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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH, THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH & SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH


A firearm hunter education course will be offered by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission volunteer instructors in Stuart on Tuesday, September 16th from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, September 18th from 7-10 p.m. and Saturday, September 20th from 1-5 p.m.  The free course will be held at Jeremy's Garage at 46754 Dove Road. The course will provide instruction in the areas of firearms use, shooting and sighting techniques, hunter ethics, game identification and conservation management.  Students must pre-register by September 15th at HuntSafeNebraska.org, outdoornebraska.org or by calling the Nebraska Game and Parks office in Bassett at 402-684-2921.  Please print off and complete the parental release form to bring with you the first day of class.  In Nebraska, hunters ages 12-29 must have on their person proof of successful completion of firearm hunter education while hunting with a firearm.

The Atkinson Lions Club will sponsor a Hunter's Safety Course at the Atkinson Firehall on Tuesday, September 16th at 7 p.m., Thursday, September 18th at 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 20th at 9 a.m. Tim Larby, Dave Mincer and Ron Krysl will be the instructors.  If you are 12 years old in the calendar year of 2013 you must take this course to hunt in Nebraska.  Please have your birth date, full name, address, telephone number and the last 4 digits of your social security number when you attend the class.  You must attend all three classes.  This is the only time the course will be given in Atkinson.  Please register online at the Nebraska Game & Parks website.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH


The Homebuyer Education Workshop that was to be held in Bassett on September 11th & September 18th is cancelled.  If you have questions contact 402-340-6464.

The O'Neill Holt County VFW Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, September 16th at 7 p.m. at the Post on South Harrison Street in O'Neill. 

A car seat check up event will be held at the O'Neill Wm. Krotter North parking lot on Tuesday, September 16th from 11 to 2 p.m. in observance of Child Pasenger Safety Week.  Make sure your children and grandchildren are being transported as safely as possible.  Have trained technicians assist you and answer your questions.  Call 402-336-5286 for more information

O'Neill Rural Town Hall Meeting with Dave Domina, US Senate Candidate will be held at the Blarney Stone in O'Neill on Tuesday, September 16th from 7 to 8:30 a.m.

The Mobile Food Pantry, sponsored by We Care Inc., will be dispersing food on Tuesday, September 16th beginning at the new time of 7 p.m., at the O'Neill Community Center.  Volunteers are asked to arrive by 5 p.m. to help pre-box food.  We hope this makes the process smoother and quicker for those who come for food.  We plan to have food ready for pickup as soon as people register, with a much shorter time spent waiting in line.  Volunteers are needed and appreciated.  Youth groups of service groups who are physically able to help carry food to cars are encouraged to assist us as well.  We will open doors at 7 p.m. and really wish to discourage people from gathering anytime before 6:30 p.m.

The Mobile Food Pantry, sponsored by various churches in Antelope County, will be dispersing food on Tuesday, September 16th from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Club in Neligh.  The goal is to provide free food to those whose needs are great and resources are limited without being restricted by income guidelines.  Items include canned goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pastries and desserts.  Gates open at 5 p.m.  We need workers to help unload truck and set up tables at 2:30, all other workers are asked to be there by 4 p.m. that day.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH


The Sheridian Township annual and regular meeting will be held today at 7:30pm in the Atkinson Library.

The Ewing Rural Fire Department will be having their budget meeting Wednesday, September 17 at 8pm at the fire hall.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18


Home Health Medical in O'Neill will be closed today due to a Funeral. 

The Homebuyers Education Workshop that was to be held in Bassett on September 18th has been cancelled.  If you have questions contact 402-340-6464.

The Nebraska Department of Revenue will be holding sales tax seminars in O’Neill on Thursday, September 18 at the Northeast Community College Education Center in O’Neill at 409 East Adams.  There will be a General Sales and Use Tax seminar from 8:30 am to noon and there will be a “Sales Tax for Construction Contractors” seminar from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Please pre-register for these seminars by calling the Northeast Community College Education Center in O’Neill at 402-336-3590.

There will be a Compassionate Friends Meeting on Thursday, September 18th at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church in O'Neill.  Use the east door please.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH


Due to scheduling concerns, Terra Drueke, FNP-C will NOT be in the clinic in Spencer Friday, September 19th.  We apologize for any inconvenience this change may have caused.

SATURDAY,SEPTEMBER 20


The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.  Millions of people nationwide have mobilized to join the fight against Alzheimer's disease, the nation's sixth-leading cause of death. Join us on September 20th in Atkinson's Walk to End Alzheimer's.  Registration is at the Mill Race Park at 3:30pm and the walk will begin at 4:00pm.  The walk is slightly more than 2 miles.  There is no registration fee but every walker is asked to make a personal donation.

There will be a benefit for Julie Nachtman and family to help with medical costs for Shane.  The benefit will be Saturday, September 20 from 5 to 9 pm in the parking lot behind Kaups Insurance in Stuart. There will be music by Alex sponsored by the Central Bar. Come enjoy a hot sandwich meal by Stuart Community Church for a free well offering.  There will also be an auction and if you would like to donate please call Linda at 402-340-2273 or Judy at 402-340-2662.  You may also drop items off at the Central Bar in Stuart or the Atkinson Livestock Cafe. In case of inclement weather it will be held at the Stuart Auditorium.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST


There will be a Peter Family Reunion on Sunday, Septemer 21 at the KC Hall in O'Neill.  It will start at noon with a potluck meal.

Come to the Verdel Community Chicken Supper on Sunday, September 21 at the David Morgam Community Hall on Main Street in Verdel.  Serving will be from 4:30 to 7:30 pm with broasted chicken, cheesy potats, corn salad, dessert and drinks.  Proceed will go to improvements to the Community Hall.

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.

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


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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