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Murray Newsletter - September 29, 2010

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FREE HARMONICA WORKSHOP!

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David Seay, Master Artist with the Nebraska Arts Council, will be presenting
a FREE harmonica workshop on Sunday, October 24, at 1:30 PM, in the
Joslyn Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.
Within the first few minutes workshop participants
will be playing actual folk songs on their very own harmonicas!

Harmonicas will be available at the workshop.

For more information, contact David at david@greenblattandseay.com.

 


 

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CONESTOGA SPORTS SCHEDULES

VARSITY SOFTBALL

OCT 4 @ GRETNA TRI - 4:30


MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

OCT 4 @ HOME vs LOUISVILLE - 4:30
OCT 5 @ HOME vs ELMWOOD-MURDOCK - 4:30
OCT 11 @ ASHLAND-GREENWOOD - 4:30


FRESHMAN VOLLEYBALL

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 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 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

OCT 5 @ HOME vs YUTAN - 5PM
OCT 12 @ HOME vs LINCOLN LUTHERAN - 5:30


JV FOOTBALL

OCT 4 @ LOUISVILLE - 6PM
OCT 11 @ HOME vs FALLS CITY - 6PM


VARSITY FOOTBALL

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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YES, YOU CAN VOTE EARLY!


You didn't know that?  Check this official Nebraska government
website to see all the rules that apply.


http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/voter_info.html#early

 


 

NANCY JOSOFF ELECTED VICE PRESIDENT

OF

SOUTH EAST NACO DISTRICT

Nancy Josoff, Election Commissioner for Cass County was unamiously elected as the
Vice President of the S.E. District of NACO, National Association of County Officials, at
their September 24th meeting.  The S.E. District is comprised of Douglas, Lancaster,
Sarpy, Cass, Butler, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee,
Richardson, Saline, Saunders, Seward and Thayer counties.

 



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INVITATION to HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

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Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning is again seeking members
for his Youth Advisory Council (AGYAC). This is the ninth annual invitation to high school students,
who are interested in learning more about our state government.

AGYAC is composed of high school students, who are selected each year to represent schools
and communities from across the state. The opportunity to participate is available to high school
juniors and seniors. AGYAC members learn about state government and criminal justice issues
at a one-day conference in Lincoln. The daylong event features tours of the Capitol and Penitentiary,
and includes discussion forums with some of Nebraska's top elected officials.

AGYAC membership offers an excellent chance for students from District 2 to learn about our
government and criminal justice system, fine-tune their leadership skills and enjoy the rewards
that are derived from civic involvement. The Attorney General's director of programs reports that
ten students from District 2 participated in AGYAC in the past four years.  These students said that
AGYAC provided a valuable learning experience.

The opportunity to get involved is also open to parents of the members, as well as to educators.
During the conference, lunch will be provided for students. However, a small fee will be charged
for parents and educators.

Members of AGYAC can be nominated by educators or their state senator. If you are a high school
junior or senior who attends a public or private school in District 2, and would like for me to recommend
you for membership on the Attorney General's Youth Advisory Council, please send me your resume
and a brief statement that explains why you would be a good candidate to represent District 2 on AGYAC.

Applications for AGYAC membership are due to Attorney General Bruning's office by Friday,
October 15, 2010.
All of the application forms can be mailed from my legislative office or downloaded
from the Attorney General's web site at
www.ago.state.ne.us

We welcome your contacts by mail, phone or email.


Senator Dave Pankonin
State Capitol
PO Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-2613

dpankonin@leg.ne.gov

 


 

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Haunted Victorian Ghost Walk


The Plattsmouth Conservancy Inc. is the host of the
2010 Haunted Victorian Ghost Walk.

The event will be held in Plattsmouth on
Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23, 2010.


The walk will start at 7:30p.m. each evening and conclude at 10:00 p.m.

Step back in time and visit historical homes and buildings nestled within the haunted hills of Plattsmouth. Follow the night watchman to each location to experience a chilling evening of frightful ghost stories
from present day and years gone by.
Guests will travel by foot with lantern carriers to three historic homes and the historic Cass County Court House under the care of the night watchman.  Along the way story tellers will tell true ghost stories from the local Plattsmouth area.
Guests will also have the opportunity to step inside the historic homes and courthouse and listen to Victorian Ghost Stories and Nebraska Ghost stories portrayed by a cast of actors in Victorian period attire.
Following the walking tour all guests are invited to meet at the Historic Plattsmouth Public Library for light refreshments and a viewing of the silent movie "Dracula".
This is not your typical "Haunted House" event.  There will be no skeletons popping out at you or giant spiders dropping down on you.  But.. perhaps you will catch a glimpse of a ghostly spirit who chooses to make their presence known at this time of year when the veil between our world and
the spirit world is most easily penetrated.
Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at "Antiques Off Main", 125 South 5th Street, Plattsmouth, Nebraska.  They can also be purchased through the mail by contacting Leigh Jean Koinzan at the contact information above.  Advanced reservations are required.

To view a copy of the event flyer and pictures of the tour locations visit: www.plattsmouthconservancy.org.

PAID FOR IN PART BY CASS COUNTY TOURMISM AND THE NEBRASKA HUMANITIES COUNCIL.

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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!
For entry forms, guidelines, etc. you can click on these links or send an e-mail to
Info@BestScarecrow.com.
Let's get this special autumn rivalry off to a great start and
may the best scarecrow win!

 

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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 for free.

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

 


 

 

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KIMMEL GALLERY DISPLAYS WORK

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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.

 


 

Fall Foliage Wyuka Tour

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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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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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