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ATTENTION:

 

The recycling trailer at the end of Main Street is OPEN.

It will be emptied again Thursday, October 17, 2013.

 

CLICK HERE to view where our other County Recycling Trailers are


 

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Hy-Vee cooked up some good grub Saturday at the Downtown Plattsmouth Entertainment Plaza for the, "Meet the Team" Cookout.  They had wonderful Hot Dogs, awesome Hamburgers, chips and the famous Hy-Vee Chocolate Chip cookies!

They gave out prizes which included, free coffee or pop, .25 cents (or more) off a gallon of gas with your Fuel Saver at Hy-Vee Gas in Plattsmouth.

Lucky winners also won Gift Cards in a Scavenger Hunt up and down Main Street.

Don't forget to 'like' them on Facebook "Plattsmouth Hy-Vee"


 

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You can apply by visiting www.Hy-Vee.com 

There are LOTS of Part-Time positions available.

 


 

It is FALL already!  With Fall comes changing of the leaves, blooming of the Mums, and HALLOWEEN!

 

Please share your Fall pictures and Halloween Decorations.

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This weekend, we made a 'spider'  I think it turned out pretty cute! 

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If you are interested in directions on how to make the spider please email:

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I could be a little biased....but

Plattsmouth seriously has THE BEST sunrises!

 


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2013 Fall Class Schedule

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Join us for this exciting Webinar series, Gardening At Lunch, right from your desk at work or home.

You must pre-register for each program, and will need a computer with internet access and a phone to participate. During each program, you can view, listen, and interact with the speakers.

To register, go to:  http://marketplace.unl.edu/extension/ 

If you want to join this program but do not have a computer, check with your local Extension office to see if they can set up an area to show it to those who would like to join in the program but don’t have access to a computer or the internet at home, work, or the library. Be sure to come early or call ahead so that you can get registered for the program before it begins.

 


 

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 LIBRARY NEWS!!

 

 

Adult Game Nights Resume in October

Adult game nights will resume beginning on October 18. Held on the third Friday of each month, 7-9 pm, these game nights are great gathering times for old friends and new friends who want to play card games or board games. You may bring your own games or play one of the library's board games, including Yahtzee and Rummikub. If you'd like, bring a snack to share; coffee will be provided. No registration is required. Dates for the next few months are:

Friday, October 18
Friday, November 15
Friday, December 20

Flu Shot Clinic

Sarpy County Department of Health will be providing a flu shot clinic at the library on Tuesday, October 22, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. More details will follow.

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Medicare Open Enrollment

The Cass County Extension office will be offering Medicare Part D open enrollment sessions at the library on Tuesday, October 29, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Thursday, November 14, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

There is no charge to Medicare beneficiaries for this service. Interested persons need to call the Cass County Extension office at 402-267-2205 to set up an appointment. Each person needs to book a half hour appointment; husbands and wives each need an appointment. Medicare beneficiaries will need to bring along their Medicare card and a list of the prescription medications they take. A complete list of enrollment events is available on the UNL Extension Office website.

 


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.

 

 


Back by popular demand is ....
 
The Plattsmouth Conservancy Haunted Victorian Ghost Walk!  
The Ghost Walk will take place on the evenings of 
Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m
 
You will have the opportunity to follow the night watchman’s lantern through the enchanted hills of Plattsmouth where they will step inside four historic Plattsmouth homes and experience haunted tales of current and days gone by.  You will also make stops during your walk and listen to stories of ghost hauntings in the local Plattsmouth area. 
 
This is not your traditional “haunted house” event.  We promise that no skeletons will pop out at you or giant spiders drop down on you (or at least that I know of).  But perhaps you will catch a glimpse of a ghostly spirit who chooses to make their presence known at this time of year when the veil between our world and the spirit world is most easily penetrated.
 
This is a walking tour so appropriate dress and walking shoes are recommended.  There is a total of twelve blocks between the four houses with stops at each house where guests will be seated to listen to a haunted tale.
 
To make reservations please contact Sandra Allgeier @ 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.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (402) 296-2249.  You may also purchase tickets at Antiques Off Main, 125 S 5th Street, Plattsmouth, Nebraska  - (402) 296-3113.  
 
If you are interested in attending the Ghost Walk I would encourage you to purchase your tickets early.  Tickets are limited and we sold out quickly in previous years.
 
This really is a great event – I promise you will not be disappointed!

 

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Something that is near and dear to my heart.  October is not only Breast Cancer Awareness month, but it is also Pregnancy/Infant Loss Awareness Month.

