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Sponsored by Elmwood Christian Church

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

11:00 am Following Services  

OPEN to ALL Children

(preschool and elementary-aged children)

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Christian Church

311 N 5th St, Elmwood

Brind your Own Basket!!

Easter Services for all at 10:00 am

For more information, email ccelmwood@windstream.net or call Pastor Harrold at 402-994-2355



 On March 29th at 2:30 p.m., Governor Ricketts will host a Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day in his office in the State Capital. All Vietnam Veterans are welcome and encouraged to attend.

RSVPs are requested but not required, contact Holden Armstrong @ 402-471-2477 or holden.armstrong@nebraska.gov

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ElmwoodLibrary outlanderbooks"Outlander" Books and Movies!

Have you ever heard someone say, "Good movie, but the book was better." Well, now is your chance to compare! You've heard of McSteamy and McDreamy. Introducing Clan MacKenzie!

The Elmwood Library has the first two seasons of the popular Starz Network series as, well as the first three books written by Diana Gabaldon ('Outlander,' 'Dragon in Amber,' and 'Voyager'). Follow Jamie and Claire on their romantic adventure that reaches all the way back to 18th century Scotland!

Be Sure to stop by the library and say HELLO!!

Library hours

Monday 3- 8pm

Tuesday 2-6pm

Wednesday 2 pm -6 pm

Thursday 10 am - 2 pm

Saturday 10 am - 2 pm 


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ANNUAL Fish Fry! 

FishFry 2018cDid you go to the Annual Fish Fry at the Elmwood-Murdock High School? I almost missed it, BUT it has been held on the Friday before Palm Sunday for as many years as I can remember. The fish is always fantastic, it's an ALL YOU CAN EAT,...they were begging for people to eat more this year. Ok, I can do that.

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With the changes in the football team coaching and being a transition year, various clubs and sports teams combined efforts to make sure the ANNUAL Fish Fry still happened. I'm so glad they did too.

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The students cleared tables and were VERY attentive to picking up and everyone's needs. Desserts were provided by the students (or parents) and as usual, there was a wonderful choice. I had lemon pudding with whipped cream. YUM.

FFA Competition

The competition was held at Southeast Community College in Beatrice. The Youth were able to do different competitions and take Livestock related tests.

The Livestock Management Competition Team consisted of Lilly Calkin, Abby Lewis, and Kaleb Kempkes from Palmyra and Kate Zakaras and Casey Kopf from Elmwood/Murdock.

The team placed 3rd overall and will go on to compete at State Competition at UNL East Campus. The combined team had the highest score in the goat and sheep category. (Kate Zakaras (left) and Casey Kopf (right)

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 Kate Zakaras (left) and Casey Kopf (right)

 2018 Athletic Banquet invite Click on the Image above or the 2018 Athletic Banquet invite  link for a printable PDF version

School Events - Calendar Reminders

For more dates and schedules of all school club activities visit the Events schedule on the Elmwood-Murdock website


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There is a wealth of information on the new Elmwood-Murdock website. It is updated on a daily basis by various teachers and department heads.   

Check out the calendar on the Elmwood Website (it's to the right) ---->>>>

If the date is TAN (Beige) then there is something to do in town that day!!


Send me Elmwood-Murdock events you would like me to place on the calendar at editor@elmwoodnebraska.com  

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Elmwood Park News

Saturday night we had a first in Elmwood. The Quonset was the site of the first ever Elmwood Vendor Frenzy Quarter Mania event. The reason for the event was to raise money for the Mommy & Me swings in the Elmwood Park. Julie Anderson, Kris Shrader, Cindy Hovorka, Becky Kicak, and Helen McKinney worked together to plan the event.

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A Quarter Mania event is also referred to as a Quarter Auction but that term is a bit misleading. It is not like a traditional auction. Vendors of items such as Thirty One, Scentsy, Tupperware, crafts, and woodworking are signed up to participate.

