This week, I once again fish for news amongst the readers, though this time with more elaboration on the what and why, including a few things to get the lot of you involved. On top of that, I promise a slice of irresistable adorable! Really. You have to see it to believe it... Not that cute filler is anything new in this world. How else did Raven-Symoné get a role on The Cosby Show?

Tales of Wonder Concert

WHAT:  Tales of Wonder - A Musical Storytelling (a one-hour concert featuring songs and stories from the Creation to the Resurrection)
WHEN:  Saturday, November 17, 2007, 7:30PM
WHERE:  St. John the Baptist School gym, 500 South 18th Street, in Plattsmouth
PRESENTED BY:  The Church of the Holy Spirit Combined Youth and Adult Choirs
COST:  No charge (freewill donation benefits the parish music ministry and help replace the church sound system).
OTHER:  Drawing for T-shirt/Christian music CD's.  Refreshments provided following the concert.
CONTACT INFO:  Terry Little at 402-296-4170 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

THIS IS IT!  ONE NIGHT ONLY!  DON'T BE LATE!:  “Tales of Wonder - A Musical of Storytelling” will be presented by the Church of the Holy Spirit combined Adult and Youth Choirs this coming Saturday, November 17, 7:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist School gym, located at 500 South 18th Street, Plattsmouth. Written by composer Marty Haugen, "Tales of Wonder" is a musical based around storytellers who sing faith stories spanning from the time of the Creation to the Resurrection.  It features a collection of uplifting and inspirational songs, and will be performed by a 48 member combined choir, including students from St. John School.  The one hour musical will be directed by Terry Little, Director of Music at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish. Ed and Gladys Jones will serve as the storytellers.  It is open to the public, and there is no charge.  Freewill donations will benefit the parish music ministry and will go towards replacing the church sound system.  Free drawing for Tales of Wonder T-shirt/Christian Music CD's.  Refreshments will be served afterwards.
Cindy's Annual Craft Boutique
Date: Saturday, November 17
Place: Plattsmouth Community Center
Price: 8' table - $25.00 (crafts only)
For information, call Cindy at 296-6060
Christmas Dinner Homes Tours
Date: Monday, December 03
Place: The Gappa River-Hill Cottage (310 2nd Ave.)
The Eyeman House (110 N. 11th Street)
The Olsen-Lorenzo House (609 Avenue C)
The Church Bungalow (1016 Main Street)
The Hudson-Parmele House (520 Avenue F)
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 Price: Tickets - $10
Available in advance at C.M. Primitives (437 Main Street) or at the homes on the night of the tour
Sponsored by The Plattsmouth Conservancy
Open Hearts Kitchen
Date: Thursday, February 15, and every Thursday after that
Place: First United Methodist Church (702 Main Street)
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Price: FREE
Menu: Soup, sandwiches, vegetables, fresh fruit, drinks, and dessert
Details: Is your family struggling to make ends meet? Do you have to skimp on meals or skip meals just to get by? If so, you are invited to the Open Hearts Kitchen. No questions asked, no judgements made, no lectures given, just good food and good fellowship.
All right... So this week, I have been particularly busy. For those of you who work for a living, I suddenly have a lot more appreciation for what you do. Namely, I've been actually working an 8 to 5 shift. I've actually started to become sleepy during the NIGHT. It's disturbing! What's a girl to do? In short though, the one opportunity I really had to go to get my weekly pictures and news was met by the encroaching darkness of the night.  Obviously without those photos and stories to go with it, things are not as lively as I would prefer. So for this week, I've got a couple of implorations (is that a word?) for the community of Plattsmouth.
To preface this, I'd like to say that the site does not have nearly so much community involvement as I would like. Other than me skittering into the city to learn more about it, experience its life, and photograph its lovely streets, it doesn't seem to have enough of that personal oomph that I would like. The point of this site, and all the other community websites, is to be a service to the people of the communities they are a part of. As what has mostly been a one-woman army in trying to get information, content, and all that other stuff which would actually be interesting to the community in question. In truth, I just don't have enough connections to give this newsletter everything that it deserves at this point in time.
Once again therefore, I implore you to utilize this site and my e-mail address (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) to help make everything that it deserves to be. If you've got interesting stories about the city, photographs from events, events to bring attention to, questions, comments, anything like that would be great! This is a FREE resource for you to get a chance to bring to the attention of others things that you feel are important to Plattsmouth. For instance, my sister actually does work at the local No Frills as part of her regional work. I'll bet she has some interesting stories about coming here. My father works for the Plattsmouth Journal , too. He spends all day in the city! I love the times that I go to see him there, talking to all the wonderful people who live and work in the city. We eat at the casino, or Mom's, where the nice staff gives us great food. And when will the Chinese place be open again? I'll miss eating at the Hollywood Diner as well, which just recently closed down. Its iconographic pictures will be greatly missed.
If you've got a business too, we expediantly add them to our directory. On top of that, we will be attempting something new. I'll be sending out some e-mails and making some phone calls regarding it. But the long and short of it is that we want to offer up our bandwith to the city in a new, experimental way. If you have some community place that needs some webspace to help publicize them, send me an e-mail for more details on how we can help you to get your word onto the World Wide Web. This would mean your own pages on the site which you could add and edit at your will! Events could be posted, pictures added, stories elaborated, whatever you would like. And on top of that, you'd get to have me come to you with my handy, dandy laptop to come show you exactly how easy it is to establish your own corner of the site. It's a great opportunity not only to reach the people of Plattsmouth, but also to make sure that the thriving, growing city gets the notice that it deserves. I know there have been times where people have asked me which corn field I live in, and fail to realize the richness and activity that is going on within, or even just how proud people should be of those who make their living on some of the most fertile land in the world that provides food to countless masses.
Also, look! Discussion forum! Go and start posting. I don't care what you talk about, but please do register and start chatting it up. Talk about politics, mention your business' upcoming specials for the week, or post a picture of your pet. I know I will.
Okay, so these aren't so much my pets as they are tiny, adorable baby bunnies I threw in to help grab your attention. They're cottontail rabbits, who are often the victims of city life and end up orphaned. I rehabilitated and then released them for about two years. It's like having a newborn baby... You know, if newborns were capable of amazing speeds and could slide underneath the crack of a door to hide in the deepest, darkest, most undiscoverable corners of the average home... And if you had 4 - 6 of them at a time to manage.
And ironically, my fierce little predator here never harmed or otherwise ate a single one of them.