Weeping Water Nebraska

New Weeping Water City Library Hours 

Beginning January 11, 2010 the

Weeping Water City Library's new hours will be:


 Monday      10:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m.

Tuesday      5:00-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday      10:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m.

Thursday      5:00-8:00 p.m.

Friday      10:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m.

Saturday      9:00 a.m.--1:00 p.m.


Help Wanted

The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for job applicants NOW to work for the 2010 Census. Several part-time and full-time positions that will be available in this area include Census Takers, Crew Leaders and Crew Leader Assistants.  Salary ranges from $11.50-$13.00 per hour plus mileage.  Testing dates for census positions have been scheduled at the Weeping Water Community Building at 303 West Eldora Avenue on the following dates:
    Wednesday, January 13th    6:00 p.m.
    Thursday, January 21st        2:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, January  26th`       6:00 p.m.
Practice tests and additional information can be obtained at Weeping Water City Hall, or call the Census Bureau at 1-866-861-2010 for additional information.



Pollock and Carp
Chicken Gizzards & Livers

Friday, January 15, 2010
5:30 p.m.
$7.00 per person

American Legion

Carryout Available







Please take the time to donate blood.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

1:00-6:30 p.m.

United Methodist Church, Weeping Water





Hastings, NE - Amateur photographers are invited to learn more about their craft, network with other photographers and listen to advice from seasoned professionals at the Photograph Nebraska Symposium to be held on February 26 & 27 at Lochland Country Club in Hastings.
Nebraska photographers Joel Sartore and Michael Forsberg are keynote presenters.
The two-day event will also include workshops on: digital cameras, photographic archiving, working with publications, night sky photography, animal behavior, software and sharing, extended expeditions, digiscoping, sports photography and interpreting history through photography.
Participants may have up to three pieces of their work critiqued during the symposium. They will also have the opportunity to photograph cranes in a blind on the Platte River.
Activities on Sunday, February 28 held in conjunction with the symposium include a photographic opportunity at the Prairie Loft Center for Outdoor and Agricultural Learning, a gallery walk and a showing of the NET Television film Crane Song at the Lied Super Screen Theatre at the Hastings Museum.
A registration fee of $200 includes all sessions and five meals at Lochland Country Club. Registrations are due by February 5 and can be made at www.photographnebraska.com or by calling the Adams County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) at 402-461-2370.
The event is hosted by the Adams County CVB, with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council.




"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 .





"Marriage is Murder" at the Mahoney State Park
Ashland, NE [January 11, 2010]-  KBC Productions announces that their winter theater season continues at Mahoney State Park with the Nick Hall's romantic comedy, "Marriage is Murder."  Directed by Kathryn Cover, the story revolves around a divorced couple who write murder mysteries together.  Paul and Polly Butler act out the crimes in Paul's apartment; complete with poisoned chocolates, lethal martinis and daggers.  Nobody gets hurt, but their egos take some hits as each attempts to outdo the other. 
Starring in the show are Noelle Bohaty and Kyle Rolenze of Lincoln.  Both actors are currently employed in Lincoln at the Community Playhouse. 
Performance dates are January 23-24, 29-31, February 5-7, 11-14 and 19-21.  Showtimes are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.  Adult tickets are $8.  Admission for children 12 and under is $6.  Special promotions for this event include a dinner theater package ($20 for adults, $10 for children), and a Valentine's Day Package.  From February 11-14 you can get special rates that include lodging, meal and complimentary gift package. 
Mahoney State Park is located between Omaha and Lincoln on the interstate.  Please call the Mahoney State Park reservation desk for tickets and package details, (402) 944-2523 ext. 7330.  A state park entry permit is required to attend all shows.


Noelle Bohaty and Kyle Rolenze star in

KBC Productions "Marriage is Murder" at Mahoney State Park



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.




Abused and Neglected Children Will Benefit

 from Jewelers for Children Grant

to the Cass County CASA Program


The news today is filled with articles describing the stiff competition among retailers, and this is particularly true for the jewelry industry. But one thing that can bring these fierce competitors together is the safety and well being of children.  One local beneficiary of this industry's commitment to children is the Cass County CASA Program of Cass County, NE. Our CASA program was recently awarded a $12,500 grant from Jewelers for Children (JFC) to increase the number of volunteers who represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. The award to Cass County CASA Program is part of a $500,000 grant that JFC made to the National CASA Association, of which this Program is a member.

Jewelers for Children-the charitable arm of the jewelry industry, composed of jewelry retailers, manufacturers, watch companies and trade associations-has been one of National CASA's largest private supporters since 2003. According to David Rocha, executive director of Jewelers for Children, the organization has made National CASA one of its two "super legacy charities," along with the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 "We are proud to be able to continue our support for CASA despite the impact of the economic downturn," says Rocha. "By helping to fund CASA volunteer advocacy, we know we are helping to ensure our nation's most vulnerable children find safe permanent homes and hope. And, as we look out to the future, we cannot think of a sounder investment."

The process of awarding JFC funds by National CASA was thorough and highly competitive. "Because we know that many of our member programs are struggling through lean times, we decided that every dime of the JFC award should go to local community CASA and GAL programs," says Michael S. Piraino, CEO of National CASA. "These programs effectively recruit, train and supervise the volunteers who advocate for children in foster care."

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in an inappropriate group or foster home. They stay with each case until it is closed and the child is returned safely to his biological family or, when that can't happen, adopted into a permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence-the one adult who cares only for them while in foster care.

Last year, nearly 70,000 CASA volunteers served more than 240,000 abused and neglected children through 1,018 program offices throughout the country.

As of September 30, 2009, there are 395 CASA volunteers advocating for 695 of Nebraska's abused and neglected children.  There are an additional 1,527 children are on a state waiting list for CASA services.  We are always seeking new volunteers in our effort to provide a voice to every abused and neglected child.

"Imagine what it would be like to lose your parents, not because of something you did but because they can't-or won't-take care of you," says Kim M. Carrera, Executive Director of the Cass County CASA Program. "Now, into these children's lives come dozens of strangers: police, foster parents, therapists, social workers, judges, lawyers and more. Hopefully, one of these strangers is a CASA volunteer. Funding from Jewelers for Children will help us recruit and train additional volunteers and enable us to serve more children."

To find out how you can help the Cass County CASA Program as a donor or a volunteer, please call 296-9520 or go to http://www.casaforchildren.org/.


National CASA Sustainability Grants are made possible by funding from the Department of Justice - Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and Jewelers for Children (JFC).  The National CASA Grants Program is supported by Grant # 2009-MU-MU-K003 awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.



Thurs., Jan. 14:

  •  Boys JV/V & Girls V Basketball @ Home vs. Mead 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m. 

Fri., Jan. 15:

  • Boys Wrestling--Weeping Water Invitational @ 4:00 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 16:

  • Boys & Girls JV Basketball--Booster Tournament in Weeping Water @ 8:00 a.m.
  • Boys & Girls V Basketball @ College View Academy @ 7:30 p.m.

Mon., Jan. 18:

  • Boys & Girls C-Team Basketball @ Murray Conestoga @ 6:00/7:15 p.m.

Tues., Jan. 19:

  • Boys & Girls JV/V Basketball @ Johnson County Central @ 4:30/4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.


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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