DONATION TO SAVE PETS FROM FIRE
Elmwood, NE – (February 26th, 2018)
First Responders with the Elmwood Rescue are now some of the best-equipped in the nation to save a pet’s life. That’s because Invisible Fence of the Heartland has donated 1 pet oxygen mask kit to the department.
This donation is just a small part of Invisible Fence® Brand’s Project Breathe™ program, which was established with the goal of equipping every fire station in America and Canada with pet oxygen masks. These masks allow firefighters and EMS staff to give oxygen to pets who are suffering from smoke inhalation when they are rescued from fires and often save pets’ lives.
Invisible Fence® Brand has donated a total of more than 18,700 pet oxygen masks to fire stations all over the U.S. and Canada throughout the life of the program. “When a family suffers the tragedy of a fire, lives are turned upside down,” said Ed Hoyt, Director of Invisible Fence® Brand. “Pets are valued family members, so we want families to know that their pet can be cared for if tragedy strikes.”
“We realize that humans are the first priority, but in many cases, pets can be saved if firefighters have the right equipment,” said Hoyt. “Project Breathe™ program is simply a way of giving firefighters the tools necessary to save pets’ lives.”
Although the number of pets that die in fires is not an official statistic kept by the U.S. Fire Administration, industry web sites and sources have cited an estimated 40,000 to 150,000 pets die in fires each year, most succumbing to smoke inhalation. In most states, emergency responders are unequipped to deal with the crisis. The loss is terrible for the family, heart wrenching for firefighters.
The company has set up a website, www.invisiblefence.com/O2, where local fire personnel can make a request for their own departments.
About Invisible Fence® Brand
Invisible Fence® Brand is the original electronic pet containment system and offers a comprehensive family of containment, avoidance, and access products to keep pets out of harm's way and prevent unwanted behaviors throughout both the home and yard. Owned by Radio Systems Corporation in Knoxville, Tenn., Invisible Fence® Brand solutions are sold nationwide by professional, authorized dealers who provide Perfect Start™ Pet training and custom installation that have safely contained over 2 million pets. Invisible Fence® Brand has taken pet care beyond the home and started the Project Breathe™ program For more information on Invisible Fence® Brand or to find a local dealer, visit www.invisiblefence.com.
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! There’s a special on Irish-inspired books at the Elmwood Library. These and many more titles can be yours for TWO WEEKS at no charge! That’s right! Hurry into the Elmwood Library today!
Be Sure to stop by the library and say HELLO!!
Monday 3- 8pm
Wednesday 2 pm -6 pm
Thursday 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
Our end of season tournament is this weekend for the 3rd through 6th-grade boys and girls. Attached are the following locations
of games and tournament brackets. All Championship games will be played in Elmwood on Sunday, February 25th - times included on attachments.
Admission fee is $4, which provides access to all games and locations on Saturday.
Entrance fee is also $4 on Sunday and provides access to all championship games Sunday.
Full concessions will be available in Elmwood.
See the following PDF files for team statistics and Brackets
School Events - Calendar Reminders
Spring Break (coincides with Girls Basketball tournament)
NO SCHOOL Mar 1 & 2
Spring Break (coincides with Boys Basketball tournament)
NO SCHOOL Mar 8 & 9
Speech Night at the Oscars
Open to the Public Speech Presentation
(more details to come)
For more dates and schedules of all school club activities visit the Events schedule on the Elmwood-Murdock 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.
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 email@example.com
Paul Methodist Church
Our Lenten Study for the next six weeks.
Weeks three and four are at the Elmwood Christian Church Disciples of Christ
March 7: "The Miracle of Love"
March 14: "Activate the Power of Faith"
Weeks five and six are at Murdock Ebenezer United Methodist Church
March 21: "Activate the Power of Prayer"
March 28: "Activate Health and Healing"
God Bless You All and I wish you joy on the St. Valentine's Day :)
Rev. Michael Lee Burgess
Elmwood Christian Church Update
There was a big land sale this past week in the county. I hope the land is blessed by new care takers in the future.
