Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - February 9, 2011

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE

FEBRUARY 9, 2011

 

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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

 

~All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!
-Lucy Van Pelt
In Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz.



SHOW A LITTLE LOVE!

SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

Sunday Feb. 13th

10:00 A.M till 2:00 P.M.

Springfield City Hall

Sign up online at www.Givebloodgivelife.com or call 253-8301. Last time we had a great turn out considering the circumstances.  Let’s match or do better this time.

-Your Springfield Knights of Columbus Sponsors



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SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

VALENTINE CRAFTS

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 10

3:30 -5:00PM

ALL AGES WELCOME!




1ST ANNUAL WESTMONT PTO BOUTIQUE AND CRAFT SHOW 
SPONSORED BY WESTMONT SCHOOL PTO 
FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH, 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 
SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH, 8:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.

It is time to get ready for our 1st annual craft show.  We are very excited and hope it is a good time for all.   We are currently looking for individuals that have a home based business and are interested in being a vendor.  We will limit one vendor from commercial products such as Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Tupperware, etc.  We also would like any other types of crafts or services.  Please contact me (Cori Swanson  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 896-0967) for an application.  Thank You!!

 

 

South Sarpy School District #46 Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 9th and February and 10th. School will be dismissed early at all schools both days. School will not be session on Friday, February 11.

 

SOUTH SARPY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #46

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

MONDAY FEBRUARY 14, 7PM


 

South Sarpy School District #46

No classes for all schools on February 21, Presidents Day

 


 

Springfield First United Methodist Church

Youth group

Donations needed

Silent Auction items

(for Game Feed event)

Please let us know ASAP so we can get them on the poster.

 

GAME FEED/SILENT AUCTION

MARCH 5, 2011

5:00 – 7:00PM

 

KID KIT ITEMS

Small (beanie baby sized) stuffed animals. If you have any clean small toys/ stuffed animals, or small books (it must fit inside a 1 gallon zip-lock baggie) – please bring them in!!

 

Financial Peace University

What a better way to start the new year than with a personal financial plan that actually works.  Say good-bye to living paycheck to paycheck.   Say good-riddance to your debt.  Say hello to financial peace… Financial Peace University, that is.  Join me for a preview of the class on Thursday, February 10th at 6:30pm at the Springfield First United Methodist Church (480 Main Street).  The actual class begins on Thursday, February 17th.  Please contact Suzi Miller by phone at 253-3979 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions that you may have.  Or visit: http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/home/.

 

SAVE THE DATE!

SPRINGFIELD DAYS 2011

TEAR IT UP IN SPRINGFIELD

ON

SATURDAY

JUNE 11, 2011

JOIN US FOR A DAY OF FUN -FILLED FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Springfield Days organizational meeting will be held Thursday, February 24, 7PM at Springfield Memorial Library. Anyone interested in helping is welcome to attend.



LEGION AUXILIARY SENIOR MEAL

TUESDAY, FEB 15 @ NOON

ALL SENIORS ARE WELCOME

 

 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETING

 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17 @7PM

 


SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP

Writing Creatively!

Ages 9-12

Tuesdays, February 8- March 15

(6 week workshop)

3:30 – 4:30pm

Please Register

Phone 253-2797

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

YOTES

BBQ PIZZARIA

167 MAIN STREET

402-253-2755

HOURS

MONDAY -THURSDAY

11:00AM -8:00PM

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

11:00AM-10:00PM

SUNDAY

NOON-6:00PM

 



SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS

GLASS FUSING CLASSES ARE FINALLY HERE!

Join Springfield ArtWorks for their first glass fusing class. Saturday, Feb 5, 1-3:30pm. You will have an opportunity to design a 6" heart shaped dish composed of two layers of glass and decorated with glass designs of your choosing.  Call 402-301-9162 for details on signing up. No experience necessary. $40 including all materials and firings. Class size limited, so call today.

Springfield Artworks Celebrates St Valentines Day!

Follow the hearts on the floor to special valentine gifts. New works by Illinois artists, Award winning Art Quilter Sharon Malec and award winning Felter, Tammy Deck.

 

MASTER GARDENER 2011 CALENDARS

Features photos of master garden sites & gardening tips

Reduced Price! -$8 each

On sale at:

Springfield Memorial Library

665 Main Street

253-2797

 

 

 

DONATIONS NEEDED

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:

  1. $1000 –Visionary Businessman or Woman

  2. $500

  3. $250

  4. $100

  5. $25 Young Adult Community Builder

  6. In memory of:

  7. 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:

Randy Fleming

PO Box 410

Springfield, NE 68059

Or drop off at Great Plains Realty Auction Co.

