Weeping Water Nebraska
Weeping Water Newsletter

      Weeping Water High School's junior class just arrived home from a week long trip to Washington D.C. Included in this week's newsletter are pictures from their trip and information about the program they went to D.C. with. Also included are many new community events.

 Washington D.C.
      Most of Weeping Water High School's Junior class left at 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 29 for their class trip to Washington D.C. All their hard work fundraising and preparing was finally paying off.
      These students were part of a national program called Close-Up. Through this program, high school students are given the opportunity to tour our Nation's Capital and have a once in a lifetime experience. Through Close-Up the students went to most of Washington D.C.'s most famous monuments and buildings including the Washington Monument, The White House, The National Cathedral, and our Nation's Captial Building.
      The students learned more about our government through workshops and listening to various government representatives. By the time the students arrived home last Saturday you could tell they had a great time. You could also see how exhausted they were from the long, fun-filled week. 
All of Weeping Water's participants in the Close-Up Trip 2008.
 The Main Altar at the National Cathedral.
Weeping Water Students at Arlington Cemetery.
 Breiton Wipf, Jenna Haveman, Kori Duntz, Whitney Wilson, and Morgan Wilson in China Town.
Autism Awareness Month
      April is Autism Awarness month and the Weeping Water Library stocks a book called Seasons of the Soul, which includes personal accounts of Springfield, NE author Janet Syas Nitsick's two sons dealing with autism. In Seasons of the Soul readers set into each season of uplifting faith stories and several personal accounts. The family and book were featured on KMTV and the author had a radio interview aired on WVNE 760 on August 4.
      Midwest Book Reviewer Laurel Johnson said: "This beautiful little book is suitable for all readers and is the ideal gift for family and friends. It's also a joyful testimony to Christians and those who may be questioning their faith. Highly recommended to parents of autistic children."
Tear Soup
A recipe for healing after loss
Program and Discussion with Twyla Humphrey CBSW PLMHP
Hospice of Tabitha
Tabitha Health Care Services
When: Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Where: United Methodist Church
102 W Eldora Ave.
Weeping Water
RSVP: 800-487-3484 
Not fair...bad news...big disappointment...profound loss...major tragedy...more than I can bear
singing_sisters.gifMcClellan Singing Sisters
Who: Anyone What: Gospel Concert
When: Saturday, April 12, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: First Christian Church, Weeping Water
Admission: One can of food
*A love offering will be taken*
For more information call: 402-269-5508
McClellan Singing Sisters have been performing for 11 years all across Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, and Iowa. This sister group is based out of Adams, Nebraska and harmonize with music like Southern Gospel, Contemporary, A cappella, and many other styles. Tiffany (16), Kimberly (12), Jewel (11), and TaMera (6) have sung their way into hearts all across the Midwest.
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      Weeping Water Public School will have picture day Thursday, April 17. Every child will have their picture taken. No money is needed picture day. Through Lifetouch the students are able to view their pictures before paying. Look your best and smile big! 
Attention Pet Owners
Who: All Weeping Water Pet Owners
What: The Annual Pet Vaccination and Licensing Clinic
When: Saturday, April 19, 2008
Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: Weeping Water Fire Barn
Cost: $5.00 per license
If you are unable to attend the clinic, you may license your dogs and/or cats at City Hall during regular working hours or request a license by mail. Please provide animal description, a copy of current rabies vaccination record, self addressed and stamped enveloped, and the required fees.
*All dogs and cats must be licensed by May 1st of each year. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required at the time of licensing.*

Stroke Screenings 
Determine your risk for stroke in under ten minutes!
When: Monday, April 21, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Appointments are necessary
Call toll free: 1-877-722-8258
Cost: Any single test-$35
Two tests-$95
All four tests-$115
Are you at risk?
Two or more of these symptoms mean you are at risk:
*Over 40 years old
*More than 20 lbs overweight 
*Family history of stroke
*High cholesterol
*Cigarette smoking
*High blood pressure
*Inactive lifestyle
*TIAs-Minor Stroke
*Heart Disease
Use this great opportunity to protect yourself and your family from a potential bad situation.
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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 7 countries! Don't miss this great chance to see a historically great Gospel Group. Tickets are going fast! 
The purchase tickets contact:
The Lofte Community Theatre
Manley, NE
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What: Kid's Day 
When: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
      This is an unique opportunity to learn about agriculture while enjoying the great outdoors! See a cow being milked, pet a baby calf, and sample locally-produced Legacy Milk! Take a guided tour of the 127-year-old farm where you'll learn about farming practices 100 years ago, 50 years ago, and today. 
      Reservations are now being accepted for groups of 10 or more people. Children of all ages are welcome and we will customize your tour to suit the age level of your group. The cost is $3.00 per person. Children ages 2 & under and paid staff members are free with a minimum of 10 paying guests. We'll provide every group with a packet of farm-related coloring and activity pages so you can continue your learning experience after you leave the farm. SPECIAL VALUE: Add lunch to your tour for just $2.00 more! Lunch includes hot dogs, chips, carrots/celery, and Legacy Milk or bottled water. 
      Morning and afternoon time slots are still available. Call 402-267-4104 or E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. now to make a reservation. Bloom Where You're Planted Farm is at 911-108th St. rural Avoca, NE. Visit their website at www.bloompumpkinpatch.com for a map and directions. 
Community Garage Sales
When: Saturday, May 3, 2008
Janelle Gegg has graciously volunteered her time to the organization of this year's Weeping Water Community Garage Sales. Thanks Janelle!
To be listed in the garage sale flyer please include the following:
*The address of your sale 
*Dates and times of sale (if more than Saturday)
*A brief description of items 
*$7 fee to cover advertising costs (Make checks payable to Janelle Gegg)
Maps: Maps will be available at Stop N Shop, Express Lane, and The City Office. An add will also run in Cassgram, the Weeping Water Community Website, and the local newspaper.
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Cass County Lodge #20
What: 1st Annual 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 Other Raffle Prizes
Win a vehicle for a hole-in-one!
Golfer's Dinner will be Provided
*Cowboy Up will perform for a concert and dance afterwards!*

