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Thursday, It was good to wake up Saturday morning to find while we slept the streets of downtown Superior had been washed by about 1.5 inches of rain. Saturday was the big day for the annual Lady Vestey Festival and the community was swelled with an influx of Memorial weekend visitors. They come by the hundreds to attend the festival, alumni • association and Memori /l Day activities. And a few of the thou- sands visiting Lovewell State Park also visit Superior. This spring's rains have done much to improve the appearance of the town. The grass is green and the flowers blooming. In the days before the festival, homeowners were busy trimming and sprucing up their property. And the rain only hours before the festival's start did much to scrub the downtown area. Not so many years ago the downtown streetswere swept each -week and every morning store owners swept the sidewalks in front of their stores• It was a tradition that should have been continued but along the way street sweeping was reduced twice a year and many shop keepers seem to have misplaced their brooms• But the rain has done more than just improve the appearance of the town. It has done wonders for the countryside. With the corn coming up, the pastures growing and the wheat looking excellent, the rural area resembles a Garden of Eden. But we know our fortunes can change quickly. Hopefully, we have enough moisture reserves to assure a wheat crop but the fall crop is still an iffy situation• Our ponds are low and even if the rains • continue, it will take several years for the pastures to recover from the drought. The drought was devastating to our local economy• Many farmers and small kusiness owners saw their dreams dry up. They are now employed elsewhere• Should the rains stop, more will be gone before the year is out. And to much rain can be as bad as t01ittle. This week, while looking over the exchange papers, our attention was attracted to a picture on the front page of the L'Anse, Mich., newspaper. A crane was shown lifting a Toyota SUV from a muddy mire. The front end of the truck was badly damaged. The story said a nurse headed for work was the driver of the vehicle which fell into a sink hole following a heavy rain. Both of the vehicle's air bags deployed but the driver was wearing a seatbelt and escaped with minor injuries. The paper was filled with pictures of flooding and damaged roads. We expect the residents of that community weren't as appreciative of their rain as we have been of ours. This week we have much to be thankful for. This week the usually pleasant relationship between Nebraska Gov. Mike Johanns and members of the Unicameral is strained over the state budget. That shouldn't be a surprise. As taxpayers, the demand for tax money has strained Nuckolls County residents for several years, The governor has taken an admirable stand and has refused to approve the legislature's tax increase. But higher taxes appear to be on the way for the legislature has the votes to override the governor's veto. Elsewhere on this page State Sen. Ed Schrock expresses his support for the tax increase. In the current controversy, we don't know who is righL f'erhaps the tax hike is in the best interests of the state. But we also know it is possible to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs. For the people of Nebraska a tax break is long overdue. Nebraska taxpayers can't continue to pay more taxes. A way As we approach the close of 'l~is session, what once seemed t series of log jams, now s more like a waterfall. The budget and appropriation bills were passed and by the tim~ you read this, the governor has de- tided whether to veto them. Dur- ing this session, the perceptions of lhe legislature and the gover- nor have seemed so far apart on • how to deal with the budget prob- , :,lems, it suggests the votes for a 15 ~veto override will be there if nec- essary• It this happens, and the legislature's package is adopted, ? I think this is the best outcome for : :/he majority of the district, and icertainly for K-12 schools. Headlines will say, "tax in- : ;crease," but headlines don't tell the whole story. The legislature's !, approach is the means to avoid shifting government's revenue burden to the property tax, the worst case scenario• The state's budget picture is so ugly, there is no goodchoice,just avoiding the worst choice. The headline on closing one of the Lincoln prisons doesn't tell the whole story either. The budget decision does not amount to releasing dangerous felons on to the street. It doesn't do any- thing until October, 2004, when funding is reduced. It amounts to a logical analysis of