Weeping Water Nebraska

Weeping Water High School Students Attend ECNC Honor Choir

Seventeen Weeping Water High School attended the annual ECNC (East Central Nebraska Conference) Honor Choir on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 in Palmyra. Nine other area schools also attended the honor choir, including Elmwood-Murdock and Louisville. All seventeen students were excited that they had made the honor choir, but they were even more excited when they found out that they got out of school for a day.

Rehearsals started at one o’clock on Tuesday and went until about 5:30 with only a few breaks in between. The choir students worked very hard on their music and many were able to not use their sheet music in the performance, which took place at seven o’clock that evening.

The opening act for the concert was a selection from the musical Hairspray by Cedar Bluffs’ show choir and an octet from Elmwood-Murdock. The Cedar Bluffs’ show choir did a wonderful job with their song and even had choreography to go along with the number. Elmwood-Murdock’s octet was equally entertaining with the peaceful song “Journey in Peace” by Beck/Cohn. The ECNC honor choir performed six selections, ranging from the slow and melodic “Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep” by L. Farnell to the upbeat gospel style “Praise His Holy Name” by K. Hampton.

All of the participants did a wonderful job in the performance and received a standing ovation. Congratulations to all of the talented participants in the honor choir: Hannah Moser, Rachel Randall, Kylee Schreiner, Kelsey McSorley, Danielle Buffington, Rebekka Hammer, Katie Vice, Samantha Wessels, Austin Baier, Codie Barnhardt, Peter Moser, Alex Vice, Justin Wiles, Tanner Wiles, Matt Kirchhoff, Phillip Rhodes, and Alex Wessels.



Cedar Bluffs’ show choir performing their opening selection


Elmwood-Murdock’s opening octet


ECNC honor choir-Can you find the Weeping Water students?


ECNC honor choir-Can you find the Weeping Water students?


No School! There will be no school for Weeping Water students due to a teacher’s inservice on Wednesday, November 14.

 Come Home for the Holidays Schedule of Events


Soup Supper at the Lighthouse    5-7 p.m.
Fish Fry at Legion Club        5:30 – 7 p.m.
Parade of Trees –Legion Hall        6-9 p.m.
Wine/Microbrew Tasting-Legion Hall  6-9 p.m.
Open House/Silent Auction Display – Memory Lane Museum     6-9 p.m.
Hayrack rides to view Christmas Lights(weather permitting)    6-9 p.m.
     (Hot Chocolate/Hot Cider available at the Lighthouse)
    Holiday Boutique & Fresh Christmas Trees @ Bloom Where You’re Planted-911 108TH St-10a.m.-5p.m.    
   Open House/Christmas Sale at Other Specialty Shops:  Tammy’s Soap Shack-Main St.-10a.m.-9p.m. Carole’s Flowers  & Gifts-506 S. East St-9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Grandpa Snazzy’s 108 N Elm-7-9 p.m. & Cryin Creek Candles-4513 132nd St 10a.m.-6 p.m.
Volunteer Fire Dept Pancake Feed at the Fire Barn    7-10 a.m.
Craft Show-Methodist Fellowship Hall        9a.m.-3 p.m.
UMW Cookie/Candy Sale and Lunch at Methodist Fellowship Hall 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Parade of Trees Legion Hall            9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Arrival of Santa & Mrs. Claus – Legion Hall        10:00 a.m.
Soup/Sandwiches(provided by Rainbow Girls)-Masonic Temple 105 N. Clinton 11a.m.-1p.m.
Display of Decorated Cookie Contest-Legion Hall   9a.m.-3 p.m.
Open House/Silent Auction Display – Memory Lane Museum – Bids Close at 2 p.m.
Pie/Cheesecake Sale(Lutheran Ladies Aid)  – Legion Hall    8 – 10 a.m.
Quilt Show– Lower Level of Farmers & Merchants Bank-9 a.m.-3 p.m.            
Santa’s Workshop – Community building            9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Open House/Book Sale at the Library – Story Hour at 1 p.m.
Special Music provided throughout the day at the Methodist Church (schedule to be posted)
   Open House/Wine Tasting at Cryin Creek Candles 4513 132nd St     10 a.m.-6 p.m.
   Holiday Boutique & Fresh Christmas Trees @ Bloom Where You’re Planted-911 108TH ST. 10a.m.-5 p.m.  
   Open House/Christmas Sale at other Specialty Shops:  Tammy’s Soap Shack-Main St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m;    
  Carole’s Flowers & Gifts-506 S East St. 9a.m.-5p.m.; Grandpa Snazzy’s-108 N Elm 9a.m.-4p.m.
Enjoy Church Services at one of the five local churches
Parade of Trees – Legion Hall    Noon-3 p.m.
Christmas Angel Tea – Christian Church     2-4 p.m.
    Open House/Wine Tasting at Cryin Creek Candles-4513 108th St – noon-6 p.m.;  
       Holiday Boutique & Fresh Christmas trees at Bloom Where You’re Planted 911 108th St – 1-5 p.m.

