NOVEMBER 11, 2016
Celebration of life ceremony for
will be Thursday, November 10, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church, Plattsmouth, NE, at 11 a.m.
Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. on Wednesday, with family from 5-8, also at the church.
You may send donations in Jeanene's memory to the Plattsmouth Community Foundation, First Presbyterian Church, Cass County Historical Society or ALS.
Jeanene's complete obituary can be found at www.bpharveyfuneralhome.com.
NEEDED ~ CASS COUNTY CASA ADVOCATES!
Cass Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is currently recruiting CASA advocates to speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in Cass County. The next training session is scheduled for January 2017 for five weeks. We are also seeking male volunteers as more than 60% of our children are male.
What does a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer do? Each CASA volunteer is screened, trained and completes 30 hours of pre-service training. The training consists of 15 hours of online training and 15 hours of in-person training. Once trained, CASA volunteers are assigned under the Juvenile Court jurisdiction to speak on behalf of a child to ensure the needs and interests of abused and neglected children are being met.
Who are CASA volunteers? Our active volunteers are individuals from our community who work part-time, full-time or are retired. Volunteers commit to one year with a child, but seldom leave a case until it has been terminated.
Please call Debbie Green, Volunteer Coordinator at (402) 296-9521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and become a CASA volunteer today. If you would like to learn more information about our program, visit our website at www.casscasa.org
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
Hosted by Conestoga FBLA
Monday, November 14
12:30 - 6 p.m.
Next meeting, December 6, 2016!
Twelve Winners Announced for 5th Annual NEST
529 College Savings Plan Draw Your Dreams Contest
Selected Account Owners Win $1,000 in NEST 529 College Savings!
First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg today announced the 12 winners of the fifth annual “Draw Your Dreams” contest. Each winner will receive a $1,000 contribution to a NEST 529 College Savings Plan account.
To qualify for the scholarship, students used pencil, crayons, paint, watercolor or paper collage to create landscape-oriented pictures portraying what they want to be when they grow up.
The contest was open to children from kindergarten through eighth grade. Members of the Nebraska Art Teachers Association judged the entries and chose the 12 winners:
WINNER, GRADE, CITY
Sophie Yu, K, Lincoln
Anastasia Schreffler, 1st, Papillion
Autumn Smith, 2nd, Tilden
Casey King, 2nd, Meadow Grove
Korbin Werner, 3rd, Tilden
Marley Schroeder, 4th, Wilber
Matthias Knerl, 5th, Tekamah
Nevaeh Bartek, 5th, Wilber
Alexandra Schreffler, 6th, Papillion
Brooke Wilcox, 6th, Tilden
Abby Gilreath, 7th, Omaha
Kolton Hammer, 7th, Blair
“I am very pleased with the response to Draw Your Dreams and thank every child who submitted a piece of artwork. The children’s imaginations, creativity, and sense of purpose were evident in their pieces of art,” said Nebraska State Treasurer Stenberg, Trustee of NEST. “We hope this scholarship money helps the 12 winners achieve their dreams and encourages their parents to save even more.”
“NEST 529 College Savings is always striving to come up with unique ways to help families save for college. It’s gratifying to tie our mission into a fun, creative contest like this,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha. “We are confident that every student who entered the contest will work to turn dreams into realities.”
For scholarship contest rules and regulations, visit www.NEST529.com and click on Grow. Then select Scholarships & Rewards. Contest rules also are available at https://treasurer.nebraska.gov/csp/scholarships/.
To find out more about NEST College Savings Plans, visit www.NEST529.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 246,000 accounts, including 73,000 in Nebraska. Visit 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.
Investments Are Not FDIC Insured* No Bank, State or Federal Guarantee May Lose Value
*Except the Bank Savings Individual Investment Option
Images of the winning artwork may be downloaded from the Nebraska State Treasurer’s website at https://treasurer.nebraska.gov/csp/scholarships/art/draw-your-dreams/2016/winners-announced/.
