Springfield Wednesday Newsletter- December 9, 2009


DECEMBER 9, 2009



Welcome to Main Street!
Insurance & Investments
180 Main Street
Springfield, NE
Agent, Chet McCabe grew up on a farm near Emerson, NE.  After locating to Springfield in 2005, he became involved with the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department and the VFW Club. Chet, also, volunteered at the Sarpy County Fair Rodeo.  


DECEMBER 10, 1959 – 2009
Platteview Booster’s
50th Anniversary Celebration
Springfield Legion Hall
December 11
following the basketball games
Bring Munchies
Split the Pot, Raffles, & More
Adults only, please




Saturday, December 12,
9am – Noon
Freshly baked homemade Christmas cookies are needed
to make the Cookie Walk a success!
Please call the Library at 253-2797 for details. Thank you!
Springfield Community Blood Drive
Springfield City Hall
Sunday, December 13, 2009
10:00am – 3:00pm
To schedule your life-saving appointment,
Pease contact Ralph @ 253-8301
Sign up online @www.givebloodgivelife.org
Sponsor code-111
Goodie bags for all the kids!
Great photo opportunity!
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY is being offered at the Springfield First United Methodist Church.  Join us for a free class preview either Tuesday, December 29th at 6:30pm OR Sunday, January 3rd at 12:00pm.  Everyone is welcome and daycare will be provided.  Classes start Thursday, January 14th. 
Financial Peace University is a common-sense, practical application for managing your money.  You've got to take this class to see for yourself how much peace you can actually have in your home when you get your money under control.  And it's the best time you'll ever have learning about money. 
For more information, contact Suzi at 253-3979.
Springfield ArtWorks
183 Main Street
Tuesday – Saturday
11AM – 6PM
(Please feel welcome to stop by on Mondays,
if the owners are at the gallery.)
Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog stopped by Springfield ArtWorks in Springfield over the Thanksgiving holiday. Sparkles, along with her owner, Firefighter Dayna, left copies of their children's fire safety books and audio books, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog. The books, credited with helping save the lives of two families, are autographed by Firefighter Dayna and "pawed" by Sparkles. The book and audio book are just $10 a set and are available at the gallery/studio. Margie and Glenn, owners of the gallery are the proud grandparents of their grand dog, Sparkles.
Original short stories by Nebraska authors are
currently being accepted for
the Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation’s 2010 short story contest.
All Divisions
The due date for submissions is the author’s birthday, February 17, 2010 (postmark date).
Send submissions to:  Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation, P.O. Box 167, Elmwood, NE  68349.
A complete list of rules can be found at www.BessStreeterAldrich.org.
Springfield Memorial Library Foundation Cookbooks
“Literary Feast”
Advance Sales
Over 750 recipes from Springfield’s finest cooks!
These make wonderful Christmas gifts!
Gift certificates available at the Library or at Springfield State Bank



Visit Springfield for your Christmas Shopping

For a list of local businesses check here:


December 10, 3:30–5pm – Christmas Craft Day at the Library.
December 10, 7pm – Springfield Elementary 5th & 6th grades Music Program @PHS auditorium
December 10, 6-8pm – Westmont Elementary PTO Cookie Decorating & Craft Night
December 12, 9am–noon - Friends of the Library Christmas Cookie Walk
December 13, 10am -3pm – Springfield Community Blood Drive @ City Hall
December 14, 7pm -South Sarpy District #46 School Board Meeting
December 19, 6-8pm – Santa visits Springfield Fire Department
Lofte Gift Certificates for Christmas!
 They're always the right size and guarantee a memorable evening!
One general admission ticket is $16.  It can be redeemed for any one of our regular season plays.
Or, save 33% by purchasing a season pass!  For $60 you can let your loved ones enjoy each of our five season plays. 
2010 Shows:  Heaven Can Wait
                    Guys & Dolls
                    Jake's Women
                    Unnecessary Farce
                    Christmas at Leon's
Purchase your gift certificates today by calling our box office at 234-2553. Box Office Hours: 9am-1pm Monday -Friday.  If requested, we can arrange to mail the gift certificate directly to the recipient! 
"Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas" at the Lofte
 Manley, NE - The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces that its holiday production of Robert Fulgham's "Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas" will open on Friday, December 4.  Fulgham is perhaps best known for writing the humorous book, "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten." 
 Directed by Kevin Colbert, "Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas" weaves together a string of Christmas stories and original holiday songs.  It is a charming look at the struggle to find the spirit of Christmas amid the avalanche of commercialism and chaos that descends upon us each December.  Actors will be accompanied on stage by Lynnette Zimmer playing a baby grand piano onstage through much of the show.
 The cast consists of Chuck Danskin of Lincoln, Virginia Kincaid of Elkhorn, Scott Pope of Eagle, Anna Strobel of Omaha and Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water.  Performance dates are Dec 4-6, 11-13 and 17-20.  Showtimes are 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday.  Tickets are $16, and reservations can be made by calling the Lofte box office at (402) 234-2553 or purchased online at www.Lofte.com.
Eighth Annual Nebraska
American String Teachers Association
Fiddle Tune Contest
1st PLACE: $100.00            2nd PLACE: $50.00          3rd PLACE:  $25.00
This event inspires fiddlers to compose their own tunes, and supports the cause of string education throughout the great state of Nebraska.
The winners will be announced on May 29, 2010, during the Monumental Fiddling Championship held at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. The winning compositions will be performed at the Monumental Fiddling Championship, and printed in Stringing Along, the journal of the Nebraska Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.
Direct your questions to:
Deborah Greenblatt,
The Old Schoolhouse,
PO Box 671,
Avoca, Nebraska, 68307-0671,
or by e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The 2010 Contest Rules and Guidelines:
1. Each submission should be an original composition which must be unpublished and composed after March 31, 2009.
2. Composers may submit more than one tune, but only one prize will be awarded to any one composer.
3. Four copies of the music must be submitted via computer generated sheet music, or hand-written sheet music.
4. The composer should include their name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and the title of the piece.
5. The entry fee of $20.00 should be sent in at the time of submission. Checks should be payable to Nebraska ASTA.
6. If you wish to receive written evaluation of your tune by the judges, include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your entry.
7. Nebraska ASTA assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to works submitted.
8. Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2010.
9. Send your entry to Deborah Greenblatt, The Old Schoolhouse, PO Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska,68307-0671.
The composer is responsible for keeping a copy of their work, as well as for copyrighting their tune.
10. The composer understands that if their tune is one of the winners, Nebraska ASTA has permission to have the piece performed on May 29, 2010, in Beatrice, Nebraska, as well as permission to reprint the tune in Stringing Along, the newsletter of Nebraska ASTA.
Greenblatt & Seay Publications, in Avoca, Nebraska is a proud Sponsor of the Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition Contest.
For more information about the Nebraska American String Teachers Association, log on to the web site at www.neasta.org.
~Home is where one starts from.
    -T.S. Eliot   
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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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