Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - February 10, 2010

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
February 10, 2010
HONORING A HERO 
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Brandon Jolly with American Red Cross representative, Lisa Jackson 
Platteview Jr High student, Brandon Jolly was one of five winners in the American Red Cross essay contest “Heroes in the Heartland”. Brandon chose to honor his father, Dooley Jolly, as his hero.  250 entries were received from Cass, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington counties. Each contest winner received a $100 prize award and will be invited to the Heroes in the Heartland awards ceremony on March 3 at the La Vista Conference Center. Congratulations, Brandon!


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 H1N1 FLU SHOTS

Sarpy Cass Health Department

701 Olson Drive, Suite 1

Papillion, NE

Monday & Thursday

2:30pm - 6:30pm

Free of Charge

 

 

FOOD DRIVE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

VOLUNTEERS WILL BE COMING DOOR-TO DOOR TO COLLECT CANNED AND DRY GOODS TO BE GIVEN TO THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN SPRINGFIELD AND LOUISVILLE.

PLEASE IDENTIFY YOUR DONATED GOODS AND LEAVE BY YOUR FRONT DOOR OR CURB-SIDE.

SPONSORED BY

THE SPRINGFIELD BIBLE FELLOWSHIP

 

 

 

 

 SPRINGFIELD DAYS MEETING

FEB 25, 7PM

SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

EVERYONE'S WELCOME!

 

SPRINGFIELD RESIDENTS

Advance Registration

Bugeater Flea Market and Craft Fair

Vendors are wanted for this year’s Bugeater Flea Market during Springfield Days June 11, 12, 13.  Past vendors and residents of Springfield are given top priority to pick out either an inside or outside space at the fairgrounds.  This is important if you are a distributor from a company that competes for events like this.  Advance registration “early bird” for this year’s Bugeater Flea Market starts now! 

Beginning February 17 and thereafter, new applications from new vendors will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis.  If you would like to be a vendor, please visit www.bugeaterfleamarket.com, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Steve and Jill at 935-7917.  Inside spaces are only $35, outside are $25.

 

 

PICASSO MUST BE PROUD!
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 The Library's K-3 Art Workshop kids show off their Picasso portraits.

 SIGN UP NOW !!!

FOR: 

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Springfield Memorial Library Foundation Cookbooks
“Literary Feast”
  $15 each
What a bargain!!!
Over 750 recipes from Springfield’s finest cooks!
Available at the Library,
Springfield State Bank, Springfield Drug, & B&B Pit Stop
 
SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS
OPEN
TUESDAY – FRIDAY
1 -6PM
SATURDAY
11AM-5PM
 
Glass valentine hearts for your sweetie...check them out!
 
Foodies, check out these pictures....
Springfield ArtWorks has just added valentine fused plates and bowls to its offerings.
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Upcoming Class Schedule
Supplies provided unless noted
 
Sticks ,Stones & bumble bees   Felting a rock paperweight, felted “stick”, and a bumblebee  $45  2-2 1/2 hr class (all supplies included) Intermed. Sat Feb 20  1-3pm
 
Machine felting...private or semi-private class  $45 (includes supplies)  1 1/2-2 hr class (will work with your schedule)
 
Open studio (no instruction, equipment usage or supplies provided) $15 a half day(3 hrs) or $28 a whole day(6-7 hrs)  
 
Inquire about after school programs for kids. Call 402-301 -9162 for more info
 
Payment must be received to register.  Class size limited.
For info call Margie at 402-301-9162 from 11-6pm Tues-Fri 11-5 Sat    Closed Sun & Mon
 
 
 
 
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
ACOUSTIC SUNDAY
FEB 14, 2010
2:00 – 5:00PM
BRING YOUR SWEETHEART
TIM KOEHN PERFORMS
FREE ADMISSION

SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

SPRINGFIELD CITY HALL

SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2010

10:00AM - 2:00PM

TO SCHEDULE YOUR LIFE-SAVING APPOINTMENT,

CALL RALPH @ 253-8301

OR SIGN UP @ www.givebloodgivelife.org

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 WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SPRINGFIELD –The Calendar
February 10 &11-South Sarpy District #46 School District Parent/Teacher Conferences
February 12 & 15 - South Sarpy District #46 School District,  no classes
February 14 – Happy Valentine’s Day
February 15 – Presidents Day, all government offices closed
 
 
HAPPENING NEARBY
 
From Senator Dave Pankonin:
For Immediate Release: Making a Positive Difference
 
February 5, 2010, Lincoln –In 2007 I introduced LB 425 to adopt the Nebraska Operational Assistance Act (Act). The bill proposed to maintain an economic development program that began in 2002 and was renewed in 2005. LB 425 appropriated funds to the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED). DED then awarded the funds to a private, nonprofit organization to operate the program. The Act required the nonprofit organization to provide technical assistance to individuals and companies that lack the components to achieve their growth potential. The individuals and companies were then to be matched with people who were willing and able to make investments, in order to potentially realize profits in the future. The provisions of the Act, and the state funds that supported it, were expected to sustain the existing groundwork, from which new ideas could be launched to create high-paying jobs, import dollars to our state and expand our tax base.
 
I selected LB 425 as my priority bill in 2007. The bill passed with strong support from the body. The adoption of the Nebraska Operational Assistance Act continued an existing economic development tool to support the efforts of individuals and organizations in Nebraska, who need assistance to transform ideas into commercially successful projects. I was pleased to introduce and successfully managed a bill to maintain the strength of Nebraska’s economic development portfolio.
 
Last week I learned that two Nebraska programs designed to help rural businesses will receive federal stimulus money. Invest Nebraska Corporation (Corporation), the nonprofit organization to which DED awarded the funding that resulted from the passage of LB 425, will be given $200,000 for business loans in 35 rural counties. The Corporation held five regional new venture competitions in 2009. The southeast Nebraska competition took place in Peru. Monson Family Foods in Nebraska City was the winner of a $25,000 equity prize. Because this regional competition took place in Otoe County, the county will be one of the 35 counties to receive a portion of the federal stimulus funds.
 
The Invest Nebraska Corporation promotes capital formation for and provides operating assistance to entrepreneurs and investors in Nebraska. It is a resource for start-up and emerging companies that have the potential to become high-growth businesses capable of attracting investment capital.
 
In addition to its five regional new venture competitions, the Corporation sponsors several other programs. Local Venture Symposiums are offered to educate Nebraska entrepreneurs about the various levels of capital funding and to give accredited investors the opportunity to connect with potential angel (high net worth) investment opportunities. The Corporation organizes local high school competitions. These events take place on the same day and in the same location as the New Venture Competitions. The high school competitions are held to identify and recognize students, who are interested in starting their own business some day. The competition is a starting point for students to share their ideas, organize concepts and compete against each other for a cash prize. The Operational Assistance Program is a source of funding for companies with the potential to attract angel individuals or venture capital. To qualify for the Operational Assistance Program a company must: (a) be based in or be willing to locate in Nebraska, (b) demonstrate potential to become backed by angel or venture capital investors and (c) be positioned so that operational assistance from Invest Nebraska can significantly impact the probability of securing funding from angel or venture capital investors.
 
It was great to learn that something I played a role in during my first year as a state senator is continuing to make a positive difference for our state.
 
I appreciate the opportunity you have given me to represent District 2 in the Nebraska Legislature.
We welcome your contacts by mail, phone or email.
Senator Dave Pankonin
                State Capitol
                PO Box 94604
                Lincoln, NE 68509
                (402) 471-2613
 
 
 
Louisville Volunteer Fire & Rescue
Fish Fry’s
February 26 and March 26
Louisville Fire Hall
5pm to 8pm
 
Suggested Donation’s:
All You Can Eat: $8
Single Serve: $6
Children 12 and under: $5
 
***Plate Includes: Fish or Hot Dog, Fries, Coleslaw, Desert and Drink***
 
All proceeds go towards the purchase of equipment for the department!!!
 
