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fourth grade Girl Scout Troop 926 carries dolls in preparation for a recent baby-sitting clinic at Central ih/College. The troop also recently donated $200 to p:ovide coats and gloves for children in need this w!nter, ey earned with cookie and nut sales. (From left) Harley AIIgood, Kirsten Studer, Kori Tinkham, Haley Gebers, Alison Hawley, Susanna Headrick, Madison Miller, Jett Mickelsen and Miranda Ward. (Not pictured) and Toni Hunter. Thursday, November 27, 2003 THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 3A I Calendar of Events Meanwhile, back at the ranch The Republican Valley Bird Watch- ers will meet at Superior Library at 7 Without formal training, I taught myself to oil paint. In its early stages, my husband p.m~ It is a hobby I enjoy, where minutes become hours, day called this painting, "Ugly brown becomes night and worry fades, volcano in a sea of green algae Members of Retired If you were to ask me to draw, you would receive under a cerulean blue sky." My [ heel Perlionnel meet something equivalent to the stick drawings I did in mother knew it would eventually elementary school. It is paint with which I create, rather look like a road. Nuckolls County Retired School than pencil. I cannot draw. Remembering not to let Personnel met last Tuesday At the Su- Few of my paintings done previously came with us to husband choose the titles for my paintings, once it was periorEIks Lodge banquet room. Presi- Nebraska. What I used to paint were things others would finished, I called it, "Another Turning Point." dent Elsie Grummert called the meet- like, given as gifts to friends and family at Christmas. It While others stand and look at this painting, the road ing to order and led the group in the was not until we came here, that I began to paint for may seem no different to them than any other country flag salute and prayer. Evelyn Jackson myself, road. As ~I look down this painted road, I can see where gave a book revue and read several Considering this ability a blessing or gift, I believe I we once were, whatwehavebeenthroughandhowfarwe quotes from other current editions on can show others the view through my eyes, when words have come. Not just another road, this was when our life their bookshelves, fail. began, in Nebraska. Tom Jenscn entertained with origi- Five oil paintings of moments from our life in Ne- While many in Superior were relaxing after a long nal musical numbers. One entitled, "My braska adorn the walls of our farmhouse. It began with Victorian festival weekend in May 2002, my husband First Day of School:" and the other a painting of our barn, which I titled, "Meanwhile, Back and I parked our car at the side of Highway 136. From "My Grandpa." at the Ranch." The title and a gray scale photo of this this vantage point, we took a photograph. It was a Twenty-eight attended and had painting accompany this column, photograph of the gravel road, leading to a farmhouse we lunch together. The organization was Once empty and forgotten, our barn, still in disrepair, were hoping to purchase. glad to welcome two new members, is now full of life. Not a day goes by when I do not I would later use this photograph to recreate with Debt Garrison and Carma Tryon, both treasure the warm, soft, sweet scent of nuzzling my canvas and oil paint, one of the most important choices of Nelson. horse's neck. Cats, hens and roosters, scurry under foot we made in our lives. So often, when we came to places The next meeting will be March 6, as we tend to the chores, in our lives, where choices had to be made, we took the at the Elks Lodge. Our animals comfort us. They do not care what we are safest route and the path others thought we should take. wearing or if my socks do not match, which usually they This one time, we made the turn, and took a chance. WeCsJB (~onsortllLtl]l to don't. Unbeknownst to us, this road would be longer, and the host holiday meeting Notonecreatureinourbarnseekstoremindusofourjoumey we embarked on more difficult than anticipated. mistakes, passjudgmentonourcharacmr, or speak ill and Expecting us to fail and return, the