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Get Your Parade Float Ready

You don't need a reason to be in the parade, you just need a pulse to be part of this celebration we call, life in Louisville Nebraska, USA - So Come Join Us!

 
Louisville's B.U.I.L.D. GROUP (Businesses United In Louisville's Development) would like to invite you to join us in our Annual Spring Parade-one of the largest in the area
 
Date: Saturday, May 16th
 
Time: 1:00 PM - Line up at Noon on Cherry St
 
We encourage participation by businesses
as well as churches, schools, civic and private groups
 
We love to see imaginative floats but
welcome vehicles and walkers.
Entry forms can be found at  "louisvillenebraska.com"
under Events Click Here
 
Deadline for entries is Friday, May 8th
For questions call Dee 402-234-7705 or Nancy 402-670-9016
Along with the parade we will have entertainment on Main Street, food vendors and an art fair from 10:00 - 5:00 - an "Air Your Art In Louisville" event
 
Our businesses will be open for shopping and restaurants
invite you to stop in for a bite to eat
 
Louisville Art Gallery will host its annual Thrown & Blown....artists, glass blowers, pottery and jewelry makers will have demonstrations and goods for sale Saturday and Sunday.
Bring your family and make a day of it in Downtown Louisville
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Collection Day
 
 
Saturday
 
 
May 2nd, 2009
 
7AM - 10AM 
City Maintenance Yard
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Friday May 1st 8:00 – 5:00
Saturday May 2nd 8:00 – 1:00

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  The Old School Building

Between Maple and Vine

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  On June 6, 1956, much of the Old School building was destroyed by a devastating fire. As we approach the Alumni Banquet, visit the site and read about Louisville's Heritage 50 Years ago - Click Here

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Helen Hauschild February 16, 1919 - April 23rd, 2009

Helen was born February 16, 1919, in Memphis, Nebraska, to Alva and Ethel (Ramsey) Ziegenbein. She left us peacefully, Thursday, April 23, 2009, at the Golden Living Center, in Nebraska City, Nebraska, at the age of 90 years, 2 months, and 7 days.
Helen married Irvin Hauschild, on October 18, 1937, in Seward, Nebraska, and to this union they had 5 children, Freddi, Kenny, Lois, Billy, and Betty. She graduated from Ashland High School, in 1936, and was a member of the Center Extension Club, 4-H Leader, member of the Busy Bee's, Neighborhood Exension Club, in Ashland, NE ladies Aid, member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, in Weeping Water, NE.

Helen is survived by her husband Irvin, of Nebraska City, Nebraska, children Kenny & Gladys Hauschild, of Nehawka, NE, Lois & Vern McCrory, of Lincoln, NE, Billy & Cheryl Hauschild, of Weeping Water, NE, Betty & Bill Neumeister, of Weeping Water, NE, 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren, sister Fern Hauschild, of Ashland, NE, 2 sisters-in-law, Margaret Otto, of Ceresco, NE, and Alvera Ziegenbein, of Wahoo, NE, also survived by many neices, nephews, and cousins.

Helen is preceded in death by her infant son Freddi, parents Alva & Ethel Ziegenbein, brothers Don & Lawrence Ziegenbein, and several sister-in-laws & brother-in-laws Funeral Services will be Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Louisville, NE, Lunch, and then burial at Oakwood Cemetery, in Weeping Water, NE at 2:30 P.M., Tuesday, April 28, 2009.

Visitation will be Sunday from 12 noon until 9 P.M., and Monday from 9 A.M. until 9 P.M., the casket will be open one hour before services at the Church.

Family suggest memorials in Lieu of Flowers to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, of Weeping Water, NE, or Weeping Water Rescue Squad.

