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Voting in Cass County

Here are some important dates:

October 19 – Last day for mail-in voter registration

October 26 – Last day for in-person voter registration
The election office is open until 6:00 pm this day.

October 31 – Last day to request an early voting ballot to be mailed

November 6 – Election Day!! Polls are open from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm


Need to update your voter registration?  CLICK HERE

Would you like to request and early voting ballot?  CLICK HERE

Need to find out where you will go to vote?  CLICK HERE

Would like to become a poll worker?  CLICK HERE

The Election office has moved.  It is now located at 201 Main Street, Plattsmouth.  It is at the end of Main Street near the railroad tracks.  White building with a Green roof.  If you have an further questions please call the office at 402-296-9309.


"Whose Wives Are They Anyway?"

Find Out at the Lofte!

Take two company vice presidents and put them on a nice leisurely golf weekend.  Sprinkle in their wives who are out of town on a shopping excursion.  Combine with a new boss who insists on meeting the spouses.  Add a heaping handful of misunderstanding, desperation and top off with a man in a dress.  The result is the hilarious show, "Whose Wives Are They Anyway?" opening at the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley on Saturday, October 20.

Written by the champion of American farce, Michael Parker and Directed by and starring Lofte Artistic Director, Kevin Colbert, "Whose Wives," is a PG-13 story of two men desperately trying to impress their new female boss.  Starring as the hapless "friend to the end" is Lincoln radio personality and Lofte veteran, Mick Kovar.  Playing the intimidating new boss is Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth.  Rounding out the cast is Brenna Jean Thompson of Lincoln, Shari Hoelker of Omaha, Roland Kelley of rural Otoe, Toni Santee of Plattsmouth and Rev. Dr. Renae Koehler of Firth.  

The play runs October 20, 21, 26-28 and November 1-4.  Tickets are $17 each.  Curtain times are 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday.  All Sunday performances are 2pm matinees.  Reservations for tickets can be made by calling the Lofte box office at 402.234.2553.

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Pictured on Attachment:  From top to bottom, Toni Santee, Kevin Colbert, Rev. Dr. Renae Koehler, Mick Kovar.



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Upcoming Blood Drive

October 10, 2012

8:00 am to 2:00 pm

 Plattsmouth High School,

1916 E Hiway 34, Plattsmouth


October 10, 2012

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Louisville High School,

202 West 3rd Street, Louisville


October 31, 2012

8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Conestoga High School




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Weeping Water Whiz Kidz 4-H Club in Cass County strikes a pose to participate in the

“Wear a 4-H Shirt Challenge” hosted by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Adams

and Buffalo Counties to celebrate National 4-H Week October 7-13. “Join the Revolution of

Responsibility!” is this year’s theme and Cass County 4-H encourages you to check out what

4-H has to offer by contacting the Cass County Extension Office at:

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In Cass County, more than 600 members and 100 volunteers are involved in 4‑H.

Join the revolution by joining 4-H!

What is the 4-H Revolution of Responsibility? It’s a movement for positive change in every community in America. 4-H youth are a living breathing, culture-changing revolution for doing the right thing, breaking through obstacles and pushing our country forward by making a measurable difference right where they live. The Revolution of Responsibility comes to life everyday through real 4-H'ers who are making a real impact in their communities.





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For Immediate Release: Interim Studies

lambertpictureWhen the legislature adjourns for the year, interim studies are conducted by legislative
committees. The purpose of each study is defined in a resolution that is introduced by a senator or a committee before
the session ends. The resolution authorizes a committee to conduct research on a policy issue between legislative
sessions. Each committee chairperson submits a study plan to identify prioritized topics. The committee’s legal
counsel coordinates the study plan. If the study requires a significant amount of time and research, legislative aides,
whose senators serve on the committee, are often invited to assist with the process. An interim study may resolve the
issue that prompted its introduction, or it may produce a bill to be introduced in the next legislative session. If new
legislation is expected, the committee schedules a hearing(s) to outline its recommendations and encourage public
input. These hearings are usually held in the fall. Committees often schedule hearings at the Capitol in Lincoln. As
often as possible committees hold hearings in communities throughout the state to give more people a chance to learn
about and discuss the issues that are being studied.

