• 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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2020 12 23 CHRISTMAS THOUGHTS

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Christmas is almost here, so Santa's checking his list, testing his sleigh and starting to get the reindeer hitched-up for a test flight around the North Pole.  One of his elves sent this picture below and said Santa just has to get the other 4 reindeer, and Rudolph, the leader, then he'll be testing it out for the big, magical night! He needs to be sure Rudolph's nose is bright enough to find the way, too.

Tomorrow he'll take a very long nap, then start on his big journey.  You can track where he is HERE.  He's hoping all the children will be asleep when he gets to their homes, because it saves him a lot of time.  So go to bed early and you'll be surprised the next morning when you look under the Christmas tree!

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2020 12 21 NIGHT SKY

Monday evening's twilight, on the first day of winter, brought quite a light show preceeding the much anticipated viewing of the 'Christmas Star'.  After this view from our front door, we took a drive to a dark country road where we could see Jupiter and Saturn aligning for their big show.  A few minutes later our sweet friend, Cortney, brought her telescope over, and from the driveway we could see the two planets clearly.  Then, like a stage curtain being drawn at the end of a great  play, thin clouds came in to close the show.  It was a magical evening!


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CONDOLENCES to ....

The family and friends of
Joy "Broom" Dodd
who passed on December 17, 2020.  You may read Broom's complete obituary HERE.

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Condolences also to the family and friends of

Tommy Birdwell

of Murray, who passed December 15th.  You may read his obituary HERE.


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Lofte Family and Friends

Our Christmas presentation “Making Spirits Bright” is now online! Please go to our home page at lofte.org and click the button that says “View Making Spirits Bright Online” to watch this heartwarming production. Note that the show will be available to watch from today December 22nd through January 22nd. Watching is 100% free, and you may watch as many times as you like. We appreciate your understanding as we've been working hard to bring you this show, one way or another, and hope that you enjoy it!

About the show: We all feel the modern strains of the holiday season, shopping, decorating, and food preparations. Follow one couple through a Christmas season that helps them bring back the spirit of what the holiday is about. Through magic, love, and humor, and a mysterious "Neighbor", Nick and Helen rediscover the joys of the holiday. "Making Spirits Bright," is authored by one of our very own born-in-a-barn players, Kathryn Cover!

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!


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WHY is THERE a PARTRIDGE in a PEAR TREE ANYWAY?

What do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won't come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas??

Well, from 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a
catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church.
Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember:

-The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.
-Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.
-Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.
-The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.
-The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.
-The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.
-Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.
-The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.
-Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.
-The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.
-The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.
-The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.

I found it interesting and enlightening and now I know how that strange song became a Christmas Carol.

(Borrowed from LouisvilleNebraska.com)


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DEC 29, 2020, Tuesday
Hy-Vee
16418 Westside Dr
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
9 AM - 4 PM

DEC 30, 2020, Wednesday
Louisville Senior Center
423 Elm St
Louisville, NE 68037
9 AM - 3 PM

JAN 7, 2021, Thursday
Murray Christian Church
304 W Young St
Murray, NE 68409
NOON - 6 PM

JAN 7, 2021, Thursday
City Building
101 W Eldora Ave
Weeping Water, NE 68463
1- 7PM

JAN 18, 2021, Monday
VFW Post 2543 Plattsmouth
510 1st Avenue
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM

FEB 14, 2021, Sunday
First Baptist Church
16220 Highway 75
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
NOON - 5 PM 


STUDENTS, GRADES 4-12,

THIS ENDS IN ONE WEEK!

NE CENTER for the BOOK LOGO

Young Readers Invited to Write to Favorite Authors

Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Nebraska Letters about Literature (LAL) contest, a state reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre-fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic-explaining how that author’s work changed the student’s view of the world. Submissions must be completed online November 1- December 31, 2020. Nebraska Letters About Literature is coordinated and sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book and the Nebraska Library Commission, with support from Houchen Bindery, Ltd., Humanities Nebraska, and Chapters Bookstore in Seward.

The Nebraska Center for the Book’s panel of judges will select a winner and alternate per competition level (Level I for grades 4-6, Level II for grades 7-8, and Level III for grades 9-12) to be honored in a proclamation-signing ceremony at the state capitol during National Library Week in April 2021. Their winning letters will be placed in the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors at Bennett Martin Public Library in Lincoln. Nebraska winners and alternates will receive state prizes.

Teachers, librarians, and parents can download the contest guidelines, free teaching materials, information on the online entry system, and past winning letters on the Nebraska Center for the Book website. There will be an informational NCompass Live webinar on Wednesday, November 4th at 10:00 am CT discussing this year’s contest. Get inspired by listening to past Nebraska winners, Ashley Xiques and Sydney Kohl, read and talk about their letters on NET Radio’s All About Books (netnebraska.org/basic-page/radio/all-about-books). For more information contact Nebraska Center for the Book.

The Nebraska Center for the Book is housed at the Nebraska Library Commission and brings together the state’s readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, publishers, printers, educators, and scholars to build the community of the book, supporting programs to celebrate and stimulate public interest in books, reading, and the written word. The Nebraska Center for the Book is supported by the Nebraska Library Commission.

