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3OUNTYRECORD Thursday, April 10, 2003 llg ,x,.....o, Record Classifieds ,~ Phone 402-879-3291 or 785-378-3191 ah~ ~ S~Ve or come in to 148 E. Third in Superior or 111 E. Main in Mankato to place your ad ALL MAKES and mod- ;Of furnaces and air conditioners. TV and Appliance 402-879- 10-11-tic of Superior Country Club. 10-2-tfc PROBLEMS? Call Maruhn at Red Cloud for wells, pump repair, water line service, 402-746-3373. 10-35-tfc SEPTIC tank pumping. rest rooms.available. Bin- live bacteria. Republic, Kan. 1- 10-23-tfc RESIDENTIAL, commercial Moeller Electric, Byron, 402- 10-14-tfc ANGUS, 2-year olds yearling bulls, popular AI sires. sAngus-Mike Overleese, Riverton ~., 402-746-3240 or work at 402- 12-14-4c ONE Polled Hereford for sale. Coming two-year-olds. complete performance data and contact us for our 2003 Pri- Treaty Sale Catalog. Joe and Brockman, R.R. 1 Box 555, Neb., 68978, 402-756- 12-10-tfc YEARLING Angus Performance records EPD, sired. Delivery April 1. Parr Red Cloud. Call 402-746- cellular, 402-746-4528. 12-5-tfc ANGUS and Red Angus Complete performance infor- E P Ds. Eve ry calf A. I. sired. Genetics, 402-257-2200. goldrushgenetics.com 12-5-16c JS BULLS-tested, data, choice, Angus, 785-647-6741. 12-36-tfc Iy horses. Gordon Murray, Phone 785-378-3723. 12-15-tfc SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 10:30 a.m., selling house, household goods and car at 1121 Idaho for Doris Davison Estate. Mikkelsen Real Estate and Auction in charge. 14-11-7p MONDAY, APRIL 28, 5:30 p.m., sell- ing house and household items for Mrs. Ercell Burgess at 348 E. 4th St., Superior, Neb. Mikkelsen Auction and Real Estate in charge. 14-14-4p 15-Opportunities BIG O TIRES, No. 1 rated tire fran- chise system. Franchised opportuni- ties available in your area. Minimum investment, $100,000 liquid. 800-622- 2446, www.bigotires.com 15-15-3p SWIMSUIT SEASON is coming! Lose up to 30 pounds in the next 30 days! Call 888-395-5771. 15-14-4p INCREASE YOUR income! Control your hours! Home-based business! Full training, Free booklet. Yourwebsite.com or call 888-542- 1351. 15-14-4p SNAP-ON Tool route for sale. 402- 364-2424. 15-14-2p NEED EXTRA income? Avon needs you! Give a brochure to people you see and know. 308-995-4923. 15-13-4c HOME-BASED business opportunity! Put your computer to work. Step-by- step training. Part-time or full-time. Free information. 800-260-8952 or on web site at www.epath2cash.net. IMMEDIATE CASH for structured settlements, annuities real estate notes, private mortgage notes, acci- dent cases, and insurance payouts. 800-794-7310. SAVE YOUR credit. No loan needed. No credit counselors. Easy to use system. Free information. Write to Credit Savers, Box 2245, Sioux Falls, SD 57101. STUDENT DRIVERS needed imme- diately. CDL training available through USTDS in Denver, Colo. Financing, transportation, housing and tuition re- imbursement available. Call Carmen 866-268-7854 for details. Calendar DAY, APRIL 12, 10:30 a.m., goods, glassware, shop items and Lawson for Ed Wharton at 852 N. Superior. Mikkelsen and Auction in charge. 14-11-5p April 23, 1:30 p.m, at basement, selling County land located les one mile east and Superior on Webber Mikkelsen Real and Auction in Charge. 14-12-5p APRIL 26, selling real at 9:30 a.m. in Guide Rock, personal property at 11 and Mrs. Randy Wulf and From Guide Rock-one mile ), six ~ile South or, from miles north (south of 1-36 and 14, 8 miles south. Montgomery and Realty in charge. 14-11-7p 16-Misc. For Sale WOOD PALLETS to give away. The Superior Express. 