Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - March 21, 2012

 

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE

MARCH 21, 2012

 


SOUTH SARPY SCHOOL DISTRICT #46

COMMUNITY FORUM

PLATTEVIEW HIGH AUDITORIUM

MARCH 27

7:OOPM

Superintendent –Elect Brett Richards presents the major initiatives being considered in the Strategic Plan for the school district. Everyone is invited to attend.

 

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Springfield Elementary School Carnival

 

Friday, March 30

6:00-8:30 p.m.

Platteview High School


Tickets go on sale before and after school the week  of March 26

5 for $1.00

 


Games, Inflatables, Concessions, Face Painting

 

 

 


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

SPRINGFIELD DAYS 2012

JUNE 8 & 9

SPRINGFIELD DAYS MEETING

THURSDAY MARCH 29

7PM

SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND


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Attention all Platteview

Fans and Supporters!

Looking for a night of fun with friends after an intense day of spring activities? If you’re ready to relax and have an enjoyable night out, then save this date – Saturday, April 14th.

Celebrate Safe is sponsoring their annual fundraiser to help replenish our funds for next year’s after-prom party. All this excitement will be happening at the Wildcat Lanes in Papillion starting at 9:15 pm. There will be opportunities to not only bowl a great game, but you could also take home prizes and cash.  

Attached is an order form that you need to fill out and send with payment to P.O. Box 475, Springfield, NE 68059 or you can give to Angie Carlson. If you don’t have enough to make a team of twelve, no problem!   We will put you on a team that is looking for more players.   We will send you a confirmation of the team you will be on.

Celebrate Safe 2012 may be a memory, but the celebration continues. Be part of the great community we live in. This is an amazing program for our kids that needs to be supported by all of us.

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SPRINGFIELD ELEMENTARY PTO FUNDRAISER

The PTO is selling Omaha Lancer Hockey vouchers for the rest of the 2011-2012 regular season. Vouchers are $9.00 each and can be used to get tickets to any home game. The PTO receives some of the proceeds from these voucher sales. 
 
Schedule of games are available at www.lancers.com
 
To purchase your vouchers please contact Chris White at 402-599-9982.
 

 

 

Knight’s of Columbus Lenten Fish Frys

St. Joseph’s Church

102 S. 9th St

Friday, March 23, and 30th, 2012

Meal’s $8.00

Pizza by the slice - $1.00

Mac & Cheese - $1.00

 

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NDORFNZ Racing Presents...

Spring Tune-Up 10k

Date & Time

Saturday, April 21, 2012

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Race Day Registration

10:00 a.m. - 10K Race (Certified Course)

11:00 a.m. - Post race party at Dew Drop Inn (153 Main St)

 

PLACE

Sarpy County Fairgrounds

Springfield, Nebraska

Directions to Race Start:

From Interstate 80:

- Take Highway 50 South - 144th St. exit (about six miles)

- Turn left on Main Street

- Park on left hand side of Main Street, across from fairgrounds

FEES

Pre-registration by April 14

Pre-registered NDORFNZ Racing Members FREE!

Pre-registered non-NDORFNZ Racing Members $20

Race day NDORFNZ Racing Members $5

Race day non-NDORFNZ Racing Members $25

Or, Become member of NDORFNZ Racing $35

AWARDS

Top 3 overall male and female awards plus unique awards plus for 10-year male and female age groups

(>20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)

COURSE

The course is out and back on the MoPac trail.

The race starts at the MoPac Trailhead in Springfield and consists of over 5 miles of crushed limestone.

The elevation gain/loss is less than 50 feet over the race distance.

Registration

http://www.ndorfnz.com/racing.php

 

 

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SPRINGFIELD VOL FIRE AUXILIARY PLANT SALE

The Springfield Volunteer Fire Auxiliary is holding its Annual Plant Sale on Saturday April 28th  7am - 12noon
The Springfield Fire Station - 505 S 1st Street * Springfield, NE   
Pre-order not necessary but does guarantee availability of desired plants -
Order forms may be printed from http://www.janetsjungle.com/images3/springfieldsecondary.html. The plant guide is also available for your convenience to show you the plant pictures, prices and descriptions.  Drop off your order forms before April 18th to any Auxiliary member or at Lutz Repair (640 S. 1st Street)  
All plants must be picked up at the Fire House on Saturday, April 28th between 7am and 12noon
E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions. 

Thank you for your support!!

 

City of Springfield

 

Position Openings

 

Seasonal Maintenance Workers

 The City of Springfield Maintenance Department has openings for seasonal maintenance workers to assist with street repairs, road construction, and miscellaneous maintenance projects.

*Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.

*Competitive pay based upon experience.

Please contact City Hall at 402-253-2204 or stop by 170 North 3rd Street

between the hours of 8:00 am - 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday

for additional information and to obtain an application.

Please send your resume and application to

Springfield City Hall, P.O. Box 189, Springfield, NE 68059.

