WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
DECEMBER 14, 2011
SPRINGFIELDER AT HEART AWARD
Connie Manzer& Jean Gottsch
Springfielder at Heart Award Winners
What a surprise! I was greatly honored and deeply humbled to win this award at the Springfielder at Heart Community Dinner. Thank you to the past Springfielder at Heart winners and committee members who voted for me.
The Springfielder At Heart Award began in 1988. Recipients are honored for their work and commitment in giving back to the Springfield community. Past recipients include:
1990-Herb & Marge Metzger
1991-Henry & Jean Gottsch
1992- Nina Meisinger
1999 –Jack & Judy Latham
2001-Don & Virginia Buskirk
2002-Lyle & Alice Gottsch
2003-James & Gerald Timmerman
2004-Bill & Loree Post
2006-Louie & Wendy Post
2008-Bob & Amy Green
SPRINGFIELD STATE BANK
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
FRIDAY DECEMBER 16, 2011
9:00AM – 6:00PM
9:30a.m. – Westmont Elementary Honor Choir
10:00a.m – Springfield Elementary Honor Choir
12:15p.m.- Platteview Central Jr. High Band Ensemble
1:00p.m. - Louisville Christmas Jazz Combo
2:00p.m.-Platteview High School Swing Choir
4:45p.m. -5:45p.m. SANTA
Register to win cash- $25 cash drawings every hour.
Prize doubles if you are present!
MUSIC ON MAIN
SATURDAY DECEMBER 17
All up and down Main Street, Springfield will be abuzz with merriment this Saturday, December 17. Ringing in the Christmas season, St. Joseph's Youth Choir will be there at 1pm. Hot Chocolate will be served at Yotes, and Springfield Artworks will be providing cookies inside their studio and gallery. The gallery will also be celebrating A Platte River Christmas with special mementos available to purchase including t-shirts and coffee mugs and artist demos all day Saturday. Visit Springfield Drug and Soda Fountain, Nana's Closet, Corky's Antiques, Yotes BarBQ and Springfield Artworks for that special holiday present. Gift Certificates make great gifts as well. See you there!
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS COOKIE WALK
“A Sweet Experience”
BLOOD DRIVE SUCCESS!
Once again on behalf of the Red Cross and Springfield Knights of Columbus (Sponsors) I want to say thanks to all the people who took time to donate Blood and to the few that made the effort but were unable to donate. We had another HUGH SUCCESS, our goal was 34 units we collected 41 units Springfield Pride Shines Again ! Also thanks to the Fire Dept for use of there building and the help of the Firemen and City employees which is never seen. Please mark your calanders for Feb 26th our next schedule drive.
-Ralph Meister Blood Drive Cord.
Springfield VFW sponsored Community Breakfast. At the Legion Hall in Springfield, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pancakes, french toast eggs, hash-browns, ham or sausage for $6.50 adults, $3.00 aged 6 to 12 and under 5 eat free.
Santa Claus is coming…
To the Fire Station!
Saturday, December 17, 2011
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Springfield Volunteer Fire Department
505 South 1st Street
HOLIDAY SHOPPING IN SPRINGFIELD!
YOTES BBQ PIZZARIA
"Home of the Bigger, Better Pizzas"
Dine In or Carry Out
Monday thru Thursday 11am to 9pm
Friday/Saturday 11am to 10pm
SUNDAY 12 noon to 7pm
Catch the Husker games in HD
food & drink specials on game day!!!
LOOK FOR OUR DAILY SPECIALS!!
PREMIER EVENTS SOCIAL HALL &
I TIE THE KNOTS WEDDING OFFICIATION
145 MAIN STREET
for more information
183 MAIN STREET
SPRINGFIELD, NE 68059
CELEBRATE A PLATTE RIVER CHRISTMAS
AT SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS
FIND ALL YOUR ONE-OF-A KIND CHRISTMAS GIFTS!
