I am going to start out this week with school activities and news:

Did you know that the Plattsmouth Elementary School Newsletter is now available electronically on the website?  Check out and click on "newsletter."  If you would like a print copy, the school office will provide you with one, just ask.  But as for me, the less paper on my desk, the better.   Also, please check out the back pages because the Saturday programs for the kids at the Plattsmouth Public Library are outlined there.  Thanks to the school for including them.

Dolphins Carnival is Friday night, February 26th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Middle School gym.  This was a blast last year and I am sure this year will be the same. The carnival is done by the Plattsmouth PTO which is a wonderful organization that pays for field trips, the Books and Bingo night, and other programs for our students and families.  

Next, the annual Option Enrollment notice is below.  Please note the due date is March 31, 2010 for submitting the student information.   

2010-2011 Option Enrollment Notice

The Plattsmouth Community School District welcomes Option Enrollment applications from students and parents who desire to join a quality education in a quality environment. As always, students are expected to demonstrate academic achievement, responsible behavior, and civic engagement in our District.

If you are interested in joining the ranks of an excellent District, please keep in mind that the Option Enrollment application deadline is March 15, 2010. Option Enrollment applications may be picked up in the Administration Center at 1912 E. Highway 34, in Plattsmouth. The Administration Center is the building located east of the high school.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in Option Enrollment into the District for the 2010-2011 school year, please make sure the application is submitted to the Office of the Superintendent no later than March 15, 2010. Thank you for your interest in the District. Have a great year.




The Plattsmouth Public Library is also hosting a Student Art Show through February 20th,  showcasing all of the schools in the Plattsmouth Area.  All grades are represented with some amazing works being displayed.  This exhibit is free and open during all Library business hours. So stop in downstairs acheck out our talented artists works.

Soup is on at the Library on Thursday, February 18th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Come enjoy a bowl of Italian Sausage or Chili for $5.00 including dessert!  Take outs are welcome, call ahead at 296-4154 and they will have it packed up for you and ready to go!

This information came from the Extension Office: ttend one of two informative training sessions for Private Pesticide Applicator Training given in Cass County by Extension Educators Gary Lesoing and Jessica Jones.  They will be held at the Cass County Extension Office on the Cass County Fairgrounds,144th Street and Hwy 1, 3 miles north of Weeping Water.  The training sessions will be held on Thursday, February 18th from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 11th from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.  This is a three hour training, with the first two hours focused on agronomic issues in cropping systems and the final hour addressing pesticide safety issues, laws and regulations.  The cost of the training is $30.  Be sure to bring your bar-coded letter from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture if you are being recertified.  This training also meets the requirements for new private pesticide applicators and those that have let their licenses expire.

Some of the issues that will be discussed include: atrazine issues in Nebraska waters, IPM (Integrated Pest Management), soybean aphids, fungicide use on corn, soybeans and wheat, SCN (Soybean Cyst Nematode), weed issues in southeast Nebraska, cover crops in cropping systems and conversion of CRP to cropland.  

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Cass County Extension Office at (402) 267-2205 or Gary Lesoing at the Nemaha County Extension Office (402) 274-4755.

This is a news release from the Cass County Historical Museum and Margo Prentiss, the curator.  As always, there are interesting things going on at the Museum and don't forget to check out the Brown Bag Lunch Specials each month!

Museum Exhibits

Cass County Museum opened two new temporary exhibits during January.  The  annual Valentine exhibit contains 132 Valentines ranging in date from the 1880s to the 1950s.  Many are on view for the first time, having been donated in the past year by Neil Lancaster and FloraBelle Wehrbein. "Strike up the Band", an exhibit of Cass County Bands from 1883 to 1910, is also on display. The photographs include bands from the MWA, Burlington shops, Wabash, Plattsmouth, and Murdock. Both exhibits run through March 6.

My email also contained this workshop on free lance writing that is being offered in Nebraska City:

Award winning travel journalist Diana Lambdin Meyer of Kansas City will offer a workshop on getting started as a freelance writer. With more than 25 years of experience in freelance writing, Diana will talk about the changing world of print media and how that impacts the freelance writer. She will also discuss various electronic publishing sites and how to successfully maneuver through both worlds while generating a part-time or fulltime income.  Come with questions and ideas; leave with inspiration and motivation. 

Workshop held at

Nebraska City, NE

Friday, March 12, 2010 7 PM

(Opening session with light hors d'oeuvres)

 Saturday, March 13, 2010 8 AM - 4 PM

(Two workshop sessions, breakfast and lunch)

Workshop only - $120.00/person

Workshop and lodging - $215.00 (Single Occ)

Workshop and lodging- $325.00 (Two persons/Dbl Occ)

Limited availability and reservations required.

For lodging details, visit  Rooms are blocked for the workshop, so to reserve overnight accommodations, email innkeeper, Jeanna Stavas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Additional information about Diana Lambdin Meyer may be found here on her website:

Have a great week everyone and I will see you around town!

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