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Murray Newsletter - June 10, 2009

Wild Roses sing out, 'It's June in Nebraska'!

All along the country roads, the wild roses sprinkle the ditches and
edges of the fields with their pretty pink petals...another one of
Mother Nature's gifts we take for granted.  You'd better get out and
enjoy them soon, because they're only here for a short, couple of
weeks, then they'll disappear..... till the same time next summer........




And the winner(s) are............

The Destination Imagination drawing for the two 1/2 hogs

was held at the Conestoga Elementary School on June 8th.

The winning tickets belonged to:

Bobby Bass and Rhonda Woolridge.


The DI teams again want to thank everyone that purchased raffle tickets
or helped the teams in any way!

Soccer Registration

The Southeast Soccer Club will be accepting registrations at

Murray Town Hall on Wednesday, June 17th from 6-8PM.

Players from anywhere are accepted, if they want to play soccer!

Fall season starts toward late August and is over near the end of October.

Registration deadline is July 1st.

Please bring a copy of player's birth certificate and a small school photo.

Birthday Cut-Off dates:
Players minimum age: 4 years old by August 1st
Players maximum age:  18 years old by August 1st
We understand that not everyone can afford to participate in sports,
so "scholarships" are offered to help with the costs.  Anyone in need
of financial assisstance can contact  the appropriate Club officials
through the email / phone number given below.

U5 & U6:   4 and 5 year olds playing  "Micro" soccer in  3 vs 3 - style, and
taught basic skills, but the main objective is that they have FUN!  Fee:  $20
U7 - U14 - Players must be 6yrs old by August 1st and can NOT be older
than 13 by August 1st. These are our recreational players and they will
play games in Bellevue, Plattsmouth, Murray, and possibly Papillion,
Springfield, and Nebraska City,  (if enough kids sign up to have a team).
Fee: $45
ENSA -  (Eastern Nebraska Soccer Association) -  We are now starting to
have some of our younger age groups play in this league, because it can
be more challenging for the kids. It does require a bigger committment
from the kids and parents because it's possible that games will be played
in Elkhorn or Blair and possibly other outlying communities; and their games
may be on weekday evenings.  ENSA Fee: $55.
For more information, contact Fran Cutler by either email or phone, or 235-3170.

'BIG RED' Baseball Academy in Nehawka

Clear skies, bright sunshine and 72-degrees was perfect weather for baseball and for the sixty-five kids who participated in the BIG RED ACADEMY held at the baseball field last Wednesday in Nehawka.  The kids came in from all over the area...Murray, Nehawka, Plattsmouth, Bellevue, Ralston, Syracuse, Elmwood, Murdock, Eagle, Waverly and Weeping Water.


The 'BIG RED Baseball Academy' was formed by the Cornhusker baseball staff to help young athletes develop a positive mental attitude toward themselves and the game of baseball.  Instruction provides campers with fundamentals, discipline, drill work, and a deep passion for the game.

Coaches Saul Soltero, Curt Ledbetter and Nate Thompson, along with some members of the Husker baseball team, led each day-camp group.




From 9 in the morning, till 3 in the afternoon, the kids had a great time learning some fundamentals about the great game of baseball.  They took only a one-half-hour break for a quick lunch, before getting back to business.


Afterward, the Husker coaches and teammates signed baseballs, tee-shirts and ball caps.


Chase Bauers Receives 2009 Lofte Scholarship

The Lofte Community Theatre has always encouraged its volunteers to continue their education. Each year they award a $250 scholarship to a graduating senior who has served the Lofte in any fashion including acting, ushering or painting set. This year, we're proud to announce that the 2009 winner is Chase Bauers of Louisville.


Chase has has decided to attend Northwest Missouri State and major in secondary education.  He will begin his studies there in August. Throughout his high school career at Louisville High School, Chase was active in both sports and arts activities. He made the honor roll for all four years, received honors as Outstanding Drama Student, lettered in three different sports, and also made ECNC Academic All-Conference. 

Chase's first role on the Lofte stage was at age ten when he appeared as "the boy" in the summer musical "Shenandoah," but his first memories of the Lofte go back much farther than that. Both his mother and father, Larry and Allison Bauers, have been active members of the Lofte for over twenty years.  "My parents are definitely the reason that I got my start in the theater.  I was always out at the Lofte with them from a very young age, and I'm glad for it."  Chase says that his favorite job as a toddler was during set deconstruction.  "I thought it was cool to run around the stage with a magnet picking up stray screws!"  In addition to picking up missing screws, over the years Chase has helped to park cars, paint set, serve concessions and build set.   

