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This Friday 2/27 will be a very special night!

This evening of awards, and feasting will feature a very special guest speaker in our first ever L.O.V. Banquet

B.U.I.L.D. is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been nominated to receive one of the first annual L.O.V. Awards.

(Louisville Outstanding Volunteer)

Andy Jackman

Carol Alley

Karrie Wockenfuss

Dee Arias

Stephanie Wolcott

Marian Johnson

Louisville Fire and Rescue

Dan Henry

Jean Heim

Patsy Sawyer

Nancy McManis

Lori Pankonin

Teri Scholting

Mike Krambeck

Mandi Chubb

We will be honoring the winners

at this special catered dinner

Friday, February 27th at 7PM

at the Senior Center


Main Street Café will be catering dinner!

The Banquet will be held this coming Friday evening, Feb 27th at the Louisville Senior Center , time is 7:00PM. 
I know that you won't want to miss out!  It's sure to be a great night out for everyone!  We are having a fabulous dinner, a great speaker & an exciting awards ceremony!  Main Street Cafe is doing the catering a special dinner just for us! 
For lent there is a meatless entree available on request
(please let us know when you get tickets)
Tickets are available at the Louisville city office, prices are $10.00 per individual or $17.00 per couple. 
  We will see you Friday!!  Bring a friend!!

If you have a few moments this week, please stop in and wish Paul McManis farewell!

He is closing his Louisville Antiques business after many years. 

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Paul has been a great asset to our community and he will be greatly missed!

did offer for BUILD to have an open house for him and he declined, however, Nancy and I discussed it and we both felt that it would be nice to have just a few pop in (informally) to wish him well!

Saturday, Feb 28th will be his last day.

Thank You,

Terri Scholting-BUILD President

 From the Office of

For Immediate Release: New Responsibilities 

February 20, 2009, Lincoln—What a difference a couple of years makes in the Nebraska Legislature. The first month of the One Hundred First Legislature, First Session, is behind us. Bill introduction concluded on January 21st, and public hearings before the Legislature’s standing committees are underway. 

Because the full effects of term limits have now been implemented, only eleven of Nebraska’s 49 senators have served for more than two years. Leadership responsibilities in introducing bills and becoming committee chairs have made this a very different experience for me as compared to my freshman year in 2007. 

During my first year, I introduced four bills. This year I am the principal introducer of 15 bills. My legislative colleagues have elected me to three new positions. I was selected to be one of the 12 senators on the Committee on Committees. This group meets on the first day of the session to place senators on the fourteen standing committees. There is an established procedure, through which committee members are assigned based on the geographic area they represent, plus their personal interests and professional expertise. There is also some politics involved to balance committee perspectives on the issues. I think our efforts were successful, and the committees, with many new members, are already functioning well.  

I was elected by the Unicameral body to chair the Nebraska Retirement Systems Committee. Seven members of my legislative class of 24 were elected, with just two years of experience, to chair standing committees. I was also elected by the Health and Human Services Committee to serve as its vice chairperson. 

The duties of a committee chairman include setting the schedule of bills to be heard in each public hearing, presiding over the hearings, helping committee members to understand the purpose and consequences of the bills, making sure that all sides of each issue are presented fairly, defending the committee’s decision during floor debate, and trying to minimize surprises for the committee and the entire legislative body. Committee leadership also involves staying abreast of court decisions, the activities of interested or affected parties, and what other states are doing with regard to issues, for which the committee is responsible. A chairman should also identify and facilitate learning opportunities for the committee, so members understand as much as possible about the policy areas they will influence. 

The Nebraska Retirement Systems Committee is served by a committee clerk and a legal counsel. Denise Leonard is the committee clerk. Denise joined my legislative staff as an administrative assistant in September 2007. In her new role, Denise is the recording secretary for the Committee. She prepares notices of hearings, maintains notebooks for Committee members, makes tape recordings of the Committee’s public hearings, prepares hearing notes for the legislative transcribers, assists in the preparation of committee reports and committee statements, and makes arrangements for interim study hearings in the Capitol, and, if need be, at sites throughout the state. 

Kate Allen is the Committee’s legal counsel. Kate came to the Legislature in 1985. She served as a legislative aide, until she became a policy advisor to former Governor Ben Nelson in 1991. Kate returned to the Legislature in 1993 where she worked, most recently, for former Omaha Senator Don Priester. When I was elected last month to chair the Nebraska Retirement Systems Committee, Kate agreed to serve as the Committee’s counsel. In her new role, Kate conducts legal research, analyzes policy issues, drafts bills and amendments for the Committee and its members, and summaries legislative bills before public hearings and floor debate. She works with interest groups and state agencies, and responds to inquires concerning issues that fall under the Committee’s jurisdiction. 

