What is happening in Plattsmouth...
Did you know that the Rhino Run is an international event? Did you also know that there hasn't been one of these in the whole United States?! Plattsmouth, Nebraska will be the first "Motorcycle Time-Speed-Distance Rally"! I am very excited about this event! Lets help put Plattsmouth on the map! Please spread the word. Tell your mother, your father, your neighbor, your friend from college! I hope to see you all there! Mark your calendars now!
They are also looking for food vendors, sponsors, and volunteers. Go to the website: www.therhinorun.com . They have the forms there that you can complete, and also some videos on there to let you know how it works.
To purchase tickets for the motorcycle raffle, please contact the Plattsmouth Main Street Association at 402-296-5544.
Community Lenten Pasta Dinners
Hosanna Lutheran Church
Friday April 1: Fettuccini
Friday April 15: Lasagna
Meal includes pasta (meat or meatless)
$3.00 10 and under
Ages 3 and under free
Hosanna Lutheran Church
700 South 18th Street
(Just west of Plattsmouth Middle School)
Plattsmouth Public Library
3:45pm Tuesday April 5, 2011
Staff from the Sarpy County Health Department will be reading two books in honor of National Safety Week, “Don’t Talk to Strangers” and “Stop Picking on Me”. She will be bringing identkits (fingerprint id kits) for the kids as well as free coloring books.
Plattsmouth Public Library, in association with The Big Read, will produce "Tom Sawyer" this summer. Roles are available for four boys and two girls age 9 - 15, one man and one woman age 18-25, four women age 30+ and one man age 30+. There may be non-speaking roles for more. Auditions will be held Sunday, April 3rd, at 2:00pm and Thursday, April 7th at 7:00pm, in the auditorium of the Plattsmouth Public Library, 401 Avenue A. John Payton directs.
Adoption fees on all animals is $60, this includes spay/neuter and
vaccinations. Microchips are an additional $25 (well worth it)
Adult cats are a free adoption to Senior Citizens.
Injured Police Dog Needs Your Help
"...The Otoe County K 9 suffered a massive injury estimated to cost them near $12,000 for surgery.
The dog was looking for suspects at night when he was walking across a bridge and took an unfortunate step sending him 30 feet onto a pile a cement chunks. The dog suffered numerous injuries and was rushed to Kansas City for surgery. Last I heard, the dog has a near 60% chance of a full recovery. They are accepting donations to help defray the costs of surgery. I am guessing that they will also be needing to purchase a new K 9.
As I have personally used this K9's expertise, I am accepting donations for the Otoe County K 9 fund on behalf of the Cass County Sheriff's Office. I would like to give them my donation by March 25 (This Friday!) and hope that I may have more to give them from others as well.
I know that money is tight right now, but anything will help. Let's help our fellow brothers to the South and help a K 9 that would give his life for ours!..."
Deputy Jason Miller #92063
If you are interested in helping with medical expenses, please send donations to:
Otoe County Sheriff's Office
K9 Grant Fund
1021 Central Avenue #1
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Guess what time of year it is again!?
That is right, it is Yard Sale time.
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What is happening elsewhere...
Suitehearts Opens at Mahoney state Park
KBC Productions and Mahoney State Park announces that the romantic comedy, "Suitehearts" will begin its winter theater season run on March 25. The story revolves around two newlywed couples who are mistakenly double-booked in the same honeymoon suite. The Taylor's are very young, naive and visiting the big city for the first time. The Bellamy's are older and have a more jaded outlook on life and romance. With the help of a meddlesome bellboy, the couples find themselves in some impossible, but hilarious situations. Adult audience members will all see a little of themselves in each of these characters as they learn the difference between a wedding and a marriage.
Starring in the production are Director Kevin Colbert from Weeping Water, Shari Hoelker from Omaha, Marikita Payne, Emma Hoffman and Adam Kovar all of Lincoln and Dave Hibler of Manley. Performance dates are March 25-27, April 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22 and 23. Tickets $8 for adults and $6 for children. Curtain times are 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays; 2pm on Sundays. Please call Mahoney State Park for reservations: (402) 944-2523 ext. 7122. A state park sticker or day pass is required to enter the park.
