SANTA AT THE FIRE STATION
DECEMBER 21, 6:00PM
Santa Claus is coming to town...On a Fire Truck!
Each family will get to take a stroll down Santa Claus Lane, visit with Santa and leave with a sack of goodies and memories to last a lifetime.
Don't forget your camera to capture this special moment.
Canned goods will be collected for the Springfield Pantry.
SPRINGFIELD AT HEART 2019
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS AT THE LIBRARY!
TEXT Santa to 28748
VFW Community Breakfast will be held on Sunday, December 29, 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.
ESU 3 Driver Education Safety Class (Spring 2020)
Classroom Feb. 22, 23, 29, March 1, March 7 (3 weekends)
Saturday class time (8:00am – 12:00pm), Sunday class time (1:00pm – 5:00pm)
Driving Feb 22 – March 30 (arranged by instructors during class)
Cost $350.00 make check out to your high school i.e. Gretna or Platteview by 2/14/2020
Classes held at: Education Service Unit 3
6949 So. 110th St
La Vista, NE 68128
Requirements for Driver Education registration:
1. Must be 15 years of age by the start of class (2/22/2020)
2. Must have a permit to drive from the DMV of Nebraska. Most students will have a Learners Permit or School Permit.
3. All students must have an email account for online testing.
4. All students must attend 20 hours of classroom instruction.
5. Students are expected to have some experience driving and will be required to pass a DMV certified road test. The road test will be administered after students are given lessons covering a variety of driving situations including residential, city and highway driving, parking, and basic safety maneuvers.
Friends of the Springfield Memorial Library - Sale!
Available at the Library
1) Nebraska Life Magazine subscriptions (The Friends receive $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) Perfect for your holiday meals or for gifts!
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.
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
“IT HAPPENED IN SPRINGFIELD HISTORY”
In the early years, an ice house was maintained by Springfield residents. It was located near a pond south of Main Street on Highway 50. The pond was actually a natural spring. In the winter blocks of ice were cut from the pond and stored in bales of straw. During spring and summer the ice was sold and delivered to local households.
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 Life
SARPY/CASS HEALTH PROGRAMS
SARPY/CASS BABY CAFE
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
FREE TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE
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.
Registration is open for Heat the Streets
Run & Walk for Warmth, set for March 7
For many, one unexpected financial setback can make the difference when it comes to being able to afford their utility payments. These families and individuals may have to choose between buying groceries or prescriptions, or keeping the lights and heat on in their homes.
The Heat the Streets Run & Walk for Warmth, now in its 13th year, raises money for those struggling to pay their utility bills. Registration is open for the event, set for Saturday, March 7, 2020. The race will start and finish at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village, 67th & Center St., in Omaha. The run starts at 9 a.m., followed immediately by the walk.
By participating in the timed 5K race or family-friendly one-mile walk, participants are raising much-needed funding and awareness. The course is flat and fast, good for competitive and non-competitive runners, with a one-mile route available for walkers, as well.
Online registration is open now at www.heatthestreetsomaha.org. The cost to participate follows.
· For registration by Jan. 31,
5K runners: $25
One-mile walkers: $15
· For registration between Feb. 1 and March 4,
5K runners: $35
One-mile walkers: $25
· For registration on the day of the event:
5K runners: $45
One-mile walkers: $35
Last year, the event raised $81,000. This year, organizers Omaha Public Power District and Metropolitan Utilities District have set a higher goal of $100,000.
Anne McGuire, chair of the OPPD Board of Directors, and her husband, Dr. Michael McGuire, are serving as co-chairs for the event.
“We set the fundraising bar higher because we are expanding our coverage this year to more rural and metro communities within OPPD’s and M.U.D.’s service territories,” Ms. McGuire said. “We know that many of our customers are facing economic hardships, and we want to help lessen their burdens.”
Children 12 and under may participate in the walk for free, with a registered adult.
“We encourage participants to bring children to help support the cause,” McGuire added. “This is a family-friendly event with lots of great vendors.”
For those unable to attend but still interested in supporting the event, there is an option to register as a virtual runner. Day-of registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Volunteer opportunities will also be available, with sign-ups starting soon.
In addition to co-sponsors OPPD and M.U.D., Lozier Foundation is a proud presenting sponsor of this event.
Distribution of funding
The funds raised by Heat the Streets in 2020 will be distributed by the Common Fund of the Heartland, a 501(c) 3 tax-deductible organization. Common Fund administers funds through 11 agencies: Christian Outreach Program Elkhorn, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties, Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership, Family Housing Advisory Services, Heartland Family Service, Heart Ministry Center, The Salvation Army, Together Inc., Southeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership, Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership, and United Way 211.
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SOARING WINGS VINEYARD & BREWING
17111 S 138th St
Springfield, NE 68059
(Nebraska Law stipulates that no outside alcohol can be brought onto the premise.)
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!
Cornhusker Country Music Theater in Louisville is located at
211 Main St.
You can try out our new dance floor or just sit back and enjoy the music!
We're a nonprofit 501 c 3 organization.
Like us on Facebook @ Cornhusker Country Music Theater!
Lofte Community Theatre
2019 Season Productions
In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People
(That Should be Shot)
By Steve Franco
Performances: December 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22
Details at www.lofte.com
LOUISVILLE CARE CENTER is seeking highly motivated, flexible, and dedicated individuals to join our family! We offer an excellent benefit package, flexible scheduling to meet your needs, competitive wages and shift bonus’s!
We are currently seeking individuals for the following positions:
· PT/FT LPN
· FT/PT Certified Nursing Assistants
· FT/PT Medication Aide
· PT/FT Dietary
· PT/FT Housekeeping
To apply, visit us at 410 W 5th St., Louisville, NE 68037 or apply online at www.louisvillecarecenter.com. For questions, please call 402-234-2125, EOE. Applicants must pass drug test and background check and is contingent upon hire.
~ Do what you can with all you have wherever you are.
– Theodore Roosevelt
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