Weeping Water Nebraska







As most of you know, the community of Weeping Water lost one of its youth in August.  Jonna Schwartz would have been a junior this year at Weeping Water High School. A group of Weeping Water citizens have banded together to raise funds for the family to help pay for medical and funeral expenses and they are in need of much help. Three fundraisers have been planned and they need volunteers to make them successful.

  • September 29th--during the High School volleyball triangular they will be running the concession stand and serving pizza out of the kitchen. Volunteers to work in the concession stand or kitchen or to donate baked items would be helpful.
  • October 16th and 17th--Community-wide Garage Sale. This sale will be held in the Multi-Purpose room of the school. Please consider donating any items that you aren't using anymore. A bake sale is also being planned for this day and donations of baked good would be appreciated. Again, volunteers are needed to work at the sale.
  • December 19th--during the High School boys' and girls' basketball games with Nebraska City Lourdes they will again be running the concession stand and having a soup supper. Volunteers are needed to work in the concession stand and the kitchen and to donate soup or baked goods.

We all need to come together to help this family in their time of need. Let's show our children what it means to be part of a community that cares about each other and will go the extra mile to help their neighbors!

If you are willing to help with any of the events, please contact Jodi Nash at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 867-4130, or Dawn Bickford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 267-5198/239-5514.




The centerpiece of Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm is the late 1800s

barn which houses a gift shop, snack counter, and party loft.


Bloom Where You're Planted

Farm & Pumpkin Patch


911-108th St., Avoca, NE  68307

Contact:    Terry or Teresa Lorensen;  home:  402-267-4104,

cell:  402-840-2207 or 402-840-2202
Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm Announces New Attractions for Fifth Season
            Guests attending the fifth-annual Pumpkin Festival at Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm, rural Avoca, NE, will be treated to some new attractions this season.  The pumpkin patch and agri-entertainment venue has been expanded for 2009 to include hay rides and the newly renovated Schoolhouse Café.  
          “For many people, when they think of the ultimate pumpkin patch experience they envision a hay ride out to the pumpkin field.  We are very excited to finally be able to offer this experience to our customers,” say farm owners Terry and Teresa Lorensen. 
A certified concession kitchen has been added to the 1890’s one-room schoolhouse which the Lorensens moved to the farm and restored last year.  Guests can order from the lunch menu which includes hot sandwiches and homemade pie, and then enjoy their meal at tables in the authentically restored classroom.
“This is a one-of-a-kind dining experience.  While we’ve been serving lunch for the past three seasons, having a certified kitchen and a building dedicated to the Café will allow us to better serve our customers, will make work easier for our employees, and should offer us new opportunities to produce our own baked goods and food mixes in the future,” Teresa Lorensen said.
          Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm’s Pumpkin Festival runs every Friday through Sunday from September 19th to November 1st.  Hours are 1:00-6:00 p.m. Fridays and 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.  The farm is open at other times by appointment for field trips and parties.  The $4.00 admission charge includes access to all the attractions on the farm, including the opportunity for every visitor to take a hay ride. 
          For a complete schedule of events, which include special days such as Military Family Weekend, Doggy Day to benefit the Capital Humane Society, and Ag Day with the Conestoga High School FFA, visit the farm’s website, www.BloomPumpkinPatch.com

Additional Information
           For more information about Bloom Where You‘re Planted Farm, visit their website, www.BloomPumpkinPatch.com, or call 402-267-4104. 

The farm is located at 911 - 108th St., rural Avoca, NE;  27 miles east of Lincoln or 30 miles south of Omaha.  Take US Hwy. 34 to 108th Street, then travel ½ mile north.


A complete lunch menu is now offered in the former

Center Hill District 94/105 one-room schoolhouse. 


The Old Avoca Schoolhouse

A Sightreading Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2009, from

 1 PM - 3 PM in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in picturesque Avoca,

Nebraska.  This will be a wonderful opportunity  to play with other music

 students, and sightread music that you've never seen before, and don't

 have to ever see again.  During the workshop, musicians will  be discussing

 how to negotiate new compositions with minimum stress, and maximum

music.  The beauty of this workshop is that all you have to do is show up.

  There is no preparation necessary, although pre-registration is required,

and there is a $20.00 fee. 


