"Just a Dollar"
I am thrilled to report that a dollar store is opening right here in our beautiful little community!! "Just a Dollar" is the store's name and it is going to be located at 217 West Eldora Ave, which is the former site of Mid-America Mortgage. John Masters, who is the owner of a "Just a Dollar" store in Plattsmouth, decided that there would be great potential in creating a dollar store in Weeping Water and decided to give it a shot. Masters is hoping to open the store around March 1 st. Store hours of "Just a Dollar" will be 10:00 am- 7:00 pm Monday-Sunday. Many agree with me in thinking that this new store is a great opportunity for the Weeping Water community to bring new people into our fine town.
Blevins Family Fundraiser:
Jack Blevins from Weeping Water was killed in an automobile accident in January, leaving behind a wife and three young children. The Blevins family just moved to Weeping Water this past year from Union and could use some financial help until they can get back on their feet.
What: Silent Auction, Food, and Live Bands
Who: Anyone willing to help a worthy cause
When: Sunday, March 3, 2007
Time: Silent Auction and Food start at 4:00 p.m. The Live Bands start at 8:00 p.m. and finish at 12:30 a.m.
Where: The Brown Bottle in Union, NE
Cost: Free Will Donation
A bank account has also been established at the Heartland Community Bank in Weeping Water to help the Blevins family with their finances. You can make a donation either in person or mail it to Heartland Community Bank, 107 N. Elm St., Weeping Water, NE 68463. Please give generously.
State Wrestling Overview
Weeping Water High School had five wrestlers qualify for the Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament held at the Quest Center this past weekend. After a whole season of hard work these five wrestlers had their chance to shine and represent our town's athletic program at a state event.
Billy Schreiner competed in the 112 lb weight class. Billy lost in the first round 4-6. Billy then moved on to the consolation first round where he lost 5-10. Phillip Rhodes participated in the 152 lb weight class. In the first round Phillip was pinned. He then moved on to the consolation first round where he was pinned again. T. J. Bickford was in the 171 lb weight class. In the first round he was pinned and in the consolation first round he lost 3-9. Scott Crook competed in the 215 lb weight class. Scott pinned his opponent in the first round, which brought him to quarterfinals where he got pinned. Scott then came back with a win in the consolation quarterfinals with a score of 5-2. Scott moved on to consolation semi-finals and lost 3-19. This brought Scott to the consolation 5 th place match where he won 5-3 earning him 5th place. Louie Nutter was in the 285 lb weight class. Louie started off strong in the first round by pinning his challenger. Unfortunately in the quarterfinals Louie was pinned, which brought him to the consolation quarterfinals where he pinned his opponent. Consolation semi-finals was the next match for Louie. He came out on top again in this match winning 8-2. Louie ended with a 4 th place finish after losing 1-13 in the consolation 3rd place match. All of the Weeping Water wrestlers did very well this year and I feel as if I can speak for the whole town in saying that we are very proud of them. Congratulations!!
City of Weeping Water Summer Employment:
Many employment positions are available through the city of Weeping Water for this coming summer. These job positions are:
- Pool manager and lifeguards at the Weeping Water community pool. Requires both lifeguard training and CPR training.
- Ballpark manager and park maintenance. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age, have a valid drivers license, and be able to operate equipment for lawn care and/or ball field preparation.
Application deadline is March 9, 2007 at 4:00 pm. Salaries are based on qualification. For additional information or an application contact: City Clerk, P.O. Box 329, Weeping Water, NE, 68463.
Ball field concession stand bids
The city of Weeping Water is currently accepting bids for the operation of the concession stand at the Weeping Water ball field during the summer baseball/softball season for the ensuing year. All bidders must be prepared to run the concession stand for all scheduled games. (Limestone Day is optional).
Interested? Submit a proposal to the City Clerk's office by 2:00 pm on Friday, March 9, 2007. The minimum bid is set at $500. The city of Weeping Water has the right to reject any bids. For additional information and a copy of the proposed contract contact the City Clerk's office.
- Thursday, February 22:
- JH Girls basketball game at Louisville at 4 pm.
- Boys Basketball sub-district finals TBA
- Friday, February 23:
- Softball/baseball registration due to the city office. Don't forget!! There is no late registration.
- American Legion Fish Fry at 5:30 pm the cost is $7 per meal. Takeout is available.
- Saturday, February 24:
- JH Wrestling Weeping Water invitational at 9 am
- Middle School Singing Youth Honor Choir at Omaha Central
- Monday, February 26:
- 1st day of spring practice
- Tuesday, February 27:
- Boys Basketball District Finals TBA
- High School Peru State Honor Choir
- Sunday, March 3:
- Spoken 4 Quartet will be performing at the First Christian Church in Weeping Water at 7 pm.