correctionsf costs and the viability of parole for non-violent offenders as an alternative. There are 1,539 in- mates in the system now who are eligible for parole; 485 of these will have served their maximum "'Going Barefoot' n !" was a popular song in the 60s. As a child ,. ] went around with bare feet. The feel of the grass blades beneath • my feet felt better than walking on a rich carpet. The best fun was .i going outside right after a rain feeling the mud squish between my toes. During the summer months my feet became so calloused that by mid-summer, the Mexican sandburs encountered beyond the front lawn, were not felt. Though I have now given up the exterior , "bareloot'n" experience--except after a rain--I still like to be shoeless inside. ", Memories of my barefoot' n childhood came back to me this ! week-end as the three granddaughters came for a Sunday visit. They were dressed in look-alike summe/dresses for photos, and since they did not have shoes on alike, it was decided to have them ii go barefoot. After the photos were taken, they decided to return to the sandpile to play and ran out the door with no shoes. I didn't have the heart to have them return to put on their shoes. I knew what fun they would have feeling that cool sand on . their feet. They had a ball--giggling girls barefoot n. Memorial Day was perfect, weather-wise. Sunshine, tem- peratures in the 70s, no wind. The cemeteries were visited and With our continued cool spring weather, it doesn't seem like we're so far behind with our spring gardening, then I look across the street at Soren Thomsen's garden and realize June 1 is nearly here and we really haven't started to plant. Rita did disk the garden six weeks ago but the weeds are now so tall, I tear we will have to mow before we can plow. Last week my weekend goals included planting corn, potatoes, onions, peppers, tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe and squash. It's so late now, I have no hope for broccoli, cabbage and radishes. Perhaps they can be planted along with turnips and carrots for a fall 'i: garden--but most years I also miss the time for fall planting. Perhaps I should give up planting for several of the crops I want : to plant require nearly 90 days before harvest. With the continuing West Nile Virus scare, Rita suggests it .... might be best to skip gardening this year. But I haven't given in. • z . . . . . I'm certamly confused. The mosqmto wrus warnings mdmate I shouldn't garden late in the evening or early in the morning when : mosquitoes are most active. The skin cancer experts advise it is only safe to go outside during the morning and evening. ?" If you can't go out in the morning, mid-day or evening, when is one supposed to garden? There are products on the market to ward off mosquitoes and : protect from the damaging sun but this week a Kansas State : University entomologist warned some mosquito products can be worse than no protection and mosquito control products and sun screens are not compatible when used together. A person like this writer who likes to be outside from sunup to sundown doesn't find that news encouraging. .... Ludek Zurek, a KSU entomologist has advised nothing repels mosquitoes better than products containing DEBT tf , Member Nebraska Press AssoclatWn MEMBER Superior Publishing Company, Inc. 148 East Third Street, PO Box 408, Superior, Nebraska 68978 PR/ZE WlNN/NG w~ w.supefiorne.com NEWSPAPER E-mail sl.geriorexpress @ alltel.net NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Subscription rates: $20 per year or three years for $54 payable in advance in Nebraska. year or three years for $57. 40 (includes sales tax) Other states $28 per year or three Seventy Years Ago dents visited The Express office. Comstock have purchased the Dr. H. I. Stubblefield, Ogden, Mr. and Mrs. Basil Farver and Hereford Inn from Mr. and Mrs. Utah, will be a doctor in Ruskin• Mr.andMrs.RaymondGrummertP. D• Jones. Mrs. Stubblefield is the daughter are parents of daughters and sons Pictured planting a pin oak of Mr. and Mrs. Frank were born to Mr. and Mrs. Merlyn tree behind the Superior Good Bossemeyer. Dunn and Mr. and Mrs. LaVonn Samaritan Center were Henry, Lt. Marshall Stubbs has been assigned for duty in the Hawaiian Islands for'a two-year-period. Operating egg trucks cooled 30 degrees below the temperature outside is a new development at the local plant of Armour and Com- pany. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fenimore have decided on the name 'Home Cafe" Petersen. Wit&e, Mabel Davis and Lou Wayne Porter, Nelson, was or- Edgar. dained as a Presbyterian minister Making arrangements fortheir atNelson. 