The Giving Tree
Help a child in the Elmwood-Murdock area. Visit the Giving Tree at the Clement's Insurance Agency and choose a tag. Then bring your UNWRAPPED gifts back by December 17th. This is sponsored by the Elmwood Christian Church and has been a long-standing tradition in the community.
This Friday, December 13 is the Community Christmas potluck at the Community Center. There will be music and door prizes.
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There is only ONE MORE weekend to enjoy the Living Nativity. Make sure to check out the new baby goats, baby calves and baby kittens who wander the barn. The kittens are a delightful surprise as they crawl under a stall wall to listen to the telling of the Christmas story through with a donkey or goat as a story starter.
You can even enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and have a little snack as the kids climb on the photo op camel. (you will have to stop by to see the camel. I didn't get a picture of it this year.
The Living Nativity in Murdock Nebraska is the only one in the state. It is quickly becoming an annual tradition with local families. This year there are several new additions. T
Saturday, Dec 7 & 14
Sunday, Dec 8 & 15
3:00 - 6:00 pm
Bess Streeter Aldrich House and Museum
If you haven't seen the Christmas trees and decorations at the Bess Streeter Aldrich House then get there this weekend or next.
The Journey into Christmas starts outside with a reminder of what Christmas is all about.
I love Christmas ornaments, and in fact, I'm a little obsessed about them. So enjoy the wonderful ornaments that adorn the trees. Better yet. stop by this Saturday or Sunday, slow down and enjoy them yourself.
There are trees of every variety, including a few through back trees to the 1950s.
Christmas gives you the excuse to slow down, take a deep breathe and relax. Life can be too hectic and stressful. Spend some time at the Journey Through Christmas and be reminded of an earlier time when we were not so rushed and stressed during the holidays. People spent time with their families and slowed down.
Each room is decorated with a different theme and a different organization and business sponsored and designed a tree.
Every Saturday and Sunday
1:00 -4:00 pm
The Holiday Extravaganza was just too big and too spectacular to confine to just one week. So throughout Christmas, I will be sharing the joys of Christmas Through Elmwood.
Thank you to all the volunteers who worked so hard this past year to see this gorgeous gazebo become a reality. Next year promises some very exciting events on the "great lawn". If you would like to be on the "cultural committee" or parks events committee please email email@example.com
I couldn't help but include more photos of the Starry Knight parade. It's a great way to cap off the festive day.
It may be a cold night, but the kids in the EM Future Business Leaders of America club didn't seem to mind. Just get dressed up in hoodies and sing some Christmas carols to keep warm.
David Seay and the Train Songs
The Elmwood Methodist church-sponsored David Seay and his entertaining Train songs and tales. Thank you to Bre Romero for taking the video and being my secondary reporter for the day.
Elmwood - Murdock 4th Graders selling Bakers Chocolates
Since 1992 the Elmwood-Murdock 4th graders have been selling Bakers chocolate meltaways to raise money for their Spring Nebraska History field trip. This year the selling season is extended. Not only will they be selling to neighbors friends and family, but they will be extending their reach and hopefully funds raised.
You can purchase one-pound bags for $9.50 from any 4th grader or at the following locations.
Elmwood-Murdock Holiday Craft Show - November 30th
Elmwood-Murdock Winter Music Concerts
Spread the word about the Elmwood Public Library!
Visit the Overdrive website for more information on checking out electronic books and media.
Monday 3- 8pm
Tuesday 2-6 pm
Wednesday 2 pm -6 pm
Thursday 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
You can even follow them on Twitter at EMKnightsSchool
Enrollment for the 2019-2020 Cass County 4-H year is currently open.
If you have a child age 5 (by January 1st) through age 18 and are interested in joining 4-H, it’s time to enroll.
Enrollment is completed on-line at https://ne.4HOnline.com.
Maybe you have some friends already in 4-H; ask them which club they belong to.
If you need help selecting a club, call the Extension Office at 402-267-2205.
The office is open from 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.
Check out the calendar on the Elmwood Website
St. Paul United Methodist Church
400 West G Street
Elmwood, NE 68349
Sunday School (Sept.-May) 9:30 a.m.
Worship Services 10:35 a.m.
During the weekdays, Son-Shine Child Care Center partners with the church for
daycare of 6-week-old infants to school-age children.
The daycare phone is 402-994-2384.
The church is involved in the
Cass County Food Pantry,
The BackPack Program,
Joint Vacation Bible School and other community activities.
Pastor Michelle Chesnut
Cell Phone 402-314-7988 Church Phone: 402-994-6735
Having a baby shower, family reunion or large family dinner?
You can have your party and STILL keep your house clean.
Only $75.00 for four to 6 hours.
Call 402-994-2145 for more details and to set your date.
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) $5.00
Please call by 9:30 am to reserve
Short Story Contest
Generate a fictional short story that is written in the wholesome spirit displayed by Bess Streeter Aldrich in her works while incorporating a theme that focuses on Nebraska’s family life, economy, history, cultural diversity, and/or geography (past, present, and/or future). Writers are encouraged to focus on historical and/or realistic topics. This year the Aldrich Foundation is paying tribute to Mrs. Aldrich’s book Spring Came on Forever and it would be an excellent resource.
Here are some of the guidelines below and if you would like to see more visit their Facebook page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for complete rules and guidelines.
Deadline is midnight February 17, 2020
New 1950's Exhibit is currently available for viewing at the Bess Streeter Aldrich House and Museum
Wed, Thurs, Sat, & Sundays
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Also available for scheduled tours.
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When your group or club meets for an event, take some photos and send them to me with a summary of what was happening and I'll post them here in the Elmwood Newsletter.
Readers want to see involvement in and around our village. It not only helps to promote our town, but it could create interest in joining your group.
Youth groups and other civic groups do litter pick-up, sponsor Easter egg hunts, collect food for those less fortunate and meet for crafting, among lots of other events.
Be sure to check the calendar to the right for upcoming events, also.
Send your updates, announcements, and photos of the events, at email@example.com
The Little Free Pantry is located between Hufstader Chiropractor, the Elmwood Meat Market, and the Village Hall.
Don't forget to send me your news
There are things happening. Who is in the news, who is making the news? This is what I need for the upcoming year
SEND NEWS and PHOTOS to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently serving hard ice cream in dishes.
we have 8 different flavors to choose from.
Elmwood C Store
Presenting the Cast of In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should be Shot) We are so excited to have so many returning Born-In-A-Barn players as well as some new faces! Performances start December 7th, and remember, tickets make great holiday gifts, so be sure to reserve yours now: http://bit.ly/LofteTickets
More about In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should be Shot): It is 6 pm and the Douglas family is busily preparing for their annual Christmas Eve dinner. After robbing a neighborhood liquor store, high strung and irritable Tony, and his dim-witted side-kick Vinny find themselves in need of a hide-out. A comic treasure that is sure to leave you in stitches while celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.
Cornhusker Country Music Theater in Louisville is located at 211 Main St.
Call, 1-800-480-8797, ext 211, or email email@example.com for more information.
You can try out our new dance floor or just sit back and enjoy the music!
We're a nonprofit 501 c 3 organization.
Like us on Facebook @ Cornhusker Country Music Theater!
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