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Kent and Mary Criner

The family of Kent "Buzz" and Mary Criner would like to honor them with a card shower for their 50th wedding anniversary, which is Friday, May 13.

Cards may be sent to 1020 Ninth St., Fairbury, NE 68352.

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Confirmation Held At Peace United Methodist Church In Plymouth

Confirmation services were held May 1 at Peace United Methodist Church. Members of the class were Haley Staroscik, the daughter of Dave and Chris Staroscik, Miranda Vogt, daughter of Randy and Sophia Vogt, and Cody Rumbaugh, son of Alan and Ann Rumbaugh.

A breakfast, prepared by the ladies of the church was served for the confirmands and their parents preceding services.

The class continued to the United Methodist Church in DeWitt where Shane Hayek, son of Sarah Hayek and Elsie Hermsmeier, daughter of Lynn Hermsmeier, were confirmed. A lunch was prepared by the ladies of that church was served to the confirmands and their families.

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Rosenthal

Rick E. and Erin A. (Benzel) Rosenthal of Lincoln, Neb. are parents of twin boys, Carter Aaron, weighed 3 pounds and 10 ounces and Cooper Daniel, weighed 3 pounds and 1 ounce born April 24, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln. Grandparents are Trent and Sue Benzel of Alliance and Gerald and Dorathea Rosenthal of Fairbury. Great-grandparents are Lola Schadwinkel and Joyce Benzel, both of Alliance and Ilene Saathoff of Sterling.

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Haubenstein

Damian and Brooke Haubenstein of Derby, Kan., are parents of a baby girl, Karissa Paige Haubenstein, born May 5, 2011, weighing 7 pounds and 10 ounces. She was welcomed home by a sister, Courtney. Grandparents are Cassie Bienhoff of Plymouth, Marlin and Ann Bienhoff of Fairmont City, Ill., Donnette Haubenstein of Derby and David Haubenstein of Strasburg, Va. Great-grandparents are Joseph and Sue Haubenstein of Richmond, Va., Betty Bienhoff of Garden City, Kan., Vernon and June Weichel of Plymouth.

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Schroeder

Ben and Kaelyn Schroeder are parents of a baby boy, James Lee Schroeder, born May 1, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, weighing 7 pounds and 3 ounces. Grandparents are Joel and Karen Schroeder of DeWitt and Kevin and Jackie Kerwin of Cedar Bluffs, Neb. Great-grandparents Donna Hauptmeier and Jim and Jeanette Schroeder, all of Beatrice.

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Schouboe Judges Items For State Art Show

Jefferson County Art Guild met April 26 at the Burkley Family Center for a potluck meal and business meeting. Twila Porter served as hostess with Utha Furrow assisting. Guests were Vicki Christ and Leo Fry.

Feature of the evening was judging of the items to be sent to the State Art Show in Columbus in June. Connie Schouboe was the judge and critic of over 27 pieces of art. Of those, six items were chosen for the State Show:

1. An oil "people" scene by Betty Slagle; 2. An oil painting flower-bouquet (done entirely with a knife) by Elda Heideman; 3. Photo of a lone goose by Lacey Searing; 4. A mystic blue night scene in oil by Laveta Fry; 5. A brick wall and holly-hock scene in oil by Depke Andres; 6. A bouquet of lilacs using interference paint by Audrey Dawes.

Lucky Stradley showed us an example of Zen Tangle pencil drawing which she will teach us in a future workshop.

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Baptism

Brayden William Owens, infant son of Shawn and Christie Owens of Union was baptized on May 1 at Church of the Holy Spirit in Plattsmouth.

Sponsors were his uncle Travis Frerking and aunt Erin Miller.

A brunch was served following the service in the Plattsmouth Library meeting room. Attending from Plymouth were Angie Zulauf and Kay Owens.

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Church News

Schmidt Read A Reading about "Mothers"

Eight members of Disciples Women of First Christian Church met May 4 at the church. Pastor Ron Johnson was a guest.

The hostesses, Jean and Alice Fairley presented the lesson and devotions with Jean reading from the Book of Esther and Alice giving a story about a Sunday School teacher. The Missionary Benediction was used as devotions.

President Ruth Schmidt had opened the meeting with a reading, "Mothers." Cards were signed for Dick English, Helen Green and Bill Cummins.

Quilts Were Tied For

Orphan Grain Train

The Trinity Lutheran Ladies Aid and Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) met April 5, with nine members present.

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A Year Older

Lindsey Taylor Korthals celebrated her eighth birthday April 30 at her grandparents home, Ralph and Vicki Check of rural Endicott.

A barbecue lunch and a cake (designed by the birthday girl) and ice cream were served. Attending were Lindsey's mother and brother, Jenik Zabokrtsky and Tristan Korthals and Marc Roode, all of Fairbury; aunts Kiley Zabokrtsky of Wayne and Cody Zabokrtsky and cousin Brynn Novotny of Fairbury; great-grandma Margaret Reese of Fairbury, great-grandpa Bob Kotas of Endicott. and friends, Keely Schramm and Mackenzie DeFrain of Fairbury.

The girls spent the afternoon bowling followed by a slumber party where they played "prom."

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Steele City Village Life

For well over one hundred years the Steele City community has observed Decoration Day and Memorial Day. After the Civil War the Union the local soldier veterans organized the E. C. Rice Post of the Grand Army of the Republic. They were in charge of the observance until after World War One.

At that time the local veterans organized the American Legion. As time went on and there were fewer and fewer GAR members, the American Legion took charge of the yearly observance at the Steele City Cemetery.

The Steele City Cemetery

It lies upon the hillside fair.

Far out from the village street.

Swept by the sun, wind and rain.

It is there our loved ones sleep.

Today in loving memory we left flowers.

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