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PHS And College Of Denistry Provide Free Dental Sealants To Students

Public Health Solutions District Health Department, in partnership with the UNMC college of Dentistry will be providing free dental sealants to second and third grade students at Central Elementary and Jefferson Intermediate on April 4th and 5th.

Dental sealants are a common tool used by dentists to help prevent tooth decay. Sealants are safe, easy to apply by dental staff and have been used for decades to protect the tooth enamel from plaque and acid that may lead to decay. School-based dental sealant programs have been successfully offered across the country in an attempt to improve the dental health of young children.

The dental sealant project is made possible through the donation of time and resources from the UNMC College of Dentistry staff and students.

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Apr
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Commissioners' Meeting April 3, 2012

General Business

*Linda Bauer, Jefferson County Attorney, presented Amendment #3 that had been presented by the insurance carrier at the last meeting with no action taken. Bauer pointed out that this amendment was to bring the Jefferson County Employee benefit Medical Plan in line with the employee handbook. It does not alter existing policies. A motion was made by Commissioner Marvin Yost to accept the amendment, seconded by Commissioner Arthur Craig, motion carried.

*It was pointed out by Sandra Stelling, Jefferson County Clerk, that part of the insurance amendment as it was written does not match the employee handbook although it does match what is current county policy. It does not state in the handbook that employees will be paying $10 of the insurance plan. Motion was made by Yost to change the handbook to reflect Jefferson County will share the cost of employee insurance, seconded by Commissioner Michael Dux, motion carried.

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Apr
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Gale Reminds Citizens Of Deadlines For May 15 Electio

Secretary of State John Gale outlined deadlines regarding voter registration and early voting for the Nebraska primary election on May 15.

"Any registered voter can vote early, either by mail or in person at county election offices," Gale said.

Early voting for the election starts April 9.

Gale listed the following deadlines for the primary election:

*Mail-in voter registrations must be postmarked by April 27. Voter registrations close at motor vehicle offices and state agencies on April 27.

*In-person voter registration at county election offices ends at 6 p.m. May 4. This includes registration changes such as updating an address or changing party affiliation.

Wed
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Apr
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2012 Home & Garden Show

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Looking Back

120 Years Ago 1892

The Fairbury Gazette

George E. Jenkins had a big ad in the Gazette announcing the "Grand Electrical Illumination" at his store.

Charles Smirl of Fairbury had just returned from service in Africa as a missionary.

A.H. Colman had shipped 10 carloads of wheat from Harbine.

A chattel mortgage was foreclosed on the The Fairbury Sun weekly newspaper.

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110 Years Ago 1902

The Fairbury Gazette

Mr. and Mrs. James Axtell were chosen to teach their fifth consecutive year in Jansen School.

The Journal said the city direction would be a contest between

the "law and the gospel".

Wed
04
Apr
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Letters To The Editor

Flag Burning?

Not In Nebraska

Editor:

The State of Missouri recently legalized the burning of the U.S. flag, disguising it as freedom of speech. This is the very definition of hypocrisy coming from a State where burning a cross is a felony.

Burning the U.S. flag is an act of intimidation and hatred every bit as harmful as the myriad of acts condemned as hate crimes. Patriotic Americans need to stand up for themselves and demand the same consideration that we are expected to give the, "protected classes."

Write to your State representative or direct to the Governor and collectively say, "Not in Nebraska!" to burning the U.S. flag.

Mark Scheetz

Endicott, Neb.

Cortizone,

Wed
04
Apr
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Court & Cops

Police Report

March 24: Report of an Apple I-pod silver in color stolen along with FM charger from vehicle at 900 block of K Street.

March 23: Report of criminal mischief in the 300 block of B Street.

March 23: Received complaint of ATVs tearing around on an empty lot and causing a disturbance in the 900 block of Ash Street.

March 21: Report of harassing text messages in the 1300 block of Fifth Street.

March 24: Off duty officer observed protection order violation in the 400 block of E Street.

March 23: Report of a burglar alarm in the 800 block of Fifth Street, alarm was set off by a worker.

March 25: Report of a disturbance in the 700 block of Fourth Street.

March 24: Report of a suspicious person in the 800 block of D Street.

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Richard Nestor

Richard Doyle Nestor, 87, of Goodland,Kan., died March 31, 2012 at Good Samaritan Society-Sherman County in Goodland.

Services will be held Thursday, April 5, 11 a.m. at Koons Chapel in Goodland with Dr. Chet Ross officiating. Memorials to Hospice Services of Sherman County or Northwest Kansas Animal Shelter. Burial will military rites in the Goodland Cemetery. Koons Funeral Home, Goodland, service.

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Alfred Garrels

Alfred William Garrels, 89, of Beatrice, formerly of Bremen, Kan., died at the Beatrice Good Samaritan, on March 31, 2012.

There will be no visitation as the body was cremated at his request. His memorial service will be held at "Hermansburg" Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Bremen, KS on Wednesday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Jack Kirk officiating. Inurnment at the Lanham Cemetery. Memorials to the family's choice with Ray and Lorna Friedrichs in charge. Messages of condolence can be sent to Bernice Garrels at 1306 So. 9th Street, Beatrice, NE 68310. A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence is available at www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements.

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Beatrice Ford

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