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Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan (right) and Nebraska Rep. Adrian Smith, Gering, react to comments by Allen Beermann (not pictured,) Nebraska Press Association executive director, during the opening of an exhibit about Scanlan at the Nebraska History Museum, Lincoln, Neb., Friday. Exhi bit ens Miss America By Demetria Stephens Nebraska News Service Teresa Scanlan made hfstory as the first Nebraskan named Miss America in 2011. Now through Sept. 3, her dresses, shoes and jewelry will be displayed at current events, a talent portion and swimsuit and evening gown competi- tions. But she nearly missed the dead- line to apply for Miss Nebraska. "She had just turned 17 when she won her local pageant," Jay Engel said. Eleanor Aufdenkamp, 15. of North the Nebraska History Musemrf. Platte was a "little sister" for another "When people think of Nebraska. 'Miss Nebraska candidate, Harmony history, theythin} ofthingsthatareold Ray. She followed Ray for the week- and dusty," said Tina Koeppe, exhibi- long pageant. tion services coordinator at the Ne- "IwatchedTeresagetcrownedMiss braska History Museum. "This is defi- Nebraska and watched her become nitely not the case." Miss America and realized that really About 150 people packed the Ne- anything is possible," Aufdenkamp braska History Museum lobby for an said. exhibit of Nebraska's Miss America. Harms said Scanlan is a good role Friday, March 1. in Lincoln.. Koeppe model. pulledthecolorschemefromScanlan's :You can be beautiful on the out- dresses, worn during Miss America side." Harms said. "But what really events, with a patriotic theme and some counts is the beauty inside of you as a sparkle, she said. person and as an individual, because The exhibit also features a piano thatbeautywillcarryyoufortherestof and vocal track and display of a Miss your life, and Teresa has that beauty." America sash and other objects Scanlan made out of duct tape. Tile dresses also Guide Rock will be displayed at a museum at Scottsbluff, adjacent to Scanlan's By Sandy Larkey hometown of Gering, Koeppe said. "Wejustwantedittolooklikeabig, Because of a superabundanc of bright, flamboyant affair," she said. patrons at CJ's. the Pa-Hur Days plan- Special guests led the opening re- ning meeting had to be' postponed to ceptlon, including Sen. John Harms of today (Thursday). Everybody wanting Scottsbluff.alongwithNebraskaReps. to help with Pa-Hur Days, apologies. JeffFortenberryofLincolnandAdrian Please come back today. Smith of Gering. Smith remembered Two birthdays were celebrated when Scanlan was crowned, making Thursday. Keith and Daisie Hartman Gering, the state of Nebraska and hosted a small group to celebrate America proud as an " mlba'. ador on Daisie's birthday. I didn't ask which many isy"'es, he said. birthday it was, and nobody sang "It's to be here to celebrate. "Happy Birthday" to her, but she rea,y, history that has been made for seemedto havea good time anyway. A Nebraska," Smith said. large group gathered in the back room "'She has been mentioned repre- to celebrate Rod Hunter's birthday, senting farm life, explaining agricul- also. Various ages were quoted to me, ture for people around the country, but since none of the guys looked seri- supporting our troops." Fortenberry ous. I didn't believe a word any of said. "These I think are the important them said. including the birthday boy. parts of her legacy." Danny Shipman said the Guide Scanlon said the dre,'sses aren't just Rock Fire Department is having their materials, they represent people who annual fundraiser on March 23. I have touched her life. a bit of a date conflict here: a cohort of "This is not about me," she said. Danny'slookedonhispoeketcalendar "It's about all of those I've had the and told us March 23. The municipal pleasure of knowing and that I hope to utility bill (which showed up in my continue to serve this year and from mail box today)gives a date of March here on out." 30. I will call Danny and get a correc- Scanlan is a 20-year-old freshman tion on the date before either day. at Patrick Henry College in Pu'rcellville, Because this annual event raises money Va.,andtheexhibitcametogetherwhen to buy new equipment and insurance she dropped off boxes on b " way to for the trucks. I hope