2013 Hunting, Fishing License Available
The sale of 2013 South Dakota general hunting and fishing licenses gets off to an early start December 15 through storefront license agents around teh state and through online license sales.
General hunting and fishing licenses extend beyond the calendar year. The 2013 licenses are valid from December 15, 2012 through January 31, 2014 while the 2012 licenses remain valid through January 31, 2013. Visit inline at http://www.gfp.sd.gov/licenses/general-hunt-fish/default.aspx for information.
College Reunion Set for September 14
An All-College Reunion for Southern Normal, SSTC, and USD/S will be held Saturday, September 14 at the Springfield Community Center. It has been several years since the last gathering. Museum Committee Chairman Dr. Stone has appointed Connie Allen, Matt Huisman, Don VanCleave, Alice Petrik, and Jon Westling to plan the specific details for the day's events. Registration will be held from 10-11 a.m. with coffee, rolls, and juice served. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. at the Community Center and a brief program will be held at 1:30 p.m. There wll be time for visiting the College Museum and visiting with friends and alumni. Please send your name and address and number attending to Friend of Pointer, PO Box 328, Springfield SD 57062.
Legion Scholarship Available
A scholarship fund has been established by Dwight Wood Post #132 in memory of Ray "Bud" Smith, a US Air Force Veteran of WWII, a member of the UCC church, and a long time resident of Springfield, 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/is in Bon Homme County. To be eligible the students must be descendants of living or deceased members of Dwight Wood Post #132 of Springfield SD. The scholarship award 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 Vocational School, College or University of the selected student's choice. Two letters of recommendation, a transcript of high school grades, an ACT score and a personal resume must be attached 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 descendents of a Dwight Wood Post #132 member is available, the scholarship may be awarded to a descendent of another 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.
Donations needed for Ava Johnson
Avon Volunteer Fire Department has set up a special account for 3 year old Ava Johnson, daughter of Mark and Samantha Johnson of Avon. Little Ava has been diagnosed with brain cancer and any donations to defer the mounting medical costs would be greatly appreciated. Ava is the granddaughter of Ray & Robin Johnson of Avon, and Greg & Sandy Stockholm of Springfield and Emily and Bill Williams of Aberdeen. Donations may be sent to Ava Johnson Fund, %Community Bank, PO Box 315, Avon SD 57315.
Frog Queen Candidates Wanted
Anyone interested in running for Frog Queen contact Sandy at 369-6000 from 8 - 5 and after 5 369-2375.
Cemetery Board Meeting Set
The Springfield Cemetery Association Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. in the Springfield UCC Church fellowship room. The public is invited.
Notice to Property owners to cut grass & weeds
Notice is hereby given by the City Council of the City of Springfield, to all owners or occupants of lots (whether occupied or vacant) within the corporate limits of the city to mow or cause to have mowed all grass and weeds growing upon said lots. If the person in charge or owner of any such lots fails to mow or cause to have have mowed all grass and weeds within ten days from the date of publication of this notice the City of Springfield will do so at a minimum of $100 for mowing and will be charged to the property owner. Residents are reminded that this responsibility also includes the mowing of alleys and ditches adjoining lots.
Spraying Noxious Weeds
Noxious weeds, especially musk, Canadian and Bull Thistles must be promptly sprayed to avoid spreading to neighborhood properties, as per County Weed Board.
Fundraiser in Progress
Tiny Tots Learning Center is having a fundraiser to renovate the backyard and purchase a storage unit for the preschool room for the daycare. The fundraiser is through Celebrating Homes and has lots of things to choose from. Anyone interested in helping us reach our goal please contact Amy or the staff at 369-5421. Fundraiser ends May 17!!
Bon Homme Tobacco Coalition Meeting in Springfield
A grant has been received to help with tobacco prevention and cessation. The start of a coalition is being looked at to help with tobacco prevention for the youth and aiding in the cessation for current tobacco users who are interested. The first meeting of the coalition will be held Thursday, May 23 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Springfield Community Center. Sarah Quaill, Representative from Sioux Falls, will attend to discuss further what the coalition's goals can be. She will discuss Tobacco 101, the SD Quitline and prevention. Food and drinks will be provided. This is a very new and exciting venture for everyone with hopes to get as much involvement as possible. Individuals are needed who are passionate about tobacco free areas, tobacco users who are interested in quitting and tobacco users who arent interested in quitting but want to prevent the youth from starting.
Season Tickets available for Pool
Season tickets are available at the Credit Union for the Springfield swimming pool. Family tickets are $65, a single ticket is $30. Admission to the pool will be $2 each time you go swimming if you do not have a season ticket. Tentative date for pool opening is June 1.
EMS Week Education Set
Special program at the Springfield Elementary School May 20
The Springfield Ambulance Department will be providing education at the elementary school, Monday, May 20 from 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. for National EMS week. EMT's will be helping the students learn about EMTs, 911 Emergencies as well as providing tours of Springfield's ambulance and military ambulance. The first half of each block of time will be in the music room and the second half of each block will be ambulance tours on the east side of the school. The approximate times for each class are as follows: k-1 8:45 - 10 a.m., 2-3 grades 9:30-10:45 a.m.; 4-5 grades 10:15 -11:30 a.m. local daycares and preschool 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Parents, family and friends from the community are all welcome to join in the fun at any of the sessions. Each child attending will get thank you gifts from the ambulance department. Bring your camera and have your picture taken beside the ambulance. The Springfield Ambulance appreciates everyone's support of National EMS wee and the Springfield Ambulance Department.
BHHS Graduation set for Saturday
Bon Homme High School will graduate 37 seniors during commencement exercises Satuday, May 18 at 2 p.m. in the school gym. The high school band will play the recessional as the graduating seniors enter the gym. Graduating seniors, Grace Eben and Elizabeth Karge will give the opening. Superintendent Bryce Knudson will give the welcome. The main address will given by Lawrence Namming Jr, BHHS instructor. Ed Mitzel, high school principal, will present the honor students with their pins. Ben Hellmann, school board president, will offer the graduates their diplomas as the roster is read by Mitzel. A Power Point presentation of the Senior Class, created by Stacey Giedd, will be shown