What is happening in Plattsmouth... 


Here is a trivia question for you....

Are delivery pizza boxes recyclable? 

They are made out of corrugated cardboard.


The problem with recycling pizza boxes is the food, cheese and grease that both sticks to the insides of the cardboard box and the oils that permeate the fibers of the paper cardboard. In a nutshell, fiber in food is fine, but food on fiber that is due to be recycled is not! Paper fibers in the recycling bin are actually not recyclable if they have any food contamination on them.

Don't want to throw that pizza box in the trash?  Consider composting.  Composting benefits the environment by creating new soil that is rich in minerals, while simultaneously reducing drastically the amount of material introduces into America’s landfills. Don't have a back yard you can put a composting pile in?  You can keep a small composting station underneath your kitchen sink — it’s not just a backyard thing.

Another thing to think about.  Spring is right around the corner.  After that is Summer!  What happens when you have a gallon jug of milk that wasn't rinsed out sitting in the sun?  I'm sure it will start to smell pretty yucky!  So please remember, before you toss your recyclables in your bin to give them a quick rinse.  You don't even have to use hot water.  That will not only cut down on the smell of your things but also save the guys at FirStar Fiber (where our recyclables are taken) from having to go through and throw away the stuff that has been contaminated.

One more thing, FirStar Fiber, is now starting to take plastics 1-7 (as rigid containers).  So mark that down on your list and start adding more plastics to your box!  They still do not take plastic bags or Styrofoam.






Community Lenten Pasta Dinners
Hosanna Lutheran Church

Friday March 18th:  Spaghetti
Friday April 1:  Fettuccini
Friday April 15:  Lasagna

5-7 pm

Meal includes pasta (meat or meatless)
Garlic bread
Relish tray

$6.00 adults
$5.00 seniors
$3.00 10 and under
Ages 3 and under free

Hosanna Lutheran Church
700 South 18th Street
Plattsmouth, NE
(Just west of Plattsmouth Middle School)





April 15th is just around the corner.
Get your tax forms now at the Plattsmouth Public Library.

There will be no Nebraska State Tax forms this year. 
Call 1-800-742-7474 to request a form or go to
Copies can be printed at the library .15c per page











To purchase tickets for the motorcycle raffle, please contact the Plattsmouth Main Street Association at 402-296-5544.

You could also contact the editor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



Adoption fees on all animals is $60, this includes spay/neuter and

vaccinations.  Microchips are an additional $25 (well worth it)

Adoption application  

Adult cats are a free adoption to Senior Citizens.

 What is happening elsewhere...







Learn about producing fruit from your own trees. Vaughn Hammond, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator with expertise in Specialty Crops, will teach an Extension workshop on Thursday, March 17, covering cultivation practices for apples, peaches, apricots, pears, plums and cherries. This workshop was originally scheduled for February 24 but had to be cancelled because of the snow. Discussion will include where to obtain trees, variety selection, planting and care.

The workshop will be held at the Cass County Extension building located on the Cass County Fairgrounds, 8400 144th Street, Weeping Water (the intersection of Hwy 1 and 144th Street) at 7:00 p.m. on the 17th. A $10 per person registration fee will be collected at the door. Pre-registration is requested for handout materials, but walk-ins are welcome. Call the Cass County Extension office at 402-267-2205 to register; voice messages can be left outside of office hours, M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.













NACT Festival To Be Held at Lofte

On March 16 through March 20, the Lofte will be playing host to the Nebraska Association of Community Theatre's Festival competition.  There will be a total of ten community theaters from across the states of Nebraska and Missouri competing in a one-act play competition.  This marks the largest number of registered participants in recent years.  Winners earn the opportunity to advance to the American Association of Community Theaters Region V competition in Salina, Kansas in April.

The NACT was founded in 1966 and is dedicated to the growth and development of community theaters throughout Nebraska.  The organization holds an annual conference at rotating locations across the state.  Every other year, they hold a festival competition in addition to their business meetings and workshops.  2011 marks the first year that the Lofte Theatre has been selected as a festival site.

The state of Missouri has a similar organization, MoACT, but they were unable to organize their own festival activities this year.  When NACT extended an invitation to some of the Missouri theaters to join in the fun, several accepted the offer with enthusiasm.

Theaters registered to compete in the event are coming from the following communities:
 Manley, NE
 Beatrice, NE
 Hastings, NE
 Minden, NE
 Sidney, NE
 Rushville, NE
 St. Louis, MO (2)
 Mexico, MO
 Independence, MO

These individuals represent the best of their communities.  Their strong commitment to the arts should be celebrated.  If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me using the information listed below.