everybody turns college, Koeppe said. The mseum out to support our guys. They are all made n, equins from scratch to fit volunteers and we are very lucky to Sc: dress. The mannequnlshavesuchalargegroupofthem, andso maker. Curt Peacock. retired the day much good equipment. before the event, so this was his last KeithandDaisieHartman hadcom- show, Koeppe ,aid. pany last Sunday. Teena and Bobbie Scanlan was crowned Miss Ne- Smith: Charlene and Phil Troudt: braska in June 2010. when she was 17 Shanna Beberniss, Cody and friend because she had the "whole package," from Holdege: William. Heather, Will said Amy Engel,co-execuuve director and Aurora Bryan from Papillion: and of Miss Nebraska with her husband, Kenneth. Alisa and Alica all were visl- Jay. Scanlon did well in interviews tors of Keith and Daisie. with a panel of judges, questions on Keith Hartman also told me about Ron Rasser's funeral in Red Cloud last Wednesday. He said there was a turn- Republican Valley out to honor Ron. Sodbusters hold Betty Oberheide Meyer graduated from Guide High School in 1943. There February meeting was one boy in the class. She is won- The Republican Valley Sodbusters dering if anyone is interested in having held their Feb. 16 meeting in Franklin a get together for their 70th class year? with he ss Rebecca Watson. Four- Anyone interested may contact VeAnn teen members ate and played 32 point Lindgren at 402-461-8285. pitch. This had everyone guessing how I received a phone call from Duane the game really went and each table did Smith of San Angelo, Texas. He was their own thing, born and raised in Superior and still Those who were in a warmer eli- receives The Superior Express, citing mate were missed and envied: how- Bill Blauveh as a friend of his. He ever, most agreed it hadn't been too c,alled to express sympathy about bad in Nebraska and northern Kansas. Harley's passing and to say how much There was some discussion on how he enjoys reading my newspaper col- the club would use the money donated umn. Thanks. Duane. The fact that so by the Ernie Heinrichs family. Adeci- many people, both local and out of sion will be made at the next meeting, town. have expressed their sympathy It was announced the March meet- means a lot to Dave and me. Harley ing would be in Hardy with hosts Ward was our "bab3"' and we will never and Ilene Aurand. really get over losing him. j FISCHER FAMILY DENTISTRY L 1050 Washington, Superior, Neb. En rgency and new patients of ALL ages welcome! Fr In Comprehensive and Cosmetic Dentistry ~ *ali;{n and Traditional Braces Sedation E)entistry Wisdom Teeth Removal TV and Headphones Digital X-rays for Less Radiation Exposure Medicaid Provider for Nebraska and Kansas Hospital Provider Insurance Filed Financing Available Call now to schedule an appointment dlos p. FISCHER, D.D.S. 402-879-1355 : A Olive Hill By Rosemary Hasemeyer Hymns sung during the Sunday morning worship service at the Olive Hill Church were "In the Garden.," "Jesus Never Fails," "Spirit of the Liv- ing God," "The Wonder of it All" and "Thy Loving Kindness" with Lynn Wilton accompanying the congrega- tion on the piano. Beverly Frost was song leader. Pastor David Watters. brought the children's story and mes- sage. Special music was by Lynn Wilton who played a piano solo. Ush- ers were Paul Hutchinsonand Dwight Frost. The All Gospel Sing organized by Earl Buckley will be held at the Rock Hills High School, Mankato, Saturday evening, starting at 6:30 p.m. All Jewell county churches are invited to parttc - pate. Matt. Melissa, Harley and Wyatt Schuster were Sunday dinner guests of Melinda and Chuck Latham. Beioit. Later in the afternoon, the Schusters visited in the home of Melissa' s father, Monte Bean, near Beloit. Tye and Oakley Ward were Satur- day overnightguests of their great- uncle, Jerry Hasemeyer. near Webber. Robert and Jordan Brown went to Seward Sunday where Jordan took first place m a wrestling meet. Jordan is now qualified to go to the state wres- tling meet. Good luck! Rosemary Hasemeyer was among 'others who attended the elders' meet- ing at the First Presbyterian Church. Superior, last Wednesday evening. Superior Library checks out more electronic books Vicki Perrie reports 713 electronic books were checked out by local pa- trons between Oct. 1,2011, and Sept. 30, 2012. That is up from 