Weeping Water Nebraska



     The Weeping Water Indians won their last game of the season with a score of 12-2 on Thursday night in Weeping Water against the Elmwood-Murdock Knights.  With the rain coming down the whole game, it was a sloppy mess on the field!  The Indians, led by quarterback Darren Mason, drove all the way down the field on their first possession of the game to score a touchdown and put the first points on the scoreboard. 

     The rest of the game was a test to see who could hold onto the ball in the wet, slick, and muddy conditions.  Each team fumbled the ball many times with mixed results on recoveries. 

     At one point the Indians' mighty defense held the Knights back for four downs at their one-yard line.  The Knights' only score followed with a safety when Darren Mason was sacked in the endzone.

     After many more fumbles and recoveries, Mason intercepted a pass to score the final six points of the game. 

     What a great way to end a season! 



     Weeping Water's varsity volleyball girls travelled to Boys's Town Friday night to compete against Brownell-Talbot, St. Peter Claver, and Boys' Town.  The Indians were defeated by Brownell-Talbot in the first game, but came back to beat St. Peter Claver in two sets in the second game.

     The Lady Indians then defeated Boy's Town in two sets to come away from the quadrangle with two wins.



     The Weeping Water Junior Varsity girls volleyball team took second place in the annual Booster Club tournament.  The Lady Indians defeated the Conestoga Cougars in two sets and later defeated the Louisville Lions, also in two sets.

     Going into the tournament play with two wins, the Lady Indians were playing for first place against the Nebraska City Lourdes.  The Lourdes defeated the Indians in two very close sets. 






  The Weeping Water United Methodist Church

invites you to a FREE Halloween Dinner


When:  Sat., Oct. 31st

Time:  5:00-6:30 p.m.

Where:  United Methodist Church Fellowship Center


All parents and children are welcome


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



Featuring Devoted Sound, for youth on November 11, from 6:30 - 8PM at the United Methodist Church in Louisville. Mark your calendars and pass the word! 



 The Union United Methodist Church is holding a Rummage Sale and Harvest Soup Supper to raise funds to restore the church parsonage in order to utilize it for community services!

Sunday, November 1st

5:00-8:00 p.m.


Union United Methodist Church

2nd & B St.

Union, NE


Serving chili, chicken noodle soup, dessert, beverages and more!

Free will offering.


Furniture, Christmas decor, books, kitchen items,

baby clothes and much more!! $3 per bag!





Jennie Allen, daughter of Doug and Linda Allen of Louisville, will be receiving the Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program’s highest honor, Level 6 – Diamond, at the annual Achievement Party on Sunday, November 1 at the Expo Building on the Cass County fairgrounds, Weeping Water, Nebraska, beginning at 3:00 p.m.  This award is equivalent to the Boy Scout Eagle Scout Award.  The Diamond Clover Program was introduced into Nebraska 4-H in December, 2007, and Jennie will be Cass County’s first 4-Her to receive this honor.

 The Nebraska Diamond Clover Program is designed to encourage 4-H youth ages 8 – 19 to engage in a variety of projects and activities that will enable members to acquire the life skills necessary to lead successful lives as competent, caring and contributing citizens.  The program’s overall goal is to provide 4-H members a rich and diverse learning experience. The program consists of six levels that require a 4-H member to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate accomplishments.  The program is designed to enable every 4-H member willing to exert the effort an opportunity to be recognized, regardless of how they are involved in 4-H.  Jennie successfully completed all six levels as well as the community service project within Level 6.   Jennie’s Diamond Clover project contributed to the community of Louisville.  She chose to overhaul the local Flag Pole Garden at the Riverview Cemetery in Louisville due to the need for a permanent, deer resistant, more appealing garden.  Jennie researched plants, garden maintenance, and design to increase knowledge; met with several professionals for advice; met with and presented her proposal to the Louisville City Council for approval; contacted all necessary city personnel after approval; researched funding sources and solicited funds for the project; recruited and managed volunteers to help with the work; and made provisions for the project to continue through the efforts of her 4-H club.  Jennie has 110 hours invested in this project with over 100 hours of match time from youth and adults and $2,854.83 worth of donated labor. She was able to negotiate a 35% savings for flowers and had a total of $176.34 actual cost for flowers, supplies, and adornments.  Local organizations, city government, residents and visitors were pleased and impressed with the scope of her project and final result of her efforts.  Jennie would like to thank the Louisville City Council, community organizations, her parents, her 4-H club members and leaders and Diamond Clover Review Committee for funding, labor, donations and time for her Diamond Clover Project. 

