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    4th of July Celebration

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    Yes, 4th of July was last week, but it fell on a Tuesday which didn't give me very much time to get all the photos ready for the website...sooo...here is the full parade from the Murdock 4th of July Celebration. It was warm, not as hot as some years, it was fun, it was full of patriotic spirit and red, white and blue Americana and it was wet.

    Congratulations Miss Elmwood

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    Miss Elmwood picture sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Post #247.

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    Information for staying as safe as possible in this hectic world we live in

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    TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017, 12:30 P.M.

    Matthew Jarvis from the  Cass County Sheriff’s Department will be presenting a program about personal safety and not becoming a victim of violence.  There will also be a question and answer segment of the presentation. 


    National FBLA Participants

    Elmwood-Murdock FBLA Recognized with Top Honors

    Elmwood-Murdock FBLA Recognized with Top Honors at National Leadership Conference in AnaheimMore than 9,600 of America’s best and brightest high school students traveled to Southern California to establish their own Legacy of Leadership as they competed for top honors in several business competitions.

    The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference was held June 28–July 2 inAnaheim. Participants from across the United States and abroad attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 70 business and business-related competitive events.

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    Jac Clements received 8th place in Accounting 1, and the team of Payton Frahm, Katrina Hansen and Whitney Koehn placed in the top 15 for their Community Service Project.Many other Knights qualified for the National Leadership Conference in California due to their success at the state level contest this past spring.

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    Whitney Koehn (Sales Presentation), Grace Althouse (Client Service), Sydney Kunz &Hayden Ernst (Introduction to Business Procedures), John Willey (Future Business Leader), and the team of Riley Backemeyer, Austin Meisinger and Norah Green (Partnership with Business Project).In addition to the individual honors, the Elmwood-Murdock chapter also earned national awards.

    The group earned the National FBLA Outstanding Chapter and Chapter Challenge awards. To earn these awards, the chapter had to complete numerous activities during the year in the areas of membership/chapter management, community/school service, and education/progress. E-M officers and advisers then compiled a large portfolio of their work for national officials.

    The Knights also secured Gold Seal of Merit recognition, which is awarded to FBLA chapters that rank among the best in the country.While students spent several days at FBLA educational workshops and competitive events, they also found time for recreational activities.

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    Front Row: Front Row L to R: Whitney Koehn, Grace Althouse, Katrina Hansen, Norah Green, Sydney KunzBack Row L to R: Hayden Ernst, Austin Meisinger, Riley Backemeyer, Jac Clements, Payton Frahm

    Students spent an afternoon at Belboa Beach, attended an Angels/Marlins baseball game,and spent a day at Universal Studios.

    Good Neighbor Award

    Congratulations also go out to the 2017 Good Neighbor Award recipients. Theresa Brown, John Golden, Brenda Vogt, and Madison and Jason Zoz, for all the hard work and volunteering they do in our communities. 

    2017 Good Neighbor Awards write up for newsletter

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    ECLIPSE 2017!!!

    On Monday, August 21st at approximately 11:25 AM we will find ourselves on the edge of a rare celestial event, a total eclipse of the sun.

    This is unique because it will travel through the United States from Salem, Oregon to Charleston South Carolina, dissecting Nebraska from Alliance in the Northwest corner to Falls City in the Southeast tip of the state.

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    Elmwood is located approximately 4 miles north of the “path of totality”. We will be able to see an eclipse where the moon will almost cover the sun completely.Elmwood Public Library is working with The Elmwood-Murdock School’s science teacher, Laura Stock, to give you the very best information and view-ability possible in our area.

    We are planning two events which you and your family can have some hands-on activities to help make these events extra special.

    Attend our “Solar Eclipse-2017 Family Night” informational activity at Elmwood Public Library 

    Monday, July 24th at 7:00 pm. 

    then....on 

    Monday, August 14th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Elmwood-Murdock Elementary School

    Delve into the “facts & fiction” regarding the eclipse.

    (There will be crafts and activities for children at both events)

    Monday, August 21st 11:00 am - 12:00 noon

    Join us at the Library on Monday August 21st for the “Viewing Party”!

