WHAT’S NEW IN SPRINGFIELD, NE
FEBRUARY 16, 2011
THANK YOU - SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY
On behalf of the Red Cross Heartland Chapter and the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus who sponsored the Feb. 13th Blood drive thanks to all in the Springfield Community and surounding area who donated blood. You did it again! We surpassed the goal set by the Red Cross our goal was 30 donations and we finished with 37 donations. Once again the Springfield Pride came through again. Thanks!
Preventative Health Screening
April 1, 2011
St . Josephs Catholic Church
Stroke is the #3 cause of death in US and 80% of All Strokes CAN be Prevented. Life Line Screening will be providing their affordable, non-invasive, painless health screenings for the Community on Friday, April 1, 2011 at St. Joseph Church. Screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries, which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms, which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease; and atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat, which is closely tied to stroke risk. Register for the Stroke, Vascular Disease and Heart Rhythm Package for $139. All four ultrasound screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Your Health is in Your Hands, so call 1-888-653-6441 to pre-register.
8 - 10% of all screening results in ABNORMAL to CRITICAL Findings. The Screenings are Effective and are Saving Lives!!
1ST ANNUAL WESTMONT PTO BOUTIQUE AND CRAFT SHOW
SPONSORED BY WESTMONT SCHOOL PTO
FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH, 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH, 8:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.
Springfield First United Methodist Church
Silent Auction items
(for Game Feed event)
Please let us know ASAP so we can get them on the poster.
GAME FEED/SILENT AUCTION
MARCH 5, 2011
5:00 – 7:00PM
KID KIT ITEMS
Small (beanie baby sized) stuffed animals. If you have any clean small toys/ stuffed animals, or small books (it must fit inside a 1 gallon zip-lock baggie) – please bring them in!!
SAVE THE DATE!
SPRINGFIELD DAYS 2011
TEAR IT UP IN SPRINGFIELD
JUNE 11, 2011
JOIN US FOR A DAY OF FUN -FILLED FAMILY ACTIVITIES
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETING
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17 @7PM
VFW PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Springfield VFW Post 9558 extends an invitation to join them for the monthly community breakfast. Held at the Legion Hall in Springfield, breakfast is served from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. the last Sunday of the month from October through April. That will be February 27, 2011. The cost is $6.50 ($5 for breakfast and a donation of $1.50) for adults and kids aged 5 to 12 eat for $3.00. The breakfast includes pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, ham and sausage (links and patties. Also included is coffee, orange juice and milk.
South Sarpy School District #46
No classes for all schools on February 21, Presidents Day
TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY
MARCH 1, 2011
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT SPECIAL TEACHER
167 MAIN STREET
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Springfield Proposed Urban Park
The Springfield Community Foundation is seeking assistance for this proposed asset for the Springfield Downtown area, located on the vacant lot at the NE corner of 2nd & Main. The city council has agreed to purchase the lot. $20,000 is needed to bring this project to the next level. An anonymous donor will donate the first $5000. Any and all monetary contributions are appreciated. Suggested categories of giving include:
$1000 –Visionary Businessman or Woman
$25 Young Adult Community Builder
In memory of:
In honor of:
The Springfield Community Foundation is a 501 C # non-profit organization.
Make checks out to the Springfield Community Foundation and mail to:
PO Box 410
Springfield, NE 68059
Or drop off at Great Plains Realty Auction Co.
222 in Main Street
Tel: (402) 210-4885
FAMILY CONSIGNMENT & MORE
GETTING READY FOR SPRING MERCHANDISE
BLOW OUT SALE CONTINUES!!!
DRY CLEANING PICK UP & DROP OFF EVERY SATURDAY
PROVIDED BY: GRETNA CLEANERS
Friday 10AM -5PM
Saturday 9AM – 2PM
Tuesday –Thursday 10AM – 6PM
***CHANGE OF LOCATION***
PROM DRESS PARTY WILL BE HELD AT:
NANA'S CLOSET - MAIN STREET
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
FEBRUARY 20 - JESSICA ERRETT
FEBRUARY 27 - STEPHEN MONROE
For more info on all events and specials, visit:
FABULOUS DEW DROP SPORTS BAR
MAIN STREET, SPRINGFIELD, NE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18
JOHN LESLEY & DANNY KORB
Lofte Community Theatre to Honor Volunteers
On Saturday, February 26 at 6pm the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley will honor its volunteers and hold their annual business meeting. Actors, ushers, painters, donors and friends are all invited to participate in this special event. Lofte officers will present Lofte financials and plans for the future. A complimentary Italian meal and refreshments will be provided.
The Lofte is a non-profit organization and as such is heavily dependent upon its army of volunteers. During the course of the evening, those with outstanding service during the past year will be recognized by the "Dale Crosby Awards." Mr. Crosby was a long-time chairman of the Lofte Board of Directors. His willingness to tackle any duty at the theater served as an inspiration to others. Over the many years of his service, he performed, cleaned and took on administrative tasks. Mr. Crosby passed away in 2001.
Lofte Artistic Director Kevin Colbert will announce upcoming show selections and share some of the behind the scenes antics that he witnessed during the 2010 season.
Those who are planning to attend are asked to RSVP by calling the theater at (402) 234-2553.
