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* Help Wanted: Cottonwood Villa assisted living facility in Ainsworth has a full time medication aide position available. Training is provided on site. Position offers competitive pay and benefits are available. To learn more about becoming a full time medication aide at Cottonwood Villa OR to apply, contact Ann Fiala by calling 387-1000 or better yet – stop in and visit with Ann at Cottonwood Villa in Ainsworth.

*  Help Wanted: The Brown County Hospital’s growing radiology department is seeking to fill 2 full time positions.  A Radiologic Technologist as well as full time sonographer with a radiology background. BOTH positions require being ARRT registered or registry eligible and be licensed by the State of Nebraska as a Medical Radiographer. Sonographer position requires ARDMS. These positions offer great opportunities to work with a strong, dedicated health care team. Basic life support, ultrasound and CT experience preferred. If no CT experience, must be willing to train.  Candidate must be able to work a varied schedule and take call 2 days per week and 1 weekend per month. A comprehensive benefit package is available. If interested send resumes to Lisa Fischer, Human Resources( or Marla Graff, Radiology Manager ( The Brown County Hospital, 945 East Zero Street, Ainsworth, phone 387-2800. Quality in Community Healthcare.


* John Rassmusen will be in the Ainsworth area to tune pianos March 21 through the 28. To make an appointment with John to have your piano tuned, call  303-832-1732 or 387-1543.




* The Bassett Housing Authority provides affordable, safe housing to qualifying families and individuals.  They offer spacious family units as well as 1 bedroom apartments all furnished with stove, refrigerator, washer and dryer.  Utilities paid, snow removal, lawn care and maintenance included.  Income guidelines do apply.  To be put on the list as units become available or for more information call The Bassett Housing Authority at 684-3329.  Their party room is available to the public for rent, very reasonable at just $15.  So if you need a convenient venue to hold a meeting or a party call The Bassett Housing Authority to reserve the date for their party room.  Again that number is 684-3329.  Deb is in the office Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  If no answer, please leave a message and she will get back to you.




* This Tuesday, March 20 at the Atkinson Livestock Market –  the special feeder auction has been canceled due to roads and feedlot conditions but they will hold the regular auction with weighup cows and bulls starting at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Engelhaupt and TKR registered Hereford bulls and heifers sale starting at 1 p.m. If you have any questions call the Atkinson Livestock Market 925-5141. Their desire is to be of service to you at Nebraska’s Old Reliable – the Atkinson Livestock Market.

* Friday, March 23 – 29th Annual Smith Angus Ranch Bull Sale starting at 1 p.m. at the ranch 25 miles south east of Bassett. 70 yearlings and 40 coming 2 year old fall bulls will sell. Come early – lunch will be served at noon. If you need more information call 244-5440.

* Wednesday, April 4 - 31st Annual TK Angus Spring Bull and Female sale starting at 1 p.m. at the Ranch near Valentine.  Selling 124 Spring and Fall bulls, Dispersal of the November calving fall cows, plus the pick of the fall bred heifers. For more information call Tim 967-3423 or Rick 308-360-0001 or go to to see the catalog.

* Thursday, April 5 - 28th Annual A&B Cattle Angus bull sale 1 p.m. at the Ranch south of Bassett.  Selling 110 yearlings and 40 fall coming 2 year old bulls.  For more information call Arlen 760-0232 or Adam 760-2623. Or go to You can also find them on facebook. 

* Friday, April 6 - Springlake Angus and guests production sale, 1 p.m. at the SpringLake Angus Center 50475 887th Road, Lynch, Nebraska.  Selling 55 yearling bulls, 35 2-year old bulls, 40 yearling heifers and 10 cow/calf pairs.  For more information go to or call 402-569-3442

* Tuesday, April 10 - Oakwater Ranch/Rocking Arrow 35th Annual Charolais bull sale at Valentine Livestock starting at 1 p.m.  Selling 90 yearling Charolais bulls. All bulls performance and fertility tested and free delivery within 250 miles. To view catalog and video go to


 * Agriculture is Amazing! The Annual Ainsworth FFA Hired Hand Auction will be held on Monday, March 19 at the School Cafeteria. There’s over 70 FFA members ready to roll up their sleeves and go to work for you. Come hungry – dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with auction scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. If you could use an extra set of hands – the Ainsworth FFA Hired Hand Auction is the place to be Monday evening, March 19. The Ainsworth FFA would like to thank you for your continued support. They look forward to seeing you at their annual Hired Hand Auction.

