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KORN KLUB MEETS:  Plans are underway for this year's Plattsmouth Harvest Festival, set for September 6-9, 2012.  Several new events are in the works, including a Karaoke Contest and a Street Dance.  A contest is also being held to select a theme for this year's festival. 

Although its slogan is “Where Corn is Still King”, the Plattsmouth Harvest Festival needs a theme for 2012.  Please submit ideas or suggestions to one of the officers; mail to P.O. Box 112, Plattsmouth, NE 68048; or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The next meeting of the Korn Klub is this Thursday, March 15, 7PM, at the Plattsmouth Senior / Community Center.  The public is invited to attend and suggestions are most welcome.  To be placed on the meeting agenda, contact Klub President Nancy Johnson at 297-2384. 

For more information, visit www.plattsmouthharvestfestival.com

 

 


 

 

  

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  2012 Elections

 

As many of you know, the Primary Election is just around the corner.

The Primary Election is May 15, 2012.

If you need to get registered to vote, or need to update your voter registration (CLICK HERE)

The Election Office, now located at 201 Main Street, is now accepting Early Voting Applications for the upcoming Primary Election.  These can be obtained by a number of ways. 

  • You could take a trip to downtown Plattsmouth, and visit the new office.  While there you can fill out your request.
  • You could call 402-296-9309 and request a form to be mailed to you.
  • Lastly, you can visit the Cass County Website and download a form.  (CLICK HERE) 

The filing deadlines have passed, to see a FULL listing of filed candidates, visit the Cass County Election webpage.  (CLICK HERE)

 


  

HOSANNA LUTHERAN CHURCH

Presents…

 
 
Community Lenten Pasta Dinners
 
March 2nd:  Spaghetti

March 16th:  Fettuccini (red or white sauce)

March 30th:  Lasagna 
 
Meal to include: Pasta (meat or meatless), garlic toast, salad, relish tray, dessert, drinks
 
Carry out containers available
 
5:00 to 7:00 pm
 
$6.00 per person
5 yrs and under Free
 
700 South 18th Street
Plattsmouth, NE

Across from Plattsmouth Middle School

 

 

 


 

 

Save the Date
An Event 20 Years in the Making!
Join us at Southeast Corner of U.S. Highway 75 and Oak Hill Road,
Plattsmouth, Neb.

for the
 Ground Breaking

U.S. Highway 75 Expansion - Plattsmouth, Neb.

Wednesday, April 4, 2 p.m.


City of Plattsmouth
Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce
Plattsmouth Main Street Association

 

 

 


 

 

 senator lambert

For Immediate Release: Educational Opportunities for Nebraska Students

 

Many legislative proposals affect education in our state. Understanding the views of students, parents and educators in District 2 helps me to vote responsibly. Since January I have participated in many events aimed at providing information about specific initiatives and educational needs in general. These activities are interesting and beneficial to me as a state senator.

 

Some of the most enjoyable experiences I have as a state senator come from my interaction with students. In January I attended a graduation ceremony in the district for D.A.R.E - the highly acclaimed program that gives young people the skills they need to avoid drugs and violence. The Nebraska Library Association provides senators with a new book for their hometown library. I was pleased to present the book I received to the Plattsmouth Library, where I read to a delightful group of children earlier this month.

 

Last month I visited with District 2 families, who came to Lincoln for Home School Day at the Capitol. This week I welcomed school groups from Eagle Elementary and Hayward Elementary in Nebraska City. My staff reports that fourth grade classes from across the state will visit the Capitol through the end of the school year. The Nebraska Department of Education requires that, by fourth grade, students in our public schools will have studied Nebraska history, civics and government. A tour of the Capitol and the chance to visit the legislature enhances classroom learning. The legislature supports the state’s fourth grade curriculum with a publication entitled Unicam Kids. I am pleased to provide this book to all of the elementary students who visit the home of their state government.

 

District 3 Senator Scott Price and I recently hosted a discussion about the Nebraska Legislature with ASSE exchange students from Germany, France, Italy and Sweden. These students, like most of the high school and college students who visit the legislature, want to learn about the legislative process, or advocate for or against policy issues. I received information about two upcoming events, both of which offer opportunities for students to develop and practice advocacy skills.

 

High school students can take on the role of state senators at the Unicameral Youth Legislature on June 10-13. Student senators gather at the Capitol to sponsor bills, conduct hearings, debate legislation and discover the unique process of the nation’s only unicameral legislature. The Unicameral Youth Legislature gives behind-the-scenes access to students, who have an interest in public office, government, politics, law, public policy, debate or public speaking. Students learn about the legislature directly from staff and senators. State senators often address the students at this conference and find that the young people who attend the event are eager to learn and discuss new ideas.