Small Business Expo & Craft Fair
Saturday, March 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church
36712 Church Road Louisville, NE 68037
Looking for vendors...
Federal Tax Forms
Available at the Plattsmouth Public Library.
There will be no Nebraska State Tax forms this year.
Call 1-800-742-7474 to request a form or go to http://www.revenue.ne.gov
Copies can be printed at the library .15c per page
Getting Ready to Plant a Home Orchard?
Learn about producing fruit from your own trees. Vaughn Hammond, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator with expertise in Specialty Crops, will teach an Extension workshop on February 24 covering cultivation practices for apples, peaches, apricots, pears, plums and cherries. Discussion will include where to obtain trees, variety selection, planting and care.
The workshop will be held at the Cass County Extension office located on the Cass County Fairgrounds, 8400 144th Street, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 24. A $10 per person registration fee will be collected at the door. Pre-registration is requested for handout materials, but walk-ins are welcome. Call the Cass County Extension office at 402-267-2205 to register; voice messages can be left outside of office hours, M-F, 8:00 to 5:00.
RURAL ADVANTAGE/HEALTHY FARMS CONFERENCE
FEBRUARY 18TH & 19TH
The 2011 Rural Advantage/Healthy Farms Conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, February 18th and 19th at the New World Inn in Columbus. This year’s conference is shaping up to be an excellent conference as we have some very interesting and diversified speakers for 2011. Our keynote speakers for the conference are Chuck Hassebrook, Executive Director of the Center for Rural Affairs and a member of the Nebraska Board of Regents and Abe Collins, an organic grass-based dairyman fromVermont and co-founder of the Carbon Farmers of America. At this year’s conference we have programs that address sustainable production agriculture, livestock grazing systems, value-added agriculture, alternative weed control systems, crop rotations, cover crops, organic production systems and several youth hands-on workshops.
In production agriculture, there will be a farmer panel addressing grass-fed and natural grain finished beef production systems. Matt Liebman, researcher from Iowa State University will discuss “Some ways to improve weed management in low input and organic systems” and “Managing cropping systems to address challenges from weather, rising energy costs, and weeds” in two presentations. Kathleen Delete, an researcher in organic production and a colleague of Matt’s at Iowa State University will discuss, “ Integrated approaches to pest management for organic vegetable and fruit production.”
Other topics that will be addressed at the conference include: adapting cover crop management for Nebraska, research on crop rotations and cover crops in sustainable cropping systems, GAP and what it means to Nebraska vegetable producers, adapting grazing systems to fit your situation, use of milk as an amendment to grass pastures, high tunnels for vegetable production,enhancing bird nesting habitat on your farm and farming sustainably. There will be other programs on specific topics of sustainable agriculture that are still being scheduled as well.
There is an excellent youth program scheduled for both days. There are workshops on: financial management for teens, pocket cash for growing small fruits, and a dollars and cents approach to raising sheep and goats in Nebraska.
There will be commercial and educational exhibits both days, a live auction of a variety of items Friday afternoon, a delicious All-Nebraska Meal on Friday evening and a silent auction of several different things on Saturday.
For information on this conference or to register contact Gary Lesoing at (402) 274-4755. A conference brochure and registration on-line is available at: http://nemaha.unl.edu/home.
Farm Food Safety Workshops Offered Across Nebraska in February and March
Food safety workshops offered across the state in February and March will help producers meet requirements of new federal legislation.
In early January, President Obama signed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act into law. The law requires producers to evaluate potential hazards to their products, create measures to prevent contamination and to develop written food safety plans.
The two-day workshops, offered by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, in partnership with the University of Nebraska Rural Initiative and the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society, will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Lincoln, Grand Island, Auburn and North Platte.
UNL Extension educators will teach the workshops. Workshops will help fresh produce growers complete the Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) training.
At the end of the workshops, participating producers will understand GAPs and have parts of their own farm food safety plans developed.
The topics covered will help producers enhance worker sanitation, harvesting, handling, packaging, storage and transportation standards of fresh produce from the farm operation to markets, schools, restaurants and retail stores.
By completing a farm food safety plan, producers can differentiate themselves in the marketplace and appeal to many consumers who perceive this training as an added benefit.
All educational materials and costs of the workshops are provided through a Rural Business Enterprise Grant from USDA Rural Development that was received by the Nebraska Sustainable Ag Society in partnership with the University of Nebraska Rural Initiative.
Online registration is also available at http://ruralinitiative.nebraska.edu by clicking on the GAPs
Training link under Announcements and following instructions on the page.
Training dates, reservation deadlines and locations include:
Feb. 16 and Feb. 25, RSVP by Feb. 9, Lancaster County Extension Office, 444 Cherrycreek Rd.,Suite A, Lincoln.
March 2 and March 9, RSVP by Feb. 23, Hall County Extension Office, College Park, 3180 West U.S. Highway 34, Grand Island.
March 10 and March 17, RSVP by March 3, 4-H Building, Nemaha County Fairgrounds, Ninth and J streets, Auburn.
March 18 and March 25, RSVP by March 11, West Central Research and Extension Center,
402 W. State Farm Rd., North Platte.
UNL Extension is in the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
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Community Sustaining Sponsors 2011