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Fourteen attend Randall dinner Fourteen attended the Randall Se- nior Citizens holiday turkey dinner last Tuesday. Jan Thornton. vice president, conducted the meeting. A profit was made on the soup dinner. It was ap- proved to close the &apos;building until late February. Melanie Gfiffeth was present to ask the group to have the concession stand at her mother's estate sale. It was approved to serve at the sale and offer the pancake day in 2012 to the Randall Firemen who are raising funds for a matching grant. Plans were made to host the county council on aging Jan. 19 at the Randall Library and the Jan. 24 meeting for the local group will also be at the library. The dinner will be furnished that day. New members welcomed were Opal and Carl McElroy and Judy Zimrner. Melanie and her son. Eric, were guests. Five women stayed to play cards. Annual courthouse dinner held Monday Monday was the annual courthouse potluck dinner with Doyle Alcorn, board chairman, announcing service pins on behalf of the county commis- s!oners. Employees are presented ser- vice pins after every five years of con- tinuous service. Receiving a five year service pin was Laura Crum: 15 year service pin went to Lora Ost and Gai4 Bartley; 25 year service pin went to Marilou Becker. Again this year in lieu of a gift exchange, employees brought items to donate to the food pantry. Ladies auxiliary taking scholarship applications The Ladies Auxiliary VFW pre- sents scholarships to assist members who wish to further their education by pursuing a college degree or a career direction at a technical school. The spouse, daughter, and son of a member are also eligible to apply. The auxiliary specifies that the ap- plicant must be 18 years of age or older. Qualifying member must have been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW for one year prior to application. The completed application must be received by Feb. 15 at the Ladies Aux- iliary VFW National headquarters. Applications may b picked up from Sherri Jeffery, 7830 auxiliary presi- dent, at Rolling Hills Electric Coop=. erative, Mankato, or call 785-545-5800 to have form mailed. DAR chapter holds meeting in Mankato One lnan junk is cinoiher,, prize possession, and this is the case of the ,' a JA .,, - . , , : . gift given by.Rober Tuiicr Mant O. 'Off NiCV.'V21.17 nlembers and one guest met::a[ Hhe home'off Both'ally' Roe. Mankato. for lhe nloolhJ;, meemlg of Desire Tobey Sears DAR Mrs. Roe shared the story of the find- ing of the phoh)graphs b) Desire Chamay and Francis Bedford. This photography kill from Robert Turner is the basis for the Robert Turner Per- formance Series lbr the citizens of Jewell County. Many people will ben- efit from this series, as Mrs, Roe told the story and showed a slide presenta- tion. Once this program was compiete, the business meeting began. Sherry Koster filled in for the regent. Avis Shaw gave an American History Minute. she told about the restoration of the chicken population in France after World War II. Glada lsaacson presented trivia on George Washing- ton for the Constitution Side Light. Sherry Koster shared tlle benefits of eating healthy this Thanksgiving tbr the American Women Issue. while lanis McDill read the President General's Report. A collection of'necessary items for the Veterans we re given to Juli Delka. veterans affairs chairman. She will deliver these items to the hospital tin Topeka before the holida3 s. The nominating comminee pre- sented their report on a slate of new officers. Elections ofoffiders were con- ducted and completed. Hostess for this ineeting were Janelle Greene. Vera Walker and Madlyn Eaton. Next lneet- ing will be Jail. 16. at 7 p.m. at the Scandia Museum. Mission Thrift Shop Mankato, Kan. Do your shopping now for Christmas! WILL BE CLOSED afterSaturday, Dec. 17 until Friday, Jan. 13 UTE THERTER Friday, Saturday & Sunday Dec. 9, 10 & 11 * 7:30 p.m. Puss in Boots Long before he even met Shrek. the notorious fighter, lover and out- law Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town,. Rated PG for some adventure action and mild rude humor, Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3172 Senior Center News By Patsy Warner (last week) It has been suggested we try to play some cards, dominoes and other games. I will try to get that going in December. The plan is come in at, say, 10, play until lunch and stay afterward as long as you want. I would ,elcome any suggestions on how we might do this. This is just a way for some to have fellowship and, to pass the long winter days. You and your fellow game play- ers can plan their own times to play, Let's have a fun rime. Ladies auxiliary meeting scheduled for Tuesday The ladies auxiliary to the Jewell County Memorial VFW post, will be meeting Tuesday at Pine Haven meet- ing room at 5:30 p.m. This will be Christmas "goodies" night. All mere, bets are encouraged to attend and bring their favorite treats to share. Mankato City Library receives DVD donation The Mankato City Library was given a donation of DVD's. Some of the titles include: Be Cool, After