16-15-2p NEW AND used sewing machines. sergers, vacs, microwaves, washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, dish- washers and more. One day only, clean out sale, Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Patty's Appliance, 242 W. 2nd, Hastings, Neb. 16-15-1c SILK ARRA!tlGEMENTS, wreaths, swags, bird hbuses-ready for spring. Price's Produce and Pumpkin Patch, 402-879-3340. 16-15- lc GAS WATER heater, 40-gallon, 402- 746-2485. 6-14-3c NTERNET ACCESS from ~;12.95 a month. In Jewell contact Pierce Elec- tronics 785-428-3601 or call 1-800- 864-4400 for a local agent. 16-10-tfc ATTENTION CATTLEMEN: stock salt for sale, 50 pound bags. 402-879- 3770. 16-49-tfc SALT DELIVERY: All brands of soft- eners. Culligan, 800-544-9092. 16-2-tfc BLANK GIFT certificates useful for any business, now available at The Superior Express. 16-40-tfp PRE-SPACED vinyl letters make sign making a snap. Have yours cus- tom made by Superior Publishing Co., phone 402-879-3291. We also make signs and letter trucks. 16-12-tfp OFFICE SUPPLIES in stock or will special order. Superior Publishing Company. 16-20-tfp TREES!!! 1,800 Colorado Blue Spruce, Black Hills Spruce, Ponde- rosa, Austrian and Scotch Pines. Also, Oaks, Maples, Green Ash, American Linden (three to five years old). 402-843-2147. ALL STEEL buildings! Straight-wall and Arch. Factory-direct. $200 to $500 below any bid or we'll send you a check for $20~. 800-973-3366 or visit our web site, www. premiersteel.org. ALFALFA HAY Large round bales Small square bales, Bruning Farms LLC, 402-353-4165. 21,10-4c PREMIUM, BIG round alfalfa bales Call 402-879-4881. 21.14-tfc ALFALFA SEED for sale. Lyle Schroer. 402-756-7020. 21-8-13c 21-Feed and Seed 950 TONS IRRIGATED corn silage for sale. Located in south central Ne- braska. 308-928-2274 or 308-991- 5139. 22-Vehiles 1985 Dodge, full-size van. no rust, 54,000 miles, very nice; 1984 Ford Crown Victoria car, good tires; 1966 Chevrolet truck, 15 1/2-foot box, new paint, no rust, 32,000 miles; 1978 J.D. 6600 combine, 2100 hours, new tires;.Glenn Andreasen, 785-378- 3874. 22-15-3p 1997 GMC-SLT, extended cab, 3rd door; 4x4 leather, 56,000 miles, ex- cellent condition. 402-226-3441. 22-14-2c HOSKINS AUTO SALES DRIVE A LITTLE AND SAVE A LOT Highway 6, Hastings Ave. Hastings, Neb. Phone 402-463-1466 Phone 402-743-2255 22-10-tic STEEL BUILDINGS. No high pres--. - .............................. sure sales. Order now! Spring deliv- 22-Vehicles ery. 24x36x10-$4,999; 30x40x10- _ $5,595;30x50x12-$6,675;40x60x14- TRAILERS-200 IN stock! Car haul-- $9,275. Call about other sizes, 866- 875-8790. t STEEL ROOFING and building ma- terials. Galvanized steel starting at $32 per square, pain,ted at $d2,,,,C,,,~ for catalog. Western Metal. In Kan- sas, call Hays at 800-770-2725 or Louisburg at 800-489-4100, State- wide delivery available. HANDICAPPED-ACCESSIBLE homes and extra additions. Menke and Associates. a Wardcraft dealer specializing in custom built acces- sible houses. Tax credits may be avail- able. 800-383-9090. 18-Household Goods DISCOVER WONDERS of waterless coo kware-stopped doing dinner par- ties! Beautiful, 17-piece, 7-ply surgi- cal stainless steel sets left! Lifetime warranty! Were $2,000, now $695! First sey,~ri call~,rs buy set for 1963 price of $368! 4bth anniversary! 1- 800-434-4628! 18-15-2p 3151. 