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Diller News

The seniors card party was Sept. 16. High scores were Kathie Menke and Marilyn Lytle, Low Scores were Margery Keefover and Betty Lawrence. Door Prize was won by Elaine Scherling.
Hostesses was card group. Next party will be October 2. All are welcome.
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Narka News

Estel Edwards and Betty Edwards attended a wedding shower honoring Hayden Hemphill at the Endicott town hall on Sun. Sept. 21st.  Hayden will become the bride of Kolt Nutsch, Estel and Betty’s cousin, on Oct. 11th. After the shower they joined Melvin Edwards at the home of Kolt’s Grandparents, Ken and Nancy Riggle.
Sunday, Sept. 28th, Bill and Lorene Holloway, Melvin and Estel Edwards, and Betty Edwards joined Pastor Phil Goombi as he conducted church services at Long Term Care and Belleville Health Care in Belleville. While at Belleville Health Care, they visited with Mary Cerny, Cecil Pierce, and Helen Kvasnicka, all from the Narka area.
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PERU STATE HOMECOMING

Lexi Neemann is Peru States 2014 Homecoming Queen. She is the daughter of Doug and Joanne Neeman of Beatrice, Ne. She the granddaughter of Sherrill Goeking and Karen Neemann both of Fairbury.

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Happy 93rd Birthday, Richard Meyer

The family of Richard Meyer would like to honor him with a card shower for his 93rd birthday which is October 17th. Cards may be sent to Heritage Care Center, 909 17th Street, Room 112, Fairbury NE 68352 

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MCGRATH - Birth Announcement

Eric and Dana McGrath of Olathe, KS. are the proud parents of a daughter, Rory Elsbeth McGrath. Born on Sept. 25, 2014 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. She weighed 7 lb and 1 ounces. Grandparents are Larry and Lois McGrath of Fairbury, NE, Lisa Merrigan of Bethany MO., and Steve Merrigan of Conception Junction, MO.

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BRANDT - Birth Announcement

Andrew and Stacy Brandt are proud parents of a son, Axton Steele Brandt born July 14, 2014 at Bryan East in Lincoln, weighing 6 pounds 9 ounces and was 19 ½  inches long. He was welcomed home by his big brothers, Addison and Stryder. Grandparents are Paul and Shari Bachle of Daykin, NE; Connie Brandt and great-grandparent Dorothy Brandt both of Western, NE.

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Happy 55th Anniversary, Leo and LaVeda Fry

Randall Fry, Bradley Fry and Pamela Rogge want to wish their parents, Leo and LaVeda Fry a Happy 55th Anniversary. Leo and LaVeda were married on October 9, 1959, at Grace Lutheran Church, Fairbury, by Pastor M. M. Matuchka.
Also sending wishes are five granddaughters, three great-granddaughter, and one great-grandson.
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William Stokebrand from DeWitt

Pictured is William Stokebrand from DeWitt, at the Ak-sar-ben 4-H Show in Omaha recently where he earned two purple ribbons, with two Boer goats he bred and raised.  In 4-H, William's personal goal has been to promote a blood line that proves to produce stock which stands square, strong and consistent with the desired traits of the Boer goat. The Ak-sar-ben  4-H Stock Show celebrates the region's heritage, and is open to 4-H members from Colorado, Illinois, Iowa,Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.  Contributed Photo

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Bvca Partnerships Announces Scholarship Opportunities

 Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) Partnership is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 “BVCA Partnership Scholarship” and “BVCA Partnership Vocational Scholarship.”
  The “BVCA Partnership Scholarship” will be awarded to individuals planning to attend or currently attending a 4-year college.
  The “BVCA Partnership Vocational Scholarship” will be awarded to individuals planning to attend or currently attending a 2-year college.
  Scholarships will be in the amount of $500 and can be used for tuition, books and fees associated with enrollment.
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New Twist On Seating In The Classroom


Exercise Balls in Classrooms-- Devin Wannamaker and Jason Hughes sit on the newly acquired exercise balls during Mrs. Winters’s science class. Winters said the balls have had a favorable effect on classroom performance. Contributed Photo
Remember what classrooms looked like when you were in school?  Mrs. Emily Winter’s seventh grade science class in Fairbury has made quite a jump by moving out all classroom chairs, in favor of fitness balls.
Research studies show that movement in the classroom improves mental focus, memory, and cognitive flexibility, all of which improve academic success, according to Winters.  
“In addition to the academic and health benefits, the new fitness balls also help our growing number of students in the classroom with ADHD as it provides a positive outlet to release energy,” she said.
 “The first day we used the balls I thought I had lost my mind,” Winters said.  “But once the newness wore off the positive effects of using the balls came through.”
 “I like that I can move more in class,” said 7th grader Hektor Kuzelka. Classmate Rileagh Meyers adds, “It’s more comfortable and helps me concentrate more.”

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