Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - June 3, 2015
CUB SCOUT NEWS
The Webelos Scouts (4th grade Cub Scouts) ended their year on a high note. First, the Omaha Storm Chasers invited the Scouts to act as the Color Guard for the game on Saturday, May 9. Jesse Brinkman, Scott Cyr and Evan White presented the flags on field at Werner Park for the playing of the National Anthem.
For their last meeting of the year, the Scouts celebrated by hosting local artist, Amanda Pitschmann. Amanda shared her vast knowledge with the Scouts. They learned what common materials are used and how different elements of design are used in creating drawings. She also shared with them possible occupations available to artists. Lastly, the Scouts became a canvas for Amanda as she painted each of their faces.
Scouts will resume again in August.
SPRINGFIELD “SUPERHERO” DAYS
JUNE 12 & 13, 2015
MAIN STREET HISTORY WALKING TOUR
FRIDAY JUNE 12, 6-7PM
MEET AT 2ND & MAIN
PRESENTER: PAUL MAULDIN
Spend A Little Time In The Garden With Us!
June 18th Sarpy County Fair Grounds
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Chris Noda - PT DPT Summit Health Physical Therapy
"Stretches for the Gardener"
Sarpy County Fair Master Gardeners
"Basic Gardening Rules"
Right Plant, Right Place
Poppies and Natural Edging
Rain Barrel Gardens - Why?
Nebraska Prairie - Soil Amendments
Rose Entrance - Rose Pruning and Placement
Nationally Syndicated Garden Writer
"Bugs and Bugaboos in the Garden"
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Please mark your calendars again for the next Springfield Community Blood Drive. When: Sunday June 28th, Springfield Fire Hall, 8:00 A.M till 1:00 P.M. I can only hope that we can have another good turn out our last drive was outstanding and I am grateful for all of our donors in the area. Hope to see you again on June 28th. To sign-up online go to www.redcrossblood.org (Sponsor code 009111) or call Ralph @ 402-253-8301.
ASK THE MASTER GARDENER
Springfield Fair Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. every Thursday morning at the Sarpy County Fairgrounds garden (barring rain) now till October.
FRIDAY JUNE 26
SPRINGFIELD PLATTEVIEW COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
17111 S 138th St
Springfield, NE 68059
(Nebraska Law stipulates that no outside alcohol can be brought onto the premise.)
Sunday Acoustic Music!
No cover charge - music is from 2-5 pm.
7th – Stephen Monroe
14th – John Stokely
21st – The wildwoods
28th – Jon Sundermeier
Friday Night Music is back.
7:00 – 9:30pm
5th- The Mighty Shipwrecks
12th – Prairie Creek Ramblers
19th – The Toons
26nd – Soldiers of Soul
Check out upcoming performers and events at www.soaringwingswine.com!
See You at the Winery!
SARPY COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE NEEDED FOR
SARPY/CASS BOARD OF HEALTH
The Sarpy/Cass Department of Health and Wellness is currently seeking candidates for an opening to serve as the Sarpy County representative on the Sarpy/Cass board of Health. The individual selected will be appointed to the Board of Health for a three‐year period.
Functions of the Health Board include: 1) providing policy guidance on the development of
appropriate public health programs; 2) working to educate the citizens of both counties regarding public health issues; 3) providing Board oversight on the Department’s budget and the Health Director’s performance; 4) and ensuring that priority public health needs are being addressed by the staff of the Department. A letter of interest and background qualifications should be submitted no later than Friday, June 5, 2015 to:
Erin Ponec, Office Coordinator
Sarpy/Cass Department of Health and Wellness
701 Olson Drive, Ste. 101
Papillion, NE 68059
FREE UNBIASED ONLINE FINANCIAL EDUCATION CLASS AVAILABLE
Money for college?...for retirement?...to buy a home? Free online financial education classes are available for all Nebraskans.
The Nebraska Library Commission is pleased to announce that access to better financial and investor information resources is now available through a free unbiased online financial education class offered through the Smart Investing@your library® Builds Nebraska Communities project.
