Plattsmouth Newsletter  October 13, 2010


Harvest Safety

Its harvest time....

Let's all keep our hands on the wheel, ours eyes on the road and patience in our hearts.




Upcoming Chamber Events

that you will not want to miss:

It’s a Husker Tailgate

When: October 23, 2010

Where: St John’s Gymnasium, 500 South 18th St.
Plattsmouth, NE 68048

Time: 5:30 Social Hour and Silent Auction

A variety of food and appetizers will be
served throughout the evening. You will not
leave hungry!!!

Live Auction will begin approximately 8:00
pm. This will be an evening of fun you will
not want to miss!

Your Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce is
hosting this wonderful event. Tickets are
$35.00 each or a Corporate Table of 10 for
$280.00! Call the Chamber Office at 296-6021
for your reservation now!! Please make your
reservation no later than October 15th!

The Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce
sponsors many local events for businesses
and our community. We need your support
to help put our new ideas to work!!

Lisa M. Davis, Executive Director

918 Washington Avenue

Plattsmouth, NE 68048

Phone:  402-296-6021

Fax:       402-296-6974

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SENCA  Toys 4 Tots

For any that might need a little extra help this Christmas or if you know anyone Senca in Plattsmouth will be doing Toys for Tots again this year. Nov. 1st  thru Dec. 3rd you may pick up an application at the office located at 702 Main Street.  If you would like to help make a child's Christmas brighter this year you can donate too!!

For further information please contact

Jen West at 296-4477




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.



The Plattsmouth Conservancy Presents



Haunted Victorian ghost walk
October 22 & 23
7:30—10 p.m.

Tickets must be purchased in
advance at
Antiques Off Main
125 South 5th Street * 296-3113

Fee $20

Follow the night watchman throughout the enchanted hills of Plattsmouth to step inside historic homes and
experience haunted tales of current and days gone by.
Tour Homes/Property Include:

• The Waldhaus • The Lucas House • The Blankman House • Cass County Court House

This is a walking tour. Appropriate dress and walking shoes are highly recommended.
This program is funded in part by the Nebraska Humanities Council, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and the Cass County Visitor’s Bureau.



Support our Heroes


Support Our Heros PVFD

Thank a Smoke Eater this Week!

Our Plattsmouth Volunteer Fire and Rescue risk everything for you.


Art Show

at Lake Ridge Golf Course Thursday (10/21) 7pm to 9pm. Showcasing jewelry by Anita Carmichael ( and acrylic paintings by E. Spencer. Appetizers will be served. Call 402-297-2491 with questions.


NOVEMBER 7 – 13, 2010

SUNDAY 12:00 – 4:00 PM


9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

PERFORM FROM 6:00 – 8:00 PM

CENTER ON NOVEMBER 5 --- 8 am - 2 pm)


"A Scarecrow Contest" sponsored by Louisville B.U.I.L.D.
The scarecrows will take up residence on Louisville's Main Street October 16th through 31st.
Entry forms are available at <>  and at the Louisville City Office. Entry forms are needed by October 8th. Questions can be directed to Nancy at 234-2750.

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 &

Now thru 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)



After a year absence, the Lower Platte River Corridor Alliance will again hold its biennial Lower Platte River Summit in 2010. This year's event will take place at Mahoney State Park's Riverview Lodge on Tuesday, October 21st from 9am to 5pm. Bob Wagner, Senior Policy and Program Advisor for the American farmland Trust will provide the keynote presentation beginning at 9am. The presentation will be followed by panel discussion of local stakeholders, agency and organization representatives. The afternoon will be spent touring project sites and other resources of the Lower Platte River Corridor. The bus tour will be followed by a reception from 4 to 5pm.
Registration online at



Plattsmouth Library Happenings

No school on October 21st

Come to the library.

Open Gaming from 10:30 am – 4:00 pm we have the new “Halo Reach” Xbox 360

October 30th

Halloween Party

10:00 am – 11:00 am

November 15 save this date.

David Wells will be talking about “Christmas in Wartime”; a light supper will be provided.

Limited seating, registration preferred. Call 296-4154

There is no cost for this program.

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Gale reminds citizens of deadlines for November election

LINCOLN – Secretary of State John Gale outlined deadlines regarding voter registration and early voting for the Nov. 2 Nebraska general election.

Early voting for the election starts Sept. 27 by mail or in person at county election offices.

Any registered voter can cast an early-voting ballot.

