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Murdock Nebraska News - July 10, 2019

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The Murdock 4th of July Celebration was a roaring success, as usual. It seems every year there are more and more people who attend and more activities. 

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The day was filled with memories and making memories. 

Murdock4thJuly DJI 0023bThe Creative Cats 4-H Club petting zoo was popular with the kids and adults alike. 

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The Lions Club served lunch for hundreds and sold Palisade peaches and pears. Fruit can be ordered through the month of July by stopping by Corngrowers State bank or contacting a Lions Club member. 

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One of the newest activities was the human tractor pull. What is a human tractor pull? I didn't know until I watched it myself. 

So here is a video of the 4-Man or 5-Woman tractor pull.

We even had a team from New Zealand compete! 

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Another new activity was the Virtual Reality pods from Lazado LLC in Lincoln. Nathan Hromanik, a graduate from Elmwood-Murdock public schools in 2007 brought this new experience. Several kids and adults rode through space, went on virtual rollercoasters, or learned about the future of technology. 

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They also took drone videos of Murdock which I will feature in upcoming newsletters. So make sure to come back next week.

Murdock4thJuly DJI 0023aBruce Stock was the parade emcee again and did a wonderful job, as always. 

You can see more videos of the 2019 Murdock 4th of July parade on my Elmwood-Murdock community YouTube channel, along with other community videos.

I will more videos here next week, along with more photos. There are just TOO many great moments for one week!

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After the parade, the Murdock Methodist church served pie, dessert and ice cream. It was a good place to get away from the heat and into the airconditioning. 

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The Murdock Historical museum was also a good place to escape from the heat. If you haven't been to the museum on Main street, across from the bank, you are in for a treat. 

The museum is open every Saturday during the summer from 8 am-Noon and every first Sunday of the month from 1:00 pm - Noon. Watch for a regular feature on the museum on a weekly basis.

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The pick-up softball games are not on the schedule but it's a long-standing tradition.

Banner MurdockLionsClubYou can still Order Peaches & Pears

 Peaches and Pears that the Murdock Lions will be selling again this year?

Most people aren't familiar with how much is in a "lug".

Peach lugs are approximately 24 lbs and Pears are approximately 35 lbs.

People can either contact Mike Freyer at 402-867-4228 to order them or place an order during the July 4th parade.


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There is a wealth of information on the new Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools website. It is updated on a daily basis by various teachers and department heads. 

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Earlier this month Trinity Murdock hosted Vacation Bible School. Over 40 students preschool through 6th grade participated.

Please feel free to join us every Sunday

9:15 Sunday School & Bible Class

10:30 am Divine Service

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

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The United Methodist Churches of Murdock and Elmwood have a new website!

Stayed tuned for great things to happen at

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The Elmwood Community Center will be hosting a Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) course on July 13, 2019.

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Pirate Summer at the Lofte!

The Lofte Community Theatre, located in Manley, NE, is having several Events this month!

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Beginning July 7th, the Lofte will hold “Script Club”. Admission is free! Script Club is a staged reading and is a fun and different way to experience theatre. Please join us on Sunday, July 7th at 2 PM. This month will be a comedy, and Lofte Rewards are given for those who participate. Details at the door.

Kicking off “Pirate Summer”, we will be hosting The Jolly Rogers, The Original Singing Pirates of the Midwest from Kansas City on Saturday, July 13th at 7 PM. The Jolly Rogers invites you to join in on the fun as they record their Lofte show for their 30th anniversary CD/DVD release! The Jolly Rogers is a ribald crew of singing-comedy pirates that have proudly been the source of first-rate maritime music for almost 30 years. Locals may remember The JR’s from their run at The Renaissance Faire of the Midlands at Iowa Western Community College (1991-2003). Break out your peg-legs and pirate outfits for a costume contest judged by The JR’s themselves! The Jolly Rogers rate their show a very light PG-13 due to suggestive dialog and heavy-handed and thinly-veiled innuendo. The JR’s are clever and naughty (like Benny Hill), not crass and dirty!

The members of The Jolly Rogers are (left to right) Kurt Hanover as Bloodbard, Cliff Lawson as Devin Blackheart, Chris Berger as Kane, Mark Stahl as Mayhem, and Sean Foree as Bottomless Pete.

The Lofte will also have a Food and Beer Tent, called The Cutthroat Inn, every Saturday from July 13th to August 3rd. (July 13, 20, 27 and August 3rd) beginning at 4:30 PM. The Menu includes Brisket, Smoked Turkey Legs, BBQ Pulled Pork, Grilled Corn-on-the-Cob, plus special Pirate Rum Drinks and Craft Beer.

On July 20th, more Pirates will arrive and we will begin production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s, Pirates of Penzance. The Book and Lyrics by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert, and Music by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan.

Set sail with this hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, and an eccentric Major-General. Our hopeful story follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to a raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and tries to win over the heart of Major-General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel. Complications arise that may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of 'The very model of a modern Major-General.'

The Lofte cast of 30 actors includes Wade Mumford as The Pirate King, Piper Monson, who just returned from the Jimmy Awards on Broadway will play Mabel, Wendy Allen as Ruth, and Erik Quam as the Major General. Many new Born-in-a-Barn Players are joining the Lofte for the first time: John Celesky, Sam Bass, Jacob Goetz, Dillon Holsteen, Dillon Kirby, Matthew Kischer, Emanuel Meloy, John Kinney, Kameron Monahan, CeCe Hastreiter, Tammy Kruger, Gillian Pearson, Bobbie Ritzman, Kristan Robbins, and Leandra Rodriguez.

Tickets for this event can be purchased by calling the Lofte Community Theatre box office at 402-234-2553, or by visiting the theatre’s website at and clicking on “Tickets”.

About The Lofte Community Theatre: The Lofte Community Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit community theatre, located in Manley Nebraska, approximately 25 miles south of Omaha. The theatre, a new post-and-beam style performing arts facility can seat approximately 330 patrons for each performance. Actors and audience members enjoy a beautiful climate-controlled venue year around. The Lofte offers a full concession stand, and also sells beer and wine. The theatre offers six core season productions each year as well as many special events featuring visiting artists including week-long children’s theater workshop, a free Veterans Day concert, and host high-school one-act play competitions in the fall. Approximately 12,000 visitors come through the doors annually.  

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