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in "ger exchange Hastings church The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father. Serving as matron of honor was Heather Behmerwohld, Litchfield. Bridesmaids were Tara Williams, Lin- coln, Neb., and Tessa Cook, Sutton, cousin of the bride. Personal attendant of the bride was Eve Cordova, Lincoln, Neb. Flower girls were Hannah Mohler, Grand Island, and Elizabeth Mohler, Woodbury, Minn., nieces of the bride. Ring bearers were Nicholas Mohler, Grand Island, Jack Mohler, Woodbury, Giger Methodist Church, for the Sept. ;enevaMohler Pastor John are Denny and s, and Robert and Grandmother of Sloane, Superior. of the bridegroom are Kenesaw, late Allan meeting all veterans 'Mark Butler Nebr aka American ad- 'Last Man's Ban- Nov. 10. Special who ; their efforts made I II You're Invited 85th Birthday Open House Velda Watts of Deweese, Neb. will be celebrating her 85th birthday on Nov. 23. Her family is hosting an open house and card shower at the Fairfield Community Church at Fairfield, Neb., on Nov. 23 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. No gifts please. Cards may be sent to her at RR l,Box 19,Deweese,Neb.68934.1c Card Shower The children of Glen and Dorothy Frerichs would like to request a card shower in honor of their 10th wedding anniversary on Nov. 27. Cards may be sent to RR 2, Box 70, Superior, Neb. Minn., nephews of the bride, and 68978. 47-1c Carson Wathen, Hastings, nephew ofRecycling Day Dec.6 the bridegroom. The Subtler FFA Chapter will host Serving as best man was Brent a recycling day Saturday, Dec.6,from Giger, Milford, cousin of the bride- 8 a.m. to noon at the Superior High groom. Groomsmen were Nathan School South parking lot. Members Blowers, Minot, N.D., and Aaron will be accepting aluminum and news- Giger, Milford, cousin of the bride- print. groom. Ushers and candle lighters were Hardy Am Legion Toby Mohler, Grand Island, and Todd Auxiliary meet Mohler, Woodbury, Minn., both broth- ers of the bride. Eight members attended a regular , Guest book and program attendants meeting of Rodney S0per Unit of the were cousins of the bride, McKayla American Legion Auxiliary at the Duncan, and Adrienne Wilhelms, both of Hastings. Attending and cutting the cake were aunts of the bridegroom, Lisa Johnson, Gering, and Jeane Johnson, Elgin. Hosting the reception were Scott and Pat Duncan, Hastings, aunt and uncle of the bride, Anita Conway, Roseland, and Rita Jergens, Wilcox. aunts of the bridegroom. The bride is a program specialist at Communitive Alternative of Nebraska. The bridegroom is employed by Kawasaki. They are at home in Lin- coln. Nora Club meets firehall at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 11. Dee Edwards, president, conducted opening formalities which included prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, Preamble to the Constitution and the singing of the national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner. A newsletter was read from Lynne Wild and other department chairman; also a letter from Katherine Morris, national president, asking the unit to energize the community to "Honor Our Past... "To Ensure the Future" and lead in organizing a "National Dedica- tion Day" to pay tribute to the World War II Veterans. Discussion followed with the suggestion of unit members sending cards to local veterans and TheNoraClubmetlastWednesday inviting them to Memorial Day Ser- we have today, at the home of Rhea Thomsen, Supe- vices on May 29 the day the World of the hardships of Ko- rior, with eight members present. The War II memorial will be dedicated in is era, Viet meeting opened with the flag salute Washington, D.C. our newest vets, up to and two readings, "First Panty Hose" Discussion was held on the Faye serving in Iraq, and''Thanksgiving Wishes" by Melba Moore Jensen memorial plaques to be preserve our freedom Lynch, president. Roll call was an- put on the three stone benches at the Hardy Cemetery. Senior membership dues will be raised to $15 and junior membership dues to $3 for the year of 2005. Vivian Hansen, chaplain, gave the "prayer for peace." and establish swered with a good buy. The door democratic societies prize was won by Margaret Williams. World. His closing re- Items brought for Good Beginnings poem were displayed. Ellen' Lanham and Margaret Williams received birthday te program, Adam gifts. Several received Thanksgiving as the posts rep-cards from secret sisters. Rhea State. As an essay Thomsen, program leader, read "Fifty he progressed to na- Years Ago," which is applicable to- Couple plans April wedding ceremony Dunn, Everhart Kelly Elizabeth Dunn and Terry Allan Everhart both of Supc r an- nounce plans for an April 17 weds!, at the United Methodist Church in Su- perior. Parents of the couple are Michael and Claudia Dunn, Superior, and Allan and Rita Everhart, Mankato. Dunn is a 2002 graduate of Supe- rior High School. Everhart is a 1997 graduate of Smith Center High School, and a 1999 gradu- ate of Southeast Community College, now currently employed as a painter at Reinke Manufacturing Co., Deshler. LWML meet at church