* The Ainsworth FFA petting zoo and machinery display that was scheduled for Thursday, March 22 as part of their ag week celebration has been postponed to next Thursday, March 29. It will be held from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. on the playground.

* If you’re planning on furthering your education, there’s still time to apply for many local scholarships but the deadline is fast approaching!  GJW is giving 2 - $500 scholarships. 1 is a general scholarship open to all area seniors and also an employee scholarship – for an employee or child of an employee. Jones Finish/ Sandhills Elite Genetics is offering a $250 scholarship open to all area seniors and The Jones Family and Thad Jones Trucking is offering a $500 scholarship. Check in with your guidance counselor for details. Sandhills Chapter Pheasants Forever Scholarship applications can be picked up at your high school guidance counselors office or you can call Brad Waits at 382-2656. Brown County Hospital is giving 3 - $750 scholarships open to all area graduating seniors and current college students in Brown, Rock, Cherry, Keya Paha, Loup and Blaine county who have selected to focus on a health care or healthcare supporting career. For applications go to their facebook page or call Tami Kovar 387-2800.  Thank you to these awesome local businesses who are aiming to inspire and help area students become future leaders.

* Eggs-tra Eggs-tra! The Sandhills Care Center is having an Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday. March 24. The Residents and Staff would like to invite all kids (age 10 and under) to bring their baskets or bags and come join the Easter Egg Hunt Fun. The Easter Egg Hunt starts PROMPTLY at 10 a.m. Following the Easter Egg Hunt, cookies and refreshments will be served for everyone to enjoy. If you need more information feel free to contact Macey by calling 387-1294. The residents and staff look forward to seeing you this Saturday!

* Ainsworth Youth Sports is getting ready for the spring soccer season! Boys and girls youth soccer  registration is now open and this year – they’ve added PRE-k! Fee is just $20 which includes your shirt. Ainsworth youth soccer is coached by Ainsworth High School students. Boys and girls  – PreK thru 6th grade can come expecting to have fun, learn skills and of course burn energy! It’s springtime – time for kids to get out and play.  Join Ainsworth Youth Soccer today. For a registration form call or text Katie Painter, program director at 760-0084 OR pick one up at the Ainsworth City Office. Deadline to register is March 28. In order to play your child must have turned 4 by January 1.

*Cabelas “School of fish” is a Unique KIDS 3 hour fishing class that’s coming to Ainsworth. Kids age 8 through 14, if you enjoy fishing or you want to get started in fishing, you’re going to want to attend School of Fish on April 4 at 6 p.m. at the Elks. Learn about the lakes, the fish that swim in lakes and some great ways to catch them. In addition, you’re going to get your very own rod and reel and tackle, even a $10 Cabelas gift card – that you get to keep! So come, have a lot of fun – learn some great skills and you’re going to get fishing equipment to take with you when class is done.  THANKS to the Sandhills Chapter Pheasants Forever and the Ainsworth Elks this class is absolutely free, there is NO registration fee - however, you must pre register for the event by March 29 by calling Brad Waits at 760-2905.

* Calling ALL exhibitors and vendors…you can be a part of the largest ranch oriented trade show in the United States! The 29th annual Sandhills Ranch Expo in Bassett, Nebraska  June 20 and 21! The Expo pulls in thousands of attendees with it’s unmatched variety of vendors, exhibits and entertainment! No matter what you sell – the Sandhills Ranch Expo is a great opportunity for anyone….so let’s set up shop shall we? Visit  or call 684-2320.

* Sandhills Rod and Gun Club Spring Trap League will be starting on Wednesday, April 4 and will be running 4 Wednesdays so get your 5 person teams together. There is just a $50 team fee - $80 individually which includes rocks, 25 standard trap followed by twenty five wobble trap and Ribeye Steak Sandwich Supper. Also each shooter must have some sort of membership to the Sandhills Rod and Gun Club. In Bassett, contact Tim Hinkhouse or in Ainsworth contact Todd Polluck or Gene Lehnert if you have any questions OR if you have a team OR if you’re interested in being on a team for Spring Trap League at the Sandhills Rod and Gun Club.

