Murray Newsletter - June 23, 2021
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Treasurer Murante/NCEE Name Senators Slama and McKinney Economic Educators of the Year
(Lincoln, Nebraska) Today the Nebraska Council on Economic Education (NCEE) and State Treasurer John Murante named State Senators Terrell McKinney (LD 11 – Omaha) and Julie Slama (LD 1 – Southeast Nebraska) as the joint 2021 Reiser Economic Educator of the year for their efforts to promote financial literacy in the Nebraska educational system.
Introduced by Sen. McKinney and containing language authored by Sen. Slama LB 452 tasks school districts in Nebraska, working with the Nebraska Department of Education, to include financial literacy instruction in their elementary and middle school curriculum. Additionally, the bill requires high school students to pass a personal finance course to meet graduation requirements. The bipartisan bill passed 44-0 and was signed into law in May 2021.
“This legislation is about ensuring a better financial future for all Nebraska students. Prior to LB 452, 60% of Nebraska high school students were required to take a personal finance course to graduate. Now, because of the work of Senators Slama and McKinney, the other 40% will get the same access and opportunity,” said Dr. Jennifer Davidson, President, Nebraska Council on Economic Education.
“Having a solid financial education foundation will result in so many benefits for Nebraska students. Kids who learn money management early will avoid many of the pitfalls and stressors that impact many adults which can lead to a whole host of problems. I’m proud of the work Senators McKinney and Slama put in to get this bill across the finish line,” Murante said.
The Reiser Economic Educator award is given annually and is intended to recognize teachers and other leaders who have made a major impact over the years on the teaching of economics and personal finance in the state of Nebraska. It began in 2015 to honor the retirement of Mary Lynn Reiser after 29 years of service as the Associate and Director of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Center for Economic Education.
The Nebraska Council on Economic Education is a 501(c)3 non-profit, housed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business. Its mission is to act as a catalyst and lead a statewide initiative to advance economic literacy by primarily focusing on educating Nebraska's students and providing professional development for K-12 educators. For more information on the Council, please contact Jennifer Davidson at email@example.com or visit nebraskacouncil.unl.edu.
L to R - NCEE Board Members: Richard Baier, President Nebraska Bankers Association; Senator Terrell McKinney; Dr. Jennifer Davidson, President, NCEE; Senator Julie Slama; David Dickinson, President, Banker’s Compliance Consulting; State Treasurer John Murante; AshLea Allberry, COO, Nanonation
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YOUNG MEMORIAL PARK, MURRAY, NE.
Field Day is coming up fast and if you want to operate with us from the Murray Young Memorial Park Contact Roger, firstname.lastname@example.org, soon to lock in our plans. We’d also love for you or anyone to stop by for a visit. We do tend to be a bit “laid back” in our operating philosophy, and would enjoy visits from friends we don’t see too often.
We are still “tailgating” in the parking lot at Burger King most Tuesdays, weather permitting, around six-ish.
MASONIC HOME JOB OPENINGS!
Do you have a child looking for new and fun ways to participate in basketball? Have your child grab some friends and sign up for the FIRST EVER StJB 3 on 3 basketball tournament on July 9-10. There are opportunities for boys and girls from 3rd through 8th grade.
The cost is $10 a player and the deadline to register is July 5th. If you have any questions about the tournament, please contact Jaisa Poppleton at Jaisapoppleton@gmail.com.
To register your child, click the basketball on the flyer below.
Eastern Nebraska's Office on Aging
To help older Nebraskans live independently
and remain for as long as possible in their own homes.
Click HERE to learn more about the many benefits for yourself or someone you love.
For information, phone:
402-444-6536 or Toll Free: 1-888-554-2711
DEADLINE EXTENDED to JUNE 25th for MISS MURRAY, BEAVER LAKE APPLICANTS!
EAST CASS PIONEER CEMETERY DISTRICT (ECPCD) MEETINGS FOR 2021
All meetings are open to the public and are held at the Murray Town Hall at 7 p.m.
Click the red cardinal above to learn about job opportunities in Plattsmouth.
To Schedule Your Upcoming Blood Drive Donation, click HERE or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767):
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
102 W Eldora Ave
Weeping Water, NE
Noon - 6pm
Monday, July 19, 2021
VFW Post 2543
510 1st Ave
11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday, August 15, 2021
First Baptist Church
16220 Hwy 75
Noon - 5 pm
Monday, August 16, 2021
623 House St
1 - 7 pm
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Louisville High School
202 West 3rd St
9am - 4 pm
All children need a secure place to learn and grow. The ideal place should be in their own home, however many kids are not that fortunate.
In times of neglect or abuse, a child must sometimes be removed from their home at a moment's noticed and placed in a warm, safe place. Kids of all ages, from birth through high school, sometimes need the help of the Child Saving Institute.
CSI helps foster parents and biological families learn the skills they need for a safe, well-cared-for, and loving family life.During this unsettling time of covid-19, the Murray Christian Church is collecting essential cleaning items for the Child Saving Institute.
If you would like to donate, here are some things they could use:Pine Sol, Lysol Disinfectant Spray, sanitizing wipes, latex and powder-free disposable gloves, (L & XL), and hand sanitizer.
