Weeping Water Nebraska


Spaghetti Dinner

Sunday, June 14, 2009
11:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Weeping Water Legion Hall


The Annual Weeping Water Limestone/Independence Day Celebration will be held on June 27, 2009 this year.  As usual many fun events are being planned for the day including a parade, canoe races, duck races, fishing contest, Chamber of Commerce Bar-b-que, lunch and cookie/candy sale at the United Methodist Church, a photo contest, beer garden with a live band, and fireworks.

I will have more information and a schedule of events in next week’s newsletter article.

4th Annual


Black & White and Color Divisions in the following classes:
Youth    18 & under
Adult    19 & under


Categories include:
human interest, nature, humorous, portraits-formal, portraits-informal, industrial/agricultural, land/seascape, still life, pets/animals.


For more information please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Photo Contest
W. R. Mather
PO Box 404
Weeping Water, NE  68463


The dancers from Amanda’s Dance Studio in Weeping Water held their annual dance recital on Sunday, June 7th in the Weeping Water Public School auditorium.   Six classes of young ladies performed jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and tap numbers for their friends and family. 
Special certificates were awarded to those girls with Perfect Attendance:  Nichole Thomas, Kara Aronson, Kendall Barrett, and Jaiden Thomas.  Outstanding Attendance certificates were awarded to:  Sam Burch, Stevie Hansen, Regan Aronson, Briar Wipf, Kelly Patton, Grace Hansen, and Claire Hansen.
It was a very fun and entertaining afternoon!  All the girls were wonderful and we look forward to next year’s recital.  Good job!!


Kiera Brack, Brooklyn Rathe, Harlee Wilson, Grace Cave, Kylee Wilson, Sam Burch, McKennia Crook, Stevie Hanson, and Mariah Crook


Madison Markham, Karissa Nickels, Grace Goracke, Courtney Haswell, and Treva Wright


Claire Hansen, Sammy Thomas, Kelly Patton,
Becca Markham, Tory Lamkins, Katie Dettmann


Peyton Barrett, Grace Hansen, Kelsi Vogler, Regan Aronson


Addy Thomas entertains with her guitar and vocals


Savannah Barrett and Emily Randall


Jaiden Thomas, Kendall Barrett, Kara Aronson, Briar Wipf, Kearson Harms,
 Taylor Hermann, Kelly Patton, Kelsey Mason, Addy Thomas,
Savannah Barrett, Nichole Thomas, Emily Randall


Amanda Flanagan, instructor and dancer

Slattery Vintage Estate

Vineyard & Tasting Room

Summer Concert Series
Every Saturday Evening, June, July, August at 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
$5 cover, proceeds entirely go to the bands.

June 6        BluesEd Blues Festival
June 13        Chris Saub-Acoustic Adult Alternative
June 20        The Grand Marquis from Kansas City
            Louisiana Jazz and Swing band.  Cajunfest all day with Cajun food
June 27        Hector Anchondo
            Soulful acoustic rock, alternative and blues.
July 4            Mark Irvin Group
            Freelance musician plays your favorites!
July 11        On a Whim
            Sax & guitar, soft rock, special engagement 60’s & 70’s tunes
July 18        Chad Stoner and History
            Instrumental smooth jazz; easy listening fun
July 25        Tim Koehn & Swampboy Blues
            Upbeat jazz and blues
August 1        Acoustic Groove with Britch & Killion
            Timeless favorites, elegant vocal harmony
August 8        Lunch with Mike
            Instrumental jazz band
August 15        Sarah Benck
            Rock, funk, soul, eclectic variety, appeals to young and old
August 22        Dusty Blue
            Classic country, new country, and a little classic rock
August 29        The Toasted Ponies
            Bluegrass at it’s best!  Banjo, fiddle, and a whole lotta fun!


Just south of Omaha in Cass County, NE     402-267-5267    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

7th Annual

September 12th & 13th

All proceeds benefit the
Kyle Sorensen Memorial Scholarship Fund

Reserve your tee time soon!




Don’t Monkey Around—Join Our Prayer Safari at Kingdom of the Son!!

