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Murray Newsletter - August 17, 2016

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In the good old summer time,
In the good old summer time,
Strolling through a shady lane,
With your baby mine.
You hold her hand and she holds yours,
And that's a very good sign
That she's your tootsey~wootsey
In the good old summer time.

Lyrics by Ren Shields

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Left to right, Cass County Princess, Cami Larson, new Cass County Fair Queen,
Whitney Todd and Former Cass County Fair Queen, Brenna Backemeyer.
(Photo submitted by Kelly & Sydney Todd.  Thank you!) 
Miss Union, Whitney Todd,  was crowned the 2016-17 Cass County Queen in Weeping Water at the County Fair this week.  The daughter of Gary and Kelly Todd was class salutatorian at her 2016 graduation from Conestoga High School. This fall, Whitney will attend the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. 
Camille Larson of Murray/Beaver Lake was crowned as the 2016-17 Cass County Princess.  The daughter of Tim and Lisa Larson, 'Cami' represented Murray at the Cass County Fair Queen Contest. A  2016 graduate of Conestoga High School, Cami was her class valedictorian and plans to attend University of Nebraska in Omaha. 

Witte Physical Therapy

Again this year Witte Physical Therapy will be honoring a student of week.

This student will be selected for the local high schools in Cass County based on submissions by the schools and community leaders. One student will be selected each week and invited to stop by Witte PT for a prize.

The first student of the week winner will be chosen the week of September 12th, so all submission must be in by September 9th.  Send nominations to dan@wittephysicaltherapy.com.




Twelve Winners Nationwide to Each Receive $1,000 Contribution to NEST 529 College Savings Account

The Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) and First National Bank of Omaha announced today the fifth annual “Draw Your Dreams” contest that will run from August 5 through September 30. Twelve winners will each receive a $1,000 contribution to a NEST 529 College Savings Plan account.

To qualify for the scholarship, students must create and submit 9-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 entries. The contest is open to children in kindergarten through eighth grade in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Entries are limited to the first 400 submissions entered between August 5 and September 30.

“What better way for a child to envision the future than to create a piece of art that portrays the child’s dreams and goals? Encouraging children to think about what they want to be when they grow up jumpstarts the conversation about saving for college and inspires families to start saving now,” said Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg, Trustee of NEST. “The first step is to ignite an interest in our future scientists, lawyers, politicians, teachers, journalists, social workers, and skilled trades men and women. The next step is to help young people make it happen.”

“NEST is helping families across the country reach their college savings goals and achieve their big dreams that come after graduation,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha. “We are thrilled to be awarding 12 students a $1,000 contribution to a NEST 529 Plan account in hopes that one day their drawings will come to life.”

Entries can be submitted starting 12 a.m. August 5 and must be received by 11:59 p.m. September 30. Only scanned or photographed copies of the original drawings will be accepted. Entries may be submitted online at planartsnetwork.org where a parent or guardian can upload the art and enter contact information. Copies (not originals) of the drawing also are accepted by mailing 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 www.NEST529.com and click on Grow. Then select Scholarships & Rewards. Contest rules also are available at https://treasurer.nebraska.gov/csp/scholarships/.

To find out more about NEST College Savings Plans, visit www.NEST529.com or treasurer.nebraska.gov.

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 251,000 accounts, including 73,000 in Nebraska. Visit NEST529.com and treasurer.nebraska.gov for more information.

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 $20 billion in managed assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.

Investments Are Not FDIC Insured* No Bank, State or Federal Guarantee May Lose Value
*Except the Bank Savings Individual Investment Option

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The next planning meeting for the 2017 Freedom Festival will be

Tuesday, September 6, at Murray Town Hall, 7 p.m.

If you have comments, suggestions or would like to volunteer to help, please plan to attend.  This would be a great community service project for students graduating soon!

(Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., at Town Hall.)

To be added to the agenda, call Pat, 235-2926.

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St. John the Baptist School is an elementary Catholic school in Plattsmouth, NE.
Immediate openings are now available for an After-School Care 'Teacher'.

The after-school care program provides parents with a safe and familiar environment for their children after regular school hours.

You must be able to work after school hours,
Monday thru Thursday 3-5:30 p.m. and Fridays, 2:30 - 5:30.

For required qualifications, please refer to holyspiritplattsmouth.com
OR call Principal, Linda Monahan, at 402-296-6230.

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2016 08 10 LOFTE Red Velvet


By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten
Sept 9 - 11 & 15 - 18
Thurs-Sat 7:30 p.m.
Sundays 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $19

The Verdeen cousins (Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette) could not have picked a worse time to schedule their family reunion. They face an uphill battle on the hottest day in July, smack-dab in the middle of Texas tornado season. Soon a parade of wildly eccentric Verdeen's descend upon their southern town and things spin hilariously out of control. You will wish your own family reunions were this much fun!

This production runs for seven dates over the course of two weekends. Be sure to make your reservations and don't miss this family-friendly hootenanny!



Officially registered with USA Swimming, the Plattsmouth Swim Club (PSC) will be a year round swim club that competes with all USA Swimming Guidelines. All swimmers who participate will need to be registered with USA Swimming. In addition to being registered with USA Swimming, you will also need to register with the PSC. The fees for each are outlined below.

PSC Monthly Club Fee - $30.00
USA Swimming Yearly Registration Fee - $64.00

PSC will be using software to register for all swim meets. This software & website will also be used to send out communication to all swim families. Swimmers are not required to attend swim meets but strongly encouraged. Each swim meet will have an entry fee and a fee for each event that the swimmer chooses to compete in. Additional details on swim meets will be given at the parent meeting.

Registration Dates & Parent Meeting

Thursday, August 18th - 5 - 7 pm at Plattsmouth Community Center
Wednesday, August 24th - 5 - 7 pm at Plattsmouth Community Center
Parent Meeting - August 24th - 7 pm at Senior Center - PCC

Board is in need of assistance! If you are interested in participating on the PSC Board, we are in need of a Registrar and would like to find a dedicated Treasurer. If you are interested in assisting with these positions, please contact Stephanie Bridges (stephanie.bridges100@gmail.com) or Missy Berry (coachmissypsc@gmail.com).

Current Board:

Head Coach - Missy Berry
Club President - Stephanie Bridges
Board Delegates - Danelle Broderson & Theresa McClatchey

Team apparel and a Team Spirit Committee will be fun additions to add as the club grows in numbers and strength. Please consider donating your time this fall & winter to help make this short-course season a success for the club.

We are super excited to get this going. We will have lots of additional information for you at the parent meeting.

We look forward to seeing you at Registration.

For more information, please contact:

Stephanie Bridges
Plattsmouth Swim Club President
Cell: 703-928-1183

Missy Berry
Head Coach

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Sunday, October 9, 2:30 PM, 20th Annual Schoolhouse Fiddling Bee

Greenblatt & Seay proudly announce the 20th ANNUAL SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE. This historical, hysterical event will take place on Sunday, October 9, 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.

For more information, and to register on line, log on to:http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddling_bee.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 with Greenblatt & Seay.

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

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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.

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