Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - March 24, 2010

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
MARCH 24, 2010
 
 Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
LAST FISH FRY OF THE SEASON!!!
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St. Joseph’s Church
March 26
5:00 – 7:30 pm
$8.00
Includes: Fish and/or shrimp
choice of potato
cole slaw, green beans
a roll, drink, and dessert. 
 
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
Pre-order forms available at: www.springfieldnefire.com 
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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!!!
 Click here: SPRINGFIELD DAYS AGENDA
 
SIGN UP NOW FOR THE PARADE!!!  
Bugeater Flea Market and Craft Fair
Vendors are wanted for this year’s Bugeater Flea Market during Springfield Days June 11, 12, 13.  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. 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 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.  

First Annual Poker Run What Ya Brung

sponsored by

Farm Bureau, CCR Auto Body and Rosser Lawn Care

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SPRINGFIELD CEMETERY ASSOCIATION MEETING

The Springfield Cemetary Association will hold its regular meeting

March 29 at 7:30pm - Location: Springfield City Hall

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CENSUS QUESTIONNAIRE CENTER
Need help filling out the 2010 Census Form?
A census representative will be available to answer your questions at:
Springfield Memorial Library
665 Main Street
Springfield, NE
Dates: March 23 – April 17
Hours:
Tuesday  1:00 – 7:00PM
Wednesday  12:00-5:00PM
Saturday   9:00AM-1:00PM
 
 
 
VFW Breakfast
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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
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April 9 -Springfield Elementary
253-2245
April 16 – Westmont Elementary
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New residents please call for more information.
 
 
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
  SPRING CRAFT DAY
3:30 – 5:00PM
ALL AGES ARE INVITED TO STOP BY TO MAKE
BUNNY BOOKMARKS AND FUN SPRING CRAFTS!
 
 
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
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“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.
 
 
 
 
 
 SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS
OPEN
TUESDAY – FRIDAY
1 -6PM
SATURDAY
11AM-5PM
NEWS
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.
 
 
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Margie Trembley has been invited to participate in Grow Nebraska's event at the State Capitol on April 12 where Nebraska products can be displayed for the members there.   Springfield ArtWorks is a member of Grow Nebraska and has some items in the Grow retail store in Kearney, NE as well as being in their upcoming book of Nebraska products.
 
14 Daisies and their leaders from the Westmont school visited Springfield ArtWorks on March 18. They visited a sheep farm before arriving at the gallery.  Margie Trembley owner of Springfield ArtWorks, shared with the group what happens to wool after it arrives at her gallery.  She let the girls feel a fleece both before and after it has been dyed.  She also demonstrated how she uses the drum carder to blend the colored wool and prepare it for the felting process and ultimately finished wearable art. The guests were able to see many fine pieces from hats, to purses to scarves to small felted animals.
 
CALENDAR
March 25, 3:30 -5pm – Crafts at the Library
March 28, 8am – 12:30pm – VFW Breakfast
April 1- April Fools Day
April 2-5- Spring Break: South Sarpy Schools
April 4 – Happy Easter
April 6, 12pm  – Senior Meal @ First United Methodist Church
 
 
 
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STATE SENATOR DAVE PANKONIN’S COLUMN:
 
 
For Immediate Release: Interesting Opportunities for High School Students
 
March 19, 2010, Lincoln— High school students are invited to take on the role of state senators at the Unicameral Youth Legislature June 13-16 at the State Capitol Building in Lincoln.  This is an annual event, during which student senators sponsor bills, conduct committee hearings, debate legislation and discover the unique process of the nation’s only unicameral legislature.
 
The Unicameral Youth Legislature gives behind-the-scenes access to students, who have an interest in public office, government, politics, law, public policy, debate or public speaking. Students learn about the inner workings of the legislature directly from staff and senators. State senators often address the students at this conference. I have participated twice. I really enjoyed the experiences, because the young people who attended the event were so willing to learn and discuss new ideas.
 
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Extension 4-H Youth Development Office coordinates housing and recreational activities for the Unicameral Youth Legislature as part of the Big Red Summer Camps program. The Legislature’s web site provides information and a video about the youth legislature at www.nebraskalegislature.gov/education/unicamyouth.php If you have questions about the program, please contact the Unicameral Information Office at 402-471-2788 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The registration deadline for the 2010 Unicameral Youth Legislature is May 1.
 
The Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI) is celebrating its 39th anniversary in 2010. Every year the NAYI offers high school students an opportunity to learn about the agricultural industry, develop leadership skills, and practice critical thinking and decision-making at a summer program in Lincoln. This year the dates for the Institute are July 6-10.
 