Lutheran Womens Missionary League met at Centennial Lutheran Church last Wednesday. The hymn, "Praise to the Lord, Thee Almighty," was sung. Pastor Paul Albrecht led devotions with responsive reading of Psalm 113. The pastor also led the topic entitled, "Hannah - a Quiet Her() of Faith. President La Mira Mueller presi ded at the business meeting. Roll call was answered by 11 members bringing something for the food pantry. Members will serve the Advent meal Dec. 17. There was mending Wednes- day and games today at the Good Sa- maritan Home. Christmas donations will be sent to Lutheran Hour Ministries, Camp Luther, Lutheran Braille, Concordia Gospel Outreach, Martin Luther Home, The members made 10centerpieces Concordia College Student Fund and for the Veteran's Birthday. These will Children's Christian Concern. be sent to the Grand Island Veteran's Evelyn Lillich led the prayer before Thursday, November 20, 2003 THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 3A Meanwhile, back at the ranch A lot of different animals have amating season. When we met, my husband and I did.not realize this included us. We thought the first time was a fluke. Surely it was pure coincidence that our son was born in November, sharing the same week of birthdays, with my mother, and my husband's father. It was not until we were expecting our second child, when we discovered how dangerous the month of Febru- ary was. Nine months later, in November, four years and two days after the first child, our daughter came into the world. (It hasn't been the same since!) Our children's births may have been a blessing, but their birthdays, two days apart, have become a curse. In February, my husband and I avoid each other. Come November, we avoid our children. "How come he gets to have his birthday party first?" My daughter shouts. "Because he was born first, so get over it," I not so gently remind her. I could try to alternate which child has their party first. My daughter would only find another reason to argue with me, on how unfair life is. As overly emotional adolescence fast approaches, I figure it is safer if we stick to the same argument every year. For the past several weeks, both children have been working to weaken my husband and I into letting them open the birthday cards from their grandparents early. On the morning of my son's birthday, he came bound- ing upstairs ready to tear into his birthday cards before school. "Uh-uh," we told him, ''Technically, 14 years ago, you were not yet born." He considered it ridiculous that we would make him wait until after 2:12 p. m. "It's called a birth day people, not birth hour," he protested. I reminded him that 14 years ago at this time, I was suffering gut-wrenching pain and unpleasant gastrointes- tinal problems. I thought I ate something bad the night before. Silly me! I was in labor. Considering my recollections of his birth, I didn't think it would kill him to wait a few more hours to open his birthday cards. My daughter always wants to know the cute little details of her birth. Her grandfather calls her 'speedy.' This should be enough explanation. She wants to know more. "We got to the hospital. The doctor stopped by to check on us. He sat down, turned to the nurse, and luckily turned back in time to catch you, before you fell on the floor. What more do you want to know?" "Well, were my eyes open when I was born?" She asks. "Gee honey, I don't know. I was sort of on the wrong end of the baby at the time," I tell her. What I wouldn't give, right about now, to show my children the blessed event their birth hours were! In my haste to maintain one last shred of modesty and dignity, which they effectively strip you of in pregnancy and childbirth, I missed a golden opportunity. My mother and father were in attendance with my husband during the birth of our son. I imagine this was the first time any of us saw a child be born. My father had his camera, but somehow I managed to stop screaming long enough to shout at him, "No pictures!" Shoot! What was I thinking? We should have given him a video camera! With our son now 14, and our daughter turning 10, I would have the perfect use for those videos. Forget gentle, open and educational discussions about the birds and the bees. Forget my husband's confusing metaphor about the apple and a worm who wears a raincoat. I think a little childhood trauma is in order. If a scary movie can make children afraid of the dark, think what they might be afraid of, after watching a real- life video of their birth! With popcorn and soda, wouldn't this be great enter- tainment for my children's back to back birthday sleepovers this weekend? Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch. Attention birthday attendant parents! Do not worry. I do not actually have any such videos. -Tonya R. Paddock Greenery workshop at Cowles Dec. 3 There are three opportunities for Nuckolls County residents will have three opportunities to attend greenery workshops and make Christmas gifts and decorations. The first workshop will be held Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Cowles American Legion Building. Saturday, Dec. 6 a workshop will be held at the Hebron Senior Center. The last work- shop scheduled for Dec. 13 on the Fillmore county fairgrounds, Geneva. Participants will be able to make Republic Pioneers 4-H Club October This October meeting of the Re- public Pioneer 4-H Club was held at St. Edwards Catholic Church, Belleville. The meeting was called to order by President, Erin Hoops. Roll call was answered by "My favorite Halloween costume." Saren Hobel- mann led in the flag salut~ .