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Florence B. Rall

Florence B. Rall, 88 of Fairbury passed away May 13, 2014 in Fairbury,Neb.

Survivors are Sister-in-law, Gertrude Becker of Casa Grande, Ariz., nieces, nephews, and special friend Peggy Coatman Bogle of Fairbury.

Services will be Monday, May 19th at 1:30 p.m. at the Gerdes-Meyer Chapel in Fairbury, with Pastor Joel Hahn officiating. Visitation will begin Sunday from 1 9 p.m. Sunday May 18th at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home where arrangements are being made.

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Lillian E. Meyer

Lillian E. Meyer, 93, of Fairbury, Neb. passed away May 7, 2014 at Gardenside Long Term Care in Fairbury. She was born on March 23, 1921 at Barneston, Neb.

Survivors are son, Arnie Freauf and wife, Trish of Fairbury; daughter, Sandra and husband, Pete Biron of Joliet, Ill.; grandchildren, Mark Biron of Chicago, Ill.;, Brandee Freauf of Adams, Neb.; great-grandchildren, Katlyn, Korey and Kaylie Beu; Roxanne Davis, and great-great-grandson, Joey Stephansco.

Services were held Monday, May 12, 2014 at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Charles Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in the Fairbury Cemetery. Memorials will go to the church.

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

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Lorna J. Cunningham

Lorna J. Cunningham, 73, of Lincoln, Neb., formerly Western, Neb. passed away May 12, 2014 at Tabitha Hospice in Lincoln. She was born April 6, 1941 at Western, Neb. Survivors are Sons, Jeff Cunningham and wife, Jamie of Martell, Neb.; Ed Cunningham and wife Niki of Lincoln, Neb.; Kent Cunningham of Lincoln; Daughter, Kim Smith and husband, Douglas of Lancaster, Pa.; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sisters, Elaine Wolken of Fairbury; Ardith Williams and husband, Tom of Loveland, Colo.; brother, Dennis Butt and wife, Carol of Roca, Neb. Cremation has taken place. No Viewing. A register book is available at the Funeral Home in Fairbury. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday May 17, 2014 at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury.

Burial at Plainview Cemetery - Western.

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

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Helen Virginia Block

Helen Virginia Block, 85, of Gothenburg, Neb., died May 12, 2014 at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Thursday, May 15, 2014 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm. with the family present from 5-7pm.

Funeral services will be held at American Lutheran Church, Friday, May 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm, with Pastor Jon Mapa officiating.

Private family interment will take place in the American Lutheran Christ Cemetery, Gothenburg.

Memorials may be given to the American Lutheran Church, 1512 F, Gothenburg, NE 69138. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.

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Volunteers for Avenue of Flags

Volunteers are needed to help put out the Avenue of Flags around the Courthouse for Memorial Day. They will be put out on Saturday, May 24 at 8am and will be taken down on Monday, May 26 at 2pm. ( Run in Issues 7 8 )

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Jansen Post 358

Jansen Post 358 will be honoring the veterans graves on Sunday, May 25 at Cub Creek Cemetery at 10:15 a.m.; Hope Cemetery at 10:45 a.m.; Zion Cemetery at 11:00 a.m.; Harbine Cemetery at 11:15 a.m.; and Jansen Cemetery at 12:15 p.m.

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1923 Preservation Foundation

The 1923 Preservation Foundation annual meeting will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. followed by the regular Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the 1923 Building. The public is welcome.

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A habitat workshop

A habitat workshop and guided birding tour is being held at the Union Bank Meeting Room in Fairbury on Tuesday, May 20, from 9:00 a.m., - 3:00 p.m. A free lunch and prizes will be provided to all those who participate in the tour. Interested participants are asked to RSVP for a lunch count to Richard Temple at (402) 768-8365.

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Farmers and ranchers are invited to attend a FREE clinic.

Farmers and ranchers are invited to attend a FREE clinic. The clinics are one-on-one, not group sessions, and are confidential. The Farm Finance clinic gives you a chance to meet with an experienced Ag law attorney and Ag financial counselor. These clinic staff specialize in legal and financial issues related to farming and ranching, including financial planning, estate and transition planning, farm loan programs, debtor/creditor law, water rights, and other relevant matters. Here is an opportunity to obtain an experienced outside opinion on issues that may be affecting your farm or ranch. Bring your questions! The FREE farm and ranch clinic will be held in Fairbury on Thursday, May 29. To sign up for a clinic or for more information, call Michelle at the Nebraska Farm Hotline, 1-800-464-0258.

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Civil War Reenactment Volunteers

Civil War Reenactment Volunteers Needed! The Meridian fourth through sixth grade students will re-enact a Civil War battle at the Meridian football practice field on Monday, May 19, with May 20 as a rain date. The battle begins at 1:00 p.m. All able bodied fourth, fifth and sixth graders, please attend! Parents, grandparents and public are welcome!

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