Weeping Water Nebraska
A NEW CHAPTER . . .

GRADUATION 2009     


The graduating class of Weeping Water High School took part in the 2009 graduation ceremony held on Saturday, May 9th at 4:00 p.m. in the Weeping Water gymnasium. Thirty-four seniors received diplomas and took the first step in their life after high school.  Soon they will be pursuing higher education, jobs, or military service.  We wish all of them the best as they start this new chapter in their lives. 
Good luck class of 2009!

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Morgan Wilson

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Whitney Wilson

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Senior Class Singing

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GRADUATING CLASS OF 2009



KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION 2009

The Weeping Water Kindergarten class of 2009 graduated on May 11, 2009 in the Weeping Water gymnasium.  It was an event filled with enthusiasm and excitement as the children showed off their newly learned skills and entertained the crowd of proud parents, grandparents, teachers, and friends.  Good luck in First Grade!!

 
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Mr. Wockenfuss awards a diploma to a Kindergarten student.

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The Kindergarten Class of 2009 poses for pictures.

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The Kindergarteners ham it up for the audience!

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Good job!!

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Ready for First Grade!



 
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SUMMER VACATION

The last day of school for the Weeping Water Public School elementary students is Tuesday, May 19th.  The last day of school for the Weeping Water High School students is Wednesday, May 20th.  Please be careful as you are driving through our city.  Watch out for our little people!!




Fishing Buddies Program

Would you like to learn how to fish?  Is there a child or adult that you would like to learn to fish with?  Here is the perfect opportunity for people who want to learn to fish or who need to relearn the basics.

This 6 session program is designed for child and adult pairs who have little to no fishing experience and would like to learn to fish.  Youth ages 6-12 years old are invited to develop fishing skills and knowledge with an adult mentor (limit of 2 kids per mentor/buddy). 

The sessions will meet on Monday evenings from 6-8pm at the Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium for the first 3 meetings.  The last 3 meetings will move to a local lake for on the water experience.  Fishing hand-outs, bait and equipment will be available for participants to use during the program.  Session dates are June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29 and July 13. 

Pre-registration is required as well as a $20 check per child to reserve your spot.  This check will be returned upon completion of the program.  Spaces are limited and your registration must be received by May 20th. 

Fishing Buddies Registration

Adult Mentor
First & Last Name: _________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________
Phone Number: ___________________________________________________
Email: ___________________________________________________________

Child Participant
First & Last Name: _________________________________________________
Address (if different from mentor): _____________________________________
Phone Number (if different from mentor): _______________________________
Age: _________

Child Participant
First & Last Name: _________________________________________________
Address (if different from mentor): _____________________________________
Phone Number (if different from mentor): _______________________________
Age: ________

Return this form by May 20, 2009 with a $20 deposit check (per child participant) payable to Nebraska Game & Parks and send to:
    Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium
    Attn: Andrea
    21502 W. Hwy 31
    Gretna, NE 68028



Louisville's B.U.I.L.D. GROUP (Businesses United In Louisville's Development) would like to invite you to join us in our

Annual Spring Parade

Date: Saturday, May 16th
Time: 1:00 PM - Line up at Noon on Cherry St

Along with the parade we will have entertainment on Main Street, food vendors and an art fair from 10:00-5:00 

"Air Your Art In Louisville"


Our businesses will be open for shopping and restaurants invite you to stop in for a bite to eat.  Louisville Art Gallery will host its annual “Thrown & Blown”....artists, glass blowers, pottery and jewelry makers will have demonstrations and goods for sale Saturday and Sunday.

Bring your family and make a day of it in Downtown Louisville!



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Weeping Water Municipal
SWIMMING POOL
The Weeping Water Municipal Pool will open for the 2009 summer season on MONDAY, MAY 25TH.


2009 ADMISSION PRICES:
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.



For Immediate Release: The Importance of Our Economic Stimulus Funds

May 8, 2009, Lincoln— The Appropriations Committee’s budget briefing was held in the morning on May 5, and debate on the budget bills began in the afternoon. During the briefing and again on the floor, Committee Chairman Lavon Heidemann emphasized that crafting the proposed budget for 2009-10 and 2010-11 hinged on two key factors: the ability to draw funds from a healthy cash reserve and the arrival of the federal economic stimulus funds.

The economic stimulus funds result from the passage by Congress earlier this year of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). ARRA is designed to lessen the effects of the recession on state and local governments. It contains funding of more than $785 billion, of which more than $300 billion is earmarked for states and their programs. Although the final amount that Nebraska will receive is not yet known, it may eventually total more than $1 billion. The total distribution will be made over two or more years, but Congress expected some of the funds to be spent quickly to maximize their ability to stimulate the economy. That is exactly what the state of Nebraska is doing.

The Legislature is authorized to appropriate the ARRA funds, but the distribution guidelines for the funds are governed by state and federal laws that relate to the use of enhanced funding for existing programs. Therefore, the Legislature’s ability to make decisions about how to use the funds is somewhat limited.

In accordance with federal guidelines, the Appropriations Committee made extensive use of ARRA funds to balance the new state budget. The funds were directed to four specific areas: state support for education and general purpose use; enhanced federal match for Medicaid, and certain foster care and adoption programs; additional federal assistance for unemployment payments; and additional child care funds. The ARRA funds replaced the traditional use of state General Funds support for these budget categories and allowed the Appropriations Committee to divert some state General Funds to other programs. The use of ARRA funds allowed the Committee to avoid substantial budget cuts to programs like Medicaid and propose increases in state aid to schools and child care provider rates, which would simply not have been possible without the receipt of these federal funds.

The Legislature’s Appropriations Committee built the proposed state budget for the next two years based on the most accurate fiscal projections that were available. When the projections were adjusted in February and April, the Committee made corresponding changes to the budget. The Committee’s work product was presented to the Legislature this week, and the first and second rounds of debate to approve the budget have been taken. Just one day after the second vote was recorded, the Department of Revenue reported that state tax receipts for April were even lower than was forecast last month. At this point it is unclear whether or not we will have enough state revenue to fund the new biennial budget as it is currently written. The state’s General Fund status has already benefited from the availability of more than $520 million from ARRA funds. It seems clear that our state’s fiscal health may depend, in part, on the anticipated receipt of additional ARRA funds over the next year or two.

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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Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council

“Attracting, retaining and growing businesses and jobs for all of Cass County”
You’re invited to attend
Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council
Annual Meeting

Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Official program begins at 6:00 PM

The Lofte Community Theatre

15841 Manley Road
Manley, Nebraska
Directions: Take I-80 West, Exit at 440 Hwy 50/144th, Turn left at S 144th Street/Hwy 50
and continue to follow Hwy 50 for 17.3 miles, Turn left at Manley Road for .5 miles. Theatre
is located on north side of Manley Rd.

Tickets $20 per person
Please reply by Friday, May 15, 2009
To Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Council Director, John Yochum
402-978-7909

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Please plan to join us for this very informative evening as we provide a yearly
overview of our accomplishments and progress.




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CONTEST FIDDLING WORKSHOP

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..




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.

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, May 13:
  • Junior High ECNC Track Meet @ Yutan @ 9:00 a.m.
  • Board of Education meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 14:
  • Track Meet—Districts

Friday, May 15:
  • Elementary Field Day—p.m.

Tuesday, May 19:
  • Last day of school for Elementary students

Wednesday, May 20:
  • Last day of school for High School students