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Memorial Day Trash Pickup

Memorial Day Trash Pickup for  the City of O'Neill will be on Tuesday, May 26th.  The Landfill and the Recycling Center will be closed on Monday, May 25th. 

Through May 29th

Ranchland Art Group artist Ranell Otte will display her latest watercolor paintings and greeting cards at the O’Neill Public Library from May 1-May 29th. Some of the works were inspired by poetry, written by her brother, Dwaine Spieker


The Legion baseball tournament in O'Neill will still be played Monday after the Seniors' day was cancelled Sunday, but there are changes. The schedule today will be:
11:00 A.M.  O'Neil vs. Atkinson
12:45  P.M.  O'Neill vs. Valentine
2:30  P.M.  Creighton vs. Atkinson
4:15 P.M.  Valentine vs. Creighton
Games will be 5 innings

St. Patrick's Catholic Church in O'Neill will be having their Memorial Day Mass at the Church at 9 am rather than at the cemetary.

Memorial Day services in Chambers will be at 11:00 am Monday, May 25 at the Chambers Cemetery.

The Chambers FCCLA National Qualifiers are hosting a Burger Meal Bash at the Chambers American Legion following the Memorial Day program. They will serve until 2 P.M. on Monday, May 25. Everyone is welcome

The O'Neill American Legion Post 93 will conduct a Memorial Day Program at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 25th at the O'Neill Cemetery.

The Atkinson Memorial Day program will be held Monday, May 25 at 10:00 am at the Atkinson Commnity Center.  Following the program there will be a luncheon at the Legion Post for members their guests.

The Annual Memorial Day Breakfast will be held on Monday, May 25th at the Kountry Korner Cafe in Page.  Pancakes, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit, juice and coffee will be served from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a free will donation.  The American Legion Post 315 will be holding services at the Page Cemetery at 10:00 a.m.

The Stuart American Legion will hold Memorial Day Services on Monday, May 25 at 10:30 am. The program has been moved to the City Auditorium this morning due to the chance of rain. There will be a potluck at the City Auditorium following the service.

The Carroll Binkerd American Legion Post #228 and its Auxiliary will conduct memorial Day services at the Lynch Community Hall on Monday, May 25, at 9 A. M. A DVD roll call of deceased veterans will be shown. The Ladies Auxiliary will serve coffee and rolls after the program.

The Verdel American Legion Post #223 Color Guard will hold Memorial Day services at the Alford Cemetery on Monday, May 25, at 10 A. M., at the Riha Cemetery at 10:30 A. M. and the Pischelville Cemetery at 11 A. M.

The Verdel Ladies Auxiliary to the American Legion Post #223 will host a potluck dinner at the Verdel Legion Hall at 12 o'clock noon, Monday, May 25. 

Memorial Day services will be held at the Verdel Ponca Valley Cemetery at 1:30 PM. On Monday, May 25

Memorial Day services in Bristow will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, May 25 at the Bristow Hall.

Memorial Day services in Page will be held at the Cemetery on Monday, May 25 at 10:00 am.

Memorial Day services will be held in Ewing on Monday, May 25 at 9:30 am at the Ewing High School gym.

Memorial Day services will be held in Spencer on Monday, May 25 at 10:00 am at the Spencer Gym.


The Avenue of Flags at the O'Neill Cemetery will be taken down on Tuesday, May 26th at 5 p.m. by the O'Neill American Legion Post 93.  All help of members and volunteers is appreciated.  Please meet at the cemetery. 


You are invited to a Bridal Shower hosted by the Chambers Class of 2007 for Callie Watson, fiance of Brady Pavel.  This will be Friday, May 29th at 7:30 p.m. at the Chambers Community Center.  Brady and Callie are registered at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Lowes & Nebraska Furniture Mart.


There will be an Open Barrel Race at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Burwell at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 31st.  For more information contact Jill 308-214-1557

The first summer Boots & Saddle Club horse show will be held Sunday, May 31st at Carney Park in south O'Neill.  Starting with registration at 9:30 and the show beginning at 10 a.m.  There will be halter classes, lead line, Pleasure, Ball n Barrel, ribbon race, western riding, poles and barrels. 


Due to the planned power outage by the electric company, the Wheeler County Courthouse will be closed Monday, June 1st.  We will reopen with regular business hours on Tuesday, June 2nd. 

There will be an American Red Cross Bloodmobile in O'Neill on Monday and Tuesday, June 1 & 2 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in west O'Neill.  Monday June 1 from noon to 6 pm and Tuesday, June 2 from 10 am to 3:30 pm. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).


'Every Hero Has A Story' is the theme for the 2015 Summer Reading program at the Lynch Public Library, which starts on Monday, June 1st, and will be held every Monday from 1:30 to 2:30 P. M. in June and July. All kids are welcome.


There will be an American Red Cross Bloodmobile in O'Neill on Tuesday, June 2 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in west O'Neill FROM 10 AM TO 3:30 PM.. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)..


The Treasurer's Office in the Wheeler County Courthouse will be open on Friday, June 5th from 9 to 12 noon and then closed from 1 to 5 p.m.

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! 

Thursday, June 18th through Monday, June 22nd

The Stuart American Legion invites you to visit the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall in the City Park from Thursday, June 18th through Monday, June 22nd.  Access is 24 hours per day with a special program on Saturday, June 20th. at 2 p.m.

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