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SPRINGFIELD NEWS

March 12, 2014

 


DESTINATION IMAGINATION TEAMS ADVANCE

 

DI teams competed at Regionals this past Saturday at Blair.  All four teams earned trips to the State DI competition in Kearney on April 5.  Here are the teams and their placements:

 

1st Place:

Structural Challenge, 7th Grade Team Platteview Central

 

2nd Place:

Improv Challenge, 8th Grade Team, Platteview Central 

 

3rd Place:

Technical Challenge, 7th/8th Team, Platteview Central

 

4th Place:

Improv Challenge, 7th Grade Team, Platteview Central

 

 


fish dinner

St. Joseph Knights of Columbus

Fish Fry

Dates: Friday: March 14th, 21st, 28th, April 4th, and April 11th.

Where: St. Joseph Church Social Hall, 901 Main St. Springfield NE

Time: 5:00 to 7:30 P.M.

Featuring: Baked and Fried Pollack, Shrimp, Mac & Cheese, Cheese Pizza along with French Fries, Green Beans, Dinner Roll and Dessert.  Come join in the "Best Kept Secret of Fish Fry Fridays !"
 

 

 

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CONGRATULATIONS TROJAN GIRLS!!!

GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM FINISHES FOURTH AT

NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT. THANKS FOR

THE GREAT SEASON!

 

 

 

 

PLATTEVIEW HIGH MUSICAL

“GREASE”

MARCH 13 & 14

7:00PM

Rehearsals are underway for Platteview High School's musical “Grease”. Students are working hard and having fun at rehearsals preparing for opening night.  Performances of "Grease" will be Thursday, March 13 & Friday, March 14 at 7pm.

 

 

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YOGA IN SPRINGFIELD

Summit Health Physical Therapy is excited to announce that we are offering Yoga Classes!  You can check out our website for class description as well.  We are offering special pricing in March:  5 visit punch card for $25.00 or $40 for unlimited classes.  To see if yoga is right for you, we are making your first visit FREE!  Call with any questions and we look forward to meeting your wellness needs!  www.summithealthpt.com

 

 

SPRINGFIELD DAYS PLANNING MEETING

THURSDAY MARCH 27 @ 7:00PM

SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

JOIN US TO HELP PLAN THIS YEAR’S EVENT

ANY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION IS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE

THIS IS A GREAT FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR:

SPRINGFIELD DAYS: JUNE 6 & 7, 2014

“CLASSIC CARS, CLASSIC ROCK, CLASSIC SPRINGFIELD”



Twitter 101

Tuesday, March 18th

7-8 p.m. in room 108

Platteview High School

Bring a device with you for an hour long interactive session on Twitter.

Please RSVP to 402-339-3606 ext. 125 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



 

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VFW BREAKFAST

MARCH 30, 2014

VFW Post 9558 Community Breakfast the last Sunday of each month, in the Springfield Legion Hall from 8:00 a.m. until noon.  For $6.50 which includes a donation of $1.50 you get all you care to eat pancakes, French toast, hash browns, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, juice and coffee.

 


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SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

SPRING PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

MARCH 3 – MAY 5

9:30AM

Bring your little ones on Monday morning for stories & fun activities.

Drop-ins are welcome!

 

 

 

HEARTS TO HANDS MINISTRY

 

We are inviting any and all who are interested in Knitting, Crocheting and Sewing, to participate in our ministry.  We have three programs that we support, KAS Care which is an organization that puts together 8x8 inch squares of knitting or crocheting to create blankets for orphan children in South Africa.  What is needed by them are 8x8 inch squares of knitted/crocheted squares with a tail of 24 inches attached to it. 

 We also support our local NICU with preemie baby items for families who will be taking their precious babies home, who are still quite small.  We donate hats, booties and blankets.  And this can take the form of knitting, crocheting or sewn items.

  And the last item we are looking for help with are, Chemo Caps.  These are provided to Methodist Hospital to those people who are going through Chemotherapy.  They should be made with soft fibers and fabrics, since their skin is very sensitive.  These also may be knitted, crocheted or sewn.

