Murdock News August 16, 2017
Murdock Nebraska News
(Sponsored by the Elmwood Library)
On Monday, August 21st at approximately 11:25 AM we will find ourselves on the edge of a rare celestial event, a total eclipse of the sun.
The Elmwood-Murdock School’s science teacher, Laura Stock, and the Elmwood Public Library combined their efforts and presented wonderful information about this rare occurrence and the view-ability possible in our area during two Eclipse Family Night events in August.
This is unique because it will travel through the United States from Salem, Oregon to Charleston South Carolina, dissecting Nebraska from Alliance in the Northwest corner to Falls City in the Southeast tip of the state. Elmwood is located approximately 4 miles north of the “path of totality”. We will be able to see an eclipse where the moon will almost cover the sun completely.
On Monday, August 14th dozens of community members, parents, kids and the public attended a Solar Eclipse workshop at the Elmwood-Murdock Elementary School.
There were crafts and activities for the kids to learn more about this once in a lifetime event that will be happening right over our heads in Elmwood Nebraska. While Elmwood is not quite in the totality area we are only -4% from totality and it's going to be pretty spectacular.
Free solar glasses were handed out AND if you have gotten yours yet there is still time.
Stop by the Elmwood library while supplies last for your free pair of solar eclipse glasses. You can't watch it with them.
To view times and locations in Nebraska where the 100% total eclipse can be viewed visit the.Nebraska Game and Parks Website for an interactive map. We are only four miles away from seeing the TOTAL eclipse. It's worth a drive south a view minutes.
The only SAFE way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special purpose solar filters or eclipse glasses.
Want to learn more?
Last Eclipse Information Session before the big event
Elmwood Community Center
Thursday August 17th - NOON
Presentation by John Goldman
Greg Goldman is a retired science teacher who grew up in Elmwood and taught at Anselmo-Merna high school before retiring. This promises to be a very interesting and informative session.
We will have a booth set up at the FB and VB Scrimmages on Friday, August 18th and at the first home FB game on Friday, Sept 1st. The only item no longer available is the handle for the 30oz cup. The "Yeti" style stainless steel cups are available with Elmwood Murdock Knights on the side or blank if you have friends or family that would prefer the cups to be blank.
We will also have Elmwood Murdock Sports/Groups window clings available! We have them available for Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Track, Cross Country, Music, One Act, and Cheer. The clings will be on display at the FB and VB scrimmage as well as the first home football game.
They will have EM Knights across the top and you will be able to personalize what you want them to say along the bottom. All window clings are available for $10 each. Sale goes through Sept 2nd.
FCCLA Public Service Announcement
Aug 17, 20176:30 - 8:00
Bryan East Campus Room: Plaza Conference Center
1500 S. 48th St.Lincoln
A free class presented by Alice Henneman, Extension Educator, RDN.
Learn how to use a few simple tips and techniques with a variety of ingredients to fix healthy meals in a hurry.
Thanks to Lisa Hynes, a registered dietician and FACS Teacher for this update. Lisa is also the FCCLA Advisor at Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools.
"FCCLA is a career and technical student organization that functions as an integral part of the Family and Consumer Sciences education curriculum and operates within the school system, and it provides opportunities for active student participation at local, state, and national levels."
To learn more about FCCLA, it's mission and purpose please visit their national website.
9:15 Sunday School & Bible Class
10:30 am Divine Service
Listen to the weekly sermon anytime at Pastor Brent Kuhlman's Blog
Murdock United Methodist Church
Worship Time: 9:30 am Sunday
Children's Sunday School: 9:55-10:30
(dismissed from worship following the "Children's Chat")
Murdock Business Space for Rent
Over 1900 square ft available. This space can work for just about any business type. 3 separate entrances, ADA Compliant, a patio area, bar/counter, kitchen area, men's and women's bathrooms, and a modern fire/sprinkler system to meet today's codes. Affordable rent, based on the term of lease and business type. Please share and let's find another business for Murdock!
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Sunday, August 20th
Bring your friends and family to Son-Shine's Pancake Feed for some delicious pancakes, donuts, fruit, and other goodies!
Free-will donation. Proceeds go to making Son-Shine a better place for our kids!
Time for the 14th Annual Ice Cream Social
Sponsored by the Elmwood American Legion Post 247
Sunday, August 20th, 2017
6:30- 8:00 pm
Battlefields to Ballfields
Battlefields to Ballfields – A program that provides scholarships to veterans who return from defending our country with an opportunity to get integrated back into their community through officiating. It offers training and equipment scholarships for veterans to become sports officials. Learn more at: https://www.battlefields2ballfields.org.
Husker Fans Salute the Troops 2017
Husker Fans Salute the Troops 2017 – The mission is to salute Nebraska Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines: active duty, national guard, reserve, retired and veterans, to say “Thank you for your service to our Nation” so they know the Husker Nation will never forget their sacrifice and dedication.
This is an unprecedented event in the history of military support to the Armed Forces. This weekend hosts troops and their families from all services, of all ranks, to come together and cheer on their team as they play Purdue on October 28th, 2017.
This weekend is more than just a watch party, though. It is a chance for these servicemen and women to be treated like the heroes they are with an all access, private tour of Memorial Stadium and a brunch in their honor.
2017 marks the tenth year for this event. 2008 was the first year held during the OU game and attended by about 70 troopers and their families. Since then we have had to limit our attendance as it has grown to nearly 500 attendees. Each year we try to improve the troopers experience and being our tenth year we are expecting this to be the best.
ARK YOU CALENDARS!!! LEAVE YOUR SCHEDULE OPEN!!
September 10, 2017 1:00 pm
The Elmwood Rescue Squad is hosting their 3rd Annual Bubble Soccer Fundraiser!
We are hoping to make this year our biggest and best year yet!
Must register in advance- spots fill up fast!
Registration Fee - $125 per team.
Teams of 5 players
Registration includes 2 10 Minute Matches, T-Shirt, and Water Bottle.
Must be 16 years or older to play. Between the ages of 16-18, parents must sign the release form.
Check in starts at Noon **All team members must be present to check in**
Games starts at 1 pm
Will be at the Elmwood Park in Elmwood Nebraska
Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams.
Food will also be available for purchase.
Greenwood Fun Days
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Car Show, Crafts, Games and Fun for everyone
Flea Market, and Parade that starts at 11:00 am
Private Music Lessons Available in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse
Discover your inner musician with Greenblatt & Seay in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse! Lessons are tailored to the needs of the individual student and can include playing by ear, reading music, jamming, performing, and recording. Greenblatt & Seay have been teaching folks of all ages how to play (violin, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, recorders, penny whistles, harmonicas, banjo, dulcimer, etc.) for over 30 years.
Cass Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Cass Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is currently recruiting CASA advocates to speak up for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Cass County.
The next training session is scheduled to begin October 1 and will run for five weeks. The training consists of 15 hours of online training and 15 hours of in-person training. We are also seeking male volunteers for this class as over 60% of our CASA children are males. If you are interested, please contact Debbie Green at (402) 296-9521; email
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