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The Orchard Public Library will be holding a Used Book Sale Saturday, April 18th through Saturday, May 2nd.


LifeServe Blood Center will hold a blood drive on Monday, April 27 from 2 pm to 6 pm at Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill. Walk in's are welcome.

The Atkinson Antique Club will meet on Monday, April 27 at 6:30 pm at The Alley in Atkinson. The lesson will be on local memorabilia.

Dr. Gutshall will not be at the Avera Medical Clinic in Spencer on Monday, April 27th


Chambers FCCLA will be hosting the Red Cross Bloodmobile in Chambers on Tuesday, April 28 from 10-4 at the American Legion in Chambers. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN DATE. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are appreciated. Please call the school during the day to make an appointment or in the evening call Marilyn Whitaker at 402-482-5665. 


Relay for Life of Holt County Committee and Team Captain Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 29th at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at Cubby's.  We are "Cruising for a Cure" this year and we need your help. Please help us Finish the Fight by starting a team, getting involved on the planning committee or becoming a sponsor.  Don't forget to register if you are a cancer survivor and be our honored guest. Learn more by joining us on April 29th.  If you have any questions please contact Stephanie at 402-270-1070


The O'Neill Rotary Club is presenting the Holt & Boyd County Girls on the Run Event on Friday, May 8th at 5:30 p.m. at Ford Park in O'Neill.  On site registration will be held from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. that day.  Cost is $25 to register that day and does not include a shirt.


In honor of National Foster Care Month, Building Blocks cordially invites you to join us at our Open House event on Friday, May 15th at the O'Neill Office located at 118 North 5th Street from 10 to 11 a.m.  Building Blocks would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our foster parents and respite providers for their hard work and dedication to children. We are truly blessed to have you as part of our team. 


An open house honoring retiring Clearwater/Orchard teachers, Paul Horman, Betty Schomberg, and Donna Ziems, will be held on Sunday, May 17th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the Clearwater School.  A short presentation will be held beginning at 3:00 p.m.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend.  


The O'Neill Head Start is currently taking applica;tions for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.  This is for a morning class only. We serve children ages 3 and 4 in our Preschool.  Children with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.  There is no cost for your child to attend Lucky Learners.  If interested please call 402-336-4309 to schedule a time to fill out an application.

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