Plattsmouth Newsletter-- November 24, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving!



Thanksgiving Dinner At Main Street Cafe

Main Street Cafe in Louisville will be open from 11am to 2pm on Thanksgiving Day serving a traditional Thanksgiving feast for only $8.45 per person.  Children 5 & under are only $4.45.



Brown Floral, Steube's Thriftway, Plattsmouth Journal, Antiques Off Main, Aaron James Booksellers, Main Street Jewelers/Diamond Floral, Cloud Nine Massage & Day Spa, and Bomgaars all have great sales, some starting as early as 4am on Friday, November 26th. 

(Sale co-sponsored by the Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce and the Plattsmouth Main Street Association.)



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:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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



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

Avoca Volunteer Fire Fighters Annual Christmas Celebration

Saturday, December 18th..Avoca Town Hall

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

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Fight Like A Girl-Party in a Box


Date: December 5th

Time: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Host: Cass County Relay For Life Committee

Location: Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room

No need to RSVP, it’s an Open House!

Proceeds from this fundraiser will go to: Cass County Relay For Life

A portion of the proceeds will be given to a specific team if they are pre-registered ( for the 2011 Relay For Life in Cass County. We just need to know which team, by name, that you would like to support at the time of order!


The Fight Like a Girl Party in a Box helps raise money and support for women facing breast cancer. We’ll have a wide array of FLG apparel and merchandise for you to view and order at our fundraising party. Please bring a friend or two with you!


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.
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



SVE banner
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
A Holiday Wine Dinner
One last Five Course Wine Dinner of the year...
Friday, DECEMBER 10th


Back by Popular Demand~we are offering the Fitzgerald Hotel and Shuttle package for $195 per couple.  Open to the first 15 reservations. 

Remember us for your gift giving!
Gift Certificates available by phone too!



Contact Vicki Moses at 402-949-2254 or

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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


Roast Turkey

main courses | serves 6-8
One of the biggest challenges when cooking a turkey is the legs take longer than the breasts. The breasts dry out in the oven while you’re waiting for the legs to cook. I like to push stuffing between the turkey’s skin and breasts, increasing the thickness of the breasts so they take the same time to cook as the legs. The result? Juicy turkey all round!

Preheat the oven to maximum. Heat a saucepan until medium hot and drop in the butter, sage leaves and 6 of the pancetta or bacon strips. Peel and chop 2 garlic cloves and 1 onion. Add the garlic, celery and onion to the saucepan and fry everything gently until soft and golden brown. Take the pan off the heat, add the breadcrumbs and, while the mix is cooling down, chop the apricots roughly and stir them in. When the stuffing has cooled down, add the pork, lemon zest, nutmeg, egg and lots of salt and pepper, and mix everything together well.

Slice the remaining strips of pancetta or bacon in half and slice 1 peeled garlic clove into thin slivers. Place a rosemary sprig and a garlic sliver on one end of a halved strip of pancetta and roll it up tightly. Repeat with the other pieces of pancetta until you have 12 little rolls. Stab the thighs and drumsticks of the turkey in 6 places on each side. Push a little pancetta roll into each hole until it just peeps out. This’ll give your turkey thighs a fantastic flavor and will keep them moist while they cook.
Chop the remaining onions in half and slice the carrots thickly. Give your turkey a good wipe, inside and out, with paper towels, and place it on a board, with the neck end towards you. Find the edge of the skin that's covering the turkey's breasts and gently peel it back. Work your fingers and then your hand under the skin, freeing it from the meat. If you're careful you should be able to pull all the skin away from the meat, keeping it attached at the sides. Go slowly and try not to make any holes! Lift the loose skin at the neck end and spoon the stuffing between the skin and the breast, tucking the flap of skin underneath to stop anything leaking out. Pop the orange in the microwave for 30 seconds to warm it up and stuff it into the cavity. Weigh the stuffed turkey and calculate the cooking time (about 20 minutes per pound).

Place the bird on a large roasting pan, rub it all over with olive oil and season well. Surround with the chopped carrots, onions, remaining garlic, cover with aluminum foil and place in the preheated oven. Turn the heat down right away to 350°F, and roast for the calculated time, or until the juices run clear from the thigh if you pierce with it a knife or a skewer. Remove the aluminum foil for the last 45 minutes to brown the bird. Carefully lift the turkey out of the tray and rest on a board that’s covered loosely with foil for 20 minutes while you finish off the veg and gravy. Skim the surface fat from the roasting pan and add the flour and stock. Place the tray on the stovetop and bring to the boil on a high heat. When the gravy starts to thicken, strain it into a bowl. Carve your turkey, serve with the gravy and dig in!


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

World Premiere in Manley, Nebraska!

The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley is bringing a world premiere to the stage.  Opening on December 3, Christmas at Leon’s tells the tale of a bus full of holiday travelers who get stranded at a roadside diner during a blizzard.  As we are introduced to the passengers, we discover that each one has a flaw or personal drama affecting his or her life.  Everyone is able to find shelter and spiritual comfort at the diner owned by an odd little man named Leon.

The story and original musical score were both written by Mick Kovar of Lincoln.  Mr. Kovar is a long-time friend of the Lofte having served on its board of directors and starred in several of its productions over the years.  Lofte Artistic Director, Kevin Colbert is directing the show.  Colbert and Kovar are old friends and have enjoyed working with each other onLeon’s.”

Starring in the title role as the curmudgeon, Leon is Larry Bauers of Louisville.  His three angelic waitresses are played by Renee Kovar of Lincoln, Lindsey Micks of Bellevue and Samantha Colbert of Weeping Water.  Other players in the show include Bob Pinkerton of Weeping Water; Jamion Biesterfeld and Anne Riha of Louisville; Scott Pope of Eagle; Cynthia West Sheldon of Elmwood; Adam, Mick and Meagan Kovar and Brittney Ernesti all of Lincoln; Tom Lucas of Papillion, Virginia Howe Kincaid of Elkhorn and Jason France of Plattsmouth.

Christmas at Leon’s will run December 3-5, 10-12 & 16-19.  Showtimes are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm.  Sundays are 2pm matinees.  Tickets are $16.

The Lofte is also doing a fundraiser in coordination with this event.  Ticket holders can come to the Lofte 90 minutes prior to curtain to eat at Leon’s Diner.  A home-cooked meal of meatloaf or hot turkey sandwiches will be served right on stage as the cast entertains and helps to serve the food.  Tickets for the meal are priced separately at $25/plate.  $15 of the meal ticket is tax deductible.  Advance reservations for the Diner Experience are required.

The Lofte is located near the intersection of Highway 50 and Highway 1 just east of the village of Manley.  The box office is open Monday through Friday 8am-12pm.


Greenblatt & Seay

Workshop/Performance Schedule


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..



The Otoe County Genealogical Society will host its December 9th meeting at 7:00pm at the Morton-James Public Library at 923 First Corso in Nebraska City for its quarterly Genealogy Workshop.  The library's staff will assist guests in researching their family trees through online genealogy subscription websites, and also through the use of the library's extensive Otoe County microfilm reel collection as well."

 Curtis Wolbert

President/Otoe County Genealogical Society


Quote of the week:

All limits exist only in thought, and that is where they are overcome.

--  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

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Community Sustaining Sponsors 2010


2010 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2010 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2010 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2010 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2010 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2010 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2010 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2010 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2010 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2010 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2010 Community Sustaining Sponsor

2010 Community Sustaining Sponsor