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Heritage Relay For Life Hosts Drive-Thru BBQ Thursday

The Heritage Care Center will be hosting a drive-thru BBQ Thursday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meal will include a hamburger, chips, drink and a cookie, all proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event.

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PHS Is Here To Serve

Public Health Solutions District Health Department, serving residents in Gage, Jefferson, Saline, Thayer and Fillmore counties, offers health planning, health services, and health protection.

We are now at a location near you, offering information, including prior immunization records research, referrals, blood lead level testing for children ages 5 and under, adult immunizations, battery recycling, and summer safety awareness.

Please contact our main office at (402)-826-3880 or visit our website at www.phsneb.org for more details.

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Free For All Fishing Day

The Tom Wright Fishing Clinic will be held on Saturday, May 21 at Crystal Springs Park. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Shelter house on the west side of the east lake.

No fishing license is required for adults or kids on May 21. Free poles available, if needed, while supplies last.

A free hot dog lunch will be provided and there will be drawings for prizes.

This event is sponsored by the Fairbury Optimist Club.

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Just Around The Corner

Basic Nursing Assistant Class

Nebraska Healthcare Association is offering a Basic Nursing Assistant class in Fairbury beginning June 6 through June 17 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. For more information or to register for the class contact www.nehca.org or call 402-435-3551.

Girls and Boys State

Area American Legion and Auxiliary please have your Girl's and Boy's State candidates into The Fairbury Journal-News by Friday, May 27.

Western Alumni Banquet

The Western Alumni Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at the Legion Hall in Western. Reservations for the banquet can be made by calling KT's Market in Western, 402-433-2291 by May 25.

Plant Exchange

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Thanks For A Job Well Done

Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward, left, presents a certificate of thanks from the City of Fairbury to the Fairbury FFA Chapter for helping clear and clean up the nodes along downtown Fairbury's four corners of the square. Fairbury FFA advisor Dennis Kenning and FHS student Shalyse Ahl were on hand to accept the award. (Journal-News picture by Fred Arnold Jr.)

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SCC Phi Beta Lambda Students Compete At State; Two Qualify For Orlando

Two Southeast Community College Phi Beta Lambda chapter students qualified for a trip to Orlando and the National PBL Leadership Conference in June following competition at the annual State Leadership Conference in Kearney April 1-2.

Christie Pyle of Beatrice (Fairbury High School) and Peggy Schmidt, also of Beatrice, will represent SCC and the Beatrice Campus chapter at the national conference.

Eight other SCC students attended the state conference in Kearney.

"Our PBL chapter did very well," said Karen Emerson, instructor in the Office Professional program at SCC-Beatrice and a PBL faculty advisor.

The chapter was presented the Bronze Level of Excellence award, earned first place for Largest Two-Year Chapter Membership Percentage Increase, and a second-place award for Largest Two-Year Chapter Membership.

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SCC Phi Beta Lambda Students Compete At State; Two Qualify For Orlando

Two Southeast Community College Phi Beta Lambda chapter students qualified for a trip to Orlando and the National PBL Leadership Conference in June following competition at the annual State Leadership Conference in Kearney April 1-2.

Christie Pyle of Beatrice (Fairbury High School) and Peggy Schmidt, also of Beatrice, will represent SCC and the Beatrice Campus chapter at the national conference.

Eight other SCC students attended the state conference in Kearney.

"Our PBL chapter did very well," said Karen Emerson, instructor in the Office Professional program at SCC-Beatrice and a PBL faculty advisor.

The chapter was presented the Bronze Level of Excellence award, earned first place for Largest Two-Year Chapter Membership Percentage Increase, and a second-place award for Largest Two-Year Chapter Membership.

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Betty Zimbelman

Betty Johnson Zimbelman, 81, of Fort Morgan, Colo., formerly of Fairbury, died May 11, 2011 at Greeley, Colo.

Survivors include her sons, Randy Johnson and wife, Kim of Fairbury, Rick Johnson and wife, Sandra of Endicott; daughter, Susan Hale of Greeley.

Services are pending at Fort Morgan.

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Orval Achtemeier

Orval H. Achtemeier, 84, of Fairbury, Neb., died May 9, 2011 at Gardenside Long Term Care in Fairbury.

Survivors include his daughters, Kitty DeBoer and husband, Richard of Fairbury, Jackie Calkins and husband, Glenn of Pensacola, Fla., Kathy Kaup and husband, Earl, Patty Meek and husband, Doug, all of Lincoln; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 13, at the Presbyterian Church in Fairbury with the Rev. Steve Frazier officiating. The family will greet friends on Thursday, May 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury. Memorials to the Presbyterian Church or family's choice. Burial will be in the Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury.

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Julaine Arner

Georgene Julaine Arner was born June 17, 1932 in Alexandria, Neb. to Julian and Mildred (Kelch) Holes. She died April 29, 2011 at Gardenside Long Term Care in Fairbury at the age of 78 years.

She grew up in Powell, Neb.

She graduated from Fairbury High School in 1949.

She was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Larry Arner on Dec. 30, 1950. They were married for 57 years.

She enjoyed gardening, traveling and reading books.

She worked at Montgomery Wards as a cashier in the 70's. She also worked at Blue Valley Community Action as a secretary and at Fairbury Pipe and Supply in accounting.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Mary Lou Janssen; brother, Doug Holes and grandson, Trenton Arner.

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