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Opinions eee Load management is a no brainer It should not be needed but members of the Superior City Council are currently considering adoption of an ordinance which will require all new air conditioners be equipped with a load management control device at the time of installation. Last year the city utility department offered to install the devices at no charge and to waive the customer service charge during the hotest three months of the summer. Depending upon customer class the waiving of the customer service charge can mean as much as a $75 reduction in the monthly utility bill. And if enough customers chose to allow installation of the load management controls, the year around electrical rate paid by Superior electric customers potentially will be reduced. Currently each month the city must agree to purchase 54 percent of the peak amount of power purchased in the prior 12 months. Frequently, the utility department is paying for power it never uses. These costs are passed along to the utility's customers in the former of higher energy rates. But with the load management system, the city's computers are able to monitor the amount of electricity being consumed and insure not all air conditioner compressors are running at the same time. In normal opc:don, a properly-sized air conditioner com- Sen. Schrock leads sportsmen's caucus ---This legislative session, a with the foundation to discuss group of sportsmen, sportswomen and senators joined together to form the Nebraska Unicameral Sportsmen's Caucus and Founda- tion. The purpose of this organi- zation is to give sportsmen and women a central outlet for voic- ing concerns or ideas to their state senators. The caucus and founda- tion are separate, but work to- gether to protect hunting, fishing and other related outdoor activi- ties in Nebraska. The Caucus is modeled after the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC). Their goal is to coordinate organizations in every state, giving states the motivation to pass legislation ensuring the traditional rights of American citi- zens to hunt, fish and enjoy re- lated outdoor activities. Surpris- ingly, there are only a handful of state organizations that promote these efforts, so we can be a model and for encouraging the expan- sion of spertsmen's caucuses throughout the rest of the country. The caucus will be led by a senatorial chair, vice-chair, sec- retary and treasurer, who will work issues pertaining to outdoor ac- tivities in Nebraska. The Sportsmen's Foundation in- volves many organizations in this state to keep dialogue with legis- lators. A nine member board of directors guides the foundation and helps educate the public on the issues of importance to the sportsmen and women of Ne- braska. In addition, the foundation will work to monitor and report the efforts of legislative activi- ties that pertain to hunting, fish- ing and other related outdoor activities. Just as the Congres- sional Foundation does in Wash- ington D.C., the state foundationfs role is to serve as the eyes and ears of the caucus, as well as, the conduit to coordi- nate meetings and efforts with other organizations in communi- ties across Nebraska. If you have comments, ques- tions or would like to be a part of the Unicameral Sportsmenfs Caucus, contact Senator Schrock's office in Lincoln. Timely Warning You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by- worrying about the future. ---Sac City, Iowa Sun presser cycles off and on through out the day. With load manage- ment those cycles are managed so that not more than two thirds of the units are running at the same time. On a hot summer's afternoon when power consumption is nearing 6peak, the management system activates and cycles the compressors to insure only a portion are running at the same time. It is anticipated a homeowner's compressor would not be offmore than 10 minutes per hour. We were among the 95 percent of the community residents who didn't have an operational load management system last summer. Of the 5 percent who did, most did not notice the system's operation. Rather than requiring load management equipment be in- cluded in all new installations, let's show the city utility depart- ment that we know a good thing when we see it. Let's voluntarily have load management software installed. Last year when we tried to sign up for the service, the city office staff was not yet ready to take our application. They are ready now and before the week is out we plan to register. With the responsibility for seven air