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Sun Aug 02 @10:00AM -
WORSHIP on the WATER
Tue Aug 04 @ 7:00AM -
TRASH DAY!
Tue Aug 04 @ 8:00AM -
COUNTY FAIR! Aug 4-Aug 8
Tue Aug 04 @ 7:00PM -
FREEDOM FESTIVAL MTNG
Wed Aug 05 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
SCHOOL SPORT PHYSICALS
Mon Aug 10 @ 8:00AM - 04:30PM
WATER BILL DUE!
Tue Aug 11 @ 7:00PM -
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING
Wed Aug 12 @ 7:00PM -
AMERICAN LEGION
Tue Aug 18 @ 8:00AM -
SCHOOL STARTS!
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POST OFFICE PICK-UP CHANGE

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MURRAY POST OFFICE NEWS

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 Effective on August 24, 2015, the mail truck will be picking up mail at the Murray Post Office and out of the blue box at 1:15.  Currently, the mail truck picks up at 2:10. This change is to help get the mail to the Omaha plant sooner and hopefully allow for faster turnaround of outgoing mail. This is the only change. The Post Office is not closing or changing the hours again.

Please call,  402-235-2166, or stop in at the Post Office if you have questions or concerns.



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Cass Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is currently recruiting CASA advocates to speak up for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Cass County. The next training session is scheduled for September 2015 for five weeks. The training consists of 15 hours of online training and 15 hours of in-person training. We are also seeking male volunteers for this class. If you are interested, please contact Angie Neumiller (402) 296-9520; email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or if you would like to learn more information about our program, please visit www.casscasa.org.




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CONESTOGA SCHOOL SPORTS PHYSICALS AVAILABLE

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CONESTOGA HIGH SCHOOL HEALTH OFFICE


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Amy Tegels APRN of Absolute Health Care will be conducting the physicals.

$65.00

Cash, Check or Credit card (insurance not available)

Bring parent OR signed consent and physical form

Download, print and sign the Absolute Health Care Parental Consent Form.

MUST BE COMPLETED FOR PHYSICAL TO BE TAKEN.

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LAST DAY TO APPLY!

JOB OPPORTUNITY:

Cass County Roads Department (Murray Shop) Position:

Equipment Operator

Performs general labor tasks at varying skill levels in conjunction with construction, repair and maintenance of county roads, bridges, signs and culverts. This is a safety sensitive position. Must be able to obtain a Class A CDL within 6 months of hire date. Hours: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ability to work outside of normal work hours when required. Starting Pay: $16.83 per hour. Application obtained at www.cassne.org or at County Board Assistant's Office, 346 Main St, Room 101, Plattsmouth, NE 68048. Return applications to the Board Assistant location. Posting Dates: July 6-July 29, 2015. Pull posting/job description at the Assistant's Office. EOE. Position is subject to Veterans Preference.


2015-07-22 County_Fair
The Cass County (NE) Fair runs
Tuesday, August 4 thru Saturday, August 8, 2015.

Highway 1 and 144th St.
(North of Weeping Water, NE)

See you at the Fair!

For more info, go to http://www.cassfair.com/


2015-07-04 MFF_SHIRTS

The next meeting of the Murray Freedom Festival group is scheduled for Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 7:00 pm, at the Murray Town Hall.

Highlights and a summary of this year's Festival of the 4th of July celebration will be discussed, as well as election of new officers.

So please plan on attending and bring your ideas for the 2016 celebration.

Everyone's welcome!


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TEMPORARY HELP NEEDED:

Restroom attendant during the 
Cass County Fair at Weeping Water, NE.

August 5 - 8, 2015

Call 402-504-2678.


2015-05-13 _NE_TREAS_LOGO

State Treasurer Stenberg Issues RFP for

Program Manager for Nebraska ABLE Program

Lincoln, Neb. (July 20, 2015) – A Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued today for a program manager for the new Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) program created by the 2015 Nebraska Legislature, said State Treasurer Don Stenberg, who, by law, is Trustee of the Nebraska ABLE program.

Treasurer Stenberg and the Nebraska Investment Council are seeking proposals from qualified financial services companies to provide investment and administrative services, customer service, and marketing services for the Nebraska ABLE program. Questions from potential bidders are due July 30. A pre-proposal conference will be Aug. 4 in the State Capitol, and proposals are due Sept. 10.

Stenberg said those dates are subject to change depending on circumstances outside the state's control, such as the ongoing work on the proposed federal regulations for ABLE programs across the nation and other national developments.

"Our goal is to launch the Nebraska ABLE program as soon as possible in 2016. We have established an ambitious timetable to meet that goal, and our plan is to make the ABLE program available to individuals with disabilities as quickly as we can. At the same time, we want to be sure we are doing it right and building a program that will address the unique needs of our ABLE account owners, keeping in mind convenience, ease of use, and cost," Stenberg said.

The ABLE program will allow Nebraskans with certain disabilities to create tax-advantaged ABLE savings accounts to use to pay for qualified disability-related expenses, similar to state-sponsored college savings programs like the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST), a division of the State Treasurer's Office. While the program will be administered by the Treasurer's Office, the Nebraska Investment Council will have final authority over investment options and investments.

In December 2014, Congress enacted Section 529A of the Internal Revenue Code, allowing for a tax-favored savings program for eligible individuals with disabilities to be used to pay qualified disability-related expenses. Earlier this year, the Nebraska Legislature passed LB591, sponsored by Sen. Kate Bolz, to create the Nebraska ABLE program and to make the State Treasurer the Trustee. Both the federal and state legislation were modeled on the state-sponsored 529 College Savings program, which in Nebraska is administered by the State Treasurer.

