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!
BLOOD DRIVE THANK YOU
Although we did not get close to our goal, myself and the Red Cross want to thank all who donated and made the attempt to donate. We collected 34 units, which is good at this busy time of the year. As usual, I want to thank all in community who help make this happen and a special thanks to my neighbor Mike who help finish the drive for me in order for me to get on a family vacation earlier.
Please mark your Calendars for the next drive Sunday Sept. 18th.
Thanks Ralph & the Red Cross
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
ANNUAL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Vacation Bible School at the First United Methodist Church of Springfield. Our VBS will run from Sunday July 24- Thursday July 28 6:00-8:15 p.m. Come join us at the surf shack to catch the wave of God's amazing love! Register your child now at: 2016.cokesburyvbs.com/sprfumc
INAUGURAL 9/10/11U POST SEASON BASEBALL TOURNAMENT (AND COACHES HOME RUN DERBY)
July 8-10, 2016
City Park and Springfield Elementary
Admission is FREE!
Come out to see some great baseball, cheer on our young players and grab some snacks at the concession stand.
10U vs 11U City Park 6pm
9U E vs 9U R Springfield Elementary 6pm
9U E vs 11U City Park 9am
9U R vs 10U City Park 11am
9U E vs 10U City Park 3pm
9U R vs 11U City Park 5pm
Consolation Game City Park noon
Championship Game City Park 2pm
Coaches Home Run Derby City Park 4pm
Master Gardeners are available to answer all your gardening questions every Thursday at the Sarpy County Fairgrounds from 9:00am-12:00pm.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Sarpy County Fair
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD
17111 S 138th St
Springfield, NE 68059
(Nebraska Law stipulates that no outside alcohol can be brought onto the premise.)
Friday night Music
$5 cover charge
7:00 – 9:30pm –
Band: Private Stock
Sunday Acoustic Music!
No cover charge - music is from 2-5 pm.
Music: Rick Spurgin
Check out upcoming performers and events at www.soaringwingswine.com!
See You at the Winery!
The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.
Blood donations have fallen short of hospital needs for the past few months, resulting in about 39,000 fewer donations than what’s needed, as well as a significant draw down of the overall Red Cross blood supply. In addition, the Independence Day holiday may have caused many regular donors to postpone donations due to vacation plans. A recent Red Cross poll revealed that more than 75 percent of donors surveyed indicated vacation plans this summer, many of them occurring the weeks before and after July 4.
“Right now, blood products are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in, which is why we are making this emergency request for donations,” said Anna Sanderson, Donor Recruitment Director of the Midwest Blood Services Region. “Donations are urgently needed now to meet the needs of hospital patients in the coming days and weeks. If you’ve thought about giving blood and helping to save lives, now is the time to do it. It’s the blood donations on the shelves that help save lives when an emergency occurs.”
How to Help
To schedule an appointment to donate, use the free Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). The Red Cross is extending hours at many donation sites to allow for more donors to make an appointment to give. Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire are encouraged to avoid longer wait times. Donors with all blood types are needed.
Those unable to give can still help by encouraging others to give through a SleevesUp virtual blood drive at redcrossblood.org/sleevesup, giving of their time through volunteerism or making a financial donation to support Red Cross humanitarian work across the country and around the world.
Who Blood Donations Help
Every two seconds in the United States blood and platelets are needed to respond to patient emergencies, including accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant procedures, and patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease. The Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood and platelet donations every day for patients at about 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide.
Because of generous donors, the Red Cross is able to provide blood products to patients like 11-year-old Mae Rainey, who needs regular blood transfusions as part of her treatment for a blood disorder.
“I am very grateful for the opportunities that the Red Cross has given us to get her to her healthiest state,” said Caleb Rainey, Mae’s older brother.
Watch Mae’s story to learn how blood donations can make a lifesaving difference.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Sarpy County:
7/6/2016: 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Bellevue Public Library, 1003 Lincoln Rd
7/7/2016: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Nebraska Medicine, 2500 Bellevue Medical Center Dr.
7/9/2016: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bellevue Public Library, 1003 Lincoln Rd
7/11/2016: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 104 Galvin Road North
7/22/2016: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Twin Creek Cinema 16, Hwy 370 & 36th St
7/23/2016: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., St. Matthew Catholic Church, 12210 S. 36th Street
7/25/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Thanksgiving Lutheran Church, 3702 370th Plaza
7/18/2016: 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 153 South McKenna Avenue
7/5/2016: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Cabela's, 12703 Westport Parkway
7/7/2016: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., LaVista Public Library, 9110 Giles Rd
7/9/2016: 7:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7706 S 96th st.
7/16/2016: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., LaVista Public Library, 9110 Giles Rd
Offutt Air Force Base
7/14/2016: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Patriot Club, 914 SAC Blvd Bldg #462
7/9/2016: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 330 W Halleck
7/9/2016: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lowes-72nd Street, 8707 S 71st Plaza
7/11/2016: 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Midlands Hospital, 11111 South 84 St.
7/13/2016: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Papillion Masonic Center, 105 W. Centennial Road
7/16/2016: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, 248 Olson Dr
7/23/2016: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Walmart Papillion, 8525 S. 71st Plaza
TO DONATE WITH PAYPAL:
CLICK HERE: STEVE'S FIGHT
PILLAGE THE VILLAGE
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH
*CRAFTERS, DSM VENDORS
*BIKE SHOW PARTICIPANTS
*CAR SHOW PARTICIPANTS
*KICK BALL TEAMS (CHILDREN’S DIVISION)
*KICK BALL TEAMS (ADULT DIVISION)
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
~The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
James M. Barrie
Thanks to all Springfield E-Newsletter readers.
PLEASE HELP THE EDITOR!
Community Sustaining Sponsors 2016