WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
APRIL 25, 2012
LARRY THE CABLE GUY
What was all that commotion at the Sarpy County Fairgrounds on Tuesday,
April 24? Larry the Cable Guy and crew were filming a commercial.
SPRINGFIELD VOL FIRE AUXILIARY PLANT SALE
SATURDAY APRIL 28
7AM- 12 NOON
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
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
SPRINGFIELD DAYS 2012
“GOING GAGA IN SPRINGFIELD”
JUNE 8 & 9
SPRINGFIELD DAYS MEETING
THURSDAY APRIL 26
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND
LOG ON TO:
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.
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 an 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.
SPRINGFIELD CLEAN UP DAY
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
SATURDAY MAY 12
Springfield Memorial Library
Celebrates Earth Day with Recycle Craft Day
YOTES BBQ PIZZARIA
"Home of the Bigger, Better Pizzas"
167 MAIN STREET
DINE IN OR CARRY OUT
MONDAY THRU THURSDAY 11AM TO 9PM
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 11AM TO 10PM
SUNDAY 12 NOON TO 7PM
LOOK FOR OUR DAILY SPECIALS!!
183 MAIN STREET
SPRINGFIELD, NE 68059
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.
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Tuesday thru Friday
11AM – 4:30PM
Nana now has popcorn and coffee while you shop.
FOR ALL CONSIGNMENT INQUIRIES, CALL 402-990-6680.
Tuesday 12 Noon – 7PM
Wednesday –Thursday 10AM – 6PM
Friday 10AM -5PM
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
17111 S 138th St
Springfield, NE 68059
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!
1st - Strings & Chords
15th - Sue Murray
22nd - John Stokely
29th - Stephen Monroe
Art Chicks Events
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
June 23rd Cocktails in the Garden with Plant & Garden Junk Sale, Plant Swap
STATE LEGISLATOR NEWS
April 20, 2012, Lincoln— The Latin term “sine die” means “without day.” A legislative body adjourns sine die when it concludes its business without designating a specific date and time to convene again. The Nebraska Legislature took this action on April 18 to end the 2012 session.
As I reported last month, child welfare reform was among the most important legislative priorities this year. The extensive background work was finished and plans for change were outlined before I became a state senator. My appointment to the Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee placed me in a core group of policy makers, who received public input during the session about which changes were needed and how they should be made. By the session's end, the comprehensive reform measures that were enacted offer great promise for producing measurable improvements in the lives of foster children, foster parents, case managers, the court system and the Nebraska taxpayers whose hard-earned dollars can now be used more effectively.
The current two-year state budget was actually created last year. This year adjustments were made for the second year which begins on July 1, 2012. The state budget, like our own household budgets, must be modified to respond to inevitable changes that happen during a two-year time period. The state budget must be balanced every year, and a minimum cash reserve, or savings account, must be maintained. Balancing the budget means making necessary cuts, and identifying ways to accommodate revenue reductions or required cost increases. The legislature, under the leadership of the Appropriations Committee and its Chairman Senator Lavon Heidemann, once again met the challenge of balancing the budget and maintaining the cash reserve.
Based on its subject matter, the tax cut package proposed this year in LB 970 was referenced to the Revenue Committee. However, throughout the session the bill was amended and debated with the Appropriations Committee’s budget planning process in mind. As introduced LB 970 was estimated to reduce state revenue by $326.6 million for fiscal year 2012-13 and for both years of the 2013-15 biennium. With a projected revenue shortfall of $461 million at the end of the next biennium, the Revenue Committee was concerned about the state's ability to implement the entire package in the coming years. Before advancing the bill for debate, the Committee eliminated parts of the proposal to reduce the fiscal impact over the three-year period from $326.6 to $148.2 million. Despite the Committee's initial changes, the legislature's concerns about LB 970 continued. Under a compromise amendment, the changes proposed by LB 970 were reduced again – this time from $148.2 to $97.2 million. As amended the bill would expand the four income tax brackets, and lower income tax rates for lower and middle income taxpayers without jeopardizing priorities, such as education and child welfare, in future budget years.
LB 1161 would build on oil pipeline legislation passed during the special session last fall. Although the previous pipeline permit was denied by the federal government, the bill would allow Nebraska to work expeditiously to determine the safety of a new route outside the protected Sandhills region of our state. Key provisions of LB 1161 would: (1) require a pipeline carrier to apply to the governor for approval to construct a major oil pipeline in Nebraska, (2) require the governor to approve the application or refer it to the Public Service Commission (PSC) for further review, (3) unless prohibited by federal law, require the PSC to make public all pipeline documents and records, (4) require the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to hold at least one public hearing on an application under review, and (5) require a pipeline carrier to reimburse DEQ for pipeline route evaluation expenses. LB 1161 was passed by the legislature and signed into law by the governor just two days before pipeline carrier TransCanada offered new routing options for state review. The governor and DEQ will now consider TransCanada's proposal. This time Nebraska citizens should be able to access public documents and participate in a public hearing about oil pipeline construction in our state.
I am always interested in hearing your comments by mail, phone or email.
Senator Paul Lambert
State Capitol, PO Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
~ If I had asked my customers what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.
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