Plattsmouth Newsletter  November 17, 2010


Diamond Clover Awards

Back Row:
Eric Horn, Erwin Thakur, Daniel Hill, Emily Zakaras
Middle Row:
John Willey, Megan Hawks, Whitney Koehn, Dalton Nickels, Michaela Horn
Front Row:
Delaney Bright, Ashley Schnabel, Angelica Romero, Rebecca Mortensen, Katie Zakaras



is again teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys For Tots -- Southeast Nebraska Community Action is taking applications until 3pm December 3rd.
Applicants must bring proper documentation to her office in order to register for toys. Proof of Social Security numbers of the parents and children as well as recent proof of address are needed. Only families in Cass County can be served and the program is only able to assist 65 children this year so it will be first come, first served. Applications are available at the SENCA office in the First United Methodist Church Annex Building at 702 Main street in Plattsmouth.
Salvation Army Red Kettle bell ringing volunteers are needed. If anyone would like to volunteer their time they can contact Jen West at 402-296-4477.

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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All About U Massage and Day Spa

Would like to announce the opening of her New Location

At 129 S. 4th Street
Plattsmouth NE

Open for Business on
Monday, November
15, 2010

Stop in the Store and Congratulate Camille Sharp on her big move!


A Message from Offutt Collision Center

OCR is collecting slightly used dvds to send to the
deployed troops for Christmas! We need your help! I'm
sure you have some old dvds laying around that you have
watched too many times. Please consider donating them
to a deployed troop. We will be collecting dvds in our
office until Tuesday, November 16th. Or, call me if you
need me to come pick them up.

On Tuesday night, the families of the deployed troops will
be boxing up items to send to their family member for
Christmas. Each family will be able to choose a movie to
send. I've always heard that troops leave their movies at
their post even after they return home to help establish a
dvd library to share with other troops. Naturally, they are
always looking for more options.

Please consider donating to such a wonderful cause! Thanks so much for supporting
our troops!

Becca Gilbert

Offutt Collision Repair
10106 S. 15th Street
Bellevue, NE 68123
P: 402-291-5599
C: 402-214-9450


will be served 11am to 1:30pm on Thursday (11/18) at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 3rd Street and Avenue A, Plattsmouth.  Adults $6, children 4-11 $3.00.

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.

at the First United Methodist Church (702 Main, Plattsmouth) is this Saturday (11/20) from 10am to 3pm. There will be homemade cookies, decorated cookies, candies, breads and other delicious treats for the holidays! Lunch will also be available.

will be this Sunday (11/21)) from 9am to 1pm.  All-you-can eat for $6.
"More Breakfast for Your Buck!"

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.



Scout Pack #477 collects newspaper for recycling at the Plattsmouth city shops location, just off Lincoln Avenue near the south end of Rhylander Park. The box is open for the public to put papers in during the week when the city shops are open. Phone books, plastic bags and magazines are not accepted..



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

Maid To Order

Business & Residential Cleaning
Free Estimates
Marsha Kepler  402-275-3231
Mary Crook  402-275-3277 or 402-440-0702

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

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.

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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at Slattery Vintage Estates NOVEMBER 27-28 (Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving)  To thank you for your patronage these past three years, SVE will be having complimentary appetizers, hot cider and hot spiced wine,  live Christmas music as well as gift shoppe specials. Bring your friends and get in the Christmas spirit.  Wine gift baskets available. Local artisans' wares.  1:00 -6:00 each day!  8925 Adams Street, Just West of Nehawka. for directions. 402-267-5267



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


Chocolate Chunk Magic Cookie Bars

What You Need

1-1/2 cups HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs
1/2 cup  (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
1 can (14 oz.) EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 pkg.  (8 squares) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, coarsely chopped
1-1/3 cups BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut
1 cup  chopped PLANTERS Pecans

Make It

HEAT oven to 350°F.

MIX graham crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray.

POUR condensed milk over crust; top with layers of remaining ingredients. Press nuts lightly into coconut layer.

BAKE 30 min. or until lightly browned. Immediately run knife around edge of pan to loosen dessert from sides of pan. Cool completely before cutting into bars.




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!


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,


Greenblatt & Seay

Workshop/Performance Schedule


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

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Quote of the week:

Give yourself what you would like to receive from others.

--  Alan Cohen




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  Smile

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