brought to you by: Mrs. Abby Folck’s Second Graders
This year, I help my mom with dishes. I would like if you sent a big bag of food to my dog. It did not bark at night. She did not poop in the house. She did not bite me. Do you have time to do everything. Rood of you to cum in with yer boots inside.
This year, I was good with Jose. I would like if you sent food to poor peapel. They don’t have a house. They don’t have food. Thakuoy for the gift.
This year, I help my friend pick up has BukBen. I want you to breing mom tickets. She cleans my room and makes food. How did you go around the world?
This year, I gave some one thair quortor in bingo wen it fell. I would lik if you sent a deerk lisens to Marshall. He let me go to his sleep over. Next he was a good sport on a bet win he lost. Are you emortel?
This year, I was good because I never got yelled. I would like you to sent a racoon toy to Duke. He hasn’t jumped on my sister in a while. He is a friendly dog. Are you sleepy or not?
This year, I’ve been good by doing choirs when mom hurt her neck. I would like if you sent money to poor people. They do not have much money. Next they don’t have much toys. Thank you and thank you for eating the cookies, and fed the raindeers carrots!
This year I was nice to Grace! I would like it if you sent play doh to Gracie. She does her homework. She does her chores. She is the best cousin ever!! Do you really have a rain deer named rudolph? Thank you for eating the cookies.
This year, I play with my brother this year I would like if you sent erasers and pencil to Mrs Folck. She nice. She is always fun. Thank you for giving me my gifts.
This year, I cleaned my room and fed my dog. I would like if you sent a heater to my Nana. She dosn’t have a heater. Next, she is really cold. Last, she need a heater for winter or she’ll freeze. Do you have dogs as raindeer?
This year, I stood up for someone. I would like if hyou sent a gymnast bar to Piper. Piper shares with parker. Piper gives toys away. Do you have 7 raindeer? Thank you and have a good year.
This year I have not ben on red. I would like if you sent a hamer. He works all day. He takes of me and my family. Is it trow coal gets to dry for the slay. Thank you for eating my cookies and milk.
This year, I helped Kennedy went she got hout went a ball hit her in the face. I would like if you sent dry erase markers to Mrs. Folck. She lets my class play on gonoodle. Can you remember all of the chiden in the holt wid wold?
Charleigh Jae Mach
This year, I havn’t been mean. I would like if you sent toys and a blanket that says baby J. Next, Baby J. doesn’t yell at me. Do you, give noddy kids black coles for Christmas? Thank you, for giveing me a lot of presents.
Eliza Guillermina Pena
This year, I will be a friend with my frend. I would like if you sent rill dog food to my dog. My dog lises to my hole flamily. He doesn’t poop in the hous. Do you have more reindeer then we think?
This yeear I helped play ball! I would like if you sent a ball that sqeeks to sissy. Sissy is nice to us and playful. Sissy likes to gard the house and play. Sissy likes us all. How do you go throu the chime ore the door with being so quit?
Thi year, I been to my mom and sister and dad. I would like if you sent a big bone to Callie. She works really heard when it is work time for her. She is loney. She is a good dog. I hope your flight goes well.
This year, I have ben good becuse I have never have ben on red. I would lik if you sent a pink eraiser to mrs. folf. She teatches me science. Do you like snow? Thank you and please eat my cookes.
This year, I ben nis to my Jose my fren. I would like if you sent a acan to my dad. He takes us fishing. He works for us. How mean gift do you give? Thank you for the gift.
This year I meck nu frends. I would like if you sent a ball Naile. They she lox me Sher.
This year I wash the dishes for my mom when she was gone. I would like if you sent a bike. He does his chores in the morning. He does homework at home. I saw him at the fair in Bloomfield. How many does it get to all of the houses? Thank you.
This year, I been really good. I would like if you sent letters to soldiers. They are away from their families and could use some cheering up. Next, They protect me from harm. Last, they need some love so they can survive. Do you like soldiers or not? Thank you and Santa I hope you can do it.
