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“Growing Together”
June 27, 2007

This letter was recently sent to me to share with all of you:

Elmwood Community,
It has been wonderful to read the news in my old hometown. I lived in Elmwood for 1947 to 1957 and remember it as a Rockwell painting.
I remember running away from home when I was about three to visit Bob Hall when he own the grocery store. I would sing and dance for a pieces of candy.
I also remember the dancing horses, I believe the gentleman who owned them was Fred O'Field.
We lived across the street from a large family (Drakes) and the Debleys. In the summer time a brunch of us would run and play together from early morning to late afternoon. We had so much fun.
If anyone knows where Vona Drake, Bryce Debley, Mary Ann Hall, Nadine Hall, Grant Turner, and Bobby West are, I would love to know.
I loved my little hometown and can't believe so much time has past. I have lived in Rapid City, South Dakota for the past 40 years.
The Black Hills of South Dakota is a great vacation spot for many, so if any of my old friends find their way up here, please give me a call 605-393-0999, I would love to visit with you.

Sincerely, Bonnie (Lashley) Cecil

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

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.

Check out this site - - People vote for the book(s) that got them hooked and then choose a state to receive free books - Nebraska was 2nd at last count - so perhaps we need to spread the word to people to vote so we can get some free books given to Nebraska. You can vote every day until it ends, so people should go back to this site daily.
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.

Bess Streeter Aldrich House - The Aldrich House is open every Weds., Thurs., Sat. & Sun. from 2:00-5:00 p.m., or by appointment for group tours. Visit our website,, for additional news and information.

Other Cass County Happenings:
Independence Day Celebration – July 4th will be here before we know it, but what is going on here in our neighborhood to celebrate? The day’s activities will be in Murdock as follows:
Breakfast at Bulldogs 7am-10am
Parade line up at school 10am
Parade begins at 11am
$25 prizes for best float and antique/classic vehicle
Lions club lunch at old fire hall 11am-2pm
Little tuggers tractor pull main street in front of the bank 1:30pm
Pie and ice cream at the United Methodist church 12noon- 3pm
Museum open all day starting at 10am
Softball games at ball field in the afternoon
Games, activities, displays on main street all day

Weeping Water
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

Tex & Mary Schultz
July 7 - Sat. 7PM
Weeping Water
1st Christian Church
Blue Grass/Southern Gospel Concert
Concert is Free -
An Offering will be taken for the Ministry of Tex & Mary.
Info: 402-267-5414 or 402-269-5508 email:

Weeping Water Limestone Days 2007
Friday, June 29th Evening Entertainment
7:00 pm: Bingo: At the Ballfield Pavillion until 9:00 pm
7:30 pm: Donkey Polo: Registration at 6:00 pm or pre-register anytime at the Express Lane

Schedule of Events: Saturday, June 30th
7:00 am: Breakfast : At the Lighthouse until 10:00 am
7:30 am: Fishing Contest: City Lakes: Jerry Smith 267-5174
8:00 am: Volleyball Tournament: Christine 630-4193/Amanda 616-6952
8:30 am: Parade Registration: School Parking Lot: Dick Webster 402-321-2367
9:00 am: Mine Tours Begin: Sign up at Community Bldg.
* Horseshoe Pitching Tournament: Elmer Vogt 994-4145
*Garden Tractor Pull: Dale Nielsen 267-3925
*Coffee and Pastries: United Methodist Church until 11:00 am
9:30 am: Children’s Parade Registration: South side of Express Lane
9:45 am: Opening Ceremonies: Main Street, Downtown
*National Anthem: Steven Falcone
10:00 am: Children’s Parade: Sponsored by Girl Scouts
*Celebration Parade - Grand Marshall: Mrs. Mather
11:00 am: Fishing Contest Awards: Downtown Gazebo *After Parade – Lunch: United Methodist Church until 1:00 pm
12 Noon: Antique Tractor Pull: Dale Nielsen 267-3925
*Bicycle / Tricycle Race: Main Street, Downtown
12:30 pm: Registration for Canoe Races: City Lakes
*Limestone Days Committee and/or the City of Weeping Water are not responsible for any accidents or injuries during the Limestone/Independence Day celebration!
1:00 pm: Plastic Duck Races: Sign up at the “Green Bridge”
1:30 pm: Canoe Races: City Lakes
*Youth Softball Tournament: Dustin Thomas, 267-0131 or Pre-Register at Express Lane
2:30 pm: Firefighter Challenge: City Lakes
5:00 pm: Chamber of Commerce BBQ: At the Ballfield
5:00 pm: Opening Evening Ceremonies: At the Ballfield
*Rock Olympics (5:30 pm)
*Little Tuggers Pedal Pull
*Miss Weeping Water Coronation: Weeping Water Dance Team & Cheerleaders
*Martial Arts Demonstrations
7:05 pm: Renegades Football Game vs. ???? : Opened by Lincoln Parachute Club and the National Anthem
*Halftime Entertainment: Renegade Dance Squad Youth Dance Team
*Fireworks Following the Football Game
*Street Dance: Main Street Downtown Following Fireworks
Live Music by: Repeat Offender

Spaghetti Dinner

Louisville resident Deb Rhoads was in an auto accident resulting in multiple injuries and causing her to lose her source of transportation and wages for several weeks.
Deb has limited income and serious financial challenges to meet. She has given much time and service to our church. Please help us relieve some of her financial burdens by attending our spaghetti dinner.
Friday June 29th
5:00 - 7:00pm
Suggested donation $8.00
(no amount will be turned away)
United Methodist Church
222 Walnut Street
Louisville, NE

Sierra Ronhovde


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