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In the past week, we have experienced 70F weather and snow. The saying "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute and it will change" is certainly true of Nebraska. 

daffodilsandsnowThank goodness my daffodils are snow hearty and didn't seem affected by a little bit of the "white stuff" Hopefully your gardens that started sprouting were unharmed as well. I'm looking forward to Elmwood being ablaze in color in just a few months. Also looking forward to green grass.

Spring brings baseball, softball, and 4-H projects and meetings. People start getting out and about and thinking about spring cleaning, playing in the park, walking on the trail and bike riding. 

These are just a few of the ideas for photos and news. I welcome all photos as contributions. If the preschool takes a walk to the park to play. Share the news. If the church youth group has a community outreach activity send me a note and recognize the youth for contributing.

All of this is news that shows Elmwood pride!

Please send me news by MONDAY at noon to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com 

Bess Streeter Aldrich House on the Radio

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Mrs. Aldrich’s accomplishments will be honored March 1, 2017, by Fred Eriksen, a local radio amateur as a part of the 150th anniversary of Nebraska becoming a state.

He will be operating a portable/mobile radio station from his SUV in the area just adjacent to the Aldrich Home and will be contacting radio amateurs around the country.

As a part of his transmissions, he will be acknowledging Mrs. Aldrich as one of the most significant Nebraska authors of the pioneer/homesteading era, and referencing the Aldrich website.

Look for his operation on Wednesday, March 1st. 

NET (Nebraska Education Television) also highlighted the Bess Streeter Aldrich House in a video this past week. Check it out on the Facebook page.

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NETV Television to Highlight Elmwood-Murdock Quilt Project

Last summer, a producer from NETV videotaped interviews with Maechelle (Mickie) Clements and Kurk Shrader regarding the Cass County barn quilt project.BarnQuiltProject

In March, NETV is going to air a one-hour program called "Patchwork on the Plains". This is a look at the history, family traditions, patriotism and community pride that goes into painted plywood barn quilts.

Mickie had a vision to start the barn quilt project in Nebraska and wanted Cass County to be the first Nebr. county to display them.

It was made possible through the joint efforts of the Elmwood-Murdock FBLA and art students, students and Kurk Shrader.

The Cass County barn quilt website is: http://embarnquilts.weebly.com/

Here are the dates the program airs:
Saturday, March 4, 07:30 am NET
Thurs. 03/09/17, 7:00 pm NET
Friday, 03/10/17, 12:00 am NET
Friday, 03/10/17, 7:30 pm NET Create
Friday, 03/10/17, 8:30 pm NET World
Sat. 03/11/17, 10:30 am NET Create
Sat. 03/11/17, 5:30 pm NET World
Sun. 03/12/17, 7:30 am NET
Sun. 03/12/17, 1:00 pm NET
Mon. 03/13/17, 8:30 pm NET
Tues. 03/14/17, 1:30 am NET
Tues. 03/14/17, 8:30 pm NET Create
Thurs. 03/16/17, 9:00 pm NET World
Sat. 03/18/17, 3:00 pm NET Create
Sun. 03/19/17, 3:30 pm NET Create
and during the Pledge drive in June.


March 11, 2017

Gateway Mall, Lincoln

Ben’s Brigade would like to thank all the athletes who ordered youth baseball, softball or basketball photos and supported our fundraising efforts.

We would like to invite Elmwood-Murdock student’s and staff to join us at the Mall Walk for Down syndrome on March 11, 2017 at Gateway Mall in Lincoln from 9 am until noon.

Because of your generous support we would like to buy a button registration for any EM Staff or student’s who would like to walk on Ben’s team. Walkers who complete laps will get a chance to earn up to 3 raffle tickets they can use to try to win fun prizes.

Please pick up a registration form from the office or email the information to us at awilley1@yahoo.com.

If you would like to donate to Ben's Brigade you can do so at http://dsaane.ezeventsolutions.com/MallWalk/BensBrigade

Thank you for your continued support of Ben's Brigade!

ElmwoodNebraskaLibrary IT'S MOVIE TIME at the Library

First two Thursdays in March. Free Movies at the library. Elementary school students are invited to see a movie at the library on their day off from school

March 2th NOON:  Finding Dory

March 9th NOON: Zootopia

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Thank you to the Elmwood Volunteer Fire Department

The Elmwood Volunteer Fire Department had their annual dinner at Round the Bend Monday night February 27th. I knew something was "happening" when Randy and I  pulled into a packed parking lot.

When they started to pose for a photo I recognized our local fire department and Kathleen Althouse was kind enough to send me her photo.

Thank you to our volunteer fire department in keeping us safe. Remember don't burn without permission. Spring burn season is coming up soon so contact the fire department for guidelines and permits.


Schozz-Wump is Missing

Snozz Wump smWe are STILL looking for Schozz-Wump. 

Someone stole the yellow Schnozz-Wump rocking toy from the park. (yes, that is it's official name)

The Cass County deputies are also interested. Put the word out. Someone has to know something.

It could be someone from far away that stole it but with the help of everyone spreading this around we can reach out and put everyone on the lookout.

