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Thursday, December 29, 2011 THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS .,,, Mankato VFW Auxiliary announces fall youth winners The Mankato VFW Auxiliary has announced the winners of its fall youth programs. "Is There Pride in Serving in Our Military?" was the theme fbr this year's Voice of Democracy speech program. The national patriotic speech writing competition was open to ninth to 12th grade students. The students recorded a three to five minute speech expressing their interpretation of the patriotic theme. Beth Menhusen, a se- nior at Rock Hills High School was chosen as the local wimmr, She re- ceived a $100 cash prize. The Patriot's Pen Essay competi- tion theme for this year was, "are you proud of your country?" This contest is open to students in grades sixth through eighth: The students were required to write a 300-400 word essay, express- mg their views on democracy. The winning students from Rock Hills Middle School were.Esmeralda Fischer, Taneile Peroutek, Davis Schleifer and Kiana Baker. They will receive savings bonds for winning at the local level. Beth, Esmeralda and Taneile@re- sehted their winning essays at the Vet- erans Day program The local winners were then judged on the district level but no awards were received. t Scholarship Program collecting ahuninum cans The Kansas VFW Endowment scholarship program is unique in that it exists only in Kansas and is funded solely by donations from VFW Posts, Ladies Auxiliaries, and individual VFW and Auxiliary members. Mankato Auxiliary is collecting and recycling aluminum beverage cans to donate money to the endowment pro- gram. If you would like to be a part of this program, you can drop off your cans at Mankato Plumbing from now until June 30. You do not have to be a member of the post or auxiliary to participate. The goal of the' Kansas VFW En- dowment program is to provide assis- tance for education beyond high school with scholarships to members of the Kansas VFW and Ladies Auxiliary,' their children and grandchildren. Applications for the scholarship can be picked up from Sondra Decker at Rock Hills High School or Phyllis Christie and are due to Phyllis by Jan. 23. Boston Baked Beans 2 C dry navy beans or pinto beans or great northern beans 1 1/2 qts. cold water 1 tsp. salt 1/3 C brown sugar 1 tsp. salt I tsp7 dxy ' mustard 1/4 C rri01hsses (no substitutions) 1/4 lb. salt pork (sliced) or thick sliced bacon 1 med. onion (sliced) Bring beans to a boil and simmer two minutes in the water. Let stand one hour (or just soak beans overnight to eliminate this step). Add 1 tsp. salt to beans and water after soaking (or pre cooking). Simmer one hour. Drain off bean liquid and save. Combine 1 3/4 C of that liquid with brown sugar, salt. dry mustard and molasses. Using a bean pot, create layers of beans, onion and salt pork until pot is filled. Finish with meat layer. Pour bean liquid mix- ture over all and add lid to pot. Bake at 300 degrees five to seven hours. Add more liquid (water or bean liquid) if needed. Keep oven temperature low 275 degrees to 300 degrees. Submitted by Donna Johnson who said, "LlOyd always requests that I fix these at.either Thanksgiving or Christ- mas when the oven is always on any- way. Leftovers freezewell so double the recipe in a cast iron dutch oven to have enough for later as well " Brownstone Cake 2 1/2 C flour 1 tsp. soda 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1/2 tsp. all spice 1/2 C butter 2 C brown sugar 3 egg yolks (beaten) 1 C sour milk 1 C walnuts 1 C raisins (chopped) 3 egg whites (beaten) Cream butter and sugar together. Add egg yolks. Sift dry ingredients and add to above mixture. Add milk, rai- sins, walnuts and lastly the egg whites. Bake in a 375, degree oven either in layer or loft( pans. around 45 minutes or until done. Submitted by Fauna Jean Wood, daughter of Alma and Harley Risher, who lived in Jewell. On the bottom of the original recipe was written, "'to church for 1982 cook book if the want to use it." UTE THEATER Friday, Saturday & Sunday Dec. 30, 31 & Jan. 1 * 7:30 p.m. Tower Heist After penthouse tower resident Arthur Shaw robs many of their life sawngs m a Ponzi scheme, a group of his victims, including his building manager Josh Kovaks, plan a heist to get their money back with inter- est. Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content. Mankato, Ken. • 785-378-3172 Friendship Meals Jan. 2 through Jan. 6 Monday: Closed Tuesday: Quiche, peas, crunch cake, fruit cocktail, milk. Wednesday: Skinless terriyaki chicken, party potatoes, succotash. peach crisp, wheat bread, milk. Thursday: Cheeseburger, bun, steak fries, cauliflower, pears, milk. Friday: Tuna salad sandwich, po- tato soup, V8 juice, banana, milk. Meals delivered by VF Auxil- iary. School Menus Rock Hills School Lunches Breakfast Monday: No School. Tuesday: Biscuit egg cheese, ce- real. fruit cocktail, juice, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast sausage pizza, tater tots, frozen fruit, juice, milk. Thursday: Pancakes, bacon, juice, milk Friday: Biscuit sausage, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch Tuesday: Corn dogs, macaroni and cheese, green beans, applesauce, sugar cookie, milk. Wednesday: Frito pie, nacho cheese. baby carrots, pineapple tidbit, pump- kin muffins, milk. Thursday: Pizza variety, tri tater, peas, fruit cocktail, oatmeal scotchie, milk. Friday: Beef and noodles, mashed potato, corn, peaches, roll, mill Veterans service officer will be in Mankato Jan. 5 A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Vet- erans' Affairs will be at Mankato City Hall from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 5, to assist veterans and their families with veteran's benefits. The Kansas Com- mission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veteran's benefits. Jewell County emergency committee meets The LEPC meeting was called to order Nov. 9 with the following mem- bers present: Don Snyder, emergency manager, Angela Murray, Jewell County Health Department. Mike Liggett, Rolling Hills Electric. Lavemia Peters. Formoso mayor, Bob Roush, Formoso Fire and Rock Hills School District, Steve Greene, Jewell County Commissioner, Shannon Meier, emer- gency medical services, Marvin L6omis, City of Mankato, Dwight Frost, Jewell County Commtssioner, DiXie Dethloff, clerk of the COurt, Carla • Waugh, county clerk. Nadine Smith, Rock Hills School District, Bill Blauvelt. Jewell County Record, Darrell Bohnert, Jewell City Council and Fire, Jonas McEntire, sheriff. Doyle Alcorn, Jewell County Com- missioner. Vonda Wakefield. Rolling Hills Electric and'Darrell Miller, county attorney• Members absent were Wayne Dunn, Kelly Jones, Lisa Boyles, Rex Fischer, Lori Slate, Don Bigham and Mike Harris. Don Snyder handed out a proposed copy of Jewell County LEPC by-laws and a LEPC membership form. Meeting was called to order by Bob Roush and turned oTer to Don Sndyer for election of officers. Members elected were Angola Murray, secretary. Bob Roush, chair- man. Shannon Meier. vice-chairman. Snyder discussed NIMS (National Incident Management System), FEMA. and grant requirements for emergency management. There is a Role of LEPC Confer- ence being held in Saline April 3 through 5. There was discussion with a handout on KEMA (Kansas Emer- gency Management Assoc.), applica- tion for hazard mitigation grant pro- gram FEMA-4010/4035-DR. Mike Liggett provided a copy of the LEOP (Local Emergency Operations Plan) for viewing. The by-laws Were discussed and approved for acceptance. Meetings will be held quarterly on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. with Feb. 8 being the next meet- ing. Spring 2011 Brief rain showers early Saturday evening didn't stop four members of the Mankato Garden Club from planting flowers at the "Welcome to Mankato" sign east of Mankato. Pictured are Gila Peterson, Kristin Underwood Sharon Regnier and Brenda Enyeart. Andy Peterson assisted the women with their project. Cornflake Cookies 1 1/2 C white sugar 11 C cornflakes 1 1/2 C syrup 5 C peanut butter 1 12 oz. pkg. chocolate chips Cook sugar and syrup to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and add cornflakes, peanut butter and chips. