Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - March 31, 2010

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
MARCH 31, 2010
 
CONGRATULATIONS!
  Springfield ArtWorks
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Glenn & Margie Trembley, owners 
  Awarded
2010 Tourism Marketing Grant
Official Announcement:
(Lincoln, Neb.) Gov. Dave Heineman today announced tourism marketing grants totaling nearly $125,000 for 36 entities across the state. Grants are used to promote a wide variety of attractions and events in Nebraska.
 
“The funding provided through this program helps promote local events and regional attractions across our state,” Gov. Heineman said. “These grants help spread the word on places to visit and things to do in Nebraska. Travel and tourism opportunities continue to grow, particularly in our most rural areas, and provide income and employment opportunities for local residents.”
 
Funding for tourism marketing grants comes from revenue generated by the state lodging tax. The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) administers the program, which includes the promotion of an event or a region of the state and general marketing activities. Applicants included 90 proposals requesting nearly $580,000 in grants.
 
DED Director Richard Baier said, “These marketing grants help communities respond to potential travelers. They also help communities take pride in what they have to offer and make the best of otherwise untapped potential.”
 
Springfield ArtWorks will receive $2,144 for magazine advertising.
 
 
 
 
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
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Pre-order forms available at: www.springfieldnefire.com 
 
SPRINGFIELD DAYS 2010
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CRASH, BOOM, BANG!!!
JUNE 11-12-13
 
SPRINGFIELD DAYS MEETING
April 22, 7PM
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!
 Click here: 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.  

First Annual Poker Run What Ya Brung

Show & Shine

sponsored by

Farm Bureau, CCR Auto Body and Rosser Lawn Care

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CENSUS QUESTIONNAIRE CENTER
Need help filling out the census form?
A census representative will be available to answer your questions at:
Springfield Memorial Library
665 Main Street
Springfield, NE
Dates: April 3 – April 17
Hours:
Tuesday  1:00 – 7:00PM
Wednesday  12:00-5:00PM
Saturday   9:00AM-1:00PM
 
GLASSWARE & STUFFED ANIMALS NEEDED
 The Springfield Elementary PTO is looking for glassware for the dime toss @ the yearly school carnival. If you have mugs, cups, vases, etc. that you would like to donate, please bring them to the school & leave them in the collection box by the office.
 
We are also in need of some new or gently loved stuffed animals. You can drop them off by the office as well. Thank you.
 
 
SPRINGFIELD PTO CARNIVAL
FRIDAY, APRIL 9
 6:00-8:30PM
PLATTEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
 GAME TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL
 TICKETS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE THE NIGHT OF THE CARNIVAL.
FREE ADMISSION
 
 
 
South Sarpy District #46 Schools
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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
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“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
 
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
NEW BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED!
 
Please consider joining this worthwhile group. Minimal time is required! Board members meet September – May for approximately 30 – 45 minutes.  Fundraising events include the Used Book Sale in November, the Cookie Walk in December and the Duck Drop Race at Springfield Days. Call the Library at 253-2797 for more information.
                        
  
STATE SENATOR DAVE PANKONIN’S COLUMN:
For Immediate Release: Your Vote Could Impact the State Budget
 
March 26, 2010, Lincoln— This month the legislature made further adjustments to the 2009-2011 state budget and continued discussions about the financial challenges Nebraska will face during the next two-year budget cycle.
 
Last year the Appropriations Committee made extensive use of federal stimulus funds to create the 2009-2011 state budget. Despite the initial conservative approach to crafting the new budget, continuing declines in state revenue required additional changes to be made. During the budget-cutting special session in November, the legislature approved a five percent cut for most state agencies. An additional two percent across-the-board cut was made this month, with the knowledge that by next year, these cuts alone will not be enough to balance the 2011-2013 budget. With predictions of a $675 million and possibly up to a $1 billion deficit, the legislature will have to look at more and deeper spending cuts, and transferring money from the cash reserve fund. In order to address such an unprecedented shortfall, policy makers and citizens alike will have to become more creative in their thinking about how to reduce state spending and generate more revenue.
 
One example of this type of creative thinking is LR 284CA, offered this session by Hastings Senator Dennis Utter. This proposed constitutional amendment would eliminate the state treasurer’s office. Why, you might ask, should this office, which has existed since 1855 before Nebraska became a state, be eliminated now? The answer is: money. Before introducing LR 284CA, Senator Utter’s office confirmed that eliminating the state treasurer’s office would result in a savings of about $3.4 million. While the office of the treasurer would be eliminated by this proposal, the duties that are now performed by the office would still be provided to the citizens of Nebraska. The duties would simply be transferred to other state agencies that already handle similar responsibilities.
 
In Nebraska the treasurer receives and disburses most of the money that comes into state government. The treasurer also deals with unclaimed property, administers the college savings program, handles child support collections and disbursements, and manages the state’s long-term care savings plan. These duties would be transferred to other state agencies, such as the Departments of Revenue and Administrative Services. The directors of these departments have offered assurances to the legislature that they could assume these new duties without incurring additional costs.
 
LR 284CA would result in the elimination of at least four or five administrative positions and one elected position. Supporters say that the change would reduce duplication of services and save money. Opponents argue that it would remove a much-needed system of checks and balances over state funds, which is currently administered by a state official who is elected by the citizens of Nebraska. At least three previous attempts have been made to eliminate the state treasurer’s office, but LR 284CA is the first proposal to be advanced by a committee for debate by the full legislature.
 
