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Letters to the Editor I Editor: I read Craig Hale's letter about the auditorium jail. I know who "Banjo" was and he wasn't a hobo. He lived in Nelson. He was always getting into some Sort of a jam, with law enforce- ment. I won' t say any lastnames, because I don't want to embarrass his family. One nephew is a business owner in town and a niece lives north of Supe- rior. I could tell you quite a few stories about him but that would take pages. He died many years ago in Chi- cago. I wonder why they tore down that beautiful skating rink and built a beer joint in the same spot? Rick Reeve Hastings, Neb. SHS Class of 1964 Editor: I called about the book by Ruth Smith that she wrote about Bostwick and that area. I plan to get this book for my Aunt Doris Oleson who grew up in Bostwick. She is the daughter of Charley and Bertha Hamel. I learned about the book from Jean Keifer and she said I could order this from The Express. Enclosed, please find a check for $13.00. I grew up in Superior and lived there till 1957, when my husband and I moved to Farmington with the Bu- reau of Reclamation to work on the Navajo Dam project and we never moved from here. Barbara .Tucker Farrnington N.M. Editor: I see Superior now has a dog park. That is a fine addition to the town, and I congratulate you. It will prove to be an asset. The town where I live and the one next to us each has a dog park. The parks arepopular and successful. They give people an opportunity to exercise their dogs in a safe, protected environ- ment and help keep the community clean. Another thing: the dog parks can lead to new, good friendships (both doggie and human). Almost all the people who use the parks are responsible and do a good job of cleaning up after their dogs. And very very rarely do the dogs ever fight. They seem to be grateful for their new play place. Those responsible for your new dog park deserve heartfelt thanks and con- gratulations. Former Superior Resident Workshop on social media will be held in Red Cloud Do you recognize the following websites: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest andGo0gleplus? Many of your cus- tomers do, and use these sites and services to find what they are looking for. Can they find you? South Central Coalition will offer training in social media with the GROW Social Media workshop to be held next Thursday at Cafe a'Moore in Red Cloud, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. There is a fee and if possible, attendees are urged to bring a laptop computer (WiFi pro- vided). Media covered will include Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google plus, For registration contact Jay Hall at or, Or your local chamber office. Ten participants are required tO offer the class, with a maxi- mum of 30. Cafe a' Moore is located at the junc- tion of highways 281 and 136. People are like tea bags; they don't know their own strength until they get into hot water. Too many people who are looking for a helping hand don't even try to lift one of their own fingers. Cigarette smokers are two-to-three times more likely to die from coronary heart disease than non-smokers. Don't waste time when it comes to quitting smoking. Within a few years of quil- ting, the risk of stroke and coronary artery disease are similar to non-smok- ers. Visit li)r an on-line quit guide, tools to help you quit, free resources, and learn about the many benefits of quitting. According to the Centers for Dis- ease Control, heart disease is the lead- ing cause of death in the United States. Given heart disease impacts so many people, learn about the risks at by clicking on What's Your Risk'? and taking risk assessments on diabetes, heart attack and high blood pressure. Remember, knowledge is power, and knowing your risk is key. Rrst in Nebraska to 0ffr: Intra-Oral Cameras-- Dental Lasers Cavity Detection Lasers Virtual Vision Digital X-Rays Licensed Parental Sedation, Nitrous Oxide and Oral Sedation CALL 402-225-2828 Pierce, VanSkiver Couple plans July wedding ceremony Max and Sue VanSkiver of Nelson and Dick and Janna Pierce of Miller, proudly ann(amce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Carissa Lynn VanSkiver to Jace Daniel Pierce. The wedding will take place July 14 at Salem Lutheran Church, Nelson. A graduate of Nelson High School, Miss VanSkiver is a 2008 graduate of the University of Nebraska in elemen- tary education. Carissa formerly taught fohrth grade at Conestoga Elementary in Murray, Neb., and will begin teach- ing pre-school and coaching girls' jun- ior high sports this fall at Litchfield Public Schools and also will serve as an assistant high school track coach next spring. Mr. Pierce is a graduate of Sumner- Eddyville-Miller High School, and at- tended Southeast Community College. After serving as a member of the Ne- braska Air Force National Guard with deployments in Spain, Kyrgyzstan, and Louisiana, he has returned home to join the family farming and ranching operation near Miller, Neb. This news.paper available on the mternet at http// Tordrup receives Pioneer Farm Family award The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben and the Nebraska Fair Managers Association along with the Nebraska Farm Bureau announced the 109 honorees from 55 counties