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Special Delivery

Monday was a busy day for local flower shops and specialty stores around Fairbury. This pair brought a lot of smiles to people on the downtown square as they pushed their precious cargo around town in a shopping cart. Making deliveries for Lily's were, left to right, Julie Knigge and Kathy Judd. (Journal-News photo by Vicki Check)

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Meridian Honor Roll Honor Roll 93%-100%

Seniors

Angela Durflinger**, Sydne Endorf**, Garrett Hofstetter**, Allison Johnson**, Hailey Kaderabek**, Candance Kinnan**, Nikki Krupicka**, Kyle Rohr**,

Brandie Sykes**

Juniors

Blake Bartels**, Kate Endorf**, Ashley Hansel**, Brianna Jackson**,

Bethany Lintz**, Riley Meyer***, Blake Miller***

Sophomores

Cassie Aldrich*, Desiree Bartels**, McKenzie Beals**, Yesenia Nunez**

Freshman

Miranda Johnson **

Eighth Grade

Holly Blake**, Ty Brakhage**, Guadaulupe Dimas**, Ann Endorf**,

Blair Hofstetter**, Brandon Jackson**, Martin "Ricky" Nunez**

Seventh Grade

McKehna Bartels**, Brooke Massa**, Jakub VanWesten**, Cheyanna Zoubek**

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Nebraska Youth Take On Big Tobacco

Come join youth from across the state at the State Capitol building in Lincoln for a rally of empowerment and activism on Wednesday, March 23.

The rally will be one of many events occurring across the country to mark Kick Butts Day organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to encourage youth to stand up and speak out against Big Tobacco.

At the rally, participants will learn about current issues related to the tobacco industry and share information with their state senators. This free event will be hosted by No Limits, the state's youth-led tobacco prevention movement, and is open to all youth in grades 7-12.

To learn more, visit www.NoLimitsNebraska.com or contact No Limits project coordinator Amanda Mortensen at 866-FYI-TEEN (866-394-8336) or info@nolimitsnebraska.com.

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Nebraska Wesleyan To Perform Musical Comedy

A comedy known for breaking the traditional rules of musical theatre will open at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Local member of the cast is Libby Lutze.

"Company" is a comedic musical that celebrates Bobby's birthday. Single and 35-years-old, Bobby is surrounded by friends and ex-girlfriends eager to provide their unwarranted opinions into his life. Based on the book by George Furth, the tale is brought to life through the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim. A series of glimpses into the relationships among the 14 characters provide insight into Bobby's inability to commit to a long-term relationship.

Performances of Company are scheduled for February 24-26 and March 3-5 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances are scheduled for February 27 and March 6 at 2 p.m. All shows will be held in McDonald Theatre, located at 51st Street and Huntington Avenue.

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Benefit For Jansen Farmer Dealing With Cancer

A rural Jansen man who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in September of 2010 is doing well, but his medical expenses are ongoing.

Roy Kendall is back to work at the Jansen Co-op in the feedmill after a four week stay at the Omaha Medical Center where his treatment included surgery. He is undergoing chemotherapy.

A freewill donation soup supper is being held at the Plymouth Community Center with supplementary funds provided by Thrivent.

The fundraiser will be held on Feb. 26 from 5-8 p.m.

Accounts have been set up at the Farmers Mercantile Bank in Jansen and First Tri County Bank in Plymouth for those wanting to help, but are unable to attend.

"I believe there are two types of cancer patient:

the cancer victor and the cancer victim.

A cancer victim lets the disease take him over;

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Valentine Royalty Crowned

Royal couples were crowned at both Cedarwood and Gardenside recently in celebration of Valentine's Day. Top, Cedarwood held their crowning last Friday and receiving their crowns and chocolate were Laura Gardener and Loren Ebke. Pictured, left to right, 2010 Queen Alma Barth, 2011 Queen Laura Gardener, 2011 King Loren Ebke, and 2010 King Milton Tegtmeier. Bottom, at a Valentine's party on Monday Frank Phelps and Wanda Anthony were crowned as the royal couple at Gardenside. (Journal-News photos by Vicki Check)

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Valentine Royalty Crowned

Royal couples were crowned at both Cedarwood and Gardenside recently in celebration of Valentine's Day. Top, Cedarwood held their crowning last Friday and receiving their crowns and chocolate were Laura Gardener and Loren Ebke. Pictured, left to right, 2010 Queen Alma Barth, 2011 Queen Laura Gardener, 2011 King Loren Ebke, and 2010 King Milton Tegtmeier. Bottom, at a Valentine's party on Monday Frank Phelps and Wanda Anthony were crowned as the royal couple at Gardenside. (Journal-News photos by Vicki Check)

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Karpisek Appreciates Continued Support

Members of the Nebraska Legislature completed the Twenty-Seventh Day of the legislative session upon adjournment on Friday. Discussion and advancement of more than twenty-five General File items consumed the mornings of this past week. Of these bills, I opened on two legislative measures introduced on behalf of entities within the jurisdiction of the General Affairs Committee. LB 256 proposes to change terms of certain members of the State Racing Commission, and LB 311 would change penalties for out-of-state licensees under the Nebraska Liquor Control Act. Senators advanced both legislative bills to the second stage of debate without any opposing votes.

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Essay Contest Winners Announced: "Why I Am Proud To Be An American

The Fairbury Elks Lodge #1203, Americanism Committee has completed judging of the Americanism Essay Contest for sixth and eighth grade area students for 2011. Although there were no sixth grade entries, 166 eighth graders from the area schools participated.

Committee Chairperson, Helen Keen, has announced the winners.

First place goes to Brittany M. Ward of Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School. She is the daughter of Paul and Tena Ward of Fairbury.

Second place is Hannah Owens, Beatrice Jr. High School. She is the daughter of Tracy and Lois Owens of Beatrice.

Third place was awarded to Madison Carney of Beatrice Jr. High School. She is the daughter of James and Michelle Carney of Beatrice.

These students and their parents will be guests of the Fairbury Elks Lodge #1203 for an eveing meal and presented with their awards.

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Kiwanis To Hold Pancake Supper To Help Give The Gift Of Reading

Join the Fairbury Kiwanis ast they give the gift of reading.

The Kiwanis will be holding an all you can eat pancake supper from 5-7:30 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School.

Help support the Kiwanis Club in their goal to provide each elementary chid with a new book. Each paid admission purchases a book for one child (Pre K - Sixth grade). Children 10 and under eat free.

There will be Central Elementary family night activity stations featuring: Horto Hears a BINGO; Pancake Panic Pursuit; Your are a WHO?; The Cat in the Hat Hat (Make-n-take).

Meet and greet the Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2.

The Pancake feed and each of the activity stations will be available from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School.

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