Upcoming Chamber Events:

                                                              What’s new in our Plattsmouth School District

Thursday, September 2nd – Business 2 Business Luncheon, Speaker Dr. Richard Hasty, Plattsmouth Schools Superintendent.

Thursday, September 2nd – Ribbon Cutting 7:00 pm, Uptown Athletic Club,

Eagles Club, Plattsmouth,

6:00 pm  Social Hour,

7:00 pm  Ribbon Cutting

Dinner will follow

Please think about staying for Dinner, the cost is $20.00 per person.  Learn how the Uptown Athletic Club helps Youth through High school, in their Athletic Programs in Plattsmouth. 


Tuesday, September 14th is the first class out of five, to begin your Business Plan

We are coming up on that time of year again, Plattsmouth Harvest Festival (previously known as the Kass Kounty King Korn Karnival).  The Plattsmouth Chamber will be co-hosting with the Korn Klub on Sept. 10th and 11th with the (“Cheers Garden”).  The Chamber will have 3 shifts to fill on Friday; 2:00 to 5:00, 5:00 to 9:00 and 9:00 to midnight!

Also, we will need help to set-up on Thursday afternoon on the 9th of Sept. and take down Sunday the 12th.

Please contact the Chamber if you are able to volunteer for any of the above shifts.




The Chamber has been contacted by Sarpy/Cass Department of Health & Wellness, they are Plattsmouth Chamber members and are asking for our help, for a program they have put together for the Plattsmouth Elementary Schools.  I pulled one of the paragraphs out of this email that will help you understand what they are asking, if you don’t have time to read the entire article today.

 On October 6th, the elementary kids will not be dropped off at the school door. Instead, they will start their walk to school at one of three locations near the school. We will need about 19 volunteers to help organize at these locations and act as crossing guards. If a chamber member would like to provide and present a prize to one of the artists at the assembly, advertisement or awareness of the event, or to volunteer at a “walk to school station”, they can call me or e-mail me at the address/number below. Thank you, very much.

 Please let me know if you would like to participate!


Lisa M. Davis, Executive Director

Platttsmouth Chamber of Commerce

918 Washington Avenue

Plattsmouth, NE 68048

Phone:  402-296-6021

Fax:      402-296-6974

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IS HOSTING its 1st annual Pie Eating Contest at 7:30pm on Saturday, September 11th. Stop in or call 296-3000 or 889-7553 to register. Entry deadline is September 1st. $100 gift certificate to the winner.


2010 High School Football

Conestoga, Louisville and Elmwood-Murdock kick off this week.

Conestoga: BYE, Omaha Brownell-Talbot, @ Louisville, @ Logan View, Platteview, Auburn, @ Falls City, Douglas County West,

@ SyracusePlattsmouth: South Sioux City, @ Boys Town, Elkhorn, Blair, @ Bennington, @ Crete, Waverly, @ Norris, @ Nebraska City (The 2011 season will be the same but rotate home teams.)
Louisville: BYE, @ Johnson Co. Central, Conestoga, @ Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer, Omaha Brownell-Talbot, @ Oakland-Craig, Elmwood-Murdock, Yutan, @ Archbishop Bergan
Weeping Water: Aquinas Catholic, @ Elmwood-Murdock, BYE, @ Yutan, Wilber-Clatonia, Palmyra, @ Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer, Johnson County Central, @ Lourdes Central Catholic
Elmwood-Murdock: BYE, @ Weeping Water, @ Lourdes Central Catholic, Malcolm, @ Archbishop Bergan, Omaha Brownell-Talbot, Louisville, @ Oakland-Craig, Yutan


Support Our Heros


Support Our Heros PVFD

Thank a Smoke Eater this Week!

Our Plattsmouth Volunteer Fire and Rescue risk everything for you.

Visit their Website HERE and Support Our Heros!


Otoe County Genealogical Society

will host its September meeting at 7:00pm on September 9th at the Morton-James Public Library at 923 First Corso in Nebraska City.  Lincoln Family History Center director, Tina Wells, will give a presentation on 'Resources from Family Search'. This presentation will cover how to utilize the Family History Center's resources from not only the FHC's facilities, but from your home computer as well."

Curtis Wolbert

President/Otoe County Genealogical Society



Plattsmouth Library Happenings

The library will be hosting a Dance Dance Revolution tournament entitled, "Girls Just Wanna Dance" fro 1:30 - 3:30 on

Saturday, September 18th.  This tournament will be made up of female teams of two and is open to anyone.

