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A Health Fair for Body, Mind, and Spirit!

Sponsored by Health & Healing Ministry.

April 30, 2011   ~  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location
First Lutheran Church
1025 Ave D
Plattsmouth

  • A Health Fair for Plattsmouth and the surrounding communities to come and discover health related opportunities are in the area.
  • Participate and receive health screening information particular to age group and gender.
  •  Health information and much more for Kids, Women, Men, Teens, and Seniors.
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Kidney Early Evaluation Program will be present and free to everyone with hypertenstion, diabeties, protein in the urine, or any early kidney disorder.

 

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Tickets are still available to win this pretty "snazzy" looking motorcycle.  To purchase tickets for the motorcycle raffle, please contact the Plattsmouth Main Street Association at 402-296-5544.

You could also contact the editor to purchase tickets at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 


 

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Plattsmouth Community Foundation Fund Launches HomeTown Competitiveness Community Capacity Questionnaire.
 
The Plattsmouth Community Foundation Fund needs your feedback.  As we participate in the Assessment Phase of HomeTown Competitiveness, one of the steps is to provide a Community Capacity Questionnaire and gather responses before May 10,2011.  Below is the link for those willing to fill out an on line questionnaire.
 
http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22C7JFHGRNB
 
For a printable copy, please email Annette Wiles at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Who should participate in the questionnaire?   People in our community that have a vested interest in creating an effective and sustainable  community.  Its our goal to encourage collaboration to achieve common goals, avoid and eliminate duplication of local efforts and to support and coordinate (not replace) existing efforts.
 
HomeTown Competiveness (HTC) is a “come-back/give-back” approach to rural community development based on local assets. HTC harnesses local resources that every rural community already has.  Task forces are organized around four HTC Pillars: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Youth Engagement, Philanthropy
 
Implementation of the HTC framework is an incremental process designed to build, enhance and sustain community capacity. On the ground and at work in the community, each pillar supports the others. The framework is implemented in three phases:

Phase 1 - Assessment (Plattsmouth Current Phase): Includes community kick-off, interviews and surveys to assess community capacity in each of the four pillars and culminates in a meeting where the assessment results are shared with the community
Phase 2 - Strategy Development: Focuses on developing customized strategies to strengthen community capacity and integrate a holistic long-term community and economic development plan
Phase 3 - Implementation and Refinement: Ongoing community refinement and updating of plan as they continue the implementation and evaluation.
 
To get involved in Plattsmouth’s HTC effort, contact any of these HTC Steering Committee members:
Site Coordinator/Leadership Pillar:
        Annette Wiles, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 402-677-1703
Entrepreneurship Pillar:
        Dave Steinkruger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 402-296-2194
Youth Pillar:
        Cherie Larson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 402-296-3361 X2812
Philanthropy Pillar: 
        Mike Schuldt, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 402-296-6025
 
HomeTown Competitiveness (HTC) is a collaboration of three organizations: the Heartland Center for Leadership Development, the Nebraska Community Foundation and the RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship.

Expected Outcomes of HomeTown Competiveness (HTC) Framework
 
Entrepreneurship Pillar
•    New jobs and new wealth created in the community
•    More current businesses retained, transitioned and growing
•    Strategy in place to develop new small businesses
•    Increased entrepreneurial activity within the private and public sectors
 
Youth Pillar
•    Increased number of young people working towards returning to their hometown
•    Greater youth involvement in community service and leadership
•    Entrepreneurship curriculum available to more youths
•    Stronger school-community partnerships in place to support shared education and community      economic development goals
 
Leadership Pillar
•    More volunteer engagement in community projects and activities
•    Increased diversity in community leadership
•    Enhanced leadership knowledge and skills
•    More people willing to run for public office
 
Philanthropy Pillar
•    Provide a better case for donors to give back to their hometown
•    Grow endowments by capturing a portion of the Transfer of Wealth
•    Invest strategically in the community with impact grants
•    Sustained financial support of community and economic development
 
Philosophy of HTC
•    Local control
•    Build on community’s assets
•    Add value to, not replace, local efforts
•    Empower local leadership
•    Convene and build partnerships
•    Belief in power of “Hometown”

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Adoption fees on all animals is $60, this includes spay/neuter and

vaccinations.  Microchips are an additional $25 (well worth it)

Adoption application  

Adult cats are a free adoption to Senior Citizens.

 


 

 

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April's Children Programs
10-11 am 

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Don't Forget....

With Earth Week starting this week, and Earth Day on April 22nd I would like to extend a challenge to my readers.  I would like for you guys to take a picture of how you are helping the Planet. 

Either by recycling, planting trees or flowers, picking up litter, you name it!  Once you take that picture, please send it to me and I will include it in my newsletter.  I will take submissions until April 25th, and you can look for them in that week's newsletter.  My email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Here is a link to get you started.  50 ways to help the Planet.  Be creative! 

I'm excited to see the submissions! Cool


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Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. Our team is walking in March for Babies because we want to do something about this. I know you care, too. That's why I'm asking you to join us. It's easy..use this link and sign up....

http://www.marchforbabies.org/s_team_page.asp?seid=1508329

If you can't walk with us, please help by donating to our team. You can do so right on this page. Thank you for helping us give all babies a healthy start!
The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.


May 1, 2011 - Mahoney State Park
Walk Distance: 3 miles
Registration Time: 9:00 AM
Start Time: 10:00 AM

Click on the link below to sign up!
http://www.marchforbabies.org/s_team_page.asp?seid=1508329


Looking for walkers!!! Or sponsors!
There will be free admission to the park, free parking, free breakfast (Krispy Kreme & Starbucks) and lunch and for the kiddos there is a big top tent full of carnival games to play, the entertainment after the walk will be the String Beans Band (kids band). The lunch being provided I have been told is Arby's, also Blue Bunny will be there with ice cream for a cool treat and that is just a start.

 
Dannielle was born at 28 weeks...she weighed 1lb 13oz and 14" long. Today Dannielle weighs 13lbs and 23" long. She has come along way thanks to the March of Dimes and their research.

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Dannielle at Birth!

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Dannielle at six months!

Thanks!
Jason, Teri & Dannielle McClun

Questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Jason & Teri McClun 402.234.4161


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Need a Daycation???
 
"Spring" Into the Valley Tour
April 29 - May 1

Take a Springtime tour of the Scenic Weeping Water Valley during our "Spring" Into the Valley promotion!  Many of our 19 member businesses and attractions will be hosting special events, offering discounts, holding drawings or giving out free goodies.  Stop by www.VisittheValley.org for a complete listing of locations and specials.

Pick up a passport from any participating member, obtain five or more stamps by visiting other businesss throughout the weekend, then turn your passport in at Plantman Nursery for a FREE four-pack of annuals.

 See you soon in the Valley!

 


 

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Annie Auditions


The Lofte Community Theatre will be holding auditions for its summer musical, "Annie" at 2pm and 7pm on Sunday, May 8, and 7pm on Monday, May 9.  There are six roles available for girls ages 7-13.  It is suggested that children come to the Sunday afternoon audition session.  There are roles for eight men and eight women of various ages.  A complete cast list can be found on the Lofte website, www.Lofte.com

The production will be directed by Kevin Colbert.  Those who audition should bring a prepared song of no more than one minute in length.  An accompanist is provided.  Dress comfortably and wear appropriate shoes for dancing.  If necessary, callbacks will be held between May 10 and May 12.  Rehearsals will begin as early as June 6.  Production dates for the play are July 22-August 7. 

If further information is needed, please email Artistic Director Kevin Colbert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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