 

City of Springfield

 

Position Opening

 Part-Time City Hall Office Assistant

 Candidates

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent

 

  • Possess basic computer skills including proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and email

 

  • Possess good written and verbal communication skills

 

  • Have excellent customer service skills

 

  • Have a general understanding of office technology including working with telephones and copy/fax/scan machines

 

  • Some experience in accounting preferred

 *Competitive pay based upon experience*

 Please contact City Hall at 402-253-2204

or stop by 170 North 3rd Street

between the hours of 8:00 am - 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday

for additional information and to obtain an application.

Please send your resume and application to

Springfield City Hall, P.O. Box 189, Springfield, NE 68059.

 

 

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YOTES BBQ PIZZARIA


"Home of the Bigger, Better Pizzas"

167 MAIN STREET
402-253-2755
DINE IN OR CARRY OUT


WINTER HOURS:
MONDAY THRU THURSDAY 11AM TO 9PM
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 11AM TO 10PM
SUNDAY 12 NOON TO 7PM

LOOK FOR OUR DAILY SPECIALS!!
 

 

 

 

 

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SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS

183 MAIN STREET
SPRINGFIELD, NE 68059 

402-301-9162

 Gallery Japan

Springfield Artworks and the Trembley's are excited about their new exhibit that opened last week.  It is a compilation of over 70 items ranging from an Antique Fireman's Coat, Hand painted Folk horses, various kinds of kimono's and kimono stencils, handmade doll, toys and children’s snacks.  "We have collected these items when we went on a Friendship Force Exchange many years ago and then again on visits back to our host families" Margie says.  They have also hosted various Japanese business people in their home over the years.  "We wanted to share with the community the wonderful art of the Japanese people.  

The Platteview High School Art Club, under the direction of Jamie Hansen, assisted Springfield Artworks with the signage for the exhibition. "The success of the exhibit is due to the assistance of the teacher and students." commented Margie Trembley. "They translated the English to Japanese and made placards for all pieces in the exhibit."

We invite you to come by and learn about ancient and modern day Japan.

Friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

www.springfieldartworks.com

 

GALLERY HOURS

Tuesday thru Friday

1-5pm

SATURDAY

11AM – 4:30PM

 

 

 

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MAIN STREET

Prom Dresses and all that goes along with them.  Nana now has popcorn and coffee while you shop. We are back and have some great new things.  Come see us!

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FOR ALL CONSIGNMENT INQUIRIES, CALL 402-990-6680.

 HOURS:

Tuesday 12 Noon – 7PM

Wednesday –Thursday 10AM – 6PM

Friday 10AM -5PM

 

 

GOING OUT TO THE MOVIES?

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

MARCUS THEATRE MOVIES PASSES

PLATINUM TICKET (anytime) -$8

SILVER (anytime except after 5:30 Saturday) $6

ON SALE AT SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

 

 

SOARING WINGS VINEYARD

17111 S 138th St

Springfield, NE 68059

402-253-2479

We're OPEN year round!

 We are starting First Friday!  Come out the first Friday of the month December - March for your chance to kick-off the weekend with extended hours until 9:00 p.m.!  Some dates may be excluded due to other winery events, so please call to confirm.

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Wine Wednesday

Come out on a Wednesday and when you purchase a cheese to enjoy with a bottle of wine, you’ll receive a FREE loaf of fresh bread! Not only that, but are extending our hours on those Wednesday evenings to 7:00 p.m. Some dates may be excluded due to other winery events, so please call to confirm you’re evening by calling us at 402-253-2479.

Sunday Acoustic Music

 

If it's nice outside, just bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy!  If the weather isn't nice outside, we do music in the Party Room!  Either way, what a great way to end your weekend, especially with no cover charge!

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HAPPENING NEARBY

 

Kitchen Witches

Opens at Mahoney

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Pictured:  Shari Hoelker of Omaha and Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth star as two bitter cooking-show rivals in "The Kitchen Witches" at Mahoney State Park.

KBC Productions will be opening its spring production of "The Kitchen Witches" at Mahoney State Park's Kountze Theater on Saturday, March 10.  Isobel and Dolly are two middle-aged cable TV cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for years.  When circumstances put them together on the same TV show, the insults are flung harder than the food!  

Starring in the production as the two feisty food flingers are Shari Hoelker of Omaha and Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth.  Cory Misek of Lincoln plays Dolly's long-suffering son.  Marikita Saure of Lincoln is also in the show.  The play is directed by Kevin Colbert.

Show dates for the production are March 23-25, 30, 31, April 1, 7, 13-15, 20 and 22.  Curtain time is 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.  Sunday performances are 2pm matinees.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children.  Please call (402)944-2523 ext 7122 for reservations.  

KBC productions also noted that the "Mahoney Grill" is now open.  The park's restaurant is under new management with a new menu.  Those that attend the shows will now have the opportunity to try the new fare before or after the play.


