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Who is getting tired of this weather?? Seriously is spring ever going to arrive? My Daffodils have been in standstill just waiting for warm weather to open. The first sign of real spring and nice weather I'm going to be going around town taking photos of tulips, daffodils, flower, and COLOR. I want color. I'm tired of "mud season". 

So to brighten your day and get you looking forward to some warm weather here is some color from LAST year. 


Bess Streeter Aldrich House

 Just in time to start thinking about spring and outdoor activities, set aside time NOW for Tea in the Gardens. The Christian Church Women's Group will be hosting "Tea in the Garden" every Saturday and Sunday in May from 1:00 -4:00 

A great time to gather with friends, relax and enjoy the spring weather (yes,we will have spring weather)




 Spirit Squad News

Let’s Get Ready for Spring!

It’s time for the
Elmwood Murdock Spirit Squad
Plant Sale!!

Friday, May 4th from 4pm-8pm
Saturday, May 5th 9am-3pm

Where: Elmwood Fire Hall

IMG 20170506 094527202Thank you for supporting the
Elmwood Murdock Spirit Squad!

All proceeds benefit the Elmwood Murdock Spirit Squad as they raise money to attend Cheer Camp this summer and purchase their new uniforms!

Just a tip if you want your pick of plants, go on Friday afternoon, it's a popular place and choices decrease quickly.



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 Winter is here! (Yes, I know, we want it to leave)

The uber-popular saga, “Game of Thrones,” has invaded the Elmwood Public Library! Not only do we have the George R.R. Martin books, we have obtained DVDs of the HBO series, seasons 1 through 7.

Stop in to check it out!

Digital and Audio Books

The Elmwood Library's inventory is bigger than you thought. Did you realize that you can check-out e-books via your Kindle, iPad, eReader or computer? It's true! There are several hundred titles available for both fiction, non-fiction, children's lit and even audiobooks. All you need is an active account with the Elmwood Public Library and maybe the following cheat sheet. Happy reading!

OverDrive eBook system that allows you to borrow books from the comfort of your home, or anywhere.

Below are the instructions and you can download the PDF instructions here to print.

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OverDrive Help pdf April 2018 2You can also visit the Overdrive website for more information. 

Be sure to stop by the library and check out the new book series that just arrived. The DVD set is also available.

NOT telling you what series it is, but once you find out there will be a list to get them. It's THAT popular

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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NEW OWNERS & new management 

As of April 1st, the Quonset bar-and-grill is under new ownership.

Elmwood natives Troy and Becky Callaway will be taking over and will continue to run it as a bar and grill. 

Everyone knows Becky! She has been a fixture at the Elmwood convenience store for 22 years! She has been the manager for many years and now she is going to take her expertise to making The Quonset better than EVER!!

Seriously I talked to her just last week and can you say STEAK and PRIME RIB?

Some of your favorites will still be available. Taco Tuesday will remain. But be prepared for a new menu. I've been teased with chicken wings done right. Oh, I SOOOOO love chicken wings.

Several graduation parties have already been booked, DARE roller skating will return and many other community opportunities.

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 Seniors missing Danielle Neels

2018 Nebraska FBLA State Leadership Conference Results

Twenty-seven Elmwood-Murdock FBLA members attended the State Leadership Conference in Omaha from April 5-7. At the conference, members participated in competitive events, attended educational workshops, and campaigned for state office. Seven members qualified for the National Leadership Conference.

E-M junior, Morgan Mills, campaigned for Nebraska State Secretary with the theme, “Mills Has the Skills,” and was elected to this position by majority vote of Nebraska chapter members. To be elected, Morgan gave a 2-minute campaign speech at the opening session; set up and worked at a campaign booth for two days, and answered questions about her goals and qualifications at a formal caucus.During the awards ceremony, Morgan was installed as the 2018-19 Nebraska FBLA State Secretary. She will be responsible for fulfilling her additional officer duties of attending state officer meetings, speaking at other Nebraska chapter meetings, representing Nebraska at the National Leadership Conference this summer, the National Fall Leadership Conference in Chicago in November, and presenting at the state’s Fall Leadership Conference in September.

