Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - March 25, 2015


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Pictured: (left to right) Jacob Muff & Louden Ferguson


Louden Ferguson and Jacob Muff will represent Platteview Central at the National History Bee in Louisville, Kentucky in May.  Louden finished in the top ten and Jacob finished in the top 25 at the regional National History Bee held in Des Moines, Iowa on March 19.





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Friday March 27

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. 




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Please mark your calendars and plan to attend Springfield's next Community Blood Drive on Sunday April 19th, from 8:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M. Location will be at the Springfield Fire Barn. The Red Cross is in a great need of Blood for their Bank again so if you can help out it would be greatly appreciated. To schedule a appointment you can go online at www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code:009111) or call Ralph @ 402-253-8301. Once again, thanks for your help in the past and hopefully we will see you on the 19th.




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Summit Health U Education Talks:

Arthritis and YOU!

Monday, March 30th at 6:45 PM at Summit Health Physical Therapy

Have you ever wondered, "What the heck is this arthritis and why is it making my joints hurt?" Now is your chance to learn more about arthritis and what you can do about it!

We are excited to have Gib Willett, PT, PhD, present on this very topic. In this relaxed setting, you can learn more about arthritis from an expert physical therapist!

This education talk is open to anyone and is FREE! Call or sign up online! Elevate YOUR Health!








Tee-Ball registration has opened and will rununtil April 15th. Tee-ball is for boys and girls ages 4-6 (pre-k and K). Please go to Platteviewjrtrojans.com to register your player. Any questions contact Brian White at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..





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VFW Community Breakfast

VFW Community breakfast, Sunday March 29 at the Legion Hall in Springfield.  Serving hours are 8:00 a.m. until noon.  All you care to eat for $6.50 which includes a donation of $1.50.  Serving pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, ham and sausage.  Coffee and orange juice included.




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




JUNE 12 & 13, 2015



17111 S 138th St

Springfield, NE 68059


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

Sunday Acoustic Music!


29th-  Acoustic Stories


12th-Ken Sitler

19th- John Worsham

26th- Laura Joy

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

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

See You at the Winery!


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Touching Hearts

When you work a job of JOY…..you don’t work a day in your life!

If caring for others brings you JOY…we are looking for you!

Touching Hearts at Home provides care for seniors living in your community providing them with individualized care. We help with all aspects of daily living, some examples might be: cooking, light house work, transportation, companionship, games, laundry, shopping and errands.

We are looking for very special people to join our team of caregivers.

A Touching Hearts at Home caregiver must be






We are looking for caregivers of all ages and abilities. I will only pair you with a client that you personally can care for; I would never ask you to perform tasks that you can’t do safely.

If you are interested in caring for seniors and think you have the characteristics we are looking for, or know someone who might be interested, contact Malinda at 402-905-0119.

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

Website: www.touchinghearts.com/neighboringomaha

Many Blessings, Malinda Perdue. Owner- Touching Hearts at Home Neighboring Omaha.


Touching Hearts


At Touching Hearts, we know that maintaining independence is the key to ensuring the highest quality of life. We are honored to have the opportunity to serve and care for Springfield area residents.

Our Caregivers give a helping hand with daily activities like:

  • Meal preparation & cleanup
  • Laundry & change linens
  • Shopping & errands
  • Light housekeeping
  • Medication reminders
  • Companionship
  • Transportation
  • Personal Services/bathing/dressing
  • Dementia
  • Peace of mind for all family members
  • Hourly, overnight or 24 hour live-in
  • Temporary or long-term

“Touching Hearts at Home is dedicated to enhancing and preserving our clients’ quality of life with respect, trustworthiness

and excellence in service.”

We care for those living in the communities near you.

For a free brochure including rates call: Malinda at 402-905-0119

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

Bonded & Insured


Malinda & Kevin Perdue/Owners




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April 1 -15, 2015

Celebrate National Volunteer Month by
giving blood with the Red Cross

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April and make a difference in the lives of patients in need.

The Red Cross salutes the hundreds of thousands of volunteers who help fulfill its lifesaving mission and encourages others to join their ranks as volunteer blood donors. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions.

