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13 i / i~) :]i~ Violin students under the direction of Pat McCord entertained Superior Good Samaritian residents, recently, with melodies. Students include (back row, from left) Elizabeth Hays, Superior; Pat McCord; (front row) Sydney Esbon, Ivy Diehl, Burr Oak; McKensie Benoit, Esbon; Eden Diehl, Burr Oak; Violette Pinson, Mankato; Justina Blue Hill; and Lindy Broeckelman, Esbon. Not pictured are Chris and Nicole Sellers, Angus. Black , !ql,..__ Christmas Eve mass at Assump- Shirley Lambert at, the Nursing Home was at 6 p.m. Christmas in Edgar Friday afternoon. She also were sung about a half hour visited Hazel Moore and Dorothy Everyone was invited to Jarosik. and the overflow rooms were TylerBlackwasaweekendguestof his grandparents, Bob and Lana Black, inside the Assumption Fairfield., are asked to take a special look Treytyn Black, Fairfield, stayed where the Blessed Virgin Saturday night and Sunday with his statue is. They see the newly grandmother, Lavon Black. Megan s and decorations in it. Black stayed Sunday night and Men- by Rita Engel, Terry Pond day with her. S and Dee Washurn. Travis Kennedy, Omaha, was a antacametotownSaturdaymorn- weekend guest of his parents, Dean Some of the children were anx- and Vicki Kennedy, Zack andMaggie. and others hesitantly. A He also visited his srandmother, Kalvodas from Kansas Shirley, at the Edgar nursing home. had never heard of such a thing as Ed Holeman, Grand Island visited on the street for youngsters so Sunday afternoon with his mother, taken with Santa Marilou Holeman and brother, Rick. Lights enhance Sandy Creek School entrance It is easier this week to find the entrances to the Sandy Creek School parking lot. In mid-December lights were placed .on the Highway 14 entrances to the Ira. Two 40-foot break-away light poles, each with a 250 watt light will illumi- nate the drives. You're Invited ~C'brbln and Justin gift exchange Sharon and Gordy Meyer home, guests were Tammy and and family and Dale Kathman, Joe and Jeff. ,,Horseshoe a party for patrons Sunday and Marion Dyer, Hastings. and Judi Dyer, Kearney, were also of the Dyers. Marjorie is a , and Bob. and Colleen Kucera and members of the Norbert family held their Christmas at the Blue Hill Senior Activities included a visiting and playing basketball. Black visited her sister, Simic Center to host 'The Last Great Skate' This year Simic Recreation Center, also known as the Superior Skating Rink, will be hosting a special New Year's event. Designated as The Late Great Skate this event will include two guests of Leonard and sessi0asonNewYear'sEve'sWednes- Scott and Sonja day, Dec. 31. The first session begins Kyle and Jenny Cook and at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m. The Miltonvale, and Brian and second session begins at 10 p.m. and North Loup. concludes after ringing in the new year evening visitors and sup- at 12:15 a.m of Virgil and Mary Lou These sessions will include new were Steve and Cheryl music and light effects, originalgames Jared and Jason, Ashley and special prizes all through the ses- andGregBrockman, sions, several area businesses have was to honor Jason teamed up to support The Late Great his first birthday. Skate by donating the prizes. Every arjorie Swearingen skater will receive a free gift for at- afternoon visitors of tending one or both of the sessions. Simic Recreational Center offers regular open skating every Friday evening from 7:30-9:30 featuring Gene Gene the Game Machine. Saturday afternoons 2-4 for Cosmic Comic Chaos. Saturday evenings 7:30-9:30 p.m. featuring Ludicrous Lights and Loud Lunacy with Lyn. Sunday after- noons 2 to 4 p.m for Fouled up Family Fun. Simic Recreation Center also wel- comes reservations for private parties. Let tfz L /it aft& c/it~st c/ii reieFn in gour hearts andminds Marlao, Susan, Cathy and Chris MARLAN V. WATSON Public Accountant Office and Fax 402-879-4013 E-Mail: mvwcpa@alltel,net 430 N. Central Supenor, Neb. The Piano Player is having her 90th Contacl The family of Evelyn Honeycutt invite you to help celebrate her birthday Sunday, Jan. 11 