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P> w 2: i / C ' G  , 7*,, %. r" 'd ,IP/ t', rl t L t" g. G g IIZ- . t g ! r- ! ] $ t ) 11 ) # L L | One nation, one language In a recent documentary on the life of one of the greatest Americans, it was noted Thomas Jefferson often warned we must be one nation with one language. That warning is still pertinent today when pressure is being applied to local, state and national politicians to provide society with both Spanish and English. Where Hispanics compose a sizable voting bloc, the politicians often cave in to the demand for two languages. We rtow have bilingual schools, bilingual govern- ment publications and instructions. In many shops and ,tores business is now conducted in two languages. In me, English is not spoken! This, despite the warnings of the founding fathers that we must be a nation of one language--so all can read and learn of the nation's heritage, founding democratic principles and traditions. California has begun to phase-out bilingualism. Texas has not. Florida is now being language-divided. No one objects to Americans speaking a second lan- guage. But first, all should learn the mother tongue. Beforentering England, all immigrants must learn the country's language. We are playing with divisive fire when we do not follow a course of vital importance for national unity and understanding and require one lan- guage. Thanks for the meetings We' ve always considered this to be a good place to live but it is a little bit better this week thanks to the Power Team series of meeting held in Superior Wednes- day through Sunday evening. Members of the Power Team had an inspiring story to tell and it appears many heard and responded. The success or failure of our lives depends upon a series of choices. Some we recognize as big and care- fully consider. Others don t seem so large ate time and we quickly make decisions which may have change our lives for all of eternity. The message delivered by the Power Team mem- bers was clear and easily understood, Members of the Superior Ministerial Alliance who arranged for the visit and the leaders of School District 11 who allowed the use of the school gymnasium are to be commended. National security Before the end of this year the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway may cease operations on 10 miles of track near the Jefferson County community of Endicott. Today the railroad's plan will have little impact. Business carried on what once one of the railroad's main lines has declined and we suspect the railroad can use economics tojustifythe dosing proposal. But closing the line s more than just economics. Closing the line is a matter of national security. During war times a good national railroad system is essential for this nation's survival. The old, nearly forgotten Burlington line provides an alternative route through the heart of this country and across the Missouri River. Without the line, rail shipments must either pass through Omaha or Kansas City. If terrorist activity would close a Missouri River bridge near either city, our national transportation would soon become overloaded. The Burlington line through Rule and Superior provides an alternative link with the nation's biggest railyard in Chicago and the west coast. Though the line may not be needed today, in the interest of national security, it should be kept at the ready. Letter to the editor Editor: Nov. 11 was Veterans Day and the National Honor Society from our Superior Public School held an impressive ceremony honoring our veterans who died to save our freedom as well as the surviying vetern and'all sergice peopl'. " After the Sept. I I, 2001 attack the land of the free and the home of the brave. I was disappointed that there was no coverage from The Superior Express. There were pic- tures from our neighbors in Kan- sas in our local paper but nothing from Superior, Also on Nov. 11, the annual !ast roans banquet was held honor- on our country, everyone has been mg our service people and no pic- tryingto promote more patriotism tures or story concerning that. including the youth of our coun- Evidently our Veterans don't try. mean anything to the local news- Being an army veteran who lost paper. a brother in the war. I know first Elmer Rempe handed what sacrifices have been Sergeant of Arms made by many to keep our country American Legion Opinions Capitol Comments By Nebraska Representative Ed Schrock I