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Hey, you Christmas decorators,

I know a bunch of you put a lot of work into your Christmas decorations and I want you to send in your light decorations of your house or if you think your Christmas tree is the best, prove it and send me a picture and it might
just end up in the newsletter. Email me at editor@elmwoodnebraska.com







Flying Wheels will be closed for morning sessions on Saturday December 5th. Flying Wheels will also be closed Sunday, December 20th and Saturday, December 26th.



Elmwood-Murdock school is collecting non-perishable food items for our local food pantry. We are asking that students bring the food items between November 30 and December 11. If each building brings of the requested amount there will be an early dismissal at 1:15 p.m. for the Elementary and 1:30 for the High School on December 18, 2009.
Food items that will count towards the total are: canned fruits, canned vegetables, cereal, rice, pasta, no Ramen noodles.


Joke of the week!

Cup of Tea

One day my mother was out, and my dad was in charge of me. I was maybe 2 1/2 years old. Someone had given me a little 'tea set' as a gift, and it was one of my favorite toys. Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when I brought
Daddy a little cup of 'tea', which was just water. After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my Mom came home.
My Dad made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him a cup of tea, because it was 'just the cutest thing!' My Mom waited, and sure enough, here I came down the hall with a cup of tea for Daddy; and she watched him drink it up. Then she said, (as only a mother would know), "'Did it ever occur to you that the only place she can reach to get water is the toilet?"


Knight Glow Light Parade



Luke Althouse drives Dale and Sharon Kunz



Santa Claus Comes to Town



One of Santa's Elf


Santa's little toy makers


Jordyn's scared of Santa


Shay explaining to Santa what she wants for Christmas


Jordyn, Shay, Liberty, Jackson, Olivia, Cooper, Rilee, Hailey and Trey


Emma tells Santa that she wants a blue dress for Christmas.


Zachary pulls Santa's Beard


Holiday Extravaganza Craft Show


Marcy Strothkamp selling her creation.

Great Present. I got one for a secret some one.  If you want more information about Marcy's picture contact me. She's my cousin.


Miki Bruns


This crafter has lots of baby items and crocheted items.


Renita Crowl displays her Beauty Control products.


The Scentsy candle lady has help from her daughter.


Mary Moore is Miche Bag lady.


Eithen shopping


Ida Jane sells Body Wraps and health products.


Ashley (Vanna White) sells her Classy Trashy Jewelry


Shay starting to become a shopaholic


Maggie snuggles her bunny.


John Willey helps kids make bracelets




Vince and his grandson Zachary


Jordyn and Emma cruising around.


This was my Thanksgiving.





Joe and Aunt Pat




Aunt Pat and Uncle Ralph


Let Freedom Ring

The red flags are for the 908 American Soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

The yellow flags are for the 4,363 American Soldiers killed in Iraq.



Jacob Blunt and Ross Mumford



FBLA puts up the flags







The Elmwood Murdock Fellowship of Christian Athletes present Aaron Davis this Sunday, December 6th at 8pm at the Murdock United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to hear him speak, especially High School age youth.

Aaron's speaking fees are being paid for by generous donations from the American Exchange Bank- Rick Clements, Corn Growers State Bank- Brian McHugh, and Stock Seed Farm- Dave Stock. Aaron Davis is a noted authority on peak performance and championship team-work! Aaron has had the privilege of sharing his insights on the possibility of human potential with over a million people throughout the United States and abroad. He is the author of the inspiring book "10 Minute Truths" and the co-author of two others. His speaking and consulting firm, Aaron Davis Presentations, Inc. received the Chamber of Commerce "Outstanding Minority Owned Business" award and Toastmasters International awarded him the "Communication & Leadership Award." He also serves as the Chief Operations Officer of the Thomas Group. While in college at the University of Nebraska, Aaron had the good fortune of being a member of the 1994 National Championship football team. Aaron is quick to remind audiences that the awards and accolades they receive are all fantastic, but true success and excellence first begins with those you care and love the most. Aaron lives in Nebraska with his wife Brooke, their two sons Aden and Keenon and their daughter Niya.

Lofte Community Theatre Receives Tree Planting Funds


Manley - The 2009 Trees for Nebraska Towns (TNT) has awarded tree planting grants to twenty-seven projects in twenty-three communities in Nebraska. The TNT community landscaping grant program is managed by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum (NSA) and funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET)

Manley is one of the communities that received landscape funds through this program. The Lofte Commuity Theatre Windbreak Project received $12,880. Anne Pope applied for the funds and will coordinate the project.

TNT was developed to address tree loss in Nebraska and to improve the overall health, sustainability and species diversity of Nebraska's community trees. It is coordinated by Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Inc. and is part of ReTree Nebraska efforts to plant a million trees by 2017 (http://www.retreenebraska.edu). To help achieve these goals, the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET), a beneficiary of the Nebraska Lottery, is providing $1 million in grant funding to enable high-quality tree planting and associated landscaping in communities across the state. For more information about the TNT program contact NSA at (402) 472-2971.

The Nebraska Statewide Arboretum is both a non-profit horticultural organization and a program of the Nebraska Forest Service, part of the University of Nebraska's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. NSA achieves its mission of "sustainable landscapes for healthy homes and communities" through initiatives in education, community landscapes and the environment (arboretum.unl.edu).






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

The Cutters A Lantern in her Hand

Spring Came on Forever A White Bird Flying

Miss Bishop Song of Years

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.



“Journey Into Christmas” Holiday Open House

A year’s worth of activities celebrating A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich as the One Book One Nebraska selection for 2009 will conclude with the annual “Journey Into Christmas” Holiday Open House at the Bess Streeter Aldrich House.  Located at 204 East F St., Elmwood, NE, the event runs every Saturday and Sunday in December from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Eleven rooms in the author’s historic home have been dressed for the holidays.  Rooms are decorated by local clubs and families, each with its own tree and unique theme.  Visitors are invited to enjoy complimentary cookies and hot cider after their tour.

Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children ages 6-12.  Visit www.BessStreeterAldrich.org for more information.

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Upcoming Events

* November 30th-December 11th Can Food Drive
* December 5th Flying Wheels is closed for the morning session.
* December 8th High School Concert
* December 10th Elementary Concert at 7:00pm
* December 18th Last Student Day and last day of 1st Semester
* December 20th Flying Wheels is closed all day.
* December 26th Flying Wheels is closed all day.

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