Hadley McDaniel - Class D State Champion
Brandon Broussard & Courtney Stanley - Robotics State Programming Champions
Cheerleading Team - 1st State Cheer Competition in sideline for Class C2
Dance Team - 4th Place - State Dance Competition for Hip-Hop
The City of Weeping Water is currently accepting bids for the operation of the Concession Stand at the Weeping Water Ballfield during the summer ball season for the ensuing year. Bidders must be prepared to operate the concession stand for all scheduled games. Operation of the stand during Limestone Days festivities is optional. Additional information and a copy of the proposed contract may be obtained by contacting the City Clerk's office.
All interested persons may submit a proposal to the City Clerk, PO Box 329, Weeping Water NE 68463 by 2pm on Friday, March 6, 2015. Minimum Bid-$500.
The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities in bids submitted.
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS AVAILABLE
POOL MANAGER, ASSISTANT MANAGER, LIFEGUARDS
Job requirements: Current Lifeguard Certification
Manager/Assistant Manager also require Manager Certification
BALL PARK MANAGERS/SUMMER MAINTENANCE POSITIONS
Must be 16, possess valid driver's license and be able to operate equipment for lawn care and/or equipment for ballfield prep.
APPLICATION DEADLINE - MARCH 5, 2015
Salaries based on qualifications.
For additional information or to obtain an application, contact the City Clerk's office, PO Box 329, Weeping Water NE 68463. 402-267-5152
There will be a pancake feed and biscuits and gravy at the Weeping Water High School Multi-Purpose room on Saturday, February 28, 2015, sponsored by the Weeping Water Close Up group during the JH Wrestling Invitational. EVERYONE is invited to attend and have some of Wes Redden's famous pancakes!!! Hope to you see there!
Anyone interested in placing an advertising sign at the ballfield for the 2015 year, please contact the City office at 402-267-5152.
Senior meals are available at the Hopper Community Center, 101 W Eldora Ave., Suite 3, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Call Ruth Vogt at 402-267-5303 to order a meal or schedule a delivery.
UPCOMING MENU - SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
mash potatoes & gravy
Friday, February 27, 2015
macaroni & cheese
Monday, March 2, 2015
COME JOIN US FOR FOOD & FUN
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
cake / orange
Lofte Places Second in State Competition!
The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley recently competed in the Nebraska Association of Community Theatres One-Act play festival. The competition takes place every other year and this February 14 it was held in the capitol city at the Lincoln Community Playhouse. The Lofte's production of "These Shining Lives" received a number of awards and ranked second in the state contest. First prize was awarded to Beatrice Community Players.
"These Shining Lives" told the story of the Radium Girls at the turn of the century. Their job was to decorate clock faces with radioactive radium paint. While many of the women who were employed in the industry died or became ill with radiation poisoning, management and the courts continued to deny them recourse, stating that the women were not in danger. These women appealed their case all the way to the Supreme Court where they finally won, thus changing Illinois labor laws forever. The play outlines the women's friendship and legal struggle during the fight for their very lives.
Direct by Allison Bauers of Louisville, the cast included Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth who won Best Actress. Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water was awarded Best Supporting Actor. Janet Sorensen of Elmwood won for Best Costuming, and the cast shared the award for Best Set. Others in the cast included Sharon Kryger, Doug Rothgeb, Maylea, Chase and Larry Bauers, Karen and Jordan Clay, George Strassler and Shawna Manley.
"These Shining Lives" will play for the public at the Lofte Community Theatre on Saturday, February 28 at 7:30pm. There is no admission price or required reservations, but a free will donation will be accepted to help offset the competition expenses.
A benefit Concert is being held for the grand-daughter of Murray Presbyterian's former pastor, Martin McDaniel. Maddie's grandmother, Anne, was a teller at Murray State Bank. Maddie is currently at St. Jude's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. This benefit is to help her family with mounting expenses. Our thoughts are with Maddie and her family during this difficult time.
Louisville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department
Annual Fish Fry
Friday, February 27th & Friday, March 13th
Louisville Fire Station - Louisville NE
Children 10 and under: $5.00 (includes 1 fish and fries)
2 piece meal $7
3 piece meal $9
6 piece meal $11
All meals include fish, fries, coleslaw, dessert and drink.
Dress in BLUE Day (an awareness campaign for colon cancer awareness) is Friday, March 6, 2015.
What is your risk? Take the colon cancer risk quiz at http://www.ccalliance.org/riskquiz/
Colon cancer is 90% curable if detected early.