for the 2012 Pioneer Farm Family Awards. Janice Tordrup, Su- perior, is the honoree for Nuckolls County. In order to qualify for this distinction, members of the same fam- ily must have owned a partial of land consecutively for at least 100 years. Since its inception, 59 years ago, more than 8,000 families have been granted this award from across the region. Each honoree receives an en- graved plaque and gatepost marker as permanent recognition of this mile- stone. The awards are presented dur- ing the annual county fair in which the land is located. This program is just one of those supported by the Knights of Ak-Sar- Ben Foundation which was founded in 1895 "to leverage collective business leadership to build a more prosperous Heartland." LWML members meet at Centennial Lutheran Church Lutheran Women's Missionary League met last Wednesday at Cen- tennial Lutheran Church. Pastor Brian Earl led the topic entitled "Living on the Edge" taken from the summer quar- terly. President Carolyn Meyer pre- sided at the business meeting. Roll call was answered by nine members. The pastor telling "What makes me grouchy."Dorris Clark, sec- retary, and Elaine Madsen, treasurer, gave their reports. Cathy Ahrens read "in All Circum- stances" before the Mites for Mission offering. The group will help with games at the Good Samaritan Home on Thursday, June 28. The anniversary song was sung to Avis Bostelman and LaMira Mueller. Hostess was Carolyn Jensen. The next meeting will be July 11, at9 a.m. Steve Lake, Superior, landed this master angler wiper, a hybrid striped and white bass, at Lovewelll Lake, Friday. The fish weighed 7 pounds, five ounces and measured 25 inches in length. Lake was trolling using an artificial bait: a shadrap with three colored lead. Lake is a relative newcomer to Lovewell Lake fishing and was surprised when he landed a master angler fish. Conservation Reserve Program is evolving nationally Dan Steinkruger, state director for USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that the 2012 general sign up resulted in 104,298 acres enrolled into the 10-year CRP starting on Oct. 1, 2012. "We are excited to enroll or re- enroll more than 100,000 acres into this critical conservation and environ- mental program in Nebraska; how- ever, the CRP program is downsizing in Nebraska and nationally," Steinkruger said. Nebraska has slightly more than 201,000 acres coming out of CRP on Oct. 1, 2012. With the recent signup there will be a net loss of 100,000 acres of CRP across the state. These acres are being returned to crop production or for grazing. This reduction will leave about 900,000 acres in CRP in Ne- braska, down from peak enrollment of more than 1.34 million acres in 2007. "For more than 25 years, CRP has protected natural resources in Nebraska while providing economic and envi- ronmental benefits to rural communi- ties through the state," said Steinkruger. "The newly accepted CRP offers will continue the CRP legacy by improving water and air quality, increasing wild- life habitat and preventing soil ero- sion." All CRP signup offers were evalu- ated and ranked using the Environ- mental Benefits Index (EBI) that con- sists of the following five environmen- tal factors plus cost: wildlife enhance- ment, water quality, soil erosion, en- during benefits and air quality. The f national average rental rate per acre for this signup is $51.24. Nationwide, USDA accepted en- rollment of 3.9 million acres bringing the total program enrollment to 29.6 million acres. Landowners enrolled in CRP re- ceive annual rental payments and cost- share assistance to establish long-term, resource conserving covers on eligible farmland. Accepted contracts will be- come effective Oct. 1, 2012. "The change in CRP acreage in Nebraska and nationally is driven by the economics of higher commodity and livestock prices," Steinkruger noted. "With economic changes im- pacting CRP it is important that land- owners and farmers evaluate enrolling small acreages or special CRP prac- tices so that we can continue the envi- ronmental, wildlife and outdoor eco- nomic activity benefits of CRP across the state." For more information about the Conservation Reserve Program, please contact your local FSA office or visit Office Supplies Superior Publishing Co. 148 E. Third St. Superior 402-879-3291 J Robert Wilson, DDG, FAAHD,FICD Comprehensive Family Dentistry including Cosmetic, Implant, Root Canal, Crowns and Bddges, Oentures, Invisallgn Premier Previder Hospital Dentistry COMFORT CONSCIOUS DENTISTRY STATE oF THE ART CLINIC On Nelson Dental Clinic ............................. 