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Give Blood, Get Fireworks and Dance!!


Louisville Fireworks Stand

The fireworks stand will be open

June 25th through July 4th

every day from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m

Buy your fireworks here to benefit Louisville!

Some of the proceeds go to support B.U.I.L.D. (local events such as The Last Hot Sunday in July and Ringing in the Season). The Jr. Parents are doing the night security as a fundraiser. The Boy Scouts are also helping out by working the stand on the 4th of July and helping with tear down. The Class of 2015 is helping with set up. A lot of work goes into running the stand, but a lot of groups get the benefits.

Thanks for your support!
Anyone that wants to volunteer to work at the fireworks stand are encouraged to call Dee at 402-850-9552.


Upcoming Louisville Blood Drive:

 Louisville Senior Center,

Saturday, June 25,

6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Call Donna Harris at 234-2007





June 25th

Lunch for our Next Door Neighbors Special Only $8.00
Feed Your Soul-Recharge!
Call your friends, coworkers, sisters and all the special women in your life!
Make it a day to remember.
Dress Up, Dance and Dine
Lunch includes gourmet sandwich, salad, dessert and tea that promises to make you live a long and fun life.
Call 402-234-2669 for reservations now! 











Job Opportunity

Position:  Director of Classic Car Collection - Kearney, Nebraska

Seeking a strong people person with ability to lead a team of staff and develop  & execute marketing / communications / advertising  programs.  Must have knowledge of classic automobiles. Capable of handling a complex workload.  May require some public speaking, evening and weekend work.

Application deadline:  July 6, 2011

Send resume with three references to:  Classic Car Collection Selection Committee, PO Box 607, Kearney, NE 68848.






Each year the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley awards a scholarship to a graduating senior who plans to further their education.  This year's scholarship winner is Katie Schmitt of Murdock.
Katie first came to the Lofte after seeing her cousin Courtney Meyer (a past Lofte scholarship winner) at the old barn in the musical production, "Bye Bye Birdie."  "It looked like she was having such a great time and I knew that I wanted to be in a Lofte show someday," says Katie.
In 2008 Katie got a role in "The Sound of Music."  "I loved how everyone in the production became such great friends; almost like family.  One of my funniest memories is from that show.  One day the kids were singing 'Do-Re-Mi' and Millard Carnes said, 'Oh!  It's Tea with Jam and Bread?  I always thought it was Tea with Jan and Fred!'"
Katie's advice to people thinking of coming and volunteering at the Lofte, "I would tell them go for it. Being part of the Lofte is more than just putting on a play, it's making a summer full of memories that will last a lifetime. It is a lot of work, don't get me wrong, but in the end it's totally worth it. By the end of your first show you'll see that you've grown. You've grown in your respect for theater, you've grown in your talents and abilities, your friendships have grown, and you yourself have grown in maturity and knowing who you are." 
Katie currently lives in Murdock with mom, dad and one sister.  She will be attending Grace University in Omaha this fall and majoring in Worship Arts and Biblical Studies.  This summer she is also looking forward to going to Orlando and attending the National FBLA Conference.  You'll also be able to see her and her sister in this summer's musical production, "Annie."
The Lofte congratulates Katie Schmitt on all of her accomplishments and wishes her good luck for her future.  We consider ourselves so lucky to be associated with the young stars who are the leaders of tomorrow.  
Pictured on Attachment:  Katie Schmitt

Otoe County Program

The Otoe County Genealogical Society's July 14th meeting will feature a program on "Google Earth for Genealogy."  This webinar is presented by Lisa Louise Cooke, and includes information on how to utilize 'Google Earth' and its historical map collection to assist a researcher in locating their family's ancestral homestead or place of residence.  It will be held at the Morton-James Public Library at 923 First Corso in Nebraska City.  Guests will also be able to utilize the library's media center computers for practical application of the material being taught as well.  So if you'd like to learn how to use 'Google Earth' to help you in your research, or just want to learn more about the software itself, please come join us on July 14th at 7:00pm.

