Books & Brew Book Club met Tuesday, March 17, at the Community
Library. The book reviewed was "The Ladies Auxiliary" by Tova
Mirvin. There were 5 members present and the book received
mixed reviews. Treats were provided by Rose Brandt and Barb Wilhelm.
The next meeting will be April 21 at 10:00 a.m. and the book to read will
be "Every Last Cuckoo" By Kate Maloy. Please join us if you can!
Continued get well wishes to Dallas Royal, Dwight Kastens,
and Bev Crownover.
News from Bill Henry, Volunteer Coordinator for the Missing in
America Project for Nebraska: "On March 18, 2015, Governor Pete
Ricketts signed into law LB146. This is almost 6 months to the day
that MIAP proposed the law to Nebraska State Senator Sue
Crawford and assistant Kaitlin Reese. LB146 releases liability for
the funeral home if they give the abandoned veteran's remains
to a veteran's organization for disposition and burial." If you would
like to know more about this project, or make a donation, please
contact me at home, 402-828-5705.
Clean Up Day for the Village has been
set for June 20, 2015.
Just a reminder that dog licenses will expire on April 30th. Please
have a current copy of your dog's rabies vaccination when you
renew. The fee is still $5.00.
"Flat Stanley from St. John's Lutheran School at Seward,
Nebraska, was a visitor over the weekend and was granted a
private audience with Unadilla Bill. He made several other
stops in the area.
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
3-25 Leta Steinkuhler, Teresa Liesemeyer
3-26 Michael West, Marie Stubbendeck, Amanda Davis,
3-27 Kim Juilfs, Lindsey Dankleff Miltner, Joel Conradi
3-29 Maisie Hillman
3-31 Arlin Rohlfs
NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO
Friday, 3-26-1915, The Otoe Union:
Charles Howe was elected Chairman of the Village Board and
W.F. Hair was appointed Village Clerk. Cal Zellers, M.R. Stoner,
and John Bassett, Sr., were elected Trustees. "For Sale: One
two-row stalk cutter, in good shape, one Flying Swede 2-row
machine, 1 11-foot oats seeder - Enquire of Carson Davis."
NEWS FROM OUR NEIGHBORS
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FARCE OF NATURE
The final show of the winter season at Kountze Memorial Theatre in Mahoney State Park is "Farce of Nature" by Jones, Hope, and Wooten.
It is a Southern-fried farce depicting one day at the struggling Reel'em Inn fishing lodge where a lone guest is being housed as part of the government's witness protection program. The mobster he's hiding from and his sexy wife, who is quite taken with the lodge owner's son show up. The witness tries to disguise himself and hilarity ensues. An absent-minding gun toting maid, wild animal noises, and run for your life humor keep the show moving. Romance among the couples, some of which is created by hypnotic suggestion, floods the stage and is sure to win you over - hook, line, and sinker.
Show dates: March 13,14,15,20,21,22,27,28,29, April 4,10,11,12
Show times: Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m. Sun. 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8.00 - $10.00
PARK ENTRY PERMIT REQUIRED
Front: Brandy Palatas, Kevin Colbert
Middle: Shari Hoefker, John Bell, Jim Knierim, Scott Seeloff, Brenna Thompson
Back: Stacy White, Betty Colbert
Greenblatt & Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series features championship fiddler/composer, Deborah Greenblatt, in "Fiddle Fables", on Sunday, April 12, at 2:30 PM, in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.
With the help of her fabulous five-string fiddle Deborah Greenblatt explores some of the trials, tribulations, and lessons that fiddlers often have in common. There is advice for the beginner (“It Starts With Your Feet”), advice for the fiddler’s families (“Have Mercy”), for the growing fiddler (“Shopping For a Fiddle Blues”), for the brave fiddler (“I’m Gonna Fiddle In a Contest”), as well as the fiddler who plays the viola (“Out of Fiddle, Out of My Mind”). There are also inspiring stories of real-life fiddlers (“Cactus Pete”), teachers (“Alice Johnson’s Jig”), and students (“Mary Ann the Fiddler”).
The concert will be downstairs, followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and jam with Greenblatt & Seay. Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur, one mile south of Highway 34.
Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and senior citizens, and $1.00 for children. Seating is limited.For more information, write to Greenblatt & Seay, The Old Schoolhouse, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska, 68307, or call 402-275-3221, or e-mail them at
The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990. Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.
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