Bennet Community News

By Marilyn Schreiner (402) 782-2965 - April 20, 2017

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The Easter weekend was beautiful and I hope everyone had a good day. The flowers are so pretty and the trees are in full bloom. It is sort of hard on the people with allergies but it will get better.


People celebrating birthdays this coming week will be: Kelsey Haight, Kaelan Brooks, Kara Steward and Peggy McClain. Celebrating anniversaries will be: Glenn and Barb Schreiner, Gary and Pam Brooks, Jerry and Beverly Ptacek, Duncan and Grace Ellis and Mr. and Mrs. Corey Roeder. Congratulations to all of them on their special day.


The Senior Diners met on Tuesday and enjoyed a meal of smothered chicken breast and baby bakers with fresh fruit for dessert. Their entertainment was a “Person, Place Or Thing” game at 1 p.m. On Thursday they had a Sloppy Joe on a bun with fresh fruit for dessert. They had a presentation by Susan Keese from Aging Partners titled “Heart Healthy Food.” They received a handout from Denise Boyd, RD from Aging Partners titled “What Does it all Mean? Understanding Food Packaging and Nutrient Claims.”


On Thursday, April 11, Bennet Seniors Janella Ell, Roger and Faye Vedder, Firth Seniors Don and Doris Foster and Millie Osten, Waverly Senior Eunice Hagaman, Hickman Senior Dan Harrah, Panama Senior Dick Hunt and the rural manager, Paula Chamberlain, went to the Cotner Center for a fried chicken dinner and enjoyed a show by Bill Chrastil. It was a tribute to the greats of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, including Elvis, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and others. It was a great show.


Our community was saddened with the death of Jean Bouse Gee who passed away on April 12 in Council Bluffs, where she had been living to be close to her daughter. Jean was married to her high school sweetheart in 1945 and they raised three children – David, Tom and Jane. When Charlie passed away Jean married Franklin Gee. Jean loved to sew and made a lot of “Raggedy Anns and Andys.” She gave them away to many of her friends. Jean will be missed by all who knew her and her many friends.


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