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* Help Wanted: The Rock County Hospital in Bassett has an immediate opening for a full time or part time lab MT or MLT. This could include lab manager responsibilities for the right applicant. For more information contact Becki by calling 402-684-3366 ext. 134 or find and submit your application on line by going to The Rock County Hospital offers competitive wage, an excellent benefit package and a progressive team. Come see what it’s like to be a part of a legacy of caring at the Rock County Hospital in Bassett, Nebraska.


* Help Wanted: The Nebraska Department of Transportation is currently accepting applications for a Construction Tech II in Ainsworth. For a full job description and to apply visit State applications are required and will be accepted on-line until Thursday, February 28. For more information, please call 387-2471. The Nebraska Department of Transportation is an Equal Opportunity and Veteran’s Preference Employer.

* Help Wanted: Ainsworth Flowers and Gifts is looking for part time help.  Must have excellent customer service skills as you will be working on the floor in both the flower shop and coffee shop.  Adults interested in a flexible daytime schedule is a plus. High School kids are also needed to fill after school hours. If you’re looking for a fun work environment that encourages creativity and smells fantastic, Ainsworth Flowers and Gifts has a place for you. Stop in and visit with Deann or Chrystina today or call 387-1555.

* Nurses Help Wanted: Come make a difference in the elder community and be a part of a growing facility! The Sandhills Care Center Nursing Home in Ainsworth is looking for part time and full time RNs, LPNs and CNAs. Negotiable starting wage, pay differentials and a benefits package is available. For a full job description and qualifications or to submit your resume, please contact Stephanie Rucker by calling 387-1294 OR email You can fill out an application on line by going to    Come make a difference in the elder community and be a part of a growing facility!

* Volunteers Help Wanted: The Sandhills Care Center is always on the lookout for volunteers! You get to set your own hours and times, they just like to know a little in advance so they can plan accordingly. You can help with
activities, plan your own activity, play music, sit outside, or just go to rooms and visit. Anything volunteers are willing to do – the Sandhills Care Center staff is happy to accommodate. If you have an ideas or any questions please call Macey at the Sandhills Care Center, phone 387-1294 or email




* For Sale: a 2007 GMC 2500 HD, shortbox, 4x4, 4 door – Very nice, reliable, high mile pickup. Would make a great farm/ranch rig. 225k, new rear brakes, new tires, 5th wheel ball, tinted windows, drives great, runs great, looks sharp. Fresh service by MVP Auto. Asking $9500. Call or text Mark VonHeeder at 760-0301.

* For Sale: 4 tires 270-18s. Good for trailer tires. Call 760-1648.

* For Sale: a very nice, well-maintained ranch style home at 237 North Park Street in Ainsworth. This is a 3 bedroom plus one home with 2 bathrooms. Geothermal heating/cooling, stainless steel kitchen appliances, newer windows, window coverings, wood burning fireplace, main floor laundry room. There’s a lot to love! For more information call or text Sheri at 605-360-6503. Serious inquiries only please.


* The Bassett Housing Authority strives to provide affordable, safe housing to qualifying individuals or families. The facility has 4 - 3 bedroom units; 2 - 2 bedroom units and 14 – 1 bedroom apartments. Stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer provided. Rent includes paid utilities, snow removal, lawn care and maintenance. Income guidelines do apply and background check performed prior to admittance. For availability call 684-3329. If no answer, please leave message. Deb Weidner is in the office Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tenant meetings including
breakfast are held the first Thursday of every month. The public is always invited to join the tenants in the party room for dominoes on Tuesday afternoons, cards or games on Friday afternoons and cards on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. Party Room is available for rent for a very reasonable fee of $15 and just $20 to rent the entire building. If you’re looking for a great place to live with no upkeep, call 684-3329.

* KBRB has office space available for rent. Our offices would provide a great setting for your business. For more information or to set up a time to view the available rental space, call 387-1400.


* The American Legion Auxiliary
The American Legion Auxiliary believes that the more knowledge our young people gain, the better citizens they will become. That is why the organization is so committed to education. The American Legion Auxiliary offers multiple state and national scholarships! Check them out by going to  OR talk to your high school guidance counselor. Investing in the education of our young people is investing in the future of our country. If you have any questions or need more information on American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships call Kara
Welch at 760-0464. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.

* The Jones family and Thad Jones Trucking Scholarship
The Jones family and Thad Jones Trucking want to help you make college happen! For many students, the cost of college education can seem impossibly high. If you are a high school senior in Brown, Rock, Holt, Keya Paha or Cherry County and are planning on furthering your education, stop in at your guidance counselors office and pick up the Jones Family Scholarship Application – which contains all the details and eligibility criteria. The Jones family and Thad Jones Trucking is happy to encourage and excited to be able to help the future leaders in our area by offering
a $500 scholarship. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2019.

