Weeping Water Nebraska
Happy New Year!
      What's your New Year's Resolution? Maybe yours is spending more time with your family or exercising more. Included in this weeks newsletter are the top ten New Year's Resolutions. Also included are shocking fun facts and new updates on community news.
Top 10 New Year's Resolutions
  1. Spend more time with family and friends
  2. Fit in fitness
  3. Losing weight
  4. Quit smoking
  5. Enjoy life more
  6. Quit drinking
  7. Get out of debt
  8. Learn something new
  9. Help others
  10. Get organized

33 Fun Facts for the New Year
  1. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
  2. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents, daily.
  3. Most lipstick contains fish scales (eeww).
  4. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
  5. Guiness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
  6. A raisin dropped in a glass of champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
  7. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.
  8. The dot over the letter "i" is called a "tittle."
  9. Money isn't made out of paper it's made out of cotton.
  10. The Declaration of Independance was written on hemp paper.
  11. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.
  12. 40% of McDonald's profits can from the sales of Happy Meals.
  13. The "spot" on 7up comes from its inventor, who was an albino with red eyes.
  14. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.
  15. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small sized dog.
  16. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the stomach from underneath, cauding the shark to explode.
  17. Donald Duck commics weer banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
  18. Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.
  19. Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower' because in the time when all origional print had to be set in individual letters, the upper case letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller 'lower case' letters.
  20. Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time (hence, multitasking was invented).
  21. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
  22. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
  23. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a record of the name Wendy before.
  24. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver.
  25. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.
  26. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
  27. The mask used my Michael Myers in the origional "Halloween" was Captain Kirk's mask painted white.
  28. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couln't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
  29. The first product Motorola started to develope was a record player for automobiles. At the time, the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
  30. Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It's the same with apples.
  31. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
  32. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
  33. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages it.
Winter Theatre Schedule
Mahoney State Park 2007-2008
Winter Theatre Season
Amy's Wish
By: Tom Sharkey
Recently retired and newlyweds, Sam and Amy Galway arrive at their honeymoon retreat in Fountain Springs, Florida. This retirement community happens to be the place where Ponce de Leon thought he had found the fountain of youth. Since this is her honeymoon night, Amy makes a wish and drinks from the fountain. The moral of the story is be careful what you wish for. This romantic comedy is a charming audience pleaser.
Show dates: January 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, Febuary 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17
Show times: 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 tickets: $20.00 for adults and $10.00 for children 12 & under
For reservations call: 402-944-2523 ext. 7122
PTO Soup Supper
Who: Weeping Water PTO
What: Soup Supper-Homemade chili and chicken noodle soup, cinnamon rolls, hot dogs/chili dogs, nachos
When: Saturday, January 19, 2008
Time: 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Where: Weeping Water High School's Mulitpurpose Room
Please come and support the Weeping Water PTO and enjoy delicious food!
Local Walking Program and Blood Pressure Monitoring
      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 the 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.
Petska Fur
Petska Fur
1309 I Street
Ord, NE 68862
Business Phone: 308-728-3424
Location: Weeping Water Express Lane
Date: Sundays
Time: 9:35-9:50 a.m.
We trade gloves for fur or hides.
Top prices for raw furs, antlers, deer and elk hides.
Ken Petska, owner
Ken cell: 308-728-7174
Greg cell: 308-750-0700
Future Dancers Camp
      The Weeping Water High School Rockettes Dance Team will offer a dance clinic for young girls in grades K-8. The girls will learn dance technique and a performance routine.
                    Practice Dates: January 7th, 11th, and 14th
                    Practice Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
                    Performance: Half-time during the varsity boys basketball game on January 15th at Weeping Water High School.
      The cost to participate is $25 per girl and includes instruction, a dance t-shirt, and a snack at each practice session.
**Each dancer must be escorted by an adult for the performance**
Registration forms are available at Weeping Water School
Please contact Megan Berry Barlow at 402-267-5203 with any questions
Library Board Meetings
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 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 young parents and their children out of the house and also gives the children a chance to learn at a young age that reading is fun.
Community News
January 8, 3:30-4:30 p.m.: "Get Fit & Read" at Springfield Memorial Library. Kids come to the library after school on Tuesdays in January to exercise and read. We will follow a fitness video, eat a healthy snack, and read our favorite books. For K-6th grades.
Thursday, January 3: First day back to school for Weeping Water students High school basketball game (GJV, BJV, GV) @ Omaha Christian Academy @ 4:00, 5:00, 6:15 p.m.
Friday, January 4: High school wrestling meet (JV, V) @ Ashland-Greenwood @ 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 5: High school basketbal game (GJV, BJV, GV, BV) @ Weeping Water @ 3:45, 5:00, 6:15, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, January 7: High school basketball game (GC, BC) @ Weeping Water @ 6:00, 7:00 p.m. Future Dancers Camp @ 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 8: High school basketball game (BJV, GJV, GV, BV) @ Ashland- Greenwood @ 4:30, 4:30, 6:15, 7:30 p.m.