Made possible in part by Community Sustaining Sponsor

What's New

Murray Newsletter - September 16, 2015

 Please join us for

CRAFT DAY
 
Saturday, September 19, 2015
 
10:00a.m. - ? 

MURRAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH
304 W Young St.
Murray,  NE
What to Bring:  

Bring your craft project and enjoy time with other
ladies, along with conversation and fellowship. 
 
Crochet Projects: 
 
The Crochet  Ladies, Donna and Linda will be there to teach,
help and advise you on your crochet project. 
 

Special Lesson
  
Ann will have a lesson on making Mesh Wreaths. 
Supplies needed to make a pumpkin wreath
a wire frame or ring
1 roll 21" orange deco mesh
1 roll 5" green mesh or fall ribbon
orange chenille stems
fall leaves or other decorations (optional) 

Potluck lunch at Noon! 
 
We will not be able to use the ovens. 
If your dish needs to be served hot, please bring it in a crock pot. 
Table service is provided.  

Come check us out! 

 
Questions:
 
Call Judy @ 402-235-2808 




NE STATE_SEAL

NEST 529 College Savings Celebrates Grandparents,
Announces 

Drawing to Award $6,000 in College Savings
 

Grandparents nationwide invited to write letters to grandchildren to encourage higher education 

Lincoln, Neb. (Sept. 10, 2015) – With Grandparents Day just a few days away, First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg today announced Dear Grandchild, a program for grandparents, offering a total of $6,000 in scholarship money into Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) 529 college savings accounts.

Six winners will receive scholarships of $1,000 each for their grandchildren. Money for the prizes is being provided by First National Bank of Omaha, program manager for NEST.

The entry period runs now through Oct. 9. Grandparents across the United States may enter the drawing. Great aunts and uncles also may enter.

This is the third year the Dear Grandchild scholarship program has been offered, with more than 375 letters received for the drawing in 2014. The letters will not be judged for content; winners will be randomly drawn from all those entered.

"More and more grandparents are contributing to a 529 account for their grandchildren because they recognize the lifelong impact that gift will have on a child's life," said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director of NEST at First National Bank of Omaha. "Our hope is that grandparents will learn about the possibilities of saving with NEST and that they will take advantage of this great chance to win a $1,000 scholarship to add to their savings for a grandchild."

"As a grandfather myself, I understand the very special relationship between a grandparent and a grandchild," Treasurer Stenberg said. "I have enjoyed reading about those relationships in the heartfelt letters grandparents have written in past years. I also have enjoyed talking with grandparents as they look for sound ways to invest in the future. Grandparents today tell me they are oftentimes in the best financial position to help save for their grandchildren's college educations."

In Dear Grandchild, a grandparent writes a letter to a grandchild, telling him or her why the grandchild should go to college and sharing the grandparent's hopes and dreams for the child's future.

Stenberg suggested that a grandparent could share the letter with the grandchild in a private moment or as part of a gift for a special occasion.

Each letter must include a cover sheet with the following information: the entrant's name, address, phone number, and relationship to the child. The letter and accompanying information may be emailed to NEST@fnni.com with the subject line, NEST Dear Grandchild Drawing. Letters also may be sent to NEST Dear Grandchild Drawing, 1620 Dodge Street, Stop 1105, Omaha, NE 68197-1105. All letters received by NEST will be entered into the drawing to win one of six $1,000 prizes.

The scholarship will be awarded to the grandparent and deposited into an account owned by the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust, held on behalf of the designated grandchild. Each winner may split the scholarship among up to four grandchildren.

The Dear Grandchild scholarship program was developed to encourage families to establish a tradition of making contributions to college savings accounts.

For official scholarship contest rules, visit the NEST College Savings Plans at www.NEST529.com or the State Treasurer's Office at treasurer.nebraska.gov/csp/scholarships/.

About First National Bank of Omaha

First National Bank of Omaha is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska. First National of Nebraska is the largest privately owned banking company in the United States. First National and its affiliates have $19 billion in managed assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.

About NEST

NEST is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan and provides four plans to help make saving for college simple and affordable: NEST Direct College Savings Plan, the NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, the TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and the State Farm College Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as Program Trustee. First National Bank of Omaha serves as Program Manager, and all investments are approved by the Nebraska Investment Council. Families nationwide are saving for college using Nebraska's 529 College Savings Plans, which have more than 232,000 accounts, including 69,000 in Nebraska. Visit NEST529.com and treasurer.nebraska.gov for more information.

Investments Are Not FDIC Insured* No Bank, State or Federal Guarantee May Lose Value

*Except the Bank Savings Individual Investment Option

 


 

2015-07-04 MFF_SHIRTS

MURRAY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 

VOLUNTEERS WILL  BE MEETING

THE FIRST TUESDAY of EACH MONTH,

BEGINNING OCTOBER 6, 2015

 at

MURRAY TOWN HALL
106 MAIN ST
MURRAY, NE

7 P.M.

Anyone who wishes to be part of this group is welcome! We work together to plan our village's annual 4th of July celebration each year and fresh ideas are ALWAYS welcome.