As the state library agency, the Nebraska Library Commission is an advocate for the library and information needs of all Nebraskans. The mission of the Library Commission is statewide promotion, development, and coordination of library and information services, “bringing together people and information.”

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The most up-to-date news releases from the Nebraska Library Commission are always available on the Library Commission Website, https://nlc.nebraska.gov/publications/newsreleases .

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CASS COUNTY NE COURTHOUSE

From the Cass County Clerk:

Beginning February 1, 2021, the Cass County Nebraska Courthouse hours of operation will be from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.


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To check for updates on covid-19 in Cass County, click the Sarpy/Cass Health Department's Dashboard HERE. You'll see an up-to-date overview and test results, active cases, cumulative cases, hospitals, deaths and maps.


 

2020 10 07 LOGO CHILD SAVING INSTITUTE

All children need a secure place to learn and grow. The ideal place should be in their own home, however many kids are not that fortunate.

In times of neglect or abuse, a child must sometimes be removed from their home at a moment's noticed and placed in a warm, safe place. Kids of all ages, from birth through high school, sometimes need the help of the Child Saving Institute.

CSI helps foster parents and biological families learn the skills they need for a safe, well-cared-for, and loving family life.During this unsettling time of covid-19, the Murray Christian Church is collecting essential cleaning items for the Child Saving Institute.

If you would like to donate, here are some things they could use:Pine Sol, Lysol Disinfectant Spray, sanitizing wipes, latex and powder-free disposable gloves, (L & XL), and hand sanitizer.

Please bring items to Murray Christian Church, 304 W Young St, Murray, NE on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, between the hours of 10 - 2:00. You may call the church ahead of time, 402-235-2527, to be sure someone will be there to assist you.

Thank you for helping to keep these children, (and the CSI staff), healthy and happy!.


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Tracking Santa - Thanks NORAD

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Again this year, we are helping excited Kiddo's track Santa Claus - as he leaves the North Pole - and delivers toys all over the world!

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TEN YEARS AGO...

A Most Perfect Gift, the Conestoga Christmas Concert, Another Sad Farewell to a Long-Time Murray Friend, Name That Tune, and More!


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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
Canned soup
Granola bars
Fruit snacks
Dry pasta
Spaghetti sauce
Dry soup mixes
Canned meat (chicken, tuna)
Boxed prepared meal kits (Hamburger Helper, Rice-a-Roni)
Peanut butter
Jelly
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!


ATTENTION,  

CASS COUNTY NE RESIDENTS:

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ATTENTION 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.

Thank you,
Pastor Mike and the Murray Christian Church Board


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Country Music Friends,

In the best interest of all of our patrons and performers, due to the covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel all shows for the foreseeable future.

It's our hope that 2021 brings good health to everyone and we can reopen to get back to some good ol' country music with our friends.

Thank you for your continued support.

CORNHUSKER COUNTRY MUSIC THEATER
211 MAIN STREET
P.O. BOX 42
LOUISVILLE, NE 68037

1-800-480-8797, EXT 211

cornhuskercountrymusic@gmail.com


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We offer free healthcare premiums for our full time employees, shift differentials, and competitive wages, full benefit plan, and paid time off.

Call us at 402-234-2125 or apply online at www.louisvillecarecenter.com

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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.)

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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ATTENTION, VETERANS! 

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

Contact Cass County Veteran Service Officer

Email:

ccvso@cassne.org

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Admin Assistant: Jacie Victor


Phone:

(402) 296-9368
Fax: (402) 296-9369*

Email:

ccvsoadmin@cassne.org

Hours:

Call for appointment!

Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm
Closed noon to 1pm
346 Main St., Rm. 102
Plattsmouth, NE 68048.

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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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Weddings
Engagements
Anniversary
Births
Letters to the Editor
Birthday Greeting
Upcoming Events
Cards of Thanks
Lost and Found
Obituaries
Recipes
Photos
and So Much More!


That's right! These are all items that can appear FREE of CHARGE in each Wednesday's Murray Newsletter and/or Calendar! All YOU have to do is send the information to us - it's that simple!

DEADLINE for submissions to each week's Wednesday Newsletter is NO LATER THAN NOON on the preceding MONDAY.

There are 3 ways you can submit your articles:

1) You may call your information to 402-235-2926 and leave a voice mail with your name and phone number.

2) Email your story with your name, contact info and story, in plain text to:

editor@murraynebraska.com

Send photos in .jpg format, no larger than 495 pixels wide or photos and fliers in a .pdf, to the e-address above with your story in plain text.

3) Send items via the U.S. postal service to:

Editor, Murray Nebraska Website
201 N How Ave
Murray, NE  68409-8403

Be sure to allow enough time to be received by Monday! Also, when mailing items you'd like to get back, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Remember to include 'who, what, when, where and why', along with any other helpful details, such as a contact person and phone.

Again, you must have your name and contact information included with the information.

Thanks for helping to keep YOUR Murray Newsletter fresh and up-to-date!

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