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Burr OakBy Cle.,y. BaR. Last Monday, Jane Lewis went in for hip surgery at the Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings. She is now get- ting therapy at the Brodstone Memo- rial Hospital in Superior. Cliff and Glenny Barnes were in Smith Center Friday on church busi- ness. They stopped by the home of David and Loft Barnes for a short visit. Andrew and Claire Babson joined Richard Cox for the Child(en' s Church Sunday morning at the \\; Christian Church. Richard talked to them about trusting in God and studying the Bible to learn the right way to get through the maze we call life. The children then joined Nikki Frasier and Rosie Campbell for Sunday School in the basement. For the adults, Richard had a message entitled "Demons Can't Swim." His selected scripture read- ings were I John 5:11-13 and Luke 8: 36-39. This portion of scripture from I John plainly states that he who has the Son has life; and he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. Those who are born of God are kept safe. In Luke 8:36:39, is the story about the man who was possessed by many demons. The man had an inner spiri- tual problem that no law could change. His inner spiritual problem was a problem of the heart. Jesus compelled the demons to come out of the man, opening his heart to the Holy Spirit. Scripture said that the demons came out of the man and went in to some pigs that quickly rart down a steep bank and into the lake and were drowned. Jesus then told the man to return home and tell the people what God had done for him. When we have Jesus, we also have the Holy Spirit.Receive all that the Spirit offers you each day. David and Lori Barnes, Smith Cen- ter, Code Barnes, Austin Manchant- hasouk and Steffen Barnes, Red Cloud, i and Cliff and Glenny Barnes had lfinch together at a Red Cloud restaurant Sun- day. On their way home, Cliff and Glenny stopped to visit Jeff and Diana Ord, rural Guide Rock. David and Lori were afternoon visitors at Cliff and Glenny's home. Jane Lewis, who is recuperating from hip surgery at the Brodstone Memorial Hospital in Superior, had a surprise visit Sunday from her brother, Geno Shuck, and his wife, Sheryl, Pampa, Texas, and one of the Shucks' grandsons from Hastings. Mattie Volker was the honored guest at a combined 15th birthday and eighth grade promotion party at the Burr Oak Community Center Sunday evening. The party was hosted by her parents, Cody and Renita Volker, and a sister, Bella. Hotdogs, chips, cake and ice cream were served to those attending. The group sang "Happy Birthday" to Mattie as she blew out the candles on her cake. Later, Mattie opened her gifts and cards.Attending were Judy Miller, Shelli and Cortney Kuhlman, Myriah Jacobs and Rylan, Mankato; Kristi Hillman, Derek, Len, Draiden, Waylen and Leighten Ault, Ionia; Len' s cousin and family from Minnesota; Jessica Abbott and Alden and Jessica's grand- daughter, Smith Center; Jessica Barnes, Brynlee Manning, Cheryl Hillman, Ranae and Katie Jacobs, Allison and Mylie Havens, and Cliff and Glenny Barnes. It was a busy few days for Walt and Peggy Wilson. Thursday evening they attended an open house celebrating the upcoming graduation of a grandson, Chandler Zoltenko, at the home of his parents, Lannin and Melanie Zoltenko, rural Courtland. Devin, Holli, Sam and Zach Wilson, Lenexa, arrived at the Wilson home Friday and stayed until Sunday before returning home. Satur- day morning the Wilsons all attended a brunch at the home of Lannin, Melanie, Chandler and Taran Zoltenko and later attended Chandler's graduation from Superior High School. Still later in the afternoon, Haley and Derek Weik, Carson City, Nev.; Devin, Holli, Sam and Zach Wilson and Walt and Peggy visited Beulah Wilson at the Good Samaritan Home in Superior. Satur- day evening the Weiks and Devin's family were supper guests of Walt and Peggy. Sunday afternoon Leah Jenkins and Jeff Robison, Longmont, Colo., were supper and overnight guests. Leah and Jeff had been in Beloit for the weekend to attend the graduation of Jeff' s son. Cliff Barnes had an appointment with his doctor in Red Cloud Monday for a pre-op physical and tests before his scheduled sinus surgery May 27 in Keamey. The Burr Oak and White Rock Alunmi Banquet is scheduled for Sat- urday evening beginning at 5 p.m. with a social hour in which those attending can register and visit. Supper starts at6 p.m. Mary Foley, Cheryl Hillman and Glenny Barnes are the organizers this year. The Burr Oak Museum will be open Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. each afternoon or by appointment by calling either Cheryl Hillman or Peggy