at the American Legion Club in Nelson from 2 to 4 p.m. for cake and ice cream. Send cards to Evelyn Honeycutt: RR 2 Box 28A * Nelson, Neb. * 68961 Thursday, December 25, 2003THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 3A Jan 10 recycling day A recycling day hosted by the Su- perior FFA Chapter will be held Satur- day, Jan. 10 from 8 a.m. until noon in the Superior High School south park- ing lot. FFA members will be accept- ing aluminum and newsprint Hardy WCU meets The Women's Christian Union of the Hardy Union Church met in Fel- lowship Hall for a regular meeting Thursday at 2 p.m. Fourteen members attended. JeAnne Edwards, president, gave two "thoughts for the day," a poem "The Joy of Giving" by John Greenleaf Whittier and Mother Teresa's Wish. Officers reports were given. Sarah Harvey, first vice president, gave de- tails of the Jan. 15 meeting. Vivian Hansen will conduct installation of the new officers; Elsie Tallent will have the program and Mary Dahi the devo- tions. Hostesses will be Sarah Harvey, Georgia Webber and Florence Bargen. Mary Dahl, second vice president, reported the circles in waiting were 3- 4-1-2. She also told about the commu- nity Thanksgiving Eve service held at the Union Church; the "Hanging of the Greens' the last Sunday in November; and about serving lunch before and after the Orpha Lee Perry funeral. Pastor Lance and Lisa Shaffer were in charge of the Fellowship coffee in December. There will be no Fellow- ship coffee in January because of the annual meeting Jan. 11. A get well card was signed for Elvin Hobson and a sympathy card for Opal Joy Laird. Committee reports were given as follows: Donna Carman, courtesy; Helen Aurand, altar; Donna Clark, kitchen and Elva Hansen, birthdays. Elsie Tallent reported on the project "Gifts For Soldiers in Iraq." The gifts were socks which were distributed to the soldiers by her grandson on behalf of the WCU. Vivian Hansen gave devotions per- taining to Christmas. Mary Dahl presented the program. It was a dialogue between Mary, the mother of Jesus, and her friends telling of the life of Jesus. Those taking part in the program were Mary Dahl, JeAnne Thursday, December 25, 2003 rheSuperiorExpress.ISSN0740-0969,ispublished Jo Anne Edwards read a prayer "It weekly by Supeaor Publishing Company, Inc., 148 is Almost Christmas, Lord."Themeet- East third Street, Superior. Nebraska 68978. ing was closed by praying "The Lord' s Subscription rate is $20 per year in Nebraska, S21.26 in Kansas (includes .soles tax) and $28 per year Prayer in unison. elsewhere in the United Stoles; 50 cents per single Hostesses were Helen Aurand, copy. Periodical Ooss postage po~d at Supoaor. Doris Healey and Vivian Brown. They Nebraska, and at addffional mailing office. POST MASTER: Send address change to: lhe Superior were assisted by Dee Edwards and Express, P.O. Box 408, Superior. Net~oska 68978 Oleta Hobson. Meanwhile, back at the ranch "Can you check to see if Santa is on his way?" Our ten- year old daughter asked my husband and me. This was two weeks ago. After all of the stories she has heard or read through the years, she should know the rules. Santa does not begin his route until Christmas Eve. If he did not get a head start, was our daughter frightened Santa might skip over Nebraska this year? It's not like Nebraska is concealed in some comer. Look at a map. It's right there, in the middle of everything! How could Santa miss it? Growing wiser with age, our daughter has observed interactions between her father and me. In f~ct, this may be the source of her concern. From her point of view, I might be a little worded myself. Santa is a man! If Santa did happen to forget Nebraska, would he blame it on his wife, like another man I know? "She moved it on me!" This would be my husband's standard excuse. Yes, I do move things. It's called, "putting things away, out of sight!" Sticky notes were a lot heavier and more difficult to write in an- cient times. But, a hastily chiseled note still would not have helped the men of Atlantis. When they returned from whatever excuse! they used to get away from the women, they would have