On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted for separation from Britain.
On this day 236 years ago...the Declaration of Independence was formally adopted.
It wasn't signed until August 2nd.
Happy Birthday America!!
Did you know??
July is National Hot Dog Month, and according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Americans will be consuming the infamous little red tubes of "meat" in record numbers this summer.
The Council estimates that over seven billion hot dogs will be eaten by Americans between Memorial Day and Labor Day. During the July 4th weekend alone (the biggest hot-dog holiday of the year), 155 million will be downed.
If you ask me...that is A LOT of Hot Dogs!
** Taken from http://www.factmonster.com/spot/hotdog1.html/ **
CASS COUNTY 4th of JULY CELEBRATION
WEDNESDAY July 4th, 2012
YOUNG MEMORIAL PARK
Fireworks Rain Date: SATURDAY July 7th, 2012
CONCESSIONS by 4TH of JULY ASSOCIATION
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Featuring SCHWAN'S ICE CREAM TREATS!
HOMEMADE PIE and ICE CREAM
Murray Christian Church
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
10:00 am - Registration
Games Start at Noon
Awards 1st place
$ 5.00 per person
6 to 8 person teams
Age groups – 8th grade and under/High School/Adult
Parent or Guardian Signature required if younger than 18 yr. old
Sponsored by: Wiles Brothers
DIME GLASS TOSS
LITTLE MR. & MISS. 4TH OF JULY
Starts at Noon
$5.00 Per Entry
Ages 5 to 7
Trophies furnished by Murray State Bank
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Pitching starts at 2:00 p.m.
$10 for coed Team
$5.00 per person
Failure to play at designated time is forfeiture of game
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
$2.00 per Entry
Trophies furnished by Murray State Bank
PARADE LINE UP
In front of Conestoga Elementary School in Murray
104 High St.
Parade at 7:00 p.m.
CORONATION of MISS MURRAY
Approx. 9:00 p.m.
Approx. 9:15 p.m.
Approx. 9:30 p.m.
Approx. 9:55 p.m.
Sung By: Linda Grunewald
Approx. 10:00 p.m.
Provided exclusively through donations to the 4th of July Association
The Cass County 4th of July Association is NOT responsible for any Accident or Injury
For Information Call: Jerry Blasig 235-2203 or Keith Felthousen 235-2850
Rick Bultez is a successful radio personality who has been entertaining audiences for 18 years. He is a certified Hypnotherapist through the National Guild of Hypnotists.
When Rick performs, the audience becomes the show! Using his wide-ranging experiences in the entertainment business, Rick is able to interact personally with the audience. In doing this, he is able to use the audience participation to create a one-of-a-kind show!
Be prepared for an amazing show this Friday!
Here are a few videos for a quick sneak peek:
It's that time of year again!!!
Send your Garage and Yard Sales notices to
Please send by 5:00 pm the Monday before.
State Senator Paul Lambert Announces
Nebraska Department of Roads Information Session
LINCOLN – District 2 State Senator Paul Lambert will host an information session about state roads projects in eastern Nebraska from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. on Friday, July 20 at the Plattsmouth Senior Center, 308 South 18th Street in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Nebraska Department of Roads Construction Engineer Marv Lech and Project Engineer Rick Fisher will provide information and answer questions about the Department's current and future projects.
“Constituent requests for more information about road construction prompted me to organize this session with the Nebraska Department of Roads,” said Senator Lambert. “I appreciate the Department's willingness to share its knowledge and expertise with us. The July 20 session will be a great opportunity to get up-to-date information about the projects we can see now and those we can expect in the future.”
“ I look forward to joining District 2 citizens for this event at the Plattsmouth Senior Center on Friday, July 20,” said Senator Lambert.
Plattsmouth Library News
Do you have a special hobby? Are you good at baking?
What about sewing quilts? Do you have a special talent at taking photographs?
Then maybe you should check out the Cass County Fair website and see what contests you can enter.
Video Contest (APR) Advanced Pre-Registration Form
Thank you for competing in this years exciting Cass County Fair Video Contest!
This year we absolutely require an advance registration form (this form) to be submitted by Tuesday August 7th, 2012 at midnight CDT for each project to be considered by the judges on the submission deadline August 17, 2012 at 5PM CDT.
When we receive this form you will receive an APR (Advance Project Registration) Number (via the email address you provide) within 24 hours and that will be your assurance that you are in the cue, and it will also identify this project for the purpose of questions, comments, and finally with your submission on or before August 17th, 2012 at 5PM CDT, judging and finally the awards on August 24, 2012 at 5PM CDT.
There is no obligation to complete your video, or to submit a video - you can change your mind at any point however pre-registration IS required for any submission to be considered by the Judges. There will be NO exceptions.
You need to create, and edit your video, upload to your www.YouTube.com acct submit it with a www.YouTube.com URL and agree to maintain that video publicly available for the benefit of the Cass County Fair Board for a minimum of 1 year.
By submitting this form you agree that you have rights for the use of any content, video or music that you include in your project. The Cass County Fair Board requires that any submission be free from any Copy Protected content in order to be considered by the judges.
You agree that any questions as to copy rights can cause a project to be rejected by the Judges.
Remember our 2011 First Year Contest Results
Results Final - Cass County Fair Project #2 - Our 2011 Winner
VIDEO PROJECT #2 Winner Judges Score 193
Director: Brian Hynes
VIDEO PROJECT #1 2nd Place Judges Score 134
Director: John Willey
VIDEO PROJECT #3 3rd Place Judges Score 118
Director: Rick Brown
First Friday – A new Main Street event in Weeping Water!
Join the merchants of Weeping Water on July 6th for some fun and shopping!
Many downtown shops & businesses will stay open from 5 to 8 p.m., offering refreshments and specials.
Crafters and farmer’s market vendors will be set up in the gazebo park.
Hope to see you there!
Upcoming Blood Drive
July 13, 2012
2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
2nd St & Kansas St ~ Murdock
July 16, 2012
11:30 am to 5:30 pm
Plattsmouth Methodist Church
701 Main St ~ Plattsmouth
July 22, 2012
12:00 pm to 5:15 pm
First Baptist Church
16220 Hwy 75 ~ Plattsmouth
Animals Available for Adoption
at the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter
Adoption fee on all animals is $60. This includes spay/neuter and vaccinations.
Microchips are an additional $25 (well worth it).
Adult Cats are always a free adoption to Senior Citizens!
Animal Shelter - 402-298-8235
Come shop in person
Saturday, July 7th
811 3rd Street Cir-Louisville
Can’t make it?
That’s ok! We have these 3-4 times a month!
Check us out on facebook!
Community Sustaining Sponsors 2012