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The greater danger Nicholas KristoL in The New York Times, poses the question whether North Korea is a more dangerous potential enemy than Iraq. North Korea has a nuclear weapons program (already with plutonium) which can create bombs. This is a violation of a treaty signed by the U.S. and North Korea which called [&apos;o an end to that country's nuclear weapo> pr',:m: f,,r ,,hat, the LJ.S. has sent North Korea 500,000 ton,,, ol hoe oii every year and built two huge nuclear power plants. Kristof asked a spokesman for that country what would be North Korea's reaction if the U. S. attempted to knock out its Yongbyon nuclear facility. He said North Korea would retaliate immediately--on a U.S. city, or South Korea, or both. There are 100,000 American soldiers still in South Korea,, a more threatening situation than Saddam Hussein--who everyone agrees has no nuclear weap- ons, and is at least a year or two from being able to build its first. I' Deadly practice The Centers For Disease Control reported in May an esti- mated 440,000 deaths are caused by smoking. The average man loses 13 years of life and the average women 14.5 years! We've known for 50 years smoking causes lung cancer but of late researches, tracking several generations of smokers, have learned smoking causes heart problems, gastro-intestional tract and reproductive organ problems. Smoking causes cataracts, other problems which don't prove fatal. Letter to the editor... Editor: I would like to infnrm the , ml munity about Ihc ti.a<*,i i>- tress our local amcd,  bt,'J Cross, Mid Rivers Chaptc, . u, rently facing. If the local chapter does not receive donations from the communities it serves in our four-county area, The Mid Rivers " Chapter may lose its chapter sta- tus. If the chapter loses its local governing control, the board fears the services they provide to the area will be greatly affected. Response time to provide aid in the event of a disaster will be much longer. I am sure we all ":cmember the help from the American Red Cross that Hardy aud 1.awrence residents received during the aftermath of the torna- dos, the Superior water failure and individual family fires. Please don't" misunderstand The American Red Cross will al- ways be there in case of a major disaster, but some health and safety services could be affected it we do not support the local chapter. I was certainly not aware of all Currently, the estimate is that 46.5 million American adults regularly suck cancer sticks. Each year more than a million Ameri- cans, including children, begin their often-fatal habit. Tobacco smoke is more lethal than earlier thought, now known to cause cancers of the stomach, cervix, uterus and nasal sinuses--this reported by the World Health Organization after 3,000 studies. Before all this was known there was ample reason to kick the habit, after recent revelations, no one should continue this often fatal habit. the services the local chapter pro- The boardofMid-RiversChap- vides until I became a member of ter is committed to continue to the board and became more in- provide services to the local com- volved. Were you aware that if the munities, but cannot continue to Mid-Rivers chapter is contacted do so without financial support. I in the event of a single family encourage all of us to consider house fire, a volunteer wi ll be sent making a donation today. to the scene to assist the family? Donations may be sent to The Immediate needs for shelter, cloth- American Red Cross Mid-Rivers Let's talk Superior Opinions As we enjoy this beautiful season, we like to reflect on our lnstory and traditions. As with most cultures, our American traditions define in large part who we are. We are a people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. We enjoy visiting historical sites and towns, learning about our native American ancestors and their cultures, looking a beautiful restored architecture, touring museums, retracing the steps of our pioneer great-great-grandparetits or our immigrant parents, listening to the "old timers" retelling stories, and watching ,istorical programs on TV. Superior's designation as Nebraska's Victorian City recognizes the importance of a beautiful and elegant historic tradition. Often when you mention the town of Superior anywhere else in this state (and even sometimes in other states), people will respond, "Oh, yes, those beautiful Victorian homes!" Our history and traditions are precious; we want t o preserve them, pass them on to our children and grandchildren, and make sure traditions are not