Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - March 28, 2012

 

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE

MARCH 28, 2012



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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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ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

SATURDAY, MARCH 31

10AM

BUFFALO PARK

SPONSORED BY;

SPRINGFIELD LODGE #112, CITY OF SPRINGFIELD,

SPRINGFIELD GREATER BUSINESS ASSOCIATION



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SPRINGFIELD ELEMENTARY PTO FUNDRAISER

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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.
 

 

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Knight’s of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry

St. Joseph’s Church

102 S. 9th St

Friday, March 30th

Meal’s $8.00

Pizza by the slice - $1.00

Mac & Cheese - $1.00

 

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LIFE LINE SCREENING

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012.

Consider This:
* Every 45 seconds someone has a stroke, Every 3 minutes someone dies of a stroke.  
* Stroke is the #4 reason for deaths in the US  
* 80% of all Strokes Can Be Prevented!!  
  
Life Line Screening takes pride in the services we provide.   
8 - 10% of all screening result in ABNORMAL to CRITICAL Findings. The Screenings are Effective and are Saving Lives!!   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8igGrkVcBc

If you wish to register for the screening online go to:

www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners




 

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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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 

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

Nana now has popcorn and coffee while you shop.

 

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

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!

APRIL

1st - Strings & Chords

8th -CLOSED

15th - Sue Murray

22nd - John Stokely

29th - Stephen Monroe

 

 

 

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HAPPENING NEARBY

 


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FREE CARFIT CHECKS FOR SENIOR DRIVERS

Keeping Seniors Safe on the Road

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 A free CarFit inspection to help seniors drive safer and longer will be held on Friday, April 13, at the AgeWell Centers by Immanuel-Trinity, located at 522 West Lincoln Street in Papillion. The event will run from 9 AM until 12 NOON.

While many driver safety programs are directed toward improving senior safety by addressing the senior’s cognitive abilities and skills, CarFit is the first program that improves a senior’s proper fit in their vehicle. Developed by the American Society on Aging (ASA) in collaboration with AAA, AARP, and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), CarFit is an educational program designed to help mature drivers find out how well they “fit” with their vehicles, and what actions might be taken to improve this fit. A proper fit in one’s car can greatly increase the driver’s safety, and the safety of others who share the roadway.

CarFit includes a 12-point check to ensure that senior drivers are sitting properly in their vehicle and that the driver’s seat, seat belt, mirrors, steering wheel, head restraint, gas/brake pedals and other controls are positioned properly.

Trained technicians representing Creighton School of Occupational Therapy and AARP will perform 12-point checks which take approximately 20 minutes. Participants should call 402-331-3163, Monday-Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM, to register for the event. Since a limited number of slots are available for this free program, early registration is encouraged.

In addition to the free check, each participant at the CarFit event will receive a complimentary large print road atlas and other useful safety items from AAA.

The U.S. has more than 28 million drivers aged 65 and older on the roads today, with the number expected to surpass 40 million by 2020. To learn more about the CarFit program, visit www.car-fit.org.

 

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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

 

AUDITION NOTICE

The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley will be holding auditions on Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10 at 7pm for their 2012 season opener, "The Sunshine Boys."  The play is the story of two old entertainers, Al and Willie.  In the days of vaudeville, they were the top-billed comedy team, "Lewis and Clark."  Now they aren't even speaking. When CBS requests them for a "History of Comedy" retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs.  George Burns won his only Academy Award in the film version of this Neil Simon play.

The two primary roles called for men approximate ages 65-80.  Other roles in the play include 4 men and 2 women ages 18-60.  A complete description of the roles and the script can be found on the Lofte website, www.Lofte.com.

The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.  Rehearsals will begin in mid-April.  The show runs May 26, 27, June 1-3 and 7-10.  Please bring a list of schedule conflicts to the audition.

Those who have questions may contact Artistic Director Kevin Colbert at 402-234-2553

 

Art Chicks Events

Fun things this weekend-Coop de ville is having an easter bonnet parade!  To participate, show up in a bonnet of your own design. We'll be meeting at Louisville Art Gallery at 10 for registration. The parade begins at 10:30. All participants will receive 20% off their entire purchases. First place winner walks off with $100 gift certificate, second place with $75 and third place with $50.

