Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - February 24, 2010

February 24, 2010

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


Includes: Fish and/or shrimp

choice of potato

cole slaw, green beans

a roll, drink, and desert. 

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
Pre-order forms available at: www.springfieldnefire.com 

JUNE 11,12, & 13
FEB 25, 7PM
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.  
South Sarpy District #46 Schools
South Sarpy District #46 Schools ranked an overall 98 percent in the performance index for Nebraska State academic standards index, tied with Elkhorn and Gretna.
Way to go, Teachers and Students!!!
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.
Sarpy County Head Start
Head Start is a FREE program for low income families
offering education, health, nutrition, family support, and disability services.
Early Head Start offers a variety of options for children
ages birth to3 years, and programs for pregnant women.
To apply,
please go to 701 Olson Dr., Papillion, NE and bring along:
1. Income verification
2. Birth certificate of child
3. Immunization record
4. Address verification
(Applicants must live in Sarpy Co.)
This is a cooperative of Bellevue, Papillion-LaVista,
South Sarpy District #46 and Gretna Public Schools.

South Sarpy District #46 Schools
Kindergarten Round Up
April 9 -Springfield Elementary
April 16 – Westmont Elementary
New residents please call for more information.
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




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1 -6PM
Closed March 2-10 - reopens March 11
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.
FEB 28, 2010
2:00 – 5:00PM
Louisville Volunteer Fire & Rescue
Fish Fry’s
February 26 and March 26
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 or Hot Dog, Fries, Coleslaw, Desert and Drink***
All proceeds go towards the purchase of equipment for the department!!!
GET BACK: That 70’s Music
New musical remembers the 1970’s!
Bellevue Little Theatre
203 W. Mission in Olde Towne Bellevue
March 12-28
 Get Back: That 70s Music, a bell bottomed visit to the 1970s runs on week-ends March 12 - 28. This musical new show is filled with the greatest hits and fabulous fashions of the 70s, and even offers prizes for audience participation. Performances start at 8 pm on Friday and Saturday evenings and 2 pm on Sundays. Reservations are strongly recommended and may be made by calling the theatre at 291-1554 on Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $7.50 for students.

Get Back: That 70’s Music is a re-work of the very popular 1994 TAG award winning version, “I Love Music” created by Ric Swanson and Rob Baker. This updated version of the show features new arrangements by Ric Swanson, staged by Bridget Robbins and features a cast of outstanding singers and dancers who will take us back to the time of hot pants and leisure suits to help relive this memorable era. Bellevue City Council President, Carol Blood is in the cast as well as her husband, Joe Blood, mid-day personality on radio station CD 105 is featured as the production’s DJ.

All audience members are highly encouraged to wear or bring anything from the 70’s with them to the show. Everyone attending in 70’s fashion will receive a special Get Back prize – just for fun!

 Get Back: That 70s Music features music of the Carpenters, the Bee Gees, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Diana Ross, Elton John, the Temptations, Three Dog Night, the Beatles, and many others---and will bring back memories of the music and history of an era we'll never forget.

Bette Swanson is producer for Get Back, Bridget Robbins is director and choreographer, and Ric Swanson is musical director. Terry Schmidt is stage manager; Jack Hogston is set designer; Cody Seebohm is sound designer; Audrey Fisher is Lighting Designer, and Leah Skorupa is in charge of costume design. 

Performers in this production are, Carol Blood, Joe Blood, Debbie Cline, Steve Couch, Phyllis Cremonini, Blare Fritz, Teri Gabel, Jan Gabrial, Gloria Jensen, Bob Kropp, Tori Loutzenhiser, Christi Malek, Donna Matlock, Morgan McCaw, Brock McCullough, Vince Riha, Steve Spurgeon, Terry Schmid, Ann Stergiou, Michael Taylor-Stewart, Sammi Swanson, Tammi Swanson, and Angela Wagner. The band features Bucky McCann on saxophone and vocals, Marcus Nunez on Trumpet, Carlos Figueroa on drums, Ric Swanson on keyboard and Al Reliable on bass.
For additional information on this and other BLT productions, contact Clara Sue Arnsdorff at 402-291-3809 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our website at www.bellevuelittletheatre.com
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..
Lynn Plucknett and Nikki Biesterfeld
of Louisville are just two of the many volunteers that it takes to make the Lofte a success.
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.
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..
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..
~In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
-Robert Frost
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Connie Manzer
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Tue Sep 25 @ 6:30PM -
Pie Contest@ the Library
Mon Oct 01 @ 7:00PM -
Homecoming Parade
Wed Oct 03 @ 3:30PM - 05:00PM
UMC Kids Club
Sat Oct 13 @ 4:00PM - 08:00PM
Volunteer Fire Dept. Open House
Sun Oct 21 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
Community Blood Drive
Mon Oct 22 @ 6:30PM -
Library Pumpkin Walk
Sat Oct 27 @ 1:30PM -
PHS Fall Play: The Miracle Worker
Sat Oct 27 @ 5:00PM - 07:30PM
St. Joseph Ladies Guild Soup Supper
Sat Oct 27 @ 7:00PM -
PHS Fall Play: The Miracle Worker
Fri Nov 09 @ 7:30PM - 11:30PM
Fall Festival Dance Fundraiser

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