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Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? Will there be six more weeks of winter, or an early spring?

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for the warmer weather.

To many colds going around in our house!

 

 


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American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Cass County to Host Kickoff on February 18

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Cass County is hosting a kickoff event on Monday, February 18 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room in Plattsmouth, NE. During the event, those interested in participating in the Relay For Life of Cass County, NE can visit information booths, register online, listen to a guest speaker and enjoy refreshments. The kickoff is free and open to anyone with an interest in participating. Those interested in attending should RSVP by emailing the Team Development Chair at:

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Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track at alltimes throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, butsome teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. Relaybrings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups . . .people from all walks of life – all aimed at celebrating the lives of those who have had cancer, remembering those lost, and fighting back against the disease. February’s kickoff starts the fundraising season for the Relay For Life of Cass County event which will be held Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Plattsmouth Middle School.

“The American Cancer Society Relay For Life raises awareness about the progress against cancer while also raising funds to fight the disease,” said Ashley Berndt, Community Manager for the American Cancer Society. “Individuals who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event, as a volunteer or participant, have made a commitment to fight back against cancer and let the community know that cancer can be beat.”

 

Tth kickoff, or if you would like to volunteer Volunteers are needed to organize and recruit teams, seek community support, coordinate logistics, find refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment and lend their support in any way.For more information on the February 18 for the Relay For Life committee, please contact the American Cancer Society in  Omaha at 402-393-5801.

 

About the American Cancer Society

 

 

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of  than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, about 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit ence to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a glob al grassroots force of more  www.cancer.org

 

 

  


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Irish Music Concert

Greenblatt & Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series features a concert of Irish music on Sunday, March 10, at 2:30 PM.   Greenblatt & Seay & Friends will be singing and playing a variety of instruments, including fiddle, pennywhistle, guitar, hammered dulcimer, and banjo. Traditional Irish tunes will be featured, along with some Greenblatt & Seay originals inspired by the great Irish traditions.

Greenblatt & Seay have been playing and singing together since the night they met, decades ago.  Their performance on March 10 will include the championship fiddling styles of Deborah Greenblatt, and the fancy whistle-playing of David Seay.

The concert will be downstairs, 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 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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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.


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Feb. 10 - 12:00 pm - 4:15 pm

First Baptist Church, 16220 Highway 75, Plattsmouth

 

Like the emergency room of a hospital, the American Red
Cross must be prepared to respond to patient emergencies with blood products 24 hours a day,
seven days a week and 365 days a year. Through the dedication of blood
donors, the Red Cross can be prepared day in and day out, no matter
The need is when or where blood is needed.

Readily available blood helps save the lives of people like David Zien,
who was on his way home on his motorcycle when the SUV in front of
him lost control during a lane change and flipped onto its side, sending
Zien nearly 350 feet. He was transported by helicopter to a hospital,
where he received 32 pints of blood. Today, Zien says he attributes
much of his survival to the generosity of blood donors.

All blood types are currently needed. For more information and to make
an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

 

 


 

 

Animals Available for Adoption

at the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter

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Plattsmouth Animal Shelter is happy to announce that

we are now staffed 9am to noon Monday through Friday. 

Appointments are still needed for any other times.

 

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!

ADOPTION APPLICATION

Animal Shelter - 402-298-8235

 


 

The Eleventh Annual Nebraska  American String Teachers Association Fiddle Tune Composition Contest

This event inspires fiddlers everywhere to compose their own tunes, and supports the cause of string education throughout the great state of Nebraska.

1st PLACE: $100.00  2nd PLACE: $50.00  3rd PLACE:  $25.00

Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2013.  The winners will be announced on May 25, 2013, during the Monumental Fiddling Championship held at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. The winning compositions will be performed at the Monumental Fiddling Championship, and printed in Stringing Along, the journal of the Nebraska Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

For the 2013 contest rules and guidelines, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information about the Nebraska American String Teachers Association, log on to the web site at www.neasta.org.

Greenblatt & Seay Publications, in Avoca, Nebraska is a proud Sponsor  of the Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition
Contest

The 2013 Contest Rules and Guidelines:

1. Each submission should be an original composition which must be unpublished and composed after March
31, 2012.

2. Composers may submit more than one tune, but only one prize will be awarded to any one composer.

3. Four copies of the music must be submitted via computer generated sheet music, or hand-written sheet
music.

4. The composer should include their name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and the title of the piece.

5. The entry fee of $20.00 should be sent in at the time of submission. Checks should be payable to Nebraska
ASTA.

6. If you wish to receive written evaluation of your tune by the judges, include a stamped, self-addressed
envelope with your entry.

7. Nebraska ASTA assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to works submitted.

8. Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2013.

9. Send your entry to Deborah Greenblatt, The Old Schoolhouse, PO Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska,68307-0671.
The composer is responsible for keeping a copy of  their work, as well as for copyrighting their tune.

10. The composer understands that if their tune is one of the winners, Nebraska ASTA has permission to have
the piece performed on May 25, 2013, in Beatrice, Nebraska, as well as permission to reprint the tune in
Stringing Along, the newsletter of Nebraska ASTA.

Greenblatt & Seay Publications, in Avoca, Nebraska is a proud Sponsor  of the Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition
Contest
For more information about the Nebraska American String Teachers Association, log on to the web site at www.neasta.org

 


 


 Plattsmouth Library News

 

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Additional Computer Classes in January

The following regularly scheduled computer classes will be offered again in January: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Using the Internet Wisely, Word Processing, Intermediate Email, and Excel. Brief descriptions and class times for the regularly scheduled computer classes can be found on this sample class schedule. Class size is limited to 14. Please call the library if you would like to attend one of the sessions or if you have any questions. A new schedule will be announced in the middle of December.

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Select Tax Forms Available

The IRS has notified libraries that distribution of federal tax forms will be delayed this year due to late-breaking tax law changes. The Nebraska Department of Revenue stopped sending tax forms to libraries several years ago. To date, the library has received the following federal tax forms, which can be picked up free of charge at the library.

  • Form 1040EZ and instruction booklet
  • Schedule B
  • Schedule EIC

Library staff can help you print tax forms from either the IRS or the Nebraska Department of Revenue web pages, but there will be a 10 cents per page charge for any forms printed. Staff can help you find specific forms, but staff can't offer any tax advice regarding which forms you may need.

 

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Lofte Volunteer Celebration on February 9


The Lofte Community Theatre Board of Directors announces that its annual Volunteer Celebration will be held at 6pm on Saturday, February 9.  A light meal will be followed by a brief business meeting.  Artistic Director Kevin Colbert will highlight the successes of 2012 an announce 2013 and 2014 show selections.  Elections for openings on the Board of Directors will also be held. 


Attendees do not need to have been in a show during the past calendar year.  This is an open invitation to friends, family, volunteers, patrons and sponsors. 


 

 

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