Garage Sale Days
Clean out your basements, garages and find all your extra stuff everyone else wants!
Garage Sale Days are coming soon!!
The more people that participate the more people will want to come back year after year.
Saturday, June 9th 8:00 am
FBLA Lunch Served During Garage Sale Days
Join VBS on July 23-27
All kids ages 4 through 6th grade are invited to join Vacation Bible School on July 23-27 from 6:15-8:15 p.m.
The event will be held at the Murdock Methodist Church. VBS will be hosted by the Murdock Methodist, Elmwood Methodist, and Elmwood Christian churches.
This year’s theme is “Hero Central” and kids won’t want to miss the chance to meet local heroes and learn about having power in their own lives. Join the fun for singing, crafts, games, science discoveries and daily lessons.
The week will end with a family program and celebration on Friday, July 27.
Worship Time: 9:30 am Sunday
Children's Sunday School: 9:55-10:30
(dismissed from worship following the "Children's Chat")
Grain Bin Safety Training
This FREE workshop is being held at the Elmwood Fire and Rescue Station
Thursday, June 7, 7:00 pm
Is a Splash Pad addition to the Murdock Park in the Future?
What do you think? The idea has been tossed out there.
There is funding assistance. The Murdock ballpark brings thousands of people each summer for ball games and this would be a fantastic way to improve our town.
GREAT IDEA for the MURDOCK PLAYGROUND!
It's been many many years since the playground set was built by the school. Over 25 years actually. There is grant money to build new parks in our communities.
Who thinks this would be a fit?
LINCOLN, Neb. — Grant money is available for recreation facilities hoping to add things like ballfields, splash pads and picnicking areas across Nebraska.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is accepting grant applications for parks and other outdoor recreation facilities and amenities promoting outdoor recreation.
The grants are funded by the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a program administered by the National Park Service for outdoor recreation projects. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, ballfields, soccer fields, swimming pools, picnicking facilities, playgrounds, pool renovations, splash pads, park acquisitions and development, and park-related support facilities.
All projects must encourage outdoor recreation. Project sponsors must be a political subdivision, such as cities, county governments or Natural Resource Districts. The LWCF provides reimbursable matching grants for up to 50 percent of the project costs.
The LWCF was established by Congress in 1964 to ensure access to outdoor recreation resources for present and future generations and to provide money to governments to purchase land, water, and wetlands to benefit all. The primary source of revenue for the LWCF is from federal oil and gas leases on the Outer Continental Shelf.
Grant applications must be submitted by Sept. 7, 2018. Information and application materials are available at outdoornebraska.gov/lwcf.
Northwestern University Spring Academic Honors
Nebraska Wesleyan University has released their Academic Honors List for Spring 2018. To be honored, students must earn a 3.75 GPA or above while completing 12 or more credit hours. Several local students were honored.
Katelyn Bornemeier, Murdock
Whitney Koehn, Elmwood
Sheridan Spohr, Alvo
University Nebraska Omaha
Spring 2018 Chancellor's List
LEONE EMMA Elmwood NE United States
To qualify for the Chancellor's List, students must earn a grade point average of 4.0 for courses taken at UNO during the semester, provided 12 or more quality hours were completed.
Spring 2018 Dean's List
BACHLE RANDAL Murdock NE United States
WARNER TRENTON Murdock NE United States
COOPER ASHTYN Elmwood NE United States
OCONNELL EMILIE Elmwood NE United States
To qualify for the Dean's List, students must earn a GPAs of 3.5 or better for courses taken at UNO during the semester, provided a minimum of 12 quality hours were completed.
Murdock Daniel Stohlmann
To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 to 4.0 scale and be registered for full-time coursework.
School is out but that doesn't mean that school updates should stop.
Let's recognize Elmwood-Murdock Alumni who are having a unique experience, achieved a new accomplishment, or celebrating a new job.
WITTE PHYSICAL THERAPY would like to congratulate all the STUDENT OF THE WEEK winners for the 2017-2018 school year.
Our STUDENT OF THE WEEK recognition program will return for the 2018-2019 school year starting in September 2018.
If you have any questions or suggestions about the program, questions about the services we offer, or you wanting to schedule an appointment or consultation please call us at:
Call Us at
30 minutes: $30
60 minutes: $45
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.
Good Neighbor Award
The Elmwood Murdock Merchants Association sponsors the Good Neighbor Award each year. Citizens are encouraged to nominate anyone they feel has been an exceptional neighbor to their community. Former recipients are not eligible to win again although they all continue to be exceptional good neighbors. If you have someone in mind please fill out the form and send to the EMMA group.
Forms may be found by clicking here, or the image below, or at various locations around town.
It's Not Too Soon to Think About the County Fair
2018 Cass County Fair books will be available in May, but start thinking about the Special Contests entries now. We have the BEST County Fair in the State, hands down.
Not only is it a totally free fair, but there is something for everyone.
