• 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
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    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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JUNE 18th, 2011  




4-person scramble

18 holes with cart

grilled burgers & brats

chips, baked beans, salad




$60.00/ player

YOU…can help the Lions Club help others!

Call Larry Hefling @ 235-2403 or 235-4653 to sign up your team or use the Entry Form below

Make payment to the Murray Lions Club by June 11, 2011.

(cut here to send form and payment)

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Lions Club Golf Fundraiser Entry Form


Player                                                           Phone#





Send payment of $60.00 per player ($240.00 per team) payable to:

Murray Lions Club

c/o Larry Hefling, 821 E. Main, Murray, NE   68409



Students Only

9 - Noon


June 8, 15, 22 and 29
July 6 and 13

Check out some books and




The CASS COUNTY GOING GREEN recycle trailer will be located on these dates in the following locations:

June 8 - 10, Murray (Fire Dept parking lot)
June 11 - 17, Nehawka
June 11 - 17, Beaver Lake
June 25 - July 1, Murray (Fire Dept parking lot)
July 2 - 8, Beaver Lake
July 9 - 15, Nehawka
July 16 - 22, Murray
July 23 - 29, Beaver Lake
July 30 - Aug. 5, Nehawka

(Murray will also continue to have the recycle bin located behind Town Hall every day for Murray residents only.)





Game times, 6pm



June 14, Tues., HOME v. Plattsmouth #1
June 16, Thurs. @ Waverly #1
June 21, Tues., HOME v. Nehawka
June 23, Thurs., @ Waverly #3
June 28, Tues., HOME v. Plattsmouth #3
June 30, Thurs., HOME v. Elmwood-Murdock North
July 5, Tues., @ Syracuse #3
July 7, Thurs., @ Syracuse #1


Coach-Pitch #1:

June 11, Sat., HOME v. Syracuse #2


Coach-Pitch #2:

June 11, Sat., @ Syracuse #1


WeeWee #1:

June 11, Sat., HOME v. Syracuse #2
June 13, Mon., @ Ashland #3
June 18, Sat., @ Ashland #1


WeeWee #2:

June 11, Sat., @ Syracuse #1
June 13, Mon., HOME v. Ashland#2
June 18, Sat., @ Eagle #2




All games start at 7:30 p.m.

Home Games:
June 23

July 7th




9 - Louisville
         14 - Weeping Water
         16 - Plattsmouth
         21 - Ashland


5 - Eagle
   12 - Waverly
   14 - Syracuse



 Nehawka Angels Jr Legion Baseball


8th  home  Nebraska City  JR – 5:30pm
11th  home  Falls City  JR – 1pm
12th  away  @  Elmwood  JR – 2pm
14th  away  @   Malcolm  JR  - 6pm
16th  away  @  Tecumseh   JR  - 5:30pm
17th – 19th  JR Wood Bat Tournament
21st  home  Auburn  JR – 5:30pm
23rd   away  @ Syracuse  JR  - 5:30pm
26th  away  @  Waterloo Valley  JR  -2pm



8th  home   Waterloo Valley  JR – 6pm
9th  away  @ Auburn  JR  - 1pm
14th – 20th  JR District Tournament  home @ Nehawka


Health Precautions to Take During a Flood

The Sarpy/Cass Health Department is advising residents that could be
affected by the expected flooding along the Missouri River to take these
precautions to protect their health.

The Health Department offers the following information for those living in
flood areas:
•Check your tetanus shot status. If you need a tetanus booster, contact
your health care provider.
•Flood water can contaminate private drinking water supplies and food
items stored in homes. Stock up on bottled water and remove food items
from basements.
•Avoid drinking water from private water wells in flooded areas until water
has been tested.
•Methods for disinfection of a flooded water well are available at the
Sarpy/Cass Health Department’s website at www.sarpycasshealthdepartment.org
•Wash your hands with soap and water after coming in contact with flood
water or items that have been contaminated by flood water.
•Avoid swimming, diving, wading, and ingesting of flood water. In an emer-
gency, private well water may be used if:
•Water is at a rolling boil for 3-5 minutes, then cooled.
•Water is treated with 8 drops or ¼ teaspoon of unscented bleach per gallon
and allowed to be mixed thoroughly and stand for 30 minutes before drinking.

