Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - March 10, 2010

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
MARCH 10, 2010
 
 
JUST IN TIME FOR EASTER!!!
FREE
FELTED EGG DEMONSTRATION
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Given by: Margie Trembley
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Springfield ArtWorks
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SPRINGFIELD  MEMORIAL LIBRARY
9:00AM -   SATURDAY-  MARCH 13
NO REGISTRATION!
 
 
 
Knights of Columbus Fish Fries
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St. Joseph’s Church
March 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. 
 
 
 
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 
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SPRINGFIELD DAYS 2010
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CRASH, BOOM, BANG!!!
JUNE 11,12, & 13
SPRINGFIELD DAYS MEETING
MARCH 25, 7PM
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!
SPRINGFIELD DAYS AGENDA
 
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. 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.  
 
 
“LET’S MAKE MUSIC”
PLATTEVIEW HIGH MUSIC DEPARTMENT
UPCOMING EVENTS
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
 MARCH 12 & MARCH 13
7:00 pm
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
5.
(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
253-2245
April 16 – Westmont Elementary
895-9602
New residents please call for more information.
 
 
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
Springfield Memorial Library
 Every Monday thru May 3
9:30AM
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

 
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.

FABULOUS DEW DROP SPORTS BAR

 ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATIONGREEN BEERIRISH WHISKEYFREE CORN BEEF AND CABBAGENOON TILL GONE!!! 
 
 
STATE SENATOR DAVE PANKONIN’S COLUMN:
For Immediate Release: Some Important Bills Don’t Earn Headlines
 
March 5, 2010, Lincoln – Only a few of the bills that are introduced in the Legislature generate media coverage. This means that the majority of Nebraskans seldom, if ever, hear about most of the new laws that are enacted. Some of the laws in question have little direct impact on the lives of our citizens, but others create changes that deserve to be brought to the attention of everyone in our state.
 
LB 216 was passed last month to allow a family member injured in a car accident, in which a relative was driving, to have their medical expenses covered by the driver’s auto insurance policy. LB 216 eliminated the “guest statute” which protected drivers from liability for injuries to passengers if they were family members, unless the driver committed gross negligence or was under the influence of alcohol.
 
Several constituents voiced support for a bill to move back the eligibility date for children to start kindergarten. Under LB 1006, which is ready for the final round of debate, children would be eligible if they are five years old by July 31st instead of the current cut-off date of October 15. An exception would be included for children who turn five between August 1 and October 15, if they perform well on a kindergarten assessment tool. These changes would begin in the 2012-13 school year. Under the current cut-off date, teachers reported a wide age range in their classes, with differences as much as 18 months to two and a half years. This age range can mean that some children are mature enough to thrive in today’s academically focused kindergarten classes, and some are not. LB 1006 would create a more even experience for young children as they begin their K-12 education.
 
A lien is used to provide security to a party who has an interest in a parcel of real property. Once placed on the title to the property, the lien must be paid before the property can be transferred to another party. This ensures that the lien holder will be paid for their interest in the property. Nebraska’s current law provides rules for establishing and prioritizing liens for condominium homeowners associations, but there are no provisions that address the same procedures for other types of homeowners associations, such as a townhouse owners association or an individual family residence homeowners association. LB 736 would establish provisions for all types of homeowners associations that are identical to those that already exist for condominium homeowners associations. The legislature passed LB 736 in late February. The bill included an emergency clause, so it will become law as soon as it is signed by the governor.
 
Neighbors would be required to construct and maintain a just proportion of a division fence under LB 667. The term “just proportion” would mean an equitable allocation of the portion of the fence line to be physically built and cared for by each landowner, or in lieu of the actual work, a financial contribution for construction and maintainence made by either landowner. LB 667 would clarify that the fencing standard to which landowners would be held, unless they agree to a different standard, is a wire fence. As defined in our current law, a wire fence is consistent with widely understood and used fence standards.
 
LB 226 expanded some rights for 18-year-olds. The bill would allow them to enter into contracts or leases, or consent to medical treatment, if a parent or guardian gives consent through a power of attorney. LB 226 is waiting to be signed by the governor. The bill’s emergency clause will allow the new law to take effect immediately and grant to Nebraska’s
18-year-olds new rights that will be consistent with those found in the majority of the other states in this country.
 
