SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
On Sweethearts Day it was a “Sweetheart” of a day for the community. We collected 61 units of Blood which is a record for Springfield. I want to thank all who took time to donate or attempted to donate. Also thanks to the local merchants and fire department for their help in this effort. Once again, thanks from the Red Cross and the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus, sponsors. Please mark your calendars for April 17th the next drive in Springfield.
Ralph Meister, Coordinator
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
ST. JOSEPH CHURCH
100 SOUTH 9TH STREET, SPRINGFIELD
FRIDAYS 5:00 -7:30PM
BAKED FISH & FRIED FISH, FRIED SHRIMP, CHEESE PIZZA, MAC & CHEESE, DESSERTS!
POP, WINE & BEER
Registration is now open for the 2016 baseball and softball seasons. Registration is open January 4, 2016 to February 27, 2016.
Register from January 4, 2016 to February 14, 2016 and save $10. Registrations from February 15, 2016 to February 27, 2016, will be $10 higher.
Any parents interested in coaching for the 2016 baseball or softball season MUST register as a coach prior to February 27, 2016.
To register, go to platteviewjrtrojans.com and click on the green Log In button at the top right.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
June 10 & 11, 2016
Go for the Gold in SPRINGFIELD
SPRINGFIELD DAYS PLANNING MEETING
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 25, 7:00PM
SPRINGFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Anyone willing to help with this year’s event is welcome to attend!
ALL BANDS CONCERT
FEBRUARY 22, 7PM
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED
Preschool Registration Springfield Platteview Community Schools is now accepting Preschool Registrations for the 2016-17 school year. Your child must be three or four years old by July 31, 2016, and must live within the Springfield Platteview Community Schools district boundaries to be eligible. Call (402) 592-1300 or stop by the Springfield Platteview Community Schools Administrative Offices at 14801 S. 108th St., Springfield, NE 68059 for a preregistration form. Completed pre-registration forms with the $35.00 registration fee should be returned to Springfield Platteview Community Schools Administrative Offices by Friday, February 26th, 2016. Please call Anita Belsky,Director of Special Services, at (402) 592-1300 if you have any questions.
Springfield Memorial Library
office word & publisher basics
Tuesdays, February 9 – march 8
1:00 – 2:00pm
Please register: 402-253-2797
Springfield American Legion Hall
Sunday, February 28, 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!
Donors urged to help the American Red Cross maintain blood supply
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood this February.
During the winter months, inclement winter weather and seasonal illnesses can keep regular donors from giving blood. Healthy donors of all blood types are needed to help maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in their own communities as well as areas where donors were unable to give due to severe winter weather. Individuals with types O, AB, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.
Donor Loretta Brandon knows how important it is to have a readily available blood supply. Her late husband required transfusions from generous strangers multiple times for health conditions. She gives blood as often as she can. “Every time I give blood, I am filled with a sense of gratitude for all I have and for the fact that I can share with others,” she said.
Make an appointment to help maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need this winter by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
Feb. 20: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., LaVista Public Library, 9110 Giles Road
Feb. 27: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 330 W. Halleck
Bess Streeter Aldrich 135thBirthdayCelebration
Sunday, February 21, 2016 – 2 to 5 p.m.
Enjoy complimentary birthday cake and punch
after a guided tour of the author’s historic home.
Bess Streeter Aldrich House
204 East F St., Elmwood
Adults $5, children ages 6-11 $3, free for ages 5 & under
Lofte Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition
Sunday February 28, 2:00pm
The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley has announced that it will hold its annual meeting and volunteer recognition event on Sunday, February 28 at 2pm. 2016 marks the 40th season for the theater and this year is being touted as the “Ruby Jubilee.”
The Board of Directors invites anyone who has volunteered their time (ushers, parkers, actors, set-builders, etc.) made a donation or even attended a show over the years. This is a family-friendly event and children are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Lofte Artistic Director Kevin Colbert says, “The memories of the last forty years are like a tidal wave, so many people, so many stories and so much history. However, my greatest satisfaction is seeing the family and friends of a performer rush the stage after a show and tell an actor how much they enjoyed a performance. It’s a feeling of self worth that can last someone a lifetime.”
Lofte Treasurer Ken Patry will present financials. Ticket Booth Manager, Jean Colbert will give an attendance report. Elections will be held for board vacancies. Kevin Colbert will review 2015 and present previews of 2016 and 2017 seasons. The Lofte will also acknowledge the three most valued volunteers for the past year.
MURRAY FREEDOM FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2016
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
CONESTOGA ELEMENTARY CAFETERIA
104 E. HIGH ST.
Your 'FREE-WILL' DONATION is
Proceeds of this event will be used for this year's 4th of July
FREEDOM FESTIVAL in Murray.
Hot sausage gravy and flaky biscuits
Sizzling sausage links
Juice, Coffee and Tea
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Murray Freedom Festival!
Looking for Someone who would like some Extra Money
10 to 15 hours a Month at $10.00 an hour
Looking for a Person who has computer skills and is familiar with Microsoft Office Products – Word, Publisher, and PowerPoint. A Person with an eye for detail.
Responsibilities – helping to prepare Bulletins, PowerPoint Slideshows all for Sunday Morning Worship Service and our Monthly Church Newsletter.
Hours are Flexible
Please Submit Resume to
Ebenezer United Methodist Church
220 Kansas St.
Pastor Joan Frenzel 402-310-3015
The City of Louisville is accepting applications for part-time Senior Center Manager. Some responsibilities include serving prepared meals to senior citizens, administrative duties, schedule events and activities for seniors and recruit new members. Job position is open until filled. Applications can be obtained from the City of Louisville, 210 Main St., PO Box 370, Louisville, NE 68037 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone 402-234-7705. Applications may also be downloaded at www.louisvillenebraska.comunder the “government” section. Return completed application to the City Clerk at the above address. E.O.E.
VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE
1st Friday of the Month-Eagle (Community Center)- 1-5pm
2nd Friday of the Month-Weeping Water (Library)- 1-5pm
3rd Friday of the Month-Greenwood (Library)- 1-5pm
Please call our office @ 402-296-9368 to schedule an appointment
IRISH MUSIC CONCERT
Greenblatt & Seay Schoolhouse Performance
Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse
March 13, 2:30pm
Admission: $10 adults -$5 children & senior - $1 children
The concert will be downstairs, and followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with the performers. Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur, one mile south of Highway 34
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:
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Community Sustaining Sponsors 2016