• 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
  • Conestoga Elementary School

    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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(Illustration Tasha Tudor Mother Goose book, c. 1944)

THE ROBIN

The north wind doth blow,
And we shall have snow,
And what will poor robin do then,
Poor thing?

He'll sit in a barn,
And keep himself warm,
And hide his head under his wing,
Poor thing!

Mother Goose


 

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Advice from An Old Farmer

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.

Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled.
Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.
Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
You cannot unsay a cruel word.
Every path has a few puddles.
When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

The best sermons are lived, not preached.
Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.
Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

Live a good, honorable life… Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.
Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.

Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.
If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
MOST TIMES IT JUST GETS DOWN TO COMMON SENSE!


 

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SENCA’s Autumn Newsletter focuses on agency housing programs, with a spotlight on Weatherization. Each year October 30th is recognized as National Weatherization Day. This is in an on-going effort to promote energy saving measures, provided by local non-profit agencies, such as SENCA, that not only help reduce heating and cooling costs, but improve the overall health and safety of
low-income homes.

SENCA weatherization services are available to qualifying households with incomes up to 200% of poverty who reside in the counties of Cass, Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee and Richardson, as well as qualifying Sarpy County residents. Weatherized homes can be owned or rented, including mobile homes.

We appreciate you taking the time to read through our quarterly newsletter. Please feel free to share this information with anyone you feel it may benefit.


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Dear Readers,

We want to build an online history about Murray.
Please submit any information you might know about our town to start creating this project.

If you own a business, let us know when you started and any informaton about the building and/or business located there before yours. Do you know the little gray building, CJ's Hair Salon, on Main Street used to be an ice cream shop?  Do you also know that the Murray Christian Church used to be located just east of the Murray Repair Shop?  In the early 1900's Murray's Main Street was devastated by a fire.  Have you heard any information about that time that's been passed down from your ancestors? 

You can also send information about your house - when it was built and any background about it. Was it one of the first homes in town? Is it haunted? What do you know about it?  There's a little house in town that used to be the old railroad depot!  Do you know where it is now, or that the old Murray Elementary School's mascot name was the Mustangs?

Any information would be helpful. Please send photos, too, if available! Photos should contain people's names and location and any other helpful information.It should become a fun, educational and informative piece of history that will continue to grow, and one that we're all building together! Thanks for your help!

Email your information to:
Editor@MurrayNebraska.com


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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.


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SEASON of GIVING?

Is there truly any better gift to give than your own blood? Donating is purely an unselfish act, it doesn't cost you a penny, and can save a life. Make this contribution and you'll sleep well knowing that you've given of yourself to improve, and perhaps even save another person's life.

Confirm days and times and learn more HERE. 

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Monday, November 20, 2023

VFW Post 2543
510 1st Ave
Plattsmouth, NE

11:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Monday, December 4, 2023

Town Hall
623 House Street
Avoca, NE 68307

1 pm - 6 pm

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Fire Station
127 N 5th St
Plattsmouth, NE

11 am - 5 pm

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Plattsmouth High School
1916 E Highway 34
Plattsmouth, NE

8 am - 2 pm

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Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Louisville Senior Center
423 Elm St
Louisville, NE

9 am - 3 pm

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Thursday, January 4, 2024

City Building
101 W Eldora Ave
Weeping Water, NE

Noon - 6 pm

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Monday, January 23, 2023

VFW Post 2543
510 1st Ave
Plattsmouth, NE

11:30 am - 5:30 pm


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BIBLE STUDY CLASS at MURRAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH

304 W. YOUNG ST

MURRAY, NE

10 A.M. MOST SUNDAYS, IMMEDIATELY AFTER MORNING SERVICE.

Call church 402-235-2527 or email church2527@windstream.net<;/a> for more information.


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Scatter Joy Acres
(Cell) 402-578-6335
4107 Wavery Road
Murray, NE 68409

                  www.scatterjoyacres.org                  


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 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 church2527@windstream.net for more information. 

You may also send items with a high school student or take them to the school. 

Your kindness is appreciated!


 

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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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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 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
Single-serve cereals

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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 YOUR HEAD WILL SPIN READING ABOUT ALL THESE EVENTS GOING ON in our NEIGHBORING TOWNS!

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This week our Student of the Week Winner is Tatum Backemeyer. She is a senior at Elmwood Murdock High School. Her activities include volleyball, basketball, FBLA, and student council. Her parents are Brad and Michelle Backemeyer.

She was nominated for these reasons:
She is in the top 10% of her class academically.
She demonstrates leadership skills in and out of the classroom.
She is a dedicated student athlete.
She is involved in her community.


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2020 CCMT
Come on over and take a spin on our dance floor or just sit back and enjoy the music every other Saturday evening!  This is a family-friendly venue, so bring the kids, too!

211 Main Stree
Louisville, NE

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FREE ~ OPEN JAM SESSIONS!

