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Working Women of WWII

Working Women of WWII

American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women who worked on the home front during WWII. Thousands of women worked as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors in plants, sewing clothing and parachutes for the military, ordnance workers, rolling bandages, clerical and many other jobs such as volunteer workers collecting scrap metals and other critical materials. These women have stories of their WWII experience that are of historical value and perhaps have never been told. American Rosie the Riveter Association would like to acknowledge these women with a certificate and have their stories placed in our archives.

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Odell American Legion Fish Fry

Odell American Legion Fish Fry

Mar. 8, 2014

5:30-8:00 P.M.

Fish, Ham, Salads, Drinks, Scalloped Potatoes.

Carry-outs available, $10.00

All You Can Eat!

44-45p, 48-49p

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The District Spelling Contest

The District Spelling

Contest will be held in Fairbury at the Jefferson County Courthouse, District courtroom, on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Fifteen counties have been invited to attend. The top four spellers, or alternates, in both the fifth and sixth, and the seventh and eighth grades from each county will be vying for the Districts top awards. Registration for the fifth and sixth grades begins at 8:30 A.M. and spelling commences at 9:00 A.M. The seventh and eighth grades register at 12:30 P.M. and spelling begins at 1:00 P.M. As seating permits, spectators are welcome.

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Critter Cupboard Around the Corner

Critter Cupboard Around the Corner

The next Critter Cupboard pet food pantry distribution will be held on Thursday, February 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. (or until gone), at the Salvation Army, 7th and Market Street, Beatrice.

Dog food and cat food will be available at this distribution. The second or subsequent visit to the pet food pantry will require rabies certificates. For those without certificates, duplicates can be obtained from the veterinary office that issued the vaccination.

The pet food pantry is for low income and disabled households, or anyone experiencing a financial hardship.

For more information about Voice for Companion Animals, visit their website at: www.voiceforcompanionanimals.com, email atinfo@voiceforcompanionanimals.com, or call 402-819-8799.

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FREE clinic

Farmers and ranchers

are invited to attend a FREE clinic. The clinics are one-on-one, not group sessions, and are confidential. The Farm Finance clinic gives you a chance to meet with an experienced Ag law attorney and Ag financial counselor. These clinic staff specialize in legal and financial issues related to farming and ranching, including financial planning, estate and transition planning, farm loan programs, debtor/creditor law, water rights, and other relevant matters. Here is an opportunity to obtain an experienced outside opinion on issues that may be affecting your farm or ranch. Bring your questions!

These FREE farm and ranch clinics are being held in:

March Clinic dates:

Fairbury Wednesday, 5

Grand Island Thursday, 6

North Platte Thursday, 13

Lexington Thursday, 20

Norfolk Friday, 21

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Dodge vs. Jefferson County Enters Courtroom

Evidence was accepted by Jefferson County District Judge Paul Korslund Feb. 20 in the heated Kenneth Dodge vs. Jefferson County.

The case centers on the old worn-out Farmsteads Bridge which was originally built by the federal government in the 1930s as part of the failed Farmsteads Program.

The federal government conveyed ownership of the road and the bridge to Jefferson County in the 1940s but the county commissioners, at the time, rejected the gift.

Thursday, Korslund accepted the opening round of exhibits in the Dodge case, the second case hes handled like it. Back in 2013 Mike Diller also sought summary judgment in his Diller vs. Jefferson County case but Korslund determined that the United States government still owns the failing bridge.

Attorney Daniel Werner opened Thursdays hearing by submitting seven written exhibits. Dodges attorney, J.L. Spray, objected to all seven of the exhibits.

Spray then submitted five exhibits.

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Big Battle for Lil J Continues, Benefit Announced

Photo caption: Lil J Now

When pregnant and you hit the halfway point it usually is a sigh of relief, you are starting on the downhill slide.

The Meints family never had that chance for the sigh, instead the halfway point marked the beginning of the battle of their life or more importantly the battle for their sons life.

Baby Jamison Martin Meints (Lil J) announced his coming into the world in May 2, 2013, weighing just one pound and a full 17 weeks early. He was 10-and-three-quarter inches long and shortly after birth he dropped to 13 ounces.

His parents, Jamison and Jamie Meints, were surprised and frightened at the same time. But as is often the case with premature deliveries, they were thrust into a life of action.

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Ready For Action Anytime

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

Last Wednesday, Feb. 19, an alarm sounded on the third floor of the Jefferson County Courthouse which immediately summoned all law enforcement officers in the area to respond. The first responders, including Jefferson County Sheriffs Deputies, Fairbury Police Officers and Ambulance No. 33 Paramedics, made their way to the courthouse in mere minutes. The alarm was false in nature and was believed to have been caused by a malfunction of the warning system.

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Vastly Higher Electric Rates Inch Closer To Reality

Power and what its going to cost.

Members of the Fairbury City Council and Board of Public Works conducted a rare joint meeting in council chambersTuesday. The sole agenda item: how much to raise electric rates to stop the hemorrhaging of cash from municipal coffers.

BPW members have extolled for several months how it is costing the city more to buy power than what they are selling it for. As of December, the local utility had been forced to cash in more than $600,000 of their cash reserves to make up the shortfall.

Assistant Superintendent of Utilities Larry Naiman said the gap is widening.

Right now I think that were somewhere around $700,000 in the hole and we could be on our way to a $1.2 million loss if something isnt done, he said.

That something was to be hammed outTuesday.

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Visiting Ukrainians Share Thoughts About Civil War

Photo caption: Vitaly Mykosyanchyk

While most Americans sit back and watch the fighting in the Ukraine on television, 13 young people in Fairbury worry about their families who are living through it.

In all, 13 Ukrainians are working as trainees at Livingston Enterprises Inc. in Fairbury. Each spends a year learning about swine production as they work with the Fairbury-based company.

Two of Ukrainians sat down last Friday to discuss what is happening in their home country and how deeply it is affecting them.

Vitaly Mykosyanchyk, 26, from the Khelnytskyy Region of western Ukraine said his mother travels 400 kilometers (or 600 miles) to work every other week in Kiev and luckily she was at home when intense fighting broke out last week in Kiev, sealing off the city.

Mykosyanchyk said hes been closely monitoring what is happening at home through television and Internet reports.

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