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Editkm ,Sections Year No. 45 Official Nuckolls County Newspaper "l SN Member of Nebraska Press Association 0740-0969 © 2003 Superior Publishing Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved Superior, Nebraska 68978 and National Newspaper Association Price 50¢ National Edition 22 Pages in Three Sections Thursday, November 6, 2003 @" @ Y Tonya R. Paddock Fuller, new chairman for Brodstone the and appreciation supper. Fuller served 10 years chairman, starting in and growing, with 10 Rock, Courtland and the and in commit- auxiliary is a provides Memorial Hos- communities it serves. projects are raised through hospital gift machines and The hand store, located in Superior, and operated efforts, The Nifty- alone provided donated to Brodstone in ! years• to sales, two fund-raiser ice cream social in in the by auxiliary mere- the silent auction, set for be held at The Vestey ment throughout a bake sale, and quilt to be raffled, worked on of the auxiliary's quilt , are currently on display at Bank in Superior. available through ational Bank or any auxiliary member. At the auxiliary fall meeting and supper, more than 80 people, includ- ing members and guests were in auen- dance with special guest speakers, Dr.+ Julie Theis, and Karen Tinkham. Theis, the most recent addition to the Superior Family Medical Center staff, began work at the clinic Aug. 1. She has resided in Superior since May with husband, Nick, and their two young children, Trenton and Morgan. "We've been so busy. The time has gone by fast. We look forward to getting to know everyone in the com- munity," said Theis. Originally from York, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Ne- braska, Lincoln, with medical training completed through the University of Nebraska, Omaha. "We are lucky to now have three physicians in Superior," said second guest speaker, Karen Tinkham. Re- cently hired as public relations direc- tor for Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Tinkham relayed memories of a time back in high school, when going to see the doctor, meant a trip to Hastings. Three physicians and three physi- cian assistants now provide services through Superior Family Medical Cen- ter, the hospital and a satellite clinic in Nelson• Tinkham reported success with extended hours through the Nelson clinic and announced the added conve- nience of Thursday evening appoint- ments in Superior. Giving an update on the construc- tion and remodeling project at Brodstone, Tinkham reported stick drawings are on display at the grocery stores in Superior and Nelson, the court- + house, Pamida and Superior Vision Clinic to provide the public an oppor- tunity to see what the hospital will look like when ctmpqete. "The third floor is not a helipad," said Tinkham, referring to the large square structure located above the sec- ond floor addition of the hospital. This room will house heating and cooling equipment. Started as a joke by one of the workers, this structure has become frequently referred to as a helipad. During renovation, helicopter flights for the hospital are trafficked through Superior Municipal Airport. Once construction is complete~ use of the hospital's original helipad Will re- sume. "We are on schedule, and under budget," said Tinkham. The first floor construction which will house cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy and business offices is scheduled for use ifi mid December. Tinkham told auxiliary members to make plans for their groups or other organizations to make plans for tour- ing the entire completed project to- ward the end of 2004. She and John Keelan will be available as scheduled speakers for organizations wishing to learn more on the new addition. In closing, "Pinkham thanked the auxiliary members and community for their volunteer efforts and generosity through donations which help fund the purchase of.equipment and projects for the hospital. Per the hospital auxiliary six-month financial report ending Sept. 30, a dis- bursement of $32,697.00 was made for the 2003 project, involving the pur- chase of nine new hospital beds. A decline in hospital gift shop sales, attributed to construction, is expected to improve, with new gift shop open- ing slated for January. The auxiliary announced the Christmas sale in the hospital gift shop for Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Following meeting business and committee reports, auxiliary members were recognized for years of service. Involved with auxiliary activities for 20 years, since 1983, were the follow- ing women: Harriet Cacek, Kamn Christiancy, Lola Fuller, Elaine Guilkey, Donna Hawley, Jane Headrick, Chris Hiatt, Vi McCord, Elsie Penney and Bey Rogers. Those recognized for 15 years of service, since 1988, included, Char- lore Christensen, Calla Gebe~ Shirley Jensby, Dorcas Judy, Cindy Kuhhnan, Ged Leibel, Doris Lowery, LxMira Mueller, Loetta Pedersen, Debbie 'Sibert and Deloris Te hwo . With 10yearsofserviee, s/nc¢ 1993, were+Carmea Bmening. Judy Grove, C!audia Hanson, Lynn Harvey, Linda Kirchhoff, Elaine ~ Mary Jane Mohler and Melody llempe. Members honored for five years of service included, Ros Aden, Bmbara Howe, Beth Jeffery and Virginia Lewis. As the evening came to an end, auxiliary president. MKy Meekins. was honored and bid farewell. Meekins, with husband, Ed, will be moving to Topeka at the end of this month. Emily Kirchhoff was instated as anxiliary president for the 2003-2004 officers, with Megan McKeen, secretary and Vema Kirchhoff, treasurer. Markets , ,,+~ Superior Market Wednesday, Nov. 5,2003 ~-w cro~ Corn .............................. 