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Lori Robinson-Dively

Lori A. Robinson-Dively, 49, of Satsuma, Ala., died June 23, 2011 in Alabama.

Survivors include her husband, Glenn; daughter, Roxyn Dively of Satsuma; mother, Joyce Robinson of Fairbury; brothers, Stephen Robinson and wife, Elaine of Lincoln, Gregory Robinson and wife, Terry of Cairo, Neb.; mother-in-law, Marlys Dively of LaVista; brother-in-law, Greg Dively of LaVista.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 1, at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home Chapel in Fairbury with the Rev. Steve Frazier officiating. Memorials to family's choice. Burial will be in the Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury.

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Nebraska Receives Additional Conservation Funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Nebraska received additional funding for natural resource conservation through several of its Farm Bill programs. This funding will go towards applications NRCS currently has on-hand.

Nebraska State Conservationist Craig Derickson said, "This additional funding means NRCS can provide financial and technical assistance to more landowners and operators than originally anticipated. Here in Nebraska, we often receive twice as many applications for natural resource conservation assistance than we can fund. This additional funding will help NRCS apply more conservation work on Nebraska's working lands."

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Collecting, Saving A Timeless Tradition

In the past, the fair board has displayed different collections for the public to enjoy. This has ranged from toy tractors, Fisher Price Toys, pull toys from the 30's, and donkeys just to name a few. This does entail locating the person with the collection, borrowing someone's collection, transporting it to the fair and setting it up for viewing.

Granted there are many collectors in our community who are happy to share their passions. This year there will not be an established collection to display. Instead the public will be playing a very important role in this collection. In fact the Fair Board and KUTT/KGMT won't have a collection if the public does not participate.

It is time to clean out those closets and check out those dusty corners in the basement and for you scrapbookers, don't forget those old newspaper articles that Mom saved for you when you were a kid.

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Commissioners' Meeting Notes-June 28

*There was no commercial property protests for this afternoon's Board of Equalization. However, County Assessor, Vicki Haskell, is currently working with Co-op to assure that Jefferson County assessment concurs with all other counties that Co-op is located.

*Jefferson County Highway Superintendent, Bill Hansel, reports that the Plymouth South road construction will probably not be complete in time for harvest.

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Fourth Of July Flea Market This Sunday, Monday

The 40th Annual Flea Market will be held this Sunday, July 3rd and Monday, July 4th, at the Fairbury City Park.

The park should fill up fast with over 300 vendors and a park full of flea market enthusiasts searching for unusual treasures and bargains.

The annual event is sponsored by the Pioneer Shrine Club of Fairbury and Hebron. The Shriners Parade begins at 10 am on July 4th.

This is one of the largest flea markets in Southeast Nebraska. VFW fireworks will be shot off at dusk at the park.

This year's show will be a two-day event, Sunday and Monday from dawn to dusk.

For visitors coming for the entire weekend, camping is available at Crystal Springs.

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Davis Installed As Nebraska State President Of Eagles

So many memories...and so many more to make.

Kelly Davis of Fairbury joined the Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E) in March of 1981 as a Charter Member when they instituted the Fairbury Aerie and Auxiliary. Since that time he has held various offices and most recently was installed as Worthy State President at the 107th Nebraska State Convention held in Hastings June 11.

"I thoroughly enjoy the Eagles and everything they stand for," Davis said. "I take a lot of pride in being a part of the fund raising efforts, and seeing the good we do. I love the fraternalism and sense of family you have when you are with other Eagles, we are all Brother and sister Eagles. For the last 30 years the Eagles has been a big part of my life."

Joining the Eagles was not a fly by night decision for Davis, but more like a right of passage.

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Davis Installed As Nebraska State President Of Eagles

So many memories...and so many more to make.

Kelly Davis of Fairbury joined the Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E) in March of 1981 as a Charter Member when they instituted the Fairbury Aerie and Auxiliary. Since that time he has held various offices and most recently was installed as Worthy State President at the 107th Nebraska State Convention held in Hastings June 11.

"I thoroughly enjoy the Eagles and everything they stand for," Davis said. "I take a lot of pride in being a part of the fund raising efforts, and seeing the good we do. I love the fraternalism and sense of family you have when you are with other Eagles, we are all Brother and sister Eagles. For the last 30 years the Eagles has been a big part of my life."

Joining the Eagles was not a fly by night decision for Davis, but more like a right of passage.

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Don't Dig Out The Fireworks Just Yet, Ordinance Says Hold Off Until July 1

Even though you may have some fireworks left over from last year, don't be getting them out just yet.

Fireworks can be ignited starting Friday morning and not before.

"Fairbury's City ordinance says fireworks can be ignited and discharged between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. on July 1st through July 3rd and 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on the Fourth of July," Vickie Banahan, Fairbury Police Department Office Manager, said. "Discharge them after that and it can be a ticketable offense."

There are certain areas of Fairbury that fireworks are not allowed at any time of day or night.

"No person shall ignite or cause to be exploded any fireworks within the historic district of the municipality which includes the downtown area," Banahan said. "So if you are downtown and you are shooting off fireworks you can be cited. That is just not the place to be shooting off fireworks."

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Fourth Of July, Considered Deadliest Time For Driving

In our area we know Winter road conditions are typically known for causing some pretty bad driving conditions, but motorists may be surprised to learn that it's not the most dangerous time on the road. This upcoming weekend - Fourth of July - is considered the deadliest time for driving.

In a survey it was found that an overwhelming 83 percent of Americans consider the winter months to be the most dangerous. Only 8 percent believe summer is the most dangerous time to be on the road.

The truth is, the Fourth of July weekend is often the most dangerous driving day of the year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with jam-packed rural roads and holiday-related drinking.

Americans are more aware of the dangers of winter driving and therefore, slightly more prepared, whereas they tend to let their guards down during summer holidays, when fatalities are more likely to occur.

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