Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - February 16, 2011

WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE

FEBRUARY 16, 2011

 

THANK YOU - SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY

On behalf of the Red Cross Heartland Chapter and the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus who sponsored the Feb. 13th Blood drive thanks to all in the Springfield Community and surounding area who donated blood. You did it again! We surpassed the goal set by the Red Cross our goal was 30 donations and we finished with 37 donations. Once again the Springfield Pride came through again. Thanks!


Preventative Health Screening

April 1, 2011

St . Josephs Catholic Church

Stroke is the #3 cause of death in US and 80% of All Strokes CAN be Prevented. Life Line Screening will be providing their affordable, non-invasive, painless health screenings for the Community on Friday, April 1, 2011 at St. Joseph Church. Screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries, which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms, which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease; and atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat, which is closely tied to stroke risk. Register for the Stroke, Vascular Disease and Heart Rhythm Package for $139. All four ultrasound screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Your Health is in Your Hands, so call 1-888-653-6441 to pre-register.

8 - 10% of all screening results in ABNORMAL to CRITICAL Findings. The Screenings are Effective and are Saving Lives!!



1ST ANNUAL WESTMONT PTO BOUTIQUE AND CRAFT SHOW 
SPONSORED BY WESTMONT SCHOOL PTO 
FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH, 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 
SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH, 8:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.

It is time to get ready for our 1st annual craft show.  We are very excited and hope it is a good time for all.   We are currently looking for individuals that have a home based business and are interested in being a vendor.  We will limit one vendor from commercial products such as Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Tupperware, etc.  We also would like any other types of crafts or services.  Please contact me (Cori Swanson  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 896-0967) for an application.  Thank You!!

 

Springfield First United Methodist Church

Youth group

Donations needed

Silent Auction items

(for Game Feed event)

Please let us know ASAP so we can get them on the poster.

 

GAME FEED/SILENT AUCTION

MARCH 5, 2011

5:00 – 7:00PM

 

KID KIT ITEMS

Small (beanie baby sized) stuffed animals. If you have any clean small toys/ stuffed animals, or small books (it must fit inside a 1 gallon zip-lock baggie) – please bring them in!!

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

SPRINGFIELD DAYS 2011

TEAR IT UP IN SPRINGFIELD

ON

SATURDAY

JUNE 11, 2011

JOIN US FOR A DAY OF FUN -FILLED FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Springfield Days organizational meeting will be held Thursday, February 24, 7PM at Springfield Memorial Library. Anyone interested in helping is welcome to attend.



AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETING

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17 @7PM

 

 

VFW PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Springfield VFW Post 9558 extends an invitation to join them for the monthly community breakfast. Held at the Legion Hall in Springfield, breakfast is served from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. the last Sunday of the month from October through April.  That will be February 27, 2011.  The cost is $6.50 ($5 for breakfast and a donation of $1.50) for adults and kids aged 5 to 12 eat for $3.00.  The breakfast includes pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, ham and sausage (links and patties.  Also included is coffee, orange juice and milk.


South Sarpy School District #46

No classes for all schools on February 21, Presidents Day

 


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TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY

MARCH 1, 2011

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT SPECIAL TEACHER

 

YOTES

BBQ PIZZARIA

167 MAIN STREET

402-253-2755

HOURS

MONDAY -THURSDAY

11:00AM -8:00PM

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

11:00AM-10:00PM

SUNDAY

NOON-6:00PM

 

DONATIONS NEEDED

Springfield Proposed Urban Park

The Springfield Community Foundation is seeking assistance for this proposed asset for the Springfield Downtown area, located on the vacant lot at the NE corner of 2nd & Main. The city council has agreed to purchase the lot. $20,000 is needed to bring this project to the next level. An anonymous donor will donate the first $5000. Any and all monetary contributions are appreciated. Suggested categories of giving include:

  1. $1000 –Visionary Businessman or Woman

  2. $500

  3. $250

  4. $100

  5. $25 Young Adult Community Builder

  6. In memory of:

  7. In honor of:

The Springfield Community Foundation is a 501 C # non-profit organization.

Make checks out to the Springfield Community Foundation and mail to:

Randy Fleming

PO Box 410

Springfield, NE 68059

Or drop off at Great Plains Realty Auction Co.

