Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - June 15, 2016






Balloon Launch at Splash Pad dedication for late Mayor Mike Dill



 Springfield History Talk



Vendors fill the Community Building



Show N' Shine Car Show



Sand Coin Dig at Springfield State Bank



Lining up for the Grand Parade






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Your next Springfield Community Blood Drive is schedule for Sunday June 26th. Time 8:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M. at the Fire Hall. Please mark your calendars.  You can schedule at www.redcrossblood.org or call Ralph at 402-253-8301. As side note: I am looking for help in running this and future drives, if interested call. As usual, thanks for your previous donations and hope to see you the 26th.




Congratulations to Miss Emily Dahlgren of Springfield for coming in first in the Early Childhood Education and Development competition for the state-wide SkillsUSA conference. Emily is 15 and a sophomore at Papillion La Vista South High School. In June she will be going to the National SkillsUSA competition in Louisville, Kentucky. Way to go Emily - WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU  


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Master Gardeners are available to answer all your gardening questions every Thursday at the Sarpy County Fairgrounds from 9:00am-12:00pm.


43rd Army Band Concert 2016


Veterans Concert

Enjoy an evening of FREE, LIVE Music! The Nebraska National Guard’s 43rd Army Band will be performing at Urban Park, Springfield, Nebraska on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

            The 43rd Army Band is commanded by Chief Warrant Officer Brian Anderson and consists of citizen soldiers who bring a wide variety of skills, talents and longevity to the unit. These soldiers hold a variety of civilian jobs and skills that contribute a great deal to the Band’s success. This group meets one weekend a month and 15 days during the summer to rehearse and fulfill military training requirements.

            The 43rd Army Band is the Nebraska National Guard’s musical ambassadors performing at a variety of community and military events throughout the state. During annual training the 43rd Army Band either replaces a full-time Army band on an active Army installation or supports local communities and recruiters .  

            The Colonel George S. Howard “Citation of Musical Excellence” is awarded to active duty, reserve, or national guard bands by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. Even though this is an annual award, military bands are only considered for this award every three years. The 43rd Army Band leads all active and reserve component bands with eight consecutive citations spanning 24 years of musical excellence.

Bring your lawn chairs, bug spray and if you need assistance we are here to help!


           To schedule an interview, please contact either:

CW3 Brian Anderson                           or                                 1SG Eric Fahrlander

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Friday night Music

$5 cover charge

June 17

7:00 9:30pm

Band: Out Loud

Sunday Acoustic Music!

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

Music: Sam & Bekah

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

See You at the Winery!



Climb Out 2016

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Postpartum Progress Holds Fourth Annual Climb Out of the Darkness ®

Climbs held worldwide to raise awareness of maternal mental health disorders

Climb Out of the Darkness®, the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental health disorders, will hold a regional Climb in Omaha, Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 10 am at Chalco Hills Recreation Area in Omaha, Nebraska.

Survivors of postpartum depression (PPD), anxiety, OCD and psychosis from all over the world – dubbed Warrior Moms – climb, hike or walk together at a local mountain or park to symbolize their collective rise out of the darkness as well as to raise funds for Postpartum Progress, a nonprofit organization and online community of support resources for women around the world.

This is the fourth annual Climb Out of the Darkness®, always held around the longest day of the year to shine the most possible light on maternal mental illness. In 2015, more than 2,500 participants joined Climbs in 45 states and five countries around the world, up from 200 participants in the inaugural 2013 Climb.

All moms, families and friends are invited to participate. Participants must register prior to the event.

To register for the event, please visit www.sarpycasshealthdepartment.org.

For more information, please contact Michelle Leahy, local Climb Leader at the Sarpy/Cass Department of Health and Wellness at 402-339-4334 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Red Cross

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a lifesaving blood transfusion. The Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood donations every day to meet the needs of patients at 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide.

