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q JEWELL COUNTY RECORD I IL " III III , "= Page 2-Section 2 Thursday, Dec. 6, 1984 lU I. Ill Ill I I IL Sponsored By The Progressive Esbon Merchants i I II _ I 1 II I| III . I ~ ,ll[I I . ~, by Wayne Cuiley Two perspectives to the current financial pressures facing many farmers were highlighted Monday evening during a farm issues seminar at the Clay Center United Methodist Church. More than 70 persons gath- ered in the church basement to hear some advice on how to cope with the stress and pres- sures caused by the current state of the agricultural eco- nomy. Probably the most eloquent account came from Quinter farmer, Leon Neher, who de- scribed the turmoil he and his family has experienced since MOTHER'S DAY OUT Note: Esbon Legion Auxil- giving Day. Sorry I didn't get White Rock youth are spon- iary will have a X-runs party his name earlier. soring a Mother's Day out at the Esbon Diner PartyKim Johanek, Wichita, Ri- babysitting service on Sat., Room on Dec. 18 with a one chard Frost, Courtland, spent December 8. Mother's maydollar gift exchange at 2:00 the weekend with Leland and leave their children at the Josephine Frost. p.m. Members please attend Burr Oak United Methodist we need to discuss the Church or the Catholic Church plans for the Pioneer dinner in Esbon between the hours of which will be coming up soon. 1 to 5:30 p.m. Games, activi- It makes it hard when just a ties, stories and refreshments few have to decide matters for will be provided by the youth, so many. A free will donation will be Mabel Marihugh, Vera appreciated. Here's your Frost, Phyllis Colson and chance for a break. Call 647- Carol Kindler spent last 6191 in Burr Oak or 725-4821 Thursday afternoon with Ruth in Esbon to make reserva- Colson. Lions. Roger Guy of Benton, Kans. HAPPY HOUR CLUB spent from Friday until Sun- day with the Love's at Esbon. Happy Hour Club met Nov. A good crowd attended the 28 with Joan Broeckelman. Annual Christmas dinner at Roll call was answered with I0 the Esbon United Methodist members present. Jacque Church Saturday evening. Frost was our guest. Charlie Love Jr., of Belle- Mr. and Mrs. Gary Fryen- dull of BelAlre were guests of Earl Silsby's one day this week. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johanek of Fairbury spent Sunday and Monday with Josephine and Leland Frost. filing for Chapter 11 bank- ruptcy last February. In a step-by-step description, Neh- er summarized the emotional effects experienced prior to and after the decision. '"rbe first thing that hit us as a family was disbelief," Neher told seminar partici- pants. "We were aware that times were hard and other people were having problems, but to accept that we were having problems was difficult. "We were well ff, consid- ered among the prosperous of the community. The thought that we might be in trouble too was hard to believe." Neher said the initial dis- belief was followed by anger, fast at his accountant then at himself. Custodianship Given the "custodianship" of the work of two previous generations plus the same custodianship for future gen- erations, Neber said he ex- perienced an "intense feeling that somehow or another I had blown it." He said he began to see the evening at 7:00 p.m. A plate of cookies for the Social hour will be appreciated. Mrs. Helen Stiles spent some time last week at the Curtis Shoemaker home. She went with Pat and Danelle to Salina on Saturday. Mrs, Goldie Pate returned to her home last week after surgery at Hays, Kans., Mr. Dec. 12. The hostess served a We were glad to welcome ville was Saturday and Sun- our new member, Norita Dodd day dinner guest of his folks, Young, and Wilbur Obert re- back into our club. Charlie and Dorothy Love. paired the chimney at Odessa Minutes were read and up- Joyce Gillett, Bruce andChurch Thursday and Friday. proved. A Treasurers report was given. Games were won Gene of St. Louis, Me. spent Was sorry to learn Rose by Vera Frost. Guess boxes by the weekend with Florence Hollern suffered a heart at- Norita Dedd, Luciile Frost Noiler and the Giilett family, tack. She is in St. Anthony's and Kris Kindler. Eva Noller visited with them Hospital, Hays. Our Christmas meeting will at Florence's on Saturday Ruth Obert visited Hazel be Dec. 12 at the Buffalo Roam evening. Obert Friday p.m. If you want with supper at 6:30 p.m. and Carol Kindler was respen- an Odessa Church History gift exchange following. We sible for the special Sunday at again they. are available. Jes- will meet at 6 p.m. in Esbon, Esbon United Methodist sic Muck at Mankato has some Church and Rev. Rollin Dil- again, also Evelyn Manchester linger sang a solo. Barbara and Gary Queen of Bloomington, Nebr., were Sunday night guests of Eva Noller and left for Ft. Worth, Tex., Monday where they will make their home. Saturday evening Doris and Leland Bartley were guests of Carol and Harry Kindler. Union Chapelhad their 1st Advent Service Sunday given by Teresa Shipley. Lyle Ship- Icy furnished the special. