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Murdock News - April 22, 2020

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Thought for a Day 1

Thank you to Ramona for sending this quote. Always believe something wonderful is about to happen. Yes, even in the middle of this COVID-19.

 What a Week?!

Talk about strange, we went from temperatures in the 70s to six inches of snow! Thank goodness snow serves as insulation and my daffodils did survive.

So what is something WONDERFUL about the snow? 

The additional ground moisture is helping the radishes and lettuce I planted the week earlier.

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The EM Cheer Squad Annual Plant Sale is still happening!

It's just going to look a little different this year than in previous years.

Unfortunately, due to the current Directed Health Initiative, we can only offer pre-order sales and will not have any plants available to purchase during the pick-up times.

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Sales started on April 8th and will go through April 24th.

The Cheer Squad will have curbside pickup on the following dates and times at the garage next to the Chiro Office in Elmwood:

Thur, April 30     5:30p-8:00 pm
Fri, May 1st      5:30-8:00 pm
   Sat, May 2nd         9a-12p (if needed)

You will simply pull up, we will get your name, load your order into your car and you will be on your way!

If these dates and times do not work for you, please contact Casey for other arrangements.

Orders & payment can go to any member of the Spirit Squad or Coach Casey Clements.

Checks can be made out to EM Spirit Squad or you can Venmo your payment to @Casey-Clements-8.

Any questions, please email Casey Clements at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Payment is due at the time of the order.

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In the past week, people have volunteered to shop for those who need to stay at home due to age or are immune suppressed. Many restaurant businesses are adapting and changing their business model to deliver or offer curbside service. In response, customers are going out of their way to support their efforts. In fact, last Friday The Quonset was sold out of the Fish Special when I called. 

After this, when the travel restrictions are lifted we will that more grateful every time we eat at a local restaurant, attend communion

Coronavirus 2020

Elmwood -Murdock Area

Cancellations, Postponements, Modifications

Bulldogs - CARRY OUT ONLY(Hours Wed-Sat 11am-1pm & 5pm-8 pm)

Round the Bend Steakhouse RTB - Area Delivery & Curbside Available

Bess Streeter Aldrich House - no open hours, or educational workshops

Elmwood Community Center - sack lunches provided,  other activities canceled

Hilary Johnson Dance Studio - closed, see live classes 

EMMA April Meeting - canceled

Elmwood Library - Closed, WATCH LIVE book readings on Facebook

Bit's N' Pieces - closed

The Quonset Bar & Grill - CARRY OUT ONLY

Trinity Lutheran Church (Murdock) - Full services canceled until April 30th. See communion options

St. Paul United Methodist Church - in-person services CANCELLED, ONLINE SERVICES live on Facebook

School Events 

NSAA events canceled including speech, FBLA, FCCLA, etc 

 There is hope, and our community comes together to support one another. 


 

Nebraska DHHS COVID-19 Information Line is open 8 am-8 pm 7 days a week: 402-552-6645

Omaha Metro Area COVID-19 Information Line is open 8:30 am-4 pm 7 days a week: 402-444-3400

For the most up-to-date information on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), please click here.

The lastest COVID-19 information can be found on the Sarpy/Cass County Health Website

National Coronavirus Update: Question and Answers

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Uncovered Murdock History

Thank you to John Guehlstorff for the Murdock historical and lifestyle photographs.

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The names of the twins are Elmer and Delmer. Elmer died quite a few years ago. Delmer lived in Weeping Water for many years and died only a few years ago. I went to worship and Sunday School with them when I was a kid. (Thanks Mel L for the info)

Because I heard feedback about the above photo I am showcasing two photos this week. 

Ever since there have been cars, there have been car accidents. This has to be one of the early ones. I wonder how it happened and if everyone was all right. Anyone know or hear about this accident through the Murdock grapevine?

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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

Stay tuned in future weeks for more peeks into Murdock history

If you have historical or interesting photos of Murdock you would like to share please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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!

More and more people are reading the weekly news and finding out Murdock has a website. Let's make it your "go-to source for information and updates. Email your ideas and "wish list" to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

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Holy Week Services

 


Sunday School Lessons Are On Zoom

Contact Steph Stroy 402-416-3517 to get connected!

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Sunday School Classes will be held by their teachers on ZOOM 

 Contact Steph Stroy 402-416-3517 to get connected!

SUBSCRIBE to the Sunday School FACEBOOK Group for class schedule.

Special Prayers for this Coronavirus Pandemic found on Trinity Lutheran Church Website

Pastors sermons can be watched on The Trinity Lutheran Church Murdock Vimeo Channel

 Listen to the Kuhlman Experience Podcast 

Trinity murdock kuhlman pod castListen to the weekly sermon anytime at Pastor Brent Kuhlman's Blog

 

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With the closing of Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools this week because of COVID-19, we are closing the church and the Sonshine Daycare Center. The closing is effective March 16-22nd. There will be no church meetings, Lenten Study or live worship this week. We will continue to reach out as much as possible this week
Contact Pastor Michelle if you have any questions, concerns, needs or just want to talk. 

