Weeping Water Nebraska
Weeping Water Newsletter
      Regardless of a serious knee injury, Joel Haveman started in his last home basketball game last Friday, February 15. Included in this week's newsletter is Joel's story. Also included are updated and new community activities and events. 
Weeping Water Basketball
      The Weeping Water High School Boys Basketball Team had their final home basketball game of the season last Friday, February 15. Weeping Water senior Joel Haveman injured his knee early in the season and was unable to play any games throughout this season. Even though Joel is still unable to play he was once again announced as one of the starting five on Friday night. 
Joel took his place for the tip off. Senior Jake Nutter jumped for the tip off and tipped it to Junior Andrew Haveman who quickly passed it to Joel before Weeping Water's coach, BJ Blase, called timeout to take Joel out of his final game of the season. The crowd immediately stood cheering and clapping for the wonderful player who was unable to play in his final home game.  It was a very emotional time for the entire team.  
Congratulations to the varsity team on their win against Conestoga on Friday and congratulations to the senior players: Jake Nutter, Jacob Wardyn, and Joel Haveman on their wonderful career in high school basketball. All of the senior basketball players are also considering playing sports in college. Congratulations and good luck in the future!  
Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser
Who: Modern Woodmen of America
Camp 4521, Weeping Water, NE
is sponsoring a matching fund project
What: Breakfast and lunch during the Little League Wrestling Tournament
For the benefit of: Weeping Water Volunteer Fire Department
When: Sunday, March 2, 2008
Time: 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Where: Weeping Water Multipurpose Room
 All proceeds raised will be matched by Modern Woodmen up to $2,500.
The money will be used to purchase a compresed air station.
Be sure to support our very important Volunteer Firefighters with this great fundraiser!!
Summer Employment Positions Available
City of Weeping Water
Pool Manager & Lifeguards
lifeguard.jpgJob requirements: Lifeguard Training & CPR
Pool Managers must be certified
Ballpark Manager & Park Maintenance
Must be 16 yrs. of age, possess a valid driver's license and be able to operate equipment for lawn care and/or ball field prep.
Salaries based on qualifications.
For additional information or to obtain an application, contact:
City Clerk, PO Box 329, Weeping Water, NE 68463
Application deadline: March 7, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.
Ballfield Concession Stand
      The city of Weeping Water is currently accepting bids for the opperation of the Cencession Stand at the Weeping Water Ballfield during the summer ball season for the ensuing year. Bidders must be prepared to operate the concession stand for all scheduled games. Operation of the stand during Limestone Days festivities is optional. Additional information and a copy of the proposed contract my be obtained by contacting the City Clerk's Office.
      All interested persons may submit a proposal to the City Clerk, P.O. Box 329, Weeping Water, NE 68463 by Friday, March 7, 2008 by 2:00 p.m. Minimum bid is $500.
      The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities in bids submitted.
Baseball-Softball Sign-Up
      Sign-Up forms are available at the school and various businesses around town for the 2008 Baseball-Softball season. Sign-Up deadline is Friday, February 22, 2008. No late registration will be accepted because league teams need to be set in advance! After filling out the form send or deliver the form and payment to the Weeping Water City Office or mail to:  Weeping Water City Clerk, PO Box 329, Weeping Water, NE 68463.
      Cost: $35.00 per player. (T-ball $20.00) No refunds. May pay at time of registration.
      Boys and girls teams: T-ball (Kindergarten), 8 & under, 10 & under, 12 & under, 14 & under. Girls only: 16 & under and 18 & under.
      If you have any questions feel free to call the city office at 267-5152 or any member of the Ball Team Committee Members: Mike Barrett, Scott Schreiner, Chad Heath, Ron Hermann, Tracy Wipf, Carol Thomassen, and Sheri Wilson.
Cass County Town Hall Meeting
Sponsored by: LiveWise Cass Chapter
Who: All parents, youth age 10 and up, and all who care about the safety and health of our community are invited
When: Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Exposition Center at the Cass County Fairgrounds
A lite dinner will be served.
