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Weeping Water Community Newsletter

May 9, 2007

Emergency Preparedness Week
The week of May 6-12 is National Emergency Preparedness Week, which is about increasing individual preparedness. By knowing the risks, making a plan, and preparing a kit you can be better prepared for an emergency.
Emergency Kits: In case of a major event you will need some basic supplies to set aside. So you will always be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours so emergency workers can focus on people who are in a more serious situation than you. Most of the items found in emergency kits are found in your own home. The reason for making this kit is being able to just grab the box in case of emergency instead of trying to grab everything you need. Items needed for an emergency kit are:

  • Water: Two liters of water per person per day.
  • Food: Food that won’t spoil, such as canned food, energy bars, and dried food.
  • Manual can opener.
  • Flashlight and plenty of batteries.
  • Candles and matches or a lighter.
  • Battery powered or wind-up radio.
  • First aid kit.
  • Special needs items: Items such as prescription medicines, infant formula, and equipment for people with disabilities.
  • Extra keys for your car and house.

Make a Plan: It is very important to create a plan of action for you and your family so you know what to do in case of emergency. Some factors to think about when making your emergency plan:

  • Safe exits from your home and neighborhood.
  • Meeting places to reunite with family.
  • A designated person to pick up children if you are unable to do so.
  • Contact persons close by and out of town.
  • Health information.
  • A place for your pet to stay.
  • Risks in your region.
  • Location of your fire extinguisher, water valve, electrical box, gas valve, and floor drain.

Know the Risks: Research topics of concern for your area and discuss your plan of action if those emergencies would occur.

Picking’ in the Park
Country Music Productions presents: Pickin’ in the Park

What: Great country and bluegrass music
When: June 21, 22, and 23
Where: Weeping Water City Park
Bring: Lawn Chairs
Admission: Adults……………………………………………………………$7.00 per day
Adult weekend pass……………………………………………………$15.00
Age 13-16 and 65 & over……………………………………….…………....$5.00 per day
Weekend pass…………………………………………………………$12.00
Children 10 & under…………………………………………………..FREE

Camping, clean showers, and restrooms are available at the city park. There will also be concessions, flea markets, and a playground on grounds.

Camp with electrical hook-up: $10.00 a day
Camp without electrical hook-up: $7.00 a day
Tent Camping: $7.00 a day

For more information call: 1-402-325-9481

What Have They Been Up To?
~ I am currently trying out a new section to my newsletter, called “What Have They Been Up To?” Which is a short story in every newsletter with little tidbits of what high school, junior high, or elementary students are currently doing with extracurricular activities. Feel free to tell me what you think! ~

  • Last Monday, May 7th a group of over 20 high school and junior high band students traveled to Louisville High School to participate in the ECNC (East Central Nebraska Conference) honor band. These students were chosen by the band director Kim Hammer and were joined at the conference with nine other schools. These schools included: Cedar Bluffs, East Butler, Elmwood-Murdock, Louisville, Malcolm, Mead, Palmyra, Tecumseh, and Yutan. Both the junior high and high school honor bands performed five songs and both bands received a standing ovation.
    Junior high participants: Kylee Schreiner, Peter Moser, Hailee March-Alexander, Alex Wessels, David Danielson, Jessica Randall, Katie Vice, Hoyt Kraeger, Eli Neitzel, Sydney Barrett, and Carrie Williams.
    Senior high participants: Rebekka Hammer, Rachel Randall, Samantha Wessels, Suzy Hammons, Angie Danielson, Brianna Hammer, Alex Vice, Matt Kirchoff, Teresa Kurtz, and Louis Nutter.

Photo Competition and Display
2nd Annual Sam Mather Memorial Scholarship Fund Photo Display and Competition
Hosted by: The Weeping Water Celebration Committee
Underwritten by: Wyman, Kevin, and Debbie Mather

Black and White, Color, and Digital divisions in the following classes:

  • Youth junior: 12 & under
  • Youth senior: 13-18
  • Adult: 19 & over
  • Professional: Defined as any person who receives or has received 25% of their income for their prints and/or photography services.

Categories are:

  • Human interest
  • Humorous
  • Industrial/Ag
  • Land/Seascape
  • Pets/Animals
  • Nature
  • Portraits-Formal
  • Portraits-Informal
  • Still Life

For more information and rules of the contest, send SASE to:
Photo Contest
W.R. Mather
P.O. Box 404
Weeping Water, NE 68463

Entries close June 23, 2007. The display will be June 30, 2007 at the Limestone Day Celebration in Weeping Water.

Summer Driver's Education:
Summer Driver's Education will begin Monday, July 2 at 8:00 AM. The cost is $290. A deposit of $25 is required to be paid to the school office by May 18. Contact Mr. Leckron if you have any questions at the school’s number: 402-267-2435. Letters have been mailed out to all 8th graders to inform them of the event.


  • Wednesday, May 9:
    • Weeping Water Baccalaureate @ First Congregational Church in Weeping Water @ 7:00 pm
    • Weeping Water School board of education meeting @ 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 10:
    • High school district track meet @ Tecumseh
  • Saturday, May 12:
    • Girls 8 & under (white) softball game @ Louisville @ 9:00 am
    • Weeping Water High School Graduation @ 4:00 pm
  • Monday, May 14:
    • High school district golf TBA
    • Kindergarten graduation @ Weeping Water School @ 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 15:
    • High school district golf TBA
    • Girls 14 & under softball game @ Louisville @ 6:00pm
    • Girls 16 & under softball game @ Louisville @ 7:00 pm
    • Girls 18 & under softball game @ Louisville @ 8:00 pm
    • Boys Peawee #1 baseball game @ Eagle @ 6:00 pm
    • Boys Pony #2 baseball game @ Eagle @ 7:30 pm


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Rachel Randall
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