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Sunday, April 1, 2018

11:00 am Following Services  

OPEN to ALL Children

(preschool and elementary-aged children)

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Christian Church

311 N 5th St, Elmwood

Brind your Own Basket!!

Easter Services for all at 10:00 am

For more inofrmation, email ccelmwood@windstream.net or call Pastor Harrold at 402-994-2355Vietnam Veterans Day Poster with Lapel Pin 

SIM-NE Training

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Elmwood benefited from the training offered through the University of Nebraska Medical Center last Wednesday.  Through a generous $5.5 million grant from the Leona and Harry Helmsley Foundation, the simulation in Motion-Nebraska (SIM-NE) was developed. 

SIM-NE is a statewide, mobile education system, which brings state-of-the-art, hands-on training, using high fidelity human patient simulators, to pre-hospital and hospital professionals throughout the state. 

These simulators are some of the most technologically advanced training tools available to the medical community today. 

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This unique program delivers quality education to providers who otherwise would not have opportunities to attend simulation training.Rural areas such as Elmwood rely on volunteers for emergency responders.  In order for many of those volunteers to attend training, they would have to drive an hour or more. 

The SIM-NE units will travel to local communities to provide the training.  They came to Elmwood and let the local team practice with their simulators.

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There are four simulation labs that are 44-foot trucks with two simulation spaces: an emergency room and an ambulance module. Each of the four mobile simulation labs will be staffed by licensed, experienced healthcare professionals and educators and will provide a realistic, yet safe and relaxed learning environment.

They are outfitted with realistic equipment and 5 high-fidelity patient simulators. The manikins used in the simulations cost almost $900,000.  The simulation units will be housed in Norfolk, Lincoln, Kearney, and Scottsbluff. 

SIM-NE is a partnership of educational institutions, academic departments representing a number of disciplines, charitable organizations, and public agencies that are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Nebraskans. 

SIM-NE will come back to Elmwood whenever they are requested.  It is a great opportunity to practice the skills they have learned in a safe environment where mistakes are a learning experience for the responders.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center said Tuesday that the grant from the Leona and Harry Helmsley foundation will pay for four of the $500,000 trucks to be stationed across the state.

Nebraska is the fourth state to receive a grant from the Helmsley Foundation for the trucks after South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana. The grant has paid for four of the $500,000 trucks that are stationed across the state.



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!!

Library hours

Monday 3- 8pm

Tuesday 2-6pm

Wednesday 2 pm -6 pm

Thursday 10 am - 2 pm

Saturday 10 am - 2 pm 


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 One more prom is in the books and the kids had a great time!! parents and kids gathered at the high school for the traditional photos and walk down the Red Carpet where they then boarded buses to prom and after prom.The Senior and Junior Class in all their finery.

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Seniors 2018 Elmwood-Murdock Senior Class Prom 2018

Post Prom was held at the YMCA and the kids were able to enjoy gaming, climbing walls, and bubble soccer. I even saw some kids in church the next morning. Good for them!! 

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FishFry 2018 Athletic Banquet invite Click on the Image above or the 2018 Athletic Banquet invite  link for a printable PDF version

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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 (dan@wittephysicaltherapy.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 dan@wittephysicaltherapy.com

School Events - Calendar Reminders

For more dates and schedules of all school club activities visit the Events schedule on the Elmwood-Murdock website


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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 editor@elmwoodnebraska.com  

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Elmwood Park News

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!

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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
  • Norwex
  • Pampered Chef
  • Paparazzi
  • Tupperware
  • Wildtree

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!


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 St. Paul Methodist Church

JOY OF MUSIC - Sunday, April 8th at 6 pm Come enjoy a variety of music from our community at the Murdock United Methodist Church, 220 Kansas ST, Murdock, NE

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The Great Plains United Methodist Women Spring Mission trip to the Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC) has room for other women.

This trip is April 16-20, 2018. Carpool with others and leave Monday, April 16 about 7:30 am. Work 3 days in the warehouse or sewing room. There is a variety of work available that anyone can do. Arrive home about 5:30 pm Friday, April 20. Kelli Brewer is going.

Contact Teena Faubel at 402 217-3775 or tfaubel@yahoo.com for details.

MMDC is near Springfield, IL. It is a disaster relief facility where different kits (cleaning, health, school) are made to help victims during disasters. Anyone is welcome - there’s always great fellowship. 

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 

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AT SUNSET the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness and laying his hands on each one he healed them.
- Luke 4:10

This is Pastor Bill Harrold at 311 N 5th thinking about Palm Sunday and Holy Week with Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
Then comes Easter on April 1st, April Fools Day. I'm a fool for Christ, trying to give my life away for the people of the
common good.

All before Easter Christ was healing and restoring there body, minds, and soul: heart disease, overweight, and opioid overdoses. Jesus brings new spirit, emotional, mental and physical life and practices. We are called as partners in Christ's service to others. The kin_dom of God is Now. We are trying to be good neighbors, how about you?

Yes, I've been rooting for my teams in the NCAA Men's and Women's basketball tournament. Mostly though I root for the people around me who are struggling broken and in need of God's healing powers. God bless our children and students this week. Be with our elderly ones living at home and lonely too. May God bring wholeness to the chaotic world where we live.

Let's live into the resurrection life. For, every morning is Easter Morning from now on.
May God bless you and your neighbors, this week in our county and state,

Pastor Bill Harrold, ECC (DoC)

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

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

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(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

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Please call by 9:30 am to reserve

Suggested price for noon meal is $5.00

Work to Begin on N-63 Alvo North Realignment

March 15, 2018 (Lincoln, Neb.) — Weather permitting, work is scheduled to continue the week of March 19 on N-63, between Alvo and I-80, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

Knife River, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa has the $11,758,926 contract. Work will include realignment of N‑63, culverts and box culverts, and wetland mitigation. This will be the second of two phases of work.

During this phase, N-63 will be closed to traffic from Reference Post 4+20 (Alvo) to Reference Post 9+68 (Church Road). A marked detour will be in place along I-80 to N-66 to N-50 to US-34 for southbound traffic and along US-34 to N-50 to N-66 to I-80 for northbound traffic. This portion of the project is anticipated to be completed in November 2018.

The Department’s project manager is Jesse De Los Santos of Lincoln. Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through work zones and along detours.

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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There are things happening. Who is in the news, who is making news? This is what I need for the upcoming year

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Mahoney State Park Activities

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.

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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!


Cass County CASA
Court Appointed Special Advocates in Cass County speak up for the best interests of abused and neglected children.
Training starts April 2018.
It consists of 15 hours of online training and 15 hours of in-person training.
If you are interested, please contact Angie Neumiller at 402-296-9521,

Our Assisted Living/Nursing Care Facility
seeks caring, devoted individuals.
We have competitive wages, excellent benefits
& a superior working environment.

PT/FT Activity Assistant, M-F 9-5, Some Saturdays
FT CMA, 10 pm – 6 am
FT CNA’s, 2 pm – 10 pm
Weekends Only CNA’s, All Shifts
PT Dietary Assistants, 1 - 8:30 pm
FT Cook, 12:30 – 8:30 pm

FREE medical, dental & vision coverage
for Full Time employees.
We also offer PayFlex; 401K Plan; &
Educational Assistance.

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.

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Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Tabloid to Be Published in

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 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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