conditioners, we consider it wise to save $200 on our utility bill. IIIII I I1 IIl l I I I Letters To The Editor IIII III I I I Editor: Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching and what memories that brings with it! This year's handbook of activities indicates the Victorian Festival is sure to be anotber success. We have been watching with great interest the .planning and ideas which are go- mg into the festival. We are ex- cited the committee is bringing new attractions to the Victorian Capital so visitors will remember their weekend in Superior as an extra special. Lew and Pamela Hunter and Bey Beavers occasionally call to share with us the good news of the upcoming festival. We are grate- ful to these special friends and others who actively participate and offer their homes and talents for the betterment of Superior. We realize that without the unselfish donation of time and energy this festival would be impossible to continue. Memories of our friends and their dedication to making Supe- rior a better place to live will be forever etched in our minds. Even in our new surroundings we re :both active in the local chamber of commerce. ii iii We look forward to reading about the excellent results of all your hard work. Congratulations on another outstanding job of com- munity effort! Dave and Bev Autrey Surprise, Ariz. Editor: The Nifty Thrifty volunteers appreciate those who donates items, work during store hours and helps in other ways. We have had questions about donations from the community- wide garage sales. We do take those donations; we just cannot handle all of the items on the day of the saleS. We need tube able to refuse donations when the items are not saleable. Please realize when someone tells you we have refused a donation, it was some- thing we could not sell or was not in good condition. We then must dispose of these items at our ex- pense. We have been open for almost 11 years and during that time we have been able to give the hospi- tal a large amount of money that has been used to purchase needed equ'ipment for patient care. Nifty Thrifty Country Roads I was determined to make a special dessert for the Mother's Day dinner my husband and I were hosting. It became challenge to me, After several good cooks told me how hard the dessert was to make their failed endeawrs, it became a challenge. How hard could it be to make a ho,cmade burnt sugar cake and frosting? For me the legend of burnt sugar cake started years ago when my friend frequently made a cake I always considered to be delicious. I asked her to share her recipe and she confessed that to achieve the old-fashioned delicacy one must first "burn" the sugar. She said she would never tackle that and thus had an older, more experienced cook in her church, "burn" the sugar for her. The burnt sugar would be put in ajar and used when she made the cake and frosting. "I tried it and I just couldn't get it to turn out," confessed my friend. I didn't understand how hard could it be to "burn" sugar? While learning to cook, ! managed to burn many things. It shouldn't be that hard to do--or would it? My friend was such a good cook and baker...why did she shy away from burning sugar? Recently I was preparing for a Jewell County Pioneer Family story for this newspaper. Among the family recipes was one for a burnt sugar cake and frosting, It sounded simple, but a co-worker, warned me about trying it. "My mother always used to make it, but I have tried and ljmt:can't get the sugar to burn right," she said. The gauntlet had been thrown and I was prepared to accept the challenge. Perhaps, I was just trying to impress my new husband with my baking ability or maybe I was just going to see ifI could rtlly do it, but Friday I purchased the necessary ingredients mad Friday night I set out to "burn" the sugar. The recil called for the burning to go on in an iron skillet but I did not have. My co-worker loaned me a skillet and said, "If you have good luck, I'll have you bum me some.'" The pressure was on for I told my mother-in-law I was making a burnt sugar cake. I had to follow through. There was no turning back. By Gloria Garman-Schlaefli Questions and doubts filled my mind as I poured the sugar into the skillet and placed in on the burner. What if it flopped and I was not able to serve it Sunday? I stirred and stirred the sugar, and kept my eyes on the clock--then I gasped as I saw the sugar crystallize and harden into small chunks. Did I do something wrong? I kept stirring until I was ready to give up, the crystals blended into the already melted