Get a login password at http://nlc.nebraska.gov/FinancialEducation and learn more about how to make informed decisions about budgeting, money management, saving for college, buying a home, retirement planning, and more. This online class is offered as part of a statewide grant awarded by the American Library Association and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation to the Nebraska Library Commission and the Northeast Library System (now Three Rivers Library System). This prestigious grant is helping to build the capacity of Nebraska libraries to provide effective, unbiased financial resources, including Books, DVDs, downloadable audiobooks and ebooks, and access to librarian-selected online sources at http://nebraskaccess.ne.gov/moneyandinvesting.asp.
This program is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through Smart investing @ your library®, a partnership with the American Library Association.
The FINRA Investor Education Foundation supports innovative research and educational projects that give underserved Americans the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success throughout life. For details about grant programs and other FINRA Foundation initiatives, visit www.finrafoundation.org.
FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, is the largest non-governmental regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. FINRA is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation and complementary compliance and technology-based services. FINRA touches virtually every aspect of the securities business — from registering and educating all industry participants to examining securities firms, writing and enforcing rules and the federal securities laws, informing and educating the investing public, providing trade reporting and other industry utilities and administering the largest dispute resolution forum for investors and registered firms. For more information, please visit www.finra.org.
Smart investing @ your library® is a partnership between the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. The program supports public libraries and community college libraries across the country in their efforts to meet financial education needs at the local level. Visit http://smartinvesting.ala.org for details.
The Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services and collection materials they need. For more information, please visit www.ala.org/rusa. The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 60,000 members. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information. For more information, please visit www.ala.org or call (800) 545-2433 ext. 4279.
As Nebraska’s state library agency, the Nebraska Library Commission is an advocate for the library and information needs of all Nebraskans. The mission of the Library Commission is statewide promotion, development, and coordination of library and information services-“bringing together people and information.” Visit http://booksarejustthebeginning.com/ for more examples of how Books Are Just the Beginning at Nebraska libraries.
CHILDREN’S THEATRE AUDITIONS AT THE LOFTE
Ready or not, here they come! It’s time for the summer children’s theater event at the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley. In cooperation with the Missoula Children’s Theatre, the Lofte will soon be holding auditions for this year’s production of “Sleeping Beauty." Rest assured, there are several parts available for both boys and girls.
Auditions take place at the Lofte on Monday morning, June 8 beginning at 10am. Please arrive by 9:45 to allow time for registration. Children who will be entering first grade through the seventh grade are eligible. There are parts for approximately 60 children as well as opportunities for Assistant Directors and Light Booth operators. The cast list will be announced at noon, immediately following the audition process. While not all actors are required for all rehearsal times, all children should have a clear schedule June 8-12, 10am-2:30pm.
There will be two public performances on Saturday, June 13, 3pm & 6pm. Tickets are free for all Lofte season ticket holders. Adult tickets are $10 and children are $8.
Scott Seelhoff holds Brenna Thompson as Chelsea Lulla looks on. They are rehearsing a front-porch scene from the Lofte Community Theatre’s production of, “Messiah on the Frigidaire."
“MESSIAH” OPENS LOFTE’S 39TH SEASON
The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces that on Saturday, May 23 it will open its 39th season with the family dramedy, “Messiah on the Frigidaire.” Written by John Culbertson, “Messiah” takes place in the small town of Elroy, South Carolina. Lou Ann Hightower and her husband Dwayne find what seems to be the image of Jesus appearing on an outdoor refrigerator. When the appearance makes front page news, their little trailer park soon becomes a mecca of communion and commerce.
Kevin Colbert directs the show with Brenna Thompson of Lincoln playing Lou Ann and Scott Seelhoff of Fremont playing her husband Dwayne. Others in the cast include Chelsea Lulla of Ashland, Michael Magrans and Dan Ryberg of Omaha, Jestin Jones of Lincoln, Denise Schroeder of Gretna and Will Jones of Manley.
Production dates for the show are May 23, 24, 28-31 and June 5-7. Curtain times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Ticket prices are $19. Those interested can still purchase a season pass for all five of the Lofte’s shows this year for only $75.
The Lofte is located just east of the intersection of Highways 1 and 50 in Cass County. Reservations can be made by calling the box office at (402) 234-2553
~Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.
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