Nebraskans are known for honoring creation and helping it be productive so as to feed the hungry stomachs in the
country and our world. And we've gotten a little moisture these last few weeks to soften the soil and encourage growth.
Of course we along with the world are praying good for all the students in our homes, schools and churches. What blessings
they are to me, an "old geezer". I have a grand-daughter in Colorado who is a Kindergartener. She sends out imogis (pictures) to her family on her mother's iphone. Have you heard that we are using images to talk like the ancient Egyptians used four thousand years ago? Well, keep praying for our students.
Here comes the month of March, celebrate international Women's Day on the 8th. And remember Jesus brought good news; the kingdom of God is here now. From Elmwood Christian Church home of disciples of Christ and a great back yard snow park.
See you around the community,
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
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
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I know it's March, but winter is winding down and spring is about to spring!!
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Church Times of Service, dinners, meetings, Bible study
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We are currently serving hard ice cream in dishes.
we have 8 different flavors to choose from.
Elmwood C Store
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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
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.
Country Musc Theatre - Louisville
February 24 - Midnight Wanderers Band
March 10 - Elaine Behrends & Friends
** SUNDAY, March 25 - FREE ADMISSION! Gospel Show
March 31 - Kathy Dovel & Friends
*** 2 PM SHOW! April 7 - Cornhusker Jammers Show, (NOT a jam session)
April 14 - Jeanette Hill & August Moon Band
April 28 - Rayne Magill & Friends
May 12 - Down Home Band, Fred & Dorothy Techau & Friends
May 26 - Bill Hill & Fine Wine Band
June 9 - Alex Vanderbeck & Friends
June 23 - Al Kelley & Reilly Creek Band
July 7 - Kenny Briton & Friends
July 21 - Rodger Roberts & Friends
August 4 - Irish Donahoo & Friends
August 18 - Terry Hovey & Friends
September 1 - Steve Jensen & Friends
September 15 - Larry Hanson & Friends
September 29 - Fred Larson &Friends
October 13 - FREE ADMISSION! CCMT Anniversary Show!
October 27 - Frank Bigelow & Friends
November 10 - Warren Brewer & Friends
November 24 - Josh Krohn & Dirty River Ramblers
December 8 - Christmas Show,
(Young musicians, up to 16 years old will be entertaining!)
** 7 PM, Monday, December 31, New Year's Eve Party!
Our Assisted Living/Nursing Care Facility
seeks caring, devoted individuals.
We have competitive wages, excellent benefits
& a superior working environment.
FT CMA, 2-10 pm & 10 pm – 6 am
FT CNA’s, 2 pm – 10 pm
Weekends Only CNA’s, All Shifts
Weekends Only Housekeeper, 7.5 hrs/day
PT Dietary Assistants, 1 - 8:30 pm
FT Cook, 12:30 – 8:30 pm
Offering FREE medical, dental & vision coverage
for Full Time employees.
We also offer PayFlex; 401K Plan; &
Apply in person at 1300 Avenue D, Plattsmouth, NE 68048
or call (402) 296-7330 for more information.
www.thenebraskamasonichome.org for an application – then hand deliver or mail.
Must pass pre-employment physical, drug test, and background checks.
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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Assistant State Treasurer | Director of Communications
Nebraska State Treasurer's Office
Nebraska State Capitol, Suite 2005
Post Office Box 94788
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
Nebraska Newspapers, Beginning Sunday
Lincoln, Neb. (February 27, 2018) – The 2018 Unclaimed Property Annual Report will be published in 16 Nebraska newspapers in the coming weeks, as required by state law, beginning March 4 in the Omaha World-Herald and the Scottsbluff Star-Herald, Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg said today.
Stenberg said the 40-page tabloid includes 30,865 names that were turned over to the Treasurer’s Office in 2017. The pages of names include individuals, businesses, organizations, institutions, schools and colleges, and governmental entities.
“I want to emphasize the tabloid contains only new properties turned over to the Treasurer’s Office in 2017 by banks, insurance companies, and other holders and is only a small portion of the total 350,000 names in the Treasurer’s unclaimed property database,” Stenberg said. “By law, we are required to publish these names in newspapers across the state and to send follow-up letters to the last known addresses of the owners. These efforts, along with our outreach booth at the Nebraska State Fair, account for the largest number of filed and approved claims each year.”
