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* Help Wanted - Buckles Automotive in Ainsworth is looking to fill a full-time position as an automotive parts salesperson. Mechanical experience preferred, computer experience helpful. For details call Dave Sherman at Buckles Automotive, Napa. Phone 387-1171.

* Help Wanted: Cottonwood Villa has a permanent part-time day shift position available. 10 – 20 hours per week. They offer a great wage plus any training that is needed is provided on sight! If you are looking for a part time position making a positive difference in the lives of others – come join the compassionate team members at Cottonwood Villa, it’s rewarding to be a part of a facility that is all about enhancing the lives of their residents.

* Help Wanted at The Ainsworth Elks. Your neighborhood Bar and Grill is looking to fill part time bartender/waitress positions. You’ll be responsible for providing outstanding food and beverage service to members and guests at private and public functions. Must be quick on your feet (literally and metaphorically) and have a polite and friendly attitude. If you enjoy talking to people and thrive in a fast paced workplace, Becky would like to meet you.  To apply or for more information call Becky Bowen at 303-809-3882.

* Help Wanted: Pizza Hut in Ainsworth is now hiring! Team member server positions are available as well as management team positions. Competitive pay is offered PLUS Pizza Hut offers a wide range of opportunities for growth – the possibilities are only as limited as your drive.  Stop in at Pizza Hut in Ainsworth to pick up your application or apply online by going to The Ainsworth Pizza Hut is committed to their mission of making the perfect pizza and safely sharing it with friends and neighbors so they ask serious inquiries only please.




* Services: AgLand Pump in Atkinson has certified pump pullers ready to pull and service all of your turbine and submersible pumps this irrigation season. Agland Pump has gear heads, hollow shafts and submersible motors on hand, ready to hit the field. AgLand Pump – they eliminate the downtime!  AgLand Pump 925-2913. Brett 340-0830. Mike 340-4641.




* Bassett Housing Authority – safe, affordable housing for qualifying individuals. Income guideline apply – rent is 30% of gross income. Background screening is required and must be approved prior to admittance. One, two and three bedroom units come equipped with range and refrigerator, and are within walking distance of downtown Bassett. Utilities included are water, sewer, garbage, gas and electricity. Call 684-3329 for more information. If no answer, please leave a message. There is no charge to file an application. If no units are available at time of application, names are included on a waiting list and individuals will be called upon availability.






* Saturday, September 26 -  Donald Strong Farm Retirement Auction in Chambers. From Village Market Grocery Store, 1 mile north on 486th Avenue. Don has retired from farming and is selling everything to the highest bidder! In the offering you’ll find tractors, farm implements and related machinery -  from planters and cultivators to balers, rakes mowers and more, trucks, vehicles, trailers, a lot of livestock equipment and supplies, welders, shop tools and equipment, hand tools, assorted iron, fishing ice hut and LOTS more – too many items to mention. Check out the sale bill and lots of pictures by going online to,  sale time is at 9:30 a.m. sharp!  2 rings may run so you’ll want to bring a friend, start making plans now to spend this Saturday in Chambers at the Strong Farm Retirement Auction brought to you by M&M Auction Service, Matt McKay and Mark Durre, they’re ready to go to work for you.

* Saturday, October 3 - A do NOT miss Auction – The Roger Lang Estate sale in the comfort of the K.C. Hall, 410 West Douglas in O’Neill. In the offering you’ll find a very clean line up of well cared for merchandise from vehicles to furniture and just about everything in between. 2018 Chevrolet equinox, Roger’s pride and joy, a 1997 Chevy pickup – there’s like new furniture, 4 pc. Sectional couch with recliners, big mans electric recliner, oak china hutch, king, full and twin bedroom sets, roll top desk and more, appliances, many household and shop, lawn and garden items, Winchester model 1897 Pump shotgun, vintage and collectible items – wooden wall telephone, John Wayne collection, Large ship anchor stamped U.S. rare finds, fun finds, something for everyone. Sale time is 10 a.m. sharp. Make sure to check out the listing online by going to and plan on spending this Saturday in O’Neill with M&M Auction Service, Matt McKay and Mark Durre, they’re ready to go to work for you.


* Pick your pumpkins and create lasting memories at Grandad’s Pumpkin Patch just west of Bassett! This is opening weekend -  open Saturday from noon until 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 until 4 p.m. ALL shapes and sizes of pumpkins will be for sale – YOU PICK,  Plus there’s games for the kids, plenty of perfect places to snap that iconic pumpkin patch photo and lots of fun new attractions Macey & Caleb can’t wait to show you. Add a little sweetness to the season, caramel corn and other fall treats will also be for sale at Grandad’s Pumpkin Patch. Make sure to check out their facebook page for more information and hours for open season.

