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Elmwood-Murdock 19 - Ponca 20



I have received information that a radio station in Wayne, Nebraska, will
broadcast the Elmwood Murdock Football game against Ponca on Tuesday,
November 10, 2009, at 6:00pm. The station is KTCH 1590 AM in Wayne. I'm sure
we will not be able to receive their signal here, but they will also be
streaming their broadcast on the internet.

Here are the applicable links.

KTCH 1590 AM Main Website:

Link to Football Game Broadcast Stream:

I thought you might have the best way to share this with local citizens who
may not be able to travel to the game. I am not certain if the game will be
covered on local radio elsewhere.

Andy Clements
American Exchange Bank
Elmwood, NE


Hey there readers, hope you are all having a fantastic week! I'm starting

something new in the newsletter, if you have any funny picture of your

pets that you would like to share just email them to me and I will choose

a few to put in the newsletter.












4-H Honors


4-H Members and Leaders Recognized
Over 135 4-H members, leaders, parents, guests and Cass County Extension staff celebrated "Go Green With 4-H", recognizing outstanding accomplishments at the annual Achievement Party on Sunday, November 1, at the Cass County fairgrounds.
4-H Council members and other volunteers decorated the Expo Building for this annual event which included an afternoon hot dog roast sponsored by the Cass County Bankers Association. Awards were sponsored by the Cass County Bankers Association, Meeske Hardware and Cass County 4-H Council. Nebraska 4-H Foundation, No Frills Supermarket and Arby's provided partial sponsorship.
Annette Dougherty, project leader for the 4-H Western Feeders 4-H Club, was awarded the Olga Livers Outstanding Leader Award for 2009. Receiving special recognition for years of service as leaders in the 4-H program were: John Knabe (55 years); Carleen and Lynn Dowding (35 years); Bob Vance (15 years); and Diane Bolin and Kim Volwiler (10 years). Five year pins were given for leader recognition to Brandy Ahrens, Joshua Bornemeier, Jerry Fleischman, Jennifer Hardesty, Dennis Heim, Denise Horn, Brenda Klingforth, Krystl Knabe, Karey Koehn, Rita and James Parriott, Cindy Penke, Stephanie Penke, Lynn Plucknett, Deborah Rich, Lois Sjogren, Gary Todd, Tyson Vogt, and Rhonda Woolridge. Two year ribbons were awarded to Kristin Bohling, Linda Branson, Julie Dillon, Vicki Larsen, Stacy Moxey, and Jennifer and Scott Rieflin. Leader appreciation gifts were provided by the Cass County 4-H Council to all organizational and project leaders.
4-H members receiving Gold Membership (18 years old 4-H age and 12 years or more of 4-H membership): Jennifer Allen, Laura Brown, Amelia Gredys, Whitney Heard, Marcy Heim, Dustin Knabe, Trenton Shrader, Jordan Vogt, Kalby Wehrbein. 4-H members receiving Silver Membership (twelve years of 4-H membership): Owen Bond, Timothy Brown, Nathan Fries, Denae Martin, Cory Schlichtemeier. 4-H members receiving Bronze Membership (ten years of 4-H membership):Blake Balfour, Clint Bornemeier, Phillip Brown, Dylan Crist, Taylor Fleischman, Tyler Fleischman, Julia Freeburg, Amanda Hauschild, Nathaniel Homan, Marshall Keil, Amy Kerns, Matthew Lubben, Delayne Martin, Katelyn Pankonin, Rachel Parsons, Laurel Reiss, Olivia Rhoades, Logan Roecker, Tori Sillman, Georgia Stawniak, Samantha Thomassen, Allyssa Thorne, Ariel Thorne, Derick Vogt, Sarah Warga, Abigail Wehrbein. Clover Kids and first year members were recognized with first year pins.

