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Murray Newsletter - January 16, 2019

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“All we say to America is, ‘Be true to what you said on paper.’ If I lived in China or even Russia, or any totalitarian country, maybe I could understand the denial of certain basic First Amendment privileges, because they hadn't committed themselves to that over there. But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of the press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.
1929~1968

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JUST a REMINDER to SAVE on POSTAGE!

Postage for a first class stamp for a one ounce letter is going up from .50 to .55, effective January 27, 2019.  You might want to stock up on FOREVER STAMPS, now!

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Total Lunar Eclipse

by Pat Zeigler, Editor

ONCE in a BLUE MOON

Some things are worth losing a little sleep for.  Personally, I have always been fascinated by eclipses and other fascinating spectacles in space. Miles into the country I'll drive to find the darkest gravel road, away from the lights of the village, to watch a meteor shower.
  
During an eclipse, just as in life, when it seems the spark is about to be snuffed out, the light reappears and the celestial sight fills my soul with hope and a calmness, like no other. 
I think that's what nature is intended to do.  It should leave us with a sense of awe and respect for that which is bigger than the sum of us. 
Whether it's in the infinite heavens above or right under our feet, we need to have a healthy respect for what the seasons bring to each of us. 
 
To enjoy each event to the fullest, whether it’s a rainbow, the constellations, a sunrise or sunset, but most especially when they come along 'once in a blue moon', can renew your spirit.
At 8:36 pm, this Sunday evening, January 20, 2019, a
LUNAR ECLIPSE
will begin.  If clear skies prevail, the entire eclipse should be visible from start to end, across the entire North American continent.  The maximum eclipse will happen at 11:12 pm.
Enjoy!
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/omaha

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NEW CHILD CAR SEAT LAWS
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019

Cass County Sheriff's Office shares these important updates:

1. Children must ride rear-facing up to age 2 or until they reach the upper weight and height limit allowed by the car seat manufacturer.

2. Children up to age 8 must ride in a correctly installed car seat or booster seat.

3. Children up to age 8 must ride in the back seat, as long as there is a back seat equipped with a seat belt and is not already occupied by other children under 8 years of age.

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ALL THROUGH THE YEAR,

GIFT-GIVING EVENTS POP-UP!

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Not only at Christmas, but Valentine's Day, birthdays, Mother's and Father's Day, new graduates, moving into a new home ~ people love receiving new recipes!  Even if you just want to give a gift for no reason, this is perfect, and would brighten someone's day.

Members of the Murray Christian Church, Murray, NE,  have created a new cookbook that's perfect for gift-giving.  There are still cookbook collectors out there that enjoy 'old-fashioned' cookbooks, without having to go on the internet to find good, home-tested recipes and who would surely appreciate this addition to their collection!  Included are 78 pages of recipes, along with cooking tips, too.

Cookbooks are only $10 each, with proceeds going to the church. 

Call Linda, 402-235-2831, for more information. 

Make someone happy and purchase their gift today. Who knows?  They might cook up a special treat for you in return!  Yum!

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Elevate - Murray Churches Youth Group

First Sunday of each month.

We alternate meetings between Murray Christian and Murray Presbyterian from 5-7 p.m.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes, (FCA), meets at the high school immediately following Elevate meetings at 7-9:00 on the same nights.

If you know of a young person who would like to participate in fun youth group activities, contact either the Murray Christian Church, 402-235-2527,  or Murray Presbyterian church, 402-235-2754 for more info.

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IT'S NOT TOO EARLY to PREPARE for SPRING PLANTING of TREES!

The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District will begin its annual bare-root tree seedling sales program (i.e. Conservation Forestry Program) starting November 1st. Anyone within the Lower Platte South NRD is welcome to purchase trees. These bare-root trees/shrubs are offered for less than $1 apiece. All species are sold in bundles of 25.

There are over 40 different species available, with windbreak classics like Colorado blue spruce & ponderosa pine, to wildlife friendly shrubs like Chokecherry & American Plum and some forest giants like Bur Oak & Black Walnut. The NRD is also excited to offer some new species this year such as Bald Cypress, Sycamore and Redbud.

Please visit www.lpsnrd.org/programs/trees for complete species list and ordering information. You can purchase them online or by mailing in the printable brochure. The NRD will take orders until March 22nd 2019 with trees expected to arrive by Arbor Day.

Please visit www.lpsnrd.org for additional information.

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2018 09 26 PINK CAR

The Sarpy/Cass Health Department offers free transportation assistance to women for their mammogram appointment.
The service includes home pick-up, hospital/clinic drop-off, and return home drop-off.
Eligibility includes women age 40-75 years living in Sarpy or Cass counties.
Please call SC Health Department for more information, 402-537-6968.

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KIDS COULD SURE USE YOUR HELP!

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The Conestoga Backpack Pantry serves the Murray, Nehawka, Union and Beaver Lake areas in southeast Nebraska, although we will not turn away anyone in need. Food packs are placed in the childrens' locker at school to take home on the weekends, helping to sustain them until returning to school the following week.

