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e" "q artsch, Loom s marry Fobes celebrates l OOth birthday, Methodist Church attributes long life to clean living t ~ Loomis wel ~LY~Methodis orI Amber Lei Bartsch and Adam Loomis were married at Trinity t Church, Jewell, April [~ The ceremony was performed by I~tor Terry Mayhew. Parents of the couple are Tom and an ~lodee Bartsch and Bill and Becky ~. ~/~laomi's, all of Jewell. ~bat~n of honor was Kara Loomis, am~ato, sister-in-law of the groom. ~el Alstrom, Goodland, Lacey c.t~h, Jeweil, Megan Swink, To-. ~tm~mm ,t.~J[~t, and Ranae Mayhew, Wichita, ~ bridesmaids. JinS~~ Best man was Matt Loomis, Man- Ig~l~o_, brother of the groom. Brian t ~mith, Lincoln, Jason Eilert, Jew- ei~, Jeremey Garman, Osborne, and ~n~Flinn, Jewell, were groomsmen. la~ ~ower girl was Samantha Loomis, ~i~ato, niece of the groom. Ring ~ was Jarrett Arasmith, Jewell, s~_Jtl~hew of the groom. Ushers were ~kel Peters, Jewell, and Jim BoRe, ~all. Music was provided by Ashley ~nberger, vocalist, Jewell; Kristi ~er, pianist, and Mary Ann Kibbe, ~l!g.anist, both of Randall. Guest book gift attendants were Megan ~h, Manhattan, and Jessie Eilert, : I ell. ~1L reception was at the Jewell ~n~munity Center, along with a din- ~..and dance. Reception servers were ~iw~ll Arasmith, Deb Bohnert, both of ~ll, and Becky Cockroft, Ionia. .bride is a graduate of Jewell ",L> ~J~ School and Pratt Community ~"~lege. She is currently employed at sl[~'tcllell County Hospital, Beloit. ~..~i~: The groom is a graduate of Jewell o~ School. He is a farmer in the ~ell-Ionia area. l:~_After a honeymoon in the Carribean, ~ Couple are at home in Jewell. n~ Area students gets scholarship aa . Megan Peters, 1999 Jewell High ;h ~1 graduate and Fort Hays State !diversity senior, accepted a $500 ,.h.Panment of Teacher Education ~holarship to attend FHSU for the • !11)3.20041 academic year. ~, eters parents are Joseph and Jen- ; [~llfl er Pete~s, Jewell. She plans a career L~ elementary education. onors needed for ect plaques t'~,, Donors are needed to provide 1 Plaques for the top county fair exhibits ~;~ each 4-H project• ~, In departments with larger enroll- t~,~ents, a plaque is awarded to the jun- ¥~.l~r age division, youth ages 7-12, and Am~:~ older age youth, 13 years and older. ,e plaques are engraved with the 7'~,a°~'fr S flame ah'ffdon0rs are urged to ~sent their plaqueto the youth who ~'~aSearned this recognition at the award ~J~CSentations July 23 at 6 Amber and Adam Loomls Club members learn of beneficial bugs Brownscreek Garden Clfib mem- bers learned about "beneficial insects" when they met for their June meeting with nine members present. Janice Broadbent is a new member of the club. Darlene Thompson presented the lesson. Cleta Mac Dalrymple con- ducted the business meeting. No meeting will be held in July. The August meeting is Aug. 20 at The Jewell restaurant for a 6 p.m. supper. District officer vlJlts Jeweli Chapter Port chapterNo. 55 of Eastern Star, Jewell, met June 11 and entertained the district aide. Billie Kohde, Clay Cen- ter. who brought the message from the Grand Chapter. Betty Applebee was a guest and is a Grand Community representative from Clay Center Deana Gregg received her 25 year Star pin. Don Gregg has earned a pin, but was unable to attend the meeting. Port Chapter members who gath- ered at the home of Pat Lienberger, Beloit, to present her 50-year pin were Pat and Bob Witlmeth, Candace and Don Durant, Kathleen Allen, Bette Willmeth, Ava Knarr gathered at the home of Pat and Red Lienberger home in Beloit June 20 . To present Pat Lienberger her 50 year Stftr Pin. Births Brenda and Mike Schlotterback, Wichita, announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Belle, born April 24. Grandparents are Myrna and Jim Combs, Laughlin, Nov., Bill Schlotterback and Sarah Schlotterback. 