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 Remember the article I published a few weeks ago titled:

BLUE is the new GREEN!! 

 **You can find that article HERE

I know Plattsmouth was excited to receive the new recycling trailer, but I was not expecting to see it the day I went to put something in the trailer.  I was saddened to see this.

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Now at first glace, this looks like trash, but upon investigating (yes I dug a little deeper) I found that 90% of that is recycling.  It is great that that this trailer is being used, but please be diligent.  If the trailer is full, save your recyclables until next time.

I would like to point some things out though:

  

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1 - Styrofoam - This is not recyclable.

2 - Television - No electronics can be placed in this trailer.  There are places in town that will take your electronics for recycling.  Check with M&T Technology

3 - Pizza Boxes - YES this is cardboard, NO it is not recycling.  The grease contaminates the clean recyclables.  BUT it would be perfect for composting. 

4 - Litter - Because the bags and boxes were sitting outside of the trailer, it blew all over the area.  This is now litter.

5 - Bottle caps/Lids - Yes plastic bottles are recycling, but please take the caps/lids off first.  When the plastics go through the machinery it causes the caps/lids to be torpedoes.  Just like in that Christmas movie, "They'll shoot someone's eye out!"

Below is a listing of what can be placed in the trailer:

What can I recycle?

   
A lot more than you think! 

All Clean Paper 

 

  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Detergent boxes
  • Paperback books
  • Catalogues
  • Cereal boxes
  • Greeting cards
  • School paper
  • Phonebooks
  • Junk mail - including envelopes with  plastic windows!
  • Wrapping paper
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Cardboard boxes

 

 

Containers  

  • Aluminum cans and steel (tin cans) 

o    Empty aerosol cans

o    Empty and dry paint cans

  • Plastic bottles marked PETE (1) 

o    Soda bottles

o    Cooking oil

o    Mouthwash

o    Shampoo

o    Cleaners

  • Plastic bottles, tubs, or snap top containers marked HDPE (2) 

o    Milk and juice bottles

o    Cleaners

o    Other food items

  • Hard plastic packaging and plastic bottles marked V (3) 

o    Packaging for small electronics (must be cut open)

  • Plastic bottles, cups, tubs, or snap top containers marked PP (5) 

o    Dairy case items

o    Food containers

o    Reusable/disposable food storage containers

  • NOT recyclable-Glass is currently not recyclable in our community  
  • NOT recyclable-Styrofoam

o    Shredded  paper should be placed in a clear bag then deposited into the trailer

o    Pizza boxes are dirty and considered trash not recyclable cardboard

o    The cardboard bins are for corrugated cardboard not light boxes, those items are considered clean paper

 


 

 

Seven years ago, Memorial Day weekend, I got a chance to visit a place I LOVE one last time before moving to Nebraska.

That place is Washington, DC.  If you ever get a chance to go there, I strongly recommend it.  You can't see everything in one day, so take a few days and plan!

There is just something that moves you while you are there.  From the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Reflecting Pool, to the Cherry Blossoms.  Those are just a view of my favorites.

I lost all of my pictures, but found them recently on a website I used to visit a lot back at that time.  And I'm going to share them with you.

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The above is a picture of the Cherry Blossoms and Thomas Jefferson Memorial in the background.  And I wish I also had this picture in color, but the Cherry Blossoms are a beauty to see.

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The picture above is my Sister-Tara, my mom-Deb, and myself getting our picture taken in front of the Capitol.

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In this picture...do you see what/who is in the center columns?

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That my readers, is the Lincoln Memorial.

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Lincoln himself on the inside of the Memorial.

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This is probably my favorite picture.  This was taken from the top of the stairs of the Lincoln Memorial, looking out at the Washington Monument and Reflecting Pool.  Beautiful!

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This was the start of the Vietnam Vetrans Memorial Wall.  The gentleman you see there was a friend of the family and a Vetran.

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The Three Soldiers symbolizes the men looking at "The Wall" in solemn tribute to the sea of fallen.

The Women's Memorial is a tribute to the women (or Nurses) that served in the Vietnam war.  

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Last but certainly not least is my favorite, The Washington Monument.  Standing near this monument you feel like an ant.  The monument is the world's tallest stone structure standing 555 feet 5 1/8inches.  

