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I The Superior Express blished each Thursday by Superior Publishing Company, Inc. t 148 East qhird Street, RO. Box 408, Superior, Nebraska 68978 ubscription raies are $27 per year in Nebraska, 28.50 pec year in Kansas. Other States $38 per year. Bill Blauvelt, Publisher E-mail Selected portions of the newspaper available on the web at Thursday, December 18, 2014 Page 2B and Jill Food Center. i - Twenty Years Ago Reynold Kohmetscher retired as Lawrence village clerk after 22 years of service. Way Recycling opened for business one mile west of the Su- perior Country Club. The com- pany accepted paper and metal From the files of The Superior Express Eighty Years Ago , Abe Stalal, 89; died. The Nelson resident was a Civil War veteran with the Union army. A large gasoJine transporttruck and trailer belonging to F. E. Johnson and Paul Littrell, Nelson, was destroyed-by fire west of Chester. No-injuries were reported but 2,185 .-gallons of gasoline burned. The Ramseier Shoe Hospital, Superior, was sold to Frank Russell, proprietor of the Russell Shoe Repair Shop. The Superior City Power and Light Department offered a 25 per cent discount on December elec- tric bills as a Christmas present. Rutabagas were four cents per pound at the Superior Safeway. The Lyric Theatre was show- William.Voight, 70, died, He ing "Lost in a Harem," starring was a longfime Nelson merchant Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. and real esta. te investor. Sixty Years Ago Mary Helder Wright, 78, died. A Superior male shopper was She was a 10ngtime Superior resi- overheard ordering a fifth of milk dent.  at a local grocery store. Sheaffer Lifetime Fountain Pens were $4.95 at Fisher's Drug Store in Superior. The Lyric Theatre was show- ing 'q'he Merry_Widow," starring Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald.- Sevimty Years Ago Cpl. KeithFischer, Republic, was killed in action at Leyte in the Philippines. Pvt. Lawrence Wilcox was killed in Burma..He was a former Webber and Bostwick resident. Mr. and Mrs. Will Lynch, Nora, celebrated their 50th wedding an- niversary, A fire of unknown origin at the farm of Mrs. Joe McGinness, six miles north of Nelson, destroyed a large barn. Six head of cattle and 17 head of hogs perished and a large amount of feed and seed were destroyed. No injuries were reported. Percy Cook, 45, died. He was a Mt. Clare native who lived in Su- perior. Ham loaf was 39 cents per pound at Roder's IGA Supermar- ket in Superior. The Crest Theatre was playing "Phffft," starring Judy Holliday and Jack Lemmon. Fifty Years Ago The Community Presbyterian Church of Ruskin celebrated its 75th anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Staneh .... Formoso, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. J. O. Hill, 77, died. He was the founder of Hill Oil Company and a former Superior resident. Mrs. Leo Clahangh returned to teaching at the Hardy school a week after she slipped on snow as she left the building. She suffered a broken right leg. Tom turkeys were 33 cents per pound at the Superior Cash-Way Market. Forty Years Ago Steve Gross, 21, died as the result of a drug overdose. He had recently moved to Superior from Idaho. Lee's Champlin Service, Su- perior, was purchased by Larry ,Striggow from Mr. and Mrs. Lee Peuney. Steve Siebecker, a Superior High School football player, was Editor's Notebook By Bill Blauvelt As Iwas onsidering what to enter in this notebook column, the last one before Christmas I was thinking about the Christmas programs many area churches tried to present Sunday and the conflicts aused:by school activities, particularly the Superior High School music program held Sunday afternoon. School leaders some- times corfiplain that parents and the churches have turned over child rearing td the Schools, and in some cases that is true. But it also true the schools ohtinue to require more and more of the students time. Once mot high school age children held jobs. That is no longer true. Is it because the jobs don't exist or is that the school activities require so much of:the youngsters' time that employers find other ways to meet their needs for workers. I remember when we would have called this week's school program .the Christmas Music Program. It would have been filled with religious music with a Christmas theme. That is no longer the case and we call the program a winter concert. WhileJ was trying to sort out my thoughts and write a column, the internet delivered a column wirtten by Greg Allen which does a good job o( presenting many of my thoughts. Allen-observed "Christmas isn't about