Gale listed the following deadlines for the November election:

--Mail-in voter registrations must be postmarked by Oct. 15. Registrations close at motor vehicle offices and state agencies on Oct. 15

--In-person voter registration at county election offices ends at 6 p.m. Oct. 22. This includes registration changes such as updating an address.

--Registered voters can make requests until 4 p.m. Oct. 27 for early-voting ballots to be mailed. Nov. 1 is the deadline for in-person early voting at county election offices. The close of polls on Nov. 2 is the deadline for the return of early-voting ballots, including ballots returned by mail.

Gale urged eligible Nebraskans who aren’t registered voters to take the time to register.

“Voting in Nebraska is a very user-friendly process,” he said. “All you have to do is take the time to study a sample ballot and vote.

“It’s as easy as buying a cup of coffee at your neighborhood coffee shop.”

Gale reminded people to update their voter registration if they have moved within a county or submit a new registration if they have moved from one county to another.

People with questions can call their county election office or the Secretary of State’s Office toll free at (888) 727-0007.


Lynn Rothe Estate Auction

Sunday, October 17 · 12:00pm - 6:00pm
701 W. River St. Weeping WaterE
verything has to go!!! Tools, equipment, furniture, knick-knacks, guns,antiques, a trencher, an International pick-up, scrap iron, you name it!!!


PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISCOUNT CARDS are available for FREE for individuals with no insurance or whose prescriptions are not covered by their insurance.  Call the Sarpy/Cass Dept. of Health & Wellness at 339-4334 ext. 207 or toll-free 800-645-0134 ext. 207.


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Introducing...........M & M Cleaning

Our jobs were eliminated but, it won't get us down!!

Residential and Business Cleaning.

. Big or Small We clean them all!

Free Estimates!

M&M Cleaning

Call Marsha Kepler 402-275-3231 or Mary Crook 402-275-3277



Cryin Creek Candles and The Farmhouse Lounge

This is going to be a fright-tastically fun & frightening month!!!  Check it out . . .
October 16th & 17th: Get Spooked in the Valley (in conjunction with the Scenic Weeping Water Valley Association). Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and (note special hours) Sunday from Noon to 7:00 p.m., we will be featuring a "cookie buffet," candle sales and sassy new merchandise. We will also be serving lunch both days beginning at 11:30 a.m. courtesy of the Smokin' Farmall.  Take part it in our "Local Lore and Halloween" trivia test and win prizes!
The SWVA businesses in the area will be featuring fun things to do all weekend as well, so check out their web site,, and make a roadtripping adventure out of it!
October 23rd: Fourth Annual Fall Scavenger Hunt.  You know the drill . . . teams of 2 to 4 players, $5.00/person, registration begins at 6:00 p.m., lists will be handed out at 6:30 p.m.  Be the first back with all the items and win the pot!  All teams must be back by 10:30 p.m.  A camera phone or digital camera is required!  Beware . . . this year's list will haunt you!!!
October 30th: A Ghoulish Gathering. It's our annual Halloween party and costume contest!  Get your freak on and win fun prizes! Drink specials and spooky Halloween treats for all!  The fun starts at 7:00 p.m.
Please become a fan of either or both Cryin' Creek Candles and/or The Farmhouse Lounge on Facebook.  We update often, so it's the best place to stay connected to the shop! We've even been known to give away free stuff!
Kris Rathe, Owner
Cryin' Creek Candles & The Farmhouse Lounge
4513 - 132nd Street
Weeping Water, NE  68463
Phone: 402-267-3235 or 877-707-2805



14th Annual Schoolhouse Fiddling Bee

The Fourteenth Annual Schoolhouse Fiddling Bee in Avoca, Nebraska, was enjoyed by a full house on Sunday afternoon, October 10, in the auditorium of The Old Avoca Schoolhouse.

Musicians from Nebraska (Fort Calhoun, Omaha, Seward, Weeping Water) and Murray, Kentucky competed.

In the Open Division, each fiddler has to play a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice.  The winners are:

First Place - Jim Harvey, Omaha, Nebraska
Second Place - Zachary Bram, Omaha, Nebraska
Third Place - Gretchen Moll, Seward, Nebraska

In the Singing Division, each fiddler has to play and sing a tune at the same time.  The winners are:

First Place- Gretchen Moll, Seward, Nebraska
Second Place- Ella Moll, Seward, Nebraska

In the Fee Fi Faux Division, each musician has to play a fiddle tune on an instrument that is not a fiddle.

