The Old Schoolhouse Events
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  Summer Fiddle Camps
 Registration is now open for the Schoolhouse Summer Fiddle Camps in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, Nebraska.  
 
Summer Camp 2:  Wednesday, July 11 - Friday, July 13, 2017, 9 AM - Noon
For fiddlers who consider themselves intermediate or advanced.
 For more information, log on to http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp.shtml.

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.  To keep informed about future concerts and workshops in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, you can sign up for the mailing list at http://greenblattandseay.com.

 

Scandinavian Fiddle Camp

Championship fiddler and author, Deborah Greenblatt will be sharing the music of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland during the Scandinavian Fiddle Camp, Wednesday, August 1 - Friday, August 3, 2018, 9 AM - Noon, in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, Nebraska.
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 the day, 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.

Enrollment limited to 10 fiddlers.
Pre-registration required.

 
Send an email to debby@greenblattandseay.com
to register for 2018 Summer Schoolhouse Fiddle Camp 3.

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 The Sarpy/Cass Health Department offers free transportation assistance to women with a mammogram appointment. The service includes home pick up, hospital/clinic drop off, and return home drop off. Eligibility includes women aged 40-75 years living in Sarpy or Cass counties. Please call the Health Department at 402-537-6968 for more information.

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The Avoca Library

Library Hours:

Tuesday 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 - 10:30 am

Games, Pottery, Paint, Science, and More...

Summer Fun at The Avoca Library

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All are welcome to come learn about the amazing uses for DoTerra's top 10 oils and blends and much more. If you came to the first class and you return with a new guest, you will receive a gift.
DoTERRA Oils with Shari Butts
Snacks at 6:30 
Class will begin at 7:00 
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A’s, B’s and O’s are Missing
 
Red Cross campaign calls for new blood donors to fill the Missing Types
 
As part of an international movement, the American Red Cross is launching the Missing Types campaign today to recruit new blood donors – and those who have not given recently – to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients.

During the Missing Types campaign, the letters A, B and O – the main blood groups – will disappear from brands, social media pages, signs and websites to illustrate the critical role every blood donor plays. When the letters A, B and O vanish from everyday life, the gaps are striking. And when A, B and O blood types are missing from hospital shelves, patient care could be impacted.

“Unfortunately, blood shortages still happen and the number of new Red Cross blood donors is shrinking each year,” said Cliff Numark, senior vice president, Red Cross Blood Services. “That’s why the Red Cross is asking those who have never donated blood and those who haven’t given in a while to make a lifesaving donation. You are the missing type patients need.”

Don’t wait until the letters A, B and O go missing from hospital shelves. Join the #MissingType movement today – make an appointment to give blood by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/MissingTypes, using the Red Cross Blood Donor App or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Survey reveals public misconceptions about blood needs and donation

A recent survey, conducted on behalf of the Red Cross, revealed a troubling disconnect between the public’s perception of blood donations and the realities of patient transfusion needs.

  • Three-quarters (74 percent) of the public underestimate how frequently blood transfusions occur.* Most people perceive blood is needed in the U.S. every 15 minutes or even every hour or two hours when in fact, every two seconds, someone in this country needs blood.
  • Nearly half of the public (45 percent) know someone who has been helped by a blood transfusion.* Yet only three percent of the U.S. population donates each year.
  • More than one-third (35 percent) of the public has never considered that blood may not be available when they or a loved one need it.* Blood shortages are not uncommon in the United States and can only be prevented when more people roll up a sleeve to give.
  • More than half (53 percent) of the public believe they need to know their blood type to donate.* Good news – Potential blood donors do not need to know their blood type before giving blood. After individuals give blood, the Red Cross provides each donor their blood type. By joining the #MissingType movement, donors can find out their blood type this summer.

Missing letters can lead to delays in treatment

Lily Dotson and her family, who live in Omaha, know how serious blood shortages can be for patients. During Lily’s  2 1/2 years of treatment for high-risk leukemia, her family was told twice that the hospital didn’t have the blood or platelets she needed and that she would have to wait for transfusions. It was incredibly frustrating and eye-opening for Lily’s mom, Susie Dotson.

“People automatically think blood is there. They don’t realize we’re relying on their blood donation,” said Dotson. “Lily needed blood products just as much as the chemo or the treatment.”

Lily, now 11, has been cancer-free for four years and is preparing to enter middle school this year.

Each day, blood and platelets are needed for accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those like Lily who are receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease. The Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood donations every day for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals across the country.

New donors needed

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. But for the past four years, new Red Cross donors have declined by about 80,000 each year. This is not just a Red Cross trend, but a challenge blood collection organizations face across the country and around the world.

Donating blood is a simple process and only takes about an hour from start to finish.

  • Registration: Sign in, show ID and read required information.
  • Health check: Answer questions and receive a mini-physical.
  • Donation: Giving a pint of blood only takes about eight to 10 minutes.
  • Refreshments: Donors enjoy snacks and relax before resuming their day.

The Red Cross appreciates the support of its 18 lead partners who have joined the #MissingType campaign, including: Adobe, Anheuser-Busch, AvalonBay Communities, Inc., Domino’s, Dropbox, Google, IBM, Land O’Lakes, Inc., Mastercard, Nationwide, Neiman Marcus, the New York Yankees, Oreo, PayPal, Salesforce, State Farm®, Sunoco and U.S. Bank.