* GJW Scholarship
College DOES cost a lot more than it used to – but going to college is worth it! Your college degree will be one of the best investments you’ll ever make. The cost of attending college may seem daunting, but that’s exactly why at GJW – they are here to  help! If you are a high school senior in Brown, Rock, Holt, Keya Paha or Cherry county and are planning on going to college, stop in at your guidance counselors office and pick up the GJW, llc Scholarship Application – which contains all the details and eligibility criteria. This year, GJW is offering two scholarships. A
$500 employee scholarship – for an employee or a child of an employee and also a $500 general scholarship which is open to ALL area seniors. At GJW, they know that the well educated work force of tomorrow depends on
accessible education today. Applications/Postmark deadline is March 23, 2019.

* Brown County Hospital Scholarship
Your health care career is within reach! The Brown County Hospital is excited to announce they will be giving 3 - $750 scholarships. Considering the importance and complexities of high quality health care in today’s society, it is critical for bright, talented people to be encouraged to pursue professions in the field. At the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth, it is their pleasure to assist area students who are working toward a career to improve the health and well being of others. The Brown County Hospital Scholarship is open to all area graduating seniors and current college students from Brown, Rock, Cherry, Keya Paha, Loup and Blaine County who have selected to focus on a health care or healthcare supporting career.  Applications are available by going to the Brown County Hospital facebook page or by calling Tami Kovar at The Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth, phone 402-387-2800. The Brown County Hospital, quality in community healthcare. Postmark deadline is March 30, 2019.

* Sandhills Elite Genetics Scholarship
Aiming to inspire and help area students become future leaders. Every penny counts when it comes to paying for college. Sandhills Elite Genetics is proud to offer two scholarships. A $250 employee scholarship – for an employee or child of an employee and also a $250 general scholarship which is open to ALL area seniors planning on furthering their education. At Sandhills Elite Genetics, they know that the well educated work force of tomorrow depends on accessible education today. If you are a senior from Brown, Rock, Holt, Keya Paha or Cherry County, stop in today at your guidance counselors office to pick up your Sandhills Elite Genetics scholarship application. Improving pigs, people and producers.  Applications/Postmark deadline is March 23, 2019.

* Sandhills Chapter Pheasants Forever
The Sandhills Chapter Pheasants Forever has established a fund to provide scholarship assistance to deserving students. Pheasants Forever is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant and other wildlife populations through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness and education. They’re proud to recognize and provide a financial award to one or more outstanding graduating seniors from the Ainsworth, Bassett, Springview or Valentine areas. Over $20,000 and 40 scholarships have been awarded since the program started in 2008.  Last year 7 scholarships were awarded. Applying is easy! Pick up your application from your high school guidance counselor, OR you’re welcome to call Brad Waits at 382-2656 if you have any questions or if you would like to receive an application in the mail. Apply today, Sandhills Chapter Pheasants Forever would like to help you to further your education.  Applications/Postmark deadline is April 1, 2019.

* Improving Lives H & K Scholarship
Improving Lives H & K Scholarship was created in recognition and appreciation of those who have assisted Haley Happold and Kolter Mizner, who have reached milestones in their learning and development thanks to those who have chosen a career that truly makes a difference in the lives of children with disabilities and their families. If you are a senior in Brown, Rock or Keya Paha County that will be majoring in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Special Education, Audiology, Deaf Education or sign language you could be the recipient of the $500 “Improving Lives Scholarship” For details visit the “Improving Lives Scholarship” Facebook Page. You can pick up an application from your guidance counselor. Postmark deadline is April 5, 2019. If you have any questions contact Amber Happold: or call or text 760-3877.


*Wanted to buy: a black heifer or bull calf. Call 402-760-2413.


* Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services:  Freshen Up for Fall - At Kent's Auto Detailing in Valentine, their awesome service extends into your home, your office, even your campers.  They take clean to the next level offering carpet and upholstery cleaning right here in Ainsworth, Bassett, Springview and the entire surrounding area as well as Auto Detailing in Valentine at 837 West B Street.  To schedule an appointment call 322-1422.  Kent's Auto Detailing - Where they care enough to do their best!


* Raven Angus annual production sale is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the ranch at 32554 287th St., Colome, S.D. Selling will be 200 yearling Angus bulls and 100 coming 2-year-old Angus bulls, plus the pick of the 2017 heifer crop. Watch and bid online at For more information, call Rod at 605-840-1496 or go to

* Green Valley Cattle annual production sale is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the ranch at 46974 866th Road, Atkinson. Selling will be 100 yearling and 1-1/2-year-old bulls, 15 top-end heifers and 15 commercial yearling heifers. For more information, call Dennis and Sandra at 402-340-4788 or visit

* Saturday, February 16 - Minert Simonson Annual Production sale will be held at 1 p.m. at the ranch near Dunning.  Come early for a complimentary lunch.  Pie served after the sale.  Selling 105 yearling angus bulls plus 25 top heifers and 1 well broke gelding.  Check out the catalog at

* Saturday, February 16 - 67th annual Varilek Angus Bull Sale will be held at 1 p.m. at the ranch 7 miles south of Geddes, South Dakota.  Online bidding available at DV Auction.  Selling will be 170 yearling and 2 year old registered Angus bulls, plus 30 registered open and bred heifers.  For more info log on to

