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
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!
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....
Assistant, Apprentice (and hopefully soon to be replaced) Editor
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