Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - June 24, 2009

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE

June 24, 2009

 

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Every Thursday the kids at the Springfield Memorial Library are crafting and creating in the meeting room, and reading in the outdoor tent until July 23 from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. All programs are free! 
The 2009 SSAP Annual Meeting will be held on June 28 at the Soccer Complex located on Hwy 50 just north of Platteview Rd.  The meeting begins at 2:00pm.
Soaring Wings Vineyard’s Friday Night Music Series features the Swampboy Blues. Doors open at 6pm and the show will start at 7pm with a $5 cover charge. Stephen Monroe plays at this week’s Acoustic Sunday from 2-5pm with free admission for this event.
Let’s get ready for the Fair! The Sarpy County Fair will be held July 29 – August 2, 2009 with the parade on Saturday, August 1st.  Vendor booths and Parade Entry registration forms can be found at:  www.sarpyfair.com
The new Fire Station for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department is scheduled to be completed in the Fall.  Take a look at the progress made on this new facility.
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CAMP EDGE
Springfield First United Methodist Church invites all children to go to the edge this summer for Vacation Bible School! Camp E.D.G.E.: Experience + Discover God Everywhere is an extreme adventure camp taking kids on exciting bible treks to experience and discover God everywhere, every day!
The fun begins: July 20th and ends July 23rd
Time: 6:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
To be a part of all the extreme fun: call 253-2270 or pick up a registration form @ the church or Springfield Library!

 
 
 Rain, Rain Go Away! That is becoming our favorite song. And because “A Heat Advisory is in Effect” for the next few days, we prefer there not to be a “Heat and High Humidity Advisory”.  However,  the fields and our gardens are loving all this moisture. Hopefully, come July we are not on our knees praying for rain!  
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These flowers love the rain!
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And so do the cherry tomatoes!
 
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SPRINGFIELD –The Calendar
June 26, 10:30am – 12pm – Summer Reading Tent with books and crafts for all ages at Springfield Memorial Library. No registration required.
June 28, 2pm – SSAP Annual Meeting at the SSAP Soccer Complex.
June 29- Summer Reading Programs at Springfield Memorial Library – Preschool Story Time, 9:30 – 10:15am. Elementary age program: Folk musician, David Seay performs  at 1:00pm.
July 4 – Celebrate “Independence Day”
July 7, 12pm  – Senior Meal at First United Methodist Church. A free will donation is appreciated.
 
 
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Plattsmouth, NE hosts Chautauqua, June 24 -28
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

                                    
Mon., Tues., June 22-23

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Youth Chautauqua Camp, “Ride Into History,” Plattsmouth Public Library, 401 Ave. A. Participants: 4th – 8th graders. To register, call 235-2396 or 350-0364.

                                      
Wednesday, June 24

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Youth Chautauqua Camp, “Ride Into History,” Plattsmouth Public Library, 401 Ave. A

6:00 p.m.

Plattsmouth Community Band Concert at Caboose Park, First & Main Street.

6:30 p.m.             

“FDR Returns to Plattsmouth.” Come meet the Chautauquans and see the re-enactment of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s visit to Plattsmouth in October, 1936. This will be followed by free watermelon feed, hosted by Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce; Caboose Park, First & Main St.

                                     
Thursday, June 25

Daily – Self-guided walking tours of Plattsmouth; brochures at Cass County Museum, 646 Main Street

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Dust Bowl” Exhibit, “Iconic Images” Photographs, Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room, 446 Main

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

“Depression Era Quilt Show,”  Seams To Be Quilt Shoppe, 511 Main

10:30 a.m.  

Youth workshop, Wanda Schell, "How Butterflies Were Made,” Ages: Pre-school and Up, Plattsmouth Public Library, 401 Ave. A

12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.

“History of Chautauqua and 1930s in Cass County” Special Displays at the Cass County Museum

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Youth Chautauqua Camp,” Ride Into History,” Plattsmouth Public Library

1:00 p.m.             

Adult Workshop, Doug Watson, “Will Rogers: Film and American Society,” Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room

3 p.m.

Adult Workshop, Fred Krebs, “Huey Long and the State of Innovation.”  Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Food Concessions (Sponsored by Plattsmouth Rotary Club): Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Chips, Popcorn, Beverages. Rhylander Park, 615 Lincoln Ave. ($)

6:00 p.m.

Local Entertainment: Dust Bowl Musicians, Chautauqua Tent: Rhylander Park

7:00 p.m.

Doug Watson as Will Rogers, Chautauqua Tent: Rhylander Park

7:30 p.m.

An evening with Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Patrick McGinnis), Chautauqua Tent: Rhylander Park


Friday, June 26                                                     

 

Daily – Self-guided walking tours of Plattsmouth; brochures at Cass County Museum, 646 Main Street

8 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Plattsmouth Community Center Open House for Chautauqua Visitors. Take an official tour of the facility and receive one free daily pass to use the fitness center and one free pass to the Twin River Water Park outdoor pool.

