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2A THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS Thursday, February 13, 20'14 I I I Area Happenings The Republican Valley Sodbusters held their January meeting at a Smith Center Cafe with Bennie Smith serv- ing as host. Thirteen members enjoyed a roast beef dinner, several even fmd- ing room for pie. The afternoon was spent visiting and catching up on mem- ber activities and playing pitch. Sev- eral members were busy with other activities and unableto attend. Visitors are always welcome to join the group. The club will meet again Saturday 4@' the Black Powder Room in Franklin with Rebecca Watson as host. Free Tai Chi classes will be held at the Red Cloud Community Center be- ginning today (Thursday) and continue on Mondays and Thursdays of, each week. The Bloodmobiicwili be attheExpo Building in Deshler Tuesday from 12 to 6 p.m. The Bel Canto Singers of Hesston College will perform at Salem Menno- nite Church, in rural Shickley, Friday, at 7 p.m. The Wilber Crop Clinic will be held Friday at Sokol Hall. The Majestic Theatre in Hebron will be closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday while renovation of the lobby area is completed. The City of Edgar closed the Edgar Men's Card Room. High utility costs were cited as the cause for the closure. The Express Policy The Express will publish engagement announcements, wedding photographs and accompanying information without charge. Wedding pictures should be published soon after the marriage ceremony. Dates will be omitted if more than six weeks after the wedding. Although The Express does not charge for publishing the pictures and stories, they reserve the right to give space preference tO couples who purchase their wedding invitations, programs and other supplies from The Express. Anniversary pictures are published with a report after the observance. Pictures may be included in an invitation display ad near the bottom of the page. There is a 15-cent per word charge for inclusion in the "You're Invited" column on page 3. Information received in writing by 4 p.m., Monday, is given preference for inclusion in that 'week's paper. The Express reserves the right to edit and condense all copy submitted. Leo and Betty 7_,adina and Gerald and Betty Carpenter were in Beloit, where they attended the funeral of Dams "Bud" Zadina. He was a first and second cousin of Leo and Gerald. After the service, they all gathered at the senior center for family stories and warm food. TI Clay Center Community Play- house"will host a Valentine's Day va- riety show Friday. The Belleville Chamber and Main Street organization will host its annual meeting Monday. The event will start at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Bren Myers retired after42 years as an optometrist in Beloit. 'Local tools for community progress' workshops planned Does your community have a project that has been on the back burner be- cause of insufficient funding or uncer- tainty about what the f'wst step should be? Do you think your community is out of luck because it doesn't qualify for grant funds? Attend this workshop and learn about local development re- sources, tools to put local leaders in the driver's seat. "Control Your Destiny: Local Tools for Community Progress" will bring you the community perspective from community leaders who have already "been there, done that." Topics cov- ered include community redevelop- ment with tax increment financing (TIF), local economic development funding (LB 840), capital improve- ments via municipal sales tax, and or- ganizing private money using invest- ment clubs. The workshop will be held at two south central Nebraska locations: Wood River and Franklin. The Wood River event will be Feb. 20 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Wood River Country Club. The Franklin event will be March 18 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Black Powder Bar and Grill. There is a cost to attend, which includes dinner. Pro-registration is required by to- day (Thursday) for the Wood River event and March 13 for the Franklin event. For more information or to reg- ister, contact Melissa McMinn at the South Central Economic Development District. These workahops will jumpstart a year of community workshops to be offered by SCEDD. Check out future community .workshops at http:// www.scedd.us/community-assistance. Do not miss these opportunities to con- nect with your peers, gain valuable insight, and figure out what your com- munity needs to do next to make progress. SIiVIIC SKATING RINK Will Be Open Thursday, Feb. 13 7-9P.M. Simic Recreation 518 E. Fourth (Behind the Dairy Queen) Superior, Nob. I | CREST THEATRE & VIDEO iNebraska Arts Council MOVIE SHOWTIMES: Friday, Saturday & Sunday I Friday and Saturday'. 