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* Help Wanted: The Sandhills Care Center is looking for a full time activities director. Must be enthusiastic, creative, organized and willing to go the extra mile for the social aspect of the residents. Will be responsible for developing and maintaining a monthly activities schedule, planning and participating in activities as well as maintaining and leading committees that gain employee morale and teamwork. If you are a team player with excellent communication skills and the ability to “think outside the box”, come join a growing facility providing exceptional care and making a positive impact in the lives of everyone they serve. For more information and to apply, call Stephanie Rucker by calling 387-1294 or email Applications can be found on-line at Competitive wage and benefit package is

* Help Wanted: Ainsworth Community Schools is accepting applications for Technology Coordinator. Duties include all aspects of technology infrastructure, servers, access points, computers, software programs.  Skills needed include in-depth computer/technology ability, excellent organization, peoples skills, flexibility and confidentiality is a must.
Position could start immediately or early summer. Training could be received for some aspects. This is a full time position with competitive salary and benefit package including health insurance and retirement benefits. Applications can be completed online at or picked up at the District Office on third street. The position will remain open until filled.


* Help Wanted:  Cottonwood Villa, assisted living facility in Ainsworth is seeking a full time cook to join their Dietary team. If you enjoy preparing a wide variety of menu items and want to the opportunity to work closely with both committed team members and 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 at the Farmers Ranchers Cooperative:  Farmers Ranchers Coop is searching for great people who have a passion for agriculture, their community, and quality products and service.  We help design the future of agriculture and our communities.  We are able to accomplish this with our many long-term employees and new employees.  Opportunities range from manufacturing feed to customer service to application of fertilizer to delivery of products to sales.  We have locations in Ainsworth, Springview, and Valentine.  We have Feed Stores, Feed Manufacturing, Agronomy, Mr. Tire Shops, Amprice C Store, Appliance Store, Propane division, Refined Fuels, and more.  Contact us for more information on employment opportunities at Farmers Ranchers Coop Human Resources 387-2811 or email or visit our website at:


* Help Wanted: Rolling Rock Veterinary Service in Bassett is looking for part time office help. Would assist in answering the phone, scheduling, cleaning, etc. No experience necessary as they will train on the job.  There is potential for this to work into a full time position for the right applicant. Resumes can be dropped off at Rolling Rock Veterinary Service in Bassett or mailed to PO Box 405, Bassett, NE 68714. Please include references.

* Help Wanted: Rock County Road Department is looking for 2 part time employees starting in April. Must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid drivers license and be able to lift 50 lbs. or more. Up to 40 hours a week at $15 per hour. Applications may be picked up at the Rock County Clerk’s Office.

* 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 black white face baby bull calf. Call 760-0444.

* For Sale: 2 tickets to Michael Buble for this weekend, Saturday, March 23 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena – Seats are in section 60, row JJ, seats 5&6. These are great seats. Tickets were purchased for $150 each. Will sell the pair for just $250. Call or text 760-1610, please leave a message if no answer.

* Baby calves for sale: Black, black white face and Hereford. Ranch fresh and still on the cow. For price call Jay Stewart at 760-0961.

* Baby calves for sale. Call 760-2809.


* 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.


KBRB Radio is your information source for local scholarships that are available. Stay tuned to HEAR about some amazing scholarship opportunities being offered to area students or log on to KBRB Radio dot com, click on the classifieds tab and scroll down to the scholarship section for information on scholarships being offered by outstanding area businesses, organizations and individuals that are excited to help area students further their education like The Jones Family/Thad Jones Trucking, The Troy and Amber Happold and Kyle and Julie Mizner families, GJW, llc.,
Sandhills Elite Genetics, The Brown County Hospital, Sandhills Chapter Pheasants Forever and the 1st National Bank.

* Do you need financial aid? The Weller Foundation can help! If you are a high school student residing in the Nebraska Counties of Boyd, Brown, Rock, Keya Paha and Garfield and also Gregory county in South Dakota –
you’re urged to enlist the assistance of your high school guidance counselor. If you are not presently enrolled in high school, contact the Weller Foundation Office in Atkinson for eligibility requirements and assistance. Phone 925-2803. Application Deadlines for the fall semester – New Applicants, April 1; Renewal Applicants, June 1.  Applications arriving late will be held over until the next period at the discretion of the Board of Directors. All applicants will be notified by mail of the Board’s decision on their grant request.

* 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.

* The First National Bank Scholarship
The First National Bank of Ainsworth is offering a scholarship to 2019 graduates from Ainsworth, Rock County and Keya Paha County High Schools entering into majors of Agriculture or Agribusiness.  For more information on how to apply, check with the guidance counselor at your school.  Applications are due by April 1, 2019.  The First National Bank located in Ainsworth and at and is member FDIC.

* 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.




* 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!


