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Coping with fewer hours of daylight

Daylight saving time comes to an end each fall, at a time when the hours of available sunlight already are beginning to decline.

Some people are more accustomed to darkness than others. Norwegians, Swedes and people living in Alaska and the upper reaches of Canada, near or above the Arctic Circle, may go through a period when winters can be especially dark. Fairbanks, AK, gets just three hours and 42 minutes of sunlight on the winter solstice. Those in Barrow, AK, will endure a period of 67 days of darkness, according to Alaska.org. Residents of Seattle, which is even further north than cities such as Fargo, ND, or Portland, ME, deal with more darkness than those living outside the city may know.

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Couple entertains at Fairfield Church Oct. 6

Couple entertains at Fairfield Church Oct. 6

RITA BRHEL | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Kevin and Heidi Cheng of Central City gave a concert at the Fairfield Community Church on Oct. 6. With Kevin on piano and Heidi on violin, the couple performed a variety of popular songs in a wide range of genres from gospel and bluegrass to patriotic classics and John Denver hits.

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[ ARGONNE UNIT #61 ]

Argonne Unit #61 American Legion Auxiliary held their regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 23. President Rose Bauder called the meeting to order.

Darlene Moore opened with prayer. The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was led by Bauder.

August minutes were read by Carol Griess, secretary, with no additions or corrections made.

Treasurer report was given by Donna Hill and placed on file.

A bill was presented by Carol Griess for $36.90 for postage to send two boxes to deployed servicemen. Motion made to pay this bill by Marge Finley and second by Linda Bruns.

District 10 fall rally was at Roseland Sept. 28. On Sept. 29, the Clay County Convention was at Fairfield at 2 p.m. Members were encouraged to attend.

A get well card was sent to Beth Van Kirk.

There was a motion made by Leota Snell to send $100 for the Veterans Dollar Days and second by Darlene Moore.

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DAR - NIOBRARA [ BUTLER-JOHNSON]

The Daughters of the American Revolution, Niobrara Butler-Johnson Chapter, held their monthly meeting at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church Youth Complex. Fellowship with dessert provided by Cyndee Fintel.

A program on “Teammates” was given by Fintel, a program for our youth and college age students with mentors to be their guiding light.

The opening prayer was offered by Chapter Regent Connie Plettner. The DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance, America's Creed and the Preamble of the Constitution were recited.

Regent Plettner called roll with nine members, one associate and two prospective members present.

The President General Message, National Defense Minute, Conservation, Flag Minute, Indian Minute, Service to America Hours and Women's Health Minute were given

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[ BIRTH ]

[ BIRTH ]

Emmaline Thea Schlater

John and Suzanne (Brooner) Schlater of Sutton would like to announce the birth of their second child, Emmaline Thea. Emmaline was born Sept. 17, 2019, 6:15 p.m. at Henderson Healthcare in Henderson. She weighed 9 lbs, 8.5 oz and was 21 inches long.

Emmaline has a big brother, John, who is 16 months old.

Grandparents are Jeffery and Linda Brooner, Gina Schlater, Ryan Neal, and Tim Kinman.

Great-grandparents are Richard and Carol Behrens, Mike Schlater, Jody Schlater.

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Think F1rst: Know Your 5 Freedoms

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The Think F1rst: Know Your Five Freedoms was launched in 2018 for Media of Nebraska.

It focuses on the five freedoms of the First Ammendment—religion, speech, press, petition, and assemble. Oct. 6-12 is designated as National Newspaper Week; this year’s theme is the five freedoms.

It’s common to hear about “fake news” and the battle between journalists and anyone who doesn’t share the title.

You read about attacks on journalists—the one that sticks out in my mind the most is a year ago when five newspaper persons were gunned down by a man who didn’t like the newspaper’s coverage of an event involving him.

There are journalists with agendas, but a majority, I would think, are reporting on, photographing, and covering those unpleasant scenarios because they want the truth out.

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Svoboda named Midland University homecoming king

Svoboda named Midland University homecoming king

COURTESY PHOTO BY MIDLAND UNIVERSITY | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Brook Svoboda, son of Joe and Lana Svoboda of Deweese, left, was named the Midland University 2019 Homecoming King. He is a Business Management and Marketing Major, a Senior Admissions Ambassador, and a Residential Assistant for the Freshman Men’s Hall on campus. Standing with Svoboda is the homecoming queen Baylee Snyder of Council Bluffs, IA.

