Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - February 29, 2012

 WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE

FEBRUARY 29, 2012

 

GAME FEED

NEW DATE!

SATURDAY, MARCH 3RD

5-7PM

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COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

Blood Drive Recap!  The first thing I want to do is apologize to everyone who donated or made the effort to donate for the long wait that most of you all had to put up with. You have to be the most patient Blood Donors in the world. There were a couple of things to contribute to this: #1 GREAT TURNOUT (our goal was 37 we banked 46); #2 lack of enough Red Cross people to make it go quicker (THIS IS A MANAGMENT DECISION).

There were plenty of words and discussion by the person in charge to the people he has to answer to about what went on at the drive and they were all not kind statements. I would only wish that some of you would go to the Red Cross web site and see if there is a place that you could let them know what went on and your feelings.

Our next schedule drive is Sunday April 29th. I hope this drive does not affect your willingness to donate again. Once again I cannot thank you enough for your patience and willingness to wait it out.  Ralph Meister, Red Cross Cord. Springfield.

 

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IT'S NOW FINISHED!

COME SEE...

 

SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

DEDICATION & OPEN HOUSE

MARCH 4, 2012

2PM

EVERYONE IS INVITED

 


 

 MARK YOUR CALENDARS

SPRINGFIELD DAYS 2012

JUNE 8 & 9

SPRINGFIELD DAYS MEETING

THURSDAY MARCH 29

7PM

SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND

 


 

SPRINGFIELD ELEMENTARY PTO FUNDRAISER

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The PTO is selling Omaha Lancer Hockey vouchers for the rest of the 2011-2012 regular season. Vouchers are $9.00 each and can be used to get tickets to any home game. The PTO receives some of the proceeds from these voucher sales. 
 
Schedule of games are available at www.lancers.com
 
To purchase your vouchers please contact Chris White at 402-599-9982.
 

 

NDORFNZ Racing Presents...

Spring Tune-Up 10k

Date & Time

Saturday, April 21, 2012

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Race Day Registration

10:00 a.m. - 10K Race (Certified Course)

11:00 a.m. - Post race party at Dew Drop Inn (153 Main St)

 

PLACE

Sarpy County Fairgrounds

Springfield, Nebraska

Directions to Race Start:

From Interstate 80:

- Take Highway 50 South - 144th St. exit (about six miles)

- Turn left on Main Street

- Park on left hand side of Main Street, across from fairgrounds

FEES

Pre-registration by April 14

Pre-registered NDORFNZ Racing Members FREE!

Pre-registered non-NDORFNZ Racing Members $20

Race day NDORFNZ Racing Members $5

Race day non-NDORFNZ Racing Members $25

Or, Become member of NDORFNZ Racing $35

AWARDS

Top 3 overall male and female awards plus unique awards plus for 10-year male and female age groups

(>20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)

COURSE

The course is out and back on the MoPac trail.

The race starts at the MoPac Trailhead in Springfield and consists of over 5 miles of crushed limestone.

The elevation gain/loss is less than 50 feet over the race distance.

Registration:

http://www.ndorfnz.com/racing.php

 

fishfry 2012

fish dinner

Knight’s of Columbus

Lenten Fish Frys

St. Joseph’s Church

102 S. 9th St

Friday, March 2, 9, 23, and 30th, 2012

Meal’s $8.00

Pizza by the slice - $1.00

Mac & Cheese - $1.00

 

 

LIFE LINE SCREENING

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012.

Consider This:
* Every 45 seconds someone has a stroke, Every 3 minutes someone dies of a stroke.  
* Stroke is the #4 reason for deaths in the US  
* 80% of all Strokes Can Be Prevented!!  
  
Life Line Screening takes pride in the services we provide.   
8 - 10% of all screening result in ABNORMAL to CRITICAL Findings. The Screenings are Effective and are Saving Lives!!   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8igGrkVcBc

If you wish to register for the screening online go to:

www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners

 

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SPRINGFIELD VOL FIRE AUXILIARY PLANT SALE

The Springfield Volunteer Fire Auxiliary is holding its Annual Plant Sale on Saturday April 28th  7am - 12noon
The Springfield Fire Station - 505 S 1st Street * Springfield, NE   
Pre-order not necessary but does guarantee availability of desired plants -
Order forms may be printed from

http://www.janetsjungle.com/images3/springfieldsecondary.html.

