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Murray Newsletter - June 30, 2010

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Have a safe and fun 4th of July weekend!


 

On sunny summer weekends...
it's fun to go to a baseball game to pass the time...
but you don't want to carry a
'chip on your shoulder'!
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Little Jake was trying to enjoy a game last weekend
in Nehawka while munching on a snack of nachos
when the wind blew a tortilla chip right up onto his shoulder.
With a cheesy orange beard and a relaxing lawn chair,
this guy had it 'made in the shade'!

 


 

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CELEBRATE OUR INDEPENDENCE in MURRAY!!

Keeping your family and friends all busy in Murray this 4th of July will be easy!
You can find a complete schedule of events below.

Oh, and don't worry about trying to feed everyone, because there will be
plenty of food stands around town.   You can find Pig Out BBQ and
Schwan's Ice Cream treats from noon to 9 pm at Young Park.
Both churches in town will be serving up the goodies, too.  Starting at 11 am
till 4:00, the Murray Christian Church will have homemade ice cream and
pie.  At 11:30 am and running till 5pm, Murray Presbyterian Church will help
to keep your tummy satisfied, too.  Be sure to stop by and patronize any or all
of these places.
There will also be a raffle with tickets costing $1.00 each.  Look for the folks
wearing white t-shirts that have 'Cass County 4th of July Association' on
them to buy your tickets from.  Most of these hard-working people have shared
in planning this event and will be at Young Park all day.  Be sure to thank them
for their planning of this fun day when you purchase your tickets.
The raffle ticket drawing will take place before the fireworks display.

 

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CASS COUNTY 4th of JULY CELEBRATION!

SUNDAY, JULY 4th, 2010

YOUNG MEMORIAL PARK

MURRAY, NEBRASKA


(Fireworks rain date:  Monday, July 5th, 2010)

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OOZEBALL (Mud Volleyball) CONTEST

NOON,  (11 am Registration)
Shoes required!
6-8 Person-teams
$5.00 / Person
Age groups: 8th grade and under / High School / Adult
Parent / Guardian signatures required for those under 18 years old
Single Elimination
Awards: 1st place

(Sponsored by Wiles Brothers)

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ANTIQUE & GARDEN TRACTOR PULL

NOON (10 am Registration)
$10.00 Hook Fee
Contact Keith Felthouse for more info, 235-2850

(Sponsored by Woodworkers Unlimited, Barry Jose Optometry,
Henry Motors, Murray Building and Supply)

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LITTLE MR. & MISS 4th of JULY

NOON  (11:30 am Registration)
$5.00 per Entry
Ages 5-7 only

(Trophys furnished by Murray State Bank)

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BINGO!

Noon - 3pm
Murray Town Hall

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BABY CONTEST

1pm
$2.00 Per Entry

(Trophys furnished by Murray State Bank)

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HORSESHOE CONTEST

2 pm (1:30 pm Registration)
$10.00 for Co-Ed Team
$5.00 per Person
Failure to play at designated time = forfeiture of game
Pay back

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KIDDIE CAMP by CONESTOGA DANCE TEAM

3 - 5 pm
Ages K - 6th Grade
Murray Elementary School

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Night time festivities will start with the

PARADE at 7 pm, although parade participants need to line-up at 6:30 pm
at Conestoga Elementary School.

Then, starting at 9 pm will be the

MISS MURRAY CORONATION,

and (following times are approximate)

9:15 :  GRAND MARSHAL,
9:30:  ***RAFFLE DRAWING***(see below),
9:45:  CONESTOGA DANCE TEAM
9:55:  NATIONAL ANTHEM, by Linda Grunewald
10 pm:  FIREWORKS!!!

(Provided exclusively through donations to the 
4th of July Association)

*** LOCAL VENDORS and the RAFFLE PRIZES they so GENEROUSLY
donated are:  ***

TOP PRIZE:   From Cut Rite Services     $500.00 Savings Bond

Murray State Bank                                  $100.00 in 'Murray Money' *

Marco Meats                                           1 - $50.00 Meat Bundle
Murray Bldg & Supply                             1 - $50.00 Gift Certificate
Main Street Jewelers                              1 - $30.00 Gift Certificate
Beaver Lake Amoco                               $30.00 worth of Free Gas
Angel Nailz                                            1 - Manicure / Pedicure ($37.00 value)
Rayz Tanning Salon                                 2 - One-Month Tanning Certificates
Murray Repair                                           2 Free Oil Changes

*Murray Money may be used at the following retailers:
Beaver Lake Amoco, 75 Mart, Lake Ridge Golf Course, George's Electronics,
Murray Repair, Murray Building & Supply, Firehouse Grill, CJ's
Beauty Salon, Django's Pub, Marco's Meats.

