Weeping Water Nebraska
The Weeping Water High School volleyball team held their annual
 "Gum Scrimmage" on Thursday, August 27th.  This event always
 brings in many parents and students who want to get a sneak
peak at the progress of the team.  Even though I'm somewhat
biased, (my daughter is on the team!) I was really impressed with
the talent on this year's team.  GO INDIANS!
Safe Kids Sarpy Cass is holding a child passenger safety check
up event on “National Seat Check Saturday,” on Saturday
September 12.  We appreciate your help in spreading the word!
National Seat Check Saturday tips:
  •  It’s the responsibility of every parent and caregiver to make sure their children are safely restrained – every trip, every time and at every age.
  • We are urging everyone to have their child checked to be sure they are using the right restraint—a car seat, booster seat or seat belt.  When it comes to the safety of a child, there is no room for mistakes.      
  •  According to a 2008 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the use of child restraints declines as children get older. 
  •  From birth to 12 months, 99 percent of children ride in a restraint. It drops to 92 percent for kids ages 1 to 3. For kids ages 4 to 7, 89 percent are restrained. But only 85 percent of kids ages 8 to 12 ride in a restraint. 
  • Parents need to set the rules and stay vigilant. Booster seats and seat belts are just as important for older kids as car seats are for younger kids.
  • Passenger safety is a lifetime commitment. It doesn’t stop when your child outgrows his or her car seat.

Volunteers (high school students, student groups, churches…) who would like to assist with Seat Check Saturday may contact Melinda Keeling at the number or email below.

Melinda Keeling, RN, BA
Maternal Child Health/Safe Kids Coordinator
Sarpy/Cass Department of Health
701 Olson Drive Suite 101
Papillion, NE. 68046
402-339-4334 Ext. 210
Fax: 402-339-4235
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 In Concert
September 11, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Weeping Water Christian Church
306 West H St.
Here is some helpful information concerning the
new procedures recently introduced at the
Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) 
On July 22, 2009 the State of Nebraska DMV went on a new driver’s license issuance system.  One of the key new requirements is that everyone must have two documents that verify/prove their address and were issued within the last ninety days.   This is proving a bit of a challenge as many people are not aware of this change.  In particular, it appears that young people are showing up without these documents.  The problem is further magnified by the fact that young people tend not to have many of the items on the approved list such as utility bills, credit card bills, bank statements, and etc. 
Obvious things for students would be:
Correspondence mailed to them from the school.
Grades, if their name and address are on them.
Class schedules, if their name and address are on them.
A magazine sent to their house.
Any envelope, box or postcard mailed to them with a postmark date.
Voter registration card
Fishing or hunting licenses
Something addressed to THE PARENT OF (students name) and address is acceptable as the second proof of address.
And if all else fails a parent or guardian may sign an under 21 address certification document and then provide two documents with the parent or guardians name and address as proof of their address.
http://www.dmv.ne.gov/examining/pdf/verificationdocs.pdf    The list is quite extensive but you need two.
http://www.dmv.ne.gov/examining/pdf/securityinitiatives.pdf         Why this was done.
http://www.sarpy.com/dmv/drivers_license.htm   Links to all the above.

The Old Avoca Schoolhouse

The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a Beginning

Recorder Workshop on Saturday, September 12, form 1 PM - 3 PM, for

folks who want to learn to play the soprano recorder.   Deborah

Greenblatt, Master Artist with the Nebraska Arts Council, and member

of the American Recorder Society, will lead the workshop.  Pre-

registration is required, and enrollment is limited.  The $30.00 fee

includes an instruction book, and a soprano recorder.


A Sightreading Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2009, from

 1 PM - 3 PM in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in picturesque Avoca,

Nebraska.  This will be a wonderful opportunity  to play with other music

 students, and sightread music that you've never seen before, and don't

 have to ever see again.  During the workshop, musicians will  be discussing

 how to negotiate new compositions with minimum stress, and maximum

music.  The beauty of this workshop is that all you have to do is show up.

  There is no preparation necessary, although pre-registration is required,

and there is a $20.00 fee. 


