Murdock Newsletter - 12-02-2015
The Holiday Extravaganza, sponsored by the Elmwood Murdock Merchants Association, fell on a cold, icy day but was still well attended.
The day started early with the pancake feed at the fire hall.
Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped to see the kids and get their Christmas wishes.
The Red Cedar Lounge was host to the annual craft show.
The library had kids crafts and activities.
It was a good time to check out some books!
The Candy Cane Lane at the Elmwood Community Center had a ton of goodies for sale. My family made pigs of themselves!
Mz PurplePockets painted faces and made balloon sculptures for the kiddos.
Journey Into Christmas
Holiday Open House at the
Bess Streeter Aldrich House
Dec. 5-6 & 12-13 -- 2:00-5:00 p.m.
(Special hours Nov. 28 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
See every room of the author’s historic home
decked out for the holidays! Enjoy complimentary holiday treats and shop for Aldrich novels and
other great gifts after your tour.
$5.00 adults, $3.00 ages 6-12, free 5 & und
204 East F St., Elmwood
Want to join Girl Scouts? Join our new troop! Girl Scouts is growing and we are starting a new troop at Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools. Girls in all grades are invited to join Girl Scout Troop 20806.
Learn more at our upcoming parent informational meeting!
When: Sunday, December 13th at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Locations TBA
Who: Girls in all grades who are not already a part of a troop.
Annual Memberships Dues are $15.00. Girl Scouts Spririt of Nebraska offers financial assistance on a need basis.
Reverse Order Brings Reverse the Trend to Elmwood
On Friday, December 4th, 8:30 a.m., students and staff at Elmwood-Murdock School in Elmwood, NE, will be treated to a one of a kind rock concert with a meaningful message. Reverse the Trend is a motivational and anti-bullying movement that is sweeping the country. Students, staff and parents rave about the program that went to 264 schools in 33 states last year, exclaiming: it inspired students, decreased bullying and even saved some lives.
"Reverse the Trend" is a program that combines a concert with an assembly, engaging and exciting the students with music they will enjoy, while teaching them how to overcome bullying. Reverse Order, a popular rock band, continues the assembly by sharing their own personal stories about how they were bullied and how they overcame it in a safe and positive way. They inspire students to set goals and achieve their dreams
Reverse Order was a semi-finalist on America's Got Talent; the band was recently sent by the US Embassy to Russia as cultural diplomats to bring American music to their youth. The band has shared the stage with artists like Third Eye Blind, The Backstreet Boys and Avril Lavigne. They've released 3 EP's and several singles which can be found on iTunes, Pandora and Spotify.
Reverse the Trend is a 501c3 non profit organization the band started to inspire youth and prevent bullying related suicides. To learn more about Reverse the Trend and Reverse Order here are links to their websites:
L-R Cruise Russo, John Russo, Drew Katsock (Parker the dog)
L-R Drew Katsock, John Russo, Cruise Russo
Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council (CCNEDC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Trista Farrens as the next executive director effective Nov. 16.
Farrens will focus on retaining existing businesses, attracting new businesses, creating new jobs and expanding current business and industry in Cass County.
Her previous work in regional economic development includes leadership of Washington County’s Gateway Development Corp. Most recently Farrens served as project manager/selection coordinator with Malibu Homes.
“Trista knows how to build relationships. She knows how to lead. She knows how to get things done. We look forward to seeing her channel her experience and skill set into job growth and new capital investment throughout Cass County,” said Jane McDaniel, CCNEDC board president.
Community Sustaining Sponsors 2015