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Latest Events

Fri Apr 24 @ 5:30PM - 08:30PM
SCHOOL CARNIVAL
Tue May 05 @ 7:00PM -
FREEDOM FESTIVAL MTNG
Mon May 11 @ 7:00PM -
CEMETERY BOARD MTNG
Tue May 12 @ 7:00PM -
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING
Wed May 13 @ 7:00PM -
AMERICAN LEGION
Fri May 15 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
MURRAY GARAGE SALES
Sat May 23 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
CLEAN-UP DAY

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Murray Newsletter - April 22, 2015

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Here, sown by the Creator's Hand,
In serried ranks, the Redwoods stand.
No other clime is honored so,
No other lands their glory know. 
 
The greatest of earth's living forms,
Tall conquerors that laugh at storms,
Their challenge still unanswered rings,
Through fifty centuries of kings. 
 
The nations, that with them were young,
Rich empires, with their forts far-flung,
Lie buried now, their splendor gone,
But these proud monarchs still live on. 
 
So shall they live, when ends our day,
When our cradle citadels decay;
For brief the years alloted man,
But infinite perennials' span. 
 
This is their temple, vaulted high,
And here we pause with reverent eye,
With silent tongue and awe-struck soul,
For here we sense life's proper goal. 
 
To be like these, straight, true and fine,
To make our world, like theirs, a shrine,
Sink down, Oh, traveler on your knees,
God stands before you in these trees. 
 

Joseph B. Strauss
1870 ~1938
Chief Engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge

 

 

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 ARBOR DAY and EARTH DAY


The first 'official' Arbor Day was observed and celebrated on April 22, 1885,  in Nebraska City.  This date was also the birthday of J. Sterling Morton who had come from Michigan and found that trees were very scarce out here on the prairie.  Thus the first Arbor Day was born and now celebrated in Nebraska on the last Friday each April.  Almost a century later, Earth Day originated in 1970 and is celebrated on April 22nd throughout the world.  

Whether you celebrate Arbor Day or Earth Day, it's a time when we should do something good for our planet and even though you can't plant a Redwood tree in Nebraska, plant any tree to honor and celebrate the earth!

www.arborday.org

www.earthday.org 

 


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Murray residents, it's time to clean-up your shed, garage, basement and yard.  Get rid of the junk that's cluttering your life and is an eyesore, not only to you, but to others, too.  Here's your opportunity to take advantage of: 
 
 
MURRAY VILLAGE CLEAN-UP DAY
 
 

SATURDAY, MAY 23RD, 2015 


8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Drop-off location:
All American Recycling
103 E. McKelvie Road
Murray, NE
(southeast corner of Hwy 75 & McKelvie Road)
 
FREE to MURRAY VILLAGE RESIDENTS TODAY ONLY!
PROOF of RESIDENCE will be CHECKED, so bring a current Murray utility bill statement.
(Non-resident items will NOT be accepted.) 

All items accepted,
except for:
TIRES
PAINT
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTES
AUTOMOTIVE OIL

The burn pile will be open to accept brush, tree limbs and branches. 

Call Village Clerk with any questions, 235-2119.




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Do you have something to sell?  Looking to hire someone?  Need to buy something?  Don't forget that you can list your sale items here, or find someone to work for you or even find something to buy that you didn't even know you needed!  It's FREE to list in our classifieds! 

Just click on the 'CLASSIFIED ADS' tab at the top of this page to get started.


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For more info or questions, please contact Theresa at 

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If you're having a sale, please pay your fair share!

Cost is for ads in twenty + area newspapers, printing fliers, highway signs and adds your sale location to a map.


RETURN the FORM and $12 NO LATER THAN SATURDAY, MAY 2nd to:

Pat Zeigler
201 N How Ave
Murray, NE  68409-8403

Call with ?'s,  402-235-2926.

THANK YOU!!

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*REQUIRED


*NAME ________________________________

*PHONE  _______________________________

*SALE ADDRESS  _______________________________

E - ADDRESS (OPTIONAL)  _________________________________


MY SALE DAY(S):  FRIDAY / SATURDAY  (CIRCLE ONE or BOTH)


If space allows, please list these sale items on map:

1.  ______________________

2.  ______________________

3.  ______________________



17th ANNUAL GREAT AMERICAN CLEAN-UP! 


