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Happy Thankful November

Are you ready for Thanksgiving and the up coming HOLIDAYS?? 

I am, I LOVE Thanksgiving and fixing the big meal. Wrapping the turkey in bacon and stuffing it with butter is a tradition my Dad started 50 years ago. My kids are all coming home and we will eat, laugh, and I will enjoy every minute of them hovering in the kitchen.

Remember news is news, no matter how small. Email your church announcments, community, business and school news to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com by Sunday night.

 RUCK March Coming Through Elmwood

Pass the Word!! This Thursday NOV 17th, that's tomorrow everyone, come out to the GAR Veterans Museum at 2:00 pm, gather on Main Street between 2:30 and 3:00 pm, and line Hwy 1 heading to Murdock. 

Veterans will be marching and Rucking (carrying 22 lbs in ruck sacks and backpacks) to bring awareness to the veterans. They will be arriving in Murdock between 4:00-4:30 and heading north on 310th St to South Bend. 

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People in both Elmwood and Murdock are getting ready to welcome the marchers. The Elmwood-Murdock Spirit Squad was busy making banners to place on the EMS Vehicles which will lead and follow the marchers.

People are making chili, soup, brownies to fed the hungry veterans before they head out and to welcome the Lincoln Marchers as they arrive at the GAR Veterans Museum. 

Make sure to head out and show your support!

Veterans Day Program

VeteransDay2 2016The Elmwood- Murdock School once again did a great job in recognizing our veterans last Friday.

Lieutenant Colonel Kevin J. Hynes was the guest speaker and spoke directly to the students about what they can do for the veterans.  

Listen, was the message. Listen to their stories, listen to their experiences. To veterans, it was tell your story, the good and the not so good.

Lt. Col Hynes also asked all the veterans to stand and be recognized. Applause was given to the dozens of veterans in attendance. Then, he asked for everyone who is related to a veteran to stand.

About a third of everyone in attendance stood.

This showed me how many people have a tie to someone in the military. Everyone standing had a family connection to a veteran; a Mother, Father, sister, brother, grandmother or grandfather, aunt or uncle had served in the United States Military.

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Mr Hanson led the High School band in the Star Spangled Banner and the Armed Forces on Parade march. Just a little secret, it's one of my favorite band medleys and I look forward to it very year.

The Elmwood-Murdock Elementary School program is extremely touching and personal. Really, who can resist the innocence of little kids singing with their hearts and soul.

Don Klaumann (also know as Grandpa to a few Stroy grandchildren )brought the Gretna American Legion Riders and provided the American flags the 6th graders carried and held on the sides of the gym. He explained flag etiquette, how to honor the flag and what it means to veterans. In addition, every student was given a small American flag and booklet. 


VeteransDay 2016Thank you to the school administration, staff, teachers, and students for helping honor our veterans and their families.

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Boyd Clements introducing himself and his military story to the elementary children during the Elmwood-Murdock Elementary School Veterans Day program.

Quilts of Valor Award Ceremony

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Sitting Veterans: (L to R) Steve Bruttig, Gary Buck, Jim Panska, Herman Platt, Jim Stephen, Don Stille, and Lyle Stohlmann

Standing behind are the ladies of the Oxbow Quilters group who come from Elmwood, Weeping Water, Ashland and the surrounding area. The grandchildren of Terry Drake accepted the quilt on his behalf and Bruce Stock REceived his quilt during the Elmwood presentation below.

The Oxbow quilters, led by Bonnie Brewer presented eleven quilts to Elmwood-Murdock Vietnam Veterans. The Quilts of Valor is a nationwide, grassroots effort to provide quilts of comfort for veterans who have served in combat.  

The Oxbow quilters started making quilts in 2015 and have presented 21 quilts thus far to World War II, Korea, and now Vietnam Veterans. What a wonderful program. Thank you Bonnie and thank you Oxbow Quilters.

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 Thanksgiving Dinners

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If you have no plans for Thanksgiving Dinner then come on into the Elmwood Convenience Store on Thanksgiving from 11:00 am -1:00 pm for a Turkey dinner. 

This is the 6th year for the McNaught family to serve this meal. There is also a sign-up sheet at the store if you are interested.

Thanksgiving Meal at the Community Center

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Remember Tai Chi is Tues and Thursdays 

Gift Certificates are also for sale to purchase meals for family and friend who dine at the Community Center

Holiday Extravaganza

Elmwood will be the place to be the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Holiday Extravaganza starts at 7 am with the Pancake feed and end with a dance at the Quonset. Below is the list of events. Make sure to spread the word and spread the cheer.

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Elmwood has a light parade and needs more participants. It's always a lot of fun to see the creativity tractors decked out in Christmas lights. Tell your friends, spread the word and come out and join the fun!

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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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