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This will be the last newsletter before Christmas so I would like to wish everyone a VERY Merry Christmas. I hope your week is full of joy, family and friends. 

This is my favorite time in Elmwood. So many people go out of their way to make their houses festive and do little things that bring joy to others. From the Christmas windows on Main Street to the inflatables across from the Quonset and Goudies winter wonderland light display.

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My house still isn't decorated, the cookies and Chex mix still isn't made, but it WILL happen! I have the next two days to get it done! Jennifer and her family, including my grandbabies, are coming this weekend and we will be enjoying Christmas through the eyes of our 20-month-old twins,...oh the JOY of Christmas when you are little. (yes, there will be a photo of them next week, indulge me, this is my gift for the full year)

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Remember the reason for the season. It's not just about presents, gifts, but the birth of the Baby Jesus. It's time to celebrate Jesus Christ who is the greatest gift of all.

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I know we do what we do out of LOVE for everyone. Everything has to be JUST perfect, all of the Christmas decorations just so, the presents wrapped perfectly, the "traditional" Christmas baking done. BUT, it may not happen, and that's ok.

Just like Santa, "I'm making my list, and checking it twice, trying to find out what's important or not."

(did you say that to the Christmas song tune. if not go back and do it, dare you)

To get you in the Christmas spirit, and take a break from the Christmas stress, don't forget to head over to the Aldrich House and gaze at the wonderful trees. You might just get lost in the decorations and marvelous creativity.

Seriously I want these people to come and decorate my house for Christmas!!

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  Christmas Eve


ElmwoodNebraskaLibrary Christmas break is a great time to visit the Elmwood library.

If you have kids at home it's a great place to spend an afternoon.

Do you know that our library does NOT have a "Whisper policy?"

That's right, playing is encouraged. Laughter is encouraged, and of course, reading, learning, and mostly FUN are encouraged.

ElmwoodLibrary AnnPope You can read all about Pig the Pug which even as an adult this book if fun. Bring your grandkids. Have a play date at the library.

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You can even check out the LeapPad learning kit. 

ElmwoodLibrary leappad On Thursday, December 27th at 12:30 pm the movie Lilo & Stitch will be shown. Everyone is invited.Snacks and drinks will be provided. 

This is a great Christmas break activity for all kids.

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  Preschool Story Time begins September 6th

Thursdays 10:30 am

Ages 3-5 

Library cards are available for non-residents for only $10.00 What does this include? Access to the books, movies, and services at the library, PLUS e-books for your Kindle, or tablet reader. 


Spread the word about the Elmwood Public Library!

Visit the Overdrive website for more information on checking out electronic books and media. 

Library hours

Monday 3- 8pm

Tuesday 2-6pm

Wednesday 2 pm -6 pm

Thursday 10 am - 2 pm

Saturday 10 am - 2 pm 

 Elmwood Christian Church Update 

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St. Paul United Methodist ChurchMethodistChurch 2018
400 West G Street

Elmwood, NE 68349 

Sunday School (Sept.-May) 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship Services 10:30 a.m.

Blue Christmas Remembrance Service
Sunday, December 16th, 6:30 p.m.

Candlelight Service, Christmas Eve
Monday, December 24th, 5:30 p.m.


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Movie Matinees at the Community Center!! 

In December the movie Christmasy will be shown on December 20th 

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!

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   

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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

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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In accordance with Flag Code, Title 4 U.S. Code § 7(m) and by order of the President of the United States, the flag shall be flown at half-staff from December 1st until December 30th, 2018 due to the death of George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States having served from 1989 to 1993. 

Elmwood #LittleFreePantry

The Little Free Pantry is located between Hufstader Chiropractor, the Elmwood Meat Market, and the Village Hall. 

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You may not get out as often, but people are still in need of emergency supplies and cupboards are bare in some Elmwood homes. When you are out shopping pick up a few items for the Take-it-or-leave-it pantry. Maybe even a few Christmas stocking stuffers, Christmas pencils, some Christmas candy, and small things mean so much.

Think of items for Christmas dinner. The stuffing, cans of green beans and cream of mushroom soup for a casserole. Toilet paper, paper towels and even new toothbrushes and toothpaste. Remember getting them in your Christmas stocking?

Don't forget to send me your news 

There are things happening. Who is in the news, who is making news? This is what I need for the upcoming year

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Holiday Events & photos 

SEND ME THE NEWS and PHOTOS to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com 

Questions? Call 866.394.8336 or email info@nolimitsnebraska.com


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 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.


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