Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - January 23, 2013

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS

JANUARY 23, 2013

 

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Springfield Days Organizational Meeting

Thursday January 24 @ 7pm

Springfield Memorial Library

665 Main Street

Everyone is Welcome to Attend


 

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VALENTINE LUNCHEON

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6

12:30PM

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

SALAD/CASSEROLE $5.00 PER PERSON

Rsvp: Shirley 253-2270

 


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SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

SUNDAY FEB 10

8:00 A.M TIL 1:00 P.M.

SPRINGFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Springfield Community is always great about taking time out to donate to this worthy cause and it is greatly appreciated. Hope to see you all there again on February 10.

Thanks from: The Springfield Knights of Columbus - Sponsors, the Red Cross and Ralph Meister Coordinator

 

 

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Springfield Memorial Library displays

Bob Gibson Replica Statue

Stop by the library to view a replica of the Bob Gibson Statue which will be installed at Werner Park this coming Spring. The eight foot bronze statue is being sculpted by world class artist, Littleton Alston. The project is sponsored by the Bob Gibson Heritage Project which brings together fans, community leaders, and local businesses to commemorate Gibson’s story and to build a foundation for generations to come. You can be a part of big league history by making a donation. For more information, visit:

BobGibsonProject.org

 

 

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BASKETBALL SHOOTING COMPETITION

The St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring the annual free throw shooting competition on Friday, January 25 at Platteview High School. Shooting begins at 7 p.m. The competition is open to boys and girls ages 9-14. Winners in each age bracket will receive basketballs. Winners in the 10-14 age brackets will advance to the District competition. Contact Joe Boro at 402-490-8697 for more information

 

 

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Registration for baseball, softball, and t-ball is now open.  Please go to www.platteviewjrtrojans.com to sign up.  Registration period ends on February 18, 2013. 

 

 

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Springfield Elementary PTO Family Night

Game Night 

Springfield Elementary

 January 25 - 7pm.

 



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EDUCATIONAL SERVICE UNIT #3

 DRIVER EDUCATION

2013 SPRING SCHEDULE

 PLATTEVIEW

14801 S 108 Street

Springfield, NE 68059

402-339-3606

 INSTRUCTOR:                    Gary Boe

CLASSROOM DATES:       January 26, February 2, 9, 16th March 2nd

CLASSROOM TIME:           8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

BEHIND-THE-WHEEL:       January 26thth - May 20th

 

 

PLATTEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL

WINTER SPORTS SEASON

GO TROJANS!

FOR MORE INFO: www.goplatteview.com/

 


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VFW COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

JANUARY 27, 2013

Last Sunday of each month from October through April, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Legion Hall in Springfield.   Cost is $6.50 for adults and 3.00 for children aged 5 to 12.  Breakfast includes all-you-care to eat pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, ham and sausage links and patties.  Included is coffee, orange juice and milk.

 

 

SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

 

 EVENTS AT THE LIBRARY

 

January 10, 17, 24, & 31-3:30 – 4:30pm - KIDS GET

FIT & READ- workout to an exercise video, eat a

healthy snack, & read books for all elementary ages.

 

Tuesday evenings, 6-7pm – BEYOND BASICS

COMPUTER CLASS. Please register.

 

Thursday afternoons, 1-3pm – Bring your photos to

the library’s meeting room. Space and tips on

organizing will be provided.


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SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS

183 MAIN STREET

SPRINGFIELD, NE 68059

402-301-9162

OWNERS, GLENN & MARGIE TREMBLEY

 

Friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

www.springfieldartworks.com 

GALLERY HOURS

Tues, Wed, Friday 1 - 5PM

Thurs 1 - 8PM

Sat 11AM - 4:30PM

 

 

 

 SOARING WINGS VINEYARD

17111 S 138th St

Springfield, NE 68059

402-253-2479

Sunday Acoustic Music

No cover charge

2:00 -5:00 p.m.

January

6th - Greg Place


13th - Daniel Christian


20th - Sue Murray


27th - Mark Irvin

 

 

HAPPENING NEARBY

 

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Pictured :  The cast of "The Hallelujah Girls" from left:  Ann Hutable-Scates, David Willingham, Melinda Mead, Shari Hoelker, Brandy Palatas, Allison Tiller, Randy Young and Brenda Jones.

 

'The Hallelujah Girls' Make a Joyful Noise

at Mahoney State Park

 

KBC Productions opens "The Hallelujah Girls" on January 19 at the Kountze Theater inside Mahoney State Park.  The female comedy runs weekends through February 17.

After they losing a close friend, the women of Eden Falls, Georgia realize that time is precious and they've got to work fast to achieve their dreams.  Sugar Lee Thompkins opens a the 'Spa-Dee-Dah' day spa in an abandoned church.  See the women launch new lives in this joyful comedy that will make you shout, "Hallelujah!"

Starring in the ensemble cast are Shari Hoelker, Ann Huxtable-Scates and Allison Tiller of Omaha; Brandy Palatas of Papillion, Melinda Mead and David Willingham of Plattsmouth, Brenda Jones of Louisville and Randy Young of Murdock.  

Production dates are January 19, 20, 25-27, February 1-3, 8, 10, and 14-17.  Showtimes on Fridays and Saturdays are 7:30pm and Sunday afternoon matinees at 2pm.  On Sunday, February 10, there is a second performance at 7:30pm.  Adult tickets are $10 and children under 12 are $8.  For reservations, please call Mahoney State Park at 402.944.2523 ext. 7122.

 

 

 LOFTE VOLUNTEER CELEBRATION

FEBRUARY 9

 The Lofte Community Theatre Board of Directors announces that its annual Volunteer Celebration will be held at 6pm on Saturday, February 9.  A light meal will be followed by a brief business meeting.  Artistic Director Kevin Colbert will highlight the successes of 2012 an announce 2013 and 2014 show selections.  Elections for openings on the Board of Directors will also be held.  

Attendees do not need to have been in a show during the past calendar year.  This is an open invitation to friends, family, volunteers, patrons and sponsors.  

 

 

IRISH MUSIC CONCERT

Greenblatt & Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series features a concert of Irish music on Sunday, March 10, 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 10 will include the championship fiddling styles of Deborah Greenblatt, and the fancy whistle-playing of David Seay.

The concert will be downstairs, and 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 and senior citizens, and $1.00 for children. Seating is limited. For more information, write to  Greenblatt & Seay, The Old Schoolhouse, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska, 68307, or call 402-275-3221, or e-mail them at 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 Wednesday, March 13 - Friday, March 15, from 9 AM to 1 PM. You can sign up for 1 day, or 2 days, or all 3 days.
On Wednesday, 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 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.
One day: $60.00
Two days: $110.00 ($55 per day)
Three days: $150.00 fee for 3 days. ($50 per day)

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.) if you are interested in participating, or if you have any questions.

 

ELEVENTH 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, 2013.  The winners will be announced on May 25, 2013, 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, and printed in Stringing Along, the journal of the Nebraska Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

For the 2013 contest rules and guidelines, e-mail 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 2013 Contest Rules and Guidelines:

1. Each submission should be an original composition which must be unpublished and composed after March
31, 2012.

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, 2013.

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 25, 2013, 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.

 

~ Never regret something that made you smile.

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 Thanks to all Springfield E-Newsletter readers.

 

Connie Manzer

   

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Springfield State Bank Xmas Open House
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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
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Thu Dec 14 @ 6:30PM -
Family Cookie Decorating Party @the Library
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FUMC Blue Christmas Service

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