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The Red Hat Ladies DO NOT MEET tonight, it's next Tuesday night.

There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Peter Fellowship Hall in Orchard on Tuesday, October 13th.  The hours are 10:30 to 4:30 p.m.  To make an appointment, please call Rita Shabram at 402-893-2691.  Eligible donors can also visit to make an appointment or download the Red Cross Blood Donor app on your smartphone. 

O'Neill High School will have a Blood Drive From 9:30 til 2:00pm

O'Neill American Legion will have a meeting tonight at the Hideawy Meeting Room at 7:30 Tonight

The Atkinson Township will meet tonight at 8 p.m. at the Atkinson Library. 


Nebraska Hunter's Education Fire Arm Class will be held October 14th, 15th & 16th from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the O'Neill Fire Department (east door). You must be at least 12 years old by January 1st to take the class. Register online at or www.huntsafenebraska before October 14th. When registering online please print out the release form and bring it with you to the first class.  You must attend all 3 classes.  If you have any questions you can call or text Jim at 402-340-1054


There will be a Red Cross Blood Donor day in Stuart, Nebraska on Wednesday, October 14 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Stuart Public School.  To make an appointment to donate blood, eligible donors are encouraged to download the Red Cross Blood Donor App from app stores or text BLOODAPP to 90999 to receive a download link, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

The Stuart American Legion Auxiliary will have their Gold Star Tea at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, October 14th at the Stuart American Legion Hall.

O'Neill UMC (north of the Golden Living Center) will be having their Church Bazaar on Wednesday, October 14th starting at 11 a.m. at the church.  There will be soup, sandwiches, cake, coffee or tea as well as craft booths, bring your craft items for donations.  The Country Store will have Cakes, Pies, Bread, Rolls, Cinnamon Rolls, Cookies and more.  Come check it out

St. Joseph's School in Atkinson will be hosting their annual ballon rosary on Wednesday, October 14th at 1 p.m. Please join us in front of church to pray the rosary in thanksgiving for our many blessings


Thursday, October 15th at 7 p.m. at the Neligh Public Library will be "Nebraska Territory Stories" presented by David Seay. This cheerful show is suitable for the whole family and is open to the public. 



Come join us for a silent auction & wine tasting in the Nebraska Room at The Blarney Stone. Tickets are $10 with proceeds benefitting The Holt County Animal Shelter. The Silent Auction begins at 4pm til 7pm, with wine tasting starting at 5 til 8pm

Caregiver Education Seminar October 17, 2015

West Holt Health Ministries will be hosting a Caregiver Education Seminar on Saturday, October 17th. This event will be held at the Atkinson Presbyterian Church located just West of the Highway 20 & Highway 11 junction. The seminar will begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. The sessions will last 15-20 minutes with 10-15 minute breaks between each session. There will be a longer break over the lunch hour for a light lunch of deli sandwiches, fruits and vegetables.
The topics for the day will include spiritual/emotional health, getting your affairs in order (Advanced Directives), safe transfers/home exercises, in-home safety considerations, equipment recommendations, caregiver burnout, reportable APS concerns, and what to do after your caregiving responsibilities have been fulfilled. Presenters will include the West Holt Memorial Hospital  (WHMH) therapy department, Nikki Cook (WHMH Social Worker), Lura Goeke (Parish Nurse), Betsy Raymer (Parish Nurse), and Pastor Wayne Owens (Pastor of Atkinson Presbyterian Church/Asera Care Hospice Pastoral Care). Businesses will also be present to provide information on how they may be able to assist you in your caregiving responsibilities. These businesses will include West Holt Health Ministries, Good Samaritan Society-Atkinson, Central Nebraska Community Services, Golden Living Center-O’Neill, Atkinson Senior Center, HomeInstead Senior Care, Heartland Counseling, and Aseracare Hospice.
West Holt Health Ministries is excited to present this educational opportunity to the public as a way of achieving their vision. West Holt Health Ministries is a group of individuals and organizations which strives to promote wellness of mind, body, spirit and relationships. They exist in the community to achieve this goal through referrals, home visits from Parish Nurses, education seminars, fitness programs, food pantry, the back pack program, grief support and other evolving programs.
We look forward to seeing you there!


