Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - February 17, 2010

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
February 17, 2010
Poster Contest Winners  
 
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Ian with teacher Linne Schliefert and principal, Wes Reed

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Taylor with teacher Michelle Mahan and principal, Wes Reed

 
Poster Contest Winners Announced
Knights of Columbus Council #10894 announced the winners of the Substance Abuse Awareness Poster contest held in November, 2009.  Winner of the Drug Abuse Awareness category is Ian Baker, son of Michael and Kathleen Baker of Springfield.  Ian is a 3rd grader at Springfield Elementary School.  Winner of the Alcohol Abuse Awareness category is Taylor Partusch, daughter of Gary and Jamie Partusch of Springfield.  Taylor is a 5th grader at Springfield Elementary School.  Both posters will be entered in the district contest and could move forward to state and the national contest, which will be decided this spring.  There were 30 local entries in the contest.  The Knights of Columbus Council #10894 is associated with St. Joseph Catholic Church in Springfield.
 
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Ian’s poster

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Taylor’s poster

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FOOD DRIVE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

VOLUNTEERS WILL BE COMING DOOR-TO DOOR TO COLLECT CANNED AND DRY GOODS TO BE GIVEN TO THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN SPRINGFIELD AND LOUISVILLE. PLEASE IDENTIFY YOUR DONATED GOODS AND LEAVE BY YOUR FRONT DOOR OR CURB-SIDE. SPONSORED BY

THE SPRINGFIELD BIBLE FELLOWSHIP

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VFW Breakfast

Springfield Legion Hall

Sunday, Feb 28

8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

All you care to eat! 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!
 

 
 Knights of Columbus Fish Fries

St. Joseph’s church

Feb. 26, Mar. 5, 19, & 26

5 – 7:30 pm

$8.00

Includes: Fish and/or shrimp

choice of potato

cole slaw, green beans

a roll, drink, and desert.

 

  “LET’S MAKE MUSIC”

PLATTEVIEW HIGH MUSIC DEPARTMENT

UPCOMING EVENTS

FEB 22, 7:30 pm - Vocal Concert for grades 7-12 at Platteview High School Auditorium 

MARCH 2, 7:30 pm - All Bands Concert for grades 6-12 at Platteview High School Auditorium 

MARCH 12 & MARCH 13, 7:00 pm -

Musical (Little Shop of Horrors) at Platteview High School Auditorium 

MARCH 15, 7:00 pm - Band Booster Meeting at PHS Band Room 

 


 

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Springfield Volunteer Fire Auxiliary Plant Sale
Saturday, April 24, 2010
8 am - 2 pm
 505 S. 1st Street (fire station)
Proceeds benefit the SVFD Cadet Program.
We will have pre-order forms printed soon. They will also be available to print online at:
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SPRINGFIELD DAYS
JUNE 11,12 & 13, 2010 
SPRINGFIELD DAYS MEETING
FEB 25, 7PM
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
 
SIGN UP NOW FOR THE PARADE!!!  
Bugeater Flea Market and Craft Fair
Vendors are wanted for this year’s Bugeater Flea Market during Springfield Days June 11, 12, 13.  If you would like to be a vendor, please visit www.bugeaterfleamarket.com, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Steve and Jill at 935-7917.  Inside spaces are only $35, outside are $25.  
 
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SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

SPRINGFIELD CITY HALL

SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2010

10:00AM - 2:00PM

TO SCHEDULE YOUR LIFE-SAVING APPOINTMENT,

CALL RALPH @ 253-8301

OR SIGN UP @ www.givebloodgivelife.org

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Springfield Memorial Library Foundation Cookbooks
“Literary Feast”
  $15 each
What a bargain!!!
Over 750 recipes from Springfield’s finest cooks!
Available at the Library,
Springfield State Bank, Springfield Drug, & B&B Pit Stop
 

 
 
LIBRARY VALENTINE CRAFTS
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LOOK AT ALL THE SUPPLIES! 
 
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CREATING!
 
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YUMMY COOKIES!

SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS

OPEN

TUESDAY – FRIDAY

1 -6PM

SATURDAY

11AM-5PM

 
Still time to sign up for the bumblebee felting class this Saturday!!!
Call 301-9162 for details.
 
P. Allen Smith says there are signs of spring at his place....
It will be right around the corner for us too.  Mark these dates on your calendar --- April 23-25.
 
Garden Gate
 an exhibit and sale of
Nebraska artist made birdhouses, feeders and
glass garden art at
Springfield Artworks
Downtown at 183 Main Street.
Watch future newsletter for times.
 
 
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
ACOUSTIC SUNDAY
FEB 21, 2010
2:00 – 5:00PM
GEORGE WALKER PERFORMS
FREE ADMISSION
 
 
 

HAPPENING NEARBY
 

Louisville Volunteer Fire & Rescue

Fish Fry’s

February 26th & March 26th

Louisville Fire Hall

5pm to 8pm

 
Suggested Donation’s:
All You Can Eat: $8
Single Serve: $6
Children 12 and under: $5
 
***Plate Includes: Fish (Alaskan Pollock fillets) or Hot Dog, Fries, Coleslaw, Desert and Drink***
 
All proceeds go towards the purchase of equipment for the department!!!
 

 
 
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Bess Streeter Aldrich Birthday Open House

 

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 -- 2:00-5:00 p.m.

 

Bess Streeter Aldrich House,

204 East F Street,

Elmwood, NE

 

Celebrate the beloved author's 129th birthday with a guided tour of her historic home and complimentary birthday cake and punch!  Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children ages 6-12 (ages 5 & under FREE).

