• 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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2021 01 21 Eagles in pond west of Sapp Bros east of Neb City

Over the past several months we've taken many drives along dusty graveled roads and dirty, rutted, minimum maintenance roads through Cass, Sarpy, Lancaster and Otoe counties, in hopes of seeing some wildlife. It's fun to see a bobwhite quail, raccoon, fox or deer, but they're becoming much more scarce. Fields are being stripped of tree lines and when that habitat is gone, so are many of the wild creatures. It's ironic though, that in making a trip into Bellevue, we can see 30 or more turkeys in an open field right in the middle of the city amidst the traffic and buildings.

Last week we were thrilled when we crested a hill and saw dozens of bald eagles on a pond's frozen surface gathered around a hole in the ice. My first thought was that I wish I had my old Canon camera, with its 35 mm film, so I could get a fantastic shot of this spectacular sight. My phone would have to do, but I sure wish this image was much more clear, so you can see what we were witness to. The next day, on another outing we spotted 8 eagles in one tree and 15 in another, 25 miles from where we'd seen them gathered on the pond the day before.

A few short decades ago, bald eagles were on the endangered species list. Much of their decline was due to habitat destruction and the use of a pesticide, a poison called DDT. Actions were finally taken by the government and, together with the efforts by everyday citizens, these magnificent icons made a dramatic comeback. About 14 years ago, they were 'upgraded' to the 'threatened' status and are now protected by both the Bald and Golden Eagle Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Is it any wonder that the bald eagle symbolizes the same tenacity, grit and determination of Americans? Our democracy continually needs to be protected to keep it off the 'endangered' list, too. Ask yourself if what you're doing each day is eroding the basic foundation upon which our country was founded.  Has your mind and soul been poisoned by someone or something?  Each one of us needs to prove to each other, and the world, how we Americans strive every day to work together, and not against each other, for the common good. Each one of us can, and must, do this without fail.  It's our responsibility.  Smallest kindnesses and respect speaks volumes, and our whole world will be better for our efforts.

REFLECTION

You have given me riches and ease,
You have given me joys through the years,
I have sat in the shade of your trees,
With the song of your birds in my ears.
I have drunk of your bountiful wine
And done as I've chosen to do,
But, oh wonderful country of mine,
'How little have I done for you!

You have given me safe harbor from harm,
Untroubled I've slept through the nights
And have waked to the new morning's charm
And claimed as my own its delights.
I have taken the finest of fine
From your orchards and fields where it grew,
But, oh wonderful country of mine,
How little I've given to you!

You have given me a home and a place
Where in safety my babies may play;
Health blooms on each bright dimpled face
And laughter is theirs every day.
You have guarded from danger the shrine
Where I worship when toiling is through,
But, oh wonderful country of mine,
How little have I done for you!

I have taken your gifts without thought,
I have revelled in joys that you gave,
That I see now with blood had been bought,
The blood of your earlier braves.
I have lived without making one sign
That the source of my riches I knew,
Now, oh wonderful country of mine,
I'm here to do something for you!

Edgar A. Guest

If you want to see why this matters, check out this 26-minute video.


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DRIVER NEEDED, 2 HRS/DAY

Van Driver needed at Conestoga Schools.
Hours are 7:00 to 8:00 am and 3:30 to 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Friday.


$16.38/hr.

Contact Midstates School Bus at 402-235-2206 or email conestoga@midstatesschoolbus.com

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To Schedule Your Upcoming Blood Drive Donation, click HERE or call 1-800­-RED CROSS (1-800­-733-2767):

Avoca

2/15/2021: 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Town Hall, 623 House St

Elmwood

2/15/2021: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Fire Hall, 601 N 4th

Plattsmouth

2/10/2021: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, 2128 Lincoln Ave

2/14/2021: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., First Baptist Church, 16220 Highway 75

 


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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.


 

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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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TEN YEARS AGO...
Conestoga Wrestling, Volleyball & Basketball, Relay for Life, an Irish Music Concert, Picasso and Einstein at Mahoney and a Fiddle Camp!

 


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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, 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!


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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

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·PT/FT Day, Evening, and Overnight C.N.A’s

·Weekend Baylor C.N.A’s

·Licensed Professional Nurse (LPN)

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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HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR NEWS TO THIS NEWSLETTER...

Below is a list of categories that we are happy to post, (at NO COST to you!), in the weekly Murray online newsletter:

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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