The Otoe County Genealogical Society will hold its December 8th meeting at the Unadilla Community Library at 770 'G' Street in Unadilla, Nebraska at 7:00pm. Our guest speaker will be Raymond "Chuck" Waymire, who will give a presentation on “Scottish Genealogical Research.” Mr. Waymire is of Scottish descent and is the author of 5 genealogical reference books. So if you have Scottish ancestors, Mr. Waymire will have some helpful guidance and suggested tools for you to use in your research!
President/Otoe County Genealogical Society
4-H Members and Leaders Recognized
Over 135 4-H members, leaders, parents, guests and extension staff celebrated “Learn, Laugh & Grow”; recognizing outstanding accomplishments and 2011 achievements at the annual Achievement Party on Sunday, November 6, at the Expo Building on the Cass County fairgrounds.
This annual event included an afternoon hot dog roast sponsored by the Cass County Bankers Association and awards sponsored by the Cass County Bankers Association, Meeske Hardware, Cass County 4-H Council and Nebraska 4-H Foundation.
Current 4-H Council Members recognized were: (Youth) Alex Abbott, Micah Bolin, Jessica Branson, Matt Griffin, Delayne Martin, Jill McLaughlin, Rachel Morton, Savannah Schafer, Lauren Sparks; (Adults) Lynn Dowding, Kim Griffin, Debbie Hennessy, Shane Hennessy, Stephanie Schafer, Linda Sparks, Gary Stander, Renee’ Hart Thakur, Doug Wehrbein. Outgoing 4-H Council Members recognized for service were all youth and Lynn Dowding, Kim Griffin and Renee’ Hart Thakur.
Adult 4-H Council members elected for a three year term were Lynn Dowding, Kim Griffin and Renee’ Hart Thakur. Youth 4-H Council members elected for a one year term were Micah Bolin, Tara Bornemeier, Matt Griffin, Justin Hennessy, Michaela Horn, Elizabeth Rice, Savannah Schafer, Lauren Sparks, Abby Wehrbein.
Receiving special recognition for years of service as leaders in the 4-H program were: Corky Thomassen (25 years); Carol Bley, David Knabe, Lori Koutecky, Lori Pankonin, Kim Scholting (20 years); Debbie Hennessy, Susan Knabe, Rick Koutecky, Meri Lynn Pehrson, Kim Stone ( 15 years). Five year pins were given for leader recognition to Charity Baker, Kathrena Dettman, Timothy Dettman, Lori Spohr, Kasey Vance, Stephanie Wolcott, Debra Zoucha and two year ribbons to Amelila Gredys, Jeff Neumeister, Jeannie Nickels, Renee’ Hart Thakur.
Kim Griffin, co-leader for the Tomorrow’s Producers 4-H Club, was awarded the Olga Livers Outstanding 4-H Leader Award.
Leader appreciation gifts were provided by the Cass County 4-H Council to all organizational and project leaders.
4-H members receiving Gold Membership pins (over twelve years): Timothy Brown, Taylor Fleischman, Tyler Fleischman, Matthew Lubben, Katherine Reiss, Amanda Slafter; Silver Membership pins (twelve years): Clint Bornemeier, Phillip Brown, Julia Freeburg, Marshall Keil, Delayne Martin, Rachel Parsons, Laurel Reiss, Emilee Smith, Georgia Stawniak, Samantha Thomassen, Derick Vogt, Sarah Warga, Abigail Wehrbein; Bronze Membership pins (ten years): Alicia Bailey, Allie Bird, Jerry Bockman, Tanner Bornemeier, Tara Bornemeier, Kristen Bramhall, Grace Brown, Matthew Griffin, Brittany Hauschild, Tanner Justesen, Lindsey Krause, Devanne Martin, Charlotte Miller, Lindsey Mills, Jamie Nickeson, Brandon Pehrson, Caleb Reiss, Shelby Rohlff, Emily Rohrbough, Serena Rohrbough, Savannah Schafer, Mirissa Scholting, Jenna Schroeder, Wade Sexton, Darion Stohlmann, Kooper Stohlmann, Dylan Sutton, Andrea Tesarek, Katelyn Thoms, Sydney Todd, Brianna Westover. Clover Kids and first year members were recognized with first year pins.
Clubs recognized for Community Service and receiving medals were: 4-H Believers, Cass County Creative Cats, Conestoga Clovers, Country Crickets, Fairland Giants, Nehawka Swine, Plattsmouth Diversity, Southern Cass Sowers, Tomorrow’s Producers, Triple B, Weeping Water Whiz Kidz, 4-H Western Feeders.
Above: Diamond Clover Awards 2011
Above: High Point Awards 2011
Above: Non-Traditional Awards 2011
Above: Outstanding Leader 2011
Plattsmouth Public Library
Community Sustaining Sponsors 2011