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Elmwood Volunteer Rescue Squad TRAINING

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 Last week the Elmwood Volunteer Rescue Squad had their monthly training meeting. This time it was on a very timely topic. Reversal of overdose treatment using NARCAN (naloxone) Don't just think of illegal drug overdoses such as heroin, which is on the rise nationwide, but Narcan also addresses the increase of prescription opioid drugs.

This starts innocently due to an injury or surgery and a doctor prescribes Vicodin or Oxycontin and it ends up being addictive. Many people think that if one pill is good, more is better. The danger of an overdose is certainly an issue and worrisome. 

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Our volunteers on the Elmwood Rescue squad take their responsibilities seriously. Dr. Eric Ersnt, EMS Physician Medical Director from the UMNC and the Medical Director, Bellevue, Elmwood, Nehawka, Weeping Water, and Greenwood Fire Departments gave the training last Wednesday.

We are extremely lucky and fortunate in our area to have such dedicated volunteers. They make over 120 calls per year in the Elmwood-Murdock area and are often called to other parts of the county and state for backup in emergencies. Just recently they assisted the Plattsmouth Fire and Rescue due to the severe thunderstorms and winds that came through the area. 

(Thank you, Ed Blunt for calling and letting me about the meeting)

Open House Recognizing Nebraska Senator Clements

The Elmwood-Murdock Merchants' Association cordially invites you to an open house honoring Senator Robert Clements on

Sunday, June 25, from 2 - 4 p.m.

Bess Streeter Aldrich House Garden Venue.

Rain site - the Elmwood Christian Church.

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Bubble Soccer 2017

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September 10, 2017 1:00 pm

The Elmwood Rescue Squad is hosting their 3rd Annual Bubble Soccer Fundraiser!

We are hoping to make this year our biggest and best year yet!

Must register in advance- spots fill up fast!

Registration Fee - $125 per team.
Teams of 5 players
Registration includes 2 10 Minute Matches, T-Shirt, and Water Bottle.
Must be 16 years or older to play. Between the ages of 16-18, parents must sign the release form.

Check in starts at Noon **All team members must be present to check in**
Games starts at 1 pm
Will be at the Elmwood Park in Elmwood Nebraska

Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams.

For a registration form send me a message with your email or mailing address!

Food will also be available for purchase.

Village of Elmwood Clean Up Day 

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Did you have junk to get rid of last week? Well so did a lot of people! Over 5 dumpsters were filled with recyclables, worn out furniture, metal, old fences, old roofs, and everything else in between including our dryer that didn't sell at the garage sale. It was on its last legs, I didn't feel bad. They brought in the BIG equipment to mash down the metal and create more room. If you were a little kid this was "big toy" heaven.


Thanks to the town board for holding this each year. It helps keep our town neat and clean and free of trash and clutter. It is also a LOT more convenient than hauling to Omaha or Lincoln. Just store it in your garage or shed until June comes around and you can even have someone pick it up for you.

Murdock 4th of July Celebration

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Schedule of Events

7:00 am Breakfast at Bulldogs Bar & Grill

7:30 am Dillon Synovec Memorial Run

9:00 - 4:00 pm For the Love of Junk Open

10:00 am - 1:00 Murdock Museum Open

10:00 - 1:00 One-Romm School House open

10:00 Games & activities - BOUNCE HOUSE- Petting Zoo

10:00 am Parade Line Up

11:00 - 1:00 pm Lions Club Lunch

11:00 Murdock Parade!!

Following the Parade

12:00 - 3:00 pm Pie and Ice Cream Social (United Methodist Church basement)

Afternoon - Free Watermelon - (Sponsored by Tommorrow's Producers 4-H Club)

Ball Games (at Murdock Ball Field)

Dusk --- >>> FIREWORKS (at Murdock Ball Field. Donations requested)

Yes, there are fireworks in Murdock again, no need to travel any further than our own community. 

We would also like to thank ALL of the are business and patrons who contribute by donating so this show can happen. Without those donations, it just wouldn't be possible!

2017 Dillon Synovec Booster Club Run/Walk 

It is time for the 4th of July Memorial Run/Walk in memory of Dillon Synovec. Entry fee is $25.00 and you receive a t-shirt if you register before June 16th.DillonSynovec Booster run 2017

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We all have ways within our various organizations to honor and thank individuals who put forth an exemplary effort for the organization. But how do you thank someone who voluntarily puts forth an outstanding effort for the entire community or goes out of their way to help out a neighbor?

Well, the Elmwood-Murdock Merchants’ Association (EMMA) Good Neighbor Award is the answer to your question. This award recognizes individuals who make the Murdock and Elmwood communities a better place to live.

Maybe you have received the Good Neighbor Award yourself—remember the thrill of riding the float in the 4th of July parade, receiving your certificate, or seeing it posted at the Cass County Fair for all to see?

Take time to pay it forward and nominate another deserving community member.

See who won past awards for being a good Elmwood-Murdock Neighbor

Past Good neighbor Recipient List as of 2016 page 0

Nominations are now being accepted. Forms are available at the EMMA website (elmur.org). The deadline has been extended to Saturday, June 17, so act fast!

