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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


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For Immediate Release: Child Welfare is the State's Responsibility

 

 

My service on the Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee is both interesting and challenging. The HHS Committee is responsible for processing legislation for public health, hospitals, nursing homes, mental health regions, alcohol and drug programs, professional and occupational licensing, emergency medical care, housing and building standards, community action agencies, vital statistics, rural and local health, foster care, child care, adoption, and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Nebraska's child welfare system and its administrative oversight by DHHS have been at the forefront of the work of the HHS Committee and the legislature this session. The events that led to this year's child welfare reform efforts predate my service as a state senator. I have worked hard as an HHS Committee member to learn about what led us to this situation and to support the systemic reforms that are moving through the legislative process this year.

 

The legislature and DHHS tried repeatedly but unsuccessfully to develop long-lasting solutions to the problems that plagued the child welfare system for more than a decade. Several years ago DHHS launched a new privatization plan that called for lead agencies in several areas of the state to assume primary responsibility for administering the child welfare system. Privatization soon turned out to be a number of small organizations struggling but failing to do what one large state agency had previously been unable to manage. The lead agencies were overwhelmed by the problems in the system and the number of children needing care. Most agencies abandoned their lead contracts because there simply was not enough money allocated to fund the program, and that situation left children without proper care and subcontractors unpaid. In order to keep the remaining lead agencies in place, DHHS paid them more than their contracts originally required. In spite of these financial incentives, service quality continued to deteriorate, and the lives of children and their families were continually disrupted. When it became clear that the privatization goals to improve care to children and control costs were not being met, the legislature stepped in to seek meaningful ways in which the state could meet its responsibility to individuals who depend on the child welfare system.

 

In January 2011 fifteen senators, including the seven members of the Health and Human Services Committee, introduced Legislative Resolution 37. The resolution directed the Committee to investigate the effects of privatization, as implemented by DHHS, on the child welfare system. Research began immediately and continued into the summer and fall last year with public hearings in Lincoln, Omaha, Norfolk and Scottsbluff.

 

In January 2012 five primary bills and one secondary bill were introduced as the legislature's plan to repair and improve the child welfare system. LB 821, one of the primary bills, opens with the following statement of legislative intent: “The Health and Human Services Committee of the legislature documented serious problems with the child welfare system in its 2011 report of the study that was conducted under Legislative Resolution 37;

Improving the safety and well-being of Nebraska’s children and families is a critical priority which must guide policy decisions in a variety of areas;

To improve the safety and well-being of children and families in Nebraska, the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government must work together to ensure:

The integration, coordination, and accessibility of all services provided by the state, whether directly or pursuant to contract;

Reasonable access to appropriate services statewide and efficiency in service delivery; and

The availability of accurate and complete data as well as ongoing data analysis to identify important trends and problems as they arise; and

As the primary state agency serving children and families, the Department of Health and Human Services must exemplify leadership, responsiveness, transparency, and efficiency, and program managers within the agency must strive cooperatively to ensure that their programs view the needs of children and families comprehensively as a system rather than individually in isolation, including pooling funding when possible and appropriate.”

 

Next week I will outline the provisions of LB 821 and the other proposals that are designed to improve Nebraska's child welfare system.

 

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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Motorcycles on Main

 

Event: 4th Annual Motorcycles on Main, A Show & Shine Event running from 4 - 9 pm.

Date: May 19th, 2012 - rain or shine

Event sponsor is The Plattsmouth Main Street Association

 

This is a family oriented event! With live music plus a DJ and over 400 of the most beautiful motorcycles in the area anticipated. Just about any type and size of motorcycle you can think of will be on display throughout the Plattsmouth Main Street. Also on display will be Mickey Rourke's "Black Death" motorcycle from the movie "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man".

 

The event will also host vendors for Bikes, Accessories of all kinds and several Food vendors. More details are available on our website - www.motorcyclesonmain.com

 

Within the Motorcycles On Main framework is a very unique event called The Rhino Run.

This is a Time-Speed-Distance (TSD) Rally following the AMA/FIM rules. This is the only TSD motorcycle rally held outside of Europe. It is not a race and it is not a Poker Run. It is a Road Enduro Rally of approximately 140 miles and open to street legal motorcycles and scooters that meet all of the technical requirements listed in the website. For details see the website below.

 

The total number of participants in The Rhino Run Rally is limited.

Please refer to the rally's website: www.therhinorun.com for much more information and to register!

 


 

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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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The Schoolhouse Performance Series will feature multi-instrumentalists Greenblatt & Seay performing "Train Songs" on Sunday, April 8, at 2:30 PM, downstairs in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska.  This upbeat excursion includes stories, guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, and sing-alongs with a variety of popular train inspired songs.

The concert will be followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with the performers.  Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur,  one mile south of Highway 34.  Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students & seniors, and $1.00 for children.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, log on to www.greenblattandseay.com, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990.  Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.

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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.

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.



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