Tuesday afternoon, December 3rd, the Unadilla Area Fund met at the Duncan Building for a short business meeting and public reception for BBQ & Fun Run volunteers. Sadly, Sue Saathoff resigned as Secretary as she is no longer a Unadilla resident. Donna Crownover will fill the position temporarily. Other officers will remain the same. The All Fund Drive was discussed and we should have a total soon. The year's projects were discussed as well as future goals. Light refreshments were served. We are so blessed to be part of this forward thinking and generous community! Next meeting will be Tuesday, January 14th, at the Community Library, 10:00 a.m., to finalize preparations for Groundhog Day!
Thank you to these generous All Fund Drive donors: Tim & Rita Witt, Dean & Peggy Luff, Galen Gartner, Richard Royal & Susan Petersen, Randy & Jeanie Steinkuhler, Charles & Diane Genuchi, Tyler & Donna Crownover, Dan's Tire, Mark & Tammy Bayliss, Ben Kroese & Baillie Luff, Jerry Sebek, Don & Linda Esch, Chuck & Susana Porter, Chris & Jan Moore, Dan & Bev Crownover, Brett & Donna Lucas, Gerry Davis, Jay & Renee Jensen, Brian Zahn, Michael & Becky West, Larry Larson, Deb McGowan, Mary Ann Wenninghoff, Ron & Lori Vodicka, Troy & Sabine Pabst, Bruce & Teresa Liesemeyer, Todd & Corinne Zahn, and Craig & Chris Kimbell. You're helping to make a great community even better!
Those busy elves at Countryside Bank are collecting non-perishable food items for the Syracuse and Palmyra Food Banks. They can be left at any of their locations. Thank you!
Sorry to have to report this, but someone threw a rock through one of the stained glass windows of the Christian Church. It had some force behind it as it went through all layers of glass. If you know who did this, please call the Otoe County Sheriff's office. What a sad blemish on our town.
New get well wishes for Peggy Leefers and Milton Leefers. Continued wishes for Nina Rohlfs, Sharon Baker and Mary Margaret Clark. Good news: Roland Rodaway will be moving to Lindenview, at least for awhile. He sure would appreciate your visit!
Sunday morning after the service, members of the Unadilla Christian Church stuffed 250 stockings with candy, games, beanie babies and other items. This is an annual tradition and is chaired by Retha Neemann. Thanks Reetha, we know you work year round on this project and we probably don't say how much we appreciate you often enough. Helpers ranged in age from 88 down to 5. The stockings will go to children in Otoe and Lancaster county and most will be distributed through DHHS. Just think, this might be the only bit of Christmas cheer these children might have. Thanks to everyone and especially those who carried the boxes up and out of the basement!
Monday night, Bob, grandson Ani and I attended the 5th and 6th grade band concert. It is wonderful to see how they progress! It was a most enjoyed event and I couldn't help but wonder what great-grandmother Ruth would have thought about great-granddaughter Reagan carrying on the family tradition of playing the trombone. Grandson Brody plays the clarinet instead, but they're making music and not everyone can do that!
SYRACUSE COUNTRY CLUB
MEMBER APPRECIATION NIGHT
SATURDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 14TH
Social Time & Snacks beginning at 7:00 p.m.
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
12-11 Peggy Leefers, Augustus John Hinrichsen
12-12 Bill Kea
12-13 Don Halbasch
12-15 Jonna Pester
NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO
Friday, 12-12-1919, The Otoe Union:
"Paisley young folks are enjoying themselves skating on the William Stilwell pond nowadays." (Who remembers skating on the sewer pond?) Temperatures ranged from -28 to -32; there was 24" of snow on the ground. H.H. Edwards died and was buried in Hopewell Cemetery. Tonsing's Furniture in Syracuse listed "Acceptable Presents for the Housewife: a Sellars Kitchen Cabinet; and for the Husband: a comfortable fireside Rocker or a Morris Chair." (Am I the only one who sees a problem here?!!!)
