Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Exeter Care Center Releases Balloons In Memory

Monday afternoon a group gathered at the Exeter Care Center to remember those they lost this year. Residents, staff and family members gathered outside the center and each held balloons representing those who had lost their lives last year while residents at the Care Center. Lots of other balloons were let go as the residents each held several in memory of the eight who lost their lives last year. Adminstrator Melanie Ruhl read the names of those who they lost last year and then read a poem that recalled the ways those lost will be remembered throughout the year.

Exeter-Milligan Kindergarten Graduation

The Class of 2021 are pictured in the front row starting from the left are Cammie Harrison, Johnathen Ostrand, Georgia Meyer, Nickalous Wiederspan, Jaiden Papik. Second row from the left are Casey Jindra , Christopher Kelch, Jackson Beethe, Makenna Morgan, Clint Oldehoeft and Brock Stueben.

The Exeter-Milligan Kindergarten class held their graduation on Wednesday, May 20th at 2:30 p.m. The students wore blue caps and walked into "Pomp and Circumstance." They welcomed the crowd by performing "Little Blue Truck." Elementary Principal Mrs. Poppert awarded perfect attendance certificates to three students and then Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Kassik read the achievements of each student. Mrs. Poppert handed them their packet of certificates and then helped them put the graduation medals around their neck.

The students performed "If You're Happy and You Know" and moved their tassels over as the shouted "First Grade." Parents, family and friends were invited back to the Kindergarten classroom for cookies and punch. More pictures are available in a slideshow on the sidebar.

Pool Getting Closer, But Not Ready Yet

The pool entry ladders are installed.

A view of the bathhouse from the southwest corner.

Sinks and mirrors in the boys bathroom.

Fixtures are installed in the family bathroom.

The new overhead rolling door is installed.

The bathhouse is getting much of the focus this week as fixtures are placed and wiring is worked on. Part of the pool contract was the painting of the pool. It has been primed and the epoxy coat is being applied. The strong winds this week have been challenging. The pump contractor continues to work on the equipment. The ladders are installed as are the poles for the new shades.

Monday, May 18, 2009

New trees are planted at the Exeter Cemetery

From the left, Brian Moor, Joe Dinneen (on tractor) and Mitch Schlegelmilch move a new tree to its appointed location.

The Exeter Cemetery Board along with plenty of volunteers spent Friday afternoon planting a variety of 23 new trees in planned locations throughout the cemetery.

The trees arrived in the afternoon and holes were drilled by Ed Mark in the exact specified locations. Each tree was planted according to the plan and the directions were carefully followed.

The volunteers worked until after 7 p.m. to finish planting, staking, fertilizing and watering each of the trees. More volunteers are needed to commit to watering the trees and helping to remove the dead and dying trees. Contact JoDee Mika at 421 North River Ave, Exeter, NE 68351 or Barry Murphy at 266-4161. Donations are also welcome.

See the slideshow for more pictures of the event.