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Your Louisville Library Board
 
The Louisville Library recently completed a survey to help us to assist our patrons better.  Many of you stated you would be interested in helping out at the library by volunteering your time! 
 
The Library Board appreciates all of your offers and are now going to take you up on it!!  Please contact the librarian during our open hours if you would like to volunteer your time or also if you would be interested in starting a story time at 234-6265. 
 
We have many new books in the library along with many newer donations.  We have the newest James Patterson, Stephenie Meyer, Kristin Hannah and John Grisham along with donations from the same authors as well as many by Robert Ludlum, Jeffery Deaver, and Robin Lee Hatcher, just to name a few! 
 
Don't forget that Craft Saturday is the 1st Saturday of every month at 9:30am.  Bring your kids in for a fun craft!
 
The Library is also still hosting a monthly scrapbooking session on the last Thursday of every month, from 6pm to 10pm.  We already have one scrapbooking club that meets here monthly!  Come on down, bring a friend and enjoy an evening of scrapbooking. 
 
While you are in the library, take some time to fill out a suggestion form.  These are located in the front of the library on the counter.  The Louisville Library Board and Librarian are interested in hearing from you and all of your great suggestions.  Our survey was a small part in serving our community better and the suggestion box will continue that open line of communication.
 
With Spring just around the corner, we are already thinking ahead to Summer and with that will be our Summer Reading Program.  More details will follow, so check in!!
 
We hope you will visit your Library soon!
 
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Louisville's B.U.I.L.D. GROUP (Businesses United In Louisville's Development) would like to invite you to join us in our Annual Spring Parade-one of the largest in the area
 
Date: Saturday, May 16th
 
Time: 1:00 PM - Line up at Noon on Cherry St
 
We encourage participation by businesses
as well as churches, schools, civic and private groups
 
We love to see imaginative floats but
welcome vehicles and walkers.
Entry forms can be found at  "louisvillenebraska.com"
under Events Click Here
 
Deadline for entries is Friday, May 8th
For questions call Dee 402-234-7705 or Nancy 402-670-9016
Along with the parade we will have entertainment on Main Street, food vendors and an art fair from 10:00 - 5:00 - an "Air Your Art In Louisville" event.
 
Our businesses will be open for shopping and restaurants
invite you to stop in for a bite to eat
 
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Bring your family and make a day of it in Downtown Louisville
 
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  Friday Fire Hall Feast

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Volunteer Fire Fighters serve 395 Dinners in 90 Minutes

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Residents claim, "Best Fish Ever!!"

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  Now it's time to Get In Shape!!

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Jazzercise Dances into Louisville

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With sparkle and dazzle Jazzercise pros Tracey Hartley, Owner Beth Morton and Sandy Melilli greet the first ever Louisville class last Saturday, 3/7/09

Grand Opening last Saturday - Big Success

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From the Office of Senator Dave Pankonin

For Immediate Release: The Nebraska Retirement Systems Committee

March 6, 2009, Lincoln—The Legislature has 14 standing committees. Each committee is responsible for processing legislation that relates to specific issues. For some, like Agriculture, Judiciary or Revenue, the committee’s focus is easy to understand. However, the purpose of the Nebraska Retirement Systems Committee may be less clear. When I was encouraged by my legislative colleagues to seek the chairmanship of this Committee, I studied its role in the Legislature and its importance to all Nebraskans. I would like to describe what I learned and why my involvement with the Committee has and will continue to require careful time and attention from me.

The Nebraska Retirement Systems Committee has six members, including a chairperson. Unlike the other standing committees which hold public hearings on specific days of the week, this Committee meets at the call of the chair. The hearings are usually scheduled during the Legislature’s noon recess. The Committee studies legislative proposals and manages bills that affect retirement systems that have been established by the state of Nebraska or its political subdivisions. The Committee has jurisdiction over three administrative entities, which manage retirement plans for the state and the laws that govern them.

The Nebraska Public Employees Retirement Systems (NPERS), under the direction of the Public Employees Retirement Board, administers plans for state, county, school and State Patrol employees, and judges. County employees are eligible to participate in the applicable retirement plan, if their county does not offer a voluntary plan. Currently the plans have over 108,000 members and assets of more than $8 billion.

The governor appoints eight members to the Public Employees Retirement Board (PERB). Six members are participants in the retirement systems, and two are at-large members who are not employees of the state of Nebraska or any of its subdivisions. The State Investment Officer serves as a non-voting member of the Board.

The state auditor conducts an annual audit of the state retirement systems and reports the findings to the Legislature. The PERB and the Nebraska Investment Council also present an annual report to the Committee on the actuarial condition of the state retirement systems. In addition actuarial reports are presented annually on each plan.

