Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
Several members of the Elmwood Neighborhood Watch team participated in the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in Plattsmouth.
The training started a couple weeks ago but had to be postponed due to weather. The training resumed last weekend and the training finished up today. CERT training was sponsored by Cass County Emergency Management Agency, Sarpy/Cass Department of Health and Wellness, and Cass County Behind the Badge. The instructors were Roseann Dobesh-Degraff, Sandy Weyers, and Matt Jarvis.
CERT training gives the participants the basic skills they will need to respond to their community’s immediate needs in the aftermath of a disaster when emergency services are not immediately available. They are able to identify types of hazards that are most likely to affect the home, workplace, and neighborhood and take steps to prepare others for a disaster.
They learned how to provide immediate assistance to victims in their neighborhood; organize spontaneous, untrained volunteers to provide needed services, and how to collect disaster intelligence to assist professional responders who are trying to distribute limited resources.
Kalee Boden, Co-Captain of the Elmwood Neighborhood Watch team, and her husband, Dalton, both started the training due to the weather rescheduling issue Dalton was unable to finish the training.
David and Beth Philson, also members of the Elmwood Neighborhood Watch team both started the training but only David was able to finish. Matt Jarvis, the contact for the Elmwood Neighborhood Watch team with the Cass County Sheriff’s office, was one of the instructors.
This training is a good example of what citizens can do to prepare for a disaster. We will be looking to those who can lead when a disaster strikes and the more people that are trained the better off that we will be as a society.
Ben’s Brigade would like to thank all the athletes who ordered baseball or basketball photos and supported our fundraising efforts.
We would like to invite Elmwood-Murdock Student’s and Staff to join us at the Star City Buddy Walk on March 17, 2018, at Gateway Mall in Lincoln.
Walkers can walk anytime between 8 am until noon, but our team is planning to walk a few laps as a group at 10:45.
Because of your generous support, we would like to buy a button registration for any EM Staff or Student’s who would like to walk on Ben’s team.
Each walker who participates will earn a raffle ticket they can use to try to win a fun prize. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your button and register.
Thank you for your continued support.
The Willey Family
LEGO Day at the library was a HIT!
The Elmwood Public Library welcomes 25 kids (and a few adults too) who took advantage of the LEGO-themed activities on Thursday, March 8.
There was a Lego building station and an art station where kids could color and do LEGO dot-to-dot sheets. There was even a movie station where kids enjoyed LEGO cartoons projected on the back wall of the library!
Thanks to all who participated, shared and made this day especially fun!
In other library BOOK news...
Choose Your Own Adventure!
They gained popularity in the 80s and now everything that's old is new again. 'Choose Your Own Adventure' books encourage young readers to explore different plot points by giving them the freedom to make their own choices in the book.
"Go down the spooky path?" or "Run back to the mansion?"
The library just secured some new copies and hopes that your young reader will take advantage of these amazing adventures!
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
Nebraska Coaches Association Sportsmanship Award
This past weekend, during the Boys State Basketball Tournament, Elmwood Murdock was chosen to receive the Class C2 Nebraska Coaches Association Sportsmanship Award.
This award is given to the student body, fans and cheerleaders that exhibit school spirit, good sportsmanship to the opposing team and crowd and continue to support and lift up their team.
The Elmwood Murdock student section, mascot, and cheerleaders did a tremendous job of this during our game vs BRLD on Thursday, March 8th at Lincoln Southeast High School. Throughout the entire game, they continued to cheer for the Knights all the way up until the very last second. Always a fan favorite was the fabulous "Rollercoaster", which was a great addition to our timeout routines!
As most of you know, this comes as no surprise for our student body. The Cheerleaders and students have spent much of our season working to have student section themes put together and communicated via their Twitter pages @emknightscheer and @Knights_Section to keep our fans aware of the games and have them travel to away games.
They have used pajamas, USA, neon, white out, blackout and a personal favorite - ESPN's Sportscenter! These students have worked hard all year to support our school!
This Sportsmanship Award was awarded to Elmwood Murdock for their display at the State game but they earned it all season long by cheering loud and cheering proud for our Knights!
A big thank you to Danielle Neels, Jac Clements, Thomas Hynes and Elyse Drake for organizing the Knights Student Section Twitter Page as well as the Elmwood Murdock Spirit Squad members - Kabi Mumford, Elyse Drake, Brianna Scattergood, Alyssa Closner, Jayden Halferty and their coach Casey Clements. They really stepped up to bring our school together! Go Knights!!
Elmwood Pack 360 held their pinewood derby on February 26. 23 boys made cars and raced. 5 boys qualified for districts in the design competition and 5 qualified as the fastest cars. Seven feathers district competition is March 24 in Nebraska City.
Design winners are Blake Lavington, Leo Rikli, Jacob Stewart, Brandt Jacobsen, Bennet Nielsen (picture 1 L to R)
Picture 2 is speed winners L to R 1st Jonah Rikli 2nd Charles Cawley 3rd Ethan Aday 4th Kyler Rikli 5th Layton Poppleton.
The 4th-grade boys Knightstars Basketball team played in the tournament game on Sunday, March 4, 2018, against Conestoga. They played a great game but lost to Conestoga. The boys received silver medals.