Plattsmouth Public Library patrons now have access to e-books at Overdrive Digital Media.  Overdrive Digital Media first became available to our patrons in February of 2010.  Initially patrons were able to download audiobooks to compatible devices.  Now patrons are also able to download e-books from Overdrive.  To have access to these services you need a valid Plattsmouth Public Library card.  Just stop by the library and we can assist you with Overdrive and register you for a library card.



12TH Anniversary Specials!!!

Going on now thru September 4th

1504 S. 15th Street

Plattsmouth, NE



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will host Big Red Dinners again this year. It's the same as in the past: $100 for all five nights of steak dinners and Husker coaches.
Send your check made out to Uptown Athletic Club to Steve Daniell, 14502 Fir Circle, Plattsmouth, NE 68048. Pick up your ticket books at the first meeting on September 2nd.
Call 297-1204 with your questions.

“Jake’s Women” On Stage at Lofte Theatre

  The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley opens Neil Simon’s play, “Jake’s Women” on August 27.  Mr. Simon is one of America's favorite playwrights.  His uncanny knack for balancing humor with drama continues to resonate well with audiences of all ages.

Written in 1992, the script is fairly modern and translates well to today's audiences.  The story revolves around Jake, a writer whose second marriage is in crisis because of his unresolved feelings for his first wife, who is deceased.  Jake begins to play a game where he summons the people in his life for "imagined conversations."  However, soon, the women start entering his world without his control and the hallucinations start to cause havoc.  Jake's first wife, second wife, daughter, sister and therapist are soon interrupting his daily life and making Jake question what is real and what is imagined.

 The production is directed by and stars Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water in the title role.  The rotating cast of women in Jake’s life are played by Brigid Amos and Brenna Thompson of Lincoln, Shari Hoelker of Omaha, Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth, Alyssa DiPaolo of Elmwood, Renae Koehler of Firth.  Young Riah Carrera of Bellevue makes her Lofte debut as Jake’s young daughter.

Performance dates are  September 3-5 and 9-12.  Curtain times are 7:30pm on Thursday-Saturday and 2pm matinees on Sundays.  General admission tickets are $16.  Reservations can be made by calling the Lofte ticket office at (402) 234-2553.

Auditions for Fall Farce at the Lofte

 The Lofte Community Theatre will be holding auditions for its fall comedy, “Unnecessary Farce,” on Monday, September 6 and Tuesday, September 7 at 7pm.  No advance preparation is necessary.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Written by Paul Slade Smith, “Unnecessary Farce” is a fast-paced, high energy comedy.  An embezzling mayor is trying to schedule a rendezvous with his beautiful assistant.  Throw in a couple of undercover cops, a hit man and various other over-the-top characters and you have the recipe for fun.

Artistic Director Kevin Colbert is looking for four men and three women of various ages.  Performance dates are Oct 15-17, 22-24, 28-31.  Questions about the audition or the production itself may be directed to Kevin Colbert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by calling the Lofte at (402) 234-2553.

The Lofte is located near the intersection of Hwy 1 and Hwy 50 near the town of Manley.  For driving directions and more information about the theater, please visit our website,


Vineyard & Tasting Room near Nehawka...
HIGHER PURSUIT, Smooth Jazz. from the Omaha Smooth Jazz Society; you may have heard of Dave Nabity's band!
They will perform from 7-10 on the outdoor stage on Sunday September 5 (That's Labor Day Weekend!)  Come out to enjoy a wood fired pizza and wine/beer on the patio. Visit for directions.
402-267-5267. Labor Day Weekend Hours: Open Friday, 1-6 (Teacher Appreciation Happy Hours 3-6); Saturday 1-10; Sunday 1-10, Closed Monday.

Barb Slattery
Slattery Vintage Estates
Vineyard & Tasting Room
8925 Adams Street
Nehawka, NE  68413
(402) 267-5267


Manley, NE

Saturday, September 18th

Pancake Feed, Manley VFD, from 7:00am – 11:00am.
Kickball Tournament, first game 8:00am.

Double elimination, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP,

only room for six teams.

Smoked Turkey Legs, Burgers/dogs/homemade Pie from
the concessions all day.
Craft tables.
Games for the kids at 2:00pm.


Tractor Pull 6:00pm
beside the school bldg. (2men,2women per team) $40.00 per team.
$100, $60, $40, - 1st,2nd,3rd place winners. Call 234-5232 for details.

