Last Tuesday, 10 Fairbury residents were placed under arrest for good! No, they haven't been put away for life. Shirley Bender, Amber Georgi, Mick Gill, Fred Helmink, Char Mees, Tiffany Pfaff, Sharon Priefert, Jessica Schwartz, Trevor Steinmeyer and Bill Welch helped Acts in Motion raise support for Adopt-A-Soldier. According to event organizers, most of the people who were arrested were either aware of the event themselves, or someone they work with or know very well "turned them in," so there weren't many surprises, but there were a couple...which made for a few laughs downtown.
While most of the folks arrested did take the time to call around and raise their bail of a minimum of $100 (some went above and beyond, almost raising $200), a couple folks offered bribes. Their bribes were accepted and their support is greatly appreciated, event organizers claimed.
The Plymouth Cloverleaf 4-H Club met on Sunday, October 16 at the Plymouth Community Center. The group decided to have a booth at the Plymouth Veteran's Day celebration and members were encouraged to come up with items to make and sell. They also decided to help with packing the back packs for the Fairbury After School program.
At the December 11th Christmas party, the members will be going door-to-door around Plymouth collecting food for the Blue Valley Food Pantry. Members volunteered to make signs and boxes to put in local businesses for food collection. If anyone would like to have a donation picked up, please call Ann Freese at 656-3090.
Nebraska Wesleyan University will bring the ancient Greek tragedy "Medea" to stage for two consecutive weekends in November.
Written by Euripides in 431 B.C., "Medea" tells the story of the barbarian protagonist as she finds her position in the Greek world threatened, and the revenge she takes against her husband Jason who has betrayed her for another woman.
The production will be held November 3-5 and November 10-12 at 7:30 p.m. with matinee performances on November 6 and November 13 at 2 p.m. All shows will be held in McDonald Theatre, 51st Street and Huntington Ave.
Tickets can be reserved by calling the NWU theatre box office at 402.465.2384 or purchase them online at www.nebrwesleyan.edu.
One of the members of the production's chorus is Kaitlyn Meyer of Daykin.
With the help of volunteers, county commissioners, city administrators, as well as county and city employees, the Electronics Collection and Recycling Event was a huge success in Jefferson County. The event, which was held on Oct. 1, in Fairbury brought in citizens from more than twelve communities in and surrounding Jefferson County. Participants from as far away as Wilber brought in a variety of electronics ranging from complete computer systems to tape recorders, telephones, outdated walkmans, and small appliances. Additionally, residents brought in water heaters, dehumidifiers, and batteries of all sizes. In total, the event resulted in the collection of 7,230 pounds of electronics, 310 pounds of appliances, and approximately 30 pounds of batteries!
The Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation, the Nebraska Cattlemen, along with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) will be hosting a couple of meetings in the area on Thursday, November 10th at 2:00 p.m. at the Thayer County Fairground 4-H Activities Building in Deshler. The second meeting is at the Beatrice Livestock Sale Barn that evening at 7:00 P.M.
The purpose of the meeting is to review and discuss the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) proposed Animal Disease Traceability System rule to establish regulations for improving the traceability of livestock moving interstate.
Topics to be covered at the meeting include: what livestock may be affected, guidelines for identification, health certificates, use of brands, and discussion of traceability activities in Nebraska and what effect the proposed rule may have on the Nebraska livestock industry.
The Meridian Public School Student Council, Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department and Meridian Class of 2006 are banding together to sponsor a benefit for 2006 Meridian High School graduate Dana Raney of Alexandria, who has been diagnosed with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
All proceeds from the event, which includes plenty of food and fun activities, will assist in defraying Raney's medical costs. A free-will offering will be received. Supplemental funds will be provided by Homestead Chapter of Thrivent.
A lunch, silent and live auctions will highlight the Nov. 6 event, which is being held at the school, 72380 560th Avenue in rural Daykin (2 miles west of Daykin on Nebraska Highway 4). A booth from ALS In The Heartland will also be on display.