Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - March 17, 2010

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
MARCH 17, 2010
 

  CASEY BUSKIRK: MAKING SPRINGFIELD PROUD!

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2007 Platteview High School graduate Casey Buskirk missed All-American honors by two inches in the weight throw at this weekend’s NCAA Division II National Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Buskirk attends Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska.  A junior from Springfield, Nebraska, Buskirk made the finals in the weight throw Friday and had a top mark of 57’ 10 ¼” on her sixth and final throw of the day, but was edged out by Winona State’s Rebecca Stier by two inches (58’ ¼”) for eighth place and All-American honors.  Casey Buskirk was one of three Wayne State tracksters to qualify for the national meet.  Earlier this season, she had broken the WSC school record for the weight throw.  She also competes in the shot put and hammer throw for the Wildcats.  Buskirk is the daughter of Tom and Jody Buskirk and is majoring in criminal justice. 
 
 
THANK YOU
From: The Youth Group at the Methodist Church
 
Our Annual Game Feed and Silent Auction was a huge success again this year! We wanted to take just a moment to say Thank You!!
 
Not only to the members of our own congregation who generously support us, but also to all the folks around town who came to eat and donated things for our auction. With the money that was raised, we are able to provide life-changing, Christ-centered youth opportunities. Isn’t that what this is really all about?
 
The donation and the support that you gave, means more than you may ever know!!
 
So thank you and we hope to see you again next year! God Bless and Take care.
 
 
EASTER EGG HUNT
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BUFFALO PARK
March 21, 2PM
AGES 0-12
SPONSORED BY: SPRINGFIELD LODGE #112
 
 
  Knights of Columbus Fish Fries
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St. Joseph’s Church
March 19, & 26
5 – 7:30 pm
$8.00
Includes: Fish and/or shrimp
choice of potato
cole slaw, green beans
a roll, drink, and desert. 
 
 
 
Springfield Volunteer Fire Auxiliary
Plant Sale
Saturday, April 24, 2010
8 am - 2 pm
 505 S. 1st Street (fire station)
Proceeds benefit the SVFD Cadet Program
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Pre-order forms available at: www.springfieldnefire.com 
 
SPRINGFIELD DAYS 2010
  CRASH, BOOM, BANG!!!
JUNE 11-12-13
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SPRINGFIELD DAYS MEETING
MARCH 25, 7PM
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!
 
SIGN UP NOW FOR THE PARADE!!!  
Bugeater Flea Market and Craft Fair

First Annual Poker Run What Ya Brung sponsored by Farm Bureau, CCR Auto Body and Rosser Lawn Care      email:  <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

 

VFW Breakfast

 
Springfield VFW Post 9558 will host breakfast, Sunday March 28, 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Springfield Legion Hall.  All you care to eat! Pancakes French toast, eggs, hash browns, ham and sausage.  Milk, orange juice and coffee included.  $6.50 for adults and $3.00 for children.  Come in and enjoy!
 
South Sarpy District #46 Schools
Kindergarten Round Up
April 9 -Springfield Elementary
253-2245
April 16 – Westmont Elementary
895-9602
New residents please call for more information.
 
 
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
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Springfield Memorial Library
 Every Monday thru May 3
9:30AM
Ages 2 ½ - 5 are invited for books and activities for 45 minutes each Monday morning thru May 3rd. No registration required!
 
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
 
 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

 

NEW BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED!

 

Please consider joining this worthwhile group. Minimal time is required! Board members meet September – May for approximately 30 – 45 minutes.  Fundraising events include the Used Book Sale in November, the Cookie Walk in December and the Duck Drop Race at Springfield Days. Call the Library at 253-2797 for more information.
 
 
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Springfield Memorial Library thanks Margie Trembly from Springfield ArtWorks for the wonderful Felted Egg Demonstration on March 13.  
 
 SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS
OPEN
TUESDAY – FRIDAY
1 -6PM
SATURDAY
11AM-5PM
P. Allen Smith says there are signs of spring at his place....
It will be right around the corner for us too.  Mark these dates on your calendar. April 23-25.
 
Garden Gate, an exhibit and sale of Nebraska artist made birdhouses, feeders and glass garden art at
Springfield Artworks, downtown at 183 Main Street.
Watch future newsletter for times.
 
