Elmwood Newsletter -10-22-2014
It's finally happening! Early Imaginations Academy opens this week!
Chadd and Lindsey Bornemeier have worked really hard to renovate the antique store on the corner and change it into a bright and fun daycare. They finally received their license this week and will be open for business! Congratulations on your opening! We look forward to lots of news and updates of your adventures with the kiddos!!
Saturday was my day to work at Bits and Pieces. I always have so much fun working with Kurk and Kris Shrader and visiting with everyone who comes to shop. This time I decided it was time for more selfies with me! Everyone was thrilled.
Kurk and me.
Kris and me.
Gloria took a minute away from shopping to do a selfie with me.
Dawn and I stop laughing for just a minute to get this selfie. Love her shirt! That was a great trip to Carnegie Hall.
Suzie and me...love this lady so much!
After my Bits and Pieces shift I took off for a craft show at Clark Jeary in Lincoln. Joy Vidaurre invited me to the show. She had a booth and so did Angie Willey and Pat Spellman. Three great reasons to go! And of course, there were more selfies.
Me, Angie, and Ben...kinda.
Joy and me...true joys. lol!
Pat and me...she looks like she is up to something!
The ladies took a little time to have some fun with me but they were there to work. They all had great crafts. Just love to shop at their booths!
Joy's mom, Jo Snyder, came to help. Joy was sporting one of her scarves. I bought one of her bags. It is so cool!
Angie had all kinds of things from books to hair bows to crocheted hats. She is a very talented woman.
Pat has the coolest pictures in her Traveling Treasures. There are lights in these pictures. Just love them! If you ever get a chance to see these ladies and their crafts...say for example at the Elmwood Extravaganza on November 29th at the Red Cedar Lounge...be sure you go!
Bess Streeter Aldrich House to Display EM Students' Artwork
Art students from Elmwood Murdock High School will have their artwork displayed at the Bess Streeter Aldrich House during the month of October.
Art will be on display every Wed, Thu, Sat and Sun from 2-5 and all students with art displayed will get in free.
Stop in and have a tour and see the artwork!
Reserve Your Turkey Now for Thanksgiving!
Are you needing a turkey for your Thanksgiving dinner? The holidays are right around the corner and we’d like to help you get a head start on your holiday plans!
The Elmwood-Murdock Post Prom Committee is hosting a turkey fundraiser, in conjunction with Norbest. Purchase a 12, 16 or 20 pound turkey, and we will issue you a certificate to present to a local grocer for your holiday turkey.
Local elections are coming up...Tuesday, November 4th. Are you ready? Friday is the last day to register to vote. Contact the Cass County Election office website to register. Do you know where to go vote? Not sure if you are registered? Want to see if your absentee or provisional ballot has been counted yet? Click here for help and answers to your questions.
Welcome New Owners of the Red Cedar Lounge
The Nebraska Community Website Project is pleased to welcome the Red Cedar Lounge to our sponsorship. The Red Cedar Lounge has changed hands. We say Goodbye to Brad and Shannon Josoff and Hello to Rod and Cindy Meier and their partner Greg Arauza. They are just starting to figure out what they want to do but they know for sure they want to carry on what the Josoffs started and make it even better. They have added week night dinner specials and plan more menu changes. They will be having a Grand Opening on November 8th...more details to follow.
The menus will change...stand by for an update!
Monday was Taco Night! Yummy!
From Kevin Hynes
Five years ago, the Elmwood-Murdock High School administration and school board were approached with the idea of forming of a Cross Country team.
Four and a half years ago, the School Board voted to authorize cross country as a new team sport.
Four years ago last month, the very first Elmwood-Murdock Country team competed in its inaugural competition at the difficult Johnson County Central Cross Country Invitational.
On Friday, six students from Elmwood-Murdock High School w...ill become the first team in school history to compete in the State Cross Country Meet in Kearney, Neb. Among those runners will be two members of that inaugural team.
Good luck to Trevor and Patrick as you complete your preparations this week for what will be your final cross country meet of your high school careers. Your hard work, dedication, fortitude and leadership have placed the Elmwood-Murdock Cross Country program on solid ground.
And thank you to the Elmwood-Murdock High School administration and school board for taking a chance and helping make a dream become a reality.
A huge congratulations to the Elmwood-Murdock Senior High School Varsity Cross Country Team on taking home the runner up trophy at the district meet at Branched Oak Lake. They earned the school's first ever team spot at the State Cross Country Meet in Kearney. Congrats to Quinten Romero, Patrick Hynes, Trever Lockman, ?, Thomas Hynes, ?, and Coach Hall
Elmwood Murdock beat Weeping Water! It's always nice to win the Homecoming game! But the game is over and then the kids get down to what Homecoming is all about...the dance.
The 2014 Homecoming Court - Wyatt Stroy, Adana Merriweather, King Gary Ritnour, Queen Hannah Justesen, Trevor Lockman, and Brenna Backemeyer. Crown Bearers: Nolan Platt and Ellie Meyer
Two of the cutest Crown Bearers ever!
Just for fun there was a staff volleyball game last week. A good time was had by all!
The Hoops Are Complete!
Thanks to everyone who had a part in bringing this new basketball court to the Elmwood Park. It is used just about every night. I think I'm going to get my own basketball and head down there myself.
Adam and Levi Offner are shooting some hoops.
One of the new benches for spectators.
If you happen to be in Omaha on Thursday night stop in at the Village Inn on 78th and Dodge. A percent of every check will be donated to Nebraska Spina Bifida. As a mom of a child with spina bifida I appreciate everything that people do for us and for all the kids with spina bifida. It's not an easy life but Nebraska Spina Bifida does all it can to help the kids and families. We are very grateful for all the help we've received and for everyone who turns out for this fundraiser.
Hitchcock Based, “Wrong Window” Opens at Lofte
The hilarious Hitchcock-inspired farce, “ Wrong Window!” will open on the Lofte Community Theatre’s stage on October 11. The script is written by the successful writing team of Van Zandt and Milmore whose other works include “Love, Sex and the I.R.S.,” and “Suitehearts.”
New York couple Marnie and Jeff think their neighbor has killed his wife. However, the woman’s body soon disappears and the bumbling witnesses sneak into the cross-courtyard apartment to solve the mystery. In all, there are over 30 script references to the works and characters in Alfred Hitchcock films. Can you spot them all?
The production is directed by and stars Kevin Colbert as Jeff. His wife Marnie is played by Brandy Palatas of Papillion. Rounding out the cast are Scott Pope and Scott Nielsen of Eagle, Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth, John Bell and Ken Patry of Omaha, and Jeff Johnston and Ken Snyder of Elmwood. Alyssa DiPaolo of Lincoln gives a stunning performance as the dead body.
Performance dates for “Wrong Window!” are October 11, 12, 17-19 and 24-26. Friday and Saturday curtain times are at 7:30pm. All Sunday performances are 2pm matinees. Tickets are $19 and reservations can be made by calling the box office at 402-234-2553. The Lofte Community Theatre is located just east of Hwy 50 near the town of Manley.
. For more information see www.casscasa.org. EOE.
Bloom Where You're Planted Farm & Pumpkin Patch
911 - 108th St., rural Avoca, NE
Directions are available at www.BloomPumpkinPatch.com
Admission is $5 for everyone age 3 & up.
Meet Candidate #5 for Elmwood Village Board
Election Day is quickly approaching! You can read about the candidates by clicking here to visit the Elmwood Village Board site and see the information they have submitted. I will try to get information about the remaining candidates for the next newsletter!
The election is Tuesday, November 4th.
2014 Candidates for Elmwood Village Board of Trustees:
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