Weeping Water Nebraska
Weeping Water Newsletter
      The beginning of summer storms have been blowing through, flooding the Weeping Water Creek. Included in this week's newsletter are pictures of the creek and the flooded track field. Also included in this week's newsletter are pictures and information on the local Amanda's Dance Studio dance recital and more!
 
 Rain, Rain Go Away!
 
Last week, as you all know, we had one bad storm after another. Some with just rain, others with high winds that blew down branches and tornado threats. One of the storms blew the roof completely off the Auditorium, causing a delay in the renovation process. The storm that occured on Wednesday included all of these. Wednesday there were very high winds, a big threat for tornados, and lots of rain! So much rain, in fact, the Weeping Water Creek was flooded up over the bank! Thursday morning I drove across the bridge to got to work and I was shocked to see the creek was flooded all the way up to the bike trail! In case you didn't see the major flooding or the roof mess, I took some pictures to share.
 
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 Can't Stop the Beat!

      Weeping Water's Amanda's Dance Studio had their Annual Dance Recital June 8. There were four classes of students performing and they all did great! You could tell all the dance students were having a great time showing off their dances to family and friends.
      The group that performed to Hot, Hot, Hot and Macarena included Kiera Brack, Stevie Hanson, Grace Cave, Kaitlyn Cappen, Jamison Twomey, and Jenna Twomey. The group that performed to Do You Love Me and Upside Down included Peyton Barrett, Regan Aronson, Taylor Ferguson, Lilly Kastens, Jordyn Bergmann, Kelsi Vogler, and Grace Hansen. The group that danced the night away to Uptown Girl and Let's Dance included Sammy Thomas, Jaiden Thomas, Becca Markham, Kendall Barrett, Kelly Patton, Kara Aronson, Katie Dettmann, and Claire Hansen. Savannah Barrett, Nichole Thomas, Katie Thoms, Kathryn Kirchhoff, Emily Randall, and Rebecca Kirchhoff performed to Simply Irresistible and Candyman.
      Certificates for perfect attendance were awarded to Kiera Brack, Regan Aronson, Jordyn Bergmann, and Jaiden Thomas. Certificates for outstanding attendance were awarded to Grace Hansen, Claire Hansen, Kelly Patton, and Nichole Thomas.
      Congratulations girls on a wonderful recital!

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Limestone Days!
 
This year's Limestone/Independence Day Celebration is
June 28, 2008
There are so many neat things scheduled for this year!
 
Including:
Poppy Days Ladies Legion Auxiliary
Fishing Contest
Mine Tours Sponsored by PCS
Fossil Hunt Sponsored by Martin Marietta
Bake Sale Methodist Church
Sand Volleyball Upper Ballfield
Canoe Races
Children's Games Ballfield
Sponsored by Lions Club and Preschool Parents
Child Safety Seat Checks First Congregational Church
Firefighter Challenge City Lakes
Face Painting by Ms. Rainbow Trout
Free Swimming at the Pool starting at 1:00 p.m.
Library Open House & Book Sale
Duck Races Green Bridge
Quilt Show at Memory Lane Museum
Basket Weaving & Rope Demonstrations
Weeping Water Museum
Photo Display of Entries
Underwritten by The Mather Family
Beer Garden Ballfield
 