the Subset, Alice in Wonderland, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Madison, Frankie and Hazel, and Where the Red Fern Grows. There is no charge for the DVD library loan and these can be checked out for up to two weeks. New books at Mankato City Li- brary are. "Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies" by Susan Wittig Albert. "Dreams of the Dead" by Pert O'Shaughnessy, "Escape" by Barbara Delinsky, "Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life," and "When Pas- sion'Rules" by Johanna Lindsey. TheAibrary encourages patrons to utilize the new interlibrary loan sys- tem and courier system at the library for books, movies or audio books. Mankato City Library will be closed Dec. 22 to 26 for Christmas. The library will operate during regular busi- ness hours New Year's week. Shelton benefit held Stmday in JeweH The Morgan Shelton Benefit was held Sunday at the Jewell Community Center. "More than 300 people registered and were served stuffed baked pota- toes. chili and dessert," said Loft Slate. Miller-Harvey to marry Dec. 31 Harvey and Miller Cindy Miller and SPC Michael Harvey have announced their engage- ment and plans to be married at 3 p.m., Dec. 31, at the Raymore Christian Church, Raymore, Me. Cindy's parents are Craig, and the late Becky Miller, Peculiar, Me. Michael' s parents are John and Melva Harvey, Raymore, Me. The couple are both 2009 graduates of Raypeck High School. Cindy is a student at the University of Central Missouri majoring in social work. She is employed as a certified nursing as- sistant at Cass County Medical Center. Michael is serving in the Army sta- tioned at Ft. Hood, Texas. Michael is the grandson of Melvin and Ione Shipley, Esbon. Friendship Meals Monday: Soft taco. lettuce, tomato, fries, three bean salad, banana, milk. Tuesday: Barbecue baked chicken, party potatoes, pea salad, peach crisp, wheat bread, milk. Wednesday: Sweet n sour chicken over rice. broccoli, pineapple, milk. Thursday; Meat loaf, mashed pota- toes, beef gravy, corn, apricots, wheat bread, milk. Friday: Cream of potato soup, tuna salad wrap, peaches, pickled beets, milk, juice. Meals delivered by Lutheran Church. When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt. Auxiliary honored for 65 years of service Jewell County Memorial Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars received a certificate marking Births i Shawn and Nicolette Taddiken, Clifton, announce the birth of their daughter, Marcella Elizabeth Taddiken. She was born Nov. 22, atthe / ClayCountyMedi- cal Center, Clay Center, Kan. Mar- cella weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Gary and Linda " p'. % Begnoche, Aurora, " - Kan., and Mark and Debra Taddiken, Clifton. Great grand- parents are Theresa and the late Kyrl Begnoche, Aurora, Kan., Madeline and the late Dale DeMars, Concordia, Doyle and Pat Alcom and the late Barbara Alcom, Mankato. Food bank receives food donation through Thrivent The Jewell County Food Bank in Mankato received food purchased lo- cally as.part of a service project orga- nized by Mankato Evangelical Lutheran Thrivent members from the North Central Kansas Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. The food will be available to needy fami- lies in Jewell County, Thrivent Financial members and other volunteers came together to de- cide what was needed at the food bank and to collect and to deliver it to the food bank"store." Through its chapter programs, Thrivent Financial provides financial support and other resources for its members to come together to help their communities and congrega- tions through fundraisers and service activities. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans provided $564 for the food purchased. All Thrivent Financial members belong to a local chapter that provides a way for them to give back to'their communities, congregations and causes through charitable activities, as well as connect with one another for social and educational events. School Menus Rock Hills School Lunches Dee. 12 through Dec. 16 Breakfast Monday: Bagels, cereal, pears, juice, milk. Tuesday: Pancakes, scrambled egg, juice, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast burrito, peaches, juice, milk. Thursday: Biscuit sausage cheese. cereal, juice, milk. Friday: Breakfast egg bacon pizza, banana, juice, milk. one of the benefit organizers. "The their 65th anniversary of service. The Lunch turnout and support was overwhelm- ux'liar w " i ';' ...... , , ,, .A t . y as chartered on Nov. 7,, Monday: Chicken strips mashed ng: tommunltres!uentsc,overeaau ' .!946,, The "aWard'as r:6ived.fi-dm p6tatoes gravy corn pears roll. milk expenses, mcmmngtnecsttormeuse Gwen Rankin, the National' VFW La- Tuesclay" P'izza ' tri tater peas ottne community center and tile use or " the VFW room located in the center. Following the meal. an auction was held with 173 signatures registered. A silent auction was held as well as a bidding auction. The silent auction had approximately 50 items and the live auction had 100 to 110 items. Lynette B artley, Matt B ecker and Scott Greene were the