Springfield Wednesday Newsletter: April 17, 2019

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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.gov/file-consumer-complaint, call the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 or contact their local police department. For more information on Nebraska’s flood recovery, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4420.


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.gov or visit SBA at www.SBA.gov/disaster.


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305 North 3rd Street, Springfield

Pastor Ken Hessel

Holy Week Services

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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!

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Programs offered:

Sixers Campus Life club for 6th grade students at Westmont

Campus Life club at Platteview Junior High

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For more info: Platteview Campus


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Springfield Days Planning Meeting

Time to Get Organized!

April 25, 7:00pm @

Springfield Memorial Library

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

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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


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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.)

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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Searching for Everett and Chidester family

Located in and around Union, NE

The following note was emailed to the Union, NE newsletter editor:

Hello,  we are planning a trip to your town in sept.  We are looking for our ancestors.  Everett,  and Chidester.   The Everetts, settled there about  1860.   John Everett came there from England  around 1860  and bought a farm.  He had a son named cluadius  who had a son named Edward, who had a son named Austin. Any way  if you could help us find some of our family  it would be great to meet as many as we could.  Thank you,  I look forward to your reply.    Ken Everett,  in Montana. Please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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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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