* The Bassett Livestock Auction is preparing for a rollover auction for LOCAL flood relief. They will be doing a rollover auction on a red angus steer during their Wednesday, March 27 sale with all proceeds to be donated LOCALLY for flood relief. Stay tuned to kbrb radio for more details as we will be checking in with Shane Katzor on Monday.

* The annual Hay Country Angus Bull Sale is Tuesday, March 26, 1 p.m. at the Atkinson Livestock Market.  Sale also broadcast live on Selling will be 30 Angus bulls.  For more information contact Jeff Meradity 362-2471.

* The 33rd TK Angus Spring Bull sale will be held on Wednesday, April 3 at the Ranch near Valentine starting at 1 p.m.  Come for lunch at Noon.  Selling will be 140 Fall bulls and 50 Spring bulls.  For more information call tim 3-8-360-1601 or Rick 308-360-0001.  To view the sale catalog go to

* The 29th Annual A & B Cattle Bull sale will be held on Thursday, April 4 at the ranch 7 miles south of Bassett, starting at 1 p.m.  Come early for a rib eye sandwich lunch.  Selling will be 40 Fall coming 2 year olds and 110 yearling bulls.  For more information and to view the sale catalog and videos go to or find them on Facebook.

* The Annual Springlake Angus & Guests sale will be held on Friday, April 5 at the Springlake Angus Center near Lynch, starting at 1 p.m.  Selling will be 115 head of yearling heifers, yearling bulls, 2 year old bulls, cow/calf pairs, and bred heifers.  Sale will be broadcast live on  For more information call Gene 336-7951 or 569-3442 or go to to request a catalog.

* Heartland Auction Service presents-The Fred and Shirley Pitcher retirement and moving auction will be held Saturday, April 6 at the ranch 12 miles south of Ainsworth on Highway 7, starting at 10:30 a.m.  Lunch available.  For more information call Mervin or Jan at 684-2710 or to see the sale flyer go to

* The 31st Annual Wulf Cattle Opportunity sale has been postponed due to extreme flooding and will be held at the Sandy Ridge Ranch near Atkinson on Tuesday, April 16, starting at 12 Noon.  Selling will be 460 Limousin, Lim-Flex & Angus bulls and females.  For more information call 320-392-5802 or go to

* Friday, April 19 – Farmers National Company will conduct the Estate of Evelyn Moody Land Auction beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Ainsworth Conference Center. 345.4 quality brown county acres will sell in 5 tracts. For more
information call Dave Hickey or Robert Litz at 336-3500 or log on to


* Elks Reminder: Cornhole League teams had been given until today to make up games, due to the dance being held tonite at the Elks – your deadline has been extended to next Friday, March 29.

* Come celebrate the retirement of Gerald VanEvery.  This Friday stop in to Long Pine Lumber for coffee and cookies and wish Gerald a wonderful retirement.  All day this Friday at Long Pine Lumber on Main Street in Long Pine. 

* Party with a Purpose! The live band - DeRailed and the Ainsworth Elks have joined forces to host a post flood party this Friday night. Get ready to spank the planks as DeRailed have donated their time and talents… playing
from 8 to midnight. Come early, come hungry. Grills on – taking orders from 6 until 8 p.m., of course the bar will open throughout the entire evening. 10% of all sales will be donated to the Nebraska Cattleman’s disaster relief fund. Come together as friends, family and community to help local flood victims – party with a purpose this Friday night at the Elks in Ainsworth.

* Just a reminder – the deadline is quickly approaching to apply for the “Improving Lives H & K Scholarship” which 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. For details visit the “Improving Lives Scholarship” Facebook Page. You can pick up an application from your guidance counselor. Postmark deadline is April 5,

* Come to the 9th Annual National History Day Showcase and Freewill Offering Ice Cream Sundae Bar on Monday, March 25 from 5 until 6 at the AHS Learning Center and Commons. Come see the National History Day Projects that Ainsworth Middle School students will present at the state contest in April!

* You can still get in on “School of fish”! It’s a Unique 2&1/2 hour fishing class for kids and parents and Its coming HERE to Ainsworth. The Sandhills Chapter Pheasants Forever, the Ainsworth Elks and the Sandhills Rod and Gun Club have teamed up to sponsor this great event. Kids age 8 – 14 if you enjoy fishing or you want to get started in fishing, you’re going to want to attend School of Fish on March 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Elks in Ainsworth. 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, a $10 Cabelas gift card and a meal will even be provided. This class is absolutely free, there is NO registration fee.  There are still a few spaces available so get registered today by calling Brad Waits at 382-2656.

* Get ready for the rest of Louie Zamperini’s Powerful Real-Life story of forgiveness. Don’t miss the free viewing of “Unbroken – Path to Redemption” at 7 p.m. this Sunday evening, March 24, at the Connection on Main Street in Ainsworth. This inspiring film is replete with themes of forgiveness, family and faith. Absolutely everyone is welcome to come watch this Free Showing. Popcorn will even be included but BYOB! Bring your own bowl! Unbroken – Path to Redemption is showing at 7 p.m. Sunday night at the Connection.

