AUGUST 25, 2010



Upcoming Chamber Events:

Avoiding the six mistakes that could destroy your Business and Future.

Thursday, August 26th – Business 2 Business Luncheon, Speakers Mark Pithan and Wesley Siebert, Continuum Financial.


What’s new in our Plattsmouth School District

Thursday, September 2nd – Business 2 Business Luncheon, Speaker Dr. Richard Hasty, Plattsmouth Schools Superintendent.


Thursday, September 2nd – Ribbon Cutting 7:00 pm, Uptown Athletic Club,

Eagles Club, Plattsmouth,

6:00 pm  Social Hour,

7:00 pm  Ribbon Cutting

Dinner will follow


Please think about staying for Dinner, the cost is $20.00 per person.  Learn how the Uptown Athletic Club helps Youth through High school, in their Athletic Programs in Plattsmouth. 



Tuesday, September 14th is the first class out of five, to begin your Business Plan

We are coming up on that time of year again, Plattsmouth Harvest Festival (previously known as the Kass Kounty King Korn Karnival).  The Plattsmouth Chamber will be co-hosting with the Korn Klub on Sept. 10th and 11th with the (“Cheers Garden”).  The Chamber will have 3 shifts to fill on Friday; 2:00 to 5:00, 5:00 to 9:00 and 9:00 to midnight!

Also, we will need help to set-up on Thursday afternoon on the 9th of Sept. and take down Sunday the 12th.

Please contact the Chamber if you are able to volunteer for any of the above shifts.

Thank you,

Lisa M. Davis, Executive Director

Platttsmouth Chamber of Commerce

918 Washington Avenue

Plattsmouth, NE 68048

Phone:  402-296-6021

Fax:      402-296-6974



IS HOSTING its 1st annual Pie Eating Contest at 7:30pm on Saturday, September 11th. Stop in or call 296-3000 or 889-7553 to register. Entry deadline is September 1st. $100 gift certificate to the winner.



Applications are being accepted for singers and musicians (of all ages) who would like to try out for an opportunity to singor play the National Anthem during the Plattsmouth Harvest Festival September 9th through 12th.  The auditions, open to residentsof Cass County, will be held on Wednesday, August 25th at 6pm at the Plattsmouth Community Center. Applications with details may be downloaded from  For more information, or if you are unable to download the application, please contact Korn Klub President Terry Little, 296-417


2010 High School Football

Plattsmouth and Weeping Water open their seasons on August 27th.

Conestoga, Louisville and Elmwood-Murdock kick off the following week.

Conestoga: BYE, Omaha Brownell-Talbot, @ Louisville, @ Logan View, Platteview, Auburn, @ Falls City, Douglas County West,

@ SyracusePlattsmouth: South Sioux City, @ Boys Town, Elkhorn, Blair, @ Bennington, @ Crete, Waverly, @ Norris, @ Nebraska City (The 2011 season will be the same but rotate home teams.)
Louisville: BYE, @ Johnson Co. Central, Conestoga, @ Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer, Omaha Brownell-Talbot, @ Oakland-Craig, Elmwood-Murdock, Yutan, @ Archbishop Bergan
Weeping Water: Aquinas Catholic, @ Elmwood-Murdock, BYE, @ Yutan, Wilber-Clatonia, Palmyra, @ Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer, Johnson County Central, @ Lourdes Central Catholic
Elmwood-Murdock: BYE, @ Weeping Water, @ Lourdes Central Catholic, Malcolm, @ Archbishop Bergan, Omaha Brownell-Talbot, Louisville, @ Oakland-Craig, Yutan




Plattsmouth: Blair, Platteview Invite, @ Gretna, Norris, Gradoville Tournament, Omaha Bryan, @ Nebraska City, @ Syracuse/Ralston, @ Falls City, Waverly, Ashland-Green. Tournament, EMC Tourney, Roncalli, @ Elkhorn, @ Auburn, @ Platteview/Bryan, Elkhorn South-Conestoga: @ Raymond Central/Wahoo, Weeping Water Invitational, Mead/Palmyra, Malcolm Invite, @ Weeping Water, @ Bennington/Syracuse, Malcolm, Yutan, Conestoga Tournament, East Butler, @ Louisville/Elmwood-Murdock, ECNC Tourney, @ Ft. Calhoun, Ashland-Greenwood, Weeping Water, Syracuse

