Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - February 25, 2015


Boy Scouts worked on their chess merit badge. Webelos worked on their chess belt loop. All boys love the game of chess!








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Dates: Friday, February 20 & 27

March 6, 13, 20 & 27

Where: St. Joseph Church Social Hall, 901 Main St. Springfield NE

Time: 5:00 to 7:30 P.M.

Featuring: Baked and Fried Pollack, Shrimp, Mac & Cheese, Cheese Pizza along with French Fries, Green Beans, Dinner Roll and Dessert. 





Mr. And Mrs. George Green would like to thank each and every one of you for all the anniversary cards and best wishes for their 60th wedding anniversary celebration. They are very blessed for having such great friends and family. God's blessings on you all.



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Summit Health Physical Therapy continues with our FREE monthly education talks, Summit Health U.

We are excited to have Registered Dietitian, Jennifer Meyer from Bag 'N Save and No Frills Supermarkets, to speak at our clinic!  

During this presentation, attendees will learn the importance of good nutrition as we age, what nutrients and foods can help you stay fit and active as long as possible and how to reduce risk for chronic diseases through diet.

This is a FREE workshop that is open for anyone from the community to attend!  

This is great opportunity to learn more about proper nutrition and Elevate YOUR Health!

Wednesday February 25th from 2:00-3:00 pm

Summit Health Physical Therapy

880 Park Drive

Springfield, NE 68059





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VFW Community Breakfast

VFW Community breakfast, Sunday, March 29 at the Legion Hall in Springfield.  Serving hours are 8:00 a.m. until noon.  All you care to eat for $6.50 which includes a donation of $1.50.  Serving pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, ham and sausage.  Coffee and orange juice included.




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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






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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!


1st- Thrift Shop Radio

8th- Jon Sundermeier

15th- The Wildwoods

22nd- Sue Murray

No cover charge - music is from 2-5 pm.

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

See You at the Winery!






Dress in Blue Day (an awareness campaign for colon cancer awareness) is Friday, March 6, 2015. 

What is YOUR risk?  Take the colon cancer risk quiz:  http://www.ccalliance.org/riskquiz/

 Share this IMPORTANT information by passing it forward… to your staff, employees and other collegues; to your families, extended families and to your friends regarding screenings. 

Colon cancer is 90% curable if detected early and it warrants forwarding the information to anyone you know of who would benefit. 




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Sarpy County Recycling Update

The City of Bellevue's New Efforts to Encourage the Increase of Recycling

Today Green Bellevue announced its March meeting will be an informative Sarpy County Recycling Update program featuring guest speaker Epiphany Ramos, Operations Manager for City of Bellevue, who will discuss what the City is doing to increase recycling, provide an overview of new programs, and touch on what the future of recycling might look like in the Bellevue community. The program will also include guest speakers Dale Gubbels, CEO of Firstar Fiber, who will discuss the challenges faced in this region with regards to recycling and the value of recyclable materials and Ben Frakes, Community Liaison, Hands of Heartland/TGB Recycling will offer tips on how to make recycling manageable. Also attending the Green Bellevue meeting is Seth Keith from Fontenelle Forest who will open a discussion on the plastic bag ban that many cities have voted to enforce and why we should be considering this for the Bellevue and the surrounding areas. The meeting will be held on Sunday March 8, 2015, from 1:30 - 3:00pm at Nebraska Medicine - Bellevue, 25th & Hwy 370, in the lower level meeting room area in Conference Room A. Green Bellevue programs are free and open to the public. Visit http://www.greenbellevue.org for directions and more information. Starting in late 2013, Green Bellevue volunteers put more urgency on creating awareness about the importance of removing recyclable items from the trash after receiving news of the imminent closure of the Sarpy County landfill and the planned transfer of Sarpy County trash to the landfill in David City, NE. "Doing what we can to prolong the life of the local landfill is a good thing for the environment because we avoid the inevitable 120 mile roundtrip to haul our trash that will begin," said Ruth Richter, Green Bellevue Vice President and recycling advocate. "Even more, if we can keep the valuable recyclable materials in the area, businesses that collect the items for reuse and recycling can form and thrive," said Richter.