Other useful information:
The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be hosting a special "Schoolhouse Celtic Fiddling Camp", for fiddlers, violists, mandolinists, guitarists, and ukuele players. Music from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales will be feautred. The sessions will be led by championship fiddler and author, Deborah Greenblatt.
The camp will be on Wednesday, March 11 - Friday, March 13, from 9am-1pm. You can sign up for 1, 2 or all 3 days.
On Wednesdays, participants will be mostly reading tunes, using sheet music in standard notation. We'll be learning melodies, harmonies, and chords. You will be improving your sight reading and experiencing fiddling fun.
On Thursday, we will be mostly playing tunes by ear, so feel free to bring your recording gadgets. Sheet music versions of the tunes will be provided for you by the end of the day, just in case your ears need the help.
On Friday, we will be mostly jamming, modulating, singing, dancing, experimenting, sharing, and playing fiddle related instruments.
One day: $60
Two days: $110
Three days $150
For more information and to register, go to http://greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp.shtml
Enrollment for the "Schoolhouse Celtic Fiddling Camp" is limited. Email Deborah (
) if you have any questions.
Greenblatt and Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series features a concert of Irish music on Sunday, March 15 at 2:30pm in the Old Avoca Nebraska Schoolhouse. Greenblatt & Seay will be singing and playing a variety of instruments, including fiddle, pennywhistle, folk harp, guitar, hammered dulcimer and recorders. Traditional Irish tunes will be featured, along with some Greenblatt & Seay originals inspired by the great Irish traditions.
Greenblatt & Seay have been playing and singing together since the night they met, decades ago. Their performance on March 15 will include the championship fiddling styles of Deborah Greenblatt and the fancy whistle-playing of David Seay.
The concert will be downstairs followed by light refreshments and a chance to chat and even jam with the performers. Avoca is in southern Cass County Nebraska on the 13C Spur, one mile south of Highway 34.
Admission is $10 adults, $5 for students and senior citizens and $1 for children. Seating is limited. For more information, write to Greenblatt & Seay, The Old Schoolhouse, PO Box 671, Avoca NE 68307, or call 402-275-3221, or email
The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990. Music lessons, workshops, fiddle cams and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.
The 13th Annual Nebraska American String Teachers Association Fiddle Tune Composition Contest
This event inspires fiddlers everywhere to compose their own tunes, and supports the cause of string education throughout the great state of Nebraska.
1st Place: $100 2nd Place: $50 Third Place: $25
Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2015. The winners will be announced on May 23, 2015, during the Monumental Fiddling Championship held at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. The winning compositions will be performed at the Monumental Fiddling Championship, and printed in Stringing Along, the journal of the Nebraska Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.
For the 2015 contest rules and guidelines, email
For more information about the Nebraska American String Teachers Association www.neasta.net
Greenblatt & Seay Publications, in Avoca, Nebraska is a proud Sponsor of the Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition Contest.
2015 Contest Rules and Guidelines:
1. Each submission should be an original composition which must be unpublished and composed after March 31, 2014.
2. Composers may submit more than one tune, but only one prize will be awarded to any one composer.
3. Four copies of the music must be submitted via computer generated sheet music, or hand written sheet music.
4. The composer should include their name, address, phone number, email address and the title of the piece.
5. The entry fee of $20 per tune should be sent in at the time of submission. Checks should be payable to Nebraska ASTA.
6. If you wish to receive written evaluation of your tune by the judges, include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your entry.
7. Nebraska ASTA assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to works submitted.
8. Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2015.
9. Send your entry to Deborah Greenblatt, The Old Schoolhouse, PO Box 671, Avoca NE 68307-0671. The composer is responsible for keeping a copy of their work, as well as for copyrighting their tune.
10. The composer understands that if their tune is one of the winners, Nebraska ASTA has permission to have the piece performed on May 23, 2015, in Beatrice, Nebraska, as well as permission to reprint the tune in Stringing Along, the newsletter of Nebraska ASTA.
Fiddle Camps in Nebraska
Registration is now open for the 2015 Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska. Deborah Greenblatt, championship fiddler, author of many fiddle collections, will help the campers get in touch with their inner fiddler. The course of study during the Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps will be designed specifically for the individual campers who sign up.
The June Camp (Monday, June 15 - Friday, June 19) is for folks who consider themselves beginners. The July Camp (Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17) is for folks who consider themselves intermediate or advanced. Enrollment is limited to 10 fiddlers for each week, so that everyone will get individual attention.
For more information, email Deborah at
To register online, go to http://greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp.shtml=