Welcome to Murdock
Lions Club Peach/Pear Pickup
I was thrilled to learn that despite COVID-19 the peach and pear sales were UP this year. Over 150 lugs of peaches were sold and about 25 lugs of pears.
Pick up was at the Firehall this year which gave them more space to spread out and "social distance" and air conditioning.
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.
If you would like to see more of the activities to attend locally to support our school, students and families visit the Elmwood-Murdock School Calendar page.
Check out the calendar on the Elmwood Website
Thank you to Ramona for sending me these quotes. They are are very pretty.
Murdock Historical Photos
Starting this week is a new addition to the weekly news. Ramona Oehlerking shared with me a video created by the Methodist church a number of years ago.
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".
This was titled adult games at the school. Is it a pie-eating contest? Just what are they eating?
Seems to be a variety game show. Anyone have any information about this function. Please send these to friends and family. I bet they would love to see them.
Elmwood Farmers Market
The Gaebels from Murdock returned to the Farmers Market last week with baked goods and vegetables. Peaches were all out though.
Platt Farms honey was also represented by Gretchen Reinke.
More people mean more vendors, more vendors mean more variety!!
More variety means you can do more of your shopping local instead of the "box" stores.
Join our Facebook group and stay up to date on who will be showcasing their produce, baked goods, and other items.
Trinity Lutheran Church (Murdock) - two Divine services with social distancing 8:30 & 10:30 am
Sunday School Lessons Are On Zoom
BUT NOT FOR LONG!!
Rumour has it we will be starting IN CLASS Sunday School in Mid September
Contact Steph Stroy 402-416-3517 to get connected!
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
Senator Rob Clements Column 8-21-2020
In January, 493 bills were introduced and others carried over from 2019. Over 200 bills were passed by the Legislature and the Governor signed all but eight that were vetoed. My previous article covered property tax relief, an abortion ban, and a military pension exemption. Here is a review of some other new laws, and information about an interim study coming this fall.
LB 992 - Broadband Internet Service Act - incorporates the recommendations of the Nebraska Rural Broadband Task Force to improve rural internet service. It allows for internet wiring, among other things, to run along existing utility easements and is an important development for rural Nebraska.
LB 1064 – Tobacco Age - raises the age to 21 for the legal use of tobacco products and electronic vaping of nicotine. It provides for penalties to those providing products to those under age and brings Nebraska into compliance with recent Federal law changes.
LB 1021 – “Micro TIF” bill - provides for simplified Tax Increment Financing (TIF) redevelopment in counties of less than 100,000 people (Cass and Otoe, not Sarpy). It gives incentives for projects to rehabilitate individual run-down properties in substandard and blighted areas. It allows the repair or replacement of an “eyesore” structure at least 60 years old, a house up to $250,000, and a multi-family or commercial building under $1 million, when finished.
LB 781 – Treasurer training - requires continuing education for city and county treasurers and clerks who act as treasurer. The state auditor has discovered several cases of errors and dishonesty by treasurers, including some in my District. This bill is designed to reduce the number of these cases.
LR 415 – Inheritance Tax. - This fall, Legislative committees will hold hearings regarding a wide variety of issues. I introduced LR 415 to ask the Revenue Committee to examine Nebraska’s inheritance tax and whether it should be changed or eliminated.
Taking up to 18% of an estate seems quite high. Over the years I have seen how inheritance taxes can be punitive to families while not providing predictable revenue for counties. Only a few states levy this tax. We can do better than to complicate and, in some cases, create additional pain and suffering for families grieving the loss of a loved one. Any thoughts regarding this study are welcomed and appreciated. A hearing date has not yet been set.
Feel free to contact me or my staff for assistance, information, or questions on issues.
Elmwood Christian Church
Virtual Sunday Services via Zoom. Stay in touch with your congregational members.
Come on in at 9:30 am for some socializing and catching up.
Service starts at 10:00 am
CORNHUSKER COUNTRY MUSIC THEATER
211 Main St.
$4 SHOW admission for all ages over 13.
Sunday, September 6, Frank Bigelow and Friends, 2 pm
Sunday, September 13, JAM SESSION, 1 pm
Sunday, September 20, Plum Tuckered Band, 2 pm
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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