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Submit information at least 2 weeks prior to the event to:

E-Mail:  kcsi@kcsifm.com /Mail to:  KCSI / P.O. Box 465 / Red Oak, Iowa  51566

Montgomery County Toys for Tots Program - CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS

*  WANTED....host families for students from Germany, China, Denmark, France, Italy, and more countries.  Youth for Understanding is looking for host families for students for the 2015-16 school year.  Families need to provide a bed, 3 daily meals and share your life with the student.  The students will have health insurance and bring their own spending money.  Contact Patty at 402-342-6737 or visit the website www.yfu-usa.org

*  The Red Oak Kiwanis Club is having a coat drive.  Drop off coats, stocking caps, gloves, etc at BP on Broadway in Red Oak by Thanksgiving.  All items must be clean and in good condition.

*  Win one or more of the beautiful wreaths donated by local businesses, clubs, or schools sponsored by the Red Oak Monday Club.  View the wreaths between Nov 7 -28 in the windows at Parker Norris Miller, Heartland Insurance Services, and Schwesers.  Raffle tickets may be pursed at the Red Oak Chamber & Industry Office or any of the above mentioned businesses.  Winners will be announced Nov 28th at 5pm.  Proceeds will go to Scholarship Fund.

* COAT DRIVE......The Good Samaritan Society in Red Oak is having a coat drive.  Gently used coats are needed for area children.  Please take them to the Good Samaritan Society in Red Oak at 201 Alix Ave.  If you have questions, please call Donna at 712-623-3170.

*  The Altrusa nuts are here and can be purchased at Houghton State Bank Plaza, Heartland Insurance Services, MCMH (Holly Crowell), Red Oak Do It Center, The Beauty Nook, Double Take Hair Design, Tangles Salon, and The Hair Company in Stanton...Questions call Dianne Hildreth at 712-623-9406 or 402-658-0780.

November 21

*  Nishna Productions, Inc. CAREER FAIR  12 pm - 5 pm at the Montgomery County Family YMCA.  There are several open positions, and Interviews will be conducted on site.

*  Red Oak Public Library Story Time 10:15 am.  Theme - Turkey/Thanksgiving.

*  Fund raiser to help purchase a diabetic alert dog for 2-year old Markus Palmer of Griswold,,,,,The Griswold School will have a Pride Challenge basketball game hosting the Stanton Viqueens (both JV & Varsity) beginning at 6pm.  There are Team Markus 5-shirts and bracelets on sale for this event at the Griswold High School Main Office.

*  Annual Pot Luck Supper before the Nodaway Bingo games at the Nodaway Community Building.

November 22

*  Holiday & Craft Show at the Southwest Valley Middle School Gym from 9am to 2pm sponsored by the Villisca Lions' Club.  $1 Admission at the door.  Lunch available..  Anyone interested in displaying at the show contact Julie White at 712-826-8618, Julia Williams at 712-826-5762 or Michaele Scott at 712-826-3142.

*  St. John's United Church of Christ 11th Annual HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF TABLES AND TREES" from 9am to 3pm.  Admission is $5 for the tour.  There will be a salad luncheon from 11am to 1pm for an additional $5.  A bake sale will be going on all day.   (The church is located one mile south of Lyman on Highway 71.)

*  HOLIDAY BAKE & CRAFT SALE 9am to noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (1101 Summit St.) in Red Oak.  Cookie Walk, Ostkaka, Bars, Breads, Candy and crafts.

* Mills County Public Health Flu and Immunization Clinic from 9:30 am to 11:00am at their office in Glenwood.

* Adult Christmas Craft Day at the Emerson Public Library from 10am to noon.  Make holiday craft projects, decorate gift bags, name tags, lighted glass jars. etc.   Projects will have prices have them to buy.  Call 712-824-7867 to sign up or if you have questions.  There will be refreshments.

*  LUTFISK SUPPER 5:00 - 7:00 pm.  Appetizers at the Swedish Heritage Center (410 Hilltop Ave) in Stanton with Swedish meatballs, cheese, pickled herring, crisp bread, lingonberry & glogg (spiced punch).  The main meal will be at the Senior Center (326 Broad Ave) in Stanton with Lutfisk in cream sauce, mashed potatoes, ham, brown beans, cucumber salad, Swedish rye bread, ostkaka, spritz and coffee.  $12 per person at the door.

November 23

*  Rev. Ed Kelly, Jr. will be guest speaker at the Red Oak 1st Congregational Church (608 E. Reed). 10:30 am.

*  Benefit for MACKINZIE SCHRODER....Meal and silent auction from 11am to 1pm at the Griswold Community Building.....Menu:  Maidrites, beans, chips, drink, and dessert for a free will donation.  MacKinzie will have heart surgery on Dec 2 at Mayo Clinic.

*  Nodaway United Methodist Church Brunch at the Villisca Community Building....beginning at 11am.  Menu includes egg casserole, a variety of sweet breads and fruit for a free will donation.

