Weeping Water Nebraska

Christmas Blizzard '09

Even though the Christmas Blizzard dumped more than a foot of snow on us this year,

 I hope everyone still had a wonderful Christmas.  This storm may have had  a

good side--it may have forced some of us to slow down and really appreciate the reason

 for the season. Rather than rushing around trying to fit too many get-togethers into one

day, we were able to sit back, relax and enjoy some quiet time. 

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This is the view from our front porch (and this was just the beginning!)

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Looking out our back door.

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NOTICE

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

FOR

GARBAGE COLLECTION

 

BECAUSE THE FRIDAY COLLECTION DATES FALL ON A HOLIDAY,

 PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE...

GARBAGE WILL BE PICKED UP ON

FRIDAY, JANUARY 1ST!!!

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The Olde Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse

The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a Jamming Workshop on Saturday, January 9, 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, enrollment is limited, and there is a $20.00 fee.  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.

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"The Otoe County Genealogical Society will hold its January meeting at Otoe County Museum of Memories, 366 Poplar Street, in Syracuse, Nebraska. 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, OCGS Vice President, Duane Arends, will present a class on 'Time lines', which will cover how utilizing time lines to document your family's history can greatly assist you in uncovering valuable information about your ancestors.
 
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, Nebraska, 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 Library or Otoe County Museum for more information.

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"Acting Up in Class" is Okay at the Lofte

At the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley, acting up in class is not only accepted, but strongly encouraged.  Back by popular demand, the Lofte is gathering its most talented artists in a classroom environment to teach and prepare young actors and actresses.  Four separate classroom sessions will cover Acting Basics, Intro to Dance, Vocal Audition and Stage Combat.
This one-day theater workshop will take place on Saturday, January 23 from 10am to 2:30pm.  Enrollment is open to young people ages 10-18 at any level of experience.  Space for this event is limited and slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.  Classes will run from 10am-2:30pm on Saturday, January 23rd.  Participants should plan on arriving fifteen minutes early for check-in. 
Tuition for the one-day workshop is $50 per student and includes a box lunch.  Each student will also receive a graduation gift.  Questions may be directed to Anne Pope at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  To obtain a registration sheet, please call the Lofte box office at (402)234-2553 or download it at www.Lofte.com .

 

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Eighth Annual Nebraska American String Teachers Association

Fiddle Tune Contest

 

1st PLACE: $100.00 2nd PLACE: $50.00 3rd PLACE: $25.00

This event inspires fiddlers to compose their own tunes, and supports the cause of string education throughout the great state of Nebraska.

The winners will be announced on May 29, 2010, during the Monumental Fiddling Championship held at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. The winning compositions will be performed at the Monumental Fiddling Championship, and printed in Stringing Along, the journal of the Nebraska Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

For more information, direct your questions to:
Deborah Greenblatt,
The Old Schoolhouse,
PO Box 671,
Avoca, Nebraska, 68307-0671,
or by e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Tues., Dec. 29:

  •  Boys & Girls Varsity Basketball--Holiday Tournament at Wilber Clatonia

Wed., Dec. 30:

  •  Boys & Girls Varsity Basketball--Holiday Tournament at Wilber Clatonia

Fri., Jan. 1:

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

 

 


 

Please let me know if you have any news that you would like to feature in the weekly newsletter. I would love to include any events, news, and/or pictures for the community to enjoy.

Dawn Randall


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