The biggest thing that happened in Plattsmouth this week was the reopening of the toll bridge into Iowa. This historic event was marked by a well attended ceremony on Saturday, November 8. Local and state dignitaries from both sides of the river were there to cut the ribbon in support of this great achievement. Among the activities at the ceremony were the firing of an antique cannon, the passing of an antique car with a new model to symbolize the connection of time past to time future, and speeches. Congratulations to everyone who contributed to this endeavor-well done!
There are several upcoming events at the Elementary School that I thought I should feature first this week:
Thursday, November 13, is Family Library Night in the Elementary School Library from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Come as a family, browse the shelves, and check out some new books for home. This event is focused on offering families the opportunity to share the library experience together!
Also on that night there will be a skating party sponsored by The Student Council at Skate City from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Looking ahead to Thanksgiving week, there is no school at any of the schools starting Wednesday, November 26 through Friday, November 28.
Pop’s Place at the Elementary School, will be open on Wednesday and the staff has a full day of activities planned. In the morning, the students will be making placemats and table decorations for Woodbridge and Golden Living Centers. They will then deliver these projects to help brighten the holidays for the residents. In the afternoon, everyone will go ice skating at Hitchcock Park in Omaha and be back by 3:45 p.m. The fee is $20 for the whole day. The hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and students need to arrive by 8:00 a.m. for breakfast. Any questions, please call Sarah at 296-4173.
Congratulations to Stephen Hunt, library director for being recognized by the Plattsmouth Optimist club with the 110 Percent Award for Youth. Kurt Meisinger was also recognized with the Friend of Youth award. The outstanding Youth Award was presented to Matt Bashus.
It is also the time of year to be prepared for the oncoming flu season. There are flu shot clinics available all over the county. You can call the Sarpy/Cass Department of Health office at 339-4334 for more information on clinics offered through their office. Or contact any of the local health clinics or your own doctor and to be sure to protect yourself as well as your family members.
The Cass County Extension office is again offering assistance with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Open Enrollment. Open Enrollment is from November 15, 2008-December 31, 2008. Please call the Extension office at 267-2205 for a list of dates when Mary Ann Holland will be doing drug plan comparisons or to arrange for an appointment at the office.
The First Methodist Church of Plattsmouth is the host of the Open Hearts Kitchen on Thursday nights from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This is a free dinner for anyone who would like to attend and is very popular.
The Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner and auction is Saturday, November 15, 2008 starting at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and social hour. This will be followed by dinner and silent/live auction. This event is open to the public and is is St. John’s Gymnasium, contact the Chamber office at 296-6021 to reserve your seats.