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Murray Newsletter - October 20, 2010

Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.

Albert Camus
~ 1913 - 1960 ~
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature, 1957

 

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We anxiously await the changing of the colors on our young
Sunset Maple tree in the front yard every autumn.
This year, it's taking a little longer for the colors to appear.
There is one little red leaf that's determined to be the leader for its peers -
before they all soon drop gently to blanket the earth below.


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CONESTOGA SPORTS

FRESHMAN VOLLEYBALL

OCT 22 @ HOME vs ASHLAND-GREENWOOD - 5PM
OCT 26 @ AUBURN - 5PM


JV VOLLEYBALL

OCT 22 @ HOME vs ASHLAND-GREENWOOD - 6PM
OCT 23 @ WEEPING WATER INVITATIONAL - 9AM
OCT 26 @ AUBURN - 6PM


VARSITY VOLLEYBALL

OCT 22 @ HOME vs ASHLAND-GREENWOOD - 7PM
OCT 26 @ AUBURN - 7PM

VARSITY FOOTBALL

OCT 21 @ SYRACUSE - 7PM


 

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DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS NOVEMBER 7, 2010

Move your clocks back one hour the night before!


 


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FIDDLING BEE RESULTS

The Fourteenth Annual Schoolhouse Fiddling Bee in Avoca, Nebraska, was enjoyed
by a full house on Sunday afternoon, October 10, in the auditorium of
The Old Avoca Schoolhouse.

Musicians from Nebraska (Fort Calhoun, Omaha, Seward, Weeping Water) and
Murray, Kentucky competed.

In the Open Division, each fiddler has to play a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice. 
The winners are:

First Place - Jim Harvey, Omaha, Nebraska
Second Place - Zachary Bram, Omaha, Nebraska
Third Place - Gretchen Moll, Seward, Nebraska

In the Singing Division, each fiddler has to play and sing a tune at the same time. 
The winners are:

First Place- Gretchen Moll, Seward, Nebraska
Second Place- Ella Moll, Seward, Nebraska

In the Fee Fi Faux Division, each musician has to play a fiddle tune on an instrument
that is not a fiddle.

The winner is:  
Ella Moll, guitarist, Seward, Nebraska

Next year, the 15th Annual Schoolhouse Fiddling Bee will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2011.

For more information, contact g-s@greenblattandseay.com.

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SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLE WORKSHOP
for
FOLKS WHO HAVE NEVER FIDDLED


For folks who have never played a fiddle or violin, and are brave enough to try, come
to the Schoolhouse Fiddle Workshop for Folks Who Have Never Fiddled.

Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt, will share some hints
about beginning fiddling, shopping for a fiddle, reading music, playing by ear, etc.

Fiddles will be available for participants to play, and source lists and advice for further
study will be provided.

The Workshop takes place on Saturday, November 20, 2010, 1 PM - 3 PM, in the
Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, Nebraska.

Pre-registration is required, enrollement is limted, and there is a $20.00 fee.

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

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JAMMING WORKSHOP


The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse

Saturday, December 11, 2010

1 PM - 3 PM

Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt will share some
hints to help you play in a jam session with minimum stress, and maximum music.

Pre-registration is required, enrollment is limited, and there is a $20.00 fee.

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

 

 



SOUP SUPPER



Christ Lutheran Church

(Located on Hwy 66 & 84th Street)


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Saturday

November 6, 2010

4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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Adults $7, Children (4-11) $3 

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Homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts

Also visit our bake sale!

 



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ELECTION DAY GUIDELINES


Secretary of State John Gale offered guidelines for Nebraska voters to prepare
for the Nov. 2 general election.

"Going to the polls in Nebraska is easy and convenient," Gale said. "But there are some simple steps you can take to make sure your voting experience goes smoothly."

Gale offered the following guidelines for Election Day:

--Check your voter registration and polling place. People can check the status of their voter registration and location of their polling place by contacting their county election office or accessing
https://www.votercheck.necvr.ne.gov/.

--Change of address. If a registered voter has moved within a county (out of their former precinct) and not updated their registration, the person should go to the polling place associated with their current residence. The person will be required to vote a provisional ballot.

--Be prepared. Before going to the polls, the voter should become informed about the candidates and issues on the ballot. Sample ballots are printed in newspapers and posted on county websites. Mark and take the sample ballot with you to the polling place. 

--Conduct at the polls. To maintain proper decorum at the polls, it is requested that people turn off their cell phones.

--Campaigning prohibited. Campaign items such as buttons, stickers and T-shirts are not allowed in a polling place. It is illegal to campaign within 200 feet of a polling site.

--Voter identification. Proper identification will be required at the polling place of people who are newly registered by mail and did not provide identification. These people will be required to provide identification showing their current residence. Identification at the polling place is not required of other voters. 

Polls are open on Election Day from

8 a.m. CDT (7 a.m. MDT) to 8 p.m. CDT (7 p.m. MDT).


Check this official Nebraska government
website to see all the rules that apply.


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

 

 


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http://www.visitnebraska.gov/component/myplanner/intro

 


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PARADE OF VETERANS


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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"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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Once you have signed up for Jazzercise, you may take unlimited classes with your Jazzercise EFT Ticket.

129 Main Street (above Havenmakers)
Enter from 3rd door on 2nd Street
Louisville, NE


jazzercise.com • (800) FIT-IS-IT

Questions? Please call Beth at 677-9697



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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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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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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.)

 


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