Weeping Water Nebraska
Results of One Act District Competition

      This week's newsletter includes the much anticipated results of the Conference and District One Act competitions Weeping Water High School performed in. Pictures included! Also, new community announcements and events are included in this newsletter. Be sure to check them out!

Weeping Water One Act

      Weeping Water High School's Competitive One Act cast and crew just finished up their season with a wonderful performance at district one act competition, which was held at Johnson-Brock school. The title of the performance was Imperfect Proposal, which is the story of a young man, Ben, who is ready to pop the big question to his girlfriend, Kate. He thinks he has a wonderful plan for the proposal. He decides to ask Kate to meet him in a very busy public park for a picnic. Everytime Ben is about to ask her the ever important question they are interupted. Football players, elderly couples, unruly protesters...it seems to never end.

      Weeping Water performed on November 13th at the Lofte Community Theatre for Conference and did a wonderful job. Weeping Water ended up placing sixth in the competition and decided to try some different strategies before performing in Weeping Water and at districts. After a lot of hard work, on November 20th the Imperfect Proposal cast and crew had their public performance in Weeping Water School's auditorium. There was a huge audience at the performance and it was easy to tell the audience enjoyed the play by the continuous laughter. Weeping Water did great at districts, but unfortunately did not make it to state competition.

      All in all, the Weeping Water students had a great time practicing and performing the play and they did a wonderful job. Congratulations to Jordan Redden, Gary Meyers, and Kori Duntz on being awarded outstanding actor/actress awards at districts! The cast list of Weeping Water's One Act, Imperfect Proposal, is as follows:

Director: Lori Lindau
Stage Manager: Molly Leckron

William-Gary Meyers
Ella-Jordan Redden
Ben-Joel Sahulka
Kate-Allison Baier
Football Player #1-Peter Moser
Football Player #2-Tim Danielson
Football Player #3-Eli Neitzel
Rich Socialite-Samantha Wessels
Dog Walker-Angie Danielson
Protest Leader-Cortney Flanagan
Protester #1-Rachel Randall
Proteser #2-Becky Miller
Protester #3-Rebekka Hammer
Andrew-Alex Wessels
Attractive Girl-Dezi Neitzel
Mime-Kori Duntz
Bike Rider-Loxley Grafe

Sammy Gohr
Amanda Hauschild
Brooke Gjerde
Hoyt Kraeger

 Allison Baier as Kate and Joel Sahulka as Ben during the public performance in Weeping Water

The four lead parts in Imperfect Proposal, (from left to right) Gary Meyers, Jordan Redden, Allison Baier, and Joel Sahulka

oneact1.jpgWeeping Water One Act Cast and Crew after the district performance

Local Walking Program and Blood Pressure Moitoring
          The State Farm Office in Weeping Water will now be a place where blood pressure can be taken and where information about the walking program can be obtained. Linda Conrad has agreed to have a room set aside and SELF MONITORING blood pressure equipment available for anyone who would like to check their blood pressure. If there are any questions about the equipment, the office personnel will be there to help. Information about the walking program at school can be obtained here and they will keep track of the times that the school will be available for walking. They also have a map of areas to walk and how many times around the school make a mile etc. Alegent Health has donated the equipment and the walking program information.
Winter Breakfast Fundraiser
Who: Weeping Water Volunteer Fire Department
What: Winter Breakfast Fundraiser
When: Saturday, December 5, 2007
Time: 6:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: Weeping Water Fire Barn
Menu: Eggs, bacon, pancakes, juice, coffee
Cost: Free will donation
Everyone is welcome!
Come support your local volunteers!