Clubs recognized for Community Service and receiving medals were: 4-H Believers, Cass County Creative Cats, Cass County Lamb Kids, CC Explorers, Conestoga Clovers, Country Crickets, Fairland Giants, Kingdom Kids, Nehawka Swine, Plattsmouth Diversity, Stove Creek Rustlers, Tomorrow's Producers, Triple B, Weeping Water Whiz Kidz, 4-H Western Feeders. Clubs of Excellence Award winners receiving medals were as follows. Gold: Country Crickets and Triple B; Silver: 4-H Believers, 4-H Western Feeders, Cass County Creative Cats, Conestoga Clovers, Kingdom Kids, Nehawka Swine, Plattsmouth Diversity, Tomorrow's Producers. Bronze: Fairland Giants, Stove Creek Rustlers, Weeping Water Whiz Kidz. Honorable Mention: Bridle & Saddle, Cass County Lamb Kids, CC Explorers, Crazy Canine Critters, Creative Kids, Dancerettes, E.M. 4-H Shooting Sports, Greenwood Riders, Hare Raisers, Kick ‘N' Spurs, Manley Merry Milkers, Pleasant Ridge 49ers, Southern Cass Sowers.
Top county and state 4-H judging contest team members were recognized.  Denotes top four county division judges. * Denotes state team members. Livestock: Marcy Heim*, JJ Bockman, Cory Schlichtemeier*, Kalby Wehrbein, Hoyt Kraeger*, Abby Wehrbein*, Josh Wehrbein, Katie Thoms*, Layne Lambert*, Reed Kraeger*, Savannah Schafer*, Wade Sexton*, Taylor Heim, Cody Lambert, Gage Kraeger, Matt Morton. Horse: Dana Hansen, Jordan West, Kara Bramhall, Jessica Branson, John Ostrander, Jordan Beck, Michaela Horn, Dylan Sohl. Life Challenge: Brenna Backemeyer*, Lauren Sparks?*, Elizabeth Rice*, Jennie Allen*, Marie Bolin*, Sheridan Spohr*, Savannah Schafer*, Austin Hawks, Whitney Koehn, Ellen Rice, Emily Zakaras.
Cass County 4-H was recognized for receiving 1st Place Small Group Dairy Herdsmanship and Large Group Reserve Champion Swine Herdsmanship at state fair.
Nehawka Swine 4-H Club was recognized for celebrating 65 years as a 4-H club in 2009.
High Point Award winners (General 4-H with Animals) in first place receiving trophies were Dustin Knabe (Sr), Savannah Schafer (Int), Whitney Koehn (Jr). Receiving second place silver medals were Micah Bolin (Sr), Michaela Horn (Int), Erwin Thakur (Jr). Third place bronze medal winners were Matt Griffin (Int), Noah Bolin (Jr). Fourth place bronze medal winners were Nicolette Larsen (Int), Jonah Bolin (Jr).
High Point Award Winners (General 4-H or Animals) in first place receiving trophies were Shane Hennessy (Sr), K. Parriott (Int), Jacqueline Parriott (Jr). Receiving second place Silver Medals were Jennie Allen (Sr), Maddie Hardesty (Int), MaKayla Parriott (Jr). Third place Bronze Medal winners were Sheridan Spohr (Int), Justin Hennessy (Jr). Fourth place Bronze Medal winners were Kyle Bogatz (Int), Mary DeGraff (Jr.). The overall High Point winner was Savannah Schafer with 446 points.
Non-traditional Award winners were: Camp of Choice Awards: Delaney Bright and Autumn Hardesty; Choice of Event Camp Awards: K. and MaKayla Parriott. Trophies were awarded in the following areas: Rookie of the Year Award: Austin Hawks; 4-H Flop Award: Josh Bogatz; Hardship Award: Emily Zakaras; Most Memorable 4-H Experience Award: Matt Griffin; Outstanding Citizenship Award: Dustin Knabe; Kid of Character Award: Dustin Knabe; Outstanding Leadership Award: Dustin Knabe; Outstanding Jr. 4-H Member Award: Whitney Koehn; Outstanding Intermediate 4-H Member Award: Savannah Schafer: Outstanding Sr. 4-H Member Award: Dustin Knabe. Youth applying for non-traditional awards also won choice of prizes.
Diamond Clover Award Winners receiving First Level Amethyst pins: Brenna Backemeyer, Riley Backemeyer, Adrianna Baker, Tristen Baker, Jonah Bolin, Micah Bolin, Noah Bolin, Delaney Bright, Mary DeGraff, Becca Dillon, Katie Dillon, Mitch Dillon, Sarah Dillon, Austin Hawks, Deanna Hill, Elizabeth Kolesik, Ryan Lane, Samantha Lane, Dalton Nickels, Jessica Rich, Sheridan Spohr, Rebecca Taylor, John Willey, Julie Zurek, Morgan Zurek. Receiving Second Level Aquamarine pins: Brenna Backemeyer, Adrianna Baker, Tristen Baker, Jonah Bolin, Micah Bolin, Noah Bolin, Becca Dillon, Megan Hawks, Whitney Koehn, Samantha Lane, Sheridan Spohr, Emily Zakaras. Receiving Third Level Ruby pins: Cheyenne Ackman, Adrianna Baker, Jonah Bolin, Micah Bolin, Noah Bolin, Matt Griffin, Daniel Hill, Whitney Koehn, Savannah Schafer, Erwin Thakur, Emily Zakaras. Receiving a Fourth Year Sapphire pin: Micah Bolin. Receiving Fifth Year Emerald pins: Allison Harm and Dustin Knabe. Receiving the 6th Year Diamond pin: Jennie Allen.
Current 4-H Council Members were recognized: Jennie Allen, Marcy Heim, Shane Hennessy, Dustin Knabe, Delayne Martin, Jill McLaughlin, Cory Schlichtemeier, Abby Wehrbein, Kalby Wehrbein, Dennis Heim, Debbie Hennessy, Dave Knabe, Lynn Dowding, Kim Griffin, Stephanie Schafer, Linda Sparks, Gary Stander, Renee Thakur.
Outgoing 4-H Council Members recognized for service were: Jennie Allen, Marcy Heim, Shane Hennessy, Dustin Knabe, Delayne Martin, Jill McLaughlin, Cory Schlichtemeier, Abigail Wehrbein, Kalby Wehrbein, Deb Hennessy, Linda Sparks, and Gary Stander.
New 4-H Council members elected for 2010 include adult members Deb Hennessy, Linda Sparks, Gary Stander; and youth members Alex Abbott, Micah Bolin, Josh Bogatz, Jessica Branson, Allison Harm, Shane Hennessy, DeLayne Martin, Jill McLaughlin, and Lauren Sparks.
Guest speaker Laura Weatherby from the Health and Human Services Department thanked Cass County 4-H members for their community service donations and shared stories of where the items go and how appreciative the recipients are to receive them.
Receiving 4-H Council camp scholarships in a drawing were Alex Abbott and Whitney Koehn.
Danie Parriott was the lucky winner of the door prize for guessing closest to the number of candy bars in the prize tote bag.