Weeping Water Basketball Camp
When: Monday-Thursday, June 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th
Times: 6th to 9th Boys and Girls-9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
2nd to 5th Boys and Girls-12:00-1:15 p.m.
(Grades entering in 2008-2009 School Year)
Cost: $35.00 per camper
(Includes camp t-shirt)
Focus of camp
Fundamentals and Basketball instruction will be the main focus at the camp. Shooting, dribbling, defense, 1 on 1 skills, and passing are main areas we look to build upon. Our goal is to help develop a more well-rounded basektball player by teaching the correct fundamentals and rules of the game. We also want to help show each camper ways they can improve their game to help them become the best player they can be.  
"Great players are MADE in the OFF-SEASON"
Awards and Competition
*Hot Shot
*Dribbling Competition
*1 on 1
If you plan to attend there are registration sheets at the school. Fill out and send the sheet along with registration cost to: B.J. Blase, 804 Eldora Ave, Weeping Water, NE 68463 or bring to the school before May 21. 
Any questions, call: 267-2445 or 308-940-1040
Winter Theatre Schedule 
Mahoney State Park 2008
Flaming Idiots
By: Tom Rooney
Carl & Phil know that big money is waiting for people with entrepreneurial spirit and sound business judsment. They have lots of spirit, but little judgment. Their 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 twenty years ago. What if someone could get murdered in their restaurant? Flaming Idiots is a contemporary farce that won the New American Comedy Festical Award.
Show Dates: April 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: 402-2523
Hurry or time will run out on this hilarious spring play!
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Who: Preschool age children and their parents
What: Winter Story Hour
When: Every Monday Morning
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Weeping Water Public Library
Why: To provide entertainment and bonding opportunities for children and their parents
Activities: Movies, snacks, a story, and a coloring page 
Community News
Avoca Red Sox 12 & under Baseball's first game is a double header on April 20 at Omaha Lightning at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.
The United Methodist Women of St. Paul Methodist Church of
Elmwood present Desserts for Daughters
When: Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Nikki Ford-nutritionist for HyVee Grocery
Tickets: Adults-$5 in advance or $7 at door
Children 6 to 12 yrs.-$2
Children 5 & under-Free
Contact: Carolyn Oehlerking 994-4305
Donna Clements 994-4775
New Jobs Section-Community Website Seasonal Staff Needed
at Platte River State Park and Mahoney State Park Submit an application online today!
Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation's Annual Spring Banquet
When: Saturday, April 12, 2008
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Elmwood Elementary School
Cost: $8.00
For tickets call: 994-3855
*Be sure to reserve your spot!*
Enjoy a catered meal followed by a great program. This year's theme is "Windmills Across Nebraska." Speakers will be windmill expert Loren Lockman, who will talk about the history and importance of windmills to the Midwest farming history, and Barbara Chamness from The Center for Rural Affairs, who will speak about the Center's recent "Windmills Across Nebraska" project.
The Cass County Museum will be hosting their Annual May Basket Workshop for children ages 5 to 10 on Saturday, April 26, 2008 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and the cost is $1.00 per child.
Bugeater Flea Market
When: June 6, 7, & 8
When: Sarpy County Fairgrounds
The flea market will be in conjuction with Springfield Days. Indoor and outdoor booths are available to rent. Call Steve or Jill at 402-935-7917 or book online at: www.bugeaterfleamarket.com
Wednesday, April 9: High School Golf Meet @ Milford @ 9:30 a.m. Tear Soup @ United Methodist Church @ 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 10: Junior High Track Meet @ Syracuse @ 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 12: McClellan Singing Sisters @ First Christian Church @ 7:00 p.m.
Monday, April 14: High School Golf Meet @ Ashland-Greenwood @ 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 15: High School ECNC Golf Meet TBA
Wednesday, April 16: No School for Weeping Water Public School

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