The Legislature created the Nebraska Investment Council in 1969 to provide for the centralized investment of state funds. The Council has five voting members, who are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature. The state treasurer and the executive director of the Public Employees Retirement Systems serve as non-voting members of the Council. The Council selects and the governor approves the selection of the State Investment Officer. The Council, with recommendations from the State Investment Officer, is responsible for the investment management of the assets of state funds, including those in the retirement system plans.

Because of the steep decline in financial markets that started in 2008, the Retirement and Appropriations Committees requested updated projections of the state’s obligations for the retirement plans. The analysis was conducted by Buck Consultants, which provides actuarial services for the state retirement systems. Actuarial projections are based on three market recovery scenarios – slow, modest and strong.

The state of Nebraska has a long tradition of meeting its obligations to state-administered retirement plans. Even with the recent steep decline in financial markets, current retirees will continue to get their retirement payments. During these uncertain times, state government will work with retirement plan representatives on long term sustainability issues.

The Appropriations Committee will budget some additional retirement plan state contributions based on a modest market recovery assumption. Future state obligations will depend upon actual market results, realized demographics (actual rate of retirement, the age at which people retire, etc), and potential changes in contribution rates.

In addition to our regular duties, the Committee’s legal counsel and I will begin soon to meet with plan representatives to review all options to minimize the negative financial impact to the state’s budget.

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

dpankonin@leg.ne.gov

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Community Spelling Bee Rules  Finalized

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Click Here for Printable Rules

Click Here for Printable Registration Form

WHO WANTS TO BE THE LOUISVILLE

 SPELLING BEE CHAMPION?

RULES

  1. Each team shall consist of four players. No team will be allowed to compete in the spelling bee with any number other than four players.

    1. Each team shall designate one of its members as its team captain. The team captain will be the spokesperson for the team, and will be the one team member that will communicate with the master of ceremonies.

RULES FOR EACH ROUND

  1. Two teams will compete against one another in each round.

    1. Each team will have the chance to spell 5 words per round.

    2. Once the word is presented to each team by the pronouncer, the team can converse for a period of no longer than 5 seconds to designate one team member who will attempt to spell the word. During this conversation, the team members strictly forbidden from discussion of the word and it's spelling. They are only to decide which team member will attempt to spell the word. Any violation of this rule will be enforced by the M.C. and could lead to a forfeiture of the round by team found in violation.

    3. Once the team has designated one team member to spell the word, the team captain will inform the M.C. which team member will be spelling the word.

    4. The team member is allowed to ask the pronouncer to say the word again, define it, and/or use it in a sentence. The pronouncer shall grant all such request until the pronouncer feels that the word has been made reasonably clear to the team member.

    5. The team member will have 30 seconds in which to spell the word.

    6. If the team member spells the word correctly, the team is awarded 100 points.

  1. Each team will be allowed to use one lifeline per round.

    1. There are two "lifelines" available for teams to choose from if they would like additional assistance on a word. The two lifelines are as follows:

    2. Choose a friend - In this lifeline, a contestant can choose a member of the audience to spell the word in the contestant's stead. The contestant does not have to have the audience member pre-determined or pre-authorized. Once the contestant chooses the audience member to spell the word for them, they are up to the mercy of the audience member selected and will have no more input into the spelling of the word in question. If the audience member spells the word correctly, the team will be awarded 100 points, the same amount that would have been awarded had the team member spelled the word correctly by themselves

    3. Poll the audience - In choosing this lifeline, the team member will give the M.C. authority to ask the audience to spell the word for the team member. The M.C. will tell the audience how many letters are in the word in question. Then the M.C. will ask the audience to shout out which letter is correct for each letter in the word. For example: if the word in question is ludicrous, the M.C. will announce to the audience that the word contains 9 letters. The M.C. will then ask the audience what the first letter is, followed by the second letter, third letter, and so on. The contestant will have to commit the audience's assistance to memory, as the M.C. will ask the contestant to spell the word within 15 seconds of the completion of the lifeline.

    4. No audience member who is competing in the spelling bee will be allowed to participate in a lifeline, unless they have been previously eliminated from the remainder of the competition.

    5. Each member of the audience is eligible for both lifelines. However, each member of the audience can only be chosen once to participate in the Choose a friend lifeline.

  1. If the team member spells the word incorrectly, the opposing team will have an opportunity to correctly spell the word for half the point total (50 points).

    1. In this scenario, the team attempting to steal the word, will have 15 seconds to confer as a team before the team captain (or another team member designated by the team captain) must spell the word to the M.C. During this 15 second conversation period, the team attempting to steal the word will be allowed discuss the spelling of the word.

  1. In the event of a tie score after a round, a tiebreaker would be held to determine which team would be declared the winner of the round and be allowed to advance in the competition.

