|Murray Newsletter - July 18, 2012|
I am better off with vegetables at the bottom of my garden than with all the fairies of the Midsummer Night's Dream.
~ Dorothy L. Sayers ~
On Monday, July 9th, Conestoga High School had the honor of hosting The Boston Crusaders DCI Corps for their practice field location. DCI (Drum Corps International) is intense marching bands made up 16-21 year olds, performing brass, percussion and flags. There are 150-180 members in each corps.
The Boston Crusaders arrived at CHS about 7am, after a long 14-hour bus ride from Denver. Due to some vehicle problems enroute, the members were allowed to sleep for only a couple of hours. They took over the commons and stage and slept in classrooms. After a quick nap, they had breakfast, meeting, stretching and then broke up into sectionals. They worked in sectionals until 12:30 then came together as a complete unit, practicing until 2:45. The corps then had their ESL time (Eat, Shower, Load), then left at 4:45 to go to Millard South for competition.
The Crusaders' hectic schedule started out in California, up to the Northwest, down through Wyoming and Colorado, Nebraska, then Iowa. They will proceed to the south into Texas, across the southern states, up the East Coast, then to Indianapolis for finals on August 9-11.
Members and staff were very happy to be in Nebraska. They loved the environment and surroundings. They couldn't believe all the corn that was around them. Our own Conestoga Music Director, Dwight Rose, set a goal to make them feel welcome and they told him that they wished they could stay longer. Goal accomplished!
Multiple cities throughout the nation sponsor the corps who travels during the summer performing at competitions. The first time the Boston Crusaders have performed in Nebraska was last Monday evening at Millard South High.
(Thanks to CHS Music Director Dwight Rose submitting photos
taken at the Crusaders' practice.)
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"Almost, Maine" Auditions at Lofte
The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces that it will be holding open auditions on Sunday, July 22 and Monday, July 23 at 7pm.
The theater is looking for 10 men and 9 women ages 22-50 for their upcoming production of, "Almost, Maine." No experience is necessary. The Lofte welcomes all levels of theatrical skill.
"Almost," is a combination of stories that take town in a remote, mythical town in Maine. It's a cold, clear moonless night and as the northern lights hover above, the town's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and sometimes hilarious ways.
Actors will audition using cold readings from the script. The production's director will be Kevin Colbert. Those auditioning should bring a list of possible schedule conflicts. Rehearsals will begin around the first of August. Production dates are September 1, 2, 7-9 and 13-16.
Those with questions about the production can call the theater at 402.234.2553 or visit the Lofte's website, www.Lofte.com.
Last Hot Sunday In July
Sunday, July 29th
Stop and checkout the vendors...
Miche, Traveling Treasures, CAbi, Donna Jo Jewlery, Jamberry Nails, Design by Me-Megan, Danni Lee Baby Boutique, Ashley's Gift Box, Scentsy, Thirty One Gifts and more.
Lots going on in Louisville on Main Street! Come check out the festivities...Auto/Truck Show N Shine, entertainment on Main, and so much more for the family!
Questions or more info:
DANNILEE BABY BASEMENT BOUTIQUE
Come shop in person
811 3rd Street Cir-Louisville
Can’t make it?
That’s ok! We have these 3-4 times a month!
Check us out on facebook!
(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!
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
As of Monday, 7-16-2012, this position was still available!
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.
7/22/2012, 12:00 pm- 5:15 pm, First Baptist Church, 16220 Highway 75, Plattsmouth
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 copyrights can cause a project to be rejected by the Judges.
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