Weeping Water Nebraska

ATTENTION ALL WEEPING WATER

PUBLIC SCHOOL ALUMNI!! 

The Weeping Water Alumni Association is requesting your help.  They are in the process of compiling a complete list of addresses and e-mail addresses (if possible) of every graduate of Weeping Water Public School.  So look through your phone, blackberry, planner, address book, Facebook account, or any other place that you may have information about your friends and former classmates and forward that information to Kim (Sisson) (Schreiner) Kastens at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  This information helps the Alumni Association contact our alumni concerning the yearly Alumni Banquet (always held on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend) and other important events at the school. 

Please remember, the cost of mailing this information to our alumni has increased tremendously recently and any donations would be greatly appreciated!  If you have any questions, please e-mail Kim Kastens at the address listed above.  Thank you for your help!

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WEEPING WATER SPORTS

Weeping Water High School and Junior High Basketball is done for the year--but don't worry, golf and track are just around the corner!  Stay tuned for upcoming reports of our school's spring teams and their accomplishments. 

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WEEPING WATER LIBRARY'S NEW WEBSITE 

The Weeping Water library has a new website!  This new site has general information for the library as well as any special activities that have been planned for the community.

Go to www.weepingwaternebraska.com  and mouse Over Community, then click on Library.

Check it out!

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NEWS FROM THE WEEPING WATER CITY OFFICE

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

     The City of Weeping Water is currently accepting bids for the operation of the Concession Stand at the Weeping Water Ballfield during the summer ball season for the ensuing year.  Bidders must be prepared to operate the concession stand for all scheduled games. Operation of the stand during Limestone Day festivities is optional.  Additional information and a copy of the proposed contract may be obtained by contacting the City Clerk's Office. 

     All interested persons may submit a proposal to the City Clerk, P.O. Box 329, Weeping Water, NE  68463 by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2010. Minimum Bid-$500.

     The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities in bids submitted.

Kay Gerdes

City Clerk

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CITY OF WEEPING WATER

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS AVAILABLE

POOL MANAGER, ASSISTANT MANAGER & LIFEGUARDS

Job Requirements:  Current Lifeguard Certification

Manager/Assistant Manager also require Manager Certification

BALLPARK MANAGER & PARK MAINTENANCE

Must be 16, possess valid driver's license and be able to operate equipment for lawn care and/or ball field prep.

Salaries based on qualifications 

For Additional information or to obtain an application, contact

City Clerk, P.O. Box 329, Weeping Water, NE  68463

402-267-5152

Application Deadline:  March 5, 2010

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Update on Recycling for Weeping Water

            The "Cass County Going Green" program continues to move forward in its recycling efforts.  As part of a recycling and litter reduction grant received, communities participating in the county wide program will be provided with recycling trailers on a scheduled basis.

            The trailer will be located in Weeping Water at 104 South East Street (directly across the street from the Weeping Water Express Lanes on the following dates:

 

            Saturday, March 6        -Friday March 12

            Saturday, March 27      -Friday, April 2

            Saturday, April 17        -Friday, April 23

            Saturday, May 1           -Friday May 7

            Saturday, May 22         -Friday, May 28

            Saturday, June 12         -Friday June 18

            Saturday, July 3            -Friday July 9

            Saturday, Aug 7           -Friday Aug 13

            Saturday, Aug 28         -Friday Sept 3

            Saturday, Sept 18         -Friday, Sept 24

            Saturday, Oct 2            -Friday, Oct 8

            Saturday, Oct 23          -Friday, Oct 29

            Saturday, Nov 13         -Friday, Nov 19

            Saturday, Dec 11         -Friday, Dec 17

 

            Trailers will close at Noon on Fridays or whenever full.

            A Kick-Off Event will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2010 from 1-4 P.M., at the Fair Ground Expo Building to allow the public the opportunity to see one of the recycling trailers, become more educated on recycling and to provide information on what products are allowed in the recycling trailers.  Corrugated receptacles with a list of recyclable items printed on the container will be available to the public for $1.00.  If you are unable to attend the Kick-Off event, the corrugated receptacles will be also be available at City Hall.