mistletoe, roasting chestnuts, or Some fat guy sliding down the chimney. It's more like "Peace on earth; goodwill toward man. It's about the birth of Christ." Yet it's not appropriate to say Merry Christmas because you might offend someone, so it's best to say "Happy Holidays." It's not kosher to display a nativity scene in public anymore. Someone may be offended, so it's best not to display one at all. And it's surely not right to mention the name Jesus because somebody might not like it. 1 haven't given in. Saturday afternoon I displayed a nativity scene in downtown Superior. The next issue of The Express will be the annual Christmas Greeting issue and I've told the newspaper productiondepartment the company ad must have a religious theme. "Is the(6 a Santa Claus?" was the title of an editorial appearing in the Sept. 21 ,. 1897, edition of a New York newspaper called "The Sun." The editorial, which included the famous reply, "Yes, Vir- ginia, there is a Santa Claus." has become part of popular Christmas folklore. That fall, Dr. Philip O'Hanlon was asked by his eight-year-old daughter, Virginia. if Santa Claus really existed. She began to doubt he did because her friends had told her he didn't exist. Philip suggested she write "The Sun," assuringher, "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." VChile he may have been trying to pass the buck, the good doctor unwittingly gave Francis Pharcellus Church, one of the paper' s editors, an opportunity to rise above the question and address a philosophical one. (For more than a century thepiece remains the most reprinted editorial ever to run in any newspaper in the English language) Virginia's note to the editor said: "'Dear Editor. I am eight years old. Some of my little friends say there-is-no Santa Claus. Papa says, 'If you see it in The Sun it's so.' Please. tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus? Virginia O'Hanlon - H 5 West 95th Street." ' cans. The Village of Davenport was awarded an $18,000 grant for the purchase of a brush chipper by the Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grants Program. New Christmas decorations were added to the business district named to the Omaha World-Her- of Guide Rock. aid and Lincoln Journal-Star first The Superior High School Sin- team Class B All-State football :dent Council sponsored a food teams. : drive which netted 377 food items Elizabeth Norman Russell, 29, died. She was a Guide Rock High School graduate and a teacher. Turkeys were 59 cents per pound at the Superior Safeway. The Crest Theatre was show- ing"DeathWish," starring Charles Bronson. Thirty Years Ago Fritz Schlueter celebrated his 85th birthday. Florence Bargen retired after 33 years of service teaching in Nuckolls County. She began teach- ing in 1935. Martha Stafford Burge, 82, died. She was a longtime resident of the Republic community. The large barn on the former Brodstone farm near the north edge of Superior was dismantled. for area food pantries. Farmland boneless hams were 89 cents per pound at Superior's Jack and Jill Food Center. Ten Years Ago An open house was held at the recently acquired parsonage of Superior's United Methodist Church, the former home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ruth. Dorothy Frerichs celebrated her 75th birthday. Ted Madson retired after 15 years of service at the Nelson Re- cycling Center. Kendall Seeba, 65, died. He was a Superior resident and a re- storer of tractors. The Crest Theatre was playing "Raise Your Voice." Five Years Ago offer Charles Isom, superinten- lifetime member of Salem The Superior Volunteer Fire dent, a two year contract. Lutheran Church. Department extinguished a fire on Dick Fish retired from Ideal The Crest Theatre was playing the roof of Ideal Market. Cement after 46 years of service. "Disney's Old Dogs" and "The Members ofthe Superior Board of Meta Kottmeyer Stiles, 98, twilight Saga: New Moon." Education voted unanimously to i died. She was the oldest living A Different Slant By Chuck Mittan I hate to even seem like I'm poking a sleeping bear, but deer-- as an entire species-- have been kinder to me in the last five years of my life as a two-lane blacktop commuter than they were in the first five. By far. This year, for instance, I' ve seen them, but not in the numbers of previous years, and (this is the most important pan!) not anywhere near my vehicle while it's traveling 60 miles per hour. That's the sleeping bear I'm hesitant to poke. I don't know if you remember, but, for awhile, run-ins between deer and whatever vehicle on which I was relying to get me to work were legendary. Two vehicles were destroyed outright