Saturday, July 6, 2013

Hall Honored at Bloodmobile

Stephanie Mousel, Donor Recruitment Representative for the American Red Cross, holds that certificate that was presented to Doris Hall at the Exeter Bloodmobile for the many years that Doris has coordinated the event.  Hall was also honored with a cake and presented with flowers.

During the American Red Cross Bloodmobile in Exeter on Friday, June 28th Doris Hall was recognized as she retired from close to 25 years of coordinating the event.

Donor Recruitment Representative Stephanie Mousel was on hand to honor  Hall and presented her with a certificate of achievement which noted that Hall has helped collected over 735 units of blood with the American Red Cross.  Both knew that Hall had coordinate the drive to collect more than the certificate listed but some of the records weren’t available. 

Hall has passed her duties on to Barb Jansen who now coordinates along with the continued assistance of Ruth Ekeler.  Hall has enjoyed coordinating the blood drive all these years “It’s the satisfaction of knowing I’m helping people.  After Leonard died (her husband) I started donating blood and that became coordinating and I’ve stayed with it after all these years.  I wasn’t looking for a job a job but it found me.  It does feel good not be in charge anymore.”

Hall noted some changes that occurred on her watch including the coordination of the bloodmobile stops between Exeter and Fairmont.  “It took a lot of effort but we finally got the area churches on board (to serve lunches) and got the Red Cross to coordinate taking turns hosting the bloodmobile between Exeter and Fairmont.”

Hall has always found the community support for the event to be outstanding, “We always have a great turnout and are now even booking appointments for the next bloodmobile in Fairmont.”

The next area Bloodmobile will be in Fairmont on August 23rd.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Another Successful Bloodmobile


First time donor Erica Yound is all smiles as she is prepped to give blood.

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile was held in Exeter on Friday, June 28th.

This month the goal for Exeter was 37 units and there were two important difference makers in helping the group collect 42 pints.  Primarily it was the eight individuals who gave double red units counting for 16 pints.  Second of all it was the two first time donors, Exeter-Milligan incoming seniors Erica Yound and Meredith Emshoff.

Dave Bristol and Meg Becker were presented with four gallon pins by Mousel.  Coordinator Barb Jansen was so thankful for so many who donated, “Thank you to everyone who gave blood and helped with the bloodmobile.  We always need donations of blood but this time of year we are especially in need.”

It takes lots of volunteers to help the bloodmobile happen including unloaders, loaders, escorts, greeters and the UCC church ladies group who made and served the lunch.  Donors also were served some of the cake that was presented to Hall in honor of her years of service to the American Red Cross.

The next area Bloodmobile will be in Fairmont on August 23rd.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Pool TIME!!!

 Mr. Will Kallhoff shows some style as he maneuvers the turtle slide.

 Savannah Horne takes the plunge off the diving board.

 Tyler Due takes a dive off the board while Olivea Swanson watches from the water and Savannah Horne gets ready to follow him.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Underwood Receives Promotion at Generations Bank

The Board of Directors at Generations Bank in Exeter, Nebraska has announced the promotion of Amie Underwood to Loan Officer. 

Underwood has been employed by Generations Bank since 2010.  Underwood who is a native of McCool Junction has more than 12 years of banking experience.  At Generations Bank Underwood will work primarily with residential real estate and consumer loans but will assist with all other types of lending at the bank.  Underwood is a registered Mortgage Loan Originator with the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System.

Underwood is active in the community serving as a 4-H leader.  She has also served as a director for the Exeter Pre-School and on her church council. 

Generations Bank President Alan Emshoff stated “The addition of Underwood to our lending staff will be an asset to the bank.  She has shown that she has the knowledge and the necessary skills to be an effective lender to help the bank continue to grow.”  He said “Her prior banking experience will also help benefit our customers in helping them find the best loan product and bank services to meet their financial needs.”  

Generations Bank established in 1934 is a $35 million community bank owned and managed by people who live in the area.  Generations Bank is a full service bank offering loans to small business and agricultural producers as well as consumers to purchase homes and vehicles.  Generations Bank also offers a full suite of deposit products to consumers, agricultural producers and business.