* The Old Feed Store Art Center at 104 Clark Street 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 8 a.m. until noon.  Make sure to keep watch on their Facebook 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!









* Card Shower Request for Brendon Coutts who will be celebrating his 33rd birthday on April 23 – as Brendon is deployed it could take several weeks for cards to reach him. Please send to: Diette Glen, 428 East 8th Street, Ainsworth, NE 69210. Attn: Brendon Coutts. (Diette will send them all together as each letter/card has to go to the post office and a customs form has to be filled out. This way she can send them all out in box/envelope. )






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Security and Loss Prevention. Provides insight into the complex problems of loss prevention in today's society, including security staffing needs, fire protection and control, duties and responsibilities of security personnel, internal controls, emergency and disaster planning, and internal theft. Mon., 7-9:45 pm at Ainsworth High School. Instr. Hardy. 3 cr. $340.50

January 8-May 9 (CRIM2350/18S) CRN#24155

Introduction to Professional Education. An overview of education in the United States viewed in terms of history, philosophy, finance and governance. Encourages critical thought regarding the role of education in our multicultural society, the role of the teacher, and educational practices in schools. The course is designed to help students explore education as a prospective career. Writing intensive. Mon., 7-9:50 pm at ESU #17. Instr. Washinowski. 3 cr. $340.50

January 8-May 9 (EDUC1110/18S) CRN#21768

English Composition I. English Composition I offers instructional practice in the techniques of effective writing. The process of planning, writing, revising, and editing essays for particular audiences and purposes and research-related skills are also emphasized. Tues. and Thurs., 4-5:15 pm at ESU #17. Instr. Elznic. 3 cr. $340.50

January 8-May 9 (ENGL1010/18S) CRN#24156

English Composition II. You will read and analyze works in various genres of literature and respond with essays applying research skills learned in ENGL 1010. Mon. and Wed., 4-5:15 pm at ESU #17. Instr. Lemke. 3 cr. $340.50

January 8-May 9 (ENGL1020/18S) CRN#24157

American History II. A survey of American history from the end of the Civil War to the present. Emphasis is on the political, economic, cultural, social, and technological issues that arise in America’s development as a global power. Tues. and Thurs., 4-5:15 pm at Ainsworth High School. Instr. Hilkemann. 3 cr. $340.50

January 8-May 9 (HIST2020/18S) CRN#23779

Introduction to Psychology. An introduction to the science of psychology including the application of critical thinking to the study of learning theory, memory, personality, growth and development, biological and neurological aspects, abnormal behavior, therapies, intelligence, motivation, emotion, sensation, perception, and theoretical perspectives. Thurs., 7-9:50 pm at ESU #17. Instr. Stevens. 3 cr. $340.50

January 8-May 9 (PSYCH1810/18S) CRN#23780

Introduction to Sociology. Introduction to the basic principles of sociology, including the study of sociological research, theoretical perspectives, culture, social structure, social institutions, deviance, social inequalities, stratification, demography, and population. Tues., 7-9:50 pm at ESU #17. Instr. Carter. 3 cr. $340.50

January 8-May 9 (SOCI1010/18S) CRN#23213

Speech. This course will enable you to master the skills required of speaking in today's workplace and society. This course will focus on the organization, preparation, research, and evidence needed for a presentation that is tailored to fit the audience. This course will also enhance your listening skills which will assist you in everyday situations. Tues., 7-9:50 pm at Ainsworth High School. Instr. Nelson. 3 cr. $340.50

January 8-May 9 (SPCH1110/18S) CRN#23981

FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS. This course is designed to give the students survey of mathematics topics including set theory, logic, geometry and dimensional analysis, financial calculations and management graph theory, probability and statistics. Main emphasis will be the application of problem solving methods while studying topics. Mon., 7-9:50 pm at Ainsworth High School. Instr. Price. 3 cr. $340.50

January 8-May 9 (MATH1100/18S) CRN#23212

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