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

It will be emptied again Thursday, September 19, 2013.



 PHF 2013

WHAT:  Plattsmouth Harvest Festival - the oldest continuous harvest festival in Nebraska
WHEN:  Thursday, September 5 - Sunday, September 8, 2013
WHERE:  In and around Plattsmouth, Nebraska
WHAT:  4 days of activities and celebrations for the whole family
INCLUDING:  Downtown Coronation, Carnival Rides, 2 Parades, Slow Tractor Races, Tractor Pull, Horseshoe Contest, Flower Show, Live Bands, Karaoke Contest, Corn & Pie Eating Contests, Marching Bands, Car Show & Shine, Volleyball Tournament, Cheers Garden, Little Tuggers, Waterfights, Entertainment, Talent Show, Pep Rally, Airport Fly-In Breakfast, and much, much more.  For a complete schedule of events please visit the web site:
MORE INFO:  Phone 402-297-2384 (Nancy Johnson, President, Plattsmouth Harvest Festival)

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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.   During the Harvest Festival the museum will open at 10:00 am. on Friday September 6 and Saturday, September 7 and close at 4:00. There will be a used book sale in the courtyard and a pie sale in the museum.  Admission is  free but donations will be accepted. The Cook log cabin and Burlington Caboose at the end of Main will also be open on September 6 and 7 from noon until 4:00 pm.   Cake will be served in honor of the 100th anniversary of the caboose and the 145th anniversary of the cabin. 

For additional information about the exhibits or special festival events, contact the museum, 402-296-4770.




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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.



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SEPTEMBER 20, 21 & 22, 2013 
Parade showcasing 30+ marching bands - Saturday at 1 PM
Classic Car Show - Sunday 8 AM - 4 PM
Arts & Crafts Fairs - Satuday & Sunday
Fun Run/Walk - Saturday 7:30 AM
Quilt Show - Saturday & Sunday
Outdoor Concerts - Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Apple Harvest Festivities - All Season Long
Carnival - Friday, Saturday, Sunday
"An Enchanted Arboretum" Public Art Display



Animals Available for Adoption

at the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter






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











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
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Library Closed Three Days in September

The library will be closed Monday, September 2, for Labor Day. Friday and Saturday, September 6-7, the library will be closed due to the Harvest Festival. We hope everyone has a great time at the Harvest Festival!



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