Plattsmouth Newsletter-- December 15, 2010
Christmas Caroling at Cass County Museum
at 12pm on Tuesday December 14
The event is free and open to the public, coffee and cookies will be served.
VFW POST #2543 in Plattsmouth
Sunday, December 19
9am to 1pm
All you can eat
$6 per person
NEW Years Eve
5:30pm to 8pm
Dance all night and stay for breakfast at 12:30am
$30 per couple
call by December 29!
that you will not want to miss:
Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce
St. John’s School
Call in to the Chamber office to reserve your table/chair
"Journey Into Christmas" Holiday Open House Weekends
at the Bess Streeter Aldrich House, 204 East F Street, Elmwood, NE
Dec. 18-19 & 26 -- 2:00-5:00 p.m. daily.
See every room of the author's historic home dressed for the holidays! Each room has been lovingly decorated by an area group or family, each with its own tree and unique theme. After your tour enjoy complimentary holiday goodies in the Aldrich kitchen and browse the gift shop.
For more information call 994-3855 or visit www.BessStreeterAldrich.org.
Fundraiser for Dannielle Lee McClun
We are trying to raise money to help Dannielle’s parents Jason and Teri, meet their financial needs!! Dannielle was born at 28.5 weeks on September 11th at 12:36pm, weighing 1lb 13oz and 14in long.
Needless to say it has been really hard on Jason and Teri, emotionally and financially.
Please show your support and help Dannielle
Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle
Sunday, December 19th
Louisville Senior Center
423 Elm Street
Questions or Comments Please Contact:
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.
Sunday Worship: 10AM with Communion and all are welcome at the table.
Plattsmouth Library Happenings
Food for Fines
November 1st – December 31
For every item brought in a $1.00 will be removed from your fines.
This does not include lost items. If a lost item is returned the “food for fines” will apply to the late fee fine.
There will be NO amnesty days during these two months
Greenblatt & Seay
Workshop and Performance Schedule
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
December 4, 11, 18, 2010
January 8, 15, 22, 2011
January 29, 2011
February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011
March 5, 2011
“Greetings” Opens Winter Theater Season
KBC Productions announces that it will open the winter theater season at Mahoney State Park on December 3 with Tom Dudzick’s touching Christmas drama, “Greetings.” All performances take place at the Kountze Memorial Theater near the lodge inside of Mahoney State Park.Greetings is the story of a mentally handicapped man named Mickey. He lives at home with his sweet Catholic mother and sour Catholic father. When older brother, Andy brings home a Jewish fiancée to meet his family on Christmas Eve, he fears the worst. However, that evening a small miracle occurs. Mickey, whose entire vocabulary consists of “Oh boy,” and “Wow,” suddenly blurts out, “Greetings!” the whole family is left to wonder how this is possible. It is a gentle heart-warming story for the whole family.
The production is directed by Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water. Starring in the production are Jim Knierim of Louisville, Stacy White and Shari Hoelker of Omaha and Chuck Danskin of Lincoln. Reprising the role of Mickey for the third time is Jim Frerichs of rural Dunbar.
Performances for “Greetings” are Dec 17-19 and 26-30. Adult tickets are $8. Children are priced at $6. Reservations can be made by calling Mahoney State Park at (402) 944-2523 ext. 7122. Curtain times are at 7:30pm except for Dec 19 which are 2pm Sunday matinee performances. Mahoney State Park is located just off exit 426 on I-80 near the towns of Ashland and South Bend.
PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISCOUNT CARDS
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.
2011 Medicare Part D
Events in Cass County
Medicare beneficiaries should take advantage of the opportunity to discuss 2011
drug plans available to them. Call Cass County Extension at 267-2205 to
schedule an appointment with Mary Ann Holland, Extension Educator and
trained SHIIP Professional.
Cass County Extension, Hwy 1 & 144th St, Weeping Water fairgrounds
Friday, December 17
Monday, December 20
Bring along your Medicare card and a printed list of the prescription drugs you
are currently taking. Open Enrollment for 2011 will available between
November 15 to December 31, 2010.
