Bennet Community News

By Marilyn Schreiner (402) 782-2965 - October 12, 2017

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Is anyone else having trouble deciding what kind of clothes to wear each day – summer or fall ones? The weather sure has been unpredictable lately. One day it is warm and the next day you are looking for a sweatshirt or a jacket. We shouldn’t complain, though, since we aren’t having to deal with hurricanes like they have been down south. I also read that there will be snow in Wyoming, Montana and Colorado. I don’t think I am quite ready for that yet either.


Our thoughts and prayers are with the people in Las Vegas who have lost loved ones due to the shooting that took place there last week. We just can’t understand why people would do such a thing. There are a lot of questions to be answered yet in that situation. Hopefully the ones that were injured will be healing and back on their feet soon. It will take a long time for people to heal mentally also.


People celebrating birthdays this week will be: Arianna Shay, Bruce Kempkes, Judy Williams, Phyllis ( Hedges) Kingery, Ashlynn Boell, Tina Petracek, Curtis Cheney, Lyle Stephens, Sue Bruss, Devon Roeder and Brandon Allen. Celebrating anniversaries will be Mr. and Mrs. Rob Ellis, Mr. and Mrs. Jeremie Wunderlich and Jeff and Heather Townsley. Congratulations to all of them on their special day.


The Senior Diners met on Tuesday and enjoyed a meal of smothered chicken breast with baby bakers and they had tropical fruit for dessert. For entertainment they played a “This was the year – 1985” game at 1 p.m. On Thursday they had BBQ chicken for lunch with pudding for dessert. They had a Health Clinic at 11 a.m. with the nurses from the Good Samaritan Center available to take blood pressure screenings. They listened to a presentation by Karen O’Hara from Aging Partners titled “Overview of 2018 Prescription Drug Plans” at 1 p.m.


The Bennet community church held their annual fall supper last Wednesday evening. There was a good crowd in attendance and they actually ran a little short on some of the food. We are sorry that happened but it is hard to know how many people to plan for. We had a lot of “take out” orders which was to people not able to come in person or to people who were working in the fields. A free-will offering was taken, and the funds will go to help with the Lamplighter’s projects and missions for the coming year. Thank you to all the people who helped in many ways to make this a success.


The Bennet Rural Fire and Rescue Dept. of Bennet will be having an Open House Breakfast on Oct. 14 from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. They will be serving pancakes and all the “fixin’s” so be sure to put that date on your calendar.


Next Sunday will be the Bennet Church Hayrack Ride. There will be hot dogs and drinks following at the Bennet Village Park at 4 p.m. This is always a lot of fun for young and old alike.


Congratulations to Angel and Robert Dean on the birth of a baby daughter on Oct. 4. The young lady will answer to the name of Annika Ellise and weighed in at 8 pounds and 10 ounces.


The Bennet Builders will be making their Bennet Burgers Oct. 19 and 21 so get your order in early.


Quote for the week: “Let your heart reach out to others in loving and generous warmth, and great and lasting will be your joy.” – James Allen






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