lost. Celebratin our history and traditions adds immeasurably to our quality of lira. In addition, the better we preserve and restore historical aspects of our town, the more people want to come, visit, and live here. Thus, these unique Victorian homes and other historical features make a valuable' contribution to Superior's economy .... Our 01d Superior auditorium embodies ihe very esSetee'of history for Superior and for the surrounding areas. Built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and opened in 1937, it soon became a busy center for many area events, including reunions, dances, plays, meetings, concerts, sports activities, wedding receptions, banquets, auctions, antique and home shows, the list goes on. Anyone who lived in this area in the 60 years the auditorium was open can relate the good times they had in the auditorium. The auditorium was maintained by the City of Superior for many years, but eventually maintenance and repair requirements exceeded the city's ability to. pay. The building was sadly padlocked and chained shut in 1997. Once closed, the state fire marshal will not allow it to be reopened for use until required maintenance and repairs are done to bring it up to today's building code. So now what's going on with the auditorium? Is it going to be fixed? These quest,ms are v x eel lent and most welcome; they indicate interest and support arc strong to get the auditori um"Fixed" and open for Use. The answer to the first question is that it's just sitting there, in remarkably good shape overall, but slowly deteriorating. The answer to the second question is a resounding "Yes!" Member Nebraska Press Association Sui00rior Express MEMBER PRIZE WTNNING  NWSPAPER Superior Publishing Corapany, Inc. 148 East TNrd Street, PO Box 408, Superior, Nebraska 68978 . m enomm E-roll supedomqxmO.atteLnet Thursday, December 2B ASSOCIATION Subscription rates: $20 per year or three years for $54 peyable in advance in Nebraska. Kansas year or three years for $57.40 (includes sales tax) Other states $28 per From the files of The Superior Express... Seventy Years Ago Temperatures reported Mon- day morning were 14 to 18 below zero. Ella Hanna, 48, fell dead of a heart attack and about half an hour later, after a long illness her mother, Mrs. J. B. Hanna, 73, died. Beulah Pullen, teacherofSpan- ish in Superior High School, was called to Ord by the illness of her mother. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Jones enter- tained the sales force of Brown Ekberg store with a Christmas dinner and dance at their home Wednesday. Formoso people in Superior ing and food will be provided. Chapter;415NKansasAve.,Hast- this week report the schools for Ninety percent of all donations to ings, Neb. 68901. that town closed on account of the chapter stay locally to con- On behalf of the Mid-Rivers diphtheria. There have been two tinue to provide services to Nuck- chapter, I would like to thank you deaths. oils, Clay, Webster and Adams for your support. Fifty Years Ago counties. Verlene Watson Receiving awards for 4-H achie/ement at the party Satur- day were Kathleen Hayes, Bonnie Copas, Patricia Pedersen, Joanne By Juanita Miyasaki Where does the money come from for the restoration? That's another good question, The Superior Auditorium Board was ap- pointed by Mayor Billy Maxey in January, 2002, to work on this project. The board is looking for funds from the following sources: 1. Extension of our sales tax. This is where the voters will be asked to vote "Yes" for Superior's continued economic develop- ment, swimming pool repairs and restoration of our historic audito- rium. Some sales tax funds will also be available for general obliga- tions. Since everyone who shops in Superior pays this tax, the sales tax broadens the tax base, thereby lowering the tax burden. The sales tax has done great things for this town, as documented in previous articles (remember the library, swimming pool bath house, economic development projects) everyone should be very happy to vote "Yes" on this crucial issue. This issue is so important that some people are suggesting an increase from one percent to one and one-half percent; this increase is worth favorable consideration. 2. Government and private foundation grants. Auditorium board members will research all available grants, and will apply for grants from all known sources. Grants require matching funds from the community, which will be provided from our sales tax. You can see why your sales t v, ql# is spc4"iljcalty-important to this project. ..... 