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Coum;rv Roads By Gloria Garman-Schlaefli The country air is filled with the fragrance of the lilacs, blooms today. Every time I walk by the Next to the wild roses and peonies, my favorite bloom is the and smell the fragrance. But you,really lilac. Being a farm girl it doesn't take much to please in the be close to a blooming lilac bush to en line of flowers. Just give me a pasture filled with wild Theirfragrancefillstheyard.Ifabouqui flowers; roadsides showcased with the pink wild-roses, and house, the fragrance fills the rooms. the yards filled with peonies and the lilac bushes. Louisa May Alcott, the famous autht ,r. used them in one Lilac bushes come from sturdy stock, no high maline- of her book titles. "Under The Lilac "" The poet. Walt nance like tearoses are which have to be'covered during the Whitman wrote a poem in ] 865. "Whel Lilacs Last In The winter blast of cold temperatures, or sprayed for invading Dooryard Bloom'd.". Part of this pool reflects. "In the insects. The lilac bushes even grow well in poor soil. They dooryard torting an old farm-house ne r the white wash'd grow in well maintained yard and vacated farmsteads. They palings, stands the lilac bush tall growinl with heart shaped bloom wherever they are. They seem to do their best when leaves of rich green. Wih many a pom ed blossom rising ignored, always faithfully rewarding us with their lovely delicate with' perfume strong I love. ith every leaf a blossoms and that one of a kind fragrance. That lilac miracle..and from this bush hi the door/ard, with delicate fragrance has been imitated in candles, room spray, soaps, color'd blossoms and heart shaped lea es of rich green, a powders and even in perfumes. There are lilac scented draw spring with its flower  break. Written by a man after my liners and sachets. The lilac color has been duplicated in nail own heart. polish, material design, ink and paint. Seldoln do these Farmers even appreciate these flow(ring bushes. They rewarding shrubs need to be watered. The brush widens i.f are sometimes plantext to provide wind protection for the ignoredandiftrimmedclearback, it returns with even more farmhouse farm buildings and livestoc pens. In.Montana powerful blooms. These bushes can last for 50 to 100 years, farmers and ranchers knt, w the first cttting of alfalfa is There are 25 species of lilacs in 1.000 varieties. Some are ready to be put duwn. one month after tlte common purple double bloomers, some have been developed to grow in the lilac starts to llower. Gardeners lind thaivhen lilac's bloom warmer climates. The common lilacs bloom in.n|y favorite it is warm enough to plant tomato anti pepper plants and color lavender, but the blooms can also come from the lilac tender annuals, l'he corn lhrmer has lea "ned that when the bushes in a deep purple, white with purple edges, a pure leaves front the lilac bushes are 1 1/2"1o Ig it's a good time White, pin k. and even in yellow. I have never seen a yellow to plant corn lilac bloom but I imagme it would be pretty. Someday ! tcpe to visit Hulda Klage r's Lilac Gardens The lilac bushes came to America from Europe and Asia north of Vancover. Wash. There they col ebrate Lilac Days with the earliest settlers. They were easy to grow and from April 21 through Mother's Day. Taey select a Lilac because of their hardiness, they were perfect for the pio- Queen and hold a Mother" ; Day Tea in the middle of the hoers to take from their old homes and plant at their new lilac garden. homes. I imagine the pioneer woman, seeking to bring some Maybe rn low: of lilacs began as a child. I can remember' of home with them as they came to the prairie lands, the largc row of li!ac bushes that grew near the drive way to bringing the starts. They planted the starts and the lilacs our house whcrc we iived at flint rime. on the south side of survived. These early day lilac bushes have been trans- Stockton. It was in these lilac bushes my ister and I would planted again and again, play as they provde:l shade in the sumner, and we could About every farmstead has lilac bushes Even aban- hide out there when we got into trouble.tThe lilac blooms doned farmstead are marked by the sturdy lilac bushes with were picked and used to fill the May Da baskets we gave their tall branches growing next to a house that is slowly the neighbors. deteriorating. Fake time to enjoy the lilac bk)ssoms as they will not last I have dug starts at an abandoned farmstead in one ofm y long. Yet. we can be assured when tim blossoms are gone pastures. The lilac bush started thal way is bursting with they will return again next spring. Local firemen were honored at the annual Firemen's Banquet held ait[/e-VFW on Saturday. Back Rempe (five years),T. J. Morris (10 years), Steve Martin (10 years), Ferry Lemke (15 years), Ton Fenimore (30 years), Scott Nondorf (fireman of the year) and Vaughn Bergen (20 years). M&R PURINA Bookkeeping and Tax Service 454 N. Bloom Street P.O. Box 424 Superior, Nob. 68978 402-879-4764 mrbkkeeping@ Marilyn Peterson Quality Brand Feed and Su Coming soon to Superior! For all your livestock & Pet Feed Needs! Store will be located at: 1121 E. Third St., Superior, Nob. Cive us a call to see whot we ca. &for you/ Tracy and John Quackenbush 402-8795781 Obituaries 9ush. I have to stop don't have to even Charles Carter oy their fragrance. Charles Wayne "Charlie" Carter, t is brought into the , 78. the son of Harold and Mary ILaw- less), Carter, was born on Nov. 29. 