The recycling trailer at the end of Main Street is Almost Full.
It will be emptied again Thursday, September 19, 2013.
If you have pictures you would like to share
from the Plattsmouth Harvest Festival, please email
them to me and I will publish them next week.
How is it that so many of us can't remember what we ate for dinner last weekend, but we can remember what happened on that Tuesday morning 12 years ago?
How is it that something so horrible sticks in your mind?
I still remember what I was doing that day.
I was 'new' to the college scene. I had just graduated high school in May. Fresh skin out in that scary world. I was still living in Pennsylvania. My college was in Harrisburg.
We had our first class and we were in the break room waiting for our next one to begin.
All of a sudden someone came and burst into the room. They said that a plane had just crashed into the World Trade Center in New York. And that we were going to War!
We all just looked at each other. Speachless. New York was only a few hours away from us. And we weren't too far from downtown Harrisburg were our Capital building was.
Was it an accident? Clearly it had to be a mistake.
There wasn't any TVs in the break room. Thankfully our next class was Computer Class.
I made the long walk up to my next class. Fired up Internet Explorer. Nothing. Closed it out, opened it again....I kept getting an hour glass.
The internet was down. We couldn't hear what was happening. I tried to call home. My grandmother told me what happend. Our cell phone reception was spotty though, it kept cutting in and out.
As word spread, they decided to let us go home, because we were so close to downtown they didn't want to take any chances.
My drive home from school was filled with panic. We took the back roads. Stayed off the highway. We kept looking at the sky. Our cell phones wouldn't work. We couldn't dial out or receive calls. The cell towers were just jammed.
We safely made it home and were just glued to our televisions the rest of the day. In shock. We cried. We were angry. We cried some more.
So many people lost their lives. Man, women, children. It was just heartbreaking.
Almost 3,000 people lost their lives on that Tuesday day, 12 years ago.
If I didn't learn anything in college, I did learn this. Never take for granted the people you love in your life. Before you part ways with your loved ones, always kiss them, tell them you love them, and that you will see them later.
Life is too precious.
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Computer Classes Begin September 24
The following regularly scheduled computer classes will be offered from September 24 through November 5: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Using the Internet Wisely, Word Processing, Intermediate Email, and Excel. They are repeated on a regular basis, with a different class each week. Brief descriptions and a schedule for the classes can be found on this class schedule. The classes are free, but class size is limited. Please call the library to register for the classes or to ask questions.
Adult Game Nights will Resume in October
There will not be any adult game nights at the library until fall. Many people are out of town during the summer and those that stay in town take advantage of the nice weather to listen to music at the Plattsmouth Entertainment Center on Fridays. We hope to see our avid gamers when we resume adult game nights in October.
New Exhibits and Festival Activities at
Cass County Museum
In conjunction with the Plattsmouth Harvest Festival, Cass County Historical Society has opened a new exhibit "Harvest Memories: Farm Life and Fall Festivals". The exhibit recalls the 1916 Fall Festival and Kass Kounty King Korn Karnivals from the 1930s to the 1960s. Included are photographs and memorabilia such as ties and souvenir pins. The exhibit will continue through October 27.
Also on view through October 27 is the exhibit "Remembering Beautiful Merritt Beach". Included are photographs about the recreation area that was located just south of the Platte River on the east side of Highway 75. Merritt Beach was in operation from the 1930s through 1989.
Cass County Museum's regular summer hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
For additional information about the exhibits or special festival events, contact the museum, 402-296-4770.
This weekend is the last FULL weekend for the Plattsmouth Entertainment Plaza.
Be sure to head downtown for some great Entertainment!
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On June 24, 2012, Adam and Lizzie Countryman welcomed their fourth baby girl, Emerick, into the world. Emerick displayed labored breathing and was admitted to the NICU with a perforated lung due to an oxygen treatment. The doctors informed Adam and Lizzie to prepare for the worst, but as they had done so many times before in past struggles, Adam and Lizzie prayed. They prayed for the health, healing and strength of their baby girl, and after ten days by her side in the NICU they welcomed her home. Little did they know that in six short months, their lives would forever be changed and it would be Lizzie needing prayer for health, healing and strength.
