High School Mission Team From Kansas Blessed Oakland with 24 Hours of Assistance


A high school mission team from Southwoods Christian Church in Overland Park Kansas blessed Oakland with 24 hours of their presence today while on a trip they call “Destination Unknown”.

Each evening they draw a number out of a hat for the number of miles to travel and out of another hat they draw a direction. The following morning they head that way and when they arrive in that town they try to find service work to do and lodging if possible, or they camp at a nearby campground.

While in Oakland the Golden Oaks Senior Center played host, providing space in their air-conditioned building for sleep and meals. The young people mowed a resident’s lawn; trimmed bushes and pulled weeds at Oakland-Craig high school; primed and painted the stone figures at Four Trees Park; trimmed a residents tall bushes and helped with an electrical garage door, assisted the Itty-bitty shop my moving furniture and boxes.
The group would like to thank the generosity from Nelson’s Food pride, Flip Flop Farm Gurl, “Doc” Charlie Seagren, and Bob and LaVonne Martin.
“Like God always does, while we were trying to be a blessing we got blessed back abundantly”

Golden Oaks Closed


Golden Oaks Senior Center in Oakland will be closed tomorrow, January 17th, due to the weather.

Golden Oaks Senior Center Closed


Golden Oaks Senior Center in Oakland is closed until Monday, May 16th due to construction. 

Peter O. Schmidt, 81, of Oakland NE


Peter O. Schmidt. age 81, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.  Funeral services will be  held Monday, February 1, 2016, at 11 a.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland with Rev. Mark Eldal officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery.  Visitation is on Sunday from 4-8 p.m., with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to service at the church.  Memorials are suggested the  Golden Oaks Center in Oakland.  Arrangements by Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland.

Peter was born December 1, 1934 in Oakland, Nebraska to Peter Carl and Ruth Marie (Schlichting) Schmidt. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Lyons, Nebraska. He was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland. He attended country school at Bertha and District 43. He also attended Oakland High School.

On January 30, 1954, Pete married Lois Jean Sorensen at the First English Lutheran Church in Russell, Minnesota. They made their home on the Schmidt family farm in rural Oakland where Pete farmed and worked at the Phillips 66 Station in Oakland and served with the Army National Guard in Fremont, Nebraska. In 1966 they moved to town and he started a corn shelling, custom combining, and trucking business. He trucked locally and over the road until he retired to care for Lois. After Lois passed, he continued doing seasonal trucking until his passing.

Pete enjoyed spending time with his family. He enjoyed his grandchildren and took pride in their accomplishments no matter how big or small. He enjoyed playing cards, spending time at the Golden Oaks Senior Center, and attending community activities.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois; father, Peter; mother and stepfather, Ruth and Joe Gunkel; grandson, Benjamin Schmidt.

Survivors include; sons, Randy (Mary) Schmidt of Cedar Falls, IA, Timothy (Rosa) Schmidt of Oakland; daughter Brenda (Kent) Andersen of Oakland; five grandchildren, Aleah Unwin of Omaha, Samuel Schmidt of Oakland, Kaleb (Luryn) Andersen of Oakland, Maxwell (Paige) Andersen of St. George KS, William Andersen of Oakland; three great grandchildren, Jacob Unwin, Olivia Unwin, Emersen Andersen all of Oakland; brothers, Klemens Schmidt of Austin TX, Paul (Alice) Schmidt of Cabot AR; sister, Joellen (John) Stoner of Marion IN; many nieces and nephews. He also held dear Mark and Jodi Peterson, and their children Lane, Johnna, and Kara.

Peter Schmidt

Peter Schmidt

Golden Oaks Closed


The Golden Oaks Senior Center in Oakland NE is closed today due to the inclement weather. 

Event at Golden Oaks Cancelled


The noon potluck to be held at Golden Oaks Senior Center in Oakland NE has been cancelled for today.

Golden Oaks Senior Center in Oakland NE Closed


The Golden Oaks Senior Center in Oakland NE is closed today due to the weather.

Golden Oaks Senior Center in Oakland Closed


The Golden Oaks Senior Center in Oakland NE is closed today due to the weather.

Golden Oaks Rummage Sale and Hot Dog Fundraiser


Golden Oaks Senior Center in Oakland NE will be having their annual rummage sale Thurs., April 30th from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and on Fri., May 1st from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Their Wimmers hot dog bar fundraiser is on Thurs., April 30th from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Golden Oaks News


Golden Oaks news by Jami Method

It is time for our annual “Chicken & Biscuit” Fundraiser. It will be on Sept. 16th from 11-1:00 and we will have takeouts available. Please join us for dinner.

We will begin the Medicare Part D enrollment process in October. The enrollment dates are Oct. 15th thru Dec. 7th. Please watch for more info next month or you may call us at 402-685-5146.

Happy birthday wishes this week go out to Wilmer Moseman on the 12th,Chuck Rogers on the 13th,Ed Hanna on the 15th.

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