Weeping Water Nebraska

Weeping Water


Friday and Saturday

May 1st and 2nd

Maps are available at the Express Lane and Stop-n-Shop.

 May 2nd at 7:00 pm
Christian Church

306 West “H” Street
 Weeping Water, Nebraska

Craig Kruse
Come and join Craig for an evening
of good old Gospel music.

Free And Open To The Public!

A free will offering will be received
to support the ongoing ministry



Hosted by the Weeping Water Booster Club

When:  Monday, May 4th

Time:  5:45 p.m.

Where:  High School Multi-Purpose Room

A free-will offering will be accepted with proceeds going to the
Weeping Water Foundation for scholarships.

The Honor's Night program will begin at 7:00 p.m.
in the Weeping Water Public School gym.

Weeping Water Municipal


The Weeping Water Municipal Pool will open for the 2009 summer season


Family Season Pass--$125
Single Season Pass--$75
10 Card Punch--$35
Daily Admission--$4.00

Plans are being finalized to provide a designated time for Senior Citizen Swimming, Water Aerobics, and a Family Night.  Anyone interested in teaching Water Aerobics should contact Stacy Bickford @ 267-7385 or Linda Twomey @ 267-5179.  Salary will be negotiated based upon experience.

Hours of pool operation to be announced at a later date.  Contact the pool office at 267-7755 for pool parties, swimming lessons, and other questions.

Steak & Pork Chop Dinner


Wednesday Night
5 to 8 p.m.

First Congregational Church
Weeping Water, NE


6 oz NY Strip Dinner  $9.95
12 oz NY Strip Dinner  $14.95
1 Pork Chop Dinner  $7.95
2 Pork Chop Dinner  $11.95

The dinner includes baked potato or rice, fresh salad,
green beans, bread, & homemade dessert.  Water, coffee,
and tea are also included.

April 22, 2009

National Safe Kids Week Kicks-Off with a First-Time Safety Report Linking Research on Unintentional Injury and a Child’s Development

Safe Kids Sarpy Cass Offers Age-Appropriate Tips to Help Keep Children Safe

Papillion, Nebraska– National Safe Kids Week kicks off on Sunday, April 26th. Safe Kids Sarpy Cass is hosting an opening celebration with a car seat check event and their annual Safe Kids “Spring into Safety” fair. It will be held this Saturday, April 25th from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Shadow Lake Towne Centre in Papillion. This event marks the beginning of summer, known by emergency personnel as “trauma season,” because it is the time of year when serious injuries of children increase dramatically.
In 2007, there were more than six million unintentional injuries to children ages 14 and under in the U.S. That translates into 12 injuries per minute that required treatment in an emergency room.
National Safe Kids Week, April 26 to May 3, 2009 coincides with the release of the first-ever safety report to combine specific age-appropriate safety tips with research on children’s cognitive, behavioral and physical abilities and limitations to support why certain safety precautions are critical. The report, Raising Safe Kids: One Stage at a Time will be released by Safe Kids USA on Monday, April 27 at 8:00 a.m. (EST) and will be available at www.usa.safekids.org.
The new report analyzes research of the five leading unintentional injury risks to children in the U.S. (falls, bicycle-related injuries, motor vehicle occupancy injuries, fire and burns and poisonings) across the four stages of a child’s physical, behavioral and cognitive development: Infancy (0 to 12 months), Early Childhood (1 to 4 years), Middle Childhood (5 to 9 years) and Early Adolescence (10 to 14 years).
Interviews about the report are available beginning April 27, 2009 with Melinda Keeling, Safe Kids Coordinator. She can answer questions on:
    What is happening to a child cognitively, behaviorally and physically as they age
    The most important safety tips for each age group
    Facts and statistics on unintentional childhood injury in Sarpy and Cass Counties of Nebraska and in the U.S.
For more information about Safe Kids Week, visit www.usa.safekids.org.
Safe Kids Sarpy Cass works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the leading killer of children 14 and under. Safe Kids Sarpy Cass is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Safe Kids Sarpy Cass was founded in 2006 and is led by the Sarpy Cass Department of Health and Wellness.

For Immediate Release: Lending Support

April 24, 2009, Lincoln— In addition to the nine bills I personally introduced this year, I added my name as co-introducer to 15 other bills. By “signing-on” to a bill that is introduced by another senator, a co-introducer makes it known that he or she supports the bill. Sometimes the co-introducer initiates the gesture of adding his or her name to the bill. In other instances the bill’s primary introducer seeks support from co-introducers to demonstrate the bill’s strength, even before it has a public hearing or is scheduled for floor debate. One of the bills I co-introduced this year was LB 489 by Senator Kate Sullivan. This bill would adopt the Area Health Education Centers Act. LB 489 is Senator Sullivan’s 2009 priority bill. It was advanced this week to the final round of debate.

The Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) program was developed by Congress in 1971 to recruit, train and retain a health care workforce to address the needs of underserved populations. The AHEC program, with more than 200 Centers, operates in almost every state. The strength of the program is its ability to creatively adapt national initiatives to address local or regional health care issues. In each state that is served, federal funding flows through medical schools to the individual AHECs.