Food contamination:
•Do not eat or save food items if they have come in contact with flood water.
•Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic icemaker.
Re-make ice cubes with water that has been boiled.
•Unopened cans or jars that are not dented, cracked, rusty, or with bulging
seams should be safe, but you should disinfect the top before opening it. If
you suspect your private well water has been contaminated by flooding, contact
the Sarpy/Cass Health Department at (402) 339-4334 to inquire about well water
testing. Water sampling of Community Water Systems is conducted on a routine
basis. There is currently no concern regarding contamination in these systems
related to the flooding. Those residents receiving water through a Community
Water System may contact their Water System Administrator with questions.




Plan ahead to prepare for safety

• Find out if your home is at risk for floods and learn how a flood could affect you
and your family.
• Learn about your community’s emergency plans and evacuation routes
• Plan and practice a flood evacuation route with your family.
• Post emergency phone numbers by every phone.
• Buy a fire extinguisher and make sure your family knows where it is kept and how
to use it.
• Inform local authorities about any special needs such as the elderly, disabled or
bedridden people in your home.
• Identify potential home hazards and know how to secure or protect them before
flood strikes.
• Talk to your insurance provider about your policy and decide if you need additional
coverage. Most home-owner’s insurance does not cover flood damage.


• Take the time to update telephone numbers, buy emergency supplies and review
your emergency plan with your family. Your family may not be together when a flood
strikes so itis important to plan in advance.
• Discuss and decide how you will contact one another, how you will get back together
and what you will do in different situations. You may want an out of town/state contact
as localphone lines may be non-functioning or jammed during an emergency. If you or
the children have cell phones make sure that number is programmed into the contact
• Emergency supplies, both in home and evacuation kit – go to www.ready.gov for
samples and tailor to your family’s needs. You can also download a booklet at


• Create a plan for your pets, keep in mind what is best for you is usually what is
best for your pets.
• Prepare a pet emergency supply kit and develop a pet care buddy system to ensure
your pet is safe and taken care of during a flood.
• Plan in advance where you will go if you evacuate, as pets (other than service animals)
 are usually not allowed in public shelters.
• Ask friends and family outside the flood area if they can shelter your pet. • Make
sure ahead of time that all your pet’s vaccinations are up to date. Put copies in your
pet emergency kit available at www.ready.gov.
• Develop a buddy system with neighbors or friends to ensure your pet is evacuated
if you are not home and available to do it yourself. Make sure they know your pet and
the location of your pet emergency kit.


Recommendations for Immunization After Flood Water Exposure

Sarpy/Cass Department of Health offers guidelines on hygiene and vaccinations
 following exposure to flood waters, backed up sewage and the mud remaining
after waters have receded.

According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, “Historically,
outbreaks of communicable disease are uncommon after flood emergencies. Flood
waters may be contaminated with fecal material from overflowing sewage systems
or from agricultural operations such as feedlots, etc.” Being difficult to see through,
flood waters also may carry or camouflage debris that could cause injury. While skin
contact with flood water may not, in itself, present a serious health risk, there is some
risk of disease from cuts or sores that are exposed to flood water. Any break in the
skin should be kept as clean as possible by washing with soap and clean water to
prevent infections.

Recommendations for tetanus wound management as follows:
• Anyone with a clean, minor wound with exposure to contaminated flood waters and
has an unknown history or less than 3 doses needs a dose of tetanus (Td or Tdap).
• If the individual has 3 or more doses, and the wound is minor and clean, he/she
would need a dose ONLY if it has been 10 years since the last dose.
• All other wounds would require a booster dose if more than 5 years since the last
dose. Individuals are encouraged to talk to their physician regarding the vaccine.
Across the state’s flooded areas, tetanus boosters are being offered by public health
departments to public safety workers and 1st responders, following those same guide-
lines. However, community members should consult with and, if necessary, receive the
vaccine from their providers. Other precautions to take are to keep children out of the
water, always wear closed-toe footwear and long pants while working in the water or
mud and shower with hot water and soap afterwards, taking special care to clean
beneath finger nails. Increase hand-washing for you and your family and keep your
hands away from your face. These measures will reduce your risk of infection from
contaminated waters.

 If you have any questions regarding this matter please contact one of our three Public
Health Nurses: 
Monica Ulses, 402-339-4334 x203 or mulses@sarpy.com
Carol Timm, 402-339-4334 x211 or ctimm@sarpy.com
Jane Husz, 402-339-4334 x210 or jhusz@sarpy.com.

