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June Jubilee

June Jubilee

Friday June 13th, at the 27th Annual Milligan, NE June Jubilee Celebration Concert! Gates open at 6pm, Chris Cagle will headline the event as well as other events planned for Saturday, June 14 and Sunday , June 15. www.milliganne.org.

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Child Safety Seat Check up Event

Child Safety Seat

Check up Event

Area parents and grandparents will have a chance to find out whether their children are as safe as possible in their child safety seats during a FREE check up event scheduled for Thursday, June 26, from 4:30 pm. to 7 pm. at the Fairbury Elks Lodge, 525 G St., Fairbury.

Walk-ins are welcome, and will be checked as time allows. Appointments are available by calling Sharon Vandegrift RN at Jefferson Community Health Center at (402) 729-3351 extension 4307.

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Child Safety Seat Check Up

Area parents and grandparents will have a chance to find out whether their children are as safe as possible in their child safety seats during a FREE check up event scheduled for Thursday, June 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Fairbury Elks Lodge, 525 G St., Fairbury.

At this event, a free ice cream cone certificate for Classic Cones will be given for each seat checked.

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of unintentional deaths for children ages 14 and under. Children ages 4 to 8 who are unrestrained have a 100 percent injury rate in a crash.

Nebraska State Law requires that all children up to age 6 be restrained in a child safety seat or belt positioning booster. But safety goes beyond age 6, Vandegrift said. Many older children may need a booster seat to fit properly in a lap and shoulder belt.

Tips from the Nebraska Safe Kids Coalition include:

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Changing Hands for Changing Hearts

The First Baptist Church of Fairbury, 901 F Street, with the assistance of the American Lutheran Church of Fairbury is holding aFREEgarage sale on June 14, 2014 from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

The motto of the First Baptist Church of Fairbury is Do What Jesus Did, Pastor Joel Hahn said. And what he did was freely give everything to us including forgiveness and a relationship with God. Therefore, we would like to extend that spirit of giving to our community.

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105-Year-Old Remembers Riding A Horse To Fairbury For Supplies

Photo caption: Minnie Terpening

She never thought she would live to be 100. The realization that she is now 105 seems just as far-fetched, she said.

It don't seem like I'm 105, but I guess I am, said Minnie Terpening, who was born and raised in northern Washington County, Kan., near today's Highway 15.

Terpening was born May 19, 1909, and credits her long life in-part to hard work.

Back then farming was done the hard way with teams of horses and horse-drawn machinery, she said.

As a child she said the family often took lunches, which usually included slices of bread, to the fields. She helped with field work, shucked corn and put up hay with a pitch fork.

She spent her life in northwest Washington County and was living on her own in her Haddam, Kan., home when she was 100. She moved to a nursing home in Belleville, Kan., only a couple years ago.

Life in the early 1930s

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Hundreds Attend Weekend Events

Photo caption: Check out all the photos from this weekends events on the photos tab under this weeks paper.

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Grants Available for Transporting Elderly and Disabled

The Nebraska Department of Roads has announced funds are now available to private nonprofit organizations and governmental entities for transportation needs of elderly persons and persons with disabilities for whom mass transportation services are unavailable, insufficient or inappropriate. Eligible applicants include private nonprofit organizations incorporated within the state and governmental entities. Governmental entities must certify that there are no nonprofit agencies in the service area readily able to provide the service.

The Federal Transit Administrations Section 5310 program is a Federal Capital Grant program that requires a local match and is managed by the Department of Roads. The program is designed to provide assistance for purchase of vehicles and related equipment. Applicants may also request funding for operating assistance, purchase of service, and technology.

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County Court Dates Changed

Starting August 1, Jefferson County Court will be held every Wednesday with arraignments beginning at 9:30 a.m. Bond hearings and arraigments will be conducted via JABBER at 9:00 a.m. Currently County Court is conducted the first and third Mondays of each month.

The change is being made in scheduling due to the retirement of Judge Patrick McArdle on July 31. Until a new judge is appointed Judge Steven Timm will be presiding over Jefferson County Court.

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County To Accept Ownership of Disputed Bridge

Photo caption: Linda Bauer, Jefferson County Attorney, seated at table, explains the resolution about accepting the Homestead Bridge. Seated behind the desk, left to right are, Commissioners Brad Grummert, Michael Dux, and Art Craig. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky Fairbury Journal News

Although the dispute was brought to light by the Fairbury Journal-News in January of 2013, the argument over who would care for the dilapidated bridge leading to the old Farmstead properties was ongoing at least a year prior. Now the dispute has ended and the bridge will be repaired, two Fairbury families will once again have full access to their homes.

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BVCA: Serving the Working Poor

Food insecurity, its a fancy phrase but what does it mean and how does it relate to Fairbury?

Food insecurity exists when not all people have the physical and economic means to access sufficient, safe and nutritious food. Economists report that the recession is improving, unemployment figures are showing an upward trend. But in rural communities the troubles continue.

The cost of living has increased dramatically, Ryan Bailey, Family and Community Services Manager at Blue Valley Community Action said. Food prices have gone up, gas prices have gone up, utilities have gone up, rents go up, everything goes up, but wages. If a person makes $7.25 per hour and the cost of milk and peanut butter almost doubles in a years time, at what point do they have to make the choice, help or no help.

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