Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - March 5, 2014

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS

March 5, 2014

 

 

 basketball

CONGRATULATIONS TROJAN GIRLS!!!

PLATTEVIEW HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM WINS

DISTRICTS

AND HEADS TO LINCOLN FOR

STATE TOURNAMENT GAMES

FIRST GAME – THURSDAY MARCH 6 AT 10:45AM

DEVANEY CENTER, LINCOLN

 

NO SCHOOL FOR ALL

SPRINGFIELD PLATTEVIEW STUDENTS

THURSDAY MARCH 6

If the girls basketball team wins Thursday’s game, no school

Friday March 7. In the event they lose, school will be in session.

 

 

 PLATTEVIEW HIGH MUSICAL

“GREASE”

MARCH 13 & 14

7:00PM

 

Rehearsals are underway for Platteview High School's musical “Grease”. Students are working hard and having fun at rehearsals preparing for opening night.  Performances of "Grease" will be Thursday, March 13 & Friday, March 14 at 7pm.

 

 

 ashWednesday

ASH WEDNESDAY SPECIAL SERVICE

MARCH 5, 6:30PM

OUR REEDMER LUTHERAN CHURCH

305 NO. 3RD ST. (3RD & ELM)

SPRINGFIELD

402-253-2893

 

 pancakes 2014

VFW BREAKFAST

MARCH 30, 2014

VFW Post 9558 Community Breakfast the last Sunday of each month, in the Springfield Legion Hall from 8:00 a.m. until noon.  For $6.50 which includes a donation of $1.50 you get all you care to eat pancakes, French toast, hash browns, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, juice and coffee.

 

SPRINGFIELD DAYS PLANNING MEETING

THURSDAY MARCH 27 @ 7:00PM

SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

JOIN US TO HELP PLAN THIS YEAR’S EVENT

ANY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION IS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE

THIS IS A GREAT FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR:

SPRINGFIELD DAYS: JUNE 6 & 7, 2014

 

 

Twitter 101

Tuesday, March 18th

7-8 p.m. in room 108

Platteview High School

Bring a device with you for an hour long interactive session on Twitter.

Please RSVP to 402-339-3606 ext. 125 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

storytime

SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

SPRING PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

MARCH 3 – MAY 5

9:30AM

Bring your little ones on Monday morning for stories & fun activities.

Drop-ins are welcome!

 

yarn

HEARTS TO HANDS MINISTRY

 We are inviting any and all who are interested in Knitting, Crocheting and Sewing, to participate in our ministry.  We have three programs that we support, KAS Care which is an organization that puts together 8x8 inch squares of knitting or crocheting to create blankets for orphan children in South Africa.  What is needed by them are 8x8 inch squares of knitted/crocheted squares with a tail of 24 inches attached to it. 

 We also support our local NICU with preemie baby items for families who will be taking their precious babies home, who are still quite small.  We donate hats, booties and blankets.  And this can take the form of knitting, crocheting or sewn items.

  And the last item we are looking for help with are, Chemo Caps.  These are provided to Methodist Hospital to those people who are going through Chemotherapy.  They should be made with soft fibers and fabrics, since their skin is very sensitive.  These also may be knitted, crocheted or sewn.

Hearts to Hands meets every Thursday evenings at the 1st United Methodist Church in Springfield.  But it is not necessary for you to attend the meetings.  If you would like to participate in this all we ask is that you bring your items to the church or library.

Any and all items will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you

 

 TouchingHearts

At Touching Hearts, we know that maintaining independence is the key to ensuring the highest quality of life. We are honored to have the opportunity to serve and care for Springfield area residents.

 

Our Caregivers give a helping hand with daily activities like:

 

  • Meal preparation & cleanup
  • Laundry & change linens
  • Shopping & errands
  • Light housekeeping
  • Medication reminders
  • Companionship
  • Transportation
  • Peace of mind for all family members
  • Hourly, overnight or 24 hour live-in
  • Temporary or long-term

“Touching Hearts at Home is dedicated to enhancing and preserving our clients’ quality of life with respect, trustworthiness

and excellence in service.”

We care for those living in communities within Sarpy County

For a free brochure including rates call: 402-905-0119

Bonded & Insured

www.touchinghearts.com/neighboringomaha

Touching Hearts at Home P.O. Box 311 Gretna, Ne 68028

Malinda & Kevin Perdue/Owners

 

 

SOARING WINGS VINEYARD

17111 S 138th St

Springfield, NE 68059

402-253-2479

(Nebraska Law stipulates that no outside alcohol can be brought onto the premise.)

