Welcome to Murdock
It is so nice to get back to semi-normal and have kids back in the classroom. Yes, we have masks, just like in school and I seriously think the kids are used to them more than the adults.
The past three weeks the Trinity Lutheran Sunday School Class studied Abraham. ON the last day they sang "Father Abraham" Who remembers the song?
Father Abraham had many sons
And many sons had Father Abraham
I am one of them
and so are you
So let's all praise the Lord!
Right arm, left arm
Right leg, left leg, head up, turn around, SIT DOWN!!
In addition, the church youth group worked one of the transfer points for Market to Market.
Divine Services (with social distancing)
8:00 am Divine Service
9:15 am - Sunday School for children and adults
10:30 am Divine Service
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
ELMWOOD MURDOCK HIGH SCHOOL
This week our Student of the Week Winner is Gus Pope. He is a senior at Elmwood Murdock High School. His activities include football, basketball, golf, FBLA, speech team, One Act, choir,
band, quiz bowl, student council, and Striv. He is the son of Scott and Anne Pope.
He was nominated for these reasons:
- He is a very active student and is a leader in many activities
- He volunteers his time to do various tasks throughout the school
- He has high character and provides a positive impact to the EMHS family
- He ranks 5 th in his class and plans to study broadcasting at a 4 year university
Gus, Scott, and Anne are invited to stop by either of our clinics in Plattsmouth or Louisville, call (402.234.3333) or email ( dan@wittephysicaltherap y.com ) to claim their Witte Physical Therapy swag! Our next Student of the Week winner will be announced on October 14, 2020.
Glimpse into Murdock History
Continuing with our new series to the weekly news.
During the 1950s Pastor Heim would document his home visits with parishioners by taking a photo. These are no ordinary photos, but COLOR photographs. In the 1950s this was almost unheard of then. It was cutting edge "technology". Thank you to Ramona Oehlerking for the video/images.
Corn harvest is in full swing now but in the 1950s but it was much more involved and took a lot more time back then. Here is Floyd Williams shelling corn. The small grain carts aren't used anymore for bringing in the harvest. Can you imagine how much time it would take to finish your corn harvest? Then when you brought it to the corn crib you had to shell it for grain.
Merle Rieckman I'm sure had some very long days starting at sunrise and ending at sunset. Then he worked in the shed getting the equipment ready for the next day.
Murdock Playground WILL Be a Reality
WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP!
The kids of Murdock, NE are dreaming of a new playground.
We are asking for your support in making
that playground dream a reality for Murdock, and creating a safe and fun place for kids to play and for families to gather. Please consider making this important investment in our future. A playground provides a safe and exciting place for children (and our community) to grow!
So far, we have received about $17,000 in donations for the park!
Our goal is to raise $50,000. We still have a few options left that you can donate towards, as well as any general amount toward the general fund.
Please share this with those you feel would be interested in donating.
Name the Park, Investment of $20,000
Will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, article in the weekly community newsletter, and customized signage at the park.
Donate the main structure, $15,000
Donate the swings, Investment of $2,500
Donate the spinner, Investment of $2,500
We understand budgets are tight and you may get flooded with requests for donations, but we would like you to consider supporting the village of Murdock. Your contribution would make a huge difference in our efforts, and bring us that much closer to our goal!
Our sponsors will proudly be displayed on our permanent custom playground sign, acknowledged at ribbon-cutting ceremony, and mentioned in the weekly community newsletter. You will also have a front-row seat for the ceremony!
Remember, all contributions are tax-exempt (tax ID 346683).
Donations can be mailed to:PO Box 308,
Murdock, NE, 68407.
Fall Festival 2020
Sunday, October 11th 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Something NEW is coming to Elmwood. The Fall Festival in the park, complete with a Chili Cookoff, make a ScareCrow Workshop, and much more. Why you might say? Well, we wish we could say we just LOVE having fun in Elmwood. BUT it's much more serious than that.
Remember the Spring toys and Geometric Dome in the park? The ones we removed to build the new playground? It's time to BRING THEM BACK. But we need to raise funds for the cement and six-foot "fall zone" of wood chips around them. Yes, I know they were on grass before, but the state regulations now mandate that any renovated parks have to follow the "new guidelines."
Starting at 1:00 pm come join the fun and games at the park. At 3:00 pm the Chili Cookoff begins.
For only $5.00 you can sample all the chili and have the honor of being a judge.
While waiting for the Chili Cookoff make a scarecrow!! Only $10 for a lifesize scarecrow to decorate your front porch.
Elmwood Farmers Market
We have had a LOT of questions on how long the Farmers Market will continue.
The signs say October, but is it the first of October or the end of October?
Well, it really depends on the weather and how many vendors continue to set up on Saturday mornings.
Do you have pumpkins, gourds, or fall wreaths?
Maybe you have corn stalks for decorating, baked pies, and apples??
Wear your fall hoodies, sell hot chocolate, apple cider, and maybe even have a special Halloween weekend edition with special "Trunk N' Treat" for the kids.
What do you think? Who is interested?
For the latest news from our vendors
Join our Facebook group and stay up to date on who will be showcasing their produce, baked goods, and other items.
