ARMED FORCES DAY
Saturday, May 21, 2016
On this day we pay tribute to men and women who serve
the United States’ armed forces.
MURRAY VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE
THE HOUSE on the CORNER
You may have driven by the little house on the corner of Davis Avenue and Young Street here, in Murray. Actually, this tiny home used to be the train depot that was formerly located near the railroad tracks about 3 blocks east of where it rests now.
Jerome Speck lives in the tidy, little home and told me that the sign he's holding in the photo is the original 'Murray' sign that used to hang from the side of the depot. He's currently in search of someone who would build a weatherproof box for the sign, so that he can attach it to his house, as it once was.
A neat, little bit of Murray history.
WHAT EXACTLY IS 'ALUMNI'?
'Tis the season of graduations and alumni gatherings. So 'what exactly does that mean to me', you might ask?
According to the dictionary “ an alumni is a group of former students or associates of a specific school, organization, college, or university.”
Many people attend several different schools, so they're an alumna or alumnus of each of these schools. You might not have graduated with friends from your favorite school, but, as long as you were a student there, you're one of this group called 'alumni'.
Be sure to contact the person(s) in charge if you are not on the mailing list yet. By contacting your school, someone should be able to put you in touch with the person or persons who coordinate the event.
Now, when you get that invitation, plan to attend. You will be welcome and, after all these years, your old friends will be happy to see YOU!
Church of the Holy Spirit Mass Time Changes
New Sunday Mass Times will be:
Beginning, May 19,2016
New Weekly Mass Times
Monday - Friday
Mass 8 a.m.
(to coincide with the end of school year)
Saturday Mass Time is at 5 p.m.
Church of the Holy Spirit
520 South 18th Street
Nominees will be considered at a meeting in June, (date to be decided), of the Freedom Festival. The public will have the opportunity to vote for this year's Grand Marshal at that time. The nominee with the most votes will then be notified and will be asked to honor the festival by leading the parade on the 4th.
If you would like to submit someone's name for consideration, please send their name and contact information along with a summary of their qualifications to: Freedom Festival, RE: Grand Marshal, P.O. Box 244, Murray, NE 68409. You must include your own name and contact information.
Entries must be received no later than June 20, 2016.
FREEDOM FESTIVAL GARAGE SALEIf you don’t want to have your own garage sale, consider donating your clean,unwanted itemsto the MURRAY FREEDOM FESTIVAL.
Sorry, but we cannot accept mattresses, clothing, large lawn equipment, tires or large furniture.
Thank you for supporting the FREEDOM FESTIVAL!
If you have any questions, please call
John, 402-616-1367 or Pat, 402-235-2926.
MURRAY VILLAGE CLEAN-UP DAY
SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2016
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Murray residents, it's time to clean-up your shed, garage, basement and yard.
Get rid of the junk that's cluttering your life and is an eyesore, not only to you,
but to others, too.
All American Recycling
103 E. McKelvie Road
(1 mile south of Hwy 75 & Murray Road, southeast corner of Hwy 75 & McKelvie.)
FREE to MURRAY VILLAGE RESIDENTS JUNE 4, 2016 ONLY!
PROOF of RESIDENCE will be CHECKED,
so bring a current Murray utility bill statement.
(Non-resident items will NOT be accepted.)
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED:
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTES
The burn pile will be open to accept brush, tree limbs and branches.
Call Village Clerk with any questions, 235-2119.
The next meeting of the Murray Freedom Festival volunteers is
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Murray Town Hall
106 Main St.
You're welcome to set in on our meetings to see what we're planning for this year's 4th of July event. We meet the 1st Tuesday of each month, same time and place, so mark your calendars!
If you'd like to present your ideas to the Board, contact the secretary, (details below), by 5 p.m. on the Friday before the meeting and you'll be added to the agenda.
See you then!!!
(Secretary, Pat Zeigler, 402-235-2926.)
SURROUNDING COMMUNITY EVENTS:
SUNDAY SALAD LUNCHEON
Hosted by the Union American Legion Auxiliary
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Stop in and enjoy sandwiches,salads and desserts!
All free-will donations go to Veterans!
Brown Bag Program at Cass County Museum
The next Brown Bag Program at Cass County Historical Society in Plattsmouth will be Tuesday, May 24, at 12:00.
The Museum Curator, Margo Prentiss, will talk about the founding of the Historical Society and the new exhibit celebrating 80 years. The Cass County Historical Society was founded May 20, 1936. This will be the last brown bag of the Spring season.
The program is free and open to the public. Coffee and cookies will be served.
For more information contact the museum, 402-296-4770.
For more information visit
Kendra Green - email@example.com
Starting at 12 Noon, musicians will be competing for a record $3,350 at this year's Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival! Music fans will be able to listen to and watch musicians; fiddlers and acoustic bands, as they compete at this year's music festival. The money will be spread over four categories: The Legends Division for the previous winners, Senior and Junior Divisions, and the Acoustic Band Category.
For more information, contact Deborah by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is now open for the 2016 Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps, 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 June Camp (Monday, June 13 - Friday, June 17) is for folks who consider themselves beginners. The July Camp (Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15) 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 email@example.com.
To register on line, log on to:http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp_signup-summer.shtml
Sunday, June 12, 1:30 PM & 3 PM, Greenblatt & Seay, In Concert, Scandinavian Festival, Elmwood Park, FREE
Monday, June 13 - Friday, June 17, 9 AM - 1 PM, Schoolhouse Fiddle Camp for Beginners, The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, NE. Register at http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp_signup-summer.shtml
Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15, 9 AM - 1 PM, Schoolhouse Fiddle Camp for Intermediate and Advanced Fiddlers, The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, NE. Register at http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp_signup-summer.shtml
Cass County Veterans Service Office's
three mobile locations:
1st Friday of the month, Eagle community center, 1-5pm
2nd Friday of the month, Weeping Water library, 1-5pm
3rd Friday of the month, Greenwood library, 1-5pm
Please call our office, 402-296-9368, to schedule an appointment.
ARE YOU 55+
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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