Murdock News - October 16, 2019
Welcome to Murdock
Market to Market
Did you know the largest one-day relay race in the nation came through Elmwood and Murdock? Isn't that cool.
This wouldn't be possible without hundreds of volunteers. Each group actually raised money for their organization. The Trinity Murdock youth group again handled the exchange at 310th and Mynard Road.
The Market to Market race brought over 5,000 runners from 35 states. The 76-mile race started in Omaha and ended in Lincoln.
Sunday, October 27th
11:30 - 1:30 pm
Several different types of soups, pies, and desserts.
Listen to the Kuhlman Experience Podcast
If you can't make it to Adult Bible Study then tune in weekly to the Kuhlman Experience podcast.
Share it with friends and past congregational members.
Please feel free to join us every Sunday
Men's Bible Study - Monday, Oct 14th, 6:30 pm
Ladies Bible Study - Sunday, Oct 27th, 6:00 pm
9:15 Sunday School & Bible Class
10:30 am Divine Service
Listen to the weekly sermon anytime at Pastor Brent Kuhlman's Blog
Murdock Street of Scarecrows
Love the Murdock Scarecrows? Well, I will be showing different ones every week.
Murdock just shines during the fall and it was always my favorite season when my kids were little. We tried trick or treating in Elmwood only one year when the kids got older and they very quickly realized Murdock was the THE place to be on Halloween.
Take the kids down to see them, or do Instagram selfies. You've heard of Instagram walls.
Let's start a trend. Hashtag #MurdockScarecrows, post on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Thank you to Nathan, Kristi, Ethan, Catherine and Maria McHugh for assisting me with Halloween decorating on Main street. I would also like to thank Lucas Stock for donating the pumpkins and corn stalks. - Mary McHugh
Murdock Website Updates
New things are happening to the Murdock Website!!
What would you like to see? Let us know and we will work on them?
- Do you want to see Village Boards Minutes? - we can make that happen
- Would you like a better calendar of events? - that can happen
- Maybe a welcome page for new residents? let me know
- Business Listings? - we can do it!
Want to take your Halloween Spirit to the NEXT level?
Dress up and pass out candy or favors at the Elementary School.
Murdock Playground WILL Be a Reality
The Murdock park committee is moving forward. The land has been secured and now we need your help to make it happen.
Send this onto anyone you can think of who lived, lives, or visits Murdock.
We NEED your help!
Ever wonder where the Murdock high school trophies went when the schools combined? Head over to the Murdock Historical Museum to relive Murdock Bulldogs glory days.
When is the museum open?
Saturday mornings or by appointment. This would be a great school trip or homeschool outing. Spread the word to your local organizations. It's a great little museum with a lot to see.
Where is it?
South of the bank, the white building on the corner.
Every week I will have a photo from the museum, did you know we had an active railroad going through town, a general store, a barber and much more?
Louisville Care Center
· PT/FT Day, Evening, and Overnight C.N.A’s
· Weekend C.N.A’s
· Licensed Professional Nurse
· FT/PT Medication Aide-ALF
· FT/PT Personal Care Assistants-ALF
We offer free healthcare premiums for our full-time employees, shift differentials, referral bonus program and competitive wages. Call us at 402-234-2125 or apply online at www.louisvillecarecenter.com
4th Annual Elmwood Murdock Back Pack Craft Fair
Saturday, November 30, 2019
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Looking for crafters and artisans. Tables start at only $ 40.00
Did you know you can actually download the School Phone APP to stay connected to the sporting events, concerts, dinners, and events?
You can even follow them on Twitter at EMKnightsSchool
The United Methodist Churches of Murdock and Elmwood have a new website!
Stayed tuned for great things to happen https://elmwoodmurdockumc.com/
Worship Time: 9:00 am Sunday
Children's Sunday School
(dismissed from worship following the "Children's Chat")
Don't miss a week, get a notification text to your phone once a week.
Text Murdock to 72727
Want something posted to the Murdock website? It's easy and FREE
Come dressed in your costume to enjoy an afternoon of fun!
Date: Sunday, October 27th
Time: 2:00-4:00 PM
Place: Elmwood Christian Church Parking Lot
Please park in the Elmwood Park parking lot. In case of rain, we will be set up inside the
Contact Deb Lenz with any questions at 402-450-3034.
