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Happy March Plattsmouth Readers!

 

 

Don't forget to "Spring Ahead" your clocks this weekend!

 

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  2012 Elections

 

As many of you know, the Primary Election is just around the corner.

The Primary Election is May 15, 2012.

If you need to get registered to vote, or need to update your voter registration (CLICK HERE)

The Election Office, now located at 201 Main Street, is now accepting Early Voting Applications for the upcoming Primary Election.  These can be obtained by a number of ways. 

  • You could take a trip to downtown Plattsmouth, and visit the new office.  While there you can fill out your request.
  • You could call 402-296-9309 and request a form to be mailed to you.
  • Lastly, you can visit the Cass County Website and download a form.  (CLICK HERE) 

The filing deadlines have passed, to see a FULL listing of filed candidates, visit the Cass County Election webpage.  (CLICK HERE)

 


 

 

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For Immediate Release: Co-Introduction Lends Support to Legislative Proposals

 

In addition to the six bills I personally introduced this year, I am a co-introducer for 21 other proposals. By “signing-on” to a bill introduced by another senator or a committee, a co-introducer makes it known that he or she supports the bill. A co-introducer may initiate the process of adding his or her name to the bill. The bill’s primary introducer can also seek support from co-introducers to demonstrate the bill’s strength, even before it has a public hearing or is scheduled for floor debate. The legislature's rules require bills introduced by committees to be signed by a majority of the committee members. Eight of the bills, on which my name appears, were offered by committees on which I serve. Thirteen of the bills, to which I added my name, were introduced by other senators, and I chose to lend support to the proposals.

 

I added my name to LB 926 by Senator Annette Dubas. This proposal would require a minimum base rate for foster care payments to bring Nebraska's payments in line with the rest of the country, lessen the attrition of foster parents in Nebraska and provide more stable care to foster children in this state. After privatization of foster care services was instituted in 2009, payments for the care of state wards fluctuated dramatically. The bill would respond to this situation by requiring a base pay rate for foster parents. LB 926 was amended into one of the five child welfare reform bills that moved through the first round of floor debate this week. The amended version of the bill would require the Department of Health and Human Services to convene a Foster Care Reimbursement Rate Committee to develop a statewide standard reimbursement rate structure. It would also create temporary compensation increases by adding an additional stipend of $3.10 per day per child from July 1, 2012 though June 30, 2013, or until the Rate Committee completes its duties.

 

I am a co-introducer of LB 903 – a bill by District 45 Senator Abbie Cornett. This proposal would exempt sports events or leagues for youth under 19 from sales taxes. LB 903 was introduced in response to a decision last fall by the Department of Revenue to tax youth sports participation. The original provisions of LB 903 were amended into the Revenue Committee's priority bill LB 727, which was advanced from General File this week. Before the bill was moved, the tax exemption was amended to include sports participants who are 19 or older when they play in statewide, multisports events.

 

The recent issuing of contracts by the Department of Health and Human Services for child welfare privatization without verification of the cost for services led to the introduction of LB 765. I co-introduced the bill. LB 765 would require the department to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of any contracts valued at $25 million or more with providers of medical, behavioral or developmental services, and child care or child welfare services. LB 765 would add an important safeguard when state funds are awarded for social service contracts.

 

LB 990, a bill by Lincoln Senator Tony Fulton, includes my name as a co-introducer. This bill would require the display of Nebraska's state flag and the United States flag in all public school classrooms by the beginning of the 2012-13 school year. It would also require the leading of all students, who choose to participate, in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance every day that school is in session. The fiscal impact of LB 990 would result from the costs associated with the purchase and maintenance of flags by all public K-12 and post secondary educational institutions. These costs may be a factor in whether or not LB 990 is advanced for debate this year.

 

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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The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley held its annual volunteer recognition and awards banquet on Saturday, February 25th.  Nearly one hundred people attended the event which began with a complimentary meal provided by the Lofte's Board of Directors.


The Dale Crosby Awards were given to those individuals who showed outstanding service to the Lofte during 2011.  The honor is named after long-time Lofte chairman, Dale Crosby of Weeping Water whose dedication to the Lofte was an inspiration to others.  David Willingham of Plattsmouth was honored for his technical contributions to the Lofte.  Mr. Willingham ran lights and soundboard for three of the Lofte's five productions last year.  Joyce Sporhase of Tecumseh received the Outstanding Usher award.  Mike Bose of Avoca received the top award for Overall Outstanding Volunteer for his many contributions at the theater including landscaping, maintenance and popping popcorn.   


Elections were held for the Lofte's Board of Directors.  Serving on the board for 2012 are Dee Arias, Jamion Biesterfeld, Lynn Plucknett and Anne Riha all from Louisville; Millard Carnes and Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth; Jean Colbert and Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water; David Hibler and Kevin Holdorf of Manley, Linda Dabbs and Ken Patry of Omaha, Jeff Johnston and Tim Sorensen of Elmwood; Jean Wymore of Syracuse, Silvia Conley of Papillion and Anne Pope of Eagle. 


