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 Slime Out Type 1 Diabetes

The Elmwood Murdock Elementary School held a fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  They raised $900 through the event!

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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!

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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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More Caution Required at the Elmwood Park!  If it looks bright and shiny, don't touch it!

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Doesn't the Merry Go Round look great!!

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My partner in painting this week was Ranelle Rundquist.  I'm surprised we got so much painting done with all the talking we were doing!

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This is the before picture.

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As we painted the Merry Go Round went round and round.  It was a challenge.

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The benches got a fresh coat of paint, too!

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Thanks to my wonderful husband, Vince, for making the stakes and hanging the caution tape. I'm hoping to do a bit more painting this week so we left the caution tape up.  Just remember, if it is shiny, don't touch it...you just never know!

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 ).


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Football - Football - Football

Click here to see the EM vs Palmyra Game Summary...in which we won!

Click here to see the Stats from EM vs Palmyra Game

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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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One stop Louisville

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


 Acclaimed Matt Whipkey to Perform at the Lofte

Manley, NE [September 21, 2015] -  The Lofte Community Theatre is adding a musical act to its 2015 schedule.  Matt Whipkey is an Omaha native internationally renowned for his top-notch songwriting.  He is also the winner of the 2013 Omaha Arts & Entertainment Award.  He will be performing live on the Lofte stage on Saturday, November 14 at 7pm.  Tickets are $15.  
Mr. Whipkey has released several albums including his most recent, “Underwater.”  He has also opened for popular acts including Dwight Yoakam.  He’s scheduled to play at the Holland Center in 2016.  This is your chance to see this phenomenal artist during his tour of the midwest.
The Lofte is located in Cass County near the town of Manley.  Those interested in purchasing tickets may contact the box office at 402-234-2553 or visit Lofte.com.


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“Nana’s Naughty Knickers” on Display at the Lofte!
Manley, NE [September 25, 2015] -  The Lofte Community Theatre announces the opening of their next production, “Nana’s Naughty Knickers,” on Saturday, October 10 at 7:30pm.  Written by Katherine DiSavino, the script is a fast-paced comedic farce that has become the Lofte’s fall tradition.  
Bridget is a young woman who is about to become roommates with her sweet little Grandma in a rent-controlled apartment in New York City.  However, what Bridget first saw as an easy opportunity quickly turns into mayhem.  It seems that sweet little Nana is running an illegal boutique from their apartment, selling naughty hand-made lingerie to local senior citizens.  
Alyssa DiPaolo of Lincoln and Shari Hoelker of Omaha play Bridget and her grandmother, respectively.  Rounding out the cast are Brenda Jones of Louisville, Ross Mumford, Jestin Jones and Shelia Hansen of Lincoln, Wendy Allen and Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth and Jeff Johnston and Ken Snyder both of Elmwood.  The production is directed by Kevin Colbert.
The production runs October 10, 11, 15-18 and 23-25.  Thursday through Saturday evening shows begin at 7:30pm.  Sunday performances are 2pm matinees.  Tickets are $19 with special discounts offered to groups of twenty or more.  The Lofte is located near the town of Manley in Cass County.  Those interested in tickets should call the Lofte box office at 402-234-2553 or visit their website, www.Lofte.com.

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Pictured on Attachment:  The Cast of “Nana’s Naughty Knickers,” at the Lofte Community Theatre.  Front row left to right, Shelia Hansen, Shari Hoelker, Alyssa DiPaolo and Brenda Jones.  Back row, Ross Mumford, Jestin Jones, Ken Snyder, Jeff Johnston and Melinda Mead.

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Shari Hoelker, Alyssa DiPaolo and Brenda Jones from the Lofte Community Theatre production of, “Nana’s Naughty Knickers.”



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