2011-06-08 4-H Summer Workshops



Free Computer Classes!

Basic Computer Skills
Basic Internet Skills
Using the Internet Wisely
Word Processing
Intermediate Email
Excel Spreadsheets 

Basic Computer Skills – Learn how to unfreeze your computer, the differences between CDs, DVDs,
and flash drives, ad other basic computer skills.     
Thursday, June 16, 9:00 – 10:30 am

Basic Internet Skills - Learn how to navigate the Internet and use the icons at the top of the screen. 
Did you know there are six ways to print a part or all of a web page?
Thursday, June 23, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Using the Internet Wisely – Learn how to improve your search results, evaluate web sites, and keep
your computer and personal information safe.           
Thursday, June 30, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Word Processing – Learn how to edit a word document, from basics to using spelling helps, bullet
points, and inserting and editing pictures and clip art. We will be editing a sample personal letter.       
Thursday, July 7, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Intermediate Email – Practice sending attachments, adding people to your contact list, and creating
new folders; discover settings that help your email work better for you.
Thursday, July 14, 9:00 - 11:00 am

Excel Spreadsheets – Learn how to create spreadsheets for your address book, inventories, or simple
bookkeeping or banking.   
Thursday, July 21, 9:00 - 11:00 am

To register or for additional dates and times, contact the library at 402-296-4154.

See what your library has to offer!

Plattsmouth Public Library
401 Avenue A
Plattsmouth, NE  68048



Missoula Children's Theatre Auditions

The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces that they will be hosting
a summer residency of the Missoula Children's Theatre from Missoula, Montana. 
Auditions for the summer production of, "Pinocchio" will be held at the theatre
on Monday, June 13th at 10am.  This is an open audition for all children entering
the first through the seventh grade. 

Approximately sixty local children will be cast.  The audition will last approximately
two hours.  The first rehearsal begins 15-30 minutes after auditions.  A detailed
rehearsal schedule for each child will be distributed that day.  Actors who are cast
need to attend all required rehearsals during the course of the week.  Children
should bring their own sack lunch each day, including a lunch for June 13.

There will be two public performances of "Pinocchio" on Saturday, June 18.  The
first show will begin at 3pm; the second at 6pm.  The cast will be called for a dress
rehearsal 2-4 hours before the first performance.  Tickets for the shows are $5 for
children and $8 for adults.  Please call the Lofte box office at (402) 234-2553 for
advance reservations. 

Missoula Children's Theatre is a non-profit organization based out of Missoula,
Montana.  Each year the organization visits 1,300 communities across the globe. 
This year's visit to the Lofte Community Theatre is sponsored by Home State Bank
and Plattsmouth State Bank.  Questions in regards to the show or auditions may be
directed to Anne Pope by emailing her at LoftePR@Lofte.com or by calling the theatre.





200 ft over Platte Valley. No Flood. Ever.

Cass County Fair 2011 - Schedule is published.
Click on the link below to check it out.




The June 25th Cass County Relay for Life is fast approaching, but donations don't have to stop
until the next Relay comes around.

Do you know that you can make a donation any time of the year that will stay in Cass County?

If you've ever been touched by cancer in any way, shape or form, you know how devastating
it can be.  Family members or friends might have or had cancer and you don't know what to
do to show your support. 

Sending emails and/or written mail has always been an effective form of fundraising and
it is normally done on an individual participant level (sent to friends and family). Teams
usually do things such as bake sales,car washes, all you can eat breakfasts, yard sales,

A friend of mine, Janice Young, is proposing an email-sending campaign on the Relay level. 
However, you may still direct your donation to a particular team or individual - just as you've
always done.

So, here's how it works (it's so simple) ..........
Logon to www.relayforlife.org/casscone
On the toolbar on the top of the screen - click on "Donate"
You will have a choice - Donate To Team OR Donate To Relay
If you know of a team you want to donate to (or even an individual on the team) select
"donate to team".
If you have no preference then please select "Donate to Relay".

Whichever way you go and however much you donate, please remember that all the
money raised stays in Cass County and may improve and even save the lives of people
you know.
I hope you will donate something - any amount - and pass this request on to people you
know. I do encourage all of you to logon to the web site as well as www.cancer.org for a
wealth of information.  Donations can also be made via phone at 1-402-393-5801.

Thanks for helping out when it makes such a difference - it's really appreciated by so many!


