WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
MAY 16, 2012
PLATTEVIEW HIGH SENIORS
MAY 20, 2012 - 1:00PM
PLATTEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL MAIN GYM
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
SPRINGFIELD DAYS 2012
“GOING GAGA IN SPRINGFIELD”
JUNE 8 & 9
VOLLEY BALL TOURNEY
SHOW 'N SHINE
FUN FAMILY ACTITIVIES
KIDDY & GRAND PARADES
DUCK DROP RACE
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2011 SPRINGFIELD DAYS KIDDY PARADE
SPRINGFIELD DAYS MEETING
THURSDAY MAY 17
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE
The Springfield American Legion Post 143 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9558 will host a Memorial Day Service on 28 May 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Springfield Cemetery. All are welcome to attend. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held in the Springfield Legion Hall.
50 YEAR CLASS REUNION
Following the Springfield/Platteview Alumni Banquet on 26th of May, the 50 year class of 1962 invites Springfield/Platteview alumnus to join them at the Springfield American Legion Hall. The Hall will be opened at 8:30. Cash bar will be available. Thanks
NEW LIBRARY WEBSITE
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YOTES BBQ PIZZARIA
YOTES NEW SUMMER HOURS:
TUESDAY THRU SATURDAY 11AM-10PM.
ALSO, DON'T FORGET FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
ARE RIB DAYS @ YOTES,
GET THEM WHILE THEY LAST!!!
"Home of the Bigger, Better Pizzas"
DINE IN OR CARRY OUT
183 MAIN STREET
SPRINGFIELD, NE 68059
ARTISTIC STRESS RELIEF
Come on down to Main St and sign up for new classes. Learn Japanese surface design for art quilts or paper or how to fuse glass plates,bowls or jewelry....new designs just in.
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Tuesday thru Friday
11AM – 4:30PM
Nana now has popcorn and coffee while you shop.
FOR ALL CONSIGNMENT INQUIRIES, CALL 402-990-6680.
Tuesday 12 Noon – 7PM
Wednesday –Thursday 10AM – 6PM
Friday 10AM -5PM
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
17111 S 138th St
Springfield, NE 68059
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!
6th - Greg Place
13th - Strings & Chords
20th - Mitch Armstrong
27th - Katie Logan
Friday Night Music Series
Bring a lawn-chair or blanket. Cover charge of $5.00 per person - Age 12 and older (Wine not included),
Tastings of wine or beer may be purchased at the gate for $6 - 5 Tastings and you keep the glass!
Wine by the glass $5, $7 for a glass of Syrah
$12 and up for bottles of wine (We can re-cork if you don't finish the bottle.)
Beer by the glass $4.50 - $6.00
Gate opens at 6:00 p.m., Music starts at 7:00 p.m. and plays until 9:30 p.m.
Yotes BBQ Pizzeria will be available. Cheese, crackers, sausage, and bread available for purchase in the Tasting Room.
4th - Mitch Armstrong & Smokin' Section
11th - Chris Saub Band
18th - In the Gruv
25th - Swampboy Blues Band
Lofte Community Theatre
15841 Manley Rd
PO Box 62
Manley, NE 68403
AUDITION NOTICE - May 27 & 29
Manley, NE [May 14, 2012] -The Lofte Communitiy Theatre near Manley will be holding auditions on Sunday, May 27th and Tuesdsay, May 29th at 6:30pm for their upcoming summer musical, "Singin' in the Rain." The stage play is based off of the 1952 MGM film.
Artistic Director Kevin Colbert and Musical Director Betty Colbert ask that those auditioning bring a prepared song of no more than one minute in length. An accompanist will be provided. This is a large ensemble cast with many featured (speaking) roles. There are roles available for trained dancers including some solos. The star vehicle is male. Parts are available for men and women ages 17-60. No stage experience is required. Newcomers are always welcome. A complete breakdown of roles can be found on the Lofte's audition page on www.Lofte.com.