Fish Fry
Polluck and Carp
Chicken gizzards and livers
Post 237
American Legion, Weeping Water
American Legion Hall 
Friday, December 14th
5:30 p.m.
Carryout Available

Holiday Scramble
         Join the fun of the "Holiday Scramble" in Weeping Water. Entry forms are available at any participating Chamber of Commerce business. Contest dates run from November 27th through December 27, 2007. Drawings for ten $50 gift certificates (redeemable at any Weeping Water Chamber of Commerce business) will be held on December 28, 2007. Need not be present to win. Participants will visit each business to recieve one word, which will be a part of the "Holiday Scramble." Once you obtain all seven words, unscramble the words to form the designated phrase and either write or tape the phrase in the boxes provided on the entry form. Complete the form by filling in your name, address, and telephone number and drop off the completed form in the gold box at either Farmers & Merchants Bank or Heartland Community Bank.

Winter Theatre Schedule
Mahoney State Park 2007-2008
Winter Theatre Season
Christmas in Her Heart
By: Walt Vail
December 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
Showtimes: Friday and Saturday-7:30 p.m. Sunday-2:00 p.m.
Show Only Tickets: $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 12 & under
Dinner and show: $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 & under
For reservations call: 402-944-2523 ext. 7122

Holiday Garbage Collection
                 There will be NO garbage collection on Tuesday, December 25th and Tuesday, January 1st.
                 Everyone in the community will have their garbage picked up on Friday, December 28th and Friday, January 4th.

Library Board Meeting
Library board meetings for the Weeping Water Public Library have been changed from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. every other month.

Story Hour
The Weeping Water Public Library would like to invite all preschoolers and their parents to attend story hour at the Weeping Water Public Library.
Every Monday morning from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Story hour is a very informal time that gets parents and their young children out of the house and also gives the children a chance to learn at a young age that reading is fun!

Community News


2008 Weekly Drawing for 52 weeks
$100 winner every Saturday!
Tickets are on sale now! To purchase tickets, contact any Elmwood Volunteer Rescue Member: Ed Blunt 994-3295, Miki Bruns 994-2770, Jennifer Brettmann, Theresa Brown, Mike Krass, John Oehlerking, Konia Jones, Ben Kastens, Jordan Peterson, Jen Kunz, and Jeff Clymer

Thursday, December 13th JH/SH Winter Concert at Murdock at 7:00 p.m.

Open Hearts Kitchen
Date: Thursday, February 15 and every Thursday after
Place: First Methodist Church (702 Main Street)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Menu: Soup, sandwiches, vegetables, fresh fruit, drinks, and dessert
Details:Is your family struggling to make ends meet? Do you have to skimp on meals or skip meals to get by? If so, you are invited to the Open Hearts Kitchen. No questions asked, no judgements made, no lectures given, just good food and good fellowship.

December 13 4:00-6:00 p.m. Christmas Crafts at Springfield Memorial Library. Kids stop by and make cards and presents for parents, grandparents, teachers, and friends.

  • Wednesday, December 12: School Board Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 13: JH Boys Basketball game @ Johnson County Central @ 4:00 p.m. Kindergarten-3rd grade Holiday Program @ 7:00 p.m. 4th grade-6th grade Holiday Program @ 7:45 p.m.
  • Friday, December 14: SH Boys and Girls Basketball game (JV,V) @ Palmyra @ 4:00, 5:00, 6:15, 7:30 p.m. American Legion Fish Fry @ 5:30 p.m. SH Wrestling Invite @ Platteview @ 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 15: JH Boys Basketball game @ Elmwood-Murdock @ 8:00 a.m. SH Boys and Girls Basketball game @ Nebraska City Lordes @ 1:00, 2:30, 4:00, 6:00 p.m. Winter Breakfast Fundraiser @ 6:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Monday, December 17: 7-12 Winter Concert @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 18: SH Boys Basketball game @ Weeping Water @ 7:00 p.m. PTO meeting @ 7:00 p.m. 
Fun Holidays of the Week-An Excuse to Celebrate Every Day!
  • Wednesday, December 12: Gingerbread House Day
  • Thursday, December 13: National Cocoa Day
  • Friday, December 14: Buy a Christmas Tree Day
  • Saturday, December 15: National Firefighters Day
  • Sunday, December 16: National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
  • Monday, December 17: Cookie Cutter Day
  • Tuesday, December 18: Play Bingo Day