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June 28, 2016


Manley Board of Trustees meets the first Thursday of the month in the Community Building at 7PM.  The next one is Thursday, July 7th.

***A special meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on Wednesday, June 22nd.  The Board voted to approve the purchase of a Tornado Siren for just under $15,000 plus install and shipping.   

Pillage the Village is Saturday, August 20th!  So far the organizing committee (Village Board of Trustees volunteering their time) has had three meetings and the next organizational meeting is Thur 7/7 @ 7PM at the Community Building.  If you are able to attend, please stop by!  We need volunteers for the days festivities.

Have you noticed the radar unit in town lately???  It’s usually a precursor to having an actual deputy in town running radar and watching for traffic violations.  The Cass Co. Sheriff’s Department wants your money!

When setting off fireworks, please remember some of the residents are Prior Military who may or may not have seen action.  They may have PTSD.  Setting off fireworks bothers them immensely and could affect their actions.  They put up with it so you may enjoy your freedom that they fought so hard for.  Hours of acceptable fireworks times are 6/25 to 7/3 (8AM to 10PM) and on the Fourth of July you may extend those hours until MIDNIGHT ONLY.  Please be aware that illegal fireworks and illegal fireworks activities may draw the attention of the Cass Co. Sheriff’s office.


Please remember to lock your vehicles and residences.  Keep all valuables out of sight or in your possession at all times!  Break Ins do occur.  If you notice suspicious people in the area, please don’t hesitate to contact the Cass Co Sheriff’s Department!

Kick ball teams and individuals are needed for the 2016 Pillage the Village Festival!  Yes, we have a few openings left!  Contact Mark Meyer immediately at 402.297.0262 for children’s division openings and Brenda Promes at 402.699.5510 for adult division openings!  We are still accepting Crafters, DSM Vendors and Flea Marketeers.  Contact Tim Glas at 515.402.7185.  Bike Owners, Car Owners and Truck Owners for the Car/Bike Show and Shine should also contact Tim at the number above.  We are also needing demonstrators throughout the day!  Dancers, musicians, singers, tumblers, martial artists etc are welcome as are Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Explorer Posts etc.

Do you need to dig in your yard???  It is a Federal law that you must first call before you dig!!  Also, if you are planning to build, add to, remove, or move a structure, you must talk to Betty Meyer PRIOR to starting the project!  This includes fencing, shed, house, patio, garage and other structures.

Need a place to hold your next meeting, shower or seminar?  The Manley Community Building is for rent!  Downstairs/Kitchen (up to 25 people) is $50.  The whole building is $100.  For more info and to schedule an event, contact Jolene Dalton, Village Clerk at the office.

If your 911 address is not clearly marked on your residence,  you need to get this accomplished immediately.  It is required by Village Ordinance.  If you need assistance in doing this, the Board will help.  Several homes still do not have this done!  Since it is an actual ordinance, you may be held responsible for this non-action!

Thank you to Grove (Mickey) Dalton and Tim Glas for donating your time to help with last Saturday’s Spring Clean up!  Thank you to Tom Sorenson of the Manley Hide-A-Way for his work in the alley behind the bar.

***Letter received from a Manley resident……….

To the Manley Board,

Thank you for purchasing the tornado siren.  Once it is up, we will all feel more safe. 

Laura Heemstra

Veterans Concert

Enjoy an evening of FREE, LIVE Music! The Nebraska National Guard’s 43rd Army Band will be performing at Urban Park, Springfield, Nebraska on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

            The 43rd Army Band is commanded by Chief Warrant Officer Brian Anderson and consists of citizen soldiers who bring a wide variety of skills, talents and longevity to the unit. These soldiers hold a variety of civilian jobs and skills that contribute a great deal to the Band’s success. This group meets one weekend a month and 15 days during the summer to rehearse and fulfill military training requirements.

            The 43rd Army Band is the Nebraska National Guard’s musical ambassadors performing at a variety of community and military events throughout the state. During annual training the 43rd Army Band either replaces a full-time Army band on an active Army installation or supports local communities and recruiters .  

            The Colonel George S. Howard “Citation of Musical Excellence” is awarded to active duty, reserve, or national guard bands by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. Even though this is an annual award, military bands are only considered for this award every three years. The 43rd Army Band leads all active and reserve component bands with eight consecutive citations spanning 24 years of musical excellence.

Bring your lawn chairs, bug spray and if you need assistance we are here to help!

           To schedule an interview, please contact either:

CW3 Brian Anderson                           or                                 1SG Eric Fahrlander

Commanding Officer                                                               First Sergeant

43rd Army Band                                                                       43rd Army Band                                    

402/727-9043                                                                        402-826-7368



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1st Friday of the Month-Eagle (Community Center)- 1-5pm

2nd Friday of the Month-Weeping Water (Library)- 1-5pm

3rd Friday of the Month-Greenwood (Library)- 1-5pm

Please call our office @ 402-296-9368 to schedule an appointment


How to donate blood

For more information and to make an appointment to donate, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors of all blood types are needed. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit and follow the instructions on the site.


This is an open invitation to you, your children, or to your group's organization to be a part of this year's FREEDOM FESTIVAL parade on July 4th in Murray!

Drive your go-cart, antique tractor, motorcycle, new or classic car, or ride your new bike or even a unicycle.  If you want to walk on stilts as 'Uncle Sam', do cartwheels down the parade route, show off your martial arts skills, or bring your uniformed baseball, softball or soccer team, come on over to Murray and get in line for the parade.  Get your friends at youth or church group to help decorate a truck or flatbed, then pile on the float and get in line!  

NO pre-registration required, just show up and get in line.  There is no cost to participate.  Parade line-up begins at 6 p.m. with emergency vehicles, (police, fire and rescue), starting at Railroad Avenue, south of Young street.  All other entries are to line up at the east parking lot of Conestoga Elementary School, 104 East High Street, Murray, NE.  From the school, entrants will go one block east, to the grain elevator, falling in behind the emergency vehicles, turning west on Young Street and ending at Young Memorial Park.  The route is about 8-9 blocks long.

Any questions, please feel free to contact parade coordinator, Geo at or 402 679 5879.

Hope to see you in the parade!

Plattsmouth Amateur Radio Club to participate in Field Day

Across North America, more than 30,000 amateur radio operators are expected to participate this weekend in an exercise in emergency communications.  When a natural or manmade disaster hits an area, normal communications often fail.  Whether it was New York on 9/11 or the Gulf Coast in 2005, thousands of telephone and cell phone users discovered that their service would not work.  In such circumstances, emergency services often call on amateur radio operators for communications support.  Field Day is an annual exercise in communication under simulated emergency conditions.

The Plattsmouth Amateur Radio Club is participating in field day at Young Memorial Park in Murray.  Operators will be making contacts all over North America using emergency power and temporary antennas.  The public is invited to stop by between 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, and noon Sunday, June 26, to see the operation and even operate a radio and make a few contacts themselves.

For over 100 years Amateur Radio—sometimes called ham radio—has allowed people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and communications techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their communities during a disaster, all without needing a cell phone or the Internet.  Amateur Radio is also a diverse hobby for those with interests as varied as radio controlled models to digital communications to space satellites.  Participants range in age from five to 100.

For information, contact Roger Behrns at 402-234-6775.

(Editorial - with this new focus on STEM and all the effort to get young folks interested in technology - there is no better fun, then to be their

in the tent as our local Hams compete to contact the world with wire antennas - Morse code keys, and satellite links - and big smiles.

The traditions and fun that hams have for their bother, and sister hams is something special - share it with a young person - Computer John N0LZH )


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