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 Olivia Volunteers and Sings for Hope


Freelance reporter Margaret Minchow sends a photo from the street dance that was held in Louisville last Saturday - Olivia, 15 years old, did an hour set.  This is the only pic I have - thought maybe you would want it for the newsletter. She did quite well! She sings for Hope's Closet on Saturdays with her guitar in front of the shop, and her case open for donations.  She took in 45 dollars last Saturday for the Hopes Closet shop - so it is all good! Margaret


This will be the 5th year the St. Joseph's Knights of Columbus
take part in the coats for kids program helping children in our community.
The past 2 years we have had hats, gloves and scarves donated to go along with the coats.  
We have experienced such a demand, this year we have
purchased 72 coats to donate which is 33% more then the past years.  
We would like to have donations of hats, mittens and scarves again.  
We gladly accept all colors and we are looking for kids sizes 4-10 for the mittens.
If you are interested in donating please contact
Ralph Meister 402 707-8426. We try to get the coats out around the first week of November.


From Mark Leibman - www.228Main.com


A few weeks into it, we’re pleased with how useful www.228main.com has become for so many of you.  We’ve recently written about ‘Four Habits for Financial Success’ and the role of expectations in market action. In the days ahead you’ll find one of Warren Buffett’s most useful allegories explained. Greg Leibman and I will continue to write about financial topics, investing concepts, and perspectives on things in the news. The articles are short and to the point.

These articles are only part of our online communications. If you want to know what interesting or useful or pertinent item or thought we’ve had on any given day, you can find it in any of three different venues. There are links at www.228main.com to those (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) as well as a “Daily Updates” button that takes you to a site where you can see these daily notes without having to register or sign in. In the past few weeks we posted about Kiplingers on Big Oil, the Fed, links to timely articles, and even what Bailey Dog shows us about proper reaction to major market moves.

Best of all: since some fraction of our clients are getting some fraction of their information in these “new media” sources, we have more time to talk to more people one-on-one. 21st century methods are giving us more time for the most important things we do.

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New Louisville Business

Amy's Country Home Daycare

Amy, 402-234-2218

New, small and a lot of child care experience. Offers a lot of TLC,

structure, consistency, clean care. Along with a wonderful playground,

playroom & home cooked, quality, meals. Conveniently,

located off Highway 50, just South of Louisville, toward either Lincoln or Omaha.


Upcoming blood donation opportunity:
Cass County
Oct. 14: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Louisville High School, 202 W. 3rd St.

Donate blood with the Red Cross to support organ transplant patients and others needing blood

LINCOLN, Neb. (Sept. 14, 2015) — During Liver Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood and platelets to support liver transplant patients and others needing blood products.

Liver transplants are the second most common type of transplant with more than 6,000 performed in the U.S. each year, according to the American Liver Foundation. Liver transplant patients may require in excess of 30 pints of blood during surgery.

For blood donor Amy Slattery, the need for blood hits close to home. Her mother received a liver transplant and needed more than 70 blood products during the surgery.

“I donate to help others that needed blood like her,” said Slattery. “I donate in thanks to those who donate their blood products to help save lives.”

Volunteer donors like Slattery are the only source of blood for those in need of transfusions during transplants and other surgeries. Donors with all blood types are needed, and especially those with types O negative, A negative, B negative and AB blood.

To make an appointment to donate blood, eligible donors are encouraged to download the Red Cross Blood Donor App from app stores or text BLOODAPP to 90999 to receive a download link, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).



TP 1004

 We are getting ready for our annual TP Drive around Springfield!! Weather permitting, the IMPACT youth group from the Springfield Methodist Church will be going door to door Sunday October 4th to collect rolls of toilet paper. It will go to a variety of places such as Carol’s House of Hope and various nonprofit food pantries. In case you didn’t realize TP can’t be purchased with government aid but it is still a necessity.  In case we miss your home or you want to just to drop it off – there will be a box in the Church entry. Thank you so much for your help! This is always a fun event for the kids, knocking on doors and asking for square to spare!!   