This year between May and December, committees are studying a wide array of subject matter. The Health and
Human Services Committee, on which I serve, developed a list of topics for review. It includes continuing work on
several aspects of our child welfare system; the moratorium on long-term care beds under the state's Health Care
Certificate of Need Act; the relationship between students and staff health problems, and school construction projects;
testing for congenital heart disease in newborns; and the current uses of and investment returns on the Nebraska
Health Care Cash Fund. Hearings on these and other issues began in September and will continue through November.

I am also a member of the Urban Affairs Committee. This year LR 501 is a primary focus for this committee.
The purpose of LR 501 is to examine issues that the different sizes of municipalities in Nebraska are facing. It is
hoped that this study will be used to better shape future policy and improve intergovernmental relations between
municipalities and the state. Starting in late August a series of five short meetings will be held. A different sub-
topic will be discussed at each meeting. The subjects to be discussed include economic and workforce development,
transportation and infrastructure, housing and building codes, state aid and other funding issues, and environmental
and energy issues. Outcomes from the five meetings will be combined as the focus of a public hearing at a yet-to-be-
announced date in December.

With the passage of LB 824 this year, flavored malt beverages will be taxed in Nebraska at the same rate as beer
rather than the higher hard liquor rate. The controversy surrounding this issue appears to be continuing. To provide
for further discussion of the topic, the General Affairs Committee held a hearing last month to examine several policy
issues regarding the definition of flavored malt beverages. For the remainder of the interim my fellow General Affairs
members and I will analyze the range of issues that fall under the committee's jurisdiction.

In November I will attend a hearing of the Nebraska Retirement Systems Committee to hear testimony on two interim
studies. LR 452 addresses public employee retirement systems, and the purpose of LR 518 is to review investments
of pension and college savings plan assets for economic development in Nebraska. At this hearing the committee will
also receive actuarial and compliance audit reports conducted on the Nebraska Public Employee Retirement System.
In mid-December this committee will convene a public hearing on the pensions provided for firefighters from cities of
the first class. There are currently 30 first class cities in the state with populations of 5001 to 100,000 residents.

Other legislative committees will look at subjects this year that range from early childhood education programs to
the feasibility of a hydroelectric dam on the Platte River near Interstate 80. A complete list of interim studies and the
public hearing schedules are available on the Unicameral’s website a .

I am always interested in hearing your comments by mail, phone or email.

Senator Paul Lambert
State Capitol
PO Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-2613

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3rd Annual

Fall Home Business Expo & Craft Fair


Saturday, October 13th


Senior Center

423 Elm Street-Louisville, NE

Free Admission


25 Vendors

Raffle with proceeds going to

 March of Dimes


For more info, please contact:

Teri McClun


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Animals Available for Adoption

at the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter

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Lucy and Gracie: both 6mth old sisters, very sweet puppies. Long-haired Dachshund mixed with Spaniel. Lucy is all black with a little bit of white on her chest and Gracie’s is white/black spotted.  These girls need out of the shelter ASAP. Interested persons can foster first.




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




Cosmetologist WantedYouNique Salon and SpaLouisville, Nebraska 
We have an immediate opening for a full time cosmetologist.
Join the team today.  Contact Theresa at (402)234-2060
YouNique Salon & Spa132 Main StreetLouisville, NE 68037


bloom9-12The Pumpkin Festival at Bloom Where You're Planted Farm begins September 15th and continues through October 28th. Hours are 1:00-6:00 p.m. Fridays and 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Several more special event weekends are planned, including Doggy Day October 6th to benefit the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter, and Ag Day October 13th in cooperation with Conestoga FFA.   For a complete listing of activities at the farm, visit www.BloomPumpkinPatch.comBloom Where You‘re Planted Farm is located at 911-108th St., rural Avoca, NE, 27 miles east of Lincoln or 30 miles south of Omaha. Take US Hwy. 34 to 108th Street, then travel ½ mile north. Visit for a map, directions, and calendar of special events, or call 402-267-4104.

The farm is owned and operated by Terry and Teresa Lorensen, and has been in Teresa’s family since 1944. The farm and pumpkin patch opened to the public in 2005 and is celebrating its eighth pumpkin patch season.



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