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Murray Newsletter - December 13, 2017

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So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart,
I shall say that life is good.

Helen Keller, American Author
1880 ~ 1968

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BOOK-SIGNING by CASS COUNTY ARTIST,

CHERYLL WALLACE

Remember how relaxing it was when, as a child, you'd grab your crayons and paper and color for hours? What fun it was to create something from your own imagination in bold, vibrant hues or soft pastels! Even if you didn’t feel quite so creative, you would reach for your favorite coloring book, depicting your favorite cartoon or storybook characters. Recent research has shown that, even today, adults find this a very relaxing hobby and an excellent way to 'detach’ from electronics and unwind.

Local artist, Cheryll Wallace, of Plattsmouth, NE, will be at the Chocolaterie Stam candy shop, Shadow Lake Towne Center in Papillion, NE on Saturday, December 16, 2017, from noon to 3, autographing her adult coloring book, "Lighting the Lamp of Dharma".

If you're stumped about what to give to someone who has 'everything', Cheryll's book, along with a new package of crayons or colored pencils, would make a fantastic, unique gift. Especially for a special friend or loved one who seldom gets out, this would be a great gift. And since you’ll be at the candy store anyway, be sure to pick up some lovely goodies to include in your holiday gift-giving!

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MUSICAL INSTRUMENT LENDING PROGRAM

The Great Plains Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association has a wonderful instrument lending program, so please share this information with folks that you know. Here is the information from Jim Wood:

"We are in full swing looking for kids ages 5 to 16 who want to learn to play a bluegrass/old time instrument! 
The instruments we are lending include guitar, fiddles of different sizes, banjo, and mandolin, and have recently been gifted with a fine Dobro, thanks to Doug Van Horn. 
These instruments may be borrowed for a year as long as the learner has a mentor from our music association. 
The mentor will be selected by the student and parent. 
This mentor will give the Instrument lending committee a report of progress every three months."

If you wish to get an application to this Lending program, please contact Jim Wood at 402-397-4673 or jkwood@unomaha.edu.

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Bess Streeter Aldrich

16th Annual Short Story Contest

Start thinking of ideas for the 16th Annual Bess Streeter Aldrich short story contest.

The goal is to generate a fictional short story that is written in the wholesome spirit displayed by Bess Streeter Aldrich in her works while incorporating a theme that focuses on Nebraska’s economy, history, cultural diversity, and/or geography (past, present, and/or future).

Writers are encouraged to focus on historical and/or realistic topics. This year the Aldrich Foundation is paying tribute to Mrs. Aldrich’s novel The Rim of the Prairie and believe it would be an excellent resource.

Eligibility (Four divisions):

Adult: 1st Prize $100; 2nd Prize $50; 3rd Prize $25
High School (Grades 9-12): 1st Prize $50; 2nd Prize $25; 3rd Prize $15
Middle School (Grades 6-8): 1st Prize $50; 2nd Prize $25; 3rd Prize $15
Intermediate School (Grades 3-5): 1st Prize $25; 2nd Prize $15; 3rd Prize $10

Complete rules are found at the Bess Streeter Alrich Website

Stories can be submitted on online. Deadline is February 17, 2018.

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IMMEDIATE JOB OPENINGS . . . FT Night RN (3, 12-hr Shifts weekly & every other weekend), PT Night RN, FT Evening CNA’s, Weekends Only CNA’s all shifts; PT Dietary Assistants (1-8:30pm). FT Float Cook.

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Apply in person at 1300 Avenue D, Plattsmouth, NE or call (402) 296-7300 for more information.

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UPCOMING EVENTS FROM THE SCHOOLHOUSE

Sunday, March 11, 2:30 PM, Schoolhouse Performance Series, Greenblatt & Seay & Friends, Irish/Celtic Music, in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, NE

Wednesday, March 14 - Friday, March 16, 9 AM - 12 Noon, Schoolhouse Celtic Fiddle Camp, for fiddlers, violists, mandolinists, guitarists, records

Here’s a link to a video glimpse of our lives, as documented by Jared Kennedy-who-asks-hard-questions, Communications Manager for the Nebraska Arts Council:

http://www.artscouncil.nebraska.gov/news/artist-spotlight/greenblatt-seay.html

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GED - Adult Education finds new home at
First Presbyterian Church

Plattsmouth’s Adult Education Program, including Adult Education, GED, and English Language classes, have a spacious new home in the First Presbyterian Church CE Building at 701 Chicago Avenue, Plattsmouth. The CE Building is the smaller of the Church’s two buildings.

“We have two large and comfortable rooms for classes this school year. We feel very happy to have room to move around easily and keep learning materials where students can readily use them. We have additional student-use computers as well,” said Program Director Tallie VanWesten. “We are grateful for this excellent new space and the First Presbyterian Church’s welcome.”

Classes are held Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 6:30 to 9 p.m. each week.  Orientation for the morning class will begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue until noon. Evening class orientation begins from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This is a good time to complete the required paperwork, set up your computer-study accounts, and share your learning goals. Teachers will be available to answer questions during orientation. New students and returning students should attend orientation. Get your school year off to an excellent start at orientation.

Morning and evening classes at the same times listed above.

For more information about Adult Education, polishing your math, language, science and social studies skills; GED classes and testing; and English language classes; call Program Director Tallie Van Westen at 402-296-3174 Ext. 2315.

Classes are free. Everyone is welcome. Start your adult education classes in our new location. Now is the time!

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ARE YOU 55+

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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.

Stephanie MahonyEmployment and Training CoordinatorExperience Works, Inc.1111 "O" Street Ste 205--American Job CenterLincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402-441-1654Fax: 402-441-6038stephanie_mahony@experienceworks.orgNebraska Toll-free Number: 1-877-314-7526.


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