Each vendor pays $50 to be in the event and then they each have ten tickets to sell at $5 each to try to earn the money back. If they do then it did not cost them to be in the event. They also provide four items for the sale that they will receive the proceeds for and one item that they donate and the cause will receive the money from the sale. Other items are also donated to be sold, too.

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Many are in the forms of baskets or bundles such as the Elmwood Public Library donated a basket with a Kindle, an Oliver Twist book, Tea, a mug, a library bag, and a magnet. Four tickets to the Husker Spring game were donated and bundled with a Thirty One stadium bag, and a night at the Green Gable's InnBed and Breakfast. This was the final big item that was sold.

The night started with 42 items donated from the community plus the items donated by the vendors. Tickets are sold ahead of time or can be purchased at the door. A paddle was included in the price of each ticket and more paddles could be purchased at the door.

QuartermaniaAuction Elmwood 1Almost 300 paddles were sold that night and about 125 people attended. The emcee gives a brief description of the item and who donated it and then the audience members can decide if they would like to try to win it.

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If they do they would throw a quarter into a cup on the table. If they would like more chances to win they would purchase more paddles and throw in a quarter for each. If the item was valued at $25 the bid is one quarter, for an item valued at $50 the bid is two quarters, and so on.It may sound confusing but after a couple of rounds the audience was catching on and the paddles were waving in the air and the people were hollering out when they won.

AuctionMaian 1The Quonset set up a Taco Bar and kept it stocked for the evening. Big thanks to the staff working that night. Matt Ross, Tami Kruger, and Mandy Bouzek somehow managed to keep up. There were approximately 125 people, mostly ladies, there for the event plus the regular Saturday night crowd. They worked hard that night to keep everyone happy. Thank you to Chadd and Lindsey Bornemeier for allowing us to hold the event at the Quonset.

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The event was a success and raised over $2,600 for the swings! It was a success because of the awesome vendors, because of everyone who donated items to the sale, and also because of those who donated their time to the planning and organizing. Most importantly, the event was a success because of everyone who turned out to support the cause, have a great time, and win some awesome prizes!

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Thank you to everyone who had a part in this event. Your contributions are greatly appreciated! Our emcee for the evening was Kimberly Forbes from Wahoo. Kim is a vendor who sells Husband's Approval clothing and Inspired Jewelry. She actually coordinates these events and works with the local volunteers to make it happen. She refuses to charge for her services so everyone friend her on facebook and order some clothes and jewelry!

To answer the most important question everyone seems to have...yes, we are having another one in the fall! The date will be announced very soon so you can mark your calendars and save your quarters!!

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Participating Vendors:

Angie Willey - Angie is from the Elmwood area and is more than crafty. She crochets many items including hats and scarves. She can take witty sayings and put them on t-shirts, cups, glassware, or anything you want! She also sells ABC Signing Kids books and program material.

Mikayla Ruppert - Mikayla is from Elmwood and is a Scentsy consultant. She sells warmers, wax bars, body wash and everything that Scentsy has to offer.

Nicole Farris - Nicole is a local Thirty-one bag consultant. Thirty-one products are trendy and affordable purses, totes, bags, and more.

Yvette &BilliOloffe - Yvette and Billi are Tupperware consultants. They came to our event from Persia, Iowa. Yvette is a longtime friend of Kim's and travels to a lot of her events. Their facebook site is called Oloff Parties.

Jennifer Ammerman - Jenni is a Norwex consultant. The company mission for Norwex is to improve the quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in the home and help turn them into safe havens.

Caryce Leaders - Caryce is a Wildtree consultant. Wildtree products help you create simple, nutritious, and delicious meals in no time.Caryce and her husband, Alec, came to our event from Council Bluffs, IA.

Leaders Lumber Creations - Alec Leaders is a craftsman who makes furniture, cabinets, shelves, decorations, etc...out of wood. He is very creative.

