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Happenings at Oakland Heights


Oakland Heights News by Nancy Silvey

We have a couple of residents celebrating birthdays , Lillian Mueller on January 28th and Janet Stofferahn on January 31st . Next week we have the monthly Resident Council meeting on Monday January 30th at 2:30 pm. On Tuesday January 31st is National Bubble Wrap day and we will be serving Donuts and coffee, and relieving some stress with popping of bubble wrap. We also are starting a new month and on Thursday is February 2nd, Ground Hog day we will be having some fun activities that day in observance.

Church Service for Sunday January 29th will be given by St. John Lutheran Church at 2:30 pm with a luncheon following service.

Activities for the week of Jan. 16th to Jan. 21st are as follows, reading with Jill, Manicures, Sing a Long, Game Day, Bingo the w/WOW, Reading Group, Bible Fellowship, Trivia Games,   Let’s Play Ball, Crafty Cooking, Friday Bingo, and Lawrence Walk.

Volunteers signing in last week were; Bonnie Fleischman, Kathy Rennerfeldt, Sue Beckner, Dani Moseman, and Di Ruwe.

 

 

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Winter Weather Advisory


..MIXED WINTRY PRECIPITATION FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY, THEN SHARPLY
COLDER...

.A STRONG WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING A MIX OF FREEZING DRIZZLE AND
SNOW TO THE AREA FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. THEN SHARPLY COLDER
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY. LIGHT ICING
ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED FRIDAY, ALONG WITH 1 TO 5 INCHES OF
SNOW THROUGH SATURDAY. SOME BLOWING SNOW COULD ALSO DEVELOP WITH
REDUCED VISIBILITY, THEN WIND CHILLS DROP TO 15 TO 30 BELOW ZERO
SATURDAY INTO EARLY SUNDAY.


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INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ONAWA...MAPLETON...MISSOURI VALLEY...

WOODBINE...LOGAN...DUNLAP...HARLAN...COUNCIL BLUFFS...PENDER...

MACY...WALTHILL...WINNEBAGO...WEST POINT...WISNER...TEKAMAH...

OAKLAND...LYONS...DECATUR...COLUMBUS...SCHUYLER...FREMONT...

BLAIR...DAVID CITY...WAHOO...ASHLAND...YUTAN...OMAHA...BELLEVUE...

PAPILLION...LA VISTA
346 PM CST THU DEC 15 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM FRIDAY TO NOON CST
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING DRIZZLE AND SNOW...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 9 AM FRIDAY TO NOON CST SATURDAY.

* TIMING...DRIZZLE DEVELOPS FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUES THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING. SOME SLEET COULD ALSO OCCUR. DRIZZLE CHANGES
OVER TO SNOW LATE FRIDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUES THROUGH MIDDAY
SATURDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT...SURFACE TEMPERATURES WILL BE BELOW FREEZING, THUS
LIGHT ICING ACCUMULATIONS CAN BE EXPECTED. WHEN SNOW DEVELOPS,
NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 30 MPH COULD CREATE AREAS OF
BLOWING SNOW. 

* OTHER IMPACTS...UNTREATED ROADS, SIDEWALKS, PARKING LOTS,
BRIDGES, AND OVERPASSES WILL BECOME ICY WITH A THIN GLAZE.

TRAVEL MAY BE IMPACTED. WIND CHILLS DROP TO 15 TO 20 BELOW LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW, SLEET, OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES, AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

News From Bancroft Senior Center


 

Bancroft Senior Center News by Connie Bargmann

*If you are 60+ and need information on programs designed to help keep you stay in

your home longer or if you need legal help, contact Connie at 402-648- 3387 or in the

evening at 402-648- 7648. There are no membership fees or attendance requirements and

new faces are always welcome.

* We have the following medical equipment to loan out on an as need basis, wheel

chair, bath seats, toilet seat riser and portable toilet chair, crutches or walkers. Call 402-

648-3387 during office hours.

Meals on Wheels

*Would you like to get Meals on Wheels? Anyone over the age of 60 years and lives

within the city limits are eligible for these meals. You may sign up anytime for the Meals

on Wheels program; you can get the meals delivered however many times you want them

each week. You must call 402-687- 2332 before 8:30 a.m. if you want a meal that day.

The suggested donation for the meals is $4.00.

Weekly Activities:

Wed. Dec. 14: No melody chimes practice. Coffee time at 9:00 a.m. We will play

Christmas bingo at 2:00 p.m.

Thurs. Dec. 15: Tai Chi class at 9:30 a.m. serving rolls and coffee from 9 – 11 a.m.

Walking ex. at 10:30 a.m. FROG ex. that will help improve your balance 1:00 p.m. Sign

up to play in the pitch tournament at 1:30 p.m.

