Weeping Water Nebraska

Weeping Water Newsletter

      10 Weeping Water Elementary students traveled to Springfield to participate in the Sing Around Nebraska Honor Choir. More information on the choir and pictures are included in this week's newsletter. Also included are upadated and new community announcements.

Sing Around Nebraska

      Weeping Water Elementary School sent a large number of 10 students ranging from 4th-6th grade to the Sing Around Nebraska Honor Choir, which took place Saturday, February 23 at Platteview School in Springfield. It is a very great honor to be selected for this honor choir.
 
      In order to be accepted into this honor choir, the kids had to record themselves singing a solo of their choice and send the tape in. A panel of judges review all the tapes and decide which kids make it and which don't. So as you can see, it is a very big honor for Weeping Water to send 10 kids to such a hard honor choir.
     
The Weeping Water students were joined by 90 other students from Fort Calhoun, York, Springfield, Louisville, Westmont, Wakefield, and Tekamah-Herman. The students started practice early at 8:00 a.m. and practice almost nonstop until their concert for the parents at 7:00 p.m. that night. The students performed 7 songs, two of which were foreign language songs! 
     
The students that were accepted into the Sing Around Nebraska Honor Choir were Savannah Barrett, MacKenzie Burch, Emily Randall, Michaela Horn, Riley Kerans, Travis Grafe, Collin Heath, Taylor Hermann, Gage Kraeger, and Lindsey Spohr. Congratulations on making it into the choir and putting on a great performance!
 
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The Sing Around Nebraska Honor Choir in their pretty purple
t-shirts they recieved and wore for the concert.
 
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The Sing Around Nebraska Choir with their director, Tom Michalek.
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Weeping Water Students who particpated in the honor choir.
 
Weeping Water Auditorium Renovation Project
     
A very positive community project is currently underway for the City of Weeping Water. We need your financial help to make it possible. The Weeping Water Community Building Foundation is restoring the old building that was used as an auditorium for the Cass County Agricultural Society.
 
The new building would be a multipurpose facility and would include a banquet hall, city offices, and a community center, which will serve as a site for Senior Citizen Meals, community organizational meetings/functions, and will be available for public rental. It is also under consideration that the Public Library be moved to the basement of the new community building.
 
      Several generous donations have been made from numerous people and businesses, grant funds, and sales tex revenue for Weeping Water have been some ways the community building project has recieved money. But, there is still a great deal of need to meet financial obligations. This is a great opportunity to give back to your community in a positive way. All contributors will be recognized. 
     
If you have any questions or would like to recieve a Commemorative Brick Order Form, contact the Weeping Water Community Building Foundation, P.O. Box 329, Weeping Water, NE 68463, or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Your support is greatly appreciated!
 
 
Summer Employment Positions Available
 
City of Weeping Water
Pool Manager & Lifeguards
Job 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
preperations.
 
Salaries based on qualifications.
For additional information or to obtain an application, contact:
City Clerk, P.O. Box 329, Weeping Water, NE 68463
402-267-5152
Application Deadline: March 7, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.
 
Ball Field Concession Stand
      The city of Weeping Water is currently accepting bids for the opperation of the Concession Stand at the Weeping Water Ball Field 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 can 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. Proposals are due 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.
 
Father/Son Banquet
Saturday, March 1, 2008
6:00 p.m.
Weeping Water United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Children 5 & under:$5.00
Adults: $9.00
Special guest: Dave Thorell
"Humor With a Message"
Please call the church office at 267-4865 or any from 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
 
Cass County Town Hall Meeting
Sponsored by: LiveWise Chapter 
Who: All parents, youth age 10 and up, and all who are about the 
safety and health of our community
When: Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Cass County Fairgrounds Exposition Center
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 have reported using alcohol and 29.6% reported binge drinking (5 or more drinks in a setting). Also 52.6%of 10th graders have reported alcohol abuse. 
**Please come to this meeting and learn how to prevent your children and community from being another number in these scary statistics.**
 
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
402-267-5508
McClellan Singing Sisters are amazing! Four sisters under the age of sixteen have been singing gospel music for seven years!
 
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet
Who: The Blackwood Brothers Quartet
What: Gospel Concert
When: Sunday, April 27, 2008
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Where: The Lofte Community Theatre
Cost: $10.00 per ticket
General admission seating.
The origional Blackwood Brothers from Choctaw County, Mississippi that Elvis Presley loved is coming to our community! The Blackwood Brothers have recorded over 200 albums and toured 47 countries! Don't miss this great chance to see a historicly great Gospel Group.
To purchase tickets contact:
Lofte Community Theatre
P.O. Box 62
Manley, NE 68403
402-234-2553
 
Nebraska Wesleyan Faculty Brass Trio
Guest trumpeter Deborah Bouffard will join members Dean Haist, trumpet; Ric Ricker, horn; and Nancy Vogt, trombone for a great concert of some of their favorite musical selections.
When: Sunday, March 2, 2008
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: O'Donnell Auditorium-Rogers Fine Arts Building
Nebraska Wesleyan University
50th & Huntington
Lincoln, NE
NO ADMISSION CHARGE!!
 
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
 
Community News
 
Avoca:
Celebrate St. Patty's Day Early!
Holy Trinity Catholic Church's 
Annual Corned Beef & Cabbage OR Ham Dinner
Sunday, March 9, 2008 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Avoca Town Hall
Adults: $7.00
Ages 4-10: $3.00
 
Elmwood:
Lifetime Wellness Clinic Under New Ownershio
Chiropractic Physicians: Dr. Bryan E. Hufstader and Dr. Sally K. Hufstader
Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
For appointments call: 402-994-2030
 
Murdock:
February 28th & 29th-No School for Elmwood-Murdock due to spring break
 
Plattsmouth:
February 29, 2008-Annual Mr. PHS Contest @ 7:00 p.m.
 
Springfield:
February 29 & March 14-Fish Fry Nights at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Columbus
Desserts will be provided by the Ladies Guild
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Cheese pizza and Mac n Cheese too!
 
Calendar
Wednesday, February 27: No School Parent Teacher Conferences Noon-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 28: Girls Basketball State Tournament TBA
Friday, February 29: Leap Day!! Girls Basketball State Tournament TBA Junior High Wrestling @ Fort Calhoun @ 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 1: Girls Basketball State Finals TBA Father/Son Banquet @ Methodist Church @ 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 2: Nebraska Wesleyan Faculty Brass Trio @ 7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 3: Firefighter's Meeting @ 7:00 p.m. First day of High School Spring Practice
Tuesday, March 4: Junior High Wrestling @ Weeping Water @ 4:30 p.m. Rescue Squad Meeting @ 7:00 p.m. Cass County Town Hall Meeting @ Cass County Fairgrounds Exposition Building @ 6:30 p.m.