The Nebraska Retirement Systems Committee is fortunate to have such talented and competent staff to help us fulfill our responsibilities. 

I appreciate the opportunity you have given me to represent District 2 in the Nebraska Legislature.

      We welcome your contacts by mail, phone or email.

      Senator Dave Pankonin

      State Capitol

      PO Box 94604

      Lincoln, NE 68509

      (402) 471-2613



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Each year the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley honors its volunteers and patrons with a meeting and a special reunion.  This year, the Lofte will be holding its annual meeting on Saturday, February 28th at 6 pm.   Anyone who has volunteered, donated or has a special interest in the future of the theater is encouraged to attend.
While the purpose of the gathering is primarily to announce financials, report on ticket sales and elect board members, the evening usually takes on the form of an extended family reunion.  Friends who haven't seen each other since the summer months are eager to catch-up with one another and reminisce about past play productions.   
Artistic Director Kevin Colbert will announce schedule changes for the upcoming 2009 season, as well as share his play selections for 2010.  Special awards will be presented to outstanding volunteers for 2008.
RSVP for this event by calling the Lofte box office at (402) 234-2553 or sending an email to ticket manager Jean Colbert at LofteTickets@Lofte.com 

The Lofte Community Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization supported in part by The Cooper Foundation, The Midlands Community Foundation, and the Cass County Visitors Promotion Committee.  The Lofte Community Theatre is dedicated to providing opportunities for area residents of all ages and those in surrounding communities to participate in the creation process and companionship of live theatre in rural Nebraska and to enjoy the social, artistic, and educational benefits of this art
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Application Deadline: March 1, 2009


Customer Service Advisor

Copple Chevrolet - GMC, Inc., a leader in providing customers with an exceptional automotive sales and service experience has an outstanding opportunity for a customer service advisor.  Must be self motivated with exceptional communication skills.
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Writing service repair orders.
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From the Editor
The Power of We
Volunteers Recognized Friday

Community Is Worth the Effort
This is the first year, of the L.O.V. Awards and this Friday we are going to recognize the folks that tend to shy away from recognition.
It is easy to find evidence of pride and commitment here in Louisville, most of that is contributed directly or indirectly by our many volunteers.
Not all Communities are as fortunate as Louisville
Friday, is a focused effort to recognize that Volunteer Energy in Louisville with the first ever L.O.V. Awards
(Louisville Outstanding Volunteer)
Please come and have a special Catered Dinner from the Main Street Cafe , listen to our Guest Speakers, Salute our Volunteers and Feel the LOV
  Patience, My Friend
Looks like we are all going to need some Patience
I have decided this is my greatest fault, and a more patient person would have more patience.
Patient people seem to be happier,
more satisfied and more optimistic folks.
I set out to find a quick way to learn patience.
Like most American's I want it right now.
Took me 20 minutes on the internet to find something.
Learn Patience, Instantly - No Money Down!!
HEY! Now, we are talking! 
They wanted a credit card, ..I said Nuts to that.
Anyways, the help page asked me to email them.
No WAY! Like I have time to wait on an email. Shhhssh!
You would think that the least they could do is provide an online Chat link.
So I called and some dude in Bangalore answered. He told me that all the councilors were at lunch, and asked me if I would please to mind very to waiting a while......
I hear that the Ricketts bought the Chicago Cubs recently. What do you think; the Omaha Cubs? Maybe! Hurry the Heck Up! 
Next week, I am going to finally unveil my plans to build the John-u-ment. This would be the largest ever statue to honor humility. I don't think anyone has ever constructed such a monumental monument to humility, and I guess I am just about as humble as they come, so why the heck not?
I never got any real traction on my proposal for Louisville to have the worlds largest American Flag. Way too expensive, even given the opportunity for tourist revenue that we would see, not just Louisville, but Cass County etc. People taking an exit off of I-80 to get some pictures, souveniers - a T-Shirt. They could make a stop at  the Air Museum and get an F-117 Model and drive home with their I Saw the World's Tallest American Flag bumper sticker.
Oh Well, maybe we will get to be a tourist destination with
the worlds largest Monument to Humility!!
Just have to have some patience!
Having Fun and Waiting on Cubbies South of the River
Computer John