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Callaway church builds school, wells in Nigeria

July 3, 2012

CALLAWAY – NIGERIA – A partnership has been formed that transcends a formidable distance, from Callaway, Nebraska, to Bagrima, Nigeria, and back. Yes this is a partnership based on need, but even more so it is based on a desire to serve.

The Callaway United Methodist Church has a sister church in Bagrima, Nigeria, and through this partnership the village has been able to open a school, a clinic, dug a deep water well, and it has accomplished these goals in less than five years.

Marion Swick, 73

July 3, 2012

Marion Swick, 73, of Lodgepole, died Friday, June 22, 2012, at Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care from Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA).
Memorial services will be 10 a.m., Friday, July 6, 2012, in the Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney with Mark Zalesky officiating. Services will conclude at the funeral home. Following the services, there will be a reception.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CurePSP Foundation for PSP/CBD and Related Brain Diseases at https://give.psp.org/ in Marion's honor.

Floyd Geiser, 82

July 3, 2012

Floyd R. Geiser, 82 of Oakland, formerly of Waterloo, passed away Monday, June 25, 2012, at Valhaven Nursing Home in Valley, with his family by his side. Funeral services were June 29, with Masonic Service conducted by Waterloo Lodge 102 AF & AM, Rod Jobman W.M., at Reichmuth Funeral Home in Elkhorn. Interment was at Prospect Hill Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. Condolences can be sent to www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com

Maxine Parks, 85

July 3, 2012

Maxine E. (Arrants) Parks, 85, of Callaway, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
She was born Aug. 29, 1926, in Bayard, to John B. and Elsie B. (Fiscus) Arrants. Maxine grew up in Morrill County and attended schools in Angora and Bridgeport.
She was united in marriage to Homer Parks Sept. 22, 1944, at Bridgeport. To this union three children were born; George, Elsie and Katherine.

Lee Glidden, 90

July 3, 2012

Lee Glidden, 90, of St. Paul died Friday, June 29, 2012 at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island. Lee’s wishes were to be cremated.
A celebration of life service was Tuesday, July 2, at Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home in St. Paul. Inurnment was in the Dunning Cemetery in Dunning. Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.
Lee was born May 28, 1922, in Thomas County, to Frank T. and Iva May (Rarick) Glidden. He grew up on the family homestead in Thomas County, where he attended country school and then graduated from Dunning High School in 1939.

Russell Mason, 83

July 3, 2012

Russell J. Mason of Omaha, died at Immanuel Hospital March 12, 2012, one day after his 83rd birthday.
Russell was born and raised in Anselmo to Harry and Joyce Mason. He married Bonnie Dainton June 18, 1950. They spent most of their 61 years of marriage in Omaha where they raised six children.
Russell was a brick-layer by trade but many will attest to the fact that he could build or fix anything that he laid his hands on. He was an active member of Maplewood United Methodist Church, Keystone Task Force, the Masonic Lodge, and Eastern Star.

Lucille Shoemaker, 87

July 3, 2012

D. Lucille Shoemaker, 87 of New Plymouth, Idaho, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012, in Boise, Idaho. Mass of Christian Burial was June 25, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Fruitland, Idaho, with Fr. Calvin Blankinship officiating. Interment was at Park View Cemetery in New Plymouth.
Lucille was born Aug. 19, 1924, in Merna, to Arthur V. and Ida Brown Rourke. She grew up on the family farm and graduated high school in 1941, and enjoyed returning to Merna just last year for her 70th class reunion.

Holly Lewis, 46

July 3, 2012

Holly Lewis, 46 of Murdock, died Friday, June 22, 2012 at her home in Murdock. Funeral services were Monday, June 25, 2012, at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Hazard, with Father Martin Egging officiating. Cremation followed the service with burial at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Litchfield Cemetery or donor's choice. Higgins Funeral Home in Loup City was in charge of arrangements. You can sign Holly's guest book at higginsfuneralhomelc. com.

Margie Headley, 83

July 3, 2012

Margie H. Headley, 83, of Callaway, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at the Callaway Good Samaritan Center. She was born Aug. 27, 1928, in Callaway, to Cleveland A. and Mattie M. (Price) Pitkin.

George Fleishman, 94

July 3, 2012

George Conrad Fleishman, 94, beloved husband and father, passed away June 28, 2012, at the Vintage Care home in Napa. George was born in Merna, Nov. 18, 1917, to George N. Fleishman and Anna (Bader) Fleishman. He graduated from Merna High School and then attended Kearney Teachers College in Kearney.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in March 1942. In May 1942, he graduated from Colorado State College with a bachelor of science degree in forestry. He went to basic training as a navigation cadet in Santa Ana, Calif. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1943.

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