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Murray Newsletter - October 6, 2010

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Twenty-seven 4-H clubs are active in Cass County with over one hundred
volunteer leaders serving over 550 youth,

TAKE THE LEAD ---

by becoming a 4-H leader, organizing a club, volunteering and joining 4-H!

For more information contact us at 402-267-2205 or
cass-county@unl.edu.


 

 


PARADE OF VETERANS 

ON DISPLAY AT FAIR CENTER, SYRACUSE, NEBRASKA 

NOVEMBER 7 - 13, 2010


SUNDAY 12:00 - 4:00 PM

MON, TUES, WED, FRI   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

THURSDAY (VETERAN'S DAY)   9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A LIGHT MEAL & LISTEN TO THE
SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY BAND PERFORM FROM 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Items for display need to be taken to the Fair Center on
Friday, November 5, 2010, 8 am - 2 pm


SPONSORED BY:

MASSIE-RICHARDS AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY UNIT #100


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Girl Scout Troop 201 of Murray

will be collecting non-perishable food items to

help the Salvation Army

FIGHT HUNGER!

Beginning this Saturday, October 2nd through October 21st,

the Girl Scouts will be asking family, friends and neighbors

to donate non-perishable food panty items as listed below:

(Please - NO GLASS JARS or BOTTLES.)

• Canned or dry mix soups.

• Hamburger Helper (or similar) boxed dinners.

• Canned meats & stews including, tuna, Manwich, Spam, Dinty Moore, etc.

• Spaghetti and other pastas,  (Ramen noodles, etc.).

• Canned cooking sauces such as spaghetti sauce, pasta sauces, etc.

• Pork & beans

• Packaged dry goods:  rice, stuffing, boxed potatoes, baking mixes, etc.

• Breakfast foods:   cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix, syrup, etc.

• Juice or fruit drinks in cans or plastic containers

• No refrigerated or otherwise perishable food items, produce or pet foods.

If you would like to participate and help your local Girl Scout troop, please send an e-mail to Heather at or call 402-306-8996 to set up a collection place and time.

Thank you for supporting your local Girl Scout troop!
heatherlarson@jagwireless.net

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Girl Scouts Troop 201 of Murray, Nebraska is having their yearly Nut & Candy program running from now until October 11, 2010.

All proceeds will support Girl Scouts Troop 201 and the money earned will allow girls to take trips, finance troop activities, attend camp and perform community service projects.

The Fall Product Nut & Candy items include fourteen (14) delicious items which include Caramel Treasures, Mint Meltaways, Whole Cashews, Chocolate Covered Raisins, Chocolate Covered Almonds, Pistachios, Honey Roasted Peanuts, Trail Mix, Double Dipped Chocolate Peanuts, Peanut Butter Dreams, Deluxe Pecan Clusters, Hot Cajun Crunch, Fruit Slices and Peanut Squares.

Please support your local Girl Scout troop and - should you not receive a knock on the door from a Troop 201 Girl Scout -  please contact Heather Larson at 402-306-8996 for your order.

Thank you, Girl Scout Troop 201

 





MURRAY FIRE & RESCUE

OPEN HOUSE

Sunday October 10th 2010

You're Invited!

This year the Murray Fire Department Annual Open House will be held on
Sunday, October 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - rain or shine!

Lunch will be served - meet your neighbors and the Fire & Rescue Team!

THE LIFE NET HELICOPTER WILL BE HERE

12:00 to 1:30 (Weather Permitting)

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The Murray volunteer firefighters want to help members
of our community stay safe and healthy.  Our Open House
is a great way for everyone in your household - children
too - to learn things that could make a difference to
someone in a fire emergency or accident.  And you can
have fun while you're at it! Special activities for the children!


* Free Blood Pressure and Glucose Tests  * Safety Demonstrations
*How to extinguish a car fire   *How to extinguish a house fire
*How to get out of a burning house: We'll put you in a "Smoke Room"
filled with non-toxic smoke and show you what to do.
*Get your picture taken as a firefighter *Gifts and prize drawings

*Test Your Smoke Alarms - Replace The Batteries


We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your past support.  Donations will be gladly accepted at the open house. Your contributions will continue to go towards the purchase of new life saving equipment, and a Rescue Boat.

