Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Weeping Water High School
Due to the seasonal and H1N1 flu going around the country, blood
is truly needed at this time. Please consider giving the gift of life.
For more information or to make an appointment,
please call the school office at 267-2445
Featuring Devoted Sound, for youth on November 11, from 6:30 - 8PM at the United Methodist Church in Louisville. Mark your calendars and pass the word!
Weeping Water Fire Department
Saturday, November 14
5:00 a.m. -- 11:00 a.m.
at the Fire Barn
Pancakes / Scrambled Eggs / Bacon
Coffee / Apple & Orange Juice
FREE WILL DONATION
LAST DINNER THIS FALL!!
DON'T MISS IT!!
The Otoe County Genealogical Society will hold its November 12th meeting at the Morton-James Public Library. This meeting will welcome all new members into the society, and will also cover topics of interest concerning genealogical research in the Otoe County area. This meeting is open to all who are interested in joining the society, or just wish to attend to learn more about genealogical research in general.
During this meeting we will be conducting our quarterly Genealogy Internet Workshop, where we will be introducing our members to the valuable genealogical resources that are available on the Internet. This workshop is designed to assist those researchers who are unsure of how to locate their family's history online. So if you are new to the Internet and would like assistance in this area, please stop by and join us in our free workshop. Also, for those visitors that prefer to research their ancestors through more conventional means, the library's Genealogical Reference Room will be open at this time, and assistance will be provided by society members in this area as well.
Our society meets on the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm, and our meeting location alternates every other month between the Otoe County Museum of Memories in Syracuse, and the Morton-James Public Library in Nebraska City. To learn more about the society, please check out our website, or contact the Morton-James Public Library for more information.
VETERAN'S DAY CONCERT
JR HIGH ECNC HONOR CHOIR
Over 130 Junior High students from around the area joined their voices together on Monday, October 26th and performed a truly wonderful concert for their families and friends at Conestoga Jr/Sr High School. These students prepare for this honor choir weeks in advance by rehearsing the music chosen by the participating schools' choir directors at their own schools. They then gather at the host school and combine their voices with the guidance of the choir directors. It's amazing how students from ten schools with ten different directors can join together and sound so beautiful!! The participating schools and their directors are listed below:
East Butler--Vickie Hines
Johnson County Central--Cinda Goodrich
Weeping Water--Kim Hammer
The Lofte Theatre
The Lofte takes great pride in utilizing the performing arts to give young people self-confidence and public speaking skills. In that tradition, the Lofte is preparing to host not one, not two, but three diffferent high school one-act play competitions this fall! In recent years, the Lofte has become a popular location for these types of competitions. Its central location, friendly volunteers and authentic theater environment are three reasons why school administrators keep coming back.
All competitions are open to the public. In general, the competition days begin around 9am. Schools will take turns performing a 30 minute piece, then there is a 15 minute break to allow for set changes and judges critique. The competition will last all day. Concessions will be available for purchase throughout the day with tables and seating in the lobby. Below is a list of competition dates and the schools that will be participating.
Wednesday, November 18th - ECNC Conference
Johnson County Central
Monday, November 23rd - Capitol Conference
Wednesday, December 2nd - District C1-1
Johnson County Central
Lourdes Central Catholic
4-H MEMBERS AND LEADERS RECOGNIZED
Danie Parriott was the lucky winner of the door prize for guessing closest to the number of candy bars in the prize tote bag.
Annette Dougherty was named the 2009 Outstanding 4-H Leader
4-H leaders recognized included L to R Brenda Klingforth, James Parriott, Rita Parriott, Karey Koehn, Denise Horn... (all 5 years), John Knabe (55 years), and Lynn Dowding (35 years)
Dustin Knabe and Jennie Allen recognized for 4-H Gold Membership...18 years old 4-H age and 12 years or more of 4-H membership.
High Point winners recognized include (L to R, front) Shane Hennessy, Kyle Bogatz, Matt Griffin, Jacqueline' Parriott, Michaela Horn; (L to R, back) Dustin Knabe, Jennie Allen, Justin Hennessy, MaKayla Parriott, Maddie Hardesty, K. Parriott, Whitney Koehn.
Non-traditional award winners recognized include (L to R, front) Matt Griffin, Whitney Koehn, Austin Hawks, Delaney Bright, Autumn Hardesty; (L to R, back) Dustin Knabe, Josh Bogatz, K. Parriott, MaKayla Parriott, Emily Zakaras.
