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June 6, 2007

Thank You, Veterans!

From ancestors who served in the Civil War, World Wars and other conflicts, to fathers and brothers who went away to fight for freedom, to classmates and schoolmates who will be leaving just weeks after graduation, everyone knows someone, loves someone who has fought or will soon be fighting for our American ideals. Some serve as soldiers in combat, others as cooks and clerks, while still others as mechanics and engineers. Memorial Day is a special day that has been set aside to honor those who served and have now passed on. Originally called Decoration Day because flowers and wreaths were placed on the tombs of the honored dead, recognizing and participating in Memorial Day activities is a great way to say thank you to every man and woman whose service preserved the United States as a free nation. However, as true patriotic citizens, we must realize that only one day a year is not sufficient thanks for all that some have given. The challenge set out before us today is to everyday give something because some have already given everything. As Abraham Lincoln expressed at Gettysburg, it is our duty to carry on the work of preserving freedom with as much zeal as our fallen heroes, that in doing so, we can truly honor their lives and memory.

Elmwood’s Annual Cleanup Day – Reminder - June 9th, 8am – 1pm. There will also be a horse trail opened between Elmwood and Wabash this day.

Elmwood Annual Garage Sales – will be held on Saturday, June 9th. Maps will be available in Elmwood at C-D’s Express.

Booster Club Stadium Seats - Attention all E-M Knight Fans: The E-M Booster Club is now selling sturdy framed stadium seats. Get them now while they're hot and be the first to show off your new E-M stadium seat! The cost will be $40.00 per seat and they will come with the Knights logo in-printed on the back of the seat. You may get your order forms at both the elementary and the secondary sites. For more information call and speak to Tim Allemang at 867-2341 or e-mail him at

Elmwood-Murdock Great Bike Race – September 8th. The Cass County Visitors Promotion Committee will be assisting with the promoting of the race again this year, but a large number of volunteers are needed to help with the race the day of activities. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Judy Cline, president of the Elmwood Murdock Merchants’ Association (EMMA).

Flying Wheels Fun Center - Flying Wheels is no longer open on Tuesday NIGHTS through the summer. New schedule below.
NEW Summer Schedule as Follows:
Tuesday, 1-4pm, regular roller skating and activities. Cost $3.00 plus skate rental.
Thursday – 1-4pm, skating, games, crafts, activities, and/or movies. Cost $4.00 and there is no skate rental cost this day due to less skating and more of other activities.
Saturday, 10:00am – Noon, 6:30 – 10:30pm
Sunday – 5 – 8:30pm

Vacation Bible School (VBS) - Elmwood Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), St. Paul United Methodist Church, and Ebenezer United Methodist Church invite you to bring your children to our joint Vacation Bible School (VBS) during the week of June 18-22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the Elmwood Christian Church, 311 North Fifth Street, Elmwood. VBS is open to children who have just completed preschool through children who have just completed 6th grade. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 18. Registration fee is $7.50 per child or $10.00 for two or more children. Scholarships are available for those in need. Dinner for the children will be provided each evening!

Get a Clue @ your Library – 2007 Summer Reading Program
Come and join your friends at the Elmwood Public Library for the 2007 Summer Reading program. You can “Get a Clue @ your Library” on July 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Pre-school thru 3rd grade will met from 9:30 am to 11:00 am, and 4th thru 6th can participate from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Both groups will be exploring the public library, checking out Nebraska Wildlife from the Nebraska Games and Parks Commission, and learning about Geo-Cashing with the GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) Units from the Gretna 4-H camp. Mark your calendars and plan to join in the fun at EPL.

Get a Clue @ your Library Special Event – As a part of this program, a puppet show will be presented at 12:30 on Monday, June 25 at the Community Center! The Urban Prairie Puppeteers will be entertaining us with “The Case of the Missing Goodies!” Come and join the FUN!
April Andersen, Director
Elmwood Public Library

ELEMENTARY BASKETBALL CAMP – Boys in Grades 3rd-6th (Fall 2007) are eligible to attend the camp. Basketball Skills Camp will be held July 12th and 13th from 9:00-11:30am at Murdock Gym. You may download an entry form for the school website. If you have any questions feel free to call Terry Warner, at 994-2125 (School) & 867-4132 (Home).

Elmwood Electronic Sign (Fire Station) - If you would like to have something posted on the electronic sign outside the fire station please send your requests to: Signage is for non-profit use to include birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

Colorado Peaches! - The Elmwood Lions Club will take your order BEFORE July 15th. These will be delivered in August. Contact number 994-4895.

Other Cass County Happenings:

Weeping Water:

Great Country and Bluegrass Music
When: June 7, 8 and 9th
Where: Weeping Water City Park
Bring: Lawn Chairs
Admission: Adults……………………………………………………………$7.00 per day
Adult weekend pass……………………………………………………$15.00
Age 13-16 and 65 & over……………………………………….…………....$5.00 per day
Weekend pass…………………………………………………………$12.00
Children 10 & under…………………………………………………..FREE
Camping, clean showers, and restrooms are available at the city park. There will also be concessions, flea markets, and a playground on grounds.
Camp with electrical hook-up: $10.00 a day
Camp without electrical hook-up: $7.00 a day
Tent Camping: $7.00 a day
For more information call: 1-402-325-9481

Weeping Water swimming pool is open!
Hours: Sunday-Friday 1-8, Saturday 1-6
Admission Prices:
Daily-$4.00 - 5 and under FREE
Family Season Pass - $125.00
Single Season Pass - $75.00
10 Punch Ticket - $35.00
Family Passes are for immediate family only!
Immediate family includes husband, wife & children living in one household.
Children in diapers must be in swimming diapers.
For Swimming Lessons (dates and times), please contact Mary Mozena @ 267-7525

Volleyball Camp - High School volleyball coaches, John Hill and Jenny Meyer, gave a camp for 5th and 6th graders last week. Sixteen participants enjoyed learning the skills they taught while having buckets of fun!

Another camp was given in the afternoon for girls entering grades 7 and 8. Ten participants attended.

Drivers’ Education – Mr. Bell and Mr. Allemang co-taught a group of 39 students last week. The class begins with in-the-classroom learning and will continue this week and in the coming weeks with training on the road and behind the wheel. Watch out!

Sierra Ronhovde


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