* 10th Annual Carlson Cattle Company Bull & Female sale will be held on Sunday, February 24, at the Carlson Sale Facility at the ranch Columbus, Nebraska.  Online bidding at Selling will be 30 fall yearling bulls and 30 yearling bulls plus 15 females.  Elite embryo packages will be offered.  For more information call John 276-6468 or go to

* The annual Ravenscroft Red Angus bull sale is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at the Valentine Livestock Market. The sale will be broadcast live at Selling will be 55 coming 2-year-old Red Angus bulls. For more information, call Eric at 823-4140 or visit

* The 38th annual Hall Ranch bull sale is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Bassett Livestock Auction. A complimentary meal will be served at noon. Selling will be 80, 2-year-old registered Angus bulls. For more information, call Ed at 402-684-3787 or Les at 402-684-3845 or go online to


* Become a part of the Sandhills Care Center family – sharing meals, outings and activities – like Bingo night. Everyone is welcome to come and join the residents for Bingo this Tuesday evening from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. Each game costs a quarter – drinks and refreshments provided. Then come back Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. for the Valentines Day Party. Enjoy snacks and crowning sweetheart royalty. We look forward to seeing you for Bingo this Tuesday evening and Thursday at the Valentines Day Party at the Sandhills Care Center, 143 North Fullerton in Ainsworth, proud to put “people first”.

*Share the love with a DQ Heart Cake – there’s so many to choose from, so just stop in and take your pick. The signature DQ heart cake with that Irresistible Fudge and crunch center surrounded by vanilla and chocolate soft serve, all decked out for Valentine’s Day, 10-12 servings for just $24.99. OR choose the Cupid Cake Mini! You can treat that special someone to a heart shaped Blizzard Cake perfectly sized for two and LOADED with strawberry topping, creamy DQ soft serve and real chunks of Ghirardelli chocolate for just $9.99 now through Valentines Day at Dairy Queen in O’Neill. Home of Fan Food – not fast food. Custom cake orders are also welcome but will need to be placed one day in advance.  (The cakes will easily last an hour on the trip home or bring a freezer bag with you!)

* Our Ainsworth Volunteer Fire Department and Brown County Ambulance Association members call it a "banquet and special awards evening".  WE the people call it an evening to come help honor our local heroes.  Ainsworth Volunteer Fire Department and the Brown County Ambulance Association invite you to attend their Banquet and Special Awards evening this Saturday night at the Ainsworth Elks Lodge.  A steak supper will be available with serving from 6 until 8 p.m.  Service and Special Awards will be presented at 8:30 p.m.

* Power Up for your week with an All You Can Eat Breakfast at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bassett!  It's a Community Wide event - absolutely everyone is welcome and invited to attend.  The All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast fundraiser will be held this Sunday, February 17, serving will be from 9 until 11 a.m.  This is your chance to come and enjoy a delicious, piping hot all you can eat biscuits and gravy with eggs and bacon breakfast in the great company of family and friends.  Adults just $7.  Age 13 and under $3, age 5 and under eat for free!  Don't miss All You Can Eat Breakfast this Sunday, from 9 until 11 a.m. at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bassett.

* Hunters, Collectors, Buyers, Sellers, Enthusiasts! Don’t miss the Atkinson Gun Show coming up Saturday, February 23 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday, February 24 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Atkinson Community Center. Exhibitors set up Friday February 22 - $20 per 8’ table. Tables must be 90% hunting and fishing related. All federal, state and local laws obeyed. Concessions will be available on the premises. Admission is just $4.  Children under 12, free admission with an adult. If you need more information or to reserve your tables, call Walter at 340-0949. The Atkinson Gun Show is sponsored by Safe Kids Shooting.

* The Old Feed Store Art Center at 104 Clark St. in Bassett is open Monday evenings from 4 until 7 p.m.; Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.; Friday evenings from 4 until 7 p.m.; and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon.  Make sure to keep watch on their Face book page and stay tuned for new and exciting happenings.

* Looking for local talent volunteers: The Activities Department at the Sandhills Care Center is looking for entertainment for Friday afternoons. This could include but is not limited to one-man bands, groups that play instruments, singers, piano players, etc. Any volunteers that would be willing to provide entertainment to the residents. If you or someone you know may be interested, please call Macey at 387-1294. As always – if you have a special talent, are a member of an organization or would just like to spend some time volunteering please contact Macey in activities to get something set up!


* $2000 Reward.  Nala a 2 year old female Husky has now been missing for 1 year.  She was lost on 2/9/18 in the Arnold, Nebraska area.  She is grey/black with blue eyes and a white face.  Owners believe someone passing through the area may have possibly picked her up.  Without tags or collar, they had no way to contact the owners.  If you have seen her or know someone that may have her, PLEASE help bring her back home.  They are offering a $2,000 reward for her safe return.  Cal 402-214-4737.








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