Diamond Clover award winners recognized include (L to R, front) Mary DeGraff, Dalton Nickels, Austin Hawks, Riley Backemeyer, Delaney Bright; (L to R, middle) Elizabeth Kolesik, Matt Griffin, Brenna Backemeyer, John Willey, Megan Hawks, Whitney Koehn; (L to R, back) Jennie Allen, Dustin Knabe, Allison Harm, Noah Bolin, Jonah Bolin, Micah Bolin, Emily Zakaras.
In conjunction with the annual Cass County 4-H Achievement Party, Jennie Allen, member of the Country Crickets 4-H Club, was recognized and honored for receiving the highest level 4-H Diamond Clover Award with a Diamond pin, award plaque and $100 in award money sponsored
by the Cass County 4-H Council. Jennie achieved the required 8 out of 14 accomplishments and conducted a Service-Learning Project equivalent to the Boy Scout Eagle Scout Award. Her project involved re-designing the Louisville Riverview Cemetery Flag Pole Garden and received final approval from the local county review committee and state Nebraska 4-H Program Administrator. Jennie is one of the first recipients of this award in the state. Following awards, she presented a power point presentation of her project. Jennie is the daughter of Doug and Linda Allen of Louisville.
L to R - Clete Petrazelka, Louisville City Council member; Jennie Allen, 4-H Diamond Clover Award recipient; Don Gray, 4-H Diamond Clover Review Committee member.
2010 NEBRASKA HUNTING/FISHING PERMIT FEES
2010 will be bringing about some significant changes to permitting. All of the common hunt/fish type permits will be issued through the electronic system, even at external vendor locations. Some permit fee changes in summary:
The Habitat Stamp for 2010 will be $20.00 (a $4.00 increase). This also means the Lifetime Habitat Stamp will go from $320 to $400 January 1, 2010.
The Aquatic Habitat Stamp for 2010 will be $10.00 (a 2.50 increase)….note this adds to the cost of Fishing permits (except the 1-day). So while no increase to the Fishing permit fees were made, their costs will increase due to the increase in the incorporated Aquatic Habitat Stamp.
Nonresident Paddlefish Permits will increase $20 to the 2010 rate of $40.00
A Nonresident Combination Hunt and Fish permit was created for a fee of $120.00 (add the required $10.00 aquatic stamp and necessary $20.00 habitat stamp and the cost will be $150 plus the issue fee ($1.00 from NPC or $2.00 from external agent).
Resident Lifetime Furharvest permits were established with similar cost and age breaks as the resident lifetime hunt permit.
Perhaps one of the more dramatic and unprecedented moves was the creation of youth deer, antelope and turkey permits at record low price of $5.00. This price is for either resident or nonresident participants age 15 and below. The goal is to increase interest and participation by young hunters.
Changes involving nonrefundable application fees for our new ‘lottery’ type permit offerings. These new offerings that will become available next year, might include such things as a ‘statewide’ elk permit or a multispecies permit that would allow the harvest of a deer, 2 turkeys, an antelope and perhaps in some cases an elk. The actual offerings will be determined in wildlife regulations. These permits would be offered in a similar fashion as the Bighorn Sheep permit, where an individual can apply and be put in a drawing.
Fall sports are done for the
Weeping Water Indians, but the
students have already begun
practicing for basketball and
wrestling. Once things get under
way, I will have lots of news and
pictures of sports and other school
events for the newsletter.
Stay tuned . . .
Wed., Nov. 11:
- Veteran's Day
- Blood Drive at the Weeping Water Public School @1:00-6:30 p.m.
- "Devoted Sound" concert at the Louisville United Methodist Church 6:30-8:00 p.m.
- Steak and Pork Chop Dinner at the Congregational Church 5:00-8:00 p.m.\
Thurs., Nov. 12:
- H1N1 Flu Vaccinations at the Weeping Water Public School @ 3:00 p.m. for those in the targeted groups in the community.
Sat., Nov. 14:
- Hunter's Breakfast at the Weeping Water Firebarn 5:00-11:00 a.m.
Wed., Nov. 18:
- One-Act Play Competition at The Lofte Theatre
Please let me know if you have any news that you would like to be featured in the weekly newsletter. I would love to include any events, news, and/or pictures for the community to enjoy.