We’re excited about the Weeping Water Community Vacation Bible School to be held July 27-31.  This year’s program is Kingdom of the Son, a week of safari adventure!
    Children will embark on a prayer safari into the Kingdom of the Son.  Through their adventures, children will discover that “God Listens,” “God Provides,” “God Forgives,” “God Protects” and “God Rules!”  We will have a great time with lively songs, hilarious skits, creative crafts, exciting games, Bible stories and tasty snacks—all of the things that make Vacation Bible School so much fun for children.  On top of that, we will be helping children learn to know God through prayers.
    Kingdom of the Son can be an inspirational and educational expedition for your entire family.  Classes for children begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12:00.  The opening, closing, and all classes will be held at the Faith Missionary Church in Weeping Water.  Parents and other family members are invited to attend the end of the week lunch with their children.  This lunch will also be held at the church and is free to everyone. 
    For more information, please call Dawn or Pastor Sandy at 267-4865 or you can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Registration forms will be available soon!  Please join us for an exciting week of learning about God and making wonderful memories.


Hours of Operation:
    Sunday    1:00-8:00 (6-8 p.m. Family Night)
    Monday    12:00-7:00 (7:00-8:00 Fitness swim—18 + years old)
    Tuesday    12:00-7:00 (11:00-12:00 adult/fitness swim—18 + years old)
                                                 (7:00-8:00 aerobics/fitness swim—18 + years old)
    Wednesday    12:00-7:00 (7:00-8:00 aerobics/fitness swim—18 + years old)
    Thursday    12:00-7:00 (11:00-12:00 adult/fitness swim—18 + years old)
                                                 (7:00-8:00 adult/fitness swim—18 + years old)
    Friday    12:00-6:00
    Saturday    12:00-5:00

**Hours for Limestone Day (June 27), July 4, and Saturday night of the fair will be 1:00-4:00 p.m.  All other days and nights of the fair will be normal hours.

**Family pass is only for family members under 18 years of age living at home.  This does not include child-care providers or grandparents.

**Children under the age of 6 MUST be accompanied by someone 13 years of age or older to enter the pool.  No exceptions!!


**No smoking in pool or in surrounding areas (deck)


JUNE 13TH   8:00-4:00

Maps available at the Elmwood Post Office,

Bits & Pieces, and C & D’s Express


Saturday, June 20

Activities include:
Garage Sales
Bake Sale
Tractor Pull
Baseball game
Bar-b-que  5:00-8:00 p.m.
Free-will donation—all proceeds go toward the
 purchase of new equipment for the rescue.
Entertainment by Southeast Community Band

For Immediate Release: New Driver License Security Initiatives

June 5, 2009, Lincoln – On June 22nd the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will begin the statewide implementation of the latest changes to its Digital Driver License System. The new changes were authorized by the passage of LB 911 in 2008. I did not vote for LB 911, but it is now the law. I believe that you should be aware of the most recent changes that will be in effect when you apply for or renew a driver license.

Over the past nine years, the DMV has made continuous changes to its driver license system. The DMV has dedicated its efforts to improving the security and integrity of its data, with a focus on reducing opportunities for fraud, identity theft and card counterfeiting.

The following modifications to the system will have the most immediate impact on Nebraska citizens:
§    Applicants will be required to provide two forms of proof of principal residence. (e.g. bank statement, property tax statement, and/or bill statements less than 90 days old.)
§    An applicant for a new driver license or state issued identification card will be required to present one form of U.S. based identification that includes the applicant’s full legal name.
§    Applicants’ photos will be taken at the beginning of the process by DMV examiners, rather than at the end by staff from the county treasurer’s office.
§    Applicants will receive a 30-day temporary driver license, before receiving the permanent license or state identification card in the mail.
§    Centrally issued driver licenses and state identification cards will be produced at a secure facility and mailed to valid cardholders within five to seven business days after the applicant’s identity is verified.
§    A $2.50 security surcharge will be added to the base cost of each license and identification card.

In an effort to inform the public about the changes that are being implemented, the Department of Motor Vehicles prepared and will distribute two documents. The first one is a fact sheet brochure that is being sent to all of the county treasurers, the DMV examining staff, public libraries and the media. The second document will be sent to all license renewal candidates and cardholders as an insert in their 90-day renewal notice. The insert contains specific information about the new changes, a website address that contains more information and helpful advice about how to plan for a visit to a DMV office.

I receive a lot of mail in my legislative office. From time to time I see information that you should have, as well. This certainly applies to the driver license changes produced by LB 911.

If you need to renew a driver license, or obtain a new license or state identification card, be sure to review the insert in your renewal notice or a fact sheet brochure before you begin the application process. If you have questions about the new requirements, you may call the examining office in your county.

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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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
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Dawn Randall