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Comments resentative Ed Schrock legislative session to decision to close the South Central i Research and Extension Center in Clay Center this week. Many, many people worked hard to change the minds of decision makers in the University sys- tem. I am disappointed but believe the  i! effort was not wasted simply because of the ultimate decision. All involved expressed a valuable sense ofour larger ii, community, fellowship, and shared death penalty has ended. most immediate problem others remain. The newly requires broadened fact the jury for the purpose of pen- in the case, and a three to determine any death This will resolve the "jury the U.S. Supreme that invalidated our We also attempted to to the constitutional "cruel ,lem of the electric the attempt. This Could be resolved by a change ection as the Method of , but the legislature defer this decision tO a later Y preference was to do it in this but I was in the minor- 91icate this question. The cur- Jtion method is valid ot by court ap- not anticipating any before the regular legisla- • The death pen- It seemed prudent to the Y for all these reasons to deal aethod bf execution in Janu- the University finalized the values of the agricultural community. In anticipating the loss, and as we learn to live with change, we can draw on these collective strengths as we pull together. I will do whatever I can to keep the door open for enhancing re- search in South Central Nebraska. As we approach the beginning of the next full legislative session in Janu- ary, I need your input about any new laws you think we need or which laws need changing. Now is the time to contact my office with your advice. Keep in mind, I am aware how many believe too many bills are introduced in the legislature. I expect fiscal issues will be the underlying concern for most of the proposals we will deal with in the coming session, but other issues important to the district need to be presented as well. In the legislature as well as on the farm, earlier is better than later, with few exceptions. Thursday, November 28, 2002 THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 7A USD No. 5 meets (Continued from Page IA) was approved. The project will re- move asbestos from the kitchen and a special education classroom. A bid of $4,980 was accepted from RSI. Offi- cially, Guide Rock will pay $1,980 and the unified district $3,000 from the general fund. However, Guide Rock was recently required to move $3,000 from their petty cash fund to the Uni- fied District's general fund. Every lo- cal district has a petty cash fund (often called an L.EA. fund) for local emer- genci'es. Before the transfer Guide Rock's fund contained $5,000. The board alsp approved authoriz- ing the administration to invest the cooperative funds to increase interest rates. Kent Miller, superintendent, sug- gested one year certificates would in- crease interest income, yet still pro- vide access to the money if needed during the next fiscal year. The motion did not mandate where the money would be invested. The purchase of an administrative car tr $17,400 was approved from Friesen Chevolet. The vehicle selected has been used by the district for driver' s education. The car it will be replacing has 170,(X)0 miles and will be kept by the district to transport small groups. Administrators estimated they drive approximately 20,000 miles per year purchase agreement, appointments to the unified board and to review super- intendent contracts. Wednesday, Dec. 18, all 30 members of the local five district school boards and a guest are invited toThe Plantation in Guide Rock for a prime rib dinner. Outgoing board members will be guests of the district, other members of the board are re- sponsible for their meal. Members of the strategic planning committees were announced as fol- lows according to target areas: • Marketing Unified Five's quality education locally and to surrounding districts- Sue VanSkiver, Elwyn Fitzke and Francis Schroer, unified board members; Deb Koehler, Dave Barnard, Rosanne Konen and Kristi Springer, committee members. • Develop a communication plan to encourage support and cooperation among all patrons of the Unified Five - Ron Meyer and Lester Montgomery, unified board members; Lyle Schroer, Steve Renz, Sherry Kluver and Brett Bischoff, committee members. • Develop a systematic decision- making process forclosing sites- Janice Tordmp and Darrel Springer, unified board members; Laurie Kohmetscher, Karla Harms, Russ Ninemire, Tim Cole, Max Van Skiver, Dave Healey and JeffGuilkey, committee members. the ice mantel was removed from the home years ago. able to find another mantel, however, that they felt would b the rest of the liv'ng room s decor. will cost share Lower Republican Natural District, through the Ne- and Water Conservation will cost share 50 0f the county average cost or t, which ever amount is less, ation of eligible Eligible prac- g terraces, ter- outlets, water im- dams, grade stabilization tailwater recov- tys, gOUtS , pasture planting or critical area planting, 'stems and irrigation components. will be taken begin- at a local Nebraska rvation Services Lgis limited. The NRD will begin Trimming and imp Removal Insured • Reasonable rates • Free 402-1179-36011 approving applications in March. Ap- plications will be approved on a first-come first-serve basis with prior- ity given to applicants who were not approved for cost share funding in this program during the previous calendar year and applications in which the work will be completed this spring or sum- mer. For further information contact a local NRCS office or the Lower Re- publican Natural Resource District. Unless you can create the WHOLE universe in 5 days, then perhaps giving "advice" to God, isn't such agood idea. arN SPEEDNET High.Speed Wireless Intemet available in Superiod Call Today! Superior Publishing Company, Inc. 402-879-3291 ip A. Maynard, D.P.M. Experience.-eamwork. Foot Specialist - Foot Surgeon 416 N. Minnesota Ave. • Hastings, Neb. 68901 402-462-2788 for a rots The music room, housed beneath the southeastern turret, is where Esther Hunter taught piano, organ and violin lessons to many of Superior's children. It features the same grand piano on which she taught her students. The entire room is flavored with Victorian charm. related to Unified District Five duties. During December each local dis- trict will be making unified board ap- pointments. Administrators suggest a planning workshop m early February after the state aid had been certified and unified district board appointments are complete. There was no mention of 2(X)2-2003 teacher negotiations, which have not been settled. The next meeting will be Monday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. in Lawrence. Early agenda items are the technology lease • Develop a plan to deliver the in- structional program more efficiently. (For example, consolidate programs, departmentalize elementary school or utilize technology). Tim Kinnaman, Ron Herbek and Steve Renz, unified board members; Royce Schott, Bob Trapp, Kurt Epley and Linda Ostdiek, connnittee members. The Hunter kitchen is one of the home's focal points. Its original size has been almost doubled to include an eating area beneath the wesfern turret .The openness of the room is complimented by its hardwood flooring and its Victorian- style appliances The Hunters feel that most people feel more comfortable in the kitchen than in any other room in the house so they wanted theirs to be as inviting as possible. a We Print Shirts • Caps • Jackets • Banners ° Signs SUlrhor Publishing Company 148 East Thild, Superior, Neb. • 1-800-359-2120 T!e Nuckolls County Courthouse will be CLOSED Thursday,/00|ov. 28 For Thanksgiving ']1 a foster or adoptive parent. ohling Tree Farm Fresh cut Christmas Trees Open: Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 Dec. 7 and 8 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  ..--. MARLANNob. 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