December 11, 2013
KIDS HEALTH & SAFETY FAIR
DECEMBER 12, 2013
3:00PM – 6:00PM
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
480 MAIN STREET, SPRINGFIELD
FREE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
BICYCLE HELMET SAFETY
DIET & NUTRITION ACTIVITIES
SNACKS, DRINKS & DOOR PRIZES
SPECIAL GUEST: SANTA CLAUSE
SPRINGFIELD STATE BANK
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
9:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M.
10:00 a.m. Westmont Elementary 1st Grade Choir
11:15 a.m. Platteview High School Band Ensemble
12:00 p.m. Platteview High School Swing Choir
1:30 p.m. Platteview Central Jr. High Band Ensemble
2:00 p.m. Springfield Elementary 1st Grade Choir
2:30 p.m. Louisville Christmas Jazz Combo
Santa 4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Join us for refreshments and register to win cash.
$25 cash drawings every hour.
Prize doubles if you are present.
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE THANK YOU
On a snowy wintery day, Springfield and the surrounding area showed their willingness and dedication to donate Blood. Our goal was 45 units and we collected 46. I say a job well done, on not so nice of a day. Thanks to all who made the effort to donate, to the donors, local merchants and the Fire Department? Without all of your help our Blood Drives would not be a success. Thank You from the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus (Sponsors) and the Red Cross.
Winter Coat Give Away
For the 4th year in a row the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus are giving away New Winter Coats ( and with the help from some friends of the Knights, hats and gloves will also be given with the coats) to children in need. Sizes range from 7 thru 16 for girls and 8 thru 18 for boys. If you have a child or children in need or know of someone in need call 402-707-8426 or talk to the Human Resources person at the schools of the Springfield Platteview School District. This is a totally confidential project.
Thanks, the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus Springfield.
ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
SPRINGFIELD MASONIC LODGE
DECEMBER 14, 8AM -NOON
AGES 10-14 $4
10 & UNDER -FREE
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS COOKIE WALK
DECEMBER 14, 9AM – NOON
COOKIES NEEDED! TO DONATE, PLEASE CALL THE
LIBRARY 402-253-2797 FOR DETAILS.
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE COOKIE WALK BENEFIT THE
19TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY DINNER
FREE WILL DONATION
BENEFIT FOR ALL FOUR CHURCHES
FIRSTUNITED METHODIST CHURCH
SPRINGFIELD AT HEART
TURKEY, HAM, AND ALL THE TRIMMINGS
QUESTIONS: 990-9933 (AMY)
MONDAY DECEMBER 16, 9:30AM
Ages 2 – 5 are invited for stories & fun activities during a special story time holiday session. Shh! A special visitor is coming!
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
665 MAIN STREET
TUESDAY DECEMBER 17, 3:30PM
MAKE GIFTS FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS AT THE
LIBRARY. ALL AGES ARE WELCOME.
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
DECEMBER 24, 6:30PM
OUR REEDMER LUTHERAN CHURCH
305 NO. 3RD ST. (3RD & ELM)
VFW Post 9558 Community Breakfast the last Sunday of each month, in the Springfield Legion Hall from 8:00 a.m. until noon. For $6.50 which includes a donation of $1.50 you get all you care to eat pancakes, French toast, hash browns, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, juice and coffee.
On January 2 Mr. George H. Green is turning 95.
Now, you can wish him Happy Birthday but don't tell him about his surprise party you're all invited to.
January 4 at St. Joseph Catholic Church from 6:00-7:30.
Card shower only! NO GIFTS PLEASE! !!!
Questions: Amy Green (402) 990-9933
Have a Great Holiday!!!!!
183 MAIN STREET
Platte River Christmas
November & December
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 4:30pm
Enjoy music, activities, art & so much more.
EDUCATIONAL SERVICE UNIT #3
2014 Spring SCHEDULE
14801 S 108th Street
Springfield, NE 68059
INSTRUCTOR: Gary Boe
CLASSROOM DATES: Jan 11th, 18th, 25th, 29th February 1st, and 8th
CLASSROOM TIME: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
BEHIND-THE-WHEEL: January 11 through March 29th
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
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
2:00 -5:00 p.m.
1st - John Stokely
8th - JR Hoss
15th - Rick Spurgin
22nd - Tracy Skretta
29th - Jeff Tomes
Lofte Community Theatre
15841 Manley Rd
PO Box 62
Manley, NE 68403
Pictured: Front row, Xander Monson and Samuel Gauthier. Back row, Mia Thomas, Gus Pope, Adeline Morgenson and Talon Flodman as the obnoxious Herdman clan!
'Best Christmas Pageant Ever' is at the Lofte
The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces that the beloved children's story, 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," will open on the main stage on Saturday, November 30.
Based upon the book written by Barbara Robinson, this is the story of the six rough-and-tumble Herdman kids who bully their way into the annual Sunday School Nativity play. The church ladies, the Reverend and even the volunteer fire department are sure this will be the worst Christmas pageant ever, but the Sunday school teacher remains stubbornly optimistic. The production is filled with youthful energy and a the true spirit of Christmas
The production is directed by Kevin Colbert. Starring as the pageant director and her husband are Anne Pope and Scott Nielsen of Eagle. Their children, Charlie and Beth help to narrate the story, and are played by real-life brother and sister Noah and Tess Arent of Murdock. The Herdmans are played by Mia Thomas of Bellevue, Samuel Gauthier and Adeline Morgenson of Louisville, Talon Flodman and Gus Pope of Eagle and Xander Monson of Brock. In all, there are fifty-six people in the play. Forty-four of them are children!
The production will run November 30, December 1, 6-8 and 12-15. Curtain times are at 7:30pm except for Sundays which are 2pm matinees. Tickets are $17 for adults and only $10 for children under 12. For reservations, please call the Lofte box office at 402.234.2553.
~Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
― John Lennon
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