A painting class, led by Instructor Sharon Demaree, was held at
the Unadilla Community Center on Saturday morning, February 20.
Sharon is a talented artist who works in multiple medias and has sold
her work worldwide. Ten women attended, had a great time, and left
with a beautiful picture. All who attended agreed it was a lot of fun
letting their creative side show. The class was sponsored by the
Unadilla Community Library who plans to organize more classes
in the future.
Back left: Carol Rouse, Deb McGowan, Mary Beckman, Alberta Block,
Deb Billington, Sue Saathoff, Sandi Kimbell
Front left: Melissa Barrett, Instructor Sharon Demaree, Bev Crownover
Next painting class is Saturday, April 2, at 9 a.m.
Come and join the fun!
Thank you everyone for the photos you contributed from
Groundhog Day. I got on as many as I could; go to the "Events"
Books & Brew Book Club met Tuesday, February 16, at the
Community Library. We reviewed "O Pioneers" by Willa Cather
and had a lively discussion. Next month's meeting will be on
March 15 at 10 a.m. and the book will be "All Girls Filling Station
Last Reunion" by Fannie Flagg. Please join us!
We lost a lot of great people in 2015. These two worked together
for many years and are still missed by us all.
Keith Liesemeyer & Keith Block
(photo contributed by Alberta Block)
Belated anniversary wishes to Matt & Susie Doeden who
celebrated on 2-21.
Otoe County Genealogical Society met Saturday, February 20,
in the Resource Room. Many items were discussed and future
programs were finalized. There was much discussion on the
Rural Schools Conference to be held in July. The Mary Beth Kerns
collection has been listed and filed. Our next project will be in
cataloguing all our resource books, and organizing them on the
book shelves. The complete list of our resources will be on the
website: www.ocgsne.org The March meeting will be held at
Morton James Library in Nebraska City.
How well do you know Nebraska towns?
Here are your clues:
1. Candy Bar
2. Brand of overalls
3. Tree Cutter intersection
4. Town in the middle
5. Small ape
7. Green Stone
8. Recently built place
9. Home of Iowa State
(Answers at the bottom of this newsletter.)
Memorial Day will be here before you know it. American flags that
are torn or disheveled should not be flown, but turned into a local Post
for proper disposal. Flying a flag in this condition is considered very
disrespectful. (They may be left at the Village Office or the Bob
Did you know recycling just one aluminum can saves enough energy
to run a computer or television for 3 hours? It takes 95% less energy
to make a new aluminum can from a recycled one.
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
2-25 Gaylin Emerson, Marcia Bryan, Seth Bayliss
2-27 Jemma Romine
2-28 Nancy Liesemeyer, Steve & Judy Vampola
NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO
Friday, 2-25-1916, The Otoe Union:
"Brick Ice Cream, 5 cents per Brick, at the Rexall Drug Store,
Ralph A. Lincoln, prop." A petition was circulating around Unadilla
for installing a community water works system. In 1915, 893 head of
cattle, 5397 head of hogs, 105,609 bushels of corn, 79,002 bushels
of wheat, 21,785 gallons of cream, 43,500 dozens of eggs, and
5000 lbs. of green hides were shipped by rail from Unadilla.
NEWS FROM OUR NEIGHBORS
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CHURCH SECRETARY POSITION OPENING
10 - 15 hours a month at $10.00/hour
Looking for a person who has computer skills and is familiar with
Microsoft Office Products - Word, Publisher, and Powerpoint
Duties: prepare weekly bulletins, slide shows for Sunday Morning Worship,
Monthly Church Newsletter
Resume to: Ebenezer United Methodist Church
220 Kansas Street, Murdock, NE
Pastor Joan Frenzel 402-310-3015
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:
Irish Music Concert
Greenblatt & Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series features a concert of Irish music on Sunday, March 13, at 2:30 PM, in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse. Greenblatt & Seay & Friends will be singing and playing a variety of instruments, including fiddle, pennywhistle, folk harp, guitar, hammered dulcimer, and recorders. Traditional Irish tunes will be featured, along with some Greenblatt & Seay originals inspired by the great Irish traditions.
Greenblatt & Seay have been playing and singing together since the night they met, decades ago. Their performance on March 13 will include the championship fiddling styles of Deborah Greenblatt, and the fancy whistle-playing of David Seay.
The concert will be downstairs, 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.
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.
OTOE COUNTY FAIR
JULY 28 - 31, 2016
HERITAGE NEEDLEWORK GUILD
OF NEBRASKA CITY, NE
2016 QUILT SHOW
September 16, 17, & 18
Bethel United Church, 2400 Central Avenue, (West End)
NEBRASKA FOOTBALL 2016
4-16 Spring/Red-White Game
9-3 Fresno State @NE
9-10 Wyoming @NE
9-17 Oregon @NE
9-24 Northwestern @Evanston
10-1 Illinois @NE
10-15 Indiana @Bloomington
10-22 Purdue @NE
10-29 Wisconsin @Madison
11-5 Ohio State @Columbus
11-12 Minnesota @NE
11-19 Maryland @NE
11-25 Iowa @Iowa City
ANSWERS TO QUIZ:
3. Beaver Crossing