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Murray Newsletter - January 31, 2018

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The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.

Aftican-American Abolitionist, Author, Statesman
1817 ~ 1895

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Many countries around the globe celebrate the amazing achievements of notable blacks.
Every U.S. president has designated February as Black History Month, since 1976.  It's time to learn more and be thankful for their enormous contributions to our nation's progress!

Find out more here.

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2018 01 31 groundhog day

The old, fun story of a groundhog predicting weather goes back over a century to roots in Pensylvania Dutch country.

Folklore says that if a groundhog comes out of its burrow on February 2nd, and sees his own shadow due to the sun shining on him,  he'll become scared and hurry back down to its den, while winter continues for another six weeks.

If it's a cloudy day and he can't see his shadow, he'll end his hibernation, because the spring season is just around the corner! 

So keep your eye out for groundhogs this Friday!

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FREEDOM FESTIVAL ~

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

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Murray Freedom Festival Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at Murray Town Hall, 103 W. Main Street, Murray, NE.  If you want to help plan/organize the 4th of July festivities, please send an email to murrayfreedomfestival@gmail.com and for more info, click here

Thanks for your interest in being a part of our decades-long celebration!

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EVENTS IN NEIGHBORING TOWNS:

2018 01 31 groundhog 

30TH ANNUAL GROUNDHOG DAY CELEBRATION

FEBRUARY 3, 2018

UNADILLA, NEBRASKA

PARADE @2:00 P.M.

“BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN UNADILLA”

8:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. EVENTS AT THE UNADILLA COMMUNITY CENTER (WEST OF WATER TOWER)


8:30 A.M. - FLEA MARKET


8:30 A.M. - SILENT AUCTION, VETERAN’S ROOM, MODEL TRAIN DISPLAY & REPLICA OF UNADILLA PAST AND PRESENT.


8:30 A.M. - LIBRARY GIVEAWAY - FREE BOOK, TOTE BAG AND GOODIES TO EVERY CHILD 12 AND UNDER WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.


8:30 A.M. - UNADILLA CHRISTIAN CHURCH BAKE SALE


10:15 A.M. – SPEAKER CHRIS SAYRE – NEBRASKA’S MUSICAL SMORGASBOARD FEATURING MUSIC FROM VARIOUS ETHNIC GROUPS IN NEBRASKA.


11:00 – 12:30 A.M. - LUNCH SERVED BY BETTER BEEF PRODUCERS 4-H CLUB.

10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. EVENTS AT THE DUNCAN BUILDING (WEST OF COUNTRYSIDE BANK)


10:00 A.M. - GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN WITH UNADILLA BILL ON HISTORIC MAIN STREET!


10:00 A.M. - GIRL SCOUTS WILL BE SELLING 2018 COMMEMORATIVE GROUNDHOG SOUVENIRS


10:00 A.M. - NEBRASKA NUT GROWERS WILL BE SELLING “NUTTY” PRODUCTS.


11:00 A.M.– 1:00 P.M. BOY SCOUTS WILL BE SELLING HOT DOGS & BEVERAGES.


11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. MUSIC BY NINA JEAN ROHLFS


11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. – SUBMIT SOUP, SPAM AND JERKY ENTRIES TO JEANIE STEINKUHLER AT THE DUNCAN BUILDING. PRIZES FOR FIRST TWO PLACES.


3:00 P.M. - SAMPLE ENTRIES AFTER THE PARADE. FREE WILL OFFERING TO THE UNADILLA AREA FUND.

11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. UNADILLA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH LUNCHEON (ONE BLOCK NORTH OF FIRE DEPARTMENT) FREE WILL OFFERING.

