We got snow again, and there is a prediction of maybe that cold wet stuff again, or so I hear.
I'm putting this photo out here, only for historical reference that we got snow, measurable, plowable snow on April 14, 2018.
For those that drove north to Murdock on Highway 1 or 310th Street heading to church, there was drifting!
There is a lot happening in Elmwood, people are getting ready for spring. The daffodils are blooming, I did rescue some from the snow last week and they are sitting on my dining room table.
Spring Cleanup days is just around the corner, April 21st. The community will be going block to block cleaning up corners and ditches that the winter has left debris or trash. It's kinda like the highway cleanup, but it's on your block.
Ladies Golf Group at Grandpas Woods, Elmwood
Speaking of getting outside a ladies golf club is starting at Grandpas Woods, it's not a league, just a time to get together with the ladies and golf. Maybe have a drink afterward.
We meet on Monday nights through the summer at 5:30 for 9 holes of golf.
Judy Stroy, Angie Friesell and Deb Gilbert golfing April 12,(Yes, this year, BEFORE the snow, remember we had a 80F day)
Anyone who would like to golf or learn to golf, come join us for a fun, relaxing night out with the girls!
This is not a league, just come when you can.
Call Grandpas Woods, 402-994-2100, for more information.
Once warm weather gets here I'm not going to want to sit inside. I will want to sit out in the garden all afternoon, all weekend!
So set aside time NOW for Tea in the Gardens.
The Christian Church Women's Group will be hosting "Tea in the Garden" every Saturday and Sunday in May from 1:00 -4:00
A great time to gather with friends, relax and enjoy the spring weather
Let’s Get Ready for Spring!
It’s time for the
Elmwood Murdock Spirit Squad
Friday, May 4th from 4pm-8pm
Saturday, May 5th 9am-3pm
Where: Elmwood Fire Hall
Thank you for supporting the
Elmwood Murdock Spirit Squad!
All proceeds benefit the Elmwood Murdock Spirit Squad as they raise money to attend Cheer Camp this summer and purchase their new uniforms!
Just a tip if you want your pick of plants, go on Friday afternoon, it's a popular place and choices decrease quickly.
Digital and Audio Books
The Elmwood Library's inventory is bigger than you thought. Did you realize that you can check-out e-books via your Kindle, iPad, eReader or computer? It's true! There are several hundred titles available for both fiction, non-fiction, children's lit and even audiobooks. All you need is an active account with the Elmwood Public Library and maybe the following cheat sheet. Happy reading!
OverDrive eBook system that allows you to borrow books from the comfort of your home, or anywhere.
Below are the instructions and you can download the PDF instructions here to print.
You can also visit the Overdrive website for more information.
Be sure to stop by the library and check out the new book series that just arrived. The DVD set is also available.
NOT telling you what series it is, but once you find out there will be a list to get them. It's THAT popular
Monday 3- 8pm
Wednesday 2 pm -6 pm
Thursday 10 am - 2 pm
The Quonset Bar & Grill
NEW OWNERS & new management
As of April 1st, the Quonset bar-and-grill is under new ownership.
Elmwood natives Troy and Becky Callaway are very thankful for the support you have given them so far, so keep it up. We went on Friday for lunch and several tables were full. Burgers were great and the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs were on replay on the TVs.
Yes I have become a hockey fan, never thought I would say that, but once you have watched the Vegas Golden Knights play you are hooked. So Becky, how about putting them on your regular schedule. I'll be down to watch during the live game time too.
In May the menu will get a revamp, seriously rumor of STEAK and PRIME RIB is in the future! I can't wait!!
The 2018 FCCLA State Convention was held in Lincoln on April 8-10. Eleven members of the Elmwood Murdock FCCLA attended along with chapter advisor Lisa Hynes. Congratulations to these award winners:
Spencer Koehn - silver, Teach and Train Sr.
Nate Lockman - bronze, Interpersonal Communication Jr.
Kate Zakaras - bronze, Interpersonal Communication Sr.
Hannah Mather and Kylee Wilson - bronze, Chapter Review
Special congratulations to Kate Zakaras who was elected public relations chair of the SPOT Team. Kate will be attending the National Convention in Atlanta this summer.
