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Murray Newsletter - July 12, 2017

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The Murray Freedom Festival Board of Trustees wishes to thank all of those who attended our fundraising events this past year and those volunteering to help by either donating their time, supplies, money and/or manpower. We apologize to anyone who is inadvertently left off this list.
We appreciate your continued support! THANK YOU!

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ALAN MILLER
ANDREW JIMINEZ
ANN WIERINGA
ANYTIME FITNESS
APRIL & CHAD SCHMECKPEPER
BEAVER LAKE BP
BILL & CONNIE FARIS
BONNIE PARTIN
BROWN FLORAL
CAROLYN SWITZER
CASS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
CASS COUNTY TOURISM
CASSGRAM, STEVE WARGA
CATHY & KEVIN SMITH
CHAR MARS
CINDY REDDEN
CONESTOGA HIGH SCHOOL ART STUDENTS
CORNERSTONE BANK
DANA SAYERS
DAVE & MARY NIELSEN
DAVE & TRACY MORTON
DEANNA FILKINS
DeWayne & LYNNE WHITMER
DIANE & RUSS BAXTER
DJ’S DUGOUT
EILEEN MURDOCH
ERIC DENNIS/CONESTOGA ELEMENTARY
ERIC MATSON
FASTENAL, PLTSMTH, J.VALLERY, MGR
FORTERRA, DAVID WILSON
GARY DETERDING
GEORGE BLESSING, JR.
GEORGE’S ELECTRONICS
GRACE WEISZ
GREG HARTEL
HY-VEE
IDONA & WAYNE PLYBON
JEFF HENRY CHEVROLET
JEFF OLSON
JEN FITCH
JILL BEDELL/PLATTSMOUTH JOURNAL
JIM & DIANE GIACOVELLI
JOYCE JOHNSON
JSM CONCRETE
JUDY SIMPSON
JULIE BEAR & ROB BEEBE
KAREN BRANNON
KATE & CHRIS HALL
KEEP CASS COUNTY BEAUTIFUL
KUTTER’S DEN, AL JOHNSON
LARSON MOTORS
LAURA WEATHERBY
LaVONNE BEIL
LIBERTY ENTERPRISES/ MIKE GILLOTT
LINDA GRUNEWALD
LIQUOR at the LAKE
LOREN & SANDY JORGENSON
LTD OUTDOORS, LLC
LUCAS MINOR and the COUNTRY MILE band
MARYANN TOMAN
MATT, ANDREA & MADISON ZEIGLER
MICHAEL BLAND
MINNIE MAE SAYERS
MURRAY BOY SCOUTS
MURRAY BUILDING & SUPPLY
MURRAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH/ PASTOR MIKE NJUS
MURRAY GIRL SCOUTS
MURRAY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH/ STACEY & PASTOR BILL McConnell
MURRAY REPAIR
MURRAY VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE
MVP ENTERPRISES
N & W TRANSFER, D. HOBSCHEIDT
NANCY KIROFF
NANETTE MERRILL
NEHAWKA BANK
NEHAWKA BAR & GRILL/BRIAN MINER
PATTI PETERSON/PLATTSMOUTH JOURNAL
PAUL & SUSAN RICE
PLUMBER DAVE
PRO CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM
RAFAEL DORADOR
RICH’S PAINTING
ROBBIE MINK
ROLLIN & KARYL TERRYBERRY
ROSE & LYNN GERNERT
SHARP’S TOWING/BILLY SHARP
SHELLI & ROBERT HAYES
STAN & DONNA FLAK
STAN’S BAKERY
STEVE GDOVIC
STEVE RISHEL
STUTHEIT IMPLEMENT
TED JOCHIM TRUCKING
TEENA CHAPPELL
TIKI TIME BAR
TIM, COURTNEY & NOAH GROBECK
TWO GYPSIES QUAINT GOODS
VILLAGE of MURRAY TRUSTEES
VIRGINIA SPANGLER
WES REDDEN, THE PANCAKE KING
WILES BROS
WITTE PHYSICAL THERAPY

Please visit our website, www.MurrayFreedomFestivalNE.com, as photos of the celebration will be added, and remember to check there periodically for upcoming events.

If you have any comments/suggestions/concerns for next year’s event, please email us at murrayfreedomfestival@gmail.com or send via regular mail to ‘MURRAY FREEDOM FESTIVAL, P.O. BOX 244, MURRAY, NE 68409-0244.

Organizational meetings are held year-round at 7 pm, Murray Town Hall, on the first Tuesday of each month. Everyone’s welcome to attend and share their ideas!