The plant guide is also available for your convenience to show you the plant pictures, prices and descriptions.  Drop off your order forms before April 18th to any Auxiliary member or at Lutz Repair (640 S. 1st Street)  

All plants must be picked up at the Fire House onSaturday, April 28th between 7am and 12noon

E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."  with questions.          Thank you for your support!!

 

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YOTES BBQ PIZZARIA


"Home of the Bigger, Better Pizzas"

167 MAIN STREET
402-253-2755
DINE IN OR CARRY OUT


WINTER HOURS:
MONDAY THRU THURSDAY 11AM TO 9PM
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 11AM TO 10PM
SUNDAY 12 NOON TO 7PM

LOOK FOR OUR DAILY SPECIALS!!

 

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SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS

183 MAIN STREET
SPRINGFIELD, NE 68059 

402-301-9162

Gallery Japan 

Springfield Artworks and the Trembley's are excited about their new exhibit that opened last week.  It is a compilation of over 70 items ranging from an Antique Fireman's Coat, Hand painted Folk horses, various kinds of kimono's and kimono stencils, handmade doll, toys and children’s snacks.  "We have collected these items when we went on a Friendship Force Exchange many years ago and then again on visits back to our host families" Margie says.  They have also hosted various Japanese business people in their home over the years.  "We wanted to share with the community the wonderful art of the Japanese people.  

The Platteview High School Art Club, under the direction of Jamie Hansen, assisted Springfield Artworks with the signage for the exhibition. "The success of the exhibit is due to the assistance of the teacher and students." commented Margie Trembley. "They translated the English to Japanese and made placards for all pieces in the exhibit."

We invite you to come by and learn about ancient and modern day Japan.

Friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

www.springfieldartworks.com

 

GALLERY HOURS

Tuesday thru Friday

1-5pm

SATURDAY

11AM – 4:30PM

 

 

 

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MAIN STREET

NANA'S HAS PROM DRESSES & ACCESSORIES

Prom Dresses and all that goes along with them.  Nana now has popcorn and coffee while you shop. We are back and have some great new things.  Come see us!

FOR ALL CONSIGNMENT INQUIRIES, CALL 402-990-6680.

 HOURS:

Tuesday 12 Noon – 7PM

Wednesday –Thursday 10AM – 6PM

Friday 10AM -5PM

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GOING OUT TO THE MOVIES?

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

MARCUS THEATRE MOVIES PASSES

PLATINUM TICKET (anytime) -$8

SILVER (anytime except after 5:30 Saturday) $6

ON SALE AT SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

 


 

SOARING WINGS VINEYARD

17111 S 138th St

Springfield, NE 68059

402-253-2479

We're OPEN year round!

 We are starting First Friday!  Come out the first Friday of the month December - March for your chance to kick-off the weekend with extended hours until 9:00 p.m.!  Some dates may be excluded due to other winery events, so please call to confirm.

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Wine Wednesday

Come out on a Wednesday and when you purchase a cheese to enjoy with a bottle of wine, you’ll receive a FREE loaf of fresh bread! Not only that, but are extending our hours on those Wednesday evenings to 7:00 p.m. Some dates may be excluded due to other winery events, so please call to confirm you’re evening by calling us at 402-253-2479.

Sunday Acoustic Music

 

If it's nice outside, just bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy!  If the weather isn't nice outside, we do music in the Party Room!  Either way, what a great way to end your weekend, especially with no cover charge!

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WINTER SPORTS –

BOYS & GIRLS BASKETBALL, WRESTLING

GO TROJANS

FOR ALL THE NEWS ON PLATTEVIEW SPORTS

LOG ONTO:

http://www.goplatteview.com

 


 

HAPPENING NEARBY

 

 MAHONEY GRILLE @ MAHONEY STATE PARK

OPEN

SUN-THUR 11AM-9PM,

FRI & SAT. 11AM-10PM

EVERYDAY FOR CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 7:30-10AM

 

Lofte Community Theatre

15841 Manley Rd

PO Box 62

Manley,  NE  68403

(402) 234-2553

www.Lofte.com

 

 RaveOn

Lofte Theatre Adds Visiting Artist to Schedule

 A popular touring show is coming to the Lofte on April 21st.  "Rave On!" features America's premiere Buddy Holly tribute artist and Nebraska native, Billy McGuigan.  In this electrifying show, audiences will experience the thrills of a Buddy Holly concert re-imagined with hits such as "Peggy Sue," "It's So Easy," and "That'll Be the Day."  

