CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY!
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016
"Those who deny freedom to others
deserve it not for themselves."
Abraham Lincoln, America's 16th President
Funded in part by Cass County Tourism visitcasscounty.com
During the Freedom Festival, the Conestoga Booster Club, along with the Wrestling Team, will be operating the concession stand located at Young Memorial Park on July 4th.
Be sure to stop by and support the kids with a delicious selection from their menu below:
June 30 Deadline for NEST on the
Prizes Totaling $6,000 in NEST Scholarships to Be Awarded
Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg is reminding Nebraskans that they have until June 30 to submit photos of children or photos taken by children in farm or ranch settings to be entered in the NEST on the Farm Fun Photo Drawing. Winners will be recognized at 11 a.m. August 27 on the Family Fun Zone Stage at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island.
Six winners will receive contributions to Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) savings accounts valued at $1,000 each. The drawing is sponsored by Treasurer Stenberg, who is Trustee of NEST, and First National Bank of Omaha, the program manager for NEST. NEST is Nebraska’s state-sponsored, tax-advantaged 529 college savings program.
The photos must be taken in a farm or ranch setting to emphasize Nebraska’s agricultural heritage. The photos may feature children 13 or younger, as of June 30, as the subjects, or they may be taken by the children age 13 or younger themselves. Each photo must be accompanied by a caption of fewer than 15 words. Professional photographs are not allowed. The photos must be in digital format with a file size of less than 5 MB. Details can be found at treasurer.nebraska.gov and at NEST529.com.
“We are looking forward to this year’s photographs. Last year, we received photos of old wagons, branding tools, and antique tractors as well as farm animals large and small and children enjoying their Nebraska agricultural heritage,” said State Treasurer Stenberg. “NEST on the Farm has been a popular scholarship opportunity that introduces children and families to the concept of saving money for college and highlights one of Nebraska’s greatest resources, its farm, ranch, and outdoor life.”
“We’re excited to see Nebraska’s strong tradition of farming and ranching and the beauty of the state through the eyes of children,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, First National Bank of Omaha.
When submitting the photo, entrants are asked to follow these rules:
· Use NEST on the Farm Fun Photo Drawing as the email subject line.
· Include name, address, city, state, zip code, and day and evening phone numbers.
· Include name and age, as of June 30, of the child featured in the photo or who took the photo.
· Include caption of fewer than 15 words.
· Depict a farm or ranch setting in the photo.
· Limit your entries to one photo for each child.
· Be sure to attach photo to the email entry.
NEST 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, the NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, the TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and the State Farm College Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as Program Trustee. First National Bank serves as Program Manager, and all investments are approved by the Nebraska Investment Council. Families nationwide are saving for college using Nebraska’s 529 College Savings Plans, which have more than 249,000 accounts, including 72,000 in Nebraska. Visit www.NEST529.com and treasurer.nebraska.gov for more information.
About First National Bank of Omaha
First National Bank of Omaha is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska. First National of Nebraska is the largest privately owned banking company in the United States. First National and its affiliates have $20 billion in managed assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.
CASA RECRUITMENT BEGINS
Cass Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is currently recruiting CASA advocates to speak up for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Cass County.
The next training session is scheduled to begin July 24 and will run for five weeks. The training consists of 15 hours of online training and 15 hours of in-person training.
We are also seeking male volunteers for this class as over 60% of our CASA children are males.
If you are interested, please contact Debbie Green at (402) 296-9521; email email@example.com.
To learn more information about our program, please visit www.casscasa.org
St. John the Baptist School is an elementary Catholic school in Plattsmouth, NE.Immediate openings are now available for both an After-School Care Director
For required qualifications, please refer to holyspiritplattsmouth.com
OR call Principal, Linda Monahan, at 402-296-6230.
SURROUNDING COMMUNITY EVENTS:
20th ANNUAL SHCOOLHOUSE FIDDLING
Sunday, October 9, 2:30 PM, 20th A BEEnnual Schoolhouse Fiddling Bee
Greenblatt & Seay proudly announce the 20th ANNUAL SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE. This historical, hysterical event will take place on Sunday, October 9, at 2:30 PM, downstairs in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse. In the Open Division, fiddlers will play a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice. There will also be other divisions of competition available for the adventurous fiddlers, including a Singing Fiddler's Contest, a Twin Fiddler's Contest, a Fee-Fi-Faux Fiddler's Contest (fiddle tunes played on any instrument other than a fiddle), and a Hocus-Pocus Contest (cross-tuning, sound effects, dancing, etc.), which will give fiddlers an opportunity to play tunes that are usually not allowed in any other contest.
For more information, and to register on line, log on to: http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddling_bee.shtml.
Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students, and $1.00 for children. Fiddlers and their back-ups are admitted for free. The contest will be followed by a light snack and an acoustic jam session with Greenblatt & Seay.
For more information, call 402-275-3221, log on to www.greenblattandseay.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weeping Water City Pool
311 W. River St.
Weeping Water, NE
Hours of Operation:
Everyday 1-6 PM
Tuesday & Thursday (fitness swim 6-7 for 18 and older)
Prices: Family Pass - $140
Single Pass - $90
10 card Punch - $35
Single Pass - $4
Family Pass is for immediate family members. Pass includes 2 parents and up to 5 children under 18 years of age living at home. Additional family members $20 per child.
Nanny Pass can be added onto a family pass for $40 (this only be usable when coming with paying family)
Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15, 9 AM - 1 PM, Schoolhouse Fiddle Camp for Intermediate and Advanced Fiddlers, The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, NE. Register at http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp_signup-summer.shtml
Cass County Veterans Service Office's
three mobile locations:
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.
ARE YOU 55+
LOOKING FOR PART-TIME WORK?
The following is an employment opportunity available to older adults in Cass County.
Experience Works is a national, non-profit organization funded by the US Dept of Labor to administer the Senior Community Service Employment Program, which assists people 55 and older in getting updated training to assist in returning to the workforce. This is a federally funded program and offers a no-cost employment service to older adults who qualify. Once accepted into the program, individuals are placed in a training site in or near their community, where they gain on the job experience while working 20-21 hours/week at $8/hour. We also help with skill assessments, computer training, resumes, cover letters, job search, etc. The goal is that through the training and job search assistance we gain help older adults gain good jobs in or around their communities.
Employment and Training Coordinator
Experience Works, Inc.
1111 "O" Street Ste 205--American Job Center
Lincoln, NE 68508
Nebraska Tollfree Number: 1-877-314-7526
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