2.20. 2.24 Mile ................................ 2.292.34 Wheat ............................ 3.423.28 Soybeans ................ , ....... 7.287.28 @ • The Nebraska pheasant hunting season opened Saturday with cloudy, cool and damp weather. Country roads deteriorated alter a light drizzle soaked the area overnight with more than an inch of rain. In this pictures on a minimum maintenance road show where an unlucky hunter's vehicle became stuck alter sliding into the grade~ ~+=. of the Price Produce and Pumpkin Patch hoop house used through the recent tomatoes. The facility housed 40 tomato plants and produced re?re were ready for market June 20. The plants continued to proau¢ a un= me nou= S have long tried to twine." s the well the heat." sate season. NearlyIn spite of trellising problem, "It has hailedtwice during the grow- mpkiaandProduce plants remained disease free during ingseason.Whenthehail,hi[t, itsnagged a hoop house from the warm dry weather, but as the the shade cloth, but didn t damage the , a Superior grocery store, weather cooled, plant condition dete- plastic," she continued. was used for several rior, ated. "Another change we'll make be- I think we would have easily pro- fore the next growing season will be to and Jill for the spring duc,,e l tomatoes, through Thanksgiv- add screen doors. I thought I needed plants. Since June 10, pounds of tomatoesing, Price said. But with plantcondi- insects for pollination, but tomatoes which were produced tion deteriorating, I chose to let them are wind pollinated.Wehadsomedam- cture, freeze, unsure that production would age from a moth. I am now thinking I 7eremovedtothePump- justify fuel expense." don't need insects inside the hoop :n and staked withtrailer In spite of a recent cold snap which house," she concluded. , then covered with one froze the top of the plants, Price has Besides the hoop house tomatoes, +, the Pumpkin Patch personnel cared for I plastic. Wooden doors harvested 20 to 30 pounds of fresh 96 other speciality tomatoes plants in ' at each end. The hoop tomatoes from the vibrant lower per- the nearby garden, but most of the closed for a two to tion of the vines, slicers were raised in the hoop house. collect heat and "It has been a learning year," Price "I chose Celebrity and Jet Star be- said "We started by coveting the hoops JaneneBagley, owner with one layer of plastic and got in- causetheydon'tcrackbad,' Pricecon- tings, seeded Jet Star tense heat. It was common for !t to be eluded. matoes for the facility. II0 degrees inside the structure m Feb" me, Clara Price, owner mary." of Price Pumpkin andLater, a second layer of plastic was Of' ces close .heavy reflective weed installed, so air could be pumped be- for Veterans Day e bare ground under the tween the two layers. dsoii temperature"We were getting lots of wear from If you want a news item or adver- the wind with only one layer," Price tisement in the next issue of this news- paper and p.lan to submit the informa- .trees F., holes were cut added, tion by mall, you had better mail early. rand40 tomatoplants Later yet, a 30 percent nylon shade Next Tuesday area post offices will be in a four-foot square cover, kind of like a nylon net was closed in observanee of Veterans tJay, pattern throughout, added. tied to the hoop house Price was concerned what would a federal holiday. ' Mail for the next lants grew the vines happen in the intense summer heat. issue much reach our office on Mon- mgh a jute string bas- Early intense heat had been hard on the day. ing system for sup- youngtenderplants.Butwhea..th __thesum- Items may be delivered in person, 'thethings lain going mer highs arrived the hoop house mte- by fax or e-mail until regular deadline rior temperature remained stable, times on Tuesday. . It," Price said. "Some "I was surprised," Price said. "When Most financial institutions ana gov- and part of the vines itwas 106 F. outside, itwasonly 112F. emment offices will be closed Tues- hen the string broke, inside the hoop house with the doors day. Most other businesses including The opening of phea ..nt 8ealt n .brags excitement and new faces to the use a plastic coated open. The mature plants responded this newspaper will be open. area. In this picture two huntem comer before continuing the hunt. Tea years ago, as a young mother metier, as she suffered with kidney word hospice is used to describe a religio,,or race: Diagnoses inct 'ding nlace of shelter and rest for the weary cancer; uemenua; alseases relateo to with three children, Tami Meyer, lost failure in Grand Island. Morn was an orsicl traveler on a long journey, the heart, k ull f?lSu dt lnver; ..... : ...... ...... her only uncle in only child. :? December, her Getting life back to normal after The modern concept of hospice _t-tA.v.;stro i~ii~l[ brother in January Morn died was an extremely difficu!t began in the 1960s and grew out of ltisoesignedforpatientswho~eillp~ss and six weeks later process for me," Tami continued. ' I holistic care which means a team of is no longer resvondmg treatmen!.