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il 4A THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS Thursday, March 6, 2003 Brenda Lynch studies a mass of cords in the Nuckolls County Treasurer's office which were installed during the past month. The cords provide the needed wiring to connect all Nuckolls County Courthouse office to the internet. II I II I By Nebraska Representative Ed ~hrock ill , i ii I opened debate on LR4CA, a con- Minnesota and North Di&ota stitutional amendment which proposes, cently passed their amendments witt "fishing, trappiug and hunting are a over 75% of the popular vote, so the valued part ofthe heritage ofthe people interest is there and the support i:, and will be a right forever preserved strong. 12)r the people subject to reasonable While hunting and fishing arc trea restrictions as prescribed by law." sured pastimes in Nebraska, recent While there was no time for K)rmal trendsofanti-huntingorganizations is debate on the issue, this amendment is to threaten these pursuits through slate already stirring differing opinions on legislatures. The anti-hunting move- whether or not it should be placed into ment started in Calitbrnia where anti- the state constitution, hunting groups successfully rallied to When several people confronted me eliminate the mountain lion season in about sponsoring this amendment, I that state. After their attack in Catifof admit at firsl l was skeptical ofactually nia, they moved freely throughout placing this wording into the constitu- Washington and Oregon, before set- lion. After reviewing information on ling sights on the Midwest They were the anti-hunting movements through- instrumental in banning trapping in out the country, it seemed necessary Arizona, Colorado, Massachusettsalld that Nebraska should l llow in the California. And now, many of those tracksofourneightx)rs, toensurethese states are finding that animals cannot time-honored traditions not be taken be controlled, and they arc wrecking away. havoc on small towns and communi- This idea is not new. In fact, there ties. are currently seven states with word- A proposal in Washington would ing that allows protection of hunting have banned trapping, however, many and fishing in their respected constitu- legislators didn't realize it would have lions, and there are at least nine more also banned citizens from using mouse currently taking up the debate in order traps in their homes. Although this to halt any anti-hurain movements in legislation didn't pass, it has sent shoc k their states. . ' ' +waves+ to many slates realizing these * Bankruptcy Divorce * Criminal Law --- JUL IE A . ATTORNEY AT LAW TOLL FREE AT 1-877-556-3030 anti huntiI~g ~:loups mean bttsines~;, no Ill;tilt'{ V;h~{ [I t~ OC lhc eli0 lCSl.lli cimht 13] I{ is ;H',,~ '.~,~ 5vctet thai spi)I'ISU/Cll il|tkJ \\ Olllt.Ul ~[[i?Ilt?i lit_' nlillions of dol- liII ~ ill Ihig sil!c :Hld arc il clitiL'al com- ponent el Nebraska's ei'oltOUly. Every yoiu" SpOlt Slltell ;tnd WOlUCI/ill Nebraska s!)cnd m~re than $455 million, creat- Illg ~,q~ J tliiJlhq| II15i;.ile tax reveuue and $182 milli .~ in s;.llalies and wages. This qw>lilq~ ctc;tlcs 8,800 jobs for Ncl~ a~ka lc dale|its. In additiou to the .jobs :rod money, I think these activities are \; or|h preserving in their own right as a valuable part of our continuing herilage, I f you have comments or questions about these ulatters or any other issues, please contact me, \Vt~rld progress would move lhsler il people v, ould talk less and work harder. Valley I:(.ge, the site of the 1777- 1778 wi mer encampment of the Conti- nei/t;tl Army during the American Revolution, {s now under the jurisdic- lion olthe United States National Park Service, The National Park Service pliers information telling the story of the nit.HI itlld \\Olllell wilt) camped at Vallc; t:~r~zc lrom December 1.777 to h,n,. i'7"7 me Pa? se,.- vice, "l:c\', places c\~i.,,c the spirit of pdtt},.