July 24, 2004Honoring A Great Man: Loyd Braack
Your name: Lynn Berner-Smith
Your news: I just learned that there will be an Open House honoring Loyd Braack!
Please join the rest of the community for an Open House honoring Loyd for 54 years of service on the Louisville Volunteer Fire Department!!
The Louisville Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting an Open House Sunday, July 25th, 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. serving Cake, Punch and Coffee!!
Please take a minute to stop by and congratulate and thank Loyd for the many, many years of unselfish and dedicated service to our community.
What a great person......he has always been such an asset to our community!! Thank you Loyd!!
Editors Note: Not only the Volunteer Fire Department, but all the Senior Center Activities and the Care Center and endless Community Programs - Our Recent Grand Marshal of the Louisville Daz Parade! Loyd is the real deal, and what a role model!
Lewis and Clarksville
It is special events and efforts like this that tell the world this is not just your average little town.
Energy and Imagination attract Energy and Imagination and the result is a bright future for our Community.
The reality of Small Town America in 2004; you are either trying new things and growing, or you are slowly fading away.
The difference between towns that succeed and towns that fail is leadership.
Show that you appreciate all the extra efforts of our Mayor, our City Council and especially our Business Community Leaders:
B.U.I.L.D. has worked hard putting this event together and we are very fortunate that our application to host these events was selected from the many communities that applied.
(Only 10 communities get to host these events!)
The Nebraska Humanitites Council Director was very impressed with the idea of changing our name to "Lewis and Clarkville" for the event.
He is going to be coming to at least one of our events!
I don't think most people realize how much the business owners of this community do for the community as whole through all their contributions, volunteer work and generosity.
Speaking of which, take a peek at this photo from the Louis and Clarksville Exhibition, and see if you can identify these authentic characters: http://www.louisvillenebraska.com/LCville/event01.jpg
I'll give you a hint:
Maureen said her costume was of pioneer era and Lynn's was in Sacagawea costume.
They were greeting people at the door to get them "into spirit" of Lewis and Clark journey.
Maureen went to all the time and work to HAND SEW these costumes for the 4 Lewis and Clark Events in July.
Hello from Texas
Editors Note: I received this great note on July 3rd, and Did not have time to send it along. I apologize for the delay. CJ
Your name: Steve Freeman
Your news: Hello from Texas.
As our 4th of July nears us, I wanted to just say a few things to the good people of Lousiville, Nebraska.
I took a deferred retirement from Ash Grove in 1996 and moved to Texas in 1997. There are many things that are different here than there, but for those who think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, this is my take.
Living in Lewisville, Texas, we can do anything or be to a store 24-7. Great things, plenty of work, decent gas prices, etc.
Here is what you give up. Small town life. Knowing most people in a community. With new people moving into the neighborhood all the time, you don't see the neighbors being very friendly. It isn't that they aren't nice people, I am sure they are. Yet, it isn't a small town atmosphere, where someone new comes into a neighborhood, the neighbors come over, introduce themselves, maybe bring a pie or some bread, even a pot luck so the new neighbors can get sorted out quicker. How about running out of flour or sugar?
Do you think you can go across the street and barrow some until you go to the store? Of course, you can. Never have had that happen here in 7 years. I suppose it is easier to just run to the store, but that cuts out the opportunity to talk with the people who live by you.
Plus making better friends.
Now I'm not cutting down where I live, it is good here, but, those who live in a small town sometimes don't know how good it is to be there and have what you have.
We are lucky to live in America. We have the chance to do what we want to do, work where we want to work, be who we want to be. I miss the small towns and will always keep Louisville as a part of my past that always will make me smile.
New Classified Ads
It was time to add photos to our local wantads! We have received requests, and people want to be able to post a picture of that sofa, or pick-up truck with their ad. With garage sale season coming up soon, we figured it was time to get the job done.
Now when you post your ad, and have a picture of the item on your computer, just browse to the picture and click to upload it. As always, it is FREE, it stays up as long as you wish, Louisville and surrounding residents only, a phone number is required, and good luck!
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Hey, Life is Better Here!
If you are among the geographically challenged that happen to live somewhere else...
Come and Join Us! Easy as 1, 2, 3..... 4
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you too can experience the Better Life!
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