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,'7 / 2". % J ? Op" io YI YI S . . . Bigger not always better Nuckolls County residents think their Congress- man, Tom Osborne, has a big job traveling and staying in touch with the residents of the Third Congressional District but Jewell County residents will find their representative, Jerry Moran, will soon have abiggerjob. It appears the Sunflower State's Big First District will soon stretch from Nebraska to Oklahoma and Colo- rado to Missouri. That's right Colorado to Missouri. The district has long crossed the state from north to south but now it appears the district will stretch from the northwest to the southeast corners of the state. , The Kansas Senate has approved a redistricting plan that puts much of the state's rural areas in one gigant district. The urban areas of Kansas City, To- peka and Wichita will dominate the state's other three districts. The First District may be rural and it may be agricultural but it will also be diverse and a nightmare to travel. It appears to us the national government's emphasis have equal population in each district is leaving many of our rural residents without representation. Marriage is best for the children On the national level, the Bush Administration has proposed spending 300 million in federal tax dollars to promote healthv marriages. The proposal Is a positive demonstration :i the PreSident's commitment to help strengthen the restitution of marriage and help parents rear their children in a positive environment. Instead of being widely accepted, the proposal has sparked a firestorm of debate. Locally Unified School District 5 has begun a process to evaluate our local school system and formu- late plans for the future. And an organization formed largely by Sandy Creek school patrons is expanding through the unified district and seeking a say in how our schools are operated now and in the future. On the surface it may appear budget concerns are responsible for the school planning but the problem is bigger than the budget. Currently 17 percent of the students enrolled in the unified district's schools qualify for special education and 33 percent tot free or reduced price lunches. Inter- estingly, test scores reveal 17 percent of the district's students have inadequate comprehension skills. Robert Tipton, a district school administrator based at Superior, expects these numbers to continue to increase. No studies have been conducted in our local district defining and identifying "at risk" students. However, studies indicate the best predicators of a school's performance are qualities of the homes from which the students come. Such things as the number of parents at home, quantity and quality of reading matter in the home, the amount of television watched in the home and the amount of homework done all help to determine which youngsters will be placed in the at-risk group. The quality of the homes within Unified District 5 is more important than the size of the district's budget or the number of schools operated by the district. Tipton, said he knew of many families who did not have a family meal time. Meal time has traditionally been a time when the family's ground rules for acceptable conduct were passed on and, as needed, edicts laid down. In Tuesday's Omaha World-Herald Roland War- ren, president of the National Fatherhood Initiative, addresses the question of what living arrangements are best for raising children. Without a doubt, Warren, said his organization's studies have found that children need a father present in the home. He said, "Children who live with their fathers are less likely to be poor, to use drugs, to experience educational, health, emotional and behav- ioral problems, to be victims of child abuse and to engage in criminal behavior than are those who live absent their biological fathers." What living arrangements make it most likely that a child will have an involved responsible, committed father present in the home? One word answers the question. Marriage! It is not enough that a man simply live in the home. Seventy-five percent of the children born to co- habitating parents will see their parents split before the child reaches age 16, compared to about one-third of the children born to married parents. Obviously some children raised in single-parent home become mature, responsible and emotionally stable adults. But they have more obstacles to overcome. We don't know what spending300 million in fed- eras welfare dollars to promote healthy marriages will accomplish but we do know the need is great. We can not afford to have one in five of our children at risk. We must irnmeatel take steps to strengthen the institution of marriage The ture of our youngsters and our country is riding on the action or lack of action we take today. Country Roads It seems the older we get, the more forgetful we become--or have we always been dmt way? Older people blmc their forgetfulness on their age. When they can't think of a ,nee tamiliar name and it comes