A good friend sent this my way and I wanted to pass it along to you. I don't know who the author is, but thought it was clever using the names of Nebraska towns, which are all capitalized, of course. (I made a couple of additions to the original.)
A Trip Through Nebraska
Eagle, pricked by a Rose, stepped on by an Angus, attacked by a Gibbon, experienced the Pierce of an Elkhorn. Took a bad tumble in Falls City, but was back on my feet at Rising City. Had to fight my way out of Battle Creek, nearly met my Waterloo when I was mobbed at Lynch, and almost drowned in Weeping Water, then almost tied the knot in Union...almost.
I always had plenty of food and drink along the way. Everything from Concord grapes to Bartlett pears, black Angus steaks to Hershey bars. Never had to Cook and never had to open a can of Worms.
The Nebraska nights were awesome! Auburn sunsets and Sterling moons. From the Flats in the east, where the Aurora borealis unfolds into Plainview, to the Western hills where you can see the Sparks coming out of Chimney Rock. You could even see the cannonball chugging down the tracks at Wabash.
The entire Nebraska adventure was like a Page out of history, but after passing through Colon, I realized my wonderful trip had just come to . . . the end!
COUGAR WINTER SPORTS
Middle School Wrestling
Feb 22 @Platteview Tri, 4:15
Feb 26 @ Weeping Water Invitational, 9am
Feb 28 HOME, CONESTOGA TRI, 5:00
Mar 4 @ Fort Calhoun Tournament, 4:30
Mar 8 @ Fort Calhoun Tri, 4:15
Mar 15 @ Auburn Quad, 4 pm
Jan 22 @ Oakland-Craig Invitational, TBA
Jan 29 @ DC West Invitational, 9 a.m.
Feb 3 @ Fort Calhoun, 7 p.m.
Feb 4 @ Malcolm, ECNC Tourney, 3:00
Feb 11-12 DISTRICTS, Place & Time TBA
FEB 17-18 STATE TOURNAMENT, Place & Time TBA
Girls' Middle School Basketball
Jan 29 @ Johnson County Central, 6:30 p.m.
Feb 3 HOME v Weeping Water, 5:00
Feb 5 @ Weeping Water Booster Invitational, 8 a.m.
Feb 8 HOME v Syracuse, 4:30 p.m.
Feb 10 @ Louisville, 5 p.m.
Feb 19 @ Palmyra Tourney, 9:30 a.m.
Feb 22 @ Auburn, 4:30
Feb 26 HOME v Elmwood-Murdock, 10 a.m.
Girl's Freshman Basketball
Jan 24 HOME v Lourdes Central Catholic, 5:30 p.m.
Girls' JV Basketball
Jan 21 HOME v Fort Calhoun, 4:30 p.m.
Jan 25 HOME v Weeping Water, 6 p.m.
Jan 27 @ Johnson County Central, 4:30
Feb 8 HOME v Ashland-Greenwood, 6 p.m.
Feb 11 HOME v Syracuse, 4:30 p.m.
Girls' Varsity Basketball
Jan 20 @ Mead, 6 p.m.
Jan 21 HOME v Fort Calhoun, 6 p.m.
Jan 25 HOME v Weeping Water, 7:30 p.m.
Jan 27 @ Johnson county Central, 6 p.m.
Feb 1 ECNC TOURNAMENT QUARTER FINALS, Place & Time TBA
Feb 4 ECNC tOURNAMENT SEMI-FINALS, SECC in Lincoln, TBA
Feb 5 ECNC TOURNAMENT FINALS, SECC in Lincoln, TBA
Feb 8 HOME v Ashland-Greenwood, 7:45
Feb 11 HOME v Syracuse, 6 p.m.
Feb 14-15 & 17 SUB-DISTRICTS, Place & Time TBA
Feb 25 DISTRICT FINALS, Place & Time TBA
Mar 3-5 STATE TOURNAMENT, Place & Time TBA
Boys' Freshman Basketball
Jan 22 HOME CONESTOGA INVITATIONAL, 9 a.m.