    We are still working out the details so please keep checking in for further information!


     Nates Produce Now at the Elmwood Convenience Store

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    Find fresh produce locally (Owen Kunz passing off the corn to Nate Lockman)

    Saturdays from 8:00 am - 11:00 am

     

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    we have 8 different flavors to choose from.

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    Village Board News

    Trent Schrader made a presentation to the village board about the Nebraska Labor and Agriculture Coalition! 

    June represents the peak month for tourism in Nebraska. Visitors from all over the country fly and drive in for the College World Series, to celebrate our beautiful state parks, to visit our unique museums, and to up-close and personal with wild animals (both at the lake and at the #1 zoo in the world, the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium).

    As we welcome these guests and hope they enjoy their stay, the Nebraska Labor and Agriculture Coalition would like to invite anyone interested in our cause to join during our membership drive, from July 1 to August 15.

    There’s no membership fee, but you will receive a digital copy of the Gazette and notice about upcoming events.

    If you are interested in becoming a member even taking a leadership position, in the organization. Just send an email to the editor at contact@laborandag.com. Trent and his wife are moving back to Elmwood so if you see him around town you might want to ask about the organization and how you can get involved. 

    Bess Streeter Aldrich House and Museum

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    For the month of July, the Salute to Veterans will be on exhibit. Captain Charles Aldrich and other local veterans will be highlighted throughout the museum. 

    House are Wed, Thur, Sat and Sun 1:00 -4:00 pm

    Veterans Tour Free in July

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    Give the gift of life

    Red Cross Blood Drive

    Elmwood-Murdock FCCLA will be hosting at the high school in Murdock. 

    Monday, August 7th from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Of course walk-ins are always welcome, but you can also make an appointment for a specific time.   Right now there are 56 slots open! 

    If you have an account on the Red Cross you can schedule your appointment on the website or you can call the FCCLA adviser Lisa Hynes at 867-2167 or the school at 867-2341.


    Not only do blood donations help to save lives, but they also help us earn scholarship opportunities for EM seniors.

    Bubble Soccer 2017

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    MARK YOU CALENDARS!!! LEAVE YOUR SCHEDULE OPEN!!

    September 10, 2017 1:00 pm

    The Elmwood Rescue Squad is hosting their 3rd Annual Bubble Soccer Fundraiser!

    We are hoping to make this year our biggest and best year yet!

    Must register in advance- spots fill up fast!

    Registration Fee - $125 per team.
    Teams of 5 players
    Registration includes 2 10 Minute Matches, T-Shirt, and Water Bottle.
    Must be 16 years or older to play. Between the ages of 16-18, parents must sign the release form.

    Check in starts at Noon **All team members must be present to check in**
    Games starts at 1 pm
    Will be at the Elmwood Park in Elmwood Nebraska

    Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams.

    For a registration form send me a message with your email or mailing address!

    Food will also be available for purchase.


     

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    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

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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 9:30 am to reserve

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    Suggested price for noon meal is $5.00

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    Submit Your Stories and NEWS

    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 editor@elmwoodnebraska.com  


    Area News and Events 

    Eagle FarmersMarket

    Eagle Farmers Market 

    Thursdays at the Community Park

    Starting June 1st   4:00 -6:30 pm

    Garden Produce, Baked Goods, Crafts

    There is room for more vendors.

    If you're interested please call or text Trisha at 402.890.1786


    Cass County News and Events

    Lofte Community Theatre

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    Pictured (From Left) Chris Berger, Aaron Spracklin, Benjamin Pettiford, Matthew Parker, Lowgaen Schmidt, Wade Mumford and Matthew Hansen are King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table in the Lofte Community Theatre’s upcoming production, “SPAMALOT."

    Manley, NE [July 10, 2017] -  King Arthur and his knights are on a quest to find the Holy Grail and their search begins at the Lofte Community Theatre!  
    The Broadway smash, ‘Monty Python’s SPAMALOT’ opens on the Lofte stage Friday, July 21.

