Saturday, October 31, 2015

Exeter-Milligan Update: FCCLA Trick or Treat So Others May Eat

Exeter-Milligan FCCLA Annual "Trick or Treat so Others May Eat"  Food Drive was held on Saturday, Oct. 24th.  Ten FCCLA members collected 654# of non-perishable food items in the communities of Exeter and Milligan.  Thank you to the communities for their generosity.  Blue Valley Food Pantry was very appreciative of the donations as their pantry shelves were running low.  This annual event allows both communities the opportunity to provide food for some of our own residents. 
Also helping were, Mrs. Karla Sheffield who assisted as a van driver for the event and Mr. Lindley Schlueter, who helped with the delivery of the food items to the food pantry.

Members names in photo: 
Front L to R:  Brianna Beatham, Cammie Harrison, Karoline Knudsen, Jaiden Papik.  Back L to R:  Katie Skinner, Katie Mounce, Kaitlyn Vavra, Hanna Klose, Macy Due, Caitlin Murphy.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Exeter-Milligan Tops the Sterling Jets

 Luzum #7 carriers the ball with #20 Sean Maxson blocking.
 Luzum carries again making a first down.

 Sterling's defense was tough but Sam Zeleny #3 found the end zone anyway.  Two of E-M's touchdown's were called back for penalties.
 Luzum carries the ball and below Kirby Soukup, Maxson and Spencer Papik go after the Sterling ball carrier.
The Timberwolves won the defensive battle with #15 ranked Sterling 42-6.  Sterling scored late in the fourth quarter.  The Timberwolves #96 Jack Dinneen blocked a punt which was recovered by #48 Cameron White for a Timberwolf touchdown.  After the first half the score was 14-0 with the Twolves tacking on 14 more in the third quarter.  The Timberwolves really found their rhythm in the second half adding 14 more in the fourth quarter to cap off the win. Sam Zeleny caught two interceptions on the night.  The Timberwolves will meet Kennesaw on Wednesday in Milligan.

Exeter-Milligan Sub-District Volleyball

Exeter-Milligan(#1) will meet #4 Dorchester in sub-district volleyball at Fillmore Central High School on Monday, November 2 at 5 p.m.  Winner of that match will play the winner of Hampton vs. Meridian.  Go Timberwolves!

Exeter-Milligan Welcomes Giovanni Tadini

The Exeter-Milligan community has welcomed Giovanni Tadini as a foreign exchange student this year.

Tadini, from Bergamo, Italy in the northern part of the country, is thoroughly enjoying the good life in Nebraska.  His host family is Dwayne and Cheryl Luzum and he spends a lot of time with their grandson Trevor Luzum, a junior at Exeter-Milligan.

He and Trevor have bonded, “He is like my brother.  His twin, Hailey, she is close too, but a little shy.  Trevor’s parents are great, too.”

The Luzum’s outfitted their basement for Tadini and Trevor.  He was thrilled with his new “home.”
Tadini decided to give the foreign exchange student experience a try, “I wanted and to know and view another culture.  My life in Italy was ok, but I wanted a new experience and language. I wanted to improve my English.“

Tadini had lots of English classes in his schooling but it was “scholar English.  In the summer we can go to England for one month to practice our English which helps but I think for my future and to work anywhere in the world you need to learn English.”

So far, Tadini is enjoying the freedom that America offers.  In Italy he drives a motorbike but he just recently got his learner’s permit to be able to drive a car.  

Part of the appeal  for Tadini is the difference in amount of time he is spending studying.  “In general I study a lot in Italy.  Here I can work in school and have some homework but I get to do sports here.  It is like a big family here.  It is completely different and better.”

He has joined the Exeter-Milligan football team this year and is really enjoying the opportunity.  So far, during the regular season he has had  few opportunities to play.   “Coach Filipi is very kind to let me play with these guys.  I like football. At home I try to swim three or four times a month. I don’t have time because I have to study all the time.”

While he isn’t missing his school work, he does miss his family and friends. So far he isn’t missing the food at home, either.  “I can find what I want here. They have pasta at the grocery store.  Part of the experience is trying the food.”

So far the most unusual item he has tried is a Runza  and he liked it.

Tadini plans to try all of the sports at Exeter-Milligan.  He is enjoying the challenges in America, “I am learning about life and about being far from home.  I am having to learn how to live with this family because it’s not my family.”

