Plattsmouth Newsletter-- December 22, 2010


Plattsmouth Libraray Holiday Party

Plattsmouth library’s holiday party was attended by 120 boys and girls. Santa Claus stopped by and handed out gift to each child.

When Santa Claus left Ms. Claus arrived to take letters written by the children to the North Pole.




Invites you to our Annual Christmas Open House

on December 23rd & 24th at our downtown location.

All locations will close at noon on the 24th.

Stop by and enjoy some hot spiced cider and home-made goodies.

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas!




 Henry Motors, Farmer's Union Insurance, DC's Waterhole Bar and the Law Office of Roger K. Johnson announce they are sponsoring free rides home in Plattsmouth and as far as Beaver Lake, Buccaneer Bay and Copper Dollar Cove between 8pm and 2am on New Year's Eve.  Sign up by 11:45pm on December 31 at the Waterhole Bar in Plattsmouth, 296-9980.

SAY GOODBYE TO 2010 at Firehouse Grille
with an outstanding 3-course dinner... and welcome in 2011 with music and party favors at Firehouse Grille in Murray. Dinner and entertainment, all for only $18.99 per person. Drink specials throughout the night too. Reservations welcome, 235-3300.

VFW Post #2543 New Years Eve
Steak dinner 5:30 to 8pm. Dance to "All Music - All Dance" and then stay for breakfast at 12:30am. $30 couple, $20 single.
RSVP please by 12/29.

Upcoming Chamber Events

that you will not want to miss:

Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce

Annual Banquet

January 20th

St. John’s School

Call in to the Chamber office to reserve your table/chair

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is in critical need of children's coat donations -- Leave them at Pamida, Bomgaars, the First Presbyterian Church, the First United Methodist Church or the First Lutheran Church in Plattsmouth.

19½ boxes were filled with toys in this year's local drive for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys 4 Tots. Dea Strobel of ABWA says "Thank you very much" to all of the Cass County residents and those in southern Sarpy County who supported the effort with donations. "Many deserving kids will now have a Merry Christmas."

Hidden Treasures in Plattsmouth
(east of Burger King)
50% OFF CHRISTMAS ITEMS  And 35% off all furniture (including bedroom furniture), mattresses, glassware, lamps and home décor. (Discounts do not apply to Husker items, bath and body products or bed frames.) Open Monday through Saturday 10am to 5:30pm and Sundays noon to 5pm. Closed Christmas Day.

December 24th 7:30am to 12pm; December 25th closed; December 31st 7:30am to 2pm; January 1st closed. Transactions for 2010 must be presented by 2pm on December 31st.
"Our staff wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!"

December 23rd or December 30th at the Plattsmouth VFW..
.it will resume on January 6th, 2011

"Journey Into Christmas" Holiday Open House Weekends

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

Dec. 26 -- 2:00-5:00 p.m.

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.


First Christian Church - Disciples of Christ

304 Main St.
PO Box 473
Louisville, NE. 68037
Phone: 402 - 234 - 2130   Pastor Cathy Stander: 402 - 677 - 9606
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Sunday Worship: 10AM with Communion and all are welcome at the table.

Everyone is welcome just as you are.
Adult and children's educational classes following worship.
Faith Lessons @ 10 AM on Tuesday
4PM on Sunday.
Come join us on Wednesday Evening at 7 PM for
Special Services leading up to Christmas.
These are community services begining on December 1 at the United Methodist Church in Louisville
and alternating every other service at the First Christian Church.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 9:30 PM
Newly formed ecumenical Jr. High Youth Group


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

Holiday Hours

The Plattsmouth Public Library will be closed

Friday December 24, 2010

Saturday December 25, 2010

Sunday December 26, 2010

Friday December 31, 2010

Saturday January 1, 2011

Sunday January 2, 2010

“Catwalk Muse”

Theatre teaching troupe

Bring a sack lunch

December 29, 2010

9am – 4 pm

Classes include but are not limited to the following:

Stage make-up


Musical Theater

Teen Character Development

Auditions for Children 5 – 12

Memorization Techniques

Imaginati Ages 5 – 8

Theatre ages 9-12

All classes FREE, except “Basic Stage Makeup for Adults” which is a $10.00 charge.

Please call to register or for more information 296-4154

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


Greenblatt & Seay


Workshop and Performance Schedule

The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a Twin Fiddling Workshop on Saturday, January 8, from 1 PM - 3 PM, for fiddlers (or violinists or violists) who want to learn to play nicely together with their fellow-fiddlers (or violinists or violists).  Fiddlers (or violinists or violists) of any age and experience level are encouraged to enroll.  Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt will share some tunes, hints about arranging for two fiddles, playing back-up, etc.  The Workshop takes place in the historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska.  Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited.  The fee is $20.00 per fiddler.  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..


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  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 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.

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.


Dinner at Lake Ridge Golf Course.

$20 per person includes entertainment, a dance with Swamp Boy Blues Band.

RSVP at 402-235-4653.

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!

Quote of the week:

Christmas gift suggestions:  To your enemy, forgiveness.  To an opponent, tolerance.  To a friend, your heart.  To a customer, service.  To all, charity.  To every child, a good example.  To yourself, respect.

--  Oren Arnold



‘Tis the season, isn’t it?  ‘Tis the season to shop for the perfect gift, to crowd the shopping centers and superstores and malls in pursuit of the prize—a personal, just-right gift for someone special.

Well, as you’re pushing and perusing and pursuing, look up and see the person you’re paying.  That person is most likely working a lot of long hours right now, standing on her feet day after day, trying to help you and thousands of others find the perfect gift.  He’s probably been moving boxes of merchandise and unloading trucks until late at night.

If she owns the store, she’s praying that she’ll do well this season, knowing that she needs to do up to 50% or more of her annual business in about eight weeks.  And he’s still expected to have season’s greetings for every customer.  That’s a lot of pressure for anybody to be under.

So as you shop, look up and see the person you’re paying as a person, someone like you who’s doing the best she can to listen to life and make a positive life and a living…and smile and wish him a very Merry Christmas

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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