Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - September 30, 2009


September 30, 2009



 Springfield Volunteer Fire & Rescue

   Saturday, October 10, 2009
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 505 South 1st Street
Springfield, NE
Ribbon Cutting /Open House
Fire Prevention
Family Fun Night & BBQ


Free Admission   
 "Donations Appreciated"
 For the Kids:
  • Tour the NEW Fire Station
  • Free fire prevention materials
  • Meet “Smoky the Bear” and “Sarpy” the Firefighter
  • Simulated Smoke Trailer
  • E911 simulator
  • Jr. Firefighter Obstacle Course
  • Jaws of Life demonstration
  • Fire extinguisher demonstration
  • Rescue Squads and Fire Trucks on Display
  • Springfield Elementary Coloring Contest Winners Display
For the Adults:
  • Tour the NEW Fire Station
  • Free fire prevention materials
  • Free smoke detectors (installation available)
  • Free Blood Pressure checks
  • CPR Demonstration and instruction
  • Wild Land Fire Display
  • Learn more about becoming a member
Please send Tim Trumble a card for his birthday, the 9th of October.
He is at Balad Air Force Base in Iraq.
 His address is:
Tim J. Trumble
CW 2, OD
90th Sustainment Brigade
APO, AE 09391
Part -Time Position Available
The First United Methodist Church has a part-time position of Christian Education Coordination open. The primary responsibility is to assist in implementing the vision for Christian Education and Youth Ministries. CEC would provide a welcoming environment where children can discover, learn, and share God’s word. To obtain the full job description, please contact the church office at 253-2270.
The Springfield Knights of Columbus and the Red Cross want to thank all the people in the community who took time to donate blood on Sunday Sept. 20th. Our goal was 30 units and we sent the Red Cross home with 40 units to work with. This shows the community spirit that we have in our local area. A special thanks to the Jeremy and Janet Podliska Family and to all who pitched in to make this a success. Another fine job!
   -Your Springfield Knights of Columbus
  The Springfield Memorial Library Foundation will publish a cook book as a fundraiser for the Library's new addition. We will need lots and lots of recipes! Drop them off at the Library or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   All kinds of recipes are appreciated. We would like at least 5 recipes from everyone.  Please send in by October 1, 2009. Thanks!
 Come to the library for Fall Preschool Storytime every Monday until November 23 at 9:30pm. Ages 2 ½ - 5 are invited for books and fun activities. No registration is required.  
VNA Flu Clinic is scheduled for October 22 from 4-6pm in the Library’s meeting room.  The VNA will provide flu shots for person 13 years of age and older. Anyone under the age of 19 must have a parent or guardian present to sign the consent form. Cost of the flu shot is $25 or free with a Medicare Part B card or Railroad Medicare. Flu mist will be available for ages 2-49 years for $30 each.  
Board games, puzzles, videos, and music CD’s are available to check at your local Library. Spend a fun evening or weekend afternoon playing a board game or watching a video.
Georgia and Amber play Picturesque at the Library 
8:30AM – 11:30AM
253-2355 OR EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Senior Meal
Springfield American Legion Auxiliary #143
October 22, noon
Please call Pat at 253-2825
To  make your reservation
 Soaring Wings Vineyard
   Acoustic Sunday: Playing this week from 2-5pm is Mitch Armstrong.  Free admission!
  Springfield ArtWorks
Gallery& Studio
Owner’s Glenn and Margie Trembley are excited about locating to Springfield. Remodeling the space is on track for opening the gallery and studio soon.  And more exciting news! Classes will be offered!
 The first classes planned will be felted ornaments and package toppers, felted flowers, and decorating wool berets with yarn and wool. For more information, check out their website at:  www.springfieldartworks.com
Glen and Margie Trembley’s daughter, Dayna Hilton, is a volunteer fire safety educator. She stars in a PBS Cox on demand program, Firefighter Sam. National attention about this program will be received soon.  A news wire was recently picked up by Reuters. The new spots come out during Fire Safety Week.http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS90639+22-Sep-2009+PRN20090922 For photos and info:http://www2.prnewswire.com/mnr/sprout/36294/ 
Go Trojans! For all the latest news on Fall Platteview sports log on:
Platteview Boosters & Alumni Golf Tourney will be held on October 10th  at Tregaron Golf Course, 25th & Fairview Rd.  Bellevue, NE. For more info:
Poppin Penelope
  Bring the family to the Gretna Sam & Louie’s Restaurant on Tuesday evenings for pizza specials and entertainment. “Poppin Penelope” appears from 6-8pm. The restaurant is located at 20596 Hwy 370. Tuesday’s special is a 16” one- topping pizza priced at $8.99.
The Town Hall meeting scheduled to discuss the Garbage Collection is now scheduled for October 15 at 7pm at City Hall. Please plan to attend to offer your opinion on this very important matter.
October 3, 8:30 – 11:30am – Visit the Springfield Famer’s Market. It’s your last chance!
October 6, noon – Senior Meal at First United Methodist Church
October 10, 4-8pm - Springfield Volunteer Fire & Rescue BBQ & Open House
October 10 – Platteview Booster & Alumni Golf Tourney
October 12 – Columbus Day
October 13, noon – Senior Brown Bag Lunch at Springfield Memorial Library
October 15,  7pm  - Town Hall meeting on Garbage Collection
October 15, 7-8pm –Poetry and Prints Art Show at Springfield Memorial Library
October 22, noon - Senior Meal at Springfield American Legion 
October 22, 4-6pm – VNA Flu Clinic at the Library
For Immediate Release: Developing Student Leaders  
September 24, 2009 – Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning is seeking members for his Youth Advisory Council (AGYAC). This is the annual call for high school students, who are interested in learning more about our state government.