to them the next day--or they lose their glasses and search for hours until finally finding them close by, they blame it on their age. Yet forgetfulness may not have anything to do with "old age." Middleagers trying to remember something, roll their eyes in despair and say, "I must be having one of my senior moments." Is it a senior moment or is the mind just preparing us for what lies ahead? It couldn't be because we work at a job, take in the activities of children and grandchildren, keep up with church and social happenings...are the cause of our forgetfulness? Even during our 20s, in the peak of the young mothering age, it seemed hard to remember. Did I cover up the baby, when I tucked him in? Where did I put that pair of jeans I was going to mend? When was that doctor's appointment? By Gloria Garman-Sehlaefli In our high school years there should have been no excuse for being forgetful. But my mind was on other things. How else can I explain the test paper left at home; the errand I was supposed to run for mother before returning home from a friend's house that didn't get done; the room that was supposed to be cleaned before the weekend that was forgotten and still a mess on Saturday? Even in our childhood we were forgetful. Who hasn't left chores only partially complete, lost report card, and forgot where they left their Teddy bear? Forgetfulness is sometimes a convenience, but I know it can become exasperating. I chalk it up to having too much on my mind. But the experts say that later in life, if the mind isn't exercised, it could lead to forgetfulness. There are vitamins to take, games to play and even classes to improve our ability to remember. But I remember hearing another who couldn't remember a moment in time say, "It must not have been worth remembering anyway." That will work for me! EO..or's .o.oboo, By Bill Blauvelt ') I withstood the temptation to attend a printing equipment auction held Friday in Des Moines, Iowa, but I didn't do so well with the garage sales held in Superior. With good cause Rite has been insisting neither of us attend another auction until we have worked through our past purchases but she hasn't said a thing about garage sales. That's good for with anticipation we both awoke early Saturday. I was looking for tools and she was looking for dishes and exercise equipment. With 53 sale locations in Superior that day, we found a quantity of all items on our lists. Though rain drops were falling and there were numerous lighming flashes and thunder claps, by 6 a.m. the volume of traffic indicated area residents weren't going to let the weather keep them from the bargains. Rite and I try not to visit a sale location before the advertised time but it isn't unusual for potential customers to start arriving 30 minutes to an hour ahead of the announced time. With rain in the forecast, many sale locations-were moved from planned locations in the front yard to garages. At one of the locations, the first shoppers turned into the f drivwJly at 6:30. The hosts had been in their garage working and went into the house for rest and coffee before the adv,tised 7:30 starting time. Immediately after the kitchen lights csme on, they heard a car braking hard. They looked out to see the vehicle backing up. To accommodate the shoppers they opened their door and the sale was on, By 7:30 the rain had changed to mist and the town wasfilling fast. It was a day to make memories. While observing sale shoppers, I concluded the wetter ones were the earlier shoppers. Most of the half-inch or more of moisture which fell Saturday did so'before 7 a.m. At one sale, I observed a shopper with cell phone to her ear pacing near the curb. I assumed she was consulting with an absent family member about a "found treasure." Another reported on her pricing policy. She explained, "I didn't take time to price any of my items. I want to be rid of everything so I just encourage my customers to make an offer. They Itnow I want to sell it and I accept whatever they offer. Sometimes it is less than I want but other times it is more. Experience has shown I come out okay, I didn't have to price the items and I sell more." , At one location Rite was debating about which box to buy. Both were marked $1. Indecision was solved when the seller offered both boxes for a dollar. In the deal came a few items we didn't want but two boxes for a dollar was a good deal. One sale was so large we went back three times. The first time we were together but it was dark and we couldn't see well. We bought the advertised dishes we went after and left. Later in the morning BAtaretumed and in better light not only found several spoons she was interested in, but she sent me bak. That trip I bought several wrenches. We returned to two other locations after talking and thinking about applications for items we had noticed but in both cases another buyer beat us to the wanted item. I left my cheek book at one location but wasn't surprised to find the operator of the sale was holding it for me. Even tl person