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2011 Annual Chamber Banquet Meeting was a success!

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The banquet was well attended and everyone enjoyed the hospitality.
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New Chamber members had a chance to introduce their businesses before the banquet.
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KORN KLUB MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

  The January meeting date is Thursday the 27th at 7pm in the Plattsmouth Public Library.
Future Korn Klub meetings will be the third Thursday of each month in the senior center.
The meeting was moved to the fourth Thursday this month because of the Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce banquet this Thursday.
The 2011 Plattsmouth Harvest Festival dates are Thursday, September 8 through Sunday September 11th.
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PLATTSMOUTH NIGHT WITH THE OMAHA LANCERS

Hockey team is Saturday, February 19th
 The Lancers play their biggest rivals, the Lincoln Stars, at 7:05pm at the Omaha Civic Auditorium.
The Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce is helping to sponsor the night.
Discounted tickets are available now for $8 each by contacting
Diana with the Lancers by Friday, February 11th at 402-344-7825 ext. #9 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
You can also win Lancer tickets in a special drawing.
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TRAP TEAM SIGN-UP

 Open to students of both Conestoga and Plattsmouth in grades 6 through 12 who want
to compete in the Eastern Cornhusker Trapshooting Conference.
The sign-up meeting is Saturday, January 29th at the Murray Christian Church at 1pm.
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THE SARPY/CASS HEALTH DEPARTMENT

is giving away free residential radon gas testing kits to residents of Sarpy and Cass counties.
Kits are available at the Health Department at 701 Olson Drive, Papillion. For more information, call 339-4334 or go to our website: www.sarpycasshealthdepartment.org.
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CASS COUNTY FRIENDS OF SCOUTING

Kick Off

 The event for the Mid-America Council's Wagon Wheel District is Saturday, January 29th
starting at 9am at Wiles Bros. Inc. Seed Warehouse, 606 Wiles Road, Plattsmouth.
194 youth and 103 adults from Cass County are involved in scouting in four Cub Scout packsand five Boy Scout troops.
The event at Wiles Bros. will give you the opportunity to learn more about scouts
and how scouting has changed lives in Cass County.
"Sweet Corn: effort, sales, celebration" and the Cass County Giving Campaign are also program topics.


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PLATTSMOUTH URGENT CARE

Quality Health Care for All Ages. No need for an appointment, walk-in's welcome!
Open Monday - Friday: 8am to 6:30pm and Saturday: 9am to 1pm inside Pamida
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Happy (Almost) Valentine's Day
House Concert!
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Ever been to a House Concert? Nobody wants to sit outside in the snow to listen to their favorite musicians...
Therefore, SVE is trying a new idea.

What is A House Concert
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The musician will be appearing inside the house, by the fireplace and will be up close and personal.
One Scheduled so far...
April 15 Edie Carey
Popular Chicago based folk artist. Fun!!! You may have seen her appearance at SVE in summer 2009.
See her website at www.ediecarey.com
RSVP necessary.  space limited to 30!
$15 at the door

Slattery Vintage Estates: Vineyard

Presents....
back by popular demand...Drumroll please!

The Sweetheart Dinner

Saturday February 12, 7 p.m.
Chateaubriand for Two and all the trimmings!  $90 per couple includes four courses and champagne...

Reservations limited to 20 per night, so RSVP now
Call 402-267-5267
Credit card to reserve a spot for two!

Also, we are offering package deals with the Historic Fitzgerald Hotel in Plattsmouth and transportation included... Just $184 per couple.  Book today, space limited.
see www.thefitzgeraldbuilding.com .


March 4    Fat Friday at Slattery's

Yes, Fat Tuesday isn't until March this year!  Let's celebrate Mardi Gras with a Louisiana based Cajun dinner complete with Beer Tasting from Abita Beers.
Make your reservations soon for this fun Friday before Lent. Sarah is already planning the menu for this yummy event.
Stay Tuned for price and menu!




Thanks for all your continued loyalty.  We are celebrating three years in business this January. Stay warm by coming out for some hot soup and sit by the fire. De-stress with friends and family. Bring your games or use ours!

