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2 <, 'y I ) "What can Highway 14 Associa- tion, Inc. do for our Grow Neligh group?" asked Jennifer Blackburn Nielsen at the highway association meeting held in Neligh on March 3. Gretchen Treadway and Mary Los, both of Fullerton, told her about eco- nomic development in Nance County and recommended several steps the Nelighgroup may take. Recommended steps should be adopting LB840 to acquire sales tax money to help fund development and establishment of a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Ful- lerton and Nance County have suc- sfully used both. It was also recom- nded the Neligh group talk to other cities about blight studies and funding availability. Free housing lots available in Ful- lerton but the taxes on a new home, Which is required to be built on site, add more funds than what taxes were being paid on a dilapidated home, cre- ating new funds," said Treadway. "What benefits one commumty can help us all. This is one of the goals of the Highway 14 organization." Mayor Jeri Anderson welcomed the group to Neligh and told about several new businesses. She asked those at- itending to see what is available. Jeri and her husband recently pur- chased the former Coast to Coast build- ing, and three new businesses are planned at that location. They also purchased the Moyer's clothing store so it would continue to operate. , Harv Ofe, who oversees the Neligh Mills, showed before and after pic- tures of the Elkhom River flood dam- age. He said the restoration project was approved by FEMA, which will pay 75 percent of the cost, but locally $20,000 will be needed to finish the project. He hopes the work will be done betbre Memorial Day. "This is the most devastating thing I have ever seen in my'life," Ofe said, "I hope never to see something like this again. There are more pictures of the flooding on the interact. Other major damage was done in the Neligh Park." The Nance County economic de- velopment director, talked about at- tending the MarketPlace conference recently in Kearney. She was impressed with the session on agri-tourism and shared how local farmdrs and ranchers could have a lucrative side business. She emphasized that people come from -larger .cities to rural Nebraska to see the stars at night, for a guided horse ride, shoeing horses, feeding cattle and other activities. They fill up their senses with clean air and nature smells. With little investment, farmers and ranchers may set aside time to let others enjoy their experiences on the land. She ad- vised tourists come and stay for a longer period of time if there are cooperauve events available for them to participate in. Other items discussed at the meet- ing included a department of roads open house to discuss the bridge project south of Fullerton, Nebraska Renais- sance Project promoted by the Trail- blazer Resource Conservation and Development District and others to create jobs and economic development, statewide resource conservation and development meeting to be held on April 7, a new business tanning hides located at Niobrara, successful bird walks held at Bader Park west of Cen- tral City, and the geocache in Niobrara that was negrly flooded Out by recent high water. Because of the popularity of barn quilts, members were asked to send a picture of such quilts in the Highway 14 corridor to: The association is planning a barn quilt II II 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 Highway 14 gi,,gup discusses Mittan wins movie ' '' '' '" ........ economw dev00;i!opment ideas script contest Obituaries Chuck Mittan won the award for ' ' ' Best Nebraska Screenplay at the 2011 Viola Robili$0n-,dallllt photo section on the www.mgnway website. Changes in the group' s by-laws and constitution were discussed. A deci- sion on meeting dates will be held at the next meeting on Thursday, April 7, in Central City. Since the annual meet- ing was canceled because of weather problems, it will be held that day. n I I Olive Hill By Rosemary Hasemeyer Hymns sung during the Sunday morning worship service at the Olive Hill Church were"Love Divine,""Lily of the Valley," "The Greatest Thing" and "I Surrender All" with Gloria Schlaefli accompanying the congrega- tion on the piano. Pastor David Watters brought the message. Carol Watters was song leader. Ushers were Carl Collins and Roger Wilton. Visitors