JC Wish - If you like homemade furniture this is a great company! They make harvest tables, benches, signs, and boxes. The benches they donated to the event were so cool!

Stacie Frescas – Stacie is an Origami Owl consultant. The Origami Owl products are customized living lockets, bracelets, watches, rings, and more!

Kim Koch - Kim is a Paparazzi consultant. Paparazzi accessories and jewelry is affordable fashionable jewelry.

Kim Forbes - Kim had filled two vendor spots besides being our emcee. Kim sells Husband's Approval clothing and Inspired Jewelry. The clothing is fashionable and comfortable and the softest fabric! The jewelry is also fashionable, classy, and cute.

All of the vendors may be contacted through Facebook. If you saw something you liked but were not able to get it that night reach out and friend them on facebook and see if they can set you up.

Let's support those who supported our cause!

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JOY OF MUSIC - Sunday, April 8th at 6 pm Come enjoy a variety of music from our community at the Murdock United Methodist Church, 220 Kansas ST, Murdock, NE

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The Great Plains United Methodist Women Spring Mission trip to the Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC) has room for other women.

This trip is April 16-20, 2018. Carpool with others and leave Monday, April 16 about 7:30 am. Work 3 days in the warehouse or sewing room. There is a variety of work available that anyone can do. Arrive home about 5:30 pm Friday, April 20. Kelli Brewer is going.

Contact Teena Faubel at 402 217-3775 or tfaubel@yahoo.com for details.

MMDC is near Springfield, IL. It is a disaster relief facility where different kits (cleaning, health, school) are made to help victims during disasters. Anyone is welcome - there’s always great fellowship. 

Our Lenten Study for the next six weeks.

Weeks three and four are at the Elmwood Christian Church Disciples of Christ
March 7: "The Miracle of Love"
March 14: "Activate the Power of Faith"

Weeks five and six are at Murdock Ebenezer United Methodist Church
March 21: "Activate the Power of Prayer"
March 28: "Activate Health and Healing"

God Bless You All and I wish you joy on the St. Valentine's Day :)
Rev. Michael Lee Burgess

 Elmwood Christian Church Update 

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AT SUNSET the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness and laying his hands on each one he healed them.
- Luke 4:10

This is Pastor Bill Harrold at 311 N 5th thinking about Palm Sunday and Holy Week with Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
Then comes Easter on April 1st, April Fools Day. I'm a fool for Christ, trying to give my life away for the people of the
common good.

All before Easter Christ was healing and restoring there body, minds, and soul: heart disease, overweight, and opioid overdoses. Jesus brings new spirit, emotional, mental and physical life and practices. We are called as partners in Christ's service to others. The kin_dom of God is Now. We are trying to be good neighbors, how about you?

Yes, I've been rooting for my teams in the NCAA Men's and Women's basketball tournament. Mostly though I root for the people around me who are struggling broken and in need of God's healing powers. God bless our children and students this week. Be with our elderly ones living at home and lonely too. May God bring wholeness to the chaotic world where we live.

Let's live into the resurrection life. For, every morning is Easter Morning from now on.
May God bless you and your neighbors, this week in our county and state,

Pastor Bill Harrold, ECC (DoC)

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Morning Coffee Bar 8:00 am

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(Milk available, please ask the cook)
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Please call by 9:30 am to reserve

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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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Area News and Events  

We have a great workshop coming up called “Growing in Small Spaces … Backyard Gardening and Farming”

It will be held Thursday, April 26, 2018 beginning at 6 pm. The class will be held at the Cass County Extension Office.


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Work to Begin on N-63 Alvo North Realignment

March 15, 2018 (Lincoln, Neb.) — Weather permitting, work is scheduled to continue the week of March 19 on N-63, between Alvo and I-80, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

Knife River, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa has the $11,758,926 contract. Work will include realignment of N‑63, culverts and box culverts, and wetland mitigation. This will be the second of two phases of work.

