Louisville Outstanding Volunteer
LOUISVILLE RECOGNIZES VOLUNTEERS WITH THE “LOV” AWARD
The B.U.I.L.D. sponsored LOUISVILLE OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER dinner will be held on Tuesday, April 10h at the Louisville Art Gallery at 6:00PM. The awards presented at this fourth annual dinner will honor individuals who volunteer their time for our community and get very little recognition - sometimes because only a few people are aware of their contribution. This event will give a voice to those who know and wish to thank that special volunteer. Decide which category fits and nominate him/her for that one. Everyone interested in attending the dinner may purchase the $10 ticket at the city office.
The menu is a choice of beef or chicken prepared by our fabulous Main Street Café. Nomination forms will be available at the city office, Louisville school offices or on the Louisville website….louisvillenebraska.com under “COMMUNITY”. They must be submitted on line or to the city office by Tuesday, March 27th. Nominees will be notified in advance so family members and friends will have time to purchase tickets if they wish to attend.
The award categories are as follows:
The Unsung Hero: This person has silently volunteered their time to perform an act that has helped our community or individual in our community.
The Lifetime Achievement Award: This person has been in our community for a majority of their lifetime and has contributed throughout their life to making Louisville a great place to live.
Outstanding School Volunteer: This person volunteers countless hours to our school and helps make the school a better place for teachers and students alike.
Business Person of the Year: The person owns or works at a business in Louisville and through that business encourages Louisville volunteerism and community growth.
L.O.V. Award – This is an all encompassing award that should go to a person that volunteers for numerous activities and is that person you can always count on to never say NO when you need someone to help out.
The person submitting the nomination may remain anonymous however, everyone who makes a nomination will have their name in a drawing for a GREAT prize. Questions, call Dee at the city office 234-7705.
Louisville Yearbooks 64, 65, 66
I have three Louisville Lion Yearbooks 64, 65 and 66 if I can find someone back there that wants them. My other choice is to donate them to the library back there. The covers are not the best but inside pages are fine. I am from Louisville but now reside in Arizona and would be happy to mail them. Please let me know if you can post something or if the library would want them.
By the way, for those who utilize Twitter, Pope Benedict will be twitting during Lent. He will send out a tweet each day of Lent for reflection. The Twitter site is www.twitter.com/
LENGENDARY FISH FRY - ITS THAT GOOD!
Louisville Kindergarten Get-Together 2012
Louisville Public Schools will host its annual Kindergarten Round-Up Parent Orientation Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 pm in the elementary computer lab and Kindergarten Round-Up on Friday, March 23 in the kindergarten rooms. All children who will be five years of age on or before July 31, 2012 are eligible for enrollment in kindergarten for the 2012-2013 school year.
Letters about the orientation and round-up will be sent out to all parents of children
who are presently recorded on the school census as being old enough to enter
kindergarten in August. If anyone in the community is aware of any parents who have
children who will be entering kindergarten, are new to the district or who did not
receive letter are encouraged to contact the Louisville Elementary office at 234-4215.
City of Louisville is accepting applications for Director of Louisville Library starting in March. Position is part time, approximately 20 hours per week, some evening and Saturday hours. High school/GED necessary; some college preferred. Applicants must be able to occasionally lift 45/50 pounds, navigate stairs. Must pass typing test of at least 45 WPM, able to demonstrate computer skills (Microsoft Word/Office is a plus) and willing to learn Apollo library computer program and complete Basic Skills courses as required. Current driver’s license, organizational skills and people skills are a must. Applications and more information are available at City Office, 210 Main, Louisville, NE 402-234-7705 or at www.louisvillenebraska.com (click government tab.) Return completed applications to the City Clerk at the above address by March 9, 2012. E.O.E.
UNITED METHODIST YOUTH GROUP
WILD GAME FEED
POSTPONED TO MARCH 3RD, 5-7PM
DUE TO PLATTVIEW HIGH BOYS BASKETBALL
B.U.I.L.D. Membership Drive
Attention Louisville Area Residents:
B.U.I.L.D. would like to encourage and invite all interested citizens to become involved in our organization. B.U.I.L.D. was originally started by business owners but it has evolved into an organization that has diverse membership. Anyone who is interested in serving on a committee, helping with events, helping greet people to town, helping with the look of the town, or helping with economic development is welcome to join our organization. There are no dues or required meeting attendance, just willingness to jump in and help your neighbors.
A membership drive will be held during our regular meeting Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Time: 7:15A.M Location: Louisville Assisted Living Facility.
Please contact Terri Scholting for more information.
