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The Elmwood Rescue Squad brought it last Sunday.  Bubble Soccer that is!  A great time watching people wrapped in giant bubbles chase a soccer ball around the park was a fun way to spend the afternoon.  Many people enjoyed the BBQ lunch and snacks.  Some people tried out the new GaGa Ball Pit and had a blast!

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The Bounce Backs played the final round against the Graff Geezers.  I think they were all winners!

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The kids told me they weren't sure what this was for but now that they know they love to play GaGa!!

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 Not just a game for kids!  Grab your friends and go try it out!  Don't forget to take a playground ball!!

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 Lincoln Journal Star - Front Page Star!!  Alicia Clements

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Click here to watch the 10/11 News report of the Bubble Soccer Event.


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Aaron Clements is carrying on a family tradition.  The Clements family has operated the American Exchange Bank since it began in 1907.  He will be working with his dad, Rick Clements, his uncle Rob Clements, his cousin Andy Clements and his wife Alicia who works part time.  Aaron began his new career on Monday Sept. 14, 2015.  Pictured in front of the bank:  Rick and Aaron Clements




Bloom Where You're Planted Farm's 11th Annual Pumpkin Festival

Sept. 26-Oct. 31 -- Fridays 1-6 p.m., Weekends 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

911-108th St., rural Avoca

New for 2015!  Corn Hole, a fun Egg Race game, and a big John Deere combine you can climb into!

Other activities include hay rides, nature trails, farm animals, rubber duck races, bucking bronco barrel ride, corn pit, family-sized tire swing, hay climb and tunnel, dress-a-scarecrow, horse swings, agricultural exhibits, gourd tunnel, photo ops and more!  Don't miss the barn full of seasonal gifts, tasty treats, antiques and TONS of pumpkins, or all of the yummy food from the Schoolhouse Cafe (serving smoked pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, nachos, ice cream, homemade pie and cookies, and coffee on the weekends).

Admission is $6.00 for ages 3 & up and includes all activities.  Shop the barn or dine at the cafe without an admission charge. 

Special events include Service Family Day Sept. 26, A.R.T. Fair with live music Oct. 3, Doggy Day Oct. 10, Country concert by McKenzie JaLynn and the Renegades Oct. 18, and Thanks-and-Giving Day Oct. 31.  See our website, www.bloompumpkinpatch.com, or Facebook pages for full details.

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Volunteers needed for the Elmwood stop of the Market to Market Relay Race!  From the Market to Market website: "A premier day-long team running relay race that takes runners from Market to Market®. Starting at sun up, seven runners and a van take on diverse and scenic courses as they make their way to the downtown finish shindig before sun down. Combine running in beautiful landscapes, outrageous costumes and memorable van rides with your friends and it all adds up to 1 unforgettable day."

Elmwood is one of the places that is an exchange site for the relay.  There will be a lot transport vans dropping off and picking up runners so the team needs to have volunteers in Elmwood to direct traffic to keep it flowing smooth and keep the runners safe.  By providing volunteers we will earn a donation from the Market to Market Relay Series for the Elmwood Park!

Click here to register to be a volunteer! You will have a blast!


What does the Elmwood Village Board Talk About?

It's no secret what goes on at the Village Board meetings.  You are welcome to come and listen!  What is there to do on Wednesday night this week?  Watch the Republican presidential debate?  You could.  Or you could DVR it and come to the Elmwood Village Board meeting!  We have some exciting things going on in town, one of which is the beginning of a redevelopment plan.  We have a guess speaker coming to talk about how the community he lives in used TIF funds to better the town.  TIF funding helps pay for public improvements to blighted areas or new developments.  I know that people would like to see new businesses and homes in Elmwood.  This is the first step to making that happen!

Another thing we are going to talk about are cats.  You are invited to come and hear the Village Board discuss the issue of nuisance cats.  There will be a time for public comment, too. 

The Village Board looks forward to hearing your comments so please save them for the meeting and do not post here.  We hope to see you Wednesday night!  7:00 pm at the Village Office.  There will be cookies!