Can't wait to see ya'll flaunt your feathers!

artchicks lunch

Art Chicks is offering drop in lunches for $12.96 and FREE ART.  Come make something springy and amazing!!!!  10-3.  Lunch will include a Waldorf Chickie Salad, Spring Green Salad with strawberries, almonds and feta cheese.  Dessert is our homemade Sopapilla Cheese Cake.  Call for reservations or drop in.  402-234-2669

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 14-Purse Swap

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

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STATE LEGISLATOR NEWS

PAUL LAMBERT

March 23, 2012, Lincoln— The legislature is in the heart of its calendar now and has been working late nights this week with debate on the budget. The child welfare reform bills have also been moving through the legislative process. LB 821 would establish the Nebraska Children's Commission and the Office of Inspector General of Nebraska Child Welfare in the Legislature's Office of the Public Counsel. The Commission would create a statewide strategic plan for reform, and lead collaborative reform efforts among public and private stakeholders, and the state's five service areas. The Inspector General of Nebraska Child Welfare would conduct investigations, audits, inspections and other reviews of the child welfare system.

LB 1160 would require the Legislature's Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee to report to the governor, the legislature and the chief justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court in 2012, 2013 and 2014 on progress made by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) toward recommendations outlined in the HHS Committee's 2011 interim study LR 37. (This study reviewed the effects of privatization on the child welfare system.) The bill would also require DHHS to report to the legislature by December of this year regarding a web-based statewide automated child welfare information system designed to house all child welfare data in one place.

The Legislature's Performance Audit Committee introduced LB 949. The bill would establish the child welfare system as a separate budget category and require DHHS to create performance measures and time frames for meeting them. LB 949 would require DHHS to include a strategic plan in its budget requests and provide quarterly updates to the legislature about transfers of more than $250,000 among child welfare programs.

LB 820 would improve stability for children in the foster care system and allow DHHS to fund a variety of community-based services for children and their families. Title IV-E is the federal government's program for adoption assistance and foster care. LB 820 would require DHHS to apply for a federal waiver for a foster care demonstration project. The waiver would provide flexibility in the use of Title IV-E funds to reduce the number of Nebraska children in out-of-home foster care. The bill would require that DHHS apply for the waiver before the end of 2012. LB 820 would also create a group of child welfare stakeholders to advise DHHS on the application. The Department would be required to create a Foster Care Reimbursement Committee to develop a statewide standard rate structure for children in foster care. The legislature believes the state must provide foster parents with adequate compensation for ensuring the safety and well-being of the vulnerable children in their care.

As amended LB 961 would require an annual reduction of twenty-five percent in the average caseload of each case manager beginning in September 2012, and in the same month every year until Nebraska caseloads conform to national standards. LB 961 would also prohibit DHHS from extending past July 1, 2014 the lead agency contracts in existence when LB 961 becomes law and prevent DHHS from issuing any new lead agency contracts in Nebraska.

LBs 821, 1160, 949, 820 and 961 all include emergency clauses and would become law when signed by the governor.

Omaha Senator Bob Krist introduced LB 998 to replace the current Foster Care Review Board with the Foster Care Review Office. The board was created in 1982 as an independent agency to provide oversight to the state's foster care system. Possible conflicts of interest among board members have recently called into question the credibility of child welfare data that have been provided to the legislature. Under LB 998, as amended, the new office would be created, most of the staff of the current board would transfer to the new office, and a new Foster Care Advisory Committee would appoint the new executive director, review management and employee issues of the office, and assist the director in resolving issues in the foster care system. LB 998 would reestablish independent oversight of the foster care system. The new office would, once again, provide unbiased information to the legislature, the courts and to DHHS. The operative date for this bill would be January 1, 2013 to allow time to establish the new office and advisory committee.

These proposals represent a strong beginning for child welfare reform. Monitoring progress and strengthening the legislature's efforts will continue next year. I look forward to the work that lies ahead on these important policy issues.

Senator Paul Lambert

                State Capitol, PO Box 94604

                Lincoln, NE 68509

                (402) 471-2613

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Tue Sep 25 @ 6:30PM -
Pie Contest@ the Library
Mon Oct 01 @ 7:00PM -
Homecoming Parade
Wed Oct 03 @ 3:30PM - 05:00PM
UMC Kids Club
Sat Oct 13 @ 4:00PM - 08:00PM
Volunteer Fire Dept. Open House
Sun Oct 21 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
Community Blood Drive
Mon Oct 22 @ 6:30PM -
Library Pumpkin Walk
Sat Oct 27 @ 1:30PM -
PHS Fall Play: The Miracle Worker
Sat Oct 27 @ 5:00PM - 07:30PM
St. Joseph Ladies Guild Soup Supper
Sat Oct 27 @ 7:00PM -
PHS Fall Play: The Miracle Worker
Fri Nov 09 @ 7:30PM - 11:30PM
Fall Festival Dance Fundraiser

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