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Press into a large pan. Cool and cut into bars. Submitted by Nancy Higbee who said, " These were Elaine Clark's fa- vorite to,take when we made ChriSt- mas cans for the elderly in Formoso." Burr OakBy Glennys Barnes Joy to the World the Lord is Come. The Sunday morning worship service at the United Methodist Church wtih Pastor Gerry Sharp leading was a birth- stayed the weekend in Salina at the home of Vernon Morris and Kay Barkley. Jeff, Diana and Kasey Ord, Guide Rock, hosted a family gathering Satur- day. After a morning brunch gilts were exchanged. While the children played with their toys, the adults played Phase 10 and pitch or watched television. In the early evening most of the family attended the Christmas Eve Advent worship service at the Congregational Bible Church in Red Cloud before returning to the Ord home for a late supper of soup and sandwiches. At- tending were Keller, Patsy, Olivia and Thomas Ord, Kyle, Paisley, Jerzie and Remy Ord and Heath Shannon, all of Guide Rock; David and Lori Barnes. Smith Center; Steffen Barnes. Hastings; Corie Barnes. Austin Manchanthasouk, Darin, Amanda. Lance and Lilly Barnes. Red Cloul: and Cliff and Glenny Barnes. Zephyr Cove, Nev. Peggy Wilson brought a basket of oranges to share with those in attendance. Sunday brunch guests of Cheryl Hillman were Judy Miller and Shelli Kuhlmann, Mankato; Daisy Volker and Tuff O'Conner, Beloit: Jessica Barnes. Brynlee and Greg Manning, Cody, Renita, Mattie and Belle Volker, Weston Wagner, Ranae and Katie Jacobs. Christmas guests of Larry and Shirley Mclglains were Gary McMains, Hebron; Lisa Hornbussel. Tyler Cummings, Nate, Tessa, Mason, Max, and Morgan McMains and Tessa's brothers, Bradley and Levi. Berniece Harris accompanied Jim and Michel Harris to Beloit to the home of the Morgan Harris family on Chrit mas. Margaret and Jim Duffey, Belleville: Steffen Barnes. Hastings; Corie Barnes and Austin Manch- day party with singing, scripture, read- Christmas Eve guests of Berniece anthasouk. Red Cloud; Cliff and ings, meditations, lots of candles and Harris were Jim and Michel Harris, Glenny Barnes. were Christmas guests prayers. At the closing everyone sang Jerry Harris, Mike Harris, Guthrie and of David and Lori Barn es. Smith Cen- "Happy Brithday Jesus." He is the rea- Nolan Harris and Adam Harris. ter. , . son for theseasoncBihda,Y, cake was .... Joining in a Christmas Eve gather ....... :i ".Monday visits,of Marion- and and make it smell sweet like caramel.Livestock usually do like this hay But, according to Anderson, the chemical reaction does make Some of the protein indigestible. Anderson went onto say tests for crude protein cannot distinguish between regular crude pro- tein and heat-damaged protein., The result, the test may show more usable protein than is actually there. Ander- son suggests when heat-damaged pro- tein is suspected request your lab do a chemical analysis for heat-damaged protein. Then use this test to correctly adjust the amount of crude protein your forage actually Will provide. Garden Catalogs are arriving While its cold outside, gardeners dream of spring and perhaps order a few plants and seeds. Looking through these catalogs can tempt almost any- one except those with severe agora- phobia to at least dream about a gar- den. One of the tactics a couple of the companies are using is with a $50 order