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* Experience The Jane Keller Memorial Art Show, shining a spotlight on area talent at the Old Feed Store Art Center in Bassett. The art show is open for public viewing this Thursday and Friday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. which coincides PERFECTLY with Sunday’s Parade of Lights! Come check it out and place your votes for People’s Choice award: $1 equals 1 vote. There’s so much to see from talented area artists of ALL ages. You can learn more by going to the Bassett Arts Council Facebook page.

* O’Neill is giving Friday Night Lights a whole new meaning! CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. The lighted Christmas Parade starts at 7 p.m. this Friday night, downtown O’Neill! Lighting of the community Christmas Tree at the end of the Parade.

* Tis the Season for Holly Jolly Fun! Let the festivities begin – from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, Ainsworth Flowers and Gifts welcomes you to their Christmas Open House. Step inside and prepare to get your merry on! Shop a store FULL of Christmas merch – brand new inventory has arrived – new gift items, ornaments, themes, high quality silks and greenery plus hourly Holly-Day Spotlight Discounts and you can sample gourmet foods and dips while you shop! While you’re in make sure to load up on coffee shop gift cards too.

* Ranchland Western Store would like to invite you to their Annual Christmas Open House Friday, December 1st , from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday December 2nd, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Ranchland Western Store has a great variety of clothes, home décor, toys, boots, custom leather and they will also shape your new hat for you while you shop.  So come get your shopping done early and enjoy some seasonal refreshments while taking in the magic, at Ranchland Western Store this Friday and Saturday, during their Christmas Open House.  Plus they will do the Christmas wrapping for you!!

* The Valentine Chapter P.E.O. is hosting the Winterfest Craft and Gift Show on Saturday, December 2nd at the Cherry County Fairgrounds in Valentine from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. PEO is a non-profit organization and the proceeds from concessions and the sale of their vanilla go towards local scholarships for women.

* Join the fun and help spread the love this holiday season. Susie’s Christmas Wish Toy drive is Saturday, December 2nd at the Viaero Parking lot from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Items are also accepted at the Elks or Bomgaars. Of course they need toys! BUT they could also really use older/young adult items – some examples would be things like earbuds, cologne/perfume, young adult books, clothing, coats and sports items, bedding sets – things like that! Toy Pick Up for Brown Co. Parents and Guardians will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, December 5th, 6th and 7th from 5:30 – 7:30 at the Ainsworth Firehall. Rock and Keya Paha Families are welcome on Thursday, December 7th. If you are interested in being a sponsor of a family OR if you know of a family in need, please call or text Mandy Evans at 382-0182 or Amber Happold 760-3877. They will be taking names of families in need until December 1st. For more information check out Susie’s Christmas Wish on Facebook.

* Porch Pot Classes: Celebrate the Season with a DIY Porch Pot that shows off your unique style and spreads holiday cheer. Book your spot for one of Christmas Porch Pot Classes coming up at Shamrock Nursery. They provide everything, from fresh greens, pots and planters to soil and smiles! Let their experts help you give life to a gorgeous adornment for your home and you can show off your creativity all season long! Porch Pot Classes offered Saturday, December 2nd at 2 p.m; Wednesday, December 6th an evening
class that starts at 6 p.m. and on Sunday, December 10th at 2 p.m. Space is limited, so get pre-registered today by calling Shamrock Nursery at 336-3323.

* Get in the Christmas Spirit by coming to The Whistle Stop’s 25th Christmas Open House Saturday, Dec. 2nd from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 3rd 1  p.m. until 4 p.m. Get a jump on your holiday decorating and gift shopping with 20% off Christmas Decorations and 10% off Storewide. Decore, Gifts, Toys and so much more! Gourmet food samples and the Whistle Stop’s Famous cider too! So come join the celebration. They will be closed this Friday, December 1st.