Beer Garden from 6:00pm, Music by the “Legends”,

from 8-12, at Manley Hide Away






The Lincoln Squadron of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps

is looking for students (10-18) who have an interest in the Sea, the Navy or other military services. This is a voluntary youth organization with no commitment to future military service. Lincoln Squadron drills one weekend per month at Camp Ashland in Ashland NE. Check out the Sea Cadets on the web at or email the commanding officer LTJG Kimberly Koch for more information  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 Upcoming drill dates are:

Sept 17,18,19

Please note that Lincoln Squadron is not only for youth from Lincoln, but there are youth from many different cities: Seward, Chapman, Ashland, Greenwood, Elmwood, and Elkhorn and looking to expand into your community.

Please come check out what this program is about.  We can also be found on facebook under Naval Sea Cadet Corp – Lincoln Squadron.  You will find pictures from recent events and updated drill information.


LTJG Kimberly J Koch, NSCC

Lincoln Squadron

Commanding Officer



Mid America Motorplex

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH  - is another Fast Friday at Mid-America Motorplex.   Anyone with road course experience can bring their car to race at MAM’s 2.23 mile road course from 9 am to 6 pm at a reasonable charge, or race just a half day if they so choose.

 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH, AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH - is Track Addix/MAM Track Days with Riders School.  Cycle enthusiasts get an opportunity to ride in a controlled environment with other motorcyclists.  The sport bikes will be out in great numbers, with awesome speeds and cornering  on our 2.23 mile road course.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH – is Friday Night Street Racing at Rolling Thunder Drag Strip with Loess Hills Rally Kick off.  Participants can “Run What You Brung” on the drag strip as many times as they would like.  Gates open at 6 pm and racing runs from 7 pm till midnight.  Admission for spectators is $10 with children 12 & under free.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th, and SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER, 12TH - is the 11th Annual Loess Hills Motorcycle Rally at Rolling Thunder Drag Strip.  There will be a motorcycle rodeo, poker run, live bands, atv drag wars, big twin showdown,  and a huge fireworks display.  The weekend will also include a 9/11 remembrance lap around our 2.23 mile road course.  There will be numerous classes for racing and open to all bikes. Gates open at 8 am on both days, admission is $10 for adults and children 12 and under are free.  Friday, September 10th, you can purchase a 3 day pass for just $25.

MAM is located next to Interstate I-29 in Iowa, approximately 20 minutes from downtown Omaha, NE. When driving south from the Omaha metro area, take I-29 to the Glenwood exit (exit #35), and turn right (west). At the stop sign, turn left (south) onto 190th Street, go about 1 mile to Jesup Ave. and turn left, the track will be on your left.


Plattsmouth Animal Shelter

for further information visit the website @

or call Sue Baker at 298-8235


2010 Southeast Nebraska

Diversified Ag Tour

Friday, September 10th

The tour will include stops at:
* Sunny Slope Farm (Filley) * West Blue Farm (Milford)
* Shadow Brook Farm (Denton) * Branched Oak Farm

The tour provides unique experiences to learn about CSA (Community
Supported Agriculture), organic crop and livestock production, free
range poultry and eggs, honey, flowers, cheese making, vegetable and herb
production, as well as Farmer’s Markets and direct marketing.

Cost: $20.00/person (includes transportation and lunch)

Deadline to Register: Friday, September 3

Questions? Contact your local UNL Extension Office

2010 Southeast Nebraska Diversified Ag Tour

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 3

City_____________________________________ State____________ Zip_________________
Phone_________________________________ Email___________________________________
Registration Fee: $20.00/Person
Checks can be made payable to : UNL Extension
Return to:

                              UNL Extension Nemaha County                            

Gary Lesoing
Courthouse, 1824 N Street
Auburn, NE 68305

                                                  Phone 402-274-4755                                                   

UNL Extension Educator
Lindsay Chichester
UNL Extension Educator
Phone: 402-245-4324

UNL Extension Richardson County
1700 Stone Street, Courthouse
Falls City, NE 68355

Jessica Jones
UNL Extension Educator
Phone: 402-335-3669

UNL Extension Johnson County
Courthouse, P.O. Box 779
Tecumseh, NE 68450

Vaughn Hammond
UNL Extension Educator
Phone: 402-873-3166

UNL Kimmel Center
5985 G Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410


Greenblatt & Seay

Workshop/Performance Schedule

Saturday, September 11, 1 PM - 3 PM, Contest Fiddling Workshop, in
the Old Avoca Schoolhouse (pre-registration required)

