There’s magic in the name —-
A clear sky, a blue sky,
And sunsets all aflame.
It’s harvest time again;
The high corn, the low corn,
Is gathered in the bin.
The birds sing with swelled throats;
A long song, a last song,
Of tender parting notes.
The hills are all aglow
With red leaves, with gold leaves,
That dance when soft winds blow.
I love you more each year;
Your warm days, your soft days,
To me they are most dear.
D. Maitland Bushby
An annular solar eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth. The next one will occur on Saturday, October 14, 2023. Starting at about 10:24 am in eastern Nebraska, the moon will start blocking the sun. The maximum eclipse should occur at approximately 11:46 am, then ending at 1:15 pm.
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, either totally or partly blocking the image of the Sun for those on Earth.
Read more about it HERE.
IMPORTANT! Do not attempt to view the eclipse directly or you could do irreparable damage to your eyes!
The October monthly meeting, originally scheduled for October 5th for Murray Freedom Festival volunteers, has been rescheduled to THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19.
We're excited to see you there with your ideas for our next July 4th celebration!
2023-09-22: Effective immediately, Murray is in a Mandatory Water Restriction Order. All residents are required to discontinue all non-essential use of water until further notice. Non-essential includes, vehicle washing, irrigation/watering, recreational water use, etc. Thank you.
MEDICARE ANNUAL OPEN ENROLLENT
In-person appointments are available in Nebraska City, NE for your Medicare Annual Open Enrollment.
Mary Ann Holland can assist you in comparing the options available to you at Southeast Community College Learning Center between October 16th thru December 7th.
To schedule your appointment, please contact Nebraska SHIP at 402-471-2841.
STOP THINKING ABOUT IT and MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT!
Giving blood year-round is a fantastic way to give that won't cost you a penny and only a minimal amount of your time.
Blood is always in high demand by those with cancer, a chronic disease, sickle cell, or if they've suffered trauma, such as a fall, accident or burn.
Learn more HERE.
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Louisville High School
202 W 3rd St
Louisville, NE 68037
10a - 4p
Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Weeping Water High School
204 W 'O' St
Weeping Water, NE 68463
Noon - 6p
BIBLE STUDY CLASS at MURRAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH
304 W. YOUNG ST
10 A.M. MOST SUNDAYS, IMMEDIATELY AFTER MORNING SERVICE.
Call church 402-235-2527 or email firstname.lastname@example.org<;/a> for more information.
Scatter Joy Acres
4107 Wavery Road
Murray, NE 68409
Conestoga High School's Convenience Corner is collecting hygiene items and foods for easy meals needed throughout the school year such as mac and cheese, Ramen noodles, granola bars, etc.
You may drop off donations on Thursdays between 10 am and 1 pm at Murray Christian Church, 304 W Young Street. Contact the church office, 402-235-2527 or Jessica at 402-297-7254 to make other arrangements. You may also email at email@example.com for more information.
You may also send items with a high school student or take them to the school.
Your kindness is appreciated!
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!
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.
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, 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!
YOUR HEAD WILL SPIN READING ABOUT ALL THESE EVENTS GOING ON in our NEIGHBORING TOWNS!
(Due to website server problems, we were unable to publish Jillian Rathe's Student of the Week announcement last week.)
This week, October 4, 2023, our Student of the Week Winner is Jillian Rathe. She is a senior at Weeping Water High School. Her activities include softball, basketball, track, cheerleading, FFA, and 4-H. Her parents are Mark and Candi Rathe.
She was nominated for these reasons:
She has excellent leadership skills as noted by her captaincy for the softball team.
She puts an extra time and effort on the cheerleading squad to promote school spirit.
She is a FFA officer and has helped the club grow its membership.
She is a member of the National Honor Society.
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This week, October 11, 2023, our Student of the Week Winner is Gabe Villamonte. He is a senior at Plattsmouth High School. His activities include football and baseball. His parents are Steve and Christine Villamonte.
He was nominated for these reasons:
He is a great performer on and off the field.
He continues to put in great stats in football including 4 TD passes against Gretna East.
He leads in our hallways in a positive manner.
He currently holds a 3.87 GPA.
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FREE ~ OPEN JAM SESSIONS!
Bring your instrument and your voice or just come and enjoy the fun!
2nd Sunday each month!
Sunday, Nov. 12
1 - 4:30
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UPCOMING SATURDAY EVENING SHOWS:
Bill Chrastil performing his Branson show
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Email for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Larry, 1-402-949-0668.
Don't forget to like us on FB!
Food Trucks Coming to PLATTSMOUTH!
Near Witte and Makovicka Physical Therapy, (south of HyVee)
This will continue every month on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays until October 2023!
LOFTE SEASON TICKETS MAKE GREAT GIFTS!
PURCHASE NOW AT LOFTE.ORG.
NEHAWKA, NEBRASKA PUBLIC LIBRARY
HEAR YE! HEAR YE!
The Union, NE American Legion Auxiliary Hall, 104 W Main St, is available for rental!
Reasonable rates for 4-8 hours
Full kitchen, carpeted dining hall, and all utilities.
Easy to locate on Main Street.
Individuals have rented it for birthday parties,
showers, anniversaries, and funeral dinners.
For more information, or to reserve the Hall, call
Nancy Crook 402-263-2035.
(This is a landline with an answering machine, so leave a voice message, do not try to text.)
P.A.R.C. members get together Tuesday evenings at Plattsmouth's Burger King at 6 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, email@example.com&;nbsp;or call 402-234-6775.
Do you need assistance? We're here to help!
Contact Cass County Veteran Service Officer
Admin Assistant: Jacie Victor
Call for appointment! 402-296-9368
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
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:
Letters to the Editor
Cards of Thanks
Lost and Found
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 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:
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:
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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You will receive an email Wednesday morning at 6:30 with a link to the NL.
You may also receive the Murray NL on your mobile device at 1:30 that same day by entering your number at the 'MURRAY MOBILE' box on this page.
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