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Wesley Henry

Wesley Henry

Wesley Everett Henry, 97, of Daykin, Neb. passed away on Jan. 24, 2014 at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury.

He was born on July 10, 1916 to William and Lulu (Brinkman) Henry at the family home, east of Daykin.

He was baptized, confirmed, and a life-long member of St. John Lutheran Church. He attended a one-room school near the family farm through the 8th grade and graduated from Daykin High School in 1933.

After graduation, he farmed with his parents until being called into the Army in January 1942. He was stationed at Fort Riley, Kan., and Camp Pendleton, Calif., before shipping overseas. Severely wounded in action, he spent several months recovering in foreign and U.S. hospitals before being honorably discharged in May, 1945. His service earned him the Pacific Ribbon, two Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart.

Several years later, he was a rural mail carrier.

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Frances Guy

Frances Guy

Frances Clara Guy, 69, of Beatrice passed away at the Good Samaritan Center in Beatrice on Feb. 5, 2014.

She was born on Nov. 6, 1944 in Valentine, Neb. to Henry and Frances (Ward) Lurz.

She graduated from Valentine High School. On September 25, 1966 she married Steven R. Guy and were later divorced.

She was a stay at home mom and had worked briefly when she lived in Ainsworth, Neb. She moved to Beatrice from Ainsworth in 2000 where she joined the Berean Church in both Ainsworth and Valentine.

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Edna A. Hammer

Edna A. Hammer

Edna A. Hammer, 92, of Fairbury, formerly of Lincoln, passed away Feb. 24, 2014 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.

She is survived by sons, John and wife, Linda Hammer of Fairbury; Dennis Hammer of Fullerton, Neb.; daughter, Jolene Bennett and husband, Wes of Central Point, Ore.; sister-in-law, Velma Hammer of Fairbury; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at Grace Lutheran Church at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Charles Schmidt officiating.

Memorials will go to Grace Lutheran Church.

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

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Bernadine Ginn

Bernadine Ginn

Bernadine Ann (Gould) Ginn, 78, of Reynolds, Neb., passed away Feb. 1, 2014 at the Thayer County Hospital in Hebron, Neb.

She was born Apr. 21, 1935 the eldest child of Harlan and Nina Simmons Gould, on a farm in Benson County, N.D. She went to country schools in Kansas through the eighth grade.

On May 5, 1951, she married Ralph Ginn in Hebron, and they made their home in Morrowville, Kan. To this union, 5 children were born.

The couple moved to Arizona and lived there from 1955 to 1967. They returned to Nebraska because of health reasons and made their home in Fairbury. In 1968, they moved to Reynolds and started a welding shop where she assisted in the running of the business until Ralph retired. She worked at Swingsters in Fairbury, until she retired in 1998.

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Gage County Relay for Life

Gage County Relay for Life team captain and committee meeting

will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 4 at 5:30 p.m., at St. John Lutheran Fellowship Hall, 701 N. Sixth Street, Beatrice.

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Working Women of WWII

Working Women of WWII

American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women who worked on the home front during WWII. Thousands of women worked as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors in plants, sewing clothing and parachutes for the military, ordnance workers, rolling bandages, clerical and many other jobs such as volunteer workers collecting scrap metals and other critical materials. These women have stories of their WWII experience that are of historical value and perhaps have never been told. American Rosie the Riveter Association would like to acknowledge these women with a certificate and have their stories placed in our archives.

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Odell American Legion Fish Fry

Odell American Legion Fish Fry

Mar. 8, 2014

5:30-8:00 P.M.

Fish, Ham, Salads, Drinks, Scalloped Potatoes.

Carry-outs available, $10.00

All You Can Eat!

44-45p, 48-49p

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The District Spelling Contest

The District Spelling

Contest will be held in Fairbury at the Jefferson County Courthouse, District courtroom, on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Fifteen counties have been invited to attend. The top four spellers, or alternates, in both the fifth and sixth, and the seventh and eighth grades from each county will be vying for the Districts top awards. Registration for the fifth and sixth grades begins at 8:30 A.M. and spelling commences at 9:00 A.M. The seventh and eighth grades register at 12:30 P.M. and spelling begins at 1:00 P.M. As seating permits, spectators are welcome.

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Critter Cupboard Around the Corner

Critter Cupboard Around the Corner

The next Critter Cupboard pet food pantry distribution will be held on Thursday, February 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. (or until gone), at the Salvation Army, 7th and Market Street, Beatrice.

Dog food and cat food will be available at this distribution. The second or subsequent visit to the pet food pantry will require rabies certificates. For those without certificates, duplicates can be obtained from the veterinary office that issued the vaccination.

The pet food pantry is for low income and disabled households, or anyone experiencing a financial hardship.

For more information about Voice for Companion Animals, visit their website at: www.voiceforcompanionanimals.com, email atinfo@voiceforcompanionanimals.com, or call 402-819-8799.

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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!

These FREE farm and ranch clinics are being held in:

March Clinic dates:

Fairbury Wednesday, 5

Grand Island Thursday, 6

North Platte Thursday, 13

Lexington Thursday, 20

Norfolk Friday, 21

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