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Dust Bowl” Exhibit, “Iconic Images” Photographs, Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room, 446 Main

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

“Depression Era Quilt Show,” Seams To Be Quilt Shoppe, 511 Main

10:00 a.m.

Youth workshop, “Dear Eleanor, Dear Michelle,” Ages: 8 and up. Plattsmouth Public Library, 401 Ave. A

10:30 a.m.

Adult Workshop, Fred Krebs, “Crisis and the Role of the Demagogue,” Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room

12:00 p.m.

Lunch with the Scholars. Menu: Salad Luncheon; Plattsmouth Senior Nutritional Center in the Plattsmouth Community Center, 308 So. 18th St. ($)

12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.

“History of Chautauqua and 1930s in Cass County” Special Displays at the Cass County Museum,

1:00-5:30 p.m.

Youth Chautauqua Camp, “Ride Into History,” Plattsmouth Public Library

1 p.m.

Adult Workshop, Patrick McGinnis, “What do Historians Say?” Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room

3 p.m.

Adult Workshop, Tonia Compton, “Radio in the Thirties,” Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Food Concessions (Sponsored by Plattsmouth Lions Club): Depression Burgers, Dust Bowl Dogs, Dream Cake, Hard Chips, Survival Coffee, Thirst-quenching Drinks, Rhylander Park, 615 Lincoln Ave. ($)

6:00 p.m.

“Ride Into History” Youth Chautauqua presentation, Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park

7 p.m.

“Flash Gordon”, 1930’s Radio Show, Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park

7:30 p.m.

An evening with Aimee Semple McPherson (Tonia Compton), Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park

                  

Saturday, June 27             

Daily – Self-guided walking tours of Plattsmouth; brochures at Cass County Museum, 646 Main Street

8 a.m.      Mayor’s Run, Start and Finish at Rhylander Park, 615 Lincoln Five mile or two mile run/walk. Race applications: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Dust Bowl” Exhibit, “Iconic Images” Photographs, “Dear Eleanor, Dear Michelle” Letters, Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room, 446 Main St.

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Midwest Antique Tractor Club Show (Sponsored by the Plattsmouth Optimist Club), Richey Street on the east end of downtown Plattsmouth. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

“Depression Era Quilt Show,” Seams To Be Quilt Shoppe, 511 Main

10:30 a.m.

Adult workshop, Wanda Schell, “Go Gator and Muddy the Water,” Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room

12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.

“History of Chautauqua and 1930s in Cass County” Special Displays at the Cass County Museum

12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.

Midwest Antique Auto Club Pre-1940 Car Show in the downtown Main Street area.

12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

Historic Plattsmouth Homes Tour (Sponsored by the Plattsmouth Conservancy): Step back in time and visit these grand Victorian Queen Anne, Colonial Revival and Charming Bungalow homes. Tickets can be purchased at homes: 414 Ave. B: 520 Ave. F: 423 North 4th: 632 South 8th. ($)

1:00 p.m.

Adult workshop, Patrick McGinnis, “Agriculture Then and Now”, Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Food Concessions (Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus): Hobo Stew, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Brownie Alamode, Drinks. Rhylander Park, 615 Lincoln Ave. ($)

6:30 p.m.

Local Entertainment: Nebraska City Apple Corps Barbershop Chorus, Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park

7:30 p.m.

An evening with Zora Neale Hurston (Wanda Schell), Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park

 
Sunday,  June 28                                                

 

Daily – Self-guided walking tours of Plattsmouth; brochures at Cass County Museum, 646 Main Street

10:00 a.m.

Community-Wide Church Service, Worship music by the Dust Bowl Community Chorus Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park, 615 Lincoln Ave.

11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Old-Fashioned Fried Chicken Picnic at Golden Living Center (Plattsmouth Manor), 602 So. 18th St. ($)

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Dust Bowl” Exhibit, “Iconic Images” Photographs, “Dear Eleanor, Dear Michelle” Letters, Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room, 446 Main

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

“Depression Era Quilt Show,” Seams To Be Quilt Shoppe, 511 Main

1:00 p.m.

Adult workshop, Tonia Compton, “Floods, FEMA and the Faithful: Religious Organizations Relief Efforts in the Wake of Disasters,” Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room

3 p.m.

Adult workshop, Doug Watson, “Role of Political Satire and Commentary,” Plattsmouth State Bank Community Room

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Food Concessions (Sponsored by the Plattsmouth Kiwanis Club): Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Ice Cream, Soft Drinks.  (Plattsmouth Boy Scouts Troop #399 selling bottled water.) Rhylander Park ($)

6:00 p.m.

Local entertainment, Terry and Jonathan Little, Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park

6:30 p.m.

Crowning of Miss Plattsmouth (Sponsored by Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce). Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park

7:00 p.m.

Doug Watson as Will Rogers, Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park

7:30 p.m.