Julie Anderson put a lot of work, and artistic talent, in painting our rocking equipment and the kids want him back! We all want him back.

Please email me at editor@elmwoodnebraska.com  if you have any information that can lead to his return. 

Let's bring the Schnozz home!!!

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 Congratulations to the High School Boys Basketball Team

Congratulations to the boys high school basketball team for winning the conference championship.

They beat beating Diller-Odell in the district final 56-28.This places them as the Number ONE seed at the Nebraska State Basketball tournament that starts March 9th.

Refer to the to the NSAA State Basketball official bracket for times and locations.

See you there!!

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Also Congratulations to the Girls High School Basketball team on a fantastic season!

The Elmwood-Murdock girls high school team finished its campaign 15-10. The Knights secured a winning record for the sixth time in eight seasons. Thank you to Lutz, Abby Meyer and Madison Mills were the team’s three seniors.

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UNL Dean's List

We continue to get good news about our Elmwood-Murdock Alumni who are excelling in college. The following students have made the Deans List at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Brenna Backemeyer:  sophomore, College of Business Administration, accounting.

Alyssa Borkowski: sophomore, College of Arts and Sciences, biochemistry.
Brandon Frates: freshman, College of Business Administration, accounting.

To the parents of pre-school aged children

Time to start thinking about Pre-School enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year.

Based on the number of potential students that we have on our census report, our pre-kindergarten program looks like it will be full next year. We actually have more students on the list than we have spaces available.

The district runs two pre-school programs. Typically, our three-year-old students attend in the morning session and our four-year-old students attend in the afternoon session. Children need to turn 3 on or before July 31, 2017 and cannot turn 5 on or before July 31, 2017.

Based on space limitations, we are limited to 20 students in our pre-school program. Because we have the potential to have more than 20 students on our list for next year, we will prioritize enrollment based on the following conditions:

This year, we are asking that parents register by using the following link: goo.gl/QHAu7l

If you are unable to registrar electronically, we have included a paper form. This is part 1 of the application process. Part 2 is to submit a non-refundable $25 registration fee to the elementary school as soon as possible. This fee assists in having an understanding to your commitment to the pre-school program.

At any time, parents are more than welcome to come and visit the program. We encourage all parents to contact the district if they have any questions or concerns.

4H NewsUpdates Join the fun, Join 4-H

4-H offers something for everyone. There are over 150 project areas to participate.

Did you know that youth ages 5-8 can join as a Clover Kid and every project they display at the fair receives a fun rainbow participation ribbon.

The deadline to sign up to participate in 4-H this year is March 1, 2017.

Members can sign up online. For more information, contact the Cass County Extension office at 402-267-2205.

The Cass County Creative Cats 4-H club met in Elmwood last week. Members elected officers and spent time creating a mixed media art project. For more details about joining this local club, contact kareykoehn@gmail.com.

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Village of Elmwood News

You can stay updated by signing up for the Elmwood Community Alert Texts. This will alert you to emergency situations such as weather alerts or water emergencies.

Not only that, BUT, you will also receive reminders of events, Village board news, park news etc. Spread the news and sign up by..

Send a text to number 28748 with 68349 as the subject

Visit the Village board website for more information.

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Elmwood Community Center

(right next door to Elmwood Inspired)

Morning Coffee Bar 8:00 am

Coffee, Tea, Milk 

(Milk available, please ask the cook)
 Free will offering - suggested $1.00

Noon Meals

Eat in or Take out
Daily Menu

Please call by 9:30am to reserve

Suggested price for noon meal is $5.00

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Junior Vet Camp 

For students completing 2nd - 5th grades

The Oxbow Junior Veterinarian Camp is designed especially for children who have a passion for animals and veterinary medicine.

The 4-day camp includes many hands-on activities involving live animals, games and unique crafts.

Campers learn about veterinary tools, x-rays, body systems and functions, and important issues like animal over-population. In addition, they also get to practice activities like real veterinarians perform, including record-keeping and animal health exams.

At the end of camp, they perform a mock surgery, using all that they’ve learned. Campers get their very own set of scrubs and a stethoscope to take home.

Elmwood-Murdock Elementary School (Elmwood, NE) June 5 - 8

I have a special attachment for this camp as I worked at Oxbow Animal Health for many years and this was a project I helped start. Any child who loves animals would love this camp. 

For more information and registration visit the Oxbow Academy website.

2017 02 27 Green BusinessNebraska Writing Contest for 8th Graders

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‘Why I Want to Go to College’ Writing Contest for 7th, 8th Graders
$14,000 in NEST Scholarships to Be Awarded at Omaha Storm Chasers Game

Deadline March 17, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. (January 17, 2017) – Seventh and eighth graders are being encouraged to enter the 15th annual “Why I Want to Go to College” writing contest, sponsored by Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg and the Omaha Storm Chasers. Entries are due March 17.

Winners will receive Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000. Nebraska winners also will receive tickets to the May 21 Storm Chasers game at Werner Park in Papillion. In all, 12 winners will be selected—nine from Nebraska and three from outside the state.

Visit the website for rules and how to enter

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