|Murray Newsletter - July 4, 2012|
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA,
LAND of the FREE, HOME of the BRAVE!
AMERICA'S NATIONAL ANTHEM,
"THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER"
Written during the War of 1812 by
Francis Scott Key
~ 1779 - 1843 ~
Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say, does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
MURRAY, NE FIRE & RESCUE
ANNUAL 4TH of JULY
BRING YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS
MURRAY FIRE STATION
7 - 11 A.M.
Free-will donations welcome and all proceeds go to
Murray's Fire & Rescue departments!
MURRAY FIRE & RESCUE is in NEED of VOLUNTEERS!
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE at the PANCAKE FEED!
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
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
Murray Christian Church
will be serving
homemade pie and ice cream
and LOTS of other goodies
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
during Murray's 4th of July festivities!
So take a break from the heat and come to the big brick church on Young Street for some yummy treats!
Southeast Soccer Club
is accepting donations through July 16th to help fundconcessions for the upcoming 3v3 Tournament. Proceeds from tournament will go towards putting in a well for water for the fields.
recycle trailer will be located on these dates in the following towns:
July 7 - 13
July 28 - Aug 3
Aug 18 - 24
Sept 8 - 14
July 14 - 20
Aug 4 - 10
Aug 25 - 31
Sept 15 - 21
July 21 - 27
Aug 11 - 17
Sept 1 - 7
Sep 22 - 28
July 7 - 20
Aug4 - 17
Sept 1 - 14
(Murray will also continue to have the recycle bin located behind Town Hall every day for Murray residents' use only.)
Please disregard the 'Pillage the Village' event notice for Manley in last week's Newsletter.
They're changing the date and will let us know when the event will be.
State Senator Paul Lambert Announces
Nebraska Department of Roads Information Session
LINCOLN – District 2 State Senator Paul Lambert will host an information session about state roads projects in eastern Nebraska from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. on Friday, July 20 at the Plattsmouth Senior Center, 308 South 18th Street in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Nebraska Department of Roads Construction Engineer Marv Lech and Project Engineer Rick Fisher will provide information and answer questions about the Department's current and future projects.
"Constituent requests for more information about road construction prompted me to organize this session with the Nebraska Department of Roads," said Senator Lambert. "I appreciate the Department's willingness to share its knowledge and expertise with us. The July 20 session will be a great opportunity to get up-to-date information about the projects we can see now and those we can expect in the future."
" I look forward to joining District 2 citizens for this event at the Plattsmouth Senior Center on Friday, July 20," said Senator Lambert.
Visual Faith Ministry is planning to host VBS in Nehawka and a mission trip (both in July). The
ministry also supports families with babies in the NICU, (Newborn Intensive Care Unit).
Our ministry's current fundraiser is a celebration of Jake's, (our son), journey in the NICU.
He spent 114 days in the hospital after his birth prior to his coming home to be with us.
Your $100 sponsorship would be for one of the 114 days Jake was in the NICU. For each day
sponsored, you will receive a letter detailing Jake's progress on that particular day and a ticket for
a 1:114 chance for the $200 cash prize as an appreciation for supporting our ministry.
All donations are tax-deductible. You will also receive a receipt for tax preparation purposes at the
end of the year detailing all of your 2012 donations made to Visual Faith Ministry
Visual Faith Ministry would genuinely appreciate your contribution to this cause. We want and need
to reach out to help as many people as possible. Please share this information with your friends,
too, who would possibly be interested in supporting our efforts.
Thank you so much for your support of our ministry!
For more information about Visual Faith Ministry, visit our website at
Visual Faith Ministry is a 501(c)3 Christian non-profit organization.
(Just south of Main at 4th Street in Plattsmouth)
BYOC (Bring your own chairs!) ~ Goodwill donations accepted
No alcoholic beverages ~ Family-oriented shows
Events starting times are:
July & Aug 7:30pm ** Special Event Times**
Sept event times, 7 p.m.