Several other states have eliminated their state treasurer’s office. Nebraska is one of 37 states, in which the treasurer is elected by the voters. In the other states that have a treasurer, the individual who holds the office is elected or appointed by the state legislature, the governor or other designated officials.
 
LR 284CA has advanced to the third and final round of legislative debate. After its passage LR 284CA will become a proposed constitutional amendment to be placed on the November general election ballot. It will be approved or rejected by the citizens of Nebraska. If it is approved a four-year window of time will be allowed for the transfer of duties to other state agencies. The candidate who is elected in November to serve a four-year term as the state treasurer will be charged with the responsibility of overseeing the transfer of the duties of the office before his term in office ends.
 
Your vote on this important issue represents an opportunity for you to have a voice in shaping our state government and future state budgets.
 
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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 LIBRARY

 HAPPY SPRING CRAFT DAY

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CALENDAR
April 1- April Fools Day
April 2-5- Spring Break: South Sarpy Schools
 
April 4 – Happy Easter!!!
April 6, 12pm  – Senior Meal @ First United Methodist Church
April 9, 6-8:30-Springfield Elementary PTO Carnival at Platteview High
April 13, 12pm - Senior Lunch @Springfield Library
 
 
 
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HAPPENING NEARBY
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Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation’s 2010 Spring Banquet
Sat. April 10th -- 6:00 p.m.
Elmwood School, 400 West F St.
 
Enjoy a delicious catered meal followed by an entertaining program.
 
Admission is $10.00.
Take a nostalgic step back in time at this year’s “County Fair”-themed event!  Speaker Mary Johnson will present, “A Harvest of Quilts”.  She’ll display part of her antique quilt collection and tell about the history and origins of the collection.
RSVP to 994-3855 by April 5.
www.BessStreeterAldrich.org
 
SEVENTH ANNUAL
GRETNA FIRE DEPT. GOLF SCRAMBLE
 
 
 
TEAM
CAPTAIN ______________________________________________________________________________
 
ADDRESS              _____________________________________________________________________________
 
PHONE____________________________       E-MAIL
 
PLAYER2    ________________________    E-mail:
 
PLAYER3    _________________________  E-mail:
 
PLAYER4  __________________________    E-mail:
 
 
 
 
 
·      ALL PLAYERS MUST BE AT TARA HILLS GOLF COURSE BY 7:00 AM ON SATURDAY, JUNE 26th. 
 
·      PLAYERS’ MEETING WITH CLUB PRO AT 7:30.  SHOTGUN START AT 8:00AM. 
 
·      $65/GOLFER - $260/TEAM  {PAYABLE TO GVFD – Charity Golf Tournament}
 
·      Delicious dinner and Prizes at the conclusion of the Tournament. 
 
·      REGISTRATION DUE NO LATER THAN JUNE 1st   to: 11175 S 204th ST. Gretna, NE  68028.
 
 
 
SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS
SEVENTH Annual Golf SCRAMBLE
Benefitting
Gretna Volunteer Fire Department
 
 
Sponsor Name:               __________________________________________________________________
 
Sponsor Address:  _________________________________________________________________
 
Sponsor Phone:                _________________________     E-mail:  _______
 
SELECT YOUR LEVEL OF SPONSORSHIP:
             
             
 
____ 4-Alarm Sponsor - $750                                         
                                          Includes a Scramble foursome                                         
                                          (4) $5 raffle tickets                                         
                                          Listing on Sponsor Plaque                           
             
____ Chief’s Sponsor - $500
                           
 
              ____ Rookie Sponsor - $100
             
 
Raffle or Flag Prize:  _______________________________
 
Make check payable to GVFD - Charity Golf Tournament.
Send to: 11175 S. 204TH ST. Gretna, NE  68028.
Deadline is June 10, 2010
Thank you for your support of the Gretna Volunteer Fire Department!
 
 
 
 
 
Auditions at Lofte Community Theatre
 
Manley, NE [March 17, 2010]-  The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley will be holding auditions for “Heaven Can Wait” on April 5 and 6 at 7pm.  There are seven principal character parts available for men and women ages 20 and up.  Eleven minor parts are available for men and women ages 18 and up.  Everyone, including those with little or no theater experience, are encouraged to participate.
 
“Heaven Can Wait” revolves around the young boxer-in-training, Joe Pendleton who refuses to admit that he is dead.  After checking the records, his escort Mr. Jordan discovers that Joe is right.  He’s not supposed to arrive for 60 more years.  After his manager cremates his body, Joe’s spirit is forced to find a home within the wealthy Jonathan Farnsworth who is about to be murdered by his wife.  Several good parts available.   
 
Lofte Artistic Director, Kevin Colbert states that auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.  No advance preparation is necessary.  Performance dates are May 28-30, June 4-6 and 10-13.  More details in regards to the show and the cast list can be found on the Lofte’s website, www.Lofte.com.
 
 
 
SURVIVORS R US TEAM
 
- Mark your Calendars-
Cass County Relay For Life
 Saturday, June 26, 2010
Visit our web site www.relayforlife.org/casscone
Call 402-393-5801 for more information.
 
 
 
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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.       www.janetsjungle.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..
 
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.
he 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..

~Everybody wants to save the earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.
-P.J. O’Rourke
 
 
 
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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