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Veterans Day Pancake Feed 2019

 Veterans Day at the Lofte

There are none more deserving of a special music event than our nation’s servicemen and women. Bring the whole family to this patriotic performance and enjoy a lively concert free of charge! The hour-long event will include both old and new compositions that celebrate America and her extraordinary military heroes.

Admission Free!

Elmwood Cemetery and G.A.R. Hall Veterans Museum

124 East D Street, Elmwood, NE 68349, USA

Open Special Hours

(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
G.A.R. Hall Veterans Museum
(402) 994-5315

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 Did you go and see the Haunted Rooms at the Quonset?

Becky Callaway and Kevin Huxhold did a fantastic job. Who knew they were so into Halloween.

I hope this event gets bigger and bigger every year and brings people from other towns. 

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I hope you have taken a look around town and enjoyed the fall decorations and Halloween decorations BEFORE it snowed. 

Did you see the Gazebo going up? It's going to be epic when it's finished!!

 The year 2020 is looking good for a possible calendar line up of activities and events.

Do you want to get in on the planning?

The paved sidewalks will lead to a new parking lot area on the south side of the park. Accessibility sidewalks are also being poured from the existing parking lot to the picnic area. Something that has been desperately needed!! 

If you would like to be on the park planning committee or participate in brainstorming or planning events for 2020 please email editor@elmwoodnebraska.com 


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2019 HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA - Saturday, November 30 - the theme for this year's Holiday Extravaganza and Starry Knight Parade - "I Remember."

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The G.A.R. Hall and Veterans Museum would like to include a display of "I Remember" stories from veterans and/or their families at the museum.

Submit special memories - maybe it was your first Christmas away from family, maybe it was spent in basic training, deployed, in the jungles of Vietnam, on the desert of Afghanistan, on a ship in the middle of the ocean, etc.

For the families, maybe it was a special phone call from a far-away service member.

"I Remember" stories can be submitted to garhallvet@windstream.net or mailed to Elmwood G.A.R.Hall Veterans Museum, c/o 402 East D Street, Elmwood 68349, for display during the 2019 Holiday Extravaganza.

Starry Knight Parade

It will be here before you know it.

The Starry Knight parade happens at night. So how do you see the entries? Lights? Lights strung around tires, on floats. but lights with no extension cords. Battery-powered lights. Think about having an entry this year. Gather your groups, organization, or business and come up with something fun and imaginative.

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Visit the Overdrive website for more information on checking out electronic books and media. 

Library hours

Monday 3- 8pm

Tuesday 2-6 pm

Wednesday 2 pm -6 pm

Thursday 10 am - 2 pm

Saturday 10 am - 2 pm    

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4th Annual Elmwood Murdock Back Pack Craft Fair

Saturday, November 30, 219 

9:00 am-3:00 pm

Looking for crafters and artisans. Tables start at only $ 40.00 

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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  

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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

E-mail: stpaulelmwood@gmail.com

 Website:  elmwoodmurdockumc.com 

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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


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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.

Adult: 1st Prize $100; 2nd Prize $50; 3rd Prize $25
High School (Grades 9-12): 1st Prize $50; 2nd Prize $25; 3rd Prize $15
Middle School (Grades 6-8): 1st Prize $50; 2nd Prize $25; 3rd Prize $15
Intermediate School (Grades 3-5): 1st Prize $25; 2nd Prize $15; 3rd Prize $10
*Schools are limited to 15 submissions per teacher. Family members of the Aldrich Foundation Board are not eligible.
Length: 1,000 to 2,000 words (there is no minimum word requirement for the Intermediate Category)
Submit your story here on the easy online form. The deadline is midnight February 17, 2020. Winners will be announced in April 2020
Book Cover Competition
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The Bess Streeter Aldrich book The Cutters is going into a reprint and needs a refreshed cover. Are you graphically creative? Then your art and work can be featured as a book cover.  

Here are some of the guidelines below and if you would like to see more visit their Facebook page or email me at editor@elmwoodnebraska.com for complete rules and guidelines.

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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. 


Elmwood Community Calendar

 (click here or on the banner above to find the monthly calendar for the month) 

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 editor@elmwoodnebraska.com  

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The Little Free Pantry is located between Hufstader Chiropractor, the Elmwood Meat Market, and the Village Hall. 

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 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 editor@elmwoodnebraska.com 


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Area News  


Cornhusker Country Music Theater in Louisville is located at 211 Main St.

Call, 1-800-480-8797, ext 211, or email cornhuskercountrymusic@gmail.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!

Coming events:

7:30 ~ Saturday, Nov 9 ~ Stink Bait

1 pm ~ Sunday, Nov 10 ~ Open Jam session!

7:30 ~ Saturday, Nov 23 ~ Cornhusker Jammers Band

7:oo, Saturday, December 7th ~ Annual Children's Xmas Show.

Ask your child, 16 years and younger, if he or she would like to be in the show.

They are welcomed to bring friends to join them on stage!

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Soup Supper

Sunday, November 10th

4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eagle. 

Free will offering, with proceeds going to Eagle Fire and Rescue and Zion Lutheran/Ainsworth for flood relief.

Serving chili & chicken noodle soups, salads, and pies.

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