Happy Valentine's Day!
No School!: There will be no school for Weeping Water on February 16th for winter break.
Spoken 4 Quartet: On March 3rd at 7:00 pm the Spoken 4 Quartet from Branson, MO will be performing at the First Christian Church in Weeping Water. Spoken 4 Quartet performs a combination of worship and southern gospel numbers that appeal to all ages of audience. There will be no entry fee, but a freewill offering for the group's ministry will be taken during the concert. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
Mahoney Play: Mahoney is well known for its great casts and wonderfully performed plays every year. Here is your opportunity to experience the Mahoney Theatre at its greatest. The play that is being presented currently is called Nobody's Perfect. Nobody's Perfect is a PG-13 romantic comedy starring Weeping Water's own Chevelle Schreiner and Kevin Colbert. Also starring are Roland Kelley from Syracuse and Sharon Strassler Kryger from Papillion. Performance dates are February 14-17 at 7:30 pm and February 18 at 2:00pm. For tickets call 944-2325. This Mahoney play is a great opportunity to experience sidesplitting laughter.
Don't Forget: Check out the snow removal, sidewalk snow removal, Weeping Water community center, and the Weeping Water community building foundation notices found on the Weeping Water Community Website. There are also links to numerous businesses' websites and many classified ads to look through.
Reminder: Don't forget to sign up for Weeping Water baseball/softball by February 23rd. The fee is $30 per player ($15 for t-ball). Send or bring a form to the Weeping Water City Office with your payment. For more information, refer to the February 7 th newsletter.
Calendar: Here are some upcoming events for Weeping Water School students.
February 14: School board meeting at 7:00 pm.
February 15: Junior High Girls Basketball game vs. Palmyra at 4:00 pm.
High School Girls Basketball Sub-district finals TBA.
February 15-17: State wrestling tournament at the Qwest Center.
February 16: Varsity Boys Basketball at Conestoga at 6:00 pm.
February 17: Singing Youth Honor Choir.
February 19: High School Boys Basketball Sub-districts TBA.
February 20: PTO meeting at 7:00 pm.
Congratulations!: The following high school wrestlers have made it into the State Wrestling tournament taking place this weekend at the Qwest Center in Omaha February 15-17th.
Be sure to congratulate these students on a job well done and wish them good luck for the state tournament. Great job all wrestlers! Everyone did a wonderful job this year!
The History of Cupid
Cupid is one of the most famous symbols of Valentine's Day. Cupid is known as a mischievous child who is pictured always with a bow and arrow. Cupid is recognized for aiming arrows at Gods and Humans. When hit with the arrow, whomever is hit will fall deeply in love. Cupid is identified both in Greece and Roman history. In Greece Cupid was known as Eros and is the son of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. To the Romans he is called Cupid and is known as the son of Venus.
Cupid normally causes others to fall in love, until one day he fell in love himself with a human named Psyche. Cupid's mother, Venus, had been jealous of Psyche's beauty for many years, when she found out that her son had fallen in love with Psyche she decided to put her through a series of tests, each harder and more dangerous than the previous, trying to destroy Psyche. Psyche was given a box at the beginning of her tasks and was told not to open it until she reached the end of the task.
One day Psyche let temptation take over her and she opened up the box to find deadly slumber. Cupid found Psyche's lifeless body and the deadly sleep was put back into the box. In the end, all was forgiven and Psyche, moved by Cupid's love, was made into a goddess.
Cupid is by far the most popular symbol of love. Love is frequently represented by two hearts pierced with an arrow—cupid's arrow.