Weeping Water Nebraska
Weeping Water Newsletter
      Weeping Water Academic Top 10 Night took place Monday, April 14. Included in this week's newsletter are pictures and lists of each classes Top 10. Also included are new and updated community events. 
 Academic Top 10/GPA of 3.5 or Above

      Weeping Water High School honored their Academic Top 10 students and any student with a 3.5 or above GPA. There were also awards for Most Improved Student. Weeping Water Alumni, Bob Pinkerton, was the guest speaker for the honorable night.

Academic Top 10:

Grade 9-Loxley Grafe, Hoyt Kraeger, Darren Mason, Peter    Moser, Adam Nielsen, Joel Sahulka, Katie Vice, Brandi Wende, Brianna Westover, and Coutrney Wissel. 
Grade 10-Zach Barrett, Ben Dehne, Brooke Gjerde, Samantha Gohr, Rebekka Hammer, Hannah Hartman, Ann Hyda, Jacob Kirchhoff, Shelton Mozena, and Ryan Nielsen.
Grade 11-Bryan Bailey, Jack Douglas, Kori Duntz, Rachelle Hanson, Tina Hartman, Jenna Haveman, Dezirae Neitzel, Justin Wiles, Morgan Wilson, Whitney Wilson.
Grade 12-Allison Baier, Angela Danielson, Logan Dettmann, Molly Leckron, Hannah Moser, Louise Patterson, Rachel Randall, Jordan Redden, Phillip Rhodes, Craig Rupp, Alex Vice, Jacob Wardyn, and Samantha Wessels.
Most Improved: Seniors-Gary Myers & Kelsey McSorley
Juniors-Jace Keckler & Matt Spohr
Sophomores-Phillip Henley & Shannon Myers

Freshman Top 10
Sophomore Top 10
Junior Top 10

Senior Top 10

Most Improved Students (missing a few people)

Bring Weeping Water Together for Children

Celebrate the Week of the Young Children
April 13-19, 2008

      Early childhood education is vital to our community. Children need a strong early learning foundation to succeed in school, and go on to succeed in life. Make a differnce in your community.
*Support early literacy programs. Early reading skills are crucial for young children to be ready for school.
*Reach out and thank parents, teachers, and all adults who help young children get a great start.
*Support policies at the local, state, and federal levels that provide high-quality early learning opportunities for all young children. 
What: Family Literacy Night
When: Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Weeping Water Public Library

Picture Day

      Weeping Water Public School will have picture day on Thursday, April 17. Every child will have their picture taken. No money is needed on picture day. Through Lifetouch the parents are able to view the 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 dog and/or cat 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 envelope, 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 of 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 yrs. 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.*

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 original 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!* 
To purchase tickets contact:
The Lofte Community Theatre
Manly, NE

Bloom Where You're Planted
What: Kid's Day
When: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
This is a 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 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 offered her time to the organization of this year's Weeping Water Community Garage Sales. Thanks Janelle!
To be listed in the garage sale map please include the following:
*The address of your sale
*Dates and times of sale
*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.

Golf Scramble

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, and 19th
Times: 6th-9th Boys and Girls-9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
2nd-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 basketball 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 Competitions
*Hot Shot
*Dribbling Competition
*Free Throws
*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: BJ Blase, 804 Eldora Avenue, Weeping Water, NE 68463 or bring to the school before May 21
Any questions, call: 402-267-2445 or 308-940-1040

Cass County Relay for Life

      The 2008 Relay for Life of Cass County will celebrate cancer survivors, remeber those lost to cancer, and inspire our community to fight back against cancer! 
When: Saturday, June 21-Sunday, June 22
Time: 7:00 p.m. Saturday-7:00 a.m. Sunday
Where: Plattsmouth High School Track
For more information, contact: Debbi Stander at 402-267-5556 or Julie Jacobs at 402-235-3354
*There are currently donation jars around town!*
      CELEBRATE the lives of those who have battled cancer. The strength of survivors inspires others to continue to fight. REMEMBER loved ones lost to the disease. At Relay, people who walk alongside those battling cancer can grieve and find healing. FIGHT BACK...we relay because we have been touched by cancer and desperately want to put an end to the disease. Make a commitment to save lives by taking up the fight! Online resource is available at http://event.cancer.org/reflcassne
**The money raised goes to help Cass County**

Winter Story Hour

Who: Preschoolers 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

Rainforest Adventure
Vacation Bible School
Who: Children ages 3 years through 6th grade
What: Rainforest Adventure VBS
When: June 2-6, 2008
Where: First Lutheran Church (North Branch)
Cost: $10 per child
Registration: Due by May 1st
Questions & Register Contact: Paula Wohlers at 227-2675 or Wendy Boitnott at 275-2063

Elmwood-Murdock Baseball/Softball Program is having an all you can eat pancake dinner Sunday, April 20, 2008 from 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. A free will donation will be collected. It will be in the old gym at the high school in Murdock. Please encourage everyone to come and support the Summer Ball program.

Elmwood-Murdock School Carnival on April 18th from 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Advance Tickets can be purchased through Miki Bruns

The Cass County Museum will be hosting their Annual May Basket workshop for children ages 5 to 10 on Saturday, April 26th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and the cost is $1.00 per child.

The Springfield Memorial Library will be selling Duck Drop tickets soon! The Duck Drop race takes place during Springfield Days. The grand prize offered will be a Wii gaming machine. So get ready to purchase your winning ticket. For more information, call the library at 253-2797.

Wednesday, April 16: NO SCHOOl for Weeping Water Schools due to teacher's in-service
Thursday, April 17: Spring Pictures starting @ 8:00 a.m. High School Track @ Bennington @ 1:00 p.m. Junior High Track @ Conestoga @ 2:00 p.m. High School Golf @ Elmwood-Murdock @ 4:00 p.m.
Friday, April 18: District Music Contest @ Auburn @ 10:00
Saturday, April 19: District Music Contest @ Auburn @ 8:00 a.m. Pet Vaccination and Licensing Clinic @ Weeping Water Fire Barn @ 9:00 a.m.
Monday, April 21: Stroke Screenings @ United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall @ 9:00 a.m. Story Hour @ Weeping Water Public Library @ 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 22: High School Track @ Conestoga @ 10:00 a.m.