Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - January 28, 2015

PAYING TRIBUTE TO SPRINGFIELD NATIVE

FALLEN HERO

MARINE STAFF SGT. MIKE BOCK

For more information on Mike, go to SSgt Michael A Bock on Facebook. There are videos that shares information of Mike growing up in Nebraska, receiving Mike back to Nebraska at Offutt, and still pictures of Mike being awarded the "Silver Star" by the President of the United States in Omaha.

 

Bock Invitation

INVITATION TO CEREMONY

 

Ceremony Map

MAP

 

Sign

STREET SIGN

 

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Pack Champ     1st

CUB SCOUTS HOLD PINEWOOD DERBY

Cub Scout Pack 389 held their annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, January 24.  Scouts in each den raced one another to determine the fastest car.  The first place finishers from the Tiger Den (1st grade Scouts), Wolf Den (2nd grade), Bear Den (3rd grade) and Webelos Den (4th & 5th grade) raced head to head to determine the overall Pack Champion.  Camden Heese from the Webelos Den took the checkered flag and was crowned Pack Champion.  Congratulations, Camden!

 

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RED CROSS COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

Please mark your calendars for Sunday Feb. 15th the next Springfield Community Blood drive. Time 8:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M. at the Springfield Fire Hall. You can make an appointment by calling Ralph @ 402-253-8301 or you can go online at Red Cross .org. to sign up. We been having pretty good drives in the past and hopefully we can have another good turnout.

 

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Celebrating 60 years of wedded bliss

February 12th

Mr. & Mrs. George Green

If you see them or would like to send a card, please do.
Happy Anniversary!
Send cards by way of their son:
Bob Green
14405 S 120th
Springfield NE
68059

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valentine luncheon

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SUMMIT HEALTH PHYSICAL THERAPY

MINI WORKSHOP ON EASING STRESS AND ANXIETY

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 8, 4:30 – 6:00PM

Yoga offers many tools to help reduce stress and anxiety. This workshop will include the discussion and practice of breathing techniques, meditation, postures, relaxation essential oils and Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep). Come and learn how to incorporate these practices into your daily routine to find your inner peace and improve your health.

Register at www.summithealthphysicaltherapy.com

Or call 402-253-3079.

Address: 880 Park Dr. Springfield, NE 68059

 

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Star Wars Cast by 8 Movie Poster

AUCTION ITEM

The Highwaymen 16x20

AUCTION ITEM

 

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EDUCATIONAL SERVICE UNIT #3

DRIVER EDUCATION

2015 Spring SCHEDULE

PLATTEVIEW

14801 S 108th Street

Springfield, NE 68059

402-339-3606

INSTRUCTOR:                    Gary Boe

CLASSROOM DATES:       March 7th, 21st, 28th   April 11th and 18th

CLASSROOM TIME:           8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

BEHIND-THE-WHEEL:       March 7th through May 2nd

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Batter

SYAA DIAMOND SPORTS

REGISTRATION

JANUARY 10TH TO FEBRUARY 20TH 

Softball (Coach pitch through 18U)

&

Baseball (Coach pitch through U14)

Please go to  www.platteviewjrtrojans.com to register.

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cartooning workshop

 

 

SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

valentine crafts 2014

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Parade

SPRINGFIELD DAYS PLANNING MEETING

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29

7:00PM

SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Everyone is invited to bring your ideas, events, and suggestions.

 

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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.)

Sunday Acoustic Music!

No cover charge - music is from 2-5 pm.

February:

1st- Stephen Monroe

8th- April & Friends

15th- Adam Richardson

22nd- Daniel Christian

Check out upcoming performers and events at www.soaringwingswine.com!

See You at the Winery!