0, Th~ newspaper available on the interact at httollwww.suoeriorne.com p.m. "1 ' Plaques that do not yet have a spon- [ ! include: junior and senior age divi- ~ ~ ~ ceramics, theater arts (a new divi- I MAN~ THANKS I ~lk.. in the arts and crafts project), ~ieycle, citizenship, club secretary to all forhelp last Week: ~t¢~ok, knitting, cats. hand pets, junior senior hand pet showmanship, The Mankato clinic; Ambulance crew and Beloit By Gloria Garman-Schlaefli One of Jewell County's olddst citi- zens, Emma Fobes, Jewell, looks back on her life covering more than a cen- tury. Last month, Emma, her family and friends celebrated her 102nd birthday at her current home in the Jewell Apart- menls. She is what some people would term "spunky" and her favorite past time is reading. She sits in her com- fortahle chair and admires two roses from bushes she planted years ago at her former home in Jewell. Her daugh- ter, Betty Wilson, lives in Jeweii and checks on her mother regularly, but until February 2001, Emma lived by herself in her home in Jewell. Attributes long life to clean living Emma has been in good health most of her life. When she was I00 she had. her first cataract surgery and got a pacemaker. She attributes her longev- ity to, "Clean living or maybe it was luck-but I never smoked or drank." When Emma (Shane) was born in 1901, Theodore Roosevelt was presi- dent of the United States• The .Wright Brothers had not made their first suc- cessful flight and the mode of trans- portation was by real horse power. She and her family lived in Long Ridge, I11., which she terms as "a little berg." Her father fanned. Her parents were Daniel andMaggie Shane. Emma had two older brothers. When Emma was young, her father's brother decided to move to Texas. "Because Father did everything his brother did, we moved there also•" While in Texas, another sister was added to the family. When Emma was 10, the two Shane brothers made an- other move and it was to Mitchell County Kansas. Another boy and girl were born into the family. Emma shares what the home life was like at their Kansas home when she was 10 in 1911. "Well, we didn't have automatic washing machines. Mother did all the washing by hand. There'were no re-Tfl'h~geratf"fs and ice had to be carried into the house to keep things cold, Mother sewed all of our clothes as no clothes were store bought back then." The Shane family lived offthe land and grew their food. They lived south of the Solomon River near Glen Elder. "Father used horses to farm with. Ev- eryone was in the same shape. We couldn't afford much of anything and we didn't know any different because everyone was in the same way. You know, sometimes I wonder if we were better off back then, than in today's times." Emma and her sisiers helped their mother with the housework and A~.e boyshelped their father with the f:c ru- ing and Chor.¢~. Each of the Shane children learned what it was to be re- sponsible. Another move took the ~, champion dog, goat, poultry, halter mare and breeding gilt. horse, rabbits and poultry show- plus daily gain sheep plaques are also needed. ~ A ~h cash prize of $10 is awarded to ~f74",~ e Person or group exhibiting the top "~. ~try in special classes that incorpo- ti~:~es Busy as a Bee in 2003 county fair l~r~: ~e. These classes include commis- ~l~.~Oners cookie,jl ~! n', and mayor s ~ii~Xhibit0rs hospital staff, Jean and Merle Blew, Sally and Don Malcom and family... Great to be living in a small town[ m 11 Lita Mizner I I jar, treasurer's cookie gift basket and these Thank you for the prayers, cards, visits, will present the entry to calls, food and any other acts of kindness ~][~aOmmissioners [,anger, Alcorn, and ~olson, fair board treasurer, Elaine shown while Charles was in the ~&s'°Sand~rs' andat 6Burr p.m.Oak JulyCitY23.mayor Steve ~ hospital and since returning L ,n aso., pon o.n the home. I 'ar, axl bakers basket which will be pre- ..,,~'rff'~ ~ ~e~onted tocountyregisterofdeedsMary ~"~ Charles and Roberta Holdren ~ Well. ,, ~aFood exhibitors are urged to con- ~ ~ ~ ~r putting a collec ti on of bread, cook- preserved foods together as ~| ~atrh for these special classes. ' i It- A copy of the fair Ixx~ with guide- I '¢s for all county fair exhibits will be You! ,~tilable from the extension office by ~ne 30. Thefamily of Merle Roe would like to thank kll residents from Jewell County any adjoining county--Smith, ior no, Mitchell, Cloud, Republic, }ster, andNuckolls--are eligible to ~ibit in class division. The open e categories of open class exhibi- are youth under age 18, adult and .mr, which is who anyone judges, ~'instructors in the subject ma~r '. entries being exhibited. may be an expert in one ~~ent, but be comidered in other l~partments not involving the same ~ of expertise. An example is a ~i~essional artist or crafter who en- I.i a food or flower exhibit. NOTICE Mission Thrift Shop Mankato, Kan Willbe CLOSED Friday, July 4 Reopen Monday, July 7 1-4:30 p.m. the staff of Long Term Care for the wonderful care, they gave Merle. Also thanks to the hospice organization. Thanks to family and friends for the visits, Calls, flowers, food, cards and to the ones that gave a memorial to the scholarship fund, We would like the Northbranch Friends Congregation "to know how much their attention and help to Merle and Ruth for many years meant to them and their family. Many thanks to anyone who made their in Mankatomore enjoyable for them.