Weeping Water Nebraska

WEEPING WATER_SIGN

The First Annual Chamber Banquet was a great success!!!  We had over 90 people in attendence!!

Winners of the awards were as follows:

Community Service Award - Bill & Doris Duff

Business of the Year - PCS Phosphate

Business Person of the Year - Gayle Meeske

President's Award - Ken & Jan Upton

If you happen to see any of these fine folks, please thank them for their generosity to the city.

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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, PO Box 329, Weeping Water NE  68463 by 2:00pm on Friday, March 6, 2015.  Minimum Bid-$500.

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

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Senior meals are available at the Hopper Community Center, 101 W Eldora Ave., Suite 3, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Call Ruth Vogt at 402-267-5303 to order a meal or schedule a delivery.

UPCOMING MENU - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

runza casserole

peas & carrots

lettuce salad

pudding

Friday, January 23, 2015

tomato basil soup

cheese spread sandwich

deviled egg/chips

jello

banana bar

Monday, January 26, 2015

goulash

green beans

lettuce salad

pudding

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

BBQ beef sandwich

hash browns

baked beans

deviled eggs

fruit salad

cookie

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The First United Methodist Church youth group is having a garage sale on Saturday, February 7th from 9-4 in the church basement at 222 Walnut in Louisville.  Proceeds from the sale will beneift this summer's mission trip to Lake Traverse Reservation in South Dakota.

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Murray 4th_of_July

GREAT NEWS!!

Murray's 4th of July Celebration WILL continue!

The MURRAY FREEDOM FESTIVAL organization is a group of citizens who want to share the celebration of our country's freedoms and anyone is welcome to join the group.  In order for this event-filled day to happen, some fundraising is planned for the next few months, so keep watching here for updates.  Funds are needed for fireworks, concessions, prizes and more, so please help us in our efforts.

We also have to rely on financial gifts from private individuals, businesses and other organizations.  A gift from you, your civic group or business would greatly help us to achieve our goal in making this an annual event to be proud of.  Any donation, large or small is genuinely appreciated. (We have already received a donation of $500 from a private citizen, so feel free to match it!).  You may make a deposit at the Murray State Bank to the 'Murray Freedom Festival' account, or if you prefer, please mail a check to John Hensch, Fundraising Chairman, 508 West Young St., Murray NE 68409 and thank you, in advance, for your generous contribution!

Front Porch Eatery owner, Jose Sanchez, has agreed to shut down for one day, April 12, 2015, and has donated his place of buiness in Murray for us to host a free-will donation pancake feed for our cause.  So mark your calendar for Sunday, April 12th to come have pancakes.  In the meantime, stop in for breakfast (served all day) or lunch until 2pm and be sure to say, 'Thank You', to Jose for his generous contribution!

Our vision is to bring back and even add many other activities including the oozeball games (mud volleyball), a classic car show, tug-of-war, street dance, smash-a-car, Binjo, parade and activities for the little kids, too.  We're also planning to have raffle tickets for a drawing for 1 lucky person to push the detonater for the starting of the fireworks show! (Oh, pick me, pick ME!!)

The nice people at AnyTime Fitness in Plattsmouth have agreed to sponsor a fun run early in the day on the 4th, so if you know any runners, let them know, and walkers can join in the fun, too!

Also, former Murray resident, Jim Howe, (aka 'Roadkill') has many fond memories of Murray's celebrations.  He now lives at Beaver Lake and has been putting on his own enormous fireworks show at the lake the past few years. (I've seen it and it is great!)  Jim, along with Night Vision Fireworks, has graciously agreed to do Murray's show this year on the 4th and he will still do his personal show for the Lake on the 3rd, so folks in the area will have 2 nights of fantastic fireworks. (Thanks, Jim.)

Our website is up and running.  You'll be able to keep track of the activity-planning as it progresses and even share photos of your own 4th of July festivities in Murray at www.MurrayFreedomFestivalNE.com  Registration for activities such as the fun run and oozeball will be available online at our website via PayPal or registrants can pay by check.  If using PayPal, you'd choose the 'Friends and Family' tab.  Checks can be mailed to John Hensch, Fundraising Chairperson, Murray Freedom Festival, 508 W Young St., Murray NE 68409.  There will be no refunds on activity registrations.

Please plan to attend our next meeting and bring a friend on

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Murray Town Hall

at 6:30.

Everyone's welcome!

So, pass on the good news and put in your plans to celebrate in Murray this 4th of July!

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Experience Works

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Fiddle Camps in Nebraska

Registration is now open for the 2015 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 Camps will be designed specifically for the individual campers who sign up.

The June Camp (Monday, June 15 - Friday, June 19) is for folks who consider themselves beginners.  The July Camp (Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17) is for folks who consider themselves intermediate or advanced.  Enrollment is limited to 10 fiddlers for each week, so that everyone will get individual attention.

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

To register online, go to http://greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp.shtml

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