6 to 10 p.m. Feb.14,15,16..___.and 21, 22, 23 7:30pJn J_.._ Sunday: 6 to S p.m. __ The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty [ Running time: 2 hrs. 5 min. A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action until circumstance forces him to take action in the real world. Stars: Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig ISSN 0740-0969 Periodical Postage Paid at Superior, Neb. 68978 Bill Blauvelt ................................ Publisher Subscription Paites, payable in advance: One year in Nebraska .......................... $26.00 One year in Kansas .............................. $27.50 (Includes sales tax of area where being delivered) Elsewhere in United States ................. $37.00 To Our Readers We welcome the submission,of information and pictures for If. . . publication in this newspaper. Please subnut only information and pictures for whichyou have the fight to permit the newspaper to use and publish. All submissions require the name and address of the person submitting. All photographs submitted to the newspaper may be published, used and distributed in print of electronic editiorts of the newspaper. Thank you for your cooperation. Published every Thursday by Superior Publishing Company, Inc. 148 East Third Street, PO Box 408, Superior, Nebraska 68978 E-mail: tse@superiorne.com Selected portions of the newspaper available on the web at superiorne.com Postmaster: Send address changes to: The Superior Express PO Box 408, Superior, Nebraska 68978 Telephone: 402-879-8291 FAX: 402-870-,3463 ,, , , , , Vestey Senior Meals Program Feb. 17 to Feb. 21 Monday: CLOSED. President's Day. Tuesday: Porcupine meatballs, stewed tomatoes, herbed green beans, green salad, Jell-O with fruit. Wednesday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, braised carrots and onions, pears, cake and ice cream. Thursday: Oven fried chicken, po- tato wedges, scalloped corn, Mandarin oranges. Friday: Half tuna salad sandwich, beef vegetable soup, pickled beets, ambrosia, cookie. A "Build A Friend" Girl Scout workshop was held Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Superior First United Methodist Church basement. Twenty-four participants attended the activity plus several adult volunteers and Girl Scout leaders. The girls stuffed the animal of their choice, created a birth certificate, and decorated a T-shirt, and a oollar for their new friend. The activity was for kindergarten through sixth grade girls. High school freshmen from Troop 482 assisted the younger girls as needed. Participants pictured are (back row, from left) Rochelle Corman, Asllyn Brown, Shayla Ferguson, Lexi Webber, Keyona Reed, Jasmyn Gravitt, Heather Gehle, (middle row) Raven Page, Morgan Theis, Lillie Sunday, Gloria Mendoza, Jocelyn Woerner, Onja Myers, Cailey Hanson, Enya Young, Mikah Gay, Kiki Mikkelsen, Mya Mikkelsen, (front) Kaitlyn Nielsen, Ava Kirchhoff, Mayli Gay, Lindsey Hamilton, Chloe Pope and Faith Butler. Hastings College announces dean's list for fall semester Hastings College has announced its dean's list for its fall 2013 semester. To be eligible, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 to 4.0, on a 4.0 scale, and be registered for full- I Oak By Phyllis Schmitt There hasn't been much activity this week because of the cold and snow. Donna Gillanjoined others for quilt- ing last Monday. Last Wednesday night Terri Oltmans stayed overnight with Donna so she'd be able to get to work. Jim joined them for lunch on Thurs- time course work. day. On Thursday and Friday, Donna Among those eaming a perfect 4.0 joined other women for coffee out. GPA was Tonette Gonzales-Hunter, Phyllis Schmitt attended the con- Guide Rock. Among those earning a ference basketball game at Thayer GPA of at least 3.7 were Joshua Tietjen, Chester; Tamara Kendall, Deweese; and Courtney Hubl, Lawrence. Thursday dance nights continue at Courtland Arts Center Troy and Christy Newman will cel- ebrate Valentine's Day by continuing swing dance lessons at 7 p.m. next Thursday at the Courtland Arts Center. Beginner and experienced singles and couples are welcome for lessons. Bring a snack to share and dance to an assort- ment of music at 8 p.m. There is a nominal fee. Waltz lessonswill begin on March 13. There will also be a jitterbug night Central last Monday night. Tuesday, her son Jerry ate dinner with her as he was working in the area. Jackie Cox joined Phyllis for coffee a few times. Angela Garver etnd Christin Hanson and Cailey brought supper to eat with their grandmother,'Pauline Hanson, to help her celebrate her birthday on Fri- day. Dick Hanson and Alfred Hanson both