found only their stone tablet, reminding them of where home used to be. Privileged to top secret information in his work, Santa knows where Atlantis is. But, he's not talking. Uh-uh! Santa knows not to mess with or tell the secrets of those women. They might move his sleigh and reindeer when he's not looking. Santa and his little guy friends would be toting packages across the Arctic Circle on foot. My daughter's mind can be put at ease. All Nebraska women I've seen lately have been too busy to move a town, let alone a whole state. Nebraska is where it has always been. Even if Santa did miss Nebraska on Ah but, you see, Nebraska is where it is supposed to Christmas Eve, there would be plenty of time before be. It has not been sitting out on Mrs. Claus' table for the Christmas morning; past three months, left there by Mr. Ciaus, sohewouldn't Picture Santa Claus, returning home from his long forget he needed to do something with it. trip, settling back into his easy chair. Mrs. Claus walks Nebraska was not unceremoniously tossed in Mrs. Claus' sunroom or laundry room, waiting for Mr. Claus to get around to fixing it. And, furthermore, Mr. Claus has a deadline in his work, which I'm sure he does not have in his home life. If he does not get those presents delivered on time, it will break the hearts of millions of children, and maybe he will be fired! At home, when things are left lying about, both Santa and my husband must contend with only one person; the Missus. "I left it out to remind me," says my husband. Remind him of what? Years ago, I was in trouble for moving a carburetor from our kitchen desk to the garage. The garage seemed like a more appropriate place for automotive parts and accessories. It was not until I moved it, that my husband remembered its existence, or that he had been planning on fixing it for several months. "If you move it, I will forget to do it," he tells me. Don't men know about sticky notes? Granted, sticky notes might not work well on a sleigh in a blinding snowstorm. However, other than Santa, not many men must endure this extreme. Another exception, where sticky notes would not work, is "The Lost City of Atlantis." Scholars and researchers have studied, theorized and searched forAtlantis. Trouble is they assume it vanished or disappeared. Nape! The women there got fed up one day and moved it. Edwards, Elsie Tallent, Helen Aurand L-N School moving Weather and Vivian Hansen. The Superior Express newspaper, one of the oldest continuing business in the community has been selected by the Superior Ambassadors as the latest recipient of the Superior Business Award. The traveling plaque is now on display in the newspaper's front office. The Express was established in January 1900 by C E. Dedrick. It was one of three newspapers in the community The other two, focused on national news and news of Superior. Mr. Dedrick came to Superior with a vision lay establish- ing a regional paper. He gave less emphasis to national news and established correspondents in communities throughout Jewell and Nuckolls counties in an effort to build a regional newspaper which would promote the economic growth of the entire area. For more than 70 years The Express has been the official Nuckolls County newspaper. A sister publication, the Jewell County Record, holds the same position in Jewell County In its 103 years of existence, the newspaper has had four publishers. Dedrick was followed for a short time by W. W. Driggs. It was a difficult period for the newspaper as area residents were struggling to cope with a drought, massive flooding on the Republican River and a depression. In 1937 Howard Crilly moved to Superior from Wilbur and purchased The Express and a competing newspaper, The Superior Journal. Under his leadership, both newspapers were consolidated into one. In 1970 Crilly retired and Bill Blauvelt, a Superior High School graduate with the class of 1964, became the publisher. A number of names have long been associated with the newspaper. The late Herbert Atkins is the only person to have worked for every publisher and managing editor of the newspaper. Blanche Bargen