Weeping Water Nebraska


United Methodist Church
Weeping Water

Thursday, June 25
1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Faith Missionary Church

Call Barb at 267-7375 to make an appointment
 to donate blood or for more information.

  • Most tattoos are no longer a problem
  • For questions concerning health, medication or travel, please call 1-800-GIVE LIFE
  • All donors need a donor card, a driver’s license or 2 other forms of ID.


Saturday, June 27, 2009



Saturday, June 27, 2009

Games start at 8:00 a.m.
10 team limit (“first call, first serve”)
$50 per 6-person team

Please contact Christine at 630-4193



Every Tuesday in July

10:00-11:00 a.m.
Weeping Water Library


International Order of the Rainbow for Girls

How many of you have heard of this organization?  I imagine those of you who are Masons or belong to the Order of Eastern Star are probably familiar with Rainbow since they typically sponsor each Rainbow assembly.

What Is Rainbow?

Rainbow is a nonprofit organization that strives to give girls the tools, training, and encouragement to let their individual spirits shine bright. By providing members with a safe, fun, caring environment where responsible, older girls can interact and mentor younger girls through family involvement.

By participating in fun events and activities, keeping up with new friends, and traveling to different cities and states, members experience the excitement of what a productive life has to offer.
From volunteering for different charities, to working to improve their public speaking, to mastering the lessons of Rainbow, members tackle lots of challenging hurdles but ultimately walk away with a sense of pride and accomplishment.
Whether they dream of becoming a successful veterinarian, a talented musician, or a loving mother, Rainbow Girls learn that they can accomplish anything and that they can make a difference.

When and Why Did Rainbow Begin?

In 1922, Rainbow was created for young women whose fathers were members of the Masonic Lodge, and their friends. Although a Christian minister named W. Mark Sexson founded the organization, today the leaders of Rainbow Girls respect and welcome all girls from every religion. Their main focus is more on the spiritual principles of being a kind and caring person. While the Rainbow practices and programs continue to evolve, the basic teachings of faith, hope, and charity remain a cornerstone of this dynamic girl’s youth group.

Today, there are more than 850 assemblies across the world that have bimonthly meetings. This is how the members learn standard meeting protocol and parliamentary procedure.

Adults are always present to provide support, guidance, and help interpret the rules. Members also learn to memorize meaningful lectures and to be prepared for extemporaneous speeches. Some meetings conclude with a presentation or unique entertainment.

In addition, members and advisors work on different service projects throughout the year.

Since November of 1951, world headquarters for the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls has been located in McAlester, Oklahoma. This magnificent building was constructed for Rainbow Girls and funded by Rainbow Girls. It represents what can be accomplished when girls are empowered with knowledge, enlightened by travel, and energized by their own inner spirit.

Weeping Water is one of the largest and most active Rainbow assemblies in Nebraska.  In just six short years, membership has grown from three girls to twenty!  This growth was accomplished by the hard work of the girls, their mother advisors (Tina Mogensen and Dana March), and the Rainbow Advisory Board.  These girls are learning leadership and public speaking skills, the value of being of service to others in their community and the world, and how to interact and have fun with other girls from around the world who have the same values and goals that they do.

Thirteen of these twenty Rainbow girls from Weeping Water Assembly #5 attended Nebraska Grand Assembly of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls held at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska June 11-14, 2009.  Grand Assembly is a time for all the Rainbow assemblies from the state of Nebraska to join together to have fun, form friendships with girls from other cities and states, and recognize those girls who put forth the extra effort to make the most of their time as Rainbow girls to become leaders and mentors for the younger girls who look up to them.

Weeping Water’s assembly was represented very well this year with four girls holding Grand Officer positions and four girls holding Grand Representative positions.  It is an honor to be nominated and chosen to be a Grand Officer or Representative at Grand Assembly.  These girls are the future leaders of our country, the future CEO’s of our businesses, the future teachers of our children, and the future mothers of the next generation.  Rainbow supports them in all of their goals and accomplishments.  Congratulations girls!  We are proud of you.

