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4A THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS @ Thursday, December 25, 2003 @ ose to By Phyllis Schoenholz As the holidays approach, parents seem a little mote strained, as though they are already suffcmlg fronl over- load. Often this pressure comes from wanting their chitd~en Io have tile best holidays ever. Bu! when parents mis- takenly assume they have to do every- thing, they're hotrod to feel tense and unhappy, tromcallv what youngsters need most for ajoyi'ul time are reason- ably relaxed parents who can enjoy the fcstivities with them! Think back 1o last vear~ Did you redly have fun durme tile holidays, or ,act? you too stw~sed out7 If tension was a problem, whal mggcled it'? Did other fanfily members sutfer stress as well'? llyou want to change tile pattern this year so you and your iamily get the holida~ you dcsc~ ~0 xou can. tJere are some simple tips t~l },,~v to avoid the nlos[ C,iHlllll,t)n MIC',;SO|S: 1, You're so busy the youngsters feel disconnecfcd. Often v,,e are so involved in lood, R'sdvities, and work the meaningful rituals your youngsters' look forward to all year. 2. You fed anxious about spend- ing too much. Of course you want to malw everyone happy with the pre- sents you give. You especially want the youngsters eyes to light up when they see their new toys. But remember, children need relaxed parents and feel- ing overextended is not relaxing! Write down what you can af- ford for each gift. If you start buying without a good grasp of what you can The Superior Lady Wildcals Jc- feated the Doniphan-Trumbull gilt~ 55- 21 at Sutton Friday night but then Icli to Fillmore Central 49-40 Satw&~ night. Superior vs. Doniphan-Trumbull In the win over the I)-T 1,ady Cm-- dinals, Sup~ior had fotir playcis in double figures. Haley Shroycr led [l~c way for the Lady Cats with 15 1-~oiw.~ Lauren Williams followed wflh 12. Holly Walton and Alyssa Montgom spend, you'il soon have that feeling of cry were each good for 10 t,,6nt,~ anxiety that tells you things are out of Kristen Sweet and Houston Pwccll hand Being out of control is a prime each scored 3 points and Mc1~hm stressor! You'll feel better instantly if Hickman had 2. you vow here and now to figure out Kylee Uden led the l+adv ('al~I,, with 7 points. Tracy Kathmau a~d Christy Kathman followed wilh .~ points each. Lindsey Toben. |aJt~bbic Arnold and Ky Icy Cosgri ffeac h sv'v~lc, l 2 points. Superior vs. Fillmore Central Lauren Williams scored 15 points to pace the Lady Wildcats again,q Fithnorc Central. Shroyer followed with 9 points and Montgomery had 7 ,X~cet accounted for 4 points, Abby Schmidt 3 and Amy Williams 2. Jennifer Lovegrove and Held, t.ightwine were in double figures with t~ and 10 points respectively for the l,ady Panthers. Rachael Bridges fol- lmscd with 9 points. Katie Jacobsen and Beth Meyer each scored 3 points and Maddre Ewalt and Jasmin Marga- lel each accounted for 2. Superior basketball coach Celeste Jones said "Our girls came out 'dead' but we stepped up and came back. Our bee thlo,,vs are killing us this year. If we couktj use make our free throws, we ~ oukl be 6- I right now. We will work h:ud in the upcoming weeks on that. F m leally proud of our girls. We never ga~e up and thai says a lot about the heart of our team." 