What is happening in Plattsmouth!?
Plattsmouth night with the Omaha Lancers was a blast! They had $1 hot dogs, pop, and suds until the puck dropped. I wasn't sure what to expect of a hockey game, as I was never at one before. It was nice to see everyone all 'decked' out in their best Lancer's apparel. We saw jerseys, face paint, hats, and beads. Someone was even kind enough and gave our daughter some beads! She loves them! As the first period came to an end, we saw a bunch of people from the Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce go down to the floor. I was wondering what was going on.
Once the players left the ice, the Chamber ventured out onto the ice. They started throwing T-Shirts into the stands that were from the businesses on Main Street! They were also using the T-Shirt Gun. Although we didn't get a shirt, it was so neat to see the fans on their feet cheering, hoping to have one thrown their way.
After they were finished, they came back up to their seats. I had to grab DeAnne Kathol, (who is Miss Plattsmouth and Miss Cass County) and her escort Kyle Green for a quick picture with my daughter, Emmalynn.
When you watch movies on tv about hockey, they show them always fighting. Dropping their sticks, throwing their gloves and body slamming each other into the wall. I didn't really think they did that a lot in real life. Boy was I wrong! They weren't kidding when they said that the Lincoln Stars and the Omaha Lancers were big rivals. They were constantly fighting, but it was so much fun! (don't worry, no one got hurt)
I think all in all everyone had a good time! It was a nice night, for some good ole' family fun!
Here are some more people from Plattsmouth enjoying the game!
Help us thank our 2010 Democratic Candidates
at a "Roast for Those Who Ran"
Featuring: Ivy Harper, Mike Meister, Tom White, and Vince Powers as MC
Saturday, March 19, 2011
6:00 pm - Reception and cash bar
7:00 pm - Dinner and Program
The Exposition Center on the Cass County Fairgrounds
132nd St. and Highway 1, north of Weeping Water
Tickets: $25/individual, $40/couple
May be purchased at: http://www.actblue.com/page/casscountyroast/
Or purchased directly from many Cass County Democrats.
Call (402) 434-2180
Community Lenten Pasta Dinners
Hosanna Lutheran Church
Friday March 18th: Spaghetti
Friday April 1: Fettuccini
Friday April 15: Lasagna
Meal includes pasta (meat or meatless)
$3.00 10 and under
Ages 3 and under free
Hosanna Lutheran Church
700 South 18th Street
(Just west of Plattsmouth Middle School)
Come to the Plattsmouth Public Library on Saturday February 26, 2011 at 7:00 pm to experience “Everything Chocolate”. The evening will consist of:
*A library scavenger hunt designed to make patrons and future patrons familiar with the library and what we have to offer.
*A chocolate competition is also being held but participation in this part of the event is optional.
Anyone who wishes to compete for the “Chocolate Champion” should register at the library. You can come in person to register or call the library at 296-4154 and speak to any staff member.
Judges for the competition will be Dean Meisinger, current Plattsmouth Harvest Festival king, Pat Dugan, newly elected to the Plattsmouth City Council, and Kit Ostaseski, owner of the Chocolate Moose. Judges will taste the different chocolate entries and a “Chocolate Champion” will be crowned.
We will round out the evening’s activities with karaoke. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. This event is being held for adults 18 years of age or older. We hope to see you there!
Please call the Library to register!
April 18th is just around the corner.
Get your tax forms now at the Plattsmouth Public Library.
There will be no Nebraska State Tax forms this year.
Call 1-800-742-7474 to request a form or go to http://www.revenue.ne.gov
Copies can be printed at the library .15c per page
Children’s Saturday Programs
All programs start at 10:00am
February 5 What’s in Your Pocket?
February 12 Valentines Day
February 19 Winter Gear
February 26 Popcorn Day
Information on this summer’s “Big Read” program and tryouts for the play will be coming soon.
What is happening elsewhere...
NEWS RELEASE FROM IANR, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
-- UNL Extension Offers Crop Scout Training in March
UNL Extension Offers Crop Scout Training in March
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Crop scouts will learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests during a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers program March 16.
The training provides in-depth and detailed information from university specialists.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the workshop is from 9 a.m-5 p.m at the university's Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead.
Cost is $120. Fees include lunch, refreshment breaks, workshop materials and instruction manual. Registrants should preregister to reserve their seat and to ensure workshop materials are available the day of the training session. Updated reference materials are included in this year's take- home instruction manual.
Topics include: how corn and soybean plants grow and develop; soybean and corn insect management; insect quiz; identifying weeds -- plant morphology; using a key to identify weed seedlings; crop diseases and quiz; and nutrient deficiencies.
Certified Crop Advisor continuing education credits are available with 4 in pest management, 1 in crop management and .5 in fertility/nutrient management.
