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General Squires Auxiliary 3113

The General Squires V.W.F. 3113 Auxiliary came to order at 7:30 p.m. with President Joyce Presiding. Guard Susan closed the doors and Conductress Marge checked 8 members cards. Chaplain Linda gave the opening Prayer and Patriotic instructor LaDonna gave the instruction. We all said the Pledge to the Flag.

The meeting was opened and secretary Zona read the minutes and they were approved. Treasurer Cynitha gave her report and it will be put on file.

Secreary Zona read the Department newsletter and it was on membership. The new Department President will be starting in July. They only serve one year at the department level.

Mike and Joyce attended the Department convention at Norfolk. She sent some pictures around of the poppy wreaths. We received a certificate for doing the poppy program.

Clarissa Lufkin was the speaker and she has the Girl Scout Troop 327. They are working with different organizations for their cemetery project.

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Narka News

Peggy Galloway of Beatrice was a weekend house guest of her Mother, Betty Edwards. Peggy's husband, Tim, Tim's Sons, Conner and Cameron Galloway with friends, Tim and Dylan, and David Vail of Hebron, enjoyed the weekend of Fathers Day and Tim Galloway's birthday at the family farm by Mahaska.

Melvin & Estel Edwards enjoyed a visit with niece, Peggy Galloway from Beatrice at her mothers' homeon Friday eve. Melvin and Estel Edwards accompanied by Betty Edwards, Peggy Galloway, Jim, Kelley, and Jared Edwards enjoyed supper together at Mayberrys in Washington before attending a fun night at the Washington Rodeo Sat. evening.

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The 84th Annual Vorderstrasse Family Reunion

The 84th annual Vorderstrasse reunion was held Sunday June 8, 2014 at the pioneer Inn at Gilead, NE with 23 in attendance. The first reunion was held in 1930 with over 200 attendance and has been held every year since the second Sunday in June. Attending were Dennis and Nancy Vorderstrasse of Hastings, Randy and Dianne Waldmeier of Belvidere, Kay Pavlicek and Rolla Heller of Fairbury, Barbara Smith of Lincoln, Harriet Easton and Cindy Peterson of Hebron, Keith Vorderstrasse of Barneston, Verleen Vorderstrasse of chester, Cindy and Sena Mesloh of Deshler, Carol Krueger of Hebron, Sharon Krueger of Concordia, KS, and a 4 generation family consisting of Amber Shane and sons Oliver, Ian, Case and Holt of Atkinson, NE, Pam Kunc of Dorchester and Delbert and Leoda Yost of Crete. Planning next years reunion site will be in charge of the Hebron, Chester and Deshler families.

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Gerhardt Family Reunion

A reunion of the siblings and cousins of the Gerhardt family gethered in Fairbury for the Memorial Weekend.

The weekend was spent touring sites in Jefferson County. Hellen Vculek of Fairbury hosted the weekend. Those attended were; Dr. Herman Gerhardt of Beaumont, TX; Maria and Cecil Clark of Allen, Tx; Eruika and Leroy Flock of Millspring, NC.; Kati Nygren of Temecula, CA; Russ Rader of Washington DC; Robin and Troy Sassman of Boone, Iowa; Cindy and Kyle Lofts of Fairbury; Erik Lofts of Geneva, NE; Jen Pope of Geneva, NE; Gary Gerhardt family was unable to attend.

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Del Martin

The family of Del Martin would like to honor him on his 90th birthday with an open house at the Senior Center 101 North 25th Street, Beatrice, NE on July 6,2014 from 2-4 pm. Card can be sent to 809 Quail Ridge Circle, Beatrice, NE 68310. No gifts please.

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Mardee J Hughes

Mardee J. Hughes, 77, of Fairbury passed away at Gardenside Long Term Care on June 21, 2014.

She is survived by sons Larry Hughes of Washington, Kan.; Todd Hughes and wife, Cheryl of Washington; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; brothers Bill Zabokrtsky and wife, Jackie of Burlington, Kan.; Mitch Zabokrtsky of Fairbury; Ted Zabokrtsky of Fairbury; Butch Zabokrtsky and wife, Patricia of Wynnewood, Okla.; Steve Zabokrtsky and wife, Christine of Endicott, Neb.; Jack Zabokrtsky and wife, Rebecca of Fairbury; Jerry Zabokrtsky of Steele City, Neb.; Doug Zabokrtsky and wife, Sandy of Endicott, Neb.; sisters, Judy Baldwin of Fairbury; Joleen Grammer and husband, Terry of Fairbury; Ronda Dickson and husband, Bill of Clyde, Kan.; Cindy Sawin and husband, Larry of Washington.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Gerdes-Meyer Chapel in Fairbury, with Lana Likens officiating. Burial will be in the Steele City Cemetery.

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Maureen M. Pavlik

Maureen M. Pavlik, 75, of Beatrice, Neb. formerly Odell, Neb. passed away June 19, 2014 in Beatrice. She was born May 17, 1939 at Rice Hospital in Odell.

Survivors are husband, Ed Pavlik of Beatrice; daughter, Judy Flores and husband, Hugo of Omaha; sons, John Pavlik of Blue Springs, Neb.; Jerry Pavlik and wife Amy of Topeka, Kan.; 5 grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday June 24, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Odell, with Pastor Curt Magelky officiating. In Lieu of flowers memorials to the Church, The Kensington, Odell American Legion Auxiliary, BCH Infusion Center. Burial at the Odell Czech Cemetery Odell.

Vance-Gerdes Funeral Home in Odell are in charge of arrangements.

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Lawrence Wurm

Lawrence L. Wurm, 83, of Jansen, died Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury, NE. He was born March 14, 1931 on the family farm southwest of Kramer, Neb. to George Sr. & Rosalia (Monhardt) Wurm. Several years later he moved with his folks to a farm east of Crete, Neb. He attended Crete Public School until 1944 when his family moved to a farm southwest of Plymouth, Neb. He attended St. Pauls Lutheran School at Plymouth and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1951. He helped with farming at home and also worked for neighbors. On November 26, 1961 he was married to Marian Schneider at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Plymouth. For 5 years they lived south of Harbine, where he farmed. In Sept. 1966 they moved to his parents farm where he continued to farm. He served on St. Pauls Lutheran School Board for 3 years. His hobbies include farming, helping others and visiting with family and friends.

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Dale C. Michels

Dale Carl Michels, 76 years, 8 months, 19 days was the son of Carl and Esther (Oerter) Michels, born on September 25, 1937 in Reynolds, Neb. He passed away on June 13, 2014 at the Brodstone Memorial Hospital at Superior, Neb.

He was baptized on Oct. 24, 1937 by Rev. H.C. Marting and confirmed on March 18, 1951 by Richard Schlecht. He was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church. He attended Reynolds grade school and high school. Upon graduating he attended Fairbury Junior College and later transferred to Kearney State College.

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John L. Blackwell

John L. Blackwell, 76, of Zion, IL. passed away May 22nd, 2014. Native of Fairbury. Mr. Blackwell served in the United States Navy from 1961 to 1983. He retired and raised his family in Zion IL. where he resided for 32 years.

He was predeceased by his wife of 31 years, Gretchen Acker Blackwell. He is survived by 3 daughters, Nancy L. Ellis; Sherry L. Stone; and Debra A. Karsten; 8 grandchildren, Alana, Amanda, Eric and Joshua Ellis, Cheyenne and Bethany Stone, and Matthew and Ryan Karsten; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials to Disabled American Veterans would be appreciated in his memory.

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