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March 12, 2008


This picture says it all. Who hasn’t heard the big news? The Elmwood-Murdock boys basketball team takes State! Congrats to the boys, the coaches, the parents, the cheerleaders, and the fans! The boys actually won the game but everyone helped get them there. Knight Power was out in force. I didn’t get to go so I can tell you that Elmwood was a ghost town. I’m sure Murdock was, too.

Adam Zobel

Kevin Zoz

Jonathan Luetchens

Trent Shrader



Above pictures are thanks to the Lincoln Journal Star website,
As a show of support the local Fire Department provided the Girls and Boys basketball teams an escort out of town. A fine send off to the State Games.

The Lady Knights and their coaching staff are a class act even if they didn’t win the State Tournament. During the playoff game against Filley Alli Kuhlman fouled out with three seconds left to play. Coach Justin Moline had to pick someone to replace her. He chose Mallory Buck. Buck had suffered a knee injury that ended her season in the February 14th game against Malcolm. Mallory, a senior, and had worked hard for years to get to a State Tournament only to have her dreams dashed by this injury. When Coach Moline called out her name he gave her back the dream of being in the State game. Coach Moline credits his assistants for coming up with the idea. They showed that the Elmwood-Murdock team is more than about sports…it’s about people. The crowd gave the team a standing ovation for their outstanding sportsmanship and caring for each other. Way to go, Girls! You are all winners! (thanks to the Plattsmouth Journal for this information.)

Sunday, March 16th at 5:00 pm
Elmwood Christian Church

Enjoy the fun, food, and entertainment as E.C.C. Church members and friends perform their many talents. There is no cost, but any donation will be used to help kids attend church camp. We also welcome and appreciate any donated side items or desserts!
If you are interesting in performing or know someone who is please contact Ashley at 994-2441 or Cynthia at 994-2146. Everyone who performs at the talent showcase will be entered in a drawing for a $15 gift card.


Friday, March 14th, Fish Fry to benefit the Elmwood-Murdock Football Program. It is held at the Elmwood-Murdock Jr. Sr. High Old Gym. 5:00 to 8:00. Complete fish dinner with drink $7 per person. YUM YUM!!!!!

Help Wanted

The Elmwood Public Library is seeking an individual to fill the position of part-time Library Director. Principal duties include, but are not limited to, managing library personnel, preparing the annual budget, recommending policies, reporting to the Board of Trustees, selecting and purchasing library materials, and writing grants. The director is also responsible for implementing library programs such as the summer reading program and storytime.

The ideal candidate will need to have excellent public relations skills, enthusiasm, creativity and flexibility. Desired qualifications include a strong knowledge of computers and the internet. Managerial skills and previous supervisory experience a plus.

Send cover letter, resume, and addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to the:
Elmwood Public Library
124 West D St
Elmwood, NE 68349

Or apply in person. For more information please call 994-4125

The Elmwood Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.


The Lofte Community Theatre presents Interactive Oz – Saturday, March 15th – 4:00 pm
“We've all seen the movie before. We watched it intently when we were kids and now we find ourselves watching it again as parents or grandparents. Regardless, "The Wizard of Oz," is a timeless family classic that transcends generations. To help showcase its new building and audio-visual capabilities the Lofte has scheduled a special screening of the digitally remastered film.
Don't expect the same old boring movie experience. Rest assured that Lofte volunteers are working hard to add several "surprises" to the film to make sure that this is an exciting and interactive experience for all! We encourage everyone to dress up as their favorite character, dance and even sing-a-long with the movie!
Doors to the theater open at 3pm. Admission is "free will donation" with a suggested price of $10 per family. Be sure to come early because the children will be able to play games and win prizes right on stage! Showtime for the movie is at 4pm. A goodie bag of props and toys will be available for a small fee to help the kids interact with the movie even more.
Concessions will be available before the show and at intermission. (Yes, we're adding a break in the middle of the movie for those little ones who might need to stretch their legs or visit the restroom!) Reservations are not required for this event and for safety reasons we do request that all children under the age of 14 be accompanied by an adult. If you should have any questions, feel free to email and we'd be glad to help.
Bring your courage, your brain and your heart. Bring Mom and Dad; Grandma and Grandpa. Just don't bring any of those flying monkeys. I hate those things! And remember, when it comes to fun family experiences, "There's no place like The Lofte!"”
Courtesy of the Lofte Community Theatre website…
Check out their website to see the upcoming schedule!


The Elmwood Family Support Group had been meeting monthly since 2005 at the Community Center. Sharon Stewart and Janice Miller were the co-facilitators. It was a support group meeting for cancer patients, families and friends. The support group ended in February 2008.

Speaking of the rink….I bet you want to see some new pictures. We’ve had several parties lately and have been starting a new crop of skaters. And some old favorites, too. Maybe you will see someone you recognize!

If you haven’t tried our waffle Sundaes you should stop in for one. These girls loved it so much they had to wear it!

Do you remember when I told you about the phrase, “My Bad” and how it was a new way of admitting guilt. All I have to say here is…My Bad! I just had my bumper fixed by Big Dan after that little incident in Omaha….now look what I’ve done! Just a little plug for Big Dan’s Auto Body though, he did a great job and the new bumper was stunning…for three days. And then, oops…my bad.

Have you played “Are You Smarter than A Fifth Grader”? I’m proud to say I am even smarter than a freshman!

As they used to say on Hills Street Blues…”Let’s be careful out there.” Or something like that.

Until next week….


Julie Anderson


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