Tuesday evening the Fairbury Jefferson Intermediate fifth grade students entertained parents and friends with their annual spring program. They presented the musical "Pirates The Musical". The stage exploded not only with color but with the exuberance of and talent of these young performers. "I have enjoyed this class's fearlessness and joy while working on this program," Brenton Roby, fifth grade vocal music instructor told the audience. Judging from the laughs throughout the musical and applause at the end of the play, the audience also agreed with Roby. Go to: fairburyjournalnews.com for video of performance and pictures. (Journal-News photos by Sandy Zabokrtsky)
Toriann Likens, a fifth grade student at Fairbury Jefferson Intermediate School recently won the Fairbury Optimist Club's Oratorical contest based on the theme of "How My Optimism Helps Me Overcome Obstacles", a topic which required students to think about how their attitude effects situations in their lives, and their ability to cope with the outcome.
Likens, daughter of Tony and Lana Likens of Fairbury, was awarded a gold neck medallion and a $100 savings bond for the honor. In addition, she will be sent to the district level at Grand Island Northwest High School on April 14 where she will compete against winners from other Optimist Clubs in the state for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship from the Optimist International Foundation.
The PTA's annual Fun Night is almost here. All Fairbury children and families are invited to attend this years' Fun Night celebration this Friday, March 30. The event takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the '47 Gym. Carnival type games will begin at 6 pm. and tickets will be sold until 8 p.m. Food will be served and make sure to enter your name in drawings to win one of several Adventure Packages as well. Participation in the annual night of fun and games is not only entertaining, but also supports the continued effort of the Fairbury PTA to provide quality enrichment programs and experiences for children in our schools.
An Open House is planned for Voice for Companion Animals (VCA). VCA is an animal welfare non-profit organization currently working in the Fairbury area. The mission of VCA is a simple one: to improve the lives of companion animals.
The Open House will be held at the E Street Thrift Store, 400 E Street, Fairbury, on April 14th, from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be door prizes, face painting for kids, a coloring contest for kids 6 and younger, and refreshments. There will also be some foster kittens and a foster dog to greet the public. Bring the family.
Recognizing the value of the auction profession, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman declared April 21, 2012, as National Auctioneer Profession Day. The Governor outlined the valuable service Nebraska Auctioneers provide to the State's businesses, farmers, ranchers and individuals in a proclamation presented to the Nebraska Auctioneers Association commemorating the day.
The Auction profession provides consumers, businesses, farmers, ranchers and public institutions an economical method of selling goods. The Nebraska Auctioneers Association provides education, training and enforces a code of ethics for its members, to provide sellers with the latest in technology, marketing and financial safeguards.
Sandra Stelling, Jefferson County Clerk, Register of Deeds, Election Commissioner, attended the National Association of Counties (NACo) 2012 Legislative Session.
Stelling was joined by more than 1,400 other county officials from across the country to convey to Congress and Administration officials the great challenges faced by county governments to continue to deliver essential services to the American people.
This is the only national organization devoted to the collective interests of the nation's counties. NACo takes this opportunity to sharpen its message to the federal government that counties are playing a key role in helping communities grow their local economies, create jobs and improve the quality of life.
Years ago plowing your fields tended to be a long arduous task. Often a small group of farmers and neighbors would band together and move from one field to the next until all the fields were plowed. This was back when the plows were drawn by horses and the plows were no larger than two rows. Nowadays one farmer can plow anywhere from 8-16 rows at one fell swoop.
Although there probably isn't a farmer out there who would return to the "good old days" there are a few out there that don't mind a nostalgic visit once in awhile.
That is exactly what is going to be happening this Saturday. A Plow Day is being planned where vintage farm implements will be used in plowing the soil. The admission is free but the memories are priceless.
The Nebraska Democratic Party will be holding caucuses across the state on April 14th.
The Jefferson County Democratic Party will have its caucus on April 14th at 2:00 p.m. at Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Fairbury. Doors will be open at 1:30 to sign-in.
"Every Democrat in Nebraska is invited to come and join their Democratic neighbors to show their support for the President and be a part of the conversation," said Vic Covalt, Chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party. "We have a great candidate for U.S. Senate ant this is the perfect opportunity to talk with other Democrats in your area about who they support and why. The caucus offers a great opportunity for people to build relationships with fellow Democratic neighbors and help move our country and state forward and to help us get to work to elect Democrats across the state."