Exeter-Milligan fourth graders recently participated in the 4-H School Enrichment Geocaching activity. 14 students in Susan Wait’s fourth grade class used global satellite technology to search for hidden caches on and around the school grounds in Milligan. Lyndsey Pohlmeier, Extension Assistant taught students about longitude and latitude, the uses of GPS, and geocaching as a hobbie. Fourth graders learned to mark and find waypoints using hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS) units provided by the Fillmore County Extension Office.
Recently, two 4-H community service projects were completed in Fillmore County.
As part of the Barn Quilts of Fillmore County project, 4-H’ers selected, painted and constructed an 8’x8’ quilt block. The quilt block, an adaptation of a clover quilt block, was recently hung on the grandstand at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds. Over the past year, 14 volunteers put in over 35 hours prepping and hanging the quilt block. Fillmore Central FFA members provided the strength to hang the 125 pound quilt block. The quilt block can be seen from K street and will remain on display for years to come. The 4-H quilt block is sponsored by the Fillmore County Agricultural Society and the Fillmore County 4-H Council.
Fillmore County Farm Service Agency and Fillmore County 4-H have teamed up to plant a community garden. Local FFA Chapters and other organizations interested in participating are welcome. A small crop of popular vegetables was planted by 4-H’ers on May 9, west of the FSA office. Produce will be donated to those in need and the Meals on Wheels program. FSA and 4-H will be caring for the garden throughout the summer.
Exeter Care Center hosted an afternoon tea for all who volunteered at their facility in this last year. Members of many of the local woman's groups were present to be thanked and enjoyed a gift of flower seeds as well as a beautiful tea.
The group was enteretained by the Exeter-Milligan kindergarten, first and second graders who presented their music program from their spring concert and then sang several numbers that were very familiar to the crowd including "Apples and Bananas" and "Down by the Bay."
Jerry Boeck, a sales agent with Pioneer Hi-Bred, has donated $400 to the Exeter-Milligan FFA program. Boeck was awarded this scholarship money by Pioneer for his dedication to customer-focused activities throughout the year.
Exeter-Milligan Superintendent Paul Sheffield was recently recognized at the 83rd Nebraska State FFA Convention with a Honorary State Degree. Sheffield was honored as an individual who has rendered outstanding service to the agricultural education-FFA program
Congratulations to the Exeter-Milligan State Track Meet Qualifiers. They are:Heather Pribyl -1600 Meter Run & 800 Meter Run, Jennifer Pribyl -800 Meter Run, Austin Stride -100, 200 and 400 Meter Dash, Nolan White – Discus, Relay 4 x 800 and 4 x 400: Heather Pribyl, Taylor Erdkamp, Alicia Bigelow and Jennifer Pribyl
Exeter American Legion Auxiliary Unit 218 will be represented at the 2011 Cornhusker Girls State by Claire White.