Weeping Water Nebraska
Weeping Water Newsletter
      Weeping Water's Community Bible School is soon approaching. Included in this week's newsletter are pictures of vacation bible school preparations and detailed information on activies and fun scheduled. Also included are updated and new community events.
Weeping Water Community

Vacation Bible School
      Weeping Water's Annual Community Vacation Bible School (VBS) is soon approaching. My mom, Dawn Randall, is in charge of making sure this year's VBS is fun and educational, so I have an inside scoop about the fun which is soon to come! The theme for this year's VBS is Beach Party and I can tell you our house looks like a beach already. We have leis, sand shovels and buckets, snacks, supplies for crafts, and even a 6-foot light up palm tree! One thing is for sure, this year's VBS will be well decorated.

      After talking with my mom I can give everyone a little sneak peak on some of the fun things going on at VBS this summer. VBS opening will be at the Faith Missionary Church where all the kids for VBS will meet. At the opening there will be a skit performed by former VBS attendees Jessica Hanson, David Danielson, and Sydney Barrett. During the opening the kids will also have a sing along with all their favorite VBS songs, including everyone's favorite. "Pharaoh Pharaoh."

      After the opening the kids will go to their individual classrooms based on grades. In the classroom the kids will have their lesson for the day, do a craft, and receive a snack every day. After their class the kids will go back into the sanctuary for closing with another skit from Jessica, David, and Sydney and discussion of the lesson.

      On Friday for closing there will be a hot dog lunch at noon for all the VBS kids and their parents. After the lunch there will be a short program where each individual class will show off something they learned in their class.

      Doesn't this year's VBS sound like a blast? I wish I was still young enough to go, I have tons of great memories from going to VBS and being a helper for VBS. Be sure to bring your kids for a great time this year at VBS. Monday-Friday, July 14-18, 2008 9:00 a.m.-Noon at the Faith Missionary Church. If you are willing to help in any way, contact Dawn Randall at 402-267-5448.
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What's There for Women to Do in

Weeping Water?
      The booth for "What's There for Women to do in Weeping Water," sponsored by the Weeping Water Chapter of P.E.O, at Limestone Days was a huge success! Several women told them they learned about the booth in the Weeping Water Newsletter, which is very exciting!
      The group that was most desired was a Water Exercise Group, so there has been a group started! The group meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 8:00-9:00 p.m. at the Weeping Water Pool. Sixteen people have already signed up! The fee for the exercise class is the entry fee for the pool, otherwise there is no cost.
      Other areas of interest were a Knitting Group, Cooking Group, Garden Club, Town Band, and Yoga. They are working on all of the groups! How exciting! Anyone interested in any of these groups or if you have an idea for a different group, call 402-267-5562.  
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Old Fashion Gospel Sing and Dinner
Who: Brad White and Spoken 4 Quartet 
What: A celebration of the heritage of gospel music
When: Saturday, July 12, 2008
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Where: The First Christian Church
325 H St.
Weeping Water, NE

The First Christian Church is inviting the public of all ages to join them in celebrating the heritage of gospel music with Brad White, member of the Blackwood Brothers, who will take us through 100 years of this unique music with piano, saxophone, and singing. Dinner on the grounds in air conditioning will follow at 5:00 p.m. Potluck style with tableware and drinks provided will be enjoyed with wonderful fellowship and fun giveaways. Spoken 4 Quartet from Branson, MO will be performing at 7:00 p.m. Love offering will be taken for Brad White and Spoken 4 Quartet.
Questions or more information: Ken Johnson at 402-269-5508 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
More information can be found on the ministries websites: www.bradwhite.org and www.spoken4gt.com
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Catch the Reading Bug!

Who: Elementary or younger children and parents
What: Tuesday Story Time
When: July 15th and 22nd, 2008
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: First Congregational United Church of Christ
Be sure to attend this fun time for children to learn that reading is fun and an important part of life!
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"The Sound of Music" Revisits the Lofte

        The last time the Lofte Community Theatre performed Rogers' and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," gasoline was around $1.50 a gallon. The year was 1985 and the "Born-in-a-Barn Player" were still housed in a converted barn free from amenities like air conditioning and running water.

      After a twenty-three year hiatus, Director Kevin Colbert was ready to revisit the world's most beloved musical. "I'm really excited about making this version an even bigger production than what we were able to provide last time," said Mr. Colbert. Indeed, the Lofte's new performance space offers the cast and crew wing space, dressing rooms, and a stage twice as large as the one at the old Lofte. Plenty of room to allow for grander sets and added depth to make the audience really feel as if they were transported to the Austrian Alps.