2:00 P.M. - PARADE (MAIN STREET UNADILLA)
ALL ENTRIES WELCOME INCLUDING ANTIQUE, CLASSIC AND MUSCLE CARS


1:30 P.M. - ENTRIES LINE UP AT @ DAN’S TIRE SHOP (EAST END OF MAIN STREET)


GRAND MARSHALS OF THE PARADE WILL BE AREA RESIDENTS OVER THE AGE OF 90

3:00 P.M. - KING & QUEEN CORONATION AT “THE BAR”


2017 REIGNING KING & QUEEN– MIKE LEEFERS & CAROLYN KASTENS


FOLLOWING ARE THE 2018 CANDIDATES:
KING NOMINEES: RON FECHNER, MIKE WEST & JAMES CONRADI
QUEEN NOMINEES: JONNA PESTER, RACHEL ZAHN & BETSY (BRANDT) PAVELKA


NOMINEES CAN BE REVIEWED AND VOTED FOR AT THE BAR THROUGH FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND OR UNTIL NOON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3RD AT THE COUNTRYSIDE BANK.


MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: “UNADILLA AREA FUND” 

3:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. THE PAT GLENN TRIO –
MAKING ITS INAUGURAL APPEARANCE AT “THE BAR”

THANKS TO THE OTOE COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU FOR THEIR MARKETING SPONSORSHIP

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FLEA MARKET VENDORS:

Origami Owl
Judy's Hands (skin care)
Grammi T's Embroidery
Tastefully Simple
Real Time Pain Relief
L & M Metal Works
Avon
Bonnie's Rada Cutlery Sales
Tupperware
Herbalife
Quilter's Dream
Terri Lynn Snacks
Yummi Tummi Gourmet
Mystic Rhoads Sauces
Traveling Treasures
Stampin' Up
Crocheting by Cindy
At Clearance
Vinyl Destination
Scentsibles
Karen's Kollectables
Mary Ann's Crafts

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ATTENTION!  Nebraska Youth Who:

Are 12–18 years old, in grades 7–12.
Want to find out the truth behind Big Tobacco’s lies.
Are willing to take action against tobacco in their community and state.

2018 01 31 Tobacco Free

When: March 20-21, 2018
Where: Lincoln, NE
Cost: FREE (We'll even pick you up!)

Big Tobacco has a long history of deceiving the public, hiding the truth and targeting youth with its marketing. It's time to stop Big Tobacco so we can all breathe easy. As youth, we have the power to change the influence Big Tobacco has on Nebraska. Come to the No Limits Kick Butts Day Rally to meet new friends, have fun, learn how to fight Big Tobacco, meet with your senator and make your voice heard!

Click here to download your application.

Applications are due Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

Questions? Call 866.394.8336 or email info@nolimitsnebraska.com

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2018 Audition Dates Announced at the Lofte Theatre

Show Audition Dates Production Dates
The Odd Couple - Feb 26 & 27, April 6-15
The Miracle Worker - April 16 & 17, June 1-10
OLIVER! - June 3, 4 & 5.  July 21-Aug 5
Hilda's Yard - July 30 & 31,  Sept. 7-16
Guys On Ice -  Sept. 10 & 11,  Oct. 13-28
Nuncrackers -  Oct. 22 & 23,  Dec. 1-16

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LOFTE THEATRE'S 

Annual Meeting & Volunteer Recognition

Sunday, February 25, 2018

2pm

It's a cross between a family reunion and the Oscars. It's time once again for the Lofte's Annual Meeting & Volunteer Recognition!

Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 25 at 2pm.

Desserts and refreshments will be provided.

Outstanding volunteers will be recognized with a NEW CAR! (Ok, it's a trophy. I was just seeing if you were paying attention.)

Once the official business meeting is completed, Artistic Director Kevin Colbert will lead us on a journey through the crazy fun that was 2017! Then he will give us a preview of what's in store for 2018.

This is a casual event and we welcome you to bring your friends and families. The more the merrier!

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The new exhibit, at the Bess Streeter-Aldrich House in Elmwood, NE, for the month of January, recognizes the Depression Era.

In spite of it being a tough period in our history, some beautiful things resulted: the house is decorated with depression glass, an apron collection, vintage quilts, banking equipment and documents, a shaving kit collection, and many other period pieces.

Don't miss this exhibit that will be open 1 to 4 p.m. every weekend through February.

