Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - August 19, 2009


August 19, 2009


 South Sarpy School District #46 students headed back to school for the 2009-10 year on Friday, August 14.

Remember that excited, butterflies-in-the stomach feeling on that very first day of school year. I  asked kids all week long before school started if they were ready to go back. Most answered, "No!". Fortunately, on that morning every kid said "Yes"  to the question of " Are ready for school?" I'm sure their parents aleady knew!

Have a great year District #46 students and staff!
"Remember Sarpy County Country Schools?"  
Darlene True needs your help!
I want to make a folder of all the country schools in Sarpy County. If you have any photos please make a copy and send or drop off to the library in Springfield. If you know who the children are or teacher please write there names down.
I am looking for photos of Stender school . I would like the children’s names and the teacher’s name. 1925-1935.
 Darlene True
 3365-160 St.
 Villisca, IA 50864
Reminder: Jack Jolly, Springfield Elementary 2nd grade student, will be singing the National Anthem at the Omaha Royals Baseball Game on August 26th.  The game begins at 7:05. For info on tickets & more: http://omaha.royals.milb.com
On Sunday, August 23, 2009, the Great Plains Bicycling Club in Lincoln is holding a bicycling event (ride) in the Springfield area.  This is the 4th year we have held the event in the Platte Valley area and it has become very popular.  We are hoping to get the word out to motorists so they know they will be sharing their roads with individuals and families that will be riding bikes on the area roads throughout the day.  Riders will come from the Lincoln and Omaha area as well as many persons from the Platte Valley River area.  For more information on this event click here: 
Springfield Community Blood Drive
Sponsored by the St. Joseph Church Knights of Columbus
Sunday, September 20, 2009
10:00am – 2:00pm
@St. Joseph Catholic Church
To Schedule your life-saving appointment, please contact Ralph Meister, 253-8301
Or sign-up online @ www.givebloodgivelife.org
Sponsor code: 111
  Soaring Wings Vineyard
Friday Night Music Series features the Bill Ritchie Jazz. Doors open at 6pm and the show will start at 7pm with a $5 cover charge.
August 22, Swine on the Vine "Pig Roast" $25 per person , which includes 1st glass of wine for attendees age 21 and over. Under 21 years of age, the cost is $20 per person.   Reservations are required. The Mark Irvin Band will be performing. For more info log on: http://www.soaringwingswine.com/
Acoustic Sunday: Playing this week from 2-5pm is Scott Severin.  Free admission!
Breaking News:  The Fabulous Dew Drop Inn in Springfield will be opening soon! September 11 is the target date for a Grand Opening celebration.  New owners, Art & Sharon Manzer, will operate the Dew Drop as a Sports Bar and serve pizza. Future plans include adding a kitchen to serve lunch and dinner. Won’t it be fabulous? 
Platteview High school sports kicks off the 2009-10 season with Football red/white scrimmages on August 21 from 5:00 – 8:00pm. Good luck to all PHS Fall Sports Teams!
Go Trojans!!!
August 21, 5:00pm – 8:00pm – PHS Red/White Scrimmages @ Platteview High
August 23 – Great Plains Bicycle Club “Heatstroke 100"
August 26, 7pm – Jack Jolly sings the National Anthem @ the Royals game
August 28, 7pm   Platteview Varsity Football home game  vs. Schuyler High
Sept. 1 – Senior Meal @ First United Methodist Church
Sept. 3 – PHS Volleyball @ Neumann-  5:30 Freshman, 6:30 Jr. Varsity, 7:30 Varsity
Sept. 7 – Labor Day
Be sure to head on down to Manley, NE for:
Music Fills the Air at the Old School House in Avoca, NE
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..
[August  1919] A bad automobile accident occurred at the Glesmann bridge north of Springfield Saturday afternoon when the driver misjudged the road leading to the structure and the machine plunged to the bottom of the 20 foot ditch, badly injuring Daisy and Claude Johnson of Weeping Water and another couple.
-Reference: The Springfield Monitor - August 21, 1969 issue, “Fifty Years Ago”
~True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. 
      -Kurt Vonnegut       
 Thanks to all Springfield E- Newsletter readers and have a great week!
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Connie Manzer
Sun Nov 25 @ 8:00AM - 02:00PM
Nativity Display Celebration @ St. Joseph Church
Fri Dec 07 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Springfield State Bank Christmas Open House
Sat Dec 08 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Breakfast with Santa @ Masonic Lodge
Sat Dec 08 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Christmas Cookie Walk @ the Library
Sat Dec 08 @ 5:00PM - 07:30PM
Springfield Community Dinner @ Methodist Church
Sun Dec 09 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
NHS Craft Fair
Mon Dec 10 @ 7:00PM -
Teen After Hours Xmas Party@the Library
Thu Dec 13 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Library Christmas Cookie Decorating party
Sat Dec 15 @ 6:00PM -
Santa @ the Fire Department
Sun Dec 16 @ 7:30AM - 01:30PM
Community Blood Drive

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