sugar and the material in the skillet turned bronzed brown color. It continued to cook and I continued to stir. The recipe said to cook until it reached the "soft ball" stage. I remembered high school home-economics class and kept testing the liquid. It seemed done, but as I tasted it, it tasted like coffee and was so runny. I called the recipe owner and asked what it should look and taste like. She reported it sounded like I had done it. I had "burned" the sugar to perfection. As I added the boiling water, steam and spatters went out all over. I was glad I had been warned me to put the skillet in my sink before adding the hot water. I proudly put the burnt sugar into ajar and was thankful I had made a double batch to share with my co- worker. The next day, I made the cake and all went well. The frosting required another telephone call as it didn't seem to thioken enough to "spread" on the cake. 'Hie recipe owner laughed as she said, "You have the original racilY. I have found through the years that it is all right to cook the sugar and cream, then later add some powdered sugar and cream as need to thicken the frosting to allow spreading." I ,ent back to the kitchen, added the powdered sugar and cream and as I spread the frosting onto the cake, I just could not resist tasting it. It was SO good, I gave my husband a spoon. He tasted it with pleasure and agreed I had done a good job. The next day, as I served the cake, I eagerly watched and waited for their approval. My dad was the first to pass a compli- ment about the cake. When my mother-in-law agreed, I knew I had done it! In this age of instant cake mixes, it was worth it to say, "Yes, I.made this 'from scratch.'" By Bill Blcmvolt , , i, Editor's Notebook am running low on acceptable excuses. I'I1 not attempt to guess when the handle last came off the kitchen sink, but it has been longer than I care to admit. For the last year or two the handle came offoccasionally but it was possible to put it back on. I told Rita the handle was fine, provided she was careful not to push overly hard. When it got so it was nearly impossible to turn the water off, I became convinced the faucet need replacing. With Rita's assistance, our trips to the hardware store resu!t! in tl purchase ,of a water filtering system and faucet for dispensing the filtered water; For Christmas I gave Rita a new single-lever faucet /stm and a promise to install the" whole works on New Year's Day. By the holiday it was no longer possibleto keep the old handle on but without the handle, the faucet no longer dripped and there were other things I wanted to do New Year's Day. Noting my skill as a plumber, I toldRim it was best to n start such a major plumbing project on a day when the hardware store was closed. I said such work should be saved for days'idaen i:t was ::? easy to purchase parts you didn't know you were need. I've used a number of excuses to explain why the appointed days were not suitable for kitchen faucet replacement but I fear I When I went home for supper Tuesday, I found an old issue of Family Handyman magazine was prominently displayed. I'm sure it was coincidence but the cover caught my attention. It read: "Hey, You Drip! Install a new kitchen faucet fast." That sounded like the kind of help I've been waiting for. But I need to wait a bit longer. My mother's garbage disposal quit working last week and with Mother's Day being so recent, I need todirect a little attention her way. I haven' t discovered a way to gently tell Rita, bud understand priorities. The replacement of a non working garbage disposal is more important than changing out a still working kitchen faucet. For Rita everything still works, even if inconveniently: The same can not be said for my parents' kitchen. Their garbage disposal will not work and since they live in a downtown apartment it isn't possible to simply throw the garbage out the back door. Perhaps ,hen I go to the hardware store to get my parents a 1 new disposal, I can buy Rita a big pair of pliers. For with the proper assistance, we may be able to put off changing the faucet for another year or two. Member Nebraska Press AssociolIort N Superior Express Thursda' 2B Bill BlauveL MEMBER Supedor Publishing Company, Inc. 148 East Third Street, PO Box 408, Superior, Nebraska 68978 PRIZE WINNING , www amp4ntome.om NEWSPAPER E-mall supedxpml@ldltM.nel ASSOCIATION Subscription rates: $18 per year or three years for $48 payable in advance In Nebraska. Kansas year or three years for $50.83 (includes sales tax) Other states $25 From the files of The Superior Express