auctioneers. Some of the items included in the Dive aucnon were, a live calf. handmade oak buffet, four quilts, three blankets, spotting scope, gun. and many other hand made items. Prior to the start of the live auction, Lynette Bartley presented Morgan with a toy that was chosen at random by the auctioneers. Some individuals who spearheaded the event were Deb Bohnert, Gaye Daniels. Curt and Loft Slate. Many other volunteers assisted with serving lines, set up and clean up. Contributions are still Coming in so the amount is not finalized, but a con- servative amount to report would be more than. $10.000. Morgan, 4. was hospitalized Oct. 20 at Mitchell County Hospital and diagnosed with E Coll. Four days later Morgan was flown to Children's Mercy Hospital. Kansas City, where he was diagnosed with HUS and placed in ICU until Nov. 8. Morgan was re- leased to come home Nov. l 1 but re- turns weekly for medication that treats the HUS, Hemolytic Uremic Syn- drome. He is the son of Jennifer and Zach Shelton, Randall. dies Auxiliary president, and states: applesauce, milk. "For providing 65 years ofpamotic and community service to America, we salute you. The dedicated efforts of all your members throughout the years have promoted the cause of freedom, assisted Citizens in need and secure veterans' entitlements. Our sincere thanks and appreciation for your com- mitment to the Ladies Auxiliary." Wednesday: Chili soup, baby car- rots, pineapple tidbit, cinnamon rolls, milk. Thursday: Shrimp poppers, baked potato, broccoli-cheese, fruit cocktail. roll. milk. Friday: Chicken pattie, hamburger bun, potato chips, green beans, peaches. chocolate chip cookie, milk. The 65th Anniversary Award was recently pr6sented to Sherri Jeffery (right), ladies auxiliary president to the V. F. W.. and to Alelhia Loomis. an -original charter members. , i ,i LIMIT00--00 Tllitl ONLY./ Two Pizzas, Double Cheese, Any Toppings - One Low Price 2 for BOB'S HUNT BROTHERS PIZZA 119 E. Jefferson, Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3201 Thank You The family of Mary Lorine Cockroft would like thank everyone for their prayers, food, flowers, memorials and acts of kindness that was extended to the family. It is great living in a small community! Mitch& Cheryl Woerner and,family Daryl & Becky Cockroft and family Dwayne & Linoma Cockroft and family Terry & Janice McCutcheon and family This week. members Of the Mankato County Food Pantry. Pictured (from left) i i ii / I From Deanna's Desk By Deanna Sweat, Post Rock Ext. Agt. Trimming Tips for Holiday Spending In our holiday rush to shop, we may sometimes lose sight of unexpected expenses such as car or home repairs, winter-time utility costs, upcoming holiday-related expenses such as gift- giving, meals eaten away from home or meals for extra guests. Take time to estimate total holiday season costs, such as the cost of travel to visit ex- tended family, cost to host holiday meals, gift exchanges, added work- related expenses, and other expenses that are in addition to gift-givil]g. Keep in mind that end-of-year ex- penses such as real estate taxes due in December. also will need to be paid. Families and friends may also choose to reduce spending to save for a vaca- tion, attend a special event, or buy a new sofa. Children may have a long list of wants, so the holidays can offer an opportunity to help them prioritize and to separate needs from wants. Also review personal finances to determine the money available for holiday ex- penses without adding debt. Some families and Work groups choose to limit gift gwmg and instead provide food and gifts for a less fortu- nate family or individuals Such re- placements don't mean that family and friends agree to skip gift-giving. Many people will still want to exchange gifts and may elect to draw names or. place a limit on the value of the gifrto:curb To help with holiday spending, here are 12 trimming hints./.Start by mak- ing a list of the people to whom you would like to make a gift and a few gift ideas for each. ,Then talk with family and friends about their expectations tbr the holidays. When asked, family and friends often report that holiday foods (such as cookies or other recipes remembered from previous holidays) or0ther activities rather than purchased gifts, will make their holidays more happy..Shop with a list, and stick to it. Shop when well rested, and not hun- gry. -Choose a date and time when stores are least likely to be crowded. such as week days or early mormng hours, .A gift need not be expensive to be a hit. Choosing less expensive gifts,, more people also are shopping for gen- tly-used items m thrift, dollar or dis- ' count stores. *Divide shopping respon- sibilities, fsuch as some each week) rather than planning a marathon. Fa- tigue may prompt less appropriate, or more costly, gift choices..Read the fine print on gift cards before buying. *Ask.about return policies before b@- ing. *Carry an envelope to organize receipts. *Track spending to help ease holiday spending next year. ,If your credit card has a balance and you're paying interest, good advice is leave the credit card at