Community Partners: Custom Catering, Lincoln Council on Alcoholism and Drugs, Tobacco Free Cass County, PRIDE
Did you know? 
76.8% of Cass County's 12th graders reported using alcohol and 29.6% reported binge drinking (5 or more drinks in a setting). Also 52.6% of 10th graders reported alcohol abuse
*Please come to this meeting and learn how to prevent your children and community from being part of these statistics.*
box_tops.jpgBox Tops
Time is Blowing Away!
Bring your Box Tops NOW!
All Box Tops will be collected and counted by February 27!!
Congratulations to the winners: Michaela Lawrence, Jake Meeske, Dayne Wilson, Gabriel Ackman, Matt Wissel, Stevie Hanson,
and Ryan Smith 
Be sure to save and send in all Box Tops to benefit our school!  
Benefit Dinner
For David "Tiny" Adams 
to help with medical expenses
All-you-can-eat spaghetti supper
Sponsored by: Union United Methodist Church
Where: Nehawka Community Center
When: Saturday, February 23, 2008
Time: 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Door prizes and raffles!
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 the church office at 267-4865 or any of the following list to purchase tickets:
Herb Kraeger 267-5507      Bill Mayfield 227-3545
Keith Balfour 227-2007      Mike Spohr 267-5423
Dick Webster 267-0108
Nebraska Wesleyan Faculty Brass Trio
Guest trupeter Deborah Bouffard will join members Dean Haist, trumpet;
Ric Ricker, horn; and Nancy Vogt, trombone will be performing some of
their favorite musical selections.
When: Sunday, March 2, 2008
Time: 7:30 p.m.
trumpet.jpgWhere: O'Donnell Auditorium-Rogers Fine Arts Building
Nebraska Wesleyan University
50th & Huntington
Lincoln, NE
March Into Spring
The Lincoln Municipal Band will present its annual Spring Indoor Concert, "March Into Spring." Featuring the winner of the 2008 John Shildneck Young Artist Award.
When: Sunday, March 16, 2008
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Where: O'Donnell Fine Arts Center at
Nebraska Wesleyan University
50th & Huntington
Lincoln, NE
McClellan Singing Sisters
Who: McClellan Singing Sisters
What: Gospel Concert
When: Saturday, April 12, 2008
Where: First Christian Church, Weeping Water
McClellan Singing Sisters are amazing! Four sisters under the age of sixteen have been singing gospel music for seven years!
Community News
Slogan Contest Underway
The Avoca site needs a name/slogan. Submit your ideas for slogans that will give visitors to the site a "feel" for what Avoca is all about to Teresa Lorensen, the Avoca Newsletter writer. The ideal name would consider both the village and the surrounding countryside. All suggestions recieved by February 24 will be listed in the February 27th newsletter, and then there will be a vote for the favorite. Whoever submits the winning slogan will be recognized and get their photo in the newsletter. You don't have to live in Avoca to submit a suggestion!
Dancing Night at Flying Wheels
When: Friday, February 22, 2008
Time: 6:30-10:00 p.m.
UNL students are traveling down to Elmwood for a special dance event. They will teach many different types of dances. Be sure to come to skate, dance, and have tons of fun!
The Plattsmouth Public Library will be hosting an open mike night on Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. More details soon!
Thursday, February 21: High School Boys Basketball Districts TBA Junior High Girls Basketball game @ Weeping Water @ 3:30 p.m.
Friday, February 22: Girls Basketball District Finals TBA Deadline for Weeping Water Baseball/Softball Sign-Up
Saturday, February 23: Junior High Wrestling Invite @ Weeping Water @ 9:00 p.m. Fundraiser for David "Tiny" Adams 
Monday, February 25: First Day of Spring Practice for Weeping Water High School
Tuesday, February 26: High School Boys Basketball District Finals TBA
Wednesday, February 27: NO SCHOOL due to Parent Teacher Conferences from Noon-8:00 p.m.