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    The Annual Murdock 4th of July Celebrations!  

    Happy July!! It's not July 4th but I had to share more photos and fun from the day. There were so many photos of the parade I had to put them in a video. It was warm, not as hot as some years, it was fun, it was full of patriotic spirit and red, white and blue Americana and it was wet.

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     Yes, 4th of July was last week, but it fell on a Tuesday which didn't give me very much time to get all the photos ready for the website...sooo...here is the full parade from the Murdock 4th of July Celebration.

    Share with friends on Facebook! Email to family who couldn't attend this year.

    Linda Glantz and the volunteers with Murdock PRIDE did a fantastic job with decorating Main Street with the new fencing between the buildings and patriotic stars.

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    The Lions Club, as usual also provided a fantastic lunch that always has a line out the door and down the sidewalk. It makes the line go faster when there are kids from Tomorrows Producers coming by with free watermelon. YUM!! I had my fair share. IMG 8931 365

    Enjoy the video and SHARE on Facebook!

    Send me more of your photos and I'll add them to the newsletter next week! Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    Give the gift of life

    Red Cross Blood Drive

    Elmwood-Murdock FCCLA will be hosting at the high school in Murdock. 

    Monday, August 7th from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Of course walk-ins are always welcome, but you can also make an appointment for a specific time.   Right now there are 56 slots open! 

    If you have an account on the Red Cross you can schedule your appointment on the website or you can call the FCCLA adviser Lisa Hynes at 867-2167 or the school at 867-2341.


    Not only do blood donations help to save lives, but they also help us earn scholarship opportunities for EM seniors.

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    National FBLA Participants

    Elmwood-Murdock FBLA Recognized with Top Honors

    Elmwood-Murdock FBLA Recognized with Top Honors at National Leadership Conference in AnaheimMore than 9,600 of America’s best and brightest high school students traveled to Southern California to establish their own Legacy of Leadership as they competed for top honors in several business competitions.

    The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference was held June 28–July 2 inAnaheim. Participants from across the United States and abroad attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 70 business and business-related competitive events.

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    Jac Clements received 8th place in Accounting 1, and the team of Payton Frahm, Katrina Hansen and Whitney Koehn placed in the top 15 for their Community Service Project.Many other Knights qualified for the National Leadership Conference in California due to their success at the state level contest this past spring.

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    Whitney Koehn (Sales Presentation), Grace Althouse (Client Service), Sydney Kunz &Hayden Ernst (Introduction to Business Procedures), John Willey (Future Business Leader), and the team of Riley Backemeyer, Austin Meisinger and Norah Green (Partnership with Business Project).In addition to the individual honors, the Elmwood-Murdock chapter also earned national awards.

    The group earned the National FBLA Outstanding Chapter and Chapter Challenge awards. To earn these awards, the chapter had to complete numerous activities during the year in the areas of membership/chapter management, community/school service, and education/progress. E-M officers and advisers then compiled a large portfolio of their work for national officials.

    The Knights also secured Gold Seal of Merit recognition, which is awarded to FBLA chapters that rank among the best in the country.While students spent several days at FBLA educational workshops and competitive events, they also found time for recreational activities.

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    Front Row: Front Row L to R: Whitney Koehn, Grace Althouse, Katrina Hansen, Norah Green, Sydney KunzBack Row L to R: Hayden Ernst, Austin Meisinger, Riley Backemeyer, Jac Clements, Payton Frahm

    Students spent an afternoon at Belboa Beach, attended an Angels/Marlins baseball game,and spent a day at Universal Studios.


     

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    Vacation Bible School

    This week Trinity Lutheran Church held their Vacation Bible School. The theme was Rooted in Christ and they sang songs, and had lessons on being root in Christ, growing seeds of faith, and watering with Jesus love.

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    There were of course games, activities and lots of smiles and fun!

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    Join us at Trinity Lutheran Church l every Sunday at 9:15 for breakfast (yes, we have a variety of breakfast items from casseroles, fruit, cheese, coffee, and donuts EVERY Sunday) then attend our Adult Bible Study presented by Pastor Kuhlman while the kids go off to their classes. 

    All are welcome!

    Sunday Schedule 

    9:15 Sunday School & Bible Class

    10:30 am Divine Service  

    Listen to the weekly sermon anytime at Pastor Brent Kuhlman's Blog

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    Pie and Ice Cream was served during the 4th of July Celebrations and it was a great place to get in out of the heat.