3. Private donati0f This auditorium board will solicit tax- exempt donations from alI known individuals or groups who may be interested in contributing to Supedor's historical preservation or want to respond toour obvious dire need for acommunity center. Yoo Hoe! Calling all Angels! How much will it cost if someone or a group wants to use the restored auditorium ? What if it's too expensive? The answer is everything possible will be done to keep the cost minimal. After all, we already helped pay for it without sales taxes, right? This will be a basic, no-frills restoration, done at the lowest fair and reasonable cost for a quality job. The facility will be an excellent resource for Superior and the entire surrounding area, for at least another 60 years. It will be available at the most reasonable cost possi .ble in order to attract as many events as can be schedtlled. What does the sales tax cost us? A little bit of money; we hardly notice it when we pay for things we buy. What is the value of improvements to this town paid for from sales taxes? Priceless. Happy Holidays To All. By Gloria Oarrnan-Schlaefli Country Roads and she dipped the cutter into the flour and onto the dough. Her eyes widened as she saw the cut-out shapes placed on the cookie sheet. She took a turn at rolling out the dough. I'm sure we could have made at least six more cookies but the temptation to taste the dough was too much for us. After the cookies came out of the oven, the frosting was mixed and applied and she added her decorating touch with tiny silver balls and colored sugar crystals. A plate of cookies was for her to take home and she was so proud of her accomplishment. After we were finished, I looked around at my kitchen and saw all theflour remaining on the counter, the multiple dishes in the sink and cookies all over another pan of the oounter. I wondered why I had decided to undertake this project. Then I looked at her and knew why-Christmas memories. It was Christmas Cookie baking time in my kitchen. Every mixing bowl, cookie sheet and measuring cup were used in the makirg of the traditional cut-out cookies. Our three year-old-granddaughter was visiting and helped in the undertaking. She got to choose what cookie cutter she was to use and sometimes the choices were overwhelming for her. There were two angels, star, bell, tree, horse, dog, gingerbread man and ball. Some of the older metal cookie cutters belonged to Mother. I remember my two sisters and I using them. Later my sons also made their share of cookies every Christ.mas season. I am so glad I can now share them with my granddaughters. I mixed the cookie dough and placed.the granddaughter on a stool to reach the counter. We rolled up our sleeves but of course she had flour all over the front of her blouse. I roiled out the dough 1 By Bill Blauvelt ) door open. I walked to a nearby farmer's home and his menage son said, "We don't go on that road with a tractor!" While covering a prairie fire, a Jewell County farmer's wife became my navigator. I had to blindly trust her directions. At times it appeared we were driving off a canyon cliffs but the directions never failed. We toured the fire area. found the tired firemen we were sent in search of and made our way safely back to the road. Along the way she said, "I bet you're glad you brought your old car for this trip!" According to promotional literature provided by the dealer, both the Hummer H! and H2 models built by General Motors have a military heritage. The HI is the larger and tougher of the two models, the H2 is more civilized. The vehicles feature full-time four-wheel drive. Traction control applies brake pressure to the slipping wheels and transfers torque to the pulling wheels. As long as one wheel has traction, the dealer said the vehicle is expected to move. Gary Galvin, the dealership's sales manager, said the H-' can climb over a 22-inch ledge and can cross steep V-ditches without suffering any front or rear-end damage. The wide track and low center of gravity provide stability. Test track drivers are able to test the Hummer's traction control; wall, hill and v-ditch climbing abilities; and cross logs, rocks and streams. This year I won't be greedy and ask Santa Claus for several presents. I'll o,lv ask fol one present, a Hummer HI. Editor's Notebook With printing of the annual Christmas issue of this news- paper a week away, Rita is determined I apply myself to the task at hand and help with advertising sales and copy assembly. However, I would liked to have accepted an invitation to attend a special event being held today in Sioux Falls. The Sioux Falls Hummer dealer invited