Weeping Water Nebraska

Weeping Water Newsletter
      Twelve Weeping Water Girls traveled to Doane College in Crete Nebraska this past weekend for a Masonic affiliated event. Included in this week's newsletter are pictures and information about the fun event. Also included in this weeks newsletter is the schedule of events for Limestone Days.

Grand Assembly

      This past weekend twelve Weeping Water girls traveled to Crete, Nebraska for their annual state meeting, Grand Assembly. These girls are a part of a Masonic Organization called the International Order of Rainbow for Girls. The best way to describe the International Order of Rainbow for Girls is Christian girl scouts. In Rainbow the girls perform service projects and help the community in any way possible while studying religion.

      Every year all the Rainbow girls in Nebraska meet for a State-Wide meeting, held in Crete. Three of the twelve girls in attendence from Weeping Water were Grand Officers this year (State Office) and next year four girls will be Grand Officers and four girls will be Grand Representatives. Grand Representatives are assigned a state other than Nebraska and are given the contact information of the Grand Representative from that state. The Grand Representatives are then asked contact the Representative from the other state and find out about their Grand Assembly and then they are asked to write a report comparing and contrasting the two.

      At Grand Assembly the Weeping Water girls attend business meetings as well as fun events. This year the theme was "Down on the Farm." Everyone was asked to dress up in their best cowgirl attire for the Friday night Fun Night. The girls had a great time line dancing and "Pigging Out" at the ice cream social.

      The Weeping Water girls that attended Grand Assembly this year were: Ashton Abbott, Suzy Hammons, Rachel Randall, Samantha Colbert, Alex Abbott, Sydney Barrett, Jessie Randall, Emily Randall, Riley Kerans, Samantha Thomassen, Kooper Stohlman, and Hailee March-Alexander. Eight of Weeping Water's girls were unable to come. Weeping Water's Mother Advisors are Dana March and Tina Mogensen. The girls had a great time this weekend and are looking forward to next year's Grand Assembly. Congratulations to the girls chosen to serve as Grand Officers and Grand Representatives! If you would like more information about the International Order of Rainbow for Girls, feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Seven of the twelve girls that attended Grand Assembly

2007-2008 Nebraska Grand Officers

Limestone Days
 This year's Limestone/Independence Day Celebration is
June 28, 2008
There are so many neat things scheduled for this year!

 Poppy Days Ladies Legion Auxillary
Fishing Contest
Mine Tours Sponsored by PCS
Fossil Hunt Sponsored by Martin Merietta
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 and 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:
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 402-690-5280
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. at the 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 Awards
Downtown Gazebo after parade
12:00 p.m. Bicycle/ Tricycle Races
Main Street, Downtown
1:00 p.m. Children's Games
1st-6th Grades at the Ballfield
1:15 p.m. Bridge Dedication
City Lakes
1:30 p.m. Canoe Races
Sponsored by the 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
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 Demonstrations (6:00 p.m.)
7:00 p.m. Donkey Polo
Pre-registration Required
Little Tuggers Petal Pull
Intermission: Pie Eating Contest
Fireworks (Following Donkey Polo)
Street Dance (Following fireworks)
Live music by Silver Wings
Note- Pre-registration is 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

Missoula Children's Theater

Robin Hood

      The time is long ago and the place is the magical, mythical Sherwood Forest. Our hero, Robin Hood, and his Merry Band of colorful characters seek the help of the Foresters, manage to waylay the Aristocats and set out to rescue Maid Marion and Marion's Maid. Prince John tries to stay calm as his Sheriff, guards and horsemen botch Robin's arrest (thanks to the Skunks). Wacky humor and an original scare make this legendary story even more fun for everyone!
      For the third year running the Lofte is proud to host the touring directors from Missoula, Montana! This community outreach helps the youth experience the joy and excitement of live theater at no cost to them or their parents. The children make new friends, learn responsibility and gain a greater sense of self-confidence through this wonderful program. Auditions will be held from 10am-12pm on Monday, June 16th.  If your child is cast, rehearsals will start at approximately 12:30pm on that same day.  A detailed rehearsal schedule will be available after auditions, but please make sure the student has a clear schedule for the entire week and can make every rehearsal and performance.

When: Saturday, June 21, 2008
Time: 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Be sure to come support our community's youth through this exciting opportunity!
Tickets are available on-line at www.lofte.com

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

Notice of Public "Town Hall" Meeting
      Notice is hereby given that on Monday, June 30, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. the Weeping Water City Coucil will hold a "Town Hall" meeting at the Weeping Water Community Building, located at 303 West Eldora Avenue to address the recently adopted LB245, which requires fluoridation of the human drinking water supply of any city and village with a population of one thousand or more persons, unless the city or village has sufficient amounts of naturally occuring fluoride in its water supply. The fluoridation must be completed by June 1, 2010 unless the voters of the city or village vote to prohibit the adding of fluoride to the water.
      All interested parties are invited to attend this "Town Hall" meeting to address the pros and cons of mandated fluoridation of the city water. 
Kay Gerdes 
City Clerk 

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!
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
The last Avoca Red Sox home game is Thursday, June 19 vs. Norris Titans at 6:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. Be sure to come and support the team!
Tour six rural and village gardens in the Elmwood-Murdock area
Who: Anyone 
What: Elmwood-Murdock Garden Tour
When: Saturday, June 21, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $8.00
Buy tickets the day of the event at the Aldrich House, 204 East F Street, Elmwood
Add a house tour for just $2.00-Lunch also available!
Be sure to check out last week's Louisville Community Newsletter. There are a few thrilling stories on the recent storms last week. Some even containing accounts of actual tornados near Louisville!
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
Be sure to check out Springfield's new and updated community website! 
      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.
Wednesday, June 18: Boys T-ball game @ home @ 6:00 p.m.
 Girls 12 & Under Softball Game @ home @ 7:00 p.m. 
Girls 16 & Under Softball Game @ home @ 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 21: Boys Coach Pitch Baseball Game @ home @ 9:00 a.m. (Lower field) 
Boys T-ball game @ home @ 9:00 a.m. (Upper field)
Girls 8 & Under Softball Game @ home @ 10:00 a.m.
Boys Weewee Baseball Game @ 10:30 a.m.
Boys Peawee Baseball Game @ home @ 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 22: Boys Junior Legion Baseball Game @ home @ 2:00 p.m.
Boys Senior Legion Baseball Game @ home @ 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 24: Boys Peawee Baseball Game @ home @ 6:00 p.m.
Boys Pony Baseball Game @ home @ 8:00 p.m. 
Thanks a Bunch!
A BIG thank you goes out to everyone who has been sending me community news updates! The input is always welcome and helpful. 
If you have any newsworthy items that you would like to include in the Weeping Water Newsletter, feel free to send the information to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Rachel Randall