Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but every time you volunteer to do something, it's a 'vote' about the kind of community you want to live in.
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Every community has that certain someone who is a ‘shining star’, a perfect example of the phrase, ‘good neighbor’. These people might or might not belong to any certain civic organization, group, or church, they might even be related to you, and they’re always willing to help whenever and wherever they see a need. Whether young or old, male or female, they unselfishly go through life, demonstrating the quality of good citizenship, caring for one another, with love of their fellow man and country, while never expecting any recognition for their deeds. It could be a neighbor, teacher, business person or just about anyone who’s been a positive influence in the lives of others.
If you know someone like this, please consider nominating them for the
You can download a form here.
If you have a few items you no longer want or need, please consider donating them to theMurray Freedom Festival's rummage sale on May 19th and 20th. Items must be in good, clean condition.
Sorry, but we cannot accept tv's, computers or clothes.
Proceeds will help offset expenses for Murray's 4th of July celebration.
Call President, John Hensch, 402-616-1367
Secretary, Pat Zeigler, at 402-235-2926 for details.
Please mark your calendars for April 21st for our spring carnival! It will be a fun family night for our school community, including student prizes, cake walk, bounce houses, and many fun-filled carnival games!
In order to make our carnival successful, we need around 100 volunteers. We are in great need for volunteers, especially the second shift of the night. The shifts run from 5:00-7:00 or 7:00-9:00. Please consider signing up for a shift, or encouraging any groups or Conestoga High School students to volunteer their time to this community event.
We are also looking for a few more donations. Primarily, we need more cakes/cupcakes for the cake walk and individual bags of potato chips. To sign up for donations or volunteer time, please go to the following:
Thank you so much for all of your support not only for the carnival, but for all the PTO sponsored events throughout the year. We truly have an outstanding community. Go Cougars!!!
THE KIDS NEED YOUR HELP!
Hunger is an evil thing. Without enough good food, you can't think clearly, your immune system becomes compromised and you can become sick more often. With Spring now here, they also need lighter clothing, shorts, short-sleeved shirts and tops, sundresses, etc.
When you donate to the Conestoga Backpack Program, the school staff sends food, hygiene and clean clothes home with more than 30 needy kids.
You may donate items at any time through May. There is a container at Cornerstone Bank, you may take items to Conestoga Elementary School, or call Jill, 402-660-3543, and she'll arrange to have your items picked up at your home.
It's easy to help. Each time you go to the grocery store, just pick up one extra item for the kids.
*Suggested food items should be somewhat easy for small children to open and prepare:
*Canned Goods,*Granola Bars,*Cereal,*Cereal Bars,*Mac & Cheese,*Tuna or chicken salad with crackers,*Fruit Cups, Bar Soap, Toothpaste/toothbrush, Shampoo/Conditioner, Clothes/Coats
SURROUNDING AREA EVENTS.....
Time to get outdoors for some camping and fishing! Head on over to Louisville, NE State Recreation Area on Highway 50.
You'll need a park permit to get into Louisville SRA, but the small $6 daily pass is well worth it. You can also get an annual permit with instructions below.
While you're at Louisville SRA, be sure to check out Greg McCubbins' LTD Outdoors Bait & Tackle Shop, phone 402-234-2516. Stop in to pick up a cold drink, sandwich, bait or camping supplies that you might have forgotten. A cool guy who might even tell you where the BIG ones are bitin'! (Well, maybe...)
Greg also plans to have live outdoor music throughout the summer. Bring your lawn chair and get set-up in the parking lot for the first outdoor concert featuring 'Lucas Minor and the Country Mile' band on Saturday, April 15th, at 6 pm, weather permitting.
Did you know that you can get a Nebraska Park Entry Permit and fishing permit online, or at the entrance gate to most state parks, sra's and even some gas stations? The fee for an annual permit for a Nebraska-licensed vehicle is only $31 and you can get another for your other car or truck for only$16. With the park permit on your windshield, (in the lower-left corner), you can enter any of the Nebraska Parks or SRA's through December 31st, as many times as you wish. A daily pass is $6. With so many nice parks nearby, the annual pass can really help save a ton of cash, especially if you and your family enjoy being outdoors.
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Ashfall Fossil Beds
Box Butte Reservoir
Lewis and Clark
Rock Creek Lake
Rock Creek Station
Wildcat Hills SRA and Nature Center
For more information on some great things to do in our own state, visit http://outdoornebraska.gov/.
