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Rich Flegle gave the message “What Lies Ahead” to Green Methodist on April 3. The weekend was again very busy in Green!

On Saturday, the ladies of our church welcomed the Easterberg family to the Green Community Christian Center. The reunion was to honor Doug Easterberg who recently passed away. It was great to see so many Easterbergs in green again! Later in the afternoon, family members visited the Green Cemetery.

On Sunday 3rd April the Green Cafe was so busy there was a queue for quite a while. I was happy to bring my buffet meal to the museum, so I didn’t have to wait for a table! Enjoyed talking with museum visitors while enjoying a delicious meal. At the same time, across the street from the cafe, eggs were being hidden for the Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Methodist Church and the Town of Green. The Easter Bunny was in town for the event which added so much fun to the afternoon!

Pastor Lillian Flegle told the children about the story of the Easter Bunny and the Easter Eggs before the hunt officially started. Good times in the green!

The Green Christian School will present its Easter program on April 21 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to this special event.

Green Rural High School is planning a May 7 meeting at the Green Community Christian Center.

The organizers say this will be the last meeting so we hope anyone who wants to come can. There will be coffee at 10:30 a.m. and lunch at 12:30 p.m. Save the date and watch the Green News for details.

Green Revitalization Organization is planning a work day on Saturday, April 23 at North of Green Park. We need people with chain saws, pruners, stump grinders and trucks. Everyone is welcome to come and help. Our plan is to restore this beautiful park to what it was when the old settlers’ picnics took place there!

In honor of the Easterberg family, I’ve shared a photo of the canoe where John Olaf Easterberg and his wife Martha began their married life in 1892. I believe it’s in the Mayday area north and east is from Green and it is still there today. John Olaf was very talented and worked laying stones for buildings and fences. He was a gifted violinist and sometimes gave lessons. It’s possible the name was Olson in Sweden and they changed it because there were so many Olsons here already. If you’ve read the Green News, you know I featured the Easterberg family on March 5 and 12, 2021.

I never met John Olaf Easterberg but I certainly remember Fred Easterberg! Fred had many talents, including blacksmithing, baseball, and shooting. At the Green Museum, we have a truck cart from the Farmer store in Green given to us by Wendell Eggerman. When we received the gift, Wendell said the forks on this cart were made by Fred Easterberg and could hold anything!

Send your news from today and yesterday to bevcaley@gmail.com or by mail to 2119 21st Road, Green, KS 67447.

The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:7

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