Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - April 4, 2012

 WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE

APRIL 4, 2012

 

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EASTER EGG HUNT 2012

THANKS TO:

SPRINGFIELD LODGE #112, CITY OF SPRINGFIELD,

SPRINGFIELD GREATER BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

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SPRINGFIELD FIRST UNITED METHODIST

HOLY WEEK CALENDAR

 

 

 

HOLY THURSDAY APRIL 5 – 7:00PM            

GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 6 – 7:00PM                        

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EASTER MORNING SCHEDULE:

6:30AM - SUNRISE SERVICE

FOLLOWING - SUNRISE BREAKFAST

8:30AM – WORSHIP SERVICE

9:30AM – SUNDAY SCHOOL

9:30AM – EASTER CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

10:45AM – WORSHIP SERVICE

 

 

SPRINGFIELD CEMETERY

CLEAN UP DAY

SATURDAY, APRIL 7 @ 1:00PM

Help keep our Cemetery Clean by removing all old
flowers and decorations before the Mowing season.
This makes mowing and trimming much easier and
a nicer looking grounds. Thank you.
     Springfield Cemetery Association
 

 

 

 


SCOUTING FOR FOOD

TROUP 711 & PACK 389

 SATURDAY APRIL 14

PLEASE HAVE YOUR NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS

OUTDOORS BY 9:00AM

SCOUTS WILL BE PLACING DOOR HANGERS AROUND TOWN THIS WEEKEND. LOOK FOR YOURS ON YOUR DOOR! QUESTION? PHONE THE SCOUTMASTER AT: 402-699-8234


 

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.
 


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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MARK YOUR CALENDARS

SPRINGFIELD DAYS 2012

“GOING GAGA IN SPRINGFIELD”

JUNE 8 & 9

SPRINGFIELD DAYS MEETING

THURSDAY APRIL 26

7PM

SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND

 

 

 

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!!

 

 

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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

 

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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!

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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.




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 April 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

April 14-Purse Swap

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

   May 11th & 12th- Special Day Out for Moms with free make and take art project

   

 

STATE LEGISLATOR NEWS

PAUL LAMBERT

 

March 30, 2012, Lincoln— The legislature uses special strategies to move some bills through the legislative process. Priority designations increase the chance that bills of particular importance to senators, committees and the speaker will be debated. “Christmas Tree” bills include other bills of like-subject matter, merged into a single proposal to move through floor debate simultaneously. I had an opportunity recently to use another procedure, known as Consent Calendar, to manage bills I introduced this year.

Bills advanced by a legislative committee with no dissenting votes are eligible for the Consent Calendar. The Calendar and the bills it contains are announced at least twenty-four hours before debate is scheduled. A bill on Consent Calendar is assigned fifteen minutes for introduction and debate. When debate ends or time expires, a vote is taken. A bill can be removed from the Calendar by a written request of at least three senators before debate begins or during its fifteen-minute time allotment. This year the Calendar included three bills that I introduced.

LB 1005, one of my personal bills that effects emergency responders in our legislative district, would amend the Volunteer Emergency Responders Job Protection Act, to include members of state emergency response teams. The bill would also prevent an employer from taking disciplinary action against an employee, when he or she is serving as a state volunteer emergency responder. At the recommendation of the Business and Labor Committee, LB 1005 was placed on and advanced from the Consent Calendar.

The Urban Affairs Committee's Consent Calendar recommendations included my bill LB 1121 – that I introduced on behalf of constituents in Cass County – to clarify that the rights of a particular category of SID property owners are the same when they sign petitions to recall a member of the board of trustees as they are when they vote to elect the trustee. This bill was also advanced from the Consent Calendar.

LB 948 was brought to me by elected officials in our district. It would add “electronic communication device” as an additional way in which a person could commit the offense of intimidation with intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend. The Judiciary Committee asked that LB 948 be placed on the Consent Calendar, and it was. Some questions about the bill were brought to me before debate began. The counsel for the Judiciary Committee and I decided to remove the bill from consideration this year, address the questions during the interim and introduce the issue again in 2013.

Fifty-three bills by other senators were also scheduled on the Consent Calendar. LB 898 by Valentine Senator Deb Fischer would increase the allowed engine size in the definition of a mini truck. Current law allows rotor displacement of 1000 cubic centimeters or less. LB 898 would increase the size to 1500 cubic centimeters or less.

An honor and remember flag is one that commemorates and honors members of the U.S. Armed Services, who lost their lives in the line of duty. District 3 Senator Scott Price offered LB 999 to allow an honor and remember flag to be displayed on or near the State Capitol, Governor's Mansion or any courthouse, city hall or school building at the request of a veterans' organization, or any other group or person.

LB 1077 would provide that, when there is no national vaccine shortage, acute care hospitals, intermediate care facilities and nursing facilities would, between October 1 and April 1, offer on-site influenza and pneumonia vaccinations to all residents and all inpatients prior to discharge.

The Judiciary Committee recommended LB 805 for Consent Calendar. This bill would preserve the privacy and identity of individuals who apply for a license to sell fireworks in Nebraska, by eliminating the requirement to list the individual's social security number on the license application.

In 2009 physician assistants were authorized to sign death certificates. Lincoln Senator Kathy Campbell's LB 1042 would authorize nurse practitioner to sign death certificates, as well. Nurse practitioners are also primary care providers, but current law does not allow a nurse practitioner to sign the death certificate for a person who has been in their care. The law requires the certificate to be signed by a physician or physician's assistant within 24 hours of the death. If neither is available, the county attorney must be notified. This can make a difficult time for a family even more stressful. LB 1042 would make this process easier and less stressful for the family of the deceased.

 Senator Paul Lambert

                State Capitol, PO Box 94604

                Lincoln, NE 68509

                (402) 471-2613

 

 

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Connie Manzer

   

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