Make a glass ornament or felted soap as a new family
tradition. Springfield families love this experience. Every
year you can make something new. Start your new family
tradition today. Call 402-301-9162 for details. A few slots
P.S. Free cookies as you create.
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TUESDAY – FRIDAY
11AM – 4:30PM
FAMILY CONSIGNMENT & MORE
Tuesday 12 Noon – 7PM
Wednesday –Thursday 10AM – 6PM
Friday 10AM -5PM
Saturday 9AM – 2PM
SPRINGFIELD DRUG & SODA FOUNTAIN
MONDAY –FRIDAY 9AM-6PM
Wild Willys Fireworks
The Nebraska laws for fireworks sales have changed!
NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS SALE
SHOP IN A HEATED INDOOR FACILITY
LOCATED AT THE END OF SOUTH 1ST STREET
710 S. 1ST STREET BAY #5
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
VILLAGE INN PIE GIFT CERTIFICATES
JUST IN TIME FOR YOUR HOLIDAY PIE!
ON SALE AT SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
17111 S 138th St
Springfield, NE 68059
(Good through 12-24-11)
Purchase 6-11 bottles of wine and receive 10% off your wine purchase! Purchase 12 or more bottles of wine and receive 15% off your wine purchase! (excludes Syrah)
Purchase a Growler of Beer and receive 10% off your Growler purchase!
CUSTOM GIFT BASKETS AND GIFT CERTIFICATES
We can put together a custom basket usually on the same day as it is ordered!
Give us a call and we can assist with all your gifting needs!
ACOUSTIC SUNDAYS ARE YEAR ROUND!
Acoustic Music Sundays from 2:00 to 5:00 - Year Round! Sunday music will be outside at the gazebo, weather permitting... weather not permitting, music will be indoors in the party room.
4TH – CHRIS SAUB
11TH- JEFF TOMES
18TH- KATIE LOGAN
WINTER SPORTS –BASKETBALL, WRESTLING
FOR ALL THE NEWS ON PLATTEVIEW SPORTS
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH
DECEMBER 24, 6:30PM
305 N 3RD STREET
Springfield Memorial Library is accepting applications for a part-time Library Assistant (approx. 16 hours per week, daytime hours). The position begins January 3, 2012. Applicants willing to work with children are preferred. Applications are available at Springfield Memorial Library, 665 Main Street, Springfield, NE. Phone: 402-253-2797.
LAMBERT WELCOMES NEW OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE
In October my public service career changed dramatically when I was honored to receive the call from Governor Dave Heineman appointing me to serve you as the next state senator from Legislative District 2. My service on the city council and as mayor of Plattsmouth will provide a solid foundation serving constituents in my new role as your state senator.
In just the past two months – during the special session – I have met hundreds of people and gained knowledge about the legislative process that will give me a head start moving into the next legislative session beginning in January of 2012. I really enjoy meeting and working with new people, and that is important to be effective in the legislature. To those of you who already know me, this disclosure will come as no surprise. To those of you whom I have yet to meet, I hope you quickly realize that I am truly interested in learning about what you think and what is important to you. As the people I represent in the legislature, you, the citizens of District 2, are very important to me. I believe we will often agree on the issues that affect our district and the entire state.
I was welcomed warmly by my colleagues when the legislature convened in special session last month. I am getting to know the senators as individuals and elected representatives of the people in their respective districts. Each senator has loyalty to and responsibility for his or her own district, but that must be tempered with the best interest of the entire state. Listening to your concerns while establishing trust and building strong working relationships with my colleagues will be of utmost importance during the 2012 legislative session.
The work of state senators is supported by dedicated legislative personnel. Essential support comes from the staff and offices that serve the legislature. I have met and worked with some of these fine folks already. I know I will continue to benefit from their assistance to help me become an even more effective member of the legislative body.