21-14-2p HOSPITAL BED for sale. Motorized, - ............................. all positions, includes mattress and QUALITY SEED oats for forage or side rails. Call 402-879-4604 eve- grain. Nupride RR soybeans. nings and weekends or leave ames- Maschmann Mills, 402-365-4369. sage. 16-13-tfp 21-13-3c GET-A-TAN now has Sugar Shack Candles and candle warmers. Tan seven days a week, 785-378-3802, Mankato, Kan. 16-10-tfc REGISIXRED BUIIS FOR SALE ors, goosenecks, dumpers, enclosed cargo and motorcycle at Trailer Town of Wichita, 800-394-5013. _ -" 23-Recreational ---- 1990 STARCRAFT SEL 161, 3-liter Mercruiser, 234 hours, always shedded, red and White like new. 785-556-9695-after 6 p.m. 23-15-1 p 1985 RANGER, 350-V, 150 H.P. Mercury G.P.S. and autopilot, Six graphs and two flashers. A must see! Everything works! 402-225-2511. 23-14-2p M K/~WASAKt BELOW COST eanstreak, $8,995, MSRP $10,099 Garbers 402-729-2294 23-15-1c HONDA CBR954-$8,799 HONDA PERFORMANCE FIRST! Garbers 402-729-2294 23;-1S-tc 1975, 15-FOOT, Glastron boat with trailer and 70 HP outboard motor, ................................. $1,600, 402-279-2705. 21-Feed and Seed WE BUY damaged grain and feed products. Grain Vac available, also gram bin clean-up work. 316-640- 3203. 21-15-8p 33 BIG ROUND prairie hay bales and 12 big round alfalfa bales. 402-226- 23-13-4p We Print Caps Superior Publishing Co. 402-879-3291 Top AI Sires-Many Select ET Bulls 15-18 Months of Age-Private Treaty r Tested. Bulls Are In Optimal Breeding Condition. by a Proven Cow Herd Resulting From 33 Years of AI a Commitment to Superior Maternal and Carcass Traits. Bulls that will Build a Quality Cow Herd Call Dr. Sam McDowell at (785)389-1941 or Carrin McDowell at (785) 389-1201 (=OMPLETE EXHAUST 'STEM INSTALLATION of Deshler, Neb., is now accepting applications for a part-time Medication Aide. 40-hour Med Aide certification required. For more information, call Judy or Mary FOR SALE 2-yearolds and Yearling bulls Are "frame creep" and "muscle leak" robbing your profits? We have the unique genetics to - ~--~'reel you~ pi-oL, ler,~5! These are grass developed cattle. We also have open yearling heifers for sale (never fed grain). Call Coyote Creek Ranch For your start on sustai~table beef production 1402) 365-7237 785 7.r 1 Vehicle of the Week 1995 Chevrolet Extended Cab, 2-wheel drive, Sitverado. V-8. automat=c, loaded, bucket seats, 90.000 miles. Extra nice condition! /Ik_llnc, ii H,7, A5OOut II o. * ,=o ,.,. a y e so S a I e s Jeff~Y, Owner II Superior, Neb. - (402) 879-4439 "II 33 East Third * Superior, Neb. 402-879-3559 i Todd * 402-879-3860 Calvin 402-879-3138 Central National Bank Mortgage Loan Servicing Document Clerk FOR SALE Black Simmental Bulls "Yearlings, 2-year olds and two mature herd bulls. Bred for calving ease, disposition and superior growth. Add pounds to your weaning and yearling calves: Fertility tested and vaccinated s Black Simmentals Kan.. 374-4550 Due to growth within our Mortgage Servicing Center Central National Bank is seeking applica- tions for a Mortgage Loan Servicing document Clerk at our Sul:~ri0r, Nab., facility. We offer a competitive wage commensurate with experience and an outstanding benefit package to include: health, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, 401K, employee stock ownership plan and paid holidays and leave. Mortgage Loan Servicing Document Clerk: This position requires excellent oral and ~n communication skills, ability to work well under time deadlines and be flexible, working,knowl~ of Microsoft Office product and willingness to learnall aspects of ReafEstate lending. Duties ind., but are not limited to, the following: Notifying Originators and Correspondent banks for required final documents, tract and monitor final documents for completeness anda~;uracy, verify final document conditions have been met for all loans originated and purchased, complete assignments for all loans sold, submit FHA and VA packets for endorsement and provides baok,~ support for loan b0okingand clerical areas. To apply: Please stop by our Mortgage servidng Center in the lower level of our bank at 41.1N. National, Superior, Neb., to complete an application or send reslg~ and wrilten request fm an application packet; Central National Bank, Attn.: HR Dept. (45MLSIX;), P.O. Box 1029. JunctlonAy, Kan., 66441 Central National Bank ls an Equal OppoduNtY Employer i 24-Real Estate 320 ACRES, EAST of Esbon, 245 ~'1~.