Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - February 12, 2014



February 12, 2014


  Scouts Feb2014

pictured:Tyler Kraus, Lukas Sjulin, Kaden Saderston and William Newstom.


In the back: Webelos Den Leader: Mark Kraus - Tyler Kraus father, Troop 711 Ryan McKnight, Troop 711 Asst. Patrol leader Joseph Brinkman and Troop 711Scout master Joe Hagerty.



 The Arrow of Light Webelos Bridging Ceremony was held last night at Westmont Elementary School. This ceremony of crossing the bridge marks completion in Cub Scouting. The kids will now join troop 711 Boy Scout.


Congratulations to the four Webelos kids: Tyler Kraus, Lukas Sjulin, Kaden Saderston and William Newstom.



Sir Robert Baden-Powell began the Boy Scout movement in England in 1908, and two years later, the Boys Scouts of America was incorporated, FEBRUARY 8, 1910.

Robert Baden-Powell was educated at Charterhouse, London, and joined the English hussars in 1876.





 On a cold wintery day the Red Cross and Springfield Knights of Columbus want to say thanks to all the Blood Donors and all who tried to donate. Our goal was 48 units and we collected 39 units. Not bad considering the weather and all that was going on as far as family functions.  Also, we want to thank the Fire Dept. and local merchants for their support. Without your help we could not do what we do. Once again, thanks to all and mark your calendars for Sunday April 13, the next schedule drive.

-Your Springfield Knights of Columbus and the Red Cross.






The Springfield Youth Athletic Association (SYAA) is looking for a few volunteers to join their Board of Directors.  SYAA has openings for five Board positions and one Spring Fling Coordinator position.  The only prerequisite for these positions is a desire to provide boys and girls in the Springfield Platteview community a variety of opportunities to participate in sports and develop athletic and life skills through preparation and competition.
If interested, please join us for our next monthly meeting on February 19, 2014 at 8pm at the Springfield Memorial Library.   Election of the new SYAA Board of Directors will take place on February 19, 2014.  Current Board members are required to nominate new prospective members to be included on the new Board.  Once the Board is filled, the new Board will elect the officers for the upcoming year.
For more information about SYAA, visit our website at http://platteviewjrtrojans.com  If you have questions, contact SYAA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The Leadership Sarpy group that is assisting the city of Springfield in developing a plan for the Urban Park located at the northeast corner of 2nd and Main Street.  Feedback from the community is needed on what would attract local residents to the Urban Park.  Please take some time to fill out the survey and email to




5:00 – 8:00PM



Silent Auction Ends at 8:05 Sharp

Come later if you are only interested in the Auction items.

Proceeds will go to help us with our Mission Trip to Eagle Butte, SD this summer.


Country Music Legends Guitar* – value Priceless – estimate over $3000

(Autographed by Garth Brooks, Reba McIntyre, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Randy Travis, Clint Black, Wynonna Judd, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, George Strait, Loretta Lynn, Dwight Yoakum, Shania Twain, Alan Jackson and Willie Nelson.)

This Country Legends guitar is autographed by 18 of the most influential country music stars to date.  This guitar has the autographs of musical sensations for every decade of country, from stars popular in the 60's to stars popular today.  Each of the musicians on this guitar helped shape the country music genre to how it is today. – You will never see another like this.

 Framed Miranda Lambert Sheet Music* - estimate over $300

(Autographed by Miranda Lambert)

Miranda Lambert is an American country music artist who gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, where she finished in third place and later signed to Epic Records.

 Framed Spiderman Animation Cell* - estimate over $250

(Autographed by Stan Lee)

Stan Lee is an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor, voice actor and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. In collaboration with several artists, Stan co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, and many other fictional characters.

 Framed Indiana Jones 11x14* - estimate over $300

(Autographed by Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas)

George Lucas and Steven Spielberg combined forces to turn Harrison Ford’s character into a hero for the ages. Indiana Jones was ranked by the American Film Institute as the 2nd Greatest Movie Hero of All-Time and Entertainment Weekly ranked him the 2nd Coolest Hero in Pop Culture as well.

 Framed Yogi Berra 16x20* - estimate over $350

(Autographed by Yogi Berra)

Known for his performance on the field and his witty “Yogiisms” off, Berra is quite the baseball personality. He spent almost his entire 19 year career with the New York Yankees, winning the American League MVP 3 times, and earning Hall of Fame honors in 1972. Berra played in 18 all-star games, won 13 World Series as a player and coach. He was ranked 40th by The Sporting News on their list of 100 Greatest Baseball Players of all-time.

 Framed John Cougar Mellencamp Record Album* - estimate over $300

(Autographed by John Cougar Mellencamp)

John Mellencamp has sold over 40 million albums, with 22 different songs reaching Billboard’s Top 40. He’s been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, with only one victory to date.  In 2008, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he still continues to tour and record at over 60 years of age.

 Nicolas Cage 8x10 Photo - estimate over $100

(Autographed by Nicolas Cage)

Nicolas Cage, is an American actor, producer and director. He has performed in leading roles in over 75 films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action movies.

