Murdock Newsletter 01-28-2016
Murdock Nebraska News
Thank You For Your Support
Thank you for the show of support on my last newsletter. I hope to keep meeting your expectations now and for the future.
There are some amazing people in our communities doing amazing things near and far and in this edition I'm going to highlight a recent Elmwood-Murdock graduate who is living his dream.
Did you know there a published author living in Murdock?
Maybe we have more famous people than we realize? Murdock people really get around and personally I think it's kinda fun to brag about our small town. People get really interested, especially when I tell them it's only a town of less than 300 people.
I'm constantly surprised at how many people know where Murdock is and either have relatives here, or have eaten at Bulldogs.
Don't forget to keep sending me the following...
- Church News & Suppers
- Community Potlucks (you know it's getting to be that season again)
- Birthday Announcements (Card showers are still fun)
- Murdock History or Trivia
- Lions Club News & Events
- Did You Know? (Did you know this or that about here or there in town)
Ebenezer United Methodist Church
Thank you to Ramona Oehlerking for sending me the news and updates on the Methodist Church in Murdock.
For many the Methodist church is just an over flow parking lot for school events, and a place to get a pop in town. But did you know that the proceeds of the pop sales go to the youth group?
This past summer they received a new Pastor and she goes by Pastor Ra. I will arrange to interview her in the next few weeks and formally introduce her to the newsletter community near and far. She is anxious get get to know people in the community and has plans to introduce new events and activities.
A "Christ the King Sunday" celebration on November 20th and Prayer Walk around Murdock are just a couple.
In the words of one parishioner "She is quite a lady! Very educated and full of life"
9:15 Sunday School & Bible Class and 10:30 am Divine Service
Listen to the weekly sermon anytime at Pastor Brent Kuhlman's Blog?
Annual Market to Market Relay Race
October 8 - 9:15 am
The exciting Market to Market Relay Race is coming soon and the youth group of Trinity Lutheran Church is participating by volunteering and using this as a fundraiser.
We need volunteers on 310th Street to hand out water, direct traffic and show small town hospitality. Our exchange point takes a lot of volunteers as we have to direct/control traffic on 310th St, get the next runner ready fro their team exchange and watch for runners crossing the road.
Sign up to volunteer here Just click for a "ticket" and select Exchange Point 10
Teams of runners will leave from Lincoln and race to Omaha. Are they nuts? Maybe, but it's a lot of fun to watch, many are dressed in costrumes.
The youth groups receives a donation and you get a free hat and a fun day with friends.
Murdock Historical Society & Museum
One of the things that surprises many people is the quality of the Murdock Historical Museum. I want to thank Dale Vanderford for allowing me to pull historical tidbits from their Facebook page.
Did you know at one time Murdock had a Murdock Sports, Inc., formed by several couples from Murdock. They refurbished an old school bus and drove to all Nebraska's home and away games in the late 60's and early 70's.
With Coach Bob Devaney in late 60's at Oklahoma.
Verle Stock, Carl Backemeyer, Gus Wilken, Coach Devaney, John Stilwell,
Eldon Panska, Arlo Stock, Vernon Schewe, and Rich Stock.
Does anybody remember the "Little Red Bus?"
Murdock Author - Steve Bruttig
One of the benefits of writing this newsletter is finding out more about my community and staying in touch with people. In updating the Elmwood Library news I learned that they just obtained a book by a Murdock author Steve Bruttig.
He is a member of the Nebraska Writers Guild and his book "First and Foremost" has just been released and is available to check out at the Elmwood Library.
I will try and get an interview with him in the future.
Elmwood-Murdock School News
Little Cheer Camp
The EM Spirit Squad once again held their Little Cheer Camp this fall and I don't know about yo,u but little tiny cheer leaders are adorable.
The cheerleaders do a fantastic job all year round supporting the athletic teams and providing positive support for the athletes and students. Here are a few photos of this the cheer camp.
More than 70 girls participated, 30 more than last year!
Three practices were held before the performance on Friday. Each group performed an individual cheer, a large group cheer and a group dance to Thriller.
Everyone had a lot of fun and want to thank all the parents for their continued support.
The Spirit Squad has 7 cheerleaders: Seniors: Shailee Hayek & Alexis Campbell, Junior: Kabrianna Mumford & Tatum Munhall, Sophomores: Brianna Scattergood & Elyse Drake Freshman: Alyssa Closner
Homecoming Court Announced
Homecoming is October 7th and the 2016 Elmwood-Murdock homecoming court has been announced.
Congratulations to the King candidates Justin Drake, Brady Dreamer and Austin Drueke and the Queen contendents Maddy Lutz, Grace Althouse and Shailee Hayek.
There are a lot of activities planned for that day including the Soup Supper that night.
High School Football Season
Get your Elmwood-Murdock school gear and apparel here for the football season.
The Elmwood-Murdock Football team has kicked off their season with gusto! Thank you in advance to all the parents, students and fans who cheer them on each week.
Here are the statistics for the 1st three games of the season for those sports statistics junkies.
Did you know that Elmwood-Murdock Varsity Football games can be watched live on STRIVE TV.
Obviously it's best if you can make it to a game, but if you live out of town and still want to cheer on the Knights you can do so from the comfort of your living room, or any computer.
Area and Community News
Attention High School Students
If you know of a student interested in majoring in Animal Science (I was one of them) this is a great event for them to attend.
ANIMAL SCIENCE ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
October 3, 2016
Animal Science Complex UNL-East Campus
Did you know you could attend the University of Nebraska and get a degree focused on companion animals, horses or livestock? Or maybe you just want to take a few classes to learn more about these?
You need to come to the University of Nebraska Animal Science Open House on October 3, 2016 from 6 – 8 p.m. to learn more. You can get questions answered and find out more about the vast opportunities, classes that are offered, careers and much more.
During this Open House you will get some hands-on experiences, view demonstrations and meet with faculty and students involved in UNL’s equine, companion animal and livestock programs. Also you will get to find out more about the various animal-related organizations such as Equestrian team, Livestock and Horse Judging teams, SEECA (Students for the Education of Exotic and Companion Animals), Pre-Vet club, and Block and Bridle.
During the open house, you will get to travel through the Animal Science building on a bit of a “scavenger hunt” to seek out facts related to our classes and majors. Be sure to mark your calendars to not miss this night at the UNL Animal Science Complex, UNL East Campus!
Please see the attached press release and flyer. A map for directions to the Animal Science Complex and parking is also attached, or you can click on this link to access a wireless version.
Community Sustaining Sponsors 2016