Weeping Water Nebraska

      Weeping Water High School's Choir Program put on a great performance! Included in this week's newsletter are pictures and more information on the musical. Also included are new updates on community events.


 tmm.jpgThoroughly Modern Millie

      Thoroughly Modern Millie is a high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston. It's the zany new 1920's musical that has taken Broadway by storm!

      Taking place in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moced to the city in search of a new life for herself. It's a New York full of intrique and jazz-a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Based on the popular movie, the stage version of Thoroughly Modern Millie includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers.

      Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men, and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate. Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. And with the role of Millie Dillmount, musical theatre has found a new heroine for the ages.

      Weeping Water High School Choir program performed a short matinee for the elementary students on Wednesday, April 23. The elementary had a hard time understanding some of the humor but they laughed hysterically at Allison Baier, Phillip Rhodes, and Matt Spohr. The "bad guys" of the play.

      Thursday and Friday, April 24th and 25th the cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie performed for the public. The cast had a great time and put on a wonderful performance. Despite a couple mishaps with the set, the scenery was wonderful. This high-energy play was in full-force, despite the late night practices leading up to opening night.

      Overall, the play went wonderful and the cast had a great time performing for the large audience. All their hard work and dedication to the play paid off in the end. Congratulations on a wonderful performance!

Hannah Moser as Millie, Allison Baier as Ms. Meers, and Me as Miss Dorothy
The Hotel Priscilla girls
Craig Rupp as Mr. Trevor Graydon
Samantha Wessels as Muzzy and Hannah Moser as Millie 
The whole cast of Weeping Water's 2008 musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie"
Cast List: Jimmy Smith: Alex Vice
Millie Dillmount: Hannah Moser
Mr. Trevor Graydon: Craig Rupp
Miss Dorothy Brown: Rachel Randall
Muzzy Van Hossmere: Samantha Wessels
Mrs. Meers: Allison Baier
Miss Flannery: Kori Duntz
Ruth: Jordan Redden
Gloria: Katie Vice
Rita: Theresa St. Pierre
Alice: Rebekka Hammer
Cora: Rachelle Hanson
Ethel Peas: Angela Danielson
Ching Ho: Phillip Rhodes
Bun Foo: Matt Spohr
Buddah: Sung Joo Yun
The Pearl Lady: Cortney Flanagan
The Letch: Alex Wessels
Cheif O'Connor: Matt Kirchhoff
Undercover cop: Austin Baier
Thi: Justin Wiles
George Gershwin: Cody Wiles
Dorothy Parker: Becky Miller
Rodney: Martin Butz
Muzzy's Boys: Joel Sahulka, Alex Wessels, Hoyt Kraeger, and Peter Moser
Daphne: Loxley Grafe
Dexter: Eli Neitzel
Matilde: Alex Abbott
Mama: Cortney Flanagan

American Red Cross Blood Drive 
What: Blood Drive
When: Thursday, May 1, 2008
Time: 1:00-6:15 p.m.
Where: United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Please call Sharon Crosby at 267-5191 for an appointment

Elementary Science Fair
Who: 5th and 6th Grade Students
What: An opportunity to see these students great science projects
When: Thursday, May 1, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony: 8:00 p.m.

Weeping Water 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
*A $7.00 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 newsletter.

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Cass County Lodge #20
What: 1st Annual Scramble
When: Friday, May 9, 2008
Time: Noon shotgun start
Where: Bay Hills Golf Course
Cost: $200 per team m
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 Youth Volleyball Camp
Who: Next year's 4th-8th Graders
When: May 28-30
Where: Weeping Water High School Gym
Why: To develop skills and a passion for the sport of volleyball
Fee: $40 (Includes 7.5 hours of instruction, t-shirt, prizes, and tons of fun!)
Sign-Up sheets are available at Weeping Water School. Complete the sheet by Tuesday, May 6th and return to Mrs. Mozena

bb3.jpgWeeping Water Girls Basketball Camp
Who: The camp will be open to girls that will be entering grades 5th-8th in the 2008-2009 school year
When: Thursday-Saturday, June 5th, 6th, and 7th
Time: Noon-3:00 p.m. (Please be there 10-15 minutes early)
Cost: $20.00 per girl
Where: Weeping Water School Gymnasium
Why: To work on some basic fundamentals: ball handling, dribbling, passing, and shooting. There will also be some other fun activities during the camp.
Sign-Up forms are available at the school. Return the sheet and the cost to Coach Hammer or Mrs. Miller no later than May 21st.
*Be sure to include your child in this great camp and give them the skills to do well in basketball*

Pickin' in the Park
Pickin' in the Park will be a day of great country and bluegrass music for the whole family. Bring a covered dish and lawn chairs. This will be a one day only event. Dinner will be served from 5:00-6:30 p.m. If you are a band or want to perform on stage, please call the number below to get a set time for a performance. Each band will get a hour and a half on stage. Any jamming is welcome! This event is for the whole family! Be sure to come out and enjoy great music, food, and friends!
When: Saturday, June 7, 2008
Time: Noon-10:00 p.m.
Where: Avoca City Park
Avoca, NE
For more information, contact: 402-325-9481

Weeping Water Basketball Camp
When: Monday-Thursday, June 16, 17, 18, and 19
Times: 6th-9th Grade Boys and Girls-9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
2nd-5th Grade 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 *Knock-out *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

pink_.jpgCass County Relay for Life
The 2008 Relay for Life of Cass County will celebrate cancer survivors, remember 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 to 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 thos 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 committment to save lives by taking up the fight!
Online resource is available at http://event.cancer.org/relcassne
**The money raised goes to help Cass County**

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
No Good Reason For It 
When: Saturday, May 3rd 
Time: 6:30 p.m.- Midnight
Where: Flying Wheels 
Elmwood, NE
The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley will be holding auditions for its summer musical "The Sound of Music." All auditions will take place at the Lofte. Children ages 7-15 will audition on Monday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m. Auditions for all other parts will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 29th and 30th at 7:00 p.m.
Bring a prepared solo of no more than one minute. Accompanist provided. Actors will also perform cold readings from the script.
For questions or driving directions, call the Lofte at 402-234-2553 or visit their website at http://www.lofte.com
The Church of the Holy Spirit will be holding their annual dinner benefit and silent auction on May 3, 2008. The benefit is to raise $100,000 for the St. John Baptist School. The benefit will begin at 4:00 p.m. with a special mass at the church and the silent auction will begin at 5:15 p.m.
The United Methodist Church is hosting the annual Mother/Daughter Banquet on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to make your reservation!
Wednesday, April 30: Weeping Water Senior Class Skip Day @ Coco Keys Water Park
Thursday, May 1: High School Golf Meet @ Tecumseh @ 9:00 a.m. Elementary Science Fair @ Weeping Water Gymnasium @ 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 2: High School Track Meet @ Tecumseh @ 9:00 a.m. Senior Class's Last Day of School!
Saturday, May 3: Junior High Track ECNC @TBA Weeping Water Community Garage Sales Junior and Senior Prom @ The Cornhusker Hotel @ 6:30
Monday, May 5: High School ECNC Band
Tuesday, May 6: High School Golf @ Lincoln Christian @ 9:00 a.m. Senior High Awards Night @ Weeping Water School Gymnasium @ 7:00 p.m.