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March 25, 2009

Talent Show and Hot Dog Dinner Postponed
Because we are mourning the loss of our beloved friend and church leader, Patty Wolcott, our Talent Show and Hot Dog Dinner has been postponed to Sunday, April 5.
Worship will begin at 10 a.m., the Hot Dog Dinner will begin at 11 a.m., and the Talent Show will begin at 12 noon.
Thank you for understanding,
Elmwood Christian Church Youth

Cowboy Up and High Heel
Rocked Round-the-Bend!


The Cowboy Up Band started their performance with a tribute to Dillon, Tyler, and AJ by singing Angels Among Us. The choir joined in so did most of the audience.

The banquet room of Round-the-Bend was packed by mid evening. The BBQ and baked beans filled everyone up. TJ Olsen, at Round-the-Bend, had Kerri Laughlin be our event coordinator. And she did a fabulous job! She kept the food warm and full and made sure we had everything we needed.

Vanessa Bornemeier and Sara Dreamer were part of the team who coordinated this event. The team was led by Annette Eggert. Dawn Hromanik and I also were part of the team.

Lyndsey, Sunshine, and Ross helped out.

The Choir performed the Star Spangled Banner.

Jesse sports his new Mohawk!

Steve, the Line Dancing Instructor, kept them all in line!

Lori and Dave Spohr kicked up their heels!

Millie got some help with the Stationery Cha Cha from Earl.

Vince and I managed to dance quite a bit. This picture is compliments of Coleman!

Millie and Garyn also danced.

Raynee was thrilled to see her grandpa!

Lisa, of High Heel, brought all the little girls up on stage and sang, “This One’s for the Girls”

They looked like a bunch of rednecks in their cowgirl hats!

This little tyke was a reluctant line dancer but she held on! She didn’t have a choice. Daddy was having such a good time dancing she just held on for the ride!

Stephanie Stedman was joined by her niece, Raeanna and her friend Tara.

Lisa had a surprise song for Thea Bornemeier…Happy Birthday, to you, Thea!!!

Cheryl, Annette, Kylee, Kelsi, and Marie danced all night long!

Earl had quite a thing for the ladies. He loves singing with them!

Earl and Nichole seemed to hit it off! Can you say, “Can You Duet?”

Ashli Brown performed with Lisa. And she was really good! I would vote for her on American Idol!!!!

Ashli also managed some dance time with Mike Eggert.

Angela wanted a sandwich but not just any kind of sandwich. She made herself a sugar cookie sandwich. And she was quite proud of it, too!

Al Z kept the beat going all night long. Al was instrumental in the Cowboy Up Band performing for us. Millie asked if they would be interested in performing and he said yes! The next thing we knew High Heel wanted in on it. Then Round-the-Bend offered the use of their facility. And the offers for help and food poured in. Al helped with the promotion of the event and many people were there just because of Al and the bands.

We want to thank everyone who helped put this event together and who donated time, money, and talent to make it a success. It was a lot of fun and a great time. We can’t begin to tell everyone how much their donations have helped the choir not just financially but the support has been inspirational. We appreciate all that everyone has done for the choir. And I expect the choir to send each and everyone of us a post card from New York to show us how much we mean to them…don’t you?

This is only a sampling of the pictures we took that night. Click here to see more.

Ashley Larsen, with Channel 8 in Lincoln, came out to do a story on the event. If you would like to see her story just click on the links below.

Here is a link for the written story.

And here is the link for the video.

Raeanna Jordan is selling Pogo cards to raise funds to go towards a Camp Kataki horse camp. They cost $20 and can be used at Lincoln businesses to get discounts. If you are in Lincoln quite a bit it can pay for itself several times. She will be selling them until Saturday April 4th and if anyone is interested they can email herat or call her at 402-297-3128.

Auditions at the Lofte Theatre

The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley will be holding auditions for its first season production, "Over The Tavern" on April 6 and 7 at 7pm. The play is set in the 1950s and follows an all-American family living in a cramped Buffalo apartment. The youngest boy in the family is a wise-cracking kid who's starting to question his family's Roman Catholic values and shocks his family by announcing that he'd like to shop around for a more "fun" religion.

Parts are available for three adults (two women and one man) ages 35-80 and 4 youths (three male and one female)ages 10-20. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Performance dates run from May 29-June 14.

Any questions in regards to the auditions or production may be emailed to Kevin Colbert at Other information about the theater, including driving directions, may be found on its website, Those interested may also call the box office at (402) 234-2553.

Saturday Mornings are perfect for Birthday Fun!

Constence Baker turned 7 years old and celebrated with her family and friends at the rink.

Grandma Helen helps Constence

Constence gets ready to blow out her candles!

Constence and Shay

New Class of Bow Hunters is Qualified!

Roger Buck and Dan Timm train a new class of bow hunters. The course is 10 hours long, broken up into three sessions. Joe, my son, took it this time. Not only were their boys and men but there were a lot of girls, too! Look out turkeys!