Artistic Director Kevin Colbert reminded attendees that shows for the Lofte's 2012 season are, "The Sunshine Boys," "Singin' In The Rain," "Almost, Maine," "Whose Wives Are They Anyway?" and "Christmas at Leon's."  Mr. Colbert went on to announce his play selections for 2013 which were, "The Dixie Swim Club," "The Producers," "The Boys Next Door," "Church Basement Ladies," and "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever."


Board Chairman Anne Pope thanked everyone for attending and for the many volunteer hours that they donate to the Lofte each and every year.  She went on to say that she hoped to see everyone back at the Lofte for the new season which begins in May.

 

 


 

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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!

ADOPTION APPLICATION

Animal Shelter - 402-298-8235

  


 

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Greenblatt & Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series features a concert of Irish music on Sunday, March 11, at 2:30 PM.   Greenblatt & Seay & Friends will be singing and playing a variety of instruments, including fiddle, pennywhistle, guitar, hammered dulcimer, and banjo. Traditional Irish tunes will be featured, along with some Greenblatt & Seay originals inspired by the great Irish traditions.

Greenblatt & Seay have been playing and singing together since the night they met, decades ago.  Their performance on March 11 will include the championship fiddling styles of Deborah Greenblatt, and the fancy whistle-playing of David Seay.

The concert will be followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with the performers.  Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur,  one mile south of Highway 34.  Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students & seniors, and $1.00 for children.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, log on to www.greenblattandseay.com, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." data-mce-href="mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990.  Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.

 

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The Tenth Annual Nebraska  American String Teachers Association Fiddle Tune Composition Contest

This event inspires fiddlers everywhere to compose their own tunes, and supports the cause of string education throughout
the great state of Nebraska.

1st PLACE: $100.00  2nd PLACE: $50.00  3rd PLACE:  $25.00

Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2012.  The winners will be announced on May 26, 2012, during the Monumental Fiddling Championship held at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. The winning compositions will be performed at the Monumental Fiddling Championship & Acoustic Band Contest, and printed in Stringing Along, the journal of the Nebraska Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

For the 2012 contest rules and guidelines, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." data-mce-href="mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information about the Nebraska American String Teachers Association, log on to the web site at www.neasta.org.

Greenblatt & Seay Publications, in Avoca, Nebraska is a proud Sponsor  of the Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition
Contest

The 2012 Contest Rules and Guidelines:

1. Each submission should be an original composition which must be unpublished and composed after March
31, 2011.

2. Composers may submit more than one tune, but only one prize will be awarded to any one composer.

3. Four copies of the music must be submitted via computer generated sheet music, or hand-written sheet
music.

4. The composer should include their name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and the title of the piece.

5. The entry fee of $20.00 should be sent in at the time of submission. Checks should be payable to Nebraska
ASTA.

6. If you wish to receive written evaluation of your tune by the judges, include a stamped, self-addressed
envelope with your entry.

7. Nebraska ASTA assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to works submitted.

8. Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2012.

9. Send your entry to Deborah Greenblatt, The Old Schoolhouse, PO Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska,68307-0671.
The composer is responsible for keeping a copy of  their work, as well as for copyrighting their tune.

10. The composer understands that if their tune is one of the winners, Nebraska ASTA has permission to have
the piece performed on May 26, 2012, in Beatrice, Nebraska, as well as permission to reprint the tune in
Stringing Along, the newsletter of Nebraska ASTA.

Greenblatt & Seay Publications, in Avoca, Nebraska is a proud Sponsor  of the Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition
Contest
For more information about the Nebraska American String Teachers Association, log on to the web site at www.neasta.org.

 


 

 

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Kitchen Witches

Opens at Mahoney


KBC Productions will be opening its spring production of "The Kitchen Witches" at Mahoney State Park's Kountze Theater on Saturday, March 10.  Isobel and Dolly are two middle-aged cable TV cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for years.  When circumstances put them together on the same TV show, the insults are flung harder than the food! 


Starring in the production as the two feisty food flingers are Shari Hoelker of Omaha and Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth.  Cory Misek of Lincoln plays Dolly's long-suffering son.  Marikita Saure of Lincoln is also in the show.  The play is directed by Kevin Colbert.


Show dates for the production are March 10, 11, 16-18, 23-25, 30, 31, April 1, 7, 13-15, 20 and 22.  Curtain time is 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.  Sunday performances are 2pm matinees.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children.  Please call (402)944-2523 ext 7122 for reservations. 


KBC productions also noted that the "Mahoney Grill" is now open.  The park's restaurant is under new management with a new menu.  Those that attend the shows will now have the opportunity to try the new fare before or after the play.

 

IMGP0849Shari Hoelker of Omaha and Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth star as two bitter cooking-show rivals in
"The Kitchen Witches" at Mahoney State Park.

 


**Many of you don't know, but within the next 2 weeks,

we are expecting a new addition to our family.  

I am hoping to stay on top of posting your upcoming events,

but just in case I miss a week, I apologize in advance.**

~Kendra, Your Plattsmouth Newsletter Editor~ 

 

 

 

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