Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - September 21, 2016
TROOP 711 CAMPING TRIP
Boy Scout Troop 711 participated in their first Mom & Son Camping Trip at Camp Eagle. Mom’s camped out in the air conditioned cabins, while the boys tent camped. The boys all took turns cooking and cleaning. While at Camp Eagle, the boy scouts completed their Nature Merit Badge.
Camp Eagle opened in 1963 and is located near Cedar Bluffs, NE on 312 acres of woods, meadows, and river bottom land. The boys experienced walking, hiking, and adventures in the woods.
Boy Scout, Jesse Brinkman will be selling "Trojan Luck"paracord survival bracelets for $2.00 each during the homecoming parade. A portion of sales will be donated to Springfield Memorial Library.
The IMPACT youth group of the Methodist Church is doing a ‘Box City’ overnight Saturday Sept 24th 8PM – 8AM. You may notice a bunch of kids sleeping outside the church that night. In conjunction, we are doing a canned food drive so if you want to help drop a can or two off and say hi!
Wednesday Morning September 28th – 7:45am The kids of the IMPACT Youth Group are hosting the See You at the Pole Event at flagpole in front of Platteview Central. This is a Student led prayer event where the kids spend 15 minutes praying for our schools, community, country and the world. All kids in Jr / Sr High are welcome to attend. Bring your bible and share a verse or a prayer. J
Sunday October 2nd IMPACT is conducting our annual Toilet Paper Drive around Springfield. You make get a knock on your door Sunday October 2nd!! We are collecting TP for folks less fortunate than us. Why Toilet Paper? Well it is one of those items we all need but you can’t buy with most food assistance programs. If you are willing to help, pick up an extra package or two and drop them off in the entry of the Methodist church or see if the kids stop by!!
Friends of the Springfield Memorial Library
SPRINGFIELD DAYS 2017 PLANNING MEETING
SEPTEMBER 29, 7PM
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
To celebrate Nebraska 150 Sesquicentennial in Springfield, organizing for Springfield Days 2017 is already underway. All volunteers are welcome to attend meetings.
To learn more about NE 150, click on the link below:
Master Gardeners are available to answer all your gardening questions every Thursday at the Sarpy County Fairgrounds from 9:00am-12:00pm.
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
17111 S 138th St
Springfield, NE 68059
(Nebraska Law stipulates that no outside alcohol can be brought onto the premise.)
Friday Night Music
$5 cover charge
7:00 – 9:30pm –
Sunday Acoustic Music!
No cover charge - music is from 2:00 -5:00 pm.
Annual Harvest Festival
September 24, 12:00pm – 9:30pm
Check out upcoming performers and events at www.soaringwingswine.com!
See You at the Winery!
COME TO OUR ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension is hosting its annual Open House for Lincoln Public Schools at 6 to 8 p.m. October 3, 2016, at the Animal Science Complex on UNL East Campus.
Middle and high school students interested in pursuing a degree in animal science with a focus on companion animals, horses, or livestock, will have the opportunity to meet with our faculty and get information on majors and classes offered.
“The Open House is a great opportunity to learn how to connect your interest in animals to a college program and eventually your career,” Lisa Karr, Companion Animal Specialist, said.
“Students can learn about different aspects of animal science including nutrition, genetics, and health and get the opportunity to speak with professors and current students and experience hands on activities.”
Students will venture through the animal science building on a scavenger hunt for information.
They will also hear about the various animal-related organizations such as Equestrian team, Livestock and Horse Judging teams, Students for the Education of Exotic and Companion Animals, Pre-Vet Club, and Block and Bridle.
We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Open House.
The Extension is a Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln cooperating with the Counties and the United States Department of Agriculture.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.
It All Starts with an Amazing Teacher
Yankus Receives Lucille McLean Award for Excellence in Teaching
Excellent teachers are remembered for a lifetime. During Plattsmouth’s Harvest Festival last Saturday, Monica Yankus, a long-time resident of Plattsmouth, received the 2016 Lucille McLean Award. Yankus is the kindergarten teacher at St. John the Baptist and has been with the school for 23 years.
According to parents, teachers and staff of St. John’s school, Yankus is especially deserving of this award. “Monica is beautiful example of many positive qualities; joy, professionalism, mentor, friend, educator and christian,” said Debi Baumert, art teacher at St. John’s and owner of Colour Art Studio. “Our community and it's youth are blessed to call Monica ours,” added Baumert.
The Lucille McLean award is given each year to an outstanding educator who has also been actively involved in the community. The award was presented to Yankus by the Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa (ADK) Teacher's Honorary in memory of Lucille Essert McLean. McLean was a long time teacher in Cass County and a charter member of ADK.
“Monica's joyful personality is such a blessing to have for our children as they begin learning and loving Jesus and the various academic subjects,” said Fr. Loras Grell, chief administrator officer of St. John the Baptist and pastor at Church of the Holy Spirit.
Yankus who began her career as an art teacher, has been an active member of Church of the Holy Spirit in Plattsmouth for the 30 years. She currently serves on the school’s strategic planning committee and also helps with annual festivals and activities at the church. In addition, Yankus is an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma and currently serves as treasurer. She is a past member of the Organization of Plattsmouth Women, Extension Club and also has served on the Plattsmouth Public Library Board.
“I am honored and humbled by this award and by the support I've received from the Plattsmouth community and Church of the Holy Spirit,” said Yankus. “I accept this award on behalf of all the amazing teachers and staff at St. John’s who are also deserving of this recognition,” said Yankus.
Monica is married to Mike Yankus and they have two grown children Matt and Anne.
Christ Lutheran Church is seeking a new custodian for general overall cleaning, weekly and as needed after special events.
Christ Lutheran is located outside of Louisville NE at the corner of 84th St and Hwy 66.
Applications can be submitted using our Website:
www.clccassne.com Questions call: 402-298-8429.
Deadline for applications is September 30,2016
VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE
1st Friday of the Month-Eagle (Community Center)- 1-5pm
2nd Friday of the Month-Weeping Water (Library)- 1-5pm
3rd Friday of the Month-Greenwood (Library)- 1-5pm
Please call our office @ 402-296-9368 to schedule an appointment
~Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
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