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Cass County Safe Kids Bike Rodeo and Safety Event

 Saturday April 28, 2012, Plattsmouth Community Center,

308 South 18th Street, Plattsmouth, NE

 

 

Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass County, led by the Sarpy/Cass Department of Health and Wellness, is proud of our mission statement, “Preventing Unintentional Injury and Death in Children Ages 14 and Under”. It is because of this, that Safe Kids Sarpy/ Cass County is pleased to present the second annual “Cass County Safe Kids Bike Rodeo and Safety Event” on Saturday April 28th, from Noon to 2 p.m. at the Plattsmouth Community Center, 308 South 18th Street, Plattsmouth, Nebraska.

 

Several community businesses and volunteers have joined forces in the name of child safety making this a great event in Cass County, Nebraska. The Cass County Safe Kids Bike Rodeo and Safety Event is a free family event where kids and parents can come to have fun while learning about safety. We are encouraging kids to bring their bikes to this event so that they can participate in the Bike Rodeo which is sponsored by the Plattsmouth Police Department. Safe Kids will furnish 200 helmets to be given away at this event. This event is full of fun-filled educational safety activities. Come for the fun and stay for the free drawings of bikes and other prizes. Free hot dogs and drinks will also be available.

 

Please see the Cass County Safe Kids Bike Rodeo and Safety Event flyer on our Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass

 

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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: The Legislature's Child Welfare Reform Plan

 

 

The legislature is in the heart of its calendar now and has been working late nights this week with debate on the budget. The child welfare reform bills have also been moving through the legislative process. LB 821 would establish the Nebraska Children's Commission and the Office of Inspector General of Nebraska Child Welfare in the Legislature's Office of the Public Counsel. The Commission would create a statewide strategic plan for reform, and lead collaborative reform efforts among public and private stakeholders, and the state's five service areas. The Inspector General of Nebraska Child Welfare would conduct investigations, audits, inspections and other reviews of the child welfare system.

 

LB 1160 would require the Legislature's Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee to report to the governor, the legislature and the chief justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court in 2012, 2013 and 2014 on progress made by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) toward recommendations outlined in the HHS Committee's 2011 interim study LR 37. (This study reviewed the effects of privatization on the child welfare system.) The bill would also require DHHS to report to the legislature by December of this year regarding a web-based statewide automated child welfare information system designed to house all child welfare data in one place.

 

The Legislature's Performance Audit Committee introduced LB 949. The bill would establish the child welfare system as a separate budget category and require DHHS to create performance measures and time frames for meeting them. LB 949 would require DHHS to include a strategic plan in its budget requests and provide quarterly updates to the legislature about transfers of more than $250,000 among child welfare programs.

 

LB 820 would improve stability for children in the foster care system and allow DHHS to fund a variety of community-based services for children and their families. Title IV-E is the federal government's program for adoption assistance and foster care. LB 820 would require DHHS to apply for a federal waiver for a foster care demonstration project. The waiver would provide flexibility in the use of Title IV-E funds to reduce the number of Nebraska children in out-of-home foster care. The bill would require that DHHS apply for the waiver before the end of 2012. LB 820 would also create a group of child welfare stakeholders to advise DHHS on the application. The Department would be required to create a Foster Care Reimbursement Committee to develop a statewide standard rate structure for children in foster care. The legislature believes the state must provide foster parents with adequate compensation for ensuring the safety and well-being of the vulnerable children in their care.

 

As amended LB 961 would require an annual reduction of twenty-five percent in the average caseload of each case manager beginning in September 2012, and in the same month every year until Nebraska caseloads conform to national standards. LB 961 would also prohibit DHHS from extending past July 1, 2014 the lead agency contracts in existence when LB 961 becomes law and prevent DHHS from issuing any new lead agency contracts in Nebraska.

 

LBs 821, 1160, 949, 820 and 961 all include emergency clauses and would become law when signed by the governor.

 

Omaha Senator Bob Krist introduced LB 998 to replace the current Foster Care Review Board with the Foster Care Review Office. The board was created in 1982 as an independent agency to provide oversight to the state's foster care system. Possible conflicts of interest among board members have recently called into question the credibility of child welfare data that have been provided to the legislature. Under LB 998, as amended, the new office would be created, most of the staff of the current board would transfer to the new office, and a new Foster Care Advisory Committee would appoint the new executive director, review management and employee issues of the office, and assist the director in resolving issues in the foster care system. LB 998 would reestablish independent oversight of the foster care system. The new office would, once again, provide unbiased information to the legislature, the courts and to DHHS. The operative date for this bill would be January 1, 2013 to allow time to establish the new office and advisory committee.

 

These proposals represent a strong beginning for child welfare reform. Monitoring progress and strengthening the legislature's efforts will continue next year. I look forward to the work that lies ahead on these important policy issues.

 

 

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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AUDITION NOTICE - LOFTE COMMUNITY THEATRE


The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley will be holding auditions on Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10 at 7pm for their 2012 season opener, "The Sunshine Boys."  The play is the story of two old entertainers, Al and Willie.  In the days of vaudeville, they were the top-billed comedy team, "Lewis and Clark."  Now they aren't even speaking. When CBS requests them for a "History of Comedy" retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs.  George Burns won his only Academy Award in the film version of this Neil Simon play.


The two primary roles called for men approximate ages 65-80.  Other roles in the play include 4 men and 2 women ages 18-60.  A complete description of the roles and the script can be found on the Lofte website, www.Lofte.com.


The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.  Rehearsals will begin in mid-April.  The show runs May 26, 27, June 1-3 and 7-10.  Please bring a list of schedule conflicts to the audition.


Those who have questions may contact Artistic Director Kevin Colbert at 402-234-2553

 

 

 

 


 

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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
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