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Halloween is Coming!

It's officially fall! How do I know? The neighbors aren't cleaning their cobwebs anymore. AND I put a pumpkin near the front door.

So what are you doing this Halloween? 

Are you taking kids trick or treating, decorating your house, creating a haunted house for the little kids coming by to snag candy. Or maybe your're getting dressed up yourself. Send me photos and I'll put them in the newsletter the week after Halloween.

Maybe your business is decorating the windows in town and getting in the holiday spirit. What ever it is, send it my way.

NEEDED: Photos and stories of local veterans

Your input is not only greatly appreciated but NEEDED. Please send any articles, updates, photos etc to me by Sunday at 4PM via email at editor@elmwoodnebraska.com 

Bess Streeter Aldrich House

Multiple ribbon cuttings happened in Elmwood this week. The Bess Streeter Aldrich House dedicated the renovated front porch to over 160 people who visited last Saturday 

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The Elmwood-Murdock FBLA chapter is partnered with the Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation to offer “Celebrating a Century of Change,” a showcase of vintage clothing and classic cars.

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They served approximately 160 people...meals, donations and pledges amounted to over $6,500 so far. The local community responded in a big way. Whether the loaned clothing articles, a vintage card or ate a meal, it truly was a community-spirited event. The local FBLA students should be congratulated for their commitment to the community.

IMG 3894 302The Aldrich Foundation has now raised $15,100 of the $22,431 need to pay for the new porch. Donations and/or pledges can still be mailed to Aldrich Foundation, Box 167, Elmwood, NE 68349.

IMG 3932 300The Aldrich House will continue to have the clothing exhibit on display through November 13. The house is open Wed.,Thurs. Sat. and Sun., 2-5 in October and Saturdays and Sunday in November.

The event was held on October 15 from 11a.m.- 2p.m. at the Aldrich House in Elmwood. It combined the fascination with history with food, fashion and cars.

The Century of Change event featured a fashion show of garments through the ages artistically displayed throughout the Aldrich house. 

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Outside, car enthusiasts viewed a variety of classic and custom cars. I love classic cars don't you?

Food was served at Community church next door and it's a good thing they finished the addition. It was packed.  This included BBQ by Alan Brockhoff and Dan Brown and was served by members of the Elmwood-Murdock FLBA Club.

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Words cannot adequately express the appreciation of the Aldrich Foundation board members for your recent fundraiser.

The fundraiser generated a great deal of financial support, but it also drew attention to Mrs. Aldrich's contributions and generated renewed interest in our mission. We hope we can work with you again in the future.

St. Paul Methodist Church

Please make sure to attend the Salute to Veterans service and luncheon on October 30th. There will be displays of local veterans on hand to celebrate their service to our country

I would also like to ask for submissions to the Newsletter on our local military members who are currently serving so I can highlight them the week of Veterans Day and the week after. Please send photos and stories to  editor@elmwoodnebraska.com


Salute to Veterans 30 Oct 2016 

Not only is the church serving Fried Chicken but I'm sure all your favorite desserts will be represented. There is a free will donation for the meal with all the proceeds to benefit the Elmwood G.A.R. Hall Veterans Museum. 

G.A.R. Hall Veterans Museum

IMG 7358 303If you haven't visited the Museum now it the time. You will be very impressed with what Bonnie Brewer has done. Her passion for our veterans, Elmwood history and genealogy really shine.

The G.A.R. Hall may look small from the outside, but I guarantee you will see something new every time you visit.

The museum will be open on Sunday Oct 30th from noon-4pm so make sure to visit and say hello.

You can literally spend hours reading through the historical documents and memorabilia.

There is a series of local activities honoring our veterans between October 30th and November 13th. Be sure to put them on your calendar so you won't miss them. 

Both the high school and elementary have a veterans program on Friday November 11 and are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. I try and go every year and am never disappointed. 

