Saturday, December 11, 2010

Exeter Sign Featured in Rural Electric Magazine

Don't toss that copy of Rural Electric Nebraskan before taking a closer look on page 6.  The Exeter neon sign was featured in three photos published in the magazine.  The magazine will be archived and be available for viewing online hopefully soon.

Click here to get to the page for the archived magazine (you want the December issue)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Exeter-Milligan Elementary Program - "Shape Up Santa"

Santa got stuck. There was no two ways about it. The Exeter-Milligan Elementary students told the story of his unfortunate incident but the aftermath of the event was even more unfortunate.
After that fateful evening, Mrs. Claus and the elves had begun to chart Santa's weight. As Christmas approached, Mrs. Claus checked the chart only to find that Santa had gained weight, not lost it.
Sharing in part of the blame were some of Santa's elves who revealed some of his hiding spots for his favorite goodies, in the toys, and even under his hat.
Mrs. Claus decided that something had to be done and decided to enlist the assistance of Betty Body's Health Haven.  Santa enrolled himself in Betty's program but was still supplied with his favorite junk food by his head elf Hughie.
Once discovered Santa is kicked out of the health haven but when he returns home he, with the help of the pizza delivery person discovers that the odds of him getting stuck again are slim to none, and he really likes all the junk food too much to ever be slim.
Exeter-Milligan Elementary students presented the musical to family and friends Tuesday evening in their annual performance. Santa was played by Trystan Brandt with Samantha Horne as Mrs. Claus. Hughie, the head elf was played by Trevor Luzum with Joan Strate playing Betty Body. The rest of the sixth grade class played elves and other assorted rolls.
To start the evening, the Exeter-Milligan fifth and sixth grade band played three classical Christmas tunes, followed by the fourth graders on their recorders.  The kindergarten, first and second graders all had their chance to perform individually and as a group.  The third, fourth and fifth graders participated in the musical provided back up music and full cast numbers.
After the evenings entertainment the attendees were welcomed to a Christmas tea in the cafeteria.
 Exeter-Milligan Kindergarten, First and Second grade classes.

 Exeter-Milligan sixth grade girls and Mrs. Santa.

 Exeter-Milligan third and fourth graders performing "Fit as a Fiddle."

 Mrs. Santa discovers that Santa has not broken his bad eating habits.

 Exeter-Milligan fifth graders Shape up with Santa.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Exeter Scouts attend National Treasure Event

 Exeter Webelos Scout Eric Olsen and his dad, Kent, wait in line for pizza at the National Treasure Event at the Nebraska History Museum.

 Friend Boy Scout Liam Noel (left) and Webelos Scout Seth Noel listen to Friend Webelos Den Leader and Assistant Scoutmaster Cynthia Cassel describe about hides and furs at the Nebraska History Museum.

 Webelos Scouts Joey Bartu (left) and Travis Gilliam look for clues while Tiger Cub Ben Bartu points the way.

Carol Capek, far left, watches her children, Tiger Cub Braden Capek and his sister Briana Capek mold clay into pots at the Nebraska Treasure event.

One night in two museums clues and crafts were plentiful in Lincoln.  With close to 600 cub scouts attending the Nebraska History Museum and the Lincoln Children's Museum were overrun Friday evening.

The Cornhusker Council of the Boy Scouts of America planned and sponsored the two museum event billed as the Nebraska Treasure.  The scouts were given a guidebook at the door depending on their age. Siblings and parents also attended to help search for the clues hidden throughout the two museums.

It was all about decoding during the evening.  The scouts had to break the codes found in the clues they were given by finding the museum displays where the clues were hidden.  Each floor of the museum had a different type of code to break. Along with the codes there were crafts and activities for the scouts and siblings to complete.

After the scouts "broke" the codes and discovered the password they progressed to receive a sticker that held part of the final clue. As the scouts headed to the Children's Museum they learned about Braille, cryptography and secret messages hidden in disappearing ink.

Once the scouts had all four stickers they discovered the final clues: Nebraska History Museum, Seek the Arrow, Chief Akela and First Floor.  They were able to attend a brief presentation by the Golden Sun Lodge of the Order of the Arrow and learn more about Boy Scouts.

