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Murray Newsletter - November 24, 2010



"If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one."

~ Mother Teresa ~



As our long autumn turns into cold winter, thoughts tend to go to all that we have to be thankful for.   Before breaking off a drumstick or taking a piece of pumpkin pie -  stop.  Go around the table and ask each person to say at least three things they're thankful  for.  I'll bet they say many more than that.   I know I will.

I hope you have someone to share your Thanksgiving dinner with...

~ Pat ~


Otoe County Genealogical Society

December 9th meeting


Morton-James Public Library
923 First Corso
Nebraska City

for its quarterly Genealogy Workshop.

The library's staff will assist guests in researching their family trees
through online genealogy subscription websites, and also through the
use of the library's extensive Otoe County microfilm reel collection as well.



World Premiere in Manley, Nebraska!

The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley is bringing a world premiere to the stage.  Opening on
December 3, "Christmas at Leon's" tells the tale of a bus full of holiday travelers who get stranded at a roadside diner during a blizzard.  As we are introduced to the passengers, we discover that each one has a flaw or personal drama affecting his or her life.  Everyone is able to find shelter and spiritual comfort at the diner owned by an odd little man named Leon.

The story and original musical score were both written by Mick Kovar of Lincoln.  Mr. Kovar is a
long-time friend of the Lofte having served on its board of directors and starred in several of its
productions over the years.  Lofte Artistic Director, Kevin Colbert is directing the show.  Colbert
and Kovar are old friends and have enjoyed working with each other on "Leon's."

Starring in the title role as the curmudgeon, Leon is Larry Bauers of Louisville.  His three angelic
waitresses are played by Renee Kovar of Lincoln, Lindsey Micks of Bellevue and Samantha Colbert of Weeping Water.  Other players in the show include Bob Pinkerton of Weeping Water; Jamion Biesterfeld and Anne Riha of Louisville; Scott Pope of Eagle; Cynthia West Sheldon of Elmwood; Adam, Mick and Meagan Kovar and Brittney Ernesti all of Lincoln; Tom Lucas of Papillion, Virginia Howe Kincaid of Elkhorn and Jason France of Plattsmouth.

"Christmas at Leon's" will run December 3-5, 10-12 & 16-19.

Showtimes are Thursday through
Saturday at 7:30pm.  Sundays are 2pm matinees.

Tickets are $16.  The box office is open Monday through Friday 8am-12pm. 
Call (402)234-2553  or

The Lofte is also doing a fundraiser in coordination with this event.  Ticket holders can come to the
Lofte 90 minutes prior to curtain to eat at Leon's Diner.  A home-cooked meal of meatloaf or hot turkey sandwiches will be served right on stage as the cast entertains and helps to serve the food.

Tickets for the meal are priced separately at $25/plate.  $15 of the meal ticket is tax deductible.  Advance reservations for the Diner Experience are required.

The Lofte is located near the intersection of Highway 50 and Highway 1 just east of the village of Manley.


Larry Bauers of Louisville is surrounded by his trio of angelic waitresses;
Lindsey Micks, Samantha Colbert and Renee Kovar.

Slattery Vintage Estates
(Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving)

To thank you for your patronage these past three years,
SVE will be having complimentary appetizers, hot cider
and hot spiced wine,  live Christmas music as well as gift shoppe specials.

Bring your friends and get in the Christmas spirit.

Wine gift baskets available. Local artisans' wares.

1:00 -6:00 each day!

8925 Adams Street
Just West of Nehawka




Our 'Classified Ads' section has been 'revamped' to serve you better ~ so you can now
manage your own ads!  An email is automatically sent when your ad is about to expire
which allows you, the ad owner, to renew with a simple click or you can just let the ad
expire at the end of it's 30-day post.

If you're a Murray resident, or live close within the surrounding area, you can post FREE Classified Ads - Events - and Announcements - any time day or night. You can also post Job Related and Real Estate Ads!

Get rid of some things you just don't need and make a little extra Holiday cash at the same time!

Check out the 'Classified Ads' tab at the top of this page.







The Murray Planning Commission is still in need of two new members.
You must live within the city limits of Murray to qualify. 
Please contact the town clerk for more information or if you have any questions,
at 235-2119.


Be sure and check the "Latest News" under the clock at the top right of the
'Home" page for updates throughout the week.








2011 Medicare Part D

Plan Comparison/Enrollment

Events in Cass County

Medicare beneficiaries should take advantage of the opportunity to discuss 2011 drug plans
available to them.  Call Cass County Extension at 267-2205 to schedule an appointment with
Mary Ann Holland, Extension Educator and trained SHIIP Professional.

Cass County Extension, Hwy 1 & 144th St, Weeping Water fairgrounds:

Friday, December 3  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 8 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday, December 13 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, December 17  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday, December 20 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Plattsmouth Public Library, 400 Avenue A, Plattsmouth:

Tuesday, December 14 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Clements Insurance, 160 N. 4th St., Elmwood:

Tuesday, November 30 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bring along your Medicare card and a printed list of the prescription drugs you are currently taking.

Open Enrollment for 2011 will available between November 15 to December 31, 2010.







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






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:

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.)






Event announcements and advertising can be an enormous expense when
you're wanting or needing to get the word out.  If you've checked into regular
newspaper pricing lately for such items, you'll know what I'm talking about.  So
why spend your hard-earned money, when you can accomplish the same thing
right here - FREE - on your local news website?

Below is a list of categories that will cost you absolutely nothing, except the
time to submit it, (which you'd have to do with a regular newspaper anyway):

Wedding / Engagement Announcements and Photos
Birth Announcements
Letters to the Editor
Birthday Greeting
Upcoming Events
Cards of Thanks
and So Much More.

That's right!  These are all items that can appear FREE of CHARGE
in each Wednesday's Murray Newsletter and/or Calendar!

All YOU have to do is send the information to us - it's that simple!

Deadline for submissions to each week's Wednesday Newsletter is
NO LATER THAN NOON on the prior MONDAY and it's so easy to submit
your news.

1.)  You may call your information to 402-235-2926,
Leave a voice mail with your name phone number.

2.)  Email your story to
NO 'zip' files, please, and send photos in jpg format, if possible,
no larger than 340 x 480 pixels. ( is a FREE photo editing website
where you can edit your photos before submitting them.  Try it, it's easy - and FREE!)

3.)  Send items via the U.S. postal service to:
201 N How Ave, Murray, NE, 68409-8403. 
(When mailing items you'd like to get back, please enclose a self-addressed,
stamped envelope.)

Remember to include 'who, what, when, where and why', along with any other
helpful details, such as a contact person and phone.

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