If you're unable to attend, we would still appreciate your support.

Donations can be sent to:

Murray Fire Department

818 E. Main St.

Murray, NE 68409

Our Community is one of the fastest growing districts in the state. Our department is 23 members strong, but we are in need of Volunteer Fire & Rescue Personnel.

If you can help, please call:

Jim Daly (Fire Chief) @ 235 -2881

Chris Spangler (Asst. Chief)  @ 235-2737
OR

Steve Gdovic (Captain) @ 235-3040 ext 10

or pick up an application at the open house.

We hope to see you on October 10th!

Thank you very much for your continued support!


Special Thanks for Printing Services Provided By:

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (402) 935-7025

 


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"Unnecessary Farce" to Occur at the Lofte...


On October 15, the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley will continue its tradition of fast-paced comedy productions by opening Paul Slade's hilarious "Unnecessary Farce."

Written in 2002, the script is modern and very witty.  The story takes place in two adjoining hotel rooms.  In one room, two rookie cops prepare to bust their town's mayor for embezzlement.  With the help of a love-starved woman accountant and a video camera, they set-up a sting in the adjoining room.  However, their simple plan soon goes haywire.  The accountant keeps taking off her clothes.  The mayor's security guard is overly protective.  A mysterious Scottish hitman appears, but his brogue is so thick no one can understand his instructions.  

The production is directed by Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water.  The colorful ensemble cast includes Kyle Lorenz of Lincoln, Anne Pope of Eagle, Anna Strobel and Ken Patry of Omaha, Kevin and Dawn Holdorf of Manley and
Joshua Smith of La Vista.  

Performance dates are October 15-17, 22-24 and 28-31.
Curtain times are 7:30pm on Thursday-Saturday and
2pm matinees on Sundays.
General admission tickets are $16. 
Reservations can be made by calling the Lofte ticket office at (402) 234-2553. 

The Lofte is located near the intersection of Hwy 1 and Hwy 50

near the town of Manley.


For driving directions and more information about the theater, please visit their website,
www.Lofte.com.


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Pictured:  Lofte cast of "Unnecessary Farce"
Front row - Anna Strobel, Joshua Smith, Kyle Lorenz, Anne Pope. 
Back row - Kevin Holdorf, Dawn Holdorf, Ken Patry.

 


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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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Wedding Music You Should - and Shouldn't

Invite to Your Wedding!

Greenblatt & Seay's next Schoolhouse Performance Series will feature
"Wedding Music You Should and Shouldn't Invite to Your Wedding".

Sunday, November 14
2:30 PM,
downstairs in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.

Greenblatt & Seay and a small ensemble of Schoolhouse Music Students will share some wedding classics by Handel, Pachelbel, Mendelssohn, etc. The performance will also feature some songs that should never be played at weddings (i.e. "Beware Young Ladies", "The Mother-in-Law Song", "Hit the Road, Jack",etc.).

The concert will be followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and jam with the performers.

Admission is $5.00 for adults, and $1.00 for children and students.

For more information, write to;
Greenblatt & Seay
The Old Schoolhouse
P.O. Box 671
Avoca, Nebraska, 68307

You may also call 402-275-3221 or e-mail them at
g-s@greenblattandseay.com.

The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990.

Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.

Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur,
one mile south of Highway 34.

 


 


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CONESTOGA SPORTS SCHEDULES

MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

OCT 11 @ ASHLAND-GREENWOOD - 4:30

FRESHMAN VOLLEYBALL

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

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

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 12 @ HOME vs LINCOLN LUTHERAN - 5:30

JV FOOTBALL

OCT 11 @ HOME vs FALLS CITY - 6PM

VARSITY FOOTBALL

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

 




Haunted Victorian Ghost Walk

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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.

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

 



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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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To celebrate the beginning of the fall season, the Otoe County Genealogical Society will host


"
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:


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.)




Dream Home on 3 acres
Open House on Sunday, October 10th 1-3pm


36807 Oakmont Drive Louisville, NE 68037
For Virtual Tour go to www.louisvillejoy.com





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