Celebrate World Blood Donor Day by Giving Blood

June 14, 2011 is World Blood Donor Day – a day set aside to celebrate
those who donate blood to help save lives without expecting anything in
return. It is also a day to raise awareness about how a safe and stable
supply of blood products is vital for hospitals and patients.

This year, World Blood Donor Day is focused on the need for more people
all over the world to help save lives by volunteering to donate blood regularly. 
The slogan “More blood. More life.” was chosen to reinforce the important
contribution that people everywhere can make by donating blood. 

 The American Red Cross reminds people that a safe and secure supply of
blood products are universal necessities. Blood can be used for trauma
victims, surgery and transplant patients, premature babies, when there are
complications during childbirth, and for patients receiving treatment for
cancer or other diseases.

For more information about World Blood Donor Day, visit wbdd.org.

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit
redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.

All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A
blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification
are required at check-in.  Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with
parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are
generally in good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school
students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet
certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross

Governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities,
the American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to
hospitals throughout the United States. While local hospital needs are always
met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no patient goes without blood no
matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing nearly half of the
nation’s blood supply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster,
trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between
U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international
disasters or conflicts.

Blood Donation Opportunities thru June 15, 2011

6/9/11 1:00 pm- 6:30 pm Town Hall 643 House St Avoca
6/14/11 11:00 am- 4:00 pm - Nebraska Masonic Home, 1300 Ave D, Plattsmouth

6/9/11 9:00 am- 2:00 pm - OPPD Coal Plant, 7264 L Road, Nebraska City

646 Main Street
Plattsmouth, NE  68048

Phone:  402-296-4770
E-mail:  ccohsm@windstream.net
website:  www.nebraskamuseums.org/casscountymuseum.htm

Book Discussion:  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Leader:  Kirsten Wood
At Cass County Historical Society in Plattsmouth

In conjunction with the Big Read, Kirsten Wood of Plattsmouth Public Library,
will lead a book discussion of this year's book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,
by Mark Twain.  Copies of the readers' guide are available at the Museum
and the Library is giving away copies of Tom Sawyer, if you need a copy.


Art Chicks is adding FREE painting parties throughout the summer! 
Stop in, bring your supplies and paint.  Acrylics, oils-whatever.  Bring
snacks or drinks or just show up!  No stress.  No fuss.
June 9 Thursday 5:30 -8
June 18 Saturday 1-4
June 23 Thursday 5:30 -8
July 7  Thursday5:30 -8
July 12  Tuesday 5:30 -8
July 19 Tuesday  5:30 -8
July 26 Tuesday  5:30 -8
August 1 Monday 5:30 -8
August 9 Tuesday 5:30 -8
August 20 Saturday 1-4
August 30 Tuesday 5:30 -8
Art Chicks is also looking for great artists and whimsical crafters! 
We take consignment art and unique gifts so give us a call and we
can give you the scoop.  We love to feature our amazing local talent. 
Call Jeanne at 234-2669.
Art Chicks is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for lunch at
11:30 and 1:00 with reservations.  Book your special occassion any
day and time for weddings, showers, parties


The Otoe County Genealogical Society will hold its Quarterly Genealogy
Workshop on June 9th at 7:00pm at the Unadilla Community Library at
770 'G' Street in Unadilla, Nebraska.  Guests are invited to attend so they
can receive assistance in finding their missing ancestors by accessing
the subscription websites of Ancestry.com and Footnote.com in the library’s
media center.  For more information, please contact the society at


"SAC Federal Credit Union" Team with the Cass County Relay has a
fundraiser going on now and until they are sold out. They are offering
bracelets for a minimum $2 donation to the Relay. The bracelets are
silicone purple with grey swirls and white lettering that says
"CU Crush Cancer".

Stop in to 219 South 23rd Street Plattsmouth, Ne.(next to Pamida) to


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 debby@greenblattandseay.com.


Event announcements and advertising can be an enormous expense when
you're wanting or needing to get the word out.  If you've checked into regular
newspaper pricing lately for such items, you'll know what I'm talking about.  So
why spend your hard-earned money, when you can accomplish the same thing
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Below is a list of categories that will cost you absolutely nothing, except the
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Birth Announcements
Letters to the Editor
Birthday Greeting
Upcoming Events
Cards of Thanks
Lost and Found
and So Much More.

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