Seventy Years Ago Mayor J. M. Silver resigned. He said the Superior City Council favored unnecessary spending. Junior Bacon, 10, dived into the Republican River and struck a stick which lodged in his side. His companions, Duane White and Edward Fussele, helped him to the road and hailed a passing motorist who took him to the hos- pital. Baccalaureate services for the Mt. Clare graduating class will be at the Beulah church conducted by the Ray. McFarland Sunday. There are 10 graduates. A long illness of Dr. J. R. Brainard ended in death Wednes- day. He practiced in Superior for 40 years. Fourteen girls in Mrs. Groves' Junior Garden Club dedicated a Chinese elm tree on the lawn at the Brodstone hospital. Fifty Years Ago The Superior ladies champi- ons at the Herin & Norris bowl- ing alley was the Budget Shop team. Members of the team were Blanche Wood, Barbara Norris, Elaine Brown, Adina Kuehne, Marjorie Vesely and Ruby Cook. A class of 43 seniors will re- ceive diplomas Thursday evening at the Superior City Auditorium. The Mariska Studio is celebrat- ing its sixth anniversary in Supe- rior. A reunion with two sisters from whom he had been long parted is in store for John Aberg. He will go to Atlanta, Ga., for the occa- sion. B. E. Markham, owner of the Superior Music Company, will be the director of the newly orga- nized high school bands at Ruskin and Montrose. Forty Years Ago Richard Willett, 19, was killed instantly when his car collided with the Rock Island Rocket at the edge of Norton. The new office building of the Superior-Deshler Propane Com- pany, at the east edge of Superior, is ready for the grand opening. With a Chamber of Commerce membership of more than 200, R. Vernon McBroom is still trying for a few more. Brodstone Memorial Hospital is the principal legatee, under the will of the late Margaret G. Johnston. The estate valued at about $160,000. Evergreen cem- etery is bequested $1,000 to be used in paving the main driveway east of the highway. For aerial spraying contact Cliff Grove. J. R. Conger is the pilot. Thirty Years Ago The computer age in banking has arrived. Mrs. Morley Braye is encoding checks and deposit slips at the Farmers State Bank for com- puter processing. Bill Blauvelt will accompany 14 other Nebraska newspaper editors to Fort Bliss, Texas, for the "Operation Understanding" tour and to Colorado Springs for tours of the Air Force Academy. Motorcycle operators now need a license to operate a cycle in Nebraska. Catherine Eggers graduated from the Lincoln General Hospi- tal School of Nursing. Employees of the Hesteds store pictured in the boss is away sale were Vesta, Inez, Marky, Bobble and Sharon. Mary Cook was the winner of the oldest mother contest spon- sored by the Ideal Market. Ida Hoins, 93, and Bertha Lyne, 92, were second and third. Twenty Years Ago The Denny Meyerhome was surrounded by water when the Republican River crested at Su- penor. Aurora surgeon Burton Thomsen, will begin a two-year residency program in cardiovas- cular and thoracic surgery in South Carolina. Michael Corcoran, a 3 1/2 year veteran of the Nebraska High way Patrol, resigned to accept employ- ment with the Boogaart super- market chain. Ten Years Ago Petro Plus will have a grand opening at the truck stop located near the north edge of Superior. The Superior City Council Area Church United Methodist Churches Schedules for Sunday Schools and Worship Service Mankato Harmony: Worship, 11 a.m. Sun. 5oh., 9: a.m. Ionia: Worship, 9:30 a.m. Sun. Sch., 10:30 a.m. Odessa: Worship, 8:15 a.m. Sun. 5h., 9:30 a.m. Eabon: Worship, 9:.30 a,m. Sun. Sch., 9:30 a.m. Burr Oak: Worship, 11 a.m. i n i I ii First Baptist Church E. Hwy 36 Mankato 785-378-3655 Neolin Taylor, Pastor Sunday Services Sunday School ......... l0 a.m. Worship ................... I I a.m. Bible Study ................ 7 p.m. Wednesday Discipleship Training 6 p.m. Olive Hill "" Church Lo,uated five miles south and two miles west of Superior Phone 402-879-3676 8onday Sunday School .... 9:30 a.m. Worship ............ 10:30 a.m. Lester Snyder, Pastor Procla/m/ Chr  zsTe I I I IIIII I First Community! Church Oak, Neb. Phone 402.225-2284 Evangelical Lutheran Church 201 South Center Munkato, Kan, Church 785-378-3308 Res 785.378-3766 ] Steve Little, Pastor j2 Sunday Worship .................. 9:00 a.m. Sunday School ....... 10:30 a.m. i i Jewell County Catholic Churches Sacred Heart, Esbon Saturday on first, third and fifth weekend ............... 6:30 p.m. Sunday on second and fourth weekend ............... 10 a.m. St. Theresa 320 N. Commercial, Mankato " 785-378-3939 Sunday ................................ 