Memorial Day Activities in Elmwood
It is with great pride that I share Elmwood's Memorial Day services. We have a great tradition of honoring our fallen service men and women going back to the 1800s and Memorial Day in Elmwood has become a tradition for many families.
It starts at 9:30 am with the walk from the GAR Hall to the cemetery with the color guard, scouts, friends, and family. Then proceeds to the Elmwood Community Center for lunch. Greeting you with a smile and a laugh at the front table is Brenda Vogt.
Many then end the Memorial Day remembrances with a visit to the GAR Veterans Museum.
If you missed the ceremony you can watch video portions of it here below. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped raise and lower the flags. It takes time and dedication every year to do this and it is greatly appreciated.
This year Bonnie Brewer was the "keynote" speaker who told the stories and history of many of our veterans and the significance of the 200 new crosses in the cemetery. Randy Romine was the newest addition to the event with singing the National Anthem and leading God Bless America.
Several people didn't know that Randy could sing as was apparent by the surprised looks on their faces. It was really a nice touch when everyone stood up during God Bless America.
Senator Rob Clements did his traditional Battle Hymn of the Republic and taps. A tradition that is very much looked forward to every year.
All of the videos from the Elmwood website can also be found on a YouTube Channel. Stop by and take a look at all the activities, events, and people that make Elmwood special.
To read more about the memorial markers and history of the Elmwood Memorial Day services, please visit the article in the Plattsmouth paper.
It is with great sadness that we laid to rest my Father-in-Law (Randy's Dad) the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. He had a full military funeral as he was a veteran of the Korean War.
It was very appropriate however since he also participated in his local VFW Chapter for many years in Palisade Nebraska. Thank you to everyone for their sympathy, kind words, patience, during this past month as we took care of family needs.
Village Wide Clean Up June 2nd
Every year the Elmwood Village Board sponsors a cleanup day where residents can bring their junk items that need to be thrown away. They will accept everything except chemicals, liquids, paint, tires, or yard waste. This year Keep Cass County Beautiful is teaming up with the Village Board to bring Cross Electronics Recycling to the event.
The Cross team will accept: Computers: Desktops, Laptops and Tablets; Network Equipment, Servers, Modems; Projectors, Copiers, Printers, Fax Machines; Cameras, Cell Phones, Communication Devices; Sound Equipment, Video Equipment, Electronic Toys, Stereos, DVD Players, Games, Wire, Cables, Key Boards & Mice, Home & Car Audio Equipment, Toasters, Vacuums, Toner Cartridges and more.
The following items will have an Environmental Fee: Bulk alkaline batteries: $1.50 per pound; Microwaves: $20; All styles of Televisions & Monitors: CRT & Flat screen items: $20 up to 20”, $30 up to 30”, $40 up to 40” and $50 up to 50”, and so forth. A fee is calculated by screen size & measured diagonally. Keep Cass County Beautiful will pay half of the recycling fee of one item per household up to a total of $500 for the collection.
As always John McNaught will have a recycle trailer for bigger items such as appliances, old grills, etc... This service is a great help to the community.
If you have items you would like to have hauled away but do not have a truck please call the Village Office, (402)994-6705 to be added to the list or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please take advantage of these services. It is a great opportunity to clean up around your house
Paper Tiger Shredding will be in Elmwood to accept paper documents for shredding. They will accept up to 100 lbs per person. This service is sponsored by the American Exchange Bank, Burrows Tracts Realty, and the Elmwood Murdock Merchants Association.
Clean up and find stuff for the Garage Sales next weekend.
Grain Bin Safety Training
This FREE workshop is being held at the Elmwood Fire and Rescue Station
Thursday, June 7, 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 3 4-6pm
The Elmwood Library has a special event planned for Sunday, June 3!
To kick off our Summer Reading Program and its theme, "Library Rocks!" we're going to rock out at the city park!
The fun starts with TWO food trucks ready to serve you!
Tastee Trailer is actually opening earlier in the day at 11 am. Kona Ice will get started at 4 pm.
The Librarian's Table will open at 4 pm. Be sure to get a $1.00 food truck coupon (compliments of American Exchange Bank) by showing your Elmwood Public Library Card. Or, apply for your own NEW card and you can still get a coupon!
The librarian will also have information and pre-registration sheets for the Summer Reading Program.
Dates for the program are June 6, 13, 20, & 27.