Funded in Part by Cass County Tourism www.visitcasscounty.com

 

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2017 07 04 Andrew Jiminez new logo

After several weeks of rainy weather, the skies stayed mostly sunny for much of our 2017 Independence Day celebrations. Except for a brief shower in early afternoon, it actually turned out to be a beautiful night for fireworks. The air was almost as sticky as the mud at the oozeball tournaments, at this year's Freedom Festival in Murray, although with actual temps in the upper 80's, the humidity level made it seem much warmer.  It couldn't stop the fun happening throughout the village, though!  

Enjoy the photos, many of which were contributed by April Schmeckpeper, Jillian Hardebrook, Geo Blessing, Ann Wieringa, Jessica Vallery, Greg Hartel, Tricia Minor and others.  Thanks for sharing!.

2017 07 04 MFF 5K start

2017 07 04 5K winners

Results of the 5K Fun Run/Walk are as follows, with the participants' times listed, also.

6-18 age group,
#247 Madison Nash 20.35
#261 Jack Welch 20.53

19-55 age group,
#230 Allison Nielsen 21.01
#183 Brandon Skocz 18.11

Over 55 age group,
#266 Julia Gates 29.51
#234 Ray Valek 28.24

2017 07 04 MFF George Blessing Sr. on his Segway

2017 07 04 MFF Grand Marshal cert Kay Shields 1

At MVFD's annual pancake feed, Kay Shields was presented a certificate, that was wrapped in a t-shirt bearing MFF's new logo, as this year's Grand Marshal was announced by MFF Board President, John Hensch, (below).

2017 07 04 Grand Marshal Kay Shields and Pres John Hensch x

Miss Murray, Maddie Daly, was then announced by Pastor Mike Njus of Murray Christian Church, (below).

2017 07 04 Pastor Njus Miss Murray Maddie Daly

Oozeball served up a ton of fun for 26 teams!  Sorry that we had to turn 2 teams away, because we'd reached our team-limit.  If we have more volunteers to help out, we could add more teams next year.  Also, remember to sign-up early!

2017 07 04 MFF Oozeball fun

2017 07 04 MFF Oozeball round one winners

2017 07 04 Oozeball 1

2017 07 04 MFF Oozeball showers

2017 07 04 Oozeball 3

2017 07 04 Oozeball Champs Chroma

2017 07 04 MFF Jess Mia Judy

The Murray Christian Church served-up their famous pie and ice cream treats, along with other tasty goodies!  Craft and home-canned food items for sale lined a table and all enjoyed cooling off inside, away from summer's heat.
2017 07 04 MFF MCC craft table
2017 07 04 MCCs Millard Carnes Kirsten Miller
2017 07 04 MCC Robbie Kimi
 2017 07 04 MFF MCC lunch2017 07 04 MCC
Murray Freedom Festival's 2nd Annual Show-n-Shine took place this year
on the northwest lot of Conestoga Elementary School.  This venue worked
out great, offering lots of parking area for all the cool vehicles.  From a
start last year of about 18 vehicles, we grew to about 47 this time!   If you had
a vehicle in the show and want to help us improve it next year, send us
a note.  We'd be happy to hear your comments! 

 2017 07 04 MFF Hammons memorial tractors

2017 07 04 MFF Hammons tractor sign

2017 07 04 MFF Vance Balfours 47 Ford

 2017 07 04 MFF 2nd Show n Shine

 2017 07 04 MFF More car show

2017 07 04 MFF Ford Fairlane

2017 07 04 MFF 55 Chevy

2017 07 04 MFF Trucks at Show n Shine

2017 07 04 MFF Vintage car

2017 07 04 MFF Classic cars

2017 07 04 MFF Show n Shine

2017 07 04 MFF Speer Family friends concessions stand 1

About 1:45 a brief thundershower came thru and the vintage cars and trucks beat it out of the parking lot. All in all, it was a good showing for the Festival's 2nd Annual Show-n-Shine.

.2017 07 04 Gaga pit fun

2017 07 04 Volunteers Kevin Smith Mike Zeigler

2017 07 04 Fariss golf cart

2017 07 04 MFF Bonnie Partin Pat Zeigler

This year, the Murray Presbyterian Church, represented by Stacey McConnell and Ann Wieringa, wanted to host a kids' carnival. What was even more enticing, was that they wanted to offer the fun free of charge for kids up to 12 years old. It turned out to be a real hit with young families!

