Megan is a 2015 graduate of Conestoga High School, Murray-Nehawka, Nebraska. While at Conestoga, she was on yearbook staff, a member of both National Honor Society and FFA and also participated in volleyball, track and cheerleading, earning multiple letters and academic letters. While in FFA, she served as vice president and secretary and qualified for State in several areas. Megan also enjoyed being a 4-H member for many years. As a participant in many volunteer activities, she's helped with clean-up details, Quilts of Valor, 4th of July pancake feeds at Murray's Fire Department, Relay for Life, and as a junior instructor for vacation bible school, among many other service projects.
Megan will be attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln this fall, majoring in animal science. Her proud parents are Duane and Eileen Murdoch of rural Nehawka.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTIONS
Friday, August 14, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Wiles Bros, 606 Wiles Rd, Plattsmouth
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Cass Co Fairgrounds, Weeping Water
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Midwest Farmer's CO-OP (West side), Eagle
Items accepted include cleaning products, lawn & garden chemicals, small quantities of farm chemicals, paint, used oil, florescent light bulbs, antifreeze & other items.
NO tires, appliances, science lab chemicals, items containing asbestos, wood preservatives, PCB's, explosives or commercial quantities.
$5 Donation per household requested.
(A small price to pay to get the stuff out of your house, garage and storage sheds!)
Condolences to the family of
Nicole Gruber is survived by her husband, former Murray resident, Byron Gruber, and her two children, all from St. Louis, MO, and in-laws, Jim and Janet Gruber, of Murray. A memorial service was held in St. Louis on Sunday, August 2, 2015.
Condolences to the Family of
MARY LOU NUTZMAN
of Nehawka. Survivors include sons, Dale and wife, Nancy, of Plattsmouth; Mark and wife, Beth, of Nehawka; daughter Kay Gerdes and husband, Charlie, of Weeping Water; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Mary Lou's husband, Deane, preceded her in death in 2012.
Visitation will be Wednesday, August 5, 2015, from 1 - 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Nehawka , and with family from 5 - 7 p.m.. An Eastern Star Service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 6, 2015, at the Methodist Church in Nehawka.
Memorials suggested to Nehawka United Methodist Church or Mr. Pleasant Cemetery Association.
Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.
REMINDER: MURRAY POST OFFICE NEWS
Please call, 402-235-2166, or stop in at the Post Office if you have questions or concerns.
CONESTOGA SCHOOL SPORTS PHYSICALS AVAILABLE
CONESTOGA HIGH SCHOOL HEALTH OFFICE
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Amy Tegels APRN of Absolute Health Care will be conducting the physicals.
Cash, Check or Credit card (insurance not available)
Bring parent OR signed consent and physical form
Download, print and sign the Absolute Health Care Parental Consent Form.
MUST BE COMPLETED FOR PHYSICAL TO BE TAKEN.
See you at the Fair!
For more info, go to http://www.cassfair.com/
Nebraska Treasurer Stenberg Releases Letter to IRS
about Proposed Federal ABLE Regulations
State Treasurer Don Stenberg sent a letter July 31, 2015 to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in which he identified his major concerns over proposed federal regulations for the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) program. By state law, Stenberg is Trustee of the Nebraska ABLE program.
The State Treasurer's Office and the Nebraska Investment Council have issued a Request for Proposals for a program manager to administer the ABLE program in Nebraska. Proposals are due Sept. 10.
The ABLE program will allow Nebraskans with certain disabilities to create tax-advantaged ABLE savings accounts to use to pay for qualified disability-related expenses, similar to state-sponsored college savings programs like the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST), a division of the State Treasurer's Office. While the program will be administered by the Treasurer's Office, the Nebraska Investment Council will have final authority over investment options and investments.
In his letter, Stenberg said he shares the concerns raised by the College Savings Plans Network (CSPN) in its July 29 letter to the IRS and also supports many of the network's suggested revisions of the federal regulations. Nebraska is a member of CSPN.
"The concern expressed by the College Savings Plans Network should be taken very seriously," Stenberg wrote, agreeing with the CSPN statement that "there are three provisions which, if not clarified now—in advance of the completion of the formal regulatory process, may substantially slow down and perhaps even halt the launch of ABLE programs anxiously awaited by families of individuals with disabilities."
