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How will you celebrate? The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970,

activated 20 million Americans from all walks of live and is 

widely credited with launching the modern environment movement.

The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act,

Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking laws

soon followed. Twenty years later, Earth day went global with 200

million people in 141 countries. 

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The growth of recycling is a perfect examble that everyone

can participate in as is waste reduction: did you know if the

use of cloth diapers increased by just 1%, the reduction in

waste would be about the same as 15,000 households not

producing any garbage for a whole year?

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Hope the Easter Bunny found your house! We celebrated on

Saturday and one of our daughters thought she saw the tail

of a tornado east of our house. Everyone gave her a bad time

and didn't really pay much attention to the weather (we were

in the middle of hunting eggs!) and then our cellphones started

blowing up with tornado videos! Footage also made it onto the 

national news. And of course we grabbed the opportunity to tell

everyone about the Easter tornado of 1913 that Grandma Effie

Wilhelm witnessed at the home place between Palmyra and

Unadilla. Aww, spring in Nebraska!

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Condolences to the many family and friends of Ross McWilliams.

He passed away Monday, April 17, and will be remembered fondly

and missed by so very many. He and Frances were the parents

of Kathy (Wayne) Schomerus,Diane (Ted) Oelke, Janet (Rex)

Oelke,Joyce Gilbert, Dan,Charlie, Donna, David, and Keith.

Bob Brandt says the spaces in the community garden are all

spoken for. Participants need to keep it weed free, and you must

give half your crops to the residents of Unadilla who are over 70

or disabled. If you're wanting to receive some of this bounty, please

let Bob know what vegetables you like at 402-269-7272.

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Brandt also reports the small redbuds are blooming at the

Unadilla cemetery. They will be pruned and mulched in early

May if you would like to help. We also need helpers to pick up

trash and to put up flags and crosses before Memorial Day.



4-20   Craig Kimbell, Joe Hassler

4-21   Ruth Wilhelm, Larry Boardman

4-22   Penny Lucas Richter

4-23   Kirk Liesemeyer, Lois Chadwick, Nina Jean Rohlfs,

Rod Boardman

4-24   Marvin Vodicka, Mary Boardman Hanke


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Friday, 4-20-2017, The Otoe Union:

"Born - To Herman Stoner and wife, a ten pound boy, Sunday.

Herman wears a smile that you can see a block away now."

James Wallens' also had a son. Alex Sloan married Stella

Daisy Little and they would make their home at Blairstown,

Missouri. Leacock's Creamery had baby chicks for sale along

with "Lawn Park Coops, Rat and Rain Proof." The Burlington

agent want you to plan now for your "Summer Mountain Vacation".

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Multi-instrumentalists, Greenblatt & Seay, will be sharing their original tunes and stories on Sunday, May 14, at 2:30 PM, in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse. This concert celebrates over 30 years of musical experiences inspired by their children, their students, and their Schoolhouse home/studio/sanctuary.  Light-hearted vocals will blend with the supportive textures of fiddle, harmonica, guitar, nyckelharpa, mandolin, etc.

Greenblatt & Seay have been playing beautiful music together since the night they met.  Both are now Master Artists with the Nebraska Arts Council's Artist-in-the-Schools program, and participate in Humanities Nebraska's Speakers Bureau.

The concert will be downstairs, and  followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with Greenblatt & Seay.

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 email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.



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