Louisville Student Wins
Student of the Year
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Gray Wins KPTM-Runza Award (5-6-09)
Kelsey Gray is named the female KPTM-Runza Student-Athlete
of the Year on the Wednesday sportscast at 9:00 p.m. on Fox 42. Kelsey was honored
with the weekly award on March 18, setting up her candidacy for the annual
honor, which is based on scholarship as well as athletic achievements.
Abbott and Kelsey Gray were named as the Outstanding Senior Athletes
at the Sports Award Recogniton Night.
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A Louisville Main Street
Someone will be the Proud Owner of a New
LHS Class of 2009 Graduation
Saturday 5/9 at 3PM
Look for Photographs Next Wednesday in the Community Newsletter
Big Spring Festival Next Week!
Deadline For the Parade Registration is Friday!
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
encourage participation by businesses
as well as churches, schools,
civic and private groups
We love to see imaginative floats but
welcome vehicles and walkers.
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
Bring your family and make a day of it in Downtown Louisville
Louisville Postmaster Delivers
Nathan Lloyd Gifford was born on Easter Sunday April, 11, 2009 at 9:13
Nathan weighed in at a whooping 9 lbs. 7.8 oz. and 22 1/2 inches long!
Mommy and Nathan are both doing well and enjoying our "bonding" time.
Congratulations Allison and Family!!
From the Office of
Senator Dave Pankonin
For Immediate Release: A New Colleague's Proposal
May 1, 2009, Lincoln—
LB 396, to create the Medical Home Pilot Program Act, was introduced
and designated as a priority bill by freshman Senator Mike Gloor of
Grand Island. Senator Gloor is a retired hospital administrator, who
serves with me on the Health and Human Services Committee. I respect
my new colleague and appreciate the expertise that he brings to the
Committee and the Legislature. I voted with all of the members of the
Health and Human Services Committee to advance LB 396 for floor
As defined in LB 396, a
medical home is a location, usually a clinic or physician’s
office, where a patient can build a relationship with a primary care
provider, who uses a holistic approach to coordinating health care
for the patient. This approach is expected to include guidance and
education to enable the patient to manage some of their health care
needs. LB 396 creates a pilot program using family physicians as
medical homes for Medicaid patients. This model has saved money, and
provided better and more accessible health care in similar programs
across the country. Medical home doctors are likely to provide care
that our parents or grandparents would have recognized. For example,
they may call patients to remind them to take medication or perform
routine health tests at home. They may have flexible office hours,
and they might make house calls.
LB 396 requires the
state’s Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care to design and
implement a medical home pilot program in one or more geographic
regions of the state by January 1, 2012. The Division must establish
reimbursement policies and use incentives to encourage both
physicians and patients to participate in the new program. By June 1,
2014, the Division will evaluate the success of the pilot program,
and report the results to the governor and the Health and Human
Services Committee. The report must include an evaluation of health
care outcomes and cost savings, and recommendations for improving,
continuing, expanding or ending the program.
The Medical Home Pilot
Program Act includes the creation of an advisory council to be
appointed by the governor. The council will have seven voting
members, and the chairman or another member of the Health and Human
Services Committee will serve as a nonvoting member of the council.
The voting members will include doctors who are family practice
physicians, pediatricians, and internists, and a representative from
a licensed hospital in Nebraska. The advisory council will guide and
assist the Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care in the design and
implementation of the pilot program, and promote the use of the best
health care practices to ensure that eligible patients can access
medical homes under this program.
During its public
hearing, LB 396 received strong support from doctors, and hospital
and pharmaceutical representatives. A proponent from Nebraska
Advocacy Services pointed out that establishing medical homes for
Medicaid recipients and using a comprehensive care approach have been
shown, in other states, to lower costs by increasing the use of
preventative care, especially for people with chronic health
conditions, while also improving the quality of their care.
Last month LB 396 was
passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor. It will become
law in September.
I appreciate the opportunity
you have given me to represent District 2 in the Nebraska Legislature.
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Something Brand New in Plattsmouth!
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Six Cass County Churches got together at Marvin
and Ramona Ohlerking's farm to cut and plant 1/2 mile of potatoes to
give to those in need in the Fall.
Clergy and congregation members from the Elmwood Christian Disciples of Christ and United Methodist churches,
The Weeping Water Christian Church Disciples of Christ as well ans the
United Methodist and Christian Disciples of Christ churches in
Louisville took part in the planting project
As clergy, we are hoping this idea catches on
and more churches and their congregations will becme involved . We are
prayerful and hopeful that next year we will be able to add at least
one more item to the crop.
In the Fall, we will give bags of potatoes along
with simple recipes to those in need during these hard economic times.
Pastor Cathy Stander, DOC.
The "Potato Project" was born in a Cass County Ministerial Association meeting here in Louisville.
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The senses see only the action of the creatures;
but faith sees in everything the action of God
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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.
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
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From the Editor
The Green Buzz
Life is Good when you are Mowing the Lawn
This past weekend was wonderful!
It stopped raining long enough to get the mower out,
and I saw people smiling. The scent of fresh cut grass, the green glow of neat, and trim landscape, the satisfaction of a finite task with a beginning, and an end - being able to say, Done!
There must have been 15 guys out, all mowing their lawns Saturday. It sounded like a huge hive of mower-bees buzzing down the slopes.
We were invited to go to Holy First Communion Mass on Sunday, and that is always remarkable. All these kids, fresh and new like todays minted pennies. Fresh faces, new souls.
The girls are all on one side of the church, and the boys on the other. Tubbed, scrubbed, and on their best behavior
I was noticing one little angelic girl in her beautiful white dress and veil, looking around the church, eyes wide like golf balls. Mouth slightly open in an expression of sheer stunned wonder, awe and solemn profound amazement.
I wondered if this was in fact the effect of the Holy Spirit Descending upon her, and then I noticed she was poking the girl next to her, and gesturing across the church, like a circus barker. Hmmm..
I Suddenly flashed back about 50 years remembering my own first Communion...
I can remember seeing them passing the collection basket for the offering, dollar bills, fives and tens, everywhere and it dawned on me, that must be for us!!
I mean, it makes sense! Here we all are all dressed up really nice, sitting here together in the front of the Church, everybody admiring us and noticing us. I have never done this before, they must have forgot to tell us! That basket is obviously for us to split! I put my mind to the problem of dividing up the loot, who gets how much? Who decides? Hmmm.. I wonder... - (Whack!!)
About that point I gotta bop on the head, and was told to pay attention.Well, no Communion Loot basket for me.
Well, it worked out okay!
Life is pretty darn good, I got a working mower now, and I probably would have lost all that First Communion Loot in AIG Stock anyways..
Hey, maybe the loot's in Heaven!
Having Fun and Congratulating our Class of 2009 South of the River