Beatrice Daily Sun from Beatrice, Nebraska on May 10, 1994 · 6
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Beatrice Daily Sun from Beatrice, Nebraska · 6

Beatrice, Nebraska
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Tuesday, May 10, 1994
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wuice (iNeD.) Daily Sun, Tuesday, May 10, 1994 A-6 In Brief Con men must be revealed ' Ann M Landers ' Dear Ann Landers: I'd like to respond to "Worried Sick in NJ.," whose con-man brother, "Ben," was about to marry a lovely girl. "Worried" wanted to know if the' girl should be warned. I was stunned when you told ber to "MYOB." . . Ten years ago, I was engaged to marry "Dan." Two weeks before the wedding, my father voiced his suspicions. When I assured Dad that Dan was in excellent financial shape, he told me Dan had borrowed $1,000 . from him to buy me an engagement present The truth was that Dan spent only $100 on that gift The year I lived with Dan, he was always able to explain all the questions I had raised about his honesty. When I learned about the loan from my father, I decided to look in Dan's desk drawers for more "information." I found out his car had been repossessed (not stolen, as he claimed), that be had made charges on my credit card to the limit and hadn't made any payments, that he had been stealing : my mail, and that he had not worked in months although we celebrated several "promotions.'' When it became clear that Dan was a con-man and a compulsive liar, I called off the wedding. It took me years to pay off the debts he incurred, including a big one for my engagement and wedding rings. So, please, Ann, when your readers ask about tipping off someone who Is about to many a wafting disaster," don't discourage them and hope someone else will make the move. Suffered But Spared In Santa Monica Dear Monica: of course, yon are right I caught unprecedented, world-class flak for my senseless response. I plead temporary Insanity caused by work overload and am now urging "Worried" to speak out promptly and expos Ben for the liar that he h. Dear Ann Landers: I am outraged at a story I read in the Biloxi Sun Herald. It seems a senior citizen on disability won a $15,000 jackpot gambling at a casino. This woman has emphysema, lives in public housing and spends $20 of the taxpayers' money every week sitting in a smoke-filled casino and gambling. What's worse is that she had to spend that $15,000 or the government would take it away from her. If she saved it Uncle Sam would cut off her disability. Federal officials told her she could not pay ' bills with it nor could she give it to her children. She had to spend it on things for herself and, they informed ber, "the sooocr the better." So, the bewildered woman bought a car, several outfits, some living room furniture, 10 pairs of shoes and a vacuum cleaner. How can our public officials allow this to happen? I work hard every day and would love to have $15,000 to blow on a shopping spree. At least this woman figured out a way to beat the system. What do you say? Mad in Dear Mad b Mhu I say Uta Is Jst another example of kow common sense gets mangled vfeen It b cabt la bureaucratic machinery. Dear Ann: I am a widow, observing my first wedding anniversary without my beloved husband. I have received one card and one pbone call. I've sect many cards to widowed friends, but bo more. I've had it I say. "Wait una the shoe , is on the other foot" Alone m Arbona Dear Ariznna: Here's an old Cl!fe prwwk worta berlnf : Tbcw do a klixl-! because tkey expect t K rrW are always dUappeiat-ed. Wri 1 A mm Umdtrt mt TO. Kt f52, Chktagn, T2. mil. V Odd Fellowship State officers, from left, Donna Spence of Lincoln, state assembly president; Janet Grone of Beatrice, noble grand; and Margery Smith of Plattsmouth, assembly warden; were honored by the Beatrice Odd Fellows and Rebekahs from the Odell and Lincoln lodges on April 26 in honor of the 1 75th anniversary of the Odd Fellowship. Odd Fellow lodges were instituted in Nebraska when it was still a territory. A dinner was held prior to the evening meeting. Other guests present were'Wayne Colgrove of Odell, grand secretary; Maxine Shell of Lincoln, past president; Eileen Simmons of Beatrice, past assembly president; and Ed Vance and Virgil Simmons, past grand masters of Beatrice. REBEKAH PHOTO Missing youth focus of Jaycees meeting Missing Youth Foundation executive director to speak By Eric Brian Daily Sun staff writer Roy Stephens; Missing Youth Foundation executive director, will be the featured speaker at a Beatrice Area Jaycees-sponsored community event Thursday, May 12. The Missing