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MANLEY NEWSLETTER

October 19, 2016


editor@manleynebraska.com

Manley Board of Trustees meets the first Thursday of the month in the Community Building at 7PM.  The next one is  THUR, 11/3/2016.   AS ALWAYS, THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND ALL RESIDENTS!  Please get involved!  NEXT MONTH IS ELECTION TIME!  3 PEOPLE ARE UP FOR RE-ELECTION.  ALL OTHERS MUST HAVE SUBMITTED THEIR NAMES PRIOR TO NOW TO HAVE THEIR NAMES ON THE BALLOT.  REMEMBER, ALL BOARD MEMBERS MUST BE A REGISTERED VOTER IN THE VILLAGE LIMITS AND MUST HAVE LIVED IN THE VILLAGE FOR THE PAST YEAR TO BE ELECTED!  DENISE SWENSON WILL BE ON THE BALLOT.  MICKEY DALTON AND DAWN HOLDORF ARE ASKING FOR YOUR WRITE IN VOTE.

*PILLAGE THE VILLAGE 2017 WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 19TH NEXT YEAR!  MARK YOU CALENDARS!  WE WILL NEED HELP RUNNING THIS EVENT AS IT’S THE 10TH ANNUAL PLUS IT’S NEBRASKA’S 150th ANNIVERSARY!!!  WE ARE HOPING FOR A GREAT EVENT AND PLANNING RIGHT NOW!  WE RAISED OVER $5000 FOR THE SIREN FUND!  THE MORE TOWN PARTICIPATION AND VOLUNTEERS WE HAVE, THE LESS LIKELY WE HAVE TO RAISE TAXES.  PLEASE GET BEHIND THIS EVENT AND SUPPORT IT! 

*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!  If anyone has any information on the break in at the Hide-a-way bar let the Sheriff’s dept know!  Tom would sure be appreciative of catching the crooks.  Also…..someone recently attempted to break into the Village shed next to the fire dept.  Guess we are going to have to get alarms on all of the Village buildings!

*OUR TORNADO SIREN IS HERE AND CURRENTLY BEING INSTALLED!!!  We will announce it soon as it will have to be tested upon becoming operational and will sound monthly for a test which will also be announced.

*School is in session!  Please obey all traffic laws!  People who run the stop signs here in the Village are subject to having their license plates posted in the newsletter.

*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 the Village Zoning Administrator, 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.  Parking for events is on the WEST side of the street only!  Signs for this and for the parking at the Catholic Church will be secured so we don’t block residents or emergency vehicles.

Our new sidewalk at the Community Center has been poured!  Stop over and check it out!  A crack in the sidewalk has been noticed and the contractor will be notified to fix it.

Did you know that ALL advertising for Pillage the Village comes from the Cass County Tourism Board???  We are extremely grateful for this grant!

An upgrade to the electrical system at the Community Center has also been approved and should be completed by the end of the month.  There was also several complaints about property owners not maintaining their yards.  Excessive weeds and large containers were the problems.  If you have weeds that need cleaned up or a large waste container in your yard, please have it removed prior to Oct 14th to avoid further problems.  If your water meter does not work, please contact the village office to notify us.  If we already know about it, the water commissioner is working on a replacement.

From the Manley Village Clerk’s office…………..

Let me start with a few tidbits:

*Welcome to Bill & Cris Seyler, our new Village residents at 205 Cherry Street and to cousins Carlee Derby & Brittney Duff at 208 Broadway Street!

*Congratulations to Cheryl & Will Jones, who were in the Lofte Theater production of “The Red Velvet Cake War”.  Cheryl performed on stage for the first time as “Purvis Verdeen” (You had to see the production to understand the nameJ) in addition to being in charge of Properties, being the Stage Manager (the job she is very familiar with), and being on the Set Crew.  Will helped on the Set Crew.  The Lofte’s next production is “Funny Money” on Oct. 15-16, 20-23, & 28-30.  Check out their website (www.Lofte.com) for all the latest.

Election Day is right around the corner.  Be sure to exercise your right to vote on November 8th.  Take seriously this freedom that not everyone in the world has!  Manley will have three positions on the Village Board of Trustees that you can cast your vote for.  Because of a communication problem, the Election Commissioner did not receive the names of present Board members Mickey Dalton & Dawn Holdorf to put on the ballot.  Denise Swenson will be listed on the ballot with write–in spaces for two others.  Mickey & Dawn would like to serve on the Board again so they are asking you to write in their names on the ballot:  Mickey Dalton & Dawn Holdorf.  They thank you for your support.  

We are very proud to announce that the Village of Manley has been awarded two 2016 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Environmental Awards!  You may have seen the picture & article in the September 1st Plattsmouth Journal about it.  The Board has been busy this past year sponsoring numerous projects to beautify our little Village.  They conducted two cleanups of the roads leading into the Village (Spur 13F/Manley Road and Manley Lane), utilized recycling bins at Pillage the Village, started curbside recycling, held the Fall Village Cleanup, and received & planted new trees & flowers/plants on Village property.  These were projects sponsored by your Board but it took the entire Village to make them successful, so we hope you are as proud of our little Village as the Board is!  We received a 2nd PLACE plaque in the Deanie Anderson Outstanding Community-Less than 2,500 Population Division and a 1st PLACE plaque & $50 cash award in the Great American Cleanup Division.  The two plaques are hanging in the Village Office.  Congratulations & keep up the good work!

Along the same lines, there are many residents who do a great job keeping their property beautiful & well groomed.  Some even extend their work to the Village property adjoining theirs, such as the corners of Elm & North, Locust & North, and Locust & South.  I hate to mention locations because I will miss some, but you get the idea.  Manley is a nice, clean village which we hope you are proud of and the Board appreciates your efforts & support in keeping it one of the nicest villages/towns in Cass County.

