Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - August 5, 2009


August 5, 2009



Oh, how our little town grew! Thousands attended the Sarpy County Fair last week. Raise your hand if you whooped it up at a rodeo, screamed on carnival rides, scrambled after an animal, dined on funnel cakes, popcorn, or cotton candy, fed a goat, or applauded at 4-H shows.  We must have seen you there!  Thanks to one and all involved in making last week’s Fair a successful event.   Congratulations to all prize winners in 4-H, Open Class, and all Fair events.  We also want to thank whoever ordered that glorious weather. It was absolutely, positively the best Fair weather in everyone’s memory.


Marvin & Cathy Ostransky
This year Marvin Ostransky is being honored as the fair person of the year because of his life long commitment to the Sarpy County Fair. Marvin's involvement began as a child in the garden tractor pull and in 4-H for 10 years showing poultry and entering gardening and food items.  Marvin spent many years help[ng his dad, Fred Ostransky, while he was on the fairboard by weighing tractors and cleaning the fairgrounds.  As an adult Marvin has continued to exhibit in open class with his best exhibits in field crops and antiques.  Marvin's fair spirit has caught on with the rest of his family as Cathy, Liz, and Cassandra also exhibit in open class and volunteer around the fair.  In recent years you can find Marvin helpng out wherever possible.  He assists with swine weigh in and volunteeered during the swine show.  He helps the fairboard by selling rodeo tickets, weighing in tractors and trucks, and helping with the animal scramble.  Everyone at the fair knows if they need a helpng hand Marvin is there to help make our fair a successful one. 
King, Colton Josoff & Queen, Lindsay Long
 Prince, Tyler Krapp & Princess, Joanna Jones
More Fair Fun
Tiffany & friend
Emily & pal
Mrs. O manning a booth
 Dorothy & Nancy sell raffle tickets
Springfield American Legion Bingo
Look at that face painting!
Music in the Pavilion
Exciting Kiddy Rides!
Scary Rides!
Arena Announcement Booth
 ATVRodeo"Go, Kyle"
Choo! Choo! at the parade
PHS band practices
4-H Float
5678 Dance Studio located at 160 Main St. in Springfield is hosting an Open House on August 15 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  For more information log on here:  http://springfield5678.webs.com
Sheryl Balfour
 Ek lek tik Designs Salon is now located at 14115 Platteview Rd.  Owner and Stylist,Sheryl Balfour operates a full service salon with tanning and waxing  available. Call 253 -2268 for your appointment.
 Soaring Wings Vineyard
Friday Night Music Series features the Chris Saub. Doors open at 6pm and the show will start at 7pm with a $5 cover charge.
Acoustic Sunday: Playing this week from 2-5pm is John Stokely.  Free admission!
August 11 – Senior Brown Bag Lunch. Bring a sandwich! The library provides salad, dessert & beverages. Social hour follows lunch.
August 15, 10am – 1pm – Open House at 5678 Dance Studio, 160 Main Street.
August 14 – Time to head back to School! South Sarpy District 46 schools resume classes for the 2009-10 school year.
For more Exciting Fair Events: Visit the Cass County Fair in Weeping Water, NE
August 4 – 8, 2009
For more information click here: www.cassfair.com
Music Fills the Air at the Old School House in Avoca, NE
The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a Beginning Recorder Workshop on Saturday, September 12, form 1 PM - 3 PM, for folks who want to learn to play the soprano recorder.   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.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
A Sightreading Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2009, from 1 PM - 3 PM in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in picturesque Avoca, Nebraska.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to play with other music students, and sightread music that you've never seen before, and don't have to ever see again.  During the workshop, musicians will  be discussing how to negotiate new compositions with minimum stress, and maximum music.  The beauty of this workshop is that all you have to do is show up.  There is no preparation necessary, although pre-registration is required, and there is a $20.00 fee.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Elmwood, NE August 16 - 1:00 – 5:00pm Elmwood Park Family Festival Celebrating  “One book, One Nebraska”  - A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich    
  ~It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. - Henry David Thoreau
Have a great week!
Connie Manzer
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Sun Aug 26 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
Springfield Blood Drive
Fri Aug 31 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Lego Day @ the Library
Tue Sep 11 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Patriots Day
Thu Sep 13 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Play Doh Day @ the Library
Fri Sep 14 @ 5:45PM -
PHS Honor Night for 1968 Football Team
Mon Sep 17 @ 5:30PM - 08:00PM
Do the Trail event, Main & Railroad
Tue Sep 25 @ 6:30PM -
Pie Contest@ the Library
Mon Oct 01 @ 7:00PM -
Homecoming Parade
Sat Oct 13 @ 4:00PM - 08:00PM
Volunteer Fire Dept. Open House
Sun Oct 21 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
Community Blood Drive

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