* Guided by the hands of 3rd and 4th generation ranchers, Oceans of Grass is a story of perseverance, of rebirth and death, hard work, and sacrifice. It seems only fitting that this stunning documentary will be the first movie showing as the Ainsworth Grand Theater will be re-opening their doors this weekend. Oceans of Grass: Life on a Nebraska Sandhills Ranch will be showing this Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 4 in the afternoon. DVD and Blu-Ray copies will be available for purchase. Guidelines will be noted at theatre entrance. See the best selling film - A way of life 130 years in the making this weekend at the Ainsworth Grand Theater on Main Street.

* Harvest Lunch Giveaway! If you know an area farmer who is outstanding in the field go to the West Plains Bank facebook page and nominate them to win! Every Tuesday in October, members of the West Plains Bank staff will be delivering lunch to the winner and his or her entire crew. Nominations will be accepted through Sept. 30. 4 winners will be randomly selected from all entries received. If you ate today – thank a farmer and nominate them to win the Harvest Lunch Giveaway from West Plains Bank Ainsworth and Springview, Member FDIC.

* TGIF! Thank goodness it’s Friday Lunches at the Connection! Meet up with friends downtown each Friday and enjoy a delicious lunch featuring sandwiches and soup. We aren’t talking some bread and bologna. We’re talking Sandwiches Connection style along with a bowl of perfectly comforting soup. Home made goodness for lunch each Friday by free will donation. Serving is from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. So this Friday, give The Connection a try during your lunch break - You’ll be glad you did because Friday’s are for Friends, Food and Fellowship – they make it happen at The Connection on Main Street in Ainsworth.

* The Bassett Livestock Auction’s Cowboy Up Triathlon is Friday and Saturday, October 2 and 3 so make sure to get your 3 person team entered in a hurry! Entry fee is $360. 3 header team roping, each member ropes twice, Ribbon Roping or 4 wheeler/side-by-side penning –team members can either rope on horseback or pen steers with their 4 wheeler or side-by-side. 4 wheeler division will be held if enough teams. PLUS Trap Shooting, 24 rocks and a 9 hole team scramble. Registration is Friday night at 6 p.m. at the Bassett Country Club, supper will be available, auction begins at 8 p.m.. Steak Supper Saturday evening for participants. Teams will be flighted off combined scores and numbers of entries. To get entered call the Bassett Livestock Auction at 684-2361 OR Jake Maurer 822-0080 or Shane Kaczor 336-7011.

* Because of coronavirus protocol, the Sandhills Care Center is restricting visitors at this time. Absolutely no visitors.  Cottonwood Villa is also still enforcing a visitor restriction until further notice.

* Bassett Housing Authority is limiting visitors at tenant apartments to immediate family or caregivers only until the threat is reduced on coronavirus is lessened. If you are sick, please stay away!




* To give away: 10” radial arm saw. Call 992-8391.





* The family of Jerry and Mary Ann Allen are requesting a card shower for the happy couple as they celebrate 60 years of marriage. They were married on September 25, 1960. Cards can reach them at Jerry and Mary Ann Allen, 707 North Maple Street, Ainsworth, NE 69210.


* 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



BEGINNING OBSERVATIONAL ASTRONOMY. If you have an interest in the night (or daytime) sky, this class will allow you to better understand what you see. You will explore some concepts of celestial mechanics, types of objects to view day or night, and equipment that can be used to enjoy the sky. This class will help you enjoy the sky without special equipment, use the equipment you already have, or select equipment to buy if you want to take your interest to the next level. The class is updated to include information on astronomical events coming within the current year. Bring a laptop. Mon., 6:30-9:30 pm at the Educational Service Unit Technology Center. Inst. Urwiller. $30.00

October 19 (HORC 5110/20F) CRN#60285

COACHING BASICS. Many organizations and researchers have identified coaching as a fundamental leadership competency.  Those that understand and utilize coaching within their organization and their lives know that it promotes creativity, breakthrough performance and resilience, giving an organization/individual a competitive advantage.  Coaching is about relationship building and setting goals.  It's essentially a conversation that encourages learning and fosters individual growth and development. Which is exactly what the next generation of workers is looking for; to be challenged and recognized for their efforts, and to be led and not micromanaged.  Explore the value of coaching and examine various processes and components that will allow you, your organization, and your employees to be successful. In the event that Directed Health Measures or public health risk mandate that this training no longer be held in person, it will be moved to a virtual setting on the same date/time. Wed., 1-4 pm at the Educational Service Unit Technology Center. Inst. Alberts. $120.00