Elmwood-Murdock: Freeman Invite, Falls City, Malcolm Invite, @ Johnson County/East Butler, Weeping Water, @ Syracuse/Palmyra, @ Malcolm/Mead, @ Sterling, @Louisville/Conestoga, ECNC Tournament, Elmwood-Murdock Tournament, @Johnson County Central/Yutan.
Louisville: @Malcolm/Brownell-Talbot, Boys Town Tournament, Malcolm Invite, Ashland-Greenwood, @ Mead, Louisville Booster Tourney, @ Johnson County Central/Weeping Water, Lincoln Christian, @Fort Calhoun/Yutan, Elmwood-Murdock/Conestoga, ECNC Tournament, @DC West/Boys Town, East Butler/Palmyra
Weeping Water: @ Palmyra/Dorchester, Weeping Water Invitational, Yutan, Omaha St. Peter Claver, @ Brownell-Talbot, Conestoga, @ Cedar Bluffs, @ Elmwood-Murdock, Louisville Booster Tournament, @Johnson County Central/Louisville, @ Malcolm/East Butler, @ Raymond Central, ECNC Tournament, @Boys Town/St. Peter Claver, Omaha Christian Academy/Scribner-Snyder, College View Academy

Support Our Heros


Support Our Heros PVFD

Thank a Smoke Eater this Week!

Our Plattsmouth Volunteer Fire and Rescue risk everything for you.

Visit their Website HERE and Support Our Heros!


Otoe County Genealogical Society

will host its September meeting at 7:00pm on September 9th at the Morton-James Public Library at 923 First Corso in Nebraska City.  Lincoln Family History Center director, Tina Wells, will give a presentation on 'Resources from Family Search'. This presentation will cover how to utilize the Family History Center's resources from not only the FHC's facilities, but from your home computer as well."

Curtis Wolbert

President/Otoe County Genealogical Society



Plattsmouth Library Happenings

The library will be hosting a Dance Dance Revolution tournament entitled, "Girls Just Wanna Dance" fro 1:30 - 3:30 on

Saturday, September 18th.  This tournament will be made up of female teams of two and is open to anyone.

Plattsmouth Public Library patrons now have access to e-books at Overdrive Digital Media.  Overdrive Digital Media first became available to our patrons in February of 2010.  Initially patrons were able to download audiobooks to compatible devices.  Now patrons are also able to download e-books from Overdrive.  To have access to these services you need a valid Plattsmouth Public Library card.  Just stop by the library and we can assist you with Overdrive and register you for a library card.




will host Big Red Dinners again this year. It's the same as in the past: $100 for all five nights of steak dinners and Husker coaches.
Send your check made out to Uptown Athletic Club to Steve Daniell, 14502 Fir Circle, Plattsmouth, NE 68048. Pick up your ticket books at the first meeting on September 2nd.
Call 297-1204 with your questions.

“Jake’s Women” On Stage at Lofte Theatre

Manley, NE [August 18, 2010]- The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley opens Neil Simon’s play, “Jake’s Women” on August 27.  Mr. Simon is one of America's favorite playwrights.  His uncanny knack for balancing humor with drama continues to resonate well with audiences of all ages.

Written in 1992, the script is fairly modern and translates well to today's audiences.  The story revolves around Jake, a writer whose second marriage is in crisis because of his unresolved feelings for his first wife, who is deceased.  Jake begins to play a game where he summons the people in his life for "imagined conversations."  However, soon, the women start entering his world without his control and the hallucinations start to cause havoc.  Jake's first wife, second wife, daughter, sister and therapist are soon interrupting his daily life and making Jake question what is real and what is imagined.

 The production is directed by and stars Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water in the title role.  The rotating cast of women in Jake’s life are played by Brigid Amos and Brenna Thompson of Lincoln, Shari Hoelker of Omaha, Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth, Alyssa DiPaolo of Elmwood, Renae Koehler of Firth.  Young Riah Carrera of Bellevue makes her Lofte debut as Jake’s young daughter.