Pillage the Village – 2016!  is now history and, once again, we had a fun & successful day!  We had fun publicizing the celebration with a float in the Cass County Fair Parade the weekend before.  Mr. Viking even showed up!... The actual day started with the usual delicious Pancake Breakfast put on by the Manley Volunteer Fire Department. The adult & kids’ kickball tournaments and the Craft Fair highlighted the day, with many other activities offered throughout.  We tried a couple of new activities this year: the Car & Bike “Show & Shine” and the Talent Demonstrations.  Both were well received and we will work to build on them next year.  The kids had fun decorating cupcakes (with ‘awards’ from Jones Bros. Cupcakes) and watching the outdoor movie, Ghostbusters (the weather cooperated).  THANK YOU to everyone who helped &/or supported our 2016 Village celebration!  If you have any comments or suggestions, the Board would welcome your input

Lost & Found at Pillage the Village:

*blue bubble wand

*children’s black plastic sandals with red & blk stripe “Nike” on top

*red nylon back bag with 2 pr. Sunglasses, $, blue girls’ swim top, Dance It schedule & Usborne books bookmark

*youth medium blk Under Armour hoodie

If these belong to you or you know who they belong to, they are at the Village Office.

BREAKING NEWS!  The Board has just scheduled a Soup & Bingo Social for Sunday, November 13th at the Community Center.  More details will be coming shortly but put it on your calendar to join us for some good soup (Will we need the hot soup to warm us up yet?...), Bingo fun, and socializing with ‘old’ & new residents.

Our Village Board meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM in the Community Center.  The meetings are open to anyone, so join us sometime to see how your Village Board works.

Enjoy the fall weather, have a Happy Halloween and don’t forget to VOTE!

     Board members are:    Betty Meyer, Chm/Mayor 402-699-5511

     Mickey Dalton 402-234-2314                                Tim Glas   515-402-7185

     Dawn Holdorf  402-320-1248                               Denise Swenson  402-677-2587

 Jolene Dalton, Clerk    

 Village of Manley      402-234-2304          clerk@manleyne.com

 Office hours:  Tuesday 1-5 PM & Thursday 10 AM-5 PM 


THE LOFTE THEATER 2016 SEASON 

"Funny Money"  October 15 - 30

"Twas the Night Before Christmas"  December 3 - 18


Fall Farce “Funny Money” Opens at the Lofte

Manley, NE [September 27, 2016] -  The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces that its decades-long tradition of showcasing a Fall farce continues this year with Ray Cooney’s hilarious comedy, “Funny Money.”  The show opens on Saturday, October 15.

Henry Perkins, a mild-mannered CPA has found a briefcase full of cash.  Assuming that it’s ill-gotten booty, Henry rushes home to grab his wife and two one-way tickets to Barcelona.  But, poor Henry is soon beset by not one, but two police detectives investigating unrelated crimes; one involving a dead body thought to be Henry.  With the help of his wife and well-meaning neighbors, Henry begins to weave a steady stream of lies that soon spin out of control.  His seemingly fortuitous find soon has Henry and his friends rushing down a path of utter chaos.  

Starring in the production is Erik Quam of Louisville.  His wife is played by Brandy (Palatas) Hall of Papillion.  Jamion Biesterfeld of Louisville and Wendy Allen of Plattsmouth star as the neighbors who are dragged into the fray.  Rounding out the cast are Jeff Johnson and Tim Sorensen of Elmwood, Giovanni Quezada of Council Bluffs and Guillermo Rosas of La Vista.  “Funny Money” is directed by Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water.

Production dates for the show are October 15, 16, 20-23 and 28-30.  Thursday through Saturday productions begin at 7:30pm.  All Sunday shows are at 2pm.  Tickets are $19 and all seats are reserved.  Reservations can be made by calling the theater at (402) 234-2553 or by visiting their website, www.Lofte.org.

 

Pictured: Erik Quam (front), Brandy (Palatas) Hall, Jamion Biesterfeld and Wendy Allen star in the Lofte’s upcoming Fall farce, “Funny Money” opening on October 15.


Auditions for ’Twas the Night Before Christmas at the Lofte

Manley, NE [September 27, 2016] - The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley will be holding open auditions for their upcoming production of Ken Ludwig’s holiday tale, ’Twas the Night Before Christmas on Monday, October 24 and Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00pm.

This show is not your traditional 19th-century tale that is familiar to many. This is a modern-day treatment that involves a stirring mouse and his human friend, Emily. Together they embark upon a journey to visit Santa Claus because he missed one of their houses last year. Along the way there is a sword fight, a squirt gun and a perilous airplane ride. This is a children’s show so acting styles will need to be energetic and broad. Actors need to sing and be physically capable of portraying a magic adventure.

Artistic Director Kevin Colbert is looking for a cast of five actors. Specifically he is looking for a young girl (age 10-15) to play Emily and a gentleman (age 25-50) to play Santa. The other roles are flexible for men and women between the ages of 20-50.

Actors will audition with cold readings from the script. Please bring a list of possible schedule conflicts for the months of November and December. Rehearsals will begin on or around November 6. Production dates are December 3, 4, 8-11 and 16-18.

Those with questions about the production or the rehearsal process may call Director Kevin Colbert at (402) 234-2553. The Lofte Community Theatre is located just east of the intersection of Hwy 1 and 50 near the town of Manley.

In addition, the Lofte invites the public and ALL VETERANS to a FREE show on Sunday, November 13th @ 2:00 PM for their Annual Tradition of honoring America’s Military Veterans.
 


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