Wilson. Memorial Day services will be held at the Burr Oak Cemetery at 10 a.m. Monday. The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary, and Jun- ior Auxiliary, Emery Clemens Post, will be in charge of the service. Memorial Day plans Continued from page 1 Association annual reunion will be held Saturday. An aftemoon reception will be held at the Jewell Community Cen- ter from 3 to 5 p.m. The banquet will start with a catered meal at 6:30 p.m. followed by the business meeting. The 50 year class will be honored. Alumni officers are Bruce Barrett, president, Kerma Crouse, vice president, and Pat Zentz, secretary-treasurer. Following the Jewell High School Banquet Saturday evening, the Class of 1965 will continue the reunion at the senior citizens meeting room and also are planning a cookout at noon Sunday at Lake Emerson. The Jewell Rural High School Class of 1955 does not have a special 60th class reunion planned but will get together Saturday during the open house that will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Jewell Community Center and at the banquet that will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the same location. Saturday evening from 8:30 p.m. to midnight in Mankato, DJ Brenda Flinn will play for a Reunion Street Dance sponsored by Bob's Inn and Hunt Brothers Pizza at i 19 E. Jefferson. In case of inclement weather the dance will be moved to the former National Guard Armory. Sunday morning there will be a breakfast provided by the Rock Hills FBLA students who qualified for the National FBLA competition that will be held in Chicago, June 29 to July 2. Serving starts at 7 a.m. and will run until 11 a.m: at the Rock Hills Jr-Sr High School. On the menu will be biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes, toast, a Danish roll, fruit salad, coffee and juice. Free will donationw will be accepted. History of Esbon United Methodist Church recounted Appearing in this week's edition of this newspaper will be the first printing Torri Slick, lead off log of the Rock Hills girls 4xl 00 relay team, is ready for of the history of the Esbon United the sound of the gun. The team of Slick, Hunter Pennell, Caitlyn May and Methodist Church. Wanda Thummel Lainee Eakins brought home a second place finish in the race with a time of composed this rendition and presented 54.75, Thursday. Our Voice Memorial Day: Sacrifice is mean- ingless without remembrance. America's collective consciousness demands that all citizens recall and be aware of the deaths of their fellow countrymen during wartime. By hon- oring the nation's war dead, we pre- serve their memory and thus their ser- vice and sacrifice. Do most non-veterans really recog- nize the importance of the day honor- ing their fellow Americans killed in war? Many Americans today only rec- ognize Memorial Day as another day off work, a time to hold cookouts, attend class reunions and enjoy other avenues of a three-day weekend. Attending commemorative ceremo- nies is the most visible way of demon- strating remembrance. Placing flags at grave sites, marching in parades, spon- soring patriotic programs, dedicating memorials and wearing Buddy Pop- pies are examples. Maybe this year you could attend the Memorial Day service conducted by your local VFW and American Le- gion starting at 9 a.m. Monday, May 25 located at the Mankato Veterans Memorial at the Jewell County Court- house. Another program will be con- ducted by the Ladies Auxiliary to VFW post 7830 at the Mount Hope cemetery fo!lowing the courthouse service, with retresnments served at the post home the "'highlights" following that service. Remember all U.S. flags should be displayed at half-staff during thgmorn- ing hours. At noon they should be raised back to full staff.  poll st iI-ud ( "LIIIL'III Marl" selected for scholars program At the invitation of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Tyler Marr, who graduates this year from Rock Hills High School, was selected to attend the 32nd annual Governor' s Scholars Awards Pro- gram held on May 3 in To- peka. The recogni- tion ceremony honors the top academic one   t percent of Kan- sas high school seniors. Schol- ars are selected from accredited public and private schools in the state. The program is coordinated for the governor by the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force. It is funded by donations from the private sector. The task force was formed 32 years ago to strengthen public confi- dence in education. during the Sunday morning services of the Esbon United Methodist Church during the month of March. Much of the information was borrowed from an untitled book of the church history