424 elec- tronic books during the same time pe- riod the previous year. The service was first offered three years ago. The first year local patrons checked out 207 electronic books. The Superior Public Library col- laborates with 142 other libraries in the state of Nebraska as part of the Ne- braska Regional Library System (NRLS) to offer the electronic book check out serwce which available to local patrons who have a library card. 13.682 NRLS patrons checked out 164,386 electronic books, 58.423 of which were audio books, during the same accounting period. Currently the NRLS is asking the Nebraska legislature to invest 50 cents for each Nebraska resident to expand available electronic resources. Republic By BettyBouray II Story'hour was held at Rae Hobson Memorial Library; once again six youths took in snacks, crafts (making a spring flower) and a game of library trivia. Betty Bouray read one of her favorite books. It's Easy To See Why. The library has a new tablet for in library use only and will be getting a new laptop through a CKLS grant. More story hours will be held in March and April. Doug Simms was the drawing win- ner at hamburger night last Wednes- day. Monday school held at the Repub- lic United Methodist Church has started a new six week lesson on the Parables. The first one. the parable of the yeast, was studied. The students watched what some yeast, sugar and water would do as they learned how the kingdom of God started off small and continues to grow with our help. Snacks were sup- plied by Karen and Bentley Parker. Phyllis and Glen Hofts visited I_xmis Hofts at the Deshler nursing home last Saturday. Chris Springer, Jacob and Noah Springer were weekend guest of Betty Evert. Kent and Dillon Bouray visited Lawrence and Estaline Bouray. Several fromthe area are attending sub-state basketball where the Pike 'Valley Panthers and the Republic County Buffalos are doing well. Randy Thayer is the Pike Valley girls assis- tant coach. With the snow this last week not much is going on m the Republic area. It was much needed and welcomed snow, for sure. Thursday, March 7, 2013 THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 3A The annual Teddy Bear Tea was held at the Good Samaritan Society, Superior, Tuesday, Feb. 26. Superior first grade students wrote stories about their teddy bears. The stories were reviewed by residents and staff a week before the Tea. Two winners from each class were selected with unusual and unique stories. Winners of the Teddy Bear Tea were (from left) Cayce Barry, Grady Henderson, Nadia McMeen and Nevaeh Blecha. Natalie McMeen, Megan Miller and Tate Rothchild turned out for Celebration" dressed as their favorite characte rs. The celeb ration was Wednesday. Lenden Worm (left) reads his Dr. Seuss book as Jody Grabast reads to an entranced Logan Schuler. The students and teachers were taking part in the silent reading portion of the "Dr. Seuss Celebration" at the Superior Elemen- tary School last Wednesday. the Superior Elementary School "Dr. Seuss part of "Read Across America Day" held last Superior Elementary be honored guest It's an exclusive invitation but one The Superior students, via a dis- has been received by the tburth graders tance learning hookup, will join some at Superior Elementary School. The 300 students from the Omaha area at school is one of five in the state of the Durham Museum. The event will Nebraska invited to participate in the be broadcast live at 9:30 a.m via the distance learning hookup as guests at distance learning network. the 146th Nebraska Statehood Birth- Each of the schools is being asked day Party, Tuesday. to create a poster that best. represents The event is hosted by the John their school. The students will then Gale, the secretary of state, the Ne- show their poster when the school is ' braska Humanities Council, the called.Theprogramwillfeatureenter- NEBRASKAIand Foundation and tainment and segements on the rich Omaha's Durham Musetun. history of the state of Nebraska. Highland By IvaLee Jacobitz Mr. and Mrs. Ron porter and Mr. and Mrs. Don Cassell were last Mon- day supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hoelting and boys. They cel- ebrated Don's birthday. LaVeta Porter visited Muriel Follmer Thursday. Muriel, Donna Fishel and Dolly Muehlich had lunch with Donna Gillan, Terri Oltmans and Cheryl Jensen after quilting last Monday. Muriel visited Joann Hurt last Wednesday afternoon. MrTand Mrs. Clark Kreiser had lunch with Muriel Friday. They at- tended the funeral held for Barbara Glaser. Clark and Diane Kreiser called on Mr. andMrs. Don Cassell after they all had attended the Glaser funeral. