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Norma Johnson

Norma Jean Peters Johnson 79 of Wymore, Neb., formerly Fairbury, died Aug. 26, 2011 in Wymore.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury with Pastor Charles Schmidt officiating. The Family will greet friends Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery - Fairbury, NE. Memorials to the Family's Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge.

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Joyce Betts

Joyce Betts. 63, of Crete, Neb., died Aug. 28, 2011 with her family by her side at the Hospice House in Omaha.

Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m. at Kuncl Funeral Home in Crete. Memorials to Hospice House of Omaha to be used for children.

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Vearl Holloway

Vearl Otis Holloway, 100, of Belleville, Kan., died Aug. 24, 2011 in Belleville.

Services were held Aug. 29 at the Presbyterian Church in Narka, Kan. with the Rev. Phil Goombi officiating. Masonic rites were conducted by Belleville Lodge No. 129 A.F. & A.M. Memorials to NCK Healthcare Foundation or the Church. Burial was in the National Cemetery, rural Narka.

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Final Environmental Impact Statement Re-Affirms Limited Environmental Impact From Keystone XL Pipeline

TransCanada Corporation (TSX, NYSE: TRP) (TransCanada) is pleased that the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline has reaffirmed the environmental integrity of the project.

This is the third Environmental Impact Statement that the U.S. Department of State has issued on Keystone XL since the review process began in 2008. "The Final Environmental Impact Statement reaffirms the findings of the two previous environmental impact statements that the Keystone XL pipeline will have no significant impact on the environment," said Russ Girling, TransCanada's president and chief executive officer. "Today's Final Environmental Impact Statement continues to demonstrate the focus on safety and the environment that has gone into the development of this critical North American pipeline.

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Della Baldwin

Della Wilma Baldwin, 93, of Beatrice, Neb., formerly of Daykin, died Aug. 21, 2011 at Beatrice.

Services were held Aug. 25, at the United Methodist Church in Daykin with the Rev. Karl Lent officiating. Burial was in the Ohiowa Public Cemetery, Ohiowa, Neb. Farmer & Son Funeral Home, Geneva, service.

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Marvin Moerer

Marvin Moerer, 76 of Fairbury, Neb., died Aug. 24, 2011.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, at 1:30 p.m. at American Lutheran Church in Fairbury, with Maynard Kellerman officiating. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice. Cremation has taken place and a register book is available to sign at the funeral home. The family will greet friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.

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Christmas Came Early At Lovewell State Park

Christmas came early at Lovewell State Park on Saturday, Aug. 20th when the Park hosted its 9th Annual Campground Christmas. This years' event had 12 decorated campsites. Entries were decked out with lights, holiday blowups, Christmas trees, Santa busy driving boats and a variety of other traditional and non-traditional decorations. Winning first place this year was George's Christmas, in honor of Camp Host George Burgess who passed away earlier this year. Family and friends of George from Mankato, Beloit and Salina, KS decked out his camp host site with lights, Santa Claus fishing, a nativity scene, and a homemade wreath full of cheer. The second place entry was by the Cody Peterson family from Deshler, NE with a large display of lights, Santa on skies being pulled by a bear and penguin on a jetski. Winning third place was the Nondorf family from Superior, NE with a snowman roasting marshmallows, lots of lights, and you could stop by for a grape or cherry snowcone.

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What's For Lunch?

Fairbury Jefferson and Central Elementary Schools

Thursday, Aug. 25: Macho nachos, refried beans or chef salad, Turkey sandwich pack. Cheese stick pack.

Friday, Aug. 26: Crispy chicken sandwich, vegetable blend or chef salad. PBJ sandwich pack. Cheese stick pack.

Monday, Aug. 29: No school. Planning Day.

Tuesday, Aug. 30: Chicken strips, broccoli with cheese or chef salad. Ham sandwich pack. Yogurt pack.

Wednesday, Aug. 31: Chicken tetrazzini, green peas or chef salad, Turkey wrap pack. Yogurt pack.

Meals served with fruit/ vegetable/bread bar and milk.

High School

Thursday, Aug. 25: Macho nachos, refried beans

Friday, Aug. 26: Crispy chicken sandwich, vegetable blend.

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Little Tuggers Eligible For State Fair Competition

The Little Tugger's Pedal Tractor Pull was held at Jansen's 125 Celebration on Aug. 13 and it was sponsored by Farmers Coop of Jansen.

Sixty-five children participated in the event. All of the children participating received a ribbon and those placing, first through third place are eligible to go the Nebraska State Fair on Aug. 27 to compete at the Nebraska State Pedal Pull Champion at Grand Island.

Winners in the four-year-old group were boys, Landon Jordan, first; Landon McDaniel, second, Chris Collins, third. Girls, Jordan Musil, first, Natalie Heidemann, second and Aspen Swanda, third.

Five-year-olds were boys, Brayden Ebbers, first; Chandler Dragoo, second and Tony Marchman, third. Elizabeth Kerwood won the girls division.

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