 

 


 
La Vista Daze 2010
La Vista Daze 2010 is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, May 27-30, and there are many special events planned to help commemorate the city’s 50th anniversary. Registration is now open for both parade entries and carnival vendor booths. To obtain those entry forms and more information about La Vista Daze, log on to the City of La Vista’s Web site, www.cityoflavista.org, and go to the lower right hand corner and click on the La Vista Daze 2010 link. If you have any questions, please contact Mitch Beaumont at La Vista City Hall, 331-4343, or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
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Lofte Community Theatre Volunteer Recognition
 
  Each February the Lofte Community Theatre takes a deep breath before the start of its new season. An evening is set aside to salute its volunteers and honor them with food and gifts. This year, the Volunteer Recognition and Annual Meeting is set for Saturday, February 27th at 6pm.
The Dale Crosby Awards will be given to three of the Lofte's most outstanding volunteers. The award is named in honor of long-time Lofte President and friend, Dale Crosby of Weeping Water whom we lost in 2001. Mr. Crosby was a man who never found any job too small or unimportant. His dedication and hard work inspired many and he is still sorely missed.
In conjunction with the Volunteer Recognition activities, the Lofte Board of Directors will conduct a short business meeting to inform the public of its financial standing and plans for the future. Artistic Director, Kevin Colbert will also review the 2009 season highlighting his favorite performances and fondest memories. He will also announce his show selections for the 2011 season.
All members of the Lofte Community Theatre are invited to attend. Membership is earned if you have ever purchased a ticket, volunteered your time, donated funds or performed on stage. Basically, if you've ever been to the Lofte or helped in any way, you're invited! The evening is your chance to relax, catch-up with old friends and enjoy some delicious food.
Please RSVP for this event by calling the box office at (402) 234-2553 or emailing Jean Colbert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
 
 
BEGINNER RECORDER WORKSHOP
The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will celebrate the seventeenth annual Play-the-Recorder Month in March by offering a Beginning Recorder Workshop on Saturday, March 13, from 1 PM – 3 PM.   Deborah Greenblatt, Master Artist with the Nebraska Arts Council, and member of the American Recorder Society, will lead the workshop.  Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited.  The $30.00 fee includes an instruction book, and a soprano recorder.  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..
 
 
NON-FIDDLERS WORKSHOP
For folks who have never played a fiddle or violin, and are brave enough to try, come to the Schoolhouse Fiddle Workshop for Folks Who Have Never Fiddled.  Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt, will share some hints about beginning fiddling, shopping for a fiddle, reading music, playing by ear, etc.  Fiddles will be available for participants to play, and source lists and advice for further study will be provided.  The Workshop takes place on Saturday, April 3, 2009, 1 PM – 3 PM, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, Nebraska.  Pre-registration is required, enrollement is limted, and there is a $20.00 fee.  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..
 
 
PRODUCING SMALL FRUITS FOR HOME PROFIT WORKSHOP
Producing Small Fruits for Home Profit will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Feb.18 at the
UNL Kimmel Education and Research Center, 5985 G Road, Nebraska City. Join Vaughn Hammond, extension technologist, to learn about growing small fruits in your backyard. He will cover the production of raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and other common and not so common small fruits. For more information contact Hammond at 402-873-3166 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
CONNECTING YOUNG NEBRASKANS
 
Connecting Young Nebraskans, (CYN) is a social network of young Nebraskans who have joined together to discuss and take action to promote change in Nebraska. In past years, it seems that the voice of young Nebraskans has been missing on many important issues. In an effort to address this, the University of Nebraska Rural Initiative would like to encourage and support the formation and ongoing operation of a 'Young Nebraskans' group. This group will belong to its members so it's up to you to help shape it into something you want to be a part of.
 
Our current vision is for this group to focus on socializing by exchanging ideas, supporting others interests, and learning new things; while also bringing a young viewpoint and voice to shape the future of communities, regions and the state.  Communication will be facilitated by online social networking, electronic conversations, meetings via polycom, or other technology in addition to a possible yearly face-to-face gathering. In addition to its practical uses, this group will provide a way to meet new young Nebraskans and find out about opportunities, educational resources and fun activities.
 
Connecting Young Nebraskans will be coordinated by the Nebraska Rural Initiative, but the leadership structure and direction will be determined by the network (you). We believe that each young Nebraskan has something to bring to the table, whether it is policy related, social, lifestyle, or socially based, CYN can help you find others who share the same interests and concerns.
 
Now is the time to join the CYN Network and start asking those critical questions that will affect your lifestyle in Nebraska! If you know someone who may be interested or who can benefit from CYN, please email Kayla at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to add them to the email list. Keep in mind that any successful group takes time to mature and grow, so be patient throughout this development process, and make suggestions about how the future of our state will look for you.
CYN was established because we want to help you enjoy your community by broadening your horizon of what's possible!
Facebook:
 
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Lincoln-NE/Connecting-Young-Nebraskans-CYN/155944343449?ref=ts
 
~We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbor.
 -Gilbert Keith Chesterton
 
 
Thanks to all Springfield E- Newsletter readers. Have a great week!
Connie Manzer
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Fri Dec 08 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Springfield State Bank Xmas Open House
Sat Dec 09 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Breakfast with Santa
Sat Dec 09 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Library Cookie Walk
Sat Dec 09 @ 5:00PM - 07:30PM
Springfield at Heart Community Dinner
Sun Dec 10 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
Springfield Community Blood Drive
Thu Dec 14 @ 6:30PM -
Family Cookie Decorating Party @the Library
Sat Dec 16 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Santa arrives at the Fire Station
Sun Dec 17 @ 4:00PM -
FUMC Blue Christmas Service

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