FEDERAL PROGRAMS PROVIDE FARM AND RANCH RISK MANAGEMENT PROTECTION
LINCOLN, NE (February 8, 2011) - “Farmers and ranchers need to make sure they meet requirements under the
Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) and crop insurance programs by the 2011 sales closing date
of March15, 2011,” noted Nebraska Farm Service Agency Director Dan Steinkruger. “The Livestock Forage Program
(LFP) provides pasture loss payments for drought using the Drought Monitor and currently the Nebraska Drought
Monitor reflects a lot of the state as Abnormally Dry, or in D1 drought.”
Livestock Forage Program (LFP) benefits may be earned by producers of eligible livestock for drought losses to
grazing land that is native or improved pastureland. To qualify, the drought intensity during the grazing period as
ranked by the U.S. Drought Monitor must reach the D2 or greater intensity for a specific time. Grazing acres incurring
a loss must have either crop insurance (policy or plan issued under the Federal Crop Insurance Act) or Non-Insured
Crop Disaster Assistance (NAP) coverage in order to qualify for Livestock Forage Program benefits on those acres.
The Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE) provides benefits for crop losses. It is revenue based, and
accounts for losses in production quantity and quality, as well as decreases in price. The Emergency Livestock
Assistance Program (ELAP) provides emergency relief to producers of livestock, honey bees, and farm-raised fish
due to grazing losses, feed losses, and additional costs incurred, or death losses to honey bees or farm-raised fish
which are caused by an eligible adverse weather event. To meet risk management eligibility for SURE and ELAP,
producers must obtain either crop insurance coverage at the catastrophic (CAT) level or higher, or Non-insured Crop
Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage from FSA for all crops on all farms in all counties in which they have an
Steinkruger added, “Farmers, ranchers, and landowners should review their 2011 drought protection before the
March15 deadline with their local FSA Office staff.”
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The Nebraska Arborists Association (NAA) Great Plains Tree Conference is set for February
28 & March 1, 2011 at the Lincoln Embassy Suites. This year’s Conference, “Wild Times for
Nebraska Trees,” will feature a day and a half of education and fun for all attendees. Five
hours of NAA CEUs are available for the first day, and three CEUs are available for the
second day of the conference. (NAA has also applied for ISA credits.). Don’t miss this
opportunity to network, establish new business contacts, and receive cutting edge
information on tree care!
Speakers this year include: Guy Sternberg, author of Native Trees for North American
Landscapes and a tree consultant for the City of Springfield, Illinois, will be the keynote
speaker for the 2011 Conference. In addition, there will be presentations from Mark
Widrlechner, Steve Rasmussen, Dan Mekkes, Dr. Whitney Cranshaw, Jack Phillips, Dr. Mark
Harrell andKeith Lucas, and a panel discussion on “Nebraska Trees - Challenges and
Opportunities for Care.”
For more information and registration details please visit www.nearborists.org
New Podcasts Appeal to Nebraska’s Byways Travelers
Golf, military history, camping, pioneer history and unique accommodations featured in five new online videos
LINCOLN, NEB. (Feb. 17, 2011)—One of the most appealing aspects of traveling Nebraska’s Byways is the wide variety of things to see and do. Five new podcast videos at VisitNebraska.gov give visitors a sneak peek at the top interest-based attractions along the byways.
The new videos follow host Rick Folten as he travels the state’s nine scenic and historic routes. Whether looking for a great golf getaway on some of the state’s first-class links, or top-notch camping accommodations for an unforgettable family vacation, the new podcasts offer glimpses into some of the state’s premier destinations.
The videos are four to five minutes in length and can be viewed on any personal computer or digital media player. The podcastswere produced using grant funding from the Federal Highway Administration’s National Scenic Byway Program, with matching funding from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s Travel and Tourism Division.
Christian Hornbaker, director of the Division, said the new podcasts are a great example of using technology to demonstrate the value of a Nebraska vacation.
“These new videos are a fun way to learn about all the historical, cultural and fun things to explore along the state’s byways,” Hornbaker said.
Check out all of the new Nebraska’s Byways podcasts at VisitNebraska.gov/travel-tools/podcasts.
At the website, travelers can also order the free 2011 Nebraska Travel Guide featuring 176-pages of must-do activities, places to go and things to see in Nebraska.
Lofte Community Theatre to Honor Volunteers
On Saturday, February 26 at 6pm the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley will honor its volunteers and hold their annual business meeting. Actors, ushers, painters, donors and friends are all invited to participate in this special event. Lofte officers will present Lofte financials and plans for the future. A complimentary Italian meal and refreshments will be provided.
