Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - March 18, 2015


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Dates: Friday March 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. 






Tee-Ball registration has opened and will rununtil April 15th. Tee-ball is for boys and girls ages 4-6 (pre-k and K). Please go to Platteviewjrtrojans.com to register your player. Any questions contact Brian White at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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Summit Health U Education Talks:

Arthritis and YOU!

Monday, March 30th at 6:45 PM at Summit Health Physical Therapy

Have you ever wondered, "What the heck is this arthritis and why is it making my joints hurt?" Now is your chance to learn more about arthritis and what you can do about it!

We are excited to have Gib Willett, PT, PhD, present on this very topic. In this relaxed setting, you can learn more about arthritis from an expert physical therapist!

This education talk is open to anyone and is FREE! Call or sign up online! Elevate YOUR Health!

www.SummitHealthPT.com 402-253-3079



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




JUNE 12 & 13, 2015



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!

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red_cross_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy.jpgBlood Donation Opportunities

March 16-31, 2015


Help neighbors through the Red Cross and become an everyday hero

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to become everyday heroes by giving blood in celebration of Red Cross Month this March.

Since 1943, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month – a time to recognize those who support the Red Cross. Local communities depend on the Red Cross, which relies on donations of time, money and blood to fulfill its humanitarian mission.

It doesn’t take a cape or superpowers to be a hero. By donating blood, eligible donors can help save the lives of patients in need. Those who are unable to give blood can support blood donations by organizing a blood drive, volunteering to assist with Red Cross activities, or creating a SleevesUp virtual blood drive online at redcrossblood.org/SleevesUp and asking others to make a lifesaving donation.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

Douglas County


March 20: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Methodist Women's Hospital, 707 N. 190th Plaza


March 25: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Douglas County West High School, 401 Pine St.


Sarpy County


March 21: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 19215 Chandler

La Vista

March 21: 7:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7706 S. 96th St.


March 30: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Midlands Hospital, 11111 S. 84 St.


How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.




ACCESS Concludes Third Annual 'Mastering Money Basics' Writing Contest

On February 28th, ACCESS finished accepting entries for its ‘Mastering Money Basics’ writing contest. Mrs. Deb Wright, Program Coordinator; stated “Our contest is open to children in Nebraska, grades K through 5. This year’s contest was designed to have them think about ways to earn money, ” stated Mrs. Deb Wright.

“We have eight cash prize winners, with a grand prize of $1,000. In prior years, winning schools were able to purchase IPads for their classrooms. We were excited to see a marked increase in the number of entries from home schoolers this year.”

"We are proud to play a role in educating children across the state of Nebraska on the importance of financial management. We look forward to expanding the ‘Mastering Money Basics’ writing contest program in years to come."

ACCESS is now in the process of reviewing all entries. Contest winners will be announced on April 15,, 2015. ACCESS' Directors wish all the participants the very best of luck.


ACCESS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a focus on credit and personal financial education. We know from experience that the earlier children begin to receive instructions on financial management, the better equipped they will be to manage their own financial matters as they grow into young adults. Visit Ourwebsite at http://www.MasteringMoneyBasics.org.





Lofte Community Theatre

15841 Manley Rd

PO Box 62

Manley,  NE  68403

(402) 234-2553


"Plains Folk” Offers Homespun Humor and Live Music at Lofte

The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces that it will be showcasing an original live performance entitled, “Plains Folk:  A Lofte Home Companion” on Saturday, March 28 at 7pm.

Written and performed in the style of Garrison Keillor and NPR’s popular program, “Prairie Home Companion,” “Plains Folk” is comprised of a mix of humorous recitations, toe-tapping live bands and artful storytelling.  Written and performed by some of the MIdwest’s best artists including Tom Lucas of Omaha, this event has a homespun local flare fit for all ages.

The event will take place on the Lofte Community Theatre is located just outside of the town of Manley in Cass County.  Tickets for the event are only $10 and can be purchased at the door or by calling the box office at 402-234-2553.  

Lofte Scholarship Available for Graduating Seniors

The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces that it is currently accepting scholarship applications for 2015 graduating seniors now through April 1.  The scholarship is based upon not only academic and extracurricular performance, but Lofte volunteerism and past participation in its live productions.

Applications are available on the Lofte website under the Information tab.  Instructions for completion and submission are available as well.  



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The 13th Annual Nebraska  American String Teachers Association Fiddle Tune Composition Contest

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: $75.00, courtesy of the American Viola Society (www.americanviolasociety.org/)

Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2015.  The winners will be announced on May 23, 2015, 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 2015 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.net.




~No winter last forever; no spring skips its turn.

-Hal Borland



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