have been back in Lincoln bring bills to the floor by majority since Nov. 7, the start of the third vote. However, once on the floor, special session of the legislature opposing members could filibus- this year. We were called to work ter to prevent any bills from be- on the death penalty problem, coming law. In that case, a super- majority of 33 would be necessary Frankly, I am not excited about to end debate and bring a bill to the task. vote. My feeling is this 'cloture Isupportthegovernor'sinitia- rule' bears changing so that 30 tive to bring the death penalty into could end debate, but that is an- compliance with the recent Su- other issue. premeCourtdecision, butthecom- If no new law is made on the plexprocessiscomplicatedbythe sentencing process, the effect is risk of fostering additional ap- Nebraska continues to be without peals of existing death sentences, death penalty. Anyone convicted To add to the subtleties, legisla- of first degree murder under such a situation suffers life imprison- rive opponents and proponents of ment only. If we don't deal with capital punishment are unlikely to the method of lethal punishment, change their opinions through weinvitenullifyingthedeathpen- debate This leaves procedural alty by an appellate court. Never- maneuvering as the standard tac- theless, I am confident we will ticalapproachtogettingtheirway, eventually get these problems The sides are remarkably evenly fixed. .. .. drawn. Although agreeing or dis- The good news m acldittonal aein- on the -enera}-rinci-le, business will be conducted at the  s  v v ti ..... same me. The natural resources mdwtdual senators or either posl ...... 6ommittee wiii conClude its in- tion are likely to coaster differ- ,, terim business during this period. eat details to determine their vote Also, the comprehensive water on a particular bill. study is proceeding on time and I The best example of potential am preparing bills for the January gridlock is the likely possibility session. Although there is not a lot the judiciary committee will have in common with the legislature a 4-4 split, not voting any bills and farming, onesimilarityisthere onto the floor for lawmaking. In always seems to be something that event, the legislature could needing to he done. Country Roads How many times can a dental appointment be put off?. Some would say as many times as you can. Though I have met some pleasant dentists, I preferto see them on a social and not a professional basis. Dental practices have improved and I know members of the younger generation who don't mind visiting a dentist. However, it s not something I want to do. My problem began in grade school with my first visit to a clentist. The dental office was located in the upper story of a husiness building. I was taken up a long flight of stairs and down a dark narrow hallway, which appeared to have been taken from the pages of a Stephen King novel. I kept a tight hold on my mother's hand. I looked up and saw the stark electrical wiring. A long chord, dangling from thehigh tin ceiling held a lone light bulb dimly lighting the way, No smiling, happy-go-lucky dental receptionist greeted us as we opened the tall wooden door at the end of the hallway. High- back, wooden chairs lined three walls of the waiting room. The dentist came from a back room. I remember his dress shirt, wide tie and dark pants. He was an bider man with gray hair. He took me to the back room and closed the door, separating me from my mother. I had suffered several days with a toothache, but the heat pad had helped a little and maybe it could help again, I just wanted to go home. I didn't see the news report but a friend in Lincoln did and she predicts tiny cattle may be the next exciting family pet. Though I wasn't raised on a real farm I did grow up on acreage with a full assortment of dogs, cats, horses, goatg, pigs, chickens and cattle. The animals were hand-fed and most became pets. I moved into town more than 30 years ago but I still long for an opportunity to have a few animals. However, with a house, garage and garden plot already located on my 5,062.5 square feet lot, there is only room for guppy-size pets. Cheryl must know me better than I thought for she ad- vis&l, "Before you go rushing out to buy Billy a bovine, you should know that 'tiny' does not mean kitty-sized." The miniature animals Dustin Pillard is developing are only tiny in relation to today's normal-sized cow which stands 