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MUSICAL INSTRUMENT LENDING PROGRAM

The Great Plains Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association has a wonderful instrument lending program, so please share this information with folks that you know. Here is the information from Jim Wood:

"We are in full swing looking for kids ages 5 to 16 who want to learn to play a bluegrass/old time instrument! 
The instruments we are lending include guitar, fiddles of different sizes, banjo, and mandolin, and have recently been gifted with a fine Dobro, thanks to Doug Van Horn. 
These instruments may be borrowed for a year as long as the learner has a mentor from our music association. 
The mentor will be selected by the student and parent. 
This mentor will give the Instrument lending committee a report of progress every three months."

If you wish to get an application to this Lending program, please contact Jim Wood at 402-397-4673 or jkwood@unomaha.edu.

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Bess Streeter Aldrich

16th Annual Short Story Contest

Start thinking of ideas for the 16th Annual Bess Streeter Aldrich short story contest.

The goal is to generate a fictional short story that is written in the wholesome spirit displayed by Bess Streeter Aldrich in her works while incorporating a theme that focuses on Nebraska’s economy, history, cultural diversity, and/or geography (past, present, and/or future).

Writers are encouraged to focus on historical and/or realistic topics. This year the Aldrich Foundation is paying tribute to Mrs. Aldrich’s novel The Rim of the Prairie and believe it would be an excellent resource.

Eligibility (Four divisions):

Adult: 1st Prize $100; 2nd Prize $50; 3rd Prize $25
High School (Grades 9-12): 1st Prize $50; 2nd Prize $25; 3rd Prize $15
Middle School (Grades 6-8): 1st Prize $50; 2nd Prize $25; 3rd Prize $15
Intermediate School (Grades 3-5): 1st Prize $25; 2nd Prize $15; 3rd Prize $10

Complete rules are found at the Bess Streeter Alrich Website.

Stories can be submitted on online. Deadline is February 17, 2018.

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UPCOMING EVENTS FROM

THE SCHOOLHOUSE

Sunday, March 11, 2:30 PM, Schoolhouse Performance Series, Greenblatt & Seay & Friends, Irish/Celtic Music, in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, NE

Wednesday, March 14 - Friday, March 16, 9 AM - 12 Noon, Schoolhouse Celtic Fiddle Camp, for fiddlers, violists, mandolinists, guitarists, records.

Sunday, April 8, 2:30 PM, Schoolhouse Performance Series, Ukulele Workshop and Concert, in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, NE

Sunday, May 13, 2:30 PM, Schoolhouse Performance Series, in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, NE

Wednesday, June 6 - Friday, June 8, 9 AM - 12 Noon, Schoolhouse Fiddle Camp for “Beginners”. (For more information, and to register, send an e-mail to Debby at debby@greenblattandseay.com)

Here’s a link to a video glimpse of our lives, as documented by Jared Kennedy-who-asks-hard-questions, Communications Manager for the Nebraska Arts Council:

http://www.artscouncil.nebraska.gov/news/artist-spotlight/greenblatt-seay.html

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GED - Adult Education

Plattsmouth’s Adult Education Program, including Adult Education, GED, and English Language classes, have a spacious new home in the First Presbyterian Church CE Building at 701 Chicago Avenue, Plattsmouth. The CE Building is the smaller of the Church’s two buildings.

“We have two large and comfortable rooms for classes this school year. We feel very happy to have room to move around easily and keep learning materials where students can readily use them. We have additional student-use computers as well,” said Program Director Tallie VanWesten. “We are grateful for this excellent new space and the First Presbyterian Church’s welcome.”

Classes are held Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 6:30 to 9 p.m. each week.  Orientation for the morning class will begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue until noon. Evening class orientation begins from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This is a good time to complete the required paperwork, set up your computer-study accounts, and share your learning goals. Teachers will be available to answer questions during orientation. New students and returning students should attend orientation. Get your school year off to an excellent start at orientation.

Morning and evening classes at the same times listed above.

For more information about Adult Education, polishing your math, language, science and social studies skills; GED classes and testing; and English language classes; call Program Director Tallie Van Westen at 402-296-3174 Ext. 2315.

Classes are free. Everyone is welcome. Start your adult education classes in our new location. Now is the time!

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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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