* If you’re ready for a Holiday Shopping Spectacular – you’ll find it in Bassett THIS Sunday, December 3rd Don’t miss the Hometown Holiday Craft and Vendor Show from noon – 5 at TWO great locations – the elementary school and the Senior Center. Whether you’re searching for the greatest gifts ever OR for holiday inspiration, it’s all inside the Hometown Holiday Craft and Vendor Show this Sunday in Bassett. Make sure to stick around for the dazzling Festival of Lights Parade.

* Soups on! Ainsworth’s Church of the Nazarene 13th Annual Soup Supper Fundraiser will be held this Sunday from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall at the corner of 3rd and Elm. Enjoy a hot bowl of soup before attending the Community Christmas Pageant. The Soup Supper is by free will donation – proceeds will go towards Food Baskets for Families in Need and to the Local Food Pantry! Celebrate the holiday season and colder weather with a warm soup get together! Everyone is welcome to attend.

* Come celebrate the kickoff to the Christmas Season. This Sunday is the Festival of Lights! Bassett’s brightest Holiday Tradition – the parade culminates with the lighting of Memory Lane Park and Christmas Caroling too. Parade line up is at 5:30 p.m. at the Rock County High School. Parade starts at 6 p.m. Of course Santa Claus himself wouldn’t miss this special occasion. He will be 123 South Clark Street at 3:30 p.m. until he leaves for the Parade of Lights at 6 p.m. Pictures will be offered at no cost! The Jane Keller Memorial Art Show will be going on at the Old Feed Store Art Center
and Bassett’s Hometown Holiday Vendor Fair will be at the elementary gym and at the Senior Center. Participating local businesses will be open and $100 will be given away during Shop The Rock Sunday! The Bassett Festival of Lights is brought to you by the Bassett Chamber of Commerce.


* Rock County, Nebraska is seeking applicants for the position of County Road Department Foreman: Supervising employees, operating equipment for maintenance of roads, bridges, snow removal, mowing and maintaining county vehicles and equipment. Will also be responsible for necessary paperwork and be the liaison between the department and Rock County Commissioners. Further responsibilities include managing and following safety programs, working with county highway superintendent and county board to develop road classifications and plans for design, construction and maintenance of county roads, bridges, etc. This position is to be a working foreman, not merely supervisory only. Valid driver’s license required, CDL preferred. Pay based upon experience and will be a salaried position with benefits that include public employee retirement and single health insurance. Complete job description and applications can be obtained at the County Clerk’s office or by emailing Daunitta Buoy at Equal Opportunity Employer.

* The Brown Co. Assessor’s Office is currently accepting applications for a full time office clerk. Provides excellent benefits packages. The clerk is responsible for receiving phone calls, entering data, general computer knowledge of Excel and Word programs, assisting the public and other administrative duties. Will train in the other work-related areas. Stop in at the Assessor’s Office for your application or call 387-1621 for more information. Position will remain open until filled. Brown County is an equal opportunity employer.

* Dream BIG because the possibilities are endless. Whether you’re looking for a fun and flexible part time job that offers competitive pay? Who wouldn’t love some extra holiday spending money? OR a full time job with opportunities for growth? No matter what type of role you’re seeking, Ainsworth’s Pizza Hut has a place for you. Cooks, servers, prep, delivery, EVERYONE plays an important role in delivering a great guest experience. Be seen, valued and appreciated for who you are while earning enough to pay your bills and enjoy life outside of work. Stop in at Ainsworth’s Pizza Hut and visit with Amanda about the wide range of opportunities available. Hiring starts at age 15. To apply go to Reminder: Pizza Hut is now open Tuesday thru Sunday until 8 pm with delivery available Thursday thru Sunday. Now thru Christmas purchase a $25 gift card, get a $5 gift card free.

* Time for a career change? Central Valley Ag is seeking a Tire Truck Driver in Ainsworth, Nebraska. Join our team and deliver safe, courteous, and efficient transportation solutions for our tire store products and services. Base pay is $25/hr., overtime opportunities are available, and service/sales commission in addition to base pay. Outstanding benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. Apply today at c-v-a co-op dot com.

