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Cass County Safe Kids Bike Rodeo and Safety Event
Saturday April 28, 2012, Plattsmouth Community Center,
308 South 18th Street, Plattsmouth, NE
Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass County, led by the Sarpy/Cass Department of Health and Wellness, is proud of our mission statement, “Preventing Unintentional Injury and Death in Children Ages 14 and Under”. It is because of this, that Safe Kids Sarpy/ Cass County is pleased to present the second annual “Cass County Safe Kids Bike Rodeo and Safety Event” on Saturday April 28th, from Noon to 2 p.m. at the Plattsmouth Community Center, 308 South 18th Street, Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
Several community businesses and volunteers have joined forces in the name of child safety making this a great event in Cass County, Nebraska. The Cass County Safe Kids Bike Rodeo and Safety Event is a free family event where kids and parents can come to have fun while learning about safety. We are encouraging kids to bring their bikes to this event so that they can participate in the Bike Rodeo which is sponsored by the Plattsmouth Police Department. Safe Kids will furnish 200 helmets to be given away at this event. This event is full of fun-filled educational safety activities. Come for the fun and stay for the free drawings of bikes and other prizes. Free hot dogs and drinks will also be available.
Please see the Cass County Safe Kids Bike Rodeo and Safety Event flyer on our Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass
KORN KLUB MEETS: Plans are underway for this year's Plattsmouth Harvest Festival, set for September 6-9, 2012. Several new events are in the works, including a Karaoke Contest and a Street Dance. A contest is also being held to select a theme for this year's festival.
The next meeting of the Korn Klub is this Thursday, March 15, 7PM, at the Plattsmouth Senior / Community Center. The public is invited to attend and suggestions are most welcome. To be placed on the meeting agenda, contact Klub President Nancy Johnson at 297-2384.
For more information, visit www.plattsmouthharvestfestival.com
Plattsmouth Library News
As many of you know, the Primary Election is just around the corner.
The Primary Election is May 15, 2012.
If you need to get registered to vote, or need to update your voter registration (CLICK HERE)
The Election Office, now located at 201 Main Street, is now accepting Early Voting Applications for the upcoming Primary Election. These can be obtained by a number of ways.
- You could take a trip to downtown Plattsmouth, and visit the new office. While there you can fill out your request.
- You could call 402-296-9309 and request a form to be mailed to you.
- Lastly, you can visit the Cass County Website and download a form. (CLICK HERE)
The filing deadlines have passed, to see a FULL listing of filed candidates, visit the Cass County Election webpage. (CLICK HERE)
For Immediate Release: Some Proposals Don't Prompt Headlines
Since the legislature convened in January, the media has reported on bills that are controversial or may have a significant impact on Nebraska citizens. You have heard a lot about child welfare reform, tax relief, the state budget, oil pipelines, school truancy, compulsory school attendance, and more. While these issues made headlines, the legislature passed many other bills. Even though they have not received a great deal of attention, I want you to know about some of the small but important changes these bills have made in our laws.
As amended, LB 216 would allow the Department of Motor Vehicles to design license plates to identify special interest motor vehicles. Special interest vehicles are defined as being unaltered from original specifications and collected, preserved, restored or maintained for leisure. The new plates would include alphanumeric characters and the words “special interest.” A special interest vehicle could be driven only on public roads and streets for occasional transportation, public display or hobby activities.
LB 943 created the Insured Homeowner's Protection Act. The Act would provide that a person may cancel a written contract with a residential contractor to provide goods or services to be paid from insurance proceeds before midnight following the later of two events – either the third business day after the written contract is enacted, or when the person has received notice from the insurer that all or part of the claim or contract is not a covered loss under the insurance policy. LB 943 would also prevent the contractor from promising to rebate any of the insurance deductible as an incentive to sell goods or services.
