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Short Story Submission- Why I Love the Letter G (Part 8)

 Mother- Daughter Team Party and Fashion Show

In addition to the clothing exhibit at the Museum DON'T MISS the Mother-Daughter Tea Party and Fashion Show.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

2:00 pm

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Flag at Half-Staff

In accordance with Flag Code section 7(m), the United States flag is to be displayed at half-staff for the entire day in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day, Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

President Trump's proclamation can be found here. 

Elmwood Memorial Day Events

60594353 2491513650882359 6213932682120790016 oPlanning for our Memorial Day services

Monday, May 27, 10:00 a.m. at the Elmwood Cemetery.

Each year we try to include as many community members as we can in the services.

This year we are in need of a vocalist to sing the Star Spangled Banner as well as God Bless America.

Also in need of a veteran to put the flag up at the beginning of the services.

If you or anyone you know would be interested, please message us.

  • 9:30 a.m. march from G.A.R. Hall, everyone welcome
  • 10:00 a.m. Memorial Day Services, Elmwood Cemetary
  • 11:00-1:00 pm Lunch at the Community Center
  • G.A.R. Hall Veterans Museum open after services until 2:00 pm
  • Rain location for services - Fire Hall
  • Bring your lawn chairs for the services


At the Quonset Bar and Grill

The Shadow Ridge Band

Saturday, May 18, 2019

8:00 pm 


Bit's N' Pieces Open Sunday,

June 9th

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Proceeds to the G.A.R. Hall & Veterans Museum

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The E-M youth baseball and softball season is here and we need umpires.

If you are 14 and over and interested go to emsports.org to sign up as an umpire.

Behind the plate umpire needs to be 18 or older except for 8 and under baseball.

Softball umpires are required to be certified except for 8 and under softball.

Share if you know anybody interested. Any questions call or text 402-499-0993.

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The Bess Streeter Aldrich House with the assistance of the Novel Approach Book Club would like to invite you to the Aldrich Gardens for a book review.

60344017 3167056179975090 4314880061464379392 oOn Tuesday, June 11, at 7 p.m., Melissa Amateis from Lincoln will review her book Nebraska POW Camps.

This is a FREE event, and refreshments will be served. Please join us! 

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  Summer Reading Program 

It's time for the Summer Reading program at the Elmwood Public Library.

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

Library hours

Monday 3- 8pm

Tuesday 2-6pm

Wednesday 2 pm -6 pm

Thursday 10 am - 2 pm

Saturday 10 am - 2 pm  

The String Beans are coming back!!

This will be EPIC!!! For those who don't know who the String Beans are...like my brother...they are not the Wiggles.

Park Promo 2019

Here is the info from their website:

"From pop and country to rap and rock n’ roll, The String Beans perform a wide variety of original, family-friendly songs about all the things kids love: animals, cartoons, food, science, sports and lots more!

Each show is hilarious, inclusive and spontaneous, and each catchy tune is designed to get every audience dancing and singing along!

Since forming in 2004, The String Beans have released 10 albums, appeared on dozens of radio and television programs, and delighted thousands of fans, becoming Nebraska’s favorite entertainers for pre-school through elementary-aged audiences, not to mention parents, teachers, and communities.

The String Beans perform at fairs, festivals, libraries, schools, churches, museums, zoos and more! In their hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska, the “Beans” sold out the Lied Center for Performing Arts and consistently set new attendance records at the Lincoln Children’s Museum’s “Music & Mozzarella” concert series.

The band has also performed for the Governor’s Arts Awards Ceremony and recently completed a tour of the southeast United States with performances in Missouri, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida."

Give the gift of life

The RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE will be in Elmwood on Monday, June 3rd

Elmwood Firehall. Stay tuned for more details. As always you can walk in and donate.

Appointments are welcome, but not necessary

Time for the Good Neighbor Awards

We have a lot of people in the Elmwood-Murdock area who help make our community vibrant, active and a better place to live. If you know one of those people, nominate them to be forever recognized. 

Good Neighbor Award Nomination Form 2019 page 001This award goes back to 2004 and just take a look at all the good people who have been recognized.  List of good neighbors 2019


Secure your spot at http://buytickets.at/greengablesinn/257574 

Summer Detassling Jobs

The bus picks up in Elmwood! Informational meeting

April 24th, 6:30 pm at the Elmwood-Murdock High school. detasseling 2019

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May is Older Americans Month.

The Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging is hosting a Senior Resource Fair on 

Monday, May 20 from 11:30 to 2 p.m.

at the Elmwood Community Center.

Make reservations to eat lunch at the Center by calling 994-2145, or make your reservation while attending the Resource Fair.

