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    IMG 5091 303Spring is here and that means Easter Egg Hunts, the Football team annual Fish Fry and Prom Season!  

    Can you keep up? Maybe not, but let's try.

    April will be a busy month and to help navigate the events I've added a Table of contents section at the top to easily navigate through the newsletter. 

    There is a lot happening in Cass County. Make sure to check out the newsletters in the other towns for events.

    Flowers will be blooming and you might see me hunkered down on the ground in Various  location throughout town taking pictures.

    I love flowers! I also love photography, and that is an understatement.

    Make sure to check out the photography exhibit at the Bess Streeter Aldrich Museum the month of April. Many of my photos are featured in the living room area of the house.

    You might even recognize some of the area barns and farms I have photographed over the years. 

    Please share you spring flowers by sending me an email at editor@elmwoodnebraska.com and I will feature them in the newsletter. I am also looking for community news and events. Is your group having a plant sale? Doing a car wash? 

    Please send photos of your past events, prom, youth group events, pancake feeds, 4-H club meetings, scout meetings, garden club, church suppers, it's all news that shows the vibrancy and life of Elmwood Nebraska.


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    SATURDAY, April 15, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

    (Inclement Weather Make-Up Date:
    Saturday, April 22, 11:00 a.m.)



    Contact Jacob Shaffer at
    402-604-0517 or Laura Rikli at
    402-580-4384 with questions.

    EMKnights BannerJunior Senior Prom

    On Saturday, April 1st busses pulled up to escort the 70 Elmwood-Murdock Juniors and Seniors and their dates to their prom.ElmwoodMurdockpromSeniors

    They were dressed to the nines in their formals and the boys were looking snazzy in their rented tuxedos.ElmwoodMurdockPromgirls

    Parents lined the red carpet to act as paparazzi and capture the moment.

    Both the prom and post prom was held at the Kroc Center in Omaha and the kids and sponsors had access to three pools, several gyms, an indoor soccer field and a game room.  

    Thank you to Karey Koehn for the photos

    Athletic Banquet Volunteers Needed

    High School Parents, we're looking for a few volunteers to make desserts or help cut and serve desserts for the

    Athletic Banquet on April 28. If you're willing to help out please sign up on the form here.

    Thank you!

    Annual Elmwood-Murdock Football Fish Fry

    Friday April 7 5:00-8:00 pm

    ElmwoodMurdockFishFry 2017

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    This week our Student of the Week Winner is ALEXIS CAMPBELL. She is a senior at Elmwood-Murdock High School. Her activities include cheerleading, track, volleyball, and FBLA. She is the daughter of Lloyd Campbell and Jessica Lindsey.

    She was nominated for these reasons: - She is a model student who gets good grades - She is always on time and works hard - She follow directions well - She is well liked by both her peers and teachers

    Alexis, Lloyd, and Jessica are invited to stop by (we are located under the water tower in Louisville), call (402.234.3333) or email (dan@wittephysicaltherapy.com) to get their Witte Physical Therapy t-shirts OR water bottle!

    The next Student of the Week will be selected on 4/11/17. All nominations are due by 4/7/17 to dan@wittephysicaltherapy.com

    Meet Elfi Lee
    As She Shares
    A German Girl’s World War II Story of Survival and a Quest for Peace

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    All are welcome to attend the Noval Approach Book Club's meeting on

    April 18, 2017 at 7p.m.

    Bess Streeter Aldrich House,

    204 West F, Elmwood, NE 68349

    Elfi Lee whoes life is shared in "Watching Over Me" will be giving a presentation of her book.

    Elfie, who was born in Germany in 1940, tells about her experiences during that time and her life after migrating to Nebraska and evidently to Lincoln with her parents and siblings.

    Light refreshments. Free Admission. Children are welcome to attend. 

    Bess Streeter Aldrich Spring Banquet 2017

    Spring Banquet Saturday April, 8, 2017

    Spring Banquet ticket for April 8 and take a free tour of the house during the 5-6:15 social hour.

    The banquet starts at 6:30 at the Christian Church and will include the musical talent of the Homestead Harmonizers (barbershop), photography by Kris Rosenow, and the announcement of this year's short story winners.

    Tickets are only $12.50 and can be reserved by contacting Kurk Shrader.

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     Newest Exhibit at the Aldrich House.

    During April over 10 local photographers will be displaying their Nebraska themed Photographs. The museum will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00-4:00 pm.


    ElmwoodChristianChurchGoodFriday 2017Good Friday ~Prayer/Reflection Time

    311 N. 5TH STREET
    DATE: Friday, April 14
    TIME: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    The Christian Church Sanctuary will be open for prayers, reflections, and meditation on Good Friday, April 14, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Come and go at your convenience and enjoy the music and video selections while reflecting on the
    sacrifices made by Jesus Christ.



