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THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS Thursday, July 13, 1972 Irrigation Season Starts Lovewell Lake Filled With the start of the irrigation season, the water level at Lovewell Lake was nearly at the top of the conservation pool. According to Bureau of Reclamation figures released Monday the water was only 0.1 feet from the top on June 30. The lake contained 41,390 acre feet of water and some 24,630 acre feet of that was in active storage. While mean inflow into the lake was 93 cubic-feet-per- second as opposed to the mean outflow of 45 cubic-feet-per- second, the present inflow was only 35 cubic-feet-per-socond and the outflow was 69 cubic- feet-per-second. Rainfall at the lake site is 109 percent of nor- real. So far this year 14.26 in- ches have been received. Some 135 d.f.s, are being diverted into the Courtland Canal but the water is being used to irrigate 1,940 acres in Nebraska and 9,550 acres in Kansas above Lovewell Lake. 18,450 acres are irrigated below the lake. The Superior canal is serving 5,840 acres this year. Former Express Printer Tells of His Church Editor's Note. The following story reprinted from the Long Beach, Calif., Independent Press-Telegram features Richard Ferguson, a former Nebraska editor and Express printer. Traveling around the country en a bus tour a few years ago, a retired Nebraska newspaper editor and his wife found themselves in Long Beach for a few days. Come Saturday night, they wondered about a congenial church to attend Sunday morning. "The clerk at the hotel suggested one over at Third and Linden," Richwrd Ferguson recalled in a chat this week. "We liked it. Went back for the Tuesday afternoon fun session." It was the church pastored by the sprightly Rev. Dr. Hodge Maclivain Eagleson, who six years ago turned faltering Httle Moore Memorial Methodist Church into an innovative non- demoninational Senior Citizen Church. The Fergusons came hack to spend a couple of winters here, and two years ago made the big move to stay. "Sold my cown and moved to town," the 77-year-old Ferguson said with a twinkle. The former editor of the Friend, Neb., Sentinel came to the interview in the best newupaper tradition--armed with factual notes about the church, and asking that we play down his personal life and play up the church. The little house of worship which helped the Fergusons make their decision to move here has gorwn to a mem- p of 800. When it was organized as a Senior Citizens church late in 1965 the entire congregation could be seated in one pew. After the regular Sunday School and service ("Don't forget to mention that Dr. Eagleson is a powerful preacher, have you ever heard him?" says Ferguson) there's |clalizing and a snack. The Tuesday fun session includes a singalong and an "amateur" program. "It's a little corny sometimes I guess," Ferguson shrugs,, "but it's fun. Then on Friday or Saturday nights there's a social evening, night club style. As would be expected, women tend to outnumber the men in the congregation, thought there are an increasing number of men. "Women outlive men, as everyone knows," Ferguson notes, "and they usually are more consistent churchgoers." He pays tribute to the choir, led by director Elsie Davis. "She is a trained musician, and very good. My wife Nelle en- joyes singing with the choir, she sings in some duets. She's 80." What about the argument advanced by some that it's better for people not to segregate themselves by age? Ferguson replies that he is not an expert on this, and personally wouldn't want to live in one of the senior citizen housing .developments, but he does know that at the senior church "you find a lot of friends, People feel like they have known each other for years, even though they don't. "I'm not even sure of the last names of many of the folks. It's not formal." In addition to the spiritual content and the good times, members regularly organize visits to convalescent homes and hospitals, where they spread a little cheer. Ferguson for the past year has taken on a once-a-week asalgnement at Veterans Hospttal, where he teaches printing as part of a manual arts therapy program. And what do the Fergusons think of Long Beach as a place to live? Again, the newspaperman's realism. "We like it. My wife likes it very much. Scenic-wise it's not really a choice