during the service were Floyd and Karen Rothfuss, Superior. The Olive Hill Church Congrega- tion will be having monthly suppers at a cafe. This month's supper will be Saturday evening, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. Roger and Carol Roe were in To- peka Friday through Sunday and were guests in the home of John, Sandi, Randee and Ryan Roe. They attended Ryan's sub-state basketball game. Ryan' s team won so they will be going to state to play. Thursday evening, Darren, Jessica and Allison Thompson attended the Rock Hills boys basketball game in Mankato. Allison was among the cheerleaders. Thursday, Harold and LomaWilton went to the Brodstone Memorial Hos- pital, Superior, to see their new great- grandson, Rylan Lee, born to Justin and Meggie McCutcheon, Guide Rock. Rylan has a sister, Isabel, age 4, to welcome him home. Matt, Melissa, Harley and Wyatt Schuster were weekend guests in the home of Melanie and Anthony Lira and family, Topeka. Callers the'past week at the home of Gerald and Jacqueline Boyles were Megan May, Superior, and Gayla Boyles, Hastings. Hallie Strnad, Superior, was a weekend guest of her grandparents, Darren and Jessica Thompson, and Aunt Allison. Lorna Wilton visited in the home of Wendy and David Harris. Burr Oak, and their houseguests, JennaLee Reutzel and Harlee, Farmington, Minn., Joining the above for supper was Rick Harris. Gerald and Jacqueline Boyles were Sunday dinner guests of Richard and Gloria Schlaefli at a Superior cafe. Saturday evening, Darren, Jessica and Allison Thompson and Hallie Strnad attended the basketball game at Rock Hills High School, Mankato, Allison played the" Star Spangled B an- her" on the piano. Jo Ann and John Rogers, Superior, hosted a dinner in their home Sunday noon. Guests attending were Janice, Lacey, Tye and Oakley Ward, Jerry Hasemeyer, Webber, Janis and Ellie Banks, Hardy, Carl Collins, Burr Oak, Sherry, Gary, Rosemarie and Rose- mary Hasemeyer. They celebrated the March birthdays of Jerry, Rosemarie, Rosemary, Oakley and Carl. Travis and McKenzie Rogers, Hastings, joined them in the afternoon. Darren, Jessica and Allison Th- ompson and Hallie Strnad attended the Sunday morning worship service at the First Baptist Church, Superior, where Allison served as pianist. The wrongdoer never lacks excuses. Omaha Film Festival, held March 2 through 6 at the Great Escape Studio 16 Theatre in Omaha. Mittan, who lives in Red Cloud and is employed as a writer for The Superior Express, was among eight , finalists in the con- test for feature length scripts who were invited to par- ticipate in the fes- tival. The script is a period thriller called "The Head Reader" and is set in Nuckolls and Webster counties in the first year of the 20th Century. It is Mittan's second feature length script written since at- tending Lew Hunter's Indian Summer Screenwriting Colony in September, 2007. His first, a romantic comedy called "Souvenirs," was a finalist at last year's Omaha Film Festival, but did not win any of the awards for which it was eligible. Aside from an engraved plaque, this year's prizes for Best Nebraska Screenplay included screenwriting software, Oakley sunglasses and full tuition to one of Lew Hunter's upcom- ing screenwriting colonies, which is valued at $2,500 alone. "I was completely surprised and feel extremely fortunate. Writing con- tests I think are always impossible to figure out. I learned a long time ago never to expect to wm m a writing contest," Mittan said. "By the same token, they opened the envelope dur- ing the awards ceremony which was on my wedding anniversary, so that gave me confidence. I didn't think they would mess with me on that day. Then, just to be sure, my whole family wore lucky shamrock socks to the awards ceremony, which is what I think sealed the deal." This was the sixth mual Omaha Film Festival. This year, 92 films were selected and screened from more than 450 entries received from 28 coun- tries. A mixture of short films, docu- mentaries, feature films and horror and experimental films were screened. Awards were gwen for best feature film, best horror film, best documen- tary, best short film, best animated short, best Nebraska short, best cin- ematography in a Nebraska short, best feature screenplay, best short screen- play, best Nebraska screenplay, as well I School Menus Superior Schools March 14 through March 18 