In 2017, the Unclaimed Property Division of the Treasurer’s Office returned more than $15.3 million to owners, the second largest amount returned in one year in the history of the program. In 2016, the Treasurer’s Office returned $16.3 million to owners, setting a record for the program. In 2017, a total of 16,748 claims were paid for an average of $914 a claim.
“As in the past, this year’s tabloid features stories of five families and one organization that received unclaimed property from the Treasurer’s Office last year. We thank the people for sharing their stories, which encourages others to contact our office and to realize that the process is pretty simple and the rewards can be great,” Stenberg said.
Stenberg also praised his staff. “I appreciate the staff’s continued hard work and diligence in locating hard-to-find owners who are oftentimes scattered across the United States and abroad and the staff’s friendly assistance to people who visit our office. Many times, the owner information we receive is out-of-date or inaccurate, and we depend on a variety of research tools and contacts to find and document proper owners,” he said.
“As more Nebraska companies engage in global business and as more international students attend Nebraska colleges and sometimes relocate here for a while, the unclaimed property staff is now searching for owners not only from across the United States but also internationally,” Stenberg said. In 2017, the Treasurer’s Office paid claims to owners throughout the United States as well as in the United Kingdom, Gambia, Japan, France, Australia, Germany, and Switzerland.
Other interesting facts from 2017 include the following:
- The largest claim paid was $341,364 to an Omaha estate.
- Seventeen claims paid in 2017 exceeded $100,000 each; 28 claims ranged between $50,000 and $99,999,
- The most voluminous claim paid totaled 35 pages and included 231 properties for a descendant of a Nemaha County pioneer family.
- Among the owners claiming property in 2017 was television personality Dick Cavett, who received $682 from his parents’ estate.
- Altogether, the Treasurer’s Office is holding more than $170 million in unclaimed funds for more than 350,000 owners.
- There is never a charge for searching or filing a claim with the Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division.
Stenberg reminded owners that they may search for unclaimed property online attreasurer.nebraska.gov. In instances in which property is $500 or less, owners may file claims online through the Treasurer’s website. Common forms of unclaimed property are uncashed paychecks, refunds, rental deposits, utility deposits, stocks, dividends, insurance payments, savings bonds, matured CDs, and lost IRAs.
The 2018 tabloid will be published in the following newspapers on the following dates:
March 4 – Omaha World-Herald and Scottsbluff Star-Herald
March 17 – Beatrice Daily Sun, Columbus Telegram, Fremont Tribune, Norfolk Daily News, and York News-Times
March 18 – Lincoln Journal Star
March 30 – Holdrege Citizen, McCook Gazette, and Sidney Sun-Telegraph
March 31 – Alliance Times-Herald, Hastings Tribune, and Kearney Hub
April 1 – Grand Island Independent and North Platte Telegraph
Ways to search for unclaimed property and file claims include the following:
- Check the Nebraska State Treasurer’s website at treasurer.nebraska.gov. Type a name in the search box on the home page or click on the Unclaimed Property tab at the top of the page.
- For an amount less than $500, an owner may file a claim online through the website, with the required information.
- For an amount greater than $500, an owner may complete the claim form found on the website and in the tabloid and mail to the State Treasurer’s Office, Unclaimed Property Division, 809 P St., Lincoln, NE 68508-1390. The form must be notarized.
- Call the Unclaimed Property Division at 1-877-572-9688 toll-free outside of Lincoln or 402-471-8497 in Lincoln. Calls are taken 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., CT, weekdays.
- Visit the Unclaimed Property office at 809 P Street in Lincoln or in the Treasurer’s Office in Suite 2005 of the State Capitol. Hours at both locations are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. An owner should bring a driver’s license and Social Security card.
- If filing on behalf of a deceased family member for an amount greater than $500, the owner must provide documentation to establish legal authority to file the claim including a will, death certificate, obituary notice, and personal representative documents.
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