Hello Everyone,

I hope your Mother's Day/Graduation weekend was fun!  We have lots coming up again this week and next in town:


The Friends of the Plattsmouth Public Library are having their annual book sale starting on Thursday, May 20th and running through Sunday, May 23rd in the library auditorium. 

This is a great chance to stock up on those books for your summer reading and support the Children's Programs.  


The Second Annual Art in the Yard event will be at Parmele House on Sunday, May 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Carroll Hudson is the owner of the house and creator of this great event.

Check out their very cool website at  for a listing of the featured artists, directions, and even receive updates. 


Thanks to Jan Young for the following updates on Happy Paws and the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter:

For all the people who continued to follow our quest for the top spot in the Animal Rescue Site/Pet Finder Shelter Challenge. THANK YOU for voting for the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter every day.

The contest has ended but we were at #14 in the State of Nebraska (last time I checked) so we may have finished higher.We didn't win anything this time but it was fantastic that we had so many people voting and rooting for us! The challenges run for 14 weeks.

Here's the really good news .............

The NEW shelter challenge begins on Monday, May 17, 2010 and will continue through Sunday, August 22, 2010. Many grants will be awarded over 14 weeks and we're hoping you'll help us win some of them. Please, will you tell all your relatives, friends, co-workers,email buddies from anywhere and maybe even strangers on the street? Here are the very detailed and easy to follow instructions. By the way - it's an awesome web site with a great online store!

PLEASE -  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 - check out everything on the shelter and then click on the green "Happy Paws" tab - read about us and make a donation if you wish. 


Congratulations to Andrew Mitteis son of Doug and Vicki Mitteis!  He was named KPTM Channel 42's Male Athlete of the Year for 2010.  His interview with JJ Davis is at their website at

Cass County Relay for Life has a ton of events coming up to support Cancer Awareness-here is the complete list and their website for more info!  

Saturday, May 8, 2010 - Survivors R Us is sponsoring a free will donation Car Wash from 10 AM to 4 PM at Plattsmouth Keno.

Friday, May 14 & Saturday, May 15, 2010 - Survivors R Us is sponsoring a rummage sale from 8 AM to 12 PM on both days at 2117 Lincoln Avenue, Plattsmouth. They will have a large selection of clothes for adults and children. 

Friday, May 21  & Saturday, May 22, 2010 - Kris' Krew is sponsoring a bake sale in conjunction with Murray Garage Sales at 301 W. Young Street. Come early and enjoy homemade cinnamon rolls, pies, cookies, brownies and many other yummy treats!

Saturday, May 22, 2010 - Thundering Herd is sponsoring a Vendor Open House from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Bellevue Lied Activity Center (2711 Arboretum Drive). Vendors will include Arbonne, At Home Entertaining, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware and more. Proceeds will go to Relay For Life of Cass County.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - Fashion Show at Chico's in Shadow Lake Town Center to benefit the Cass County Relay For Life. The show will begin at 7 PM and light snacks will be provided.

Chico's is proudly donating 10% of the stores proceeds sold between 4 PM - 9 PM on that day.

Friday, June 4 & Saturday, June 5, 2010 - Thundering Herd is sponsoring a garage sale (8 AM to 4 PM - both days) in Bellevue at 13412 S. 31st Circle.

Friday, June 4 (8 AM to 5 PM) & Saturday, June 5, 2010 (8 AM to 1 PM) - Kris' Krew is sponsoring a garage sale at 10186 Sydney Lane in Lakeview Estates (North of Beaver Lake). They will have a $3 Bag Sale from 1 PM to 2 PM on Saturday, June 5th.

Saturday, June 5, 2010 - LD's Warriors is sponsoring "Rock-N-Race For A Cure" at Rolling Thunder Drag Strip. Gates open at 1 PM and admission is $10 per person.

Friday, June 11, Saturday, June 12 & Sunday, June 13, 2010 - Thundering Herd is sponsoring a craft booth at Springfield Days. Hours: Friday - 5 PM to 10 PM - Saturday & Sunday - 8 AM to 4 PM.

Saturday, June 19, 2010 - Carol's Crusaders is sponsoring their annual Blackjack Run. Sign up is from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Plattsmouth Keno and the cost is $10 per hand. Motorcycles and classic cars welcome

The Cass County Extension Office forwarded the link for their summer workshops for the kids in your life who are looking for new experiences this summer!


The "Cass County Railroad Ruffians Base Ball Club" is seeking experienced ballists to turnback- the-clock and participate in America's National Pastime as it might have been prior to the turn-of-the-century.

On Sunday, June 20th, the Plattsmouth Main Street Association will sponsor an

"Old Fashioned Father's Day in the Park"

at Rhylander Park in Plattsmouth. It will be a family day of vintage food, music and games for all ages. The featured event of the day will be an old-time base ball (it was originally two words) game played by 1860 rules. The "Cowtown Vintage Base Ball Team" from Wichita, KS will challenge our own "Cass County Railroad Ruffians Base Ball Club" to a game-complete with vintage uniforms and equipment.

Our Railroad Ruffians are looking for base ball and softball volunteer players across the county at every age level (15 and up) who want to learn to play the 1860 style game.

There will be 4 short practices in the weeks prior to the game. The nine-inning game will begin at 1:00 pm on Sunday, June 20, 2010, just for fun. If we win that will be ok!!

Interested ball players please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 296-5544 and provide your name, telephone number and email address by May 27th.

In addition, volunteer seamstresses, Civil War reenactors, base ball & vintage game historians, musicians and other era specific ‘talents' are also encouraged to contact Jan Sandoz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402-321-1663 to learn more about how you can playa special part in this community event.

( Funded in part by Cass County Tourism and Nebraska Humanities Council )

Thanks to everyone for all the email updates and information!  Have a great week and I will see you around town,