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Legion Scholarships Available

A scholarship fund has been established by Dwight Wood Post #132 in memory of Ray "Bud" Smith, a US Air Force Veteran of World War II, a member of the United Church of Christ, and a long time Springfield area resident, for deserving High School seniors or beginning second year Vo-Tech, College or University students. Two five hundred dollar scholarships will be awarded annually to deserving High School Seniors and/or undergraduate students whose ancestor's home residence was in the Bon Homme County.

To be eligible the students must be descendents of living or deceased members of Dwight Wood Post #132 of Springfield SD. The scholarship awards will be for one year educational terms. Applications must be returned to the American Legion Scholarship Committee of Dwight Wood Post #132 prior to April 15. Applicants must identify a specific education goal. Payments of the scholarship will be made directly to the school of your choice. Two letters of recommendation, a transcript of high school grades, an ACT score and a personal resume must be attatched to the completed application forms. All applications become the property of the Dwight Wood Post #132 selection committee and will not be returned to the applicant. If no decendents of a Dwight Wood Post #132 member is available, the scholarship may be awarded to a descendent of anothers American Legion Post member in Bon Homme County. The Dwight Wood Post #132 application committee will inform the selected applicants and all other applicants of their decision between May 1 and May 15. Completed applications are to be mailed or handed to Amy Vanderlei 40908 312th St, Springfield SD 57062.

 

Men's Golf Meeting Tonight

Men's Golf League annual meeting is tonight (Wednesday) April 9 at the club house starting at 7 p.m,

 

Red Cross Volunteers Needed

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer? The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers who can respond to the scene of a disaster (volunteers are called Disaster Action Team (DAT) members). Whether it is a local house fire or a large-scale disaster like a tornado, flood or snowstorm, volunteers are there for the families affected to provide for their immediate needs including lodging, food and clothing. They also provide assistance with mental health and medical needs. Currently, there is one DAT member in Bon Homme County, Connie Allen of Springfield. DAT volunteers must take some training courses to better understand  their role and responsibilities in disaster situations before they can respond to disasters. Most of these courses can be taken online, however, some must be taken in a class room setting. If there are enough individuals in the Bon Homme County area who are interested in becoming DAT volunteers, the Red Cross can host courses locally. After the initial introductory classes are taken, they provide many other training opportunities for their volunteers. These disaster training courses and training exercises are free of charge. There are many other opportunities to get involved with the American Red Cross including helping to organize events or becoming a course instructor. At the American Red Cross, volunteers are essential to their work. The compromise 94% of the workforce. They could not provide service without them. For more information on becoming an American Red Cross volunteer, please contact Summer Geraets at 605-996-3087 or summer.geraets@redcross.org. You can also find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RedCrossEasternSD

 

City Wide Rummage Sale set for May 10

Its that time of year to lighten your load at home and put things out for Spring Clean-up. Instead of throwing everything to the curb, consider putting a price tag on those items and having a Rummage Sale! Your trash just may be another man's treasure!! Springfield's City Wide Rummage Sale will be held Saturday, May 10. The cost is $5 to have a home sale or $5 per table at the Community Center. The $5 fee helps pay the cost to rent the community center, advertising to bring everyone to town, and will get your name, address, and a list of items youre selling printed in the newspaper, on the maps, and posted on Springfield's Website. Anyone interested in having a rummage sale will need to submit a list of items they're selling and payment to Jenn Knoll at First Savings Bank during normal business hours before Wednesday, April 30. For additional information please contact Jenn at home - 605-369-2052 or at the Bank 605-369-5417.

 

Chamber Meets Thursday

The monthly meeting of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce will be held Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Professional Building basement. Please use the upstairs entrance.

 

Duffer Golf Starts Friday

Springfield Duffer golfers will start Friday, April 11, 2014. Golf will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays - WEATHER PERMITTING -. For more information contact Steve Miedema 369-2538

 

BHHS to present ONE-ACT PLAY April 10, 11 and 13

"Take a tour of the most messed up town in America, from the police interrogation room where the nicest guy in town is issued a strange ultimatum, to the elementary school for a heated political debate on critical issues like tater tots. Welcome to Crazytown, where the motto is: Welcome to Crazytown. So reads the description of Bon Homme High School's spring play in the Playscripts, INC. catalogue. The relatively new comedy by Jonathan Rand is being performed by countless high schools all over the country including several places in South Dakota. Members of this year's one act play saw a section of the script at the state one-act play festival and found it to be very entertaining. The two act comedy will be performed at the Springfield Gym at 7:30 p.m, Thursday, April 10 and Friday, April 11 with a 2 p.m. curtain Sunday, April 13. Activity tickets are honored and general admission tickets are available at the door which will open one-half hour prior to the respective curtains.