Murray Newsletter - July 8, 2020
Always remember that you are absolutely unique ~ just like everyone else.
Even during the summer and amid the Covid19 crisis, 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 or boxed pasta
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, please 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!
Thanks to everyone who wears their mask in public. When you do this one simple thing, it sure helps us all feel safer about going out.
Treasurer Murante Announces EVERFI Treasurer’s Summer Challenge to Support Youth Financial Education
A new challenge, taking place during the month of July, equips students with money management skills and encourages financial learnings to combat “COVID slide”
July 1, 2020 (Lincoln, NE) -- Treasurer John Murante today announced the kick-off of the EVERFI Treasurer’s Summer Challenge in Nebraska, taking place throughout the month of July. The EVERFI Treasurer’s Summer Challenge is a first-of-its-kind nationwide financial literacy challenge for high school students, bringing together state treasurer offices to support financial education.
Education leaders are already bracing for a worse "summer slide" this year for students whose schools were shut down to curb the spread of coronavirus. New research from NWEA suggests the "COVID slide" is going to be significantly worse, with projections suggesting major academic impacts from COVID closures for students, especially in mathematics. The Treasurer’s Challenge is designed to engage students with fun, educational content that is self-paced and easily accessible from home.
The one-month challenge, created by social impact education innovator EVERFI, and supported by state treasurer’s offices nationwide, features five digital lessons and a capstone essay contest in which students will share what they hope to do after high school and how what they learned during the Challenge will help them turn that into a reality. One student essay will be selected as the winner of the EVERFI Treasurer’s Summer Challenge and will receive a $5,000 college scholarship.
“During this time of continued uncertainty, and with many families finding their summer plans upended, my office is committed to engaging communities, increasing financial literacy, and driving impactful change,” Murante said. “We are proud to support parents and student at this time through the EVERFI Treasurer’s Summer Challenge and hope it will help drive dinner-table conversations about important financial topics as these students plan for their future.”
Participating students will gain new skills to create a personalized financial decision-making framework that they can apply to their lives now and in the future. Topics include spending and saving, credit and debt, employment and income, investing, and insurance.
“Across the country, families are facing unprecedented uncertainties and challenges. Parents are dealing with the loss of income or are settling into balancing work and child care as best they can, while students are facing a summer of continued social distancing with few activities or camps,” said Ray Martinez, founder, and president, of EVERFI. “We’ve always been committed to helping student increase their financial literacy, and during this time we are also working to help parent feel secure – and help students stay engaged. The EVERFI Treasurer’s Summer Challenge is a fun way for students to compete with their peers while social distancing and better preparing themselves for life after high school.”
To learn more about the EVERFI Treasurer’s Summer Challenge, visit https://nest.everfi-next.net/welcome/treasurers-challenge.
About EVERFI, Inc.
EVERFI is an international technology company driving social change through education to address the most challenging issues affecting society ranging from financial wellness to prescription drug safety to workplace conduct and other critical topics. Founded in 2008, EVERFI is fueled by its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) community engagement platform and has reached more than 41 million learners globally. Recognized as one of the World's Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company in 2020, EVERFI powers community engagement in a sustained manner to empower individuals and organizations to make an impact within their communities. The Company also convenes Networks to bring together financial institutions, colleges, and universities, and some of the largest corporations to leverage insights and connections to drive impact. Some of America's leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EVERFI investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter founder Evan Williams, as well as Advance, Rethink Education and Rethink Impact. To learn more about EVERFI visit everfi.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter @EVERFI.
Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands Honors Community
(Papillion, NE) –Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands’ (T.E.A.M.) held their 3rd Annual Recognition Celebration on Thursday, June 25, 2020 virtually.
Hudson Kingston, J.D., LL.M. from the Public Health Law Center presented “Vape Waste & Filter Fraud: Commercial Tobacco's Environmental Impact.” T.E.A.M. also presented awards to organizations and communities for their work in tobacco prevention and education
Awards presented were:
Advocate of the Year: Senator Sue Crawford
Advocate of the Year: Michael Lennen
Business of the Year: Papillion Community Foundation
Community of the Year: Gretna, NE
Multi-Family Housing of the Year: Crestview Village, Mercy Housing
Partner of the Year: UNMC College of Public Health
The keynote speech and award presentation can be viewed on T.E.A.M.’s website at
T.E.A.M. is a community coalition of more than sixty local organizations, businesses, & individuals that works to create healthy, tobacco-free areas for our community to enjoy. They meet on the 4th Thursday of the month at 11:30pm at via Zoom. For more information, visit www.TeamTobaccoFree.org.
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VILLAGE of MURRAY, NEBRASKA
BOARD of TRUSTEES
NOTICE of MEETING
A regular meeting of the Murray Village Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at the Murray Municipal Building, (Town Hall), 106 W Main St., Murray, NE and is open to the public.
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Murante, NEST 529 Launches Sun-Sational Summer Fun Photo Giveaway
Ten Winners to Each Receive a $2,000 NEST 529 College Savings Plan Account Contribution
Lincoln, Neb. (June 15, 2020)— Nebraska Treasurer John Murante and First National Bank of Omaha today announced the launch of the first-ever NEST 529 Summer Fun Photo $2,000 Giveaway which will award ten randomly-selected winners a $2,000 NEST 529 College Savings Plan account contribution. Open now through September 1, the nationwide contest encourages families to enter a fun summer-themed photo of their child 10 years old or younger, along with a short caption.
