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4A THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS Thursday, August 4, 2011 "1 W - ' ...... ' t as an amazing opportumty, said LyndsJe Paddock, 17 year-old daughter of Jon and Tonya Iaddock, Superior. Paddock was recently given the chance to complete a job-shadow at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo in the penguin dpartment at the Scott Aquarium Above, Paddock poses n front of the pengu n d sp ay wh ch she had assistecl in cleaning, i .... f SHS senior 'job-shadows' at Omaha's Henry Doorly "It was an opportunity of a life- sity of Nebraska-Kearney for art and peror, and can re time.'7 .said 17 year-old Lyndsie Pad- music, is now reconsidering her col- inches and weigh a,, dock. Superior.whorecently was given lege and career plans. With the temper the chance to work with penguins at "My dream job would be to work aquarium around Zoo ach heights of 37 muchas45pounds. ature ,outside the 100 degrees, Pad- Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo during a job-shadow experience. Paddock. a senior at Superior High School who initially planned to attend the Univer- L: : SideWalk Sale 7:30 a.m'- noon Lemonade - Cookie Stand Outside Sale *DMC 6 for 50 *Yarn and other items 50 Inside Sale 15% off candles Kitty Rose 302 N Commercial : SUperor N eb 68978 with penguins, full-time, as a career," said Paddock, who is the daughter of Jon Paddock. a SUperior Police Of_ ricer, and Tonya Paddock, who works for the Superior Express and Jewell County Record newspapers. "It is not often that people have the chance to explore their dream." said Paddock, who said she wants to thank the staff at the zoo and. in particular. those who work in the Walter and Suzanne Scott Kingdom of the Seas aquarium, for the job-shadow oppor- tunity. As part of her job-shadow in the Scott Aquarium. Paddock participated in planning and preparing the meals for the penguins, which involved plac- ing medicine as needed into the gills of the fish used to feed the birds. In addi- tion, Paddock assisted in cleaning the penguin display area of the Scott Aquarium. The majority of penguins at the Henry Doorly Zoo are of the king pen- gum species which is the second larg- est penguin species, next to the era- dock was prepare environment in ' dwell, which incl her as she workec "It was cold,' she refused to corr falling down her s more than gratefi working with the t for the alternative vhich the penguins zded snow falling on said Paddock. But plain about the snow hirt because she was d and pleased to be penguins. In addition to learning what col- leges and degree, a future career at a Henry Doorly Aquarium, Pad& act closely with ticular. That pen roni" because it macaroni specie zoo after being n line more than natural home. The macaro ered a vulnerable zoo information, averaging 28 inc ing abouf 13 pc penguin win sta3 would work best for zoo such as Omaha's oo and the Scott ck was able to inter- one penguin in par- ;uin, named "Maca- is a female of the , was placed at the scued from a coast- 000 miles from her penguin is consid- ;pecies, according to -and can reach heights les. typically weigh- unds. The macaroni most of its life at sda, I At this year's SIDEWALK SALE you'll e, 1joy 1 Big Savin00l ! Surfine ketchup 24 79 OZ ..................... Pace Picante Sauce 30 2/$4 OZ ............. Jif Peanut Butter 18 oz .................. $189 Surfine Canned Vegetables 15 oz ............................... .... 2F1 Surfine Apple Juice 64 oz ........... . s129 Era 50 oz ....................................... _ a9 Cottonelle 12ct double roll......... . s599 retui'ning to Antiwctica where it breeds on rocky outlying land. "So cool," said Paddock who was almost speechless after the experience of interacting with Macaroni, or"Mac" as they sometimes call her. As well as working with Macaroni, Paddock as- sisted in setting up the "playpen" for the baby penguins during which time she was allowed to touch and pet one of them. The baby penguins .were then placed on display for a story by an Omaha television station. As well as housing the penguin display, Scott Aquarium also houses the shark tunnel and many other aquatic species' displays. Paddock was wit- ness to the preparation of the shark food as one employee prepared for the sharks' feeding time. Of the many staff members who assisted Paddock in her zoo experi- ence, she said one supervisor in par- ticular, Ruben, was especially infor- mative and helpful in discussing col- lege options for a future career at Omaha's or any other zoo involved with aquatic species Shelearned that a -degree in marine