16th Annual Short Story Contest
Deadline for the 16th Annual Bess Streeter Aldrich short story contest is next Friday!
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
Check out the calendar on the Elmwood Website (it's to the right) ---->>>>
If the date is TAN (Beige) then there is something to do in town that day!!
Send me Elmwood-Murdock events you would like me to place on the calendar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Local students make UNL Dean’s List
Several E-M graduates have been named to the UNL Dean’s List or Explore Center List of Distinguished Students for the Fall 2017 semester.
Congratulations to these students:
- Brenna Backemeyer, junior, Dean's List, College of Business, marketing; Dean's List, College of Education and Human Sciences, business, marketing and information technology.
- Cody Brown, senior, Dean's List, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, food science and technology; Dean's List, College of Arts and Sciences, German.
- Natalie Elwood, junior, Dean's List, College of Business, business administration.
- Olivia Lancaster, sophomore, Explore Center List of Distinguished Students, Explore Center, pre-health.
- Cassie Novak, junior, Dean's List, College of Education and Human Sciences, child, youth and family studies.
- Kara Zimmerman, sophomore, Dean's List, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, agribusiness.
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
NEW ELMWOOD-MURDOCK SCHOOL WEBSITE
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.
Elmwood- Murdock Basketball Videos
Don't forget to check out Jim Rusts Vimeo channel for all the latest in Elmwood-Murdock basketball games.
Elmwood Christian Church Update
Let's be good, yes the best neighbors. How about that Boys Basketball Team?
Next week we celebrate Joann Hill's birthday, Sunday afternoon, Feb. 11th.
Did your favorite team win the Souper Bowl? Or did you play cards or scrabble With family and friends instead? I like the M and M candy commercial.
Also, we lift up The Week of Compassion starting Feb. 18-25. We support the work of helping those devastated by storms, fire or war. Around the world and around the year from the USA to the Congo beyond our doorsteps.
We can do "More then we can imagine."
Lift up your face and spirit, see you around,
Pastor Bill Harrold
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
Get your library magnet and head over to the library to borrow not only books but also movies for the whole family.
You can also borrow e-books right from your Kindle or tablet. Ask for a tutorial on how to log in and use the library website.
Do you have a review of a book at the library, submit them by emailing email@example.com
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 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 MealsEat in or Take-out
Please call by 9:30 am to reserve
Suggested price for noon meal is $5.00
Don't forget to send me your news
I know it's January, it's cold, it's the post-holiday doldrums, but there are things happening. Who is in the news, who is making news? This is what I need for the upcoming year
Church Times of Service, dinners, meetings, Bible study
Baseball sign updates
Softball sign updates
Business special events or Open Houses
4-H meeting dates (photos from meetings)
School Accomplishments (high school, college)
Holiday Events & photos (Valentines Day, St Patricks Day, Easter)
SEND ME THE 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
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 email@example.com
Welcome to our newest community advertiser Burrows Real Estate.
If you would like to advertise your business on the Elmwood website just CLICK here
Prices started at just $25 per month
Seed Starting and Vegetable Garden Planning
Presented by John Porter, Urban Agriculture Educator
Getting that itch to get in the garden and start planting? Wanting to get a head start while the weather is cold and snowy?
Learn how to start seeds indoors and prepare for the growing season by attending this very educational and fun workshop.
Where: Cass County Extension Office
8400 144th St. Weeping Water, NE
When: Tuesday, February 13th from 6-8 pm
Cost: $10, Checks payable to University of Nebraska-Lincoln
*Money will be collected at the door or can be dropped off at the Extension Office when registering.
Please stop in, call or email the Extension Office to reserve your spot.
402-267-2205 or Cass-County@unl.edu
Please contact Brett Kreifels with questions.
402-267-2205 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for something to do with the kids during the winter. We have a wonderful "playground" right in our own backyard with Mahoney state park offering ice skating, ice fishing, and indoor birthday parties at the playground. So if your kids are getting cabin fever let them run off some energy in the ball pits and climbing wall and not your furniture.
NEST ‘Why I Want to Go to College’ Writing Contest Announced
Lincoln, Neb. (January 8, 2018) – The 16th annual “Why I Want to Go to College” writing contest, sponsored by the Nebraska State Treasurer’s Office and the Omaha Storm Chasers, is getting underway with entries due March 2, 2018. The writing contest is open to seventh and eighth graders.
Twelve winners will receive contributions to Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) college savings accounts including $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place. Three winners will be chosen from each of Nebraska’s three Congressional districts, and thee winners will be chosen from outside Nebraska.
Nebraska winners will be recognized at home plate on May 6 at the Storm Chasers game at Werner Park in Papillion. Each Nebraska winner will receive four tickets to the game.
“Congratulating contest winners with a ceremony at Werner Park is one of the highlights of the year,” said State Treasurer Don Stenberg, Trustee of NEST. “I enjoy meeting the young people and hearing about their plans for their future, and I also enjoy meeting the parents, grandparents, and siblings who provide enormous support, encouragement, and inspiration to these young people. The writing contest provides an opportunity for young people to learn about saving for higher education and, at the same time, polish their writing skills for high school and later.”
Families can save for college for their children and grandchildren through NEST, the state-sponsored 529 college savings program that allows for tax-free investments and tax-free qualified withdrawals. Nebraska account owners qualify for up to $10,000 a year in state income tax deductions.
Students are asked to reflect in their written entries on the value of education and what they hope to achieve through higher education. Entries are limited to 750 words and must be typed, double-spaced on 8 ½- X 11-inch paper. They will be judged by students and faculty at Midland University in Fremont.
Details about the writing contest are available on the Treasurer’s website at www.treasurer.nebraska.gov/csp/scholarships/essay/college/2018/contest-announcement/.
Entries must be postmarked by March 2, 2018, and mailed to Becki Frishman, Omaha Storm Chasers, 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion, NE 68046.
NEST is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan and provides four plans to help make saving for college simple and affordable: NEST Direct College Savings Plan, the NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, the TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and the State Farm College Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as Program Trustee. First National Bank of Omaha serves as Program Manager, and all investments are approved by the Nebraska Investment Council. Families nationwide are saving for college using Nebraska’s 529 College Savings Plans, which have more than 254,000 accounts, including 79,000 in Nebraska. Visit NEST529.com and treasurer.nebraska.gov for more information.
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Nebraska State Treasurer's Office
Nebraska State Capitol, Suite 2005
Post Office Box 94788
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
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