222 in Main Street

Tel: (402) 210-4885

 



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MAIN STREET

FAMILY CONSIGNMENT & MORE

GETTING READY FOR SPRING MERCHANDISE

BLOW OUT SALE CONTINUES!!!

DRY CLEANING PICK UP & DROP OFF EVERY SATURDAY

PROVIDED BY: GRETNA CLEANERS

HOURS:

Friday 10AM -5PM

Saturday 9AM – 2PM

Tuesday –Thursday 10AM – 6PM

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SOARING WINGS VINEYARD

ACOUSTIC SUNDAY

2-5PM

FEBRUARY 13 -JOHN STOKELY

FEBRUARY 20 - JESSICA ERRETT

FEBRUARY 27 - STEPHEN MONROE

FREE ADMISSION

****

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

FEBRUARY 12. 2011- 7PM - WINE, CHOCOLATE, ROSES. $65 PER PERSON

For more info on all events and specials, visit:

www.soaringwingswinery.com

 

 

FABULOUS DEW DROP SPORTS BAR

MAIN STREET, SPRINGFIELD, NE

FEATURING:

LIVE MUSIC 

 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18

JOHN LESLEY & DANNY KORB

MISSING

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"Gunner" has been missing since Nov. 15.  He is an intact 90 lb. 3 yr. old yellow Labrador male. Gunner is muscular with a large blocky head. His back is a darker yellow with a lighter shade on his underside. He was last spotted the evening he went missing around 22nd and F Street in South Omaha. There are reasons to believe he could have been taken to the Springfield or Louisville area. If you are a pet owner or animal lover please help us spread the word. If everyone reading this would check in their own block, and then pass our story along to family members, co-workers,  students, people at church, even friends on Facebook asking them to check their own blocks and to also pass Gunner's story along. Maybe then through the help of a caring community we will be able to bring him home. Any information leading to his safe return will be rewarded, held confidential, and greatly appreciated. We can be reached by email at:

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Phone: 402-203-7846 or 402-218-5332

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HAPPENING NEARBY

 

Lofte Community Theatre to Honor Volunteers

 

On Saturday, February 26 at 6pm the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley will honor its volunteers and hold their annual business meeting. Actors, ushers, painters, donors and friends are all invited to participate in this special event.  Lofte officers will present Lofte financials and plans for the future.  A complimentary Italian meal and refreshments will be provided.

 

The Lofte is a non-profit organization and as such is heavily dependent upon its army of volunteers.  During the course of the evening, those with outstanding service during the past year will be recognized by the "Dale Crosby Awards."  Mr. Crosby was a long-time chairman of the Lofte Board of Directors.  His willingness to tackle any duty at the theater served as an inspiration to others.  Over the many years of his service, he performed, cleaned and took on administrative tasks.  Mr. Crosby passed away in 2001.

 

Lofte Artistic Director Kevin Colbert will announce upcoming show selections and share some of the behind the scenes antics that he witnessed during the 2010 season.

 

Those who are planning to attend are asked to RSVP by calling the theater at (402) 234-2553.



Small Business Expo & Craft Fair

Saturday, March 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church

36712 Church Road Louisville, NE 68037

Looking for vendors...

Please contact:
Teri McClun

402.234.4161

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Federal Tax Forms

Available at the Plattsmouth Public Library.

There will be no Nebraska State Tax forms this year.

Call 1-800-742-7474 to request a form or go to http://www.revenue.ne.gov

Copies can be printed at the library .15c per page

Getting Ready to Plant a Home Orchard?

Learn about producing fruit from your own trees. Vaughn Hammond, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator with expertise in Specialty Crops, will teach an Extension workshop on February 24 covering cultivation practices for apples, peaches, apricots, pears, plums and cherries. Discussion will include where to obtain trees, variety selection, planting and care.

The workshop will be held at the Cass County Extension office located on the Cass County Fairgrounds, 8400 144th Street, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 24. A $10 per person registration fee will be collected at the door. Pre-registration is requested for handout materials, but walk-ins are welcome. Call the Cass County Extension office at 402-267-2205 to register; voice messages can be left outside of office hours, M-F, 8:00 to 5:00.