The state of Nebraska is served by five Centers, which are 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations governed by local boards of directors. The Centers in Nebraska were created between 2001 and 2005. In Legislative District 2, Sarpy County is served by the Omaha Urban AHEC, and the Southeast Nebraska AHEC covers Cass and Otoe Counties. Nebraska’s AHECs have cooperative agreements with the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

LB 489 would recognize Area Health Education Centers in statute as a resource for connecting Nebraska students to health careers, health professionals to communities and communities to better health. In this state there are significant gaps between the health care workforce demand and the actual supply of providers, especially in underserved and rural areas. The current situation is becoming more acute, because we have an aging workforce, high turnover, low pay and few advancement opportunities.

To this point the Area Health Education Centers have been funded through local, private and federal sources. Federal monies account for the largest percentage of the funding, but the payments arrive on a staggered schedule based on when the Centers were started. Under the current funding plan, all of the AHECs must complete the initial six year federal funding cycle before any of the Centers would be eligible to receive additional federal funding. LB 489 would provide enough state funding to sustain all of the AHECs until federal funding can be renewed.

The Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee, on which I serve, offered an amendment to LB 489 to require the AHECs to conduct annual evaluations, and report the findings to the governor and the Legislature. The bill will sunset at the end of the 2013-2014 fiscal year. This target date will enable the Health and Human Services and Appropriations Committees to make sound recommendations about continued funding for the AHECs.

The Area Health Education Centers play a vital role in enhancing access to quality health care in underserved and rural areas of our state. I am pleased to support LB 489 and the work that is performed by the dedicated AHEC staff and directors.

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
    State Capitol
    PO Box 94604
    Lincoln, NE 68509
    (402) 471-2613
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For Immediate Release from OPPD

For Additional Information: Mike Jones, 402-636-3749; Jeff Hanson, 402-636-3755

OPPD Teams With Cass County Communities on Trees 
        Cass County community groups and organizations are among the winners of the Omaha Public Power District’s tree planting project sponsorships. Cass County winners are the Weeping Water 4-H Whiz Kids and the Beaver Lake Association. OPPD annually sponsors a limited number of projects throughout the district’s 13-county service territory as part of its Tree Promotion Program.
          The District has spent about a million dollars on the program since its inception in 1990 and finds it helps educate on how trees and power lines can co-exist . The projects must promote energy efficiency and/or beautification, must be located on public property and cannot exceed $2,500.
          The Arbor Day Foundation has recognized OPPD as a Tree Line USA utility. That program promotes efforts to combine reliable electric service with healthy trees in our cities and villages.
          At a special ceremony marking Arbor Day today, OPPD representatives handed recipients certificates noting the award of their grants.
          The following received 2009 Tree Promotion Program grants:

Weeping Water 4-H Whiz Kids
Beaver Lake Association, Beaver Lake
Gretna High School, Gretna
GFWC Papillion Junior Woman's Club

Bellevue Rod & Gun Club, Bellevue
Nebraska Christian College, Papillion
Hogan's Junior Golf Heroes-
The First Tee Omaha
Fourth Grade Foresters USA, Lincoln
City Sprouts, Inc
All Our Kids, Inc
Duchesne Academy
Bryan Middle School
Babe Gomez Heritage Elementary
Holy Ghost School & Men's Club
Westside Community Schools/Swanson Elementary Community Club
American Legion Auxiliary #58, Valley
Joslyn Castle Trust
Pro Sanctity Youth Retreat Center
& Camp Fun & Faith
Metcalfe-Harrison Neighborhood Assoc.
RePlant Woodcliff, Woodcliff Lakes
Metro Omaha Builders Association
Metropolitan Community College
Washington Co (Court House), Blair
Greater Omaha Chamber Foundation
Prospect Hill Cemetery Historical Site Development
Midtown Neighborhood Alliance
Grace University
City of Fort Calhoun Parks
Village of Cook
Neighborhood Action & Fact Assoc. of Omaha(NAFA)
Fire Ridge Home Owners Association, Inc



Saturday, May 16
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Old Avoca Schoolhouse
Avoca, NE

The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a Contest Fiddling Workshop for fiddlers (or violinists or violists) who want to learn some of the do's and dont's when playing in a fiddle contest.   Fiddlers (or violinists or violists) of any age and experience level are encouraged to enroll. 
Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt will explain some of the rules (if any) that fiddlers are likely to see.  Tune choices and performance customs will be discussed as well.  The Workshop will be particularly helpful for those folks planning on entering the Monumental Fiddling Championship in Beatrice on Saturday, May 23. 
The Schoolhouse Contest Fiddling Workshop takes place on Saturday, May 16, 1 PM - 3 PM, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska.  Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited.  The fee is $20.00 per fiddler.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


  • The Weeping Water Public Library now has wireless internet service for community use.  Please stop in and check out this new service.


Wednesday, April 29:
  • Golf @ Palmyra Triangular @ 8:30 a.m.
  • Steak Dinner at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Weeping Water  5-8 p.m.

Thursday, April 30:
  • JH Track @ Tecumseh @ 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 2:
  • Track Meet (ECNC) @ 9:00 a.m.

Monday, May 4:
  • Pancake Feed at the school @ 5:45 p.m.
  • Honor’s Night at the school @ 7:00 p.m.