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8A THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS Thursday, October 10, 2013 Straight from the Horse's Mouth By Duane A. Lienemann Thankful to have been a 4-H Club member My parents tried to make sure that regardless of the disadvantages that came with a large family (10 young- sters) living on a dry-land farm, we would experience wholesome and use- ful ventures like church camps and youth activities, music, and it was a given that we would all be active in the 4-H program. My parents believed in the program and what it provided for their children and all young people. I, and most of my siblings, were mem- bers of the Franklin County Happy Farmers 4-H Club. We all had projects from livestock to cooking and sewing. Some of my best memories include working with my 4-H baby beef project or my grain competition. I enjoyed going to our 4-H meetings and espe- cially the 4-H project tour. It was fun teasing my sisters about their cooking and sewing, especially when my brother and I would convince them that they better not take that loaf of bread or muffins or no-bake cookies to the fair because they could do much better than that. Sometimes they would take us serious and try it again and we got to taste the rejects. Mission accom- plished. This week more than 6 million young people across the country, rep- resenting 109 land grant universities and their cooperative extension Sys- tem through their 3,100 local exten- sion offices across the country, will be celebrating National 4-H Week, which takes place annually during the first full week of October. Since 4-H began more than 110 years ago, it has become the nation's largest youth organization. The 4-H idea is simple: help young people and their families gain the skills needed to be proactive forces in their communi- ties and develop ideas for aore inno- vative economy. 4-H historically opened the door for young people to learn leadership skills and revolution- ized how youth connected to practical, hands-on learning experiences outside the classroom. In the late 1800s, re- searchers discovered adults in the farm- hag community did not readily accept new agricultural developments on uni- versity campuses, but found that young people were open to new thinking and would experiment with new ideas and share their experiences with adults. In this way, rural youth programsintro- duced new agriculture technology to communities. The idea of practical and hands-on learning came from the desire to con- nect public school education to coun- try life. Building community clubs to help solve agricultural challenges was a first step toward youth learning more about the industries in their commu- nity. Early programs tied both public and private resources together for the purpose of helping rural youth. A.B. Graham, a school principal in Ohio, began to promote vocational agricul- ture in rural schools in out-of-school clubs. He started one such youth pro- gram in Clark County, Ohio in Janu- ary, 1902. O. J. Kern started a similar club one month later, in February, 1902, in Winnebago County, Illinois. These early clubs were project oriented. Many had names like Tomato Club, Corn Clubs, Pig Club, Baby Beef Club and Canning Club. These clubs are considered in the birth of 4-H in the United States. Jessie Field Shambaugh developed the clo- ver pin with an H on each leaf in 1910, and by 1912 .they were officially called 4-H clubs. The passage of the Smith- Lever Act in 1914 created the coopera- tive extension system and nationalized 4-H. Believe it or not, 4-H was actually developed long before cooperative extension was founded. Webster County was home to one of the earliest 4-H agricultural youth clubs in Ne- braska. The county's first Baby Beef Club was organized in Bladen in 1919, one of the very first "clubs in the state. The club now named 4-B 4-H, is still in existence and is still ,showing beef. Today, 4-H serves youth in rural, urban, and suburban communities in every state across the nation. 4-H mem- bers are tackling the nation's top is- sues, from global food security, cli- maS change find sustainable energy to childhood obesity and food safety. 4-H out-of-school programming, in-school enrichment programs, clubs and camps also offer a wide variety of opportuni- ties from agricultural and animal sci- ences to rocketry, robotics, environ- mental protection and computer sci- ence. As a 4-H member in the 50s and 60s, I didn't have all of those projects to choose from, but 4-H had a signifi- cant positive impact on me as I am sure it did on other young people just like me. Recent findings indicate that, when compared to their peers, young people in 4-H are: 1) Nearly 4 times more likely to contribute to their communi- ties; 2) Two times more likely to pur- sue healthy behaviors like, and 3) Two times more likely to engage in science, technology, engineering and math pro- grams in the out-of-school time. While those virtues are important, I believe that something else is even more so. Hundreds of thousands of young people have over the years learned the four