The Weeping Water High School’s production of “State Fair” was a great show! The students did a wonderful job with their parts, the music was excellent, the set was beautiful, and the play was a huge success. Congratulations to everyone who took part in making this production happen—directors (Kim Hammer, Dawn Bickford, and Charlene Moats), actors and actresses, sound crew, stage crew, hair and make-up crew, choreographer, costume crew, parents, students, teachers, and too many other people to mention. WELL DONE!
Thank you, Mrs. Hammer, for taking the time to help our children use their talents to entertain our community. We know that you are extremely busy this time of year and we want you to know that we appreciate all that you do.
Abel Frake—Matt Spohr
Margy Frake—Katie Vice
Melissa Frake—Rebekka Hammer
Wayne Frake—Justin Wiles
Dave Miller—Joel Sahulka
The Hoop-La Barker—Bryan Bailey
Emily Arden—Dezi Neitzel
The Astounding Stralenko—Eli Neitzel
Concession Vendor—Lisa Wollman
Vivian—Theresa St. Pierre
Pat Gilbert—Jace Keckler
Chief of Police—Fred Schneider
Judge Heppenstahl—Billy Schreiner
Judge Anderson—Alicia Bailey
Judge Schwiegenbotham—Alex Abbott
Mrs. Edwin Metcalf—Loxley Grafe
Mrs. Robert Mosely—Becky Miller
Mrs. Albert Bainsworth-Chelsea Perry
Fair Crowd—Lindsey Spohr, Addy Thomas, Rebecca Kirchhoff, MacKenzie Fleming, Paige Baier, Kaitlyn Baker
Jessie Randall Sydney Barrett Dallas Petereit
Singing “More Than Just a Friend” (The Pig Song)
Alex Wessels, Hoyt Kraeger, Rebekkah Hammer, Katie Vice
Weeping Water Fire barn
Saturday, April 25, 2009
City personnel will be on hand to issue pet licenses
For more information, contact the city clerk or the Plattsmouth animal hospital at 296-2179.
(pet licenses are due by may 1, 2009)
Where: First Congregational United Church of Christ in
When: Friday, April 10, 2009
Time: 7:00 p.m.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
The Wednesday Night Steak Dinners at the Congregational Church in Weeping Water will continue until the end of April. The dinners are served from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and can be eaten in, carried out, or delivered. This fundraiser has been a huge success and the food is delicious! There are just a few more nights to enjoy the food, atmosphere, and fellowship, so come on over to the Congregational Church this Wednesday and enjoy a great meal.
To order carryout or delivery, please call Annette at (402) 267-7445 or (402) 660-8112. You can also call Chris at (402) 297-0293.
ONLY 2 MORE WEEKS!
Pollock and Carp
Chicken Gizzards & Livers
Friday, April 3, 2009
$7.00 per person
March 27, 2009, Lincoln – The need for LB 364 was identified by a school superintendent in our legislative district. The proposed change would help several school districts in Nebraska.
Last year the Legislature eliminated several budget limit exclusions after the 2007-2008 school fiscal year. One applied to payments to certified staff that are made in exchange for a voluntary termination of employment. In the past schools were able to make the agreements and increase school property levies, if necessary, to fund the payments.
The effect of eliminating this exclusion varied by school district. LB 364 would give school districts, for which budget problems were created, some additional time to adjust to the change. The bill would create a phase-out of the early separation budget exclusion, so all districts would be able to meet their obligations to certified staff, who agreed to voluntary termination agreements prior to July 1, 2009, and maintain all necessary services for current students. The Education Committee will amend LB 364 into a priority bill, which virtually ensures that the bill will pass this year.
LB 521 would allow the Learning Community to levy up to one-fourth of one cent for general fund purposes. Current statutes allow funds to be redirected from the core services funds of ESUs 3 and 19 to fund, in part, the administration and operation of the Learning Community. The loss of core services funding to ESUs 3 and 19 could undermine the current efforts to expand partnerships within the Learning Community and serve the school districts outside the Learning Community. Several of the ESU 3 schools are in Legislative District 2.
The relationships between the school districts, ESUs and the Learning Community are still being defined. Under the current fiscal arrangement, it may be difficult to build a sustainable working relationship among the players. LB 521 should help ESU 3, ESU 19 and the Learning Community to efficiently and effectively use the core service funds, as well as the proposed levy authority. The Revenue Committee’s hearing on LB 521 was held this week.
