Murdock News - June 9, 2021
Welcome to Murdock
The Waffleman was a huge success. People came and ate waffles, sat inside and visited and many viewed the Historical Museum for the first time.
I think they should do it again, what do you think?
Murdock Historical Museum
If you have never been inside the museum you are missing out. It is incredibly professional and you can spend hours looking at all the vintage (it's not called antique anymore) items from Murdock's history.
There are cutouts of various residents and the history of the businesses in town.
Thank you to the entire board for all the hard work you have done to preserve Murdocks history.
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.
Many people have commented to me that Pastor Heim probably wasn't responsible for all these photos. Seems Ed Niemeyer (from the previous photo series) also took photos during this era. The photos were given to Maxine Cline.
In talking to Ramona and Angie we have come to the conclusion that this was the Methodist Church Summer Bible School family picnic at the end of the two-week session. Ramona remembers teaching for two weeks.
Angie also remembers the end of the school year family picnics with 3 legged races and other activities. That would be fun to bring back. I think in later years those types of fun races are called "field day" when the kids get outside have fun activities and eat lunch outside.
I remember having field day growing up and my kids did the same at Elmwood-Murdock in elementary school.
Notice the ladies in dresses having a picnic?
I wonder if people will look back forty years from now on our photos of Memorial Day and the 4th of July on the website with such fond memories.
This is one reason why this website is so valuable. All of the news is searchable at the top. Try it. Type in fire department, lions club, 4th of July, see that you find.
We offer two divine services: 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
The 10:30 divine service is live-streamed every Sunday via Robin Kuhlman's Facebook Page.
9:15 am - Sunday School for children and adults
10:30 am Divine Service
To Listen to last weeks Sermon Visit Pastor PodCast
Sermons are streamed on various podcasts including Spotify
Check out the calendar on the Elmwood Website
Tails and Tales (Summer Reading Program)
Lions and tigers and bears and . . . KIDS! The Elmwood Public Library will be hosting the Summer Reading Clubs during the month of June and this year’s theme is “Tails and Tales” (animal literature)!
The clubs will meet on Thursdays during the month of June (3, 10, 17 & 24). Little ones aged 4-7 will meet at 10:30 am. Older kids ages 8-11 will meet at 1 pm. Each session will last approximately one hour. Parental supervision is not required, as we will have some volunteer coordinators on-site to help.
We have a lot of fun things in store including presentations and live animals on-site! We’ll also get our hands dirty with some crafts and kick back with some animal crackers and watch a cartoon or two! Between all of these fun activities, we’ll discover some great animal stories and integrate them into the weekly activities. Earn tickets towards prizes by reading books and attending our meetings. Prizes will be awarded on June 24.
Elmwood Farmers Market News
Saturday 8:00 - Noon
From now until October
Find fresh produce, spinach, lettuce, radishes, asparagus, and even herbs.
Last year hundreds of people came to the park every Saturday morning and shopped locally.
If you have something to sell, crafts, baked goods, produce, flowers just stop by Saturday morning at 7:30 am to set up. No cost, no commitment. We would love to have you!
Bike Share in Elmwood Nebraska
What is the bike-share program? Quite simply there are five bikes available for the public to use for FREE! Yes, you heard it. Just drop into Bits and Pieces and sign one out!
In coordination with St Paul Methodist Church, United Methodist Health Fund, Hutchinson, Kansas, and Bits & Pieces five bicycles are available to check out (just like a library book) and ride around town, to the park, or on the trail.
- To check out a bike, you must sign a waiver. General bike share program rules-
must show a drivers license at check out
- 12-17 can rent bikes with a parent at check out. Parents take full responsibility and sign a waiver for their child.
- The bike is due back by the next Bits and Pieces business day. Plans are in the works to get a key dropbox. (Stay tuned.)
- The condition of the bike is checked at check out and when it is checked back in
when you check out a bike you are responsible for the bike. Any damage will result in a fee.
failure to return the bike by the due date will result in the suspension of your ability to check out bikes.
- No holds/reservations on bikes will be allowed
- We do not provide helmets. You can bring your own helmet to use while riding the bike.
- Have fun!!!!
Funding for this project was provided in part by the United Methodist Health Fund, Hutchinson, Kansas.💗 About 30 people attended the official ribbon cutting on April 12th and I was even the first person to check out a bike. It's easy and once you are registered you just add the next date and time to the notebook.
Elmwood St. Paul UMC Cass County Food Bank
There is a new location for the Cass County Food Bank.
They have a new space at the previous Village Board building!
Parking is improved and there is now more space and room for freezers, food storage, and a permanent distribution site. Please let people know about the new location who could use this service
New Summer Hours
Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun
1:00 - 4:00 pm
The Bess Streeter Aldrich House started its new summer (extended hours) today.
We can also schedule a private tour on different days for groups of five or more.
LOVE MUSIC EVERY SATURDAY 7:30
Nomads Bar + Kitchen Nehawka
Never a cover. Amazing outdoor oasis stage.
Do you miss watching live music as much as we miss playing?
Here's your chance to Rock Out with Katie Kaboom in a fun and high-energy outdoor venue.
Hope to see you all there!
Louisville Food Pantry
OPEN: every Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm
LOCATION: 304 Main Street, Louisville
Please come and pick up what you need for your household or a friend’s.
We have canned goods, boxed meals, breakfast items, frozen meats, bread, eggs, baking ingredients, cleaning supplies, personal care items, diapers, and wipes.
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