• About our Village of Murray

    About our Village of Murray

    Murray is a village in Cass County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 481 at the 2000 census. As of the census of 2000, there were 481 people, 188 households, and 140 families residing in the village. Read More
  • Conestoga Elementary School

    Conestoga Elementary School

    "Our school and school district are dedicated to providing all students with the educational foundation necessary to succeed in school and in life. To ensure your child’s success, we set high standards that are reflected in what is taught in our classrooms." Read More
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3 Categories: Ages 6 & Under, Ages 7-10, and Ages 11-13.
Pick up a Coloring Page at Town Hall, Cornerstone Bank, or Cake Creations; OR print PDF version from website at www.murrayvillage.com under "Notices".

Drop off completed entries at Town Hall, 106 W Main by February 13th.
Entries will be displayed inside Town Hall.
Winners will receive a prize package including a $10 Gift Certificate to Cake Creations.
Call 402-235-2119 with any questions!
Happy Coloring!

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(Cell) 402-578-6335
4107 Wavery Road
Murray, NE 68409





This week our Student of the Week Winner is Jack Welch. He is a senior at Conestoga High School. His activities include basketball, soccer, mock trial, and NHS. His parents are Larry and Allison Welch.

He was nominated for these reasons:

  • He is a top student in the Class of 2023 and has gained many academic honors, including a Regents Scholarship
  • He is a dedicated athlete who has received multiple conference and state honors, and can be found throughout the school record books
  • He is a NSCA Strength and Conditioning All American for basketball
  • He is as hard working of a kid as Conestoga has seen. He is always working as hard as he can, no matter the activity.                    

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The big holidays are over for this season and most of us have decorations safely put away for another 10 months or so.

Now what do you do with all the greeting cards you received? I always save the ones from family and friends that have sweet, handwritten sentiments and news of their family.  It's a fun way to kind of track family history, too. While we appreciate being thought of, I don't keep every card our letter carrier drops off.

The ones that only have signed names get recycled. For years I've sent the cards (fronts only) to the St. Jude Ranch for Children in Boulder City, Nevada. The ranch is a nonprofit organization that helps children who have suffered abuse and neglect.

All kinds of cards are accepted, Christmas, birthday, sympathy, new baby, etc. The older kids recycle the card fronts to make new greeting cards to sell in their gift shop. I spoke with 'Sharon' there and she said it's a pretty good way to show kids how to recycle and also help with their fundraising efforts. Due to copyright laws, they do not accept Hallmark, Disney or American Greetings card fronts. However, they accept unused, greeting cards, including those of the 3 companies listed, with envelopes or not.

So speak with others in the social groups you belong to. Church groups, book club, Bunco group, bowling team or whatever. Each time you meet, ask members to bring their card fronts. Make it a perpetual thing, then once or twice a year you can all chip in for postage and get them sent off to the ranch. It's a great way to recycle and help kids at the same time!

Send them to: St. Jude's Ranch for Children, ATTN: Sharon, 100 St. Jude St., Boulder City, NV 89005. You can find more information about the ranch and its card recycling program here.



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Due to popular demand, we are offering the EMT National Registry Monthly Education again in 2023!

Train with your department in-house without having to leave your district.

This monthly training will take place via Zoom every third Tuesday of the month from
7-9 p.m. Attending all 10 sessions will complete the NREMT and State of Nebraska requirements. The cost is $500 for up to 5 people and $100 for each additional individual over 5.

If just one individual is interested in registering, the cost is $249.

IMPORTANT - Please note

All sessions are held via Zoom. Each participant must attend all 10 sessions to receive a completion certificate. No partial credit given.

Register by Jan. 31, 2023, to receive the Zoom link for each monthly session. No late registrations accepted. Once your department is registered, no one can be added to the roster.

Please CLICK HERE for more information and registration. If you have any questions please contact us.

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 Conestoga High School's Convenience Corner is collecting hygiene items and foods for easy meals needed throughout the school year such as mac and cheese, Ramen noodles, granola bars, etc.

You may drop off donations on Wednesday, Thursday or Fridays, between 10 am and 2 pm at Murray Christian Church, 304 W Young Street. Contact the church office, 402-235-2527 or send email to church2527@windstream.net for more information. 

You may also send items with a high school student or take them to the school. 

Your kindness is appreciated!


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Worst Blood Shortage in Over a Decade!

The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in over a decade, posing a concerning risk to patient care. Doctors have been forced to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available. Blood and platelet donations are critically needed to help prevent further delays in vital medical treatments. Please schedule your blood donation today.

Local Volunteers and Blood Donors Needed 

To Schedule Your Upcoming Blood Drive Donation, click HERE or call 1-800­-RED CROSS (1-800­-733-2767):

Sunday, Feb 5, 2023
First Baptist Church
16220 Highway 75
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
11 am - 4 pm

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023
Plattsmouth High School
1916 E Hwy 34
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
8 am - 2 pm

About blood donation

To donate blood, individuals need to bring a blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification that are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also must meet certain height and weight requirements.

Donors can also save up to 15 minutes at the blood drive by completing a RapidPass®. With RapidPass®, donors complete the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of donation, from a mobile device or computer. To complete a RapidPass®, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

In most cases, those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine can donate. However, knowing the name of the manufacturer of the vaccine they received is important in determining donation eligibility

Blood drive safety

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions – including face masks for donors and staff, regardless of vaccination status – have been implemented to help protect the health of all those in attendance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or follow us on Twitter at @RedCross.


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!


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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.

