Thank you so much to these All Fund Drive supporters:
Bev Wilhelm, Chuck Bjork, Ron/Lois Johnson, Clark Hemje,
Anonymous, Warren/Carole Lashley, Jerry Sebek, Janet
Simmons, Darin/Michele Ziemann, Dean/Donna Speth,
Leona Lewis, Dallas/Cheryl Royal, Doug/Dawn Prelle,
Todd/Corinne Zahn, Betty VanAmburg, Dean/Sonya Achen,
Dan's Tire, Robert/Barb Brandt, Countryside Bank,
Mark/Janis Enenbach, Larry Larson, Lois Watermeier,
Cheryl/Robert Doeden, Jack Stilwell, Phil/Glenda
Willnerd, Peggy Leefers, L Z Farms, Susan/Alan
Saathoff, and Ron/Mary Ann Wenninghoff. Your support
for our programs is truly appreciated!
Did you know that since Lincoln's presidency, Thanksgiving
was always celebrated the last Thursday in November?
In 1939 the last Thursday would have been the 30th.
Retail lobbyists campaigned for a change to move it back
a week until the 23rd, fearing a shortened shopping season
would wreak havoc on business coffers. The public didn't
like it because it disrupted vacation plans, football
schedules, and calendar production. Since it wasn't a
federal law, the states could chose which day they wanted.
So, in 1939 and 1940, there was a "Republican's Thanksgiving"
and a "Roosevelt's Thanksgiving" also known as
"Franksgiving". In 1941 Congress passed a law that
officially set the date as the fourth Thursday in November.
(This information was obtained from the General Society
of Mayflower Descendants.)
The Pilgrim Society continues to hold annual Forefather's
Day celebrations in conjunction with its Annual Meeting
on the subsequently corrected landing date of 21 Dec.,
but without a ball since at least 1920. Last year the
speaker was the Commonwealth of Massachusett's
governor, Deval Patrick. The previous year the governor
signed an Executive Order creating a State Commission
to plan the celebration in 2020, which will be the 400th
anniversary of the arrival of the Pilgrims.
Saturday, 11-22, members of the Otoe County
Genealogical Society met at the Resource Room of the
Unadilla Community Center. The work day centered around
the cataloguing and filing of the Otoe County District
Kay Busekist separating and filing court records
Thanks to Betty Buchanan, Louise Vedder,
Loreen Haupt, Mary Hanke, Linda Parde, Betty
Stuckenholz, and Kay Busekist for their good work. A
short business meeting was held, with the finalizing
of upcoming programs and workshops. The workers then
enjoyed a pot luck meal. The officers for 2015
will remain the same.
Leland Carmichael receiving award from Mary Hanke
Four of the OCGS members are also members of the
Mary Katherine Goddard DAR chapter of Omaha. Their
current project is recognizing and honoring Vietnam
Veteran's, this being the 50th anniversary of that war.
It was our pleasure to honor Leland Carmichael, U S
Navy, on Saturday, 11-22. There will be another ceremony
at the Syracuse Library in February 2015. Please let us
know if we have missed anyone.
The busy elves of the Sundowner's Club remind us that
Christmas is coming soon. If your children (or you!) would
like to write a letter to Santa, you can mail it in Santa's
mailbox in front of the Unadilla Post Office by
December 16. Be sure to include you return address
so Santa can answer your letter.
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
11-26 Jordan Long
11-27 Jody Clark, Cherie Davis
11-28 Karen Schwartman
11-30 Lena Rae Nolting
12-1 Jodie West Valish
12-2 Jeremy Royal
NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO
Friday, 11-27-1914, The Otoe Union:
"Bassett Bros. have taken the agency for the Maxwell
car." New Christian Church minister, Rev. G.S. Reel,
moved into the parsonage. "Chancellor Avery and wife
of Lincoln, were calling with J. Nash and wife." The family
of H.S. Stoner held a reunion on Thanksgiving Day.
NEWS FROM OUR NEIGHBORS
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“Christmas Belles” Kicks off Holiday Season at the Lofte
Manley, NE [November 21, 2014] - The Lofte Community Theatre will usher in the holiday season on Saturday, December 6 with the hilarious family comedy, “Christmas Belles.” Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, “Belles” is the story of three squabbling southern sisters trying to pull-off their church's Christmas program.
Poor suffering Frankie is pregnant with twins and weeks past her due date. Hot-flash suffering Honey Rae is trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb's Christmas program from spiraling out of control and middle-sister, Twink, is in jail for inadvertently setting the town on fire. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world! If you saw the Lofte’s first season production, “Dearly Beloved,” you will recognize many of the same colorful characters in this sequel.
Directed by Kevin Colbert, the play features Keri Hogue of Elmwood, Shari Hoelker of Omaha and Wendy Allen of Plattsmouth as the three Futrelle sisters. The production also showcases the talents of Randy Wallace and Doug Rothgeb of Omaha, Ross Mumford and Ken Snyder of Elmwood, Kirsten Wood and Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth, Betty Colbert of Weeping Water and Alyssa DiPaolo of Lincoln.
“Christmas Belles,” runs December 6, 7, 12-14 and 19-21. Friday and Saturday night curtain times are 7:30pm. All Sunday performances are 2pm matinees. Tickets are $19, but there are special reduced rates for groups of 20 or more. Call the box office at (402) 234-2553
to make reservations.
Pictured on Attachment: Shari Hoelker, Keri Hogue and Wendy Allen revisit their roles as the colorful and always dramatic Futrelle Sisters in, “Christmas Belles."
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?
8-30 Nebraska vs Florida Atlantic - won 55-7
9-6 Nebraska vs McNeese State - won 31-24
9-13 Fresno State vs Nebraska - won 55-19
9-20 Nebraska vs Miami Fla - won 41-31
9-27 Nebraska vs Illinois (Homecoming)
(8:00 pm CT/BTN) - won 45-14
10-4 Michigan State vs Nebraska - lost 22-27
10-18 Northwestern vs Nebraska - won 38-17
10-25 Nebraska vs Rutgers -won 42-24
11-1 Nebraska vs Purdue - won 35-14
11-15 Wisconsin vs Nebraska -lost 24-59
11-22 Nebraska vs Minnesota -lost 24-28
11-28 Iowa vs Nebraska
12-6 Big Ten Championship
@Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
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