Youth Foundation is an agency that unites missing children with their families. Because many of the missing children come from economically disadvantaged homes and the cost of a private search can be prohibitive, the family is often unable to hire a qualified professional to aid in the search for the missing child. The agency's secondary purpose is to educate people about the risk of abduction, and how to prevent children from becoming victims. Another goal of the Missing Youth Foundation is to educate the community at large concerning the problem of missing children. Thursday's program, to be held from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Beatrice Eagles Club, 111 S. Eighth St., is part of that purpose. The foundation will also work with families in securing counseling by qualified experts because sometimes more problems arise from the readjustment at borne for the family, as well as the recovered child. The Missing Youth Foundation was incorporated in Nebraska in 1988. One of the founding board members and organizers was Joyce Catchall of Norfolk. Cutshall's daughter, Jill, was 9 Are You A Resident of Tender, Loving Gage County? If you are pregnant and need assistance a simple phone you the peace of mind. Counseling and Assistance is available for you. Confidential Family Assessments are made PRENATAL POSTNATAL People Caring - J : i) ' ' ) V )l j '. l 1 i : when she was abducted by a stranger on Aug. 13, 1987, in Norfolk. Stephens is recognized for his work on Jill's abduction, and the resulting kidnapping conviction of David Phelps, who was sentenced to life in prison for her abduction. Since the foundation's beginning, Stephens has located more than 55 missing children and successfully located more than 300 adults. Stephens has appeared on "America's Most Wanted" four times. He has also received national media exposure on such television programs as "A Current Affair," "60 Minutes," "Geraldo" and "Larry King Live," and was featured in an article in USA Today. He has been named "The Best P.I. in the Business," according to Forbes Magazine, and was elected to the National Private Investigators Hall of Fame in 1988. Jenise Plegge and Art Weiland, Beatrice Area Jaycees, said concerned citizens, parents and teachers are encouraged to attend the presentation. Anyone who wishes to make a donation toward the Missing Youth Foundation can 4)0 so by sending a check or money order to 122 N. Bghth St, Beatrice, Neb. 68310. All proceeds will go to the Missing Youth Foundation, based in Omaha. For additional information, call 228-7201 call can give for People - V I 'I r Anniversary Schonewise Charles and Hazel Schonewise of Beatrice observed their 60th wedding anniversary the weekend of May 1 with their family. Their daughter is Garnet Richards and husband Roy of Los Altos, Calif. Their granddaughters ; are Sara Widmayer and husband Keven and Nicole Richards and husband Adam, all of California. 4-H news Friendship? Shannon Philippi gave a demonstration on how to show and groom a cat at the May 3 meeting of the Friendship 7 4-H Dub. Members discussed ideas for bale art, worked on identifying wood, and filled out identification sheets. The next meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on June 7 at the Cunningham home. yJfW- I . - 7&e Selieve 7tt Sea&Uce Thursday Special TfcU Ttarsday aarvtac f:30 PM -10:00 PM Catfish Dinner Induda dwfcsof potato. Mi db. foB, coffer or India $C25 AMERICAN LEGION CLUB 7th k Dorsey 223-2700 Members and Their Cuents Care For Your baby and You PHONE 223-6034 223-6040 Ask for Terry Preceptor Alpha PI sorority meets Preceptor Alpha Pi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met on April 28 at the homeof LcKelle. Shirley Petersen and Roxanne Saathoff were honored as Women of the Year at a went Founder's Day Banquet ' A blanket and booties were sent to the hospital for a new mom and baby. A scavenger hunt to benefit a food pantry was planned for a May service project The evening program was presented by Carol Fielder and Kay Weakland. Mrs. Weakland told about the foreign exchange student from Omsk, Russia, who the Weakland family is hosting, and the many new experiences both families are learning about The next chapter meeting will be hosted by the adopted chapter. Laureate Tau, which will be pizza party at Linda McCall's home, 334 N. 25th St, Beatrice, at 6:30 p.m. Martin Administrator of the Year The Millard Education Foundation named Beatrice native Dr. Carol Martin of Millard as Administrator of the Year. The presentation was made during the Millard Hall of Fame Banquet held at the Holiday Inn Central Convention