The winner is:   Ella Moll, guitarist, Seward, Nebraska

Next year, the 15th Annual Schoolhouse Fiddling Bee will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2011.

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Wine Dinners Return!

Harvest Wine Dinner
A celebration of Local Food and Wine
October 15, 7pm

We will be kicking off our Fall Wine Dinner series by showcasing locally produced goods.

The cost of the dinner is $50 per person, but see below for a special package put together especially for this event!


Country Pork Terrine
Whole Grain Mustard
Artisan Bread
First Course
Pumpkin Ravioli
Sage Brown Butter
Braised Cranberries
Second Course
Bison Burgundy
Pearl Onions
Rosemary Game Hen
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Brussels Sprouts in Pecan Butter
Parsnip Puree
Caramel Apple Galette
Cinnamon Ice Cream

Space is limited and reservations required, please call 402.267.5267 for more details or to reserve your spot!

Harvest Wine Dinner Couples Package
We are offering a special package deal for those who want a truly unique experience. (It is two-thirds of the way to Valentine's Day, you know...)
$195 per couple
  • An overnight stay at the beautiful, historic Fitzgerald Hotel in downtown Plattsmouth.
  • Transportation to and from SVE on The BUS (you don't have to worry about driving!)
  • Two spots at SVE's Harvest Wine Dinner
This is a very special, romantic and fabulous deal that won't be around for long! Space is limited to the first 8 couples, so don't delay!
Call 267.5267 for more details and to reserve your spot.





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.
Call 297-1204 with your questions.

Buy a ticket book for the last 4 dinners for $80 or a one night ticket for $20 while they last.

Call Steve Daniell, 297-1204 or 298-7268.

Proceeds go towards Plattsmouth Athletic Programs




"To celebrate the beginning of fall season, the Otoe County Genealogical Society will host a "Fall Foliage Wyuka Tour" at 6:00pm on October 14th at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City.  Guests can enjoy the beauty of Nebraska's oldest public cemetery while Wyuka Cemetery historian, Don Hegr, guides them on a 2-hour tour of the cemetery's grounds.  Don will cover not only the history of this prestigious cemetery, but will also share stories about some of Wyuka's prominent (and not so prominent) residents that are buried there as well.  In addition, Wyuka Cemetery's book, "Wyuka A place of rest; Nebraska City's Pioneer Cemetery", will be available for purchase before and after the tour."





Contact Vicki Moses at 402-949-2254 or

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316 Chicago Ave., Plattsmouth

201 Main Street, Louisville 

Business Printing
Stationary                          Mailings                                Business Cards                  Books
Forms                             Flyers                                      Brochures                  Promotional
Screen Printing & Embroidery

T-Shirts                    Sweat Shirts                Hats                  Jackets
Sign Making
Banners                         Windows                                     Buildings                        Magnets
Yard Signs                                  Vehicles





Recipe of the Week



Slow-Cooker Apple Crisp

What You Need

1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1/2 cup  sugar, divided
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
10   Granny Smith apples (3 lb.), peeled, sliced
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
6 Tbsp.  butter, melted, divided
12 NILLA Wafers, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup  PLANTERS Sliced Almonds

Make It

MIX dry pudding mix, 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon. Toss fruit with 1/4 cup butter in large bowl. Add pudding mixture; mix lightly. Spoon into slow cooker; cover with lid. Cook on LOW 4 to 6 hours (or HIGH 2 to 3 hours).

MEANWHILE, combine chopped wafers, nuts, remaining butter and sugar in shallow microwaveable dish. Microwave on HIGH 1 min.; stir. Microwave 1-1/2 to 2 min. or until golden brown, stirring every 30 sec. Cool.

SPRINKLE with nut mixture just before serving.

The Plattsmouth Animal Shelter

finished the last challenge in the top 20 in Nebraska - thanks to all of you who continued to vote everyday. The animals at the shelter need all of us to make them #1. We are the only shelter in Cass County so PLEASE be proud of us and vote and encourage everyone you know to vote EVERYDAY.

The easy to follow instructions are listed below - OUR SHELTER ANIMALS NEED YOUR HELP TO WIN!            THANK YOU!

Ready for the NEXT Shelter+ Challenge?

The Animal Rescue Site and are very excited to announce that the next Animal Rescue Site Shelter+ Challenge - together with will begin on Monday, September 20th!

