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Loma Ballenger, 89

April 18, 2013

Loma J. Ballenger, 89, of Callaway, formerly of Lexington, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Callaway Good Life Center.
She was born June 10, 1923, in Callaway, to William J. and Etta May (Weaver) Longmore. Loma attended Hillside rural school near Callaway.
She was united in marriage to Carl W. Ballenger June 29, 1946, in Callaway. Seven children were blessed to this marriage; twin sons, David and Dale, Dorothy, Darla, Dea and Daryl.

Melva Warren, 88

April 18, 2013

Just before dawn April 6, 2013, Melva Jean Warren left this earth for her heavenly home. She was born July 10, 1924, in her grandparent’s home in Republic County Kansas to Marshall Allen and Sylva May Beecher, the oldest of three children.
She rode a horse seven miles to District 9 Republic County Country School through 6th grade, and later drove a horse and buggy. She started her high school years at Chester High School and graduated from Belleville High School in 1942.

Doris Roberts, 92

April 18, 2013

Doris A. Roberts, 92, of Sargent, passed away April 11, 2013, at the Callaway Good Life Center in Callaway.
Funeral services were April 15, 2013, at Rhoad Funeral Home in Sargent, with Pastor Marty Robbins officiating. Burial took place in the New Helena Cemetery.
Doris Arlene Roberts was born Jan. 29, 1921, at Merna, to Wallace and Iona (Lange) Blakeman. Doris was the third child born to this union. She graduated from Merna High School in 1941.
Doris married E. A. (Jap) Roberts Oct. 17, 1941. To this union two sons were born; Wallace (Wally) and Leslie (Shorty) Roberts.

The face of Rett Syndrome

April 18, 2013

Every day, 3-year-old Morgan Kaelin’s life consists of some form of therapy, lots of medications and feedings through a tube in her stomach. Oh - and watching her favorite show, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, on TV.
For the many things in her world that are so out of the ordinary for such a young child, things like getting excited when your favorite cartoon comes on make Morgan seem so . . . ordinary. But her life is anything but ordinary.

Board split on adding new teacher

April 18, 2013

Classroom size - How many students are too many for the most optimal learning environment? That was a key issue of discussion at last week’s special meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education.
The discussion ensued when a number of parents of next year’s 5th graders addressed the board about adding another 5th grade teacher to the elementary staff. The current 4th grade class has 72 students, meaning that with the current three sections of 5th grade there would be 24 students in each section.

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