With almost eighteen years of Lofte experience and having seen most of the season shows during his life, Chase has a large supply of memorable experiences.  "My favorite show was probably acting 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.'  That whole run was just awesome!  It was an absolute thrill to be a part of that production." 

The Lofte congratulates Chase Bauers for his successful high school career and wishes him the absolute best for his future.

The Lofte Community Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization supported in part by The Cooper Foundation, The Midlands Community Foundation, and the Cass County Visitors Promotion Committee.  The Lofte Community Theatre is dedicated to providing opportunities for area residents of all ages to participate in the creation process and companionship of live theatre in rural Nebraska and to enjoy the social, artistic, and educational benefits of this art form.


Nehawka Angels Tournament Team Takes Home

Ashland Championship Trophy!

The Nehawka Angels tournament baseball team, (12 & Under),  played in Ashland this past weekend and brought home their 2nd trophy of the season.

After the skies opened-up and dumped over an inch and a half of rain on the area Friday night, the fields sure didn't look like they wanted the activity of eight baseball teams on them any time soon.  But in came the Ashland park crew to the rescue!  They took over with shovels, rakes and tractors...(completely disregarding this large sign in between ball fields!)...and had the games ready to roll in record time!


The Angels had a tight Saturday schedule as they faced-off with the Syracuse Rockets for their first game of the day, but came out ahead, 8-2.  They took a different field immediately after that and finished-off their day early with a 16-1 win over 'Ashland 2'.

More rain that night had ground crews scrambling, again on Sunday morning, (below), but regardless of their hard work, games ended up having to be pushed back a couple of hours anyway.  Mother Nature did her part in furnishing a cool breeze and kept the raindrops from falling the rest of the day, so the games could be completed.


Game three of their weekend, found the Angels facing a tough 'Ashland 3' team, but the Angels took over and ended with a 12-8 score.  Winning all three of their games put them in the Championship bracket against a then-yet-to-be determined team.

Below, the Angels warm-up before their last game of the tournament.


After a tailgate picnic, a four-and-a-half hour rest and being on the 'spectator' side of the fence, the Angels took the field for the Championship Game against 'Ashland 1', who had also won all of their games that weekend.   Batting through their entire line-up three times in the top of the fourth inning, the Angels flashed a whopping 24 runs on the scoreboard, next to Ashland's 1, to end the tournament.

A big 'Thank You' goes out to the hospitable Ashland folks who kept the games going, despite the wet weather, and helped to make an enjoyable weekend for everyone!

The Angels are heading off to the 'Springfield Slam' tournament next week for more fun at the ball park!






'Springfield Slam' Baseball Tournament

12-Under Tournament Schedule

*June 12, 13, & 14

Pool 1                                                                   Pool 2
Springfield12’s                                Springfield 11’s

KWAA Cubs                                    Murdock
Nehawka Angels                            Wahoo

Friday,  June 12th
6:30pm Springfield City Park       KWAA Cubs vs. Springfield 12’s

Saturday,  June 13th
9:00am Springfield City Park  Nehawka Angels vs. Springfield 12’s
**12:30pm Springfield City Park Springfield 11’s vs Wahoo
2:30pm Springfield City Park  KWAA Cubs vs Nehawka Angels
4:30pm Springfield City Park  Murdock vs. Wahoo
7:00pm Springfield City Park  Murdock vs. Springfield 11’s

Sunday June 14th

10:00am Springfield City Park  1st seed Pool 1 vs. 2nd seed Pool 2 (Winner advances to Championship game)
12:00pm Springfield City Park  1st seed Pool 2 vs. 2nd seed Pool 1 (Winner advances to Championship game)
2:00pm Springfield City Park  3rd Seed Pool 1 vs. 3rd seed Pool 2
6:30pm Springfield City Park   Championship game

* All game times and fields are subject to change.
** Main Street will be closed from 10am to approximately 11:30am due to our Springfield Days parade.  If you park at Buffalo Park for the 9am game it will allow you to leave during the parade.  City Park and Springfield Elementary parking will be closed off for the parade.

