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“Growing Together”
October 15, 2008

Elmwood Rescue Weekly Winner is: #41 Mike and Colleen Winter of Elmwood


Snakessssssss aren't for Sissies!

The Snake Lady is coming back to the Elmwood Public Library and she's bringing her writhing and slithering pets with her! If you enjoyed seeing them last year, you don't want to miss this!

Mark your calendars and join us for some fall fun as we read a story, create a fun craft, and, of course, enjoy some touchy-feely time with the SnakessssSSSS!

Saturday, October 25th

3:00 5:00 pm

Fall Fun @ The Elmwood Public Library

(Immediately following the EM Elementary Fall Festival)


See you there...if you dare!!

Library Fall Photo Fund Raiser Event

Snyders Photography Studio on South 4th Street
Saturday, November 8th
Appointments available - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
Contact the library to schedule your appointment.
$10 donation to the library
You will get an 8x10 picture and there is no sitting fee charged. You may order additional photos or Christmas cards, too. Bring the family, dress for Christmas, dress in matching clothes, wear your clown noses. Be different. Be silly. Just get together and get your picture taken for a good cause!


Little Tykes Preschool held aTrikathon last week and raised $898 for St. Judes. Twenty-nine kids participated.



Tuesday & Thursday : 9:00 – 12:00 and
2:00 – 8:00
Saturday: 9:00 - Noon

Cindy Mumford is the new Library Director! Stop in and say “Hi” and check out the library. They are making changes all the time. Cindy has great ideas for activities.

“Laughing Stock" at the Lofte

The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley would like to announce its final regular-season show for the 2008 will open on Friday, October 17. "Laughing Stock" by Charles Morey takes the audience members behind the scenes to witness the hysterical goings-on of a small barn theater. The acting company finds itself wrestling with outrageous auditions, ego-driven rehearsals and opening nights where absolutely everything goes wrong. Many audience members will enjoy the humor because of the script's similarities to the Lofte itself.

Cast members include Kevin Colbert and Bob Pinkerton of Weeping Water; Melinda mead and Joshua Smith of Plattsmouth; Jamion Biesterfeld of Louisville; Roland Kelley of Otoe; Tim Sorensen of Elmwood; Brenna Jean Thompson and James Michaelson of Lincoln; Virginia Howe Kincaid of Elkhorn ; Rob Carrera of Bellevue ; Mary Kathryn Nagle and Shari Hoelker of Omaha .

Performances run Oct. 17-19, 24-26, 30-31 and Nov. 1-2. Curtain times are at 7:30pm except for Sundays which are 2pm matinees. General admission tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling the Lofte Box Office at (402)234-2553 or online at

Cast Members clockwise from Left: Tim Sorensen, Roland Kelley, Mary Kathryn Nagle, James Michaelson, Jamion Biesterfeld, Melinda Meade, Bob Pinkerton, Virginia Howe Kincaid, Brenna Jean Thompson, Shari Hoelker, Kevin Colbert, Rob Carrera and Joshua Smith.

"Alas! Poor Yorick!" Kevin Colbert contemplates the future of The Playhouse in a scene from "Laughing Stock."

Lofte Community Theatre
P.O. Box 62
Manley, NE 68403

The Lofte Community Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization supported in part by The Cooper Foundation, The Midlands Community Foundation, and the Cass County Visitors Promotion Committee. The Lofte Community Theatre isdedicated to providing opportunities for area residents of all ages and those in surrounding communities to participate in the creation process and companionship of live
theatre in rural Nebraska and to enjoy the social, artistic, and educational benefits of this art form.


Time to buy your chance in the 2009
Weekly Drawing for

52 weeks
$100.00 winner
every Saturday
are now on Sale

Contact Any Elmwood Volunteer Rescue member
Ed Blunt 994-3295 Miki Bruns 994-2770 Jennifer Brettmann Theresa Brown Mike Krass John Oehlerking Konia Jones Ben Kastens Jordan Peterson Ken Kunz Jeff Clymer Heath Vogt

Blake is adopted!

I checked the website for the Nebraska Humane Society last week and Blake was up for adoption. Look at his big brown eyes…he was looking for me! I almost went to get him. When I checked the website on Friday he was gone. I can only assume he has gone to a great new home and they love him as much as we did. Bye, Bye, Blake!

Junior High Night at the Flying Wheels

Friday night the 7th and 8th graders descended on the Flying Wheels for an evening of skating, dancing, and dodgeball. Yes, they danced. We have proof…see the pictures below! If you want to see more pictures from Junior High Night check out our website albums:

Saturday morning was a great time for the little guys to try out their skating moves. Cooper and Trey let their moms put their skates on and they went around the rink a couple times. Cooper immediately took a nap afterwards. When Trey got his skates on he started to run and didn’t even fall!

The Men of the Flying Wheels

Bradly, Flying Wheels employee, showed up with his lovely date for the Louisville Homecoming Saturday night. I think he just wanted to show us that he could clean up pretty good. And that he actually talked a pretty girl into going with him! Bradly is a lot of fun and we’ve missed him the last couple of weeks. He’s been at Guards and then Homecoming but he promised to come back next weekend! Jacob especially misses him. He is out numbered by girls!


Another Cutie Pie!

We had a surprise visit from our granddaughter this weekend. Emma brought her parents and came for lunch Sunday. Then we had to go to the rink to try out her new car. And she needed sun glasses and a cool hat, too. She even got Dad to wear one, too. J


Are you crafty? Do you have treasures to sell?
Get your stuff together and reserve your booth at the Elmwood Extravaganza Craft and Treasure Sale. This will be held during the Elmwood Extravaganza on Saturday, November 29th. Reserve your space now!

Time to head out to the Pumpkin Patch!
Take a trip out to the Oehlerking’s on Highway 34 and pick up your pumpkins! It’s on the honor system and you can browse through their inventory and pick up your favorite pumpkins or gourds. The weather was not kind to them this year so their crops weren’t as productive as last year. There are still great carving pumpkins though!

Fall is in the Air…

There is no denying it…the air is crisp, the leaves are turning, and there is a faint smell of coolness in the air. Yes, there is a smell of coolness…you know what I mean. If you have been down the trail lately you will recognize the pictures below. Mike Winter took a bike ride between Elmwood and Wabash this weekend and took these pictures. He was kind enough to share them with us.
The trees, the breeze, and the sneeze…yep, fall is here.


Julie Anderson


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