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Is the rain over? Is it finally spring? I've heard rumor the sun is going to shine this week.I think so and a perfect time to start gardening. What a perfect time for the annual Spring Plant sale to benefit the Elmwood-Murdock Spirit Squad.

Head over to the Elmwood Fire Hall THIS Friday and Saturday to pick up your flowers, tomatoes, peppers and more. It is always a popular event so arrive early for the best selections.

Thank you to Julie Anderson and ohers who sent in news and photos while I was gone visiting my Grandbabies. I'm back, but I still need your news. Please send it to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com 

Let’s Get Ready for Spring!


It’s time for the
Elmwood-Murdock Spirit Squad 
Plant Sale!!

Friday, May 5th from 4pm-8pm 
Saturday, May 6th 9am-3pm

Elmwood Fire Hall

Thank you for supporting the 
Elmwood-Murdock Spirit Squad!
3rdPlace Class C-2 Nebraska State Non-Tumbling
1st Place Class C, Skutt Catholic High School Competition

All proceeds benefit the Elmwood-Murdock Spirit Squad as they raise money to attend Cheer Camp this summer and purchase their new uniforms!

Patriotic Quilt Show

**Elmwood Rescue Squad**

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Elmwood Rescue Squad members: Front row (left to right) Shara Bevans,Theresa Brown,Miki Bruns,Jennifer Brettmann,Genia Leone Back Row (left to right) Heath Vogt,Nathan Brettmann,Justin Baumiester,Ken Kunz,Ed Blunt,Chase Hinzman Not pictured Jacob Blunt, Gayle Mayberry, Rita Grim

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Emergency Health Systems awarded the Elmwood Rescue Squad a Certificate of Appreciation.

Thank you to everyone who volunteers and keeps cares for our citizens in time of need. We are extremely fortunate to have such professionals in our community. Many lives have been saved due to their prompt response and expertise.

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Stories in the Street

Rain forced the Stories in the Streets inside the Elmwood-Murdock Elementary but it didn't damper the fun!

StoriesintheStreet LibrarycompositeAlicia Clements was the main speaker and her kids represented the Cat in the Hat. I just love the Thing ONE and Thing TWO. It was one of my favorite books when I was little. 

Music by Tom Lucas was enjoyed by all and people read parts of their favorite books. 

Tracey Ashlocks' kids really got into the spirit of books and dressed as Junie B Jones (above top left) and Harry Potter. 

StoriesintheStreet Library5 Can you guess the theme of this April Bacon and her kids? Farmer in the Dell! What a cute little farmer and pig!

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.Kids had their faces painted by Mz Purplepocketz and there was a line the kids didn't want to leave. She certainly has her fans.

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There was FREE activities for all ages with Door Prizes and Music!

A costume parade saw kids and adults dressed as their favorite book character.

HarryPotter reading

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BBQ lunch for sale! Bake sale to benefit FCCLA!

Tons of FREE great books!!!



StoriesStreet Library ELM 3The kids and parents both had a blast and it was a great alternative to staying inside in the rain.

Senator Robert Clements addressed the crowd and spoke of the importance of reading, public libraries, and about Bess Streeter Aldrich.

Don't think that fun with books is over. The event was just a sneak peek of the fun you can have at our local library.

Your public library is so much more than books. Movies, audio, Internet access, wi-fi, plus friendly, helpful staff to help you make sense of it all. Drop by today!

Did you know you can even borrow a Kindle Book electronically?

Monday: 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Tuesday/Wednesday: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm



Dog and Cat Licensing Clinic

Thank you to Trenton Charles Shrader and Andrea Stowell for providing vaccinations and nail trims at the first ever Vaccination and licensing clinic. Julie Anderson even made home made dog treats.

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Thank you to everyone who came to the Elmwood Pet Vaccination & Licensing event today. We had a great turn out and have started a list so we can do one more event on May 20th.

If you need rabies and distemper shots for your dog or cat please call the Village office and sign up! Thank you to all our professionals who made the day a success!

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Andrea and Trent were so quick the dogs and cats didn't even know what hit them. Th eeven was so popular it is going to be repeated on May 20th.

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Superintendent Dan Nowak Retires

After 37 years Dan Nowak will be retiring. He only has a few weeks left and throughout this past school year there have been many "lasts". Last week was the Athletic banquet.

A complete article with the Plattsmouth Journal outlines his very illustrious career. 

Novak is currently tied with Jack Moles of Johnson County Central for the second-longest tenure as superintendent of any school in the state. Both have been in their positions for 22 years. Dr. Jon Cerny of Bancroft-Rosalie is the dean of Nebraska superintendents with 24 years of service.

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The Elmwood-Murdock TeamMates

The Elmwood-Murdock TeamMates chapter is looking for volunteers to be on our board. As a board, we meet four times a year to oversee the organization and make decisions on maintaining the program.

Specifically, we are looking for someone to take on the role of our organization's treasurer. The job requires attending board meetings, sending in treasurer reports, keeping track of our funds and writing checks if necessary. There will be training for this position to help you learn the role.

If you are interested in joining our organization and don't feel like you have the time to be a mentor, joining the board is a great way to get involved.

If interested, please contact JoDee Paulsen at Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools

School Librarian
TeamMates Coordinator
402.994.2125 (Elmwood)

Elmwood Community Center

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

Wednesday 9:00 – 12:00 Friday 9:00 – 5:00
Closed on Monday

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I need your help. Please keep an eye out for photo opportunities. Send photos of past events. The dog wash, and pet vaccination clinic and the new banners going up in town. Yes, did you know there are new banners?

See, the newsletter is for ANY important event of interest to anyone in Elmwood. Do you have a story about a former student doing something outstanding? Is a local Elmwoodian (is that a word??) an author? Maybe a resident got a new job worth bragging about? 

 Please send photos of your past events, prom, youth group events, pancake feeds, 4-H club meetings, scout meetings, garden club, church suppers, it's all news that shows the vibrancy and life of Elmwood Nebraska.

This is a reminder to PLEASE email me upcoming news and events. Or, if you happen to see an event happening, or something fun going on in Elmwood, take a photo and email it to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com  

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 Fiddle Camps in Nebraska

Registration is now open for the 2017 Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska.

Deborah Greenblatt, championship fiddler, author of many fiddle collections, will help the campers get in touch with their inner fiddler.

The course of study during the Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps will be designed specifically for the individual campers who sign up.
For more information, e-mail Deborah at debby@greenblattandseay.com.

Register online: http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp.shtml


Christ Lutheran Church 

Flea Market & Pop-Up Bakery coming soon! 

Stay tuned for more information ahead. Email clcfleamarketfestival@gmail.com for more information on how to participate or become a vendor. Visit their Facebook Page  ChristChurchLousivilleFleaMarket


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