compiled by Betty (Lewis) Niles, the church historian in 1996. Highlights of the Esbon United Methodist Church By Wanda Thummel Part I Since our Esbon United Methodist Church is celebrating a special birth- day this year, I thought it was only fair that we members should learn a little bit about its life, so I have done a little bit of research that I would like to share with you. The Esbon Church has had lots of changes in the 140 years of its life so far. It was established in 1875 as Prai- rie Home, a Church of the United Breth- ren in Christ denomination. This U.B. denomination was formed in 1800 in Pennsylvania among the German speaking population. The first two bish- ops were Martin Boehm, who was a minister of the Mennonites, and Philip Otterbein, a minister of the German Reformed Church. They claimed this new church to be the first church in America that wasn't transported in from Europe. In 1946 the United Brethern Church merged with the Evangelical Church. 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Some names you might recognize that were members of the United Brethern Church were Francis Scott Key of Star Spangled Banner fame, and Wilbur and Orville Wright of air- plane fame. Andrew S. Poulson, and it is spelled Poulson, was born in 1833 somewhere in Ohio. We don't seem to know too much about him, except that he mar- ried Miss Susan Brown in 1856, while still living in Ohio. Then the wander- ing lust of "Go West Young Man Go West" must have bitten him. There is some evidence he moved to Indiana, back to Ohio, then to Missouri, and then to Jewell County, Kansas, where he settled in 1873, making him one of the earlier settlers. The 1884 Jewell County plat book map shows him as the owner of two pieces of land, one of them in Whitemound Township con- sisting of 160 acres and the other just across the road, or was it just a trail, south in the Esbon Township. The later plot was only 40 acres, but it contained the Prairie Home Cemetery. A church was built near the cemetery but more about that later. What I have neglected to tell you is that Mr. Pouison was better known as the Rev. Andrew Poulson, member of the NW Conference of the United Brethren in Christ and he was a circuit rider. He was devoted to his calling, and in all kinds of weather he rode a horse long distances to organize Sun- day school and church groups, and returned to the groups often to hold services. He had a deep love and re- spect for his God and God's son, Jesus Christ. and he was determined to spread the gospel as far and wide as possible. According to my grandmother and my mother who attended his services in the Ionia charge, he had a strong, deep voice and was a captivating speaker and the churches were filled to over flowing every time he revisited a com- munity. He served several circuits, sometimes more than one at the same time. Each circuit consisted of several churches. I found several circuits that named five or six churches. Among the circuits mentioned were Salem (6), Ionia (6), Esbon, Harlan (south of Smith Center, Republic, and Maple Grove, Neb. An early, c.1900, map of Ezbon shows Rev. Poulson as the owner of two lots of land located on the east side of Grand Avenue, south from the rail- road. If the lots are the same size as modem lots, they would be located about where the Mannings live now. I think we can safely assume that Andy Poulson "came to town" to be near the church that he had built and served as minister for three decades. Rev. Poulson died the night of July 9 or 10, 1908. Of course, Rev. Poulson was buried in the Prairie Home Cem- etery. The Esbon church was being re- modeled that year and on Oct. 8 the church was rededicated as the Poulson Memorial United Brethren Church. Olive Hill By Rosemary Hasemeyer Hymns sung during the Olive Hill Church Sunday school hour and wor- ship service were "Thy Word," "This is the Day," "Victory in Jesus" "Spirit of the Living God," "Amazing Grace" and "God bc with You" with Gloria Schaefli accompanying the congrega- tion on thc piano. Linda Hutchinson was song leader. Oakley Ward rang the church bell. Pastor David Watters brought the children's story. Ushers were Paul Hutchinson and Wyatt Schuster. Ken and Sue Jordan, were guests during the morning and spoke on their Congratulations on Golf Regionals! Good Luck at State/ Head Coach-Cathy Dauner Assist. Coach-Kevin Ost 21 15 Congratulations Tycen! Good Luck at State Golf! Love, Dad and Mom Best of luck to the Grizzly Golf Team! Sam Flinn, Tycen Higer, Holden Mauerhan, Drew Beam and Noah Daniels 21.15 r Marsha Cheryl Grout Halstead Donna Kerry Korb Kramer Elbert Sandell Johnnie John Sharp Shirley Linda Vader work .with Bethany Farm Youth Camp located near Interstate 80 about one hour east of Omaha. Ken attended the Olive Hill Church when he was a child and high school student. He was the son of the late Ross and Janice Jordan. Ken' s father was the manager of Farm- ers Union Co-op Association when the family lived in Superior. Ken gradu- ated from Superior High School with the Class of 1976. A carry-in dinner was held after the worship service so the congregation could visit with the Jordans. A former Hill pastor, German, and Arlene Foley, will be'celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on May 27. They are now living in O'Neill Neb. German was a bus driver and custodian for the Superior Schools and Arlene was a nurse at the Brodstone Memorial Hospital while they were serving the Olive Hill Church. They have three daughters, Cheryl, Becky and Debbie,i Becky and her husband,, James Woerner, live in Nelson. Lacey Lynn Ward received her master's degree in agricultural eco- non]ics from the Kansas State Univer- sity, Manhattan, Friday afternoon. Janice and Miranda Ward and Rodney Ward, Nelson, attended the graduation exercises. Lacey started her new job with INTL FCStone Research Techni- cian-Risk Management Associate, Kansas City, Me., on Monday. She will be living in Louisburg. Katelyn Brown graduated from the Superior High School, Saturday after- noon. She is the daughter of Robert and Alaina Brown. Her parents hosted a reception for her at the Superior Coun- try Club following graduation with many relatives and friends attending. Katelyn will be attending Cloud County CommunitY Co!lege,_Concordia, in the Richard Robert Wakefield Watson fall where her sister, Lyndsay will be a sophomore. Twila Cool attended the commence- ment exercises for her grandson, Walker Cool, at the Superior High School, Saturday, with a reception fol- lowing at the home of his mother, Tonya Cool. Loma Wilton attended the preschool graduation for her great-grandson, Rylan McCutcheon, in Red Cloud, Tuesday evening. Rylan was promoted to the four-year-old's class. He is the son of Justin and Meggie McCutcheon, Guide Rock, and grandson of Terry and Janice McCutcheon. Tye Ward accompanied the third grade classes of the Superior Elemen- tary School to the Lovewell State Park, Monday. Weekend visitors of Twila Cool were Jerry , Michelle, Kerrigan and Kannon Cool, York, and other friends. They all attended the graduation exer- 4-or Walker Cool at the Superior High School and the reception at his home. Bruce and Rose Marie Chapman returned to their summer home in Su- perior, Sunday, after spending the win- ter months in Arizona. They were over- night guests of Paul and Linda Hutchinson. They all had supper to- gether at a Superior cafe. Oakley Ward, Rosemarie and Rose- mary Hasemeyer attended the Superior High School commencement exeroses honoring Katelyn Brown, Paige Jensen and Jacob Sumpter, Saturday afternoon. This community received rain this past week with reports of 2.00 inches. The farmers have been repairing pas- ture fences following the high water from the previous week(. Sherry Hasemeyer andOakley Ward went to Hastings, Sunday afternoon. NOTICE SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS Trustees of the Benjamin Musser Estate Trust, Inc. are now accepting applications for grants from the Clifford Matter, Sadie Roush and Vernon Fedde Scholarship Funds. Applicants must be high school graduates who have resided in Allen, Vicksburg, Prairie, Buffalo, Calvin, Brownscreek, Ionia or Athens Townships in Jewell County for two (2) years prior to their graduation. Applicants must be current residents of said Township. Grants may be used at any college, university, trade school or technical school. STUDENT LOANS Returning college students and 2015 graduates of any area high school, who have resided within the former U.S.D. 279 district boundaries for the last two (2) years and remain current residents of said area, are eligible to apply for student loans. Excellent terms for college bound students! Loan applications are considered at any regular trustee meeting, the third Monday of each month. Applications may be obtained by writing to: Benjamin Musser Estate Trust, Inc. P.O.Box 165, Jewell, Kan. 66949 Applications may be picked up at: Citizens State Agency, LLC 109 N. Columbus, Jewell, Kan. 66949 The Scholarship Grant application period will begin on May 12th, 2015. All applications must be returned to the above addresses No later than Friday, June 12th, 2015. Benjamin Musser Estate Trust, Inc. Norman Greene, President - Scott Lienberger, Vice-President- Max Burks, Secretary-Treasurer Sherry K0ster, Trustee - Josh Burks, Trustee