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Murray Newsletter - May 26, 2010


was first observed in 1868, honoring the fallen soldiers of the Civil War,
both Confederate and Union.  The holiday then changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war. It is now celebrated in nearly every state on the last Monday in May.

This Memorial Day, remember to honor all of our fallen military men and women.



Conestoga schools dismissed for the summer last Thursday, May 20th. 
Kids are out playing, riding their bikes and skateboards, and walking
to the parks, so be careful as you're driving around town.
the speed limit is 25 miles per hour,
not only on main street, but also in
residential areas




"Happy Paws" Plattsmouth Animal Advocacy Group is participating in
the Buccaneer Bay Garage Sales on Saturday, June 5, 2010.
Sales start
at 8 AM to 4 PM.
Volunteers will be in an open lot on the
main road (Buccaneer Blvd.) coming into Buccaneer Bay.
If the wind cooperates we will have our
Happy Paws
banner displayed at our site. Please stop by and see what
treasures we have to offer
(all to benefit the shelter animals, of course).
Speaking of treasures ......... are you familiar with the old saying,
"One man's trash is another man's treasure"?
We are looking for generous people to donate some
treasures to our cause. If any of you would like to "find new homes" for some
of your items we would love to take it off your hands!
All we ask is that you make arrangements
to get it to us at least the day before and that you mark them
with appropriate prices.
The coordinators for this fundraiser are Fred & Judy Schlingman.
Their phone number is 402-298-8042.
Please contact them with any questions and any donations
for the sale or the shelter.
(Be sure to wish Judy a Happy Birthday, too!)
We really appreciate all of your continued support (and so does Shadow)!





Wee Wee: (WW)
Coach-Pitch  #1: (CP1)
Coach-Pitch  #2: (CP2)

"HOME" is Young Park in Murray

May 29
CP#1, @ Syracuse #3, 9am
WW, @ Waverly #2, 10am
CP#2, Home vs Syracuse #1, 9am


June 5
CP#1, Home vs Elmwood/Murdock North, 9am
WW @ Waverly #1, 10am
CP#2 @ Louisville #2, 9am

June 7
CP#1, Home vs Nehawka, 6pm
WW, Home vs Syracuse #3, 8pm
CP#2, Home vs Elmwood/Murdock North, 7pm

June 12
CP#1 @ Syracuse #2, 9am
WW, Home vs Syracuse #2, 11am
CP#2, Home vs Syracuse #1, 9am

June 14
WW @ Syracuse #1, 7pm

June 19
WW @ Louisville #2, 10am

June 14 - 19 Coach-Pitch tournaments in Murray.  Times to be announced.
June 20-26 Wee Wee tournaments in Louisville.  Times to be announced.






The Southeast Soccer Club will be accepting registrations at:

Murray Christian Church (304 W. Young St)
Thursday, May 27th, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 10th, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 24th, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Players are accepted from anywhere, as long as they want to play soccer!

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

Registration deadline 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

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 - 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

Registration forms are available on our website at if you would like to mail it to us at the
address on the form.

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






All games at 6pm, unless noted otherwise.

Wednesday, May 26, @ Eagle #2

Thursday, May 27, HOME vs E/M South
Tuesday, June 1, HOME vs Louisville #2
Monday, June 7, HOME vs Eagle #1

Tuesday, June 8, @ Plattsmouth #2

Wednesday, June 16, @ Waverly #1

Thursday, June 17, HOME vs Waverly #3

Saturday, June 19, 4th & 5th Grade Players ONLY vs Falcon 11's,
5:30, Council Bluffs

Monday, June 21, HOME vs Louisville #1

Tuesday, June 22, @ Waverly #4

Saturday, June 26, HOME vs Nehawka (RED), 6pm
Thursday, July 1, @ Waverly #2

July 5-11, League Tournament, Syracuse, Times to be Determined




Children's Theater Auditions at Lofte in Manley

Manley, NE [May 20, 2010]- Auditions for the Missoula Children's Theatre
production of "King Arthur's Quest"  will be held on Monday, June 14, 2010
from 10am to 12pm at the Lofte Community Theatre near Manley.  There are
roles for students entering 1st grade through 7th grade.  There is no cost to
participate in this production.  Those wishing to audition must arrive by 10am
and be prepared to stay for the whole two-hour session.  The first rehearsal
begins 15-30 minutes after auditions.  There is no guarantee that everyone
who auditions will be cast in the play.  This is a group audition.  No advance
preparation is necessary, but a smile always helps!

