Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - September 10, 2014
SPRINGFIELD TIRE RECYCLING DAY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
8:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.
City maintenance property located on the northeast corner of South 1st Street and Pflug Road
Springfield Residents Only
You must show proof of residency to be allowed to take advantage of this service this year. Please bring a copy of your August water bill with you to the dump site.
Tires will be the only item accepted at this event. Please do not bring heavy equipment tires, rims or trash.
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
480 MAIN STREET
8AM – 2PM
DONATIONS ACCEPTED ON WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY BEFORE THE SALE. NO CLOTHES, PLEASE.
PROCEEDS GO TO THE MISSIONS
SPRINGFIELD PLATTEVIEW COMMUNITY SCHOOLS HITS
HIGHEST ENROLLMENT IN 15 YEARS WITH 1,154 STUDENTS
Another student spike has put Springfield Platteview Community Schools at a Y2K enrollment level.
Springfield Platteview has gained 72 students from last spring to push its 2014-15 school year enrollment to 1,154 in preschool through 12th grade. This is the district’s highest student count since 1,159 attended during the 1999-2000 school year. Springfield Platteview also experienced a 6 percent enrollment increase last year.
Platteview High School has 381 students this year – its highest level since 2006-07. Platteview is up 37 students compared to last year. There are 101 in the freshmen class.
Westmont Elementary School continues to grow. Westmont has added 50 students in the past two years to push its enrollment to 271. Platteview Central Junior High School is up 13 students from last year to 173 in seventh and eighth grades. Springfield Elementary School is down four students from 256 a year ago to 252. The district has 77 preschool students.
As part of its strategic plan, Springfield Platteview has placed an emphasis on retaining and attracting students to the district. The enrollment bump also could aid Springfield Platteview down the road in regard to Learning Community funding. The district will lose $2,159,220 in Learning Community common levy funds during the 2014-15 school year.
“More enrollment may not be what we want in our district as far as more crowded schools, but it is essential to our district getting additional funding in the future through the Learning Community’s common levy until changes can hopefully take place,” Springfield Platteview Superintendent Brett Richards said.
EDUCATIONAL SERVICE UNIT #3
2014 Fall SCHEDULE
14801 S 108th Street
Springfield, NE 68059
INSTRUCTOR: Bill Buza
CLASSROOM DATES: September 13th, 20th, 27th October 4th, 11th
CLASSROOM TIME: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
BEHIND-THE-WHEEL: September 13th through November 15th
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Please mark your calendar for the next Springfield Community Blood Drive on Sunday Sept. 14th, 8:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M at the Springfield Fire Hall. To make an appointment go to: www.redcrossblood.org Sponsor code: 009111 or call Ralph @ 402-253-8301. Thank You and hope to see you there.
THE LIBRARY NOW PROVIDES LAPTOPS FOR ADULTS 18 YEARS OF AGE & OVER FOR USE IN THE LIBRARY. ALL USERS MUST PRESENT A DRIVER'S LICENSE OR PHOTO ID.
FALL STORY TIME
SEPTEMBER 8 - NOVEMBER 17
*EXCEPT OCTOBER 13 (COLUMBUS DAY)
AGES 2/12 - 5 YEARS ARE INVITED FOR STORIES & ACTIVITIES
A STEP AHEAD CENTER:
Daycare Support Staff (Springfield Ne)
Morning and evening openings, full time and part time. Flexible hours. Great for high school students after school and college students any time. We work with your class schedule. Prefer 19 or older for day openings. Start immediately. Great work atmosphere.
Compensation: Pay according to experience. Day shifts starting at 8 per hr. Evenings starting at 7.50 per hr.
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
17111 S 138th St
Springfield, NE 68059
(Nebraska Law stipulates that no outside alcohol can be brought onto the premise.)
COMING UP …
Sunday Music is still going strong! No cover charge - music is from 2-5 pm.
7th - April and Friends
14th - Rick Spurgin
21st - An Evening (A John Denver Tribute)
28th - Daniel Christian
Friday Night Music is back! Your favorite Friday night activity is back and better than ever! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and friends and come out to enjoy the music! Music will be outside weather permitting. $5 cover charge.
5th - Hector Anchando Band
12th - Jumpin' Kate and Naked Reserves
19th - Rock Rescue Group
26th - John Stokely Band
Check out upcoming performers and events at www.soaringwingswine.com!
See You at the Winery!
LOCAL SCOUTS EXPERIENCE GEOCACHING IN SPRINGFIELD
INDOOR/OUTDOOR GARAGE SALE FLEA MARKET
ART CHICKS 127 MAIN LOUISVILLE NEBRASKA
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY 10-3
Clearing out furniture, garden items, jewelry, glassware, advertising items, holiday decorations, antiques and vintage galore. Sewing and craft supplies!
Get your gear for winter projects. See you there!
Pictured: From left to right, Josh Smith, Benjiman Pettiford, Eddie McGonigal, Meredith McAdams, Kaitlan Scates-Pettiford, Cheryl Grimshaw and Ed Cutler.
“King O’ The Moon” Opens at Lofte
The Lofte Community Theatre will open the family comedy-drama, “King O’ The Moon” on Saturday, August 30. Written by Tom Dudzick, “King” is Part II in a trilogy loosely based upon his family life in Buffalo, NY. Part I, “Over the Tavern,” was produced by the Lofte in 2009. “King O’ The Moon,” follows the Pazinski family’s journey into the rebellious 1960s, just as Apollo 11 is about to land on the moon. The family gathers together to remember their father, Chet and catch-up with each other in the midst of the Civil Rights movement and the Viet Nam War.
Directed by Kevin Colbert, the production has one actress reprising her role. Cheryl Grimshaw again plays the strong Pazinski family matriarch, Ellen. Joining her onstage as the rest of the Pazinski children are Joshua Smith of Plattsmouth, Eddie McGonigal of Omaha, Benjiman Pettiford and Kaitlan Scates-Pettiford both of Bellevue. Meredith McAdams and Ed Cutler round-out the cast.
Production dates for the show are August 30, 31, September 5-7 and 12-14. Tickets are $19. Curtain time on Fridays and Saturdays is 7:30pm. Sunday matinees are at 2pm. Reservations can be made by calling the Lofte box office at (402) 234-2553.
Apple Jack Festival
Friday ~ Sunday
September 19 ~21, 2014
Nebraska City, NE
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Community Sustaining Sponsors 2014