|Murray Newsletter - June 13, 2012|
FLY IT PROUDLY!
FLAG DAY, THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
FLAG DAY, THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
There's something new in Murray that you don't want to miss!
Hector Salgado, owner of the Homestead Cafe, 4818 Q St, in Omaha, has recently purchased and opened another Homestead Cafe right here in Murray.
Along with his sister, Veronica, who also helps at the cafe, Hector hopes that you will choose to make the Homestead a regular stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We've had the pleasure of each of the three meals during this past week and I can tell you that every one was very, very good. The Denver omelette was packed a mile-high with veggies and ham, the burger, which came with a side of crispy, but tender fries, was so big it was bulging out of the huge, tender bun and the enchiladas, with rice and beans on the side, were very tasty and word is that their ribeye steak dinner is wonderful, also. We're looking forward to trying out some of the other delectable-looking items on their menu very soon. Kudos to the Homestead's cooks, because they do an outstanding job with the food preparation!
So next time you're contemplating going out for a bite to eat, why not save some gas money and time and visit the Homestead Cafe in Murray. You'll be glad you did!
We are so excited to be here in Murray!
Our main goal is to show all of you what REAL food is with our
seven years of experience at Homestead Cafe 1 in Omaha.
We hope to please all of you with our second
We look forward to seeing you!
Hector Salgado (owner)
105 North Park Ave.
Murray, NE 68409
CASS COUNTY 4th of JULY CELEBRATION
WEDNESDAY, July 4th, 2012
YOUNG MEMORIAL PARK
Fireworks Rain Date: SATURDAY July 7th, 2012
CONCESSIONS by 4TH of JULY ASSOCIATION
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
featuring SCHWAN'S ICE CREAM TREATS!
HOMEMADE PIE and ICE CREAM
Murray Christian Church
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
10:00 am - Registration
Games Start at Noon
Awards 1st place
$ 5.00 per person
6 to 8 person teams
Age groups – 8th grade and under/High School/Adult
Parent or Guardian Signature required if younger than 18 yr. old
Sponsored by: Wiles Brothers
DIME GLASS TOSS
LITTLE MR. & MISS. 4TH OF JULY
Starts at Noon
$5.00 Per Entry
Ages 5 to 7
Trophies furnished by Murray State Bank
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Pitching starts at 2:00 p.m.
$10 for coed Team
$5.00 per person
Failure to play at designated time is forfeiture of game
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
$2.00 per Entry
Trophies furnished by Murray State Bank
PARADE LINE UP
In front of Conestoga Elementary School in Murray
104 High St.
Parade at 7:00 p.m.
CORONATION of MISS MURRAY
Approx. 9:00 p.m.
Approx. 9:15 p.m.
Approx. 9:30 p.m.
Approx. 9:55 p.m.
Sung By: Linda Grunewald
Approx. 10:00 p.m.
Provided exclusively through donations to the 4th of July Association
The Cass County 4th of July Association is NOT responsible for any Accident or Injury
For Information Call: Jerry Blasig 235-2203 or Keith Felthousen 235-2850
TOWN HALL NOTES
The May 8, 2012 Board Minutes are now posted and you may read them by clicking on the 'Village Office' tab above.
NOW CONSIDER THIS...
The Murray Board of Trustees will be bringing to the residents of Murray a vote for a 1% sales tax in the Village. The Board and I wanted to share with you the reasoning and thought process behind this.
For several years, the Village of Murray has been trying to keep our streets, parks and infrastructure from falling into disrepair by utilizing the tax income generated by real estate taxes. The constant volatility in the allocation of State and Federal funds, and the increases in our utility rates have made Murray look at other alternatives to generate additional income without burdening our residents with property tax increases.
The unique part of the sales tax initiative is that people who patronize Murray’s businesses, but do not live in Murray will be able to make their contribution to the upkeep of Murray in general and to the parks more specifically. Murray’s parks are enjoyed by a vast community membership, and this is one way people who don’t live in Murray proper can make their contribution.