Events and times subject to change.
COME JOIN US!
Rick Bultez - Comedy Hypnotist
Daniel Martinez Band
Mary’s Melodies - Piano for all
USAF Heartland Night Wing
Plattsmouth Community Band
Sarpy Serenaders (Barbershop)
**Battle of Teen Bands
Shadow Ridge Band
Toasted Ponies Aug 10Plattsmouth Community Band
**Teen Fashion Show +
Blind Dog Fulton
**Plattsmouth Summer Festival
Taste Of Plattsmouth +
Cowboy Gathering +
Lloyd McCarter Honky-Tonk
Sounds from The Big Band Era
Joy Johnson + The Notables
Terry Little & Jonathan
Janice Freeburg Dancers
Ellis Island Irish-Many Instruments
Plattsmouth Community Band
Sweet Adelines (Lady Barbershop)
Sep 28 *
Sep 29 *
Live Performance in conjunction with Cruisin’ Main Car Show & Shine
** Farmers Market & Crafts **
Wednesday 3pm - 6pm
Saturday - 9am-noon
Sponsors include Cass County Tourism, Mom’s Restaurant &Cafe, Cass County Bank, John’s Appliance Sales & Service,Plattsmouth State Bank, Jeff Henry Chevrolet,Hobscheidt/Henry PRO Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, &SAC Credit Union
SUMMERTIME MEANS COUNTY FAIRS!
Mark your calendar with this year's Cass County Fair dates, August 7 - 11, 2012.
The Fairgrounds are north of Weeping Water, on Highway 1 at 144th Street.
Click on this link for more info www.cassfair.com.
WANTED: MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
Oxbow Animal Health, located in Murdock NE, is looking for a Maintenance Technician to maintain Production equipment, vehicles, buildings and grounds.5 to 7 years experience preferred.
Apply in person at:
Oxbow Animal Health
29012 Mill Road
Murdock, NE 68407
Help Spark the American Red Cross
Blood Supply this Summer
While the Independence Day holiday will surely ignite many spectacular fireworks extravaganzas, the American Red Cross is counting on donors to spark the nation’s blood supply. The Red Cross reminds eligible donors that the need for blood is constant, especially during holiday timeframes – like Independence Day – when eligible donors have even less time in their busy schedules to give.
While all blood types are needed during the summer months, O negative, B negative and A negative blood types are currently in high demand because they potentially can be transfused to patients with Rh positive or Rh negative blood types. Type O negative, the universal blood type, can potentially be transfused to patients with any blood type.
The American Red Cross encourages all eligible donors to donate blood regularly this summer to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need.
The American Red Cross’ Live Life. Give Life. summer-long campaign is helping to raise awareness aboutthe constant need for blood and encourage regular donations. Presenting donors between May 21 and September 5, 2012 will be entered automatically into the Live Life. Give Life. promotion for a chance to win prize packages from GiftCertificates.com. And, from June 29 to July 8, presenting donors will be entered to win additional prize certificates to thank them for giving blood around the Independence Day holiday. Visit redcrossblood.org/GiveWin to learn more.
INDEPENDENCE DAY PROMOTION
As a special 'thank you' around the Independence Day holiday, presenting donors between June 29 and July 8, 2012, can register to win a prize certificate redeemable at GiftCertificates.com. Visit redcrossblood.org/GiveWin for details.
How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visitredcross.org or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.
7/13/2012, 2:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Methodist Church, 2nd St & Kansas St, Murdock
7/16/2012, 11:30 am- 5:30 pm, Plattsmouth Methodist Church, 702 Main St, Plattsmouth
7/22/2012, 12:00 pm- 5:15 pm, First Baptist Church, 16220 Highway 75, Plattsmouth
7/9/2012, 11:00 am- 5:00 pm, Eagle's Club, 600 1st Corso, Nebraska City
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 awww.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.
2012 EVENTS at ART CHICKS
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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Community Sustaining Sponsors 2012