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Thumb Bands Could Save Lives

Project encourages area youth to wear thumb bands and not text while driving

Students and young adults are the target of a new education campaign throughout the Public Health Solutions District Health Department District in conjunction with Adams Fire and Rescue.

Thumb bands are being distributed at community and educational events encouraging area youth to NOT TEXT WHILE DRIVING. The idea of the thumb bands originated from Adams EMT, Laureen Ehmen who brought it to the attention of Captain Michael Pethoud after seeing an article in the news. Senseless deaths and accidents can occur when a driver's focus is distracted from the road to their phone.

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Fairbury Students Pitch In

The Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School Agri-Science class, which studies plant science in the curriculum, is pitching in to help improve the appearance of downtown Fairbury. "I'm always looking for hands-on activities and this works real well for the landscaping unit," Dennis Kenning, instructor, said. "We are not only cleaning beds but we will also do some pruning. We also plan to re-mulch each of the corners. We hope to help down at the park and with other projects. It is a good community service activity, and I hoping maybe some of those kids will start to take a little more pride in the community." Laura Bedlan, Fairbury's Assistant Street Superintendent, expressed gratitude towards the effort of the students. "The City appreciates the work they are doing and helping out in such a great way. It is great for the community and truly appreciated." (Journal-News photo by Vicki Check)

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Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School Third Term Honor Roll

High Honor Roll

SENIORS

Miranda Barber, Hannah Bauer, Qin Chen, Margaret Ehle, Bethanie Fry,

Pierce Griffin, Dylan Hinrichs, Kayla Lufkin, Naomi Lutze, Trenton McCown,

Paige Miller, Amanda Osborne, Sydney Schroeder. Sheyenne Summers,

Stormie Surrell, Nicholle Vernon

JUNIORS

Shalyse Ahl, Amanda Bartels, Alison Buchli,William Ebke, Ashton Feldkamp,

Rebecca Gasper, Samantha Henske, Jordan Lofing, Daisha Novotny,

Jason Peterson, Ashlee Siebe, Amelia Stone

SOPHOMORES

Allison Burkley, Jenna Christiansen, Jensen Cromer, Tessa Falos, Bailey Likens, Allison Mitchell-Hill, Joshua Moody, Hannah Reikofski,

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Meridian Third Quarter Honor Roll

Seniors

Honor Roll

Emly Aude, Angela Durflinger, Sydne Endorf, Allison Johnson, Hailey Kaderabek, Candace Kinnan, Kyle Rohr, Brandie Sykes, and Cole Williams

Honorable Mention

Eric Bartels, Crystal Brakhage, Ashley Disney, Garrett Hofstetter, Nikki Krupicka and Shane Roesler

Juniors

Honor Roll

Blake Bartels, Stephanie Bartels, Kate Endorf, Ashley Hansel, Brianna Jackson, Bethany Lintz, Christina Maschman, Riley Meyer, Blake Miller and Karlee Schwisow

Honorable Mention

Melanie Baxa, Amber Brejcha, Aiden Carpenter, Joshua Lundholm, Cody Rawson, Brandon Sales, Jeffrey Taylor and Dakota Voight

Sophomore

Honor Roll

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SCC Releases Dean's List For Winter Quarter

Southeast Community College has released its Dean's List for the 2011 Winter Quarter for the Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford campuses. The Winter Quarter ended March 17.

To be recognized on SCC's Dean's List, a student must complete at least six quarter credit hours of the term with a minimum grade-point average of 3.5. Classes with a grade of "P" (Pass) do not count toward the six-hour minimum.

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Charlotte Endorf Named 2011 Nebraska Mother Of The Year

On April 1, Charlotte Vetch Endorf of Norfolk, a former Fairbury resident, was named the 2011 Nebraska Mother of the Year by the Nebraska chapter of American Mothers, Inc. The ceremony, held in the east chamber of the State Capitol, included a formal proclamation of legislative resolution by the Speaker of the Legislature, Senator Mike Flood.

National Mother of the Year honors have been given since 1935, and Nebraska leads the country with a total of six. Mrs. Endorf will attend the national ceremony in Utah at the end of this month.

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Just Around The Corner

Pancake Feed

Hynek's Flock: Searching for a cure pancake and live auction will be held Friday, April 15, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the 4-H Building. Free will donation. All proceeds go to the Relay For Life/American Cancer Society. pd

Bash Cancer

Hope's Team Players fund-raiser will be held on Saturday, April 16, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Held during the Beef Revue and TQ Test and Tune. There is a cost to make swings to bash a car. All proceeds go to the Relay For Life/American Cancer Society. pd

Friendly Thursday

Friendly Thursday Club will meet on Thursday, April 14, 11:45 a.m. at the Senior Diners at the Fairbury Community Building. Roll call is to bring something special and tell about it.

Spring Buffet

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What's For Lunch?

Fairbury Jefferson and Central Elementary Schools

Thursday, April 14: No School. Planning Day.

Friday, April 15: No School. Spring break.

Monday, April 18: Chicken strips, tator tots. PBJ sandwich pack. Ham chef salad pack.

Tuesday, April 19: Sloppy taco (taco meat served with flat bread), black bean salad. fresh taco toppings. Ham sandwich pack. Ham chef salad pack.

Wednesday, April 20: Crispy chicken sandwich, California blend. Central- Pizza Hut pork pizza. Turkey sandwich pack. Ham chef salad pack.

High School

Thursday, April 14: Fiestada, peas.

Friday, April 15: No School..

Monday, April 18: Chicken strips, tator tots.

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Calling All Lifesavers Give Blood April 25 At JCHC Drive

As April showers bring May flowers, blood donors have the opportunity to provide renewed hope for many in the coming weeks. Regular, volunteer blood donations are the key to saving millions of lives each year. The Jefferson Community Health Center (JCHC) will be hosting a community blood drive with the Nebraska Community Blood Bank (NCBB) on Monday, April 25 from 10:00 am - 2:00 p m. Current and new donors are encouraged to give an hour of time to make a life-saving difference in their community.

"Every day countless patients depend on the caring generosity of the volunteer blood donor," said Kelly Gillaspie, NCBB Recruitment Director. "Nebraska Community Blood Bank donors are some of the best in the nation, helping supply as many as 1,000 units of blood each week to area hospitals. Still, new donors are always needed."

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State Aid For Schools To See Decrease

Legislative Day 60 is upon us, leaving members of the Nebraska Legislature thirty days to complete this session's work. These final details of the session will include debate of remaining priority legislation as well as discussion pertaining to our state's budget.

Full-day deliberations this week included that of Legislative Bill 279, a bill that I introduced on behalf the Liquor Control Commission. Prioritized by Senator Charlie Janssen, LB 279 would prohibit a manufacturer of beer from concurrently owning a distributorship. It would, however, allow for a limited two-year ownership if the existing distributorship's owner was to lose their license. The bill advanced from General File with only one opposing vote.

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