During this phase, N-63 will be closed to traffic from Reference Post 4+20 (Alvo) to Reference Post 9+68 (Church Road). A marked detour will be in place along I-80 to N-66 to N-50 to US-34 for southbound traffic and along US-34 to N-50 to N-66 to I-80 for northbound traffic. This portion of the project is anticipated to be completed in November 2018.

The Department’s project manager is Jesse De Los Santos of Lincoln. Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through work zones and along detours.

The Sarpy/Cass Health Department offers free transportation assistance to women with a mammogram appointment. The service includes home pick up, hospital/clinic drop off, and return home drop off.

Eligibility includes women aged 40-75 years living in Sarpy or Cass counties.

Please call the Health Department at 402-537-6968 for more information.


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Country Musc Theatre - Louisville

*** 2 PM SHOW! April 7 - Cornhusker Jammers Show, (NOT a jam session)

April 14 - Jeanette Hill & August Moon Band

April 28 - Rayne Magill & Friends

May 12 - Down Home Band, Fred & Dorothy Techau & Friends

May 26 - Bill Hill & Fine Wine Band

June 9 - Alex Vanderbeck & Friends

June 23 - Al Kelley & Reilly Creek Band

July 7 - Kenny Briton & Friends

July 21 - Rodger Roberts & Friends

August 4 - Irish Donahoo & Friends

August 18 - Terry Hovey & Friends

September 1 - Steve Jensen & Friends

September 15 - Larry Hanson & Friends

September 29 - Fred Larson &Friends

October 13 - FREE ADMISSION! CCMT Anniversary Show!
October 27 - Frank Bigelow & Friends

November 10 - Warren Brewer & Friends

November 24 - Josh Krohn & Dirty River Ramblers

December 8 - Christmas Show,

(Young musicians, up to 16 years old will be entertaining!)

** 7 PM, Monday, December 31, New Year's Eve Party! 

Cass County CASA
Court Appointed Special Advocates in Cass County to speak up for the best interests of abused and neglected children.
Training starts April 2018.
It consists of 15 hours of online training and 15 hours of in-person training.
If you are interested, please contact Angie Neumiller at 402-296-9521,

Our Assisted Living/Nursing Care Facility
seeks caring, devoted individuals.
We have competitive wages, excellent benefits
& a superior working environment.

PT/FT Activity Assistant, M-F 9-5, Some Saturdays
FT CMA, 10 pm – 6 am
FT CNA’s, 2 pm – 10 pm
Weekends Only CNA’s, All Shifts
PT Dietary Assistants, 1 - 8:30 pm
FT Cook, 12:30 – 8:30 pm

FREE medical, dental & vision coverage
for Full-Time employees.
We also offer PayFlex; 401K Plan; &
Educational Assistance.

Apply in person at 1300 Avenue D, Plattsmouth, NE 68048
or call (402) 296-7330 for more information.
www.thenebraskamasonichome.org for an application – then hand deliver or mail.

Must pass pre-employment physical, drug test, and background checks.

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Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Tabloid to Be Published in

Nebraska Newspapers, Beginning Sunday

Lincoln, Neb. (February 27, 2018) – The 2018 Unclaimed Property Annual Report will be published in 16 Nebraska newspapers in the coming weeks, as required by state law, beginning March 4 in the Omaha World-Herald and the Scottsbluff Star-Herald, Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg said today.

Stenberg said the 40-page tabloid includes 30,865 names that were turned over to the Treasurer’s Office in 2017. The pages of names include individuals, businesses, organizations, institutions, schools and colleges, and governmental entities. 

“I want to emphasize the tabloid contains only new properties turned over to the Treasurer’s Office in 2017 by banks, insurance companies, and other holders and is only a small portion of the total 350,000 names in the Treasurer’s unclaimed property database,” Stenberg said. “By law, we are required to publish these names in newspapers across the state and to send follow-up letters to the last known addresses of the owners. These efforts, along with our outreach booth at the Nebraska State Fair, account for the largest number of filed and approved claims each year.”

