The band “Lighthouse 3113” from Holyoke, Colo. performed classic country hits and songs from the 50s and 60s during the SW Nebraska Crafters & Entrepreneurs Christmas Festival. From left, Dave Landes, Lyle Worley, Marianne Landes and Mark Meusborn, all from Holyoke. (Johnson Publications photo)

Carol Fleshman, right, from Holyoke, Colo., calls her business “Carol’s Cluttered Closet.” She makes dog beds and dog coats. Mercedes Hauxwell from Imperial, middle, and daughter Faith try to decide on which dog bed they like best. (Johnson Publications photo)

Amanda Schmidt, left, smiles in front of her display of handmade bar soap and bath products made with milk from her own 50 goats. She calls her business “VRBKA KOZA.” Her cousin, Samie Johnson, right, and daughter, Alex Johnson, were there to help however needed. All three are from Grant. (Johnson Publications photo)

Hive of activity at entrepreneurs, crafters Christmas Festival

    The Imperial city gym parking lot was a sea of cars on Saturday.
    From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the SW Nebraska Crafters & Entrepreneurs held their Christmas Festival.

From their “Recipe for Freedom,” these young ladies produced an American flag for the K-4 program Friday. (Johnson Publications photo)

Music Director Jodie Liess directs the second grade class as they sang “In Service of our Country.” (Johnson Publications photo)

FBLA program speaker Eric Gonzalez told students at both programs they have opportunities to be heroes every day. (Johnson Publications photo)

Veterans Day program speaker tells students they can be heroes every day

    Eric Gonzalez told students at a pair of Veterans Day programs on Friday that some of the things they can do everyday are heroic.

Red Cross worker, Denice Haremza, left, checks the status of double red blood donor Lyndon Mock Monday. (Johnson Publications photo)

From left, CCS seniors Kayla Schilke, Jace Clevenger and Ryelee Christensen were stationed at the check-in table for the Red Cross Blood Drive in the school auxiliary gym. (Johnson Publications photo)

Good turnout for Red Cross Bloodmobile at CCS

    Chase County Schools hosted the Red Cross Bloodmobile Monday in the new auxiliary gym.


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