Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - April 9, 2014

 

Trojanball

SYAA
PLATTEVIEW JR. TROJANS
ANNUAL SPAGHETTI FEED and BAKE SALE


WHERE: Springfield Community Building
WHEN: Saturday April 12, 2014,   5:30-7:30pm
WHY: Get to know your child’s coach. And just hang out with people in your community! All are welcome to come.
COST: $5 per person/$20 for a family of 4 or more.
Jersey fittings for 9U-14U baseball and 10U-18U softball players
Hat fittings for all 9U-14U baseball players
Cleat exchange – If you have an old pair, please bring them, hopefully you can get a bigger size for your growing player.
RAFFLE BASKETS
BAKE SALE

 

EggHunt 2014

 

 

 

blooddrive

 

SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

Sunday April 13th from 8:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M. at Springfield Fire Hall. To schedule a appointment call Ralph @ 402-253-8301 or go on line www.redcrossblood.org  code: 009111. Walk-ins are always welcome and needed. Hope to see you there.

 

 

 

fish dinner

 

St. Joseph Knights of Columbus

Fish Fry

Friday April 11th

Where: St. Joseph Church Social Hall, 901 Main St. Springfield NE

Time: 5:00 to 7:30 P.M.

Featuring: Baked and Fried Pollack, Shrimp, Mac & Cheese, Cheese Pizza along with French Fries, Green Beans, Dinner Roll and Dessert.  Come join in the "Best Kept Secret of Fish Fry Fridays !"
 

 

 

flowers

 

SPRING IS COMING!

SPRINGFIELD VOLUNTEER FIRE AUXILIARY PLANT SALE

Please join us for the annual Springfield Vol. Fire Auxiliary plant sale on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Time: 7 am - 2 pm Located at 505 S. 1st Street (Springfield Fire Station on the corner of 1st and Spruce Streets). No pre-orders.  Thank you to local landscape company, Jensen Gardens for supplying plants for us this year! For more on the services they proved check out their website http://www.jensengardens.com/

This year's sale proceeds will go to help with the restoration of the 1947 Rio Fire Truck that was originally purchased new by the department and has returned home after 37 years!

For more info, check here:

Annual Springfield Vol. Fire Auxiliary Plant Sale

 

 

 

TBall

 

TEE BALL REGISTRATION STILL OPEN
 
Tee Ball registration is still open.  Tee ball is open to boys and girls ages 4-7.  To register, please go to www.platteviewjrtrojans.com and click on the REGISTER link at the top.  Registration is open until April 15, 2014. 
Contact Brian White at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

 

 

 

SPLASH PAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATE!

Construction of the splash pad in Buffalo Park will begin on either April 14 or 21, depending on the weather.  Please be safe in the park.

 

 

 

SPRINGFIELD DAYS PLANNING MEETING

THURSDAY APRIL 24 @ 7:00PM

SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

JOIN US TO HELP PLAN THIS YEAR’S EVENT

ANY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION IS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE

THIS IS A GREAT FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR:

 

ClassicCar

 

SPRINGFIELD DAYS: JUNE 6 & 7, 2014

“CLASSIC CARS, CLASSIC ROCK, CLASSIC SPRINGFIELD”

 

 

 

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VFW BREAKFAST

April 27, 2014

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.

 

 

 

 

 

storytime

SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

SPRING PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

MARCH 3 – MAY 5

9:30AM

Bring your little ones on Monday morning for stories & fun activities.

Drop-ins are welcome!

 

 

 

 

flowerPower

 

Friends of the Springfield Memorial Library Fundraiser

FLOWER POWER

Order flowers and have them delivered right to your door!

http://www.flowerpowerfundraising.com/i/t/414585/y8hGF0108hsA

 

 

yarn

 

HEARTS TO HANDS MINISTRY

We are inviting any and all who are interested in Knitting, Crocheting and Sewing, to participate in our ministry.  We have three programs that we support, KAS Care which is an organization that puts together 8x8 inch squares of knitting or crocheting to create blankets for orphan children in South Africa.  What is needed by them are 8x8 inch squares of knitted/crocheted squares with a tail of 24 inches attached to it. 