Update and weekly videos can be found on our Facebook page

 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 

PH 402 867-3191 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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

Thank you to Ramona for suggesting a motivational quote each week.

 

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The Murdock park committee is moving forward. The land has been secured and now we need your help to make it happen.

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 Send this onto anyone you can think of who lived, lives, or visits Murdock.

We NEED your help! 

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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

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Take It Or Leave It Pantry

The activity at the Elmwood Take-it-or-Leave food pantry is bustling.  Beth Philson recently took the opportunity of it being almost empty to give it a good cleaning and sanitizing. Please stop by and donate extra food and supplies. It is being used and is a good way for people to get food without the "stigma" of facing someone in person.

The free pantry is here to serve our community. It is for neighbors helping neighbors. 

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Those who wish to contribute may do so at their discretion when convenient. Take what you need or leave what you can. If the box if full please bring your items back later. So what should you contribute? During this coronavirus situation, there will be an increased need for healthy snack items for kids. Obviously items like toilet paper, sanitizer may be needed by many. 

Please avoid harsh strong-smelling chemicals that may transfer to food items. 

Here are some ideas that may be useful:

  • Pasta
  • Canned pasta (macaroni & cheese is popular)
  • Canned soup
  • Granola bars
  • Fruit snacks
  • Dry pasta
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Dry soup mixes
  • Canned meat (chicken, tuna etc)
  • Boxed prepared meal kits (hamburger helper etc)

The 24-hour pantry is located on the west side of the Village office on west C Street, behind Bits N Pieces and at the entrance of the Elmwood Meat Plant.  

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The Little Free Pantry is located between Hufstader Chiropractor, the Elmwood Meat Market, and the Village Hall.

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A major goal for the CassLocal.com project, was to make small business support as convenient as possible. If you have a small business, you know that job one, is to make your businesses as simple, and convenient as possible to interact with.

The Corona $1200 checks, are starting to arrive this week. We know that some fortunate Nebraskans are not desperate and might consider helping struggling small businesses, Churches and Non-Profit organizations with a donation or better yet buying Gift Cards. We encourage restaurants, bars, basically any small businesses to get a Gift Card account from companies like Square. This is a convenient way for fortunate Nebraskan's to inject life saving cash into the business, in echange for Goods and Services later when the storm passes. None of this is possible, unless you add your business or Organization to www.CassLocal.com free. Any questions? TEXT VM/402-968-0821
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Businesses Join Here - and Churches / Non Profit Organizations Here

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The Cass County Extension Office has copies of the 2019 Farmer’s Tax Guide. It’s a 92-page booklet for use in preparing 2019 returns. These tax guides are free. Need one? Stop by the Extension office, open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.  

 

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Scholarship Flyer 2020

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SUPPORT SMALL TOWNS' EVENTS and bring the family for an affordable, fun night of LIVE music!  
You can try out our new dance floor or just sit back and enjoy the music in vintage theater seating!

ALL CONCERTS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
ALL JAM SESSIONS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

JAM SESSION ~ Bring your instruments, your voice or both and join us for some old-time fun!

JAM SESSIONS are FREE!

Admission to shows is only $4 for those over 13 years old.  Younger kids admitted FREE!

Check back often for more updates!  

Call, 1-800-480-8797, ext. 211, to hear schedule or email cornhuskercountrymusic@gmail.com for more information.

Like us on Facebook @ Cornhusker Country Music Theater! 

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Fortenberry: Nebraska Leads Nation in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans Approved, Per Capita

Below is Congressman Fortenberry's tweet on the important news confirmed in yesterday's Wall Street Journal (image attached):

“Proud that #Nebraska leads the nation in small business Paycheck Protection Program loans approved, per capita. Great teamwork! @SBAgov @SBA_Nebraska @nebankers”

Link to tweet: https://bit.ly/2Vzy1Kf

If you want to talk to Congressman Fortenberry about why Nebraska has been so successful in meeting the needs of small businesses during the coronavirus crisis, please reach out.

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) is the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Ag Subcommittee and Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations.

The Paycheck Protection Program was an important part of the massive $2.3 trillion bill recently passed by Congress to protect our health, protect individuals and families, and protect our economy. As a critical component of that effort, the PPP enabled small businesses to take out a loan in order to keep their employees on the payroll and pay other expenses. If an employer avoided layoffs during an eight-week period, a significant portion of the loan would be forgiven.

We learned something yesterday: Nebraska ranks number one in the nation in the number of PPP loans approved, per capita. A reporter from Reuters called to ask me why. The first thing I told him was, “Nebraskans know how to plow.” A number of factors aligned. Our financial institutions are community-oriented: The banker knows the farmer, the banker knows the barber, the banker knows the café owner. And we have a number of small business associations that quickly realized that the PPP could be a lifesaver for them. By doing a number of telephone town halls with these associations, the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the banking community, word got out quickly. Then the entrepreneurial spirit of Nebraska kicked into high gear as a lot of people got busy.

Tonight, I discussed these dynamics on 1011 News Lincoln. I invite you to review the discussion here. https://fortenberry.house.gov/news/in-the-news/1011-news-fortenberry-nebraska-leading-nation-capita-ppp-loans-approved

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01) is the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations.

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