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Red Cross offers 3 ways to make saving lives easier than ever

Mobile and online tools help make donating blood more convenient

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nov. 20, 2017) — The holidays are known for the giving spirit and a hectic pace. This holiday season, the American Red Cross is sharing three ways to give the gift of life in less time.

At this time of year many regular blood donors delay giving due to busy schedules– but the need for blood remains. To help donors fit in a donation, the Red Cross offers three easy ways to make helping save lives faster and more convenient:  

  • RapidPass® – Donors can complete their pre-donation reading and health history questions online to save about 15 minutes at their donation. In September, RapidPass became available on mobile devices, giving donors the ability to complete their RapidPass from a smartphone, tablet or computer.
  • Blood Donor App – Through the Red Cross Blood Donor App, users can find local blood drives and donation centers, schedule an appointment, receive appointment reminders and keep track of total blood donations – all from the palm of their hand.
  • Online appointment scheduling – Donors can conveniently schedule an appointment and find tips for a successful blood donation at redcrossblood.org.

“The Red Cross is thankful for the generosity of donors who help keep hospital shelves stocked with lifesaving blood products, but we know that the holiday activities that we cherish most can make it difficult for many regular donors to find a moment to donate this time of year,” said Samantha Pollard, communications manager, Midwest Blood Services Region. “We hope technologies like online appointment scheduling, the Blood Donor App and RapidPass will make it a little easier for donors to give more life for patients this holiday season.”

Patients don’t get a holiday break from needing lifesaving transfusions, and all blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply is available. Appointments can be made by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To learn more about RapidPass, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Cass County:

Plattsmouth

12/6/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Plattsmouth High School, 1916 E Hiway 34

Louisville
12/29/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Louisville Senior Center, Louisville Senior Center, 423 Elm St

How to donate blood

A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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The Old Schoolhouse 

Greenblatt and Seay were recently interviewed in Avoca at The Old Schoolhouse by the Communications Manager for the Nebraska Arts Council.  The duo is featured as the Nebraska Arts Council's Artist Spotlight in this video.
 
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.

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The Avoca Library

Library Hours:

Tuesday 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 - 10:30 am

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2017 No Limits Southeast Regional Training

Big Tobacco has a long history of deceiving the public, hiding the truth and targeting youth with its marketing. It’s time to do something about that. Through peer-to-peer education and youth empowerment, No Limits is giving youth like you the know-how, skills and resources to take a stand against Big Tobacco. We envision a smoke-free world in which youth have the power to be the first tobacco-free generation. Unite with other youth from your area and learn how to fight back against Big Tobacco in your community using new resources such as Taking Down Tobacco. Let’s take a stand so everyone can “Breathe Easy”.

Here’s a quick summary: When: Saturday, December 16

Where: Firespring (1201 Infinity Court, Lincoln, NE)

Cost: FREE (We will even pick you up)

We’re looking for Nebraska youth who:

▪ Are 12–17 years old in grades 7–12.

▪ Want to find out the truth behind Big Tobacco’s lies.

▪ Are willing to take action against tobacco in their community and state.

Transportation:

No Limits tries to provide transportation to and from the regional training at no cost to participants. Our buses will be making several stops across the state.

Contact No Limits if you’re having difficulties with transportation.

Youth attending from Lincoln please meet at 1201 Infinity Court by 9:00 a.m.

Application Checklist: q Fill out the application completely. Be sure to answer the essay questions on the last page!

Submit your application by Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

Find out more information at www.NoLimitsNebraska.com.

All applications must be received by Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

Acceptance announcements and transportation schedules will be EMAILED by Monday, December 11, 2017.

Breathe Easy

Click here to download your registration form

 The Nebraska Masonic Home

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Lofte Community Theatre

"The Forgotten Carols” Kicks Off Christmas Season at the Lofte
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Manley, NE [November 28, 2018-  The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces the opening of its Christmas production, “The Forgotten Carols,” on December 2 at 7pm.  The script and original music are written by Michael McLean.  Mr. McLean was the producer for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for nearly 20 years.  The music and story are family friendly and will soon have you in the Christmas spirit.   
 
Directed by Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water, "The Forgotten Carols" tells the story of Connie Lou, a nurse whose empty life is changed when Uncle John, a new patient she is attending, recounts the story of Christ's birth as told by little known characters in the nativity story. The accounts from the Innkeeper, the Shepherd and others help the nurse discover what the world has forgotten about Christmas, ultimately encouraging her to open her heart to the joy of this special season.
 
Sara Mattix of Bellevue stars as Nurse Connie Lou.  Kevin Colbert is pulling double duty in this production both directing and starring in the role of the mysterious Uncle John.  Rounding out the cast are John Bell of Omaha, Brenda Jones of Louisville, Vic Kiefer of Plattsmouth, Lynette Boyce of Lincoln, Brandy Hall of Papillion and Scott Pope of Eagle.  Also in the production is a community choir directed by Brandy Hall.  Choir members include Lyle Reinholz, Megan Lane, Rebecca Adams, Lily Borland, Timothy Campbell Christina Daley, Jeff Hanson, Pat Lane, Jerry Patry, Ken Patry, Kendra Reynolds and Nick Roth all of Omaha, Adele Bakirane, Gabriella Bakirane and Bob Boyce of Lincoln, Jean Colbert and Tyge Thomas of Weeping Water, Molly Feile and Chelsea Lulla of Ashland, Ken Snyder, Janet Sorensen, Abraham Vidaurre and Jim Wolcott of Elmwood and Diana Geditz of Louisville.  
 
Production dates are December 2, 3, 7-10 and 15-17.  Showtimes are 7pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  Sunday performances are 2pm matinees.  All seats are reserved and cost $19.  
 
The Lofte Community Theatre is located just east of the town of Manley and their box office number is 402-234-2553.  

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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.beginning on Sept. 7th. 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

Plattsmouth Public Library

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Cass County Extension Office Classes

December 4, 2017

 

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December 9 - Christmas Show for Young Musician

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