AGYAC is composed of high school students, who are selected each year to represent schools and communities from across the state. The opportunity to participate is available to high school juniors and seniors. AGYAC members learn about state government and criminal justice issues at a one-day conference in Lincoln. The daylong event features tours of the Capitol and Penitentiary and includes discussion forums with some of Nebraska's top elected officials.
AGYAC membership offers an excellent chance for students from District 2 to learn about our government and criminal justice system, fine-tune their leadership skills and enjoy the rewards that are derived from civic involvement.  Students who have participated in AGYAC in the past report that it was a valuable learning experience. This year the invitation is also being extended to parents of the members, as well as to educators. During the conference, lunch will be provided for students. However, a small fee will be charged for parents and educators.
Members of AGYAC can be nominated by educators or their state senator. If you are a high school junior or senior who attends a public or private school in District 2, and would like for me to recommend you for membership on the Attorney General's Youth Advisory Council, please send me your resume and a brief statement that explains why you would be a good candidate to represent District 2 on the AGYAC.
Applications for AGYAC membership are due to Attorney General Bruning’s office by Friday, October 16, 2009. All of the application forms can be mailed from my legislative office or downloaded from the Attorney General’s web site at www.ago.state.ne.us 
We welcome your contacts by mail, phone or email.
Senator Dave Pankonin
                State Capitol
                PO Box 94604
                Lincoln, NE 68509
                (402) 471-2613
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  "Lie, Cheat and Genuflect" at the Lofte
Pictured:  Kevin Colbert and Jamion Biesterfeld will "Lie, Cheat and Genuflect" to get their Grandfather's fortune!
 Manley, NE September 24, 2009 - Grandpa's passed away and it's time to read the will!  The Lofte Community Theatre opens the hilarious comedy, "Lie, Cheat and Genuflect" on October 9. 
The fast-paced farce, written by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore revolves around the two "black sheep" of the wealthy Buckle family.  Two bumbling brothers  fell out of their grandfather's favor several years ago, and know they don't have a chance at receiving any money.  But, due to a string of unfortunate bets at the track, they're in debt to a low-rent loan shark.  In their desperation, the brothers cook up a scheme to have one of them pose as their grandfather's favorite, a female cousin who happens to be a nun!  A cast of colorful characters including a wine-swilling maid and a rookie lawyer add to the mayhem.  Director Kevin Colbert suggests a PG-13 rating for the production, and advises that some situations may not be suitable for very young children. 
Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water plays the scheming brother, Tom, who has all the answers.  Have you ever seen a nun with five o'clock shadow?  A Lofte favorite, Jamion Biesterfeld of Louisville will spend half his time as brother Billy and the other half as the fictitious "Sister Fernando."  Other cast members include Anne Pope and Christina Tipken of Eagle, Shari Hoelker of Omaha, Dave Hibler and Kevin Holdorf of Manley,
Performance dates are Oct 9-11, 16-18 and 22-25.  Curtain times are Thursday-Sautrday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.  Tickets are $16 and may be purchased by calling the Lofte box office at (402) 234-2553 or online at www.Lofte.com
Music Fills the Air at the Old School House in
Avoca, NE
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
 e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Debby Greenblatt, championship fiddler and fiddle book author, will be giving a “Fiddle Master Class” on Saturday, October 24, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  This informative, entertaining event is sponsored by the Big Muddy Fiddle Club.  Participants may either play a tune they are working on for the group and get some coaching from Debby or ask a question about style, technique, or fiddle music in general.  Master classes give every one a chance to get some help and support in their fiddling, while the whole group benefits from the teaching.  Any skill level may participate.  Not brave enough to perform in front of the group? Listeners may also register to sit in on the session and pick up some tips.  The workshop will be held at the home of Jim Harvey, 518 S 88th St, Omaha, Nebraska.  Seating is limited, register early!  Jamming will follow from 4:00—6:00 p.m. free of charge!  Coffee and snacks will be provided.  Questions?  Contact Mary Pat Kleven, 402-490-6710, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(Participant fee: $15 (member) $25 (non-member); Listener fee $8 (member) $10 (non-member).
Make checks payable to “Big Muddy Fiddle Club” and mail to treasurer Dan Kane,
14518 Oak Street, Omaha, NE 68144)
For folks who have never played a fiddle or violin, and are brave enough to try. Come to the “Schoolhouse Fiddle Workshop for Folks Who Have Never Fiddled”.  Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt, will share some hints about beginning fiddling, shopping for a fiddle, reading music, playing by ear, etc.  Fiddles will be available for participants to play, and source lists and advice for further study will be provided.  The Workshop takes place on Saturday, November 7, 2009, 1 PM - 3 PM, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, Nebraska.  Pre-registration is required, enrollment is limited, and there is a $20.00 fee.  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..
You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room. 
  -Ted Geisel
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