The Cass County 4th of July Association is NOT responsible for any accident or injury.

For more information, please call

Jerry Blasig, 235-2203
OR
Keith Felthousen, 235-2850.


BOY SCOUT TROOP 471 'HAMS IT UP'

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AMATEUR RADIO HOBBYISTS

Amateur Radio Field Day was held June 26-27 at Young Memorial Park
in Murray.  Young Park was the chosen spot this year due to its' location and
a great place to hang the antennas, cables and wires needed for transmission of radio signals, as you can tell by these photos.

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Each year 'ham clubs' from coast to coast make plans for the
fourth full weekend of June for their annual Field Day, the most popular
Amateur Radio activity of the year.  This year about 30,000 enthusiasts wereexpected to participate.

Competition for the most contacts begins with each contact usually equaling one point.  However, if a contact is made via Morse code, bonus points are earned.

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Boy Scout Troop 471 from the Murray and Beaver Lake area learned a
lot about these special radio communications from the
Plattsmouth Amateur RadioClub, (PARC).  These special instruments are mainly used in times of crises, such as during Hurricane Katrina, when many other forms of communication can be 'lost'.

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As the boys crawled in their tents on Saturday night and prepared
for sleep, they could hear the buzzing of the generators near the water tower and the club members talking with their 'contacts' from all across the country.

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Hopefully enough interest was peaked with some of the boys and they willhave discovered a new hobby to last a lifetime.

For more information check out www.PlattsmouthAmateurRadioClub.org
Website is courtesy of the Nebraska Community Websites and the sponsor
of the
www.MurrayNebraska.com website.

http://www.arrl.org/
http://www.arrl.org/field-day


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The Otoe County Genealogical Society will host a genealogy workshop the Morton-James Public Library at 923 First Corso in Nebraska City
from 7-9 pm on July 8th, 2010.

Library staff will demonstrate how to use the library's standard microfilm reader
and the new ST200X digital microfilm reader as well.  Guests will also be given
instruction on what genealogical resources the library has available in its Reference Room, along with instruction on utilizing the library's media center to help research their family's history online.

Point of Contact: Curtis Wolbert, President/Otoe County Genealogical Society
http://ocgs.homestead.com
402-440-6860


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2010 RELAY for LIFE was a HUGE SUCCESS!


Cass County Relay for Life donations as of today 6/28/2010 total $64,007.00! There were 30 teams and at 311 registered participants, up exactly 100 from lastyear's 211. No way of knowing total attendance with walk-ins (family members, friends and folks just stopping by) but we all felt that there was a visible increase in the Relay population. Sharlyn also said we had the glow sticks for 1,000 luminarias and she was afraid we'd run out before they were all done - I guess we didn't but it was real close. Many of the luminarias were sold by Bronson's Brigade in memory of Jim Bronson from Plattsmouth State Bank.

The weather as you know was very sunny, hot and humid, but there was a nice
breeze which made it somewhat bearable. The committee was there at noon
to start organizing and setting up. The teams were invited to come starting at
3 PM at which time they could set up their camp sites. Survivors and care givers (already registered and those registering that day) were invited for a dinner
starting at 5:30 PM. Other folks who came early could partake of a lot of different kinds of food that was being sold by quite a few of the teams.  The white bird release was provided by White Flight -
www.whiteflight.com.

The Relay began at 7 PM with the opening speeches from Sharlyn Deterding and Denise Ayers (co-chairs), 2010 ACS Hero of Hope, Geri Fromm and Senator Dave Pankonin, shown below:

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Activities continued as scheduled and it was a beautiful night with lots of stars
and a full moon. By midnight the wind had picked up and the clouds were blowing in and lightning could be seen in the distance. Committee and Team Captains met at center field at 12:30 AM and at that time we found out that potentially severe weather was moving toward Plattsmouth and it was decided that the Relay would be called.

Everyone packed up their campsites and cleaned up their trash and left
everything in good order and some of the committee went back at 8 AM
on Sunday to finish clean up. We'd really like to thank those people who went
around the track and picked up all of the luminarias that night before leaving -
it was a huge help!



The survivor lap, the caregiver lap (new this year) are shown here:

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Please tell everyone that it's not too late to donate if they would still like to.
The Cass County web site
www.relayforlife.org/casscone will be up and accessible until the end of August and donations can be made to individuals, teams or to the Relay in general.

As always - any questions call 402-393-5801

and

THANK YOU for YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!


Special Olympics 2010 USA National Games -- July 18-23

Lincoln, NE

More than 3,000 athletes will be competing in 14 competitive events.
Preceded by the world's largest civilian airlift.