Stenberg said the RFP contemplates the possibility of other states contracting with Nebraska to manage the ABLE program for them.

"We believe we are well positioned to contract with other states to provide the ABLE program for them, and our state law allows for those contractual relationships," Stenberg said. "We believe we are in a good position to do that because we expect to be one of the first states to offer the ABLE program to its residents and because of our track record offering an excellent college savings program to account owners not only in Nebraska, but in all 50 states," Stenberg said.

Stenberg said he is continuing to monitor responses to proposed regulations issued in June by the U.S. Treasury Department regarding the ABLE program and to work with other State Treasurers and interested parties to seek changes in the regulations. He said the regulations, as proposed, are unwieldy both for ABLE account owners and for states administering the programs.

Comments regarding the proposed regulations are due to the U.S. Treasury by Sept. 21.

"I remain concerned that the federal regulations, as proposed, will create an unnecessary paperwork burden on individuals with disabilities who own ABLE savings accounts and an unnecessary administrative burden on states. Those unnecessary requirements ultimately will increase the costs for ABLE account owners," Stenberg said.

"In addition, I am concerned that the regulations, as written, may discourage potential bidders from submitting proposals in response to the RFP. Nevertheless, I am committed to moving forward on development of the ABLE program for Nebraskans and possibly for others states and to keeping costs for both the account owners and the state foremost in mind," he said.

A copy of the RFP can be accessed at https://treasurer.nebraska.gov/csp/able/.


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JOB FAIR

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015 

1 - 5 p.m.

Comfort Inn & Suites

7007 Grover Street, Omaha

 

 

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SEEKING COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE

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SARPY/CASS BOARD of HEALTH

The Sarpy/Cass Department of Health and Wellness is currently seeking candidates for an opening to serve as the Sarpy County representative on the Sarpy/Cass Board of Health.

Functions of the Health Board include: 1) providing policy guidance on the development of appropriate public health programs; 2) working to educate the citizens of both counties regarding public health issues; 3) providing Board oversight on the Department's budget and the Health Director's performance; 4) and ensuring that priority public health needs are being addressed by the staff of the department.  A letter of interest and background qualifications should be submitted no later than August 6, 2015 to:  

Erin Ponec, Office Coordinator
Sarpy/Cass Department of Health and Wellness
701 Olson Drive, Ste. 101
Papillion, NE 68046

402-339-4334 x201

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INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED FIDDLER TO OFFER 

FIDDLE WORKSHOPS

Internationally acclaimed fiddler, Julie Lyonn Lieberman, will be giving fiddle workshops in November in the Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse. On Friday , November 13, starting at 7 PM, the subjects will be "Six Approaches to Jamming", and "Modal Improvisation". On Saturday, November 14, starting at 9 AM, the topics will be "Gypsy Jazz" and "One Tune, Five Styles". These workshops are appropriate for any string player who desire to open their ears to new ways of making music.

JULIE LYONN LIEBERMAN has helped develop the alternative string field over the last thirty-five+ years through her work as an educator, author, radio producer, composer, recording artist, journalist, and performer. Her former students have toured with Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Celine Dion, Billy Joel, and one of her former students plays regularly on Dancing with the Stars.

Pre-registration is required. For more information, and to register, click on the following link:

http://greenblattandseay.com/workshop_fiddle_lieberman.shtml

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CALL to PHOTOGRAPHERS


Hildegard Center for the Arts, in partnership with the Nebraska Tourism Commission and the Nebraska State Historical Society, is sponsoring a statewide "Call to Photographers" for the great state of Nebraska. The Call begins June 1, 2015 through January 4, 2016 and is titled "Bridges: Sharing our Past to Enrich the Future". It is calling photographers throughout Nebraska to highlight historic places and often over-looked historical treasures in all of the State's 93 counties ~ historical sites either found on the National Register of Historic Places OR places of community/personal significance to the photographer. i.e. historic properties, recognized historical landmarks, cultural activities/events with a basis in local history and in context with a historic place, or historic buildings that are representative or unique. From Adams to Antelope, Banner to Butler, Garden to Gage, Scottsbluff to Sheridan, and Dundy to Douglas, this juried exhibition is serving as a bridge to connect Nebraskans with their culture and heritage.

Photographs selected from this juried exhibition:

· Will be featured in a statewide traveling photography exhibit that coincides with Nebraska's sesquicentennial in 2017

· May appear in Nebraska Tourism travel guides, posters and calendars to promote this project and the State of Nebraska.

· Will be showcased in a digital catalogue.

· All submitted photos will be featured virtually on partnering websites. (Hildegard Center for the Arts, Nebraska Tourism Commission, Nebraska State Historical Society).

Photographs can be submitted online at the Hildegard Center for the Arts website, www.hildegardcenter.org, beginning June 1, 2015 through January 4, 2016.

Entrants must be at least 15 years of age and need NOT be residents of Nebraska. Photographers may enter up to 5 images per submission for a non-refundable fee of $15. Multiple submissions are allowed. For a complete list of entry rules and judging criteria, go to www.hildegardcenter.org.

Questions: Contact Project Chair, Cathy Harrington | 402.730.6668;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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RECYCLE!

Do something good for your community and our earth!

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

GREAT NEWS!  Beaver Lake and Union now will have full-time recycling trailers!

Nehawka:

Aug 1-14

Aug 29-Sep 11

Sep 26 - 30 

 


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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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