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Murray Newsletter - January 27, 2016

 
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Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul.
Thomas Mann
1875~1955
Nobel Winner for Literature, 1929
 
 
(To add some laughter to your gloomy winter days,
check out 'Baby Micah' on YouTube.  
If this baby doesn't put a smile on your face, nothing will!)

 
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MURRAY FREEDOM FESTIVAL,
a 501 (c) (3) NONPROFIT organization,  
is Murray, Nebraska's annual 4th of July celebration.
 
Mark your calendar now to meet with the group of volunteers who plan this big event. 
 
First Tuesday of every Month
(next meeting is February 2nd)
 
7 p.m.
 
Murray Town Hall
106 W. Main St.
Murray, NE
 
If you have any questions,
please call John at 402-66-1367 or Pat, 402-235-2926.
 
 
 
OR
 
'Like' us on Facebook!
 
 

 
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NOTICE OF VACANCY

A vacancy has opened on the Murray, Nebraska Board of Trustees. If anyone is interested in being considered for appointment to fill this term of office, which expires in December, 2018, please submit a written application to the Village Clerk, sealed and marked "Trustee Application" by February 6th at 10:00 AM. These applications will be considered by the Board of Trustees at the regularly scheduled Board meeting, February 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Posted: Village of Murray Town Hall, Murray Post Office, Murray State Bank


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ATTENTION:  

NOTE NEW DATE FOR

MFF PANCAKE FEED!  

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MURRAY FREEDOM FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2016

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

CONESTOGA ELEMENTARY CAFETERIA

104 E. HIGH ST.

MURRAY, NE

'FREE-WILL' DONATION

Proceeds of this event will be used for this year's 4th of July

FREEDOM FESTIVAL in Murray.

Your donation is tax-deductible!

 

Fluffy pancakes

Hot sausage gravy and flaky biscuits

Sizzling sausage links

Fruit cup

Juice, Coffee and Tea

www.murrayfreedomfestivalne.com

and 

'Like' us on Facebook at

Murray Freedom Festival!


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ATTENTION, A MESSAGE from the

EASTER BUNNY~

Due to the dissolution of the Murray-Beaver Lake Lions Club,  (former sponsors of the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Murray),  the hunt is now on for a group, or individual,  who would like to host the egg hunt this spring.  It would really help me out a lot and it would make all the little kids so happy!

If you are a member of a civic group or organization, such as Scouts or any other group, please take this into consideration at your next meeting.  For more information, send an email to the Editor@MurrayNebraska.com.  She's helping me out, since I can't write very well with my little furry paws!

Thanks!


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Treasurer Stenberg, Storm Chasers
 
Encourage 7th, 8th Graders
 
to Enter NEST
 
‘Why I Want to Go to College’ Writing Contest
 
Scholarships Totaling $14,000 to Be Awarded
 
 
Lincoln, Neb. (Jan. 13, 2015) – Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg is encouraging seventh and eighth graders to enter the 14th annual “Why I Want to Go to College” writing contest for a chance to win a Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) scholarship and a ticket to the May 1 Storm Chasers game at Werner Park in Papillion.
 
The annual writing contest is sponsored by the Nebraska State Treasurer’s Office and the Omaha Storm Chasers.
 
Three winners will be chosen in each of Nebraska’s three U.S. Congressional districts, and three winners will be selected from outside Nebraska. First-place winners will each receive a $2,000 contribution to a NEST college savings plan. Second-place winners will each receive a $1,000 contribution to a NEST plan, and third-place winners will each receive a $500 contribution to a NEST plan. Nebraska winners and their families will receive tickets to the May 1 game.
 
“The writing contest is an ideal opportunity for seventh- and eighth-grade students to reflect on their educational goals and their future career possibilities. At the same time, the contest is an opportunity for students to practice good writing skills, to learn to express themselves clearly and persuasively, and to begin saving for college or to add to their existing savings,” Stenberg said.
 
Stenberg asked school administrators, teachers, and parents to encourage students to enter the contest and to learn more about saving for college. Students in public schools, private schools, and home schools are invited to enter.
 
“Families easily can save for college for their children and grandchildren through the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust, the state-sponsored college savings program that allows for tax-free investments and tax-free qualified withdrawals. Nebraska account owners qualify for up to $10,000 a year in state income tax deductions,” Stenberg said.
 
A total of 1,064 entries was received last year. As in the past, preliminary judging will be done by students and faculty in the College of Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and final selections will be made by Treasurer Stenberg.
 
Entries are due March 18, 2016.
 
 
The following rules apply to entries:
 
·         Must be focused on the student’s educational goals and dreams for the future.
 
·         Must be student’s original work.
 
·         Must be typed, double spaced on 8 ½ X 11-inch paper.
 
·         Must be accompanied by required cover sheet.
 
·         Must be no more than 750 words in length.
 
·         Must be postmarked by March 18, 2016. Winners will be notified in late April.
 
·         Mail entries to Megan Burdek, Omaha Storm Chasers, 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion, NE 68046.
 
About NEST
NEST is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan that 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 the Program Trustee. First National Bank serves as the Program Manager, and all investments are approved by the Nebraska Investment Council. More than 69,000 families in Nebraska and more than 232,000 nationwide are saving for their children’s higher education through NEST. For more information, visit www.NEST529.com or treasurer.nebraska.gov.

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Joe Bryant was a life-long Plattsmouth resident who
passed away last September from cancer. A spaghetti feed
fundraiser is being planned to help his family with
expenses incurred during Joe's illness. Your support
at this event will surely be appreciated.
Thank you!
 
 
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
for
Family of Joe Bryant
 
 
Church of the Holy Spirit
520 S 18th
Plattsmouth, NE

Saturday, February 27, 2016

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Adults - $10.00
Children up to age ten - $5.00

You may also donate at Gofundme.com/RevItUp


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MY NEIGHBOR'S CLOSET THRIFT STORE'S

JANUARY CLEARANCE SALE!

 

FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS through the month of January.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Church of the Holy Spirit
My Neighbor's Closet Thrift Store
520 S 18th
(South end of parking lot.  Look for the 'OPEN' flag on the building.)

Plattsmouth, NE 


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SCHOOLHOUSE CELTIC FIDDLING CAMP

The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be hosting a special "Schoolhouse Celtic Fiddling Camp", for fiddlers, violists, mandolinists, guitarists, and ukulele players. Music from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales will be featured.  The sessions will be led by championship fiddler and author, Deborah Greenblatt.  Each participant will receive a copy of Deborah's latest publication, the Celtic Fiddler's Song Book.  

The camp will be on Wednesday, March 9  - Friday, March 11, from 9 AM to 1 PM.  You can sign up for 1 day, or 2 days, or all 3 days. 

On Wednesday, participants will be mostly reading tunes, using sheet music in standard notation.  We'll be learning melodies, harmonies, and chords.  You will be improving your sight reading, and experiencing fiddling fun.  

On Thursday, we will be mostly playing tunes by ear, so feel free to bring your recording gadgets.  Sheet music versions of the tunes will be provided for you by the end of the day, just in case your ears need the help.  

On Friday, we will be mostly jamming, modulating, singing, dancing, experimenting, sharing, and playing fiddle related instruments.  

One day: $60.00

Two days: $110.00 ($55 per day)

Three days: $150.00 fee for 3 days. ($50 per day)

For more information, and to register, click on the following link:

http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp_signup-celtic.shtml

Enrollment for the "Schoolhouse Celtic Fiddling Camp" is limited. If you have any questions, please e-mail Deborah, debby@greenblattanseay.com.

  


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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
 

Nebraska Tollfree Number: 1-877-314-7526

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