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Plattsmouth Newsletter  November 10, 2010


A salute to  the brave men and women who have served in the Armed Forces will be held at 9am on Thursday (11/11) in the Conestoga Junior-Senior High School commons area. The program will include music, patriotic readings, a special video presentation and a guest speaker. All are welcome.
Conestoga Elementary School will be presenting a Veterans' Day Program on Thursday at 1pm in the elementary gym. "The public is invited to join in recognizing and thanking all veterans for their service to our country."
Louisville Public Schools is hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday at 10am in the high school gymnasium. The ceremony, honoring all past and present veterans has been prepared by Louisville High School students. This event is open to the public and will feature Retired Major General Mark Musick as guest speaker.  "Please join us as we honor our veterans."
Plattsmouth High School will be hosting a Veterans Day ceremony at 1:45pm Thursday. The keynote address will be by Colonel Michael P. Milburn, USAF, Ret. With special musical presentations by the USAF Heartland of America Band's "Brass in Blue" and the Plattsmouth High School music department.
The Elmwood G.A.R. Hall Veterans Museum, operated by American Legion Post #247 and located at 124 East "D" Street in Elmwood, will be open on Thursday from 10am until 3pm.  "Stop by and step back in time to learn of early Civil War veterans who helped shape this community as well as other area veterans who made possible the many freedoms we enjoy today."  For information, please call 402-994-5315 or 402-540-1662
Upcoming Chamber Events

that you will not want to miss:

The Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce at work for you.

This will be a free promotion for the first 50 Chamber
members who would like to participate!

What’s involved!!

The Chamber Business owner’s responsibility:

•Business must have a store front
•Provide a registration box
•Call the winner

The Plattsmouth Chamber will provide:

•Chamber will provide advertising in the paper for all the businesses involved.
•The Turkey (The winners will go to Thriftway to pick-up their free turkey)
•The registration forms
•The Gift Certificates for the Turkeys (you will need to have the winner come back
into your store to pick these up)
•Follow-up call or email to the Chamber office with the winner’s name. The Journal
will list all winners.

The Entry Rules:
Persons must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
Employees and their families are not eligible at their place of employment.
There is a limit of one entry per person per visit.

The contest will start on Monday, November 15th and run through
Saturday, December 11th. The deadline to be a part of this free pro-
motion is Monday, November 8th. The promotion will then start
in The Journal and the Cassgram that week.

Contact information:
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Friday, November 12th at Plattsmouth VFW #2543. 5:30 to 6:30 cocktails, dinner at 6:30pm. Reservation deadline is Thursday (11/4). Call 296-9905 or 296-7916

The Plattsmouth Early Childhood Center, 902 Main Street, is now accepting donations of gently used and new coats in any size.

Sign-ups for ages 5-18 (Boys & Girls) in the Plattsmouth Middle School Commons Sunday (11/21) 1-3pm. Please bring any shoes/equipment that you would like to donate. $25 late fee after January 1, 2011.

Avoca Volunteer Fire Fighters Annual Christmas Celebration

The Avoca Volunteer Firefighters are asking for business owners generosity

If you have an item or a gift certificate you would like to donate as a prize give-away for

this years Christmas Celebration in Avoca please contact:

Vicki Moses

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or call 677-4833


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.





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)




at the Plattsmouth VFW, in the back room  every Monday and Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm.
Cost is $5 per class.
Come join the fun!



Plattsmouth Library Happenings

Food for Fines

November 1st – December 31

For every item brought in a $1.00 will be removed from your fines.

This does not include lost items.  If a lost item is returned the “food for fines” will apply to the late fee fine.

There will be NO amnesty days during these two months


Huge Book Sale

Friends of Plattsmouth Library

Book Sale

12 November (Friday)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

13 November (Saturday)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

14 November (Sunday)

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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


Precise Ice

Learn to Skate

at Mahoney State Park

An official U.S.F.S.A. program for ages 4+

Taught by Professional Skater’s Association Coaches

Program designed for pre - figure skating

And pre – hockey for beginner to advance levels


Session 1


Session 2


December 4, 11, 18, 2010

January 8, 15, 22, 2011

January 29, 2011

February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011

March 5, 2011

Cost: *$57.00

Cost: *$57.00




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.




2011 Medicare Part D

Plan Comparison/Enrollment
Events in Cass County

Medicare beneficiaries should take advantage of the opportunity to discuss 2011
drug plans available to them. Call Cass County Extension at 267-2205 to
schedule an appointment with Mary Ann Holland, Extension Educator and
trained SHIIP Professional.