~ Open House hononlng Maude Keller . onher l OOth Birth.day Wednesday, July 9 2 to 4 p.m, At the Keller home, of Lebanon, Kan. H0m are l tter, Shane family to a farm west of Glen Elder. Children attend country school Emma and her brothers and sisters attended a country school, walking the mile to and from, "Except on stormy days• Then father would take us to school in the wagon." 'She smiles as she remembers what she terms, "the good o1' days•" She tells of using kerosene lamps to read or sew by at nights; of carrying in coal to burn in the heating stoves at home and school; carrying m water from a pump outside; the lunch pails taken to school filled with some kind of meat sandwiches and an apple. School games played included ev- eryone of all ages and she well remem- bers her favorite game played was Fox and Geese, a game played in the snow, "In the winter time we would usually stay inside and play games." Her parents went into Glen Elder to trade or shop once a week and would often trade their eggs and cream for groceries• "Us kids would stay at home, unless it was time for us to have a new pair of shoes and then we'd have to go along to try them on and make sure that they would fit." Most of Emma clothes were made by her mother and she felt fortunate that she was the oldest girl-- she didn't have many hand-me-down clothes. "My other brothers and sisters sure had to sharetheil~clothes." Emma only had one "Sunday dress." Christmas at the Shane home was simple but memorable. "We always hung stockings and a real treat was to find an orange in the stocking. We would receive gifts of clothing and maybe one toy." Emma remembers having one doll of her own. The children in the family played together for their entertainment and would often make up their own games. "We were a close family. We played cards together in the evening and mother would sometimes read to us. We shared bedro6ms." She also re- members the doctor viaks to the family home o/hen someone was ill. She attended the Christian Church in Glen Elder. One of Emma memories is when her brother was to leave home to go into the service during World War I and a going away party was held for him. "The day he was to leave, we heard the war had ended." Her young- est brother was m World War II. Meets future husband At a Sunday School party at Brown's Creek country church, she met her future husband, Joe Fobes, who was a year older. "I had gone to that party with another fellow, but a few day,; later, Joe and I went out on our first date." She can't remember where they went on that first date but shct~td~ah~t,attending!a lot of movie theaters togethe~,dncluding ones in Beloit and Glen Elder• "Joe lind a Ford car--he farmed with his father. We attended church together at the church in Brown's Creek." Three years later they were married. Emma's wedding dress was made by her mother- ' W 't " - a as navy blue. I dtd get an engage- ment ring," she added. They were married in a judge's office in Beloit. Her brother and his wife stood up with them as witnesses. "There was no honeymoon. We went home to my parents home and then the next night we spent at his parents home." Emma did not attend high school but became a full time farm Wife. They had their own farm home in Brown's Creek, just a mile and a half from his parents. He fanned with his parents as well as on his own. In their first home there was no electricity, only carbine gas lights. A wood cook stove was used and "there was not much furniture." In ! 928, they were able to purchase their own farm in Jewell County, southwest of Jewell. They had two daughters, Dorothy and Betty, both born at the family home. The Jewell County farm home was Emma's home for 47 years. The Fobes and their neighbors would fellowship together and visiting was done regularly. She remembers the neighborhood waffle suppers at the homes. "We also helped each other when help was needed." Emma loved to garden and grqw flowers. The Fobes family, like her'parents family, lived off the land. She tells- of a women's neighborhood club she belonged to, Happy Handful. Women met at homes anddid their sewing. "MarettaEberhart and I are the only members living to- day." A family Christmas she remembers well was one the