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Ruth Wilt

Ruth Wilt, 101, of Fairbury, Neb., died Dec. 19, 2011 at Gardenside Long Term Care in Fairbury.

Survivors include her brother, Norman Littrell and wife, Doris of Chandler, Ariz.; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29, at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home Chapel in Fairbury with the Rev. Leonard Waller officiating. Memorials to family's choice. Burial will be in the Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury.

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Elva M. DeLong

Elva M. DeLong, 93, of Fairbury, Neb., died Dec. 23, 2011 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.

Survivors include her son, Mark Thomas DeLong Jr. and wife, Pamela of Omaha; grandchildren, Bridgitte Ball and husband, Steve of Norfolk, Mark Thomas DeLong III and wife, Angie of Omaha; great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Lauren and Kristen Ball, John, Zipporah and Cooper DeLong.

Services were held Dec. 27, at the First Christian Church in Fairbury with the Rev. Ron Johnson officiating. Memorials to the First Christian Church. Burial was in the Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury, service.

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Curtis L. Maschman To Serve As County Court Presiding Judge For The 1st Judicial District In 2012

Judge Curtis Maschman has been named County Court Presiding Judge of the 1st Judicial District (Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, and Thayer Counties) beginning January 2012. The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the nomination of Judge Maschman, whose name was submitted by his fellow county court judges for the leadership position.

Judge Maschman has served on the county court bench in the 1st Judicial District since taking the bench in April 1993. He served the previous terms as presiding judge for the district in 2003 and 2004. Judge Maschman is a member of both the Supreme Court's Automation Advisory and Supreme Court Technology Committee. In 2007, he was recognized for his innovation and assistance in developing several portions of the computer system used in Nebraska's trial courts with the Chief Justice's "Outstanding Service to the Judiciary" Award.

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Jill Duis Honored By March of Dimes

Jill Duis RN, a member of Jefferson Community Health Center's acute nursing staff, was honored as one of 30 nurses receiving special recognition at the Nebraska March of Dimes Excellence in Nursing Awards held Nov. 29 in Omaha.

The Nebraska Chapter of the March of Dimes and Methodist Hospital System presented Excellence in Nursing awards to 126 Nebraska nurses for their dedication to the nursing profession and quality patient outcomes. Nurses were nominated by individuals who wished to recognize a nurse for their outstanding contributions. Thirty of these nurses were selected for special recognition for their exemplary service, including the Rising Star, Clinical Excellence and Distinguished Nurse awards.

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Live Healthy Nebraska To Be Offered For Third Year In Jefferson County

Jefferson County residents are being challenged to Live Healthy through the Live Healthy Nebraska program in 2012.

The Live Healthy Nebraska 100-Day-Challenge is a team-based weight loss and physical activity program that will assist participants in making positive changes that lead to a healthier lifestyle. Participants competing in Live Healthy Nebraska will be encouraged to form healthy habits through physical activity and improved nutrition. Teams will track weight loss and/or minutes of activity in a competition during the 100-Day Challenge.

Registration opens Jan. 3, 2012. Gather a team of 2 to 10 people and sign up on line at www.livehealthynebraska.org. When registration begins, you must register using the group code LHNJCHC to be a part of the Jefferson County group for the 2012 challenge.

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JCHC Recognized As Top Performer

Jefferson Community Health Center has been recognized as a top quality performer among Critical Access Hospitals participating in pneumonia measures in Hospital Compare.

JCHC is one of 18 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation and among three in Nebraska to score 100 percent on all six pneumonia measures and reported on more than 10 patients per quarter in Hospital Compare throughout 2010. There are 1,317 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation, and 967 of them report pneumonia data.

Erin Starr RN, chief quality officer, said that she is very pleased for JCHC to receive national recognition for quality. And JCHC not only met the criteria for pneumonia at 100 percent for 2010, the criteria were also met at 100 percent for 2011, she said.

"It takes a true commitment to quality from physicians and staff to make this level of quality attainable," Starr said.

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Just Around The Corner

Elks Hoop Contest

The Fairbury Elks Lodge is sponsoring the annual Elks National free throw, "Hoop Contest" on Saturday, Dec. 31, at the Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School. The contest will begin at 10 a.m. For more information contact, Hoop Shoot Director, Don Mahlman at 402-729-3466.

Waffleman

The Waffleman will be here on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Fairbury High School, serving from 5 to 8 p.m. Fairbury boys and girls basketball teams will be playing Tri County. Sponsored by Fairbury Post Prom. There is a fee to eat.

Pink Out

Fairbury Jeffs basketball game against Tri County will be "Pink Out" on Saturday, Jan. 7. Proceeds to be given to the Susan Koman Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Club News

Tenants Christmas

Party Was Well Attended

The '23 Apartment tenants meeting was held Dec. 2 at coffee hour with 10 tenants attending.

Maxine opened the meeting and Shirley read the minutes and gave the treasurer's report. A New Year's Eve party was discussed. Sloppy Joes, chips and dessert will be served.

The Christmas party was held Dec. 15, with a soup, sandwich, relish tray and dessert served. There were 14 tenants, one staff member, eight board members and 11 guests present. A gift exchange was held.

Sandy Aden and her mother, Helen Fegter entertained the group.

Heart Sisters Revealed

And Gifts Exchanged

The Merry Modern Club met Dec. 14, with six members and two guests present.

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People

Vicki Haskell, Jefferson County Assessor; Sandra Stelling, Jefferson County Clerk; Rosanna Wiegert, Jefferson County Clerk of the District Court and Marvin Yost, Jefferson County Commissioner, all attended a workshop for Nebraska county officials recently in Kearney sponsored by Nebraska Association of County Officials. The conference updated county officials on recent changes in state laws and provided extensive training on the responsibilities of their respective offices.

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Robinson And Seeley Recited Vows in September

Melissa Mari Robinson of Lincoln, Neb. and Travis Alan Seeley of Jansen recited their wedding vows on Sept. 10, 2011 at Bethany Christian Church in Lincoln.

Senior Minister Daryl Lauber performed the 4 p.m. ceremony.

Parents of the couple are Ronald and Marilyn Robinson of Lincoln, Linda Seeley and the late Alan Seeley of Jansen.

Grandparents of the bride are Eugene and Darlene Robinson of Adams and Elsie Minzel of Emerald.

The bride was given away in marriage by her parents and escorted down the aisle by her father. She wore a satin gown with a sweetheart neckline, bead work throughout the gown and mid-length train. She carried a bouquet of red roses.

Maid of honor was Jessica Schwab, sister of the bride.

Bridesmaids were Kiley Hoeft, Jennifer Cole, Amanda Edson and Alicia Oakeson.

They wore long black dresses.

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