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Kent and Mary Criner

The family of Kent and Mary Criner would like to honor them with a card shower for their 55th wedding anniversary on May 13. 
Cards may be sent to 1020 9th St, Fairbury, NE 68352.
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Gerald and Dorathea Rosenthal

Gerald and Dorathea Rosenthal
Please join us as we celebrate 40 years of wedded bliss with a card shower!  
Gerald and Dorathea Rosenthal celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary on May 1. 
Cards may be sent to:  Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Rosenthal
70965 573rd Ave., Fairbury, NE 68352
With Gratitude, Russ, Randy, Shavon, Ethan, 
Rick, Erin, Cooper and Carter Rosenthal.
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Kuhns and Spilker To Wed

Howard and Lylice Kuhns of Fairbury announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kimberly Lynne of Beatrice, to Dustin Spilker of Papillion, Neb.
Dustin is the son of Kirk and Denise Spilker of Virginia, Neb.
Kimberly graduated from Fairbury High School in 2006 and graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. She is a preschool teacher at Lewiston Consolidated School.
Dustin graduated from Lewiston High School in 2005 and graduated from Southeast Community College-Milford in 2007 with Associate Degrees in Electrical and Electromechanical Technology. He is an electrician with Brase Electrical Contracting Corporation in Omaha.
The couple will exchange marriage vows on June 25, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury.
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Meridian Boy State Representatives

Baxter Beals will be representing Daykin Legion Post #198 at Boys State this summer. He is the son of Matthew and Amy Beals of Alexandria and a junior at Meridian Public School. He participates in football, wrestling, and track and had the privilege to compete at state wrestling this year.   He is actively involved in Student Council and FBLA. His hobbies include any kind of sports. 
 Jacob Durflinger of Alexandria is the son of Richard and Gail Durflinger and is a junior at Meridian Public School. Jacob is involved in football, wrestling, and track. He competed at state wrestling this year.  His hobbies include hunting and fishing and helping his family. He attends Alexandria Presbyterian Church and is sponsored by the Alexandria Legion Post #194.
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Happy Rock 4-H Club

The April 18 Happy Rock 4-H Club meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. by secretary Kaylee Sipek at the 4-H building. Members opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Emily Huss and 4-H Pledge led by Michaela Buchli. Roll call was taken with name and favorite flavor of cake. Club leader Lana Likens reminded members that clothing judging for the fair runs from July 15 through the 17. She also reminded us that May 1 is the deadline to change and drop projects for the fair. The fair board will be constructing a new horse concession stand. Members moved to donate $1,001 for the construction of the new horse concession stand, they also discussed which days they were willing to work for the fair. They also passed to donate $130 to contribute to the purchase of fair trophies. Kaycee Riggle gave a demonstration on how to prepare graham cracker brownies. For a club activity, Carissa Lufkin led members in an all natural bird blocks recipe.

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Plymouth Cloverleaf Club

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People

Emily Aude and Jenny McKee of The First National Bank of Fairbury recently completed the 2016 School of Banking Fundamentals. This School was held April 11 – 15 in Topeka, Kan. The School of Banking Fundamentals is sponsored by the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations and is in partnership with the Colorado, Louisiana and Wyoming Bankers Associations.
The School is designed to instruct students in core banking concepts as they relate to the overall functioning of a bank. 
Completion of this course assists students in developing skills which allow them to better serve their banking community.
 
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Jeff. Co. Art Guild Demonstration This Friday

Jefferson County Art Guild first Friday featured artist is Lois Welch of Fairbury, a charter member of the Guild. She will be showing a variety of her work and will also do a demonstration at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening. Lois will demonstrate marbelizing a terra cotta pot. She will complete a pot and will have two other ladies who will then do a terra cotta pot under her directions. Lacey Schoenbeck of Lily's Flowers and Gifts will complete the demo by making the pot into a completed floral arrangement using silk flowers, greenery, etc. This is a very easy method of marbelizing and makes a plain terra cotta pot into a piece of art. When completed into an arrangement it is very suitable for a gift or memorial day arrangement. Please plan to attend.

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Confirmed

Confirmed Sunday April 24, at Grace Lutheran Church of Fairbury were Raven DeFrain, daughter of Cory and Tina DeFrain and Joseph Melcher, son of Bill and Cindy Melcher pictured with Pastor Charles O. Schmidt. (contributed photo)

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Knust Elected FBLA State Reporter

Knust being installed as the 2016-2017 FBLA State News Reporter. (contributed photo)

The Tri County Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) participated in the 2016 State Leadership Conference in Omaha on April 7–9.  
The members of the Tri County chapter were awarded several individual awards during the conference. Riley Knust received Honorable Mention in Intro to Financial Math. Riley also placed third in FBLA Principles and Procedures and first in Intro to Parliamentary Procedures. Cooper Smith placed eighth in Intro to Parliamentary Procedures. The Local Chapter Annual Business Report written by Shianne Bryant, Riley Knust and Shayna Lijewski earned seventh place.

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