~ll':lll alRJ illdCpClldt.'ncc, r.'prc- ~,ent imtividual and collective sacri- fice, or dcnlonstrale the FC solve, lenac- ily and determination of the people of the United Slates Ic, be llce, as does Valley l:olge. Here, despite setbacks and hardships, the Continental Army under General George Washington's le:|dershil~ buih upon its growing mill- Tar) con3pcicnce, Through intensive training, the arnl,, honed its skills anti became a professional force that matciled on to victory over the British and secured America's independence in 1783." ...... " MemorialHospital ] r ] i _ ~ml i i i Brodstone Specialty Clinics and Diagnostic Services Schedule 520 E. 10th, P.O. Box 187 Superior, Neb. 68978, Phone: 402-879-3281 o - 02 879,4002 SUNDAY MOndAY TUF DAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Visit our website: I 2 9 16 23 30 10 Echo and Doppler 17 Ol~tha~molopa Dr. Graham OtorhinOlaryngologist Or: Bowen Echo t pp er 24 Echo and Doppl~ 31 Echo & DOPIer Ophthalmol0~st Dr. Graham 4 General Surgery Drl Batth Heat nm Dr, Nowacek BHI, Nuclear 11 Ge SU, Dr. Anders< Vascular Surgery Dr. Jex Blood Pressure Clinic 10:30 Manor A0t 18 General Surgery Dr. Barth Dr. Nowacek BHI - Nuclear 25 General Surgery Dr, Andemon BHI- Nudear 5 Nebraska Heart Institute Dr, Chsudhuri Immunization Clinic 12 OB/GYN Dr, Foote 19 26 OB/GYN Dr. Foote Daily Services 1 / GI. Orthopedics Dr. Lesak Bone Density, Scans Echo and Doppler 13 Bryan Head ln~tution Dr. Hansen Echo and Doppler 20 Urologst Dr HaIsted GL OrthopcKlics Dr, Lesiak Bone Densily Scans Echo and D~pler 27 Echo and Doppler 7 South Central Beha~,ral Services Fo~ A[~,omtmc, nt Cal{ 402 -li;3-5(,;84 14 South Central Behavioral Services Foe Appointment Call 4024634684 21 South Central Behaworal SeFv~es For Appointment Call 402-463-5684 28 South Central Behavioral Services For App~ntment Call 402463-5684 8 15 Z2 29 Cardiac Rehab, Stress Tests, Lab, X-rays, CT Scans, Mammograms, Uttrasounds, Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapy For all your financial ;;cc',LY Superior, Nebraska 402-87%3271 K.~pEert Monday morning, several county The board approved a request to officers met withtheNuckollseounty exempt taxes on a 20 by 24 foot addition to the Nelson Thrift Store. commissioners and reviewed a pre- liminary plan to enhance county corn- The building is an improvement on nmnication via the internet, leased land. The land, which is owned "W , by Ferebee, will continue to be taxed. eneed a county web s te, 'Selma Ferguson, county clerk, said. "Many Volunteers from the Nelson United other Nebraska counties already have Community Church of Christ operate web sites up and running." the thrift store. Proceeds assists with Within the past month, state offi- financing the church. cial have installed a hub, router and The board approved two tax ex- wired the courthouse/'or internet ac- empt requests from Brodstone: one for cess. Several county offices already theNelsonMedicalClinicandtheother use state equipment to communicate for the Superior Medical Clinic. Both with state offices. For example, the clinics are owned by the hospital. Prior countyclerkdownloadselectionforms to the acquisition of the clinics by for state offices. BMH the clinics were privately owned "This is the last year we will request and thus taxed. legislative bills on paper," Ferguson Murray indicated the city of Supe- said. "They were once heavily used. rior had challenged the tax exemption Attorneys and other interested parties of the clinics, but that she could see no were continuously checking them out. reason to deny the requests. Now we seldom get a request. I suspect Keelan provided each member with they are downloading them on their a written rational for the clinics tax own computers, exemption status. The plan being explored would net- It referred to Nebraska Statute 77- work all county offices housed in the 202, the provision which BMH is courthouse, provide one internet car- currently exempt from property tax. rier and let courthouse personnel corn- The statute provides an exemption for municate with the outside world more property owned by acharitable organi- efficiently, zatmn when the property is used exclu- Doug Anderson, Nuckolls County sively for the benefit of the charitable Extension Educator, is exploring op- organization and not for financial gain lions. ,He hopes county government or profit to the owner or user. will post meeting notices, agendas and The document state "The Superior minutes. Medical Clinic" will be used exclu- "1 can see the public downloading sively to benefit BMH in fulfilling its forms they need, filling in the needed charitable purpose and will not be op- infornmtion and bringing those tbrms crated for financial gain or profit to to the courthouse ready to hand to the BMH or any of its users, including appropriateolTicer.Foritemslikebirth employees, other than through pay- certificates, which are not done in ment of a fair salary. Nuckolls County, a link could be pro- It also said the reason BMH de- vided, sotheinformationneededcould cided to purchase the clinic was m be lbund at home, perhaps saving a trip enhance BMH's ability to recruit phy- and increasing efficiency." smmns