Weeping Water Nebraska

The Weeping Water Elementary Basketball teams hosted games last Sunday against
Louisville. Included in this week's newlsetter are pictures and results from some of the games. Also included are new and updated community events.
Weeping Water Elementary Basketball
The Weeping Water Little League Basketball teams had games this past Sunday at Weeping Water against Louisville. Little League consists of 3rd through 6th grade, both boys and girls. I wasn't able to attend all seven games, but I was able to attend the first two, which was the 5th grade girls and the 3rd grade girls. The 5th grade game was very close throughout the whole game with the winner changing each quarter. Weeping Water tried their hardest and unfortunately was defeated in the last quarter with a final score of 9-12. For the 3rd grade teams, special hoops with a lower rim are placed on top of the regular basketball hoops for a lower goal. Even with these special hoops I could see that this team had great potential. Weeping Water didn't even have sports for 3rd graders when I was in the 3rd grade  and to me it looked as if the 3rd grade team could've beat the 5th grade team I was on any day. The third grade girls played hard until the end, but they fell short to Louisville's team with a score of 11-29. From what I have heard, the rest of the teams did great the remainder of the day, even pulling off some wins here and there. Keep up the good work Elementary Students! From what I see with the great players and coaches, I'm sure we'll have a great high school basketball team in a couple of years!

Little League's 5th grade girls team
5th grader Riley Kerans going for the lay-up
Third grade girls giving it all they've got!
Third grade's Kara Aronson receiving the pass from Kendall Barrett

Spaghetti 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 School Multipurpose Room
Cost: $6.00
Also bring used eyeglasses and hearing aids to donate.

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"
Please call one of these men to purchase tickets:
Herb Krager 267-5507 Bill Mayfield 227-3545
Keith Balfour 227-2007 Mike Spohr 267-5423
Dick Webster
Or call the church office at 267-4865

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 music for over seven years!

Democratic Caucus
The Nebraska Democratic Party will be caucusing on February 9, 2008. The Cass County caucus will be held at the Extension Office at the Cass County Fairgrounds at 2:00 p.m.

Writing Contest
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 eligable for prizes in three categories: adult, high school, and middle school. Complete contest details are available at: www.bessstreeteraldrich.org

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, Florida. This retirement community happens to be the place where Ponce de Leon thought he found the fountain of youth. Since this is her 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 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

Planning Ahead to Prevent Firearm-Related Injuries
Firearm injuries can result from an unauthorized individual, often a child, finding a loaded and unsecured firearm in the home or similar setting. The risk of firearm-related unintentional injuries or deaths can be reduced when gun owners are aware of and fully understand their responsibility to handle them safely and store them in a secure manner. Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass County and its partners are taking steps to inform and educate firearm owners on key safety issues and to provide firearm safety kits that include a gun locking device.
  • A gun in the home can be a danger to children. Parents should seriously weigh the risks of keeping a gun in the home.
  • Gun owners should always store firearms (including BB or pellet guns) unloaded and locked up, out of reach of children. Ammunition should be locked in a seperate location, also out of reach of children.
  • Quality safety devices, such as gun locks, lock boxes, or gun safes should be used for every gun kept in the home. Keep gun storage keys and lock combinations hidden in a seperate location.
  • Parents should teach children to never touch or play with guns, and to tell an adult if they find one.


Locations where free gun locks can be picked up (while supplies last) include:

  • Bellevue Police Department, 210 West Mission Boulevard, Bellevue
  • Gretna City Hall, 204 North McKenna Av., Gretna
  • La Vista Police Department, 7701 S. 96th St., La Vista
  • Papillion Police Department, 1000 East 1st St., Papillion
  • Sarpy/Cass Department of Health & Wellness, 701 Olson Drive, Suite 101, Papillion
  • Sarpy County Sheriff's Department, 1208 Golden Gate Drive, Papillion
  • Cass County Law Enforcement Center, 336 Main Street Plattsmouth
Community News
The First Lutheran Church (North Branch), Avoca, is sponsoring a Baked Potato Bar on Sunday, February 3 from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Enjoy baked potatoes with a selection of toppings, salads, and desserts. Free will donation. Funds may be supplemented by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
For more Avoca news visit: www.avocanebraska.com
No School Thursday, February 7 due to parent teacher conferences. Conferences will be held from Noon-8:00 p.m. at the Elementary School. The S.O.S. will be selling Valentinos pizza. Orders must be turned in by noon on February 6th.
For more Elmwood news visit: www.elmwoodnebraska.com
The Louisville Community Website is getting a makeover this week! Check out the new updates and community information at:www.louisvillenebraska.com
On Friday, February 15 S.O.S. will be holding a soup supper at Murdock during the basketball games vs. Louisville. Be sure to come and eat yummy soup and support the community.
For more Murdock news visit: www.murdocknebraska.com
The Plattsmouth Public Library is holding Chocolate Day for area children on February 9, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Cost is free and registration is not required. Be sure to go for a chocolate-y good time!
For more Plattsmouth news visit: www.plattsmouthnebraska.com
New Hours ar Hometown Market on Main Street in Springfield
New hours are as follows:
9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
For more Springfield news visit: www.springfieldnebraska.com
Wednesday, February 6: Ash Wednesday
Thursday, February 7: Junior High Girls Basketball game @ Weeping Water @ 4:00 p.m.
Friday, February 8: High School Wrestling Districts TBA High School Basketball games (BJV, GJV, GV, BV) @ Weeping Water @ 4:00, 5:00, 6:15, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 9: High School Wrestling Districts TBA Little League Basketball games @ Weeping Water @ 9:00 a.m.
Monday, February 11: High School Girls Basketball Subdistricts TBA City Council Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 12: High School Girls Basketball Subdistricts TBA