Center on May 1. Newton is principal at Bryan Elementary School in Millard and is the daughter of Aelcidean Chapman of Beatrice and the late Glenn Chapman. DUV meets in Fremont FREMONT Fremont was the location of the. 75th annual convention of the Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War. Four members of the local group attended the slate conventioa Officers for next year include: Catherine McKiddy and Charlotte Aspegren, council; and Vivian Bonham, chief of staff. The local group will host the convention in 1995. Eagles Auxiliary elects officers Eagles Auxiliary officers for 1994-95 were elected at the April 27 regular meeting. The officers are: Len Hawkins, junior past president; Helen Yott, president; Goldie DeBuhr, vice president; Jan Housman, chaplain; Norma Cass, conductor, Val, Gean Wiese, secretary; Barbra Baumfalk, treasurer; Sue Zimmerman, inside guard; Leona Overbeck, outside guard; Malinda Olny, JoAnn Russell and Betty Wilhelm, trustees. Application for membership was read for Katherine Wieskamp and was approved. There will be a co-ed pool held at the Eagles Club. Delegates for state convention were elected. The next meeting will be held May 1 1 at 8 pjn. Ellis receives doctoral degree John Ellis, a 1969 Wymore Southern graduate, received a doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction: information communication technology from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, on May 6. The gradua- . tion ceremony was held in OSlTs Gallgher Iba Arena. Ellis is the son of Harold Ellis and Dorothy Sutter of Wymore, Neb. . Ellis' dissertation research explored how television advertising impacts the formation of elementarysecondary students self-identity formation in relation to their academic performance. V He has also authored numerous articles which have received national recognition in such publications as "Education Technology" and "PrincipaL" He is production director for Gentry Media Inc., Stillwater. Blomes give Villagers program The Homestead Villagers enjoyed a potluck dinner before their April meeting. . Guests for the evening were Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Blome. Bkxne presented the program, sharing with the residents his collection of unique handmade working models of early farm inachinery. He told of the recycled materials and parts he used in building the models and demonstrated them. Blome has also built several unusual bird houses and brought some along to share. Mrs. Blome showed the group one of ber handmade quilts. The Birthday Tea was observed April 5. On April 25, the Salvation Army came to tlx: Homestead Village for an afternoon of bingo. The next meeting of the Homestead Villagers will be May 13 at 5:30 pm. with a catered chicken dinner. My Answer By Billy DEAR DR. GRAHAM: Why are some people so difficult and unpleasant to be around? I have a neighbor wbo is always complaining and never expresses appreciation for anything you do for her. In fact it seems like the more you help ber the more she complains. She is an older widow and needs people to help ber, but frankly I've almost stopped bothering because she is so negative, although as a Christian I guess I shouldn't feel this way. Mrs. VJ DEAR MRS. VJj Your neighbor illustrates an interesting principle about human nature: The more we complain the worse we often feel. The Bible says, "When a man is gloomy, everything seems to go wrong; when be is cheerful, everything seems right" (Proverbs 1515 The Living Bible). Don't give up on your neighbor, but help her as you have opportunity even if she doesn't seem to appreciate it Jesus taught us, "Love your enemies. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Do not even pagans do thair (Matthew 5:44, 46-47). In other words, we should show love to others even when they don't show any love or appreciation in return. This, after all, is the kind of love God has for us. Pray for your neighbor also, and ask God to open the door for you 10 speak lovingly but openly about what shes doing. She may be so absorbed m ber own problems and fears that she is totally unaware of how she hurts others by ber attitude. You may also find that she has been hurt by people in the past and this has turned her into a complaining, bitter person. Most of an. however, ask God to give you an orpor&miry 10 share Christ and Ha love wita ber. God loves ber, and Christ died and rose aram to give ber hope for the future. God can change ber attstade, and He may want to use you as His instrument This BZly Graham column sponsored by; ' I liTUWOS Graham Mm i lift!

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