• 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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"Heat, Ma'am!  It was so dreadful, that I found there was nothing left, but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones."

~ Sydney Smith ~
(1771 - 1845)
 



The 1991 Conestoga Class Reunion
is currently being planned.
More info is on Facebook, so check in
to find out more.


 

Nehawka Angels Jr Legion Baseball


July 20 -  Concludes JR District Tournament  @ Nehawka

 


RECYCLE SCHEDULES for MURRAY, NEHAWKA & BEAVER LAKE

The CASS COUNTY GOING GREEN recycle trailer will be located on these dates
in the following locations:

July 19 - 22, Murray
July 23 - 29, Beaver Lake
July 30 - Aug. 5, Nehawka


(Murray will also continue to have the recycle bin located behind Town Hall every day,
 for Murray residents' use only.)

 


 

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LOFTE AUDITIONS

The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley will be holding auditions for its next
production, "Cliffhanger" on Tuesday, July 26 and Wednesday, July 27 at 7pm. 

This suspenseful thriller revolves around a mild-mannered Philosophy Professor
 who may be passed over for his long-awaited position as an endowed chair at
the University.  What will happen to his ruthlessly ambitious successor?  How far
will this gentle man go to protect his reputation and career? 

There are several great parts to be had in this meaty story.  Directed by Kevin
Colbert, auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.  The cast calls for
3 men and 2 women.  Complete role descriptions can be found on the Lofte's
audition page (http://www.lofte.com/auditions.htm).  
 
Production dates for "Cliffhanger" are September 3, 4, 9-11 and 15-18. 

Those who have questions in regards to the show may contact Artistic Director
Kevin Colbert by calling the theater at (402) 234-2553.


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A VIDEO CONTEST!

 

Friends and video camera owners. It is time to Pre-Register for the first
ever Cass County Fair - Video Contest!

Below is a Judges Score Card so you can see how the Judges will score
your video to determine who will win the Cash Prizes and have their video
featured on the Fair Website and their Facebook page and re-Tweeted to
the whole universe!

You have been waiting for something really, really awesome to do before
you have to go back to school and all those boring classes.  Well, this is it!

Get all your friends together and plan the greatest video that has ever gone
viral all about the great Cass County Fair. I am talking rides, and music, and
cotton candy and more rides dude. Not to mention the tasty prizes!
Piece of Cake! You got to do better than this old video!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPerLnmssRU 

So what are you waiting for?!  Get your Pre-Registration in today.  Send this
to all your friends and put these links on your Facebook page! It's w-a-a-a-y cool!

Pre-Registration Form is located on the www.CassFair.com home page.

VIDEO CONTEST SCORING


Cass County Fair Video Contest - Judges Score Card
Judges; Please award points as you see fit to score the contestants video
project entry
Video Contest Submission Number: ___________
Video Creator Name _____________________________________________________
Video Project Title ___________________
Video Length_____________

Elements- Score Maximum 2 Points Each - award points for each subject
properly included in this video contest entry
Agriculture/Animals ________
Carnival (rides and games) ________
Parade ________
4H __________
Fair Food Booths __________
Barbecue Contest __________
Pie Judging ________
Young People (smiles) _______
Senior People (smiles) ________
Dancing _________
Families _________
Traditioions _________
Future _________
Total Elements Score _________________________

Videography- Score Maximum of 10 Points Each - award points as you see
fit for quality, technique and execution in each category
Overall Creativity _________
Editing (transition between scenes) __________
Camera Work __________
Sound/Music/Audio __________
Special Effects __________
Titles and Credits _________
Total Videography Score _______________________

Judges Signature __________________________________________

All participants and judges please note: no copyright protected music or video
content of any kind can or will be allowed.
All submissions at the time of submission become the property of the Cass County
Fair Board and by submitting this video material to the Fair Board you agree that
all rights to copy, reproduce, and display this video for any purpose in whole or in
part are owned completely by the Cass County Fair Board for 99 years from the
date of submission.  Please direct any questions on this to the Cass County Fair
Board prior to your video submission.