Fri. Dec. 16: Join us for coffee at 9:00 a.m. The legal aid attorney will be at the center at

1:00 p,m, to help you with any legal questions you might be having. She will give a short

presentation at 1:30 p.m. before the birthday party begins.

Mon. Dec.19: The caregiver support group will meet at 12:30 for lunch and then proceed

with rest of the activities; all caregivers are invited to come, call and let the manager

know that you are planning to participate.

Tues. Dec. 20: Tai Chi class at 9:30 a.m. Coffee time at 10:00 a.m. and walking exercises

at 10:30 p.m. Sign up to play in the pitch tournament at 1:30 p.m.

Wed. Dec. 21: No chime practice today. Coffee time at 9:00 a.m. The Christmas party

will be today at 2:00 p.m.

News From Bancroft Senior Center


By Connie Bargmann

Bancroft Senior Center News

*If you are 60+ and need information on programs designed to help keep you stay in your home longer or if you need legal help, contact Connie at 402-648-3387 or in the evening at 402-648-7648. There are no membership fees or attendance requirements and new faces are always welcome.

* We have the following medical equipment to loan out on an as need basis, wheel chair, bath seats, toilet seat riser and portable toilet chair, crutches or walkers. Call 402-648-3387 during office hours.

Meals on Wheels

*Would you like to get Meals on Wheels? Anyone over the age of 60 years and lives within the city limits are eligible for these meals. You may sign up anytime for the Meals on Wheels program; you can get the meals delivered however many times you want them each week. You must call 402-687-2332 before 8:30 a.m. if you want a meal that day. The suggested donation for the meals is $4.00.

 

Weekly Activities:

Wed. Nov. 16: Melody chimers will practice at 9:00 a.m. Coffee time 10:15 a.m. FROG ex. at 1:30 p.m. Come and play bingo with us at 2:00 p.m.

Thurs. Nov. 17: Tai Chi class at 9:30 a.m. and walking club at 10:40 a.m. Rolls and coffee from 9-11 a.m. If you would like to play 5-handed pinochle today at 1:30 p.m., please sign up.

Fri. Nov.18: Monthly birthday party is today at 1:30 p.m. Lunch is served at about 3:30 p.m. All our friends are invited to the party.

Mon. November 21: The caregiver support group meets today at 2:00 p.m. Our guest speaker is Barb Fancher from the Area Agency on Aging. We welcome you to attend.

Tues. Nov. 22: Tai Chi class at 9:30 a.m. Coffee time at 10:00 a.m. and walking exercises at 10:30 p.m. Free blood pressure clinic starts at 11:40. Make your reservations to eat with us today; we will be serving a roast beef dinner. Cards will be played after lunch.

Wed. Nov. 23: Melody chimers will practice at 9:00 p.m. Coffee times at 10:15 a.m. FROG ex. at 1:00 p.m. Come and play Skip-Bo at 1:30 p.m.

Thurs. Nov. 24: Happy Thanksgiving. The center is closed today.

 

Dale Oscar Johnson, 88, of Oakland NE


Dale Oscar Johnson was born to Oscar and Frieda (Prawitz) Johnson in Oakland, Nebraska on September 24, 1928. He passed away November 13, 2016 at Premier Estates of Fremont in Fremont, Nebraska, at the age of 88 years.

Dale was raised in Oakland, and graduated from Oakland High School, where he was a star athlete in football, basketball and baseball.

He married Jeanette Carson on October 12, 1950. Together they raised four daughters; Kristie, Janelle, Marla and Lynnette. Dale and Jeanette were long-time members of First United Methodist Church in Oakland. They were active members of Golden Oaks Senior Center in Oakland.

Dale made his career as a linotype and printing press operator, working in Oakland, Lyons, West Point and Walthill for many years. Following his retirement, he was co-owner of Dime Store Days antique mall in Fremont until 2012.

Dale was an extraordinary gardener, perennially winning blue ribbons for his vegetables and flowers. It will be difficult to find a warmer, more genuine and friendly man, and he will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gene; sister, Betty and son-in-law, James Peterson.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jeanette; brother, James (Joanne) Johnson of Lyons; sister-in-law, Bonnie (Morris) Fleischman of Oakland; daughters, Kristie (Patrick) Peters of Crystal, MN, Janelle (Tom) VanScoy, Marla Peterson and Lynnette (Curt) Goracke all of Fremont; granddaughters, Heather (Bob) Batt, Brooke (Chris) Goracke, Haley (Tom) Fruen, Emily Perina, Celia (Jakob) Peters; grandsons, Jason (Darcy) Martin, Seth Perina, Andrew (Brittney) Perina, Spencer (Jodee) Goracke, Joseph Peters; eleven great grandchildren, Gabi, Josh, Devin, Ellis, Carter, Reese, Cain, James, Drew, Addison, Rayne, Mason; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The Funeral Service is Thurs., Nov. 17th at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Oakland NE.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Burial is in the Oakland Cemetery.