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Keep Cass County Beautiful, (KCCB), an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, is announcing the launch of the 17th annual Great American Cleanup. Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup is the country's largest community improvement program that kicks off each spring and engages more than 4 million volunteers in more than 20,000 communities nationwide.

The emphasis of the GAC program is from March 1- May 31, but cleanups can occur anytime during the year.

In 2014, KCCB provided supplies for 11 clean-ups in the county. Thanks to the hard work of 170 adult and youth volunteers and 427 hours of labor, 129 large bags of trash were collected in Cass County along with painting projects, weed pulling, tree and flower plantings.

Keep Cass County Beautiful will again provide trash bags and loan banners, safety vests, gloves and some pick-up tools (while supplies last) for clean-up events. KCCB will partner with local school groups, scouts, civic and church organizations to plan volunteer events that include litter clean-ups, special recycling events, planting red flowers for a "Grow Big Red" garden, increased recycling collections, tree plantings, clothing collections, and more.

We appreciate your efforts to lead a Great American Cleanup last year and hope you will consider organizing another GAC this year. Please contact me soon if you would like to reserve a supply of garbage bags, gloves, etc. If you are no longer the contact person for this information, please notify me.

Thank you for all you do to keep Cass County beautiful!

Linda Behrns
Executive Director
Keep Cass County Beautiful
513 Vine St
Louisville, NE 68037
402-234-6775

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Be sure to visit KCCB during the Murray Garage Sales May 15-16!

We'll have beautiful CASS COUNTY GROWN vegetables, hanging baskets and flowers!


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FREEDOM FEST MEETING

 (UPDATE TO MEETING DATES, AS OF 4-21-15)

TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015

7 P.M.

MURRAY TOWN HALL

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE FUTURE MEETING DATES, ALL at 7 p.m. at
MURRAY'S TOWN HALL:  MONDAY, JUNE 8 and TUESDAY,  JUNE 30, 2015.  

COME and SEE WHAT WE'RE PLANNING for MURRAY'S 2015
4th of JULY CELEBRATION!

We need good people, high school age to adult,  to volunteer for some shifts during the 4th of July event.  If you would donate even one or two hours, it would help a lot! 

www.murrayfreedomfestivalne.com


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 SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES' EVENTS.....


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RECYCLE!

Do something good for your community and our earth!

ATTENTION!

Due to Murray residents having curbside pick-up for recyclables, the county trailer will not be located here, but will now rotate between Beaver Lake, Nehawka and Union. As a courtesy to our neighbors in these communities, I'll continue to post the recycle trailer schedule in the 'Surrounding Communities' column.

The CASS COUNTY GOING GREEN recycle trailer will be located on these dates in the following towns:

Beaver Lake:

Apr 22 - 24
May 9 - 15
May 30 - Jun 5
June 20 - 26


 Union:

Apr 25 - May 1
May 16 - 22
Jun 6 - 12
Jun 27 - 30

  

Nehawka:

Apr 22 - 24
May 9 - 22
Jun 6 - 19

 

 


 

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"Love" is in the Air at the Lofte!

The Lofte Community Theatre will be holding a special event on April 24, 25 and 26. A.R. Gurney's classic, "Love Letters" will be produced on stage with a rotating cast of actors playing the principal roles on different dates.

"Love Letters" is the story of Melissa and Andrew, and their fifty-year relationship as told through their letters to one another. Their sometimes funny and often complicated relationship grows, despite their geographic distance, through the power of the pen. This script has been produced many times on stage and screen and has become a favorite over the years.

Directed by Erik Quam of Omaha, Melinda Mead, Betty Colbert and Anne Pope will rotate the role of Melissa while Doug Rothgeb, Kevin Colbert and Jamion Biesterfeld play Andrew. Curtain time on April 24 and 25 is at 7pm. Sunday, April 26 will be a 2pm matinee.

Wine, chocolate and cheese hors d'oeuvres will be served to help set the mood for this romantic stroll down Lover's Lane. Tickets for the event are $25 per person. Advanced reservations are suggested. Tickets may be obtained by calling the Lofte box office at 402-234-2553. 


 

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Elmwood's First Annual

FAMILY FIELD DAY

Saturday, May 23, 2015

10 a.m.

Food
Music
Contests
Vendors
Fun for Everyone! 

Don't sit this one out! Round-up the family and the neighbors and make your way to the Elmwood Park - and bring your game face!

