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Time to Parade!!

  20 Days to Parade Time!!!!

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
From the Office of 
Senator Dave Pankonin
For Immediate Release: The Legislature Supports Learning

April 17, 2009, Lincoln— The Unicameral Youth Conference is an annual event for students who will enter grades 9 through 12 next fall. It will be held June 7-10 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Nebraska State Capitol. The Conference will provide a wonderful opportunity for young Nebraskans to learn about state government and our political system. Participants will take part in an interactive simulation that allows each young person to experience what it would be like to serve as a state senator and debate important policy issues. State senators often address the students at this Conference. I was invited to be a Conference presenter in 2007 and in 2008. I really enjoyed the experience, because the young people who participate in the Conference were so willing to learn and discuss new ideas. 

The Unicameral Youth Conference is sponsored by the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension, Southeast Research and Extension Center, and the University of Nebraska’s Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development program, with technical support provided by the Clerk of the Legislature’s Office and the Nebraska Legislature’s Warner Institute for Education in Democracy. Information about fees and scholarships is available at http://4h.unl.edu/programs/citizenship/civics/uyc/ Conference information is also available through the Unicameral Information Office at 402-471-2788. The registration deadline of May 1st for first-time attendees is fast approaching, but there is still plenty of time to submit an application for the 2009 Conference. I encourage you to share this information about the 2009 Unicameral Youth Conference with any students you think may have an interest in this fascinating, interactive learning experience. 

Teachers and parents of elementary school children know that Nebraska’s fourth grade social studies curriculum requires that students learn about the history of our state. Every year teachers from schools throughout the state bring these children to our capital city to re-enforce what they have learned in the classroom. Experiential learning opportunities abound in Lincoln in the State Capitol, and at the governor’s mansion, the Museum of Nebraska History and the State Museum on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. Some of my most enjoyable moments as a state senator occur when I am able to greet children who come to the Capitol to learn about our unique legislative process. It is exciting to have the children visit the Legislature, and be introduced and welcomed by everyone in the chamber.  

As you may know, the Nebraska Legislature’s Warner Institute for Education in Democracy has earned national awards for its excellent educational materials and programs for adults and school-aged children. Teachers use “America’s Legislators Back to School Program” and Unicameral Kids – A student’s Guide to the Nebraska Legislature. “Project Citizen” offers a curriculum for grades 5-12 that promotes competent and responsible participation in local and state government. “Unicam Focus” is an online civics curriculum for grades 7-12. It uses video interviews with lawmakers to educate students about representative democracy, state government and Nebraska’s Unicameral Legislature. I encourage teachers to notify my office if they plan to visit the Capitol or want to receive printed materials prior to the visit. 

Educating youth now about the importance of history, our democratic process and public service is the best way to create an engaged citizenry for the future. Public service in all its forms allows us to help others and our society.  

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]
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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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From the Editor
The Garage Sale Opener
A Proud Louisville Nebraska Tradition
  Spring in Minnesota, is about waiting for the Opener
In the land of 10,000 Lakes, they love their fishing. They also enjoy beer, sometimes both at the same time! 
Both require an Opener
This year, the Minnesota Walleye Opener is May 9th
The Best Man at My wedding, and a great friend of mine, is so nuts about Fishing Walleye in Mille Lacs, that his whole year is scheduled around the Opener. He plays keyboards for a band called Zebra Mussels
(What a Fishing Nerd
We have much more reasonable traditions here south of the river; we celebrate the Opener of the Garage Sale season, and this weekend officially begins that season.
There are numerous advantages, starting with no Leeches required, and including no 3am wake Up Call.
There is a significant social component, to Garage Sales. It requires that you mingle, and smile, and while you are browsing the old 8-Track Tapes, you can scope out your neighbor's stuff, and figure out what the heck is going on in his life.
Do you see that Coffee Maker he bought from you last spring? No, maybe that means he is still using it to make Coffee. Not likely, it made crummy Coffee when YOU had it. That means he lost a bunch in the stock market, or else he would be selling it off right here. Probably.
Wait! That is the Jones's prize winning Fondue Pot!!!
They won first place last year in Husker Cheese Dip Marathon!
Well, so what does it all mean?
Turns out that Hi Cholesterol spelled doom for the Cheese Pot.
Doc, snuffed out the Sterno for ever.
So, Sad..
Well, Such is life.
Is this going to be the year, that you finally talk Fred out of the Mini Bike he puts a sign on every spring? Hmmmmm.. $65...!
(it was $250 last Spring!.. Hmmm..)
Hey Fred, I'll Give you $30 Bucks for the Stupid P.O.C. Mini Bike!
Hey, Life is Good!
Having Fun and Riding Fred's Mini Bike in the Parade South of the River
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