Murdock News August 8, 2018
It's County Fair Time!!
We wait for it all year, it's the social event of the county. The Cass County Fair is looked forward to by thousands of people who carry on traditions year after year from entering exhibits in Open class to watching the tractor pulls. Although the fair does not "officially" start until Wednesday the grounds were abuzz starting Sunday with activity.
Fine Arts, Photography, canned goods and 4-H exhibits were entered Sunday afternoon. Tuesday morning flowers and baked goods were entered.
All this happens with volunteers. A LOT of volunteers. Thank you to everyone. Next week photos of the fair.
August 19th is the "Sundae" School Kick-OFF with Ice Cream Sundays for everyone during Sunday School.
All are welcome!
9:15 Sunday School & Bible Class
10:30 am Divine Service
Listen to the weekly sermon anytime at Pastor Brent Kuhlman's Blog
Small Towns Off the Country Road
The newest Elmwood-Murdock tourism brochure is complete and ready for distribution, just in time for the Cass County Fair. Our communities have so much to offer. Take a look at the brochure HERE,...or on the cover photo below. I think you will agree, it's beautiful and impressive.
School's out for the summer, but if you're going to purchase photos or photo gifts, why not use the link below and help support the Elmwood-Murdock School with every purchase! Senior parents, don't forget about this link when you start ordering senior photos.
We are again hosting a t-shirt contest at the Cass County Fair!
1. Wear a Witte Physical Therapy T-Shirt to the Cass County Fair
2. Post a picture of you wearing the shirt at the Cass County Fair to our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter Page
3. Be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card
4. For each page you post to you will be entered 1 time, so if you post to all three social media sites you will be entered 3 times
If you don’t have a t-shirt stop by Witte Physical Therapy and pick one up!
Stop by our booth at the Cass County Fair!!!
There is a wealth of information on the new Elmwood-Murdock website. It is updated on a daily basis by various teachers and department heads.
It’s out with the old and in with the new at Murdock, Nebraska.
MURDOCK PRIDE is out…gone…deleted but in with the new…MURDOCK IMPROVEMENT TEAM or M.I.T. for short.
This is the replacement name but with the same mission statement to inspire others to volunteer time/ talent/ support of projects which improve the community of Murdock.
Our goal is to provide smiles to those who live here or who pass through downtown Murdock through a variety of events. It is hoped that all past events like the scarecrows, Christmas in Murdock decorations, spring flowers, etc. will continue.
There is great enthusiasm among the young adults in the community who have volunteered with the town clean-up prior to the 4th of July celebrations. Keep tuned for upcoming great opportunities for Murdock with this kind of spirit in action.
Thank-you and much appreciation to all who helped and continue to help in big ways and in little ways.
Mark Saturday, August 25th on your calendar for a BIG CLEAN-UP DAY with an opportunity for you to get your clutter to the dumpsters which will be in town.
Watch for more details!
Worship Time: 9:30 am Sunday
Children's Sunday School: 9:55-10:30
(dismissed from worship following the "Children's Chat")
Can a Splash Pad at the Murdock Park be in the Future?
What do you think? The idea has been tossed out there.
The MURDOCK PRIDE group is now looking into the possibility.
There is funding assistance. The Murdock ballpark brings thousands of people each summer for ball games and this would be a fantastic way to improve our town.
GREAT IDEA for a Future MURDOCK PLAYGROUND!
It's been many many years since the playground set was built by the school. Over 25 years actually. There is grant money to build new parks in our communities.
Who thinks this would be a fit?
LINCOLN, Neb. — Grant money is available for recreation facilities hoping to add things like ballfields, splash pads and picnicking areas across Nebraska.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is accepting grant applications for parks and other outdoor recreation facilities and amenities promoting outdoor recreation.
The grants are funded by the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a program administered by the National Park Service for outdoor recreation projects. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, ballfields, soccer fields, swimming pools, picnicking facilities, playgrounds, pool renovations, splash pads, park acquisitions and development, and park-related support facilities.
All projects must encourage outdoor recreation. Project sponsors must be a political subdivision, such as cities, county governments or Natural Resource Districts. The LWCF provides reimbursable matching grants for up to 50 percent of the project costs.
The LWCF was established by Congress in 1964 to ensure access to outdoor recreation resources for present and future generations and to provide money to governments to purchase land, water, and wetlands to benefit all. The primary source of revenue for the LWCF is from federal oil and gas leases on the Outer Continental Shelf.
Grant applications must be submitted by Sept. 7, 2018. Information and application materials are available at outdoornebraska.gov/lwcf.
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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)
Holiday Events & photos
We have an exciting opportunity for Cass County.
A raffle for a 1948 fully restored John Deere A tractor is happening through the Cass County 4-H Club and Council.
The winning ticket will be drawn after the fair parade on Saturday evening, August 11th.
The tractor will be on display during the fair, and everyone can purchase tickets before the fair, or during the fair.
2018 County Fair Quilt Raffle
"Remember last year's quilt block contest at the 2017 County Fair? Everyone who saw all the quilt blocks commented that the finished quilt would really be pretty. It is finished and ready for this year's raffle at the 2018 County Fair. Do be ready to purchase your raffle tickets when at the fair!"
2018 Cass County Fair books will be available in May, but start thinking about the Special Contests entries now. We have the BEST County Fair in the State, hands down.
Not only is it a totally free fair, but there is something for everyone.
You just can't do and see everything. Start practicing your appetizers, snickerdoodle cookies, pumpkin pies now. It's a lot of fun to sit and watch the judging in the Open Class Building and the crowd gets bigger and bigger every year.
EVERY SATURDAY 8:00 am-Noon
The Farmer's Market will be open from June to October and anyone is welcome to participate.
There is no sign-up sheet or a fee...just show up and set up and sell your items.
Country Musc Theatre - Louisville
August 18 - Terry Hovey & Friends
September 1 - Steve Jensen & Friends
September 15 - Larry Hanson & Friends
September 29 - Fred Larson &Friends
October 13 - FREE ADMISSION! CCMT Anniversary Show!
October 27 - Frank Bigelow & Friends
November 10 - Warren Brewer & Friends
November 24 - Josh Krohn & Dirty River Ramblers
December 8 - Christmas Show,
(Young musicians, up to 16 years old will be entertaining!)
** 7 PM, Monday, December 31, New Year's Eve Party!
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