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Burt County Brass Quintet to Perform in Bancroft and Lyons This Sunday


By Gary Fugman
What could be better than a Christmas Brass Quintet concert?  A Christmas Brass Quintet concert with a Bell Choir!
Bring the whole family this Sunday, December 10 to the Neihardt Center in Bancroft at 2pm and the Lyons Library at 4pm.  There you will hear the sounds of Christmas performed by the Burt County Brass Quintet, Gary Fugman and Jim Groth, trumpets, Lisa Mutzenberger, French horn, Matt Smoot, trombone, Viktor Sundleaf, tuba and the Bancroft Melody Chimers, Nicki Sachs, Janice Daberkow, Gary Fugman, Sharon Fugman, Connie Bargman, Peggy Renz, Ruth Ann Bargman and Rachel Macklin with Ken Headlee, conductor.  Christmas favorites to be performed by the ensembles will include Silver Bells, Now is Born the Divine Christ Child, Little Drummer Boy, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Sleigh Ride, O Come, O Come Emanuel, Most of the Twelve Days of Christmas and Joy to the World.
At the Lyons Library on Sunday, refreshments will be served as the concert is a fund raiser for the Library.  Donations are encouraged.  The Burt County Brass Quintet is available for future concerts and occasions.  Please contact any member of the Quintet or call Pastor Gary Fugman at 402-349-1953 with your plans.
Enjoy the musical sounds of the season and Merry Christmas from the Burt County Brass Quintet and Bancroft Melody Chimers!
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Happenings at Oakland Heights


Oakland Heights News by Nancy Silvey

This week on Wednesday December 6th the Bell Choir will be performing at 2:30 pm. Then on Friday December 8th is the residents Christmas party, with dinner starting at 6:00 pm followed by entertainment with Wayne Miller and Santa Claus. Then on Saturday December 9th at 3:00 pm in the Nursing Home dining room the UFF Drama Association, Young players with be putting on a play called “The Christmas Train. Next week on Thursday December 14th Charlie Davis will be here to play the Harmonica. On Friday December 15th is Happy Hour starting at 2:30 pm, and on Saturday December 16th the Rusty Buckets will be here at 2:30 pm.

Church Service for Sunday December 10th will be given by Craig/Alder Grove Church at 2:30 pm with a luncheon following service. On Tuesday December 12th is Catholic Mass at 9:30 am given by Father Paul.

Activities for the week of December 4th   to December 9th   are as follows, reading with Suzanne, Manicures, Reminiscing Group, Sing A Long, Game Day,  Bingo the w/Evang. Free ,  Bible fellowship,   Let’s Play Ball , Crafty Cooking, Saturday Video,   and Lawrence Walk.

Volunteers signing in last week were; Suzanne Sanderson, Cover McCauley, Judy Nelson, Dani Moseman, Anne Anderson, Mary Donavon,   Marge Maller, Patty Miller, Candice Fehrer, , Bonnie Fleischman, Kristen Johnson, Monroe Johnson, Sandra Johnson, Nadine Anderson, Sue Beckner, Tom Johnso, and Makayla Johnson.

Guest signing the guest book last week was; Mary Stuenkel and Brain Goracke to see Jene Hightree. Tom and Mary Plageman to see Dorothy Larson.

 

 

 

 

Caregiver Support Group Meeting


The monthly Caregiver Support Group will meet Dec. 11 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bancroft Senior Center.

This will be our Christmas party; a light lunch will be served with the caregivers being asked to bring dessert items or other types of munchies.

All caregivers are invited to come and enjoy the afternoon with us. Informational topics are presented and thoughts are shared on how to keep the people we care for comfortable and safe.

 

 

News From Bancroft Senior Center


Bancroft Senior Center News by Connie Bargmann

If you are 60+ and need information on programs designed to help keep you stay in your home longer or if you need legal help, contact Connie at 402-648-3387 or in the evening at 402-648-7648. There are no membership fees or attendance requirements and new faces are always welcome.

* We have the following medical equipment to loan out on an as need basis, wheel chair, bath seats, toilet seat riser and portable toilet chair, crutches or walkers. Call 402-648-3387 during office hours.