Dear Family and Friends,
Thank you for your past support of Ben's Brigade!
It is time again for our annual fundraising efforts.  We had planned to give everyone a choice this year to donate to the DSAF of Nebraska, or the LuMind Foundation for Down Syndrome Cognitive Research.  However, when the DSAF learned of our plan to let donors choose, they have since decided all teams must fund raise exclusively for the DSAF, and deleted our team, Ben's Brigade, from the Step Up for Down syndrome Walk.
So, while we will not be participating in the Lincoln Walk this year, we still do want to raise money for a good cause and celebrate Down syndrome awareness month during the month of October.  For this reason we are proud to announce that we would like all of our fundraising efforts to go the LuMind Foundation for Down Syndrome Research.  This is an extremely exciting time for Down Syndrome Research, as studies have found similarities between individuals with Down syndrome and patients with Alzheimer's There are now Phase 2 clinical drug trials, moving us closer to options for improving cognition in people with Down syndrome,and these drugs also have the potential to prevent Alzheimer's disease in the general population.   If you would like to donate to the LuMind foundation in honor of Ben's Brigade, please click here
Our annual celebration would not be complete without custom Ben's Brigade t-shirts.  This year we have designed our own shirts that will be white with the logo attached below featuring the Down syndrome awareness colors of blue and yellow. These shirts will not be dated and can be worn year after year to celebrate Ben and his extra chromosome.  Adult sizes are $12 and Child sizes are $10.  If you would like to order t-shirt, please email me with your size prior to September 15, 2015 .  Payment can be collected on delivery, or you can order them online at the new Ben's Brigade website Ben's Brigade for Down Sydrome Advocacy
We ask that everyone wear their shirt on Saturday October 3rd to virtually celebrate the start of Down syndrome awareness month where ever you are that day. 
As always, we appreciate your support of Ben's Brigade!
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Lofte Barn Banter

Friday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets $25
The audience is the cast!  The entire theater is the stage!  Come for the food.  Stay for the murder! Dress in your favorite costume and prepare for an interactive murder mystery event at the Lofte.  
A full dinner accompanies this fatal folly of fun.  Reservations required so call or email today!
Menu:  Dinner Salad
Roast Beef or Chicken
Twice Baked Potato Casserole
Country Style Green Beans


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Massage by Jolean

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Were hiring

Come join our team! Round the Bend Steakhouse is looking for Wait Staff, Bartenders, Host/Hostess & Kitchen Staff. Stop by and fill out an application Mon-Sat 11am-10pm or email your resume to info@roundthebendsteakhouse.com




Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools is looking for an, “Extended Opportunities Facilitator” for the 2015-2016 school year. The focus of this position will be to supervise our in-school-suspension room, tutoring students who are falling behind in their homework, and general supervision duties as assigned throughout the school day. Pay will be determined by experience and educational background. If interested you can apply online at www.elm.esu3.org or call the school at (402) 867-2341.




2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR

 The Elmwood-Murdock Public School has a vacancy for a Kitchen Assistant at the Murdock School site.  Perspective employees should have knowledge of quantity food preparation, understanding of basic nutrition, basic math skills and a willingness to learn ordering system and menu planning.  Applicants must be physically able to lift 40 pounds.  Start date for this position is on or about August 13, 2015 and employee will work days school is in session for students.  Interested applicants should contact Dan Novak, Superintendent, at 402-867-2341 or via e-mail at dannovak@emknights.org
.  The Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


VIP* Job Opening at the EM Schools

(*Very Important Person)

Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools are in need for substitutes for the para-professionals in our district (Prek-12th grade).  A para professional provide instructional support and assistance within the classroom setting. Some services could be provided 1:1 or with a small group.  Para Substitutes are paid on an hourly wage of $7.25. The school follows the federal minimum wage rate for this school year.

For application details, please contact Tycha Stander (Tstander@emknights.org).  For questions in regards to job description, please contact Heidi Zierott (hzierott@emknights.org).


Cass Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is currently recruiting CASA advocates to speak up for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Cass County.  The next training session is scheduled for September 2015 for five weeks.  The training consists of 15 hours of online training and 15 hours of in-person training.  We are also seeking male volunteers for this class.  If you are interested, please contact Angie Neumiller (402) 296-9520; email director@casscasa.org
or if you would like to learn more information about our program, please visit www.casscasa.org


 WANTED:  Home Health Aide needed for elderly woman.

Please call:  402-994-2414

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 Elmwood Murdock Football Update

 Click here to see the summary from the EM vs Brownell Talbot game.

Click here to see the stats from the EM vs Brownell Talbot game.

Click here to see the Selected Game Stats for EM.


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