Seven Exeter scouts attended the event with their parents and leaders.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Exeter Scout Pack 218 tours Fire Hall

 Exeter Fire and Rescue Department member Mark Beethe gave the Exeter Pack 218 Cub Scouts a tour of the Exeter Fire Hall Monday night.Pictured left to right are Tiger Cubs Ben Bartu, Braden Capek, Alec Schlueter, Wolf Cub Jackson Beethe, Mark Beethe, Trystan Brandt, Webelos Peytan Brandt and Joey Bartu.

 Beethe showed the scouts all of the gear the firemen wear in a fire.

 Beethe explained to the scouts that if they are ever in a fire and see someone wearing all of the equipment that they won't be able to understand the fireman but they should do what he says.

 Webelos Scout Peytan Brandt tests the weight of an air tank while Fireman Mark Beethe looks on.

 Tiger Cub Alec Schlueter proudly stands in front of his dad, Lin Schlueter's, locker at the Fire Hall.

The Exeter Cub Scouts got an indepth look at all of the fire equipment as well as lots of safety tips during the tour of the Exeter Fire Hall.

Exeter Cub Scouts got a tour of all of the fire and rescue equipment from Fire and Rescue Department member Mark Beethe on Monday evening.

The scouts started the evening asking Beethe a few questions about his training and his experience in the fire department. Beethe explained the many hours he spent training and testing to receive his EMT certification.

The scouts wanted to know about the worst fire he had experienced and if he had ever been frightened. After answering their questions Beethe led the scouts to the rescue unit. The boys were able to get inside the unit as Beethe explained how the calls are answered and how the patients are transported. 

From there the group toured the attack truck. Beethe donned his fire garb and then brought out a tank and a mask for the boys to see.  He modeled the equipment and showed how the mask garbled his words encouraging the boys to make sure they follow the direction of a fireman if they are ever in a fire - "he's not an alien," said Beethe.  In other words they shouldn't be afraid of the strange voice and the scary mask if they are in a fire.

Beethe showed the boys the jaws of life and some of the other equipment the department uses on their calls.  Next the boys moved on to the two large fire trucks.  Beethe showed them the trucks inside and out, noting the water canon on the large truck and he also showed the boys how the side tank comes out on the tanker truck to provide extra water capacity onsite.

After taking a group photo, the boys thanked Beethe for the informative night.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Exeter-Milligan Students Chosen

The Exeter Milligan Team recently competed at the District level.

Congratulations to Linsey Klemm, Jameson Trauger, Mariah Ruhl, Amanda Dinneen and Deidre Stevens who received acting awards.

Congratualations to D2-3 All District Football Players:

First Team Offense; Nolan White -E; Zach Jensen -QB
Second Team Offense: Landon Rhodes and Jacob Wilkins- L; Cody Soukup- E; James Sluka - RM
Honorable Mention Offense: Tyler Manning
Second Team Defense: Landon Rhodes and Robbie Androyna- L; Zach Jensen - LB/DB
Honorable Mention Defense: Nathan Bigelow

Exeter Kids Enjoy Halloween Story Hour Exeter Halloween Story featured the story of Spookley who was a square pumpkin. The kids listened to Spookley story, made Spookley snacks and made paper Spookley's. Pictured is Exeter Librarian Nina Bartu with from the right Caitlin Murphy, Ben Bartu and Jaiden Papik.

In addition to fun stories, crafts and treats the Halloween Story Hour participants enjoyed games like an eyeball relay and balloon race.  Pictured with the eyeball relay are from the left in the lead Ben Bartu, Jaiden Papik and Caitlin Murphy.

Exeter Halloween Story featured the story of Spookley who was a square pumpkin.  The kids listened to Spookley story, made Spookley snacks and made paper Spookley's.  Pictured is Exeter Librarian Nina Bartu with from the right Caitlin Murphy, Ben Bartu and Jaiden Papik.

Pictured with their square Spookley paper pumpkins are from left Jaiden "the witch" Papik, Ben "John Deere Tractor" Bartu and Caitlin "Dancer" Murphy.

UCC Women Hold Annual Bake Sale

 Joannie Manning (far left) and Diane Hanson visit at the UCC Women Bake Sale Saturday morning. You have to arrive at 9 a.m. sharp or you will miss the goodies.

 The ladies visited while enjoying refreshments Saturday morning at the UCC Church.

Pat Becker purchases some raffle tickets from Lois Ann Kuska for a beautiful quilt and a nativity scene afghan. The quilt was won by Pastor Ginny Adams and the afghan was won by Hope Androyna.