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      NBC25 says goodbye to morning anchor Elizabeth MacFarland

      After six years with NBC25, Elizabeth MacFarland is leaving.

      She wrapped up her career with the station today with a look back at her past and a well-wishes to her future.

      Surrounded by her morning show team and some of her favorite guests of the show, she said good-bye.

      "I have worked with nine news anchors in my career. None of them worked as hard or made me laugh as much as her, " said Joel Feick, her co-anchor on NBC25 Today.

      News Director Mike Schram said, "Elizabeth was a leader in the newsroom. While I am excited for her personally and for the next step in her career, I will miss her tireless efforts to bring the news to Mid-Michigan every morning."

      Elizabeth MacFarland, before leaving, had this to say, "I grew up in mid-Michigan, and being able to report the news in my home area over the last six years has been such an unforgettable experience. I will miss the hustle and bustle of daily news, live television and the sense of urgency it gave me everyday. I want to especially thank all of you who allowed me to tell your story while I was here. I covered many day-to-day stories, but the stories most near and dear to my heart are the stories that made people at home smile a little, laugh a lot or shed a tear.

      On that note, I've always said, if I ever step away from the airwaves, I would have to work for an organization that helps people. Working with the non-profit organization, Wellspring Lutheran Services, will allow me to do that. It's an organization that services seniors, families and children. Working with Wellspring Lutheran Services will allow me to help people I have always felt passionate about. "