me to visit his dealership today and test drive a Hummer. The invitation included 40 Hummer bucks I could use to purchase Hummer merchandise. Had I attended the show, I would have had an opportunity to test drive both the H 1 and H2 Hummer models on an off-road track. For this country boy, off-road driving isn't so unusual. I suspect the local roads and trails I have tried to navigate are as challenging as the South Dakota's dealer's test track. I expect the dealer plans to wow the press and induce those attending to write favorable things about the experience. What I would really like is an opportunity to test drive a Hummer on our roads and trails. That would be an objective test for I could compare the Hummer's ability to other vehicles I have tried on the same roads an under similar conditions. I have had the vehicle I was in stall on a flooded highway detour; become high centered on a wide variety of obstacles; and buried in mud and snow. Once. the road was so soft the vehicle was laterally sinking into the ground and I had trouble getting my Larsen, Kathleen Larsen and Esther Wissing. A marriage license was issued to Melvin Leroy Hanks and Marilyn Ross. Lucetta Hoins died at the home of her daughter, Fern Ray. Burial was in the Nora Cemetery. Word was received a former Ruskin woman, Mabel Magee, was severely burned on her face and arms, caused by a gas stove, exploding as she opened the oven door. A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. George Edwards. Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs. Gunner Frahm and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Andersen. Forty Years Ago Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Combs were honored on their 25th wedding anniversary. E. J. Davison retired after 38 years in the mail service with 15 1/2 years as rural carrier. Telephone service at Guide Rock will be converted to dial Dec. 18. Glen George is station man- ager at KCKN in Kansas City. He was a linotype operator in The Superior Express plant several years before the war. Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Hawley had all their wedding gifts and clothes stolen from an apartment in Kansas City. The couple were married in Hardy Sunday. She is the former Karen Petersen. Thirty Years Ago Larry Darby and Dave Schmit, Jaycees, presented Ray Norris, chairman of The Chamber of Commerce committee a check for $200 for the Nuckolls County Museum. Jose Remando Bayer, arrived as a foreign exchange student. He is staying with the Arlo Doehring family the first three months and then the Robert Noren family. A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Pressley Miller and girls to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Herbek and Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Blair. Twenty Years Ago Superior firemen found their new "pride and joy," Thursday when they saw the 85-foot aerial ladder truck had arrived. The two-story Nelson build- ing on the east side of main street, which formerly housed the postoffice, Thrift Shop and the Masonic Lodge was demolished Monday morning. Larry Whitney, long time Su- perior city clerk and treasurer has resigned. Ten Years Ago Diana Kranau and Michelle Westphal were pictured carrying tropical birds from the Westphal home as Superior firefighters battled a blaze that damaged the home. Darrell Pahl, 53, had a heart transplant at Bryan Hospital. Santa Claus will tak, roof of the Ox son. Five Years Ago The Sylvia Williams 710 National sold at Andy Montgomery Des ditions, more than mas tours of homes. Leota Heiden of an electric gut Music House Twenty women Nelson to holiday Schoenholz. One Year Ago Fire near Abdal Case tractor owned by ams. As man) to 12, will receive a fr shoes this winter. the service is Mi munity Action. ": Absentee ballot electing Pat council seat Dustin his final week of ship at Menke Dru& , Area Church United Methodist Churches Schedules for Sunday Schools and Worship Service Mankato Harmony: Worship, 11 a.m. Sun. Sch., 9:45 a.m Ionia: Worship, 9:.30 a.m. Sun. Sch., 10:30 a.rm Odessa: Wor ship, 8:'15 .ra. ' ' Sun. Sch., 9:30 a.m. E.sbon: Worship, 8:15 a.m. Sun. Sch., 9:30 a.m Burr Oak: Worship, 9:30 am. 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 ................ 7 p.m. Wednesday Discipleship Training 6 p.m. Olive Hflg" Ch00ch David Watters Sunday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. Located five miles south and two miles west of Superior Proclaiming Christ Since . l 8 76 O Evangelic00 Lutheran Church 201 South Center Mankato, Kan. Church 785-378-3308 Res. 785-378-3766 aitiSteve Li.ttle, Pastor si 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.m. St. Theresa 320 N. Commercial, Mankato 785-378-3939 Sunday ................................ 