Weeping Water Nebraska
Weeping Water Newsletter

      The 117th Weeping Water Alumni Banquet took place last Saturday, May 24. Included in this week's newsletter are pictures and information about the Banquet. Also included are updated and new community events.
Weeping Water Alumni Banquet

      This year's Weeping Water Alumni Banquet was a huge success! Everyone had a wonderful time catching up with old friends, the guest speakers, and the great food! The evening started off with a social hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. Then a funny video clip was played around 6:30 p.m. of Weeping Water's own teachers telling everyone to get into their seats and get ready for the banquet.

      An invocation was given before the food was served by candle light by the Weeping Water Assembly #5 Rainbow Girls. After everyone received their food the entertainment was given. It was a video of numerous Weeping Water alumni sharing their great memories at Weeping Water High School. The video was a fun was to start the Alumni Banquet. 
      Honorary classes were recognized and the business meeting took place before the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award was awarded to Regina "Jean" Colbert. A video remembering those who passed away was played and then there was a drawing for numerous prizes donated from various Weeping Water businesses.

      All in all the 117th Weeping Water Alumni Banquet was a great. Over 170 people were in attendance. The update in technology was enjoyed by all and everyone can't wait for next year's banquet!

The candle light atmosphere of the Alumni Banquet was great for dining, but not so great for taking pictures.

A behind the scenes look at the Rainbow Girls and helpers serving the wonderful food.



Weeping Water Featured in Statewide Magazine

Nebraska Life magazine is featuring Weeping Water in its May/June 2008 issue! The goal of Nebraska Life magazine is to celebrate the people and places of Nebraska through high-quality stories and photography. Writers and photographers, Bobbi and Steve Olson, visited Weeping Water, talked with local citizens, and took pictures of various residents and attractions.

The eight-page article, "A Nebraska 'Boom' Town: Weeping Water" focuses on several aspects of the community, including its historic buildings, the PCS Phosphate Mine, and Limestone Days. The Olsons even took a tour of the mine and got a first-hand perspective of our important local industry. They also took the time to stop at local establishments and enjoyed the company, as well as eating "the best bacon cheeseburgers they've ever had the pleasure to devour" at Teri's Cafe.

Photos from the Olson's visit to Weeping Water can be viewed at http://www.NebraskaLife.com
Nebraska Life, now entering its twelfth year. It celebrates life and culture of Nebraska. It is published six times a year. The magazine is available by subscription for $21 per year to Nebraska residents and to former Nebraskans by calling 1-800-777-6159. Additional information can be found at http://www.NebraskaLife.com

Sandwich, Scripture, and Sweets
Who: First Congregational United Church of Christ
United Methodist Church
Invite you to join
What: Lunch and Bible Study
"Jesus' Journey"
When: Thursdays through May
Time: Noon-12:45 p.m.
Where: First Congregational U.C.C.
204 N. Elm Street
Weeping Water
Sandwich, dessert, and drink will be provided.

Pickin' in the Park
Pickin' in the Park will be a day of great country and bluegrass music for the whole family. This will be a one day only event. 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 an hour and a half on stage. Any jamming is welcome! Be sure to come out and enjoy great music, food, fun, and friends!
Who: The whole family!
When: Saturday, June 7, 2008
Time: Noon-10:00 p.m.
Dinner will be served from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Where: Avoca City Park
Bring: A covered dish and lawn chairs
For more information, contact: 402-325-9481

Cass 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 the disease.
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
Julie Jacobs at 402-235-3354
*There are currently donation jars in area businesses*
**All funds raised will go to help those in Cass County**

Gospel Concert
Who: Brad White and Spoken 4 Quartet
What: All Day Sing
When: Saturday, July 12, 2008
Time: 3:00 p.m.-Brad White
5:00 p.m.-Potluck (Bring dish/dessert)
7:00 p.m.-Spoken 4 Quartet
Where: First Christian Church
Weeping Water
Cost: Free

*A love offering will be taken*
Brad White's ministry includes vocal music as well as impressive saxophone and piano artistry. His talent and humor make for an enjoyable experience, but his focus is always on pointing people to the religious meaning of the concert. A concert with Brad is an event that appeals to all ages. Brad includes music from the great hymns of the church to southern gospel to modern praise and worship. The younger crowd is awed by the "flying fingers" on the instruments; the older are blessed by the inclusion of yesterday's classics. Brad White has received two Grammy Nominations.

