Bennet Community News

By Marilyn Schreiner (402) 782-2965 - December 7, 2017

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Did you see the moon this morning about 8 a.m.? It was a huge round circle of light sitting on top of a pretty blue cloud and was just beautiful. Mother Nature outdid herself.

 

It was 60 degrees when we got up this morning but the forecasters are saying the temperature will be going down all day besides being windy and then only in the 40’s the rest of the week. I guess we are spoiled but I have certainly been enjoying the nice weather.

 

People celebrating birthdays this week are: Anna Jane Crawford, Mike Douglas, Mike Meyers, Grant Peterson, Connie Chambers, Cathy Holdsworth and Everlee Cheney. Celebrating anniversaries are: Gilbert and Velma Weyers and Chuck and Diane Genuchi. Congratulations to all of them on their special day.

 

The Senior Diners met on Tuesday and enjoyed a meal of a hamburger patty and whipped potatoes with mushroom gravy. They had a banana muffin square for dessert. They played Bingo at 1 p.m. for entertainment. On Thursday they had potato crusted fish and au gratin potatoes for lunch with a tropical fruit mix for dessert. They listened to Christmas music performed by Keith and Carol at 1 p.m.

 

The Lamplighter’s Circle met on Monday evening to finalize their plans for the pizza and chicken luncheon next Sunday after worship and the filling and delivering of cookie trays to the shut in and elderly people of the church. This has been a long time custom of the Circle.

 

Saturday anyone who wishes to do so can help with the Christmas Outreach by helping serve the evening meal at the People’s City Mission and then have a party for the children who are living there. They will leave the church at 3:45 p.m. to get there on time.

 

Jan Svoboda had hip surgery last week and is back home again. Hope you are feeling better, Jan. We need you back in choir!

 

Wayne Nelson is staying at South Lake Village at the present time after having hip surgery a couple of weeks ago. I am sure he would enjoy having company drop by to see him.

 

Arianna Shay is still in the hospital after having surgery. Hurry and get well, Ari.

Glenn Ringland is back in the hospital getting his strength back and having some treatments.

 

Next Sunday will be the Children’s Christmas Program at the Bennet Community Church followed by the Christmas luncheon. The kids have been working very hard and hopefully there will be a large crowd on hand to see them perform.

 

Sunday was the first Sunday in Advent and the “Wesley” family lit the Advent Candle. Special music was performed by Rev. Corder and Diane Genuchi singing solos. The church was decorated very nicely and people are encouraged to bring Poinsettias to fill the “poinsettia” tree.

 

Santa Claus will arrive in Bennet at the Legion Club on Saturday so all the little ones can get a chance to visit with him. I was told yesterday that one little girl plans to “e-mail” her requests to Santa. Maybe that is the way to do things this year.

 

Another former resident of Bennet passed away on Nov. 28. Merlin Widick lived in Bennet and went to school here a number of years ago. He was living in Castle Rock, Colo., at the time of his death. He was the son of Maurice and Esther Widick. He has a brother, Marion and a sister Sharin, three children and seven grandchildren. Services will be in Franktown, Colo. on Friday.

 

Quote for the week: “Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” – Janice Maeditere

 

 

 

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