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May Schedule page 001 May Menu page 001 RENT the Community Center

Having a baby shower, family reunion or large family dinner?

You can have your party and STILL keep your house clean.

Don't worry about the rain for a graduation party. Have inside with couches, a full kitchen and plenty of seating.

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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The Elmwood Community Center will be hosting a Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) course on July 13, 2019.

Contact Erin Cook for more information

Concealed Handgun Permit page 001Did you know we have a Community Calendar on the website? 

Elmwood Community Calendar

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

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For those that missed the Junior-Senior High Spring concert here is a taste of the high school choir led by the new choir director Mr. Gary Grinvalds. The choir legacy continues!

They have an amazing future and really make our community proud.

Thanks to Beth Philson for taking the video and sending it to me.

If you ever have any school or community news, or a link to your YouTube community video you would like to see in the weekly news please send the link to editor@elmwoodnebraska.com 

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This week our Student of the Week Winner is Hayden Ernst. He is a senior at Elmwood Murdock High School. His activities include football, basketball, FBLA and track. He is the son of Dave and Susan Ernst.

He was nominated for these reasons:
- He works very hard at everything he sets his mind to
- He is very polite and caring of others
- He is the Valedictorian of his senior class
- He is a student that is trusted and admired

Hayden, Dave, and Susan 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!

The next Student of the Week winner will be announced on 5/22/19

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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

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.

Even photos of the past events, at editor@elmwoodnebraska.com   

 Elmwood #LittleFreePantry

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

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You may not get out as often, but people are still in need of emergency supplies and cupboards are bare in some Elmwood homes. 

   Short Story Ralph Parish

Earlier this month received an email from a former Elmwood resident, Ralph Parish. He would love to hear how you liked his short story and if you have any memory of Miss Kunz as a teacher. 

This will be a multi-part story series, so make sure to come back each week.

Miss Kunz taught First Grade through Third Grade for more years than I could then remember. She taught four of the five Parish children.

Read Part 1     Part 2      Part 3    Part 4   Part 5  Part 6  Part 7

Why I Love the Letter - Part 8

The combined first through third grades had what was known as a rhythm band. The instruments included sticks. These were about a half-inch or so in diameter and about eight inches long. Half of the stick was smooth and the other half had closely spaced grooves cut into the wood. The sticks could be tapped to give a sharp clacking sound or rubbed giving a longer sound something like a stick being dragged along a picket fence only not as loud.

Sand blocks were made from blocks of pine about four inches long with sandpaper covering the bottom face. These were played by rubbing a pair of blocks together.  The triangle was a coveted instrument since there was only one of them and it produced an actual musical note. Last but not least were the symbols. That’s what I played. What did we learn playing in this band? We learned rhythm, timing, teamwork, paying attention and following directions and we had a lot of fun doing it.

It was in preparing for a performance by our band that I had one of my earliest disappointments. 

The band was to have a student leader. Oh, how I wanted to be that leader. He would wear a tall bandmasters hat, a spiffy jacket and wield a baton.  Did I get chosen for that? No. John Hall would be introduced as the Maestro and I was to introduce him.  Miss Kunz was into details and the introduction had to be done just so. I was to say the following: “And now, introducing (Left arm stretched out and slightly elevated) Maestro John Hall! “

Here is one of those film clips. I am standing at the front of the classroom.  Miss Kunz is seated at a student desk right in front of me and she coaches me again and again until I have just the right tone of voice, the right volume, the right timing the right gestures. She kept me at it again and again until I had it repeatedly perfect.

All the time I could see, in my mind’s eye, John Hall in his uniform strutting to center stage while I bowed out. Miss Kunz wasn’t humiliating me. I was getting that job done all by myself. Jealousy is very poisonous. Another character building opportunity lost. Etiquette and good form were high on Miss Kunz list.

   To be continued...

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This will be at our new location! The old cafe building. 510 Hwy 34 (little white building at the SW corner of 5th and Hwy 34)

 ***we are not limited to just garden produce, now accepting crafts and other sales items***  

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May 25 - Alex Vanderbeak & Friends

June 8 - Rayne McGill & Friends
June 22 - Frank Bigelow Group

July 6 - Down Home Band
July 20 - Roger Roberts & Friends

August 3 - Lucas Minor & Friends
August 17 - Larry Hanson & Company


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Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women in the United States. An estimated 108,000 new cases will be diagnosed each year. Regular colorectal cancer screenings can detect colorectal cancer early when the chances for cure are best.

Because of this, the Sarpy/Cass Health Department is offering free fecal occult blood test (FOBT) home screening kits to both men and women between the ages of 50 and 74 years.

The screening kits are available at the Health Department’s office at 701 Olson Drive, Suite 101, Papillion, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (402) 537-6969 for more information.


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