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Murray Newsletter - June 17, 2009


The Scenic Weeping Water Valley Association (SWVA) is a 501(c)6 non-profit corporation supported in part by the Cass County Visitors Promotion Committee and is currently looking for new area businesses and attractions to join the association.
The SWVA is dedicated to promoting tourism to the southern Cass County, Weeping Water Valley area, mutually benefitting the surrounding commercial, historical, and cultural destinations.  Its area spreads from Elmwood to Murray and from Highway 1 to Highway 34. Towns along
this valley are Union, Murray, Manley, Nehawka, Avoca, Eagle, Alvo, Wabash, Weeping Water, Elmwood, and Murdock.

This picturesque area, offers so many unique commercial, historical and cultural destinations, yet has been literally undiscovered by the surrounding metropolitan areas. The SWVA Association will serve to attract tourists and day-trippers from those areas and beyond.

Find much more information at



Get Your Motor Runnin'........

And head on over to Plattsmouth for

Motorcycles on Main
Friday, June 19th, 2009
This is a FREE show & shine event for ALL bikes with music, food, and fun!
A walking benefit poker run for all will take place with a portion of the proceeds going to CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates for abused and neglected children).

Sponsored by the Plattsmouth Main Street Association.

Check it out here,


Power Team!

Wed., June 17:  7p  Power Team kick off event @ Murray Christian Church
Thurs., June18:  7p Power Team @ Conestoga High School
Fri., June 19:  7p Power Team @ Conestoga High School
Sat., June 20:  7p Power Team @ Conestoga High School
Sun., June 21:  9:30a Power Team Sunday @ Murray Christian Church (& Father's Day)

The Power Team is sponsored by Murray Christian Church, Murray Presbyterian Church and Plattsmouth Bible Church.


Schoolhouse Fiddle Workshop...

...for Folks Who Have Never Fiddled!

For folks who have never played a fiddle or violin, and are  brave enough to try, come to the Schoolhouse Fiddle Workshop  for Folks Who Have Never Fiddled. Championship fiddler and  fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt, will share some hints  about beginning fiddling, shopping for a fiddle, reading music,  playing by ear, etc. Fiddles will be available for participants to  play, and source lists and advice for further study will be provided.

The Workshop takes place:
Saturday, June 27, 2009
1PM - 3 PM
Old Avoca Schoolhouse
Avoca, Nebraska

Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited.
For more information, call 402-275-3221, or send an e-mail to

2nd Annual Golf Outing

For the Conestoga Cougars Booster Club!

Saturday – July 25th, 2009

8:00 AM Shotgun Start

18 Hole - 4 Person Scramble

Lake Ridge Golf Course
Beaver Lake, NE
(402) 235-4653

Cost:  $50.00 per Person/$200 per Team

Price Includes: 18 holes w/cart, lunch and prizes

Please come out and support our local high school athletic programs.
The Cougars are continuing to build on a tradition of greatness and
we need your help. Please sign up a foursome today and/or show your
support by sponsoring a hole for $100.
Any donations are appreciated. All donors will be recognized.

NAME                                                                       AMOUNT
Player 1.____________________________             $__________________

Player 2.____________________________             $__________________

Player 3.____________________________             $__________________

Player 4.____________________________            $__________________

Hole Sponsor:  $__________________

Donation:  $__________________

TOTAL:  $__________________






Any questions please contact Patrick Hoshor, (402) 713-9332.


The Southeast Soccer Club will be accepting registrations at the

Murray Town Hall
TONIGHT, Wednesday, June 17th

If they want to play soccer, players are accepted from anywhere!

Fall season starts towards the end of August and ends at the end of October.

Registration deadline is July 1st.

Please bring a copy of player's birth certificate and a small school photo.

Birthday Cut-Off dates:

Players minimum age: 4 years old by August 1st
Players maximum age:  18 years old by August 1st

We do understand that not everyone can afford to participate in sports and we do offer "scholarships" to help out with the costs. Anyone in need of financial assisstance can contact me and I will put them in contact with the appropriate Club officials.

