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Weeping Water Community Newsletter

September 26, 2007


Fall is Here

By: Helen H. Moore

Fall is here.
Another year
is coming to an end.
Summer's finished,
Summer's gone,
Winter's round the bend.
Fall is piles of crunchy leaves,
orange, gold, and red.
Fall is sweaters with long sleeves
and blankets on the bed.
Fall is football,
Fall is pumpkins,
Fall's where summer ends
And Fall is coming back to school,
and seeing all my friends




By: Elsie Brady 

How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colors gleaming in the sun.
At other times, they wildly fly
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Twisting, turning through the air
Till all the trees stand stark and bare.
Exhausted, drop to earth below
To wait, like children, for the snow.

Since this week is a particularly slow news week, I decided to share a few poems with you that I enjoyed about the changing of seasons we are experiencing now. Autumn is almost here, which means beautifully colored leaves, chilly weather, and HALLOWEEN! So don’t forget to enjoy autumn before it slowly fades away to a bitterly cold winter!


Skyler Jon Bennett Benefit
Skyler Jon was born January 27, 2007 with a rare birth defect called Gastroschisis. This birth defect caused Skyler’s stomach and intestines to be displaced outside his body. Please come to this fun event to help support this family and help out with the expensive medical costs. Skyler is the son of Jon and Kristyn Bennett. He is the grandson of Renee Sheehan and Wes Redden.

When: Saturday, September 29, 2007
Time: 5:00 pm-11:00 pm
Where: 4-H Building at the Cass County Fairgrounds

Music provided by Dusty Blue Band
Auction and Drawings!
Food will be provided
Free will donation at the door

Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm and Pumpkin Patch 7
Open September 22-October 28, 2007
Friday: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Family Fun, Kids’ Activities, Food,
And Shopping
It’s free to shop in the pumpkin barn and gift shop.
Just $3.00 to enjoy all of the other attractions!
(Children 2 & under FREE!)
½ mile north of Hwy. 34, rural Avoca, NE
911-108th St. Avoca, NE 68307
Phone: 267-4104


Community Attitude Surveys

Volunteers from the City of Weeping Water will be distributing Community Attitude Surveys between September 17th and 27th. City Officials are requesting community participation and cooperation in cooperation in completing the survey, which is a crucial step in seeking funding from local, regional, state, and federal funding to plan and complete a variety of community and economic development projects. Such improvements may include, but are not limited to, street improvement, water and sewer system improvements, housing rehabilitation activities, cultural, park and recreation improvements, planning studies and economic development initiatives. Many of these programs require a local match, which is why city officials want to know what areas or issues residents feel are in need of improvement. Community input will allow city officials to more officially allocate limited resources for maximum public benefit. All survey results will be kept confidential and will be tabulated by an independent professional organization. Compiled results of the survey will by discussed at a public meeting to be scheduled in October of 2007. These surveys are very important for our town, make sure to take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to help out the community. Any questions or concerns regarding the survey may be directed to City Hall at 267-5152.


Weeping Water to be Featured in Book

The town of Weeping Water has been chosen for the honor of being included in a book that is going to be printed in July. The book is about towns with unique names and histories. Only 1,000 copies will be available for sale and since our town included in the book we get priority for ordering. The book is $19.95 plus $3.50 for mailing and handling.

The book is divided into the eight sections of the country, with the towns within each section in alphabetical order. There are also at least 30 color photographs from 30 different towns. If you are interested in purchasing a book, e-mail Sam Drash at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Be sure to include your name and the address you would like the book or books to be sent to.

Little League Football
Weeping Water Little League football plays all their games on Sundays at 2:00 pm.
· September 30th vs. Palmyra @ Weeping Water
Be sure to come and support the future high school football players!

Fall Story Hour11

The Weeping Water public library would like to invite all preschoolers and their parents to attend story hour at the Weeping Water public library.
Every Wednesday morning from 10:00-11:00am
Story hour is a very informal time that gets parents and their young children out of the house and also gives the children a chance to learn at a young age that reading is fun!

Community News

Moving / Garage Sale
When: Saturday, September 29th (Rain or Shine!)
Time: Starts 8:00 a.m. 
Where: 204 East C Street, Elmwood
Directions:  At CD’s Express, one block East, Grey house with fence on the NE corner.  Garage is on the North side off the alley.  
 Items include: Crib with Mattress, Baby Walker, High Chair, Stroller, Playpen, Baby linens, Children’s Toys & Games, Chairs:  Recliner / Rockers, Day Bed
Lawn Chairs, 6 White Stackable Lawn Chairs w/cover, Folding Chairs, Upholstered Bar Stools, TV Trays, Small End Tables, Lamps, Vacuum, Stereo w/speakers, Boys Bicycle, Car Bicycle Rack, Coiled Hoses, Sprinklers, Book Case, Books, Lrg. Round Table w/formica top (seats 6-8), 6 Upholstered Stack Chairs, 2 Electric Space Heaters, Red Metal Lanterns, Scroll Saw, Weight Machine, Refrigerator w/Beer Tap, Small Upright Freezer, Kitchen, Linens, & Much Misc. Items, Holiday Décor, and a whole bunch more!! 
Girl Scouts - Sign Up Today!
Any girl in grades K-6 interested in signing up for Girl Scouts can do so by calling Michele Nickolson at 944-8175
or 670-1785 or Sheri Warner at 234-5350

Fun Holidays of the Week-An excuse to celebrate everyday!!
~ I found a wonderful website full of funny holidays for every day of the year so I decided to share these silly holidays with all of you!~

  • Wednesday, September 26: National Pancake Day
  • Thursday, September 27: Ancestor Appreciation Day
  • Friday, September 28: Family Health and Fitness Day
  • Saturday, September 29: National Public Lands Day
  • Sunday, September 30: Chewing Gum Day
  • Monday, October 1: Share a Smile Day
  • Tuesday, October 2: Teenager’s Day



  • Wednesday, September 26
    • Story Hour @ the Public Library @ 10:00 am
  • Thursday, September 27
    • High School softball game (JV, V) @ Omaha Duchesne @ 5:00, 6:30 pm
    • High School volleyball quad (V) @ Weeping Water @ 5:00 pm
  • Friday, September 28
    • High School football game (V) @ Louisville @ 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 29
    • All-State session at UNO
    • Skyler Jon Bennett benefit @ 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 30
    • Little League football game @ Weeping Water @ 2:00 pm
  • Monday, October 1
    • High School softball tri (V) @ Gretna @ 4:30 pm
    • High School football game (JV) @ Nebraska City Lourdes @ 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 2
    • High School/Junior High cross country ECNC meet TBA
    • High School volleyball tri (V) @ Weeping Water @ 5:00 pm
    • Junior High volleyball game @ Palmyra @ 5:30 pm


Note From the Editor: If you have any newsworthy items that you would like to include in the Weeping Water newsletter, feel free to send the information to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rachel Randall
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