Sunday, November 23, 2014

News from The Chronicle

(Courtesy of the November 13 and November 20, 2014 editions of THE CHRONICLE.)

Sac County 4-H Awards Event Held in Odebolt
The annual 4-H Awards Event was held Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Community Center in Odebolt.  Youth were recognized for their work over the past year in 4-H.

For more information about the Sac County 4-H program please contact the Sac County Extension at 712/662-7131 or

Happiness Express Chorus Recognized for Community Service Project
Odebolt members include Jerry Einspahr, Kevin McFarland and Joe Wadsley.
Read the article from the Denison Bulletin & Review.

The Sac County Endowment Foundation announces 2014 awards to Sac County organizations.  Funds are distributed to the county foundation to be utilized by local not-for-profit organizations.  The foundation then awards the dollars in a very competitive round of grant applications.

Each organization must have matching funds of at least 50% of their project and have those funds on hand at the time of application.

Odebolt grant recipients:
Odebolt Community Center, renovations (flooring) - $8,900
Odebolt Rural Legacy, renovations (roof on the open classroom) - $8,000

Volunteers Sought to Assist Long-Term Care Residents
Through the program, Volunteer Ombudsmen work closely with one of Iowa’s eight Local Long-Term Care Ombudsmen in a specific facility to assist residents with problems or concerns, monitor their quality of care and ensure they are treated with dignity and respect. No previous experience in health care is required, but applicants must have a friendly disposition, the ability to problem-solve collaboratively and be willing to commit at least three hours per month for one year.

In just over a year, Volunteer Ombudsmen have already made significant contributions for long-term care residents across Iowa, including helping to develop a veterans’ visitation program in one facility, assisting with the establishment of a family council in another and working to preserve residents’ rights and options during a facility closure. Additional volunteers are needed to push for changes like these in their communities and ensure every long-term care resident in Iowa has a voice.

To learn more about the Volunteer Ombudsman Program, or to request an application, call the Volunteer Ombudsman Program Coordinator at 866-236-1430 or visit the Iowa Aging web site.

ONRC Celebrates Veterans' Day
The Odebolt American Legion Auxiliary, Roose Unit 313, honored area veterans with coffee, rolls and fellowship at the ONRC Assisted Living on Veterans Day, November 11.

Auxiliary members provided homemade baked goods for all guests to enjoy.  Phillis Tiefenthaler, Auxiliary President, welcomed guests and introduced honorees.  Peggy Dettmann, Sac County Veterans Affairs Director, presented World War II certificates and medals to Russell Brown, Les Friedrichsen and Harvey Keller.

Veterans Recognized at Odebolt School Program
The Odebolt American Legion held a Veterans Day presentation with a flag folding ceremony at the middle school gym on Veterans Day.  Mrs. Lyons welcomed the students and Legion members.  Colors were posted by Jim Scott and Leonard Carstensen of the Legion.  The 2nd graders led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, singing of the National Anthem and "What Is a Veteran."  Also presenting was Gage Thoreson with "Old Glory."

Bob Harden of the Legion spoke on why we fold the flag, followed by a folding of the flag with steps explained by Mia Mortensen.

Mrs. Lyons introduced special guests and the colors were retired by the Legion.

The program concluded with taps by Ellie Diersen.

Thanksgiving Services

Trinity Lutheran Church
Thanksgiving Eve Service Wednesday, November 26.  Youth serves supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by Service at 7:00 p.m.

St. Martin's Catholic Church
Thanksgiving Services at 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, November 27

Evangelical Free Church
Thanksgiving Eve Service
Wednesday, November 26
at Presbyterian Church, Ida Grove

First Baptist Church
Thanksgiving Eve Service 7:00 p.m.
November 26
Refreshments & fellowship to follow

St. John's Lutheran Church
Thanksgiving Eve Service at 5:30 p.m.
November 26

Pastor Crawford Commissioned
Pastor Bill Crawford, who has been serving as lay pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of Odebolt, was formally commissioned to the church at a meeting in Sioux City on November 11.  Rev. Tim Harmon from Lake Park led the commissioning ceremony.

Cutting Boards for Sale
by Odebolt Betterment Committee
Will make wonderful gifts.
Place order by December 3
December 20th pick up
Cost:  $20.00

Call in your order to

Hey Kids! It's that time again...
"Letters to Santa!"
Send your letters to:
The Chronicle
P.O. Box 485, Odebolt, IA 51458
We will set them for the newspaper and forward them to Santa at the North Pole!
DEADLINE:  Friday, December 5

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