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Saturday, July12, 2008, the new Plattsmouth Community Fitness Center grand opening - which included a health and wellness fair - was a big success.  There were visitors touring the facility and  taking advantage of the trial classes being offered. In addition to these activities, a health and wellness fair with sixteen booths was very popular for getting all kinds of health related advice and tips.  45 new memberships were sold on Saturday which enabled the new center to meet its summer membership goal.  The facility also houses the Senior Center available for the hot lunch program.  Please call the Plattsmouth Community Fitness Center at 402-296-5800 for more information about becoming a member of this wonderful addition to Plattsmouth. Photo Courtesy Plattsmouth Journal

Mr. Warren Nelson, a representative from the Nebraska Beekeeping Association was the speaker on Tuesday, July 15, at Garfield Park.  Over 132 people were there to learn about how important bees are in the pollination process for crops and other plants.   Mr. Nelson also talked about how honey is produced and he shared some great pictures of bee life up close!


            Crowd enjoying the speaker at Garfield Park    

Mr. Nelson with his visual aids

The Sarpy County Museum is celebrating its 30th anniversary in October of this year. The Museum is located at 2402 Clay Street in Bellevue NE and offers exhibits from various time periods arranged in chronological order. Currently, there is a quilt show on display through August 24, 2008 highlighting more than 50 quilts.  Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Please call 292-1880 for more information on visiting the museum.

The Plattsmouth Lions Club had the most donations ever at their recent blood drive with 72 donors giving the gift of life.  Congratulations to everyone involved in helping out The Red Cross in this endeavor!

Recycling will again be available in Plattsmouth to local residents wishing for curbside pickup for those items hopefully as soon as August 1.  Elkhorn Sanitation Systems works with RecycleBank to offer a dumpster for $10 a month which is placed at the residents home for them to fill with recyclable materials.  Then the Elkhorn Sanitation Systems picks up the recyclable bin every two weeks from the residents’ home. A computer chip is attached to the bin to give the customer credit for the amount of recyclables turned in.  Once the bin is weighed, a credit is issued that is redeemable at local retailers which helps offset the cost of the bins for the customer.   This is a very positive option for Plattsmouth customers who have expressed their disappointment in not being able to recycle materials recently.

The Plattsmouth Public Library is currently taking applications for part time positions.  The first position is Youth Services Coordinator, this consists of working with local youth, running gaming tournaments, monthly activities aimed at encouraging young people to visit the library, graphic novel collection development, and outreach programs.  The candidate must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, familiar with all gaming systems, dependable, and valid driver’s license.   The candidate must also be self motivated, able to multi task, and flexible.   This position for the right candidate will be a fun, exciting job at which to acquire valuable skills for the future.  

The library is also hiring for flexible schedules as a library clerk.  The candidates will be responsible for shelving books, checking in and checking out books, and general duties.  Candidates must possess strong verbal and written skills, be able to multi task, and self motivated.   Please apply at the library information desk.

The city of Louisville has opened the new Water Treatment Facility as of July 7, 2008.  The treatment plant has already been tested to show lower levels of iron and manganese then before the new treatment facility.  The city has also been flushing the fire hydrants to ensure removal of untreated water from the system. 


Popular author J. A. Jance, will be signing books on Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. at Lee Booksellers in Lincoln, NE. She writes the best selling mystery series featuring Joanna Brady and a separate series with  J.P. Beaumont.  Lee Booksellers is located in Edgewood Center at 56th Street and Highway 2 and their phone number is 402 420 1919 for more information.   This is a great opportunity to meet the author and get your book signed!

The Plattsmouth Public Library is again collecting school supplies for distribution to local students through the Social Services Department. Please bring any new items for donation to the library, there is a collection box on each floor.