 

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NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF ROADS

NOTICE OF HIGHWAY PUBLIC MEETING

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2015

4:00 – 6:00PM

AK-SAR-BEN AQUARIUM,

SCHRAMM PARK STATE RECREATIONAL AREA

21502 W HWY 31, GRETNA, NEBRASKA

 

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red_cross.jpgBlood Donation Opportunities

Feb. 1-15, 2015

Red Cross calls for blood donors as unique as the patients they help

In honor of Black History Month this February, and in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, an African-American surgeon who was the first medical director of the American Red Cross and a modern blood-banking pioneer, eligible donors as diverse as the patients who need their blood donations are encouraged to give blood to ensure a sufficient blood supply.

Blood from a donor with a similar ethnic background as that of the patient is less likely to cause complications, particularly for those patients whose chronic conditions require repeated transfusions. Sickle cell disease is one such chronic condition affecting as many as 100,000 people in the United States.

Prior to transfusion, blood type and Rh factor are matched between donated blood and the patient in need. In some cases, additional red cell markers in donated blood must be matched, as well. These markers are best found in blood from donors of a similar ethnicity.

With seasonal flu and inclement winter weather preventing many regular donors from giving, the Red Cross urges healthy, eligible donors to make an appointment to donate blood in the coming days and weeks. All blood types are currently needed to help maintain a diverse and sufficient blood supply, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative.

To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

Douglas County

Elkhorn

Feb. 7: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Dillon Brothers Harley Davidson, 17402 W. Maple Road

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Sarpy County

Bellevue

Feb. 4: 12:30 - 6:30 p.m., Bellevue Public Library, 1003 Lincoln Road

Feb. 6: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Bellevue West High School, 1501 Thurston Ave.

Gretna

Feb. 2: 1 - 7 p.m., St. Patrick Catholic Church, 508 Angus St.

La Vista

Feb. 5: noon to 6 p.m., LaVista Public Library, 9110 Giles Road

Omaha

Feb. 10: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Chalco Valley Business Park, 13831 Chalco Valley Parkway

Papillion

Feb. 5: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Sarpy County Courthouse, 1261 Golden Gate Drive, Suite 4E

Feb. 11: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Papillion Masonic Center, 105 W. Centennial Road

Springfield

Feb. 15: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Fire Hall, 505 S. 1st St.

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

 

HAPPENING NEARBY

 

LOUISVILLE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

YOUTH GROUP

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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 7, 9:00 – 4:00PM

CHURCH BASEMENT

222 WALNUT, LOUISVILLE

All proceeds benefit this summer’s mission trip to Lake Traverse Reservation.

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GREAT NEWS!!

Murray's 4th of July Celebration WILL Continue!

The MURRAY FREEDOM FESTIVAL organization is a group of citizens who want to share the celebration of our country's freedoms and anyone is welcome to join our group.  In order for this event-filled day to happen, some fundraising is planned for the next few months, so keep watching here for updates.  Funds are needed for fireworks, concessions, prizes and more, so please help us in our efforts. 

We also have to rely on financial gifts from private individuals, businesses and other organizations. A gift from you, your civic group or business would greatly help us to achieve our goal in making this an annual event to be proud of. Any donation, large or small is genuinely appreciated.  (We have already received a donation of $500 from a private citizen, so feel free to match it!You may make a deposit at the Murray State Bank to the 'Murray Freedom Festival' account, or if you prefer, please mail a check to, John Hensch, Fundraising Chairman, 508 West Young St., Murray, NE 68409 and thank you, in advance, for your generous contribution!

Front Porch Eatery owner, Jose Sanchez, has agreed to shut down for one day, April 12, 2015, and has donated his place of business in Murray for us to host a free-will donation pancake feed for our cause. So mark your calendar for Sunday, April 12th, to come have pancakes.  In the meantime, stop in for breakfast, (served all day) or lunch until 2 p.m. and be sure to say, 'Thank you', to Jose for his generous contribution!

Our vision is to bring back and even add many other activities including the oozeball games, (mud volleyball), a classic car show, tug-of-war, street dance, smash-a-car, Bingo, parade and activities for the little kids, too.  We're also planning to have raffle tickets for a drawing for 1 lucky person to push the detonater for the starting of the fireworks show! (Oh, pick me, pick ME!!)   