 


The American Red Cross Needs Your Blood!


We're asking all eligible blood donors, especially those with type O negative,
B negative and A negative blood, to give this summer. While it is typical to see
a general decline in all blood donations during the busy summer months, it’s
important in particular to boost supplies of these Rh negative blood types,
because they can be transfused to patients with Rh positive or Rh negative
blood. Type O negative is the universal blood type and can be potentially trans-
fused to patients with any blood type.

With your help we can save lives!
 
Thank you for your continuing support of the American Red Cross blood drives!

April Oppliger | Program Manager, Communications
American Red Cross

Mid-America Blood Services Division
3838 Dewey Avenue, Omaha, NE 68105
(402) 492-2149, ext. 3848 (p) | (402) 321-3576 (c)
(402) 341-1986 (f) | oppligera@usa.redcross.org

redcrossblood.org
facebook.com/RedCrossBlood



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The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a
Twin Fiddling Workshop
on Saturday, September 10, from 1 PM - 3 PM, for fiddlers
(or violinists or violists) who want to learn to play nicely together
with their fellow-fiddlers (or violinists or violists).  Fiddlers (or
violinists or violists) of any age and experience level are
encouraged to enroll. 

Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt
will share some tunes, hints about arranging for two fiddles, playing
back-up, etc.  The Workshop takes place in the historic Old Avoca
Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska.  Pre-registration is required and
enrollment is limited. 

The fee is $20.00 per fiddler. 

For more information, call 402-275-3221, or send an e-mail to
debby@greenblattandseay.com.

 

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The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a
Twin Fiddling Workshop
on Saturday, August 6, from 1 PM - 3 PM, for fiddlers (or violinists
or violists) who want to learn to play nicely together with their
fellow-fiddlers (or violinists or violists).  Fiddlers (or violinists or
violists) of any age and experience level are encouraged to enroll. 

Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt
will share some tunes, hints about arranging for two fiddles, playing
back-up, etc. 

The Workshop takes place in the historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in
Avoca, Nebraska.  Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited. 

The fee is $20.00 per fiddler. 

For more information, call 402-275-3221, or send an e-mail to
debby@greenblattandseay.com.


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 FIDDLE WORKSHOP


The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a Fiddle Workshop
with Daniel Slosberg on Sunday, July 31, 2011, from 1 PM - 3 PM

Daniel Slosberg has been playing fiddle since the age of five.  Since 1999, he
has been performing as Pierre Cruzatte (the fiddler on the Lewis & Clark expedition)
in schools, libraries, museums, and historical sites throughout the United States.
During the fiddle workshop, Slosberg will discuss and demonstrate and teach
Metis fiddling (which includes tapping your feet at the same time), how to play
for dancers, etc.  This workshop is for fiddlers and string players of any age and
experience.

For more information about Dan Slosberg, log on to his web-site at www.cruzatte.com
To see and hear a couple of samples of his music, log on to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1u7Z_zySOU, and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRVIJySASRI&feature=related.

The Workshop takes place in the historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska. 

Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited. 

The fee is $20.00 per musician. 

For more information about the workshop, call 402-275-3221, or send an e-mail to:
 debby@greenblattandseay.com.


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DUE to CONTINUING FLOOD CONDITIONS, WE'LL RUN these NOTES AGAIN...

Health Precautions to Take During a Flood

The Sarpy/Cass Health Department is advising residents that could be
affected by the expected flooding along the Missouri River to take these
precautions to protect their health.

