Murray Newsletter - August 15, 2018
Be sure to add a few extra minutes to your travel plans, if you need to go through Murray on Highway 1 in the near future. Work will begin on the roads from Murray west to 84th Street. The road work will most likely will continue through the fall. There will be a pilot car, so you should expect to wait a few minutes to continue on your journey. For everyone's safety remember to go slowly through the work zone. Above all, be patient and be kind.
TOWN HALL NOTES
Changes start at home. If Murray is your home and you're a concerned citizen or just want to see what your local town board is doing - get involved. Mark your calendar and go to the Village Board meetings in Murray on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7 pm, at Town Hall. It costs you nothing, except usually less than an hour or so of your time, to sit and listen one evening, a month. You don't have to attend every meeting, but just go, if even occasionally.
For building permits, documents or items of any kind that require approval by the village board, if you have a great idea for the town or want to bring attention to something concerning the village, call the village clerk, 402-235-2119, no later than the Thursday before the meeting. In some cases, you'll need to get your name added to the next meeting's agenda.
This year's filing deadline for village board candidates has now passed. The candidates for this fall's election for Murray Village Trustees are for 3 open seats. All positions come with a 4-year term. Get to know those running this term:
Jeff Anderson, Stan Flak, Mike Gillott, Alan Miller, Theresa Sallach and Jerome Speck.
Add these important dates to your calendar:
October 19 - deadline for mail-in and agency registration
October 26 - 6 pm deadline for in-person voter registration
November 6 - general election from 8 am - 8 pm.
It's your civic duty to VOTE!
District-wide Garage Sale
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Various “Gently-used” items:
Items will be marked to Sell!
FIRST DAY of SCHOOL
CONESTOGA DISTRICT 56, MURRAY-NEHAWKA, NE
TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2018
EARLY DISMISSAL on FIRST DAY
WASHING MACHINE for SALE in MURRAY, NE
10-year-old Whirlpool Estate Washing Machine
NEST 529 College Savings Plan Celebrates
Back-to-School Memories with Photo Contest
10 Scholarship Winners to Receive $2,000 Each to NEST 529 Account
First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg today announced the launch of the NEST 529 Back-to-School Photo Drawing, a new scholarship opportunity open to families across the United States.
Beginning today, NEST 529 invites families to capture and submit back-to-school photos of children 8 years old or younger by September 30, 2018, the date the contest closes. Ten randomly selected winners will be awarded $2,000 each in the form of a NEST 529 contribution. Entries will be accepted by mail and online at www.NEST529.com/scholarships.
Each photo should include only one child, who would be the beneficiary of the NEST 529 account if the photo is one of the ten winning photos.
“Back to school is an exciting time for parents and kids alike and a time when memories are made. Because families often capture these milestones through photographs, this scholarship opportunity encourages families to prioritize saving for the future as they celebrate the present moment together,” said Treasurer Stenberg, Trustee of NEST 529. “We are happy to share in the back-to-school memories families will cherish for years to come, while helping families plan for the costs of higher education.”
“At NEST 529, we are constantly brainstorming fun, unique, and accessible ways to help our account owners reach their savings goals, and the back-to-school drawing is one example of how we are working towards that mission,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha. “We look forward to providing families with a financial boost to start the school year and to help prepare ten children and their families for success in the classroom and beyond.”
Scholarship rules and details are available at www.NEST529.com/scholarships and treasurer.nebraska.gov/csp/scholarships.
About NEST 529
NEST 529 is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan and provides four plans to help make saving for college simple and affordable: NEST Direct College Savings Plan, the NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, the TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and the State Farm College Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as Program Trustee. First National Bank of Omaha serves as Program Manager, and all investments are approved by the Nebraska Investment Council. Families nationwide are saving for college using Nebraska’s 529 College Savings Plans, which have more than 260,000 accounts, including over 82,000 in Nebraska. Visit NEST529.com and treasurer.nebraska.gov for more information.
About First National Bank of Omaha
First National Bank is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska. First National and its affiliates have more than $21 billion in assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.
Investments Are Not FDIC Insured* · No Bank, State or Federal Guarantee · May Lose Value
*Except the Bank Savings Investment Option
NEWS FROM MURRAY TOWN HALL...
MURRAY TOWN HALL
Beginning September 3, 2018 the Murray Town Hall office will be open
Monday through Thursday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Click on the Village Office tab above to read the latest minutes from the Village Board of Trustees' meeting.
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SAVE THE DATE-
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18!
2nd ANNUAL FUN RUN FUNDRAISER
MURRAY FIRE DEPT
Donations for prizes are needed for the top run finishers in male, female and youth categories.
Ideas would be gift cards or monies to purchase awards or prizes.