8 a.m. Fr. Allen Scheer, Pastor Centennial Lutheran Church fMlssoua Synod) S88 N. Dakota Street, 8qrlor. Neb, Plmae 402-879-3137 Saturday Worsh/p .......................... 6:30 p.m, Sunday Worshtp Service ..................... 9 a.m. Sunday School-Bible Class ........ ; ...................... 10 a.m. Paul Albrecht, Pastor Worshlp weh us ota lWe bmadcast eoch Sunday on KRFS Rad6o eo co /or addnol rsh and Ble study ops. HHI HI I Church-Of The Nazarene 740 E. Seventh Office Phone 402.879-4391 Sunday Sunday School ........ 9:30 a.m. Morning Service ..... 10:45 a.m. Sunday School .............. 9 a.m. Monxlr Worship ......... 10 a,m. Evening Service ............ 6 p.m. Sunday Prayer Wodnesday Prayer Meetlng. Children's Ministry Meeting ................ 6:00 p.m. and Youth GrQup Meetlng .. 7 p.m. Jim Dresser, Pastor lnis Payne, Pastor mllble CentenN! tatl aad Nm, No_dmmmmtnatltmal " [[ [ $[ Salem Presbyterian Lutheran Church Chul00h (c Sixth and . Central Sunday Sunday School .... ,9:30 a.. Phone 402-879-3733 Sunday School *; ..... '... 9:15 a.m. Worship ............. 10:45 a.m FeUo-,,htp Coffee ...... 10:30 a.m. Rev. Daniel Hays Worship ........................ I 1 a.m. Rev. Mark Diehl, Lutheran Vespers, KRFS, 7.'30 a.ra. Hoty C.ommunr.t ann  Pastor I I I I i iii [I I I ii I i Living Faith Our Redeemer Fellowship Lutheran Church Wool of lhdth Clmmh a18 N. Clmlmd  41.e79.14 Sunday Worship Servlce ............ 10:30 a.m. Evening Service ................... 5p.m. (excqt 4th and 5th Sundays} w Christian Development Night Adults mad Chlllxa .......... 7 p.m, Rock Solid Youth Group ...... 7 p.m. Sunday Mon .......... 8:30 a.m. Patsy Busey, Pastor ngelical Luthma Church in America 505N. Kansas Superior, Neb. Sunday Morning WorshiP 8:30 a.m. Sunday School ..... 9:45 a.m. Rev. Daniel Hays Webber United Methodist Church Webber, Kan. voted to suppon a Head Start County. Ann the committee. The Jaws to vehicle I ing a bridg( students leaving the, lights and The Superior City dered the city closed as of June JanBerrin marshall at tival parade. are at Loveweil Receiving, at the University Heather Oman, Troy Anderson Murray and Sean One The new Superior equipment will after the wood chipS l uted throughout the Ross Fenimore cut in qualifying Merit Scholarshi Qualifying for meet are Luke Bouray, Erin 4x 100 relay team Eitzmann, Jenny Wameking. '-- Ot!ce785-361-2664 Res. 785-361-2070 Sunday Worship ............... .... 9:30 a.m. Sunday School ...... I0:30 a.m. Pastor Joyce Beam Chdstis Church Mankat 118 S. Comme] Mankato, K 785-378-370 Sunday School ....... Morning Worship. I( Thaddeus J. Hinkle, 785-378-39_2 Little Blue Christian Fellowship Old Pleasant View School 7 miles 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 i i Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ST. PAUL Hardy, Neb. Phone 402-279-3205 or 402-236-81125 Sunday Worship ........... 9 a.m. Sunday School and Fellowship Hour ..... .10 a.m.: Rev. Howard Schroeder i l United Methodist Sunday School ................. Morning Worshlp .............. Prayer Time ................ "'"! Catholl' Church St. JosepU,. Superior,  ; Rectory Phone 402-8! Daffy Masses .... ,  Saturday ............. !' Sunday .............. ":i Nelson-Sunday "'!i Father Philip 1# Baptist Church 402-87 Pastor sd: Ksd  Church at Study...-'," Worship; ....... 10 Jewell Trinl Memo Church _n.t Superior, Neb. Jewell ; Sunday Befflee Sunday School., ...... ""7i Morning Worship ......... Church School ..... 9:30 a.m, Kids for Christ- Worshlp ............. ' 10:45 a.m. Wednesday .......... '"'"'i17 Men ; Morning Worship...'"'!:, Rev. Dorthea Fairbanks Fellowship Hour.. Burr Oak and two rM Sunday Sunday School ........... Worshtp ................... .'" Joe Vance, Pa "Whmw Tl Son AI Grace Com00 Evangelical Free CI Superior 423 . Fifth 8trot. Pastor J/a e A lot of kneeling keeps you in good standinO with God. l I Calvary Bible 4-_ Northb% lL'mMlellell Free Church T Fl"lell 99 w. IPudl. jeweil. Irma. II--M , Wayne Fetgal, Pastor  Phone 785-8 Located eight mlleS Wednesday Youth Group ............. 7 p.m. sunday Sunday School ..... 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Scrvlce I0:45 a.m. Farrdly Blble Hour..... 7 p.m. /trtlllated with the Ewu2etld  Church o/Amer f ii Church of Christ 564 E. Fourth Street Superior, Neb. Wednesday vent outh and Adult Bible Study 7 p.m. Sunday )Worship Service ............ 9 a.m Sunday School ........ 10:15 a.m. Grace Place Children's l Club  ........................... Evening Service ......... 6:30 p.m. 8tmday