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Millie is getting ready to graduate and embark on her new life so she is handing the Elmwood newsletter back to me. For those who are new subscribers to the Elmwood Newsletter, I'm Millie's mom, Julie. I had been doing the newsletter for a couple of years when Millie took it over last year. It was a nice break for me but now I'm looking forward to once again bringing you stories about Elmwood and the great people who live here.

I'm going to count on you to send me your stories and ideas for stories! Send me pictures of your kids, your pets, your flowers...anything that you want to share. If you have an event you would like to advertise I'd love to help you out. Then after the event send me an update about how it went and pictures! I do love pictures! If I'm at the event I'll report on it but it is great to hear your views, too. If you have a comment on a story or local happening send me a letter-to-the-editor.

If you own a business and would like to advertise on this website contact me and we'll set you up. We'd love to have more sponsors.

It's good to be back and you know I'll keep you up-to-date on as much local news as I can. Whether you live in Elmwood or have connections here and want to stay in the loop on the happenings I'm happy to bring you the news. I'd love to hear from you, too.

As long as you are reading the Elmwood Newsletter you might as well subscribe to the Murdock Newsletter, too. Our two towns are connected like Legos. Apart we are functional but not productive. Put us together we are stand strong and build fantastic things. The news may be similar in both newsletters but I try to find stories specific to each town. You should find interesting stories in both.

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to slide in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "Woo hoo, what a ride!"
Buckle up, Elmwood, it's going to be a wonderful ride!

Send me your news by noon on Monday and I will get them in the Wednesday edition of the Elmwood Newsletter. Email me at editor@elmwoodnebraska.com. Spread the word! Tell your friends to subscribe!
News from the streets of Murdock: Ericka Ritnour reports that she was very close to death last weekend. She was riding her skateboard and crashed. She alos reports that she has made a full recovery. (See Ericka, I told you this would make the newsletter!)









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UNL Extension Offers Crop Scout Training in March

Feb. 14, 2011

UNL Extension Offers Crop Scout Training in March

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Crop scouts will learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests during a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers program March 16.

The training provides in-depth and detailed information from university specialists.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the workshop is from 9 a.m-5 p.m at the university's Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead.

Cost is $120. Fees include lunch, refreshment breaks, workshop materials and instruction manual. Registrants should preregister to reserve their seat and to ensure workshop materials are available the day of the training session. Updated reference materials are included in this year's take- home instruction manual.

Topics include: how corn and soybean plants grow and develop; soybean and corn insect management; insect quiz; identifying weeds -- plant morphology; using a key to identify weed seedlings; crop diseases and quiz; and nutrient deficiencies.

Certified Crop Advisor continuing education credits are available with 4 in pest management, 1 in crop management and .5 in fertility/nutrient management.

For more information or to register, contact UNL Extension at (402) 624-8030, (800) 529-8030, e-mail Keith Glewen at kglewen1@unl.edu, or online at http://ardc.unl.edu/training.shtml.








Lofte Community Theatre to Honor Volunteers

On Saturday, February 26 at 6pm the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley will honor its volunteers and hold their annual business meeting. Actors, ushers, painters, donors and friends are all invited to participate in this special event.  Lofte officers will present Lofte financials and plans for the future.  A complimentary Italian meal and refreshments will be provided.

The Lofte is a non-profit organization and as such is heavily dependent upon its army of volunteers.  During the course of the evening, those with outstanding service during the past year will be recognized by the "Dale Crosby Awards."  Mr. Crosby was a long-time chairman of the Lofte Board of Directors.  His willingness to tackle any duty at the theater served as an inspiration to others.  Over the many years of his service, he performed, cleaned and took on administrative tasks.  Mr. Crosby passed away in 2001.

Lofte Artistic Director Kevin Colbert will announce upcoming show selections and share some of the behind the scenes antics that he witnessed during the 2010 season.

Those who are planning to attend are asked to RSVP by calling the theater at (402) 234-2553.







Elmwood Murdock Elementary Science Fair Draws 88 Participants!


The kids crowd around to watch an experiment.


Mr. Friedrich judges an entry.


Maggie Clymer is experimenting with gravity.


Quenten Romero tested light bulbs to see what wattage is best for growing plants.  You may think that 75 watt is not the best because there is no grass in it.  Not true!  It was the best because the grass grew so fast it hit the light bulb and burned up!  Quenten explained it perfectly!


Hayley Cronk had a blast with hers!


Raynee Stohlmann had a crowd at her exhibit!


Zach Baumgardt was very classy and ready to present!


Rylee Hogue experimented to see which cheese molds faster.


Emily Zakaras loved doing her experiment.


The Cronk boys can't wait until they are old enough to enter the Science Fair!


Kylee Rieflin was Rylee's partner in cutting the cheese.


Shay explains her experiment to Mrs. Hogue...who by the way, is totally the BEST!


Ms. Bornemeier judges Raynee's entry.


Click here to check out the Murdock Newsletter for more pictures of the Science Fair!










Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt, will discuss various ways to perform that classic fiddle tune, Orange Blossom Special.  This wonderful piece encourages improvisation, giving the fiddler opportunities to make their fiddle sound just like a train.   The Workshop takes place on Saturday, March 19, 2011, 1 PM - 3 PM, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, Nebraska.  Pre-registration is required, enrollment is limted, and there is a $20.00 fee.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, or send an e-mail todebby@greenblattandseay.com











MS Girls BB Ashland-Greenwood


JV/Varisty Boys BB vs. Louisville


Band Dinner Concert @ Murdock

2/21-24/ 11

Boys BB Sub-District


Parent-Teacher Conference


MS Girls BB Louisville


Girls District Final


District Speech


Boys BB District Final


Start of Spring Sports Practice


No School - Spring Break

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