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Melvin Fryar

Melvin Fryar

Melvin Leon Fryar, 74, of Fredericksburg, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 in the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Memorial Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Moore Fryar of Fredericksburg; daughter, son, and spouses, Michael Fryar of Arizona, Carrie and Greg Mathers of Fredericksburg; six grandchildren, Rebecca, Austin, Matthew, and Jenna (children of Michael Fryar), Elizabeth and Leah (children of Carrie and Greg); sister, Glenda and David Hauser of California.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at 3 p.m. in the Victory Fellowship Church in Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Michael Burdick officiating.

Burial and military honors will be held at a later date in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonia, Texas.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes that memorials be given in his name to the Victory Fellowship Church, D.A.V. or to the charity of your choice.

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The Fairbury Public Library will be closed the rest of the week

The Fairbury Public Library will be closed the rest of the week. GED classes will not meet Thursday night, January 9. Fines will not be charged for closed days. Staff is available by phone for renewals. The Library will reopen Saturday morning, January 11 for Story Time.

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The Fairbury Public Library will be closed the rest of the week

The Fairbury Public Library will be closed the rest of the week. GED classes will not meet Thursday night, January 9. Fines will not be charged for closed days. Staff is available by phone for renewals. The Library will reopen Saturday morning, January 11 for Story Time.

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Jefferson County Fair 2014

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A counterfeit $20.00 bill found in Fairbury

A counterfeit $20.00 bill was discovered in a merchants deposit. It is believed it was presented to the merchant sometime on or just before January 4, 2014. The color of the bill was darker than normal and there was no visible magnetic strip. Be alert as there could be others.

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Looking Back

Photo caption: The Fairbury Journal News Staff ready to print the paper in 1910.

120 Years Ago

1894

The Fairbury Journal

Farmers had been plowing in the springlike weather of January.

Frank Gage of the Bower community added a stream engine, corn sheller and several wood saws to his equipment.

Pupils cited in district No. 38 (2 miles east and one south of Plymouth) were Agatha, August and Lucy Brott, Daisy and Henry Moneypenny, Henry Thesle and Mary Ware.

Practicing for their speeches to be given at high school commencement, at the Maude Tunnell home, were Edger M. Cramb, Guy and Roy Daggett, Robert Davis, Lela Ehrett, Gertrude Hansen, Jessie Herren, George Jacques and Bernice Welton. Topics included Charles Dickens, Napoleon, Cicero, Pericles, Abraham Lincoln, Caesar, Joan of Arc, the French Empress Eugenie and Society Women of Today.

110 Years Ago

1904

The Fairbury Journal

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Plymouth News-Angie Zulauf

Pastor David Schultz from Faith Lutheran in Rising City teaches a course each year on Islam. He will be at St. Pauls Tuesday, Jan. 14 beginning at 7 p.m., for an hour and a half presentation on the background of the religion, some of their distinctive teachings, and its affect on our nation. There will be a potluck meal preceding the presentation beginning at 6:15 p.m. The meal and presentation will be held in the school. The public is invited to attend.

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You Drink You Drive You Lose

You Drink You Drive You Lose

The Fairbury Police Department participated in the nationwide You Drink You Drive You Lose campaign, which ran from Dec. 13 through Jan. 1.

During that time period there was increased patrol.

The extra patrol time was possible through a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS). This grant allowed officers to work extra time in order to increase the enforcement of traffic laws and specifically increase patrol for alcohol violations. The extra time worked by officers will be paid for by the NOHS.

During the enforcement dates 12 citations were issued in Fairbury.

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SCC offering 12-week Aviation Ground School class

Southeast Community Colleges Continuing Education Division is offering a 12-week Aviation Ground School course.

The class, which will be taught by Dr. Dean Doyle, begins Jan. 14 and ends April 1. The class will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays in Room 334 of the Kennedy Center on SCCs Beatrice Campus, 4771 W. Scott Road.

The 12-week course prepares students for the FAA written exam which is necessary for gaining a Visual Flight Rules pilots license.

Course objectives include the fundamentals of flight, flight operations, aviation weather, performance and navigation, and integrating pilot knowledge and skills.

Required textbook and supplies are included in the cost. Doyle has been an FAA-certified flight instructor since 1977 and has experience as a commercial pilot.

For more information or to enroll, contact Kelly Morgan at 402-228-8244 or email kmorgan@southeast.edu.

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Jefferson County Art Guild News

Jefferson County Art Guild held a gift-wrapping event for anyone needing gifts wrapped-for free! Dec. 9 and 10 and Dec. 13 and 14 found the Art Guild Studio filled with paper, ribbons, boxes and tags all waiting to be used for guests who needed help in wrapping their gifts. Santas helpers, (wearing red hats and cheery smiles) stood ready to pack and wrap. Those helpers were: President Lacey Searing, Jeanette Bangert, Vicki Christ, Audrey Dawes, and Daisy. We will probably do this again next Christmas. In the meantime Monday workshops will resume in January where members work on various types of art. Stop in at the Studio from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Or better yet, bring YOUR Art and join us that day.

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