Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - February 13, 2013

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS

February 13, 2013

 

 

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Best of Year author Janet Syas Nitsick will sign and sell her books, Seasons of the Soul and five-star, inspiring-historical romance, Lockets and Lanterns, during the W. Dale Clark Library Author Event from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 16 at 215 S. 15 St., Omaha. Remember copies of Seasons of the Soul and Lockets and Lanterns are available at the Springfield Memorial Library, 665 Main St., Springfield.

 


 

SPECIAL ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP

6:30PM

FEBRUARY 13

OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH

305 NO. 3rd STREET

CORNER OF 3rd & ELM

402-253-2893

 


SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE UPDATE 

The Red Cross and the Springfield Knights of Columbus want to thank all who donated and made the attempt to Donate Blood on Sunday Feb 10th. We collected 35 units which was far short of our set goal of 48 but with all that was going on in the Community on Sunday and with the crud that a lot of us have this time of the year and the vacationers, we have to be real happy for the 35 that we did get collected. I want to thank Mike, Brian Patera and Jenny Luethje for helping at the drive. Some days there just are not enough hours for me to get things done. Also on the thank you list are the Merchants of Springfield and the Fire Dept. for working with us. Please “Mark your Calendars” for April 14th our next drive. 

Ralph Meister, Drive Coordinator


 

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Registration for baseball, softball, and t-ball is now open.  Please go to www.platteviewjrtrojans.com to sign up.  Registration period ends on February 18, 2013. 

 

 

 

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PLATTEVIEW JR. TROJANS

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ANNUAL SPAGHETTI FEED and BAKE SALE

 

WHERE: Springfield Legion Hall

                      166 South 2nd Street, Springfield

 

WHEN:     February 22, 2013

                   6:30-9:00 pm

 

WHY:       Get to know your child’s coach. And just hang out with people in your community! All are welcome to come. There will be a meatless sauce!!

                   And order SPIRIT WEAR!

 

COST:       $5 per person/$20 for a family of 4 or more.

 

This year we would like to try a cleat exchange. If you have an old pair, please bring them, hopefully you can get a bigger size for your growing player.

*Can purchase your Spring Fling tickets on this night. (being held April 6th)

 

 

 

 


PLATTEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

GO TROJANS!

FOR MORE INFO: www.goplatteview.com/

 

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Springfield Days Organizational Meeting

Thursday February 28 @ 7pm

Springfield Memorial Library

665 Main Street

Everyone is Welcome to Attend

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

SPRINGFIELD DAYS 2013

IN DOWNTOWN SPRINGFIELD

JUNE 7 & 8

 

 

VFW COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

February 25, 2013

Last Sunday of each month from October through April, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Legion Hall in Springfield.   Cost is $6.50 for adults and 3.00 for children aged 5 to 12.  Breakfast includes all-you-care to eat pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, ham and sausage links and patties.  Included is coffee, orange juice and milk.

 

 

 

SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

665 MAIN STREET

402-253-2797

LIBRARY EVENTS

 

Tuesday evenings, 6-7pm – Beyond Basics Computer

Class. Please register.

 

Learn to Knit & Crochet – Wednesday, February 6,

10am –noon. Please bring 11 in. needles & 1 skein

worsted weight yarn to knit. For crochet, please

bring a size H or J hook and yarn.

 

 

 

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COMMUNITY HEALTH CONNECTION

Continuing with American Heart Month, this week we are going to look at an important number when talking about heart health.
Your blood pressure value is an important number for you to be aware of for your heart health.  Your blood pressure reading is comprised of two numbers, 120/80 for example.  The top number, systolic pressure, is the peak pressure in your systemic arteries when your heart contracts.  The bottom number, diastolic pressure, is the lowest pressure in your systemic arteries when your heart is refilling with blood to pump again.  
Your blood pressure value is important to monitor.  We need some pressure in our system to ensure oxygen and nutrition are transported throughout our body.  Too little pressure in your system, hypotension, makes it difficult to get blood to your brain, possibly causing fainting, dizziness, and low tolerance to standing.  Too much pressure in your system, hypertension, can put more stress on your heart and blood vessels.  
With persistent hypertension, your heart has to work harder to push blood though your system all the time.  If you start to exert yourself (walking, stairs, shoveling snow), the muscle tissue in your heart and body has increased oxygen demand.  A healthy heart will be able to contract a bit faster and push the blood a bit harder to meet the oxygen need.  The blood pressure will rise during this demand, but it will also return to normal levels once resting.  A heart that is already running harder to overcome the increased pressure demands will also respond with increased heart rate and pressure, pushing the cardiac system to dangerous levels.
There are numerous factors that regulate or influence our blood pressure.  If you start to notice your blood pressure trending high or low, it is important to communicate that with your physician so the cause can be identified.  The American Heart Association states adult resting blood pressure should be below 120/80.  Emergency care should be sought out if the systolic pressure rises above 180 or the diastolic rises above 110.  Try to take the time this week to get your blood pressure checked out and take care of your heart health!

