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Newsletter 10-12-2016 PDF  | Print |  E-mail

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Library @ 7:30 p.m.

Continued get well wishes to Kate Lucas

and Bill Davis

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NEW BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY: Stop in and check out the new

additions to the library. We have newly purchased books - "The 

Heavens May Fall" by Allen Eskens, "Deadline" & "Field of Prey",

by John Sanford, and more. We also have "new to the library"

(books generously donated): a collection of Debbie Macomber

books, and series by Lori Wick, and more. Pick up some good

reading for the upcoming chilly nights!


Sunday, October 9, the Cornucopia Fall Festival was held at

the Park. Sponsored by the Christian and Methodist Churches,

a pot luck dinner was served.

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Children decorating pumpkins

(photo: Chad Pester)

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Over 70 adults and 30 children,

from toddlers to high schoolers, participated.

 Chad Pester would like to thank all of you!


"It has been a great day of food, fun, and fellowship! Kudos to

Chad Pester and his vision for this day. We had good participation

from folks outside the two churches, that were just from the

community. Someone thanked me for the games we provided

for the children during Unadilla Day", said Sandy Denton,

pastor of the Christian Church.

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Tom Hruby 1st place pumkin at 380 lbs.

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Kristi Buller 2nd place pumpkin at 210 lbs.

Dean Luff had the largest ear of corn at a total

length + girth = 43.8 cm.

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Jack Stilwell and Roland Rodaway

One of the pumpkin contest participants, Roland

Rodaway, who was also celebrating his 97th birthday said,

"Good Lord willing I will enter the Pumpkin Growing Contest

next year."

Cornucopia Thankyou

(photo: Chad Pester)

Thank you everyone! It was a huge success!

Please send me your news. All proceeds from this

endeavor go to displays in the History and Veterans

Rooms at the Community Center.

We got a new house in town yesterday. There were some

anxious moments! Welcome to Ed & Lori Goff, who will

be new residents soon!

(This is just the west section of the house.)

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10-12   Leland & Paula Carmichael

10-13   Jack Stilwell

10-14   Mary Margaret Clark

10-15   Clayton Lewis, Tom Hruby

10-16   Lori Vodicka

10-17   Trevor & Sheena Kastens

10-18   Tom & Irene Rodaway


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Friday, 10-13-1916, The Otoe Union:

"Farmers are still marketing the old crop of grain at the

high market price." Will Bassett was appointed Marshall

by the Town Board. Duane Pickett, Elmer Johnson, Henry

Brinkman, and Henry Leacock were initiated into the Boys

Scouts. James Doyle was one of the leaders.

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Greenblatt & Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series features a concert of Scandinavian music on Sunday, November 13, at 2:30 PM, in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.  Greenblatt & Seay and Friends will be playing a variety of instruments, including fiddle, guitar, hammered dulcimer, recorders, pennywhistles, and the nyckelharpa.  The nyckelharpa is the official keyed fiddle of Sweden, and has 16 strings.

Greenblatt & Seay have been playing and singing together since the night they met, decades ago.  Their performance on November 13 will include the championship fiddling styles of Deborah Greenblatt, and the fancy whistle-playing of David Seay.

The concert will be downstairs in the 1925 brick schoolhouse, and  followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with the performers.  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  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse 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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