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  As we were leaving DC that evening, I was lucky enough to get this amazing picture.  God is Good!

 


 

 

 

WANTED!!!!

I am looking through the years 1900s-Present day of you, mother, father, grandmother, or your children in car seats.  Please provide a small caption.  PHOTOS RECEIVED will be published in upcoming Plattsmouth Newsletters!

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'The Producers' Audition at Lofte Community Theatre
 
May 21, 2012 - The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley will be holding open auditions for its summer musical, 'The Producers,' on May 26, 27 and 28 at 7pm.  Those auditioning should bring a short prepared song no more than one minute in length.  There are several featured roles and most include a basic stage dancing requirement.
 
Kevin Colbert will be directing the show.  Rehearsals will start in early June.  Production dates are July 19 through August 4.  Questions may be directed to Mr. Colbert at the Lofte at 402.234.2553.

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Lofte Seeking Volunteers
 
The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley has many opportunities for volunteers to come and see the productions free of charge.  Specifically, they are seeking individuals to help usher and direct parking lot traffic during the run of 'Dixie Swim Club.'  Production dates are May 31, June 1, 2 and 6-9.
 
Volunteers are required to arrive 45 minutes prior to show time.  They work for the 30 minutes prior to curtain and then are asked to stay and clean the auditorium after the show is done.  Clean-up usually takes approximately 30 minutes.  
 
Volunteering at the Lofte is a great way to meet new people and contribute to Nebraska's only barn theater venue!  Those interested may call Lofte Volunteer Coordinator Carly Moore-Sird at 402.616.5987 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
Children's Auditions at Lofte Theatre
 
Auditions for the Missoula Children's Theater production of 'The Frog Prince,' will be held Monday, June 10 at 10am at the Lofte Community Theatre near Manley.  These auditions are open to all children who will be entering first grade through entering seventh grade this fall.  Approximately sixty children will be cast.  The auditions will last approximately two hours with roles and rehearsal schedules being distributed by noon.  
 
The actors cast in the production will rehearse 10am-2pm each day that week.  It is important that the children be able to attend all of their scheduled practices.  There will be two public performances of, 'The Frog Prince,' on Saturday, June 15th.  The first is at 3pm and the second at 6pm.  Adult admission is $8 and children age 12 and under are only $5.  Lofte season ticket holders are admitted for free.  
 
The Lofte is proud to host the 2013 summer residency of the Missoula Children's Theater for the eighty straight year.  This year's residency is sponsored by the Home State Bank in Louisville and the Plattsmouth State Bank.  MCT is a non-profit organization based out of Missoula, Montana.  Their mission for nearly fifty years has been to help children develop life skills through the participation in the performing arts.  Over the course of this year, their organization will reach nearly 60,000 children worldwide!
 
The Lofte Community Theatre is located just east of the town of Manley near the intersection of Highway 1 and 50 in Cass County.  Please call the Lofte at 402.234.2553 if you should have any questions.
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June 4 ~ 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nebraska Masonic Home, 1300 Ave. D
Plattsmouth, Nebraska

June 13 ~ 1-7 p.m.
City Building, 101 W. Eldora Ave.
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 GOLF!!

The 13th annual Murray-Beaver Lake Lions Club Golf Fundraiser tournament will be held Saturday, June 15th, 2013.   This fundraiser helps the Lions Club provide services to the Murray-Beaver Lake community in many ways. 
   
The Lions provide support for those needing help with purchasing eyeglasses, hearing aids, and other things essential for a good life.  The Lions also provide help to Conestoga students for school activities and pursuit of excellence.  This year we provided two scholarships to graduating Conestoga seniors. 
   
Last year’s golf tournament allowed us to contribute to the development of the Cougar Hollow at the elementary school. 
  
Below is information for the tournament and a copy of the raffle ticket for seats to the Nebraska and Illinois football game.  Please try to get a team together for the tournament and purchase some raffle tickets.  (They'd make a great Father's Day gift!) 
 
And, remember that the Lions are always looking for new members who would like to support their community.  We are a service organization. 
   
 
Thanks for your support!

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