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Murray Newsletter - August 11, 2010




An American tradition - the FAIR!

There's no better way to top off the summer than by attending the county fair,  just as one season is winding down and another is about to begin.

To help get you in the mood for the Fair, here are a few shots from last year's Cass County Fair.........


4-H Hall is ready for your visit.....


The cattle look content amidst all the excitement.


Lots of entries for the garden produce, above, and for the open class casserole contest, below.


Some purple ribbon winners below for produce and


of course, floral arrangements.



This is only a small sample of what you'll see at the fair.

There will also be exotic animal shows, a midway with rides for all ages, the Miss Cass County contest, and so much more!

The weather is supposed to start cooling down on Friday and Saturday, so hope to see you there!





This Sunday, August 15, 2010,  Murray Presbyterian Church will
observe its' 150th anniversary.

Pastor Jeffrey McDonald will deliver a special worship service at 10 a.m. in observance of this historic day.






We love you guys!


"Signs, signs, everywhere a sign......."

so goes the song from a couple of decades back.

But there is one sign that Murray is missing.  If you happen to venture just about
anywhere, you'll notice almost every town has some kind of a "welcome" sign to greet you and let you know where you are on the map. Much research shows that there has never been such a sign for this great little village that we call 'home', so we should change that!

The Murray Planning Commission and the Village Board have approved the idea of placing two "Welcome to Murray" signs along Highway 1 approaching town.  Both signs would be on the right side of the road as you are entering Murray from east or west.

Current landowners have yet to be approached about putting these signs on their property, so if you are one of these fine people, we'd appreciate your views on the matter.  We'd like to have designs for landowners and Village Board to preview so they could make a good, informed decision.

Now, this is where YOU come in!   We need designs - lots of designs!   Our criteria would be for the sign to have an attractive appearance and to be low in maintenance.

If you are a creative person and have any ideas for the signs or think you can draw or dream up a design, ask someone to help you.  Then, send your sketches or drawings to either Dave Coulby
at or to

We'll keep you up-to-date on the progress of this as time goes along.


It's FINALLY here!



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

Click Here:



Cleaning out the medicine cabinet

and don't know what to do with all those medications, etc., that have expired or you no longer need?

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE...Do NOT flush them, wash down the sink drain or throw them in the trash!!!

When they are flushed, they can end up in our water supply and if thrown in the trash, they could end up in the wrong hands and someone - anyone - could be in danger, should they be ingested.

Read below about the opportunity to take them where they'll be safely discarded...



Heatstroke 100 Bike Ride

The Great Plains Bicycling Club (GPBC) is sponsoring the 6th annual Heatstroke 100 bicycle ride through Saunders, Sarpy, and Cass Counties on Sunday August 29th.  The ride starts at the SAC Museum and includes three loops totaling 105 miles.

The three routes explore the scenic Platte River valley and pass through the towns of Ashland, Louisville, South Bend, and Ceresco.  Two of the loops cross the Lied Platte River Bridge.  The loop distances are 24, 35, and 46 miles.  Riders can cycle one, two, or all three of the loops.

The ride begins at 7:30 a.m. and the last of the riders
should be finished by 5:30 p.m.

Depending upon the weather, the ride is expected to draw 250-300 riders.  Along the routes on roads with no shoulders there will be signs stating "Caution: Cyclist Ahead".  The club also has 2 - 3 roving SAG vehicles along the loops to assist riders who have equipment failure or simply "run out of gas".  In addition, members of the Lancaster County Ham Radio Club are providing communications along the route.

Several stationary SAG stops with snacks and beverages will greet riders along the route.  Grilled brats will be available afterwards at the SAC Museum.

Registration fees are $25 for an individual
or $50 for a family.

If you'd like to join the riders you can find more information at .

If you're not inclined to join the riders, then please watch out for them out on the roads.







Summer 2010 Tax Seminar

The Nebraska Dept. of Revenue is holding free Nebraska Advantage

incentives seminars on the Nebraska Agricultural Equipment Sales Tax

Exemption and Nebraska Manufacturing and Equipment (MME) Sales

Tax Exemption from 1-4 p.m. on:

August 12 in Lincoln

Continuing Education Center

301 S. 68th St.

Call 402-323-3386 to register.

For information on the Nebraska Advantage incentives or the

sales tax exemptions, visit:


Hog Roast and Fundraiser Benefit


Avoca, NE Flood Victims

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Avoca, NE

Entertainment by GREENBLATT & SEAY,
then COLD STEEL followed by COWBOY UP!.

Lincoln parachute club will be jumping...Auction/Raffle throughout the day/evening.

$10 free will donation per person gets you fed and entertained.

Scentsy Candles sales with 15% of sales going to the benefit, and a bake sale....
all proceeds to go to victims of the 6-20 flood in Avoca, NE
Kristi Staack, Randy Fletcher & Natalie Dowling .

Monetary donations can be made to Heartland Community Bank c/o Avoca Flood Relief Fund.

Donations for the raffle/auction please contact Vicki at 677-4833.

BYOB & BYO Chair or blanket.




Nebraska 4-H FAIRPORT (formerly 4-H Cyberfair) is coming to the Cass County Fair!

Jeremiah Bolin, former Cass County 4-Her, will facilitate this interactive exhibition with hands on activities, a 4-H Shooting Sports Laser Shot Range, and a 4-H FAIRPORT passport activity.  Come and see what it is all about!  4-H FAIRPORT will be featured in the 4-H Building
Friday, August 13, and Saturday, August 14, in the afternoon and evening.

One hundred and eight Colene Shrader Memorial Kidz for Kwiltz, part of the county wide Care & Share community service project, (Celebrating 108 Years of 4-H) will be on display in the 4-H Building during the Cass County Fair August 10 - 14.  All kwiltz will be available for bids at silent auction during this time.  Ten  kwiltz (bidders' choice) will go to the highest bidders
at the close of the auction at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, August 14.  The remaining ninety-eight kwiltz will be donated to emergency services or 4-Hers' choice of recipient with the rest of the Care & Share items.

Proceeds from this auction will help fund the 2011 Care & Share project.





John & Linda Konfrst,

Thanks for 50 years together!

from your kids,

Dan, Nadine, and Gary



Help celebrate their September 19th anniversary with a Card Shower!

Send your card to John and Linda at  PO Box 23, Murray, NE  68409
give them a call: 402-235-2159





Otoe County Genealogical Society

will host it's
August meeting at

7:00 pm

August 12th

Syracuse United Methodist Church
560 6th Street
Syracuse, Nebraska

OCGS president, Curtis Wolbert, will be presenting a class on
'25 Common Mistakes in Genealogical Research'.



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:

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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