     

     The stage musical is lovingly ripped from the 1975 cult classic film, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”   Winner of three Tony Awards, ‘SPAMALOT’ retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.  But, in true Monty Python style, their adventure takes a silly spin.  The production features beautiful show girls, cows, killer rabbits, plague-ridden peasants and rude Frenchmen.

     ’SPAMALOT’ originally ran on Broadway for three years and was seen by more than two million people.  

    Popular songs from the show include, “The Song That Goes Like This,” and “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.”  
    Directed by Kevin Colbert, the production features Chris Berger of Louisville as King Arthur and Catherine Bobst of Lincoln as Lady of the Lake.  In 2016, they played leads Harold Hill and Marian Paroo in the Lofte’s production, “The Music Man.”  Sir Lancelot is played by Wade Mumford of Lincoln.  Aaron Spracklin of Elmwood shines as Sir Galahad.  Brave Sir Robin is brought to life by Matthew Parker of Papillion and Lowgaen Schmidt of Louisville is the humble Sir Bedevere. 
    “These are some of the best voices in the area,” said Colbert.  “We’ve got a great cast and that should translate into a great show this summer.  Python is sort of check-your-brain-at-the-door humor, so folks can come and just laugh.”  Colbert does mention that there is some mild adult humor and suggests a PG-13 rating.   

    Show dates for ‘SPAMALOT’ are July 21-23, 27-30 and August 4 and 5.  

    Tickets are $19.  

    Sunday, August 6 is already sold out so those interested in tickets should make their reservations soon.  

    The Lofte is also offering a Medieval themed pre-show luncheon, complete with games and entertainment available for purchase on Sunday, July 23 and 30.  Advance reservations are required for the meal.  The Lofte box office can be reached at 402.234.2553, or tickets can be purchased online at Lofte.org.  

    Auditions for ‘Wait Until Dark’ at Lofte Community

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    Theater auditions for ‘Wait Until Dark’ at Lofte Community Theatre
    Manley, NE [July 6, 2017] - The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley will be holding open auditions for its upcoming thriller, “Wait Until Dark,” on Monday, July 31 and Tuesday, August 1 at 7 pm.  

    Artistic Director Kevin Colbert is looking for one woman, three men and one young girl to fill out the cast.


    “Wait Until Dark,” is a classic thriller of Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman imperiled by a trio of men in her apartment.  As night falls, Susan discovers that her blindness just may be the key to escape.  The play first debuted on Broadway in 1966 and was released as a major film starring Audrey Hepburn in 1967. 
    Production dates for the play are Sept 8-10 and 14-17.  Rehearsals will begin in mid-August.  Those wishing to audition should bring a list of possible schedule conflicts and be prepared to read from the script.  No experience is necessary, but actors should be prepared to work hard and have fun.  
    The Lofte is located just northeast of the intersection of Hwy 1 and Hwy 50 in Cass County, near the town of Manley.

    Cass County Fair News

    It is getting to be that time of the year again. Time to start thinking about fair entries and exhibits. 

    Quilt Raffle:Last year's special block contest was for quilt blocks using the colors of the Olympics since it was an Olympic year. The blocks were then made into a quilt to be raffled off at this year's county fair. Besides the blocks from the contest, there are 7 blocks which were signed by 2016 Olympic athletes who had Nebraska ties.

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    Tickets will be for sale at the Fair Expo Building between August 8 and August 12, drawing to occur at 8:00pm the evening of August 12 in the Expo Building.One does not need to be there. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

    If someone wants to buy tickets ahead of the fair, call Ramona Oehlerking at 402-429-8585. May have to leave a message.

    Be aware that this year's contest (and next year's raffle quilt) is for 12 1/2" blocks of true blue and white. 2018 fair requirements will be 12 1/2" block of autumn colors.

    2017 Quilt Block Contest Flyer

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    Did you see Santa in Elmwood? He was here and greeting over 100 kids at the Elmwood Firehall from young to old. I'm being indulgent here, but these are my Grandbabies and their first visit to Santa. People also shopped at Bits N Pieces which supports our local community in many ways. If you need Christmas decorations head over there. You need stockings, ornaments, clothing, purses, frames, greeting cards etc. 