Prior to the weekend events, residents and businesses will participate in the Christmas decorating and lighting contest.

Annual Craft Show

When: Saturday, December 1, 2007
During the annual “Come Home for the Holidays” celebration
Where: United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall and Family Life Center
104 West Eldora
Weeping Water, NE
Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

All crafts, candles, clothing, home decorations, housewares, flea market items and collectibles are welcomed

$25.00 per table – payable in advance
No refunds

Doors will be open at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday Morning for set up.  Help will be available to assist vendors with carrying in displays.


Silent Auction

          Weeping Water Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a “Silent Auction” for the annual Come Home for the Holidays celebration. This will be the third year for the silent auction so we are expecting bigger and better things to come. One half of the proceeds will go towards the Weeping Water Ministerial Fund, which provides emergency funds for the area’s needy families or individuals on a needed basis. The other half of the profits will be donated to the Weeping Water Community Building Fund, which will benefit our entire community.

            So here is what you can do to help!

            Prepare a basket filled with goodies! Be creative! Theme baskets are always a hit. Some creative ideas are Kids Christmas baskets, baked goods baskets, dinner baskets, sports fan baskets, and pet supply baskets. Be sure to list the contents of the basket and the name of your club, organization, or business name on a card wither inside or outside the basket. Also include a minimum bid if necessary.

            You can deliver your basket to Tammy’s Soap Shack or the Law Offices anytime. The deadline for dropping off baskets is November 30th at 2:00 pm.

            Feel free to contact Doris, Barb, or Tammy with any questions or concerns about the auction.

Weeping Water FCCLA Food Drive
Who: Weeping Water FCCLA
What: A canned food drive for the Weeping Water Food Pantry
When: **Extended through November 16**
Where: Weeping Water High School. Students can bring the food items to school with them or anyone can bring food and drop it off near the main office.
Why: To stock the Weeping Water food pantry for the upcoming holiday season

Weeping Water FCCLA has already raised 1,765 cans! If the Junior High/High School bring in at least 500 more cans and the elementary donates at least 235 more cans, Superintendent Gegg has offered to still give us December 20th off of school! This is a great and easy way to give back to our community. Every little bit makes a difference!

