Mickie Clements received the reserve champion award for
her Christmas Tree Quilt she made for her daughter Angela
that was entered at the Cass County Fair. She also received
a first place and best in class award for the Christmas quilt
she made for Aaron and Alicia Clements, and a.first place
ribbon for a Double Wedding Ring quilt she made for her
niece Nicole Oldfield.
IF MY BODY WERE A CAR???
If my body were a car, this is teh time I would be thinking about trading it in
for a newer model. I've got bumps and dents and scratches in my finish, and
my paint job is getting a little dull. But that's not the worst of it. My headlights
are out of focus, and it's especially hard to see things up close.
My traction is not as graceful as it once was. I slip and slide and skid and
bum into things even in the best of weather. My whitewalls are stained with
varicose veins. It takes me hours to reach my maxium speed. My fuel rate
burns inefficiently. But here's the worst of it -- Almost every time I sneeze,
cough, or laugh, either my radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires!
CACH FOR CLUNKERS...I qualify..How about you?
Apron Program & Dinner
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009
Everyone's invited! It will be a salad dinner.
Bring an apron that you like or have an
interesting story to tell about it. The special
guest speaker will be Carolyn Golden.
Lofte Music Director Featured in National Magazine
Betty Colbert of Weeping Water has been active with the
Lofte Community Theatre for nearly thirty years. She's painted set,
sewn costumes and sold tickets. However, perhaps her most
valued contribution has been the dual role of Music and Vocal
Director for the summer musicals. It was Mrs. Colbert's dedicated
service to such a unique rural arts organization that caught the
attention of the editors at "Country Woman Magazine."
"Country Woman" is a bi-monthly publication distributed
throughout the United States and Canada. Its focus is rural
life including women, families and their hobbies. Last October
editors at the magazine contacted the Lofte and asked for more
information about the theater, and requested an interview with
Mrs. Colbert. The two-page pictorial and story about Mrs.
Colbert and the Lofte can be found in the current August/September
2009 edition of "Country Woman."
In addition to her extensive hours spent helping at the Lofte,
Mrs. Colbert is also the K-12 music instructor at Elmwood-Murdock
The Flying Wheels Will Be CLOSED over Labor Day Weekend!
We will Open the Following Weekend with Some New Hours
and Some Old Hours.
Saturday AM - 11:00 - 2:00
Saturday PM - 6:30 - 10:30
Sunday PM - 4:00 - 8:00
And there will be other special events coming soon! Call for info
about birthday parties!
School's Back in Session! It was a fast 4 month break!
Joe's first day of 7th grade.
Millie's first day as a Junior. You have to be quick to catch her!
Go Watch Mary Lenz Race
Sunday Night at Eagle!
Mary took first place at Beatrice a couple weeks ago.
She's smokin' hot!
The first 8,500 people at Eagle will get a free whoopi cushion!
They are trying to set the world record for the largest...flatulation. :)
Elmwood-Murdock's first football game was a winner against
the Palmyra Panthers! Go Knights!
The team warms up.
Jacob and Griffin are eager to serve at the
new concessions stand.
New Concessions stand takes the snack bar out of the
It was also cheer camp night. The little girls practiced
with the high school cheerleaders and performed
during half time.
Breann Ross and Rebecca Fortney
Sammie Olson, Brook Speiring, and Rachel Fortney
Cheerleading makes you crazy!
Rebecca says the best part of being a
cheerleader is the cool skirt.
Watch this, she says!
Look who came to the game! Marti!! Along with
her sisters and friends.
Balloons were sold to raise money to buy uniforms
for the younger football team.
No more early outs from the heat. Check out the
The Easter Bunny Stops by in August!
We found the eggs, still stuffed with candy, and
thought it was a great day for an Easter egg hunt!
You decide. Have We Learned Anything?
I was told by two kids who were passengers in this car that they
were driving around Elmwood in the wee hours of the morning last
Saturday when they decided to go "drifting." Apparently that is
when you slam on the emergency brake and slide around a corner.
Things didn't go as planned and they slammed into a curb, took
out the stop sign, and slid through a yard. The car was obviously
damaged. They thought it was funny. They were proud. I was very
angry and saddened by this story. I've also heard a couple horror stories
about the kids and their driving practices between Elmwood and Murdock.
It doesn't sound like some of them know what "Yield" means. I'm
wondering if the kids of Elmwood-Murdock have learned anything
in the last year. I'm not usually privy to the stories of what the kids
do after hours and I don't really want to know! I like to think that I know
what my kids are doing. Do you know what yours are doing?
A Message For the Kids:
Life is precious.
You only get one chance.
Your actions affect many people.
Death is final.
You can't afford to take stupid chances.
We will make memorials to you.
We will cry for you.
We will laugh through our tears about how much fun you were.
We will talk about how sad it is.
We will grieve.
Our lives will go on.
You would be missed.
Elmwood-Murdock loves their kids.
We all care about you. You are cool kids.
Stop taking stupid chances.
Give yourselves a chance to grow up.
Don't make us go through it again. We don't want to lose you.
Thanks to my friends who care enough about my kids to
let me know when they are acting stupid. I never want to
believe it but I have to, they aren't perfect. They are kids...
they need our guidance. They need to know they are not
invisible nor invincible.
My intention with this story is not to offend or judge. I thought
about not saying anything but I couldn't let it go. If I make one
parent question their child closer and it makes a difference that's
enough. Check up on them. Quiz them. Spy on them. Trust,
but verify. Hug your kids, hold them close, never forget how
special they are, and find out what the heck they are doing
when they leave the house!