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 Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

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In amongst all that were two school programs. Video of the Junior/Senior High program are below. I hope you enjoy them!

I know I'm slowing down a little, but the wrapping paper is still staring at me and the Christmas tree just yelled at me to water it.

Yes, as I was writing I remembered the tree had not been watered in the past couple of days...oh well. Life goes on.

Speaking of life going on the Village of Elmwood has three new Village Board members. 

Results of Elmwood Nebraska Village Board Election

Congratulations to...Miki Bruns, Trent Shrader, and Brandon Collins. We have some excellent representatives of Elmwood and now let the work on continuing to improve our town for the future.

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Elementary school students are invited to see a movie at the library on their day off from school.

On Thursday, December 28th we will be showing “SING!” at 11:30.

We will provide a drink and a snack and the movie will be finished by 1:30 with plenty of time to clean up before the library closes at 2:00.
Please come and join us. You'll have a singin' good time!

 FREE Elmwood Library hour magnets available. Stop by and pick one up for your refrigerator. Never forget when the library hours are again. I know I'm going to get one. I have a memory like a sieve sometimes!

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 Do you have a review of a book at the library, submit them by emailing editor@elmwoodnebraska.com  

Bess Streeter Aldrich House and Museum

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Hours for the Christmas Exhibit

Dec 23, Saturday  1:00 - 4:00pm

Dec 30, Saturday  1:00 - 4:00pm (many trees will still be decorated)

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If you haven't stopped by yet, make it a plan this weekend. Every room is simply gorgeous and there is something new to see around every corner. You can enter a free drawing for a free copy of "Journey into Christmas" which include "The Silent Stars Go By." All you have to do is search for an angel in each room and the person that contributed it to the display. 


Here is the full article in the Plattsmouth paper -- READ MORE HERE

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16th Annual Short Story Contest

Start thinking of ideas for the 16th Annual Bess Streeter Aldrich short story contest. 

The goal is to generate a fictional short story that is written in the wholesome spirit displayed by Bess Streeter Aldrich in her works while incorporating a theme that focuses on Nebraska’s economy, history, cultural diversity, and/or geography (past, present, and/or future).

Writers are encouraged to focus on historical and/or realistic topics. This year the Aldrich Foundation is paying tribute to Mrs. Aldrich’s novel The Rim of the Prairie and believe it would be an excellent resource.

Eligibility (Four divisions):

Adult: 1st Prize $100; 2nd Prize $50; 3rd Prize $25
High School (Grades 9-12): 1st Prize $50; 2nd Prize $25; 3rd Prize $15
Middle School (Grades 6-8): 1st Prize $50; 2nd Prize $25; 3rd Prize $15
Intermediate School (Grades 3-5): 1st Prize $25; 2nd Prize $15; 3rd Prize $10

Complete rules are found at the Bess Streeter Alrich Website

Stories can be submitted on online. Deadline is February 17, 2018 


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Basketball season is in full swing and if you haven't been able to get to a game you can watch them on Jim Rust's Vimeo channel in their entirety. In fact, you can even catch a few highlights people are talking about. 

Winter Concert

Like always Mrs. Colbert and Mr. Hansen put together a wonderful Winter Concert that highlights the talents of our junior high and high school students. Even though my kids are no longer in school I love to attend as it is so breathtaking and a wonderful tradition.

Enjoy selected performances from the concert. It is a YouTube Playlist so each song will progress to the next. You can have it running in the background as you work on your computer at home or work.

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 Post Prom Fundraiser

Post-Prom has started a new fundraiser where you are able to purchase gift cards through Post Prom to all of your favorite restaurants and stores at no extra cost to you. For every card you purchase, a percentage goes to Post Prom with you still getting the full value of the card you purchased.

Please consider using the cards not only for Christmas gifts and shopping but also for your dining, weekly errands, and grocery shopping. Please see the attachment for a complete list of cards available. E-Scrip is also available on select cards for a convenient shopping option. For any questions please talk to Annette Eggert, Theresa Hansen, or Diane Neels or stop and see us at our table at home basketball games. You can find us at the fresh baked cookies!

See the attached the order form (2 pages) if you would like to purchase some cards but are unable to make it to a home basketball game. You can mail your form with your payment to Diane Neels. PRINT VERSION CLICK HERE

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Shutterfly Fundraiser

Shop Shutterfly to support your school

The holidays are almost here, and many families will order photo holiday greeting cards or photo holiday gifts. One of the most popular online websites for photo cards and gifts is Shutterfly.com.

The Elmwood-Murdock Booster Club is partnering with Shutterfly and Tiny Prints to raise money for our school. For each purchase you make from one of these online stores, 13% will be donated to the Elmwood-Murdock School.

How To Support The Elmwood-Murdock School:
1. Go to our Storefront URL here –  http://emboosterclub.shutterflystorefront.com/
2. Click through to Shutterfly.com or Tinyprints and start shopping
3. Make a purchase

That’s it, it’s that easy! And you can still use any promotions that are being advertised on the Shutterfly site – right now, all holiday greeting cards are 50% off! Feel free to share this tip with all your friends and family, the more people who purchase, the more our organization earns.

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Elmwood Village Board News

The Elmwood Village Board and Library are seeking community feedback regarding how we can grow and improve our community and library. We value your feedback, so please consider completing these surveys to continue making Elmwood a great place to live!

The Elmwood Library is seeking feedback on how to better serve the community. The following survey contains questions regarding what the library does well and how the library can improve. Please be as thorough as possible with your answers so we may get the best results. Thank you for helping us improve the Elmwood Library!

The surveys can also be taken online outside of the newsletter by clicking on the categories below.

Elmwood Village Survey Here

Elmwood Library Here 


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Elmwood Community Center

(right next door to Elmwood Inspired)

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
Daily Menu


Please call by 9:30 am to reserve

Suggested price for noon meal is $5.00


We are currently serving hard ice cream in dishes.
we have 8 different flavors to choose from.

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Bits and Pieces 402-994-5755

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9:00 – 4:00

Wednesday 9:00 – 12:00 Friday 9:00 – 5:00
Closed on Monday 

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Submit Your Stories and NEWS

This is a reminder to PLEASE email me upcoming news and events. Or, if you happen to see an event happening, or something fun going on in Elmwood, take a photo and email it to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com  

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