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THIS WEEK'S BRIEFS: Nov. 18 Chili Cook-Off; Vets Day Program; Chase County Hospital's Harvest for Health PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 November 2011 19:06

2nd Annual Chili-Cook-off coming up Nov. 18

The Wauneta Chamber is gearing up for their second annual chili-cook-off to launch the start of the holiday season in Wauneta.

The event will be held at the Wauneta American Legion Hall on Friday, Nov. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m., with Chamber businesses providing roasters full of competition chili.

Community members will be asked to help pick the winners. Chicken noodle soup and a selection of desserts will also be available. A freewill admission will be charged. Musical entertainment will be provided by Wauneta-Palisade preschoolers and older music students.

Nov. 18 will also mark the start of the “Shop Wauneta” punch ticket game, brought back by popular demand.

Punch tickets will be made available that night to take to Wauneta Chamber businesses throughout the holiday season. For each $10 purchase, a punch will be taken from the card which, when full, can be entered in a holiday drawing.


Veterans Day program planned at Palisade

A Veterans Day program will be held at the Palisade Attendance Center on Friday at 12:30 p.m. MT/1:30 p.m. CT, including a showing of the video “For Which It Stands.

In honor of Veterans Day a number of offices will be closed including Southwest Public Power District in Palisade, the Chase County Courthouse in Imperial and all U.S. Post Offices.


WP School board to meet tonight instead of Monday

This month’s Wauneta-Palisade School Board meeting will be held tonight (Thursday) instead of the second Monday of the month when it’s typically held. The meeting will be held at the Wauneta Attendance Center beginning at 7 p.m. MT/8 p.m. CT.


CCC Hospital to host

Harvest Fest for Health

A social hour, hors d’oeuvres, charity and dance are in store in at the Chase County Fairgrounds at Imperial on Friday, Nov. 18, as the Chase County Community Hospital hosts a fall fundraiser dubbed Harvest Fest for Health. The band the Rumbles will headline the dance to cap the evening.

Tickets for this event are $25 per person or $45 per couple. Tickets can be ordered by contacting Randy Vlasin at 308-882-6519 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Proceeds from the benefit will support facility and equipment upgrades at Chase County Community Hospital and Clinics.


Workshops to help

record veterans’ stories

Volunteers are being sought to help record Nebraska veterans’ stories for the Library of Congress. Congressman Adrian Smith’s office will host a training workshop for volunteers on Nov. 17 at the Grand Island Public Library.

A professional folklorist will teach how to record oral histories and collect memoirs, photos and other documents.

The training is to be used for The Veterans History Project through the Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center.

The project recruits volunteers to interview war veterans in their communities. To register for the training workshop or for more details, call Smith’s Scottsbluff office at 308-633-6333 or go online to


Cold weather raises

carbon monoxide risk

The threat of carbon monoxide poisoning grows as the weather turns colder.

The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha says the use of furnaces, fireplaces, car engines and generators in areas with poor ventilation can lead to carbon monoxide exposure, so caution should be used.

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, tasteless and odorless gas that can affect the flow of oxygen in the blood stream. Poisoning can take hours to days.

Signs include headache, dizziness and flu-like symptoms. Those who are exposed

may need oxygen treatments or time in a hyperbaric unit. -AP.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 November 2011 19:08