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April 2012

REDINGTON-Lassara "Bebe,"

REDINGTON-Lassara "Bebe," 76. Funeral Mass April 21 at St. Bernard Church. Interment memorial Park Cemetry, Mason city, Iowa. Preceded in death by husband, Garrett; son, Jim. Survived by children and spouses, Laura and Randy Lawrence, Tom and Audra Redington, Lisa Redington and friend Pat Carsley, and Anne and Shannon Case; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; family; friends. Memorials to the church.

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GOEBEL-Helen A.

GOEBEL-Helen A., 85. Memorial Mass April 20 at Holy Cross Church. Preceded in death by parents, Michael and Anne Goebel; sisters, Eileen Goebel and Ione Goebel. Survived by relatives; friends.

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HUME-Jodi L. (Wieczorek)

HUME-Jodi L. (Wieczorek), 34. Funeral Mass April 20 at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Survived by son, Dakota Hume; mother and father, Theresa and Patrick Wieczorek; sisters and brother-in-law, Danielle and Jeremy Colvin, Catie Wieczorek and fiancé, Danny Goessling, and Kelly Wieczorek and fiancé, Matt Stogdill; niece; nephews; grandmother, Edith Wieczorek; aunts; uncles; cousins. Memorials to Dakota Hume.

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MELCHER-William C., MD

MELCHER-William C., MD, 81. Funeral Mass April 20 at Christ the King Church. Entombment Calvary Mausoleum. Preceded in death by parents, Dr. William H. and Bertha; sister, Shirley Melcher. Survived by wife, Kathryn; children and spouses, Patricia Olsen, Barbara DiFini, William and Sheri Melcher, Mary and Bob Schmit, and Melissa and Dwight Waldo; 12 grandchildren; great-granddaughter. Memorials to the local food bank.

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HEYWOOD-Agnes K., RN

HEYWOOD-Agnes K., RN, 97.Visitation 5:30 p.m., vigil service 7:30 p.m., both April 22 at the funeral home. Funeral service 11 a.m., April 23 at New Cassel Retirement Center. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Dr. Leo T. Heywood; infant son, John Michael. Survived by sons and spouses, Dr. L. Thomas and Dr. Barbara Heywood, Robert and Cynthia Heywood, and Brian and Ellen Heywood; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Memorials to New Cassel Retirement Center.

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HARRAHILL-Lawrence J. "Larry,"

HARRAHILL-Lawrence J. "Larry," 70. Visitation 5 p.m., vigil service 7 p.m., both April 22 at St. Joan of Arc Church. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., April 23 at the church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Tiffany Harrahill; daughter, Michaela Harrahill; four grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Connie Harrahill; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Charlene and Drasis Pajeda. Memorials to the family.

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Catholic Voice receives award for excellence

The Catholic Voice received first-place honors for general excellence in the Nebraska Press Association's 2012 Better Newspaper Contest.

Winners were announced April 14 at the association's annual convention in Lincoln.

In addition, Joe Ruff, Catholic Voice news editor, earned second-place honors for his stories on faith and law enforcement titled "Faith on the Front Lines."

Both awards were in the largest circulation division of non-daily newspapers.

Zoo Mate

Guilianna Lonie, a third-grader at St. Vincent de Paul School in Omaha, recently won a poster contest sponsored by the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha. Her poster will be on display for a year in the zoo's Wild Kingdom. Nearly 4,712 students from Omaha metro schools participated in the contest.

Priest celebrates 40th ordination anniversary

Members of two parishes are celebrating their pastor's 40th ordination anniversary with a noon potluck dinner May 27 at St. Joseph Church in Lyons.

Father Paul Ortmeier, who also is pastor of Holy Cross Parish in Bancroft, was ordained in 1972 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha.

Other parishes Father Ortmeier has served include St. Cecilia, St. Patrick and Our Lady of Lourdes in Omaha; Sacred Heart in Norfolk; St. Mary in Spencer; St. John the Baptist in Petersburg; St. Patrick in O'Neill; St. Andrew in Bloomfield; and Ss. Peter and Paul in Howells.

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