Caroling will start at 6:15 pm at the Cass County Museum
Tree Lighting is at 6:30 pm also at the Cass County Museum
Father Christmas will be at Cass County Bank @ 6:45pm
If you have Holiday photos, please send them to
Cass County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
Program Welcomes Three New Volunteers
The Cass County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program is proud to announce that three new CASA Volunteers were sworn-in by Judge John Steinheider. A brief reception was held following the ceremony to wish the new CASA Volunteers well in their advocacy for Cass County’s abused and neglected children. The new CASA volunteers are Kelly Linse, Tracy Marshall and Megan Sierks.
There are a total of 17 Cass County children who are under the jurisdiction of the court because of abuse and/or neglect. Children range in age from two to 18 years old. Currently, we have nine active CASA volunteers advocating for these children.
CASA volunteers usually work with one case at a time. They get to know the children well and write reports for the Judge, making recommendations about what would be best for the child. They become a stable, reliable presence in the child’s life during a very difficult time, and advocate for the child to have a safe and permanent home as quickly as possible.
Director, Cass County CASA Program
Pictured left to right: Megan Sierks and Tracy Marshall as Honorable Judge John Steinheider administers the oath.
Second picture: Angie Neumiller, Director of Cass County CASA and new CASA volunteer Kelly Linse.
Plattsmouth Library News
The library will close on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24, at 2:00 pm. Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, December 26.
The library will close on New Year's Eve, Monday, December 31, at 5:00 pm. Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, January 2. We wish everyone a happy holiday season!
Adult Game Nights @ Your Library Resume in January
Have you got a "Clue" about the second Friday night of each month at the Plattsmouth Public Library? Is there a "Monopoly" on your time or is it filled with "Balderdash?" Use your "Cranium" and come to the library to play any or all of your favorite board games beginning on Friday, January 11, 2013. Games will be played 7:00-9:00 pm in the auditorium.
This event is free. Simply bring a snack to share if you would like, and coffee will be provided. No registration is required. Please call Kirsten at 402-296-4154, extension 21, if you have questions. We look forward to seeing everyone on January 11 comparing "Apples to Apples."
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.
Every day, patients across the country rely on blood and platelets donated through the American Red Cross. While the need is ongoing, the supply isn’t — especially around the holidays, when regular donors travel and spend time with family and friends and may forget to schedule an appointment.The only way to provide lifesaving blood and platelets for patients in need is through the generosity of donors. Donors can help the Red Cross maintain a stable blood supply this holiday season by making an appointment to donate.
Dec. 10 from 1-7 p.m. at Town Hall, 623 House St. in Avoca, Neb.
Dec. 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Plattsmouth High School,
1916 E. Highway 34 in Plattsmouth, Neb.
Irish Fiddling Camp
The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be hosting a special "Schoolhouse Irish Fiddling Camp", for fiddlers, violists, guitarists, and ukulele players. The sessions will be led by championship fiddler and author, Deborah Greenblatt.
The camp will be on Wednesday, March 13 - Friday, March 15, from 9 AM to 1 PM. You can sign up for 1 day, or 2 days, or all 3 days.
On Wednesday, participants will be mostly reading tunes, using sheet music in standard notation. We'll be learning melodies, harmonies, and chords. You will be improving your sight reading, and experiencing fiddling fun.
On Thursday, we will be mostly playing tunes by ear, so feel free to bring your recording gadgets. Sheet music versions of the tunes will be provided for you by the end of camp, just in case your ears need the help.
On Friday, we will be mostly jamming, modulating, singing, dancing, experimenting, sharing, and playing fiddle related instruments.
One day: $60.00
Two days: $110.00 ($55 per day)
Three days: $150.00 fee for 3 days. ($50 per day)
HELP WANTED: Full-time Office Manager (40 hours/week) in Cass County Extension office starting mid-January located on the fairgrounds, 3 miles north of Weeping Water. Computer skills imperative, experience preferred. Application available on the county website, www.cassne.org. Mail or hand deliver to 8400 144th Street, Weeping Water 68463, by Fri., Dec. 21.
Full benefits. Job description on www.cass.unl.edu.
Cass County is an EOE.
UNL Extension in Cass County
8400 144th Street, Suite 100
Weeping Water, NE 68463
Community Sustaining Sponsors 2012