5 to 6 feet tall at the shoulder and average 1,500 pounds in weight. Pillard's petite cattle are 33 to 40 inches high, and they tip the scale at three to five hundred pounds. The animals are descendants of Zebu cattlel a small breed from Southern India. Those developing the breed expect to get the size down to 30 inches or less in the next few generations. They said that was dog-size but it is much bigger than the only pet I have ever tried to keep at 500 Commercial Avenue. Peanuts the dog four to five pounds and I never By Gloria Garman-Sehlaefll As the doctor looked into my mouth, I was ready to forget the pain and jump out of the chair. A few seconds later, I was minus a tooth. Tears ran down my face as I came out to my waiting mother, who looked as worried as I was scared. To this day, that is the only toothless spot in my mouth. As a teen I saw a different dentist and he filled several teeth. I did not relish those trips, butnow I am glad for them. I envied my sons as I took them for their scheduled dental visits. They showed no signs of fear. On his first visit to the dental office a dentists told my son, the chair was like a space seat in a space capsule. He patiently explained everything he was going to do. It certainly was not like my first experience with a dentist. As a mother, I was so thankful. After I saw how well my sons took their trips to the dentist, I decided if they could dO it so willingly, then so could I. I was not going to be such a wimp. Because of a conflict a month ago, I had to cancel my yearly dental appointment. I found myself breathing a sigh of relief. A week later, the receptionist called and told me they had a last- minute opening. Oh, too bad! I had another appointment on that day and had to turn it down. Am I getting wimpy again? The receptionist called last week to report there was another opening. No excuses this time. I will keep this appointment. Editor's Notebook By Bill Blauvelt J IF succeeded in training him to stay on our lot. He wouldn't go past the curb but turn your back and he instantly darted for the second house up the block. The breeders report the small cattle share many doggie at- tributes. "They're really mellow like a dog. They like to be brushed and they're very sociablethey will come if you call them. They're real people-oriented animals and can be taught tricks." Supposedly they're comparatively cheap to feed, too, especially if you're used to buying gourmet cat food. Pillard said it costs only $30 a month for hay to feed a miniature cow during the winter. In the summer, he said the cow will mow the yard, eat for free and give milk as a bonus. As good as the animals sound, the initial investment is substan- tial. At least $1,000, perhaps more. And nobody said the animals can be housebroken. But that's a moot point. Housebroken or not. I don't plan to willingly share my house with a300 pound cow. I remember a time we were on a fishing trip and camped in a tent on the Republican River. The tent nearly collapsed when my father awoke and discovered we had an uninvited guest. In the dark he didn't know if the animal was friend or foe. For all our safety, I wish the dog had made his tent call before darkness settled over the river. Member Nebraska Press Association Superior Express Thursday, 2B D uEus=a Superior Publishing Company, Inc. 148 Eut T"n Stmet, PO Box 408, Superior, Netlt 68978 PRIZE WINNING m NATIONAL NEWSPAPER E-fltsll supdomxpreellltetnet ASSOCIATION Subscription rates: $18 per year or three years for $48 payeble in advance in Nebraska. Kansas $19. lSp#t year or three years for $51.02 (includes sales tax) Other states $25 per year or three years for From the files of The Superior Express Seventy Years Ago Two Superior students, Philip Henderson and D. Boyd Shank, have been named among the 10 highest ranking freshmen of the college of agriculture of the Uni- versity of Nebraska. More than $400 worth of cloth- ing was stolen from Lela Stafford's store in Hardy. The Smyrna Knighthood of Youth club has been organized. Ruby Bargen is president. Other officers are Mildred Meyer and Edna Meyer. A number of young people charivaried Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stevenson at the Tom Klinker home. Mrs. A. J. Cross and Mrs. Eric Wendt entertained the grade school teachers at auction bridge at the home of Mrs. Cross. The charity.football game to I>e held at Strickland field had to be cancelled because of injuries