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Eddie, Ellie, and Nanny enjoying the beautiful day at Garfield Park for Summer Reading.

Two entomologists from the University of Nebraska Lincoln were the guest speakers at the Library’s next to last week of Summer Reading.  Neil Spomer and Lisa were great about sharing the bug exhibits they brought and introducing us to “Millie” the millipede.  What a fun year for Summer Reading and we were so fortunate to have such great speakers.  
The Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Jeanene Wehrbein will be leaving as August 1, 2008.  She has been responsible for establishing new and popular events in her five years as Executive Director. “Cruisin’ Main” and the Business to Business Luncheons.  A retirement party has been planned for her on Thursday, July 31, 2008 at the downtown branch of the Cass County Bank from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Please stop by and thank her for devoted service to the City of Plattsmouth in the last five years!

It is hard to believe it is almost time for school to start again.  The Plattsmouth Elementary School will reopen on Monday, August 18, for grades 1 and above with the kindergartners starting on Tuesday, August 19, 2008.  Middle School grades 5-9 will report on Friday, August 15, 2008. 

The Plattsmouth Public Library has two big events on Saturday, August 2, 2008.   The first event is our popular Mentor With An Artist program featuring Kari McCollum teaching basics of cake decorating. The program is free and open to kids age 8 and above.  Pre registration is required, please call Kirsten at 296-4154.

The latest Stephanie Meyers book, “Breaking Dawn”, is the feature of a book release party also on Saturday, August 2, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the library auditorium.  We will be giving away two copies of the new book as prizes.  Pre registration is not necessary for this event and it is also free!  So come on down for a “hauntingly” good time to celebrate the last book in this very popular series.

The Nebraska Repertory Theater is presenting “The Cripple of Inishmaan” by Martin McDonagh along with two other plays for their current season.  Please visit their website @ for more information on showtimes and ticket availability.  Performances are held at the Howell Memorial Theatre and Studio Theatre are both located on the First Floor of the Temple Building, 12th & R Streets in Lincoln.

The Cass County Fair will be the dates of Wednesday, August 6 through Sunday, August 10, 2008 in Weeping Water.  Among the activities are live bands on Friday and Saturday nights, Tractor Pulls, and the annual Saturday Night Parade.  So get your entries ready and be ready to join in the fun at the new Cass County Fairgrounds!

The Missouri River Bridge at Plattsmouth is coming along nicely and actually ahead of schedule for completion in November.  This is very exciting news and we are all looking forward to seeing the new safer, more secure bridge for easier crossings into Iowa.