Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - March 3, 2010

February 24, 2010
Students created flowers inspired from Georgia O'Keefe's art at last week's Art Explorations Workshop taught by Nancy Davis.
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
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. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it 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.  
MARCH 12 & MARCH 13, 7:00 pm - Musical (Little Shop of Horrors) at Platteview High School Auditorium.   Admission:  Adults -$7, Students -$5.
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
Monday, March 1 – May 3
Ages 2 ½ - 5 are invited for books and activities for 45 minutes each Monday morning thru May 3rd. No registration required!
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
10:00AM - 2:00PM
CALL RALPH @ 253-8301
sponsor code-111
1 -6PM
Closed March 2-10 - reopens March 11






9:00AM -   SATURDAY-  MARCH 13



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.
For Immediate Release: Protecting the Public’s Health
February 26, 2010, Lincoln –In Nebraska there are more than 50 public health professions, whose members must hold a certificate or license in order to serve the citizens of our state. Before I became a member of the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee, I did not know very much about this requirement. I want to share what I have learned with the hope that it will be of interest or help to you.
In 1985 the legislature passed LB 407 to create standards for regulating health professions in our state. The standards are described in our public health laws, and the process through which the standards are applied is known as the Credentialing Review (407) Program.
The Credentialing Review (407) Program serves an advisory role to the legislature and is designed to assess the need for state regulation of health professions. The 407 Program considers proposals for new credentialing and changes in scopes of practice for members of Nebraska’s health professions. Scope of practice is a term used by state licensing boards to define the procedures, actions and processes that are allowed for a licensed individual. A scope of practice is limited to what the law allows for specific education, experience and demonstrated competency. Every state has public health laws, licensing bodies, regulations that describe requirements for education and training, and defined scopes of practice.
Proposals to create new credentials or change scopes of practice are known as “applications”, and the persons or groups who submit proposals for review are referred to as “applicants” or “applicant groups”. Public health criteria are used to evaluate each proposal to determine if it would benefit the public health and welfare.
The 407 Program has three stages, each of which is conducted by a different review body in a very specific order. The first review is conducted by an ad hoc technical review committee appointed by the director of the state’s Division of Public Health. This ad hoc committee is assembled on a case-by-case basis as a need arises. Its members generally include someone from the “applicant” group, and other individuals who have some knowledge about the specific profession that is being reviewed. The report of the technical review committee is forwarded to the State Board of Health, which serves as the second-stage review body. The Board of Health has seventeen members, who are appointed by the governor with the consent of the legislature. Fourteen members are health professionals, one member is a hospital administrator and two members represent the public at-large. The governor is an ex officio member of the Board but can vote when it is necessary to break a tie. A review by the director of the state’s Division of Public Health serves as the third and final stage of the process. The director’s report includes his or her own opinions and recommendations, as well as reactions to the reports from the technical review committee and the State Board of Health.
The entire review process for each proposal is required, by law, to be completed within nine months. All of the reports created by the review process are submitted to the members of the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee to assist in their review of any bills that might arise from credentialing review proposals. Only the action of the legislature can change the regulatory status of a profession, but the reports of the 407 Program are viewed as essential resources by the Committee. The reports represent expert evaluation of the possible public health and safety aspects of credentialing review proposals. Health professionals who seek new credentialing or a change in their scope of practice should know that the most important keys to success in the process may be the receipt of positive reports from all of the stages of the 407 Program.
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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 Louisville Volunteer Fire & Rescue
Fish Fry’s
 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 70’s 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 70’s 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.
The Schoolhouse Performance Series on April 11, at 2:30, in Avoca, Nebraska, presents a family show suitable for all ages. Greenblatt & Seay's musical presentation, "Songs of the Sea and Other Watery Tales", features a variety of water inspired songs while accompanying themselves on penny whistles, recorders, harmonica, banjo, guitar, folk harp, musical saw, and rain stick. There are songs about oceans, rivers, a canal, a bath tub, and even a dripping faucet.
Greenblatt & Seay, Master Artists with the Nebraska Arts Council, have over 30 years of experience performing on many different musical instruments for audiences of all ages.
The concert will be followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with Debby.  Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur,  one mile south of Highway 34. Admission is $5.00 for adults, and $1.00 for children and students. For more information, write to Greenblatt & Seay, The Old Schoolhouse, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska, 68307, or call 402-275-3221, or e-mail them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990.  Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.
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 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              402-275-3221      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, 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, enrollment is limited, and there is a $20.00 fee.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 402-275-3221end_of_the_skype_highlighting, or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
~Remember, if you’re headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns! 
     - Allison Gappa Bottke
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Sun Aug 26 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
Springfield Blood Drive
Fri Aug 31 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Lego Day @ the Library
Tue Sep 11 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Patriots Day
Thu Sep 13 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Play Doh Day @ the Library
Fri Sep 14 @ 5:45PM -
PHS Honor Night for 1968 Football Team
Mon Sep 17 @ 5:30PM - 08:00PM
Do the Trail event, Main & Railroad
Tue Sep 25 @ 6:30PM -
Pie Contest@ the Library
Mon Oct 01 @ 7:00PM -
Homecoming Parade
Sat Oct 13 @ 4:00PM - 08:00PM
Volunteer Fire Dept. Open House

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