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o tt Community Church, Steve q9a.m.,Sun- 10 a.m., worship service; Good Samaritan Ser- ).m., Prayer and Praise. and Doris Marquart went to last weekend to visit rela- Blanche Marquart ac- see the new home and Rachel Nelson and Kaia. visited Merlin's brother, Violet, and Otto's sis- they had not seen for last weekend in first at Baldwin Lance and in a football playoff night. She spent the of the time in the Ron and home, returning home 5 ShawnaMatthews days off to visit t Scottsbluff. are now liv- , Gary Luben, school in Nelson. Janell Hanson went to t, Neb., last Tuesday for a flight Idaho, where rented a =, funeral Helen Harms. Her met them at the motel. On morning, Pauline took Oak Pastors, Estel to Perkins for break- visited Rosie's sister, Anna, y, after the services cemetery. ght in Boise, they Ly. those attending the Sandy Creek foot- were Donna Gillan, Phyllis Schmitt. stayed Mon- at the home of to go bow-hunting Peters, Nelson, was a alee and helped tie attending the After 5 Superior were Shawna ferry Peterson, Phyllis Lewis, Lola Biltoft, Mosier, Barb Pauline Nelson and Lee , Fairfield, accom- sister, Gerry Peterson, to the funeral of a second attended the concert elson high school. rquart accompanied to Sutton for dinner. stopped in Ong fited Thursday in Peterson home, Hastinlcs. Anders and Andrew, ' afternoon with Donna Pauline Hanson ate dinner at Oak ' Sunday. She was joined by Phyllis Schmitt, Roy and Juanita Miyasaki, and John and Cloma Corman. Pauline stopped to visit at the Alfred Hanson home later. Weekend guests of Ermalee Scroggin at Motel O were Jim and Gini Ferguson and Jonathan, Benjamin Fer- guson and Mark Johnson, all of Lin- coln. They went deer hunting in the area. Andrew Shelburn was a Sunday guest of his great-grandmother, Donna Gillan. Brent and Cheryl Jensen and Anders visited in Donna's home later and picked up Drew. A Christmas Boutique will be held at the Oak Community Center on Sat- urday, Nov. 29. Members of the First Community Church will serve a lunch of chili and chicken noodle soup, bar- becues, pie and coffee. Annual 'Smoke Out' is today, Nov. 20 By Tonya R. Paddock Today, Thursday, Nov. 20, smok- ers across the nation will be encour- aged to give up nicotine for one day, during the Great American Smokeout. "If people make it through one day, it is an incentive for them to consider making it through two days, then a week," said Deb Harris, respiratory therapist for Brodstone Memorial Hos- pital. Harris, who has worked in nursing and pulmonary rehabilitation for the past 20 years, recently attended a nico- tine dependence workshop at the Mayo clinic. Following the workshop, in con- junction with Brodstone Memorial Hospital and Superior Family Medical Center, Harris began a nicotine depen- dence program for local residents in late August to early September of this year. A free service to the public, anyone interested may contact Deb Harris through Superior Family Medi- cal Center or Brodstone Memorial Hospital. "The Mayo clinic program has a quit success rate of 25 percent. So far, the success rate of our local program is Through Central Nebraska orthopedics and sports medicine, of Hastings and Grand Island, the services of Dr. Lesiak, and his partners, are offered in rural areas utilizing facilities, such as the north clinic at Brodstone Memorial Hospital, in cooperation with local medical staff. Above, (from left) Dr. Frank Lesiak, Jodi Espeland, medical assistant, and Becky Caldwell, Brodstone Memorial EMT, work together in providing these services to patients during one of Dr. Lesiak's two Thursday per month visits. Dr. Frank Lesiak enjoys his bimonthly visits to Superior By Tonya R. Paddock Orthopedic and sports medicine spe- cialist, Dr. Frank Lesiak said he enjoys his bimonthly visits to Superior, while local residents receive his services at Brodstone Memorial Hospital, typi- cally without the inconvenience of ex- tensive travel. "With this clinic in Superior, I have the opportunity to take care of some 10 to 15 percent," said Harris. She relayed one success story, where a young family man, came to her for good people," said Lesiak. A native to assistance to quit chewing tobacco. , Nebraska, Lesiak grew up on a farm "He decided to quit, because his near Fu.llerton, another small Highway young son requested to have a cup of his own, so he could spit like dad," said Harris. The man ,was able to stop his chewing tobacco dependence, and then referred his father, who consulted Har- ris for assistance in quitting smoking. "It became a family success story," said Harris. By appointment, Harris meets with people one on one, helps them set a quit date, discusses past experiences with quitting and ways to avoid relapse and withdrawal. The person's physician may be involved to provide nicotine replacement therapy, during the program, to lessen with- drawal. Donna attended A non,confmntatioital program, high school. Others Harris states mostpeople already know Peterson, Lola Schmitt. Jensen and illan. In the after- , Aus- LgeBiltoft 'ball tour- 14 town, similar to Superior. The orthopedic clinic is available two Thursdays per month, currently located in the north clinic of Brodstone Memorial