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Delivers Easter Baby - First Class Priority

Congratulations to our Postmaster, Allison Gifford who gave birth to a baby boy

Nathan Lloyd Gifford on Easter Sunday

April 12, 2009 at 9:15 am

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Easter Bonnet Parade and Contest 2009

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 Wednesday Lunch 4/15 at the MSC
Wednesdays Lunch Special is a Sliced Ham Dinner served with Roasted
Red Potatoes, Corn Casserole and a dinner roll. The soup will be
Chicken Noodle Soup.
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Saturday 4/18

Posted by Heidi Warner on Thursday, April 09, 2009 - 04:30 pm:

Did you know?

April is National Donate Life Month.

Nearly every two seconds a patient in America needs a blood transfusion for cancer treatment, burns and blood disorders, organ transplants or premature babies. National Donate Life Month was first established in 2003 to raise awareness of the critical need for blood, organ, tissue and bone marrow donations – lifesaving acts that change lives every day.

Thank you for changing lives with every donation.

Louisville is hosting a blood drive on Saturday April 18th at the
Louisville Senior Center . To make an appointment please call Heidi at

Times are from 6:30am--10:30am.
Walk-ins are welcomed!


One Cold Shot

  nicely put


Carson McCormick threw the shot put 33' 7" at the Malcolm Invitational.


Paul Drelicharz passes the baton to Steihl Reeves in the 3200 relay.

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From the Office of 
Senator Dave Pankonin
For Immediate Release: Some Bills Are Nearing Passage

April 10, 2009, Lincoln – Last week I reviewed legislation that had already passed and been signed into law. This week I can report that thirty-five other bills have been passed by the Legislature or are awaiting the final stage of floor debate. These are some that may be of interest.

An increase in whooping cough in Nebraska prompted the introduction of LB 464. The bill requires a child, who will enter seventh grade, to get a booster shot to protect against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough). The timing of this booster is intended to protect adolescents and adults, and to coincide with the physical exam that is required for children prior to entering seventh grade.

As introduced LB 105 proposed increases in numerous fees, fines and penalties for the Game and Parks Commission. The Commission relies on these funding sources to support most of its operating budget. However, in light of the current economic conditions, the majority of senators did not support many of the proposed increases. In its final form LB 105 only increased the fee for fishing licenses and fines for poaching.

If it is signed by the governor, LB 111 will become law immediately. The bill requires motorists, who speed in a construction zone where workers are not present, to pay the same fine that is assessed for speeding outside of construction zones. Currently, the fine for speeding in construction zones is double the normal fine, even if workers are not present.

LB 164 will simplify several tax incentive programs, and change or eliminate termination dates for several economic development tax incentive programs. For example the bill will extend the expiration date for the Agricultural Opportunities and Value-Added Partnership grant program from January 1, 2011 to the same date in 2015; amend the Nebraska Advantage Rural Development Act to provide credits from the approved projects based on a calendar rather than a fiscal year, because all of the other incentive programs operate with this model; and expand the definition of a qualified business under the Nebraska Advantage Act to include businesses, in which 75 percent or more of the revenue is derived from the sale of tangible personal property to consumers in other states.

The current Welfare Reform Act requires the development of a self-sufficiency contract. The contract calls for participation in one or more “approved activities” such as job skill training, work experience, job search efforts or employment. LB 458 adds to the list of activities the pursuit of vocational training that leads to an associate degree, a diploma or a certificate for a minimum of 20 hours per week for up to 36 months. This bill resulted from strong evidence that individuals, who earn an advanced educational degree or certificate, are less likely to need public assistance benefits in the future.

LB 206 will create the “In the Line of Duty Dependent Education Act” to benefit the children of deceased Nebraska law enforcement officers and firefighters, who are killed in the line of duty on or after the effective date of the Act. The children, ages 25 and younger, will be eligible to attend state colleges and universities, and community colleges without paying tuition and fees. This benefit will be provided to full-time undergraduate students, who are pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree.

Under LB 110 nonprofit groups with 500 advance orders may order specialty license plates. Starting in 2011 these organizations will be able to display their identifying logo for a fee of $70. The bill increases the fee for personalized message plates from $30 to $40, with 75 percent of the revenue going to the Department of Motor Vehicles and 25 percent earmarked for the Highway Trust Fund. LB 110 continues the current fee policy for Husker Spirit plates by allowing the University of Nebraska to collect the first five million dollars for two endowment funds. The bill then directs any additional revenue from the sale of Spirit plates to the Highway Trust Fund.

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

       [email protected]
 Saturday Afternoon, in Louisville


Saturday Evening, in Louisville

Lofte to Feature Branson Show

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The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces that it will showcase "Branson on the Road" on Saturday, April 18th at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 19th at 2:00pm.
Fronted by Debbie Horton of Branson, Missouri,
the group presents a full concert of bluegrass, gospel and country-western songs.  Musicians Donnie Wright and Brian Capps add not only musical talent, but corn-ball humor to the act that is sure to please many classic country fans. 
Tickets for the show are $20 and can be purchased by calling the Lofte ticket office at (402) 234-2553 or ordered on-line at www.BransonOnTheRoad.com.  As a special tribute on Saturday night, the group is donating a portion of Saturday's ticket sales directly to the Lofte which is a non-profit organization.
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.


  30 Days to Parade Time!!!!

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
Celebrate the Good Life!


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From the Editor
The Big Chill - Mower No More
Taps for Old Briggs and Stratton
Well, all good things come to an end...
There are only 2 things that are certain in life; death and taxes.
You know you have had a rough week, when you have had to deal with both.
Good ol Denny in Murdock called, and I knew from his tone, that it was not good news. As we hurried out to his special workshop, across from the Bulldog Bar we feared the worst.
Denny wrapped his arms around that ol B&S flywheel
and gave her a twist.
(Grrrr...iinnnnnnnddd - crunch.. grrr.. CRAK!)
Not Good..
Oh well..
In fairness, I do not have a lawn in any common civilized meaning of the word. It is more like a prairie with scattered ravines. Kinda like Bosnia on a bad day. The last tool that this lawn knew, (before my now dead lawn tractor), was a glacier.
Lots of lawn tractors spend their lives gliding peacefully along on putting greens, with an occasional patch of fairway, or rough. The operator calmly sipping a lemonade.
I, (on the other hand), strap in and bite down on a special  mouth guard to prevent broken teeth. If the rains have been heavy, I pack survival rations and emergency flares to help rescue crews locate my specific ravine.
Well, all that aside, it is time for another lawn tractor
Gotta Mow the Weeds!
  In future issues I will get the chance to bond with a new piece of junk and continue the job the glaciers gave up on. But, lets think instead about the spring parade which is coming up in only 30 days!
Lets get our parade floats ready, show off that great Louisville Community Spirit again!
Nancy and Dee will put smiles back on our faces!!
Having Fun and Planning the Parade Float South of the River
Computer John