The CASS COUNTY GOING GREEN recycle trailer will be located on these dates
in the following towns:
Now - Dec. 30, Nehawka
Dec. 31 - Jan. 6, Murray
Jan. 7 - 13, Beaver Lake
Jan. 1 - 6, Nehawka
Jan. 21 - 27, Murray
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Jan. 28 - Feb 3, Beaver Lake
(Murray will also continue to have the recycle bin located behind Town Hall every day,
but this is for Murray residents' use only.)
2012 Great Plains Growers Conference January 5th - 7th
The Great Plains Growers Conference will be held on January 5th , 6th and 7th, 2012 at the
Fulkerson Conference Center on the Missouri Western State University Campus in St. Joseph,
"Interesting and useful information will be presented on production and marketing of vegetables,cut flowers and fruit," said Sarah Browning, University of Nebraska- Lincoln Extension Educator. "It doesn't matter if you are an experienced commercial vegetable grower or someone with just a dream about starting to grow and sell produce, there will be something for you," he/she said.
The conference and trade show is a collaborative effort of growers associations and extension services from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota, and each year draws hundreds of producers from our region and beyond.
On Thursday January 7th, the conference kicks off with five day long workshops that you can choose from. A workshop on high tunnels features presentations by experienced, nationally recognized grower educators, and research and extension specialists from our region. High tunnels provide critical crop protection and season extension. Come and hear the experiences of seven different high tunnel growers plus an update on high tunnel research at Lincoln University. Also on Thursday four experienced growers will present a day-long Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) mini-school, providing detailed information on all aspects starting and running a CSA for direct marketing farm products. This year's conference will feature a Good Agriculture Practices (GAPs)/Food Safety workshop. Come learn what GAPs is all about from an experienced grower and a USDA Program Manager who has been very active in the GAPs program. A fourth workshop will be for tree fruit growers. Weed management, new fruit tree varieties, white/bitter rot and GAPs and tree fruit will be covered. The topic for the fifth workshop is the basics of beekeeping in the Midwest. The instructors will cover all about the European honeybee, bee equipment, building, setting up and managing a hive.
Five concurrent sessions on Friday and Saturday January 8th and 9th provide a total of over 50 presentations on a wealth of subjects related to organic and conventional crop production, protection, risk management and marketing. In addition to presentations on vegetable production and marketing, there will be tracks on small fruit, tree fruit, cut flowers, beginner and advanced organic, marketing, agritourism and sessions on urban horticulture and community gardens. "The trade show is a big draw for conference participants" said Tom Fowler, Buchanan County Extension Specialist, "we had 50 booth spaces last year that filled the Fulkerson Conference Center and expect the same this year," he added.
Registration, which includes meals and breaks, for the Thursday workshops is $50 -$60 depending on the workshop selected and $35/day for Friday and Saturday sessions.
The conference is going to be held at the Fulkerson Conference Center on the Missouri Western State University campus in St. Joseph, MO. The headquarter hotels are the Ramada Inn, 4016 Frederick, 816-233-6192 or Stoney Creek Inn, 1201 Woodbine 816-901-9600.
JANUARY is NATIONAL BLOOD DONOR MONTH
American Red Cross thanks its committed blood donors for dedicating their time to give hope
to patients in need. Throughout the month of January, the American Red Cross is celebrating
the contributions of millions of blood donors who give patients hope.
Since 1970, National Blood Donor Month has been celebrated in an effort to educate Americans
about the importance of regular blood donation and the impact it can have on patients in need.
Help maintain a stable blood supply by becoming a dedicated donor and encouraging others
to give for the first time. Make an appointment today and join the nearly 4 million Red Cross
blood donors across the country dedicated to changing lives, one donation at a time.
How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an
appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply
for patients. 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 permission 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.
Locations for donating blood this month are:
1/6/2012, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm, Louisville High School, 202 West 3rd Street, Louisville
1/9/2012, 11:30 am- 5:30 pm, Plattsmouth Methodist Church, 702 Main St, Plattsmouth
1/11/2012, 11:00 am- 4:00 pm, Nebraska Masonic Home, 1300 Ave D, Plattsmouth
1/4/2012, 11:00 am- 5:00 pm, Walmart, 2101 S. 11th Street, Nebraska City
1/5/2012, 9:30 am- 2:00 pm, Nebraska City Center for Children and Families,
917 Wildwood Lane, Nebraska City
1/9/2012, 11:00 am- 5:00 pm, Eagle's Club, 600 1st Corso, Nebraska City
Free Commercial Property
The Village of Union, a municipal corporation located within Cass County, Nebraska, is requesting
solicitations from individuals and corporations to receive free commercial property located within the Village of Union, with such property having a legal description of: South Union Lots 5, 6, 7 & East 4'6 Lot 8, Block 2, in Union, Cass County, Nebraska, with a lot size of 72' x 135'. This property is located on Main Street which is located on Highway 34 and just off the intersection of Highway 75.
To be eligible to receive this free commercial property, the individual or corporation must send a solicitation to the following address postmarked by April 1, 2012: Village of Union, Att: Village Clerk, P.O. Box 127, Union, NE 68455. To receive this free property, the person/entity must agree to do the following:
1. Remove and/or demolish the current structures on the premises or refurbish the current structure,
to include the south retaining wall, no later than October 1, 2012.
2. Place a commercial structure on the property no later than September 1, 2013.
The solicitation must, at a minimum, contain the following:
1. The name, address, and phone numbers of the individual or entity submitting the solicitation, to
include a description of the individual's/entity's current and past business ventures.
2. A detailed description of person's/entity's plans for such commercial property.
3. A letter of credit from a bank or lending institution that demonstrates the individual's or entity's
ability to receive financing to demolish the current site structures and place a commercial structure
on the property by September 1, 2013.
The Village Board of Trustees will create a committee to review the solicitations. A decision will
then be made by the Village Board of Trustee by May 1, 2012 to choose which solicitations, if any,
is in the best interest of the Village.
The Village will provide the individual or entity who is awarded the property the following by June 1,
1. A general conveyance deed with right of reverter to Village if commercial property is not con-
structed by September 1, 2013; and
2. Free sewer and water hookup.