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Patricia Michener

Patricia Michener

Patricia A. Michener, 72, of Fairbury, passed away Dec. 8, 2013 at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury.

Survivors are sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Charlie Jones of Fairbury.

A Memorial Service for Patricia will be Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Gerdes-Meyer Chapel in Fairbury, with Pastor Lana Likens officiating.

Cremation has taken place.

Burial will be at a later date at the Rusco Cemetery in Clifton, Kan.

Memorials will go to the American Cancer Society or Multiple Sclerosis.

Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Noel Folkers

Noel Folkers

Noel Buster Folkers, 81, of Fairbury, passed away Jan. 16, 2014 at Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury.

Survivors are wife, Opal Folkers; son, Randy Folkers and wife, Renae; daughter, Jan Beu and husband, Rick; grandchildren, Hunter Folkers and wife, Amber, T.J. Folkers and wife, Anne, Amie Folkers, Tatum Beu, Doug Beu; great-grandchildren, Mykal, Mykah, Schylar, Austin, Connor, Collin, Tara; great-great-grandchild, Aiden Brungardt; sisters, Nancy Hernandes and husband, John, Gail Fanders and husband, Joel; step-brother, Rex Ekwall and wife, Loretta.

Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at the Presbyterian Church in Fairbury, with Lana Likens officiating.

Burial was at the Fairbury Cemetery-Fairbury.

Memorials to the Familys Choice.

Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.

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Lawrence Cacak

Lawrence Cacak

Lawrence Charles Cacak, 89, passed away Jan. 19, 2014 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.

He is survived by his wife of Fairbury; son, Harold of Orange County, Calif.; one daughter, Carol Allen and husband, Jay, of Broken Bow, Neb.; one grandson, Ben Allen, of Omaha; and one granddaughter, Jessica Bartak and husband, Scott of Merna, Neb.; and two great-grandchildren, Aaron and Megan Bartak of Merna.

Services will be Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Gail Cross officiating.

Memorials are to the First Christian Church or Fairbury VFW.

The family will greet friends at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home on Thursday evening Jan. 23, from 5:307:30 p.m.

Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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FREE FOOD AVAILABLE FOR SENIORS, WOMEN & CHILDREN

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) distribution clinic will be held in Fairbury at 512 3rd Street on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. 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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Organizational Meeting of Fairbury Jr/Sr Trap Team

will meet on Jan. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the Fairbury Gun Club located at the airport. If unable to attend call Mike Holes 402-587-0264.

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New infection control recommendations could make white coats obsolete

In a move to reduce health care associated infections, certain attire for health care professionals, including the traditional white coat, could become a thing of the past.

White coats, neckties, and wrist watches can become contaminated and may potentially serve as vehicles to carry germs from one patient to another, said Mark Rupp, M.D., chief of the division of infectious diseases at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and one of the authors of recommendations issuedMondayby the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA),one of the worlds top infection control organizations.

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Fairbury Council Approves Plan For Former Grocery Store Building

Photo caption: These Photos Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photos by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsThe Fairbury City Council approved a plan to transform the former Schroeders Family Foods building into a new home for M&D Auto Service.

From meeting Fairburys grocery needs to meeting their automotive needs the former Schroders Family Foods grocery store building has found new life.

On Tuesday,members of the Fairbury City Council approved a conditional use permit to Fairbury businessman Mitch Heidemann to operate an automotive machine and repair shop at the former grocery store located at 610 C Street. Heidemann is owner of M & D Auto Service in Fairbury.

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Former UNK health director honored

Former UNK health director honored

KEARNEY Longtime nurse and former student health director Gloria G. Tye of Kearney has been honored with a named gift to support health science education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

The Robert C. Rosenlof Foundation and Pratt-Heins Foundation together made a $100,000 gift commitment to the University of Nebraska Foundation to establish the Gloria G. Tye Health Science Excellence Fund.

The fund will be used by UNK toward construction of the Health Science Education Complex to be built on the west side of campus.

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Election Filings

Filings are beginning to come into the County Clerks office.

Filing on the Federal level are:

U.S. Senator are: Larry Marvin (Democrat) from Fremont and Clifton Johnson (Republican) from Fort Calhoun.

U.S. Congress, District 3: Mark Sullivan (Democrat) from Doniphan and Tom Brewer (Republican) from Beatrice.

Filing at the state level are:

Governor: Mark Elworth Jr., of Omaha, State Senator Tom Carlson of Holdrege, Charlie Jansen of Fremont, Beau McCoy of Omaha, and State Auditor Mike Foley, all on the Republican, filing on the Democrat side is former University of Nebraska Regent Chuck Hasselbrook of Lyons and State Senator Annette Dubas of Fullerton.

John A. Gale has filed for Secretary of State.

Laura Ebke has filed for member of Legislative District 32.

At the County level filings are also beginning to come in.

M. Cynthia Newman of Fairbury has filed for County Clerk.

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Western Benefits From Young Mans Determination

Photo caption: Courtesy PhotoMalachai Darling saw a need and even though it was a going to be a challenge he went for it. Now the village of Westerns library has new carpeting due to his efforts.

Pick a goal and realize that it may take two or three years to achieve and start to work towards that goal anyway.

Hard enough for an adult to do but imagine yourself a 14-year-old Boy Scout.

That is exactly what Malachai Darling did.

I love reading and I have spent a lot of time at the library, Darling said. In fact Im not sure which is more important to me, scouting or reading.

Darling starting thinking about this project when he was 14, he is 17 now. He knew that he wanted to do something special for his Eagle Scout rank and he knew that he wanted it to benefit his small hometown, Western.

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