 We also support our local NICU with preemie baby items for families who will be taking their precious babies home, who are still quite small.  We donate hats, booties and blankets.  And this can take the form of knitting, crocheting or sewn items.

  And the last item we are looking for help with are, Chemo Caps.  These are provided to Methodist Hospital to those people who are going through Chemotherapy.  They should be made with soft fibers and fabrics, since their skin is very sensitive.  These also may be knitted, crocheted or sewn.

Hearts to Hands meets every Thursday evenings at the 1st United Methodist Church in Springfield.  But it is not necessary for you to attend the meetings.  If you would like to participate in this all we ask is that you bring your items to the church or library.

Any and all items will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you

 

 

SOARING WINGS VINEYARD

17111 S 138th St

Springfield, NE 68059

402-253-2479

(Nebraska Law stipulates that no outside alcohol can be brought onto the premise.)

Friday Night Music Series

7:00pm – 9:30pm

Outdoors weather permitting, otherwise in the party room

April (Acoustic - No Cover!)

4th - Katie Logan

11th - Tracy Skretta

18th - An Evening

25th - Jeff Tomes

 

Sunday Acoustic Music

No cover charge

2:00 -5:00 p.m.

April

6th - Stephen Monroe

13th - April and Friends

20th - CLOSED (Hoppy Easter!)

27th - Rick Spurgin

 

 

 

2013-2014 Tobacco Free Sarpy Mini-grant

 

Tobacco Free Sarpy’s vision is to empower the community to advocate for reduction of tobacco use by changing norms. TFS will promote prevention and policy change through increased community education and awareness.

 

Tobacco Free Sarpy has mini-grants available foreducational efforts on the benefits of tobacco-free park policies, implementation of tobacco-free policies, or other specific activities for creating tobacco-free parks and outdoor recreational facilities in Sarpy County this year.

 

Application deadline is May 5th, 2014

 

If you have any questions or would like an application

 

please contact our coordinator McKinsey Mulroy

 

(402) 593-3022 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

*All grants submitted to Tobacco Free Sarpy become the property of the Coalition.

 

Funding provided by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services/Tobacco Free Nebraska Program as a result of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.

 

 

HAPPENING NEARBY

 

 

Louisville First United Methodist Church Wins Award

 

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Pastor Bob Wynn is picking up the award in the photo from the Salvation Army recognition breakfast on Saturday March 29th.

First United Methodist Church in Louisville rang the bell for their Christmas fund raising program more hours than any other church in the Omaha Metro Area.  They also raised more money per hour than any other church.  Volunteers averaged over 60 dollars per hour rang.
This is our churches second time to win the award and second year in a row.

 

 

 

SpringintoSafety

 

 

 

 

 

Rave FB 2014

 

Omaha native Billy McGuigan and his group of multi-talented musicians will bring his Buddy Holly tribute concert, “Rave On!” to the Lofte Community Theatre on Saturday, April 12 at 7pm.  

Popular nationwide, “Rave On!” is a high-energy rock ’n roll extravaganza that will energize you with such Buddy Holly classics as, “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “It’s So Easy,” and much more.  In a unique twist, the concert also pays homage to other fellow classic rock artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper and more.

Tickets for the show are $30 and all seats are reserved.  Please call the Lofte box office at (402) 234-2553 or purchase online at www.Lofte.com.  The Lofte Community Theatre is located in Cass County near the intersection of Hwy 1 and Hwy 50.    

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COMEDY ‘SELF-HELP’ OPENS AT MAHONEY STATE PARK

 

 Mahoney March

 

Pictured:  Front- Brandy Palatas and Kevin Colbert.  Center- Harold Scott, Shari Hoelker and Jim Knierim.  Back- Stacy White.

KBC Productions will open the comedy production, ‘Self-Help,’ on March 8th at the Kountze Theater in Mahoney State Park.  Written by Norm Foster, ‘Self-Help,’ tells of Hal and Cindy Savage who reinvent themselves as self-help gurus and relationship experts.  When their own marriage starts to take a nosedive and they find a dead man in their study, their professional status hangs in the balance.  This is an adult farce with hilarious situations.  Director Kevin Colbert suggests a PG-13 rating.

