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Oh My It's Christmas WEEK!!

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Merry Christmas Everyone!!

I hope your Christmas week brings you family, friends, and plenty or joy and festivities. May the peace of the season wash over you and keep you safe.

Here is hoping you eat lots of Christmas cookies and candy...AND NOT feel guilty about it at all!

This week is a little abbreviated. Many activities on Friday and Saturday were canceled due to the cold weather, icy roads, and snow. 

Remember to send me community updates and news. I need Volleyball news, school news and photos of Christmas lights! Email your church announcements, community, business and school news to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com by Sunday night.

Tracking Santa!!!

I have the latest on how to track Santa as he delivers his presents to all good little boys and girls. NORAD is still the best method as the North American Aerospace Defense Command can track his sleigh and reindeer in the sky.

If you have kids who still believe, and doesn't everyone want to believe, head over to their website.

NORAD Celebrates 60 Years Tracking Santa


Christmas Eve Services in Elmwood &  Murdock. 

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                               December 24—Christmas Eve Service  5:00 P.M.

December 25—Christmas Day Service  10:00 A.M.


Sunday, January 8th  1:00 – 4:00  Shop at Bits & Pieces

75% of the sales will go to Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation

Bits and Pieces  402-994-5755

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9:00 – 4:00

Wednesday 9:00 – 12:00  Friday  9:00 – 5:00

Closed on Monday

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 NEW Tradition for the Elmwood-Murdock Area

Living Nativity at 3B Farms (Buell Farm)

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More than 150 people visited the Living Nativity at 3B Farms (which stands for Beull, Barns, and Blessings) to tour the old barn turned into a living Christmas testimony. 

Sondra Buell definitely had a calling when she and her husband moved back to his parents' farm a few years ago. Through many blessings,  they were given two donkeys with the promise these donkeys would one day represent Mary's ride into Bethlehem in their living Nativity.

Visitors were given a tour through the barn and viewed sheep, cattle, goats and even a rooster. People from miles around heard about Sondra's vision and asked to volunteer. 4-H groups and families donated the sheep and the cattle for the manger scene.

Put this on your calendar next year. It's a great annual event to make into a tradition.

Journey Into Christmas 

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"Because there was no room for him in the inn"

Thank you to all who came out to the Bess Streeter Aldrich House during the Holidays. Many oohs and ahs were heard as discoveries were found around every corner. 

Cookies were enjoyed. Hot cocoa was consumed and new friends were made. 

Merry Christmas Everyone!

There is STILL one Workshop to be attended this week

Wednesday DECEMBER 21st 6:00 pm

Angie Willey will teach you to make jewelry. So if you still need that last minute Christmas gift head over to www.elmwoodinspired.com and register.

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On Tuesday, December 20th,

plan to come to the Community Center for lunch.

We will sing Carols, accompanied by Nina Jean Rohlfs on her Keyboard.

Call 994-2145 and make your reservation with Helen.


martial arts 291046 960 720Tai Chi exercise classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. This event is sponsored by the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging.

Elmwood Inspired

Thanks to Kurk Schrader Elmwood has a new reason to stay in town for your local activities. Not only is he the manager of Bits and Pieces and the owner of the local AirBnB, but he has started an Elmwood Inspired endeavor.

This brings people together to learn new talents and skills. We have some very talented people in Elmwood and as you can see from the flyer above you can learn to make peanut brittle, cookies or jewelry.

If you have a talent you would like to share contact Kurk or visit the newest Elmwood related website.

Let's bring more and more people into town and help it grown and thrive.

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Elmwood-Murdock School News 

Last week was junior high/high school Winter Program. Once again the band and choir, led by Mr. Hanson and Mrs. Colbert proved what talent we have in our area. The gymnasium was packed.


Mr. Hanson and Mrs. Colbert put together a professional level concert and the level of student talent succeeded in putting everyone in the Christmas and Holiday spirit. 

 Jingle Bells Forever

Can't leave off the band. Here is the traditional Jingle Bells Forever played by the Elmwood-Murdock high school band.

 If you're looking for fantastic desserts for the holidays or would like to find a few last minute gift items, be sure to check out the Holiday Bake Sale and Silent Auction on THURSDAY, December 22 at the Elmwood-Murdock basketball game.

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If you have photos of any of the games, pep rallys, road trips, cheering sections or ANYTHING  school related please send it to me on editor@elmwoodnebraska.com by Sunday night.  

Community News 

Round the Bend Steakhouse partners with Marine Corps League and Marine Corps League Auxiliary to raise gifts for military children.

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Area and Community News

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Spring Bouquet

Plattsmouth Community Center

The Community Center has a bunch of fun athletic programs coming up! 

For all you parents looking for winter activities with your kids. 

Adult Volleyball League - 18yrs+, Starts in January, $150per team plus ref fees
Youth Volleyball Clinic – Deadline Dec. 26th $25 members; $35 non-members
Indoor Soccer League – Deadline Jan. 10th $25 members; $35 non-members
Father/Daughter Dance – Saturday, February 18th $8 members; $13 non-members


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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<;/span> 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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