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Leona Sell returns from trip to France tic lights. When the light was on, a Leona Sell holds memorabilia from her trip to France. Leona Sell, Chester, left from Reagan International Airport in Wash- ington, D.C., Dec. 1, on a two week trip to France with her nephew, Ken- neth Wegener, and his wife, Kay As a child. Kenneth and his five siblings frequently visited Leona and her late husband. Arno. From the Paris airport they rode the metro to their hotel and walked across a bridge m an island in the Seine River where Notre Dame is located. Notre Dame is a huge Roman Catholic Ca- thedral completed around 1345. Notre Dame de Paris is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in the world. "It rained for three days while we were in Paris. so we carried our um- brellas a lot." Sell said. The group had been advised to be aware of Gypsies and beggars. They arc sit along the street, with leg or foot in a cast. begging until 5 p.m.. when their casts come off and they go home. One thing which made things diffi- cult in France was the language bar- her. Few of the Frenchman speak En- glish. Leona learned a few French words on the trip: "Merci" meaning thank you; "aqua" -goodCbye: and "&apos;wi"- yes. "'There are lots of McDonalds. Sub- ways, KFC's in France. as well as many pizzerias. One can also fifid Ford Garages, Staples, Home Depot and Century 2 l's," Sell said. Most days the three ate yogurt. cheese and a hard roll inthe ir rooms for breakfast. Then would have a Subway- like sandwich for lunch and perhaps eat in a restaurant lbr dinner. 'They often served fish and many vegetables when we ate out.'" Serl said. "'Most food was served m a good sauce. Restaurants were pricy. Some observations from the trip - ., there'.s.idnts in .F.,r.n.qe, wear lots of black clothing and the people move rapidly. Most people in Paris are tall and slender whereas in Southern France. people eat a different diet and are heavier. There are excellent high- ways, with an abundance of "turn- arounds.'" which aided in the traffic Ilow, The streets of Paris are narrow. with a little walkway to the side. (Quite often. Kay had to get out to motion to Ken how many itmhes, sometimes two or tllree: he had to the side of the car to make the turn around a corner.) "' In Paris. we saw round holes in the streets at some intersections under traf- four-foot-tall round metal canister would rise up slowly to stop the traf- fic." Sell said. "We saw one lady who thought she could get by before it raised clear up: have the front end of her car demolished " In Paris, between 7 and 9 a.m. and 4 and 6 p.m., the trio heard the roar of hundreds of motorcycles going down the stre& to and from work,.fncluding some women carrying their briefcases on their cycles. When they reached their place of work they parked any- Where - on the street or sidewalk. Places of Interest Other items of interest included see- ing the outer buildings of the Louvre as" they rode down the Seine River in a river boat shuttle, the Eiffel Tower. a train ride along the Mediterranean coast in Southern France. another tram ride to Marseilles- mountain country where at 8 to 9.0.00 feet. they saw many sheep and cattle . Southern France has a Spanish in- fluence, similar to that of the Indian adobe homes, only made of cement in different colors. This was a dryer ter- rain and the mountains were not as lush. Most of the French villages were walled because there have been so many wars in France. Many of the walls were covered with graffiti. Most villages have a picturesque fountain. At Aix Provdome. they saw the studio of artist Cezanne and many of his paintings were on displayed. While there they ate dinner outdoors over- looking the expanse of the beautiful countryside and mountains. Later they wsited Van Gogh's gardens which had a walkway lined with greenery and his paintings. In S(. Remy-de-Province. Southern France. the buildings are made of a limestoneqike brick, and lined with pots of flowers. At Lavender County Province an abundance of lavender is grown. It is harvested with a machine, not unlike American combines. Nearby was a lav- ender museum, where they show and sell many products made from laven- der. Monte-Carlo is in Monaco which lies next to Italy. It is an independent