Missoula Children's Theater Auditions at the Lofte

The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley is proud to announce that for the fourth year in a row, they will be hosting the Missoula Children's Theater based out of Missoula, Montana.  The organization uses the performing arts to improve children's social and communication skills as well as create a strong work ethic and improve self-esteem.  Dozens of directors working in two-person teams will travel the country this year and in all, over 60,000 American kids will be able to take to the stage thanks to MCT.  This year, the Missoula Children's Theater will be coming to the Lofte in a little red truck full of props and costumes to perform, "The Pied Piper."

Auditions will be held at the Lofte at 10am on Monday, June 15th.  They are open to all children who will be entering the first through the seventh grade.  The audition process will take two hours.  Parts available for approximately 70 children.  No advance preparation is necesary.  The children should be ready to smile, show energy and have a great time.

Rehearsals will take place for the entire week from 10am-2pm.  Although not all actors will be needed for each session, they should make sure they have a clear schedule for the entire week.  It is important that each child attends all rehearsals required of their role.  Parents should also plan on bringing a sack lunch for their child each day including audition day, June 15, as the first rehearsal will take place immediately following auditions.  There will be two public performances taking place at 3pm and 6pm on Saturday June 20th. 

The Home State Bank in Louisville is sponsoring MCT's entire summer residency tour to the Lofte.  Bank president John Plucknett along with his wife, Lynn will also be hosting the tour directors in their own home.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Plucknett are long-time supporters of the Missoula Children's Theater, having become familiar with it over twenty years ago at their home in Ogallala when their own children were young. 

For more information in regards to "The Pied Piper," Missoula Children's Theater, or the Lofte, please call (402) 234-2553 or visit the Lofte's website,


The Lofte Community Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization supported in part by The Cooper Foundation, The Midlands Community Foundation, and the Cass County Visitors Promotion Committee.  The Lofte Community Theatre is dedicated to providing opportunities for area residents of all ages to participate in the creation process and companionship of live theatre in rural Nebraska and to enjoy the social, artistic, and educational benefits of this art form.

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Please be advised that there was an error in the press release sent to you on 5/18/09.

Sunday matinees at the Lofte Community Theatre for "Over the Tavern," are at 2pm.

The earlier press release stated the performances were at 2:30pm.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Thank you.

Anne Pope
Director, Public Relations
Lofte Community Theatre

Author Kathy Crawford to visit Louisville

Kathy Crawford, author, will be coming to the First Christian Church in Louisville (304 Main Street) on Sunday, June 14, at 7PM.

Kathy will speak about her experience of being a caretaker while her husband was ill from cancer. He was not expected to live, but is cancer-free today.

During her talk she will discuss the joys as well as the hardships of being a caregiver. She will also be available to give advice on all of the red tape one seems to go through will an ill family member.

All of us will be a caregiver at one time or another. This will be a great opportunity to hear from one who has experience in this area and how she made it through.

Kathy just finished two book signings for Barnes and Noble book stores and will have her latest book available that evening.


Buffett Focus of 'EXAME Magazine' Cover Story

EXAME Magazine, Brazil’s most influential business magazine sent a reporter to Omaha last month to cover events related to Berkshire Hathaway’s twenty-ninth annual board meeting.  Warren Buffett is an extremely popular persona in Brazil as noted by the feature cover story of him in EXAME’s May 20 issue.

Side bar comments:
This is a timely article considering the Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s efforts to build business relationships in Brazil. EXAME's special feature on Warren Buffett is sure to enhance the state's strong international business climate by linking Berkshire Hathaway’s historic business and investment knowledge to Omaha and Nebraska.

Highlights from the EXAME article:
More than 35,000 people/shareholders filled the Qwest Center auditorium to hear Warren Buffett respond to the challenges of the financial markets this past year.  A reporter from EXAME arrived early to the Qwest Center—at 5 a.m.—to guarantee a good seat, knowing that there would be such a large crowd of investors arriving from all parts of the U.S. and the world.

Although Warren Buffett had to report a most disappointing year for financial performance, he continued to emphasize the objective to never assume great risks or operate in the short period. It is more important to establish a sound portfolio of products the market really wants to buy—providing earnings over a long period of time. 

