September is dressing herself in showy dahlias and splendid marigolds and starry zinnias.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894)
"Autumn," The Atlantic Almanac
Minutes of the September 13, 2016 meeting of the Murray Board of Trustees are now posted.
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UPCOMING EVENTS AT MURRAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH:
October 31st - Halloween at the Church!
CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT CENTER
to HOST EMPLOYER SEMINARS
Seminars for employers who remit child support on behalf of their employees will be offered Sept. 21 in Lincoln and Sept. 27 in Kearney, State Treasurer Don Stenberg said today.
The seminars are hosted by the Child Support Payment Center, a division of the Nebraska State Treasurer’s Office. There is no charge to attend.
Stenberg said employers attending the seminars will learn how to remit child support payments electronically. They also will hear about new hire reporting, verification and termination as well as income and medical withholding and remittance.
“We encourage employers to use electronic payments, and we continue to look for ways to make the process easier for them,” Stenberg said. “Electronic payments make good business sense for employers, resulting in lower costs for envelopes, postage, printing, and record-keeping. Electronic payments actually result in effeciencies throughout the system, including speedier payments to custodial parents and lower processing costs for the payment center.”
The Nebraska Child Support Payment Center, which has been a leader in promoting electronic payments, was ranked third in the nation in 2015 for the percent of child support payments received electronically.
Registration information for the seminars is available on the State Treasurer’s website at https://childsupport.nebraska.gov/Employers/. Advance registration is required for either seminar:
· Wednesday, September 21, 1-2 p.m., Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th St., Lincoln.
· Thursday, September 27, 1-2 p.m., Holiday Inn & Convention Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Kearney.
The after-school care program provides parents with a safe and familiar environment for their children after regular school hours.
You must be able to work after school hours,
For required qualifications, please refer to holyspiritplattsmouth.com
Yankus Receives Lucille McLean Award for Excellence in Teaching!
Excellent teachers are remembered for a lifetime. During Plattsmouth’s Harvest Festival last Saturday, Monica Yankus, a long-time resident of Plattsmouth, received the 2016 Lucille McLean Award. Yankus is the kindergarten teacher at St. John the Baptist and has been with the school for 23 years.
According to parents, teachers and staff of St. John’s school, Yankus is especially deserving of this award. “Monica is beautiful example of many positive qualities; joy, professionalism, mentor, friend, educator and christian,” said Debi Baumert, art teacher at St. John’s and owner of Colour Art Studio. “Our community and it's youth are blessed to call Monica ours,” added Baumert.
The Lucille McLean award is given each year to an outstanding educator who has also been actively involved in the community. The award was presented to Yankus by the Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa (ADK) Teacher's Honorary in memory of Lucille Essert McLean. McLean was a long time teacher in Cass County and a charter member of ADK.
“Monica's joyful personality is such a blessing to have for our children as they begin learning and loving Jesus and the various academic subjects,” said Fr. Loras Grell, chief administrator officer of St. John the Baptist and pastor at Church of the Holy Spirit.
Yankus who began her career as an art teacher, has been an active member of Church of the Holy Spirit in Plattsmouth for the 30 years. She currently serves on the school’s strategic planning committee and also helps with annual festivals and activities at the church. In addition, Yankus is an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma and currently serves as treasurer. She is a past member of the Organization of Plattsmouth Women, Extension Club and also has served on the Plattsmouth Public Library Board.
“I am honored and humbled by this award and by the support I've received from the Plattsmouth community and Church of the Holy Spirit,” said Yankus. “I accept this award on behalf of all the amazing teachers and staff at St. John’s who are also deserving of this recognition,” said Yankus.
Monica is married to Mike Yankus and they have two grown children Matt and Anne.
NEST 529 College Savings Contributions
Big Dreams $20K Giveaway Winners Announced by
First National Bank of Omaha, Nebraska Treasurer Stenberg
Lincoln, Neb. (September 19, 2016) – First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg today announced the winners of the Big Dreams $20K Giveaway. Winners were randomly selected, and each will receive a $5,000 contribution to a NEST 529 College Savings Plan account.
This is the first Big Dreams Giveaway to take place in 2016. The second giveaway, in which another four winners will each receive a $5,000 contribution, will start October 1 and end December 31.
“Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to the winners in the first Big Dreams Giveaway. We received more than 3,000 entries from 42 states, sending a loud and clear message that saving for college is a shared goal among families,” said Nebraska Treasurer Stenberg, Trustee of NEST. “We’re thrilled to lend a helping hand to these four individuals so that beneficiaries of their choice who are ten years old or younger can save for their future education.”
The first four 2016 NEST College Savings Big Dreams $20K Giveaway winners are
· Christine Neal, Sidney, Neb.
· Garrett Coleman, LaVista, Neb.
· Jeff Koehler, Johnson, Neb.
· John McGargill, Elkhorn, Neb.
“We are pleased that so many found the $20K Giveaway to be a great opportunity to learn more about saving for college and realize the importance of saving for a loved one’s future,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha. “We are happy that we can jump starting saving for young students to help them reach their college savings goals.”
Since its inception last year, more than $30,000 has been given away to families saving for college through the Big Dreams Giveaway. Opening an account is easy. To find out more, visit NEST529.com, NEST529Advisor.com or treasurer.nebraska.gov.
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 of Omaha 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 251,000 accounts, including 73,000 in Nebraska. Visit NEST529.com, NEST529Advisor.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.
Plattsmouth Community School District Adult Education begins its 40th year with a new focus on College and Career Readiness. The Federal Government has charged all adult education programs with preparing students for college and the workplace. Plattsmouth is stepping up. PCSD will integrate job search, workplace skills, and college preparation into its GED, English language, and Adult Basic Education courses.
To meet this challenge, an additional class session is being offered on Thursday mornings.
Classes are offered Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday during the public school year at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., at the PACE Center, 15508 2nd Ave. The PACE Center is located across from the high school to the west.
Please call Tallie VanWesten, program director, at 402-296-3174 Ext. 2315 for information.
New students may begin during any class period by arriving a few minutes early. You will be very welcome.
20th ANNUAL SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING
Sunday, October 9, 2:30 PM, 20th Annual 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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