Bennet Community News

By Marilyn Schreiner (402) 782-2965 - May 25, 2017

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Do you feel as “well watered” as I do? Last week I emptied 5 inches of rain out of my rain gauge. That should last us for a few days but I am sure we will be begging for rain later this summer. At least we didn’t get the snow that folks to the west of us got.


Our son in Colorado got 10 inches of the white stuff last Friday and a lot of tree branches were broken and limbs down. He covered his tomato plants to protect them from the rain but I am sure the snow finished them off. What strange spring weather we have had this year!


People lighting candles on their birthday cakes this coming week will be: Rick Young, T.J. Dowding, Bain Brooks, Jennifer (Parrish) Ernest, Jim Martin, Jr, Treyton Carter, Chase Peterson, Jan Svoboda, Nick Luebker, Ben Seeman, Lori Vidlak, Summer Ahlman, Grace Ellis and Chad Fox. Celebrating an anniversary will be Mr. and Mrs. Tim Martin.


The Senior Diners met on Tuesday and enjoyed a meal of beef tips with mashed potatoes and gravy with a berry fruit cup for dessert. Their entertainment was a presentation titled “Smart Phones” by Paula at 1 p.m. On Thursday they had lasagna for lunch with apricot ribbon charlotte for dessert. They played Bingo at 1 p.m.


The Bennet Builders  made their Bennet Burgers (runzas) this week end and people picked them up on Saturday. People really enjoy them and it is nice to have some in the freezer for later use.


School is out for the summer at the Bennet and Palmyra schools and many of the other schools in the area. It is time to be extra careful when you are driving and watch out for the young kids on bicycles, skateboards, etc. Let’s make it a safe summer. The Lincoln Schools will be out this week with Commencements being held on Sunday.


The Lamplighters Circle met on Monday evening for the last time for the summer. Treats were brought and enjoyed by the members.


Carol Hall had a piano recital for her students at the Bennet Community Church on Sunday afternoon. There was a nice crowd in attendance. It is good to see so many young people interested in learning to play the piano.


The Chancel Choir performed for the last time for the summer on Sunday morning at the Bennet Community Church. They will resume singing in the fall. In the meantime if anyone would like to provide special music for the service during the summer they can contact Cathy Holdsworth or Rev. Corder. The choir will be missing one of their members next year as Dick and Anita Schott will be moving to Kansas. Anita has been a faithful member for a long time.


It was announced that Keith King is a resident of Southlake Village for a time while he is gaining his strength back. Hurry back home, Keith; we miss you.


The American Legion Post will be busy with Memorial Day ceremonies this coming week end. A luncheon will be served on Monday at the Legion Hall after the ceremonies at the cemetery. Everyone is welcome. The men will be handing out poppies at the south Walmart Store on the weekend.


Noah Roger Parker was born to Lacey and Lance Parker on May 5. Big brothers and a sister are Emmett, Mason, Lena and Will. Greyson James Wiles was born to Lacey (Carter) and Nate Wiles on Wednesday, May 17. Big brother and sister are Maddi and Carson. Grandparents are Deb and the late Terry Carter; great grandparents are Faye and Roger Vedder. Congratulations to these families.


The Lincoln Libraries Children’s Reading program will begin on June 5 at the Bennet Community Church and continue every Wednesday through July.


Quote for the week: “A hug is the perfect gift. One size fits all and no one minds if you exchange it.”





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