Due to the Labor Day Holiday the Atkinson/Stuart Food Pantry will be held on Tuesday, September 2nd from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Atkinson, you can also pick it up at Stuart Community Church in Stuart from 3:00pm to 4:30pm.
O'Neill Catholic Daughters will meet September 2 at 7:00 pm at KC Hall in west O'Neill. Note the new meeting time of 7:00 pm.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
It is once again that time of year for the CHRIST LIGHT KICKOFF for Preschool through 6th graders. Christ Lutheran Church will host the Kickoff on Wednesday, September 3, at Ford Park by the swimming pool at 6pm. We will furnish hotdogs, chips, drink. Bring a salad or dessert to share. We will have some games for the kids to play, while parents register them for our Christ Light program this year. Come join us for another year of learning more about God. Classes will start September 10, with supper at 5:30pm and classes starting at 6pm and ending at 7:30pm. We hope to see everyone, it’s FUN to learn about God with our friends. Any questions you can contact Julie Carlson 402-394-5574. If you would like to help with the program at any level please let us know either that night or call me.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH
The Ponca Valley Threshing Bee will be held Saturday, September 6th at 1:30pm 2 miles East and 1 1/2 miles North of Lynch. The admission is free and all exhibitors are welcome. Come see harvest 1930's style.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH
Sunday, September 7th Country View Manor is having a BBQ Potluck at 12 Noon and Ice Cream Sundaes from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
There will be an Open House for Pastor Wayne and Linda Smith on Sunday, September 7th at the Ewing City Hall from 1-4pm. Pastor Wayne has been the Pastor at the Ewing Full Gospel Church in Ewing for 22 years. They will be moving to Lincoln, NE to start a new chapter of their lives. Please join us to wish them well and thank them for all they have done for the local community.
The Chambers Class of 2009 will hold a Bridal Shower for Laura Burtwhistle, fiance of Jon Robinett. The shower will be held at the Chambers Community Center on Sunday, September 7 at 2:00 pm. Please consider this your invitation.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH
Monday, September 8th there will be a Lunch and Learn Series offered by the West Holt Health Ministries presented by Roxanne O'Neill from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Atkinson Presbyterian Church, lunch will be provided. September 8th's session will be on Bipolar.
Monday, September 8th Country View Manor is having Well Fit Exercises at 10:30am, Roast Beef Dinner is at 12 Noon, and the movie Pure Country will be playing at 3:00pm with popcorn and pop.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH
Tuesday, September 9th Country View Manor is Wel Fit Exercises at 10:30am and Ardith Bachmann music will play at 2:15pm with snacks following the program.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
It is once again that time of year for the CHRIST LIGHT at the Christ Lutheran Church in O'Neill. Classes will start September 10, with supper at 5:30pm and classes starting at 6pm and ending at 7:30pm. We hope to see everyone, it’s FUN to learn about God with our friends. Any questions you can contact Julie Carlson 402-394-5574.
Wednesday, September 10th Country View Manor will have Wel Fit Exercises at 10:30am, at 2:15pm there will be Bingo at the Butte Senior Living, and at 3:00pm Honor our Veterans and the Auxilary will be serving homemade ice cream.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH
Thursday, September 11th the Country View Manor is having the Kitchen Band with Norma and Sue at 10:30am, bars will be served following the program.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH
Friday, September 12th Country View Manor is having Wel Fit Exercises at 10:30am and at 3:00pm its Name that Tune.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH
Saturday, September 13th the Country View Manor is having Community Bingo at 2:30pm with Prizes and at 6:00pm its Lawrence Welk.
St. John's Catholic Church Fundraiser by the St. John Men's Club will be having a Gun Show September 13th & 14th. Saturday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday from 8:00am to 3:00pm. Lunch will be available. They will be raffling off a Henry Big Boy 44 mag. Location is 10 miles South of Ewing and 1 mile East. Sunday Catholic Mass starts at 11:00am.
Get in the spirit for St. Pats and celebrate half way to St. Pat's, O'Neill's Annual Celebration!! Register for the Half Way to St Pat's 5K Run/Walk on September 13! This is an untimed event. Don't to forget to wear your best St Pat's/Irish gear for the costume contest! You can register by filling out the form on our website www.oneillchamber.org or call the office at
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH
The Boyd County Senior Center's 3rd Annual Fundraiser 4 Person Scramble Golf Tournament will be September 14th at the Butte Golf Course. Registration is at 10:00am and a Shot Gun Start at 11:00am. All teams are welcome, any age, men, women and coed, it's 18 holes, cost is $35 per person or $140 per team, includes a snack and New York strip steak supper. Call 402-589-1291 to make team reservations or if you will need a Golf Cart rental. Limited to 27 teams. Proceeds to benefit the Boyd County Senior Center. For additional information call: Karen Crooks at 402-589-1291 or Wes or Sybil Sedivy at 402-589-1227.
St. John's Catholic Church Fundraiser by the St. John Men's Club will be having a Gun Show September 14th. Sunday from 8:00am to 3:00pm. Lunch will be available. They will be raffling off a Henry Big Boy 44 mag. Location is 10 miles South of Ewing and 1 mile East. Sunday Catholic Mass starts at 11:00am
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH
Monday, September 15th there will be a Lunch and Learn Series offered by the West Holt Health Ministries presented by Roxanne O'Neill from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Atkinson Presbyterian Church, lunch will be provided. September 15th's session will be on Depression and Anxiety.
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Millions of people nationwide have mobilized to join the fight against Alzheimer's disease, the nation's sixth-leading cause of death. Join us on September 20th in Atkinson's Walk to End Alzheimer's. Registration is at the Mill Race Park at 3:30pm and the walk will begin at 4:00pm. The walk is slightly more than 2 miles. There is no registration fee but every walker is asked to make a personal donation.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND
Monday, September 22nd there will be a Lunch and Learn Series offered by the West Holt Health Ministries presented by Roxanne O'Neill from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Atkinson Presbyterian Church, lunch will be provided. September 22nd's session will be on Anorexia and Bulimia.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH
Monday, September 29th there will be a Lunch and Learn Series offered by the West Holt Health Ministries presented by Roxanne O'Neill from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Atkinson Presbyterian Church, lunch will be provided. September 29th's session will be on Psychiatric Illness, Schizophrenia, Etc.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4TH
5k Run, Walk or Crawl Saturday, October 4th 2014 at Creighton Public Library, Creighton, NE Registration at 8am RUN at 9am this is for the Creighton Public Library Foundation. To Register Call 402.358.5115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by September 19th to receive a t-shirt. Cost $20
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: email@example.com or phone at: 402-336-2406.