About Lighten the Load to the Landfill and Sarpy Recycles

Green Bellevue continues efforts to spread the word about the importance of recycling in Sarpy County. Its "Lighten the Load to the Landfill" program was launched in February 2014 with the purpose of keeping recyclables out of the Sarpy County Landfill. The group consists of volunteers from around the county who raise awareness by marching in parades, speaking to city staff and officials, maintaining an informative website at http://www.sarpyrecycles.org and many other educational activities. In November 2014, the group encouraged all five mayors of the Sarpy County cities to sign proclamations to increase recycling in their city.

About Green Bellevue

Green Bellevue is a 501(c)3 organization of volunteers who work with the support of our city leaders to promote a more beautiful and environmentally friendly community. It is a grassroots effort comprised of individual citizens, businesses and organizations, schools, and public entities from Bellevue, Sarpy County and the greater metro area. Green Bellevue helps individuals and groups undertake programs to enhance our neighborhoods, preserve our natural resources and foster stewardship of our environment.

The group has been organizing a local Earth Day Celebration since 2010. The 2015 Sarpy County Earth Day celebration is scheduled from 12pm to 4pm on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at the BPS Lied Activity Center in Bellevue. The celebration will include a 5k walk/run & ZUMBAthon, healthy foods, local exhibitors & vendors, trashion show, exhibits and education on recycling, renewable energy, sustainable gardening and more. For more information about Earth Day celebration, visit http://www.greenbellevue.org/earthday.






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Lofte Places Second in State Competition!

The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley recently competed in the Nebraska Association of Community Theatres One-act play festival.  The competition takes place every other year and this February 14 it was held in the capitol city at the Lincoln Community Playhouse.  The Lofte’s production of “These Shining Lives” received a number of awards and ranked second in the state contest.  First prize was awarded to Beatrice Community Players.  

“These Shining Lives” told the story of the Radium Girls at the turn of the century.  Their job was to decorate clock faces with radioactive radium paint.  While many of the women who were employed in the industry died or became ill with radiation poisoning, management and the courts continued to deny them recourse, stating that the women were not in danger.  These women appealed their case all the way to the Supreme Court where they finally won, thus changing Illinois labor laws forever.  The play outlines the women’s friendship and legal struggle during the fight for their very lives.

Directed by Allison Bauers of Louisville, the cast included Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth who won Best Actress.  Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water was awarded Best Supporting Actor.  Janet Sorensen of Elmwood won for Best Costuming, and the cast shared the award for Best Set.  Others in the cast included Sharon Kryger, Doug Rothgeb, Maylea, Chase and Larry Bauers, Karen and Jordan Clay, George Strassler and Shawna Manley.  

“These Shining Lives” will play for the public at the Lofte Community Theatre on Saturday, February 28 at 7:30pm.  There is no admission price or required reservations, but a free will donation will be accepted to help offset the competition expenses.  



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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






MARCH 15, 2:30PM



Greenblatt & Seay will be singing and playing a variety of instruments, including fiddle, pennywhistle, folk harp, guitar, hammered dulcimer, and recorders. Traditional Irish tunes will be featured, along with some Greenblatt & Seay originals inspired by the great Irish traditions.

Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and senior citizens, and $1.00 for children. Seating is limited. For more information, write to  Greenblatt & Seay, The Old Schoolhouse, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska, 68307, or call 402-275-3221, or e-mail them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be hosting a special "Schoolhouse Celtic Fiddling Camp", for fiddlers, violists, mandolinists, guitarists, and ukulele players. Music from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales will be featured.  The sessions will be led by championship fiddler and author, Deborah Greenblatt.

The camp will be on Wednesday, March 11  - Friday, March 13, from 9 AM to 1 PM.  You can sign up for 1 day, or 2 days, or all 3 days.

On Wednesday, participants will be mostly reading tunes, using sheet music in standard notation.  We'll be learning melodies, harmonies, and chords.  You will be improving your sight reading, and experiencing fiddling fun.

On Thursday, we will be mostly playing tunes by ear, so feel free to bring your recording gadgets.  Sheet music versions of the tunes will be provided for you by the end of the day, just in case your ears need the help.

On Friday, we will be mostly jamming, modulating, singing, dancing, experimenting, sharing, and playing fiddle related instruments.

One day:                $60.00
Two days:               $110.00 ($55 per day)
Three days:     $150.00 fee for 3 days. ($50 per day)

For more information, and to register, click on the following link:


Enrollment for the "Schoolhouse Celtic Fiddling Camp" is limited. E-mail Deborah (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have any questions.



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H.G. Wells


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