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Braids & Buns Workshop

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Tuesday November 15, 2016

6:00-7:30 pm

Located at the Thairapest 

$25 Workshop Fee

Sign up on the Cindy Mathers's Facebook event page and let her know you're excited on attending. 

Pass the word and if this is successful she will have more.

I'll be interested to see how hairstyles change in the community. Send me your photos of your girls hair and what you have learned.

Annual Craft Show

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Saturday November 26, 2016

9:00 am- 3:00 pm

Elmwood-Murdock Elementary School 

This year the annual craft show will be to benefit the Elmwood-Murdock packpack program. 

The Backpack program is a statewide program that was started by the Food Bank in Lincoln.

The mission is to help alleviate child hunger in our community by providing hungry children with nutritious and easy to prepare food at times when other resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations. 

Craft Show Vendors Needed

If you would like a booth please contact

Cyndi Dwyer at cdwyer@lps.org for more information and an application

Download and print your application herepdfCraftShow_all.pdf

Elmwood-Murdock School News

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Congratulations on the Elmwood-Murdock Football Team!!

It's been a long hard season but we have a WIN on the board against Humbolt-Tablerock. Not only was it a win, but it was a blowout!IMG 3802 300

High School Football Season

The Elmwood-Murdock Football team played a fantastic game and has one more left in the season.

Here are the statistics for all of the games combined of the season for the sports statistics junkie in all of you. Thanks Julie Schmale for sending these on a weekly basis.

Wilber-Clatonia Varsity Football Game Stats

Palmyra Varsity Football Game Stats

EM vs. Yutan Football Game Stats

EM vs. Malcom Game Stats

EM vs Lincoln Lutheran

EM vs Huboldt-Table Rock

Did you know that Elmwood-Murdock Varsity HOME Football games can also be watched on Vimeo, thanks to Jim Rust 

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Business Happenings

MuseumShadows 10192016The Museum of Shadows also had their ribbon cutting ceremony and is officially open. Fox 42 News did a story on what you can expect inside and it can be viewed here or clicking on the image below.

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You can schedule a ghost hunt, but be quick tours sell out fast.

Not only can you visit the museum but you can shop their gift store, shop for crystals and ghost hunting equipment, but you canlearn about the history of the building.

Several groups have already tours and visitors are coming from all over the country. It's not just a Halloween event. Visit their Facebook Page to learn more.

Area and Community News


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Fall Farce “Funny Money” Running Amok at the Lofte


unknownManley, NE [September 27, 2016] - The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces that its decades-long tradition of showcasing a Fall farce continues this year with Ray Cooney’s hilarious comedy, “Funny Money.”

Henry Perkins, a mild-mannered CPA has found a briefcase full of cash. Assuming that it’s ill-gotten booty, Henry rushes home to grab his wife and two one-way tickets to Barcelona. But, poor Henry is soon beset by not one, but two police detectives investigating unrelated crimes; one involving a dead body thought to be Henry. With the help of his wife and well-meaning neighbors, Henry begins to weave a steady stream of lies that soon spin out of control. His seemingly fortuitous find soon has Henry and his friends rushing down a path of utter chaos.

Starring in the production is Erik Quam of Louisville. His wife is played by Brandy (Palatas) Hall of Papillion. Jamion Biesterfeld of Louisville and Wendy Allen of Plattsmouth star as the neighbors who are dragged into the fray. Rounding out the cast are Jeff Johnson and Tim Sorensen of Elmwood, Giovanni Quezada of Council Bluffs and Guillermo Rosas of La Vista. “Funny Money” is directed by Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water.

Production dates for the show are October 15, 16, 20-23 and 28-30. Thursday through Saturday productions begin at 7:30pm. All Sunday shows are at 2pm. Tickets are $19 and all seats are reserved. Reservations can be made by calling the theater at (402) 234-2553 or by visiting their website, www.Lofte.org.

 Lull in the crowd and still full

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony 
Southeast Community College Learning Center at Plattsmouth 
537 Main St. 
Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 4 p.m.



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