    St. Paul United Methodist Church
    would like to invite you to:

    7:00 pm April 5, 2017
    Combined Lenten Study being held at Murdock Ebenezer
    United Methodist Church

    7:00 pm April 13, 2017
    Maundy Thursday Service, Elmwood St. Paul UMC
    7:00pm April 14, 2017
    Good Friday Services, Elmwood St. Paul UMC


    Easter Sunday April 16, 2017
    at Elmwood St. Paul United Methodist Church
    6:30am Sunrise Service
    9:30am Children Sunday School
    10:30am Easter Worship service

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    ElmwoodEasterEggHunt 2017

    ElmwoodChristianChurch 2017Bits and Pieces402-994-5755

    Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9:00 – 4:00

    Wednesday 9:00 – 12:00 Friday 9:00 – 5:00
    Closed on Monday

    Elmwood Library News

    We have a new book at the library!

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    Every year the Nebraska State Quilt Guild donates a quilting book to the Elmwood Public Library.

    This years donation is by Jo Morton from Nebraska City. Jo began quilting in 1980 and hasn't put her needle down since. 

    She particularly enjoys creating small-scale interpretations of nineteenth-century American quilt patterns.

    This book contains some wonderful patterns from scraps and fat quarters.

    You can make some beautiful Heirloom quality quilts!

    If you enjoy quilting, come check out Jo's book and the others which have been donated by the Nebraska State Quilt Guild!


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    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 Meals

    Eat in or Take out
    Daily Menu
    Please call by 9:30am to reserve

    Suggested price for noon meal is $5.00

    Dog and Cat Licensing

    Time to license your dog and cat for 2017. 

    BrodyLeahDogsIf you own a dog or cat, even if your dogs or cats are kept indoors, you are required by law to license your pet for the 2017 year.

    Dogs  $10.00 per dog or $8.00 if spayed or neutered Cats $5.00 per cat or $2.50 if spayed or neutered.

    You will be required to show a currentvalid rabies vaccination certificate, and proof of spaying or neutering issued by your veterinarian. You may also provide a photo of your pet to attach to our records for help in identifying pets found running at large.

    The dog or cat owner is required to license their pet by May 1, 2017, or said ownerwill be in violation of the law and subject to a citation.

    If you have not secured a 2017 license for your pet by May 1, 2017, you will be responsible for the license fee per pet in addition to a late fee charge of $50.00 per animal; other charges may apply.

    Licenses will not be mailed out anymore due to the added costs for mailing.

    Red full Entire Pet Licensing letter HERE

    Print application and form HERE

    Elmwood Dog and Cat Vaccination Clinic

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    Patriotic Quilt Show

    Cass County News and Events

    Give the gift of life

    Give Blood with the Red Cross 

    Monday April 10 2:30-7:00pm

    4/10/2017: 2:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.,

    Elmwood-Murdock High School, 300 Wyoming


    CornhuskerCountryMusicTheater2017 SHOWS at CORNHUSKER COUNTRY MUSIC THEATER:

    * FREE, 2 p.m., SUNDAY, April 9,
    Palm Sunday Gospel Music Show, anybody can join in.

    211  Main St- Louisville

    A good, clean, fun afternoon for the whole family, young or old.

    Musicians, this is open stage, so bring an instrument and your favorite gospel music. Sign in at 1:30 pm

    April 15 - Ken Brinton & Friends

    April 29 - Jeanette Hill & August Moon Band

    Rimfire WeepingWaterGunClub

    Improve Your Rifle Shooting Skills
    Understand what Natural Point of Aim means
    Learn the correct way to use a sling
    Learn basic range procedures
    Develop a correct sight picture
    Learn proper breathing and trigger control
    Learn prone, sitting and standing shooting positions
    In a safe and fun atmosphere

    Sunday April 23, 2017

    Sign In 8:00 A.M. – 8:30 A.M.
    Instruction starts at 9:00 A.M.
    Shooting ends approximately 2:00 P.M


    CMP Mission - To teach safety and marksmanship skills to U.S. citizens, promote firearm practice, and conduct competitions - with an emphasis on youth.Since1903.

    Shoot a rifle match following instruction period

    .22 LR only
    Any action allowed - semi-auto, bolt, pump, lever
    (rifle needs to hold 5 rounds)
    Any sight allowed – irons or optics

    Shoot a 60 round CMP Rimfire Sporter Match

    Clinic is sanctioned by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP)
    Clinic is open to members of the public who may legally own a firearm
    For more information and to reserve a spot
    call Steve Gaebel (402)234-7845

    Instruction by CMP GSM Master Instructors
    All range personnel are NRA certified Range Safety Officers

    Participants need to bring their own rifle and ammunition (65 rds. min)
    Rug, mat or carpet remnant for use in the prone position
    You may also want to bring something to drink and snack on

    Clinic Fee $10

    2016 08 Luke Baileys Local 

    Christ Lutheran Church 

    Flea Market & Pop-Up Bakery coming soon! 

    Stay tuned for more information ahead. Email clcfleamarketfestival@gmail.com for more information on how to participate or become a vendor. Visit their Facebook Page ChristChurchLousivilleFleaMarket

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