Newsletter

We had a fun weekend around town even with the weather challenges. 

Saturday night, my daughter and friend attended the Teen Dance at the Plattsmouth Community Center.  $5 apiece gave them dancing, basketball, dodge ball, snacks, and drinks.  The event was well chaperoned and the kids had a blast.  The dances are the first Saturday night of every month from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  Thanks to everyone at the Community Center for sponsoring these great events.

Monday night we went to Skate City for the school skating party.  Here are some pictures of the skaters enjoying the music.  Aaron Loper was the grand prize winner of the evening! 

                  

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Love the Snoopy Flag!

               

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Thursday night, February 11th at 7:00 p.m. is the 1st Grade Music Concert in the Plattsmouth High School Auditorium. 

Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass upcoming Car Seat Safety Check on February 13, 2010, at Saturn of Bellevue from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Plan on spending approximately 30 minutes for the equipment check and instructions. No appointments are necessary.  This clinic will help anyone make sure their car seats are installed properly to protect the most important passengers in your car!  Please call 339-4334, extension 201 for more information.

Here is a reminder from the Lofte for their plans to celebrate Valentine's Day 

Manley, NE [ February 3 , 2010]-  Let's face it, sometimes we need a little help in the romance department.  Well, the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley has taken steps to create an enjoyable evening for singles, sweethearts and even old married folks!  

On Saturday, February 13th, the Lofte is holding a special Sweetheart Event to celebrate Valentine's Day.  The doors will open at 6:30pm.  Wine tastings will be provided by Slattery Vintage Estates of Nehawka.  You can purchase a tasting, a glass, or buy a bottle of your favorite to share with friends!  A variety of delicious hors d'oeuvres will be on-hand and later, the instrumental group, "Skylark" will take the stage.  New this year, Krambeck Photography will be present for professional photo opportunities.  Wine, appetizers, dancing, photo opps; the only ingredients missing are you and your date! 

Tickets to this event are $20 per person.  Due to liquor license requirements, wine tastings will be priced separately at the door.   Advanced reservations are not required, but are strongly suggested.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Lofte Box Office at (402) 234-2553.  You may also visit their website www.Lofte.com.

Diana Puls provided the following information about an interesting workshop coming up:

Producing Small Fruits for Home Profit will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Feb.
18 at the UNL Kimmel Education and Research Center, 5985 G Road, Nebraska
City. Join Vaughn Hammond, extension technologist, to learn about growing
small fruits in your backyard. He will cover the production of
raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and other common and not so common small fruits. For more information contact Hammond at 402-873-3166 or
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American Cancer Society Daffodil Days 2010  

Please place your orders for your daffodils now - the deadline is 2/19/10 and flowers will be delivered in March.

The flowers alone come in a bunch of 10 stems for $10 - the signature "Boyd's Bear" with flowers is $25 and the teal colored signature vase alone (no flowers) is $15. Availability may be limited based on response so place your orders as soon as possible.   Call the ACS Omaha Office at 402-393-5801 for ordering.  

Daffodil Days supports all of the invaluable programs and services that the American Cancer Society offers Cancer Patients and their families.  

Please mention the Cass County Relay For Life as your source of this information.   Thank you for your support of this program.

Cass County note:  County Assessor Allen Sutcliffe is running for a second term according to the Cassgram on Monday, February 8th.   

Then I received this newsletter from Senator Johanns office and thought I would include it as it provided good information:

Senator Johanns e-Update
February 5, 2010

 

audioICYMI: SEN. JOHANNS ON FOX BUSINESS NEWS: AMERICA'S NIGHTLY SCOREBOARD
With the Senate on track to take up financial regulation legislation  this year, Sen. Johanns was interviewed on FOX Business News to share his thoughts on how to reform the system. A member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban  Affairs Committee, Johanns questioned the effectiveness of the proposed "Volker Rule" to prevent another financial disaster.

FAIR TREATMENT NEEDED IN ETHANOL PRODUCTION
The Administration this week approved an EPA rule  that penalizes and discredits the positive environmental impacts of corn-based  ethanol produced in the United States. Sen. Johanns expressed his disappointment in the decision to implement the new flawed Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), following Congressional  passage of the 2007 energy bill, which unfairly counts the emissions of  greenhouse gasses resulting in land use from other countries against domestic  biofuels. This dramatically reduces the overall environmental benefit calculation of  domestic ethanol production.

CONCERNS OVER RUNAWAY SPENDING
Details of the President's budget proposal released this week reveal plans for another year of runaway government spending and record deficits. Sen. Johanns denounced the proposal to reporters, which can be heard in his weekly podcast,  instead calling for reduced spending and fiscal responsibility.

CONTINUING THE FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM
Earlier this week, Johanns called for the U.S. to draw a firm line between  our enemies and the rights and liberties they seek to destroy. He is cosponsoring legislation that would prevent dangerous 9/11 terrorist suspects from being tried as common criminals. Instead, the legislation would force detainees  such as Khalid Sheikh Muhammad to stand trial before military commissions.

PLANNING A TRIP TO WASHINGTON, D.C.?
The Nebraska delegation announced 2010 dates for the Nebraska  Breakfast, a 60-year tradition in Washington, D.C., that gives Nebraskans  visiting our nation's capital a chance to meet informally with their elected  officials. Held most Wednesdays Congress is in session, the breakfast is open  to all Nebraskans and their guests. More information can be found here, or by  contacting any one of the Nebraska Congressional offices.

And the next item comes from Editor Mindy in Union:

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Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass upcoming Car Seat Safety Check on February 13, 2010, at Saturn of Bellevue.

Finally Looking Ahead:

FISH FRY season is fast approaching and here is the first official notice: 

Louisville Volunteer Fire & Rescue
Fish Fry's
February 26th and March 26th
Louisville Fire Hall
5pm to 8pm

Suggested Donation's:

All You Can Eat: $8
Single Serve: $6
Children 12 and under: $5

***Plate Includes: Fish or Hot Dog, Fries, Coleslaw, Desert and Drink***

All proceeds go towards the purchase of equipment for the department!!!

Here is another upcoming workshop from Debby Greenblatt:

For folks who have never played a fiddle or violin, and are brave enough to try, come to the Schoolhouse Fiddle Workshop for Folks Who Have Never Fiddled.  Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt, will share some hints about beginning fiddling, shopping for a fiddle, reading music, playing by ear, etc.  Fiddles will be available for participants to play, and source lists and advice for further study will be provided.  The Workshop takes place on Saturday, April 3, 2009, 1 PM - 3 PM, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, Nebraska.  Pre-registration is required, enrollement is limted, and there is a $20.00 fee.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, or send an e-mail to debThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thanks to everyone for all the great information this week! 

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Happy Valentine's Day-take the day to tell the people in your life what they mean to you!

Have a great week and I will see everyone around town...

Kirsten