Friday, January 22, 2010

Exeter School News

Exeter-Milligan First Grade Class

The Exeter-Milligan 1st graders are preparing for the 100th
day of school on February 3. Everyone is writing to 1000. We are also making a train of 100 books or more that we have read from January 18 to February 3. We are learning poems and songs about 100. The 1st graders are making a 100 square paper quilt using their 1st, middle and last names for quilt blocks.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Exeter School News

7th Grade FCS students learning sewing skills by sewing on
paper to demonstrate hand/eye coordination and accuracy.

Foods/Nutrition students getting their vegetables prepped
for their soup lab.

FCCLA members enjoying the Wii competiton that was held to
support a FCCLA STAR project of "We Get Fit With Wii".

Family and Consumer Science News

Adult Living/Personal Finance- The students are
investigation relationships. Throughout this chapter of
study, the students have taken a look at the four
different levels of friendship and personally identified
examples of these friendships in their own lives,
described what qualities they would seek in a friend and are
now taking a look at ways that friendships help them
grow personally, how to develop a close friendship,
positive and negative peer pressure, factors that affect
family relationships and probably the most important one
ways to improve parent-teen relationships.

The students are using their knowledge of management to
plan a trip. While planning this trip, they will keep
track of the four resource areas that they used:
material, community, human and natural. They must stay
within their selected budget, have up to 7 days to enjoy
their trip, keep track of all expenses, record their
daily agenda, write checks for their expenses and calculate
their on going money that is available. During their
planned trip, they must visit a natural wonder of their
choice, visit a historical site and also brainstorm an
alternative for each. They will be responsible for
keeping a trip diary and reflecting upon their choices. To
conclude this project, each student will create a visual
to show their selections, and how they used their
budgeted funds.


A new semester brings in a new class. Students are
finding out lots of new things about themselves as well
as their classmates. Through several different projects,
the students are able to express their likes, dislikes,
values, dreams, goals, etc. The project they are
working on now is called "Who Are You?" This project is a
combination of displaying several items. A shoe box or
large manila envelope is used as the vessel. On the
outside of it they are to display 10 things we may be
aware of them, 2 things about themselves personally,
hobbies and activities they enjoy, school highlights and
2 items about their family. This could be done in words,
phrases or photos. On the inside the include 10 things
we might not know about them but are willing to share, 2
items about their personality, 2 quotes that mean a lot
to them, values in their life, good qualities about
their themselves and abilities and 2 things that make them
laugh either being jokes or stories. They will then do a
presentation to their classmates.

FCS 7-

Can you hear the sewing machines humming? Students are
learning hand/eye coordination with the sewing machines.
They are now practicing on paper, trying to fine tune
their coordination and trying to be accurate with their
sewing. Pieces for their technology project are cut out
and we will be moving onto that project when they have
completed their driver's test for sewing and completing a
couple of dot to dot activities with the sewing machine.
Look for these projects at the Milligan Grassland Days
in March. Students also will be constructing several
different types of sewing projects from Haan Craft.

Child Development-

>Reality Babies are out and about. The students are
learning about the birth of a baby and we will be having
some guest speakers (new Mommies) to share their
experiences with us. The girls will also be responsible
for asking questions and recording the answers to be
used within a class discussion following the speakers
presentations. We will take a closer look at the various
types of birthing techniques and wrap up the chapter.


Students competed in a buffalo wing competition. The
students enjoy competition but in sports and in the
classroom. Participants selected 4 staff members and
one student body member to be their judges. They were
evaluated for the wings appearance, heat/spice, flavor
and tenderness. The results of this competition were: 1st
place- Stephanie Briske, 2nd- Richard Erdkamp, 3rd place-
Michael Schoop, 4th place- Char Andreasen, 5th place-
Dillon Rischling and 6th place- Taylor Slezak. The
students will be warming up their tummies with the next
lab of soups and stews. Students will be finding yummy
recipes for soups or stews to make and then share with
the student body.


The FCCLA Chapter was finally able to have their holiday
gathering on Monday, 1-18. A night of super nachos, a
holiday movie ( a bit late but still good to view) and Wii
Competition. The members enjoyed getting together for
some fun, food and competition. The Wii competition was
compliment Deidre Stevens STAR project and to bring an
awareness to the members of the easy exercise one can get
through the Wii and have fun doing it.

