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The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees is

taking applications for the position of Village Clerk.

Experience in a government position a bonus.

Applicants must be bondable and live within the

Village of Elmwood Jurisdiction. Applications are

available at the Elmwood City Hall and will be

accepted until September 2, 2009.






Junior/Senior High School Open House: Thursday, August 27th 6:00 - 8:00 PM

7th Grade Orientation - Thursday, August 27th 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:



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 free.

For more information, call 402-275-3221,

log on to www.greenblattandseay.com,

or e-mail debby@greenblattandseay.com .





Lesley's Academy of Dance


Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

320 North 3rd Street - Use North Door

Elmwood, Nebraska

Sign up for classes, order dancewear, lots of used shoes available
Classes Resume Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
Ages 3-adult
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)







Sponsored by Son Shine Child Care Center

WHEN: Sunday, August 30, 2009

TIME: 7:30am-1:00pm

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!


Don't forget the Farmer's Market at CD's Express on Saturday mornings!

It isn't just for fruits and vegies...if you have items to sell load up your

car and bring it on down.  It is also a time for flea market or garage sale

items.  In England people load up their "stuff" in the trunks of their cars

and meet at a parking lot of a drive in theater and unload on the ground.

They call it a "boot" sale because they call the trunk a boot.  So come on

down to CD's Express for a "boot" sale!





Deer Season Approaches

For the Bow Hunters


September 15th is the first day of Deer Season for bow hunters.  Our son has
decided he is a bow hunter. Since Vince and I are not hunters he had to look
elsewhere for guidance.  He joined a program that pairs him with mentors who
teach the kids how to bow hunt.  They came and met Joe and watched him shoot
the bow and figured out he is a left eyed shooter with a right eyed bow.  They also
figured out he would be better off with a crossbow this year.  He had to take a firearm
course because it is considered a firearm.  He and Vince traipsed down to Auburn for
the two day course.  It was old home week for Vince because he saw a lot of people
he knew.  Since he used to teach the course it was old hat to him.  We also had to get
a doctor's note verifying Joe's disability so he could get the certificate for a cross bow.

I took Joe to meet his bow hunting mentors last week at Schramm Park so he could
shoot the new crossbow. The men were giddy with excitement. They thought the crossbow
was cool. They set Joe up on a picnic table with the bow in front of him. They had him
start shooting and they couldn't believe how good he did. Every shot he made was
perfect.  They were usually within a ½ inch of each other. He easily qualified for the
mentor bow hunt. Then they set up a blind and had him shoot from inside. Last weekend
they built a semi-permanent one in the woods in one of the spots they plan to take him.
I think they will have others at different spots, too. They are planning on taking him out
on the 15th to try for his first deer. They told me to be ready because he will probably
get one. They said they make a big deal about it when a kid gets a deer. They take
pictures and video and at the end of the season they have a banquet for the
kids and families and have slideshows of the kids.

Here's the really cool part. Kevin, one of his mentors, is the one who got the crossbow
for him. He contacted a guy he knows who is interested in the program and told him
about Joe. The guy immediately agreed to provide the bow. He had his company ship
it to his house and then he personally assembled it for Joe and then shipped it to Kevin.
Kevin said he had it on his doorstep within 4 days of initially talking to the guy. Do
you know who that guy was? Ted Nugent. Is that cool or what? Ted not only is a
rock and roll
star but is an outdoorsman. You can see him on the Outdoor Channel
on his own show
called Spirit of the Wild. He gives back by helping kids and he
really helped Joe.


Joe takes aim with the crossbow.


Joe and his mentors...Kevin, Jeff, and Loren.  And the deer.



His mentors build this blind for him that will remain set up for the

season.  Can you see it?  Do you think the deer will suspect?



I don't think the deer will see him but I'm sure they will hear him.

He will have to learn to be quiet!



Kevin had help building the blind.  These girls also carved Joe's

name in the tree so everyone would know it is his spot.


Ted Nugent, hunter.



Ted Nugent, rock and roll star. 

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
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.

Sunday, August 30th - 7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Back to School Pancake Feed
Elmwood Fire Hall
Free Will Donation

Monday, August 31: 1st Day of School!

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Lesley's Academy of Dance Open House


320 North 3rd Street - Use North Door


Sunday, September 20th 3:00 p.m. Grandpa's Woods

American Legion Post 247 3rd

Annual Golf Tournament


Have a great week!


See you at the ballgame Friday night! 




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