8 a.m. Fr. Allen Scheer, Pastor Centennial Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod} 855 N. Dakota Street, Superior, Neb. Phone 4(]-879-3137 Saturday Worshlp .......................... 6:30 p.m. Sunday Worship Service ..................... 9 a.m. Sunday School-Bible Class ............................... I0 a.m. Paul Albrecht, Pastor Worship unth us v ia le broadcast each Sunday on KRFS Radio Please call for additional worship and Bible study 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. PeaH, Jewell, Kan. 785-428-354O jJt laml Wayne kt#" 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. AffRtlated with the teal FReChuneh dAmerloa Church of Christ 564 E. Fourth Street Superior, Neb. Christi00 Church Mankatt 118 S. Cornmerc Mankato. Karl_ 785-378-3707 Sunday School .... 9: Morrljng Worship  Thaddeus J. Hinkle,  785-378-9  Northbr00 Frien00 Chttrc Phone 785- Located eight miles t Burr Oak and two mile Sunday Sunday School ............. Worship .................... ; .... Kenneth Srnitla, l "Where The Son AI Grace Com00 Evangelical Free C11 , ,, Pastor dla Youth and Adult Bible Study' 7 p.m: ii Sunday k" wedn Worship Scrvlce: ............ 9 a.m. Grace Place Cldre'Sl Sunday School ........ I0:15 a.m. Club .............................. Evening Service ......... 6:30 p.m. sunday Sunday School .................... Morning Worship ..... , ........ i A lot of kneeling keeps you in Prayer Tlme .................. '# good standing with God. Mflfllated wlth Lhe Itcal, Sunday School .............. 9 a.m. Morning Worship ......... I0 a.m. Sunday Prayer Meeting ................ 6:00 p.m. i Jim Dresser, Pastor Blble Centered Ngndenom/nl/gnal Salem Lutheran Church tELC Highway 14 North, Superior, Neb. Sunday Sunday School ..... 9:30 a.m. Worship ............. 10:45 a.m. Rev. Daniel Hays FirstCommunity Church Of Little Blue Catboli0000 Church The Nazarene Christian Fellowship Church Se00r00.00i " Oak, Neb. 740 E. Seventh Old Pleasant View sChOol St. 30seph'S Cl'- Phone 402-225-2284, Office Phonesunday402-879-4391 7 miles No. of Nelson Superior, i, .,/$ Sunday Sunday School ........ 9:30 a.m. Sunday Rectory Phone 402"879 Worship Service ............ l0 a.m. Morning Service ..... 10:45 a.m. Evening Service ............ 6 p.m. Children's Program ....... 6 p.m. - Wednesday Dinner ............................... 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting. Children's Mmlstry and Youth Group Meeting .......... 7 p.m. Denis Payne, Pastor Transportation and Nursery First Presbyterian Church Sixth and N. Central Superior, Neb. Phone 402-879-3733 Sunday School ........... 9:15 a.m. Fellowship Coffee ...... 10:30 a.m. Worship ........................ I I a.m. Rev. Mark Diehl, Pastor Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Evangelical Lutheran " Church in America 505 N. Kansas Superior. Neb. Sunday Morning Worship 8:30 a.m. Sunday School ..... 9:45 a.m. Rev. Daniel I-iays Lutheran Vespers, KRFS, 7:30 a.m, Holy Communton. flrst and third Living Faith Fellowship Word of Falth Church 31 N. Central * Phone 402-S79-3814 Sunday Worship Service ............ 10:30 a.m. Dvenlng Service ................... 5 p.m. (except 4th and 5th Sundays} Wlnlnemly ' Chrflan Development Night Adults and Children .......... 7 p.m. Rock Solid Youth Group ...... 7 p.m. Radio Program, KRFS AM Sunday Morning .......... 8:30 a.m. Patsy Busey. Pastor Weemlay Adult Bible Study .............. 7 p.m. Chlldren's Bible Study ...... 7 p.m. Friday Morning Prayer .......... 6:30 a.m. Pastor and Mrs. Davld Se!lers Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ST. PAUL LUTHERAN Hardy, Neb. Phone 402-279-3205 or 402-236-8825 Sunday Worship ........... 9 a.m. Sunday School and Fellowship Hour ...... 10 a.m. United Methodist Church 448 N. Kansas Street Superior, Neb. Sunday eviee Church School ..... 9:30 a.m. Worship ............. 10:45 a.m. Rev. Dorthea Falrbanks Mass selaed,tl Dally Masse ..... Saturday ................ Sunday ............. "'"'i( Nelsorl-SundaY ..... -it Father Ph Flrst00 Baptist .Cba 'r- " Sull,rl 'Church 402.879" _ Pastor Les Wa,'" sdaY , KRFS AM and "9 Church at study ."-'"'il Worship ........ . Jewell Trmt ;.Y.. MethOdtS Sontrose 2 | MethOdist" Terry MayheW, _ , JeweiJ Triit.Ye sunday School ................ i'6 Morning _Wo .rhip ........... , Kids for Christ- ......: Wednesday.--._..'"'i"  . Men ..... Morning Worship ......... .... Fellowship }tou