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No. 32 3"he Superior Express Official Nuckolls County Newspaper Price 50 National Edition Member of Nebraska Press Association and National Newspaper Association 20 Pages in Three Sections ISSN 0740-0969 2002 Superior Publishing Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002 Superior, Nebraska 68978 y scouts participated in a flag retirement ceremony in Lincoln Park, Superior. Above, Jesse Taylor cuts apart the red and White The red stripes, white stripes and stars were each burned separately. Approximately 30 worn, torn and tattered flags were retired. Other olding the flag are Dalen Tietjen (center) Nick Hawley (far back corner) Michael Perry (holding stars). Cub scouts watch in the back ground day camp assistant stand at attention on the left. Cub scouts attending day camp were Levi Schultz, Zach Dressman, Brandon Simonsen, Wes Clyde, Austin Kroeger, Luke Renz, Ross Porter, Jacob Hawley, Spencer Blackstone, Rhys Williams, Chris Lundquist and Brett Garver. Steve Headrick, Jeff Christiancy, Darren Blackstone, Kevin Knoell, Todd Kroeger, B.J. Gardner, Tonja Blackstone or GIS may spell Nuckolls Co. maps with $1,500 worth of software and some hand held equipment." Robb recommended a computer software program called 'Artview'." "The GIS shows an amazing amount of detail," Robb said. Discussion with the county sur- veyor in a meeting earlier this year, indicated more thah $75,000 Of tlr - veying work might be the first step in (Continued to Page 4A) accuracy of multiple tasks currently done by hand in the assessor's office. For the road department GPS would help with the documentation of sign placement, assist with the marking and sizing of culverts and various other tasks requiring specific location deci- sions. "All state bridges are already marked (GPS)," Robb said, "'I think the road department can get started FSA crop history letters confuse county farmers '2002 PFC Acres' are exactly that, the Production Flexibility Contract acre- ages that producers are currently earn- ing benefits on through the 1996-2002 AMTA Program. They are not the 2002 planted acres. This year's planted acre- ages are not part of the new base calcu- lation and this column shall not be confused with the others." Kovanda concludes: "FSA training on this new program is next week so more information should be available by Aug. 15. The actual base selection process will take place sometime after Sept. 1 and producers will receive an- other letter with information and farm- by-farm options at that time." Community-wide garage sales in Superior Saturday Saturday is expected to be abusy day for many Superior residents for the day has been designated as commu- nity-wide garage sale day. Thirty-one sale locations are advertised in this issue. Several of those locations are multi-family sales. Twice each year, the last Saturday of April and the second Saturday of August, this newspaper sponsors the community-wide sales event. The August date always includes a number of shoppers looking for back- to-school clothes and gardeners offer- ing their surplus garden vegetables for sale. The sale locations and a description of items at each location and a map of Superior may be found in the com- bined classified section of this news- paper and the Jewell County Record newspaper which is published at Mankato. Each person registering a garage sale received a sign to mark their sale location as an official particpant. I1|1 Markets i i Superior Market Wednesday, August 7, 2002 ,, New Crop Corn ............................... 2.38 2.48 Milo ................................ 2.51 2.48 Wheat ............................ 3.72 3.75 Soybeans ........................ 5.43 4.93 Land owners and operators received letters recently from the Nuckolls County FSA Office with information concerning their farm's cropping his- tory, according to Dale Kovanda, county FSA director. "Although we didn't draft the let- ter, we did send it, and it contains confusing information in one particu- lar location," Kovanda added. "We' ve already received a lot of calls from producers concerning the column that says '2002 PFC Acres', especially since it sits to the right of the headings for the 1998 through 2001 acres. The 1998- 2001 headings indicate the actual planted acreazes those years while the continues related to us- istem (GPS) ystem (GIS) )unty. Monday, reported sinners on visits in Franklin, Phelps and ,uld be more for the county road for the county asses- to aerial maps used for years only jt and in color. provides the longitude geographi- the appropriate com- would calculate gnated par- and increase the Observer Ire ........................... 103 63 0.00 ....................... 0.00 ........................ 9.74 1 ..................... 26.91 1 ..................... 3.24 1 ................... 20.21 who have survived cancer took the first lap at the Relay for Life at the Superior Wildcat track Friday night. The first lap was named were present to open the evening activities. The event raised more than $11,000 to assist with cancer research. Lew Hunter receives screenwriting honors By Kenny Ray Hunter Special to The Superior Express Superior resident and Guide Rock native Lew Hunter scooped up another trophy for the Day House Saturday in Los Angeles. The American Screen- writers Association, an organization he helped establish, finally got him to sit still long enough to accept their Hall of Fame Award as part of their weeklong Selling to Hollywood Con- ference. At the same banquet, Mary Tyler Moore received the David and Lynn Angell Humanitarian Award; named for the co-creator of Wings and Frasier, who along with his wife Lynn were killed in the terrorist attack of Septem- ber 1 l th. At the pre-banquet recep- tion, Mary greeted Lew warmly, re- membering him from the days when he was a network executive. The ceremonies, held Saturday brought Lew back to Universal City, which was once the backlot and stu- dios of Universal Pictures. Lon Diamond, a student from his first class at UCLA, (now a successful television writer, working on his first big-budget feature) gave a speech which was a combination celebrity roast and tribute. He recounted Lew's career