In 2007 my husband and I found out we were expecting.  We were OVERJOYED.  The growing tummy, the mood swings, the cravings.  I loved it.

Until the day came that the ER doctor told me that we were losing the baby.  I was ANGRY.  Angry and upset at myself.  I shouldn't have had the pop.  Or I didn't eat the right foods.  I was angry at God.  Why would he take my baby away from me.  After some soul searching and lots of tears, I made my peace.  I realized that HE had bigger plans for our baby.  And we will meet him one day.

I loved that baby.  I always have, and always will.

I am one of the special people in this world.  

I have three angels.  

Two are on earth in my arms.  One is in heaven, in my heart.

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I am the face, I am 1 in 4.

 

If you are stricken by grieve of losing a child, by any means, please feel free to contact me.  No words can take away your grieve, but my ears can listen.

For more information on Pregnancy & Infant Loss please visit this site.

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So, you want to be an Innkeeper?

 

If you love meeting new people, enjoy providing hospitality, and are interested in generating additional income for your family, you may become the perfect Bed and Breakfast Innkeeper. The Nebraska Association of Bed and Breakfast (NABB) is interested in recruiting and training a cadre of exceptional innkeepers to meet the growing demand of tourists visiting Nebraska. The course is divided into four sessions: The Bed and Breakfast Industry and Role of the Innkeeper, Handling the Business Aspects (property requirements, insurance, funding, and taxes), Developing a Marketing Plan, and Networking in the Community.

 

The class will be offered October 27 from 1 pm – 5 pm and October 28 from 8:00 am-5:00pm at Whispering Pines B&B in Nebraska City, NE.  Class will include lunch on Monday, Aspiring Innkeeper membership in NABB, textbook and resource materials. The tuition covers up to two participants per property. Lodging packages available for those that register.

 

Register through Southeast Community College online by following this link to the catalog or by contacting Cindy Meyer atThis 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. or 402-873-319.  Must register by October 14th.

 

For more information about the Nebraska Association of Bed and Breakfast visit www.nebraskabb.com

 


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Things That “Sting” 
 
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Wasps:    Yellow jacket wasps become a nuisance in our area from late summer until the first freeze.  If you have been to a picnic, outside restaurant, sporting event, or any outdoor event you have most likely come across these wasps.  At this time of the year they are scavenging for food and unfortunately, they are attracted to human food.
 
• Never swing, strike or run away from a wasp.  Quick movements can provoke the wasp to sting.
 
• If you’re eating outdoors, keep your food covered- especially fruit and soft drinks.  
 
• Refuse containers should have tight-fitting lids.  Pet bowls should be cleaned after using.
 
• Avoid using perfume, aftershave lotions, scented soaps and shampoos when you will be in areas where bees and wasps congregate.
 
• Avoid wearing bright, colored flowery prints.  Jewelry that is shiny may also attract bees and wasps.
 
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Spiders:  The brown recluse and black widow are two types of spiders that callers frequently ask about. The black widow may have a red hour glass on its belly. The brown recluse usually is yellow-orange in color and has a violin-shaped marking on its head. These bites are seldom fatal, but can have serious side effects. If bitten, 
contact the poison center. Symptoms may vary and treatment is different for each spider.
 
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Allergy medications:  Seasonal allergies can make people miserable this time of the year.  Stinging, red, watery eyes and runny noses are common symptoms of ragweed and mold in the fall. These symptoms are combated with nasal sprays, antihistamines, decongestants and inhalers.  Be careful not to leave these medications out where young children may have access to them.  Always read your medication labels and keep track of the times you take your medications to avoid errors.   Medications are the leading cause of childhood poisoning.  
 
Medications are also the leading cause of poisoning deaths in adults.
 
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Peppers:  Capsaicin, the oily chemical irritant found in hot peppers, can cause stinging, redness and burning pain when handled.  The oil is spread easily, so avoid touching areas such as the eyes and face.  The best prevention is to wear rubber gloves while canning.
 
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The Nebraska Regional Poison Center number, 1-800-222-1222, should be programmed into every phone and should be the first place you call to get immediate, professional, 24/7 help from the experts. 
 
Sponsored by The Nebraska Medical Center ● University of Nebraska Medical Center

 

**I personally have used the Poison Center a few times.  The ladies that have answered my phone calls have been very helpful in answering my questions.  I also have them on speed dial :)


 

 

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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.For more information, call 402-275-3221, log on towww.greenblattandseay.com, or e-mailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


 

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