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October 10 , 2007

Weeping Water Homecoming
Weeping Water High School’s homecoming took place last week. Activities included crazy dress up days during the week, a pep rally/ bonfire, a parade, a football game, and the dance. The students had a great time dressing up during the week and many costumes caused laughs from students as well as teachers.

Wednesday was the night of the pep rally and bonfire. The pep rally started late this year due to parent-teacher conferences, but the students and spectators had a blast, nonetheless. At the pep rally the senior athletes dressed up as different Malcolm athletes. The girls dressed up as Malcolm football players and the boys dressed up as Malcolm cheerleaders. All the new personalities were asked random questions and expected to answer as the character they were portraying. Needless to say, there were some pretty interesting answers. The pep rally also included speeches from the fall sports coaches and performances from the Weeping Water Rockettes Dance Team and the Weeping Water Cheerleaders.

Following the pep rally was the bonfire. A huge pile of boxes was set ablaze along with a dummy in a coffin dressed as a Malcolm football player. Cheering could be heard throughout the field as the dummy went up in flames.

During the last hour of school on Friday the parade, which is the newest addition to the activities of homecoming, took place. The Weeping Water fire truck led the parade with all the seniors riding on the top. Behind the fire truck were four different hayracks for the four different fall sports carrying all the non-senior athletes. The parade went from the school to main street where there was short pep rally before the students loaded back up on their floats to go back to the school to be dismissed to go home for the day. The parade is a great new addition to Weeping Water’s already eventful homecoming.

Friday night the Weeping Water varsity football team took on the Malcolm Clippers. It was a very close game, but in the end the Indians fell short of a victory. The Indians lost the homecoming game 3-7. Following the football game was coronation for Homecoming Royalty. Class representatives are as follows: freshman-Hailey Guhl and Cole Crook, sophomores-Hannah Hartman and Tim Danielson, juniors-Jenna Haveman and Brian Bailey. Candidates for queen were Allison Baier, Samantha Wessels, Louise Patterson, and Danielle Buffington. Candidates for king were Joel Haveman, Scott Crook, Phillip Rhodes, and Jake Nutter. It was a long and stressful wait for the candidates to find out who had won king and queen. It was a close contest, but Weeping Water’s homecoming king and queen for 2007 are Joel Haveman and Allison Baier.
The homecoming dance was scheduled for Saturday night from 8:00-11:00 p.m. The theme for this year’s dance was Techn07 and the gym was decorated in this theme for the dance. The student council opted to make CDs to play at the dance to save money instead of hiring a DJ. Many students were optimistic about how the music was going to be since they didn’t hire a DJ, but everyone thoroughly enjoyed the music. Homecoming was a very fun-filled week for the students and faculty of Weeping Water. Thank you to everyone who helped out with all the various activities.

The bonfire, which took place Wednesday night at the baseball field.

The Weeping Water fire truck loaded down with the senior class led the parade through Weeping Water

The senior football players doing the actions to “I’m a Little Teapot” at the homecoming parade by request from their coach, Jeff Kezeor

Elementary students enjoying the Weeping Water Cheerleaders and the Weeping Water Rockettes Dance Team perform to Loyal and True, Weeping Water’s school song

Class representatives and king and queen candidates during coronation

Harvest Festival
The First Congregational Church is holding a chicken pie fundraiser! All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the church fund for ministry, outreach, and mission. Thank you for your support.

What: Chicken Pie Lunch
Where: First Congregational UCC, Weeping Water
When: Sunday, October 28, 2007
Time: 11:00 a.m.-1:30p.m.
Menu: Chicken pie, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, salad,
Pie, and beverage
Cost: Adults: $7.00
Kids ages 5-12: $3.50
Kids 4 & under: Free

*Call the church at 402-267-3645 for take-out meals.
First Congregational UCC
204 North Elm Street
Weeping Water, NE 68463

Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm and Pumpkin Patch
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

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.

Fall Story Hour
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 10:00-11:00 a.m.
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

Gals, Join the Louisville Walking Ducks
Walking Group
Get Pro-Active about your own health, and enjoy walking with friends at the Louisville Lakes, and this winter in the school gym.
Teams and "Walking Buddies" are organizing now.
Give Irina a call at 234-2345 and Do it Now!
(before you have time to think up an excuse to goof off)

October 14- Springfield First United Methodist Church Celebrates its 125th Anniversary! Everyone is invited to this commemorative event. A special worship service takes place at 10:00 with special guest, Bishop Ann Scherer. Reservations are being taken for a meal to follow the worship service. An auction of a full size quilt, 2 table runners, and 1 table square will take place. Congratulations to Springfield’s First United Methodist Church!

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, October 10: National Angel Food cake day
• Thursday, October 11: It’s My Party Day
• Friday, October 12: National Children’s Day
• Saturday, October 13: National Peanut Festival
• Sunday, October 14: National Dessert Day
• Monday, October 15: National Poetry Day
• Tuesday, October 16: World Food Day


• Wednesday, October 10
o School Board Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
o Fall Story Hour @ the Public Library @ 10:00 a.m.
• Thursday, October 11
o High School Cross Country districts (V) TBA
o High School Volleyball ECNC tournament (V) @ Murdock @ 5:00 p.m.
o High School Softball (V) State tournament TBA
o MOPS @ 6:30 p.m.
• Friday, October 12
o High School Softball (V) State tournament TBA
o High School Football game (V) @ Weeping Water @ 7:00 p.m.
• Saturday, October 13
o High School Volleyball ECNC tournament TBA
o High School All-State Choir and Band auditions @ Lincoln East High School
• Monday, October 15
o High School Volleyball invitational (V) @ Elmwood-Murdock @ 6:00 p.m.
o High School Football game (JV) @ Weeping Water @ 6:30 p.m.
o Chamber Meeting @ noon
• Tuesday, October 16
o High School Volleyball invitational (V) @ Elmwood-Murdock @ 5:00 p.m.
o Weeping Water PTO meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
o American Legion Auxiliary meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

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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