Congratulations to these outstanding students.
Your lessons in FBLA will take you far in life no matter what your path.
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
ELMWOOD-MURDOCK HIGH SCHOOL
This week our Student of the Week Winner is Austin Meisinger. He is a senior at Elmwood MurdockHigh School. His activities include football, basketball, and track.He is the son of Terry and Kelly Meisinger.
He was nominated for these reasons:
- He has very high moral character
- He has proven that he will make mature decisions
- He is a person I trust and admire
Austin, Terry, and Kelly are invited to stop by (we are located under the water tower in Louisville), call (402.234.3333) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get their Witte Physical Therapy t-shirts OR water bottle!
The next Student of the Week will be selected on 4/24/18.All nominations are due by 4/21/18 to email@example.com
School Events - Calendar Reminders
2018 Athletic Banquet for a printable PDF version
For more dates and schedules of all school club activities visit the Events schedule on the Elmwood-Murdock website
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Elmwood Christian Church Update
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
Thank you to Julie Anderson for always supplying Village event information!
Clean up the Streets Day!
The Elmwood Neighborhood Watch Team is teaming up with Keep Cass County Beautiful organization to sponsor a Clean Up the Streets Day on Saturday, April 21st. We will be walking all of the streets of town picking up trash, scooping up dirt and leaves, and generally spiffing up the streets around town.
We are looking for teams of volunteers to join in the project. KCCB will provide the gloves, vests, trash bags, litter grabber tools, water, and basically anything we need to accomplish our task. Talk to your neighbors, clubs, friends, anyone you can think of and put together a team. Contact Connie at the Village Office (402-994-6705) to sign up your team.
We will meet Saturday, April 21st at 9:00 am in the Elmwood Park and divide up the town and get busy! We plan to work until noon. It will be a fun time and Elmwood will shine like the top of the Chrysler Building!
T.E.A.M. Celebrates World No Tobacco Day:
The Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands (T.E.A.M.) is celebrating World No Tobacco Day on Thursday, May 31st by encouraging local teams to join their team in cleaning up all the parks in Cass County. We will have a team working in the Elmwood Park and public areas around town. Contact Connie at the Village Office if you would like to participate.
Throw Away, Recycle, Shred It Day!
The Village Board is sponsoring the Annual Throw Away Day on Saturday, June 2nd for citizens to bring all of their items piling up around their property that they don’t want to a dumpster. We will fill the dumpster and haul it away and fill another one. They will keep bringing us empty dumpsters until noon as long as we fill them.
We even will go to the resident’s homes to pick up if they have no way to haul it. Every year we fill several dumpsters and recycling dumpsters. Elmwood Recycling will take the items that can be recycled. Cross Recycling will be here that day, too. They will take electronic items such as televisions and computer monitors. There will be a fee for some of these items.This a great event and a fine way to spiff up the town.
This year we are also having a free paper shredding event on our Throw Away Day. The Paper Tiger Shredding company will come to Elmwood and people can bring their documents to them for shredding. They are AAA certified by the National Association for Information Destruction. They will accept 100 lbs. per person. The paper shredding event is sponsored by the Elmwood Murdock Merchants Association, Burrows Tracts Realty, and the American Exchange Bank.
The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees would like to notify you that if you own a dog or cat, even if your dogs or cats are kept indoors, you are required by law to license your pet for the 2018 year. The cost is $12.00 per dog or $10.00 if spayed or neutered and/or $7.50 per cat or $5.00 if spayed or neutered. You will be required to show a current valid rabies vaccination certificate, and proof of spaying or neutering issued by your veterinarian. You may also provide a photo of your pet to attach to our records for help in identifying pets found running at large.
License tags will not be mailed out due to the added costs of mailing.
All dogs or cats over 6 months of age are required to be vaccinated for rabies and licensed. This license tag is to be worn by the pet at all times, and the animal is to be kept on the owner’s property or on a leash at all times. Any dog or cat found running at large with or without licensing may be impounded and a $50.00 fine charged for its return; if impounded a second time the fine will be $100.00, and the third time it is impounded the fine will be $150.00. In addition to the impound fee, the pet owner will be responsible for licensing fees if the pet is found running at large without a license. Any dog or cat running at large with or without licensing is subject to transportation to the Lincoln Humane Society by a person authorized by the Village of Elmwood.
