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ATTENTION:

 

The recycling trailer at the end of Main Street is CLOSED

It will be emptied again Thursday, February 6, 2014.

CLICK HERE to view where our other County Recycling Trailers are

 


 

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PLATTSMOUTH COFFEE HOUSE BENEFIT:  Terry Little's 21st Annual Coffee House will be held Sat, Feb 1 at St. John's gym, beginning at 7PM.  It is an evening of folk music and fun presented by a host of talented musicians and singers from the area.  There is no charge to attend.  However, all freewill donations collected at the door will benefit the relief efforts and needs of the recovery actions from the recent downtown Plattsmouth fire.  This is an evening for adults (please, no children). Costumes / outfits from the 60's era (hippie, beatnik, bell bottoms, beads, Roman sandals, mu-mu's, suede and velours) are encouraged.  Prizes will be awarded.  Coffee will be served but attendees are invited to bring snacks and beverages to share.

 

WHAT:  Terry Little’s 21st Annual Coffee House

WHERE:  St. John School gym, 500 South 18th Street, Plattsmouth

WHEN:  Saturday, February 1st

TIME:  7:00 PM until midnight

COST:  No charge; freewill donations benefit Plattsmouth Fire relief efforts.

OTHER:  This is an evening for adults (no children, please). Coffee provided but you may bring beverages and snacks to share.  A night of music and fun provided by a host of musicians.

 

CONTACT:  Terry Little

EMAIL:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PHONE:  402-297-2127 (cell)

 

 


  

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If you would like to Register to Vote CLICK HERE

If you would like an Early Voting Application CLICK HERE

If you are looking for a Candidate Filing Form CLICK HERE 

To see what Candidates have filed CLICK HERE

 


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Saturday, February 8th, 9am to 3pm
The Blarney Stone - 432 East Douglas Street O'Neill NE 68763
For More Information on O'Neill workshop click here

Saturday, February 15th, 9am to 3pm
Chances R - 124 W 5th Street York NE 68467
For More Information on York workshop click here

 To Pre-Register: Please e-mail or call Toni Jafferis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402-613-4499


 

 

 

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 The Cass County Republican Party will host its annual Lincoln-Eisenhower-Reagan Dinner on Tuesday the 18th of February at the County Fairgrounds in Weeping Water

Guest Speakers include all six Governor Candidates:  Tom Carlson, Mike Foley, Charlie Janssen, Beau McCoy, Pete Ricketts, and Bryan Slone. 

Opening remarks will be provided by District 2 Senate Candidates Bill Kintner and Ron Nolte. 

For Tickets ($15 each) contact Dean Helmick at (402) 298-7281.  

 


 

For Release - January 23, 2014 

Contact: Laura Strimple 

402-471-8408 

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Sec. Gale testifies in support of three election bills

 

LINCOLN – Saying that his office was prepared to take the next steps toward expanding elections in Nebraska as well as making them more modern and secure, Secretary Gale testified today in support of three bills before the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. 

The first one would allow the Secretary of State’s office to create and maintain a secure online voter registration system. “That system would be available to anyone who has a Nebraska driver’s license or state-issued ID card and would permit them to register or update their voter registration through a website or through the Department of Motor Vehicles,” said Gale. 

Gale said the bill also makes provisions for transmitting those registrations to the appropriate county election officials and allows the Secretary of State’s office to obtain the last four digits of a registrant’s social security number, driver’s license number and signature. 

“All of those components are necessary to making this system work and I appreciate the fact that the DMV is onboard with this project,” explained Gale. “A number of states are already using online registration or are about to implement it themselves. It’s proven to be secure and my office will work hard to insure that the information transmitted to our system is also protected.”

Speaking about LB 662, Gale said he recognized that while Nebraska has experienced only rare instances of voter fraud in statewide elections, analysis conducted by his office revealed two key areas where the potential for fraud might exist.

“I do think a government-issued ID is appropriate for the two scenarios described in LB 662.”

Gale said those instances include certain first-time registrations submitted by mail and voters who have indicated by written notice to the U.S. Post Office that they have moved in-state or out-of-state, but failed to return a confirmation notice of their change of address with local election officials.

“Ultimately, those people remain on our statewide voter registration database for at least four years as required by federal law. While large numbers are deleted every two years, there is always an average of 100,000 or so who are inactive. However, we have no idea of where they really are unless they register. If they don’t re-register at their new location and suddenly show up at their old polling place to vote, we want to make sure they can confirm who they say they are.”

Addressing the third bill, LB 663, Gale spoke in favor of expanding special elections conducted by mail and lifting the population limit for counties who wish to utilize all-mail elections in rural precincts.

“Currently, only counties with a population of less than 10,000 can apply to my office to hold elections by mail. However, the larger counties also have rural precincts and would benefit from having all-mail elections instead of requiring voters to go to the polls. In addition to cost-savings, all-mail elections also offer convenience to the voters and have been found to result in higher election participation.”

Gale said LB 663 would make all counties eligible for mail in elections in their rural precincts. It would also allow counties to designate mail in elections for candidate issues, as well as economic issues.

