Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - September 7, 2016


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911 Memorial Service and Salute to First Responders

September 11, 7:30AM

Shadow Lake Town Center HyVee

Papillion, NE

A 9-11 Memorial Service and Salute to all Sarpy County Public Safety Officials will be held on Sunday, September 11 at Papillion Shadow Lake HyVee.  We will hold a short program at 7:30 AM and HyVee is honoring our First Responders with free breakfast.  We are asking everyone to attend and show support for our First Responders. 

Springfield Volunteer Fire and Sarpy County Sheriff both provide valuable service to the Springfield Community and surrounding area. Please show your support by attending. Bring American Flags to display. The public is invited.  Let's show them that Sarpy County cares for our First Responders!






The next Springfield Community Blood Drive is schedule for:

Sunday Sept 18th.

Time: 8:00 A.M til 1:00 P.M.

Location: Springfield Fire Barn.

To sign up call Ralph @ 402-253-8301 or go online @ www.redcrossblood.org Sponsor code: 009111

The Red Cross really wants people to sign up but remember WALK IN'S are always welcome and NEEDED.


Tai Chi

Lisa Kallhoff, Certified Yoga and Tai Chi instructor will begin teaching Tai Chi, Moving For Better Balance at Springfield First United Methodist Church.  

Tai Chi, Moving For Better Balance is a low impact, weight-bearing, aerobic and yet relaxing exercise.  Tai Chi involves slow, gentle movements, deep breathing and mindful body awareness.  This overall program helps to increase Balance, Flexibility, Strength and Mindfulness, while reducing stress.  This class is wonderful for all levels and helps to promote wellness and peace in our Body, Mind and Heart.

The class will meet in the Fellowship Hall on Monday and Wednesday mornings.  There will be two classes offered, one class for those with some knowledge of this practice and the 8 Forms and a beginning class for those who are new to the practice of Tai Chi.

Tai Chi: MFBB,  Monday & Wednesday:  This class will meet 2 times per week for 12 weeks, September 12th to November 30th

-  9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

-  Class Fee:  $ 50.00

Beginning Tai Chi: MFBB,  Monday & Wednesday:  This class will meet 2 times per week for 8 weeks, September 19th to November 9th.

-  10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

-  Class Fee:  $ 30.00

There will be a FREE informational talk and brief practice class on Wednesday, September 14th from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.  This will give you the opportunity to learn more about the class and ask questions.

If you are interested, please email Lisa Kallhoff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 402-238-7994 for more information or questions.  Registration forms are available at the church.






2016 Fall SCHEDULE


14801 S 108th Street

Springfield, NE 68059


 INSTRUCTOR:                    Gary Boe

CLASSROOM DATES:       September 17, 24, October 1, 8 and 15

CLASSROOM TIME:           8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

BEHIND-THE-WHEEL:       September 17 -  October 29


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To celebrate Nebraska 150 Sesquicentennial in Springfield, organizing for Springfield Days 2017 is already underway. All volunteers are welcome to attend meetings.

To learn more about NE 150, click on the link below:









Master Gardeners are available to answer all your gardening questions every Thursday at the Sarpy County Fairgrounds from 9:00am-12:00pm



17111 S 138th St

Springfield, NE 68059


(Nebraska Law stipulates that no outside alcohol can be brought onto the premise.)

Friday Night Music

$5 cover charge

7:00 9:30pm

Band: The Brits

Sunday Acoustic Music!

No cover charge - music is from 2:00 -5:00 pm.

Black Eyed Susan

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

See You at the Winery!



Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts offer free
haircut coupon to blood and platelet donors in September

The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September.

“The Red Cross and Sport Clips have partnered for several years to help ensure blood is available for patients in need leading into fall,” said Donna M. Morrissey, director of national partnerships, Red Cross Biomedical Services. “We are excited to partner once again for this year’s Saving Lives Never Looked So Good campaign and offer a coupon for a free haircut to volunteer blood and platelet donors in appreciation for their lifesaving gift.”

Those who come out to give blood or platelets Sept. 1-30 will receive a coupon for a free haircut via email several days after their donation. The coupon is valid through Nov. 6, 2016, at participating Sport Clips locations, and donors must have a valid email address on record to receive the coupon.