222 in Main Street

Tel: (402) 210-4885

 



nanascloset

MAIN STREET

FAMILY CONSIGNMENT & MORE

GETTING READY FOR SPRING MERCHANDISE

BLOW OUT SALE CONTINUES!!!

DRY CLEANING PICK UP & DROP OFF EVERY SATURDAY

PROVIDED BY: GRETNA CLEANERS

HOURS:

Friday 10AM -5PM

Saturday 9AM – 2PM

Tuesday –Thursday 10AM – 6PM

 

***CHANGE OF LOCATION***

PROM DRESS PARTY WILL BE HELD AT:

NANA'S CLOSET - MAIN STREET

SPRINGFIELD, NEBRASKA

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SOARING WINGS VINEYARD

ACOUSTIC SUNDAY

2-5PM

FEBRUARY 20 - JESSICA ERRETT

FEBRUARY 27 - STEPHEN MONROE

FREE ADMISSION

For more info on all events and specials, visit:

www.soaringwingswinery.com

 

 

FABULOUS DEW DROP SPORTS BAR

MAIN STREET, SPRINGFIELD, NE

FEATURING:

LIVE MUSIC

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18

JOHN LESLEY & DANNY KORB

 

HAPPENING NEARBY

Lofte Community Theatre to Honor Volunteers

 

On Saturday, February 26 at 6pm the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley will honor its volunteers and hold their annual business meeting. Actors, ushers, painters, donors and friends are all invited to participate in this special event.  Lofte officers will present Lofte financials and plans for the future.  A complimentary Italian meal and refreshments will be provided.

 

The Lofte is a non-profit organization and as such is heavily dependent upon its army of volunteers.  During the course of the evening, those with outstanding service during the past year will be recognized by the "Dale Crosby Awards."  Mr. Crosby was a long-time chairman of the Lofte Board of Directors.  His willingness to tackle any duty at the theater served as an inspiration to others.  Over the many years of his service, he performed, cleaned and took on administrative tasks.  Mr. Crosby passed away in 2001.

 

Lofte Artistic Director Kevin Colbert will announce upcoming show selections and share some of the behind the scenes antics that he witnessed during the 2010 season.

 

Those who are planning to attend are asked to RSVP by calling the theater at (402) 234-2553.


Small Business Expo & Craft Fair

Saturday, March 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church

36712 Church Road Louisville, NE 68037

Looking for vendors...

Please contact:
Teri McClun

402.234.4161

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Federal Tax Forms

Available at the Plattsmouth Public Library.

There will be no Nebraska State Tax forms this year.

Call 1-800-742-7474 to request a form or go to http://www.revenue.ne.gov

Copies can be printed at the library .15c per page

 

 

Getting Ready to Plant a Home Orchard?

Learn about producing fruit from your own trees. Vaughn Hammond, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator with expertise in Specialty Crops, will teach an Extension workshop on February 24 covering cultivation practices for apples, peaches, apricots, pears, plums and cherries. Discussion will include where to obtain trees, variety selection, planting and care.

The workshop will be held at the Cass County Extension office located on the Cass County Fairgrounds, 8400 144th Street, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 24. A $10 per person registration fee will be collected at the door. Pre-registration is requested for handout materials, but walk-ins are welcome. Call the Cass County Extension office at 402-267-2205 to register; voice messages can be left outside of office hours, M-F, 8:00 to 5:00.



RURAL ADVANTAGE/HEALTHY FARMS CONFERENCE

FEBRUARY 18TH & 19TH

COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA

The 2011 Rural Advantage/Healthy Farms Conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, February 18th and 19th at the New World Inn in Columbus. This year’s conference is shaping up to be an excellent conference as we have some very interesting and diversified speakers for 2011. Our keynote speakers for the conference are Chuck Hassebrook, Executive Director of the Center for Rural Affairs and a member of the Nebraska Board of Regents and Abe Collins, an organic grass-based dairyman fromVermont and co-founder of the Carbon Farmers of America. At this year’s conference we have programs that address sustainable production agriculture, livestock grazing systems, value-added agriculture, alternative weed control systems, crop rotations, cover crops, organic production systems and several youth hands-on workshops.