Sincerely,


Barb & Mike Slattery
Slattery Vintage Estates
www.SVEVineyards.com
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Steel Horse Saloon in Nehawka

Breakfast Buffet every Sunday from 7am to 1pm and Karaoke every Thursday from 7pm to 11pm.
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HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES

The Cass County Veterans' Service Office is offering hunting and fishing licenses that can be purchased at
The reduced rate of $5 is for veterans who are 64 or older.
If the veteran is 50% service connected or higher, the fee is waived. Payment can be made with check or credit card.
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The Plattsmouth Animal Shelter

$300,000+ Shelter Challenge

Dear Friend,

We can help our favorite rescue organization win prizes this year with The Animal Rescue Site $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge of 2011 -- with Petfinder.com!

Voting starts Monday, January 10th! Visit The Animal Rescue Site daily to click on the purple button to fund food for orphaned pets, then click on the red "Vote Now!" ad at the top of the next page. There are 69 prizes in the first voting round that ends March 20th.

Send this e-card to family and friends and tell them how they can help animals in their local communities today!

The shelter is making improvements everyday - stop by for a visit! We haven't won this yet - maybe this is our time - will you help us? Be sure to vote everyday for the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter.
THANK YOU

Happy Paws for Plattsmouth Animal Shelter

Click to give™ free food and care! Visit The Animal Rescue Site daily to click on the purple button and sponsors will pay for food and care for rescued animals. 100% of sponsor money goes to charity. Then, shop our store and give more! Follow the button below to get started or click here.

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!

INSTRUCTIONS

Go to www.amimalrescuesite.com and click on the button on the right
"Click Here To Give - It's Free" - at this point you are giving free food to animals at many shelters.
Now you'll get a message "Thank you your click has been counted!"
In the middle of the screen you'll see - "Ready for the Holiday Shelter Challenge?"
Click on the line that says "Vote Every Day After You Click"
The first time you vote you will need to enter all the information -
Shelter name: Plattsmouth Animal Shelter
Country: USA
State: Nebraska
City: Plattsmouth
Click on "search"
It will locate the shelter and display the name and location - when it does click "VOTE"
One more step ...... Confirm your vote (name the animal) and you're done.
After you do this the first time, you can save it in your favorites (it will retain all the shelter info) and the voting is much quicker the next time!
IMPORTANT: Please remember to vote every day and help us gain on the leaders - thanks!

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

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!

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From Farms to Families

A program designed to empower women in agriculture
with a better understanding of the issues that affect profitability!

Session 1: Wednesday, February 9 at 6:30 pm

By attending you will:
Recognize the effects of personality types on business
Know more about crop insurance
Understand why and how to develop an estate plan
Become a better advocate for agriculture

Session 2: Tuesday, February 22 at 6:30 pm

By attending you will:
Know more about agricultural land leasing
Become more comfortable with computer technology
Be introduced to new value added beef cuts
Understand more about family relationships in dynamics

Location: UNL Agricultural Research & Development Center
August N. Christenson Building

(1071 County Road G, Ithaca,  NE)

Cost: $25 per session or $45 for both sessions

Price includes all materials and a light supper.
Registration Deadline: February 2 (for Session 1) & February 15 (for Session 2)

To register contact:
UNL Extension - Saunders County
(402) 624-8030
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January Recycle Trailer Schedule for Cass County

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OPERATION KEEP WARM

is in critical need of children's coat donations -- Leave them at Pamida, Bomgaars, the First Presbyterian Church, the First United Methodist Church or the First Lutheran Church in Plattsmouth.


WARM HUGS CAMPAIGN

The Plattsmouth Early Childhood Center, 902 Main Street, is now accepting donations of gently used and new coats in any size.


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.

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ZUMBA CLASSES

at the Plattsmouth VFW, in the back room  every Monday and Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm.
Cost is $5 per class.
Come join the fun!
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Greenblatt & Seay Performance Schedule and Workshops

 

Registration is now open for the 2011 Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska.  Deborah Greenblatt, championship fiddler, author of many fiddle collections, will help the campers get in touch with their inner fiddler.  The course of study during the Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps will be designed specifically for the individual campers who sign up.

Fiddle Camp for Beginners is Monday, June 13 - Friday, June 17.  This 5 day camp includes some of the basics and fun of fiddling, such as performing in public, practice techniques, reading music, playing y ear, and jamming.  Fiddling styles include bluegrass, Cajun, Irish, Klezmer, old-time, and newly composed tunes by the campers.  Movement and singing are included in the experience.

