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Murray Newsletter - January 4, 2012

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(Home games in BOLD print.) 






7 @ Malcolm Dual Tourney, 9:30 a.m.
21 @ Oakland Craig Invitational, 9 a.m.
28 @ DC West Invitational, 9 a.m. 
2 v. Fort Calhoun, 7:00
3 @ Louisville, ECNC Tournament, 3:00
16-18 @ State Tournament, TBA/TBA 


25 @ Weeping Water Tourney, 9 a.m.
27 @ Palmyra Tri, 4:30 
2 @ Fort Calhoun Tournament, 4:30
6 @ Platteview Quad, 4:15
8 @ Louisville Tri, 4:30
13 @ Auburn Quad, 4:00 



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6-7 Lourdes Booster Tourney @ HOME, Times TBA
10 @ East Butler, 6:15
12 v Elmwood-Murdock, 6:15
14 @ Auburn, 7:30
17 v Palmyra, 6:00
19 v Mead, 6:00
20 @ Fort Calhoun, 5:30
24 @ Weeping Water, 7:30
26 v Johnson County Central, 6:00
28 ECNC Preliminary Round @ HOME, TBA
30 ECNC Tournament 1st Round @ HOME, TBA 
2 ECNC Semi-Finals, SECC, TBA
4 ECNC Finals, SECC, TBA
7 @ Ashland-Greenwood, 7:45
9 @ Syracuse, 6:00
13, 14, 16 Sub-Districts, TBA
24 District Finals, TBA 
1-3 State Tournament, TBA 
10 @ East Butler, 4:00
12 v Elmwood-Murdock, 4:45
14 @ Auburn, 6:00
17 v Palmyra, 4:30
20 @ Fort Calhoun, 3:00
24 @ Weeping Water, 6:00
26 v Johnson County Central, 4:30 
7 @ Ashland-Greenwood, 6:00
9 @ Syracuse, 4:30 

7 v Palmyra, 9:30 a.m.
16 v Weeping Water, 6:00
23 @ Lourdes Central Catholic, 5:30 


28 @ Johnson-County Central, 8:30 a.m. 
2 @ Weeping Water, 6:30
4 @ Weeping Water Booster Tournament, 8 a.m.
& @ Syracuse, 4:30
9 v Louisville, 5:00
18 @ Palmyra Tournament, 9:30 a.m.
21 v Auburn, 4:30
25 @ Elmwood-Murdock, 10 a.m. 


6-7 Lourdes Booster Tournament @ HOME TBA
10 @ East Butler, 7:45
12 v Elmwood-Murdock, 8:00
17 v Palmyra, 7:30
19 v Mead, 7:45
20 @ Fort Calhoun, 7:00
24 v Auburn, 7:30
26 v Johnson County Central, 7:30
28 ECNC Preliminary Rounds, TBA/TBA
31 ECNC Tourney 1st Round, TBA/TBA 
3 @ SECC, ECNC Semi-Finals, TBA
4 @ SECC, ECNC Finals, TBA
9 @ Syracuse, 7:30
17 @ Weeping Water, 7:30
20-21, 23 Sub-Districts, TBA/TBA
27 District Finals, TBA/TBA 


10 @ East Butler, 5:00
12 v Elmwood-Murdock, 4:45
17 v Palmyra, 4:30
20 @ Fort Calhoun, 4:00
24 v Auburn, 6:00
26 v Johnson County Central, 4:30 
9 @ Syracuse, 4:30
17 @ Weeping Water, 6:00 


7 v Palmyra, 10:30
9 Elmwood-Murdock Tourney @ HOME, 4:00
16 v Weeping Water, 7:15
23 @ Lourdes Central Catholic, 6:30

The CASS COUNTY GOING GREEN recycle trailer will be located on these dates
in the following towns: 
Now - Dec. 30, Nehawka
Dec. 31 - Jan. 6, Murray
Jan. 7 - 13, Beaver Lake
Jan. 1 - 6, Nehawka
Jan. 21 - 27, Murray 
     "      "      , Nehawka
Jan. 28 - Feb 3, Beaver Lake 
(Murray will also continue to have the recycle bin located behind Town Hall every day,
but this is for Murray residents' use only.) 



