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September 19 , 2007

Skyler Jon Bennett Benefit
Skyler Jon was born January 27, 2007 with a rare birth defect called Gastroschisis. This birth defect caused Skyler’s stomach and intestines to be displaced outside his body. Please come to this fun event to help support this family and help out with the expensive medical costs. Skyler is the son of Jon and Kristyn Bennett. He is the grandson of Renee Sheehan and Wes Redden.

When: Saturday, September 29, 2007
Time: 5:00 pm-11:00 pm
Where: 4-H Building at the Cass County Fairgrounds

Music provided by Dusty Blue Band
Auction and Drawings!
Food will be provided
Free will donation at the door


Car Seat Safety Partners to “Round Up” Recalled Child Restraints
An important consideration for parents and caregivers of young children is the age, history, and condition of their childrens’ safety seats.  This is why Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass County and Alegent Health are teaming up to hold an important child restraint safety event.
When: Saturday, September 22, 2007
Time: 9:00 pm- 12:30 pm
Where: Shadow Lake Town Center in Papillion
Located on Highway 370at 72nd Street

The free car seat check up event will offer the first fifty participants a $10 Shadow Lake Towne Center gift card when a safety seat that is greater than six years of age or has been recalled by the manufacturer is donated.  The donated seats will then be crushed and destroyed at a later date. 

The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) recommends replacing car seats and booster seats six years from the manufacture date and the National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) states that child safety seats should not be used if the history is unknown.

Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass County and Alegent Health provide car seat inspections throughout the year as well. To find an inspection site or certified technician near you, or for more information, visit www.safekidsnebraska.org.


Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm and Pumpkin Patch 7
Open September 22-October 28, 2007
Friday: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Family Fun, Kids’ Activities, Food,
And Shopping

It’s free to shop in the pumpkin barn and gift shop.
Just $3.00 to enjoy all of the other attractions!
(Children 2 & under FREE!)

½ mile north of Hwy. 34, rural Avoca, NE
911-108th St. Avoca, NE 68307
Phone: 267-4104




Community Attitude Surveys

Volunteers from the City of Weeping Water will be distributing Community Attitude Surveys between September 17th and 27th. City Officials are requesting community participation and cooperation in cooperation in completing the survey, which is a crucial step in seeking funding from local, regional, state, and federal funding to plan and complete a variety of community and economic development projects. Such improvements may include, but are not limited to, street improvement, water and sewer system improvements, housing rehabilitation activities, cultural, park and recreation improvements, planning studies and economic development initiatives. Many of these programs require a local match, which is why city officials want to know what areas or issues residents feel are in need of improvement. Community input will allow city officials to more officially allocate limited resources for maximum public benefit. All survey results will be kept confidential and will be tabulated by an independent professional organization. Compiled results of the survey will by discussed at a public meeting to be scheduled in October of 2007. These surveys are very important for our town, make sure to take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to help out the community. Any questions or concerns regarding the survey may be directed to City Hall at 267-5152.


Weeping Water to be Featured in Book

The town of Weeping Water has been chosen for the honor of being included in a book that is going to be printed in July. The book is about towns with unique names and histories. Only 1,000 copies will be available for sale and since our town included in the book we get priority for ordering. The book is $19.95 plus $3.50 for mailing and handling.

The book is divided into the eight sections of the country, with the towns within each section in alphabetical order. There are also at least 30 color photographs from 30 different towns. If you are interested in purchasing a book, e-mail Sam Drash at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Be sure to include your name and the address you would like the book or books to be sent to.

9Little League Football
Weeping Water Little League football plays all their games on Sundays at 2:00 pm.
· September 23rd @ Louisville
· September 30th vs. Palmyra @ Weeping Water
Be sure to come and support the future high school football players!

Fall Story Hour11

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 Wednesday morning from 10:00-11:00am
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!

