Sunday, May 26, 2019

Exeter- Milligan FCCLA members attend FCCLA State Leadership Conference, Caitlin Murphy elected State Officer.

L-R: Kayla Geiger, Daisy Kanode, Caitlin Murphy, Anna Sluka and Jaiden Papik

by Mary Lou Vossler, E-M FACS Instructor and FCCLA Advisor

Exeter-Milligan FCCLA Officers attended Nebraska FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Lincoln on April 7-9th.  Approximately 1,200 FCCLA members from across the state of Nebraska were in attendance.  The conference opened with State Officer Candidates introducing themselves.  Caitlin Murphy was one of the State Officer Candidates.  The evening keynote speaker was Logan Weber. 

Logan Weber shared that even organizations have "Goliaths", barriers, challenges and obstacles blocking the path to their goals.  Rather than running from them in fear, or behaving as they don't exist, the most successful among us have used one secret to rise above every challenge and it is available to all of us, to shift our vision from the obstacles to the rewards awaiting us in the future.
EMHS FCCLA officers were able to tour Hudl and Memorial Stadium.  District Officer meetings were held, along with networking with FCCLA members from across the state of Nebraska.  EMHS Officers attending were:  President: Caitlin Murphy, Vice President:  Daisy Kanode, Sec/Treasurer: Anna Sluka, PR/Historian:  Kayla Geiger and District Officer:  Jaiden Papik.
Caitlin Murphy competed in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) with a Leadership Project entitled " Learning to Lead", which focus' on using the planning process to create an portfolio to complete a leadership profile and employability skills checklist, competencies inventory analysis and summaries, 3 observers leadership competencies inventory and summaries, writing an admirable leadership summary and developing a leadership plan.  The portfolio also included an outside perspective reflection and leadership reflection.  Caitlin was awarded a gold medal and was NE State Runner Up. She will represent NE FCCLA and EMHS FCCLA at National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA. on June 28 - July 4. 
Caitlin also was a State Officer Candidate.  Through this process she had a detailed application, interview with State Department representative and FCCLA Board of Directors members, competed a FCCLA knowledge exam, prepared an introduction for the opening ceremony and was observed in leadership and team building activities with other candidates. The last component was a 3 minute speech on a given topic in front of the voting delegates and advisers.  Caitlin was elected NE FCCLA Vice-President of Competitive Events and will represent NE FCCLA at National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA.  along with 7 other elected officers.  Congratulations Caitlin.  

Friday, May 24, 2019

Exeter-Milligan Eighth Grade Graduates

The eighth grade class at Exeter-Milligan was also honored during graduation.  Pictured from the left are: Marcus Krupicka, Olivea Swanson, Chase Vnoucek, Sophia Gilliam, Gabe Jindra, Josie Kanode, Case Kresak, Jasmine Turrubiates, Daysan Staskal

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Exeter Village Board Meets with short agenda

The Exeter Village Board met on Wednesday May 8th with a very short agenda.
The board approved the minutes and invoices and then opened the issue of painting the parking lines downtown.
Board member Justin Harre noted that one downtown business owner recommended “we do what they do in Milligan.  Just make short stubby lines about five feet long.  I don’t think we need the lines all the way out.”
Chairman Alan Michl added,” I agree there needs to be some kind of line.  If you don’t put something  they won’t get the angle right.  The less we paint the better.”
After further discussion the board decided to paint lines in the downtown area as well as around the post office but did not specify a length of the lines.  They asked Village Maintenance Supervisor John Mueller to check on a cost for painting the lines.
Mueller reported that the pool painting was completed.  He added that new lights in the office and the library were installed. He received one bid for the fire hall cement.  Michl explained that the driveway cement at the fire hall would be replaced in stages and the sidewalks would also be replaced.  The area around the fire department sign would also be encased in cement.
The board discussed some issues with the ball shack not being left clean and controlling access to the concession area and storage.
Clerk Becky Erdkamp  gave her report to the board.  She noted that sales tax for February was $8044.34  and Keno for March was $487.32.
Clerk Erdkamp reported that one resident is not happy with the grass that was planted  during the street construction. Harre was also contacted by the resident.  Another resident left a photo of the buckets of the stakes they had pulled out with the mesh that held the grass down.  Michl has forwarded the complaints to JEO.
The board held a discussion on the Storybook park cleanup as Lynette has requested some assistance.
Pool Manager Katie Mounce has scheduled a meeting with the pool employees for May 23 to review duties, cleaning and concessions.
The board set the next meeting set for Wednesday,  June 5.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Exeter-Miligan Graduation 2019

Spencer Pribyl (left) gets some help from Matt Nicholas adjusting his graduation robe and stoll.

Below - Denice Kovanda (right) helps Kate Jansky get all of her medals and stolls on just right before Exeter-Milligan’s graduation on Saturday.

Trever Zelenka, middle gets a lesson in the proper acceptance of the diploma from Matt Nicholas (right) while Spencer Pribyl (middle right) and Blake Steuben (left) watch.

Exeter-Milligan held their graduation ceremony on the afternoon of Saturday, May 11 .  Pictured are the graduates: seated, from the left:  Josie Kresak, Katherine White, Kate Jansky and Macy Due.  Behind, from the left: Theron Odvody, Johnny Babula, James Becker, Peytan Brandt, Trever Zelenak, Spencer Pribyl, Colton Bossaller, Joel Klemm, Mitchell Manning, Blake Steuben.