"I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.
'We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,'
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December."
'Jack Frost' Drawing and Poem by
Oh, no!! The economy has caused cutbacks in Santa's workshop, so the elves are running a little behind schedule. They're, once again, asking the U.S. Marine Corps and you for some help this year to catch up.
In the 62 years of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, Marines have distributed more than 400 million toys to more than 188 million needy children. This charitable endeavor has made U. S. Marines the unchallenged leader in looking after less fortunate children at Christmas.
Please bring new, unwrapped toys that do NOT require batteries and drop them in the TOYS for TOTS box at Murray Building and Supply. The Marines will stop by to pick them up on December 12 and make sure that Santa gets them in time to load up his sleigh for his long journey.
Thanks for helping to make a child happy on Christmas morning!
The elves thank you, too!
Read more about Toys for Tots here: http://www.toysfortots.org/default.asp
BOX TOPS UPDATE
On October 31, 2009, $35 worth of (General Mills) Box Tops was sent in on behalf of the CHS Band and Choir. Since then, an additional $85 worth of box tops has been collected, for a total of $120 earned in less than two months!
PLEASE keep clipping those Box Tops and send them to the school. We have collection jars in both the band room and the office. You may also contact the CHS Box Top Coordinator, Carol Heylmun, at email@example.com or 235-3179. She would be happy to arrange for someone to pick them up from you.
The next submission date is February 28, 2010.
Thank you for your support!
YOU DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!
DMA still GOING STRONG
Back in the mid-1970's a few local people decided to get together one afternoon for lunch. They met here in Murray, at the Shed, which is now called The English Rose. It was pretty nice, getting together to talk and have a meal, so they invited a few more friends. Before they knew it, there were over forty nice village dwellers and farmers getting together once a month, at the same time and place. Sometimes there were fewer folks, sometimes more - it didn't matter - they just met, ate lunch and conversed. They decided to call themselves DMA, (Don't Mention Age).
Thinking it would be interesting to have a guest speaker come in occasionally to tell about travels to far -off places or about a favorite hobby or such, they decided they would each donate 25 cents to a general 'kitty' fund each month. If there was a guest speaker, that guest's meal would be paid for out of the fund.
Come join them on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the English Rose. You never know who you'll meet there!
REMEMBER the other 'FRIENDLY BEASTS' this CHRISTMAS
The Plattsmouth Animal Shelter is always in need of the following items and would sincerely appreciate any and all donations.
Items most needed are:
SOMETHING'S GOTTA GO!!!
Cleaning for the Holidays?
No room for all the new Christmas Gifts?
Don't put good stuff in the dumpster....
Call 402-234-5232, Manley Village Clerk
Nothing too large or too small.
We'll even pick it up.
Your support is appreciated!
CONESTOGA COUGAR BASKETBALL
The Conestoga girls and boys basketball teams are fired-up for the season. Last Thursday night the girls struggled to get ahead of Louisville, although the boys pulled through with a victory. A couple of shots below show the teams in action:
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