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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
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,
4-24 Marvin Vodicka, Mary Boardman Hanke
NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO
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".
NEWS FROM OUR NEIGHBORS
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GREENBLATT & SEAY SONGBOOK
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.
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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 30
10 A.M. - 2 P.M.
THE FOX CENTER, 424 CENTRAL AVENUE, NEBRASKA CITY
6 - 3 - 2017
Flea Market & Swap Meet
NEBRASKA FOOTBALL 2016
4-15 Red/White Game
9-2 Arkansas State @NE
9-16 Northern Illinois @NE
9-23 Rutgers @NE
10-7 Wisconsin @NE
10-14 Ohio State @NE
11-4 Northwestern @NE
1-18 Penn State
11-24 Iowa @NE