TODAY, DECEMBER 21st, IS THE FIRST DAY OF WINTER. (REALLY!)
The big guy is getting his sleigh ready and will be on his way before you know it!
Keep an eye on his whereabouts here:
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE - 7 PM
CHRISTMAS MORNING SERVICE/PROGRAM- 9:30 AM
The SCC Winter 2017 catalog just hit mailboxes and it is the first quarter for the new SCC Learning Center at Plattsmouth! We are thrilled to be supporting Cass County and look forward to broadening our horizons!
We'd love to hear class ideas from folks who would like to instruct and, of course, from those interested in taking classes!
Be a part of the first classes offered at the SCC Learning Center at Plattsmouth! We have something of interest for everyone, including:
· Computer Basics
· Old Time Insulator Coat Rack
· Get a New Perspective: 3-Perspective Drawing Techniques AND Interior Views
· Funk up Your Junk
· American History I (credit)
· Introduction to Business (credit)
· Interpersonal Relations (credit)
And more credit and leisure to YOUR interest!
Plattsmouth Learning Center Coordinator
537 Main St Plattsmouth NE 68048 (402) 437-2298
SCC Learning Center at Plattsmouth
THE KIDS NEED YOUR HELP!
Hunger is an evil thing. Without enough good food, your immune system becomes compromised and you can become sick more often. Hunger can make you not very pleasant to be around sometimes. We've all had that feeling from time to time. We get a little grumpy and think, 'I just need a little something to eat and I'll feel better'. When you're a child, it's difficult to concentrate on schoolwork when you're hungry, because you can only think about when and where your next meal is coming from and, unfortunately, some children only have 'a little something to eat'.
Throughout the school year, the Backpack Program helps to provide for those children, age preschool - 6th grade, who might not have enough food to sustain them during their time at home. During the week they receive a meal at school, but that could be their only meal of the day. Sadly, when they go home, they might not have anything else to eat.
When you donate to the Conestoga Backpack Program, the school staff sends those items home with more than 30 kids. Clean clothes and hygiene items are also needed.
You may donate items at any time through May, at Murray State Bank, at Conestoga Elementary School, or you may call Jill, 402-660-3543, and she'll arrange to have your items picked up at your home.
These suggested items should be somewhat easy for small children to open and prepare:
*Canned Goods *Granola Bars *Cereal *Cereal Bars *Mac & Cheese
*Fruit Cups *Bar Soap *Toothpaste/toothbrush *Shampoo/Conditioner
Murray's Planning Commission is currently inactive due to lack of members. If you are interested in being a member of the Murray Planning Commission, please contact the clerk at 402-235-2119 for more information.
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
Next meeting, January 3, 2017!
SURROUNDING AREA EVENTS.....
For a unique shopping experience, you don't have to travel far. Just stop in at Two Gypsies Quaint Goods in Plattsmouth. Cheryll will happily greet you with a 'Welcome!'
Browse around the shop and find something that reminds you of yesteryear, or that different one-of-a-kind gift for that one-of-a-kind person on your shopping list. You may even bring a favorite book or pull one from the shelf, sit in a cozy chair or at the old kitchen table, and read the afternoon away peacefully.
Conveniently open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10 am to 6 pm and Thursdays - 1 to 6 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Also, receive a free gift with purchase now thru December 24, 2017!
You'll enjoy the friendly atmosphere!
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.
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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