Plattsmouth Newsletter-- December 1, 2010




will have its' annual Tree Lighting event will on Friday, December 3rd in the courtyard.

Caroling begins at 6:15pm and the lighting is at 6:30.

Hot apple cider, hot chocolate and cookies will be served inside the museum until 8pm


Jenz Salon Open House

Thursday December 2nd

Register for hourly door prizes while you shop for unique gifts.

From 5-8pm, enter the drawings for three spa packages ($200 value each).

Try a Hand Microdermabrasion, Shoulder Massage, or a Toe Polish.

Stop by and see us! 




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:

Mark your calendar for a

Business to Business Luncheon

Kevin Nokels, Alegent Health

Will be speaking about Health Care Reform!

How will it affect you? Your business?? Your Employees???

Plattsmouth State Bank 12/2/2010 at 11:30 am

Great Food at a Low Cost! Please RSVP to Max Kathol at the Plattsmouth
Chamber Office

Have you stopped in for a chance at a FREE TURKEY??

Aaron James Booksellers
Stephanie’s wine cellar
American National Bank
Antiques Off Main
Cass County Bank (downtown)
Cass County Bank (uptown)
Cloud Nine Massage
Community Rehab
Crowin' Country Sampler
DC's Waterhole
Edward Jones Investments
Eye Specialist
Farmers Insurance Group
Farmers Union Insurance
Godfather's Pizza
Hefner Chiroptratic Center/Dr.
Travis Allgood
Heritage Pharmacy
Higgins Hardware
John's Appliance Sales and
KFC/Taco Bell
Main Street Jewelers
McKnight Family Dental
Mom's Café and Catering
Mullenax Auto Supply
Ofe Oil Company
Plattco Real Estate & Ins., Inc.
Plattsmouth Chiropractic Center
Plattsmouth State Bank (Downtown)
Plattsmouth State Bank (Uptown)
Rishel and Pfeifer, PC
Riverhouse Café
Ruffner Pharmacy
Seams to Be Quilt Shop
Shear Design
SnowDog Printing
State Farm Insurance
The Plattsmouth Journal
Thriftway Steube's
Village Nursery

Stop In for your Chance!!! Good Luck!!!
Contact information:
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"Journey Into Christmas" Holiday Open House Weekends

at the Bess Streeter Aldrich House, 204 East F Street, Elmwood, NE

  Dec. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 & 26 -- 2:00-5:00 p.m. daily.

See every room of the author's historic home dressed for the holidays!  Each room has been lovingly decorated by an area group or family, each with its own tree and unique theme.  After your tour enjoy complimentary holiday goodies in the Aldrich kitchen and browse the gift shop.

For more information call 994-3855 or visit



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

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.



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

Children’s Holiday Party Monday December 6

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Santa will be here from 6:00 – 6:30pm

Preschool – 4th Grade


Plattsmouth Library 2nd Annual Cookie Exchange

Sunday December 12

1:30 pm

Registration ends December 3

Call 296-4154

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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


“Greetings” Opens Winter Theater Season

KBC Productions announces that it will open the winter theater season at Mahoney State Park on December 3 with Tom Dudzick’s touching Christmas drama, “Greetings.”  All performances take place at the Kountze Memorial Theater near the lodge inside of Mahoney State Park.

Greetings is the story of a mentally handicapped man named Mickey.  He lives at home with his sweet Catholic mother and sour Catholic father.  When older brother, Andy brings home a Jewish fiancée to meet his family on Christmas Eve, he fears the worst.  However, that evening a small miracle occurs.  Mickey, whose entire vocabulary consists of “Oh boy,” and “Wow,” suddenly blurts out, “Greetings!” the whole family is left to wonder how this is possible.  It is a gentle heart-warming story for the whole family.

The production is directed by Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water.  Starring in the production are Jim Knierim of Louisville, Stacy White and Shari Hoelker of Omaha and Chuck Danskin of Lincoln.  Reprising the role of Mickey for the third time is Jim Frerichs of rural Dunbar.

Performances for “Greetings” are Dec 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 and 26-30.  Adult tickets are $8.  Children are priced at $6.  Reservations can be made by calling Mahoney State Park at (402) 944-2523 ext. 7122.  Curtain times are at 7:30pm except for Dec 5, 19 which are 2pm Sunday matinee performances.  Mahoney State Park is located just off exit 426 on I-80 near the towns of Ashland and South Bend.



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.

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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

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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


Pumpkin Spice Roll

What You Need

3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar, divided
3/4 cup  flour
1-1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp.  CALUMET Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3   eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup  canned pumpkin
1 cup chopped PLANTERS Walnuts
4 oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

Make It

HEAT oven to 375°F.

GREASE 15x10x1-inch pan; line with waxed paper. Grease and flour waxed paper. Sprinkle clean towel with 1/4 cup powdered sugar.

MIX flour, spice, baking powder and salt. Beat eggs and sugar in large bowl with mixer on high speed until thickened. Add pumpkin; mix well. Add flour mixture; beat just until blended. Spread onto bottom of prepared pan; sprinkle with nuts.

BAKE 15 min. or until top of cake springs back when touched. Immediately invert cake onto towel; remove pan. Carefully peel off paper. Starting at one short side, roll up cake and towel together. Cool completely on wire rack.

BEAT cream cheese and 1/2 cup powdered sugar in medium bowl with mixer until well blended. Add COOL WHIP; mix well. Carefully unroll cake; remove towel. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour. Unwrap and sprinkle with remaining powdered sugar 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!


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 on “Leon’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.


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:

To understand unconditional love, lock your wife or husband and your dog in the trunk of your car for an hour. 

When you open it, notice who is happier to see you.

--  Source unknown




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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