Louisville Wednesday Newsletter - July 16, 2014
4-H CITIZENSHIP WASHINGTON FOCUS 2014
“Better Citizenship Today, Better Leaders Tomorrow” was the theme of the 2014 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus Conference. Attending the week long conference in June at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland were 44 4-H’ers from Cass, Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee and Richardson counties, two sponsors, and two UNL extension educators, stated Sarah Purcell, Extension Educator.
During this conference, the 4-H’ers toured Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area. Stops included: the U.S. Capitol, White House, Supreme Court, National Archives, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Library of Congress, Washington National Cathedral, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, plus the Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., WWII, Korean, and Vietnam Memorials.
The 4-H’ers attended the Nebraska Breakfast with Nebraska’s Congressional delegation addressing the 4-H’ers and other Nebraska residents in the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Government processes were learned back at the National 4-H Center through mock legislation and various workshops.
A highlight of the week was the Twilight Tattoo, a military pageant that features Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment unit wearing Army uniforms of the past and
present. A portion of the show is dedicated to providing a fast-paced travel through
Army history, from Revolutionary times to the Army’s involvement in current military operations.
4-H’ers flew first to New York City, where they enjoyed The Lion King Broadway musical, the Empire State Building, and Central Park. They traveled to D.C. via bus and toured Gettysburg National Military Park in route.
Cass, Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, and Richardson county 4-H’ers visited with Senator Deb Fischer and Congressmen Jeff Fortenberry, Adrian Smith, and Lee Terry following the Nebraska Breakfast in the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Cass County 4-H’ers are: Ashtyn Cooper, Emily Downs, Lauren Downs, Claire Habrock, Megan Hawks, Justin Hennessy, Natalie Knott, Jenna Meyer, Josh Meyer, Megan Murdoch, Savannah Schafer, and Emily Zakaras.
Johnson County 4-H’ers are: Kaycee Bartels, Erika Eckhardt, Marah Hestermann, Sara Kettelhake, Micah Scholl, and Lindsay Weber.
Nemaha County 4-H’ers are: Kataleena Helmick and Samantha Teten.
Otoe County 4-H’ers are: Ross Bartels, Sarah Damme, Keaton Kleespies, Vanessa Knutson, Carlie Kosiba, Eddie Li, Allison Mead, Grant Moles, Samantha Parde, Riley Porter, Michael Purcell, Jordan Shanks, John Stubbendick, Garret Talcott, Ethan Wallman, and Alice Wentz.
Pawnee County 4-H’ers are: Melissa Bausch, Hannah Davis, Carly Hunzeker, Joslyn Sharpe, and Brooke Wehrbein.
Richardson County 4-H’ers are: Lindsay Duerfeldt, Eli Herr, and Jade Hill.
Sponsors were Stacey Duerfeldt, Falls City and Chuck Porter, Unadilla. Kaytlyn Kennedy, Richardson County and Sarah Purcell, Otoe County, were the Extension staff who coordinated the C.W.F. experience for the 4-H’ers.
Register that '67 Cougar!
~ Only a couple of weeks left to register for Louisville's Annual Event ~
Louisville Public Library Edible Book Festival
Let’s have some fun!
What: Create an Edible book simply by creating something edible that is some- how book-related. Think book titles, characters, plots, literary figures, puns on book titles, etc. For inspiration check out Pinterest.com “Edible Books”.
Who: Participation is open to anyone! Anyone can enter or just stop by and enjoy the Edible Books Festival! Vote for your favorite in each of the categories and age groups.
When: the Last Hot Sunday in July
Where: Louisville Public Library * 217 Main Street * Louisville, NE.
Register by July 19th. Registration forms are at the library.
The American Red Cross calls on eligible donors with all blood types to help maintain a sufficient blood supply this summer
OMAHA, Neb. (July 15, 2014) — The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage.
During the summer months, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed to meet the needs of patients. Vacations and summer activities are among the reasons regular donors may not find the time to give. But, patients don’t get a vacation from needing blood – the need is constant.
As a national network, the Red Cross has a unique responsibility to help ensure blood is available for patients whenever and wherever it is needed. By donating blood or platelets through the Red Cross, donors may be helping patients in their community or patients across the nation.
Red blood cells have a shelf life of only 42 days and platelets just five days, so they must constantly be replenished.
To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
Aug. 9 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Louisville High School, 202 W. Third St. in Louisville
Aug. 10 from noon to 4:15 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 16220 Highway 75 in Plattsmouth
Aug. 11 from 1 - 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 623 House St. in Avoca
Immanuel Lutheran Vacation Bible School - July 13-18, 2014
Join us for a fun-filled week of stories, songs, and worship as we learn about the Lord's Prayer.
Sunday, July 13: 4:30-6:00pm VBS Picnic
Monday, July 14 -Thursday, July 17:
5:30pm-6:00pm VBS Supper
We especially hope that the classified ads will be used to post Jobs, look for positions, and post special events, birthdays, church events and Garage Sales.
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