spot, and the downtown could use some rebuilding and fixing up. But, the climlate is certainly one of the best and the people are friendly. And you have a splendid newspaper, I'm very impressed by it. "For beauty," he continued, "I'd take the Monterey area. It takes a bit of money to retire there, I suspect, Down here you can find any class, plenty in meager circumstances too." It's been a cold winter back in Nebraska, Ferguson un- derstands, and he can do nicely without that. A lifetime's ties will take him hack to his old state to visit, but ... "As Thomas Wolfe once said, and as your columnist Mac Epley wrote about so well, you can't go home again." "Home" is now Long Beach to the Fergusons, and very definite part of that process is the little old church at Third and Linden with its instant friend- ships. Proceedings Superior Public Schools District No. II Nuckolls County Superior, Nebraska Regular meeting: Monday, July 10, 1972. Members present: Leslie Alexander, Darold Hiatt, Vernon Johnson, Donald Meyer, Joe Schaaf, Marshall Vale. Members absent: None. Ad- ministrative Staff Present: Dale D. Mooberry, Superin- tendent of Schools. I The regular meeting of the Board of Education, District No. 11, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, was called to order by President Vernon Johnson at 7:30 p.m., in the Superin- tendent's Office at the High School. (This regular meeting notice was published in the Superior Express on Thursday, June 22, 1972, as well as a notice that the tentative agenda might Subscribe Now to A 1967 PICKUP overturned as a result of the collision of it and a Buick automobile near Bostwick Sunday. The car is shown sitting in the intersection. Ed Clark of The Nebraska Highway Patrol investigated. Express Photo Red Cross Drive The newly revitalized Red Cross chapter in Nuckolls County has closed its 1972 fund drive after raising $I,389. Of the money raised, half will stay in the county and the balance will be sent to the national organization. Mrs. Bill Erickson was county fund drive chairman. Those conducting the precinct drives and the amount raised were Hardy Township, Mrs. Bradley Blair, $74.53; Nora, be secured for renew at the Superintendent's Office). It was moved by Meyer and seconded by Alexander to ap- prove the minutes of the last regular meeting (June 12, 1972) as printed. By Roll call: Ayes 6; nays 0; motion carried. It was moved by Alexander and seconded by Vale to ap- prove the General Fund Claims (June 1972) and Certified and Non-Certified Personnel salaries (July 1972) as sub- rnitted by Superintendent Dale D. Mooberry and to issue warrants to pay same totalling $38,923.73. By roll call: Ayes 6; nays 0, moron carried. Local Bills Ace Construction Co. $ 88.00 Alexander Motors 34.50 Certified payroll 29,558.90 Chard Drug Store 10.88 Christenson & Son 8.32 Coast to Coast 219.83 Deuel Pharmacy 53.82 Gambles 188.25 Gas Service Company 17.72 Eleanor Harriger 4.52 George Jackson 60.00 Jennie's Hobby Haven 130.77 George F. Johnson, jr., 24.25 Gary Kile 328.00 Lee's Champlin 101.97 Mullet's 285.01 Nobles Plumbing 27.72 Non-certified salaries 3,883.25 Sidles Company 142.95 Superior Express 25.60 Superior Insurance Agency, Inc. 17.50 Superior Light, Water & Sewer Dept. 936.86 Superior Motor Parts 11.70 Greg Uhrmacher 50.50 Valley Building Center 340.27 Whitney Insuranoe Agency 1,160.00 Woerner Ford Tractor 16.02 Out-Of-Town Bills Blue Cross-Blue Shield 556.95 County Clerk & Register of Deeds 221.31 Ginn and Company 110.31 Grolier Educational Corp. 61.12 Holt, Rinehart & Winston 3.15 Lincoln Tele & Teleg 90.83 Midstate Industrial Company 8.00 Molzer Music Company 14.75 Shuck Body Shop 45.00 Stephenson School Supply 25.95 The Farmer-Stockman of Nebraska 002.00 per year Wagner Iniured In Oklahoma Cycle Mishap Mr. and Mrs. Basil Johnson received word Wednesday that their son, Randy Wagner, had been in a motorcycle accident in Oklahoma. He is in Oklahoma City in the hospital i. satisfactory condition. Subscription rates are stll only So Use The Following Order Blank To Place Your Subscript/on Order At The Present Price: Please place my order for,--years subscription to THE FARMER-STOCKMAN of Nebraska Enclosed find Check of Money Order for $ .... Name Address Concludes Mrs. Don Gebers, $45.; Hardy Precinct, Mrs. Robert Jensby, Mrs. Bill Corman and Mrs. Hans Mikkelsen, $39; Abdal, Delmar