Weeping Water Nebraska

Weeping Water Alumni Banquet

The Weeping Water High School Alumni Banquet will be held this Saturday, May 29, 2010 at the school.  Advance tickets can be purchased at local businesses for $14 and a limited number of tickets can be purchased at the door for $20.  Hope to see you there! 



Monday, May 31, 2010


When I Am Gone 

When I come to the end of my journey
And I travel my last weary mile,
Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned
And remember only the smile.

Forget unkind words I have spoken;
Remember some good I have done.
Forget that I ever had heartache
And remember I've had loads of fun.

Forget that I've stumbled and blundered
And sometimes fell by the way.
Remember I have fought some hard battles
And won, ere the close of the day.

Then forget to grieve for my going,
I would not have you sad for a day,
But in summer just gather some flowers
And remember the place where I lay,

And come in the shade of evening
When the sun paints the sky in the west
Stand for a few moments beside me
And remember only my best.

-Mrs. Lyman Hancock




Please remember to drive carefully and be

 aware of children playing and walking in the

 area.  Have a fun summer kids!



The Weeping Water swimming pool will open on Tuesday,

June 1st.  Pool passes will be available for purchase

at the pool office.  For more information, please contact the

Weeping Water city office at 267-5152.



Weeping Water Community Night with the Lincoln Saltdogs!

June 12: 7:05 pm Lincoln NE

Tickets: Berm $6.00 and Upper Level $9.00

Tickets available at Tammy's Soap Shack

and Farmers and Merchants Bank.


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The Lofte Community Theatre will begin its 34th season with Harry Segall's classic, "Heaven Can Wait."  It is the story of a loveable prize-fighter, Joe Pendleton whom is snatched into the afterlife before his time.  In an effort to rectify the situation, his guardian angel returns Joe to earth in the body of an elderly millionaire.  "Heaven Can Wait" has all of the ingredients of a lighthearted comedy while also asking important questions about life and true love.
The original stage play "Heaven Can Wait" has been made into several movie versions over the years.  The most well-known was the 1978 film starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie.  The original movie, 1941's "Here Comes Mr. Jordan"  received two Academy Awards for Original Story and Best Screenplay. 
Directed by Kevin Colbert, the production stars Jamion Biesterfeld of Louisville in the starring role of Joe Pendleton.  His well-meaning heavenly guide is played by Bob Pinkerton of Weeping Water.  Other cast members include Theresa Massoth and Mark Sievering of Murray; Mark Sheldon, Tim Sorensen and Jeff Johnston of Elmwood; Anna and Levi Stroebel and Silvia Conley of Omaha; Melinda Mead and David Willingham of Plattsmouth and Hope and Dave Hibler of Manley.
The production runs May 28-30, June 4-6 and 10-13.  Tickets are $16 and can be purchased by calling the Lofte Box Office at (402) 234-2553 or online at www.Lofte.com.  Please note that season tickets for all five of the Lofte's stage productions can still be purchased for $60 through June 13.


Bob Pinkerton of Weeping Water and Jamion Biesterfeld of Louisville

star in the Lofte's season opener, "Heaven Can Wait."


Missoula Children's Theatre 

Auditions for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of "King Arthur's Quest"  will be held on Monday, June 14, 2010 from 10am to 12pm at the Lofte Community Theatre near Manley.  There are roles for students entering 1st grade through 7th grade.  There is no cost to participate in this production.  Those wishing to audition must arrive by 10am and be prepared to stay for the whole two-hour session.  The first rehearsal begins 15-30 minutes after auditions.  There is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play.  This is a group audition.  No advance preparation is necessary, but a smile always helps! 
The first rehearsal will begin at approximately 12:30pm on Monday, right after auditions.  Subsequent rehearsals will take place at the Lofte each day that week (through June 19) from 10am to 2:30pm.  Although not all actors will be needed at each session, they should make sure they have a clear schedule for the entire week.  It is important that each child attends ALL rehearsals required for their role.   A detailed schedule for each child/role will be distributed after auditions.
The Missoula Children's Theatre is a non-profit organization based in Missoula, Montana. This year they will work with more than 65,000 children across the globe.  Missoula's residency week at the Lofte Community Theatre is made possible by Home State Bank of Louisville.
The Lofte will hold two public performances on Saturday, June 19th, 2010.  The first is at 3pm, the second at 6pm.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12.  More information about "King Arthur's Quest" can be found on the Lofte's website, www.Lofte.com.