            To learn more about the Cass County Recycling Program or the County Recycling Kick-Off event, go to http://www.cassne.org/.

 

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 What can I recycle?  

A lot more than you think!


All Clean Paper

  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Detergent boxes
  • Paperback books
  • Catalogues
  • Cereal boxes
  • Greeting cards
  • School paper
  • Phonebooks
  • Junk mail - including envelopes with plastic windows!
  • Wrapping paper
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Cardboard boxes

Containers

  • Aluminum cans and steel (tin cans)
    • Empty aerosol cans
    • Empty and dry paint cans
  • Plastic bottles marked PETE (1)
    • Soda bottles
    • Cooking oil
    • Mouthwash
    • Shampoo
    • Cleaners
  • Plastic bottles, tubs, or snap top containers marked HDPE (2)
    • Milk and juice bottles
    • Cleaners
    • Other food items
  • Hard plastic packaging and plastic bottles marked V (3)
    • Packaging for small electronics (must be cut open)
  • Plastic bottles, cups, tubs, or snap top containers marked PP (5)
    • Dairy case items
    • Food containers
    • Reusable/disposable food storage containers
  • v NOT recyclable-Glass is currently not recyclable in our community

 

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FISH FRY

Pollock and Carp
Chicken Gizzards & Livers

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

American Legion

Carryout Available

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Louisville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Fish Fry

February 26th and March 26th Louisville Fire Hall 5pm to 8pm
Suggested Donations:
All You Can Eat: $8 Single Serve: $6 Children 12 and under: $5
***Plate Includes: Fish or Hot Dog, Fries, Coleslaw, Desert and Drink***

All proceeds go towards the purchase of equipment for the department!!! 

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Protecting the Public's Health

February 26, 2010, Lincoln -In Nebraska there are more than 50 public health professions, whose members must hold a certificate or license in order to serve the citizens of our state. Before I became a member of the Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee, I did not know very much about this requirement. I want to share what I have learned with the hope that it will be of interest or help to you.

In 1985 the legislature passed LB 407 to create standards for regulating health professions in our state. The standards are described in our public health laws, and the process through which the standards are applied is known as the Credentialing Review (407) Program.

The Credentialing Review (407) Program serves an advisory role to the legislature and is designed to assess the need for state regulation of health professions. The 407 Program considers proposals for new credentialing and changes in scopes of practice for members of Nebraska's health professions. Scope of practice is a term used by state licensing boards to define the procedures, actions and processes that are allowed for a licensed individual. A scope of practice is limited to what the law allows for specific education, experience and demonstrated competency. Every state has public health laws, licensing bodies, regulations that describe requirements for education and training, and defined scopes of practice.

Proposals to create new credentials or change scopes of practice are known as "applications", and the persons or groups who submit proposals for review are referred to as "applicants" or "applicant groups". Public health criteria are used to evaluate each proposal to determine if it would benefit the public health and welfare.

The 407 Program has three stages, each of which is conducted by a different review body in a very specific order. The first review is conducted by an ad hoc technical review committee appointed by the director of the state's Division of Public Health. This ad hoc committee is assembled on a case-by-case basis as a need arises. Its members generally include someone from the "applicant" group, and other individuals who have some knowledge about the specific profession that is being reviewed. The report of the technical review committee is forwarded to the State Board of Health, which serves as the second-stage review body. The Board of Health has seventeen members, who are appointed by the governor with the consent of the legislature. Fourteen members are health professionals, one member is a hospital administrator and two members represent the public at-large. The governor is an ex officio member of the Board but can vote when it is necessary to break a tie. A review by the director of the state's Division of Public Health serves as the third and final stage of the process. The director's report includes his or her own opinions and recommendations, as well as reactions to the reports from the technical review committee and the State Board of Health.