This year, I ben good to my friends and family. I would like if you sent a vollyball to Grace. She is nice to her family. She spend time with me. Do you like the cookies they gave you. Thank you and your reindeer for not waking me up.
On Sunday December 9th, the youth of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lindy visited the Good Samaritan Center and Sunset View Assisted Living and sang Christmas carols to residents. The carolers are: Left to right: Tina Sage (Sponsor), Makenna Guenther, Rev. Dr. Thomas E. Jacobson, Jarrin Sage, Elliot Olson, Stran Sage, Tatum Olson, and Paige Poppe (Sponsor). Merry Christmas from Good Shepherd!
Farmers and Merchants State Bank in Bloomfield donated $40,000 to the Veterans Memorial on Monday.
This brings the total donations closer to the goal Joe Skrivan set for the memorial.
"It will take $200,000 to do everything we have planned for the memorial," said Skrivan.
An additional $20,000 will be raised for future etching of names and other upkeep. Skrivan has planned every detail.
According to him, Farmers and Merchants State Bank's generous donation has helped enormously and brought the total close to $200,000. Skrivan is hopeful after one more big push the final goal of $220,000 will be reached.
Names are still being accepted for the memorial as well. Skrivan hopes to order stones after the first of the year.
"We want to make every effort to get the names of as many veterans as we can," he said.
Skrivan can be reached at 402-373-2330 or firstname.lastname@example.org if relatives of veterans would like to relay names.
Names and donations can be sent to P.O. Box 367 Bloomfield, NE 68718. Checks can be made out to the City of Bloomfield and "Veterans Memorial" should be written in the memo.
Every dollar counts, and it is all appreciated," Skrivan said.
Bloomfield's Santa Day was filled with fun. There was a craft show and gingerbread house making at the high school, Santa pictures at the elementary school and a lunch benefit for Bentley Mlady at the community center.
When Amber Endres opened Fieldcrest Market and Greenhouse in August, she was hoping she could turn it into a year-round out.
Endres hosted a fall open house with a DIY porch pot class and at the time, she was hoping to have enough interest to do another one in winter. She was pleasantly surprised in the amount interested in the events.
The winter open house was scheduled for Dec. 1, but like many other events that weekend, it had to be rescheduled due to the snow storm. Not having an indoor space Endres had booked the Bloomfield Community Center for the only other date open, Dec. 7.
"I think it was a little slow, but considering the postponement due to the storm, and it being on a Friday, we still had the majority of those signed up for the class able to attend," Endres said.
The open house consisted of the DIY porch pot class as well as pre made porch pots, succulents, “Charlie Brown trees,” ornaments, signs and many goods made by local producers. Items such as sweet corn leaf tea, spices and seasonings, sauces and spreads, even candies all made right here in Nebraska made their debut at the open house.
Endres had many people participate in the porch pot class and it was enjoyed by everyone. A variety of pots were provided or could be brought in to fill.
She had previously cut greenery, twigs and birch and loaded them into a trailer, where customers could then pick out exactly what they wanted in their pots. Participants also learned how to make a big, beautiful bow and pick
between some ller such as berries and pinecones to add some flair to their pots.
Endres is careful to introduce new, fun things to the community without taking anything away from businesses already here. Christmas wreaths were something she chose not to pursue because she does not wish to compete. She also keeps a close eye on what others are doing so she can bring different things to the table.
She hopes to keep introducing new events such as painting or craft classes during the colder months. Fieldcrest Market and Greenhouse facebook page will post any upcoming events.
Endres plans to possibly do a spring open house. Her busy season will pick up in mid April when the
she can get plants in the greenhouse. Until then, Endres can be found this Saturday at the Santa Day Craft Fair at the school from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more photos of the event and keep up with upcoming events, visit: https://www.facebook.com/fieldcrestmarket/?ref=br_tf&epa=SEARCH_BOX
The Bloomfield One Act team made its first state appearance in the Class D1 State Play Production Championships in Norfolk on Wednesday afternoon. They performed "Conflict," under the direction of Lee Ann Runyon.
