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Merle Griffee

Merle Griffee, 88, passed away on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 in Harlingen, Texas.

Prior to his move to Texas last year, he was a long-time resident of Fairbury.

He was born in Perry, Iowa, on May 17, 1925, to James and Zetta (Dawson) Griffee.

After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he worked for the Rock Island Railroad for many years.

He was very clever and talented, and there was very little he could not figure out how to create, fix, or make better with the tools he had or the ones he created. He had a great sense of humor and could tell a funny story at a moments notice. He enjoyed playing golf and in his later years often talked of his game and that of the other members of the Fairbury County Clubs Rat Pack.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Ann; brother, Dana; and sister, Darlene Griffee Nespor.

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Maxine Strain

Maxine Strain

Maxine J. Strain, 86, of Alexandria, Neb., passed away Aug. 22, 2013.

Survivors include her children Dennis Strain and wife, Judy of Lincoln, Judy Disney and husband, LeRoy of Alexandria, Neb., Mary Jiskra and husband, Marvin of Lincoln, Tom Strain and wife, Twila of Fremont; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; special friend, Judson Gaston.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, with Lana Likens officiating.

Burial was held in the Alexandria City Cemetery.

The family greeted friends on Sunday at the Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury.

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New PBS Series & Encore of NET Television Sandhill Crane Special Offer Birds-eye View of World

What would it be like to see the world from a birds perspective, or to experience riding on the backs of bald eagles and snow geese or flying alongside a flock of brown pelicans as they scan and dive for fish in the ocean below?

State-of-the-art technology and sophisticated camera techniques make it possible to do just that and more as Earthflight, a Nature special presentation, takes NET Television viewers on a breathtaking aerial adventure over six continents. Witness some of the worlds greatest wildlife spectacles, struggles, migrations, and stunning landscapes from a birds-eye view when Earthflight airs for six consecutive Wednesdays at7 p.m. CTon NET1 and NET-HD, beginningSept. 4.

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Critter Cupboard pet food pantry

The next distribution of the Critter Cupboard pet food pantry

will be held on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 1-4 p.m., or until gone, at the Beatrice Salvation Army, 6th and Market Street. We will have available for distribution: dry cat food and dog food. Low income households or anyone experiencing a financial hardship are welcome to attend. For more information about Voice for Companion Animals, visit their website at: www.voiceforcompanionanimals.com, or contact their Director, Gayla Hausman, at info@voiceforcompanionanimals.com, 402-819-8799.

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The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) distribution clinic

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) distribution clinic

will be held in Fairbury at 512 3rd Street on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. An appointment is suggested. To schedule an appointment or obtain information on how to qualify for CSFP, please call Blue Valley Community Action at 402-729-2278.

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Parkinsons Support Group

Parkinsons Support Group

will meet on Monday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. at Jefferson Community Health Centers Downtown Meeting Room, 512 C St. Please note this is a change of regular meeting date and location. The Parkinsons Support Group has recently changed its meeting day to the second Monday of each month. During JCHCs renovation project, meetings will be held at JCHCs downtown meeting room. For more information, contact Lana Likens at Jefferson Community Health Center at (402)-729-3351.

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Fairbury Community Baseball Parents Meeting

Fairbury Community Baseball Parents Meeting

will be held Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Fairbury High School Commons.

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The Grone Family Reunion

The Grone Family

Reunion

will be held Sept. 8 at the Fairbury Community Building, with a carry-in dinner at 12:30.

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Jefferson Community Health Center Diabetes Self-Managing Program

Jefferson Community Health Center Diabetes Self-Managing Program

Due to the construction at JCHC we have changed the format of our MONTHLY diabetes classes. Diabetes Education Classes continue to be available in both individual and group settings. If you are interested in education and would like to schedule an appointment please call: 402-729-3351 ext. 4311. A physical referral is required for attending education.

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Zion (Gladstone) United Church of Christ

Zion (Gladstone) United Church of Christ

will celebrate its 130th anniversary on Sept. 8. At 9 a.m. a Continental Breakfast will be served, 10:30 a.m. Worship with UCC Nebraska Conference Minister Roddy Dunkerson preaching, and 12 p.m. carry in dinner. There is no charge for the breakfast.

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