Kids in grades K-6 are welcome to come read books, play games and make crafts designed to enhance their knowledge about music and sound.
Always popular with the little ones, we'll have a face painting station too!
Sponsored by Cindy Mather and Cindy Hovorka from "Your Thairapist," the kids will look LOVELY for what comes next.
Starting at 5 pm, the String Beans will take the stage. Based out of Lincoln, Nebraska, the String Beans perform a wide variety of family-friendly songs about all the things kids love: animals, cartoons, food, etc. Since debuting in 2004, the String Beans have released 10 albums and have appeared at numerous festivals, concerts, and regional television programs. They're energetic, silly and lots of fun.
We suggest that you bring your own lawn chair and enjoy the food, music and close feeling of community as we welcome summer in style!
Library Volunteer Opportunities
Attention Elmwood-Murdock High School students, this is a great way to fulfill your volunteer community service hours, AND have a lot of fun too!
You can also visit the Overdrive website for more information on checking out electronic books and media.
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
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
Elmwood Farmer's Market
EVERY SATURDAY 8:00 am-Noon
The Farmer's Market will be open from June to October and anyone is welcome to participate.
There is no sign-up sheet or a fee...just show up and set up and sell your items.
Vendors should set up on the north end of the parking lot and be considerate of others if there is an event going on in the park.
Monday, June 11th, 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.. at Elmwood Fire Hall.
Call 994-5095 to make an appointment or just Walk-In.
The number of new blood donors has been declining by about 80,000 each year. When not enough people donate blood, hospital shelves may be empty when a critical patient arrives. We can't think of someone better than you to join in helping reverse the trend.
If you can't make it to the Elmwood Bloodmobile there are other local opportunities this month.
Avoca 6/11/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Town Hall, 623 House St
Murray 6/4/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Conestoga High School, 8404 42 St., PO Box 40
Northwestern University Spring Academic Honors
Nebraska Wesleyan University has released their Academic Honors List for Spring 2018. To be honored, students must earn a 3.75 GPA or above while completing 12 or more credit hours. Several local students were honored.
Katelyn Bornemeier, Murdock
Whitney Koehn, Elmwood
Sheridan Spohr, Alvo
School is out but that doesn't mean that school updates should stop.
Let's recognize Elmwood-Murdock Alumni who are having a unique experience, achieved a new accomplishment, or celebrating a new job.
Send your alumni news to email@example.com and let's recognize the achievements of our alumni.
Scholting selected for Rural Futures Institute Student Serviceship
Mirissa Scholting, a former Elmwood-Murdock graduate, has been selected to spend 10 weeks this summer living, working and serving in Alliance, Nebr. as part of the Rural Futures Institute’s Student Serviceship program. Read more about the program and view Mirissa’s information.
ELMWOOD-MURDOCK HIGH SCHOOL
This week our Student of the Week Winner is Alice Richter. She is a senior at Elmwood Murdock High School. Her activities include FBLA, speech, and One Act. She is the daughter of Troy and Penny Richter.
She was nominated for these reasons:
- She works very hard at her studies
- She participates fully in a variety of activities
- She is friendly and polite with teachers and her peers
- She comes very highly recommended
Alice, Troy, and Penny 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!
This is the final Student of the Week winner for the 2017-2018 school year!
School Events - Calendar Reminders
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 email@example.com
Join VBS on July 23-27
All kids ages 4 through 6th grade are invited to join Vacation Bible School on July 23-27 from 6:15-8:15 p.m.
The event will be held at the Murdock Methodist Church. VBS will be hosted by the Murdock Methodist, Elmwood Methodist, and Elmwood Christian churches.
This year’s theme is “Hero Central” and kids won’t want to miss the chance to meet local heroes and learn about having power in their own lives. Join the fun for singing, crafts, games, science discoveries and daily lessons.
The week will end with a family program and celebration on Friday, July 27.
The cost to attend is $7 per child or $14 per family. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Pastor Bill Harrold here,
It's great to feel Summer coming on with some warm temperatures. God has blessed us with a good environment, great children and wonderful neighbors. Let's treat all three with respect and kindness so the world will be a better place.
I'm am able to raise a little garden along with a friend, Charlie B.. He has potatoes, onions, and corn growing up well. I planted some sunflowers, geraniums, radishes, squash, an eggplant, and some Fourth of July Tomatoes. With the sun and the rain, we hope for a good harvest. Charlie already is harvesting radishes.