Cass County Extension, Hwy 1 & 144th St, Weeping Water fairgrounds

Monday, November 15
Tuesday, November 16
Friday, December 3
Wednesday, December 8
Monday, December 13
Friday, December 17
Monday, December 20

Plattsmouth Public Library, 400 Avenue A, Plattsmouth
Friday, November 19
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 14
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Clements Insurance, 160 N. 4th St., Elmwood
Tuesday, November 30
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bring along your Medicare card and a printed list of the prescription drugs you
are currently taking. Open Enrollment for 2011 will available between
November 15 to December 31, 2010.

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Friuli-Venezia-Giulia Wine Dinner
Friday, November 12
$50 per person

Our next wine dinner will feature cuisine and wines from Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, Italy's most northeastern region. Sarah is preparing a wonderful menu of some of the dishes she got to try during her trip to FVG last May. This dinner is one of the most exciting we've ever presented with some of the most unique food and wines you can find! Seating is limited to the first 24 people, so don't delay in making your reservations.

Good news! If you missed out on the package deal for our last dinner, we have put one together for this dinner as well! For $195 you get two seats at the wine dinner, a room at the beautiful Fitzgerald Hotel in downtown Plattsmouth and transportation to and from SVE courtesy of The BUS.

Reservations with credit card number are required for the dinner and for the package. Call 402.267.5267 to reserve your spot!
Pizza this Saturday!
This may be one of the last weekends we will be able to run the wood fired pizza oven, so come on out and get it while the getting is good!




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


Creamy Baked Ziti

What You Need

4 cups ziti pasta, uncooked
1 jar  (26 oz.) marinara sauce
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
6 oz.  (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
3/4 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
1 pkg.  (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/3 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

Make It

HEAT oven to 375ºF.

COOK pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Remove from pan; drain. Meanwhile, add marinara sauce, tomatoes and cream cheese to same pan; cook on medium heat 5 min. or until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently. Return pasta to pan; mix well.

LAYER half the pasta mixture in 13x9-inch baking dish; cover with layers of sour cream, 1 cup mozzarella and remaining pasta mixture. Top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan.

BAKE 20 min. or until heated through.

The Plattsmouth Animal Shelter

FOUND DOG: black lab, neutered male. Please call the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter 298-8235 

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!


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!"
In the middle of the screen you'll see - "Ready for the Holiday Shelter Challenge?"
Click on the line that says "Vote Every Day After You Click"
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!

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!







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.

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,

Free Veterans Day Salute at  the Lofte

Manley, NE [October 19, 2010]- The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley announces that for the fourth consecutive year, it will hold a free public concert in honor of Veterans Day.  On Sunday, November 7th at 2pm, the United States Air Force’s Heartland of America Band group, The Noteables will take the stage.

With their extensive repertoire of specially tailored standards, energetic favorites and Big Band classics, highlighted by instrumental and vocal soloists, The Noteables is sure to please audiences of any age. The seventeen-member group has appeared in concert and on national television with Bob Hope, jazz trumpeter Bobby Shew, composer/arranger Frank Mantooth, former Tonight Show band leader Doc Severinsen, pop singer Lee Greenwood and trombonist Wycliffe Gordon. 

The Noteables honorably represent more than 325,000 Air Force professionals around the world who diligently watch over the skies protecting and defending all those who cherish freedom. We hope you afford us the opportunity to share the messages of excellence, sacrifice, courage and commitment of our brave men and women...the deployed Airmen of the United States Air Force.

This concert is free and open to the public. 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,

 “The Noteables” will perform a free Veterans Day concert at the Lofte Community Theatre on Sunday, November 7th at 2pm.



Greenblatt & Seay

Workshop/Performance Schedule


Sunday, November 14, 2:30 PM, Schoolhouse Performance Series,
“Wedding Music You Should and Shouldn’t Invite to Your Wedding”,
downstairs in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, NE

Saturday, November 20, 1 PM - 3 PM, Fiddle Workshop for Folks Who
Have Never Fiddled,
in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, NE, pre-registration required

Saturday, December 4, 7:30 PM, Debby, Performing in the Hastings
Symphony, Heartland Events Center,
Grand Island, NE

Tuesday, December 7, 7 PM, Debby's commissioned arrangement of "Paddy
Whack" will be performed by the Millard North High School String
Orchestra, directed by Debbie Martinez, Millard North High School,
Omaha, NE

Saturday, December 11, 1 PM - 3 PM, Jamming Workshop, in the Old
Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, NE,
pre-registration required

Sunday, December 12, 3 PM, Debby, Performing in the Hastings
Symphony, Masonic Center, Hastings, NE

  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..



Quote of the week:

If your rules are not working so well, borrow someone else's.

--  Dr. Richard Bartlett




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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