by deer, a car and a van. The car actually hit two large does. A full-sized pickup was dented, but not badly, by probably a yearling (they made them heavier in the 1970s). Another car grazed a doe  the grill, bumper and a headlight bezel were replaced -- then it was totaled on a deer a year later. In a matter of only a couple of years. It's the stuff comedy is made of. It's the basis of my third feature-length script, "Deer Killer." This year, I've seen them nibbling on harvest spillage and even a few bounding across the highway a few hundred yards away, but I've had nothing I would call a close call for several years (knock on whatever this artificial wood-grain desktop is actually made of). A few years back, I did bust up the front end of Kathy's Tahoe a little on a pheasant, but the closest call I've had this year was with a coyote rather than a deer. He was on a dead run andpaid little attention to me. I punched the brakes and let him through and he disappeared down the draw. I've seen a lot of coyotes the past few years and nearly hit that one. And always abundant like the garnish on the salad of my daily commute are the local roadkill trifecta -- raccoons, skunks and possums. I've done well to avoid contact with too many of the smaller Critters. I say small, but a corn-fed adult raccoon can severely damage a lot of smaller vehicles. Last week when Kathy and I went to Peru to pick up Kateri for Christmas vacation, she men- tioned the large number of dead skunks along the road. They're hard to miss, even if you don't see them. I said I thought there were more this year on my daily commute than in other years. From then on we counted them. For awhile. Then we forgot. But there were a lot. Basted Perky Turkeys were 89 cents per pound at Superior' s Jack In reply to Virginia's question, Francis Church wrote: "Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. You may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest marl, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God! He lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood." One can't see the wind, but it's real. Yet, only small minds can conceive what's seen. How dry the world would be without childlike faith. Ah... yes, Virginia, Christ exists. He lives forever more in our hearts and minds. A thousand years from now, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now. Oh ... Virginia, there is a Christ in Christmas. The skepticism of an age can never tarnish that. (Greg Allen's column, Thinkin' Out Loud, is published bi- monthly. He's an author, nationally syndicated columnist and the founder of Builder of the Spirit in Jamestown, Indiana, a non-profit organization aiding the poor. He can be reached at") Life, Beyond tne Ranch By Tonya R. Pohlman This is a story about the loving bond between a little girl and her doll, and the forces that tore them apart. This past Saturday I spoke to my mother on the telephone. After the usual niceties of"How are you? What are you doing? Uh-huh, Uh-huh," I got right to the point. "Do you remember the doll I had when I was a little girl?" I asked my mom, and added that the doll I was referring to was named Mrs. Beasley. "Oh sure, I remember Mrs. Beasley," my mother replied. She had no idea the interrogation was only beginning. This was no casual walk down memory lane. "Well, did you know that Mrs. Beasley was actually from a television show back then," I asked her as the questions bubbled forth. "Of course I knew that," Mom said. "I always liked the doll on that show and I thought you would like her too." I learned only last week that the cherished doll I had when I was only three or four years old wasa talking Mattel toy inspired by the Mrs. Beasley doll that the little girl character, Buffy, carried around with her on the television sitcom, "Family Affair," which aired from 1966 to 1971. I was born in 1970. I do not remember seeing the television show. But I loved my Mrs. Beasley doll. I have included several photos with this article as proof. Hopefully my editor will see fit to print the photos of a little girl and her doll with this publication. "How did I get my Mrs. Beasley doll? Did you buy her for me, or was she a gift from someone? How much would she have cost back then?" I continued the barrage of questions to my mother who informed me that she purchased my Mrs. Beasley doll for me, and that she had paid probably no more than $19.99. I no longer have my Mrs. Beasley doll, but I can purchase one from that time frame which has been cleaned and restored to talk (mine had a pull string and Mrs. Beasley would speak a select set of phrases) for right around $199 