2017 07 04 MPC VBS Geared up

2017 07 04 MFF Kids Carnival 10

2017 07 04 MPC kids golf

2017 07 04 MPC Framed at Kids Carnival 7

2017 07 04 MPC Kids Carnival

2017 07 04 MPC Cotton Candy

2017 07 04 MPC bubbles

2017 07 04 MFF Kids Carnival 1

2017 07 04 MPC Bounce house

2017 07 04 MPC Kids Carnival 2

2017 07 04 MPC Float prep

2017 07 04 MPC Carnival Robot

2017 07 04 MPC Carnival friends

When you're looking for a place to cool off during the hot July 4th afternoon,
head inside the elementary school for some Bingo! 

017 07 04 Mike Gillott Bingo

2017 07 04 Bingo

2017 07 04 Bingo players

Early evening, and it's time to get in line for the Grand Parade!  There has never been an entry fee to be in the parade, and everyone's welcome to join in.  All you have to do is go to the elementary school and get in line.  It's been like this for probably, at least 40+ years and we don't anticipate it changing.  So start thinking about joining in next year.  It's a great way to advertise your business, or just to take a walk through our village, celebrating in a small-town way, our great nation and all it has to offer!

2017 07 04 Scouts carry colors

2017 07 04 Parade going west

2017 07 04 Murrays rescue vehicles

2017 07 04 MFF MCC Float

2017 07 04 MFF MCC float Pastor Njus Susan Rice

2017 07 04 Paul Rice parade friend

2017 07 04 Parade tractor

 2017 07 04 Conestoga band

2017 07 04 Cass County Sheriffs dept

2017 07 04 parade VW Bug

2017 07 04 Kristen Dylan

2017 07 04 MPC float

2017 07 04 Miss Cass Co Whitney Todd

2017 07 04 Jared Ella Lewis go carts

2017 07 04 Conestoga band parade 10

2017 07 04 Conestoga Cheerleaders

2017 07 04 MFF Geo Blessing parade organizer

 2017 07 04 MFF Music Banners 1

 Sponsors of the live music portion of the Freedom Festival
had their names on a banner, shown above.  Former Murray resident, Lucas Minor, and his Country Mile band, performed for the crowd after the parade, up until the fireworks started. 
 
This year, Conestoga's Dance Team provided a dance camp for kids under 14 at the elementary school in mid-afternoon.  Then, in the evening, the kids showed their talents, performing during the live band's break.  Below are some of the highlights of the Dance Camp kids and high school's Dance Team.
 
 
2017 07 04 MFF Dance Camp kids 1
 
2017 07 04 MFF Dance Camp kids 15
2017 07 04 MFF Dance Camp kids 20
 

 2017 07 04 Twilight music

2017 07 04 Little dancer

2017 07 04 Festival crowd from stage

 2017 07 04 Austin Kristen dancing 1

2017 07 04 FIREWORKS

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2014 03 19 CONSTRUCTION

INFORMATIONAL MEETING
about HIGHWAY 1 ROAD CONSTRUCTION
thru MURRAY

There will be an informational meeting about upcoming construction and removal/replacement of the railroad bridge viaduct on East Main St in Murray.

Work could possibly begin in the fall of 2018, lasting to the winter of 2019, with lane closures and detours.  If you regularly take this route, please plan to attend this meeting to see how this could affect your travel.

Tuesday, July 18
5-7 pm
Conestoga Elementary School, 104 E High St, Murray, NE


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Cass County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
Program Welcomes Two New Volunteers

The Cass County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program is proud to announce that two new CASA advocates were sworn-in by Judge John Steinheider on June 30, 2017. The new CASA advocates are Karie Kirkland McKinley and Kay McMahon.
There are a total of 20 Cass County children who are under the jurisdiction of the court due to abuse and/or neglect. Children range in age from two to 17 years old. Currently, 13 active CASA advocates are serving these children.
CASA advocates usually work with one case at a time. They get to know the children and write reports for the Judge, making recommendations about what would be best for the child. They become a stable, reliable presence in the child’s life during a very difficult time, and advocate for the child to have a safe and permanent home as quickly as possible.
The Cass County CASA program was started in 2006. CASA advocates are ordinary people doing an extraordinary thing by having an impact on the lives of abused and neglected children. Most volunteers donate about 2 hours per week (or 8-10 hours a month) and all training is provided. A portion of the pre-service training expenses were paid for by a grant from the Nebraska CASA Association and the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant. If you are interested or want more information, please call or e-mail Debbie Green, Volunteer Coordinator at 402-296-9521 or dgreen@casscasa.org or visit our website at www.casscasa.org.