Fusselman Wymore Funeral Home, 108 North Elm, Weeping Water, NE 267-2485

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From the Office of 
Senator Dave Pankonin
For Immediate Release: Lending Support

April 24, 2009, Lincoln— In addition to the nine bills I personally introduced this year, I added my name as co-introducer to 15 other bills. By “signing-on” to a bill that is introduced by another senator, a co-introducer makes it known that he or she supports the bill. Sometimes the co-introducer initiates the gesture of adding his or her name to the bill. In other instances the bill’s primary introducer seeks support from co-introducers to demonstrate the bill’s strength, even before it has a public hearing or is scheduled for floor debate. One of the bills I co-introduced this year was LB 489 by Senator Kate Sullivan. This bill would adopt the Area Health Education Centers Act. LB 489 is Senator Sullivan’s 2009 priority bill. It was advanced this week to the final round of debate. 

The Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) program was developed by Congress in 1971 to recruit, train and retain a health care workforce to address the needs of underserved populations. The AHEC program, with more than 200 Centers, operates in almost every state. The strength of the program is its ability to creatively adapt national initiatives to address local or regional health care issues. In each state that is served, federal funding flows through medical schools to the individual AHECs. 

The state of Nebraska is served by five Centers, which are 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations governed by local boards of directors. The Centers in Nebraska were created between 2001 and 2005. In Legislative District 2, Sarpy County is served by the Omaha Urban AHEC, and the Southeast Nebraska AHEC covers Cass and Otoe Counties. Nebraska’s AHECs have cooperative agreements with the University of Nebraska Medical Center. 

LB 489 would recognize Area Health Education Centers in statute as a resource for connecting Nebraska students to health careers, health professionals to communities and communities to better health. In this state there are significant gaps between the health care workforce demand and the actual supply of providers, especially in underserved and rural areas. The current situation is becoming more acute, because we have an aging workforce, high turnover, low pay and few advancement opportunities. 

To this point the Area Health Education Centers have been funded through local, private and federal sources. Federal monies account for the largest percentage of the funding, but the payments arrive on a staggered schedule based on when the Centers were started. Under the current funding plan, all of the AHECs must complete the initial six year federal funding cycle before any of the Centers would be eligible to receive additional federal funding. LB 489 would provide enough state funding to sustain all of the AHECs until federal funding can be renewed. 

The Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee, on which I serve, offered an amendment to LB 489 to require the AHECs to conduct annual evaluations, and report the findings to the governor and the Legislature. The bill will sunset at the end of the 2013-2014 fiscal year. This target date will enable the Health and Human Services and Appropriations Committees to make sound recommendations about continued funding for the AHECs. 

The Area Health Education Centers play a vital role in enhancing access to quality health care in underserved and rural areas of our state. I am pleased to support LB 489 and the work that is performed by the dedicated AHEC staff and directors. 

I appreciate the opportunity you have given me to represent District 2 in the Nebraska Legislature.

      We welcome your contacts by mail, phone or email.

Senator Dave Pankonin

      State Capitol

      PO Box 94604

      Lincoln, NE 68509

      (402) 471-2613

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Lofte Community Theatre
P.O. Box 62
Manley,  NE  68403
(402)234-2553
 
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Auditions at Lofte Theatre
 
The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley will be holding auditions for its summer musical, "Crazy For You" on Sunday, May 10th and Monday, May 11th at 7:00PM.  The production will run weekends between July 17 and August 2. 
 
First premiering in 1992, "Crazy For You" is considered to be "the new Gershwin musical." The script is loosely based off of the 1930 show, "Girl Crazy" and the score is made up of Gershwin tunes from the era including, "I Got Rhythm," and "Someone to Watch Over Me." 
 
Those interested in auditioning should bring a prepared piece of music and expect cold readings from the script.  Specifics on vocal ranges and available parts can be found on the theater's website, www.Lofte.com.  Questions regarding the show or the audition process may be sent to Artistic Director Kevin Colbert at LofteDirector@Lofte.com.
 
