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April 29, 2009

Springfield City Wide

Friday, May 1st 8:00 – 5:00
Saturday, May 2nd 8:00 – 1:00
Baby, Children’s and adult clothes, Furniture, Car Seats, Home Décor Items, Kitchen Items, Pet Supplies, Camping Items, Furniture, Antiques, and Much, Much, More!
Click here for flier of the garage sale.


Auditions at Lofte Theatre

The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley will be holding auditions for its summer musical, "Crazy For You" on Sunday, May 10th and Monday, May 11th at 7:00PM. The production will run weekends between July 17 and August 2.

First premiering in 1992, "Crazy For You" is considered to be "the new Gershwin musical." The script is loosely based off of the 1930 show, "Girl Crazy" and the score is made up of Gershwin tunes from the era including, "I Got Rhythm," and "Someone to Watch Over Me."

Those interested in auditioning should bring a prepared piece of music and expect cold readings from the script. Specifics on vocal ranges and available parts can be found on the theater's website, Questions regarding the show or the audition process may be sent to Artistic Director Kevin Colbert at

New to town…Erin, Big Dan’s granddaughter is taking the town by storm. She’s such a cutie!

Erin isn’t the only one new to town. Anthony Joe made his appearance last week, too. The son of Ashley Kronk has many cousins to welcome him home. Ashley is the daughter of Don and Amanda Kronk. They have four other children, Hailey, Liberty, Jackson, and Cooper who were waiting impatiently for Anthony’s arrival. What a lucky baby!

Erin and Anthony won’t be the newbees for long! Adrienne and Jerry Stansell are expecting their first baby soon. Adrienne thinks it should be any day now but the doctor tells her another month. Even though this is their first baby together they both have other children who will be ecstatic to welcome the new addition. This is a close up of Adrienne’s baby.

Have you noticed the progress on main street?
The city building has been dismantled and the area is being cleaned up. Soon new concrete will be poured and a new building will be put in place. It will be nice to have a dry place to keep all the city equipment. Dan won’t have to sweep snow off the seat of the tractor in the winter before he moves snow.

On Earth Day, 2009, Pastors and laity representing six Cass County churches gathered at Marvin and Ramona Ohlerking's farm to plant 1/2 mile of potatoes for those in need.

Churches represented were: United Methodist Churches of, Elmwood, Murdock and Louisville as well as The Christian (Disciples of Christ) Churches from Louisville, Elmwood and Weeping Water.
The Potato Project was a vision of the Cass County Clergy Association, concerned about the economic hard times. The Association prays this will become bigger, with more congregations and ministers getting on board next year to add more vegetables.
The potatoes will be gathered and distributed in the Fall along with simple potato recipes.
For more information about the Cass County Clergy Association or the Potato Project please contact any of the above mentioned churches.

Interesting Obscure Information:
The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for
Blood plasma.
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No piece of paper can be folded in half
more than seven (7) times. Oh go ahead...I'll wait...
Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes or shark attacks. (So, watch you’re a**)
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty (50) years of age or older.
The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
The King of Hearts is the only king WITHOUT A MOUSTACHE
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one (1) olive
from each salad served in first-class.
Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
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Most dust particles in your house are made from DEAD SKIN !
Walt Disney was afraid OF MICE! *************************************************************************
The three most valuable brand names on earth:
Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...
but, not downstairs.
A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six (6) feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

Booster Club
The Elmwood-Murdock Booster Club now has a new batch of stadium seats for sale. The cost is $40.00. Stop by the high school office or call us at 867-2341 for more information.

Booster Club Meetings: Attention Booster Club Members - The next two Booster Club meetings are scheduled on the following two dates: Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. The meetings will be held at the high school and will be located in the Long Distance Learning room. If you have questions or concerns please call Mr. Allemang at 867-2341 or email him at

PLASTIC STORAGE TUBS: The schools are in need of new or used plastic storage containers with lids to be used during the building construction for teachers to store materials. These containers will be returned when the building construction is finished. If you have any tubs that you would like to allow the school to use, please either drop them off at the Elementary or High School, or you can call the school at 402-867-2341.

Check out the new website for the library!

