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April 2, 2008


April 3-5-State FBLA Conference-Omaha
Mon. April 7-Booster Club meeting will be held in the Long Distance Learning room at the Murdock site, starting at 7:00 p.m.
Tues. Apr. 9-School Board Meeting @ Murdock 7:00 p.m.
Thur. Apr. 10 – Spring Concert at 7:00 p.m.
Sat. Apr. 12-Prom at Crooked Creek 6:30-11:30 p.m.
Wed. Apr. 16-Early Dismissal 1:15/1:30
April 18-19-District Music Contest
Wed. Apr. 23-Cheerleading tryouts 4:00 p.m.
Fri. Apr. 25-Athletic Banquet @ Murdock 6:30 p.m.



I wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell
What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?
What if we flipped through it several times a day?
What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?
What if we used it to receive messages from the text?
What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?
What if we gave it to kids as gifts?
What if we used it when we traveled?
What if we used it in case of an emergency?
This is something to make you go....hmm...where is my Bible? Unlike our cell phone; there are no dropped calls!
Oh, and one more thing. We don't have to worry about our Bible being
disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill!

What’s Happening Around Our Community

Trying to Repeat
Nick Beebee reported, “After the boys basketball team won state, the boys golf team stepped up their game. They opened their season with a 3rd Place out of 10 finish at Syracuse invite. Kevin Zoz finished first with a 76. E-M made it to State last year and hopes for a repeat”

And They’re Off
Nick Beebee also informed me about the track team, “The Track season is in full swing now. E-M finished 4th over all at the Yutan relays last week and look forward to improving every meet.”

More Malcolm Music Results
State Band was held in Kearney, March 15th. 11 students from Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools represented our school in Class C. The State Bands consisted of 3 Bands; Jazz, Symphonic, and Wind Ensemble. Our students practiced all day with other students representing Class C from around the state in the three festival bands that were auditioned from tapes the students submitted. They performed the concert in the evening to community patrons, friends and family from around the state. Students selected will receive state medals provided by Class C to be distributed during the Awards night ceremony.

ECNC Honor Band is May 5. Students selected from around the conference participate in a Jr. and Sr. High Concert Band. Students will practice throughout the day in Yutan and perform a concert in the evening beginning at 7:00pm. High School students will also be auditioning for chair placement and a chance to earn a medal by placing first in their respective instrument. Everyone is welcome and encourage to attend the concert.

Malcolm contest overall was a success for the 5-8th grade instrumental department. Success can be gauged by many different variables, such as smoothness of the contest, successful playing on their instruments and representing Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools in a positive and respectful manner. As a whole our students were very respectful and represented our school in a manner to be proud of. Many students performed at an amazing level, while others performed well, or to their potential which is all we can ever ask. Our ratings this year included 15 Superior Ratings and 12 Excellent Ratings, while we are usually use to 17 superiors, we were very pleased with the amount of success demonstrated by the students. The 6th Grade Band earned an Excellent Rating,, while the 7-8th Band earned a 2+ which means they earned an excellent rating, but were very close to a superior score. The judges’ comments were very helpful and will be useful in the future to continue to build the students abilities both as individual players and as a group as well.

6th grade choir performed "Kyrie" and "Chocolate". They received a superior rating. JH sang "Et In Terra Pax" and "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel". They received a superior rating. Both groups appreciate the wonderful accompaniment from Sue Ronhovde, who accompanied both groups for the 2nd year.

Soloists receiving a I:Ashley Andersen, Austin Zimmerman, Wade (not Ross) Mumford singing "Mariah", Shannon Ronhovde.
Soloists receiving a I-:Jennifer Hromanik, Megan Campbell, Lizzy Pegler
Soloists receiving a II+:Zoe Tuttle, Sophie Tays
Soloists receiving a II:Cameron Sims
Ensemble receiving a I+:Wade Mumford & Shannon Ronhovde - mixed duet.
Ensembles receiving a I:Shannon Ronhovde, Andrea Kitrell, Alyssa Brown, Jordan Bowman - 8th girls quartet; Justin Baumeister, Clint Bornemeier, Austin Zimmerman, Cameron Sims,
Jake Kuhlman, Tanner Justesen - 8th Boys' Sextet; Taylor Zeorian, Lauren Bowman, Lindsay Oehlerking, Mikayla Butts, Jordan Bowman, Sophie Tays, Erin Dwyer, Brandy Kitrell, Andrea Kitrell -Triple Trio; Jake Vavak, Brandon Luetchens, Steven Olson, Dalton Synovec, Tyler
Jones, Wade Mumford - 7th boys sextet
Ensembles receiving a I-:Jennifer Hromanik, Zoe Tuttle, Anna Strubble, Taren Stander - 7th girls
Ensembles receiveing a II+:Kimberly Bracken, Lizzy Pegler, Ashley Anderson - 8th girls trio
Ensembes receiving a II:Taren Stander, Angie Houston, Jessica Brockhoff - 7th girls trio; Megan Campbell, Alyssa Brown, Sophie Tays, Ashley Andersen, Sidney Brummer - 8th girls sextet Jordan Bowman, Mikayla Butts, Brandy Kitrell, Shannon Melo, Megan Schmale, Heather Lancaster - 8th girls sextet

Thanks so much to Mr. Hansen & Mrs. Colbert for sending in this info!

The United Methodist Women present Desserts for Daughters on Wednesday, April 16th at 7:00. Guest speaker is Nikki Ford, nutrionist from HyVee Grocery. Click here for more details. I would retype the information but this flyer is beautiful!

Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation’s Annual Spring Banquet

Sat. Apr. 12th, 6:00 p.m. at Elmwood Elementary School (400 West F St.)
Enjoy a catered meal followed by a great program. This year’s theme is "Windmills Across Nebraska". Speakers will be windmill expert Loren Lockman, who will talk about the history and importance of windmills to Midwest farming history, and Barbara Chamness from the Center for Rural Affairs, who will speak about the Center’s recent “Windmills Across Nebraska” project.
Admission is $8.00. Call 994-3855 or email This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it prior to Apr. 8 to reserve your spot. All are welcome!!!

Elmwood/Murdock Baseball/Softball Program is having an all you can eat pancake dinner April 20th from 10:00-1:30.
Free will donation. It will be in the old gym at the high school in Murdock. Please encourage everyone to come and support the ball program.

Prairie Rim Plants
Seed Potatoes - 69¢ per pound 50# bag - $32
Onion Sets and Plants next week!!
Plant House will open about the 19th of April.
Prices will be as close to last years as possible.

Sharon Kunz and her helpers have been operating the Prairie Rim Plants since 1982. She started with plants and flowers and in the last 10 years she has operated on a larger scale. You can find almost every plant you want for your yard and garden. Sharon buys her flowers from various nurseries around Nebraska and Missouri. If you can’t find what you want she can probably order it for you! Just ask her! For more information call Sharon at 402-994-4895.


Elmwood Volunteer Fire and Rescue Weekly Winner
Mar, 29th #13. Barb Oehlerking, Murdock Ne


Helpful Hint
This was written By Regina Brett of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio, sent in by Julie Schmale. THANKS Julie!

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written".

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile!
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful, or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else!
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift. "

News to the Editor
- Please send all your Murdock area news to me. Birthdays, anniversaries, announcements, events or news are welcome and will be added to the upcoming newsletter. Thanks in advance for all your help!

Teri Bowman


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