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Murray Newsletter - December 28, 2016

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The speed limit is now 45 mph through the Highway 75 construction zone north of Plattsmouth.

By observing the new speed limit and with courteous driving,  TOGETHER we can greatly minimize the chance of accidents.  Let's all help to keep everyone safe during this construction period.

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Minutes for the December 13, 2016 Village Board meeting are now posted.

Click on the Village Office tab above to read the latest.


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The SCC Winter 2017 catalog just hit mailboxes and it is the first quarter for the new SCC Learning Center at Plattsmouth! We are thrilled to be supporting Cass County and look forward to broadening our horizons!

We'd love to hear class ideas from folks who would like to instruct and, of course, from those interested in taking classes!

Be a part of the first classes offered at the SCC Learning Center at Plattsmouth! We have something of interest for everyone, including:

· Computer Basics

· Jazzercize

· Old Time Insulator Coat Rack

· Get a New Perspective: 3-Perspective Drawing Techniques AND Interior Views

· Scrapbooking

· Funk up Your Junk

· American History I (credit)

· Introduction to Business (credit)

· Interpersonal Relations (credit)

And more credit and leisure to YOUR interest!

Lyn Belitz
Plattsmouth Learning Center Coordinator
537 Main St Plattsmouth NE 68048 (402) 437-2298
SCC Learning Center at Plattsmouth


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Hunger is an evil thing. Without enough good food, your immune system becomes compromised and you can become sick more often. Hunger can make you not very pleasant to be around sometimes. We've all had that feeling from time to time. We get a little grumpy and think, 'I just need a little something to eat and I'll feel better'. When you're a child, it's difficult to concentrate on schoolwork when you're hungry, because you can only think about when and where your next meal is coming from and, unfortunately, some children only have 'a little something to eat'.

Throughout the school year, the Backpack Program helps to provide for those children, age preschool - 6th grade, who might not have enough food to sustain them during their time at home.  During the week they receive a meal at school, but that could be their only meal of the day. Sadly, when they go home, they might not have anything else to eat. 

When you donate to the Conestoga Backpack Program, the school staff sends those items home with more than 30 kids. Clean clothes and hygiene items are also needed. 

You may donate items at any time through May, at Murray State Bank, at Conestoga Elementary School, or you may call Jill, 402-660-3543, and she'll arrange to have your items picked up at your home.

These suggested items should be somewhat easy for small children to open and prepare:

*Canned Goods *Granola Bars *Cereal *Cereal Bars *Mac & Cheese
*Fruit Cups *Bar Soap *Toothpaste/toothbrush *Shampoo/Conditioner



Murray's Planning Commission is currently inactive due to lack of members.  If you are interested in being a member of the Murray Planning Commission, please contact the clerk at 402-235-2119 for more information.


Six Winners Announced in 4th Annual
NEST Dear Grandchild Scholarship Drawing
Each Winning Grandparent Receives $1,000 for NEST 529 College Savings Account

Lincoln, Neb. (December 21, 2016) – First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg today announced the six winning grandparents in the fourth annual Dear Grandchild Scholarship Drawing. Each winner will receive a $1,000 contribution to a NEST 529 College Savings Account for a beneficiary or beneficiaries of the winner’s choice.

To qualify for the scholarship drawing, grandparents submitted letters to their grandchildren, great-nieces or great-nephews, expressing their hopes and dreams for their loved ones and why higher education is important. A random drawing revealed the following six winners:

Anthony Reuter Olathe, KS
Douglas Koopman Hastings, NE
Gregory Coker Myakka City, FL
Jerellen Fisher Omaha, NE
Lynn Wood Myrtle Beach, SC
Margaret Youngberg Lincoln, NE

“The responses to our Dear Grandchild Scholarship Drawing were heart-warming. Thank you to every grandparent, great-aunt and great-uncle who wrote encouraging and loving letters,” said Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg, Trustee of NEST. “Family support for higher education can motivate a child to pursue college. We hope this scholarship money helps grandparents realize the importance of their support, both financial and emotional, and keeps them involved in their grandchildren’s education.”

“Our team at NEST 529 College Savings realizes how important grandparents are in helping pay for college expenses. This annual scholarship drawing highlights the vital support system that grandparents provide. Thanks to grandparent love, several children are on a better financial path to achieving their college dreams,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha.
The Dear Grandchild Drawing received entries between Sept. 11 and Nov. 30. Each winner may divide his or her winnings equally among up to four children. With the exception of New York and Florida, the contest was open to residents of the United States and the District of Columbia.
For scholarship contest rules, visit NEST529.com and click on Grow. Then select Scholarships & Rewards. Contest rules also are available at 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 246,000 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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Cass Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is currently recruiting CASA advocates to speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in Cass County. The next training session is scheduled for January 2017 for five weeks. We are also seeking male volunteers as more than 60% of our children are male.

What does a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer do? Each CASA volunteer is screened, trained and completes 30 hours of pre-service training. The training consists of 15 hours of online training and 15 hours of in-person training. Once trained, CASA volunteers are assigned under the Juvenile Court jurisdiction to speak on behalf of a child to ensure the needs and interests of abused and neglected children are being met.

Who are CASA volunteers? Our active volunteers are individuals from our community who work part-time, full-time or are retired. Volunteers commit to one year with a child, but seldom leave a case until it has been terminated.

Please call Debbie Green, Volunteer Coordinator at (402) 296-9521 or email dgreen@casscasa.org and become a CASA volunteer today. If you would like to learn more information about our program, visit our website at www.casscasa.org

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Next meeting, January 3, 2017!


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There will be 140 cars, trucks & motorcycles sold this weekend to the highest bidder!!!!!! This is a ninety minute auction and we ask everyone to be their on time and we accept cash only no debit or credit cards or checks accepted!! A lock smith is on hand  to make keys at the buyers expense if they should need a key. Many have keys already!!! Inspection starts at 8am!!! Thanks Randy
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Plattsmouth Adult Education
Adds Job Skills and New Class Times

Plattsmouth Community School District Adult Education begins its 40th year with a new focus on College and Career Readiness. The Federal Government has charged all adult education programs with preparing students for college and the workplace. Plattsmouth is stepping up. PCSD will integrate job search, workplace skills, and college preparation into its GED, English language, and Adult Basic Education courses.

To meet this challenge, an additional class session is being offered on Thursday mornings.
Classes are offered Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday during the public school year at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., at the PACE Center, 15508 2nd Ave. The PACE Center is located across from the high school to the west.

Please call Tallie VanWesten, program director, at 402-296-3174 Ext. 2315 for information.

New students may begin during any class period by arriving a few minutes early. You will be very welcome.


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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 Toll-free Number: 1-877-314-7526

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