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September 3, 2008

How the Other Half Lives @ the Lofte

The Lofte Community Theatre would like to announce its latest play production opening Friday, September 5th. "How The Other Half Loves," is a high-energy and fast-paced farce written by Alan Ayckbourn.

The plot of the comedy revolves around three couples, two apartments and one torrid affair. The set itself lends its own influence to this play as there are two separate, but overlapping apartments occupying the stage at the same time. Two sofas and two alternating styles of wallpaper mirror the confusion felt by the characters as they try to figure out who is cheating with whom!

Members of the cast include Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water, Sharon Strassler Kryger and Brandy Palatas of Papillion, Robert Malm of La Vista, Silvia Conley of Omaha and Joshua Smith of Plattsmouth.

Performance dates are September 5-7, 12-14 and 18-21. All performances begin at 7:30pm except for Sundays which are 2pm matinees. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling the Lofte box office at (402)234-2553 or online at

Pictured on Attachment: Kevin Colbert, Sharon Strassler Kryger and Robert Malm in the Lofte's production of, "How The Other Half Loves."

The Lofte Community Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization supported in part by The Cooper Foundation, The Midlands Community Foundation, and the Cass County Visitors Promotion Committee. The Lofte Community Theatre is dedicated to providing opportunities for area residents of all ages and those in surrounding communities to participate in the creation process and companionship of live theatre in rural Nebraska and to enjoy the social, artistic, and educational benefits of this art form.

Lofte Community Theatre
P.O. Box 62
Manley, NE 68403

Weeping Water First Christian Church Concert Series

Glory Road Gospel Quartet

Saturday, September 6 @ 7PM

306 H St - Weeping Water NE

Admission is Free with one can good to help area food banks.

Love offering will be taken for Glory Road's Ministry.

More Info: Ken & DeAnn Johnson 402-269-5508



Invasion of the Anderson's!

Saturday brought Vince's boys and their families to Elmwood. Vince has three granddaughters and we were told this weekend there is one more grandchild on the way! The men took off to look at old cars near Weeping Water leaving the women and children to find something to do. Obviously we went to Bits N Pieces and snooped around. Then we went up to the rink and let the kids run. Emma, 1 ½ years old, tried on skates and had a great time learning how to move in them. She also tried out the little cars and scooters. Joe gave her a ride on his scooter. McKenzie, 17, and Madison, 14, and McKenzie's friend, Amanda, had so much fun they decided to spend the night and help out at the rink. Good thing they did because we were busy! Amanda's Aunt Carol, from Nebraska City, brought her family to the rink for a birthday party for her daughter. No one knew they were coming but it was a nice surprise.

Saturday night was a lot of fun. There was a nice group of kids and adults for skating and dodgeball. We only broke three lights! Some of the kids checked out the Lil' Redneck Foto Boof. Tate` built things with the Knex and others worked on their art projects. Several adults had a laptop that kept them busy all night. We have free wifi for adults so they were able to connect to the internet to work on their project.

I've had requests for pictures of me so I am accommodating you here. You will see many pictures of me this time thanks to Ranee. We got bored and she suggested we go to the Lil' Redneck Foto Boof so we did. She is a great photographer!


Request for Help for Former Elmwoodian

I received this request this week so I'm passing it on to you.

My name is Teresa Weaver and I'm holding a Fund Raising/Benefit Event at Cappy's Bar and Grill located at 48 th and Hwy 2 on Friday, September 26 th serving a meal from 5:30-8:30 and a live band, D-Funk playing from 9-1 for my dear friend Shelly (Krass) Jones, the daughter of the late Hank and Jean Krass of Elmwood. She was diagnosed with a Brain Tumor in June and needs to have brain surgery to remove the tumor, but she has no insurance. Her story can be seen at the following link:

I am soliciting donations from Shelly's home town to help with this cause, and we would greatly appreciate your input.

The monies made from this Benefit will be used for the sole purpose and benefit of Shelly's Medical Bills and other related Medical Expenses and will be deposited into an established Medical Fund with TierOne Banks. Our goal is to raise enough money to help Shelly come up with the Share of Cost expenses Medicaid is requiring of her to pay before she can have the surgery. I would like to have your donations in no later than September 17 th . You may mail them to me at the following address, please make checks payable to the SHELLY JONES FUND.


If you have any questions you my contact me at 402-464-5114 evening or 402-328-6875 day or contact me by email at . Thank you in advance for your consideration and support.


Teresa Weaver

Slominskis' Say “Thank You!”

Just a little thank you from the Slominski family after they moved. They will be missed but they have many friends here if they ever want to return.



Don't forget that the school is not a safe place to send children to play after hours. If you can trust they will stay on the playground equipment that's good. But they should not be playing anywhere inside the fence. It is not safe. Please warn your children!

Have a great week! And to quote a friend of mine…You are the best! J Thanks for your support, Keri! You make me laugh!



Julie Anderson


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