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Pinewood Derby

The cub scouts had their annual Pinewood Derby at the Flying Wheels Sunday.Todd Zediger from the scouting counsel made a presentation to the boys and their families about the benefits of scouting before the races.  Nineteen boys brought their heat to the rink that day.  Closely followed by their pit crew...the pit crews were made up of dads, moms, grandparents, and friends.  After some last minute adjustments the cars were ready to roll!  Josh Lockman took the overall blue ribbon.  Everyone had a great time cheering for their favorite cars and boys.









Our hearts are saddened this week at the loss of a dear friend.  Joel Furgerson lost his courageous battle with cancer.  He is now free and watching over his friends and family.  Mary and Justin are in our prayers as they grieve and carry on.  Joel will be remembered in our hearts and prayers.


Baseball/Softball Pancake Breakfast

Date: Sunday, February 28

Location: EM Elementary School - Elmwood

Time: 8-1


* Village Inn restaurant-style pancakes
* Farm-fresh scrambled eggs
* Pork sausage
* Coffee bar
* OJ/Milk
Come out and support the teams!  And have some yummy pancakes!!

Dr. You

February 22nd at 7pm

Elmwood Public Library

Heart Health: The Drugless Way to Prevent Heart Disease

Cardiovascular diseases were exceedingly rare until about halfway throught the last century. Physicians sometimes had to travel hundreds of miles to see one case, and that was probably going to be their only chance. What happened? How did a disease that was once so rare become such a killer?

Join us for our monthly one-hour seminar where we talk about the causes of heart disease and the proven treatments and preventions. This information may save your life.

Dr. You- If you haven't yet attended one of our Dr. You lectures, please call us at the office for dates and times of the upcoming opportunities to learn about how your body monitors itself and how best to help it do it's job.

Dr. Bryan E. Hufstader & Dr. Sally K. Hufstader

Lifetime Wellness Clinic

105 West E. St.

Elmwood, NE 68349




Come and Learn More About Forgiveness

You are welcome to come to the Community Services between now and Easter where we will learn more about forgiveness.  The first community program will be held on Wed., Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Elmwood Christian Church.  We will be reminded of God's forgiving love.  The second community program will be held on Wed., Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Murdock United Methodist Church.  This program will be about where forgiveness comes from.  So come to these programs and learn more about forgiveness.



Community Lenten and Holy Week Services

 The First Christian Disciples of Christ and the United Methodist Churches of Louisville are holding their second annual Community Lenten and Holy Week Services. As we enter the time of Lent, we are mindful of the economic hardships many are going through as well as the new threat of terrorism striking within the United States. People are searching for meaning in life as well as hope and comfort and you are invited to join us as we follow Jesus to the cross. Jesus lived in difficult times while He was on earth. He understands our struggles, but brings us hope in the Gospel message.


Services begin at 7:00 pm. Here are the dates and places:

February 17th: First Christian Church (Ash Wednesday)

February 24th: United Methodist Church

March 3rd: First Christian Church

March 10: United Methodist Church

March 17: First Christian Church

March 24: United Methodist Church


Holy Week:

April 1: United Methodist Church: Seder Meal with Communion

April 2: Good Friday (Meet outside Fire Station for the Cross Walk.) If unable to walk, wait @ Christian Church )





Fiddle Camp

Registration is now open for the 2010 Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska.  Deborah Greenblatt, championship fiddler, author of many fiddle collections, will help the campers get in touch with their inner fiddler.  The course of study during the Schoolhouse Fiddle Camp will be designed specifically for the individual campers who sign up.

Fiddle Camp for Beginners is Monday, June 14 - Friday, June 18.  This camp includes some of the basics and fun of fiddling, such as performing in public, practice techniques, reading music, playing y ear, and jamming.  Fiddling styles include bluegrass, Cajun, Irish, Klezmer, old-time, and newly composed tunes by the campers.  Movement and singing are included in the experience.

Fiddle Camp for Intermediate/Advanced Fiddlers is Monday, July 12 - Friday, July 16, 2010.  Campers will discuss picking tunes for contests, performing in public, practice techniques, reading music, playing by ear, playing for dancers, back-up fiddling, arranging twin fiddle pieces , and jamming.  Many fiddling styles will be represented, including original compositions by the campers.

Each day is scheduled from 9 AM - 1 PM.  Registration is available on line at www.greenblattandseay.com.

For more information, contact Deborah Greenblatt at debby@greenblattandseay.com.





Please congratulate the following students for winning the class Spelling Bee:  Scott Bracken, Brandon Frates, Callie Zeorian, Josiah Philson, Grace Althouse, Whitney Koehn, Kylel Huxhold, and Ericka Ritnour.  These students will compete in the school Spelling Bee on Wednesday, February 10.  The Spelling Bee begins at 1:30 p.m.


We are again doing theme baskets for each classroom for Silent Auction.  K-Cookie Lovers,  1st-Family Games/Books 2nd - Birthday  3rd-Gardening  4th - Summer Fun/Barbeque, 5th - Coffee, 6th - Family Snow Day.  The Spring Carnival is scheduled for April 16, 2010.


Surveys for attending the Elmwood-Murdock preschool and kindergarten for the next school year have been sent to all known eligible student in the district.  Please contact the school regarding your child's attendance for the next school year if you have not already done so.  Please contact us if you did not receive a survey or know of a potential preschool or kindergarten student that may have been missed in the mailings.  Please contact Heidi Zierott or Bruce Friedrich if you have any questions.


Elementary students should come to games with a parent or other responsible adult and not just be dropped off at the school.  Children should be under the supervision of a parent or other responsible adult during the basketball games. Students and children should not be running and playing in the halls during the games.  Thank you for your cooperation.


The Elementary Student Council has chosen to sponsor a series of fundraisers to help with the relief efforts toward Haiti.  After discussing many different charities, the kids have chosen to focus our efforts to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Our plan is to have a bake sale during the Parent-Teacher Conferences on February 11.  We will also be having a Hats On for Haiti Day on February 19.  Students will pay fifty cents to wear a hat on that Friday and the grade that collects the most money will choose a teacher to have an Ice Cream Sundae built on their head during an afternoon assembly on the 19th.  The kids will also be running a concession stand during the Science Fair on Tuesday, February 9, with the proceeds going to our fundraiser.

If you would like to help, you may do so by donating items for our bake sale during the week of February 8 or by making a monetary donation.  Any help you could give us would be greatly appreciated.  All donations may be brought to Mrs. Paulsen.  In addition, please congratulate our Student Council members for choosing to help such a worthwhile cause.

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Upcoming events

  • February 9 - Tuesday - Elementary Science Fair 6:30- 8:00@ Elmwood

  • February 10 - Wednesday - School Board Meeting 7:00 @ Murdock

  • February 12 - Friday - High School Winter Formal

  • February 12 - Friday - Spanish Club Meeting 7:00 @ Murdock

  • February 12 - Friday - Band Trip Parents Meeting 6:00 @ Murdock

  • February 11 - No School for Elmwood-Murdock - Parent Teacher Conferences Noon - 8:00 pm - Elementary School

  • February 13 - Saturday - Flying Wheels Valentines Day Skate Dance Dodge 6:30 - midnight

  • February 14 - St Paul United Methodist Church Valentine's Banquet 11:30 - 1:00

  • February 15 - Monday - EMMA meeting 7:00 pm

  • February 20 - Band Dinner Concert @ Murdock


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