There are currently 193 communities in Nebraska that have local option sales and use tax. The local communities that have imposed this tax are: Ashland, Eagle, Elmwood, Greenwood, Louisville, Plattsmouth, Syracuse, Springfield and Weeping Water.
Based upon the sales and use tax receipts from the Nebraska Department of Revenue, Murray could generate up to $20,000 with the 1% option sales tax. If adopted, the increase in the local sales and use tax would become effective April 1, 2013.
If you have any questions regarding this, please feel free to contact me or any of the Murray Board of Trustees.
Shelley Lesac, Chairperson
Trustees: Bill Johnson
Want something fun to do on these warm summer evenings? How about rooting for our hometown Little League Baseball teams down at beautiful Young Park on the west side of Murray? While you're there, you might run into some old friends and you can even enjoy some cool refreshments from the new concession stand, too!
MURRAY PEEWEE BASEBALL
All games are at 6 p.m.
Thursday, June 14, v. Elmwood-Murdock North @ Murdock
Tuesday, June 19, HOME v. Plattsmouth White
Thursday, June 21, HOME v. Louisville Gold
PeeWee Tournament will be June 25 - 30 in Ashland.
YOU MUST PRESENT a CURRENT PHOTO of YOUR CHILD
Southeast Soccer Club is accepting donations through July 16th to help fund
concessions for the upcoming
Proceeds from tournament will go towards putting in a well for water for the fields.
Please contact Heather Larson 9713 Gabriella Drive, Beaver Lake, NE 68048, 402-306-8996.
CASS COUNTY GOING GREEN
recycle trailer will be located on these dates in the following towns:
June 16 - 22
June 23 - 29
Now - June 15
Now - June 22
(Murray will also continue to have the recycle bin located behind Town Hall every day for Murray residents' use only.)
Cass County Fair 2012 - Video Contest (APR) Advanced Pre-Registration Form
Thank you for competing in this years exciting Cass County Fair Video Contest! This year we absolutely require an advance registration form (this form) to be submitted by Tuesday August 7th, 2012 at midnight CDT for each project to be considered by the judges on the submission deadline August 17, 2012 at 5PM CDT.
When we receive this form you will receive an APR (Advance Project Registration) Number (via the email address you provide) within 24 hours and that will be your assurance that you are in the cue, and it will also identify this project for the purpose of questions, comments, and finally with your submission on or before August 17th, 2012 at 5PM CDT, judging and finally the awards on August 24, 2012 at 5PM CDT.
There is no obligation to complete your video, or to submit a video - you can change your mind at any point however pre-registration IS required for any submission to be considered by the Judges. There will be NO exceptions.
You need to create, and edit your video, upload to your www.YouTube.com acct submit it with a www.YouTube.com URL and agree to maintain that video publicly available for the benefit of the Cass County Fair Board for a minimum of 1 year. By submitting this form you agree that you have rights for the use of any content, video or music that you include in your project. The Cass County Fair Board requires that any submission be free from any Copy Protected content in order to be considered by the judges. You agree that any questions as to copy rights can cause a project to be rejected by the Judges.
Hosanna Lutheran Church
Thursday 9 am-8 pm Friday 9-2 and Saturday 9-2
Furniture, Clothes, Housewares, Baby, Toys, treasures for everyone!
NEHAWKA LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
(Schedules are subject to change)
14 Jun 6:00 @ Plattsmouth
19 Jun 6:00 @ Nehawka
21 Jun 6:00 @ Syracuse
14 Jun 7:30 @ Plattsmouth
19 Jun 7:30 @ Nehawka
21 Jun 7:30 @ Syracuse
26 Jun 7:30 @ Nehawka
28 Jun 7:30 @ Nehawka
Squirts & WeeWees
Squirts play first followed by WeeWee games on these dates:
16 Jun 09:00 & 10:30 @ Elmwood
2012 EVENTS at ART CHICKS
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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