which included three decades as an executive for Walt Disffey, NBC, and other networks and motion picture companies, before Lew found his true calling, teaching. His teaching career took Lew to every inhabited continent on the globe; and he established screenwriting programs at the Sorbonne University in Paris, London Superior's Low Hunter and Mary Tyler Moore were honored Satuday night by the American Screeenwriters Association. University, Moscow University, and in other world capitals. Shyly acknowledging the standing ovation from 300 guests (who paid $125 a plate), Lew insisted on sharing the podium with his wife, Pamela. Wearing the Hunter tartan, a kilted Lew preached the gospel of screenwriting; gently urging his con- gregation to not only entertain but to do good work. The audience, composed of his aca- demic and industry colleagues and many tbrnmr students who are now successful writers in television and motion pictures, included Shane Black, who wrote "Lethal Weapon" and "Last Boy Scout" who was the featured speaker at the screenwriting confer- ence that week. Following the banquet, Pamela and Lew hosted the "Writer's Block Redux" which revived their monthly open house in Burbank, Calif. (which ran for 20 years), when Low was teaching at UCLA. A lone walker circles the Superior Wildcat Community track and reads the individual names on the 758 luminaries along the track edge. Ten teams (representing 138 walkers) kept at least one walker from their team circling the track all night Friday, as part of the 2002 NuckoUs County Relay for Life. The event raised $11,845 for cancer research. " r 55 SHI00IVO S make first lap for cancer fund raiser The 2002 Nuckolls County Relay for Life raised $11,845 for cancer re- search. After the opening ceremonies, cancer survivors wearing purple shirts and carrying helium filled balloons took lap "won". At the end of the lap, the balloons were released as a group. Lap two was the "Parade of Teams" - 138 people composed the 10 relay teams. As survivors circled the track, their names were read and the number of years they have survived. Those present were Carolyn Adams - 3 years, Paul Albrecht - 1.5 years, Sherri Beam - 4 years, Mildred Black - 15 years, Sandy Bothwell - 5 years, Carol Brant - 5 years, Donna Christensen - 14 years, Pat Czirr- 8 years, Jan Diehl - 8 years, Ruth Disney - 3 years, Marsha Drudik - 7 years, Keith Eickmann - 39 years, Loretta Feistner- 19 years, Buck Flower - 17 years, Dutch Flower - 3 years, Chris Gelvin - 18 years, Ella Grove - 4 years, Virgie Howe - 4 years, Paul Hutchinson - 6 years, AI Jorgenson - 7 years, Shirley Jorgenson -, 6 years, Gerry Karmazin - 9 years, Marsha Kinyoun - 6 years, Marvin Lewis - 2.5 years, Ron Lewis - 8 years, Glenadine Lorimer - 8 years, Vivian Mariska- 1 year, Frank Martin - 2 years, Judy Mertens - 12 years, Lila Mertens - 31 years, Donna Mickelsen 7 years, LaMira Mueller- 20 years, Ruth Noren - 15 years, Charith Owen I year, Leona Paulsen - 7 years, Elsie Penney - 15 years, Bonnie Peter:sen - 4 years, Jayne Pohlmeier- 4 years, Marianne Reiman - 7 years, Pam Riley - 23 years, Jim Rodehorst - 1.5 years, Beverly Rogers - 3 years, Kendall Schendt - 2 years, Ethel Smith - I year, Blanche Statz - 3 years, Peggy Stineman - 3 years, Marlice Sullivan - 2 years, Roxanne Thompson - 20 years, Deanna Tuttle - 6 years, Elsie Uplinger- 32 years, Una Mac Wadley - 48 years, Linda Warren 15 years, Sherry Wissing - 10 years, Larry Yost - 20 years, Billy Maxey - 2 years and Nine Lea Williams - 4 years. Fifty-five survivors were present at the relay, 106 survivors registered. During the ceremonies Chris Pohlmeier presented a check on behalf of Andrew, his brother, from jars placed in Lawrence. Relay team captains with their team names were as follows: Dixie Ganshert - Home Federal, Laurie Stout - Nelson ambulance, Jennifer Warneking - Su- perior High School volleyball, Brit- tany Utecht - Superior High School volleyball, Susie Lowery - Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital, Kendra Morris - Mother's Club and fire fighters auxiliary, Sheryl Druba - Waddels and Druba Trash, Marsha Kinyoun - Superior Vision, Roberta Rowley - Ribbons and Roses and Marsha Drudik - Lawrence Nelson. The oldest person walking was Joline Allington. The youngest person walking was Colton Biltoft. The best campsite was awarded to "The Ducks" sponsored by Waddles and Druba Trash Hauling. The oldest male survivor was Ron Lewis. Mildred Black was the oldest female survivor. The youngest male survivor was Kendall Schendt. Sherri Beam was the youngest female survivor. The male who had survived the most years was Keith Eickmann. Una Mae Wadley was the female who had survived the most years. The,Nelson Good Samaritan Cen- ter participated in the relay by wearing pins and keeping track of their walks in the hallway. They collected $214.75. Profits from the Superior Lions Club food stand contributed $521.43. For the second time state stops Blue River irrigators Tuesday, the ,Department of Natu- ral Resources issued orders stopping irrigators and other water users in the Little Blue River basin that were junior (newer in time) to Nov. 1, 1968, The state line flows (required in the Blue Rivers Compact which Nebraska and Kansas entered into in 1971) are not being met. The compact requires a flow of 80 cubic feet per second at the state line during the month of August and Monday, the flows were approxi- mately 58 cubic feet per second. The department also issued orders to senior appropriators (those with pri- ority dates after Nov. I, 1968) requir- ing them not to take more than their permits allow, and to all appropriators having rights to store water telling them they could not store any additional water in their reservoirs until further notice. This is the second time this year that water users in the Little Blue River basin have been closed because of re- quired state line flows. The depart- ment closed such users on July 18 and then opened them on July 29 when flows increased. Monday the department took a Simi- lar action for appropriators in the Big Blue River basin because of reduced state line flows on that river. The Au- gust requirement on the Big Blue River is 90 cubic feet per second.