Made possible in part by Community Sustaining Sponsor

What's New

Murray Newsletter - August 5, 2015

2015-08-05 MEGAN_MURDOCH
The Nehawka American Legion Women's Auxiliary has chosen Megan Murdoch as this
year's 'Miss Nehawka'.

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.

Congratulations, Megan!


paint can



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!)


Forget-Me-Not flowers.jpg_1

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 



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.





2010-04-17 MurrayPostOffice
Effective on August 24, 2015, the mail truck will be picking up mail at the Murray Post Office and out of the blue box at 1:15.  Currently, the mail truck picks up at 2:10. This change is to help get the mail to the Omaha plant sooner and hopefully allow for faster turnaround of outgoing mail. This is the only change. The Post Office is not closing or changing the hours again.

Please call,  402-235-2166, or stop in at the Post Office if you have questions or concerns.

2012-07-25 CASA_LOGO
Cass Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is currently recruiting CASA advocates to speak up for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Cass County. The next training session is scheduled for September 2015 for five weeks. The training consists of 15 hours of online training and 15 hours of in-person training. We are also seeking male volunteers for this class. If you are interested, please contact Angie Neumiller (402) 296-9520; or if you would like to learn more information about our program, please visit





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.



2015-07-22 County_Fair
The Cass County (NE) Fair Running Now


Saturday, August 8, 2015

Highway 1 and 144th St.
(North of Weeping Water, NE)

See you at the Fair!

For more info, go to


2015-05-13 _NE_TREAS_LOGO

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."

2015-03-04 Job_Fairs

1 - 5 p.m.
Comfort Inn & Suites
7007 Grover Street, Omaha


NE CNTR_for_the_BOOK


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

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 or join us on Facebook at

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,


 2015-06-03 LadybugGrassFlower2015-06-03 LadybugGrassFlower


2015-08-05 WITTE_PT1

Witte Physical Therapy
1276 Sandhill Circle, Ste 2
Louisville, NE 68037


8 -13 -15

5pm -7pm



2015-07-22 PLT_Lbry_Ghana



2014-09-07 apple_tree





SEPTEMBER 18, 19, 20, 2015

Crafts, car show, parade, carnival rides, food, fun

and MORE!

Don't miss it!

2015-05-13 SRPY_CASS_LOGO




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

402-339-4334 x201




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

2015-07-15 ELM_Soccer

2015-07-08 PLT_Finding_Nemo

2015-07-08 PLT_Doggie_Day

2015-07-08 PLT_Adult_Flag_Football

2015-07-08 PLT_Zumba_Party

2015-07-08 PLT_Hrvst_Festival



2015-06-03 HLDGRD_BRIDGES_photographers


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 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

Questions: Contact Project Chair, Cathy Harrington | 402.730.6668;


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

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,

2015-05-20 PLTSM_Plaza



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 5-14

Aug 29-Sep 11

Sep 26 - 30 



2015-06-03 FlowerButterfliesDragonfliesWhite


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:

2015-02-11 PLTSMTH_Under_His_Wings

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.

Ice Cream_treat_border


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!

2014-10-22 LSVL_Hopes_Closet

2015-05-06 SARPY_CASS_Safety_Seat_Inspect_copy

2015-02-11 ELM_4-pt_Pitch


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

2015-01-14 Amer_Job_LOGO
2015-01-14 American_Job_Center

2014-08-27 ELMWD_BNPMonthlySchedule 




2014-03-12 VFW_

2014-05-28 Al-Anon


Community Sustaining Sponsors 2015

witte PT_05082015

2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor

prairie net banner 12232014

 2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor


2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor

drMcGill banner1

2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor

eagle spine and sport

2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor  

RCL banner03
2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor  


Below is a list of categories that we are happy to post, (at NO COST to you!), in the weekly Murray online newsletter: 

Letters to the Editor
Birthday Greeting
Upcoming Events
Cards of Thanks
Lost and Found
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.  

There are 3 ways you can submit your articles: 

1) You may call your information to 402-235-2926 and specify that you want your info inserted in the Newsletter. Leave a voice mail with your name and phone number.     

2) Email your story with your name, contact info and story, (in plain text) to:

Send photos ONLY in .jpg format, no larger than 450 pixels wide to the e-address above with your story in plain text. 

3) Send items via the U.S. postal service to: Editor,, 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.     
Again, you must have your name and contact information included with the information. 

Thanks for helping to keep YOUR Murray Newsletter fresh and up-to-date!



We're glad you're enjoying reading the FREE Murray Newsletter! Would you like to automatically receive it every week? 
At the top of the 'Home' page, just slide your mouse over the 'WHAT'S NEW' tab. When the drop-down menu appears with 'NEWSLETTER', slide the mouse to the right to 'SUBSCRIBE to NEWSLETTER', then fill in your e-address. 
It's absolutely FREE and no need to worry...we won't sell or distribute your address to anyone! 


Latest Events

12 Feb 2019n07:00PM - nTOWN BOARD MTNG
17 Feb 2019n09:00AM - 01:00PMnPANCAKES!
18 Feb 2019n12:01AM - 12:00PMnDEADLINE for MURRAY NEWSLETTER!
25 Feb 2019n12:01AM - 12:00PMnDEADLINE for MURRAY NEWSLETTER!
03 Mar 2019n05:00PM - 07:00PMnYOUTH GROUP & FCA MEETINGS!
04 Mar 2019n12:01AM - 12:00PMnDEADLINE for MURRAY NEWSLETTER!
11 Mar 2019n12:01AM - 12:00PMnDEADLINE for MURRAY NEWSLETTER!
12 Mar 2019n07:00PM - nTOWN BOARD MTNG
17 Mar 2019n11:00AM - 01:00PMnCORNED BEEF & CABBAGE DINNER!
18 Mar 2019n12:01AM - 12:00PMnDEADLINE for MURRAY NEWSLETTER!
February 2019
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28

Murray Mobile

Type in your mobile number in the field below and click "Subscribe" to get newsletter link delivered direct to your phone ea Wed at 1:30pm.

STD SMS & Data Rates apply which means if you currently pay for TEXT messages you send: those that you send to 72727 will also count as TEXT messages. If like most folks you have unlimited Text's you will not see any additional cost for anything. You will probably receive up to 5 addtl. weekly Newsletter msg per month. Anytime you change your mind just reply STOP to 72727 and you will immediately be unsubscribed. No matter what you will still receive the good old Email version of the Newsletter.