Shari Hoelker, Marikita Payne, Dave Hibler, Kevin Colbert and Adam Kovar all star in "Suitehearts" opening at Mahoney State Park on March 25th.
Lofte Community Theatre Wins NACT Festival
The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley not only hosted the recent festival for the Nebraska Association of Community Theaters, they won almost every award that the organization had to offer. The Lofte's entry into the state one-act play contest was a cutting from "Leaving Iowa." Written by Tim Clue and Spike Manton, the script revolves around an adult man charged with the task of returning his deceased father's ashes to his hometown in Iowa. The solemn road trip shifts into the mans 's the memories hysterical family car vacations of years past.
The poignant and funny performance struck a cord with adjudicators. Directed by Kevin Colbert, the Lofte cast and crew included Doug Rothgeb, Elbert Traylor, Allison Bauers, Noelle Bohaty, Betty Colbert, Melinda Mead, David Willingham, Larry Bauers and Maylea Bauers. Individual awards went to Doug Rothgeb of Omaha (formerly of Murray) as Best Actor. Betty Colbert of Weeping Water was awarded Best Supporting Actress. The Lofte also won awards for Best Ensemble Cast, Best Costuming and Outstanding Production. Community Players, Inc. from Beatrice was also recognized as an Outstanding Production and both teams now advance to the Regionals in Salina, Kansas April 28 through May 1.
The full-length version of "Leaving Iowa" will be the Lofte's opening production for the 2011 season. It opens May 28 and runs on weekends through June 12. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the theatre box office at (402) 234-2553 or visiting their website, www.Lofte.com.
The Lofte is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Any donations given to cover the cast expenses for their trip to Salina are tax deductible and graciously welcome.
Pictured: Front row: Betty and Kevin Colbert. Back row: NACT Festival Chair, Suzan DeCamp, Maylea Bauers, Allison Bauers, Larry Bauers, Noelle Bohaty, Doug Rothgeb, Melinda Mead, David Willingham and Elbert Traylor.
The Ninth Annual Nebraska American String Teachers Association Fiddle Tune Composition Contest
This event inspires fiddlers everywhere to compose their own tunes, and supports the cause of string education throughout
the great state of Nebraska.
1st PLACE: $100.00 2nd PLACE: $50.00 3rd PLACE: $25.00
Entries must be postmarked by March 31. The winners will be announced on May 28, 2011, during the Monumental Fiddling Championship held at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. The winning compositions will be performed at the Monumental Fiddling Championship & Acoustic Band Contest, and printed in Stringing Along, the journal of the Nebraska Chapter of the
American String Teachers Association.
For more information about the Nebraska American String Teachers Association, log on to the web site atwww.neasta.org.
Greenblatt & Seay Publications, in Avoca, Nebraska is a proud Sponsor of the Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition Contest.
“The Otoe County Genealogical Society will host its 2nd Annual Otoe County Rural Schools Reunion from 10:00am to 2:00pm on April 2nd, 2011, at Harmony School, which is located at 6265 ‘Q’ Road (8 miles south of Nebraska City on Highway 75, and ½ mile west on ‘Q’ road). Harmony School is a rural schoolhouse that was built in 1879 and was eventually closed in 1997. It was purchased at a public auction in 1999, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
This reunion will include a picnic-style lunch provided by the society, a Spelling Bee, and a tour of the 130-year old rural schoolhouse. In addition, it will also give visitors a chance to assist the society in identifying numerous unidentified rural schoolhouse photographs from several different school districts throughout the county. The society received these photographs through a donation made by the Otoe County Clerk’s office, where these photographs had been stored in their vault for several decades and were just recently discovered last year. So please come join us at the Harmony School and help us pay tribute to the outstanding contributions that these rural schoolhouses made in the education of our county’s youth for the past 100 years now!“
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