* Denotes automatic qualification for the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, June 27-July 2, 2018

Sydney Anderson, Sophomore
Database Design, 4th
Business Achievement Award, Future Level

Riley Backemeyer, Senior
American Enterprise Project, 5th
Sales Presentation, 6th
Sports & Entertainment Management, 5th

Business Ethics team

*Jac Clements, Senior
*Accounting II, 3rd
All-State Quality Member Award
Business Achievement Award, Future Level
*Business Ethics, 2nd
Job Interview, Honorable Mention
Partnership with Business Project, 5th

Hayden Ernst, Junior
Accounting I, Honorable Mention
Advertising, Honorable Mention
Digital Video, 5th

Molly Feile, Sophomore
Introduction to Business Communication, Honorable Mention
Introduction to Business Procedures, 5th
Introduction to Public Speaking, 7th

*Payton Frahm, Senior
All-State Quality Member Award
*Business Ethics, 2nd
*Community Service Project, 2nd
Sports & Entertainment Management, 5th

Local Chapter Annual Business Report team

*Katrina Hansen, Senior
Accounting II, Honorable Mention
All-State Quality Member Award
*Business Ethics, 2nd
*Community Service Project, 2nd
*Local Chapter Annual Report, 1st
Public Service Announcement, 8th
Who’s Who Award

Chloe Hosier, Sophomore
E-Business, Honorable Mention
Introduction to Business Communication, Honorable Mention
Word Processing, Honorable Mention

Austin Meisinger, Senior
All-State Quality Member Award
Partnership with Business Project, 5th

*Lauren Justesen, Sophomore
E-Business, Honorable Mention
*Local Chapter Annual Report, 1st

*Sydney Kunz, Junior
All-State Quality Member Award
Business Achievement Award, Leader Level
Business Communication, Honorable Mention
*Local Chapter Annual Report, 1st
Public Service Announcement, 8th
Website Design, 8th

Caleb Marlatt, Senior
American Enterprise Project, 5th
Sports & Entertainment Management, 5th

Andy Meyer, Junior
Digital Video, 5th

Nicole Meyer, Junior
Website Design, 8th

Valerie Miller, Junior
Emerging Business Issues, 8th

Morgan Mills campaigns for State Secretary

*Morgan Mills, Junior
All-State Quality Member Award
American Enterprise Project, 5th
Business Achievement Award, Leader Level
*Client Service, 2nd
Public Service Announcement, 8th
Elected as State Officer, Nebraska State Secretary

Danielle Neels, Senior
Partnership with Business Project, 5th

*Faith Offner, Junior
All-State Quality Member Award
*Community Service Project, 2nd

Gus Pope, Freshman
Business Achievement Award, Future Level
Digital Video Production, 5th

Zane Rikli, Sophomore
Business Achievement Award, Business Level
Website Design, 8th

Emerging Business Issues team

Brianna Scattergood, Junior
Emerging Business Issues, 8th

Katelyn Vogler, Sophomore
Emerging Business Issues, 8th

Nicole Wenzel, Sophomore
Computer Applications, Honorable Mention
Spreadsheet Applications, 7th

Noah Willey, Sophomore
Business Achievement Award, Future Level

Kylee Wilson, Sophomore
Community Service Award, Community Level (50+ hours)

Other Students in Attendance were:
Ethan Clements, Sophomore
Cole Wendt, Sophomore

Congratulations to these outstanding students.

Your lessons in FBLA will take you far in life no matter what your path.

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This week our Student of the Week Winner is Norah Green. She is a senior at Elmwood Murdock High School. Her activities FCCLA, FBLA, President of the Science Club, and music.She is the daughter of Christine Curtis and Kelly Green.

She was nominated for these reasons:
- She always has a smile on her face
- She is very mature in her actions at school
- She is a person I trust and admire

Norah, Christine, and Kelly are 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 4/24/18.All nominations are due by 4/21/18 to dan@wittephysicaltherapy.com


School Events - Calendar Reminders

  2018 Athletic Banquet for a printable PDF version

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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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. 