270 South Main ! Nelson, NE Appointments are available Monday  A,'''k ,(:Ao, through Friday oF CostEnC OEnsrR' i i Thursday, June 21,2012 . . . - . THE SUPERIOR EXPRiSS 3/I The Union Church of Hardy held their "God's Olympics" Bible School, Friday and Saturday. Pictured(back row, from left) are Nicki Kirchhoff, Jony DaN, Elly DaN, Jasmyn Gravitt, Rochelle Corman, Evin Miller, Jenna Whitmore, McKinney Edwards, Jacob WhitmoreBlake Kirchhoff, Maxwell Tucker, (middle) Laci Kirchhoff, Dominique Edwards, Hallie Miller, Dane Miller, (front) Cody Dahl, Ava Kirchhoff, Declan Miller, Jedd Whitmore and Brett Miller. Kaylee Flata is not pictured. Straight from the Home's Mouth By Duane A. Lienemarm, UNL Extension Education II What a difference one week can make in Nebraska! As I write this com- mentary we have just had a nice rain that followed a little larger rain event a couple of evenings before. To say that our land was parched and needing a drink would probably be an under- statement. This rain was sorely needed across the whole area, and from what I understand, this did cover much of the area  and with rain from as little as 15 hundreds all the way to more than five inches. I know those who got the big rains would rather have had it spread out over a couple of weeks, but it is good to see the ponds and terrace de- pressions full of water. I know several farmers had to fix and replace fences in the lowlands and some hay that was put down may have paid the price, but I have not heard any of them in the coffee shops complain at all. In fact one farmer bragged that he had put out the bait for the rain. You can almost hear the collective sigh of relief from farmers and ranchers across south cen- tral Nebraska following this much needed rain. We have been experiencing the dri- est and warmest spring on record since, I believe, 1895. The impacts are real. We got a little reprieve and I know a lot of people like to call something like this a "million dollar rain." It is a term some farmers use to describe the rain that comes right as the various crops are needing it most or as many suggest, the rain that could make or break them for the season. It seems these kinds of rains come just when you've almost given up hope and thought your crops were toast and your livelihood for the year in jeopardy. That is why it is so important, especially to dryland farm- ers. We have not been alone in worry- ing about the drought conditions. These dry conditions have spread widely through the midwest and beyond, and this rain will bring untold benefits to the crops as they ramp up their growth rate. In reality this moisture is prob- ably a"multi-million dollar rain" event. For you who have a computer and internet connection and would like to keep up with the moisture events, I suggest going to this site  http:// and if you want to monitor where we are with drought conditions across the midwest, go to While this rain is a Godsend and it does seem like one of those "million dollar" rains, we don't want to lose sight of the fact that this is still the middle of June. We have a long way to go when it comes to development of our crops and the health and vitality of our graz- ing and haying lands. Since the official start of summer 2012 is this week, I think it would be I good to take a look this week at how that is determined. We are creatures of the seasons. Some say those seasons are hot and cold, others say snow and dust, some say growing and dormant, but the real- ity is we have four complete seasons. How are those determined? The four seasons we experience are determined by changing sunlight (not heat!) which is determined by how our planet orbits the sun and the tilt of its axis. The first day of summer, the summer sol- stice, is the longest day of the year. The sun reaches its most northern point in the sky at local noon on that day. After this date, the days start getting shorter, so if you have a lot of work to get done, then logically that would be the day to do it, as you start losing daylight after Wednesday, June 20. The Summer Solstice: Each year, the timing of the solstice depends on when the sun reaches its farthest point north of the equator. This occurs annu- ally on June 20 or June 21 in North America, depending on your time zone. The word solstice is from the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop), reflecting the fact that the sun appears to stop at this time (and again at the winter solstice). In temperate regions, we notice that the sun is higher in the sky throughout the day, and its rays strike Earth at a more direct angle, causing the efficient warming we call summer. The sun is directly overhead at its most northern point at "high- noon" on the summer solstice, creating more sunlight in the northern hemi- sphere on this day than any other. In the .winter, just the opposite occurs: The sun is at its southernmost point and is low in the sky. Its rays hit the northern hemisphere at an oblique angle, creating the feeble winter sun- light. You would think that June 20, be- ing the longest day of the year, would also the hottest day of the year. It isn' t. The earth's atmosphere, land and oceans absorb part of the incoming energy from the sun and store it, re- leasing it back as heat at various rates. Water is slower to heat (or cool) than air or land. At the summer solstice, the northern hemisphere receives the most energy (highest intensity) from the sun because of the angle of sunlight and day length. However, the land and oceans are still relatively cool, because of spring temperatures, so the maxi- mum heating effect on air temperature is not felt just yet. Eventually, the land, and especially the oceans, will release stored heat from the summer solstice back into the atmosphere. This usually results in the year's hottest temperatures appearing in late July, August or later, depending on latitude and other factors. This ef- , Thank You II making our 30th anniversary so special. A special II II thank you to our children for the wonderful flowers, I| II party and video. [I | Love, II J!m&SusanPeterson , ,rCONCERT.00 Gospel & Country Singer Terry Smith Composer of the song "Far Side Banks of Jordan" Tuesday, June 26 7 p.m. Concordia High School Auditorium 436 W. 10th Concordia, Kan. Sponsored by Cylus and Donna Johnson Phone: 785-243-1760 Tickets: $8 in advance or $10 at the door Children under 12 - $5 Tickets available at: Citizens National Bank, Central National Bank and Tom's Music House in Concordia Also performing "rex & Mary Schutz and Curt Shoemaker & Friends i * i i i .