received by the locals in the Thanksgiving Day game against Geneva. Fifty Years Ago Coach Glenn Shaneyfelt re- ports 47 boys out for basketball. Milvem Grummert is the man- ager of a new Conoco service sta- tion at Sixth and Bloom. Inducted into the armed forces were Willard McCutcheon, Rich- ard Hoelting, Edwin Ficken. Charles Mertens and Eldon Eitz- mann. Lawrence high school's six- man football team is the best of the top 10 six-man outfits in the state. The ladies auxiliary served 300 veterans and guests at the Last Man's Banquet. This is the largest attendance in history. John Redenbaugh is thanking his friends for their support dur- ing the five and half years as chief of police. Dean Hall and Maxine Mont- gomery were married in San Pedro, Calif. He is serving with the U. S. Marines. Forty Years Ago Santa Claus with his fancy mo- torized sleigh will be in Superior Nov. 24. W. J. Walkinshaw, 82, died at the hospital Saturday. Elsie Mallam, 68, died in her home. Mrs. J. W. Boyd, 66, died follow- ing a heart attack. KHOL-TV will build a station a few miles east of Superior. Charles Stiles has been ap- pointed rural carrier for the Bostwick mail route. Thirty Years Ago David Shuck is the director of the Nuckolls County Hospital's new department of physical medi- cine. It opened Sept. 11 and he is giving 25 to 30 treatments a day. Of the42 taking driver licenses test Tuesday, 10 had let their li- censes expire. Barry Alexander, Superior High School student, earned fifth place in American Junior Quarter Horse National finals held in Amarillo. The Superior City Council. ber. voted to sack the parking meters for a 90-day trial. Funeral were held for Gordon Adamson, Ada Gertrude Hudson, Josephine Mendell, Mrs. Tom Combs, Jim White and Mrs. Henry Schlcufer. Twenty Years Ago A fire destroyed the Stan VanlVleter family's I l-year-old farm home while they were away Wednesday afternoon. More than 600 attended the Jim Jensen benefit pancake sup- per at Salem Lutheran Church. Jensen has had five major surger- ies following a two vehicle acci- dent in August. Dwayne Lorence and Lisa Langer were crowned king and queen at the 4-H achievement banquet held at Manlato. Superior Vision will not be open Friday afternoon so the em- ployees can watch Nebraska do to Oklahoma, what Superior did to all nine of their opponents. Ten Years Ago Harlan Schott began his duties Monday as senior vice-president of the Security National Bank. During the dedication of the Wildcat Community Track, Lt. Gov. Maxine Moul presented a plaque recognizing the construc- tion of the track as an official Q125 event. Joel Ameson, 21, Formoso, and Paul Grull, 23, Red Cloud, died when the pickup they were in rolled two miles north of Web- Area Church Odessa: Burr Oak: ii United Methodist Churches Schedules for Sunday Schools and Worship Service Mankato Harmony: WorShip, 11 a.m. Sun. Sch., 9:45 am. Iotaia: , Worship, 9:30 a.m ,;, Sun. Sch., 10:30 a.m. Wo)ship, 8:15 a.m. Sun. Sch., 9:30 a.m. Worship, 8:15 a.m. Sun. 5oh., 9:30 a.rn. Worship, 9:30 a.m, First Baptist Church E. Hwy 36 Mankato 785-378-3655 Neolin Taylor, Pastor Sunday Services Sunday School ......... l0 a.m. Worship ................... 11 a.m. Bible Study ................ 7p.m. Wednesday Discipleship Training 6pdm. Evangelical Lutheran Church 201 South Center Mankato, Kan. Church 785-378-3308 Res. 785-378-3766 _ , Steve Little, Pastor "J Sunday Worship .................. 9:00 a.m. Sunday School ....... 10:30 a.m. Jewell County Catholic Churches Sacred Heart, Esbon Saturday on first, third and fifth weekend ............... 6:30 p.m. Sunday on second and fourth weekend ............... 10 a.mo St. Theresa 320 N. Commercial, Mankato 785-378-3939 Sunday ................................ 8 a.m. Fr. Allen Scheer, Pastor Olive Hill Centennial Church Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod] 855 N. Dakota Street, Superior. Neb. David Watters , pone 4o2-879-a]a7 Saturday SchoolSundaY9:30 --WrshlP ........ Sy ...... 6:30 p.m. Sunday a.m. Worship Service ..................... 9 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School-Bible Class ............................... 10 a.m. Located five miles south Paul Albrecht, Pastor and two miles west Wo,sho with us via llve broadcast of Superior each Swlday on  RadW Please call for additloml worship ond Proclaimin Christ Since 1876 Bible studt/ opportunities. Webber United Methodist Church Webber, Kan. Office 785-361-2664 Res. 785-361-2070 Sunday Worship ................... 