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THIS WEEK'S BRIEFS: Vacation issue deadline; Giving Tree; Craft Fair; PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Saturday, 10 December 2011 17:58

Craft fair planned in Wauneta Saturday

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. Product lines that will be available include Scentsy, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Jockey, Vault Denim, 31 Totes, Avon, Sweet Treats along with an array of craft and specialty items. St. John’s Catholic Church will also have baked good items for sale.


Get those photos sent in for the Breeze’s annual vacation issue

It’s time once again for the staff at the Wauneta Breeze to compile their “vacation issue” featuring photos of our Breeze readers on vacation with a copy of their hometown newspaper in tow.

The deadline to submit photos is Dec. 21, with plans in place to go to press with the vacation issue on Dec. 28.

Please send your vacation photos, along with information about where and when the photo was taken and the names of those pictured, to the Wauneta Breeze, P.O. Box 337, Wauneta, NE 69045. Photos and information can also be emailed to us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or dropped off in person at the Breeze office.


Angel Giving Tree to help brighten Christmas

Angel Giving Trees are coming soon to Wauneta and Palisade. The gift-sharing trees will be available at the Valley Bank and Trust in Wauneta and at a location in Palisade at the Pioneer Community Farmers Credit Union by Friday.

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 gift giving project is being coordinated by the United Methodist Church.

Dinner and a movie planned next week as part of Wauneta’s 125th

A special matinee showing of the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” is planned for Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Chateau Theatre as part of Wauneta’s yearlong 125th anniversary celebration.

The movie will be shown in conjunction with a special holiday dinner at the Wauneta Senior Center featuring smoked pork chops.

The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. MT at the Senior Center with the movie to follow at the Chateau Theatre at 1 p.m. MT.


Attendance good at FFVF Christmas House

The annual Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFVF) Christmas House netted $2,315.50 this past Saturday. Proceeds go toward scholarships for students attending the spring trip to Valley Forge, Penn. and Washington, D.C. to study history and patriotism.

Food and craft items were sold at the event, held at the home of Owen and Claudette Swanson in Imperial. A raffle netted four winners: Maribel Acosta won a gift certificate to Imperial Country Ford; Maxine Beard won a gift certificate to Brickstone Grille and Sports Bar; Garneta Bauerle won a photo package from Heidi Anderson Photography, and Jill Moline won a gift certificate to Harchelroad Motors.

FFVF Scholarship winners: Interviews were held last week for students in Chase County attending their sophomore through senior year in high school, who had applied for scholarships for the trip.

Chosen were Adam Dickey and Bethany Sorensen with 80 percent scholarships, and Kale Gockley, Hunter Spady, Katie Engbrecht, Emily Owens and Sandra Jones with 40 percent scholarships.

The students and sponsors Carl and Chelsea Zuege will attend a seminar at the FFVF campus overlooking Valley Forge April 26-29, 2012, followed by a visit to the nation’s capitol.


Late start at school for WP students Monday

Youngsters at Wauneta-Palisade will enjoy a two-hour late start at school Monday while faculty members report to class for professional development training.


State Patrol begins holiday enforcements

The Nebraska State Patrol has begun its holiday enforcement efforts as part of a nationwide campaign designed to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving.

The patrol kicked off participation in the “You Drink and Drive, You Lose” campaign last week. The effort will run through Jan. 1. Special enforcement efforts will include high visibility patrols and DWI checkpoints.


Last Updated on Saturday, 10 December 2011 18:03