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Feb 18
New community classes start next week


The Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise in North Platte will roll out a series of new community classes starting next week. They include:

Arts and Crafts:

“102 Zentangle Skilled” – 102 Zentangle Skilled is for those ready to develop their Zentangle skills further. The class covers techniques to make designs more organic and flowing. Lessons include more complex tangles, expanded shading techniques, tangle transitions and many more tips to take the drawing method to the next level. Creativity can be taken further with color, larger papers, canvas and even quilting. A supply list will be provided upon registration.

The class will meet March 1 and March 8, from 6 - 8 p.m. each night on the North Platte Community College South Campus. The instructor will be Sue Perez. The fee is $25.

“Bob Ross Painting: Towering Glacier” – Students in this class will learn to paint a huge snow-covered glacier, sliding graciously into a valley covered with pine trees, a small waterfall and a stream.

The class will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb 27 on NPCC’s South Campus. Sharon Rodeman is the instructor. The fee is $75 with supplies, or $40 without supplies.

“Easter Wreath” – Class participants will learn how to create a fun Easter wreath for their doors just in time for the holiday. They will need to take four dozen plastic eggs and a bag of Easter grass to the class. 

The class will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 23 on the NPCC North Campus. The instructor is Fran Hagler. The fee is $15.

Business and Technology:

“Smartphone or Tablet Photography” - This hands-on course will teach participants about the accessories available to increase flash distance, lenses to increase photography options, remote controls, video lights and adjustments to enhance smartphone/tablet camera performance.

The class will meet from 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 22 on NPCC’s South Campus. The fee is $39. Pre-registration with payment is required. Those needing to cancel, must do so at least two days before the class to receive a full refund.

“Leadership Lunch ’N Learns”

“Using Strengths to Improve Performance at Work” - This class will teach people how to use their strengths to improve workplace performance. They will learn the difference between skills, knowledge, talent and strengths as well as three workplace myths, strategies for dealing with workplaces and tips for identifying strengths.

The class will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 25 on NPCC’s North Campus. Andy Long is the instructor. The fee is $15.


“1, 2, 3 Magic” - 1, 2, 3 Magic teaches techniques that encourage good behavior and stop unacceptable behavior in children 2 to 12-years-old. It also teaches how to manage testing and manipulative behaviors. It's not restricted to parents. Grandparents, teachers, babysitters and other caregivers can also use the gentle, but firm approach to behavior.

The class is supported with funds from the Division of Behavioral Health of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. As a result, it is a free parent educational workshop presented by Region II Human Services and Mid-Plains Community College.

The class will meet on Thursdays, March 3 - 17 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. each evening on NPCC’s South Campus. The instructor is Mary Faesser.

“Retirement Income Maximization – Including Social Security” – The course examines the various strategies to turn a nest egg into a lifetime income stream, as well as options available to maximize Social Security benefits. Numerous investment options, claiming strategies and case studies will be presented.

The class is scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. March 1 on NPCC’s South Campus. Mark Werkmeister is the instructor. The fee is $10.

More information about these classes is available by calling Crystal Welch at (308) 535-3614. Registration can be done online at

Heather Johnson
Area Communications Specialist

Heather produces and distributes press releases for the college. She began work at MPCC in 2014. Prior to that, she spent five years as the news director/web manager for Eagle Radio in North Platte. From 2009-2014 she worked as a reporter/photographer for The North Platte Telegraph. Heather has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Chadron State College.

Brent L. Cobb
McCook Community College News Bureau Coordinator​​​