In production agriculture, there will be a farmer panel addressing grass-fed and natural grain finished beef production systems. Matt Liebman, researcher from Iowa State University will discuss “Some ways to improve weed management in low input and organic systems” and “Managing cropping systems to address challenges from weather, rising energy costs, and weeds” in two presentations. Kathleen Delete, an researcher in organic production and a colleague of Matt’s at Iowa State University will discuss, “ Integrated approaches to pest management for organic vegetable and fruit production.”

Other topics that will be addressed at the conference include: adapting cover crop management for Nebraska, research on crop rotations and cover crops in sustainable cropping systems, GAP and what it means to Nebraska vegetable producers, adapting grazing systems to fit your situation, use of milk as an amendment to grass pastures, high tunnels for vegetable production,enhancing bird nesting habitat on your farm and farming sustainably. There will be other programs on specific topics of sustainable agriculture that are still being scheduled as well.

There is an excellent youth program scheduled for both days. There are workshops on: financial management for teens, pocket cash for growing small fruits, and a dollars and cents approach to raising sheep and goats in Nebraska.

There will be commercial and educational exhibits both days, a live auction of a variety of items Friday afternoon, a delicious All-Nebraska Meal on Friday evening and a silent auction of several different things on Saturday.

For information on this conference or to register contact Gary Lesoing at (402) 274-4755. A conference brochure and registration on-line is available at: http://nemaha.unl.edu/home.



Farm Food Safety Workshops Offered Across Nebraska in February and March

Food safety workshops offered across the state in February and March will help producers meet requirements of new federal legislation.

In early January, President Obama signed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act into law. The law requires producers to evaluate potential hazards to their products, create measures to prevent contamination and to develop written food safety plans.

The two-day workshops, offered by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, in partnership with the University of Nebraska Rural Initiative and the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society, will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Lincoln, Grand Island, Auburn and North Platte.

UNL Extension educators will teach the workshops. Workshops will help fresh produce growers complete the Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) training.

At the end of the workshops, participating producers will understand GAPs and have parts of their own farm food safety plans developed.

The topics covered will help producers enhance worker sanitation, harvesting, handling, packaging, storage and transportation standards of fresh produce from the farm operation to markets, schools, restaurants and retail stores.

By completing a farm food safety plan, producers can differentiate themselves in the marketplace and appeal to many consumers who perceive this training as an added benefit.

All educational materials and costs of the workshops are provided through a Rural Business Enterprise Grant from USDA Rural Development that was received by the Nebraska Sustainable Ag Society in partnership with the University of Nebraska Rural Initiative.

Reservations are required to participate in the training workshops. To register, contact the University of Nebraska Rural Initiative by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling (402) 472-2940.

Online registration is also available at http://ruralinitiative.nebraska.edu by clicking on the GAPs

Training link under Announcements and following instructions on the page.

Training dates, reservation deadlines and locations include:

Feb. 16 and Feb. 25, RSVP by Feb. 9, Lancaster County Extension Office, 444 Cherrycreek Rd.,Suite A, Lincoln.

March 2 and March 9, RSVP by Feb. 23, Hall County Extension Office, College Park, 3180 West U.S. Highway 34, Grand Island.

March 10 and March 17, RSVP by March 3, 4-H Building, Nemaha County Fairgrounds, Ninth and J streets, Auburn.

March 18 and March 25, RSVP by March 11, West Central Research and Extension Center,

402 W. State Farm Rd., North Platte.

UNL Extension is in the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

 

~Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it. 
     -Harold Hulbert

 

Thanks to all Springfield E- Newsletter readers.
 
Connie Manzer

 

 

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Fri Dec 08 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Springfield State Bank Xmas Open House
Sat Dec 09 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Breakfast with Santa
Sat Dec 09 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Library Cookie Walk
Sat Dec 09 @ 5:00PM - 07:30PM
Springfield at Heart Community Dinner
Sun Dec 10 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
Springfield Community Blood Drive
Thu Dec 14 @ 6:30PM -
Family Cookie Decorating Party @the Library
Sat Dec 16 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Santa arrives at the Fire Station
Sun Dec 17 @ 4:00PM -
FUMC Blue Christmas Service

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