Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - September 2, 2009


September 2, 2009

 8:30AM – 11:30AM
TO SET UP YOUR TABLE CALL DENISE FRIESEN 253-2355 OR EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Happy Birthday Frank Riha! There were 73 candles on Frank’s birthday cake this year.  Wishing you all the best from family & friends!  
Springfield Tire Recycle Day
Bring your old, retired tires
to the Maintenance Shop on Railroad Ave.
  8:00am - 4:00pm 
  Saturday, September 19, 2009 
*Mark your calendar for Family Fun*
Saturday, October 10th
The Springfield Volunteer Fire & Rescue annual BBQ and Open House will be held at the new Fire Hall located at 505 South 1st Street.  See our website for more details –
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 Mark Irvin Band. 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 Mud Run.  Free admission!
Smooth Jazz Saturday will be September 12. Midwest Smooth Jazz All Stars perform beginning at 7pm with a $5 cover charge.  

The Fabulous Dew Drop Inn in Springfield will be opening soon! A Grand Opening celebration is happening on Saturday, September 12.  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?



A new art and fiberworks studio and gallery is locating on Main Street next the the Dentist Office. Owned by Glenn and Margie Trembly, Springfield ArtWorks will be opening this fall after remodeling is finished. For more information access their website at:  www.springfieldartworks.com

The Springfield Memorial Library Foundation is planning to publish a cook book. Recipes are needed! Please help by submitting your favorite recipes to the Library. No need to recopy.  Library staff will be happy to make copies of all recipes received.     
 Fall Preschool Storytime begins on Monday, September 14 at 9:30am. Ages 2 ½ - 5 are invited for books and activities for approximately 45 minutes on Mondays until November 23.

 Students age 11- 13 may register for an art and literature workshop. Poetry and Prints will be held on Thursdays, September 17 – October 8 from 3:45 – 5:00pm. An Art Show with the student’s work will be held October 15 from 7:00 – 8:00pm. To sign up or for more info call the Library at 253-2797.


New Driver’s License Regulations   From Sarpy County Treasurer, Rich James:

On July 22, 2009 the State of Nebraska DMV went on a new driver’s license issuance system.  One of the key new requirements is that everyone must have two documents that verify/prove their address and were issued within the last ninety days.  This is proving a bit of a challenge as many people are not aware of this change.  In particular, it appears that young people are showing up without these documents.  Remember, as a general rule, any documents may not be over 90 days old.

The problem is further magnified by the fact that young people tend not to have many of the items on the approved list such as utility bills, credit card bills, bank statements, and etc. 

Obvious things for students would be:

Correspondence mailed to them from the school.

Grades, if their name and address are on them.

Class schedules, if their name and address are on them.

A magazine sent to their house.

Any envelope, box or postcard mailed to them with a postmark date.

Voter registration card

Fishing or hunting licenses

Something addressed to THE PARENT OF (students name) and address is acceptable as the second proof of address.

And if all else fails a parent or guardian may sign an under 21 address certification document and then provide two documents with the parent or guardians name and address as proof of their address.


For more info log onto:


“The list is quite extensive but you need two.”



“Why this was done.”


“Links to all the above.”