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    The day was packed with activities opening with the Pancake breakfast to the Soup Supper at the Community Center. The Craft Fair gave an opportunity for people to buy local and support small businesses.

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    The Starry Night Parade was fantastic as always, it gets bigger and bigger every year and my favorite part is seeing Susie Vogler and her miniature horses. She did not disappoint this year either. Here is a video of the parade, it shows every entry, but isn't as long as the entire parade.

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    bag for gifts 2927962 640The Elmwood Giving Tree is located in the foyer of the Clements and Drevo Law and Insurance offices on Main Street. Tags are on the tree and ready to be chosen for shopping. There are 28 tags this year please stop by, take a tag and shop for a child. 

    It's sponsored by the Christian Church. It is for the kids of area families.  Each year the school determines who the letters go to and the families send their wish lists to Kris Schrader. 

    Each child has a tag on the tree. No names, just boy or girl, and age with the items they asked for. Requests are wide-ranging.... clothes, gift cards, games, toys, etc.

    The gifts are to be returned by December 13 (unwrapped) to the insurance office. If you have any questions you can ask Penny Richter can answer any questions (Families will pick up their gifts on December 16 at the church.


     

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    The park officially opened with a red ribbon gala that was attended by a huge crowd. It was so much fun to watch the kids running around and playing. Thank you to Marie Gregoire for organizing the opening and being the emcee.

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     There is the next generation "hamster wheel" at the park. If you remember the old hamster wheel and how much fun it was then you should try out the spinning tulips and spinning cage. I don't know what the official name of it is, I'm sure Julie knows. Next week I'll show you it's NOT just for kids.

    Bess Streeter Aldrich House and Museum

    As you plan your Holiday get-togethers, consider the Aldrich House. Starting November 25, we will be completely decorated for our Journey Into Christmas event. Why not have your civic groups and other clubs meet in this beautiful environment. Contact us to learn about the options.

    BessStreeter Christmas The Christmas trees and decorations fill each room and are a sight to behold!

     

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    16th Annual Short Story Contest

    Start thinking of ideas for the 16th Annual Bess Streeter Aldrich short story contest. 

    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

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     Check out the new books at the Elmwood library!

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    There are also FREE Elmwood Library hour magnets available. Stop by and pick one up for your refrigerator. Never forget when the library hours are again. I know I'm going to get one. I have a memory like a sieve sometimes!

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     Pre-school Storytime 

    Every Thursday

     10:30-11:30 am

    It will continue every Thursday except when the public school is not in session.

     Do you have a review of a book at the library, submit them by emailing editor@elmwoodnebraska.com  

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     Student Council Food Drive

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    Shutterfly Fundraiser

    Shop Shutterfly to support your school


    The holidays are almost here, and many families will order photo holiday greeting cards or photo holiday gifts. One of the most popular online websites for photo cards and gifts is Shutterfly.com.

    The Elmwood-Murdock Booster Club is partnering with Shutterfly and Tiny Prints to raise money for our school. For each purchase you make from one of these online stores, 13% will be donated to the Elmwood-Murdock School.

    How To Support The Elmwood-Murdock School:
    1. Go to our Storefront URL here –  http://emboosterclub.shutterflystorefront.com/
    2. Click through to Shutterfly.com or Tinyprints and start shopping
    3. Make a purchase


    That’s it, it’s that easy! And you can still use any promotions that are being advertised on the Shutterfly site – right now, all holiday greeting cards are 50% off! Feel free to share this tip with all your friends and family, the more people who purchase, the more our organization earns.

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    Elmwood Village Board News

    Mail-in election ballots have been mailed. Make sure to VOTE!!