The entire review process for each proposal is required, by law, to be completed within nine months. All of the reports created by the review process are submitted to the members of the Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee to assist in their review of any bills that might arise from credentialing review proposals. Only the action of the legislature can change the regulatory status of a profession, but the reports of the 407 Program are viewed as essential resources by the Committee. The reports represent expert evaluation of the possible public health and safety aspects of credentialing review proposals. Health professionals who seek new credentialing or a change in their scope of practice should know that the most important keys to success in the process may be the receipt of positive reports from all of the stages of the 407 Program.

I appreciate the opportunity you have given me to represent District 2 in the Nebraska Legislature.

We welcome your contacts by mail, phone or email.

Senator Dave Pankonin

            State Capitol

            PO Box 94604

            Lincoln, NE 68509

            (402) 471-2613

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The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse

The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will celebrate the seventeenth annual Play-the-Recorder Month in March by offering a Beginning Recorder Workshop on Saturday, March 13, from 1 PM - 3 PM.   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.  Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited.  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..

Founded in 1939, the American Recorder Society is celebrating 70 years of service to its members and constituents--all recorder players including amateurs to leading professionals, students to teachers.  It has some 130 chapters and consorts in the U.S. and Canada, where its membership base is over 2200, plus 130 members in 28 other countries.

Play-the-Recorder Month grew out of an event staged as part of an "ARS 50" anniversary celebration, during which members all over the world played a recorder piece simultaneously on April 1, 1989.  Play-the-Recorder Day was first officially held in 1992, and then expanded to Play-the-Recorder Month the following year.

The ARS office in St. Louis, Mo, may be contacted at 314966-4082, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or through the ARS web site, www.AmericanRecorder.org  


 

Greenblatt & Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series features a concert of Irish music on Sunday, March 14, at 2:30 PM.   Greenblatt & Seay & Friends will be singing and playing a variety of instruments, including fiddle, pennywhistle, guitar, hammered dulcimer, and banjo. Traditional Irish tunes will be featured, along with some Greenblatt & Seay originals inspired by the great Irish traditions.

Greenblatt & Seay have been playing and singing together since the night they met, decades ago.  Their performance on March 8 will include the championship fiddling styles of Deborah Greenblatt, and the fancy whistle-playing of David Seay.

The concert will be followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with the performers.  Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur,  one mile south of Highway 34. Admission is $5.00 for adults, and $1.00 for children and students. For more information, write to  Greenblatt & Seay, The Old Schoolhouse, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska, 68307, or call 402-275-3221, or e-mail them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990.  Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.

 


For folks who have never played a fiddle or violin, and are brave enough to try, come to the Schoolhouse Fiddle Workshop for Folks Who Have Never Fiddled.  Championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt, will share some hints about beginning fiddling, shopping for a fiddle, reading music, playing by ear, etc.  Fiddles will be available for participants to play, and source lists and advice for further study will be provided.  The Workshop takes place on Saturday, April 3, 2009, 1 PM - 3 PM, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, Nebraska.  Pre-registration is required, enrollement is limted, 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.

 


Registration is now open for the 2010 Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in Avoca, Nebraska.  Deborah Greenblatt, championship fiddler, author of many fiddle collections, will help the campers get in touch with their inner fiddler.  The course of study during the Schoolhouse Fiddle Camp will be designed specifically for the individual campers who sign up.

Fiddle Camp for Beginners is Monday, June 14 - Friday, June 18.  This camp includes some of the basics and fun of fiddling, such as performing in public, practice techniques, reading music, playing by ear, and jamming.  Fiddling styles include bluegrass, Cajun, Irish, Klezmer, old-time, and newly composed tunes by the campers.  Movement and singing are included in the experience.

Fiddle Camp for Intermediate/Advanced Fiddlers is Monday, July 12 - Friday, July 16, 2010.  Campers will discuss picking tunes for contests, performing in public, practice techniques, reading music, playing by ear, playing for dancers, back-up fiddling, arranging twin fiddle pieces , and jamming.  Many fiddling styles will be represented, including original compositions by the campers.