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Follmer took Muriel and Betty Adamson out for supper Friday. Muriel became great- grandma to Kaleb James Folhner. son of Mr. and Mrs. Jason Follmer. Terre Jacobitz, Evan and Emily, visited Ivalee Jacobitz Thursday after- noon. Mrs. Ray Reich of Red Cloud called on lvalee Friday. Markee Jacobitz was an evening visitor Fri- day. Mrs. John Jensen was a last Tues- day coffee guest of Ivalee. Mr. and Mrs. Eldirck Grummert visited Herman Mertens at Brodstone Memorial Hospital last Tuesday afternoon. Sunday afternoon, they vts- ited Mr. and Mrs. Milvem Grumnaert at Glenvil. I had several comments about my column the week 1 included articles from"Bonnie's Backtalk" even from a distance so here goes since I'm short on news again this week. I'm sure glad I made a few notes as ! started on this 160-page book filled with her columns. I'm not even half done read- ing it yet. Some of you will remember Francis Schleif who as an important business man of Nelson who helped people with all kinds of problems. Bonnie said "A close shave by our local electrtcian and plumber, Francis Schle'if. bothered her considerably as the town wotdd be pretty lost without him. tie went down to the Nelson Food Center to work on a walk-in-cooler, telling no one, and accidentally locked himself in. This was at 8:30 p.m. but wouldn't yon know that Francis, being the coolest cucumber in town, wasn't worried for a minute. He found a piece of metal shelving and proceeded to dig through and turn the outside handle. Most of us would have needed high blood pressure medicine after such an experience but she said of all the years she knew Francis she never saw him excited! She remembered traded m a dryer to Francis. Two years later he called and asked, "Did you ever miss anyclothes atyourhouse? Ijustopened that old dryer and it' s full of clothes." Davenport Senior Center Menu March 11- March 15 Monday: Shepherd's Pie with veggies, garlic toast, chunky fruit. danish petite. Tuesday: Seasoned chicken thighs, mashed potatoes & gravy, garden trio veggies, ice cream. Wednesday: St. Louis rib. scalloped potatoes, mixed veggies, 5-cup salad Thursday: Mexican casserole, let- tuce salad, honey-bran muffin, apple juice. Friday: Salmon patty, cheesy pota- toes, peas & carrOts, cherry-cherry Jell- O. ChristopherStuderis ooking more . like the Cheshire cat than "The Cat in the Hat" during the Dr. Seuss day celebration at the Superior Elemen- tary School last Wednesday. Students were encouraged to dress as their favorite Dr. Seuss character. HOURS: " [ Wednesday and Friday I / 1:30-5:30 p.m. ] Thursday, 3-7 p.m. [ Saturday Nifty-Thrifty; Shop. 410 1/2 N C,,ntral Superior. Neb. Ministerial Association to Hold Benefit for Dave Johnson Sunday, March 10 Noon - 2:30 p.m. Living Faith Fellowship 307 N Central * Superior, Neb. /' he Ministerial Association of Superior invites you to this benefit fundraiser for Rev. Dave Johnson Pastor of the Grace Evangelical Free. Church here in Superior to help k,hirn with expenses due to his recent heart bypass surgeryj Leftover soups and desserts will be given away for extra donations at the end of the Benefit. Let's show Pastor Johnson how much we care! LIVING FAITH FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 315 N. Central, Superior, Neb. 402-879-3814 Senior Pastor Jon Albrecht -- Associate Pastor Patsy Busey Lovewell Marina & Grill will be open Saturday & Sunday March 9 I0 for Breakfast only BUT All Day Breakfast/ Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. * FREE Park Entrance Saturday * Saturday, Fishing Seminars in the Annex at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Powerpoint Presentation by Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks & Tourism on Fishing at Lovewell and Glen Elder this season. We will be open for the season on Saturday, March 16, 7 days a week with all our specials. Saturday Evening Babyback Ribs and Pizza Specials. 785-753-4351 GRILL S 1 ,%~;'['='7 ' '