Elementary Monday: Pig in a blanket, onion rings, applesauce, cookie. Viola Bertha Johnson, 92; daughter of Magnus and Amanda (Linden) Johnson, was born Sept. 23, 1918, at Courtland. Her family moved to the Miltonvale community where she at- tended public schools, graduating from Miltonvale High School in 1935at the age of 16. She moved to Wichita and enrolled in the Wichita Business College and graduated in 1937. Viola was united in marriage to Whitney Robinson on Dec. 31, 1939. While Whit served in the Navy, Viola Worked in Wichita. Following his dis, charge, they moved to McPherson and she began working for the Railroad Savings and Loan. After several years, they returned to Wichita and she lived most of her life there. Viola worked as a secretary for Garvey Grain Company until she re- tired at age 60. Whit died in 1966. She then worked for the Evangelical Meth- odist Church. In August of 1988, she married Ralph James of Wichita. They moved to Prairie Homestead Village in 1999 and lived there until Ralph died in 2007. Following his death, Viola returned to Republic County to be closer to her family. She died Thursday at the Belleville Healthcare Center at the age of 92 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Whitney Robinson and Ralph James; and her brothers, Edwin and Harold.. Survivors include her nephews Marion Johnson, Belleville, and Eugene Johnson, Supe- rior. Services were held Monday at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville. Burial was in the Courtland Cemetery. Minnie Sankey Minnie Hofts Sankey, 92, was born at Ruskin. She died Feb. 24 at the health care center in Oroville, Calif. A former resident of Republic, she was a Republic High School graduate. Later the family moved to Oroville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Rena Hofls; her husband Edwin (Pete) Sankey; and a sister, Lena Banks. She is survived b, a daughter, Jackie Peterson; three grandchildren; two sisters, Josptiine Simms and Florence Elliott; and a brother, Glenn Hofts. Her funeral was held last Wednesday in Oroville. What money can and cannot buy: A bed but not sleep, Books but not braiCs: Food but not appetite. Finery but not beauty, A house bul not a home, Medicine but not health. Amusements but not happiness, Tuesday: Breaded beef, mashed Boon c0mpanions but not friends, potatoes, gravy, mixed fruit, rolls. Wednesday: Chicken nuggets, corn, Flattery but not respect mixed fruit, pudding. Thursday: Spaghetti, baby carrots 1/2 apple, French bread. Friday: Tuna tetrazinni, peas and carrots, pears, brownie. High School Monday: Pig in a'blanket or ham and cheese; bun, onion rings, cookie. Tuesday: Breaded beef or baked steak, mashed potatoes, rolls. Wednesday: Chicken strips or quesadilla, corn, pudding. Thursday: Spaghetti or peanut but- ter and jelly, green beans, French bread. Friday: Tuna tetrazinni or ham- burger, peas and carrots, butterscotch brownie. Report crimes without fear of retribution!t! CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-422-1494 | i "Pieces of the Past" 20 r" ANNUAL VICTORIAN FESTIVAL Memorial Weekend May 27, 28 & 29, 2011 The Superior Chamber of Commerce Festival Committee would like to remind individuals and organizations that Tuesday, March 15 is the cut-off date 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 b), 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. for information to be submitted for this year's Festival Brochure. Chamber Membership will receive first priority. Contact: The Superior Chamber of Commerce at 402-879-3419 or email: _J i i i inn -- m --ve Family Dentist including Cosmetic, ""0 Canal, Crowns and Bridges, Dentures, Invisalign Premier Provider Hospital Ig.entistry First in Nebraska to Offer: COMFORrCONSCIOLfgDENTISTRY Intra-Oral Cameras STATEoFTHEARTCLINIC . Dental Lasers on Nelson Denial Clinic Cavity Detection Lasers 270 South Main Virtual Vision DigitaIX-Rays Nelson, NE Licensed Parental Sedation, Nitrous Oxide and OraiSedation 1=. ........  ......... Appointments are available Monday through Friday Thursday, March 10, 2011 THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 3A Boy Scouts raced their cars in a Pinewood Derby held Feb. 25 at the Hardy Fire Hall. Awards for unique car design were presented to (back row, from left) Ezra Morris, first place, Anders Webber, second place, and Braxton Webber. third place. Awards for the fastest cars were present to (front, from left) Todd Keller, first place, Isaac Garcia. second place, and Jaden Hanson, third place. Relay for Life holds Guide Rock kick-off Feb. 27 the Webster county branch of the American Cancer Society held their kickofffor Relay for Life in Guide Rock at the community center. Jack Klingenberger gave the opening prayer. His wife, Deb, is also on the board. His sons, Dillon and Mason, and daughter Quincie, also attended. They were voted in as junior ambassadors for the cause. (Mason's got a career as a poli- tician waiting for him. He was cam- paignmg for votes quite intensely.) Jacob Whitten was also voted in as junior ambassador. Lisa Streit attended as the Guide Rock village board representative and also to show her support for the Relay for Life. Mike Goebel, this year' s chair- man, explained the Relay for Life raises funds for cancer research, to organize support groups for men and women withcancer and sponors quit smoking support group.. The second week in August is the date of the actual Relay for Life. It will involve several relay teams walking from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Jack Hall, Red Cloud. was there as the head of the public relations com- mittee. Verona J. Pearson manned the information and registration desk, and was in charge of the donation "kitty." The luminary committee of Renae Jones,Dbbie, Skt'dlant and Jennie Soucek were there with their"sub corn- y. 60 th Alfred! from your friends at Kitty Rose 302 N. Commercial Ave. Superior, Neb, i i i ii ii i i i Coming to Simic Skating Rink Jam Skater, Tony Zane Friday, March, 11 & Saturday, March 12 Skate and see his style Friday, March 11 & Saturday, March 12 .k(miSS'OW $1 7-10 p.m. Spectators and Jam Skate Clinic skaters Welcome/ Saturday, March 12 2-4 p.m, Get a sneak preview at." Simic Skating Rink 518 East 4th St, Superior Neb., 402-879-4844 mittee" consisting of Katie Soucek, age 4, and Kassi Jones. age 5. Eliza- beth Kierl had the position of head of the registration committee. Herdaugh- ter, Addison, accompanied her, along with Barbara Sprague. Judy and Jerome Carlson, head the survivors committee and have, plans for a survivors' dinner later this year. Casey Snell is the captain of one of the relay teams. Her team members are Bruce Fox, Mary Snell (Casey' s sister) J.D. Snell (her brother), Barbara Snell (her mother), and Kaitlyn Shriner. They haven't decided on a team name yet. Many of the attendees were cancer surwvors, or knew someone who had suffered with cancer. Chuck Blackstone is a survivor. He attended with his wife and caregiver, Kate. He said, "I've still got the drive, I just need somebody to steer." Sylvia Link, Bladen, is an- other survivor. She was diagnosed in 2007 and is still on oral medication. She has the genetic mutation HERZ2. which 25 percent of women share. This mutation means they have a much greater chance of a recurrence of can- cer. A growing youth has a wolf in his belly. Thank You A heartfelt "thank you" to everyone who sent a card for our 50th wedding anniversary. Every card was special to us and greatly appreciited. You made our dav. Merwin & Sharon Jensen Clip and Save Superior Public TransportatiOn Transportation for All Ages Available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to Noon and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. 402-879-4679 50 eachboarding or buy a ticket of 25 rides for $10 ,, Clip and Save U-Name It, U-Claim-It Rummage Sale Saturday, March 19 8 a.m. to Noon Sandy Creek Elementary Gym The intersection of highways 74 &14 Near Fairfield, Nob. You name the's yours! Grab a box, fill it up and make a donation. All proceeds go to Sandy Creek Elementary Clean and gently used items being accepted daily. Contact: Deb Koehler or 402-726-2412 "' | | at the Community Wide . Garage Sales , Superic ,r. Neb. turday, April 30 : : .i.' ' '(. Cleanyourclosets/Clean your basemen# Clean your garage/You sell at the location best for you/ :: : Here,s How To Participate: Register with The Superior Express by noon Saturday, April 23 $6 participating fee and you'll receive printed advertising of your sale the week of thesale and a yard on a stake for placement in your front yard. N When registering, please submit, in 40 words or less, the location date(s) and time(s) of your sale along with a description of the items you are offering.