Springfield Wednesday Newsletter, December 22, 2010

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE 

DECEMBER 22, 2010

 

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SANTA VISITS THE LIBRARY AND READS A STORY!

 

 SPRINGFIELD CHRISTMAS CHURCH SERVICES

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OUR REEDMER LUTHERAN CHURCH

3rd & Elm Street

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

7:00pm

 

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Christmas Eve Services

5:00pm – Family Service

11:00pm – Candlelight Service

 

ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH

Christmas Eve - 5:00pm

Christmas Midnight Mass

Christmas Morning – 9:00am

No 5pm Mass on Christmas Day

 

SPRINGFIELD BAPTIST CHURCH

Springfield Elementary School

Christmas Eve 5:00pm

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School Board Makes Plans for Appointment

 

The South Sarpy School District #46 Board of Education has decided to replace 6-year veteran Todd Neitzel in an open process.  Neitzel resigned his position as Board member in November and has two years left on his term.  The Board is currently working with 5 members.

 The process will include an application period and interviews, with the final selection being appointed by the Board.  Any eligible registered voter and resident of the school district may apply.  Letters of interest should include information about the person’s background (i.e. years in district, connections to school) and the reasons for applying for the Board position.  It can also include any other details the person wants to include.  If there are multiple applicants, the letters may be used to narrow the field of candidates.  Letters must be postmarked by December 31, 2010 and can be mailed to:  Dr. Chuck Chevalier, South Sarpy School District #46, 14801 S. 108th St., Springfield, NE  68059.

 The Board may select those applicants to interview or interview all applicants.  Interviews, which will occur in an open Board meeting, are tentatively set for January 6, 2011 at a time to be announced later.  The Board may make a final decision that night, or they may wait until the regular meeting on January 10th.  The new Board member will be sworn in and seated immediately upon appointment.

 Any questions may be directed to Dr. Chuck Chevalier, Superintendent, at 402-592-1300.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS OPENS ON MAIN STREET

 

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ROBERT PRATT

 SPRINGFIELD RESIDENT & OWNER


YOTES

BBQ PIZZARIA

167 MAIN STREET

402-253-2755

HOURS

MONDAY -THURSDAY 

11:00AM -8:00PM

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

11:00AM-10:00PM

SUNDAY

NOON-6:00PM

WELCOME, YOTES!!!


 

 

SHOP SPRINGFIELD

SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS

183 Main Street, Springfield,NE

402-301-9162


Last minute shopper? Springfield ArtWorks will be open Christmas Eve until 4:30pm so that you can find just the perfect gift for your loved one or even do some early Valentine shopping. Free gift wrapping Christmas Eve for your convenience.
They will be closed Christmas Day and the rest of the year and all of January and will re-open February 1 with many exciting new classes, merchandise and events.
Glenn and Margie Trembley, owners, wish you and yours:
Merry Christmas and Peace and Blessings for a great new year.

Seasonal Treats

Gift Shop

145 Main Street

Springfield, NE


We are selling molded chocolates, truffles, assorted candies, fudge, and baked goods (to name a few) for the Holiday Season.
 Just a few examples of what our items could be used for:

 Stocking stuffers, co-workers, secret Santas, teachers, neighbors, and holiday parties
Items will be available for purchase in the shop but special orders can be made upon request.

 

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MAIN STREET

Family Consignment & More

New Items in the Store!

Brand New Purses!

Trojan Sportswear!

HOURS:

Friday 10AM -5PM

Saturday 9AM – 2PM 

Tuesday –Thursday 10AM – 6PM

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE & ALL!

NANA'S CLOSET WILL BE CLOSED:

CHRISTMAS EVE

CHRISTMAS DAY

NEW YEAR'S EVE

NEW YEAR'S DAY




 

FRIENDS OF THE SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

HOLIDAY FUNDRAISERS

TREAT YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY TO A

VILLAGE INN PIE!

Purchase Village Inn Pie Gift Certificates – priced at $11

On Sale at the Library

 

Great for Stocking Stuffers!

Marcus Theatres Movie Passes

Platinum pass -$8

Silver pass -$7

Gift Certificates available, too!

Call the library at 253-2797 for more info

 

MASTER GARDENER 2011 CALENDARS

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR ALL GARDENERS

Features photos of master garden sites & gardening tips

$10 each

On sale at:

Springfield Memorial Library

665 Main Street

 

 

 

DONATIONS NEEDED

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Springfield Proposed Urban Park

The Springfield Community Foundation is seeking assistance for this proposed asset for the Springfield Downtown area, located on the vacant lot at the NE corner of 2nd & Main. The city council has agreed to purchase the lot. $20,000 is needed to bring this project to the next level. An anonymous donor will donate the first $5000. Any and all monetary contributions are appreciated. Suggested categories of giving include:

  1. $1000 –Visionary Businessman or Woman
  2. $500
  3. $250
  4. $100
  5. $25 Young Adult Community Builder
  6. In memory of:
  7. In honor of:

The Springfield Community Foundation is a 501 C # non-profit organization.

Make checks out to the Springfield Community Foundation and mail to:

Randy Fleming

PO Box 410

Springfield, NE 68059

Or drop off at Great Plains Realty Auction Co.

222 in Main Street

Tel: (402) 210-4885

 

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VFW BREAKFAST

BRING FAMILY & FRIENDS

Springfield VFW Post 9558 extends an invitation to join them for the monthly community breakfast. Held at the Legion Hall in Springfield, breakfast is served from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. the last Sunday of the month from October through April.  That will be December 26, 2010.  The cost is $6.50 ($5 for breakfast and a donation of $1.50) for adults and kids aged 5 to 12 eat for $3.00.  The breakfast includes pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, ham and sausage (links and patties.  Also included is coffee, orange juice and milk. 