For more information about Rainbow, please visit www.gorainbow.org

Back:  Kooper Stohlmann, Samantha Thomassen, Hailee March, Jessie Randall, Sydney Barrett
Center:  Samantha Colbert, Alex Thomassen, Rachel Randall
Front:  Savannah Barrett, Riley Kearnes, Suzy Hammons, Emily Randall

Nebraska Grand Representatives 2008-2009
Grand Pages and Grand Assistant Confidential Observers

Hailee March-Grand Representative, Jessie Randall-Grand Representative
Rachel Randall-Grand Hope, Alex Thomassen-Grand Choir Director,
Sydney Barrett-Grand Representative, Samantha Colbert, Grand Immortality,
Suzy Hammons-Grand Worthy Associate Advisor

The Randall family is well represented at Grand Assembly!!
Dawn Randall—Rainbow Advisory Board Member, Rachel Randall—Grand Hope,
Jessie Randall—Grand Representative to Alabama, Maine, North Carolina, Tennessee,
Emily Randall—Grand Assistant Confidential Observer, and John Randall—Mason

Nikki Ryan—Miss Nebraska Rainbow





Colorado Peaches For Sale
$29 per lug

Peaches will be delivered in mid to late August

Order your big and juicy peaches until July 30th from any member of the Weeping Water Lion’s Club

or call

Debbie Bennett at 275-3380 or 297-1474




August 4-8, 2009

Are you ready for the fair?  The Cass County Fair is just around the corner and once again it promises to be packed with fun activities for the whole family.
Come join the fun for a day—or a whole week!!
Visit www.casscountyfair.org for a schedule of events.

 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 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


Just south of Omaha in Cass County, NE     402-267-5267
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For Immediate Release: A Very Productive Session

June 19, 2009, Lincoln – When the Legislature convened in January, 36 of the 49 senators had two or fewer years of experience as state policy makers. Many people were concerned about how the first session of the One Hundred-First Legislature would measure up. By May concerns were replaced by compliments.

In just 87 legislative days, 236 bills were passed. From my perspective some of the most important accomplishments of the session included:

Children’s behavioral health services - Portions of five bills were combined to create the starting point, from which Nebraska will address service gaps that were identified during the special session last fall. An oversight committee will monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the new and existing services; increased funding will support the addition and expanded training of more service professionals, especially in rural areas; service eligibility for low income families will be increased; and a 24-hour, seven-day a week hotline will provide families with immediate access to screening, assessment and referral to community-based resources.

Anti-crime legislation – LB 63 enhanced penalties for several firearms violations and violent crimes committed with weapons. The bill significantly increased the penalties for graffiti and criminal defacement, and prohibited domestic violence offenders and subjects of protection orders from possessing firearms. LB 63 also created the Office of Violence Prevention to work with state and local law enforcement to implement programs to reduce violence. Provisions of two other bills were amended into LB 63 before its passage. One amendment required the state Department of Education to develop a model dating violence policy, which school districts must adopt by July 1, 2010. The other amendment ordered the Department of Corrections to supervise any inmate, who is allowed to work for a school district, ESU, community or state college, or a university.

Wind power legislation – A bill was passed to make it easier to develop wind energy facilities in Nebraska. LB 561 allowed public power districts to limit eminent domain rights when contracting with a private wind-energy developer. The bill also permitted community-based energy development (C-BED) projects to participate by changing some of the eligibility requirements.

Developmental disabilities – Significant appropriations were approved for the Beatrice State Developmental Center. Some of the funding was directed toward the further expansion of community-based services for people with developmental disabilities. Approximately $50 million was earmarked to replace federal Medicaid funds that the state expects to lose because of on-going accreditation problems at the Center. Another $15 million was aimed at providing services for people who have been on a service waiting list for a long time.

Increased K-12 state aid funding – We were able to increase state aid to schools by 11.3 percent for the 2009-10 fiscal year and 5.1 percent for the 2010-11 fiscal year. The current level of state aid was funded from several traditional sources, but virtually all of the increased aid was financed with the Education Stabilization portion of the federal economic stimulus funds.

All of these issues and more were addressed, within a new budget that allows spending to rise an average of only 1.1 percent over the next two years. Despite some initial misgivings, I believe the 2009 session will be viewed as one in which new people used new ideas to create important policies, within a carefully crafted, fiscally conservative framework.

I hope to see you at one of the traditional summer or fall events in District 2.

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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The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a Jamming Workshop on Saturday, July 25, from 1 PM - 3 PM.   Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt will share some hints to help you play in a jam session with minimum stress, and maximum music.

 Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited.  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.


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.


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  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dawn Randall