Elmwood Newsletter - October 10, 2012
The Elmwood Village Board has retracted the voluntary water conservation effective immediately and water usage can return to normal. Sorry kids, you can have a bath every night again!
The Elmwood-Murdock Spirit Squad Fan of the Week is a program to honor those fans who go above and beyond in showing their spirit and/or giving their time and talents to support EM programs. Co-sponsors of the Fan of the Week are Corn Growers State Bank, Heartland Flooring Center, Ball Insurance Services, Josoff's Social Hall and Spohr's Landscaping and Consulting.
The Week 1 Fans of the Week are Cindy and Curt Backmeyer. Both are teachers at the school, coaches, and avid fans of Knight sports. They have dedicated a great deal of time and talent to support our Knight programs. Cindy has been particularly supportive of the Spirit Squad, helping with obtaining additional accucut templates for locker signs and posters, supervising and granting access as needed to the work area, providing opportunities for fundraising, as well as giving many encouraging words. Congratulations and Thank-You, Cindy and Curt!
The Week 2 Fans of the Week are Steven Olson and Wyatt Stroy. Steven is a senior and Wyatt is a sophomore this year at EMHS. They attend both home and away games whether they are competing or not, and cheer on our teams with positive attitudes and tons of spirit. They shout almost every cheer with the Spirit Squad and even help pick cheers to keep us going. It puts a smile on our all faces to have the support and energy that they provide. Congratulations and thank-you Steven and Wyatt--You are Awesome!!!
The Week 3 Fan of the Week is Teri Bowman. Teri's 5th and youngest child will graduate from EMHS this year and throughout all those years, Teri has been highly involved and supportive of E-M programs. She has been very involved in Booster Club for years, often helps lead the efforts to decorate for state playoffs, and during Homecoming Week she took the initiative to decorate the senior hallway. She shows her spirit loudly and enthusiastically at games including standing and cheering with the squad. Congratulations and thank-you Teri!
Each Fan of the Week recipient receives a limited edition Fan of the Week t-shirt and has a special designated parking spot at the next home game. Congratulations to each of our award winners and we appreciate your enthusiasm and all that you do!
The Gather will be open this Saturday! Located next to the Heartland Flooring store on main street in Elmwood you will find all kinds of neat things! Stop in and say "Hi" to Jen and check out The Gather!
Local Kids Win 4-H Awards
A new award was added to the Nebraska State Fair this year, recognizing the top 20 entries in the areas of science and technology. This year, 20 projects out of nearly 250 entries were chosen for the Premier Science Award. The Award also includes a cash prize for winning 4-Hers. Four Cass County 4-H members had entries that received the Premier Science Award: (left to right) Whitney Koehn, Lydia Nunez, Kate Zakaras, and Megan Hawks (not pictured).
Kate Zakaras also received a Top Presenter Award during the State Fair Presentation Contest. She gave her presentation on the topic she researched for the Elmwood Murdock elementary science fair.
All of these winners are Elmwood-Murdock students and members of the Cass County Creative Cats 4-H club.
Several local 4-H members received special recognition on their projects at the Nebraska State Fair. Static exhibits that are exceptional receive a Rainbow Recognition ribbon as well as a purple ribbon. This year, five Cass County 4-Hers received Rainbow Recognition ribbons on their 4-H projects at the State Fair: (left to right) Whitney Koehn, Drake Spohr, John Willey, Lydia Nunez and Brenna Backemeyer (not pictured).
Ben's Brigade had a fun walk in Lincoln Saturday. Ben has a ton of friends who turned out to participate in the Step Up for Downs Syndrome Walk.
The Elmwood Murdock marching band competed in the Harvest of Harmony parade in Grand Island on Saturday. They came home with 3rd place in class C. Way to go!!!!
Many local ladies participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Omaha Sunday. Many walk in the memory of a loved one and many walk in support of a loved one who has battled cancer. This team is supporting Kim Griffin who has been battling and beating breast cancer this year.
Kim and the pink team.
Cara Furgerson, Kim Griffin, and Colleen Winter.
Order Your Elmwood Murdock Knights Clothing
Support your school team by purchasing Elmwood Murdock Knights apparel. Choose from short sleeve and long sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, athletic pants and basketball shorts. The clothing order is being sponsored by the Elmwood Murdock SOS. All profits will be used to support elementary programs including the elementary art program, bringing in guest speakers, and elementary science fair. Orders will be taken online through October 31 and clothing items will arrive just in time for holiday gift giving! Click here to see the order form.
Order online at http://eFlyerOrder.com/EMSOS
"Whose Wives Are They Anyway?" Find Out at the Lofte!
Take two company vice presidents and put them on a nice leisurely golf weekend. Sprinkle in their wives who are out of town on a shopping excursion. Combine with a new boss who insists on meeting the spouses. Add a heaping handful of misunderstanding, desperation and top off with a man in a dress. The result is the hilarious show, "Whose Wives Are They Anyway?" opening at the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley on Saturday, October 20.
Written by the champion of American farce, Michael Parker and Directed by and starring Lofte Artistic Director, Kevin Colbert, "Whose Wives," is a PG-13 story of two men desperately trying to impress their new female boss. Starring as the hapless "friend to the end" is Lincoln radio personality and Lofte veteran, Mick Kovar. Playing the intimidating new boss is Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth. Rounding out the cast is Brenna Jean Thompson of Lincoln, Shari Hoelker of Omaha, Roland Kelley of rural Otoe, Toni Santee of Plattsmouth and Rev. Dr. Renae Koehler of Firth.
The play runs October 20, 21, 26-28 and November 1-4. Tickets are $17 each. Curtain times are 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday. All Sunday performances are 2pm matinees. Reservations for tickets can be made by calling the Lofte box office at 402.234.2553.
Pictured below: From top to bottom, Toni Santee, Kevin Colbert, Rev. Dr. Renae Koehler, Mick Kovar.
SonShine CCC is looking for a couple of GREAT employees that want to work Mon-Fri from 4-6.
This job would be perfect for a high school boy or girl who wants to earn some extra cash.
Please spread the word!
Call 402-994-2384 and ask for Katy Drake or
Amanda Cronk if interested or have questions.
JOSOFF'S NOW HIRING!
Part time Food Prep and Waitress
10 am - 4 pm
Monday - Friday
Requirements: Fun and Outgoing personality, ability to multitask, computer literate
Elmwood C Store is now Hiring!!!!
19 & Older - Nights and Weekends
For more information contact Becky at 402-994-3305.
Elmwood Murdock Schools:
SUBSTITUTE POSITIONS AVAILABLE
We are in need of substitute kitchen help and substitute aides at both buildings. Please contact either building office if you are interested in applying for these positions.
Community Sustaining Sponsors 2012
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