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NEW YEAR'S EVE
Dinner at Lake Ridge Golf Course.
$20 per person includes entertainment, a dance with Swamp Boy Blues Band.
RSVP at 402-235-4653.
Recipe of the Week
What You Need
MIX cream cheese and 3 cups cookie crumbs until well blended.
SHAPE into 48 (1-inch) balls. Dip in melted chocolate; place on waxed paper-covered baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs.
REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator
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!
Ready for the NEXT Shelter+ Challenge?
The Animal Rescue Site and Petfinder.com are very excited to announce that the next Animal Rescue Site Shelter+ Challenge - together with Petfinder.com
Looking for highlights? The Holiday Shelter+ Challenge will run all the way through Sunday, December 19th, and winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 22nd. The Grand Prize will be a $10,000 grant to help animals, but we're also adding some exciting new prizes for shelters to try for. There will be Dark Horse Prize winners — rescue organizations that have never won a grant in ANY of our Challenges — and we will also offer a unique opportunity for voters to share their beloved rescue pets in the Shelter Fan Photo Contest to win a grant for their favorite rescue group!
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!
World Premiere in Manley, Nebraska!
The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley is bringing a world premiere to the stage. Opening on December 3, “Christmas at Leon’s” tells the tale of a bus full of holiday travelers who get stranded at a roadside diner during a blizzard. As we are introduced to the passengers, we discover that each one has a flaw or personal drama affecting his or her life. Everyone is able to find shelter and spiritual comfort at the diner owned by an odd little man named Leon.
The story and original musical score were both written by Mick Kovar of Lincoln. Mr. Kovar is a long-time friend of the Lofte having served on its board of directors and starred in several of its productions over the years. Lofte Artistic Director, Kevin Colbert is directing the show. Colbert and Kovar are old friends and have enjoyed working with each other on “Leon’s.”
Starring in the title role as the curmudgeon, Leon is Larry Bauers of Louisville. His three angelic waitresses are played by Renee Kovar of Lincoln, Lindsey Micks of Bellevue and Samantha Colbert of Weeping Water. Other players in the show include Bob Pinkerton of Weeping Water; Jamion Biesterfeld and Anne Riha of Louisville; Scott Pope of Eagle; Cynthia West Sheldon of Elmwood; Adam, Mick and Meagan Kovar and Brittney Ernesti all of Lincoln; Tom Lucas of Papillion, Virginia Howe Kincaid of Elkhorn and Jason France of Plattsmouth.
“Christmas at Leon’s” will run December 16-19. Showtimes are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm. Sundays are 2pm matinees. Tickets are $16.
The Lofte is also doing a fundraiser in coordination with this event. Ticket holders can come to the Lofte 90 minutes prior to curtain to eat at Leon’s Diner. A home-cooked meal of meatloaf or hot turkey sandwiches will be served right on stage as the cast entertains and helps to serve the food. Tickets for the meal are priced separately at $25/plate. $15 of the meal ticket is tax deductible. Advance reservations for the Diner Experience are required.
The Lofte is located near the intersection of Highway 50 and Highway 1 just east of the village of Manley. The box office is open Monday through Friday 8am-12pm.
Quote of the week:
No man ever stated his troubles as lightly as he might.
A SHORT STORY
I walk into lots of new places, most of them businesses, and have discovered that I get lots of different receptions. The receptions run from “Hi! How may I help you?” to “Yea? Whadda you want?”
You’ve gotten those same receptions. You can tell almost immediately who’s positive and passionate about what he’s doing and who’s not, who’s doing a great job because she loves what she does and who she is and who’s just negative and miserable.
So what creates the difference between “How may I help you?” and “Whadda you want?” It’s the personal choice to make a positive life and a living or to just make a living. If you make a positive life and a living, you listen to life for opportunities to invest yourself in others’ well-being, knowing that’s the path to positive success. If you just make a living in a negative world, others merely interrupt your pursuit of money.
So what’s your choice? We have one another to help along the way so choose your positive passion, not your negative misery as you listen to life.
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.
Community Sustaining Sponsors 2010