called,to wish their mother a happy birthday. Angela stops in frequently to check on her grandmother. James Cox and boys, Bayley, Hunter, Paxton and Koleman ate lunch with Galen and Jackie Cox on Sunday. Donna Gillan and other women ate out in Superior Sunday. In the after- noon, they went out for coffee in Nelson. Cloma Corman, Jean Stichka, Jackie atVp.m.onApril3forthoseinteres, te d Jensen and Jackie Cox went to York in showing their :stuff at pro or a Monday. ' wedding dance. Aghf'nl slngie or couples, beginners and experienced are Be sure to check this newspaper's invited. For more information, contact web pages at superiome.com for pic- Christy Newman or"like" the Repub- tures and stories not published in the lican Valley Dancers on Facebook. printed edition. Superior Country Club Presents "Live" II '  The Ultimate Mental Thrill Ride Doug MacCraw, Hypnotist Saturday, Feb. 15 Show starts at 8 p.m. s20 per person Sl00 table of 6 Superior Country Club Super*or, Neb 402-879-S14# Valentines Special . '2 s I 95 11 Surf and Turf Dinner or : ...... III Loaded Sirloin Dinner with wine (or any other drink) Reservations recommended www. rockislandcrossing.com 402-365-RAIL (7245) Deshler, Neb. Broadband Fairs will tour Nebraska By Phyllls Schoenholz Extension Educator A series of broadband technology fairs is scheduled to be held across Nebraska. The theme highlights "The Power of Business, What's Next" as experts will focus on how businesses can adapt and use online applications successfully in their operations. The events are part of the Broadband Initia- tive that is expanding efforts to help businesses across the state harness the power of broadband technology for successful operations. "Entrepreneurs need to understand how broadband and technology appli- cations can help them be more effi- cient and potentially reach a new audi- ence," said Connie Hancock, Univer- sity of Nebraska-Lincoln extension educator. "These technology fairs are a hands-on approach to learning about online tools and how to protect our business information as well as our customers." The sessions will offer information on broadband technology tools and techniques with experts from UNL and the Nebraska Public Service Commis- sion. Featured presenters will discuss remote video for security and monitor- ing, cloud technqlogy, information se- curity and mobile technology. Attendance is freeand the approxi- mately three-hour fairs are open to all. The fairs that are closest to our local area will be held on Wednesday, March 26, in Seward and Thursday, March 27 in Grand Island. Details on times and locations will be posted at broadband.nebraska.gov. UNO announces honor list students for fall semester The University of Nebraska-Omaha has announced its dean's list and chancellor's list for the fall 2013 se- mester. To be eligible for the chancellor's list, students must have earned a per- fect 4.0 grade point aver, age for a full- time course of study. Among those on the chancellor's list are Stacia Gebers, Nora; and Mikaela Shaw, Edgar. To be eligible for the dean's list, students must have earned a GPA of at least 3.5 for a full-time course of study. Among those on the dean's list are Andrew Kuta, Edgar;  Taylor Robb, Guide Rock; Brandon Simonsen, Hardy; Jett Mickelsen and Sidney Price, Superior. 4-H News The Republic Pioneers monthly meeting was held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 3 at the Republic Methodist Church. Lanessa Aurand called the meeting to order and Paige Waite led the club in the flag salute. Lasondra Aurand read last month's minutes. Blake Aurand gave the treasurer's report. Council report was given by Christian Tipton and project leaders' report was given by Marilyn Aurand. Th club discussed having an edu- cational tour to the historical museum and an exchange meeting with Discov- ery 4-H Club. The possibility of serv- ing at an auction as a fund raiser was discussed under new business. As a community service, the club decided to do meals on wheels. Jaran Aurand led the club in singing "Baa Baa, Black Sheep.'" Dylan McCartney gave a talk on when to plant potatoes. Elijah Field did recre- ation by leading the club in playing monster stomp with balloons. The club sang"Happy Birthday"to Brett Stindt. Hosts were the Hobelmann, Imler, Brady Stindt, Brian Stindt and Tipton families. The club's next meeting will be March 3. Superior Bow1 League Standings Women's leagues-Second half Results of Week 21 of 30 02/06/2014 Classical Leagp Won Lost Pet Ortman Insurance 19 5 79 Ideal 16 8 67 Tuckers 12 12 50 Blind 0 0 0 Season: High scratch game: Mary Reiter205, Jill Bauer202, Cindy Meyer 197. High scratch series: Jill Bauer 507, Mel Zoltenko 499, Mary Reiter 488. Results