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Scarecrows Among Us!

Last Friday Oct 14th "Scarecrows Among Us" contest has begun, all scarecrows are monted on the poles on Main Street for everyone to see. Judges have made their final decision, and the winners are:

Category: School - Mindy Zink homeroom "Soul Surfer"


Category: Business - Jazzercise  "All That Jazzercise"

Category: General - Ingrid & Del Stites "Teddy-Boo"
Ingrid and Del Stites will donate their prize money to the Louisville Care Facility for some Holiday Decorations for the residents to enjoy

Each winner will receive a $50 Louisville bucks check

Many thanks to all participants of the scarecrow contest!

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Halloween Parties of Any Flavor!!!

Lots of entertainment opportunities for children and adults  -

pick one or attend all of them :)

Witches Brew-Let the witch inside you fly!
Little Witches in Training Party  - 16 and Under and families
 Oct. 22 Sat. 2:30

  Art Chicks  Louisville
Bring your little ones to a special 2:30 seating to celebrate Halloween and all its magical charm.  Come in costume, bring a broom and learn about Halloween traditions, make believe fun and dancing.  We will have lots of sparkly and pretty things to decorate your broom with.  Fly around the garden while bubbles drift from caldrons.  This is perfect for girls ages 2 to 16 and their families.  We support women of all ages and build traditions and memories for generations.  Full meal, art and fun-$12.96 each. 
Adult    Witches Brew Party
Oct. 29 Saturday

11:30 and 1:00     Choose your time.

Our grand celebration of everything Halloween and all its magical craziness will cover two blocks with music, dancing, broom ceremonies, fortune telling and more.  Come well dressed and ready to play! Bring a broom to decorate and use in the broom ceremony.  Mix our special herbs, dried bat toes, burned love letters & stir into the cauldron. Make a wish to the power of Eve and all your dreams are sure to come true.  Witches 16 years of age and up.  You can be the kind of witch you have always dreamed of being!  $12.96 per person.  Gather your coven seize the DAY!
Call for reservations as space is filling up fast.  402-234-2669


Find out the fate of patrons who have not returned their items to the library....  

Visit the haunted library jail on Saturday, October 29th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Auditorium for our Halloween party.  We will be making "Cemetery Cups" with cookie tombstones, gummy worms, and devilish pudding to enjoy with our "Rotten Apple Punch".   We will also be playing games and enjoying spooky storytime with those brave souls who dare to enter.  Bring your "Get Out of Jail Free" card, you may need it to be able to go home.

The party is for free for kids in Preschool to 4th grade.   Registration is preferred, but not required.   Please call the library at 402 296 4154 to make reservations for this howling good time!

Family Style Halloween at

Bulldogs Bar & Grill



Halloween Doesn't Need to be a Dangerous Night for Children

Child pedestrian deaths double on Halloween night
From Sarpy County / Safe Kids program:   "Many kids will be out trick-or-treating while it is dark when it is more difficult for drivers to see them.  There are several easy and effective behaviors that parents can share with kids to help reduce their risk of injury.  For example, children younger than age 12 should not be alone crossing streets on Halloween without an adult.  If older kids are mature enough to go trick-or-treating without adult supervision, parents should make sure they go in a group and stick to a predetermined route with good lighting."
In preparation for Halloween, Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass will team up with Walk This Way program sponsor FedEx to provide kids with reflective materials to promote visibility, including zipper tags that can be attached to costumes and trick-or-treat bags, as well as important safety information to children, parents, and drivers.
Drivers need to be extra alert as there will be more children on the streets and sidewalks – and those kids may be focused on gathering candy and the excitement of the holiday rather than being careful while crossing streets.  "Safe Kids and FedEx urge drivers to slow down on neighborhood roads to make Halloween more enjoyable for everyone, but also to help save lives," added Jane Husz, Sarpy/Cass.
Top safety tips Safe Kids USA recommends for parents:

• Cross the street safely at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.  Walk, don’t run, across the street. 
• Walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings. 
• Slow into the street or cross in between parked cars. 
• Costumes can be both creative and safe. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Masks can obstruct a child's vision, so choose non-toxic face paint and make‐-whenever possible instead. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights in order to see better and to be seen by drivers.

Safety Tips for Drivers:

• Slow down in residential neighborhoods. Remember that popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 to 9:30pm. Be especially alert and take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.   Reduce any distractions inside your car, such as talking on the phone or eating, so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. 

While pedestrian safety is a main concern on Halloween, parents and kids should also be careful when dealing with candy. "While kids never want to wait to dive into their candy, it is best to check sweets for signs of tampering before children are allowed to eat them," says Jane Husz, Safe Kids Coordinator Sarpy/Cass “Remind children to only eat treats in original and unopened wrappers."


From The City Office

Residential Trash Customers:

In the best interest of the residents, the City of Louisville has contracted with Papillion Sanitation for trash service beginning November 1, 2011. The cost savings will be reflected on the bills starting the end of November. The transition period will begin with Waste Management picking up the current toters and recycle bins on Wednesday, October 26th (please leave out by curb) and new toters and bins delivered the same day or as soon as possible by Papillion Sanitation.

Attention Recyclers:

We need to know who recycles for delivery of the bins. Please contact the city office by phone at 402-234-7605 or e-mail at city@louisvillenebraska.com before October 20th if you want a small recycle bin.



In-Home Childcare Help Wanted

For five elementary school children ages 6-11

$9.50 per hour

Monday thru Friday

After School till 5:300 pm during the school year

With more hours available during breaks, snow days and summer

Call Stacy at 402-234-3465

or e-mail



American Red Cross Blood Drives in Cass County:

11/7/2011, 1:00 pm- 6:30 pm, Weeping Water High School, 204 W O Street, Weeping Water

11/14/2011, 2:30 pm- 7:00 pm, Elmwood-Murdock High School, 300 Wyoming, Murdock

November is a month of giving thanks and we are reminded on November 11, Veterans Day, of the importance of giving thanks to the people who serve our country. The Red Cross supports Service to the Armed Forces in many ways including proving blood products for veterans through hospital partnerships with many Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Currently, blood products are going out to area hospitals just as quickly as donations are coming in, so the American Red Cross is urging all eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood and platelets. It is imperative that there is a consistent and stable blood supply for all patients in need.

With your help, we are able to fulfill our mission of saving lives. Thank you for your continuing support to help spread the word about upcoming American Red Cross blood drives.

Please let me know if you need any additional information.


April Oppliger - Program Manager, Communications
American Red Cross
Mid-America Blood Services Division
3838 Dewey Avenue, Omaha, Neb. 68105
(402) 492-2149, ext. 3848 | (402) 321-3576 (c)




Manley, NE [October 13, 2011] - The Lofte Community Theatre will be holding auditions on Monday, October 24 and Tuesday, October 25 at 7pm for their upcoming holiday production, "A Christmas Survival Guide."  Director Kevin Colbert is looking for two men and three women.  Specifically, one of the men needs to be a good pianist and singer.  Age range for all roles is 25-55 years. 

The play is a revue taking a humorous look at the stresses of the Christmas season.  Armed with a copy of "A Christmas Survival Guide," the characters charge into an urban holiday landscape searching for the true essence of Christmas.  In songs and vignettes, they learn to cope with the season in ways that are both hilarious and heartwarming.  The production will run Dec 3, 4, 9-11 and 15-18.

Those auditioning should bring a prepared song one minute in length.  Any questions in regards to the audition process or the theater may be directed to Kevin Colbert by calling the Lofte box office at (402) 234-2553 or emailing him at LofteDirector@Lofte.com


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