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“Growing Together”
September 10, 2008




5:30 – 8:00

At the Elmwood Bus Barn (behind the Elmwood Elementary School)
BBQ Sandwich, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Dessert, Drink
$5.00 Adults
$3.00 for 10 and under
Join the fun at the E-M Football Game against Douglas County West. Elementary Cheer Camp and Youth Football participants will be announced during the game.

The Elmwood-Murdock Booster Club is looking for more boosters! The Booster Club is open to anyone with a passion for the E-M Knights. The goal of the Booster Club is to purchase items which the district would not otherwise be able to purchase. Fundraising events include the annual Pork Tailgate BBQ, volleyball tournament (Oct. 20-21), picture buttons, calendar ads, and membership drive. These funds go towards medals, a track tent, end-of-year awards for most improved students, band awards, 9 th grade trip to Romeo and Juliet, Speech/Drama shirts, 7 th -8 th band pizza party, as well as numerous other activities. You can see a full list on the school website.

If you have any questions about the Elmwood-Murdock Booster Club contact Tim Allemang at 867-2341 or

Elmwood-Murdock Football Team

Thanks to football mom, Nancy Luetchens for the pictures of the E-M football team.


Have you bought your dress yet?

We have! In fact, Millie was such a good little shopper she found two for the price of one! I took Millie and her friend, Ashli, shopping at Westfield mall for their homecoming dresses. Maddie, our granddaughter, came along for support. We took pictures of every dress they tried on which was a brilliant idea. It helped the girls decide without trying on the dresses several times. Here are a few of the dresses and some pictures of Maddie, too. She tried on one dress but was pretty worn out by the end of the day. It is a lot of work helping people shop! You will have to guess at which dress they picked. Or wait until Homecoming because you know I will put their pictures in the newsletter. J

We also saw some neighbors shopping that day. Troy and Jessica had Delaney out at the mall.

Elmwood Rescue $100 Weekly Drawing:

Saturday September 6th

36. Denise Walton of Elmwood Nebraska


A.R.K. (Adults Relating to Kids) at Elmwood Christian Church

Mark your calendars! Parents who are interested in joining a friendly, positive discussion on parenting issues are invited to attend our first ARK meeting on Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Elmwood Christian Church.

For more information about ARK, click on . If you have any questions or need childcare arrangements, please call Pastor Mark at 994-2355.

Nebraska Humanities Council
Sue McLain
Fashion Through Time
66 th Annual Sunset Fellowship

Tuesday, Sept. 16 th

Registration at 11:00 a.m./dinner @ noon

Elmwood Christian Church

Call for Reservations

Joann Hill – 994-5095

Angie Buckner – 994-4095

Shirley Wenzel – 994-4715
Leave a message if not in.

Center of Memories
SEPTEMBER 20, 2008
Theme: 25 Years Later

Manley Celebrates 125 Years on September 20! - Join us for a full day of activities including: 5 K race, kick ball tournament, breakfast, BBQ, bed racing, beer garden and dancing.

•  Pillage the Village" Bed Racing


•  Saturday, September 20, 2008

•  9:00 am-11:30 am in Manley, Nebraska, Registration and door prizes

Schedule of Events:

7:00-10:30 Pancake Feed- Town Building

Free Will Donation — All proceeds to the Leukemia and

Lymphoma Society

8:00 5K Fun Run/Walk - Park

Optional obstacles and fitness challenge Prizes

Shannon Josoff 402-669-3242

Register on

9:00-11:00 Poker Run Get-A-Way Bar

9:00-11:30 Show and Shine Car/Truck Show-Registration and door prizes

9:00-10:00 Ladder Golf Registration - Park

$5.00 team Age groups Prizes awarded

10:00 Ladder Golf Tournament- Park

9:00 Co-ed Kickball Tournament Ball Field

$75.00 Team fee

Limit to six teams Double elimination

Shannon Josoff 402-669-3242

11:00-2:00 Lunch served on School Grounds by Manley Fire Department

1:00 Entertainment - School

Lesley Todd Dancers, Morgan McAndrew, Jitterbrats, and more

1:30 Games Begin All Ages 3 yrs to 103 yrs

Children – Bicycle race (bring your own bike), sack race, shoe

Kick, plus more

Adult – Shoe kick, Nail Driving, plus more

4:00-6:30 BBQ Supper St. Patrick ' s Church

Advance tickets

6:00 Bed Race Registration School House

Betty Meyer 402-234-5232

6:30 Bed Races on Cherry Street

6:00-12:00 Beer Garden Get-A-Way Bar & Grill

8:00-12:00 Street Dance Herbie and the Hot Heads Main Street

Other day activities: Barrel train for children, visit Crossroads Bible Church, and


Visit the Village website for registrations and full information


Restroom facilities available

Bring your own lawn chairs

Centennial Chairman: Denise Swenson 402-677-2587

Click here to check out the info about the Bed Races!!