Spoken 4 Quartet from Branson, MO is a ministry event enjoyed by the whole church! You won't want to miss this incredible concert! Back by popular demand! Don't miss this awesome concert with Grammy & Dove Award Winner Tommy Fairchild, and one of the lowest bass singers you will ever hear! If you love the very best of male quartet harmony with a powerful, moving performance, this is the concert for you!

Community Vacation Bible School
Who: Any children Preschool through Sixth Grade
When: Monday-Friday, July 14-18
Time: 9:00 a.m.-Noon
Where: Faith Missionary Church
Theme: Beach Party
Volunteers are needed for teachers and helpers.
Contributions of snacks or money for snacks and supplies are always welcome.
If you are willing to help, contact: Dawn Randall at 402-267-5448

Community Events

What: Schoolhouse Fiddle Camp for Beginners
When: June 9-13
Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Where: The Old Avoca Schoolhouse
Cost: $200.00 
Includes some of the basics of fiddling, such as performing in public, practice techniques, reading music, playing by ear, and jamming. Fiddling syles include: bluegrass, Cajun, Irish, Klezmer, old-time, and newly composed tunes by campers. Movement and singing included in instruction.
For more information, contact: 402-275-3221

Flying Wheels Fun Center
(Summer hours begin May 27th)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Noon-4:00 p.m.
$3.50 admission + skate rental
Tuesdays and Thursdays will be regular skating activities
Wednesdays will be activities, games, and skating.
Tuesday mornings-Wee Skate! For kids 5 years old and younger. 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Good time to learn how to skate! Kids $3.00-Adult helper Free! Must be accompanied by an adult (or babysitter).
Saturday Nights-6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Regular Skating

Who: Ages 4 through 6th Grade 
What: Vacation Bible School
When: June 23-27, 2008
Time: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
Where: St. Paul United Methodist Church
(A combined effort of St. Paul UMC, Ebenezer UMC, and Elmwood Christian Church)
Pre-registration forms will be available at all three churches.
If you have any questions, call: Myrna Bornemeier at 402-944-2685

The Friends of Plattsmouth Public Library's annual Used Book Sale begins on Thursday, May 29 and runs through Sunday, June 1. Be sure to come down and get some great buys on some great books. All proceeds benefit the children's programs at the Plattsmouth Library.

Springfield Memorial Library Summer Reading Program begins on June 9. Preschool reading will be at 9:30 a.m. and Elementary level reading is at 1:00 p.m. Come to the library all summer to "Catch the Reading Bug!"


Wednesday, May 28: 4th-8th Grade Volleyball Camp Girls 10 & Under Red Softball Game @ home @ 6:00 p.m. Boys T-ball Game @ home @ 6:00 p.m. Girls 12 & Under Softball Game @ Weeping Water @ 7:00 p.m. Girls 18 & Under Softball Game @ Weeping Water @ 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 29: Sandwich, Scripture, and Sweets @ Noon 4th-8th Grade Volleyball Camp Girls 18 & Under Softball Game @ home @ 6:00 p.m. Boys Peawee Baseball Game @ home @ 7:15 p.m. Boys Pony Baseball Game @ home @ 9:15 p.m.

Friday, May 30: 4th-8th Grade Volleyball Camp Girls 10 & Under White Softball Game @ home @ 6:00 p.m. Girls 12 & Under Softball Game @ home @ 7:00 p.m. Girls 16 & Under Softball Game @ home @ 7:00 p.m. Girls 18 & Under Softball Game @ home @ 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 31: Boys Coach Pitch Baseball Game @ home @ 9:00 a.m. Boys T-Ball Game @ home @ 9:00 a.m. Boys Weewee Baseball Game @ home @ 10:00 a.m. Boys Peawee Baseball Game @ home @ 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 1: Boys Senior Legion Baseball Game @ home @ 6:00 p.m.