2012 Great Plains Growers Conference January 5th - 7th 


The Great Plains Growers Conference will be held on January 5th , 6th and 7th, 2012 at the
Fulkerson Conference Center on the Missouri Western State University Campus in St. Joseph,
"Interesting and useful information will be presented on production and marketing of vegetables,cut flowers and fruit," said Sarah Browning, University of Nebraska- Lincoln Extension Educator. "It doesn't matter if you are an experienced commercial vegetable grower or someone with just a dream about starting to grow and sell produce, there will be something for you," he/she said. 
The conference and trade show is a collaborative effort of growers associations and extension services from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota, and each year draws hundreds of producers from our region and beyond. 
On Thursday January 7th, the conference kicks off with five day long workshops that you can choose from. A workshop on high tunnels features presentations by experienced, nationally recognized grower educators, and research and extension specialists from our region. High tunnels provide critical crop protection and season extension. Come and hear the experiences of seven different high tunnel growers plus an update on high tunnel research at Lincoln University. Also on Thursday four experienced growers will present a day-long Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) mini-school, providing detailed information on all aspects starting and running a CSA for direct marketing farm products. This year's conference will feature a Good Agriculture Practices (GAPs)/Food Safety workshop. Come learn what GAPs is all about from an experienced grower and a USDA Program Manager who has been very active in the GAPs program. A fourth workshop will be for tree fruit growers. Weed management, new fruit tree varieties, white/bitter rot and GAPs and tree fruit will be covered. The topic for the fifth workshop is the basics of beekeeping in the Midwest. The instructors will cover all about the European honeybee, bee equipment, building, setting up and managing a hive. 
Five concurrent sessions on Friday and Saturday January 8th and 9th provide a total of over 50 presentations on a wealth of subjects related to organic and conventional crop production, protection, risk management and marketing. In addition to presentations on vegetable production and marketing, there will be tracks on small fruit, tree fruit, cut flowers, beginner and advanced organic, marketing, agritourism and sessions on urban horticulture and community gardens. "The trade show is a big draw for conference participants" said Tom Fowler, Buchanan County Extension Specialist, "we had 50 booth spaces last year that filled the Fulkerson Conference Center and expect the same this year," he added. 
Registration, which includes meals and breaks, for the Thursday workshops is $50 -$60 depending on the workshop selected and $35/day for Friday and Saturday sessions. 
The conference is going to be held at the Fulkerson Conference Center on the Missouri Western State University campus in St. Joseph, MO. The headquarter hotels are the Ramada Inn, 4016 Frederick, 816-233-6192 or Stoney Creek Inn, 1201 Woodbine 816-901-9600. 
A full program, registration information and updated details of the conference can be found at the conference website: for more information about the program and a registration form, contact Katie Cook at"> or phone (816) 279-1691. 






American Red Cross thanks its committed blood donors for dedicating their time to give hope
to patients in need. Throughout the month of January, the American Red Cross is celebrating
the contributions of millions of blood donors who give patients hope. 
Since 1970, National Blood Donor Month has been celebrated in an effort to educate Americans
about the importance of regular blood donation and the impact it can have on patients in need.
Help maintain a stable blood supply by becoming a dedicated donor and encouraging others
to give for the first time. Make an appointment today and join the nearly 4 million Red Cross
blood donors across the country dedicated to changing lives, one donation at a time. 
How to Donate Blood 
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an
appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply
for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license, or two other forms of identification are
required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in
some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible
to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also
have to meet certain height and weight requirements. 

