Weeping Water Nebraska
Weeping Water Newsletter
      Weeping Water FCCLA sent twelve students to Peru last Friday for District STAR competition. Find out the results of the cometition and, if you don't know, find out what the heck STAR is in this week's newsletter. Also included are lots of new community news and updates.
Weeping Water Students Compete in FCCLA District Event

      Last Friday, January 25, twelve Weeping Water High School students traveled to Peru State College to compete in the district FCCLA STAR competition. STAR stands for students taking action for recognition. FCCLA participants can elect to create a presentation about any community or world based issue. Some topics that have been used in the past are divorce, teenage pregnancy, bullying, the five senses, bicycle safety, etc. The students all have the opportunity to travel to districts to compete for a chance to compete at the State FCCLA level. To be able to participate at the state level the students have to place first in their category at districts.

      It is a very great honor to make it to the state competition and Weeping Water is proud to say that ten out of the twelve participants will be competing in the Nebraska State STAR competition. The students who qualified to compete in State STAR are: Kori Duntz, Morgan Wilson, Becky Miller, Whitney Wilson, Angela Danielson, Phillip Rhodes, Hannah Moser, Loxley Grafe, Rebekka Hammer, and Jenna Haveman. Everyone did a wonderful job on their presentations and good luck to those competing at the State Competition in April. Congratulations on making state!
Practicing presentations by performing for High School Classes was done by most participants 
Jenna Haveman preparing her project before districts
Jenna Haveman and Whitney Wilson preparing their STAR project
spaghetti.jpgSpaghetti Feed
Who: Weeping Water Lions Club
What: Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser
When: Friday, February 8, 2008
Time: 4:30-9:00 p.m.
Where: Weeping Water High School Multipurpose Room
Cost: $6.00
Also, bring your used eye glasses and hearing aids to donate.
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      Are you a writer, or do you know someone who is? The Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation's sixth-annual short story contest is going on now. Contest deadline is February 19, 2008. Stories by Nebraska authors are eligible for prizes in three categories--adult, high school, and middle school. Complete contest details can be found at: www.bessstreeteraldrich.org 
Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass County Chapter Awarded Funds for Child Passenger Safety Efforts
      The Cornhusker Motor Club Foundation and AAA Nebraska recently announced that the Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass County Chapter has been awarded $2,000 to purchase and provide child safety seats to low income families living in Sarpy and Cass County.

      The seats that are purchased will be distributed to families in need during two private events this spring and will benefit families served by Cass County Head Start in Plattsmouth and A Woman's Touch Pregnancy Counseling Center in Bellevue. Families will recieve education about child safety seats and install the seats with the guidance of Certified Child Safety Technicians.

      Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass County held a similar private event for Sarpy County Head Start Families in September 2007 where 87% of the seats were brought to the event warranted replacement.
For your information: The Nebraska Democratic Party will be caucusing on February 9, 2008. In Cass County it will be held at the Extension Office at the Cass County Fairgrounds at 2:00 p.m.
Winter Theatre Schedule
Mahoney State Park 2007-2008
Amy's Wish
By: Tom Sharkey
Recently retired and newlyweds, Sam and Amy Galway, arrive at their honeymoon retreat in Fountain Springs, FL. This retirement community happens to be the place where Ponce de Leon thought he found the fountain of youth. Since this is their homeymoon, 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: 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 chidren 10 & under
For reservations call: 402-944-2523
Father/Son Banquet
Saturday, March 1, 2008
6:00 p.m.
Weeping Water United Methodist
Church Fellowship Hall
Adults: $9.00
Children 5 & under: $5.00
Special Guest: Dave Thorell
"Humor With a Message"
(Dave Thorell is a radio personality from station KRVN in Lexington, NE "The Rural Voice of Nebraska")
Please call one of these men to purchase tickets:
Herb Kraeger 267-5507      Bill Mayfield 227-3545
Keith Balfour 227-2007      Mike Spohr 267-5423
Dick Webster 267-0108
Or call the church office at 267-4865
trumpet.jpgThe Captital Jazz Society
      The Capital Jazz Society announces its upcoming series of events for winter and spring 2008. The Monday Night Big Band performances featuring a 17-piece band and the Thursday Night Jazz Series features an array of local and regional jazz artists.
      All events are held at PO Pears, located at 322 South 9th Street, Lincoln, NE, from 7:30-10:00 p.m.
      Admission for each performance is $6.00 for adults, $5.00 for students (with ID), or $3.00 if you bring your instrument and sit in with the band (Mondays only). Full food and beverage service is available.
Thursday, January 31, 2008-Group Sax
Monday, February 4, 2008-Bob Krueger, director
Thursday, February 7, 2008-Peter Bouffard Jazz Group
Monday, February 11, 2008-Brad Obbink, director
Monday, February 18, 2008-Bob Krueger, director
Thursday, February 21, 2008-Camille DeVore
Monday, February 25, 2008-Dean Haist, director
Thursday, Febraury 28, 2008-John Carlini & Friends
McClellan Singing Sisters
Who: McClellan Singing Sisters
What: Gospel Concert
When: Saturday, April 12, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: First Christian Church, Weeping Water
306 H St.
McClellan Singing Sisters are amazing! Four sisters all under 16 yrs. old have been singing gospel songs for over seven years!
**Thank you to everyone who provided me with information for this week's newsletter. It is very much appreciated!** 
Community News
Shrove Tuesday
Pancake Supper
at First Lutheran Church (North Branch), Avoca
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
5:00-7:30 p.m.
Free will donation
Bits & Pieces Book Club
Buy 12 books and get 1 free!
(free book up to $1.99)
Sponsored by the E-M FBLA
Elmwood-Murdock Elementary 5-8 grade Spelling Bee
at the elementary gym at 1:30 p.m.
Valentine Luncheon at Springfield United Methodist Church
$6.00 per person
Make your reservations by calling Shirley Buskirk at 234-2770 or 253-2483
February 6, 2008 at 12:30 p.m.
Plattsmouth Public High School will be hosting its annual Mr. PHS contest
February 29, 2008
Theme: Southern Reflections
Last year the contest winner was awarded over $1,500 in scholarships and $800 in prizes
New Library Hours
Starting February 4, 2008, the Louisville Library will be open on Monday and Wednesday evenings until 7:00 p.m. bs`kv> dif~ alibs0+centiv+? &n="p0 s9 &nv>{? Calendar
Thursday, January 31, 2008: Junior High Girls Basketball game @ Conestoga @ 6:30 p.m.
Friday, February 1, 2008: High School Wrestling ECNC Meet @ Louisville @ 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 2, 2008: Junior High Girls Basketball Tournament @ Weeping Water @ 8:00 a.m.
Monday, February 4, 2008: Firefighters Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008: Rescue Squad Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.