Due to painting and repair of the Page water tower, all residents need to boil all drinking water until further notice. The Dept of Health suggests bringing water to a rolling boil for one full minute.
Ranchland Art Group
An open art show sponsored by the Ranchland Art Group will be held during O'Neill Summerfest at the O'Neill Library. The entries will be hung on July 16th and will remain on display until August 1st. All artists are invited to display their work-you do not need to be a Ranchland Art Group member. A donation of $2 per art work is suggested to the O'Neill Public Library.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4TH THROUGH WEDNESDAY, JULY 23RD
The O'Neill Public Library Summer Reading Program will be held every Wednesday at 2 p.m. starting Wednesday, June 4th and run through Wednesday, July 23rd.
NOW- FRIDAY, AUGUST 15TH
Farmers have until August 15th to apply for the Storm Damage Cover Crop Initiative through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. The Storm Damage Cover Crop Initiative will assist producers with planting cover crops to re-establish vegetative cover lost due to extreme weather conditions such as drought, floods, tornado, hail, and high winds. For more information, visit your local USDA Service Center or www.ne.nrcs.usda.gov.
JULY 21ST - JULY 25TH
There will be NO Satellite Clinics Monday, July 21st through July 25th.
"Super Hero Training Camp" Free VBS style summer fun for ages 2-8 will be held July 21st through July 25th from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Faith Wesleyan Church in Atkinson. Your children will undergo training on how to be like Jesus as they spend each day learning about heroes of the Bible. Call 402-340-9250 to register.
TUESDAY, JULY 22 - FRIDAY, AUGUST 1
Dr. Keil will be out of town from Tuesday, July 22nd through Friday, August 1st. He will NOT be in the Lynch Medical Clinic those days, he will be in the clinic on Saturday, August 2nd from 9am to Noon.
TUESDAY, JULY 22ND
A car seat check up event will be held at the Ainsworth Fire Hall on Tuesday July 22nd, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Make sure your children and grandchildren are being transported as safely as possible. Have trained technicians assist you and answer your questions. Call 402 336 5286 for more information
The O'Neill Commodity Supplemental Food Program Clinic will be held on Tuesday, July 22nd at the CNCS Warehouse on South 10th from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Please make sure to stop and pick up your commodities as this is the last day.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23RD
St. Joseph's School in Atkinson, NE will be having their annual cleaning nights on July 23 and July 24 starting at 6 pm. Please join us or contact Erin for an alternate time if these dates don't work for you. See you then!
THURSDAY, JULY 24TH
St. Joseph's School in Atkinson, NE will be having their annual cleaning night on July 24 starting at 6 pm. Please join us or contact Erin for an alternate time if this date doesn't work for you. See you then!
FRIDAY, JULY 25TH
Friday, July 25th Orchard will hold a Glow Run, 5K Run/Walk starting at 9:00pm. The runners/walkers will meet at Hammer Insurance at 8:00pm for glow sticks, t-shirts, and instructions. Proceeds benefit the OC-Cyclones Booster Club and OC-Girls Basketball Team. This is sponsored by: Hammer Insurance and Antelope Memorial Hospital. Fee: $15, if pre-registered before July 18th or $20, if after July 18th. T-shirts and Glow Sticks are included in price. For questions or to register contact Hammer Insurance at 402-893-2050 or email@example.com
The Atkinson-Ettes will be sponsoring a drive-thru breakfast and bake sale Friday, July 25 from 7-10 AM at the gazebo in downtown Atkinson. All proceeds will go to the Backpack Program.
JULY 26 AND JULY 27
The Northeast Nebraska Archers 3-D Outdoor Tournament will be July 26 and July 27. Up to 50 shots, scoring 10, 8, 5. Awards will go to 1st and 2nd in each class, with 5 or more shooters. Classes: Mens open, Bowhunter Freestyle, Bowhunter Limited, Barebow and Traditional Stakes, Women (Limited and Unlimited), Youth (12 to 17), and Cub (to age 11). Concessions are available. No range finders or broadheads. Binoculars are allowed. Range fees for adults are $15. For additional information contact Reggie Hochstein at 402-640-3233. Range Location: 3 miles east of Hartington on Highway 84, just 25 minutes from Yankton, SD and 50 minutes from Sioux City, IA.
SATURDAY, JULY 26TH
The Orchard Public Library will be holding Story Time for ages 3 and up on Saturdays in July 26th and August 2nd at 10:15am
There will be a Trail Ride Saturday, July 26th at 9 a.m. in Niobrara as part of Desperado Days. You meet at the arena in Niobrara and there is camping available for the night before if you want.
The Boots and Saddle Club Horse Show will be held Saturday, July 26th with registration at 3:30 p.m. and the show starting at 4 p.m. You are only allowed to enter 5 events. The Holt County Rodeo Club will have the concession stand with grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, bars and drinks.
WILDERNESS ESCAPE VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
The O'Neill United Methodist Church invites kids to Wilderness Escape Vacation Bible School from Sunday, July 27th to Thursday, July 31st. Kids age preschool to 6th grade are invited to attend. This will begin with a free will supper for families at 5:45 p.m. and end each night at 8:35 p.m. There will be a final celebration on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. for families. For more information contact 402-336-1883 or 402-336-2272
MONDAY, JULY 28TH
There will be an open forum with the DEQ sponsored by Wheeler County Farm Bureau on Monday, July 28th at 7:30 PM at the Wheeler County Fair Building. Hot dogs will be served, come see what Farm Bureau can do for you. Contact Sara at 402-340-5245.
FRIDAY AUGUST 1ST & SATURDAY AUGUST 2ND
The Orchard Evangelical Free Church will present a free showing of the movie "God's Not Dead" on Friday, August 1st and Saturday, August 2nd at 7 p.m. The movie will be shown at the Rex Theater in downtown Orchard. For more information contact Pastor Jim at 402-893-2555
SATURDAY, AUGUST 2ND
The Orchard Public Library will be holding Story Time for ages 3 and up on August 2nd at 10:15am
MONDAY, AUGUST 11TH
Anyone living in the Knox County Area is welcome to become a member of Knox County Cares Coalition. We are in need of members. The next meeting will be Monday, August 11th at 4:00pm at the Avera Creighton Hospital Conference Room
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13TH
Join us August 13th from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory for an Open House Celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the Cooperative Extension System. The Haskell Agricultural Laboratory is located at 57905 866 Road, Concord, NE. Extension was established with the signing of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. This celebration will highlight both Extension’s past and the future. The Open House will begin at the farm shop with displays of past and current research and programs. A one hour tour of the farm will run every half hour with the last tour leaving at 4:30. After each tour all will be served a special University of NE-Lincoln Dairy Store Centennial ice cream flavor. The event is free and open to the public.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 19TH
The ladies VFW Auxiliary to post 926 will be having our next meeting the 3rd Tuesday of August, the meeting will start at 7:00pm on August 19th.
BLAST OFF VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Blast Off Vacation Bible School will be held August 30th through September 1st from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each night. at Abundant Grace Assembly of God Church in Atkinson. This is open to ages 5-12. Call 402-925-8124 for more information
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 St. John’s Lutheran Church from 2:00-5:30 p.m. and also at the Stuart Community Church from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 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)
Shaving soap --(not aerosol)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at: 402-336-2406.