'lhc next action for Superior is the l,awrence-Nelson Holiday Tourna- ment Dec. 29-30. your budget and stick to it. Don't agonize over every present, If you see a great-looking address book that's just what you can afford to pay, buy it for as many people on your list as it might serve. Keep the wish list simple. It's hard for little ones to avoid getting greedy when all they hear about for that we forget our childrcu. Now stop weeks are the fabulous toys out there. and think ho~ you can include the Help your children write down and children in lhc ongoing holiday prepa- rank by importance the gifts they re- rations lfthe~,' feel they arc pattie,pat- ally want Explain that you (or Santa) ing, they won t need to ac: up or whine have limitations, so they won't expect for your attention I,cl them help with to receive everything on their list. gil't-wrappiilg. Share their wish lists with your Invite them to think of special relatives.Thiswiilincreasethechances giftsh~r thepeopleon wmrlist.You'll of getting the most important choices. be surprised at how l'houghtful little .BehonesLIfoneofyourchildren ones can be about other people's needs wants a gift you simply can't swing, and how on-tercel some of their sug- tell her up front so she's not let down when she opens her presents. gestion s are. " , 3. The kids get tired and grumpy. Get them into the kitchen. Fred It s hard to keep child~n from getting a way to include your children in cook- inn whenever you can. so wound up they can t settle down Ohserve the rule of two. When when it's time to go to sleep. After all, you're phmning yoreI holiday calen- there's excitement in the air. Their Jar, keep m nm~d that i's best to accept friends are in a frenzy of anticipation, a maxinmm of t~ o obligations a week and the feeling is caching that take both you and yot,r husband Stick to their schedule as much away fronl hot/to, qhey niay tolerate as you can. Try to get the children up your absm:cc i()rtwo nights, but change in the morning and to bed at night at it to thrce, and thcv'li probably fall their regular hours. Keep mealtimes more or less the same as often as pos- apart. " sible. This will help them stay calm. Sawlr the upconling traditions. Set your priorities and dou't got lost in Go with the flow when your routine falls apart. Face it, some- trivia. Keep yore family rituals as the times the children are going to eat late number one priority, even it' it means and miss some sleep. Aunt Sue's din- missing the neighbors" caroling party or a diliner with out-ol-town friends ner won t be ready to put on the table until eight o'clock. Friends and rela- ring the bell just as the baby snodding Nelson Library rives will drop by. The UPS man will orders microfilm off These things can't be avoided. Hand on to small rituals. When reader-printer" the children do go to bed late, take time The order has placed for a new for the little rituals that make them feel microfihn reader and printer to be secure. It's OK to skip the bath but placed in the Nelson Public l..ibrary. A don t skip the bedtime story and the number of fund re,sine activities se- hugs and kisses. cured the necessao fu~ids. Remember, the holidays are sup- In Janua~!~e library Sta~vol- posed to be a joyous tim~ for the chil, hnteers will begin work to enter the dren as well as for ad[Jlts7518rJrii~ti'me~ in ou~ rushing around and the bdstl~ess "card catalog mid a compuier-based of this time of year we forget that this database. " holiday is for them to be involved and Take the tinlc you need to truly enjoy to enjoy. Friend Bulldogs L-N Lady Raiders The Friend gi Nelson Lady Raiders 59-46 night at Friend. Jenny Menke ers with 15 points and Kim followed with 12. Emily Amanda Watson each points. Rebecca Hinz, Jamie and Teresa Kathman each points. Stacy Stemper hit a free Menke had 9 rebounds Gebers had 7. J Faimon handed out 5 assists. In B-team action Friend Lawrence-Nelson 36-22. :::~.: Allison Petti points Abby Jensen and Kelsey Kathman had 4. Kathman and Kayla Hoelting added 2 points. M. Davis led the Friend with 15 points. Am. points, K. Rohrig 6, M Areh.qt't 2. The next action for the ers is the Lawrence-Nelson Tournament Dec. 29-30. L-N Lady Raiders beat Shelton The Lawrence-Nelson Lady ers defeated the Shelton girls Saturday night at Nelson. Lawrence-Nelson had 11 pill the scoring column Jenny Ment the only Lady Raider in doub!e f with 12 points. Emily Schroer fol with 8 points. Kim Faimonand Stemper each scored 