Terri Scholting-B.U.I.L.D. President
Annual Pinewood Derby
March 17th, 2012
Ken Marshall is the Committee Chairman for Cub Scout Pack 353 here in Louisville. The annual Pinewood Derby will be held in the elementary school gym on March 17th. One of the things he wanted to do this year was to involve more of the community than just the scouts. He says “It’s a lot of fun but he thinks he can make it even better”. It’s essentially a car race with wooden cars made from kits provided to the boys or purchased at craft stores, scout shop, etc. It’s a gravity race so they start high and roll down hill. For the boys there are chances to progress all the way to a national race. The rules are pretty strict for them. He has invited any business that wants to participate in the race to build a car of their design and choosing, and race them. There are rules to follow which he has provided. But, anything goes as far as design, etc. They can provide a kit at cost for us. It’s free to the businesses who want to come play. The boys (actually their dads) really get into the design and make some really neat cars.
For Immediate Release: Priority Designation Serves District 2
February 24, 2012, Lincoln— Senators and standing committees of the legislature were required to designate their priority bills by February 16. There are 49 senator priorities – one for each member of the body. Fourteen legislative committees and the Legislature's Executive Board each gave priority designations to two bills. The Speaker of the Legislature accepts senator requests to prioritize 25 additional proposals. Speaker Mike Flood received 60 requests, from which to make his selection this year. LB 979 to change licensure provisions under the Nebraska Pickle Card Lottery Act is a bill I introduced to solve an issue with our volunteer emergency response units. I am pleased to report that this proposal was selected as a speaker priority.
I chose LB 750 as my personal priority bill, because it offers a solution to a problem that has existed in a part of District 2 for almost four years. As introduced LB 750 would clarify that, for purposes of determining valuation for a farm home site, the acre of land under the home site cannot be compared to land in a residential subdivision. The practice of comparing these two types of land is at the heart of a controversy that has been on-going in Sarpy County since 2009. The disagreement between rural landowners and the Sarpy County assessor began that year, after the assessor raised the value of the home site acre from $10,000 to $64,000. The Sarpy County assessor explains this change as a matter of fairness and updating of valuations in a county that has increasingly urban characteristics. The affected Sarpy County landowners have filed formal protests for the past three years. They sought help from the Sarpy County Board of Equalization, the state's Tax Equalization and Review Commission, the state's Department of Revenue, the Legislature's Revenue Committee and the District 2 legislative office.
Former District 2 Senator Dave Pankonin met with Sarpy County residents and state tax officials on several occasions in an effort to identify a solution to the home site valuation problem. While Senator Pankonin was a member of the Legislature's Revenue Committee, interim study LR 350 was introduced to explore options for fixing the problem in Sarpy County without creating assessment changes for the other counties in Nebraska. When I was appointed to represent District 2 in the legislature, I received a thorough briefing on this issue. I attended the Revenue Committee's public hearing on interim study LR 350, where I met with and heard testimony from concerned Sarpy County constituents. After listening to testimony on LR 350, Revenue Committee Chairman Senator Abbie Cornett concluded that the Sarpy County situation appeared to be an unintended result of a 2008 change in the state's old greenbelt laws. Senator Cornett stated her intention to offer a solution to the problem in the current legislative session.
LB 750 was introduced on the opening day of the 2012 legislative session. I was pleased to add my name to the bill as a co-introducer. The public hearing for LB 750 was held before the Revenue Committee on January 20. I appeared before the Committee to thank the members for their willingness to consider a proposal to stop the assessment problems in Sarpy County. At the hearing Sarpy County landowners testified that they were grateful for the introduction of LB 750, but they noted that the bill might need to be modified in order to produce the desired change in the Sarpy County assessor's valuation practices. The Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Association of County Officials have worked with Senator Cornett's office and me to develop amendment language to help Sarpy County without interfering with the work of assessors in the rest of the state.
I look forward to the advancement of LB 750, with amendment language attached, to the floor for debate by the full legislature. District 2 constituents in Sarpy County have waited four years for their problem to be resolved. I believe the introduction of LB 750 and the strength my priority designation gives the bill will provide a successful conclusion to a four-year problem.
I am always interested in hearing your comments by mail, phone or email.
Senator Paul Lambert
State Capitol, PO Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Adoption fee on all animals is $60. This includes spay/neuter and vaccinations.
Microchips are an additional $25 (well worth it).
Adult Cats are always a free adoption to Senior Citizens!
Animal Shelter - 402-298-8235
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
3/14/2012, 9:00 am- 2:00 pm, Conestoga High School, PO Box 40, Murray
3/15/2012, 2:30 pm- 7:00 pm, Elmwood-Murdock High School, 300 Wyoming, Murdock
Saturday, March 17th - Louisville Senior Center - 6:30 am-12:00 noon
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