Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - August 19, 2015


Our 2015-16 IMPACT year is kicking off Sunday August 23rd – 2PM -4PM,  where we get to welcome our newest members. We will have a cook-out and just have some fun that afternoon. Your whole family is encouraged to come. We will doing a Potluck, so bring a dessert or side to share. (Hamburgers and hot dogs and chips provided)

All kids 7-12 are welcome to join. You do not need to be a member of the United Methodist Church.  Please come check it out and hopefully it works out.

Please RSVP to Ron (Boo) Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday so we know how many to plan food for.




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(Open if no rain Friday or Saturday morning)


9:30 – 11:00AM




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2015 Fall SCHEDULE


14801 S 108th Street

Springfield, NE 68059


INSTRUCTOR:                    TBA

CLASSROOM DATES:       September 19th, 26th, October 3rd, 10 and 17th

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

BEHIND-THE-WHEEL:       September 19th November 21st






Please mark your calendars for the next Springfield Community Blood Drive: 

When: Sunday Sept. 20th

Where: Springfield Fire Hall.

Time: 9:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M.

Sponsored By: St Joseph Knights of Columbus.

To schedule an appointment go to: www.redcrossblood.org sponsor code: 009111 or call Ralph @ 


Note: There is a special promotion for a hair cut from sports clip for donating blood in the month of Sept. go to Red Cross web site for more info.

Hope to see you there. 




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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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1935 Springfield High School graduate Ruth Zimmerman Ewoldt, 97, passed away in Anaheim, California Aug. 15, 2015 due to complications from several recent strokes.  Ruth was born Aug. 2, 1918 in Lincoln, Nebr. to Walter and Helene (Rich) Zimmerman and became a Springfield High School grad when her father, now ordained, became pastor of First United Presbyterian Church here in Springfield.  While working for the Civil Air Administration in Alaska during WWII, she met and married Charles Ewoldt from Hartley, Iowa.  To this union two children were born, daughter Tamara Lewis, Anaheim, Calif., and son Craig (Beth) Ewoldt, Gresham, Ore.  Ruth is survived by four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two brothers, Kenneth and Paul Zimmerman.  She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Betty Lou Zimmerman.

After high school graduation, Ruth moved on to, what is now, Nebraska Wesleyan University where she received her General Elementary Certificate.   She began her teaching career in District 41, rural Gretna.  On April 9, 1937 at age 19, Ruth lead the Nebraska Unicameral in prayer and had the distinction of being the first woman to do so.  In 1940 at age 22, while a full-time student at Wayne State Teacher's College, Ruth ran for the Unicameral in the Thirteenth District which at the time comprised Dakota, Dixon and Thurston counties, defeating five men to win the primary election.  She lost to the general election, having to overcome such statements by the opposition as, "It wasn't fit for a young woman to be in a smoke filled room with a bunch of men!"

After an early career teaching in one room school houses, Ruth lived in several states assisting her husband's calling in the aeronautics industry.  Eventually settling in California, Ruth received a Master of Communication degree from Cal State Fullerton (Calif.) in 1981 when she was 63 years old.  She was personal secretary to Christian psychologist and writer Dr. Clyde Narramore and was active in amateur radio with memberships in RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services) and LARA (Ladies Amateur Radio Ass'n).  Ruth played the piano since age four and performed at weddings, funerals, churches, church camps and such places as Yosemite National Park in their summer program.  Ruth was in good health and lived alone until her first stroke occurred several months ago.




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 - music is from 2-5 pm.


2nd – The Wildwoods

9th – Sue Murray

16th – Jeff Tomes

23rd – Tracy Skretta

30th – Katie Logan


Friday Night Music

7:00 – 9:30pm


7th- Out of the Fire with Rick Spurgin

14th – Swampboy Blues Band

21st – Soldiers of Soul

28th – Outloud

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

See You at the Winery!




Donate blood through the Red Cross in final weeks of summer

 The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help prevent a blood shortage.

 Blood donations often decline in August as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. On average, during the summer months, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed.

 Donations are needed now to help ensure blood is available for patients in need. Donors with types AB, O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially encouraged to donate. Plasma from type AB donors can be transfused to patients of any blood type, as can type O negative blood. Type B negative and A negative blood can be transfused to Rh-positive or negative patients. These are the most in demand blood types and are in constant need.

 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:

 Sarpy County


Aug. 22: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bellevue Public Library, 1003 Lincoln Road

Aug. 30: 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Baker's Supermarke, 3614 Twin Creek

 La Vista

Aug. 22: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., LaVista Public Library, 9110 Giles Rd


Aug. 24: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sarpy County Courthouse, 1261 Golden Gate Dr.

Aug. 29: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Texas Roadhouse, 7302 Olson Drive


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Cass Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is currently recruiting CASA advocates to speak up for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Cass County.  The next training session is scheduled for September 2015 for five weeks.  The training consists of 15 hours of online training and 15 hours of in-person training.  We are also seeking male volunteers for this class.  If you are interested, please contact Angie Neumiller (402) 296-9520; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or if you would like to learn more information about our program, please visit www.casscasa.org



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Greenblatt & Seay proudly announce the Nineteenth ANNUAL SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE.  This historical, hysterical event will take place on Sunday, October 11, at 2:30 PM, downstairs in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.  In the Open Division, fiddlers will play a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice.  There will also be other divisions of competition available for the adventurous fiddlers, including a Singing Fiddler's Contest, a Twin Fiddler's Contest, a Fee-Fi-Faux Fiddler's Contest (fiddle tunes played on any instrument other than a fiddle), and a Hocus-Pocus Contest (cross-tuning, sound effects, dancing, etc.), which will give fiddlers an opportunity to play tunes that are usually not allowed in any other contest.

Contestants can pre-register on line: (http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddling_bee_preregistration.shtml).

Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students, and $1.00 for children.  Fiddlers and their back-ups are admitted for free.  The contest will be followed by a light snack and an acoustic jam session.

For more information, call 402-275-3221, log on to www.greenblattandseay.com, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Internationally acclaimed fiddler, Julie Lyonn Lieberman, will be giving fiddle workshops in November in the Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse. On Friday, November 13, starting at 7PM, the subjects will be  "Six Approaches to Jamming", and "Modal Improvisation".  On Saturday, November 14, starting at 9 AM, the topics will be "Gypsy Jazz" and "One Tune, Five Styles".  These workshops are appropriate for any string player who desires to open their ears to new ways of making music.

JULIE LYONN LIEBERMAN has helped develop the alternative string field over the last thirty-five+ years through her work as an educator, author, radio producer, composer, recording artist, journalist, and performer. Her former students have toured with Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Celine Dion, Billy Joel, and one of her former students plays regularly on Dancing with the Stars.

Pre-registration is required.  For more information, and to register, click on the following link:


For questions, contact
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   -Cesare Pavese


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Community Blood Drive
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