Annette Dougherty was named the 2009 Outstanding 4-H Leader



4-H leaders recognized included L to R Brenda Klingforth, James Parriott, Rita Parriott, Karey Koehn, Denise Horn... (all 5 years), John Knabe (55 years), and Lynn Dowding (35 years)



Dustin Knabe and Jennie Allen recognized for 4-H Gold Membership...18 years old 4-H age and 12 years or more of 4-H membership.



High Point winners recognized include (L to R, front) Shane Hennessy, Kyle Bogatz, Matt Griffin, Jacqueline' Parriott, Michaela Horn; (L to R, back) Dustin Knabe, Jennie Allen, Justin Hennessy, MaKayla Parriott, Maddie Hardesty, K. Parriott, Whitney Koehn.



Non-traditional award winners recognized include (L to R, front) Matt Griffin, Whitney Koehn, Austin Hawks, Delaney Bright, Autumn Hardesty; (L to R, back) Dustin Knabe, Josh Bogatz, K. Parriott, MaKayla Parriott, Emily Zakaras.



Diamond Clover award winners recognized include (L to R, front) Mary DeGraff, Dalton Nickels, Austin Hawks, Riley Backemeyer, Delaney Bright; (L to R, middle) Elizabeth Kolesik, Matt Griffin, Brenna Backemeyer, John Willey, Megan Hawks, Whitney Koehn; (L to R, back) Jennie Allen, Dustin Knabe, Allison Harm, Noah Bolin, Jonah Bolin, Micah Bolin, Emily Zakaras.

Job_openingJob Opening

Copple Chevrolet- GMC, Inc in Louisville, NE is looking for a full time lube tech with the ability to do minor services.  Excellent opportunity for a motivated individual looking for a future in the automotive industry. Must pass a pre-employment drug screening and have an excellent driving record. Please contact Don Boukal or Robert Copple at 402-234-2000





Family Day at rink

Saturday was Family Day for Vince's family

Brooke Taylor, Vince's great niece, had her 14th birthday party at the rink Saturday afternoon.  We have a lot of fun family parties at the rink but when it is our own family it is even more special.  Vince's whole family came to help celebrate the event.  Most came from Auburn or Omaha.  Besides Brooke's party we also celebrated Logan Jording, Emily Warden, and Nathan Hemje's birthdays.  It was a big birthday weekend!






Emma and Grandpa share a love of ice cream.  Smile


Emma found a friend in Ariel who also loves ice cream.


Vince's other granddaughter, Madison.


Brooke's sister, Katelyn.



Logan's party.  A great bunch of kids!


Logan takes a swing at the dragon pinata that his uncle made for him.

Saturday Night Wasn't Just for Skating!

Bradly brought something different to the kids.



Bradly had the kids working out before dodgeball.  Just some situps and pushups to warm up.





Mom and Vince have some fun behind the counter!


Jessie, Sheridan, Catheryn, Hannah



The Three Amigos...Sheridan, Jessie, Hannah.





Elmwood-Murdock School to Host Blood Drive

The Elmwood-Murdock FCCLA chapter will be hosting a Blood Drive on November 17th, 2009 from 2:30-7:00 pm in the old gym.  This is the first of the two blood drives that will be held at the school.  Call 867-2341 to make an appointment.  Walk ins are also welcome.  Come support FCCLA and the Red Cross.  Give Life. Donate Blood.



