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October 17 , 2007

Weeping Water Varsity Volleyball Team Brings Home a Win!

Last Thursday the Weeping Water high school volleyball team traveled to Murdock for the 2007 ECNC Volleyball Tournament. In the single elimination tournament, their first opponent was Cedar Bluffs.
The team felt a little off due to 3 starters not being able to play. Morgan Wilson was sidelined for an ankle injury and Louise Patterson and Samantha Wessels could not play due to personal reasons. The team might have felt nervous and unsure about their new rotation and starters, but they sure didn’t show it.

The first set was very close the entire time, but in the end the Indians pulled ahead and won the set 25-22. The Indians, pumped up from the wonderful playing in the first set had no problem dominating the second set 25-5. The final set the Indians won 25-17,winning the game.

The team’s next challenger was Elmwood-Murdock who was ranked third in the state. They played a great game but they fell short to the Knights tricky tips and powerful jump serves. The scores for the three sets were: 25-10, 25-14, and 25-7. The Knights eventually moved on to win the tournament the following Saturday.

Losing to the Knights caused the Indians to be eliminated from the tournament and unable to play at Southeast Community College in Lincoln on Saturday. Even though the Indians fell short to Elmwood-Murdock, they were still ecstatic to bring home a win under the difficult circumstances. Congratulations Lady Indians on two great games!

Rachel Randall and Kylee Schreiner jumping up for the block and Kelsey McSorley backing up the blockers in the case of a tip

Kelsey McSorley getting a kill at the start of the game

Weeping Water varsity volleyball team

Early Out: Thursday, October 18th there will be a 1:30 early dismissal due to the end of the 1st quarter at Weeping Water School.

No School: There will be no school in Weeping Water on Friday, October 19th due to autumn break.


Salad Luncheon and Bazaar
Who: First Lutheran Church Avoca, NE (North Branch)
What: Salad Lunch and Bazaar
When: Saturday, October 27, 2007
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Salad luncheon, crafts, baked goods, door prizes, and quilt raffle!
Be sure to support our neighboring town in this great fundraiser!

Harvest Festival
The First Congregational Church is holding a chicken pie fundraiser! All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the church fund for ministry, outreach, and mission. Thank you for your support.
What: Chicken Pie Lunch
Where: First Congregational UCC, Weeping Water
When: Sunday, October 28, 2007
Time: 11:00 a.m.-1:30p.m.
Menu: Chicken pie, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, salad,
Pie, and beverage
Cost: Adults: $7.00
Kids ages 5-12: $3.50
Kids 4 & under: Free

*Call the church at 402-267-3645 for take-out meals.
First Congregational UCC
204 North Elm Street
Weeping Water, NE 68463

Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm and Pumpkin Patch
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

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.

Fall Story Hour
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 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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!


Community News
Gals, Join the Louisville Walking Ducks
Walking Group
Get Pro-Active about your own health, and enjoy walking with friends at the Louisville Lakes, and this winter in the school gym.
Teams and "Walking Buddies" are organizing now.
Give Irina a call at 234-2345 and Do it Now!
(before you have time to think up an excuse to goof off)

Thursday, Oct. 18 - S.O.S. Soup Supper from 5:30-8:00 p.m. in the bus barn at Elmwood

October 28- 1-4pm – Fall Festival & Pumpkin Decorating Contest at Springfield Memorial Library. Adults and children are invited to crave or paint a pumpkin to enter in the contest. Judging will take place during the festival by the public. Decorated pumpkins may be dropped off at the library, Thursday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct 27 during normal open hours. Join us on Sunday, October 28 for a fun event.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest @ C-D’s Express!
C-D’s Express wants you to join in on the fun – a prize will be offered for the following age groups:
Children under 10 years old
Children 10-18 years old
Rules of the contest:
*Bring your pumpkin in the store between October 4th and October 25th. (Not accepted after that date)
*Carve, paint, draw or other type of material – a design on the pumpkin (Be Creative!)
*Limit 1 pumpkin per person
*Sign your name on the list of entries (Check with the person behind the counter for the list.)
Prize will be your choice of a personal pan single topping pizza!

Ice Cream Social
Come discuss arthritis pain, diabetes, and joint pain... With ice cream!
Date: October 30th
Time: 12:00 PM
Place: Plattsmouth Community Center
Door Prizes at 10 AM!


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, October 17: Hollywood Squares Day
• Thursday, October 18: Poetry Day
• Friday, October 19: New Friends Day
• Saturday, October 20: National Fruit Day
• Sunday, October 21: National Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day
• Monday, October 22: Clean Up the Earth Day
• Tuesday, October 23: Stay Up Late Day


Wednesday, October 17
o Fall Story Hour @ Weeping Water Public Library @ 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, October 18
o High School football game (V) @ Palmyra @ 7:00 p.m.
o End of Weeping Water School’s first quarter
o 1:30 p.m. early dismissal for Weeping Water High School
Friday, October 19
o No School for Weeping Water School
o High School state cross country meet TBA
o FCCLA District Leadership Conference @ Weeping Water @ 8:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 20
o High School volleyball (JV) Booster Tournament @ Weeping Water @ 8:00 a.m.
Monday, October 22
o High School volleyball game (JV, C) @ Weeping Water @ 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.
o Junior High ECNC honor choir TBA
Tuesday, October 23
o High School volleyball (V) Triangular @ Weeping Water @ 5:30 p.m.

Note From the Editor: If you have any newsworthy items that you would like to include in the Weeping Water newsletter, feel free to send the information to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rachel Randall
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