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The 12th Annual Friends of the Library Silent Auction is going on at the Atkinson Public Library now through December 8th. Winner's will be announced on December 9th.


CNCS will once again be taking applications for families in need of food for Christmas.  To fill out an application, please stop in at 202 S 10th Street between November 17th and December 11th.  Applications will be taken during this period only.  If you do not get signed up during this time you will not receive a certificate.  Please contact Michele 402-336-4298 with any questions.


The Boyd County Toys For Tots gift tags are on the Christmas Tree at Krotters in Spencer.  Gifts need to be returned by Monday, December 15th, and monetary donations can be left at Krotters or at the Farmers State Bank in Spencer. 


The St. Patick's Altar Society Bake Sale will be held in the lobby of the Golden Hotel in downtown O'Neill starting at 9 a.m. and going until everything is gone!

Garbage pick-up in O’Neill for Thursday, November 27th will be a day early, pick-up will be Wednesday, November 26th.

The Shining Stars 4-H Club will be having a food drive at Braun's Food Center in Atkinson on Wednesday, November 26 from 4 pm to 7 pm to benefit the Atkinson/Stuart Food Pantry.

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all offices of Northeast Community College in Norfolk and its extended campuses in O’Neill, South Sioux City and West Point will close on Wednesday, November 26, at 3 p.m. Offices at all four Northeast Community College locations will reopen on Monday, December 1, at 8 a.m.

In honor of the Thanksgiving Holiday the USDA Service Center in O'Neill will close at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26th and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Friday, November 28th.



Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Spencer.  Serving from 11:30 to 1 p.m.  No charge for the meal.  Sponsored by the Spencer Community Club with financial assistance from Thrivent.

There will be a Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Atkinson Community Center on Thursday, November 27 from Noon to 1 pm.

There will be a Thanksgiving Dinner at the Newport Gym in Newport, NE on Thursday, November 27 serving starts at noon.  Turkey, Ham and all the trimmings. If you would like to bring a food item please bring one. This is open to the public.

Thursday and Friday, November 27th & 28th

The recycling center and landfill in O’Neill will be closed Thursday and Friday November 27th and 28th.  


Family Night at the Creighton Public Library will be Monday, December 1st at 5:30 p.m.  Lighting of the Christmas Tree, Serving cookies, coffee and hot chocolate, visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, reading Christmas stories, Silent Auction begins.  Don't forget your letters to Santa!!

Women of Cancer Meeting at Avera St. Anthony's Chemotherapy Room will be on Monday, December 1st at 7 p.m. All women are welcome.  For more information call Terry 402-340-3071


5th Annual Eagles Club Holiday Bazaar will be held Friday, December 5th 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 6th 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Vendors and Non-profit Organizations will be there. Do your Christmas shopping and support local vendors and non-profit organizations.  Lunch served of homemade soup and Pie by the slice  Tables will be signed up to the day of the Bazaar, contact Cathy Menish 402-336-7606 or Nancy Schmitz 402-340-3898


The Board of Health for the North Central District Health Department will be holding their regular business meeting on Friday, December 5th with roll call at 10:30 a.m. This meeting will take place at the office of North Central District Health Department, located at 422 East Douglas, in O'Neill.  A current agenda and meeting minutes are available at the District Health Department's office.

DIY Christmas Workshop at the Veridgre American Legion on Friday, December 5th from 9:30 to 4 p.m. hosted by Delores Ruzicka.  All materials furnished for a full day of making projects perfect for Christmas giving or yourself.  Limited seating, must be pre-registered.  Price is $85 and includes lunch, snacks, all materials, instruction sheets for the projects and you go home with the finished projects.  Contact Delores Ruzicka 402-668-7271


Ewing's Annual Craft & Products Show Saturday, December 6th at St. Dominic's Hall from 9 to 4 p.m.  There will be 30 vendors along with a lunch stand on site.  The lunch stand is sponsored by Chantelle Dempster & Morgan Schrunk: Raising money for their Mission Trip to Equador with the organization United Planet.  For more information call 402-626-7781


The Page Christian Mens Annual Benefit Pancake & Sausage Supper will be Sunday, December 7 from 5 pm to 7:30 pm at the Page Methodist Church.  The Public is welcome. 


Pictures with Santa at the Atkinson Public Library from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, December 8th


There will be NO Ewing or Page Satellite Clinic on Tuesday, December 9th

There will be Christmas Crafts at the Atkinson Public Library on Tuesday, December 9th from 3 to 5:30 p.m.


There will be NO Chambers Satellite Clinic on Wednesday, December 10th

There will be Christmas Crafts at the Atkinson Public Library on Wednesday, December 10th from 3 to 5:30 p.m.


There will be a Lynch Community Blood Drive, Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM at Lynch Community Hall, Main Street.  Sign up to save a life today!  Schedule a blood donation appointment online at or call 800.287.4903.


A Country Christmas with Friends will be held at the O'Neill High School on Sunday, December 14th with dinner at 6 p.m. and a program of holiday music at 7 p.m.  Cost is $20 per person and the doors open at 5:30 p.m.  You can purchase tickets from O'Neill Friends of the Library, Patti Herring, Cheryl Ludwig, Kathy Timmerman, Mary Duffy, Jim Sullivan and Jim Symonds.

