Springfield Wednesday Newsletter: February 6, 2019

UMC Kids Club’s newly updated schedule:

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Springfield Days Planning Meeting

Time to Get Organized!

February 28, 7:00pm @

Springfield Memorial Library

Everyone is welcome to volunteer. For more info, email:

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 Springfield Memorial Library events:


Great Springfield Read Directions

Great Springfield Read List

Vote daily at:

Great Springfield Reads

Milk Cookie reading

 chili cook off

Teen After Hours Party Feb 2019

valentine crafts

Valentine Storytime 2018


SYAA Rec Baseball & Softball 2019 Registration

is now open!

Register before Feb 15, 2019 to avoid a late fee.

Register at: http://platteviewjrtrojans.com

For Baseball questions email Travis Ryley: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For Softball questions email Pamela Stehlik: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Springfield Soccer Club has a new website.

Sign up for teams, uniforms and more! 

Check it out: SSAP



VFW Community Breakfast is back and will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 8:00 am to noon at the Legion Hall, 166 S. 2nd Street in Springfield.  Dine on pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, ham and sausage.  Milk, juice and coffee will round out the meal.  Cost is $7.00 for adults, which includes a $1.50 donation and $3.50 for the youngsters under 12.  Breakfasts will be held on the last Sunday of each month, now through April.

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The Sarpy/Cass Health Department offers free transportation assistance to women with a mammogram appointment. The service includes home pick up, hospital/clinic drop off, and return home drop off. Eligibility includes women aged 40-75 years living in Sarpy or Cass counties. Please call the Health Department at 402-537-6968 for more information.


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(Nebraska Law stipulates that no outside alcohol can be brought onto the premise.)

Sunday Acoustic Afternoon!

February 10: Rick Spurgin

No cover charge – music from 2:00 -5:00pm.

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

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The American Red Cross is reissuing its emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give now after multiple snow storms, frigid temperatures and the government shutdown further reduced lifesaving donations. Local blood donation sites are scheduled in Sarpy County:


2/1/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Bellevue West High School, 1501 Thurston Avenue

2/2/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Outback Steakhouse, 10408 S 15th St

2/6/2019: 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Bellevue Public Library, 1003 Lincoln Rd

2/9/2019: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bellevue Public Library, 1003 Lincoln Rd

2/11/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Thanksgiving Lutheran Church, 3702 370th Plaza

2/16/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Church of the Holy Spirit Episcopal, 1305 Thomas Drive


2/4/2019: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Patrick Catholic Church, 508 Angus Street

La Vista

2/7/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., LaVista Public Library, 9110 Giles Rd

2/15/2019: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Baxter Toyota LaVista, 7204 S 124th Circle

2/16/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., LaVista Public Library, 9110 Giles Rd


2/3/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Celebration Covenant Church, 16868 Giles Road

2/8/2019: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Cabela's, 12703 Westport Parkway

2/9/2019: 6:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ, Harrison Street, 6820 S 164th Ave

2/19/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Papio-Missouri River NRD / Chalco Hills, 8901 S 154th St

2/22/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Bryan High School, 4700 Giles Road

2/22/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Bryan High School, 4700 Giles Road


2/2/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Lowes-72nd Street, 8707 S 71st Plaza

2/7/2019: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sarpy, 1111 E.First Street

2/13/2019: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Papillion Masonic Center, 105 W. Centennial Road

2/16/2019: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 330 W Halleck

2/23/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Papillion Middle School, 423 S. Washington Street

2/23/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Walmart Papillion, 8525 S. 71st Plaza

2/23/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Texas Roadhouse, 7302 Olson Drive


2/24/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Fire Hall, 505 S. 1st St.

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. 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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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 and platelet donors can 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, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPassor use the Blood Donor App.


Gov. Ricketts Announces Matt Mason as

New State Poet

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Gov. Ricketts has named Matt Mason as Nebraska’s next State Poet.