was honored by the Nebraska Press Association with the Golden Pica Pole award for more than 50 years with the newspaper. Irene Bartknecht, Ruth Braun, Kay Elledge and the late Floyd Wheeler have been part of the newspaper crew for more than 30 years. Current staff members include Bill and Rita Blauvelt, Barb Thomsen, Irene Barfknecht, Ruth Braun, Monica Shilling, Kathie Jensen, Ed and Pat Wright, Clinton Christian, Kay Elledge, Gloria Garman-Schlaelli, Jeanne Freeman, Audrey Hamilton and Carolyn Alley The newspaper has maintained an office at 148 East Third Street in downtown Superior since the 1920s. Production of a quality newspaper is not an individual eflbrt. It is a community effort. It takes the cooperation of area residents and advertisers. As community needs and interests change, the newspaper has changed. That is expected to continue. In addition to The Superior Express and the Jewell County Record newspapers, the business also produces a monthly newsletter, Country Connections for rural singles, sells office supplies and does commercial and screen printing. The screen printing department has one six-color and one four-color presses used for printing T-shirts, sweatshirts polo shirts and jackets. Two presses, one single color and one four-color are used exclusively for caps. Three semi-automated presses are used for posters and signs. Manual flatbed presses will handle screens to eight-feet in length and are used primarily for printing street banners. The commercial printing department has one@nd two color offset presses ranging in size to 17x22 inches. The company is One of the few that still maintains a letterpress printing departmer.L Some of the letterpress equip- ment still in use was made before 1900 and has been with the company since its earliest days in Superior. More recently the company has added digital duplicators which are connected directly with the computers used to design the job. FUNERAL HoMEs 750 N Commercial. Superior, Neb. 402-879-3900 II I into the room, arms folded at her chest, and stares suspiciously at him. "You're home awful early, did you remember all of them?" She asks. "Yes, of course, even the ones you moved" Santa replies. "What about Hawaii?" Mrs. Claus continues. Santa is growing annoyed. He just wants to put his feet up, and watch an episode or two of Star Trek before bed. Boy, what he wouldn't give to have one of those warm, cozy starships instead of his open sleigh. "Yes," he tells Mrs. Claus waving her away. "Hawaii, Hiawatha, Hampton, all of them." "You didn't forget Nebraska now did you?" Asks Mrs. Claus. "No dear, I did not forget Alaska." Santa mimics his wife's voice. "I said Nebraska you fool, not Alaska," She shouts. "Did you forget NebraskaT' Santa sits upright in his chair. "Nebraska'?" Oops. Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch. Don't worry children. I believe Mrs. Claus is a descendant of Atlantis. Santa knows not to mess with those Atlantian women. Mrs. Claus will have Santa out the door, and headed for Nebraska, before he can shout, "Help Rudolph. HELP!" -Tonya R. Paddock Winners of Christmas drawing t ........ Winners of the Christmas Appre- o M- J. class restrict ciationdrawing at Jackson Enterprises- The Lawrence-Nelson schools is Ed Groves, ObserverBooks and More store were: Luetta amon , those in Nebraska chan,,in,, .... lemperature Wenske, Byron; Emily Kirchhoff, Ruth classes for next year. Based on enroll- n ]g:weel ............................. 57,,Calder and Cindy Kirchhoff, Hardy, ment figures the Nebraska School Ac- ,,, "'".'";2"7, ................. Helen Gebers, Nora, Daniel McKeown, tivities Association has changed the T " ' reeipilmuon _ ..Webber, Mark Kniep, Ruth Disney, school's classification from C-2 to D- T ai1 t iWw[a tk ........................... bf( )Honey Schaaf and Lola Noble, Supe- 1. Along with Lawrence-Nelson the Total this montl ........................ "'" rior. Alma, Dundy County, Elkhorn Val- T ....... ' ..................... ..u.3/j ...... " i; . o aate m zoo.*.. 2:S i ley, Humboldt-TableRock-Stelnauer ........ 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