Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - October 7, 2015

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OCTOBER 16 & 17

Donations being accepted starting Wednesday October 14, 5pm

Items not to bring: clothing or box TV’s

Questions, contact: Elizabeth 813-943-1544







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.



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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.




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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.


Friday Night Music

7:00 – 9:30pm

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

See You at the Winery!




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All American Roofing & Gutters is a locally based company, serving Cass County and greater Omaha area.
We are proud of our high quality workmanship, prompt, dependable service and fair prices.
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See what customers say about our business:

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We are locally owned and operated and our prices are competitive. We offer free inspections of your entire property for signs of storm damage and we will work with your insurance company to ensure that you get the full benefit of your premium payments.

Call Travis McGill at 402-690-7138 for a free estimate!




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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St. John’s Catholic School in Plattsmouth, NE is looking for a custodian - hours are Monday thru Friday - option to work either 8-4 or 10-6.  $10 an hour.  Includes insurance.  Contact Linda at 402-296-6230.


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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.
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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.



Greenblatt & Seay and Friends will present a concert of "Train Songs" on Sunday, November 8, at 2:30 PM, downstairs in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.  What is it about trains that so easily engages one's imagination?  Find out as you tap your feet and clap your hands while listening to old and new train songs.  This performance will feature the sounds of the fiddle, harmonica, whistles, banjo, guitar, and lots of vocal harmonies.

Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students, and $1.00 for children. The concert will be followed by a light snack and an acoustic jam session.


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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~Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learning in school.

-Albert Einstein


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Connie Manzer


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