Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - January 21, 2015
RED CROSS COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Please mark your calendars for Sunday Feb. 15th the next Springfield Community Blood drive. Time 8:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M. at the Springfield Fire Hall. You can make an appointment by calling Ralph @ 402-253-8301 or you can go online at Red Cross .org. to sign up. We been having pretty good drives in the past and hopefully we can have another good turnout.
Springfield Volunteer Fire Department
2015 Chief and Officers
Chief Jason Lutz
President Mike Patera
Vice President Chad Zimmerman
Treasurer Bob Engberg
Secretary Susie Engberg
Celebrating 60 years of wedded bliss
Mr. & Mrs. George Green
If you see them or would like to send a card, please do.
Send cards by way of their son:
14405 S 120th
Basketball Shooting Competition
The St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring the annual free throw shooting competition on Friday, January 23rd at Platteview High School. The competition is open to boys and girls ages 9-14. Shooting begins at 7:00 p.m.
Contact Joe Boro at 402-490-8697 for more information.
EDUCATIONAL SERVICE UNIT #3
2015 Spring SCHEDULE
14801 S 108th Street
Springfield, NE 68059
INSTRUCTOR: Gary Boe
CLASSROOM DATES: March 7th, 21st, 28th April 11th and 18th
CLASSROOM TIME: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
BEHIND-THE-WHEEL: March 7th through May 2nd
SYAA DIAMOND SPORTS
JANUARY 10TH TO FEBRUARY 20TH
Softball (Coach pitch through 18U)
Baseball (Coach pitch through U14)
Please go to www.platteviewjrtrojans.com to register.
VFW COMMUNITY BREAKFAST
SUNDAY JANUARY 25, 2015
All you care to eat pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, ham and sausage links and patties. Orange juice coffee or milk included. Price is $6.50 which includes a $1.50 donation. Serving from 8:00 a.m. until noon.
SPRINGFIELD DAYS PLANNING MEETING
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Everyone is invited to bring your ideas, events, and suggestions.
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 Acoustic Music!
No cover charge - music is from 2-5 pm.
4th- An evening, John Denver Tribute
11th – Jeff Tomes
18th – Rick Spurgin
25th – TBA
Check out upcoming performers and events at www.soaringwingswine.com!
See You at the Winery!
LOUISVILLE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 7, 9:00 – 4:00PM
222 WALNUT, LOUISVILLE
All proceeds benefit this summer’s mission trip to Lake Traverse Reservation.
Murray's 4th of July Celebration WILL Continue!
The MURRAY FREEDOM FESTIVAL organization is a group of citizens who want to share the celebration of our country's freedoms and anyone is welcome to join our group. In order for this event-filled day to happen, some fundraising is planned for the next few months, so keep watching here for updates. Funds are needed for fireworks, concessions, prizes and more, so please help us in our efforts.
We also have to rely on financial gifts from private individuals, businesses and other organizations. A gift from you, your civic group or business would greatly help us to achieve our goal in making this an annual event to be proud of. Any donation, large or small is genuinely appreciated. (We have already received a donation of $500 from a private citizen, so feel free to match it!) You may make a deposit at the Murray State Bank to the 'Murray Freedom Festival' account, or if you prefer, please mail a check to, John Hensch, Fundraising Chairman, 508 West Young St., Murray, NE 68409 and thank you, in advance, for your generous contribution!
Front Porch Eatery owner, Jose Sanchez, has agreed to shut down for one day, April 12, 2015, and has donated his place of business in Murray for us to host a free-will donation pancake feed for our cause. So mark your calendar for Sunday, April 12th, to come have pancakes. In the meantime, stop in for breakfast, (served all day) or lunch until 2 p.m. and be sure to say, 'Thank you', to Jose for his generous contribution!
Our vision is to bring back and even add many other activities including the oozeball games, (mud volleyball), a classic car show, tug-of-war, street dance, smash-a-car, Bingo, parade and activities for the little kids, too. We're also planning to have raffle tickets for a drawing for 1 lucky person to push the detonater for the starting of the fireworks show! (Oh, pick me, pick ME!!)
The nice people at AnyTime Fitness in Plattsmouth have agreed to sponsor a fun run early in the day on the 4th, so if you know any runners, let them know, and walkers can join in the fun, too!
Also, former Murray resident, Jim Howe, (aka 'Roadkill'), has many fond memories of Murray's celebrations. He now lives at Beaver Lake and has been putting on his own enormous fireworks show at the lake the past few years. (I've seen it and it is great!) Jim, along with Night Vision Fireworks, has graciously agreed to do Murray's show this year on the 4th and he will still do his personal show for the Lake on the 3rd, so folks in the area will have 2 nights of fantastic fireworks!(Thanks, Jim!)
Our website is up and running. You'll be able to keep track of the activity-planning as it progresses and even share photos of your own 4th of July festivities in Murray atwww.MurrayFreedomFestivalNE.com. Registration for activities such as the fun run and oozeball will be available online at our website via PayPal or registrants can pay by check. If using PayPal, you'd choose the 'Friends and Family' tab. Checks can be mailed to JOHN HENSCH, FUNDRAISING CHAIRPERSON, MURRAY FREEDOM FESTIVAL, 508 W. YOUNG ST., MURRAY, NE 68409. There will be no refunds on activity registrations.
Please plan to attend our next meeting and bring a friend on
Wednesday, February 11, 2015,
Murray Town Hall
Fabric Art Exhibit brings Message of
Historic Discrimination, Hope for the Future
The “Fabric of Survival” Holocaust Tapestries
1111 Jones Street, Omaha
Jan 15 – Mar 14, 2015
Sponsored by the Institute for Holocaust Education (IHE), Fabric of Survival will be on display at KANEKO from January 15 to March 14, 2015.
This collection of 36 hand-embroidered and collage tapestries is the life’s work of Holocaust survivor, Esther Nisenthal Krinitz. The exhibit has been featured in museums all over the world and described by Smithsonian.com as “visually stunning” and having a “remarkable level of detail.”
KANEKO (1111 Jones Street) is open to the public at no charge, Monday thru Friday from 9am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm. All are invited to view this striking exhibit and learn more about cultural diversity, prejudice, individual identity, choice, and personal freedom.
An Opening Reception for Fabric of Survival and additional fiber art installations will take place on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 6 to 9pm, featuring several members of the artist’s family. A must see on any Old Market First Friday itinerary!
Special Lunch-Hour Docents will be on hand from 11:30am – 1:30pm on Wednesdays in February. Individuals who work downtown are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch and take advantage of these specially guided tours.
This exhibit is made possible by generous grants from Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Arts Council, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and the H. Lee and Carol Gendler Charitable Fund.
About the IHE: The Institute for Holocaust Education is a non-profit organization located in Omaha and serving Nebraska and the surrounding states. The IHE’s mission to ensure that the tragedy and history of the Holocaust are remembered is met by providing educational resources, workshops, survivor testimony, and integrated arts programming to students, educators and the public.
Institute for Holocaust Education
333 S. 132nd Street
Omaha, NE 68154
2015 SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLE CAMPS
Registration is now open for the 2015 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 15 - Friday, June 19) is for folks who consider themselves beginners. The July Camp (Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17) 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.
To register on line, log on to: http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp.shtml
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