Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:52am
Last week there was a big meeting at the Community Building in Fairbury’s City Park. If you drive a car, truck, bicycle or anything else with wheels you should have been there.
The two hour “open house” style meeting was conducted by the Nebraska Department of Roads as an informational session regarding replacement of the viaduct west of Fairbury on Highway 136. There were a lot of NDOR officials there with enough charts, graphs, leaflets and other related handouts to choke a cow. If you’re not quite sure of the scope of the project please read today’s front page, it explains everything.
And while the State did have a lot of information, there was a lot they left out. Specifically for the people who live north on River Road there were more questions than answers. During a portion of the project River Road from the south is going to be inaccessible. That’s going to inconvenience a whole lot of people.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:51am
I don’t know much about the Hindu religion. Ok, I don’t know anything about the Hindu religion.
What I do know I learned from Google, which confirmed my understanding that Hindus believe in re-incarnation. That being said I am pretty sure Hindus, if they have any say-so in what happens to me “next” will insure I come back as a sand burr, a poop fly or something equally unpleasant...at least to me.
But the fact that Hindus are seeking, in the State of Kansas, that Diwali (the most popular Hindu holy day) be added as a school holiday stating next year frankly leaves me cold. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed said it was not fair for Hindu pupils and their families to attend school on their most popular holiday.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:46am
A Race for the Cure Kentucky Derby Party to support Relay for Life is planned for Saturday, May 2, at the Fairbury Country Club by the JCHC/Gardenside/Cedarwood Relay for Life team. To have a hat decorated or for more information contact Erin Starr at (402) 729-0495 or Deb Sutton at (402) 729-4085.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:38am
The Fairbury Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring their annual Pork ‘n’ Pints Beer & Wine Tasting Festival on Saturday, April 11th at the VFW. Beer & Wine Sampling from 6:00-9:00 p.m., D.J 6:00 p.m.-Midnight. Paid admission enjoy a meal of Smoked Shredded Pork from Totally Smoked BBQ with all the fixings. A complimentary choice of a Pork ‘N’ Pints Mug or Swine ‘N’ Wine Stemless Wine Glass plus great music and entertainment throughout the night.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:37am
Heritage Care Center will serve as a ‘peer coach’ for other Nebraska nursing homes. To be eligible to serve as a peer coach, a nursing home must be identified as being in the top ten percent of homes; as reported by the National Nursing Home Quality Measure Composite Score provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The nursing home must also be a partner with their regional Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO). CIMRO of Nebraska, the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Quality Health Associates of North Dakota and South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care make up the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, the QIN-QIO for the region.
Heritage Care Center agreed to partner with Great Plains Quality Innovation Network as part of the Great Plains Quality Care Collaborative, an initiative to bolster quality improvement in nursing homes across the state.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:36am
THE BAND “An evening” takes the stage singing songs by John Denver as the entertainment Friday night at the Stagecoach Mall for the first Friday Art Walk for April. (Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News)