Home Sweet Home
Vince is making good progress on the house!
It is starting to look like a cabin!
There will be stone around the bottom when he is done.
We have new windows now, too. Stay tuned!
I'll keep you posted on the progress.
There's been great progress on the new city building, too.
Dan has to be feeling pretty good about it. I love the fire hydrants out front.
Greenblatt & Seay proudly announce the THIRTEENTH ANNUAL
SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE. This historical, hysterical event
will take place on Sunday, October 11, at 2:30 PM, in the auditorium
of the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse. In the Open Division,
fiddlers will play a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice. There will
also be other divisions of competition available for the adventurous
fiddlers, including a Singing Fiddler's Contest, a Twin Fiddler's
Contest, a Fee-Fi-Faux Fiddler's Contest (fiddle tunes played on
any instrument other than a fiddle), and a Hocus-Pocus Contest
(cross-tuning, sound effects, dancing, etc.), which will give
fiddlers an opportunity to play tunes that are usually not allowed
in any other contest. The prizes for the winners in the Open
Division are $100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd place, and $25 for
3rd place. Prizes will also be awarded for 1st place in the other
contests. Registration for contestants starts at 1:30 PM the day
of the FIDDLING BEE. Admission is $5.00 for adults and
$1.00 for children. Fiddlers and their back-ups are admitted
For more information, call 402-275-3221,
log on to www.greenblattandseay.com,
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lesley's Academy of Dance
Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
320 North 3rd Street - Use North Door
Sign up for classes, order dancewear, lots of used shoes available
Classes Resume Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Tumbling, Pointe
45 minute class - $25.00 per month
60 minute class - $30.00 per month
75 minute class _ $35.00 per month
90 minute class - $40.00 per month
*Tuition is due the first lesson of every month*
10% discount for returning students, additional 10% discount for families
Former students that refer a new student will recieve one month free tuition per new student that signs up.
There is a $20.00 (non-refundable) registration fee per student to defray the cost of liability insurance.
The dance year comprises 28 total classes with additional practices for recitals and other dancing events.
You may expect to pay $35 total for all costumes your child will need for recital (includes tights and leotards)
Director - Lesley Luther
Substitute Teacher and Assistant - Alyssa Dipaolo
Senior Assistant - Kimberly Bracken
Junior Assistants - TBA
Tuesday 5:30 - 6:30 - preschool (Ballet, Tap, Tumbling)
Tuesday 6:30-7:45 - Kindergarten through 2nd grade (Ballet, Tap, Tumbling)
Thursday - 5:30-7:00 - 3rd grade through 5th grade (Ballet, Tap, Tumbling, Jazz)
Thursday - 7:00-8:45 - 6th grade and above ( Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe)
Saturday turned into a great dodgeball night. Many adults showed up
and gave the kids competion.
The Old Guys couldn't help but celebrate their win. HIGH FIVE!!
Man's Best Friend Needs a Home
Jasper is a one year old yellow lab. He is not a little dog...he weighs in at 110 lbs!
He is great with kids and loves to play fetch. Kennel, leashes, food dishes, and
toys come with him. He is an awesome dog...Millie wants him but I said NO! We
have enough. Jasper's current owner is about to deliver a baby of her own and
has to move to a different apartment that doesn't allow pets. She is looking for a
good home for her canine baby. If you are interested or want more information about
Jasper call Jess at 402-910-0606 call before 11:30am or after 9pm.
Elmwood Murdock Cheer Camp 2009
The Cheer Starts Here!
(Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade)
Registration Fee: $20.00 - Due with Registration form
Bring Registration form and fee on the first day of practice
Elmwood Football Field
Cheer Camp Dates/Time
Saturday, August 15th 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, August 22nd 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Performance: Friday, August 28th during Halftime of the Varsity Football Game)
Performance Uniform: Cheer camp t-shirt, shorts of any kind, tennis shoes.
4th Annual Heatstroke 100 Century Ride
Over 300 bicyclists will be riding the roads in eastern Nebraska on
Sunday, August 23,in the 4th Annual Heatstroke 100 Century Ride,
sponsored by the Great Plains Bicycling Club. The event starts at the
Strategic Air and Space Museum near Ashland. Riders will cover
distances from 25 to 100 miles in three different loops in the Platte
Valley and surrounding area as far west as Ceresco, north to Ithaca,
east to Louisville and south to nearly Murdock. The ride is a fun
summer ride with food, water and light mechanical support provided
by the club. The route includes sections of highways 6, 31, 50, 66 &77,
Church Road and Ashland Road and crosses the beautiful Lied Platte
River Bridge. Riders will be on the route from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
so motorists should watch carefully for bicycle riders along the route.
For more information, contact the Steve Clements at (402) 730-3908,
For a brochure and map of the route visit the club's website at
greatplainsbikeclub.org, call Steve Clements at (402) 730-3908 or
mail us at P.O. Box 5621, Lincoln, Nebraska 68505.
OPEN HOUSE FOR ELMWOOD-MURDOCK SCHOOLS!
DATE CHANGE FOR JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE!
Junior/Senior High School Open House: Thursday, August 27th 6:00 - 8:00 PM
7th Grade Orientation - Tuesday, August 25th 7:00 pm
Elementary Open House: Thursday 6:00 - 8:00 pm
In case you've lost your School Supply List for Kindergarten
through 6th Grade you can print it out here:
SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS!
BACK TO SCHOOL PANCAKE FEED
Sponsored by Son Shine Child Care Center
WHEN: Sunday, August 30, 2009
WHERE: Elmwood Fire Hall
COST: Free Will Donation
Each student attending will be allowed to pick one school item to start the year off with!
Elmwood Murdock Youth Football
Football Season is here! It's time to sign up for the
Elmwood-Murdock Youth Football League!
On Monday, August 24th at 6:30 p.m. the 5th and 6th grade
players are scheduled to checkout their equipment. The 3rd and
4th grade players will check out at 7:30 p.m.. Check out will be
at the old gym at the Murdock building. We will need a check for
$30.00 for the registration fee and a separate check for $100.00
for the equipment deposit. Remember, the $100 check will not be
cashed unless the uniform and equipment are not returned in an acceptable
condition. Parental permission/insurance forms have been mailed. If you
did not get one, the forms will be available the night of check out. Players
must be covered by insurance to play. Please bring that information with
you on Monday the 24th.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call
Leigh Schmale (YFL Director) - 867-2096.
Besstival Fun for everyone!
Kids and their families turned out for the Besstival in the park.
They made corn husk dolls, played tug-o-war, bobbed for
apples, and listened to a story teller!
The kids made corn husk dolls.
And bobbed for apples.
At least she was trying!
At least 30 people enjoyed the van tour around Elmwood.
Spur of the Moment Car Show!
Did you see this Saturday afternoon? A group of friends from
Gretna who are remodeling the duplex on D Street decided to
display their cars. It was so cool! Too bad there weren't any
Studebakers! Right, Dad?
Upcoming Calendar Activities!
Thursday, August 27: Middle School/High School
Open House at Murdock from 6 - 8 p.m.
Seventh Grade Orientation will be at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 27: Elementary Open House at
Elmwood - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, August 28: E-M Booster Club Annual Pork
BBQ - serving from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Yes, this is
before school starts! This is also Parents Night,
and the Elementary Cheer Camp will perform during halftime.
Monday, August 31: 1st Day of School!
Sunday, September 20, American Legion Post 247 3rd
Annual Golf Tournament, 3:00 p.m. Grandpa's Woods