I have an eclectic mix of events going on in this week’s column and am going to break it into two sections.  The first section is the informative articles that need to be read about taking action in some cases, just being aware in others.

The Plattsmouth Water Department is flushing hydrants this week through October 9th.  Check the water before washing clothes, dishes, or small children!  There are two other flushes planned for this month, I will get them in the newsletter as appropriate.



The attached flyer regards a small supply of H1N1 flu vaccine which is available through local family providers.  Please read the flyer especially the caution to pregnant women.  There is contact information provided for more information.  And a reminder to keep following the safe health tips that have been published recently regarding this flu and just illness in general.

Parent Teacher conferences are fast approaching for the Plattsmouth School System.  They will be held on Wednesday, October 21st from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the Early Childhood Center, Elementary, and Middle Schools.  School is closed on Thursday, October 23rd, and Friday, October 24th.  Pop’s Place is open for full days on both dates, please register at the Elementary School. 
Plattsmouth High School has Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday,  October 22nd.

The Plattsmouth Early Childhood Center is sponsoring a workshop, “Wiring Infants/Toddlers for Success” on Tuesday, October 20th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Loving Hands Daycare.  Please call 296-5250 for more information on this program.

Now for some fun events:

The Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annual Spaghetti Feed this Thursday night starting at 5:00 p.m. at the fire station.  This event is always fun and a great way to show your support for this great organization!




Kids Health Expo is Saturday, October 10th at the Plattsmouth Community Center from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  I downloaded this great flyer from their website at    So check it out!

For more food events, here are two more great flyers:




The Waffleman will be in Elmwood…

Turkey and Ham Dinner in Manley at St. Patrick’s Church.  Sounds good to me!




Third-Annual “Doggy Day” Planned at Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm


Avoca, NE – October 1, 2009     On Saturday, October 10th, Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm is going to the dogs for an event to benefit the Capital Humane Society.

For the third year in a row, farm owners Terry and Teresa Lorensen are inviting visitors to bring their canine companions to the pumpkin patch.  Canine admission is $4.00 (the same cost as human admission) and all canine admission proceeds will be donated to the Capital Humane Society.  In addition, sales of Halloween-themed neckerchiefs will be donated to the organization, and donation jars will be in place so that even those who don’t bring a dog can participate.

Volunteers from the Capital Humane Society will be on-site from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with a selection of dogs which can be adopted from their location at 2320 Park Boulevard in Lincoln, NE.

“Many of the animals we have here at the farm, including our dog Rocket, have been adopted, and we want to help other animals who need new homes,” said Lorensen.

Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm is located at 911-108th St., rural Avoca, NE.  Their annual fall Pumpkin Festival runs through November 1st.  Hours are:  Fridays 1:00-6:00 p.m. and Saturdays/Sundays 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  For more information and a complete listing of events at the farm, visit their website,  To learn more about the Capital Humane Society visit

Additional Information

The farm is located at 911 - 108th St., rural Avoca, NE;  27 miles east of Lincoln or 30 miles south of Omaha.  Take US Hwy. 34 to 108th Street, then travel ½ mile north.       

Photo 1:  A visitor to last year's Doggy Day sports a souvenir bandana.
Photo 2:  The centerpiece of Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm is the late-1800s barn.


Have a great week and I will see everyone next week (or at the Spaghetti Feed this week).


David Seay, Master Artist with the Nebraska Arts Council, will be presenting a Harmonica Workshop/Concert on Sunday, November 8, at 2:30 PM in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.

The workshop/concert will be followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and jam with the performers.  Admission is $5.00 for adults, and $1.00 for children and students. Decent 10 hole diatonic harmonicas in the key of C will be available for purchase for $3.00 each so everyone can join in the fun.

Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur, one mile south of Highway 34 and three miles east of Highway 50. For more information, write to Greenblatt & Seay, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, NE, 68307, or call 402-275-3221, or e-mail them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit their web site at