|Weeping Water Newsletter - February 10, 2010|
Weeping Water Sports
The Weeping Water wrestling team brought home the championship from the ECNC Conference tournament last Friday night. Three wrestlers won first place--Tyler Blevins, Shelton Mozena, and Alex Wessels. Three wrestlers also took second place--Hoyt Kraeger, Spencer Swanson, and Joel Sahulka. Austin Baier placed fourth. Congratulations guys! All of our wrestlers are in a good position to do well in districts this week and travel to state. Good luck!
2010 ECNC Champions
Alex Wessels--1st Place
Shelton Mozena--1st Place
Tyler Blevins--1st Place
Joel Sahulka--2nd Place
Spencer Swanson--2nd Place
Hoyt Kraeger--2nd Place
Austin Baier--4th Place
The Weeping Water boys basketball team completed the ECNC conference tournament on Saturday night with a second place finish after losing the championship game to Johnson County Central 64-56. Our boys were in the lead for most of the game, but JCC outscored us in the final minutes of play. Congratulations guys!
The Weeping Water girls basketball team finished the ECNC tournament with a win against Malcolm in the consolation game on Saturday morning. Good job girls!
February is Nebraska 4-H Month
MEET THE FUTURE with Nebraska 4-H Month during February. Ever wonder what the future will look like? Just take a look at your local 4-H today. It's where young people explore, learn and discover in a safe environment. In 4-H, kids find their true passions, gain confidence and give back to the community. Did you know that you can become a 4-Her at any time during the year? 4-H membership is open to all youth ages 5-18. Why not consider joining 4-H today!
Celebrate 4-H's efforts in helping today's kids become tomorrow's leaders. 4-H volunteers keep busy helping youth Meet the Future with Cass County 4-H throughout the year. Without volunteers to present and help with 4-H events, activities, workshops and clubs, the 4-H program could not exist. Volunteers bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program and have a huge impact on youth.
American Cancer Society Daffodil Days 2010
Cass County Relay For Life Planning Committee 2010
Cass County Museum opened two new temporary exhibits during January. The annual Valentine exhibit contains 132 Valentines ranging in date from the 1880s to the 1950s. Many are on view for the first time, having been donated in the past year by Neil Lancaster and FloraBelle Wehrbein.
"Strike up the Band", an exhibit of Cass County Bands from 1883 to 1910, is also on display. The photographs include bands from the MWA, Burlington shops, Wabash, Plattsmouth, and Murdock.
Both exhibits run through March 6.
The museum's Brown Bag series begins Tuesday, February 9, with a program by Dan Reis on Photo Conservation.
Cass County Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. For additional information, call the museum 296-4770.
Contact: H. Margo Prentiss, Curator
Making a Positive Difference
February 5, 2010, Lincoln –In 2007 I introduced LB 425 toadopt the Nebraska Operational Assistance Act (Act). The bill proposed tomaintain an economic development program that began in 2002 and was renewed in2005. LB 425 appropriated funds to the Nebraska Department of EconomicDevelopment (DED). DED then awarded the funds to a private, nonprofitorganization to operate the program. The Act required the nonprofitorganization to provide technical assistance to individuals and companies thatlack the components to achieve their growth potential. The individuals andcompanies were then to be matched with people who were willing and able to make investments, in order to potentially realizeprofits in the future. The provisions of the Act, and the state funds that supportedit, were expected to sustain the existing groundwork, from which new ideascould be launched to create high-paying jobs, import dollars to our state andexpand our tax base.
I selected LB 425 as my priority bill in 2007. The billpassed with strong support from the body. The adoption of the NebraskaOperational Assistance Act continued an existing economic development tool tosupport the efforts of individuals and organizations in Nebraska, who needassistance to transform ideas into commercially successful projects. I waspleased to introduce and successfully managed a bill to maintain the strengthof Nebraska’s economic development portfolio.
Last week I learned that two Nebraska programs designed tohelp rural businesses will receive federal stimulus money. Invest NebraskaCorporation (Corporation), the nonprofit organization to which DED awarded thefunding that resulted from the passage of LB 425, will be given $200,000 forbusiness loans in 35 rural counties. The Corporation held five regional newventure competitions in 2009. The southeast Nebraska competition took place inPeru. Monson Family Foods in Nebraska City was the winner of a $25,000 equityprize. Because this regional competition took place in Otoe County, the countywill be one of the 35 counties to receive a portion of the federal stimulusfunds.
