Friday, October 30, 2009

Exeter Avenue Holiday Sampler on Saturday promises lots of great products

Exeter Girl Scouts will be selling lots of goodies at their bake sale table at the Holiday Sampler.

Wilma Cox display some of the handmade items she has prepared for the Holiday Sampler.

Lots of crafters are getting their products ready for the Holiday Sampler in Exeter on Saturday from 9 - 2 at the Exeter Legion in downtown Exeter.

Come see the fantastic items offered for sale and enjoy a homemade Kraut pocket for lunch along with kolaches. This event is sponsored by the Exeter American Legion Auxiliary members.

A list of vendors is below:
Across the Road - Sandra Backstrom (Holiday Wreaths)
Apples N Stuff - Becky Roesler
At Home America - Pam Shively
Jams Jellies Noodles and more - Dorothy Balaban
Beauticontrol makeup - Andrea Armstrong
Wilma Cox - Hand made Sock Monkeys and other items
Beaver Creek Fencing - Becky Stamp Wind spinners
Duel Images photography - Kathy Kahler and Melody Rodriguez
Exeter Chamber of Commerce - Guessing games
Exeter Women's Club -pies and silent raffle
Connie Garrels - Handmade crafts (jewelry, purses, etc.)
Gourmet Goodies - Nick and Jonathan Wiles
Annete Gloystein -Fabric Craft Items and Cookies/Cupcakes
Graphic Design and Custom Scrapbooking - Leesa Bartu
Greg's Market - Catering/Homemade breads
Home Signatures - Kathy Holousi
Hula Hoops - Pam Sackchewsky
Lia Sophia Jewelry - Denese Sudbeck
Little Blue River Personal C Lotions - Elaine Westring
Mary Kay Cosmetics 0 Diane Deepe
Mom's Home and Garden - Paula Hansen
Murphy Productions - Jon Murphy, Video
Nebraska CattleKids - crocks, cutlery Marsha Jorgensen
Sandra Nelson - Little girls purses
On a Whim - Sheila Ekeler
Pampered Chef and Leap of Faith Art Studio 0 Deena Schultz
Patti's Pickles and Salsa - Pat Gartner
Premier Deisgns Jewelry and art - Kim Ruhl
Private Quarters - Paula Asmus
Mary Schlegelmilch - Photographer
Exeter Girl Scouts - Becky Erdkamp and Anita Mueller, leaders
Silpada Designs -Jennifer Delka
Some tin' Special - Kathryn Kirchoff
Sterling Silver/Stained glass jewelry, etc- Carol Sprague
Stampin' Up - Karen Wiles
Tastefully Simple - Sheila Buttrick
Terri's Midwest Massage
Tupperware - Joy Houchin
Usborne Books - Teri Neville
Watkins - Amy Hayek

Exeter-Milligan Team Downs Newman Grove

The Exeter-Milligan football team defeated Newman Grove in the first round of the Class D1 State Playoffs. The score of 30-16 sends Exeter-Milligan will play Emerson Hubbard on Wednesday in the second round of the playoffs.

GO Timberwolves!!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Exeter-Milligan Junior Honored

Mariah Bigelow, Exeter-Milligan Junior, was chosen as a member of the First Team All Conference Team from Southern Nebraska Conference Softball. Bigelow is a member of the Fillmore-Central/Exeter-Milligan Softball team. The team had a record of 20-7 this year. Four other Fillmore Central/Exeter-Milligan team members all from Fillmore Central were also named to All Conference teams.

UNMC Cosmopolitan Mobile Nursing Unit Visits Exeter

On the right side of the table Jeannine Krejci, Irene Brekke and Darlene Becker (hidden) all pony up for a blood draw.

The UNMC Mobile Nursing Unit in downtown Exeter.

On Tuesday, October 27th the Exeter Senior Center will be hosted the UNMC Cosmopolitan Mobile Nursing Unit.

Participants were able to get free screenings for Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose, Body Mass Index and Cholesterol testing, along with Sahara Bone Density tests.