 Elmwood Christian Church Update 

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We are having a great Easter season as Easter Day brought snow and people out. We celebrated NEW LIFE with our new
neighbors and the children with an indoor Easter Egg Hunt. Thanks to the women who provided the eggs and sacks of candy.

Last Saturday a group of long-distance runners ran around Elmwood from the Town Part down and west on the Mo/Pac bike trail. We greeted them with cool temps and warm sunshine. Fleet Feet sponsored the event and we hope to have them come over from Lincoln again soon as they prepare for the marathon in May.

I got to attend the April Joy of Music event organized by Dan MacINturf of Murdock. The church was packed, the music had a great variety of gospel to fun songs and the treats were great. He told a few jokes. One he told on me involving a church in Kansas having a revival.

I had invited an evangelist who said,

"If I had the power, I'd through all this towns beer in the Ninnescah River. Why if I had the power I'd through all the whiskey in this town in the River. And If I had the power, I'd throw all the wine in this town down into the River."

To which "I, The host preacher said, ' Now let us sing, "Let's Go Down to the River to Pray."'

I will be teaching Bible Classes on "REVIVAL" for the next six weeks. 

Discussion will be held on Revival and the desire for a deeper faith in God here in our area of Nebraska.

Classes are Wed. 7 PM and Sundays 9 AM in Elmwood Christian Church fellowship rooms.

You are welcome so let me invite you. Bring your Bible and let's pray for revival.

May you be happy where you are today. I hope you are being the best neighbor you can be in Elmwood/Murdock, Cass County, Nebraska and these United States of America. When you are blessed like you are, then be a blessing to someone in your neck of the woods. Thanks for your prayers and I'm praying for all you all,

Rev. Pastor Bill Harrold

ABits 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  

Elmwood Village Board News 

Thank you to Julie Anderson for always supplying Village event information!

Clean up the Streets Day!

The Elmwood Neighborhood Watch Team is teaming up with Keep Cass County Beautiful organization to sponsor a Clean Up the Streets Day on Saturday, April 21st. We will be walking all of the streets of town picking up trash, scooping up dirt and leaves, and generally spiffing up the streets around town.

We are looking for teams of volunteers to join in the project. KCCB will provide the gloves, vests, trash bags, litter grabber tools, water, and basically anything we need to accomplish our task. Talk to your neighbors, clubs, friends, anyone you can think of and put together a team. Contact Connie at the Village Office (402-994-6705) to sign up your team.

We will meet Saturday, April 21st at 9:00 am in the Elmwood Park and divide up the town and get busy! We plan to work until noon. It will be a fun time and Elmwood will shine like the top of the Chrysler Building!

T.E.A.M. Celebrates World No Tobacco Day:
The Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands (T.E.A.M.) is celebrating World No Tobacco Day on Thursday, May 31st by encouraging local teams to join their team in cleaning up all the parks in Cass County. We will have a team working in the Elmwood Park and public areas around town. Contact Connie at the Village Office if you would like to participate.

Elmwood Clean Up the Streets NWPThrow Away, Recycle, Shred It Day!

The Village Board is sponsoring the Annual Throw Away Day on Saturday, June 2nd for citizens to bring all of their items piling up around their property that they don’t want to a dumpster. We will fill the dumpster and haul it away and fill another one. They will keep bringing us empty dumpsters until noon as long as we fill them.

We even will go to the resident’s homes to pick up if they have no way to haul it. Every year we fill several dumpsters and recycling dumpsters. Elmwood Recycling will take the items that can be recycled. Cross Recycling will be here that day, too. They will take electronic items such as televisions and computer monitors. There will be a fee for some of these items.This a great event and a fine way to spiff up the town.

This year we are also having a free paper shredding event on our Throw Away Day. The Paper Tiger Shredding company will come to Elmwood and people can bring their documents to them for shredding. They are AAA certified by the National Association for Information Destruction. They will accept 100 lbs. per person. The paper shredding event is sponsored by the Elmwood Murdock Merchants Association, Burrows Tracts Realty, and the American Exchange Bank.