Donors of all blood types are currently needed. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood or platelets, 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:


6/23/2016: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bellevue East High School, 1401 High School Dr.

La Vista

6/18/2016: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., LaVista Public Library, 9110 Giles Rd.

6/25/2016: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., LaVista Community Center, 8116 Parkview Blvd.


6/26/2016: 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 543 N. Jefferson

6/27/2016: 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Calvary Christian Church ShadowLake, 1510 Papillion Dr.


6/26/2016: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Fire Hall, 505 S. 1st St.

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.



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Lofte Community Theatre

Missoula Children’s Theatre Auditions for ‘Rapunzel’

Ready or not, here they come!  It’s time for the summer children’s theater event at the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley.  In cooperation with the Missoula Children’s Theatre, the Lofte will be holding auditions for this year’s production of “Rapunzel."  Rest assured, there are several parts available for both boys and girls. 

Auditions take place at the Lofte on Monday morning, June 13 beginning at 10am.  Please arrive by 9:45 to allow time for registration.  Children who will be entering first grade through the seventh grade are eligible.  There are parts for approximately 60 children as well as opportunities for Assistant Directors and Light Booth operators.  The cast list will be announced at noon, immediately following the audition process.  While not all actors are required for all rehearsal times, all children should have a clear schedule June 13-18, 10am-2:30pm. 

There will be two public performances on Saturday, June 18, 3pm & 6pm.    Adult tickets are $10 and children are $8.  Tickets are free for all Lofte season ticket holders.   
This is an amazing experience for the kids and the Lofte is proud to be able to host it.  Special thanks goes out to Pinnacle Bank in Louisville for their sponsorship.  Those with questions may contact Anne Pope at 
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This is an open invitation to you, your children, or to your group's organization to be a part of this year's FREEDOM FESTIVAL parade on July 4th in Murray!

Drive your go-cart, antique tractor, motorcycle, new or classic car, or ride your new bike or even a unicycle.  If you want to walk on stilts as 'Uncle Sam', do cartwheels down the parade route, show off your martial arts skills, or bring your uniformed baseball, softball or soccer team, come on over to Murray and get in line for the parade.  Get your friends at youth or church group to help decorate a truck or flatbed, then pile on the float and get in line!  

NO pre-registration required, just show up and get in line.  There is no cost to participate.  Parade line-up begins at 6 p.m. with emergency vehicles, (police, fire and rescue), starting at Railroad Avenue, south of Young street.  All other entries are to line up at the east parking lot of Conestoga Elementary School, 104 East High Street, Murray, NE.  From the school, entrants will go one block east, to the grain elevator, falling in behind the emergency vehicles, turning west on Young Street and ending at Young Memorial Park.  The route is about 8-9 blocks long.

Any questions, please feel free to contact parade coordinator, Geo at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402 679 5879.

Hope to see you in the parade!


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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 to begin July 24 and will run 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 as over 60% of our CASA children are males.  If you are interested, please contact Debbie Green at (402) 296-9521; 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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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

~Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.

-         Samuel Johnson

Thanks to all Springfield E-Newsletter readers. 

Connie Manzer


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Sun Mar 24 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
VFW Breakfast
Thu Mar 28 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Springfield Days meeting
Sat Mar 30 @ 7:30AM - 11:00AM
Midlands Community Health Fair
Fri Apr 05 @ 5:00PM - 07:30PM
St. Joseph Lenten Fish Fry
Fri Apr 12 @ 5:00PM - 07:30PM
St. Joseph Lenten Fish Fry
Sat Apr 13 @ 9:00AM - 01:00PM
Library Used Book Sale
Thu Apr 18 @ 7:00PM -
Library History program
Thu Apr 25 @ 7:00AM - 08:00PM
Springfield Days meeting
Sun Apr 28 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
Community Blood Drive
Mon Apr 29 @ 5:30PM - 08:00PM
Do the Trail @ Main & Railroad Streets

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