“The need for blood touches so many lives – not just those who need blood, but their family members and loved ones too. This is one way Sport Clips can thank those who give the gift of life to support the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross. They donate blood and we give them a free haircut,” said Amanda Palm, corporate communications manager of Sport Clips.

Donors of all blood types are urged to give. To schedule an appointment to donate, use the free Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire are encouraged to help reduce wait times.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Sarpy County


9/7/2016: 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Bellevue Public Library, 1003 Lincoln Road

9/10/2016: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bellevue Public Library, 1003 Lincoln Road

La Vista

9/10/2016: 7:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7706 S 96th St.

Offutt Air Force Base

9/8/2016: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Patriot Club, 914 SAC Blvd Bldg #462


9/11/2016: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., St Paul United Methodist Church, 324 South Jackson St.

9/14/2016: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Papillion Masonic Center, 105 W. Centennial Road

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.






On Friday, September 9, 2016, Louisville High School will be hosting a ceremony to acknowledge and honor the memory of those who fell on September 11, 2001. We are very fortunate to have Master Sergeant Joshua D. Hammerling as our speaker for the morning, along with artifacts from the Twin Towers, provided by the Irvington Fire Department.  The Ceremony will begin at 9:30 am in the high school gym. If you would like to join us, please RSVP with Mrs. Dana March at (402) 234-3585



Christ Lutheran Church is seeking a new custodian for general overall cleaning, weekly and as needed after special events.

Christ Lutheran is located outside of Louisville NE at the corner of 84th St and Hwy 66.

Applications can be submitted using our Website:

www.clccassne.com Questions call: 402-298-8429.

Deadline for applications is September 30,2016









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Pictured:  Front row, Rita McKinney, Steve Martin and Ken Snyder.  Back row from left, Alexandra Geditz, Renae Koehler, Rosalie Duffy, Chris Werger, Betty Colbert, Trish Miller, Patricia Heather and Fred Sagedal.  Not pictured, Cheryl Jones.

The Red Velvet Cake Wars” Brings Family Fun to the Lofte

The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces its next production “The Red Velvet Cake Wars” by Jones, Hope and Wooten will open Friday, September 9 at 7:30pm.  “Red Velvet” is the hilarious tale of three cousins, Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette who are organizing the Verdeen family reunion in Sweetgum, Texas.  Together they must tackle oddball relatives, a neighbor’s food-stealing dog, and a Texas-sized tornado.  Hilarious characters with big personalities make this story fun for the whole family.  

Betty Colbert of Weeping Water, Rosalie Duffy of Lincoln and Renae Koehler of Firth star as the three crazy cousins.  Directed by Kevin Colbert, the cast also includes Trish Miller, Fred Sagedal and Rita McKinney of Omaha, Chris Werger of Eagle, Ken Snyder of Elmwood, Patricia Heather of Waverly, Steve Martin of Firth, Alexandra Geditz of Louisville and Cheryl Jones of Manley.  

“The Red Velvet Cake Wars” will be on the Lofte stage September 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 and 18.  Showtimes Thursday through Saturday are 7:30pm.  Both Sunday performances are 2pm matinees.  Tickets are $19.  Reservations can be made by calling the Lofte box office at (402)234-2553 or online at www.Lofte.org.




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Emerald Ash Borer 2016


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1st Friday of the Month-Eagle (Community Center)- 1-5pm

2nd Friday of the Month-Weeping Water (Library)- 1-5pm

3rd Friday of the Month-Greenwood (Library)- 1-5pm

Please call our office @ 402-296-9368 to schedule an appointment




~Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

   -Hans Christian Andersen



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Sun Nov 25 @ 8:00AM - 02:00PM
Nativity Display Celebration @ St. Joseph Church
Fri Dec 07 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Springfield State Bank Christmas Open House
Sat Dec 08 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Breakfast with Santa @ Masonic Lodge
Sat Dec 08 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Christmas Cookie Walk @ the Library
Sat Dec 08 @ 5:00PM - 07:30PM
Springfield Community Dinner @ Methodist Church
Sun Dec 09 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
NHS Craft Fair
Mon Dec 10 @ 7:00PM -
Teen After Hours Xmas Party@the Library
Thu Dec 13 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Library Christmas Cookie Decorating party
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Santa @ the Fire Department
Sun Dec 16 @ 7:30AM - 01:30PM
Community Blood Drive

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