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CDC Shuts Down Seasonal Influenza Program

The CDC is expected to announce cutbacks due to the government shutdown.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the shutdown will furlough over 40,000 staff members across its sprawling subset of agencies, which includes everything from the CDC and NIH to the Food and Drug Administration and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.

CDC will continue minimal support to protect the health and well-being of US citizens here and abroad through a significantly reduced capacity to respond to outbreak investigations, processing of laboratory samples, and maintaining the agencys 24/7 emergency operations center, the HHS wrote in a memo. 52 percent of HHS employees would be on furlough, and 48 percent would be retained. These percentages vary among HHS agencies and offices.

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Doris Lorraine Hansel

Doris Lorraine Hansel, 80, Harvard, NE, died on Sunday, September 29, 2013, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital, in Hastings, NE.

She is survived by son, William J. Hansel and wife, Jeanna, of Fairbury, NE; grandchildren, Amber (Hansel) Gill and husband, Tyler, Amanda Hansel and fiancee, Josh Aude, Ashley Hansel; great-granddaughter Braylee Gill all of Fairbury; daughter, Elizabeth A. Baxa and son-in-law, Rob Crane of Harvard, NE; grandson, Dillon Hazen and Rachel Lee; great-grandson, Derek Hazen of Hebron, NE.

Funeral services will be held on at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at Harman-Wright Mortuary Chapel, Beatrice, NE, with Jon Palmquist officiating. The body will lie in state Wednesday at Harman-Wright Mortuary from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice, NE. A memorial is established to the familys choice with the mortuary in charge.

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Harold Hap Christoph Wiegert

Harold Hap Christoph Wiegert of Fairbury, Nebraska died Saturday, September 28, at home. He was 71.

Harold was born December 3, 1941, in Fairbury, Nebraska, to Viola and Christoph Wiegert. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Daykin.

Harold attended country school at District 24 and Fairbury High School, graduating in 1959. After graduation he entered the National Guard.

On September 8, 1963, he married Barbara Alene Fall. The couple farmed north of Fairbury for 20 years. They had two children. Harold was an active member of the Nebraska Pork Producers Association and the Fairbury Rural Volunteer Fire Department. He worked for many years as a Pioneer Seed salesman, and he was active with the Little Blue NRD.

In 1984, Harold purchased Marvs Liquor in Fairbury. He operated the business as Haps Liquor until 1990. In his later years, he worked at Stanton Farm Services and Endicott Clay Products.

Mon
30
Sep
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Wilber man dies from West Nile

John Schintzel, 51, died from West Nile virus, he is the first death this year in Nebraska.

Fri
27
Sep
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Roger Arthur Brinkmann

Roger Arthur Brinkmann, 83, Fairbury, NE, died on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at Bryan Medical Center East, Lincoln, NE. He was born on November 21, 1929, in Washington County, Illinois.

He is survived by his wife, Irella (Weishahn) Brinkmann of Fairbury; daughter, Cindy Brinkmann of Fairbury; grandchildren, Michael Brinkmann and wife, Brandy, of Fairbury, Michelle Brinkmann of Fairbury; greatgrandchildren, Marly and Aden Brinkmann of Fairbury; brother, Hilbert Brinkmann and wife, Lucille, of Colorado Springs, CO; brother-in-law, Larry Weishahn and wife, Bev, of Beatrice; nieces and nephews.

Fri
27
Sep
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Turkey's Just Wanna Have Fun

Photo caption: Junior and Doris Thornburg had a few wild turkey's in their yard at 200 L Street. Photo by Debbie Ripa.

Fri
27
Sep
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The Parkinsons Support Group

The Parkinsons

Support Group

will meet on Monday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. At Jefferson Community Centers Downtown Meeting Room, 512 C St. There is no cost for participants. For more information, contact Lana Likens at Jefferson Community Health Center at 402-729-3351.

Fri
27
Sep
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Upcoming Blood Donation

Upcoming Blood

Donation

will be Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Elks Club in Fairbury. October is National Liver Awareness Month. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.

Fri
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Free Food Available for Seniors, Women and Children

Free Food Available for Seniors, Women

and Children

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) distribution clinic will be held in Fairbury at 512 3rd St. on Tuesday, Oct. 1. 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.

Fri
27
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The Class of 1968

The Class of 1968

is Celebrating their 45th Class Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Elks Club in Fairbury. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to stop in to say hello and reminisce.

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