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Elmwood, Nebraska, Community E-News

"Growing Together"

February 7, 2007

The Super Bowl is over. It’s time for the Annual Omaha Shootout! Elmwood-Murdock vs. Louisville, 1pm, February 10th, at the Omaha Qwest Center! Didn’t purchase a ticket? Well you can still purchase a general admission ticket for $11 at the Qwest Box office the day of the game. Go Knights!!

From the Editor: Just the Facts this week! There is a lot of info it seems to share this week and because of that I won’t write my usual info story this week. ….okay - you can stop clapping!!

The Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation web site has been updated at: www.elmwoodnebraska.com. The new web address is: www.bessstreeteraldrich.org.
Also, on Feb 17th there will be a Bess Streeter Aldrich Birthday Celebration Open House from 1-5pm. This will honor the 126th birthday of the author. Enjoy birthday cake & punch, a guided tour through the historic Aldrich home. Admission is $3 adults, $2 children.
The deadline to submit short stories for the annual Bess Streeter Aldrich Short Story Contest is also Feb 17th. The contest is open to all Nebraska authors, and there are categories for middle school, high school, and adults. Complete details and rules can be found on the website.

There is a lot of school stuff happening. When you don’t have a school student you probably don’t know all the things going on. But I think that in fact, many community members actually do enjoy and would like to purchase/participate in the school activities. Some of my sources don’t necessarily always provide very detailed info and how to purchase things if you don’t have contact with a school student. So keep in mind that if you have questions or how you can purchase something the students are selling, contact the respective elementary or Jr/Sr. high school.

Baseball/Softball registration will be Feb 8th during the Parent/Teacher conference. (Reminder – NO SCHOOL this day!) Please visit the registration table for info. At the time of registration you will need to pay. Registration will end on Feb 28th. As their major fund raiser, parents will be selling Waffle Man tickets.

Help the E-M school financially by turning in your Hy-Vee grocery store receipts to the schools. For every $100 in receipts collected the school will earn $1.

The E-M volley ball team has “Knight” window decals for sale, $6 ea. Supplies are limited. If you would like to purchase, contact a freshman volleyball player or the school, 867-2341.

KnightLife Events is taking orders for flowers and goodie bags that will be delivered to staff and students at the Murdock school site on Feb 14th, Valentines Day. Orders and payments are due by Monday, Feb 12th. Roses are $2/stem, Carnations $1/stem, and goody bags are $1.

Congratulations to Ivorey Greene who was the District #2 poster winner for the Pet Care Contest. This was sponsored by the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Assoc. and Auxiliary to the American Veterinary Medical Assoc. for all 5th grade students in the state of Nebraska! She won a $50 savings bond. Her poster was also selected the overall winner from all 7 Districts which entitles her to a $100 savings bond. Her poster will now be entered in the National Pet Week Poster Contest where she could win a $300 savings bond. Congratulations Ivorey!

Skutt High School Speech Meet Results: (Sat, 3 Feb) Congratulations to the following:

  • Scott Ronhovde and Tom Leone, Duet – 1st and 2nd prelims, 3rd overall in finals out of 46 teams! 6 Superiors!
  • Tamora Rorie and Paige Meyer, Duet – 3rd in prelims, 2 superiors, 2 excellents!
  • Paige Meyer, Humorous Prose – 2 excellents!
  • Sean Stille and Art Burtch, Duo Improv – 1 superior, 1 excellent!

Valentine Day Messages! Would you like to put a message to your sweetheart or a special valentine in next weeks’ newsletter? Well, you can! Just send me your message! I will put your message with a graphic in the next newsletter that will publish on Wed, Feb 14th, Valentines Day! Don’t forget! Send your message now before you forget to: Editor@ElmwoodNebraska.com

Little Ones at the Library is story time on Mondays, 10am. It is 30 minutes of reading and singing. A snack is served to the children. Parents are invited to stay and spend some time visiting with each other. The children are encouraged to pick out a book(s) to take home for story time with mom or dad.

Flying Wheels Fun Center! Special Events: (Call 994-6655 or 867-4123 for more info)

  • Friday, Feb 9th – Valentine’s Day Skate/Dance (Yes, it’s a Friday, not Saturday) 6:30pm – midnight. $5.25 admission + skate rental.
  • Tuesday, Feb 13th – Valentine’s Eve – Adult night! You’re suppose to bring your sweetie!
  • Friday, Feb 16th – Rookie Skate! Good time for those just learning or relearning. Come and practice!
  • Saturday Night, Feb 24th – Skating/Dancing as usual plus a Twister Tournament @ 9pm!
  • Tuesday, Feb 27th – NO Adult Night this week!
  • Sunday, Feb 28th – Celebrate February & August Half Year Birthdays!
    By the way, Flying Wheels business info has been updated at www.elmwoodnebraska.com

Church Contacts Needed! I am still looking for at least one person from the Christian and Catholic Church to function as a point of contact for that respective church web link. This person only needs to contact me with info to be posted/updated.

From the Editor - Community, I Need Your Help!
     **For February, I am in need of a story about what early Elmwood would have been like (50 years ago) to post on our web site under History and Traditions.

Good Luck Knights on your “Qwest” for the win at the Annual Omaha Shootout!
Don’t forget to send me your valentine messages for next week’s newsletter!
Have another great and cold week!

Gina Fahrenholz
Editor@ElmwoodNebraska.com
www.elmwoodnebraska.com

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