What's New?

July 21, 2000

Blight Strikes Louisville!!!

For those of you who are interested, our community website is getting a lot of looks and you can always view the current visit statistics here: http://www.louisvillenebraska.com/wusage/

Additionally, we have a guestbook that visitors can sign and you can view the occasional visitors sign-in here: http://louisvillenebraska.com/vbpro/guestbook/entries.html lastly, you can share the Louisville Experience with others both near and far, by sending them a unique electronic postcard here: http://louisvillenebraska.com/cards/index.html

Boy Scouts working hard!
How about those guys of Troop 353!
You can see from the "Corny" grins of these guys that they are looking forward to their command appearance at "Cedar Creek Days" coming up on August 5th. Our intrepid photo staff caught up with the mighty 353 on the 4th of July as they were converting corn into currency. Good work men!

Louisville Businesses Online
We are slowly building the local business listings for LouisvilleNebraska.Com. We would like to welcome both Napa Auto Parts and Blakes Pharmacy to our "Local Commerce" section: http://louisvillenebraska.com/commerce/index.htm

Again, we want to help every business no matter how small to get listed in this section so that neighbors can do business with neighbors and improve the quality of life for everyone in Louisville.

We need folks that do snow removal, and cut hair, and sell polished stones, and trim trees, and haul rock, and baby sit, and bake birthday cakes and any other activity that others can use to keep in money south of the river!

Please have them call 234-2085 and we will help them get listed at absolutely no cost to them. All expense has been completely paid for by our sponsor, Home State Bank.
Hey, Phil is picking up the tab, so take advantage of his hospitality!!

Water, when and where..
By now everyone should know that the City has revised the water restrictions to allow certain external water use in certain areas and on certain days. http://louisvillenebraska.com/city/water_alarm.htm
The above link has a very good description of the current rules, provided by the City on July 12th. It should be noted that prudent water use is still the bottom line.

I heard on a TV broadcast that this is the driest that Nebraska has been since the Dust Bowl of the 1930's http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/dustbowl/sfeature/eyewitness.html
I believe that they were referring to more of the western areas of the state, but if you visit the link above it helps to put into context just how vulnerable we were and are to natures plans. Makes our inconveniences seem pretty trivial.

More Editorial mumbo jumbo...
You know, I had a conversation the other day with a young lady on the subject of volunteers. It seems, in this persons experience, that our community has an unusually small percentage of people that contribute time and effort for the good of the community. It isn't so much a problem that community projects go undone for lack of man(woman)power as it is a problem of our regular volunteers becoming overwhelmed. The feeling was that if it were possible to increase the percentage from 3 or 4% to 5 or 6% the tasks would be so much more manageable and enjoyable for everyone involved. This is really not a lot of people when you think about it. If it were possible to add another 8 or 10 people to the ranks of the 30 or 40 "regulars" the problem is solved for everyone. We all know these "regulars". We see their faces and read their names over and over again. We owe them a lot for their unselfish work. Imagine if these folks ever lost their desire to contribute, we would all be in a world of hurt!

Speaking of which......

Louisville Jaycees Deliver
At the heart of a preponderance of Louisville civic events are the hard working, big hearted friends and neighbors who constantly give their time and sweat to raise money for projects and causes that benefit our Community. These neighbors are, of course, our own Louisville Jaycees! If you ever felt that you would like to give something of yourself, to directly help others in the Community, this is the bunch to talk to! I am sure there is a place for you! http://www.homestead.com/Louisville_NE_Jaycees/Creed.html
Click above to learn more....

But I digress..

In an effort to broaden the scope and appeal of our Discussion Forums we had added 2 new Topics!

Huskers!! and
What's Growing On!

While the former is intended to be just help us while away the time between now and September, the later is for those that either need help or have help to provide coaxing wonderful stuff from our now water-able Louisville dirt. The section is divided into Flowers, Vegetables and General.

Not 10 minutes after the new topic was added, there was a posting that popped up in the Vegetables section from some poor soul that is experiencing tomato blight. Now I know that somebody out there has the cure, and so I am making a public appeal for some help for this poor persons predicament.

Please check it out at:

Having fun, and saving water south of the river....

Computer John
Assistant, Apprentice (and hopefully soon to be replaced) Editor

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