Cass County CASA program is a 501c3 program that is funded by donations, grants, Keno funds and fundraisers.

Additional information can be found at www.casscasa.org , www.nebraskacasa.org or www.casaforchildren.org

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stained glass

Murray Christian Church is seeking to borrow the stained-glass windows and any other memorabilia from the former church when it was located on Highway 1, near the railroad overpass.

If you have any of these items, or know someone who does, please call 402-296-4362 or 402-658-0304.

Thank you!

(The above photo is NOT an actual item the church is looking for.)

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Nebraska Child Support Payment Center
In Lincoln to Move to New Home
Final Move-in Date to Be Announced Later

 

Lincoln, Neb. (July 10, 2017) – The Nebraska Child Support Payment Center, a division of the Nebraska State Treasurer’s Office, will move from 233 S. Tenth St. in Lincoln, a few blocks away to 421 S. Ninth St., early this autumn, State Treasurer Don Stenberg said today.

Treasurer Stenberg said the move is necessitated by the Lincoln Lancaster County Public Building Commission’s decision to vacate the building that had housed the Child Support Payment Center since it was established by state and federal law in 2001. The date of the move will be announced later.

The center, which is responsible for collecting and disbursing child support, became a division of the State Treasurer’s Office in 2000 in an interagency agreement with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Enforcement of non-custodial parents’ responsibilities for child support payments rests with DHHS and county attorneys.

“This new location is centrally located in downtown Lincoln and is well suited to the Child Support Payment Center’s scaled-down needs. It is a convenient location for non-custodial parents paying child support and is close to other governmental buildings,” Treasurer Stenberg said. “An attractive feature of the new location will be a secure, self-serve kiosk where child support payments can be made 24/7, 365 days a year, adding even more convenience for child support payers.”

The kiosk will be located in an inside lobby with security cameras. Metered parking will be available on Eighth and Ninth streets, and one handicapped parking stall will be reserved near the entrance to the building.

The new location on Ninth Street offers 5,500 square feet of space and is available to the Treasurer’s Office through a space allocation agreement with the State Building Division of the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services. The Child Support Payment Center occupies 7,000 square feet in its current location, but the smaller quarters better suits today’s streamlined operation that makes use of electronic payments and requires fewer employees.

In addition to the move, Stenberg announced that PayPal has been added as an option for parents paying child support. The Nebraska Child Support Payment Center is the first child support payment center in the country to accept payments through PayPal. PayPal is made available through Value Payment Systems, a payment service provider for government and education clients in more than 40 states. A 2.49 percent fee will be charged for payments processed through a user’s PayPal account.
Stenberg said greater reliance on the electronic transfer of money has enabled the center to reduce its workforce significantly in recent years. In 2001—when more than 85 percent of payments coming into the center were made by paper check—the center employed at least 60 staff members, working two shifts and supplemented at busy times with employees from other agencies. The staff now numbers 20.

Today 82 percent of all child support payments are received electronically—compared with 14.4 percent in 2002, the first full year of operation—and 98 percent of all child support payments are distributed electronically—compared with 41 percent in the beginning.

“The Nebraska Child Support Payment Center has been at the forefront of adapting technology to improve efficiency and security and to lower the cost of receiving and disbursing child support payments,” Stenberg said. He said the average cost to process one payment has dropped from $2.54 in 2002 to 96 cents today.

“We have been successful in encouraging non-custodial parents to submit payments electronically or through their employers and in making it possible for custodial parents to receive payments electronically as well, reducing the expense of paper, printing, postage, and staff time, and ensuring that families receive the money to which they are entitled quickly and seamlessly,” Stenberg said.

Troy Reiners, director, said the Nebraska Child Support Payment Center offers more options, by far, for paying child support than any other payment center in the country. PayPal is a welcome option for people without banking or checking accounts or people who maintain active PayPal accounts for making internet purchases, he said

Among the available payment options, in addition to PayPal, are PayNearMe, MoneyGram, Western Union, auto withdrawal, over the phone, through the website, and at the kiosk in the Lincoln center and in the entryway of the Douglas County District Court Clerk’s Office in Omaha. In addition to Nebraska’s two kiosks, payments also can be made at U.S. Payments’ PaySite kiosks at more than 450 locations in 30 states. Through PayNearMe, payments can be made at Family Dollar, 7-Eleven, Ace Cash Express and CVS Pharmacy. Additionally, a large number of payers make payments through their employers.

