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Happy 2nd week in May everyone!
What beautiful weather we have been having!  Has everyone been getting as much yard work done as I have?   :)   I've been busy getting ready for my son's Graduation this Saturday from Conestoga High School... Class of 2017!    What fun stuff are you getting ready for?

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2:00pm - 3:00pm
 
@Conestoga High School
In the gym. 8 reserved seats per family on the gym floor, drawn by Senior Class. Open seating in bleachers and at back of the gym.

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2017 04 05 NEH Alumni Banquet

If you are an alumni, search for the NEW Facebook page Conestoga Alumni Murray/Nehawka Nebraska and join the conversation. Thank you Susan Rice and Jennifer Hobscheidt.

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  Conestoga  Booster Club

8 Volunteers needed for Booster Club Golf Outing June 11th, Lake Ridge Country Club. Deadline May 12th. Contact Sheila Simpson 402-215-8399 cell/text to volunteer. Thank you for helping to make the Booster Club the BEST AROUND!

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A LOVING, LASTING TRIBUTE...

Last October 20, 2016, as children were anxiously anticipating Halloween and lots of trick-or-treating, a beautiful, young family of six perished in the night, as their rural home went up in flames. Four little girls, Elli, Adilynn, Emma, ages 11, 7 and 5, were students at Conestoga Elementary and had many friends, in and around the surrounding area, as did their baby sister, Anniston, 2, and their parents, Mike and Michelle Speer.

In honor of her family, JoLynne Lehan, Mike's mom, has directed that donations go to Conestoga's outdoor classroom, Cougar Hollow. With the four little girls' love of performing, playing and being out-of-doors exploring nature, in mind, the new additions for this special area will include a pavilion for outdoor instruments, a chalkboard and chairs. A memorial fountain will be added at a later date.

A brick walking path will direct visitors to this special area. If you would like to honor this family with a loving tribute, you may purchase a memorial brick paver for $75. You may add any name to be engraved on the brick. There is space for 3 rows, with each row including a total of 14 characters, (including spaces). The clock is ticking...you need to order soon. Download an order form with complete directions here.

Thank you for helping to make this vision possible!

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MIKE & MICHELLE SPEER FAMILY PERFORMANCE AREA
 
Conestoga Elementary PTO is pleased to announce a very special addition to our nationally-recognized outdoor classroom, Cougar Hollow.  
The Mike and Michelle Speer Foundation has made a generous donation, matched kindly by Mike and Michelle’s employer, Union Pacific, to build a performance area at their children’s school, in Murray, NE.
This is an opportunity to the community to purchase a brick paver in memory of our friends, Elli, Adilynn, Emma and Anniston whose lives, and those of their parents, Mike and Michelle, were tragically lost, when their home was destroyed by fire in October of 2016.  Each brick paver will lead visitors to the area designed to honor the Speer family’s love of nature, performance and play, as well as to provide a covered space for quiet time and reflection.
To order your special brick paver, please complete the form below and return to Conestoga Elementary School by May 15, 2017.  Any questions may be directed to Allison Welch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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SPEER FAMILY BRICK PAVER ORDER FORM
 
CONTACT NAME: ______________________________________________________________________
CONTACT PHONE(S): ___________________________________________________________________
CONTACT EMAIL (OPTIONAL): ____________________________________________________________
 
NUMBER OF PAVERS REQUESTED: _________  
TOTAL @ $75/PAVER: $_________, AMOUNT ENCLOSED.
PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: CONESTOGA ELEMENTARY PTO.
PLEASE USE A SEPARATE FORM FOR EACH PAVER.
YOU MAY ADD THREE ROWS, UP TO 14 CHARACTERS PER ROW, (INCLUDING SPACES), TO EACH PAVER.
PLEASE PRINT LEGIBLY.
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THANK YOU!!

 

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The Nehawka Bar & Grill LLC.

Was a Beautiful day for bikes! Sure enjoyed the poker run that stopped in for lunch yesterday

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Mother's Day Specials!

Bring your mom out on 5/13 or 5/14 for a free "mom"osa or glass of our delicious sangria!

Chef Sarah will have all kinds of yummy food available. Moms love chicken salad croissants and fancy desserts!

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We will even have special hours!
Saturday 5/13 - 1-8pm
Sunday 5/14 - NOON-6pm

Treat your mom, she deserves it!

 

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Local Specials & Sales
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Mega Meat Monday is back! Stop on in to stock up and save on Meat, for every $20 you spend in meat you will receive $0.15 on your Fuel Saver plus Perks card!
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EVERY TUESDAY IN MAY

on Food & Drink Purchases!

Thanks for being a DJ's Dugout Loyalty Club member. 

See stores for details. Valid every Tuesday thru 5/30/17.

 

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DJ's Dugout Sports Bar

It's National Hamburger Month! Celebrate with our Monday Special: $3 Off all Hamburgers!

Pictured: Bacon Avocado Turkey Burger.

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For more info on any of these events, call:

LTD OUTDOORS LLC, 402-234-2516.

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 Recipe of the week...

 

Perfect Rhubarb Pie Recipe

 Perfect Rhubarb Pie Recipe

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 55 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb, thawed
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons cold water
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  • 1. Place rhubarb in a colander; pour boiling water over rhubarb and allow to drain. In a large bowl, mix sugar, flour and tapioca. Add drained rhubarb; toss to coat. Let stand 15 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk egg and cold water; stir into rhubarb mixture.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 400°. On a lightly floured surface, roll one half of the pastry dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim pastry even with rim. Add filling; dot with butter. Roll remaining dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edge. Cut slits in top. Bake 15 minutes.
  • 3. Reduce oven setting to 350°. Bake 40-50 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 8 servings.

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Something a little Personal....
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 One year anniversary of the tornado that spun through Nehawka.
It was amazing... scary... distructive... and left one man clinging for his life.
The tornado formed and fell from the sky on the corner of Anderson Dr. and 54th Street. 
It then traveled West right into our back yard/woods.   It danced back and forth heading right at our house to bouncing back to Havelock Ave. where it had our dear friend and neighbor Robin Stoll pinned to a tree holding on for his life as it distroyed his home.  The tornado shifted again and started toward our local winery 'Slattery Vintage Estates' then drifting off past the town of Weeping Water and toward Manley before I really couldnt see it anymore.

Here are a few pictures with links to a couple videos from that May evening plus a News Story with Robin Stoll... an amazing man.

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Link to News video.....   9 May 2016 Nehawka NE tornado

NEHAWKA, Neb. (WOWT) - A man in Nehawka, Nebraska owes his life to a tree. Last May, Robin Stoll held onto it for dear life as a tornado tried to sweep him away.

"I don't remember much except the wind was blowing hard." Stoll survived the tornado that tore through the countryside and destroyed his farm near the town of Nehawka. "I didn't figure it was gonna get me. I didn't think my time was up yet."

The 77-year-old was outside when he saw the storm barrel in and clung to an old tree to stay alive. "It picked me up and threw me against the tree and I just held on."

Six months later, Stoll is thankful. He lost a lot to the tornado, but that old tree is still standing. He calls it his lifesaver. "We're gonna leave it. I might need it again."

It's fitting that a tough farmer like Stoll would also have a tough tree. The tornado claimed most of its branches, but its roots are solid. So are Stoll's. He's lived on this farm his entire life and just like this old tree held its ground, Stoll is holding his by rebuilding the farm. He has just one wish for the coming year. "Nothing goes wrong," he laughs.

 

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