Murray Newsletter - August 23, 2017
HUGE ESTATE/MOVING SALE
304 PARKVIEW CIRCLE
MURRAY, NE 68409
THURS, FRI, SAT
AUGUST 24, 25, 26
8 AM - 1 PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
EVEN THE HOUSE IS FOR SALE!
MAKE a DIFFERENCE in a YOUNG PERSON'S LIFE!
Cass Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is currently recruiting CASA advocates to speak up for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Cass County.
The next training session is scheduled to begin October 1 and will run for five weeks. The training consists of 15 hours of online training and 15 hours of in-person training.
We are also seeking male volunteers for this class as over 60% of our CASA children are males.
Murray Christian Church is seeking to borrow the stained-glass windows and any other memorabilia from the former church when it was located on Highway 1, near the railroad overpass.
If you have any of these items, or know someone who does, please call 402-296-4362 or 402-658-0304.
(The above photo is NOT an actual item the church is looking for.)
NOTE FROM TOWN HALL...
Many of us know how convenient it is to pay our utility bills electronically. No writing out checks, no stamps or envelopes, just a couple of clicks and it's done.
The Village of Murray would like to know how many residents would actually use this service for payment of their water bills. Electronic payments would cost the Village a small amount per transaction to process, however the higher the number of users, the less it would cost.
If you're interested in this service, call Eileen at Town Hall, 402-235-2119. and ask that your name be added to the 'interested' list. It's not a guarantee that this will happen, but it will give the Board a good idea of how many are interested and if it should be implemented.
Pass this word on to your neighbors, and ask them to call if they, too, are interested.
Last October 20, 2016, as children were anxiously anticipating Halloween and lots of trick-or-treating, a beautiful, young family of six perished in the night, as their rural home went up in flames. Four little girls, Elli, Adilynn, Emma, ages 11, 7 and 5, were students at Conestoga Elementary and had many friends, in and around the surrounding area, as did their baby sister, Anniston, 2, and their parents, Mike and Michelle Speer.
In honor of her family, JoLynne Lehan, Mike's mom, has directed that donations go to Conestoga's outdoor classroom, Cougar Hollow. With the four little girls' love of performing, playing and being out-of-doors exploring nature, in mind, the new additions for this special area will include a pavilion for outdoor instruments, a chalkboard and chairs. A memorial fountain will be added at a later date.
A brick walking path will direct visitors to this special area. If you would like to honor this family with a loving tribute, you may purchase a memorial brick paver for $75. You may add any name to be engraved on the brick. There is space for 3 rows, with each row including a total of 14 characters, (including spaces). The clock is ticking...you need to order soon. Download an order form with complete directions and contact information here.
See auctions details at www.gpsold.com
GET KIDS OUTDOORS!
LOUISVILLE FISHING TOURNAMENTS for KIDS!
For more info on any of these events, call:
LTD OUTDOORS LLC, 402-234-2516.
September 8 - 17, 45th Annual South Dakota Fiddle Festival and Contest, Yankton, South Dakota (For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sunday, September 17, 1:15 PM, David, in Concert, Wessels Living History Farm, York, NE
Sunday, October 15, 2:30 PM, Schoolhouse Fiddling Bee, in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, NE
Now THIS is Something Pretty Cool!
The Memory Lane Museum, 215 W. Eldora, in Weeping Water, NE is currently hosting a display of items from the collection of WW resident, Kevin Brack.
For several years, Kevin has been collecting memorabilia from celebrities in the sports, TV, movie and music worlds. Some of the items to be displayed this season will be guitars from Sting and Taylor Swift, Debra Winger's 'Wonder Girl' costume, Ken Norton's boxing trunks and robe, signed baseballs and an evening gown from Katherine Heigl. From the movie 'Blindside', there's even a basketball hoop and jersey worn by country music star Tim McGraw. Oh, now give me a letter. 'V'.....YES! There's even a gown from Vanna White! Many TV show scripts, signed by cast members, will also be on display.
Each Tuesday thru Saturday thru the end of October, the museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. They'll be closed Sundays and Mondays. To make a special appointment to view Memory Laneduring off-hours, call 402-297-1820, 402-267-4925 or 402-267-5562.
The Brack collection isn't the only thing going on at Memory Lane. On the 3rd Wednesday of each month from April through October will be the Brown Bag Lunch programs. A guest speaker will give a one-hour presentation, from noon to 1:00, on a different topic each month.
This season's topics and speakers are:
September 20 - Fused Glass & Demonstration by Pam Newell
October 18 - About Essential Oils by Stephanie Wolcott.
Programs are subject to change, so you may want to call ahead for information at 402-267-5562.
For genealogists, Memory Lane Museum also has plot information and a map for the Oakwood Cemetery.
*Acoustic Music (No cover charge)
** Band ($6 cover unless otherwise marked)
ALL SHOWS START AT 7 PM
25 * Tom & Wes (great duo!)
26 **Classic Crossing (aka Vinyl Spirit, classic rock)
1 Tribute to John Denver (You guessed it! For all you 70's lovers)
HEY, COUNTRY MUSIC FANS.........
September 2 - Jamie Williams & Friends
September 16 - Irish Donahoo & Ty Seeger
September 30 -Fred Larson & Friends
October 14 - Anniversary Show
October 28 - Larry Hansen & Friends
November 11 - Warren Brewer & Friends
November 25 - Plum Tuckered
December 9 - Christmas Show for Young Musicians
Plattsmouth Adult Education Adds Job Skills and New Class Times
Plattsmouth Community School District Adult Education begins its 40th year with a new focus on College and Career Readiness. The Federal Government has charged all adult education programs with preparing students for college and the workplace. Plattsmouth is stepping up. PCSD will integrate job search, workplace skills, and college preparation into its GED, English language, and Adult Basic Education courses.
To meet this challenge, an additional class session is being offered on Thursday mornings.
Classes are offered Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday during the public school year at 9:30 a.m. - noon and 6:30- 9 p.m., at the PACE Center, 15508 2nd Ave. The PACE Center is located across from the high school to the west.
Please call Tallie VanWesten, program director, at 402-296-3174 Ext. 2315 for information.
New students may begin during any class period by arriving a few minutes early. You will be very welcome.
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: email@example.comNebraska Toll-free Number: 1-877-314-7526
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