Looking outside the U.S. for investment may be a new direction for consideration and, according to people close to Mr. Buffett and long time partner Mr. Charles Munger an investment focus to Brazil may be possible.  Although Buffett claims to not have been in Brazil, he has recently been invited and will make a trip. 

In the meantime, Buffett is strongly connected with a network of banking operations throughout Brazil.  Buffett praises the stability of Brazil’s currency, the Real, and has made strong investments in the currency.  He did indicate that his short-term international plans rely on the soundness of the investment and not simply country-based.

The article cites the strength of…"Omaha—a rich city in the Middle West” having a high wealth-based local concentration of Berkshire Hathaway millionaire investors and the impressive concentration of area fortune 500 businesses.

Nebraska Legislative Wrap-up

First Session of the 101st Legislature Ends Early

The first session of the 101st Legislature was dominated by wildlife trapping, the death penalty and NRD taxing authority. But in-between those debates and mostly behind the scenes, state senators, working in collaboration with Governor Heineman made several policy decisions that will help Nebraska remain at the top of economic development rankings around the country.

LB 164 This flagship development legislation made several changes to the Nebraska Advantage Act. Most notably, the bill extended certain Nebraska Advantage tiers’ sunset dates through 2015. This will give business and industry leaders the piece of mind in knowing that Nebraska is committed to these programs and is serious about growing its economy. 
Other changes within LB 164 include allowing businesses the ability to amend their applications to qualify for another tier if they are unable to achieve the ambitious original thresholds. The bill also stabilizes the investment index, keeping our investment levels more attainable for more years to come. Under LB 164, companies applying under tier 6 now are allowed to use credits against all new employees at the project, among others provisions.
Communities and businesses in rural areas were given an extra boost in LB 164. The Building Entrepreneurial Communities Act (BECA) and Value-added Agriculture (VAA) grant programs were extended until January 1, 2015. The Legislature also refunded these programs with a total of $2 million dollars during the next two years.

LB 316 extended one of the most important development programs the State offered when first signed by the Governor. The Nebraska Advantage Customized Job Training program was extended through 2015, will help companies that are expanding in or relocating to Nebraska with assistance in training what is already considered one of the best workforces in the country. 

LB 555 Another major advancement, this bill doubled the incentive for companies to conduct research and development (R&D) activities in Nebraska if they use state university or college personnel and conduct the R&D on a campus. This will help bring the state's universities and businesses together to develop new products and processes in order to expand our economy.

LB 315 DED’s Travel and Tourism Division will have more funds to promote travel and tourism opportunities. A provision set aside $1 million during the next biennium for a state marketing effort targeting markets outside of Nebraska, which is sure to increase business for Nebraska’s homegrown attractions, resulting in positive economic impact.

When the Legislature concluded its business three days earlier than scheduled, it had made a significant impact on statewide economic development that will reverberate for years to come.  DED thanks the Governor and Legislature for their continued leadership and vision in helping make Nebraska’s economy one of the strongest in the nation. 

Contact Joseph Young at 800-426-6505, 402-471-3783, or

Final 2009 DED Briefing Scheduled for October 22 in Lincoln

DED Focuses on Widespread Economic Issues

Timely information about key issues affecting the state’s development and economy is the focus of DED’s final 2009 briefing scheduled Thursday, October 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. CST in Lincoln.

Briefings are geared to new economic developers and those interested in economic development programs and services. DED staff will talk about key components involved in the state’s economic growth and development, including business and tourism attraction, existing business retention and expansion, housing, community development, and entrepreneurship.

The briefing is free for all interested participants. Lunch will be provided by NPPD.

Register by October 5 by contacting Michelle Millsap toll-free at 800-426-6505, 402-471-3746, or

301 Centennial Mall South | P.O. Box 94666 | Lincoln, NE 68509-4666

Our Mission: To develop economic opportunities by keeping Nebraska businesses,
communities and people competitive.

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Chautaqua Program

“Bright Dreams,Hard Times”
America in the Thirties

June 24-28 • Plattsmouth, NE

Something for Everyone!

• Adult/Children Workshops
• Food/Music
• Historic Homes Tour
• Church Service
• Antique Machinery
• Quilt Show
• Will Rogers
• Franklin Delano Roosevelt
• Zora Neale Hurston
• Huey Long
• Aimee Semple McPherson
Tent shows nightly at Rhylander Park • 402-298-8209
Taking a step back in time to the 1930's, each evening, as historical figures -
FDR, Huey Long, Will Rogers, Aimee Semple McPherson and Zora Neale-Hurston will take the stage to share their bright dreams with the audience.