FCCLA STAR competition will be held on Jan. 27th. Results
will be posted in the weekly bulletin following this
competition and also on the FCCLA section of my webpage
which is located at Click on Mary Lou
Vossler and view the photos of awards, participants and
read the results. Entering projects for STAR 09-10 were:
Kelsey Moore, Becca Vossler- Applied Technology-"Self
Defense", Amanda Dinneen- Health and Wellness- "Be Aware
of the Scare-H1N1", Shauna Meyer- Illustrated Talk- "To
Wear or Not To Wear?", Meredith Emshoff, Liz Murphy- >
Health and Wellness- "Dying For A Tan", Toni Bossaller-
Illustrated Talk-"How Much is That Drink Worth?", Deidre
Stevens- Health and Wellness- "We Get Fit With Wii".
Exeter Milligan FCCLA Chapter were hosts for this event
that was held at the middle school in Davenport. Other
FCCLA Chapters competiting were: Fillmore Central,
Cross County, Superior, Thayer Central, Sutton, and York.
Students will display and present their projects during
FCCLA week at our annual "Super Nachos and STARS Night".

FCCLA will also have cake raffle on Feb. 19. Look for
lots of Pink that night as we will be trying make an
awareness of Breast Cancer.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Pitch Your Business Idea and Win $200

Do you have an idea for a business in Fillmore County? If you do the FCDC wants to hear about it. The FCDC is sponsoring its first Creative Pitch Contest and is offering a $200 prize for the winner. This is not a business plan competition, but a business idea competition. We want you to create a 60 second video that briefly explains your business idea that could work in Fillmore
County, upload it to Youtube and then send the URL address to The top business ideas will be selected. The people who came up with the best business ideas will be invited to show case their idea at the FCDC annual event. Each person’s video will be shown and then the person will have 3-5 minutes to further articulate their idea. A panel of judges will select the top three and the audience will vote to choose the winner from those three. The winner receives $200 provided by the FCDC. The URL address needs to be emailed to the FCDC by January 29, 2010. Any one 16 years or older may enter. Any questions can be directed to Patt Lentfer at 759-4910 or email:
(There must be at least 10 quality entrants for the contest to be held and the prize money given).

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Death Notice: Father John Glaves

Father John J. Glaves Age 82 of Lincoln Died 1-17-10. He was the pastor at Exeter St. Stephens from 1993 - 1998.

Priest Diocese of Lincoln, Member Knights of Columbus, Ordained March 19, 1956

PRECEDED BY: Parents Hugh & Margaret (Legg) Glaves

SERVICES: Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 11:00 A.M. St. Peters Catholic Church 4500 Duxhall Drive

OFFICIANT: The Most Reverend Fabian W. Bruskewitz, D.D., S.T.D. Bishop of Lincoln

VISITATION: Tuesday 12-9 Wednesday 9-9

ROSARY: Wednesday 7:00 P.M. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home 4040 A Street

BURIAL: Lincoln Memorial Park

MEMORIALS: Seminary Burse Fund

Monday, January 18, 2010

Death Notice: Anna Marie Mueller

Anna M. Mueller, age 84, of Exeter, Nebraska died in Exeter on Monday January 18, 2010
Survivors include: Bob & Sharon Mueller, Margaret & Ron Petro and John & Anita Mueller all of Exeter and 6 Grandchildren & 5 Great Grandchildren.

Services will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Exeter, NE conducted by Father Tom Kuffel. Rosary on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Farmer Funeral Home in Exeter.
Visitation from 1 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday at Farmer Funeral Home-Exeter, NE
Memorials to the Family to be designated later

Death Notice: Josephine Biba

Josephine Biba, age 102, of Exeter Nebraska died on Saturday January 16, 2010.
Survivors include foster son Jack Noragen of Worthington, OH and grandaughters Michele Holman & Melinda Duvall, great-granddaughter Berkley Ann Holman.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at Farmer Funeral Home in Exeter, Nebraska
with Pastors Tim & Ginny Adams officiating. Visitation beginning Friday 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Farmer Funeral Home - Exeter, Nebraska