“We are the leading child support center in the country in terms of payment options offered to payers. We offer more methods than any other center. This is important because when payers have multiple, convenient options to make their payments, they are more likely to pay and children are more likely to receive the financial support they need to live happy and healthy lives,” Reiners said. He said the Nebraska Child Support Payment Center processes payments from people living in every state and many foreign countries, as well as from payers serving in the U.S. military around the world.

Another new feature is the use of text messages to alert child support payers that their payments are due, Reiners said. From links on the text message, payers can access their billing statements and the center’s website landing page that displays the payment options. The use of text messaging has reduced the number of paper statements mailed to child support payers, saving the state as much as $15,000 a month in paper, postage, and processing. In the last 10 years, the center has reduced the number of paper billing statements mailed monthly from 76,000 to 5,000, he said.

Details about payment options are available at https://childsupport.nebraska.gov/ncp/

 


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2017 07 05 LOFTE audition Wait Until Dark
Auditions for ‘Wait Until Dark’ at Lofte Community Theatre

Manley, NE [July 6, 2017] - The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley will be holding open auditions for its upcoming thriller, “Wait Until Dark,” on Monday, July 31 and Tuesday, August 1 at 7pm. Artistic Director Kevin Colbert is looking for one woman, three men and one young girl to fill out the cast.

“Wait Until Dark,” is a classic thriller of Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman imperiled by a trio of men in her apartment. As night falls, Susan discovers that her blindness just may be the key to escape. The play first debuted on Broadway in 1966 and was released as a major film starring Audrey Hepburn in 1967.

Production dates for the play are Sept 8-10 and 14-17. Rehearsals will begin in mid-August. Those wishing to audition should bring a list of possible schedule conflicts and be prepared to read from the script. No experience is necessary, but actors should be prepared to work hard and have fun.

The Lofte is located just northeast of the intersection of Hwy 1 and Hwy 50 in Cass County, near the town of Manley.

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04 17 2010 Town Hall

NOTE FROM TOWN HALL...

Many of us know how convenient it is to pay our utility bills electronically.  No writing out checks, no stamps or envelopes, just a couple of clicks and it's done.

The Village of Murray would like to know how many residents would actually use this service for payment of their water bills. Electronic payments would cost the Village a small amount per transaction to process, however the higher the number of users, the less it would cost.

If you're interested in this service, call Eileen at Town Hall, 402-235-2119. and ask that your name be added to the 'interested' list. It's not a guarantee that this will happen, but it will give the Board a good idea of how many are interested and if it should be implemented.

Pass this word on to your neighbors, and ask them to call if they, too, are interested.

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2016 SPEER FAMILY

A LOVING, LASTING TRIBUTE...

*YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO ORDER YOUR MEMORIAL BRICK PAVER!

Last October 20, 2016, as children were anxiously anticipating Halloween and lots of trick-or-treating, a beautiful, young family of six perished in the night, as their rural home went up in flames. Four little girls, Elli, Adilynn, Emma, ages 11, 7 and 5, were students at Conestoga Elementary and had many friends, in and around the surrounding area, as did their baby sister, Anniston, 2, and their parents, Mike and Michelle Speer.

In honor of her family, JoLynne Lehan, Mike's mom, has directed that donations go to Conestoga's outdoor classroom, Cougar Hollow. With the four little girls' love of performing, playing and being out-of-doors exploring nature, in mind, the new additions for this special area will include a pavilion for outdoor instruments, a chalkboard and chairs. A memorial fountain will be added at a later date.

A brick walking path will direct visitors to this special area. If you would like to honor this family with a loving tribute, you may purchase a  memorial brick paver for $75. You may add any name to be engraved on the brick. There is space for 3 rows, with each row including a total of 14 characters, (including spaces). The clock is ticking...you need to order soon. Download an order form with complete directions and contact information here.

Thank you for helping to make this vision possible!

*BRICKS ARE ALREADY IN AND WILL BE ENGRAVED AS THEY'RE SET IN THE GROUND.

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2017 07 12 Lofte Spamalot cast

Quest for ‘SPAMALOT’ at Lofte Community Theatre

King Arthur and his knights are on a quest to find the Holy Grail and their search begins at the Lofte Community Theatre!

