Garage Sales A Success!
Tons of Good Stuff!
Our garage sale was a success because we sold almost everything! Whatever was left went to Bits & Pieces. The only thing we didn't sell that we really wanted to sell was the Mother and Yorkie. Joe and I decided that both are annoying and both should go! We got a couple offers on the dog but none on the mother. When we were done with our sale we got to go to a couple other sales. At John and Deb Mumfords' sale their daughter Kabbie was selling her traditional cookies and lemonade. The cookies are yummy! My mom looks forward to Kabbie's sale every year just for the cookies. At Abe and Tonya Greenings' sale we found a little more than we expected in a pile of jeans. Their cat was taking a bath!
Big Birthday Celebration for Becky!
Becky texts all her friends to come try out Niki's sugar
Becky's car was all tied up for the big day! Happy Birthday, Becky!
CCNEDC Annual Meeting - June 9th
Featured business: Oxbow Animal Products
Dear Cass County Survivors,
I'm writing to extend an invitation to participate in the American Cancer Society 2010 Relay for Life of Cass County. It will take place on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at Plattsmouth High School. The planning of this annual event, which is in its 15th year, begins a month after the previous Relay. It's a huge undertaking but a labor of love for all of our committee members. We want to help the American Cancer Society help all of you and your families in so many ways.
As cancer survivors you are what the Relay For Life is all about - you all are basically the "heart" of it and the reason we all work so hard to make it better every year. I became increasingly involved over the last several years because of my history with cancer (I'm a two time breast cancer survivor -and very proud of it!). Some of my fellow committee members are also survivors and of course we have all been touched by cancer involving loved ones as well.
What I'm asking of you is simple. Please plan to attend the Relay even if only for a short time. We need the opportunity to honor you with a survivor dinner at 5:30 PM and the celebratory survivor lap at 7 PM which is the start of the twelve hour event. I consider it a privilege to walk alongside all of you. Our goal is to honor 100 (men, women & children) survivors this year.
I ask that you either call our American Cancer Society Staff Partner, Megan Maryott at 1-402-393-5801 X70770 or logon to www.relayforlife.org/casscone and select "Sign Up As A Survivor" and complete the registration - there is no charge for survivors. We are running out of time so please do it soon.
It's that simple - will you do it? It won't be quite the same without you!
Camping On The E.D.G.E.
Last week the congregations of Elmwood Christian, St. Paul Methodist and Ebenezer United Methodist churches combined their resources and talents to give area kids an exciting adventure in faith. About fifty-five area children took advantage of the "Camp E.D.G.E." themed Bible School. The week's curriculum encouraged the kids to hike, explore, sing and dance.
While the rain shortened a few of the outdoor activities, the kids had fun nonetheless. On days four and five of Bible School, the children engaged in an old-fashioned water balloon fight at the city park. Passers-by probably thought we were holding a mass baptism. The kids were soaked!
A few young visitors from Overland Park Christian Church in Kansas helped act as camp counselors during the week. The teenagers spent mornings with VBS students helping to teach them how to have fun with their faith. In the afternoons and evenings their host families took them to various tourism sites (and shopping malls) in the area.
Special thanks to Mark and Cynthia Sheldon, Brenda, Anna and Katie Bornemeier, Darah Offner, Anne Pope, Keri Hogue, Susan Ernst, Carae Oehlerking, Jacob and Aaron Rhodd, Hallie Mills and many others for all of their hard work.
VBS kids started and ended their day learning new songs. The little ones picked up on the dance moves a lot faster than we adults!
Hailey Cronk, Henry Clymer, Zane Rikli, Rilee Shields, Abraham Vidaurre and Cody Bornemeir take aim for, "The Great Water Balloon Toss."
The "Awesome Aspens" missed out on their park recreation time because of a little thunderstorm. How to keep them busy for 20 minutes? Build a GIANT pyramid out of plastic cups. They loved it!
August Pope, Dalton Wheeler and Maggie Richter prepare to take aim at their counselors. It started to rain in the middle of their water balloon fight, but they didn't even notice.
Local craft guru, Brenda Bornemeier helped the children create a unique craft each day. On day three the kids decorated their own backpacks!
Notice of Meeting
The Elmwood Rural Fire District Board will meet Monday, June 28th, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. at the Fire Hall, 601 N 4th, to conduct the regular monthly meeting. Agenda available from clerk.
My first week at CD's was a lot of fun! Jordan Vogt is showing me the ropes.
We had a nice visit this week with our grandparents, Dean and Shirley Effken. They live in Holland, Michigan. We plan to go visit them later this summer. Thanks for coming to see us! (they read the newsletter, too.)
Saturday - June 12th - Elmwood Murdock City Wide Garage Sales
Tuesday - June 15th - EMMA Good Neighbor Nominations Due
Saturday - June 19th - Elmwood City Wide Clean Up
Monday - June 21st - Elmwood Murdock Merchants Association (EMMA) meeting 7:00 pm Elmwood Community Center
Monday - June 28th - Elmwood Rural Fire District Board meeting - 8:00 pm Fire Hall
Community Sustaining Sponsors 2010