This next week I am at Adventures in Community Church Camp at Burwell, Kamp Kaleo. Kaleo is greek for being called together to serve the Lord and neighbors. "Come unto me, all you who labor and are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest," said Christ Jesus.
Tell me what you are doing this Summer friend of Cass county. I hope you will have some FUN!
Praying for you and please pray for us,
Pastor Bill Harrold
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
Elmwood Community Development Agency
The next Strategic Planning Meeting is set for June 26, 2018, at 7:00 pm. Come with a list of ideas on how you would like Elmwood to grow and look in the next 5-10-25 and maybe even 50 years. It's progressive forward thinking that keeps our community alive and prosperous.
Community development is a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems. Community well-being (economic, social, environmental and cultural) often evolves from this type of collective action being taken at a grassroots level.
For Elmwood to develop and improve we must have a strategic plan which will help guide future community and economic development of Elmwood.
There is funding available for sustainable projects that bring economic development to Elmwood.
Learn how you can be a part of the future!
Good Neighbor Award
The Elmwood Murdock Merchants Association sponsors the Good Neighbor Award each year. Citizens are encouraged to nominate anyone they feel has been an exceptional neighbor to their community. Former recipients are not eligible to win again although they all continue to be exceptional good neighbors. If you have someone in mind please fill out the form and send to the EMMA group.
Forms may be found by clicking here, or the image below, or at various locations around town.
Saturday, June 9th, 2018
8:00 am -4:00 pm
Sign up now to get on the master list.
THIS IS IMPORTANT - IT IS ADVERTISED AND THE MORE SALES ON THE MAP THE MORE PEOPLE WHO WILL DRIVE IN FOR GARAGE SALES!
Applications can be found at the Elmwood Convenience Store, Bits & Pieces, and the Post Office in Murdock.
FBLA Lunch Served During Garage Sale Days
Elmwood Community Center
SENIOR FARMERS MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM
VOUCHER DISTRIBUTION AT
ELMWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER
TUESDAY,JUNE 5, 2018 at 10;00 A.M.
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.
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)
Please call by 9:30 am to reserve
Suggested price for noon meal is $5.00
Iron Horse Emporium
Now officially open and MOVED to a new location on the "strip". Karen and Dan are looking for vendors to add variety to their selection of antiques. This is a great opportunity to add to the shopping experience in Elmwood and keep people in town longer and encourage commerce.
Booth space cost depends on the size and there is no commission taken outside of your rent. If you sell a product, do crafts, or even a service stop on by and talk to Karen. She can give you more details.
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Business special events or Open Houses
4-H meeting dates (photos from meetings)
School Accomplishments (high school, college)
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lofte Community Theatre to Present The Miracle Worker
he Lofte Community Theatre, located in Manley, NE will stage William Gibson’s award-winning drama,
The Miracle Worker June 1 - 3, and June 7 - 10.
Set in the 1880s, Tuscumbia, Alabama this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there are a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.
Over the years, the play has also successfully been adapted for screen and television. Most notably, the 1962 film adaptation which garnered Oscar wins for both Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke.
“Staging The Miracle Worker has been a labor of love,” said Lofte Community Theatre Executive Director, Kevin Colbert. “As plays go, The Miracle Worker is already a heavy piece of literature. Add to that, the complicated staging which must be timed perfectly, and you have some wonderfully challenging obstacles that any actor would love to sink their teeth into. It’s just been a lot of fun, and a lot of learning..”
The cast of The Miracle Worker includes Gary Williams, John Bell, Emma Johnson, Riley Perez, Rachel Radloff and Skyler Radloff of Omaha, Rosalie Duffy, Gabriella Bakirane, Cathy Apolot, Wade Mumford, Nicholas Roth, and Brenna J. Thompson of Lincoln, Kyler Jones, Beatrice Quam, and Sarah G. Riha of Louisville, Melinda Mead, and Addison Broderson of Plattsmouth, Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water, Lilly Frields of Nebraska City, and Lily Pope of Eagle.
Tickets for The Miracle Worker 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 7 pm and Sunday matinees are at 2 pm. For more information, call the Lofte Community theatre or visit www.lofte.com.
About The Lofte Community Theatre: The Lofte Community Theatre is located in Manley Nebraska, approximately 25 miles 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.
Auditions for Lionel Bart’s classic musical, Oliver!,
June 3rd, 4th, and 5th at 7 pm.