Fiddle Camp for Intermediate/Advanced Fiddlers is Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15.  Campers will discuss picking tunes for contests, performing in public, practice techniques, reading music, playing by ear, playing for dancers, back-up fiddling, arranging twin fiddle pieces , and jamming.  Many fiddling styles will be represented, including original compositions by the campers.  Campers can sign up for all 5 days, or just 2 days, or just one day of Intermediate camp.

Monday & Tuesday is for reading fiddlers/violinists who want to read more tunes. This mini-camp is perfect for fiddlers who want to improve their music reading skills, and for classically trained violinists, violists, and cellists who are interested in various fiddling styles. Using sheet music in standard notation, these campers will get to improve their sight reading, and experience the fun of playing fiddle tunes at the same time! Fiddling styles included in the sessions will be tailored to the interest of the campers who register.
Wednesday & Thursday is for fiddlers/violinists who want to learn tunes by ear. This mini-camp is designed to jump-start your ability to pick up tunes quickly by ear, and to make them stick! Tunes used will reflect various styles, meters, tempos, and difficulty levels.
Friday is for fiddlers who “just wanna have fun”. This mini camp includes jamming, modulating, singing, dancing, experimenting, sharing, improvising, and playing fiddle related instruments.

Each day is scheduled from 9 AM - 1 PM.  Registration is available on line at www.greenblattandseay.com.

For more information, contact Deborah Greenblatt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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The Otoe County Genealogical Society

will host its February 10th meeting at 7:00pm at the Unadilla Community Library at 770 'G' Street in Unadilla, Nebraska.  A presentation titled "Researching Your Civil War Ancestors" will be given to assist researchers in not only locating information about their Civil War ancestors, but also in the procedures of joining the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, and Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War.”

“Picasso at the Lapin Agile,”

KBC productions announces that the second play in its winter season, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” opened on Friday, January 22 at Mahoney State Park.

“Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” is written by Steve Martin.  Most famous for his comedic skits and appearances in many movies and television shows, Mr. Martin wrote the script in 1993.  The comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian café in 1904, just before Einstein transformed the world of academia with his theory of relativity and before Picasso set the art world on fire with cubism.  This fictional tale sees two geniuses discussing the century’s achievements as well as many other fanciful topics.  You will be treated to giggles aplenty and moments of sheer enlightenment.  Staff suggests a PG13 rating for this show.

The show is produced by Kevin Colbert and directed by Katherine Cover, both of Weeping Water.  The rest of the cast includes  William M. Cover II and Timron Gilfert of Weeping Water, Noelle Bohaty, Clay Stevens, Kyle Lorenz, Mellisa Marinovich, Travis Triplett and Grant Covney all of Lincoln; Kevin Holdorf of Manley; and Cynthia Sheldon of Elmwood.

The production runs January 30, February 4-6, 10-14 and 18-20.  Curtain times are 7:30pm except for Sundays which are 2pm matinees.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children.  A state park sticker or purchase of a day pass is required for entrance into the park.  For reservations, please call Mahoney State Park at (402) 944-2523 ext. 7122.

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The Lofte

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Manley, NE [January 5, 2011]- The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley will hold auditions for “Leaving Iowa” on January 31 and February 1 at 7pm.  The production requires three men and three women.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.  The production will be directed by Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water.

“Leaving Iowa” is the story of Don Browning, a middle-aged writer who decides it is finally time to take his father’s ashes to his childhood home.  But when Don discovers that Grandma’s house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa searching for a proper resting place for his father.  The father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don’s memories of the annual tortuous vacations of his childhood.

 

The production will serve as the Lofte’s entry in the upcoming Nebraska Association of Community Theaters competition March 18-20.  It will also be the 2011 season opener for the Lofte with performance dates on May 28, 29, June 3-5 and 9-12.

 

Those with questions in regards to the production should contact Lofte Artistic Director Kevin Colbert at (402) 234-2553.


Precise Ice


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

SATURDAYS

Session 1
10:00am-10:50am

Session 2
10:00am-10:50am

January 29, 2011

February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011

March 5, 2011

Cost: *$57.00

Cost: *$57.00

 



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.



This is my last newsletter.  Thank you for the opportunity to serve you for this brief time.

Be kind to each other and be well.

Vicki Moses  Smile

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