School physicals can be scheduled for the Syracuse clinic (277 E. 17th St., 402-269-2411) on:
Friday, June 18th, 2010
Friday, August 6th, 2010
And for the Weeping Water clinic (204 Randolph St., 402-267-5330) on:
Monday, July 12th, 2010
Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Physicals scheduled on the dates listed above are $75.00 and those scheduled on any other dates are $100.00.





 2010  Relay For Life Of Cass County

Please join us for twelve hours of activity when we walk the track to honor those we have lost to Cancer and celebrate the lives of those who are surviving. This is the 15th year of the Relay For Life of Cass County and the 26th Anniversary of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. It is a wonderful event that a lot of thought and hard work is put into by the ACS staff and a small volunteer committee. There is nothing in the world that would give us more satisfaction than having every one of you (adults, children, family and friends) join us to Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back and bring us all Hope for a better, brighter day.

Date: Saturday, June 26, 2010

Time: 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM

Place: Plattsmouth High School Football Field Track

Rain or Shine - if necessary the walk will be moved into the high school

There will be music and games for even the smallest - a bounce house too!

Bring your tents and sleeping bags and camp out with us under the stars! A night you're sure to remember.

For additional information: www.relayforlife.org/casscone or 402-393-5801

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts ........ Your 2010 Relay Committee


Upcoming 2010 ACS Cass County Relay For Life Fund Raisers

Friday, June 4 & Saturday, June 5, 2010 - Thundering Herd is sponsoring a garage sale (8 AM to 4 PM - both days) in Bellevue at 13412 S. 31st Circle.

Friday, June 4 (8 AM to 5 PM) & Saturday, June 5, 2010 (8 AM to 1 PM) - Kris' Krew is sponsoring a garage sale at 10186 Sydney Lane in Lakeview Estates (North of Beaver Lake). They will have a $3 Bag Sale from 1 PM to 2 PM on Saturday, June 5th.

Saturday, June 5, 2010 - LD's Warriors is sponsoring "Rock-N-Race For A Cure" at Rolling Thunder Drag Strip. Gates open at 1 PM and admission is $10 per person.

Friday, June 11, Saturday, June 12 & Sunday, June 13, 2010 - Thundering Herd is sponsoring a craft booth at Springfield Days. Hours: Friday - 5 PM to 10 PM - Saturday & Sunday - 8 AM to 4 PM.

Saturday, June 19, 2010 - Carol's Crusaders is sponsoring their annual Blackjack Run. Sign up is from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Plattsmouth Keno and the cost is $10 per hand. Motorcycles and classic cars welcome

For information about fund raisers, dates and particulars, visit www.relayforlife.org/casscone.






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Contact: Mary Ann Holland

Extension Educator

Cass County Extension office

8400 144th Street, Ste. 100

Weeping Water, NE 68463


Composting Workshop

  Cass County Extension office will host a Composting Workshop. Vaughn Hammond, Extension Technologist from the Kimmel Education and Research Center in Nebraska City will present a Home Composting workshop on Thursday, May 27th from 10:00-11:30.

Compost is every gardener¹s best friend. We will teach you how to make compost using either the hot or cold approach as well as cover several different types of composters available. We will also construct a compost bin that is easy to build and affordable. To top the morning off we will also cover vermiculture or the process of composting with worms.

The Cass County Extension office is located at 8400 144th Street, three miles north of Weeping Water on the Cass County Fairgrounds. The workshop is offered free to anyone who is interested; no need to pre-register.


Master Gardener Available at Cass County Extension

                Make plans now to visit the Cass County Extension office, located on the Cass County Fairgrounds three miles north of Weeping Water, to get answers to your gardening and landscape questions from a Master Gardener on the following dates:  

Wednesday, May 26       9:00 a.m. to Noon

Wednesday, June 2        9:00 a.m. to Noon

                Walk-ins are welcome; phone calls should be directed to 267-2205.  


The Otoe County Genealogical Society will host its June 10th meeting at the Otoe County Museum of Memories at 366 Poplar Street in Syracuse, Nebraska, at 7:00 pm.  The society will have a short meeting, and will then be sorting and cataloging hundreds of 150 year-old criminal and civil case files from the Otoe County District Courthouse and establishing a searchable database for future research.  The museum's genealogical reference area will also be open to anyone who wishes to research his or her family history.



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..


Greenblatt & Seay, Master Artists with the Nebraska Arts Council, will be offering a  free fiddling workshop on Saturday, May 29, from 10 AM to 12 Noon.  This event will take place at the Homestead Education Center, at the Homestead National Monument of America.  The National Monument is located 4 miles west of Beatrice on Nebraska Highway 4. During this fiddle workshop, Greenblatt & Seay will help fiddlers of all ages and abilities gain new skills and refine their current tunes.