 
 Red Cross calls for summer blood donations to prevent a shortage

The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood and help ensure patient needs can be met this summer.

Around Memorial Day, the Red Cross sees a steep decline in blood donations. Busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks also cause a drop in donations. Accidents and medical emergencies don’t take a summer break – patients need blood every minute, every day.

In the summer of 1973, Ramona Johnson was playing at the park when she was injured jumping off the swings. She was bleeding profusely from a 7-inch gash in her leg. By the time she reached the hospital, she needed an emergency transfusion. She credits the donors who took the time to give blood with helping to save her life.

Johnson’s childhood experience receiving blood compelled her to make her first blood donation more than 10 years ago. “A little voice told me that this would be a great way to give back,” she said. “I have been faithfully donating every eight weeks since.”

The public is asked to schedule an appointment to help ensure that hospitals and patients have the blood they need this summer. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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 New thrift/consignment store

Opening Thursday, May 31st

Fairweather Finds
106 S. Nevada St.,
South Bend Ne.
Open Thursday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Phone # 402-417-3971
We have vintage items, some antiques, lots of glass things plus books,  toys and furniture.
  

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The Nebraska Masonic Home

Immediate Job Openings
Our Assisted Living/Nursing Care Facility
seeks caring, devoted individuals.
We have competitive wages, excellent benefits
& a superior working environment.
 
FT CNA’s, 2 pm – 10 pm
Weekends Only CNA’s, All Shifts
FT Activity Assistant, M-F, 9 am-5 pm, (Some Saturdays)

 
FREE medical, dental & vision coverage
for Full Time employees.
We also offer PayFlex; 401K Plan; &
Educational Assistance.
 
The Nebraska Masonic Home
or call (402) 296-7330 for more information.
www.thenebraskamasonichome.org for an application – then hand deliver or mail.
 
Must pass pre-employment physical, drug test, and background checks.
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 What else is happening in and around Cass County ?

Check out the following events...  

 

Memory Lane

WEEPING WATER'S 
MEMORY LANE MUSEUM'S
NEW DAYS/HOURS

The Memory Lane Museum in Weeping Water has a new schedule as follows:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays, 11:30 am till 3 pm.

This year will feature Kevin Brack's personal exhibit, 
SALUTE to the OSCARS' 90th ANNIVERSARY!

Stop in to see costumes, props and scripts from Oscar winners!
Anthony Hopkins' suit from the movie 'Nixon' will also be on display!

Click HERE for the Facebook link!

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Bag the Butts for World No Tobacco Day

Papillion, NE –  May 31st, 2018 was World No Tobacco Day and Tobacco  Education & Advocacy of the Midlands, along with 129 community volunteers “bagged the butts” in 17 playgrounds and parks in Cass and Sarpy County.

Cigarette waste is the #1 littered item on the planet. These butts are filled with cancer-causing chemicals that get into our soil, groundwater, lakes, streams, and playgrounds.

Volunteers picked up thousands of cigarette butts, dozens of chew containers/cigarette packs, and even an electronic cigarette.  There were stark differences between park areas that have formal tobacco-free policies and those that don’t; with 7 cigarette butts being found in the Elmwood park and hundreds at Walnut Creek in Papillion and Haworth Park in Bellevue.

Litter Gitters, a group of about 30 youth took part in the event.  Jennelle Simon, group founder, expressed her appreciation of the event, “I am glad the Litter Gitters were involved with T.E.A.M to clean up the cigarette butts.  While they were picking up the park, they had a lot pride about keeping their community clean.  It also reinforced another negative impact of tobacco use and their commitment that they will never smoke or litter.”

Additional special thanks to Veridian Credit Union, Sarpy YMCA, Sarpy County Cooperative Head Start, Plattsmouth Chamber, Plattsmouth Community Center, CHI Health Midlands, Sarpy/Cass Health Department, and the Monster Hares 4-H Club for signing up teams.

For more information about Tobacco Free Parks, call Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands (T.E.A.M.) at 402.593.3022 or email autumn.burns@alegent.org.

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Picture: (L) Britta Lindseth (3) and Juliana Lindseth (6) pick up cigarette butts at Hickory Hills Park in Papillion.

 

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Plattsmouth Library Summer Events

 

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2018 Cass County Fair

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 Area Food Banks

The Louisville Area Food Bank will be open on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 6-7 p.m. The food bank is located in the First Christian Church 304 Main St. next to Copple's in Louisville. Low income residents are welcome to come to the twice a month give away. Please bring a box to put items in. This food bank is for residents of the Louisville Public School District.

Questions contact Pastor Cathy at 402-677-9606 or Pastor Bob at 402-234-2055. The Louisville Area Food Bank is always looking for donations of food as well.

Cass County Food Distribution

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June 23 - Al Kelley & Reilly Creek Band

July 7 - Kenny Briton & Friends

July 21 - Rodger Roberts & Friends

August 4 - Irish Donahoo & Friends

August 18 - Terry Hovey & Friends

September 1 - Steve Jensen & Friends

September 15 - Larry Hanson & Friends

September 29 - Fred Larson &Friends

October 13 - FREE ADMISSION!  CCMT Anniversary Show!

October 27 - Frank Bigelow & Friends

November 10 - Warren Brewer & Friends

November 24 - Josh Krohn & Dirty River Ramblers

December 8 - Christmas Show,

(Young musicians, up to 16 years old will be entertaining!)

** 7 PMMONDAY, December 31, New Year's Eve Party!

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