Shrontz, $26; Garfield, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Langer, $29; Ruskin-Spring Creek, Mrs. Ed schultz, $78.73; St. Stepheus, Father John Paracher, $50; Lawrence-Victor, Robert Mclllece and Robert Hoelting, $137.15; Hammond, Mrs. Ray Biltoft, $52.00; Liberty, Mrs. Rose Asksamit, $36.25; Oak, Mail the Above Coupon To: The Farmer-Stockman of Nebraska 148 E. 3rd Street  Superior, Nebr. 68978 City Total Claims $38,923.73 It was moved by Vale and seconded by Alexander to hold a Special Meeting (Annual Budget Hearing) to adopt the Proposed School Budget for the 1972-73 school year on Monday July 24, 1972, at 7:30 p.m. in the Superintendent's office of the High school. By roll call: Ayes 6; nays 0; motion carried. It was moved by Alexander and seconded by Schaaf to adjourn the meeting--10:00 p.m. By roll call: Ayes 6; nays 0; motion carried. These minutes are public record and may be reviewed at anytime during normal school business hours at the Superintendent's office. The next regular meeting of the Beard of Education will be held on Monday, Aug. 14, 1972, at 7:30 p.m., in the Superin- tendent's offl__ce at.  I-igh_ -! Mrs. Robert Lewis, $12.00; Sherman, Mrs. Kenneth Grossman, $24.00; Beaver, Mrs. Bob Poole, Mrs. Harry Jensen and Mrs. Herbert Ray, $35.00; Bostwick, Mrs. Eulin Ebsen, $18.25; Alban, Mrs. Robert Woerner, jr., $25.75; Nelson, C. E. Wehrman, $195.00; Mrs. Ivan Trout, $27.00; Blaine, Mrs. John Bauman, $36.75, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Krotzinger, Dan DeLong, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Vergo, Mr. and Mrs. John Price, Mrs. Richard Winehar, Mrs. Jim Loop, Mrs. Dee Swihart, Larry Darby, Mrs. Thomas Mason, Mrs. Dix Hansen, Mrs. Wylie Jensen, Richard Sullivan, Mrs. Dale Slusher, Clarence France, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Schlarb, Ray Norris, jr., and Owen Christensen helped with Red Cross night in Superior and raised $254.00 In the special drive, $75 was collected for the South Dakota flood disaster. School. Also, a tentative agenla for this meeting may be reviewed at the Superin- tendent's office after Thursday, Aug. 10, 1972. Dale D. Mooberry Secretary Board of Education July 10, 1972 i i Zip YOUR MOST Snap-A-Part Forms During the week of August 7, 8 and 9, Nuckolls County will hold its 97th annual fair. This is commonly called "Fair Week" by most people. Likewise, during some week in July or August a county fair is held in most counties. This is a busy time for 4-H members, leaders and parents. The county fair not only gives the boys and girls a chance to exhibit their projects, but the county fair also presents an unusual opportunity to put one of the important activities of the extension service on public display in the "Show Window of the County." 4-H activities dominate most county fairs and when one considers the potential of these young people, they are them- selves considered the most important exhibit at the county fair. While people regard county fairs in many different ways, depending on their age, background and interests, the local fairs are an opportunity for education. It is a method of presenting the story of better farming, homemaking and youth development. This year the Nuckolls County Fair Board has added many new attractions to make the fair more inviting to both the young and old. In addttionto the rodeo, there will he the regular mid- way with many new rides, a horse and pony race, and for the first time in a number of years, stock car races will be held. Polyunsaturated fats are usually liquid oils of vegetable origin. Polyunsaturated fats tend to lower the level of cholesterol in the blood by helping the body eliminate excess, newly formed cholesterol according to the Nebraska Heart Association. Cholesterol is a waxy material used in many of the body's chemical processes. Everyone requires itin correct amounts for good health, the Nebraska Heart Association says, but too much cholesterol in the circulation encourages the development of heart and blood vessel diseases. COMPLETE Registers and Register Forms SOURCE OF Continuous Forms / Salesbooks FORMS Manifold Books BUSINESS L. '" .. IN THE Guest Checks NATION Tags The Superi,or Express "The Leading Newspaper of South Central Nebraska" Phone S79-3291 Superior, Nebruka Did You Know?.. 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