RURAL ADVANTAGE/HEALTHY FARMS COFERENCE

FEBRUARY 18TH & 19TH

COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA

The 2011 Rural Advantage/Healthy Farms Conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, February 18th and 19th at the New World Inn in Columbus. This year’s conference is shaping up to be an excellent conference as we have some very interesting and diversified speakers for 2011. Our keynote speakers for the conference are Chuck Hassebrook, Executive Director of the Center for Rural Affairs and a member of the Nebraska Board of Regents and Abe Collins, an organic grass-based dairyman fromVermont and co-founder of the Carbon Farmers of America. At this year’s conference we have programs that address sustainable production agriculture, livestock grazing systems, value-added agriculture, alternative weed control systems, crop rotations, cover crops, organic production systems and several youth hands-on workshops.

In production agriculture, there will be a farmer panel addressing grass-fed and natural grain finished beef production systems. Matt Liebman, researcher from Iowa State University will discuss “Some ways to improve weed management in low input and organic systems” and “Managing cropping systems to address challenges from weather, rising energy costs, and weeds” in two presentations. Kathleen Delete, an researcher in organic production and a colleague of Matt’s at Iowa State University will discuss, “ Integrated approaches to pest management for organic vegetable and fruit production.”

Other topics that will be addressed at the conference include: adapting cover crop management for Nebraska, research on crop rotations and cover crops in sustainable cropping systems, GAP and what it means to Nebraska vegetable producers, adapting grazing systems to fit your situation, use of milk as an amendment to grass pastures, high tunnels for vegetable production,enhancing bird nesting habitat on your farm and farming sustainably. There will be other programs on specific topics of sustainable agriculture that are still being scheduled as well.



There is an excellent youth program scheduled for both days. There are workshops on: financial management for teens, pocket cash for growing small fruits, and a dollars and cents approach to raising sheep and goats in Nebraska.

There will be commercial and educational exhibits both days, a live auction of a variety of items Friday afternoon, a delicious All-Nebraska Meal on Friday evening and a silent auction of several different things on Saturday.

For information on this conference or to register contact Gary Lesoing at (402) 274-4755. A conference brochure and registration on-line is available at: http://nemaha.unl.edu/home.



Farm Food Safety Workshops Offered Across Nebraska

in February and March

Food safety workshops offered across the state in February and March will help producers meet requirements of new federal legislation.

In early January, President Obama signed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act into law. The law requires producers to evaluate potential hazards to their products, create measures to prevent contamination and to develop written food safety plans.

The two-day workshops, offered by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, in partnership with the University of Nebraska Rural Initiative and the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society, will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Lincoln, Grand Island, Auburn and North Platte.

UNL Extension educators will teach the workshops. Workshops will help fresh produce growers complete the Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) training.

At the end of the workshops, participating producers will understand GAPs and have parts of their own farm food safety plans developed.

The topics covered will help producers enhance worker sanitation, harvesting, handling, packaging, storage and transportation standards of fresh produce from the farm operation to markets, schools, restaurants and retail stores.

By completing a farm food safety plan, producers can differentiate themselves in the marketplace and appeal to many consumers who perceive this training as an added benefit.

All educational materials and costs of the workshops are provided through a Rural Business Enterprise Grant from USDA Rural Development that was received by the Nebraska Sustainable Ag Society in partnership with the University of Nebraska Rural Initiative.

Reservations are required to participate in the training workshops. To register, contact the University of Nebraska Rural Initiative by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling (402) 472-2940.

Online registration is also available at http://ruralinitiative.nebraska.edu by clicking on the GAPs

Training link under Announcements and following instructions on the page.


Training dates, reservation deadlines and locations include:

Feb. 16 and Feb. 25, RSVP by Feb. 9, Lancaster County Extension Office, 444 Cherrycreek Rd.,Suite A, Lincoln.

March 2 and March 9, RSVP by Feb. 23, Hall County Extension Office, College Park, 3180 West U.S. Highway 34, Grand Island.

March 10 and March 17, RSVP by March 3, 4-H Building, Nemaha County Fairgrounds, Ninth and J streets, Auburn.

March 18 and March 25, RSVP by March 11, West Central Research and Extension Center,

402 W. State Farm Rd., North Platte.

UNL Extension is in the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.



MAHONEY STATE PARK PRODUCTION

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE

KBC productions announces that the second play in its winter season, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” opens on Saturday, January 22 at Mahoney State Park.

“Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” is written by Steve Martin.  Most famous for his comedic skits and appearances in many movies and television shows, Mr. Martin wrote the script in 1993.  The comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian café in 1904, just before Einstein transformed the world of academia with his theory of relativity and before Picasso set the art world on fire with cubism.  This fictional tale sees two geniuses discussing the century’s achievements as well as many other fanciful topics.  You will be treated to giggles aplenty and moments of sheer enlightenment.  Staff suggests a PG13 rating for this show.

The show is produced by Kevin Colbert and directed by Katherine Cover, both of Weeping Water.  The rest of the cast includes  William M. Cover II and Timron Gilfert of Weeping Water, Noelle Bohaty, Clay Stevens, Kyle Lorenz, Mellisa Marinovich, Travis Triplett and Grant Covney all of Lincoln; Kevin Holdorf of Manley; and Cynthia Sheldon of Elmwood.

The production runs  February 10-14 and 18-20.  Curtain times are 7:30pm except for Sundays which are 2pm matinees.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children.  A state park sticker or purchase of a day pass is required for entrance into the park.  For reservations, please call Mahoney State Park at (402) 944-2523 ext. 7122.

 

 

GREENBLATT & SEAY SCHEDULE

 

WORKSHOP

Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt, will discuss various ways to perform that classic fiddle tune, Orange Blossom Special.  This wonderful piece encourages improvisation, giving the fiddler opportunities to make their fiddle sound just like a train. The Workshop takes place on Saturday, March 19, 2011, 1 PM - 3 PM, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, Nebraska.  Pre-registration is required, enrollment is limted, and there is a $20.00 fee.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, or send an e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLE CAMP

Registration is now open for the 2011 Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska.  Deborah Greenblatt, championship fiddler, author of many fiddle collections, will help the campers get in touch with their inner fiddler.  The course of study during the Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps will be designed specifically for the individual campers who sign up.

Fiddle Camp for Beginners is Monday, June 13 - Friday, June 17.  This 5 day camp includes some of the basics and fun of fiddling, such as performing in public, practice techniques, reading music, playing y ear, and jamming.  Fiddling styles include bluegrass, Cajun, Irish, Klezmer, old-time, and newly composed tunes by the campers.  Movement and singing are included in the experience.

Fiddle Camp for Intermediate/Advanced Fiddlers is Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15.  Campers will discuss picking tunes for contests, performing in public, practice techniques, reading music, playing by ear, playing for dancers, back-up fiddling, arranging twin fiddle pieces , and jamming.  Many fiddling styles will be represented, including original compositions by the campers. Campers can sign up for all 5 days, or just 2 days, or just one day of Intermediate camp.
Monday & Tuesday is for reading fiddlers/violinists who want to read more tunes. This mini-camp is perfect for fiddlers who want to improve their music reading skills, and for classically trained violinists, violists, and cellists who are interested in various fiddling styles. Using sheet music in standard notation, these campers will get to improve their sight reading, and experience the fun of playing fiddle tunes at the same time! Fiddling styles included in the sessions will be tailored to the interest of the campers who register.
Wednesday & Thursday is for fiddlers/violinists who want to learn tunes by ear. This mini-camp is designed to jump-start your ability to pick up tunes quickly by ear, and to make them stick! Tunes used will reflect various styles, meters, tempos, and difficulty levels.
Friday is for fiddlers who “just wanna have fun”. This mini camp includes jamming, modulating, singing, dancing, experimenting, sharing, improvising, and playing fiddle related instruments.

Each day is scheduled from 9 AM - 1 PM.  Registration is available on line atwww.greenblattandseay.com.

For more information, contact Deborah Greenblatt at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SCHOOLHOUSE PERFORMANCE SERIES

Greenblatt & Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series features a concert of Irish music on Sunday, March 13, at 2:30 PM.   Greenblatt & Seay & Friends will be singing and playing a variety of instruments, including fiddle, pennywhistle, guitar, hammered dulcimer, and banjo. Traditional Irish tunes will be featured, along with some Greenblatt & Seay originals inspired by the great Irish traditions.

Greenblatt & Seay have been playing and singing together since the night they met, decades ago.  Their performance on March 13 will include the championship fiddling styles of Deborah Greenblatt, and the fancy whistle-playing of David Seay.

The concert will be followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with the performers.  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.

 

Thanks to all Springfield E- Newsletter readers.

 

Connie Manzer

 

 

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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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