sibley ocheyedan school logoCHILDREN AGE 4:

If you have a child who will be (4) by September 15, 2015, and are interested in having him/her attend S-O Elementary Preschool in the fall, please register by calling 712-754-3636.

FIVE-YEAR OLD CHILD: If you have a child who will be (5) by September 15, 2015, and are interested in having him/her attend Pre-K in the fall, please call to register your child at 712-754-3636.

KINGERGARTEN: If you have a child who will be (5) by September 15, 2015, and they are not currently enrolled in the S-O Preschool or Pre-K programs, please call 712-754-3636 to register.

DEADLINE for registration is Friday, February 20, 2015.

January 12, 2015 - 12:01 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

soup and pieThe Ashton Legion will be having a soup and dessert supper on Monday, January 26th from 5 – 7 pm at the Ashton Community Center. They will be serving soups such as: Chili, Chicken with wild rice, Vegetable Beef, along with creamed turkey sandwich and several desserts. A Freewill offering will be taken.

cbb_givelifeThe Sioux Falls Community Blood Bank Bloodmobile will be holding their next blood drive on Thursday January 22, 2015. Their blood donations have dropped off greatly and they need everyone to consider donating. Please take some time out of your day and give the gift of life, the life you save may be someone you know.

The Sibley Pizza Ranch is helping to encourage donations by offering coupon good for $2 off their buffet for all blood donors. A special thank you to the Sibley Pizza Ranch for their support!

Please call the Osceola Community Hospital Laboratory to make an appointment at 712-754-2574 ext. 260. All donors must be at least 16 year’s old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. You can donate blood every 56 days. The Sioux Falls Blood Bank is the sole supplier of all blood and blood products for Osceola Community Hospital.

The local hospital no longer receives any blood or blood products from the American Red Cross.

Sibley Residents are being asked to place their live Christmas trees curbside for pick-up by the City. This service will run through the January 16th.

band tromboneThe Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra will present its popular WINTER POPS CONCERT: The Memory of All That: Gershwin Tribute on Saturday, January 31 at 7:30 PM in the B.J. Haan Auditorium on the campus of Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.

Guest artist is award-winning entertainer Spider Saloff, who earns rave reviews from audiences and the press for bringing Gershwin’s music to life. In this performance with NISO, Saloff will be joined by her pianist/music director Jeremy Kahn who has performed with jazz greats world-wide.

The 25th annual craft show, sponsored by Ashton Town and Country will be December 6th at the Ashton Legion Building. It will be open from 9 am – 2 pm, 20 plus vendors. Home and Christmas Decor, Handmade Jewelry, Seasonal Items, Origami Owl, Wood Crafts, Hand sewn Items, Honey, Lotion, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Us Borne Books, Tastefully Simple, Bake Goods and Much More.

Come Join us and Stay for Lunch

December 2, 2014 - 10:14 am - Posted in Community Calendar

santaSanta Day at the Archer Community Center this Saturday, December 6th, from 11 – 12:30 pm. Santa will arrive at 11 on the fire truck, lunch will be served, and the children can also make a craft.

Below is a list of participants in the annual Upper Des Moines Opportunity Sharing Christmas program which provides christmas presentsholiday gifts to low-income children, seniors and disabled residents of Osceola County.  If you or your group wishes to adopt, call our office at 754-2573 between 9:00 and 3:00 Monday, Wednesday or Thursday. Please be ready with more than one selection as the list is updated continually. Before you bring the gifts in, we ask that you wrap each item and attach a tag with the family number and which member that gift is for, and also put the family number in LARGE, BOLD numbers on all sides of the container in which you place the gifts.  This will help us tremendously!  If you want to help but do not care to adopt, we appreciate any donation amount so that we may help families!


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  31. Family of three. Teenage boy wears size 14/16 likes the Green Bay Packers and Hunger Game Books or Divergent Books. Girl age 6 wears size 6 slim and likes barbies and arts and craft items.
  32. Family of four. Teenage girl wears size small and would like athletic socks, lotions and perfumes from Bath and Body or a giftcard. Boy age 10 wears size 12 pants and youth large shirts would like athletic socks and long sleeve shirts or a giftcard. Girl age 7 wears size 10 pants and youth medium shirts would like socks, My Life as Doll clothing or My Little Pony equestrian doll. Family would appreciate a food giftcard.
  33. Family of two. Girl age 12 wears size medium pants and size 8 shoes would like a pair of woman’s warm snow boots and Sibley Ocheyedan Generals clothing size women’s medium.
  34. Family of four. Teenage boy wears size 12 pants and medium boy’s shirts would like clothing. Girl age 7 wears size 7 slim and would like Monster High toys or dolls. Girl age 3 wears size 3T and would like Monster High dolls or toys.
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soup and pieBoyden, Iowa — A soup and pie supper is planned to benefit an Ashton man who suffered a stroke this past summer. The supper is at the St. John Lutheran Church of Boyden. We talked to St. John pastor Daniel Hart, and he tells us about Eric Johnson.

Johnson and his wife Kim have one child at home near Ashton.

Pastor Hart says the church has a soup supper every year.

The supper is this Saturday, October 25th at St. John Lutheran Church of rural Boyden. That’s at 3941 280th Street, four miles north of Boyden on Kennedy Avenue, and a little west. They’ll have homemade soups and pies, and they’ll be serving from 5:00 to 7:30 PM. Thrivent Sioux County will provide supplementing funds.

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October 23, 2014 - 4:43 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

comedy tragedy masks theater theatreOff Off Broadway presents “Escanaba In Da Moolight” which will be held at the Ashton Legion Hall on November 6 – 9, 2014.

“Escanaba In Da Moonlight” is written by Jeff Daniels, and directed by King Hickman

For reservations call The 1015 Steakhouse at 712-754-3540 between 2:00 and 9:00 pm Tues-Sat

THE STORY: When the Soady clan reunites for the opening day of deer season at the family’s Upper Peninsula camp, thirty-five-year-old Reuben Soady brings with him the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck. In a hunting story to beat all hunting stories, ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT spins a hilarious tale of humor, horror and heart as Reuben goes to any and all lengths to remove himself from the wrong end of the family record book.