Weeping Water Nebraska

Come Home For the Holidays

      Included in this week's newsletter are new pictures from the Come Home for the Holidays Celebration, updated information on upcoming town events, and important notices for the citizens of Weeping Water. Also, look forward to results and pictures of Weeping Water High School's One Act performances in next week's newsletter! 


Come Home for the Holidays Celebration

Despite the icy and freezing outdoors on Saturday morning, Weeping Water's annual Come Home for the Holidays Celebration took place. I had a wonderful time walking around town enjoying the pretty scenery the weather had made and all of the lovely decorations around town. I managed to take some pictures of some of the fun activities going on around town on Saturday.


Santa and Mrs. Claus came to the Legion Hall Saturday. Pitcured is Peyton Barrett telling Santa what she wants for Christmas.

kuyg.jpgParticipants in the tree decorating contest, which were on display at the Legion Hall.

.kjhljk.jpg  Cookie contest competition entries were displayed at the Methodist Church. Mrs. Bickford's 2nd grade's cookie competition entry.


 Miss Tuxhorn's Kindergartener's cookie competition entry.
 One of many craft show booths in the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
            Sam Colbert helping serve soup for the Soup Supper, which was held in the Masonic Temple's basement.
Holiday Scramble
Join the fun of the “Holiday Scramble” in Weeping Water. Entry forms can be picked up at any participating Chamber of Commerce business. Contest dates run from November 27 through December 27, 2007. Drawings for ten $50 gift certificates (redeemable at any Weeping Water Chamber of Commerce business) will be held on December 28, 2007. You need not be present to win. Participants will visit the business to receive one word, which will be a part of the “Holiday Scramble.” Once you obtain all seven words, unscramble the words to form the designated phrase and either write or tape the phrase in the boxes provided on the “entry form.” Complete the form by filling in your name, address, and telephone number and drop off the completed form in the Gold Box at either Farmers & Merchants Bank or Heartland Community Bank.

Winter Theatre Season

Mahoney State Park 2007-2008

Winter Theatre Season

Christmas in Her Heart

By: Walt Vail


December 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Showtimes: Friday and Saturday-7:30 p.m. Sunday-2:00 p.m.

Show only tickets: $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 12 and under

Dinner and show: $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under


For reservations call: 402-944-2523 ext. 7122


Holiday Garbage Collection

There will be NO garbage collection on Tuesday, December 25th and Tuesday, January 1st.

Everyone in the community will have their garbage picked up on Friday, December 28th and Friday, January 4th.

Bloom Where You’re Planted ChristmasTrees
 Save gas and buy your fresh Christmas tree locally this year.  Bloom Where You're Planted Farm has a fresh delivery of Nebraska-grown, pre-cut Scotch pines priced at $25.00 each.  Trees range from 5.5-8 ft. and will be sold during "Christmas in the Country", the farm's holiday boutique event.  Owners Terry and Teresa Lorensen say, "Our trees are grown in southeast Nebraska and are cut just a few days before our opening day. Trees sold by large retailers are cut weeks earlier and can’t compete with the freshness of our trees. And, since our trees aren’t trucked hundreds of miles to get here, it’s better for the environment!"  Bloom Where You're Planted Farm will be open from Nov. 24-Dec. 9, Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.  The farm is located at 911-108th St., rural Avoca.  To get there from Weeping Water, take the spur south of town to Hwy. 34, then 3 miles east and 1/2 mi. north.  Call 267-4104 or visit www.bloompumpkinpatch.com for more information.  

Library Board Meeting

Library board meetings for the Weeping Water Public Library have been changed from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. every other month.

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!

Precise Ice Learn to Skate

            Mahoney State Park is part of an official U.S.F.S.A. program for ages 4+ for learning to skate. The lessons take place on Saturdays. There are two sessions to choose from, the first on Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Jan. 5, and 12 with your choice of 8:50-9:40 a.m. or 9:50-10:40 a.m. with a cost of $70.00. The second session is available on Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, March 1, and 8 with a choice of 8:50-9:40 a.m. or 9:50-10:40 a.m. with a cost of $80.00. Add an annual fee of $9.50 for a required year’s membership in the USFSA and administration costs. Skate rental is available from the park for $3.00. A park permit is also needed for entry into Mahoney State Park.             Applications for the program are available at Weeping Water Public School. Send the completed application and check to: Precise Ice
5144 N. 90th Street
Omaha, NE 68134  For more information call 402-571-3030 
Community News
Ringing in the Season
The dynamic duo of Dee and Nancy have the BUILD Events Committee revved up for another memorable Christmas in Louisville with the
3rd Annual Ringing in the Season Event Saturday December 8th.
Businesses are notified, that it is time to register your tree
For the Christmas Tree Lane
If you remember right,
Physicians Clinic won 2 years in a row in '05, and '06 so Care Center, and Farmers Bank, Workman Precast, WireBuilt..
I guess it is time to take it up a notch!
Open Hearts Kitchen Date: Thursday, February 15, and every Thursday after that Place: First United Methodist Church (702 Main Street) Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Price: FREE Menu: Soup, sandwiches, vegetables, fresh fruit, drinks, and dessert Details: Is your family struggling to make ends meet? Do you have to skimp on meals or skip meals just to get by? If so, you are invited to the Open Hearts Kitchen. No questions asked, no judgements made, no lectures given, just good food and good fellowship
December 13, 7pm – Platteview High School's Winter Concert
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.
Dec. 6 – Elementary Winter Concert at 7:00 p.m.


  • Thursday, December 6: High School Boys and Girls Basketball game ( C) @ Weeping Water @ 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. High School Wrestling (JV,V) @ Fort Calhoun @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 8: Junior High Boys Basketball game @ Weeping Water @ 8:00 a.m. High School Wrestling (JV, V) @ Raymond Central @ 9:30 a.m. High School Boys and Girls basketball game (Boys “C”, Girls JV, Boys and Girls Varsity) @ Concordia @ 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, December 10: Junior High Boys basketball game @ Weeping Water @ 4:30 p.m. City Council meeting @ 6:00 p.m. Fall Story Hour @ WW Public Library @ 10:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, December 11: High School Boys and Girls Basketball game (JV, V) @ Elmwood-Murdock @ 4:45, 4:45, 6:15, 7:30 High School Wrestling Cass County Quad (JV, V) @ Plattsmouth @ 5:30 p.m.
 Fun Holidays of the Week-An excuse to celebrate everyday!!
  • Wednesday, December 5: International Volunteer Day
  • Thursday, December 6: Mitten Tree Day
  • Friday, December 7: National Fire Safety Day
  • Saturday, December 8: Bad Hair Day
  • Sunday, December 9: National Pastry Day
  • Monday, December 10: Human Rights Day
  • Tuesday, December 11: Jack Frost Day