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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.
Since harvest is just around the corner I thought these photos would be a wonderful glimpse on how labor-intensive harvest was in the 1950s.
The MC in both pictures is my father, Jess Stock, and the man in the inner tubes I believe is Rich Sock (Donna's husband).
Weekly Inspiration Thank you to Ramona for sending me these quotes. They are are very pretty. Murdock Historical Photos
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.
This week our Student of the Week Winner is Rylee Hogue.
She is a senior at Elmwood Murdock
High School. Her activities include speech, One Act, golf, quiz bowl, science club, choir, FBLA,
and serves as a teacher’s assistant during her school day. She is the daughter of Keri and Mark
She was nominated for these reasons:
- She ranks first academically in her class
- She works hard and is competitive with her peers against other schools
- She has a daily positive impact on her peers and teachers
- She plans to attend a 4-year college and major in engineering or education with a
minor in Spanish
Rylee, Keri, and Mark are invited to stop by either of our clinics in Plattsmouth or
their Witte Physical Therapy swag!
Our next Student of the Week winner will be announced on September 23, 2020.
Check out the calendar on the Elmwood Website
Trinity Lutheran Murdock is returning to more of a normal schedule. Last week was the first week Sunday School was held in person. Masks were in use, and the kids moved up into their new classes.
Divine Services (with social distancing)
8:00 am Divine Service
9:15 am - Sunday School for children and adults
10:30 am Divine Service
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
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
Elmwood Farmers Market
We have had a LOT of questions on how long the Farmers Market will continue.
The signs say October, but is it the first of October or the end of October?
Well, it really depends on the weather and how many vendors continue to set up on Saturday mornings.
Do you have pumpkins, gourds, or fall wreaths?
Maybe you have corn stalks for decorating, baked pies, and apples??
Wear your fall hoodies, sell hot chocolate, apple cider, and maybe even have a special Halloween weekend edition with special "Trunk N' Treat" for the kids.
What do you think? Who is interested?
For the latest news from our vendors
Join our Facebook group and stay up to date on who will be showcasing their produce, baked goods, and other items.
CORNHUSKER COUNTRY MUSIC THEATER
211 Main St.
$4 SHOW admission for all ages over 13.
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
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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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Church Times of Service, dinners, meetings, Bible study
Business special events or Open Houses
4-H meeting dates (photos from meetings)
School Accomplishments (high school, college)
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