The Atkinson Methodist Church is having a Christmas Season Dinner on December 14th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Meal will be Smothered Steak, Baked potato, Corn casserole, Cranberry Jello salad, Frozen pistachio dessert with raspberry sauce.  The cost is a free will donation, which will go towards our mission goal.  


There will be NO Chambers Satellite Clinic on Wednesday, December 17th


Creighton Public Library Christmas Party will be held Thursday, December 18th from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.  There will be a movie, snacks, crafts and you can check out books!


There will be NO Ewing or Page Satellite Clinic on Tuesday, January 20th


There will be NO Chambers Satellite Clinic on Wednesday, January 21st

General Announcements

The Atkinson Hay Days Committee meets every 3rd Wednesday from April through September at 7 p.m. at the Sandhills Guesthouse in Atkinson.

The Women of Cancer meets on Monday evenings at O'Neill Avera St. Anthony's Chemotherapy Room from 7 to 8 p.m.  Upcoming meeting dates are February 3rd, April 7th and June 2nd.  This is a women's support group for all cancer types.  Sharing hope and help to other women in our area. For more information contact Terry at 402-340-0371

The O'Neill Simonson American Legion Post #93 meets the second Tuesday of each month.  Please call 402-336-1200 for further information.

In fulfilling its responsibility to optimize the health and healing of every Veteran, VA is currently embracing the opportunity to moving away from a problem-based disease healthcare approach to a patient centered focus.  To accomplish this, VHA created the Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation.  During the month of October, the O'Neill Outreach Clinic will be supporting the Veterans Affairs efforts in Patient Centered Care.  This new office became operational at the end of 2010.  It is charged with making sure VA tranforms from physician-centered care to personalized, proactive, patient centered care based on relationships--relationships built on trust and committed to positive results over the Veteran's lifetime.  Veterans are encouraged to stop by the clinic to learn about the services offered at the O'Neill Outreach Clinic and to share feedback with VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System's leadership about their health care experiences.

The Atkinson/Stuart Food Pantry will be open on the first Monday of every month.  It will be open at the new West Holt Ministry building 108 West State Street from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and also at the Stuart Community Church from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Nebraska Troop Support has been ask to make ZIP LOCK CARE PACKAGES, these will keep everything they need together when showers are available:
2 wash clothes ---not knitted or crocheted ( these do not hold up in the laundry)
Soap plus (plastic bag for wet soap)
tooth brush
Q tips
disposable razor
Shaving soap --(not aerosol)
Hand Sanitizer
They can be left at Tia Zia or Tielke's --there is no limit on number donated

Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that comes from the decay of radium in the soil. Since radon is a gas, it is able to move through the soil and enter the air or your home. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in people who have never smoked. It is important to test your home for the presence of radon. Testing your home is simple. North Central District Health Department has free test kits available. Please call Kelly Lynne or Peggy at 1-877-336-2406 if you have any questions or to request a test kit for your home North Central District Health Department covers Antelope, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Pierce and Rock counties. This Public Service Announcement is being brought to you by the friendly people at North Central District Health Department and this radio station.

Flu activity has been rapidly increasing in Nebraska and the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services has reported two flu related deaths so far & an increase in the number of hospitalizations for people with influenza-like illnesses.  The best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu is to get a flu shot.  It is not too late to get a flu shot if you have not already received one.  Flu shots are recommended for everyone 6 months and older.  Some people are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu, such as young children, older people, people with chronic lung disease, diabetes, heart disease, neurologic conditions, and certain other long term health conditions & pregnant women.  After you receive a flu shot it takes about 2 weeks for your body to build immunity so get your flu shot as soon as possible.  This public service announcement is brought to you by the friendly people at North Central District Health Department and this radio station.
The O'Neill Police Department has partnered with North Central District Health Department to bring a resource to the community. The citizens of Holt County and the surrounding areas have a new resource for the disposal of unused, expired and unwanted medications. A MedReturn unit is a permanent receptacle for disposal of medicines. Prescription medications and over-the-counter medicines can be brought to the O'Neill Police Department at 317 South 4th St, Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm for disposal.  The MedReturn unit will not accept needles, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers, medication from businesses or clinics, ointments, lotions, or liquids.  The permanent disposal site makes it easy for people to dispose of their unwanted medications without waiting for a Drug Take Back Day. It is a safe, simple, secure and environmentally friendly way to help law enforcement agencies and communities collect unwanted or expired household medication, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs and unused pharmaceuticals. Do not flush medicines down the sink or toilet unless information is provided specifically instructing you to do so. Do not give your medicine to friends. Doctors prescribe medications based on a person's specific symptoms and medical history. A medicine that works for you could be dangerous for someone else. This resource is funded through a grant from Region 4 Behavioral Health Systems. For information you can contact the O'Neill Police Department at (402) 336-1313, or North Central District Health Department at (402) 336-2406.If you have questions and suggestions, please contact me at: or phone at: 402-336-2406.

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