It’s a “Party in the Park” on Sunday, June 2 hosted by the Elmwood Public Library!
Bring the family or come alone and join in the fun. Help us kick off the Summer Reading Program and enjoy the good weather and neighborhood camaraderie!
The fun starts at 4 pm and ends at 6 pm at the Bess Streeter Aldrich Park. We’ll have face painting and glitter tattoos sponsored by Cindy Mather and Cindy Hovorka and Your Thairapist Salon.
Find the library stand and you can check-out hula hoops, water guns, bubbles, and other fun outdoor toys and games. At 5 pm, “The String Beans” will take the stage! (Audience participation is not required, but it’s hard to resist.)
We’ll also have two food trucks that will have meals and treats available for purchase! Note, the Tastee Trailer will be setting up at the park around 11 am on Sunday morning. Feel free to stop by and get your lunch before the rest of the fun starts at 4 o’clock.
Picnic tables will be available but plan on bringing a lawn chair or picnic blanket just in case. Also, for safety purposes, personal vehicles will not be allowed in the parking lot. Please obey parking bans so that food trucks have room to operate safely. The library wishes to thank the many kind people and organizations that have helped set-up this fun community event.
Nebraska Arts Council
Midlands Community Foundation
Cass County Tourism
Your Thairapist Salon
The RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE will be in Elmwood on Monday, June 3rd
1:00 - 6:00 pm
As always you can walk in and donate.
Appointments are welcome, but not necessary.
Elmwood Memorial Day Events
Memorial Day in Elmwood would not be the same if it were not for the extremely well-done ceremony at the Elmwood Cemetary put on by the American Legion 247.
Our own Captain Jase Blunt, U.S. Army Reserve, was the keynote speaker and was exceptionally good. Capt Blunt is assigned to the Omaha Fire Department Training Division. Blunt served 3 tours overseas as a Military Police Officer. He was a Detachment Commander exercising command and control over 45 Soldiers. He directed and managed detachment operations and staff to provide Military Police support to Law Enforcement operations.
Jase explained the importance of D-Day and how D-Day is just one part of an entire operation. No one still knows what the "D" stands for, but the military likes its labels and likes naming things. Being the 75th Anniversary of D-Day we are all reminded of our own personal D-Days that change us forever. A significant date in our lives that is forever remembered.
It is Veterans who have served during times of war that each have their own D-Day. We owe all our veterans our gratitude as they made the sacrifice from family, put themselves in harm's way, and in some cases, gave their lives for their country. That is what Memorial Day is all about.
Cub Scout Pack 360 did a flag folding presentation to a reading of the 13 steps of what each fold means. Next week I will post more photos with the complete narration of all the steps. They are significant and many in attendance had never heard this read before.
Nebraska Senator Rob Clements played the Battle Hymn of the Republic on the trumpet. Again part of a great community tradition.
After the cemetery presentations, people then gathered at the Elmwood Community Center for lunch and desserts.
Cloe Hosier is this year's Girls State Representative and is pictures with Joanne Hill the auxiliary president of the American Legion Post 247
Summer Detassling Jobs
The bus picks up in Elmwood! Informational meeting
April 24th, 6:30 pm at the Elmwood-Murdock High school.
The E-M youth baseball and softball season is here and we need umpires.
If you are 14 and over and interested go to emsports.org to sign up as an umpire.
Behind the plate umpire needs to be 18 or older except for 8 and under baseball.
Softball umpires are required to be certified except for 8 and under softball.
Share if you know anybody interested. Any questions call or text 402-499-0993.
The Bess Streeter Aldrich House with the assistance of the Novel Approach Book Club would like to invite you to the Aldrich Gardens for a book review.
On Tuesday, June 11, at 7 p.m., Melissa Amateis from Lincoln will review her book Nebraska POW Camps.
This is a FREE event, and refreshments will be served. Please join us!
RENT the Community Center
Having a baby shower, family reunion or large family dinner?
You can have your party and STILL keep your house clean.
Don't worry about the rain for a graduation party. Have inside with couches, a full kitchen and plenty of seating.