The Health Department offers the following information for those living in
flood areas:
•Check your tetanus shot status. If you need a tetanus booster, contact
your health care provider.
•Flood water can contaminate private drinking water supplies and food
items stored in homes. Stock up on bottled water and remove food items
from basements.
•Avoid drinking water from private water wells in flooded areas until water
has been tested.
•Methods for disinfection of a flooded water well are available at the
Sarpy/Cass Health Department’s website at www.sarpycasshealthdepartment.org
•Wash your hands with soap and water after coming in contact with flood
water or items that have been contaminated by flood water.
•Avoid swimming, diving, wading, and ingesting of flood water. In an emer-
gency, private well water may be used if:
•Water is at a rolling boil for 3-5 minutes, then cooled.
•Water is treated with 8 drops or ¼ teaspoon of unscented bleach per gallon
and allowed to be mixed thoroughly and stand for 30 minutes before drinking.

Food contamination:
•Do not eat or save food items if they have come in contact with flood water.
•Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic icemaker.
Re-make ice cubes with water that has been boiled.
•Unopened cans or jars that are not dented, cracked, rusty, or with bulging
seams should be safe, but you should disinfect the top before opening it. If
you suspect your private well water has been contaminated by flooding, contact
the Sarpy/Cass Health Department at (402) 339-4334 to inquire about well water
testing. Water sampling of Community Water Systems is conducted on a routine
basis. There is currently no concern regarding contamination in these systems
related to the flooding. Those residents receiving water through a Community
Water System may contact their Water System Administrator with questions.


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FLOODING: KNOW YOUR RISKS


Plan ahead to prepare for safety

• Find out if your home is at risk for floods and learn how a flood could affect you
and your family.
• Learn about your community’s emergency plans and evacuation routes
• Plan and practice a flood evacuation route with your family.
• Post emergency phone numbers by every phone.
• Buy a fire extinguisher and make sure your family knows where it is kept and how
to use it.
• Inform local authorities about any special needs such as the elderly, disabled or
bedridden people in your home.
• Identify potential home hazards and know how to secure or protect them before
flood strikes.
• Talk to your insurance provider about your policy and decide if you need additional
coverage. Most home-owner’s insurance does not cover flood damage.


MAKE A PLAN

• Take the time to update telephone numbers, buy emergency supplies and review
your emergency plan with your family. Your family may not be together when a flood
strikes so itis important to plan in advance.
• Discuss and decide how you will contact one another, how you will get back together
and what you will do in different situations. You may want an out of town/state contact
as localphone lines may be non-functioning or jammed during an emergency. If you or
the children have cell phones make sure that number is programmed into the contact
list.
• Emergency supplies, both in home and evacuation kit – go to www.ready.gov for
samples and tailor to your family’s needs. You can also download a booklet at
www.sarpycasshealthdepartment.org.


YOUR PETS

• Create a plan for your pets, keep in mind what is best for you is usually what is
best for your pets.
• Prepare a pet emergency supply kit and develop a pet care buddy system to ensure
your pet is safe and taken care of during a flood.
• Plan in advance where you will go if you evacuate, as pets (other than service animals)
 are usually not allowed in public shelters.
• Ask friends and family outside the flood area if they can shelter your pet. • Make
sure ahead of time that all your pet’s vaccinations are up to date. Put copies in your
pet emergency kit available at www.ready.gov.
• Develop a buddy system with neighbors or friends to ensure your pet is evacuated
if you are not home and available to do it yourself. Make sure they know your pet and
the location of your pet emergency kit.


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Recommendations for Immunization Following Exposure to Flood Waters


Sarpy/Cass Department of Health offers guidelines on hygiene and vaccinations
 following exposure to flood waters, backed up sewage and the mud remaining
after waters have receded.

According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, “Historically,
outbreaks of communicable disease are uncommon after flood emergencies. Flood
waters may be contaminated with fecal material from overflowing sewage systems
or from agricultural operations such as feedlots, etc.” Being difficult to see through,
flood waters also may carry or camouflage debris that could cause injury. While skin
contact with flood water may not, in itself, present a serious health risk, there is some
risk of disease from cuts or sores that are exposed to flood water. Any break in the
skin should be kept as clean as possible by washing with soap and clean water to
prevent infections.

