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					Page 2 -      VOICE        NEWS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE, Thursday, November 15, 2012

Holland Grills - The weekend gardener’s best friend
           by Scott Warner
Submitted by Burr Farm Machinery            best food cooker available, he was also      spicier. Your corn will also grow taller   dinner as smoke billows up into our           pie in the Holland Grill. But wait a
    When Brad Holland invented the          inventing the weekend gardener’s best        and your sweet potatoes will be            face. We tell our skeptical guests and        minute - “a pie on a gas grill?” That
Holland Grill some 20-plus years ago        friend. Having a Holland Grill on your       sweeter. Heck, you might even have         family that the burned part gives it fla-     sounds like an oven, not a grill. The
in his backyard in North Carolina, little   backyard deck will make your roses           time to mow your plush, green lawn.        vor, even though the middle may be            Holland Grill, because of its patented
did he know that besides creating the       redder, your fruit fruitier and your herbs   How could a gas grill do all this? It’s    just a little undercooked. Pork chops         cooking system, actually cooks simi-
                                                                                         simple - by cooking on the no-flare-up     that tasted like dry leather and barbe-       lar to a convection oven. In fact, when
                                                                                         Holland Grill, you will have more time     cued chicken - well forget about that.        explaining how the Holland Grill works,
                                                                                         to spend on doing the gardening you            The most important part about the         we often describe it as “an outdoor
                                                                                         love, and much less time babysitting       Holland Grill’s patented, unique no-          convection oven that grills.” Unlike the
                                                                                         your grill to keep the food from burn-     flare-up design is that everything you        oven in your kitchen, however, when
                                                                                         ing.                                       grill - from whole turkeys, boston butts      you’re grilling meat on the grill, the
                                                                                             The Holland Grill is truly a unique    and pork loins to burgers, chops and          juices strike the hot sizzle causing a lot
                                      Get ready for                                      gas grill. It is the only gas grill made
                                                                                         today that has a written guarantee
                                                                                                                                    steaks - are moist, tender and juicy. The
                                                                                                                                    Holland Grill will lightly blacken the out-
                                                                                                                                                                                  of smoke which circulates around your
                                                                                                                                                                                  food to give it that great Holland Grill
                                                                                         against flare-ups. Don’t get me wrong,     side of the meat, but not burn it. And        outdoor flavor. It offers you the con-
                                      the holidays                                       there are some mighty fine grills out
                                                                                         there. Some are cheap, some are ex-
                                                                                                                                    because we have no direct flame that
                                                                                                                                    strikes the food, everything will be juicy
                                                                                                                                                                                  venience of a convection oven when
                                                                                                                                                                                  you’re grilling large items such as
                                                                                         pensive, and some are pretty and shiny.    and completely done throughout.               whole turkeys, chickens, pork loins and
                   •Party Trays                                                          But they all have one thing in common          But here’s the exciting part for us       beef roasts. No turning is required. We
                   •Wine Cured Hams & Turkeys                                            - your food will eventually catch on       vegetable gardeners - not only will the       don’t even make a rotisserie - we don’t
                   •5 Types of Wieners                                                   fire if you’re not standing nearby with    Holland Grill give you great, juicy           need one. Your food will be golden
                   •Link & Ring Bologna                                                  the garden hose and tending to the         steaks, burgers, chicken, etc. - but you      brown without you turning it, com-
                                                                                         food instead of your flowers. We’ve        can grill your summer vegetables right        pletely done throughout, juicy and all
                   •Polish Sausages                                                      all had the experience of getting dis-     on the surface of the grill without a         that without the hassle of flare-ups.
