Murdock News: July 8, 2020
Welcome to Murdock
Did you Have a Happy 4th of July?
We didn't have the traditional Murdock parade, but hundreds showed up for the fireworks at the ball field.
Nearly six years ago John Stroy revived the Murdock fireworks display that had been abandoned over 20 years earlier.
I swear they were bigger and better than last year.
People sat in the bleachers, in lawn chairs, and in the backs of their pick up trucks and socialized before the display.
Here is just a small snippet of what you may have missed. The show lasted over 30 minutes and was fantastic.
Thank you for Nick Sampson, Fred Wilson, and Nolan Stroy for helping with over 300 artillery shells during the close to 45-minute show.
To make sure to have this tradition continue you can donate to the Fireworks fund for next year at CornGrowers State Bank in Murdock.
The show is based on the number of donations, so if you want to see this get even bigger next year, stop by the bank and donate generously.
I spent the weekend camping at Louisville SRA and from our campsite, we could see four American flags. Sometimes it's not how far you go to get away, but just the act of getting away.
With a lot of the pools in Omaha and the area closed the beach was packed. But the water was great!
We are so lucky in Cass County to have so many options for entertainment.
Lions Club Peaches & Pears
Another tradition you may have missed it the Lion Club peaches and pear sale. You can still order during the month of July. Don't forget.
Grandpas Woods Open
We have tee times available!
Give us a call at 402-994-2100 to reserve your spot!
Murdock Historical Photos
Thank you to John Guehlstorff for the historical photos he found and scanned for our enjoyment.
With the heat, this past weekend can you imagine putting up hay the "old fashioned" way? The pitchforks got some heavy usage back in the day.
Wonder who that was standing on top of the haystack. If you know please let me know below.
John's Grandpa (Ed) was an avid photographer. He would take photos of any event that went on around Murdock. From family reunions to everyday happenings. When he passed his grandson (John E Guelstorff III) inherited his camera along with his photo processing equipment and all of his negatives. Recently he found some undeveloped negatives of Murdock
Are we getting back to normal?
Our kids now have options of basketball camp, dance class, shopping at Bits and Pieces, swimming at the Weeping Water pool, and even though the Cass County Fair is canceled the 4-H portion is still going to be held in a modified format.
This newsletter is PACKED with updates! It's the longest one I have done in a while and I am happy to do it again. People are getting out again, visiting, traveling, and smiling.
We can always use more vendors. More vendors attract more people. More people mean more vendors, more vendors mean more variety!!
More variety means you can do more of your shopping local instead of the "box" stores.
Join our Facebook group and stay up to date on who will be showcasing their produce, baked goods, and other items. Ask if anyone is bringing eggs, honey, cinnamon rolls.
Trinity Lutheran Church (Murdock) - two Divine services with social distancing 8:30 & 10:30 am
Sunday School Lessons Are On Zoom
Contact Steph Stroy 402-416-3517 to get connected!
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
Seeking a warm, loving individual to provide an educational curriculum for children ages 18 months to 3 years of age. Must love children and be a team player. Competitive wage is based on experience and educational background. The schedule can be flexible.
400 W G Street Elmwood, Nebraska 68349
Food Program/Kitchen Manager
Running the food program for the center. Working together as a team to provide a safe environment for everyone. The schedule can be part-time or full time! Competitive wages based on experience. Call for questions about the position.
Update and weekly videos can be found on our Facebook page
Stayed tuned for great things to happen https://elmwoodmurdockumc.com/
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!
Cass County Food Bank
Thank you to the Cass County Food Bank volunteers from the Elmwood St. Paul United Methodist Church. Food distribution is on every third Saturday of the month from 9 am - 11 am at the Elmwood Community Center.
Workers are doing car delivery to anyone from Cass County who needs a little extra help during this difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing, masks, and gloves are being worn for your protection.
Nebraska Wesleyan University Academic Honors List -3.75 or above GPA
Whitney Noelle Koehn, Elmwood
Kabrianna Kay Mumford, Elmwood
UNO Dean’s List – 3.5 or above GPA
Jacob Blunt, Elmwood
Hayden Ernst, Elmwood
Keegan VonRentzall, Elmwood
Morgan Jennings, Murdock
UNO Chancellor’s List – 4.0 GPA
Callie Zeorian, Manley
UNL College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s List – 3.7 or above GPA
Isaiah Joshuah Kluver
UNL College of Business Dean’s List – 3.6 or above GPA
University of Nebraska Lincoln
Riley Alton Backemeyer, sophomore, Explore Center, pre-health.
Hayden David Ernst, sophomore, College of Engineering, computer engineering.
Isaiah Joshuah Kluver, junior, College of Arts and Sciences, psychology and economics.
Olivia Lynn Lancaster, senior, College of Business, management.
Alice Jean Richter, junior, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, graphic design.
Brianna Beth Scattergood, sophomore, Explore Center, undeclared undergraduate.
You can even follow them on Twitter at EMKnightsSchool
Check out the calendar on the Elmwood Website
Don't miss the summer quilt show that runs through the end of August.
Elmwood Christian Church
Virtual Sunday Services via Zoom. Stay in touch with your congregational members.
Come on in at 9:30 am for some socializing and catching up.