An evening with Huey Long (Fred Krebs), Chautauqua Tent, Rhylander Park

 
 

 

The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a Jamming Workshop on Saturday, July 25, from 1 PM - 3 PM.   Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt will share some hints to help you play in a jam session with minimum stress, and maximum music.  Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
 

 
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1st ANNUAL TYLER EGGERT MEMORIAL
BASEBALL TOURNAMENT
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Opening Games at 9:00 a.m. and games proceed throughout the day!
 
Elmwood and Murdock Baseball Fields
 
Pony League Teams Participating
Ashland
Eagle
Elmwood Murdock North
Elmwood Murdock South
Louisville
Murray
Springfield
Valparaiso
 
Come Enjoy a Great Day of Baseball!
 
Full Concessions Available
(hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, nachos, etc.)
Memorial T-shirts will also be for sale!
All proceeds will be donated to the Tyler Eggert Memorial Fund!

 
 
 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Please contact:
 
 

 
 
 
Nebraska Division of Travel and Tourism Issues Statewide Call For Families and Small Groups to Appear in Promotional Materials
LINCOLN, NEB. (June 17, 2009) — Production crews from Snitily Carr, the marketing agency for the Nebraska Division of Travel and Tourism, will be working throughout the state this summer on television and print ad materials promoting tourism in Nebraska for 2010.  The crews are in search of families and small groups of all ages and ethnicities to appear in the new materials, and compensation is available for those chosen to participate.
If you are interested in participating, you are invited to upload contact information and a current photo to the new Snitily Carr talent microsite.  All information will be kept confidential and will not be seen or shared with any other entity outside Snitily Carr. There is absolutely no charge or other obligation incurred by being listed in the talent database.
Instructions:
Go to http://Talent.SnitilyCarr.com. Click on the "Upload Your Info" tab.
Fill out the form with your information – please fill in as much as possible so you can be easily contacted.
Upload a headshot – image must be .jpg format, with a file size no greater than 5MB.
Click on the "Register Now" button.

Senator Dave Pankonin’s Column
For Immediate Release: A Very Productive Session
 
June 19, 2009, Lincoln – When the Legislature convened in January, 36 of the 49 senators had two or fewer years of experience as state policy makers. Many people were concerned about how the first session of the One Hundred-First Legislature would measure up. By May concerns were replaced by compliments.
 
In just 87 legislative days, 236 bills were passed. From my perspective some of the most important accomplishments of the session included:
 
Children’s behavioral health services - Portions of five bills were combined to create the starting point, from which Nebraska will address service gaps that were identified during the special session last fall. An oversight committee will monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the new and existing services; increased funding will support the addition and expanded training of more service professionals, especially in rural areas; service eligibility for low income families will be increased; and a 24-hour, seven-day a week hotline will provide families with immediate access to screening, assessment and referral to community-based resources.
 
Anti-crime legislation – LB 63 enhanced penalties for several firearms violations and violent crimes committed with weapons. The bill significantly increased the penalties for graffiti and criminal defacement, and prohibited domestic violence offenders and subjects of protection orders from possessing firearms. LB 63 also created the Office of Violence Prevention to work with state and local law enforcement to implement programs to reduce violence. Provisions of two other bills were amended into LB 63 before its passage. One amendment required the state Department of Education to develop a model dating violence policy, which school districts must adopt by July 1, 2010. The other amendment ordered the Department of Corrections to supervise any inmate, who is allowed to work for a school district, ESU, community or state college, or a university.
 
Wind power legislation – A bill was passed to make it easier to develop wind energy facilities in Nebraska. LB 561 allowed public power districts to limit eminent domain rights when contracting with a private wind-energy developer. The bill also permitted community-based energy development (C-BED) projects to participate by changing some of the eligibility requirements.
 
Developmental disabilities – Significant appropriations were approved for the Beatrice State Developmental Center. Some of the funding was directed toward the further expansion of community-based services for people with developmental disabilities. Approximately $50 million was earmarked to replace federal Medicaid funds that the state expects to lose because of on-going accreditation problems at the Center. Another $15 million was aimed at providing services for people who have been on a service waiting list for a long time.
 
Increased K-12 state aid funding – We were able to increase state aid to schools by 11.3 percent for the 2009-10 fiscal year and 5.1 percent for the 2010-11 fiscal year. The current level of state aid was funded from several traditional sources, but virtually all of the increased aid was financed with the Education Stabilization portion of the federal economic stimulus funds.
 
All of these issues and more were addressed, within a new budget that allows spending to rise an average of only 1.1 percent over the next two years. Despite some initial misgivings, I believe the 2009 session will be viewed as one in which new people used new ideas to create important policies, within a carefully crafted, fiscally conservative framework.
 
I hope to see you at one of the traditional summer or fall events in District 2.
 
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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  ~The best way to forget all your troubles is to wear tight shoes. 
  -anonymous
 
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