A pretty picture of the Weeping Water City Pond taken a couple of weeks ago. It's a nice place to go for a picnic and some fishing.
Palm Sunday is only four days away. After church and a nice breakfast at Conestoga Elementary in Murray, go over to Louisville for a FREE old-time country gospel concert that starts at 2 pm. The old movie theater has been the home to the Cornhusker Country Music Theater for forty years.
Bring your family, your voice and, if you have a musical instrument, bring it, too, along with your favorite gospel music, and join in some old-fashioned fun. Musicians, this is open stage, so sign-in at 1:30.
See ya'll there!
Junior Vet Camp
For students completing 2nd - 5th grades
The Oxbow Junior Veterinarian Camp is designed especially for children who have a passion for animals and veterinary medicine.
The 4-day camp includes many hands-on activities involving live animals, games and unique crafts.
Campers learn about veterinary tools, x-rays, body systems and functions, and important issues like animal over-population. In addition, they also get to practice activities like real veterinarians perform, including record-keeping and animal health exams.
At the end of camp, they perform a mock surgery, using all that they’ve learned. Campers get their very own set of scrubs and a stethoscope to take home.
Elmwood-Murdock Elementary School (Elmwood, NE) June 5 - 8
I have a special attachment for this camp as I worked at Oxbow Animal Health for many years and this was a project I helped start. Any child who loves animals would love this camp.
For more information and registration visit the Oxbow Academy website.
*Acoustic Music (No cover charge)
** Band ($6 cover unless otherwise marked)
ALL SHOWS START AT 7 PM
28 *Acoustic Rooster (fun, fun!!)
2 ** Claudia Nygaard (Nashville Recording Artist, $12 cover)
3 * Dan Bird (Stargazing after the concert weather permitting!)
10 **Sandy Creek (country & Bluegrass)
16 * Kathy Logan (they call her Jumpin' Kate)
17 **Tracy Skretta with SkreTTa, ETC. (classic rock)
23 * Kevin Killion (one of our favorites for the past 9 summers!)
24 **Cajunfest with Swampboy ($10 cover includes free beer)
30 * Pizza Delivery Guyz (the pizza oven will be goin')
1 ** Tribute to Johnny Cash (duh, this is self explanatory!)
2 ** Bill Chrastil (this guy does award winning impersonations!)
7 * Dave Berman Acoustic (new guy on the block, great talent!)
8 ** Tribute to Jimmy Buffett Band (wear your island gear!)
14 **Lucas Minor and The Country Mile (country)
15 **Private Stock (variety, classic rock, blues)
21 *Tony & Walt (great listening music!)
22 ** Toasted Ponies (Bluegrass)
28 * Dustin West Acoustic (should be great, like his tribute bands)
29 ** Osage (3 piece classic rock)
4 *Dan Bird (a new one on our line up... sounds good!)
5 ** Ed Archibald (smooth Jazz, saxaphone and full band)
11 * Kevin Killion (one of our favorites!)
12 ** Daybreak Rock N Roll Show (Rock)
18 * Acoustic Rooster (acoustic yes, but you can dance to these guys!)
19 ** Silver Wings (Classic Country)
25 * Tom & Wes (great duo!)
26 **Classic Crossing (aka Vinyl Spirit, classic rock)
1 Tribute to John Denver (You guessed it! For all you 70's lovers)
2017 Nebraska Folk & Roots Festival, will be held once again on beautiful Branched Oak Farmon June 16 and 17!
Full festival lineup at the Launch party
1867 Bar ,101 N 14th, Lincoln, Nebraska, April 8th.
HEY, COUNTRY MUSIC FANS.........
April 15 - Ken Brinton & Friends
April 29 - Jeanette Hill & August Moon Band
May 13 - Rayne Magill & Friends
May 27 - Bill Hill & Fine Wine Band
June 10 -Rick & Harriette Andersen & Jackie Shewey
June 24 - Frank Bigelow & Friends
July 8 - Dirty River Ramblers
July 22 - Rodger Roberts & Friends
August 5 - George Pierce & Friends
August 19 - Almost Good, John & Bonnie Stephens
September 2 - Jamie Williams & Friends
September 16 - Irish Donahoo & Ty Seeger
September 30 -Fred Larson & Friends
October 14 - Anniversary Show
October 28 - Larry Hansen & Friends
November 11 - Warren Brewer & Friends
November 25 - Plum Tuckered
December 9 - Christmas Show for Young Musicians
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.
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.
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