You just can't do and see everything. Start practicing your appetizers, snickerdoodle cookies, pumpkin pies now. It's a lot of fun to sit and watch the judging in the Open Class Building and the crowd gets bigger and bigger every year.
Join us Every Sunday
9:15 Sunday School & Bible Class
10:30 am Divine Service
Listen to the weekly sermon anytime at Pastor Brent Kuhlman's Blog
Work to Begin on N-63 Alvo North Realignment
March 15, 2018 (Lincoln, Neb.) — Weather permitting, work is scheduled to continue the week of March 19 on N-63, between Alvo and I-80, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.
Knife River, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa has the $11,758,926 contract. Work will include realignment of N‑63, culverts and box culverts, and wetland mitigation. This will be the second of two phases of work.
During this phase, N-63 will be closed to traffic from Reference Post 4+20 (Alvo) to Reference Post 9+68 (Church Road). A marked detour will be in place along I-80 to N-66 to N-50 to US-34 for southbound traffic and along US-34 to N-50 to N-66 to I-80 for northbound traffic. This portion of the project is anticipated to be completed in November 2018.
The Department’s project manager is Jesse De Los Santos of Lincoln. Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through work zones and along detours.
Don't forget to send me your news
I know it's March and Spring doesn't seem like it will ever get here, but there are things happening. Who is in the news, who is making news? This is what I need for the upcoming year
Church Times of Service, dinners, meetings, Bible study
Baseball sign updates
Softball sign updates
Business special events or Open Houses
4-H meeting dates (photos from meetings)
School Accomplishments (high school, college)
Holiday Events & photos
Welcome to a new section of the Elmwood and Murdock weekly news. Senator Rob Clements will be submitting a regular summary of what is happening in the Nebraska Unicameral. If you ever wanted to know how Nebraska is run, how decisions are made he is the one to ask.
Elmwood Farmers Markey
The FIRST Farmers Market was on Saturday morning at the Elmwood Park. Yup, I was the only set up. We have to start someplace.
BUT I did have customers, a couple, AND I had one contact me afterward who wanted to buy more.
This past spring was late, with snow on May 2nd, so there is very little local produce being harvested.
BUT, soon there will be tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, cucumbers and much more than you can use. Bring your extra to the park between 8:00 am-Noon with a chair and make a little bit of money.
If you know someone who sells eggs, honey, makes baked goods (muffins, bread, cookies) and even does unique crafts, let them know! Pull up a chair and let's sit and socialize if anything else. You don't have to be from Elmwood to participate.
Monday, June 11th, 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.. at Elmwood Fire Hall.
Call 994-5095 to make an appointment or just Walk-In.
The number of new blood donors has been declining by about 80,000 each year. When not enough people donate blood, hospital shelves may be empty when a critical patient arrives. We can't think of someone better than you to join in helping reverse the trend.
If you can't make it to the Elmwood Bloodmobile there are other local opportunities this month.
Avoca 6/11/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Town Hall, 623 House St
Murray 6/4/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Conestoga High School, 8404 42 St., PO Box 40
[May 9, 2018] - The Lofte Community Theatre will be holding open auditions for its Summer Children’s Theatre event with Missoula Children’s Theatre on Monday, June 11 at 10 am. This year’s production is, “Blackbeard the Pirate.”
This is a week-long residency for all children who will be entering first through seventh grade. Participation is completely free to all children. This program is designed to build confidence and friendships. During auditions, children will be asked to stand in a big circle on the Lofte’s stage while two directors instruct them to sing out loud and recite simple dialogue, either alone or in a small group. The audition process will take approximately two hours. At noon, approximately 60 parts will be assigned and schedules handed out for that week’s rehearsals. There is no guarantee that everyone will get a part.
All rehearsals will take place at the Lofte between 10am and 2:30 pm through June 15. Actors are required to be on time to attend all of their practices during the week. The Lofte reminds parents to pack your child a sack lunch every day (including audition day) as little ones do work up an appetite!
Lofte Community Theatre to Present The Miracle Worker
The Lofte Community Theatre, located in Manley, NE will stage William Gibson’s award-winning drama,
The Miracle Worker June 1 - 3, and June 7 - 10.
Set in the 1880s, Tuscumbia, Alabama this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there are a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.
Over the years, the play has also successfully been adapted for screen and television. Most notably, the 1962 film adaptation which garnered Oscar wins for both Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke.
“Staging The Miracle Worker has been a labor of love,” said Lofte Community Theatre Executive Director, Kevin Colbert. “As plays go, The Miracle Worker is already a heavy piece of literature. Add to that, the complicated staging which must be timed perfectly, and you have some wonderfully challenging obstacles that any actor would love to sink their teeth into. It’s just been a lot of fun, and a lot of learning..”
