William Creekmore, a 12 year old from Plattsmouth and a participant on the Jewels of Hope Relay Team, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in March 2011. He is in need of a bone marrow transplant within the next 5-6 weeks. Unfortunately they have been unable to find a match. If you or someone you know would be interested in being tested to see if you are a match or to get more information, please go to www.GetSwabbed.org/register. A free test kit will be sent to you.
From the Jewels of Hope Team page:
William is a 6th grader at Plattsmouth Middle School. He enjoys video games and spending time with his friends. He also loves his animals; he has two dogs and a cat. William has a very giving heart and formed his own fund raiser for Children's Hospital to help support the children who are hospitalized with cancer by making and selling jewelry.
Thank you and please forward to your friends and family!
Plattsmouth Library News
The monthly Adult Game Nights and Lego Club are taking a break for the summer. They will resume in September.
Summer Reading Program Fun!
"Dream Big - Read!" is the theme of the Summer Reading Program being held at the library this year. The programs will be on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. starting on June 5 and running through July 3. This free program is open to preschoolers through sixth grade based on last year completed, and there is no registration required.
To help the kids dream big about their futures, the speakers for the program are Buzz Barrett, retired Air Force Pilot, Ballet Nebraska, a professional ballet troupe, and Wildlife Rescue Team, Inc., a group focused on saving wild animals found all over the state of Nebraska. The final week will be a picnic at Rhylander Park to wrap up the program with the prize giveaways for the participants.
As part of the program, the kids will be reading to benefit “Happy Paws,” a local animal advocacy group that helps the Plattsmouth animal shelter. The Friends of the Plattsmouth Public Library will donate money based on the number of minutes read by the kids. It's going to be an exciting year, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone at the library!
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Warrior Dash Nebraska Volunteer Opportunity!
On June 9 and 10, Warrior Dash, the world’s largest running series, is coming to Louisville, Nebraska! We’re looking for a team of rock star volunteers to help us put on this incredible event! I'm hoping that there might be a group in your area or in the Indian Hills Subdivision that might be interested in volunteering for this event!
What it is:
Warrior Dash is a mud crawling, fire-leaping, extreme 5k run. Warriors conquer extreme obstacles pushing them to their limits and afterwards they celebrate with music, beer and Warrior helmets. Check out our website at www.warriordash.com!
Why we need you:
We need groups of volunteers to help our staff run the different tents involved with putting on a Warrior Dash!
We have 4 shifts available over the course of the 2-day event! Sign up for as many as you are able!
Shift 1: 6am-2pm
Shift 2: 1pm-7pm
Shift 3: 6am-2pm
Shift 4: 1pm-7pm
11212 Cedar Creek Rd.
Louisville, NE 68037
What you get:
In return for your awesome volunteerism, we will give you a monetary donation to your group (based on group size), FREE breakfast, lunch and snacks, a Warrior Dash t-shirt, Community Service approval (if applicable), a VIP parking pass and access to the Warrior Dash festival and live music!
Volunteering for Warrior Dash is a great chance to raise money for a cause while having an amazing day with our staff and Warriors!
Thank you for your time and I hope to see you and your group out on the battleground!
Lofte Community Theatre
"Hansel & Gretel" Auditions at Lofte Theatre
For the sixth straight year, the Lofte Community Theatre will be partnering with Missoula Children's Theater for a children's production. This year's musical is, "Hansel & Gretel."Auditions will be held at the theater on Monday, June 11 at 10am. Auditions are open to students entering first through seventh grade. Approximately sixty children will be cast. There is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play. The audition process will last approximately two hours. Some children will be asked to stay for the first rehearsal immediately after auditions.
Rehearsals will take place at the Lofte June 11 through June 16, 10am to 2:30pm. While not all actors will be needed for all sessions, they should have a clear schedule for the week. Actors should bring a sack lunch each day.
The Lofte will hold two public performances of "Hansel & Gretel," on Saturday, June 16th. The first is at 3pm, the second is at 6pm. The cast will be called for a dress rehearsal 2-4 hours before the first performance. Adult admission is $8; children are $5.
Missoula Children's Theater is a non-profit organization based in Missoula, Montana. Their residency at the Lofte is generously sponsored in part by Plattsmouth State Bank and Home State Bank. Those with questions about auditions or tickets may call the Lofte box office at (402) 234-2553.
Join us for the 2012 Sprint Triathlon on Saturday, June 23!
The event, sponsored by the Plattsmouth Community Center, includes a 300 yard swim, a 15 mile bike ride, and a 3 mile run.
Avenue B Intersection Closing
Avenue B Intersection will be closed for several weeks starting May 9th due to reconstruction as the part of the Highway 75 Expansion Project. The Oak Hill Road intersection on the other side will remain open.
Cass County Fair 2012
Video Contest (APR) Advanced Pre-Registration Form
Thank you for competing in this years exciting Cass County Fair Video Contest!
This year we absolutely require an advance registration form (this form) to be submitted by Tuesday August 7th, 2012 at midnight CDT for each project to be considered by the judges on the submission deadline August 17, 2012 at 5PM CDT.
When we receive this form you will receive an APR (Advance Project Registration) Number (via the email address you provide) within 24 hours and that will be your assurance that you are in the cue, and it will also identify this project for the purpose of questions, comments, and finally with your submission on or before August 17th, 2012 at 5PM CDT, judging and finally the awards on August 24, 2012 at 5PM CDT.
There is no obligation to complete your video, or to submit a video - you can change your mind at any point however pre-registration IS required for any submission to be considered by the Judges. There will be NO exceptions.
You need to create, and edit your video, upload to your www.YouTube.com acct submit it with a www.YouTube.com URL and agree to maintain that video publicly available for the benefit of the Cass County Fair Board for a minimum of 1 year.
By submitting this form you agree that you have rights for the use of any content, video or music that you include in your project. The Cass County Fair Board requires that any submission be free from any Copy Protected content in order to be considered by the judges.
You agree that any questions as to copy rights can cause a project to be rejected by the Judges.
Remember our 2011 First Year Contest Results
Results Final - Cass County Fair Project #2 - Our 2011 Winner
VIDEO PROJECT #2 Winner Judges Score 193
Director: Brian Hynes
VIDEO PROJECT #1 2nd Place Judges Score 134
Director: John Willey
VIDEO PROJECT #3 3rd Place Judges Score 118
Director: Rick Brown
Upcoming Blood Drive
June 11, 2012
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Nebraska Masonic Home
1300 Ave D ~ Plattsmouth
June 18, 2012
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Avoca Town Hall
623 House Street ~ Avoca
June 21, 2012
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Weeping Water City Building
101 W Eldora Ave ~ Weeping Water
June 26, 2012
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Louisville High School
202 W 3rd Street ~ Louisville
Animals Available for Adoption
at the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter
Adoption fee on all animals is $60. This includes spay/neuter and vaccinations.
Microchips are an additional $25 (well worth it).
Adult Cats are always a free adoption to Senior Citizens!
Animal Shelter - 402-298-8235
It's that time of year again!!!
Send your Garage and Yard Sales notices to
Please send by 5:00 pm the Monday before.
Happy Paws, Plattsmouth Animal Advocacy Group is having a fundraising garage sale Friday June 8th and Saturday June 9th, 8am - 3pm. 1904 Lincoln Ave #1. Lots of brand new pet items, toys, bowls, doggie stairs, brand new invisible fence, some horse items, lots of kids clothes, adult clothes up to size 5X, to much stuff to list.....but something for everyone. no early sales All proceeds benefit the upcoming off-leash public dog park in Plattsmouth.
Community Sustaining Sponsors 2012