*  The Elliott Methodist Church and the Elliott Church of Christ FREE Thanksgiving  soup supper at the Elliott Community Building from 5-7 pm.  They will serve soups salad, & desserts at no charge for Elliott area residents.

*  Turkey Shoot Bingo Games at St. Patrick Church in Imogene.....Meal at 5:00 pm.  Adults $5.  Children 10 and under $3.  Bingo at 6pm.  25 bingo games only $5 a card.  Hog Raffle drawing after bingo.  Chances available at the turkey soot $5 each or 5 for $20.

November 24

  *  American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Faith Community Church (2701 N. 8th) in Red Oak from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm.

*  Senior Potluck on the Hill (Red Oak Senior Center - 2700 N. 4th St.) at 5:30 pm.  Bring a dish and enjoy the fellowship.  Next door to the History Center.  For more information call 623-3497.

November 25

*  American Red Cross Blood Drive at the First Christian Church (201 W. Monroe) in Mount Ayr from 11am to 5pm.

November 26

November 27

*  20th Annual Thanksgiving Day Morning "TURKEY TROT" 5 mile run and 2 mile fun run/walk at the Montgomery County Family YMCA with 7:30 am start.  $15 if registered by November 9.  $18 if registered between November 10-23.  $25 registration on Race Day.  For more information contact the YMCA at 712-623-2161 or www.mcymca.com

November 28

*  Red Oak Public Library - CLOSED.

November 29

Montgomery County Toys for Tots Program Sign UP DAY TODAY - CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS

*  Elliott Bingo at the Elliott Community Building.  Doors Open at 6pm.  First game at 7pm.

*  Thanksgiving Cowboy Church service at Wibholm Hall on the Page County Fair Grounds in Clarinda.  Music provided by the Clarinda Cowboy Church Band and guest Sarah Davison of Nashville, TN.  Come as you are at 6:30 pm.

November 30

Montgomery County Toys for Tots Program Sign UP DAY TODAY - CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS

December 1

Montgomery County Toys for Tots Program Sign UP DAY TODAY - CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS

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December 5

*  8th Annual Elks Lodge Benefit Baked Goods & Craft Auction at 5pm at the Elks Lodge - 519 N. 1st.  This year the benefit will be for TEAM JORDAN #30 to help Jordan Taylor, a Red Oak 8th grader, who has Acute Myeloid Leukemia...His parents are Jason & Shannon Taylor.  Ribeye or Pork Loin Sandwiches served at 5pm for a free will donation and the auction will begin at 7pm.  If you would like to donate an item for the auction call Amy at 712-789-1872.

December 6

*  The Malvern United Methodist Church's 13th Annual Cookie Walk, Candy & Bake Sale from 8:30 am to 11:00 am at the Malvern Rescue Station (110 W. 5th).

*  Adopt - A - Family Bake Sale 10 am to 5pm at Kris' Connections (104 South Fremont) in Shenandoah. To donate holiday baked goods call 712-246-2077.

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*  Merc Coffee Club 27th Annual Benefit....at the Red Oak Gold Fair Building starting at 4:30 pm with pancakes and sausage.  This year the benefit is for Julie Fouts.  A minimum of $4 per person.  Children under 5 FREE.  Entertainment by Brooke Turner.

December 12

December 13

*  Christmas Fun Day at the Emerson Public Library from 10am to noon,  Kids are welcome to come do Christmas crafts, coloring pages, mazes, word searches and other fun activities.  There will be refreshments.  Questions call 712-824-7867.

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December 19

*  Red Oak American Legion Christmas Part 6:30 pm at Pizza Ranch.













 On-going Events:

*  Red Oak Eagles BINGO every Tuesday, early bird at 6:30, regular at 7:00

*  Red Oak Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at noon to 1pm for lunch and program at the Red Coach in Red Oak.  Guests always welcome.

*  Project Porchlight has meetings open to the public on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month at the Heartland Livestock Conference Room in Red Oak, for more information call 623-2281. Prayer Walk every Thursday evening 4:30 pm at Fountain Square Park in Red Oak.

AL-ANON, 12 step program, Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. at Faith Community Church in Red Oak.

*  Over Eaters Anonymous meets every Thursday at 5:30 pm at the 1st Methodist Church in Red Oak.

* Alzheimer's Family Support Group meetings the last Wednesday of every month at 2:00 pm at the Good Samaritan Society in Red Oak  (201 Alix Avenue).  712-623-3170 or 712-826-9592  for more information.

*  CHRIST'S CUPBOARD COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY is now open for service.....Open Wednesdays 3pm - 5pm and Thursdays 4pm - 6pm.

*  BINGO every Friday night at the Nodaway Community Building  7pm  

* NEW HOURS.....at the Redemption Center in Red Oak.   Monday 9am to 5pm.  Tuesday rhrough Friday 10am to 5pm.  Saturday 9am to 4pm.



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