Please bring items to Murray Christian Church, 304 W Young St, Murray, NE on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, between the hours of 10 - 2:00. You may call the church ahead of time, 402-235-2527, to be sure someone will be there to assist you.
Thank you for helping to keep these children, (and the CSI staff), healthy and happy!
The Conestoga Backpack Program continues to furnish food to local families in need. The program serves the Murray, Nehawka, Union and Beaver Lake areas in southeast Nebraska, and will not turn anyone away.
Just by adding a few of the items listed below to your shopping list and picking them up, you'll be helping someone in a big way. Keep in mind that some of the children are very young and are possibly 'preparing' their own meals, so easy-to-open containers are a good option for little hands.
Dry soup mixes
Canned meat (chicken, tuna)
Boxed prepared meal kits (Hamburger Helper, Rice-a-Roni)
Canned fruit and vegetables
Also needed are hygienic supplies, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, cotton swabs, tissues and toilet paper.
To make a monetary donation instead, a check made payable to 'CONESTOGA BACKPACK PROGRAM' may be mailed or deposited at Cornerstone Bank, 102 W Main St, Murray, NE 68409. 100% of all monies collected is used for food and hygienic supplies for the families.
To have the items picked up, call Jill at 402-660-3543 to make arrangements. As another alternative, you may drop them off at Cornerstone Bank in Murray or at their Beaver Lake location.
Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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OUR NEIGHBORS' EVENTS:
Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands recognized Plattsmouth Housing Authority for its Smoke-Free Housing Policy
(Plattsmouth)– Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands (T.E.A.M.) recognized Plattsmouth Housing Authority for implementing a 100% Smoke-Free Policy.
The Plattsmouth Housing Authority (PHA) owns and manages 60 multi-family housing units for underserved families. The Plattsmouth Housing Authority offers a wide variety of programs ranging from affordable public housing, housing projects, and subsidized housing all over Plattsmouth, NE. The staff's goals include providing affordable housing in secure environments, while providing a high level of service.
The PHA Executive Director, Sheryl Parshal, stated that, “The Plattsmouth Housing Authority Board of Commissioners voted to have the property be 100% smoke-free to be in compliance with the Housing and Urban Development’s policy on smoke free public housing properties.” The smoke-free policy goes into effect on June 15th, 2021.
Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands (T.E.A.M.) recognizes Sarpy & Cass County multi-family housing properties for their smoke-free policies. Smoke-free policies help to prevent the health risks that come with secondhand and thirdhand smoke. There is no safe level of secondhand smoke exposure.
T.E.AM. offers free technical assistance, education, resources and signage to property managers who are wanting to adopt a successful smoke-free policy. For more information, visit www.TEAMToabccoFree.org or call (402)593-3022.
Above, L to R: Rachel Brandenburg, T.E.A.M. Community Health Coordinator; Hannah Brandenburg, award presenter; Sheryl Parshal, PHA Executive Director; Ron Haskett, PHA board member and tenant; Debi Schroeder, PHA Employee
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UNIQUE FIRE DEPARTMENT RAFFLE TICKET FUNDRAISER!
Support the Nehawka Volunteer Fire Department
On July 1st, 2020 we took over the Union Fire District in Cass County and we are in the process of updating life saving equipment.
Thank you for supporting the Nehawka Volunteer Fire Department!
FULLY CUSTOMIZED ARCADE GAME!
Only 1000 tickets being sold
Drawing will be on Facebook Live when all tickets are sold.
Please private message the department or one of the firefighters if you want to use VENMO.
See photos and read more HERE.
TEXT Marketing in 2021
Anyone that watches TV has noticed a flood of New Ads that offer something great, if you TEXT a special word to 72727 or a similar 5 digit number.
Once a rare method, it is now common. Try it now TEXT WEBKID to 72727 and you will receive an instant response. As instantly as you receive the response, the company that created the ad, is alerted to your interest and can reach out to help you. It is that "Instant" element that creates a wonderful effect. After you are happy, simply reply to the text response and write STOP in the subject - again instantly, you are removed from a temporary database and will never receive another TEXT from this company. This guarantees that no Mobile User is sent unwanted messages. - That is why the popularity is growing, instant VIP service, and no regrets. Learn more, by leaving a Message at 402-968-0821 - Also, Emergency Storm, Water, Missing Child Municipal Messaging - for as little as $29 month - Watch https://youtu.be/zM8t5cpi2UI - and leave a message at 402-968-0821
P.A.R.C. members get together Tuesday evenings at Plattsmouth's Burger King at 6 pm.
Monthly meetings the last Saturday of most months at Mom's Cafe in Plattsmouth, 8 am. (NO December monthly meeting.)
Click HERE or on the radio antenna logo above to read the latest newsletter and calendar.
For more info, contact Roger Behrns, email@example.com or call 402-234-6775..
Do you need assistance? We're here to help!
Contact Cass County Veteran Service Officer
Admin Assistant: Jacie Victor
Call for appointment!
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.
Stephanie MahonyEmployment and Training CoordinatorExperience Works, Inc.
1111 "O" Street Ste 205
American Job CenterLincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402-441-1654Fax: 402-441-6038
Nebraska Toll-free Number: 1-877-314-7526
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