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Just Around The Corner

Relay For Life

Relay For Life, Jefferson County Team Captain and Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 28, 5:30 p.m. at the Burkley Family Center, 509 E St., Fairbury. Bring your team rosters or sign up on-line, www.relayforlife.org/jeffersoncone. Wear teal or peach for cervical, ovarian, uterine cancer. For more information contact, Brenda Riggle, 402-239-4928 or Krystal Schroeder, 402-587-0387.

Barbecue Chicken Fund-raiser

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Free Fishing Clinic Planned At Alexandria State Recreation Area

Like to fish?

A Kid's Fishing Clinic and Family Day is planned for Saturday May 21 at 9:30 am. at Alexandria State Recreation Area. It is located at 560 Ave. and 718 Road on the border of the Thayer/ Jefferson county line about eight miles west and seven miles north of Fairbury.

"This is our 11th year running," Rick Ball, Grounds keeper at Alexandria, said. "We have had about 200 participants on the average over the last five years for our event."

According to Ball the event is free to all. The door prizes are for kids 16 and younger. There will be fishing poles and bait provided for those in need.

There also will be a free hotdog cookout for all.

"We have three grand prizes; one for the biggest fish, the biggest crappie, and the biggest Bluegill," Ball said. "There are many other door prizes available at the 3 p.m. drawings."

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Kenning Honored For Years Of Service

Fairbury Public Library celebrated National Library Week and National Volunteer Week with an open house honoring Diane Kenning for her 10 years of volunteer service at the library. She was presented with a plaque from the Library Board by library director, Karen Fox, to commemorate the occasion and cake and coffee were served. Attending were Mayor Homer Ward and library board members Jan Nance, Diana Worm, Bobby Welch and Linda Schultis along with present and former library staff members, family members and friends. Unable to attend was Library Board member Kristin Vaughn.

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Kenning Honored For Years Of Service

Fairbury Public Library celebrated National Library Week and National Volunteer Week with an open house honoring Diane Kenning for her 10 years of volunteer service at the library. She was presented with a plaque from the Library Board by library director, Karen Fox, to commemorate the occasion and cake and coffee were served. Attending were Mayor Homer Ward and library board members Jan Nance, Diana Worm, Bobby Welch and Linda Schultis along with present and former library staff members, family members and friends. Unable to attend was Library Board member Kristin Vaughn.

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Relay For Life Planning Underway

Relay For Life's goal is to create a world with more birthdays.

The local teams for Jefferson County will be holding their team captain and committee meeting on April 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Burkley Family Center at the First National Bank in downtown Fairbury.

Team captains are to bring their team rosters or sign up online.

If you have questions please call Brenda Riggle at 239-4928 or Krystal Schroeder at 587-0387.

The Fairbury event is scheduled for June 17 at the Fairbury City Park.

Relay for Life is the nationwide signature activity for the American Cancer Society. It is not just a fund raiser, it is a unique activity that offers an opportunity to take up the fight. It is about empowering individuals to fight back against a disease that has taken so much from them.

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Chamber Pork 'N' Pints Event Well Received Plans In The Works For Next Year

The Fairbury Chamber of Commerce held their First Annual Pork 'N' Pints event last Saturday night at the Fairbury VFW.

The night included a micro beer tasting of 20 beers, a pork meal and live DJ entertainment.

The event was well received and all 150 mugs that were included with the tickets were sold out.

"We estimated that we had over 200 people attend," Sharon Priefert, Fairbury Chamber director said. "Some came for the beer tasting and others showed up later just for the music entertainment."

When planning a first-year event, it is hard to guess the public response and attendance.

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Melanie Flom

Melanie M. (Uher) Flom, 26, of Wilber, Neb., died April 16, 2011.

Survivors include her parents, Ray and Krystal Uher of Wilber; husband, Peter Flom of Forest Lake, Minn.; daughter, Jace Marie; grandmother, Betty Uher of Daykin; siblings and spouses, Ken and Jenn Uher of Wilber, Gregory and Emily Uher of Phoenix, Ariz., Janet and Joe Schrick of Olathe, Kan.; mother-in-law and spouse, Kristin and Greg Johnson of Forest Lake, Mich.; father-in-law and spouse, Eric and Jeanne Flom of River Falls, Wis.; sister-in-law and spouse, Melissa and Gabe Henderson of Boiling Springs, S.C.; nieces and nephews.

Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 21 at Sokol Hall Auditorium in Wilber. In lieu of flowers, memorials to family's choice. Kuncl Funeral Home, Wilber, service.

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William Armagost

William "Bill" Armagost, 86, of Fairbury, Neb., formerly of David City, died April 18, 2011 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.

Survivors include his wife, LaVina; daughters, Sue (Galen) Epp of Plymouth, Jan (Steve) Stultz of Harrisonville, Mo.; grandchildren and spouses, Mike Armagost and Chris Burr, Bill (Sheila) Armagost, Jim (Brittany) Armagost, Jennifer (Luke) Starkey, Chris and Anna Stultz, Garrett and Taylor Epp; great-grandchildren, Dominic and Alex.

Services will be held on Friday, April 22, 11 a.m. at Congregational Christian Church in David City with the Rev. Jack McDonald officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to the Congregational Christian Church. Burial with military honors at the David City Cemetery, David City. Chermok Funeral Home, David City, service.

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Paul Peters

Paul H. Peters, 85, of Hollenberg, Kan., died April 14, 2011 at the Heart Hospital in Lincoln, Neb.

Survivors include his sisters-in-law, Leona Peters of Marysville, Kan., Ethel Peters of Washington, Kan.; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 22, at the Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury. Cremation has taken place. No viewing. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury, service.

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Raymond Moerer

Raymond R. Moerer was the first born of Richard E. and Ida A. (Bohling) Moerer on March 20, 1929 in Graceville, Minn. He died April 14, 2011 at the age of 82 at a local hospital in Sioux City, Iowa.

He grew up farming in Minnesota before moving with his family to Auburn, Neb. in 1951.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Following his military service, he began working construction.

He married Lorna Mae Elizabeth Johnson on March 17, 1963 in Omaha. They resided in Auburn before moving to South Sioux City in 1965.

He began construction, building and remodeling on his own as Ray's Builders, building over 40 homes in the Siouxland region, retiring in 1999.

He was a member of Washington Heights Chapel which included serving as a Deacon.

He was also very involved with the Sergeant Bluff American Legion Post No. 662.

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