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Murray Newsletter - September 15, 2010

'YOUNG EAGLES' SOAR

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On Sunday morning, September 12, 2010, if you were north of Murray around the Plattsmouth airport, you probably saw a lot of activity in the beautiful blue sky above.
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Sam Sparks is ready to fly!
The Young Eagles program was offering flights around the immediate area, free of charge, to young people between the ages of 8 and 17.  Many different types of general aviation airplanes were there giving the opportunity for kids to go flying.
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Dalton King's ready for take-off............
Since the program began in 1992, over 1.5 million Young Eagles have enjoyed a flight. Through Young Eagles, kids not only learn about how an airplane works, they also see their community from a new perspective.
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On the right is Lucas Minor, waiting to board the South Dakota National Guard's small aircraft, along with some friends and an EAA volunteer pilot.

EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter 80 actively participates in this exciting program.  Its' volunteer pilots have flown 6300 Young Eagles since its beginning in 1992.  The volunteers are proud to share their passion for flight with today's youth.

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Read more about it here: http://www.youngeagles.org/


 

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GOING FISHING?   GET 2 for 1!


There are fish stories and there are 'fish-y' stories,
but you might have had to see this for yourself to believe it!
In today's economy, people are finding all kinds of ways to save time and money.  Even our favorite hobbies are being 'scaled-down', so to speak.
It was no different when fishing the cool waters of Lac La Croix in Minnesota last week for Phil Callahan of rural Nehawka.  The temps must have been just right, and the fish really hungry, because they were sure biting.

Phil cast his line out into the beautiful clear blue lake and brought in a 20-pound, 42-inch northern pike. He got the fish in the boat and started to remove the hook - when out of the big fish's mouth swam a live12-inch eel!

Now that's what I call being 'e-fish-ient'!

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CONESTOGA SPORTS SCHEDULES

JV SOFTBALL

SEPT 16 @ HOME vs CASS COUNTY CENTRAL - 5PM
SEPT 20 @ NEBRASKA CITY - 5PM
SEPT 23 @ WAHOO - 5PM


VARSITY SOFTBALL

SEPT 16 @ HOME vs CASS COUNTY CENTRAL - 6:30
SEPT 18 @ PLATTSMOUTH INVITATIONAL - 9AM
SEPT 20 @ NEBRASKA CITY - 6:30
SEPT 23 @ WAHOO - 6:30
SEPT 25 @ YUTAN, ECNC TOURNEY - 10AM
SEPT 27 @ DC WEST, VALLEY TRI - 4:30
OCT 4 @ GRETNA TRI - 4:30


MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

SEPT 16 @ HOME vs SYRACUSE - 4:30
SEPT 20 @ ELMWOOD-MURDOCK - 4:30
SEPT 25 @ FORT CALHOUN TOURNEY (A) - 9AM
@ PLATTSMOUTH (B/C) - 9AM
SEPT 28 @ AUBURN - 4:30
OCT 4 @ HOME vs LOUISVILLE - 4:30
OCT 5 @ HOME vs ELMWOOD-MURDOCK - 4:30
OCT 11 @ ASHLAND-GREENWOOD - 4:30


FRESHMAN VOLLEYBALL

SEPT 16 @ WEEPING WATER - 5:30
SEPT 18 @ CONESTOGA INVITATIONAL - 9AM
SEPT 20 @ HOME vs SYRACUSE - 6PM
SEPT 27 @ PLATTEVIEW TRI - 5PM
SEPT 28 @ HOME vs MALCOLM - 5PM
SEPT 30 @ HOME vs YUTAN  - 5:30
OCT 4 @ HOME vs LOUISVILLE - 5:00
OCT 7 @ HOME vs EAST BUTLER - 5:30
OCT 9 @ JCC INVITATIONAL - 9AM
OCT 19 @ FORT CALHOUN - 5PM
OCT 22 @ HOME vs ASHLAND-GREENWOOD - 5PM
OCT 26 @ AUBURN - 5PM


JV VOLLEYBALL

SEPT 16 @ WEEPING WATER - 6:30 PM
SEPT 20 @ HOME vs SYRACUSE - 7PM
SEPT 27 @ PLATTEVIEW TRI - 5PM
SEPT 28 @ HOME vs MALCOLM - 6PM
SEPT 30 @ HOME vs YUTAN - 6:30
OCT 4 @ HOME vs LOUISVILLE - 6PM
OCT 7 @ HOME vs EAST BUTLER - 6:30
OCT 11 @ TEKAMAH-HERMAN TRI - 5PM
OCT 12 @ LOUISCILLE TRI - 5PM
OCT 19 @ FORT CALHOUN - 6PM
OCT 22 @ HOME vs ASHLAND-GREENWOOD - 6PM
OCT 23 @ WEEPING WATER INVITATIONAL - 9AM
OCT 26 @ AUBURN - 6PM