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Right- meier and Richard of Mankato spent Sunday evening with Dorothy and Charlie Love. Several from the Esbon area attended the BridaI Shower for Diane Davis Sat- urday afternoon at the North- branch Friends Church. Chris Dodd and Lillian Fogo went to Springfield, Me,, to Doris (Fogo) and Jack Rush home for Thanksgiving. Bob and Roe Ann Lorence, North Platte, Nebr., were and guests of Tony and Bernice Lorence Friday and Saturday. Also, they visited Jessie Lan- delicious Pumpkin ROll des- sert with nuts and candy. Club was adjourned. Norlne HaJny Nice sunny, shiny morning the the temperature is on the cool side. Nice for December the, and what it was a year ago now. We shouldn't com- plain about the weather ss in Kansas we usually need the moisture. Iope it stays nice for the holidays the and all the rushing around. Mr. and Mrs. Bob MarTs of Howard, Kans. and Chuck and Glenna Fogo were dinner guests, Sunday of Harriet Topliff. Bill Rickson of Topeka spent the weekend with Cur- tis and Norene Dietz. Ella Mechsner of Norton, guns. passed away recently. tis. Sunday Tony and Berniece Lorence, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Davis were dinner guests Sunday of Doyle and Wanda Lorence and family celebrat- ing Darren's birthday. Avis Winslow was a guest of Earl Silsb on Thanks- @ She was born at Esbon and was the daughter of John and Mary Conrad Brennan. She married Robert A. Mechsner of Esbon and they made their home in Jewell County a while later moving to Norton County. Our sympathy goes to the famil7. More October weather in November. Many mowed lawns in November this year. Ernie Kattenberg, Mike or Ruth Obert. Our congratulations to Cliff and Pearl Hancock of Man- kate. Pearl is a special friend of ours and we always wish her the best. Kim Siemson and Bret and Lori Siemson and son were Sunday p.m. visitors of Ernie Kattenberg's. They were here visiting Adeline Siemsen, also. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Peter- son and family were Sunday dinner guests of Ernie Katten- berg's. How do I measure up in God's book: Am I the Silent majority? Am I a nicodemus? How long since I've personally led a soul to Christ? How long since you've spoke to a loved one about Christ? Or has any- one approached me or you, concerned about our spiritual welfare: Why not lead some- one to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ as a Christmas gift? Or are you and I the silent majority, do we lack genuine conviction, douwn- play our personal influence of fear human opinion. Let's pre- UF me epen kW In wn pare our hearts for Christmas. Mn. OrIo Van Wey Don't forget the Christmas Program at the Ionia United Methodist Church Sunday m/stakes and wrong decisions he'd made along the way. "There was even a kind of feeling that God was trying to punish me for the errors I had made," Neher said. The family also experienced % OF ESBON Deposits Insured up to $I00,000 by F.D.I.C. Established 1900 --- Esbon, Kansas Within two weeks of filing for bankruptcy, Neher said he found his creditors were willing to cooperate with him. He said his son recently returned to assist with the family farm and and officers can be sued to losses. Analyzing the current a problems, Patterson said real estate values have corned people's net worths have major dose of embarrassment" that the family feels they have made meted. "I'm firmly convinced ever ' because his was a family who had definite progress since the ordeal runs in cycles...Eve, ry once held prom!n ent positions in the corn- began. reunify and church, said Neber, who Neher closed by offering a List of while, there's a cycle that our. noted he ha4 a ,rvcd on an advisory some do's and dun'is: try goes flush outt board to Kansas State University. --don't sell your assets hurriedly, cient operators...That's just rheim" "There was a desire to run and quickly or unadvisedly under it works," the banker said. L: d hide...Ther,e was the temptation to pressure; Noting that there ha. never run away, he said. -do liquidate anything that is non- foreclosure at Wakefield Another thing the family began to secured with your creditors that will years he's been there, Patt4l[ experience was fear. , not hurt your farm's cash flow; said foreclosure is far worse qll[i Neher said he became fearful in -do cooperate with creditors to the bankruptcy. l.," tleular of his creditors and used fullest extent