Last day to register to vote or
update your voter registration
for the May 15, 2012 Primary is
on Friday, May 4th at 6:00 pm.
The Election Office, now located at 201 Main Street, is still 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 and vote right in our office.
- 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)
Last day for the Election Office to mail out a ballot is Wednesday, May 9th at 4:00 pm. Ballots must be received in our office by 8:00 pm on election day.
The filing deadlines have passed, to see a FULL listing of filed candidates, visit the Cass County Election webpage. (CLICK HERE)
If you are planning to vote
at the polls on Election Day
Polls open at 8 am
and close at 8 pm
To find out where you will be voting, you could
call the Election Office at 402-296-9309
or online at https://www.votercheck.necvr.ne.gov/
Plattsmouth Library News
"Get Organized" Rescheduled for May 10
The library, with support from the Friends of the Library, will be hosting a presentation on organizing your home and your life by Certified Professional Organizer® Jen Bartelt on Thursday, May 10, 6:30-7:30 pm. Jen is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers and the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. As an authority on organization, Jen has over a decade of organizing experience. She is the President and owner of Reclaim Your Space, which has been helping people and businesses get organized for years. She believes that having the right system is the first step towards the success of having an organized life. Whether you need a gentle nudge to tackle that clutter or simply don’t know where to start, Jen has tips for you.
Book Sale, May 18-20
The Friends of the Plattsmouth Public Library will be hosting its semi-annual book sale May 18 through May 20. Hours for each day are:
Friday, May 18, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, May 19, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, May 20, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Most hardbacks will be sold for $1.00 each; most paperbacks will be sold for $0.50 each. If you have books, audiobooks, or movies you'd like to donate, please bring them to the library any time it is open. Encyclopedias and textbooks are not accepted.
All proceeds benefit the library. Over the past year, the Friends have purchased a new desk for the upstairs circulation area and a new scanner, and the Friends have made several programs possible by paying speaker fees for the Forts of Nebraska presentation and the upcoming Get Organized presentation.
Lego Club, May 19
Children and adults alike are invited to attend the Lego Club gathering on Saturday, May 19, from 10:30 am to noon. The Lego Club is held the third Saturday of each month, September through May, for any Lego fans. The library supplies the Legos; you supply the imagination!
For Immediate Release: Capitol Comments
I have now represented District 2 in a single-issue special legislative session and the traditional 60-day second session of Nebraska's One Hundred Second Legislature. The opportunity to serve our district and our state is everything I believed it would be – and more.
Listening and learning have been key elements of my legislative experience. I have listened to and learned from District 2 constituents, my colleagues and legislative staff, and Nebraska citizens who traveled to Lincoln from all parts of the state to testify at public hearings and visit the legislative chamber to watch their Unicameral at work. Each group of individuals contributed something special to the legislative process.
From my colleagues I learned that trust and respect are essential traits which are not automatically bestowed on any senator. They must be earned. I enjoyed getting to know the other 48 members of the legislature. I made efforts to learn what issues are important to each of them, and I have been told they trust me to be honest and straightforward with them. I know the relationships I built help me to represent District 2 in the legislature.
Legislative staff provided guidance as I learned about legislative procedures. The legislature operates under a formal set of rules. The rules are reviewed at the beginning of each session and are often revised by the body through a formal approval process. Much of the work of legislative divisions, such as the clerk's office, the fiscal office and the bill drafters, is determined by legislative rules. In order to work effectively in the legislature, it is imperative to learn to apply procedures that support each step in the legislative process. The learning curve is steep, but I have worked hard to learn from every new experience.
The citizens of District 2 have welcomed me as their state senator. I have been encouraged by the openness with which constituents contacted me to voice an opinion, ask a question about proposed legislation or request assistance from my office. I enjoyed the opportunity to host visitors from the district. Some people made appointments to discuss a particular issue with me. Others came to Lincoln as a group to study state government and tour the Capitol. Still others just stopped to say hello as they continued on to another destination. I learned something new about District 2 from each and every constituent contact.
Participating in the public hearing process and floor debate helped me to understand quite clearly what it means to be a state senator. Each senator represents the people in one legislative district, but, collectively, Nebraska's 49 state senators represent everyone who lives in this state. A state senator needs to learn about issues of importance beyond his or her own district, because most policy decisions must be made with the best interest of the entire state in mind. Several bills I introduced this year were prompted by constituent requests. For example, LB 1121 changed signature requirements for SID recall petitions; LB 1005 included members of state emergency response teams under the Volunteer Emergency Responders Job Protection Act; and LB 979 changed requirements for obtaining a pickle card license for a nonprofit organization that supports a volunteer fire company, first aid, rescue, ambulance or emergency squad. My fellow senators had to understand how these proposals would affect their districts and our state.
Now that the legislative session is over, I will spend more time in the district. My office staff in Lincoln will always know how to reach me. My summer schedule includes constituent meetings, community celebrations and county fairs.
I am always interested in hearing your comments by mail, phone or email.
Senator Paul Lambert
State Capitol, PO Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
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