Weeping Water Nebraska




Work on the Weeping Water auditorium resumed last week with construction crews

 removing the sidewalks and windows on the north and east sides on the building. 

It's nice to see work progressing on this renovation project. 


 Please remember to drive safely while in this area and give the construction workers

and their equipment plenty of room to maneuver. 







Feed the Children is bringing a semi load of food and hygiene products to the First Christian Church in Louisville on Thursday, October 29, from 10 AM - ??? If you have a need, please send your name. address, and phone number to Pastor Stander , 9096 358th St., Murdock, NE. 68407 ASAP.  These items are for anybody in Cass County and there are no strings attached.   Just show up or we will deliver to those who are unable to drive or have health issues.

 No candle which God lights was ever meant to burn alone.
J. C. Ryle




Sarpy Cass Department of Health and Wellness has successfully administered its

supply of Seasonal Flu vaccine and will not hold clinics on October 19th and

October 22nd. If you are in need of a seasonal flu vaccine, please see your physician. 








The NEW Palmetto State Quartet
will be performing at the
Weeping Water Christian Church
306 West H St.
Weeping Water, NE  68463
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009
7:00 p.m.



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
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. 

Grant Writing Workshop

Zero to Grant Proposal in 2 Weeks
North Platte Community College
November 2-11, 2009
Monday & Wednesday evenings, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
COST: $95.00
Do you want to make something incredible happen in your community? Have you thought about applying for grant funding but were baffled by how to start? Then this workshop is for you. Participants will be guided step-by-step through the process of researching potential funders to completing a proposal package. Come to the workshop with a project idea in hand. Participants have the potential to leave the last day of the workshop with a general proposal for their project!
Day 1– Nov 2
Understanding the Grant Writing Process, Finding the Right Funder, Basic Components of a Proposal, Managing the Grant Seeking Process
Day 2– Nov 4
Problem Statements, Organizational History, Partners, Logic Model
Day 3– Nov 9
Program Design, Timelines, Program Outputs, Program Evaluations
Day 4– Nov 11
Budgets, The Match Game, Attachments, Letter, Letters Everywhere!, Follow-up and Follow-thru
Register today! Contact Melissa at 308.535.3682 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The registration deadline is October 26th.




The Lofte Community Theatre

proudly presents 


"Lie, Cheat and Genuflect" 

Grandpa's passed away and it's time to read the will!  The Lofte Community Theatre opens the hilarious comedy, "Lie, Cheat and Genuflect" on October 9. 
The fast-paced farce, written by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore revolves around the two "black sheep" of the wealthy Buckle family.  Two bumbling brothers  fell out of their grandfather's favor several years ago, and know they don't have a chance at receiving any money.  But, due to a string of unfortunate bets at the track, they're in debt to a low-rent loan shark.  In their desperation, the brothers cook up a scheme to have one of them pose as their grandfather's favorite, a female cousin who happens to be a nun!  A cast of colorful characters including a wine-swilling maid and a rookie lawyer add to the mayhem.  Director Kevin Colbert suggests a PG-13 rating for the production, and advises that some situations may not be suitable for very young children. 
Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water plays the scheming brother, Tom, who has all the answers.  Have you ever seen a nun with five o'clock shadow?  A Lofte favorite, Jamion Biesterfeld of Louisville will spend half his time as brother Billy and the other half as the fictitious "Sister Fernando."  Other cast members include Anne Pope and Christina Tipken of Eagle, Shari Hoelker of Omaha, Dave Hibler and Kevin Holdorf of Manley.


Kevin Colbert and Jamion Biesterfeld will "Lie, Cheat and Genuflect" to get their Grandfather's fortune!
Performance dates are Oct 9-11, 16-18 and 22-25.  Curtain times are
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.  Tickets are $16 and may be purchased by calling the Lofte box office at (402) 234-2553 or online at www.Lofte.com.  



The Lofte Community Theatre near Manley announces that it will be holding open auditions for their holiday production, "Uh-oh, Here Comes Christmas."  Auditions will be held at the theater on Monday, October 19 and Tuesday, October 20 at 7PM, and will consist of cold readings from the script.  The production will be directed by Kevin Colbert.
Several holiday stories from Robert Fulghum, best-selling author of "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" have been crafted into an engaging evening of storytelling and song. This takes a poignant look at the struggle to find the spirit of the holidays amid the glut of commercialism that crashes down every December.  Parts are available for 3 men and 2 women of various ages.  A pianist is also needed for the production as it does contain some musical selections. 
Performance dates are December 4-6, 11-13 and 17-20.   Questions may be addressed to Director Kevin Colbert by calling the theater, (402) 234-2553 or by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The Old Avoca Schoolhouse


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)


"Fiddle Workshop for Folks Who Have Never Fiddled" 

For folks who have never played a fiddle or violin, and are brave enough to try, come to the

 Schoolhouse Fiddle Workshop for Folks Who Have Never Fiddled.  Championship fiddler and

fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt, will share some hints about beginning fiddling, shopping

 for a fiddle, reading music, playing by ear, etc.  Fiddles will be available for participants to play,

 and source lists and advice for further study will be provided.  The Workshop takes place on

Saturday, November 7, 2009, 1 PM - 3 PM, in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, Nebraska. 

Pre-registration is required, enrollement is limted, and there is a $20.00 fee.  For more

information, call 402-275-3221, or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..





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.





Tues., Oct. 20:

  • Girls Volleyball Elmwood-Murdock Invitational @ 5:00 p.m.
  • The NEW Palmetto State Quartet @ Christian Church @ 7:00 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 21:

  • Steak & Pork Chop Dinnat @ Congregational Church in W.W.  5:00-8:00 p.m.

Thurs., Oct. 22:

  • Boys Football vs. Elmwood-Murdock @ home @ 7:00 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 23:

  • Girls Volleyball Boystown Triangular @ 4:00 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 24:

  • Girls JV Volleyball Booster Tournament @ 9:00 a.m.
  • Salad Luncheon & Bazarre @ North Branch Lutheran Church (Avoca)  11:00-12:30 p.m.
  • "Fiddle Master Class" at the Avoca Schoolhouse 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 25:

  • Turkey & Ham Dinner @ St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Manley 11:00-1:00 p.m.

Mon., Oct. 26:

  • Girls JV/C Volleyball vs. Johnson County Central @ home @ 5:00/6:00 p.m.

Tues., Oct. 27:

  • Girls Varsity Volleyball Triangular @ Omaha Central Academy @ 5:30 p.m.



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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