Also available: Youth Chautauqua Day Camp and performances; 1930’s
Live Radio Show; Dust Bowl Photography Exhibit; and much more!


Mon., Tues., June 22-23
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Youth Chautauqua Camp, “Ride Into History,” Plattsmouth Public Library, 401 Ave. A. Participants: 4th – 8th graders. To register, call 235-2396 or 350-0364.

Wednesday, June 24

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Youth Chautauqua Camp, “Ride Into History,” Plattsmouth Public Library, 401 Ave. A

6:00 p.m.
Plattsmouth Community Band Concert at Caboose Park, First & Main Street.

6:30 p.m. 
“FDR Returns to Plattsmouth.” Come meet the Chautauquans and see the re-enactment of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s visit to Plattsmouth in October, 1936. This will be followed by free watermelon feed, hosted by Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce; Caboose Park, First & Main St.

Thursday, June 25

Daily – Self-guided walking tours of Plattsmouth; brochures at Cass County Museum, 646 Main Street

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
“Dust Bowl” Exhibit, “Iconic Images” Photographs, Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room, 446 Main

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
“Depression Era Quilt Show,”  Seams To Be Quilt Shoppe, 511 Main

10:30 a.m.  
Youth workshop, Wanda Schell, "How Butterflies Were Made,” Ages: Pre-school and Up, Plattsmouth Public Library, 401 Ave. A

12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.
“History of Chautauqua and 1930s in Cass County” Special Displays at the Cass County Museum

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Youth Chautauqua Camp,” Ride Into History,” Plattsmouth Public Library

1:00 p.m. 
Adult Workshop, Doug Watson, “Will Rogers: Film and American Society,” Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room

3 p.m.
Adult Workshop, Fred Krebs, “Huey Long and the State of Innovation.”  Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Food Concessions (Sponsored by Plattsmouth Rotary Club): Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Chips, Popcorn, Beverages.  Rhylander Park, 615 Lincoln Ave. ($)

6:00 p.m.
Local Entertainment: Dust Bowl Musicians, Chautauqua Tent: Rhylander Park

7:00 p.m.
Doug Watson as Will Rogers, Chautauqua Tent: Rhylander Park

7:30 p.m.
An evening with Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Patrick McGinnis), Chautauqua Tent: Rhylander Park

Friday, June 26

Daily – Self-guided walking tours of Plattsmouth; brochures at Cass County Museum, 646 Main Street

8 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Plattsmouth Community Center Open House for Chautauqua Visitors. Take an official tour of the facility and receive one free daily pass to use the fitness center and one free pass to the Twin River Water Park outdoor pool.

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
“Dust Bowl” Exhibit, “Iconic Images” Photographs, Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room, 446 Main

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
“Depression Era Quilt Show,” Seams To Be Quilt Shoppe, 511 Main

10:00 a.m.
Youth workshop, “Dear Eleanor, Dear Michelle,” Ages: 8 and up. Plattsmouth Public Library, 401 Ave. A

10:30 a.m.
Adult Workshop, Fred Krebs, “Crisis and the Role of the Demagogue,” Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room

12:00 p.m.
Lunch with the Scholars. Menu: Salad Luncheon; Plattsmouth Senior Nutritional Center in the Plattsmouth Community Center, 308 So. 18th St. ($)

12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.
“History of Chautauqua and 1930s in Cass County” Special Displays at the Cass County Museum,

1:00-5:30 p.m.
Youth Chautauqua Camp, “Ride Into History,” Plattsmouth Public Library

1 p.m.
Adult Workshop, Patrick McGinnis, “What do Historians Say?” Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room

3 p.m.
Adult Workshop, Tonia Compton, “Radio in the Thirties,” Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Food Concessions (Sponsored by Plattsmouth Lions Club): Depression Burgers, Dust Bowl Dogs, Dream Cake, Hard Chips, Survival Coffee, Thirst-quenching Drinks, Rhylander Park, 615 Lincoln Ave. ($)

6:00 p.m.
“Ride Into History” Youth Chautauqua presentation, Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park

7 p.m.
“Flash Gordon”, 1930’s Radio Show, Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park

7:30 p.m.
An evening with Aimee Semple McPherson (Tonia Compton), Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park

Saturday, June 27

Daily, self-guided walking tours of Plattsmouth; brochures at Cass County Museum, 646 Main Street

8 a.m
Mayor’s Run, Start and Finish at Rhylander Park, 615 Lincoln Ave.
Five mile or two mile run/walk.
Race applications:

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
“Dust Bowl” Exhibit, “Iconic Images” Photographs, “Dear Eleanor, Dear Michelle” Letters, Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room, 446 Main St.