Three outstanding actor awards were presented to Bloomfield cast members: Braden Eisenhauer, Ella McFarland and Will Fehringer.
The Bloomfield team received sixth place overall for Class D1. First place went to Humphrey St. Francis and Pawnee City earned runner up.
The Bloomfield elementary performed their program, "Christmas Karaoke," on Thursday afternoon prior to their evening performance.
Check out some of the photos from the performance
On Thursday, Nov. 29, many met at the Bloomfield Post Office to see Shirley Cunningham formally installed into the Bloomfield Post office.
Cunningham started as a clerk in Bloomfield and held the position for 12 years from 1992 to 2005. From there, she became the postmaster of Fordice and stayed there for three years. After Fordice, she became the postmaster in Crofton for 10 years.
“Feels like coming home,” Cunningham said.
The friendly, light hearted swearing in of Cunningham was filled with friends and co-workers past and present.
The Manager of Post Office Operations, or area manager, read one of the Post Offices unofficial slogans aloud.
“Messenger of sympathy and love, servant of parted friends, counselor of the lonely, bond of the scattered family,enlarger of the common life, carrier of news and knowledge, instrument of trade and industry, promoter of mutual acquaintance of peace and goodwill among men and nations,” she said.
The slogan really translates what anyone working in the postal service does on a day to day basis.
Cunningham put her hand on the Bible as she swore to handle the mail with care, to conduct herself in the highest possible manner, and keep the integrity of the office and the postal service as a whole intact.
A typical Christmas tree is covered with ornaments, the more the better. This special tree, however, breaks all the rules. The more bare this tree gets, the happier everyone becomes.
The “Tree of Love” is a collaboration between the Bloomfield’s assisted living and nursing homes as well as the bakery. This tree adorns ornaments with a number and a wishlist attached. Each number is paired with someone living at one of these homes.
The Bloomfield Bakery has been home to the “Tree of Love” for about five years now. When owners, Pam and Deland Reynolds, took over the bakery, they wanted to get involved in Toys For Tots.
There are many programs in place that focus on giving presents to children through the county such as the Giving Tree at St. Marks Lutheran Church.
According to Pam Reynolds, she felt there was some overlap and both her and her husband wanted to help another cause.
Reynolds believes the tree originated at the Quickstop. When it closed, the tree went to Tier One Bank. The Reynolds took the responsibility of the tree after the bank closed.
They were extremely happy to be able to help the folks from the nursing home, who maybe don’t have family left in town or are just in need of some things.
The tags have suggestions for each person ranging from fun little things like a book or hard candy to the necessities like socks and sweatshirts.
“A popular suggestion for the ladies is a hairdresser gift certificate to get their hair done,” Reynolds said.
Good Samaritan takes the time to ask the residents what they are in need of and provides the lists and then the bakery makes the ornaments that adorn the tree. Once someone takes a tag they are asked to leave contact information. Once they purchase a gift they may bring the gift back to the bakery.
“A couple people asked about the tree last week, before we had it set up,” Reynolds said. Bakery visitors were inquiring about the tree a week before it was set up and showing interest.
She noted how this is a good sign.
“Pretty much every year all the tags are gone,” she said.
Youth groups are the largest contributor in taking the ornaments and providing gifts but there are many donors in the community.
“Someone came from Michael Foods one year and took a bunch of them,” Reynolds said.
According to her, she hung over 40 ornaments on the tree meaning there are over 40 numbers on the tree to be taken.
For anyone interested in helping give a gift, the ornaments are now available displayed on the tree at the Bakery. Grab a tag with a wishlist, leave your name and bring a gift back to the bakery by Dec. 18.
When all the gifts make their way back to the bakery and get delivered to Good Sam, they get to celebrate with Santa Day. Santa visits to hand out all the gifts received.