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Wed
10
Sep

Caregiving for Those With Alzheimer’s Highly Stressful

Caregiving for a loved one can be a stressful situation.  Caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia is one of the highest stress situations according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
There are 10 major symptoms of stress that the Alzheimer’s Association cautions caregivers to be aware of and take steps to manage the stress.
One of the first stress symptoms is denial of the effect of the disease on the person.  Thoughts like “I know Mom is going to get better” is a good example.  There is also anger.  Anger that there is no cure or anger at the person with the disease who doesn't understand what is happening or simply is repeating a familiar phrase or activity over and over.
Tue
09
Sep

A Constituent Speaks Up Over Mowing Charges

Landowner, Bill Slater, attended Jefferson County Board Meeting Tuesday to ask the Commissioners why he had received a formal letter telling him he had to mow his ditches.  Slater did not understand why a formal letter should even be required.
“You know I received this letter and I just gotta ask, why so formal,” Slater asked?  “You know you charged me when I put in the driveway to my pasture for easement right of way.  You guys (County Commissioners) bought a tractor and mower with county money so why do you want to charge to take care of the ditches?”
Commissioner Michael Dux went on to explain that it is in the state statutes that landowners will take care of the ditches that are attached their property.  If it falls to the county to have to take care of them a fee will be charged back to the landowner.
Wed
03
Sep

Dr. Olberding Joins Practice Of General Surgeon Dr. Fallick

 
General Surgeon Brad A. Olberding, M.D., has joined the practice of General Surgery Associates LLC, and began providing services through the specialty clinics at Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury in August. General Surgeon John Fallick, M.D. of General Surgery Associates LLC has been providing surgical services at JCHC for nearly 15 years.
    Dr. Olberding is a native of Stuart, Neb. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska Medical Center with his medical degree in 2009. He completed his residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency in Phoenix, Ariz.
  He is a veteran of the Army National Guard, and has served as a Medical Provider and Flight Medical Technician. He completed tours of duty in El Salvador; Kuwait; and Omaha. 
Fri
15
Aug

Two Vehicle Accident Sends Seven to Hospital

By Sandy Zabokrtsky
 
Jefferson County Sheriff’s offi ce was called to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of 713 Road and 571 Avenue, east of Fairbury, on Monday. Law enforcement was called to the accident at approximately 4:47 p.m. Officials determined that there were seven injuries resulting between the two vehicles and immediately requested additional EMS units. Besides Jefferson County Ambulance District #33, Diller Rescue, Plymouth Rescue and Beatrice Rescue all responded to the request for mutual aid. After assessing injuries, Star Care was also requested for assistance at the scene.

 

Fri
15
Aug

Volunteer Fireman Wrecks Truck On Way To Fire Call

By Sandy Zabokrtsky
 
Fairbury Police Department was called to a one vehicle accident August 10 at approximately 8 a.m. The accident involved a 1996 pickup that veered off the road at 2118 K Street in Fairbury. The truck had traveled through a pasture and struck a tree.

 

Fri
15
Aug

Sheriff Says County Forced To Make Do With Dangerous, Small Jail

By Cynthia Scheer
 
Sponsored by the Plymouth Volunteer Fire Dept. Saturday, August 16th Main Street Plymouth, NE
6:15 am - Fun Run
7:30 am - Breakfast - Community Bldg
8-12 pm - Car Show
9-? pm - Sand Volleyball Tourn.
5-8pm - Chicken Dinner
5:00 pm - Parade “Cruising Hwy 4”
7:00 pm - Kids Tractor Pull
9pm - 1am - Dance - Repeat Offenders
Chicken BBQ & Street Dance Fairbury's nearly 40-yearold jail is unsafe and often fi lled to capacity, said Jefferson County Sheriff Nels Sorensen, and he is concerned about the safety of the public when inmates are transported to the courthouse for court. He would like to see new facilities built to accommodate the jail's needs, he said, but voters and county commissioners do not share his vision.

 

Fri
15
Aug

Residents To Vote On Half-Percent Sales Tax Hike

By Fred Arnold
 
The Fairbury City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday to place a measure on the Fall general election ballot that would increase the city’s sales tax a half of one percent. The vote comes on the heels of recent discussions by city leaders of how to pay for improvements to Fairbury’s aging infrastructure.
 
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