to the community. Physicians Available providers, security, liabil- enhance BMH's ability to provide ity if hackers destroy files, ease of use, health care to the general public, which economy of resources, needs assess- is its sole charitable purpose. ment and increasing communication The document referred to two court with constituents were all related items interpretations of statues: one related discussed, to day care facility provided by a Board of Equalization hospital for the exclusive use of its Commissioners serve as the Board employees being tax exempt and the of Equalization (BOE). Four new re- other referred to an Oklahoma court quests were reviewed. Bud Ferebee, granting property tax exemption to a representing the Nelson United Corn- nonprofit hospital which purchased an munity Church of Christ, and John existing clinic and employed the phy- . Keelan. Brodstone Memorial Hospital sicians with similar circumstances as (BMH) administrator, were present for BMH. the hearing. Murray recommend a tax exempt On recommendation from Janice request for the Superior First United Murray, Nuckolls County assessor, the Methodist Church parsonage be de- board approved three requests and de- nied. She said the pastor of the church nied the tburth, lives in Red Cloud with her husband. Last year when the parsonage was no longer needed as a dwelling for the pastor, the church considered renting the house and it was moved to the tax roll. The request being considered stated the parsonage will be treed for United Methc~dist women's meetings, youth meetings and storage. Murray said as of Jan. I, the request stated the parsonage will be used .... not that is it being used for youth meetings and women's meeting. She also questioned storage and repeatedly said, "It says 'exclusively' referring to Nebraska statue 77-202 "Property tax- able; exemption enunlerated" part D. Part D of the statute reads. "'Prop- erty owned by educational, religious, charitable, or cemetery organizations, or any organization for the exclusive benefit of any such education;d, reli- gious, charitable, or cemetery organi- zation, and used exclusively for educa- tional, religious, charitable etery purposes, when such not owned or used F for the sale of alcoholic more than 20 hours per weekOrt or used by an organization criminates in membershi ment based on ace, origin." Arnold Brown, re "Someone should have been represent the case, they m: been able to talk me into Last year's taxes on the were more than $700. 30 days to appeal the decision. Multiple other requests been granted in previous signed without debate. Nuckolls County Nuckolls County is scheduled for Monday, Superior students will be house for half a day and Nelson students for the event is being coordinated Czirr. Bob Tipton and Bostlenlen as an extension Nuckolls County Selma Ferguson, Nuckolls County Clerk, poses copies of legislative bills from this years session of the Nebra,, This is the last year Ferguson plans to request hard copies of the t year they will be available at the clerks office only via computer. suspects most attorneys are aheady downloading the leg their computers for review. ?. + Members of the 2002-2003 Superior High School girls' basketball team are (back row, from left) coach Randy Fuerhoff, Leslie Kile, Ann Marr, Kayla Porter, Haley Shroyer, Abby Schmidt, Samatha Myers, Eliz, abeth Headrick, Coach Harriet Marr, (third row) Amy Williams, Torte Boyles, Amber Reaves, Kendra Kaldahl, Stephanie Freitag, Kirby Siebecker, (second row) Meghan Hickman, Jessica Kinyoun, Gina Montgomery, Crystal Rodriquez, Erin Eitzmann, (front) Kristen Sweet, Brittanie Utecht, Jenny Warneking, Holly Walton and Lauren Williams. ,. Marlice Sullivan, Agent In the Vestey Center 449 N. Central Superior, Neb. 402-879-3377 ii i=arrn Buremu AUTO * HEAL TH * COMMERCIAL FARM HOME BlueCross BlueSMeld of Nebraska Farm Bureau epre, sentatlves are authorized health insurance agents of B,'ue C~oSS and Blue Shield of Nebraska, a Not-For-Profit Mutual Insurance Company anct an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Waldo Pre itr "Tile Bush healthy fore described as a way to fires, as indeed it would, allow timber companies mauy more trees pointing out many not what they're labeled[ Tree removal Trirnrni tump & Sales & Service Custom clubs, reshafting and regripping Small Engine Repair Repaidqg r" ~der.., push mowers, trimers & tillers , Insured Phone and Tax 454 N. Bloom street P.O. Box 424 Superior, Neb. 68978 mrbkkeeping 1125 E. Third * Superior, Neb. 68978 * 402-469-9751 Marilyn