Hospital. Clinic hours are from 8 a. m., until "whenever!" "There have been days when I have not left Superior until 8 p.m.," said Lesiak. There are days when only 25 patients are scheduled, while otherdays he and medical assistant, Jodi Espeland, have seen as many as 35 or more pa- tients. Partnered with four other orthope- dic physicians, Dr. Lesiak has been in practice for 20 years through Central Nebraska Orthopedics and Sports Medicine,,. With off:nees in Hastings and Grand Island, the physicians pro- vide services to rural areas from as far north as Neligh, to as far south as Franklin, by utilizing clinic facilities at local hospitals, such as Brodstone. "I am able to see the same patients, so I can know what to do in directing and following their care," states Lesiak. The Superior clinic has been available for the past three years. Initially, dif- ferent physicians rotated from town to town. Once enough physicians were involved, they were able to have one physician visit the same areas each time, for continuity of care. "Not a lot of patients know they can be evaluated for orthopedic problems, and in most cases, have outpatient sur- gery done right hem in Superior," said Lesiak during a recent visit to Brodstone. )ated. Jim and Terri and Gage Biltoft shomeintheevening. I the Lord's , Lutheran Chumh, morning. In the af- Sondra, came watched the first State for the Lawrence/ play in the semi- game. Cambridge was he state in Class C-2. The 16-13 in a well-fought remained as an over- Beau and Chase, attended the semi-final Lawrence Saturday is and their itheCambridge Is Lola Biltoft' s son-in-law, are her grandsons. Claudia Hanson, Supe- guestsofhis Hanson. Her grand- visited in the attended an open 31enda Saltzman, Current outpatient surgeries include knee arthroscopy or hand and foot sur- geries; carpal tunnel, for example. the reasons to give up nicotine. When they come to her, the key is to help them figure out a plan. Whether it is the birthdate of a loved one, or other date with personal meaning, Harris encourages people to pick a quit date which is important to them and circle it on the calendar. After assisting people in develop- ing a plan to quit nicotine, Harris pro- vides follow-up phone calls, notes or letters for further support. "People are often ashamed when they come to me for assistance with smoking or chewing," said Harris. "They should not be ashamed. Nico- tine is a highly addictive substance available over the counter. I consider this an opportunity to help people make a positive change in their life." Statewide, 24 hour, 7 day per week assistance, information and support for nicotine addiction has been established, through the availability of a Nebraska Major surgeries and some trauma, anti-tobacco helpline, 1-866-NEB- including joint replacement, rotator QUIT. cuff repair and certain fracture care must be done at Mary Lanning Memo- Purchase one piece of original art rial Hospital, Hastings or Saint Francis each year, even it it's just a small oil Medical Center, Grand Island. painting by a high school student. "We are limited fight now, in per- accompanied Terri Austin and Brady, ) the football playoff Open Thursday nights until 9 p.m... Schmitt and family Phyllis Schmitt grandchildren, Hannah accompanied for the football 348 N. Central Ave., Supenor, Neb. (402) 879-4234 I I forming these procedures here, by the need for specialized equipment," said Lesiak. Though these types of surger- ies are performed by Lesiak in Hastings or Grand Island, the pre-surgical as- sessment and postsurgical follow up care is done through his clinic services in Superior. "We want residents to know what services we provide currently. With the major renovations occurring at Brodstone, once the operating rooms are complete, these services will im- prove," said Lesiak. He states the purchase of equipment needed for cer- tain orthopedic surgeries to be per- formed at Brodstone, is still under con- sideration. The majority of Lesiak's patients are referred by Superior Fami ly Medi- cal Center, while other referrals come from other patients. Dr. Lesiak com- pliments Brodstone and SFMC medi- cal staff. "Everyone is great. The medical community here is supportive," said Lesiak. Hospital staff members, such as Becky Caldwell, EMT, assist with clinic patients, appointments, and other arrangements as needed~: Physical and occupational ther,a~, is done at Brodstone, with coordination and sup- port of B. J. Gardner and other staff. had the misfortune nose and facial when he =,by ping N. Bloom Street .0. Box 424 68978 402-879-4764 Superior Utilities is offering a level payment program for your utility bills. This will include the billing from October 16, 2003 through Oct 15, 2004. This program could be for you if you are more comfortable with the same monthly pay- ment instead of the ups and downs of seasonal bills. If interested, contact Janice at the Utilities Office, 135 W. Fourth, Superior, Neb. ** YEARLY SIGN-UP REQUIREDll! Deadline for sign-up is Monday, Nov. 24. EMS Conference The Emergency Medical Services Program of the Nebraska Health and Human Services System will offer the "South Central EMS Conference" for emergency medical technicians, first responders, and fire personnel. The