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* Help Wanted: Cottonwood Villa, assisted living facility in Ainsworth is seeking a Medication Aide for the night shift. This is a 30 – 40 hour per week position. Training provided on site. If you want the opportunity to work with committed team members and be able to make a difference in the lives of amazing residents, all while receiving a competitive wage and benefits too - this could be the perfect position for you! To apply or for more information contact Ann Fiala at phone 387-1000 or just stop in to visit with Ann at Cottonwood Villa in Ainsworth.

* Help Wanted: Brown County Hospital is seeking a full time cook who wants to ensure patients are being cared for with excellence, compassion and integrity. Their dietary team is proud to provide exceptional dining experiences. If you like to cook and enjoy helping others, apply today!  Must be willing to work morning and evening shifts, rotating weekends and holidays. Weekend pay differential and a comprehensive benefits package is offered. If you’re interested in this opportunity, please contact Sonya Shurter or Lisa Fischer by calling 387-2800 or email or

* Help Wanted: Sandhill Equipment of Bassett is looking to fill a full time service tech/ag mechanic position. Job consists of maintaining, diagnosing, repairing and overhauling agricultural equipment in a team environment. Sandhill Equipment offers a competitive wage and benefits are available. Stop in to pick up your application or if you have any
questions/need more information you can visit with Dennis or Brett at Sandhill Equipment of Bassett, phone 684-2331.

* Help Wanted: The Ainsworth Elks Club is now accepting applications for Clubhouse Manager. Successful candidate is responsible for managing all functions of the clubhouse services, including kitchen and dining area, sales, event coordination as well as facility upkeep. Excellent customer service skills are required. Must be self motivated, organized and a team player as duties include staff scheduling, ordering, menu planning, cost control, etc. This is a part time position. Applications can  be picked up at the Elks during business hours or by calling Shane Kinnick at 760-0835 or Casey Jones at 760-3163.




* For Sale: like new fabric window blinds in “marshmallow” color so they will match any room. They are light blocking and cordless. Purchased in October 2018 so they are less than a year old. Sizes: 1 – 96”x65”, 1 –
41”x65” and 2 – 27” x 65”. To learn more about them you can log on to All 4 cost over $600. Will sell for $300 or best offer. Same party also has a Black and Decker Toaster Oven for sale. 8 slice capacity, for baking, broiling, toasting and keeping food warm. It will accommodate a 9x13 pan. Purchased in March for $76. Used very little. Will sell for $25. Call 387-2383 or 760-0880.

* For sale: Blue Heeler puppies. They will be ready to go in 3 weeks. Call Glenn May at 760-0735.

* For Sale: 1 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.


* Chuck Daniels has a pasture opening along Hwy. 7 south of Ainsworth for 80 cow/calf pairs and another pasture opening also beside Hwy. 7 south of Ainsworth for 60-65 cow/calf pairs. Or a possible opening for 100 to 120
cow/calf pairs in the hills north of Elsmere and west of Willow Lake. Call Chuck on his cell at 382-8840 or his home number at 387-1868.  Rates are negotiable.

* 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.


* Reconnect with your classmates and share some of your AHS memories. Get your tickets today for the Ainsworth Alumni Banquet, coming up Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 P.M. in the Lila McAndrew Gymnasium, a delicious roast beef
dinner prepared by the Ainsworth Lions Club will be served. Banquet Tickets are just $25 through June 22 and will then increase to $30. Tickets are available at KBRB Radio station and are also available by mail. Send self addressed stamped envelope with your pmt to the Ainsworth Alumni Association PO Box 144. Orders must be received by June 22. Tours of the school including the new industrial tech and ag department addition will be available prior to the banquet starting at 5 p.m. For more information contact the Class of ’94 – Calista Keezer at 382-8212 or Amanda Ganser at 760-1459.




* For all of your tree service needs, big or small – call Olberding Tree Service of Stuart for the fix! They make even the toughest jobs look easy.  Olberding Tree Service is environmentally conscious, fully insured and they have the proper equipment and personnel to get the job done right – the first time and clean up is immaculate! They’re local so you know they won’t drive away and leave you stumped. Now’s the time to call Jake for your free, no obligation estimate, references gladly given, phone 340-8311.