Hearts to Hands meets every Thursday evenings at the 1st United Methodist Church in Springfield.  But it is not necessary for you to attend the meetings.  If you would like to participate in this all we ask is that you bring your items to the church or library.

Any and all items will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you



SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS

IS CHOSEN AS A PASSPORT SITE FOR THIS YEAR’S 2014 PROGRAM

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM FOR ALL THE FUN!

 

2014 Nebraska Passport Sites Selected

 The Nebraska Tourism Commission presents the 80 featured stops in the 2014 Nebraska Passport Program. New to the program this year are special-interest tours featuring top Nebraska quilting destinations, patriotic and military sites and a tour that will help visitors learn about the history of transportation.

 The Passport program encourages travelers to explore Nebraska, collect stamps from participating attractions and earn great prizes.

 The 2014 Passport will feature 80 attractions on 10 themed tours: Sips and Suds, Patchwork Passion, Rare Finds, Home Grown Nebraska, Fork in the Road, Hit the Snooze, Without Walls, Stars and Stripes, How We Move and Can’t Get Enough.

 Travelers have from May 1 through September 30 to visit attractions and redeem their stamps for prizes. For each completed tour, participants win a Nebraska Passport T-shirt. Travelers also can receive 20 $1 Nebraska Lottery Scratch coupons (for 20 stamps) and a digital picture frame (for 40 stamps) and a Pebble Smartwatch (for all 80 stamps).

 A grand-prize drawing for a 60” Plasma TV will be held in October. This year, an additional drawing for 300 $1 Nebraska Lottery Scratch tickets will be held for all participants, 19 and older, who turn in passports with at least one stamp.

 Passports will be available at participating stops in May or can be pre-ordered by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 Selected Tour Sites

 1.       Can’t Get Enough

1)       Arbor Lodge State Historical Park – Nebraska City

2)       Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park – Royal

3)       Hastings Museum – Hastings

4)       Nebraska State Capitol – Lincoln

5)       NEBRASKAland Days – North Platte

6)       Neligh Mill State Historic Site – North Neligh

7)       University of Nebraska State Museum at Morrill Hall – Lincoln

8)       Wessel’s Living History Farm – York

2.       Forks in the Road

1)       Bella Italia Restaurant – Cozad

2)       High Plains Homestead, Home of the Drifter Cookshack & Bunkhouse – Crawford

3)       Nebraska Barn and Grill – Gothenburg

4)       River House Soda Fountain & Café – Plattsmouth

5)       Sandstone Grill – Burwell

6)       The Black Crow Restaurant & Bar – Beatrice

7)       The Chocolate Bar – Grand Island

8)       Westside Restaurant – O’Neill

3.       Hit the Snooze

1)       Balcony House Bed & Breakfast – Imperial

2)       Comstock Premier Lodge – Sargent

3)       Grand Weaver Hotel – Falls City

4)       Liberty House B&B Antiques and Gifts – Seward

5)       Lied Lodge and Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm – Nebraska City

6)       Magnolia Hotel – Omaha

7)       Pine Valley Resort – Long Pine

8)       Prairie Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast – Walton

4.       Home Grown

1)       Benson’s Plant Rescue: Charlotte’s Store and Gardens – Omaha

2)       Country Drawers – Cambridge

3)       It’s All About Bee’s – Ralston

4)       Jisa’s Farmstead Cheese - Brainard

5)       Prairie Grounds Café and Gifts – Broken Bow

6)       Springfield Artworks – Springfield

7)       The Most Unlikely Place – Lewellen

8)       Victory Hill Farm – Scottsbluff

5.       How We Move

1)       Carhenge – Alliance

2)       Classic Car Collection – Kearney

3)       Farm and Ranch Museum – Gering

4)       Golden Spike Tower and Visitor’s Center – North Platte

5)       Great Platte River Road Archway – Kearney

6)       Lauritzen Garden’s Model Railroad Garden - Omaha

 

 

TouchingHearts 

At Touching Hearts, we know that maintaining independence is the key to ensuring the highest quality of life. We are honored to have the opportunity to serve and care for Springfield area residents.

