Plattsmouth Harvest Festival


"Where Corn is still King"

September 9th - 12th


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Plattsmouth Newsletter  September 8, 2010


Upcoming Plattsmouth Chamber Events

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.


The Chamber has been contacted by Sarpy/Cass Department of Health & Wellness, they are Plattsmouth Chamber members and are asking for our help, for a program they have put together for the Plattsmouth Elementary Schools.  I pulled one of the paragraphs out of this email that will help you understand what they are asking, if you don’t have time to read the entire article today.

On October 6th, the elementary kids will not be dropped off at the school door. Instead, they will start their walk to school at one of three locations near the school. We will need about 19 volunteers to help organize at these locations and act as crossing guards. If a chamber member would like to provide and present a prize to one of the artists at the assembly, advertisement or awareness of the event, or to volunteer at a “walk to school station”, they can call me or e-mail me at the address/number below. Thank you, very much.

Please let me know if you would like to participate!


Lisa M. Davis, Executive Director

Platttsmouth Chamber of Commerce

918 Washington Avenue

Plattsmouth, NE 68048

Phone:  402-296-6021

Fax:      402-296-6974

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The first Friday of every month, the Plattsmouth Community Center has a dance and mini-lesson.  The event is from 6:30 to 8:30.  It is free to members and cost $5 for non-member.  We play a variety of music and the dance is primarily for ballroom, Latin and swing dancing.





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.


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!


Pumpkin Festival

911 - 108th St., Avoca, NE

Hay Rides
U-Pick Pumpkins
Nature Trail
Corn Box
New! Gourd Garden
New! Duck Races
Wheelbarrow Maze
Farm Animals
Ag Exhibits
Play Areas & Games
Pumpkin Painting
Schoolhouse Café
serving pork
sandwiches, brats, hot
dogs & homemade pie
on the weekends

Large Gift Shop

Tons of pumpkins,
gourds, squash &
harvest decorations

We do field trips &

September 18 – October 31, 2010

Fridays 1-6 p.m., Weekends 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

FREE to shop the Pumpkin Barn, Gift Shop & Café, or
$4.00 to enjoy all the other attractions (ages 2 & under FREE)


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

Children’s Program September 11, 2010

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

“Carnival of Animals Day”

Hens and Roosters





Gaming @ Plattsmouth Public Library

Fall Hours

Monday - Wednesday

4:00 pm – 7 pm


11:00am – 3 pm


Girls Just Wanna Dance

Dance Dance Revolution (Wii)

September 18, 2010

1:30 – 3:30 pm

Bring your daughters, cousins, friends, sisters and nieces.

Everybody eligible for the door prize

Plattsmouth Library hours of operation during the Harvest Festival

Closed September 6, 2010 Labor Day

Close at 5:00 pm Thursday September 9,

Closed Friday September 10

Closed Saturday September 11



will be holding a budgeting class on September 16th from 5:30 to 7pm at the Center for Children and Families in Nebraska City. 

The address is 917 Wildwood Lane (DHHS office building).

Evelyn Olonso of Woodmen of the World will be the speaker.

For further information contact Jen West at 296.4477.

Daycare will not be provided.


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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

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  September  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,



“Pillage the Village" Day

Kickball Tournament
Pancake Feed (Manley Fire Department)
Kids Games
“Manly” Tractor Pull

Live Band/Beer Garden

Turkey Legs Smokin' all day

Save This Date.........Saturday,

Manley's Annual

(Manley Hide Away)

If you have any arts, crafts or products that you would like to display,

there is still space available. Give Betty Meyer a call @ 402-234-5232.

Watch for times & sign-up info @ Location : Manley, NE





On Sept. 17, 2010, University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension is partnering with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, the Sandhills Resource Conservation and Development District and a group of ranchers who have successfully developed value-added enterprises on their ranches and are collectively known as Nebraska High Country, to deliver a day long conference to help other ranchers understand how to utilize their resources to generate additional business stability. This program will be held at the Halsey State 4H Camp, just west of Halsey, NE beginning at 8:30 am. Subjects covered will include collaborating with other ranchers, developing an enterprise plan, agri-tourism in Nebraska and marketing an enterprise on the web.

 For more information or registration, contact Scott Cotton at UNL Extension (308) 432-3373. A registration deadline is 4pm on September 13.

