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is the high school and college members g class are receiving diplomas. It is a time for the students. A way of life is the students may stay in their home or they may continue in school, life will be quite the same after they obtain the diploma is of a diploma signifies the successful at- major milestone but it does not mean the the learning process. Learning is something ghout our lives. We live in a time. We must never smugly con- our education. recent days a retired laborer more than 80 years PUrchased a box of computer disks from this supply department. He explained he process of learning how to operate a com- af his very realistic expectations of what he expected the computer would help him with. He was certain of his ability to master the machine and we expect he will. The computer is only one of many developments which has changed life for the Class of 1993 The changes being brought by technology are open- hag opportunities for our graduates and many of those opportunities are in the small communities they cur- rently call home. No longer mfist our graduates leave our small towns and travel to a big city in search of opportunity. For those willing to test the unknown and risk failure, opportunities exist right here. As our graduates receive their diplomas, we chal- lenge them to seek additional education and explore opportunities offered in other communities with the goal of finding ideas they can bring home Their foundation has been laid here, now it is time for them to begin construction of the rest of their lives. , said Aurora's economic-development Lg fruit with the addition of 100 jobs the population of Aurora was not houses were not being built. told an Omaha World-Herald reporter, "All take more numbers to work." The prob- a lack of affordable housing for new workers. dateline was Aurora and the reporter focused to larger cities, When work is available, we expect 3b [ems being faced by that community but the they will return. But home financing is a more serious is One many rural communities will face in problem. toward economic stability---a shortage of Regulators are discouraging home loans in rural areas. In some areas the problem is so serious commu- vice president of the Hamilton Tele- nity fund drives are underway in an effort to raise were concerned. WOuld be delighted if each year our economic efforts secured half the number of new hed in Hamilton County but we fear would be even more severe. the construction of new houses all but in this area. We have been removing dilapi- and more needs to be removed but we those houses. money for mortgage pools. In Aurora donations have funded a nonprofit hous- ing development corporation which has financed con- struction of 14 three-bedroom homes in the last three years. A similar program at Schuyler has resulted in the construction of two apartmem complexes with a total of 36 units. A survey of Superior's housing needs predicts additional housing will be needed within five years. If rural America is to prosper, a way must be found to fund the construction of additional affordable hous- ing. r The pRIZE WINI ING NEWSPAPER ~Nebruka Press A~ociation Superior 3B MI Ilknuvelt, @td~Ml, r 93~____~ Anniversan/"< Pt/oltshe