|Murray Newsletter - May 16, 2012|
ARMED FORCES DAY
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012
Remember to thank our military members for their service in support of our country.
CONESTOGA QUALIFIES FOUR for STATE TRACK MEET
The Conestoga High School track team qualified four individuals for the
State Track Meet to be held at Omaha's Burke Stadium on Friday and
Saturday, May 18 and 19, 2012.
Seniors Marissa Nosal and Nathan Weatherby lead the group of qualifiers.
Weatherby is a multiple-event qualifier who also qualified last season.
2012 State Track Meet Qualifiers and Schedule of Events:
Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19, 2012
Harry Burke Stadium, 12200 Burke Boulevard
(south of 120th and Dodge Street)
Nathan Weatherby – triple jump Friday, May 18 3PM
Marissa Nosal – discus Friday, May 18 5:30 PM
Liz Rice – 3200 run Friday, May 18 6:10 PM
Nathan Weatherby –300 hurdles Friday, May 18 7:30 PM prelims
Saturday, May 19 3:25 PM finals (if in
top 8 times)
Nathan Weatherby –discus Saturday, May 19 8:30 AM
Jesse Hickey – long jump Saturday, May 19 10:30 AM
Links below to the NSAA website for State Tournament information.
Schedule of Events
Map of Burke Stadium
Shuttle Service to the Event
(there is very limited parking on-site so consider using the shuttle service)
ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME TO GET FROM THE SHUTTLE TO THE STADIUM
State Track Meet information for Spectators
MURRAY'S VILLAGE CLEAN-UP DAYS
JUNE 2 – 3, 2012
All American Recycling
103 E. McKelvie Road.
(southeastcorner of Hwy 75 & McKelvie Road)
(Non-resident items will NOT be accepted.)
Items NOT accepted:
The burn pile will be open both days to accept yard waste and tree limbs and branches.
Call Village Clerk with any questions, 235-2119
is a gray and white cat, last seen Monday evening,
May 14, 2012 at his home in Murray.
Sammy's 18 years old and is an 'indoor' cat, however
he left the house when the door was open. He
doesn't really like the out-of-doors, so he might
come inside if you call him. We're thinking he
might have left to find his way to heaven, but in
case you do find him, please call 402-235-3584
and let it ring several times to give us time to answer.
JUNE 16th, 2012
8:30 AM SHOTGUN
LAKE RIDGE GOLF COURSE
18 holes with cart, includes Lunch
Sponsored by Jeff Henry Motors
Car parked on Hole #8
ENTRY FEE: $60.00/ player
can help the Lions Club help others!
Call Larry Hefling @ 235-2403 or 235-4653 to sign up your team or use the Entry Form below.
Make payment to the Murray Lions Club by June 11, 2012.
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Lions Club Golf Fundraiser Entry Form
Send payment of $60.00 per player ($240.00 per team) payable to:
Murray Lions Club
c/o Larry Hefling
821 E. Main
Murray, NE 68409
RAFFLE for 2012 HUSKER TICKETS
$5.00 per ticket or $40.00 per book
Drawing to be June 16th at Lake Ridge Golf Course
NEED NOT TO BE PRESENT TO WIN
(Tickets available from Lions Club Members and in the Lounge)
Pick up a
MURRAY GARAGE SALES
form at the
Murray Post Office,
Murray State Bank
Murray Town Hall
and sign-up to have your address put on the sale map.
Your contribution helps to pay for all the advertising that helps to make your sale a success!
Print and submit this form:
MURRAY GARAGE SALES
FRIDAY - SATURDAY
JUNE 8 - 9, 2012
8 a.m. - ?
SALE LOCATION _______________________________
CIRCLE THE DAY(S) YOU WILL HAVE YOUR SALE:
Please list three items from your sale to be included on maps, if space allows:
Send this completed form with $12.00,
NO LATER THAN SATURDAY, MAY 26th to:
201 N HOW AVE
MURRAY, NE 68409-8403
CASS COUNTY GOING GREEN
recycle trailer will be located on these dates in the following towns:
May 26 - June 1
June 16 - 22
Now - May 18
June 2 - 8
June 23 - 29
May 19 - 25
June 9 - 15
Now - May 25
(Murray will also continue to have the recycle bin located behind Town Hall every day for Murray residents' use only.)
Simon's Classic, "The Sunshine Boys" at Lofte Theatre in Manley
The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces that
it will begin its thirty-sixth season with Neil Simon's classic stage play,
"The Sunshine Boys."
The show opens on Saturday, May 26th.
Pictured: Ken Snyder, Scott Nielsen and Bob Pinkerton star in
"The Sunshine Boys,"
at the Lofte Community Theatre.
The story revolves around the vaudeville comedy team, "Lewis and Clark." Al and Willie
were top-billed comedians for over forty years. Now they aren't even speaking. When CBS
approaches them for a "History of Comedy" retrospective, the grudging reunion brings the
two back together along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs. Many may remember
the 1975 film version featuring Walter Matthau and George Burns.