Jennie has been active in 4-H for twelve years as a member of the Country Crickets 4-H Club and has served as a Junior Leader for six years and as a youth member of the Cass County 4-H Council for four years.  She is a 2009 graduate of Louisville High School and is currently attending Midlands Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska as an Anderson Scholar majoring in Business and is a member of the girls track team.


The public is invited to attend her celebration in conjunction with the Achievement Party.




JOIN 4-H FAMILIES from all across Cass County for an afternoon of recognition, great food and fun at the annual 4-H Achievement Party on Sunday (11/1) 3pm to 5pm in the  Expo Building on the Cass County fairgrounds. Meat and beverages are provided. Each family attending should bring a salad or dessert. This event is sponsored by the Cass County Bankers Association and the Cass County 4-H Council.
Non 4-H families are welcome -- this is a good way to check out what 4-H is all about. No reservation required. Dress is casual. For more information, contact the Cass County Extension office at 267-2205.


The Otoe County Genealogical Society will hold its November 12th meeting at the Morton-James Public Library. This meeting will welcome all new members into the society, and will also cover topics of interest concerning genealogical research in the Otoe County area. This meeting is open to all who are interested in joining the society, or just wish to attend to learn more about genealogical research in general.
During this meeting we will be conducting our quarterly Genealogy Internet Workshop, where we will be introducing our members to the valuable genealogical resources that are available on the Internet. This workshop is designed to assist those researchers who are unsure of how to locate their family's history online. So if you are new to the Internet and would like assistance in this area, please stop by and join us in our free workshop. Also, for those visitors that prefer to research their ancestors through more conventional means, the library's Genealogical Reference Room will be open at this time, and assistance will be provided by society members in this area as well.
Our society meets on the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm, and our meeting location alternates every other month between the Otoe County Museum of Memories in Syracuse, and the Morton-James Public Library in Nebraska City. To learn more about the society, please check out our website, or contact the Morton-James Public Library for more information.



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 announces that it will be holding a free Veterans Day concert on Sunday, November 8th at 2pm. The Colors will be proudly presented by Weeping Water Legion Post #237.  This concert is free and open to the public; no advanced reservations are required. 
The USAF Heartland of America Band’s "New Horizons" is a clarinet ensemble, featuring five of the squadron’s excellent clarinet players.  The group’s repertoire consists of classical, jazz and standard clarinet ensemble literature showcasing its musical diversity.  At home in large auditoriums or in more intimate chamber concert settings, New Horizons takes audiences on a tour of some of the world’s most beautiful and exciting music.  Each member of the group is a full-time Air Force professional.  Together they render the perfect blend of tone and musicianship.
The Lofte invites everyone to come and enjoy this moving patriotic event.  Bring your favorite veteran.  Join us to remember those who have served, or are currently serving their country far from home. 
Limited concessions will be available during this event.  For questions or driving directions, please visit the Lofte’s website, www.Lofte.com, or call the box office at (402) 234-2553.   



The Old Avoca Schoolhouse

"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.






Sat., Oct. 31:

  • Halloween
  • FREE dinner for trick-or-treaters and their families at the United Methodist Church in Weeping Water from 5:00 until 6:30 p.m. 

Mon., Nov. 2:

  • Girls Varsity Volleyball Subdistricts

Tues., Nov. 3:

  • Girls Varsity Volleyball Subdistricts



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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