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Plattsmouth Elementary School has a great addition to its staff to assist the kids this year.  “Buddy” is a one and a half year old Yorkshire Terrier school therapy dog who is  certified through a non profit organization called Domesti-Pups.  He received intensive training for a year and had to pass through testing to become certified as a school dog.  He and his owner, Sarah Sutton, also visit nursing homes and assisted living centers.

For someone who weighs less than 3 pounds, he has a big impact.  My daughter and son who attend Pop’s Place, adore Buddy and can’t wait for his visits every week.  He is so friendly, gentle, and loves people, (especially children.).  He currently visits the school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and according to Miss Sarah (as we call her), he spends the next day “off” sleeping after wearing himself out!

Edu-pups are an important resource because research indicates that having a therapy dog increases learning and social skills.  Buddy is also quite good at making kids feel better if they are having a rough day or are sad.  He can also be requested for classroom visits and Pop’s Place to brighten up kids’ days there!

Welcome aboard, Buddy and thanks to Miss Sarah for sharing this adorable friend with us.  

Photo courtesy of Sarah Sutton.

Other good news this week is that the new toll bridge will have a grand opening on November 9, 2008.  This is very exciting as in addition to the new bridge itself, there will be a brand new tollbooth designed to complement the architecture in downtown Plattsmouth.  

Congratulations to local company Oxbow Animal Health for its First Place win at SuperZoo 2008 for the Small Animal Products category at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas in September. 


The 109th Annual Chicken Pie Supper will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Plattsmouth on Thursday, October 16 from 4:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The food and fellowship are both wonderful.   And take outs are available as well.


Sunday, October 5, 2008 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 p.m., the kickoff for the Big Read Program and The Maltese Falcon will be held at the Plattsmouth Public Library.  Mayor Paul Lambert will be here with the Plattsmouth Community Band and refreshments!  Any questions, please call 296-4154.

“Cruizing Main” is this Friday night, October 3rd on Main Street.
  This is an event not to be missed, last year there were over 200 cars on display.  The weather promises to be wonderful and it is a great opportunity to stroll and greet friends while supporting downtown Plattsmouth!