 

 Sunday Acoustic Music

No cover charge

2:00 -5:00 p.m.

MARCH

2nd - Ryan McLeay

9th - TBD

16th - Tim Koehn

23rd - John Stokely

30th - Sue Murray

 

 

HAPPENING NEARBY

 

COMEDY ‘SELF-HELP’ OPENS AT MAHONEY STATE PARK

 Mahoney March

Pictured on Attachment:  Front- Brandy Palatas and Kevin Colbert.  Center- Harold Scott, Shari Hoelker and Jim Knierim.  Back- Stacy White.

 KBC Productions will open the comedy production, ‘Self-Help,’ on March 8th at the Kountze Theater in Mahoney State Park.  Written by Norm Foster, ‘Self-Help,’ tells of Hal and Cindy Savage who reinvent themselves as self-help gurus and relationship experts.  When their own marriage starts to take a nosedive and they find a dead man in their study, their professional status hangs in the balance.  This is an adult farce with hilarious situations.  Director Kevin Colbert suggests a PG-13 rating.

Kevin Colbert also stars in this production along with Brandy Palatas of Papillion as his wife.  Stacy White and Shari Hoelker of Omaha, Jim Knierim of Louisville and Harold Scott of Lincoln round out the cast.  Performance dates are March 8, 9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30, April 4-6, 11-13, 18 and 19.  Curtain times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm.  Sunday performances are 2pm matinees.  

Mahoney State Park is located off the interstate on exit 426.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12.  While some tickets are available at the door, you can call to reserve your tickets at (402) 944-2523 ext 7122.  A valid park entry permit is required.    

 

 

 Pilgrim Concert

Lofte Community Theatre

Pilgrim Classic Country Concert

The Lofte Community Theatre announces that the four-piece band, ‘Pilgrim Classic Country’ will take the stage on Sunday, March 9 at 2pm.  ‘Pilgrim’ is a country band based out of Kearney that performs old country music including Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams and the Sons of the Pioneers.  The concert covers a large number of songs from the classic country era of the 50s and 60s with an authentic country sound.  This event will provide a family-friendly afternoon of country music that will have your toes tapping. 

While some tickets will be available for sale at the door, advance reservations can be made by calling the Lofte at (402) 234-2553 or purchased online at www.Lofte.com.  All seats are $20.  

The Lofte is located near the intersection of Hwy 50 and Hwy 1 just east of the town of Manley.  

 

 

IRISH MUSIC CONCERT

GREENBLATT & SEAY

PERFORMANCE CONCERT SERIES

SUNDAY MARCH 9

OLD SCHOOL HOUSE

AVOCA, NE

$10 ADULTS - $5 STUDENTS & SENIORS - $1 CHILDREN

The concert will be downstairs, and followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with the performers. Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur, one mile south of Highway 34.

 

 

 

12TH ANNUAL NEBRASKA AMERICAN STRING TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

FIDDLE TUNE COMPOSITION CONTEST

This event inspires fiddlers everywhere to compose their own tunes, and supports the cause of string education throughout the great state of Nebraska.

1st PLACE: $100.00   2nd PLACE: $50.00 3rd PLACE: $25.00

Best Viola Tune: $75, courtesy of the American Viola Society

Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2014. The winners will be announced on May 24, 2014, during the Monumental Fiddling Championship held at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. The winning compositions will be performed at the Monumental Fiddling Championship, and printed in Stringing Along, the journal of the Nebraska Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

For the 2014 contest rules and guidelines, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information about the Nebraska American String Teachers Association, log on to the web site at www.neasta.org.

Greenblatt & Seay Publications, in Avoca, Nebraska is a proud Sponsor of the Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition Contest.

 

FIDDLE CAMP

Registration is now open for the 2014 Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska. Deborah Greenblatt, championship fiddler, author of many fiddle collections, will help the campers get in touch with their inner fiddler. The course of study during the Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps will be designed specifically for the individual campers who sign up.

The June Camp (Monday, June 9 - Friday, June 13) is for folks who consider themselves beginners. The July Camp (Monday, July 14 - Friday, July 18) is for folks who consider themselves intermediate or advanced. Enrollment is limited to 10 fiddlers for each week, so that everyone will get individual attention.

For more information, e-mail Deborah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To register on line, log on to: http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp.shtml

 

~Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

   -General George Patton

Thanks to all Springfield E-Newsletter readers.

 

Connie Manzer

   

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