Meals on Wheels

 

Weekly Activities:

Wed. Dec. 6: Chime practice today at 9:00 a.m. Coffee time at 10:00 a.m. Sign up to play in the pitch tournament at 1:30 p.m.

Thurs. Dec. 7: Tai chi class at 9:30 a.m. Join us for coffee at 10:00 a.m. Come and play the golf game at 1:30 a.m. Remember to sign up for tomorrow’s dinner.

Fri. Dec. 8: Stop in for coffee. The meal for today is meatloaf, potatoes, veggie and dessert. Cards will be played at 1:30 p.m.

Mon. Dec. 11: Join us for coffee. The caregiver support group meets at 1:00 for a light lunch and then the meeting at 2:00 p.m.

Tues. Dec. 12: Tai Chi Class at 9:30 a.m. Coffee time is at 10:00 p.m. Sign up to play hand & foot at 1:30 p.m.

Wed. Dec.13: No chime practice today. Coffee time at 10:00 a.m. Come and play Ski-Bo at 1:30 p.m.

 

Meals on Wheels

Getting tired of cooking for one person and then have left over’s that you will be eating for the next couple of days? Why don’t you consider getting meals on wheels; the meals are very nutritious and provide you with the protein, fruits and vegetables needed for a well balanced meal. Contact the manager at the Bancroft Senior Center if you have more questions or want to sign up; the number is 402-648-3387. We are getting very short on people willing to deliver the meals,won’t you think about volunteering 3 or 4 hours a month for this worthwhile program.

Lyons City Council Meeting Agenda


 

A Copy of the “Open Meetings Act” Has Been Posted on the Bulletin Board on the East Side in the Council Chambers.

 

LYONS CITY COUNCIL

AGENDA

December 5, 2017 – 5:30 P.M.

 

The City Council reserves the right to go into Executive Session at any time as deemed appropriate and in accordance with State Statute.

  1. ROUTINE BUSINESS

 

  1. Meeting called to order.

 

  1. PUBLIC HEARING

None.

 

        III.  CONSENT AGENDA

Recommended Action: Approval of Consent Agenda

NOTE: All items are automatically approved when the Consent Agenda is approved unless moved to the Regular Agenda by the request of any single Council member.

  1. Dispense with reading of minutes of meetings held November 7.
  2. Claims as presented.
  3. Treasurer report.
  4. Clerks Report of Mayoral Action: Resolution 2017-8: Parameters for refunding of General Obligation Pool Bonds was signed. Ordinance 731: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION SWIMMING POOL REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2017, OF THE CITY OF LYONS, NEBRASKA, IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED ONE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,760,000) TO REFUND CERTAIN OUTSTANDING BONDS OF THE CITY; PRESCRIBING THE FORM OF SAID BONDS; PROVIDING FOR A SINKING FUND AND FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF TAXES TO PAY SAID BONDS; PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF THE BONDS; AUTHORIZING THE DELIVERY OF THE BONDS TO THE PURCHASER; PROVIDING FOR THE DISPOSITION OF THE BOND PROCEEDS AND ORDERING THE ORDINANCE PUBLISHED IN PAMPHLET FORM was signed and published.

Motion and second to approve the Consent Agenda/Tabulation of Vote.

 

 

  1. REGULAR AGENDA / NEW BUSINESS

Consideration and Action:

 

  1. Authorize drawdown #3 of CDBG funds in the amount of $510.00 for General Administration costs to NENEDD for Brehmer Mfg 3rd expansion.
    1. Approve/not approve.
    2. Tabulation of votes

 

  1. Approve/not approve the Certification to Board of Public Roads Classifications & Standards (NBCS Forms); and the SSAR report for FY ending Sept 30, 2017.
    1. Motion and second from Council members.
    2. Tabulation of votes

 

  1. Approve/not approve the Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District Service/Consultant Agreement for General Administration.
    1. Motion and second from Council members.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Police report by Chief Buck.

 

  1. Library & Grant reports by Mike Heavrin.

 

 

 

 

 

LYONS CITY COUNCIL

AGENDA

December 5, 2017 – 5:30 P.M.