~ ~.= ,'1 ~w; ,t~'~ acres cropland, balance gras~on a .~.,I IIJ.II. II, lt.,ll.(gt.ll, l~ good road. Call Raymond Bott'l~atty ~ and Auction, WashingtOn, Kan., web-_ .... site: bottrealtyauction.com, 785-325- ,L;oroiln .-qLnareasen, 2734. 24-14-eow4c Corbin Nathaniel Andreasen. in- SUPERIOR ACREAGE/with three ' rant son of Rory and Autumn (Sand- houses for sale. Call 785-647-5991 ors) Andreasen. Superior. 'was still- or 785-647-6741 alter dark, 36 Thank you THANK YOU for the cards, calls, gifts, flowers and prayers. They all are ap- preciated. Inn Rightmeier. 36-15-1p I WANT to thank Drs, Blecha and Leibel and the hospital staff for the good care; my relatives and friends for cards, calls, visits and gifts. All was appreciated. Connie Swihart. I WOULD like to thank my son, Steve, the Brants and the Roes and all the Baptist church members who helped me move. It was all very much appre- ciated. 36-15-1 p THE FAMILY of Bill Sholtz wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the Blue Hill Care Center and staff, Franklin County Hospital and staff; to our friends and relatives who were so kind and helpful to us in our sorrow. A special thanks to Pastor Les Warner for his calls and the special services; and to the Baptist ladies and friends for serving lunch after the services. Thanks, also, to everyone for cards, flowers, food and memorials. Barb S holtz, Randy and Delcie Garvin, Kern and Darcie Porter, Keith and Kyta Ely, Shirley Gleason and.families. 36-15-1c THE FAMILY of Roy Biltoft would like to thank the Clay Center ambulance drivers, Dr. Johnson and the Aurora nursing staff and the Nelson Good Samaritan nursing staff for the excel- lent care Roy received. We would alsolike to thank Pastor Sellers for his visits to the Aurora hospital and the Nelson Good Samaritan Care Cen- ter. Thank you, friends, neighbors and relatives for the visits, cards, flow- ers, food and prayers. 36-15-1c Courtland choir presents cantata The Courtland Community Choir will present the Easter Cantata, "The W~tness on Sunday, and Wednesday at 7 p.m., at the Courtland United Meth- odist Church. Several members of the choir will reprise their roles from the original presentation of this musical given in Courtland in 1987. "The Witness" is a soft rock dra- matic interpretation that follows the life, death and resurrection of Jesus as seen through the eyes of His Gospel companions. The cantata is under the direction of Mary Jo and Gall Anne Aurand, and has members represent, ing the following area churches: Ada born Thursday at Mary Lanning Me- morial Hospital, Hastings. Services we,'e Monday at The Church of Christ, Superior, with the Rev. Jim Stark officiating. Burial was in Nelson Cemetery. Megrue-Price Funeral Home in S uperior was in charge of arrangements. Survivors are his parents', one sis- ter, Haley, Superior; grandparents. Rick and Carol Andreasen. Superior. and Steve and Candice Sanders. Nelson: great-grandparents, Glenn and Betty Andreasen. Mankato. John and Cloma Corman. Oak. Junior Glasson. Nelson. Los and Erma Wilson. Ulysses. and John and Tammi Overton. Hardy; and great-great-grandparents. Dottle Huggins, Beaver City and Karen Sheldon, Hardy. He was preceded in death by a great- grandmother. Shirley Glasson. Sharon Garton Sharon Louise (Smith) Garton. 