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The Majestic Offers a Refreshing Evening

It may not affect you as much as it does me, but the entire time Ive lived in Fairbury, there has never been a movie theater.

It has been more than 18 months since Ive seen a major motion picture inside the walls of a true theater.

In Sioux City, I went to the local mall theater every once-in-a-while but really I mostly rely on my big giant flat screen television for my movie watching.

Last Saturday, I was rather stumped for entertainment so I went to the movies in Hebron.

Ive never been inside the Majestic Theater in Hebron and found the small front lobby tight but functional. The personalities of the folks inside the door well made up for the small lobby area.

I went to the first cash register to find the ticket price was a mere $5.

I havent paid that little for a movie ticket since I dont know when.

Thats a bargain!

So I figured they would probably make it up at the concession stand, right?

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Letters To The Editor

What Life Was Meant To Really Be

Editor:

This early morning I got a call from a neighbor telling me that our neighbors wife had passed away. Betty had been in a nursing home for nine years with that terrible disease that prevents us from knowing anyone or anything or as we assume. Anyhow, I had to reflect on her husband Bill, who had for nine years been that faithful and loving husband I would think all wives would so much appreciate, and I am only talking about the nine years of her poor health, not to mention all the years preceding that, ok.

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Make Time to Talk a Vet Before You Miss Your Chance

This column should have been written a week ago.

Veterans Day has already passed.

And like my Veterans Day column I should have made the time to talk to my Dad about his service in the Army in World War II; He too is passed.

As a boy I can remember asking my Dad, Were you in the war? He said he was. Did you kill anyone? I honestly dont remember his answer. It was a subject he didnt talk about and as a boy my attention span quickly moved on to something else. It was something however that I always intended to talk to him about when I got older. I never got around to it.

I dont know much about my Dads service in the Army other than he was a sergeant stationed in France and Belgium on an ammunition trainthat was blown up. There have always been rumblings in the family that he hid a girl from the Nazis, standing in freezing water underneath a bridge with her in his arms all night.

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Light Department Shortfall Is Early Warning

How did you react to last weeks news locally that the electric fund for the City of Fairbury was $544,000 in the red?

Did you even notice?

If you didnt notice you can bet at some point youre going to care.

The city is just over five months into their current fiscal year and at present the electric utility is losing about $100,000+ a month. That trend may or may not continue as business climates have a way of shifting back and forth. This year locals were hit with a 4 percent increase in electric rates. At the beginning of the next year another 4 percent hike is planned.

Still local utility officials are worried and rightly so. Mayor Homer Ward said he is nervous because CDs have had to be cashed in to meet some expenses. Assistant Superintendent of Utilities Larry Naiman says the City is one ice storm or disaster away from being broke.

Are you nervous yet?

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Minnie J. Wolford

Minnie J. Wolford, 85, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at the Blue Balley Lutheran Nursing Home in Hebron, Neb.

She was born Feb. 7, 1928, the daughter of John and Edith (Bushong) Coordesen, on the family farm north of Gilead, Neb.

She graduated from Alexandria High School in 1945.

She was united in marriage to John Wolford on June 6, 1948 at Alexandria Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Neb. The union was blessed with three children.

She loved being a teacher, from her younger brothers to earning her teaching certificate after high school. She continued teaching her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren throughout her life. She sold Avon for 48 years, earning many achievement awards throughout her career.

She enjoyed cooking, playing cards, and traveling. She was a member of the First Community Church, the Christian Womens Fellowship and the Avon Presidents Club.

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Donald E. Seger

Donald E. Seger was born Aug. 30, 1944 in Fairbury to Don and Nellie (Green) Seger.

He passed away on Nov. 9, 2013 in Lincoln.

He earned two Bachelors Degrees from Peru State College and his Masters and Doctorate in Education from UNL. He taught in every level of education during his lifetime, from grade school to the advanced college degreed student. He taught at Falls City, Grand Island, Deshler, and Superior, and for SCC and Peru State College. He wrote state of the art curriculum in Pittsburgh, Kan. He was always the students advocate, they came first.

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Maxie Freed

Maxie Mae Freed, 92, of Beatrice, died at her home on Saturday morning, Nov. 9, 2013.

She was born on Nov. 4, 1921 at Ruskin, Neb.

She attended and graduated from Fairbury High School, Lincoln General Hospital School of Nursing and then studied and became a nurse anesthetist from St. Josephs Hospital in Omaha. She served as a nurse during World War II from 1945 until 1946 attaining the Rank of First Lieutenant.

On Apr. 27, 1956, she married Loyed Freed in Fairbury. She owned and operated Freeds Nursing Home in Fairbury from 1951 until moving to Beatrice in 1962. She was an RN and a nurse anesthetist at the Lutheran Hospital until it closed. She then worked at Beatrice State Developmental Center as a nurse anesthetist until retiring in 1987.

She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, Bitting-Norman Post No. 27 of the American Legion both of Beatrice and Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War.

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Charlene Janice Zabel

Charlene Janice Zabel, 82, passed away at Bryan LGH-East in Lincoln on Nov. 11, 2013.

She is survived by her husband, Howard; sons, Lynn and wife, Becky of Lincoln, Dean and wife, Jean of King George, Va., and Bruce and wife, Brenda of Omaha; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; and sister, Elaine and husband, Alvin Hennerberg of Fairbury.

The family will greet friends on Friday, Nov. 15, from 7-8 p.m. at the Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury.

Services will be Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, with Pastor Karl Lent officiating.

Memorials will go to the United Methodist Church in Fairbury or Familys Choice.

Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery at Western, Neb.

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

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Correction

Correction:

It was quoted in the November 6 paper that county employees were reimbursed for electricity that the used plugging in maintainers at a rate of $100 a month, it is actually $100 a year.

It was also incorrectly stated that after figuring up the difference in rate of electricity Tom Bulin was $1,104 in the hole for a year, it was actually $1,104 for the past 12 years.

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NARVRE Unit 174

NARVRE Unit 174

National Association of Retired and Veteran

Railway Employees

will meet on Monday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the home of Dick and Linda English, 1009 22nd Street.

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