Springfield Wednesday Newsletter: October 23, 2019

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Friends of the Springfield Memorial Library - Sale!

Available at the Library

1) Nebraska Life Magazine subscriptions (we make $10 for a new subscription and $5 for a renewal)

2) Discount Marcus Theater Movie Tickets and Gift Cards.  (Gift Cards can be used on fandango) There are no expiration dates. We are taking orders for our November 1st order --this will include buy a $25 gift card get the promotion offered (I think it is either a $5 snack card or $5 gift card to Marcus Theater)

3) Village Inn Pie Gift Cards (cost is $11)

4) You can order Amaryllis and Paperwhite Kits for $22 plus $6 delivery fee for each order/not each item.
They do have a value pack of 3 Red Amaryllis for $58 plus $6 delivery fee per order.  Let us know if you want to order on line - last day to order is November 15 for the flower kits.

If you have someone hard to shop for and want to donate to a good cause while buying a few gifts we have a good variety.

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 Springfield Cemetery Fundraiser

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


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




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This photo was found in The Springfield Monitor on a long time Springfield tradition. On October 28, 1970 the annual Halloween parade was held three days early because of teacher’s convention. The children were brought downtown by bus so they could march decked out in their Halloween costumes. Candy was passed out by the Springfield Boosters and the downtown businesses. The kindergarten class marched in the morning and the older grades in the afternoon. The Library is requesting some info on the Halloween parade. Does anyone remember the year this annual event began? Please contact the Library at 402-253 -2797 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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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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Latest scam is using automated calls to try and take customers’ money

            Omaha Public Power District is, once again, receiving a high number of reports of scam phone calls. Customers started calling us around noon to let us know that scammers are active again.

          Scammers have been aggressively targeting utility customers here in OPPD’s service territory and across the country for years. Several times a year, like today, OPPD receives a spike in the number of reports from our customers – both business and residential.

          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.

          We continue to see new twists to this scam. A common thread in the reports we’re receiving today is that the calls are automated, with many of them leaving a message to call a phony utility rep back to make a payment. In other reports, we’re hearing the automated message asks customers to press 1 to make a payment.

          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 prepaid 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.


17111 S 138th St

Springfield, NE 68059


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

Friday Night Music

October 25 – Stephen Monroe

7:00 – 9:30p.m.

$5.00 cover charge

Sunday Acoustic Afternoon!

October 27 – Dale Thornton

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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 Rummage Sale Sept

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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:

Sunday, Oct 27 ~ 2 pm ~ Jamie Williams & Friends


Lofte Community Theatre

2019 Season Productions


The 39 Steps
By Patrick Barlow, John Buchan
Performances: October 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


Louisville Care

Care center



  • PT/FT Day, Evening, and Overnight C.N.A’s
  • Weekend Baylor C.N.A’s
  • Licensed Professional Nurse (LPN)

We offer free healthcare premiums for our full time employees, shift differentials, and competitive wages, full benefit plan, and paid time off. Call us at 402-234-2125 or apply online at wwwwww.louisvillecarecenter.com.




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