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Murdock news 6-21-2017

Murdock Nebraska News

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MurdockStorm 0617 2Murdock was luckier than other communities in Cass County, but we still had our fair share of rain (3.5"), wind and damage. People pulled together and cleared the streets in town, ran chainsaws and in just a day it seemed as though nothing had happened. 

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Some were not that lucky. This fence didn't stand up to our fierce Nebraska winds. 

9th Annual Tyler Eggert Baseball Memorial Tournament

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Another part of the Murdock tradition is the Tyler Eggert Baseball Memorial Tournament. This is held in memory of Tyler Eggert who died in a car accident nearly 10 years ago this year. It's hard to believe it's been that long.

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He loved baseball and fishing and this is an opportunity to keep his memory alive in the community and remember what a special kid he was. Five teams from the area participated this year and the weather was ALMOST perfect. We could have done without the wind as many tents blew across the grass.

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The food was great, turkey legs still are a favorite and you can see the cooking crew hard at work, thank you Dan Brown and Alan Brockhoff for your smoking and BBQ skills.

Several teams from Omaha came down to play ball on Fathers Day Weekend.


Murdock PRIDE

I learned the whole story behind the red petunias in the planter thanks to Linda Glantz. So the next time you go by them you can smile and then thank a group of young 4-Hers from the Stove Creek Rustlers.

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On a busy Sunday in May, the Stove Creek Rustlers 4-H Club from Elmwood came
to Murdock to plant the spring flowers. In a very short time, all ten planters were filled
with a spike and red petunias. Wow! They were good workers!

Thank-you to the following volunteers:
Ryan, Kim, McKenna, Melinda, Gabrielle, Savannah, Micah, Bobby, Sara, Charley, Ryker, Savannah, Lyndee, Ayzlee, Kade, Melissa, Aryana, Annie, Lucy, Bo, Morgan, Lane, Andy, Jenna, Rylan, and Ellie.

They did an amazing job and were so appreciated. Unfortunately, as stated in the recent article, Mother Nature wasn’t so nice to them so there was a second planting done by Ken and Linda Glantz.

This summer they will be watered by Duane Blair, Cherie Strayhan, Denny Koch, and Linda Glantz. We also want to recognize Dave and Angie Friesell who maintain the Oxbow Trail Welcome sign and planter on Hwy 1 and Spur 13A.
These volunteers are appreciated for showing their MURDOCK PRIDE.


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Elmwood-Murdock Good Neighbor Award

We all have ways within our various organizations to honor and thank individuals who put forth an exemplary effort for the organization. But how do you thank someone who voluntarily puts forth an outstanding effort for the entire community or goes out of their way to help out a neighbor?

Well, the Elmwood-Murdock Merchants’ Association (EMMA) Good Neighbor Award is the answer to your question. This award recognizes individuals who make the Murdock and Elmwood communities a better place to live.

Maybe you have received the Good Neighbor Award yourself—remember the thrill of riding the float in the 4th of July parade, receiving your certificate, or seeing it posted at the Cass County Fair for all to see?

Take time to pay it forward and nominate another deserving community member.

See who won past awards for being a good Elmwood-Murdock Neighbor

Past Good neighbor Recipient List as of 2016 page 0

Nominations are now being accepted. Forms are available at the EMMA website ( The deadline has been extended to Saturday, June 17, so act fast!

Just a reminder that past recipients are not eligible to be nominated again. There are many more people out there doing great things for our community - let's honor them this year!

Murdock 4th of July Celebration

Schedule of Events

7:00 am Breakfast at Bulldogs Bar & Grill

7:30 am Dillon Synovec Memorial Run

9:00 - 4:00 pm For the Love of Junk Open

10:00 am - 1:00 Murdock Museum Open

10:00 - 1:00 One-Romm School House open

10:00 Games & activities - BOUNCE HOUSE- Petting Zoo

10:00 am Parade Line Up

11:00 - 1:00 pm Lions Club Lunch

11:00 Murdock Parade!!

Following the Parade

12:00 - 3:00 pm Pie and Ice Cream Social (United Methodist Church basement)

Afternoon - Free Watermelon - (Sponsored by Tommorrow's Producers 4-H Club)

Ball Games (at Murdock Ball Field)

Dusk --- >>> FIREWORKS (at Murdock Ball Field. Donations requested)

Murdock 4th of July Fireworks

Bouncy House:  MURDOCK PRIDE is honored to be offered another year of having the Bouncy House on the main street on 4th of July. Thank-you, EMMA, for this opportunity for our non-profit to raise money to purchase spring flowers, Christmas tree lights, etc.

Look for the Bouncy House across from the bank on the vacant lot. It will be the place with lots and lots of smiley boys and girls bouncing around!

We would also like to thank ALL of the are business and patrons who contribute by donating so this show can happen. Without those donations, it just wouldn't be possible!

2017 Dillon Synovec Booster Club Run/Walk 

It is time for the 4th of July Memorial Run/Walk in memory of Dillon Synovec. Entry fee is $25.00 and you receive a t-shirt if you register before June 16th.

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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")

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Sunday Schedule -

9:15 Sunday School & Bible Class

10:30 am Divine Service  

Listen to the weekly sermon anytime at Pastor Brent Kuhlman's Blog



jobpostingLocal company in Murdock/Alvo area looking for a part-time office assistant.

