Saturday, June 23, 2012

Safety Seat Check Coming to Geneva Soon

GENEVA – Area residents will have the chance to find out whether their children are as safe as possible in their child safety seats during an upcoming FREE check-up event. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Blue Valley Community Action-Head Start, 1600 I Street, Geneva.

Appointments are available by calling Katlyn Donovan toll free at Public Health Solutions District Health Department at (888) 310-0565. Drive-up checks without advance appointments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until 4:00 p.m. Statistics show that up to 95 percent of child safety seats are used incorrectly. This free check-up event will help parents and others learn how to make sure their children are as safe as possible while riding in a vehicle.
Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of unintentional deaths for children ages 14 and under. Children ages 4 to 8 who are unrestrained have a 100 percent injury rate in a crash. Nebraska State Law requires that all children up to age 6 be restrained in a child safety seat or belt positioning booster. 

This event is a FREE opportunity to have trained technicians determine if a child is riding as safely as possible or if changes in positioning or seat use could help them to be safer. Those who are planning to have seats checked are asked to allow about 30 minutes per child safety seat. The check itself will take place in your vehicle so participants are asked to arrive at the event with their children in car seats. Participants should also bring their instruction book for the child safety seat and their vehicle owner’s manual, if available.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Exeter Scouts Tour Ethanol Plant

Exeter Pack 218 scouts were guests of the Advanced Bio Energy Ethanol Plant on Wednesday morning.  Plant Maintenance Supervisor Dan Mainwaring showed the scouts the entire cabinet of plans that were used to build the plant and shared with them some plans for a tank that was added recently.  After showing them the plans Mainwaring showed the boys the tank that was built and how the tank matched up to the plans explaining the importance of plans and following the designers specifications.  Mainwaring also talked about different types of engineers and their different roles in building our country.  The Webelos scouts in the pack were working on their Engineering pin.  Above Mainwaring is in the front and behind him at the rear from the left are Boy Scout Den Chief Joey Bartu, Mikey Bartu, not visible is Tiger Cub Josh Meyer, Jackson Beethe, Blake Meyer, Ben Bartu and Clint Oldehoeft.  The scouts also paused for a photo outside the plant.  They are pictured from the left Clint Oldehoeft, Blake Meyer, Joey Bartu, Mikey Bartu, Josh Meyer, Jackson Beethe and Ben Bartu.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Exeter Boys Attend Boy Scout Camp

Troop 270 arrived safely at Camp Cornhusker in the southeast corner of the state on Sunday.  Members of the troop attending summer camp are front row from the left Micah Noel, Terry Schellhorn, Seth Noel, and Joey Bartu.  Back row from the left are Scoutmaster Craig Cassel, Devin Lott, Assistant Scoutmaster Brandon Yoder, Liam Noel, Broc Mueller and Committee Chair Cynthia Cassel.  The troop will spend the week at Camp Cornhusker and attend Merit Badge classes, swim in the lake and the pool and the highlight for many is the banana relay on Friday evening before the final campfire and skit performances. They will return to Friend on Saturday.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Exeter Public Library Holds Summer Reading Program

Exeter Public Library has begun their summer reading program “Dream Big Read.”  The program meets on Fridays during June for Kindergarten through third graders.  There was a special preschool program on Friday, June 15th.  Participants have been reading books, doing crafts and playing games at each session.  At the end of the meeting they can check out books and movies.  

Jolene Vossler works on her nighttime starry sky craft at the Exeter Public Library Summer Reading program.

Summer Reading Program participants clockwise from the left Ben Bartu, Christopher Kelch, Alec Schlueter, Emma Olsen, and Troy Kallhoff listen as Librarian Nina Bartu reads them a book.

Emma Olsen, left, and Troy Kallhoff, right, work on cutting out their wishing wells at Exeter Public Library’s Summer Reading program.

After reading the book “Sausages” by Jessica Souhami which tells the story of a woodcutter who squanders his wishes on sausages that end up on his nose the participants at the Exeter Public Library Summer Reading Program played pin the sausage on the face.  Troy Kallhoff waits in anticipation as Emma Olsen places her sausage on the woodcutters face while Librarian Nina Bartu watches.