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Cat dog event 2018

The Village of Elmwood Board of Trustees would like to notify you that if you own a dog or cat, even if your dogs or cats are kept indoors, you are required by law to license your pet for the 2018 year. The cost is $12.00 per dog or $10.00 if spayed or neutered and/or $7.50 per cat or $5.00 if spayed or neutered. You will be required to show a current valid rabies vaccination certificate, and proof of spaying or neutering issued by your veterinarian. You may also provide a photo of your pet to attach to our records for help in identifying pets found running at large.

License tags will not be mailed out due to the added costs of mailing.

All dogs or cats over 6 months of age are required to be vaccinated for rabies and licensed. This license tag is to be worn by the pet at all times, and the animal is to be kept on the owner’s property or on a leash at all times.  Any dog or cat found running at large with or without licensing may be impounded and a $50.00 fine charged for its return; if impounded a second time the fine will be $100.00, and the third time it is impounded the fine will be $150.00. In addition to the impound fee, the pet owner will be responsible for licensing fees if the pet is found running at large without a license.  Any dog or cat running at large with or without licensing is subject to transportation to the Lincoln Humane Society by a person authorized by the Village of Elmwood.

You may read Animal Ordinance No. 2016-002 for all the rules regarding pets by visiting the elmwoodnebraska.com website or by stopping at the Village Office. There are several changes for dogs and cats including the limit of 4 (four) animals total.  You may have any combination of dogs and/or cats, just not to exceed four animals total.  There will be no kennel permits or multi-cat permits issued.  

The dog or cat owner is required to license their pet by May 15, 2018, or said owner will be in violation of the law and subject to a citation.  If you have not secured a 2018 license for your pet by May 15, 2018, you will be responsible for the license fee per pet in addition to a late fee charge of $50.00 per animal; other charges may apply.

The 2018 Pet License Letter, Pet Application forms, and Animal Ordinance No. 2016-002 are available online @ www.elmwoodnebraska.com or at the Village Office. Thank you for licensing your pets.

Download and PRINT your Pet Application form HERE

Do Not Pay Pet License Fees On The Same Check With Your Water Bill.



Let’s talk about licensing of dogs and cats in Elmwood. The licensing of dogs and cats is required by law to ensure that the animals have received the required immunizations and to identify who owns them in case they get loose. We want them to be returned safely and quickly to their owners.

If there is a cat that hangs around your house and you think it isn’t yours but you feed it…it is yours. If there are a lot of cats that hang around your house that you think are not yours but you feed them…they are yours. If you provide a shelter for them to sleep in at night…they are yours. Since they are yours you are responsible for taking care of them…this includes vaccinations, licensing, etc…If you find that you have more pets than are allowed or more than you want, there are resources available to find new homes for them.

There is a limit on the number of dogs and cats that are allowed per household. Elmwood allows a total of four…either dogs or cats. Even if kept outside…only four are allowed. All four must be licensed which means they must have proper vaccinations. There is a discount in licensing fees if the animal is spayed or neutered.

If you let your dogs or cats outside into a fenced in area ensure your fence follows the ordinance guidelines of allowed fencing. An invisible fence is not considered a fence. Both dogs and cats must be on a leash or tethered lead. Neither is allowed free roam of the neighborhood. The pet owner must be in control of their pet and they can’t leave your yard. Yes, we know that it is difficult if not impossible to train a cat to stay in your yard so that means they must be in a kennel or on a leash or tether. It is possible to keep a cat on a leash or to provide it with a safe, contained area outside. The animal ordinance for Elmwood is located on the Village website.

Licensing fees for 2018 have gone up to accommodate increases in supplies.
Dogs $12.00 per dog or $10.00 if spayed or neutered
Cats $7.50 per cat or $5.00 if spayed or neutered.

You will be required to show a current valid rabies vaccination certificate, and proof of spaying or neutering issued by your veterinarian to receive the discount. We will also keep a copy of the records on file in case there is ever a question. You may also provide a photo of your pet to attach to our records for help in identifying pets found running at large. We had a couple of instances last year that it would have been handy to have a picture in the file to identify the animal that had been found.