biology, which is difficult to bbtain in the midwest, would be useful for specialization and re- search, but not necessary to work with aquatic life. Often, a general biology degree will provide a broader educa- tional basis with which to work in many areas of marine biology and zo- ology. Despite her enjoyment in working with the penguins, Paddock under- stands the reality of obtaining work in the zoo field, and that often simply the rewards of being able to interact with such animals outweigh the rate of pay for such careers, as well as the less than glamorous worlt that is done behind the scenes in relation to cleaning and caring for the animals. hi plamling her next move. Pad- dock is now looking into college op- tions near Omaha orLincoln, and hopes to be able to 'obtain an internship or volunteer work with Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo in the future. "I love all animals," said Paddock, "but penguins would have to be my ultimate favorite." Guide Rock .%Sandy Carkey There was no news column from Guide Rock last week. This didn't mean there was no news--just no col- umn. The big news was the storm Thursday night. One loud clap of thunder shook our house--twice. Once was the actual strike, the other was when Harley and I both came down! i.e, it really made us jump. I learned later from the South Central Public repairman that the house at 215 High street had suffered at least a partial power outage because of it. It also "fried" our brand new internet device- -that's why no column. But as for real news, I also learned wheat/white bread ............. Surfine Pizza ................................ Kraft 8 oz. chunk cheese ............ Fairbury 12 oz. hotdogs ............. Bananas per lb ............................. 24 pack Pepsi t' .The above pe.n,guin named "Macaroni," was a rescue penguin at Omaha's Henry Doe@ Zoo in the Scott Aqt hat Lynesie eaooock, 17, Superior was ab e to interact closely with during her job-shadow there recently. I "Macaroni" for her Specific species, was rescued more than 2,000 miles from her usual habitat and is now c; at Scott Aquarium. Five people were at the Tai Chi session on Tuesday, the 18th. Six people were at the coffee hour the Wednesday following. Lee reported that they had a good time just convers- ing and drinking coffee. This past Wednesday was the monthly Birthday Party; Lee Doughman and Wanda Langer were the"birthday girls." Eight people came to share in the celebra- tion. Among the gooides we shared were Jell-O salad, :two different fruit plates, cookies, and Lenore's famous "upside down" lemon cake (but this time she left out the upside down in- gredient). Ruth Robb was also in at- tendance, back from their vacation. Always nice to see her at coffee. At the end of June. Kristen Greenhalgh and family went to Texas. The three oldest children had earned tickets through their home school read- ing program to Six Flags Amusement Park. so the family went to the amuse- ment park. On their way home, Kristen said, they stopped in Arkansas and visited her folks at one of the big lakes. They had fun water skiing and boating. Their return home was just in time for wheat harvest. After that was over, it was time to get ready for Farmer's Market. The three Oldest children have their own little businesses as part of their home schooling program. The third child, HannaIL uses some of their home-raised wheat,grinds it into flour. and bakes breads and rolls for the Farmer's Market in Superior, and then one of her brothers makes a dessert bar. Davy Crockett bars. Sounds good, I may have to go check out their bdoth. Kim Ely and family have also been busy this summer. At the end of June, first part of July. Kim, her boys, and (viathe Internet--after replacement of her mother-in-law Laurie traveled to our modem) that the Guide Rock post South Padre Island, Texas. On their 'Office is not Oh e list of potential ..... way.back: they stopped in Austin to closings: Evidently we do enough visitcousins,Sc,ott, Tammy andConnor business at the post office to keep it Ely. Scott is the son of Keith and Kyla running, at least for a while. How the Ely. At the time I spoke to her, Kim "debt crisis" debate will affect it is yet and the boys were at the Wayne Connty to be seen. And no, I'm not going to get Fair as part of a visit to her parents. She into a political discussion, also was going to attend her 15-year 32 gallon Round ,0 Trash Can O Side walk Sale Clearance In Stock Exterior Doors Hours: 10,b. Tub Hamburgor ..... ,1999 Xtra Large Eggs ............. iii..iiiiiiiii ..... 99 o Shurfresh Split top Beginning at 8 a.m.  