"Rave On!" has run for sold-out crowds several times in Omaha and we're proud to bring this popular show to Cass County.  Showtime is 7pm on Saturday, April 21st.  All seats are reserved and cost $28.  As of the end of December, there are only 200 tickets left.  We strongly suggest that you make your reservations today.

 The Lofte Theatre is located just east of the village of Manley.  If you have any questions or wish to purchase tickets, please call the box office at (402) 234-2553.

 

FIDDLE TUNE COMPOSITION CONTEST

 The Tenth Annual Nebraska American String Teachers Association Fiddle Tune Composition Contest

This event inspires fiddlers everywhere to compose their own tunes, and supports the cause of string education throughout the great state of Nebraska.

1st PLACE: $100.00  2nd PLACE: $50.00  3rd PLACE:  $25.00

Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2012.  The winners will be announced on May 26, 2012, during the Monumental Fiddling Championship held at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. The winning compositions will be performed at the Monumental Fiddling Championship & Acoustic Band Contest, and printed in Stringing Along, the journal of the Nebraska Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

For the 2012 contest rules and guidelines, 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..

For more information about the Nebraska American String Teachers Association, log on to the web site at www.neasta.org.

Greenblatt & Seay Publications, in Avoca, Nebraska is a proud Sponsor  of the Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition Contest

The 2012 Contest Rules and Guidelines:

1. Each submission should be an original composition which must be unpublished and composed after March
31, 2011.

2. Composers may submit more than one tune, but only one prize will be awarded to any one composer.

3. Four copies of the music must be submitted via computer generated sheet music, or hand-written sheet
music.

4. The composer should include their name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and the title of the piece.

5. The entry fee of $20.00 should be sent in at the time of submission. Checks should be payable to Nebraska
ASTA.

6. If you wish to receive written evaluation of your tune by the judges, include a stamped, self-addressed
envelope with your entry.

7. Nebraska ASTA assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to works submitted.

8. Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2012.

9. Send your entry to Deborah Greenblatt, The Old Schoolhouse, PO Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska,68307-0671.
The composer is responsible for keeping a copy of their work, as well as for copyrighting their tune.

10. The composer understands that if their tune is one of the winners, Nebraska ASTA has permission to have the piece performed on May 26, 2012, in Beatrice, Nebraska, as well as permission to reprint the tune in Stringing Along, the newsletter of Nebraska ASTA.

Greenblatt & Seay Publications, in Avoca, Nebraska is a proud Sponsor  of the Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition Contest
For more information about the Nebraska American String Teachers Association, log on to the web site at www.neasta.org.

GREENBLATT & SEAY

Greenblatt & Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series features a concert of Irish music on Sunday, March 11, at 2:30 PM.   Greenblatt & Seay & Friends will be singing and playing a variety of instruments, including fiddle, pennywhistle, guitar, hammered dulcimer, and banjo. Traditional Irish tunes will be featured, along with some Greenblatt & Seay originals inspired by the great Irish traditions.

Greenblatt & Seay have been playing and singing together since the night they met, decades ago.  Their performance on March 11 will include the championship fiddling styles of Deborah Greenblatt, and the fancy whistle-playing of David Seay.

The concert will be followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with the performers.  Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur,  one mile south of Highway 34.  Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students & seniors, and $1.00 for children.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, log on to www.greenblattandseay.com, or 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..

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.'s Schoolhouse Performance Series features a concert of Irish music on Sunday, March 11, at 2:30 PM.   Greenblatt & Seay & Friends will be singing and playing a variety of instruments, including fiddle, pennywhistle, guitar, hammered dulcimer, and banjo. Traditional Irish tunes will be featured, along with some Greenblatt & Seay originals inspired by the great Irish traditions.

Greenblatt & Seay have been playing and singing together since the night they met, decades ago.  Their performance on March 11 will include the championship fiddling styles of Deborah Greenblatt, and the fancy whistle-playing of David Seay.

The concert will be followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with the performers.  Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur,  one mile south of Highway 34.  Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students & seniors, and $1.00 for children.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, log on to www.greenblattandseay.com, or 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..

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.

 

SCHOOLHOUSE IRISH FIDDLING CAMP

The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be hosting a special "Schoolhouse Irish Fiddling Camp", for fiddlers, violists, guitarists, and ukulele players.  The sessions will be led by championship fiddler and author, Deborah Greenblatt.