SURROUNDING AREA EVENTS.....
Annual Veterans' Soup Luncheon
hosted by the
Union American Legion Auxiliary
Sunday, November 13 from 11:00 to 1:30 at Union, NE Legion Hall
VETERANS EAT FREE!
Adults $6.00 and Children $3.00
Homemade soup, sandwiches, desserts, and drink. All you can eat!!!
Contact Nancy Crook, 402-263-2035, for more info.
Applications are now available for the
2016 NO LIMITS FALL ACTIVISM SUMMIT
When: December 10-11, 2016
Where: Carol Joy Holling Center, Ashland, NE
Cost: FREE (We'll even pick you up!)
Big Tobacco has a long history of deceiving the public, hiding the truth, and targeting youth with its marketing. They continue to use the same manipulative marketing tactics and we are tired of it. We, as youth, have the power to change the influence Big Tobacco has on Nebraska. Come to the No Limits Fall Summit to meet new friends, have fun, and learn how to fight Big Tobacco!
Click here to download your application
Applications are due Wednesday, November 9, 2016.
Questions? Call 866.394.8336 or email email@example.com
SCANDANAVIAN MUSIC CONCERT
Greenblatt & Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series features a concert of Scandinavian music on Sunday, November 13, at 2:30 PM, in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse. Greenblatt & Seay and Friends will be playing a variety of instruments, including fiddle, guitar, hammered dulcimer, recorders, pennywhistles, and the nyckelharpa. The nyckelharpa is the official keyed fiddle of Sweden, and has 16 strings.
Greenblatt & Seay have been playing and singing together since the night they met, decades ago. Their performance on November 13 will include the championship fiddling styles of Deborah Greenblatt, and the fancy whistle-playing of David Seay.
The concert will be downstairs in the 1925 brick schoolhouse, and followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with the performers. Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur, one mile south of Highway 34.
Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and senior citizens, and $1.00 for children. Seating is limited.
For more information, write to Greenblatt & Seay, The Old Schoolhouse, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska, 68307, or call 402-275-3221, or e-mail them firstname.lastname@example.org.
The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990. Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.
VETERANS DAY SALUTE
Sunday, November 13
The Lofte works hard to honor our military servicemen and women each year. We count ourselves lucky to live in a country where freedom is protected by heroes.
On Sunday, November 13, the Lofte Community Theatre will help to celebrate Veterans Day by showcasing a free concert by the Southeast Nebraska Community Band.
The SNCB is made up of individuals from 11 different counties, some of whom drive 70 miles to practice. Some have their roots playing with military bands in the Army or Air Force. Others are former music teachers, while still others just have a love of performing. Please note, the band is always looking for new members! They ask that if you are interested in learning more about the group, to please speak with one of them immediately after the concert.
Bring the family. Bring your friends. Bring your favorite veteran. This is an inspirational event best enjoyed with a large group.
LUNCH WITH SANTA!
December 4, 11 & 18
$20 per person* (*price not inclusive of show ticket)
You better not pout.
You better not cry.
Put your napkins in your laps,
I'm telling you why.
Santa Claus is hosting a luncheon at the Lofte!
The Lofte's Christmas play this year is a show specifically geared for children. Ken Ludwig's script, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, is not the traditional 19th-century tale that you're used to. This production involves a stirring mouse, his human friend, Emily, a sword fight, a squirt gun and Jolly Old St. Nick himself!
In coordination with this special holiday event, the Lofte is holding a special fundraiser where children of all ages can meet Santa and the rest of the cast. You will have the opportunity to eat a catered lunch right on stage, visit with Santa and even get your pictures taken with the big guy himself.
This special event is being held at noon just prior to the Sunday matinees. Advance reservations are required. This would be a great event for a multi-generational family or as a company outing. Be good for goodness sake and make your reservations today!
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.
Cass County Veterans:
Service Office mobile locations will have a new schedule shortly.
Check back here for updates.
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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