Jan 24 HOME v Lourdes Central Catholic, 6:30 p.m.
Boys' JV Basketball
Jan 21 HOME v Fort Calhoun, 4:30
Jan 25 @ Auburn, 6:00
Jan 27 @ Johnson County Central, 4:30
Feb 11 HOME v Syracuse, 4:30
Feb 18 HOME v Weeping Water, 6:00
Boys' Varsity Basketball
Jan 20 @ Mead, 7:45
Jan 21 HOME v Fort Calhoun, 7:45
Jan 25 @ Auburn, 7:30
Jan 27 @ Johnson County Central, 7:30
Jan 31 ECNC TOURNAMENT QUARTER-FINALS, Place & Time TBA
Feb 3 ECNC TOURNAMENT SEMI-FINALS, @ SECC in Lincoln, TBA
Feb 5 ECNC TOURNAMENT FINALS, @ SECC in Lincoln, TBA
Feb 11 HOME v Syracuse, 7:45
Feb 18 HOME v Weeping Water, 7:30
Feb 21-22 & 24 SUB-DISTRICTS, Place & Time TBA
Feb 28 DISTRICT FINALS, Place & Time TBA
Mar 10-12 STATE TOURNAMENT, Place & Time TBA
during the Fort Calhoun basketball games on
January 21 from 5-8pm.
Cost is $5.00 a plate for adults, $3.00 for kids 12 and under.
That includes spaghetti, bread, salad, dessert & drink.
Funds will help offset the cost of the post prom event.
Trap Team Sign-Up
Saturday, January 29th
Murray Christian Church
For any student of Plattsmouth or Conestoga from grades 6 through 12.
IRISH MUSIC CONCERT
Sunday, March 13, at 2:30 PM.
Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur, one mile south of Highway 34.
Admission is $5.00 for adults, and $1.00 for children and students.
Greenblatt & Seay
PICASSO and EINSTEIN at MAHONEY STATE PARK?
"Picasso at the Lapin Agile," is written by Steve Martin. Most famous for his comedic skits andappearances in many movies and television shows, Mr. Martin wrote the script in 1993. The comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian café in 1904, just before Einstein transformed the world of academia with his theory of relativity and before Picasso set the art world on fire with cubism. This fictional tale sees two geniuses discussing the century's achievements as well as many other fanciful topics. You will be treated to giggles aplenty and
moments of sheer enlightenment.
The show is produced by Kevin Colbert and directed by Katherine Cover, both of Weeping Water. The rest of the cast includes William M. Cover II and Timron Gilfert of Weeping Water, Noelle Bohaty, Clay Stevens, Kyle Lorenz, Mellisa Marinovich, Travis Triplett and Grant Covney all of Lincoln;
Kevin Holdorf of Manley; and Cynthia Sheldon of Elmwood.
The production runs January 22, 23, 28-30, February 4-6, 10-14 and 18-20.
Curtain times are 7:30pm except for Sundays which are 2pm matinees.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children.
A state park sticker or purchase of a day pass is required for entrance into the park.
For reservations, please call Mahoney State Park at (402) 944-2523 ext. 7122.
Pictured: Clay Stevens, Noelle Bohaty and Kyle Lorenz all of Lincoln appear in
KBC Productions' "Picasso at the Lapin Agile."
Otoe County Genealogical Society
"The Otoe County Genealogical Society will host its February 10th meeting at
7:00pm at the Unadilla Community Library at 770 'G' Street in Unadilla, Nebraska.
A presentation titled "Researching Your Civil War Ancestors" will be given to assist
researchers in, not only locating information about their Civil War ancestors, but also in the
procedures of joining the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, and Daughters of
Union Veterans of the Civil War."
It's time to get your dogs licensed, once again.
You can find a form under the 'Village Office' tab at the top of this page.
Girl Scout Cookie sales have Scout Troop 201 of Murray really busy this time of year.The girls are selling their famous cookies now through January 23rd.
