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The Orchard Public Library will be holding a Used Book Sale Saturday, April 18th through Saturday, May 2nd.


Chambers FCCLA will be hosting the Red Cross Bloodmobile in Chambers on Tuesday, April 28 from 10-4 at the American Legion in Chambers. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN DATE. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are appreciated. Please call the school during the day to make an appointment or in the evening call Marilyn Whitaker at 402-482-5665. 

The Butte/Naper Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, April 28 from 2:45 pm to 6:00 pm at the Butte Community Center.  You can make an appointment online at or Phyllis Camin at 402-832-5777. Blood is desprately needed so please make an appointment.

The 4th Grade Nebraska Fair starts tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the O'Neill Elementary School.  The 4th graders need to be at the school by 6:15 p.m.


Relay for Life of Holt County Committee and Team Captain Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 29th at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at Cubby's.  We are "Cruising for a Cure" this year and we need your help. Please help us Finish the Fight by starting a team, getting involved on the planning committee or becoming a sponsor.  Don't forget to register if you are a cancer survivor and be our honored guest. Learn more by joining us on April 29th.  If you have any questions please contact Stephanie at 402-270-1070


Michelle's Restaurant in Atkinson will be closed on Saturday, May 2nd due to a family furneral.  

Saturday, May 2nd at the Clearwater Legion they will be listening to music by Mike Behnk and other musicians with food provided while they celebrate David's Behnk's birthday along with other May birthdays.  The public is invited to attend.


The 64th Annual National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 7th.  The theme for 2015 is Lord, Hear our Cry, emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to place their faith in the unfailing character of their Creator.  Join in a National Day of Prayer event, jointly hosted by Word of Life Christian Center and O'Neill Assembly of God, on Thursday, May 7th at 7 p.m.  The event will be held in the Sanctuary of O'Neill Assembly of God at 204 North 7th Street.  Following the service, refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall. 


The O'Neill Rotary Club is presenting the Holt & Boyd County Girls on the Run Event on Friday, May 8th at 5:30 p.m. at Ford Park in O'Neill.  On site registration will be held from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. that day.  Cost is $25 to register that day and does not include a shirt.

The Inman Community Church will be serving a Pan Fried Chicken Dinner on Friday, May 8 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Church. Serving pan fried chicken and all the trimmings. Cost is adults $7.50 and children under 8 $5.00


The O'Neill Public School Board of Education will hold its regular  meeting at the School Administrative Office at 410 East Benton in O'Neill on Monday, May 11 at 7:30 pm. The meeting will include the holding of a public hearing to discuss, consider, and receive input on the Student Fees Policy #504.19. The agenda is kept continuously current and may be reviewed at the same location.


In honor of National Foster Care Month, Building Blocks cordially invites you to join us at our Open House event on Friday, May 15th at the O'Neill Office located at 118 North 5th Street from 10 to 11 a.m.  Building Blocks would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our foster parents and respite providers for their hard work and dedication to children. We are truly blessed to have you as part of our team. 

Vacation Bible School, June 3rd through the 5th

Christ Lutheran Church and First Presbyterian will be hosting a Vacation Bible school on June 3rd-5th. The Vacation Bible school will be held at Christ Lutheran Church from 9:00 a.m- 12:00 p.m for children ages preschool- 6th grade. You may pick up a registration form at either church starting May 12th or register the morning of June 3rd. We look forward to seeing you at Vacation Bible School as we learn about Proclaiming God's Name! 


An open house honoring retiring Clearwater/Orchard teachers, Paul Horman, Betty Schomberg, and Donna Ziems, will be held on Sunday, May 17th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the Clearwater School.  A short presentation will be held beginning at 3:00 p.m.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend.  


The O'Neill Head Start is currently taking applica;tions for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.  This is for a morning class only. We serve children ages 3 and 4 in our Preschool.  Children with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.  There is no cost for your child to attend Lucky Learners.  If interested please call 402-336-4309 to schedule a time to fill out an application.


Pan Fried Chicken Dinner at the Inman Community Church on Friday, May 8th from 5 to 7:30 p.m. They will be serving Pan Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Salad, Bread, Dessert, coffee and tea.  Cost is adults $7.50 and children under 8 are $5.

Atkinson Head Start 2015/2016 School Year

The Atkinson Head Start Center is taking applications for the 2015/2016 school year.  Clients must bring copy of income verification documents (most current income tax form, or a year's worth of paycheck stubs etc.) to attach to the completed application form.
Children must be 3-4 years old to be eligible.  Children with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.  It is not necessary for children to be present for the application process.
Your cooperation in coming to the Head Start Center to put in your application will be appreciated.  For more information call the Head Start Staff at 402-925-2058 or stop in at 406 East 2nd Street Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Head Start is a comprehensive child development program sponsored by Central Nebraska Community Services, Loup City, NE.
Call KBRX at (402) 336-1612