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If These "Old" Walls Could Talk

If you saw R.A.T. written on the back windows of some dusty vehicles around town last week...were you a little bit curious what that meant?

Was Fairbury having a rodent infestation? No, not at all, local artist, Thom Hunt was holding another decorative concrete class. R.A.T. stands for Rock Carvers, Artists and Theme Builders. Several talented artists from across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico gathered in Fairbury Aug. 17-20 to learn some new techniques in the art of decorative concrete.

Hunt, artist and owner of Big Bamboo Studios, has been working as a sculptor and painter of artificial rocks, trees and animals for over 30 years. The props he creates have been used in zoos, aquariums, museums and theme parks around the world.

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Barker-Rollins, Fentress Sentenced To Dept. Of Corrections

Four Fairbury residents appeared in front of Judge Paul W. Korslund last Thursday in District Court. Two received probation and two were sentenced to the Department of Corrections.

Amy Barker-Rollins, 31, appeared on two separate cases. On Feb. 22 information was filed charging her with abuse of a vulnerable adult, a Class IIIA Felony. The charge stems from an incident between Dec. 13, 2010 and Jan. 13, 2011. Barker-Rollins returned to court on May 12 and the Felony count was amended and she was charged with two counts of third degree assault, Class I Misdemeanors. She pled no contest to the amended charges. She was found guilty. Korslund sentenced her to 12 months in the State Dept. of Corrections at York on count one and she was given credit for 34 days already served. On count two she also received 12 months in the Dept. of Corrections and this sentence is to run consecutive with the other sentence.

Wed
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Camp Jefferson Has Many Visitors

A steady flow of visitors traveled in and out of Camp Jefferson all Sunday afternoon.

"It was great to see so many people, young and old alike taking part in the first Camp Jeffer-Fun Day," Brenda Beachler, board member, said. "It was the board's intent to make the community aware of what a wonderful place Camp Jefferson is to our area. I heard several families comment that they really didn't even know the camp existed. They were pleasantly surprised by what the camp has to offer and were excited to hear of the plans for the new dining and multipurpose hall and the future of Camp Jefferson."

Board secretary, Barry Schwab, said the flow of people had been constant throughout the afternoon.

"The day has exceeded my expectations," Schwab said. "I think our best count is over 200 guests through the camp. It's been a resounding success. Camp Jeffer-Fun day is about uniting camp with community."

Wed
24
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Joyce Hughes

Joyce J. Dux Hughes, 63, died Aug. 22, 2011 at her home in Portland, Ore. surrounded by her family.

Services will be at a later date. Autumn Funerals, Cremation and Burial, Tigard, Ore., service.

Tue
23
Aug
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Fairley And Galles Recite Vows In Iowa

Michelle Christine Fairley of Fairbury, Neb. and Austin Lee Galles of Remsen, Iowa recited their wedding vows on July 9, 2011 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen.

The Deacon Jerry Bertrand performed the 3:30 p.m. wedding ceremony.

Parents of the couple are Tim and Francie Fairley of Fairbury and Fran and Roxanne Galles of Remsen.

Grandparents of the couple are Jerry and Bobbie Likens of Steele City, Lea and Jean Fairley of Fairbury, Ron and Darlene Schmillen and Bev Galles, all of Marcus, Iowa.

Great-grandmother of the groom is Alma Hendricksen of Lakefield, Minn.

Tue
23
Aug
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Ringen And Wendeln Exchanged Vows In June

Sharla Kaye Ringen and Mathias John Wendeln, both of Beatrice exchanged wedding vows on June 25, 2011 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Beatrice.

The Rev. Dave Kramer performed the 4 p.m. ceremony.

Parents of the couple are Marcia Heitmann of Fairbury, Terry Ringen of Ruskin, Dennis Wendeln of Syracuse and the late Deb Wendeln Huske.

Grandparents of the couple are Willis and Delores Heitmann of Byron, Doris Ringen of Topeka, Kan., Russell and Erna Martinson of Syracuse.

Tue
23
Aug
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Open House-Feeney

The children and grandchildren of Darrell and Terrlyn (Gibson) Feeney would like to honor them with an open house for their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 27, 1961 in North Platte.

Family and friends are invited to attend the open house of Sunday, Aug. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Overland Trails Council, 2808 O'Flannagan in Grand Island.

Cards may be sent to 71020 Fredrick Ave., Fairbury, NE 68352.

Tue
23
Aug
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Card Shower-Brejcha

The family of Alfred and Joan Brejcha would like to honor them with a card shower for their 59th wedding anniversary, which is Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Cards may be sent to 1012 County Road S, Western, NE 68464.

Tue
23
Aug
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Paul And Elgert To Wed September

Jessica Ann Paul and Mark Allen Elgert, both of Kearney would like to announce their upcoming wedding on Sept. 10, 2011 in Kearney.

Parents of the couple are Bob and Susan Paul of Sargent and Bob and Sharon Elgert of Fairbury.

Paul graduated from Sargent High School and Central Community College as a Registered Nurse. She is employed by Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Elgert graduated from Fairbury High School, Southeast Community College and the University of Nebraska, Kearney with a degree in Building Construction Management. He is employed by Sampson Construction in Kearney.

Tue
23
Aug
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Card Shower-Dwaine Asch

The family of Dwaine Asch would like to honor him with a card shower for his 80th birthday, which is Friday, Aug. 26.

Cards may be sent to Grand Island Veteran's Home, 2300 W Capital Ave., Grand Island, NE 68803.

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