Nebraska Writer Featured
Newseum Exhibit, "Reporting Vietnam"
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War, and the Newseum marks the date with a new exhibit exploring how the media reported the country's first televised war. Photos, news footage, historic newspapers and magazines, music, and artifacts tell the story of a divided nation, and debunk some myths about the era. Nebraska writer Beverly Deepe Keever, author of the 2015 One Book One Nebraska: Death Zones & Darling Spies: Seven Years of Vietnam War Reporting is featured in one of the lead panels in this exhibit in Washington, DC. Keever, who was born and raised in Hebron, NE, was the longest-serving American correspondent covering the Vietnam War and earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination for reporting.
Set to a soundtrack of protest songs, the exhibit opens with an exploration of the culture clash that emerged in the 1960s as seen through mainstream and counterculture publications of the day. "Reporting Vietnam" challenges perceptions that linger fifty years after U.S. troops arrived in Vietnam, and poses the question "Did the press lose the war?" Find out more about the exhibit at http://www.newseum.org/exhibits/current/reporting-vietnam/.
The Nebraska Center for the Book, Humanities Nebraska, Nebraska Library Commission, and other statewide organizations sponsor One Book One Nebraska to demonstrate how books and reading connect people across time and place. For information about One Book One Nebraska, see http://onebook.nebraska.gov/2015/index.aspx or join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OneBookOneNebraska.
The Nebraska Center for the Book is housed at the Nebraska Library Commission and brings together the state's readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, publishers, printers, educators, and scholars to build the community of the book, supporting programs to celebrate and stimulate public interest in books, reading, and the written word. The Nebraska Center for the Book is supported by the Nebraska Library Commission. As the state library agency, the Nebraska Library Commission is an advocate for the library and information needs of all Nebraskans. The mission of the Library Commission is statewide promotion, development, and coordination of library and information services—bringing together people and information.
The most up-to-date news releases from the Nebraska Library Commission are always available on the Library Commission Website, http://nlc.nebraska.gov/publications/newsreleases.
SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES' EVENTS.....
NEBRASKA CITY, NE
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 18, 19, 20, 2015
Crafts, car show, parade, carnival rides, food, fun
Don't miss it!
SEEKING COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE
SARPY/CASS BOARD of HEALTH
The Sarpy/Cass Department of Health and Wellness is currently seeking candidates for an opening to serve as the Sarpy County representative on the Sarpy/Cass Board of Health.
Functions of the Health Board include: 1) providing policy guidance on the development of appropriate public health programs; 2) working to educate the citizens of both counties regarding public health issues; 3) providing Board oversight on the Department's budget and the Health Director's performance; 4) and ensuring that priority public health needs are being addressed by the staff of the department. A letter of interest and background qualifications should be submitted no later than August 6, 2015 to:
Erin Ponec, Office Coordinator
Sarpy/Cass Department of Health and Wellness
701 Olson Drive, Ste. 101
Papillion, NE 68046
INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED FIDDLER TO OFFER
Internationally acclaimed fiddler, Julie Lyonn Lieberman, will be giving fiddle workshops in November in the Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse. On Friday , November 13, starting at 7 PM, the subjects will be "Six Approaches to Jamming", and "Modal Improvisation". On Saturday, November 14, starting at 9 AM, the topics will be "Gypsy Jazz" and "One Tune, Five Styles". These workshops are appropriate for any string player who desire to open their ears to new ways of making music.
JULIE LYONN LIEBERMAN has helped develop the alternative string field over the last thirty-five+ years through her work as an educator, author, radio producer, composer, recording artist, journalist, and performer. Her former students have toured with Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Celine Dion, Billy Joel, and one of her former students plays regularly on Dancing with the Stars.
Pre-registration is required. For more information, and to register, click on the following link:
For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL to PHOTOGRAPHERS
· 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, www.hildegardcenter.org, beginning now 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 www.hildegardcenter.org.
Questions: Contact Project Chair, Cathy Harrington | 402.730.6668; email@example.com.
