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Pillage the village 2019

Lofte week 2

2019 07 17 BVR LK fun run


Greenwood Days 2019




 Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Victims of the Tragedies in El Paso & Dayton
Now until sunset on Thursday, August 8.



Coffee with Tim Burke

 OPPD is pleased to invite you to join us for coffee with Tim Burke, President and CEO of the Omaha Public Power District.  From now through the end of the year, OPPD is hosting a series of coffees and community events.  The first series is for elected officials, municipalities and counties.  The community events are for anyone in the OPPD service territory that is interested in learning about the changes rapidly occurring at OPPD.

These events provide an opportunity to discuss OPPD’s Strategic Initiatives regarding decarbonization, future resource planning and other important issues affecting the future of OPPD.

The coffee will be from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at the locations listed below.  Please select a date and location that works best for you and RSVP to Kelly Fleming at 531-226-3447 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Details for additional coffees and community events are coming in the near future.

August 26th – Peru State College, 600 Hoyt St, Peru

September 6th – Fort Calhoun City Hall, 110 S 14th Street, Fort Calhoun

September 19th – Wicked Hen Farmhouse, 153 Main Street, Springfield

We look forward to meeting with you.

Tim Burke, President and CEO Omaha Public Power District


Guest Article by Charlotte Meier

4 Budget-Friendly Tips for Boosting Home Safety

When you think of your home, your first thoughts may be of comfort and safety. After all, that’s what makes a house a home for many families. If you’re not taking the proper steps to protect that comfort and safety, however, your home and your family could be at risk for some all-too-real threats and accidents. Thankfully, protecting your home and your loved ones from harm can be simple and cost-effective with these helpful tips.

Strengthen Your Home’s Security

You should start by protecting your home from outside threats. The latest smart security devices, like video doorbells, make it simple to set up a network of safety around your home, and allow you to spot would-be intruders in your yard even if you are far from home. Compared to traditional home security systems, these products are also more affordable, but don’t settle for paying retail price. Search deal sites first to find the best savings on electronics that can help you create a safer, more secure home. In addition to video doorbells, you should also consider installing a wireless security system or video monitoring for the inside of your home, to give you some additional peace of mind.

Fortify Your Home Against Fires

Break-ins can be a serious threat to your home safety, but fires are dangerous, too. According to home safety stats, residents reported a fire every 86 seconds each day. Those same stats show that homes with working smoke detectors result in half as many fire-related deaths than those without working detectors. So if your home does not have smoke detectors, consider picking some up. You can easily install smoke detectors on your own, which will save you some contractor costs. Also keep in mind that smoke detectors do expire after about 10 years, so also keep track of when you purchased your detectors and replace them regularly to keep your home and your loved ones fully protected from smoke and fires.

Reduce Your Home’s Fall Risks

Falls and fall-related injuries are consistently one of the leading causes of death around the world, and all too many serious slips, trips and falls happen in or around the home. Clearing clutter and avoiding rugs are two of the easiest and virtually cost-free ways to reduce fall risks in your own home, but there are other steps you can take to avoid falls, too. If you’re an older adult, or you have senior family members living with you, making low-cost aging-in-place modifications throughout your home is a simple way to prevent serious falls and related injuries. For instance, adding grab bars and a shower seat in the bathroom can be inexpensive and can help seniors avoid slipping on wet surfaces and sustaining life-threatening injuries.

Prepare Your Home for Other Accidents

Despite your best efforts to prevent them, accidents are still bound to happen. So as you take steps to make your home safer, also take some time to make sure you have some essential safety gear on hand. Having a safety plan can be helpful for preparing yourself for the possibility of a home invasion, but you can also invest in pepper sprays or other simple weapons, to help defend your personal safety. To keep yourself safe during a fire, it’s crucial to maintain working fire extinguishers in your home. These devices tend to be relatively inexpensive but are one of the best lines of defense in preventing small fires from becoming worse. Finally, assemble a first aid kit for your home, so that you will be prepared to treat injuries that do result from falls, burns, or any other home accidents.

Your home should be a place of rest and comfort for you and your loved ones.  So give yourself some added peace of mind by taking steps to make your home safer. Take into account all possible safety risks, including break-ins and fires, to keep your home well protected.


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The Village of Murray, Nebraska, is taking applications for a Full Time Maintenance Operator. Applicants must pass a background check, drug test, and general maintenance test, and have current Nebraska Grade IV Water Operator License or be able to obtain water license. Pay based on skills and experience. For application and test information, call 402-235-2119 or see Clerk at 106 W Main, Murray NE by 4:30 pm on August 9.


2019 07 24 PLT Woodbridge Craft Fair


5K Run Walk Elmwood Rescue


Cass Co Food bank 2019



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Exciting news from the 
Cornhusker Country Music Theater!

We now have a DANCE FLOOR right in front of the stage!
Put on your dancing shoes and come on over for a good time! If you don't want to dance, you can still enjoy the live music!

For those of you who aspire to write a great song, we'll be hosting a songwriter's clinic. So put on your thinking caps and bring your best ideas and join us. Who knows? Maybe together we'll be writing the next big hit that will be played world-wide!

Upcoming Events:

Show: 7:30 pm, Sat., August 17 -

Cornhusker Jam Band

Songwriters' Clinic: Sun.,  August 25 - 1:30 pm

NO SHOW: SAT., August 31, due to Labor Day holiday weekend.



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East Cass Pioneer Cemetery District 2019 meeting dates:

September 9
October 14

All meetings held at Murray, NE Town Hall at 7 p.m. and open to the public.


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