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OSAGE CITY—The countdown is underway for the Christmas On Us grand prize drawing for two $1,000 prizes, and two $250 prizes to be held 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19 in downtown Osage City. Three winners claimed instant prizes in the Christmas on Us promotion this week, picking up $50 each in scrip money at The Osage County Herald-Chronicle office.

Jay Wilson, Osage City, produced one of the seven numbers hidden in last week’s advertisements. His ticket was pulled from those collected at Harmon Dental, Osage City, and the number was hidden in the Lyndon Building Material advertisement. Wilson said he would likely use his winnings at Harmon Dental.

The second winner was Loranah Swank, Lyndon, whose ticket was pulled from those collected at Dollar General, Carbondale, and the number was hidden in the McCoy’s Radio Shack advertisement. She will probably use her prize money at Four Corners Restaurant, or to buy groceries, or “Who knows?” she said.

Claiming the third prize was Leanna Streeter, Overbrook, who received her winning number at Casey’s General Store, Carbondale. The number was hidden in the Osage Hardware ad. She said she will likely use the money to buy Christmas presents or groceries.

The four unclaimed numbers included one from Furniture Loft, hidden in the D&D Tire ad; another from Casey’s, Osage City, hidden in The Osage County Herald-Chronicle ad; one from As Good As New, hidden in the El Mezcal ad; and one from Gibson Pharmacy, hidden in the M&M Market ad.

Four $50 instant prizes remain up for grabs in this final week of The Herald-Chronicle’s Christmas on Us promotion. Instant prizes may be claimed at the newspaper office during business hours Thursday and Friday, and up until 9 a.m. Saturday Dec. 19 before the grand prize drawing in downtown Osage City.

Grand prize winners must be present at the drawing to win. Scrip money is only good at the 31 participating businesses.

See pages 1B, 2B and 3B of this week’s Herald-Chronicle to check the ads for hidden ticket numbers and for a list of contest rules.