If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all.
Pearl S. Buck, American author
1892 ~ 1993
The minutes of the Murray Board of Trustees' meeting of May 11, 2016 are now posted. Just click on the 'Village Office' tab above to read the latest.
The Freedom Festival Board of Trustees would like to thank all of the volunteers and patrons who helped to make last weekend's pancake feed and garage sale a big success! Also, to Murray Christian Church and Conestoga Elementary School for furnishing their facilities for our use, we thank you.
It's through the continued efforts and support of all of YOU, wanting our decades of 4th of July celebrations in Murray to continue, that keep it going.
Be sure to attend the next meeting, Tuesday, June 7, at Town Hall in Murray, 7 p.m., and step-up to help out this 4th of July. Just two hours of your time will make a huge difference!
Thanks, again, for all your support!
MURRAY VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE
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.
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 isTuesday, June 7, 2016
106 Main St.
See you then!!!
(Secretary, Pat Zeigler, 402-235-2926.)
SURROUNDING COMMUNITY EVENTS:
“Leading Ladies” Laugh Riot at Lofte!
The Lofte Community Theatre will be opening the hilarious comedy, “Leading Ladies” on Friday, June 3 at 7:30pm. Written by Ken Ludwig, this is the story of two down-and-out Shakespearean actors in the 1950s. They come up with the idea to run a con on an aging heiress and pose as her two long-lost relatives. However, they quickly learn that the con must be pulled off as women! This high-energy farce and fast-paced confusion will keep you in stitches.
Starring as the two Shakespearean con artists are Joshua P. Smith of Omaha and Scott Seelhoff of Fremont. Also in the production are Brenna Thompson of Lincoln, Kevin Holdorf of Manley, Dan Sedlacek of Papillion, Alexandra Suslow-Geditz of Omaha, and Casey Wagner and Shakeida Bullis both of Bellevue. The show is directed by Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water.
Production dates for the show are June 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 and 12. Curtain times are 7:30pm Thursday through Saturdays. All Sunday performances are 2pm matinees. Tickets are $19 and can be reserved by calling the Lofte box office at 402-234-2553. The Lofte Community Theatre is located just east of the town of Manley in Cass County.
Pictured on Attachment: Scott Seelhoff of Fremont and Joshua P. Smith of Omaha star in the Lofte Community Theatre’s upcoming production, “Leading Ladies” opening June 3.
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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