    Elmwood Village Board Special Election

    Meet the Candidates: Over the course of the next three weeks, I will post information about each candidate running for the Elmwood Village Board. Additional candidates are welcome to submit their information to the Elmwood News by emailing me at editor@elmwoodnebraska.com 

    Kathy (Taylor) Goerlitz

    I was born in New York City and lived in Manhattan until I was 16. My family moved upstate to Monroe, NY, located in Orange County, which is about an hour North of the city. I have been married twice and have two sons; Curt Taylor of Harriman, NY and Charles Taylor of Denver, CO. I have four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

    The first phase of my professional career was spent at Frontier Communications in Monroe, NY. After 22 years, I retired and moved to Maine where my husband and I owned a summer home. We purchased a home and lived in Dexter, Maine, about 8 miles from our summer place. The second phase of my professional career was spent working for Wal-Mart in Palmyra, Maine. I worked there for 17 years before retiring again.

    My years of public service began in Monroe, NY, when I joined the Monroe Volunteer Ambulance Corps. I am a lifetime member and have served for nearly 51 years, 28 of which were in active service. I responded to over 2,500 calls during my active tenure. I led the organization as Chief Dispatcher and then later Vice President and President.

    I further served my community on the Mombasha Fire Company, also in Monroe, NY, as the Treasurer, Vice President, and President. I earned lifetime membership from this organization as well, and my active tenure was 32 years.

    While living in Maine, my husband and I were active members of the Kiwanis Club. I served the Town of Dexter on the planning board for many years, as well. I ran for and was elected to the Mayo Regional Hospital board in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. I served on this board for 10 years.

    My husband passed away in Maine in 2010. In 2015, I decided to sell my property in Maine and move to Nebraska. I arrived in July of 2016 and moved in with my sister, Maggie Smith. I lived with her until recently, when I moved into the apartments on Main St. In Nebraska, I am closer to my son and grandchildren in Denver. I enjoy spending time with my niece, Allison Meister, and her family.

    I look forward to serving the community of Elmwood if given the opportunity to serve on its board. I bring a wealth of experience in public service and can help lead the board into the future.


     Brandon Collins

    I was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and grew up south of Greenwood where I learned to appreciate the value of living in a small town. I moved to Lincoln to attend college but continued to come to Elmwood to go to the roller rink, where I met my future wife, Mikaela Shrader. I moved to Elmwood in 2008.

    While living in Lincoln was convenient, I missed the laid-back nature of a small town.Since moving to Elmwood, I have served as treasurer for the Elmwood Murdock Merchants Association and am currently on the board of the Elmwood Public Library. I plan on living in Elmwood for a very long time as I have loved living here for the past nine years and want my daughters Sophie (4) and Hadley (2) to grow up here. I could not imagine living anywhere else.

    I graduated from Southeast Community College in the summer of 2006 with an Associates Degree in Business Administration that focused on Accounting. I pursued my Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration from Bellevue University and graduated in the winter of 2008.

    My professional life has been spent in the accounting/finance field, most recently with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services as the Business Manager for the Regional Centers located in Lincoln, Norfolk, and Hastings.

    The nine years working for the state of Nebraska has taught me numerous skills I feel can help me be an efficient trustee for the Village of Elmwood. I am competent at setting and monitoring a budget; and I also have an open mind, which will serve me well because I understand the importance of listening to others and making decisions based on research and community consensus. I also see this as a great opportunity to meet more people in the community and to continue to make Elmwood a great place to raise a family.


     Trent Shrader

    When I moved to Manhattan, KS to attend Kansas State University in 2008, I was sure that I would find an exciting and improved lifestyle away fromsmall-town Nebraska. True to my expectations, I made many friends, learned a great deal, and grew as a person during my 3 years as an undergraduate. However, I didn’t find a new home. I got married to my incredible wife Karen, who grew up in Murdock, in 2012. We came back to Nebraska for the wedding. Yet I still was not convinced that my future lay back in Elmwood. When I was accepted into veterinary school at KSU, I was confident that four more years in Kansas would make it feel more like home.


    It wasn’t until Karen and I had our first son, Landon James, that I started to realize what I owed this small village. As many of you reading this may be aware, Landon was born with a terminal brain disease that caused severe seizures during his entire life. He passed away in 2014, at 14 months old. During those very difficult months, the Village of Elmwood put my family on its collective shoulders and helped us cherish the moments we had with our son and let him live with dignity. Not only did the community give their time and resources generously, but they gave us hope, which was in short supply during those days.