Saturday, Aug. 6 20-50% off Clearance .. $1 99 .. $2 99 2/s3 .. $2 49 .... 49 .. $5 70 Some power tools, hand tools Bathroom faucets and accessories Many other miscellaneous items Additional 20% off sale price Select Outdoor Furniture Even Oooler  eeiol I.eide SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ,NLY I P August 6  7 I 1 NE-W  Craftsman Tool Display ....................... ................................. I |  Faucet Displavl "i Indoor-Outdoor Laghhng D splay I II ! I .' ...... " W ,- - v- I v ..-- , II ... . .dAm... l a I ........ ............................. ............................ , II 00uperlor -araware i larium, ,lamed red for class reunion. Last weekend, (July 23 and 24) Kim's friend, Robin Ostermeyer. and her three children from South Sioux City joined Kim and fam- ily camping at the Mormon Island site in Hastings. While there, they also visited the Hastings water park. Kim also attended the wedding of a friend while in Hastings. The wheat harvest is over. Lester at CPI reports the the harvest was good, although he thought it was less than last year. due to fewer acres being planted. He said the quality was excel- lent. except for some problems with disease; test weights held up and the wheat came in dry. My contact at Farmer's Union said about the same thing, except he thought the harvest was a little better than last year. Not much other news to report. But now that the garage project is done, and the hot weather has set in, making my sewing room intolerable for more than a couple of hours in the early morning, I should have time to start calling around for news. However. I've been having too much fun surfing the Internet. Once the novelty of hav- ing access 24/7 wears off. I will start "doing my job" as it should be done. So next week's column will probably be all the news you've already heard. As a quote, Lee put on the blackboard at the Senior Center, ""The good thing about living in a small town is that if I don't know what I' m doing, everybody else does." Republic By Mrs. Alvin Petersen Jean Farleeaccompanied Marilyn Nickels and Tara Milleson for several days visiting relatives in Buchman and Saginaw, Mich. Evelyn Sweet, Estaline Bouray and Oleta Hobson jointly celebrated their birthdays at the Hardy cafe. Present to help them celebrate were neighbors, Helen Aurand. Ilene Aurand, Donna Clark. Maurine Clark and Jean Jensby. Vida Boman. LeeRoy and Bonnie Elliott and Janet Weir were among those attending a birthday dinner eel- ebrating Verlene Veteto's day held at a Courtland business, was an open house later from 2 On Thursday Virginia Peter Carol Levendofsky visited De Viola McGowan and Frank They celebrated the birthdays and Frank. On July 24, the Republic Methodist Women conducted services at the Republic Unite, odist Church on the fruit of th President Betty Bouray led the with members, Jean Charles, Elliott, Jean Walls, Connie Smi Erkenbrack and Virginia Peter senting the "fruits." Jean Wa the children's sermon on the ta ily. Virginia Petersen presenteq nition pins to Bob Burge a 75t1 birth- . There -4 p.m. ;en and an and Harris. ,fDean United rorship Meth- spirit. service Bonnie th, Judy ien pre- Is gave ier fam- I recog- Ld Judy Erkenbrack. A special school offering was taken instead of the welc me bags this year. The service closed vith The Servant song. Ward and llene Aurand ,isited a friend. Wilma Smith, in Bodstone Memorial Hospital. Chris Springer, Noah and Jacob were weekend guests of Bert'  Evert. Clifford Hobson was a 1 ;t Satur- day guest of his mother, Oleta Hobson. Belinda Myers, Jim Gmn and Clinton, Whitney, Nevaeh a: id Trista Spitler were weekend guest ; of Bob and Shirley Gunn All attended the Gunn reunion at Hardy. Mary Agnes Johnson and Mildred Fogle, Concordia, were in Pla inville to Howard and Leslie Ann F gle's to celebrate the birthdays of S aea, five, and Shyla, two, Bowers, Re fiord. Of course their parents, Zack an Amanda Bowers, were present and ;hris, Jill and Ryan Fogle, Bellaire. Debbie Kline, Lander, lye., and Samantha Smith, Hudson, x; lye., vis- ited Debbie' s parents and San 's grand- parents, Bill and ConnieSrn ith. They also visited Sam' s father and Debbie' s brother, Tim Smith and amily in Scandia and other family lit the area. They all attended the Gunn t',eunion in Hardy on Sunday. The Tuesday morning B ble Study group has started a new sus and the Parables. Super Savings at Saturdr y, Aug. 7:30 a. n. SU I)eri0r P harmat:y 0 Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts 0 Candle Warmers 0 Zanybands 0 Books 0 Crazy Mountain 0 Handbags 0 Wallets 0 Much, Much More! SPECIALS INSIDE AND OUT! 348 N. Central Superior, Nob. TDOOR / /