Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - January 14, 2015



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.


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2015 Spring SCHEDULE


14801 S 108th Street

Springfield, NE 68059



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






Softball (Coach pitch through 18U)


Baseball (Coach pitch through U14)

Please go to  www.platteviewjrtrojans.com to register.



Get Fit and Read




Cooking lessons









pancakes 2014



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.







Everyone is invited to bring your ideas, events, and suggestions.



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.


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!


MLK day


JANUARY 19, 2015





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.

 While in Nebraska, the exhibit will be the focal point for a wide range of tours for school groups, after-school youth programs, civic and church groups, quilting clubs, and more. Group and guided tours can be arranged, at no additional cost, by contacting the Institute for Holocaust Education (402-334-6576, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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.

 For more information, contact Liz Feldstern atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402-334-6575

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

(402) 334-6576



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Village of Eagle Nebraska Approves New Technology for Critical Alerts

Eagle, NE – At a regular meeting of the Village of Eagle Board of Trustees on 01/06/2015, the Board approved a project to implement Critical Alert Messaging to subscribers for the Village of Eagle.  The project is underwritten in part by a grant from Nebraska Community Websites (ncwp.org) and WebKid Mobile Marketing (WebKid.com).  The project will provide critical alerts for any public safety issue.  The alerts are delivered directly to the cellular phone of the subscriber that is  in an area of cellular service, and does not require the power grid to be in operation.  

Travis Moore, Chairperson of the Village Board of Eagle, expressed the enthusiasm for the improvements the service will bring to the Village.  

“We just had a water issue in town, and having this service would have helped us quickly communicate with our residents.  It’s a simple and inexpensive tool we can add to our information distribution processes to improve the service to our residents.   Even someone with a really old phone will receive these alerts, it doesn’t have to be a ‘smartphone’ with an Internet connection.  Our residents could be away from the home and still get the critical message to alert their family members.  The fact that a dispatcher can send the message from their own home even if the power is out is another great feature.

John Harrington of WebKid and Nebraska Community Websites provides our village website and now has provided a grant to Eagle for this technology.  We are thankful to him for bringing this technology to our village.”

Eagle is the second municipality to adopt this technology in Nebraska. Last month WebKid Mobile Marketing announced an agreement with the Village of Elmwood, Nebraska to implement Critical Municipal Alerts.  The critical alert messaging technology does not replace any of the existing emergency response such as sirens and 911 calls.  John Harrington of WebKid states,

The Critical Alert Message System is a simple, yet valuable enhancement to current emergency response procedures.  It is an add-on to the systems already in place.  Text messages are delivered very rapidly and recipients will open and read a text message over 93% of the time within 90 seconds. That rate is much higher than email or any other delivery method.”

Harrington also emphasizes that each municipality will be in complete control of managing when a message is sent, and what the message says.

To subscribe to the service, any user with a cell phone can send a text message with the word “68347” (which is the zip code for Eagle) to the phone number 28748. ( Or simply subscribe atwww.Webkid.com/Eagle )  The software behind the WebKid technology automatically registers the phone number to send out future critical messages to that phone, such as tornado warnings, and public safety information.  A subscriber can also enroll by entering their cell phone number on the Village of Eagle website at www.eaglenebraska.com.  

Harrington is quick to point out that the technology follows CTIA federal regulations to allow subscribers to “shut it off” by texting the word “STOP” to the same phone number – 28748.  

WebKid uses the number 28747 solely for the purposes of municipal alerts.  WebKid also provides messaging services for commercial and organizational purposes such as promotions, contests, church organizations, clubs, and real estate as few examples.

When using text messaging services such as provided by WebKid, text messaging fees may apply to the owner of the phone, based on the service the user has with their phone provider, such as Verizon.  Text messaging is often provided for free by the phone carrier.

John Harrington

WebKid Mobile Marketing LLC


Toll Free: 866-932-4774

Fax:  866-738-9866

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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.

For more information, e-mail Deborah at
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~The time is always right to do what is right.

Martin Luther King, Jr.


Thanks to all Springfield E-Newsletter readers.

 Connie Manzer



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Sun Jan 27 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Thu Jan 31 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Springfield Days Meeting
Thu Feb 07 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Valentine Making Party @ Library
Sat Feb 09 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Teen After Hours event @Library
Mon Feb 11 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Valentine Story Time
Wed Feb 20 @ 3:30PM - 05:00PM
Kids Club
Sun Feb 24 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
VFW Breakfast
Sun Feb 24 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
Community Blood Drive
Tue Feb 26 @ 6:30PM -
Library Chili Cook-Off
Thu Feb 28 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Springfield Days Planning Meeting

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