50th year high school reunion Donna Boitnott and Kenneth Hanson were married May 24 at Ruskin. Key overalls just $2.50 at Ben Hill Clothier. were Meree Godsey, Howard Larsen, Minnie Dye Duey, Eula Hamilton, Helen Morrison Hanson and Bernetha Lake. Twenty Years Ago Steve and Rita Ordich will • • • byterian Church. and Bloom. The Salem Drill Team from tained a large the Showmobile Vestey Parade. must be found to either cut state taxes or rafse the income of all for their new restaurant on East Forty Years Ago manage the Sears Catalog Store• Nebraska residents. This state's high tradition is stopping Fourth. They took over the place ' About 500 Ideal Cement Plant SteveVale. former manager, will economic expansion. The tradition is driving business and people formerly operated by ChesterCoo- workei's and their families, com- go to Phoenix to study engineer- out of the state. / per. pany officials and a number of ing and electronics. The state is wrong to force the/county assessor to increase the The swimming pool in the Lin- invited guests, attended the DeWayneAbergisSuperior's valuation of Nuckolls County ret dil buildings by 14 percent. With coin Park will be opened today company's safety banquet at the city clerk and treasurer. Larry several vacant buildings in th¢' owntown area, some for 15 years after improvements have been City Auditorium Friday night. Whitney, who held the position or more, there is little need26r the buildings. Valuation should be made .Elber Latham will be in At the annual meeting of the for 32 years asked to be relieved going down. Before the !.a/percent increase, every building owned charge and Bob Johnston will be Brodstone Hospital Association it from the duties• fulltime lifeguard. Adults 20cents, was announced that the hospital is Superior prepares for the in- by Superior Publishing,Company was priced at more than market children, 15 cents, season ticket bequeathed stocks and cash val- vasion of 350 cyclists as the third value. $4. , ' Ued at $14,280 from the Estate of BRAN (Bicycle Rider Across Claude E. Shaw. Nebraska) will stay in town Agriculturai nd taxes are also a borden. For many farmers in Fifty Years Ago ' The Hubert Ostdiek Family of Wednesday night. NuckollsCounty, land taxes exceed the profit thelandproduces for Phyllis Chard and Robert Hill Lawrence has purchased the Nei- A career of 38 1/2 years of its owner, were honor students at commence- son Gazette,arid will take posses- employment with the Lincoln If a w; y is not soon found to control government spending, ment for47 members of the senior sion June I. Telephone and Telegraph Com- . , / . . . . . thtsareaJ'populattonandemploymentopportunmeswfllcontmue class. " A chimney, 300 feet high, is panywascompletedbyClaraMae to dec!j 'e. ' TheExpresshasinstalledanew under construction at the Ideal Chambers, Superior. automatic Baum job folding ma- Cement plant. Ten Years Ago chine that is getting good tryout on Thirty Years Ago Nelson and Superior residents a 50-thousand piece folding job. Mike Nissen has been hired as are organizing a new church. Af- By Sen. Ed Schrock Mrs. Robert Samsula, teacher Superior High School wrestling filiated with the Evangelical Free sentence(called jamming)within third ofthe inmates currently eli- atFletcher school and Aleen Lines, coach, denomination, the group has six months and have to be re- gible today are paroled, the state teacher at Mt. Clare, and their stu- , Mr.and Mrs. Wilbur rentedthe formerReformed Pros- leased anyway. About twice that saves $37.5 million a year. number will jam by this time next Potential savings to the state • year and be released with no su- from parole is worth consider- pervision, ing, but parole has more impor- -- The legislature's intent is to tant advantages. When prisoners United Methodist Evangelical Christil force the parole board to be more jam their time, they are released ' Webber United realistic in considering parole for without any supervision or re-Churches Lutheran Church Church non-violent offenders. We cur- quirements. If a fraction of those Schedules for Sunday Schools Methodist Church rently have more prisoners than eligible are paroled, the state and Worship Service 201 South Center ,~ Webber, Mankat ever, but parole less prisoners than saves money, and parolees re- Mankato Harmony: Worship, It a.m. Manlmto, Kan. L~' ~ Office 785-361-2664 1 18 S. Comrne we did 10 years ago. Almost 70 turning to the community have , Sun.,~:h.,9:45a.m Chilli'oh 785-378-3308 Mankato. Res. 785-361-2070 percent of all inmates in Nebraska some supervision. They must re- Ionia: Worship 9:30 a.r0. :- .. Rmi. 785-.378-3766 785-378-37' servetheirentiresentenc. ,Tl re i fraihfrom alcoho and,dnlg rg , -. Steve Little, Pastor are currently 1,044 inmates in must have a job and a place,t.