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ATTENTION:

 

The recycling trailer at the end of Main Street is OPEN

It will be emptied again Thursday, February 20, 2014.

CLICK HERE to view where our other County Recycling Trailers are

 


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 PHF 2014

 

Plans are in the works for this year's Plattsmouth Harvest Festival, set for September 4-7.  A theme is being sought and a prize will be awarded for the winning suggestion.  If you have a suggestion, please email it to me (Terry Little - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.); snail mail it to the Korn Klub, P.O. Box 112, Plattsmouth, NE 68048; or bring it to the next Korn Klub meeting, which will be held at the Plattsmouth Community Center on Thursday, February 20, 7PM.  The meeting is open to the public.  Get the word out, bring a friend, and get involved.
 



  

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 2014

All county races are up for re-election!
 
If you were ever interested in running for a county office, now is the time.
 
If you are a Non-Incumbent (Non office holder) your filing deadline is March 3.
 
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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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~ A good deed never goes un-noticed ~

  

I received the following email from Pastor Bob Whynn from the First United Methodist Church in Louisville: 

Right after the new year our church decided to start collecting coats and blankets for area shelters.  It was turning out to be a very cold winter and we wanted to do our part.  We put up flyers in the church, sent out e-mails and put a box in the city offices.  The response was incredible.

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Within two weeks we had collected over 200 pounds of coats and blankets.
In the next two weeks we collected over 200 pounds more and in the past few weeks we have added at least 300 pounds more.  I do not know how many total coats and blankets were collected but it was enough to stuff an SUV to the brim 3 times!

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And we still have more coming in!  Donated items were taken to the Open Door Mission, Lydia House in Omaha and Under His Wings Thrift Store in Plattsmouth.
Thank you very much to all who donated and continue to donate.
This will be an annual event at out church.
 

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This is AMAZING.  They all did a fantastic job.  And I'm sure those coats made lots of people very warm this winter!

 


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Animals Available for Adoption

at the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter

 

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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

 


 

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A MASTER GARDENER?

In 2013 Extension Educators Vaughn Hammond, located at the Kimmel Education and

Research Center in Nebraska City and Gary Lesoing from Nemaha County conducted

the third Master Gardener Training Class in Southeast Nebraska since 2005. Forty-six

new Master Gardeners have been trained in these classes and became certified Master

Gardeners. We are again making plans for a 2014 session if there is sufficient interest.

Classes planned for the 2014 include 6 training sessions offered via computer. This

method enables participants from all across Nebraska to receive the same initial core

training. The presenters give programs from their offices and it is sent out live to the

Master Gardener Training sites across Nebraska. Over 20 sites are connected to training

using this technique. While this strategy is more efficient in reaching several people,

participants in the program still want part of the program to be face- to- face meetings.

The Connect training is scheduled to begin on Tuesday evening, February 11th

– 9:00 p.m. These first Connect computer training sessions will be held on the following

Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. (February 11, 18, 25 and March 4, 11, and 25).

Topics that will be covered during the Connect training include: Weed Identification,

In-depth IMP (Integrated Pest Management), Pollinators and Beneficials/Flowers, Turf

Basics, Diseases of Landscape Ornamentals and Basic Plant Propagation, respectively.

Participants will be able to attend these Connect trainings in Auburn or Nebraska City.

Following these computer Connect sessions, there will be face to face Master Gardener

Training classes beginning on April 1st

from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. from April 1st

 from 6:30

. These classes will be held each Tuesday evening

 through May 20th

. These classes will cover topics

such as: Physiology and Morphology of Plants, Vegetables, Fertilizer and Soils, Small

Fruit, Tree Fruit, Flower Bulbs and Trees for Southeast Nebraska.

These classes will be held in in Auburn or Nebraska City. The cost is $150 and includes

a Master Gardener Training Manual and resources from UNL Extension that contain a

wealth of information about horticultural issues. The remainder of the cost is used to pay

a state fee of $5 for Master Gardeners and for administrative expenses, such as copying,

postage and mileage for speakers.

There is one requirement with the Master Gardener Program that everyone needs to

know. The Master Gardener Training is not just a gardening or horticulture class. Once

a person completes the Master Gardener training, they are required to complete 40 hours

of volunteer service in the area of gardening or horticulture. There will be a number of

opportunities in the area to volunteer as a Master Gardener and complete the hours of

service required for the program.

If you are interested in this program and becoming a Master Gardener or have questions

about the schedule and locations of the trainings, feel free to contact Vaughn Hammond

at the Kimmel Education and Research Center in Nebraska City at (402) 873-3166

or Gary Lesoing at the Nemaha County Extension office at 1824 ‘N’ St. in Auburn

(402) 274-4755. You can also find out about the program on the Internet at: http://

www.mastergardener.unl.edu/become-a-master-gardener.

 

 

 


 

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2014 Spring Class Schedule

 

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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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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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