who lost a $20 bill was able to retrace her steps a,dfind the missing money, Ritawaslistening as she explained how much money she left home with that morning, where she had gone and what she had boaghu Withsadness in her voice, she explained by about 8:30 she was shortS20, Her worry was wasmd. Her missing money had been found and was waiting for herto return to one of the first sales she visited. Rita and I didn't visit all 53 sale locations but we did make purchases at 10 locations. Next year we had better consider holding our own sale. qhe Superior ._ Express Nebraska Press Association u S u s s a Superior Publishing Company, Inc. D  148 East Third Street, PO Box 408, Superior, Nebrsska 68978 PRIZE WINNING . , www.superlome.gofrl NA T/ONAL NEWSPAPER E-mall supedorexprus@ allteLnei Subscription rates." $18 per year or three years for $48 payable In advance in Nebraska. Ksnses $I year or three years for $50.83 (includes sales tax) Other states $25 per year or three year From the files of The Superior Express... .... Seventy Years Ago Lady Vestey, London, has added $490 to the student loan fund of Kitkihaki Chapter, Daugh- ters of the American Revolution, boosting the amount to $ I, 190 the largest of any such fund in the state. Mayor J. M. Silver has ap- pointed Willis Winebar fire chief for the coming year. A list of 50 Superior volunteer firemen was approved by the council. Philip Henderson and Daniel Shank, Superior, and Gordon Colbom and Hazel Powell, Hardy, were honored for high school scholarship at the University of Nebraska at an honors convoca- tion. Fifty Years Ago Pfc. Leonard Wortman was injured in Korea. He was hauling food and the truck ran over a land mine. A marriage license was issued to Waldean Jensen and Twilla Fletcher. Neighbors and friends picked and shelled 40 acres of corn for Orville Dull Saturday. Dinner was served at the Ralph Meyer farm by the Fairview Club. New officers of the Superior Firemen's Auxiliary are Cleo Wittlake, Christine Carlson, Phyllis Peterson and Lethe Heitz. Mr. and Mrs. Marwyn Vieselmeyer are building a new home just north of the Webman home on north Idaho Street. Mrs. Joseph Beckius will go to Yokohama, Japan to join her hus- band who is stationed there. A40-foot addition is being built on the rear of the Chard Drug Store. Forty Years Ago Superior's new Masonic Temple was formally dedicated Monday evening with a grand master and grand marshall from Lincoln and Keamey assisting Carl Hull and other members of the local lodge. Guide Rock's new post office building will be dedicated Sun- day. Anita Langer was presented with the Home Extension Club $100 scholarship. Runner-up was Yvonne Schultz. Two more rural school dis- tricts will consolidate with other districts of the county. District 27, four miles north of Nelson, will be part of the Nelson district and Districts 46, four miles north of Hardy, will be a part of Hardy. Thirty Years Ago Superior High students walked at least part of the way to school Monday, Earth Day. A few drove most of the way and walked the last portion. Rick Alexander and Monica Braun rode a bicycle built for two to school. Lightning is blamed for the fire that destroyed the Hebron hotel and took the life of Emil Hillman, one of it's residents. Scott Cramer, former Hardy boy, will be executive director of the National Alliance of Busi- nessmen for the Chicago area. Jan Karmazin, Cindy Oltman, Susie Deuel and Sharon Gariepy were among 13 Superior High School students who voluntarily gave their study hall time to work with the clients at Mid Nebraska Vocational Service Center. Twenty Years Ago Dr. Claude T. Mason was one of 10 general practitioners hon- ored for 50 years of service by the Nebraska Medical Association. Scott Ordich, senior at Supe- rior High School has accepted an appointment to the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. Dr. Rose Faiths is leaving af- ter a year serving the residents of the Superior area. The Superior High School dra- maffc department presented "Winnie-the-Pooh". Ten Years Ago Scott Pumphrey, 4, was re- ported missing from his farm home north of Mankato. He was found an hour later in a dog house at a neighbor's farm. Mr. and Mrs. Andy Montgom- ery have returned from a three week's visit with Capt. and Mrs. Scott Thompson and three chii- Area Church United Methodist Churches Schedules for Sunday Sghools and Wor"Malp Service Mankato Harmony: Worship, 11 a.m. Sun. Sch:, 9:45 a.m, Ionia: Worship, 9:30 a.m. Sun. Sch., 10:30 a.m. Odessa: Worship, 8:15 a.m. Sun, 5oh,, 9:30 a.m. Eden: Worship, 9:30 a.m. Sun. Sch., 9:30 a.m. Burr Oak: Worship, 11 a.m. Evangelical Lutheran Church 201 South Center Mankato, Kan. Church 785-378-3308 Res. 785-378-3766  Steve Little, Pastor !',"i !!! Sunday ' Worship .................. 9:00 a.m. Sunday School. ...... 10:30 a.m. Webber United Methodist Church _ Webber, Kan. Office 785.Sl-2S4 Res. 785-361-2070 Sunday Worship ................... 9:30 a.m. Sunday School ...... 