WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
DECEMBER 22, 2010
SANTA VISITS THE LIBRARY AND READS A STORY!
SPRINGFIELD CHRISTMAS CHURCH SERVICES
OUR REEDMER LUTHERAN CHURCH
3rd & Elm Street
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Christmas Eve Services
5:00pm – Family Service
11:00pm – Candlelight Service
ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
Christmas Eve - 5:00pm
Christmas Midnight Mass
Christmas Morning – 9:00am
No 5pm Mass on Christmas Day
SPRINGFIELD BAPTIST CHURCH
Springfield Elementary School
Christmas Eve 5:00pm
School Board Makes Plans for Appointment
The South Sarpy School District #46 Board of Education has decided to replace 6-year veteran Todd Neitzel in an open process. Neitzel resigned his position as Board member in November and has two years left on his term. The Board is currently working with 5 members.
The process will include an application period and interviews, with the final selection being appointed by the Board. Any eligible registered voter and resident of the school district may apply. Letters of interest should include information about the person’s background (i.e. years in district, connections to school) and the reasons for applying for the Board position. It can also include any other details the person wants to include. If there are multiple applicants, the letters may be used to narrow the field of candidates. Letters must be postmarked by December 31, 2010 and can be mailed to: Dr. Chuck Chevalier, South Sarpy School District #46, 14801 S. 108th St., Springfield, NE 68059.
The Board may select those applicants to interview or interview all applicants. Interviews, which will occur in an open Board meeting, are tentatively set for January 6, 2011 at a time to be announced later. The Board may make a final decision that night, or they may wait until the regular meeting on January 10th. The new Board member will be sworn in and seated immediately upon appointment.
Any questions may be directed to Dr. Chuck Chevalier, Superintendent, at 402-592-1300.
NEW BUSINESS OPENS ON MAIN STREET
SPRINGFIELD RESIDENT & OWNER
167 MAIN STREET
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
183 Main Street, Springfield,NE
Last minute shopper? Springfield ArtWorks will be open Christmas Eve until 4:30pm so that you can find just the perfect gift for your loved one or even do some early Valentine shopping. Free gift wrapping Christmas Eve for your convenience.
They will be closed Christmas Day and the rest of the year and all of January and will re-open February 1 with many exciting new classes, merchandise and events.
Glenn and Margie Trembley, owners, wish you and yours:
Merry Christmas and Peace and Blessings for a great new year.
145 Main Street
Family Consignment & More
New Items in the Store!
Brand New Purses!
Friday 10AM -5PM
Saturday 9AM – 2PM
Tuesday –Thursday 10AM – 6PM
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE & ALL!
NANA'S CLOSET WILL BE CLOSED:
NEW YEAR'S EVE
NEW YEAR'S DAY
FRIENDS OF THE SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
TREAT YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY TO A
VILLAGE INN PIE!
Purchase Village Inn Pie Gift Certificates – priced at $11
On Sale at the Library
Great for Stocking Stuffers!
Marcus Theatres Movie Passes
Platinum pass -$8
Silver pass -$7
Gift Certificates available, too!
Call the library at 253-2797 for more info
MASTER GARDENER 2011 CALENDARS
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR ALL GARDENERS
Features photos of master garden sites & gardening tips
On sale at:
Springfield Memorial Library
665 Main Street
Springfield Proposed Urban Park
The Springfield Community Foundation is seeking assistance for this proposed asset for the Springfield Downtown area, located on the vacant lot at the NE corner of 2nd & Main. The city council has agreed to purchase the lot. $20,000 is needed to bring this project to the next level. An anonymous donor will donate the first $5000. Any and all monetary contributions are appreciated. Suggested categories of giving include:
- $1000 –Visionary Businessman or Woman
- $25 Young Adult Community Builder
- In memory of:
- In honor of:
The Springfield Community Foundation is a 501 C # non-profit organization.
Make checks out to the Springfield Community Foundation and mail to:
PO Box 410
Springfield, NE 68059
Or drop off at Great Plains Realty Auction Co.
222 in Main Street
Tel: (402) 210-4885
BRING FAMILY & FRIENDS
Springfield VFW Post 9558 extends an invitation to join them for the monthly community breakfast. Held at the Legion Hall in Springfield, breakfast is served from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. the last Sunday of the month from October through April. That will be December 26, 2010. The cost is $6.50 ($5 for breakfast and a donation of $1.50) for adults and kids aged 5 to 12 eat for $3.00. The breakfast includes pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, ham and sausage (links and patties. Also included is coffee, orange juice and milk.
