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April 4, 2012 Legals

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Weathers Been Nice, Farmers Back In Fields, What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Photo caption: Remember The Good Ole Days---Kenny Riggle of Endicott with his two mule hitch pulling a single plow works the ground. It was slow going, he had started the section at 1:00 p.m. and at almost 3 p.m. had turned over a strip about 10 feet wide. This was easily the oldest means of plowing in attendance at Plow Day, but many other antique tractors and their drivers enjoyed the day, too. (Fairbury Journal-News photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky)

Unusually warm weather seems to bring out Spring Fever in some very surprising ways. While most farmers are heading to their fields with their massive equipment ready to plow anywhere from 16 to 32 rows at a time there are a few farmers who still believe in the good old days.

That is exactly what happened this past Sunday just southeast of Roodes Feedlot. Farmers came from all around just for the chance to practice farming like their ancestors did. Plow Day was deemed a success by co-organizer, Kenny Dodge.

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Clean Audit Reflects Good Bottom Line For Fairbury

In some years the annual auditors report for the City of Fairbury reflected the bad news of of a dire economy. Spiralling expenses and a dwindling cash balance left council members to discuss for hours how to make ends meet.

Not this year.

Tuesdays report given by Pam Busboom of Blobaum & Busboom was quick, easy on the ears and yielded good news.

Overall the City has a healthy cash position and not a concern in the growth of expenditures, Busboom said.

She reported to council members that while the Citys cash position dropped from $2.2 million to $2 million, there is in effect a net increase of $36,000 from the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2011.

The decrease that we are showing is due to the lessening of the amounts in the LB840 (economic development) and CDBG funds, she said. Those are monies that really arent available for expenditure, they are other restricted cash funds.

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County Commissioners OK Purchase Of New Mapping Program

Jefferson County has had the imagery capabilities that has allowed officials to do a variety of tasks. This includes pulling up 3-D maps, locating well heads for different communities, as well as mapping out different properties, to name a few. Throughout the county the program is accessed on a daily basis.

The countys subscription to the company that is hosting this site expired the first of March. Although the county will not lose existing pictures, it does mean that data will not be updated. This places a potentially big handicap on Jefferson County officials.

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Raising Funds For Mission Trip To Vietnam

Last year a Fairbury physician, Dr. Ted Tucker, went on a mission trip to Vietnam and plans to return this July for another.

He found last year he would have been better able to provide treatment for more patients for a longer period of time if he had more medication. To help assist in the efforts to provide needed medicine and treatment, there will be a fund raising effort on April 15th at the Presbyterian Church in Fairbury. This event will feature a slide presentation and commentary by Dr. Tucker of his 2011 trip. Following the presentation an auction will be held to raise money for the mission trip in order to purchase medication for patients in need in Vietnam.

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City Museum To Highlight Campbell Brothers Circus In April

Photo caption: CIRCUS PARADE---Campbell Brothers Circus announces its arrival home as it parades around Fairburys downtown square.

Who would want to winter in Fairbury, Neb? No one; people usually go south for the warmer weather. Well there is one circus that called Fairbury their home from 1885-1913 during the winter months, The Campbell Brothers Circus.

During the month of April the Fairbury City Museum will be highlighting their Campbell Brothers Circus memorabilia and artifacts. There are photos, programs and interesting pieces of information for the history buff to peruse.

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2012 Home & Garden Show

The 2012 Home & Garden show was held this past Saturday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Show attendees could choose from a variety of things to do. Just a few activities taking place at the annual show were chain saw carving, having your blood pressure taken, checking blood sugar levels, or even having your face painted like Brittany Kroeker (shown below). The Home & Garden Show was another success, according Sharon Priefert, Fairbury Chamber executive director. There were over 50 booths again this year, the weather was perfect especially for our outdoor booths and the L & R Chainsaw Artist, who was a great hit. The attendance was possibly down a little due to the nice weather, but I would say still around 500 attended again this year. The free face painting is always a hit with the kids along with Plinko with prizes and other games in the kids room. The Chamber is very pleased with another great year in attendance and booths!

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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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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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Gale Reminds Citizens Of Deadlines For May 15 Election

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.

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