people left behind Scout t oop donates IWA attends Grand The WeCAN regional consortium laugh at us when we are gone. wouldquestionandjudgeourchoice. The people before r Island conference is hosting a community holiday meet- We are unconditionally accepted, flaws and all, as us would wonder why we had come and how long we to b y coats fo kids ingTuesdayatDick'sPlace,Lawrence, part of the herd. wouldlast. S U r FourSuperiorHigh Schoolstudents at 9 a.m. Everyone from the commu-In turn we care for our animals, providing for their What we wanted, was a peaceful place to call home, enrolled in agriculture education at- nity is invited to join this group for basic needs of love, attention, shelter, food and water, a positive change in our lives, and to be accepted for who grade Superior Girl Scout nity and help those in need. tended the Nebraska State FFA Asso- their annual get together. This group is With such experiences, there is no loss of inspiration we are, rather than what others want or imagine us to be. gave $200 toward buying In addition to their monetary con- ciation fall leadership lab. The confer- a gathering of service providers who for artwork at the ranch. Against the wind, we traveled the road. Simple things, this winter. Money tribution, troop 926 recently attended a ence was held Friday and Saturday in serve the four county area including Following the barn painting, four more paintings which before, were impossible dreams, became reality. ;ales. baby-sitting clinic at Central Commu- Grand Island. The conference theme Webster, Adams, Clay and Nuckolls came to life, with thoughts of more in the future. Aside Life is precious. Moments are more important than alongwithextrafunds nity College, where they took dolls to was "The Modem Me." counties. If you have suggestions for from a painting of our garden left behind in Colorado, milestones, money or big events. And, beauty depends for Young Feet" pro- learn how to diaper, feed, and care for Representing the Superior FFA projects you want this group to tackle there is also a painting of my husband's frog pond. It on how we choose to see what lies before us. by community organi- youngsters, and what they should do in were Erin Eitzmann, vice president; let them know. For more information reminds me of the times he has drained our well to save Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch. This Thanksgiving, I up to 10 children an emergency. Sara Rogers, Leslie Kilo and Cassie about the group you can contact Belva his frogs, am grateful, for the open arms that have greeted, helped With winter coats and gloves," Working with two parents at a time, McCutcheon. Dave Bamard, chapter Junker at 1-800-952-3382. I could not go without painting one of the infamous or wished us well, and for the small moments along the project coordinator, under the guidance of a group facilita- advisor, accompanied the group. The the Girl Scouts were tor, the troop works on other activities conference presenters were past na- Koulltr~ guilters Guild Nebraskan garden spiders, which startled then amazed road, which made the bumps worth traveling. me in their quiet presence among my flowers and trees. they should do with the each month to earn badges. Current tional FFA officers from Oklahoma Twelve members of the Kountry The largest painting I have completed is the road to -Tonya R. Paddock facilitator for troop 926 is Bruce and Illinois. The educational sessions QuiltersQuiltGuildmetfortheirregu- our home. goal, Tinkham, Superior, andfatheroffourth include setting goals, being a role lar meeting Nov. 20 at the Superior wanted to do with this grade girl scout, Korina Tinkham. model, self-esteem, team building and Church of Christ. After the business Said Anna Hawley. For their theatre badge, the troop handling the pressures of growing up meeting, members showed and told Don't go looking for trouble. e girl suggested, and the oth- recently attended the Superior High in today's society. More than 150 FFA about favorite quilting tools, and re- Hardy chlLtrch notes .... d, it became somewhat of a School fall play, and assisted back members attended the statewide