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THIS WEEK'S BRIEFS: Giving Tree; Craft Fairs; Blood Drive; Christmas Concerts PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 01 December 2011 22:33

Angel Giving Tree to help brighten Christmas

The Angel Giving Tree is coming soon to Wauneta and Palisade!

A tree will be available at the Valley Bank and Trust in Wauneta and at a location in Palisade at the Pioneer Community Farmers Credit Union.

Each tree will be decorated with angels on which will be listed gift suggestions for a boy or girl who may otherwise not receive a gift for Christmas. The trees will be in place by Dec. 9 with the gift giving project coordinated by the United Methodist Church.


Picture-perfect day for Thanksgiving

Western Nebraska was treated to unseasonably mild weather last week, just in time for Thanksgiving.

Daytime highs in the low 70s were widespread across the region on Thanksgiving Day, Overnight lows dipped into the 20s. Friday brought mild conditions as well, with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s. High winds on Saturday brought an end to the summer-like feel of things, with highs in the 40s and lows in the teens.

Warm weather greeted the start of the week, but Nebraskans are being warned to batten down the hatches by Thursday when winter is expected to force its way onto the scene in tandem with the flip of the calendar to December.

After another great day on Wednesday, snow and cold temperatures are forecast for the rest of the week into next week, with highs not expected to climb out of the 30s and single-digit lows likely.


WP Christmas Concert coming up Dec. 6

Wauneta-Palisade Schools’ annual Christmas Concert is coming up next Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. MT/7 p.m. CT in Palisade.


Blood drive next week at Wauneta Legion Hall

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in Wauneta next week on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

at the American Legion Hall.

Walk-ins are welcome or to schedule an appointment you can contact Lana at 394-5280.

Lunch will be provided to all donors.


Craft fair planned in Wauneta Dec. 10

Local crafters and home-based businesses are planning a craft fair in Wauneta just in time for Christmas.

The event will be held at the Wauneta American Legion Hall on Dec. 10 — the same day as Wauneta’s Santa Saturday — from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. MT.


Craft fairs coming up in Imperial this month

Two craft fairs are being planned in Imperial in early December.

The first is coming up Wednesday, Dec. 7, when the Southwest Nebraska Entrepreneurs will host their second annual Christmas Festival at the Imperial City Gym from 2 to 8 p.m. MT.

The second craft fair will be held Saturday, Dec. 10. Dubbed the Christmas Fling Craft Fair, the event will be held at the Wellington School Gym from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. MT.

Over 10 vendors will be on hand and lunch will be served.


MCC Singers holiday concert tonight

The McCook Community College singers will perform (tonight) Thursday at the Weeth Theater in Tipton Hall on the MCC campus. The concert is set for 6:30 p.m. MT/7:30 p.m. CT and is free.

Thursday’s program includes mostly holiday music including traditional favorites like “White Christmas, “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” “We Wish You A Merry Christmas,” and “Jingle Bells Through the Ages.”

The MCC Singers, under the direction of Glenda Baker include: Sabina Alderman, Tiffany Anderson, Tawny Bernt, Spring Day, Austin Edwards, Bradley Hoffman, Dylan Hedrick, Rose Kasselman, Amber Leising, Barbara Leising, Christian Miller and David Sandman.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2011 22:35