The Invest Nebraska Corporation promotes capital formationfor and provides operating assistance to entrepreneurs and investors inNebraska. It is a resource for start-up and emerging companies that have thepotential to become high-growth businesses capable of attracting investmentcapital.
In addition to its five regional new venture competitions,the Corporation sponsors several other programs. Local Venture Symposiums are offeredto educate Nebraska entrepreneurs about the various levels of capital fundingand to give accredited investors the opportunity to connect with potentialangel (high net worth) investment opportunities. The Corporation organizeslocal high school competitions. These events take place on the same day and inthe same location as the New Venture Competitions. The high school competitionsare held to identify and recognize students, who are interested in startingtheir own business some day. The competition is a starting point for studentsto share their ideas, organize concepts and compete against each other for acash prize. The Operational Assistance Program is a source of funding forcompanies with the potential to attract angel individuals or venture capital.To qualify for the Operational Assistance Program a company must: (a) be basedin or be willing to locate in Nebraska, (b) demonstrate potential to becomebacked by angel or venture capital investors and (c) be positioned so thatoperational assistance from Invest Nebraska can significantly impact theprobability of securing funding from angel or venture capital investors.
It was great to learn that something I played a role induring my first year as a state senator is continuing to make a positivedifference for our state.
I appreciate the opportunity you have given me to representDistrict 2 in the Nebraska Legislature.
We welcome your contacts by mail, phone or email.
Senator Dave Pankonin
PHOTOGRAPHY SYMPOSIUM TO BE HELD IN HASTINGS
Hastings, NE - Amateur photographers are invited to learn more about their craft, network with other photographers and listen to advice from seasoned professionals at the Photograph Nebraska Symposium to be held on February 26 & 27 at Lochland Country Club in Hastings.
The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse
Founded in 1939, the American Recorder Society is celebrating 70 years of service to its members and constituents--all recorder players including amateurs to leading professionals, students to teachers. It has some 130 chapters and consorts in the U.S. and Canada, where its membership base is over 2200, plus 130 members in 28 other countries.
Play-the-Recorder Month grew out of an event staged as part of an "ARS 50" anniversary celebration, during which members all over the world played a recorder piece simultaneously on April 1, 1989. Play-the-Recorder Day was first officially held in 1992, and then expanded to Play-the-Recorder Month the following year.
Greenblatt & Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series features a concert of Irish music on Sunday, March 14, at 2:30 PM. Greenblatt & Seay & Friends will be singing and playing a variety of instruments, including fiddle, pennywhistle, guitar, hammered dulcimer, and banjo. Traditional Irish tunes will be featured, along with some Greenblatt & Seay originals inspired by the great Irish traditions.
Greenblatt & Seay have been playing and singing together since the night they met, decades ago. Their performance on March 8 will include the championship fiddling styles of Deborah Greenblatt, and the fancy whistle-playing of David Seay.
The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990. Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.
The Lofte Theatre
Let's face it, sometimes we need a little help in the romance department. Well, the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley has taken steps to create an enjoyable evening for singles, sweethearts and even old married folks!
"Marriage is Murder" at the Mahoney State Park
Noelle Bohaty and Kyle Lorenze star in
KBC Productions "Marriage is Murder" at Mahoney State Park
"The Otoe County Genealogical Society will hold its February 11th meeting at 7:00 pm at the Morton-James Public Library in Nebraska City. This meeting will welcome all new members into the society, and will also cover topics of interest concerning genealogical research in the Otoe County area. This meeting is open to all who are interested in joining the society, or just wish to attend to learn more about genealogical research in general.
Community Lenten and Holy Week Services
Cass County Clergy Potato Project
First Christian Church - Disciples of Christ
304 Main St. PO Box 473 Louisville, NE. 68037
Phone: 402 - 234 - 2130 Pastor Cathy Stander: 402 - 677 - 9606
Sunday Worship: 10AM with Communion and all are welcome at the table.
Everyone is welcome just as you are.
Adult and children's educational classes following worship.
Faith Lessons @ 10 AM on Tuesday 4PM on Sunday.
Newly Forming Women's Group: 1rst & 4th Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM
Recovery Group meets every Thursday @ 7 PM.
This is not meant to replace CMA, NA, GA or AA, but is a supplement and
the higher power is Christ who sets us free from being slaves to alcohol and drugs.
Led by recovering addicts.
We are a small but growing church with a big heart for Jesus and you.
We proclaim the Lord is about to do something great in Louisville.
Many opportunities for outreach in Jesus' Name.
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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.