Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - September 17, 2014
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Springfield Community Blood Drive Wrap up: On a beautiful Sunday to do any kind of activity, we want to thank all who donated and who attempted to donate. Although we fell short of our goal, we did collect 34 units and with the shortage of Blood the Red Cross was still very pleased. Once again thanks to all involved (Fire Dept.) and everyone in the community.
-Your St. Joseph Knights of Columbus and the Red Cross.
Welcome to A Step Ahead - "Our Family Welcomes Your Family"
K-3 Jr. Trojan Basketball Skills Program (Boys & Girls)
Registration is open for SYAA’s first K-3 Basketball Skills Program.
The Cost will be $40 and will include a Jr. Trojans Basketball T-shirt and Water bottle.
The program will include a mini-camp in early November and 5 skills sessions in January and February
Nov. 1stand 2nd –Mini Camp
Jan 11th-Ball Handling & Passing
Jan 18th–Layups & Footwork
Feb 1st–Basketball IQ and Defense
Feb 8th–Shooting & Team Games
Feb 15th–Competition Night
Register at: www.platteviewjrtrojans.com
FALL STORY TIME
SEPTEMBER 8 - NOVEMBER 17
*EXCEPT OCTOBER 13 (COLUMBUS DAY)
AGES 2/12 - 5 YEARS ARE INVITED FOR STORIES & ACTIVITIES
FROM THIS YEAR'S
SARPY COUNTY FAIR
MISS VIOLET NUSS IN THE KIDDY PARADE
A STEP AHEAD CENTER:
Daycare Support Staff (Springfield Ne)
Morning and evening openings, full time and part time. Flexible hours. Great for high school students after school and college students any time. We work with your class schedule. Prefer 19 or older for day openings. Start immediately. Great work atmosphere.
Compensation: Pay according to experience. Day shifts starting at 8 per hr. Evenings starting at 7.50 per hr. 402-253-3083
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
17111 S 138th St
Springfield, NE 68059
(Nebraska Law stipulates that no outside alcohol can be brought onto the premise.)
COMING UP …
Sunday Music is still going strong! No cover charge - music is from 2-5 pm.
7th - April and Friends
14th - Rick Spurgin
21st - An Evening (A John Denver Tribute)
28th - Daniel Christian
Friday Night Music is back! Your favorite Friday night activity is back and better than ever! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and friends and come out to enjoy the music! Music will be outside weather permitting. $5 cover charge.
5th - Hector Anchando Band
12th - Jumpin' Kate and Naked Reserves
19th - Rock Rescue Group
26th - John Stokely Band
Check out upcoming performers and events at www.soaringwingswine.com!
See You at the Winery!
700 CAMP GIFFORD RD
SEPT 20 & 21ST
Fall Festival is a whole weekend of fun! Bring the family and visit with the farm animals, play games, win raffle prizes, have lunch, watch live animal presentations, take a hay ride, ride a pony, and much more!
Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm & Pumpkin Patch, 911-108th St., Avoca, NE 68307
MILITARY AND VOLUNTEER FIRE/RESCUE FAMILIES INVITED TO A FREE DAY AT THE PUMPKIN PATCH
Special day will kick off tenth-annual Pumpkin Festival at Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm
Bloom Where You're Planted Farm & Pumpkin Patch is hosting an event to honor service men and women on September 20th. On that day, which is also opening day of the farm’s tenth-annual Pumpkin Festival, military members, fire and rescue volunteers, and their immediate family members will receive free admission to the farm when presenting ID.
Farm owners Terry and Teresa Lorensen recognize the sacrifices these men and women, their spouses and children make as they serve their communities and country. “We’ve been hosting this event for the past eight years. We always look forward to providing a chance for these families to have fun day together. They really deserve it.”
The Pumpkin Festival at Bloom Where You're Planted Farm runs September 20through Nov. 2. Hours are 1:00-6:00 p.m. Fridays and 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Several more special events are planned, including Doggy Day October 11th to benefit the Nebraska Border Collie Rescue, and a concert October 19th celebrating of the farm’s 10th season of agricultural entertainment. For a complete listing of activities at the farm, visit www.BloomPumpkinPatch.com.
Bloom Where You‘re Planted Farm is located at 911-108th St., rural Avoca, NE, 27 miles east of Lincoln or 30 miles south of Omaha. Take US Hwy. 34 to 108th Street, then travel ½ mile north. Visit www.BloomPumpkinPatch.com for a map, directions, and calendar of special events, or call 402-267-4104.
The farm is owned and operated by Terry and Teresa Lorensen, and has been in Teresa’s family since 1944. The farm and pumpkin patch opened to the public in 2005 and is celebrating its tenth pumpkin patch season.
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INDOOR/OUTDOOR GARAGE SALE FLEA MARKET
ART CHICKS 127 MAIN LOUISVILLE NEBRASKA
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY 10-3
Clearing out furniture, garden items, jewelry, glassware, advertising items, holiday decorations, antiques and vintage galore. Sewing and craft supplies!
Get your gear for winter projects. See you there!
APPLE JACK FESTIVAL
FRIDAY ~ SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 19 ~21, 2014
NEBRASKA CITY, NE
State Treasurer Stenberg, Bank Officials to Help Launch
Nebraska NEST Financial Scholars
at Elmwood-Murdock High School
Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg will help launch the financial literacy education program, Nebraska NEST Financial Scholars, at Elmwood-Murdock High School. The online program was developed by EverFi, Inc., of Washington, D.C.
Joining in the event will be Rob Clements, president of American Exchange Bank in Elmwood, and Brian McHugh, president of Corn Growers State Bank in Murdock. The two banks are co-sponsoring the program at Elmwood-Murdock. The Nebraska Educational Savings Trust, a division of the State Treasurer’s Office, is statewide sponsor.
Dan Novak, superintendent of Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools, also will participate. Elmwood-Murdock seniors and sophomores will attend.
2 p.m. Monday, September 15, 2014.
Gym, Elmwood-Murdock High School, 300 Wyoming Street, Murdock.
About the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust
The Nebraska College Savings Program provides four qualified tuition plans under Section 529 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. The four plans are the NEST Direct College Savings Plan, the NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, the TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and the State Farm College Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer is Program Trustee, and First National Bank of Omaha is Program Manager. Investments are approved by the Nebraska Investment Council. Learn more at www.treasurer.org/cs/.
About EverFi, Inc.
EverFi, Inc., is the leading education technology company to teach, assess, and certify learners in critical skills. With backing from some of technology's most innovative leaders including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Twitter founder Evan Williams, and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, EverFi has built a comprehensive critical skills platform and has certified more than 7 million learners. The company is powering a national movement in 50 states that enables adults and students to learn using the latest technology, including rich media, 3D gaming, simulation, social networking, and virtual worlds. Learn more at www.everfi.com.
About American Exchange Bank
American Exchange Bank of Elmwood is a family-owned bank that was incorporated in 1889. It operates out of offices in Elmwood and Eagle. The Clements family became involved with the bank in 1910. A former director of the bank in the early years was the well-known Nebraska author, Bess Streeter Aldrich. More at www.aebank.com.
About Corn Growers State Bank
Corn Growers State Bank was incorporated in 1949 in Murdock and is located at the same address where some parts of the original bank are still in use today. While the bank building has been expanded and remodeled, the assets have also increased many times since the bank's founding by the late Edwin McHugh, a graduate of the University College of Law. The McHugh family has continued the banking tradition over the years and now the third generation of the family is now involved in the bank. More at www.corngrowersbank.com.
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