Following the morning workshop, fiddlers are encouraged to linger, and participate in the afternoon Monumental Fiddling Championships.  The one rule that makes this competition unique is that all songs must have been written before 1936, when Homestead National Monument of America was established.

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



30+ artists with creations from pastels, acrylics, water color, photography, pottery, clay and bronze sculpture, a variety of handmade jewelry, mobiles, handcrafted wood, engraved prints, reclaimed wood amenities, handcrafted soaps and lots more items.  Enjoy great art, wonderful food and fun. 

See You There!


UNL Extension to Offer Beef Value Cuts Program in TecumsehUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Beef Values Cuts programs will be offered May 26 in Tecumseh.

The program, designed for producers, locker owners, grocers and consumers, will help participants learn more about the value cuts that come from the chuck of a beef carcass.

Beef Value Cuts will be offered at 6 p.m. at the Johnson County 4-H Building in Tecumseh.

There will be a live cutting demonstration from the chuck roll and participants will get to sample the cuts and learn about recipes and resources.

In addition, Lisa Shaneman Brass of the Nebraska Beef Council will discuss advocacy in the beef industry, explaining why it is important for producers to share their story.

Cost for the program is $5 per person, which will cover the cost of materials and the meal.

To ensure an accurate meal count, pre-registration is required and is limited to 40 individuals per workshop date.

To pre-register for the workshop call the Johnson County Extension Office by May 24 at (402) 335-3669.

The workshops are sponsored by UNL Extension in Saunders and Johnson counties and the Nebraska Beef Council.






For all the people who continued to follow our quest for the top spot in the Animal Rescue Site/Pet Finder Shelter Challenge. THANK YOU for voting for the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter every day.
The contest has ended but we were at #14 in the State of Nebraska (last time I checked) so we may have finished higher.We didn't win anything this time but it was fantastic that we had so many people voting and rooting for us! The challenges run for 19 weeks.
Here's the really good news .............
The new shelter challenge begins on Monday, May 17, 2010 and will continue through Sunday, August 22, 2010. Many grants will be awarded over 19 weeks and we're hoping you'll help us win some of them. Please, will you tell all your relatives, friends, co-workers,email buddies from anywhere and maybe strangers on the street? Here are the very detailed and easy to follow instructions. By the way - it's an awesome web site with a great online store!
Go to www.amimalrescuesite.com and click on the button on the right "Click Here To Give - It's Free" - at this point you are giving free food to animals at many shelters.
Now you'll get a message "Thank you your click has been counted!"
On the top of the screen - "Help your favorite animal shelter win a prize!"
Click the "Vote Today" Button
The first time you vote you will need to enter all the information -
Shelter name: Plattsmouth Animal Shelter
Country: USA
State: Nebraska
City: Plattsmouth
Click on "search"
It will locate the shelter and display the name and location - when it does click "VOTE"
One more step ...... Confirm your vote (name the animal) and you're done.
After you do this the first time, you can save it in your favorites (it will retain all the shelter info) and the voting is much quicker the next time!
IMPORTANT: Please remember to vote every day and help us gain on the leaders - thanks!
The other fund raiser (also a type of contest) involves "Pet Enthusiast" Magazine. Happy Paws is selling subscriptions to the magazine and for every paid subscription we will get a portion which will help us support the shelter by providing for all the daily needs of our shelter pets. It also offers the financial support for Vet care for sick or injured pets and without it the shelter would not survive. Every single donation is very important to Happy Paws and the shelter. Without the support of many concerned citizens, the shelter would be "out of business" and the animals would go to the Nebraska Humane Society, where depending on their space availability,the animals future could end in euthanasia.
Here's the information:
We are offering subscriptions to this magazine for $24.99 a year. Of that $24.99, we will get $5.00. It will add up! It really is a great magazine!
Ordering is simple, you can go to their web site at www.PE-magazine.com and then click on the banner at the top that says "Subscription Fundraiser" -  it's fast and easy to do.  Be sure to click on the down arrow to highlight Plattsmouth Animal Shelter when ordering so we get credit for your order.
Thank you for your support.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST .............
Please visit the shelter web site often and do stop in to say "hello" during shelter hours. The animals love the attention!
The web site is www.plattsmouthanimalshelter.com - check out everything on the shelter and then click on the green "Happy Paws" tab - read about us and make a donation if you wish.



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. Thank you.


Dawn Randall

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