Firth Community News

By Peg Reutzel (402) 791-3034 - May 25, 2017

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After a couple of more inches of rain, we are all ready for sunshine. Now, I said sunshine, not 100 degrees of hot heat! I think we are safe as the extended forecast showed several days in the 70s.


Today is Monday, the last day of school at Norris. Graduation ceremony is over. The kids are ready for summer. By the way, the splash pad in the park is scheduled to open on Memorial Day weekend. If your kids didn’t get to try it last year, be sure to bring them this summer.


Living Life Reformed Church celebrated their Norris high school graduates last Sunday. We wish the best to: Michael Anderson, Iyleigh Boden, Josh Gottwald, Chester Maendele, Hayley Schroeder, Josh Starr, Kyle TerMaat and Marcus Thimm. Drew Vandergriend, a Southwest High graduate, was also honored. Congratulations to all the other graduates in the Firth area as well.


Due to Memorial Day on the 29th, Senior Diners will not be meeting. The regular meetings and times will resume on June 5.


Birthday celebrations for the this week are: Abby Faz (26th); Reagen Siebrandt, Maddie Starr, Valerie Silvia (28th); Audra Lefferdink, Ryley LaVene (29th); Grant Goulding, Chris Hilkemann (30th); Lynn Gana, Emily Starr (31st); and Thunder Carlson (June 1).


Happy anniversary to these couples: Jacob and Megan Hickey (26th);  Ray and Marian Mulder (30th); and Dave and Suzi Oltman (June 1).


I keep seeing ads for Red Nose Day on the 25th and wondered what this is about. This is a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc., a registered public charity. Red Nose Day launched in the US in 2015, dedicated to ending child poverty, both in the US and in some of the poorest communities in the world. Globally, Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion since its launch in the UK in 1988. If you see people with a red nose on, you will know why. Or get your own at a popular drugstore chain.


Memorial Day is being celebrated this weekend. This is observed to honor the men and women who died while serving in our military. It was originally known as Decoration Day. We also honor our loved ones who have passed before us. The cemeteries are decorated with beautiful flowers and flags. It is worth the time and effort to do this so keep this on your weekend agenda.


Always remember we are home of the free because of the brave.







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