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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!
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!!
Living Nativity Local Tradition
This year it is a drive-through experience, complete with a podcast telling the story of Jesus' birth.
Learn through the animals how they participate, are mentioned in the Bible, and reflect God's creation.
The 3B Homestead Living Nativity is the only event of it's kind in Nebraska, people drive in from all over the state to experience this unique event.
It was different this year, but the Christmas spirit was in the air and the community spirit was held at a social distance.
Tiffany Meisinger is the new florist in town and she is extremely talented. Keep an eye out for her in the future.
Even the big kids like visiting with Santa, here is Phang Elmwood-Murdocks exchange student, experiencing an American Santa tradition via a Santa Parade.
Check out the calendar on the Elmwood Website
The Murdock Lions Club would like to thank the community for supporting us again this year. Our main fundraiser (Lunch stand on the Fourth) did not happen, but we still managed to complete some of our goals.
In our November meeting each year we decide where to spend the monies that were raised in the year. This year we raised our donation to Cass County Food Bank in the amount of #300. We also donated $100 to the Murdock Fire Dept,. Lions Foundation $100, Outlook Nebraska $100, Leader Dogs $100, and Canine Companions $200.
In addition to these donations, we have pledged money to the community park fund as well as committing to three $500 scholarships to graduating seniors who stand out as community volunteers or do community service.
We also have been involved in the process of getting two students' eyeglasses where help was needed.
The Murdock Lions will once again do eye and hearing tests at theE-M school scheduled in December. This involves an all-day activity with equipment from the Nebraska Lions used for the screenings.
We would like to thank the surrounding communities for participating in our Peach & Pear sales this year. Weeping Water, Louisville, and Elmwood made several purchases which resulted in the most sales ever. We sold 158 boxes of peaches and 31 boxes of pears. We were very busy that day distributing the fruit that comes directly from the Colorado orchard.
Our club will be putting up the town's Christmas trees again this year. This adds to the decorations the Murdock Fire Department also installs.
Our club is small but mighty. Please consider joining us. We meet on the third Monday of each month with a meal and a short meeting. Once again, a very big thank you to all of you who supported us this year.
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.
I wonder if Mrs Otto below is baking Christmas cookies. She certainly looks very festive.
Just look at those metal kitchen cabinets. I just saw a listing on the Facebook marketplace where someone was selling vintage metal cabinets. I guess what is old is new again and in style again.
Advent Services Divine Services (with social distancing)
Wednesday Evening Prayer 7:00 pm
Sunday 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
CORNHUSKER COUNTRY MUSIC THEATER
211 Main St.
Country Music Friends,
Regrettably, although in the best interest of all of our patrons and performers, due to the covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel all shows for the foreseeable future.
It's our hope that 2021 brings good health to everyone and we can reopen to get back to some good ol' country music with our friends.
Thank you for your continued support.
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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