Effective this February, Anne Pope has taken the position of Director of the Elmwood Library.
Anne has worked at the library for nearly four years. During that time she has taken the reins with young children as she runs the Preschool Story Time on Thursday mornings.
Anne also organizes Grades 3-7 Summer Reading Program. The library's previous director, Janet Sorensen, left the position to pursue other interests.
"I love working at the library," says Anne. "I get to visit with and meet new people and share my love of books, history, and technology!
The kids keep me young. Where else can I get paid to color and play Chutes & Ladders?" The Anne lives on an acreage near Eagle with her husband Scott and their children Gus and Lily. Together they attend Elmwood Christian Church where Anne teaches Sunday School and consistently helps with Vacation Bible School.
She is also employed at Elmwood-Murdock Schools as a substitute teacher. In her spare time, she serves on the Lofte Community Theatre's Board of Directors where she and her family can be seen both on and off-stage.
Be Sure to stop by the library and say HELLO!!
Monday 3- 8pm
Wednesday 2 pm -6 pm
Thursday 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
Congratulations go out to Tess Arent, senior from Elmwood Murdock Public Schools who has been selected as a finalist for this week's "Artist of the Week" award by Artsonia for the 10th-12th age group
What is Artsonia?
Artsonia is the largest student art museum in the world! Every child can have an online art gallery and keep their masterpieces in a digital portfolio! Every Murdock art student grades 8-12 have their art featured on this site.
New Football Coach Announcement
Lance Steffen, a 2010 graduate is returning home to follow in Coach Leigh Schmale's footsteps. Read the full story HERE
I think it's pretty exciting and I think there are some GREAT things coming for the football programs at Elmwood-Murdock.
Sounds almost like a Coach Scott Frost type of story.
School Events - Calendar Reminders
Band Dinner/Concert Fundraiser
Saturday, Feb 17 5:00 pm Band Dinner/Concert Fundraiser
Spring Break (coincides with Girls Basketball tournament)
NO SCHOOL Mar 1 & 2
Spring Break (coincides with Boys Basketball tournament)
NO SCHOOL Mar 8 & 9
Speech Night at the Oscars
Open to the Public Speech Presentation
(more details to come)
For more dates and schedules of all school club activities visit the Events schedule on the Elmwood-Murdock website
There is a wealth of information on the new Elmwood-Murdock website. It is updated on a daily basis by various teachers and department heads.
Post Prom Fundraiser
Post-Prom has started a new fundraiser where you are able to purchase gift cards through Post Prom to all of your favorite restaurants and stores at no extra cost to you. For every card you purchase, a percentage goes to Post Prom with you still getting the full value of the card you purchased.
Please consider using the cards not only for Christmas gifts and shopping but also for your dining, weekly errands, and grocery shopping. Please see the attachment for a complete list of cards available. E-Scrip is also available on select cards for a convenient shopping option. For any questions please talk to Annette Eggert, Theresa Hansen, or Diane Neels or stop and see us at our table at home basketball games. You can find us at the fresh baked cookies!
See the attached the order form (2 pages) if you would like to purchase some cards but are unable to make it to a home basketball game. You can mail your form with your payment to Diane Neels. PRINT VERSION CLICK HERE
16th Annual Short Story Contest
Deadline for the 16th Annual Bess Streeter Aldrich short story contest is next Friday!
The goal is to generate a fictional short story that is written in the wholesome spirit displayed by Bess Streeter Aldrich in her works while incorporating a theme that focuses on Nebraska’s economy, history, cultural diversity, and/or geography (past, present, and/or future).
Writers are encouraged to focus on historical and/or realistic topics. This year the Aldrich Foundation is paying tribute to Mrs. Aldrich’s novel The Rim of the Prairie and believe it would be an excellent resource.
Eligibility (Four divisions):
Adult: 1st Prize $100; 2nd Prize $50; 3rd Prize $25
High School (Grades 9-12): 1st Prize $50; 2nd Prize $25; 3rd Prize $15
Middle School (Grades 6-8): 1st Prize $50; 2nd Prize $25; 3rd Prize $15
Intermediate School (Grades 3-5): 1st Prize $25; 2nd Prize $15; 3rd Prize $10
Complete rules are found at the Bess Streeter Alrich Website
Stories can be submitted on online. Deadline is February 17, 2018
Check out the calendar on the Elmwood Website (it's to the right) ---->>>>
If the date is TAN (Beige) then there is something to do in town that day!!