Call Lifetime Wellness Clinic for more info:

402-994-2030


 


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On Sunday, May 10, at 2:30 PM, in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse,multi-instrumentalists, Greenblatt & Seay, will be performing a selection of original songs from their vast collection of hundreds of zany tunes that they have created together. This talented duo provides rich vocal harmonies, and will play a variety of instruments, including 5-string viola, fiddle, guitar, nyckelharpa, harmonica, banjo, bass, etc.

The family-friendly concert will be downstairs, followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and jam with Greenblatt & Seay. Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur, one mile south of Highway 34.

Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and senior citizens, and $1.00 for children. Seating is limited.For more information, write to Greenblatt & Seay, The Old Schoolhouse, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska, 68307, or call 402-275-3221, or e-mail them at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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OLD AVOCA SCHOOLHOUSE  

 PERFORMANCE & CAMP SCHEDULE 

 

Saturday, May 23, 10 AM, Debby in a FREEEEEEE Fiddle Workshop, Homestead National Monument, Beatrice, NE

Sunday, June 7, 2:30 - 4 PM, Greenblatt & Seay, Scandinavian Midsummer Festival, Elmwood Park, Omaha, FREEEEEEE

Monday, June 15 - Friday, June, 9 Am - 1 PM, Schoolhouse Fiddle Camp for Beginners (To register on line, log on to: http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp.shtml)

Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17, Schoolhouse Fiddle Camp for Intermediate and Advanced Fiddlers (To register on line, log on to:http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp.shtml)

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FIDDLE CAMPS

Registration is now open for the 2015 Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska. Deborah Greenblatt, championship fiddler, author of many fiddle collections, will help the campers get in touch with their inner fiddler. The course of study during the Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps will be designed specifically for the individual campers who sign up.

The June Camp (Monday, June 15 - Friday, June 19) is for folks who consider themselves beginners. The July Camp (Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17) is for folks who consider themselves intermediate or advanced. Enrollment is limited to 10 fiddlers for each week, so that everyone will get individual attention.

For more information, e-mail Deborah at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

To register on line, log on to:http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp.shtml 
  
 


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ONGOING AREA EVENTS and ACTIVITIES.....


If you think shopping or donating close to home doesn't matter, think again. 
Under His Wings Thrift Store on Main Street in Plattsmouth is doing great things. Check this out:

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So stop in and see what's in store now.  You will probably find some great bargains and all the money they raise stays within Cass County to help those in need.


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ONGOING SCHWAN'S ICE CREAM FUNDRAISER 

Lori Williams of Murray, NE was paralyzed due to an accident  and her family is under mounting financial stress.   

 The Murray Presbyterian Deacons, aka "Mighty Murray Small Church",  with the help of Schwan's Ice Cream and YOU, will be donating funds to help out Lori and her family.  Lori's family, will receive 5% of Schwan's purchases for one full year, to October 2, 2015,  when you order using special fundraiser code ID# 32144.    You may place your order over the phone at1-855-870-7208.  You will need to give the code number above.  You may also order online, at www.schwans-cares.com/f/32144 .  The 'campaign ID number' is 13054.   

Go to 'Shop Now' and an online catalog, with the name 'Sherrill Konfrst', (church deacon),  will be presented to you.  Please direct any questions you might have to Sherrill at 402-235-2844.   

 If you live in the U.S. and have local Schwan's delivery, you may participate in this worthy cause.  A Schwan's delivery person will deliver your products directly to your home and you'll be helping Lori and her family.  Feel free to forward this to your friends across the country!    

 Thank you for your support!


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ARE YOU 55+ and LOOKING FOR PART-TIME WORK?


The following is an employment opportunity available to older adults in Cass County.

Experience Works is a national, non-profit organization funded by the US Dept of Labor to administer the Senior Community Service Employment Program, which assists people 55 and older in getting updated training to assist in returning to the workforce. This is a federally funded program and offers a no-cost employment service to older adults who qualify. Once accepted into the program, individuals are placed in a training site in or near their community, where they gain on the job experience while working 20-21 hours/week at $8/hour. We also help with skill assessments, computer training, resumes, cover letters, job search, etc. The goal is that through the training and job search assistance we gain help older adults gain good jobs in or around their communities.

Stephanie Mahony
Employment and Training Coordinator
Experience Works, Inc.
1111 "O" Street Ste 205--American Job Center
Lincoln, NE 68508 

Phone: 402-441-1654
Fax: 402-441-6038

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Nebraska Tollfree Number: 1-877-314-7526

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