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The Atkinson Public Library's Annual Art Show, featuring work done by area kindergarten through 8th grade students, will be on display at the library through March 23rd.  Stop and view the local talent.

Every Friday through Lent

The O'Neill Knights of Columbus will be holding a Fish Fry on Friday evenings. Starting at 5:30 and serving till 7:30 at the KC Hall in West O'Neill.  Adults $8 Kids $5 and kids 5 and under eat free.  Come enjoy a great meal every Friday night during lent.


Avera Medical Clinic in Spencer will be closed on Friday, March 6.

The Neligh American Legion Post 172 Fish Fry will be held Friday, March 6th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Legion Club, 115 W 3rd Street, Neligh.  To go orders are available.  Menu: Fish, Cheesy Hashbrowns, Beans, Dinner rolls, Dessert **Grilled Cheese Available**  Cost is adults $8 children under 10 are $4.

There will be an all you can eat community fish fry at the Chambers Community Center on Friday, March 6 from 6 to 8 pm.  Cost is Adults $15, Over 65 $10 and kids under 10 free.

The Wheeler County Courthouse will be closed on Friday, March 6th due to a lengthy power outage planned by the electric company.  They will reopen with regular business hours on Monday, March 9th.

The Atkinson Knights of Columbus will have a Fish Fry on Friday, March 6th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the KC Hall in Atkinson.  Everyone is welcome.


The Clearwater Methodist Church is having a soup/sandwich supper on Sunday, March 8th, at the Legion Hall in Clearwater from 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. free will donation.

There will be a Cribbage Tournament on Sunday, March 8th at 1:30 p.m. at the Central Bar in Stuart.  Entry fee is $5.  Everyone is welcome.

You are invited to Gene Mudloff's 100th birthday open house on Sunday, March 8th at St. Mary's High School Commons Area from 10:30am-4:00pm. Let your presence be your gift.


There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, March 9  at the Wheeler Central High School in Bartlett.  It will run from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS

The Books are Fun display will be at the Atkinson Library through Monday, March 9th  Stop by to shop for books and gifts at amazing prices.

The O'Neill Public School Board of Education will hold its regular meeting at the School Administrative Offices, 410 East Benton on Monday, March 9 at 7:30 pm  The agenda kept continuously current may be reviewed at the same location.

Stuart Furniture will be closed Monday, March 9th for the funeral of Mary Kunz. 


The next meeting of the (ACDC) Antelope County Does Care Coalition will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 5:00 pm at the Clearwater Fire Hall.  Adults and youth ages 13-18 from Antelope County who are interested in addressing the issue of underage drinking, are invited and encouraged to attend.  For more information contact Laney Ferguson with the North Central District Health Department at 1-877-336-2406.


There will be a Bake Sale in support of the Holt County Animal Shelter at Torpin's Rodeo Market on Thursday, March 12th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday night March 12th is Burger Night at the O'Neill Eagles Club from 6 to 8 p.m.


The Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway meeting will be held Friday, March 13, 2015, at the Lynch Niobrara Valley Retreat Center. Committees meet at 10:00 AM. Business meeting at 1:00 PM. 

Friday, March 13th is Corn Beef & Cabbage or Fish Fry at the O'Neill Eagles Club from 6 to 9 p.m.


Saturday, March 14th will be Ruebens & BBQ's from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the O'Neill Eagles Club.  They will also have Steak Night from 6 to 9 p.m. and will be serving Breakfast Burritos and Biscuits & Gravy from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.  There will also be live music from 8 to midnight


St. Boniface Church in Elgin will be hosting it's Annual Spring Benefit Auction on Sunday, March 15th at 11:30 a.m.  This will be held in and around the St. Boniface Auditorium.  Also the St. Boniface School 1908 Cornerstone "time capsule" will be opened at 12:30 p.m.  A lunch stand will be available.

Sunday, March 15th will be the Annual Roast Beef Supper at St. Peter and Paul Church Hall in Butte.  Serving 5 to 7 p.m. Menu is Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes and gravy, dinner roll, salad bar and dessert bar.  Cost is adults $8 and k thru 6th grade $4.  Everyone is welcome


The Atkinson Public Library Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Atkinson Friends Annual Membership meeting at 7 p.m. at the library meeting room.  All members are encouraged to attend.