Anne Pope
Chairman, Lofte Community Theatre
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The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a Jamming Workshop on Saturday, April 2, from 1 PM - 3 PM.   Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt will share some hints to help you play in a jam session with minimum stress, and maximum music.  Pre-registration is required, enrollment is limited, and there is a $20.00 fee.  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 Ninth Annual Nebraska  American String Teachers Association Fiddle Tune Composition Contest

This event inspires fiddlers everywhere to compose their own tunes, and supports the cause of string education throughout
the great state of Nebraska.

1st PLACE: $100.00  2nd PLACE: $50.00  3rd PLACE:  $25.00

Entries must be postmarked by March 31.  The winners will be announced on May 28, 2011, during the Monumental Fiddling Championship held at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. The winning compositions will be performed at the Monumental Fiddling Championship & Acoustic Band Contest, and printed in Stringing Along, the journal of the Nebraska Chapter of the
American String Teachers Association.

For the 2011 contest rules and guidelines, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information about the Nebraska American String Teachers Association, log on to the web site

Greenblatt & Seay Publications, in Avoca, Nebraska is a proud Sponsor  of the Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition Contest.

Suitehearts Opens at Mahoney state Park

KBC Productions and Mahoney State Park announces that the romantic comedy, "Suitehearts" will begin its winter theater season run on March 25.  The story revolves around two newlywed couples who are mistakenly double-booked in the same honeymoon suite.  The Taylor's are very young, naive and visiting the big city for the first time.  The Bellamy's are older and have a more jaded outlook on life and romance.  With the help of a meddlesome bellboy, the couples find themselves in some impossible, but hilarious situations.  Adult audience members will all see a little of themselves in each of these characters as they learn the difference between a wedding and a marriage.  

Starring in the production are Director Kevin Colbert from Weeping Water, Shari Hoelker from Omaha, Marikita Payne, Emma Hoffman and Adam Kovar all of Lincoln and Dave Hibler of Manley.  Performance dates are March 25-27, April 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22 and 23.  Tickets $8 for adults and $6 for children.  Curtain times are 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays; 2pm on Sundays.  Please call Mahoney State Park for reservations:  (402) 944-2523 ext. 7122.  A state park sticker or day pass is required to enter the park.

Shari Hoelker, Marikita Payne, Dave Hibler, Kevin Colbert and Adam Kovar all star in "Suitehearts" opening at Mahoney State Park on March 25th.



“The Otoe County Genealogical Society will host its 2nd Annual Otoe County Rural Schools Reunion from 10:00am to 2:00pm on April 2nd, 2011, at Harmony School, which is located at 6265 ‘Q’ Road (8 miles south of Nebraska City on Highway 75, and ½ mile west on ‘Q’ road).  Harmony School is a rural schoolhouse that was built in 1879 and was eventually closed in 1997.  It was purchased at a public auction in 1999, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
This reunion will include a picnic-style lunch provided by the society, a Spelling Bee, and a tour of the 130-year old rural schoolhouse.  In addition, it will also give visitors a chance to assist the society in identifying numerous unidentified rural schoolhouse photographs from several different school districts throughout the county.  The society received these photographs through a donation made by the Otoe County Clerk’s office, where these photographs had been stored in their vault for several decades and were just recently discovered last year.  So please come join us at the Harmony School and help us pay tribute to the outstanding contributions that these rural schoolhouses made in the education of our county’s youth for the past 100 years now!“  




To:       Nebraska Tourism Industry
From:   Christian Hornbaker, Director
Dept. of Economic Development’s Division of Travel & Tourism
Re:       2011 Nebraska Tourism Quarterly Input Sessions
April 18, 2011
2 p.m. CST
Grand Manse, Jasmine room
129 N. 10th St.
Lincoln, Nebraska                               
The next meeting will be held Monday, April 18, in the Jasmine room at The Grand Manse in Lincoln. It will directly follow the NACVB meeting planners’ event being held that day at the same location.
Thanks to the SENTC and NACVB for their partnership in arranging these meeting times and making participation more efficient for attendees.
These meetings are your opportunity to share your thoughts, experiences, and insight as an active member of Nebraska’s tourism industry. Representatives from Snitily Carr, the Division’s advertising agency, will be on hand to gather your input.
The input sessions are conducted at Snitily Carr’s expense, andparticipants need only attendone meeting as the same agenda will be followed at each. Please feel free to attend the meeting that best fits your schedule.
It is not necessary to RSVP, andmeetings typically run 60 minutes in length.  For more information or answers to industry-related questions about the input sessions, please contact Lindsey Walsh at Snitily Carr, (402) 489-2121 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
For assistance with any media-related need, contact Shannon Peterson at (402) 471-3797, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
We hope you can join us!


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