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May 12, 1993

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well unty A Publication of Belolt Newspapers, Inc. Ks. (USPS 274-940) Official County Newspaper Wednesday, May 12, 1993 - 24 pages - 50 cents Stephens is 1993 Nurse of the Year meeting eye-opener rural America? Can .~ railroad ties, tele- bridges, guard rafts, plc- inter- similar to ]egos, and Imaginable? Could be. in the Mankato High added was dis- Xylan Inc.. told R would be possible for to sell their agricultural to stay in the fanning the same time keep- out of the landfills. is patented by Xylan, By combining wheat , newspaper, prairie grass, With recycled plastics, the widely. The unique and mechanical the steam explosion of straw) which pro- to the melting entan- By using more to the maintain equal I and dlmen- allowing for nailing, sta- in construc- and exterior concern, c where is desired, more particles can be util- |be varied to produce The production of become a secon- dary production goal using the process at some plants. The process can also make a substance that will clean up oil spills in seconds, at the cost of less than a dollar to every gallon of spilled oil. Another product is high-fiber food for human consumption. The fiber is natu- ral, fluffy, pure, and vaxiable in color to be added to baked products without changing their texture, taste, and color. By changing the process a little more, the product becomes ruminant live- stock feed. On top of all of this the process can make such products as boards, cartons, furniture, low-cost housing, insulation, panels, sporting goods equipment, signs, and toys. The meeting was intended to recruit people who would be interested in in- vesting in the plant, working at the plant, managing the plant, or selling straw to the plant. The straw would be sold to the plant on a contract basis, so that everyone involved would own part of the company. The investors would have 55%, managers/workers 25%, and farmers 20%. Tyson said, "Since every- one owns part, everyone works harder." The plant would produce over a thousand feet of lumber from one ton of straw and 700 pounds of plastic and- would use four tons of straw per hour. That is approximately eight big round bales. The plant would produce three semi-10ads of lumber a day, hence the plant would also needing trucking serv- ices. "If it is made out of wocxi today, we can make it. If it is made out of metal today, ~ve have a good chance at it," Wson ~id. es Clothing ng its doors James. owners of are having a going out ~ktle and will close their 43 years of business. :ore in 1950 and doors temporarily Since reopen- store, primarily a mens store, has served the and surrounding been a brand that :e the store's open- Other well-known brands. Lee, Janzen. to name a their well-stocked shelves. g store has spent the major there and his wife. Betty, has been in charge of the Jewell store. "i~j, have sold their Belolt store at 115 S. Mill. Beloit. to long-time em- ployce Rex Waggoner and his wife. Pat. They will continue to be involved in the Mill Street Emporium. a store which they purchased a few years ago in Be- lolt. Semi-annual sales at James Cloth- ing became a legend in Jewell and also, later in Beloit. The streets Would be filled with prospective customers on sale day, who would rush to certain areas of the store to find specific items when the door opened. The Jewell community Joins together in wishing the James pleasant days in semi-retirement, though all will miss the store. damaged by fire Data and by fire Monday morn- discovered by Bob hired man. He was as he tried to re, f~m the home and waa h~ by ainbu~ce. not home when the ami~had net been it was thought they from Jewell, Mankato, and FEsb~ and ~qghbors re- sponded to the ~ecall. Heavy smoke hampered the ~ from entering ~e house. Alarge fan ~broitght in to help dispel the ~. Some firemen were ~ ~r-paeks to search the ~tru~. ..... tt w~thou~t the fire started in the kitchen and it was virtually destroyed. The ren~ml~r of the home suffered smoke damage. The outer frame did not show dam- age, but smoke was still spewing out of ~ att~ wh~tow~ .... Pearl Stephens. Mankato. is being honored as the KSNA Dlstrict XII Nurse of the Year at a dinner meeting in Mankato. She was selected by her peers for this honor. At the age of 53, when _ many nurses were beginning to dream about re~t, l~earl StepJaens, Mankato, was