The CNCS Food Pantry will be taking applications for the Christmas Food now through December 5th. Stop in at 202 S. 10th Street to fill out the application.
NOVEMBER 18TH THROUGH DECEMBER 10TH
A Silent Auction and Books Are Fun Clearnace at the Atkinson Public Library.
The Neligh-Oakdale FCCLA Chapter is sponsoring Antelope County's Annual Ribbon Tree. County residents are encouraged to pick a ribbon from the tree at the Pinnacle Bank or Heritage Bank. On the ribbon will be a list of Christmas gifts to give to those in need. Please attach the ribbon to the package and return it to the Ribbon Tree by December 12th. This ongoing project sponsored by the Neligh-Oakdale FCCLA in conjunction with HHS provides families as well as residents of the Golden Living Center with an opportunity for a better Christmas.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5TH
There will be an Open House and Luncheon at Thermal Services in west O'Neill on Thursday, December 5th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6TH
There will be a Farewell Party on Friday, December 6th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the O'Neill Country Club for Dr. Mark & Kelly Ptacek. Come and wish them well!!
The 4th Annual Eagles Club Holiday Bazaar will be Friday, December 6th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Eagles Club, 321 E. Douglas - Downtown O'Neill. Free Admission. Do your Christmas Shopping and Support Local Vendors and Non-Profit Organizations. Homemade Soup will be served for lunch. For table information call Cathy at 402-336-7606 or Nancy at 402-340-3898.
The Board of Health for the North Central District Health Department will be holding their regular business meeting on Friday, December 6, 2013, with roll call starting at 10:30a.m. This meeting will take place at the office of North Central District Health Department, located at 422 East Douglas, in O'Neill, Nebraska (68763). A current agenda and meeting minutes are available at the District Health Department's office.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH
The O'Neill P.E.O. Chapter GT will host their annual P.E.O. Tour of Homes in O'Neill on Saturday, December 7th from 3 to 6 p.m. with desserts, coffee, tea and cider to follow att he O'Neill Country Club. Homes that will be toured this year are Angie and Ramsey Robertson, Candi and Jason Schindler, Katy and Brook Rowan and Jenna Thiele. Tickets for the event will be $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Advanced tickets are on sale at The Clothing Company and at McIntosh Jewelry in downtown O'Neill or at KBRX. Proceeds from this event are used for local scholarships.
The 4th Annual Eagles Club Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, December 7th from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Eagles Club, 321 E. Douglas - Downtown O'Neill. Free Admission. Do your Christmas Shopping and Support Local Vendors and Non-Profit Organizations. Homemade Soup will be served for lunch. For table information call Cathy at 402-336-7606 or Nancy at 402-340-3898
Ewing's Anuual Craft and Products Show will be Saturday, December 7th from 9:00am to 4:00pm at St. Dominic Hall. There will be 30 plus vendors. The Ewing Junior Class Prom Parents will sponsor the lunch stand serving soup, sandwiches, and desserts . Unique gift items for the Holidays and everyday. For more information call: 402-626-7781.
The Word of Life Women's Ministry will have their annual Christmas Cookie Fair on Saturday, December 7th from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Word of Life Christian Center. The Church is located 1 1/4 miles north of O'Neill on Highway 281. Everyone is invited to come and select their Christmas cookies from hundreds of cookies available. For special orders or questions call 402-336-1535 or 402-336-3296.
The West Holt Boys Basketball Team is having a fundraiser for team travel gear. They are raffling off a .243 rifle on Saturday during their Valentine basketball game. Please contact a West Holt Boys Basketball player to obtain raffle tickets.
Ladies of the Rosedale Convinent Church in Bristow would like to invite you to their annual Christmas Tea on Saturday, December 7th at 2:00pm. Lunch will be served following the entertainment. They are located north of Bristow. Everyone is welcome!
Sidak Feed will be closed on Saturday, December 7th.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 8
December 8th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Stuart Community Church will be caroling with Kloppenborg Clydesdale Horses with refreshments following at the church. Anyone interested in going caroling please meet at the Community Church at 12:45. Everyone welcome to join in the fun. For questions please contact Linda @ 402-340-2273 or Judy @ 402-340-2662
The Verdigre Community Chorus will present their Christmas Concert, "Let Heaven and Nature Sing" on Sunday Dec. 8 at 1:30 PM at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Verdigre and a repeat performance will be given that same evening, Dec. 8 at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomfield at 7 PM. A free will offering will be taken at both concerts. Refreshments will be served following each concert.
The Page Christian Mens Benefit Pancak & Sausage Supper will be held Sunday, December 8 at the Page Methodist Church with serving from 5 pm to 8 pm. This is a free will donation and is open to the public.
Compassionate Friends candle lighting service will be Sunday, December 8th at 7:00pm at the Methodist Church. At 6:00pm they will get together with muchies and then the lighting of the candles will be at 7:00pm. All are invited to attend.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
Monday, December 9th, Santa is coming to the Atkinson Public Library! Come get your picture taken from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Sponsored by Katrina Lee Photography and Mitchell Equipment.
Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus meeting will be Monday, December 9th at 7:30pm at the KC Hall in Atkinson.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH
The Employees at Casey's General Store in O'Neill are having a customer appreciation day on Tuesday, December 10th.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14TH
The O'Neill American Legion and Auxilary has changed the Christmas party from December 11th to December 14th. It will be a potluck dinner and starts at 6:00pm at the Holt County Annex.
DECEMBER 10TH THROUGH DECEMBER 12TH
There will be Christmas Crafts for Kids at the Atkinson Public Library from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH
Tuesday, December 24th the Atkinson Public Library will close at 12:00pm.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25TH
The Atkinson Public Library will be Closed - Merry Christmas!
West Nile Virus Update As schools begin again and high school sports activities resume, West Nile Virus activity will be reaching its peak. Now is the prime time to catch West Nile Virus, because the mosquitoes are loaded with the virus and there are a large number of mosquitoes present. As you attend outdoor sporting events and other activities it is important to remember to avoid mosquito bites. To prevent West Nile Virus the 4 "D's" are recommended: Dusk and dawn, avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are most active, Dress in long sleeved shirts and pants, Drain areas where mosquitoes can breed and Deet, always wear mosquito repellant. This public service announcement is being brought to you by the friendly people at North Central District Health Department and this radio station.
The O'Neill Simonson American Legion Post #93 meets the second Tuesday of each month. Please call 402-336-1200 for further information.
An educational tour of Costa Rica is in the works for June of 2014. Obviously the European Experience group usually takes tours of European destinations, but it was thought that students and adults might be interested in this tour as well. Costa Rica: A Touch of the Tropics offers active participation and includes white water rafting, forest canopy ziplining, horseback riding , kyaking, visiting a local school, and planting a tree among other activities. Check out our website at www.eftours.com The tour number is 1456675FJ Contact Pat Wax at 925-5182 with any questions.
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 Mondays, from 2:00pm until 5:30pm at St. John's Lutheran Church in Atkinson.
Consider donating your change to the Holt County Animal Shelter! It takes $1,000 to open one more kennel space, if 100 people give just 33 cents a day now through New Years they could raise $999!
There is a donation box at Casey's General Store in O'Neill for the dogs at Holt County Animal Shelter with a list of things that the dogs could really use.