Greenblatt & Seay proudly announce the THIRTEENTH ANNUAL

 SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE.  This historical, hysterical event will

take place on Sunday, October 11, at 2:30 PM, in the auditorium of the Old

 Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse.  In the Open Division, fiddlers will play a

hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice.  There will also be other divisions of

 competition available for the adventurous fiddlers, including a Singing

Fiddler's Contest, a Twin Fiddler's Contest, a Fee-Fi-Faux Fiddler's

Contest (fiddle tunes played on any instrument other than a fiddle), and a

Hocus-Pocus Contest (cross-tuning, sound effects, dancing, etc.), which will

 give fiddlers an opportunity to play tunes that are usually not allowed in

any other contest.  The prizes for the winners in the Open Division are

$100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd place, and $25 for 3rd place.  Prizes will also

 be awarded for 1st place in the other contests. Registration for contestants

starts at 1:30 PM the day of the FIDDLING BEE.  Admission is $5.00 for

adults and $1.00 for children.  Fiddlers and their back-ups are admitted for


For more information, call 402-275-3221,
log on to
www.greenblattandseay.com, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Debby Greenblatt, championship fiddler and fiddle book author, will be giving

 a  “Fiddle Master Class” on Saturday, October 24, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  This

informative, entertaining event is sponsored by the Big Muddy Fiddle Club.

  Participants may either play a tune they are working on for the group and get

 some coaching from Debby or ask a question about style, technique, or

fiddle music in general.  Master classes give every one a chance to get some

 help and support in their fiddling, while the whole group benefits from the

teaching.  Any skill level may participate.  Not brave enough to perform in

front of the group? Listeners may also register to sit in on the session and

pick up some tips.  The workshop will be held at the home of Jim Harvey, 518

 S 88th St, Omaha, Nebraska.  Seating is limited, register early!  Jamming

will follow from 4:00—6:00 p.m. free of charge!  Coffee and snacks will be

provided.  Questions?  Contact Mary Pat Kleven, 402-490-6710,

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(Participant fee: $15 (member) $25 (non-member);

Listener fee $8 (member) $10 (non-member).

Make checks payable to “Big Muddy Fiddle Club” and mail to treasurer

Dan Kane, 14518 Oak Street, Omaha, NE 68144)














B-Team (3rd-4th graders) play at 2pm. 

A-Team (5th & 6th graders) play right after them around 3pm
9/13 @ Weeping Water vs Palmyra
9/20 @ Weeping Water vs Louisville
9/27 @ JCC (Tecumseh)
10/4 @ Weeping Water vs Syracuse
10/11 @ Elmwood/Murdock





The Junior High Volleyball girls opened their season against

Malcolm on Monday night.  The A Team won their game in two

 sets and the B Team lost their game in two sets.  Good job on

 your first games girls!










The Junior Varsity Football team played the Malcolm Clippers on Monday

 night.  The Indians put out a great effort, but ended the game with a 6-8 loss.









Weeping Water PTO 


          The Weeping Water PTO (Parent-Teacher Organization) is


 selling stadium chairs again in order to earn money to purchase


 items for the elementary school.  The PTO has purchased many


 items for the school over the years such as new playground


equipment and many classroom supplies.  The stadium chairs cost


 $40 for one and $75 for two.  They hold up to 350 lbs and are


 very good quality.  What a great idea for Christmas gifts!  If you


are interested in purchasing some chairs, please call Brandy


Ahrens, PTO president, at 297-0876.  Thank you for your support.





 Thurs., Sept. 17:

  • Varsity/JH Cross Country--Bennington Invite @ 4:30 p.m.
  • Girls Varsity Softball--WW Triangular vs. Wilber Clatonia/Friend @ Home @ 4:30 p.m.
  • Girls JH Volleyball vs. Fort Calhoun @ Home @ 5:00 p.m.
  • Girls C, JV, & Varsity Volleyball @ Conestoga @ 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30 p.m.

 Fri., Sept. 18:

  • Boys Football vs. Scribner-Snyder @ Home @ 7:00 p.m.

 Sat., Sept. 19:

  • Girls Varsity Softball--Arlington Tourney @ 9:00 a.m. 
  • First day of the season for "Bloom Where You're Planted"
  • Annual Manley Games

 Mon., Sept. 21:

  • Girls JH Volleyball vs. Louisville @ Home @ 4:00 p.m.
  • Boys JH Football vs. Palmyra @ Home @ 4:00 p.m.
  • Girls JV & Varsity Softball vs. Ashland Greenwood @ Home @ 5:00  & 6:30 p.m.
  • Boys JV Football vs. Palmyra @ Home @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Girls C & JV Volleyball vs. Louisville @ Home @ 6:00 & 7:00 p.m.

Tues., Sept. 22:

  • Varsity/JH Cross Country--Malcolm Invitational @ 4:30 & 5:00 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 26:

  • Weeping Water Fall Festival


Please let me know if you have any news that you would like to be featured in the weekly newsletter.  I would love to include any events, news, and/or pictures for the community to enjoy. 

Dawn Randall

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