H's. Head, Heart, Hands trod Health and how they are the four values members work on through fun and engaging programs. They pledged their head to clearer thinking, their heart to greater loyalty, their hands to larger service, and their health to better living, for their club, their com- munity, their country and their world. We recited that slogan before each meeting. I still believe in those things. and still subscribe to the 4-H motto of "Making the Best Better" Obituaries Carol Fenimore Carol Joy (Tyler) Fenimore, 84,- was one of six children born to Oscar and Veda (Wilson) Tyler. She was born on a farm northwest of Bostwick, on Dec. 25, 1928. A Christmas baby, she lamented the fact that while grow- ing up she never really bad a birthday party. Her birthday was always lost in the Christmas season. Her early years were with the fam- ily in the farm house until it burned to the ground. Then Carol along with her family moved to another farm lo- cated about 6 miles north of Guide Rock. She attended the Eckley grade school. Later her family moved into Guide Rock where she attended high school through her junior year. The family then moved to Edgar where her father had taken a job as a tractor mechanic. Carol graduated from Edgar High School with the Class of 1946. On'Sept. 2, 1948, Carol was united Quaker Replacement Windows Available in a variety of styles and virtually any size. Hours: Monday.Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m Saturday, 7".30 a.m.-4 p.m. 155 N. Central, Superior, NE 68978 402-879-3296 I E; Took4ofthetop5  1 \\;  rankingsinaleading. ,/ Y N.  consumerm@azin! / / HOIDA Power Equipment [I;RAVt I.Y] Best Zero-Tum Mower in the Cornpet#ivel Prke Zero- Turn Mowers IMumy! To learn more about our services and specialties: www.superioroutdoorpower.com in marriage to Dean L. Fenimore. To this union two sons were born, James L. and Michael D. They also mourned the loss of infant daughter at child- ' birth. Carol always seemed to have a job in addition to being a housewife and mother. She worked at a variety of places including the Armour plant, 10th Street Superette with the Rempe fam- ily and later at the Plains Motel with Bill and Lorna Hill. Later in life she enjoyed camping at Lovewell Lake on the weekends. Dur- ing the week she enjoyed, much to the delight of local gasoline stations, go- : ing for rides. She and Dean would drive around the area looking for deer, turkey, bald eagles and otherforms of wildlife. Once in a while their rides ended up at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Hastings, her favorite. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister Yvonne; and brothers Robert, Gerald, Roger and James. Survivors include her husband, Dean, of Superior; sons, Jim and Mike, both of Superior; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Her funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Superior. The Rev. Floyd Richardson will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Superior. Irene Davis Irene Davis, 92, died Monday at the Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home in Hebron. The daughter of W. Earl and Dina (Hespen) Schaeffer, she was born Feb. 27,1921, on a farm near Ruskin. She graduated from Ruskin High School and taught school for one year. Irene married John F. Davis on Sept. 16,1939. Four children, Carol, Stanley, Betty and Dixie, were born to this union. In the early years of their mar- riage, they lived in several Nebraska towns with the majority of the time residing in Hebron and Geneva. Irene Will be remembered as the "Avon Lady" and the "Bunny Bread Girl" and for her love of playing cards and fish- ing. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; parents, Earl and Dina Schaeffer; one brother, Eugene; an in- fant sister, Mildred; and a great-grand- son, Cad Petersen. Irene is survived by one son, Stanley; three daughters, Mrs. Dou- glas Marsh (Carol), Betty Davis, and Dixie Davis, all of Lincoln, Neb.; three sisters, Helen Buckles of Hebron, Pauline Fisher of Kearney, and Bertha Christensen of Superior; one brother, Harry Schaeffer of Lincoln, Neb.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren. Her funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church in Hebron with burial following in the Davenport City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today (Thurs- day) at Price Funeral Home. Evelyn Oberheide Evelyn H. Oberheide,95, the daugh- ter of John and Sophia (Blatmer) Frey was born Jan. 6, 1918 at Guide Rock. She died Friday at the Heritage Care Center in Red Cloud. Evelyn attended Pleasant Hill El- ementary School and then went on to graduate atEckley High School. Evelyn was united in marriage to Dean C. Oberheide on March 16, 1938, at Leadville, Colo. This union was blessed with the birth of one son: Kendall. In 1943 they moved to a farm east of Red Cloud. Evelyn farmed along side her hus- band working the land and raising live- stock. Evelyn particularly enjoyed gar- dening, sewing and time with family and friends. Intheir younger years, Evelyn and Dean attended area dances. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dean, and son Kendall; brothers, Lee, Everette, Marion and Neil Frey; and sisters, Ardis Gerlach, Esther Waugh and Bernice Frey. Survivors include her grandchil- dren, Lily Mousel, Red Cloud, and John Oberheide, Hastings; a sister, Frances Brubaker, Red Cloud; and two great-grandchildren, Kendall and Karley Oberheide. Her funeral was held yesterday (Wednesday) at the Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Red Cloud. The Rev. Joel Rathbun officiated. Burial was in the Guide Rock Cemetery. 'Harold Mitchell Harold Charles Mitchell, 88, the son of Raymond Mitchell and GIadys (Campbell) Mitchell was born Sept. 8, 1925, near Byron. He died Monday at Republic County Hospital, Belleville. an assocmte's degree. On Nov. 21, 1948, he was united in marriage to Edna Bowen. To this union two children, Karen and Kevin, were born. Harold worked at his parents' meat market in Byron and later in their imple- ment business in Belleville. His first love was raising crops and beef cattle on his farm. Harold was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Belleville. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Edna. Harold is survived by his children: Mrs. Larry Cheney (Karen) of rural Republic and Kevin Mitchell of Chi- cago, I11,; and one brother, Manrice Mitchell, Chester. His funeral will be held at 10:0 a.m. Friday at the First United Meth- odist Church, Belleville, with Pastor Emily Meckley officiating. Interment will be in the Washing- ton Cemetery, near Republic. Visitation was from 1 until 9 p.m. Wednesday, and will be from 9 to 9 today (Thursday) at the Bach- elor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville. Vernon Gebers Vernon LeRoy Gebers, 75. son of Otto Gebers and Willemenia (Hoops) Gebers, was born Dec. 12, 1937, in rural Republic County. He died Sun- day at his home near Chester. through third at Prairie Flower School in Republic County, fourth through eight grade at Cracker Box School in Thayer County and gradu- ated from Byron High School in 1955. He was united in marriage to Joleen A. Kirchhoff on May 18,1958.Tothisuniontwodaugh- ters were born, Cindy Lou and Carla Kay. He was employed by Richard Reinke building rafters and W. G. Reinke Lumber Company in Byron. He started fanning in 1958 moving to the current farm place in 1960. Richard J. Mazour D.D.S. Creating Exceptional Smiles Taking Appointments He was a member of the Kansas Rural Fire Board, church councils and with much prayer and study, he and Joleen became charter members of Abiding Word Lutheran Church, AFLC, Deshler. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Minnie Gebers; and two brothers, Clarence and Marvin Gebers. He is survived by his wife, Joleen A. Gebers,ofrural Chester; two daugh- ters, Mrs. Kevin Wollenberg (Cindy) of Byron, 'and Mrs. Larry seaman (Carla) of Hebron; four grandchildren, Cassidy Seaman, Keamey, Mrs. Jared Bauck (Ashley) Hays, Jessica Wollenberg, Belleville, and Nathan Seaman of Hebron; one great-grand- son, Quintyn Bauck, Hays; and one sister, Delores Heitmann, Byron. His funeral wiU be held at 2:30 p.m. today (Thursday) at Abiding Word Lutheran Cburch, Deshler. The Rev. George Lautner and Pastor Mark Baldwin will officiate. Interment will be in Chester Cem- etery. Baehelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, is in charge of arrange- Harold received his early education ments. in the rural Washington township el- Lyle Wagers ementary schools, graduating from Byron High School. He attended Kan- Lyle W. Wagers, 85, of Shickley, sas State University, graduating with died Thursday at the Nebrask a Heart Hospital, Lincoln. Friday and Saturday for Dr. Richard Mazour New patients welcome Crowns and Bridges Dentislry for the entire family Partials and Dentures Tooth colored fillings Root Canal Treatment Extractions Combining Cosmetics and Necessity Fast Braces No Charge for Consultations ACCEPTING 235 East 4th St Superior, Ne 68978 wsA (402) 879-3192 MASTERCARDDIsCOVER www.mazourdental.com CARE CREDIT He was bom Dec. 16, 1927, in Geneva, to Deino Winter and Blanche (Heald) Wagers. He attended Summit School before transferring to Shickley Public School in his elementary years. After graduating from Shickley Public School in 1945, Lyle enlisted in the United States Army. In the spring of 1946 he was sent to Japan, where he was head of the Motor Pool of the 24  Division, 21 = Regiment. In 1948, Lyle returned home and began fanning south of Shickley. On June 17, 1951, he married his wife, Iris White. They became parents of three , daughters and one son. Lyle served on the school board, for seven years, coached girls softball and announced at Shickley home football games. His community involvement included serv- ing on the town board and in his church where he was a lay leader, trustee, chairman of the church parish council, taught Sunday school and was super- intendent of Sunday school. He was aiso'a member of the Shickley Ameri- can Legion, Davenport VFW, and the Shickley Lions Club. Even though Lyle enjoyed farming, one of his greatest ambitions was to be an auctioneer. As a child, Lyle would accompany