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Murdock News - June 10, 2020

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Friends, has COVID 19 got you doing some extra cleaning and purging?

Don't have enough stuff or live far out of the villages, how about you partner up with a friend or family member.

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Maps have been created but that doesn't mean you can't have a garage sale.

People will be in town, wanting to shop, looking for deals, and to take away your EXTRA STUFF!

For the LOVE of Junk

Now open every Saturday in June!! Satisfy your shopping bug.

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 Murdock Historical Photos 

Thank you to John Guehlstorff for the historical photos he found and scanned for our enjoyment.

The only title on this photo was EG, which I assume is Edward Guehlstorff. But is he the gentleman 2nd on the right? Or is he second from the left? 

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This looks like a happy bunch of people.

But I have NO IDEAS who they are. Can anyone help out here?

Send names and any story you have of anyone above to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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

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. 

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Successful Opening of the Farmers Market

The first Saturday of the Elmwood Farmers Market was a success!! 

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There were six vendors that had everything from vegetable plants, herbs, and lettuce to plant in your garden and container planting, to breakfast carnitas.

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Three vendors were new, Mother Spice came from Ashland and she had heirloom tomatoes, started cucumbers, watermelon, and a whole range of locally grown, locally raised plants.

Ashland is NOT having a Farmers Market this summer, so Carla and her daughter (visiting from Oregon) decided to make a trip to a small Nebraska town she had not visited.

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I brought my dried herbs, blueberry muffins, and of course Jalapeno Jelly.

Something new this year is the Poultry seasoning, which smells amazing and almost sold out. 

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We are NEEDING a Produce Vendor

What does this mean? This is a person who makes a "farmers market" distributor run to pick up produce from "truck farm" wholesalers and then sell it at the Elmwood Farmers Market.

Not everything is in season from our local gardens, but larger produce farms in Nebraska have greenhouses and then route in-season vegetables from other states, Kansas, Oklahoma, etc. 

It may not be grown in Elmwood, but it is US and Midwest grown so customers are still buying fresher than in the grocery stores. 

We had requests for tomatoes, peppers, and other vegetables.

If you can commit to every Saturday this summer you WILL have customers.

Give the gift of life

Monday, June 15

1p.m. - 6 p.m.

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All those who come to give through May 31 will receive a special Red Cross T-shirt by mail, while supplies last. And thanks to Amazon, all those who come to give June 1-30 will receive a $5 Gift Card via email.*

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations to prevent another blood shortage as hospitals resume surgical procedures and patient treatments that were temporarily paused earlier this spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blood drive safety precautions

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions – including temperature checks, social distancing, and face coverings for donors and staff – have been implemented to ensure the health of all those in attendance.

Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive and are required to wear a face-covering or mask while at the drive, in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public guidance.


Updates from the Legislature merged

Nebraska Phase 2 Health Guidelines starting June 1, 2020

I want to thank everyone for their cooperation during this difficult time with Coronavirus in our state and nation. On May 21st, Governor Ricketts outlined relaxed restrictions starting June 1st for most of Nebraska. The exceptions are the counties of Hall, Hamilton, Merrick, and Dakota.

A summary of the high points follows:

Limited contact team sports, including baseball, softball, volleyball, and rodeo may begin practices on June 1st, and begin competitions on June 18,, 2020.

Bars and Restaurants may open at 50% of rated capacity, with appropriate group size and group spacing.

General gatherings are limited to the greater of 25 people or 25% of rated capacity, with larger venues submitting reopening plans to local health departments for approval. Our local health department is Sarpy/Cass Health, at 701 Olson Dr #101, Papillion, NE 68046, 402-339-4334.

Gyms, Fitness Centers, Salons, Barber Shops, Massage Therapy, Tattoo Parlors, Wedding and Funeral Reception venues may hold the greater of 25 people or 50% of their rated capacity. Six-foot social distancing and other specific requirements apply to each of these venues.

Summer is the season for parades in Cass and Sarpy County. Unfortunately, parades where the public line the streets are prohibited through at least June 30th, and perhaps longer. Parades where patrons remain in vehicles and the public does not line the streets are allowed.

State park camping season has begun. However, through June 30th, the largest state parks, including Louisville SRA, allow RV-only camping by reservation only. Other state parks will allow first-come-first-serve tent camping with groups of no larger than 8 spaced 25 feet apart. Beaches and park showers will be closed. For more specific information, please visit

To learn more about these Phase 2 restrictions as they apply to your specific interest, please visit click on the “LEARN” link, and then “Directed Health Measures” to access Phase 2 Outline of Changes. The Directed Health Measure (DHM) documents for each county are also available on this page. 
Visit for broader statewide information and updates.

If you think you need a COVID-19 test or just want to participate, go to for a survey. Health officials will contact you if testing needs to occur. The survey only takes a couple of minutes and is used for test site planning purposes.

Please consider helping area food pantries that are under pressure to provide food for those in need. The number one item in demand is milk but some pantries do not have the needed refrigeration capacity for perishables.

The Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (AFAN) created a fund that will give $4,000 to a local pantry for the purchase of additional refrigeration space. If you are interested in contributing or know a local food pantry who would like to apply, please visit or call 402-421-4472 for more information.

I know this is a tough time in Nebraska, but I am encouraged to see some “light at the end of the tunnel” as restrictions are loosened around the state, and life begins to slowly return to normal. I would like to express my deepest sympathy for those who have been affected by this crisis. May God bless you and your families during this time.

Should you need assistance or have questions, feel free to contact my office at 402­471­2613 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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Trinity Lutheran Church (Murdock) - two Divine services with social distancing 8:30 & 10:30 am

Contact Pastor Kuhlman via text, email or phone call (402-867-4048 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for a seating assignment. 

Sunday School Lessons Are On Zoom

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

SUBSCRIBE to the Sunday School FACEBOOK Group for class schedule.

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 

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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.
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

Stayed tuned for great things to happen  

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

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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.


 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.

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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 VOLUNTEER BUTTON

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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



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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, June 13, 2020, 7:30 p.m., Kali Indiana, $4 admission

Sunday, June 14, 2020, 1 p.m., bring your instrument for the free JAM SESSION,

Saturday, June 27, 7:30 p.m., Silver Wings, $4 Admission

Free admittance for kids under 13.

For more information, call 800-480-8797, ext. 211, and leave a message or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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