Creighton Ministerial Association is looking for people who enjoy Christian music to sin and play specials at the Gospel Sing Benefit in Creighton on Sunday, October 18th. Music will start at 2 p.m. with refreshments following.  The Gospel Sing will be at Faith, Hope & Love Fellowship in Creighton.  Special musical guests include Evagelists Tom and Karen Cobb.  There will be church ensembles and other local talent.  To be placed on the program contact Pastor Casey and Jan Nelson 402-847-3400.  This event is open to the public.  Proceeds of the free will offering will be used for the Creighton Ministerial Fund.

On Sunday, October 18th, St. Patrick's Catholic Church O'Neill will be celebrating Catholic Daughters Sunday.  They will meet at 8 am mass to sit together.  All are invited to join them for rolls & coffee after mass in St. Mary's Commons


The program "Sharpie: Nebraska's Queen of the Air" will be presented by Diane Bartels, a Humanities Nebraska speaker, at the Atkinson Public Library on Monday, October 19th at 1 p.m.  This presentation is based on Bartel's extensive research and book about Evelyn Sharp, a pioneering, teenage aviatrix who became a war hero. Sharp taught men to fly and was one of the first women to ferry U.S. Army Air Force fighters during World War II freeing men for combat.  This program is open to the public and all ages are welcome!

On Monday, October 19th St. Mary's High School will be hosting the Nebraska Shakespeare Troupe, which will present "As You Like It" with a performance at 1:30 p.m.  Cost is $5 for adults


The mobile food pantry, sponsored by We Care Inc., will be dispersing food on Tuesday, October 20th, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the O'Neill Community Center. We are always blessed with a wide variety of food and plenty of it. Our goal continues to be to provide free food for those whose needs are great and whose resources are limited. Volunteers are needed and appreciated anytime between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 20th from 6 to 8 p.m. "Maybe a Baby" will be held at Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill.  This is a free event that is all about education for parents considering a baby in their future.  Learn more about pre-natal health, meet the providers who could deliver  your baby and enjoy some food.  You can find more details at


Thursday, October 22nd at 7 p.m. at the Neligh Public Library will be "Nebraska Through Song & Story" presented by Dan Holtz. This program is open to the public and suitable for the whole family. 


An amazing celebration of gospel music, Gaither Vocal Band in Concert on Friday, October 23rd at the Viaero Event Center in Kearney. This is an all inclusive bus trip sponsored by the O'Neill Assembly of God Church and the Church of the Nazarene in Ainsworth.  Transportation by Myers Motorcoach and the cost of transportation, concert tickets in the artists circle and a buffet meal is $80 per person.  To make reservations call: 402-336-2272, 402-340-4140, 402-387-2012 or 402-760-0060

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Luncheon N Bake Sale at Stuart Community Church
With a Bake Sale 9 to ? and a Luncheon 11 to 2 Luncheon is a free will offering Hope to see you there



Dorsey Community Church Fall Celebration will be held Sunday, October 25th with the Soup Supper running from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. and the Concert at 7 p.m. Come and enjoy a great meal on us and hear Ransom and Britney in concert. For directions or questions please call Pastor Joel at 402-340-3370 or Bruce Cole at 402-336-1689


Central Nebraska Community Services in O'Neill will be celebrating 50 years of fighting poverty with an Open House in O'Neill on Tuesday, October 27th from 2-4 p.m. This will be held at the O'Neill office at 202 S. 10th Street. 


On Thursday, October 29th at the Neligh Public Library will be "Nebraska's Musical Smorgasbord" presented by Chris Sayre. This program explores the rich diversity of Nebraska music, is open to the public and is suitable for the whole family. 


Saturday, October 31st is the Annual Trick or Treat at the Creighton Public Library.  They will start trick or treating a little ater 10 a.m. and will walk to local businesses for a trick or treat. Please consider this your invitation


Atkinson's 38th Annual Craft Fair will be Saturday, November 7th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Atkinson Community Center. Lunch stand available. Come and do your holiday shopping with us.


Women of Cancer will meet Monday, December 7th from 7-8 p.m. at O'Neill Avera St. Anthony's Chemotherapy Room. Everyone is welcome as this is a support group for all cancer types. Sharing hope and help to other women in our area.  For more information call Terry at 402-340-0371


Women of Cancer will meet Monday, February 1st from 7-8 p.m. at O'Neill Avera St. Anthony's Chemotherapy Room. Everyone is welcome as this is a support group for all cancer types. Sharing hope and help to other women in our area.  For more information call Terry at 402-340-0371
Call KBRX at (402) 336-1612