• The pauent, family or pl+~rmclan 'l her mother died of ended up seeking out a support group professionalcare givers come together .......... '"; _. cancer, and going for counseling in Lincoln. to care for an ill person can inmate an mtormauon-ret~ ~r~a can "I felt so alone!" "Randy, my husband, was ex- In 1969, Dr. kubler Ross made a as soon as a te.rminal d!sease diag- Tami said. "Dad tremely supportive. He cooked, cleaned nlace for home care and said a natient " nosedoratth~ime apatlentdec~des to and I cared for and cared for our children, but it was s'-hould have choice and the ablrlity to move from atreatment plan fi>: sed on mother at home as still tough," Tami said. narticinate in tha decisions that affect cunng the d sease to a plan tbu +sed on long as we could. Now, Meyer works for Hospice the=-- de" ny providing comfort and pain elief. Process We rotated. I worked three days a Care of Nebraska. She serves those In 1972, in the U,S. Senate spe,, ial ... v"" t' e " " commi-,-," ,m =,,in, Ross ~aid W" DelOre pro Klmg care, I hospice week, then would care for Mom while needing care in Thayer, Nuckolls, can ,,iv 'f'mlv "m he,, " home staff, the patients' personalphysicianfs) Dad worked four ,d;a. ys a week. She Jefferson, Clay and Fillmore counties, care= m=nte ' vin, fami and the hospice physician confer on died at the hospital. ' Oneday TanyaSchnitker, Tami'slies and ~r--~'l~t~ the patient's disease history, current "My brother was in Omaha at the sister, said, "I told my son, Logan, you timeworkingasaprivateairplanepil~ work with people who are dying and he emotional and t~==~d I~_l~,w~-,Tw, l,~ physical systems and life expectancy. and didn't come home often. Mom s responded Oh, yuck!' Just exactly to nrnvidle'flw~, fit, ml'~m'~'--"~ timlfieethenmeetswiththepatient illness was difficult for him. what do you doT' , -- "~ti-~a'-~fl~t'-'--~--wm-'~f~l~ "lad fullily to di=v:al~ the hospice phi- ,,,, -. - --- "--'-'7" CWe, available, pain "My sister was living and working It s more than just that, Meyer by the Natmnal ~ ~ m I~flly_a~f~ ..... in Kea~ney• During the same period of responded. "It'saconceptofcare•' 1974 and nm~kled a ~ ~om~mm ~,,ett, expectauons, ao- ce "" .....-'-'----':-- vmeed directives, the suplx system time I was trying to help Dad who was Hospice History nter for home exre of the . . . also dealing with Grandma, Mom's From a historical perspective the ill and their families avmlable, financmi and msurm e re- Medicare h--'osn--i'ce benefit w-- sources, medicati~ms and equipment r &l~ . . started in 19R9 and ma,,b n.,rm,.u,,, needs. Pauents are asked to mgn an in 1986. Health care reform in 1993 reformed consent h)r care. From the established hospice as part of a basic information gathered, a plan of care is benefits package in health care con- developed~ As the patients' condi*ion tinuum. Finally, in 1996 a campaign to changes, the plan i~ regularly reviewed educate consumers and physicians ~ revised. about end of life decision making was Typically, in a home setting a loved funded, one serves as the primary care giver he"Initially, many people shfi,~& when and helps make decision for the termi- t y hear the word hospice, Meyer nally ill individual. At a nursing home continued, "Because to them it means ~ hospital, staff are the primary care death is near. The thought of dying or gwers. Members of the hospice staff having someone you love die can be make regular visits to assess the pa- devastating. Coping with a terminal tient and provide additional care or illness can be quite an experience, not services. Hospice staff are on-call 24 only for the dying patient, but also for hours a day, seven days a week+ loved ones• Feelings of fear and lone- . Besides the patient's personal phy- liness need to be addressed, mcmn, the hospice physician, nurses, Focus home health aides, social workers, It may seem there is nothin kmore clergy or counselor and trained volun- v " n o teers provide family Volunteers are ,ou can do, but hospice ca help. H s- . • th a s needed m Nuckolls County pice is about surrounding e p t'ent • - • and family with comfort, dignity and(C~attnu~ to p~*,. ~,) compassionate quality end-of-life care. Hospice care involves a team-off- , I : ....... ented approach of expert medical care, .' ea, er pain management, emotional and spiri- " , ,, . • + , tua support tadored to the pattent s .... needs and mhes. Support ts extended ' to the pahent's loved ones as well. At Hi for week'.'.'v ....... ": • ~s ....................... /,jI the center of hospice is the belief each Low for week .... an h - . • .-.* ........................ . ,.Jr of us as the nght to d=e pam-free and lPreeinita with dignity. • " ..... Total flits week .......................... 1.48 the tocus on can.ng, not cunn.g Total this month ..................... 1.48 and m most cases pro.vsded tn To date in 2003 ................... +27+69 the pauents home wah famdy mere- To date in 2002 37 bers serving as the core of the hospice Normal to Nov 1" ...... ............... 097 teach, and at the center of all decision Normal to Dec? 1 ......... ii i/26140 • spree services Larry Gillett, Obs .vw:r are available to patients of any age~+o+ +B~. .... 1.54