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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.

Sandhills Outreach Ministry will meet Monday, September 22 at the Atkinson Senior Center at 7 pm. Speaker and special music is by DeDee Doke from Newport. RSVP to 402-925-2970 or 402-925-2085.

The Atkinson Antiquers will meet on Monday, September 22nd at Basset at the Range Cafe at 6:30 p.m.  Car poolers will leave from the Presbyterian Church in Atkinson at 5:45 p.m.  The lesson will be on unusual and unique books ends.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH


The First Christian Church of O'Neill has kicked off their "Rush" Wednesday Night Youth Group again for the 2014/2015 school year.  They meet every Wednesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  There will be Fellowship and Food (finger food) from 6-6:30 p.m. and then Youth Group from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Youth groups are K-6th boys, K-6th Girls and Jr/Sr. High.  Please invite your friends, we would love to have you!  If you have any questions please call the church office at 402-336-1579.  If there is no answer please leave a message and someone will get back to you shortly.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26TH


Terra Drueke, FNP-C will NOT be in the Spencer Clinic on Friday, September 26th but will be available for patients in O'Neill.  Please call 402-336-2901 to make an appointment.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH


All students (5th Grade & Up) and parents in the area are invited to attend the Peder Eide concert  and praiser service at the O'Neill Elementary School gym.  The concert will be from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  A free will offering will be taken.

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.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 1ST AND THURSDAY OCTOBER 2ND


Nebraska Hunter's Education Course will be offered in O'Neill on Tuesday, September 30th, Wednesday, October 1st and Thursday, October 2nd from 6:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the O'Neill Fire Hall.  It is mandatory that you sign up ahead of time at www.outdoornebraska.org and you must be 12 years old by January 1, 2015 in order to take this class.  Sign up begins Thursday, September 18th.  If you have any questions contact Jim Peters at 402-336-3324 or 402-340-1054.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH


The O'Neill Friends of the Library are pleased to welcome acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist and storyteller Jerry Barlow for a special Concert.  The event will be held on Tuesday, September 30th at 7 p.m. at the O'Neill Community Center.  The program is free to the community.

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 crpulib@gpcom.net by September 19th to receive a t-shirt. Cost $20
 

SUNDAY OCTOBER 12TH


Wild Turkey Days and West Boyd FBLA have teamed up together to bring you a painting party on Sunday, October 12th.  Roni Lammers from Creative Soul will be here to help you paint "Harvest is Here" on canvas.  This painting party will take place in the multi-purpose room at the Spencer Attendance Center from 3 to 5 p.m.  Cost is $40.  Join us for a fun afternoon with lots of laughs, snacks and a picture to take home at the conclusion of the afternoon.  Go to www.creativesoulforlife.com to register.  Hurry space is limited.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 25TH


The Town & Country Annual Craft and Home Show will be held on Saturday, October 25th at the Orchard St. Peter's Lutheran Fellowship Hall form 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 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)
tooth brush
toothpaste
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: ann@ncdhd.ne.gov or phone at: 402-336-2406.

 
   
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