they have a $25 coupon cutting the price in half. This would seem to indicate the regular mtai,l price is a little high. The coupon certainlymakes their pnces more reasonable but. un- less you are planting a.cflup!e of. trees, few hobby gardener ,need i.hat'mlic.h seed. At the least get together'w'ith your gardening friendsand pool your orders and even split packOts of seed. hills of zucchini does one garden need? The coupons expire long before gardening season_ so. there is pressure to order soon. February is still early for 19cking in gardening decisions. Another problem; eyes bigger than space, time ind'labor. Often more satisfactibn can be gained from a small well cared for gardenthan a large plot in constant need of weed- ing, watering and spraying(hobby vs. job). A second issue is climate and growing season. Post Rock is in Z0ne 5 forperenni- als. The lower the number tiae'10wer the winter temperature a plant can sur- vive. With small variations Within the Post Rock District there is a. realistic growing season of 120 days (mid May to mid September). Plants that don' t fit may grow, but are in6t dependable. Even some Zone 5 plants have "issues. Many apricot trees are rated Zone 5 and indeed grow well andlook nice. But, this is Kansas; apricots blobm early, couple that with late freezes and expect apricots one or two years out of 10. Do not confuse  plant hardiness with reliability of yield. K-State publi- cations "Recommended Vegetable Va- rieties and Small and Tree Fi-uit Cul- tivars" provide rec0mmendationsTor choosing fruit or vegetables based on productivity and adaptability. Next determine what will be utilized., Most garden produce is uti.lized at home. There is little point in .plaoting egg- plant if no one in your family will eat them. That doesn't prohibit ]?!anting for fun. I plant habanero peppers each year• One or two of these orange pep- pers add sufficient fire to gallons of salsa, but I like to grow them Fold down the pages and mark the desired plants, but before filling out the order form. look realistically at your re- sources and needs and then combine your order with a friend. Jewell County news available on the internet at www:jewellcountynewspapers.com OFFICE SUP-PLiES • J=w=;; " - E Main SI Mankatc,, Kan.. 785476-319" ' i1" i served to everyone by the Osts. It was also good to have Mary Modlin and part of her family with us. Berniece Harris accompanied Jim and Michel Harris to Saline on Dec. 18 where they were guests in the home of Elliott and Jennifer Harris and family. Wyatt and Jennifer Harris and family were also visitors. Tuesday evening, Cliff and Glenny Barnes were supper guests of Darin, Amanda, LanCe and Lilly Barnes, Red Cloud. Later they attended the Red Cloud Elementary School Christmas program• Marjorie Suchsland, McPherson, formerly a resident of Burr Oak, died Thursday. Her funeral was held Tues- day at McPherson, with burial in the Burr Oak cemetery on Wednesday morning. Haley and Derek Weik, Zephyr Cove, Nov., came Thursday to stay several days visiting Haley's family in the area. They were house guests of Walt and Peggy Wilon Brian and Jeanette Howard, Kevin and Jamie Howard, Melinda Howard, Cale Cowart and Bill Taylor all of Edmond, Okla.. Rodney and Barb Howard, Denise ond Bruce Stafford. and Cori Gunn were all guests of Wanda Howard for a Christmas dinner Satur- day in the Christian Church basement. Later the family gathered at Wanda' s home for visiting and a gift exchange. Michael Belden, Chapman and Chris Belden, Salina. were weekend guests of David. Alice and Jeff Beldeh. Nancy McCorkle was a Sunday guest. Glenn Figgins and Twila Morris Thank You h Thank you all for taking good care of me. Leon [[ Hughes and nurses, the ambulance crew, Pine [[ Haven friends, St. Theresa for Meals On Wheels, "ll food from friends, cards and prayers. Thanks again I[ II for all your care and concern. II