12Hunter Education Class

Who: Anyone 11 yrs. or older
When: Tuesday, September 18th, 6:00pm-9:30pm
Thursday, September 20th, 6:00pm-9:30pm
Saturday, September 22nd, 8:00am-Noon
Where: Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
104 W Eldora Ave.
Weeping Water, NE
Contact: John Wessels
Day (402) 267-2285
Chuck Switzer
Eve (402) 267-4075
Ron Herman
Day (402) 267-0364
Eve (402) 267-5365
Sponsored by Farmers and Merchants Bank


Attention Dancers! 14

Amanda Flanagan is now taking registrations for the 2007-2008 dance year. Classes for students age three years old and up will be offered in tap, jazz, and ballet. Classes will be held at 103 Northeast Street in Weeping Water.

Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and possibly Saturday mornings. Classes are one hour once a week with a recital at the end of the year. Classes will average our to four per month at $20.00 a month due at the first class of each month. After registrations are returned I will be putting classes together and mail out further information for each student. If you have any questions please call Amanda at 402-616-6952.

If interested please return a registration form available at the school and other businesses in town to:
Amanda Flanagan
201 East Eldora
Weeping Water, NE 68463
To the Head Start Room at Weeping Water School

Community News


Moving / Garage Sale

When: Saturday, September 29th (Rain or Shine!)
Time: Starts 8:00 a.m. 
Where: 204 East C Street, Elmwood
Directions:  At CD’s Express, one block East, Grey house with fence on the NE corner.  Garage is on the North side off the alley.  
 Items include: Crib with Mattress, Baby Walker, High Chair, Stroller, Playpen, Baby linens, Children’s Toys & Games, Chairs:  Recliner / Rockers, Day Bed
Lawn Chairs, 6 White Stackable Lawn Chairs w/cover, Folding Chairs, Upholstered Bar Stools, TV Trays, Small End Tables, Lamps, Vacuum, Stereo w/speakers, Boys Bicycle, Car Bicycle Rack, Coiled Hoses, Sprinklers, Book Case, Books, Lrg. Round Table w/formica top (seats 6-8), 6 Upholstered Stack Chairs, 2 Electric Space Heaters, Red Metal Lanterns, Scroll Saw, Weight Machine, Refrigerator w/Beer Tap, Small Upright Freezer, Kitchen, Linens, & Much Misc. Items, Holiday Décor, and a whole bunch more!! 

Girl Scouts - Sign Up Today!
Any girl in grades K-6 interested in signing up for Girl Scouts can do so by calling Michele Nickolson at 944-8175
or 670-1785 or Sheri Warner at 234-5350


Fun Holidays of the Week-An excuse to celebrate everyday!!
~ I found a wonderful website full of funny holidays for every day of the year so I decided to share these silly holidays with all of you!~

  • Wednesday, September 19: National Butterscotch Pudding Day
  • Thursday, September 20: International Student Day
  • Friday, September 21: World Gratitude Day
  • Saturday, September 22: National Hunting and Fishing Day
  • Monday, September 23: First Day of Fall
  • Tuesday, September 24: Anniversary of the First Toy Store Opened



  • Wednesday, September 19
    • Children’s story hour @ Weeping Water library @ 10:00 am
  • Thursday, September 20
    • Junior High/High School cross country meet @ Fort Calhoun @ 4:30 pm
    • High School softball game (JV, V) @ Nehawka @ 5:00, 6:30 pm
    • High School volleyball game (C, JV, V) @ Weeping Water @ 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 pm
    • Hunter Education Class @ 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 22
    • High School softball NCC Tournament @ Nehawka TBA
    • High School volleyball Louisville Booster Tournament @ 9:00 am
    • Hunter Education Class @ 8:00 am
    • Child Restraint Safety Check @ Shadow Lake Town Center-Papillion @ 9:00 am
  • Sunday, September 23
    • Little League football game @ Louisville @ 2:00 pm
  • Monday, September 24
    • High School cross country meet (V) @ UNK @ 3:30 pm
    • Junior High volleyball Quad @ 4:00 pm
    • High School softball game @ Fort Calhoun @ 4:30 pm
    • High School volleyball game (JV, C) @ Weeping Water 5:30, 6:30 pm
    • High School football game (JV) @ Conestoga @ 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 25
    • Junior High football game @ Elmwood-Murdock @ 5:00 pm
    • High School volleyball Tri (V) @ Louisville @ 5:00 pm

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Rachel Randall
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