6,8, died Thursday at Superior Good Sa- maritan Center. She was born Nov 13, 1934, in Su perior to LeRoy and Eliza- beth (Bruce) Smith. She was the sixth of seven children born to this umon. Survivors include 10 children: six daughters. Mrs. Duane File (Mary), Bradshaw, Nob.. Mrs. Curt Drake (Julie), Superior: Sheryl Garton. Man- kate; Carrie Pavelka. Hastings; Mrs. Dean Barngrover (Michele), Utica; and Joy Garton. Geneva: four sons: Ray- mond, Moffat. Texas: Ken. Millbrd. Neb.; Leslie York: Patrick, Dayton, Texas; 28 grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren; one sister, Winnifred Ahrens. Hutchinson: and three broth- ers. Kenyard Smith. Billings, Mr,; Duane Smith, San Angelo. Texas: Danny Smith, Sterling, Colo. She has preceded in death by her "parents, a sister. Shirley Higer and a brother. Elvin (Smitty) Smith. She was a residenl of the Good Samaritan Center. since Jan. I 1. 2000. Services were held Monday at the Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Superior. The Rev. Dorthea Fairbanks officiated. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Superior. Velma Louder VelmaAlice Louder, 88, died April 2 at Mitchell County Hospital, Bcloit. She was Ix)rn Aug. 13. 1914. in Barnard. the daughter of AI and Lula Wright. Velma attended school with her brothers and sisters in the Barnard area, graduating from the eighth grade in 1930. L Luthe~a/I Church;E(~ng Waters Faro ..... On Jam 3D, 1932., 3,/elma married ily ChurchT-etrG,-i~mt Church and GtenLouder. They resided andworked United Methodist Church, Courtland; on the Weer Ranch at Barnard until Wesleyan Church and Christian Ch urch, Belleville; and Scandia United Methodist Church. KDOT takes bids next week The Kansas Department of Trans- rx)rtation will take bids April 16 in Topeka for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The local projects in District Two- North Central include Jewell - K- 148 from the junction of K-28 east to the JewelI-Republic county line, seven miles, joint repair. Republic - K- 148, tom the JewelI-Republic county line east to the Republic-Washington County line, 32. ! miles, ,~oint repair. they had saved enough money to buy a hundred acre farm northwest of Burr Oak where she worked with her hus- band in the farm operation and work in town for nine years. Her hobbies included raising flow- ers and a garden and cooking. In 1980 Velma and Glen retired, sold the farm and moved to Beloit to he closer to family. Glenn died in February 1993 and Velma movedto Osborne then to Smith Center to live near granddaughter, S u- san. In 2000 Velma's health began to decline and she moved to Hilltop Lodge in Beloit. Besides her husband, Velma was Jewell County Memories 100 Years Ago Many new phones were being put m all over the county. The Roy. D. Swartz purchased the S.E. Hill farm and the adjoining farm owned by FH. Lightfoot. The price of the half section was $7,200. Markets: wheat, 58 cents; corn, 38 cents; hogs, $6.65; butter, 12 cents; eggs, 11 cents; potatoes 40 cents. Alex Saulisbury and Miss Edith Miller were married. The country was in full fruit bloom. 