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Frank Elmer Hinrichs

Frank Elmer Hinrichs, 93, of Rupert, Idaho, died Aug. 18, 2011 at the Cassia Regional Medical Center in Burley, Idaho.

Survivors include his sons, James (Carol) of Lake Stevens, Wash., Robert (Peggy) of Rio Vista, Calif., John (Nancy Wadley) of Burley; daughter-in-law, Jackie of Paul, Idaho; grandchildren, Anna, Lisa, Christine, Kimberly, Kevin, David, Kathy, Teryal, Sheila and Korey; great-grandchildren, Gregory, Jayson, Meleah, Michael, Stacie Rae, Kelsey, Kallie, Andraya, Johnathan, Quinton, Joy, Elaina, Noah and Tegan; great-great-grandchildren, Harlie and Alex.

Services were held Aug. 25 at the Hansen Mortuary Rupert Chapel with the Rev. Pam Meese officiating. Memorials to the Shriner's Children's Hospital.

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Nominees Wanted For BVCA Board Of Directors Election

An open meeting will be held by Blue Valley Community Action Partnership to nominate persons to represent the low-income population in Jefferson County on the BVCA Partnership governing Board of Directors.

The meeting will be held Wednesday, September 14th, at 1:15 pm at the BVCA Center at 624 5th Street in Fairbury.

Any persons interested in being a representative on the Board or seeking more information about the work of BVCA Partnership is particularly invited to attend the meeting.

BVCA Partnership staff and county advisory board members will be on hand to explain the election procedures and the role the representatives assume in planning BVCA activities in Jefferson County for low-income families.

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Irrigation Revisions Addressed At Local NRD Hearing

A Public hearing will be held at the Little Blue NRD office in Davenport. The meeting will be held Sept. 13, set to begin at 6:30. Prior to the meeting will be a half hour information session, starting at 6:00 to review upcoming changes.

Current Nov. 1st anhydrous date will continue as in the past with no proposed change. However, farmers who wish to apply liquid or dry pre plant nitrogen fertilizers, in which nitrogen is the greatest percent of the compound, or when the application result in a rate of over 20 pounds per acre, may only do so after March 1.

The limitations for irrigation water transfers will be lessened by removing the need for a permit if the transfer is to be within the same section of land.

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What's For Lunch?

Fairbury Jefferson and Central Elementary Schools

Thursday, Sept. 8: Spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans or chef salad. PBJ sandwich pack. Cheese stick pack.

Friday, Sept. 9: Fiestada, Mexican rice, kidney bean salad or chef salad. Turkey sandwich pack. Cheese stick pack.

Monday, Sept. 12: Hamburger on bun, French fries, or chef salad. Ham sandwich pack. Yogurt pack.

Tuesday, Sept. 13: Oven fried chicken, mashed sweet potatoes or chef salad. Turkey wrap pack. Yogurt pack.

Wednesday, Sept. 14: Central: Chicken nuggets, broccoli or chef salad. Jefferson: Pizza Hut beef pizza or chef salad. PBJ sandwich pack. Yogurt pack.

Meals served with fruit/ vegetable/bread bar and milk.

High School

Thursday, Sept. 8: Spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans.

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Deadline Approaching For Mrs. Nebraska Pageant Entry

Nebraska's married women have until Oct. 9 to enter the 2012 Mrs. Nebraska Pageant to be held Nov. 12 in Omaha. Contestants from across the state will compete for the title and a chance to represent Nebraska at the nationally televised Mrs. America Pageant in the spring of 2012 as well as a prize package valued at over $15,000.

Contestants must be married, over 18 years of age, and will compete in personal interview, evening gown and swimsuit competitions. Last year's winner, Karalyn Hoefer, 45, of Friend was a top 15 finalist at the Mrs. America Pageant in April. She has spent her time as Mrs. Nebraska supporting causes such as the Cattleman's Ball, Susan G. Komen and the American Heart Association.

For more information, visit www.mrsnebraska.net or call Jennifer Bradley at 402-871-3007.

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"Understanding Your Medicare Benefits"

Understanding Your Medicare Benefits presentation will be led by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator and trained SHIIP professional, Mary Ann Holland, on September 20 at Fairbury Senior Center at 10 a.m and 2 p.m. at the Beatrice Senior Center.

Many Medicare beneficiaries are overwhelmed by the amount of information they see or hear regarding Medicare health care benefits. During 2011 and beyond, Medicare is focusing efforts toward providing annual wellness screenings for Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare picks up nearly 100% of the cost for most screenings.

The Health Care Reform Act, signed by President Obama more than a year ago, provides financial assistance to beneficiaries who have a Medicare drug plan once they reach the coverage gap, or 'donut hole.' Medicare Part D Open Enrollment dates will be earlier this year than in the past; enrollment for a 2012 plan begins October 15 and lasts until December 7.

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Just Around The Corner

Prayer Service Sept. 11

There will be a service of prayer for our nation on September 11th at 2 p.m. at Zion (Gladstone) UCC (56205 713th Rd, Fairbury). We will gather together in prayer for our nation, our nation's leaders, and for all of those in our nation who are suffering from the many natural disasters that we have experienced, and all of those who are suffering as a result of the recession.

Punt, Pass and Kick

The Punt, Pass and Kick competition sponsored by the Optimist will be held this Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Intermediate football field/track at 9th and L Streets. The competition is for boys and girls ages 6-15 (as of Dec. 31, 2011), with sign up the day of the event.

Carp Camp

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Nebraska Volleyball Fan? Watch Them Play Thursday Night

John Cook's Huskers and Kirsten Bernthal Booth's Bluejays face off against each other when Nebaska hosts Creighton during the Ameritus Player's Challenge on Thursday, Sept. 8.

The contest will be broadcast live from the NU Coliseum on "Nebraska Volleyball" beginning at 7 p.m. CT on NET1/HD.

The match will be called by sportscaster Larry Punteney providing play-by-play, with former Nebraska All-American volleyball standout Kathi Wieskamp offering color commentary.

In addition to the intrastate battle between the Huskers and the Jays, NET Television will air three additional volleyball contests, with Nebraska meeting a familiar foe from the Big 12 Conference as well as two teams from its new conference, the Big Ten.

Facing the Huskers will be Iowa State (Sept. 17), Ohio State (Sept. 24) and Iowa (Oct. 19).

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3,600 Thursdays And Still Counting

There is always an ebb and flow to life. People come and go and sometimes clubs and social organizations tend to fade away.

Well there is one club in the area that can't say that. The Friendly Thursday Club. This is a ladies club that has been faithfully meeting for 75 years in October. That is roughly 3,600 Thursdays.

The Friendly Thursday Club started during the height of the great depression. These very wise "farm wives", realizing that amusements being few and far between; not just due to the depression but simply because living in the country lent itself to a more seclusive lifestyle, it was time that they take the bull by the horns.

These women decided that something needed to be done about that. Industriously, despite the raised eyebrows of the bewildered husbands, they set about organizing a club.

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Jefferson County Budget Approved

Jefferson County Commissioners reviewed the budget request for $4,587,369 for this budget year. This is an increase from $4,243,360 from last year.

"As requested the budget was balanced completely by using property taxes." Brian Blobaum, CPA, pointed out.

The levy rate this year will be 45.7 cents which is actually a decrease from last year of 46.5 cents.

"There would have been a greater drop of 3.4 cents if it had not been for the highway bond," Blobaum pointed out.

The highway bond was taken out in May of 2011 to pay for Plymouth south improvements. It was a $5 million highway project. It was taken out on a twenty year bond. Payment for this year will be $365,876.25.

There was a question from the floor regarding the budget.

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