Happy 4th of July!!
If you are not getting ready to head up to Murdock what are you waiting for?
Parade, watermelon, friends, family, and of course PIE!!
7:30 am starts off with the run/walk
9:30 am -4:30 pm Love of Junk
10:00 am - 1:00 Museum & One Room School House Open
10:00 am Games on Main Street Begin
Fireworks at DUSK at the ballpark (about 9:15 - 9: 30 pm)
The Quilted Garden - Daylilly Garden
Open Saturday and Sunday, July 8/9, 1-7 pm
There are 100+ varieties of daylilies in a production field which should be blooming at various times over the next two weeks.
Go East on Adams, until you are just out of town. Before you cross the bridge, look to the left (north).
Entry is through our driveway, then to the east of the house. The gardens are set down a fairly steep incline, so be prepared to walk, as that is the only access - going down isn't bad, coming up can be tough.
This is the location of what was once the Elmwood Village Park - William Jennings Bryan spoke here during his political campaign. Also the site of a murder during a Civil War Veterans Reunion on July 2, 1899. History and flowers - what a combination!
Bonnie Brewer is a lady of many talents. Master gardener, quilter, historian,...the list could go on.
I wish I could find her level of energy and the forever running clock so I could get as many things done as she does. Bonnie, with the help of her husband Jeff, tilled the first Daylily bed four years ago. Now they have over 100 different varieties in all kinds of colors.
Last Sunday was a perfect day to tour a new garden in the area, sit with friends and relax.
These are NOT your ditch lilies. You will want these in your garden. Cost is $5.00 per plant, payable when they are dug the end of August to the first part of September.
This Sunday, July 8th 1:30 -3:30 pm
Your Thairapist Salon, Main St in Elmwood
Rock Painting Party.
Paint them for kindness and hide them in the community or paint them for your own garden.
Nicole Stackpole will provide everything you need to create and paint your own rocks so you just have to bring your smiles!
Only $10 to make and take home 2 rocks. (Additional fees for bigger rocks, garden stones, and stepping stones.)
Yes, this 1970s fad has come back and it's even more fun than ever. Did you have a pet rock? Did you paint ladybug rocks or yellow smiley face rocks? Many of you probably were not even alive in the 1970's, but it was a thing.
Now 40 years later, this is a new and improved version of rock painting. Kids and families all across the country are painting "mindfulness" rocks and placing them in parks, under trees, on trails for others to find. These rocks bring a smile to a strangers face.
Painted rocks are also great to bring color into gardens. I have an herb garden that doesn't have flowers, so I'm going to do herb markers.
Stayed tuned for photos of the "make & take" class next week.
Elmwood Murdock Girls Softball Goes to the State Tournament
For the first time in Elmwood-Murdock history, a girls softball team has competed at the ASA Nebraska State Tournament. This is truly a David and Goliath story as most, if not all the teams are "select" teams.
It was a fantastic season and they placed Top 8 in Nebraska Fastpitch Competitive 12 and Under!
So if you saw the signs on the highway last week, this is what it was all about!
Elmwood Farmer's Market
The Elmwood Farmers market just keeps getting bigger!
Last week there were FOUR vendors and two sold out before noon. So get there early. There was Nates Produce, Julie's cookies, cinnamon rolls, and EM Wooden signs for sale.
I will be returning this week with my Jalapeno Jellies, fresh and dried herbs and Blueberry Lemon muffins.
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 south end of the parking lot and be considerate of others if there is an event going on in the park.
Summer Reading Success!
The theme for this year's Summer Reading Program at the Elmwood Public Library was, "Libraries Rock!" The kids, staff and assistants did their best to help put that into practice!
Every Wednesday in June the kids held "meetings" to talk about topics relating to music. Together they read some stories that pertained to the weekly topic, made crafts, played outside, watched musical movie clips and ate snacks.
The most popular game they played was "Frozen Toes," in which kids had to submerge their feet in ice water and grab as many marbles with their toes as they could.
It was a great game to play on a hot afternoon.
For each meeting attended and every book they read, the kids got an entry into the Library Lottery. On the last Wednesday in June, the grand prize drawing was held and many children walked away with fun gifts, many of which were associated with music or art.
Librarian Anne Pope estimates that approximately 60 local kids were served by this year's program.
She owes a lot of its success to her many helpers including Tracey, Kaitlynn, Madison and Lauren Ashlock, Alicia Clements, Marge Nielsen, Gus and Lily Pope and Maggie Richter.
Bits and Pieces Thrift Store provided a $250 grant to help cover summer reading expenses.
Hopefully, the kids will return throughout the summer to check out more books and help ensure that our own local library really ROCKS!
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
Alumni updates are easy. Send me a photo, or two or three and just a quick couple of sentences. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and let's recognize the achievements of our alumni.
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
We welcome a special presentation of the good news from Rev. James McReynolds.
Hear Jim’s gospel message on the JOY of the LORD our God.
July 8th, 10 am @ 311 N 5th Elmwood NE 68349
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.
Son-Shine is hosting a Superhero/Princess Fundraising event
Saturday, July 21st 9:30-11:30
St. Paul United Methodist Church
Spiderman, Batman, Moana, and Elsa will be at the event interacting with kids, signing autographed pictures, singing and posing for photos.
We will also have theme crafts, activities and donuts. Tickets are required for each child and can be purchased ahead of time at the link below for $22 each, or $25 each at the door the morning of the event.