Monday – September 22 nd

2:00 – 6:00 P.M.

At the Fire Hall

For an appointment contact JoANN @ 944-5095

16 year olds need a signed parent permission slip every time they donate until they turn 17.


Rescue Training

The Elmwood Rescue team had some training last week on using the wench and cable to get a victim out of rough terrain. It is nice to know that they have continuing training on how to save us! And the victim looks relieved, too. :O)

Skating Fun – Dodge Ball fun!

Everyone dodged – ducked & Skated!

This weekend brought a lot of people out to the rink. Friday night was Rookie Night and many rookies showed up to work on their skating skills. A small group came up for skating on Saturday morning. This is a good time for the younger kids to come because it isn't so crazy. The girls who came were beginners but by the end of the session they were feeling better about it. They promised to come back so they must have had fun! Saturday evening proved to be the big attraction. More skating and more dodge ball. A birthday party for Lou's granddaughter, Sidney, was great fun! People ask me if Lou and Suzie are still around…see below for proof! Sunday afternoon we started early with dodge ball and had a lot of kids and adults show up. We kept the drinks flowing and the ice bags ready but there weren't many injuries and no lights were broken. There were even hot chocolate chip cookies! The Sunday night skaters arrived and temporarily put a stop to the dodge ball but after skating a few hours everyone was ready for dodge ball again. People seemed surprised at how much fun they had playing dodge ball.

It was so much fun…next weekend will be another Skate/Dodge!!! That means we will be open from 6:30 – midnight. We'll skate until 9:30 and then play dodge ball. I'm sure you are tired of hearing about dodge ball but the kids aren't tired of it! Come on down and give it a try! They won't hurt you…too bad, that is.

Meet the New Guys At C-D's Express!

Tiffany Bisson and Mark Conner are two of the new employees at C-D's Express. Tiffany is Big Dan's daughter-in-law so you may have seen her around his shop. She and her husband just moved their family to Elmwood.

Stop in C-D's and make them feel welcome!


Just an update on Jarad's mission…he jumped out of an airplane last week over Weeping Water. Jim Layman, tandem instructor, with the Lincoln Skydiving Club, was Jarad's best friend for about 6 minutes after they left the plane. Jarad's friend Sean jumped also. Afterwards they decided they were glad they did it but would not want to do it again. Jarad's family and friends showed up to cheer him on.

Doggie Jail!

Guess who was arrested this week and thrown in jail? Yep…it was Chevy. She can wriggle out of her collar when she is chained up to her tree so we've been bringing her in the house. She got loose the other day and Dan had to arrest her.

Do you know what to do if you are missing a dog? I just happened to notice a sign on the door at the Village office a couple weeks ago about another dog that was arrested. So when Chevy was still missing Friday morning I went and checked out the door. Sure enough, a tri color hound dog had been picked up and taken to jail.

Dan Spaulding, our city guy, is responsible for picking up stray dogs. He has to take them to the Arbor Valley Animal Clinic in Syracuse. Then a sign is posted at the Village office to let people know. But what if you don't know to check out the door? That's why I'm telling you this. If you have a dog and it occasionally gets loose, now you know where to look to see if it has been picked up. A trip to Syracuse and $62 later you will have your ex-con dog back. There is a $50 fine and then a kennel fee of $12 a day for the clinic. I don't even want to know what happens if you don't know to check there for your dog!

Chevy is home and we have her inside until I can get her a better collar. But she is pretty good at getting off of it so if you see her running around, throw her on our back porch…don't call DAN!!!!!

What's going on at the Post Office?

I don't know what the end goal is but they have moved the drop off box so you can cruise through the alley and drop off your mail. No more getting out of the car and stomping through the snow to mail your letters! How nice! And they are improving the entrance to the post office. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and they can finish the job.

Hope you all have a good week!


Julie Anderson


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