Plattsmouth Newsletter  October 20, 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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Soup Supper

Christ Lutheran Church

(Located on Hwy 66 & 84th Street)

November 6, 2010
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Adults $7, Children (4-11) $3

Homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts

Also visit our bake sale!


2010 Halloween Safe Night & Fall Festival

Papillion-La Vista South High School
(10799 HWY 370)

October 28th, 6:00-8:00 PM

Registration for the Costume Contest and doors will openat 6pm.
Event to include games, bounce houses and activities for all ages
 Many opportunities to win prizes, refreshments, lots of candyand much more!
Candy bags provided. No pre-registration is required.

Admission is free with a canned or non-perishable food item for one of the Sarpy County food pantries.

Call 402-597-2041 for more information.
Sponsored by:

Papillion-La Vista South Key Club • Papillion Police

Papillion Neighborhood Watch Association

Papillion Parks & Recreation • Papio Creek Church

Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass County • Mayor’s Youth Council


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.



Chicken Pie Supper

First Presbyterian Church
701 Chicago Avenue
Plattsmouth, Nebraska

October 21, 2010

Serving from 4:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Adults - $8.00
Children - $ 4.00


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.

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

Author of Omaha Gold Lawson Mccdowell will be at the Plattsmouth Library on November 6th Saturday at 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 offers voter guidelines for Election Day


LINCOLN – Secretary of State John Gale offered guidelines for Nebraska voters to prepare for the Nov. 2 general election.

 Going to the polls in Nebraska is easy and convenient,” Gale said. “But there are some simple steps you can take to make sure your voting experience goes smoothly.”

Gale offered the following guidelines for Election Day:

--Check your voter registration and polling place. People can check the status of their voter registration and location of their polling place by contacting their county election office or accessing

--Change of address. If a registered voter has moved within a county (out of their former precinct) and not updated their registration, the person should go to the polling place associated with their current residence. The person will be required to vote a provisional ballot.

--Be prepared. Before going to the polls, the voter should become informed about the candidates and issues on the ballot. Sample ballots are printed in newspapers and posted on county websites. Mark and take the sample ballot with you to the polling place.

--Conduct at the polls. To maintain proper decorum at the polls, it is requested that people turn off their cell phones.

--Campaigning prohibited. Campaign items such as buttons, stickers and T-shirts are not allowed in a polling place. It is illegal to campaign within 200 feet of a polling site.

--Voter identification. Proper identification will be required at the polling place of people who are newly registered by mail and did not provide identification. These people will be required to provide identification showing their current residence. Identification at the polling place is not required of other voters.

Polls are open on Election Day from 8 a.m. CDT (7 a.m. MDT) to 8 p.m. CDT (7 p.m. MDT).



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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Cryin Creek Candles and The Farmhouse Lounge

October 29th: 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


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Speaking of being spooked...
plan on coming out to SVE on Friday, October 29th for our third annual Hallowine celebration! Details to come...




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


What You Need

1 pkg. (2-layer size) spice cake mix
1 pkg.  (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1   egg

Make It

HEAT oven to 350ºF.

PREPARE cake batter as directed on package. Add dry pudding mix and pumpkin; mix well. Spoon into 24 paper-lined muffin cups.

BEAT cream cheese with mixer until creamy. Blend in sugar and egg; spoon over batter.

BAKE 18 to 21 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 5 min.; remove to wire racks. Cool completely.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Special Extra
Stir 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg into 1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping; spread over cooled cupcakes. Keep refrigerated.


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

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 22nd  - 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, OCT 23RDBoo Bash for cars.  All racing enthusiasts can run on the 2.23 mile road course all day and celebrate the Halloween season in the evening.

SUNDAY, OCT 24TH - Boo Bash for bikes.  All sport bike enthusiasts can run the 2.23 mile road course all day and celebrate the Halloween season in the evening.

FRIDAY, OCT 22ND – 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.  The Haunted Tower of Doom will be open and is free with paid admission.   Admission for spectators is $10 with children 12 & under free.

SATURDAY, OCT 23rd – is NAPA Hot Wheelz mas/rdk race #5.  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

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 Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a Jamming Workshop on Saturday, December 11, from 1 PM - 3 PM.   Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt will share some hints to help you play in a jam session with minimum stress, and maximum music.  Pre-registration is required, enrollment is limited, and there is a $20.00 fee.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Where in the Cass County Area is that?


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:

Life is too short to hold a grudge, also too long.

--  Robert Brault






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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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