Plattsmouth Newsletter-- January 5, 2011


God Bless Our Troops



Take twelve whole months.
Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness,
Hate, and jealousy.
Make them just as fresh and clean as possible.

Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty, or
Thirty-one different parts,
But don't make up the whole batch at once.
Prepare it one day at a time out of these ingredients.

Mix well into each day one part of faith,
One part of patience, one part of courage,
And one part of work.
Add to each day one part of hope,
Faithfulness, generosity, and kindness.
Blend with one part prayer, one part meditation,
And one good deed.
Season the whole with a dash of good spirits,
A sprinkle of fun, a pinch of play,
And a cupful of good humor.

Pour all of this into a vessel of love.
Cook thoroughly over radiant joy,
Garnish with a smile,
And serve with quietness, unselfishness,
And cheerfulness.
You're bound to have a happy new year.

Plattsmouth Chamber of



Thursday, January 20, 2011

St. John’s School Gymnasium

500 South 18th Street, Plattsmouth, Nebraska

6:00 p.m. — Social and New
Member Showcase
6:45 p.m. – Dinner

Special Entertainment
PHS Swing Choir
“Sapphire and Ice”

Help us celebrate our members
many accomplishments!

Please reserve #______ pork meals and #_________chicken meals
Total Meals = ______________

$150 Corporate Table (up to ten seats with two free bottles of wine)
$15 per person for chamber members and spouse
$20 per person for non-members

Name: ____________________ Business: __________________

Check enclosed_______ I will provide payment at the door________

Please R.S.V.P. by Thursday, Jan. 13th

by the following method

Phone: 296-6021
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or mail reservation and payment to: 918 Washington Ave.,
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
Prepayment or payment at the door would be greatly appreciated.



"Be A Star" Program

Residents of Nebraska Masonic Home, Woodbridge Assisted Living, Golden Living Center and Louisville Care Center had a brighter holiday season this year thanks to the Plattsmouth Rotary Club members who packaged 300 Christmas gifts and cards and hand delivered them to the residents.  This Rotary service project has been an annual event for many years.
is giving away free residential radon gas testing kits to residents of Sarpy and Cass counties.
Kits are available at the Health Department at 701 Olson Drive, Papillion
. For more information, call 339-4334
for American Legion Baseball sponsored by Legion Post #353this Friday from 4-8pm. 
 Please come out and support Louisville Legion Baseball.


January Recycle Trailer Schedule for Cass County



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.

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.

Plattsmouth VFW

Hamburger Night will resume on January 6th, 2011


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!

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

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.

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

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:

If you see problems everywhere you look, then look somewhere else!

--  Richard Bartlett


My wife really wanted us to rent a convertible while we vacationed in Maui.  I checked into it and the cost was just way out of line with our budget.  So I told her I didn’t see how we could and she was disappointed, but still grateful to be going.

Well, when I walked up to the rental car counter, the young lady greeted me warmly with a nice “Aloha!,” entered my name in the computer, and welcomed me to Maui.

“We’re glad to be here,” I told her.  “My wife and I have been trying to get here for nearly three years.  This dream trip of hers is my birthday present to her.”

“How nice of you,” she said and kept on typing in the computer.  Then she said, “Dr. Faucette, would you be interested in upgrading from your compact car to a convertible for only $63 more…and I’ll give you 10% off of your bill?”

Of course I took it, realizing that a good time had been prepared for us.  Just like goodness is prepared for you in 2011. Preparations for a good time are made for you.  So enjoy making a positive life in the New Year.


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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