Admission is Free

For More Information: Phone: (402) 467-0031
Website:
http://www.2010specialolympics.org





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Discover 4-H - Discover You


4-H volunteers have been busy helping youth Discover 4-H - Discover You
with Cass County 4-H events and workshops. Without volunteers to present
and help with 4-H events, activities, workshops and clubs, the 4-H program
could not exist.  Volunteers bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to
the program and have a huge impact on youth.  Diane Mayfield, Cass County
Extension Associate, works with volunteers to plan and implement the
workshops each year.  If interested in sharing your time and talents to
enhance our youth, contact the Cass County Extension office at 267-2205
or
dmayfield1@unl.edu.

4-H youth experienced Going Green at the annual Denim Daze workshop,
April 5, by making a pillow in a modified pineapple pattern with denim and flannel.

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"Ackman Denim Daze"  -  Cheyenne Ackman, 4-H Junior Leader, helps Jayda Moxey during Denim Daze

The Land of Enchantment, Castles, Bagpipes, Thistles, Kilts, Red Dragons,
The Loch Ness Monster, Double Decker Buses,  and much more was
encountered as Cass County 4-H visited the United Kingdom as part of the
annual Passport To Adventure Family Fun Nite, June 8, on the Cass County
fairgrounds.  Katie Liebman, a Doane College student who spent a semester studying in London, England, kicked off the event with a travelogue about England.  The Lincoln Irish Dancers and Midlands Highlands Dancers entertained and had the audience try their luck with Ceildh and other dances.  Michael Hollanddemonstrated the art of making Scottish eggs and offered Scottish Broth (Irish Stew) for sampling.  Native crafts, games and a buffet of Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding, Colcannon, Leek and Egg Pie, Shepherd's Pie, Fish and Chips with Malt Vinegar, Welsh Rarebit, Kippers, Tea Sandwiches, Crumpets, Pound Cake with Fool, Trifle, Lemon Curd Tarts, Wassail, and
Tea rounded out the evening in addition to Scones that were served with
Devonshire Cream and Marmalade, Ginger Cookies, Soda Bread, Apple
Tartlets and Shortbread that were baked by twenty-five 4-H youth, 4-H Junior
Leaders, and adults during three separate workshops.  Diane Mayfield, Extension Associate, and Renee Thakur, 4-H volunteer, co-planned the event.

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Michaela Horn and Michaela Lawrence are part of the baking crew for Passport to Adventure

Youth joined Karey Koehn, 4-H leader and volunteer, for an afternoon of
art adventure during the Underwater Watercolor workshop, June 10.

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"Bright at Painting Class" -  Delaney Bright adds the secret ingredient, (salt), to her water color painting

A 4-H Science Wow! Camp was held, June 14, with four rotating sessions
presented by UNL extension personnel:  Robotics, Carol McNulty; Digital
Photography, Dennis Kahl; Power of the Wind, Katie Larson; and Sun Dial,
Deb Weitzenkamp.

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Slater Mozena tries his hand at putting pieces and parts together to finish his robot

Upcoming workshops include: Clover Kid Camp, June 30; Bug Safari at
Louisville Lakes, July 6; Care & Share Community Service Workshop Day,
July 8; Discover 4-H Day Camp at Platte River State Park, July 12; and a
two-day Website Design workshop, July 14 and 21.

4-Hers learn to connect projects to potential careers while developing life
skills at the different activities and workshops and have the opportunity to
enter finished items in the Cass County Fair which runs from August 11-14
this year.

Thanks to Diane Mayfield, at the Cass County Extension
Office, for photos and story.



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It'll be here before you know it!

Visit the Cass County Fair website, and view all the preparations
for the 2010 Cass County Fair!

Click Here:

http://www.cassfair.com/index.php?option=com_content&
view=article&id=28&catid=14


 

Last Wednesday, June 23rd,  a drive around Nehawka told a tale of areas that had been flooded only two days earlier due to all the heavy rains we
received the previous Sunday evening and early on Monday.

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On Washington Street, just west of the t-ball field, the water had already receded back into its' banks, but left some standing along the road, (below),  and left broken tree branches, sticks and mud all along the bridge, (above).

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On Elm Street, just west of the flagpole at the intersection and south of Co-Op, water was still standing along the roadway.

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Over at Beaver Lake, the spillway at the east end of the lake was doing its' job as water swiftly cascaded down the concrete wall.

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The CASS COUNTY GOING GREEN Recycle Trailer will be located in the
southwest corner of the Murray Rural Fire Dept.'s parking lot the following dates:

July 3 - 9
July 24 - 30
August 14 - 20
September 4 - 10
September 25 - October 1
October 15 - 22
November 6 - 12
November 27 - December 3
December 18 - 24

(The Waste Management recycle bins located behind Town Hall are for
Murray residents only, although Murray residents may also use the
Cass County Recycle Trailer.)


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