    1. The tiebreaker would consist of the M.C. announcing the same word to both teams. After the word is announced, all members of both teams will be given ten seconds in which to write down the word (with its proper spelling) on a provided pad of paper.

    2. The team with the most team members spelling the word correctly will win the round and advance. In the event that there is another tie at the end of this tiebreaker, another word will be given and the team members who correctly spelled the previous word will attempt to spell the second word correctly. Team members who did not spell the previous word or any subsequent words correctly will be eliminated from the remainder of the tiebreaker in this round. The tiebreaker will continue until a winner is declared.

**Tournament brackets will drawn accordingly based on the number of entries received for the spelling bee.

**All words will be chosen from the Scripps National Spelling Bee list.

**The team that wins the tournament bracket will face a team consisting of the top 4 finishers in the Louisville Middle School Spelling Bee.

BUILD Secretary - Andy Mixan

Community Spelling BEE Official Rules Committee

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HELP WANTED:

Week of 3/09/09 Jobs Offered

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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.
 
Primary duties would include:
 
Maintaining exceptional CSI ratings.
Meeting and greeting service customers.
Writing service repair orders.
Customer follow up.
Recommending routine service maintenance.
Estimating service repair costs.
Dispatching service jobs to technicians.
Be a team leader.

E-mail resumes to donboukal@copplecars.com

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Help Wanted at the Parks
 
  Call and tell them  you saw their "help wanted" ad, on the Louisville Website

Platte River State Park

click here for todays request for help

and

Mahoney State Park

click here for todays request for help

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Register to win a $100 Gift Card
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 with all the Latest Louisville's Real Issues
Read the most recent City Council Minutes

Read  recent BUILD Meeting Minutes

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  Now, let's Snoop on the Neighbors!!

Read all our local news by clicking on:
All the Community Classified Ads are on the Left Side
All the Community Newsletters are on the
Right Side
(just click on the Editors Name)

See what's for sale, and read today's local buzz!!
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Louisville Interactive

  We built this feature to encourage you to share with the BUILD group
your ideas, observations and suggestions for a better Louisville.
Your comments and ideas are shared at the
Monthly BUILD meeting and with the City.
SAY WHAT YOU THINK!
All comments are saved, reviewed and discussed
This is a convenient chance for you to say what you think!
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We have significantly improved our Classified Section,
and the popularity of this section has grown dramatically!
We see most new listings Tues and Wed with the Weekly Newsletters.
You can now add a digital photo, and all the ads are monitored, to keep them local. The classified section, is now the most
frequently visited section of the website,
so get out there and sell something!
Click HERE !
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Anybody in Louisville can contribute
 
a story..or a Guest Editorial on pretty much
any Community subject by Clicking HERE:
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  Type your story in the little box (cut and paste it)
This represents your access to
about 1207 of your neighbors
and you don't have to pay to get your message out
(Be Aware: message content must be approved by the editor's Mom,
and she says; "If you can't says something nice, then shut up and eat!")
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A private OnLine Community for Authentic Louisville Residents Only 
Be sure and check out the Local Discussion by
going to: Click Here and clicking on "Last Week"
the top left hand side of your screen
This Forum is Secure and Available Only to Louisville Residents,
you must request an account for access call 234-2345 for assistance
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Hey, Life is Better Here!

If you are among the geographically challenged that happen to live somewhere else...

Come and Join Us! Easy as 1, 2, 3..... 4

1) Select a lot in our new Subdivision, 2) drive down and check it out,
3) get a loan eat dinner, then 4) buy some firewood!
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From the Editor
St. Patricks Day - Tuesday
Kiss Me - I'm Irish and I have a Button!

 
The Wearing of the Green
 
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I never really understood St. Patricks day. As a kid, I remember seeing people parading with their flask, a smile and their Kiss Me I'm Irish T-Shirt. I was pretty sure that some of them were faking it. There were some pretty obvious Germans, some French guys, a couple Blonde Scandanavian types.. couple Afro hair-do's.. 
They really should have some better kind of  ID than just a shirt. If you are gonna hall off and smooch somebody they better be genuine Irish for the full effect.
 
I knew that I was Irish, and no body was trying to kiss me.
 
The system is flawed
 
nobody, kiss anybody until we get this all sorted out
 
I'm not only Irish, but a Mackerel Snapper too! - the real deal, the whole sheleighly, almost a Leprechaun, I LOOK like a leprechaun and I have a button! Still no kisses.
 
Anyways, I do have a major beef:
 
Why do they have to stick St. Pattys' day right in the middle of Lent? I mean all that Corned Beef, and Green Beer is all off limits. Seems like somebody ought to think this through a little better. I probably should not bother the Pope. (sigh)
 
Well, that's ok. We're all hitting the buffet on Easter!
 
Having Fun and Looking for Frozen Shamrocks South of the River
Computer John
Editor
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