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September 25, 2000

 

A DAY IN THE LIFE...

Greenhouse business thrives

[APRIL 15, 2000]  For Wilma Clark, it all started 16 years ago with a pack of free seed. Today she owns a rural San Jose business, Clark’s Greenhouse and Herbal Country, which is not only thriving but drawing customers from across the country for anise, yarrow, basil and sage.

 

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GOOD NEIGHBORS

Eighty years
in Lincoln

. . . except for three years, nine months, and 27 days

[APRIL 15, 2000]  Ray Leesman says that he has lived in Lincoln for 80 years, "except for three years, nine months, and 27 days, when I was in the military." After military service and a job selling furniture, he worked at P.P.G Industries as a purchasing agent for 30 years. His retirement in 1982 was an open door for further activity and interaction with his community. He started volunteering, looking for places and people to serve.

 

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MOVIES & VIDEOS

"Firelight"

Starring: Sophie Marceau, Stephen Dillane, Dominique Belcourt, Joss Ackland

[APRIL 15, 2000]  My prediction was that this would be another movie that I would bail out on after about 10 minutes (if I could stomach it even that long). It had all the trappings of being another romance drama (not romantic drama) with a thin plot, pitiful dialogue and improbable characters. BUT, "Firelight" proved me wrong. This film depicts England prior to the telephone, electricity or the automobile, but did not require any modern technology to keep my interest. The focus of this film was on the magic of the moment and the value of relationships.

 

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[APRIL 15, 2000]  Want to know the latest talk around town? Where do our minds go here in the Midwest in April when we're under the gun to get things done? Check out this week's Hearsay and Hairspray.

 

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HONORS & AWARDS

National FFA  contest winner

[APRIL 15, 2000]  Kate Wrage, daughter of Kurt and Lisa Wrage of rural Emden, was recently named one of 10 winners in the National FFA Organization’s Risk Management Essay Contest. Kate’s agriculture teacher and FFA adviser at Hartsburg-Emden High School is Betsy Pech. For winning this contest, Wrage and Pech receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in late April.

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Announcements –

- Drama productions this weekend:
"Summer Brave"
"Once Upon a Mattress"

- YMCA Charter Dinner and “School’s Out Fun Days"

- Red Cross first aid and safety classes offered

 

Yesterday's news –

- Alzheimer's unit underway at Christian Village

- Springtime brings family
night fun

- Hartem presents
"Once Upon A Mattress"