Murdock News - October , 2020
Welcome to Murdock
Halloween in Murdock
It's my favorite season in Murdock. It always has been. People really get into decorating their yards, porches, and Main Street. I love the creativity and it seems to get better every year.
This year I noticed the skeleton was new, I just love him and I bet the trick or treaters will too.
It is so good to see the scarecrows gracing Main Street. There is so much to see it would be easy to create a Scavenger hunt....That's actually a good idea for next year.
Back the Blue Event
Eagle Raceway is having a free event
Sunday, October 25, 2020.
Noon to 4:00 p.m.
The purpose is to support Law Enforcement with a Back The Blue event.
Lee Greenwood will highlight a program at 2:00 p.m.
Sponsors are Bill and Evonne Williams of Honor Flights and Patriotic Productions of Omaha.
Glimpse into Murdock History
Continuing with our new series to the weekly news.
During the 1950s Pastor Heim would document his home visits with parishioners by taking a photo. These are no ordinary photos, but COLOR photographs. In the 1950s this was almost unheard of then. It was cutting edge "technology". Thank you to Ramona Oehlerking for the video/images.
Agriculture has certainly changed over the years. In the 1950s whole ear corn was picked and put into corn cribs. Some were shelled and some were ground as is and fed to cattle.
The ear corn was loaded into grain wagons, they are so small. You can still find these wagons on farms around here. They are being used mainly as decor and holding pumpkins.
The people below are Winona and Orlin Burrill. They lived in the first mile west of Highway 1 on Alvo Road, on the north side. Right now Scott Ellinger and Robert Frederickson live in that area. Their 2 kids are Galen Burrill and Carol Burrill Gifford.
The machine is a 2-row corn picker that picked the whole ear. Kernels remained on the ear!
Divine Services (with social distancing)
8:00 am Divine Service
9:15 am - Sunday School for children and adults
10:30 am Divine Service
Pastors sermons can be watched on The Trinity Lutheran Church Murdock Vimeo Channel
Listen to the weekly sermon anytime at Pastor Brent Kuhlman's Blog
Murdock Playground WILL Be a Reality
WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP!
The kids of Murdock, NE are dreaming of a new playground.
We are asking for your support in making
that playground dream a reality for Murdock, and creating a safe and fun place for kids to play and for families to gather. Please consider making this important investment in our future. A playground provides a safe and exciting place for children (and our community) to grow!
So far, we have received about $17,000 in donations for the park!
Our goal is to raise $50,000. We still have a few options left that you can donate towards, as well as any general amount toward the general fund.
Please share this with those you feel would be interested in donating.
Name the Park, Investment of $20,000
Will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, article in the weekly community newsletter, and customized signage at the park.
Donate the main structure, $15,000
Donate the swings, Investment of $2,500
Donate the spinner, Investment of $2,500
We understand budgets are tight and you may get flooded with requests for donations, but we would like you to consider supporting the village of Murdock. Your contribution would make a huge difference in our efforts, and bring us that much closer to our goal!
Our sponsors will proudly be displayed on our permanent custom playground sign, acknowledged at ribbon-cutting ceremony, and mentioned in the weekly community newsletter. You will also have a front-row seat for the ceremony!
Remember, all contributions are tax-exempt (tax ID 346683).
Donations can be mailed to:PO Box 308,
Murdock, NE, 68407.
Fall Festival 2020
Elmwood Farmers Market
The Elmwood Farmers Market has finished it's third year and a wonderful season. Over 30 vendors attended at least once this year.
CORNHUSKER COUNTRY MUSIC THEATER
211 Main St.
FREE admittance for all under 13!
The FUTURE is in YOUR POWER!
IF YOU'RE OVER 18, CLICK EITHER of the NEBRASKA ICONS BELOW to REGISTER TO VOTE! IT'S YOUR RIGHT!
(Editorial by Patricia Zeigler, Editor, MurrayNebraska.com)
General Election: November 3, 2020
If you have any questions regarding elections, registering to
vote, filing for office, or working as an election worker,
contact the election office at:
201 Main Street
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
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NOW THAT YOU'VE REGISTERED, GET THE FACTS!
There are really NO EXCUSES for failing to vote. You have to work that day? No excuse. Don't have a babysitter? No excuse. You don't want to go out in a crowd? No excuse. Do you know that any Nebraska resident who is a LEGALLY REGISTERED VOTER may request an EARLY-VOTING BALLOT APPLICATION, (also known as an 'ABSENTEE' ballot)? You don't even need to have a reason, (or an excuse), for the request!
One excellent reason for voting by absentee is the weather. An ice or snowstorm, heavy winds or torrential rains could possibly keep you from physically voting on the actual Election Day. No worries about that with your mail-in vote either.
Do you need another good reason for voting by mail? You might get sick and cannot physically go to your polling place.
The following should help you save time:
- Cass County NE voters may print the Early Voting Ballot Application HERE.
- OR call your local Election Office and ask for one to be mailed to you. In Cass County NE, that's 402-296-9309.
- OR in Cass County NE, there is a box located outside the building where you can just pick one up. You may also pick one up at the Election Office inside. The address is 201 Main Street, Plattsmouth, NE, (white building southeast of the flagpole).
Accurately, completely fill out the form. Include your name, residence address, phone number, mailing address you want the ballot sent to and your signature. Even if you do the automatic fill-in form online, you still need to SIGN IT after you print it. Mail it right away or take it to the Cass County NE Election Office and drop it in the box outside on the southwest wall of the building.
On September 28th ballots will start to be sent out and you should receive yours shortly thereafter.
So get your Early Voting Ballot Application form filled-out now, before the big rush. The last day to request an Early Voting Bal
lot to be mailed to you is October 23rd.
Just do it now. Election Day will be here before you know it!
For more information: NEBRASKA SECRETARY of STATE
Cass County NE Voters can also check HERE.
Next to the Cass County Election Office door you'll see two sets of forms, one on the right for Voter Registration and on the left, the Early Voting Forms.
After they're filled out and signed, you may take them inside, mail them, or drop them in the 'Ballot Box' around the corner of the building, to the right of the big Election Office sign.
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Church Times of Service, dinners, meetings, Bible study
Business special events or Open Houses
4-H meeting dates (photos from meetings)
School Accomplishments (high school, college)
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