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Attention all Veterans

This is your time to network, get connected, get help, get resources and gain an understanding of the services available to you as a veteran and family.

Sunday, October 6, 2-5 pm 

Plattsmouth at the Southeast Community Center Learning Center.

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Get your Pumpkins and Fall Decorations


The Punkin Patch is now open at the Oehlerking Farm located on Highway 34 west of Elmwood. You can't miss it and don't worry about what time to stop by. They are open every day. If no one is there to help. Place your payment in the cans provided. It's based on the honor system and it's the type of community we are. 


Last week some local students made a little extra cash by helping unload the flatbeds from the fields and carry them to the pumpkin piles.


Prices are marked on all the pumpkins and there is even a corn pit to play in for the kiddos. Who is kidding? I would jump in too. These are better than ball pits and sandboxes for sure.


Elmwood Blood Drive 

Elmwood Fire Hall Monday, October 7th, 1-6 pm


Elmwood Clean-Up Days

Our annual Elmwood Clean up days was a roaring success. People in Elmwood take pride in our community and getting rid of the excess is a great way to keep your house, property, and community clean. Thanks to the volunteers and people who helped unload trucks, flatbeds and picked up for people who couldn't do it themselves.



The Waffleman is Returning to Elmwood

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Halloween is Near


How can you tell Halloween season is near? Bits and Pieces breaks out the Halloween costumes and decorations and this year there are THREE racks of costumes! Something for everyone. In fact, you can be something different for every Halloween event if you want.


Pick up some new candy bags, buckets, and even find fall decor for Thanksgiving. Anyone need a turkey platter. I bet they have one.

Elementary School Trick or Treating 

You are never too old to Trick or Treat. Or to enjoy Halloween.

The Elmwood-Murdock S.O.S. is looking for table sponsors for Trick or Treat night. Fun for parents, grandparents and even perfect for a business. 

Friday, October 25th, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Would you like to help out contact Pam Goudie at pgoudie2@gmail.com or the phone number below. 

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Ben Sasse Representative Visit

So, I was wrong. It isn't the first and won't be the last. It totally looked like from the flyer that Ben Sasse was coming to Elmwood. It was a MOBILE office with the Director of Eastern Nebraska Constituent serves takes questions and answering concerns. 


Seven people attended including Rob Clements our local state legislative representative, who was invaluable in answering state questions on what progress we are making. I wonder if we can have roundtables with Rep. Clements in the future?

Several questions and concerns were addressed including the farmer grain hauling fees to Council Bluffs, Ben Sasse's position on the military budget, taxes, and health care.

Elmwood Bess Streeter Aldrich Park News

Did you notice the dirt work this week? It's the next phase of the park renovations. Phase one was the new playground and just how fantastic is that?!


This next phase is the addition of a large gazebo on the south side of the lawn area. This will give us an opportunity for events, music, arts, a gathering place for people to sit, read, meet and enjoy the outside. 

Conversations this past weekend from people were excited about the possibilities to come and excitement for the future. 

Do you want to be part of the planning of that future? A park committee is being formed which will meet on a regular basis each month. Ideas such as...

Movies in the park

Arts in the park

Music in the park

Food truck events

Horseshoe competitions 

Fundraising for additional features

Attract outside special events to draw visitors to Elmwood

We need people with all kinds of talent. If you love Elmwood, love the park, want to be involved or even wish to have your voice and ideas heard email me at editor@elmwoodnebraska.com 


Elmwood Village Board News

The Village Board is considering going to one trash pickup for Elmwood and would like to get your input. 

PLEASE Take the survey https://surveyhero.com/c/4f58e719 and let them know your thoughts. 


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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    

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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 

ElmwoodNE Community Center

Foot Care Clinic on Wednesday morning, September 25th.
MOVIE MATINEE after lunch on Thursday, September 26th.  Watch the popular movie:  'POMS'.

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.

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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New Primitives Exhibit

The house has been beautifully decorated with primitives. This exhibit will remain through November 17.

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Don't miss this! Each room is decorated with antiques, primitives and fall decor.

There is something around every corner and it's like visiting for the first time. 

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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. 

Genealogy Workshop

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  

Elmwood #LittleFreePantry

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

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Cornhusker Country Music Theater!

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.
(We're a nonprofit organization.)

September and October events:

Saturday, Sept 28 ~ Fred Larson & Friends
Saturday, Oct 12 ~ 7:30 pm ~ Larry Meyer & The Silver Wings Band
Sunday, Oct 13 ~ 1:pm ~ CCMT Anniversary Jam (FREE) Bring your favorite instruments or singing voice!
Sunday, Oct 27 ~ 2 pm ~ Jamie Williams & Friends

We now have a DANCE FLOOR right in front of the stage!
Put on your dancing shoes and come on over for a good time! If you don't want to dance, you can still enjoy live music!


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