As you may know, the Lower Platte South Natural Resource District (LPSNRD) wants to acquire a trail corridor to link a bridge over the Platte River with the MoPac trail head east of Elmwood in Cass County. The route is not on an abandoned railroad line. The LPSNRD wants to create the trail, in part, by using its eminent domain powers to take permanent easements on more than 20 parcels of private property. The Cass County Board has twice voted unanimously against the proposed route, because it crosses the county road between intersections and would affect the flow of vehicular traffic.
Last fall this situation was described to me by constituents, many of whom are long-time friends and customers. After hearing their concerns, I decided to bring them to the attention of the Legislature. LB 134, as amended, would align NRDs’ eminent domain powers for recreational property acquisition with that of the Game & Parks Commission. If eminent domain is to be used, except when a trail is associated with a flood control structure, an NRD would first be required to obtain the consent of the Legislature.
LB 134 was prompted by a local issue. The broader public policy questions are, “What should the proper balance be between recreational trail development and the taking of private property by eminent domain?”, and “Who should have the final word when a local governing body and an NRD are not in agreement on a recreational trail route?”
LB 134 is my priority bill for the 2009 session, so I will discuss the bill again when it is scheduled for debate.
I appreciate the opportunity you have given me to represent District 2 in the Nebraska Legislature.
We welcome your contacts by mail, phone or email.
Senator Dave Pankonin
PO Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 339-4334 Fax: (402) 339-4235
March 27, 2009
The Sarpy/Cass Department of Health & Wellness is pleased to announce the launch of their new website www.sarpycasshealthdepartment.org.
The Sarpy/Cass Department of Health & Wellness has designed a website that will keep citizens of both Sarpy and Cass counties up-to-date with disease investigations, emergency preparedness efforts, environmental issues, injury prevention for children 0-14 years and resources for new/postpartum mothers.
For all of this information and more, please check us out at our new web address, www.sarpycasshealthdepartment.org.
RELAY FOR LIFE
April 17, 2009
Nebraska Wesleyan Campus, Lincoln, NE
Relay For Life brings more than 3.5 million people from across the country together each year to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that affects so many.
Samantha Wessels, a 2008 graduate of Weeping Water High School, recently contacted me about spreading awareness about Nebraska Wesleyan’s upcoming “Relay for Life” event to be held on April 17th. She is on the Survivorship committee and is contacting area towns looking for cancer survivors who might like to participate and be honored during the festivities. Survivors will get a free t-shirt and goodie bag and will be honored during the Survivorship Ceremony.
“Relay for Life” is an all-night event, with the teams walking around the track all night, taking turns in a relay. However, the Survivorship Ceremony will be held earlier in the evening.
Even if you aren’t a cancer survivor, you can still make a donation. Wesleyan has almost 40 teams signed up to compete for donations this year. Samantha’s team is called the “Plainswomen”. There are ten girls on her team and their goal for donations is $1,000. If you would like to make a donation, you can write a check to the American Cancer Society and mail it to Samantha at:
5000 St Paul Ave SMB 9029
Lincoln, NE 68504
You can also donate online with a credit card by going to the Wesleyan website at http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=16948. Make sure you specify that you want your donation to be credited to the “Plainswomen” team.
Weeping Water Christian Church
306 West H St.
Weeping Water, NE 68463
April 4, 2009
Sat., May 2, 2009
call Ken at 402-269-5508
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
- The Weeping Water Public Library now has wireless internet service for community use. Please stop in and check out this new service.
- Seasons of the Soul author Janet Syas Nitsick won honorable mention for her unpublished, early-twentieth-century novel, Sustaining Love: A Time Remembered. www.Christianstoryteller.com Writers Dream Contest of 2008 notified Janet of the award in February. Visit Weeping Water Public Library to read Seasons of the Soul or listen to its audio version.
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
Wednesday, April 1:
- Steak Dinner at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Weeping Water 5-8 p.m.
Thursday, April 2:
- Track Meet at Platteview at 2:30 p.m.
Friday, April 3:
- American Legion Fish Fry @ 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 4:
- Close-up returns from Washington D.C.
Friday, April 10:
- American Legion Fish Fry @ 5:30 p.m. (Last One)
- Community “Good Friday” Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Congregational Church in WW