Mr. PHS 2008 Ben Severson shows off his African Tribal Chants
(Photo by the Plattsmouth Journal)
On March 28 the Plattsmouth High School Renaissance Board hosted its 6th annual Mr. PHS competition. Competiting in the event were Former Mr. PHS Jake Parsons, Ben Severson, Brett Tincher, Adam Mitteis, Brandon Epperson, Kory Mather, Andrew Oathout, Cody Prosolow, Alex Steinke, Justin Mink, Hank Peppe, Adam Michael Lias, Christopher Stipp, Benjamin Joseph Bedell, and Anthony LaRosa.
The competitors did four acts, the first was their introduction with their escorts, the second was a singing routine the third was to how they would use their power as Mr. PHS to help the school, the final act was a dance routine performed by all the contestants.
The most memorable event of the night may have been Ben Severson’s 3rd act where he had just returned from Africa and had learned many spells and chants to do anything from defying evil spirits to turning off kid’s cell phones in class another thing he learned in Africa was that chickens were crazy and ended his skit by jumping off stage to capture on that “attacked” the audience.
The final contestants were Jake Parsons (Mr. PHS), Ben Severson and Hank Peppe. Mr. Congeniality went to Hank Peppe and first runner up Jake Parsons handed off his crown to Ben Severson the new Mr. PHS.
Bay Hills Golf Course is hosting Trivia Night every Thursday at 7:00 pm
at the club house. The event is open to the public. Please call
298-8191 for more information.
The Cass County Museum will be hosting their Annual May Basket workshop for children ages 5 to 10 on Saturday April 26th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The event is open to the public and cost is $1.00 per child.
The new Plattsmouth Community/Senior Center is selling memberships for use of this beautiful new facility. There is daycare on site for a small fee while parents are using the equipment. Please call Becky at 402-306-9629 for more information about membership levels and costs.
The new Plattsmouth Community/Senior Center will be the site of the “Spring Fling” dance on Saturday, April 26, 2008. The dance is being hosted by the Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce. The band, “Something New” from Salem, S.D. has been booked to play the dance starting at 8:00 p.m. The band publicity states that they are “a musical ensemble that could work for people of diverse ages.” There will also be a cash bar, food, and auction items. Get your tickets ahead of time for only $10.00 apiece, tickets are $12.50 at the door. Tickets are available at the Chamber Office, Cass County Bank, Plattsmouth State Bank, Plattsmouth Journal, Main Street Jewelers, and all chamber board members. If your business would like to be a dance sponsor, tickets are included for your employees with the sponsorship level. $500 sponsorship includes 20 tickets and event signage recognition, $300 sponsorship includes 36 tickets, $250 sponsorship includes 15 tickets, $200 sponsorship includes 24 tickets, and $100, 12 tickets. Please call the Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce office at 296-6021 for more information.
The Murray Fire Fighters are hosting a Texas Hold’em Shoot Out
Tournament on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at the Millard Social Hall,
10508 S. 144th Street, in Omaha. The tournament will be raising funds
to replace the “Jaws of Life” equipment at the fire house. New “Jaws
of Life” are needed due to the age of the current equipment and newer
cars being more difficult to enter. Participants need to be at least
19 years old and the Fire Department is requesting a minimum donation
of $50. Murray Firefighter Steve Gdovic said there will food, drinks,
and raffle prizes. He encourages spectators as well as players to
attend. The Grand Prize will be his/her choice of a one year lease on
a 2008 Jetta or a two year lease on a 2008 Mazda3. Tournament players
are limited to the first 300 registered and are provided with two drink
coupons and food. Please call Steve Gdovic at 402-235-3040 for more
information. Registrations may be sent to Murray Fire/Rescue, C/O Steve
Gdovic 1124 Beaver Lake Blvd, Plattsmouth NE 68048.
Kindergarten Round Up was held Thursday, March 27, 2008, at the Plattsmouth Elementary School. Approximately 135 students were registered for next year’s Kindergarten class. Parents, siblings, and new students were welcomed by the Principals, Kindergarten teachers, school secretaries, and support staff for the coming year. Everyone was treated to dinner with a choice of Italian Dunkers or Mini Corn Dogs in the school cafeteria. There were two orientation and information meetings in the Library hosted by Mrs. Morrison and Mrs. Peden which were very helpful in being prepared for the school year.
The representatives for Girl’s State were chosen by the Hugh Kerns, Post 56 American Legion Auxiliary for the conference held June 1, 2008-June 7, 2008, in Lincoln. Dana Hansen and BreiAnne Wagner with alternates, Marcy Heim and Amy Kerns being accepted as the Plattsmouth delegates. Tina Hartman was selected from Weeping Water American Legion Auxiliary Unit 237 as their delegate. This is a big honor to be selected for this worthy program which runs nationwide for students who have demonstrated their interest in government and are leaders locally. Congratulations to all the delegates!
Mahoney State Park is presenting The Platte River Art Show, hosted by Prairie Images. The show is in the Peter Kiewit Lodge in the park on Saturday, April 5, 2008, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 6, 2008, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The collection contains many different mediums and artists. Artists from various states will be offering works for sale and as part of the display. This “Fine Arts Celebration” includes wildlife, portraits, Native American, Southwest, and cityscape works among others. The park is located at I-80 Exit 426 and a park entry permit is required. Their website is
The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #20 would like to announce the lodges first “Golf Scramble” May 9th at Bay Hills Golf Course. The entry fee is $200 per team. Contact Deputy Doug Durban at 297-0535 for more information.
The Plattsmouth Early Childhood Center located at 902 Main Street is in the process of taking applications for the upcoming preschool year. They have a variety of programs available in our center for young children in Plattsmouth. Call the office at 296-5250 to request and application from to be mailed or stop by the center to pick one up. We will be happy to show you the facilities and the options available. Apply now while openings exist.
Plattsmouth Public Library will be holding their popular Soup Luncheon April 10th at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Cost is $5, a selection of homemade soups and desserts will be available, and takeouts are welcome. Call and ahead @ 296-4154 and we will have your order ready!
An Xbox360 Tournament will be held at the Plattsmouth Public Library on Saturday May 17, 2008. The games featured include: Halo 3, Guitar Hero III, Call of Duty 3, Crimson Skies and many more. The tournament will start at 10:00 a.m. and be completed when the winner is crowned. The cost is only five dollars, which includes lunch. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required, so sign up today!
USDA Rural Development Representative Judy James will be at the Plattsmouth Public Library from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm every Thursday as part of the 502 Direct Home Loan Program. The purpose of the program is to provide low income people the opportunity to own adequate, modest, decent, safe and sanitary homes in rural areas. The loans are to acquire build rehabilitate, improve or relocate dwellings and provide adequate water and waste disposal systems. Call Judy at 402-423-9683 Ext. 4 for more information or to setup and appointment.
The Plattsmouth Library Book Club will meet April 5th at 10:00 am. They will be discussing the book 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff. Plan for two hours are we will be watching the movie before we discuss the book. New members are always welcome even if you have not read the current selection.
The Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce is selling Chamber Bucks at the Chamber office. Chamber Bucks can be used just like legal tender in the city of Plattsmouth, come in $5 increments, and make great birthday, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gifts. Contact the Chamber at 402-296-6021 for more information.