Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - October 22, 2014


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All you care to eat pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, ham and sausage links and patties.  Orange juice coffee or milk included.  Price is $6.50 which includes a $1.50 donation.  Serving from 8:00 a.m. until noon.






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The Westmont Elementary School PTO will be hosting a craft fair on Friday, November 14th from 5 -8 p.m. & Saturday, November 15th from 8 a.m-2 p.m. in the Westmont Gymnasium.


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Parchment and Plume announces the Oct. 17 e-book release of Courtships and Carriages, a sweet-historical romance, written by Janet Syas Nitsick of Springfield. Paperback release will follow the initial e-book release.

Description:  Courtships and Carriages, a sweet Christian romance, returns readers to the Omaha of 1893, where men who drove fancy carriages like debonair Nolan Bradford could make ladies’ hearts flutter, such as Gwen Ward’s. Her heart raced every time she saw him, especially when these rides included secret rendezvous, pretty flowers and stolen kisses. ...  

Her decision could be an easy one if only her dear-childhood friend, Russ Knudson, a kindhearted, humble man, a man who works with his hands -- a farmer -- was not also vying for her hand. He may not be as refined as Nolan, but his feelings were just as sincere and Gwen’s love for him ran deep. And, if only Nolan was not the son of the corrupt mayor and her father, the publisher of a local paper, was not investigating that corruption. 

The answer is in her court in Courtships and Carriages which includes intrigue and suspense when a trunkful of mayoral electoral ballots comes up missing.  




Organizers of the first annual Nativity Display Event held at St. Joseph Church are inviting people to participate in the event by sharing your nativity themed displays with visitors to the celebration.  Set up will be on Friday, November 28. The Nativity Display takes place Saturday November 29 and Sunday November 30. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone 402 -253-2015 for more information.



The library is now open Friday

1:00 – 5:00pm

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(Nebraska Law stipulates that no outside alcohol can be brought onto the premise.)


Sunday Music is still going strong!  No cover charge - music is from 2-5 pm.


5th – Tracy Skretta

12th – Jeff Tomes

19th – Ryan Mcleay

26th – Katie Logan

Friday Night Music~Your favorite Friday night activity is better than ever! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and friends and come out to enjoy the music! Music will be outside weather permitting. No cover charge in October.


3rd – Mark Irvin

10th - Jessica Errett

19th – Sue Murray

26th – Jon Sundermeier

31st – Tim Koehn

Check out upcoming performers and events at www.soaringwingswine.com!

See You at the Winery!








David Seay, Master Artist with the Nebraska Arts Council, will be presenting a Harmonica Workshop/Concert on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at 2:30 PM in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.  Each paid admission includes a free harmonica for those 6 years old or older.  The workshop will include an introduction to the 10 hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C Major.

The workshop will be downstairs in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, and followed by light refreshments, and an acoustic jam session 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.



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Pictured :  Kevin Colbert and Brandy Palatas can’t help but snooping on the neighbors in the Hitchcock inspired, “Wrong Window!” opening at the Lofte Community Theatre on Oct 11.   

“Wrong Window” Opens at Lofte

The hilarious Hitchcock-inspired farce,“ Wrong Window!” will open on the Lofte Community Theatre’s stage on October 11.  The script is written by the successful writing team of Van Zandt and Milmore whose other works include “Love, Sex and the I.R.S.,” and “Suitehearts.”  

New York couple Marnie and Jeff think their neighbor has killed his wife.  However, the woman’s body soon disappears and the bumbling witnesses sneak into the cross-courtyard apartment to solve the mystery.  In all, there are over 30 script references to the works and characters in Alfred Hitchcock films.  Can you spot them all?

The production is directed by and stars Kevin Colbert as Jeff.  His wife Marnie is played by Brandy Palatas of Papillion.  Rounding out the cast are Scott Pope and Scott Nielsen of Eagle, Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth, John Bell and Ken Patry of Omaha, and Jeff Johnston and Ken Snyder of Elmwood.  Alyssa DiPaolo of Lincoln gives a stunning performance as the dead body.  

Performance dates for “Wrong Window!” are October 11, 12, 17-19 and 24-26.  Friday and Saturday curtain times are at 7:30pm.  All Sunday performances are 2pm matinees.  Tickets are $19 and reservations can be made by calling the box office at 402-234-2553.  The Lofte Community Theatre is located just east of Hwy 50 near the town of Manley.  


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CASS COUNTY COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE (CASA) is seeking a part-time Staff Assistant to provide administrative, clerical and general program support. This position requires a personable and professional demeanor, Microsoft Office proficiency, the ability to maintain confidentiality, and a passion for child advocacy. Knowledge of social media preferred. Send resume/cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information see www.casscasa.org.




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 Connie Manzer



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Pie Contest@ the Library
Mon Oct 01 @ 7:00PM -
Homecoming Parade
Wed Oct 03 @ 3:30PM - 05:00PM
UMC Kids Club
Sat Oct 13 @ 4:00PM - 08:00PM
Volunteer Fire Dept. Open House
Sun Oct 21 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
Community Blood Drive
Mon Oct 22 @ 6:30PM -
Library Pumpkin Walk
Sat Oct 27 @ 1:30PM -
PHS Fall Play: The Miracle Worker
Sat Oct 27 @ 5:00PM - 07:30PM
St. Joseph Ladies Guild Soup Supper
Sat Oct 27 @ 7:00PM -
PHS Fall Play: The Miracle Worker
Fri Nov 09 @ 7:30PM - 11:30PM
Fall Festival Dance Fundraiser

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