Rich James

Sarpy County Treasurer

1210 Golden Gate Dr

Papillion, NE  68046


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County Web site:  SARPY.COM

Treasurer Web site:  http://www.sarpy.com/treasurer/





Platteview High celebrates Homecoming the week of August 31 – September 5.   Congratulations to Homecoming court candidates: Betsy Achenbach, Annie Benson, Erika McColley, Katrina Schlange, Emily Svagera, Alex Swanson, Cole Bidrowsky, Matt Gilleland, Adam Heimes, Zach Krula, Jacob Partusch, Nathan Wulf The Homecoming Dance will be happening on Saturday, September 5 from 8 - 11pm. Coronation begins at 8:30.  
Sept. 3 – PHS Volleyball @ Neumann- 5:30 Freshman, 6:30 Jr. Varsity, 7:30 Varsity
Sept. 4, 7pm  – Varsity Football Homecoming Game – Platteview vs. Plattsmouth
Sept 5, 8pm – 11pm - PHS Homecoming Dance at Plattevew High School. Coronation begins at 8:30pm. Sept. 7 – Labor Day, all government offices are closed. School is not in session. Sept 8, 12pm – Senior Brown Bag Lunch at the Library Sept. 14, 9:30am – Library Preschool Fall Storytime Sept. 17, 3:45 – 5:00pm – Library Art Workshop for students, 11-13 years.  
OMAHA, Neb. – Metropolitan Community College (MCC) will host an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workshop, Beyond Disaster Medicine Basics, Sept. 19, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at South Omaha Campus, 27th and Q Sts., Industrial Training Center. 
This workshop is designed to provide first responders; critical care, trauma and/or emergency room physicians or nurses; EMTs and paramedics the tools to respond to any disaster medical emergency. Specifically, the workshop will teach methods to provide emergency medical treatment to patients with H1N1 Influenza. Attendance/participation counts as five contact hours for both nurses and EMTs.
Guest speaker Dr. Peter T. Pons, M.D. is an emergency physician in Denver, Colo., and has been actively involved with pre-hospital care and disaster preparedness for more than 30 years. He is a member and chair of the EMS Committee for the American College of Emergency Physicians.
To register, contact MCC’s Registration at (402) 457-5231. Cost to attend is $69 per person. Payments will not be received at the door. For additional information, contact Lorette Teal, project coordinator, at (402) 457-2546.
 Megan Wegner Steele
Public Relations Specialist
Metropolitan Community College
Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 30
Office: 402.457.2876
Cell: 402.968.7010
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Games in Manley:

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..
Greenblatt & Seay proudly announce the THIRTEENTH ANNUAL SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE. 
This historical, hysterical event will take place on Sunday, October 11, at 2:30 PM, in the auditorium of the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.  In the Open Division, fiddlers will play a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice.  There will also be other divisions of competition available for the adventurous fiddlers, including a Singing Fiddler's Contest, a Twin Fiddler's Contest, a Fee-Fi-Faux Fiddler's Contest (fiddle tunes played on any instrument other than a fiddle), and a Hocus-Pocus Contest (cross-tuning, sound effects, dancing, etc.), which will give fiddlers an opportunity to play tunes that are usually not allowed in any other contest.  The prizes for the winners in the Open Division are $100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd place, and $25 for 3rd place.  Prizes will also be awarded for 1st place in the other contests. Registration for contestants starts at 1:30 PM the day of the FIDDLING BEE.
 Admission is $5.00 for adults and $1.00 for children.  Fiddlers and their back-ups are admitted for free.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, log on to www.greenblattandseay.com  or
Lofte Music Director Featured in National Magazine
 Betty Colbert of Weeping Water, NE was recently featured in the national publication, "Country Woman Magazine."
Betty Colbert of Weeping Water has been active with the Lofte Community Theatre for nearly thirty years.  She's painted set, sewn costumes and sold tickets.  However, perhaps her most valued contribution has been the dual role of Music and Vocal Director for the summer musicals.  It was Mrs. Colbert's dedicated service to such a unique rural arts organization that caught the attention of the editors at "Country Woman Magazine."
"Country Woman" is a bi-monthly publication distributed throughout the United States and Canada.  Its focus is rural life including women, families and their hobbies.  Last October editors at the magazine contacted the Lofte and asked for more information about the theater, and requested an interview with Mrs. Colbert.  The two-page pictorial and story about Mrs. Colbert and the Lofte can be found in the current August/September 2009 edition of "Country Woman."
In addition to her extensive hours spent helping at the Lofte, Mrs. Colbert is also the K-12 music instructor at Elmwood-Murdock public schools. 
  ~Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.      -Garrison Keillor
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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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