U5 & U6:   4 and 5 year olds playing  "Micro" soccer in  3 vs 3 - style, and taught   basic skills, but the main objective is that they have FUN!  Fee:  $20

U7 - U14 - Players must be 6yrs old by August 1st and can NOT be older than 13 by August 1st. These are our recreational players and they will play games in Bellevue, Plattsmouth, Murray, and possibly Papillion, Springfield, and Nebraska City,  (if enough kids sign up to have a team).  Fee: $45

ENSA -  (Eastern Nebraska Soccer Association) -  We are now starting to have some of our younger age groups play in this league, because it can be more challenging for the kids. It does require a bigger committment from the kids and parents because it's possible that games will be played in Elkhorn or Blair and possibly other outlying communities; and their games may be on weekday evenings.  ENSA Fee: $55 .

For more information, contact Fran Cutler by either email or phone, or 235-3170.

First Annual Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament

July 24, 2009

Registration begins at 11:30

Shot Gun Start at 1 pm 
Awards Dinner at 6:30 pm

Willow Lakes Golf Course
12301 S 25th St., Bellevue, NE

Tee off for a great cause!
The first annual Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament will take place July 24th and you are invited!
Bring your own foursome, or partner up with fellow golfers at the course. Either way you are sure to have a great afternoon while you raise money for the Veterans Memorial planned for the campus of the Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home in Bellevue.
The Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at Willow Lakes Golf Course, 12301 S 25th St., about a mile south of Highway 370 in Bellevue. Check-in begins at 11:30 am with a shot gun start at 1 pm. An Awards Dinner will follow at 6:30 pm at the American Legion Post 331, 4830 S 21st Street, in South Omaha.
Registration is $75 per golfer or $300 for a foursome. Registration includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, the chance to win great prizes and an invitation to the Awards Dinner.
Holes can be sponsored for $50 each. Sponsors are also invited to donate merchandise as flag prizes.
To register for the golf tournament or for more information, contact Jim Linkletter at or call 712-310-3713; or Aimee Middleton at or call 402-672-5050.
For more information on the Veterans Memorial Garden please visit our website at


The 'Springfield Slam' baseball tournament was just one of the many attractions during 'Springfield Days' last weekend.  Amidst all the excitement in town, Springfield's three baseball fields were also kept busy with games going on throughout the two days.

The Nehawka Angels' first game, originally scheduled for 9:00 on Saturday morning,  was moved back, once again, thanks to rain the night before.  Games were also cut from a one-hour, fifty-minute time limit to an hour and twenty minutes, due to no field lights.

Facing off against the 'Springfield 12's', the Angels took the visitor's spot on the scoreboard, showing an 8-2 win over the home team.  With only a few minutes to catch their breath, the team was back on the field for game two and their second win of the day.

Sunday found the team's first game moved back four hours for the first pitch, but the Nehawka guys caught yet another win, pushing them into the championship face-off later in the day.

Parents, grandparents and friends pooled together, brought in pizza and watermelon, then everyone relaxed in the cool, shady breeze, watching two other teams vie for their spot in the championship game.

Around 6pm, the Angels and Springfield 12's took the field, battling for the Championship trophy.  Powerful bats and smooth fielding helped the Angels fly home with the first-place title, once again.

Future MVP,  Ty Fox, tries out the catcher's gear, but
he might have to grow an inch or two first to get it to fit right.


The 'fan'tastic banner shown in the picture below with the Angels was donated to the team by  Brook Fox's grandparents, Janice and Howard Gansemer, of Nehawka.
The team thanks them for their support!!


Pictured above, starting from left:
Neil Bock, Christopher Cornish, Jake Gasparovich, Patrick Carlton behind Matt Morton, Daniel Callahan, Connor Parette, Lucas Minor, Michael Hanssen, Brook Fox and Jake Faris.  The boys were coached by Jeff Faris and Dave Cornish, not pictured.


The Fair will be here, before you know it!  On their website, you can get all the details,  rules, schedules, etc.  More updates are being added as Fair time approaches, so be sure to check it out often at


“Bright Dreams,Hard Times”

America in the Thirties

June 24-28

Plattsmouth, NE

Youth Chautauqua Day Camp and performances; 1930’s
Live Radio Show; Dust Bowl Photography Exhibit; and much more!

Something for Everyone!

• Adult/Children Workshops
• Food/Music
• Historic Homes Tour
• Church Service
• Antique Machinery
• Quilt Show
• Will Rogers
• Franklin Delano Roosevelt
• Zora Neale Hurston
• Huey Long
• Aimee Semple McPherson

Tent shows nightly at Rhylander Park • 402-298-8209

See schedule of events in the June 10, 2009 Newsletter.

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