Bring your instrument and your voice or just come and enjoy the fun!
Everyone welcome!
2nd Sunday each month!

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UPCOMING SATURDAY EVENING SHOWS:

Saturday November 18

7:30- 10 pmThe Down home Band

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Email for more information: cornhuskercountrymusic@gmail.com, or call Larry, 1-402-949-0668.

Don't forget to like us on FB!


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UNION, NE PLAYGROUND REVAMP

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Union United Inc., (non-profit community improvement group in Union, Ne), is raising money for a new playground! Our goal is to provide a safe and fun environment for the families and children in our community. This will include replacing the outdated playground equipment, rebuilding the park's landscape and providing handicap accessibility.

We are very excited to be a part of this process and we know that any donation will help make an impact. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to our community.
Union United Inc. is a 501(C)(3) organization- all donations are tax deductible and will come with a receipt for that purpose. To learn more information about Union United Inc. visit: https://www.unionnebraska.com/index.php/2014-09-22-00-40-49/union-united

DONATE https://www.gofundme.com/f/union-ne-playground-revamp?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer

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Fundraising Challenge!

Kevin Smith, owner of Riverdale Properties, LLC, has challenged the Union Community to donate to the Union's Playground Go Fund Me. He will match all donations on the platform from October 1, 2023 through November 1, 2023.

Union United, Inc. and the Village of Union would like to thank Kevin for his motivation and generosity.


 

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Elmwood Library Hours

Monday: 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

We welcome all who love to read, whether you're from Elmwood, Murdock, or beyond! 

Come join us!

Easy Library Links

Online Card Catalog https://elmwoodpubliclibrary.follettdestiny.com/

Libby Library App https://help.libbyapp.com/index.htm


 

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LOFTE SEASON TICKETS MAKE GREAT GIFTS! 

PURCHASE NOW AT LOFTE.ORG.


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ON-GOING EVENTS: 
(PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO FIND OUT ABOUT ANY CHANGES.)
 
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LET'S GO 'THRIFTING' in OUR CASS COUNTY THRIFT STORES!

Save Money! Recycle! Help Your Cass County Communities!
HAVE FUN!

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BE THE LIGHT THRIFT & GIFT
202 West H St
Weeping Water, NE

SUNDAY: CLOSED
MONDAY: CLOSED
TUESDAY: 5 ~ 7
WEDNESDAY: 2 ~ 7
THURSDAY: CLOSED
FRIDAY: CLOSED
SATURDAY: 9 ~ 4

https://www.bethelight402.org/thrift-and-gift
https://www.facebook.com/Bethelightbethevoice/

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BITS & PIECES
158 N 4th
Elmwood, NE

SUNDAY: CLOSED
MONDAY: CLOSED
TUESDAY: 9 ~ 4
WEDNESDAY: 9 ~ Noon
THURSDAY: 9 ~ 4
FRIDAY: 9 ~ 5
SATURDAY: 9 ~ 4

402-994-5755

https://www.facebook.com/p/Bits-and-Pieces-and-More-Thrift-Store-100057192261002/

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HOPE'S CLOSET
109 Main St.
Louisville, NE 68037

SUNDAY: CLOSED
MONDAY: CLOSED
TUESDAY: Noon ~ 4
WEDNESDAY: Noon ~ 4
THURSDAY: 10 ~ 4
FRIDAY: 10 ~ 4
SATURDAY: 10 ~ 4

402) 234-1444
https://www.facebook.com/hopesclosetlouisville/

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UNDER HIS WINGS
511 Main St.
Plattsmouth, NE

SUNDAY: CLOSED
MONDAY: CLOSED
TUESDAY: 10 ~ 5
WEDNESDAY: 10 ~ 5
THURSDAY: 10 ~ 5
FRIDAY: 10 ~ 5
SATURDAY: 10 ~ 2

(402) 802-7115
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100054505718837

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MY NEIGHBOR'S CLOSET
(South end of parking lot at Church of the Holy Spirit)
500 S 18th St.
Plattsmouth, NE

SUNDAY: CLOSED
MONDAY: CLOSED
TUESDAY: CLOSED
WEDNESDAY: CLOSED
*THURSDAY: 10 ~ 2
*FRIDAY: 10 ~ 2
*SATURDAY: 10 ~ 2
*No air conditioning, so we'll be open if not too hot!

402-296-3139

https://holyspiritplattsmouth.com/my-neighbors-closet/
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FOR the LOVE of JUNK
317 4th St
Murdock, NE 68407
OPEN: Usually Saturdays, 9 am ~ 4 pm, or by appointment only
402-297-1360


 
 
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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.)


 

 
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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

Admin Assistant: Jacie Victor

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

Email:  ccvsoadmin@cassne.org

Call for appointment! 402-296-9368

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+

and

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<;/a> 

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 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<;/a>. 

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!

www.MurrayNebraska.com

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