The camp will be on Monday, March 12 - Friday, March 16, from 9 AM to 1 PM.  You can sign up for 1 day, or 2 days, or 3 days, or 4 days, or all 5 days.

On Monday & Tuesday, participants will be mostly reading tunes, using sheet music in standard notation.  We'll be learning melodies, harmonies, and chords.  You will be improving your sight reading, and experiencing fiddling fun.

On Wednesday & Thursday, we will be mostly playing tunes by ear, so feel free to bring your recording gadgets.  Sheet music versions of the tunes will be provided for you by the end of camp, just in case your ears need the help.

On Friday, we will be mostly jamming, modulating, singing, dancing, experimenting, sharing, and playing fiddle related instruments.

Enrollment for the "Schoolhouse Irish Fiddling Camp" is limited, so e-mail Deborah (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.) if you are interested in participating, or if you have any questions. 

 

STATE LEGISLATOR NEWS

February 24, 2012, Lincoln— Senators and standing committees of the legislature were required to designate their priority bills by February 16. There are 49 senator priorities – one for each member of the body. Fourteen legislative committees and the Legislature's Executive Board each gave priority designations to two bills. The Speaker of the Legislature accepts senator requests to prioritize 25 additional proposals. Speaker Mike Flood received 60 requests, from which to make his selection this year. LB 979 to change licensure provisions under the Nebraska Pickle Card Lottery Act is a bill I introduced to solve an issue with our volunteer emergency response units. I am pleased to report that this proposal was selected as a speaker priority.

I chose LB 750 as my personal priority bill, because it offers a solution to a problem that has existed in a part of District 2 for almost four years. As introduced LB 750 would clarify that, for purposes of determining valuation for a farm home site, the acre of land under the home site cannot be compared to land in a residential subdivision. The practice of comparing these two types of land is at the heart of a controversy that has been on-going in Sarpy County since 2009. The disagreement between rural landowners and the Sarpy County assessor began that year, after the assessor raised the value of the home site acre from $10,000 to $64,000. The Sarpy County assessor explains this change as a matter of fairness and updating of valuations in a county that has increasingly urban characteristics. The affected Sarpy County landowners have filed formal protests for the past three years. They sought help from the Sarpy County Board of Equalization, the state's Tax Equalization and Review Commission, the state's Department of Revenue, the Legislature's Revenue Committee and the District 2 legislative office.

Former District 2 Senator Dave Pankonin met with Sarpy County residents and state tax officials on several occasions in an effort to identify a solution to the home site valuation problem. While Senator Pankonin was a member of the Legislature's Revenue Committee, interim study LR 350 was introduced to explore options for fixing the problem in Sarpy County without creating assessment changes for the other counties in Nebraska. When I was appointed to represent District 2 in the legislature, I received a thorough briefing on this issue. I attended the Revenue Committee's public hearing on interim study LR 350, where I met with and heard testimony from concerned Sarpy County constituents. After listening to testimony on LR 350, Revenue Committee Chairman Senator Abbie Cornett concluded that the Sarpy County situation appeared to be an unintended result of a 2008 change in the state's old greenbelt laws. Senator Cornett stated her intention to offer a solution to the problem in the current legislative session.

LB 750 was introduced on the opening day of the 2012 legislative session. I was pleased to add my name to the bill as a co-introducer. The public hearing for LB 750 was held before the Revenue Committee on January 20. I appeared before the Committee to thank the members for their willingness to consider a proposal to stop the assessment problems in Sarpy County. At the hearing Sarpy County landowners testified that they were grateful for the introduction of LB 750, but they noted that the bill might need to be modified in order to produce the desired change in the Sarpy County assessor's valuation practices. The Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Association of County Officials have worked with Senator Cornett's office and me to develop amendment language to help Sarpy County without interfering with the work of assessors in the rest of the state.

I look forward to the advancement of LB 750, with amendment language attached, to the floor for debate by the full legislature. District 2 constituents in Sarpy County have waited four years for their problem to be resolved. I believe the introduction of LB 750 and the strength my priority designation gives the bill will provide a successful conclusion to a four-year problem.

 I am always interested in hearing your comments by mail, phone or email.

                Senator Paul Lambert

                State Capitol, PO Box 94604

                Lincoln, NE 68509

                (402) 471-2613

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~A teacher's job is to take a room full of live wires and make sure they are grounded.

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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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