Community News

  • Class of 1957 celebrates 55 years at Firehouse

    The Red Oak High School class of 1957 celebrated their 55 year reunion during Junction Days weekend.

    Friday, June 22, classmates met at the Firehouse Restaurant at 6 p.m., for a dutch treat social.
    The class met again at the Firehouse Saturday from 6-7 p.m., for a social hour followed by a buffet dinner.

    Bob Renn served as Master of Ceremonies.

    Tom Kennedy and his wife Tori, owners of Firehouse Restaurant, gave a brief summary of how they came to own the Firehouse and what their plans for the future would be.

  • Stanton Care Center will introduce new staff

    The Stanton Care Center will host an Open House Monday, July 23, from 4-6 p.m., introducing new staff members Administrator Mirayra Bell, Director of Nursing Ingrid Kelley and  Medical Director Dr. Catherine Wolff. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

    The Stanton Care Center is located at 213 Halland Ave., in Stanton. Call 712-829-2727 for directions or for additional information.

  • Presbyterian Church to host bible study about Heaven

    The Red Oak Presbyterian Church invites the community to attend a special study on heaven.

    The Presbyterian Church is telling the story “Heaven Is for Real,”  about Colton Burpo, the four-year-old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who alledgedly during emergency surgery slipped from consciousness and entered heaven.

    He survived and began talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room.

  • Back to School

    It’s that time of year again. School registrations are coming up and it’s time to prepare your children to go back to school.

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    Red Oak Community Schools will begin the 2012/13 year Wednesday, Aug. 15, with a full day of school, including breakfast, lunch and a regular schedule for students K-12.     

    Registration for all grades and programs will be Thursday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., at the Red Oak High School, including pre-school through college concurrent courses.

  • Lunch ‘N Learn to feature speaker Brandi Shay

    The Friday, July 27 session of Lunch ‘N Learn will feature guest speaker Brandi Shay, Independent consultant with the Small Business Development Center.

    This session will intorduce attendees to free web 2.0 tools for marketing, workplace efficiency, professional resources and sharing.

    Shay will show the web 2.0 tools work and will discuss how such tools and other resources can benefit local business.

    Attendees will learn inexpensive ways to accomplish tasks which may have seemed impossible with their current skill set.

  • Becker’s reception canceled, Becker moving this week

    A farewell reception to take place July 10 at the Grand Theater in honor of Shelley Becker has now been canceled. She will be moving this week and therefore could not attend the reception. There are no plans to reschedule.

  • Quartets to perform at local church over the weekend

    The Journeymen Quartet will kick off the weekend Saturday, July 14, at 7 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, with a performance.

    The Journeymen Quartet is a Southern Gospel group singing more than 55 years. They make their home in West Virginia, but travel the nation ministering through music.

    Sunday morning, July 15, a fairly new Southern Gospel Quartet, “Reconciled,” will perform at First United Methodist Church during the service at 10:30 a.m.

  • Griswold to host Reunion Fun Run and Walk 2012

    The seventh annual Griswold Reunion Fun Run and Walk will take place Saturday, July 7, in conjunction with the Griswold Soldiers Reunion celebration.

    Participants, friends and family will gather at the Griswold City Park, located three blocks north of Main St., on Montgomery St., in Griswold.

    Check-in, packet pick-up and race-day registration will be from 7-7:45 a.m., at the City Park shelter, with races beginning at 8 a.m.

  • DeVries inspired by daughters, Tangles Salon helps clients donate to Locks of Love

    Friday, June 15, was an exciting day for seven-year-old Lainey DeVries, who decided to participate in her first charity by helping children who have no hair.

    With the help of her mother, Tammy DeVries, owner and operator of Tangles Salon in Red Oak, Lainey cut her hair and donated it to Locks of Love.

    “At first, her sister Kennedy didn’t want to, but when she saw how excited her sister was, she decided to donate hers too,” Tammy said. “It was all Lainey’s idea.”

  • Hooves & Paws Rescue, Inc., to host fundraisers

    Hooves & Paws Rescue, Inc., has two major fundraising events coming up and would like to invite the public to join them and help raise much needed funds for the horses and dogs that need a place to call home until adoption is possible.

    The Hooves & Paws Rescue, Inc., Swing For The Animals Annual Golf Tourna-ment will take place at Tregaron Golf Course, 13909 Glengarry Circle, in Bellevue, Neb., Sunday, Aug. 12, with a Shotgun Start at 8 a.m.