Springfield Wednesday Newsletter: January 1, 2020




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VFW Breakfast

VFW Community Breakfast will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020 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.




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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.          

Questions please contact Rachel Brinkman at 402-597-4809 or Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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\






Springfield's first girls basketball team was in 1912. Team players were:

Front row: Annie Holz Smith, Evagene Bricknell Thompson, Florence Meisinger Bates.

Back row: Sarah Thompson Virkett, Ruby Nicholson Kendall, Bernice Elwell Hornung.

In 1926, girls basketball was discontinued after it was decided that the sport was too strenuous for girls.









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 Cafés are licensed sites run by trained staff that provide a high-quality standard of care for breastfeeding families.  Please join us every Tuesday 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.





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.

For a full list of sponsors and event information, or to register, visit heatthestreetsomaha.org. You can also follow Heat the Streets on Facebook at facebook.com/heatthestreetsomaha.


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.

OPPD’s Mission: 

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

 M.U.D.’s Mission:

Provide safe, reliable and cost-effective natural gas and water services to our community





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(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.

January 5: Skretta, etc.

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

See You at the Winery!



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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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!



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