Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - February 10, 2010
WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
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!
Sarpy Cass Health Department
701 Olson Drive, Suite 1
Monday & Thursday
2:30pm - 6:30pm
Free of Charge
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.
THE SPRINGFIELD BIBLE FELLOWSHIP
SPRINGFIELD DAYS MEETING
FEB 25, 7PM
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
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!
PICASSO MUST BE PROUD!
The Library's K-3 Art Workshop kids show off their Picasso portraits.
SIGN UP NOW !!!
Springfield Memorial Library Foundation Cookbooks
Over 750 recipes from Springfield’s finest cooks!
Available at the Library,
Springfield State Bank, Springfield Drug, & B&B Pit Stop
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.
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
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
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
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.
Louisville Volunteer Fire & Rescue
February 26 and March 26
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!!!
BEGINNER RECORDER WORKSHOP
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
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.
CYN was established because we want to help you enjoy your community by broadening your horizon of what's possible!
~ What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.
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