      The story behind "The Sound of Music" is loosely based upon the book, "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers," written by Maria von Trapp and published in 1949. The Rogers and Hammerstein stage version tells a romanticized and shortened story where Maria (serving as a governess) and the Captain fall in love during the days just prior to Hitler's anschluss of Austria in 1938. The version as told by Maria von Trapp in her books states that the two actually married in 1927, several years before Hitler's rise to power. There were also 10 von Trapp children instead of just 7 as portrayed in the movie, and together, Maria and Georg had 3 of their own.

      Principal actors in the Lofte's production include Jenniger Gilg of Omaha as Maria, Greg Leger of Omaha as the Captain, Janet Sorensen of Elmwood as Mother Abbess, and Samantha Colbert of Weeping Water as Liesl. Other members of the cast include Brenda Jones, Jordyn Marcoe, Kara Habrock, and Maylea Bauers all of Louisville; Cynthia Sheldon, Jeff Johnston, Kabrianna Mumford, Tim Sorensen, Jill McLaughlin, and Lizzy Pegler all of Elmwood; Eileen Moser, Kevin Colbert, and Jean Colbert all of Weeping Water; Lucy Myrtue of Murray; and Katie Schmitt of Murdock.

      Performance dates are July 18-20, 24-27, and August 1-3. Curtain times are at 7:30 p.m. except for Sundays, which are 2:00 p.m. matinees. All tickets are $15 and reservations can be made by calling the Lofte Box Office at (402) 234-2553 or visiting the Lofte Website at www.lofte.com. Several dates are very nearly sold out already, so early reservations are strongly encouraged.

      Pictured: Front row from L to R, Abigail Raasch, Jenniger Gilg, Kabrianna Mumford. Back row, Matt Bailey, Samantha Colbert, Luke Heidbrink, Anna Schoettger, and Jordyn Marcoe.
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Golf Tournament

Who: Anyone
What: 6th Annual Kyle Sorensen Memorial Golf Tournament
When: Saturday and Sunday, September 13 & 14, 2008
Tee Times: Saturday-8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Sunday-9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Where: Grandpa's Woods Golf Course
Elmwood, NE 68349
(402) 944-2100
Cost: $180 per team
*Includes cart and green fees, golf towel, sleeve of balls,
1 mulligan per person.*
**All proceeds benefit the Kyle Sorensen Memorial
Scholarship Fund!**
4-man Scramble!
Flag Prizes!
Door Raffles!
$500 savings bond for the first hole-in-one on #9
This tournament fills up fast! Reserve your tee time soon!
Call Grandpa's Woods @ (402) 994-2100
(Payment required for reservation)
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Fall Festival!

Coming Soon!
Who: The Community of Weeping Water
What: Fall Festival in Weeping Water
When: Saturday, September 20, 2008

Planned Events Include:

 Craft/Quilt Show
Contact Kay Gerdes at 267-5152
Show and Shine Car Show
Contact Keckler Oil at 267-3255
Silent Auction
Contact Tammy's Soap Shack at 267-5228
Pickin' in the Park Festival
Contact Larry Hanson at 267-7905
BBQ and Beer Garden

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Community Events


Introduction to Fiddling for Violinists Workshop
Championship Fiddler, Deborah Greenblatt, will introduce classical violinists to the wonderful variety of fiddling styles and techniques in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse on Saturday, August 9, 2008 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 402-275-3221


Block Party!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
6:00 p.m.-Midnight
6th & D Street
Music, dancing, and games
Food-Everyone bring a covered dish and there will also be someone there selling smoked meat off the grill
Music will be provided by a DJ
There will be something for everyone with games and hayrack rides! Everyone is welcome!
Sponsored by: Kelly & Lori Jensen


Brand New in Louisville
Keno at Good Times Bar, Louisville
Stop in for a burger, a brew, and
try your luck!
A portion of the funds by law go to Community Betterment


The TADA Tidbits
Gilligan's Island The Musical
The New TADA Theatre
The Creamery Building
701 P St. Suite 203
July 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, July 31-August 3
Thursday-Saturday: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $18
Sunday: 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $15
24-Hour Box Office 402-438-TADA

The Plattsmouth Community and Fitness Center Grand Opening and Wellness Fair
Saturday, July 12, 2008
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
There will be prizes, giveaways, and ribbon cutting with Mayor Paul Lambert at 9:00 a.m.


The new strip mall being built at Highway 50 and Platteview Road in Springfield will be the 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 Brandt was a para-professional in special education for over 20 years.
A Step Ahead is dedicated to your child's development, welcomes special needs children, and construction is expected to be completed 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.
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Wednesday, July 9: Boys Junior Legion Baseball Game @ home @ 6:00 p.m.  Boys Senior Legion Baseball Game @ home @ 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 12: Brad White and Spoken 4 Quartet @ First Christian Church @ 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 13: Boys Junior Legion Baseball @ home @ 5:00 p.m. Boys Senior Legion Baseball Game @ home @ 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15: Catch the Reading Bug @ Congregational Church @ 10:00 a.m.