* KBR Solid Waste is accepting applications for a full-time transfer station worker. The position primarily entails operating the transfer truck and equipment at the transfer station, performing routine maintenance on the truck and equipment as well as other tasks at the facility. KBR Solid Waste offers a competitive wage and benefits package that includes health, dental, life and short-term disability insurance as well as retirement benefits. Wages are based on qualifications and experience. Eligible candidates must possess a valid driver’s license. A CDL is preferred, or the candidate must have the ability to obtain a CDL within 90 days. Applications are available from the city office at 606 E. Fourth St. The application deadline is Dec. 7. For more information regarding the position, contact Bruce Papstein at 402-760-2176. KBR Solid Waste is an equal opportunity employer.

* Rock County is accepting applications for a full-time equipment operator for the roads department. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, be able to lift 50 pounds and must have a valid driver’s license or CDL. Applicants who do not currently have a CDL must be willing to obtain that license and be willing to submit to random drug and alcohol testing. Wages are based on experience and qualifications. Rock County offers Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance, a retirement plan, vacation and sick leave, plus 14 paid holidays. For more information or an application, contact the Rock County Clerk’s office at 684-3933.

* Northeast Community College is seeking a part-time regional coordinator to serve the residents of Keya Paha, Rock and Brown counties. The coordinator manages the Northeast Community College Office at Ainsworth. Duties include assisting in the development of programming, representing Northeast in the region, assisting with Early College initiatives, and facilitating student support services. Minimum starting salary of $16.23 per hour, with salary calculated based on education and experience. Applications may be completed online at

* Ainsworth Community Schools is seeking applicants for Elementary Administrative Assistant. Qualifications for this position include good communication skills; office organizational skills; a variety of computer skills; and a willingness to learn new skills and programs. This position is a 10.5-month position and includes a great benefits package including health insurance, personal and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement, and disability. Salary based on experience along with starting salary schedule for the district. Interested persons should contact the district office at
387-2333 to apply or for my information. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  Ainsworth Community Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

* Good Life. Great Opportunity! If you’re searching for stability, better pay, a great work/life balance and outstanding benefits that include health, dental and vision insurance, ample paid time off, even a 156% match retirement contribution – The Nebraska Department of Transportation has an exceptional opportunity for a Hwy. Maintenance Worker in Springview. Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid drivers license. A Class A CDL will be required within 6 months of hire, NDOTs paid CDL training will put you on the fast track to advance your career and your pay check. For a complete job description and to apply log on to If you have any questions or would like to learn more, call Shaun at 387-2471. NDOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

* Delivery Driver position available Full Time. Must be able to lift 75 lbs. and have a clean driving record.  Competitive pay and benefits that include paid holidays, sick and vacation days. Hours are Monday thru Friday from 8 – noon and 1 – 5. Stop in today at Home Health Medical Center, 349 North Main in Ainsworth to pick up your application. Resume’s can be emailed to

* Expanding the workforce! At Winters Millwright good work is valued, respected and rewarded. They believe the quality of their services is directly connected to the way they treat their employees. To do exceptional work – they need exceptional people. Competitive pay, robust benefits, continuous growth. Salary increase and bonuses for good work performance. Overtime is time and a half! Welding and fabrication experience is a plus but hands on training gladly provided making this an incredible opportunity to learn an in-demand trade. Build your future with Winters Millwright in Ainsworth. To apply or to learn more – contact Evan Winters at 308-645-7893. Resume’s can be sent to

* If you want some part time work – Seven Springs of Long Pine has a position for you! They are looking fill a temporary driver position, someone who can fill in as needed, a CDL is NOT required and also looking for help in bottling. If you’re looking for some part time work, give Todd Thornton a call today to learn more about what’s available at Seven Springs in Long Pine, phone 273-4295. Position could work into full time for the right applicant.