10:30 a.m. Pastor Joyce Beam dren in Funeral trude Warren, ton Crary Tom grain Elevator. Two area Bernard, Thompson, nominated and selected to l 1 's Golden ners for 1997. Marilyn daughter, with the Bethany rio Society, were sas singers to Hall in New Ray open in the new since the fire a Susan Christensen have returned flora a on a Saw Women of the The Farmers Bank donated the Nuckolls FFA moving. Chrisl Churc Mank I183. Corn MankatO, 785-378- Sunday School .. Morning Worshi Thaddeus d, Hit/ 785-378" iiii i i i First Baptist Jewell County Calvary Bible .. Nortll Church Catholic Churches Evangellc Free Ch--h99 W. Pearl, Jewell, ..  CFI Sacred Heart, Esbon  7se.42s-ss4o E. Hwy 36 Mankato Saturday on first, third and F 785-378-3655 fifth weekend ............... 6:30 p.m. Wayne Felgal, Pastor tt ti Phone 78 Sunday on second and kg' Located eight tnl Sunday School ............... 10 a.m. fourth weekend ............... 10 a.m. Wednesday Burr Oak and tw Worship ......................... 11 a.m. St. Theresa Wednesday Bible Study 320 N. Commercial, Mankato ......................................... 7 p.m. 785-378-3939 Neolin Taylor, Pastor Sunday ................................ 8 a.m. " Fr. Allen Scheer, Pastor ii Olive Hill Church Located live miles south and two miles west of Superior Phone 402-879-3676 Sunday Sunday School .... 9:30 a.m. Worship ............ 10:30 a,m. Lester Snyder, Pastor Proc lalmlng Christ Since 1876 i First Community Church Oak, Neb. Phone 402-225-2284 Centennial Lutheran Church (Mtssourt Synod) 81158 N. Dekota Street, Superior, Neb. Phone 402-879-3137 Saturday Worship .......................... 6:30 p.m. Sunday Worship Service ..................... 9 a.m. Sunday School-Bible Class ............................... 10 a.m. Paul Albrecht, Pastor Worship w{th t ola lhe broadcast each Sunday on KRFS Radta Please caU for addlttmal worship and Bble study opportunLtes. . Church Of The Nazarene 740 E. Seventh Office Phone 402-879-4391 Sunday Sunday Sunday School ........ 9:30 a,m, Sunday School .............. 9 a.m, Morning Service.. 10:45 a,m. Morning Worship l0 a,m Evening Service ............ 6 p.m. Sunday Prayer Wedne,ulay Prayer Meeting, Children's Mlntstry Meeting ................ 6:00 p.m and Youth Group MeeUng... 7 p.m. Jim Dresser, Pastor Denis Payne, Pastor Bible Centered Transportation and Nursery NondenomlnaUonal ,. , Salem Lutheran Church tEC Highway 14 North, Superlor, Neb. Sunday Sunday School ..... 9:30 a.m. Worship ............. 10:45 a.m. Rev. Daniel Hays First Presbyterian Church Sixth and N. Central 8uperi0r, Neb. Phone 402-879-3733 Sunday School ........... 9:15 a.m. Fellowship Coffee ..,.. 10:30 a.m. Worship ........................ I I a.m. Youth Group ............. 7 p.m, Sunday Sunday School ..... 9:30 a,m. Sunday Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Family Bible Hour ..... 7 p,m. /lhltated with the E'allcal Free Church o Church of Christ 564 E. Fourth Street Super/or, Neb. Wednesday Evening Youth and Adult Bible Study 7 p.m. Sunday WorShip Service ............. 9 a.m. Sunday School ........ 10:15 a.m. Evening Service ......... 6:30 p.m. A lot ofkneellng keeps you in good staring with God. Little Blue Christian Fellowship Old Pleasant View School 7 tulles No. of Nelson Sunday Worship Servlce ............ I0 a,m. Wednesday Adult Bible Study .............. 7 p.m. Children's Bible Study ...... 7 p.m. Friday Morning Prayer .......... 6:30 a.m. Pastor and Mrs. David Sellers l Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ST. PAUL LUTHERAN Hardy, Neb. Phone 402-279-3205 or 402-236*8825 s=nd= Sunday School ..... Worship ................ Joe Vance, Grace super 423 i. Fifth gtleet, ot11 41 Grace Place Children's Club ......... S'UI Sunday School .......... Morning Worsl'dp ....... Prayer Tlme ............... Cath0 Church SI st. Josel 's Superlor. Rectory Phone 40t ac Daffy Masses ..... Saturday ........... Sunday .............. Nelson-SundaY "' Father phlllP , ( Pastor L Sunday Worship ........... 9 a.m. as =  Lutheran Vespers. KRb'$, 7:30 Gum. Rex,. Mark Dtehl, , Sunday School and Fellowship Hour ...... 10 a.m. Church at StudY Hay Communion. first and th/n/ Pastor Rev. Howard Schroeder ' Worship......., Living Faith Our Redeemer United  Jewels Trl Fellowship I Lutheran Church Methodist Metl00oe Word of hith Chuh I @! sts .. cn;..v t.st4 Evaageilcal Lutheran Church Montrol Worship Service ............ 10:30 a.m. Church In America 448 N. Kanm Street Mete, rl Evenlng Servloe ................... 5 p.m. 5015 N. Kansas ' Superior, Neb. ' Terry Ma (except 4th and 5th Sundays) Superior, Neb. " Jewqll l w,,,y Sunday Sunday Service Sunday School ........... ChrlsUan Deveiopmmat Nlght Mornlng Worship 8:30 a.m. Morning ors, hJP.'"" Adults and Children .......... 7 p,m. Sunday School ..... 9:45 a.0a. Church School ..... 9:30 a.m. Kids for Chri . Rock Solid Youth Group ...... 7p.m. . Wed.nesday.o"  Radio Program, lflRlS AM Worship ............. 10:45 a.m. Sunday Momlng .......... 8:30 a:m. Rev. Daniel Hays Momin WorshiP"'"i Patsy Buse, Pastor . Rev. Do .rthea Fairbanks Fellowship Ho