L ittle town, nestled by a wide river
O utside of Omaha on a highway named Fifty and
U nder a brilliant blue sky, next to blue waters of nearby lakes and
I rresistible to many passerbys.
S ituated in a beautiful, lush part of Nebraska, home of the LIONS and loud trains
V eiled in the river's fog and the smoky screen of twirling wafts of tower's smoke,
I realize how much this little place really means to me, how I
L ove the looks, the people, and the coziness of this little town of
L ouisville, a place I am
E lated to call my home.
- Paula Anderson
Check out the Avoca Schoolhouse!
The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will
celebrate the seventeenth annual Play-the-Recorder Month in March by
offering a Beginning Recorder Workshop on Saturday, March 13, from 1 PM
- 3 PM. Deborah Greenblatt, Master Artist with the Nebraska Arts
Council, and member of the American Recorder Society, will lead the
workshop. Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited.
The $30.00 fee includes an instruction book, and a soprano recorder.
Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited. For more
information, call 402-275-3221, or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Founded in 1939, the American Recorder Society is celebrating 70 years of service to its members and constituents--all recorder players including amateurs to leading professionals, students to teachers. It has some 130 chapters and consorts in the U.S. and Canada, where its membership base is over 2200, plus 130 members in 28 other countries.
Play-the-Recorder Month grew out of an event staged as part of an "ARS 50" anniversary celebration, during which members all over the world played a recorder piece simultaneously on April 1, 1989. Play-the-Recorder Day was first officially held in 1992, and then expanded to Play-the-Recorder Month the following year.
The ARS office in St. Louis, Mo, may be contacted at 314966-4082, or Recorder@AmericanRecorder.org, or through the ARS web site, www. AmericanRecorder.org.
Mon. Jan. 25th: Swiss Steak, Soup - Cook's Choice
Tues. Jan. 26th: Hot Turkey Dinner, Soup - Beefy Noodle
Wed. Jan. 27th: Meatloaf Dinner, Soup - Pizza Soup
Thurs. Jan. 28th: Taco Platter, Soup - Chicken Corn Chowder
Fri. Jan. 29th: Runza Cassarole, Soup - French Onion
Walleye on Friday Night!!
GOT GROUNDHOG DAY
Unadilla is the Groundhog Capital of Nebraska! (Click on the link for more details!)
Did you know...
FEBRUARY is 4-H Month!
"I pledge my head to clearer thinking.
My heart to great loyalty.
My hands to larger service.
And my health to better living.
For my club, my community, my country and my world."
Interested in learning about YOUR past?
Check out this opportunity!
is right around the corner! Why not spend it with someone you love?
Radon Action Month
Military Spouses Residency Relief Act
in Senator Pankonin's following letter:
A Quieter Beginning
The One Hundred First Legislature, Second Session began with a more moderate pace than I have previously experienced.
In the first seven days of the 2010 session, about 275 new bills were introduced. Clerk of the Legislature Patrick O'Donnell noted that 500 bills are usually proposed in a 60-day session. All new bills must be introduced by the tenth legislative day, so we probably won't reach the average bill count this year. Fewer proposals probably result from the legislature's desire to manage the state budget without spending increases.
Twice during my first three years in office, the legislative session began with the swearing in of a large class of newly elected or re-elected senators and the body's selection of members to serve in leadership positions. The only changes required for the 2010 session were actually addressed last fall during the budget-cutting special session. In November District 10 Senator Bob Krist arrived to replace former Senator Mike Friend. Senator Friend resigned his legislative seat in order to accept a gubernatorial appointment to a new state position. Senator Friend's departure also created a leadership vacancy for the Urban Affairs Committee. The Committee's Vice Chair Senator Amanda McGill from Lincoln was elected in November to chair the Committee through the 2010 legislative session.
The quieter beginning this year has allowed a little more time for me to review the vast array of information that state senators receive. Individuals and organizations in Nebraska and throughout the United States provide senators with details about specific events, as well as research and perspectives on policy issues. Here are two examples of news reports I received last week.
From the Department of Health and Human Services came news that the governor proclaimed January as Radon Action Month. Most people know that smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, but they may not know that nonsmokers are also susceptible to the disease. Exposure to radon can lead to lung cancer, and it is the primary cause for nonsmokers. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that approximately 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year are due to radon exposure. Radon is a colorless, odorless, naturally occurring gas that originates in the soil and builds to dangerous levels in homes. In Nebraska 50 percent of radon tests conducted yield elevated levels of radon. For nonsmokers, the best way to reduce risk of lung cancer is to test for radon, and if levels are high, to mitigate the home. Winter months are the best time for Nebraskans to test for radon, because homes are closed up and can trap the toxic gas, causing it to build to dangerous levels. The Nebraska Radon Program offers low-cost radon test kits to encourage people to test their homes. Most homes with high levels of radon can be successfully treated using a standard radon mitigation system. The program provides technical assistance to those who have questions about the mitigation system.
A list of trained professionals is available at the Nebraska Radon Program website: http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/radon.
To purchase a short-term radon test kit for $5, send a check or money order with name and mailing address to: Nebraska Radon Program, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509.
State Tax Commissioner Doug Ewald announced the Department of Revenue's implementation of the federal Military Spouses Residency Relief Act (MSRRA). For spouses who are residents of the same state as the military servicemember, the income earned by the spouse while accompanying the servicemember to Nebraska is only taxable in the spouse's state of legal residence. This change is effective beginning with the 2009 tax year. The income earned for services performed in Nebraska by the spouse, who is a legal resident of a state other than Nebraska, is exempt from Nebraska income tax if: 1. The servicemember is present in Nebraska solely in compliance with military orders, 2. the spouse is in Nebraska solely to be with the servicemember, and 3. the spouse is a legal resident in the same state as the servicemember. All three conditions must be met to qualify for the exemption. More complete information is available on the department's web site at www.revenue.ne.gov
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.
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Thank you for your patience as I learn to manuever through the innerworkings of the Louisville Newsletter! I am excited to be your new editor, but it will take me some time before everything feels "up to par." As always, if you have news or Louisville happenings you would like to see included, please e-mail me at: Editor@louisvillenebraska.com
Paula Anderson--Louisville Newsletter Editor