Dan and Roger

Dan helping Joe out.

Kalee helping Rebecca out.

Ashli demonstrating her technique.

Louisville Middle School

The Louisville Middle School came out in force! They skated hard and fast for a couple of hours before heading back to school for another event. They are a bunch of great kids! We had a lot of fun with them. Our own Grace Ronhovde is a teacher there and accompanied the kids on their outing.

Skating Class is Rolling Along!

Sam has mastered her T-stop. Jessie Spaulding has volunteered to be the new Assistant Skating Instructor for Miss Rhonda. Skating Lessons are Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:00. You can sign up through Southeast Community College for the session in April, too!

On a parting note, Ladies, this one is for you…whether it’s true or not it sure feels like it is. Have a great week! Julie

Do you have a mommy pouch?

Have you had at least one baby, at least one cesarean section, or abdominal surgery? Have you tried doing crunches and sit-ups with little to no result?
Come and learn a simple set of exercises specifically designed for women like you. Anyone can get results whether they are new moms or post menopausal.
I can help you put your abs back together! This is an abdominal exercise class for all ages of women and the technique has been proven to reduce recurring low back pain, incontinence, and midline pouchiness. I will teach the basic exercise and we will go through the 15 minute workout. Attendees will receive a book and a splint.

Dr. Sally K. Hufstader will be teaching this class based on the
Tupler Technique outlined in Julie Tupler’s book “Lose Your
Mummy Tummy”.
April 4th 8:30 a.m. -9:30 a.m. in Elmwood, NE
April 18th 9 am in Lincoln, NE
Cost for the class is $30.
Pre-registration is required and seating is limited.
Mindful children are welcome.
Call 402-994-2030 to Reserve your seat!
This event is sponsored by the Lifetime Wellness Clinic in Elmwood, NE

This is an actual letter from an Austin woman sent to American company Proctor and Gamble regarding their feminine products. She really gets rolling after the first paragraph. It's PC Magazine's 2007 editors' choice for best webmail-award-winning letter.

Dear Mr. Thatcher,

I have been a loyal user of your 'Always' maxi pads for over 20 years and I appreciate many of their features. Why, without the LeakGuard Core or Dri-Weave absorbency, I'd probably never go horseback riding or salsa dancing, and I'd certainly steer clear of running up and down the beach in tight, white shorts. But my favorite feature has to be your revolutionary Flexi-Wings. Kudos on being the only company smart enough to realize how crucial it is that maxi pads be aerodynamic. I can't tell you how safe and secure I feel each month knowing there's a little F-16 in my pants.

Have you ever had a menstrual period, Mr. Thatcher? Ever suffered from the 'curse'? I'm guessing you haven't. Well, my time of the month is starting right now. As I type, I can already feel hormonal for ces violently surging through my body. Just a few minutes from now, my body will adjust and I'll be transformed into what my husband likes to call 'an inbred hillbilly with knife skills.' Isn't the human body amazing?

As Brand Manager in the Feminine-Hygiene Division, you've no doubt seen quite a bit of research on what exactly happens during your customers monthly visits from 'Aunt Flo'. Therefore, you must know about the bloating, puffiness, and cramping we endure, and about our intense mood swings, crying jags, and out-of-control behavior. You surely realize it's a tough time for most women. In fact, only last week, my friend Jennifer fought the violent urge to shove her boyfriend's testicles into a George Foreman Grill just because he told her he thought Grey's Anatomy was written by drunken chimps. Crazy!

The point is, sir, you of all people must realize that America is just crawling with homicidal maniacs in Capri pants... Which brings me to the reason for my letter. Last month, while in the throes of cramping so painful I wanted to reach inside my body and yank out my uterus, I opened an Always maxi-pad, and there, printed on the adhesive backing, were these words: 'Have a Happy Period.'

Are you kidding me? What I mean is, does any part of your tiny middle-manager brain really think happiness - actual smiling, laughing happiness is possible during a menstrual period? Did anything mentioned above sound the least bit pleasurable? Well, did it, James? FYI, unless you're some kind of sick S&M freak, there will never be anything 'happy' about a day in which you have to jack yourself up on Motrin and Kahlua and lock yourself in your house just so you don't march down to the local Walgreen's armed with a hunting rifle and a sketchy plan to end your life in a blaze of glory.

For the love of God, pull your head out, man! If you just have to slap a moronic message on a maxi pad, wouldn't it make more sense to say something that's actually pertinent, like 'Put down the Hammer' or 'Vehicular Manslaughter is Wrong', or are you just picking on us?

Sir, please inform your Accounting Department that, effective immediately, there will be an $8 drop in monthly profits, for I have chosen to take my maxi-pad business elsewhere. And though I will certainly miss your Flex-Wings, I will not for one minute miss your brand of condescending BS. And that's a promise I will keep. Always.

Wendi Aarons
Austin , TX


Julie Anderson


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