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Murray Newsletter - October 15, 2014


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You Can Help Our Girl Scouts Help Our School! 


Cadettes from the Conestoga Girl Scout Troop will be at Conestoga Elementary School Parent-Teacher conferences from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 20th, with cookbooks they recently created. The cookbooks have over 50 recipe contributors and nearly 300 recipes and are only $12. The proceeds will help to build a weather station for Cougar Hollow at Conestoga Elementary School.  

 For more information contact Debbie South 402-235-3837, Kim Colvert 402-594-3067 or online, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

 Thank you! 




In the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 8, 2014, a total lunar eclipse occurred. I took a drive out further in the country, away from any lights that would distract from the beauty of this rare occurrence. As I stood there in awe of what I was witnessing, the silence was overwhelming, then broken by a farmer, up early to get the combine to the field. A friend stopped to be sure everything was okay. Then, back to quiet. 

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7:11 a.m.

In a matter of minutes, the shadow of the earth slipped into the darkness of the atmosphere,


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clouds crept in front of the moon, I turned 180*,  and morning had broken with the glorious sunrise.

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7:23 a.m.

No better way to start the day!

Upcoming Eclipses in 2014

October 23: Partial solar eclipse


Eclipses in 2015
March 20: Total solar eclipse
April 4: Total lunar eclipse
September 13: Partial solar eclipse
September 28: Total lunar eclipse




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Nothing's much sweeter than eating hot pancakes and sausage to help a friend! On Sunday, October 12th, a pancake feed fundraiser was held at the Nehawka Community Center for Rosie Redden, a former Nehawka resident who now resides in Nebraska City. Twenty years ago, Rosie fought off breast cancer, but this summer learned that it had come back for, what we all hope, is a 'short' visit. She's been going through chemo for 2 1/2 months now,  and is ready to kick cancer's butt for a second time. She's such an inspiration with that big smile on her beautiful face!  

Many years ago, Rosie worked at the Nehawka school and even had her own restaurant, the Village Cafe in Nehawka.  If anyone heard those magic words, 'Rosie's cooking', they'd be there!  I remember her hamburgers with the buttered, grilled buns - yum!  She's been working at the Nebraska City Eagles Club for a few years, now, too.  She has volunteered many, many hours to help out with benefits and fundraisers for many others and their causes, too.  Most recently, she helped cook for WW2 vets from Kearney, who were on their way to DC, with a 'detour' to the Nebraska City Eagles Club.  It was now time for others to help her out.

In 1959 I met Rosie when my family moved from Lincoln to Nehawka. The previous year my sis had passed away at the tender age of only 13. Mom and Dad came to Nehawka to be closer to Dad's work at Offutt and it was there that Rosie befriended my parents. As an adult with kids of my own, my mother told me that Rosie, pretty much, helped her get through her grief of losing her oldest child, a pain no parent should have to bear.

My parents,  and Rosie and her husband, Howard, loved to play cards and many Saturday evenings were spent with our family at their house or theirs' at ours, while they played cards in the kitchen till the wee morning hours. Us kids would camp on the living room floor and watch 'Creature Feature', listening to all the laughter coming from around the kitchen table.  in the mornings, a giant Tupperware bowl or dishpan held the kernels of, now stale, popcorn from the night before. I can remember waking up on the floor many times to the smell of bacon and eggs or cinnamon rolls for Sunday breakfast, 'cause they'd played cards straight through the night! Crazy grown-ups!

One of my favorite memories is of Mom and Rosie taking us kids, my little brother, Bob, and Rosie's kids, Pam, Wes and Cindy to Nebraska City to the swimming pool. First we'd have to go downtown to the Sears store and wait while Mom and Rosie went inside to watch heir 'story' which came on at 12:30. 'As the World Turns' was on the tv's on the sales floor and they couldn't miss out on a minute of those fake peoples' lives! Then at 1:00 sharp, we'd jump in the car and hit the bowl-shaped pool over at Steinhart Park, while our moms sat outside the fence and talked while watching us. They made every minute count, 'cause we'd have to get back home after a couple of hours, so they could get clothes off the lines and suppers started before our dads got home.

What fun memories I have of that time and it was largely in part to the friendship of Rosie!

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Sisters, Alberta and Rosie.

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Wes and Kyle are waiting for the griddle to get to just the right temperature.


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The crowd's growing, coming from Omaha and Lincoln, too. 