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Matt Mason of Omaha has been designated as Nebraska’s next State Poet.  The selection process was led by the Nebraska Arts Council, Humanities Nebraska, and the Nebraska Library Commission, a group of state agencies and organizations that together presented finalists to the Governor for consideration.  Mason will be installed as Nebraska State Poet 2019-2023 during a ceremony that will be announced at a later date.

“From Willa Cather to Ted Kooser, Nebraska has been home to many talented authors, artists, and poets,” said Governor Ricketts.  “As our next State Poet, Matt will help celebrate Nebraska and bring our state together around our shared love of the Good Life.”

The Nebraska State Poet is selected based on artistic excellence and exemplary professionalism demonstrated by significant publications and special honors, an established history of community service in the advancement of poetry in Nebraska, and the ability to present poetry and interact effectively with a public audience.

Mason is executive director of the Nebraska Writers Collective, through which he has run the Louder Than a Bomb: Great Plains youth poetry festival each year since 2011.  He is a former board president of the Nebraska Center for the Book and has served as the Nebraska State Coordinator for Poetry Out Loud, a Poetry Foundation/National Education Association program.  He also edits PoetryMenu.com, a listing of every poetry event in the state of Nebraska.

Additionally, Mason has won a Pushcart Prize and two Nebraska Book Awards (for Poetry in 2007 and Anthology in 2006) for his own work.  He represented Nebraska as a member of six teams at the National Poetry Slam, and he represented the United States as an organizer of the U.S. Department of State poetry programing in Romania, Nepal, Botswana, and Belarus.

“Poetry and poetry advocacy have been my life's real project, so being honored like this is amazing and humbling,” Mason said.  “I hope to get into communities around the state to do readings with authors there.  I want to get to the different counties, to the Air Force Base, to different crowds and bring entertaining poetry as well as remind everyone of the poets already there in their communities.”

As Nebraska State Poet, Mason will serve a five-year renewable term as an advocate for poetry, literacy, and literature in Nebraska.  His duties will include giving public presentations and readings, leading workshops and discussions, and providing other outreach in schools, libraries, literary festivals, and various venues in rural and urban communities throughout the state.

The position of Nebraska Poet Laureate was established in 1921 when John G. Neihardt, whose most famous work includes “Black Elk Speaks” and “Cycle of the West,” was appointed by the Legislature.  In 1982, William Kloefkorn was appointed as Nebraska State Poet by Governor Charles Thone.  Kloefkorn served as State Poet for 29 years until his death in May 2011.  Twyla M. Hansen, winner of two Nebraska Book Awards and co-director of the website, “Poetry from the Plains: A Nebraska Perspective,” served from 2013-2018.

To learn more about Matt Mason, visit his website at matt.midverse.com or his official page at the Humanities Nebraska website by clicking here.  For information about hosting the state poet with the Nebraska Arts Council’s “Presenting the State Poet” grants, visit artscouncil.nebraska.gov or contact the office at (402) 595-2122.


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Feb 16 - Kathy Dovel & Friends

March 2 - Rayne Magill & Plum Tuckered

March 16 - Elaine Behrends & Friends

March 30 - Jeanette Hill & August Moon Band

April 13 - Al Kelley & Reilly Creek Band

April 27 - Rick Stephens & Friends




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Brownbagging with the Birds
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Lofte Community Theatre Announces

2019 Season Productions


Calendar Girls
By Tim Firth
Performances: April 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14
Auditions: February 25 & 26 7 PM

The Voice of the Prairie
By John Olive
Performances: May 31, June 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9
Auditions: April 15 & 16 7 PM

Gilbert and Sullivan's
The Pirates of Penzance
Performances: July 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, August 1, 2, 3, 4
Auditions: June 2 & 3 7 PM

Of Mice and Men
By John Steinbeck
Performances: September 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15
Auditions: July 21 & 22 7 PM

The 39 Steps
By Patrick Barlow, John Buchan
Performances: October 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27
Auditions: July 29 & 30 7 PM

In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People
(That Should be Shot)
By Steve Franco
Performances: December 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22
Auditions: October 21 & 22 7 PM

Details at www.lofte.com


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