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It is Cass County Fair Week!!!

To find out the happenings please visit

the fair's website:


AS ALWAYS, the Plattsmouth Newsletter wants to see your FAIR PHOTOS

It can be anything from, the animals, the rides, the food, or the exhibits.

Please send photos to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Don't forget a caption :)




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Animals Available for Adoption

at the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter


The Animal Shelter will be closed fromJuly 29, 2013 through August 19, 2013

Any kittens for adoption would be at the Bellevue Petco.

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

 Mark your calendar:

The 2013 Cass County Fair dates are - August 6 - 10, 2013

Cass County Fair 2013 - Amateur Video Contest



1st place $300

2nd place $150

3rd place $50

The Cass County Fair is again sponsoring a video contest.

An advance  pre-registration form must be submitted prior to making and submitting  your video. The form can be filled out and submitted online.

See the  county fair website: The deadline for submission of your video will be Tuesday, August 13,  2013 at 5:00pm. Winners will be announced and the videos published on  the Fair Website on August 18, 2013. This will give  time for both creative editing and careful judging.

Advance Project Registration (APR) Just as we did last year we require an advance registration form (this  form) to be submitted by Tuesday August 6th, 2013 at midnight CDT for  each project to be later be considered by the judges on the submission  deadline August 13, 2013 at 5PM CDT. When we receive this form you will receive an APR (Advance Project  Registration) Number (via the email address you provide) within 24 hours and that will be your assurance that you are in the cue. This will also verify the email you provided as working and will also identify this  project for the purpose of questions, and notifications. Finally this  email will confirm your submission when it is received on or before  August 13th, 2013 at 5PM CDT. This email will be used to notify you of  the Judges decisions and the awards on August 18, 2013 at 5PM CDT. There is no obligation for you to complete your video, or to submit a video -  you can change your mind at any point however pre-registration IS  required for any submission to be considered by the Judges. There can’t  be any exceptions.

You need to create, and edit your video, upload to your acct submit it to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. email  address on or before August 13th, 2013 at 5PM CDT with a www.YouTube.comThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Copyright Notification By submitting this form you agree that you have rights for the use of  any content, video or music that you include in your project. The Cass  County Fair Board requires that any submission be free from any Copy  Protected content in order to be considered by the judges. You agree  that any questions as to copyrights can cause a project to be rejected  by the Judges.

Click Here To Register Online>>

or Download PDF form to Print>>

Reminder of past Cass County Fair Amateur Video Contest Winners:

Fun at the Fair
Project RLLF72
Project Title: Fun at the Fair
Video Creator: Linda Lowman 

2012 2nd Place
Cass County NE 2012 Fair
Project RDPF73
Project Title: Cass County, NE 2012 Fair
Video Creator: DeAnne Peterson 

2012 3rd Place
Fun Times at the Cass County Fair
Project RHFE71
Project Title: Fun Times At The Cass County Fair
Video Creator: Thomas Hynes 

2011 Winners

Remember our 2011 First Year Winners  

Judges Score 193
Director: Brian Hynes

2011 2nd Place
2nd Place Judges Score 134
Director: John Willey

2011 3rd Place
3rd Place Judges Score 118
Director: Rick Brown

It is fun! Get your camera and your production crew together and go for the glory!!



Cass County Fair 4-H Auction Supporters (family, friends, businesses, alumni) are

invited to show support for Cass County 4-Hers by attending one of two 4-H auctions

held during the Cass County Fair.

• The 4-H Livestock Auction starts at 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, August 11,

in the livestock barn.  Livestock judging awards will be presented to the 4-

Hers before the auction at 2:45 p.m.  The Cass County 4-H Council clerks this

premium sale which is held for market animals only.  Each exhibitor is allowed

to sell one animal of each species as premium only, meaning dollars per head not

cents per pound.  Exhibitors retaining ownership will only receive the premium

from the sale.  Exhibitors of shipped animals will receive the premium from the

buyer in addition to the sale proceeds from the buyer of the animal.


Cass County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program
Welcomes Two New Volunteers

The Cass County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program is proud to announce that two new CASA Volunteers were sworn-in by Judge John Steinheider on July 10, 2013.  A brief reception was held following the ceremony to wish the new CASA Volunteers well in their advocacy for Cass County’s abused and neglected children. The new CASA volunteers are Lee Jameson and Mellisa Jewell.

There are a total of 17 Cass County children who are under the jurisdiction of the court because of abuse and/or neglect. Children range in age from two to 19 years old. Currently, we have ten active CASA volunteers advocating for these children.

CASA volunteers usually work with one case at a time. They get to know the children and write reports for the Judge, making recommendations about what would be best for the child. They become a stable, reliable presence in the child’s life during a very difficult time, and advocate for the child to have a safe and permanent home as quickly as possible.

The Cass County CASA program was started in 2005.   CASA volunteers are ordinary people doing an extraordinary thing by having an impact on the lives of abused and neglected children. Most volunteers donate about 2 hours per week (or 8 hours a month) and all training is provided. A portion of the pre-service training expenses were paid for by a grant from the Nebraska CASA Association. If you are interested or want more information, please call or e-mail Angie Neumiller, Program Director at 402-296-9520 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Angie Neumiller

Director, Cass County CASA Program

Additional information can be found at , or

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Pictured left to right: Honorable Judge John Steinheider, Mellisa Jewell and Lee Jameson.


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First row: CASA volunteers: Rebecca Steube, Millie Trent, Program Director, Angie Neumiller 2nd Row: Board member, Gloria Sykes; volunteers, Kelly Linse, Lee Jameson, Board member, Angie Jameson and volunteer, Mellisa Jewell.


Who is ready for the Cass County Fair????


Here are some great NEW contests for you and yours to enter!






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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.

For more information about this festival or to register, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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 (

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, or e-mailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..






Paranormal Activity in the Library on DVD

On June 29, investigators from Tri-City Research and Investigations into the Paranormal (T.R.I.P.) spent the evening in the Plattsmouth Public Library. The team reported its findings and showed the DVD of their investigation to an audience of over 60 people on Saturday, July 13. The library will have this DVD ready to check out by July 18. Call the library if you'd like to be put on hold for it.

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Summer Activities through August 9

Even though the summer reading program has ended, there are still plenty of activities still going on at the library! You can find all sorts of fun Mondays through Thursdays until August 9. These activities include arts and crafts, story time, movies, board games, speed stacking, and video gaming. Check this page for a detailed list of activities.

These FREE programs are open to kids from preschool to 6th grade (completed). Please call Kirsten at 402-296-4154, extension 21, with any questions.


Computer Classes will Resume in Late Summer

The following regularly scheduled computer classes will be offered in late August or September: 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 be notified when the sessions are available or if you have 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.


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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