Weeping Water Nebraska


Be sure to stop by Weeping Water this Saturday, September 28, 2013 and enjoy this years Fall Festival.  Events start at 9am.  A day of fun, food and music, sponsored by the Weeping Water Chamber of Commerce.

Registration forms for the Scavenger Hunt may be picked up at City Hall during the week of September 23-28.  Completed forms must be turned in at the Auditorium (Gibson Hall) by 4pm on September 28.  A random drawing will be held for two $50 Chamber Bucks Certificates.  Must be 16 or older to participate.  One entry per person.  Need not be present to win.

The public is welcome to vote for their favorite scarecrow at City Hall during the week of the 23-27 or vote at the Auditorium on September 28 during the craft show between 9am and 4pm.  Scarecrows will be displayed around town between September 25-28.  Prize awards will be attached to the winning scarecrows shortly after the voting ends and cash awards of $50 for 1st place, $25 for second place, and $10 for 3rd place will be forwarded to the winners within the following week.  Additional information regarding the Scarecrow Contest can be obtained by contacting Kay Gerdes and/or Linda Fleming at 402-267-5152.

Tammy Cavanaugh (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) has over 20 vendors available for the Indoor/Outdoor Craft Show to be held from 9am-4pm.  Tammy is also in charge of the Silent Auction, which will be displayed and offered for silent bids at the auditorium.  Bids will close at 3pm.  Everyone is encouraged to prepare a basket or box of goods for this event as proceeds will go toward local community projects.

Museum Tours of Heritage House Museum and Memory Lane Museum will be offered throughout the day.

Rope making and blacksmithing demonstrations will be provided throughtout the day.

Children can be entertained with the pumpkin painting and fall craft projects being provided at the Gazebo.

A Show N Shine non-judged free event, which is open to all types of vehicles, street rods, antiques, classic cars, muscle cars, motorcycles, trucks and tractors will be held on Eldora Avenue from 11am-4pm.  Contact Beau Flint at 402-297-6660 to pre-register.

The After Prom Group will sponsor bingo from 2-4pm at the Community Center.

Throughout the day, there will be a Pumpkin Festival from 10am-6pm at the nearby Bloom Where You're Planted Farm located at 911 S 108th Street, Avoca.

Fall Community Garage Sales are also scheduled for the 28th, which will also add to all of the community's activities.  Contact Lisa Hohn at 402-267-4685 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be included in the community listing and map.

For additional information, contact any of the listed numbers, check out www.WeepingWaterChamber.org or call 402-267-5152.


Fall Festival

Fall Festival_pg2

Fall Festival_pg3

Fall Festival_pg4



Senior Citizen Meals at the Community Center

101 W Eldora Ave  Suite 3

start serving at 11am

contact Ruth Vogt at 402-267-5303

to reserve a meal or schedule a delivery

September 25, 2013

baked chicken

mash potatoes/gravy

green beans


birthday cake

ice cream

September 27, 2013



cottage cheese/peaches

corn chips

applesauce bar

September 30, 2013


green beans

lettuce salad

garlic bread

pumpkin bar

October 2, 2013

cheddar loafs

boiled potatoes

country blend

carrot salad


Blakes Pharmacy will be providing free flu shots to all Medicare patients on Monday, October 7, 2013 from 11am-noon at the Community Center, 101 W Eldora Ave, Suite 3, Weeping Water.  Please bring your Medicare card with you.

Shots will be offered to non-Medicare patients at a cost of $25.



Seventh-Annual "Doggy Day" Planned at Bloom Where You're Planted Farm

On Saturday, October 5th, Bloom Where You're Planted Farm is going to the dogs for an event to benefit Happy Paws Animal Advocacy and the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter.

Farm owners Terry and Teresa Lorensen are inviting visitors to bring their canine companions to the farm for a day of exercise and exciting farm sights and smells.  Doggy admission is $5.00 and all doggy admission proceeds will be donated to the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter and Happy Paws, a pet advocacy group that supports the shelter.  Donation jars will be in place so that even those who don't bring a dog can still participate.

Volunteers from the organizaitons will be on-site throughout the day with literature and pets which can be adopted from the shelter.

"Many of the animals we have here at the farm, including our dogs and cats, have been adopted, and we want to help other animals who need new homes," said Teresa Lorensen.  "It's a cause we care a lot about."

Bloom Where You're Planted Farm is located at 911-108th St., rural Avoca, NE.  Their annual pumpkin patch festival runs through October 27th.  Hours are Fridays 1-6pm and Saturday/Sundays 10am-6pm.  For more information and a complete listing of events at the farm, visit their website, www.bloompumpkinpatch.com.

Additional Information

Bloom Where You're Planted 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 1/2 mile north.  Visit www.BloomPumpkinPatch.com for a map, directions, and a calendar of special events, or call 402-267-4104.

The farm is owned and operated by Terry and Teresa Lorensen, and has been  in Teresa's family since 1944.  The farm and pumpkin patch opened to the public in 2005.


First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has two new support groups.

Life Management meets at 6pm Thursday nights.  This group is for anyone who experiences depression, any mental health or spiritual issue, or just plain coping with life.  This group is led by Rev. Dr. James McReynolds, pastor since 2005.  Pastor holds M.Div., D.Min. degrees from Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Psy.D from the University of Oxford in England.  He is a licensed mental practitioner in Nebraska and a certified spiritual director.

On Tuesday mornings at 10am, Dr. McReynolds leads an ecumenical support group for people who are more than 55 years of age.  The goal is to find happiness and taking risks and trusting God as we grow older.  Common myths of aging, aptitudes, transititions, retirement, the family system, relationships, money, mature faith, and sharing with new friends.

First Christian Church is located north of the Weeping Water Post Office.


Care Manager

Cass/Sarpy Area

The Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging is establishing a satellite office in the Cass/Sarpy area.  ENOA has an opportunity available for a Care Manager with experience and knowledge of services and resouces offered in the Cass/Sarpy area.  This Care Manager will launch the satellite office and be responsible for assessing needs of older adults to identify services to maintain and/or enhance their independence.  Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field, or Registered Nurse, driver's license, and care with car insurance required.  Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm.

Pick up an application at:

Human Resources

900 South 74th Plaza - room 106

Omaha, NE  68114


or Apply online at: enhsajobs.com



Cruizin main




defense class




sunset banquet




Safety Seat_Inspection