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From Our Garden to Yours!


This is one of the most beautiful days of the year one will remember: it is early Spring of March 14, 2012, 76F degrees outside, sun feels unusually hot and the first flower of the year has opened!

 I know, I know - its too early and temperature is 30 degrees above normal for this time of the year, but all the garden junkies out there are already circling garden centers looking for vegetable seeds, lily bulbs, and buying gardening tools and gear. It will (most likely) get cold between now and May 10th, but heart wants what heart wants! So get outside and enjoy working on your flower beds, get your hands dirty, smell the sweet sent of the dirt and get your garden ready for planting :)




City of Springfield

Position Openings

Seasonal Maintenance Workers

The City of Springfield Maintenance Department has openings for
seasonal maintenance workers to assist with street repairs, road
construction, and miscellaneous maintenance projects.

*Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.
*Competitive pay based upon experience.

Please contact City Hall at 402-253-2204 or stop by 170 North 3rd Street
between the hours of 8:00 am - 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday
for additional information and to obtain an application.

Please send your resume and application to
Springfield City Hall, P.O. Box 189, Springfield, NE 68059.


Part-Time City Hall Office Assistant


• Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent

• Possess basic computer skills including proficiency in word processing,
spreadsheet and email

• Possess good written and verbal communication skills

• Have excellent customer service skills

• Have a general understanding of office technology including working
with telephones and copy/fax/scan machines

• Some experience in accounting preferred

*Competitive pay based upon experience*

Please contact City Hall at 402-253-2204 or stop by 170 North 3rd Street
between the hours of 8:00 am - 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday
for additional information and to obtain an application.

Please send your resume and application to
Springfield City Hall, P.O. Box 189, Springfield, NE 68059.




Louisville / Springfield High School Fundraiser

Sponsored by Copple Chevrolet - GMC

Copple is sponsoring, through Chevrolet, a fund raising event for Louisville and Platteview Schools.  Each test drive is worth $50.00 and each school can earn up to a $1500.00 total.


The test drive event date is March 24, Saturday, from 11 – 3, and Copple will also have hot dogs and chips, and possibly door prizes.












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 



Bulldogs Bar & Grill

301 Nebraska St. Murdock, NE 68407

(402) 867-9191

Party Like a Leprechaun

St. Patty’s Day, Sat. March 17th

Live Music No cover charge


ShamROCKS the House

All you can eat corned beef & cabbage all day

Ladies drink for $1.00 7pm-10:30pm

Hourly give-a-ways start at 8pm


Warrior Dash comes to Louisville June 9 & 10


Red Frog event, the Warrior Dash, is coming to Louisville, Nebraska on June 9th and 10th. Over 18,000 people are expected to participate!

Welcome to the world's largest running series. Warrior Dash lands in Nebraska for the first time in 2012 where 12 obstacles from hell await you along this 3.33 mile course. Are you a Warrior?


Madcow Paintball
11212 Cedar Creek Rd.
Louisville, NE 68037

 Read More here: http://www.warriordash.com/register2012_nebraska.php








Louisville Outstanding Volunteer



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.

Or fill out online form > click here







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.




2012 Events at Art Chicks


            March 30th & 31st- Free Craft Make & Take, Easter Bonnet Parade 31st

      April 14-Purse Swap

      April 27th & 28th Friday Saturday- Spring Flea Market

      May 11th & 12th- Special Day Out for Moms with free make and take art project

      May 26th- Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

      June 9rd Cocktails in the Garden with Plant & Garden Junk Sale, Plant Swap

      July 29th Sunday 9 to 4: Flea Market and Old Fashioned Dessert Festival/Car show

      September 24th Saturday Chocolate Festival-chocolate themed meal and treats at all the shops

      October All Month Long-shopping bonanza!  Punch card, visit all the local participating stores and enter to win a drawing for shopping spree worth over $300.00.