Performance dates are August 27-29, September 3-5 and 9-12.  Curtain times are 7:30pm on Thursday-Saturday and 2pm matinees on Sundays.  General admission tickets are $16.  Reservations can be made by calling the Lofte ticket office at (402) 234-2553.

The Lofte is located near the intersection of Hwy 1 and Hwy 50 near the town of Manley.  For driving directions and more information about the theater, please visit our website,


Edward Jones-Making Sense of Investing

DECISIONS SURROUNDING SOCIAL SECURITY have become increasingly complex. See your choices more clearly. On Thursday, August 26 at 7pm at Edward Jones, 2380 West 8th Ave, Suite 5, we'll talk about how benefits are calculated, receiving benefits while working and options for spouses. Seating is limited so please call 296-0515 to reserve your space. Brad Ksiazek, EDWARD JONES, Making Sense of Investing


Looking for a JOB????

Conestoga Schools

is now hiring and training bus and van drivers for the 2010-2011 school year.

Call 235-2206 or 297 2610

Mid-State School Bus


Part time instructors for gymnastics, tumbling, cheerleading, yoga and aerobics.  Must be 18 or older

with experience in teaching these types of classes.

Call 296-2858



Community Memorial Hospital in Syracuse, NE

is accepting applications for a full-time phlebotomy position in the laboratory.

This position is for a minimum of 32 day hours per week, with rotating weekends.

Phlebotomy experience preferred but not required.

If interested an online application can be found at

For more information, contact Jerel Katen, Laboratory Director at 402-269-7597 EOE


PLATTSMOUTH EAGLES is now accepting applications for experienced bartenders. Please apply within.


Plattsmouth Animal Shelter Pets of the Week

For Adoption:

Male Scottish Terrier

Spayed longhaired, front declawed cat


Lost & Found

American Eskimo...stray female, found

for further information visit the website @

or call Sue Baker at 298-8235


2010 Southeast Nebraska

Diversified Ag Tour

Friday, September 10th

The tour will include stops at:
* Sunny Slope Farm (Filley) * West Blue Farm (Milford)
* Shadow Brook Farm (Denton) * Branched Oak Farm

The tour provides unique experiences to learn about CSA (Community
Supported Agriculture), organic crop and livestock production, free
range poultry and eggs, honey, flowers, cheese making, vegetable and herb
production, as well as Farmer’s Markets and direct marketing.

Cost: $20.00/person (includes transportation and lunch)

Deadline to Register: Friday, September 3

Questions? Contact your local UNL Extension Office

2010 Southeast Nebraska Diversified Ag Tour

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 3

City_____________________________________ State____________ Zip_________________
Phone_________________________________ Email___________________________________
Registration Fee: $20.00/Person
Checks can be made payable to : UNL Extension
Return to:

UNL Extension Nemaha County                            

Gary Lesoing
Courthouse, 1824 N Street
Auburn, NE 68305

Phone 402-274-4755                                                   

UNL Extension Educator
Lindsay Chichester
UNL Extension Educator
Phone: 402-245-4324

UNL Extension Richardson County
1700 Stone Street, Courthouse
Falls City, NE 68355

Jessica Jones
UNL Extension Educator
Phone: 402-335-3669

UNL Extension Johnson County
Courthouse, P.O. Box 779
Tecumseh, NE 68450

Vaughn Hammond
UNL Extension Educator
Phone: 402-873-3166

UNL Kimmel Center
5985 G Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410






Greenblatt & Seay

Workshop/Performance Schedule

Friday, August 27, 7:30 PM, David in “Train Songs & Tails of the
Westward Rails”, Public Library, Emerson, NE

Saturday, September 11, 1 PM - 3 PM, Contest Fiddling Workshop, in
the Old Avoca Schoolhouse (pre-registration required)