List of needed items:
Canned soups
Canned vegetables
Canned beans
Canned meat (tuna, chicken, etc.)
Boxed meals (Hamburger Helper, Macaroni and Cheese, etc.)
Boxed cereals
Jelly or Jam
Peanut Butter
Paper Towels
Toilet Paper

**Note: Ramen Noodles will be accepted, but will not be counted as one item. 5 packages of Ramen Noodles will be counted as one item**  


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 Monday morning from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

**Story hour has been changed from Wednesday to Monday mornings**
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!


New Weeping Water Rescue Squad Members Wanted

Weeping Water Rescue is looking for a few good people to join the Rescue Squad!
• Must be of good moral character (State EMS rules).
• Must live in Weeping Water fire district (includes Manley).
• Must have been a resident for 6 months or more.
• Must be at least 19 years of age.
• Must be in good physical condition.
• You will start the “Ride Along Program.”
• You must have a membership approval to join the “Ride Along Program.”
• After the “Ride Along Program” is completed you can be approved to join the squad.
• If approved, you will attend an EMT training class.
• After completion, you must pass the National Registry Exam to become a State Certified EMT and become eligible to take care of patients.

Contact any Weeping Water Rescue Squad member or call 267-3405 to obtain further information and an application

Community News


WHAT: Tales of Wonder - A Musical Storytelling (a one-hour concert featuring songs and stories from the Creation to the Resurrection)

WHEN:  Saturday, November 17, 2007, 7:30PM

WHERE:  St. John the Baptist School gym, 500 South 18th Street, in Plattsmouth

PRESENTED BY:  The Church of the Holy Spirit Combined Youth and Adult Choirs

COST:  No charge (freewill donation benefits the parish music ministry and help replace the church sound system).

OTHER: Drawing for T-shirt/Christian music CD's.  Refreshments provided following the concert.

CONTACT INFO:  Terry Little at 402-296-4170 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


THIS IS IT!  ONE NIGHT ONLY!  DON'T BE LATE!:  “Tales of Wonder - A Musical of Storytelling” will be presented by the Church of the Holy Spirit combined Adult and Youth Choirs this coming Saturday, November 17, 7:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist School gym, located at 500 South 18th Street, Plattsmouth. Written by composer Marty Haugen, "Tales of Wonder" is a musical based around storytellers who sing faith stories spanning from the time of the Creation to the Resurrection.  It features a collection of uplifting and inspirational songs, and will be performed by a 48 member combined choir, including students from St. John School.  The one hour musical will be directed by Terry Little, Director of Music at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish. Ed and Gladys Jones will serve as the storytellers.  It is open to the public, and there is no charge.  Freewill donations will benefit the parish music ministry and will go towards replacing the church sound system.  Free drawing for Tales of Wonder T-shirt/Christian Music CD's.  Refreshments will be served afterwards.


2008 Weekly Drawing for 52 Weeks

$100 Winner Every Saturday!

Tickets are now on sale.

To purchase tickets, contact any Elmwood Volunteer Rescue Member:

Ed Blunt 994-3295, Miki Bruns 994-2770, Jennifer Brettmann, Theresa Brown, Mike Krass, John Oehlerking, Konia Jones, Ben Kastens, Jordan Peterson, Jen Kunz, and Jeff Clymer.


Fun Holidays of the Week-An excuse to celebrate everyday!!

·        Wednesday, November 14: Loosen up, Lighten up Day

·        Thursday, November 15: National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

·        Friday, November 16: National Fast Food Day

·        Saturday, November 17: World Peace Day

·        Sunday, November 18: William Tell Day

·        Monday, November 19: Play Monopoly Day

·        Tuesday, November 20: Universal Children’s Day




  • Wednesday, November 14
    • FCCLA Food Drive
    • NO School
    • School Board Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 15
    • FCCLA Food Drive
    • Junior High Boys basketball game @ Conestoga @ 5:30 p.m.
    • All-State Music Convention
  • Friday, November 16
    • FCCLA Food Drive
    • All-State Music Convention
    • High School Football Class C2 Finals @ Memorial Stadium @ 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, November 17
    • All-State Music Convention
    • Junior High boys basketball game @ Louisville @ 8:00 a.m.
  • Monday, November 19
    • Fall Story Hour @ Weeping Water Public Library @ 10:00 a.m.
    • Junior High boys basketball game @ Weeping Water @ 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 20
    • PTO meeting @ 7:00 p.m.