A Sightreading Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, October 2, 2010, from 1 PM - 3 PM in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in picturesque Avoca, Nebraska.  This will be a wonderful opportunity  to play with other music students, and sightread music that you've never seen before, and don't have to ever see again.  During the workshop, musicians will  be discussing how to negotiate new compositions with minimum stress, and maximum music.  The beauty of this workshop is that all you have to do is show up.  There is no preparation necessary, although pre-registration is required, and there is a $20.00 fee.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FOURTEENTH ANNUAL SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE.  This historical, hysterical event will take place on Sunday, October 10, at 2:30 PM, in the auditorium of 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.  The prizes for the winners in the Open Division are $100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd place, and $25 for 3rd place.  Prizes will also be awarded for 1st place in the other contests. Registration for contestants starts at 1:30 PM the day of the FIDDLING BEE.  Admission is $5.00 for adults and $1.00 for children.  Fiddlers and their back-ups are admitted for free.

Sunday, November 14, 2:30 PM, Schoolhouse Performance Series,
“Wedding Music You Should and Shouldn’t Have at Your Wedding”, in the
Old Avoca Schoolhouse, $5.00 for adults, $1.00 for children



The Cornhusker Motor Club Foundation is a non-profit organization funded by contributions from AAA, its members, and generous supporters who believe in its mission.  The Foundation's goals include supporting tourism efforts across Nebraska which enhance economic development and provide visitors with a greater ability to enjoy our state's natural wonders and man-made treasurers.


If you have a special need in your community that deserves consideration, please submit your request to:  Rose White, Executive Director, CMC Foundation, P.O. Box 3985, Omaha, NE 68103.  Matching grants are available for 2010 and 2011 projects.


For more information about the Cornhusker Motor Club Foundation visit


Have You Thought About Being An Innkeeper?


Harriet Gould, Innkeeper, Pine Crest Farms B&B

Valparaiso, NE


Think about the possibilities…do you like people?  Do you like to entertain?  Do you have extra space in your home to share with travelers?  Do you like to cook?  If your answer to these questions is “yes”, perhaps becoming an innkeeper at your own bed and breakfast is something you should think about.  There are many advantages to innkeeping, but like any other business, there are disadvantages too.  Would you like to find out more about innkeeping in Nebraska?


To help you investigate these questions and more, the Nebraska Association of Bed and Breakfast (NABB) is hosting a workshop on Monday, October 11, 2010.  The Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop (AIW) will be held in Lincoln, NE, on the Fallbrook Campus of Concordia University.  Two veteran innkeepers, Jeanna Stavas, owner of Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast in Nebraska City and Harriet Gould, who owns Pine Crest Farms B&B in Valparaiso, NE, will host this workshop.  Jeanna currently serves as the President of NABB and has been in the B&B business for 5 years.  Harriet is a retired educator having served over 40 years in education as teacher, principal, curriculum director, coach and adjunct professor.  She shares her innkeeping responsibilities with her husband and brother-in-law.  She has been an innkeeper for over 12 years.


Nebraska’s bed and breakfasts are each unique and different.  Whispering Pines property is over 100 years old while the owners built Pine Crest Farms property as their residence in the early 1970s.  Some B&B’s are located in cities while others are in very rural settings.  Amenities vary widely from inn to inn too.  Lincoln’s Atwood House is a stately Georgian colonial that has Jacuzzi tubs and luxurious bathrooms while Whispering Pines has an outdoor hot tub and Pine Crest Farms has a spacious outdoor swimming pool.  Burchell’s White Hill Farmhouse Inn in Minden has a restaurant on the property as well as a gift shop.  Traditions B&B in Columbus has an award-winning restaurant attached to the B&B while The Hanlon House in Scottsbluff hosts many cultural events at the B&B.  KrazyWoman Orchard B&B in Scribner is an updated 1900s era farmhouse surrounded by pine, hazelnut, pecan trees and country views. Other inns have none of these amenities but offer the traveler a quiet night’s rest in a unique setting.  There are many, many options available when you begin to think about creating your B&B.  Check out the NABB website to explore the many approved and inspected inns that are members of the state’s B&B association, offering a quality standard for the B&B industry.


Consider attending the Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop on October 11 in Lincoln.  Attendees must register in advance for this workshop.  Complete details about this workshop and the NABB Fall Conference are located on the NABB website :


Again, think about the possibilities…being your own boss, cooking breakfast for your guests, meeting people from around the globe, being an ambassador for Nebraska tourism, running your business out of your home, and creating “a night to remember and days to tell your friends about” for your many guests.


Quote of the week:

Our biggest problems cannot be resolved.  They must be outgrown.

--  Carl Jung





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Thank you for your support and be well.

Vicki Moses

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