The dog or cat owner is required to license their pet by May 1, 2018. If you have not secured a 2018 license for your pet by May 1, 2018, you will be responsible for the license fee per pet in addition to a late fee charge of $50.00 per animal; other charges may apply.
Applications for the pet licenses are available on the village website, in the newsletter, or at the Village Office. They will also be available at the pet licensing/vaccination event. The tags will be available for pick up at the Village Office after the licensing application has been turned in. They will not be mailed out due to the added costs of mailing.

The pet licensing/vaccination event will be held Saturday, April 28th; 9:00-11:00; at the Village Office. Dr. Trent Shrader, DVM, will be doing the vaccinations with assistance from Andrea Stowell, vet tech, and Mary Lenz will be trimming nails. We will also be on hand to license pets. Please sign up if you need the vaccination or nail trimming services! We need at least 10 to be able to make this event happen. Call the Village Office to register: 402-994-6705


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 Elmwood Community Center

The Elmwood Community Center provided daily lunches Monday through Friday for anyone who wants a good home cooked meal for a very reasonable price...$5 per person! The Center not only hosts daily meals but it is also a facility that is rented out for meetings, receptions, and family reunions. It is a wonderful facility that provides a great service to the community.


ECC Help Wanted 3 1The Elmwood Community Center is searching for someone to join their team to prepare meals, clean up, and help coordinate activities. The hours for preparing meals would be 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The number of days a week will be negotiable. 

Contact Helen McKinney at (402)560-7672, or Brenda Brill at (307)359-9111 for more information. Or stop in at the Center for an application.

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)

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Please call by 9:30 am to reserve

Suggested price for noon meal is $5.00

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April is next week! Spring is about to spring!!

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

Baseball sign updates

Softball sign updates

Game Schedules

Business special events or Open Houses

4-H meeting dates (photos from meetings)

School Accomplishments (high school, college)

Alumni News

Holiday Events & photos (What Memorial Day Activities are planned, garden tours, plant sales etc)

SEND ME THE NEWS and PHOTOS to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com 



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Lofte Community Theatre to Host Lincoln Theatre Alliance’s 10-Minute Play Festival 

The Lofte Community Theatre will be hosting the 10 Minute Play Festival, presented by the Lincoln Theatre Alliance, April 22nd at 2pm.

The Lincoln Theatre Alliance Play Festival consists of 10-minute plays performed by different member theatres from the Lincoln Theatre Alliance (LTA). LTA theatres include Angels Theatre Company, the Lincoln Community Playhouse, Theatre Arts for Kids, The Lofte Community Theatre, Union College Theatre, Community Players at Beatrice, Pinewood Bowl, Youth Actors Academy of Lincoln, TADA and UN-L. Participating theatres will present a 10-minute work to expose the audience to a variety of diverse works. All shows are family friendly and admission is $10. Come enjoy an afternoon of small theatre with big ideas! 

Tickets for the Lincoln Play Festival can be purchased by calling the Lofte Community Theatre box office at 402-234-2553, or by visiting the theatre’s website at www.lofte.com and clicking on “Tickets”.

Curtain time for the show is 2 pm. For more information, call the Lofte Community theatre or visit www.lofte.com

 Lofte Community Theatre Holds Auditions for The Miracle Worker

The Lofte Community Theatre, located in Manley, NE, just 25 minutes south of Omaha, will hold auditions for William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker April 16 and 17, at 7 pm.

Lofte Community Theatre Executive Artistic Director, says “This piece of theatre is ripe with juicy characters that will really allow local actors to stretch their abilities and bring to life a classic tale.” Set in 1887 in Tuscumbia, Alabama, The Miracle Worker chronicles the true story of Annie Sullivan and her student, Helen Keller.

The play, based on Helen Keller’s autobiography, The Story of My Life first opened on Broadway in 1959 and starred Anne Bancroft as Annie Sullivan and Patty Duke as Helen Keller. The duo went on to reprise their roles for the 1962 film adaptation where they went on to win Academy Awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively.