his father to the livestock market in Davenport. When Lyle re- turned home to do his chores, he would practice auctionring by selling pigs. He didn't put his love of anctioneering into practice until he answered a newspaper advertisement. A packing plant in Hastings hired Lyle as a cattle buyer.He later worked for the Wilson Company out of Omaha as their cattle buyer and aucfioneered on the weekends. Lyle and Iris shared many hobbies including frequenting flea markets, auctions, square dancing and travel- ing. He had a passion for the Shickley Longhorns and the school itself as he continued to volunteer at the school. He spent many hours at school watch- ing over the children as playground supervisor; encouraging them by help- mg out at district music contests, at- tending speech contests and cheering them on at sporting events. Survivors include his wife, Iris; daughters, Patricia Wagers of Lincoln, Mrs. Dale Arp (Peggy) of Lincoln, and Lyla Wagers of Lincoln; a brother, John Keith Wagers of Oakland, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. Orland Hargens (Aileen) of Lincoln and Mildred Schmutte of Sacraroento, Cali_f.; a grandson Rich- ard Lyle Fushia  Longmont, Colo.; and great-grandchildren, Christopher Pratt and Matthew and Nathaniel Fushia. Lyle was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Zella Hawley and Pauline Trembly; and a son, David Wayne Wagers. His funeral was held Wednesday in the Shickley Public School Gymna- sium with Pastors Scharleen Cross and Sean Noltofficiating. The family asked those attending to wear green. Aaron Hughes Aaron James Hughes, 32, the son of Jimmie and Dianna (Sample) Hughes- Epp was born on Nov. 21, 1980, in Superior. He died Saturday in Supe- rior. Aaron attended and graduated from Superior High School with the Class of 1999. During high school, Aaron par- ticipated in foot- ball, baseball, bas- ketball, wrestling and FFA. He had a love for the out- doors and liked anything that in- volved being out- [ side. He enjoyed t many hours of hunt- ing and fishing with his dad and his brother, Chris. During high school, Aaron operated his own lawn care busi- ness and at one time had 57 lawns he cared for. The family dog, "Chuck," was his constant companion. After high school Aaron worked for Lincoln Truck Center as a parts specialist. He worked the majority of his adult life for Lincoln Truck Center, where he was employed at the time of his death. Aaron's pride and joy of his life were his two son' s, Clayson who was bom in 2000 and Jayden who was born in 2008. Aaron loved children and wherever he went children were close by. Aaron was especially close to his two nieces, Alexandra and Carlee. He thought the world of them and would have done anything for them. Aaron will be remembered for his fun loving nature, his kidding ways and most of all his contagious smile. MEMORIAL NT He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Edna Hughes and Ronald and Linda Sample; and his father, Jim Hughes, on Jan. 4, 2007. He is survived by his two children, Clayson Hughes and Jayden Hughes; his mother Dianna Epp and her hus- band, Gary, of Hickman; his brother, Christopher, of Plattsmouth; stepsis- ters, Rylee and Keely Epp, both of Hiekman; nieces,AlexandraandCarlee Hughes of Lincoln, Neb.; and step grandfather, Alan Epp, of Plymouth. His funeral was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with Pastor Ron Drury officiating. Pallbearers were Ronald Sample, Duane Sample, Ryan Sample, David Rogers, Maynard Crispin and Steve Jensen. Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery, Superior. Megrue-Price Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. , I Nora By.o00. .... iiii I ,, Mary Ann Meyer and Helen Gebers attended a card party at the home of, Dale and Pat Frahm Sunday evening. Helen Gebers, Mary Ann Meyer, Steve and Diane Gebers, Dave and Sherry Gebers, and Haley Gebers at- tended a 50th wedding anniversary dinner honoring Alfred and Janell Hanson and Eulin and Betty Ebsen and the 25th wedding anniversary of Pastors Don and Margaret Olson at Salem Lutheran Church following worship services Sunday noon. Melba Lynch attended Nora UMW meeting at the home of Rhea Thomsen last Wednesday afternoon. Friday morning Marvin and Vir- ginia Lewis attended a 60th wedding anniversary coffee at the Ruskin cafe honoring Emil and Geraldine Stichka. Helen Gebers was among guests of Arlen and Ines Lunzmann in Byron Thursday evening. Roger and Sue Williams and FAd and Ruth Epley visited with Tom and Margo Carlson at the Vestey Center Thursday and later ate supper at a cafe in Mankato. Saturday afternoon Sue Williams attended a baby shower honoring Carissa (VanSkiver) Pierce at the Nelson Community Center. Lisa Baalmann, Salina, came Thurs- day to visit her parents, Irvin and Murlene Schleufer. Murlene and Lisa went to Omaha Friday and visited with Paul and Nancy Turley and Jennifer. Saturday they were among guests of Dorothy Ray in Omaha. Sunday they returned home and Lisa went back to Salina. J ,o,, I" Rubber Stamps Superior Publlehing Co. 148 E. 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