Wait! Sheridan's Birthday is actually November 18th!
Sorry Sheridan! Happy Birthday!
EIGHTH ANNUAL ALDRICH FOUNDATION SHORT STORY CONTEST ANNOUNCED
Original short stories by Nebraska authors are currently being accepted for the Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation’s 2010 short story contest.
A new division for Intermediate School Students, Grades 3-5, is being added this year.
Story length should be 1,000-2,000 words (there is no minimum word requirement for the Intermediate category) and submissions should be written in the wholesome spirit displayed by Bess Streeter Aldrich in her works. No essays, please. Books by the author that writers can read to get ideas about content and style are:
Short Works 1907-1919 Mother Mason
Short Works 1920-1954 The Rim of the Prairie
Spring Came on Forever A White Bird Flying
The Lieutenant’s Lady Journey into Christmas
The Drum Goes Dead The Man who Caught the Weather
Prizes will be awarded at the annual Spring Banquet of the Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation. Cash prize amounts are: Adult: 1st Prize $100.00, 2nd Prize $50.00, 3rd Prize $25.00. High School (grades 9-12) and Middle School (grades 6-8): 1st Prize $50.00, 2nd Prize $25.00, 3rd Prize $15.00.
Intermediate School: 1st Prize $25.00, 2nd Prize $15.00, 3rd Prize $10.00.
Writers, please send a cover sheet with your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, title of story, and two copies of your story, one with your name and one without. Include a line telling how you learned about the contest. For students, add age, grade, school, and teacher’s name to the cover sheet. Please enclose a SASE for return of contest results. Stories will not be returned. Families of Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation Board Members are not eligible.
The due date for submissions is the author’s birthday, February 17, 2010 (postmark date). Send submissions to: Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation, P.O. Box 167, Elmwood, NE 68349. A complete list of rules can be found at www.BessStreeterAldrich.org.
Where is the Busiest Place in Elmwood?
The Elmwood Meat Plant! With deer season opening last weekend the meat plant has been hopping processing the deer that the local hunters have brought in. Rifle season for deer opened Saturday. From Nov. 14th to Nov. 22nd hunters have an opportunity to help control the deer population in Nebraska which numbers around 375,000. When the hunting season is over this year, including bow hunting and muzzle loading, the deer population should be reduced by about 80,000. 80,001 including the one my mom hit with her car.
Hunters are required to have a hunting licenses and buy a permit for each deer they intend to kill. Each permit is $30. The Nebraska Games and Parks Commission will issue about 130,000 permits this year that will allow the hunters to either kill a male or female deer. In some areas the where the deer population is the heaviest the permit allows for a bonus of one anterless deer. They are encouraging hunters to reduce the population of does in eastern Nebraska to help control the amount of deer produced. Most hunters prefer a buck because the antlers are a trophy but the NGPC is hoping to change that way of thinking in order to reduce the amount of deer running around. They are a safety hazard, they eat the farmers crops, and they trample the fields. At one time the deer population was so low people were encouraged to shoot the bucks and protect the does. But because of the large amount of deer that way of thinking has to change.
Chris and Tammy Cramer operate the Elmwood Meat Plant. Chris reports that they will process between 450-500 deer this season. Hunters from all over bring their deer to the Elmwood Meat Plant because their product is wonderful. Besides steaks and roasts they can turn the deer into polish dogs, Bratwurst, slim jims, sausage, and jerky. They also have a freezer with meat for sale that you can stop in and pick up something for dinner.
Not only is she a race car driver but Mary Lenz is also a hunter.
Brody Baer and Jordan Peterson
“BOOKS ON PARADE” FAMILY READING NIGHT
Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools presents..."Books on Parade"- Family Reading Night On Monday evening, November 30. Children in Pre K (3 and 4 year olds) through 3rd grade along with their parents are invited to attend the Elmwood-Murdock Family Reading Night at the Elementary School. Children may dress as a favorite story book character and will be able to hear books read by special guest readers. They will do a short activity following the reading of the story. We also hope to have a book exchange. Families may bring gently read books to exchange with other families' books. So begin now to sort through those books that are no longer being read at your house . Continue to watch for further details about the family reading night in the Knightly News and in flyers that come home from school in your child's backpack or the school website http://www.elm.esu3.org/. If you have any additional questions, please, feel free to call the school at 994-2125.
Wondering what's for lunch at school today? The monthly breakfast and lunch menus are just a few clicks away on your computer. We have been posting the menus for the month on the last school day of the previous month. To access the menus go to the school website: www.elm.esu3.org/ Click on the District tab. A drop down box will appear. Choose Lunch Menu. A PDF file of the breakfast and lunch menus will open for you on your computer.
Compliments of Lisa Hynes, RD, Kitchen Manager
E-M Middle School has scheduled the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Organization to present an educational, theatrical production for our Teen Time middle school students on Nov.24th from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the new gym. R.E.S.P.E.C.T. is a nonprofit organization that travels to schools in Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota performing plays about violence prevention. We invite parents of our middle school students to join us in the audience for the program that day. The program we will see is entitled "Choices," staging three vignettes on these topics: bullying, alcohol, and dating violence.
Junior High Night a Total Blast!
Brody Drake flexes his muscles.
One of the most popular dances right now is the Apache.
JUMP ON IT!!
Catherine, Peyton, and ??? are hanging tight!
Noah Tays shows off his Worm.
Event Calendar for Elmwood - Murdock
Nov 18 - Thanksgiving Dinner and Worship 5:30 - St. Paul United Methodist, Elmwood
Nov. 20 – Elementary School Kids and Family Night at the Rink! 6:30-10:00
Nov. 28 – Elmwood Holiday Extravaganza Festivities
7-11 Pancake Feed Elmwood Fire Hall
8-2:30 Festival of Trees, Free Elmwood Fire Hall
(8-3:30 Extravaganza Craft Show! Flying Wheels
10-12 Winter Holiday Workshop for Kids! Library
12-4 Remembrance Tree Hammons Family
1-3 Antique Appraisal, Tom Bassett, Lincoln, Bits & Pieces
2-5 Journey Into Christmas Holiday Preview Aldrich House
2 Santa Comes to Town! Elmwood Fire Hal l
3 UP, (Free Family Movie) Methodist Church
5-7 Soup Supper Community Center
5-8 Veterans Military Museum, Free GAR Hall
6 Community Tree Lighting, Free City Park
6:15 Parade of Lights City Park
6:30-10:30 Regular Skate Night Flying Wheels
6:30 Coloring Contest Drawing Flying Wheels
7:00 Singspiration Community Center
9-8 Shopping Bits & Pieces
Please send your school, community, or public activities to me, past, present or future, and I’ll post them.
Have a great week!