You may read Animal Ordinance No. 2016-002 for all the rules regarding pets by visiting the elmwoodnebraska.com website or by stopping at the Village Office. There are several changes for dogs and cats including the limit of 4 (four) animals total. You may have any combination of dogs and/or cats, just not to exceed four animals total. There will be no kennel permits or multi-cat permits issued.
The dog or cat owner is required to license their pet by May 15, 2018, or said owner will be in violation of the law and subject to a citation. If you have not secured a 2018 license for your pet by May 15, 2018, you will be responsible for the license fee per pet in addition to a late fee charge of $50.00 per animal; other charges may apply.
Do Not Pay Pet License Fees On The Same Check With Your Water Bill.
VILLAGE OF ELMWOOD
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Let’s talk about licensing of dogs and cats in Elmwood. The licensing of dogs and cats is required by law to ensure that the animals have received the required immunizations and to identify who owns them in case they get loose. We want them to be returned safely and quickly to their owners.
If there is a cat that hangs around your house and you think it isn’t yours but you feed it…it is yours. If there are a lot of cats that hang around your house that you think are not yours but you feed them…they are yours. If you provide a shelter for them to sleep in at night…they are yours. Since they are yours you are responsible for taking care of them…this includes vaccinations, licensing, etc…If you find that you have more pets than are allowed or more than you want, there are resources available to find new homes for them.
There is a limit on the number of dogs and cats that are allowed per household. Elmwood allows a total of four…either dogs or cats. Even if kept outside…only four are allowed. All four must be licensed which means they must have proper vaccinations. There is a discount in licensing fees if the animal is spayed or neutered.
If you let your dogs or cats outside into a fenced in area ensure your fence follows the ordinance guidelines of allowed fencing. An invisible fence is not considered a fence. Both dogs and cats must be on a leash or tethered lead. Neither is allowed free roam of the neighborhood. The pet owner must be in control of their pet and they can’t leave your yard. Yes, we know that it is difficult if not impossible to train a cat to stay in your yard so that means they must be in a kennel or on a leash or tether. It is possible to keep a cat on a leash or to provide it with a safe, contained area outside. The animal ordinance for Elmwood is located on the Village website.
Licensing fees for 2018 have gone up to accommodate increases in supplies.
Dogs $12.00 per dog or $10.00 if spayed or neutered
Cats $7.50 per cat or $5.00 if spayed or neutered.
You will be required to show a current valid rabies vaccination certificate, and proof of spaying or neutering issued by your veterinarian to receive the discount. We will also keep a copy of the records on file in case there is ever a question. You may also provide a photo of your pet to attach to our records for help in identifying pets found running at large. We had a couple of instances last year that it would have been handy to have a picture in the file to identify the animal that had been found.
The dog or cat owner is required to license their pet by May 1, 2018. If you have not secured a 2018 license for your pet by May 1, 2018, you will be responsible for the license fee per pet in addition to a late fee charge of $50.00 per animal; other charges may apply.
Applications for the pet licenses are available on the village website, in the newsletter, or at the Village Office. They will also be available at the pet licensing/vaccination event. The tags will be available for pick up at the Village Office after the licensing application has been turned in. They will not be mailed out due to the added costs of mailing.
The pet licensing/vaccination event will be held Saturday, April 28th; 9:00-11:00; at the Village Office. Dr. Trent Shrader, DVM, will be doing the vaccinations with assistance from Andrea Stowell, vet tech, and Mary Lenz will be trimming nails. We will also be on hand to license pets. Please sign up if you need the vaccination or nail trimming services! We need at least 10 to be able to make this event happen. Call the Village Office to register: 402-994-6705
Elmwood Community Center
The Elmwood Community Center provided daily lunches Monday through Friday for anyone who wants a good home cooked meal for a very reasonable price...$5 per person! The Center not only hosts daily meals but it is also a facility that is rented out for meetings, receptions, and family reunions. It is a wonderful facility that provides a great service to the community.