on eBay. My mother seemed impressed that I remembered my Mrs. Beasley doll. But little did she know where I was going with the conversation and how much I really did remember. "Do you remember what happened to my Mrs. Beasley doll?" I asked my mother. There it was, the main point of my conversation coming to light. "Well, no, I really don't remember," was my mother's unsus- pecting response. "Well, I remember," I told my mom. "One of your women friends came to visit. And she had these horrid twin girls that I didn't like. But you made me be polite and play with them and you made me share my Mrs. Beasley doll and they fought over her, one tugging from each end, and they broke her." (This is how you use the guilt trip technique on your mother when you are 44 years old and still remember the traumatic events that led to the demise of your most treasured doll 40 years earlier.) Of course, my mother couldn't remember any of her friends back then when we lived in Montana as having twin daughters. But I remember them, and I described them to her, and then she knew. "They were two girls, long dark hair always neatly combed back with matching hair bows or barrettes and they were always dressed alike and fancy." Maybe they weren't twins, but two girls lose in age and similar in appearance enough to be like twins. "Oh !" My mother remembered. And then she told me about Classy Pat. This was a woman who visited and lived in the neighborhood According to my mother, she tended to be flashy and liked to dress fancy, and dressed her daughters, not twins, but close in age, in a similar fashion. She wanted people to know she had things they couldn't have, and only on Sundays Classy Pat and her family would drive around in their Cadillac. "Did you call her Classy Pat to her face?" I asked my mother, to which she said she had not, and the woman did not seem to be well liked by others. My mother seemed to feel bad for the woman, though my mother also did not seem overly fond of Classy Pat. Our idyllic Montana hamlet of my early pre- Alaskan years was more of a Peyton Place than the one of fiction -- except we had the demon doll ripping non-twins. "I'm so sorry about Mrs. Beasley," my mother said in our recent conversation. I don't think I had really set out to make her feel bad, but seeing that she did, I felt oddly victorious and vindicated for the love of my Mrs. Beasley. "Did we ever get your Mrs. Beasley doll fixed?" my mother asked. I told her that I thought Mrs. Beasley, torn limb from limb, was tossed on a mending pile in hopes of repair that never happened, and she was most likely tossed out at some point. Mrs. Beasley never made the Alaska journey with the rest of our family the summer of my fifth birthday. I'm not sure there is really a moral to my story here, except that one should hope to never have a child such as me who can remember the strangest of details from the age of three, and then remind you of them well into the future. According to my research, my Mrs. Beasley doll spoke 11 phrases when you pulled the string on her back. The phrases included, "Do you want to play? Gracious me, you're getting to be such a big girl! If you could have three wishes, what would you wish for?" And, "I do think you're the nicest friend I ever had!" Mrs. Beasley, you were one of the nicest friends a little girl could have ever had! I'm sorry the demon twins tore us apart! Olive Hill : Church : .-:David Watters : Sunday sunday School ... 9:30 a.m. Worship ....... 10:30 a.m. Located five miles south and two miles west : " ofSuperior Pr:oclaiming Christ Since 1876 Church Of The Nazarene , "740 E. Seventh Offic Phone 402-879-4391 Pastor Jeff Kimberly i .: i Sunday Fellqwship ............ : ......... I0 a.m. Mor,&lng Worship ........ 10:30 a.m. FlrstWduesday of month Meat '& Movie ...... .:6:30 p.m. OtheWesdays, Bible Study.....7 p.m. Tans, portation and Nursery First Presbyterian , Church Sixth and N. Central  'Superior, Neb. Phone 402-879-3733 ,. ".  SUNDAY Worshipi ............ : ....... 8:30 a.m. Felloiship and Sunday School ......... 9:30 a.m. Rev. Mark Diehl, Pastor Formoso Community Church Nondenominational Btble Teaching Pastor Gene Little Sunday School .......... .9:30 a.m. Worship Seryice ...... 10:30 a.m. weekly Home Bible Studies 203 Balch Street, Formoso, Kan. 785-794.2490 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Pastor Rev. Breen Sipes ST. PAUL LUTHERAN Hardy. Nob. Phone 402-279-3205 or 402-236-8825 Sunday Worship .......... 9 a.m. Fellowship Hour ........ I0 a.m. Sunday School ..... 10:15 a.m. First United Methodist Church 448 N. Kansas Street Superior, Nob. Rev. Jocelyn Tupper Sunday Services Worship .... 