1931 at Palisade. Neb. He died on April 20, at the Memorial Hospi- tal, in Aurora. Nob.. Charlie gradu- ated from S uperior High School with the Class of 1949. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Superior. He was united in marriage to Norena Grimm on Jan. 28.1954. at Concordia. Kan. He served his country in the United States Navv and was stationed in San Diego. Calif. After the service, he was employed at Ideal Cement:Plant in Superior. as a repmrman for 35 1/2 years. He also was owr|er and operator ofCharlie' s Bait and Tackle in Webber. Kan.. for 26 years. He eptered the Harvard Rest Haven in March of 2010. Charlie loved to fish and hunt. His hobby was his gardening. He enjoyed wsiting with friends and customers who came to the shop. He took pride in teaching his grandkids to count change, and he so enjoyed just spending time with them and also his great grandkids. He was a member of the American Legion, and was a lifetime member of the VFW .all of Superior. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife Norena Brian Lueking (rookie of theyear), Travis r (15 years), front row :. Elmer Remoe (50 years), Mike of Harvard, Neb,; sons: Kenneth,, Hastings: Nob.: Ronald, Laurel, Md., James and Greg, Superior; 14 grand- children: Tristan Carter, Brittany Tellez. Kaitlyn Carter. Jessica Valadez, Justin Carter. Patrick Carter. Chris Carter. April Carter, Benjamin Carter. Branden Carter. Matthew Carter, Kristina Carter. Mackayla Carter, and Acen a Carter: six great-grandchildren: and one sister. Ruth Malsbury of Au- rora. Nob. Services were held on Tuesday, at 2:00 p.m. from the Megrue-Price Fu- neral Home with Pastor Jim Stark offi- ciating. Pallbearers were Justin Carter, Patrick Carter, Chris Carter. Tristan Carter, Branden Carter, Ben Carter and Matthew Carter. Honorary pallbearers were Dwayne Bosdeman. Jim Rust. Dan Scott. Don Aksamit and Ron Schott. Interment with full military rites was in the Webber Cemetery at Webber. Kan Ried Neve RiedNeve, 83, St Joseph,Mo., was born July 29.1926 in Beresford, S.D., to Anders V. and Dora L. Nova. He died Thursday, .March 11 at LaVerna Village in Savannah. Mo. He raduated from Dana College and Trinity Seminary in Blair. Ried served in the United States Navy and was a parish pastor and chaplain in Nebraska. Iowa and Colorado. Ried married Eunice E. Petersen on June 2, 1948 in Ruskin. Following his retire- ment he served as an interim and visit- ing pastor and was a fundraiser with Habitat tbr Humanity. Ried was an active member of Lord of Love Luth- eran Church and a member of their brass ensemble. Omaha. and a mem- ber of the First Lutheran Church, St. Joseph. He was preceded id death by his parents, three brothers Aster, Paul and Alton Nova and two sisters, Marlyn Nyegaard and Ruth Petajan. He is survived by his wife Eunice, St. Joseph, Mo.. four daughters Mrs. Jim Pierce (Juel), St. Joseph, Mo., Mrs. Dave McWhi rter (Deb), Allison, Iowa, Mrs. Jack Tinne] (Pat), Kansas City, Mo.. Mrs. Charles Hettinger, (Susan) Westminster_ Colo.: seven grandchil- dren. Sarah Pierce. Matt Tinnel, Eliza- beth Pierce. Nick Tinne], Ross McWhirter. Dana and Lisa Hettinger; three great grandchildren, Nicholas Pierce, Madelyn McWhirter, John Jack Tinnel and one brother. Lloyd Nero, Blair. Inurnm ent was in the Spring Creek Cemetery, Ruskin. Megrue-Price Fu- neral Home was in charge of the local arrangements. Public Notices Continued from page 6 the local disaster declai'ation. Corman. Brown and Combs all voted aye, 0 2 voted nay. Motion carried. Wehrman also presented od7 er sup- porting documents regarding the se- vere winter snow storm of Dec. 22, 2009 to Jan. 8. 2010 for approval A motion was made by Brown and sec- onded by Combs to authorize Chair- man Corman to sign the ietter to the Nebraska Emergency, Management Agency appointing Von Wehrman as the authorized representative for IDIV Clerk of the District Court May 11, 2010 Information Son of Mike & Trish , Principal Financial Honeycutt Group. Underwriter Grew up in Nuckolls . HSBC Bank. County operations analyst Graduated from Central National Bank Nelson High School funding clerk Married Nancy Hess of Superior Education Current resident of ' Southeast Community Nelson Jl College. science Oral Roberts Work History University, business Meat & Animal Research Center. intern Volunteer Experience Anti-drug youth programs Nursing home ministry Head Start GED tutor Head Start teacher's Aide Community Outreach administration * Active church