Springfield Wednesday Newsletter: October 9, 2019


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Springfield Platteview Community Schools

Google announced at their groundbreaking event near 144th & Schram Road that a $100,000 grant was awarded to support continued growth in computer science and STEM programs. Thank you, Google, for your support to our school district and for the generous donation.



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Springfield Community Blood Drive

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Liver Awareness Month. The Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to give blood and support patients fighting cancer, undergoing transplant surgeries and facing other serious illnesses.  More than 1.7 million people are expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, while undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Liver transplants are the second most common type of organ transplant. More than 30 units of blood may be needed during a liver transplant. 

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Springfield Cemetery is asking for donations to pave the cemetery streets. Every other year it costs $9000 to resurface the asphalt. Winter is coming soon. Roads will be tricky to navigate. Please help 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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Mindful Class 

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



The Sarpy/Cass Baby Café is opening soon!  Baby Cafés are licensed sites run by trained staff that provide a high-quality standard of care for breastfeeding families.  Please join us every Tuesday, starting October 1st, from 10am-noon, at the Sarpy/Cass Health Department for pregnancy and breastfeeding support.  Learn more on our website at sarpycasshealthdepartment.org/maternal-and-child-health


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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For additional information:

Jodi Baker, 531-226-3592

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Increasing number of scam calls reported to OPPD this week

          Omaha Public Power District is hearing from an increased number of customers this week that they have received phone calls from scammers. The utility has received more than 100 reports so far this week.

         The con is nothing new. Scammers have been aggressively targeting utility customers across the country for years, now. Several times a year, like this week, OPPD receives a spike in the number of reports from our customers. Businesses tend to be targeted frequently, as callers know they cannot afford to lose electricity. However, most of the recent reports we’ve received have come from residential customers.

          Often, scammers make it look like they’re calling from OPPD’s real toll-free customer service number in order to appear more legitimate, a practice known as spoofing. Callers pretend to be OPPD employees and demand payment from customers on bills they claim are overdue. They try to get their targets to give up credit, debit or checking account information over the phone to make a payment, or to purchase a payment card, such as a Green Dot card, from a nearby store. They instruct customers to call them back with the numbers from those cards.

          Another tactic scammers have used in the past is to try to convince Automatic Bill Payment customers that there’s been a bank error, and they need to pay ASAP to avoid shut off. Callers have also tried to convince customers they need to pay for equipment, such as a new meter.

          OPPD stresses that NONE of these people demanding payments or financial information works for the utility. OPPD would NEVER cold call customers demanding immediate payment. And the utility would NEVER ask customers to purchase a pre-paid card to make a payment.

          OPPD advises customers:

  • NEVER give personal or financial information to a stranger during an unsolicited phone call.
  • If such a person should appear unannounced at one’s door, claiming to work for the utility, do NOT allow them inside. Always ask for identification or verification. OPPD employees always carry identification. Failure to produce identification should be a tip-off to the customer that something is wrong.
  • NEVER turn off security systems for any reason if a stranger asks.
  • Any customer who receives such a request should call law enforcement immediately.

          Customers with questions about making a payment, or about their account in general, should always call OPPD directly. Within Omaha, the number is 402-536-4131.

          Customers in our rural areas may talk with their local offices during business hours, as well. Outside of Omaha, customers should call 1-877-536-4131. Due to spoofing, do not trust phone calls coming in from this number and demanding payment. Hang up and dial back yourself, so you can be sure you are speaking with OPPD.


OPPD Mission:

Provide affordable, reliable and environmentally sensitive energy services to our customers.


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Springfield, NE 68059


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

Friday Night Music

October 11 – John Worsham

7:00 – 9:30p.m.

$5.00 cover charge

Sunday Acoustic Afternoon!

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

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

See You at the Winery!




First Springfield Elevator


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L. A. (Louis) Bates

The first grain elevator in town was located north of Main Street by the railroad tracks on 1st Street, west of the Community Building. L. A. Bates was hired as the manager. Bates, one of the earliest Springfield merchants, owned and operated the LA Bates grocery store and was an agent for the NE Telephone Company.


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Recently I was in Nebraska City when I ran into an old friend.  As we were visiting, another lady overheard that I used to live in Plattsmouth and showed me this photo.  She said she lives in or near Percival, Iowa and after the recent flooding this photo was found on her property.  Because of the background showing Steube's Jack and Jill, we determined it was taken in front of the former Community Center across the street.  It looks like it could have been a milestone birthday celebration or retirement party.  The date on the photo is June 24, 2006.  If you, or someone you know, lost some belongings due to the floods, and would like this original picture back, contact Pat, at 402-235-2926, or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Let's help reunite this photo with its owner.

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East Cass Pioneer Cemetery District 2019 meeting dates:

October 14

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

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Cornhusker Country Music Theater in Louisville is located at 211 Main St.
Call, 1-800-480-8797, ext 211, or email,  cornhuskercountrymusic@gmail.com for more information.
(We're a nonprofit organization.)

 October events:

Saturday, Oct 12 ~ 7:30 pm ~ Larry Meyer & The Silver Wings Band
Sunday, Oct 13 ~ 1:pm ~ CCMT Anniversary Jam (FREE) Bring your favorite instruments or singing voice!
Sunday, Oct 27 ~ 2 pm ~ Jamie Williams & Frien

Lofte Community Theatre

2019 Season Productions


The 39 Steps
By Patrick Barlow, John Buchan
Performances: October 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27

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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Thanks to all Springfield E-Newsletter readers. 

Connie Manzer


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