The first rehearsal will begin at approximately 12:30pm on Monday, right after
auditions.  Subsequent rehearsals will take place at the Lofte each day that
week (through June 19) from 10am to 2:30pm.  Although not all actors will be
needed at each session, they should make sure they have a clear schedule
for the entire week.  It is important that each child attends ALL rehearsals
required for their role.   A detailed schedule for each child/role will be distributed
after auditions.

The Missoula Children's Theatre is a non-profit organization based in Missoula,
Montana. This year they will work with more than 65,000 children across the globe. 
Missoula's residency week at the Lofte Community Theatre is made possible by
Home State Bank of Louisville.

The Lofte will hold two public performances on Saturday, June 19th, 2010.  The first
is at 3pm, the second at 6pm.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

More information about "King Arthur's Quest" can be found on the Lofte's website,

The Lofte Community Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization
supported in part by The Cooper Foundation, The Midlands Community Foundation,
and the Cass County Visitors Promotion Committee.  The Lofte Community Theatre
is dedicated to providing opportunities for area residents of all ages to participate
in the creation process and companionship of live theatre in rural Nebraska and to
enjoy the social, artistic, and educational benefits of this art form.





Tuesday, June 1    6:30 @ Nehawka vs. EM South

Saturday,June 5    9:00am @ Louisville school field

Tuesday June 8     6:30 @ Tyson Park, Murray

Thursday, June 10  6:30 @ Nehawka vs. Weeping Water (Picture night)

Tuesday, June 15   6:30 @ Nehawka vs EM North

Thursday, June 17  6:30 @ Elmwood elementary school

Tuesday,June 22    6:30 @ Nehawka vs. Murray




2nd Annual Art In The Yard

520 AVE F

(6 blocks north of 6th and Main)

SUNDAY, MAY 30,2010

10 - 4PM

You are invited to join us!

30+ artists with creations from pastels, acrylics, water color,
photography, pottery, clay and bronze sculpture, a variety of
handmade jewelry, mobiles, handcrafted wood, engraved prints,
reclaimed wood amenities, handcrafted soaps and lots more items.

Enjoy great art, wonderful food and fun!

See You There!


All proceeds for development and maintenance of the Manley Community Center


TERMS:  Cash or check with valid ID Day of Sale!

No property removed until settled for and all property at bidder's risk.
Announcements made the day of sale take precedence over printed material.
Not responsible for accidents.







Mark your calendars so you can plan to go and support the following


teams at these fun events:

Friday, June 4 & Saturday, June 5, 2010 -
Thundering Herd is sponsoring a garage sale (8 AM to 4 PM - both days) in
Bellevue at 13412 S. 31st Circle.

Friday, June 4 (8 AM to 5 PM) & Saturday, June 5, 2010 (8 AM to 1 PM) -
Kris' Krew is sponsoring a garage sale at 10186 Sydney Lane in
Lakeview Estates (North of Beaver Lake). They will have a $3 Bag Sale from
1 PM to 2 PM on Saturday, June 5th.

Saturday, June 5, 2010 -
LD's Warriors is sponsoring "Rock-N-Race For A Cure" at Rolling Thunder Drag Strip.
Gates open at 1 PM and admission is $10 per person.

Friday, June 11, Saturday, June 12 & Sunday, June 13, 2010 -
Thundering Herd is sponsoring a craft booth at Springfield Days.
Hours: Friday - 5 PM to 10 PM - Saturday & Sunday - 8 AM to 4 PM.

Saturday, June 19, 2010 -
Carol's Crusaders is sponsoring their annual Blackjack Run. Sign up is from
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Plattsmouth Keno and the cost is $10 per hand.
Motorcycles and classic cars welcome!

Info about fundraisers - the dates and particulars - can always be found at,  where they will be listed in the left-hand
column at the fundraiser tab.

Thank you for your continued support!


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