H1N1 Clinic Alert!

WHAT: An additional supply of H1N1 vaccine has arrived and the Sarpy/Cass Department of Health and Wellness will be holding a public vaccination clinic for those who are most at risk for complications from H1N1 and who are residents of Sarpy or Cass counties.

WHO SHOULD GET VACCINATED? For this public clinic, five target groups have been identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP): pregnant women, persons who live with or provide care for infants younger than 6 months, health care and emergency medical services personnel with direct patient contact, children and young adults aged 6 months through 24 years, and persons aged 25 through 64 years who have medical conditions that put them at higher risk for influenza-related complications. We ask people who are not in one of these groups to be patient and allow people most at risk for complications from H1N1 influenza to get vaccinated first. The Health Department advises those attending the clinic to wear short sleeves under sweatshirts and jackets.

WHERE/WHEN: Thursday, November 12, from 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM
(school vaccinations only beginning at 12:30; clinic will be open to the targeted groups in the community at 3:00 PM)
Weeping Water School
204 West O Street
Weeping Water, NE

COST: There will be no charge




The Lofte takes great pride in utilizing the performing arts to give young people self-confidence and public speaking skills. In that tradition, the Lofte is preparing to host not one, not two, but three diffferent high school one-act play competitions this fall! In recent years, the Lofte has become a popular location for these types of competitions. Its central location, friendly volunteers and authentic theater environment are three reasons why school administrators keep coming back.

All competitions are open to the public. In general, the competition days begin around 9am. Schools will take turns performing a 30 minute piece, then there is a 15 minute break to allow for set changes and judges critique. The competition will last all day. Concessions will be available for purchase throughout the day with tables and seating in the lobby. Below is a list of competition dates and the schools that will be participating.

Wednesday, November 18th - ECNC Conference
East Butler
Johnson County Central
Weeping Water

Monday, November 23rd - Capitol Conference
DC West
Fort Calhoun
Raymond Central

Wednesday, December 2nd - District C1-1
Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer
Johnson County Central
Lourdes Central Catholic
Tri County



Juicy Jamz Production

Two local boys try to make it famous. Juicy Joe (Josiah Poole) and G-Ro (Garyn Folden) make up a group called Juicy Jamz. Juicy Joe and G-Ro grew up together as best buds. Throughout middle school they have rhymed together and made some good raps. Now they are back in business, trying to make a name for themselves. Juicy Jamz came together late August and decided to make a CD of their rhymes. They are going to have a CD out by Christmas. Unlike all other rap songs, Juicy Joe and G-ro use no profanity. Help support our local boys and check out their website at www.myspace.com/juicyjamz402.


Harvest In Full Swing


The farmers are every where.  In the fields, on the highways, running through town.  The tractors, the combines, and the grain trucks rule the road right now.  We all need to remember to watch the roads and give them a lot of room! Harvest will be over soon...just let them do their job.



Elmwood Classifieds
Are you in the market for a ESCALERA MOTORIZED STAIRCLIMBING APPLIANCE DOLLY? What about a Pallet Jack? Or a 1958 Chevy Apache? Or a house to rent in Elmwood...what about some fresh homemade salsa? Do you have something to sell? If so, check out the Elmwood Online Classifieds. Click here: Elmwood Classifieds.


Bundle of Joy for Lesley!


Isabel Marie Todd 8lbs 15oz, 21 inches. Born 10/20/09 12:37am

Lesley Luther of Elmwood and the late Michael Todd are grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Luther of Lincoln are great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Todd of Murdock are Great Grandparents.

Isabel's parents are Christopher and Kelleen Todd of Humble, Texas.

Grandparents - Debra Bloomer of Elmwood and Albert Reeves - location unknown

Great Grandparents - Elanore Philips - Toms River, New Jersey and - Joseph Galletta - Union, New Jersey







Event Calendar for Elmwood - Murdock
Nov. 10 - EM Knights vs Ponca @ Ponca 6:00 pm - State Playoffs
Nov. 11 - Salute to Veteran's at Elmwood Murdock Schools - 10 am Jr./Sr. High School - 1 pm Elementary
Nov. 13 - Junior High Night Flying Wheels - 6:30 - 10:00
Nov. 28 - Elmwood Holiday Extravaganza Craft Show - Flying Wheels - 8:00 - 3:30
Nov. 28 - Antiques Roadshow - Elmwood Community Center - 1:00 - 3:00
Nov. 28 - Library Kid Time! - 10:00 - 12:00 - fun times for the kids.. Elmwood Library

Please send your school, community, or public activities to me, past, present or future, and I'll post them.




Have a good week!




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