Lambert Welcomes New Opportunity to Serve
In October my public service career changed dramatically when I was honored to receive the call from Governor Dave Heineman appointing me to serve you as the next state senator from Legislative District 2. My service on the city council and as mayor of Plattsmouth will provide a solid foundation serving constituents in my new role as your state senator.
In just the past two months – during the special session – I have met hundreds of people and gained knowledge about the legislative process that will give me a head start moving into the next legislative session beginning in January of 2012. I really enjoy meeting and working with new people, and that is important to be effective in the legislature. To those of you who already know me, this disclosure will come as no surprise. To those of you whom I have yet to meet, I hope you quickly realize that I am truly interested in learning about what you think and what is important to you. As the people I represent in the legislature, you, the citizens of District 2, are very important to me. I believe we will often agree on the issues that affect our district and the entire state.
I was welcomed warmly by my colleagues when the legislature convened in special session last month. I am getting to know the senators as individuals and elected representatives of the people in their respective districts. Each senator has loyalty to and responsibility for his or her own district, but that must be tempered with the best interest of the entire state. Listening to your concerns while establishing trust and building strong working relationships with my colleagues will be of utmost importance during the 2012 legislative session.
The work of state senators is supported by dedicated legislative personnel. Essential support comes from the staff and offices that serve the legislature. I have met and worked with some of these fine folks already. I know I will continue to benefit from their assistance to help me become an even more effective member of the legislative body.
Each state senator has up two staff people to help with constituent services and assist with legislative responsibilities. Sherrie Geier is my senior legislative aide. Sherrie will soon begin her 12th year with the legislature and many of you already know her from her work with my outstanding predecessor Senator Dave Pankonin. This month Darlene Howsden came on board as my administrative assistant. Darlene is new to the legislature and to state government. I look forward to you having the opportunity to meet and work with her.
From an early age I learned to value hard work and respect public service. I know that my performance as a state senator will require hard work from me and from everyone who provides support to me. I thoroughly enjoyed my civic duties in Plattsmouth and I am energized by the challenges that lie ahead for me as the new representative for our legislative district. It is said that having goals gives one's life greater purpose. My primary goal will always be to leave our district and this state better than I found it.
I am interested in hearing your comments by mail, phone or email.
Senator Paul Lambert
PO Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
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“Dad’s Christmas Miracle” Playing at Mahoney State Park
KBC Productions is partnering with Eugene T. Mahoney State Park for its 19th winter theater season with the winter production of “Dad’s Christmas Miracle”." Written by Pat Cook, this funny and heart-warming story revolves around Connor Murphy (Dustin Reckling Louisville) who wants a go-cart for Christmas. He and his pals, Tater (Peter Reckling Louisville) and Neil (Matt Rothgeb, Omaha) try to get to the end of the school semester being good boys in hopes of getting what they want for Christmas. However, report cards and the annual Christmas Pageant stand in their way.
Hysterical situations abound in this loving memory of Yuletide charm back when if you had a dollar it was more money than you knew what to do with; if you had an hour to play, it seemed forever, and the best time in the whole world had to be Christmas. Artistic Director Kevin Colbert says, “This is great fun for the whole family!”
Other cast members include: Doug Rothgeb, (Omaha), Dave and Hope Hibler, Keylee Ezell, (Manley), Andrew DeBrie, Emma Gauthier and Brenda Jones (Louisville). The production runs December 16, 17, 18, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30PM and Sundays are at 2PM. Ticket prices are $10 for Adults and $8 for Children 12 and under. For reservations call the park at 402-944-2523 Ext. 7122.
Pictured in photo: Front - Keylee Ezell, Emma Gauthier. On Sofa - Brenda Jones, Dave Hibler, Hope Hibler, Standing - Dustin Reckling, Peter Reckling, Matt Rothgeb. Back - Doug Rothgeb.
"Christmas Survival Guide" Opens at Lofte
The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley will open its holiday Christmas musical, "Christmas Survival Guide," on Saturday December 3. Written by James Hindman and Ray Roderick with music by John Glaudini, this show is a musical revue that takes a wry look at what can be a very stressful season. Armed with a copy of a new book, "A Christmas Survival Guide," the characters charge into the holiday searching for the true meaning of the holiday.
Artistic Director Kevin Colbert described the show as a "Perry Como Christmas special with lots of songs and comedy sketches that will keep audience members entertained and laughing out loud." Starring in the show are Brandy Palatas and Allison Tiller of Omaha; Dan Hendrickson, Benjiman Pettiford and Cory Misek of Lincoln, Cynthia West Sheldon and Janet Sorensen of Elmwood; and Anne Pope of Eagle. Musical Director is Betty Colbert and choreographer is Noelle Bohaty.
Show dates run December 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 and 18. Curtain is at 7:30pm on Thursdays through Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2pm. Ticket prices are $17. There are special rates for groups over 20 so this may be a fun alternative to the traditional holiday office party.
The Lofte is located just east of the intersection of Hwy 50 and Hwy 1 in Cass County near the village of Manley. Those inquiring about tickets may call the Lofte Box Office at (402)234-2553 or visit the Lofte website at www.Lofte.com
Pictured on Attachment: Front Row - Benjiman Pettiford, Allison Tiller, Dan Hendrickson, Brandy Palatas. Back row, Janet Sorensen, Cory Misek and Anne Pope.
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