All proceeds benefit Son-Shine daycare. The link to the tickets can also be found on the Son-Shine facebook page.
Register and buy your ticket here below
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 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.
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
Bubble Soccer is coming back.
Mark your dates on the calendar now!!
Get your teams together, it's a LOT of fun!
Elmwood Rescue's 4th Annual Bubble Soccer Fundraiser
Sunday, September 9, 2018
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Trinity Lutheran Church
Water Rescue- Vacation Bible Study
July 16- 19th 6:00 - 8:30 pm
2018 County Fair Quilt Raffle
"Remember last year's quilt block contest at the 2017 County Fair? Everyone who saw all the quilt blocks commented that the finished quilt would really be pretty. It is finished and ready for this year's raffle at the 2018 County Fair. Do be ready to purchase your raffle tickets when at the fair!"
Upcoming dates spur request to fly and honor U.S. & Nebraska flags
LINCOLN – Secretary of State John Gale says two approaching dates afford Nebraskans the privilege of flying their U.S. and Nebraska flags, with pride. The first occasion, National Flag Day, falls on June 14.
“The U.S. flag strongly represents and symbolizes the American values of freedom, liberty, and democracy,” Gale noted. “We sometimes take for granted the privileges we enjoy as citizens – but those flags serve as perfect reminders to our neighbors and the world.”
Just a few weeks after National Flag Day, Americans have the opportunity to fly their flags again on the Fourth of July.
“To me, Independence Day has always provided an opportunity to reflect on the heroic efforts of our military men and women and what their sacrifices have meant to our nation from the time of the Revolutionary War until now.”
Through the years, Gale has used both holidays as an opportunity to promote a free and popular service provided by his office.
“Every year hundreds of people send requests, along with their flags, to my office so that they can be flown over the State Capitol. The service is free. The only requirements are that a flag must be provided to the office, along with the information about when, why and for whom the flag should be flown.”
Those who wish to have a flag flown over the State Capitol should call 402-471-4070 for additional information. Flags are flown Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays. Each flag is accompanied by a keepsake certificate signed by Gale detailing the date and purpose of the flight.
Assistant Secretary of State & Communications Director
July 14, 2018
Eagle Farmers Market
Thursdays by the pool
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.
Work 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.
As 4th of July Approaches, Nebraska Treasurer
Looks to Return Military Medals to Rightful Owners
Lincoln, Neb. (June 28, 2018) – As preparations get underway for Fourth of July celebrations, Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg reminds Nebraskans to check unclaimed property records for money they may be owed, as well as for loved ones’ military medals that may have been stored in safe deposit boxes.
“Every year, our Unclaimed Property Division receives the contents of more than 200 safe deposit boxes from Nebraska banks. The contents often include jewelry, watches, savings bonds, and personal documents, as well as medals earned in school, at work, from fraternal organizations, and occasionally in military service,” Stenberg said.
To date, the Treasurer’s Office is holding six military medals from four safe deposit boxes turned over to the state, Stenberg said. The medals, the names of the owners listed on the safe deposit boxes, and the years the Treasurer’s Office received the medals include the following:
· Mary Turner and Patsy Turner, Lincoln, U.S. Navy Fidelity, Zeal, Obedience, 2016.
· Marijane Austin, Plattsmouth, U.S. Armed Forces Expeditionary Service and National Defense, 2011.
· Adrian Perry and Andre Perry, Bellevue, two medals for Military Merit, 2011.
· No owner listed, Rifle and Grenade, 1991.
“We would very much like to find the rightful owners of these medals and return them to their owners or their families,” Stenberg said. “These medals are tangible reminders of the sacrifices made throughout our history by our brave men and women in the service of our country. In particular, during this Fourth of July holiday, we offer our gratitude.”
Military medals turned over to the Treasurer’s Office are held for at least 10 years in the name of the safe deposit box owner. After 10 years, if the owner has not been located, the Treasurer’s Office may give the medal to a designated custodian for safekeeping, Stenberg said. The Treasurer’s policy, however, is to retain possession of all military medals until they are claimed by the owner or the owner’s family.
Stenberg said a law passed by the Legislature in 2012 requires that any military medal removed from a safe deposit box or any other safekeeping repository – when the lease has expired because of failure to pay rent – be retained by the bank and eventually turned over to the State Treasurer after the required dormancy period.
After 10 years, the Treasurer then may turn over the medal for safekeeping to a veteran’s organization, a government entity, or the organization that awarded the medal. The Treasurer’s Office holds all military medals in the names of the owners of the safe deposit boxes and does not include military medals in its online auction of safe deposit boxes. The office’s last auction was last October.
Ways to search for unclaimed property and file claims include the following:
Check the 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 amounts less than $500, owners may file claims online through the website.
For an amount greater than $500, an owner may complete the claim form on the website 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 or 402-471-8497. Calls are taken 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays.
Visit the Unclaimed Property office at 809 P Street in Lincoln or in Suite 2005 of the Capitol. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. 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 including a will, death certificate, obituary notice, and personal representative documents.
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The Nebraska State Treasurer’s Office is searching for the rightful owners of military medals, including these, top two, Military Merit; bottom row left to right, Rifle and Grenade; U.S. Armed Forces Expeditionary Service and National Defense; and U.S. Navy Fidelity, Zeal, Obedience.
Country Musc Theatre - Louisville
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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