“While we are experiencing unprecedented times, summer remains an exciting season for children to soak up the sun and create everlasting memories. I am proud to give families across the country an opportunity to win a big boost to their savings, and to show that saving for college and higher education should be a priority even throughout the summer months,” said Nebraska Treasurer John Murante. “I look forward to seeing how our young scholars are enjoying their summers, and to celebrating the excitement of the season. Best of luck to all who participate!”
NEST 529 is committed to making higher education more accessible to account holders, and regularly holds contests, giveaways and drawings throughout the year to help bolster their savings efforts.
“From barbeques to long days in the sun, the summer season is full of exciting snapshots of fun celebrations. We are thrilled to offer this giveaway and the opportunity for Account Owners to share a window into their favorite summer moments,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha. “We wish everyone throughout the NEST 529 community a wonderful and fun-filled summer. Though students may be on summer break, we hope to continuously spark conversations of higher education planning, while helping to provide a boost to Account Owners’ NEST 529 College Savings Plan accounts.”
For full rules and entry, visit NEST529.com/summerfun. More information is also available at NEST529.com or treasurer.nebraska.gov.
About NEST 529
NEST 529 is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan and provides four plans to help make saving for college simple and affordable: NEST Direct College Savings Plan, NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and State Farm 529 Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as Program Trustee. First National Bank of Omaha serves as Program Manager, and all investments are approved by the Nebraska Investment Council. Families nationwide are saving for college using Nebraska’s 529 College Savings Plans, which have more than 280,000 accounts, including over 93,000 in Nebraska. Visit NEST529.com and treasurer.nebraska.gov for more information.
About First National Bank of Omaha
First National Bank is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska. First National and its affiliates have more than $23 billion in assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.
Investments Are Not FDIC Insured* · No Bank, State or Federal Guarantee · May Lose Value
*Except the Bank Savings Investment Option
CASS COUNTY NE RESIDENTS:
Now that doctors are advising to wear a face mask when you go to the store, here's an easy to follow pattern for those of you who want to make your own, from Joann Fabrics:
ATTENTION MEMBERS and FRIENDS
If you have a compromised immune system or do not feel safe going out to a public grocery store, we have 4 volunteers available to help. Please call the church office to request their services 402.235.2527.
Worship this week will be through Facebook Live.
Pastor Mike and the Murray Christian Church Board
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BECAUSE WE ALL COUNT.
Did you receive a letter from the U.S. Census Bureau yet? If so, be sure to get it filled out and mailed back or you can easily do it online. It only takes a couple of minutes to make a world of difference.
Be sure to have your letter with you when you fill out the form. You'll need the Census ID number on the letter that's assigned to your address. Then go to https://2020census.gov/to complete the form.
Why fill out the form? The information you provide helps the government to determine areas that need federal funding, such as hospitals, food programs, road maintenance, schools, employment opportunities, health-related programs and many others. So you see? This helps you, your family and community.
Another reason to fill it out. IT'S the LAW. Failure to return the form will bring a Census Bureau Interviewer, in person, to your home.
More info can be found here, https://www.census.gov/
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EVENTS IN NEIGHBORING TOWNS:
Are you anxious to get back to some good ol' country music! We sure are! Being closed for 3 months has been tough for everyone and CCMT has felt it, too. Sadly, some nonprofits have had to close permanently. At CCMT, we've not only missed the great music and fellowship, but bills still needed to be paid, like utilities and insurance and without open doors, it's been a struggle. So tell your friends to come and let's get back to a 'somewhat normal' enjoyable time over at the old theater!
We know you want to be safe and others do. too. Not only yourself, but also for others, please be aware that social-distancing and wearing of masks will be MANDATORY in our small theater for the time-being. Thank you for understanding.
Saturday, July 11th, 7:30 p.m., HOME GROWN band, $4 Admission
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Fleming Family Foundation
The Fleming Family Foundation was established in out Parents name Dean & Jean Fleming both community leaders as well as Professional leaders in their community! They stressed the Importance of moving beyond status quo no matter what one chooses as their profession. We support those those who have high expectations and have proven themselves in the class room and community. Giving back to your profession and your community was a priority for our parents and instilled in their children. The foundation was established in 2007. It is is a 401C3 recognized foundation in Nebraska. We accept donations from individuals and invest those funds. Randy Fleming CAI, NAA is the Chairman of the Board. Donations can be sent to Fleming Family Foundation PO Box 410 Springfield, Ne. 68059.
Here is the Fleming Family Foundation winners for 2020.
Courtney Poessnecker, Ellie Burkinsaw, Garrison Hansen, Hannah Brotsky, Jaegher Ogden, Jocely Hamilton, Lily Fischer, Lindsey Jelinek, Mykenzie Daugherty
EAST CASS PIONEER CEMETERY DISTRICT
Mondays at 7pm at MurrayTown Hall on the following dates:
The pay rate for Cass and Otoe counties is $17.50 per hour plus mileage.
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P.A.R.C. members get together Tuesday evenings at Plattsmouth's Burger King at 7 pm.
Monthly meetings the last Saturday of most months at Mom's Cafe in Plattsmouth, 8 am. (NO December monthly meeting.)
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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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