Springfield Wednesday Newsletter: May 12, 2021
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You are responsible for scheduling your own appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. If you need assistance, please consider asking a friend or family member to assist you in scheduling an appointment.
If you have any questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine or if you are having difficulties scheduling an appointment, please call the Sarpy/Cass Department at 402-339-4334 and press option 1. Please note that phones are answered Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Sarpy and Cass County COVID-19 Vaccinations
- Please register for vaccine notifications on the Nebraska DHHS's vaccination portal: ne.gov
- If you have already completed the Sarpy/Cass Health Department's pre-registration form, you do not need to register through DHHS.
- Nebraska DHHS COVID-19 Information Line is open 8am-8pm 7 days a week: 833-998-2275
SARPY COUNTY HELP LINE
The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office along with Sarpy County Human Services has established a help line for the citizens of Sarpy County during the COVID-19 pandemic event. Starting today, people who are sick, elderly, or caretakers of this demographic in Sarpy County may call the Sarpy County Sheriff Helpline at 402-593-1593 for needs such as picking up prescriptions, groceries, or other necessities. A uniformed Sarpy County Sheriff's Deputy will pick up and deliver these items in a marked police cruiser. This helpline may also be utilized by the general public to make non-emergency police reports via telephone that do not require a police officer present in their home.
The following providers are participating in this program:
Walmart in Papillion
Target in Papillion (Groceries Only)
Bakers at 36th St & Twin Creek Dr
Bakers at 801 Galvin Rd (Pharmacy Only)
Springfield Drug (Pharmacy Only)
Please check the Sheriff's Office website and Facebook Page for any new updates to this program.
SARPY COUNTY SHERIFF WEBSITE
IT HAPPENED IN SPRINGFIELD HISTORY
Lois Beck, owner of Highway 50 Cafe
Lois Beck made seven pies every day the Highway 50 Café was open. Choices would include peach, coconut, chocolate, rhubarb (in season). People came from miles around to have a slice of pie and to order a made-from-scratch meal. On the northwest corner of Platteview Rd. & Hwy 50, the café was in the perfect location for truckers, farmers, local residents, and travelers to stop for lunch or dinner. Coworker and sister, Dorothy Foged, waitressed and assisted with prep, cooking, and cleaning. Lois owned Hwy 50 Café for twenty-two years but had been in the business for thirty-eight years. Both Lois and Dorothy finally agreed it was time to slow down and move on. The Highway 50 Café closed in 1997 but we still miss the pie!
We are open for IN-PERSON worship! We will continue to stream LIVE on Facebook. We are asking for pre-registration for attendance. Please contact the office 402-253-2270 to get your reservation!
Sunday Services at 9:30am
Tune into our Facebook page for live streaming Sunday Services at 9:30am.
State Senator Rob Clements Update
May 10, 2021
The Nebraska Legislature is now in all-day debate and is considering a wide range of issues. This week I would like to discuss a few bills of interest.
LB 408, the Property Tax Request Act, was a bill to limit local government spending in order to limit property tax increases. It would have limited annual growth in property tax requests to three percent plus real growth, exempting bond payments. Spending could increase no more than three percent for two consecutive years and could not exceed nine percent over three years. It also included a sunset date of 2027 so the legislature could review its effectiveness. I supported the bill as it came up for debate on April 22, but it was filibustered and received 29 votes of the 33 needed to advance.
LB 364, the Opportunity Scholarships Act, allowed an income tax credit for contributions to a non-profit K-12 scholarship organization. The bill allowed low-income students to apply for grants to help them attend a private K-12 school that might better fit their educational needs. There was a $5 million annual limit to state income tax credits. I supported the bill, but it failed to advance due to another filibuster, receiving 29 of 33 votes needed.
LR 14, Article V Convention of States resolution, would propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States. LR 14 would allow three topics. First, impose fiscal restraints on the federal government. Second, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government over the states. Third, provide for term limits for Federal officials and members of Congress. This resolution is stalled in the Government Committee with a 4 to 4 tie. On April 23 there was a motion to move the bill out of the committee. I voted in favor, but the vote was two votes short of the 25 needed to advance it.
LB 236, County Concealed Carry Option, is my priority bill for this year and will be coming up for debate soon. LB 236 would let a county board authorize lawful permit-less carrying of a concealed weapon within their jurisdiction. Citizens could conceal-carry within the county if they are legally eligible to possess a weapon. The bill excludes counties that contain a city of the metropolitan class (Omaha) or primary class (Lincoln). LB 236 requires counties to consult with their county sheriff prior to passing the ordinance. Persons with a lawful permit-less concealed weapon must immediately inform any emergency responder in the event of an official contact.
Budget – The April 29th forecast added $90 million to the budget projection. There are still many spending bills sitting on the second and third round of debate. These bills currently total more than $245 million and will need to be reduced in upcoming debate. I will work to reduce the total and prioritize only essential spending so the extra adds to our cash reserves.
Feel free to contact me or my staff for assistance, information, or questions on issues.
You may reach me at:
Senator Robert Clements, State Capitol Rm 1120, Lincoln, NE68509,
MAPS at HWY 75 & ROCK BLUFF ROAD GAS STATIONS or
PRINT YOUR OWN AFTER 10 PM THURSDAY, THE 13th, at: www.murraynebraska.com
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CORNHUSKER COUNTRY MUSIC THEATER
Saturday, May 15th, 7:30 pm, the PLUM-TUCKERED BAND will entertain young and old alike. Admission $4; FREE for kids 13 and under!
Sunday, May 16th, our monthly jam session will commence starting at 1 pm. Bring your instruments and join us for a fun afternoon! Masks required unless you're performing on stage. FREE fun for all ages!
Our nonprofit theater is located at 211 Main, Louisville, NE.
Call 1-800-480-8797, ext 211, for updates.
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2021 WEEPING WATER ALUMNI BANQUET CANCELLED
The Weeping Water Alumni Banquet will not be held May 2021. Please share this information with other alums. Hopefully, we will be able to gather again in 2022. For questions, contact Carol Thomassen at (402) 267-5327.
It has been many years since we had an all inclusive family gathering. We have lost touch and some roots have disappeared. If you want to reconnect here’s when. Please share!!!!
Sunday May 30 2021
Noon to 8 PM
1. Bring your lawn chairs and cameras.
2. Bring one pack hot dogs or brats and 1 pack hot dog and hamburger buns- Plattsmouth band parent yumburgers will be provided.
3. Bring a side dish-
4. Bring your family drinks, plates, silverware etc.
5. Bring yard games, ball gloves etc.
6. It will all be served family style. Bring a serving spoon.
Highway 1 Construction
Demolition of the old railroad bridge on Highway 1 in Murray started March 1st. One lane traffic is being electronically controlled, so please be patient at the lights when waiting, then driving through. Work is expected to continue through the summer months, so plan your travel accordingly. Be careful, watch for workers and machinery and make safety the priority.
Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity.”
—Thich Nhat Hanh
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