XEROX IS DOING SOMETHING COOL
If you go to this web site, www.LetsSayThanks.com yo
u can pick out a thank
you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently
serving in Iraq. You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services.
How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!!
It is FREE and it only takes a second.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these?
Whether you are for or against the war, our soldiers over there need to know we are behind them.
This takes just 10 seconds and it's a wonderful way to say thank you.
Please take the time and please take the time to pass it on for others to do. We can never say enough thank you's.
Thanks for taking to time to support our military!
SARPY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT HOSTS
SHOP WITH A SHERIFF
Sarpy County Sheriff Jeff Davis and approximately 25 members of his department hosted a “Shop with the Sheriff” event on Tuesday, December 21 at the Wal Mart Store, 11350 Wickersham Blvd, near Gretna located at the H. 370 exit of I-80 (Exit #439). The event was held from 4 PM to 6 PM. Numerous underprivileged children attended to participate and enjoy the time with deputies while being able to shop for their Christmas wishes.
This event would not be possible without the support of the Wal Mart store and Store manager Jamie Thompson.
A special visit was also made by Santa Claus, who during business hours is also known as Lt. Steve Grabowski. Pictures and Christmas wishes were provided. The children and their parents were also provided with Pizza and snacks after their shopping spree.
"Journey Into Christmas"
Holiday Open House Weekends
Bess Streeter Aldrich House
204 East F Street, Elmwood, NE
Sunday, December 26
See every room of the author's historic home dressed for the holidays! Each room has been lovingly decorated by an area group or family, each with its own tree and unique theme. After your tour enjoy complimentary holiday goodies in the Aldrich kitchen and browse the gift shop.
For more information call 994-3855 or visit www.BessStreeterAldrich.org.
TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRONAGE TO YOUR LOCAL VINEYARD!
Slattery Vintage Estates
Vineyard & Tasting Room
8925 Adams Street
Nehawka, NE 68413
Now through the New Year
Gift Giving Ideas!
Want to give wine? $4 off wines (12 different selections) Cute wine racks and sleighs too! Free pretty sleek black gift box for a two bottle purchase. Many styles of wine are offered at this discount.
Two for one: For every $25 value in gift certificates, get a free wine tasting certificate for two. Gift wrap your Gift Cert in a SVE wine glass!
Good prices on Cash and Carry wine or beer baskets. Ready to go and give.
20% off two gift shop items (includes all jewelry and pottery, and all other items, but does not include consignment items or baskets)
Prize drawings and free snacks, sip and snack while you shop
Beers, $8.99 a mixed six pack, your choice, includes assorted Nebraska craft brews!
Mac's Creek River Valley Red is back!
Support Nebraska products. We have all Nebraska made gift shop items! And we only have to charge 5.5% tax, unlike Omaha's restaurant/bar tax at over 9%!!!
Come on out, hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1-6, (or call us to arrange another shopping time, after all, we live here!)
Want to entertain family in town? Come on out to do a wine tasting, we're family friendly.
Happy Holidays from Slattery Vintage Estates
Opens Winter Theater Season
KBC Productions announces that it will open the winter theater season at Mahoney State Park on December 3 with Tom Dudzick’s touching Christmas drama, “Greetings.” All performances take place at the Kountze Memorial Theater near the lodge inside of Mahoney State Park.
Greetings is the story of a mentally handicapped man named Mickey. He lives at home with his sweet Catholic mother and sour Catholic father. When older brother, Andy brings home a Jewish fiancée to meet his family on Christmas Eve, he fears the worst. However, that evening a small miracle occurs. Mickey, whose entire vocabulary consists of “Oh boy,” and “Wow,” suddenly blurts out, “Greetings!” the whole family is left to wonder how this is possible. It is a gentle heart-warming story for the whole family.
The production is directed by Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water. Starring in the production are Jim Knierim of Louisville, Stacy White and Shari Hoelker of Omaha and Chuck Danskin of Lincoln. Reprising the role of Mickey for the third time is Jim Frerichs of rural Dunbar.
Performances for “Greetings” are Dec 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 and 26-30. Adult tickets are $8. Children are priced at $6. Reservations can be made by calling Mahoney State Park at (402) 944-2523 ext. 7122. Curtain times are at 7:30pm except for Dec 5, 19 which are 2pm Sunday matinee performances. Mahoney State Park is located just off exit 426 on I-80 near the towns of Ashland and South Bend.
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