Have you voted for the Groundhog Royal Couple yet?
There will be a Groundhog King & Queen Reception, Friday,
January 29th at 5 p.m. in the Duncan Building. Any
"true believer" is welcome! The Groundhog Central
committee and the Unadilla Area Fund will sponsor
Unadilla Bill's Breakfast on Tuesday morning, Februrary 2,
in the Duncan Building at 7 a.m. Bill will make his prediction
at precisely 7:32 a.m. Free will offering. If you have any items
from the 1996 celebration, you are welcome to display them
in the History room.
Four members of the Otoe County Genealogical Society
met Saturday morning, 1-16, in the Resource Room. A big
thank you to Leonard Busekist for his valiant effort in trying
to fix our printers. The term papers of Mary Beth Kernes are
now alphabetized and filed in one central location. There
are lots of family histories, stories, and photos in them.
There will be a complete list on their website in the near
future. Their next meeting & work day will be Saturday,
February 20, at the Resource Room.
Thanks to these additional All Fund Drive donors:
Mark & Tammy Bayliss, Milton & Barb Leefers, and
Mark Czapla. The final breakdown:
Unadilla Community Center Endowment $1350.
Fire Dept. $2030.
Walk Path $965.
Syracuse Food Bank $130.
Unadilla Area Fund $1725.
Rescue Squad $1645.
Palmyra Food Bank $80.
Thank you everyone for your generosity!
Do you know your Nebraska Towns?
Here are some clues...see if you know the town:
1. A pear.
2. Between two mountains.
3. A top music rating.
4. Military Academy.
5. Speedy little town.
6. February 14.
7. Log stream.
8. Military rank.
9. Embarrassed strato-cumulus.
10. Old west justice.
(Answers at the bottom of this newsletter!)
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
1-23 Bob & Barb Brandt
1-25 Karla West Cross
1-26 Arlan Liesemeyer
NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO
Friday, 1-21-1916, The Otoe Union:
"E. Van Horn has added 5 Chester White pigs to his herd,
purchasing them at Clarks, NE." Chris Scheel moved here
from Dailey, CO. The high school students performed a
"Tom Thumb Wedding" and received $50.65 for their
effort. Ernie Stoufer started a new barber shop in the
Botsford Building north of Hair's store. "His equipment is
modern with a hot and cold water system." He was doing
business as "The Sanitary Barber Shop."
NEWS FROM OUR NEIGHBORS
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Cass County Veterans Service Office has three mobile locations:
1st Friday of the month-Eagle (community center)- 1-5pm
2nd Friday of the month-Weeping Water (Library)- 1-5pm
3rd Friday of the month-Greenwood (Library)- 1-5pm
Please call our office @ 402-296-9368 to schedule an apt.
The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be hosting a special "Schoolhouse Celtic Fiddling Camp", for fiddlers, violists, mandolinists, guitarists, and ukulele players. Music from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales will be featured. The sessions will be led by championship fiddler and author, Deborah Greenblatt. Each participant will receive a copy of Deborah's latest publication, the Celtic Fiddler's Song Book.
The camp will be on Wednesday, March 9 - Friday, March 11, from 9 AM to 1 PM. You can sign up for 1 day, or 2 days, or all 3 days.
On Wednesday, participants will be mostly reading tunes, using sheet music in standard notation. We'll be learning melodies, harmonies, and chords. You will be improving your sight reading, and experiencing fiddling fun.
On Thursday, we will be mostly playing tunes by ear, so feel free to bring your recording gadgets. Sheet music versions of the tunes will be provided for you by the end of the day, just in case your ears need the help.
On Friday, we will be mostly jamming, modulating, singing, dancing, experimenting, sharing, and playing fiddle related instruments.
One day: $60.00
Two days: $110.00 ($55 per day)
Three days: $150.00 fee for 3 days. ($50 per day)
For more information, and to register, click on the following link:
NEBRASKA FOOTBALL 2015
9-5 BYU (ABC) - LOST
9-12 South Alabama (BTN) - WON
9-19 At Miami (ABC/ESPN2) -LOST
9-26 Southern Miss -WON
10-3 At Illinois - LOST
10-10 Wisconsin - LOST
10-17 At Minnesota -WON
10-24 Northwestern - LOST
10-31 Purdue -LOST
11-7 Michigan State (ABC) - WON
11-14 At Rutgers -WON
11-27 Iowa -LOST
12-26 Foster Farms Bowl Game - WON
4. West Point
7. Wood River
9. Red Cloud
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Have a GREAT week!