* 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!




* Just a reminder: Rick’s Barber Shop will be closed this week. Rick will be back to regular open hours next week.

* BCH Aux. Thrift Shop will be having a sack sale on Saturday from 1 until 4 p.m. and Always the 3rd Saturday of each month.

* Come Dance Saturday night! Classic Country Club - Ainsworth’s very own – Tom Theis, Eddy Daniels and Joe McBride along with special guest Johnny Shelbourne will be playing this Saturday night, May 18 at the Johnstown
Hall from 8 until 10:30 p.m. Come help Dave and Ronda Sherman celebrate their 30th Anniversary. Classic Country Club promises good old country music with a touch of rock and roll – so much fun to be had this Saturday night, so
come one, come all – get ready to cut a rug in Johnstown with the live band Classic Country Club.


* Filters are IN! If you placed an order during Buckles Automotive’s Filter Sale they are ready to go. Stop in at Napa anytime Monday thru Friday 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. or Saturday 7 a.m. until Noon to pick up your filter order.

* Support local by shopping local!  This Sunday, May 19 is the Summertime Craft & Vendor Show in downtown Bassett at the Sandhills Studio-the former variety store building.  Over 20 vendors and local crafters will be there along with their wares from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday.  Some of the vendors include: Scentsy, Tupperware, Sedalia Designs, Pampered Chef, Norwex and many more, plus all the local area crafters with food, homemade kitchen towels and dish cloths, scrubbers, pot holders, home designed tumblers, mugs, glasses, and so much more!  Shopping and refreshments and even door prizes, this Sunday at the Summertime Craft & Vendor Show on Main Street in Bassett, open 11 a.m. until  4 p.m.   


* The Ainsworth Golf Course invites players to a one-person scramble at 10 a.m. this Sunday, May 19.  In this format, the player basically gets a mulligan on every shot.  Tee off twice and choose the best drive to play.  Miss the putt the first time, you get a second chance.  Flights for all skill levels and there will be a women's flight if there is enough participation.  Lunch will be available in the clubhouse.  Call the Ainsworth Golf Course at 387-1658 to sign up and to reserve a cart, and plan to play in the one-person scramble at 10 a.m. this Sunday.

* The 5th Annual Ainsworth Elks Lodge #1790 youth trap shoot will be held Saturday, May 18.  They will be serving lunch starting at noon at the Sandhills Rod and Gun Club.  Shooting starts at 1 p.m.  The trap shoot is free to all shooters in the 6th through 12th grade the 2018-2019 school year.  All shells will be provided.  A new shotgun will be given to the winner of each division as well as the high girl shooter.  For more information contact Trent Kinney by calling 382-5535.  Please feel free to message participants name and grade before hand so they can have an idea who/how many will be there.  Youth must be accompanied by an adult.

* Support local by shopping local. This Sunday, May 19th is the Summertime Craft and Vendor show at the Sandhills Studio – the former Variety Store Building, downtown Bassett. Over 20 vendors and local crafters will be there sharing their wares from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. including Scentsy, Tupperware, Sedalia designs, pampered chef, norwex and more plus local crafters with food, homemade kitchen towels, dishcloths, potholders, custom tumblers, mugs, glasses and more. Shopping, refreshments and door prizes too. This Sunday 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. , main street Bassett.

* The Brown County Hospital is now accepting bids for the annual haying of the hospital grounds for the 2019 season. Grounds to be hayed consist of approximately 15 acres directly east of the hospital. Interested parties can send or deliver sealed bids to: Attention: Hay Bids, c/o John Werner, CEO, Brown County Hospital, 945 East Zero Street, Ainsworth, NE 69210 by May 21, 2019.

* Cookers wanted: They’re heating up the carnival scene in 2019! It’s the Ainsworth Fire Departments Barbecue Rib Cookoff aka “Ribfest” coming up Saturday, June 8.  The event is open to any and all backyard barbecue enthusiasts! Enter as a team or individually. Just a $20 entry fee, 100% payback PLUS $500 added! All Ribs provided by GJW, llc. Check in will be at 8 a.m., judging at 5 p.m..  For more information or to get entered call or text Kyle Mizner at 322-1536 or Randy Johnson at 760-0938. The more entries, the better the event. Ribs are provided free of charge by GJW, 100% payback, $500 added and tons of fun - so what are you waitingfor? Get entered today!