The cast of The Miracle Worker includes Gary Williams, John Bell, Emma Johnson, Riley Perez, Rachel Radloff and Skyler Radloff of Omaha, Rosalie Duffy, Gabriella Bakirane, Cathy Apolot, Wade Mumford, Nicholas Roth, and Brenna J. Thompson of Lincoln, Kyler Jones, Beatrice Quam, and Sarah G. Riha of Louisville, Melinda Mead, and Addison Broderson of Plattsmouth, Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water, Lilly Frields of Nebraska City, and Lily Pope of Eagle.
Tickets for The Miracle Worker can be purchased by calling the Lofte Community Theatre box office at 402-234-2553, or by visiting the theatre’s website at www.lofte.com and clicking on “Tickets”. Curtain time for the show is 7 pm and Sunday matinees are at 2 pm. For more information, call the Lofte Community theatre or visit www.lofte.com.
About The Lofte Community Theatre: The Lofte Community Theatre is located in Manley Nebraska, approximately 25 miles south of Omaha. The theatre, a new post-and-beam style performing arts facility can seat approximately 330 patrons for each performance. Actors and audience members enjoy a beautiful climate-controlled venue year around. The Lofte offers a full concession stand, and also sells beer and wine. The theatre offers six core season productions each year as well as many special events featuring visiting artists including week-long children’s theater workshop, a free Veterans Day concert, and host high-school one-act play competitions in the fall. Approximately 12,000 visitors come through the doors annually.
Country Musc Theatre - Louisville
June 9 - Alex Vanderbeck & Friends
June 23 - Al Kelley & Reilly Creek Band
July 7 - Kenny Briton & Friends
July 21 - Rodger Roberts & Friends
August 4 - Irish Donahoo & Friends
August 18 - Terry Hovey & Friends
September 1 - Steve Jensen & Friends
September 15 - Larry Hanson & Friends
September 29 - Fred Larson &Friends
October 13 - FREE ADMISSION! CCMT Anniversary Show!
October 27 - Frank Bigelow & Friends
November 10 - Warren Brewer & Friends
November 24 - Josh Krohn & Dirty River Ramblers
December 8 - Christmas Show,
(Young musicians, up to 16 years old will be entertaining!)
** 7 PM, Monday, December 31, New Year's Eve Party!
THE NEBRASKA MASONIC HOME
Our Assisted Living/Nursing Care Facility
seeks caring, devoted individuals.
We have competitive wages, excellent benefits
& a superior working environment.
FT CNA’s, 2 pm – 10 pm
Summer Only Lawn Workers, M-F 8-4:30
Weekends Only CNA’s, All Shifts
PT Maintenance Workers 4 pm-12:30 am & 12:30 am to 8 am
FREE medical, dental & vision coverage
for Full-Time employees.
We also offer PayFlex; 401K Plan; &
Apply in person at 1300 Avenue D, Plattsmouth, NE 68048
or call (402) 296-7330 for more information.www.thenebraskamasonichome.org for an application – then hand deliver or mail.
Must pass pre-employment physical, drug test, and background checks.
Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands: Now is Your Time to Quit Tobacco
(PAPILLION, NE) –Keeping New Year’s self-improvement promises can be difficult. Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands and the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline want to help you make 2018 a tobacco-free year.
Through June 15 (while supplies last), the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline is providing extra assistance for those who are ready to quit with a two-week supply of no-cost nicotine replacement therapy.
"Quitting isn't easy, but with the Quitline, tobacco-users have a whole team of support on their side," Autumn Sky Burns, T.E.A.M. Coordinator said. "Get the tools you need to be successful by calling1-800-QUIT-NOW, talking with your healthcare provider, and building that support from friends and family.
Call the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline (available 24/7) and ask about the no-cost nicotine patches, gum or lozenges. This offer is available for Nebraska residents who are 18 years of age or older. Callers will be screened for medical eligibility to receive the medication, which is shipped directly to the caller’s home. All information provided to the Quitline is confidential.¬
“It is never too late to quit. Quitting brings immediate advantages to not just tobacco-users, but their families are well,” Burns said.
For help quitting, the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline is available at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669), and for Spanish services at 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-355-3569). Translation services are also available in more than 170 languages. For additional resources visitwww.QuitNow.ne.gov.
Funding for this project is provided by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services/Tobacco Free Nebraska Program as a result of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.
Support Our Neighbors
Click to Read todays SpringfieldNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays PlattsmouthNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays WeepingWaterNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays GreenwoodNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays NehawkaNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays CedarCreekNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays AvocaNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays ElmwoodNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays MurdockNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays LouisvilleNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays EagleNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays MurrayNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays UnadillaNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays UnionNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays AlvoNebraska Newsletter
Click to Read todays ManleyNebraska Newsletter
Community Sustaining Sponsors 2018
2018 Community Sustaining Sponsor
2018 Community Sustaining Sponsor
2018 Community Sustaining Sponsor