Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - September 30, 2015

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TP 2015



 We are getting ready for our annual TP Drive around Springfield!! Weather permitting, the IMPACT youth group from the Methodist Church will be going door to door Sunday October 4th to collect rolls of toilet paper. It will go to a variety of places such as Carol’s House of Hope and various nonprofit food pantries. In case you didn’t realize TP can’t be purchased with government aid but it is still a necessity.  In case we miss your home or you want to just to drop it off – there will be a box in the Church entry. Thank you so much for your help! This is always a fun event for the kids, knocking on doors and asking for square to spare!!   


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This will be the 5th year the St. Joseph's Knights of Columbus take part in the coats for kids program, helping children in our community. The past 2 years we have had hats, gloves and scarves donated to go along with the coats.  We have experienced such a demand, this year we have purchased 72 coats to donate which is 33% more than the past years.  We would like to have donations of hats, mittens and scarves again.  We gladly accept all colors and we are looking for kids sizes 4-10 for the mittens. If you are interested in donating please contact Ralph Meister 402 707-8426. We try to get the coats out around the first week of November.




First United Methodist Church, 480 Main Street, is hosting a VNA Flu Shot Clinic during the October Senior Meal- October 6th, 11a-1p.  The cost is $32 for the shot or mist.  Insurance is accepted.  Please call to rsvp or if you have questions  402-253-2270.  




Open Enrollment Dates:

October 15 – December 7, 2015

THE A, B, C and D’s of Medicare

Presented by Amy Warsocki-Begley

October 14, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Springfield Memorial Library

665 Main Street

Springfield, Nebraska

Phone: 402-253-2797, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This program is for all those eligible or assisting someone eligible to enroll and is for educational purposes only.

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December 12 2015
First United Methodist Church
5:00-7:30 pm
Turkey, Ham and all the trimmings
Free will donations at the door split among all four churches in town
Door prizes
Questions:(402) 990-9933




Springfield Memorial Library is accepting applications for a part time Assistant Library Director. 20 hours per week, daytime hours.   A library degree is not required but applicants must agree to begin library basic skills certification classes within 3 months of employment. Applications are available at Springfield Memorial Library, 665 Main Street, Springfield, NE. Phone 402-253-2797 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



17111 S 138th St

Springfield, NE 68059


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

Sunday Acoustic Music!

No cover charge - music is from 2-5 pm.

October 4th – John Worsham


Friday Night Music

7:00 – 9:30pm

October 2nd – Jason Hinze

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

See You at the Winery!







SAT. OCT. 3, 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M.



Enjoy all the family-friendly activities at the pumpkin patch with the added bonus of live music and an art fair with hand-selected artists and craftsmen.  Johnny Rod will be performing acoustic country, classic rock, modern hits and originals from noon to 4:00 p.m. 

Activities include wagon rides, nature trails, play areas and farm animals, plus a a cafe in a restored one-room schoolhouse, and two floors of vintage, antiques and gifts in the farm's original barn.  One admission fee of $6 (ages 2 & under free) allows access to all activities at the farm.  




Farm 2015


Bloom Where You're Planted Farm's 11th Annual Pumpkin Festival

Sept. 26-Oct. 31 -- Fridays 1-6 p.m., Weekends 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

911-108th St., rural Avoca

New for 2015!  Corn Hole, a fun Egg Race game, and a big John Deere combine you can climb into!

Other activities include hay rides, nature trails, farm animals, rubber duck races, bucking bronco barrel ride, corn pit, family-sized tire swing, hay climb and tunnel, dress-a-scarecrow, horse swings, agricultural exhibits, gourd tunnel, photo ops and more!  Don't miss the barn full of seasonal gifts, tasty treats, antiques and TONS of pumpkins, or all of the yummy food from the Schoolhouse Cafe (serving smoked pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, nachos, ice cream, homemade pie and cookies, and coffee on the weekends).

Admission is $6.00 for ages 3 & up and includes all activities.  Shop the barn or dine at the cafe without an admission charge.  

Special events include Service Family Day Sept. 26, A.R.T. Fair with live music Oct. 3, Doggy Day Oct. 10, Country concert by McKenzie JaLynn and the Renegades Oct. 18, and Thanks-and-Giving Day Oct. 31.  See our website, www.bloompumpkinpatch.com, or Facebook pages for full details.





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The Cast of “Nana’s Naughty Knickers,” at the Lofte Community Theatre.  Front row left to right, Shelia Hansen, Shari Hoelker, Alyssa DiPaolo and Brenda Jones.  Back row, Ross Mumford, Jestin Jones, Ken Snyder, Jeff Johnston and Melinda Mead.

The Lofte Community Theatre announces the opening of their next production, “Nana’s Naughty Knickers,” on Saturday, October 10 at 7:30pm.  Written by Katherine DiSavino, the script is a fast-paced comedic farce that has become the Lofte’s fall tradition.  

Bridget is a young woman who is about to become roommates with her sweet little Grandma in a rent-controlled apartment in New York City.  However, what Bridget first saw as an easy opportunity quickly turns into mayhem.  It seems that sweet little Nana is running an illegal boutique from their apartment, selling naughty hand-made lingerie to local senior citizens.  

Alyssa DiPaolo of Lincoln and Shari Hoelker of Omaha play Bridget and her grandmother, respectively.  Rounding out the cast are Brenda Jones of Louisville, Ross Mumford, Jestin Jones and Shelia Hansen of Lincoln, Wendy Allen and Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth and Jeff Johnston and Ken Snyder both of Elmwood.  The production is directed by Kevin Colbert.

The production runs October 10, 11, 15-18 and 23-25.  Thursday through Saturday evening shows begin at 7:30pm.  Sunday performances are 2pm matinees.  Tickets are $19 with special discounts offered to groups of twenty or more.  The Lofte is located near the town of Manley in Cass County.  Those interested in tickets should call the Lofte box office at 402-234-2553 or visit their website, www.Lofte.com.

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Greenblatt & Seay proudly announce the Nineteenth ANNUAL SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE.  This historical, hysterical event will take place on Sunday, October 11, at 2:30 PM, downstairs in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.  In the Open Division, fiddlers will play a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice.  There will also be other divisions of competition available for the adventurous fiddlers, including a Singing Fiddler's Contest, a Twin Fiddler's Contest, a Fee-Fi-Faux Fiddler's Contest (fiddle tunes played on any instrument other than a fiddle), and a Hocus-Pocus Contest (cross-tuning, sound effects, dancing, etc.), which will give fiddlers an opportunity to play tunes that are usually not allowed in any other contest.

Contestants can pre-register on line: (

Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students, and $1.00 for children.  Fiddlers and their back-ups are admitted for free.  The contest will be followed by a light snack and an acoustic jam session.

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..


Internationally acclaimed fiddler, Julie Lyonn Lieberman, will be giving fiddle workshops in November in the Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse. On Friday, November 13, starting at 7PM, the subjects will be "Six Approaches to Jamming", and "Modal Improvisation".  On Saturday, November 14, starting at 9 AM, the topics will be "Gypsy Jazz" and "One Tune, Five Styles".  These workshops are appropriate for any string player who desires to open their ears to new ways of making music.

JULIE LYONN LIEBERMAN has helped develop the alternative string field over the last thirty-five+ years through her work as an educator, author, radio producer, composer, recording artist, journalist, and performer. Her former students have toured with Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Celine Dion, Billy Joel, and one of her former students plays regularly on Dancing with the Stars.

Pre-registration is required.  For more information, and to register, click on the following link:


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     Yogi Berra


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Connie Manzer


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