CORNHUSKER COUNTRY MUSIC THEATER
211 Main St.
1 pm, SUNDAY, OCT 11 - MONTHLY JAM, EVERYONE WELCOME TO JOIN IN!
2 pm, SUNDAY, OCT 18 - Fred Larsen and Friends
FREE admittance for all under 13!
Red Cross blood donors have new opportunity to help patients fighting COVID-19
Donors needed this fall to maintain blood supply amid an ongoing pandemic
SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 — Plasma from whole blood donations made through the American Red Cross that test positive for COVID-19 antibodies may now help current coronavirus patients in need of convalescent plasma transfusions. Donors are encouraged to make an appointment to give blood now to help ensure coronavirus patients and others who depend on transfusions have needed blood products this fall.
In April, the Red Cross began collecting COVID-19 convalescent plasma from previously diagnosed individuals, who could only give at one of approximately 170 Red Cross blood donation centers across the country. Convalescent plasma contains COVID-19 antibodies that may help the most critical patients actively fighting this virus. Now, whole blood donations made at any Red Cross blood drive or blood donation center could be helpful in this effort.
“Donations that come back positive for COVID-19 antibodies now undergo secondary testing to confirm antibody results, and that enables the Red Cross to then potentially use the plasma from those donations for COVID-19 patients,” said Dr. Erin Goodhue, executive medical director of direct patient care with the Red Cross Biomedical Services. “With approximately 2% of the U.S. population testing positive for COVID-19 antibodies, every donation is important to ensure patients with coronavirus have access to every treatment option available to them.”
The Red Cross encourages eligible individuals to schedule an appointment, download the free Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.
In thanks, the Red Cross is offering a $1,000 Amazon.com Gift Card to five lucky winners who come to give in October. Terms and conditions apply; visit rcblood.org/unite. Additionally, those who come to give by the end of September will receive a free haircut coupon by email to participating Sport Clips Haircuts locations. More information is available at RedCrossBlood.org/Sport-Clips.
About antibody testing
Antibody testing may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to this coronavirus, regardless of whether an individual experienced COVID-19 symptoms. Donations are tested using samples pulled at the time of donation and sent to a testing laboratory where they will also undergo routine infectious disease testing.
COVID-19 antibody test results will be available within one to two weeks in the Red Cross Blood Donor App or donor portal at RedCrossBlood.org. A positive antibody test result does not confirm infection or immunity. The Red Cross is not testing donors to diagnose illness, referred to as a diagnostic test.
Important COVID-19 information for donors
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 help protect 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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public guidance.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities, Sept. 23-Oct. 15:
10/12/2020: 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Fire Hall, 601 N 4th
9/29/2020: 11:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m., Syracuse United Methodist Church, 560 6th St
About blood donation
All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
The FUTURE is in YOUR POWER!
IF YOU'RE OVER 18, CLICK EITHER of the NEBRASKA ICONS BELOW to REGISTER TO VOTE! IT'S YOUR RIGHT!
(Editorial by Patricia Zeigler, Editor, MurrayNebraska.com)
General Election: November 3, 2020
If you have any questions regarding elections, registering to
vote, filing for office, or working as an election worker,
contact the election office at:
201 Main Street
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
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NOW THAT YOU'VE REGISTERED, GET THE FACTS!
There are really NO EXCUSES for failing to vote. You have to work that day? No excuse. Don't have a babysitter? No excuse. You don't want to go out in a crowd? No excuse. Do you know that any Nebraska resident who is a LEGALLY REGISTERED VOTER may request an EARLY-VOTING BALLOT APPLICATION, (also known as an 'ABSENTEE' ballot)? You don't even need to have a reason, (or an excuse), for the request!
One excellent reason for voting by absentee is the weather. An ice or snowstorm, heavy winds or torrential rains could possibly keep you from physically voting on the actual Election Day. No worries about that with your mail-in vote either.
Do you need another good reason for voting by mail? You might get sick and cannot physically go to your polling place.
The following should help you save time:
- Cass County NE voters may print the Early Voting Ballot Application HERE.
- OR call your local Election Office and ask for one to be mailed to you. In Cass County NE, that's 402-296-9309.
- OR in Cass County NE, there is a box located outside the building where you can just pick one up. You may also pick one up at the Election Office inside. The address is 201 Main Street, Plattsmouth, NE, (white building southeast of the flagpole).
Accurately, completely fill out the form. Include your name, residence address, phone number, mailing address you want the ballot sent to and your signature. Even if you do the automatic fill-in form online, you still need to SIGN IT after you print it. Mail it right away or take it to the Cass County NE Election Office and drop it in the box outside on the southwest wall of the building.
On September 28th ballots will start to be sent out and you should receive yours shortly thereafter.
So get your Early Voting Ballot Application form filled-out now, before the big rush. The last day to request an Early Voting Bal
lot to be mailed to you is October 23rd.
Just do it now. Election Day will be here before you know it!
For more information: NEBRASKA SECRETARY of STATE
Cass County NE Voters can also check HERE.
Next to the Cass County Election Office door you'll see two sets of forms, one on the right for Voter Registration and on the left, the Early Voting Forms.
After they're filled out and signed, you may take them inside, mail them, or drop them in the 'Ballot Box' around the corner of the building, to the right of the big Election Office sign.
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