A farewell reception to take place July 10 at the Grand Theater in honor of Shelley Becker has now been canceled. She will be moving this week and therefore could not attend the reception. There are no plans to reschedule.
Hooves & Paws Rescue, Inc., has two major fundraising events coming up and would like to invite the public to join them and help raise much needed funds for the horses and dogs that need a place to call home until adoption is possible.
The Hooves & Paws Rescue, Inc., Swing For The Animals Annual Golf Tourna-ment will take place at Tregaron Golf Course, 13909 Glengarry Circle, in Bellevue, Neb., Sunday, Aug. 12, with a Shotgun Start at 8 a.m.
Stew and Renae Harberts have been elected as the 2012 Essex Labor Day Grand Marshals.
Stew was an owner and operator of the Essex Elevator for 35 years until selling to Green Plains Renewable Energy and United Farmers Mercantile in 2008.
Renae has been an Essex Elementary resource teacher for 16 years. She retired this year.
Their three children graduated from Essex, and Stew and Renae have been involved in school activities over the years.
They are members of St. John's Lutheran Church and the Essex American Legion and Auxiliary.