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Lofte Theatre Scholarship Applications

The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley is currently accepting applications from high school seniors for the Lofte's 2013 scholarship award.  Any graduating senior with plans to continue their education and has volunteered at the Lofte (acting, ushering, construction, etc.) may apply.

The scholarship application is listed on the Lofte's website ( under the 'Information' tab.



On Sunday, April 14, at 2:30 PM, Greenblatt & Seay presents their original mini-musical, "Noah's Ark."

“Noah’s Ark” is a lively adaptation of the story of Noah and the great flood.  This unique Greenblatt & Seay production explores the fate of the humans and other animals on the ark, from the day they boarded, to the day they disembarked.  The words, by David Seay, examine the relationships between the inhabitants of the ark, and how they managed to survive from one unpredictable day to the next.  The music, by Deborah Greenblatt, suggests many of the globes great musical traditions, such as blues, Cajun, calypso, Klezmer, a “Gilbert & Sullivan”-style jig,  a tango, and even a round.  Greenblatt & Seay & Friends will be singing and playing a variety of instruments during the performance, including a 5-string fiddle, harmonica, guitar, tiple, bouzouki.

The concert will be downstairs in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, and  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 and senior citizens, and $1.00 for children. Seating is limited.For more information, write to  Greenblatt & Seay, The Old Schoolhouse, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska, 68307, or call 402-275-3221, or e-mail them at 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.




"The Fox on the Fairway" is Frolicking Fun

Mistaken identities!  Romantic shenanigans!  And most importantly, golf!  KBC Productions announces the opening of its spring production at Mahoney State Park, "The Fox On the Fairway," on Saturday, March 9.  Reminiscent of the Marx Brothers' classics, this madcap adventure will keep you on your toes.  We suggest a PG13 rating for this event.   The show is directed by and stars Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water.  The cast also includes Mick Kovar, Samantha Colbert and Mathew Pegler of Lincoln; Stacy White and Shari Hoelker of Omaha and Ross Mumford of Elmwood.  The role of Justin is shared on an alternating schedule by Mr. Pegler and Mr. Mumford. "The Fox on the Fairway," runs March 9, 10, 15-17, 22-24, 30, April 5-7, 12-14 and 19-21.  Curtain times are 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.  Sundays are 2:00pm matinees.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under.  Reservations may be made by calling Mahoney State Park at 402.944.2523 ext 7122.  A park entry permit is required.  

Pictured on Attachment:  Sitting, Mathew Pegler.  Front, Samantha Colbert and Ross Mumford.  Back, Shari Hoelker, Mick Kovar, Kevin Colbert and Stacy White.


 Pre-order for best selection. Go to to view/print a plant catalog and order form. E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions or to request more information. Completed forms can be dropped off at City Hall (170 N. 3rd) or Lutz Repair Services (640 S. 1st). Proceeds benefit our volunteer fire fighters! Thank you for your support.









The British are coming!  The British are coming!  The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces the production, "Yesterday and Today!" will be on the Lofte stage Saturday, April 20 at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 21 at 2pm.   Tribute artist and Nebraska native, Billy McGuigan will lead the interactive Beatles experience.  In this electrifying show, audiences create the playlist so each performance is fresh and unique.  There are no costumes or wigs; just great music in a wonderfully beautiful setting.

Each show is totally unique.  Audience members fill out request cards for their favorite Beatles tune.  When a request card is selected, the band asks that person to explain why that particular Beatles tune is special to them.  This is a wonderfully fun and memorable experience for all! 

"Yesterday and Today" has run for sold-out crowds several times in Omaha and we're proud to bring this popular show to Cass County.  Showtime is 7:30pm on Saturday, April 20 and 2pm on Sunday, April 21.  All seats are reserved and cost $30. 

The Lofte Theatre is located just east of the village of Manley.  If you have any questions or wish to purchase tickets, please call the box office at (402) 234-2553.

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 Pictured on Attachment:  Billy McGuigan brings his "Yesterday and Today" Beatles experience to the Lofte April 20 and 21.


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 You can now make reservations online!  To do so, CLICK HERE!

Louisville Senior Center
423 Elm Street ~ Louisville

Is hosting an afternoon of entertainment featuring the talented Johnny Ray Gomez accordion and vocal entertainer. The show is open to the public and starts at 1:00 on Wednesday, April 3rd. There is no charge for the show but donations will be accepted. If you are a senior over 60 and wish to have lunch before the Evelyn (402-234-2120) BEFORE 1:00 on the preceding TUESDAY (April 2nd) to order your meal.



Animals Available for Adoption

at the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter


3-27-13 Animals


Watson: 9mth old male neutered domestic short hair cat.  super sweet and loves to play
Freckles: 2yr old spayed female Tortie, very sweet but plays rough
also more dogs coming soon, watch our Plattsmouth Animal Shelter facebook page for updates!




Plattsmouth Animal Shelter is happy to announce that

we are now staffed 9am to noon Monday through Friday. 

Appointments are still needed for any other times.


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!


Animal Shelter - 402-298-8235


 Plattsmouth Library News


Spring Break Fun, March 18-21

Looking for something to do while you're on break from school? Come to the library for a variety of games and fun things to make from 1:00-4:00 pm Monday through Thursday, March 18-21. Most of the activities are designed for 4th through 8th graders, but color sheets and regular storytime crafts will be available for younger children. All games and craft activities will take place in the auditorium.

  • On Monday, create and decorate a book safe or a secret keeper box from old books.
  • On Tuesday, recycled cards will be transformed into mini boxes and wallets.
  • On Wednesday, watch Wreck It Ralph while munching on popcorn and stay after the movie for Bingo.
  • On Thursday, test your cup stacking skills against others with the library's new speed stacking game. After cup stacking, enjoy video games or painting.

Select Tax Forms Available

The IRS has notified libraries that distribution of federal tax forms will be delayed this year due to late-breaking tax law changes. The Nebraska Department of Revenue stopped sending tax forms to libraries several years ago. To date, the library has received the following federal tax forms, which can be picked up free of charge at the library.

  • Form 1040EZ and instruction booklet
  • Schedule B
  • Schedule EIC

Library staff can help you print tax forms from either the IRS or the Nebraska Department of Revenue web pages, but there will be a 10 cents per page charge for any forms printed. Staff can help you find specific forms, but staff can't offer any tax advice regarding which forms you may need.


Get Coupon Smart on April 18

Come to the library on Thursday, April 18, 6:00-8:00 pm, for a class about coupons and finding the best deals for beginners and experienced coupon users. Presenter Nicole McDonald was trained as a financial counselor and has a Masters in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing. She blogs about coupons, meal planning, and related topics at The workshop is free and open to the public; no registration is required. Some topics to be discussed on April 18 include:

  • How to shop for FREE using coupons!
  • Getting organized
  • Maximizing savings at the grocery store (a step-by-step guide to planning your shopping trip with coupons)
  • Figuring out the drug store game and scoring lots of freebies, including detailed Walgreen's and CVS how-to guides
  • Coupon anatomy and common coupon abbreviations
  • Stacking coupons, price matching, and double coupon events
  • Where to find the best coupons



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