* It’s time to play ball! Baseball and softball season is just around the corner so don’t miss E&L Baseball’s sign up night on Tuesday, March 26, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. The E&L Baseball Program is open to
all youth – boys and girls – from Ainsworth and the surrounding area. All youth, all ages, all levels of baseball and softball. If you want to play baseball or softball the E&L Baseball Program has a team for you. If you have any questions OR if you would be interested in volunteering to help with the program please call Brandon Evans at 760-3985. Don’t miss Baseball Sign Up , Tuesday, March 26 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Elks.

* Human Trafficking - Stop it before it starts. Join the Set me Free project along with Bright Horizons, BKR Coalition and Region 4 Behavioral Health System on Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Ainsworth Conference Center for information on prevention education for human trafficking, how to keep trafficking out of your community, knowing the signs of a victim and what to do, ways to keep kids safe both on and off line. As well as questions and discussion time. This event is for adults only – parents, teachers and coaches, community leaders, first responders and interested citizens.  80% of trafficking happens on line, 1-2% of victims are rescued.

* Join the Farmers Ranchers Coop in wishing Rocky Sheehan good luck on his future endeavors! It’s  a party at the Elks Lodge on Wednesday, March 27 from 6 until 8 p.m. Come enjoy the festivities and give a big thank you to
Rocky for all his years of service to the Farmers Ranchers Coop and to the ag producers in the area. Everyone is welcome.

* Come on a culinary adventure as the Ainsworth Women’s Club presents “Dining Through the Decades” Luncheon and Tour of Tables on Saturday, March 30 at the Brown County Community Hall in Johnstown. Doors open at
10:30 a.m., Event begins at 11:30 a.m. Come explore the traditions, the décor and experience how the food has changed. It’s a fun spring event that shouldn’t be missed. Tickets are available now for just $10 at Ainsworth’s
Rodeway Inn. If you have any questions call Erin Moody at 760-0091 or Chera Sisson at 760-0493. Luck of the Draw Basket Raffle will also be held, 10 chances for just $5. Proceeds to towards Ainsworth Women’s Club Community Projects.

* Conquer clutter and chaos once and for all thanks to S.O.S. (That stands for Sort – Organize – Sell.) With Terri Kreycik and Kathy Leach at your service, you’ll be the king or queen of your newly de-cluttered home, garage, shop or office in no time! Whether you want to downsize, eliminate and/or liquidate, they tailor their services to fit your needs.  Reduce stress – get rid of the mess with S.O.S. Your 1st consultation is free! References gladly given.  Call Terri Kreycik at 760-0001 OR Kathy Leach at 520-591-3631or find SOS on facebook.

* 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 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!






* Danna and Morgan Rubeshaw of Kingman, Ariz., are the parents of a baby girl, Raylan Joy Rubeshaw, born March 18. Raylan weighed 6 pounds, 10.5 ounces at birth. Grandparents are Bill and Leanne Donason of Kingman, Ariz., and Terry and Robin Seep of California. Great-grandparents are Charley Donason of Long Pine, and Marsha Rubeshaw of Nuevo, Calif.


* A card shower has been requested for Dr. Wendell Sitz, who is undergoing a major medical procedure. Cards can reach him at the Nebraska Medical Center, Clarkson Tower, Room 7802, Omaha, NE 68105.

* A card shower has been requested for Schuyler Privett. Schuyler is currently battling medical issues. Cards can reach him at 345 S. Maple St. in Ainsworth.


* 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

SEED STARTING. You can learn how to successful grow your own seedling plants at home. Brenda, an experienced master gardener, will give you the information you will need to grow the strongest, most viable plants. She will share with you the rules for timing, light, water, what to do, what not to do, and how to keep your seedling plants healthy before they go into the garden. Sat., 7-9 pm at the Educational Service Unit Technology Center. Inst. Goeken. $20

March 23 (HORT5110/19S) CRN#70451

PRESCHOOL SENSORY EXPERIENCE. Kids love to create and make messes! In this class your preschooler (ages 3-5) will get to create a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork utilizing shaving cream and watercolors all while exploring texture and color mixing. A parent must attend the class with their child and all supplies will be provided. Sat., 9-10 am at the Old Feed Store Art Center. Inst. Kustka. $15

March 30 (HOEC5135/19S) CRN#70452

ORIGAMI FOR KIDS. Here is an opportunity for kids in grades 4-6 to come and learn the art of origami. In this two part class, your child will learn basic folding techniques and they will create their own origami craft. All supplies will be provided. Mon., 4-5 pm at the Old Feed Store Art Center. Inst. Kustka. $22.50

April 1-8 (HOEC5135/19S) CRN#70453