7 points At Supedor's Jordan Tuma (31) puts a shot up from the corner during Watson accounted for 6 point Saturday night's game with Fillmore Central at the Sutton Tournament. Tuma Jamie Gebers 4. Rebecca Hinz, -~ Worman, Kelsey Kathman,Traq was good for 13 points for the night Superior defeated the Fillmore Oentral and Allison Pettit each account~ Panthers 56-47. points. S " b 1 Watson handed out 6 a~ upenor o2rs ose one, Faimonhad5andHinz4. i In B-team action, Lawrence-l~ wan one at S atton Tour. beat Shelton30-22 Allison Pettit led the way fi The Superior Wildcats went l-l at We just didn't play up to our poten- Lady Raiders with 12 points. I~ the Sutton Tournament Friday and tial. Kathman and Abby Jensen foil Saturday. . with 5 points each. Eliz'~beth Stt Supermr vs Fillmore Central Donlphan-TrumbullbeattheWlld-. ...... " ...... scored 3 points Rebecca Hin: m me ao-at wm over rntmore c.en- cats 50-44 Fndav muht and then Suoe- . ...... Haley Skinner were each good .- " -- trai ~aturaay nignt, woerner again nor defeated Fillmore Central 56-47 ....... , . , points and Teresa Kathman hit~ Ra/,,r='tav nloht paced the Wildcats with 15 points, throw. -,7, .... -." -'~'";- .' ~ ~ _,_ .,, Tuma followed with 13 Peterson and auperlor vs. uon~pnan-tru,,,uu. ,.. , ; ~ ^ Sasha Zaikaska led the wa In the ~;D AA Ic,-~c tn I~cmlnh~n l~argen were eacn gooe [or v points .... , ....... - ............. v ..... - ........ Sheltonwah lOpomtsandEnnO TrHmhnll,lnn W,u=rn~,r hat-art lh# tmnstensen pumpeo m a points and followed with 8. ., ......................... r ....... Meyers had 4 Shone Healey hit a free Superior Wildcats in scoring with 15 . " The next action for the Lady l points Jordan Tuma and Levi Koss tl~row.,~ ers is the Lawrence-Nels6n,.J] . wL ~ust, with 10 points was the" Tournament Dec. 29-30. " followed wtth 6 points each. Tim , ' ..... ' ~ . M w ~ ".- ..... pray one m uoume ngures mr tlae eyers as goou mr ,+ points. JOSh ........... -- -- rmmore t..entra, rantners t~ v.naney Peterson, Brett Chnstensen and Ben ...... " ." , ... Seventh grade girls end 6-1 nap ~s pomts and S Et~rnardt hap o a Bergen each accounted for 3 points ....... ' , '; ;: The Superior 7th grade gir trudges and m t~rower eacn scored Joe Trapp and Matt Brazil each scored . . . " .... ketball team finished its season 2 naini~ points, m. meyer, t~. ~oarty ana A. 6-1 record by defeating Blue I~ - ";'"''i ............. Allgood each accounted for 3 points Jarea t_,rorr leo me o-i v.armnms .............. 20 at Blue Hill Saturday, Dec. ............. wnue u ~einscn ana a tvtyers naa z wire la points and aosn Arrnon rol- . " " Trailing foralmost allofthe lowed with 10. Travis Lienemann was ca%n; ..... the young Wildcats persevered inayer sam, I am very pleased good for 7 points. Jeremiah Slough and ............. win. JJ Hoins and Shoe Tuma ......... w=tn wnat napoened tonight. Pillmore ~traV~sS ~g~,, ~maCCeT"r~l~,i~Trd~: Centrai has s~me great athletes and we team with six points each, Brittanie Simonsen added four i- .. ~.~.. ~, ~l : wer Stevenson each sc~ed4 p~nts. Adam., .e able to take t~Panthers out of Kayla Baker scored three ix Kennedy hit 2. metr game. cluding a crucial free throw ---rRunerinr .._sk_tballha ,~ coach Ron The next action for Supenor Is the Petsch had two points. Casey Thayer said, "We've been fighting the Lawrence-Nelson Holiday Tourna- KellieTinkham andErinl flu bug and had a couple of kids sick. ment Dec. 29-30. helped out the team also. In Nebraska Spread I year..,.. $20.00 3 itiontlls. S C~.O0 6 rnontlis. 811.00 to p'eold 9 nionths. 816.50 3 ye~t-s ...854.0(i rno'' Aeharge o1"81 will be made ib, Wrapt,tel,' nddress change. llLli,, In Kansas News- ,year ...... $20.00,~, ........... ..... ,,91.26 ............ ........... 821.9-6~ ( 3 months...8 6.00 38 $ 6.38 .,1t[ 6 months...S11.00 .......... (;9 ........... 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