He will have a lot of decisions to make when he returns to Italy.  “Next year I have to choose which direction I want to go to in the future.  It will be my fifth year of high school and I have to choose what I want to do.  I am not sure as there are a lot of question marks about my future.  Maybe I will be a doctor like my dad or go work on the farm that my family owns and my mom manages or maybe be an engineer.”

So far the Nebraska experience has been wonderful for Tadini.  He is enjoying his host family, “I think I am very lucky they are very kind. “

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween Story Hour

Halloween is drawing near, and the Exeter Public Library is celebrating! Two Halloween story hours are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 31 at the library. A session for ghouls grades preschool-kindergarten will be held at 2 p.m. Goblins in grades 1st-3rd are invited to come the later the same day (Saturday) at 4 p.m. We will read a story, have a special Halloween snack, and do a spook-tacular craft! Costumes are encouraged!

Exeter-Milligan Update: Blanket Making

As part of 4-H in the classroom, Allion Brahm’s sixth grade class at Exeter-Milligan completed their service project this past week. They helped two residents in the community clean up their yards, as well as, picking up sticks and trash at the ballfield in Milligan. They also made a tie blanket, decorated cookies and delivered them to members of the Milligan community. 


Kneeling – Ben Bartu and Braden Capek
Standing: Christopher Kelch, Cameran Jansky, Briana Capek, Kole Svec, Alec Schlueter (partially hidden), Katelyn Babula, Kiah Songster, Emma Olsen, Peyton Pribyl, Wesley Ronne, Casey Underwood and Madison Luzum

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Exeter-Milligan Playoff Game on 1370 AM

Exeter-Milligan will meet the Sterling Jets on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. in Milligan.  If you can't make it to the game it will be broadcast on 1370 AM KAWL and you can also listen online at KAWL

T-shirt orders are due today at 3:30.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Exeter-Milligan Update: FCCLA Attends District #4 Leadership Conference

Exeter-Milligan FCCLA Attends District #4 Leadership Conference.                            
FCCLA District Leadership Conference
October 7th, 2015 – Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) brought student leaders, members and advisers to Central Community College in Hastings, Nebraska October 7th to participate in its annual District Leadership Conference.  Approximately 350 FCCLA members from District #4 were in attendance.  
The Exeter-Milligan’s 27 FCCLA members and adviser, Mary Lou Vossler, who served as District #4 Adviser were in attendance.  Representing Exeter-Milligan as District Secretary was Samantha Horne.  
The conference provided opportunities for students and advisers to come together for fun and to listen to inspiring speakers, as well as to expand leadership skills, sharpen talents and explore career pathways. The theme of this year’s conference was “Turn It Inside Out With FCCLA” and attendees were challenged to explore the fitness of body, mind and spirit that is a product of healthy attitudes and habits; and to pursue this whole health through the conference’s great learning and networking opportunities.
In addition to the many learning and networking experiences offered at the conference, Milt and Janet Bemis addressed the conference delegates as the keynote speakers. Their presentation, "I wonder if we could...?" A question asked by a grieving mother after realizing that her handsome two and a half year old son was no longer alive as they knew him. The Bemis’s traveled back 31 years in their keynote presentation and told delegates of how they started a historical medical procedure that helped change the world of infant liver transplants. Direct TV's "Hometown Heroes" host Joan Lunden described this tragic moment that turns into one of the great transplant stories of our time and meet the parents who made that decision.
The afternoon keynote featured Sydney Olson, who currently is a senior at Concordia University, majoring in Biology and Pre-Med with a Chemistry minor grew up in Sutton, Nebraska. Her afternoon keynote session discussed alopecia and what it means to have no hair and to be different in our society. Sydney focused on the unique “quirks” we all have and how important it is to understand each other’s unique story of life.
Break-out sessions with the State Women’s Correctional Facility on “Choices”, ARC of Central NE, Juvenile Probation, State Officer and PEER Ed Officer presentations, Country Swing Dancing, Textile Investigation, Touring of the Hospitality and Culinary Art Department of CCC- Hastings, Distracted Driving were also highlighted the afternoon.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA has nearly 175,000 members and more than 5,200 chapters from 49 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than ten million youth since its founding in 1945.
FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only career and technical in-school student organization with the family as its central focus. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities.

Photo attached - The Exeter-Milligan FCCLA Chapter