On January 7, 2013, Lizzie was diagnosed with a Periosteal Osteosarcoma cluster, and her oncologist informed her that the portion of affected femur would require replacement with a donor bone to remove the cancer from her body. A month passed between the time Lizzie was diagnosed, and the call she received to let her know a donor match had been found. On February 5, 2013, Lizzie underwent surgery to remove the three calcified tumors, which presented the most complex surgical challenge her oncologist had ever encountered. Carefully, under the hands of Lizzie’s surgeon and God’s watchful eye, a portion of her femur was removed and the donor bone was transplanted in its place. After three weeks of waiting for pathology results, the cancer board determined that the margins were clear, and Lizzie’s bone cancer was successfully removed. Lizzie spent the six months that followed in a wheelchair, eventually progressing to the use of a walker while she awaited fusion of the donor bone.
People often ask why Lizzie isn’t losing her hair and being subjected to chemotherapy and radiation; that is attributed to the fact that the tumors identified as Periosteal Osteosarcoma do not respond to those types of treatment. Lizzie will undergo CT scans every three months for the next five years, as her type of bone cancer has the potential for secondary growth in the lungs. After five years she will undergo scans every six months for an additional five years, and then once every year thereafter.
On July 18th, Lizzie was informed that her body had rejected the donor bone, and she would soon be facing another surgery. Though her second surgery scheduled for August 6th, she continues to draw upon her faith to get through the next chapter in her inspiring story. After surgery, she will return to a wheelchair to endure several months of limited mobility as her body once again attempts to effectively utilize the donor bone in place of her own.
The bilateral scars that adorn Lizzie’s leg often inspire question and concern, though to her, they are a badge of courage, strength, and grace. This experience has exposed the core of Lizzie’s faith and character, and she finds comfort in knowing that God has a plan for her despite the hardships she has and will encounter along the way. Lizzie’s warrior spirit continues to be an inspiration and blessing to everyone she comes in contact with. Cancer didn’t bring Lizzie to her knees; it brought her to her feet.
What: 2 family garage sale - lots of stuff. Furniture, bicycles, clothes, household items, automotive, hunting vests, compound bow, vintage sheet music. Something for everyone.
Where: 14041 96th St, (1.5 miles south of Hwy 66) - watch for signs
Animals Available for Adoption
at the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter
This includes spay/neuter and vaccinations.
Microchips are an additional $25 (well worth it).
Adult Cats are always a free adoption to Senior Citizens!
Animal Shelter - 402-298-8235
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21, 2013
8 AM - 3 PM
UPSTAIRS the Rummage Sale will feature large pieces, such as furniture, etc.,
DOWNSTAIRS will be a 'fill-your-bag' sale for $4 each!
Our BAKE SALE will have an assortment of many items, and the kitchen will be selling CINNAMON ROLLS/DONUTS for breakfast and PULLED-PORK SANDWICHES for lunch!
Eclectics Festival with Greenblatt & Seay
Greenblatt & Seay will be featured presenters for the Eclectics Festival sponsored by the Nebraska American String Teachers Association. the Eclectics Festival will take place on Saturday, September 28, at the Millard West High School.
At 2 PM, Greenblatt & Seay will host a reading session of their publications, including selections from their Tunes for Two series. At3 PM, these multi-instrumentalists will be performing a selection of Scandinavian tunes, featuring the nyckelharpa (keyed fiddle from Sweden), and music from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland. At4 pm, Greenblatt & Seay will host a Diatonic Workshop, featuring a hands-on-harmonica session, and demonstrations of penny whistles, mountain dulcimer, etc.
Fiddle Contest in Avoca, Nebraska
Greenblatt & Seay proudly announce the Seventeenth ANNUAL SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE. This historical, hysterical event will take place on Sunday, October 13, at2:30 PM, downstairs in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse. In the Open Division, fiddlers will play a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice. There will also be other divisions of competition available for the adventurous fiddlers, including a Singing Fiddler's Contest, a Twin Fiddler's Contest, a Fee-Fi-Faux Fiddler's Contest (fiddle tunes played on any instrument other than a fiddle), and a Hocus-Pocus Contest (cross-tuning, sound effects, dancing, etc.), which will give fiddlers an opportunity to play tunes that are usually not allowed in any other contest.
Contestants can register on line ( http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddling_bee_preregistration.shtml).
Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students, and $1.00 for children. Fiddlers and their back-ups are admitted for free. The contest will be followed by a light snack and an acoustic jam session.
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!
Community Sustaining Sponsors 2013
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