VARSITY VOLLEYBALL

SEPT 16 @ WEEPING WATER - 7:30
SEPT 21 @ BENNINGTON TRI - 5:30
SEPT 28 @ HOME vs MALCOLM 7PM
SEPT 30 @ HOME vs YUTAN - 7:30
OCT 2 @ HOME :BIG CAT INVITATIONAL - 9AM
OCT 7 @ HOME vs EAST BUTLER - 7:30 PM
OCT 12 @ LOUISVILLE TRI - 5PM
OCT 14 ECNC TOURNEY TBA - 5PM
OCT 16 ECNC TOURNAMENT SECC - 10AM
OCT 19 @ FORT CALHOUN - 7PM
OCT 22 @ HOME vs ASHLAND-GREENWOOD - 7PM
OCT 26 @ AUBURN - 7PM


MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL

SEPT 20 @ ELMWOOD-MURDOCK - 4:30
SEPT 28 @ SYRACUSE - 4:30
OCT 5 @ HOME vs YUTAN - 5PM
OCT 12 @ HOME vs LINCOLN LUTHERAN - 5:30


JV FOOTBALL

SEPT 20 @ HOME vs AUBURN - 6PM
SEPT 27 @ LINCOLN LUTHERAN - 4:30
OCT 4 @ LOUISVILLE - 6PM
OCT 11 @ HOME vs FALLS CITY - 6PM


VARSITY FOOTBALL

SEPT 17 @ LOGAN VIEW - 7PM
SEPT 24 @ HOME vs PLATTEVIEW - 7PM
OCT 1 @ HOME vs AUBURN - 7PM (HOMECOMING)
OCT 8 @ FALLS CITY - 7PM
OCT 15 @ HOME vs DC WEST - 7PM
OCT 21 @ SYRACUSE - 7PM



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TEE OFF FOR A VET!

The second annual Legacy Veterans Garden Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, October 2nd 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
Tregaron Golf Course, 13909 Glengarry Circle, in Bellevue, NE.

Check-in begins at 12:30 am with a shot gun start at 2 pm.

An Awards Dinner will follow at 7:30 pm at Tregaron.

Registration is $100 per golfer or $400 for a foursome. Registration includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, the chance to win great prizes and an invitation to a steak dinner at the Awards Celebration.

Holes can be sponsored for $50 each. Sponsors are also invited to donate merchandise as flag prizes.

To register for the golf tournament please visit www.lvgnebraska.com or for more information, contact Aimee Middleton at aimeemiddleton@msn.com or call 402-672-5050.

 


 

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SCARECROW CONTEST

This is an contest open to all the communities' teams, businesses, school groups,
organizations, politicians, churches, (however NO religious or political statements,
please), surrounding the Louisville, NE area.

This event gets bigger and bigger each year and attracts, not only regional, but even some international attention!

It's an amazing amount of fun, and it really draws out the most creative in everyone - and gets your business or organization special attention!

Entry forms and guidelines are below or send an e-mail to
Info@BestScarecrow.com if you have more questions.

Let's get this special autumn rivalry off to a great start and may the best scarecrow win!

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HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY, MOM and DAD!

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KONFRST 50TH ANNIVERSARY


With love from your kids,
Dan, Nadine, and Gary

Help John & Linda Konfrst celebrate
their September 19th anniversary with a Card Shower!


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


 

 

 


 

 


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KIMMEL GALLERY DISPLAYS WORK
of
MURRAY WILDLIFE ARTIST
When you're in Nebraska City for the Applejack Festival this weekend, stop to see the art exhibit at Kimmel Gallery by one of Murray's residents, retired high school
teacher and wildlife artist, Greg Hartel.

Greg is a Wisconsin native who taught at Bellevue East Hish School for 30 years
before retiring.  While at East High, he taught A.P. Biology, Biology, Environmental

Education, Studio Art and Stage Craft.  He completed a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point in 1971, M.S.T. University of Nebraska, in '77 and a B.A.in Studio Art from Bellevue University in '97.  Currently, Greg is employed with the Fisheries Division of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in Aquatic Education.  He teaches fishing, fish identification, about frogs and turtles and fish printing.

Hartel has integrated his lifelong love of art with his passion of wildlife and nature.
While his senior show at Bellevue University was in ceramic, wood and bronze sculpture, his primary mediums are pen and ink and watercolor drawings.  His drawings depict wildlife and scenes from nature.  Great effort is focused on details of the anatomy of his subjects, resulting in a combination of technical biology illustrations and studio art.