II Martha and Howard Herrmann (, From the Family of Maxine Terrill To all those who reached out to us at our time of sorrow, by card or in person, your thoughtfulness was most greaflyappreciated. Special thanks to Pastor Watters and all the folks at Olive Hill Church (ladies - the cookies were awesome). We also wish to thank Megrue-Price Funeral home for all the special details. Our mother and friend will be greatly missed by many. Diane Nelson Celeste Nelson ! Patricia Jones ing at the home of Marcella Ost were Lisa Dethloff. Barbara, Colby and David Jones, Olathe; Merci. Mike, Megan. Heidi and Joe Stegman, Wash- ington; Kevin, Nikki and Meili Ost. Mankato; Lavon and Judy Ost. Advent worship service at the Chris- tian Church Sunday was led by Cliff and Glenny Barnes. Richard Cox's messasge for the morning was from Luke 2 : 1-20. This passage of scripture tells of the birth of Jesus. Celebrating the meaning of Christmas is not some- thing we only do in December, but should do all year long. The Christmas story is one of the great miracles of all time. At Christmas time. we some- times are like the Inn in the story of Jesus' birth...we have no room for Him. To celebrate Christmas all year long we need to tell Jesus we love him. sing songs of praise and invite him in to the guest room of our lives. Visitors Sun- day were Haley and Derek Weik. Wanda, Belden were Steve. Connie Jacob and Josh Belden. Wichita Cliffand Glenny Barnes were Mon- day lunch guests of Cheryl Hillman. Post Rock Answers By Scott Chapman, Post Rock Extension Post Rock agricultural agent Mankato office hours 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 29, Jan. 6,13 and 20. Deadline to register for Soil Fertility Workshop in Sylvan Grove is Jan 5. I had alJalfa heat this summer and turned tobacco brown. Cows like it. but is it still good? Bruce Anderson. extension forage specialist with the University of Ne- braska addressed this recently in his weekly Hay and F&age Minute. He pointed out that hay baled too wet can get excessively hot and cause chemi- cal reactions to occur. These chemical reactions and the heat darken forage Special Hours Saturday, Dec. 31 • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. only! CLOSED SUNDAY, JAN. 1 Happy New Years! BOB'S INN..0 HUNT BROTHERS PIZZA 119 E. Jefferson, Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3201 i LIMIT&'7) TIME ONLY./ Two Pizzas, Double Cheese, Any Toppings - One Low Price 2 for BOB'S INN00. HUNT BROTHERS'PIZZA 119 E. Jefferson, Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3201 Bob's Inn SUNDAY (PIZZA ONLY) • 11 a.m.-8 p.m. TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY • 11 a.m.-10 p.m. p, FRIDAY & SATURDAY ° 11 a.m.-11 p.m. .= • Daily Specials Tuesday ................................... Ham and Beans Wednesday ......................... Pan-Fried Chicken or Hunt Brothers pizza (s8= each) Thursday " Roast Beef Dinner or Hot Beef Sandwich Friday ......................... Beef and Noodle Dinner bh,.__ Saturday .......................................... Taco Salad YYeleont  Terry and Irene Ortman, Owners 119 E. Jefferson, Mankato, Kan. ® 785-378-3201 BJhole Hog Sausage and Pancake feed: i1 . r: ,: :, Sunday, Jan,8 ..... ./.#,",;'..... Meat 0 a.m. b 2 p,.m, m Jewell Community Center : (- ,\\; Sponsored by Jewell Americanlegion'.#72 :- \\;1 Funds used/or Cadet Law, .Boys State, --) Scholarships and Veterans programs MANKATO CHAMBER ANNUAL MEETING Tuesday, Jan. 3 6 p.m. Buffalo Roam Steakhouse Mankato, Kan. ENTERTAINMENT BY M&M SISTERS Need not be a chamber member to attend NO RSVP REQUIRED m m If you have questions, call Monica 785"378-3930 NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY Saturday, Dec. 31 Dance to the music of Ed Bridwell Beer from 8 p.m. to 12 Midnight: o Specials FREE Snacks and Party Favors Come Join us to Ring in the New Year!, Sam's Place Esbon, Kan.