Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - March 7, 2012

 

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE

MARCH 7, 2012

 

SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

  DEDICATES

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SALLY ANN HADDIX ADDITION

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The Library celebrated the renovation and new addition's Dedication Ceremony on Sunday, March 4th. Co- Presidents of the Springfield Memorial Library Foundation, Dorothy Foged and Carol Barnes received special recognition from the City of Springfield. March 4th was declared Carol Barnes and Dorothy Foged Day. 

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 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

 

 

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Knight’s of Columbus Lenten Fish Frys

St. Joseph’s Church

102 S. 9th St

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

Meal’s $8.00

Pizza by the slice - $1.00

Mac & Cheese - $1.00

 

 

 

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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 on Saturday, April 28th between 7am and 12noon.


E-mail   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Origami artist will be at Springfield Artworks, Saturday March 17 from 2-4 pm making Japanese origami miniature cranes. This is a free event you won't want to miss. Japan Exhibit "A TOUCH Of JAPAN"continues until March 31. Great opportunity to learn about another culture "just down the street."



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 REOPENED!

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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Sarpy County Head Start Early Education

Sign Up

 March 8

4-6 p.m.

G Stanley hall

March 13

4-6 p.m.

Fort Crook Elementary

Free to eligible families.

For more information please contact Kris Haller at 402-331-2327

 

 


HAPPENING NEARBY

 


Kitchen Witches

Opens at Mahoney

 

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 Pictured:  Shari Hoelker of Omaha and Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth star as two bitter cooking-show rivals in "The Kitchen Witches" at Mahoney State Park.

KBC Productions will be opening its spring production of "The Kitchen Witches" at Mahoney State Park's Kountze Theater on Saturday, March 10.  Isobel and Dolly are two middle-aged cable TV cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for years.  When circumstances put them together on the same TV show, the insults are flung harder than the food!  

Starring in the production as the two feisty food flingers are Shari Hoelker of Omaha and Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth.  Cory Misek of Lincoln plays Dolly's long-suffering son.  Marikita Saure of Lincoln is also in the show.  The play is directed by Kevin Colbert.

Show dates for the production are March 10, 11, 16-18, 23-25, 30, 31, April 1, 7, 13-15, 20 and 22.  Curtain time is 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.  Sunday performances are 2pm matinees.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children.  Please call (402)944-2523 ext 7122 for reservations.  

KBC productions also noted that the "Mahoney Grill" is now open.  The park's restaurant is under new management with a new menu.  Those that attend the shows will now have the opportunity to try the new fare before or after the play.

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Lofte Community Theatre

15841 Manley Rd

PO Box 62

Manley,  NE  68403

(402) 234-2553

www.Lofte.com

 

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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.


 

Art Chicks Events

   March 10th Beach Party-come luau, wear your summer outfits and feel tanner.

March 30th & 31st- Free Craft Make & Take, Easter Bonnet Parade 31st

April 14-Purse Swap

April 27th & 28th Friday Saturday- Spring Flea Market

 

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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.

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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.

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.

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. 

 

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STATE LEGISLATOR NEWS

PAUL LAMBERT

 

March 2, 2012, Lincoln— In addition to the six bills I personally introduced this year, I am a co-introducer for 21 other proposals. By “signing-on” to a bill introduced by another senator or a committee, a co-introducer makes it known that he or she supports the bill. A co-introducer may initiate the process of adding his or her name to the bill. The bill’s primary introducer can also seek support from co-introducers to demonstrate the bill’s strength, even before it has a public hearing or is scheduled for floor debate. The legislature's rules require bills introduced by committees to be signed by a majority of the committee members. Eight of the bills, on which my name appears, were offered by committees on which I serve. Thirteen of the bills, to which I added my name, were introduced by other senators, and I chose to lend support to the proposals.

I added my name to LB 926 by Senator Annette Dubas. This proposal would require a minimum base rate for foster care payments to bring Nebraska's payments in line with the rest of the country, lessen the attrition of foster parents in Nebraska and provide more stable care to foster children in this state. After privatization of foster care services was instituted in 2009, payments for the care of state wards fluctuated dramatically. The bill would respond to this situation by requiring a base pay rate for foster parents. LB 926 was amended into one of the five child welfare reform bills that moved through the first round of floor debate this week. The amended version of the bill would require the Department of Health and Human Services to convene a Foster Care Reimbursement Rate Committee to develop a statewide standard reimbursement rate structure. It would also create temporary compensation increases by adding an additional stipend of $3.10 per day per child from July 1, 2012 though June 30, 2013, or until the Rate Committee completes its duties.

I am a co-introducer of LB 903 – a bill by District 45 Senator Abbie Cornett. This proposal would exempt sports events or leagues for youth under 19 from sales taxes. LB 903 was introduced in response to a decision last fall by the Department of Revenue to tax youth sports participation. The original provisions of LB 903 were amended into the Revenue Committee's priority bill LB 727, which was advanced from General File this week. Before the bill was moved, the tax exemption was amended to include sports participants who are 19 or older when they play in statewide, multisports events.

The recent issuing of contracts by the Department of Health and Human Services for child welfare privatization without verification of the cost for services led to the introduction of LB 765. I co-introduced the bill. LB 765 would require the department to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of any contracts valued at $25 million or more with providers of medical, behavioral or developmental services, and child care or child welfare services. LB 765 would add an important safeguard when state funds are awarded for social service contracts.

LB 990, a bill by Lincoln Senator Tony Fulton, includes my name as a co-introducer. This bill would require the display of Nebraska's state flag and the United States flag in all public school classrooms by the beginning of the 2012-13 school year. It would also require the leading of all students, who choose to participate, in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance every day that school is in session. The fiscal impact of LB 990 would result from the costs associated with the purchase and maintenance of flags by all public K-12 and post secondary educational institutions. These costs may be a factor in whether or not LB 990 is advanced for debate this year.

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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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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