Looking for highlights? The Holiday Shelter+ Challenge will run all the way through Sunday, December 19th, and winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 22nd. The Grand Prize will be a $10,000 grant to help animals, but we're also adding some exciting new prizes for shelters to try for. There will be Dark Horse Prize winners — rescue organizations that have never won a grant in ANY of our Challenges — and we will also offer a unique opportunity for voters to share their beloved rescue pets in the Shelter Fan Photo Contest to win a grant for their favorite rescue group!

So stay tuned for more details, stay involved, and keep clicking to help rescued animals. Remember, in the midst of the excitement, that we are all trying to accomplish the same thing: a brighter future for animals in need everywhere. Working together, we will succeed!


Mid America Motorplex


FRIDAY, OCT 15th  - 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.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18 - is Moto Monday at the road course in conjunction with Ducati Omaha.   Sport bikes from around the area will be speeding around the track from 1 pm till 6 pm, with registration beginning at 12:00 PM.

FRIDAY, OCT 15TH – is Friday Night Street Racing at Rolling Thunder Drag Strip.  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.  Opening night for our Haunted Tower of Doom (free with paid admission)   Admission for spectators is $10 with children 12 & under free.

SATURDAY, OCT 16th – is NAPA Hot Wheelz mas/rdk race #4.  Gates open at 2 pm.  Racing in electronics, non-electronics, trophy street, trophy slick, and test/tunes.  Spectators are $10 with children 12 and under free. Haunted Tower of Doom will be open for hauntingly good time!

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.



The Lofte

Production dates for “Christmas at Leon’s: are Dec 3-5, 10-12, and 16-19.  The theater is located near Manley, Nebraska near the intersection of Hwy 50 and Hwy 1.

“Unnecessary Farce” Is a Necessary Experience

Manley, NE [September 30, 2010]- On October 15, the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley will continue its tradition of fast-paced comedy productions by opening Paul Slade’s hilarious “Unnecessary Farce.”

Written in 2002, the script is modern and very witty.  The story takes place in two adjoining hotel rooms.  In one room, two rookie cops prepare to bust their town’s mayor for embezzlement.  With the help of a love-starved woman accountant and a video camera, they set-up a sting in the adjoining room.  However, their simple plan soon goes haywire.  The accountant keeps taking off her clothes.  The mayor’s security guard is overly protective.  A mysterious Scottish hitman appears, but is brogue is so thick no one can understand his instructions.

The production is directed by Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water.  The colorful ensemble cast includes Kyle Lorenz of Lincoln, Anne Pope of Eagle, Anna Strobel and Ken Patry of Omaha, Kevin and Dawn Holdorf of Manley and Joshua Smith of La Vista.

Performance dates are October 15-17, 22-24 and 28-31.   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 their website,



Greenblatt & Seay

Workshop/Performance Schedule

Sunday, October 24, 3 PM, Debby, Performing in the Hastings Symphony, Masonic Center, Hastings, NE
David Seay, Master Artist with the Nebraska Arts Council, will be presenting a free harmonica workshop on Sunday, October 24, at 1:30 PM, in the Joslyn Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.  Within the first few minutes workshop participants will be playing actual folk songs on their very own harmonicas.  Harmonicas will be available at the workshop.  For more information, contact David at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Sunday, November 14, 2:30 PM, Schoolhouse Performance Series,
“Wedding Music You Should and Shouldn’t Invite to Your Wedding”, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse,
Avoca, NE

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

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Weekly Contest

I will be taking a picture each week to add to the newsletter.  It will be a random

photo taken in the Cass County area.  If you have an idea of where this photo

was taken and are the first to respond to my email at

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you will be the weeks winner and listed on the following weeks newsletter.

I hope to be able to offer some type of 'prize' in the future.  If you are

interested in donating a prize to be given out please contact me at the

above email address.  Thank you!



Quote of the week:

Changing the world is a natural result of inner peace, not a substitute for it.






Once you have signed up for Jazzercise, you may take unlimited classes with your Jazzercise EFT Ticket.

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Enter from 3rd door on 2nd Street

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Questions? Please call Beth at 677-9697





I hope you enjoyed this week's newsletter.  Please feel free to email me any thoughts, ideas, pictures or any information you would like to see included in future newsletters.  Please get the information to me no later than Monday morning @ 8 a.m. to be included in the following Wednesday edition.

Thank you for your support and be well.

Vicki Moses

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