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SPRINGFIELD ARTWORKS

183 MAIN STREET

SPRINGFIELD, NE 68059

402-301-9162

OWNERS, GLENN & MARGIE TREMBLEY

 

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www.springfieldartworks.com 

GALLERY HOURS

Tues, Wed, Friday 1 - 5PM

Thurs 1 - 8PM

Sat 11AM - 4:30PM

 Catch Springfield ArtWorks on the GoSarpy commercial on KETV!

 

 

 SOARING WINGS VINEYARD

17111 S 138th St

Springfield, NE 68059

402-253-2479

Sunday Acoustic Music

No cover charge

2:00 -5:00 p.m.

February

3rd- April Domet

10th - An Evening

17th - John Stokely

24th - Jessica Errett and Tara Vaughan

 

 

HAPPENING NEARBY

 

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The Louisville Volunteer Fireman's Auxiliary needs your help!

We are putting together a cookbook for the Fire Department’s 100th anniversary this year!

Please send us some recipes!

Email them to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990.  Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.

 

SCHOOLHOUSE IRISH FIDDLING CAMP

The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be hosting a special "Schoolhouse Irish Fiddling Camp", for fiddlers, violists, guitarists, and ukulele players. The sessions will be led by championship fiddler and author, Deborah Greenblatt.

The camp will be on Wednesday, March 13 - Friday, March 15, from 9 AM to 1 PM. You can sign up for 1 day, or 2 days, or all 3 days.

On Wednesday, participants will be mostly reading tunes, using sheet music in standard notation. We'll be learning melodies, harmonies, and chords. You will be improving your sight reading, and experiencing fiddling fun.

On Thursday, we will be mostly playing tunes by ear, so feel free to bring your recording gadgets. Sheet music versions of the tunes will be provided for you by the end of camp, just in case your ears need the help.

On Friday, we will be mostly jamming, modulating, singing, dancing, experimenting, sharing, and playing fiddle related instruments.

One day: $60.00
Two days: $110.00 ($55 per day)
Three days: $150.00 fee for 3 days. ($50 per day)

Enrollment for the "Schoolhouse Irish Fiddling Camp" is limited, so e-mail Deborah (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information about the Nebraska American String Teachers Association, log on to the web site at www.neasta.org.

Greenblatt & Seay Publications, in Avoca, Nebraska is a proud Sponsor of the Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition Contest

The 2013 Contest Rules and Guidelines:

1. Each submission should be an original composition which must be unpublished and composed after March
31, 2012.

2. Composers may submit more than one tune, but only one prize will be awarded to any one composer.

3. Four copies of the music must be submitted via computer generated sheet music, or hand-written sheet
music.

4. The composer should include their name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and the title of the piece.

5. The entry fee of $20.00 should be sent in at the time of submission. Checks should be payable to Nebraska
ASTA.

6. If you wish to receive written evaluation of your tune by the judges, include a stamped, self-addressed
envelope with your entry.

7. Nebraska ASTA assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to works submitted.

8. Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2013.

9. Send your entry to Deborah Greenblatt, The Old Schoolhouse, PO Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska,68307-0671.
The composer is responsible for keeping a copy of  their work, as well as for copyrighting their tune.

10. The composer understands that if their tune is one of the winners, Nebraska ASTA has permission to have
the piece performed on May 25, 2013, in Beatrice, Nebraska, as well as permission to reprint the tune in
Stringing Along, the newsletter of Nebraska ASTA.

Greenblatt & Seay Publications, in Avoca, Nebraska is a proud Sponsor  of the Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition Contest

There has been an exciting addition to our Eleventh Annual Nebraska American String Teachers Association Fiddle Tune Composition Contest!  The American Viola Society is offering a $75.00 prize for the "Best Viola Tune" submitted!  In addition, the "Best Viola Tune" would be made available on the AVS website as part of their American Viola Project at http://americanviolasociety.org/resources/scores/american-viola-project/.  In the event that the "Best Viola Tune" should also be one of the three best fiddle tunes, the composer will win the additional prize money from the Nebraska American String Teachers Association.
For more information about the Nebraska American String Teachers Association, log on to the web site at www.neasta.org.

 

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         Mother Teresa

 

 

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Connie Manzer

   

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