NEWS FROM OUR NEIGHBORS
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THE LOFTE COMMUNITY THEATRE
2020 SPECIAL EVENTS
"Love Letters Dinner Theatre" Feb. 14 & 15 at 7:00 p.m.
"Broadway Lip Sync Battle" Feb. 29 at 7:00 p.m.
"An Evening with Kaylyn Sahs" March 28 at 7:00 p.m.
DECEMBER HEALTH TIPS
How Can Caregivers Reduce Stress During the Holidays?
The holidays can be a joyful time where families and friends gather together for festivities, traditions and sharing gratitude over delicious food. But for many the holidays also bring stress— an already busy caregiver finds there’s even more to do during the holidays. From preparing a meal to running a loved one to medical appointments, caregivers may find themselves spread thin. It’s okay to give yourself a bit of a break and enjoy the little moments in life.
Here are some tips to help you make it through the holiday season:
1. Focus on what is most meaningful. We may have intent on creating the perfect holiday experience but there are many factors we can’t control when it comes to our loved one’s health and abilities. Prioritize activities that hold the deepest meaning and create memories.
2. Simplify your holiday activities. Keep your schedule realistic. Choose one activity that means the most, delegate tasks and adjust the location or timing of the holiday get-together to accommodate all involved.
3. Start new traditions. Rather than focusing on what you aren’t able to do this year, try something new that all family members can do together.
4. Adjust meals. Caregivers often feel exhausted after preparing a holiday meal, so much so that they can’t enjoy it. Simplify what you are serving, delegate grocery shopping or visit a restaurant instead.
5. Approach gift-giving more efficiently. Shop online, use gift cards, delegate shopping or give the gift of time.
6. Anticipate holiday hot buttons. Grief or loss over family issues inevitably flare up at gatherings. Limit your exposure to these triggers by avoiding certain conversations or places, minimize drama and focus on family time instead of resolving issues.
7. Mind your mindset. Don’t focus on the negative. Remain positive in every situation—appreciate the little accomplishments in your day.
8. Keep self-care at the top of the list. Giving and giving and then giving more during the holidays leads to feelings of fatigue and burnout. In order to successfully care about others, you must first take care of yourself. Find ways to attend to your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health such as exercise, using aromatherapy or listening to your favorite music.
9. Connect with other caregivers. Caregivers often find themselves feeling alone, buried beneath their responsibilities. Join a support group and share your emotions, challenges and solutions with people who are experiencing the same journey and can understand what you’re going through.
10. Ask for help. Don’t try to accomplish everything on your own. Family and friends can help with holiday preparations, running errands and cleaning the house. Use community resources like Tabitha’s respite care or Tabitha Home Health aides to assist with the direct care of your loved one.
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Cornhusker Country Music Theater!
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NEBRASKA FOOTBALL 2019
8-31 Nebraska vs South Alabama WON 35-21
9-7 Colorado vs Nebraska LOST 31-34
9-14 Nebraska vs Northern Illinois WON 44-8
9-21 Illinois vs Nebraska WON 42-38
9-28 Nebraska vs Ohio State LOST 48-7
10-5 Nebraska vs Northwestern WON 13-10
10-12 Minnesota vs Nebraska LOST 34-7
10-26 Nebraska vs Indiana LOST 38-31
11-2 Purdue vs Nebraska LOST 31-27
11-16 Nebraska vs Wisconsin LOST 37-21
11-23 Maryland vs Nebraska WON 54-7
11-29 Nebraska vs Iowa LOST 27-24
Additional Memorial Trees at the Arboretum (Park)
Keith "Curly" Block
Henry Albert Butt
Herb & Genivieve Fechner
Bruce J. Hassler
Ardith Hopp, former Village Clerk
Curtis Marvin Kimbell
Robert G. Stanley
George & Mattie Stilwell
K.C. & Ruby Stoner