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Louisville's Natalie Minchow (33) and teammate Taylor Zaracki surround Sydney Feller and Lexi Wichman while fighting for a rebound during the 36-30 LHS victory.
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Game Notes/Highlights: This was a very tough game, with neither team wanting to take control throughout the game. Defensively I thought our girls did a great job taking away their pick and roll offense and matched their team speed. With the exception of a few minutes in the the second and third quarters i thought we rebounded well defensively as well. Offensively seemed to be another story. Platteview, i felt, did a good job of taking us out of our game. They matched our speed in our break and took away some of those shots that we normally see and made us a halfcourt offensive team. Quite often we were careless with the ball and did not get the ball inside enough early on.
After we settled down a bit we started to establish our inside game and that is when Natalie Minchow came through. Stander, hitting 8 of 10 from the line in the fourth quarter, along with Zaracki and Minchow hit some big free throws down the stretch to seal the win. I know we can and will play better in the upcoming weeks, but a 5-1 start with a youthful and inexperienced team, such that we have, is a good start, but that is all it is, a start. Long way to go with the toughest part of our schedule right around the corner. We look forward to the challenge and opportunity to get better each and every day.
- Wally Johnson
American Red Cross Blood Drive
1/6/2012, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm, Louisville High School, 202 West 3rd Street, Louisville
Home State Bank
Next BUILD Meeting
will be Tuesday, January 10, 2012
at 7:15 am
at the Assisted Living Facility
2012 Great Plains Growers Conference January 5th - 7th
The Great Plains Growers Conference will be held on January 5th , 6th and 7th, 2012 at the Fulkerson Conference Center on the Missouri Western State University Campus in St. Joseph, Missouri.
"Interesting and useful information will be presented on production and marketing of vegetables, cut flowers and fruit," said Sarah Browning, University of Nebraska- Lincoln Extension Educator. "It doesn't matter if you are an experienced commercial vegetable grower or someone with just a dream about starting to grow and sell produce, there will be something for you," he/she said.
The conference and trade show is a collaborative effort of growers associations and extension services from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota, and each year draws hundreds of producers from our region and beyond.
On Thursday January 7th, the conference kicks off with five day long workshops that you can choose from. A workshop on high tunnels features presentations by experienced, nationally recognized grower educators, and research and extension specialists from our region. High tunnels provide critical crop protection and season extension. Come and hear the experiences of seven different high tunnel growers plus an update on high tunnel research at Lincoln University.
Also on Thursday four experienced growers will present a day-long Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) mini-school, providing detailed information on all aspects starting and running a CSA for direct marketing farm products. This year’s conference will feature a Good Agriculture Practices (GAPs)/Food Safety workshop. Come learn what GAPs is all about from an experienced grower and a USDA Program Manager who has been very active in the GAPs program. A fourth workshop will be for tree fruit growers. Weed management, new fruit tree varieties, white/bitter rot and GAPs and tree fruit will be covered. The topic for the fifth workshop is the basics of beekeeping in the Midwest. The instructors will cover all about the European honeybee, bee equipment, building, setting up and managing a hive.
Five concurrent sessions on Friday and Saturday January 8th and 9th provide a total of over 50 presentations on a wealth of subjects related to organic and conventional crop production, protection, risk management and marketing. In addition to presentations on vegetable production and marketing, there will be tracks on small fruit, tree fruit, cut flowers, beginner and advanced organic, marketing, agritourism and sessions on urban horticulture and community gardens.
“The trade show is a big draw for conference participants” said Tom Fowler, Buchanan County Extension Specialist, “we had 50 booth spaces last year that filled the Fulkerson Conference Center and expect the same this year,” he added.
Registration, which includes meals and breaks, for the Thursday workshops is $50 -$60 depending on the workshop selected and $35/day for Friday and Saturday sessions.
The conference is going to be held at the Fulkerson Conference Center on the Missouri Western State University campus in St. Joseph, MO. The headquarter hotels are the Ramada Inn, 4016 Frederick, 816-233-6192 or Stoney Creek Inn, 1201 Woodbine 816-901-9600.
A full program, registration information and updated details of the conference can be found at the conference website: http://www.greatplainsgrowers.org for more information about the program and a registration form, contact Katie Cook at email@example.com or phone (816) 279-1691.
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hurry up to Plattsmouth Library!
And One Lucky Person Will Get a JOB for Christmas
Summit Health Physical Therapy, in Springfield, is accepting applications for a receptionist. Primary duties include: front desk reception, answering telephone calls, greeting visitors, scheduling appointments and completing word processing as needed. Candidates should have a high school diploma, excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong people skills, and the ability to handle confidential information. Contact Chris at (402) 253-3079 for more information.
The City of Louisville is accepting applications for experienced maintenance personnel. Work to be performed under the direct supervision of the city supervisor. Applicant will be required to have or obtain water/sewer certification and Class B - CDL license within 6 months. Wage based on experience, including a benefit package. Job position is open until filled. Applications can be obtained from the City of Louisville, 210 Main St., PO Box 370, Louisville, NE 68037 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone 402-234-7705. Applications may also be downloaded at www.louisvillenebraska.com under the “government” section. Return completed application to the City Clerk at the above address by December 29, 2011. E.O.E.
“Dad’s Christmas Miracle” Playing at Mahoney State Park
KBC Productions is partnering with Eugene T. Mahoney State Park for its 19th winter theater season with the winter production of “Dad’s Christmas Miracle”." Written by Pat Cook, this funny and heart-warming story revolves around Connor Murphy (Dustin Reckling Louisville) who wants a go-cart for Christmas. He and his pals, Tater (Peter Reckling Louisville) and Neil (Matt Rothgeb, Omaha) try to get to the end of the school semester being good boys in hopes of getting what they want for Christmas. However, report cards and the annual Christmas Pageant stand in their way.
Hysterical situations abound in this loving memory of Yuletide charm back when if you had a dollar it was more money than you knew what to do with; if you had an hour to play, it seemed forever, and the best time in the whole world had to be Christmas. Artistic Director Kevin Colbert says, “This is great fun for the whole family!”
Other cast members include: Doug Rothgeb, (Omaha), Dave and Hope Hibler, Keylee Ezell, (Manley), Andrew DeBrie, Emma Gauthier and Brenda Jones (Louisville). The production runs December 16, 17, 18, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30PM and Sundays are at 2PM. Ticket prices are $10 for Adults and $8 for Children 12 and under. For reservations call the park at 402-944-2523 Ext. 7122.
Pictured in photo: Front - Keylee Ezell, Emma Gauthier. On Sofa - Brenda Jones, Dave Hibler, Hope Hibler, Standing - Dustin Reckling, Peter Reckling, Matt Rothgeb. Back - Doug Rothgeb.
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