 The nice people at AnyTime Fitness in Plattsmouth have agreed to sponsor a fun run early in the day on the 4th, so if you know any runners, let them know, and walkers can join in the fun, too!  

Also, former Murray resident, Jim Howe, (aka 'Roadkill'), has many fond memories of Murray's celebrations. He now lives at Beaver Lake and has been putting on his own enormous fireworks show at the lake the past few years. (I've seen it and it is great!)  Jim, along with Night Vision Fireworks, has graciously agreed to do Murray's show this year on the 4th and he will still do his personal show for the Lake on the 3rd, so folks in the area will have 2 nights of fantastic fireworks!(Thanks, Jim!)

Our website is up and running.  You'll be able to keep track of the activity-planning as it progresses and even share photos of your own 4th of July festivities in Murray atwww.MurrayFreedomFestivalNE.com. Registration for activities such as the fun run and oozeball will be available online at our website via PayPal or registrants can pay by check.  If using PayPal, you'd choose the 'Friends and Family' tab.  Checks can be mailed to JOHN HENSCH, FUNDRAISING CHAIRPERSON, MURRAY FREEDOM FESTIVAL, 508 W. YOUNG ST., MURRAY, NE 68409.  There will be no refunds on activity registrations. 

Please plan to attend our next meeting and bring a friend on

Wednesday, February 11, 2015,

Murray Town Hall

at 6:30.

Everyone's welcome!

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Fabric Art Exhibit brings Message of

Historic Discrimination, Hope for the Future

The “Fabric of Survival” Holocaust Tapestries

KANEKO

1111 Jones Street, Omaha

Jan 15 – Mar 14, 2015

 Sponsored by the Institute for Holocaust Education (IHE), Fabric of Survival will be on display at KANEKO from January 15 to March 14, 2015.

 This collection of 36 hand-embroidered and collage tapestries is the life’s work of Holocaust survivor, Esther Nisenthal Krinitz. The exhibit has been featured in museums all over the world and described by Smithsonian.com as “visually stunning” and having a “remarkable level of detail.”

 KANEKO (1111 Jones Street) is open to the public at no charge, Monday thru Friday from 9am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm. All are invited to view this striking exhibit and learn more about cultural diversity, prejudice, individual identity, choice, and personal freedom.

 An Opening Reception for Fabric of Survival and additional fiber art installations will take place on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 6 to 9pm, featuring several members of the artist’s family. A must see on any Old Market First Friday itinerary!

 Special Lunch-Hour Docents will be on hand from 11:30am – 1:30pm on Wednesdays in February. Individuals who work downtown are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch and take advantage of these specially guided tours.

 While in Nebraska, the exhibit will be the focal point for a wide range of tours for school groups, after-school youth programs, civic and church groups, quilting clubs, and more. Group and guided tours can be arranged, at no additional cost, by contacting the Institute for Holocaust Education (402-334-6576, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

This exhibit is made possible by generous grants from Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Arts Council, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and the H. Lee and Carol Gendler Charitable Fund.

 For more information, contact Liz Feldstern atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402-334-6575

About the IHE: The Institute for Holocaust Education is a non-profit organization located in Omaha and serving Nebraska and the surrounding states. The IHE’s mission to ensure that the tragedy and history of the Holocaust are remembered is met by providing educational resources, workshops, survivor testimony, and integrated arts programming to students, educators and the public.

Institute for Holocaust Education

333 S. 132nd Street

Omaha, NE 68154

(402) 334-6576

www.ihene.org

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2015 SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLE CAMPS


Registration is now open for the 2015 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 15 - Friday, June 19) is for folks who consider themselves beginners.  The July Camp (Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17) 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
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To register on line, log on to:
http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp.shtml

  

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Marie Forleo

 

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Springfield State Bank Xmas Open House
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Library Cookie Walk
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Springfield at Heart Community Dinner
Sun Dec 10 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
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