“Motorcycles on Main” is on Friday, June 19th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  This event is $10 and registration is available through the website, It is being sponsored by the Plattsmouth Main Street Association.   It is a walking poker run with proceeds going to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates.  CASA  is a great organization that acts as representatives for children in the court system to oversee their cases and ensure that someone is on their side. 

There will be cash 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes plus Terry Little providing his fabulous DJ Talents (it’s always fun when Terry’s around)!  The Lions Club is also having their hamburger stand for good food also to benefit another good cause.  So come on down to enjoy the great weather, great causes, and great friendships.

I also had a request to place this in the column-another opportunity to enjoy some recreation and benefit a worthwhile organization.

First Annual Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament
July 24, 2009 – Registration begins at 11:30; Shot Gun Start at 1 pm;
Awards Dinner at 6:30 pm
Willow Lakes Golf Course, 12301 S 25th St., Bellevue, NE
Tee off for a great cause!

The first annual Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament will take place July 24th and you are invited!
Bring your own foursome, or partner up with fellow golfers at the course. Either way you are sure to have a great afternoon while you raise money for the Veterans Memorial planned for the campus of the Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home in Bellevue.
The Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at Willow Lakes Golf Course, 12301 S 25th St., about a mile south of Highway 370 in Bellevue. Check-in begins at 11:30 am with a shot gun start at 1 pm. An Awards Dinner will follow at 6:30 pm at the American Legion Post 331, 4830 S 21st Street, in South Omaha.
Registration is $75 per golfer or $300 for a foursome. Registration includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, the chance to win great prizes and an invitation to the Awards Dinner.
Holes can be sponsored for $50 each. Sponsors are also invited to donate merchandise as flag prizes.
To register for the golf tournament or for more information, contact Jim Linkletter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 712-310-3713; or Aimee Middleton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 402-672-5050.
For more information on the Veterans Memorial Garden please visit our website at


  The Cass County Fair will be August 4-August 8, 2009 this year.


Please check out the updated website that has the schedule of daily events.  Ramona  Oehlerking emailed this week that the updated Fair Book will be available soon-currently it is the 2008 information and there have been changes.   I love going to the fair-my kids especially enjoy the animals because we don’t have any pets so it is really fun for them.   Here is the website address : and I look forward to standing in the corndog line with you in August!

Chautauqua is rapidly approaching, so make sure to attend as many of the events as possible.  There is such a wide range to choose from,  workshops, the Conservancy Home Tour, the Old Time Radio Show performance, the machinery exhibit,  and of course, the nightly events in the tent.  FDR appearing on the caboose to recreate a whistlestop  in a campaign should be so exciting!   The full schedule is available at .   Jeanene Wehrbein  and Pat Meisinger have been working with a great committee to ensure this will be a great event. 

I am closing tonight with some pictures of the Plattsmouth Blue Devils baseball team playing.  Get out and support your favorite ball team of the summer,  what a great tradition.  My 6 year old son is playing tball for the first time and it has been a blast, organized chaos.  I will try to have pictures of that next week.



Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 21 and so out of curiosity, I did some research on its origins.  It is really interesting because it was proposed in 1910 but didn’t get declared a national holiday until 1972 by then President Richard Nixon.   Apparently, it did not meet with the same enthusiasm as “Mother’s Day” and it took lobbying by different groups for it to become recognized and endorsed. 
My dad is such a big part of my life that I cannot imagine taking the time to say thank you on Father’s Day. But my bigger hope is that he knows how much he means to me all year round not just the 3rd Sunday in June.   I am so blessed because I have always known how much my dad loves me, my brother, and just as importantly, our mom.  They celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 13th and next weekend we celebrate 46 years of fatherhood.  Thanks, Dad and be careful crossing streets.

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