* Do more for your future! Discover a career in banking as a full time teller, helping to provide the ‘financial backbone’ in customer service at Union Bank & Trust, Ainsworth branch. If you are great with people and excel in customer service and relationship building this is a tremendous opportunity to establish your career with an amazing company. Competitive pay with benefits designed to protect your physical and financial health and help you make the most of your financial future because at UBT, they’re serious about building fulfilling careers – not just day jobs. To learn more, call 387-1350 and visit with Kathy. For a complete description and to apply, log on to

* Are you looking for a rewarding and fulfilling position helping kids learn? As a full time Preschool Temporary Center Assistant at Little Paws Preschool in Ainsworth September through March. Not only will you earn competitive pay and great benefits – you get to witness so many ground breaking moments and daily ‘wins’. Successful applicant will assist teacher with daily activities, planning, and help with cooking and cleaning. Applicant must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid Nebraska Drivers license and a working phone. Previous experience working with children preferred. For your application call 308-745-0780
ext. 105 or apply online at This position will remain open until filled. EEO/AA

* Put your passion and talent to work with GJW, LLC a global leader in the swine industry. They’re continually seeking highly motivated individuals to join their team offering career opportunities in a variety of areas: equipment operators, financial analysts, Wildlife management and forestry specialists, range technicians, vehicle and facility maintenance and YES animal production too. Their dedicated team encompasses people from diverse backgrounds and experiences working together to produce high quality pork. Above average compensation, great benefits and room to grow. From teens to retiree’s and everyone in between – GJW, LLC is always accepting applications and resumes for hard working individuals. Applying is easy. Stop by their 300 North Main Office to pick up your application or for more information call 382-3333.

* You’re already doing good work. NOW is the time to start feeling valued, respected and rewarded for it. At Winters Millwright in Ainsworth, they’re a team of talented, hard working professionals who love a challenge and they’re always on the lookout to add to the pack. They take their work and safety seriously – they take fun seriously too. If you’re a dedicated worker, looking for a great paying career where you can put down roots and grow personally and professionally, you can find a home at Winters Millwright in Ainsworth. Competitive pay, robust benefits, continuous growth. Welding and fabrication experience is a plus – but if you’re a hard worker, hands on training will gladly be provided. Build your future with Winters Millwright in Ainsworth. To apply or to learn more – contact Evan Winters at 308-645-7893. Resume’s can be sent to

* Come be a part of a team that is compassionate about providing quality care to each of their residents! If you have the passion, The Sandhills Care Center in Ainsworth has a position for you. Charge nurses – RNs and LPNs, CNAs, dietary, housekeeping and laundry aides. BOTH full time and part time positions are available. Very competitive pay, insurance benefits for full time employees and flexible work schedules. All this in addition to being a part of a mission driven team that serves for the right reasons. It’s easy to apply, call Administrator Penny Jacobs at the Sandhills Care Center , where they’re proud to put people first. Phone 387-1294.




* Time proven fencing solutions. Adding high quality barbed wire fencing or pipe corrals up’s your property value. Fencing is NOT an expense, but instead – an investment that is worth the price. If you’re looking for the best livestock fencing, you’ll find it with Logan’s Fencing. Call Logan Leonard at 925-8184 for barbed wire fencing and pipe corral installation. Over a decade of experience.

* Do you have equipment to sell? Call the name you can trust – Big Iron. With Big Iron you’ll receive full service from start to finish with our proven selling system. Your equipment is featured worldwide, and with our unreserved auctions, every item sells to the highest bidder. No buyer’s fee means more money in your pocket, and no more worrying about payment collection – Big Iron takes care of it all. For more information, call Logan Leonard at 925-8184.




* Your office is ready! Do you need more privacy? Longing for your own space? KBRB Radio has office space available for rent – move in ready and waiting for you to pile on the productivity! For more information or to make an appointment to view call Graig Kinzie at 387-1400.