Thanks so much,

Curtis Wolbert

President/Otoe County Genealogical Society


click here for virtual tour

Call 402-234-2345


Computer Classes

At Plattsmouth Public Library

Thursday, June 23, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Using the Internet Wisely – Learn how to improve your search results, evaluate web sites, and keep your computer and personal information safe. Thursday, June 30, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Word Processing – Learn how to edit a word document, from basics to using spelling helps, bullet points, and inserting and editing pictures and clip art. We will be editing a sample personal letter. Thursday, July 7, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Intermediate Email – Practice sending attachments, adding people to your contact list, and creating new folders; discover settings that help your email work better for you.

Thursday, July 14, 9:00 - 11:00 am

Excel Spreadsheets – Learn how to create spreadsheets for your address book, inventories, or simple bookkeeping or banking. Thursday, July 21, 9:00 - 11:00 am

To register or for additional dates and times, contact the library at 402-296-4154.

See what your library has to offer!

Plattsmouth Public Library

401 Avenue A

Plattsmouth, NE 68048


















Art Chicks is adding FREE painting parties throughout the summer! 
Stop in, bring your supplies and paint.  Acrylics, oils-whatever. 
Bring snacks or drinks or just show up!  No stress.  No fuss

June 23 Thursday 5:30 -8
July 7  Thursday5:30 -8
July 12  Tuesday 5:30 -8
July 19 Tuesday  5:30 -8
July 26 Tuesday  5:30 -8
August 1 Monday 5:30 -8
August 9 Tuesday 5:30 -8
August 20 Saturday 1-4
August 30 Tuesday 5:30 -8

Art Chicks is also looking for great artists and whimsical crafters! 
We take consignment art and unique gifts so give us a call and we can give you the scoop.  
We love to feature our amazing local talent. 
Call Jeanne at 234-2669.

Art Chicks is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for lunch at 11:30 and 1:00 with reservations.  Book your special occassion any day and time for weddings, showers, parties, clubs and meetings.

Check the new website: http://www.LouisvilleArtChicks.com



Dear Louisvillians, 
Though this doesn't necessarily impact Louisville, I felt inclined to include an update in this week's newsletter.  In light of severe weather, flooding and other Mother Nature concerns, it was nice to get an update about the family who was affected by the tornado in Oklahoma.  If you recall, I mentioned the family who was hit while the father/husband was out on harvest a couple of weeks ago.   Jamie (Zeorian) Hermesch, local Louisville resident, passed along this little tidbit of information that I found refreshing and hopeful.  She wanted to express her thanks to those who helped.  Read below the words that Jamie passed along to me.   

Thanks to all of you who donated to the Hamil Family Tornado Relief fund, a check was delivered to Hank today in the amount of $20,920. And, being a typical harvester, he was in the field cutting wheat when it was delivered. He was VERY thankful for what the organization has done for him and his family. Cathleen was getting released from the hospital for the 2nd time this evening. She developed an infection in one of the injuries to her head and had to have more surgery. Catherine is continuing to heal but will have to remain in a wheelchair for 4 weeks.

I hope all is well in your worlds, Louisvillians. 
Enjoy your summer!  Can you believe that it's officially began..as of June 21?  Read above for many activities and events here and in the surrounding communities!
Your Editor,

P.S.  There are fliers and events galore in our town and the surrounding communities nearby!  Take  a moment to read above to find out the latest happenings!  Enjoy your summer and find some time to do the things you truly love!
I just wanted to remind all of you that you are welcome to submit articles to the Louisville Newsletter. 
Please get me your information by Monday at 8:00 a.m.



Below is a list of categories that will cost you absolutely nothing, except the
time to submit it, (which you'd have to do with a regular newspaper anyway):

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Lost and Found
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That's right!  These are all items that can appear FREE of CHARGE
in each Wednesday's LOUISVILLE Newsletter!

All YOU have to do is send the information to us - it's that simple!

Deadline for submissions to each week's Wednesday Newsletter is
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