8:15 & 10:30 a.m. Bible Study Thursday...9 a.m. Catholic Church Services St. Joseph's Church Superior, Nob. Rectory Phone 402-879-3735 Mass Schedule Daily Masses 7:30 am. Saturday ......... 6 p.m. Sunday ........... 8 a.m. Nelson Sunday ......... 10 a.m. Father Brad Zitek First Baptist Church 558 N. Commercial (., Superior, Nob. /I ''  Interim Pastor t'}e- " David Sherwood Church 402-879-3534 Sunday Worship ................... 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study; ............... 4 p.m. Jewell Trinity United Methodist Jim Rice, pastor " Sunday Sunday School ........... 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship ... 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Kids for Christ ............. 3:45 p.m. Grace Community Evangelical Free Church of I,,,, Superior Ilmmll  423 E. Fifth Street Superior, Nob. Pastor David Johnson Office, 402-879-4126 Stmday Sunday School ...... 9 a.m. MomingWorship 10 a.m. Prayer Time ........... 6 p.m. Affllllated with the Evangelical Free Church of America Jewell Christian Church "A family you can belong to" 111 Main, Jewell Dan Daniels, pastor Church * 785-428-3657 Parsonage * 785-428-3323 Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Kids for Christ & ]r. High Youth Groups Wednesdays at 4:15 p.m. Webber United Methodist Chmmh Webber, Kan. Office 785-361-2664 Res. 785-361-2070 Sunday Worship ............. 9:30 a.m. Christian Church of Mankato 118 S. Commercial Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3707 Sunday School ...... 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Thaddeus J. Hinkle, Minister 785-378-3938 Calvary Bible Evangelical Free Church  99 W. Pearl, Jewen, Kan. EI-('A Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........................ 7:30 Sunday Sunday School ................. 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship Service. 10:30 a.m. Evening Service .................... 7 p.m. Affialaied wiat the Evangelical Free Church of Amerk'a First Community Church Oak, Nob. Phone 402-225-2284 Sunday Sunday School .... 9 a.m. Morning Worship I0 a.m. Sunday Prayer Meeting ..... 7:00p.m. Evangelical Lutheran Church 201 South Center Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3308 LCM N00C Sunday Worship ................. 9:00 a.m. Sunday School ..... 10:15 a.m. Northbranch Friends Church Phone 785-647-8841 . Located eight miles north of Burr Oak and two miles west. Sunday Sunday School ........... l0 a.m. Worship ...................... 1 1 a.m. Pastor Jonathan Harkness "Where The Son Always Shines" Living Faith Fellowship Word of Faith Church 315 N. Central * Phone 402-879-3814 Sunday Worship Service .................... 10:30 a.m. Evening Service ........................... 5 p.m. (except 4th and 5th Sundays} Wednesday Christian 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. Jon Albrecht Senior Pastor Patsy Busey./ks :ociate Pastor United Methodist Churches Schedules for Sunday Schools and Worship Service Mankato Harmony ... Worship, ll a,m, Stm. Sch., 9:45 a m. Ionia ......................... Worship, 9:30 a.m. Sun. Seh, 10:30 am. Esbon ........................ Worship, 8:15 a.m. Burr Oak ................. Worship, 9:30 am. Pastor Roger Walls Bible Centered Nondenominational Jewell County Catholic Churches Winter (Nov.-April) Sacred Heart, Esbon ilst, 3rd, 5th Saturday. 6:30 p.m. 2nd, 4th Sunday .............. 10 a.m. St. Theresa 320 N. Commercial, Mankato 785-378-3939 Sunday ................................ 8 a.m. Pastor Father Joseph Kieffer Church of Christ 564 E. Fourth Street Superior, Neb, 402-879-4067 https://www.faceb00k.c0m/SuperiorChurch0fChrist Dr. Jeff Collins, Minister Sunday (no evening services) Sunday School ................ 9:30 a.m. Worship Service .......... 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study for All Ages ...... 7 p.m. Salem Lutheran Church [ELCA) Highway 14 North, Superior, Neb. 402-225-4207 Sunday Sunday Forum and Sunday School .................... 9 a.m. Worship ............................. 10 a.m. Communion ....... 1st & 3rd Sunday Don & Margaret Olson Interim pastors Day 1 Radio Program KRFS AM 1600 Sunday * 8 a.rtu Superior New Hope Connection 505 N. Kansas St. Superior, Neb. 402-879-5884 Sunday Service ........ I I a.m. Church dinner after every service Pastor Deanna Disney Centennial Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) 855 N Dakota Street, Superior, Nob. Phone 402-879-3137 Sunday . . Sunday School-9:30 a.m. Worship ... I0:45 a,m. Worship with us via live broadcast each Sunday on KRFS Radio Please call for additional worship and Bible study opporttalities.