The Nebraska Litter Reduction and Recycling Act was scheduled to end on October 30, 2010. LB 798 will extend the termination date to October 30, 2015. The extension will also extend the litter fee collection used for litter and recycling programs.
 
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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HAPPENING NEARBY
OMAHA LEAD AND HEALTHY HOMES CONFERENCE
The Omaha Lead and Healthy Homes Conference is March 15-16 at the University of Nebraska-Omaha Milo Bail Student Center. After March 8,  registration will be $65/person.  To register go to www.omahahealthykids.org.   Highlights of the conference include presentations on National Lead Exposure and Violent Crime Research, Kim Dietrich, Ph.D. University of Cincinnati,  Ruth Norton, Executive Director of Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, and UNL and UNMC faculty. The conference is  a partnership of several organizations including the Extension in Douglas County and UNL Extension.
For more information contact the Cass County Extension office in Weeping Water at 267-2205, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
 
Contact: Morgan Louderback
Louderback for Legislature
Phone : 402-713-9099
 
1732 4 Avenue
Suite 213
Plattsmouth, Ne 68048
Phone: 402-713-9099

Press Release
State Legislature Candidate, Nate Louderback, Makes proposal to rein in government spending.
 
Plattsmouth, Ne — March 8, 2010 — On Wednesday March 3, 2010, Nate Louderback, candidate for the Nebraska Legislature District 2, gave his first radio interview on KNCY Country Radio in Nebraska City, NE with newsman Bill Oliver.
 
Louderback stated that the unprecedented financial crisis was a deciding factor in the decision to run for office. Louderback specifically stated that the fiscal challenges currently facing the state of Nebraska were not caused by the recent economic crisis, but rather were caused by the decision making of the Legislature while the economy was good. In order to curb spending, Louderback proposed that all state-funded programs be reviewed every ten years to determine whether they should be continued or to adjust funding. This would allow the Legislature to ensure that all programs are funded adequately without being tied to automatic increases. 
 
Louderback also discussed that he will be utilizing social networking tools and has created a Facebook Fan page, as well as a website: http://www.louderbackforlegislature.com .

Nate Louderback graduated from Plattsmouth High School in 1998. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Creighton University, a Master’s of Politics from New York University, and a Master’s of Business Administration from Bellevue University. He works in the financial services industry and lives in Plattsmouth with his wife and two children.
 
 
Ladies~ Start your bonnets!
Louisville’s Coop de Ville will celebrate Easter with their annual
Easter Bonnet Parade & Contest on Saturday, March 27
Register your bonnet
between 9:00 – 10:00 AM at Louisville Art Gallery on
3rd & Main Street.
 
Parade begins at 10:15.
 
Wear a bonnet of your own design and on the day of the Parade you’ll receive
20% off your entire purchase at Coop De Ville & Feathers.
 
First Place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate.
Second Place winner will receive a $75 gift certificate.
Third Place winner will receive a $50 gift certificate.
 
Need something to jump start your creativity?
We’ve posted photos of previous bonnets on our blog: coopandfeathers.blogspot.com
 
Call 402.234.2717 with any questions
On facebook? Become a fan of coop de ville & feathers
 
 
 
 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!!!
 
 
Are you thinking Spring? Flowers? Fresh Veggies?
Then help support the Louisville Fireman’s Auxiliary raise money by attending our plant sale.
We are raising money to help with scholarships and other things we do.
Plants are locally grown in Fremont, from Janet’s Jungle.
We are taking pre-orders till April 19th
You can contact for an order sheet or questions:
Candy McClun 234.4995
Teri McClun 234.4161
 
Plants will be available for pick up May 1st at the Fire Hall from 9am-3pm.
 
If you don’t pre-order you can still stop by and check them out as we will have plants that day for you to purchase.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
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..
 
 
 
 
GREENBLATT & SEAY AT THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE IN AVOCA, NE
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.
 
 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 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.
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, 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.
~Be kind to your shadow.     -Rebecca Lawless 
 
 
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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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