    Reflecting on my own challenges during Landon’s life, I realize that every aspect of my character that helped us survive were traits I learned from watching my family, friends, and neighbors in Elmwood and the surrounding communities: my faith, determination, drive, and devotion to my family.


    This opportunity to serve on the Board of Trustees is an opportunity to use my unique knowledge and experiences to serve the community to whom I owe all my current success and happiness. Guided by my own experiences, I want to see Elmwoodutilize our unique advantages to develop and grow in the coming years.

    My primary goals, if elected, will be:
    1.) Develop 5, 10, and20-year plans/goals for the village – To have a vision for the future
    2.) Bring professional and steady conduct to the village leadership
    3.) Seek new investments for our main street and bring growth to the community
    4.) Develop incentives that encourage new families to move to Elmwood


    I’m honored to have this opportunity to run for the Board of Trustees and I look forward to investing in the community, just as the community has invested in me.

    Dr. Trenton Charles Shrader
    Director of Medicine and Conservation Projects | Lincoln Children’s Zoo
    Founder | Nebraska Labor and Agriculture Coalition


     

    Terry Carlton

    My name is Terry Carlton and I was raised on a farm near Alvo, Nebraska.  I graduated from Waverly High School in 1977 and held welding positions for many years, including five years in Colorado.  I have been married to Connie for 37 years, and we have one son, Clay, who graduated from Elmwood-Murdock in 2008.  Our son, along with his wife Laura, teach and coach at Lourdes Central Catholic School; they have one son, Kamden. 

    Connie and I purchased our home in Elmwood in 1984.  I coached little league baseball and Legion baseball for nearly 20 years.  I have been a volunteer for Teammates, mentoring at the high school level for 4 years until the young man graduated and went on to study at the university.

    I have been employed with Ash Grove Cement in Louisville for over 32 years; as I stated earlier, I am a welder by trade, but have been employed as a control room operator for 20 years.  I am a 32-year member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local D-174; serving on the Safety Committee, as Chief Steward, Vice-President, and two terms as President.  During these years I helped successfully negotiate six contracts, representing over 100 working families.  In July 2017, I finished my term as Union President, deciding not to run again. 

    Should the residents choose to Vote for me; I am fiscally responsible, and traits that I admire include Commitment, Honesty, and Civility.  Thank you.


    Updates on official Candidates can be viewed at the Cass County Website

    To vote you must be a registered voter in the Elmwood district online Voter Registration is available here -->> - https://www.nebraska.gov/apps-sos-voter-registration/

    Due to the resignation of three board members at the October 18th board meeting, there will be a special election to fill their positions. 

    The election is set for Dec. 12; interested candidates have until the close of business Nov. 9 to file with the Cass County Election Office, according to a press release issued by Gale's office. Candidates must be registered voters in Elmwood in order to be eligible for the ballot, the release states.

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    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 Village Survey Here

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    (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 9:30 am to reserve

    402-994-2145
    Suggested price for noon meal is $5.00

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    We are currently serving hard ice cream in dishes.
    we have 8 different flavors to choose from.

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    Elmwood C Store
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    Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9:00 – 4:00

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

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    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 editor@elmwoodnebraska.com  

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    "The Forgotten Carols” Kicks Off Christmas Season at the Lofte

    Manley, NE [November 28, 2018] - The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces the opening of its Christmas production, “The Forgotten Carols,” on December 2 at 7 pm. The script and original music are written by Michael McLean. Mr. McLean was the producer for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for nearly 20 years. The music and story are family friendly and will soon have you in the Christmas spirit.

    Directed by Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water, "The Forgotten Carols" tells the story of Connie Lou, a nurse whose empty life is changed when Uncle John, a new patient she is attending, recounts the story of Christ's birth as told by little-known characters in the nativity story. The accounts from the Innkeeper, the Shepherd, and others help the nurse discover what the world has forgotten about Christmas, ultimately encouraging her to open her heart to the joy of this special season.