The FLAME Meeting for March will be held on Tuesday, March 17th at 7 p.m. at the Faith Community Church in O'Neill.  FLAME is a women's ministry for women of all ages and spiritual backgrounds.  For more details contact Pat Anson 402-336-4524


O'Neill Recreational Softball/Baseball Registration will be held 2 days only!  Thursday, March 19th from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 21st from 9 a.m. to noon at the O'Neill Public Library.  Girls T-Ball through 18 and under leagues (must be age 6 by January 2015) $25. Boys T-Ball through Pony Leagues (must be 6 by January 2015) $25 and Itty Bitty T-Ball is free and you must be age 4 by January 2015.  Any questions please call Chuck Price 402-336-4718 or 402-340-0494 or Shad Thompson 402-340-1242.  There will be no late registrations and please DO NOT CALL the library.


Family Reading Night will be held Thursday, March 19th at the O'Neill Elementary School from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is for students at O'Neill Elementary School and their families and Title 1 students from St. Mary's Elementary Schools and their families.  Redaing activities, Scholastic Book Fair and door prizes will be part of the event.  All students must be accompanied by and adult.


There will be an all you can eat community fish fry at the Chambers Community Center on Friday, March 20 from 6 to 8 pm.  Cost is Adults $15, Over 65 $10 and kids under 10 free.

St. John's Catholic Church or rural Clearwater/Ewing will be having their Annual Fish Fry on Friday, March 20th from 5 to 8:30 p.m.  Serving 3 kinds of fish, 2 kinds of potatoes, mac and cheese, homemade salads, dinner rolls and desserts.  This is a free will offering and take out is available by calling 402-485-2476.  Located 10 miles south and 1 mile east of Ewing.  Bring your family and friends to "The Best Fish Fry in the Country"


Annual Lynch Smorgasbord will be held Saturday, March 21st in Lynch at the Community Hall from 5 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is adults $7 K-6th $4 and preschool and under are free.  Proceeds go to the upkeep of the hall.

There will be a Cancer Benefit for Jolene Moser on Saturday, March 21 from 5 to 8 pm at the 4-H Building at the Antelope County Fairgrounds in Neligh.  There will be a pulled pork sandwich supper, live auction at 7 pm, silent auction and a Husker quilt raffle.  If you have any items you would like to donate to the auction contact Stacey Mitchell at 402-776-2433 or Merry Sprout at 402-843-8043.  This benefit is sponsored by friends of Jolene & Thrivent Financial.

The St. Peter Lutheran Church Spring Supper in Orchard will be held Saturday, March 21st from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, kids ages 5-12 are $5 and under 4 are free.  They will be serving Windsor Loin, Hash Brown Casserole, Green Beans, Buns, Salad Bar, Dessert Bar and drinks.  Tickets can be purchased from any congregation member or at the door.  There will also be a quilt drawing with the tickets.


LifeServe Blood Center will hold a Community Blood Drive in O'Neill on Monday, March 23 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Avera St. Anthony's Hospital at 300 North 2nd Street in O'Neill.


"Would you like to watch the magical movement of hot iron or maybe hear the ring of an anvil?"  The Prairie Blacksmith Club is hosting it's 3rd Annual Blacksmithing Weekend in O'Neill on Saturday, March 28th and Sunday, March 29th at the residence of Irvan Wayman (48926 8772nd Road, O'Neill).  It will start at 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. each day.  Come and see what blacksmiths are making today with this age old process.


An Easter Cantata entitled "The Cross" will be presented by membersof the Orchard, Page and Ewing communities on Palm Sunday, March 29th.  The director is Matt Maxwell of Orchard. There will be a 3 p.m. performance at the United Methodist Church in Page and a 7 p.m. performance at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Orchard,.  Robyn Kennedy of Page will be doing interpretation for the deaf and hard of hearing as a special feature.  Both performances will be followed by refreshments and fellowship.


There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, March 30  from Noon to 6 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in west O'Neill. To donate go online at or call 1-800-733-2767.


There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 31 from 10:30 am  to 3;30 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in west O'Neill. To donate go online at or call 1-800-733-2767.


There will be an all you can eat community fish fry at the Chambers Community Center on Friday, April 3 from 6 to 8 pm.  Cost is Adults $15, Over 65 $10 and kids under 10 free.

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