Locations for donating blood this month are: 


1/6/2012, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm, Louisville High School, 202 West 3rd Street, Louisville
1/9/2012, 11:30 am- 5:30 pm, Plattsmouth Methodist Church, 702 Main St, Plattsmouth
1/11/2012, 11:00 am- 4:00 pm, Nebraska Masonic Home, 1300 Ave D, Plattsmouth


1/4/2012, 11:00 am- 5:00 pm, Walmart, 2101 S. 11th Street, Nebraska City
1/5/2012, 9:30 am- 2:00 pm, Nebraska City Center for Children and Families,
917 Wildwood Lane, Nebraska City
1/9/2012, 11:00 am- 5:00 pm, Eagle's Club, 600 1st Corso, Nebraska City





Free Commercial Property

The Village of Union, a municipal corporation located within Cass County, Nebraska, is requesting
solicitations from individuals and corporations to receive free commercial property located within the Village of Union, with such property having a legal description of: South Union Lots 5, 6, 7 & East 4'6 Lot 8, Block 2, in Union, Cass County, Nebraska, with a lot size of 72' x 135'. This property is located on Main Street which is located on Highway 34 and just off the intersection of Highway 75. 
To be eligible to receive this free commercial property, the individual or corporation must send a solicitation to the following address postmarked by April 1, 2012: Village of Union, Att: Village Clerk, P.O. Box 127, Union, NE 68455. To receive this free property, the person/entity must agree to do the following: 
1. Remove and/or demolish the current structures on the premises or refurbish the current structure,
to include the south retaining wall, no later than October 1, 2012. 
2. Place a commercial structure on the property no later than September 1, 2013. 
The solicitation must, at a minimum, contain the following:
1. The name, address, and phone numbers of the individual or entity submitting the solicitation, to
include a description of the individual's/entity's current and past business ventures. 
2. A detailed description of person's/entity's plans for such commercial property. 
3. A letter of credit from a bank or lending institution that demonstrates the individual's or entity's
ability to receive financing to demolish the current site structures and place a commercial structure
on the property by September 1, 2013. 
The Village Board of Trustees will create a committee to review the solicitations. A decision will
then be made by the Village Board of Trustee by May 1, 2012 to choose which solicitations, if any,
is in the best interest of the Village. 
The Village will provide the individual or entity who is awarded the property the following by June 1,
1. A general conveyance deed with right of reverter to Village if commercial property is not con-
structed by September 1, 2013; and 
2. Free sewer and water hookup. 
Please contact Melissa Hansen, Village Clerk, at 402-263-3865 or">
with questions. 

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The Otoe County Genealogical Society will host its January 12th meeting at 7:00pm at  the Linden View Assisted Living Facility at 1720 Linden Street in Syracuse.  

This will be a society-planning meeting and will center on planning out the society’s activities  for 2012.  So if you are interested in researching your family’s history, or would like to assist with community-based projects, then please come join us at Linden View on the 12th!  We  look forward to seeing you there!


Thanks so much,


Curtis Wolbert

President/Otoe County Genealogical Society

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The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley is proud to announce that it will be hosting two visiting artists in 2012.  Back by popular demand, Nebraska native, Joseph Hall will amaze you with his life performance as Elvis Presley.  Last year, Mr. Hall's Lofte concert sold out so quickly, that many did not get the opportunity to see him.  This year Lofte has two opportunities for you to attend this event.  On Saturday, February 18, you can see Elvis at either 2pm or 7pm.  All seats are reserved and tickets are $20.  Be advised, this event has been selling very well.  We strongly suggest that you make your reservations soon. 




Another popular touring show is coming to the Lofte on April 21st.  "Rave On!" features America's premiere Buddy Holly tribute artist and Nebraska native, Billy McGuigan.  In this electrifying show, audiences will experience the thrills of a Buddy Holly concert re-imagined with hits such as "Peggy Sue," "It's So Easy," and "That'll Be the Day." 




"Rave On!" has run for sold-out crowds several times in Omaha and we're proud to bring this popular show to Cass County.  Showtime is 7pm on Saturday, April 21st.  All seats are reserved and cost $28.  As of the end of December, there are only 200 tickets left.  We strongly suggest that you make your reservations today.

The Lofte Theatre is located just east of the village of Manley.  If you have any questions or wish to purchase tickets, please call the box office at (402) 234-2553. 

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