Benefit for "Lady Behind the Camera"


LUSK - Lisa Shaw is one of those people in the community that you always see but never realize how much she does. She is the “lady behind the camera” on so many occasions that she has become synonymous with high school and middle school sports. She has documented sporting events for the better part of three decades along with high school dances, sports teams, and other events around the community. Shaw has ensured that students received photo coverage in the Lusk Herald and supported the Herald for years as a stringer. That is just her “side gig.”

A long-time employee of the Niobrara Conservation District, Lisa has contributed her time and talents to ensuring that land around Niobrara county is properly managed and taken care of. She has spent countless hours researching and documenting information for the existing resource management plan as well as working side-by-side with county commissioners and civilian groups on information regarding the zoning and planning rewrite, energy development policies, BLM policies and plans and many other projects in Niobrara county.

When Shaw’s own wreck happened the community was there for her. This past summer Shaw was involved in a serious four-wheeler wreck that resulted in a broken back and various other injuries. While Shaw is mobile she is facing a long road to recovery. Shaw is currently in a stabilizing brace and severely limited in her activities.

After Shaw’s accident the Lusk EMS Benefit Committee came together to start planning their annual event and decided to raise funds to help with Shaw’s medical expenses. She has always been a supporter of the service as well as other emergency responders.

Auction items rolled in and many planned to attend the auction, dinner and street dance. It was the opportunity to show Shaw that all her time and commitment to Niobrara county was appreciated. Friends from across the state were in attendance. The live music provided by Nate Smith and the Caddywhampus Band was sponsored by several area businesses. Donation jars were filling throughout the evening and the live auction was well attended. Those that were unable to attend but would like to donate can contact Verlene Matney.

The road might be long but Saturday evening should have left no doubt in her mind that Shaw is not traveling it alone and the county looks forward to seeing her, camera in hand, on her way to healing.

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