Welcome to Murdock
The 2020 Elmwood Alumni Banquet has been canceled due to the coronavirus. We will honor both the 2020 Honor Classes and the 2021 Honor Classes at the Banquet next year May 29, 2021. So mark your calendars for next year.
The Elmwood Alumni Committee
FBLA State Leadership Conference
This year the in-person State Leadership Conference was canceled, and most events did not take place due to virtual obstacles (i.e. testing fairness/accessibility virtually, sequestered presentations, etc.) The only events that were scored were pre-judged events, which included some projects and reports. All other events were canceled (scantron testing, computer application testing, etc.).
On Tuesday, April 21, the Nebraska State Officer Team held a short virtual awards program to announce the 1st-8th place winners for those projects that were pre-judged. Elmwood-Murdock FBLA had several individuals and teams place in the top eight, of which nine students placed in the top three, qualifying them for nationals.
Below is a listing of the top eight winners for those events that were judged this year. If you are interested in viewing the virtual awards ceremony hosted by the state officers.
The current plan is to hold a virtual national conference at the end of June, but we know very little information about that at this time. (originally nationals was to be held in Salt Lake City, UT)
You can even follow them on Twitter at EMKnightsSchool
Check out the calendar on the Elmwood Website
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.
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.
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.
Payment is due at the time of the order.
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
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
St. Paul United Methodist Church - in-person services CANCELLED, ONLINE SERVICES live on Facebook
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
Uncovered Murdock History
Thank you to John Guehlstorff for the Murdock historical and lifestyle photographs.
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
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!
Sunday School Lessons Are On Zoom
Contact Steph Stroy 402-416-3517 to get connected!
Sunday School Classes will be held by their teachers on ZOOM
Contact Steph Stroy 402-416-3517 to get connected!
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
Listen to the weekly sermon anytime at Pastor Brent Kuhlman's Blog
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
(dismissed from worship following the "Children's Chat")
Thank you to Ramona for suggesting a motivational quote each week.
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!
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
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.
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.
Like us on Facebook @ Cornhusker Country Music Theater!
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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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)
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.
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