Springfield Wednesday Newsletter: July 10, 2019


Bring Family, Friends & Lawn Chairs. Celebrate!

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Drinking Water Open House 


Springfield First United Methodist Church is hosting To Mars and Beyond VBS for all children preschool-6th grade.  July 21-25 6:00-8:15 pm.  Register now at tmab.cokesburyvbs.com/sprfumc


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2019 Winners

Photo L to R:

Autumn Sky Burns, T.E.A.M Coordinator; Rebekah Smart, T.E.A.M. Coordinator; Travis Moore, Village of Eagle Board of Trustees Chairperson; Emily Sarcone, CHI Cancer Center Outreach Coordinator; Kathleen Gottsch, City of Springfield City Administrator; Kevin Miller, CHI Health Midlands/Lakeside President; Cheeky Monkey “Bag the Butts” Team – Partridge Family

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Contact: Autumn Sky Burns, T.E.A.M. Coordinator, (402) 593-3022

Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands Honors Community

(Papillion, NE) – It was a full house for Tobacco Education & Advocacy of the Midlands’ (T.E.A.M.) 3rd Annual Awards Luncheon at CHI Health Midlands in Papillion on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Dr. Brian King, a deputy director for research translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focused his keynote address on the epidemic of teenage vaping and e-cigarettes. T.E.A.M. also presented awards to organizations and communities for their work in tobacco prevention and education.

Awards presented were:

  • Advocate of the Year: Gary Wokenfuss, Weeping Water Middle School/High School principal
  • Business of the Year: CHI Health.
  • Community of the Year: Springfield, NE
  • Outdoor Recreation Facility of the Year: Village of Eagle, NE
  • Partner of the Year: Emily Sarcone, CHI Health Cancer Center Outreach Coordinator.
  • World No Tobacco Day “Bag the Butts” team award: Cheeky Monkey; Partridge Family.

At the conclusion of the luncheon, Don Priester from Green Bellevue, honored the T.E.A.M. coalition with an Environment Champion Award.

T.E.A.M. is a community coalition of more than sixty local organizations that works to create healthy, tobacco-free areas for our community to enjoy. They meet on the 4th Thursday of the month at 11:30pm at CHI Health Midlands (11111 S. 84th St, Papillion) in the Smith Suite. For more information, visit www.TeamTobaccoFree.org.



Springfield Cemetery is asking for donations to pave the cemetery streets. Every other year it costs $9000 to resurface the asphalt. To raise $100,000 to install pavement a Go Fund Me page is set up. Please help: https://www.gofundme.com/springfield-cemetary-association

Donations can also be sent to:

Springfield Cemetery Association

c/o Rod Nielsen

15484 So. 108th Street

Springfield, NE 68059

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Mindfulness Mondays

Join Certified Yoga and Tai Chi Instructor, Lisa Kallhoff for a wonderful beginning to your week with 2 opportunities to practice Mindfulness. Mindfulness is the intentional practice of noticing what is happening in our present moment experiences. This free 45 minute class is an introduction to the practices of Mindfulness and Gentle Movement to nurture Body, Mind and Spirit, benefitting overall health and well being. We practice Centering, Gentle Movement and Meditation. Class meets every Monday from 7:00 - 7:45 am and 5:30 to 6:15 pm at Springfield First United Methodist Church Sanctuary. If you have any questions, please call Lisa at, 402-238-7994.


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

Friday Night Music

July 12: Radio Pilot

7:00 – 9:30p.m.

$5.00 cover charge

Saturday July 13, 3:00-10:00p.m.

Annual Tribute Festival: Tickets $10

Sunday Acoustic Afternoon!

July 7: Elton Dan & the Rocket Band

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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(Editorial by Connie Manzer)

Last year after, yet, another air conditioner unit breakdown, the technician informed us that we should be thinking about replacing our HVAC system. We made it through last year’s summer on a hope and a prayer. Before this year’s hot muggy weather arrived, the hunt was on for a new system. After careful consideration, we had an installation date. Just a short week away we realized the air conditioner was not working. The fuse box had burned up! Horrors!!! No nice cool home for a whole week! We hauled in a stored away window unit for our bedroom because sleeping hot is not cool! Thank goodness we have fans for the rest of the house to help with suffering through the Nebraska heat and humidity.

Now I am going to sound like an old-timer, but we grew up without any air conditioning. I was a kid so maybe it didn’t bother me so much. Mom and Dad had a few tricks to cool down: ice on your wrists, afternoon rests, fans in every room, sit under the shade of a tree, light and easy dinners, cool drinks, plus we just got acclimated to the heat. Imagine what was it like before electricity without fans or no ice from a refrigerator. We are just so lucky today with our warm houses and vehicles in the winter and nice cool air in the hot months.

I recently received a newsletter flyer for a Springfield Community Open House to learn about how the City of Springfield protects our drinking water. Still, in modern times, we can experience unclean water. The recent floods damaged nearby town water treatment plants, Flint Michigan suffered a water crisis, and from time to time we hear of comprised water systems. The communities affected by these events suffer without the convenience of clean water for drinking, cooking, and cleaning.

For the most part, we are fortunate to live in a place where each and every day you can just turn on the water faucet for clean water and flip a switch for warm or cool air. Modern conveniences have become the necessity of life as we know it.

I want you to encourage you to attend the Community Open House from 6:00-8:00p.m. on Tuesday July 30. Learn how our city protects the water. Stations will be set up for an interactive experience. The event includes a kid station so bring the whole family. There will be info for both city and rural residents about the importance of clean water management. You won’t want to miss this important event. It’s more than a modern convenience!





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East Cass Pioneer Cemetery District 2019 meeting dates:

August 12
September 9
October 14

All meetings held at Murray, NE Town Hall at 7 p.m. and open to the public.


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July 20 - Elaine Beherends & Friends

August 3 - Lucas Minor Band
August 17 - Larry Hanson & Company

Come check out our new DANCE FLOOR!

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Lofte Community Theatre

2019 Season Productions


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

~Maybe that’s what life is…a wink of the eye and winking stars.

-Jack Kerouac

Thanks to all Springfield E-Newsletter readers. 

Connie Manzer


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