| r I I I feet is called seasonal temperature lag. So of course you can expect the hottest days of the year to be right smack on top of the-traditional time for our an- nual area county fairs. UNL publishes Deans' lists for spring semester The spring semester deans' list for the University of Nebraska at Lincoln contains the names of several students from Nuckolls County. The list includes from Lawrence Emily Hubl, junior in biological sys- tems engineering, College of Engi- neering; Lisa Made Pohlmeier, sopho- more, pre-health major, College of Arts and Sciences; Ryan John Schroer, senior, agribusiness major, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Re- sources, with a 4.0 grade-point aver- age. Honored students from Nelson in- clude Gage Christian Biitoft, junior in elementary education, College of Edu- cation and Human Sciences; Laura Ruth Wehrman, freshman, advertis- ing and public relations major, College of Journalism and Mass Communica- tions, From Ruskin: Victoria Lynn Simonsen, sophomore, environmen- tal studies, fisheries and wildlife, and grassland ecology and management major, College of Agricultural Sci- ences and Natural Resources, with a 4.0 grade-point average. From Superior: Melissa Beth Guilkey, sophomore, international business major, College of Business Administration, pre-Spanish education major, College of Education and Hu- man Sciences. Gayle Johnson, Oak, picked this oddly shaped summer squash re- cently. Two had become one and made his squash picking chore a bit easier. No Word on how he plans to cook it. Bouray elected board member for auctioneers The Nebraska Auctioneers Asso- ciation announced its officers for 2012 to 2013. Jeff Temme,Petersburg, has been elected president. Temme owns Covered Wagon Auctions, specializ- ing in agri-business, antiques, benefits, fund raisers, household goods, per- send1 property, livestock and farm- ranch equipment and machinery auc- tions. Temme's election was announced at the 64th annual convention of the association held in Kearney, June 8 through 10. June 8-10,2012. Alton Heimes, Miller Creamer Heimes Janssen LLC, Hartington, was elected president-elect. Shayne Fill, Auction Solutions, Inc., Omaha, was elected vice-president. Newly elected board members in- clude Adam Marshall, Marshall Land Brokers & Auctioneers, Keamey; Rick Cart, Cart Auction, Springview; and Nell Bouray, Superior. The Nebraska Association works with more than 5,000 members of the National Auctioneers Association throughout the world. The National Auctioneers Association is the largest organization of its kind dedicated to promoting the auction method of mar- keting. The Association annually hosts a State Championship Auction Compe- tition, providing professionalism for the industry's top auctioneers. This year's competition will be held July 27, at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Aurora, beginning at I p.m, In addi- tion, the association provides profes- sional training for the industry. The association also sponsors an , advertising program to create aware- ness and promote the good image of the auction profession. In conjunction with the convention, Sarah Fill, daughter of Shayne FiE and Mark Beacom of Omaha, Sydney Wegener, daughter of James and Michele Wegner, and Garret Reimers, son of Brian and Lou Reimers and grandparents Gary and Connee Reimers (members Of the association) were awarded college scholarshi by the association and the auxiliary.:: The association is headquartered in Lincoln, Neb. The maxim of buying nothing with- out the money in our pocket to pay for it, would make of our country one of the happiest upon earth. Experience during the war proved this; as i tlaink every man will remember that ulader all the privations it obliged him to submit to during that period he lept sounder and awaked happier tt;an he can do now. Desperate of finding relief from a free course of justice, I look forward to the abolition of all credit as the only other remedy which can take place. Please help us celebrate " II Mary (Rhoads! Gebers' 90 th Birthday it, & Friday, July 6 , i II ( with a Card Shower }[ Send cards to , I 3333 S. Lincoln St. #403, Englewood, Colo. 80113 ' 11 HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY! , ,. With All Our Love, Rosemary, Floyd and Levi The Sky's the Limit[ V?bl:in School Monday through Friday July 23 through July 27 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Salem Lutheran Church No Fee but Registration Deadline is Monday, July 2 For more information, call 402-225-4207. If no answer, leave a message and someone will return your call Sponsored by Salem Lutheran Church, Bethany Lutheran Church and Nelson Community United Church of Christ. I II II . w J