80 Years Ago Mrs. Fred Brinkworth was burned to death at Mankato when a pan of gasoline in which she was washing a skirt caught fire. In trying to rescue his wi fe. Mr. Brinkworth was also severely burned about the hands, face and other portions of his body. A washhouse in which the accident occurred was de- stroyed. Mr. and Mrs. Brinkworth were doing the family washing as usual," but when Mr. Brinkworth left for a moment to get a bucket full of water outside, he heard his wifg scream. When neighbors arrived, Mrs. Brinkworth was dead and Mr. Brinkworth's clothes were on fire. Mrs. Brinkworth was Lillian Alderson of Formoso and Mr. Brinkworth is the oldest son of Herb B rinkworth of Ionia. They have one daughter, Lucille, 13. Both Randall and Ionia were laying plans for new high school buildings. The Athens community was plan- ning a banquet to honor the high school basketball team who won first in the .county tournament. 60 Years Ago John Doxon, Formoso, was e~m- missioned a second lieutenant in the Army at Fort Bei#oir,:V~, Jeweti City was planting 35 trees this spring in the city park, along the parking of the C.LC. lots and on lots of the old hotel building. The Farmers State Bank at Scottsville was placed in voluntary liq- uidation. The bank was organized tune 30. 1929. Mrs. TOm Lovewell was gaining slowly at the Norton sanitarium and expects to come home early summer, She is a victim of Addison's disease. High winds put phone lines out of commtssion and the clouds of dust reminded us of 1934 and '35. A good shower would be acceptable. A former teacher at Mankato High School, Lieutenant Phil Gould, was killed in an airplane accident. The accident occurred in the Middle East. The conference trustees of the Evan- gelical Church were offering the Cal- vary Church, Iocatedone mile east and ffmr miles south of Moatrose, h)r sale by sealed bids. 40 Years Ago A total of 301 ballots were cast in the Mankato City Election. Esbon Senior Class presented the class play, "Moonshine and Honey- suckle." Wi nners i n the JewellCounty S peil- ins Contest are listed: HigWschool - first, Judy Nulty, Jewell; second, Donna Logan, Montrose; third, Sherry Fear- ing. Eighth grade - first Linda Louder, Mankato; second, Eric Aspegren,Burr Oak; third, Nela Huntsinger, Mankato. Seventh grade - first. Lindell Wood. Dist. 135; second, Barbara Saint, Jew- ell; third. Jeanette Grout, Mankato. Sixth grade - first, Terry Crum, Montrose: second. Dallas Yetter, Burr Oak; third. Patricia Goodwin. Jewell. Fifth grade, first, Patty Nobel; sec- ond. Jerry Blackstone, Bun'Oak;third, Mike Dempsey, MOntrose. Fourth grade, - first, Donna Clegg, Mankato; second, Patricia Cady, Mankato; third, Jan Crum, Montrose. Third grade - first, Keith Roe, Mankato; second, Andrea Newell. Mankato; third, Dixie Pettit, Oak Creek. Second grade, first, Eric Nelson, Montrose: second, Jeffry Lungren, Montrose: third, Henry smith, Montrose. Lewis Hardware, Burr Oak, adver- tised: stock tanks, average size, hog feeders, grain augers, barb wire, 'wrenches, hammers, tarps; Huffy power mowers, chains of all sizes, ,Scoops, fishjng,equipmem, paint and ladders. i preceded in death by a'~t~ndson. Gary McCorkle; brothers, Jess and Ross: sisters, Ruth, Alma, Minnie and Norma. Survivors include a daughter. Edna, Osborne; a granddaughter and three great-grandchi Idren. Services were April 4 at Harrison Funeral Home wil h the Rev. Dan Davis officiating. Burial was in the Mile Cemetery, Barnard. Harrison-l)cnckc Funeral Home was in charge of ar- rangernents. Velva Wesselowski Velva May Wcsselowski, 88. Jew- ell. died March 31 at Mitchell county Hospital. Beloit. She was tl,}e daughter of Henry and Elda Baldwin Peterson. born Oct. 14. 