Directed by Kevin Colbert, the show stars Bob Pinkerton of Weeping Water and newcomer,
Ken Snyder of Elmwood. Also starring in the show are Scott Nielsen of Eagle, Tim Sorensen
of Elmwood, Millard Carnes and Jennifer Harvey of Plattsmouth and Megan Homan of Springfield.
Performance dates are May 26, 27, June 1-3 and 7-10. Curtain times Thursday-Saturday are
7:30pm. Sunday performances are 2pm matinees. Tickets are still available for all shows.
Reserved seats are $17. Those interested can call the box office at 402-234-2553.
LOFTE AUDITION NOTICE
May 27 & 29
The Lofte Communitiy Theatre near Manley will be holding auditions on
Sunday, May 27th and Tuesdsay, May 29th at 6:30pm
for their upcoming summer musical, "Singin' in the Rain." The stage play is based off of the
1952 MGM film.
Artistic Director Kevin Colbert and Musical Director Betty Colbert ask that those auditioning
bring a prepared song of no more than one minute in length. An accompanist will be provided.
This is a large ensemble cast with many featured (speaking) roles. There are roles available
for trained dancers including some solos. The star vehicle is male. Parts are available for men
and women ages 17-60. No stage experience is required. Newcomers are always welcome.
A complete breakdown of roles can be found on the Lofte's audition page on www.Lofte.com.
Rehearsals will begin in June. The show will run weekends July 20-August 5. Those who have
questions about the show or the audition process are welcome to contact the Lofte at (402)
Multi-Instrumentalists, Greenblatt & Seay, will be giving free workshops on Saturday, May 26, at the Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, Nebraska. Championship fiddler, Deborah Greenblatt, will be giving a free fiddle workshop at 10 AM.
David Seay's free harmonica workshop will be at 12 p.m. with all participants receiving a free harmonica.
Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit http://www.nps.gov/home/index.htm.
Passionate about theatre, but find a lack of opportunity?
Love to dance, act, sing, or any combination thereof?
Enjoy construction and power tools?
Want to learn to operate theatrical lights and sound?
W h a t y o u n e e d t o k n o w :
• All registered students will perform in a full-length musical in mid- August
• Rehearsals will start mid-July, usually 4 days per week 3pm-7pm
• Workshops will be held throughout the Summer to sharpen the
fundamental tools of theatre: acting, tech, and overall performance
• A registration fee of $150-200 will be required in July for each student
• Fund-raising opportunities will be planned to help with student cost
• Open to anyone ages 13-18
• Taught by graduates of Nebraska University theater programs
• Looking for at least 20 performers, plus numerous tech crew members
W h y :
• Learn stage fundamentals
• Learn and sharpen your theatrical skills
• Great addition to any resumé
• Network and meet new people
• Have a fun
Please respond by May 21st – there is no final commitment required at this time. We are merely noting who is interested. Fees not due until early-July.
If you are interested or have questions, please contact:
C o r y M i s e k a t c o r y m i s e k @ g m a i l . c o m o r
(4 0 2 ) 6 1 5-1 0 0 3.
This is the final weekly column for 2012.
From now until the legislature convenes in January 2013, column submissions will be prompted by any new information the senator feels should be communicated to District 2 constituents.
May 11, 2012, Lincoln— When the legislature adjourns for the year, interim studies are conducted by legislative committees. The purpose of each study is defined in a resolution that is introduced by a senator or a committee before the session ends. The resolution authorizes a committee to conduct research on a policy issue between legislative sessions. Each committee's chairperson submits a study plan to identify prioritized topics. The committee’s legal counsel coordinates the study plan. If the study requires a significant amount of time and research, legislative aides, whose senators serve on the committee, may be invited to lend assistance.
An interim study may resolve the issue that prompted its introduction, or it may produce a bill for the next legislative session. If new legislation is expected, the committee may schedule one or more hearings to seek public input. Hearings are usually held in the fall. Some committees schedule hearings at the Capitol in Lincoln. Others hold hearings in communities throughout the state to give more citizens a chance to learn about the issue under review.
This year 120 interim study resolutions were introduced. Like legislative bills each resolution is as-signed to a legislative committee based on the subject to be studied. If a resolution's focus is broad, it may be assigned to more than one committee for joint consideration. Thirty-one resolutions were directed to the four committees on which I serve. The Health and Human Services and Urban Affairs Committees are responsible for 26 of the studies.
LR 552 is the first priority on the Urban Affairs' agenda. This study by Committee Chairman Amanda McGill of Lincoln will examine economic development in rural areas of the state, with a focus on cities of the first and second class, and villages.