 

 

  1. Utilities report.
  1. Stillman Building.
  2. 405 S 5th St Red Placard.
  3. Brehmer Mfg Electric Project.
  4. Wastewater Discharge.
  5. Gas Odorizer Install.
  6. NPGA Meeting.

 

  1. Clerk’s Report.
    1. Income Statements.
    2. Budget Reports.
    3. The One & Six Year Plan will be coming up—is there any project(s) to be put on the one year list?
    4. Request to attend the Lower Elkhorn Watershed Project Kick-off Meeting on Dec 7, 2017 in Scribner.
    5. Deadline for incumbents for Mayor and City Council is February 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. See enclosed letter from the Burt County Clerk.
    6. Janitorial contract. Any additions/changes?

 

  1. Nominate Council President for calendar year 2018.
    1. Motion and second from Council members.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Mayor recommends the following appointments for January 1 through December 31, 2018:
  1. Commissioner for Utilities Distribution & Maintenance: Charlie Wheaton
  2. Commissioner for Sanitation, Recycling, & Landfill: Carvin Housh
  3. Commissioner for Parks, Pools, Recreation, & Community Center: Kyle Brink
  4. Commissioner for City Streets: Allen Steinmeyer
  5. Audit Committee: Allen Steinmeyer & Carvin Housh
    1. City Physician:  Lyons Mercy Medical Clinic
    2. Board of Health:  Lyons Mercy Medical Clinic, Chief Jim Buck, Allen Steinmeyer, & Andrew Fuston
    3. Council Representative to Library:  Carvin Housh
    4. City Clerk/Treasurer: Mary Lou Ritter
    5. City Attorney:  Dan Smith
    6. Legal Paper:  Lyons Mirror-Sun
  1. Burt County Economic Development: Kyle Brink & Jens Andersen
    1. Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District Council of Officials: Allen Steinmeyer
  1. Engineering Company: Olsson Associates
  2. City Street Superintendent: Chad Kehrt of Olsson Associates

Approve/not approve said appointments above:

  1. Motion and second from Council members
  2. Tabulation of vote.

 

  1. Discuss Employee Christmas Bonus.

 

  1. Motion and second by Council members to adjourn the meeting.
    1. Tabulation of vote.

Wind Advisory


Strong Northwest Winds Developing Today...

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Antelope-Pierce-Wayne-Boone-Madison-Stanton-Cuming-Burt-Platte-
Colfax-Dodge-Washington-Butler-Saunders-Douglas-Sarpy-Seward-
Lancaster-Cass-Otoe-Saline-Jefferson-Gage-Johnson-
Including the cities of Onawa, Mapleton, Missouri Valley, 
Woodbine, Logan, Dunlap, Harlan, Council Bluffs, Glenwood, 
Creighton, Bloomfield, Crofton, Wausa, Verdigre, Niobrara, 
Hartington, Laurel, Randolph, Coleridge, Pender, Macy, Walthill, 
Winnebago, Neligh, Elgin, Pierce, Plainview, Osmond, Wayne, 
Albion, St. Edward, Norfolk, Stanton, West Point, Wisner, 
Tekamah, Oakland, Lyons, Decatur, Columbus, Schuyler, Fremont, 
Blair, David City, Wahoo, Ashland, Yutan, Omaha, Bellevue, 
Papillion, La Vista, Seward, Milford, Lincoln, Plattsmouth, 
Nebraska City, Crete, Wilber, Fairbury, Beatrice, Tecumseh, 
and Sterling
427 AM CST Mon Dec 4 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...starting by late this morning in northeast Nebraska 
and spreading southeast across eastern Nebraska and western 
Iowa by early to mid afternoon. 

* WINDS...northwest winds increasing 25 to 35 mph with gusts 
around 45 to 50 mph this afternoon through early evening. 

* IMPACTS...winds this strong can make driving difficult. Use
caution while traveling. Tie down loose items that might be
blown about and secure holiday decorations if possible. The wind
may also create areas of blowing snow in northeast Nebraska this
afternoon and evening creating reduced visibility. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 30 to 39 mph are expected for
one hour or longer, or winds of 45 to 57 mph for any duration.

Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.
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