 Framed Al Pacino – Scarface 11x14 Photo* - estimate over $250

(Autographed by Al Pacino)Al Pacino, is an American actor, producer and director. He is pictured in one of his most famous movies Scarface. Al is truly an actor for the ages staring on some of the biggest movies of all time.

 2013 Husker Football / Walnut Display Case - estimate over $200

(Autographed – Laser Signed by the Nebraska Football Team and Coaches)

 2013 Creighton Basketball - estimate over $100

(Autographed by the Creighton Basketball Team and Coaches)

 2013 Creighton Men’s Soccer Ball - estimate over $75

(Autographed by the Creighton Soccer Team and Coaches)

 Handmade Nebraska Football T-Shirt Quilt - estimate over $400

Handmade and tied by Miss Linda herself – a fun and very cool quilt for any NU Football Fan

 2013 Lancer Hockey Stick/Puck - estimate over $100

(Autographed by the Lancer Hockey Team / Captains Puck)

Also a couple of t-shirts and a team signed Calendar

 Handmade Pies - estimate over $100

Handmade Pies from Lori Smith

 2 Ladies Bicycles – Great shape and ready to use.

 Armor All Car Vacuum - estimate over $40

Brand New

 50 Pcs Socket Set - estimate over $75

AC Delco - Brand New


 pancakes 2014


FEBRUARY 23, 2014

VFW Post 9558 Community Breakfast the last Sunday of each month, in the Springfield Legion Hall from 8:00 a.m. until noon.  For $6.50 which includes a donation of $1.50 you get all you care to eat pancakes, French toast, hash browns, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, juice and coffee.













We are inviting any and all who are interested in Knitting, Crocheting and Sewing, to participate in our ministry.  We have three programs that we support, KAS Care which is an organization that puts together 8x8 inch squares of knitting or crocheting to create blankets for orphan children in South Africa.  What is needed by them are 8x8 inch squares of knitted/crocheted squares with a tail of 24 inches attached to it. 

 We also support our local NICU with preemie baby items for families who will be taking their precious babies home, who are still quite small.  We donate hats, booties and blankets.  And this can take the form of knitting, crocheting or sewn items.

  And the last item we are looking for help with are Chemo Caps.  These are provided to Methodist Hospital to those people who are going through Chemotherapy.  They should be made with soft fibers and fabrics, since their skin is very sensitive.  These also may be knitted, crocheted or sewn.

Hearts to Hands meets every Thursday evenings at the 1st United Methodist Church in Springfield.  But it is not necessary for you to attend the meetings.  If you would like to participate in this all we ask is that you bring your items to the church or library.

Any and all items will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.



Congratulations to Springfield ArtWorks co- owner, Margie Trembley. She was selected to have three of her hats featured at Omaha Fashion Week.


Right now you can get discounted tickets.

If interested, (it's really pretty cool) the night is Friday March 7. She also has 3 hats worn by another designers models on Sat March 8 in case the 7th won't work for you. The discount would apply to any of the nights (it runs several days).


Here's how you get the 15% discount  ....


Got to this site and put in MARGIE in the discount code area and you get the special pricing....deadline Feb 15.


This is a great opportunity for anyone you know who might be going.



Here's the web link to order tickets:







At Touching Hearts, we know that maintaining independence is the key to ensuring the highest quality of life. We are honored to have the opportunity to serve and care for Springfield area residents.


Our Caregivers give a helping hand with daily activities like:


  • Meal preparation & cleanup
  • Laundry & change linens
  • Shopping & errands
  • Light housekeeping
  • Medication reminders
  • Companionship
  • Transportation
  • Peace of mind for all family members
  • Hourly, overnight or 24 hour live-in
  • Temporary or long-term

“Touching Hearts at Home is dedicated to enhancing and preserving our clients’ quality of life with respect, trustworthiness

and excellence in service.”

We care for those living in communities within Sarpy County

For a free brochure including rates call: 402-905-0119

Bonded & Insured


Touching Hearts at Home P.O. Box 311 Gretna, Ne 68028

Malinda & Kevin Perdue/Owners




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

2:00 -5:00 p.m.


16th - An Evening

23rd - April and Friends


2nd - Ryan McLeay

9th - TBD

16th - Tim Koehn

23rd - John Stokely

30th - Sue Murray





Pictured: Mother-daughter duo Jaymie and Kellie Jones of ‘Belles and Whistles’

'Belles and Whistles’ Take the Stage at

Lofte Community Theatre

The Lofte Theatre in Manley announces that the mother-daughter duo group, “Belles and Whistles” will take the stage on Saturday, February 15 at 7pm.  All seats are reserved and tickets are only $15.

This Omaha based group is likened to another family duo, ‘The Judd’s.’  Daughter Kelli leads with her charming vocals with mother Jaymie sings harmony and plays guitar.  Jaymie is no stranger to combining family and music.  For many years, she was on the road singing with her sisters in their popular band, ‘Mulberry Lane.’  During the past two years, ‘Belles and Whistles’ has performed with Trace Adkins, Jerrod Niemann, Montgomery Gentry, Scotty McCreery and many others.