Please support your local Girl Scout troop and their activities with a purchase. If you'd like to order and have not been contacted by a Girl Scout you can still order them by contacting Troop Leaders,
Rachelle Bock at email@example.com
Heather Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prices are $3.50 per box and the flavor choices, listed below, this year feature a new one, 'Shout Outs', which have a light 'gingerbread' taste.
Peanut Butter Patties
Peanut Butter Sandwich
Cookies will be delivered after March 1st.
Thank you for your support of the local Girl Scout Troop 201.
AUDITIONS at the LOFTE
The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley will hold auditions for "Leaving Iowa" on
January 31 and February 1 at 7pm. The production requires three men and three women.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
The production will be directed by Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water.
"Leaving Iowa" is the story of Don Browning, a middle-aged writer who decides it is finally time
to take his father's ashes to his childhood home. But when Don discovers that Grandma's house
is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa searching for a proper resting place for
his father. The father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don's memories of
the annual tortuous vacations of his childhood.
The production will serve as the Lofte's entry in the upcoming Nebraska Association of
Community Theaters competition March 18-20. It will also be the 2011 season opener for
the Lofte with performance dates on May 28, 29, June 3-5 and 9-12.
Those with questions in regards to the production should contact Lofte Artistic Director
Kevin Colbert at (402) 234-2553.
The Lofte Community Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization supported in
part by The Cooper Foundation, The Midlands Community Foundation, and the Cass County
Visitors Promotion Committee. The Lofte Community Theatre is dedicated to providing
opportunities for area residents of all ages to participate in the creation process and
companionship of live theatre in rural Nebraska and to enjoy the social, artistic, and educational
benefits of this art form.
REGISTRATION for SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLE CAMP
Registration is now open for the 2011 Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse,
in Avoca, Nebraska.
Deborah Greenblatt, championship fiddler, author of many fiddle collections, will help the campers
get in touch with their inner fiddler. The course of study during the Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps will
be designed specifically for the individual campers who sign up.
Fiddle Camp for Beginners is Monday, June 13 - Friday, June 17. This 5 day camp includes some
of the basics and fun of fiddling, such as performing in public, practice techniques, reading music,
playing y ear, and jamming. Fiddling styles include bluegrass, Cajun, Irish, Klezmer, old-time, and
newly composed tunes by the campers. Movement and singing are included in the experience.
Fiddle Camp for Intermediate/Advanced Fiddlers is Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15. Campers
will discuss picking tunes for contests, performing in public, practice techniques, reading music,
playing by ear, playing for dancers, back-up fiddling, arranging twin fiddle pieces , and jamming.
Many fiddling styles will be represented, including original compositions by the campers.
Campers can sign up for all 5 days, or just 2 days, or just one day of Intermediate camp.
Monday & Tuesday is for reading fiddlers/violinists who want to read more tunes. This mini-camp
is perfect for fiddlers who want to improve their music reading skills, and for classically trained
violinists, violists, and cellists who are interested in various fiddling styles. Using sheet music in
standard notation, these campers will get to improve their sight reading, and experience the fun
of playing fiddle tunes at the same time! Fiddling styles included in the sessions will be tailored
to the interest of the campers who register.
Wednesday & Thursday is for fiddlers/violinists who want to learn tunes by ear. This mini-camp
is designed to jump-start your ability to pick up tunes quickly by ear, and to make them stick!
Tunes used will reflect various styles, meters, tempos, and difficulty levels.
Friday is for fiddlers who "just wanna have fun". This mini camp includes jamming, modulating,
singing, dancing, experimenting, sharing, improvising, and playing fiddle related instruments.
Each day is scheduled from 9 AM - 1 PM. Registration is available on line at
For more information, contact Deborah Greenblatt at email@example.com.
The CASS COUNTY GOING GREEN recycle trailer will be located in the
southwest corner of the Murray Rural Fire Dept.'s parking lot the following dates:
The Waste Management recycle bins located behind Town Hall are for
Murray residents only.
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