Kids, ask your group, Scouts, 4-H, church youth group, or just a bunch of your friends to volunteer to cheer the runners on!
It is a 'hilly' run so runners appreciate the encouragement!
Food and beverages are needed to supply the hungry racers after the race.
Also, can we get any volunteers to set up and tear down the course with cones, tables and water, etc.?
Spread the word by posting to your social pages and sharing with friends and family!
If you want to be part of this event in any way, please contact Theresa McClatchey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-651-6068.
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.EVENTS IN NEIGHBORING TOWNS:
Harvest Ale Festival is Coming on
The Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild, Nebraska Hop Program and Midwest Hop Producers present the inaugural Nebraska Harvest Ale Festival
The Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild, Nebraska Extension Hop Program and Midwest Hop Producers are thrilled to announce a new and exciting event that promotes community and the hop growing and craft brewing industries. The Harvest Ale Festival will take place on Saturday, October 13th at Midwest Hop Producers in Plattsmouth, Nebraska and will celebrate local hops and local beer with food, beer tastings, fall activities and music.
While we might be drenched in sweat under the summer sun busily preparing for harvest this fall, we can look forward to fall days with a nip in the air, crisp beers with fresh hop aromas, and gatherings with friends as the sun goes down. This unique outdoor festival will feature tastings of fresh hopped and harvest styled brews highlighting local hop and craft brew production in Nebraska, local food trucks, scenic views of the largest hop yard in Nebraska, and an afternoon you won’t forget among friends.
This event will bring people from all over the Midwest together and a portion of the proceeds from the event will be going to support the efforts of the Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild and the Nebraska Hop Program’s research and extension hop yard. Both of these organizations are working hard to better the craft brewing industry in the state!
For more information visit: //www.eventbrite.com/e/first-annual-harvest-ale-festival-tickets-47868222141?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Participating breweries: 5168 Brewing Co., Backswing Brewing Co., Blue Blood Brewing Co., Brickway Brewing Co., Code Beer Co., Empyrean Brewing Co., Farnam House Brewing Co., First Street Brewing Co., Infusion Brewing Co., Keg Creek Brewing Co. (IA), Kinkaider Brewing Co., Kros Strain Brewing Co., Lazy Horse Brewing Co., Lost Way Brewing Co., Lucky Bucket Brewing Co., Nebraska Brewing Co., Pals Brewing Co., Prairie Pride Brewing Co., Scriptown Brewing Co., Soaring Wings Vineyard & Brewing, Thunderhead Brewing Co., Upstream Brewing Co., and Zipline Brewing Co.
About the Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild
The Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild is a professional organization that fosters a Nebraska-centric community that is informed, enthusiastic and actively creating unity among its members on market and public policy issues to create the most business-friendly climate for craft brewers.
About the Nebraska Hops Program
The Nebraska Hop Program seeks to provide timely, research-based educational information, tools and resources for hop growers, brewers and the backyard enthusiasts in the Midwest region.
Questions about the Harvest Ale Festival may be directed to Gabby Ayala, Executive Director of the Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild at 402-649-5486 or by email at email@example.com.
Bubble Soccer is coming back!
Mark your calendar now!
Get your teams together, it's a LOT of fun!
Elmwood Rescue's 4th Annual Bubble Soccer Fundraiser
Sunday, September 9, 2018
SEE BBQ INFO on FLYER BELOW!
MAY 1 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
MON - SAT 9 - 6
SUN 9 - 5
2018 Audition Dates Announced at the Lofte Theatre
Show Audition Dates Production Dates:
Guys On Ice - Sept. 10 & 11, Oct. 13-28
Nuncrackers - Oct. 22 & 23, Dec. 1-16
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT LENDING PROGRAM
The Great Plains Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association has a wonderful instrument lending program, so please share this information with folks that you know. Here is the information from Jim Wood:
"We are in full swing looking for kids ages 5 to 16 who want to learn to play a bluegrass/old time instrument!
The instruments we are lending include guitar, fiddles of different sizes, banjo, and mandolin, and have recently been gifted with a fine Dobro, thanks to Doug Van Horn.
These instruments may be borrowed for a year as long as the learner has a mentor from our music association.
The mentor will be selected by the student and parent.
This mentor will give the Instrument lending committee a report of progress every three months."
If you wish to get an application to this Lending program, please contact Jim Wood at 402-397-4673 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope's Closet Hours:
M - F, 10-4
ARE YOU 55+
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 MahonyEmployment and Training CoordinatorExperience Works, Inc.1111 "O" Street Ste 205--American Job CenterLincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402-441-1654Fax: email@example.comNebraska Toll-free Number: 1-877-314-7526.
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There are 3 ways you can submit your articles:
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