sovereign state located between the toot of the Southern Alps and the Medi- terranean. This state started in the thir- teenth century and has been linked to the Gremaldi Dynasty. Freedom of worship is guaranteed in their consti- tution. At Monoco. they watched the changing of the guards. "We left Nice. in Southern France Ibr Frankfurt. Germany," Sell said. "By th'is time we were weaD and anxious to leave for the U.S.A. In the huge airport in Frankfurt. we had 2 1/2 hours to catch the plane for the United States. but it took more than two hours to go through security and customs, leaving only 20 minutes to boarding rime. "Beca{lse Ken had injured his knee. he was using a wheelchair, which sped things up and made our connecnon possible. "We had to forgo our wsions of eating some wonderful German food at the airport, and had to settle for a bottle of water and a candy bar." she said. Seeing the Mediterranean Sea was a high point of the trip R)r Sell. "Per- haps it is because of its Biblical con- nection." she said. It's Evea's Birthday Happy 90 th Birthday Evea (Mellott) Juedes Sunday, Feb. 7 All of her famih/ members are wishing Ewa a Happt! 90th Blrthdat/. Fro.l: Wa.,a .. Thomas g,,rbeck all,t if  Vah'ric `2 Michad Paht; |  : GraMchMrcii: BraMitl `2 Michdh' T0rbeck. [ Alisha fivl,cck aM Kdlic ,2 Daz,id Antic [' " ,,,,! Grcat-Grandchihh'cm Cameron ,2 lallsolt Torbcck [ luaI sooll arrival of third y rcat-graMchiht, Bablf Anth' I, , w,. Horn0 I m n m SatUrday, Feb. 6 . 2-4 p.m.  Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home - -:*- ...... ] IW' Superior Elementary School Kindergarten Registratio n Monday, Feb. 8 and Tuesday, Feb. 9 Kindergarten registration will be Monday evening, Feb. 8, and Tuesday evening, Feb. 9, at the North Ward Elementary office Parents of the. Kindergartners for the 2010-2011 school year should plan to register children according to the follow- ing schedule: Last Names beginning with: A-F Monday, Feb. 8 5-6:30 p.m. G-L Monday, Feb. 8 6:30-8 p.m. M-R Tuesday, Feb. 9 5-6:30 p.m. S-Z Tuesday, Feb. 9 6:30-8 p.m. Only children who will be five years old on or before October 15, 2010, will be registered. Please bring the child's IMMUNIZATION RECORD SOCIAL SECURITY CARD CERTIFIED COPY OF HIS OR HER BIRTH CERTIFICATE I/you cannot come in, please phone he office so we will be aware of your plans to enroll your child. 402-879-3025 Friday, Jan. 22, Landen Cleveland (center).successfully completed the requirements of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Hutchinson. The 205th Basic Training Class consisted of 39 officers from all over the state of Kansas. Landen was one of two Naturat Resource officers from Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks participating in the graduation. Landen previously graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor of science degree in wildlife biology. He currently resides in Hugoton, Kan., and is assigned to area counties. He is pictured with his father and mother. Rick and Jackie Cleveland, Courtland. Rick is the LoveweU Lake park manager. Nelson OES installs 2010 chapter officers 4-H News Webber Wide-Awake The Webber Wide Awake 4-H Club met al 5 p.m. Jan. 3 at the Webber Methodist Church. President Kirsten Unruh called the meeting to order. Lacey Langer lead the Pledge of Alle- giance. Eleven members and two lead- ers answered roll call with their pet's name. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as read. Clay Henderson gave a project talk about the work he does on the farm. Michelle Unruh gave a demonstration talk about letter ornaments and Tren- ton Mitchell gave a parliamentary talk aboul parliamentary procedure. A relay race with a drop of food coloring on wax paper was held. The meeting was adjourned after members recited the 4-H pledge. The next meeting will be at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Webber Methodist Church. Births Matthew and Samantha Thaemert announce the birth of their sister. Eli za- beth Anne, born to their parents. Dan and Katherine Thaemert. on Thursday, Dec.ll at Colorado Plains Medical Center, Fort Morgan. She weighed 6 pounds. 