Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - December 17, 2014


SprHeart 2014


Don & Duane Neitzel with organizer Shirley Buskirk 


Past & Present Springfield at Heart Winners


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 Summit donation

Pictured: Summit Health Physical Health Therapist Chris Noda, Library Director Connie Manzer, Summit Health Physical Therapist Pat McKeon

Summit Health Physical Therapy's fitness participants raised $200 for health related activities and education at the Springfield Community Library.  "The adults that attend our fitness classes have seen the positive impact on their health.  We wanted to reach out to our community's youth and let them know more about their health and it's importance as they grow.  Our Springfield Library has programs in place to teach health related topics and we hope they can use this money to help out our youth even more!"  Participants donated money towards "Fear the Beard" Community Fitness Class t-shirts.  

The timing of this donation couldn't be better.  The Springfield Community Foundation is benefiting from a matching fund program by the Midlands Community Foundation.  Within the SCF, there is a designated Library Fund that the donation will go into.  At this time, the MCF is matching up to $100,000 of donations through January 5, 2015.   

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On a damp December day the Springfield Area Blood Drive was a success, although we did not reach our goal of 40 units. We did manage to collect 38 units. As usual, I want to thank all who donated and made the attempt to donate. I know this time of the year is real busy and it is hard to find time to get anything done. So thanks again for your effort. Also thanks to the Fire Dept for the usage of their building and all the merchants who are always willing to let us put up flyers. Please mark your calendars for Feb. 15 2015 the next Springfield Blood Drive.                       

~Your St. Joseph Knights of Columbus (Sponsors) and the Red Cross.



Mark your calendars for 2pm -4pm, Dec 20. Margie Shannahan will be bringing her glass bead making set up and will delight you with her demo of glass bead making at Springfield Artworks, 183 Main. Plenty of time to browse the shop, too. All invited for this free demo.

Margie Trembley's three hats that were recently photographed in Paris France for Ish magazine have returned to Springfield Artworks. Stop by to see them and take a peek at the photos too, taken by Camille Renee, Architectural Photographer from Des Moines, IA.

A Platte River Christmas continues each Saturday with special art demos at the gallery/ studio. Don't miss this opportunity right in your own back yard! 


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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.








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(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 – Ryan McLeay

14th – Jessica Errett

21st – The Wildwoods

28th – Mark Irvin

Check out upcoming performers and events at www.soaringwingswine.com!

See You at the Winery!



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Lofte Holiday


Pictured:  Shari Hoelker, Keri Hogue and Wendy Allen revisit their roles as the colorful and always dramatic Futrelle Sisters in, “Christmas Belles."

“Christmas Belles” Kicks off Holiday Season at the Lofte

The Lofte Community Theatre will usher in the holiday season on Saturday, December 6 with the hilarious family comedy, “Christmas Belles.”  Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, “Belles” is the story of three squabbling southern sisters trying to pull-off their church's Christmas program.

  Poor suffering Frankie is pregnant with twins and weeks past her due date.  Hot-flash suffering Honey Rae is trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb's Christmas program from spiraling out of control and middle-sister, Twink, is in jail for inadvertently setting the town on fire.  Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!  If you

saw the Lofte’s first season production, “Dearly Beloved,” you will recognize many of the same colorful characters in this sequel.

Directed by Kevin Colbert, the play features Keri Hogue of Elmwood, Shari Hoelker of Omaha and Wendy Allen of Plattsmouth as the three Futrelle sisters.  The production also showcases the talents of Randy Wallace and Doug Rothgeb of Omaha, Ross Mumford and Ken Snyder of Elmwood, Kirsten Wood and Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth, Betty Colbert of Weeping Water and Alyssa DiPaolo of Lincoln.    

“Christmas Belles,” runs December 6, 7, 12-14 and 19-21.  Friday and Saturday night curtain times are 7:30pm.  All Sunday performances are 2pm matinees.  Tickets are $19, but there are special reduced rates for groups of 20 or more.  Call the box office at (402) 234-2553 to make reservations.  


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 Sideline Power Open House

It’s all power and no sidelining as local entrepreneur Matt Starr decides it’s time for his business, Sideline Power, to expand. Sideline Power has long been recognized as the number one choice for coaching communication. From headsets and end zone cameras to Reveal, a ground breaking instant replay system, Sideline Power consistently provides world class products and service for high school coaches and football programs. Since its inception, Starr, Founder and CEO of Sideline Power, has run a successful business from a small office in Lincoln, NE. But with success comes growth, and with growth comes evolution. For Sideline Power this includes new office space, warehouse, and headquarters. But Starr, being humble in nature, doesn’t forget his roots. “I want to help build the community that gave me so much when I was growing up,” Starr said. Starr purchased the vacant building perched on the edge of Highway 6 in Greenwood, NE in late 2014. After several months of renovations, the new headquarters of Sideline Power is ready for business.

On a tour of the new headquarters, Starr showed off dedicated work stations for an office manager, technical support and equipment repair, as well as a fully stocked shipping department. “One of the biggest reasons for expansion is that we needed a warehouse to stock all of the equipment,” said Starr as we walked into the expansive stockroom. The headquarters is also well appointed with an employee lounge, and overstuffed black leather chairs in the customer waiting area. One of the innovative things that Starr did in his office was to create an “Idea Wall” were he can write directly on the wall with dry erase marker. Starr imparts that, “Sometimes you just get this little thing that pops in your head. I wanted to be able to quickly jot things down somewhere that wouldn’t get lost like a slip of paper. That way I could come back to it later and flush it out into a full business plan.”

Many people in and around Greenwood have noticed that the building is now occupied by Sideline Power. “I’ve had several people contact me asking if I am hiring or sending me resumes,” admitted Starr. While Sideline Power is fully staffed at this point, Starr wants to thank the community for welcoming him and his business back to Greenwood by hosting an open house. The open house will be held on December 26th from 2PM to 6PM, is completely open to the public, and will have light snacks and soft drinks. If you are interested in attending, the new Sideline Power headquarters is located at 218 Hwy 6, Greenwood, NE 68366.

~There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.

   -Henry Kissinger


Thanks to all Springfield E-Newsletter readers.

 Connie Manzer



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