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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For Immediate Release from OPPD

For Additional Information: Mike Jones, 402-636-3749; Jeff Hanson, 402-636-3755

OPPD Teams With Cass County Communities on Trees  

        Cass County community groups and organizations are among the winners of the Omaha Public Power District’s tree planting project sponsorships. Cass County winners are the Weeping Water 4-H Whiz Kids and the Beaver Lake Association. OPPD annually sponsors a limited number of projects throughout the district’s 13-county service territory as part of its Tree Promotion Program.

          The District has spent about a million dollars on the program since its inception in 1990 and finds it helps educate on how trees and power lines can co-exist . The projects must promote energy efficiency and/or beautification, must be located on public property and cannot exceed $2,500.

          The Arbor Day Foundation has recognized OPPD as a Tree Line USA utility. That program promotes efforts to combine reliable electric service with healthy trees in our cities and villages.

          At a special ceremony marking Arbor Day today, OPPD representatives handed recipients certificates noting the award of their grants.

          The following received 2009 Tree Promotion Program grants:

 

Weeping Water 4-H Whiz Kids

 

Beaver Lake Association, Beaver Lake

 

Gretna High School, Gretna

 

GFWC Papillion Junior Woman's Club

Bellevue Rod & Gun Club, Bellevue

 

Nebraska Christian College, Papillion

 

Hogan's Junior Golf Heroes-

The First Tee Omaha

 

Fourth Grade Foresters USA, Lincoln

 

City Sprouts, Inc

 

All Our Kids, Inc

 

Duchesne Academy

 

Bryan Middle School

 

Babe Gomez Heritage Elementary

 

Holy Ghost School & Men's Club

 

Westside Community Schools/Swanson Elementary Community Club

 

American Legion Auxiliary #58, Valley

 

Joslyn Castle Trust

 

Pro Sanctity Youth Retreat Center

& Camp Fun & Faith

 

Metcalfe-Harrison Neighborhood Assoc.

 

RePlant Woodcliff, Woodcliff Lakes

      

Metro Omaha Builders Association

 

Metropolitan Community College

 

Washington Co (Court House), Blair

 

Greater Omaha Chamber Foundation

 

Prospect Hill Cemetery Historical Site Development

 

Midtown Neighborhood Alliance

 

Grace University

 

City of Fort Calhoun Parks

 

Village of Cook

 

Neighborhood Action & Fact Assoc. of Omaha(NAFA)

 

Fire Ridge Home Owners Association, Inc

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World-Class Entertainers at the Lofte
 
What do you get when you cross world-class juggling talent with family friendly comedy? The answer is, the Gizmo Guys!

Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences around the world. The Gizmo Guys have strutted their stuff in places as diverse as Saudi Arabia and Japan and have taught juggling at the renowned French and Canadian National Circus Schools.  But, what makes their act so appealing is their combination of technique and infectious humor. The Gizmo Guys' rapid-fire act inspires sidesplitting laughter in audience members of all ages.

The Gizmo Guys are based out of New York City, but have visited Nebraska several times in the past. Most recently they performed at Lincoln's Lied Center for the Performing Arts in 2007 and treated a sell-out crowd to their special brand of family entertainment

The Gizmo Guys will be performing at the Lofte on Friday, May 8th at 7:00pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under. Their show generally runs about an hour.

Everyone from age 0-100 is encouraged to join us for this fun-filled evening. Bring the kids. Bring Grandma and Grandpa. The whole family will have fond memories of this one!
 
The Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker will perform for one night only at the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley on Friday, May 8th.
 
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 isdedicated 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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1) Select a lot in our new Subdivision, 2) drive down and check it out,
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From the Editor
The Hardware Expansion
Larry and Maureen get Larger
 
Clueless John in Hardware Land
 
 
 
There is a Method to the Madness
Look at the mess, this shed has storm damage...
 
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  Look at this Old Nasty, Lawn Tractor..
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What we have here, are obvious signs of Hardware Store Dependance
It starts, slow, a hammer, and a Tiki Lamp and soon you are hooked!
 
  Obvious, Hardware Dependence has set in!
 
Stop in and tell Larry how good Larry looks on video,
Maureen will be envious!
 
 
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