Each state senator has up two staff people to help with constituent services and assist with legislative responsibilities. Sherrie Geier is my senior legislative aide. Sherrie will soon begin her 12th year with the legislature and many of you already know her from her work with my outstanding predecessor Senator Dave Pankonin. This month Darlene Howsden came on board as my administrative assistant. Darlene is new to the legislature and to state government. I look forward to you having the opportunity to meet and work with her.
From an early age I learned to value hard work and respect public service. I know that my performance as a state senator will require hard work from me and from everyone who provides support to me. I thoroughly enjoyed my civic duties in Plattsmouth and I am energized by the challenges that lie ahead for me as the new representative for our legislative district. It is said that having goals gives one's life greater purpose. My primary goal will always be to leave our district and this state better than I found it.
I am interested in hearing your comments by mail, phone or email.
Senator Paul Lambert
PO Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Pictured in photo: Front - Keylee Ezell, Emma Gauthier. On Sofa - Brenda Jones, Dave Hibler, Hope Hibler, Standing - Dustin Reckling, Peter Reckling, Matt Rothgeb. Back - Doug Rothgeb.
“DAD’S CHRISTMAS MIRACLE”
PLAYING AT MAHONEY STATE PARK
KBC Productions is partnering with Eugene T. Mahoney State Park for its 19th winter theater season with the winter production of “Dad’s Christmas Miracle”." Written by Pat Cook, this funny and heart-warming story revolves around Connor Murphy (Dustin Reckling Louisville) who wants a go-cart for Christmas. He and his pals, Tater (Peter Reckling Louisville) and Neil (Matt Rothgeb, Omaha) try to get to the end of the school semester being good boys in hopes of getting what they want for Christmas. However, report cards and the annual Christmas Pageant stand in their way.
Hysterical situations abound in this loving memory of Yuletide charm back when if you had a dollar it was more money than you knew what to do with; if you had an hour to play, it seemed forever, and the best time in the whole world had to be Christmas. Artistic Director Kevin Colbert says, “This is great fun for the whole family!”
Other cast members include: Doug Rothgeb, (Omaha), Dave and Hope Hibler, Keylee Ezell, (Manley), Andrew DeBrie, Emma Gauthier and Brenda Jones (Louisville). The production runs December 16, 17, 18, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30PM and Sundays are at 2PM. Ticket prices are $10 for Adults and $8 for Children 12 and under. For reservations call the park at 402-944-2523 Ext. 7122.
Pictured on Attachment: Front Row - Benjiman Pettiford, Allison Tiller, Dan Hendrickson, Brandy Palatas. Back row, Janet Sorensen, Cory Misek and Anne Pope.
"Christmas Survival Guide" Opens at Lofte
The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley will open its holiday Christmas musical, "Christmas Survival Guide," on Saturday December 3. Written by James Hindman and Ray Roderick with music by John Glaudini, this show is a musical revue that takes a wry look at what can be a very stressful season. Armed with a copy of a new book, "A Christmas Survival Guide," the characters charge into the holiday searching for the true meaning of the holiday.
Artistic Director Kevin Colbert described the show as a "Perry Como Christmas special with lots of songs and comedy sketches that will keep audience members entertained and laughing out loud." Starring in the show are Brandy Palatas and Allison Tiller of Omaha; Dan Hendrickson, Benjiman Pettiford and Cory Misek of Lincoln, Cynthia West Sheldon and Janet Sorensen of Elmwood; and Anne Pope of Eagle. Musical Director is Betty Colbert and choreographer is Noelle Bohaty.
Show dates run December 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 and 18. Curtain is at 7:30pm on Thursdays through Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2pm. Ticket prices are $17. There are special rates for groups over 20 so this may be a fun alternative to the traditional holiday office party.
The Lofte is located just east of the intersection of Hwy 50 and Hwy 1 in Cass County near the village of Manley. Those inquiring about tickets may call the Lofte Box Office at (402)234-2553 or visit the Lofte website atwww.Lofte.com
~ If you cut too many corners, you'll be going in circles.
- Todd Reaker
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