activ- viewed quilting magazines and books Union Church of Hardy, Sunday, Thursday, November 27, 2003 :troop 926 was making plans stage with makeup and preparations, ity. The group attended a dance Friday they especially liked, services, 10:30 a.m. Lance Shafer is lheSuperiorExpress.ISSNO74042969.ispublished weekly by Superior Publishing Company, Inc, ]d8 ~sine c ~auffeured shopping Before Christmas, they will meet and evening. Virginia Lewis and Lois Sullivan speaker. Church council will meet and Eost Third Street, Superior. Nebraska 68978. Vegas n m bring presents to be given to people in The next Superior FFA leadership brought quilts for show and tell. Dor- Fellowship hours at9:30a.m. Hanging Subscdpfionratois$2OperyearinNe~asko. $21.26 t, this sI ring the girls u a "- need during the holiday season, activity is on Jan. 21, when the District othy Alexander helped members with of the Greens and church soup dinner ,n Ko.sos 0ncJuOes soles to,) end S2a pc, yeor e, :ided aat a $200 donation .... 8 FFA leadership contests will be held color value of fabrics to be used in the following church services. Ushers are elso~ho,o ~n the Un~ed Sto*es: ~0 ce~s pc, s,r~o copy. Periodical class postage paid at Superior, e coats for others was one For emergencies, always have a in Aurora. The chapter is asking inter- quilt the club will piece. Next meeting Glen Aurand and Jack Skinner. Corn- Nobroska, and at addffional mailing office. POST Could do with the moneyquarter in your pt)cket and a 10 dollar estedadultswhowouldscrveasjudges will be Jan. 15 at 7 p.m., at the Church munityThanksgivingServicesatUnion MASTER: Send odOros~ chongo ~o: me $upe,or benefit the commu- bill hidden in your wallet, to contact Mr. Barnard. of Christ. Church Wednesday at 7 p.m. ~x~ess P.O. Box 408, Superior. Nebraska 68978. ottts: Ewryon is invited 1 bedroom apartment upstairs Thanksgiving Weekend Dance! ,esday and Friday, ' I " 1:30-5:30 p.m. PistlI Q | Bouti Available Now at , == Thursday, 4.8p.m. aadow Creek Villas HE RtJ BL, .. Saturday Lots of gifts, crafts, food and etc. 10a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 10 a.lll. - 3 p.lll. 4th and Marvin Street Superior, Neb. , j, r Oak ommunl rtee Handicap units when available Saturday, Nov. 29 at 9 p.m. ty-Thrif r-o I b. "This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider" Milli an Auditorium -Shod there 402-879-3350 ;, - bm ana M : Ireet *MIIIigan, NeD. NCentral, Superior,r TDD 800-833-7352 " o w.o cAN aE celebrating the marriage of frrt CARLITA PRICE AND BILL ERICKSON " AUTO.HEALTH.COMMERCIAL FARM HOME ' Marlice Sullivan, Agent BlueCross BlueShield 8 p.m. to Midnight Birthday Greetings to A.J In the449VesteYN. CentralCenter of Nebraska From your loving family, Superior, Neb. ~.,m Bu,oau ,.~,esonta,vos are autho.z~a ~.,.,t, msur,,..,,a.nts ot muo C, 402-879-3377 o, . ,o,.,.... com.,,y .,,a .. Senga, Monte, Annette, ~.,,. Of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, 230 N. Centred Ave., Suped , Neb. Rachel and Reid, Mitch, (Music by R0n Zoucha) Nora, Lucas and Adam SHOWER...HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Elks Memorial Service Clarence Swearingen, on , ...... Tuesday, Dec. 2 Please help us celebrate his 80th!!! m. Join us in sending a card to him at: * Clarence Superior Elks Lodge Swearingen 230 N. Central * Superior, Neb. 508 West St. 402-879-3111 e leln or ............ aa insurance accepted d flied : 8.triet sterilization.modem Uall now for appointment 402"225-2828 Sh-Master Card- benCharge accepted Deweese, Neb. 68934 All Elks, spouses, widows Thank you, and friends are Linda, Nancy, encouraged to attend/l~ Clyde and Roger Completefor the Dental Care l //@, Entire Family with you In mind l d'l'y Chrlstmas to allff! Santa Is available for vislting yOU store your home Chrlstmas parties, etc. Robert C. Wilson, D.D.S. Dee Ann Petersen, R.D.H. Angle Beck, Dental'Assistant |0 years experience Melinda Duncan, Dental Assistant I| . Melissa Nelson, R D H J[ , ec " " " Call "Santa" Mike Dunn Ry Woerner, Office Manager * Mary Ann Blltoft elson Dental Clinic z~(l;k87!l-361t9=__..__.. South Nelson, Neb. * 402-225-2828 a DU UJs W __ Main,