Rehearsals will begin in June. The show will run weekends July 20-August 5. Those who have questions about the show or the audition process are welcome to contact the Lofte at (402) 234-2553.
Art Chicks Events
May 26th- Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
June 23rd Cocktails in the Garden with Plant & Garden Junk Sale, Plant Swap
GREENBLATT & SEAY
Multi-Instrumentalists, Greenblatt & Seay, will be giving free workshops on Saturday, May 26, at the Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, Nebraska. Championship fiddler, Deborah Greenblatt, will be giving a free fiddle workshop at 10 AM. David Seay's free harmonica workshop will be at 12 p.m. with all participants receiving a free harmonica.
Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit http://www.nps.gov/home/index.htm
STATE LEGISLATOR NEWS
May 11, 2012, Lincoln— When the legislature adjourns for the year, interim studies are conducted by legislative committees. The purpose of each study is defined in a resolution that is introduced by a senator or a committee before the session ends. The resolution authorizes a committee to conduct research on a policy issue between legislative sessions. Each committee's chairperson submits a study plan to identify prioritized topics. The committee’s legal counsel coordinates the study plan. If the study requires a significant amount of time and research, legislative aides, whose senators serve on the committee, may be invited to lend assistance.
An interim study may resolve the issue that prompted its introduction, or it may produce a bill for the next legislative session. If new legislation is expected, the committee may schedule one or more hearings to seek public input. Hearings are usually held in the fall. Some committees schedule hearings at the Capitol in Lincoln. Others hold hearings in communities throughout the state to give more citizens a chance to learn about the issue under review.
This year 120 interim study resolutions were introduced. Like legislative bills each resolution is assigned to a legislative committee based on the subject to be studied. If a resolution's focus is broad, it may be assigned to more than one committee for joint consideration. Thirty-one resolutions were directed to the four committees on which I serve. The Health and Human Services and Urban Affairs Committees are responsible for 26 of the studies.
LR 552 is the first priority on the Urban Affairs' agenda. This study by Committee Chairman Amanda McGill of Lincoln will examine economic development in rural areas of the state, with a focus on cities of the first and second class, and villages. Through LR 501 the committee will examine the relationships between municipal and state governments in Nebraska. The Urban Affairs and Revenue Committees will collaborate on two studies. One of them - LR 553 calls for an examination of strategies to promote the restoration and revitalization of historic business districts throughout the state. In District 2 Nebraska City and Plattsmouth continue to benefit from the Nebraska Main Street Program's preservation-based strategy for rebuilding and strengthening businesses to support sustainable communities. I will be pleased to participate in a search for new ways to protect the historic center of other communities in our district and throughout the state.
The Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee will continue its evaluation of the state's child welfare system during the interim. LR 525 calls for the HHS and Judiciary Committees to examine how Nebraska's system for screening, assessing and investigating reports of child abuse and neglect contribute to our state's unusually high rate of out-of-home foster care. The HHS Committee will also gather data and develop recommendations on the unmet needs of and gaps in services available to youth who transition or “age-out” of Nebraska's foster care system.
In 2001 LB 692 was passed to provide a policy framework for the use of the Nebraska Health Care Cash Fund (NHCCF) and establish Nebraska's share of tobacco settlement funds as one of two sources of revenue for the NHCCF. The intent of LB 692 was to use the funds for health-related purposes. Nebraska has an excellent record of using the funds appropriately, but the state's investment council cautioned last fall that if the current level of commitments is not reduced, spending will result in a declining NHCCF balance. LR 508 calls for the HHS Committee to review, assess and provide recommendations about the implementation and sustainability of the NHCCF. LR 549 asks the HHS and Appropriations Committees to determine the range of investment returns on the NHCCF over the next ten years and the actual needs of the current funding recipients over the same time period. The NHCCF provides valuable support for health-related needs in our state. It must receive vigilant oversight to ensure its continued existence well into the future.
I am always interested in hearing your comments by mail, phone or email.
Senator Paul Lambert
State Capitol, PO Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
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- L Reid
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