Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - April 22, 2015

Clean Up Day

Springfield Cleanup Day
Saturday, May 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Northeast corner of South 1st Street and Pflug Road  Future Home of the City Maintenance Department

What to Bring: The City will be accepting household refuse, junk, trash, rubbish, household furniture, appliances, metal items, and used motor oil. Tree limbs and yard waste will also be accepted, but it must be free of garbage and bags must be removed prior to dumping.

Do NOT Bring: Tires, liquids (except for used motor oil), hazardous waste such as paint, thinners, inks, flammables, computer components or televisions.

You must show proof of residency to be allowed to take advantage of this service. Please bring a copy of your April WATER BILL with you to the dump site. Volunteers will be onsite to check proof of residency and assist you with proper disposal.

For additional information, please contact the Springfield Maintenance Department at 402-253-2992. Thank you!








JUNE 12 & 13, 2015

Grand Parade entries needed!

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





On a rainy April Day in Springfield the Sun was shining at the Springfield Community Blood Drive, our goal was 40 Units to be collected. We passed the goal and SMASHED the next highest units ever collected in Springfield by collecting 59 units. No the 59 is NOT A TYPE-O. I cannot be any prouder then to be part of this milestone. Myself and the Red Cross want to thank all who donated, all who attempted to donate, the Fire Dept. for their building, the local merchants who let us put up flyers, and everyone else who made this happen. Once again thanks to all.
Your St. Joseph Knights of Columbus Sponsors
Red Cross
Ralph Meister, Coordinator



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Springfield Fair Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. every Thursday morning at the Sarpy County Fairgrounds garden (barring rain) now till October.




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VFW Community Breakfast

VFW Community breakfast, Sunday April 26 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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Shetique Boutique

The Shetique Boutique is open for business at 146 Main Street, in downtown Springfield. The Boutique is filled with re-purposed furniture and home goods. It also carries candles, jewelry, and a children’s collection - all perfect for gift giving. We welcome you to shop the Shetique Boutique for all your Mother’s Day gift needs. Gift wrapping is free with your purchase.

Boutique hours are…

Wednesday – Friday 10-6

Saturday 10-4

Sunday 12-3






17111 S 138th St

Springfield, NE 68059


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

Sunday Acoustic Music!


26th- Laura Joy

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


Friday Night Music is back!

7:00 – 9:30pm


1st -Ken Sitler Band

8th – Beaten Path

15th – Parrothead

22nd – Jumping Kate and the naked Reserves

29 - Outloud

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

See You at the Winery!



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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Blood Donation Opportunities

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 28: 1 - 7 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 322 Molley St.

Sarpy County


April 23: 1 - 6 p.m., Nebraska Medicine, 2500 Bellevue Medical Center Dr.


April 26: 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Acts 2 Church, 20362 Husker Dr.


April 26: 7 a.m. - 11:30 p.m., St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 543 N. Jefferson


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.


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The Lofte Community Theatre will be holding a special event on April 24, 25 and 26.  A.R. Gurney’s classic, “Love Letters” will be produced on stage with a rotating cast of actors playing the principal roles on different dates.  

“Love Letters” is the story of Melissa and Andrew, and their fifty-year relationship as told through their letters to one another.  Their sometimes funny and often complicated relationship grows, despite their geographic distance, through the power of the pen.  This script has been produced many times on stage and screen and has become a favorite over the years.

Directed by Erik Quam of Omaha, Melinda Mead, Betty Colbert and Anne Pope will rotate the role of Melissa while Doug Rothgeb, Kevin Colbert and Jamion Biesterfeld play Andrew.  Curtain time on April 24 and 25 is at 7pm.  Sunday, April 26 will be a 2pm matinee.

Wine, chocolate and cheese hors d’oeuvres will be served to help set the mood for this romantic stroll down Lover’s Lane.  Tickets for the event are $25 per person.  Advanced reservations are suggested.  Tickets may be obtained by calling the Lofte box office at 402-234-2553













On Sunday, May 10, at 2:30 PM, in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse, multi-instrumentalists, Greenblatt & Seay, will be performing a selection of original songs from their vast collection of hundreds of zany tunes that they have created together.  This talented duo provides rich vocal harmonies, and will play a variety of instruments, including 5-string viola, fiddle, guitar, nyckelharpa, harmonica, banjo, bass, etc.

The family-friendly concert will be downstairs, followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and jam with Greenblatt & Seay.  Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur,  one mile south of Highway 34.

Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and senior citizens, and $1.00 for children. Seating is limited. For more information, write to Greenblatt & Seay, The Old Schoolhouse, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska, 68307, or call 402-275-3221, or e-mail them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



~Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.

-Roger Miller


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St. Joseph's Fish Fry
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Sat Mar 24 @ 5:00PM - 08:00PM
Wild Game Feed @ UMC
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