Kimmel Gallery is located downstairs at the Morton-James Library, 923 1st Corso, in Nebraska City.  For the easiest access to the exhibit, please enter through the south door.

Hours for the exhibit are the same as library hours, Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed Sundays.

Greg's art exhibit will continue to run through October 5th at Kimmel Gallery,  so, if you can't make it this week, you'll still have about 2 more weeks to check it out.

 



 


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"SPIRITS & THE STARS"


Join us for an evening of wine/beer tasting and stargazing!

"SPIRITS & THE STARS", a Plattsmouth Main Street Association fundraiser, will be held at Slattery Vintage Estates, 8925 Adams, just west of Nehawka, Nebraska on Saturday, September 18.

Wine and beer tasting (optional $5), fall soups and specialty sandwiches also available for purchase, and live music by "Entropy" (unplugged, alternative folk music) begin at 6pm.

Stargazing at 7:30pm will be provided through multiple telescopes set up on the vineyard hillside by the Omaha Astronomical Society.  Members of the Society will be on hand to guide you through the night sky.

Door donation is $10 per person.

Everyone is invited to attend.

In case of rain or complete cloud cover,
the event will be held on Sunday, September 19.

Check
www.plattsmouthmainstreet.com for weather updates.
For driving directions, go to www.SVeVineyards.com or see below:
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PAID FOR IN PART BY CASS COUNTY TOURISM

 


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Sightreading Workshop


A Sightreading Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, October 2, 2010,
from 1 PM - 3 PM in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in picturesque Avoca,
Nebraska.

This will be a wonderful opportunity  to play with other music students, and
sightread music that you've never seen before, and don't have to ever see again.

During the workshop, musicians will  be discussing how to negotiate new
compositions with minimum stress, and maximum music.  The beauty of
this workshop is that all you have to do is show up!

There is no preparation necessary, although pre-registration
is required, and there is a $20.00 fee.

For more information, call 402-275-3221,
or e-mail
debby@greenblattandseay.com.

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Greenblatt & Seay

proudly announce

FOURTEENTH ANNUAL SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE


This historical, hysterical event will take place on Sunday, October 10, at 2:30 PM,
in the auditorium of the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.

In the Open Division, fiddlers will play a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice.  There will also be other divisions of competition available for the adventurous fiddlers, including a Singing Fiddler's Contest, a Twin Fiddler's Contest, a Fee-Fi-Faux Fiddler's Contest (fiddle tunes played on any instrument other than a fiddle), and a Hocus-Pocus Contest (cross-tuning, sound effects, dancing, etc.), which will give fiddlers an opportunity to play tunes that are usually not allowed in any other contest.

The prizes for the winners in the Open Division are $100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd place, and $25 for 3rd place.  Prizes will also be awarded for 1st place in the other contests.

Registration for contestants starts at 1:30 PM the day of the FIDDLING BEE.  Admission is $5.00 for adults and $1.00 for children.  Fiddlers and their back-ups are admitted free.

For more information, call 402-275-3221, log on to www.greenblattandseay.com
or e-mail
debby@greenblattandseay.com.


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To celebrate the beginning of the fall season, the

Otoe County Genealogical Society

will host a

"Fall Foliage Wyuka Tour"

at 6:00pm on October 14th

at

Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City.

Guests can enjoy the beauty of Nebraska's oldest public cemetery while Wyuka Cemetery historian, Don Hegr, guides them on a 2-hour tour of the cemetery's grounds.  Don will cover not only the history of this prestigious cemetery, but will also share stories about some of Wyuka's prominent (and not so prominent) residents that are buried there as well.
In addition, Wyuka Cemetery's book, "Wyuka A place of rest; Nebraska City's Pioneer Cemetery", will be available for purchase before and after the tour.


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APPLEJACK FESTIVAL


Don't miss it!

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday,

Sep 17-19,

Nebraska City, NE

Craft shows, museum tours, reenactments, quilt show, classic car show, enormous parade, AppleJam Fest with live music and children's activities, Arbor Day Farm and Tree Adventure festivities.

For More Information: Phone: (402) 873-6654
Website:
http://www.nebraskacity.com
E-mail:
tourism@nebraskacity.com


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52nd Annual Brownville Fall Flea Market

Sep 25-26
Main St
Brownville, NE

8am-6pm
Admission is Free!

More than 200 vendors from 7 states with antiques, primitives, crafts,
flowers, jewelry, collectibles and food.


Flea market.

For More Information: Phone: (402) 825-3731
Website:
http://www.brownville-ne.com
E-mail:
sujdot@windstream.net


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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:


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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