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NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 8TH


The 12th Annual Friends of the Library Silent Auction is going on at the Atkinson Public Library now through December 8th. Winner's will be announced on December 9th.

NOVEMBER 17TH THROUGH DECEMBER 11TH


CNCS will once again be taking applications for families in need of food for Christmas.  To fill out an application, please stop in at 202 S 10th Street between November 17th and December 11th.  Applications will be taken during this period only.  If you do not get signed up during this time you will not receive a certificate.  Please contact Michele 402-336-4298 with any questions.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 15TH


The Boyd County Toys For Tots gift tags are on the Christmas Tree at Krotters in Spencer.  Gifts need to be returned by Monday, December 15th, and monetary donations can be left at Krotters or at the Farmers State Bank in Spencer. 

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21ST


Avera Medical Clinic in Spencer will be closed on Friday, November 21st.

There will be a Bake Sale at the Creighton Public Library on Friday, November 21st from 8 to 11 a.m.  All proceeds will go to the Creighton Library Foundation.

There will be a chicken and fish dinner Friday, November 21st 1 1/2 miles North of Orchard, take out will be available, call 402.893.4238.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22ND


Delores Ruzicka's 39th Annual Craft Show will be held on Saturday, November 22nd from 9 to 4 p.m. at the O'Neill Community Center.  Lunch will be served the United Methodist Church.  Free Admission.

The Naper VFW Post will have a Mountain Oyster Feed on Saturday, November 22nd at the Naper VFW Hall with serving starting at 5:30 p.m.

The Chambers Sons of the American Legion are hosting a Texas Hold'Em Tournament Saturday, November 22nd at the Chambers Legion Club at 7:30 p.m.  $25 entry fee and $25 buy back.  All proceeds will go towards the new Veteran's Memorial Park being built in Chambers.  For more information call 402-482-5654

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD


St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Amelia will be holding it's Annual Dinner and Auction on Sunday, November 23rd at the Chambers Legion Club.  Dinner starts at 11 a.m. with the auction to follow at 1 p.m.

Naper fireman’s steak supper will be Sunday, November 23rd serving starts at 5pm at Naper VFW Hall.

A Community Worship Service will be held Sunday, November 23rd at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 2nd & Everett Street in O'Neill at 7 p.m.  Please bring non-perishable food and personal care items for the Food Pantry.  An offering will be taken for the O'Neill Ministerial Association to provide local crisis care.

There will be a "Raise The Roof" Soup Dinner on Sunday, November 23 at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Orchard.  The dinner will be served from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Serving Mexican Chili, Chicken Noodle & Vegetable Beef Soups, Ham & Chicken Salad Sandwiches and Homemade pies.  It will be a free will donation and sponsored by Thrivent Action Plan Project.
 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH


Avera Medical Clinic in Spencer will be closed Monday, November 24th 

There will be an O'Neill Community Blood Drive, Monday, November 24, 2014 from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Avera St. Anthony's Hospital, 300 N. 2nd Street in O'Neill.   Sign up to save a life today!  Schedule a blood donation appointment online at lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800.287.4903.

There will be a ReVISION meeting for O'Neill Public Schools and area businesses on Monday, Nov. 24th at the O'Neill Community Center beginning at 5:30. Please RSVP to Nicole Sedlacek at nicole@growholt.com by Friday.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH


Join us for the Chambers One Act Duo-Dinner Theater on Tuesday, November 25th.  Dinner starts at 6:30 P.M followed by the One-Act Plays from Chambers and Wheeler Central.  Cost is $10.00 per person, desserts only $7.00; plays only $5.00. Please make reservations by phoning Chambers High School at 402-482-5233. Reservations are needed by 4 P.M., Monday, Nov. 17

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH


The St. Patick's Altar Society Bake Sale will be held in the lobby of the Golden Hotel in downtown O'Neill starting at 9 a.m. and going until everything is gone!

Garbage pick-up in O’Neill for Thursday, November 27th will be a day early, pick-up will be Wednesday, November 26th.

 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 27TH


Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Spencer.  Serving from 11:30 to 1 p.m.  No charge for the meal.  Sponsored by the Spencer Community Club with financial assistance from Thrivent.

Thursday and Friday, November 27th & 28th


The recycling center and landfill in O’Neill will be closed Thursday and Friday November 27th and 28th.  

MONDAY DECEMBER 1ST


Family Night at the Creighton Public Library will be Monday, December 1st at 5:30 p.m.  Lighting of the Christmas Tree, Serving cookies, coffee and hot chocolate, visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, reading Christmas stories, Silent Auction begins.  Don't forget your letters to Santa!!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5TH & SATURDAY DECEMBER 6TH


5th Annual Eagles Club Holiday Bazaar will be held Friday, December 5th 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 6th 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Vendors and Non-profit Organizations will be there.  Tables are still available $20 per table, additional tables only $10.  Contact Cathy Menish 402-336-7606 or Nancy Schmitz 402-340-3898.  One table free for non-profit, additional tables $10.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 5TH


DIY Christmas Workshop at the Veridgre American Legion on Friday, December 5th from 9:30 to 4 p.m. hosted by Delores Ruzicka.  All materials furnished for a full day of making projects perfect for Christmas giving or yourself.  Limited seating, must be pre-registered.  Price is $85 and includes lunch, snacks, all materials, instruction sheets for the projects and you go home with the finished projects.  Contact Delores Ruzicka 402-668-7271

SATURDAY DECEMBER 6TH


Ewing's Annual Craft & Products Show Saturday, December 6th at St. Dominic's Hall from 9 to 4 p.m.  There will be 30 vendors along with a lunch stand on site.  The lunch stand is sponsored by Chantelle Dempster & Morgan Schrunk: Raising money for their Mission Trip to Equador with the organization United Planet.  For more information call 402-626-7781

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7TH


The Page Christian Mens Annual Benefit Pancake & Sausage Supper will be Sunday, December 7 from 5 pm to 7:30 pm at the Page Methodist Church.  The Public is welcome. 

MONDAY DECEMBER 8TH


Pictures with Santa at the Atkinson Public Library from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, December 8th

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9TH


There will be NO Ewing or Page Satellite Clinic on Tuesday, December 9th

There will be Christmas Crafts at the Atkinson Public Library on Tuesday, December 9th from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 10TH


There will be NO Chambers Satellite Clinic on Wednesday, December 10th

There will be Christmas Crafts at the Atkinson Public Library on Wednesday, December 10th from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 14TH


A Country Christmas with Friends will be held at the O'Neill High School on Sunday, December 14th with dinner at 6 p.m. and a program of holiday music at 7 p.m.  Cost is $20 per person and the doors open at 5:30 p.m.  You can purchase tickets from O'Neill Friends of the Library, Patti Herring, Cheryl Ludwig, Kathy Timmerman, Mary Duffy, Jim Sullivan and Jim Symonds.

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 17TH


There will be NO Chambers Satellite Clinic on Wednesday, December 17th

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18TH


Creighton Public Library Christmas Party will be held Thursday, December 18th from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.  There will be a movie, snacks, crafts and you can check out books!

TUESDAY, JANUARY 20TH


There will be NO Ewing or Page Satellite Clinic on Tuesday, January 20th

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 21ST


There will be NO Chambers Satellite Clinic on Wednesday, January 21st

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 the new West Holt Ministry building 108 West State Street from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and also at the Stuart Community Church from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 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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