9 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her grandparents. Delmar and Janice Reinke. Byron, and Jim. and Dorothy Thaemert. Hillrose. Colo.. welcomed her with open arms, Great- grandparents are Clarence and Edna Rei nke. Elizabeth was dedicated at the Four Square Church. Fort Morgan. on Jan 24, Her parents, siblings and grandparents were present, as well as Nick and Theresa Walker and Gabrielle who came in by airplane from Hous- ton, Texas. for the weekend. When Nelson Chapter No. 27 Or- der, of the Eastern Star met, a chili- cheese relish plate and dessert supper was served at 6:30 p.m. At r7:30 p.m. the worthy matron called the members in for an open installation. Evelyn Olson. conduc- tress, pro ten, opened theBible. Mem- bers recited the Lord's Prayer and the flag salute The worthy matron presented the installing officer, Jean Stichka. She announced the following: Veva Ferebee, installing marshal; George Piper, installing chaplain: Milton Ferebee. installing worthy-sentinel. Officers installed were - Karen Sole. worthy matron: Allan Sole, worthy patron: Jackie Wehrman, associate ma- tron; Kenneth Hamel, associate pa- tron: VevaFerebee, secretary, I installed by Evelyn Olson); Evelyn Olson. trea- surer: Carole Thompson. associate conductress: George Piper, chaplain: Irene Anderson. Adah: Virginia Rhoads. Ruth: Pamela Wehrman. Esther: Karen Thayer Martha: Pamela Shuck. Elector: and Milton Ferebee. sentinel. 2iad annual Sweet- Heart Dinner, Feb. 14 The second annual Sweet-Heart Dinner will be held at noon on Valentine' s I)ay at the Davenport Com- munity Center. The Sunday meal will include chicken, mashed potaotes with gravy or potato salad, green beans with bacon or corn. dinner roll. a variety of desserts, and tea, coffee and water. Serving will begin at 11:30. The free-will Offering dinner is sponsored by the Davenport Senior Center and supporters, with the help from the Davenport Achievement Board. FFA Member of the Month The Superior FFA Chapter has announced that Tv Betka. son of Mark and Cindy Betka, Superiw, is this month's member of the month Betka's supervised agricultural experience (SAE) consists of employment at Betk,q Plumbing and the Fourth Street Junction restaurant, where his responsibilities include assisting with plumbing installations, busing tables and customer serwce. A sophomore at Superior High School, this member is active on the FFA membership J committee, won a blue ribbon this month at the District 8 Leadership Skills Events in the FFA Job Interview contest. He has recorded Ty Betka the "Youth in Agriculture" radio program, an NRCS public service announcement and participated in the chapter's fruit and cheese sale fund-raiser. This past fall be competed in the Area Thursday, February 4, 2010 Masons receive gift from Pamida Foundation for CHIP program and other characterisncs of the child. It can be quickly distributed via the me- dia and reaches a huge audience. Fingerprinting - A well-known means of identification, fingerprints should be kept available by resourceful parents should the need for them arise. Toothprints (bite impressions) - Teeth are also unique: even in a child who is losing and gaining teeth, a den- tal imprint gives accurate and impor- tant information. Saliva on the toothprint also serves as a DNA sample for up to three years and more impor- tantly serves as a scent tracer for recov- ery dogs. DNA cheek swab - This provides DNA material for mitochondrial and nuclear DNA matching for more than 20 years When properly frozen in the home freezer, Digital still photo - A photo is printed for use m the Amber Alert system. Only the parent or guardian receive the print. On average in the U.S.. a child is reported missing every 40 seconds. according to information provided by the National Crime Information Cen- ter and the National Center for Missirg and Exploited Children. The Superior and Nelson Masonic lodges have received a gift of $1,000 from the Pan'ida Foundation to help with the cost of the upcoming child identification program (CHIP). The lodges are teaming up to help local parents and children by offering the service at no cost to parents. The program began in 1994 in the state of New York. was offered by the Ma- sonic lodges in Nuckolls County in February 2006, and will be, again this month. The schedule will be as fol- lows: Feb. 23 at Superior South School; Feb. 24 at Superior North Ward: Feb. 25 at Superior Junior-Senior High School: Feb. 26 at Lawrence-Nelson Elementary School