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Weekly Fun Fact

Beginning of the Avoca Quack-Off

In1980 Vernie Dettmer, Mike Bose, Gary Staack and Marley Hawkins, were just four guys looking for a fun time on a cold saturday afternoon. They ended up racing ducks on a frozen local lake which has now turned into one of the most infamous events in southeastern Nebraska.
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40th Annual Quack-Off

Quack Off

We’re only days away from the 40th Annual Quackoff, we hope you all are getting as excited we are... We just wanted to put a few reminders out there for everyone that’s coming whether you’re an experienced quackoffer or this is your first one.

•This is a fundraiser for the Avoca Volunteer Fire Department, all donations are greatly appreciated and go towards life saving equipment and training for our volunteers. There will be a boot to collect donations at the town hall and also there will be Fire Fighters walking around with a boot to fill with donations.

•Make sure you bring cash as there will be no ATM or credit card machines available.

•Registration is the same $25 and will be at the town hall as always. T-shirts are also $25, make sure to get your 40th annual shirt to show off to everyone who didn’t come.

•The event is BYOB but there will be a Beer Garden with alcohol and food sales at the intersection of House St. and Teft St. right between the town hall and the race track. Beer garden and food is brought to you by Baileys local of Eagle Ne. There will also be concessions at the town hall as well.

•The races will be held at the tennis court as always.

• Make sure to dress for the weather as this is an outdoor event and it is the end of January.

•Make sure to take pictures and tag us on Facebook @duckraces to share your experience!

•Most importantly make sure you have a great time and be safe!

 

New Bridge at Teft Park

Just in time for the annual Avoca Quackoff, a new bridge is being installed at Teft Park.  Thank you to all of the community fundraising and support to make this happen to improve the safety for all who use the bridge.  A special thank you to Ryan Wilson and crew for all of their help with the installation and completion of the project!

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Fortenberry Announces His 2020 State of the Union Guest of Honor:

University of Nebraska President Walter “Ted” Carter

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) announced today that new University of Nebraska President Walter “Ted” Carter will be his guest of honor at the State of the Union Address, Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

“I work intimately with the University of Nebraska and state leadership on public policies for the well-being of our students, rural communities, and businesses.  In this exciting time for Nebraska, as we lead innovation in agriculture, security, and health care, I am honored that this highly decorated Naval commander and education leader will be my guest of honor at this year’s State of the Union,” Fortenberry added.

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry is the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations.

 

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Critical type O blood shortage: Red Cross urgently needs donors
Donors of all blood types are urged to give now and help restock blood supply
 
LINCOLN, Neb. (Jan. 20, 2020) — The American Red Cross has extended its urgent call for donors of all blood types to give blood. With influenza escalating across the country and preventing some donors from giving, and winter weather threatening to cancel blood drives, the Red Cross now has a critical shortage of type O blood and urgently needs donors to restock the shelves. 
 
O so needed
Currently, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of type O blood available for patient emergencies and medical treatments. Type O positive blood is the most transfused blood type and can be given to Rh-positive patients of any blood type. While just 7% of the U.S. population has type O negative blood, it can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is what hospital staff reach for during emergencies when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type.
 
Help replenish the blood supply
Every day, the Red Cross must collect nearly 13,000 blood donations and more than 2,600 platelet donations for patients who rely on blood to survive. Shortfalls in donations can cause delays in essential medical care for patients like 12-year-old Dagan Hawkins.
 
Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in November, Dagan has required platelet and blood transfusions during his cancer treatments. “There was a time when they needed to have blood products delivered from another hospital because they were unavailable there,” said Dustin Hawkins, Dagan’s father.
 
Donors of all blood types – especially types O positive and O negative – are urged to make an appointment to give blood now using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.
 
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
 
Cass County
 
Avoca
2/10/2020: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Town Hall, 623 House St
 
Eagle
2/7/2020: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Eagle Elementary School, 600 S 1st St
 
Elmwood
2/10/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fire Hall, 601 N 4th
 
Plattsmouth
1/20/2020: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., VFW Post 2543 Plattsmouth, 510 1st Avenue
1/26/2020: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., First Baptist Church, 16220 Highway 75
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 Census 2020

 

Louisville Trap Team 2020

Louisville Trap Team Flyer

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2019 11 20 NEH fire Nehawka Soup supper

 

Wine tasting event re-scheduled to Jan 24th

Poster 2020 copy

 

Bee Keeping Class

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Memory Lane

WEEPING WATER'S 
MEMORY LANE MUSEUM'S
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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Louisville Library Story Time

Friday Friends Playgroup Poster updated

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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!

Coming up:

Saturday, January 25 ~ Country/Rockabilly/Bluegrass band, the Midnight Wanderers, take the stage at 7:30!  https://www.facebook.com/theMidnightWanderers/

Sunday, February 2nd, 2 pm ~ Down Home Band

Saturday, February 8th, 7:30 pm ~ Kali Indiana Band

Sunday, February 9th, 1 pm, JAM SESSION ~ Bring your instruments, your voice or both and join us for some old-time fun!

JAM SESSIONS are FREE!

Admission to shows is only $4 for those over 13 years old.  Younger kids 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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