possible; 'Zero debt' .Ill to be afraid to open the mail or hear --don't make the banker the main In fact, he said some finandll l: telephone ring. victim of your anger; Pemr a d institutions want to i "Next, we began to seek some--do analyze your operationme ey to people who have tak I" bankruptcy because they have "I: type of miracle cure," the Quinter carefully and be willing to admit debt." to'& farmer said. They began to search your errors; for legal assistance or the help of a -do be open to receive help from Patterson advised farmers w lr new accountant to bring about some others, rid of the excess freight" kind of "juggling" that might pull Banker's view making them money and the family out of its difficulties. The opposite side of the fence was them that banks can't "Then there came the time of no presented by Wakefield banker without people. hope-becaa e the miracles did not Terry Patter n, who spoke follow Pattcr on prn cd come," he said. ing Neher but found many points of Reagan s approach to govern4 zne next stage was more anger, agreement with what the farmer "Reagan is at the place where "I began to find feelings of had said. saying, 'You go out there andf physical violence...a feeling that Patterson said he frequently turns your own ship'," he said. before my banker's son would live in to the advice he found in Dale ' The banker said he's optimist Carnegie books he read as a young terest rates will fall in the this house, I'd burn it down," said Neher, who said these feelings were ran in stark euntrast to his normal "nice guy" demeanor. Finally, hope Fortunately, the next step provid- ed a feeling of hope, he said. Encouragement from his 95-year- old father, friends and family helped considerably. So did a book given to him by his former accountant which told how "you don't have to lose your farm if you don't want to." Neher said he found legal and ac- counting help that would permit the family to work through the Chapter II proceedings to allow their farm operation to continue and, at the same time, allow his creditors to receive a better return than if his farm had been liquidated. letter from Bertna Weldon last week and enclosed was a little folder (memorial) from the service held in Galesburg, Ill., for Bertha Soupene. Thank you for remembering Orlo and I, Bertna. man, which described a three-step ahead, which should be good approach for problemsolving: iden- for farmers and the economY l tify the problem, decide what you're ' general. going to do aboutand then do He also advised seminar something about it. ticipants that because of the gro 'I "Too often people get wrapped in competition between financi l, the emotions of the problem," Pat- stitutions to pick out one instit terson said. and stay with it" for all of financial needs. The banker said lending inst u- .The seminar, moderated b-- Lions generally lend money on what'p called the "three C's" - Rev. Robert Fleenor, was orgs chardcter, collateral and capacity - by Jim Henry, who headed and it's important to remember that Methodist task force looking hanks in many ways are no different than other businesses. "(Lending institutions) are all in the business of 4 uying and selling money," Patterson said." He said banking regulations are designed so that a bank's directors Miles; Jean Rose; Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Decker and Bran- don; and Mr. and Mrs. Elden Johanek. Santa Claus will be coming to Ionia on Saturday night Dec. 15. He will make his ap- agricultural problems. Also spl . ing on the panel were the Rev. J{ Wolesky, attorney BruceI and Linda Teener, from the Ps< Mental Health Ceu.Le.G Clay Center Dispg: Waiter Campbell and Wil bur Naylor were among those from this area attending the meeting. A Large crowd of relatives ball banquet at the Salina Country Club. Gary was one of only 2, 8-man players on it. Orlo is home and we feel Like he is doing real well. This was a new experience for him. His first stay in a hospital. He has enjoyed his cards, tele- phone calls, and commpany - very much. Callers have been his sister, Mrs. Ivy Driggs; Mrs. Barbara Rennebeck, Downs; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mr. and Mrs. Tom Miles pearance at 7:00 p.m. The Registration at 7 merchant locations, Santa will have treats for the kids at 1:30 P.M. Saturday, December 22 and winners of the Home Decorating-Lighting Contest will be announced. MOBIL PRODUCTS TANK WAGON SERVIC I and nl TUNE.UPS COMPLETE OV] B AUTOMOTIVE AIR CONDITI01 . D0. N," .NSAS SAPP INSURANCE AGENCY, TNC. to the highest standards of quality protection at competitive rates. Talk to usl Drawings will be held at 2:00 P. L SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 and SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22 UplII ted by Bishop Win. Weekley. In 1927, the basement was dug and the front entrance was enlarged to admit a stair-t way to the basement. In 1929, the Esbon Metho-, dist Church was closed andt the congregation joined us for worship. We merged with the Evangelical Church in 1946, and became the Evangelical United Brethern Church. Then in 1968, we were joined with the Methodist Church National merger and became the Esbon United Methodist Church. In recent years, the Esbon Christian Church, hav- ing closed their doors, has joined us in combined wor- Dr. J. M. Andersen OPTOMETRIST OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday 9:004:00 120 N. Commercial. Mankato, Kansas Phone 378-3220 I Cornea transplants provide sight for the sightless. M Ul6AS $ tt~'~ NKf, O~II~ THIS Don Sutton returned home on attended the Republican First drawing at the Wright Market . , , , ...., ........ Saturday after surgery at Congressional District Con- at 7:30 p.m. and the drawing Historical Hig!dlghts of:." 'o sll'iP . Concordia. Orlo Van Wey was vention in Great Bend, Satur- at the Community Hall at 8:00 Esbon United of the Jewell released from the St. John da. Rep. Pat Roberts was the p.m. There will be no tickets Methodist Church Methodist Parish Hospital on Friday where he key note speaker. After the sold this year but any gift for The present United Metho- sists of 7 churCh had been last week for tests, meeting they visited David drawing will be appreciated, dist Church of Esbon was ministers which etc. I know all these folks and Wilma Trott at the nur- You can leave your donation of originally organized as the own congregationS; were real glad to get back to sing home. Trotts send Holt- gifts to Wright s Market, Hill- Prairie Home United Breth- with the other chuW their homes and we hope for day greetings to all. I'm sure man Garage. You will have to ern Church which was built Parish. ,1 all a speedy recovery. Wilton would enjoy Christmas be present this year to get one Mr. Mike Terry, son of Ray greetings from her Ioniaof the larger gifts. This draw- about 2% miles N.W. of Esbon To commemorsWd near the Prairie Home Ceme- year of American and Loretta Terry has moved friends. Her address is Cherry ing couldn t be held without tary in 1875. Rev. Andrew our pastor at the w into the trailer house in Ionia Lane Nursing Home, Greatthe help of the community. Poulsen, a Jeweil CountyRalph E. Jarboe, owned by Bob Rose. Mike will Bend. While Orlo was in St. John Homesteader was a Circuit mer pastor, Rev be employed at Dubuque Pac- Mrs. Dorthea Phillips spent Hospital. I had a nice home Rider over a wide territory linger, completed king H use. several days last week at the across the street to spend my and the first minister of, the horseback jour e: Mrs. Lola Kuhn is in the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.J. nights, took my meals atchurch. , Esben and Burr 0@: Wesley Medical Center in Phfflip s at Little River. Sonya the Cafeteria and was real A sod house was used for Lovely Lane Chsl Wichita and will have brain will be going to Wichita for fortunate to have Mr. and about 10 years before being timore, Maryland, surgery this week. Her room tests and probably surgery. Mrs. Ed Mart (Mankato) ask replaced by the frame buff- Riders. They were number is 905. I'm sure she The Salina Journal recently me to join them for most of ding which was then moved fed by their wiveS, will enjoy hearing from her honored Gary Colson, son of my meals. I guess people need into Esbon in 1889. Fifty the van pulling friends. Stanley and Ann Colson as one people and I surely found this teams of horses were used to trailer, and by Harry John Beam started working of the top 11 football players to be true. move the church. In 1893, a Formoso, who was ! at the Rose Pork Farm this in North West % of Kansas at Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Birdwing with bell tower and bell of the horses and past week. the 9th Annual all area foot- were Sunday dinner guests of was added. In 1894, a tornado The ministers cove Mr. and Mrs. Albert Van took the roof off and twisted miles and talked to and friends attended the Wey. the building. In 1908-09, more people along the memorial service for Mrs. Esther Dauber at the Ionia remodeling was done and an received two st@ addition was placed on the Lions when they #, Cemetery Wednesday after- ,Record'Classifieds Bring east. The church was named Lovely Lane Chalk- noon. Our deepest sympathy Feat Resultsl " : the "Poulson Memorial United the Mother Churchl to Jean and family and Max " can Methodism.. Brethern Church," after its /,, and family, founder. On Decemberl 20, I received a nice card and 1908, the church was de