Greenblatt & Seay proudly announce the THIRTEENTH ANNUAL

 SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE.  This historical, hysterical event will

take place on Sunday, October 11, at 2:30 PM, in the auditorium of the Old

 Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.  In the Open Division, fiddlers will play a

hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice.  There will also be other divisions of

 competition available for the adventurous fiddlers, including a Singing

Fiddler's Contest, a Twin Fiddler's Contest, a Fee-Fi-Faux Fiddler's

Contest (fiddle tunes played on any instrument other than a fiddle), and a

Hocus-Pocus Contest (cross-tuning, sound effects, dancing, etc.), which will

 give fiddlers an opportunity to play tunes that are usually not allowed in

any other contest.  The prizes for the winners in the Open Division are

$100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd place, and $25 for 3rd place.  Prizes will also

 be awarded for 1st place in the other contests. Registration for contestants

starts at 1:30 PM the day of the FIDDLING BEE.  Admission is $5.00 for

adults and $1.00 for children.  Fiddlers and their back-ups are admitted for


For more information, call 402-275-3221,
log on to
www.greenblattandseay.com, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Lofte Music Director Featured in National Magazine
Betty Colbert of Weeping Water has been active with the Lofte Community Theatre for nearly thirty years.  She's painted set, sewn costumes and sold tickets.  However, perhaps her most valued contribution has been the dual role of Music and Vocal Director for the summer musicals.  It was Mrs. Colbert's dedicated service to such a unique rural arts organization that caught the attention of the editors at "Country Woman Magazine."
"Country Woman" is a bi-monthly publication distributed throughout the United States and Canada.  Its focus is rural life including women, families and their hobbies.  Last October editors at the magazine contacted the Lofte and asked for more information about the theater, and requested an interview with Mrs. Colbert.  The two-page pictorial and story about Mrs. Colbert and the Lofte can be found in the current August/September 2009 edition of "Country Woman."
In addition to her extensive hours spent helping at the Lofte, Mrs. Colbert is also the K-12 music instructor at Elmwood-Murdock public schools.  



7th Annual

September 12th & 13th

All proceeds benefit the
Kyle Sorensen Memorial Scholarship Fund

Reserve your tee time soon!



"Over The River" Opens at The Lofte Theatre

The Lofte Community Theatre announces that its next season installment,  "Over the River and Through the Woods" by Joe DiPietro opens on Friday, August 28th.  The comedy revolves around young Nick and his extended Italian-American family.  
Nick's mom and dad have retired and have moved to Florida, but both sets of grandparents are still very much involved in his life.  Nick gets a chance to pursue his dream job, but threatens to move him far away from New Jersey and his grandparents.  Soon the loving, but meddlesome grannies decide that they must take evasive action.  They decide to find a nice girl for Nick so that he'll settle down and stay on the east coast!   This is a wonderful family comedy filled with laughs and heartfelt situations about growing up, growing older, and the things we lose and gain along the way.
Performing in their first Lofte production is Jason Weixelman and Chuck Danskin, both of Lincoln.   Both Mr. Weixelman and Mr. Danskin have an extensive history with the Lincoln Community Playhouse.  Also starring in the production are Mary Ann Stohlmann of Murdock, real-life husband and wife Bob and Margie Pinkerton of Weeping Water, and Allie Nielsen of Omaha.
Performances run August 28-30, September 4-6 and 10-13.  Curtain times Thursday-Saturday are 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.  Those interested in tickets, driving directions or other information about the theater may call the Lofte box office at (402) 234-2553 or visit their website,


Pictured:  Getting the "once over."  From L-R, Mary Ann Stohlmann, Chuck Danskin, Margie Pinkerton and Bob Pinkerton give their smiling nods of approval to their grandson's prospective girlfriend, Allie Nielsen.







 The "Denfenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show" was held Saturday and Sunday, August 29th and 30th at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue.  The United States Navy Blue Angels performed for a crowd of thousands on one of the nicest days you could hope for.  In addition to the Blue Angels, there were many other planes on display both on the ground and in the air:  F-16's, B-2's, MiG-17's, and P-51's just to name a few.  As you view these pictures, please keep in mind the brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day to defend our freedom.  THANK YOU!




















Get Ready for Weeping Water's









Janet Syas Nitsick, author of Seasons of the Soul, shares some exciting news - a You Tube book trailer.  Click the link:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmkR_eO9wOU
If have difficulty connecting to the link, do a You Tube search for Seasons of the Soul and it will come up that way.

Visit Weeping Water Public Library to check out your copy of Seasons of the Soul in paperback and in audio format. 

Janet Syas Nitsick,
author of www.Christianstoryteller.com Best of Year book, Seasons of the Soul


Thurs., Sept. 3:   Boys/Girls Varsity Cross Country--Charlie Thorell Invite @ 4:00 p.m.

                              Girls JV & V Softball vs. Arlington @ home @ 5:00 p.m.

                              Girls Varsity Volleyball--Dorchester/Palmyra/WW Triangular @ 5:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 4:         Boys/Girls Junior High Cross Country--Tecumseh Invite @ 8:40 a.m.

                              Boys/Girls Varsity Cross Country--Tecumseh Invite @ 9:00 a.m.

                              Boys Football vs. Palmyra @ home @ 7:00 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 5:       Girls Varsity Volleyball Booster Tournament @ home @ 9:00 a.m.

                              Girls JV & V Softball vs. DC West @ home @ 10:00 a.m.




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Dawn Randall
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