Only $75.00 for four to 6 hours.
Call 402-994-2145 for more details and to set your date.
Morning Coffee Bar 8:00 am
Coffee, Tea, Milk
(Milk available, please ask the cook)
Free will offering - suggested $1.00
Noon Meals (Eat in or Take-out) $5.00
Please call by 9:30 am to reserve
Summer Reading Program
It's time for the Summer Reading program at the Elmwood Public Library.
Spread the word about the Elmwood Public Library!
Visit the Overdrive website for more information on checking out electronic books and media.
Monday 3- 8pm
Wednesday 2 pm -6 pm
Thursday 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
Time for the Good Neighbor Awards
We have a lot of people in the Elmwood-Murdock area who help make our community vibrant, active and a better place to live. If you know one of those people, nominate them to be forever recognized.
This award goes back to 2004 and just take a look at all the good people who have been recognized.
Secure your spot at http://buytickets.at/greengablesinn/257574
Local Concealed Carry Course
The Elmwood Community Center will be hosting a Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) course on July 13, 2019.
Contact Erin Cook for more information
Did you know we have a Community Calendar on the website?
(click here or on the banner above to find the monthly calendar for the month)
There is a wealth of information on the new Elmwood-Murdock website. It is updated on a daily basis by various teachers and department heads.
Check out the calendar on the Elmwood Website
Would love photos of the past events, at email@example.com
The Little Free Pantry is located between Hufstader Chiropractor, the Elmwood Meat Market, and the Village Hall.
You may not get out as often, but people are still in need of emergency supplies and cupboards are bare in some Elmwood homes.
This will be a multi-part story series, so make sure to come back each week.
Miss Kunz taught First Grade through Third Grade for more years than I could then remember. She taught four of the five Parish children.
Why I Love the Letter g - Part 10
Miss Kunz made a small scale grocery store located midway along the south wall of our classroom. Over time, Miss Kunz had collected, intact, empty containers of many common grocery store items.” Clabber Girl Baking Powder”. I always thought, and still do, that anything with a name like that had to be good. (Thank you SNL). There were cracker boxes, cereal boxes, coffee, sugar, flour, soup. The list goes on and on.
The objectives included courtesy on the part of the customer and clerk, accuracy in writing the sales slip, accuracy and correct method of making change. Everyone took their turn as customer and clerk. There was a right way and a wrong way to carry out these tasks and Miss Kunz was not about to have one of her students get it wrong.
All holidays were observed with art projects. Butcher paper and colored chalk were usually the raw materials. At Christmas, the lower window panes were covered with a mixture of Old Dutch Cleanser mixed with enough water to make a smooth white paste. Christmas scenes cut from card stock were templates that allowed the white paste to be on the glass revealing the scene.
When my brother had been in Miss Kunz’s class, two years before me they built a church that was framed with lath and covered with butcher paper. It was large enough to allow seating for the whole class. It featured stained glass windows drawn with gothic arches and colored using chalk. I only saw this once and I don’t think that it was repeated. I can recall my disappointment when I realized that our class would not be building a church.
We made small gifts for our mothers. Once we made a “What Not”. We were given a pre-cut piece of plywood that we sanded, stained, and finished with lacquer. An empty thread spool, split in half and glued to a small mirror, provided a half round hole to hold some fake flowers tied with a little ribbon.
To be continued...
Don't forget to send me your news
There are things happening. Who is in the news, who is making the news? This is what I need for the upcoming year
SEND NEWS and PHOTOS to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently serving hard ice cream in dishes.
we have 8 different flavors to choose from.
Elmwood C Store
Click to Read todays SpringfieldNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays PlattsmouthNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays WeepingWaterNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays GreenwoodNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays NehawkaNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays CedarCreekNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays AvocaNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays ElmwoodNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays MurdockNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays LouisvilleNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays EagleNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays MurrayNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays UnadillaNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays UnionNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays AlvoNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays ManleyNebraska Newsletter
2019 Community Sustaining Sponsor