Each day is scheduled from 9 AM - 1 PM.  Registration is available on line at http://www.greenblattandseay.com/.

For more information, contact Deborah Greenblatt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Schoolhouse Performance Series on April 11, at 2:30, in Avoca, Nebraska, presents a family show suitable for all ages. Greenblatt & Seay's musical presentation, "Songs of the Sea and Other Watery Tales", features  a variety of water inspired songs while accompanying themselves on penny whistles, recorders, harmonica, banjo, guitar, folk harp, musical saw, and rain stick. There are songs about oceans, rivers, a canal, a bath tub, and even a dripping faucet.

Greenblatt & Seay, Master Artists with the Nebraska Arts Council, have over 30 years of experience  performing on many different musical instruments for audiences of all ages.

The concert will be followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with Debby.  Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur,  one mile south of Highway 34. Admission is $5.00 for adults, and $1.00 for children and students. For more information, write to  Greenblatt & Seay, The Old Schoolhouse, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska, 68307, or call 402-275-3221, or e-mail them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990.  Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.

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Community Lenten and Holy Week Services
 
The 1rst Christian Disciples of Christ and the United Methodist Churches of Louisville are holding their second anual Community Lenten and Holy Week Services. As we enter the time of Lent, we are mindful of the economic hardships many are going through as well as the new threat of terrorism striking within the United States. People are searching for meaning in life as well as hope and comfort and you are invited to join us as we follow Jesus to the cross. Jesus lived in difficult times while He was on earth. he understands our struggles, but brings us hope in the Gospel message. Each Service begins at 7PM
Here are the dates and places:
February 17th: 1rst Christian Church (Ash Wednesday)
February 24th : United Methosist Church
March 3rd : 1rst Christian Church
March 10: United Methodist Church
March 17: 1rst Christian Church
March 24: Untied Methodist Church
Holy Week:
April 1: United Methodist Church: Seder Meal with Communion
April 2: Good Friday (Meet outside Fire Station for the Cross Walk.) If unable to walk, wait @ Christian Church)

 

 

First Christian Church - Disciples of Christ

304 Main St. PO Box 473 Louisville, NE. 68037  

Phone: 402 - 234 - 2130   Pastor Cathy Stander: 402 - 677 - 9606    

   

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"The Otoe County Genealogical Society will hold its next meeting on March 11th at 7:00 pm at the Otoe County Museum of Memories at 366 Poplar Street in Syracuse, Nebraska.  During our meeting, OCGS co-founder, Linda Worrall, will cover reunion planning, and how to ensure that your family tree grows from this event as well!  So if you're looking to host a reunion this summer, or just thinking about hosting one in the future, then please join us at the museum and receive a free reunion planner from Reunions.com.  After the meeting,  guests are also invited to search for information on their Otoe County ancestors in the museum's genealogical reference area.  Our society meets on the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm, and our meeting location alternates every other month between the Morton-James Public Library in Nebraska City, and the Otoe County Museum of Memories in Syracuse. To learn more about the society, please check out our website, or contact the Morton-James Library for more information."

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Wed., Mar. 3:

  • Steak & Pork Chop Dinner @ WW Congregational Church 5:00-8:00 p.m. 

Fri., Mar. 5:

  • Fish Fry @ WW Legion Club @ 5:30 p.m.
  • Jr. High Wrestling @ Ft. Calhoun Invitational @ 4:30 p.m.

Sat., Mar. 6:

  • H1N1 Clinic @ Crossroads Bible Church in Manley @ 10:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Recycling Trailer in WW from Sat., March 6-Fri., March 12.  Located across the street from the Express Lane convenience store.

Tues., Mar. 9

  • Jr. High Wrestling--WW/Louisville/Platteview @ 4:30 p.m. (location NA)

 

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


Editor@WeepingWaterNebraska