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“Growing Together”
July 11, 2007

The email address for BONNIE CECIL:
Sorry for the misprint and confusion!

Quilting Night out! – Acorn Quilting - NEW! QUILTING NIGHT OUT!
STARTS Thursday July 12th at 6:30 PM. The purpose of these Thursday night meetings is to help everyone finish their unfinished quilts and to also show you how to piece quilt blocks so you can make your own quilt. ABSOLUTELY FREE! Meeting time and place: 6:30 every Thursday night at 4032 310th Street, Elmwood NE. NOTE: Not meeting Aug 9th due to the Cass County Fair. Space is limited if you plan on bringing your sewing machine. Call 402-994-2281. The only prerequisite: Knowing how to use your own sewing machine. No small children, please. For more information, visit

Elmwood-Murdock FBLA and Nebraska FBLA members represented us well at the National Leadership Conference! – Next week, all the results and pictures from the conference will be posted!

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).

**Change** in the Flying Wheels Fun Center Summer Hours!
Tuesday - 1:00 - 4:00 - Open skating $3 admission + skate rental
Thursday - 1:00 - 4:00 - More than just skating! Fun activities and movies! - $4 admission + No skate rental charge
Saturday 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday mornings and Sunday nights just for the summer! Regular weekend hours will resume in August - stay tuned for details!
Watch for us at the local parades! We'll be the ones having all the fun!
Summer Skate/Dance - Saturday, July 7th - 6:30 - Midnight - Come Party with us!!! Kids and adults of all ages welcome!

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.

Village of Elmwood Contact Information
Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees
Ed Blunt, Chairman
Cindy Meyer, Vice-Chairman
Mike Winter, Street Commissioner
Mark Hogue, Water/Sewer Commissioner
Fred Cline, Park Commissioner
Village of Elmwood Personnel
Bonita Drake, Village Clerk
Dan Spaulding, Village Engineer
How to Contact Us
Village of Elmwood
113 West E Street
P. O. Box 62
Elmwood, NE 68349
Phone: (402) 994-6705
Fax: (402) 994-6705
Sierra Ronhovde, Elmwood Newsletter Editor
For other information regarding organizations (schools, churches, etc.) visit

Other Cass County Happenings:

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

Soaring Wings Vineyard (17111 South 138th Street)
FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC SERIES Begins at 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and a picnic basket if you like. Sit back and enjoy wonderful music, great scenery, and fine wine. There are few better ways to relax than at our vineyard with a glass of wine and music. There is a $5 cover for most performances (Wine Club members are admitted Free!). Kids under 12 are also admitted free. Laughter and smiles are most welcome.
July 13 Mark Irvin
July 20 Bill Ritchie Trio
July 27 Steve Thornburg
Aug 3 Novak & Harr
Aug 10 Mark Irvin
Aug 17 TBD
Aug 24 Steve Thornburg
Aug 31 Bill Ritchie Trio
Sept 7 Novak & Harr
Sept 14 Steve Thornburg

Acoustics Sundays Beginning May 20th - FREE ADMISSION - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (approx.)
Kick off the new week with a relaxing afternoon with live music by a solo artist. Purchase wine by the bottle, glass or, if you haven't experienced a wine tasting, you might just find a new favorite.

July 15 Matt Whipkey
July 22 George Walker
July 29 TBD
Aug 5 Kim Eames
Aug 12 Chris Saub
Aug 19 TBD
Aug 26 TBD
Sept 2 TBD
Sep 9 Kim Eames
Sept 15 TBD
For more information access this link:

Sierra Ronhovde


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