TWIN FIDDLING WORKSHOP
 The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a Twin Fiddling Workshop on Saturday, February 13, for fiddlers (or violinists or violists) who want to learn to play nicely together with their fellow-fiddlers (or violinists or violists).  Fiddlers (or violinists or violists) of any age and experience level are encouraged to enroll.  Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt will share some tunes, hints about arranging for two fiddles, playing back-up, etc.  The Workshop takes place in the historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska.  Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited.  The fee is $20.00 per fiddler.  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..
 
BEGINNER RECORDER WORKSHOP
The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will celebrate the seventeenth annual Play-the-Recorder Month in March by offering a Beginning Recorder Workshop on Saturday, March 13, from 1 PM – 3 PM.   Deborah Greenblatt, Master Artist with the Nebraska Arts Council, and member of the American Recorder Society, will lead the workshop.  Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited.  The $30.00 fee includes an instruction book, and a soprano recorder.  Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited.  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..
 
 
NON-FIDDLERS WORKSHOP
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, April 3, 2009, 1 PM – 3 PM, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, Nebraska.  Pre-registration is required, enrollement is limted, 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..
 
 
PRODUCING SMALL FRUITS FOR HOME PROFIT WORKSHOP
Producing Small Fruits for Home Profit will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Feb.18 at the
UNL Kimmel Education and Research Center, 5985 G Road, Nebraska City. Join Vaughn Hammond, extension technologist, to learn about growing small fruits in your backyard. He will cover the production of raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and other common and not so common small fruits. For more information contact Hammond at 402-873-3166 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
CONNECTING YOUNG NEBRASKANS
 
Connecting Young Nebraskans, (CYN) is a social network of young Nebraskans who have joined together to discuss and take action to promote change in Nebraska. In past years, it seems that the voice of young Nebraskans has been missing on many important issues. In an effort to address this, the University of Nebraska Rural Initiative would like to encourage and support the formation and ongoing operation of a 'Young Nebraskans' group. This group will belong to its members so it's up to you to help shape it into something you want to be a part of.
 
Our current vision is for this group to focus on socializing by exchanging ideas, supporting others interests, and learning new things; while also bringing a young viewpoint and voice to shape the future of communities, regions and the state.  Communication will be facilitated by online social networking, electronic conversations, meetings via polycom, or other technology in addition to a possible yearly face-to-face gathering. In addition to its practical uses, this group will provide a way to meet new young Nebraskans and find out about opportunities, educational resources and fun activities.
 
Connecting Young Nebraskans will be coordinated by the Nebraska Rural Initiative, but the leadership structure and direction will be determined by the network (you). We believe that each young Nebraskan has something to bring to the table, whether it is policy related, social, lifestyle, or socially based, CYN can help you find others who share the same interests and concerns.
 
Now is the time to join the CYN Network and start asking those critical questions that will affect your lifestyle in Nebraska! If you know someone who may be interested or who can benefit from CYN, please email Kayla at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to add them to the email list. Keep in mind that any successful group takes time to mature and grow, so be patient throughout this development process, and make suggestions about how the future of our state will look for you.
CYN was established because we want to help you enjoy your community by broadening your horizon of what's possible!
Facebook:
 
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Lincoln-NE/Connecting-Young-Nebraskans-CYN/155944343449?ref=ts
 
 
~ What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.
-Pearl Buck
 
 
 
Thanks to all Springfield E- Newsletter readers. Have a great week!
Connie Manzer
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Fri Dec 08 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Springfield State Bank Xmas Open House
Sat Dec 09 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Breakfast with Santa
Sat Dec 09 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Library Cookie Walk
Sat Dec 09 @ 5:00PM - 07:30PM
Springfield at Heart Community Dinner
Sun Dec 10 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
Springfield Community Blood Drive
Thu Dec 14 @ 6:30PM -
Family Cookie Decorating Party @the Library
Sat Dec 16 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Santa arrives at the Fire Station
Sun Dec 17 @ 4:00PM -
FUMC Blue Christmas Service

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