Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - June18, 2008

What’s New in Springfield, NE
June 18, 2008


And the storms keep coming! The weather is making headlines across the Midwest with tornadoes and flooding in this region of the country. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by the devastation caused by the recent turbulent weather.  The clouds were looking quite unsettling on Wednesday, June 11 to the northwest of Springfield before we were hit by the storm from the southwest that evening.



The Summer Reading Program, “Catch the Reading Bug”, is in full swing at Springfield
Memorial Library.  Monday is busy with story time for preschoolers in the morning and educational programs for all elementary age students in the afternoon.  Visiting the library, last Monday was UNL Pest Patrol with information on pest management and a display of fascinating bugs. Children were thrilled to hold a real live millipede. Thursday morning all ages are stopping by for buggy crafts and reading in the tent.







Methodist Youth Group Update

We wanted to say “Thank You Springfield!” for all of the help with our toilet paper drive!! We made our 1000 Roll goal plus a little extra. Thanks for Sparing a Square!!!

I have another little project I would like to ask Springfield for help with.

The youth group and I are trying to help out our district UMC office. They are getting ready for the Summer Arts Festival. They are doing an art project that they need all of the un-crushed and rinsed pop cans they can get their hands on (minimum of 2000 needed). Please no beer cans please, sorry.

If you have any that you could share with us. Please bring them by the church before June 23rd or if you need us to come pick them up, contact Ron (Boo) Smith at 960.6926 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will figure out a way to stop by and pick them up.

Submitted by Ron Smith       

The annual Summer Musical Performance of Mrs. Connery's talanted young actors and actresses will be held June 27 at St. Joseph's Church. "Miss Nelson Has a Field Day" will be presented. The cost is free. Stay after the performance for refreshments.

Now is your chance to join the Girl Scout interest group this summer for girls entering grades 1 – 3.You won’t want to miss out on…earning patches, arts & crafts and songs & games.  Join this four week interest group to learn about Girl Scouts while participating in fun activities on the following Wednesdays:  June 25, July 9, July 16, and July 23 at the Springfield Library from 1 – 2:30 p.m.  Call or e-mail your rsvp to Joanne Savicky, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 558-8189, ext. 211.  You can also pick up an interest form at the Springfield Library.  There is no fee for this event. 

The Sarpy County Fair will be here before you know it! Get in on all the action!!! Vendors are needed for crafts, food, distribution and more.
Now is your chance to apply for a spot.  For an application, vendors interested in participating may email Russ Zeeb at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sign up for Vacation Bible School at First United Methodist Church. Surfin' Through the Scriptures will be held July 21-July24, 6:00-8:30pm. Child must be 4 years of age. Cost is $5.00 per child.



June 23- 24, 9am-3:30 Loper Volleyball Camp, grades 9-12 at Platteview Sr. High  

June 23, 1pm – Summer Reading Program at Springfield Memorial Library. This week Cowboy Dave teaches us “Life Lessons”.  Yippee!! Yahoo!!  

June 26, 10:30 – 12:00 – Springfield Memorial Library “Summer Reading & Craft Tent” program for all ages. This week’s buggy art: Ladybugs 


June 29, 2:00pm – SSAP Annual Meeting at the Soccer Complex. In case of inclement weather, the meeting will take place at the Community Building.

This week at Springfield’s premiere winery, Soaring Wings Vineyard:

Friday Night Music Series, 7pm: Teresa Storch ($5 admission)

Acoustic Sunday, 2-5pm: Sarah Benck Indie Artist (free admission)

For more information: www.soaringwingswine.com


Events Happening Nearby:

June 22, 3pm – Weeping Water First Christian Church Gospel Music Concert with Wes Adams, free admission with 1 can food donation. A love offering will be accepted for the ministry of Wes Adams.

The Lofte Community Theater hosts the Missoula Children’s TheatreRobin Hood in TightsRehearsal dates: June 16-20
Performance:  Saturday June 21@ 3pm &7pm

For the third year running the Lofte is proud to host the touring directors from Missoula, Montana! This community outreach helps the youth experience the joy and excitement of live theater at no cost to them or their parents. The children make new friends, learn responsibility and gain a greater sense of self-confidence through this wonderful program. Auditions will be held from 10am-12pm on Monday, June 16th.  If your child is cast, rehearsals will start at approximately 12:30pm on that same day.  A detailed rehearsal schedule will be available after auditions, but please make sure the student has a clear schedule for the entire week and can make every rehearsal and performance.


June 21 – 9am – 4pm – Elmwood-Murdock Garden Tour

 This fundraiser benefits the Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation and will feature a tour of six rural and village gardens in the Elmwood-Murdoch area. Tickets are $8.00 and may be purchased on the day of the event at the Aldrich house at 204 East F St., Elmwood, NE. For an additional $2.00, take a tour of the Aldrich House. Lunch will be available.

June 28- Weeping Water, NE celebrates “Limestone Days”. 


For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three.

-Alice Kahn  


Connie Manzer 

Sun Dec 30 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
VFW Breakfast @ Legion Hall
Mon Dec 31 @11:30AM -
Noon Year's Eve Party@ Library
Thu Jan 10 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Springfield Library Reading Club
Thu Jan 17 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Springfield Library Reading Club
Sat Jan 19 @ 1:00PM - 07:00PM
Briann's Fundraiser@Springfield Drug
Thu Jan 24 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Springfield Library Reading Club
Sun Jan 27 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Thu Jan 31 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Springfield Days Meeting

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