Auditions will take place at the theatre.
Lofte Community Theatre Executive Artistic Director, says “Oliver! Is one of those classic musicals that leaves you humming the entire score as you leave the theatre .” Set in Dickensian London, and based on Charles Dickens’ classic story, Oliver Twist, the musical version of the story is packed with hit after hit from the musical theatre canon.
Oliver!, will be directed by Colbert, choreographed by Lofte veteran, Noelle Bohaty, and musical direction is under the baton of Betty Colbert. This trio has been working together for several summers to bring the musicals to life at The Lofte. They will be casting for a minimum of 21 roles who can act, sing, and dance. Additionally, there are several ensemble roles available.
Those interested in auditioning should come with a prepared song. The song should a maximum of one minute. An accompanist will be provided. There will be cold readings from the script. Those auditioning should wear comfortable shoes and clothing and be prepared to learn a short routine for the dance portion of the audition. Finally, please bring a complete list of conflicts during the rehearsal period. There are great roles for men and women ages 8 and up.
For a full listing of available roles, visit www.Lofte.org and click on “Get Involved”. Then select “Auditions” and scroll down to Oliver!.
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”.
Missoula Children’s Theatre at the Lofte Theatre
The Lofte Community Theatre, located in Manley, NE, just 25 minutes south of Omaha, will hold once again host Missoula Children’s Theatre and will hold auditions for Blackbeard the Pirate! June 11th from 10 am to 12 pm. Auditions will take place at the theatre.
Children entering 1st through 7th grade are encouraged to audition for this entertaining and all-encompassing week-long theatrical experience. Blackbeard the Pirate!, is an hour-long musical for of silly jokes for all ages.
There are roles for approximately 60 locate students available. Auditions will last approximately two hours and the first rehearsal begins 15 to 30 minutes after auditions. Please note that not everyone who auditions will be cast in the play. However, if cast, the event if free to all participants during the week-long rehearsal process.
Rehearsals will take place at the Lofte each day from June 11th - 15th. Rehearsals will are scheduled from 10 am to 2:30 pm. It is important to note that not all actors will be needed at all sessions. Actors should have a clear schedule for the entire week. A detailed schedule for each child/role will be distributed after auditions. Actors who are cast need to attend all required rehearsals and performances. Children should bring their own sack lunch each day, including audition day.
The Lofte will hold two public performances of Blackbeard the Pirate!, on Saturday, June 16th at 3 pm and 6 pm. Tickets will be available for purchase online and at the Lofte box office.
The Lofte offers a full concession stand. 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.
Eagle Farmers Market
Thursdays by the pool
Opening day is May 31st. In the community park next to the swimming pool, 6th and D St, from 4 pm to 6:30 pm, through August 30th. New vendors are still welcome.
New Store - Fairweather Finds
106 S. Nevada St., South Bend Ne.
For all of you shopping aficionados South Bend has a new place to shop.
Open Thur, Friday and Saturday from 9-4, and Sunday from 1-4.
Phone # 402-417-3971.
We have vintage items, some antiques, lots of glass things plus books, toys, and furniture.
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.
Country Musc Theatre - Louisville
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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(PAPILLION, NE) –Keeping New Year’s self-improvement promises can be difficult. Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands and the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline want to help you make 2018 a tobacco-free year.
Through June 15 (while supplies last), the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline is providing extra assistance for those who are ready to quit with a two-week supply of no-cost nicotine replacement therapy.
"Quitting isn't easy, but with the Quitline, tobacco-users have a whole team of support on their side," Autumn Sky Burns, T.E.A.M. Coordinator said. "Get the tools you need to be successful by calling1-800-QUIT-NOW, talking with your healthcare provider, and building that support from friends and family.
Call the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline (available 24/7) and ask about the no-cost nicotine patches, gum or lozenges. This offer is available for Nebraska residents who are 18 years of age or older. Callers will be screened for medical eligibility to receive the medication, which is shipped directly to the caller’s home. All information provided to the Quitline is confidential.¬
“It is never too late to quit. Quitting brings immediate advantages to not just tobacco-users, but their families are well,” Burns said.
For help quitting, the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline is available at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669), and for Spanish services at 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-355-3569). Translation services are also available in more than 170 languages. For additional resources visitwww.QuitNow.ne.gov.
Funding for this project is provided by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services/Tobacco Free Nebraska Program as a result of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.
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