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July 18, 2007

United Faith Organization (UFO) Mission Trip to Red Bird Mission

Ten adults and seventeen youth from the Elmwood Christian Church; St. Paul United Methodist Church, Elmwood; and the First United Methodist Church of Waverly traveled to Red Bird Mission in the Appalachian Mountains of southeastern Kentucky recently for a week-long service project. During their stay, members put roofing on the volunteer quarters at the Mission Work Camp and worked on a local parsonage including painting the walls and ceilings of 13 rooms, hanging ceiling fans, installing a sump pump, installing a new bathroom sink, replacing a portion of the bathroom floor, repairing a water leak, installing window blinds, cleaning out the basement, caulking windows, cutting brush and bushes, painting and repairing a garage, hauling dirt to create a flower garden, and other general repairs.
Recipients of the work projects were extremely appreciative of all the hard work put forth and commented several times on the strong work ethic of the Nebraska youth. The pastor and his wife and other ladies of the congregation treated the group to a delicious meal of home-made chicken and dumplings and other sides as a way of showing their appreciation.
After a very busy, but fulfilling week, the group headed toward Washington DC with a stop at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home near Charlottesville, Virginia, for a tour. They traveled on to Washington DC and completed the day by visiting the National Archives, museums, and monuments in the DC mall area. Following a tour of Arlington National Cemetery and observing the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown on Sunday morning, they attended a very moving Independence Day service at the National Cathedral before boarding the bus and starting home. They arrived home from their 10-day trip weary but with a new appreciation for many of the things previously taken for granted.

June’s Weekly Winners from the Fire Department Raffle
2nd: (22) Cassie Novak {Elmwood, NE}
9th: (23) Dan & Lori Eastman {Papillion, NE}
16th: (24) Mick Jacobson {Avoca, NE}
23rd: (25) Harrison Clements {Omaha, NE}
30th: (26) Judy Cline {Elmwood, NE}

Upcoming REAP Meeting – Wednesday, July 18 - Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) is a state-wide non-profit organization. The Cass County REAP roundtable meets in Plattsmouth on the third Wednesday of every month. Our next meeting is this Wednesday, July 18th at the Plattsmouth State Bank on Main Street in historic, downtown Plattsmouth. Our business meeting will begin at 6:30pm followed by our speaker at 7:00pm. This month, we have the distinct honor of welcoming back Carol Blood from URPR. She is a DYNAMIC speaker you cannot afford to miss! She has tremendous insight into how to successfully and expediciously grow your business. Additionally, we have lots of great things happening and we cannot wait to share our plans with you!
If you have any questions, please contact our chairperson, Angie Neumiller, at 296-4040.

Quilting Night out! – Acorn Quilting - NEW! QUILTING NIGHT OUT!
Every Thursday night 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

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!

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

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! 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 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 - 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 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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