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Murray Newsletter - April 1, 2015

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TIME CHANGE - AGAIN?


As editor of your Murray Newsletter, I seldom express my personal opinion here, but the time has come.

The policy-makers seem to have nothing else to do, so they're trying to keep this last stupid move as hush-hush as possible till the very last minute, but I feel that every citizen needs to know as soon as policy is made. Now it's out and it's official. As if 2 time changes per year weren't enough, now we'll have to change our clocks 3 times each year, every 4 months We just set our clocks ahead an hour a couple of weeks ago for Daylight Saving time and beginning this year on the second Sunday of July, the 12th, at 2 a.m., we'll again move our clocks one hour ahead! 

In the middle of summer we'll be 'adding' an additional hour just to cram more activities into our already cramped schedules. How do you 'add' an hour?! Can't we accomplish what needs to be done in our regular 24-hour day? When does a person rest? Save the whales, save the trees, save our fresh water supplies, and so on and so on. I'm all for saving the good things, but how the ---- can you really save time anyway?!  What nut job thinks up these kinds of things? If you're one of those who are still trying to catch that hour you lost a couple of  weeks ago, prepare yourselves for the next big change in July. It's no wonder people are cranky. I can't imagine what it'll be like.

The only thing good that I can see of this is that on November 1st, when we'll be moving our clocks back, we'll actually be moving them 2 hours to get back the hour of sleep that we lost in March and the other in July.  That sounds appealing, doesn't it?  Maybe we can save those two hours of sleep for when we really need them, especially with the holidays that will be right around the corner.

I know!  Let's just take time away from our policy-makers so they can save it up.  Then they'll have all the time they need to think of something good to do!

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Thank you,  that feels better!
Pat Zeigler

 


 

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Minutes of the March 10, 2015 Village Board meeting are now posted.  Click on the 'Village Office' tab above to read the latest.

 


 

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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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EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO THE 

FREEDOM FEST MEETING 


MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015 

MURRAY, NE TOWN HALL  

7PM

 

COME and SEE WHAT WE'RE PLANNING for MURRAY'S 2015

4th of JULY CELEBRATION!


www.murrayfreedomfestivalne.com

 


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 April 8th, 2015 

1 - 5 p.m.  

Comfort Inn & Suites
7007 Grover St
Omaha, NE

HIRING?

Employers of all industries...
Health care...
Educators...
Lawn & Garden...
Construction...
Call Centers...
Service organizations...
Contractors...
UNIONS...
Everyone with a hiring need! 

 

2015 Schedule on

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Sign up early and take advantage of some great discounts and guarantee you will have a booth!!! 

 


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2 0 1 5   K A B / L O W E ' S   C O M M U N I T Y

I M P R O V E M E N T    G R A N T S

DEADLINE: APRIL 13, 2015

This grant is open to KAB affiliates and partner state recycling organizations only.

KAB is thrilled to announce the launch of the 2015 KAB/Lowe’s Community Improvement Grants! This program will award $675,000 in grants to KAB Affiliates and State Recycling Organizations for community improvement projects to be completed in 2015. Projects may range from restoring a neighborhood park to planting community gardens to leading disaster restoration to large-scale cleanups.

The Lowe’s/Keep America Beautiful Community Improvement Partnership Program consists of:

1) $5,000 Grants

2) $10,000 Grants

3) $20,000 Grants

Keep Cass County Beautiful may apply for ONE grant in each category. These grant applications should reflect the need for a high impact project in your community and you are strongly encouraged to involve your local Lowe's stores and Lowe’s Heroes.

All projects must be completed by December 1, 2015.

Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ASAP if you have a potential project.  Your application must be submitted to Keep Cass County Beautiful by April 12, 2015.

 


 

 

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RECYCLE!

 Do something good for your community and our earth!

CASS COUNTY GOING GREEN

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

Murray:

Apr 11 - 17
May 2 - 8
May 23 - 29
June 13 - 19 

 

    Beaver Lake:

Apr 1 - 3
Apr 18 - 24
May 9 - 15
May 30 - Jun 5
June 20 - 26


 Union:

Apr 4 - 10
Apr 25 - May 1
May 16 - 22
Jun 6 - 12
Jun 27 - 30

  

Nehawka:

Apr 11 - 24
May 9 - 22
Jun 6 - 19

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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 SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES' EVENTS.....

 

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JAM SESSION WORKSHOP

A Jam Session Workshop will be offered on Thursday, April 16, from 6 PM - 7:30 PM in The Old Avoca (NE) Schoolhouse. This workshop, gently guided by fiddler Deborah Greenblatt, is for acoustic musicians of any age or experience who would like a little guidance and practice in the subtle art of "jamming". In this supportive, easy-going atmosphere, players will share and exchange ideas about negotiating your way through a tune, even if you have never heard it before.

The Jam Session Workshop will have a minimum enrollment of 4, and a maximum enrollment of 10. The fee is $15.00 per musician. To sign up for the Jam Session Workshop, or for more information, e-mail Deborah Greenblatt  ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call 402-275-3221.

 


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FIDDLE FABLES 

Greenblatt & Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series features championship fiddler/composer, Deborah Greenblatt, in "Fiddle Fables", on Sunday, April 12, at 2:30 PM, in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.

With the help of her fabulous five-string fiddle Deborah Greenblatt explores some of the trials, tribulations, and lessons that fiddlers often have in common. There is advice for the beginner ("It Starts With Your Feet"), advice for the fiddler's families ("Have Mercy"), for the growing fiddler ("Shopping For a Fiddle Blues"), for the brave fiddler ("I'm Gonna Fiddle In a Contest"), as well as the fiddler who plays the viola ("Out of Fiddle, Out of My Mind"). There are also inspiring stories of real-life fiddlers ("Cactus Pete"), teachers ("Alice Johnson's Jig"), and students ("Mary Ann the Fiddler").

The 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 .

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.


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 PERFORMANCE & CAMP SCHEDULE 


Thursday, April 9, 6 PM, David in "Train Songs and Tales of the Westward Rails", Blair Depot, Blair, NE

Sunday, April 12, 2:30 PM, Debby & Friends in "Fiddle Fables", the Old Schoolhouse, Avoca, NE ($10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and senior citizens, $1.00 for children)

Sunday, May 10, 2:30 PM, Greenblatt & Seay and Friends, "Greenblatt & Seay Songbook", the Old Schoolhouse, Avoca, NE ($10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and senior citizens, $1.00 for children)

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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