Scott Cotton
Extension Educator - (Livestock, Range and Youth)
Unit Leader
Dawes County Office
University of Nebraska, Lincoln Extension
250 Main, Suite 8
Chadron, NE 69337
(308) 432-3373
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The Lincoln Squadron of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps

is looking for students (10-18) who have an interest in the Sea, the Navy or other military services. This is a voluntary youth organization with no commitment to future military service. Lincoln Squadron drills one weekend per month at Camp Ashland in Ashland NE. Check out the Sea Cadets on the web at or email the commanding officer LTJG Kimberly Koch for more information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Upcoming drill dates are:

Sept 17,18,19

Please note that Lincoln Squadron is not only for youth from Lincoln, but there are youth from many different cities: Seward, Chapman, Ashland, Greenwood, Elmwood, and Elkhorn and looking to expand into your community.

Please come check out what this program is about.  We can also be found on facebook under Naval Sea Cadet Corp – Lincoln Squadron.  You will find pictures from recent events and updated drill information.


LTJG Kimberly J Koch, NSCC

Lincoln Squadron

Commanding Officer



Mid America Motorplex

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH  - is another Fast Friday at Mid-America Motorplex.   Anyone with road course experience can bring their car to race at MAM’s 2.23 mile road course from 9 am to 6 pm at a reasonable charge, or race just a half day if they so choose.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH, AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH - is Track Addix/MAM Track Days with Riders School.  Cycle enthusiasts get an opportunity to ride in a controlled environment with other motorcyclists.  The sport bikes will be out in great numbers, with awesome speeds and cornering  on our 2.23 mile road course.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH – is Friday Night Street Racing at Rolling Thunder Drag Strip with Loess Hills Rally Kick off.  Participants can “Run What You Brung” on the drag strip as many times as they would like.  Gates open at 6 pm and racing runs from 7 pm till midnight.  Admission for spectators is $10 with children 12 & under free.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th, and SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER, 12TH - is the 11th Annual Loess Hills Motorcycle Rally at Rolling Thunder Drag Strip.  There will be a motorcycle rodeo, poker run, live bands, atv drag wars, big twin showdown,  and a huge fireworks display.  The weekend will also include a 9/11 remembrance lap around our 2.23 mile road course.  There will be numerous classes for racing and open to all bikes. Gates open at 8 am on both days, admission is $10 for adults and children 12 and under are free.  Friday, September 10th, you can purchase a 3 day pass for just $25.

MAM is located next to Interstate I-29 in Iowa, approximately 20 minutes from downtown Omaha, NE. When driving south from the Omaha metro area, take I-29 to the Glenwood exit (exit #35), and turn right (west). At the stop sign, turn left (south) onto 190th Street, go about 1 mile to Jesup Ave. and turn left, the track will be on your left.



Plattsmouth Animal Shelter

for further information visit the website @

or call Sue Baker at 298-8235


Rollin' Out the Red & White Carpet in Lincoln

for the

Nebraska Travel Conference


October 12-14, 2010
Hosted by: The Nebraska Department of Economic Development's Travel & Tourism Division


Cornhusker Marriot Hotel
Room Rate: $109
For reservations call 402-474-7474 or 1-866-706-7706
Book by September 24th

P.S. Please book now, the Nebraska-Texas game is directly following the conference
and room rates will be much higher if you book after September 24th!

For additional information contact:
Debbie Skinner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 402-658-4526

Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau

1135 M Street, Suite 300  |  Lincoln, Nebraska 68508  |  402-434-5335




Greenblatt & Seay

Workshop/Performance Schedule

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..

FOURTEENTH ANNUAL SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE.  This historical, hysterical event will take place on Sunday, October 10, at 2:30 PM, in the auditorium of the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.  In the Open Division, fiddlers will play a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice.  There will also be other divisions of competition available for the adventurous fiddlers, including a Singing Fiddler's Contest, a Twin Fiddler's Contest, a Fee-Fi-Faux Fiddler's Contest (fiddle tunes played on any instrument other than a fiddle), and a Hocus-Pocus Contest (cross-tuning, sound effects, dancing, etc.), which will give fiddlers an opportunity to play tunes that are usually not allowed in any other contest.  The prizes for the winners in the Open Division are $100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd place, and $25 for 3rd place.  Prizes will also be awarded for 1st place in the other contests. Registration for contestants starts at 1:30 PM the day of the FIDDLING BEE.  Admission is $5.00 for adults and $1.00 for children.  Fiddlers and their back-ups are admitted for free.

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:

The purpose of time is to enable you to learn how to use time constructively.

--  A Course in Miracles





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Thank you for your support and be well.

Vicki Moses

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