* 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent – subject to waiting list/availability at the Bassett Housing Authority, 400 Panzer Street,
Bassett. A great place to live with no upkeep or maintenance. Lawn mowed and watered in the summer and sidewalks cleared and snow removed in the winter. All apartments are equipped with a gas range, refrigerator and washer and dryer. Utilities included are electricity, natural gas, water, sewer and garbage. For more information on availability or to get your application call 684-3329. If no answer, please leave a message. Office Hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8 a.m. – Noon and 1 – 5 p.m.


* Looking for about 10 square bales of either straw or hay, if you have some available please call 382-5130.

* Corn stalk for winter grazing or other grazing. Please call 394-1663.


* KEYS CANNING AND CRAFTS will be at the Dunning Christmas Extravaganza at the Dunning Community Hall on Jewett Avenue, this Saturday, December 2 from 9-4.For sale will be over 50 varieties of homemade jams and jellies. She also has homemade denim hotpads, coffee sleeves, and plans to bring along some canning. Anita’s goods are also at The Porch on Main Street in Bassett so stop and shop at Dunning, Bassett or BOTH this weekend. Feel
free to bring back any standard empty jelly jars. If anyone has excess Chokecherries in the freezer, let Anita know as her supply is running out. You can always call or email Anita if you want to make an order phone 308-834-3379 or email



* Come shop an Estate and Household Sale with proceeds going to help great local causes – because THAT’s what Marilyn would have wanted. Friday and Saturday, December 1st and 2nd from 9 – 5 both days at 708 E. Second St., Marilyn Holmberg’s residence. Some items will be priced for her estate, most will be yours for the taking, in return, a free will donation would be appreciated with proceeds going to the Ainsworth Senior Center, Brown County Ambulance Association or the Sandhills Care Center – of which
served Marilyn well in the last months of her life.

* Friday, December 1st – Holtgrew Auction and Appraisal is back with their Monthly Hay Consignment Auction at the Atkinson Livestock Market. Sale time is at 11 a.m. Learn more by going to or if you have questions or to consign hay call Ron Holtgrew at 340-0263. Holtgrew Auction and Appraisal in charge.

* Saturday, December 2nd – Public Auction at 409 North Union Street in Stuart.  Sale time is at 10 am, 2 rings will run so make sure to bring a friend. In the offering you’ll find Tractors, lawn and garden items, lots of tools and truck parts. There’s so many household items and collectibles too that include several tonka toys, a large doll house,  furniture, Flat screen TVs, China Cabinet, a refrigerator/freezer even treadmills and exercise equipment, there’s so much  more. Head straight to to check out this sale bill and pictures too, then plan on heading to Stuart this Saturday to spend the day with M&M Auctions, they’re ready to go to work for you. If you have questions contact Matt McKay by calling 340-1209.



* Musicians, singers, music lovers unite! The Bassett Arts Council Jam Sessions with Lyle Anthony are BACK! When everyone comes together to jam, the vibe really becomes all about the enjoyment of a shared love for music. All are welcome this Saturday, December 2nd from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Bassett Senior Center. Musicians and singers – if you want to participate, learn more by going to the Bassett Arts Council Facebook page. It’s a free event and all are welcome!

* Keep Calm and step up to the free throw line. The Elks Hoop Shoot is coming up Sunday, December 3rd Sign up at 12:30, shooting starts at 1 p.m. at the Ainsworth School gym. The Hoop Shoot is an annual Free throw Contest that provides area youth an opportunity to compete, connect and succeed through hard work and healthy competition. Winners advance through local, district, state and regional contests to reach the National Finals.
It’s a Free event, there is NO FEE and absolutely all kids age 8 thru 13 are welcome to participate. If you have any questions contact Brandon Evans 760-3985 or Shane Kinnick 760-0835. No pre-registration needed, just show up!


* FOUND:  Wednesday afternoon at the Second Chance Thrift Shop, in a box of donated fine china and figurines was a set of ladies dentures.  They were in a denture container in fresh water.  Someone is missing them.  Call the Shop at 684-2542 until 5:30 PM.  Or call Carolyn Hall after that 684-3417 or Martha Rasmussen 382-5208.