The Lofte is a non-profit organization and as such is heavily dependent upon its army of volunteers. During the course of the evening, those with outstanding service during the past year will be recognized by the "Dale Crosby Awards." Mr. Crosby was a long-time chairman of the Lofte Board of Directors. His willingness to tackle any duty at the theater served as an inspiration to others. Over the many years of his service, he performed, cleaned and took on administrative tasks. Mr. Crosby passed away in 2001.
Lofte Artistic Director Kevin Colbert will announce upcoming show selections and share some of the behind the scenes antics that he witnessed during the 2010 season.
Those who are planning to attend are asked to RSVP by calling the theater at (402) 234-2553.
Small Business Expo & Craft Fair
Saturday, March 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church
36712 Church Road
Louisville, NE 68037
Looking for vendors...
Same great conference, new dates
Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop rescheduled for March 22-23
LINCOLN, NEB. (Feb. 8, 2011) — The 2011 Governor’s Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop is rescheduled for March 22-23 at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center in Kearney.
The workshop, originally scheduled for the first week of February, was postponed due to hazardous weather and travel conditions. Nearly all of the original speakers will be presenting at the March workshop, including keynote speaker Stan Meador.
Meador—founder, owner and general manager of the X Bar Ranch Nature Retreat in Eldorado, Texas—will share 15 years worthof experiences with starting andrunninga tourism enterprise on his family’s fifth-generation ranch. This “nuts andbolts” presentation will help participants better understand why and how to diversify, how to manage various businesses operating on the same piece of land, and how to market a recreation product.
Meador will also offer a breakout session designed for those who are considering a new agritourism enterprise, and facilitate a new session called “What Flew and What Flopped” that invites workshop participants to share insights from successful, and unsuccessful, programs.
The workshop also will include industry exhibitor booths featuring products and programs essential to agri/eco-tourism. “A Taste of Nebraska Agri-Tourism” networking event on Tuesday evening will offer samples of Nebraska wines, craft beers and an array of fabulous home-grown/homemade foods.
The rescheduled workshop falls during the peak of the annual sandhill cranemigration. Participants interested in viewing the cranes while in the area, can reserve a blind through the Rowe Sanctuary & Iain Nicolson Audubon Center, 308-468-5282, www.rowesanctuary.org; or the Nebraska Nature & Visitor Center, 308-382-1820, www.nebraskanature.org.
To: Nebraska Tourism Industry
From: Christian Hornbaker, Director
Dept. of Economic Development’s Division of Travel & Tourism
Re: 2011 Nebraska Tourism Quarterly Input Sessions
March 4, 2011 April 18, 2011
9 a.m. CST 2 p.m. CST
Five Rivers RC&D office Grand Manse, Jasmine room
140 N. 4th St. 129 N. 10th St.
Tecumseh, Nebraska Lincoln, Nebraska
Reminder: The first input session of 2011 will take place on Friday, March 4, at The Five Rivers RC&D office in Tecumseh. It will take place directly before the SENTC meeting, which starts at 10 a.m. at the same location.
The next meeting will be held Monday, April 18, in the Jasmine room at The Grand Manse in Lincoln. It will directly follow the NACVB meeting planners’ event being held that day at the same location.
Thanks to the SENTC and NACVB for their partnership in arranging these meeting times and making participation more efficient for attendees.
These meetings are your opportunity to share your thoughts, experiences, and insight as an active member of Nebraska’s tourism industry. Representatives from Snitily Carr, the Division’s advertising agency, will be on hand to gather your input.
The input sessions are conducted at Snitily Carr’s expense, andparticipants need only attendone meeting as the same agenda will be followed at each. Please feel free to attend the meeting that best fits your schedule.
We hope you can join us!
The celebration of Nebraska 4-H Month continues here in Cass County. Become part of the celebration by joining 4-H. Click on the above logo to connect with our website and find out more about 4-H fun in Cass County!
For more information or to register, contact UNL Extension at (402) 624-8030, (800) 529-8030, e-mail Keith Glewen at firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at
The Ninth Annual Nebraska American String Teachers Association Fiddle Tune Composition Contest
This event inspires fiddlers everywhere to compose their own tunes, and supports the cause of string education throughout
the great state of Nebraska.
1st PLACE: $100.00 2nd PLACE: $50.00 3rd PLACE: $25.00
Entries must be postmarked by March 31. The winners will be announced on May 28, 2011, during the Monumental Fiddling Championship held at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. The winning compositions will be performed at the Monumental Fiddling Championship & Acoustic Band Contest, and printed in Stringing Along, the journal of the Nebraska Chapter of the
American String Teachers Association.
For more information about the Nebraska American String Teachers Association, log on to the web site atwww.neasta.org.
Greenblatt & Seay Publications, in Avoca, Nebraska is a proud Sponsor of the Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition Contest.
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