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Midwest Antique Tractor Club Show (Sponsored by the Plattsmouth Optimist Club), Richey Street on the east end of downtown Plattsmouth. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
“Depression Era Quilt Show,” Seams To Be Quilt Shoppe, 511 Main

10:30 a.m.
Adult workshop, Wanda Schell, “Go Gator and Muddy the Water,” Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room

12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.
“History of Chautauqua and 1930s in Cass County” Special Displays at the Cass County Museum

12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
Midwest Antique Auto Club Pre-1940 Car Show in the downtown Main Street area.

12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.
Historic Plattsmouth Homes Tour (Sponsored by the Plattsmouth Conservancy): Step back in time and visit these grand Victorian Queen Anne, Colonial Revival and Charming Bungalow homes. Tickets can be purchased at homes: 414 Ave. B: 520 Ave. F: 423 North 4th: 632 South 8th. ($)

1:00 p.m.
Adult workshop, Patrick McGinnis, “Agriculture Then and Now”, Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Food Concessions (Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus): Hobo Stew, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Brownie Alamode, Drinks. Rhylander Park, 615 Lincoln Ave. ($)

6:30 p.m.
Local Entertainment:  Nebraska City Apple Corps Barbershop Chorus, Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park

7:30 p.m.
An evening with Zora Neale Hurston (Wanda Schell), Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park

Sunday, June 28

Daily – Self-guided walking tours of Plattsmouth; brochures at Cass County Museum, 646 Main Street

10:00 a.m.
Community-Wide Church Service, Worship music by the Dust Bowl Community Chorus Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park, 615 Lincoln Ave.

11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Old-Fashioned Fried Chicken Picnic at Golden Living Center (Plattsmouth Manor), 602 So. 18th St. ($)

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
“Dust Bowl” Exhibit, “Iconic Images” Photographs, “Dear Eleanor, Dear Michelle” Letters, Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room, 446 Main

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
“Depression Era Quilt Show,” Seams To Be Quilt Shoppe, 511 Main

1:00 p.m.
Adult workshop, Tonia Compton, “Floods, FEMA and the Faithful: Religious Organizations Relief Efforts in the Wake of Disasters,” Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room

3 p.m.
Adult workshop, Doug Watson, “Role of Political Satire and Commentary,” Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Food Concessions (Sponsored by the Plattsmouth Kiwanis Club): Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Ice Cream, Soft Drinks.  (Plattsmouth Boy Scouts Troop #399 selling bottled water.) Rhylander Park ($)

6:00 p.m.
Local entertainment, Terry and Jonathan Little, Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park

6:30 p.m.
Crowning of Miss Plattsmouth (Sponsored by Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce). Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park

7:00 p.m.
Doug Watson as Will Rogers, Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park

7:30 p.m.
An evening with Huey Long (Fred Krebs), Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park

Chautauqua Event locations for 2009:
Broken Bow – June 17-21
Plattsmouth – June 24-28

More Information:  Visit or for a full schedule of events.

For a complete schedule of Chautauqua events, locations, and times, contact local coordinators or the Nebraska Humanities Council at (402) 474-2131 ext. 108, or the Kansas-Nebraska Chautauqua website at

Bright Dreams, Hard Times:  America in the Thirties Kansas-Nebraska ChautauquaFact Sheet
Contact: Beth McQueen, Project Director – Kansas-Nebraska Chautauqua, Nebraska Humanities Council, (402) 474-2131 ext. 108 or
Jeanene Wehrbein, Local Project Coordinator, 402-298-8209,

The Bright Dreams, Hard Times: America in the Thirties Chautauqua is a partnership between the Nebraska Humanities Council, Cass County Shallow River Society and the Kansas Humanities Council.  The Chautauqua is made possible by We the People, a grant initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities and funded, in part by Cass County Tourism.

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