Please join us for a fun filled night of bowling, raffle items and supporting your Platteview Boosters which 100% supports all Trojan activities, Junior and Senior High level! Please gather a team and mark January 16th on your calendar!!!
Springfield American Legion Hall
Sunday, January 24 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to noon
All you care to eat pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, ham, and sausage links and paddies. Milk, coffee and orange juice included. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.00 for children, which includes a donation of $1.50.
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
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.
Check out upcoming performers and events at www.soaringwingswine.com!
See You at the Winery!
Red Cross Seeks Holiday Blood and Platelet Donations
Volunteers and Eligible Donors Can Give A Gift That Can Help Save Lives
The American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to give the most meaningful gift of all – the gift of life – by donating blood or platelets during the holiday season.
Blood donations often decline during the holidays when busy schedules, inclement weather and seasonal illnesses can make it more difficult for donors to make and keep donation appointments, but the need for blood doesn’t get a break for the holiday season. During the final two weeks of the year, the Red Cross needs to collect more than 175,000 blood and platelet donations for those depending on transfusions at hospitals and transfusion centers locally and across the country.
“When you donate blood or platelets, you are not only giving the gift of life to someone, you are also giving their loved ones hope for more holidays and joyous occasions together,” said Katie Marshall, external communications manager of the Red Cross Midwest Blood Services Region. “To the parents of a child going through cancer treatment or family of an accident victim, that is a priceless gift.”
Charlie Stephens, 2, of North Platte, Nebraska has received three blood transfusions since her leukemia diagnosis in September. Her family travels to Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha every other week so she can receive treatment. This routine is expected to continue for the Stephens family through November 2017.
Blood donors of all types, particularly AB, O, A negative and B negative, and platelet donors are encouraged to make an appointment to donate and help ensure hospitals have the blood they need for patients this winter. As a special thank you for taking the time to donate, those who come out to give Dec. 23 through Jan. 3 will receive a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.
Volunteers provide vital support
In addition to the 3 million volunteer blood and platelet donors who roll up a sleeve to give each year, Red Cross Blood Services also depends on about 84,000 volunteers across the country to fulfill its lifesaving mission. Volunteers serve in a number of roles, from hosting blood drives in their communities to transporting blood products for patients in need. Noel Macek of Omaha is one such volunteer.
When many people are anxiously awaiting the delivery of their latest purchase, Macek is awaiting the next opportunity to deliver blood and platelets to hospitals in Nebraska and southwest Iowa. He has volunteered as a transportation specialist for six years and drives about 14,000 miles each year.
“(Red Cross) Hospital Services knows that anytime that they have an emergency run, they can catch me answering the phone at home,” said Macek, who has also donated more than 16 gallons of blood. “My favorite part is to deliver blood products to a hospital or location and be able to bring a smile to people’s faces.”
How to donate blood
Donation appointments can be made by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). The Red Cross urges donors who have made a commitment to donate during the holiday period to keep their appointments. Each appointment kept, and each donation given, offers hope to a patient in need.
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.
Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.
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.
The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be hosting a special "Schoolhouse Celtic Fiddling Camp", for fiddlers, violists, mandolinists, guitarists, and ukulele players. Music from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales will be featured. The sessions will be led by championship fiddler and author, Deborah Greenblatt. Each participant will receive a copy of Deborah's latest publication, the Celtic Fiddler's Song Book.
The camp will be on Wednesday, March 9 - Friday, March 11, from 9 AM to 1 PM. You can sign up for 1 day, or 2 days, or all 3 days.
On Wednesday, participants will be mostly reading tunes, using sheet music in standard notation. We'll be learning melodies, harmonies, and chords. You will be improving your sight reading, and experiencing fiddling fun.
On Thursday, we will be mostly playing tunes by ear, so feel free to bring your recording gadgets. Sheet music versions of the tunes will be provided for you by the end of the day, just in case your ears need the help.
On Friday, we will be mostly jamming, modulating, singing, dancing, experimenting, sharing, and playing fiddle related instruments.
One day: $60.00
Two days: $110.00 ($55 per day)
Three days: $150.00 fee for 3 days. ($50 per day)
For more information, and to register, click on the following link:
A position of employment is open for St. John the Baptist School “After School Care” program: Teacher – care of school-aged children after school hours. This position will be for 5 days/week, 3:10pm - 5:30pm (or until all students are picked up). For required qualifications, please see holyspiritplattsmouth.com or call 296-6230. Selected applicants must successfully complete several State and Diocesan requirements prior to hiring. Applications may be picked up at St. John the Baptist School or Church of the Holy Spirit rectory during regular business hours. Position open until filled. This program has been a valuable service to St. John the Baptist School families for the last six years!
~Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken.
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