 
FABULOUS DEW DROP SPORTS BAR
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION
MARCH 17, 2010
GREEN BEER
IRISH WHISKEY
FREE CORN BEEF AND CABBAGE
NOON TILL GONE!!!
 
STATE SENATOR DAVE PANKONIN’S COLUMN:
For Immediate Release: A Complete Count: The Importance of Census Data
 
March 12, 2010, Lincoln – The 2010 census is underway. With forms for this population count due to arrive very soon at homes throughout our state and country, it is helpful to understand why it is so important for everyone to complete and return their census forms.
 
The U.S. Constitution mandates a count every ten years of each citizen and non-citizen resident in the United States, its territories and Puerto Rico. The population totals from the census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives, so mandatory redistricting follows the census. Individual states also use the census totals to redraw their legislative districts, and local governments use the data to redraw their political boundaries.
 
Census data are used for rural development, urban planning, health and educational services, and attracting new businesses to our state and local areas. Every year over $300 billion in funding for more than 100 federal programs is distributed to states and communities based on the latest census population count. Based on the 2000 census figures, Nebraska receives more that $3 billion in federal funds each year. The funds support familiar and much needed programs such as Medicaid, the Federal Highway Program, Head Start, Community Development Block Grants, special programs for veterans and the elderly, unemployment insurance, Title 1 Grants to local school districts, mental health services, community action programs, vocational education and rehabilitation services, cooperative extension services, community colleges, law enforcement assistance, student loans, public library construction services, highway safety, summer youth recreation programs and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.
 
The current $3 billion funding total for Nebraska means that our state is awarded about $1700 per person from the federal programs that use census data to determine the level of support for our state. This per person figure illustrates why it is so important for all of us to participate in the 2010 census. In 2000 the average return rate in Nebraska by county was 75 percent. In Legislative District 2 Cass County had a 73 percent return rate. For Otoe County it was 76 percent, and for Sarpy County it was 79 percent. These rates are commendable, but I hope we can do even better this year.
 
With one of the shortest questionnaires in history, the 2010 census asks for name, gender, age, race, ethnicity, relationship and whether you own or rent your home. It is estimated that it will only take about 10 minutes for the average household to complete the questionnaire. Questions about how we live as a nation – our diversity, education, housing, jobs and more – are now covered in the American Community Survey, which is conducted every year and replaces the former long-form census questionnaire. Census information is confidential, and federal law prohibits any public or private agency from gaining access to census data.
 
April 1 is Census Day. May 1 is the deadline for returning questionnaires. Non-response, door-to-door follow-up will take place from May through summer. On December 31st the U.S. Census Bureau must provide population counts to the president for apportionment. The apportionment process redistributes seats in the U.S. House of Representatives following the decennial census. The delivery of data to the states is scheduled to take place in March 2011.
 
For the sake of our legislative district and the state of Nebraska, I urge you to participate in the 2010 census by completing and returning your questionnaire before the May 1st deadline.
 
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
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HAPPENING NEARBY
Ladies~ Start Your Bonnets!
Louisville’s Coop de Ville will celebrate Easter with their annual
Easter Bonnet Parade & Contest on Saturday, March 27th.
Register your bonnet
between 9:00 – 10:00 AM at Louisville Art Gallery on 3rd & Main Street.
Parade begins at 10:15.
 
Wear a bonnet of your own design and on the day of the Parade you’ll receive
20% off your entire purchase at Coop De Ville & Feathers.
 
First Place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate.
Second Place winner will receive a $75 gift certificate.
Third Place winner will receive a $50 gift certificate.
 
Need something to jump start your creativity?
We’ve posted photos of previous bonnets on our blog: coopandfeathers.blogspot.com
 
Call 402.234.2717 with any questions
On facebook? Become a fan of coop de ville & feathers
 
 
 
 Louisville Volunteer Fire & Rescue
Fish Fry’s
 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!!!
 
 
ARE YOU THINKING SPRING? FLOWERS? FRESH VEGGIES?
Then help support the Louisville Fireman’s Auxiliary raise money by attending our plant sale.
We are raising money to help with scholarships and other things we do.
Plants are locally grown in Fremont, from Janet’s Jungle.
We are taking pre-orders till April 19th
You can contact for an order sheet or questions:
Candy McClun 234.4995
Teri McClun 234.4161
 
Plants will be available for pick up May 1st at the Fire Hall from 9am-3pm.
 