%. Odessa: worshi0. ,, ,. . ,w .......... .., .tnday Sunday SchoOl ...... prison who, by corrections' defiT liv& This seems like a better at- sun 5¢h.,9:30 a.m. ~ Su'nday Worship ..~.-.. .......... 9:30 a.m• Morning Worship. 1 Esbon: Worship, 8:15 a,m. Sunday School ...... 10:30 a.m. nition, are non-violent. The cost ternative for the community. Thaddeus J. HinkLe ofkeeping people in prison, rather Sun. Sch.,9:3Oa,m. Worship .................. 9:00 a.m. Pastor Joyce Beam than paroling them, is eating the Ifyouhavecommentsorques-Burr Oak: Worship. 9:30am. state budget- $25,400 per person tions about these matters or any Sunday School ....... 10:30 a.m. 785-378-3c _ per year versus $2,853. Ifonlya other issues, please contact me. First Baptist Jewell County Calvary Bible 4- Northbl ' Church . Catholic Churches Evangelical Free Church Friex ByGloria Garman-Schlaefli E. Hwy 36"Mankato " ' " St. Theresa! so, w: Pearl, Jewen. If.an. 785-378-3655 320 N. Commercial, fvlankato J'~IL 785-428-3540 chtt~ •, JumJ Wayne Feigal, Pastor Phone 7854 785-378.;3939 • Located eight miles flowers were placed in holders and vases and the small American Neolin Taylor, PastorSaturday on first, third and 'qk~#~" Wednesday Burr Oak and two r~ flags were decorating every veteran's grave. American flags were Sunday Services fifth weekend ...i.'......... 6:30 p.m. Youth Group ........... 7 p.m. unfurled on poles at the front of most cemeteries• Cemetery Sunday School ........ ,10 a.m.Sunday on second and " Sunday Sunday Sunday School .......... caretakers had done their magic, and the grass was cllpped and the Worship ...... ............ ."11 a:m. fourth w ekend ..... 10 a:m. Sunday School ..... 9:30 a.m. flowers were in full bloom, adding color and beauty. Bible Study ...... ......... 7/.p.m.. Sacred Heart, Esbon Sunday Worship Service Worship ..................... Though most of the cemetery caretakers are paid for their Wednesday • ~}/nday ............ : ........ [ ........ 8 a.m. lO:45a.m. Kenneth Smith, services, sometimes extra time is given to mow just right around Discipleship Ti'aining 61 im. Fr. Alien Scheer, Pastor Family.Bible Hour ..... 7 p.m. the flowers; trees and flowers are planted by surviving loved ones. , , , • chu,:h "Where The Son Al~ Volunteers come to the cemetery to place flags at the Olive Hill , Centennial. Church of Christ Grace Con gravesites of veterans. It is a big job but the flags are put up during Lutheran Church 564 E. Fourth Street Evangelical Free Cl early morning hours and taken down at the end of the day and • ~ t ssoun Syn l Superior, Neb. Superior stored away for next year. These volunteers probably had family N; II iota Street. 8upetior. Neb. 423 E. Fifth Street, SIl plans or holiday "free time" they postponed, or did without.David Watters Phone 402-8T9 137 Pastordim Stark • Saturday . Wednesday Evening illi Office 402~, For generations some families have been responsible for the Sunday Worsh|p ..... *....g ........... ... 6:fro p.m. Youth and Adult Bible Study 7 p.m. • Home. 402"~ Sunday ^ ~k~ l¢/v wedne~ placing of the flags. The work has become a family tradition and Sunday School 9:30 a.m.Worship Servtce .2.,.~ ........... :... u a.m. Sunday ]Grace Place Children'S 131t the children look forward to the event. At some cemeteries, the Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday SchoOr-Blble Worship Service ............. 9 a.m. Club ........................ "' veterans and auxiliary organizations are responsible. What if no class ...... ~ .................... :... 10 a.m. Sunday School ........ 10:15 a.m. Sunday Located five miles south Paul Albrecht, PastorEvening Service ......... 6;30 p.m. Sunday School ........... L.. one did the work most of us take for granted? and two miles west wo, st, o ,,s ........ : ........ Morning Worship ............. Thank you to all the volunteers Who plan the Memorial Day of Superior ,., "eao~ s~dab oO KR~S Raa~ " :" A lot o/ kneeling keeps you in • Please call for additional worshil~ and " Prayer Time ..................... programs, place the flags, serve as the color guards. With your help Proclaiming, Chrlst, Since 1876 _Bible sma,. oom~tunuP~.., good standing with God. Alliiltaled wllh the Fa meelwal ~F'e¢ 0 we have observed another memorable Memorial Day. First Community Church Of Little Blue Catholt Church : The Nazarene Christian Fellowship Church Sel' Oak, Neb. ' 740.E, Seventh, Phone 402-225-2284 Office Phone 402-879-4391 Old Pleasant View SchoolSt. Joseph'S CIi Sunday , 7 miles No. of Nelson Superior, Ne By Bill Blauvolt Sunday "- Sunday School .:.. .... 9:30 a.m. " Momlng Service ..... 