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October 24, 2007

Jazzin’ It Up with FCCLA
Friday, October 19, Weeping Water High School hosted the District 1 Leadership Conference (DLC) for the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). As the members began to arrive from other schools, you could see that everyone was tired from the early morning trip by bus. Their grogginess was easily fixed by a quick energizer, which is an FCCLA game designed to give the members a burst of energy and fun, during opening before the Keynote Speaker.
The keynote speaker for this year’s DLC was Dave Zimmerman who’s speech was entitled “CPR (Choices, Power, and Responsibility).” Members thoroughly enjoyed the speech as it was easy to relate to and based on true and funny stories from Zimmerman’s childhood.

Following the keynote speaker, Nebraska City Expressions, Nebraska City High School’s swing choir, performed for all the members. You could see that the participants were very impressed that students from their neighboring school could perform so well. Nebraska City expressions sang and danced along to many well-known songs, including everyone’s favorite “Thriller.”
The next activity on the agenda for the members was the Lunch Rotations, where the members split up into three groups to travel to three different activities for a half an hour. These activities included Dance Lessons by Amanda Flanagan, a speech “What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?” by Weeping Water’s own Bob Pinkerton, and lunch from Pizza Hut.
Next was the afternoon rotation where members could choose two presentations out of ten they would like to attend. These presentations included Karate with Al Bailey, Make-a-Wish Foundation with Wendy Lee, Saddle Making with Tuffy Larson, and many more. There was endless chatter in the auditorium as the participants arrived from their sessions, compared their reviews of the opposing presentations they attended.
DLC 2007 came to an end with a slideshow of pictures made by the Palmyra Chapter, the drawing for many door prizes, and the closing FCCLA ritual. All the members of FCCLA enjoyed the exciting speakers and great activities provided. A BIG Thank You goes out to everyone who helped make the 2007 DLC a huge success for Weeping Water.
FCCLA members learning a hip-hop dance routine choreographed by Amanda and Kylie Flanagan
Al Bailey and assistant demonstrating Karate moves as part of the afternoon rotations
Tina Hartman and Theresa St. Pierre showing off the boards they broke in the Karate session

10 Haunted House 12
Who: Nehawka Fire and Rescue
What: Haunted House
When: October 27, 28, & 31, 2007
Time: 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Where: East end of Elm Street in Nehawka next to Freddy’s Place
Cost: $2.00 to enter and $1.00 for reentering, If you dare!!

Donations are welcome. All proceeds from the haunted house go towards improved equipment for the fire and rescue team. Please come support our neighboring town and get scared silly at the haunted house.

14 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

Salad Luncheon and Bazaar
Who: First Lutheran Church Avoca, NE (North Branch)
What: Salad Lunch and Bazaar
When: Saturday, October 27, 2007
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Salad luncheon, crafts, baked goods, door prizes, and quilt raffle!
Be sure to support our neighboring town in this great fundraiser!

16 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

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!

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.

Community News

Pumpkin Decorating Contest @ C-D’s Express!
C-D’s Express wants you to join in on the fun – a prize will be offered for the following age groups:
Children under 10 years old
Children 10-18 years old
Rules of the contest:
*Bring your pumpkin in the store between October 4th and October 25th. (Not accepted after that date)
*Carve, paint, draw or other type of material – a design on the pumpkin (Be Creative!)
*Limit 1 pumpkin per person
*Sign your name on the list of entries (Check with the person behind the counter for the list.)
Prize will be your choice of a personal pan single topping pizza!

Ice Cream Social
Come discuss arthritis pain, diabetes, and joint pain... With ice cream!
Date: October 30th
Time: 12:00 PM
Place: Plattsmouth Community Center
Door Prizes at 10 AM! 

October 27 & 28, 7:00pm – Platteview High Fall Play: Romeo & Winifred. A modern parody of Romeo and Juliet set in New York City. Get ready for a dancing, fighting and fun!

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)

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 24: United Nations Day
  • Thursday, October 25: Make a Difference Day
  • Friday, October 26: National Sleep-In Day
  • Saturday, October 27: Turn Off the Violence Day
  • Sunday, October 28: National Chocolate Day
  • Monday, October 29: International Internet Day
  • Sunday, October 30: National Candy Corn Day


18 Calendar


  • Wednesday, October 24
    • Fall Story Hour @ Public Library @ 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 25
    • First Round Football State Playoffs TBA
  • Saturday, October 27
    • First Lutheran Church, Avoca Salad Luncheon and Bazaar @ 11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m.
    • Nehawka Fire and Rescue Haunted House @ 6:00-10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 28
    • First Congregational Church, Weeping Water Chicken Pie Lunch @ 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    • Nehawka Fire and Rescue Haunted House @ 6:00-10:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 29
    • High School volleyball sub districts TBA
  • Tuesday, October 30
    • High School volleyball sub districts TBA


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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