JUNK October 2015



Bloom Where You're Planted Farm's 11th Annual Pumpkin Festival

Sept. 26-Oct. 31 -- Fridays 1-6 p.m., Weekends 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

911-108th St., rural Avoca

New for 2015!  Corn Hole, a fun Egg Race game, and a big John Deere combine you can climb into!

Other activities include hay rides, nature trails, farm animals, rubber duck races, bucking bronco barrel ride, corn pit, family-sized tire swing, hay climb and tunnel, dress-a-scarecrow, horse swings, agricultural exhibits, gourd tunnel, photo ops and more!  Don't miss the barn full of seasonal gifts, tasty treats, antiques and TONS of pumpkins, or all of the yummy food from the Schoolhouse Cafe (serving smoked pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, nachos, ice cream, homemade pie and cookies, and coffee on the weekends).

Admission is $6.00 for ages 3 & up and includes all activities.  Shop the barn or dine at the cafe without an admission charge. 

Special events include Service Family Day Sept. 26, A.R.T. Fair with live music Oct. 3, Doggy Day Oct. 10, Country concert by McKenzie JaLynn and the Renegades Oct. 18, and Thanks-and-Giving Day Oct. 31.  See our website, www.bloompumpkinpatch.com, or Facebook pages for full details.

Bloom 2015


Lofte Barn Banter

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Friday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets $25
The audience is the cast!  The entire theater is the stage!  Come for the food.  Stay for the murder! Dress in your favorite costume and prepare for an interactive murder mystery event at the Lofte.  
A full dinner accompanies this fatal folly of fun.  Reservations required so call or email today!
Menu:  Dinner Salad
Roast Beef or Chicken
Twice Baked Potato Casserole
Country Style Green Beans




Keep Cass County Beautiful Works


Elmwood City Hall has just received a new coat of exterior paint made possible by several volunteers and a grant from Keep Nebraska Beautiful’s National Painting Week Program sponsored by Sherwin-Williams. The project totaled over 55 hours of community service with the help of nine adults and five youth. Local Elmwood-Murdock High School students benefitted from the project by gaining hours toward their community service needs for graduation. Community partners for the project were the Elmwood-Murdock Schools Community Service, Elmwood community members, Keep Cass County Beautiful and the Elmwood Village Board members.


 Saving Lives - Saving

MoneyPublic Health Prevention Pilots Reap Life and Cost Savings  

Lincoln, Nebraska-----Nebraskans could see dramatically improved life spans and significant health care cost containment if policy makers listen to the results of Prevention Pilot Projects recently completed by the Public Health Districts in Nebraska. “Public Health Prevention Funding Report 2014” captures nineteen different public health prevention programs funded with $50,000 onetime funding appropriated by the Nebraska Legislature  to  Nebraska’s Local Public Health Departments. 

“Each Prevention Project was determined by the unique community needs identified by each Local Public Health Department which is part of their mission. With 86% of health care spending going to chronic diseases these strategies to decrease chronic diseases demonstrate how embracing health care rather than ‘sick care’ Nebraska can improve lives and save money,” said Adi Pour Director Douglas County Health Department. 

Prevention efforts funded in these pilot projects focused on local programs to decrease obesity prevent complications from diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases. The projects increased access to medical and dental homes, worksite wellness services…all with the intent to prevent disease and disability and to assure health preventive services for children and adults. 

“National data shows that for each additional dollar of public health spending that is used for prevention $5.60 is saved on total healthcare expenditures.  Within these prevention projects the stage is  set  for cost savings and in many we see in ‘real time’ the medical cost offset that occurs,” stated South Heartland Health District Public Health Director Michele Bever. 

The Panhandle Public Health Department’s pilot prevention program that enhanced the Panhandle Worksite Wellness Council was recognized by the US Office of the Surgeon General as an exemplary program in the Annual Status Report of the National Prevention Council. Kim Engel, Panhandle Public Health Director stated “the Panhandle Worksite Wellness Council works with 40 panhandle businesses which reach one of every five employed people in the Panhandle region”. 

The Sarpy/Cass Department of Health & Wellness Public Health Pilot Prevention 2014 Report is attached.









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