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ATTENTION:

The recycling trailer at the end of Main Street is OPEN

It will be emptied again Thursday, June 12, 2014.

CLICK HERE to view where our other County Recycling Trailers are

 


  Make sure you like your Plattsmouth Hy-Vee’s Facebook page

for great deals, Market Café Specials,

special announcements, and much more! 

You don’t want to miss out!

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Every Wednesday

5% discount on your grocery purchase if you are an active or retired member of the armed forces, a veteran, or over 55! 

Some exclusions do apply, please ask a Manager if you have questions.

 


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Cass County will hold its county Democratic Convention on Saturday, June 7  at 9:30 A. M. at the Cass County Extension Office on the Cass County Fair  Grounds, near Weeping Water. All Democrats are invited and welcome to attend.  This is a requirement to precede the State Convention which will be held in the  fall.
The County Convention is the grass roots of the Democratic platform. Your  voice is essential. Please plan to attend and bring any and all ideas, gripes,  accolades and future plans with you to put before your fellow Democrats.
See you June 7th.

 

Cancer.

It is the one word that people hear and just shutter. 

  It is the one word that can turn people’s lives upside down.

It is the one word that makes you want to live for today.

It was the one word I never dreamed I would have to hear about someone in my family.

It all started October 2013.  Not long after my dad turned 55 he got sick and was running a fever.  As stubborn as my dad is, he kept saying it was nothing. My family convinced him to go to the doctors. 

The doctor told him it sounds like he has appendicitis and he was to go to the hospital for a CT scan.  My family took him down to the hospital.  There was one doctor that told my family that yes my dad does have appendicitis and that he would be getting surgery to get it taken out.  Not a big deal.  My dad had PLENTY of surgeries.  This is just another one to add to the list.

It was a few hours later that a different doctor preceded to tell my family that dad did NOT have appendicitis.  That it was a very large mass; bout the size of a cantaloupe in his body, and it had perforated his colon and the contents were leaching into his body and they needed to take him back for surgery right away.  They told my father that they were going to try to save his colon that he would not need a bag.  Now hearing this from the doctor my dad was devastated.  My father is a very proud man.  The thought of this all, I just could not even imagine how he felt.

After a few hours we learned that they were able to save dad’s colon.  They removed the mass and got him all fixed up.  Unfortunately, when they opened him up they did find more cancer on his lungs and liver.  They did tell my dad that the cancer was not curable, but it was treatable.

It was that one word, which just turned his life and everyone’s life around him upside down.

So began the uphill journey.

My husband, my girls, and myself flew back to surprise him at Thanksgiving time (special thanks to one of my best friend’s frequent flyer miles).  We landed in Pennsylvania late Wednesday night snuck upstairs and we woke extra early on Thanksgiving Day to surprise him when he woke up.  He was super excited to see us.  Which followed by lots of hugs and long talks.

That trip was short, but much needed as my dad, my father, my hero needed to begin the battle with Cancer and Chemotherapy in December.

He went for Chemotherapy every two weeks.  He felt great at first but as each treatment got stronger and stronger you could tell what it was doing to his body.  In March he reached his sixth treatment and was sent to get a new CT scan to see how much the Chemo shrank his tumors.  We found out that a percentage of the tumors shrank, but some of them got bigger. It was two weeks later that things got worse.  Dad got pneumonia.  He was too sick to get Chemo for three weeks.  In those dreaded three weeks the unthinkable thing happened.  Dad was getting worse.  He was finding it harder and harder to breathe.  He was in more pain, and the pain meds were not doing anything for him.

It was that one word that changed his life; that one word that turned his life upside down.

The cancer…it spread…like wildfire.

They did another CT scan.  The cancer was in the bottom of his lungs and his liver was filled with cancer.

Stupid, Stupid Cancer.

The doctor told my dad that the Chemo wasn't working anymore.  My dad has a very aggressive form of cancer and they wanted to try something else.

Everyone in Pennsylvania was keeping me informed as much as they could on how dad was doing.  But there was one thing missing.  I needed to see him for myself.  So my husband, my girls, and I decided to drive out this time.  We left the middle of April 2014 so we got to spend Easter with him this time.

Dad had just gotten Chemo the Tuesday before we arrived.  He was down; it really did a number on him and his body.  My husband left with the kids so I could spend time with him.  We had just arrived in town and I thought while all of the kids were gone and dad was resting I could take all of our luggage upstairs to our bedroom.  When from the corner of the living room, where dad was resting I heard a quiet voice say, “come over here and sit down a while.”  Just sitting beside my dad as he was resting on the chair made the long 16 hour drive worth it.  We might not have said a lot, but I was very glad to be there with him.  I wanted him to know that I loved him, and I missed him.  And if there was anything he needed I’d be there.

Dad is still going to his treatments every week.  He was informed last week that he will need to get monthly blood transfusions.  He was also informed that he will be getting Chemotherapy treatments for as long as he lives.

Stupid, Stupid Cancer.

It is the one word that people hear and just shutter. 

It is the one word that can turn people’s lives upside down.

It is the one word that makes you want to live for today.

It was the one word I never dreamed I would have to hear about someone in my family.

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SUMMER WORKSHOPS

                The Cass County Extension Office is offering many summer workshops, including Milk Paint Monday, What’s Bugging You-Entomology Fun, Tractor Driving & Safety, Upcycled Window Art and many more art and science workshops! Check out the workshop information on our website, www.cass.unl.edu or pick up a flyer in our office, 8400 144th Street, Suite 100, Weeping Water.