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Sutton FCCLA attends leadership conference

Sutton FCCLA attends leadership conference

ASHLEY D. SWANSON | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Sutton FCCLA members include: Billy Marshall, Tre Keffer, Rosemary Reyes, Sonia Castañeda, Montana Dietz, Ellie Kessler, Avery Robinson, Ethan Schurman, Trinity Elliot-Piersee, Chloe Bergen, Lily Griess, Lindsey Ladehoff, Aidan Jones, Jadyn Friesen, Madison White, Jacee Haight, Leah Cool, Abril Cabrea, Tatianna Thimsen, Jasmine Keffer, Ixchel Lom, Cole Baumert, Grace Schmer, Victor Castorena, Lily Mc-Croden, Reagan Robinson, Kennedy Perrien, Owen Shelkopf, Carly Skalka, Marlie Drudik, Tori Peterson, Carson Mau, Devon Griess, Marai Guinyard, Trevin Buescher, Ingelise Andersen, Connor Rose, Grayson Landauer, Whitney Hahn, Alvino Sanchez, Trinity Keffer, Olivia Kessler, Tyson Scheidemann, Nathan Baldwin, Chenille Clark, Alivia Huxoll, Daelynn Hofaker, Scotty Marshall, Kimberly Lugo, Maddie Baxa, Jake Hinrichs, Shane Steinhauer, Rivers Bergen, Nicole Chapman, Antonio Castorena, Garrison Perrien, Myles Jones, Miranda Miranda, Nathan Baldwin, Pablo Carreno, Grace Eastin, Macey Peterworth, Grasha Nuss, Matthew Davis, Ty Skalka, Taylor Ashley, Maximo Castorena, Shelby Dietz, Paxton Olson, Tristian Hofaker, Jadyn Stevens, Juan Castaneda, Kate Griess, Julia George, Kaleigh Nuss, Reagan Vavricek, Xytlaly Bautista, Colton Haight, Breann Kelly, Evan Landauer, Carly Rose, Chesney Betterton, Makayla Messenger, Melanie Minchow, Alyssa Kerwood, Fallon Bonnell, Dayvie Perrien, Eviana Mendez, Kylie Baumert, Melaney Nuss, Aniya Johnson, Jacob Haight, Alejandro Castorena, Kaylee Sedersten, Lizbeth Alarcon, Tara Overturf, Kashia Peter, Colby Peterson, Laekyn Collins, Lydia Rogers, Allison Rose, Jackson Perrien, Eli Skalka, Samantha Mesa and Sterling Cloet. The adviser is Nancy Schlautman.

On Oct. 2, about 360 Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members gathered at Central Community College in Hastings for the FCCLA District 4 Leadership Conference.

Bruning-Davenport Middle School, Bruning-Davenport High School, Cross County, Doniphan-Trumbull, Exeter-Milligan, Fillmore Central, and Sutton gathered for the event.

The Sutton chapter sent 105 members to the conference. All members in attendance grew their leadership skills with the conference theme “Take the Plunge with FCCLA.”

Chapters were welcomed to the conference by the district 4 officers, followed by the Presentation of the Colors by Bruning-Davenport Middle School Chapter and the National Anthem by Sammie Osentowski from the Cross County Chapter.

A Mixer provided members an opportunity to meet students from other chapters which was led by Nick Andrews from the Fillmore Central Chapter.

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Fischer hosting office hours Oct. 15

WASHINGTON, D.C.–U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) announced that her staff will hold local office hours in Clay and Hamilton counties on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

These office hours serve as a convenient opportunity for constituents to meet personally with Senator Fischer’s staff to receive help with casework and other issues at the federal level.

Josh Jelden, Senator Fischer’s central Nebraska constituent services and outreach representative, will hold local office hours on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the following locations:

• Clay County, Clay County Courthouse, 111 West Fairfield Street, Clay Center, 10–11 a.m.

• Hamilton County, Bremer Center, 1604 L Street, Aurora, 1:30–2:30 p.m.

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[ BRIEFS ]

CLAY CENTER—The Clay County Museum will host two open houses in October, showcasing quilts. The first open house is set for Sunday, Oct. 13, and the second on Sunday, Oct. 20. Both open houses will go from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

SUTTON—From 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., On Oct. 26th the Sutton Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual hunters breakfast at the fire hall. The event is freewill donation and will include a bake sale.

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