This week I am taking my column items directly from emails sent to our editor mailbox from the newsletters.  I love this feature because it really makes my job easier!  The real bonus is that I find events outside Plattsmouth that I might not see otherwise and get to share them with everyone. 

So the first item from the email is:


 Auditions at the Lofte Community Theatre

August 17, 2009  Manley, NE --The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley announces that it will hold open auditions for Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore's "Lie, Cheat and Genuflect."  Auditions will be held at the theater on Monday, August 31st and Tuesday, September 1st at 7PM, and will consist of cold readings from the script.  The production will be directed by Kevin Colbert.
The story is a fast-paced farce about two brothers, one of whom has the unlucky penchant of picking the slowest horse at the track.  They've already borrowed from the local loan shark, and while there's plenty of money in Grandfather Buckle's will, it's a sure thing that these two black sheep will never see a dime.  What's left to do except have one brother dress up as the favorite cousin, who happens to be a nun?  Other characters include a stuffy lawyer, a hard drinking housekeeper, and a trio of beautiful women. 
Performance dates are October 9-11, 16-18, and 22-25.   Questions may be sent to Kevin Colbert by calling the theater, (402) 234-2553 or by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Great Plains Bicycling Club
From: Steve Clements, (402) 730-3908, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Subject: Heatstroke 100 Century Bicycle Ride
When: Sunday, August 23, 2009
Registration begins 7:00 a.m., ride begins 7:30 a.m.
Where: Strategic Air and Space Museum, near Mahoney State Park entrance
Who: Open to the public – registration and fee required

Over 300 bicyclists will be riding the roads in eastern Nebraska on Sunday, August 23, in the 4th nnual Heatstroke 100 Century Ride, sponsored by the Great Plains Bicycling Club. The event tarts at the Strategic Air and Space Museum near Ashland. Riders will cover distances from 25 fo 100 miles in three different loops in the Platte Valley and surrounding area as far west as Ceresco, north to Ithaca, east to Louisville and south to nearly Murdock. The ride is a fun summer ride with food, water and light mechanical support provided by the club. The route includes sections of highways 6, 31, 50, 66 &77, Church Road and Ashland Road and crosses the beautiful Lied Platte River Bridge. Riders will be on the route from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. so motorists should watch carefully for bicycle riders along the route.
For more information, contact the Steve Clements at (402) 730-3908, For a brochure and map of the route visit the club’s website at, call Steve Clements at (402) 730-3908 or mail us at P.O. Box 5621, Lincoln, Nebraska 68505.
Contact person: Steve Clements.



The last items are all attached flyers for worthwhile and fun events coming around Cass County. 

One  last reminder, all school’s will be back in session by the end of this week, please drive carefully, and be on the watch for all the kids that are walking before and after school.
Have a great week and keep those emails coming!  

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