As with any organization, volunteers are always needed, so even if you don't know what your family plans will be for next July 4th, we'd appreciate your help leading up to that date.

For more information, call John, 402-616-1367 or Pat, 402-235-2926.


 

Draw Your Dreams Contest

Award $12,000 in NEST 529 College Savings

to

Kids, 1st - 8th Grades!
 

NEST and First National Bank of Omaha Announce

Scholarship as Part of College Savings Month  

As part of the celebration of College Savings Month in September, NEST 529 College Savings and First National Bank of Omaha announced today the fourth annual "Draw Your Dreams" scholarship contest. Twelve winners will each receive a $1,000 scholarship in a NEST 529 College Savings Plan account.

The contest is open to children in first grade through eighth grade in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The first 400 submissions entered between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30 will be considered as entries.

To qualify for the scholarship, students must create and submit 9-inch by 12-inch landscape-oriented pictures of what they dream of becoming when they grow up. Each piece of art must be created using pencil, crayons, paint, or watercolor or paper collage. Members of the Nebraska Art Teachers Association will judge the contest entries.

"An art contest is an ideal opportunity for children and young people to express their dreams and to explore their futures," Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg said. "Encouraging children and their parents to think about saving for college and making wise career choices is an important part of my work as Trustee of the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust, known as NEST. We see children's faces light up when we talk about the NEST drawing contest and the opportunity to have their artwork recognized by First National Bank and the Treasurer's Office. This year, we look forward to seeing a wide variety of artwork from children and young people across the country."

"As program manager for NEST 529 College Savings, we are delighted to provide scholarship money to the winners of Draw Your Dreams," said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, First National Bank of Omaha. "Seeing children's dreams for their future come to life through their art is truly inspiring."

The entry period begins Sept. 1. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Sept. 30. Only scanned or photographed copies of the original drawings are accepted. Entries may be submitted electronically via planartsnetwork.org where a parent or guardian can upload the art and enter contact information. Mailed copies (not originals) of the drawing are also accepted. They may be mailed to First National Bank of Omaha, ATTN: Draw Your Dreams Scholarship, 1620 Dodge St., Stop 1105, Omaha, NE 68197-1105. All entries must include entrant information as explained in the official rules.

For complete scholarship contest rules and regulations, visit the NEST 529 College Savings website at NEST529.com or the Nebraska State Treasurer's website at treasurer.nebraska.gov.

About First National Bank of Omaha

First National Bank of Omaha is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska. First National of Nebraska is the largest privately owned banking company in the United States. First National and its affiliates have $19 billion in managed assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.

About NEST

NEST is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan and provides four plans to help make saving for college simple and affordable: NEST Direct College Savings Plan, the NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, the TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and the State Farm College Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as Program Trustee. First National Bank serves as Program Manager, and all investments are approved by the Nebraska Investment Council. Families nationwide are saving for college using Nebraska's 529 College Savings Plans, which have more than 232,000 accounts, including 68,000 in Nebraska. Visit NEST529.com and treasurer.nebraska.gov for more information.

 


pumpkin border

 

 

2014-09-07 apple_tree

APPLEJACK FESTIVAL

in

NEBRASKA CITY, NE 


FRIDAY - SUNDAY

SEPTEMBER 18 - 20, 2015


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

and MORE!

Don't miss it!

gonebraskacity.com/festival/apple-jack-festival/

 


 

2015-09-16 AVO_BWYP 

 Bloom Where You're Planted Farm's 11th Annual Pumpkin Festival

Sept. 26-Oct. 31

Fridays 1-6 p.m.

Weekends 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

911-108th St., rural Avoca

New for 2015! Corn Hole, a fun Egg Race game, and a big John Deere combine you can climb into!

Other activities include hay rides, nature trails, farm animals, rubber duck races, bucking bronco barrel ride, corn pit, family-sized tire swing, hay climb and tunnel, dress-a-scarecrow, horse swings, agricultural exhibits, gourd tunnel, photo ops and more! Don't miss the barn full of seasonal gifts, tasty treats, antiques and TONS of pumpkins, or all of the yummy food from the Schoolhouse Cafe (serving smoked pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, nachos, ice cream, homemade pie and cookies, and coffee on the weekends).

Admission is $6.00 for ages 3 & up and includes all activities. Shop the barn or dine at the cafe without an admission charge.

Special events include Service Family Day Sept. 26, A.R.T. Fair with live music Oct. 3, Doggy Day Oct. 10, Country concert by McKenzie JaLynn and the Renegades Oct. 18, and Thanks-and-Giving Day Oct. 31. See our website, www.bloompumpkinpatch.com, or Facebook pages for full details.

