Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - March 4, 2009


March 4, 2009


It’s Western Days in Springfield on June 12 &13 during this year’s Springfield Days!  Come up with an idea for a logo/catch phrase for this year’s theme and enter the Logo Contest.  Please email your ideas to Editor @springfieldnebraska.com or drop off at the Library, before March 19.

The next Springfield Days meeting will be held on March 19, 7:00pm at the Springfield Memorial Library. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Jr. High students are invited to register for a Poetry & Printmaking Workshop at Springfield Memorial Library. The workshop will be held from 3:45 – 4:45pm on March, 24. 31, April 7, April 14. An Art Show is planned for April 21 where students will show off their completed projects to family and friends.  This workshop will be led by library assistant and local artist, Nancy Davis and is funded by a grant from the Eastern Library System.  Please call the library at 253-2797 for questions or more information.


Mark your calendars for the upcoming Lenten Friday Fish Fries at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Fish Fry dates are March 6, 13, 27 & April 3.

SYAA News- The Springfield Youth Athletic Association is hosting its Annual Spring Fling Dinner and Auction on April 18, 2009.  For additional information, contact Angie Michaels at 290-7714 or Billie Jo Karnik at 597-1525.
It’s Preschool Storytime at Springfield Memorial Library! Little ones, age 2/12 -5 years, are invited to come for stories & activities on every Wednesday, March 4 – May 6 at 9:30am.
Spring is almost here and Acoustic Sundays is now happening once again at Soaring Wings Vineyard. This week Mitch Armstrong plays beginning at 2pm. Weather permitting, this event will take place in the gazebo. In case of inclement weather (snow!?!?!), music will be in the party room.
Friends of the Springfield Memorial Library Fundraiser News - Marcus Theatre ticket packages and gift certificates are still on sale. Purchase Gold tickets (anytime pass) for $6.00 ea. or Silver tickets( day pass) for $5.50. Get ready to garden with Flower Power "Summer Garden Collection" packages. Stop by the Library or call 253-2797 for more information. 


March 6, 13, 27, & April 3 - Lenten Fish Fries at St. Joseph
March 6 – South Sarpy District #46 schools dismiss early. It’s the end of the quarter!
March 10, 12pm – Senior Brown Bag Lunch at Springfield Memorial Library
March 11&12 - South Sarpy District #46 schools –Parent/Teacher conferences.
March 14, 7 pm – Soaring Wings Vineyard Meet Your Wine Maker Dinner”.  Meet your wine maker while enjoying a five course meal. Each course is paired with Soaring Wings Vineyard wines. This is a delicious dinner prepared by executive chef Paul Pleskach.   $60 per person.  Call 253-2479 for a reservation.   


 Springfield is Invited to Join us on Saturday, May 16, 2009!!!

Louisville's B.U.I.L.D. GROUP (Businesses United In Louisville's Development) would like to invite you to join us in our Annual Spring Parade-one of the largest in the area

Date: Saturday, May 16th

Time: 1:00 PM - Line up at Noon on Cherry St

This can be a great opportunity to bring exposure to your town. We encourage participation by businesses as well as churches, schools, civic and private groups

We love to see imaginative floats but welcome vehicles and walkers.

Entry forms can be found at  "louisvillenebraska.com" under Events

Deadline for entries is Friday, May 8th

For questions call Dee 402-234-7705 or Nancy 402-670-9016

Along with the parade we will have entertainment on Main Street, food vendors and an art fair from 10:00-5:00 - an "Air Your Art In Louisville" event

Our businesses will be open for shopping and restaurants invite you to stop in for a bite to eat

Louisville Art Gallery will host its annual Thrown & Blown....artists, glass blowers, pottery and jewelry makers will have demonstrations and goods for sale Saturday and Sunday.

Bring your family and make a day of it in Downtown Louisville.




  The City of Louisville Produced New Tourism Video

  Click to view at: http://www.louisvillenebraska.com/videos/Louisville_final_small.wmv


Farce In the Park


Kevin Colbert (center) plays the hapless cabby married two different women in Mahoney State Park's latest theater production, "Run For Your Wife."  Also pictured, Shari Hoelker (left) and Stacy White (right).  

  KBC productions announces that its latest comedy opens on Saturday, March 7th at Mahoney State Park.  "Run For Your Wife," written by Ray Cooney, is a favorite of many area theater-goers.  The raucus comedy was performed at the Lofte Community Theatre in 1992 and met with huge success. 

 The story revolves around a hapless taxi driver who, due to his irregular work schedule, is getting away with having two wives living in different areas of town.  Complications, cover-ups and flamboyant neighbors add to the tension as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding.  


 The cast includes Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water, Millard Carnes of Plattsmouth, Shari Hoelker, Stacy White and Nathan Jordan of Omaha, and Jim Knierim and Jamion Biesterfeld of Louisville. 

Performance dates are March 7-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29, April 3-5, 11, and 17-19.  Curtain Times are 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays; 2pm on Sundays.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for children under 12 and may be purchased by calling the Park office at (402)944-2523 ext. 7122. 


Lofte Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers


Mardi Gra Decorations


Kevin Colbert


 With a true New Orleans Mardi Gras flare, the Lofte kicked off its 2009 season on Saturday, February 28th.  While the premise of the gathering was to go over financials and announce new season shows, the evening invariably turned into a fun-filled family reunion complete with good food and lots of laughs.

 Board Chairman, Larry Bauers, announced winners of the "Dale Crosby Outstanding Volunteer Awards."  Candidates are selected by the Board of Directors for their quality and quanity of volunteer hours spent at the Lofte during the preceeding year.  Linda Dabbs from Louisville was recognized for her outstanding talent for painting sets.  Linda was extremely touched by the recognition and swore that, "I'll be here as long as you need me!" 

 John Plucknett, also from Louisville, won the award for outstanding car parker and usher.  A blushing Mr. Plucknett accepted the award stating, "When my wife suggested that I start coming out here to help, I just didn't know because I've always thought that Theater People were different.  Now that I've been here for a while I realize that . . . Theater people ARE different."  His comment drew roars of laugher and applause from the crowd. 

 The award for Best Overall Volunteer during 2008 went to Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth.  While a relative newcomer to the Lofte (she debuted on stage in 2007) she has proven herself to be a great resource.  Melinda has not only acted in three Lofte productions, but has worked as stage manager, built set, helped with the Lofte Acting School and everything in between.  One of her duties this summer that displayed her level of dedication was the chore of ironing seven children's pinafores each night during the season's smash hit, "The Sound of Music."    

 Kevin Colbert was also recognized for his twenty-five years as Artistic Director.  Kevin first started on the Lofte stage during its first production in 1977 and in 1985 was hired on as a full-time independent contractor responsible for producing all four of the Lofte's season shows.  Chairman Larry Bauers presented Kevin with an 18-volt cordless drill set.  Board member Anne Pope presented Kevin with an engraved clock.

 The evening ended with Kevin Colbert presenting a funny slide show of pictures from the 2008 season and his memories of the volunteers that made each show special.  Kevin requested that everyone, especially men, consider auditioning at the Lofte for one or more of the plays 2009.  The Lofte is always looking for new talent and more importantly, new friends. 


   ~There is more to life than increasing its speed.   -Gandhi  
Connie Manzer 
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