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
1:00 – 5:00 PM
For an appointment call JoANN at 994-5095 or go online @


Prairie Rim Plants
Open After Easter
Potatoes & Onions

Available now
If you need something else please call:
Order early for Mother’s Day or Memorial Day

D.A.R.E. Skate for
Elmwood-Murdock – Eagle – Louisville

Sheriff Bill Brueggeman and Officer Wes Tuttle joined the 5th/6th graders for the D.A.R.E. celebration. The students completed the program with Deputy Tuttle. They learned about drugs and the consequences of using drugs. They all pledged to stay away from drugs and alcohol. Everyone skated and laughed and played.

Rebecca, Bradly, and Grace get in the spirit of D.A.R.E. and get ready to greet the kids!

Sheriff Bill and Deputy Tuttle greet the kids with the usual salutation,

These are special D.A.R.E. socks. Aren’t they clever!

This guy is getting by with a little help from his friends. Thank goodness for his friends!

Sheriff Bill keeps tabs on Jordyn so Brooke can work. Jordyn taught him some new dances.

Koby, the youngest D.A.R.E. attendee, is all smiles!

D.A.R.E. Girls!

Louisville D.A.R.E. kids

Elmwood-Murdock D.A.R.E. kids

Brooke is ready for a break after all those D.A.R.E. kids. She is more than Just-A-Mom…she is super MOM! Not only can she tote her daughter but she also has her niece, Koby, in tow.

Deputy Tuttle, Bradly, and Sheriff Bill stand tough when faced with a hundred 5th graders…and then they melted like butter. (Deb, see, Bradly was working that day! He wasn’t taking part in the Senior Skip Day!)

Click here for more pictures of the D.A.R.E skate:

The Elmwood-Murdock 6th graders went through the All Stars program with Mrs. Robin Kuhlman, one of the 6th grade teachers. All Stars teach the kids to think through situations and to focus on consequences. They think about what they want their futures to be like. They pick out some qualities and characteristics that they want for themselves. Then they wrote a short speech about the qualities. Mrs. Kuhlman video taped it and made it into a movie. Parents were able to buy a copy but we also watched it that night.

All Stars

All Stars hamming it up.

Girl All Stars

Boy All Stars

All Star Buddies

Laura Fortney and her two brothers.

Michele Fortney with her niece, Ella.

Dustin is cool.

Click on this link for more pictures of the All Stars Celebration:

Fun Times at the Rink! An Old Friend Stops By!
Christina Bykerk used to live in our basement and work at the rink. She stopped by Saturday to say “Hi” and mooch pizza…okay…I made her take the pizza. Good to see you!!!

Millie and Christina.

Garyn is stylin’.

Megan and Cat

Crystal helps Dustin around the floor.

And then Crystal helps her other friends around the floor!

What does pure joy sound like? The Jazz Band kicked off the Junior/Senior High School spring concert. They have spunk! They were followed up by the boys choir who performed very well at Districts last week. The judge had one comment for them, “Wow.” The Junior High also rocked. And it was easy to see why the Senior High Choir is going to Carnegie Hall. Mrs. Colbert is an awesome teacher and the kids really respond to her. Sarah Smith, sophomore, accompanied the choir on the piano. That is an rarity to find such talent within the choir.

Boys Choir

Junior High School Choir

Senior High School Choir

Grand Opening of A Really Cool Park!

Flying Wheels Summer Hours!
Flying Wheels will be open on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 1:00 – 4:00 starting on May 26th. Tuesdays will be skating and the regular games. Thursday there may be an extra activity.

Stay tuned to our website for more details! We will also be open on Saturday mornings for awhile…everyone is just too busy to come skating. We will post it on the website when we will start closing on Saturday mornings. Saturday nights though…we will be open! 6:30 to 10:30 as usual. There will be a couple times in the summer when we will be closed on Saturdays but we will post those dates on signs and on the website. Sundays we will probably be open one Sunday a month. Again, everyone is just so busy! It will be posted on our website!

School is out for the Elementary School on Friday!

School is out for the Junior/Senior High on Thursday, May 7th.

Boot Camp is coming to Elmwood! Stay tuned for more details!

Have a great week!



Julie Anderson


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