If you don’t pre-order you can still stop by and check them out as we will have plants that day for you to purchase.
 
 
 
GET BACK: That 70’s Music
New musical remembers the 1970’s!
  Bellevue Little Theatre
203 W. Mission in Olde Towne Bellevue
March 12-28
 Get Back: That 70’s Music, a bell bottomed visit to the 1970s runs on week-ends March 12 - 28. This musical new show is filled with the greatest hits and fabulous fashions of the 70s, and even offers prizes for audience participation. Performances start at 8 pm on Friday and Saturday evenings and 2 pm on Sundays. Reservations are strongly recommended and may be made by calling the theatre at 291-1554 on Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $7.50 for students.


Get Back: That 70’s Music is a re-work of the very popular 1994 TAG award winning version, “I Love Music” created by Ric Swanson and Rob Baker. This updated version of the show features new arrangements by Ric Swanson, staged by Bridget Robbins and features a cast of outstanding singers and dancers who will take us back to the time of hot pants and leisure suits to help relive this memorable era. Bellevue City Council President, Carol Blood is in the cast as well as her husband, Joe Blood, mid-day personality on radio station CD 105 is featured as the production’s DJ.


All audience members are highly encouraged to wear or bring anything from the 70’s with them to the show. Everyone attending in 70’s fashion will receive a special Get Back prize – just for fun!

 Get Back: That 70’s Music features music of the Carpenters, the Bee Gees, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Diana Ross, Elton John, the Temptations, Three Dog Night, the Beatles, and many others---and will bring back memories of the music and history of an era we'll never forget.


Bette Swanson is producer for Get Back, Bridget Robbins is director and choreographer, and Ric Swanson is musical director. Terry Schmidt is stage manager; Jack Hogston is set designer; Cody Seebohm is sound designer; Audrey Fisher is Lighting Designer, and Leah Skorupa is in charge of costume design. 

Performers in this production are, Carol Blood, Joe Blood, Debbie Cline, Steve Couch, Phyllis Cremonini, Blare Fritz, Teri Gabel, Jan Gabrial, Gloria Jensen, Bob Kropp, Tori Loutzenhiser, Christi Malek, Donna Matlock, Morgan McCaw, Brock McCullough, Vince Riha, Steve Spurgeon, Terry Schmid, Ann Stergiou, Michael Taylor-Stewart, Sammi Swanson, Tammi Swanson, and Angela Wagner. The band features Bucky McCann on saxophone and vocals, Marcus Nunez on Trumpet, Carlos Figueroa on drums, Ric Swanson on keyboard and Al Reliable on bass.
 
 
La Vista Daze 2010
La Vista Daze 2010 is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, May 27-30, and there are many special events planned to help commemorate the city’s 50th anniversary. Registration is now open for both parade entries and carnival vendor booths. To obtain those entry forms and more information about La Vista Daze, log on to the City of La Vista’s Web site, www.cityoflavista.org, and go to the lower right hand corner and click on the La Vista Daze 2010 link. If you have any questions, please contact Mitch Beaumont at La Vista City Hall, 331-4343, or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
 
 
GREENBLATT & SEAY AT THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE IN AVOCA, NE
The Schoolhouse Performance Series on April 11, at 2:30, in Avoca, Nebraska, presents a family show suitable for all ages. Greenblatt & Seay's musical presentation, "Songs of the Sea and Other Watery Tales", features a variety of water inspired songs while accompanying themselves on penny whistles, recorders, harmonica, banjo, guitar, folk harp, musical saw, and rain stick. There are songs about oceans, rivers, a canal, a bath tub, and even a dripping faucet.
 
Greenblatt & Seay, Master Artists with the Nebraska Arts Council, have over 30 years of experience performing on many different musical instruments for audiences of all ages.
 
The concert will be followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with Debby.  Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur,  one mile south of Highway 34. Admission is $5.00 for adults, and $1.00 for children and students. For more information, write to Greenblatt & Seay, The Old Schoolhouse, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska, 68307, or call 402-275-3221, or e-mail them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990.  Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.
 
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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, enrollment is limited, and there is a $20.00 fee.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 402-275-3221end_of_the_skype_highlighting, or send an e-mail 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 .
 
 
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!
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May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
~Irish Blessing
 
Thanks to all Springfield E- Newsletter readers. Have a great week!
Connie Manzer
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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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