Just a reminder that past recipients are not eligible to be nominated again. There are many more out there - let's honor them this year! 


Register Now for Summer Reading!

This summer, we will learn about how to build a better world. 

We will check out big buildings like the Eiffel Tower and we will build small buildings with Legos! We will discover ways that we can help “Build a Better World” by the things we do and how we work with others.

We will do all of this while we do art projects, play games, check out some cool building materials and—of course—read!

Who: Preschool through 6th grades

Where: Elmwood Public Library

When: Wednesday 21st & 28th

A) Grades PreK-K: 10:30-11:30 am
B) Grades 1st -3rd: 1:00-2:30 pm
C) Grades 4th-6th: 3:00-4:30 pm

Come in today to register!
Call for information: 402-994-4125

Your Elmwood 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!

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
email: elmwoodlibrary@outlook.com

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This month's wedding exhibit at the Bess Streeter Aldrich House includes more than wedding dresses in each room. Cindy Drake's beautiful bride doll exhibit on the landing upstairs is a showstopper that will appeal to doll enthusiasts of all ages.

The Aldrich House is open on Wed., Thurs., Sat. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

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Elmwood Blood Drive

Thank You!!

30 pints of whole blood was collected and our was 20!

Your blood drive potentially saved 90 lives!
Drive Date: June 12, 2017

You know the difference your blood drive makes. By coordinating a blood drive, you are committed to supporting a valuable service to your community and the nation. On any given day, 14,000 pints of blood may be required to meet the needs of patients in our local hospitals.

The Red Cross thanks you for the strong relationship we have in working together to ensure blood is available for patients in need across the nation.

We hope that your role with the Red Cross is as important to you as you are to the Red Cross. We encourage you to continue your work to provide opportunities for generous blood donors to share their gift of life with patients in need. The stability of our nation's blood supply is in the hands of thoughtful, dedicated volunteers like you, who understand that healthy people should give blood for patients in need.

Again, thank you for your efforts in coordinating a successful blood drive!

Thank you to JoAnna Hill for coordinating the blood drive and sending me the information. Great job!

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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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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 9:30 am to reserve

Suggested price for noon meal is $5.00

jobpostingHELP WANTED

Local company in Murdock/Alvo area looking for a part-time office assistant.

Job duties include drafting of estimates, billing summaries, and summaries of work completed.  Responding to email inquiries may also be required.  Excellent English skills are a necessity and legal writing skills would be beneficial but not required. 

Job hours can be flexible and most work can be completed from home if that is preferred. 

Estimated hours are from 5-15 per week.  Call Lori at 402-610-1366 to inquire further

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Cass County News and Events

Eagle FarmersMarket

Eagle Farmers Market 

Thursdays at the Community Park

Starting June 1st   4:00 -6:30 pm

Garden Produce, Baked Goods, Crafts

There is room for more vendors.

If you're interested please call or text Trisha at 402.890.1786

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Lofte Community Theatre

“Beatles & Brews” at the Lofte Saturday Night!

Manley, NE [June 19, 2017] - The Lofte Community Theatre is celebrating the music and motors of “Yesterday,” with a Beatles-themed evening event.

Saturday, June 24 5:00 -7:00 pm

Starting at 5 pm, those who wish to show off their classic automobiles are invited to park in a specially designated place on the Northeast side of the theater. An outdoor beer garden will be open from 5-7pm. Visitors are welcome to enjoy an adult beverage with their friends while taking in the sights of vintage cars. This is not a formal car show by any means, but simply an opportunity to cruise to the Lofte and show off your car to the neighbors.

At 7 pm, the best Beatles tribute band in Omaha, “Come Together,” will take the stage. With three-part vocals and instruments, they recreate the best of the Beatles songbook.

Tickets to the event are $20 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. No prior registration is necessary for classic cars. The Lofte is located just east of the town of Manley, just a couple of miles from the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 50 in Cass County. Those wishing to purchase advance tickets may call the Lofte at (402) 234-2553 or visit Lofte.org.

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 Cass County Fair News

It is getting to be that time of the year again. Time to start thinking about fair entries and exhibits. 

Quilt Raffle: Last year's special block contest was for quilt blocks using the colors of the Olympics since it was an Olympic year. The blocks were then made into a quilt to be raffled off at this year's county fair. Besides the blocks from the contest, there are 7 blocks which were signed by 2016 Olympic athletes who had Nebraska ties.

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Tickets will be for sale at the Fair Expo Building between August 8 and August 12, drawing to occur at 8:00pm the evening of August 12 in the Expo Building.One does not need to be there. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

If someone wants to buy tickets ahead of the fair, call Ramona Oehlerking at 402-429-8585. May have to leave a message.

Be aware that this year's contest (and next year's raffle quilt) is for 12 1/2" blocks of true blue and white. 2018 fair requirements will be 12 1/2" block of autumn colors.

2017 Quilt Block Contest Flyer

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