9:30 a.m. Sunday School ...... 10:30 a.m. Pastor Joyce Beam Calvary Bible Evangelical Free Church 99 W. Pearl, Jewell, Kan. 785-428-3540 mm Wayne Felgal, Pastor Wednesday Youth Group ............. 7 p.m. Sunday Sunday School ..... 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Family Bible Hour ..... 7 p.m. /ffflfltated wtth the Evanlllad  Church o/mlellca Church of Christ 564 E. Fourth Street Superior, Neb. Wednesday Evening Youth and Aduh Bible Study 7 p.m. Sunday Worship Service ............. 9 a.m. Sunday School ........ I0:15 a.m. Evening Service ......... 6:30 p.m. A lot of kneeling keeps you in good standing with Cod. i Superior Hutchinson, Tom Shaw, Stauffer, Jerry Marsha Kinyoun, Monica 5 Crowe. Five Years, Marksmen took Nuckolls County cent rifle season. Adam Kinnaman annon Sholtz Rock at the braska  won Schroere Lyle Horton, Vera Overturf, Parsons, Estelle don Osbome. Crowned 4-H Ida| at the meat program and Darla Strnad. Danny selected to fill the Nuckolls ( Roy Dugan. change its name Dick Fish, rior terminal will give the corn wide name. m Christi00 Church Mankat 118 S. Corrne Mankato, 785-37'0 Sunday School ,,".; Morning Worship. It Thaddeus J. Hinlde, 785-378"f2 9 Northbt IIII ll Phone 78 Located eight rrdleS Burr Oak and two t sundY Sunday School ......... " Worship ................... '' Kenneth" smith,  "Where The Son Grace (, Evangelical Free_ sup,00L00 423 E. Fifth Street, . j,,, Pastor o , Grace Place Children'S ,. Club ...... ".S."' Sunday School ............ i;ii Morning Worship ......... ..,, Prayer Time ............. 'm A/llfllated ath the Evange Sunday School .............. 9 a.m Mornlng Worship ......... I0 a.m Sunday Prayer Meeting ................ 6:00 p.m. FirstCommunity Church Of Little Blue CathOli( Church The Nazarene Christian Fellowship Church S # , I1! Oak, Neb. 740 E. Seventh Old Pleasant View School St. Joseph s Phone 402-225-2284 Office Phone 402-879-4391 Sunday 7 miles No. of Nelson SuperiOr,n;'-81 Sunday Sunday School . .  9 30 a.m Sunday Rectory Phone "" Morning Service ..... 10:45 a.m. Worship Service ............ I0 a.m. Evening Servlce ............ 6 p.m. MIIslbSe ledl  Children's Program ....... 6 p.m. ' ':: Jim Dresser, Pastor Bible Centered Wednesday Dinner ............................... 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting. Children's Ministry and Youth Group Meeting .......... 7 p.m. Denis Payne, Pastor Transportation and Nursery Wednesday Adult Bible' Study .............. 7 p.m. Children's Bible Study ...... 7 p.m. Frid.a.Y.... 6:30 a.m. Morning Prayer ?astor and Mrs. David Sellers Dally Masses ...... Saturday ......... '"".ii Sunday ............... 'l Nelson-SundaY "t Father Nondenomlnatl0na ] Salem First Presbyterian Evangelical Fib-t" Lutheran Church Church Lutheran Baptist m00,,y 1, s,pe,,,. 00eb. S00-th N. Centr00 Church '_'.-.in. Superior, Neb. in America s,v-- Sunday Phone 402-879-3733 ST, PAUL LUTHERAN ' ' Sunday School ..... 9:30 a.m. Sunday School ........... 9:15 a.m. Hardy, Neb. Church 4087" Worship ............. 10:45 a.m. Fellowship Coffee ...... 10:30 a.m. Phone 402-279-3205 Pastor Les'- Rev. Daniel Hays Worship ........................ l I a.m. or 402-236-8825 , Sd.# Sunday Worship ........... 9 a.m. Iaatmmn Vespers, KR, 7:30 o. Rev. Mark Dlehl, Sunday School and ls *'" "" ! Ho/y Communk>n, flrstand th/rd . . Pastor Fellowship Hour ...... I0 a.m. Church at studY''"., to"" I c Worship ..... Living Faith Our Redeemer United Jewell T':# Fellowship Lutheran Church Methodist 00ne,,,otr00. Word of Faith Church MontrOs-- at# .s.. Ev=00ge.=" Lutheran Church Metlaoi Suday Church in America 448 N. Kansas Street ..... MaYh,  Worship Service ............ 10:30 a.m. 505 N. Kansas ty Evening Service ................... 5 p.m. Superior, Neb.  aJ;w. I! !.,.. (except 4th and 5th Sundays) Superior, Nob. '""ii Wednesday Sunday Sunday Service Sunday 5ch.oO :;". ....... C'htlan Development Night Morning Worship 8:30 a.m. Adutt and Children .......... 7 p.m. Sunday School ..... 9:45 a.m. Church School ...... 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.....OlKids for t- -" . .......... Rock Solid Youth Group ...... 7 p.m. Radio Program, KRFS AM -. Worship ............. 10:45 a.m. M ...... Sunday Mornlng .......... 8:30 a.m. Rev. Daniel I-lays Mornhne vqrshiD"'"il ...... Patsy Busey, Pastor Rev. 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