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 Where Do Comets Come From?
Comets come from two major areas of our solar system: the Kuiper (pronounced KY-per) Belt and the Oort (pronounced OR-t) Cloud. Each of these regions contains billions of comets, but they have so much room in these vast rooms of space that they get no closer to each other than we on Earth do to the sun.

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2020 Avoca Easter Egg Hunt Canceled

Due to current events and CDC recommendations, the 2020 Avoca Easter Egg Hunt has been cancelled. We will greatly miss this fun event we share with our local children and look forward to a wonderful Egg Hunt in 2021!

 

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COVID-19 Situational Update

For the most up-to-date information on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), please click here.

Nebraska DHHS COVID-19 Information Line is open 8am-8pm 7 days a week: 402-552-6645

 

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Important Public Announcement

From The Board of Directors of The Lofte Community Theatre:


In an effort to do our part to help flatten the curve of COVID-19, The Lofte Community Theatre will be closed to the public until further notice. Only essential personnel will be allowed in the building during this time.

This means the following changes to our upcoming events and productions:

An Evening With Kaylynn Sahs on March 28 has been cancelled. The box office has contacted current ticket holders.
Our opening production, Office Hours, will not take place on April 17-19 and 23-26.
The rest of our season is being re-evaluated as this situation continues to evolve. 

We are greatly saddened to have to make these decisions but, the safety and well-being of the Community that is the heart of our theatre must come first.

We ask for your patience as we work through this difficult situation. We will, of course, continue to monitor the situation and make any additional adjustments as necessary.  Updates on this evolving situation will be made via email, Lofte.org, and social media.

We look forward to having the barn back open and having our Lofte Community together again. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.

 
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2020-03-09 Clements Column – Budget Highlights

The Legislature is over halfway done with the 60-day session and the Appropriations Committee, on which I serve, has advanced budget amendments to the full Unicameral. These changes keep the two-year budget increase at three percent.  I would like to highlight some of the proposals.

One important priority addresses the flood damage of 2019. The committee included $55 million for matching FEMA public flood damage claims.  This will help fund the restoration of public infrastructure in the state.

The bill also includes an increase in pay for correctional staff. It provides $5.7 million yearly to help retain and recruit staff throughout Correctional Services.

Next is a proposal of $4 million for career college scholarships for key workforce jobs where companies are having trouble filling positions. These would apply to the University, State Colleges, and Community Colleges.

The proposed budget also addresses issues regarding mental health problems and youth in our judicial system. Two new problem solving courts pilot program would help address the unique problems in these areas.  The $1 million in funding will rehabilitate these low level offenders and save money over the cost of prison.  A related section would help with inmate reentry into society, adding $500,000 for vocation and job training for inmates.

The committee bill also includes $250,000 to reimburse training expenses of volunteer EMS members. We hope this will help rescue squads recruit new members.

The Rural Workforce Housing Development Fund addresses housing shortages in rural Nebraska to help communities recruit new businesses. Due to overwhelming success, the committee proposed a one time $10 million addition to this fund.

Finally, the Appropriations committee has kept funds available for two bills which need to be passed separately. LB 974, which I strongly support, is a property tax bill for $100 million the first year, and we still have the $275 million property tax credit fund.

LB 153 provides an exclusion of 50 percent of military retirement pay from Nebraska taxable income.  This helps us compete with neighboring states to retain our retired military veterans who are needed in our workforce.

Feel free to contact me or my staff for assistance, information, or questions on issues.

You may reach me at:
Senator Rob Clements, State Capitol Rm 812, Lincoln, NE 68509,                  
Phone 402­471­2613, or email: rclements@leg.ne.gov.

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Memory Lane

 

WEEPING WATER'S 
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NEW DAYS/HOURS

The Memory Lane Museum in Weeping Water has a new schedule as follows:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays, 11:30 am till 3 pm.

This year will feature Kevin Brack's personal exhibit, 
SALUTE to the OSCARS' 90th ANNIVERSARY!

Stop in to see costumes, props and scripts from Oscar winners!
Anthony Hopkins' suit from the movie 'Nixon' will also be on display!

Click HERE for the Facebook link!

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 Area Food Banks

The Louisville Area Food Bank will be open on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 6-7 p.m. The food bank is located in the First Christian Church 304 Main St. next to Copple's in Louisville. Low income residents are welcome to come to the twice a month give away. Please bring a box to put items in. This food bank is for residents of the Louisville Public School District.

Questions contact Pastor Cathy at 402-677-9606 or Pastor Bob at 402-234-2055. The Louisville Area Food Bank is always looking for donations of food as well.

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Cornhusker Country Music Theater

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Cornhusker Country Music Theater, a nonprofit 501 c 3 organization, is in Louisville, NE at 211 Main St.

SUPPORT SMALL TOWNS' EVENTS and bring the family for an affordable, fun night of LIVE music!  
You can try out our new dance floor or just sit back and enjoy the music in vintage theater seating!

UPCOMING SHOWS:

ALL EVENTS ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

We jam the 2nd Sunday of each month, at 1:00, except in May when it's the 3rd Sunday.

Beginners are always welcome! Bring your instrument and a snack to share. Jam Sessions are FREE!

JAM SESSIONS are FREE!

Admission to shows is only $4. Kids under 13 admitted FREE!

Check back often for more updates!  

Call, 1-800-480-8797, ext. 211, to hear schedule or email cornhuskercountrymusic@gmail.com for more information.

Like us on Facebook @ Cornhusker Country Music Theater!

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