 

Our Caregivers give a helping hand with daily activities like:

 

  • Meal preparation & cleanup
  • Laundry & change linens
  • Shopping & errands
  • Light housekeeping
  • Medication reminders
  • Companionship
  • Transportation
  • Peace of mind for all family members
  • Hourly, overnight or 24 hour live-in
  • Temporary or long-term

“Touching Hearts at Home is dedicated to enhancing and preserving our clients’ quality of life with respect, trustworthiness

and excellence in service.”

We care for those living in communities within Sarpy County

For a free brochure including rates call: 402-905-0119

Bonded & Insured

www.touchinghearts.com/neighboringomaha

Touching Hearts at Home P.O. Box 311 Gretna, Ne 68028

Malinda & Kevin Perdue/Owners

 

 

SOARING WINGS VINEYARD

17111 S 138th St

Springfield, NE 68059

402-253-2479

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

 

 Sunday Acoustic Music

No cover charge

2:00 -5:00 p.m.

MARCH

2nd - Ryan McLeay

9th - TBD

16th - Tim Koehn

23rd - John Stokely

30th - Sue Murray

 

 

HAPPENING NEARBY

 

COMEDY ‘SELF-HELP’ OPENS AT MAHONEY STATE PARK

 Mahoney March

Pictured on Attachment:  Front- Brandy Palatas and Kevin Colbert.  Center- Harold Scott, Shari Hoelker and Jim Knierim.  Back- Stacy White.

 KBC Productions will open the comedy production, ‘Self-Help,’ on March 8th at the Kountze Theater in Mahoney State Park.  Written by Norm Foster, ‘Self-Help,’ tells of Hal and Cindy Savage who reinvent themselves as self-help gurus and relationship experts.  When their own marriage starts to take a nosedive and they find a dead man in their study, their professional status hangs in the balance.  This is an adult farce with hilarious situations.  Director Kevin Colbert suggests a PG-13 rating.

Kevin Colbert also stars in this production along with Brandy Palatas of Papillion as his wife.  Stacy White and Shari Hoelker of Omaha, Jim Knierim of Louisville and Harold Scott of Lincoln round out the cast.  Performance dates are March 8, 9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30, April 4-6, 11-13, 18 and 19.  Curtain times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm.  Sunday performances are 2pm matinees.  

Mahoney State Park is located off the interstate on exit 426.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12.  While some tickets are available at the door, you can call to reserve your tickets at (402) 944-2523 ext 7122.  A valid park entry permit is required.    

 

 

IRISH MUSIC CONCERT

GREENBLATT & SEAY

PERFORMANCE CONCERT SERIES

SUNDAY MARCH 9

OLD SCHOOL HOUSE

AVOCA, NE

$10 ADULTS - $5 STUDENTS & SENIORS - $1 CHILDREN

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.

 

 

 

12TH 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

 

Best Viola Tune: $75, courtesy of the American Viola Society

 

Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2014. The winners will be announced on May 24, 2014, 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 2014 contest rules and guidelines, e-mail This e-mail 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.

 

FIDDLE CAMP

Registration is now open for the 2014 Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska. Deborah Greenblatt, championship fiddler, author of many fiddle collections, will help the campers get in touch with their inner fiddler. The course of study during the Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps will be designed specifically for the individual campers who sign up.

The June Camp (Monday, June 9 - Friday, June 13) is for folks who consider themselves beginners. The July Camp (Monday, July 14 - Friday, July 18) is for folks who consider themselves intermediate or advanced. Enrollment is limited to 10 fiddlers for each week, so that everyone will get individual attention.

For more information, e-mail Deborah at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

To register on line, log on to: http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp.shtml

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   Sarah Dessen

 

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