October 7 (BSAD5275/20F) CRN#60188

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE. Are you a Customer Magnet?  In today’s competitive environment, you can’t stop at gaining new customers; you have to be relentless at retaining customers through exceptional customer service. Do your employees approach their work with the ‘voice of the customer’ in mind?  This seminar will teach basic customer service principles that anyone with customer contact can apply to increase customer satisfaction and retention. In the event that Directed Health Measures or public health risk mandate that this training no longer be held in person, it will be moved to a virtual setting on the same date/time. Wed., 1-4 pm at the Educational Service Unit Technology Center. Inst. Younkin. $120.00

October 21 (BSAD 5150/20F) CRN#60189

ESTATE PLANNING 101. Silence may be golden, but not when it comes to your estate. This is a topic people tend to put off or ignore, but one of the most important things you can do is to develop a sound estate plan.  Learn about: Estate planning tools to protect your family and your assets; what to consider when creating your will; the benefits of trusts in estate planning; what is probate and how does the process work; how to plan to maximize estate tax exemptions and minimize taxes. Thurs., 6-9 pm at the Educational Service Unit Technology Center. Inst. Boettcher. $120.00

November 5 (FNPL 5110/20F) CRN#60286

TEAM BUILDING. For most of us, teamwork is a part of everyday life. Whether it’s at home, in the community, or at work, we are often expected to be a functional part of a performing team. Having a strong team will benefit any organization and will lead to more successes than not. In this training you will explore the different aspects of a team, as well as ways you can become a top-notch team performer. You will be given the details and concepts of what makes up a team, and explore the laws of team-building and traits that lead to team success. In the event that Directed Health Measures or public health risk mandate that this training no longer be held in person, it will be moved to a virtual setting on the same date/time. Thurs., 1-4 pm at the Educational Service Unit Technology Center. Inst. Kuester. $120.00

November 12 (BSAD 5125/20F) CRN#60253


MICROSOFT WORD. This course will give you practical experience in operating the word processing portion of the Microsoft Office suite. Online. Instr. Coan. 1 cr. $375.

October 5-November 25 (OFFT1510/20F) CRN#16267

MICROSOFT EXCEL. This course will give you practical experience in operating the spreadsheet portion of the Microsoft Office suite. Online. Instr. Coan. 1 cr. $375.

October 5-November 25 (OFFT1520) CRN#16268

PERSONAL INSURANCE. In the personal insurance course, you will explore property and casualty insurance in three segments: automobile insurance, homeowner's and residential insurance, and personal-human loss prevention. You will collaborate on group projects for a deeper understanding of personal insurance principles. Resources will be provided for additional independent study at the interest of the student. Online. Instr. Long. 3 cr. $375.

October 5-November 25 (BSAD2010/20F) CRN#14538

COMMERCIAL INSURANCE. This course will explore the fundamentals of commercial insurance and its application. You will gain knowledge of commercial coverage forms and endorsements. Topics covered are commercial property, business income, commercial crime, equipment breakdown, commercial general liability, commercial auto, business owners, farm, workers' compensation and employers' liability. Online. Instr. Kochenower. 3 cr. $375.

October 5-November 25 (BSAD2020/20F) CRN#14539

PRESCHOOL CHILD DEVELOPMENT. This course focuses on typical-atypical development of the child ages 3 through 5 years, in the domains of physical growth and motor skills, cognition and language, and social-emotional development. Online. Instr. Thomas. 3 cr. $375.

October 5-November 25 (ECED1120/20F) CRN#15085

PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS. Analysis of competitive and non-competitive markets, including the behavior of producers and consumers. Topics include price and income elasticity, income distribution, production costs, resource allocation, comparative advantage and current economic problems. Online Mon. and Wed., 2:35-3:50 pm. Instr. McClaren. 3 cr. $375.

October 5-November 25 (ECON2120/20F) CRN#14022

Northeast Community College is offering Fundamentals of Remote Sensing, an online training.

In this training you’ll learn about the interaction between light and plant tissue. Today, there are tools to help monitor crop health before an issue is visible to the human eye.  In this course, you’ll learn to use online and equipment mounted remote sensing solutions.  Tools covered include handheld, mounted equipment, and online satellite solutions.  This online training is a self-paced 6 to 8-hour class.
Learn more about these upcoming classes at or by calling 402-844-7000.




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