Through LR 501 the committee will examine the relationships between municipal and state governments in Nebraska. The Urban Affairs and Revenue Committees will collaborate on two studies. One of them - LR 553 calls for an examination of strategies to promote the restoration and revitalization of historic business districts throughout the state. In District 2 Nebraska City and Plattsmouth continue to benefit from the Nebraska Main Street Program's preservation-based strategy for rebuilding and strengthening businesses to support sustainable communities. I will be pleased to participate in a search for new ways to protect the historic center of other communities in our district and throughout the state. The Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee will continue its evaluation of the state's child welfare system during the interim.
LR 525 calls for the HHS and Judiciary Committees to examine how Nebraska's system for screening, assessing and investigating reports of child abuse and neglect contribute to our state's unusually high rate of out-of-home foster care. The HHS Committee will also gather data and develop recommendations on the unmet needs of and gaps in services available to youth who transition or “age-out” of Nebraska's foster care system.
In 2001 LB 692 was passed to provide a policy framework for the use of the Nebraska Health Care Cash Fund (NHCCF) and establish Nebraska's share of tobacco settlement funds as one of two sources of revenue for the NHCCF. The intent of LB 692 was to use the funds for health-related purposes. Nebraska has an excellent record of using the funds appropriately, but the state's investment council cautioned last fall that if the current level of commitments is not reduced, spending will result in a declining NHCCF balance.
LR 508 calls for the HHS Committee to review, assess and provide recommendations about the implementation and sustainability of the NHCCF.
LR 549 asks the HHS and Appropriations Committees to determine the range of investment returns on the NHCCF over the next ten years and the actual needs of the current funding recipients over the same time period. The NHCCF provides valuable support for health-related needs in our state. It must receive vigilant oversight to ensure its continued existence well into the future.
A complete list of the issues to be studied by the legislature in the 2012 interim is available, and the public hearing schedule for the fall will be posted on the Unicameral’s website at www.nebraskalegislature.gov
I am always interested in hearing your comments by mail, phone or email.
Senator Paul Lambert
PO Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass is partnering with local Libraries and Law
Enforcement in the Name of Bike Safety
Summer vacation is nearly here and this is a great time for the kids to have outdoor fun.
Since bike riding is part of that fun and we want our children to stay safe, Safe Kids
Sarpy/Cass is sponsoring a bike safety poster contest and bike safety presentation at the
libraries in Sarpy and Cass Counties. The poster contests and bike safety presentations
will take place at the Sarpy and Cass County libraries during the months of May and
Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass is supplying the Police Officers and Sheriff Departments in Sarpy
County LED flashing stars to present to kids that the officers see wearing their bike
helmets. The officers will start awarding the flashing stars in June. Jane Husz says “We
want to teach our children how to be safe on a bike and we want to reward them for
wearing a helmet which is a big part of bike safety.”
For more information about this Safe Kids program, contact your local Sarpy or Cass
County Library or Jane Husz, Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass at 402-339-4334 ext. 210 or visit the
Sarpy/Cass Department of Health and Wellness/Safe Kids website
Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the leading cause
of death and disability to children under the age of 14. Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass is a member
of Safe Kids Worldwide and Safe Kids Nebraska (global and statewide networks of
organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury). Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass was
founded in 2006 and is led by The Sarpy/Cass Department of Health and Wellness. This
bike safety program is made possible through a grant from Safe Kids Nebraska.
2012 EVENTS at ART CHICKS
May 26, Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
June 23, Cocktails in the Garden with Plant & Garden Junk Sale, Plant Swap
July 29, Sunday, 9 to 4: Flea Market and Old Fashioned Dessert Festival/Car show
September 24, Saturday, Chocolate Festival - Chocolate themed meal and treats at all the shops
October, All Month Long - Shopping bonanza! Punch card, visit all the local participating stores and enter to win a drawing for shopping spree worth over $300.00.
October 29, Saturday, Witches Brew Party -11:00 and 1:00 is our grand celebration of everything Halloween! Two blocks full of music, dancing, broom ceremonies, fortune telling and much more. Free gift to those who dress up. Saturday 2:30 Little Witches in Training Party Bring your little ones to a special 2:30 seating to celebrate Halloween and all its glory. Come in costume and learn about Halloween traditions, make believe fun and dancing.
November 12, Holiday Open House & Art Chicks Lunchorama Stop in and see all the new Holiday decor and Gifts in over 5 shops. Husker items, jewelry, purses, kitchen goods, baby and kids too. Reserve your table for 2 or 52 and enjoy a show of the latest jewelry for the season from several designers and handmade gifts from local artisans.
December 3, Ringing in the Season All of Louisville will be bustling with the sounds and activities of the season. Kids Shopping with children’s luncheon at 2:30 Bring your little one and they can shop and wrap presents for Christmas surprises for everyone on their list.
December Holiday Camp, Ladies, time to learn some new tricks to make your holiday prep easier. Spend time in Camp gaining the skills to “do it all” or at least laugh so much the stress disappears.
Visit coopandfeathers.blogspot.com and louisvilleartchicks.com for more details.
Art Chicks 402-234-2669
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