It was different this year, but the Christmas spirit was in the air and the community spirit was held at a social distance.
Tiffany Meisinger is the new florist in town and she is extremely talented. Keep an eye out for her in the future.
Pat Spellman had her Traveling Treasure display lighted wall decor on display. You can contact her for a private shopping experience.
Living Nativity Local Tradition
This year it is a drive-through experience, complete with a podcast telling the story of Jesus' birth.
Learn through the animals how they participate, are mentioned in the Bible, and reflect God's creation.
The 3B Homestead Living Nativity is the only event of it's kind in Nebraska, people drive in from all over the state to experience this unique event.
Santa Drive-By parade
A different Santa experience, maybe an addition to future Holiday Extravaganzas, it sure looked like fun! The kids got to still have photos with Santa but do it while social distancing.
Even the big kids like visiting with Santa, here is Phang Elmwood-Murdocks exchange student, experiencing an American Santa tradition.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
1:00 - 6:00 pm
December 1 is Giving Tuesday. Let’s make Tuesday, December 8, 2020, another Giving Tuesday in the Elmwood-Murdock communities by donating blood!
In addition to helping save lives with your donation of blood, you will also receive free COVID19 Antibody testing. As part of the effort, plasma from whole blood donations that test positive for COVID19 antibodies may now help current coronavirus patients in need of convalescent plasma transfusions. There is an urgent need for ALL blood types.
You must make an appointment to donate due to COVID.
We have room for a total of 25 donors throughout the afternoon. You can make your appointment by accessing the Red Cross app on your phone or by accessing the following link:
Each unit that is donated also helps earn a scholarship for the EM FCCLA to award to a graduating senior.
During this crazy year that 2020 has been please consider helping to save lives and help a student go on to continue their education by donating at the blood drive.
Please note that the blood drive will be at the Murdock Fire Hall, NOT the school.
This was changed due to the current COVID. We are working to have the website and app reflect this change.
During this holiday season, help the EM FCCLA chapter, help others by generously taking the time out of your day to donate blood. Happy Holidays!!
Check out the calendar on the Elmwood Website
Christmas in Elmwood
Christmas Shopping in Elmwood
The Shop of Little Shops
Do your Christmas shopping locally this year.
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The Elmwood Library is open again. Regular hours with just a few adjustments for social distancing.
Easy Library Links
Online Card Catalog https://elmwoodpubliclibrary.follettdestiny.com/
Libby Library App https://help.libbyapp.com/index.htm
Reminder, if you’re leery to go out, but need something to read, try either the Libby or Overdrive app. Use your card # and the PIN number (streeter) to see available titles online.
It's easy to get a library card and borrowing electronic books can be done on your tablet or Kindle. It's an easier process. Anyone can be a library member. Even if you live in another town or state. Did you grow up here and want access to thousands of free books.
It's just $10.00. Really. When you are visiting stop by and find out how to become a member.
Access digital media! Audiobooks, eBooks, magazines! There's a new library app called, "Libby" to help you with all of your things. Works much easier than OverDrive! Try it out on your phone, computer or other device today!
Spread the word about the Elmwood Public Library!
Take It Or Leave It Pantry
The free pantry is here to serve our community. It is for neighbors helping neighbors. Take what you need or leave what you can.
Here are some ideas that may be useful:
The Little Free Pantry is located between Hufstader Chiropractor, the Elmwood Meat Market, and the Village Hall.
To learn more about the program and find Little Free Pantry in your area visit their WEBSITE
Monday 8:00 - Noon
Tuesday 8:00 - Noon & 12:30 -4:30
Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 - Noon & 12:30 -4:30
New Elmwood Maintenance Manager
Jeff Cymer is the new Village of Elmwood Maintenance manager, he has already sent me photos while he is out doing his job and for that, I am VERY thankful. The future is bright and looking up. Below is his contact information and work hours. If you need anything please feel free to reach out to him.
