SPRINGFIELD STATE BANK
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE –
DECEMBER 8, 2017 9AM-4PM
Starvin Marvin's BBQ 11AM-3PM
9:30a.m. Springfield Elementary 4th Grade Choir
10:00a.m. Westmont Kindergarten Choir
11:15a.m. Platteview High School Band Ensemble
12:00p.m. Platteview High School Swing Choir
1:30p.m. Platteview Central Jr. High Band Ensemble
Register to win cash. $25 cash drawing every hour.
11th Annual Breakfast with Santa
Saturday December 9
8:00 – 12pm (Noon)
Springfield Masonic Lodge #112
4th & Main Street
Adults $6 Children 6 & under free
Proceeds are for the benefit of Springfield Masonic Lodge activities.
Payments are deductible as charitable donations
SPRINGFIELD AT HEART COMMUNITY DINNER
DECEMBER 9, 2017
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
480 MAIN STREET
5:00 – 7:30PM
BENEFIT FOR ALL FOUR CHURCHES
TURKEY, HAM AND ALL THE TRIMMINGS!
FREE WILL DONATION AT THE DOOR
COME FIND OUT WHO WILL BE THE SPRINGFIELD AT HEART WINNER!!!
Sun., December 10
8 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Held at Fire Hall
To view available times and to schedule your donation appointment:
Especially as the holiday season kicks into full gear, the importance of each and every unit is heightened. This holiday season, we ask that give the gift of life by giving blood to those in need.
BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
DECEMBER 17, 4:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS AT
Springfield Memorial Library
Coats for Kids!
Once again Winter is just around the corner and the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus are giving away Winter Coats to children in need, also with help of different people and groups in the area each coat will come with a Hat and Mittens. (All New)
If you have a child or children or know of someone in need call:
Ralph @ 402-707-8426.
This is strictly a confidential project!
Support Friends of the Springfield Memorial Library. Perfect for Holiday gift giving!
PURCHASE MARCUS THEATER TICKETS AT REDUCED PRICES.
AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY
- Springfield Memorial Library is accepting applications for a part time Library Assistant.
- Experience working with children is preferred.
- Eight (8) daytime hours per week, Tuesday & Thursday 1 - 5pm; plus one Friday per month from 1-5pm.
- Applications are available at Springfield Memorial Library, 665 Main Street, Springfield, NE.
SPRINGFIELD PLATTEVIEW COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
SUPPORT TROJAN SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
FIND THE CALENDAR HERE:
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Discover Springfield’s History
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SOARING WINGS VINEYARD & BREWING
17111 S 138th St
Springfield, NE 68059
(Nebraska Law stipulates that no outside alcohol can be brought onto the premise.)
Sunday Acoustic Music!
December 10: Jessica Errett
December 17: Sweet Tea
December 24: open 11am – 3pm
December 31: Tracy Skretta
No cover charge – music from 2:00 -5:00 pm.
Check out upcoming performers and events at www.soaringwingswine.com
See You at the Winery!
Photo L to R:
Back Row: Kristy Feden, Sarpy County Cooperative Headstart Executive Director; Kris Shrader, EMMA Secretary; Kurk Shrader, EMMA President; Pat Ervin, EMMA member; BJ Burrows, EMMA Vice President; Megan Piehl, Village of Greenwood Board of Trustees member; Marcia Fiala, Village of Greenwood Clerk; Jill Krca, Kingsbury Hill Clerk; Jim Janicki, Kingsbury Hill SID Board President
Middle Row: Terri Large, The Wellington Senior Living Owner; Jackson Adkison, Reece Burns, Christian Lindseth, Livia Schuman, Anna Simon, Devin Schaub, Cole Jensen, Litter Gitter members
Front Row: Myles Burns, Kyla Jensen, Jenne Simon, David Simon, Logan Schaub, Kane Schuman, Litter Gitter members
Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands
(Papillion, NE) – It was a full house for Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands (T.E.A.M.) 1st Annual Awards Luncheon at CHI Health Midlands in Papillion on Wednesday, November 18, 2017.
T.E.A.M. appreciates the value of building sustainable partnerships with individuals and organizations that align themselves with its own mission in reducing the negative effects of tobacco in Sarpy and Cass Counties.
Over forty local organizations partner together to reduce the negative impact of tobacco in our communities by educating and advocating for healthy tobacco-free areas.
Community leaders, policy makers, coalition members and volunteers were led by Master of Ceremonies Chris Tointon, Greater Omaha YMCA President & CEO, and Autumn Burns, T.E.A.M. Sarpy Coordinator spoke about “What is Tobacco Really Costing Us?”
Cigarette waste is the #1 littered item on the planet and that waste is filled with cancer causing chemicals that leech into our soil, groundwater, lakes, & streams. In an effort to reduce the amount of toxic chemicals around young children; nationally over 1,500 cities have made their playgrounds & parks tobacco-free. Locally, T.E.A.M. assists in similar policy creation to create healthy, tobacco-free outdoor recreation areas for community members to enjoy. The Outdoor Recreation Facility of the Year was awarded to Kingsbury Hills Sanitary Improvement District in unincorporated Sarpy County.