Donors of all blood types – especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed to help ensure blood is available for patients this spring. Those who are unable to give blood can support blood donations and invite others to make a lifesaving donation by creating a SleevesUp virtual blood drive at redcrossblood.org/SleevesUp.

To make an appointment to give blood, 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


April 6: 12:30 - 5:30 p.m., Common Ground - Omaha Parks & Rec, 1701 Veterans Drive


April 12: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Hy-Vee Applewood, 9707 Q St.


Sarpy County


April 1: 12:30 - 6:30 p.m., Bellevue Public Library, 1003 Lincoln Road

April 6: 1:30 - 6:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 104 Galvin Road N.


April 6: 12:30 - 6:30 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 153 S. McKenna Ave.

La Vista

April 2: noon to 6 p.m., LaVista Public Library, 9110 Giles Road

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April 7: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., 55th Security Forces Squadron, 198 Butler Blvd., Building #160


April 8: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Papillion Masonic Center, 105 W. Centennial Road


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.




Lofte Community Theatre

15841 Manley Rd

PO Box 62

Manley,  NE  68403

(402) 234-2553



"Plains Folk” Offers Homespun Humor and Live Music at Lofte

The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces that it will be showcasing an original live performance entitled, “Plains Folk:  A Lofte Home Companion” on Saturday, March 28 at 7pm.

Written and performed in the style of Garrison Keillor and NPR’s popular program, “Prairie Home Companion,” “Plains Folk” is comprised of a mix of humorous recitations, toe-tapping live bands and artful storytelling.  Written and performed by some of the MIdwest’s best artists including Tom Lucas of Omaha, this event has a homespun local flare fit for all ages.

The event will take place on the Lofte Community Theatre is located just outside of the town of Manley in Cass County.  Tickets for the event are only $10 and can be purchased at the door or by calling the box office at 402-234-2553.  


Lofte Scholarship Available for Graduating Seniors

The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley announces that it is currently accepting scholarship applications for 2015 graduating seniors now through April 1.  The scholarship is based upon not only academic and extracurricular performance, but Lofte volunteerism and past participation in its live productions.

Applications are available on the Lofte website under the Information tab.  Instructions for completion and submission are available as well.  



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A Jam Session Workshop will be offered on Thursday, April 16, from 6 PM - 7:30 PM in The Old Avoca (NE) Schoolhouse.  This workshop, gently guided by fiddler Deborah Greenblatt,  is for acoustic musicians of any age or experience who would like a little guidance and practice in the subtle art of "jamming".  In this supportive, easy-going atmosphere, players will share and exchange ideas about negotiating your way through a tune, even if  you have never heard it before.

The Jam Session Workshop will have a minimum enrollment of 4, and a maximum enrollment of 10.  The fee is $15.00 per musician.  To sign up for the Jam Session Workshop, or for more information, e-mail Deborah Greenblatt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or call 402-275-3221.



The 13th Annual Nebraska  American String Teachers Association Fiddle Tune Composition Contest

This event inspires fiddlers everywhere to compose their own tunes, and supports the cause of string education throughout
the great state of Nebraska.

1st PLACE: $100.00  2nd PLACE: $50.00  3rd PLACE:  $25.00

Best Viola Tune: $75.00, courtesy of the American Viola Society (www.americanviolasociety.org/)

Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2015.  The winners will be announced on May 23, 2015, during the Monumental Fiddling Championship held at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. The winning compositions will be performed at the Monumental Fiddling Championship, and printed in Stringing Along, the journal of the Nebraska Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

For the 2015 contest rules and guidelines, e-mail 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.net.



~Always behave like a duck-keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.

-Lord Barbazon

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 Connie Manzer


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Fri Aug 02 @12:00PM - 06:00PM
Blood Drive @ Sarpy County Fair
Sat Aug 03 @ 8:00AM -
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Sun Aug 04 @ 8:00AM -
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Sat Aug 10 @11:30AM - 01:30PM
Beat the Heat Party @ the Splash Pad
Wed Aug 14 @ 8:00AM -
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Community Blood Drive
Mon Sep 02 @12:00AM
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