Job duties include drafting of estimates, billing summaries, and summaries of work completed.  Responding to email inquiries may also be required.  Excellent English skills are a necessity and legal writing skills would be beneficial but not required. 

Job hours can be flexible and most work can be completed from home if that is preferred. 

Estimated hours are from 5-15 per week.  Call Lori at 402-610-1366 to inquire further

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Thanks for helping to keep YOUR Murdock Newsletter fresh and up-to-date!

 Area & Community News


Elmwood Blood Drive

Thank You!!

30 pints of whole blood was collected and our was 20!

Your blood drive potentially saved 90 lives!
Drive Date: June 12, 2017

You know the difference your blood drive makes. By coordinating a blood drive, you are committed to supporting a valuable service to your community and the nation. On any given day, 14,000 pints of blood may be required to meet the needs of patients in our local hospitals.

The Red Cross thanks you for the strong relationship we have in working together to ensure blood is available for patients in need across the nation.

We hope that your role with the Red Cross is as important to you as you are to the Red Cross. We encourage you to continue your work to provide opportunities for generous blood donors to share their gift of life with patients in need. The stability of our nation's blood supply is in the hands of thoughtful, dedicated volunteers like you, who understand that healthy people should give blood for patients in need.

Again, thank you for your efforts in coordinating a successful blood drive!

Thank you to JoAnna Hill for coordinating the blood drive and sending me the information. Great job!

Elmwood Volunteer Rescue Squad TRAINING

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 Last week the Elmwood Volunteer Rescue Squad had their monthly training meeting. This time it was on a very timely topic. Reversal of overdose treatment using NARCAN (naloxone) Don't just think of illegal drug overdoses such as heroin, which is on the rise nationwide, but Narcan also addresses the increase of prescription opioid drugs.

This starts innocently due to an injury or surgery and a doctor prescribes Vicodin or Oxycontin and it ends up being addictive. Many people think that if one pill is good, more is better. The danger of an overdose is certainly an issue and worrisome. 

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Our volunteers on the Elmwood Rescue squad take their responsibilities seriously. Dr. Eric Ersnt, EMS Physician Medical Director from the UMNC and the Medical Director, Bellevue, Elmwood, Nehawka, Weeping Water, and Greenwood Fire Departments gave the training last Wednesday.

We are extremely lucky and fortunate in our area to have such dedicated volunteers. They make over 120 calls per year in the Elmwood-Murdock area and are often called to other parts of the county and state for backup in emergencies. Just recently they assisted the Plattsmouth Fire and Rescue due to the severe thunderstorms and winds that came through the area. 

(Thank you, Ed Blunt for calling and letting me about the meeting)

Flagpoles and Flags for Sale

The Elmwood American Legion post is selling flag poles and flag just in time for Memorial day this year. They are the same telescoping flag poles found at the Elmwood Cemetery.

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Open House Recognizing Nebraska Senator Clements

The Elmwood-Murdock Merchants' Association cordially invites you to an open house honoring Senator Robert Clements on

Sunday, June 25, from 2 - 4 p.m.

Bess Streeter Aldrich House Garden Venue.

Rain site - the Elmwood Christian Church.

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Cass County News and Events 

Lofte Community Theatre

“Beatles & Brews” at the Lofte Saturday Night!

Manley, NE [June 19, 2017] - The Lofte Community Theatre is celebrating the music and motors of “Yesterday,” with a Beatles-themed evening event.

Saturday, June 24 5:00 -7:00 pm

Starting at 5 pm, those who wish to show off their classic automobiles are invited to park in a specially designated place on the Northeast side of the theater. An outdoor beer garden will be open from 5-7pm. Visitors are welcome to enjoy an adult beverage with their friends while taking in the sights of vintage cars. This is not a formal car show by any means, but simply an opportunity to cruise to the Lofte and show off your car to the neighbors.

At 7 pm, the best Beatles tribute band in Omaha, “Come Together,” will take the stage. With three-part vocals and instruments, they recreate the best of the Beatles songbook.

Tickets to the event are $20 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. No prior registration is necessary for classic cars. The Lofte is located just east of the town of Manley, just a couple of miles from the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 50 in Cass County. Those wishing to purchase advance tickets may call the Lofte at (402) 234-2553 or visit

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 Cass County Fair News

It is getting to be that time of the year again. Time to start thinking about fair entries and exhibits. 

Quilt Raffle: Last year's special block contest was for quilt blocks using the colors of the Olympics since it was an Olympic year. The blocks were then made into a quilt to be raffled off at this year's county fair. Besides the blocks from the contest, there are 7 blocks which were signed by 2016 Olympic athletes who had Nebraska ties.

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Tickets will be for sale at the Fair Expo Building between August 8 and August 12, drawing to occur at 8:00pm the evening of August 12 in the Expo Building.One does not need to be there. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

If someone wants to buy tickets ahead of the fair, call Ramona Oehlerking at 402-429-8585. May have to leave a message.

Be aware that this year's contest (and next year's raffle quilt) is for 12 1/2" blocks of true blue and white. 2018 fair requirements will be 12 1/2" block of autumn colors.

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