GAME and PIZZA NIGHT at the Plattsmouth Library Saturday, January 31st and February 28th from 5pm-10pm. Pizza and games will be provided for only $10.  Come to the library for food, friends and fun.

BATTLE OF THE GUITAR HERO BANDS - Join us at the Plattsmouth Library and rock out to prove who has the best band around. This will be a full (vocals, bass, guitar, drums) band. Doubling up will be allowed. Starts at 5pm on February 14th. It will be the ultimate showdown. Registration is $20 per team. For questions or comments on any of the above contact Kenneth Jost or Anthony Blackwell at 402-296-4154.

Both Plattsmouth High School Boys and Girls basketball teams will be playing at Platteview High School this Friday night, January 30th.  The varsity girls play at 6:00 p.m. and the varsity boys play at 7:45 p.m.  Both junior varsity teams play at 4:15 p.m. that afternoon at Platteview High as well.  So take a little road trip and support the Blue Devils!

The Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Business to Business Luncheon on Thursday, January 29th at 12:00 p.m.  The lunch is being held in the Plattsmouth State Bank Community Bank. The speaker will be Kathy Burson, executive director of PRIDE-Omaha, Inc. Joan Friedman, director of Tobacco Free Cass County will talk about the upcoming changes in legislation for tobacco sales.  Cost for lunch is $5.00.

The Plattsmouth School Board elected new officers on Monday, January 12th.  Mr. Bob Priebe remained President, Mr. Sam Hardy remained Vice President, Ms. Mary Caverzagie remained Secretary, and Mr. Ken Winters remained Treasurer.  Ms. Nancy Fitzpatrick and Mr. Matt Glup are Head Start representatives and Mr. Glup will also be Greater Nebraska Schools Association representative.  Mr. Winters is also the liaison to the NE Association of School Board for Governmental Relations.

 “A Lantern in Her Hand” by Bess Streeter Aldrich has been selected as the One Book, One Nebraska choice for this year.  How fun to have a book from our area chosen! The festivities will kick off on Saturday, January 31 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the Elmwood Public Library. Check out the website, for more information on upcoming events. 

The last big item for the week is the upcoming Chautauqua which will be from Tuesday, June 23-June 27, 2009 at Rhylander Park.  Volunteers and civic groups are needed for many of the planned activities as well as donations to offset the costs of this wonderful program.    It is going to be so exciting-I missed the one in 2003 and am anxiously looking forward to the whole week!  Among the scholar representations are Will Rogers, Huey Long, Aimee Semple MacPherson, and Zora Neale Hurston.  Please contact Jeanene Wehrbein or Pat Meisinger if you would like to contribute manpower or dollars to help this program.