I have received quite a few emails with lots of good information to share!  Thanks to Jan Young for the first two articles.  I love pancake breakfasts and so do my kids, hope to see everyone at Keno on Sunday morning.

Survivors R Us Team is sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast at Plattsmouth Keno

on Sunday, March 28, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Minimum $5.00 per person donation is requested for all you can eat

pancakes, sausage, juice & coffee

Proceeds to benefit the Cass County Relay For Life

Please join us - mark your calendars - Relay is Saturday, June 26, 2010

visit our web site or call 402-393-5801 for more information.

Sue Baker and the "Happy Paws" group have done an amazing job with the animals in our community. They also received a grant from the Plattsmouth Community Foundation recently to add on a Cat Room that will be much more comfortable for any strays they are taking care of.  Congratulations to this wonderful partnership and thank you for watching out for these animals!

From Jan Young:

We (Happy Paws) are doing a couple things, hopefully to benefit the shelter. Here's the information ........

Petfinder and The Animal Rescue Site are running a contest to vote for your shelter. They are giving various amounts of money to the top vote getters. I would like to offer the community the opportunity to let everyone know how important our little shelter is to them.


Go to and click on the button on the right "Click Here To Give - It's Free" - at this point you are giving free food to animals at many shelters.

Now you'll get a message "Thank you your click has been counted!"

On the top of the screen - "Help your favorite animal shelter win a prize!"

Click the "Vote Today" Button

The first time you vote you will need to enter all the information -

Shelter name: Plattsmouth Animal Shelter

Country: USA

State: Nebraska

City: Plattsmouth

Click on "search"

It will locate the shelter and display the name and location - when it does click "VOTE"

One more step ...... Confirm your vote (name the animal) and you're done.

After you do this the first time, you can save it in your favorites (it will retain all the shelter info) and the voting is much quicker the next time!

IMPORTANT: Please remember to vote every day and help us gain on the leaders - thanks!

The other fund raiser (also a type of contest) involves "Pet Enthusiast" Magazine. Happy Paws is selling subscriptions to the magazine and for every paid subscription we will get a portion which will help us support the shelter by providing for all the daily needs of our shelter pets. It also offers the financial support for Vet care for sick or injured pets and without it the shelter would not survive. Every single donation is very important to Happy Paws and the shelter. Without the support of many concerned citizens, the shelter would be "out of business" and the animals would go to the Nebraska Humane Society, where depending on their space availability,the animals future could end in euthanasia.

Here's the information:

We are offering subscriptions to this magazine for $24.99 a year. Of that $24.99, we will get $5.00. It will add up! It really is a great magazine!

Ordering is simple, you can go to their web site at and then click on the banner at the top that says "Subscription Fundraiser" -  it's fast and easy to do.  Be sure to click on the down arrow to highlight Plattsmouth Animal Shelter when ordering so we get credit for your order.

Thank you for your support.


LAST BUT NOT LEAST .............

Please visit the shelter web site often and do stop in to say "hello" during shelter hours. The animals love the attention!

The web site is  and click on the green "Happy Paws" tab - read about us and make a donation if you wish. 

This piece came from Senator Dave Pankonin's office-please share with any high school students you know!

For Immediate Release: Interesting Opportunities for High School Students

March 19, 2010, Lincoln- High school students are invited to take on the role of state senators at the Unicameral Youth Legislature June 13-16 at the State Capitol Building in Lincoln.  This is an annual event, during which student senators sponsor bills, conduct committee hearings, debate legislation and discover the unique process of the nation's only unicameral legislature.

The Unicameral Youth Legislature gives behind-the-scenes access to students, who have an interest in public office, government, politics, law, public policy, debate or public speaking. Students learn about the inner workings of the legislature directly from staff and senators. State senators often address the students at this conference. I have participated twice. I really enjoyed the experiences, because the young people who attended the event were so willing to learn and discuss new ideas.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Extension 4-H Youth Development Office coordinates housing and recreational activities for the Unicameral Youth Legislature as part of the Big Red Summer Camps program. The Legislature's web site provides information and a video about the youth legislature at If you have questions about the program, please contact the Unicameral Information Office at 402-471-2788 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The registration deadline for the 2010 Unicameral Youth Legislature is May 1.

The Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI) is celebrating its 39th anniversary in 2010. Every year the NAYI offers high school students an opportunity to learn about the agricultural industry, develop leadership skills, and practice critical thinking and decision-making at a summer program in Lincoln. This year the dates for the Institute are July 6-10.

The NAYI is coordinated and conducted by the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council (NAYC). The Council includes 16 college-age men and women, who are selected to educate high school students in Nebraska about the importance of the agricultural industry to our state. I was pleased to learn that two of this year's Council members are from Legislative District 2. They are Melissa Keyes from Springfield and Kalby Wehrbein from Plattsmouth.

Last year approximately 140 delegates attended the Institute. Knowledgeable speakers motivated the delegates by discussing current agricultural issues and describing the many opportunities the industry has to offer at the local, state, national and international levels.

If you are a high school junior or senior this year, the NAYI can provide you with an opportunity to make a difference in agriculture. If you would like to be among the young leaders chosen to attend the 2010 Institute, applications are now available on-line at You can also request an application form or more information about this program by calling 402-471-6864 or by writing to Cody Dvorak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The registration deadline for the 2010 Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute is April 15.

I appreciate the opportunity you have given me to represent District 2 in the Nebraska Legislature.

We welcome your contacts by mail, phone or email.

Senator Dave Pankonin

                State Capitol

                PO Box 94604

                Lincoln, NE 68509

                (402) 471-2613

                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Plattsmouth Early Childhood Center is taking applications for the 2010-2011 academic year.  Please stop in and pick up an application or you can download one from their website at

Thanks everyone and have a great week!


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