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Murray Newsletter - April 26, 2017




2017 04 26 May Day


Remember May Day and making sweet little baskets for your friends as a child? Why not continue this sweet, fun tradition with your kids or grandkids this year?

To start, you just need are some little paper cups or pretty paper. You can make your own design on plain paper, too.  Then just form the paper into a little cone shape and tape it.  Make a handle from a chenille stem, (aka a 'pipe cleaner'), or ribbon.  

Next, fill your little basket with sweets or even a violet and dandelion bouquet.  Then, place it on your friend's doorknob, ring the bell and sneak away!  If they catch you, you might get a hug or a peck on the cheek!  

It's an old-fashioned way to have some fun and brighten someone's day!



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Minutes of Murray's Board of Trustees' April 11th, meeting are now posted.  Click on the Village Office tab above to read the latest updates.

Also, due to plumbing problems, our Town Hall building suffered some major water damage a couple of weeks ago.  Please be patient while cleaning and reorganizing take place.  Thank you.




Many thanks to Theresa McClatchey for sharing a few photos of last Friday's school carnival.  

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The elementary teachers helped to get everything set-up.  Dedicated teachers...we love 'em!

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Lots of photo ops with reigning 'real' princesses!

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Face painting!

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Cake walks are always a lot of fun!

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Here are a couple of cakes that I made and donated, too,fudge-filled chocolate fleck and fresh banana cakes.  

Looks like everyone had a great time!


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2017 04 05 NEH Alumni Banquet

Contact Burnie Stedman with banquet questions: 402-269-3010.




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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 couple who’s made a positive influence in the lives of others.

If you know someone like this, please consider nominating them for the


Download the form by clicking the link above or here.



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Murray Residents,

It's time to renew your pet's license or to have your new pet licensed. The deadline is May 1st.

Download a form here.

Thank you!



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If you have a few items you no longer want or need, please consider donating them to the  Murray Freedom Festival's rummage sale on May 19th and 20th. Items must be clean and in good or repairable condition.   

 You can deliver your items to the Murray Christian Church, 304 W. Young Street, on Thursday, May 18th, between 3 and 8 p.m.  If you cannot bring your items to the church, call one of the numbers below and we'll arrange to pick them up for you!

Sorry, but we cannot accept tv's, computers or clothes. 

Proceeds will help offset expenses for Murray's 4th of July celebration. 

Thank you!! 

Call President, John Hensch, 402-616-1367
Secretary, Pat Zeigler, at 402-235-2926 for details.




All sale participants join together to pay for advertising and maps.
Contact Pat, 402-235-2926, to get signed-up.  Download a form here or pick one up at Murray's post office, Town Hall, Cornerstone Bank or Murray Building and Supply.



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The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 2, 2017.



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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  




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Now THIS is Something Pretty Cool!

Soon, the Memory Lane Museum, 215 W. Eldora, in Weeping Water, NE will be hosting a display of items from the collection of Kevin Brack.

For several years, Kevin has been collecting memorabilia from celebrities in the sports, TV, movie and music worlds. Some of the items to be displayed this season will be guitars from Sting and Taylor Swift, Debra Winger's 'Wonder Girl' costume, Ken Norton's boxing trunks and robe, signed baseballs and an evening gown from Katherine Heigl. From the movie 'Blindside', there's even a basketball hoop and jersey worn by country music star Tim McGraw. Oh, now give me a letter.  'V'.....YES! There's even a gown from Vanna White! Many TV show scripts, signed by cast members, will also be on display.

Beginning Tuesday, May 2nd, and each Tuesday thru Saturday thru the end of October, the museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  They'll be closed Sundays and Mondays. To make a special appointment to view Memory Lane during off-hours, call 402-297-1820, 402-267-4925 or 402-267-5562.

The Brack collection isn't the only thing going on at Memory Lane. On the 3rd Wednesday of each month from April through October will be the Brown Bag Lunch programs. A guest speaker will give a one-hour presentation, from noon to 1:00, on a  different topic each month.  

This season's topics and speakers are:  

May 17 - Pioneering in Nebraska, by Richard Hoback  

June 21 - All About Bees & Bee Keeping, by Randy Cumming from Omaha Bee Club  

July 19 Beth Streeter Aldrich House & New Gardens by Kirk Shrader  

August 16, Fraud Watch Network by Chris Erwinski from AARP  

September 20 - Fused Glass & Demonstration by Pam Newell

October 18 - About Essential Oils by Stephanie Wolcott.  

Programs are subject to change, so you may want to call ahead for information at 402-267-5562.

For genealogists, Memory Lane Museum also has plot information and a map for the Oakwood Cemetery.


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2017 04 26 PLT Book Sale



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2017 04 12 PLT Holy Spirit luncheon



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2017 03 29 MDK OxbowVetCamp

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.


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*Acoustic Music (No cover charge)

** Band ($6 cover unless otherwise marked)



28 *Acoustic Rooster (fun, fun!!)


2 ** Claudia Nygaard (Nashville Recording Artist, $12 cover)

3 * Dan Bird (Stargazing after the concert weather permitting!)

9 * Lucas Minor (great guitar and modern country sounds)

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)



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2017 03 22 WW Congregational dinner






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


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.Plattsmouth Adult EducationAdds 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 MahonyEmployment and Training CoordinatorExperience Works, Inc.1111 "O" Street Ste 205--American Job CenterLincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402-441-1654Fax: 402-441-6038stephanie_mahony@experienceworks.orgNebraska Toll-free Number: 1-877-314-7526

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