CASS COUNTY FAIR
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. ome join the fun for a day-or a whole week!! Visit www.casscountyfair.org for a schedule of events.
NEWS FROM THE NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
$150,000 awarded to Sandhills RC&D for housing rehabilitation project
LINCOLN, NEB. (July 8, 2009)-The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded $150,000 in Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund money to the nonprofit 501(c)(3) Sandhills Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) to implement a two-year housing rehabilitation program for eligible homeowners in Arthur, Grant, Hooker, Logan, McPherson and Thomas counties. The funding is part of the Nebraska Affordable Housing Program administered by the Department.
Approximately $20,500 funding will be reserved for each of six homes to be rehabilitated.
Homeowners deemed eligible for the program are wage earners whose incomes are at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until all funding is allocated.
$150,000 awarded for owner-occupied rehab housing in Frontier, Furnas, Gosper and Red Willow counties
LINCOLN, NEB. (July 9, 2009)-The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded $150,000 in Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund money to Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska (Mid) to rehab eight owner-occupied homes in Frontier, Furnas, Gosper and Red Willow counties.
Partnering agencies U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development and Weatherization Assistance Program will contribute an additional $12,000 to the project.
Mid's mission, "Helping people, changing lives, and making communities a better place to live," is regularly in play as it assists low-income and disabled individuals in southwestern Nebraska with housing needs, including complying with electrical, safety and construction code requirements, reducing lead levels, and replacing roofing, siding, windows, painting, heating, insulation and some interior remodeling.
This project continues Mid's four-county regional approach to improving housing stock. During the past ten years, Mid has successfully administered rehabilitation projects in Nelson, Red Cloud, Harvard and Franklin. Additionally, Mid has completed owner-occupied rehab projects in Franklin/Webster, Gosper, Buffalo, Franklin, Harlan, Kearney and Phelps, and Frontier, Furnas and Red Willow counties.
$46,050 awarded for Woodland Circle Apartments rehab in Wisner
LINCOLN, NEB. (July 9, 2009)-The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded $46,050 in Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund money to the Housing Authority City of Wisner to rehab the Woodland Circle Apartments in Wisner.
The project's rehabilitation consists of four main areas including roof repairs, installing party walls to prevent fire hazards between apartments, electrical repairs to fix improper ground connections, and curb and sidewalk repairs.
U.S. Department of Agriculture will contribute an additional $4,605 operating funds to the project.
Weeping Water First Christian Church
August 1 - Saturday - Red Head Express from Branson MO
Blue Grass Gospel Music @ 7PM Free Will offering will be taken to help with the ministry of Red Head Express.
More info 402-269-5508
- Do you have, or know of, an outstanding event, tourism publication, Web site or tourism campaign that you want to showcase?
- Has a particular individual or organization been a champion for tourism in your community or region?
- Is there a tourism association or nature-based tourism entity that has worked to market and develop tourism in your area?
If so, nominate them for a Nebraska Travel and Tourism Industry Award.
The nine award categories are:
- Friend of Tourism
- Outstanding Event (0-9,999)
- Outstanding Event (10,000+)
- Outstanding Tourism Association
- Outstanding Tourism Campaign
- Outstanding Tourism Publication
- Outstanding Website
- Outstanding Tourism Attraction
- Outstanding Tourism Entity
Award winners receive an attractive stained glass award and special recognition in the 2010 Nebraska Travel Guide and on the Tourism Division's Web site.
***NEW THIS YEAR***
Award winners with Web sites will receive a FREE 1 year banner advertisement on the Tourism Division's Web site in 2010!
The 2009 award nomination forms are available on the front page of the Tourism Division's Industry Web site: http://industry.visitnebraska.org
Forms must be in the Lincoln office postmarked by Friday, 11 September 2009 for consideration.
Plan on attending the 2009 Nebraska Travel Conference:
Nebraska Travel Conference, 20-22 October 2009, Divots Conference Center, Norfolk
More information about the conference, including a full schedule and how to register will come soon.
Opens at Lofte Theatre
The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley is excited to announce the continuation of its thirty-third season with the energetic Musical Comedy, "Crazy For You" opening on July 17th. "Crazy For You" is often referred to as "The new Gershwin Musical Comedy." Debuting on Broadway in 1992, it later won the Tony Award for Best Musical that year. The show relies entirely upon the music of George Gershwin who died in 1937. "Crazy" has all of the traditional elements of a classic Broadway show of the early 20th century; toe-tapping tunes, boy-gets-girl storyline and a comic ensemble cast.
Written by Ken Ludwig, the story is set during the theater scene of the 1930s. Bobby Child is a wealthy banker's son and socialite playboy whose real dream in life is to dance. Bobby is sent to a rundown theater in Nevada by his domineering mother for the purpose of foreclosing on the dilapidated venue. Instead, Bobby falls in love with a girl, the theater and decides to put on a show to pay off the mortgage. Singing cowboys, spunky heroines and an unwanted fiancee round out the cast of colorful characters.
Starring in his first leading role as Bobby Child is Adam Kovar of Lincoln. The plucky Polly Baker is played by Elizabeth Monzingo of Papillion. Other members of the cast include Jeff Johnston, Ross Mumford and Wade Mumford of Elmwood; Anne Riha of Louisville; Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth; Mimi Ostmann of Eagle; Lucy Myrtue of Murray; Samantha Colbert of Weeping Water; Ronnie Hurlbut, Marikita Payne, Olivia Herr, Sydney Timmons, Megan Kovar, Margaret Anne White, Mark Kranz, Alex White, Zack Schafer and Mick Kovar of Lincoln; and Derek Kowal, Anna Cashero and Levi Stroebel all of Omaha.
Performance Dates for "Crazy For You" are July 17-19, 23-26, 30, 31 and August 1, 2. Showtimes are 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday. All Sunday dates have two performances; 2pm and 7:30pm. General admission tickets can be purchased either on-line or by contacting the box office at (402) 234-2553. Please note that some performances are nearly sold-out and advance reservations are highly suggested.
Mimi Ostmann, Adam Kovar and Marikita Payne
The ensemble cast of "Crazy For You."
The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley will be holding auditions for its production of, "Over the River and Through the Woods," on Monday, July 20th and Tuesday, July 21st at 7:00PM. The production will run weekends between August 28 and September 13.
The play is set in New Jersey and revolves around the young and single "Nick" who has Sunday dinner with both sets of grandparents every week. When Nick receives an offer for his dream job that would move him away from his family, his grandparents embark upon a series of schemes to keep him around! Parts for 3 men and 3 women.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Every Tuesday in July
Weeping Water Library
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
Debbie Bennett at 275-3380 or 297-1474
The Old Avoca Schoolhouse
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.
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.
July 18 Chad Stoner and History
Instrumental smooth jazz; easy listening fun
July 25 Tim Koehn & Swampboy Blues
Upbeat jazz and blues
August 1 Acousti Groove with Britch & Killion
Timeless favorites, elegant vocal harmony
Just south of Omaha in Cass County, NE 402-267-5267
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