There are over 176 million pounds of cigarette butts discarded each year in the US alone & a group of elementary age youth care about their environment and wanted to spread the word. According to the kids, one needs to pick up trash for their family, neighborhood and community to be an honorary member. Because that is what is most important to their cause and their hearts. Everyone keeping the Earth clean by doing their part. The 2017 Advocate of the Year award went to the Litter Gitters.
Community of the Year was awarded to the Village of Greenwood as the board of trustees unanimously passed a resolution that designates all recreational facilities as tobacco-free. The new rule prohibits tobacco use at parks, playgrounds, swimming facilities, walking paths and buildings, including outdoor spaces and parking lots. The resolution bans the use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew or dip. The trustees stated they had public health in mind when voting on the resolution. “The main advantage was to the safety and the health of children, of course,” Village Board Chair Michelle Criswel said. “We didn’t want people smoking around them.”
Cigarettes and other smoking materials are the leading cause of residential fire deaths in the United States. These fires also result in millions of dollars in damaged property and healthcare costs. During the three year period between 2012 and 2014, at least 115 multifamily housing fires occurred in Nebraska, resulting in 1 death, 13 injuries and almost $4 million loss in property and content damages. T.E.A.M. provides technical assistance to Sarpy and Cass County property managers and owners on creating smoke-free housing policies in attempts to lower the number of apartment fires. The Multi-Family Housing of the Year went to The Wellington Senior Living.
Tobacco creates a large burden on business owners. An employee taking four 10-minute smoke breaks a day is away from the job for more than one extra week per year than a nonsmoking employee. The annual cost of lost productivity due to smoking is $605 million. Employees who smoke generally cost employers more in workers’ compensation and healthcare. Businesses pay an average of $2,189 in workers’ compensation costs for smokers, compared with $176 for nonsmokers. T.E.A.M. assists business owners in implementing a comprehensive tobacco policy that saves them & the state money. The Business of the Year implemented a policy that includes third-hand smoke; catapulting them to the top of comprehensive tobacco policies in the county and went to Sarpy County Cooperative Headstart.
The Elmwood-Murdock Merchants Association (EMMA) is made up of over 60 local merchants and individuals who are working together to promote economic activity and business development in the Elmwood and Murdock communities. EMMA encourages volunteerism and sponsor community events and community improvement projects. They recognize that keeping our businesses and community common spaces tobacco free provides improved aesthetics, tourism appeal, and a draw for potential residents, all traits that result in the eventual economic prosperity and healthier living of a community and its residents. The Partner of the Year award was given to Elmwood-Murdock Merchants Association.
T.E.A.M. is a community coalition of more than forty local organizations that works to create healthy, tobacco-free areas for our community to enjoy. They meet on the 4th Thursday of the month at 11:30pm at CHI Health Midlands (11111 S. 84th St, Papillion) in the Smith Suite. For more information, visit www.T.E.A.M.tobaccofree.com.
2017 NO LIMITS SOUTHEAST REGIONAL TRAINING
Big Tobacco has a long history of deceiving the public, hiding the truth and targeting youth with its marketing. It’s time to do something about that. Through peer-to-peer education and youth empowerment, No Limits is giving youth like you the know-how, skills and resources to take a stand against Big Tobacco. We envision a smoke-free world in which youth have the power to be the first tobacco-free generation. Unite with other youth from your area and learn how to fight back against Big Tobacco in your community using new resources such as Taking Down Tobacco. Let’s take a stand so everyone can “Breathe Easy”.
Here’s a quick summary: When: Saturday, December 16
Where: Firespring (1201 Infinity Court, Lincoln, NE)
Cost: FREE (We will even pick you up)
We’re looking for Nebraska youth who:
▪ Are 12–17 years old in grades 7–12.
▪ Want to find out the truth behind Big Tobacco’s lies.
▪ Are willing to take action against tobacco in their community and state.
No Limits tries to provide transportation to and from the regional training at no cost to participants. Our buses will be making several stops across the state.
Contact No Limits if you’re having difficulties with transportation.
Youth attending from Lincoln please meet at 1201 Infinity Court by 9:00 a.m.
Application Checklist: Fill out the application completely. Be sure to answer the essay questions on the last page!
Submit your application by Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
Find out more information at www.NoLimitsNebraska.com.
All applications must be received by Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
Acceptance announcements and transportation schedules will be EMAILED by Monday, December 11, 2017.
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2017 SHOWS at CORNHUSKER COUNTRY MUSIC THEATER:
December 9 - Christmas Show for Young Musicians
Louisville Area Food Bank Hours
The Louisville Area Food Bank will be open on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 6-7 p.m.
The food bank is located in the First Christian Church 304 Main St. next to Copple's in Louisville.
Low income residents are welcome to come to the twice a month give away. Please bring a box to put items in.
This food bank is for residents of the Louisville Public School District.
Questions contact Pastor Cathy at 402-677-9606 or Pastor Bob at 402-234-2055.
The Louisville Area Food Bank is always looking for donations of food as well.
~The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
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