~nd 44-t pledge. Fanny 4-Her installed the new officers. Jared Stindt led in the Spongebob Squarepants theme song. Trevor Kuhlman had recreation, a trea- sure hunt. Members voted to purchase November The November meeting of the Re- public Pioneers 4-H Club was called to order by president, Bethany Hurly. Kyle Strut led in the pledges. Roll call was answered by "What I' w Thankful For." Ryan Bird, read the:~,~mutes of last month's meeting. Clay Bouray read the treasurer's report. The council meeting minutes were read by Lexia Aurand. Club days are March 13 at Cloud County Community College. The purple seal presentation was by Paula Hobelmann. She showed the original club charter from 1932. The and received a day, and "A Thanksgiving Pageant to Hospital. Bonnie Pedersen was chair- the mites for Mission Offering. The centerpieces, wreathes, swags, baskets a club banner, club is starting a points reward system. by Remember." After playing a game,, man. birthday song was sung to La Mira and other greenery gifts. To register of Korean she read, "Thanks For Many Things. Vivian Hansen presented the pro- Mueller. Charith Owen read a Thanks- and find out the list of supplies needed, Helen Gebers will host the Decem- gram entitled "Veterans Day." Mrs. giving poem. Hostesses were Avis contact the Nuckolls County Exten- EVGI jtOII 15 littler District 10 Cam- ber meeting. Hansen was also hostess. Bostelman and Lama Hill. sion office. :l upcoming events. [ ! d competition was ff tyThesubjectwastheGovernmentDay Thank you!!! I ST. ISTEPtIEN S CATHOLI CltUR1I'$ ANNUAL Lots of ifl'S. CP(IfI . food etC. Saturday, Nov. Z9 tO a.m. - 3 p.m. . .on Monday. WWII Thanks for th' many cards, warm thoughts and words of , I 111ANKSGIVING SUPPER be included in that OGk C ITI'eP inspiration honoring us on our 50th wedding anniversary. We g " 23 e.. -7P,M,..., Superiorbanddirec-)' appreciated all the cards, gifts and flowers. Thanks to our family I N0v. 4 i "Turkey (smoked or roasted) Ham Beef Dressing Ano all the tr~mmmgsu. &rap KI pt, lunch ~ by Fi~t ~ kt~.h :d for his assistance for the dinner Saturday evening and the dinner Sunday. It truly I -- We'll Olene anual Memorial Day JII you made our anniversary very special. Thanks again, everyone. I -TWO DRAWINGS-(0NE CHILD AND ONE ADULT) finess session, Jim \ | ~ HOMEMADE BAKED GOODS ~ CANDIES ~ GAMES i ~ the ongoing Memo- Orlin and Blanche Bargen l PruohooI-FREE. K-Sixth grade-'3.7th grade-Mult. =6 1 .... where veterans can I Location: St. Stephen's Sch001, 2 1/2 miles south of [1 c with their name and I Lawrence-Nelson Elementary School in Lawrence, Neb. lnanK IlOUl I I placed around the statue. There are in place. Ko- in the Also au- $1,200 to d Hospital di- certificates Darling. Veterans, Glint -'rollof57WWlI npe listed 54 Ke- en Rempe called md 35 remaining a members. Veterans other engage- banquet' origi- was the last vet- .group. gave the history of from a fa- the civil war. all veterans Star Spangled s sixth a tribute Legion Four at Good Sa- Veterans where who at the Superior on the celebrating the marriage of CARLITA PRICE AND BILL ERICKSON I 8 p.m. to Midnight >.=riQr Elks C 230 N. Central Ave., Superior, Neb. (Music by Ron Zoucha) oqfau Bob and Mildred Eilers Sunda36 Nov. 23.2-4 p.m, American Legion Hall Main Street, Nelson Neb. SHS Cheerleaders' 1 * Spaghetti * Garlic bread * Desserts Superior Elks Club 230 N. Central, Superior, Neb. Free Will Donations We hope to see you there!!! The children of Eulin and Betty Ebsen request a card shower in honor of their 40th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 30 Their address is: R.R. 2 Box 104 Superior, Neb. 68978 "7 Thank you for all the good care I received from the nurses, aids, doctors and therapists during and after surgery. Superior needs to be proud of their hospital and their care givers. I also would like to thank my family and friends for their cards, phone calls and for taking care of my home and cat. Love you all, Vera Dye Wterry Christmas to allff! Santa is available for visiting your store your home Christmas parties, etc. IO years experience Call "Santa" Mike Dunn 402-879-3679 Make a beel now! chiZdren of y and Mary Culbertson wi l l be hostin9 an en se for their parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary Saturday,N0v.29 Z-4 p,m, Nelson American Legion Nain Street, ~tson, Neb. No gifts, please! e val of NatM November 29 - 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Centennial Lutheran Church 855 N. Dakota Street 5upoqor Please come and view over a hundred nativity sets on display. Join us for cookies and coffee. Dean and Neva M. Hunter %ec, 2/93) Reception: 7 p.m.. Dance: 8 p.m.