1. Jeff Clymer Village of Elmwood Utilities
2. (402) 440-9095 Cell
3. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The position requires me to physically be in town M-F 6:30 am - 3:00 pm (approx) & Sat/Sun an hour each to check the water tower & treatment plant.
Elmwood Learning & Cultural Center
The wellness committee with the United Methodist Church is raising money for a new park drinking fountain (the current drinking fountain is out of order) and park bike pump!!!
Click the link below to donate❤️ Thank you!***When donating, go to the link under Elmwood and add the word “park improvements” to the comments section in PayPal.
Check donations can be mailed to the church-
PO Box 130
Elmwood, Nebraska 68349
**add a note to the envelope-park improvements — in Elmwood, Nebraska.
400 West G Street
Elmwood, NE 68349
The daycare phone is 402-994-2384.
Pastor Michelle Chesnut
Cell Phone 402-314-7988 Church Phone: 402-994-6735
We are currently serving hard ice cream in dishes.
we have 8 different flavors to choose from.
Elmwood C Store
Dan Witte, PT, DPT, OCS
Witte Physical Therapy
1268 E Henry St Ste 1
PO Box 68
Louisville, NE 68037
205 S 23rd St Ste 1
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
111 Main St
Hooper, NE 68031
CORNHUSKER COUNTRY MUSIC THEATER
211 Main St.
Country Music Friends,
Regrettably, although in the best interest of all of our patrons and performers, due to the covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel all shows for the foreseeable future.
It's our hope that 2021 brings good health to everyone and we can reopen to get back to some good ol' country music with our friends.
Thank you for your continued support.
Located at 211 Main St., Louisville, NE. For more information, call 800-480-8797, ext. 211
email us at email@example.com
Deadline nears for Scholastic Writing Awards entries
Note: A poster for this year’s call for submissions is attached. For more information, contact Michael Howie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.984.9408.
(Hastings, Nebraska) – The deadline for middle and high school students to enter the Nebraska Scholastic Writing Awards is December 15, 2020. Students age 13 and above residing in all 93 counties within the state of Nebraska are eligible.
Students are invited to submit original work in any of the Awards’ writing categories, including personal essay, journalism, flash fiction, and poetry. For details on the program and how to submit writing, go to hastings.edu/writingawards.
“We are excited to be sponsoring the Scholastic Writing Awards again this year, as it is a wonderful way to recognize and encourage creative student voices,” said Dr. Benjamin Waller, an associate professor in and chair of the Hastings College Department of Languages and Literatures. “Reading entries last year was such a joy, and we are looking forward to evaluating the works submitted from across the state this year, and announcing the award recipients.”
Hastings College and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers encourage students to submit their work, and the two will provide support to educators, students, and parents during the submission process. Hastings College faculty and students will judge entries and notify top recipients in January 2021, and then organize a regional awards ceremony in the spring.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program, established in 1923 by Maurice R. Robinson, the founder of Scholastic Inc., identifies teenagers with exceptional artistic literary talent and brings their remarkable work to a national audience.
All works are blindly adjudicated based on originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal vision or voice, first on a regional level by more than 100 local affiliates of the Alliance, and then nationally by a panel of industry experts.
Students at the regional level will be awarded an Honorable Mention, Silver Key, or Gold Key distinction. Gold Key work will then advance to national adjudication to receive Gold Medals or Silver Medals. Top national award recipients may also receive scholarships, and educators of national award recipients may also receive cash awards.
Annually, the Alliance partners with individuals, foundations, and corporations to offer scholarship opportunities for students in certain categories or addressing particular themes. National Medalists’ works are then published in national publications and on the Alliance’s website, artandwriting.org. Select writing is published in The Best Teen Writing annual anthology.
The Alliance strives to teach young students to develop a strong creative capacity along with celebrating the role of art and literature in society.
Hastings College is a four-year residential college that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement, Hastings’ student-centered initiatives include providing books, an iPad and a two-week study away experience at no additional cost. A block-style semester schedule allows professors and students to focus on fewer classes at a time and promotes hands-on experiences. Discover more at www.hastings.edu
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