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Newsletter 11-23-2016 PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Thanksgiving words

Here's hoping all your family makes it home for Thanksgiving

safely - have a wonderful time! The day after, of course, signals

the start of the Christmas shopping frenzy. Please remember to

patronize local businesses on Saturday, November 26,

Small Business Saturday.

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Congratulations to new grandparents Rich & Kathy Lechner!

Walker Ray arrived 11-21-2016 and we're sure he's a

little cutie!

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Get well wishes to Bruce Hassler.


Always find something I need when I stop at Nitty Gritty 

Gas & Thrift. Today I found Sleighbell wine from the

James Arthur vineyard. It's the best!

90th Birthday

Happy 90th birthday wishes to Jody Clark,

who will celebrate 11-27. Cards may be sent

to her in care of Good Samaritan.

Thanks so much to these All Fund Drive contributors:

Vince/Jessica Hinrichsen, Dan’s Tire & Repair,

Bob/Barb Wilhelm, Jack Stilwell, Rose Maire Brandt,

Arlin/Ninajean Rohlfs, Richard/Kathy Lechner, Roland Rodaway,

Penny/Jeff Rodgers, Rod/Jeanette Wellsandt,Frank/Joyce Schulze, 

Mark Czapla, Eloise Stubbendeck, Robert Lock,

Barry Brandt, and Glen/April Isaacs.


Another successful Barn Quilt class was held last Tuesday

evening, 11/15/16. There were 12 participants each creating

a beautiful work of art. It was so much fun to listen to the

comments as each person worked on their project. Fun was

had by all! More classes are planned for 2017 - be sure

to watch the announcements.

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Did you know that since Lincoln's presidency, Thanksgiving

was always celebrated the last Thursday in November? In 1939

that would have been the 30th. Retailers campaigned for a 

change to move it back a week to the 23rd, fearing a shortened

shopping season would wreak havoc on business coffers. The

public didn't want to change it because it disrupted vacation

plans, football schedules, and calendar production. Since it 

wasn't a federal law, the states could chose which day the wanted.

So, in 1939 and 1940, there was a "Republican Thanksgiving"

and a "Roosevelt's Thanksgiving" also known as "Franksgiving".

In 1941 Congress passed a new law that officially set the date

as the fourth Thursday in November.

The Village has received a grant to map water and sewer lines.

Soon you will see flags appearing in lawns for those locations.

Water lines will be marked with blue flags and sewer lines

will be marked with green flags. Questions? Call the

Village Office at 402-828-5355.



11-24   Ron & Shirley Conradi

11-25   Jim Bartling, Bob Aernie, Janet Simmons

11-26   Jordan Long

11-27   Jody Clark, Cherie Davis

11-28   Karen Schwartman, Dale & Doni Stoner


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Friday, 11-24-1916, The Otoe Union:

"George Zellers husked 90 bushels of corn in one day and

drove eight miles to the field and back." The Owen Wall family

moved into the Lunsford property across the street from the

Bank. A Mr. Reitz was the new manager of the Duff Elevator

and had moved his family to Unadilla. There was an interesting

article on the British horse and mule supply station in Lathrop,

Missouri. There were usually 40,000 animals on hand and it

cost $28,000 per day to feed them all. After the animals were

shod in the front and passed inspection, they were forwarded

by train to Canadian shipping points. The animals average

life expectancy was only 3 days after they reached

"the firing line."

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Manley, NE [November 22, 2016] - The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley is ready to help get you into the holiday spirit.  Their December production, “Twas the Night Before Christmas” opens on Saturday, December 3 at 7:30pm.  
“Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.”  But, wait!  A mouse is stirring - because Santa missed his house last year.  Before you can say, “Merry Christmas!” we’re off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf and a spunky little girl who just won’t take, “No,” for an answer.
This script is a modern-day treatment of the traditional 19th century classic tale. Together a mouse named Amos and his human friend, Emily embark upon a journey to visit Santa Claus.  Directed by Kevin Colbert, this energetic holiday tale will see the characters engage in a sword fight, a squirt gun battle and a perilous airplane ride.  This show is specifically styled to appeal to our younger audience members, but children of all ages will enjoy this holiday romp.
Amos the mouse is played by Lofte newcomer Austin J. Brady of Lincoln.  His human friend Emily is played by Shakeida Bullis of Bellevue.  Rounding out the cast of colorful characters are Greg Leger and Doug Rothgeb of Omaha and Keri Hogue of Elmwood.
In coordination with this production, the Lofte is holding a special fundraiser where children of all ages can meet Santa and the rest of the cast.  You will have the opportunity to eat a catered lunch right on stage, visit with Santa and even get your picture taken with the Jolly Old Elf himself.  This special luncheon is being held at noon prior to our three Sundaymatinees.  Advance reservations are required.  This would be a great multi-generational family event or company outing.  Tickets to the luncheon are just $20.
Production dates for the show are December 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18.  All seats are just $19.  Those interested can call the Lofte box office at 402.234.2553 for reservations.
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Pictured on Attachment:  Front row, Greg Leger and Doug Rothgeb.  Back row Keri Hogue, Austin J. Brady and Shakeida Bullis.


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