Boys L to R front row Clayton Wagner, Ben Willey, Jacob Stewart, Leo Rikli, Charles Cawley, second row Mitchell Shelsta, Dominick Houck, Dashiell Coleman, Lane Mills, Mason Mortimer, back row Coach Don Mills, Coach Dan Coleman PAYTON FRAHM
The coaches this year were Dan Coleman and Don Mills. The 4th-grade girls and friends surprised the boys by doing a cheerleading routine at halftime of the game.
Girls are front row Lyla Coleman, Gracyn Hanes, second row Annie Backemeyer, Marissa Oehlerking, back row Delaney Shield and Aryanna Wall.
Click on the Image above or the 2018 Athletic Banquet invite link for a printable PDF version
This week our Student of the Week Winner is Payton Frahm. He is a senior at Elmwood MurdockHigh School. His activities include football, speech, FBLA, and basketball.He is the son of Doug and Kathy Frahm.
He was nominated for these reasons:
- He is very polite and willing to help anyone who needs it
- He is an extremely hard worker
- He has always done well academically and athletically
- He is a person I greatly trust and admire
Payton, Doug, and Kathyare invited to stop by (we are located under the water tower in Louisville), call (402.234.3333) or email (email@example.com) to get their Witte Physical Therapy t-shirts OR water bottle!
The next Student of the Week will be selected on 3/27/18.All nominations are due by 3/23/18 to firstname.lastname@example.org
School Events - Calendar Reminders
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
Just when you think that the playground at the Elmwood Park can’t get any better, it is about to do just that.
We are, and have been raising money to put in two Expression swings and two toddler swings. The Expression swings have been nicknamed the Mommy & Me swings. The swings are set up so that the adult and baby/toddler face each other and swing together. We have been holding fundraisers and accepting donations for this project and the next event is coming up!
The Elmwood Vendor Frenzy Quarter Mania event will be held on Saturday, March 24th at the Quonset in Elmwood. Chadd and Lindsey Bornemeier have donated the use of the facility for the event. The Quonset is setting up a Taco Bar for $6 a person to keep us from starving.
The Quarter Mania event is new to Elmwood but not to other areas. If you don’t know how they work don’t worry, we will explain it before we get started. We have recruited 13 vendors to participate in the event with three of them being local. Guests will be able to shop at their booths before and during intermission.
Not only will each of the vendors provide a donated item for the cause but many other people, businesses, and organizations are donating items, too. Some of the great items include two stadium and two clubhouse tickets to the Spring Husker game, an overnight stay at a local bed & breakfast, a Husker basket, a gardening basket, a Bucket of Man Tools, A Baker’s Basket, and an Easter Basket for a boy and one for a girl, and many more! There will be door prizes, too!
Tickets may be purchased in advance from any of the local vendors or from the organizers of the event, Julie Anderson, and Kris Shrader.
Vendors for the event are:
- Crafts - Angie Willey (local vendor)
- Scentsy - Mikayla Ruppert (local vendor)
- Thirty One – Nicole Farris (local vendor)
- AP Whitening Toothpaste
- Husband’s Approval
- Inspired Jewel
- JC Wish
- Leaders Lumber Creations
- Pampered Chef
The Elmwood Vendor Frenzy Quarter Mania Lady’s Night Out is an opportunity for vendors and area businesses and organizations to promote their products and services and it is an opportunity for the ladies to win some great items and have fun with their friends.
So, ladies, gather up your friends and get your tickets to the Elmwood Vendor Frenzy Quarter Mania event! Don’t forget your quarters! We will have a change table but bring plenty to get started!
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
We don't deny it, Jesus Christ healing the ill and proclaiming The Good News warm the heart of the world!
Happiness to all in Cass County this week. God loves you and wants to do a miracle with you bringing new life to your home.
Well, another week another little snow here in Cass County. Am feeling for the young men's basketball team of E/M. I know you all did great and had a good season.
During this Lenten season, we all count our losses and rebound into the future. As we march through little towns on the way to Jerusalem, Jesus is healing, and proclaiming the good news of God's Kin_dom Now. God's love is for all peoples. Even when we are in wilderness places there is enough for all. There is enough.
It may be Friday, but Sunday is commin. New life wasn't just resurrection a long time ago, it's happening now. Expect to work with God on a miracle this week. Thanks for being a good neighbor and I'm praying for you all.
May God bless you with enough foolishness
To believe that you can make a difference for good in the world,
So that you can do what others claim cannot be done
To bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor. Amen.
Rev. 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
Nebraska Leaders Honor Former Gov. Charles Thone
Reason for the Flag at Half-mast earlier this week.
Governor Pete Ricketts and State of Nebraska leaders issued statements honoring former Nebraska Governor Charles Thone who passed away at the age of 94. As Governor, Thone led Nebraska during a time of national economic recession. He leaves a legacy of fiscal restraint, great integrity, and stable leadership.
Flags are to be flown at half-staff from sunrise on Thursday, March 8, 2018, to sunset on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
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
The Sarpy/Cass Health Department offers free transportation assistance to women with a mammogram appointment. The service includes home pick up, hospital/clinic drop off, and return home drop off.
Eligibility includes women aged 40-75 years living in Sarpy or Cass counties.
Please call the Health Department at 402-537-6968 for more information.
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Church Times of Service, dinners, meetings, Bible study
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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
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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
** SUNDAY, March 25, 2:00 pm - 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!
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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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