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The Plattsmouth Soccer Club will be  holding registration for the Fall 2014 Season in the basement of the United  Methodist Church (7TH & Main) on Sunday, June  8th, 1-3 p.m. and Sunday, June 29th, 1 – 3  p.m.

 

The forms may also be downloaded from:              www.plattsmouthsoccer.org

and mailed to Plattsmouth Soccer Club,          P.O. Box 43, Plattsmouth,             NE  68048

All Players - MUST  HAVECompleted Form, Mother’s (or Legal Guardian’s) birth  month/day, and small Photograph.

NEW Players - MUST HAVE:  Completed Form, Birth Certificate, Mother’s (or Legal  Guardian’s) birth month/day and small Photograph.

 

Minimum age requirements must be met  prior to 08/01/14

 

Age       Group

Fee

Late       Fee after 7/1/14

Uniform

MICRO

4-5

$40.00

$15.00

$10.00 (shirt)

RECREATIONAL

U7       to U12

$60.00

$15.00

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^COMPETITIVE        (Optional)

U9       & UP

$90.00

$15.00*

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^For Competitive team availability,  please contact Leigh Ann Eggert, PSC-Registrar at  402-296-4017

 

There is a separate registration form  and fee for players wanting to play secondary.  Please contact Leigh Ann Eggert for  information.

 

*Late fee applies to any team not  subject to tryouts.

 

+Uniforms are purchased through  Accelerated GraphX, Hwy 75 & Ave B, Plattsmouth (402-296-2633 OR  402-660-8644)

 

Fundraising: The Club anticipates having  a mandatory fundraiser in the fall.   Each family will be required to either participate in the fundraiser or  pay an “opt-out” fee.  Fundraising  proceeds are utilized to pay for the Club’s complex and related  improvements.

 

PSC is run totally by  volunteers.  This includes the PSC Board as well as the coaches and other  roles.  The Club needs your support to continue operating.  Without  volunteers, there is no club.  If you have any questions, please contact  any club officer or come to one of our regularly scheduled board meetings.   PLEASE VOLUNTEER ON THE BOTTOM OF PAGE ONE OF THE REGISTRATION  FORM.


 

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Cass County Fair Schedule and Fair Book 2014

Just published - Get your fair entry ready!

Click here

 


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As an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, I am sharing information about a Lowe's/KAB Community Grant that you might want to consider for your ballfields, community parks, or other projects.
Grants may be written in three amounts: $5,000, $10,000, or $20,000.

2014 KAB/Lowe's Community Improvement Grants

In 2014, Lowe’s is once again sponsoring the Lowe’s/Keep America Beautiful Community Improvement Grants. The program will award $765,000 in grants to Keep America Beautiful Affiliates and participating organizations for community improvement projects to be completed in 2014. The Lowe’s/Keep America Beautiful Community Improvement Partnership Program consists of:

1) Lowe’s/Keep America Beautiful Community Improvement $5,000 Grants: These grants will be awarded as a $4,500 check with a $500 follow up check to be awarded once project completion report is submitted and accepted.

2) Lowe’s/Keep America Beautiful Community Improvement $10,000 Grants: These grants will be awarded as a $9,000 check with a $1,000 follow up check to be awarded once project completion report is submitted and accepted. 

3) Lowe’s/Keep America Beautiful Community Improvement $20,000 Grants: These grants will be awarded as an $18,000 check with a $2,000 follow up check to be awarded once project completion report is submitted and accepted. 

These grant applications should reflect the need for a high impact project in your community and you are strongly encouraged to involve your local Lowe's stores and Lowe’s Heroes.

All projects must be completed by December 1, 2014 with project report submission to Keep America Beautiful by December 18, 2014. Recipients are encouraged to submit project completion reports before the deadline. 

In an effort to highlight ongoing grant projects and activities in real time through social media and other channels, recipients will be required to submit timely project updates as well as a final project wrap up report.

  Project Description (Maximum - One-page, two-sided): •Please re-iterate the grant dollar amount you are applying for and provide a brief (one to two sentences) overview of the project. •What are the specific goals and objectives of this project/program? •How will your project/program address specific community needs? •What's the anticipated community impact that will result from this grant funding? •Detail your project/program budget including a description of how grant funds will be spent. •Detail your plans for sustainability. •Provide your plan for reaching out to local media and promoting the project through social media. 
 Special consideration will be given to applicants that:
-  Involve local Lowe’s Heroes in their projects. 
-  Describe how your approach is innovative and creative in addressing the expressed community need.
-  Describe how are other partners such as neighborhood, civic, trade or government groups, businesses as well as schools and youth groups will be involved and how their funding is being used? (Whether a direct contribution or in-kind.)  

If you have a community project that might qualify, please contact me for more information.  The deadline is June 25, 2014.

Thank you,   

Linda Behrns
Executive Director
Keep Cass County Beautiful
513 Vine St
Louisville, NE 68037
402-234-6775
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  2014-03-19 CONSTRUCTION

Starting the week of March 31, if you plan to drive on Highway 75 between Union and Nebraska City, you will probably need to add at least a half hour to your trip.  

A six-mile stretch of highway south of the Union corner will be shut down until September while crews rebuild the road.   

 Either plan to detour west on Hwy 34 to Hwy 50, then south to Hwy 2, or go across the Plattsmouth toll bridge to I-29 and down the interstate.  

Plan accordingly, so you don't have to hurry!
 
BE SAFE AND THAT KEEPS OTHERS SAFE, TOO!

 


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