      October 29th Saturday: Witches Brew Party -11:00 and 1:00  is our grand celebration of everything Halloween! Two blocks full of music, dancing, broom ceremonies, fortune telling and much more.  Free gift to those who dress up.  Saturday 2:30 Little Witches in Training Party  Bring your little ones to a special 2:30 seating to celebrate Halloween and all its glory. Come in costume and learn about Halloween traditions, make believe fun and dancing

      November 12th- Holiday Open House & Art Chicks Lunchorama  Stop in and see all the new Holiday decor and Gifts in over 5 shops. Husker items, jewelry, purses, kitchen goods, baby and kids too.  Reserve your table for 2 or 52 and enjoy a show of the latest jewelry for the season from several designers and handmade gifts from local artisans.

      December 3rd Ringing in the Season All of Louisville will be bustling with the sounds and activities of the season. Kids Shopping with children’s luncheon at 2:30 Bring your little one and they can shop and wrap presents for Christmas surprises for everyone on their list.

      December Holiday Camp - Ladies, time to learn some new tricks to make your holiday prep easier. Spend time in Camp gaining the skills to “do it all” or at least laugh so much the stress disappears.

Visit coopandfeathers.blogspot.com and louisvilleartchicks.com for more details.

Art Chicks 402-234-2669





For Immediate Release: Educational Opportunities for Nebraska Students

March 9, 2012, Lincoln— Many legislative proposals affect education in our state. Understanding the views of students, parents and educators in District 2 helps me to vote responsibly. Since January I have participated in many  events aimed at providing information about specific initiatives and educational needs in general. These activities are interesting and beneficial to me as a state senator.

Some of the most enjoyable experiences I have as a state senator come from my interaction with students. In January I attended a graduation ceremony in the district for D.A.R.E - the highly acclaimed program that gives young people the skills they need to avoid drugs and violence. The Nebraska Library Association provides senators with a new book for their hometown library. I was pleased to present the book I received to the Plattsmouth Library, where I read to a delightful group of children earlier this month.

Last month I visited with District 2 families, who came to Lincoln for Home School Day at the Capitol. This week I welcomed school groups from Eagle Elementary and Hayward Elementary in Nebraska City. My staff reports that fourth grade classes from across the state will visit the Capitol through the end of the school year. The Nebraska Department of Education requires that, by fourth grade, students in our public schools will have studied Nebraska history, civics and government. A tour of the Capitol and the chance to visit the legislature enhances classroom learning. The legislature supports the state’s fourth grade curriculum with a publication entitled Unicam Kids. I am pleased to provide this book to all of the elementary students who visit the home of their state government.

District 3 Senator Scott Price and I recently hosted a discussion about the Nebraska Legislature with ASSE exchange students from Germany, France, Italy and Sweden. These students, like most of the high school and college students who visit the legislature, want to learn about the legislative process, or advocate for or against policy issues. I received information about two upcoming events, both of which offer opportunities for students to develop and practice advocacy skills.

High school students can take on the role of state senators at the Unicameral Youth Legislature on June 10-13. Student senators gather at the Capitol to sponsor bills, conduct hearings, debate legislation and discover the unique process of the nation’s only unicameral legislature. The Unicameral Youth Legislature gives behind-the-scenes access to students, who have an interest in public office, government, politics, law, public policy, debate or public speaking. Students learn about the legislature directly from staff and senators. State senators often address the students at this conference and find that the young people who attend the event are eager to learn and discuss new ideas.

The Legislature’s website at www.nebraskalegislature.gov/education/unicamyouth.php provides information about this program. Early bird registration is available until April 15. The registration deadline for the 2012 Unicameral Youth Legislature is May 15.

The Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI) is celebrating its 41st anniversary in 2012. NAYI offers high school students an opportunity to learn about the agricultural industry, develop leadership skills, and practice critical thinking and decision-making at a summer program in Lincoln. This year the dates for the Institute are July 9-13.

The NAYI is coordinated by the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council (NAYC). The Council includes 18 college-age men and women, who are selected to educate Nebraska high school students about the importance of the agricultural industry to our state. This year NAYC member Melissa Keyes, a District 2 constituent from Springfield, is one of two head counselors.

If you are a high school junior or senior this year, the NAYI can provide you with an opportunity to make a difference in agriculture. Applications are now available on-line at www.agr.ne.gov/nayi The registration deadline for the 2012 Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute is April 15.

I am always interested in hearing your comments by mail, phone or email.
    Senator Paul Lambert
    State Capitol, PO Box 94604
    Lincoln, NE 68509
    (402) 471-2613
















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