A LOT happened this past weekend in Elmwood. The park was a happening place, especially on Sunday. My park weekend started at the Farmers Market on Saturday morning. Yup, I was the only setup. We have to start someplace.
BUT I did have customers, a couple, AND I had one contact me afterward who wanted to buy more.
This past spring was late, so there is very little local produce being harvested. BUT, soon there will be tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, cucumbers and much more than you can use. Bring your extra to the park between 8:00 am-Noon with a chair and make a little bit of money.
If you know someone who sells eggs, honey, makes baked goods (muffins, bread, cookies) and even does unique crafts, let them know! Pull up a chair and let's sit and socialize if anything else. You don't have to be from Elmwood to participate.
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.
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
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
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.
Again it was hugely successful and several trailers of metal, old electronics and just "stuff" were cleaned out of attics, basements, garages etc.
Thank you to the multiple people who volunteered to pick up stuff from houses. Some of it wasn't even thrown away as old doors were repurposed to create crafts and home decor.
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 was AMAZING!!
It was a full day to kick off the Summer Reading Program and brought hundreds of people to Elmwood and the Park.
The Tastee Trailer stayed busy from late morning all through the evening.
The Summer Reading Program "Library Rocks" kicked off we're going to continue to rock the summer.
The Librarian's Table signed people up with library cards and helped people figure out how to use the services. Thank you to our wonderful library crew who put all of this together.
Face painting station was popular.
Sponsored by Cindy Mather and Cindy Hovorka from "Your Thairapist,"
Starting at 5 pm, the String Beans took the stage at 5:00 pm But didn't stay on the stage.
They are a huge interactive group and part of the show is audience participation. The basketball courts were perfect for hula-hooping, dancing, and parachutes.
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.
It was a great time and just a taste of the fun you can have this summer at the library
Visit the Overdrive website for more information on checking out electronic books and media.
Monday 3- 8pm
Wednesday 2 pm -6 pm
Thursday 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
There is always activity at the Aldrich House. If there isn't a tour happening then volunteers are arranging the new exhibit, or cleaning up the gardens. ON Saturday morning I found Bonnie Brewer and her crew cleaning up the flower beds on a gorgeous day.
There is STILL time to get time to get tickets to the Progressive dinner this coming Sunday! Just look at the food below and then music in the Elmwood Park to cap off the evening.
While you are at the Aldrich House and Museum you can take a look at how brides and wedding parties used to dress years ago. Our popular June Wedding theme is back. But you will probably see something different than last time. I guarantee it.
Bet you didn't know brides didn't always wear white.
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
University Nebraska Omaha
Spring 2018 Chancellor's List
LEONE EMMA Elmwood NE United States
To qualify for the Chancellor's List, students must earn a grade point average of 4.0 for courses taken at UNO during the semester, provided 12 or more quality hours were completed.
Spring 2018 Dean's List
BACHLE RANDAL Murdock NE United States
WARNER TRENTON Murdock NE United States
COOPER ASHTYN Elmwood NE United States
OCONNELL EMILIE Elmwood NE United States
To qualify for the Dean's List, students must earn a GPAs of 3.5 or better for courses taken at UNO during the semester, provided a minimum of 12 quality hours were completed.
Murdock Daniel Stohlmann
To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 to 4.0 scale and be registered for full-time coursework.
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.
WITTE PHYSICAL THERAPY would like to congratulate all the STUDENT OF THE WEEK winners for the 2017-2018 school year.
Our STUDENT OF THE WEEK recognition program will return for the 2018-2019 school year starting in September 2018.
If you have any questions or suggestions about the program, questions about the services we offer, or you wanting to schedule an appointment or consultation please call us at:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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
Elmwood Park Steering Committee
Eight diverse members of the Elmwood community and a Landscape architect met last Tuesday night to do some strategic planning for the continued growth of the park. You thought the playground was just it?
Oh heck no? Do you want more events like what we had this past weekend? Was it fun?
That can happen!
Between the survey that was taken a year and a half ago and the brainstorming session, we discussed how people use the park. Some assumptions we had were wrong as we walked to the park at the end of the evening and two young "twenty-something" gentlemen from the area were playing horseshoes.
We learned we have one of the best horseshoe pits in the area. We learned how we can improve them and attract clubs to come and play. Thanks, guys!!
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.
Don't forget to send me your news
April is next week! Spring is about to spring!!
There are things happening. Who is in the news, who is making news? This is what I need for the upcoming year
Baseball sign updates
Softball sign updates
Business special events or Open Houses
4-H meeting dates (photos from meetings)
School Accomplishments (high school, college)
Holiday Events & photos (What Memorial Day Activities are planned, garden tours, plant sales etc)
SEND ME THE NEWS and PHOTOS to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently serving hard ice cream in dishes.
we have 8 different flavors to choose from.
Elmwood C Store
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 email@example.com
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If you would like to advertise your business on the Elmwood website just CLICK here
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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.
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.
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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