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Happy Spring!! Yes, the April Showers bring May flowers. How many of you planted your vegetable or flower garden this weekend?   I did! 


The warm weather is a sign of summer days, baseball, softball, Memorial Day, garage sales, 4-H County Fair preparations and 4th of July celebrations. Yes, summer is busy in Elmwood.

Make sure to send me all the news and announcements to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com we don't want to miss anything.

Elmwood-Murdock Spirit Squad Plant Sale!!

The Spirit Squad annual plant sale has become a yearly tradition. It is always the first Friday and Saturday of May and is extremely popular.  This year was no exception.


 It was a busy Friday and Saturday as the Spirit Squad greeted people from the community who were anxious to get their gardens started. If you waited until Saturday you may not have gotten what you wanted. 



So next year make sure to get there on Friday. I did get my tomatoes, peppers, and some flowers to put in front of the house, anyone want to come and help?


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

Bess Streeter Aldrich House

The Oxbow Quilters present the Patriotic Quilt Show during the month of May. Hours have been extended, so make sure to visit and admire the talents of these amazing quilters.

Wed, Thur, Saturday, Sunday

1:00 -4:00 pm

Admission $5.00


Patriotic Quilt Show


Get into a Book Series for the Summer

Fablehaven - 5 books in this series

(Middle school and young adult)


Fablehaven is possibly the most imaginative series you will ever read.If you're a reader of Middle grade and Young Adult, I believe the tone of this series falls somewhere between Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. Fablehaven is a whole lot of fun like Percy Jackson with higher stakes--much like Harry Potter.

The Sweet Potato Queens (adult)

We have 9 books in this series

Sweetpotato Queens
Jill Connor Browne should be every woman's hero.

She tells it like it really is, warts and all, with a Southern charm that only us gen-u-wine Southern ladies could appreciate.

She is an R-rated version of Erma Bombeck with a sprinkle of Phyllis Diller here and there.


Bits & Pieces open this Sunday, May 14th 1:00-4:00 pm
75% of the proceeds to benefit
Camp Kaleo

2nd Sunday of June

June sales support the Elmwood Public Library.

The Bit & Pieces (located at 158 N 4th, Elmwood, Nebraska has been operated by the Elmwood Christian Church since the church was destroyed by fire in 1995.

Today, much of the profit benefits other local, state, national, and international nonprofit groups. Stop in and see the wide selection (over 3,000 square feet) of quality second-hand merchandise which includes clothing, bric-a-brac, books, kitchenware, and furniture

Flagpoles and Flags for Sale

The Elmwood American Legion post is selling flag poles and flag just in time for Memorial day this year. They are the same telescoping flag poles found at the Elmwood Cemetery.

Flagpoles for Sale 2017

Dog and Cat Licensing Clinic

The first Elmwood dog and cat licensing and vaccination clinic was a huge success.  So much so it is going to be repeated on May 20th. 

2017 2nd Cat dog event

2017 2nd Dog and Cat Event EMKnights Banner

Celebrate the Career and Retirement of Dan Novak

The Elmwood-Murdock school board would like to cordially invite you to an open house to celebrate the many years of service that Mr. Dan Novak has provided to our district. 

Sunday, May 21st

3:00 – 5:00 pm in the

Commons Area at the Elmwood-Murdock High School in Murdock, Nebraska. 

Please come and give your well wishes to Dan and have some refreshments. 

Your presence will be your gift. 

After 37 years Dan Nowak will be retiring. He has been a fixture in our community for many years and he will be greatly missed.

DanNowak EMSchool

Elmwood & Murdock
Garage Sales


Saturday, June 10, 8-4

Maps will be available at Elmwood Convenience Store and Bits & Pieces in Elmwood and the Post Office in Murdock.

Register by completing this form and paying $5 (make checks payable to Elmwood-Murdock Merchants’ Association). These forms should be left at Bits & Pieces, called to Kurk Shrader @ 867-4233, or emailed to ksbits@hotmail.com. The deadline to register is Tuesday, June 6.

Saturday, June 10

Deadline: Get Added to Map, $5
Tuesday, June 6
Contact: Forms available at  Bits & Pieces or elmur.org
Kurk Shrader, 867-4233
Email ksbits@hotmail.com for an official listing form and be added to the map.

Maps Available: Friday, June 9
Murdock: Post Office
Elmwood: Bits & Pieces and Elmwood Convenience

Coordinated by Elmwood-Murdock Merchants’ Association 

coffee 156158smElmwood 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

ElmwoodChristianChurch 2017Bits 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

Cass County Garden Walk

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Five Gardens in Central Cass County 

Enjoy the beauty of five Cass County gardens and raise funds for cancer patients by attending Murdock Moderns Community Club’s Garden Walk Saturday, June 3.

Gardens on the walk belong to

Mike Cook and Jason Gissler, 31402 Church Rd., Murdock

Gary and Joyce Mortensen, 36504 Waverly Rd., Murdock

Jack and Deb Gilbert, 32814 McKelvie Rd., Murdock

Dean and Judy’s Iris Patch, 28617 Fletcher Ave., Elmwood

Green Gables Inn, 30312 Alvo Rd., Murdock.

The gardens will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that Saturday.

You can read more about it each garden here in the story in the Plattsmouth Journal 

I know I will be there with my camera. I LOVE Flower photography!

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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, 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  

Cass County News and Events

Youth Shoreline Fishing Tournament Series Begins

Louisville State Recreation Area

Saturdays on May 13,

June 10, July 8, August 12

September 9th

Registration opens at 9:30

Kids ages 4-15

Age categories and prizes for 1st-3rd place. 

2017 05 10 LSV LTD Bait Shop

Music at Louisville State Rec Area

Make a day of it with fishing and music at Louisville State Rec Area.

LTD Outdoors LLC is presenting a concert series with Lucas Minor and the Country Mile.  

May 13, 2017 6:00 pm



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Last October 20, 2016, as children were anxiously anticipating Halloween and lots of trick-or-treating, a beautiful, young family of six perished in the night, as their rural home went up in flames. Four little girls, Elli, Adilynn, Emma, ages 11, 7 and 5, were students at Conestoga Elementary and had many friends, in and around the surrounding area, as did their baby sister, Anniston, 2, and their parents, Mike and Michelle Speer.

In honor of her family, JoLynne Lehan, Mike's mom, has directed that donations go to Conestoga's outdoor classroom, Cougar Hollow. With the four little girls' love of performing, playing and being out-of-doors exploring nature, in mind, the new additions for this special area will include a pavilion for outdoor instruments, a chalkboard and chairs. A memorial fountain will be added at a later date.

A brick walking path will direct visitors to this special area. If you would like to honor this family with a loving tribute, you may purchase a memorial brick paver for $75. You may add any name to be engraved on the brick. There is space for 3 rows, with each row including a total of 14 characters, (including spaces). The clock is ticking...you need to order soon.  

Download an order form with complete directions at the link below


Thank you for helping to make this vision possible!


Thank you for helping to make this vision possible!

 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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