Lincoln native and world-renowned photographer, Joel Sartore; University of Nebraska-Lincoln Professor Emeritus George Tuck; and well-known Nebraska photographers/writers Bobbie and Steve Olson, will serve as jurors for Nebraska's statewide Call to Photographers titled "Bridges: Sharing our Past to Enrich the Future". The Call runs June 1, 2015 through January 4, 2106, and is sponsored by Hildegard Center for the Arts, in partnership with the Nebraska Tourism Commission and the Nebraska State Historical Society. Photographers are called to submit photos that highlight historic places and often over-looked treasures in all of Nebraska's 93 counties. Selected photographs will be exhibited statewide to coincide with Nebraska's Sesquicentennial in 2017. Digital photo submissions are accepted at www.hildegardcenter.org.
Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic Fellow, and a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine. Joel specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes in order to show a world worth saving. He is the founder of The Photo Ark, a multi-year documentary project to save species and habitat.
Joel has written several books including RARE: Portraits of America's Endangered Species, Photographing Your Family, and Nebraska: Under a Big Red Sky. His most recent book, Let's Be Reasonable is now available wherever books are sold. Joel has also contributed to Audubon Magazine, Time, Life, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and numerous book projects. Joel and his work are the subjects of several national broadcasts including National Geographic's Explorer, the NBC Nightly News, NPR's Weekend Edition and an hour-long PBS documentary, At Close Range.Joel is also a regular contributor on the CBS Sunday Morning Show with Charles Osgood. Most recently, Sartore's photographs of endangered species were digitally illuminated on New York City's Empire State Building, as part of the global project, "Illuminating the Plight of Endangered Species". Joel is always happy to return to home base from his travels around the world. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with his wife Kathy and their three children.
George Tuck is a Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he taught photojournalism for 33 years in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. He made three sabbaticals plus a year in Germany with workshops in printing press technology at the Heidelberg Printing Press Co. He worked at Long Island Newsday as a graphics researcher and picture editor for the Associated Press in New York City and the Houston Chronicle. His photography exhibit, Flat Places and Interesting People, was an 89-print exhibition shown at the UNL Center for Great Plains Studies, and the Panhandle-Plains Museum, Midland College and Hardin-Simmons University, all of Texas, and an exhibition at the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia. Additional exhibitions include figure studies and landscapes, at the Sheldon Museum of Art, Haydon Art Gallery and Modern Arts Midwest. Photographs by Tuck are in the collections of Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, the Christlieb Gallery of the Center for Great Plains Studies and the Federal University of Piaui in Brazil.
Bobbi Olson and Steve Olson are a wife and husband team of photographers/writers from Palmyra, NE. The couple traveled over a quarter of a million miles in the last decade capturing landscapes, people, communities, celebrations and history of the state. Their photos and writing have been featured regularly in Nebraska Life Magazine since 2004. Their book, Marking Time: Nebraska's Historic Places, is now in its third printing. This photography book brings to life the history depicted on many of the hundreds of historical markers along highways all across the state. Working side-by-side, the couple uses what they call "blended photography" to achieve photos showing the diversity of the scenery, coupled with the warmth and enthusiasm of Nebraska's communities. Since each photo reflects a combination of their creative style and technique, their photos are always credited with both names. Bobbi is a Nebraska native raised on a farm on the eastern end of the state. Steve is from Iowa but has lived in Nebraska since 1974.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHY CALL | "Bridges: Sharing Our Past to Enrich the Future"
From Adams to Antelope, Banner to Butler, Garden to Gage, Scottsbluff to Sheridan, and Dundy to Douglas, this juried exhibition serves as a bridge connecting Nebraskans with their culture and heritage. The Call runs June 1, 2015 through January 4, 2016, and is seeking photographs that highlight historic places and treasures in all 93 counties of Nebraska; historical sites either found on the National Register of Historic Places or places of community/personal significance to the photographer. Photographs can be submitted online at the Hildegard Center for the Arts website, www.hildegardcenter.org.
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!
Aug 29-Sep 11
Sep 26 - 30
ONGOING AREA EVENTS and ACTIVITIES.....
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.
ONGOING SCHWAN'S ICE CREAM FUNDRAISER
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 www.schwans-cares.com/f/32144 . 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!
ARE YOU 55+ and LOOKING FOR PART-TIME WORK?
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.
Employment and Training Coordinator
Experience Works, Inc.
1111 "O" Street Ste 205--American Job Center
Lincoln, NE 68508
Nebraska Tollfree Number: 1-877-314-7526
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