 

 

Lofte Community Theatre

15841 Manley Rd

PO Box 62

Manley,  NE  68403

(402) 234-2553

www.Lofte.com

 

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Lofte Theatre Adds Visiting Artist to Schedule

 A popular touring show is coming to the Lofte on April 21st.  "Rave On!" features America's premiere Buddy Holly tribute artist and Nebraska native, Billy McGuigan.  In this electrifying show, audiences will experience the thrills of a Buddy Holly concert re-imagined with hits such as "Peggy Sue," "It's So Easy," and "That'll Be the Day."  

"Rave On!" has run for sold-out crowds several times in Omaha and we're proud to bring this popular show to Cass County.  Showtime is 7pm on Saturday, April 21st.  All seats are reserved and cost $28.  As of the end of December, there are only 200 tickets left.  We strongly suggest that you make your reservations today.

 The Lofte Theatre is located just east of the village of Manley.  If you have any questions or wish to purchase tickets, please call the box office at (402) 234-2553.

 

 

 

Art Chicks Events

Louisville, NE

March 30th & 31st- Free Craft Make & Take, Easter Bonnet Parade 31st

April 14-Purse Swap

April 27th & 28th Friday Saturday- Spring Flea Market

 

 

STATE LEGISLATOR NEWS

PAUL LAMBERT

 

March 16, 2012, Lincoln

My service on the Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee is both interesting and challenging. The HHS Committee is responsible for processing legislation for public health, hospitals, nursing homes, mental health regions, alcohol and drug programs, professional and occupational licensing, emergency medical care, housing and building standards, community action agencies, vital statistics, rural and local health, foster care, child care, adoption, and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Nebraska's child welfare system and its administrative oversight by DHHS have been at the forefront of the work of the HHS Committee and the legislature this session. The events that led to this year's child welfare reform efforts predate my service as a state senator. I have worked hard as an HHS Committee member to learn about what led us to this situation and to support the systemic reforms that are moving through the legislative process this year.

 

The legislature and DHHS tried repeatedly but unsuccessfully to develop long-lasting solutions to the problems that plagued the child welfare system for more than a decade. Several years ago DHHS launched a new privatization plan that called for lead agencies in several areas of the state to assume primary responsibility for administering the child welfare system. Privatization soon turned out to be a number of small organizations struggling but failing to do what one large state agency had previously been unable to manage. The lead agencies were overwhelmed by the problems in the system and the number of children needing care. Most agencies abandoned their lead contracts because there simply was not enough money allocated to fund the program, and that situation left children without proper care and subcontractors unpaid. In order to keep the remaining lead agencies in place, DHHS paid them more than their contracts originally required. In spite of these financial incentives, service quality continued to deteriorate, and the lives of children and their families were continually disrupted. When it became clear that the privatization goals to improve care to children and control costs were not being met, the legislature stepped in to seek meaningful ways in which the state could meet its responsibility to individuals who depend on the child welfare system.

In January 2011 fifteen senators, including the seven members of the Health and Human Services Committee, introduced Legislative Resolution 37. The resolution directed the Committee to investigate the effects of privatization, as implemented by DHHS, on the child welfare system. Research began immediately and continued into the summer and fall last year with public hearings in Lincoln, Omaha, Norfolk and Scottsbluff.

In January 2012 five primary bills and one secondary bill were introduced as the legislature's plan to repair and improve the child welfare system. LB 821, one of the primary bills, opens with the following statement of legislative intent: “The Health and Human Services Committee of the legislature documented serious problems with the child welfare system in its 2011 report of the study that was conducted under Legislative Resolution 37;

Improving the safety and well-being of Nebraska’s children and families is a critical priority which must guide policy decisions in a variety of areas;

To improve the safety and well-being of children and families in Nebraska, the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government must work together to ensure:

The integration, coordination, and accessibility of all services provided by the state, whether directly or pursuant to contract;

Reasonable access to appropriate services statewide and efficiency in service delivery; and

The availability of accurate and complete data as well as ongoing data analysis to identify important trends and problems as they arise; and

As the primary state agency serving children and families, the Department of Health and Human Services must exemplify leadership, responsiveness, transparency, and efficiency, and program managers within the agency must strive cooperatively to ensure that their programs view the needs of children and families comprehensively as a system rather than individually in isolation, including pooling funding when possible and appropriate.”

Next week I will outline the provisions of LB 821 and the other proposals that are designed to improve Nebraska's child welfare system.

I am always interested in hearing your comments by mail, phone or email.

 

 

 

                Senator Paul Lambert

                State Capitol, PO Box 94604

                Lincoln, NE 68509

                (402) 471-2613

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~“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, 
Love like you'll never be hurt, 
Sing like there's nobody listening, 
And live like it's heaven on earth.” 
 William W. Purkey

 

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Connie Manzer

   

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