Schedule of Events:
Saturday, June 28
7:30 a.m. Fishing Contest City Lakes
Jerry Smith 267-5174
8:00 a.m. Volleyball Tournament
Christine 630-4193
8:30 a.m. Parade Registration
School Parking Lot
Kevin Albert 402-690-5480
9:00 a.m. Mine Tours Begin
Sign up at Community Building
Horseshoe Pitching Tournament
Elmer Vogt 994-4145
Photo Contest Display
Through 5:00 p.m. Legion Hall
9:30 a.m. Children's Parade Registration
9:45 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
Main Street, Downtown
10:00 a.m. Children's Parade
Celebration Parade
Farley Amick, Grand Marshall
11:00 a.m. Fishing Contest
Downtown Gazebo, After Parade
12:00 p.m. Bicycle/Tricycle Race
Main Street, Downtown
1:00 p.m. Children's Games
1st-6th Grade at the Ballfield
1:15 p.m. Bridge Dedication
City Lakes
1:30 p.m. Canoe Races
City Lakes
Sponsored by Weeping Water Dance Team
3:00 p.m. Firefighter Challenge
City Lakes
3:30 p.m. "Money Plunge"
City Swimming Pool
5:00 p.m. Chamber of Commerce BBQ
5:00 p.m. Opening Evening Ceremonies
Ballfield
Opened by Lincoln Parachute Club
Preschool Games (ages 8 & under)
Rock Olympics (5:30 p.m.)
Youth Dance Teams (5:00 p.m.)
Miss Weeping Water Coronation
Martial Arts Demostrations (6:00 p.m.)
7:00 p.m. Donkey Polo 
Pre-registration Required
Little Tuggers Pedal Pull
Intermission: Pie Eating Contest
Fireworks
Following Donkey Polo
Street Dance
Following Fireworks at the ballfield
Live music by-Silver Wings
Note-Preregistration required for the following events:
Canoe Races-Register at Stop & Shop: 2 Divisions/ 25 teams each
Donkey Polo-Register at Express Lane
Firefighter Challenge-Register at Firestation
Gospel Concert
Who: Wess Adams
What: Gospel Concert
When: Sunday, June 22, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: First Christian Church
306 H St.
Weeping Water
Cost: Free with a donation of 1 canned food
*A love offering will be taken*
This is Wess Adams first time to our area! Wess is a full-time performer and recording artist with Grapevine Records. Ben Speer recognized Wess Adams' abilities, placing Wess on staff for Ben Speer's Stamps/Baxter School of Music at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN
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 humore make for an enjoyable experience, but his focus is always on pointing to the religious meaning of the concert. A concert with Brad White is an event for the whole family! Brad includes music from the great hymns of the church to southern gospel to modern praise and worship. 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!
 
 
 
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Community Vacation Bible School
 
Who: Any Children Preschool through Sixth Grade
When: Monday-Friday, July 14-18, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m.-Noon 
Where: Faith Missionary Church 
Weeping Water 
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
 
Elmwood:
Elmwood-Murdock Community Garage Sales 
are this weekend! Saturday from 4-8 p.m.
Be sure to take the time
to drive over and search for treasures!
 
Louisville
Timber View 
A Country Shopping Experience 
Now Open! 
Check out their website for more information: http://www.timberviewne.com/index.htm
 
  Murdock:
Vacation Bible School
June 23-27, 2008
8:30 a.m.-Noon at 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
For ages 4 through 6th grade
Questions, contact: Myrna Bornemeier at 944-2685
 
Springfield:
Be sure to check out Springfield's new and updated community website! 
Also,
      The new strip mall being built at Highway 50 and Platteview Road in Springfield will be a home to a new Daycare/All Day Preschool Center. A Step Ahead is being developed by two former Papillion/LaVista teachers and one para-professional. Angela Stanley from Louisville will be the director. Angela formerly taught music and gifted children. Jill Whitmarsh has taught special education for over 7 years. Linda Brandt was a para-professional in special education for over 20 years.
      A Step Ahead is dedicated to your child's development, welcomes speical needs children, and construction is expected to be finished around the first of August 2008. No later than September 1, 2008.
      This would be a perfect opportunity for those who commute to Omaha every day! If interested in enrolling your child or applying for a job, call 402-296-5357 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
Calendar
Wednesday, June 11: Girls 16 & Under Softball game @ home @ 7:00 p.m. Girls 18 & Under Softball game @ home @ 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 12: Boys Coach Pitch Baseball @ home @ 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 14: Boys T-ball game @ home @ 9:00 a.m. Girls 8 & Under White Softball game @ home @ 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, June 15: Father's Day
Monday, June 16: Boys T-ball game @ home @ 6:00 p.m. Boys Weewee Baseball game @ home @ 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 17: Girls 16 & Under Softball game @ home @ 6:00 p.m. Boys Pea Wee Baseball game @ home @ 7:15 p.m. Boys Pony Baseball game @ home @ 9:15 p.m.