home. and use cash. checks or a debit card to cover holiday expenses. When you stretch the truth, it breaks the trust. FRESHLY MADE KETTLECORN %>'.: % :... q Makes Great Gifts! Various Sizes Call to order 785-545-6233 i,. I I Thank You I Thank you so much for all the wonderful I cards, prayers and phone calls that I have ] received during this last five months. I am now I at home in Hill City after being with my daIaghter's family during my cancer treatment. You're definitely a community that cares and I have given me such support and strength along I I with other friends and classmates. I Frances (Boyd) Logback !,. Thursday, December 8, 2011 THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 3 Evangelical Lutheran Thrivent delivered food items donated to the Jewell are Karen and John Ross. Verla Roe. Barb Thomas and Alethia Loomis. Readers submit favorite recipes for the holiday season Chicken Tortilla Casserole Submitted By Roy Lyons This was a favorite of mine that Marlis made alot. 1/4 C margarine I reed. green bell pepper chopped 1 reed. onion chopped l can (10 3/4 oz.) condensed cream mushroom soup 1 can (10 3/4 oz.) condensed cream chicken soup 2 cans fl0 oz. each) Rotel diced toma- toes and green chilies 2 C cubed cooked chicken 12 corn tortillas torn into bite size pieces 2 C (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In large saucepan cook pepper and onion in margarine until tender, about five minutes. Add soups. Rotel and chicken stirring until well blended. In a 9x13 alternately layer tortillas, soup mix- ture and cheese repeating for three layers. Bake 40 minutes or until hot Beef and Potato Loaf Submitted By Nancy Higbee Aunt Irene Park always took this to special meals and town club meetings. 4 C thinly sliced raw potatoes 1 T cut up onions .... 1 tsp. salt arrange in greased baking dish 1 lb. ground beef 3/4 C milk t/2 C rolled oats 1/4 C catsup 1/4 C'chopped omens 1 tsp. salt. Mix well and spread evenly over potatoes. Decorate top with more cat- sup. Bake 350 degrees one hour or until potatoes are tender. Grandma Me's Date Roll Candy . Submitted By Barbara Thomas My grandmother. Josephine McC- ammon, made this candyevery Christ- mas. My dad, Rodney McCammon. especially was fond of it. t C cream 2 C white sugar 1 C dates, cut up fine 1 tsp. vanilla .... 1/2 cup nut meats Boil the cream and sugar-until it forms a soft ball, about 236 degrees. and bubbling. Makes eight services. Add dates and stir until dissolved into tin microwave cook about 25 min- candy. Add tile vanilla and nut meats. utes.) Beat until nearly cool. Turn out on Date Pudding Cake dishtowel (wrung 0utwith c61d water). Submitted By Lenna Novak Roll into long rolL..ab0ut one inch My great aunt Mina Marcy gave around. Refrigerat4 and slice when the recipe to my mother Vera Mae cold, Tieking. Vera made this recipe at ev- llelf iues ery holiday, i. o, holiday warnin Put first two ingredients ....... . ......... 'cake pan .... Officers associated with the Jewell 2 C brown sugar County Sheriff's office would like to 2 C 4lot water remind residents this is hunting season . Mix the tbllowing togetherand pour and there are guns in vehicles, so when mixture in center of baking pan and the vehicles are unattended, make sure bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 min- the vehicles are locked or weapons are utes. 1 C flour 1 C white sugar_ I C milk 1/2 C nut meats 1 C dates chopped I tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. baking soda a dash of salt taken inside the home, :Keep all other valuables inside the home with your doors locked or in locked <vehicles. Also residents are asked ico keep an eye on their property and report anything that looks'out of place. "Property crirneg seem to go up around Christmas time," said Jonas McEntire. Jewell County sheriff'. Your News is Important We'd like to include your news in the ]ewell Countt/News and Record. Items mav be submitted in any of these ways. Mail to P. O. Box 305, Mankato KS 66956; deliw.r to office at 111 East Main: e-mail to " .nckcn.com; fax to 785-3783782; or call 785-378-3191. For your personal REFLEXOLOGY sessions or for a gift certificate, call Sonya 785-545-6233 Certified Reflexologist Thank You We would like to express our sincere gratitude and thanks to the many people who stopped to see if we needed help when we had slid over a steep embankment Saturday, An officer came to check on us several times and many unknown good samaritans stopped. One lady helped Rex get into the car after he had fallen checking tires2 We were neither one hurt and no damage to the car so we were certainly blessed. We had a long wait for help to get out of the ditch but we were warm and dry. Thanks so much to all who helped us. ClarabeIIe Hajny and Rex Henningsen b OPEN SINGLES POOL TOURNAlUENT Sunday,:Dec. 11 - Double Elimination Drawing for bracket will be at 12 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. $10 entry fee Sam's Place will donate $100 to purse Payout will be 60% for first, 30% for second & 10% for third. For more information, call Tim at 785-725c3042. Sam's Place Esbon, Kan.