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Bud stopped in to wish Rosie well.

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Lots of laughs with good friends,  Dinah and Roger!

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Gladys wouldn't miss this either!

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Minnie Mae and Mary came from Murray and Plattsmouth, too. 

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The crowd just kept coming...

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And Shelly stopped by to say, 'Hi', too!  

It was a fun day for a great lady who's logged uncountable hours volunteering for others!



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Cass County 4th of July Celebration Meeting

Tuesday October 21, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Murray Town Hall 


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Lori Williams of Murray was paralyzed due to an accident several months ago and now 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 order online, at .  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.   Or, if you would like to place your order over the phone, please call1-855-870-7208.  You will still need to give the code number.    

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! 

Please direct any questions you might have to Sherrill at 402-235-2844. 

Thank you for your support!



 Do something good for your community and our earth!


recycle trailer will be located on these dates in the following towns:


Oct 25 - 31
Nov. 15 - 21
Dec 6 - 12
Dec 13 - 19  


Beaver Lake:

Oct 15 - 17
Nov 1 - 7
Nov 22 - 28
Dec 13 - 19



Oct 18 - 24
Nov 8 - 14
Nov 29 - Dec 5
Dec 20 - 26 



Oct 25 - Nov 7
Nov 22 - Dec 5
Dec 20 - 31 

Murray residents should either use the curbside bins that PREMIER WASTE SOLUTIONS delivered or continue to use the Cass County Recycle trailer at the Murray Fire Station per the above schedule. 

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CASS COUNTY COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE (CASA) is seeking a part-time Staff Assistant to provide administrative, clerical and general program support. This position requires a personable and professional demeanor, Microsoft Office proficiency, the ability to maintain confidentiality, and a passion for child advocacy. Knowledge of social media preferred. Send resume/cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information see EOE. 






David Seay, Master Artist with the Nebraska Arts Council, will be presenting a Harmonica Workshop/Concert on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at 2:30 PM in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse. Each paid admission includes a free harmonica for those 6 years old or older. The workshop will include an introduction to the 10 hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C Major.

The workshop will be downstairs in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, and followed by light refreshments, and an acoustic jam session with the performers. 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 .

The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990. Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.

Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur, one mile south of Highway 34 and three miles east of Highway 50. For more information, write to Greenblatt & Seay, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, NE, 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 , or visit their web site at



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Lofte Theatre


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The hilarious Hitchcock-inspired farce, " Wrong Window!" is now at  the Lofte Community Theatre' .The script is written by the successful writing team of VanZandt and Milmore whose other works include "Love, Sex and the I.R.S.," and "Suitehearts."

New York couple Marnie and Jeff think their neighbor has killed his wife. However, the woman's body soon disappears and the bumbling witnesses sneak into the cross-courtyard apartment to solve the mystery. In all, there are over 30 script references to the works and characters in Alfred Hitchcock films. Can you spot them all?

The production is directed by and stars Kevin Colbert as Jeff. His wife Marnie is played by Brandy Palatas of Papillion. Rounding out the cast are Scott Pope and Scott Nielsen of Eagle, Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth, John Bell and Ken Patry of Omaha, and Jeff Johnston and Ken Snyder of Elmwood. Alyssa DiPaolo of Lincoln gives a stunning performance as the dead body.

Performance dates for "Wrong Window!" are October 17-19 and 24-26. Friday and Saturday curtain times are at 7:30pm. All Sunday performances are 2pm matinees. Tickets are $19 and reservations can be made by calling the box office at 402-234-2553. The Lofte Community Theatre is located just east of Hwy 50 near the town of Manley.

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 Pictured: Kevin Colbert and Brandy Palatas can't help but snooping on the neighbors in the Hitchcock inspired, "Wrong Window!" .


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(Nebraska Law stipulates that no outside alcohol can be brought onto the premise.) 

Friday Night Music! 
Your favorite Friday night activity is back and better than ever!  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and friends and come out to enjoy the music!  Music will be outside, weather permitting.
$5 cover charge on Fridays

 Live Band 7-9:30  


(Acoustic - No Cover!)

17 - Sue Murray
24 - Jon Sundermeier
31 - Tim Koehn 


Sunday Music, too!

NO cover charge on Sundays!

Music 2-5 pm. 


19 - Ryan McLeay
26 - Katie Logan 

Check out upcoming performers and events at !

See You at the Winery!


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