Canned soup
Granola bars
Fruit snacks
Dry pasta
Spaghetti sauce
Dry soup mixes
Canned meat (chicken, tuna)
Boxed prepared meal kits (Hamburger Helper, Rice-a-Roni)
Peanut butter
Canned fruit and vegetables
Single-serve cereals

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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We want to start by saying thank you for all of the interest in supporting our fire department. After having to cancel the past two years, we would really like to see the Quack Off come back, better than ever! Being as the Quack Off is our main fundraising opportunity, we are looking forward to seeing everyone and hoping to raise enough money to purchase life saving equipment for our department. We can't do it without you!

Registration will be from 10:00am-12:00pm. The registration fee is $40. Registration will take place at the Avoca Town Hall as normal (623 House Street). Races start at 1:00pm.

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A Syracuse, NE family is needing medical help. Eric Fass, was injured at the Otoe County Fair 15 months ago resulting in a TBI, with his throat & airway collapsing. His wife, Amanda, needs to return to work SOON to keep their health insurance.

The family is looking for an RN or LPN with tracheostomy experience to come to their home southwest of Syracuse to help care for Eric M-F 7:30 am - 5 pm. Since Eric is now on Medicaid, the RN or LPN needs to be employed by Maxim Healthcare. Eric uses an electrolarynx to speak, has a good mind, and is a fighter! His goal is to get better for his family.

Eric hopes to return to farming and being a Syracuse volunteer fireman. Do you or anyone you know might be interested? Possibly a medical/RN student? Please call Amanda for more info at 402-649-6031.

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 Full Time Workers start with 4 weeks of vacation for the year. That’s 1 month out of 12. Crazy, but that’s what we are offering full time employees with no experience, day 1.

Production Assemblers, Pickers, Warehouse1st shift starting wage $16.25 (7am - 3:30)

2nd shift starting wage $17.25 (3pm - 11:30)

School day shift - drop the kids off, work an abbreviated day and back before they are done. Ask about the school day shift.

January 1, benefit package change, backed by 3.2 billion dollar parent company.

It’s going to be good.We are growing fast. Get on board and take advantage of what is coming.

KZValve - 23860 KZ Parkway, Greenwood, Ne 68366/

Call 800-288-1112 and inquire about applying, or PM me with questions. Adding to my KZValve hiring post.

We now are offering hiring bonuses! Check this out...$250 earned after working the first 40 hours

$250 earned after working the first 160 hours employees hired after 9/12

Temp employees eligible

Part-time eligible

Also a $500 bonus for those hired on as new full-time employees after 12 weeks, hired on to work directly for KZValve.

These are available today, but could be discontinued at any time. Give us a call and ask for more details if you have questions.800-288-1112 and ask for Heidi in HR.


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SUNDAYS, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th! 
2020 CCMT
Come on over and take a spin on our dance floor
or just sit back and enjoy the music, every other Saturday evening!
Sunday jam sessions, 1 - 4:30!

211 Main Street, Louisville, NE


Like us on FB!

Call  for showtimes, 1-800-480-8797, EXT 211.  For more info, leave us a voice mail at the end of  the message and we'll return your call! 

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The Union, NE American Legion Auxiliary Hall, 104 W Main St, is available for rental!
Reasonable rates for 4-8 hours
Full kitchen, carpeted dining hall, and all utilities.  

Easy to locate on Main Street.

Individuals have rented it for birthday parties,
showers, anniversaries, and funeral dinners.

For more information, or to reserve the Hall, call
Nancy Crook 402-263-2035.
(This is a landline with an answering machine, so leave a voice message, do not try to text.)


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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.)  

Remember that our November meeting will be on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  
The January meeting and dinner is scheduled for the last Sunday evening.

Click HERE or on the radio antenna logo above to read the latest newsletter and calendar.

For more info, contact Roger Behrns, rb55930@windstream.net or call 402-234-6775.


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Do you need assistance? We're here to help! 

Contact Cass County Veteran Service Officer

Email:  ccvso@cassne.org

Admin Assistant: Jacie Victor

(402) 296-9368
Fax: (402) 296-9369*

Email:  ccvsoadmin@cassne.org

Call for appointment! 402-296-9368

Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm
Closed noon to 1pm
346 Main St., Rm. 102
Plattsmouth, NE 68048

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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: 402-441-6038 


Nebraska Toll-free Number: 1-877-314-7526






Below is a list of categories that we are happy to post, (at NO COST to you!), in the weekly Murray online newsletter:

Letters to the Editor
Birthday Greeting
Upcoming Events
Cards of Thanks
Lost and Found
and So Much More!

That's right! These are all items that can appear FREE of CHARGE in each Wednesday's Murray Newsletter and/or Calendar! All YOU have to do is send the information to us - it's that simple!

DEADLINE for submissions to each week's Wednesday Newsletter is NOON on the preceding MONDAY.

There are 3 ways you can submit your articles:

1) You may call your information to 402-235-2926 and leave a voice mail with your name and phone number.

2) Email your story with your name, contact info and story, in plain text to:


Send photos in .jpg format, no larger than 495 pixels wide or photos and fliers in a .pdf, to the e-address above with your story in plain text.

3) Send items via the U.S. postal service to:

Editor, Murray Nebraska Website
201 N How Ave
Murray, NE  68409-8403

Be sure to allow enough time to be received by Monday! Also, when mailing items you'd like to get back, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Remember to include 'who, what, when, where and why', along with any other helpful details, such as a contact person and phone.

Again, you must have your name and contact information included with the information.

Thanks for helping to keep YOUR Murray Newsletter fresh and up-to-date!




It's easy and FREE! Click HERE.

You will receive an email Wednesday morning at 6:30 with a link to the NL.

You may also receive the Murray NL on your mobile device at 1:30 that same day by entering your number at the 'MURRAY MOBILE' box on this page.

NO WORRIES. We do NOT sell or give your e-address or phone to anyone!

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