The unit was brought to Exeter by the Lincoln Area Agency on Aging and UNMC.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Junior Fire Patrol Graduation

The 2009 graduates of the Exeter Volunteer Fire Department Junior Fire Patrol Program. Pictured from the left front row Instructor Jacob Miller, Katie Skinner, Haylee Sheffield, Lucy Murphy and Instructor Tammy Sladek. Second row from the left are Instructor and Assistant Fire Chief Ken Strate, Ashley Benorden, Samantha Horne, Trystan Brandt, LaCole Young, Instructor and Assisant Fire Chief Tim Axline, and Junior Fire Patrol Project Chairman, Ed Mark (Joan Strate is not pictured).

Instructor Tammy Sladek review the final exam with the students.

Instructor Jacob Miller helps Trystan Brandt try on bunker gear.

Assistant Fire Chief Ken Strate (left) and Assistant Fire Chief Tim Axline presented the new Junior Fire Marshal Ashley Benorden with her certificate.

The Exeter Volunteer Fire Department hosts a Junior Fire Patrol classes each fall during Fire Safety Month in October. This is the twelfth year that the Exeter Volunteer Fire Department has sponsored the Junior Fire Patrol for area fifth graders. This year there were eight participants.

The fire department puts the program on in the Exeter Fire Hall and the kids participate in four sessions. During the sessions the students plan a fire escape plan individualized to their home, learn about fire hazards in the home, learn burn prevention and first aid, and how to use a fire extinguisher to put out a fire. This year the students had an extensive evening of first aid training with Instructor Hope Androyna.

One of the most important lessons the kids learn is about the damage that arson causes and how to prevent fires inside and outside. Ed Mark is the Chairman of the Junior Fire Patrol project for the Exeter Volunteer Fire Department started the program in 1998 after researching it and putting the program together for the Fire Department to approve. "We wanted to help teach the kids more fire safety so we could save some lives. . .who knows what value it will have in their future lives."

The students have to attend every one of the four sessions and perform each assignment. Some of the assignments include fun, like running the water hoses on the department trucks, while others, like crawling through a room full of artificial smoke, are a much greater challenge.

If the students pass the final written exam, attend all the meetings and complete the other requirements then they become a junior fire marshal of the Exeter Fire Department.

After so many years of watching students take the junior fire patrol course Mark is still amazed at the fifth graders, "Every year they grab the information. The intensity level is amazing. They just want to learn. We have great kids every year."

This is the first year that a former member of the Junior Fire Marshall Patrol has become an instructor. Jacob Miller is a member of the Exeter Volunteer Fire Department and now is sharing what he has learned with these fifth graders.

Mark takes his educational information on the road as he has made it a habit to visit the third grade classroom of his daughter, Shelli Mueller, at St. Joseph's in York. He gives them a fire safety lesson and brings his gear for them to try on. Mark is also willing to share the curriculum he has created with other fire departments at no cost and hopes other departments will take advantage of this early educational opportunity.

Exeter Pack 218 Host Dinner for Their Families

Exeter Pack 218 Scouts performed a lip sync and played instruments they made to entertain their families.

Jane Beethe assists her son Jackson and Travis Gilliam in making the spaghetti sauce.

The Scouts play "Tell It Like It Is" (like the telephone game) before supper is ready.

The Exeter Pack 218 members joined together to make supper for their families Monday evening. The boys chose to make a spaghetti dinner with a ice cream sundae bar for dessert.

After the school the boys met with many of their parents to make the supper at the American Legion home. After they had the meal ready they took some time to practice several skits for the evening along with a special flag ceremony.

After an opening flag ceremony and prayer presented by Eric Olsen the families ate the delicious spaghetti, garlic bread and salad and then enjoyed the boys paper bag puppet lip sync to "We Will Rock You" and "We are the Champions" by Queen. The Bear Scouts played the instruments they had created.

After the performance the families enjoyed the ice cream sundae bar and the boys received some of their popcorn prizes.