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The Alumni Banquet is this Saturday, May 25th at Gibson Hall, 101 W Eldora Ave
Social hour starts at 5:30 with the banquet to follow at 6:30. Tickets are $20.
Members of the classes of 1957 and 1959 are welcome to stop by the Rhodes home in Weeping Water, May 25th anytime between the hours of 1:30pm to 5pm.
There will be a Memorial Day Service at Oakwood Cemetery at 11am on Monday, May 27th
Pet citations are being mailed out this week. Pet licenses were due May 1st. If you receive a citation in the mail, you must pay the $10 pet fine per animal, PLUS the $7 licensing fee per animal. We will need to see proof of rabies vaccine when you come in to license your pet.
Mark your calendars!
Limestone Days will be held on Saturday, June 29th.
There will be lots of activities going on all day with a wonderful fireworks display in the evening.
A more detailed list of activities will be coming soon!
THE POOL WILL OPEN MONDAY, MAY 27TH!!!
Hours are: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday 1-8pm; Tuesday and Thursday 1-7pm, 7-8pm adult fitness swim; and Friday & Saturday 1-6pm.
Prices are: Family Pass $125
Single Pass $75
10 punch $35
Daily Pass $4
The pool is available for rental at $50 an hour. Contact the pool for any additional details. The pool manager this year is Mary Mozena. Stacy Bickford and Sydney Barrett will be Asst Managers. The pool phone number is 402-267-7755.
Congratulations to Meeske Hardware for receving the Cass County Economic Development Council 2013 Business Recognition Award. This award is presented to companies for their commitment to innovation, progress, and investment in their area.
World Blood Donor Day in June 14, and the American Red Cross is joining blood centers around the world in reminding eligible donors that giving blood year-round is vital to ensuring a sufficient blood supply to meet patient needs.
No matter the season, the need for blood is constant. Every two seconds someone in the US needs a transfusion, and around 44,000 pints of blood must be donated every day to meet patient needs.
To emphasize the importance of giving blood year-round, and timed with World Blood Donor Day on June 14, the American Red Cross encourages those eligible to become regular donors, especially during the summer.
Summer is a challenging time to collect enough blood donations to meet patient needs. If at least two more donors give blood at every Red Cross blood drive this summer-above what's expected-it will help ensure blood is available for patients at a moment's notice.
A stable blood supply is vital for treating trauma victims, cancer patients, organ transplant recipients, premature babies, sickle cell disease patients and many others.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Cass County:
June 4 from 11am to 4pm at Nebraska Masonic Home, 1300 Ave D, Plattsmouth
June 13 from 1-7pm at Gibson Hall, 101 W Eldora Ave, Weeping Water
Senior Citizen Meals at the Community Center
101 W Eldora Ave Suite 3
start serving at 11am
Contact Ruth Vogt at 402-267-5303 to reserve a meal
or schedule a delivery
May 22, 2013
ham & beans
May 24, 2013
May 27, 2013
Memorial Day observed
May 29, 2013
chicken breast in gravy
Dixie Swim Club Opens Lofte's 37th Season
The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley is excited to open its doors for its thirty-seventh season on Saturday, May 25th with the female comedy, "Dixie Swim Club." Written by the team of Jones, Hope and Wooten, 'Dixie' is the story of five southern women whose friendship began while on their college swim team. Now, years later, they set aside one long weekend every August to recharge relationships and meddle in each other's lives.
Directed by Kevin Colbert, the five 'Dixie' women are played by Allison Bauers of Louisville, Sharon Strassler Kryger of LaVista, Betty Colbert of Weeping Water and Dawn Holdorf and Hope Hibler both of Manley. Production dates are May 25, 26, 31, June 1, 2 and 6-9. All seats are reserved and tickets are $17. Season ticket packages are on sale through June 9 for only $65. A season ticket includes one pass to each of the upcoming shows in 2013 including 'Dixie Swim Club', 'The Producers', 'The Boys Next Door', 'Nunset Boulevard', and 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever'.
The Lofte is located just east of the intersection of Highway 1 and 50 near the town of Manley. You can reach the box office at 402-234-2553 or visit www.Lofte.com.
On Saturday, May 25, at 10am, there will be a FREE fiddle workshop at the National Homestead Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. The workshop will be led by championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt. Deborah was the first woman to win the Nebraska State Fiddle Championship, and the first woman to win the Mid-America Fiddle Championship. She is a Master Artist with the Nebraska Arts Council, and performs residencies in the schools through the Nebraska Arts Council's Artist-in-the-Schools Program. This workshop is part of a full day of fun and free activities, including the Monumental Fiddling Championships. For more information, contact Deborah by email at
The 2013 Monumental Fiddling Championships will be held at the Homestead National Monument of American in Beatrice, Nebraska on Saturday, May 25th. Registration opens at 10am, and the contests start at noon.
The Junior Division is for folks who have fiddled less than 5 years. Each fiddler will play 2 tunes.
The Senior Division is for folks who have fiddled 5 years or more. Each fiddler will play 3 tunes....a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice.
The Legends Division is for folks who have won first place in the Senior Division in previous years. Each fiddler will play 3 tunes...a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice.
-a Hoedown (upbeat danceable tune in two or four)
-a Waltz (danceable tune in three)
-a Tune of Choice (other than a hoedown or waltz, such as jigs, polkas, rags, blues, etc)
All contest tunes must have been in existence when the Homestead National Monument was established in 1936.
Contestants may play with one or two backup acoustic musicians, neither to be playing melody. A backup guitartiest is available for fiddlers who need one.
Contestants will be judged on pitch, tone, rhythm, and presentation (showmanship, interpretation, flair, creativity, charisma, adherence to the rules, etc.)
Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in the Junior, Senior, and Legends Divisions.
First place winners in the Junior and Senior Divisions will be able to choose either the prize money or a new fiddle.