Memorial Contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska, 11711 Arbor Street, Suite 110, Omaha NE 68144.

Dale Johnson

Dale Johnson

A Minute With The Mayor, Andy Fuston — Kat Country Hub


By Lyons Mayor, Andy Fuston Football and volleyball season is finally here! Nebraska is off to a great start. What a win Saturday against Oregon! The Wolverines hard work isn’t necessarily reflected in the win/loss column but it takes time to get use to integrating two teams under one scheme and then playing in a […]

via A Minute With The Mayor, Andy Fuston — Kat Country Hub

The Beauty of Water, Land and Sky


dsc08388A view from our boat at Summit Lake near Tekamah, NE. The beauty of the water, land and sky all in on picture! Photo Credit/ Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Caregiver and Support Group to Meet


The monthly Caregiver Support Group will meet at the Bancroft Senior Center, Monday, September 19 at 2:00 p.m. We discuss a variety of topics at these meetings. The personal information shared by the caregivers, during the meeting, is kept confidential. All caregivers are invited to attend.

 

Happenings at Oakland Heights


Oakland Heights News by Nancy Silvey

We had a nice Grandparents Day potluck this past Sunday it was nice to see everyone here. Residents are looking forward to the Waffle Supper that is coming up on Thursday September 15th at 5:30 pm. Kick off time for Saturday September 17th Nebraska Football game is at 11:30 am on ABC. Next week we are celebrating fall with a Apple Jack Party on Thursday September 22nd at 2:30 pm. We have several residents celebrating birthdays this week and next, Jene Hightree on Sept. 16, Lorna Olson celebrates her 101st Birthday on September 19th and Dale Johnson on Sept. 24th.

Church Service for Sunday September 18th will be given by Craig/Alder Grove Church at 2:30 pm with a luncheon following. On Monday September 19th at 2:30 pm is Communion with First Lutheran Church.

Activities for the week of Sept 19th to Sept 24 th are as follows, Reading with Jill, Manicures, Sing a Long, Game Day, Bingo the w/Salem, Reading Group, Bible Fellowship,   Let’s Play Ball, Crafty Cooking, Friday Bingo, Saturday morning video, and Lawrence Walk.

Volunteers signing in last week were; Judy Nelson, Betty Hanna, Mary Donavan, Anne Anderson, Marge Maller, Bonnie Fleischman, Di Ruwe, Dani Moseman, Nadine Anderson, Sly Rouse, and Pat Anderson.

 

 

 

 

Mary Ann Method, 98, of Tekamah NE


Mary Ann (Blackwell) Method was born May 26, 1918 to Jesse and Clara (Kroehler) Blackwell in Omaha, Nebraska. She passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair, Nebraska, at the age of 98 years.

Mary Ann graduated from North High School, in Omaha, in 1936. In high school, she was the girls’ ping-pong champion. She attended business school, and prior to marriage, worked for Guaranteed Mutual.

Mary Ann married George William Method November 28, 1943. They lived on a farm in Burt County, in the Quinnebaugh Township, all their married life. Mary Ann, a city girl, adjusted quickly to being a farmer’s wife. To this union, five children were born; Barbara, Eileen, Linda, Marilee and Bill. Following the death of her husband on January 26, 1980, she remained on the farm, while her son farmed. In 1986 she moved to Tekamah, Nebraska.

She was an active member of the Riverside Baptist Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher, pianist and secretary. She was a 50 year Eastern Star member, having served as Worthy Matron in Decatur, Nebraska. She was active in the Extension Club. She served on the Board of the Chatt Senior Center. She loved everyone and enjoyed her grandchildren, dancing, reading and playing cards.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; grandchildren, Janelle and Derek Curtis.

She is survived by her children, Barbara (David) Anderson of Watsonville, CA, Eileen (Jerry) Klindt of Anthon, IA, Linda (Richard) Curtis of Chittenango, NY, Marilee (Russell) Jensen of Omaha, Bill (Laurel) Method of Decatur; grandchildren, Angela (Rodrigo) Enriquez of San Francisco, CA, Kurt Anderson of Santa Cruz, CA, Lisa (Scott) Dulitz of Shawnee, KS, Jason (Nichole) Klindt of Kansas City, MO, Ryan (Andrea) Curtis of Syracuse, NY, Kimberly (Greg) Palmer of Omaha, Lori (Joe) Felstow of Omaha, Jessica (Drew) Iverson of Huron, SD, Andrew Method of Raleigh, NC, Derek Method of Decatur; sister, Donna Beth Head of San Marcos, CA; eight great grandchildren and one on the way.

Visitation will be Thurs., Sept. 15th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah. Family will be receiving friends during this time with Eastern Star Service at 7:00 p.m.

The Funeral Service is Fri., Sept. 16th at 10:30 a.m. at Riverside Baptist Church.

Burial is in the Tekamah Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for designation at a later time.

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Mary Ann Method

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