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Murdock News - March 20, 2019

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Where to even begin this week? The record spring snows, rain and melting have given way to our dear State being torn apart by the rushing waters of the Platte and record flooding.

The flood is on everyone's mind and everyone including the kids want to help. Nolan Stroy posted signs at church on Sunday to collect supplies and donations. You can reach out to Nolan or his parents Stephanie or Mike to donate.

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Even though we may not have the water here, I think just about every one of us knows someone affected. Record flooding like we have never seen with dams, levees, and bridges giving way before our eyes. Roads crumbling which will affect people in ways we never even thought. 

You can also bring your donations to Bulldogs this week as the whole community is coming together to help. 

Bring your items to Bulldogs between 11:00 am - 8:00 pm and they will be delivered to the Cass County relief on Saturday.

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Here in Murdock, we have been lucky and blessed. 

We need your help!

Murdock is partnering with Elmwood to gather items to help area flood victims. We are working with Cass County Behind the Badge and the Cass County Emergency Management Agency for this project. We are very fortunate. Let's do what we can to help others who are not so fortunate.

Non-perishable Food Items

Bottled water, formula, canned goods (include hand operated can openers you have in your "junk drawer"), boxed foods, macaroni/cheese, peanut butter, oatmeal, dry cereal, crackers, dried fruit, canned soup, canned fruit, peanut butter crackers, granola bars. canned meats like tuna fish/chicken, nuts, jerky, individually wrapped snacks.


Personal care items: diapers, baby wipes, shampoo/conditioner, toilet paper, paper towels, deodorant, handi-wipes, toothbrushes, , women's sanitary items, hand sanitizer, small bottles of hand soap

Other Supplies: shovels, gloves, buckets, trash bags, mops, towels, dog food, cat food, 1-gallon zip lock bags

Bring your donations to the following locations this week during business hours.

Bulldogs 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Elmwood Village Office  8:00 am- 5:00 pm

The Quonset 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Items are needed by Friday night. Delivery is on Saturday. 

Elmwood-Murdock is working with the Cass County Behind the Badge and Cass County Emergency Management Agency.

Homes, livestock, businesses, and peoples lives are being affected in more ways than one. If you are NOT local you can monetarily donate directly to the following organizations. 

Monetary Donations

Salvation Army - Goes directly to Nebraska Flood Relief

 Call 1-800 RED-CROSS or go to their WEBSITE

Volunteers Coming from All Over the Country

Last Saturday a Salina Kansas nurse, and volunteer with the United Cajun Navy and other disaster assistance organizations was in Blair and Gretna Nebraska this past weekend. A nurse I know (who helped after my car accident in 2015) is coordinating the Kansas volunteer efforts. She has also volunteered during Hurrican Harvey and Florence in North Carolina. 

I mention this as Rebecca was an angel on the roadside during our near tragedy and continues to be a lifesaver.

If you would like to know how to volunteer with Rebecca and their efforts in Nebraska please send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will put you in touch. She will need a copy of your driver's license as she is part is a "recognized" relief group. 

This will be a long process as the flood water recede. Here is some drone footage of the Platte River near Louisville last week.

 Share this newsletter to Facebook and send to your friends across the country. 

Drop off your items this week. We may be dry, but the next time a disaster might be in our community.

 Help Aiden Keckeinsen

Little Aiden Keckeisen was born with a heart condition known as atrioventricular septal defect. He had a difficult time gaining weight, and he struggled to breathe due to excess blood flow to his lungs.


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At just 4 months old, Aiden underwent surgery to correct the defect. He received a unit of red blood cells and platelets during the procedure.

“When we heard Aiden would need blood products, it made it very apparent that I (and my husband) needed to get back to donating again,” said Aiden’s mother, Ranae. “I am forever grateful to the donors who gave the blood and platelets used for Aiden and pray that the blood we donated has a similar life-saving use or story. I would encourage anyone to look at Aiden's sweet face and consider taking 30 minutes out of their day to go donate blood.”

Make your appointment now to donate your life-saving gift at the

Elmwood Murdock High School Blood Drive on Thursday, April 4th from 1 PM – 7 PM.

Give the gift of life

Blood Mobile
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Elmwood Murdock High School
300 Wyoming
Murdock, NE 68407
1:00 PM - 06:00 PM 

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7:00 pm each Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

March 6, 2019

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April 3, 10

Maundy Thursday - April 18th

Good Friday - April 19th

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Sunrise Service 7:00 am

Easter Breakfast (between services)

Divine Service 10:30 

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Highway 63 UPDATE

The first phase of the project from I-80 to Church road was completed in 2017. This opened Church road east-west and connected it to I80.

Last year, 2018, was supposed to be culverts, grading and paving from South of Church road to Alvo.
The weather put the culvert work, grading work and utility relocation work behind schedule. By the time we had the subgrade stabilized and embankments constructed it was too cold to pave.

We will go to work on subgrade reconstruction and foundation placement once the frost is out of the ground and we get some drying weather. 
Paving should go fast and we hope to be paved out by July.

I know it is frustrating but grading work is very susceptible to delays with wet weather and last year had a lot of rain.

It is with the hope that we can open in July.
Please encourage anyone interested to call the district office for updates.


Our project manager is Jesse DeLosSantos.
Our Construction Engineer is Curt Mueting.

Tom Goodbarn
District Highway Engineer

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Become an Intern with 4-H in Cass County!

The Cass County 4-H program is seeking an energetic intern to assist with our youth summer 4-H programs. The intern will work alongside staff at Nebraska Extension in Cass County to implement high-quality science, agriculture, and healthy living programs to the youth of Cass County and surrounding areas. Successful candidates will be instrumental in assisting with Cass County Fair 4-H activities, and other projects as assigned. This paid summer internship will begin mid-May and conclude mid-August.

• High school diploma required, with 1-2 years of training or education in fields related to agriculture, science, or education recommended. 
• Ability to communicate and interact effectively with people of all ages, with an emphasis on K-12 youth. 
• Positive and team-focused attitude.
• Self-motivated and ability to work in a flexible environment
• Professionally represent the University of Nebraska Extension and Cass County
• Must pass a background check
• Some evening and weekend work required


Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume to:

Cass County Extension Office
Attn: Tracy Ensor, Extension Assistant
8400 144th St. Suite 100
Weeping Water, NE 68463

Deadline for submission is April 1st, 2019

Any questions, please call 402-267-2205 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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