Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - April 11, 2012

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE

APRIL 11, 2012


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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! QUESTIONS? PHONE THE SCOUTMASTER AT: 402-699-8234


SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

There is a Springfield Community Blood Drive scheduled for Sunday the 29th of April at the New Firehall (South end of 1st Street watch for signs) from 8:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M. After many Phone Calls, - E-mails and visits by the local Red Cross reps they ASSURED me that they will have plenty of staff on hand to help with this drive. They promised me 2 extra staff members for our drive. I know that a lot of you who had the patience to sit and wait your turn to donate at the last drive left with a sour taste in your month for ever donating again at our drives. I can tell you that I was ready to throw in the towel as Coordinator that day also, my only request is that you would give them another chance  and see if things are better. To schedule a appointment go to redcross.org or call me at 402-253-8301. Once again, thanks for all your willingness to help by donating.

 

Ralph Meister Drive Coordinator.     


 

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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Seasons of the Soul Best of Year author Janet Syas Nitsick of Springfield will sign copies of her new inspiring-historical romance, Lockets and Lanterns, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 28 at the Springfield Memorial Library, 665 Main St., Springfield.

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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




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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!!



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SPRINGFIELD CLEAN UP DAY

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

 SATURDAY MAY 12

MORE INFO SOON!

 



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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

Margie Trembley, co-owner of Springfield Artworks, is one of the artists who has an art quilt she designed at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at the Main Library in Little Rock, Arkansas until April 28. The exhibit, is a regional exhibit of SAQA, the Studio Art Quilt Associates, an international art association.
Her piece, entitled Tree of Life, was quilted by Rebecca Lilly Segura of Bellevue, Ne.

 

 

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

 

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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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

May 26th- Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

 

 

 

STATE LEGISLATOR NEWS

PAUL LAMBERT

Some Proposals Don't Prompt Headlines

 

April 6, 2012, Lincoln— Since the legislature convened in January, the media has reported on bills that are controversial or may have a significant impact on Nebraska citizens. You have heard a lot about child welfare reform, tax relief, the state budget, oil pipelines, school truancy, compulsory school attendance, and more. While these issues made headlines, the legislature passed many other bills. Even though they have not received a great deal of attention, I want you to know about some of the small but important changes these bills have made in our laws.

As amended, LB 216 would allow the Department of Motor Vehicles to design license plates to identify special interest motor vehicles. Special interest vehicles are defined as being unaltered from original specifications and collected, preserved, restored or maintained for leisure. The new plates would include alphanumeric characters and the words “special interest.” A special interest vehicle could be driven only on public roads and streets for occasional transportation, public display or hobby activities.

LB 943 created the Insured Homeowner's Protection Act. The Act would provide that a person may cancel a written contract with a residential contractor to provide goods or services to be paid from insurance proceeds before midnight following the later of two events – either the third business day after the written contract is enacted, or when the person has received notice from the insurer that all or part of the claim or contract is not a covered loss under the insurance policy. LB 943 would also prevent the contractor from promising to rebate any of the insurance deductible as an incentive to sell goods or services.

Changes to the state's Election Act would be made by LB 878. In the year before a primary election, the date on which the secretary of state would publish the official election calendar would move from December 1 to November 1. Currently, if a majority of the seats are vacant, the secretary of state conducts a special election for a school district or a city council under a city manager plan. LB 878 would require a special election to be held if one-half or more of the member positions are vacant. The bill would also clarify that the statewide primary ballot would include the names of candidates who filed candidate forms, and candidates for President of the United States who are offered by petition or recognized as candidates in the national news media.

Under current law a person who fails to stop for a school bus is guilty of a Class IV misdemeanor. Under Speaker Priority Bill LB 1039, a violator would be assessed three points on their driver’s license and a $500 fine. The bill would also require drivers to decrease their speed to 25 miles per hour when the yellow warning lights on the bus are flashing and stop if when the red lights are on. In places where 400 feet of visibility in all directions is not possible, LB 1039 would allow a bus to stop if a sign indicated that a school bus stop was ahead.

LB 882, by Omaha Senator Jeremy Nordquist, would require a health plan or policy to provide coverage for orally administered anticancer medication on a basis that is no less favorable than more traditional intravenously administered or injected cancer medications. The bill would prevent insurance providers from reclassifying an anticancer medication or increasing a copayment, deductible or other expense to offset the cost of complying with the new law.

The provisions in LB 740 would grant special permits for vehicles hauling seasonally harvested products. The permit would allow longer combination vehicles to carry an additional fifteen percent of the maximum weight allowed for up to 70 miles. The permits would be valid for up to 120 days per calendar year. This change will make Nebraska more competitive, especially when doing business in other states.

Please contact my office if you need more information about these or any of the other bills passed this year. 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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~Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.
         -Robert Benchley

 

 

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Library Community Ice Cream Social & Omaha Street Percussion
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Beat the Heat: Splash Park Party
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Sarpy County Fair Aug 1-5
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