member / Rhema Bible College,  This ad paid/or ] Supportive Ministry  by Royce Conzales I Thursday, April29,2010 THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 7A Elmer Rempe (left) received a certificate of appreciation from John Felg one, State Fire Marshall, at the Firemen's Banquet held at the VFW in Supedor Saturday evening. Rempe was honored for his 50 years of service on the Superior Volunteer Fire Department. Nuckolls County for the federally de- clared disaster #1878. Corman, Brown and Combs all voted aye. 0 voted nay. Motion carried, Wehrman reported that he and Gary Warren met With FEMA this a.m. to discuss the disaster snow storm 0fDe; cember 2009-January 2010. A motion was made by Corman and seconded by Combs to approve Amendment No. 3 to the Nuckolls County Employee Benefit Plan for medical and dental insurance thru Meritain Health. Corman, Brown and Combs all voted aye, 0 voted nay. Motion carried. Amendment No. 3 be- came effective January 1. 2010 to amend the plan to extend coverage to a dependent child to age 30 with excep- tions. The tbllowing salary claims were approved: General fund salaries:S31,635.18: road fund salaries:S38,416.04; civil defense salary: $2,133.33:911 fund salary: $400.00. There being no further business, the meeting was recessed at 11:47 a.m until April 26, 2010. Danny K. Corman, chairman By: Jackie L. Kassebaum County Clerk 17- I c Firefighters hold annual banquet The Superior Volunteer Fire De- partment held its annual Firemen's Banquet at the VFW in Superior on Salurday. President Kenneth Rempe welcomed active members, their spouses', honorary members, guests, and members of the Superior Volun- teer Rescue Squad. two new members. Nathan Johnson and Kendall Fleming. Officers of the Superior Volunteer Fire Department include: Todd Kroeger (chief), Barney Freitag l assis- rant chief), Kenneth Rempe (president), Kirk Young (vice president), Jim Smith (secretary) and Elmer Rempe (trea- surer). Trustees include Mike Fenimore. John Rogers and Tom Johnson. Captains include John Rogers and T. J. Morris. Scott Nom!orf and Travis Rempe serve as lieutenants and safety officers are Terry Lemke and Dick Schwieger. EMT officers for 2010-2011 are Carrie Lemke. captain. Becky Caldwell. lieutenant. Brenda Combs, president. Carnie Kroeger, vice pres- dent and Jon Paddock. secretary-trea- surer. Rempe honored by state fire marshall In the year Elmer Rempe began volunteering with the Superior Fire Department. John F. Ken nedy and Ri- chard Nixon were in the first ever tele- vised presidential debate. Hawaii be- came the 50th state and a rock group called The Beatles formed, Rempe was honored on Saturday, eveningat the Firemen's Banquet, held at the VFW in S aperior. John Felgioneo Nebraska State Fire Marshall. awarded Rempe a certificate of appreciation for his 50 years of service with the Supe- rior Volunteer Fife Department. Just 26 years old when he started Rempe said it was his position at the .= post office which led him to join the department. "There were five firemen in the pose office when I started, so I guess they were part of the reason 1 volunteered," Rempe said. "Back tbeg Receiving awards for their years of the limit for firemen in the departmen service were Elmer Rempe (50 years), was 50. A lot of ti rues we'd have more Jim Fenimore (30 years), Vaughn that wanted to volunteer, so there was Baren (20 years), Terry, Lemke and a vote to fill open spots." Tony Studer (15 years), T. J. Morris "We just had one pumper truct and SteveMartin(10years)andTravis then. 1948 American La France. I've Rempe (5 years), seen the equip nent and training im Elmer Rempe was also honored by proveso muc 1 over the years," Remp the Nebraska State Fire Marshall's (t "- ' :said. We used to follow the fires set ffdeTor his. years of service, and pre- along the railroad tracks on the North- sented a certificate of appreciation by western line with wet gunney sack s to " John Feglione, Nebraska State Fire put them out." Marshall. DonaldMeyeralsoreceived Rempe, who currently holds th acertificate of appreciation for53 years office of treasurer of the Superior VoP of service, unteer Fire Department. said it's the Scott Nondorf was recognized as mix of people and ages he likes about FiremanoftheYearandBrianLueking volunteering. "It's ever one fro , was named Rookie Firefighter of the to, well, m,, a - " #Y ....... l,n,2! zear. The department also welcomed good mix (t u;s t- .... v,- a,u. Jt s a Susan Rogers Republican for NUCKOLLS COUNTY ASSESSOR Your vote on May 11, 2010 will be greatly appreciated/ This advertisement paid for by Susan Rogers Pick up some .cold cash. When we pick up your old fridge. Everyone likes getting their hands on a little cold cash. And one of the best ways to do it is to recycle your old/ridge or freezer. You'll get a $35 incentive,, and you'll save up to $100 a year in lower energy costs. We'll even haul your old unit away free of charge. 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