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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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!
Check out the calendar on the Elmwood Website
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.
So does anyone recognize these kids during a Sunday School program?
I bet someone knows these kids, the girls look familiar.
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.
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
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.
CORNHUSKER COUNTRY MUSIC THEATER
211 Main St.
November 29, @ 2 pm, Nightriders Band
FREE admittance for all under 13!
Deadline nears for Scholastic Writing Awards entries
(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 hastings.edu/writingawards.
“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, artandwriting.org. 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 www.hastings.edu
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