of Week 21 of 30 02/5/2014 Hairpin League Won Lost Pet MQH 16 8 67 Delka's Garage 13 11 54 ScottTV 13 11 54 Superior Bowl 10 10 50 Central National Bank 10 14 42 Lovewell Marina 10 14 42 Season: High scratch game: Lexi Saathoff 219, Bemiece Montgomery 201, Jan Ehlers 201. High scratch se- ries: Lexi Saathoff 593, Alesia Bauer 507, Jan Ehlers 491. Need a back issue of this newspa- per or a current copy of the newspa- pers published atCourtland, Belleville, Deshler, Hebron, Red Cloud and Nelson, they are available at The Ex- press office. CHICKEN and FISH SUPPER /000000Friday, Fe b. 14 Valentine's Day GUESTS WITH MEMBERS WELCOME AMERICAN LE610N West 8th Street - Superior, Nebraska School Menus Superior Public Schools Breakfast Feb. 17 to Feb. 21 Monday: Waffles or cereal,juice or fruit, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast sandwich orce- real, juice or fruit, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast pizza or ce- real, juice or fruit, milk. Thursday: Donut or cereal, juice or fruit, milk. Friday: Yogurt parfait or cereal, juice or fruit, milk. Feb. 17 to Feb. 21 Monday: Runza or ham and cheese sandwich, onion rings. Tuesday: Chicken sandwich or BBQ pOrk, tater tots. Wednesday: Crispito or hot pocket, green beans, macaroni and cheese. Thursday: Baked potato and rib with bun, broccoli. Friday: Pizza or turkey and cheese sandwich, com. Carlson Rep0rts-District 38 By Senator Tom Carlson We are more than one-third done with the days available to complete the lawmaking for this year. Hearings will be held for another month, at which time we will begin all day debate. I digress a bit from my usual legis- lative news to comment an an article in the business section of last week's newspapers. The citizens of Norfolk, and the Norfolk and State of Nebraska economic development corporations are to be commended on the decision of Tejas Tubular Products, Inc., to build a manufacturing plant in Norfolk. It is estimated the plant will employ 200 workers. This decision came about, not because the people of Norfolk and Madison County were entitled to it, but because they earned it. Hard work and community promotion pays off. Nucor Steel, a long time successful Norfolk industry, was also a factor in the deci- sion. The construction of a new business in a Nebraska community brings more prwate sector jobs, which are abso- lutely essential for a growing economy. We need more of these announcements across the state to keep our rural towns from declining population. One important factor that compa- nies look at when deciding when to build a new facility, besides schools, churches, available work force, and crime rates, is recreational possibili- ties. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is the agency charged with keeping our many state parks ready for Nebraskans and those visiting our state. It is estimated that tourism brings in more than $4 billion to Nebraska annu- ally and many of those visitors use our state parks. Nebraska has a wonderful variety of natural resources, east to west and north to south. Unfortunately, our parks are suffer- ing from deferred maintenance issues and many have had to reduce hours or services so that personnel can be di- rected to other parks needing repair. Senator Bill Avery of Lincoln has been a champion of parks for at least two sessions. He recently introduced LB 814, which would dedicate the state sales tax revenue from the sale or lease of motorboats and personal watercraft for state .park infrastructure mainte- nance projects. Current sales tax revenue is directed to the state general fund, the state high- way capital improvement fund and the highway allocation fund. Senator Avery's bill would create the Game and Parks Commission's capital main- tenance fund. Other bills of interest to be debated this session include doing away with the mountain lion season in Nebraska, repeal of the motorcycle helmet law and prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. Discussion will heat up on these and other issues in the days and weeks ahead. You are invited to follow The Su. perior Express on Facebook. THE STATELINE STRUTTERS of the NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION NWTF invites you to their 8 TM ANNUAL HUNTING HERITAGE BANQUET AND BENEFIT AUCTION S_.  l-lout, 5 p.m OttO*  ,7 o.'. e, r . _ ;uctiOta tolOmo Saturday, Feb. 22 Stateline Elks 230 N Central, Superior, Neb. "Save the Habitat, Save the Hunt" Games. Fo Fun and Pri::s ! Valentine Specials at Dave's Friday, Feb. 14 Prime Rib, Full Lobster or Chicken Cordon Bleu Includes a Delicious Dessert Also serving Frozen Strawberry Daiquiris and Chocolate Covered Strawberries DAVE'S 243 Central Avenue, Superior, Neb. 402-879-9905