In 2017, the Unclaimed Property Division of the Treasurer’s Office returned more than $15.3 million to owners, the second largest amount returned in one year in the history of the program. In 2016, the Treasurer’s Office returned $16.3 million to owners, setting a record for the program. In 2017, a total of 16,748 claims were paid for an average of $914 a claim.

“As in the past, this year’s tabloid features stories of five families and one organization that received unclaimed property from the Treasurer’s Office last year. We thank the people for sharing their stories, which encourages others to contact our office and to realize that the process is pretty simple and the rewards can be great,” Stenberg said.

Stenberg also praised his staff. “I appreciate the staff’s continued hard work and diligence in locating hard-to-find owners who are oftentimes scattered across the United States and abroad and the staff’s friendly assistance to people who visit our office. Many times, the owner information we receive is out-of-date or inaccurate, and we depend on a variety of research tools and contacts to find and document proper owners,” he said.

“As more Nebraska companies engage in global business and as more international students attend Nebraska colleges and sometimes relocate here for a while, the unclaimed property staff is now searching for owners not only from across the United States but also internationally,” Stenberg said. In 2017, the Treasurer’s Office paid claims to owners throughout the United States as well as in the United Kingdom, Gambia, Japan, France, Australia, Germany, and Switzerland.

Other interesting facts from 2017 include the following:

  • The largest claim paid was $341,364 to an Omaha estate.
  • Seventeen claims paid in 2017 exceeded $100,000 each; 28 claims ranged between $50,000 and $99,999,
  • The most voluminous claim paid totaled 35 pages and included 231 properties for a descendant of a Nemaha County pioneer family.
  • Among the owners claiming property in 2017 was television personality Dick Cavett, who received $682 from his parents’ estate.
  • Altogether, the Treasurer’s Office is holding more than $170 million in unclaimed funds for more than 350,000 owners.
  • There is never a charge for searching or filing a claim with the Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division.

Stenberg reminded owners that they may search for unclaimed property online attreasurer.nebraska.gov. In instances in which property is $500 or less, owners may file claims online through the Treasurer’s website. Common forms of unclaimed property are uncashed paychecks, refunds, rental deposits, utility deposits, stocks, dividends, insurance payments, savings bonds, matured CDs, and lost IRAs.

The 2018 tabloid will be published in the following newspapers on the following dates:

March 18 – Lincoln Journal Star

March 30 – Holdrege Citizen, McCook Gazette, and Sidney Sun-Telegraph

March 31 – Alliance Times-Herald, Hastings Tribune, and Kearney Hub

April 1 – Grand Island Independent and North Platte Telegraph

Ways to search for unclaimed property and file claims include the following:

  • Check the Nebraska State Treasurer’s website at treasurer.nebraska.gov. Type a name in the search box on the home page or click on the Unclaimed Property tab at the top of the page.
  • For an amount less than $500, an owner may file a claim online through the website, with the required information.
  • For an amount greater than $500, an owner may complete the claim form found on the website and in the tabloid and mail to the State Treasurer’s Office, Unclaimed Property Division, 809 P St., Lincoln, NE 68508-1390. The form must be notarized.
  • Call the Unclaimed Property Division at 1-877-572-9688 toll-free outside of Lincoln or 402-471-8497 in Lincoln. Calls are taken 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., CT, weekdays.
  • Visit the Unclaimed Property office at 809 P Street in Lincoln or in the Treasurer’s Office in Suite 2005 of the State Capitol. Hours at both locations are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. An owner should bring a driver’s license and Social Security card.
  • If filing on behalf of a deceased family member for an amount greater than $500, the owner must provide documentation to establish legal authority to file the claim including a will, death certificate, obituary notice, and personal representative documents.



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