PINEWOOD DERBY NEWS
Webelo Troop 389 held their annual Pinewood Derby Race on January 16th. One can tell a lot of planning and excitement went into this event. This will be the current Webelos last Derby. On February 8th, they will bridge over to Boy Scouts. Congratulations!
FREE THROW COMPETITION
PLATTEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL (FRONT GYM)
JANUARY 23, 2:00PM
BOYS & GIRLS AGES 9 -14
THE WINNER OF EACH AGE GROUP ADVANCES TO DISTRICT
AND WINS A BASKETBALL!
SPONSORED BY: ST. JOSEPH’S KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Registration is now open for the 2016 baseball and softball seasons. Registration is open January 4, 2016 to February 27, 2016.
Register from January 4, 2016 to February 14, 2016 and save $10. Registrations from February 15, 2016 to February 27, 2016, will be $10 higher.
Any parents interested in coaching for the 2016 baseball or softball season MUST register as a coach prior to February 27, 2016.
To register, go to platteviewjrtrojans.com and click on the green Log In button at the top right.
SPRINGFIELD DAYS PLANNING MEETING
THURSDAY JANUARY 28, 7:00PM
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Anyone willing to help with this year’s event is welcome to attend!
Springfield American Legion Hall
Sunday, January 24 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to noon
All you care to eat pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, ham, and sausage links and paddies. Milk, coffee and orange juice included. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.00 for children, which includes a donation of $1.50.
NEW SHOP ON MAIN STREET
Wed – Fri, 10 -6
Owner, Laura Vajrt:
“I repurpose furniture (fixing & painting). Also if you have a piece of furniture that you would like redone I can do that or if you’re looking to get rid of furniture I can help with that as well. I also sell antiques but love making vintage pieces more modern. I'm excited to be part of the community!! Please feel free to stop down and say hi, and check out the store " Vintage 180"
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
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.
Check out upcoming performers and events at www.soaringwingswine.com!
See You at the Winery!
Lofte’s Successful Toy Drive for Nebraska Children’s Home Society!
The Lofte would like to thank everyone who participated in the cooperative toy drive with Fat Brain Toys that benefitted the Nebraska Children’s Home Society. Together we donated nearly 100 toys to this worthy organization! The toy drive took place during the three-week run of the play, “Dear Santa.” As nearly 30 children were in the cast of the show, the Lofte thought it only appropriate that a Christmas charity activity benefitting needy kids be part of the production.
The NCHS provides pregnancy, parenting and adoption services as well as foster care, teen parenting services and early childhood programming. Founded in 1981 this non-profit organization works for the greater good of children and families in our state.
The winner of the $200 gift certificate to Fat Brain Toys was Mindy Kleven! Mindy has taught math to 6th, 7th and 8th graders at Louisville Public Schools for the past eight years. She has a thirteen-month old son, Noah. “The gift certificate will probably go towards purchasing toys/games for my son and for my classroom.” Mindy took part in the toy drive via the state champion one-act play cast from Louisville. “My husband and I wanted to help local children as well as support our amazing one-act program.” While she hasn’t yet attended a Lofte production, she hopes to very soon.
Thank you all of those who helped to make this toy drive a success. Also thank you to our new sponsor, Fat Brain Toys for coming up with this clever idea to not only promote the Lofte, but do some good at the same time. Finally, we thank Nebraska Children’s Home Society for their good works and wish them luck with their programs in the future.
MURRAY FREEDOM FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2016
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
CONESTOGA ELEMENTARY CAFETERIA
104 E. HIGH ST.
Proceeds of this event will be used for this year's 4th of July
FREEDOM FESTIVAL in Murray.
Your donation is tax-deductible!
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Murray Freedom Festival!
MY NEIGHBOR'S CLOSET THRIFT STORE
JANUARY CLEARANCE SALE!
FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS through the month of January.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Church of the Holy Spirit
My Neighbor's Closet Thrift Store
520 S 18th
(South end of parking lot. Look for the 'OPEN' flag on the building.)
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. Each participant will receive a copy of Deborah's latest publication, the Celtic Fiddler's Song Book.
The camp will be on Wednesday, March 9 - Friday, March 11, 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:
~Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Community Sustaining Sponsors 2016