    Sara Mattix of Bellevue stars as Nurse Connie Lou. Kevin Colbert is pulling double duty in this production both directing and starring in the role of the mysterious Uncle John. Rounding out the cast are John Bell of Omaha, Brenda Jones of Louisville, Vic Kiefer of Plattsmouth, Lynette Boyce of Lincoln, Brandy Hall of Papillion and Scott Pope of Eagle. Also in the production is a community choir directed by Brandy Hall. Choir members include Lyle Reinholz, Megan Lane, Rebecca Adams, Lily Borland, Timothy Campbell Christina Daley, Jeff Hanson, Pat Lane, Jerry Patry, Ken Patry, Kendra Reynolds and Nick Roth all of Omaha, Adele Bakirane, Gabriella Bakirane and Bob Boyce of Lincoln, Jean Colbert and Tyge Thomas of Weeping Water, Molly Feile and Chelsea Lulla of Ashland, Ken Snyder, Janet Sorensen, Abraham Vidaurre and Jim Wolcott of Elmwood and Diana Geditz of Louisville.

    Production dates are December 2, 3, 7-10 and 15-17. Showtimes are 7 pm Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Sunday performances are 2 pm matinees. All seats are reserved and cost $19.

    The Lofte Community Theatre is located just east of the town of Manley and their box office number is 402-234-2553.

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    Job Openings 

    FT Night Charge Nurse (3, 12-hr Shifts weekly including every other weekend),

    PT Night Charge Nurse,

    FT Evening CNA’s,

    Weekends Only CNA’s all shifts;

    PT Dietary Assistants (1-8:30pm).

    FT Maintenance Workers.

    Free Single Coverage Medical, Dental, Vision;

    PayFlex; 401K Plan; Educational Assistance.

    Competitive Wages & a Superior Working Environment.

    Apply in person at 1300 Avenue D, Plattsmouth, NE or call (402) 296-7300 for more information.

    www.thenebraskamasonichome.org for application – then hand deliver or mail.

    **Must pass pre-employment physical, drug test, and background checks. **EOE**

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    2017 No Limits Southeast Regional Training

    Big Tobacco has a long history of deceiving the public, hiding the truth and targeting youth with its marketing. It’s time to do something about that. Through peer-to-peer education and youth empowerment, No Limits is giving youth like you the know-how, skills and resources to take a stand against Big Tobacco. We envision a smoke-free world in which youth have the power to be the first tobacco-free generation. Unite with other youth from your area and learn how to fight back against Big Tobacco in your community using new resources such as Taking Down Tobacco. Let’s take a stand so everyone can “Breathe Easy”.

    Here’s a quick summary: When: Saturday, December 16

    Where: Firespring (1201 Infinity Court, Lincoln, NE)

    Cost: FREE (We will even pick you up) - DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

    We’re looking for Nebraska youth who:

    ▪ Are 12–17 years old in grades 7–12.

    ▪ Want to find out the truth behind Big Tobacco’s lies.

    ▪ Are willing to take action against tobacco in their community and state.

    Transportation:

    No Limits tries to provide transportation to and from the regional training at no cost to participants. Our buses will be making several stops across the state.

    Contact No Limits if you’re having difficulties with transportation.

    Youth attending from Lincoln please meet at 1201 Infinity Court by 9:00 a.m.

    Application Checklist:- Fill out the application completely. Be sure to answer the essay questions on the last page!

    Submit your application by Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

    Find out more information at www.NoLimitsNebraska.com.

    All applications must be received by Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

    Acceptance announcements and transportation schedules will be EMAILED by Monday, December 11, 2017.


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  • Elmwood Nebraska News

     Dog & Cat Licensing   Bess Streeter     Aldrich Museum  

     Cass County Events

    Stories in the Street

    Please join us on Sunday, April 30th from 12:00 – 4:00 for a wonderful
    time of Stories, Songs, Games and Lots of great people!

    Elmwood Public Library 124 West “D” Street

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    Incase of rain "Storiesin the Street" will be held at the Elmwood-Murdock Elementary School gym. Enter through the south activity doors.