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    Murdock United Methodist Church

    Worship Time: 9:30 am Sunday

    Children's Sunday School: 9:55-10:30

    (dismissed from worship following the "Children's Chat")

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    HOW TO SUBMIT ARTICLES TO THIS NEWSLETTER...

     Below is a list of categories that we are happy to post, (at NO COST to you!), in the weekly Murdock online newsletter:

    Weddings
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    Letters to the Editor
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    and So Much More!
    That's right! These are all items that can appear FREE of CHARGE in each Wednesday's Murdock Newsletter and/or Calendar!

    All YOU have to do is send the information to us - it's that simple!

    DEADLINE for submissions to each week's Wednesday Newsletter is NO LATER THAN NOON on the preceding MONDAY.

    There are 2 ways you can submit your articles:

    1) You may call your information to 402-669-8616 and leave a voice mail with your name and phone number.

    2) Email your story with your name, contact info and story, (in plain text) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Send photos in .jpg format, no larger than 600 pixels wide e-mail address above with your story in plain text.

    Remember to include 'who, what, when, where and why', along with any other helpful details, such as a contact person and phone.

    Again, you must have your name and contact information included with the information.

    Thanks for helping to keep YOUR Murdock Newsletter fresh and up-to-date!


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    ECLIPSE 2017!!!

    On Monday, August 21st at approximately 11:25 AM we will find ourselves on the edge of a rare celestial event, a total eclipse of the sun.

    This is unique because it will travel through the United States from Salem, Oregon to Charleston South Carolina, dissecting Nebraska from Alliance in the Northwest corner to Falls City in the Southeast tip of the state.

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    Elmwood is located approximately 4 miles north of the “path of totality”. We will be able to see an eclipse where the moon will almost cover the sun completely.Elmwood Public Library is working with The Elmwood-Murdock School’s science teacher, Laura Stock, to give you the very best information and view-ability possible in our area.

    We are planning two events which you and your family can have some hands-on activities to help make these events extra special.

    Attend our “Solar Eclipse-2017 Family Night” informational activity at Elmwood Public Library 

    Monday, July 24th at 7:00 pm. 

    then....on 

    Monday, August 14th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Elmwood-Murdock Elementary School

    Delve into the “facts & fiction” regarding the eclipse.

    (There will be crafts and activities for children at both events)

    Monday, August 21st 11:00 am - 12:00 noon

    Join us at the Library on Monday August 21st for the “Viewing Party”!

    We are still working out the details so please keep checking in for further information!

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    Lofte Community Theatre

    Quest for ‘SPAMALOT’ at Lofte Community TheatreQuest for ‘SPAMALOT’ at Lofte Community Theatre

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    Pictured (From Left) Chris Berger, Aaron Spracklin, Benjamin Pettiford, Matthew Parker, Lowgaen Schmidt, Wade Mumford and Matthew Hansen are King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table in the Lofte Community Theatre’s upcoming production, “SPAMALOT."

    Manley, NE [July 10, 2017] -  King Arthur and his knights are on a quest to find the Holy Grail and their search begins at the Lofte Community Theatre!  
    The Broadway smash, ‘Monty Python’s SPAMALOT’ opens on the Lofte stage Friday, July 21.

     

     The stage musical is lovingly ripped from the 1975 cult classic film, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”   Winner of three Tony Awards, ‘SPAMALOT’ retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.  But, in true Monty Python style, their adventure takes a silly spin.  The production features beautiful show girls, cows, killer rabbits, plague-ridden peasants and rude Frenchmen.

     ’SPAMALOT’ originally ran on Broadway for three years and was seen by more than two million people.  

    Popular songs from the show include, “The Song That Goes Like This,” and “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.”  
    Directed by Kevin Colbert, the production features Chris Berger of Louisville as King Arthur and Catherine Bobst of Lincoln as Lady of the Lake.  In 2016, they played leads Harold Hill and Marian Paroo in the Lofte’s production, “The Music Man.”  Sir Lancelot is played by Wade Mumford of Lincoln.  Aaron Spracklin of Elmwood shines as Sir Galahad.  Brave Sir Robin is brought to life by Matthew Parker of Papillion and Lowgaen Schmidt of Louisville is the humble Sir Bedevere. 
    “These are some of the best voices in the area,” said Colbert.  “We’ve got a great cast and that should translate into a great show this summer.  Python is sort of check-your-brain-at-the-door humor, so folks can come and just laugh.”  Colbert does mention that there is some mild adult humor and suggests a PG-13 rating.   

    Show dates for ‘SPAMALOT’ are July 21-23, 27-30 and August 4 and 5.  

