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Murdock News - November 25, 2020

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 Social Distancing Holiday Extravaganza 2020

It's THIS Saturday!! Invite your friends, family and have a wonderful day to kick off the holidays.

Holiday Extravaganza Schedule of Events as of Nov 22

Due to the state's increase in Covid-19 cases, the activities for the Holiday Extravaganza have been edited and modified. There is still a lot of activities to keep you busy.

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The Vendor Craft Fair will now start at 10:00 am and "Three Chicks & a Wagon" will be serving lunch.

Don't forget to check out the crafters at the Shoppe of Little Shops also and finish your Christmas shopping at Bits N Pieces.  

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Red Cross Blood Drive

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

1:00 - 6:00 pm

December 1 is Giving Tuesday. Let’s make Tuesday, December 8, 2020, another Giving Tuesday in the Elmwood-Murdock communities by donating blood!

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In addition to helping save lives with your donation of blood, you will also receive free COVID19 Antibody testing. As part of the effort, plasma from whole blood donations that test positive for COVID19 antibodies may now help current coronavirus patients in need of convalescent plasma transfusions. There is an urgent need for ALL blood types. 

You must make an appointment to donate due to COVID.

We have room for a total of 25 donors throughout the afternoon. You can make your appointment by accessing the Red Cross app on your phone or by accessing the following link: 

Each unit that is donated also helps earn a scholarship for the EM FCCLA to award to a graduating senior.

During this crazy year that 2020 has been please consider helping to save lives and help a student go on to continue their education by donating at the blood drive. Please note that the blood drive will be at the Murdock Fire Hall, NOT the school.

This was changed due to the current COVID. We are working to have the website and app reflect this change.

During this holiday season, help the EM FCCLA chapter, help others by generously taking the time out of your day to donate blood. Happy Holidays!!


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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.

Amqwert family you have pictured below left Murdock and moved to Fort Collins, CO where they opened a western wear and goods store.

Esther loved gardening and had a beautiful flower garden. Their son, Jack, later moved to Alaska. They are deceased and buried in the Wabash cemetery.Amgwerts

So does anyone recognize these kids during a Sunday School program?

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I bet someone knows these kids, the girls look familiar.

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If you have historical or interesting photos of Murdock you would like to share please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


Social Distancing Holiday Extravaganza 2020

This year will be a little different than last year. We are still going to celebrate the holidays, but from using COVID-19 social distancing.



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 Divine Services (with social distancing)

8:00 am Divine Service 

9:15 am - Sunday School for children and adults

10:30 am Divine Service

Contact Pastor Kuhlman via text, email or phone call (402-867-4048 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for a seating assignment. 

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  

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Fall Festival 2020

Christmas Shopping in Elmwood

THIS Saturday November 14

10:00 - 3:00 pm

Support local and support small with Christmas shopping at the Elmwood Makers Mart. 

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November 29, @ 2 pm, Nightriders Band

FREE admittance for all under 13!

For more information, call 800-480-8797, ext. 211, and leave a message or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Deadline nears for Scholastic Writing Awards entries

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Note: A poster for this year’s call for submissions is attached. For more information, contact Michael Howie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402.984.9408.

(Hastings, Nebraska) – The deadline for middle and high school students to enter the Nebraska Scholastic Writing Awards is December 15, 2020. Students age 13 and above residing in all 93 counties within the state of Nebraska are eligible.

Students are invited to submit original work in any of the Awards’ writing categories, including personal essay, journalism, flash fiction, and poetry. For details on the program and how to submit writing, go to

“We are excited to be sponsoring the Scholastic Writing Awards again this year, as it is a wonderful way to recognize and encourage creative student voices,” said Dr. Benjamin Waller, an associate professor in and chair of the Hastings College Department of Languages and Literatures. “Reading entries last year was such a joy, and we are looking forward to evaluating the works submitted from across the state this year, and announcing the award recipients.”

Hastings College and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers encourage students to submit their work, and the two will provide support to educators, students, and parents during the submission process. Hastings College faculty and students will judge entries and notify top recipients in January 2021, and then organize a regional awards ceremony in the spring.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program, established in 1923 by Maurice R. Robinson, the founder of Scholastic Inc., identifies teenagers with exceptional artistic literary talent and brings their remarkable work to a national audience.

All works are blindly adjudicated based on originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal vision or voice, first on a regional level by more than 100 local affiliates of the Alliance, and then nationally by a panel of industry experts.

Students at the regional level will be awarded an Honorable Mention, Silver Key, or Gold Key distinction. Gold Key work will then advance to national adjudication to receive Gold Medals or Silver Medals. Top national award recipients may also receive scholarships, and educators of national award recipients may also receive cash awards.

Annually, the Alliance partners with individuals, foundations, and corporations to offer scholarship opportunities for students in certain categories or addressing particular themes. National Medalists’ works are then published in national publications and on the Alliance’s website, Select writing is published in The Best Teen Writing annual anthology.

The Alliance strives to teach young students to develop a strong creative capacity along with celebrating the role of art and literature in society. 

Hastings College is a four-year residential college that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement, Hastings’ student-centered initiatives include providing books, an iPad and a two-week study away experience at no additional cost. A block-style semester schedule allows professors and students to focus on fewer classes at a time and promotes hands-on experiences. Discover more at  

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