 

XEROX IS DOING SOMETHING COOL

If you go to this web site, www.LetsSayThanks.com you can pick out a thank 
you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently 
serving in Iraq. You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services.


How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!! 

It is FREE and it only takes a second.


Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these? 
Whether you are for or against the war, our soldiers over there need to know we are behind them.


This takes just 10 seconds and it's a wonderful way to say thank you. 

Please take the time and please take the time to pass it on for others to do. We can never say enough thank you's.

Thanks for taking to time to support our military!

 

 

SARPY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT HOSTS

SHOP WITH A SHERIFF

Sarpy County Sheriff Jeff Davis and approximately 25 members of his department  hosted a “Shop with the Sheriff” event on Tuesday, December 21 at the Wal Mart Store, 11350 Wickersham Blvd, near Gretna located at the H. 370 exit of I-80 (Exit #439). The event was held  from 4 PM to 6 PM.  Numerous underprivileged children attended to participate and enjoy the time with deputies while being able to shop for their Christmas wishes.

This event would not be possible without the support of the Wal Mart store and Store manager Jamie Thompson.  

A special visit was also made by Santa Claus, who during business hours is also known as Lt. Steve Grabowski.  Pictures and Christmas wishes were provided.  The children and their parents were also provided with Pizza and snacks after their shopping spree.


 

 

HAPPENING NEARBY


"Journey Into Christmas"

Holiday Open House Weekends

Bess Streeter Aldrich House

204 East F Street, Elmwood, NE

Sunday, December 26

2:00-5:00 p.m

See every room of the author's historic home dressed for the holidays! Each room has been lovingly decorated by an area group or family, each with its own tree and unique theme. After your tour enjoy complimentary holiday goodies in the Aldrich kitchen and browse the gift shop.

For more information call 994-3855 or visit www.BessStreeterAldrich.org.

 

 

TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRONAGE TO YOUR LOCAL VINEYARD!

Slattery Vintage Estates

Vineyard & Tasting Room

8925 Adams Street

Nehawka, NE 68413

(402) 267-5267

www.SVeVineyards.com

Now through the New Year

Gift Giving Ideas!

Want to give wine? $4 off wines (12 different selections) Cute wine racks and sleighs too! Free pretty sleek black gift box for a two bottle purchase. Many styles of wine are offered at this discount.

Two for one: For every $25 value in gift certificates, get a free wine tasting certificate for two. Gift wrap your Gift Cert in a SVE wine glass!

Good prices on Cash and Carry wine or beer baskets. Ready to go and give.

20% off two gift shop items (includes all jewelry and pottery, and all other items, but does not include consignment items or baskets)

Prize drawings and free snacks, sip and snack while you shop

Beers, $8.99 a mixed six pack, your choice, includes assorted Nebraska craft brews!

Mac's Creek River Valley Red is back!

Support Nebraska products. We have all Nebraska made gift shop items! And we only have to charge 5.5% tax, unlike Omaha's restaurant/bar tax at over 9%!!!

Come on out, hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1-6, (or call us to arrange another shopping time, after all, we live here!)

Want to entertain family in town? Come on out to do a wine tasting, we're family friendly.

Happy Holidays from Slattery Vintage Estates

 


“GREETINGS”

Opens Winter Theater Season

KBC Productions announces that it will open the winter theater season at Mahoney State Park on December 3 with Tom Dudzick’s touching Christmas drama, “Greetings.” All performances take place at the Kountze Memorial Theater near the lodge inside of Mahoney State Park.

 

Greetings is the story of a mentally handicapped man named Mickey. He lives at home with his sweet Catholic mother and sour Catholic father. When older brother, Andy brings home a Jewish fiancée to meet his family on Christmas Eve, he fears the worst. However, that evening a small miracle occurs. Mickey, whose entire vocabulary consists of “Oh boy,” and “Wow,” suddenly blurts out, “Greetings!” the whole family is left to wonder how this is possible. It is a gentle heart-warming story for the whole family.

 

The production is directed by Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water. Starring in the production are Jim Knierim of Louisville, Stacy White and Shari Hoelker of Omaha and Chuck Danskin of Lincoln. Reprising the role of Mickey for the third time is Jim Frerichs of rural Dunbar.

 

Performances for “Greetings” are Dec 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 and 26-30. Adult tickets are $8. Children are priced at $6. Reservations can be made by calling Mahoney State Park at (402) 944-2523 ext. 7122. Curtain times are at 7:30pm except for Dec 5, 19 which are 2pm Sunday matinee performances. Mahoney State Park is located just off exit 426 on I-80 near the towns of Ashland and South Bend.

 

 

GREENBLATT & SEAY SCHEDULE

The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a Twin Fiddling Workshop on Saturday, January 8, from 1 PM - 3 PM, 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..

 

~ A diet is when you watch what you eat and wish you could eat what you watch.
-Hermoine Gingold


Thanks to all Springfield E- Newsletter readers.

Happy Holidays!

TalkingSanta


 

Connie Manzer

 

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Do the Trail event, Main & Railroad
Tue Sep 25 @ 6:30PM -
Pie Contest@ the Library
Mon Oct 01 @ 7:00PM -
Homecoming Parade
Wed Oct 03 @ 3:30PM - 05:00PM
UMC Kids Club
Sat Oct 13 @ 4:00PM - 08:00PM
Volunteer Fire Dept. Open House
Sun Oct 21 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
Community Blood Drive
Sat Oct 27 @ 5:00PM - 07:30PM
St. Joseph Ladies Guild Soup Supper

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