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“Growing Together”
February 25, 2009

A Sight reading Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2009, from 1 PM - 3 PM in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in picturesque Avoca, Nebraska. This will be a wonderful opportunity to play with other music students, and sight read music that you've never seen before, and don't have to ever see again. During the workshop, musicians will be discussing how to negotiate new compositions with minimum stress, and maximum music. The beauty of this workshop is that all you have to do is show up. There is no preparation necessary, although pre-registration is required. For more information, call 402-275-3221, or e-mail

More Activities at the Old Avoca Schoolhouse…
Greenblatt & Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series features
Championship fiddler, Deborah Greenblatt, shares some of the repeatable stories, in song, verse, and prose, about living in The Old Schoolhouse in this charming Cass County village. Stories include "The Old Gym Floor." "When the Superintendent Wasn't In," "Avoca Polka," "Play Harmony," "The Quack-Off," and "Rolling Pencils Down the Floor."

The concert will be followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with Debby. Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur, one mile south of Highway 34. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $1.00 for children and students. For more information, write to Greenblatt & Seay, The Old Schoolhouse, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska, 68307, or call 402-275-3221, or e-mail them at
The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990. Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.

Scrapbooking Day!!!
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Elementary School Elmwood, Nebraska
Dig out those boxes of pictures, gather up your scrapbooking supplies, and come scrap with us! You’ll have plenty of time to organize and create your scrap books.

Registration fee includes brunch, an afternoon dessert bar and dinner.
Proceeds from this event will go towards helping the Elmwood-Murdock students have a great post prom party. For More Information contact: (Cindy (402)994-5995) or (Kristy at (402) 994-2545).

@ the Flying Wheels
Sunday, March 1st
1:00 – 3:00
Doors open at Noon
Registration must be completed by 12:45
6 people per team
$5.00 per person to play
$2.00 admission to watch
Standard Flying Wheels Dodgeball rules apply
Put a team together or just come on down and find one!
Flying Wheels Dodgeball Shirts for Sale - $10
Regular Skating session starts at 4:00 on Sunday as usual

FBLA Students Present Grocery Store Idea

Staci Ronhovde, Jon Luetchens, and Marcus Winter made a presentation to the Elmwood-Murdock Merchants Association (EMMA) last week based on their Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) project. They investigated the potential of opening a grocery store in either Elmwood or Murdock. The FBLA students conducted a survey last year to find out what new business the community would like to see. The result was a grocery story. They conducted another survey to find out what people would expect in a local grocery store. They talked to several people who had good advice for them. The results show that cleanliness is the most important aspect people would like to see in a local grocery store.

The students turned the project over to EMMA. They worked very hard on the project but now it is time for the community to take over. The EMMA will decide at a later date if they would like to pursue the project.

Party for Casey!
Casey Kopf, daughter of Chris and Julie Kopf, celebrated her 9th birthday at the rink Sunday. She had tons of friends and family to help her out, too. Not to mention her little brother, Cody.

Casey blowing out her candles.

Casey’s balloons!

Casey and Bradly judge the limbo. It’s not as easy as it looks!

Zach Callaway is happy to be at the party!

Josh “the Hatman” Lockman shows off his latest stack. He had 14 hats on at one time!

Caleb prepares for the limbo.

Skater’s Pass Their First Test!
Miss Rhonda’s first roller skating class passed their first test with flying colors! They had to demonstrate their skills an earned a candy for each skill they achieved and a t-shirt for passing more than five.

Shelbi does a T-stop.

Samantha practices her crossovers.

Shelbi practices her crossovers.

Kenden also practices his crossovers.

Jason, Kenden’s dad, is quizzed along with the children.

Shay and Raynee team up to help each other skate backwards.

Skating Class with Miss Rhonda!

The Skating Class shows off the back of their shirts…it says, “I learned how to skate at the Flying Wheels.” The front is a picture of the official Rink Rat of the Flying Wheels.

Joe’s gets his new legs!
Every year Joe out grows his braces and gets new ones. Jim Hastings, with Hanger Prosthetics, is the man who makes Joe’s braces. He’s the guy who makes it possible for Joe to walk. We love Jim. J

Joe also had his blood drawn to test his vitamin D level. Last year we had to sit on him to do stick him with the needle. This year he couldn’t wait!

Romeo, has found his howl. And he loves to use it. Holy moly!

Prom is coming! Are you ready?
I didn’t think we would have to worry about this until next year because Millie is only a sophomore. Who would have guessed she would find herself a nice boyfriend who is a junior? So we went dress shopping and found out that we should have started sooner. Millie is pretty little and most of the extra smalls were gone. (ladies, wouldn’t this be a nice problem to have? We should all be so lucky. J)

She found several and finally made her choice. I’d tell you which one but that would spoil the surprise. The kids will use a limousine service to go to Dave and Buster’s in Omaha. There they will have the prom and then change into casual clothes and play for the rest of the night. Should be a fun time!

(to all of Millie’s grandparents…can you believe our little girl is so grown up?)

A Big Night is coming to the Rink!
Can you guess what the theme will be? (Hint: Aloha! No, we aren’t going to Hawaii. I wish!)


Have a great week!



Julie Anderson


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