Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - January 3, 2018


Springfield Platteview Community Schools

Winter Break:

December 23, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Classes resume Monday January 8, 2018

with the late start schedule

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Trojan Activities Schedule

Milk cookie reading


Support Friends of the

Springfield Memorial Library

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Nebraska Life fundraiser


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Discover Springfield’s History

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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 from 2:00 -5:00 pm.

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

See You at the Winery!


Donors of all blood types urged to give blood, platelets this holiday season

All blood types are needed this winter. Platelet donations are especially encouraged the first week of the new year, which is among the most difficult to collect enough platelets to meet patient needs. Donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

As a special thank-you for taking the time to donate, those who come to give Dec. 21 through Jan. 7 will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

American Red Cross Donation Centers

Dewey Blood Donation Center

3838 Dewey Ave.

Omaha, NE 68105

West Omaha Blood Donation Center

729 N. 132nd St.

Omaha, NE 68154

Sarpy County


1/3/2018: 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Bellevue Public Library, 1003 Lincoln Rd

1/6/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bellevue Public Library, 1003 Lincoln Rd

1/8/2018: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 104 Galvin Road North

La Vista

1/4/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., LaVista Public Library, 9110 Giles Rd

1/8/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Goracke & Associates, P.C., 12110 Port Grace Blvd, Suite 100

1/13/2018: 7:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7706 S 96th St.

Offutt AFB

1/11/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Offutt Air Force Base, 914 Sac Blvd, Building #462


1/4/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Cummins Central Power, 10088 S 136th St

1/14/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., 88 Tactical, 15350 Shepard St


1/2/2018: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Papillion/LaVista High School, 402 Centennial Road

1/7/2018: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 543 N. Jefferson

1/10/2018: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Papillion Masonic Center, 105 W. Centennial Road




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 Successful Farmer Series in Jan Feb 2018




Nebraska Extension is planning its 9th Farm Beginnings
® Program at the Kimmel Education and Research Center at 5985 G Road Nebraska City, NE 68410 for January 2018. Plans are being made for Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society to facilitate the Farm Beginnings® Program to be held in Nebraska City. The Farm Beginnings® Program is an educational training and support program designed to help people who want to evaluate and plan their farm enterprise. Farm Beginnings® participants engage in a mentorship experience and network with a variety of successful, innovative farmers; attend practical, high quality seminars, field days and conferences. The program is unique in that several successful farmers participate in the program as presenters, explaining firsthand the nuts and bolts of their farming operation. While this isn’t a program for someone wanting to get into conventional farming, it is a program that has attracted several people interested in farming on a smaller scale, some who have migrated out from urban to rural areas. One past participant in the class said, “This program had a huge impact. I have improved my business plan, my overall efficiency and continue to try new ideas I thought to not be possible.” Any beginning farmer would benefit from attending these training sessions. Most of the farmers that present come from small to medium sized farming operations that produce and market many different diversified and value-added products. Many of these farmers direct market their products.

Participants of this course may be interested in becoming involved with growing alternative crops, producing fruits and vegetables for direct sale to consumers, grocery stores or restaurants. Others may be interested in growing livestock for direct marketing. This is an opportunity for people interested in learning about this type of farming from farmers that are doing it and making a living at it.

The Farm Beginnings® Program consists of a series of 11 sessions from January through April that cover a variety of topics including: building networks, goal setting, whole farm planning, building your business plan, marketing, business and farm management and financial management. While the class participants will learn firsthand from the farmers, they will also work on developing their own business plan as they progress through the course. As part of the class tuition, participants will also have the opportunity to attend the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society’s Healthy Farms Conference in 2018 to be held this winter. This is a conference that has been held annually for a number of years and has sessions that focus on topics in sustainable agriculture, such as: vegetable production, grass-fed beef, pasture poultry, meat and dairy goat production, composting, cover crops, organic farming, growing crops in high-tunnels, bee keeping, farm transitioning and agri-tourism. We also schedule farm tours early in the course and tour several farms in the summer to see how the farmers are operating. If interested, participants also have the opportunity to have a farmer mentor.    

Cost of the total program is $500, but you may qualify for a partial scholarship for up to $200.  For more information, a brochure for the Farm Beginnings® Program or an application go to our website at https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/nemaha/farm-beginnings-0/. For more information about the program you can also contact Gary Lesoing, Extension Educator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (402) 274-4755, Nebraska Extension in Nemaha County.

Louisville Area Food Bank Hours

The Louisville Area Food Bank is 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.

~Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.

-Winston Churchill

Thanks to all Springfield E-Newsletter readers. 

Connie Manzer


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Thu Apr 25 @ 7:00AM - 08:00PM
Springfield Days meeting
Sun Apr 28 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
Community Blood Drive
Mon Apr 29 @ 5:30PM - 08:00PM
Do the Trail @ Main & Railroad Streets
Sat May 04 @ 8:00AM - 03:00PM
Springfield Clean Up Days
Sun May 05 @ 1:00PM -
Platteview High Baccalaureate Service
Thu May 16 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Springfield Days meeting
Sat May 25 @ 5:30PM -
Springfield/Platteview Alumni Banquet
Mon May 27 @12:00PM -
Memorial Day Service @ Springfield Cemetery

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