Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - April 22, 2009


April 22, 2009


 Spring is here and so is “Garage Sale Season”. A Springfield City Wide Garage Sale will be held on these dates:
Friday May 1st 8:00 – 5:00
Saturday May 2nd 8:00 – 1:00
      Baby, Children’s, and Adult Clothes, Furniture, Car Seats,Home Décor Items, Kitchen Items, Pet Supplies, Camping Items,   Furniture and Antiques…Much Much More!!
 Springfield Garage Sale Addresses:      
310 S. 8th Street Circle
Boys clothes (Infant to 4T), baby items, toys (several Leapfrog items), home décor items, miscellaneous girls, adult, and maternity clothes, and children’s furniture
320 S. 8th Street Circle
Car seats, kid’s toys/clothes (girl sizes 5-6), VHS movies, and household items
331 S. 8th Street Circle
Kitchen chairs, baby furniture, and clothes (baby girl and boys)
850 N. 4th Street
Clothes (mens and juniors/women), kitchen items, collectibles, and home décor items
695 Elm Street
Baby items, toys, VCR tapes, and miscellaneous
16110 Platteview Road
Antiques, coat rack, vases, kitchen items, pet supplies and much much more
195 N. 8th Street
Antiques and collectibles, household items, camping items, and furniture
501 S. 7th Street
Matching end and coffee table, hall tree, round end table, desk, mirror, toys, boys/girls clothes (size 2 and under), and miscellaneous
550 Vine Street
Springfield Methodist Church – 480 Main Street (Saturday only)
Assortment of household items and clothing
 The annual Mother/Daughter Banquet will be held at the First United Methodist Church on May 6 at 6:30pm. To make your reservation, please call the church at 253-2270 or Donna at 253-2629. The cost is $7 for adults, $5 formpj040178600001.jpg ages 4-10, and under 4 is free. 
Saddle Up for Springfield Days will be held June 12 & 13. Mark for calendars and be sure to join in all the fun! For a look at what will be happening, check on the Springfield website under “Calendar”, click on “Events” to find Springfield Days 2009.
The Springfield Cemetery Association is asking for help from our community.  Plans are underway to make further improvements on our new entryway, relocate the flag poles, and to add more small trees or shrubs. As a nonprofit organization all donations /memorials for on-going cemetery improvements are greatly appreciated. 
Please contact:
                Rodney Nielsen                    331-1790
                Louie Post                           253-2846             
                Arlo Nielsen                         253-2498
                Larry Nolte                          253-2227
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The Methodist Youth Group will be having its annual Toilet Paper Drive Sunday May 3rd.
We are focusing on mission opportunities that get lost in the shuffle. Toilet paper is one of those items that everyone needs but food stamps do not pay for. The kids will be going through town door to door from 1-3pm to collect anything you are willing to give. Last year we gathered over 1000 rolls!!! All proceeds will be going to are food pantries to be distributed to those in need.
 The kids have a lot of fun and learn a little about the struggle of others. Please help us if you are able! If you have any questions call Ron Smith @ 510-1151.
Soaring Wings Vineyard hosts CASUAL ITALIAN DINNER NIGHT. This event will be held on April 24 at 7pm. Reservations are required. A casual three course dinner will be complimented with Soaring Wings wines. The cost is $20 per person. This is a new event and it does not replace the“Meet Your Winemaker” dinners.
Theater ticket prices have gone up! Marcus Theatre ticket packages and gift certificates are still on sale at the library for bargain prices. Purchase Gold tickets (anytime pass) for $7.00 ea. or Silver tickets (day pass) for $6.00. Buy 2 tickets and receive a complimentary popcorn coupon. Gift certificates in denominations of $5.00 each are also available. These make wonderful graduation gifts!

Springfield VFW Post 9558 hosts its breakfast on Sunday, April 26, 2009. This is the last one of the season! Stop in after Church or all morning long from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Springfield Legion Hall.  Pancakes, French toast, eggs, hash browns, ham and sausage.  Milk, orange juice and coffee included.  $6.50 for adults and $3.00 for children. Come in and enjoy!

