Weeping Water Newsletter
Included in this weeks newsletter are updated and new information regarding the Weeping Water community. Also included are some State of Nebraska Fun Facts! Be sure to look forward to results and photos from the Weeping Water High School Wrestling Invite in the newsletter next week!
State of Nebraska Fun Facts
Nebraska was once called "The Great American Desert."
In 1927, Edwin E Perkings of Hastings invented the powdered soft drink Kool-Aid.
J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day in Nebraska City in 1872.
The state nickname used to be the "Tree Planter's State," but was changed in 1945 to the "Cornhusker State."
The state insect is the honeybee.
State motto: Equality before the law.
The goldenrod was declared the state flower on April 4, 1895.
The Naval Ammunition Depot located in Hastings was the largest U.S. ammunition plant providing 40% of WWII's ammunition.
The Lied Jungle located in Omaha is the world's largest indoor rain forest.
Nebraska is the birthplace of the Reuben sandwich.
Spam (canned meat) is produced in Fremont.
Nebraska has the U.S.'s largest aquifer (underground lake/water supply), the Ogalala aquifer.
Nebraska has more miles of river than any other state.
The Union Pacific Bailey Yards, in North Platte, are the largest rail classification complex in the world.
Nebraska is the only state in the union with a unicameral (one house) legislature.
Nebraska was the first state to complete its segment of the nation's mainline interstate system, a 455 mile stretch of four lane highway.
Neabraska is both the nation's largest producer and user of center pivot irrigation.
Nebraska's Chimney rock was the most often mentioned landmark in journal entries by travelers on the Oregon Trail.
The 911 system of emergency communications, now used nationwide, was developed and first used in Lincoln, NE.
Nebraska has more underground water reserves than any other state in the continental U.S.
Marlon Brando's mother gave Henry Fonda acting lessons at the Omaha Community Playhouse.
Lincoln County is the origin of the world's largest "Wolly Mamoth" elephant fossil.
Weeping Water is the nation's largest limestone deposit and producer.
Mutual of Omaha Corporate headquarters is a public building built with 7 floors underground.
Kearney, Nebraska is located exactly between Boston and San Francisco.
The cost of the Nebraska Capitol building was $9,800,400.07 in 1932. The construction job came in under budget and the building was paid for by the time it was completed.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln weight toom is the largest in the country. It covers three-fourths of an acre.
The University of Nebraska football team has produced more Acedemic All-Americans than any other Division I school.
Weeping Water Blood Drive
What: American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Thursday, January 24, 2008
Time: 1:00-6:30 p.m.
Where: Weeping Water United Methodist Church
To Make your appointment call Jean at 402-267 7245
American Red Cross
Winter Theatre Schedule
Mahoney State Park 2007-2008
Winter Theatre Season
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, February 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 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 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.
Future Dancers Camp
The Weeping Water 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
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.
January 17, 24, 31, 3:30-4:30 p.m.: "Ooey, Gooey Science" An after school workshop for children ages 9-12. Explore science and how it works. All projects will be safe and simple. Registration is required. Call 253-2797
Completely New-Upgraded Community Website Planned.
Thanks to significant corporate leadership the plans
have begun for an upgrade
Louisville Community Website
and this time, it is all about you!
Adult Night at the Rink
Flying Wheels Fun Center
Thursday, January 17th
Over 18 yrs. old
Start the year out right...get some excercise, talk to your friends! Come skating! This is the first adult night of 2008!
Wednesday, January 9: School Board Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 10: High School Basketball Game (BJV, GV, BV) @ Weeping Water @ 4:30, 6:15, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 11: UNO Middle School Honor Choir
Saturday, January 12: High School Wrestling Invite @ Weeping Water @ 9:30 a.m.High School Basketball Game (BJV, GV, BV) @ Elmwood-Murdock @ 12:30, 2:00, 3:30 p.m. 8th Grade All-State Band
Sunday, January 13: Doane Honor Choir
Monday, January 14: Doane Honor Choir High School Basketball Game (GC, BC) @ Conestoga @ 6:00, 7:00 p.m. Library Board Meeting @ 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 15: High School Basketball Game (GJV, BJV, GV, BV) @ Weeping Water @ 4:00, 5:00, 6:15, 7:30 p.m. PTO Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.