Thursday, October 7, 2010

Exeter's Gator's Pub Changes Owners and Names

There are new owners of a familiar establishment in Exeter.

John Graham and Rhonda Walford recently purchased Gator’s Pub, in downtown Exeter, from long-time owner Faye Neeman. Faye and her late husband, “Gator,” had owned the bar since 1981.

They plan to keep many of the “Gator’s” traditions including karaoke on Thanksgiving eve. In fact they hope to expand on the tradition and add monthly karaoke after the first of the year. Of course the NASCAR parties that Gator’s was famous for will be continued in February.

One thing that will be changing will be the menu. Graham, the former chef at the York Country Club, as well as the club’s kitchen manager, has lots of culinary plans. “We plan to add steaks to the evening menu along with spaghetti and fettuccine.”

John E’s will add a lunch buffet starting in November and “the menu will expand as I can get in here and
get situated in the kitchen,” said Graham.

Currently John E’s is serving burgers, wings and chicken strips accompanied by fries and onion chips. However, they always have specials and events going on that the post on their Facebook page.

This summer Graham and Walford are looking forward to hosting a bike and car show and shine. The envision opening a beer garden to the north of their building.

Purchasing the bar embodies what the couple has enjoyed about small town living as they have lived in Cordova for the last year, “meeting lots of new people and making friends.”

John E’s plans to celebrate their new business by hosting a grand opening on October 15th featuring a live performance with Shawn Cole. Cole will also be performing at the New Year’s Eve party at John E’s.

Current hours for John E’s are Monday through Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. and Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Second Graders Learn about Famous Artists

Mrs. Weber's second graders learn about famous artists in art class
each week. This week, students learned about an American folk artist,
Edward Hicks. Students had to include a theme of peace and harmony in
their pictures, as Hicks did in his artwork.

Front: Blake Meyer, Clint Oldehoeft
Middle: Olivia Murphy, Jackson Beethe, Nick Wiederspan
Back: Johnathen Ostrand, Summer Auld, Makenna Morgan

Death Notice: Jalani Morgan

 Jalani P. Morgan
Age 6 of  Exeter, Nebraska

Born February 2, 2004
Died Tuesday October 5, 2010 in Friend

He is survived by:
Angel Larimore Exeter, NE
Russell Vassar Exeter, NE
Makenna Morgan Exeter, NE
Cory Vassar Exeter, NE

Services 10:30 a.m. Friday
Officiating is Pastor Hugh Campbell
Farmer & Son Funeral Home
Geneva, Nebraska
No visitation
Memorial fund in Jalani's name has been started at the 1st National Bank in Exeter

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Exeter-Milligan One-Act to present "Mother Knows Best"

The One Act Play Team will be presenting “Mother Knows Best”, a comedy featuring a few familiar nursery rhyme characters, by Geff Moyer this season. Heuer Publishing provides the following synopsis of the play:
“This play presents Mother Goose characters in a whole new light. Little Miss Muffet wants something besides curds and whey to eat, Jack is suffering from a multiple personality disorder, Georgie Porgie won't stop stealing kisses, Mary’s being very contrary, Tom the Piper’s son shows up with his stolen pig, and everyone else is peeved about something. During a mandatory therapy session, counseled by the Good Fairy, it is discovered that the lyrical land of enchantment is getting a better offer from a big competitor, and they are being swayed.”

What will the Good Fairy do to keep the disgruntled characters from jumping ship? The Exeter-Milligan One-Act team invites patrons to find out by attending one of their performances. 

The first presentation of the play will be at the One Act Play Dessert Luncheon on Sunday, November 7th. This event will be co-hosted with the Exeter-Milligan FCCLA. “The dessert luncheon will give the actors an opportunity to perform in front of a live audience before they take the play to competition,” stated Director Jami Ellis, “and it will be a lot of fun for everyone involved—especially with the fantastic deserts provided by the FCCLA. Senior actress, Lindsey Klemm, is very excited about the upcoming performances of the play and adds, “We should have a good play this year because we have a good mix of experienced actors and new talent.” 

After the luncheon, the one-act team will compete on November 17, 2010 at the CRC Tournament and at the District Competition on November 29th and 30th.

Can you identify anyone in this photo?

This photo was found at the United Methodist Church in Exeter.  There was no writing on the photo and we are hoping someone can identify someone in the picture.  Please email in ideas you have to Leesa Bartu

Monday, October 4, 2010

Exeter-Milligan Soccer Results

Congratulations to Exeter-Milligan 4th, 5th and 6th graders for their undefeated soccer season this year.  The team played five games of soccer this fall in Geneva and won each game by a large margin.  Team members are front row from the left, Joey Bartu, Peytan Brandt, Blake Steuben, Hannah Horne, Haylee Sheffield, Colton Bossaller. Back row from the left are Coach Kendra Jansky, Patrick Murphy, Kelsey Bigelow, Trystan Brandt, Samantha Horne, Josie Kresak, Kate Jansky, Johnny Babula and Coach Brian Murphy.  Not pictured is Coach Brady Bristol.

Exeter-Milligan 2nd and 3rd graders had a winning season with a record of 6-2.  They are pictured front row from the left Kayla Geiger, Anna Sluka, Alivia Hartmann, Cammie Harrison and Caitlin Murphy.  Middle row from the left are Makenna Morgan, Jacy Schlueter, Cayden Hartmann, Jaiden Papik, Ty Underwood, Max Zeleny and Caleb Horne.  Coach Christina Hartmann is in the back row.  Not pictured is coach Zac Hartmann.

Exeter-Milligan Kindergarten and 1st graders had a record of 5 - 3 for their winning season this year.  They are pictured front row from the left Kole Svec, Cade Kresak, Alec Schlueter, Ben Bartu, and Braden Capek.  Top row from the left is Becca Krupicka, Katelyn Babula, Cameran Jansky and Briana Capek.  Not pictured is coach Kendra Jansky.