in Lawrence (Lawrence Sacred Heart students will also attend): March 1 at Lawrence- Nelson Junior-Senior High School. The CHIP kil is the most compre- hensive service of its kind and is pro- vided at no cost to the public, and all of the identifying items generated are given to the child's family. The kit includes the following identification items: Videotape - A brief vide< interview is worth 1.000 still photos, capturing the appearance, speech, mannerisms Vestey Senior Meals Program Monday Feb: 8: Swiss steak, boiled potatoes, broccoli, apricots. Tuesday Feb. 9: Meat loaf. parsley potatoes, scalloped corn. cottage cheese, fruit cocktail, cookie. Wednesday Feb. 10: Baked cod. hashbrown casserole, lima beans, cel- ery with peanut butter, plums. Thursday Feb. l I: Roast beef. mashed potatoes and gravy, buttered peas. roll. lettuce salad. Jell-O with ()rail ges, Friday Feb 12: Potato soup, 1/2 ham and cheese sandwich, crackers, banana, fruit parfait. HOURS: Wednesday and Friday ._ .,{. 1:30.,5:30 p.m. ;'i Thursday, 3-7 p.m. i,;'' Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. .. Nifty-Thrifty Shop 410 1/2 N Central Superior. Neb. THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 3A Schwarz, Chance Marry in Las Vegas Debra Schwarz and Curtis Chance were married Dec,v4 at The Little Church of the West. Las Vegas. Nev., with the Rev. Tim Rowland officiat- ing. Parents of the couple are Buford and Alena Schwarz. Dalhart. Texas, and Alice Chance. Phillipsburg. Honor attendant was Brenda Chance. Best man was Brian Change, brother and sister-inqaw of the bride- groom. The newlyweds are at home in Pilli psburg. fOPEN HOUSE honoring Mildred Lemke on her 8(] th Birthday Saturday, Feb. 13 ~ 2-4 p.m. Dick's Place, Lawrence, Neb. FREE polka dance Sunday, Feb. 14 ~ 6-10 p.m. VFW Club, 1053 Wabash Ave., Hastings, Neb. Birthday wishes may be mailed 'to: 900 E. B St., #113 M Hastings, Neb. 68901 i i Thank You Thank you to the Pamida Foundation for your $1,000 donation to Superior Nelson Masonic C.H.I.P. program. Will be in Superior Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Feb. 23; 24 & 25 Will be in Lawrence Friday, Feb: 26 i From left: Jim Harvey, George Piper. Jim Wehrman. Mason Ely Larry Lunzer. Ben Disney and Alan Sole. Will be in Nelsoil Monday, March I " L ?=-. _'; Range contest and the District Livestock judging contest, iJ" 11 class during the first semester , lr BOID Departing from The Newspaper Depot Ty was enrolled in the ag education and is an am'iculture education honor roll student. In his @are time, be wake boards and plays football and basketball. Plans after high school are to attend college but his field of study is ! undecided. Congratulations, Ty! :q'[ ,::,, Farmers& MemberFDlC ' V..tLExPRB Merchants Bank 355 N Central. Superior, Neb. 402-879-3284 E,,", Time Presehool Enroll your three and four-year-olds now for the 2010-2011 school year t Open Enrollment Tuesday, Feb 9 & Wednesday, Feb. 10 4- 7p.m. Presbyterian Church 549 N. Central, Superior, Neb. Class hours for 2010-2011 school year: Three-year-olds: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Four-year-olds: Monday - Thursday, 12:15 - 3:15 p.m. Reserve your ehilds' spot today Contact Blackstone 402-879-5263 "Express" your 10ve to a special child by placing his or her photograph in The Valentine Express! 4 2 7 111E Man I,\\; 40'2-879-3291 111 E. Main tl /i "%<":.,.___ __ 785-378:3191 /] Deadline to Board The Valentine Express To Get Aboard The Valentine Express: Send or deliver a cute photograph of your child to either The Superior Express or Jewell County Record offices (we promise to return it unharmed) *Include with picture name and age of child, name and address of parents and name and address of grandparents * Please submit only photographs for which you have the right to permit the newspaper to use and publish. Some photography companies, such as Clan Mills and Choice Printing and Photography do NOT allow newspapers to publish photographs without first obtaining written permission. By submitting a photograph and signing the authorization, you are allowing the newspaper permission to publish the picture as part of the Valentine Express feature. The picture will not be used elsewhere without your permission. I agree to the terms outlined above: ,Signature Child's Name