10:45 a.m. Sunday Rectory Phone 402"8 Sunday School ............. ~ 9 a.m. Evening Service ............ 6 p.m. Worship Service I0 a.m. Mass schedll Momlng Worship ......... I0 a.m. " ........... Chlldren's Program ....... 6 p.m. 7 clothing) or permethrin (for clothing only). Sunday Prayer Wednesday Wednesday Daily Masses .....' However, he said, applying sunscreen and a DEET-based Meettng 6:00 p.m. Dhmer............................... 6 p.m. Adult Bible Study .............. 7 p.m.Saturday ............... repellent at the same time reduces the sunscreen's effectiveness Jim Dresser, Pastor Prayer MeeUng. Children's Mirustry and Children's Bible Study ...... 7 p.m.Sunday .................. , Youth Group Meeting .......... 7 p.m. Nelson-Sunday .... ' by as much as 33 percent. Perhaps that is why in the past I have Bible Centered , Deilis Payn , Pastor, • burned while wearing sunscreen. . Nondenoml~flsna1 ~" Trt~limrtatlon an£Nmn~ry Pastor and Mrs. David Sellers Father PhiiiP Zurek recommends adults not use products that contain more than 33 percent DEET. "Stronger isn't better. It relates to Salem First Presb erian Evangelical First h 3w long a product remains effective. The easy-to-find products Lutheran Church ........ " ,, Lutheran Baptist Clr with about 20 percent DEET give adults four to five hours of protection. (EOC . Sixth and N. Central Church While testing some of the "nicer" repellents now on the l.l way 14 Noah, Superior, Neb. 558 N. C~ , , Superior, Neb. in America snpe market, researchers found three' major wristband products pro- Sunday Phone 402-879-3733 vide less than 1 minute of protection against mosquito bites, Sunday School..,. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School ......... 9:15 a.m. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN ' Hardy, Neb. Church 402-87g~ Zurek said. One widely-sold lotion provides about 3 minutes of Worship.... ......... 10:45 a.m. Fellowship Coffee .,t...lO:30 a.m. Phone 402-279-3205 protection. Its bug guard formulation protects for just 10minutes. ' " Pastor Los ', or 402-236-8825 Its "plus" formula provides 23 bite-free minutes. Rev. Daniel Ha3ts Worship :,...;i.~...: ....... .... 11 ~a.m. Sunday Worship ........... 9 a.m. sundaY.~ Some scientific evidence indicates that citronella candles, Roy. Mark Dlehl. Sunday School and AM a,d r~- U-V insect killers and the so-called mosquito plant (Pelargonium ~meranHolyCommuniort, flrstVespers" KRb~.~.7:3Oo.m.third Pastor Fellowship Hour ...... l0 a.m.WorshipChUrch at ........ StUdYl0~..'2"'"i citrosum) all provide less protection than doing nothing to ,, control mosquitoes outdoors. The KSU scientist said, mosquito Living Faith United Jewell Trinity I coils and ultrasonic repellers protect little better than doing Fellowslafp Lutheran Church Methodist Methodi nothing ~t all. Wo~ of Filth Church "In addition, l have yet to see any reliable evidence that c, nt,,. Phmae4oa-871~14 im elle.Ad Lnl:heran Church Montrose su~y ~ Chttrch In America 448 N. Kansas Street Methodi eating bananas, vitamins or garlic; setting up a bat house on your Worship ~ervlce ........ ,..t 10:30 a.m. ' 505 N~ Kansas Terry MayheW property; or trying some similar old wive's tale will offer protec- Evening Service ....... ":. .......... 5 p.m. Superior, Neb. tion from mosquito bites," Zurek said. {except 4th and 5th Sundays) i Sopel"t, or~ Nob .... Jewell Tri Wednesday S.unday Sunday Service Sunday S~hool..............!i~i Zurek must have known where my garden is located when Christian DevelopmentNlght Morning Worship. 8:30 a.m. Morning Worship ........... ' Kids for Christ- he said, "Rural dwellers may have special challenges. Mosqui- RockAdUltssoitdandyouthChlldrenGroup .......... ..... p m.pln. Sunday, . SchooE;:.., . 9:45 a,m. Church School ..... 9:30 a.m. Wednesday .............. toes can breed in ditches, low spots in fields, watering tanks, gadto Program. AM .... • Worship ............. 10:45 a.m. Montr stock ponds, waste lagoons and stored tires" all of which are SundayMornlng .......... 8:30a.m.-" Rev. Daniel Hay~ Mor,,;., Worship........... ii permanent I; ~:~ ~cs nt,~ ~,y garden spot. Patsy Busey, Pastor Rev. Dorthea Fairbanks : I,,~. Alan Lit position of council mayor following the J of Mike Damon, Officials from Pipeline Com ported the company petroleum Superior terminal Clyde king of the afternoon. He VC tractor that is Ronald Frasier. Elaine Madsen was sponsors when her Bled to London singers from braska-Kearney. One Year Water tower painting workers from Iowa, have finished water tower inside All places have for an Indian Summer Low Hunter's Colony workshop• More than graved with names women from this served in the placed