WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
MAY 2, 2012
CONGRATULATIONS, TIGER CUBS!
The Tiger Cubs from Cub Scout Pack 389 have been working hard all year. All their hard work has culminated in receiving their Tiger Cub Badge. The following Tigers that have earned their badge are:
PLATTEVIEW HIGH CLASS OF 2012
INVITES YOU TO
SUNDAY, MAY 6 @ 2PM
PLATTEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
GUEST SPEAKER: RON BROWN
SPRINGFIELD CLEAN UP DAY
SATURDAY MAY 12
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
SPRINGFIELD DAYS 2012
“GOING GAGA IN SPRINGFIELD”
JUNE 8 & 9
SPRINGFIELD DAYS MEETING
THURSDAY MAY 17
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND
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SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Sunday April 29th Blood Drive Recap: Once again the Springfield pride has showed up after the last drive I did not know what to expect as numbers of donors but you came through again! Our goal was 40 units and we banked 45. Very pleasing! Tthe Red Cross did make an extra effort to make sure that they had enough staff members on hand Sunday and it paid off I believe the majority of the donors were in and out of the door within 1 hour which was really pleasing to me and them also. And another thing that I notice was that the Red Cross staff were a lot more relaxed which in turn made a calmer feeling when donating. I want to thank all of you who showed up to donate and even the handful who could not and a special thanks to all the businesses in the Springfield area for letting us put up posters, Rick Lee for setting the marquee up and special thanks to the Fire Dept. for the use of the building.
Ralph Meister (Knights of Columbus) Sponsor and Coordinator.
WACKY WEDNESDAY MOVIE MATINEE
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
665 MAIN STREET
MAY 9, 1:OOPM
FOR ALL ADULTS!
NEW LIBRARY WEBSITE
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Springfield resident and author, Janet Syas Nitsick held a book signing at Springfield Memorial Libray for her recently released book, Lockets and Lanterns. More information can be found at: http://janetsyasnitsick.tateauthor.com/
Hiking the American Discovery Trial, Alastair McCandless, stopped by the Springfield Memorial Library. He is raising money and awareness for the Wounded Warriors Project. The American Discovery Trail is the first coast to coast non-motorized recreation trial. For more info:
The Destination Imagination team Assembly Required Springfield Elementary qualified for and is preparing to compete at the Global Finals at the University of Tennessee at the end of May. There will be more than 1000 teams from around the world and the United States competing at this event. It is so exciting to have our district and our school represented among these elite teams! This will be an amazing experience for the five boys on the team and they will no doubt represent our district and Springfield Elementary well.
The majority of the costs for this trip have been paid for by a donor, however the team still has about $1200 of extra expenses associated with this trip that they are trying to raise. The team has arranged to have Pizza Night at Yotes: Yotes has agreed to give the team 10% of their sales the next two Monday evenings (May 7th and May 14th) and they are also hosting a donation only car wash at B & B this Saturday (May 5) from 12:00 - 4:00.
Please consider taking part in these events to help these boys reach their goal.
Destination Imagination is a worldwide creative problem solving team competition in which South Sarpy #46 had nine teams participate in this year. All nine teams (coming from Platteview Central, Springfield Elementary and Westmont Elementary) did well enough at the Regional Tournament to qualify for the State Tournament. At the State tournament two teams placed 3rd overall and one team placed 2nd (placing high enough to advance to the Global level of Competition).
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
Head on down to Main Street and find that perfect handmade gift for Mom. Buy local this year. Hard to buy for? Gift certificates available so Mom can pick it out herself. Hurry in for best selection.
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!
6th - Greg Place
13th - Strings & Chords
20th - Mitch Armstrong
27th - Katie Logan
Friday Night Music Series
Bring a lawn-chair or blanket. Cover charge of $5.00 per person - Age 12 and older (Wine not included),
Tastings of wine or beer may be purchased at the gate for $6 - 5 Tastings and you keep the glass!
Wine by the glass $5, $7 for a glass of Syrah
$12 and up for bottles of wine (We can re-cork if you don't finish the bottle.)
Beer by the glass $4.50 - $6.00
Gate opens at 6:00 p.m., Music starts at 7:00 p.m. and plays until 9:30 p.m.
Yotes BBQ Pizzeria will be available. Cheese, crackers, sausage, and bread available for purchase in the Tasting Room.