The Broadway smash, ‘Monty Python’s SPAMALOT’ opens on the Lofte stage Friday, July 21. The stage musical is lovingly ripped from the 1975 cult classic film, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Winner of three Tony Awards, ‘SPAMALOT’ retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. But, in true Monty Python style, their adventure takes a silly spin. The production features beautiful show girls, cows, killer rabbits, plague-ridden peasants and rude Frenchmen. ’SPAMALOT’ originally ran on Broadway for three years and was seen by more than two million people. Popular songs from the show include, “The Song That Goes Like This,” and “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.”

Directed by Kevin Colbert, the production features Chris Berger of Louisville as King Arthur and Catherine Bobst of Lincoln as Lady of the Lake. In 2016, they played leads Harold Hill and Marian Paroo in the Lofte’s production, “The Music Man.” Sir Lancelot is played by Wade Mumford of Lincoln. Aaron Spracklin of Elmwood shines as Sir Galahad. Brave Sir Robin is brought to life by Matthew Parker of Papillion and Lowgaen Schmidt of Louisville is the humble Sir Bedevere.

“These are some of the best voices in the area,” said Colbert. “We’ve got a great cast and that should translate into a great show this summer. Python is sort of check-your-brain-at-the-door humor, so folks can come and just laugh.” Colbert does mention that there is some mild adult humor and suggests a PG-13 rating.

Show dates for ‘SPAMALOT’ are July 21-23, 27-30 and August 4 and 5. Tickets are $19. Sunday, August 6 is already sold out so those interested in tickets should make their reservations soon. The Lofte is also offering a Medieval themed pre-show luncheon, complete with games and entertainment available for purchase on Sunday, July 23 and 30. Advance reservations are required for the meal. The Lofte box office can be reached at 402.234.2553, or tickets can be purchased online at Lofte.org.


 2017 07 12 MNLY Pillage car show

 

 


2017 07 05 PLT St Johns Rummage Sale

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2017 07 11 ASH MSP veterans event


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Greenblatt Seay LOGO

Saturday, July 22, 11 AM & 2 PM, David, In Concert/Harmonica Workshop, Ash Hollow, Lewellen, NE

Tuesday, August 1, 2 PM, David, in “Nebraska Territory Stories”, Whispering Cedars Baptist Camp, Genoa, NE

Saturday, August 19, 12 Noon, David, in “Train Songs and Tales, Youth Tent, Downtown Sidney, NE

Saturday, August 19, 2 PM, David, Harmonica Workshop and Show, Family Tent, Downtown Sidney, NE

Wednesday, August 23, 2 PM, David, in “Nebraska Territory Stories”, Nebraska Museum of Art, Kearney, NE

Sunday, October 15, 2:30 PM, Schoolhouse Fiddling Bee, in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, NE


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2017 07 05 PLT Library Solar Eclipse with OAS


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 2017 06 28 4 H Community Service Workshop


A TASTY WAY TO PAY TRIBUTE to YOUR FAVORITE VOLUNTEER!

2017 06 28 EGL BALL INS BBQ

TO PRINT an ENTRY or NOMINATION FORM,

JUST CLICK ON EITHER OF THE BELOW FLIERS:

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GET KIDS OUTDOORS!

LOUISVILLE FISHING TOURNAMENTS for KIDS!

For more info on any of these events, call:
LTD OUTDOORS LLC, 402-234-2516.

2017 05 10 LSV LTD Bait Shop

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2017 05 10 ELM Flagpoles

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musical notes

GREENBLATT & SEAY
MUSIC FROM THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE

Saturday, July 22, 11 AM & 2 PM, David, In Concert/Harmonica Workshop, Ash Hollow, Lewellen, NE

Saturday, August 19, 1 PM & 2:15 PM, David, In Concert, Sidney, NE

September 8 - 17, 45th Annual South Dakota Fiddle Festival and Contest, Yankton, South Dakota (For more information, contact info@fiddlersofsouthdakota.com)

greenblattandseay.com.


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2017 05 03 CC Fair Quilt Block Contest Flyer

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2017 05 03 GRN Fun Day

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2017 04 26 WW Memory Lane

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 Laneduring 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:    

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 03 29 SLATTERY VE LOGO

SLATTERY VINTAGE ESTATES 2017 CONCERT SERIES

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*Acoustic Music (No cover charge)

** Band ($6 cover unless otherwise marked)

 ALL SHOWS START AT 7 PM 

 

JULY:

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)

AUGUST:

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)

SEPTEMBER:

1  Tribute to John Denver (You guessed it! For all you 70's lovers)

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2017 SHOWS at CORNHUSKER COUNTRY MUSIC THEATER:

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 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. - noon and 6:30- 9 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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ARE YOU 55+

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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.

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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