A Sightreading Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, October 2, 2010, from 1 PM - 3 PM in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in picturesque Avoca, Nebraska.  This will be a wonderful opportunity  to play with other music students, and sightread music that you've never seen before, and don't have to ever see again.  During the workshop, musicians will  be discussing how to negotiate new compositions with minimum stress, and maximum music.  The beauty of this workshop is that all you have to do is show up.  There is no preparation necessary, although pre-registration is required, and there is a $20.00 fee.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday, October 10, 2:30 PM, Schoolhouse Fiddling Bee, in the Old
Avoca Schoolhouse (registration starts at 1 PM, fiddlers and their
back-up admitted free) $5.00 for adults, $1.00 for children

Sunday, November 14, 2:30 PM, Schoolhouse Performance Series,
“Wedding Music You Should and Shouldn’t Have at Your Wedding”, in the
Old Avoca Schoolhouse, $5.00 for adults, $1.00 for children



The Cornhusker Motor Club Foundation is a non-profit organization funded by contributions from AAA, its members, and generous supporters who believe in its mission.  The Foundation's goals include supporting tourism efforts across Nebraska which enhance economic development and provide visitors with a greater ability to enjoy our state's natural wonders and man-made treasurers.


If you have a special need in your community that deserves consideration, please submit your request to:  Rose White, Executive Director, CMC Foundation, P.O. Box 3985, Omaha, NE 68103.  Matching grants are available for 2010 and 2011 projects.


For more information about the Cornhusker Motor Club Foundation visit


Have You Thought About Being An Innkeeper?


Harriet Gould, Innkeeper, Pine Crest Farms B&B

Valparaiso, NE


Think about the possibilities…do you like people?  Do you like to entertain?  Do you have extra space in your home to share with travelers?  Do you like to cook?  If your answer to these questions is “yes”, perhaps becoming an innkeeper at your own bed and breakfast is something you should think about.  There are many advantages to innkeeping, but like any other business, there are disadvantages too.  Would you like to find out more about innkeeping in Nebraska?


To help you investigate these questions and more, the Nebraska Association of Bed and Breakfast (NABB) is hosting a workshop on Monday, October 11, 2010.  The Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop (AIW) will be held in Lincoln, NE, on the Fallbrook Campus of Concordia University.  Two veteran innkeepers, Jeanna Stavas, owner of Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast in Nebraska City and Harriet Gould, who owns Pine Crest Farms B&B in Valparaiso, NE, will host this workshop.  Jeanna currently serves as the President of NABB and has been in the B&B business for 5 years.  Harriet is a retired educator having served over 40 years in education as teacher, principal, curriculum director, coach and adjunct professor.  She shares her innkeeping responsibilities with her husband and brother-in-law.  She has been an innkeeper for over 12 years.


Nebraska’s bed and breakfasts are each unique and different.  Whispering Pines property is over 100 years old while the owners built Pine Crest Farms property as their residence in the early 1970s.  Some B&B’s are located in cities while others are in very rural settings.  Amenities vary widely from inn to inn too.  Lincoln’s Atwood House is a stately Georgian colonial that has Jacuzzi tubs and luxurious bathrooms while Whispering Pines has an outdoor hot tub and Pine Crest Farms has a spacious outdoor swimming pool.  Burchell’s White Hill Farmhouse Inn in Minden has a restaurant on the property as well as a gift shop.  Traditions B&B in Columbus has an award-winning restaurant attached to the B&B while The Hanlon House in Scottsbluff hosts many cultural events at the B&B.  KrazyWoman Orchard B&B in Scribner is an updated 1900s era farmhouse surrounded by pine, hazelnut, pecan trees and country views. Other inns have none of these amenities but offer the traveler a quiet night’s rest in a unique setting.  There are many, many options available when you begin to think about creating your B&B.  Check out the NABB website to explore the many approved and inspected inns that are members of the state’s B&B association, offering a quality standard for the B&B industry.


Consider attending the Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop on October 11 in Lincoln.  Attendees must register in advance for this workshop.  Complete details about this workshop and the NABB Fall Conference are located on the NABB website :


Again, think about the possibilities…being your own boss, cooking breakfast for your guests, meeting people from around the globe, being an ambassador for Nebraska tourism, running your business out of your home, and creating “a night to remember and days to tell your friends about” for your many guests.


Quote of the week:

True friends and healers do not limit your options.  They expand them.

-- Alan Cohen





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Thank you for your support and be well.

Vicki Moses

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