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Charley Wykeham (Joshua Smith, left) and Jack Chesney (Will Cover II, right) aren't sure they've got what they bargained for when Fancourt Babberly (Scott Seelhoff. center) agrees to play, "Charley's Aunt."

The Lofte Community Theatre’s 2008 season will open Friday, May 30, 2008, with the classic play “Charley’s Aunt.”   This world famous farce has moved millions of theater goers to tears of laughter. Jack Chesney loves Kitty Verdun and Charles loves Miss Spettigue. They invite the ladies to meet Charley's wealthy aunt from Brazil. But alas, the millionaire aunt sends word that she will have to defer her visit for a few days. What is to be done? The dear young things must not be compromised no, never! But, neither will the youths give up the opportunity of declaring their love. The problem is solved by forcing another Oxford undergraduate into a black satin skirt, an old fashioned cap and wig. As Charley's Aunt, this old frump is introduced to the sweethearts. Then the real aunt turns up! In its many stages and motion picture revivals, this play has reached a wide and eager audience.

Actors in the Lofte's production include Kat and Will Cover II and Bob Pinkerton all from Weeping Water; Dave and Hope Hibler from Manley; Joshua Smith of Plattsmouth; Scott Seelhoff from Fremont; Roland Kelley of rural Otoe; Virginia Howe Kincaid of Elkhorn; and Brenna Jean Thompson of Lincoln.  The show will run May 30th and 31st and June 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th, and 14th.  Please call the Lofte Ticket Office at 402-234-2553 to purchase tickets. Or for more information, please visit their website at

The Plattsmouth Masonic Home will be holding a Garden Party Fundraiser June 7, 2008 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  The festivities will include hors-d’oeuvres, a silent Auction and a plant sale.  All the money raised will go towards expanding the apartments in the 1924 wing.

On Saturday June 7th, Plattsmouth Public Library will be holding a Dungeons & Dragons Game as part of Worldwide D&D Game Day.  There will also be  Fun trivia events including Monster Charades, d20 Questions, 4th Edition Trivia and Dungeon Feud.  The fun starts at 12:00 pm.

Cass County Medicine, located in downtown Plattsmouth,  is now open to serve the health care needs of Plattsmouth and the surrounding area.  The Clinic is staffed by Nurse Practitioner Jessica Liesveld and Mental Health Practitioner Gabriel Gonzales.

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.

The Friends of the Plattsmouth Public Library’s annual Used Book Sale begins on Thursday, May 29, 2008 and runs through Sunday, June 1, 2008.  Put the dates on your calendar to come down and get some great buys on some great books!  All proceeds benefit the children’s programs at the Plattsmouth Public Library.

The Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce will be holding their 12th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament May 30th at Bay Hills Golf Course.  More details to be forthcoming soon.
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 on Saturday,  June 7, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. in the library’s couch area upstairs.   This is a very special meeting as Cyndy Salzmann, a Nebraska author will be in attendance to talk about her current book, “Crime and Clutter.” She has also written other books that focus on home matters including organization tips and reclaiming your holiday celebrations. She will be signing copies of her books as well.  The public is welcome to attend this exciting event for the book club!  So plan on coming for good coffee and good conversation about good books! Please call Kirsten at 296-4154 for more information or questions.

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.

School Events

21-May    Middle School Football Camp
22-May    Middle School Football Camp

23-May    Dr. Larson Presentation/ Auditorium

4-May    9th Annual Alumni Banquet