Struck by illness in infancy, young Helen Keller is left blind, deaf and mute. With no discipline, by the age of six, Helen has grown into a wild, tantrum-throwing child in control of the household. The Kellers hire Annie Sullivan to serve as their daughter’s teacher. After several fierce battles with Helen, Annie convinces the Kellers she needs two weeks alone with Helen in to achieve any progress in the girl's education. During that time, Annie teaches Helen discipline through persistence and consistency and language through hand signals, a double breakthrough that changes Helen's life forever.

Colbert will be casting roles for seven males and seven females. Additionally, there are roles for several children, who will be cast as blind students. To see all roles available, visit the ‘Get Involved’ page at www.Lofte.org. Those interested in auditioning should come prepared to read from the script. Children auditioning for the role of Helen Keller should come to the audition prepared to move on stage. Please dress appropriately.

For questions regarding auditions contact the Lofte Community Theatre at 402-234-2553, email director Kevin Colbert at loftedirector@lofte.com, or visit The Lofte Community Theatre’s website at www.Lofte.org and click on “Get Involved”.

About The Lofte Community Theatre: The Lofte Community Theatre is located in Manley Nebraska, approximately 25 minutes south of Omaha. The theatre, a new post-and-beam style performing arts facility can seat approximately 330 patrons for each performance. Actors and audience members enjoy a beautiful climate-controlled venue year around. The Lofte offers a full concession stand, and also sells beer and wine. The theatre offers six core season productions each year as well as many special events featuring visiting artists including week-long children’s theater workshop, a free Veterans Day concert, and host high-school one-act play competitions in the fall. Approximately 12,000 visitors come through the doors annually.

Triple B Fundraiser April 12

6th annual vintage + handmade market on May 5th!

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In addition to over 40 small businesses selling vintage, antique and handcrafted goods we'll have food trucks, kids' play areas, and local organizations raising funds by selling food (First Lutheran Church and the Avoca Library Committee) and plants/flowers (Keep Cass County Beautiful). And because it's Cinco de Mayo there will be Mexican food and drink and fun photo areas to celebrate!

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Public Speaking Contest

The Cass County 4-H and Extension Office is hosting a Public Speaking Contest on April 17th, 2018 beginning at 6:30 pm. The office is located by the fairgrounds at 8400 144th Street, Suite 100, Weeping Water, NE 68463. This contest is open to students in the community, as well as Cass County 4-Hers. Public Speaking Contests are great for developing the life skill of communication, confidence, and poise.

One of our 4-H leaders asked this question ... "What is the difference between the Cass County contest, and the 4-H Contest?" Here's a quick answer:

For the Cass County Public Speaking Contest, any student can give a speech, including non 4-Hers. It can be on any topic; even recited poems and/or prose readings are acceptable. Ribbons are given, but contestants do not advance to the district level, it’s a county only contest. This opportunity provides a great practice and refining time for any public speaking event.

For the 4-H Public Speaking Contest, the student must be enrolled in 4-H. All speeches must be original and include 4-H as the major component of the speech. Winners advance on to the 4-H district level.

Speech Contest publicity notice

Pre-registration forms, contest guidelines, and speech writing helps are on the Nebraska Extension Cass County website. Pre-registration forms are due April 13th.

If you have any questions about the Cass County Public Speaking Contest, please call the extension office at 402-267-2205.

We have a great workshop coming up called “Growing in Small Spaces … Backyard Gardening and Farming”

It will be held Thursday, April 26, 2018 beginning at 6 pm. The class will be held at the Cass County Extension Office.

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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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Country Musc Theatre - Louisville

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! 

Keep Cass County Beautiful Newsletter

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2018 Spring Newsletter


Cass County CASA
Court Appointed Special Advocates in Cass County to 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
Summer Only Lawn Workers, M-F 8-4:30
FT CNA’s, 2 pm – 10 pm
Weekends Only CNA’s, All Shifts

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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