Seven Weeping Water High School students traveled to Fargo, ND over the weekend. Find out why and check out pictures in this edition of the Weeping Water newsletter. Also included this week are updates and new community events.
Weeping Water Students Participate in Six-State Honor Choir
Taylor Hermann, Lindsey Spohr, Riley Kerans, Emily Randall, Sydney Barrett, Rebekka Hammer, and I found out that we had been accepted into our region's NC-ACDA Regional Honor Choir in late November. All of us were ecstatic becuase making these honor choirs is a very big honor. Over 800 students tried out for each choir and only 130 made it. Our region consists of Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa.
There were five different choirs and students from Weeping Water were represented in three of the five choirs. Taylor, Lindsey, Riley, and Emily were all accepted into the Elementary Honor Choir. Sydney Barrett was in the Middle Level Honor Choir and Rebekka and I were in the High School Women's Honor Choir.
The High School and Middle Level Honor Choirs began on Wednesday, March 5, so Sydney, Rebekka, and I, along with our director Kim Hammer and teacher Laurie Barett, left at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning to make the 7 hour car ride to North Dakota. After hitting bad weather causing a delay in our trip, we arrived in Fargo. We rehearsed Wednesday night and all day Thursday, Friday, and Saturday preparing for the concert for an audience over 1,200 people Saturday afternoon.
The members of the Elementary Honor Choir did not have to be in North Dakota until Saturday morning for rehearsal. The elementary choir rehearsed all day to prepare for the concert taking place at 2:00 p.m. that afternoon. By the time the concert came, all the members were thoroghly exhausted. Even though we were exhausted, we put on a great show and every honor choir recieved a standing ovation.
Soon it was time for the seven of us to head home for Nebraska. One thing we were happy about was getting away from the -21 degree weather we had to endure in Fargo. We had a great time and the other girls are excited to try out for the National Honor Choir next year.
The frigid North Dakota view from our hotel room.
Emily Randall, Me, and Riley Kerans. Three of the six participants in the honor choir.
The Women's Choir. (Can you spot me in the crowd?)
Part of the children's choir. Lindsey Spohr and Taylor Hermann from Weeping Water in the back row.
Part of the Elementary Honor Choir. Riley Kerans from Weeping Water is in the third row.
Dine Out For Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
Celebrate with Valentino's and make a difference!
When: All day Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Where: All Lincoln Locations of Valentino's
Includes dining room, carry out, and delivery.
Buffet Locations: 35th and Holdrege, 70th and Van Dorn
Buffet Hours: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 4:00-9:00 p.m.
Carryout and delivery locations: 13th and Q, 27th and Superior, 48th and Hwy 2, 17th and South, 30th and Pine Lake Road, 48th and Van Dorn, 70th and Vine, 27th and Hwy 2, 33rd and A, 64th and Havelock, and West O & Capital Beach
Carryout and delivery hours: 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
**10% of sales benefit Cornhusker Council Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts-Homestead Council**
What: The American Legion Birthday Supper
When: Tuesday, March 18
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Legion Hall
Please bring a vegetable, salad, or dessert. Table service, birthday cake, and beverages will be provided.
Sponsored by: The American Legion
Cass County Lodge #20
What: 1st Annual Golf Scramble
When: Friday, May 9, 2008
Time: 12:00 p.m. shotgun start
Where: Bay Hills Golf Course
Cost: $200 per team
4 person best ball, flighted
Flag Prizes and Raffle Other Prizes Other contests (vehicle for hole-in-one!) and other skill contests.
Golfer's Dinner will be provided.
Cowboy Up will perform for a concert and dance afterwards
The BFS Clinicians
(Bigger, Faster, Stronger)
This group represents some of the best, most successful coaches in the country.
Who: Any Weeping Water Student Grades 6-12
What: The secrets of a winning athletic programs
When: Saturday, March 15, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Where: Weeping Water High School
Contact: Coach Kezeor or Coach Barrett
**Be sure to be present for this special event that could help the future of Weeping Water Sports**
The First Congregational United Church of Christ
The United Methodist Church
invite you to join them in Lenten Lunches!
What: Lenten Lunches
Topic: "Jesus' Journey"
When: Thursdays, March 13th and 20th
Time: 12:00-12:45 p.m.
Where: First Congregational Church
204 N Elm Street
Weeping Water, NE 68463
Soup, desserts, and drinks will be provided or you may bring your own lunch.
Please join us!
Summer Reading Program
The Weeping Water Public Library will hold their Summer Reading Program again this summer. They will take place every Tuesday morning in July at 10:00 a.m. The theme is "Catch the Reading Bug" More information will be in a future newsletter.
Weeping Water Book Club
What: Weeping Water Book Club
When: Every third Thursday
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Weeping Water Public Library
Why: To share reading and books. Contact: Sharon Crosby or Jan Aronson for more information.
*All adults and reading tastes are welcome to join the group.*
Winter Story Hour
Who: Preschool age children and their parents
What: Winter Story Hour
When: Every Monday morning at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Weeping Water Public Library
Why: To provide entertainment and bonding opportunities for children and their parents
*Some activites during Story Hour are movies, snacks, always a story, and a coloring page.*
Winter Theatre Schedule
Mahoney State Park 2008
By: Tom Rooney
Carl & Phil know that big money is waiting for people with entrepreneurial spirit and sound business judgment. They have lots of spirit, but little judgment. Their new gourmet health food restaurant flounders, even with their signature drink called the Flaming Idiot. Zippy's, a popular cross town spot, has been crowded ever since Cy Manamalancia, a notorious mobster, was shot in their establishment 20 years ago. What if someone could get murdered in their restaurant? Flaming Idiots is a contemporary farce that won the New American Comedy Festival Award.
Show Dates: March 14, 15, 16, 21, 28, 29, 30, April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
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
The Avoca Rescue Squad is in desperate need of volunteers! They are looking for dedicated individuals to join the team. You do not need to be a trained EMT to sign up-they will get you trained. To learn more about how you can help, please attend the informational meeting on Monday, Marh 24th at 7:00 a.m. at the Avoca QRT Barn near the park.
Football Fish Fry at Murdock High School on Friday, March 14 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
The Plattsmouth Library Book Club will meet April 5th at 10:00 a.m. The club will be discussing the book 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff. They will watch the movie and discuss the book at this meeting.
Fish Fry Night at The St. Joseph Catholic Church. Friday, March 14 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Desserts are provided by the Ladies Guild. Cheese pizza and Mac and Cheese too!
Thursday, March 13: Junior High Wrestling Triangular @ Weeping Water @ 4:15 Lenten Lunches at the First Congregational United Church of Christ @ Noon
Friday, March 14: End of the third quarter for Weeping Water School
Saturday, March 15: High School Track Meet @ Wesleyan Indoor Track @ 9:00 a.m. BFS Clinic @ Weeping Water High School @ 9:00 a.m.
Monday, March 17: Winter Story Hour @ 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, March 18: High School Track Meet @ Conestoga @ 2:00 p.m. American Legion Birthday Supper @ Legion Hall @ 6:00 p.m.