Changes to the state's Election Act would be made by LB 878. In the year before a primary election, the date on which the secretary of state would publish the official election calendar would move from December 1 to November 1. Currently, if a majority of the seats are vacant, the secretary of state conducts a special election for a school district or a city council under a city manager plan. LB 878 would require a special election to be held if one-half or more of the member positions are vacant. The bill would also clarify that the statewide primary ballot would include the names of candidates who filed candidate forms, and candidates for President of the United States who are offered by petition or recognized as candidates in the national news media.
Under current law a person who fails to stop for a school bus is guilty of a Class IV misdemeanor. Under Speaker Priority Bill LB 1039, a violator would be assessed three points on their driver’s license and a $500 fine. The bill would also require drivers to decrease their speed to 25 miles per hour when the yellow warning lights on the bus are flashing and stop if when the red lights are on. In places where 400 feet of visibility in all directions is not possible, LB 1039 would allow a bus to stop if a sign indicated that a school bus stop was ahead.
LB 882, by Omaha Senator Jeremy Nordquist, would require a health plan or policy to provide coverage for orally administered anticancer medication on a basis that is no less favorable than more traditional intravenously administered or injected cancer medications. The bill would prevent insurance providers from reclassifying an anticancer medication or increasing a copayment, deductible or other expense to offset the cost of complying with the new law.
The provisions in LB 740 would grant special permits for vehicles hauling seasonally harvested products. The permit would allow longer combination vehicles to carry an additional fifteen percent of the maximum weight allowed for up to 70 miles. The permits would be valid for up to 120 days per calendar year. This change will make Nebraska more competitive, especially when doing business in other states.
Please contact my office if you need more information about these or any of the other bills passed this year. I am always interested in hearing your comments by mail, phone or email.
Senator Paul Lambert
State Capitol, PO Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Motorcycles on Main
Event: 4th Annual Motorcycles on Main, A Show & Shine Event running from 4 - 9 pm.
Date: May 19th, 2012 - rain or shine
Event sponsor is The Plattsmouth Main Street Association
This is a family oriented event! With live music plus a DJ and over 400 of the most beautiful motorcycles in the area anticipated. Just about any type and size of motorcycle you can think of will be on display throughout the Plattsmouth Main Street. Also on display will be Mickey Rourke's "Black Death" motorcycle from the movie "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man".
The event will also host vendors for Bikes, Accessories of all kinds and several Food vendors. More details are available on our website - www.motorcyclesonmain.com
Within the Motorcycles On Main framework is a very unique event called The Rhino Run.
This is a Time-Speed-Distance (TSD) Rally following the AMA/FIM rules. This is the only TSD motorcycle rally held outside of Europe. It is not a race and it is not a Poker Run. It is a Road Enduro Rally of approximately 140 miles and open to street legal motorcycles and scooters that meet all of the technical requirements listed in the website. For details see the website below.
The total number of participants in The Rhino Run Rally is limited.
Please refer to the rally's website: www.therhinorun.com for much more information and to register!
Adoption fee on all animals is $60. This includes spay/neuter and vaccinations.
Microchips are an additional $25 (well worth it).
Adult Cats are always a free adoption to Senior Citizens!
Animal Shelter - 402-298-8235
The Schoolhouse Performance Series will feature championship fiddler, Deborah Greenblatt, and multi-instrumentalist, David Seay performing "Fiddle Fables" on Sunday, May 13, at 2:30 PM, downstairs in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska.
With the help of her fabulous five-string fiddle, and some talented fiddle students, Deborah Greenblatt explores some of the trials, tribulations, and lessons that fiddlers and other musicians often have in common. There is advice for the beginner (“It Starts With Your Feet”), advice for the fiddler’s families (“Have Mercy”), for the growing fiddler (“Shopping For a Fiddle Blues”), for the brave fiddler (“I’m Gonna Fiddle In a Contest”), as well as the fiddler who plays the viola (“Out of Fiddle, Out of My Mind”). There are also inspiring stories of real-life fiddlers (“Cactus Pete”), teachers (“Alice Johnson’s Jig”), and students (“Mary Ann the Fiddler”).
The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and 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.
Community Sustaining Sponsors 2012