conference will be held at the Sandy Creek School, Saturday, Nov. 22, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ' Wipe off the sticky honey jar before rotting it back on the shelf. Just Imagine---what will this baby be? was the theme as more than 300 Lutherans gathered from across the United States and Canada in Omaha for the 21st national convention of Lutherans For Life (LFL). LFL, the only inter-Lutheran pro-life organiza- tion in the nation, is based in Nevada, Iowa, with 15 state and regional fed- erations, 155 local chapters, and 690 Life Ministry coordinators nationwide. Tim Goeglein, special assistant to the President and deputy director of the White House Office of Public Liai- son, had a wide-ranging talk and ques- tion and answer pre-convention ses- sion based on the theme "A Celebra- tion of Life." Goeglein reflected on a "remark- able moment in the life of our coun- try," which occurred several years ago during the first senate debate on par- tial-birth abortion legislation between pro-life Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) and pro-abortion Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA). Sen. Boxer was speaking out against a ban on partial-birth abortion while failing to mention babies, how abortion hurts women, or how abor- tion adversely impacts culture. During a brief pause, the cry of a baby (from the senate balcony) was heard through- out the chamber. Goeglein called this "providential" as, at that moment, it was not a senator making the argu- ments," it was a baby." Referring to abortion as a "cancer" within our country, Goeglein stated the view of President Bush is that ev- ery child is a blessing and priority and should be welcomed in the world and protected bylaw. He went on to list a number of pro-life accomplishments of the Bush administration, including the recent signing of a ban on partial- birth abortion. The day of the signing partial-birth abortion ban, Goeglein quoted the President as saying partial-birth abor- tion was an "abhorrent procedure that affronts basic human dignity" and that "no lawyer's brief can make it seem otherwise." When asked what can be done to help create a culture of life, Mr. Goeglein encouraged Christians to sup- port caring pregnancy centers, pro- mote adoption and do what they can to strengthen traditional marriage. He reminded the audience we are not called to be successful but to be faithful. During her Friday night keynote address, which was complemented by the music of singer Lynn Cooper and her daughter, Lauren, LFL President Linda Bartlett declared, "There are generations of hope! GOd has prom- ised! His judgment is on the third and fourth generations, but His mercy is to thousands! We need to know these generations--and their needs-- so that we can pass on thejWord of Life with a servant-style manner and help them live counter-culture." She went on to share that during that World War II "one of the few organized public efforts to oppose the Third Reich was a small group of uni- versity students called the White Rose Society." "It was young people !---We know young people like this! They are the generation who knows exactly what abortion is and they don't like it! They have witnessed the failures of modem feminism and sex education, and they want something better! Their souls long for Truth! The younger generation could demand that America cease its barbaric ways! The younger genera- May your Thanksgiving be as thankful as you are to us! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Teri, Carnie, Kelly, Jade and Renae Extended Hours now through December:. Open Saturdays 9 am.-5p.m. '(krislm h Open House Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 and 29 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 * 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Open Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. until Dec. 13 or by appointment call 402-879-3340 Alpine Tree, Wreaths, Swags, Floral Arrangements, Country Woods by Oak Creek Crafts, Barnyard Crafters, Somethin' Country, Miniatures by Jolanda, Jar Mixes, Handmade Doilies and Quilts, Sugar Shack Candles and much more ........ Saturday, Dec. 6 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sacred Heart Altar Society will be selling homemade cookies Saturday, Dec. 6. $2.50 per dozen. To order in advance to be picked up on the 6th please call Betty Mazour 402-225-2751 or Clara Price 402-879-3340 Momt C0okim 8gm" Ooadm dandmdlo (HO Price's Produce & Pumpkin Patch I.~caled 1/1 nile wul tithe water town'(15lh aad lllom) ~ |allow the lnnupIdn alp! Thursday, November 20, 2003 THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 7A 9 tion could demand that the Church be the distinctively different Church it is supposed to be!" Mrs. Bartlett also told the conven- tion that "we can help Lutherans be advocates for 'the least of these.' We can help build community through humble servanthood. We can help people love their neighbors as them- selves. We can mentor with the Word of Life! God brings order out of chaos with Hi Word! He reforms the culture with His Word! Jesus Christ is the Word! Jesus is the love and forgive- ness and hope that every generation needs!" At the end of her keynote she noted she will be stepping down from the position as president of LFL "to be who I am. A helpmate! A helpmate to my husband! A helpmate to Word of Hope (our abortion healing outreach)! A helpmate to LFL as a writer and speaker." Her term expires in February, at which time a new president will be elected by the board of directors. Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason was featured as a double plenary speaker. His talks, Only One Question and The Death of Humanness looked at the devaluing of human life in today's culture. He said that because "the word 'abortion' has lost almost all meaning to most Americans" we need to be moving the debate from the abstract to the reality that a unique and valuable human being is killed by abortion. As an example, he asked what par- ent would do if he or she heard their child ask "Can I kill this?" whether it's rightor wrong to kill a living thing unless you know what it is!" He went on to say that if abortion does not involve the killing of a human being, then "no justification is neces- sary." However, if it does involve the killing of a human being, then "no justification is adequate." On Saturday morning, a prayer breakfast was hosted by LFL board member The Rev. Mark Cutler, pastor at St. John Lutheran Church, Seward. In addition to workshops with Greg Koukl, convention attendees were also able to attend a pastor's panel and workshops by Janine Bergeron, ex- ecutive director of A Place of Refuge; Brandi Gruis, program manager of the Abstinence Clearing House;. Brian Young, founder and director of Cre- ation Instruction Association; and Rob- err Weise, professor of practical theol- ogy and chair of pastor ministry and the life sciences (biomedical ethics) at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO~ The Saturday evening banquet fea- tured cartoonist Chuck Asay of the Colorado Springs Gazette. On Sunday morning James Lamb, executive director of Lutheran For Life, led the convention in a Bible study of Jeremiah 29:t ~4 entitled'Just Imagi/le t Hope in God's Plan. "God's people in Jeremiah's time had been exiled to Babylon because they had not listened to God. But God would not forget them. They were to live as citizens of the land, trusting that God had promised them a future,-and end to their exile. "As God's people today, we are citizens of heaven, not of this world. But we are to be good citizens while here and let out influence be felt. Things do not always go according to plan. But through faith, we know God's plan. We know what He has done in Jesus to bring an end to burdens of sin and death. We know someday we will be back to where we belong as citizens of heaven. Therefore, we live in hope!" During Sunday morning's worship service, Dr. Lamb preached on Ephesians 3:20-21 using the theme More than You Can Imagine. "God's power is more than we can imagine! The power of His wrath over sin is more than we can imagine. We all deserve condemnation. But the power of His love is more than we can imagine as well! He demonstrated that love in sending His Son to be con- demned in our place. Now this power is at work within us, and it more than we can imagine. We do not have to turn to the solutions to our problems of- fered by the world. We can trust in the 'immeasurable' power of God." II Ill I Ill Deweese By Lavon Black I III II Suzi Kohmetscher, Lawrence, was a Sunday afternoon visitor of her mother, Norma Jean Skalka. Jerry and Carolyn Menke, Kearney, were Sunday afternoon visitors of Virgil and Mary Lou Brockman. Lavon Black was a Friday after- noon visitor of her sister, Shirley Lam- bert, at the Nursing Home in Edgar. Dan Journey, Grand Island, was a dinner and supper guest of Clarence and Marjorie Swearingen. Dan is their son-in-law. Kyle Holeman and family, Lincoln, Neb., Edward Holeman,Grand Island, Stephanie, Megan and TaKayla Black, Fairfield, and Catherine Peak, Ayr, were last week visitors of Marilou and Rick Holeman. Tyler Black was a weekend guest of his grandparents, Bob and Lana Black, Fairfield. Kurt and Rhonda Wenske, Logan, Paige and Hannah and Paul and Janet Soucie were Saturday supper guests of Kris and Peggy Kotinek and Trevin, Lawrence. Dan and Jeanette Shaw and Jeff, Virgil and Mary LOu Brockman and Greg Brockman were Sunday supper guests of Steve and Cheryl Brockman, Jared and Jason. Rose Hansen spent Saturday after- noon visiting Dorothy Jarosik, Shirley Lambert and Dorothy Skalka at the Nursing Home in Edgar. Megan and Treytyn Black spent Saturday and were overight guests of their grandmother, Lavon Black. Nuckolls County accident reports Amber K. Hutchinson, Deweese, was in~;blved in 'an accident at 9:40 p.m. on the fairgrounds road near Nelson Monday evening. According the Nuckolls County sheriff's accident report, Hutchinson stated the car she was driving was south bound on the fair grounds road when she missed seeing the T-intersection because of the fog, The vehicle slid across the roadway and struck the fairgrounds gate. Hutchinson returned to Nelson, parked the car and reported the acci- dent at 11:40 p.m. The vehicle is owned by Joe and Lana Svoboda, Deweese. The vehicle sustained more than $500 worth of damage. * FUll service taxidermy * Fast service! 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