Kevin Colbert also stars in this production along with Brandy Palatas of Papillion as his wife.  Stacy White and Shari Hoelker of Omaha, Jim Knierim of Louisville and Harold Scott of Lincoln round out the cast.  Performance dates are March 8, 9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30, April 4-6, 11-13, 18 and 19.  Curtain times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm.  Sunday performances are 2pm matinees.  

Mahoney State Park is located off the interstate on exit 426.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12.  While some tickets are available at the door, you can call to reserve your tickets at (402) 944-2523 ext 7122.  A valid park entry permit is required.    

 

 

NEHAWKA-CONESTOGA ALUMNI DINNER 

SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014

NEHAWKA COMMUNITY BUILDING 

6 P.M. 

Covered-dish dinner

(Table service and drinks will be provided.)

Honored classes include:  75 year-1939;  60 year-1954, 50 year-1964; 25 year-1989; and 10 year-2004.

Please spread the word to those in the honored classes! 

Any questions, please call Susan Rice, 402-227-3855.

 

 

FIDDLE CAMP

Registration is now open for the 2014 Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska. Deborah Greenblatt, championship fiddler, author of many fiddle collections, will help the campers get in touch with their inner fiddler. The course of study during the Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps will be designed specifically for the individual campers who sign up.

The June Camp (Monday, June 9 - Friday, June 13) is for folks who consider themselves beginners. The July Camp (Monday, July 14 - Friday, July 18) is for folks who consider themselves intermediate or advanced. Enrollment is limited to 10 fiddlers for each week, so that everyone will get individual attention.

For more information, e-mail Deborah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To register on line, log on to: http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp.shtml

 

 

Just a note from old Computer John of Louisville

My guess is that if you own an "old" desktop type computer, you probably have an operating system called Windows XP that makes it run.

You may have heard, or seen something on the Internet about the Death of WINXP on 4/8/2014 - yet you are using that computer and it works just fine.

My recommendation is that you do nothing, and stop worrying about it. God knows you have lots of other things to worry about.

Here is Microsoft's (the creator of the software) statement on the Death of WINXP 4/8/2014

If you continue to use Windows XP after support ends, (04/08/2014) your computer will still work but it might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Also, as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to encounter greater numbers of apps and devices that do not work with Windows XP.

In fairness it is a 12 year old operating system (piece of software) and my guess is that it was expected to have a 10 year life, but the economy and other factors added 2 years to it's official life, and Microsoft deserves a chance to move on a sell you new stuff.

If you are concerned and want to get something new; you can upgrade Read Here buy the Windows 7 Operating System http://goo.gl/Z80MsB for $100 or for $200 look for a new or "refurb" computer that is running Windows 7 (try www.Walmart.com search for Windows 7) or EBay) probably a better option but avoid Windows 8 for a variety of reasons .....but I stand by my recommendation to do nothing.

Ok, I changed my mind...do 3 things free:
1) on the bottom/left of you screen is the "Start" button

Click that, then Click Run... it will drop a little dialog box and type:  msconfig

Click OK, look for where it says Startup and Click that.

Then tell it to Disable All - Click Apply and then re-start your computer.
That step eliminates all the nasty stuff that starts every time you start your computer "for your convenience" even though you never asked it to do that for you.

2) Go to www.AVast.com get some free malware protection. They support XP and plan to continue

3) Do a DEFRAG

Get a friend to teach you do a DEFRAG of you computer hard drive, or Type DEFRAG in your Start / Search for instructions. It is a very simple task - one that you should do from time to time.

Do the following 3 free tasks, and then relax and enjoy your "Old" computer running Windows XP for another 10 years!

 

 

~Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
―Mark Twain

Thanks to all Springfield E-Newsletter readers.

Connie Manzer

   

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Fontenelle Forest Raptors@ Library
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Donuts with Dad @ Springfield Library
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Bugstock: "We Teach" NE Extension @ Fairgrounds
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