The Elmwood Community Center is searching for someone to join their team to prepare meals, clean up, and help coordinate activities. The hours for preparing meals would be 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The number of days a week will be negotiable.
Contact Helen McKinney at (402)560-7672, or Brenda Brill at (307)359-9111 for more information. Or stop in at the Center for an application.
Morning Coffee Bar 8:00 am
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(Milk available, please ask the cook)
Free will offering - suggested $1.00
Noon Meals (Eat in or Take-out)
Please call by 9:30 am to reserve
Suggested price for noon meal is $5.00
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Lofte Community Theatre to Host Lincoln Theatre Alliance’s 10-Minute Play Festival
The Lofte Community Theatre will be hosting the 10 Minute Play Festival, presented by the Lincoln Theatre Alliance, April 22nd at 2pm.
The Lincoln Theatre Alliance Play Festival consists of 10-minute plays performed by different member theatres from the Lincoln Theatre Alliance (LTA). LTA theatres include Angels Theatre Company, the Lincoln Community Playhouse, Theatre Arts for Kids, The Lofte Community Theatre, Union College Theatre, Community Players at Beatrice, Pinewood Bowl, Youth Actors Academy of Lincoln, TADA and UN-L. Participating theatres will present a 10-minute work to expose the audience to a variety of diverse works. All shows are family friendly and admission is $10. Come enjoy an afternoon of small theatre with big ideas!
Tickets for the Lincoln Play Festival can be purchased by calling the Lofte Community Theatre box office at 402-234-2553, or by visiting the theatre’s website at www.lofte.com and clicking on “Tickets”.
Curtain time for the show is 2 pm. For more information, call the Lofte Community theatre or visit www.lofte.com
For questions regarding auditions contact the Lofte Community Theatre at 402-234-2553, email director Kevin Colbert at email@example.com, or visit The Lofte Community Theatre’s website at www.Lofte.org and click on “Get Involved”.
About The Lofte Community Theatre: The Lofte Community Theatre is located in Manley Nebraska, approximately 25 minutes south of Omaha. The theatre, a new post-and-beam style performing arts facility can seat approximately 330 patrons for each performance. Actors and audience members enjoy a beautiful climate-controlled venue year around. The Lofte offers a full concession stand, and also sells beer and wine. The theatre offers six core season productions each year as well as many special events featuring visiting artists including week-long children’s theater workshop, a free Veterans Day concert, and host high-school one-act play competitions in the fall. Approximately 12,000 visitors come through the doors annually.
6th annual vintage + handmade market on May 5th!
In addition to over 40 small businesses selling vintage, antique and handcrafted goods we'll have food trucks, kids' play areas, and local organizations raising funds by selling food (First Lutheran Church and the Avoca Library Committee) and plants/flowers (Keep Cass County Beautiful). And because it's Cinco de Mayo there will be Mexican food and drink and fun photo areas to celebrate!
Public Speaking Contest
The Cass County 4-H and Extension Office is hosting a Public Speaking Contest on April 17th, 2018 beginning at 6:30 pm. The office is located by the fairgrounds at 8400 144th Street, Suite 100, Weeping Water, NE 68463. This contest is open to students in the community, as well as Cass County 4-Hers. Public Speaking Contests are great for developing the life skill of communication, confidence, and poise.
One of our 4-H leaders asked this question ... "What is the difference between the Cass County contest, and the 4-H Contest?" Here's a quick answer:
For the Cass County Public Speaking Contest, any student can give a speech, including non 4-Hers. It can be on any topic; even recited poems and/or prose readings are acceptable. Ribbons are given, but contestants do not advance to the district level, it’s a county only contest. This opportunity provides a great practice and refining time for any public speaking event.
For the 4-H Public Speaking Contest, the student must be enrolled in 4-H. All speeches must be original and include 4-H as the major component of the speech. Winners advance on to the 4-H district level.
Pre-registration forms, contest guidelines, and speech writing helps are on the Nebraska Extension Cass County website. Pre-registration forms are due April 13th.
If you have any questions about the Cass County Public Speaking Contest, please call the extension office at 402-267-2205.
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.
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.
Country Musc Theatre - Louisville
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!
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