Bennet Community News

By Marilyn Schreiner (402) 782-2965 - August 17, 2017

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A huge clap of thunder woke us up about 5:30 Monday morning and when we looked at the rain gauge later it showed we had a half-inch of rain. It was very welcome as things were getting quite dry in our garden and lawn. Of course the weeds keep growing no matter what. We have been picking lots of cucumbers and now the tomatoes are ripening plus the melons. We certainly won’t go hungry for awhile. I even found a few red leaves on the ground that came from our maple tree. Does this mean we are having an early autumn? I have had the air conditioner off for about 10 days but with the humidity in the air I turned it back on this morning.

 

People celebrating birthdays this coming week will be: Kody (Straube) Oman, Clement Cheney, Josh Dowding and George Holdsworth. Celebrating anniversaries will be Mr. and Mrs. Kipp Haight and Marion and Ruth Widick. Congratulations to all of them on their special day.

 

The Senior Diners met on Tuesday and enjoyed Philly steak and cheese on a hoagie bun for lunch with strawberry banana for dessert. On Thursday they had goulash for lunch with fruit and marlo cream for dessert. The entertainment for both days was a presentation titled “Sugar Addiction” by Susan Keese from Aging Partners at 1 p.m.

The Sunday School Kids fixed dinner for the congregation of the Bennet Community Church on Sunday with help from their parents and teachers. The food was excellent and the menu was as follows: sliced ham, steamed potatoes, corn, tossed salad, buns, beverages and a piece of cake for dessert. They did the serving and did a very nice job of it. Thank you to everyone. It is nice to see the young people taking an interest in doing this for the church.

 

The Bennet Builders held their annual ice cream social at the park Sunday afternoon. Ice cream from the UNL Dairy Store was served and a good crowd was in attendance.

 

The Kid’s Church Camp will be held at the Bennet Community Church Saturday through Sunday for ages kindergarten through sixth grade. They will also take part in the Promotion Day Program during the Sunday School hour on Sunday. They will have their annual lemonade stand after the worship service. This is a busy group of kids.

 

Next Monday will be a very special day for the state of Nebraska and especially this part of the state. There will be a Solar Eclipse from about noon and lasting several minutes. A lot of special events are being planned in different towns along the “solar path.” There will be a lot of traffic so we need to be mindful of all the cars on the roads and watch out for visitors from other places coming to attend. Don’t forget to get your special glasses so you don’t hurt your eyes.

 

The Elementary Youth Groups (kindergarten through sixth grade) will be starting at the Bennet Church on Wednesday, Aug. 23 and also the Take Two Worship service at 6:30 p.m., the Lamplighters Circle will meet on Aug. 28 at 6:30 and the Chancel Choir will begin rehearsals on Sept. 6. These dates should be on your calendar.

 

The last Lincoln Municipal Band Concert for the year was held at the Antelope Park Bandshell on Sunday evening. It was an almost perfect evening weather-wise and there was a large crowd in attendance. The theme was “An American Salute” and honored all members of the armed forces. The flags were carried by the Honor Guard from Offutt Air Base and the program began with the singing of the National Anthem. The announcer was Jill St. Johns from KFOR, the conductor was Bob Krueger and the soloist was Scott Anderson playing the trombone. He could really make that instrument sing. The last song was the “Armed Forces Salute” and when the song for certain branches of the military were played the people from that branch were asked to stand and be recognized. At the end the “colors” were retired and everyone sang “America.” It was a very inspiring evening and a lot of the men wore hats denoting their branch of the service.

 

The kids are all back in school this week and we need to be mindful of all the excited little people on the streets as well as all the new teen drivers making their debut. Watch for the school bus stops also. Let’s make this a safe school year for all involved.

 

Quote for the week: “It’s better to have something to remember than anything to regret.”

 

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