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The Conestoga One Act "Medea" placed third at District contest. The performance ran seconds over the time limit, dropping it one final placing. Those who had s...een the play multiple times this year agreed it was the most dramatic, moving performance of the year. Thanks to cast, crew and directors!


Can you think of a special person in your life who helped shape you?  Someone who believed in you, and helped you to see the awesome person you are? That person was a mentor.  Be that special person to a student at Conestoga.  The Conestoga TeamMates Mentoring program is looking for caring, adult mentors who can meet with a student for one hour a week at school.  A mentor training and informational session will be held at the Conestoga Elementary School cafeteria on Tuesday, September 26 from 6-8pm.  Anyone interested in TeamMates is welcome to attend.  For more information, or to apply online to be a mentor, visit or email our TeamMates coordinator, Deb Leffler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .




What's happening in Nehawka

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Come on in.... Daily Specials... Great service... Awesome Food!


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50 years Family owned!!!

Not just a "bank"!  This is the support of our community!


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 God Bless our volunteers!  Thank you for doing what you do to keep us safe!


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Slattery Vintage Estates


Its that time..............
French Onion Soup is now available!


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Entree choices:

Pan seared chicken breast with cheese tortellini, roasted red pepper & spinach Alfredo


Shellfish cakes with cheesy grits & creole ratatouille


Pork loin roulade with apples and caramelized onion, creamy smashed potatoes & petite green beans



Come share a meal with friends on Friday, December 8th!

Course 1: Silent Night Salad
Mixed Greens | dried cranberries | red onion | toasted pecans | cinnamon cranberry chèvre | Cherry balsamic vinaigrette

Course 2: Creamy Red Pepper Soup
Roasted red peppers | pesto crema | crispy onion

Course 3: Beef Wellington
Beef tenderloin | mushroom duxelles | puff pastry | truffled smashed potatoes | bacon citrus Brussels sprouts

Course 4: Candy Cane Creme Brûlée
Peppermint custard | caramelized turbinado sugar | chantilly cream

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Local Specials & Sales



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What's happening out and about.......

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The next Food Distribution - 16 December 2017


Schoolhouse Performance Series

in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse
504 Garfield St., Avoca, Nebraska

presenting musical and theatrical performances for over 25 years
all shows are informal, and suitable for the whole family
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Holiday party 2017

Fruit vine event




December 9 - Christmas Show for Young Musicians


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2017 No Limits Southeast Regional Training

Big Tobacco has a long history of deceiving the public, hiding the truth and targeting youth with its marketing. It’s time to do something about that. Through peer-to-peer education and youth empowerment, No Limits is giving youth like you the know-how, skills and resources to take a stand against Big Tobacco. We envision a smoke-free world in which youth have the power to be the first tobacco-free generation. Unite with other youth from your area and learn how to fight back against Big Tobacco in your community using new resources such as Taking Down Tobacco. Let’s take a stand so everyone can “Breathe Easy”.

Here’s a quick summary: When: Saturday, December 16

Where: Firespring (1201 Infinity Court, Lincoln, NE)

Cost: FREE (We will even pick you up)

We’re looking for Nebraska youth who:

▪ Are 12–17 years old in grades 7–12.

▪ Want to find out the truth behind Big Tobacco’s lies.

▪ Are willing to take action against tobacco in their community and state.


No Limits tries to provide transportation to and from the regional training at no cost to participants. Our buses will be making several stops across the state.

Contact No Limits if you’re having difficulties with transportation.

Youth attending from Lincoln please meet at 1201 Infinity Court by 9:00 a.m.

Application Checklist: q Fill out the application completely. Be sure to answer the essay questions on the last page!

Submit your application by Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

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All applications must be received by Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

Acceptance announcements and transportation schedules will be EMAILED by Monday, December 11, 2017


Job Opportunities




Job Openings at Nebraska Masonic Home

-IMMEDIATE JOB OPENINGS . . . FT Night RN (3, 12-hr Shifts weekly & every other weekend), PT Night RN, FT Evening CNA’s, Weekends Only CNA’s all shifts; PT Dietary Assistants (1-8:30pm). FT Float Cook. Free Single Coverage Medical, Dental, Vision; PayFlex; 401K Plan; Educational Assistance.  Competitive Wages & Superior Working Environment. Apply in person at 1300 Avenue D, Plattsmouth, NE or call (402) 296-7300 for more information. for application – then hand deliver or mail. **Must pass pre-employment physical, drug test, and background checks.  **EOE**  APPLY NOW



Recipe of the week...

Snowball Cookies

snowball cookies


  • 1 cup (8oz/250g) butter, room temperature
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (10oz/300g) all purpose flour
  • 2 cups (8oz/240g) pecans (ground or very finely chopped)
  • 1½ cups (6oz/180g) confectioners’ sugar
  1. Using a large whisk or and electric mixer cream together butter and sugar. Beat in the vanilla and salt.
  2. Gradually add flour beating after each addition. Stir in the nuts; mix until fully incorporated.
  3. Divide dough in half and refrigerate in plastic food wrap for approximately 45 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, arrange oven rack in middle of oven and preheat to 35oºF (180oC) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
  5. Place confectioners’ sugar in a small bowl, set aside.
  6. After chilling roll the dough between palms of hands to achieve a small rounded ball 1 inch ball.
  7. Place dough balls 1½ inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
  8. Bake in preheated oven until the cookies are just beginning to brown for 14 minutes. Do not overbake. The underside of the cookies should be only lightly browned. And the cookies should not crack.
  9. Cool cookies on baking sheets for approximately 5 minutes. Remove cookies from baking sheets using a metal cookie spatula. While cookies are still warm, gently roll them in the confectioners’ sugar.
  10. Place the sugar-coated cookies on wire racks to cool completely. Once cooled roll cookies in the confectioners’ sugar for a second time.
  11. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.


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