Chief Standing Bear
I was fortunate to be able to attend the September 18th unveiling of the Chief Standing Bear statue in Statuary Hall at the United States Capitol. It was a great ceremony that highlighted the story of Ponca Chief Standing Bear, the center of an extraordinary historical Nebraska event in 1879, that affected the law throughout the United States.
In 2017, the Legislature passed LB 807 by 47-2, which authorized replacing the statue of William Jennings Bryan with one of Chief Standing Bear. The statue of Chief Standing Bear is as impressive as his story and represents Nebraska well. Here is his story…
Standing Bear was born in 1834 in northern Nebraska near the current town of Niobrara. He was a chief of the Ponca tribe, a peaceful nation of hunters and farmers. The Ponca tribe signed treaties with the U.S. Government in 1858 and 1865 to reserve their lands.
Later government treaties gave the Ponca lands to the Sioux Nation. The overlapping claims resulted in conflict between the Ponca and Sioux. To resolve the conflict, the federal government forced the Poncas in 1877 to re-locate to the Oklahoma Indian Territory. Many Ponca’s died on the 550-mile arduous journey, including Standing Bear’s daughter, Prairie Flower. Not long after they arrived, Standing Bear’s 16-year old son, Bear Shield, was dying. His final wish to his father was to be buried in the Ponca’s ancestral home in Nebraska.
To honor his son’s request, Standing Bear set out from the Indian Territory toward Nebraska in the winter of 1879, transporting his son’s body. Arriving in Nebraska, Standing Bear was arrested and detained at Fort Omaha, charged with leaving Indian Territory without permission.
General George R. Crook, commander of Fort Omaha, strongly believed that Standing Bear was being treated unjustly. He contacted an Omaha Herald journalist who helped enlist two attorneys, John L. Webster and A.J. Poppleton, to represent Standing Bear free of charge. They filed suit against the federal government for wrongfully detaining Standing Bear.
During this trial, the federal government argued that Standing Bear was neither a person nor a citizen under the law and thus had no standing to file a lawsuit. Rising to his feet, and extending his hand toward the judge, Standing Bear eloquently said, “That hand is not the color of yours, but if I pierce it, I shall feel pain. If you pierce your hand, you also feel pain. The blood that will flow from mine will be the same color as yours. I am a man. God made us both.”
In a landmark decision on May 12, 1879, judge Elmer Dundy ruled that Standing Bear was entitled to the same civil rights as any other person in the United States. The ruling affirmed the human dignity of Native Americans and upheld their right to equal treatment under the law. Standing Bear’s courage, dedication to his family and tribe, and an eloquent appeal for recognition of his basic human rights place him among the most remarkable people in Nebraska history. He went on to travel the United States promoting Native American rights.
Read more of the story in "I Am a Man": Chief Standing Bear's Journey for Justice, by Joe Starita
By mail Sen. Robert Clements, Room #812, P.O. Box 94604, Lincoln, NE 68509, or
Phone (402) 471-2613.
How long until the Holiday Extravaganza?
You know what they say, it will be here before you know it.
Are you making plans? EMMA is. Do you have ideas to share?
Let us know, or stop by the next EMMA meeting on Monday, Oct 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Elmwood Community Center.
Did you know you don't have to be a merchant to join EMMA? Anyone is welcome to join as a "leader" for only $10 per year.
Come join us and help us plan a wonderful Holiday Extravaganza 2019!
The Starry Knight parade happens at night. So how do you see the entries? Lights? Lights strung around tires, on floats. but lights with no extension cords. Battery-powered lights. Think about having an entry this year. Gather your groups, organization, or business and come up with something fun and imaginative.
Cornhusker Country Music Theater!
Cornhusker Country Music Theater in Louisville is located at 211 Main St.
(We're a nonprofit organization.)
September and October events:
Saturday, Oct 12 ~ 7:30 pm ~ Larry Meyer & The Silver Wings Band
Sunday, Oct 13 ~ 1:pm ~ CCMT Anniversary Jam (FREE) Bring your favorite instruments or singing voice!
Sunday, Oct 27 ~ 2 pm ~ Jamie Williams & Friends
We now have a DANCE FLOOR right in front of the stage!
Put on your dancing shoes and come on over for a good time! If you don't want to dance, you can still enjoy live music!
Bid online at www.gpsold.com
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