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Happy Thankful November

I am thankful for everyone who reads this newsletter. Seriously I AM!!

People do read this and I do get random comments when I'm out and about town. So THANK YOU. What are you thankful for? Feel free to send me photos of who and what makes you thankful.

People are even remembering to send me updates and news. Which is fantastic. Thank you again and keep the news and tips coming. Make sure the send them to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com 

Election Day Results

Find out the County, State, and National Election results HERE! Yes, if didn't stay up last night to watch the results roll in you can see who won and what state referendums passed, WITHOUT the commentary.

NOW, I'm thankful for no more political commercials

Election Results 

Veterans Day is November 11th, THIS Friday

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Veterans Day is THIS Friday

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Tell a Veteran thank you this Friday. In fact, thank them any day of the year. They have taken time out their lives, their families lives, and given time to serving their country.

Here are some additional photos from the Salute to Veterans service at St. Pauls United Methodist Church on October 30th.

Randy Romine sang the National Anthem. You can listen to it here on Youtube (I haven't figured out how to insert a YouTube video yet)

Don't forget to attend the Veterans Program at the high school this Friday at 10:00 am and the Elementary at 1:00 pm

Be sure to visit their Facebook page of the GAR Veterans Museum for more photos of the event.

G.A.R. Hall Veterans Museum

If 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.

 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. See you there!!

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Elmwood Town Happenings

Moving house

Did you see the house being moved down highway? It turned east by gas station and will be the new home of Tanner Bornemier. Julie sent me the photo. She knows what's going on the east side of town.

Trail Ridge Development


Speaking of new homes, there is dirt work being done on the newest housing development in Elmwood. Twelve homes will be built and many of them have already been sold. 

“The area has been annexed, platted and we are moving dirt,” said Ryan Anderson, owner of Tutalkin Construction, co-developer of project with Lou Allgayer.

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Dubbed Trail Ridge due to its proximity to the MoPac Trail, the development will establish 12 residential homes on lots ranging in size from one-third an acre to one-half acre in its first phase. Check out their Facebook page for more details and follow what is happening.

In the second phase, another seven homes will be added. Houses in the development will be in the $250,000 and higher price range.

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Already, four people have expressed interest in purchasing homes in the development. “That’s good, because we just started moving dirt last week,” Anderson said.

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Quonset Bar & Grill

Look who I saw at the newest restaurant in Elmwood? Lou and Sue Allgayer. Lou even posed for a selfie.

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See it's not just Julie who does selfies. She has gotten me into the habit. So watch out everyone. 

Rumor has it the "Walking Tacos" are amazing and try the fried potatoes, not a curly potato, or a french fry, but delish still the same. Stop in and ask the name. I didn't get what they are calling them.

There was a birthday party happening in the back with a large inflatable jumping pit. Check it out and book your next party.

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There still might be tickets

Logan Mize is coming to our place on November 18th he is an amazing up-and-coming artist and is doing an acoustic tour now!!! He has sold out shows in Lincoln and Omaha so tickets won't last long!

Tickets are on sale now for $10 get them quick before they are sold out!! If you haven't heard of him YouTube a song!!

LOOK for Veteran Marchers in Elmwood

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Dalton Bowden, you might know him, he married Kalee Brewer, is coordinating the Elmwood to South Bend section of the Ruck March. WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

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Elmwood G.A.R. Veterans Museum

Noon: Elmwood ruckers and supporters meet at  museum for a chili lunch 

1:00-2:00  Lincoln group of Ruckers arrive, meet Elmwood group 

1:00-2:00 Elmwood group of active military, veterans, and supports will "Step off" and head north on Hwy 1 

Elmwood Volunteer Fire Department will lead and follow the group with lights

NEED: People to line the route with signs, flags, and banner to cheer participants

3:00-4:00 Elmwood group arrives in Murdock and marches in front of the high school

The Elmwood group hopes to arrive just before school dismisses and this would be a GREAT cheering location 

7:00-8:00 Elmwood group arrives in South Bend

NEED South Bend greeters and WELCOME crowd!! Participants will be tired and would appreciate a crowd.

8:00-9:00 Elmwood group is driven back to Elmwood for an informal meal. Details still being worked out.

If YOU would like to help, contribute food, water, flags, banners, make signs, help organize greeters, cheering crowds then please contact Dalton Boden at this email. dalton.s.boden@gmail.com


VeteransRuckMarch 2016

 The Nebraska- Lincoln Student veterans are marching from Lincoln Nebraska to Kinneck Stadium to raise awareness of Veteran suicide. This 344 mile march is coming right through our local communities. 

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Friday, November 11th from 6-9pm.

Whether you are addicted to LuLaRoe or you have never experienced it before, plan to stop by my launch party!!

Be Sure to check out her Facebook page

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.


Journey into Christmas



November 26, 2016 

2:00-5:00 pm on Dec 3-4th, Dec 10-11, and Dec 17-18th 

Make plans to attend “Journey into Christmas” at the Aldrich House this year.

Thirteen individuals or groups have agreed to decorate the home. In honor of Mrs. Aldrich’s short story “Star Across the Tracks,” we have been loaned over 20 nativity sets that will also be incorporated into the house’s decor.

When you arrive, you will be given a checklist and challenged to locate all the sets. If you are successful, your application will be entered in a drawing for a free Journey into Christmas book.

Don’t forget to check out the Aldrich House garage this year for an additional surprise. 

Refreshments will be served. The schedule for the community’s Holiday Extravaganza can be found at elmur.org.

Elmwood-Murdock School News

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  Area and Community News


Cass County CASA Advocates Needed!

Cass Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is currently recruiting CASA advocates to speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in Cass County.  The next training session is scheduled for January 2017 for five weeks. We are also seeking male volunteers as more than 60% of our children are male.

What does a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer do?  Each CASA volunteer is screened, trained and completes 30 hours of pre-service training.  The training consists of 15 hours of online training and 15 hours of in-person training.  

Once trained, CASA volunteers are assigned under the Juvenile Court jurisdiction to speak on behalf of a child to ensure the needs and interests of abused and neglected children are being met.

 Who are CASA volunteers?  Our active volunteers are individuals from our community who work part-time, full-time or are retired.  Volunteers commit to one year with a child, but seldom leave a case until it has been terminated.

Please call Debbie Green, Volunteer Coordinator at (402) 296-9521 or email dgreen@casscasa.org and become a CASA volunteer today. If you would like to learn more information about our program, visit our website at www.casscasa.org


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