* Wild Cow Riding Teams Wanted! The Sandhills Ranch Expo is in search of the best Wild Cow Riders in the area (teams of 4) to participate in the Wild Cow Riding during the Rough Stock Challenge on June 19 in Bassett. The
objective is to saddle a completely wild cow and ride it for 8 seconds. It’s just a $100 entry fee per 4 man team. 100% payback PLUS $1,000 added! Get your team signed up today by calling Payton Shankland at 822-0226. A Big thank you to Wild Cow Riding Event Sponsors: Rau Repair and Strelow Trucking and The Bassett Livestock Auction.

* Calling all exhibitors and vendors – this June get ready to show your stuff! You can be a part of the largest ranch oriented trade show in the US – The 30th Annual Sandhills Ranch Expo in Bassett, Nebraska June 19 and 20. The Expo pulls in thousands of attendees with it’s unmatched variety of vendors, exhibits and entertainment. There’s something for everyone - from cattle to cattle chutes, ATVs to pickup trucks, sunglasses to toys, apparel to arts and crafts, fried Oreos to prime rib sandwiches and anything in between. No matter what you sell – the Sandhills Ranch
Expo is the venue for you….so let’s set up shop! To learn more about being an exhibitor just visit today or call 684-2320.

* 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 387-1294.











* Start your success today with Northeast Community College. Whatever your academic or career goals – they’re here to help. Learn about all the great classes Northeast Community College has to offer – Classes that fit your budget, your schedule and your future. Visit

Herbs:  Growing, Preserving and Using.  In this class, you will learn the basics of growing your own herb plants. In addition to simple tips, tricks and techniques for harvesting and preserving, we will discuss some traditional ways and maybe a few surprising ways to use them. Wed., 7-9 pm at the Educational Service Unit Technology Center. Inst. Goeken. $20

May 1 (HORT5105/19S) CRN#70563

ARBOR DAY TREE PLANTING DEMONSTRATION. In this demonstration, we will show what to do and what not to do when planting a tree.  It will be very informal and we will answer any questions you have.  Presented by the Johnstown Community Tree Board and will be on Main Street in Johnstown, one block north of Hwy 20. Sat., 2-3 pm. Inst. Goeken. FREE.

May 4

CDL TRAINING-AINSWORTH/NORFOLK. Instruction will include everything you will need to know to pass the license exam, pre-trip inspection, and practical driving test. You will spend 16 hours in the classroom that will prepare you for the written test needed to obtain a learner's permit. You will then complete the 40-hour driving portion of the course in Norfolk, which will culminate with a driving test. The testing fee is included in the course cost. The classroom portion will be completed May 16-17 at ESU 17 in Ainsworth. The driving/testing portion will take place at Norfolk Campus June 10-14. Financial assistance is available through the Community College Gap Assistance Program for students meeting income guidelines. For more information, contact Amy Kaiser at (402) 844-7245.

May 16-17 (TRAN5125/19S) CRN#70183/70184

BASIC NURSE AIDE (CNA). This course is designed to meet the Nebraska Health and Human Services System training requirements for nurse aide certification and employment in long-term care facilities. The course combines classroom lecture and laboratory application for the development of basic skills needed to provide safe, effective, and caring services to the elderly or chronically ill patient of any age, in a long-term care facility. Upon completion of this course, you are eligible to take the state written and practical skills exam. After successfully passing this examination and completing the application procedure, your name will be placed on the basic nurse aide registry at the Nebraska Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure, Credentialing Division. $348.00 plus cost of book. Additional $45 fee will be required if you choose to register to take the Certified Nursing Assistant exam at the end of the course. This $45 fee will be required at the time of the non-credit exam registration. For more information, call 402-844-7335. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Class meets May 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, June 6, 7, 10, 11; 8 am-4:30 pm at Sandhills Care Center.

May 20-June 11 (NURA1110/19Summer) CRN#30692