Service starts at 10:00 am
Weeping Water Pool is OPEN
40 person capacity (Capacity has the possibility to increase)
Groups will be assigned seating areas to ensure Social Distancing
Groups are required to Social Distance from other groups
Pool swim shifts 12-3 and 3:30-6:30 Currently you will only be allowed one shift, this may change at a future date;
(Sign up link to the Pool Reservation Form will be posted on Weeping Water Pool Facebook page and City of WW web page. You will need to sign up daily, the link will be available at 6 AM every day)
- Adult Fitness swim M-F 7:30-8:30 AM
- Sign up link to the Pool Reservation Form will be posted on the Weeping Water Pool Facebook page and City of WW web page.
- You will need to sign up daily, the link will be available at 6 AM every day. If no one is signed up, we will not be open to Fitness Swim. Limited to 12 people per day.
- Bring only towels, sunscreen, water and chairs which will be permitted in the pool area-No pool furniture or toys will be available for use
- Toys will NOT be allowed this year in an attempt to limit exposure to germs
- Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a family member or nanny who is 16 years or older.
- Temperature and health check questions are required for admittance.
- The baby pool is closed this season
- Swimmers will need to shower with soap and water prior to entering the pool
Season passes will be available: Family, Single and 10 punch passes (waivers stating you understand the risk of exposure to COVID will be signed on pass forms a long with a one time signing when attending with Daily admission)
Family season pass - $100
Single season pass - $50
Individual 10-Punch - $35
Daily - $4
Fitness Swim - $4
Purchase your WW Pool Pass here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSct2ziXRiyVQ6KWMUVjrOXGAIjY3mtbCsIidwOCI6ee8CyN7g/viewform?usp=sf_link
Reserve your swim spot starting June 18th at 6 am, here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-pPwoTCIM2Ivv5ld66rYD2MPsB7P_uC7-eYYE-L6pTt6Hlw/viewform?usp=sf_link
The Lofte Theatre
Here are all of the currently planned outdoor events that will be happening at The Lofte Community Theatre.
Barnyard Brilliance Variety Show
July 11 @ 7:30PM Admission: $40 per vehicle
Hosted by our very own Scott Pope and Doug Rothgeb, we invite you to join us for an evening of live entertainment provided by the Born-in-a-Barn Players!
Eagle Farmers Market
Opens May 28th at 4 pm to 6:30 pm at 5th and Hwy 34.
Every Thursday thru Sept 3.
Anyone wishing to set up a booth for a month or more can contact Trisha.
$5/month or $10 for the summer
CORNHUSKER COUNTRY MUSIC THEATER
211 Main St.
Are you anxious to get back to some good ol' country music! We sure are!
We know you want to be safe and others do. too. Not only yourself but also for others, please be aware that social-distancing and the wearing of masks will be MANDATORY in our small theater for the time being. Thank you for understanding.
Saturday, July 11th, 7:30 p.m., HOME GROWN band, $4 Admission
Sunday, July 12th, 1 p.m., JAM SESSION. Bring your favorite instrument and join us!
Free admittance for kids under 13.
Fleming Family Foundation
The Fleming Family Foundation was established in out Parents name Dean & Jean Fleming both community leaders as well as Professional leaders in their community! They stressed the Importance of moving beyond status quo no matter what one chooses as their profession. We support those those who have high expectations and have proven themselves in the class room and community. Giving back to your profession and your community was a priority for our parents and instilled in their children. The foundation was established in 2007. It is is a 401C3 recognized foundation in Nebraska. We accept donations from individuals and invest those funds. Randy Fleming CAI, NAA is the Chairman of the Board. Donations can be sent to Fleming Family Foundation PO Box 410 Springfield, Ne. 68059.
Here is the Fleming Family Foundation winners for 2020.
Courtney Poessnecker, Ellie Burkinsaw, Garrison Hansen, Hannah Brotsky, Jaegher Ogden, Jocely Hamilton, Lily Fischer, Lindsey Jelinek, Mykenzie Daugherty
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2020
Contact: Autumn Sky Burns, T.E.A.M. Coordinator, (402) 276-2976
Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands Honors Community
(Papillion, NE) –Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands’ (T.E.A.M.) held their 3rd Annual Recognition Celebration on Thursday, June 25, 2020 virtually.
Hudson Kingston, J.D., LL.M. from the Public Health Law Center presented “Vape Waste & Filter Fraud: Commercial Tobacco's Environmental Impact.” T.E.A.M. also presented awards to organizations and communities for their work in tobacco prevention and education
Awards presented were:
Advocate of the Year: Senator Sue Crawford
Advocate of the Year: Michael Lennen
Business of the Year: Papillion Community Foundation
Community of the Year: Gretna, NE
Multi-Family Housing of the Year: Crestview Village, Mercy Housing
Partner of the Year: UNMC College of Public Health
The keynote speech and award presentation can be viewed on T.E.A.M.’s website at
T.E.A.M. is a community coalition of more than sixty local organizations, businesses, & individuals that works to create healthy, tobacco-free areas for our community to enjoy. They meet on the 4th Thursday of the month at 11:30pm at via Zoom. For more information, visit www.TeamTobaccoFree.org.
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