Your kind donation of non-perishable food items can be made at Cornerstone Bank in Murray during business hours, Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm. We can also pick up your items, if you cannot drop them off. Call Jill at 402-660-3543 to make arrangements.

Some ideas are cereal, juice boxes, granola bars, cereal bars, pancake mix, peanut butter, jelly, tuna or chicken salad packs, fruit cups, raisins, cheese and cracker snacks, macaroni and cheese cups, etc. Keep in mind that some of the children are very young and are possibly 'preparing' their own meals. Easy to open containers are a good option for little hands.

Each time you shop, just pick up one thing and set it aside and after a few weeks, drop off your bag of items at the bank or church.

Thank you!

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DON'T STOP READING HERE! 
THERE'S EVEN MORE HAPPENING AROUND OUR AREA!
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NOW AT LEWIS & CLARK CENTER in NEBRASKA CITY!
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Brownbagging with the Birds
At Missouri River Basin Lewis & Clark Visitor Center

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SECRETARIAL HELP WANTED
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Weeping Water, NE United Methodist Church is in search of a secretary.

Approximately 20 hours/week, salary negotiable. 

Contact Pastor Larry Adams, (402)470-1792 for more information.

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Lofte Community Theatre Announces

2019 Season Productions

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Calendar Girls
By Tim Firth
Performances: April 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14
Auditions: February 25 & 26 7 PM

The Voice of the Prairie
By John Olive
Performances: May 31, June 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9
Auditions: April 15 & 16 7 PM

Gilbert and Sullivan's
The Pirates of Penzance
Performances: July 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, August 1, 2, 3, 4
Auditions: June 2 & 3 7 PM

Of Mice and Men
By John Steinbeck
Performances: September 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15
Auditions: July 21 & 22 7 PM

The 39 Steps
By Patrick Barlow, John Buchan
Performances: October 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27
Auditions: July 29 & 30 7 PM

In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People
(That Should be Shot)
By Steve Franco
Performances: December 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22
Auditions: October 21 & 22 7 PM

Details at www.lofte.com

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Weeping Water's Memory Lane Museum & Soda Fountain
will be closed during winter and will reopen in mid-late Spring, 2019.
Watch for re-opening announcements at that time.
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CLICK THE FLIER ABOVE FOR MORE INFO AND TICKETS!!
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PLATTSMOUTH AMATEUR RADIO CLUB (P.A.R.C.)
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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.)

The Annual Dinner is to be held Sunday, January 27, 2019, at Famous Dave's in Bellevue, 5 pm.

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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MUSICAL INSTRUMENT LENDING PROGRAM

The Great Plains Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association has a wonderful instrument lending program, so please share this information with folks that you know. Here is the information from Jim Wood:

"We are in full swing looking for kids ages 5 to 16 who want to learn to play a bluegrass/old time instrument! 
The instruments we are lending include guitar, fiddles of different sizes, banjo, and mandolin, and have recently been gifted with a fine Dobro, thanks to Doug Van Horn. 
These instruments may be borrowed for a year as long as the learner has a mentor from our music association. 
The mentor will be selected by the student and parent. 
This mentor will give the Instrument lending committee a report of progress every three months."

If you wish to get an application to this Lending program, please contact Jim Wood at 402-397-4673 or jkwood@unomaha.edu.

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ONGOING EVENTS:

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ATTENTION, VETERANS! 

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

Contact Cass County Veteran Service Officer, Brian Coffman.

Email:

ccvso@cassne.org


Admin Assistant: Jacie Victor


Phone:

(402) 296-9368

Fax: (402) 296-9369

Email:

ccvsoadmin@cassne.org


Hours:

Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm

Closed noon to 1pm


Cass County Nebraska Courthouse

346 Main St., Rm. 102

Plattsmouth, NE 68048

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BACK TO SCHOOL? IT ISN'T JUST FOR KIDS ANYMORE!

Now is the Time….

“Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.” Charles E. Weller, an early typing teacher, wrote this as a keyboarding drill for his students. His idea relates to an attempt to overcome the “skills gap”.

The United States has unemployed workers while it urgently needs more than 5 million higher-skilled workers. How is that possible? Although many solutions have been offered, employers insist that unemployed American workers do not have the strong literacy, numeracy, and other workplace skills that our country needs to fill its empty jobs and compete in the global marketplace. Who knew that educating oneself is a part of patriotism?

Currently, GED programs across the nation are offering high school equivalency classes including literacy and numeracy skills, in addition to keyboarding, computer, and workplace skill training. Are you looking for a path to better employment? The Plattsmouth Adult Education Program offers classes and training in all these areas.

Classes are free and provided six times per week: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 701 Chicago Avenue (lower building.) Classes include individual learning plans and individual study as well as group discussions. Every student will have computer time during each study period.

Call 402-296-3174 ext. 2315 for information or just come at class time and check it out. You will be welcomed by a community of friendly and respectful teachers and students. Don’t delay. “Now is the time…”

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Hope's Closet Hours:

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Saturday, 10-3

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ARE YOU 55+

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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 stephanie_mahony@experienceworks.org Nebraska Toll-free Number: 1-877-314-7526.


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