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.
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
Sept. 20 10am – 2pm – Community Blood Drive @ St. Joseph’s Church
State Senator Dave Pankonin – Legislative News
The Annual Call for Legislative Page Applications
September 4, 2009, Lincoln—Every year the Legislature is supported by a group of bright and energetic college students. The students are hired to serve as legislative pages. Pages often have a keen interest in or curiosity about state politics. Some have gone on to become state senators, while many others continue to work in the public sector after they graduate from college.
The pages perform valuable services for the Legislature, such as helping with preparations for public hearings, assisting senators during committee meetings, and monitoring procedural issues and controlling microphones in the Chamber during floor debate. Kitty Kearns, page supervisor for over 30 years, says that pages have a great opportunity to learn about our legislative process and to get a real insider’s look at how the Nebraska Legislature conducts its business. Kitty also notes that, while performing their important duties, the pages still have a lot of fun and develop friends that last a lifetime.
The deadline for submitting page applications and letters of recommendation for the 2010 legislative session is Friday, September 25th at 5:00 p.m. The Page Selection Committee will meet in mid-October to choose individuals to fill the vacant positions. Pages work four-hour shifts and must be able to work 20 hours a week during the session. The 2010, 60-day session will begin on January 6th and continue through mid-April.The hourly wage for first-year pages is $9.28 per hour, and returnees are paid $9.65 per hour. In many instances pages may be eligible to receive college credits hours for their legislative service.
The Selection Committee chose a student page from the second legislative district in 2008 and again in 2009. I would be very proud to see another page from our district on the floor of the Legislature during the 2010 session.
We welcome your contacts by mail, phone or email.
Senator Dave Pankonin
PO Box 94604
NEWS FROM NEARBY
MCC TO HOST EMS WORKSHOP
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
Games in Manley:
Bloom Where You're Planted Farm & Pumpkin Patch
911-108th St., Avoca, NE 68307
EXPANDED ACTIVITIES OFFERED AT LOCAL PUMPKIN PATCH
Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm Announces New Attractions for Fifth Season
Guests attending the fifth-annual Pumpkin Festival at Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm, rural Avoca, NE, will be treated to some new attractions this season. The pumpkin patch and agri-entertainment venue has been expanded for 2009 to include hay rides and the newly renovated Schoolhouse Café.
“For many people, when they think of the ultimate pumpkin patch experience they envision a hay ride out to the pumpkin field. We are very excited to finally be able to offer this experience to our customers,” say farm owners Terry and Teresa Lorensen.
A certified concession kitchen has been added to the 1890’s one-room schoolhouse which the Lorensens moved to the farm and restored last year. Guests can order from the lunch menu which includes hot sandwiches and homemade pie, and then enjoy their meal at tables in the authentically restored classroom.
“This is a one-of-a-kind dining experience. While we’ve been serving lunch for the past three seasons, having a certified kitchen and a building dedicated to the Café will allow us to better serve our customers, will make work easier for our employees, and should offer us new opportunities to produce our own baked goods and food mixes in the future,” Teresa Lorensen said.
Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm’s Pumpkin Festival runs every Friday through Sunday from September 19th to November 1st. Hours are 1:00-6:00 p.m. Fridays and 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The farm is open at other times by appointment for field trips and parties. The $4.00 admission charge includes access to all the attractions on the farm, including the opportunity for every visitor to take a hay ride.
For a complete schedule of events, which include special days such as Military Family Weekend, Doggy Day to benefit the Capital Humane Society, and Ag Day with the Conestoga High School FFA, visit the farm’s website, www.BloomPumpkinPatch.com.
For more information about Bloom Where You‘re Planted Farm, visit their website, www.BloomPumpkinPatch.com, or call 402-267-4104. The farm is located at 911 - 108th St., rural Avoca, NE; 27 miles east of Lincoln or 30 miles south of Omaha. Take US Hwy. 34 to 108th Street, then travel ½ mile north.
Music Fills the Air at the Old School House in Avoca, NE
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.comor
~Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.-Ogden Nash
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