    12:00 - Welcome
    12:15 - “A Lantern in Her Hand”
    12:30 - Music by Tom Lucas
    1:00 - “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone”
    1:15 - “Junie B. Jones”
    1:30 - “The Book with No Pictures” &
    “The Monster at the End of This Book”
    2:00 - Story Book Costume Parade
    2:15 - Address by Senator Rob Clements
    2:30 - “A Lantern in Her Hand”
    2:45 - Music by Tom Lucas
    3:15 - “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone”
    3:30 - “Junie B. Jones”
    3:45 - “The Book with No Pictures” &
    “The Monster at the End of This Book”
    4:00 – Final announcements

    Make sure you come hungry so you can buy your lunch from 10-97 BBQ's food truck!

    Library StoriesThey always serve up a delicious and tempting meal.

    You can sharpen your coloring and crafting skills at our adult coloring table and the many kid's crafts that will be available.

    Bring your camera because you'll want to take some great pictures at our Castle Photo Booth!

    We have received some awesome donations that we will be passing on to you in the way of door prizes.

    You won't need to be present to win when your name is drawn but you will need to show up and sign up to win one of these spectacular gifts!

     Janet Sorensen, Director

    Elmwood Public Library

    For more information call: 402-994-4125.

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    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 current valid 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 owner will 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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    Let’s Get Ready for Spring!

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    It’s time for the
    Elmwood-Murdock Spirit Squad
    Plant Sale!!

    When:
    Friday, May 5th from 4pm-8pm
    Saturday, May 6th 9am-3pm
    Where: 

    Elmwood Fire Hall

    Thank you for supporting the
    Elmwood-Murdock Spirit Squad!
    3rdPlace Class C-2 Nebraska State Non-Tumbling
    1st Place Class C, Skutt Catholic High School Competition

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    All proceeds benefit the Elmwood-Murdock Spirit Squad as they raise money to attend Cheer Camp this summer and purchase their new uniforms!


    Photography Exhibit at the Aldrich House.

    During April over 10 local photographers will be displaying their Nebraska-themed Photographs. Check out just a few of the photographs below. 

    The museum will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00-4:00 pm. 

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    Elmwood Rescue Squad

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    The Elmwood Medical technicians (EMTs) went through the training and are now able to insert an advanced airway call a King Airway! 

    These Airways provide us with the ability to secure a patient's airway better than what is taught in the EMT class.

    These Airways help us supply better oxygen to our patients resulting in better outcomes.

    Another way of providing the best care to our communities and our patients!

    Thank you to the Elmwood Volunteer Rescue Squad!!

    Elmwood Community Center

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    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

    402-994-2145
    Suggested price for noon meal is $5.00

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

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

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    A German Girl’s World War II Story of Survival and a Quest for Peace

    The Novel Book Club had 29 people in attendance to listen to Ellie recount her experiences in World War II.

    Elfi Lee shared her life as presented in the book "Watching Over Me

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

    The event was held at the Bess Streeter Aldrich House on April 18th.

    If you would like to host an event at the Museum please feel free to talk to Kurk Schrader. 

    Patriotic Quilt Show

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    Garage Sale at the 3B Homestead
    Home of Mark and Sondra Buell
    7603 298th Street, Murdock, NE 68407

    We’re located on Hwy 1 by the big curve, north of Elmwood/south of Murdock.
    Saturday, April 29th, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.
    Household stuff, farm stuff, all kinds of stuff old and new, plus some flowers.
    Come rain or shine – we’re hosting it in the loafing shed barn.

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    I need your help. Please keep an eye out for photo opportunities. Send photos of past events. The dog wash, and pet vaccination clinic and the new banners going up in town. Yes, did you know there are new banners?

    See, the newsletter is for ANY important event of interest to anyone in Elmwood. Do you have a story about a former student doing something outstanding? Is a local Elmwoodian (is that a word??) an author? Maybe a resident got a new job worth bragging about? 

     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.

    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 editor@elmwoodnebraska.com  


    Cass County News and Events

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    Reserve a spot at Greenwood FUN days

    August 19, 2017     $10/Table

    Contact Kim Thomason 402-789-2188

    (Evenings and weekends are best)

     


    Lofte Community Theatre 

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    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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