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“Growing Together”
December 24, 2008

Looks like we’ve had some demolition and construction on the creek by the bike trail! This is 50 yards east where the bike trail crosses Highway 1. Thanks to Mike Winter for this contribution!

"Acting Up In Class!"
On Saturday, January 10, The Lofte Community Theatre will be offering a one-day acting school for area youth ages 11-18. The theater is located in Cass County near the town of Manley. Talented Lofte professionals will offer a cirriculum including Acting Basics, Dance, Stage Movement and Vocal Audition. Students will attend each session for one hour and then proceed onto the next class. Classes begin at the Lofte at 10am and end at 2:30pm. Tuition for the acting school is $50 and includes lunch, a diploma and a surprise gift.
Space for this event is limited and acceptance into the program is first come, first served. If your child has an interest in theater or is just looking to have fun, this is an excellent opportunity. Scholarship to this event would be a wonderful Christmas or birthday gift for any child! For more information, you can visit Please contact Anne Pope at or (402)781-9233 for more information or to request a registration sheet.
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The Lofte's Artistic Director, Kevin Colbert is surrounded by promising young artists.

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.

Youth-To-Carnegie Hall T-Shirts

The Youth-to-Carnegie Hall kids and parents are selling t-shirts to help raise money for their trip to Carnegie Hall next May. If you haven’t heard the story yet our high school choir has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall next May. The kids and parents have been conducting many fundraisers to raise money to offset the cost of the trip. It doesn’t take only practice, practice, practice to get to Carnegie Hall, it also takes $2000 per person. Each family is responsible for their fee and have been making payments to the fund but if we can raise money it will help with the expenses. I say, “We” because my daughter is going, too, so we are very involved with the fundraisers.

The latest fundraiser is selling the t-shirts that were designed by the Millie Anderson, Ashli Brown, and Griffin Hovorka. The front of the shirt has their design while the back lists the sponsors who helped pay for this project. The sleeves will have a remembrance for Dillon, Tyler, and AJ. The whole trip is dedicated to their memory. The students will also wear the shirts on the trip so that the chaperones will be able to easily spot them.

If you are interested in purchasing a shirt just let me know and I’ll hook you up! They are $12 for youth, $15 for adults up to size XL and $16 for larger adult sizes. The shirts are very cool and we would appreciate the support!

Just shoot me an email or give me a call… or (402)867-4123

So Long, Peter!

Sophomore Peter Moser is moving to Chicago with his family. His friends threw a surprise going away party for him Saturday night at the Flying Wheels. They had boxes and boxes of donuts and cake for him. Peter is a great kid and very popular with everyone. The kids will miss him but he’s the type of kid they will keep in touch with.

Peter Moser

Back row: Noah Philson, Griffin Hovorka, Katie Schmitt
Front row: Kolbi Fergurson, Peter Moser, and Ross Mumford

To see a lot more pictures of Peter’s going away party click here and visit our online web album:

Bradly Turns 18 and His Family Celebrates!

Bradly Cunningham, Flying Wheels employee, turned 18 Saturday. His family surprised him with cake and the whole crew came skating. Parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, the whole bloomin’ Cunningham bunch! And do they know how to have fun! Bradly helped Kalee decorate the rink for the other parties and little did he know that he was also having a party!

Bradly with his cake.

Bradly and his parents, Pat and Deb Cunningham of South Bend.

Decorating crew – Bradly & Kalee

Bradly’s cousins

Raynee and Bradly’s cousin

Brooke and her sister, Schyler, celebrate, too.

Paige Tuttle and Rachel Fortney get down with Santa!

Millie leads the dodgeball team in stretching exercises.

For more pictures of Bradly’s party and other Flying Wheels fun click here to visit our online web albums.

Christmas Party Fun

Sunday was the annual Christmas Party potluck/Wacky Gift Exchange at the Flying Wheels. Nora Green first got the plunger and candle but eventually Bradly took his turn with it. Ultimately, I took it home. I’m not sure how that happened. There was tons of food and skating. Skate a little, eat a little…it was a good day!

Nora Green

Bradly with plunger

Christian takes Bradly gift during the Wacky Gift Exchange.

For more pictures of the Flying Wheels Christmas party click here to visit our online web albums.

Music is in then air…

The Elmwood Murdock Junior and Senior High School Choir and Band concert was postponed from last week due to the weather. Monday wasn’t much better but we all made it! The choir was outstanding! I can see why they were invited to perform at Carnegie Hall. The junior high choir was also excellent. And the band played with great enthusiasm and really seemed to enjoy making people’s toes tap. The audience was on their feet at the end clapping along.

Millie and Kalee figured out that they didn’t need to buy a new dress for the event since they get to wear a choir robe. They wore their sweats and heals. Millie had to make her statement though with her socks! That’s why I love her!

Junior High Choir

Senior High Choir

Millie and Kalee

Millie’s Socks

Shelby and Clayton Simms enjoyed the show.

Brandon Leutchens looks cool in his shades.

Wade Mumford looked halfway cool…

For more pictures of the Christmas program click here to visit our online web albums:

Oh, the weather outside is frightful…
But the fire is so delightful…
Since we’ve no place to go…
Let it snow, let it snow, let is snow!

This is why we don’t mind the snow…we just stoke the stove and curl up on the couch with a book or movie and we’re good! Vince installed this last winter and it has been great!

New Year’s Eve All Nighter
Flying Wheels Fun Center

Dec. 31st – Wednesday
$16 admission – includes skate rental and breakfast!

16 years old and under*
No one admitted after 10:00 pm*
No one leaves once admitted*
(*unless preapproved)

Skating – Games – Dancing – Dodgeball
Breakfast will be served!!

Check our website for more details!
(402)994-6655 or (402)867-4123

Need a good idea for a gift for that special child in your life? Call Brody Baer to order of these picnic tables! Shay and Jordyn loved theirs!


Hope you have a great holiday season!


Julie Anderson


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