 


 

 Musical notes_in_color

ROCK STAR KARAOKE 
 
 
September 18
Nebraska City Eagles
7pm-11pm 
 
September 25
Steelhorse Saloon
Nehawka
8pm-12am 
 
October 9
Steelhorse Saloon
Nehawka
8pm-12am 
 
October 16
Nebraska City Eagles
7pm-11pm 
  
October 23
Steelhorse Saloon
Nehawka
8pm-12am
 



2015-09-09 PLT_PCC_StarWars 


2015-09-09 PLT_PCC_Early_childhd__ 


2015-09-09 PLT_PCC_Swim


2015-09-09 PLT_PCC_YouthBsktbll 


2015-09-09 PLT_PCC_Zumba 


 

2015-08-19 WW_shownshine



09-13-2010 scarecrow_002

WEEPING WATER FALL FESTIVAL

Saturday, September 26, 2015.

Desi Rae Nash is in charge of the craft show.

Contact her at 402-429-1896 if you would like to rent a table.

We will also be having the Scarecrow Contest, Pumpkin Spy and a Junkfest.

Look for more details coming soon.

 


  

ViolinBow

FIDDLING BEE

Greenblatt & Seay proudly announce the Nineteenth ANNUAL SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE. This historical, hysterical event will take place on Sunday, October 11, at 2:30 PM, downstairs in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse. In the Open Division, fiddlers will play a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice. There will also be other divisions of competition available for the adventurous fiddlers, including a Singing Fiddler's Contest, a Twin Fiddler's Contest, a Fee-Fi-Faux Fiddler's Contest (fiddle tunes played on any instrument other than a fiddle), and a Hocus-Pocus Contest (cross-tuning, sound effects, dancing, etc.), which will give fiddlers an opportunity to play tunes that are usually not allowed in any other contest.

Contestants can pre-register on line (http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddling_bee_preregistration.shtml).

Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students, and $1.00 for children. Fiddlers and their back-ups are admitted for free. The contest will be followed by a light snack and an acoustic jam session.

For more information, call 402-275-3221, log on to www.greenblattandseay.com, or e-maildebby@greenblattandseay.com



Violin-Fiddle

INTERNATIONALLY- ACCLAIMED FIDDLER

TO OFFER FIDDLE WORKSHOPS

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:

http://greenblattandseay.com/workshop_fiddle_lieberman.shtml

For questions, contact     debby@greenblattandseay.com.

 


2015-07-29MAHONEYCrafts


2015-06-03 HLDGRD_BRIDGES_photographers

CALL to 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 began June 1, 2015 and runs 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, 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;  lettersfromhome51@hotmail.com.


2015-05-20 PLTSM_Plaza



CASS COUNTY_GOING_GREEN_GUY

RECYCLE!

Do something good for your community and our earth!

The CASS COUNTY GOING GREEN recycle trailer will be located in:

Nehawka:

Sep 26 - 30 

fallborder 1

ONGOING AREA EVENTS and ACTIVITIES...

 

Witte091615



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.



2014-10-22 LSVL_Hopes_Closet


2015-05-06 SARPY_CASS_Safety_Seat_Inspect_copy


2015-02-11 ELM_4-pt_Pitch



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.

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

stephanie_mahony@experienceworks.org

Nebraska Tollfree Number: 1-877-314-7526

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




2014-08-27 ELMWD_BNPMonthlySchedule 


 

KCCBjpg

www.KeepCassCountyBeautiful.org

 



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

drMcGill banner1

2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor

louisvillecarecommunity
2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor


2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor


2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor

eagle spine and sport

2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor

FirstCoppleBanner
2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor


2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor

terri
2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor


2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor

JJ banner091015final
2015 
Community Sustaining Sponsor


2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor


2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor


2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor

TFCC
2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor


2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor

sarpycasshealth07172013
2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor  

RCL banner03
2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor  



HOW TO SUBMIT ARTICLES TO THIS NEWSLETTER...

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

Weddings
Engagements
Anniversary
Births
Letters to the Editor
Birthday Greeting
Upcoming Events
Cards of Thanks
Lost and Found
Obituaries
Recipes
Photos
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:  Editor@MurrayNebraska.com

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, MurrayNebraska.com, 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.     
DO NOT SEND 'ZIP' FILES!  
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! 

  
www.MurrayNebraska.com


**********  

SUBSCRIBE to the MURRAY NEWSLETTER...


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

06 Feb 2018n07:00PM - nFREEDOM FESTIVAL MEETING
11 Feb 2018n11:30AM - nSOUP LUNCH & CONCERT
13 Feb 2018n05:30PM - 07:30PMnPANCAKES!
13 Feb 2018n07:00PM - nTOWN BOARD MTNG
14 Feb 2018n12:00AMnVALENTINE'S DAY!
15 Feb 2018n07:00PM - nFREEDOM FESTIVAL MEETING
02 Mar 2018n08:00AM - nCONTEST DEADLINE!
03 Mar 2018n05:00PM - 10:00PMnSPAGHETTI DINNER!
06 Mar 2018n07:00PM - nFREEDOM FESTIVAL MEETING
13 Mar 2018n07:00PM - nTOWN BOARD MTNG
February 2018
S M T W T F S
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.