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North central Kansas Rock and Gem club

North central Kansas Rock and Gem club

meets at the Pony Express cafe east of Washington, Kan. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 P.M. free membership in 2014.

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The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Distribution Clinic

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Distribution Clinic

will be held in Fairbury at 512 3rd Street on Tuesday, Mar. 4, 2014. An appointment is suggested. To schedule an appointment or obtain information on how to qualify for CSFP, please call Blue Valley Community Action at 402-729-2278.

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Homestead Monument to Have Their Own Quarter

What state has the design on the quarter? Not an unusual question five different designs were released each year from 1999 to 2008. Now the question is When will the Homestead design be out?

The fifty states all have their respective designs but now what?

It has been determined that the national monument should also be represented. The U.S. Mint is focusing its attention on a new series, America the Beautiful. Since 2010 the U.S. Mint has been releasing five designs a year depicting national parks or other national sites. Nebraska is expected to kick-off the 2015 year.

The process began last August when two designers/artists came to the Homestead and developed designs that depicted the Homesteads story. Twelve designs were submitted to the selection committee for their consideration. The design that was finally chosen is a wooden cabin, with water pump in front and the picture being bordered by corn stalks.

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Wesleyan Honors List

University has announced its Academic Honors List for the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year.

A student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.75 (on a 4.00 scale) for 12 or more hours of coursework to qualify for the list.

Students in the area include Allison Marie Johnson from Daykin, Margaret Ray Ehle from Fairbury and Courtney Luann Yoachim of Hebron.

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Prayer for Children Service Announced

When the crowds that followed Jesus started bringing their children to Him, the disciples attempted to prevent them. Jesus said, Allow the children to come to me, do not hinder them. Then, He took the children into His arms and blessed them.

First Baptist Church of Fairbury, 901 F Street, will be re-creating this wonderful and meaningful event on Feb. 23, at 10:30 a.m.

We invite the parents of Fairbury and the surrounding communities to bring their children to our church on February 23rd so that we might pray for them, Pastor Joel Hahn said. We know that God cares about children and that this time of prayer will do great things for the children and parents.

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Wiegert Announces Retirement as District Court Clerk

Linda Bauer has filed for County Attorney and LeRoy Bast has filed for Treasurer and Shawna M. Taylor of Clerk of the District Court.

Rose Wiegert, current Clerk of the District Court, announced Tuesday that she would not be seeking re-election and she threw her full support behind Taylors candidacy.

Delayne Pfingsten has filed for District 3 County Commissioner. There have also been filings for several different school districts. District 8, Fairbury, has two people filing for the 4-year term, Tami Davis and Carole Sprunk, filing for the two year term is Daniel Lufkin. Filing in District 300, Tri County, is Naomi Schroeder, Kenneth Niemeyer and Janet Bock, for District 303, Meridian, Brian Jackson has filing for Saline County and Chad Frank for Jefferson County.

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JCHC Christmas Project Successful

The annual Christmas project at Jefferson Community Health Center was very successful this year, exceeding its goal by raising more than $26,000.

A total of 208 gifts were received. This years project is purchasing a new pool lift for the Bob and Wauneta Burkley Wellness Center and lift chairs for hospital patient rooms.

We are so pleased with the support of our community for projects that are so much appreciated by our patients and wellness center users, said Lana Likens, director of public relations, marketing and development at JCHC.

The swimming pool at the Bob and Wauneta Burkley Wellness Center is a great asset to our community. The pool lift which allows accessibility for those who have difficulty with steps or are wheelchair bound makes entering and leaving the water easier for some. The brand new lift which runs on water power has been installed.

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City To Apply for Grant to Aid Pending Pool Project

The Fairbury City Council took an all-important but albeit baby step toward a new aquatic centeron Tuesdayby authorizing Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward to sign an application seeking grant funds. The funds, if received, will be used for planning purposes.

If we get this money it is basically a grant to get us through the planning stages to see if we can get an even bigger grant, Fourth Ward councilman Phil Rogge said.

Its basically a grant to attempt to get a larger grant.

According to assistant street and alley superintendent Laura Bedlan, the City of Fairbury has not committed to constructing a new aquatic center, nor is any recommendation expected to be made on any pending project anytime soon.

This is going to be a very competitive grant that we would be going after, she said. There is a lot of work to be done before any part of the process starts.

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Pretty in Pink for a Reason

Photo caption: Photo by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-News

Fairbury Junior Wesley Jackson, cheers for the Jeffs and Lady Jeffs as they took on Seward in basketball in a Pink Out game Feb. 11. FBLA chapters from Fairbury and Seward worked together to sponsor the 2013-14 FBLA Pink Out. All profits were donated to the American Cancer Society and new records were set in business sponsors, T-shirt sales, and donations. A total of 470 T-shirts were sold between the two schools. Twenty Fairbury businesses served as $50 sponsors each, while Seward secured 15 business sponsors. Logos of business sponsors appeared on the shirt back. A check for more than $4,000 will be presented to the American Cancer Society.

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Fairbury Has Live Fire Training

Five local fire departments participated in a live fire training Saturday, Feb. 15.

Fairbury City, Fairbury Rural, Diller, Jansen and Steele City all participated in a live fire training. Five trainers came from Lincoln to provide training for both veteran and new firefighters. Four of the trainers came from Engine 3 in Lincoln and one came from the actual training center.

Prior to having the fire training several things needed to be accomplished Rural Fire Chief, Kenny Krause said.

The first step after finding a location is to complete a good deal of paperwork to apply for the training. Once the site is secured it had to be inspected for asbestos and other toxic materials that could cause injury to the firefighters or others watching the training. Part of the inspection also included looking for things that would explode with the heat such as a water heater. It then took 10-15 firemen two nights taking out any identified dangerous materials.

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