Recommendations for tetanus wound management as follows:
• Anyone with a clean, minor wound with exposure to contaminated flood waters and
has an unknown history or less than 3 doses needs a dose of tetanus (Td or Tdap).
• If the individual has 3 or more doses, and the wound is minor and clean, he/she
would need a dose ONLY if it has been 10 years since the last dose.
• All other wounds would require a booster dose if more than 5 years since the last
dose. Individuals are encouraged to talk to their physician regarding the vaccine.
Across the state’s flooded areas, tetanus boosters are being offered by public health
departments to public safety workers and 1st responders, following those same guide-
lines. However, community members should consult with and, if necessary, receive the
vaccine from their providers. Other precautions to take are to keep children out of the
water, always wear closed-toe footwear and long pants while working in the water or
mud and shower with hot water and soap afterwards, taking special care to clean
beneath finger nails. Increase hand-washing for you and your family and keep your
hands away from your face. These measures will reduce your risk of infection from
contaminated waters.

 If you have any questions regarding this matter please contact one of our three Public
Health Nurses: 
 
Monica Ulses, 402-339-4334 x203 or mulses@sarpy.com
Carol Timm, 402-339-4334 x211 or ctimm@sarpy.com
Jane Husz, 402-339-4334 x210 or jhusz@sarpy.com.



Free Computer Classes!


Excel Spreadsheets
 

Excel Spreadsheets – Learn how to create spreadsheets for your address
book, inventories, or simple bookkeeping or banking.   
Thursday, July 21, 9:00 - 11:00 am
 

To register or for additional dates and times, contact the library at
402-296-4154.


See what your library has to offer!
 

Plattsmouth Public Library
401 Avenue A
Plattsmouth, NE  68048

402-296-4154


 

Cass County Fair 2011 - Schedule is published.
Click on the link below to check it out.

http://www.cassfair.com/


AND


CASS COUNTY FAIR VIDEO CONTEST RULES

http://cassfair.com/pdf/VIDEO_CONTEST_RULES.pdf



 

ART CHICKS' PAINTING PARTIES


Art Chicks is adding FREE painting parties throughout the summer! 
Stop in, bring your supplies and paint.  Acrylics, oils-whatever.  Bring
snacks or drinks or just show up!  No stress.  No fuss.

July 26, Tuesday  5:30 -8
 
August 1, Monday 5:30 -8
August 9, Tuesday 5:30 -8
August 20, Saturday 1-4
August 30, Tuesday 5:30 -8
 
Art Chicks is also looking for great artists and whimsical crafters! 
We take consignment art and unique gifts so give us a call and we
can give you the scoop.  We love to feature our amazing local talent. 
Call Jeanne at 234-2669.
 
Art Chicks is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for lunch at
11:30 and 1:00 with reservations.  Book your special occassion any
day and time for weddings, showers, parties.

 


HOW to SUBMIT ARTICLES for this NEWSLETTER...

Event announcements and advertising can be an enormous expense when
you're wanting or needing to get the word out.  If you've checked into regular
newspaper pricing lately for such items, you'll know what I'm talking about.  So
why spend your hard-earned money, when you can accomplish the same thing
right here - FREE - on your local news website?

Below is a list of categories that will cost you absolutely nothing, except the
time to submit it, (which you'd have to do with a regular newspaper anyway):

Wedding / Engagement Announcements and Photos
Birth Announcements
Letters to the Editor
Birthday Greeting
Upcoming Events
Cards of Thanks
Lost and Found
Obituaries
Recipes
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 prior MONDAY. 

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

2.)  Email your story to Editor@MurrayNebraska.com
NO 'zip' files, please, and send photos in jpg format, if possible,
no larger than 340 x 480 pixels. (Picnik.com is a FREE photo editing website
where you can edit your photos before submitting them.  Try it, it's easy - and FREE!)

3.)  Send items via the U.S. postal service to:
Editor, MurrayNebraska.com
201 N How Ave, Murray, NE, 68409-8403. 
(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.

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

www.MurrayNebraska.com


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