Springfield Wednesday Newsletter: March 13, 2019

Edible Book Festival




Programs offered:

Sixers Campus Life club for 6th grade students at Westmont

Campus Life club at Platteview Junior High

Campus Life club at Platteview High

For more info: Platteview Campus Life


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MARCH 15 & 22, APRIL 5 & 12

5:00 – 7:30PM


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JUNE 7 & 8

Springfield Days Planning Meeting

Time to Get Organized!

March 28, 7:00pm @

Springfield Memorial Library

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

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VFW Community Breakfast is back and will be held on Sunday, March 24, 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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LUSCI Coaches Training March 28


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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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Sunday Acoustic Afternoon!

March 17: Grace’s Duo

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

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

See You at the Winery!


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E-cigarette found by youth in Papillion City Park during “Bag the Butts” on World No Tobacco Day 2018

E-Cigs & Youth: Harming Brain Development with Each Puff
Brain Awareness Week kicks off March 11

Papillion, NE – Have you seen your kid’s USB flash drive laying around lately? It could actually be an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) and contain nicotine.

Brain Awareness Week kicks off March 11 and Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands (T.E.A.M.) wants to remind parents and youth that there is no safe amount of nicotine for youth. Because brain development is underway until age 25, youth nicotine use can damage parts of the brain that control attention, learning, mood and impulse control.

Across the country, youth e-cigarette use is on the rise, particularly among middle and high school students.  In 2017, 9.4% of Nebraska youth reported using an e-cigarette in the last 30 days, surpassing the youth cigarette smoking rate

 “Part of the problem is that many youth don’t realize that e-cigarettes contain nicotine and without that knowledge of risk, the variety of fruit and candy flavors can seem very appealing,” said Autumn Sky Burns, T.E.A.M. Coordinator-Sarpy. “But it is the low emissions and discreet size that make it difficult for parents to detect when their child is using e-cigarettes.”

Parents play a very important role in preventing continued growth of this public health threat. Parents can:

  • Learn about the different types of e-cigarettes and risk of e-cigarette use for young people at https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/.
  • Adopt tobacco-free rules, including e-cigarettes in their home and vehicle.
  • Let their child know they want them to stay away from e-cigarettes because they are not safe. Seek help from healthcare providers and get involved.

“Setting an example for kids by being tobacco-free is another way to help prevent youth from starting,” said Becky Smart, T.E.A.M. Coordinator-Cass ,  “If you use tobacco, it is never too late to quit.”

For Nebraskans over 18, looking for help quitting tobacco, call the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669). The Quitline is free and confidential, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.


Red Cross: Severe shortage of type O blood

HBO, Red Cross partner to offer sweepstakes, T-shirts to donors and Game of Thrones fans

The American Red Cross has a severe shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors – as well as eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types – to give now to ensure lifesaving patient care isn’t impacted this winter.

Type O blood is the most in-demand blood type, helping patients facing life-threatening conditions and emergencies every day. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is what emergency room personnel reach for when there’s no time to determine a patient’s blood type. Type O positive blood is also especially needed because it is the most transfused blood type and can be given to Rh-positive patients of any blood type.

Having a readily available blood supply is critical for patients like Luna Giles, who at the age of 1 1/2 has already underwent two heart surgeries and required over a dozen transfusions.

“Each time, the nurse would bring in a bag of blood for her transfusion, I noticed a small label on each one that said ‘Donation Type: Volunteer,’” said Luna’s mom, Jessie Giles. “It made me think about each individual who donated blood for my daughter. I would never know who those individuals were, and they would never see the effect their donation had. But each of those individuals, strangers to us, absolutely saved my daughter's life. They may never know it, but to me, they are heroes.”

Right now, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of most blood types, and blood products are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in. Recent snowstorms and severe weather in many parts of the country have forced hundreds of blood drive cancellations, causing more than 20,000 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected.

Individuals of all blood types – especially type O – are asked to make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

HBO and Red Cross invite Game of Thrones fans to Bleed #ForTheThrone

To celebrate the final season of Game of Thrones, HBO and the Red Cross have partnered to ask fans and blood donors to Bleed #ForTheThrone this March. This is the largest blood donation promotional effort by an entertainment company in Red Cross history – with six days of coordinated giving March 7-12 from fans and blood donors at blood drives in 43 states across the U.S., including an immersive blood drive experience at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.

As part of the partnership, fans who come to donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross now through March 17 will automatically be entered for a chance to win one of five trips to the season 8 world premiere of Game of Thrones. The trip includes travel for two, up to two nights hotel accommodations and a $250 gift card for expenses. Terms and conditions apply and are available at RedCrossBlood.org/HBOGameofThrones.*

Additionally, those who come to donate March 7-12 will also receive exclusive Game of Thrones swag including a T-shirt, stickers to unlock a unique Snapchat filter and other items, while supplies last.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Feb. 25-March 31

Local blood donation sites are scheduled in Sarpy County:


3/22/2019: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Bellevue East High School, 1401 High School Drive

La Vista

3/16/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., LaVista Public Library, 9110 Giles Rd

3/25/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Educational Services Unit #3, 6949 S. 110th St.

3/27/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., La Vista Health Fair, 8110 Park View Blvd.

Offutt Air Force Base

3/14/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Offutt Air Force Base, 914 Sac Blvd, Building #462


3/29/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Amber Pharmacy, 10004 S 152nd St A


3/13/2019: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Papillion Masonic Center, 105 W. Centennial Road

3/27/2019: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., St. Martha Episcopal Church, 780 Pinnacle Drive

3/30/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Reality Church, 10695 Portal Rd

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/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.







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March 16 - Elaine Behrends & Friends

March 30 - Jeanette Hill & August Moon Band

April 13 - Al Kelley & Reilly Creek Band

April 27 - Rick Stephens & Friends



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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