    Tickets are $19.  

    Sunday, August 6 is already sold out so those interested in tickets should make their reservations soon.  

    The Lofte is also offering a Medieval themed pre-show luncheon, complete with games and entertainment available for purchase on Sunday, July 23 and 30.  Advance reservations are required for the meal.  The Lofte box office can be reached at 402.234.2553, or tickets can be purchased online at Lofte.org.  

    Auditions for ‘Wait Until Dark’ at Lofte Community

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    Theater auditions for ‘Wait Until Dark’ at Lofte Community Theatre
    Manley, NE [July 6, 2017] - The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley will be holding open auditions for its upcoming thriller, “Wait Until Dark,” on Monday, July 31 and Tuesday, August 1 at 7 pm.  

    Artistic Director Kevin Colbert is looking for one woman, three men and one young girl to fill out the cast.


    “Wait Until Dark,” is a classic thriller of Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman imperiled by a trio of men in her apartment.  As night falls, Susan discovers that her blindness just may be the key to escape.  The play first debuted on Broadway in 1966 and was released as a major film starring Audrey Hepburn in 1967. 
    Production dates for the play are Sept 8-10 and 14-17.  Rehearsals will begin in mid-August.  Those wishing to audition should bring a list of possible schedule conflicts and be prepared to read from the script.  No experience is necessary, but actors should be prepared to work hard and have fun.  
    The Lofte is located just northeast of the intersection of Hwy 1 and Hwy 50 in Cass County, near the town of Manley.

    It is getting to be that time of the year again. Time to start thinking about fair entries and exhibits. 

    Quilt Raffle: Last year's special block contest was for quilt blocks using the colors of the Olympics since it was an Olympic year. The blocks were then made into a quilt to be raffled off at this year's county fair. Besides the blocks from the contest, there are 7 blocks which were signed by 2016 Olympic athletes who had Nebraska ties.

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    Tickets will be for sale at the Fair Expo Building between August 8 and August 12, drawing to occur at 8:00pm the evening of August 12 in the Expo Building.One does not need to be there. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

    If someone wants to buy tickets ahead of the fair, call Ramona Oehlerking at 402-429-8585. May have to leave a message.

    Be aware that this year's contest (and next year's raffle quilt) is for 12 1/2" blocks of true blue and white. 2018 fair requirements will be 12 1/2" block of autumn colors.

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    birthday 90thGuess Who is Turning 90??

    Marvin Wendt!! That's who and his family would like to surprise him with a CARD PARTY. 

    His Birthday is May 14th and his mailing address is below!!

    Let's get him showered with cards and love from his community!!

    Marvin Wendt
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    Murdock, NE 68407 

    Time for the Good Neighbor Awards

    Plans are already in the works for the Murdock 4th of July Celebration and just one part is the Good Neighbor Awards. 

    We have a lot of people in the Elmwood-Murdock area who help make our community vibrant, active and a better place to live. If you know one of those people, nominate them to be forever recognized. 

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    10:30 am Divine Service

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     Worship Time: 9:30 am Sunday

    Children's Sunday School: 9:55-10:30

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    The bus picks up in Elmwood! Informational meeting

    April 24th, 6:30 pm at the Elmwood-Murdock High school. detasseling 2019

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    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.

     Local Concealed Carry Course 

    The Elmwood Community Center will be hosting a Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) course on July 13, 2019.

    Contact Erin Cook for more information

     

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     The String Beans are coming back!!

    This will be EPIC!!! For those who don't know who the String Beans are...like my brother...they are not the Wiggles.

    Here is the info from their website:
    "From pop and country to rap and rock n’ roll, The String Beans perform a wide variety of original, family-friendly songs about all the things kids love: animals, cartoons, food, science, sports and lots more!

    Each show is hilarious, inclusive and spontaneous, and each catchy tune is designed to get every audience dancing and singing along!

    Since forming in 2004, The String Beans have released 10 albums, appeared on dozens of radio and television programs, and delighted thousands of fans, becoming Nebraska’s favorite entertainers for pre-school through elementary-aged audiences, not to mention parents, teachers, and communities.StringBeans ElmwoodNebraska

    The String Beans perform at fairs, festivals, libraries, schools, churches, museums, zoos and more! In their hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska, the “Beans” sold out the Lied Center for Performing Arts and consistently set new attendance records at the Lincoln Children’s Museum’s “Music & Mozzarella” concert series.

    The band has also performed for the Governor’s Arts Awards Ceremony and recently completed a tour of the southeast United States with performances in Missouri, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida."

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