Fobes hosted for her family• A sudden blizzard hit and ev- eryone had to stay the night. "People were everywhere but it was fun." Dust Bowl caused hard times • The family made it tttrough the h~rd times, which included the Dust Bowl years of the 1930s. "You just did without a lot• If you didn't have money, you would do without," Emma shared. She remembers when the dust storms would hit, she would place wet bed sheets over the windows. "One morning, I went upstairs to wake up . the girls and their faces were.black "' She continues, "We lost crops, but we had enough to get by." Emma told about getting electricity into their farmstead. "We were one of the first in the county to be hooked up- -it was 1937 or 38." Besides flower gardening, another interest is quilting and many quilts were made for family members. Her favorite quilt pattern is the Wedding Ring. Emma is also known by her family for heebaking, which included pies, homemdd~ breads and cinnamon rolls. She sewed for her two daughters We would like to express our sincere thanks to all in the Jewell and Montrose communilies for the many expressions of love and thoughtful- ness shown to us in the nine years we have been serving churches here. A special thanks goes to all who participated in our farewell party. These communities will always hold a special place in our hearts. God bless each of you. Pastor Terry and Mary Mayhew and family A Special Thank You... tO Don and Norma Johnson, my family and [ friends. A thank you to all that sent cards, made I phone calls, made visits, Brought in food mad [ offered your help and support. Once again, [ thanks to Norma who is still staying with me at I night. I Avis "e "r - Jack and ]eam Blal ' tll ~~' will celebrate their 50th Wedding anniversary III with an Sattmhy, July 5 il 2-4 p.m I :ll Lumeran Chu lll Mank, o, 111 The Blairs were married ~tll II al t953,in Mankato. III 111 I!1 Ba andBa raPetersen, Rcs0 l n III Iil III k~. , Your presence is the only gift req u.ted ',,.~l~YJ, J~ The family of WILBUR OBERT requests a card shower in honor of his 90th Birthday Sunday, july 6/ N | ~ Cards may be sent to Wilber at: ~lillllt~ i B Box 71, lllll|lilllllrl 3A JEWELL COUNTY RECORD a Thursday, June 26, 2003 Emma Fobes, Jewell, who cel~brated her 102nd birthday recently, shows off a "Peace" rose shepicked from her rose garden. She is one of the oldest citizens of Jewell County. and made numerous shirts for her grandsons• In 1975 Emma and Joe celebrated their 50th wedding annwersary. "My advice to married couples is to always love each other, no matter what, and to stay married in good times and bad-- you have to give and give a lot." Joe and Emma moved to Jewell in 1975 and Joe continued to farm" 80 acres. ':He loved to farm." Joe's death came just two years after their 50th anniversary and their move into town. In 1984, Emma's daughter, Dor- othy died. Emma has outlived all her brothers and sisters. "It's hard to out- li ve your children. You kno w, I' m ready to go, but for some reason. I haven't yet," Emma states. An open house was held for Emma's 90th birthday at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Jewell. A smaller open house was held for her t00th birthday. Visits from friends and fam- ily are cherished. She has 10 grandchildren, 24 great- grandchildren and five great-great- grandchildren. She is content with her new home, but said, "I still miss living in my own home." When the weather is nice she takes shortwalks with her daughter• "I've had a good life with a lot of good memories. I don't think I would have changed too much about my life if I had a chance to." t CCCC releases Dean's List , Cloud County Community College has announced the Dean's List for the .2003 slSring semester. Those listed are: Janice Millias. Stephen Russell, Anne Sandell and Tony Tebow, Courtland; Cassie Johanek, Esbon" Amanda Brown, For- moso; and Justin Charland, Mankato. DOLPH INS THE FLOG OPEN 3-person Scramble Jr. Sand Green Golf Tournament ~--'~ (Boys ar~i Girls ages 10-19) Saturday, June 28 Shot gun start at 9 a.m. Mankato Country Club. Mankato, Kan. Age Divisions, 10-13 years (9 Holes) . 14-19 years (18 Holes) ...Teams may be boys and girls mixed... I Entry Fee: $5 per person or $15 per team ~# I Sponsored by NCK Jr. Volleyball Club 2_ I , Contact Dale True for more information: 785-378-3343 Friends of and Audrey Ham: of Mankato, Kan. Request a card shower in honor of their Ca ~ Y " to: ./~3 Box 54, ~kato, Kan. 66956 Happy 50th Anniversary, Don and Audrey!l!