beginning to visualize her career dream ofbecomming a nurse. She enrolled at the Area Vocational Technical School; Practical Nursing Program in Beloit and passed her LPN boards in 1970. Sherry Snyder, Beloit, one of the then nursing instructors says, "She was a very bright, dedicated and compassionate student, we ex- pected her to be a good nurse." Pearl i then went on to complete her Associate Degree in 1973 at Barton County Community College in Great Bend. Still not satslfied, she entered the Bacca- laureate Program at Marymount Col- lege in Salina and received her Bache- lors in Nursing in 1974. Again educa- tion called, and Pearl began to drive the 380 miles round trip to Wichita seek- ing a Masters Degree, which she com- pleted in 1980. Pearl, herself, acknowl- edges the late start in obtaining her professional goals by saying, "I may be the oldest nurse in Kansas, at age 77 years, still practicing as a staff nurse." There is no doubt that the nursing profession is her love and she takes great pr~$~ln her accomplishments. As Ramona Oerousseau. Director of , Health Department, a "She Is a role i her career with a professional attitude and that attitude has continued throughout. She is an outstanding example of what nursing should be and we are proud to have her as a member of our district associa- tion." Pearl has been an active member of District XlI KSNA {Cloud, Washington, Glay, Jewel], and Republic counties) since she received her RN license in 1973. She has served as the district president, on~ the state membership committee, and on a variety of local committees. She c0nUnuqs to be an active l~artlcipant at district meetings land attends state convention every chance she gets. She is a strong sup- porter and recruiter for the associa- tion. In addition, Pear] Is a member of the National League of Nursing, the Kansas State League of Nursing, the Vocational Technical School in Belolt Advisory Board, and served a number of years on the North Central Kansas Regional Continuing Education Advi- sory Committee. Pearl began her LPN career working in a doctors office in Mankato. and after receiving her RN in 1974. she became the Director 9/" Nursing and Inservice Education at the Jewel] C,~unty ~tal aad LongTerm Care Facility. Nineteen years late r she Is still working part-time as the Director of the Long Term Care Unit. Paul Pettit. the Hospital Adrmhalstrator. was quick to respond to hls feeling about Pearl, "She is a most dedicated nurse, and is a real asset to our staff. She continues to work for us, even aller having open heart and two ~knee surgeries. She remembers everyones' birthday and frequently sends flowers to special people. She is a special person." Additionally, Pearl was elected to Phi Theta Kappa National honor Fra- ternity in 1972, the Who's Who in American Colleges in 1972 and the Who's Who of American Women in 1978. Mankato and White Rock Seniors to graduate Sunday,. May 16 Mankato and White Rock hlgh schools will have senior commence- ment ceremonies on Sunday, May 16. These students have completed 13years of classroom work (including Kinder- garten) and are ready to advance into the world beyond regulated study. Par- ents, relatives, faculty and friends will gather at the schools to wish them well and congratulate them on their aecom- pilots. FeStivities ~ ~ ~ mgh senlorS on May 13, when they hold [ c~ Day at 1 !~m. in the I~ttle T~e- / ~. ~oc~mmon~wlu~Marc ~1~ ~,e.~ pmadenc ~ the / be Undberg / V Meter. The class / will be read by Susan Gflktt Suzanne Rln~. The faculty wlU present the awards and Mr. ~wder will present special schda~Ml~ and awards, C.oma~ncenlmlt]kr the 21 senlors will be Sunday e~enll~at 8p.l~ In the MI~ gym. The ~ional m~d receev Marc Grout will gtve the welcome. Principal Harold Terpening will an- nounce the honor awards and will also present the class to receive their diplo- mas. The Valedictorian, Marc Grout and the Co-Salutatorla._rm, Eric Garst and Susan Gfllett will deliver addresses. White tt~Oki~ School Eight sen/or~ will receive their diplo- mas Sund~ evenl!!g May 16 at 7:3O p.m. In th:~ ~eho~ ~ra at Burr Oak. Principal Doug MeNtehols will present the class to the Beard of Educa- tion. The processlmml be playsd by under the direction Speeial music will be ~nted by the WMte Rock Chort~,s~ Eiliott Harris and Craig Dewey deliver the Valedictorian Jnd Salutato- rian speeches. J~ JewcU siorml will be played by the dr-Sr High T~