“This legislation would expand all-mail special elections to include things like office recalls and vacancies. Until now, mail in balloting has been limited to school bonds, sales tax increases, levy overrides and similar issues.”

Gale said that allowing citizens to vote by mail seems to result in increased participation when compared to voting at the polls. 

“The more citizens who vote, the more likely you are to have a consensus on issues of local importance.  Participation is vital for a vibrant democracy.”

Bills 662 and 663 were sponsored by Senator Bob Krist of Omaha. He, along with Senator Heath Mello of Omaha also sponsored LB 661.

 

 


 

 

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 23, 2014

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Virginia Dent – (202) 224-6551

 

*Media Advisory*

Fischer Announces Staff Local Office Hours in 
Cass and Otoe Counties

 

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) announced today that her staff will be holding local office hours in Cass County and Otoe County on Thursday, February 6, 2014. These office hours serve as a more convenient opportunity for constituents to meet personally with staff regarding federal casework assistance or other issues at the federal level.

 

Sarah Skinner, Constituent Services and Outreach Representative for Fischer, will be holding local office hours at the times and locations below:

Cass County Courthouse
Commissioner’s Room

346 Main Street

Plattsmouth, NE 68048
9:30 am – 11:30 am CST

 

 


 

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Join us for this exciting Webinar series, Gardening At Lunch, right from your desk at work or home.

You must pre-register for each program, and will need a computer with internet access and a phone to participate. During each program, you can view, listen, and interact with the speakers.

To register, go to:                http://marketplace.unl.edu/extension/ 

If you want to join this program but do not have a computer, check with your local Extension office to see if they can set up an area to show it to those who would like to join in the program but don’t have access to a computer or the internet at home, work, or the library. Be sure to come early or call ahead so that you can get registered for the program before it begins.

 

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Last Chance to Register for Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop

 

Time is running out to sign up for the Nebraska Tourism Commission’s annual Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop on February 3-5 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Kearney. Farmers, ranchers, outfitters, vineyard operators, u-pick operators, managers of eco-tourism attractions, chamber/tourism staff and more will learn how to get the most out of their land, utilize fresh marketing ideas, discover greater financial opportunities and network with potential partners.

“While agritourism may be new to some, it has been practiced by Nebraskans who, for generations, have served up agricultural products and services with warm hospitality and down to earth charm. Today’s growing interest in agritourism offers new and additional opportunities for landowners and rural communities. It allows visitors to experience agriculture first-hand and to be a part of nature, away from the pressures of city life,” said Kathy McKillip, Director of the Nebraska Tourism Commission.

To educate current and prospective agri/eco-tourism businesses, Swanson Russell and Associates and Geiger & Associates PR, Inc., have teamed up to teach low cost and no cost ways to increase the presence of a business in the tourism marketplace. The two firms will cover everything from brand discovery to realistic marketing goals.

In addition to the low cost and no cost marketing seminar, the Keynote Speaker, Carol Patterson will be sharing her strategies about how you can reinvent your tourism organization and rediscover your passion. Carol Patterson has helped emerging tourism destinations for over two decades. Her work in product development provides innovative new travel products, some of which have increased revenues 25 percent in one season. Carol's travel writing is regularly featured in the Red Deer Advocate and she is the author of several books including “The Business of Ecotourism.”

To get more information about the 2014 Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop or to register for the event, go to  http://www.visitnebraska.com/industry. If you have any questions about the workshop or would like information on sponsorships, call Karen Kollars at 308-249-3220.

 

 


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Cass County CASA Volunteers Needed!

We are currently recruiting CASA Volunteers for the upcoming training
session scheduled in April 2014.  We only train two classes a year, call and
reserve your spot today?

What does a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer do?  Each CASA
volunteer is screened,  trained and completes 30 hours of pre-service
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.

If I can't be a CASA volunteer, how can I help? In addition to training new
CASA volunteers, we are also in need of administrative services support such
as: filing, data entry and making copies.

Your help directly benefits  the Cass County CASA Program.  A
donor-supported volunteer organization whose mission is to offer
court-appointed volunteer advocacy to children that are abused, neglected
and often find themselves lost in the court system.  Through Cass County
CASA, these children are placed with advocates that speak on their behalf
and know them well enough to make informed recommendations to the judge.

Please call Angie Neumiller, Executive Director at (402) 296-9620 or email
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The 12th 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

Best Viola Tune: $75, courtesy of the American Viola Society

Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2014.  The winners will be announced on May 24, 2014, 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 2014 contest rules and guidelines, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.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 2014 Contest Rules and Guidelines:

1. Each submission should be an original composition which must be unpublished and composed after March 31, 2013.

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, 2014.

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.

 


 

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Plattsmouth Library News

 

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Job Opening

Applications are being accepted at City Hall for a Library Assistant at the Plattsmouth Public Library. Must be comfortable with computers and people; bending and lifting are required. The library is a great place to work with a lot of helpful coworkers. The position is 14-18 hours/week during days, evenings, and weekends. Read the job description for more information. Return the completed application to the Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 136 North 5th Street. EOE.

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Animals Available for Adoption

at the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter

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Fergus

Treasure

Wanda

 

 

  

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

 


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