Go Trojans!!! The Platteview High School Spring Sports season is in full swing! To access a schedule of events, to find out all the latest news,  and the outcome of all games and events, log on here: wwwgoplatteview.com
April 23, 3:30 – 5:30pm – Earth Day Recycle Crafts at Springfield Memorial Library. Make crafts with the Library’s recyclable materials. Snacks served too!
April 26, 2pm – Mark Irvin performs at Soaring Wings Vineyard’s Acoustic Sunday
April 28, 7pm  – Springfield Elementary 3rd & 4th grade  music program at PHS auditorium
April 30, 7pm – Westmont Elementary Kindergarten program at PHS auditorium
May 1- Springfield Elementary Talent Show
May 3 -  First United Methodist Church Youth Group -Toilet Paper Drive
May 4, 4-8 –Springfield Elementary PTO Dine Out Night At Hometown Café, Hwy 50 & Main Street
May 6, 6:30pm – Mother /Daughter Banquet at Springfield United First Methodist Church
[April, 1939] Attorney Ralph J. Nickerson of Papillion will deliver the principal address at  the laying of the corner stone of the Springfield Community Building next week.
-Reference: The Springfield Monitor, April 23, 1959 "Twenty Years Ago"
Bellevue, NE
Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse of Sarpy
SUNDAY  APRIL 26, 2009
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
13501 South 25th Street (25th & Capehart)
Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse of Sarpy
Mission:  Committed to a unified response to domestic violence and sexual assault.
Vision:  We envision a county where everyone is treated with dignity
and respect for their physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs
free of domestic and sexual abuse.
Manley, NE
 The Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felk
World-Class Entertainers at the Lofte
What do you get when you cross world-class juggling talent with family friendly comedy? The answer is, the Gizmo Guys!
Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences around the world. The Gizmo Guys have strutted their stuff in places as diverse as Saudi Arabia and Japan and have taught juggling at the renowned French and Canadian National Circus Schools.  But, what makes their act so appealing is their combination of technique and infectious humor. The Gizmo Guys' rapid-fire act inspires sidesplitting laughter in audience members of all ages.
The Gizmo Guys are based out of New York City, but have visited Nebraska several times in the past. Most recently they performed at Lincoln's Lied Center for the Performing Arts in 2007 and treated a sell-out crowd to their special brand of family entertainment. 
The Gizmo Guys will be performing at the Lofte on Friday, May 8th at 7:00pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under. Their show generally runs about an hour.
Everyone from age 0-100 is encouraged to join us for this fun-filled evening. Bring the kids. Bring Grandma and Grandpa. The whole family will have fond memories of this one!
Plattsmouth, NE
First Baptist School at 814 Main Street, Plattsmouth, NE is hosting  the John Jacobs Power Force this Sunday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m. and Monday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m.
From our State Senator, Dave Pankonin:
For Immediate Release: The Legislature Supports Learning
April 17, 2009, Lincoln— The Unicameral Youth Conference is an annual event for students who will enter grades 9 through 12 next fall. It will be held June 7-10 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Nebraska State Capitol. The Conference will provide a wonderful opportunity for young Nebraskans to learn about state government and our political system. Participants will take part in an interactive simulation that allows each young person to experience what it would be like to serve as a state senator and debate important policy issues. State senators often address the students at this Conference. I was invited to be a Conference presenter in 2007 and in 2008. I really enjoyed the experience, because the young people who participate in the Conference were so willing to learn and discuss new ideas.
The Unicameral Youth Conference is sponsored by the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension, Southeast Research and Extension Center, and the University of Nebraska’s Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development program, with technical support provided by the Clerk of the Legislature’s Office and the Nebraska Legislature’s Warner Institute for Education in Democracy. Information about fees and scholarships is available at http://4h.unl.edu/programs.citizenship/civics/uyc/ Conference information is also available through the Unicameral Information Office at 402-471-2788. The registration deadline of May 1st for first-time attendees is fast approaching, but there is still plenty of time to submit an application for the 2009 Conference. I encourage you to share this information about the 2009 Unicameral Youth Conference with any students you think may have an interest in this fascinating, interactive learning experience.
Teachers and parents of elementary school children know that Nebraska’s fourth grade social studies curriculum requires that students learn about the history of our state. Every year teachers from schools throughout the state bring these children to our capital city to re-enforce what they have learned in the classroom. Experiential learning opportunities abound in Lincoln in the State Capitol, and at the governor’s mansion, the Museum of Nebraska History and the State Museum on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. Some of my most enjoyable moments as a state senator occur when I am able to greet children who come to the Capitol to learn about our unique legislative process. It is exciting to have the children visit the Legislature, and be introduced and welcomed by everyone in the chamber.
As you may know, the Nebraska Legislature’s Warner Institute for Education in Democracy has earned national awards for its excellent educational materials and programs for adults and school-aged children. Teachers use “America’s Legislators Back to School Program” and Unicameral Kids – A student’s Guide to the Nebraska Legislature. “Project Citizen” offers a curriculum for grades 5-12 that promotes competent and responsible participation in local and state government. “Unicam Focus” is an online civics curriculum for grades 7-12. It uses video interviews with lawmakers to educate students about representative democracy, state government and Nebraska’s Unicameral Legislature. I encourage teachers to notify my office if they plan to visit the Capitol or want to receive printed materials prior to the visit.
Educating youth now about the importance of history, our democratic process and public service is the best way to create an engaged citizenry for the future. Public service in all its forms allows us to help others and our society.
I appreciate the opportunity you have given me to represent District 2 in the Nebraska Legislature.
We welcome your contacts by mail, phone or email.
Senator Dave Pankonin
                State Capitol
                PO Box 94604
                Lincoln, NE 68509
                (402) 471-2613
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`Nothing makes you a better listener than hearing your name mentioned.
Connie Manzer
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Nativity Display Celebration @ St. Joseph Church
Fri Dec 07 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Springfield State Bank Christmas Open House
Sat Dec 08 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Breakfast with Santa @ Masonic Lodge
Sat Dec 08 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Christmas Cookie Walk @ the Library
Sat Dec 08 @ 5:00PM - 07:30PM
Springfield Community Dinner @ Methodist Church
Sun Dec 09 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
NHS Craft Fair
Mon Dec 10 @ 7:00PM -
Teen After Hours Xmas Party@the Library
Thu Dec 13 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Library Christmas Cookie Decorating party
Sat Dec 15 @ 6:00PM -
Santa @ the Fire Department
Sun Dec 16 @ 7:30AM - 01:30PM
Community Blood Drive

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