4th - Mitch Armstrong & Smokin' Section
11th - Chris Saub Band
18th - In the Gruv
25th - Swampboy Blues Band
Art Chicks Events
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
GREENBLATT & SEAY
The Schoolhouse Performance Series will feature championship fiddler, Deborah Greenblatt, and multi-instrumentalist, David Seay performing "Fiddle Fables" on Sunday, May 13, at 2:30 PM, downstairs in The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska.
With the help of her fabulous five-string fiddle, and some talented fiddle students, Deborah Greenblatt explores some of the trials, tribulations, and lessons that fiddlers and other musicians often have in common. There is advice for the beginner (“It Starts With Your Feet”), advice for the fiddler’s families (“Have Mercy”), for the growing fiddler (“Shopping For a Fiddle Blues”), for the brave fiddler (“I’m Gonna Fiddle In a Contest”), as well as the fiddler who plays the viola (“Out of Fiddle, Out of My Mind”). There are also inspiring stories of real-life fiddlers (“Cactus Pete”), teachers (“Alice Johnson’s Jig”), and students (“Mary Ann the Fiddler”).
The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990. Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.
STATE LEGISLATOR NEWS
April 27, 2012, Lincoln— I have now represented District 2 in a single-issue special legislative session and the traditional 60-day second session of Nebraska's One Hundred Second Legislature. The opportunity to serve our district and our state is everything I believed it would be – and more.
Listening and learning have been key elements of my legislative experience. I have listened to and learned from District 2 constituents, my colleagues and legislative staff, and Nebraska citizens who traveled to Lincoln from all parts of the state to testify at public hearings and visit the legislative chamber to watch their Unicameral at work. Each group of individuals contributed something special to the legislative process.
From my colleagues I learned that trust and respect are essential traits which are not automatically bestowed on any senator. They must be earned. I enjoyed getting to know the other 48 members of the legislature. I made efforts to learn what issues are important to each of them, and I have been told they trust me to be honest and straightforward with them. I know the relationships I built help me to represent District 2 in the legislature.
Legislative staff provided guidance as I learned about legislative procedures. The legislature operates under a formal set of rules. The rules are reviewed at the beginning of each session and are often revised by the body through a formal approval process. Much of the work of legislative divisions, such as the clerk's office, the fiscal office and the bill drafters, is determined by legislative rules. In order to work effectively in the legislature, it is imperative to learn to apply procedures that support each step in the legislative process. The learning curve is steep, but I have worked hard to learn from every new experience.
The citizens of District 2 have welcomed me as their state senator. I have been encouraged by the openness with which constituents contacted me to voice an opinion, ask a question about proposed legislation or request assistance from my office. I enjoyed the opportunity to host visitors from the district. Some people made appointments to discuss a particular issue with me. Others came to Lincoln as a group to study state government and tour the Capitol. Still others just stopped to say hello as they continued on to another destination. I learned something new about District 2 from each and every constituent contact.
Participating in the public hearing process and floor debate helped me to understand quite clearly what it means to be a state senator. Each senator represents the people in one legislative district, but, collectively, Nebraska's 49 state senators represent everyone who lives in this state. A state senator needs to learn about issues of importance beyond his or her own district, because most policy decisions must be made with the best interest of the entire state in mind. Several bills I introduced this year were prompted by constituent requests state before deciding to support them. LB 750, my 2012 priority bill, was introduced and passed to change a controversial assessment practice currently used in one county in our district. Great care was taken to craft the bill's provisions in a way that ensured the changes in one county would not produce unintended consequences in other parts of our state. My work on LB 750 drove home to me the fact that, while I work on behalf of District 2, I must always try to make decisions that are good for Nebraska. For example, LB 1121 changed signature requirements for SID recall petitions; LB 1005 included members of state emergency response teams under the Volunteer Emergency Responders Job Protection Act; and LB 979 changed requirements for obtaining a pickle card license for a nonprofit organization that supports a volunteer fire company, first aid, rescue, ambulance or emergency squad. My fellow senators had to understand how these proposals would affect their districts and our state
Now that the legislative session is over, I will spend more time in the district. My office staff in Lincoln will always know how to reach me. My summer schedule includes constituent meetings, community celebrations and county fairs. I hope to see you at one of these events.
I am always interested in hearing your comments by mail, phone or email.
Senator Paul Lambert
State Capitol, PO Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
~ Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
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