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Wed May 20
LAST DAY of SCHOOL
Sat May 23 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
CLEAN-UP DAY
Mon May 25
MEMORIAL DAY
Tue May 26 @ 7:00AM -
TRASH DAY!
Mon Jun 08 @ 7:00PM -
FREEDOM FESTIVAL MTNG
Tue Jun 09 @ 7:00PM -
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING
Wed Jun 10 @ 8:00AM - 04:30PM
WATER BILL DUE!
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Murray Newsletter - May 20, 2015

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Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May, which is the 25th this year. This day honors those who lost their lives while serving our country in the military service. Traditionally, the American flag is flown at half mast. In many communities, volunteers place the American flag on each military person's grave and memorial services are conducted in cemeteries, as well. This day also marks the start of summer and the vacation season. Families and friends gather for picnics, sporting events, and fellowship during the Memorial Day weekend.

Remember those who have fallen in service to our country this Memorial Day.

 

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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:
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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A big 'THANK YOU' to all who helped to make the Murray Freedom Festival's garage sale a HUGE success! To Murray Christian Church for the use of their building, to those who donated items, bought items, workers during the sale and the clean-up crew, and to Murray Fire and Rescue for posting our sale date on your marquee,   
  
THANK YOU!!
 


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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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FREEDOM FEST MEETING

TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2015

7 P.M.

MURRAY TOWN HALL

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THIS FUTURE MEETING DATE at 7 p.m. at
MURRAY TOWN HALL:  
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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New Louisville Business 

 

BUILD Welcomes Dr. Dan Witte

NCWP Welcomes New Sponsor and new Louisville Business,

Witte Physical Therapy

www.WittePhysicalTherapy.com

1276 Sandhill Circle, Suite 2 Louisville, NE 68037

Dr. Dan Witte, PT, DPT, OCS

Graduate of Creighton University's Doctorate of Physical Therapy program talks with John Harrington about his decision to bring his new practice to Louisville.

YouTube Share Link:

https://youtu.be/976L2GZ3aa0

 


 

 

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"MESSIAH" OPENS LOFTE'S 39th SEASON

The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces that on Saturday, May 23 it will open its 39th season with the family dramedy, "Messiah on the Frigidaire." Written by John Culbertson, "Messiah" takes place in the small town of Elroy, South Carolina. Lou Ann Hightower and her husband Dwayne find what seems to be the image of Jesus appearing on an outdoor refrigerator. When the appearance makes front page news, their little trailer park soon becomes a mecca of communion and commerce.

Kevin Colbert directs the show with Brenna Thompson of Lincoln playing Lou Ann and Scott Seelhoff of Fremont playing her husband Dwayne. Others in the cast include Chelsea Lulla of Ashland, Michael Magrans and Dan Ryberg of Omaha, Jestin Jones of Lincoln, Denise Schroeder of Gretna and Will Jones of Manley.

Production dates for the show are May 23, 24, 28-31 and June 5-7. Curtain times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Ticket prices are $19. Those interested can still purchase a season pass for all five of the Lofte's shows this year for only $75.

The Lofte is located just east of the intersection of Highways 1 and 50 in Cass County. Reservations can be made by calling the box office at (402) 234-2553.

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Pictured: Scott Seelhoff holds Brenna Thompson as Chelsea Lulla looks on. They are rehearsing a front-porch scene from the Lofte Community Theatre's production of, "Messiah on the Frigidaire."

  


  

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'GODSPELL' AUDITIONS

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The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces that it will be holding open auditions for the musical, "Godspell" on June 1, 2, and 3 at 7pm. "Godspell" is a fun, modern retelling of the Gospel According to Matthew. Popular songs include, "Day by Day," and "Prepare Ye."

This is a production that has a flexible cast size. Artistic Director Kevin Colbert is looking for men and women ages 16-40. Those interested in auditioning should bring a prepared song of no more than one minute in length and come dressed to dance. You should also bring a list of possible schedule conflicts. Auditions will last approximately 1-2 hours depending upon the number of people participating.

Rehearsals for the production will begin mid-June. Production dates are July 17-19, 23-26, 31 and August 1, 2. Those with questions about the production or the audition process may contact Kevin Colbert at (402) 234-2553. The Lofte is located just east of the intersection of Hwy 1 and Hwy 50 near the town of Manley. 

  


 

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Elmwood's Family Field Day needs volunteers. Contact Dr. Bryan Hufstader, 402-440-0106, if interested.

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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:

Beaver Lake:

May 30 - Jun 5
June 20 - 26


 Union:

May 20 - 22
Jun 6 - 12
Jun 27 - 30

  

Nehawka:

May 20 - 22
Jun 6 - 19


Employer Seminars Announced

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Lincoln, Neb. (April 27, 2015) – The Nebraska Child Support Payment Center is hosting seminars in 13 Nebraska communities in the coming months for employers who remit child support payments on behalf of their employees, State Treasurer Don Stenberg announced today.

The seminars are offered by the Child Support Payment Center, a division of the Nebraska State Treasurer's Office, in conjunction with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. This is the 12th year of the seminars.

The one-hour seminars are free and are designed for employers who are just beginning to remit child support payments on behalf of their employees as well as for employers who have been providing this service for some time. Employers may register at https://childsupport.nebraska.gov/Employers/. Registration is required.

Stenberg said the seminars will focus on the steps for remitting child support payments electronically in addition to providing information on new hire reporting, verification and termination, and income and medical withholding and remittance. The Nebraska Child Support Payment Center, which has been a leader in promoting electronic payments, was ranked third in the nation in 2014 for the percent of child support payments received electronically.

"Efforts are underway to raise the state's ranking even higher by continuing to encourage employers to use electronic payments and to make the process easier for individuals who make payments," Stenberg said. "Greater use of electronic means to pay child support results in greater efficiency in the system, including speedier payments to custodial parents and lower processing costs for the state payment center."

Electronic payments also save money and make good business sense for those making the payments, resulting in lower costs for envelopes, postage, printing, and record-keeping, Stenberg said.

Following are the dates and locations for the upcoming seminars:

Nebraska City, Public Library, 923 First Corso, May 20, 1 p.m.

Contact: Jana Langemach for more sessions.
Director of Communications
402-471-8884

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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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 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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FIDDLE and HARMONICA WORKSHOPS 

Free fiddle and Harmonica workshops will take place on Saturday, May 23, at the National Homestead Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. At 10 AM, there will be a FREE fiddle workshop led by championship fiddler Deborah Greenblatt. At 11:00 AM, there will be a FREE harmonica workshop led by multi-instrumentalist, David Seay.  

 These FREE workshops are part of a full day of fun and free activities during the Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival, formerly known as the Monumental Fiddle Championship. Greenblatt & Seay are Master Artists with the Nebraska Arts Council, and participants in the Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau.

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


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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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