VFW COMMUNITY BREAKFAST
VFW Community Breakfast is back and will be held on Sunday, April 28, 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.
Nebraskans: Be Alert to Disaster-Related Scams and Fraud
LINCOLN, Neb. – As Nebraskans work to recover from March flooding, they should be on guard for suspicious activity involving potential fraud, scam artists and other criminals who prey on disaster survivors.
The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge survivors to be aware of the following examples of common post-disaster fraud activities to help avoid becoming a victim:
Fraudulent phone calls or home visits
Individuals may falsely claim to be from FEMA or another government agency, but do not have proper photo identification. To guard against this, know that:
- Survivors will be asked to provide their Social Security number and banking information only when registering for FEMA assistance. They should never give this information to contractors.
- Ask to see the inspector’s identification badge. A FEMA or U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) shirt or jacket is not proof of someone’s affiliation with the government. Federal employees and contractors carry official photo identification.
- FEMA inspectors will already have an applicants’ nine-digit FEMA registration number when they arrive for inspection.
- FEMA inspectors will never ask for banking or other personal information.
- If in doubt, survivors should not give out any information.
Fake offers of federal aid
A phone or in-person solicitor may promise to speed up the insurance, disaster assistance or building-permit process for a fee. Other scam artists promise a disaster grant and ask for large cash deposits or advance payments in full.
- Federal workers do not solicit or accept money.
- FEMA and SBA staffers will never charge applicants for disaster assistance, inspections or for assisting individuals in filling out applications.
Fraudulent building contractors
Disasters also attract fraudulent contractors who offer to begin work immediately and request a cash advance payment. When hiring a contractor:
- Residents should only use licensed local contractors who have reliable references. Get written estimates from at least three contractors that include the cost of labor and materials.
- Residents should insist that contractors carry general liability insurance and workers’ compensation coverage.
Dishonest pleas for donations
Dishonest solicitors may play on the emotions of disaster survivors. These solicitations may come by phone, email, letter or face-to-face.
- Residents should verify legitimate solicitations by asking for the charity’s exact name, street address, phone number and website address, then phone the organization directly and confirm that the person asking for funds is an employee or volunteer.
- Residents should not pay donations with cash.
- Residents should request a receipt with the organization’s name, street address and phone number.
Residents who suspect they may be victims of fraud can use the website at protectthegoodlife.nebraska.
FEMA's mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has faced discrimination, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362, voice/VP/711. Multilingual operators are available. TTY users may call 800-462-7585.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955. TTY users may also call 800-877-8339. Applicants may also email disastercustomerservice@sba.
Our Reedmer Lutheran Church
305 North 3rd Street, Springfield
Pastor Ken Hessel
Holy Week Services
Springfield First United Methodist Church
480 Main Street
Maundy Thursday 7:00 pm
Good Friday 7:00 pm followed by Prayer Vigil
Easter Sunrise Service 6:30 am, 8:30 & 10:45 Services!
PLATTEVIEW CAMPUS LIFE
YOUTH FOR CHRIST
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
CRAFT & VENDOR FAIR
SATURDAY JUNE 8, 10AM - 4PM
SATURDAY JUNE 8, 2PM
Springfield Days Planning Meeting
Time to Get Organized!
April 25, 7:00pm @
Springfield Memorial Library
Everyone is welcome to volunteer. For more info, email:
Find out What’s Happening
at Springfield Platteview Community Schools
Please Join Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands (T.E.A.M.) at CHI Health Midlands Hospital in the Smith Suite.
Thursday, April 25th, 2019, 11:30 AM — 12:30 PM
This month’s community coalition meeting will feature Chrissy Tonkinson, MPH, Research Coordinator at Voices for Children in Nebraska. She is responsible for data collection, analysis, and compilation of the Kids Count in Nebraska annual report and development and support of any additional Voices for Children in Nebraska research projects. Chrissy holds a Master’s of Public Health Degree in Biostatistics from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Public Health.
Please feel free to bring a friend or forward to other interested parties, a light lunch will beprovided to learn more visit www.TEAMTobaccoFree.org
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.
SOARING WINGS VINEYARD & BREWING
17111 S 138th St
Springfield, NE 68059
(Nebraska Law stipulates that no outside alcohol can be brought onto the premise.)
Friday Night Music Returns!
April 19: John Worsham
7:00 – 9:30p.m.
$5.00 cover charge
Sunday Acoustic Afternoon!
April 21: Closed for Easter
April 28: Pril & Johnny
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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Located in and around Union, NE
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CORNHUSKER COUNTRY MUSIC THEATER
(a NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION)
2019 SPRING & SUMMER SATURDAY SHOW SCHEDULE:
April 27 - Rick Stephens & Friends
May 11 - Almost Good with John and Bonnie Stephens
May 25 - Alex Vanderbeak & Friends
June 8 - Rayne McGill & Friends
June 22 - Frank Bigelow Group
July 6 - Down Home Band
July 20 - Roger Roberts & Friends
August 3 - Lucas Minor & Friends
August 17 - Larry Hanson & Company
Lofte Community Theatre
2019 Season Productions
The Voice of the Prairie
By John Olive
Performances: May 31, June 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9
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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