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NEST 529 Champions Academic Goals with Big Dreams $20K Giveaway
Four Winners to Each Receive a $5,000 NEST 529 College Savings Plan Account Contribution 

Lincoln, Neb. (May 7, 2019) – Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante and First National Bank of Omaha today announced the NEST 529 Big Dreams $20K Giveaway. Four randomly-selected winners will each be awarded a $5,000 contribution to a NEST 529 College Savings Plan account for a beneficiary 10 years old or younger. Entries will be accepted from today through July 31, 2019.

“With hard work and dedication, every young person is equipped to achieve their dreams,” said Nebraska State Treasurer Murante, Trustee of NEST. “I am proud to help provide NEST 529 Account Owners with a strong, competitive and supportive college savings plan, and to offer this extra boost to four lucky winners to help make their educational hopes and dreams an attainable reality.” 

Since 2015, NEST 529 has awarded more than $100,000 in contributions through the Big Dreams Giveaway. Each year, hundreds of families from across the United States participate for a chance to win scholarship contributions to their children’s NEST 529 accounts.

“Now more than ever, higher education is a key tool to help unlock opportunities for the future. At NEST 529, we want to see every child grow up and achieve their academic dreams – it’s why we work tirelessly to help Account Owners meet their savings goals,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha. “Every contribution matters in the college savings journey, no matter how small. Through long-running scholarship opportunities such as the Big Dreams $20K Giveaway, it’s our great pleasure to supplement these contributions and to help drive dialogue surrounding college savings for families nationwide.”

More information is available at or

About NEST 529
NEST 529 is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan and provides four plans to help make saving for college simple and affordable: NEST Direct College Savings Plan, NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and State Farm 529 Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as Program Trustee. First National Bank of Omaha serves as Program Manager, and all investments are approved by the Nebraska Investment Council. 

About First National Bank of Omaha
First National Bank is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska. First National and its affiliates have more than $23 billion in assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.

Investments Are Not FDIC Insured* · No Bank, State or Federal Guarantee · May Lose Value
*Except the Bank Savings Investment Option


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The Lofte Community Theatre
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 Murray Freedome Festival

July 4th

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Up in Smoke Hours Revised

Registration for StJB’s Summer Youth Volleyball Clinic is Now Open!

VBall clinic


St. John the Baptist Athletics is excited to announce that registration for the Summer Youth Volleyball Clinic is now open. Clinic sessions are scheduled for July 23-25 and are open to all girls entering 1st – 8th grades. The clinic is open to the community.

The three-day clinic has been divided into two age-appropriate session times:
• 1st – 4th Grade: 8:30 – 10 a.m.
• 5th – 8th Grade: 10:30 – Noon

The cost to attend the clinic is $30 per person and includes a t-shirt. The clinic is led by certified volleyball instructor Joy Scanlan and will introduce the girls to fundamental areas of the game in a fun and exciting environment.

Registration Instructions:

• To register for the clinic and download a registration form, go to
• Make checks payable to St. John the Baptist.
• Completed registration forms can be emailed to Deb at Payment can be received the first day of the clinic (bring checks to the clinic).
• Or, completed registration forms along with payment can be mailed to:
St. John the Baptist
Attn: Summer Volleyball Clinic Registration
500 South 18th St.
Plattsmouth, NE 68048

If you have any questions regarding the volleyball clinic, please contact Deb at


Car Show Greenwood

Pillage the village 2019

 Cass County Extension Workshops


2019 Stepphing Stone Workshop

2019 Free Weaving Workshop

2019 Passport to Italy

Workshop Communicating with Farmers Under Stress Ithaca 7.19


East Cass Pioneer Cemetery District 2019 meeting dates:

July 8 
August 12
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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Slattery Vintage Estates Summer Series


Cass County Fair 2019

Fair Quilt Raffle

2019 Special Quilt Block rules


Memory Lane


The Memory Lane Museum in Weeping Water has a new schedule as follows:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays, 11:30 am till 3 pm.

This year will feature Kevin Brack's personal exhibit, 

Stop in to see costumes, props and scripts from Oscar winners!
Anthony Hopkins' suit from the movie 'Nixon' will also be on display!

Click HERE for the Facebook link!


Friday Friends Playgroup Poster updated


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 Area Food Banks

The Louisville Area Food Bank will be open on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 6-7 p.m. The food bank is located in the First Christian Church 304 Main St. next to Copple's in Louisville. Low income residents are welcome to come to the twice a month give away. Please bring a box to put items in. This food bank is for residents of the Louisville Public School District.

Questions contact Pastor Cathy at 402-677-9606 or Pastor Bob at 402-234-2055. The Louisville Area Food Bank is always looking for donations of food as well.

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Cornhusker Country Music Theater

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Come check out our new DANCE FLOOR!

July 6 - Down Home Band
July 20 - Elaine Beherends & Friends

August 3 - Lucas Minor Band
August 17 - Larry Hanson & Company

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