Send me Elmwood-Murdock events you would like me to place on the calendar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Elmwood Christian Church Update
Bits and Pieces 402-994-5755
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9:00 – 4:00
Wednesday 9:00 – 12:00 Friday 9:00 – 5:00
Closed on Monday
The Elmwood Village Board and Library are seeking community feedback regarding how we can grow and improve our community and library. We value your feedback, so please consider completing these surveys to continue making Elmwood a great place to live!
The Elmwood Library is seeking feedback on how to better serve the community. The following survey contains questions regarding what the library does well and how the library can improve. Please be as thorough as possible with your answers so we may get the best results. Thank you for helping us improve the Elmwood Library!
The surveys can also be taken online outside of the newsletter by clicking on the categories below.
Elmwood Community Center
(right next door to Elmwood Inspired)
Morning Coffee Bar 8:00 am
Coffee, Tea, Milk
(Milk available, please ask the cook)
Free will offering - suggested $1.00
Noon MealsEat in or Take-out
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I know it's January, it's cold, it's the post-holiday doldrums, but there are things happening. Who is in the news, who is making news? This is what I need for the upcoming year
Church Times of Service, dinners, meetings, Bible study
Baseball sign updates
Softball sign updates
Business special events or Open Houses
4-H meeting dates (photos from meetings)
School Accomplishments (high school, college)
Holiday Events & photos (Valentines Day, St Patricks Day, Easter)
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We are currently serving hard ice cream in dishes.
we have 8 different flavors to choose from.
Elmwood C Store
This is a reminder to PLEASE email me upcoming news and events. Or, if you happen to see an event happening, or something fun going on in Elmwood, take a photo and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to our newest community advertiser Burrows Real Estate.
If you would like to advertise your business on the Elmwood website just CLICK here
Prices started at just $25 per month
Looking for something to do with the kids during the winter. We have a wonderful "playground" right in our own backyard with Mahoney state park offering ice skating, ice fishing, and indoor birthday parties at the playground. So if your kids are getting cabin fever let them run off some energy in the ball pits and climbing wall and not your furniture.
NEST ‘Why I Want to Go to College’ Writing Contest Announced
Lincoln, Neb. (January 8, 2018) – The 16th annual “Why I Want to Go to College” writing contest, sponsored by the Nebraska State Treasurer’s Office and the Omaha Storm Chasers, is getting underway with entries due March 2, 2018. The writing contest is open to seventh and eighth graders.
Twelve winners will receive contributions to Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) college savings accounts including $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place. Three winners will be chosen from each of Nebraska’s three Congressional districts, and thee winners will be chosen from outside Nebraska.
Nebraska winners will be recognized at home plate on May 6 at the Storm Chasers game at Werner Park in Papillion. Each Nebraska winner will receive four tickets to the game.
“Congratulating contest winners with a ceremony at Werner Park is one of the highlights of the year,” said State Treasurer Don Stenberg, Trustee of NEST. “I enjoy meeting the young people and hearing about their plans for their future, and I also enjoy meeting the parents, grandparents, and siblings who provide enormous support, encouragement, and inspiration to these young people. The writing contest provides an opportunity for young people to learn about saving for higher education and, at the same time, polish their writing skills for high school and later.”
Families can save for college for their children and grandchildren through NEST, the state-sponsored 529 college savings program that allows for tax-free investments and tax-free qualified withdrawals. Nebraska account owners qualify for up to $10,000 a year in state income tax deductions.
Students are asked to reflect in their written entries on the value of education and what they hope to achieve through higher education. Entries are limited to 750 words and must be typed, double-spaced on 8 ½- X 11-inch paper. They will be judged by students and faculty at Midland University in Fremont.
Details about the writing contest are available on the Treasurer’s website at www.treasurer.nebraska.gov/csp/scholarships/essay/college/2018/contest-announcement/.
Entries must be postmarked by March 2, 2018, and mailed to Becki Frishman, Omaha Storm Chasers, 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion, NE 68046.
NEST is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan and provides four plans to help make saving for college simple and affordable: NEST Direct College Savings Plan, the NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, the TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and the State Farm College Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as Program Trustee. First National Bank of Omaha serves as Program Manager, and all investments are approved by the Nebraska Investment Council. Families nationwide are saving for college using Nebraska’s 529 College Savings Plans, which have more than 254,000 accounts, including 79,000 in Nebraska. Visit NEST529.com and treasurer.nebraska.gov for more information.
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