The NAYI is coordinated and conducted by the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council (NAYC). The Council includes 16 college-age men and women, who are selected to educate high school students in Nebraska about the importance of the agricultural industry to our state. I was pleased to learn that two of this year’s Council members are from Legislative District 2. They are Melissa Keyes from Springfield and Kalby Wehrbein from Plattsmouth.
 
Last year approximately 140 delegates attended the Institute. Knowledgeable speakers motivated the delegates by discussing current agricultural issues and describing the many opportunities the industry has to offer at the local, state, national and international levels.
 
If you are a high school junior or senior this year, the NAYI can provide you with an opportunity to make a difference in agriculture. If you would like to be among the young leaders chosen to attend the 2010 Institute, applications are now available on-line at www.agr.ne.gov You can also request an application form or more information about this program by calling 402-471-6864 or by writing to Cody Dvorak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The registration deadline for the 2010 Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute is April 15.
 
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
            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
HAPPENING NEARBY
SEVENTH ANNUAL
GRETNA FIRE DEPT. GOLF SCRAMBLE
 
 
 
TEAM
CAPTAIN ______________________________________________________________________________
 
ADDRESS              _____________________________________________________________________________
 
PHONE____________________________       E-MAIL
 
PLAYER2    ________________________    E-mail:
 
PLAYER3    _________________________  E-mail:
 
PLAYER4  __________________________    E-mail:
 
 
 
 
 
·      ALL PLAYERS MUST BE AT TARA HILLS GOLF COURSE BY 7:00 AM ON SATURDAY, JUNE 26th. 
 
·      PLAYERS’ MEETING WITH CLUB PRO AT 7:30.  SHOTGUN START AT 8:00AM. 
 
·      $65/GOLFER - $260/TEAM  {PAYABLE TO GVFD – Charity Golf Tournament}
 
·      Delicious dinner and Prizes at the conclusion of the Tournament. 
 
·      REGISTRATION DUE NO LATER THAN JUNE 1st   to: 11175 S 204th ST. Gretna, NE  68028.
 
 
 
SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS
SEVENTH Annual Golf SCRAMBLE
Benefitting
Gretna Volunteer Fire Department
 
 
Sponsor Name:               __________________________________________________________________
 
Sponsor Address:  _________________________________________________________________
 
Sponsor Phone:                _________________________     E-mail:  _______
 
SELECT YOUR LEVEL OF SPONSORSHIP:
             
             
 
____ 4-Alarm Sponsor - $750                                         
                                          Includes a Scramble foursome                                         
                                          (4) $5 raffle tickets                                         
                                          Listing on Sponsor Plaque                           
             
____ Chief’s Sponsor - $500
                           
 
              ____ Rookie Sponsor - $100
             
 
Raffle or Flag Prize:  _______________________________
 
Make check payable to GVFD - Charity Golf Tournament.
Send to: 11175 S. 204TH ST. Gretna, NE  68028.
Deadline is June 10, 2010
Thank you for your support of the Gretna Volunteer Fire Department!
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
Auditions at Lofte Community Theatre
 
Manley, NE [March 17, 2010]-  The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley will be holding auditions for “Heaven Can Wait” on April 5 and 6 at 7pm.  There are seven principal character parts available for men and women ages 20 and up.  Eleven minor parts are available for men and women ages 18 and up.  Everyone, including those with little or no theater experience, are encouraged to participate.
 
“Heaven Can Wait” revolves around the young boxer-in-training, Joe Pendleton who refuses to admit that he is dead.  After checking the records, his escort Mr. Jordan discovers that Joe is right.  He’s not supposed to arrive for 60 more years.  After his manager cremates his body, Joe’s spirit is forced to find a home within the wealthy Jonathan Farnsworth who is about to be murdered by his wife.  Several good parts available.   
 
Lofte Artistic Director, Kevin Colbert states that auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.  No advance preparation is necessary.  Performance dates are May 28-30, June 4-6 and 10-13.  More details in regards to the show and the cast list can be found on the Lofte’s website, www.Lofte.com.
 
 
 
SURVIVORS R US TEAM
 is sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast at Plattsmouth Keno
Sunday, March 28, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Minimum $5.00 per person donation is requested for all you can eat
Pancakes, Sausage, Juice & Coffee
 
Proceeds to benefit the Cass County Relay For Life
 
Please join us - mark your calendars - Relay is Saturday, June 26, 2010
visit our web site www.relayforlife.org/casscone or call 402-393-5801 for more information.
 
 
 
 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.       www.janetsjungle.com
 
  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.
 
 


 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.
he 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..
 
  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 .
 


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    -Sicilian Proverb
 
 
 
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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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