Call the Lofte Box Office at 402.234.2553 for reservations.  The Lofte is located just east of the intersection of Hwy 1 and Hwy 50 near the town of Manley.     



Pictured from bottom to top:  Samantha Colbert, Brenda Jones, Brandy Palatas, Sharon Kryger, Melinda Mead, Kathleen Smith.


Mahoney State Park Opens 2014 With

'Always A Bridesmaid'


 Mahoney State Park announces that KBC Productions will open the comedy, “Always a Bridesmaid,” at the Kountze Memorial Theater on Saturday, January 18.  The story is written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten.  Four girlfriends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other's weddings…no matter what.  More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are determined to honor that vow.

The classmates include Brandy Palatas and Kathleen Smith (Papillion), Sharon Kryger (La Vista) and Melinda Mead (Plattsmouth).  Brenda Jones (Louisville) and Samantha Colbert (Lincoln) complete the rest of the cast.  The play is produced by KBC Productions and directed by Kevin Colbert.  Performance dates are January 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 and February 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16.  Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30PM and Sundays are at 2:00PM.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under.  For reservations contact Mahoney State Park at 402-944-2523 ext. 7122.




In 2013 Extension Educators Vaughn Hammond, located at the Kimmel Education and Research Center in Nebraska City and Gary Lesoing from Nemaha County conducted the third Master Gardener Training Class in Southeast Nebraska since 2005. Forty-six new Master Gardeners have been trained in these classes and became certified Master Gardeners. We are again making plans for a 2014 session if there is sufficient interest. Classes planned for the 2014 include 6 training sessions offered via computer. This method enables participants from all across Nebraska to receive the same initial core training. The presenters give programs from their offices and it is sent out live to the Master Gardener Training sites across Nebraska. Over 20 sites are connected to training using this technique. While this strategy is more efficient in reaching several people, participants in the program still want part of the program to be face- to- face meetings. The Connect training is scheduled to begin on Tuesday evening, February 11th from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. These first Connect computer training sessions will be held on the following Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. (February 11, 18, 25 and March 4, 11, and 25). Topics that will be covered during the Connect training include: Weed Identification, In-depth IMP (Integrated Pest Management), Pollinators and Beneficials/Flowers, Turf Basics, Diseases of Landscape Ornamentals and Basic Plant Propagation, respectively. Participants will be able to attend these Connect trainings in Auburn or Nebraska City. Following these computer Connect sessions, there will be face to face Master Gardener Training classes beginning on April 1st. These classes will be held each Tuesday evening from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. from April 1st through May 20th. These classes will cover topics such as: Physiology and Morphology of Plants, Vegetables, Fertilizer and Soils, Small Fruit, Tree Fruit, Flower Bulbs and Trees for Southeast Nebraska.

These classes will be held in in Auburn or Nebraska City. The cost is $150 and includes a Master Gardener Training Manual and resources from UNL Extension that contain a wealth of information about horticultural issues. The remainder of the cost is used to pay a state fee of $5 for Master Gardeners and for administrative expenses, such as copying, postage and mileage for speakers.

There is one requirement with the Master Gardener Program that everyone needs to know. The Master Gardener Training is not just a gardening or horticulture class. Once a person completes the Master Gardener training, they are required to complete 40 hours of volunteer service in the area of gardening or horticulture. There will be a number of opportunities in the area to volunteer as a Master Gardener and complete the hours of service required for the program.

If you are interested in this program and becoming a Master Gardener or have questions about the schedule and locations of the trainings, feel free to contact Vaughn Hammond at the Kimmel Education and Research Center in Nebraska City at (402) 873-3166 or Gary Lesoing at the Nemaha County Extension office at 1824 ‘N’ St. in Auburn (402) 274-4755. You can also find out about the program on the Internet at: http://www.mastergardener.unl.edu/become-a-master-gardener.    



The Cass County Republican Party will host its annual Lincoln-Eisenhower-Reagan Dinner on Tuesday the 18th of February at the County Fairgrounds in Weeping Water.  Guest Speakers include all six Governor Candidates:  Tom Carlson, Mike Foley, Charlie Janssen, Beau McCoy, Pete Ricketts, and Bryan Slone.  Opening remarks will be provided by District 2 Senate Candidates Bill Kintner and Ron Nolte.  For Tickets ($15 each) contact Dean Helmick at (402) 298-7281.




This event inspires fiddlers everywhere to compose their own tunes, and supports the cause of string education throughout
the great state of Nebraska.

1st PLACE: $100.00  2nd PLACE: $50.00  3rd PLACE:  $25.00

Best Viola Tune: $75, courtesy of the American Viola Society

Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2014.  The winners will be announced on May 24, 2014, during the Monumental Fiddling Championship held at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. The winning compositions will be performed at the Monumental Fiddling Championship, and printed in Stringing Along, the journal of the Nebraska Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

For the 2014 contest rules and guidelines, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information about the Nebraska American String Teachers Association, log on to the web site at www.neasta.org.

Greenblatt & Seay Publications, in Avoca, Nebraska is a proud Sponsor of the Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition Contest.

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Maya Angelou





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Connie Manzer



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