Elmwood Newsletter - November 7, 2012
Parade of Homes for the Holiday Extravaganza
Tickets go on sale Monday, November 5, 2012
The Elmwood-Murdock Booster Club proudly presents a Holiday Parade of Homes on Saturday, November 24, 2012. The homes on display are Lindsay and Jeff Backemeyer, Kris and Mike Boston, Jodi and Rob Cooper, Susan and Randy Marlatt, Carae and Johnny Oehlerking, Judeen and Ross Rikli. Also included on the tour are St. Mary’s Catholic Church and 4th Street Market.
People are encouraged to purchase their tickets before the event. Then bring your tickets and guide, listing all the homes with map and descriptions of the homes to each stop. An FBLA student will greet you at the door and punch your tickets. We ask that all participants remove their shoes or wear the disposable shoe covers provided at the door. The homeowners will be present to welcome you and answer questions. The homes are open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. so can be visited at your leisure and no appointment is necessary. Start your tour at any of the homes and finish up at St. Mary’s Catholic church with coffee and dessert (FREE WILL DONATION) from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lastly stop at 4th Street Market and put your ticket in for the raffle, or do some shopping for your holiday decorating ideas. 4th Street Market will be open all day until 5:30 p.m. Take your time and enjoy the tour! Some people will want to visit all the homes, others just the locations that interest them most.
Advanced Tickets are $10.00 for adults (ages 10 and up) and children ages 9 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at 4th Street Market, Bits and Pieces, Corn Growers State Bank, American Exchange Bank, Elmwood Convenience Store, and Elementary and High School Main offices or contact Cyndi Dwyer. For more information call 402-867-2341.
Day of the Event tickets are $12.00. See posters for more details.
Rick and Mickey Clements were on hand in Keene, New Hampshire not only to see the beautiful fall colors but to attend the 22nd annual Keen Pumpkin Festival. They were witness to the town’s attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Record for most pumpkins carved and lit at one time. Drew Scott, one twin half of the HGTV Property Brothers was also there. HGTV was making a special for Halloween and the twins were hosting it. Drew’s brother, Jonathon was in Highwood, Illinois for the 2nd Annual Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival where they were also trying to break the record.
Keene’s approach to breaking the record was to encourage people to carve the pumpkins and bring them in to the competition. And the people responded! Families, churches, individuals and groups carved pumpkins and brought them in. Highwood, on the other hand, took another approach. They set up an assembly line of carvers and went at it more methodically.
I’d like to tell you who won the competition but it really depends on which website you read. I researched it and found news reports claiming each had won. Ultimately, the interesting news in this story is that Mickey Clements was able to chit chat with Drew Scott for a few minutes.
The Josoff girls were ready to go trick or treating at 4:00. They had to wait awhile though. They had a haunted house at the Fitness center for the trick or treaters.
Hayzel Josoff had her costume on, too...on her head that is!
We had a couple inflatables an a bloody dummy out front.
Millie came home to greet trick or treaters with us. The first to arrive were the Campbell kids.
Collin and Mikey were right behind them. Ty Racin Rice was with them but he moved too fast to get his picture.
Ava and the good witch were so eager to get started trick or treating that she forgot her bag.
The Cronks and the Hogue kids were so cute in their costumes.
Millie wore Joe's light up costume to answer the door.
Erin was as cute as a bug! And as cold as a snowflake!
Alex Callaway, Joe, and Chris Beebee went walking around trying to scare people.
Millie and Raynee...by next year Raynee will be taller than Millie.
The aftermath of Halloween. I had to get rid of the bloody dummy somehow so I let him lounge on the recliner we were throwing away. I was hoping someone would come and take the loveseat and put it on my neighbor's porch but that didn't happen.
Major Kevin Hynes, Nebraska National Guard State Public Affairs Officer and Editor of the Nebraska Guard’s, Prairie Soldier Newspaper, was awarded the President’s Award from the Nebraska Press Association (NPA). The mission of the Nebraska Press Association is to protect freedom of the
Press and to promote the overall business interests and professional development of its members.
The President’s Award, only given every 3-4 years by NPA, is based upon outstanding achievements by Nebraska print journalists. Maj. Hynes, now in his 26th year of military service, has received numerous military journalism awards. He was named the Army National Guard Print Journalist of the year for 4 years. In 1995, he was named the U.S. Army Paul D. Savanuck Journalist of the Year and was recognized in a Pentagon ceremony by the Secretary of the Army. He was named the Air National Guard Print Journalist of the year in 2001 and 2006, and was runner up in 2000 and 2005. Maj. Hynes was named Air National Guard Photographer of the Year in 2007 and Air National Guard Journalist of the Year in 2008.
During his 20 years as editor of the Prairie Soldier, he has also received accolades, which include the paper being named the National Guard Newspaper of the year 13 times, runner-up U.S. Army Newspaper of the year 3 times, U.S. Army Paper of the Year 4 times and runner up Department of Defense Newspaper of the year 2 times. He has received more than 70 individual awards for writing and photography in support of soldiers and airmen.
In Maj. Hynes’ acceptance remarks, he noted his pride in telling the great stories of the men and women who serve in the Air National Guard and Army Guard. Maj. Hynes was not aware of receiving the award until just before the event.
Maj. Hynes has served in the Army, Nebraska Army National Guard and is currently a member of the Nebraska Air National Guard.
A Celebrity Sighting!
Sunday afternoon, just a day after he became the Husker's all time yardage leader and brought Nebraska back in the last minute to beat Michigan State, Taylor Martinez met Draven Campbell when he was on an outing with his family at Scheels. Taylor could hardly contain his excitement at meeting Draven. He even signed a football for him so that Draven would never forget him.
Roller Derby Coming to Josoff's in Elmwood!!!!!
Informational meeting Monday November 26th at 8:00pm
at Josoff's 126 south 4th street
No skating experience necessary!
We will teach you everything you need to know
If you are interested in being a roller girl or just want more info
come to the meeting November 26th, 2012
SonShine CCC is looking for one more GREAT employee
that wants 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.
Congratulations to Niki Baumgart! After spending the last couple of weeks in the hospital trying to keep her bun in the oven he finally popped out. Eli Russel Baumgart arrived Saturday night at 7:28 weighing in at a fine 5lbs .15 oz, 18" long. Niki works at the local Elmwood C Store and her other son, Zachary, attends Elmwood Murdock Elementary School. Friends of Niki has set up donation buckets around town for anyone who would like to help her out with her medical bills.
The 43rd Army Band is a division of the Nebraska National Guard and will be giving a free Veterans Day concert on Sunday, November 11th, 2012.
Elmwood Murdock KNIGHTLY NEWS:
Whoot Woo! Good News from Superintendent Dan Novak:
During the week of October 22, 2012, Governor Heineman released to the media the rankings of the top five schools on Nebraska Statewide Testing (NeSA) in the areas of Math, Science, Writing and Reading. Schools were ranked according to the Nebraska School Activities Association classifications which are used for athletics. For the purpose of classification, Elmwood-Murdock is a Class C2 school. I am proud to report Elmwood-Murdock finished 2nd in Science and 4th in Writing of all the Class C2 schools in the State of Nebraska. Elmwood-Murdock is the only ECNC Conference and Cass County School to finish in the top five in two categories of any schools in the conference or county. Elmwood-Murdock is the only school to finish in the top five in writing in Class C2 each of the three years in which assessment results were released. We are very proud of our educational program and are extremely appreciative of the time and effort invested by students and staff in achieving these goals.
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