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Murray Newsletter - July 1, 2015




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Longtime Murray resident, Linda Marie (Long) Konfrst, passed away at home on Monday, June 29, 2015, after a long illness.

Surviving Linda are her husband, John, of Murray; children, Daniel, Gary and Nadine, their spouses and four grandchildren; one sister, Carol Grisham; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Howard and Loraine Long.

*Linda had requested a private memorial service, which her family will honor.

The family suggests memorials to Murray Presbyterian Church.

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Minutes of the meeting of the Murray Village Board on June 9, 2015 are now posted and you can read them by clicking on the 'Village Office' tab above.





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This year, the MURRAY FIRE and RESCUE will have several auctions at their annual 4th of July Pancake Feed.  Auctions items will include sporting event tickets, theater tickets and more, but the biggest and most exciting item will be a Safari Trip for 2 to Africa!

See you on the 4th! 







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Wednesday, July 15th               8:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Thursday, July 16th                     8:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Friday, July 17th                        8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

  • BAG SALE starts Thursday at 3:00 PM
  • We are having a SPECIAL BOOK SALE
  • We will be serving food so come join us for lunch

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    Hildegard Center for the Arts, in partnership with the Nebraska Tourism Commission and the Nebraska State Historical Society, is sponsoring a statewide "Call to Photographers" for the great state of Nebraska. The Call begins June 1, 2015 through January 4, 2016 and is titled "Bridges: Sharing our Past to Enrich the Future". It is calling photographers throughout Nebraska to highlight historic places and often over-looked historical treasures in all of the State's 93 counties ~ historical sites either found on the National Register of Historic Places OR places of community/personal significance to the photographer. i.e. historic properties, recognized historical landmarks, cultural activities/events with a basis in local history and in context with a historic place, or historic buildings that are representative or unique. From Adams to Antelope, Banner to Butler, Garden to Gage, Scottsbluff to Sheridan, and Dundy to Douglas, this juried exhibition is serving as a bridge to connect Nebraskans with their culture and heritage.

    Photographs selected from this juried exhibition:

    · Will be featured in a statewide traveling photography exhibit that coincides with Nebraska's sesquicentennial in 2017

    · May appear in Nebraska Tourism travel guides, posters and calendars to promote this project and the State of Nebraska.

    · Will be showcased in a digital catalogue.

    · All submitted photos will be featured virtually on partnering websites. (Hildegard Center for the Arts, Nebraska Tourism Commission, Nebraska State Historical Society).

    Photographs can be submitted online at the Hildegard Center for the Arts website,, beginning June 1, 2015 through January 4, 2016.

    Entrants must be at least 15 years of age and need NOT be residents of Nebraska. Photographers may enter up to 5 images per submission for a non-refundable fee of $15. Multiple submissions are allowed. For a complete list of entry rules and judging criteria, go to

    Questions: Contact Project Chair, Cathy Harrington | 402.730.6668;

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    Do something good for your community and our earth!

    The CASS COUNTY GOING GREEN recycle trailer will be located on these dates in the following towns:

    GREAT NEWS!  Beaver Lake and Union now will have full-time recycling trailers!


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    Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17, Schoolhouse Fiddle Camp for Intermediate and Advanced Fiddlers (To register on line, log on to:

    Registration is now open for the 2015 Schoolhouse Fiddle Camp, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska. Deborah Greenblatt, championship fiddler, author of many fiddle collections, will help the campers get in touch with their inner fiddler. The course of study during the Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps will be designed specifically for the individual campers who sign up.

    The July Camp (Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17) is for folks who consider themselves intermediate or advanced. Enrollment is limited to 10 fiddlers for each week, so that everyone will get individual attention.

    For more information, e-mail Deborah at

    To register on line, log on to: 

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    If you think shopping or donating close to home doesn't matter, think again. 
    Under His Wings Thrift Store on Main Street in Plattsmouth is doing great things. Check this out:

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    So stop in and see what's in store now.  You will probably find some great bargains and all the money they raise stays within Cass County to help those in need.

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    Lori Williams of Murray, NE was paralyzed due to an accident  and her family is under mounting financial stress.   

     The Murray Presbyterian Deacons, aka "Mighty Murray Small Church",  with the help of Schwan's Ice Cream and YOU, will be donating funds to help out Lori and her family.  Lori's family, will receive 5% of Schwan's purchases for one full year, to October 2, 2015,  when you order using special fundraiser code ID# 32144.    You may place your order over the phone at1-855-870-7208.  You will need to give the code number above.  You may also order online, at .  The 'campaign ID number' is 13054.   

    Go to 'Shop Now' and an online catalog, with the name 'Sherrill Konfrst', (church deacon),  will be presented to you.  Please direct any questions you might have to Sherrill at 402-235-2844.   

     If you live in the U.S. and have local Schwan's delivery, you may participate in this worthy cause.  A Schwan's delivery person will deliver your products directly to your home and you'll be helping Lori and her family.  Feel free to forward this to your friends across the country!    

     Thank you for your support!

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    The following is an employment opportunity available to older adults in Cass County.

    Experience Works is a national, non-profit organization funded by the US Dept of Labor to administer the Senior Community Service Employment Program, which assists people 55 and older in getting updated training to assist in returning to the workforce. This is a federally funded program and offers a no-cost employment service to older adults who qualify. Once accepted into the program, individuals are placed in a training site in or near their community, where they gain on the job experience while working 20-21 hours/week at $8/hour. We also help with skill assessments, computer training, resumes, cover letters, job search, etc. The goal is that through the training and job search assistance we gain help older adults gain good jobs in or around their communities.

    Stephanie Mahony
    Employment and Training Coordinator
    Experience Works, Inc.
    1111 "O" Street Ste 205--American Job Center
    Lincoln, NE 68508 

    Phone: 402-441-1654
    Fax: 402-441-6038

    Nebraska Tollfree Number: 1-877-314-7526

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