 

The Legislature’s website at www.nebraskalegislature.gov/education/unicamyouth.php provides information about this program. Early bird registration is available until April 15. The registration deadline for the 2012 Unicameral Youth Legislature is May 15.

 

The Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI) is celebrating its 41st anniversary in 2012. NAYI offers high school students an opportunity to learn about the agricultural industry, develop leadership skills, and practice critical thinking and decision-making at a summer program in Lincoln. This year the dates for the Institute are July 9-13.

 

The NAYI is coordinated by the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council (NAYC). The Council includes 18 college-age men and women, who are selected to educate Nebraska high school students about the importance of the agricultural industry to our state. This year NAYC member Melissa Keyes, a District 2 constituent from Springfield, is one of two head counselors.

 

If you are a high school junior or senior this year, the NAYI can provide you with an opportunity to make a difference in agriculture. Applications are now available on-line at www.agr.ne.gov/nayi The registration deadline for the 2012 Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute is April 15.

 

 

 

 

I am always interested in hearing your comments by mail, phone or email.

            Senator Paul Lambert

            State Capitol, PO Box 94604

            Lincoln, NE 68509

            (402) 471-2613

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Adoption fee on all animals is $60. This includes spay/neuter and vaccinations.

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

Adult Cats are always a free adoption to Senior Citizens!

ADOPTION APPLICATION

Animal Shelter - 402-298-8235

  


 

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Registration is now open for the 2012 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.

The June Camp (Monday, June 11 - Friday, June 15) is for folks who consider themselves beginners.  The July Camp (Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 13) is for folks who consider themselves intermediate or advanced.  Enrollment is limited to 10 fiddlers for each week, so that everyone will get individual attention.

To register on line, log on to: http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp.shtml

For questions, e-mail Deborah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

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The Tenth 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, 2012.  The winners will be announced on May 26, 2012, 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 the 2012 contest rules and guidelines, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." data-mce-href="mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." data-mce-href="mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." data-mce-href="mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." data-mce-href="mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information about the Nebraska American String Teachers Association, log on to the web site at www.neasta.org.

Greenblatt & Seay Publications, in Avoca, Nebraska is a proud Sponsor  of the Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition
Contest

The 2012 Contest Rules and Guidelines:

1. Each submission should be an original composition which must be unpublished and composed after March
31, 2011.

2. Composers may submit more than one tune, but only one prize will be awarded to any one composer.

3. Four copies of the music must be submitted via computer generated sheet music, or hand-written sheet
music.

4. The composer should include their name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and the title of the piece.

5. The entry fee of $20.00 should be sent in at the time of submission. Checks should be payable to Nebraska
ASTA.

6. If you wish to receive written evaluation of your tune by the judges, include a stamped, self-addressed
envelope with your entry.

7. Nebraska ASTA assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to works submitted.

8. Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2012.

9. Send your entry to Deborah Greenblatt, The Old Schoolhouse, PO Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska,68307-0671.
The composer is responsible for keeping a copy of  their work, as well as for copyrighting their tune.

10. The composer understands that if their tune is one of the winners, Nebraska ASTA has permission to have
the piece performed on May 26, 2012, in Beatrice, Nebraska, as well as permission to reprint the tune in
Stringing Along, the newsletter of Nebraska ASTA.

Greenblatt & Seay Publications, in Avoca, Nebraska is a proud Sponsor  of the Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition
Contest
For more information about the Nebraska American String Teachers Association, log on to the web site at www.neasta.org.

 


 

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Kitchen Witches

Opens at Mahoney


KBC Productions will be opening its spring production of "The Kitchen Witches" at Mahoney State Park's Kountze Theater on Saturday, March 10.  Isobel and Dolly are two middle-aged cable TV cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for years.  When circumstances put them together on the same TV show, the insults are flung harder than the food! 


Starring in the production as the two feisty food flingers are Shari Hoelker of Omaha and Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth.  Cory Misek of Lincoln plays Dolly's long-suffering son.  Marikita Saure of Lincoln is also in the show.  The play is directed by Kevin Colbert.


Show dates for the production are March 10, 11, 16-18, 23-25, 30, 31, April 1, 7, 13-15, 20 and 22.  Curtain time is 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.  Sunday performances are 2pm matinees.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children.  Please call (402)944-2523 ext 7122 for reservations. 


KBC productions also noted that the "Mahoney Grill" is now open.  The park's restaurant is under new management with a new menu.  Those that attend the shows will now have the opportunity to try the new fare before or after the play.

IMGP0849Shari Hoelker of Omaha and Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth star as two bitter cooking-show rivals in
"The Kitchen Witches" at Mahoney State Park.


 

**Many of you don't know, but within the next 2 weeks,

we are expecting a new addition to our family.  

I am hoping to stay on top of posting your upcoming events,

but just in case I miss a week, I apologize in advance.**

~Kendra, Your Plattsmouth Newsletter Editor~ 

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