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Leap Year calendar



A leap year is any year with 366 days instead of the usual 365 days. Therefore, leap day in 2020 will fall on Saturday, February 29th.

So...why the extra day?

It was the ancient Egyptians who first figured out that the solar year and the calendar year didn't always match up.

That's because it actually takes the Earth a little longer than a year to travel around the Sun — 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds, to be exact.

Therefore, as hours accumulated over the centures, an extra day was occasionally added to the calendar, and over time the practice became more or less official.

The Romans first designated February 29 as leap day, but a more precise formula (still in use today) was adopted in the 16th century when the Gregorian calendar fine-tuned the calculations to include a leap day in years only divisible by four - 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024, etc.

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Critical type O blood shortage: Red Cross urgently needs donors
Donors of all blood types are urged to give now and help restock blood supply
 
LINCOLN, Neb. (Jan. 20, 2020) — The American Red Cross has extended its urgent call for donors of all blood types to give blood. With influenza escalating across the country and preventing some donors from giving, and winter weather threatening to cancel blood drives, the Red Cross now has a critical shortage of type O blood and urgently needs donors to restock the shelves. 
 
O so needed
Currently, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of type O blood available for patient emergencies and medical treatments. Type O positive blood is the most transfused blood type and can be given to Rh-positive patients of any blood type. While just 7% of the U.S. population has type O negative blood, it can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is what hospital staff reach for during emergencies when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type.
 
Help replenish the blood supply
Every day, the Red Cross must collect nearly 13,000 blood donations and more than 2,600 platelet donations for patients who rely on blood to survive. Shortfalls in donations can cause delays in essential medical care for patients like 12-year-old Dagan Hawkins.
 
Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in November, Dagan has required platelet and blood transfusions during his cancer treatments. “There was a time when they needed to have blood products delivered from another hospital because they were unavailable there,” said Dustin Hawkins, Dagan’s father.
 
Donors of all blood types – especially types O positive and O negative – are urged to make an appointment to give blood now using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.
 
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
 
Cass County
 
Avoca
2/10/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Town Hall, 623 House St
 
Eagle
2/7/2020: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Eagle Elementary School, 600 S 1st St
 
Elmwood
2/10/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fire Hall, 601 N 4th
 
Plattsmouth
1/20/2020: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., VFW Post 2543 Plattsmouth, 510 1st Avenue
1/26/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., First Baptist Church, 16220 Highway 75
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Job Opportunity:

Office Manager at Nebraska Extension Cass County

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Office Manager at the Nebraska Extension - Cass County Office in Weeping Water.

This is a full-time County paid position, with some night and weekend hours required. Benefits include Health, Retirement, Vacation, Sick and Holidays.

Position description including responsibilities, requires skills, and preferred experiences available online at https://go.unl.edu/wjm0

Submit cover letter and resume to the Cass County Extension Office by February 17th. References will be requested after further review.

Applications can be mailed to:

Cass County Extension
Attn: Lauren Stohlmann
8400 144th St Suite 100
Weeping Water, NE 68463
OR
Emailed to lstohlmann2@unl.edu

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Louisville Trap Team 2020

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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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 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.

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Cornhusker Country Music Theater

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Cornhusker Country Music Theater, a nonprofit 501 c 3 organization, is in Louisville, NE at 211 Main St.

SUPPORT SMALL TOWNS' EVENTS and bring the family for an affordable, fun night of LIVE music!  
You can try out our new dance floor or just sit back and enjoy the music in vintage theater seating!

Coming up:
 
Saturday, February 8, 7:30 pm, NIGHT RIDERS BAND
 
Sunday, February 9th, 1 pm, JAM SESSION ~ Bring your instruments, your voice or both and a snack to share, and join us for some old-time fun!  

JAM SESSIONS are FREE!

Admission to shows is only $4. Kids under 13 admitted FREE!

Check back often for more updates!  

Call, 1-800-480-8797, ext. 211, to hear schedule or email cornhuskercountrymusic@gmail.com for more information.

Like us on Facebook @ Cornhusker Country Music Theater!

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