1914, in the Star Community of Jewell County, Kan. Alter graduating fiom Jewell tligh School in 1932. Velva took Normal Training at Emporia State College and taught country school for five )ears, She married Adoiph Wcssclowski on June 1, 1937. Adolph died in Sep- tember 1950. and Vclva ran the DX Service Station and Gamble's Store m Jewell with the help of her sons and her father until 1967. Velva was the Jewell City.treasurer for a few years and worked at the Tastee Freeze for 17 years. She wa~, also the chart changer for the Gas Ser- vice Company /'or 44 )e~s and wa~ active in the Jewell Christian Church attd the Rebckah Lodge. Survivors include two sons. Adolph Eugene. Kansas Cit.,,. andEric Stcvcn_ Kansas City, Mo.: two grandchiklrcn: and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband. Velva was preceded in death by her f;arents: a brother, Norris Peters(m; a s~stcr, Ruby Vance: and an infaut sister. Twyla. Services were April 3 at First Chris- tian Cllurch. Jewcll. with Pdstor Dan Daniels officiating. Interment was m Jewell Cemetery. Arrangements were by McDonald-Roberts Funeral Service. Beloit OCCK Inc. expands facility A new c(.)nslruc|lOll prolec| for OCCK Inc., Beloil. is m)w m progress. A 4.225 square loot additiot~ ~ill he added to the existing fac=lity a| 501 West 7th. Ground breaking forthe addition L', at 10 a.m. April 17. The public is invited to participate in the brief cer- emony with refreshmenls It) follow al the site. The addition is being added to a facility deeded to OCCK. Inc. last year by the Mitchell County Association fi)r Retarded Citizens. OCCK has USCt.J the, building foren~ployn~clu and inde- pendent living training for more than 27 years. Included in the building expansion will be space for an assisiti ve technof ogy center where anyone in the area can come to try adapted computers and a wide range t)f independent living devises to make everyday tasks easier to do. New restrooms will be built thai will include overhead lifts to make transferring caster and safe for people who use wheelchairs. "'We're excited ahou| getlmg con- struction trader way," said Steve Giebcr. Employment Services Direc- tor. "'This will give ns a Iol more space to do the things wc need t~) dr). Wc hope to be able to cxpand Ihe kinds of work available to people, as wel L" 20 Years Agn Deb Alexander opened CPA ellice in Mankato. Her office is h)ca|cd in her home at 415 N. West St. The First National Bank. Mankato held an open house in obserw.mce of the 100th anniversary. Richard Diamond. recumbent Man- kate mayor, won the election wilh 285 votes, defeating Sarah Badger. Fourteen riders from Glen Elder. Beloit, Jewcll. Burr Oak. Esbon and Ionia held a trail ride. Ron Johar]ek was the leader. One of the paslurcs traveled was one belol~t,illg~ It) Eva, Colson. A bonfire was made at the rock quarry where a picmc supper was served. Ron Brooksopcncd a uew business in Mankato. Han-D-Man Small En- gine Repair, 10 Years Ago Vying for Young Woman of the Year title were Ky Opling; r. Marcia Gillett, Holly Larison. Javenia Pc|or.,, and Kri stin Ruthstrom. Mankato weather: high, March 30. 72: low, April 2. 20. Moisture for week 1.65 inches: h)r year 6. I I inches. Burr Oak Weather. Prccipi|al~()n for week 1.56 inches, li)r March. 2.26 inches; for year, 6.09 inches. High, 71 : I,ow. 19. Samantha Jean Motis born. Marchl I to Rhonda and Matt Motis, Lake Wales, Fla. White Rock Sch col to Imve break- fast at school in the fall of 1993. One Year Ago Carla Waugh. Jewell County Clerk. celebrated her 40th birthday Monday. Jewell weather: last week, 1.3 inches snow; total l.or March, 2.60 inches snow; total for year. 21 inches snow. Birth: David and Peggy Jolmson, a daughter, Abigail Ann Clay Cosand and Joseph Bauman placed in the Kids Wrestling Tourna- ment of Champions in Junction City. Colin Loomis placed second at the KansasState Wrestling Tournamcm. Zach Eaton captured fourth place and Kale Newcll. fifth place.