                   •Jaternice                  Gift                                      tracted by something when we were          pan or foil. You can bake your sweet              So you see, you can grill your din-
                   •Jelita                Certificates                                   entertaining our friends at a summer       potatoes; and roast your sweet corn;          ner while you’re spending time doing
                   •Summer Sausage        make great                                     cookout, only to discover minutes later    and grill your onions, peppers and            the thing you love - gardening. And
                   •Kolbassy                  gifts!                                     that our burgers were blazing.             mushrooms. You can make bacon, sau-           you will be able to keep your garden
                                                                                             We throw open the lid, pour water      sage and biscuits and even eggs right         hose where it belongs - in the garden.
                   •Proszky                                                              on the fire in hopes of salvaging our      on the grill. Heck, you can even bake a       Your flowers and plants will thank you.
                   •Bratwurst - Cooked & Smoked
                   •Country-Style Sausage
                   •Bacon - Pork & Beef
                   •Dried Beef
                   •8 Types of Jerky
                                                                                         An Inn for all seasons
                                                                                            Submitted by Whispering Pines
                   •Freshly Baked Houska (Holiday Bread)                                     Whispering Pines Bed and Break- a couples retreat or plan a romantic water garden winds through the land-
                   •Kolaches                                                             fast sits on six acres in Historic Ne- getaway for Valentine’s Day. Jeanna scape providing a great backdrop for
                                                                                         braska City. Jeanna Stavas, your                                                         picnics, meandering and a
                   •Cinnamon Rolls                                                       hostess and owner, has a pas-                                                            playground for nature. Get
                   •Much More                                                            sion for food and thrives on pro-                                                        in touch with nature as you
                                                                                         viding you accommodations                                                                relax with a glass of wine
                                                                                         and dining in a memorable at-                                                            and put your feet up, or un-
                                            FRANK’S                                      mosphere, with unexpected ex-                                                            wind with a soak in the hot
                                                                                         tras and outstanding customer                                                            tub. In April, we celebrate
                                            SMOKE HOUSE                                  service. All five themed rooms                                                           Arbor Day, and in May, we
                            217 W. 3rd • Wilber • 821-2647                               have private baths, refrigerators,                                                       host our Mother’s Day Tea.
                    Mon. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.                  TVs and robes. Indulge in a full                                                             Summertime is play time!
                                                                                         complimentary gourmet break-                                                             There is something for ev-
                                                                                         fast with your overnight stay.                                                           eryone! We offer “Golf
                                                                                             No worries that our Nebraska                                                         stay-and-play” packages
                                                                                         winter brings cooler tempera-                                                            and are just blocks from
                                                                                         tures and leaves drop from the                                                           many local attractions: mu-
                                                                                         trees, as our facility takes on a                                                        seums, history, shopping,
                                                                                         different beauty. The rolling,                                                           wineries, parks and or-
                                                                                         tree-dotted landscape is filled                                                          chards.
                                                                                         with scurrying bunnies and                                                                   Fall brings on a beauty
                                                                                         squirrels and colorful cardinals                                                         that surrounds us with trees
                                                                                         and blue jays, all providing a                                                           colored orange, gold and
                                                                                         great show. The award winning                                                            red. Take the Fall Foliage
                                                                                         burr oak tree stands prominent,                                                          Tour or hit the orchards and
                                                                                         and the collection of Northern                                                           pick apples.
                                                                                         white spruce protect the house.                                                              In any season, our fa-
                                                                                         Blankets of snow lend a sparkle                                                          cility is a unique venue and
                                                                                         amidst a moonlit night and                                                               the perfect spot to create
                                                                                         peacefulness while sipping a hot                                                         memories with your group.
                                                                                         chocolate on the porch                                                                   Girlfriends enjoy a grown-
                                                                                         snuggled in a Mexican blanket.                                                           up slumber party, families
                                                                                         ‘Tis the season to get all dressed                                                       reunite and spend time to-
                                                                                         up for the holidays and we sure                                                          gether, or how about a strat-
                                                                                         do around here; we’re decked                                                             egy meeting on the porch!
                                                                                         out from top to bottom, inside Photo by Pargett Photography - Nebraska City As a licensed restaurant,
                                                                                         and out. Jeanna partners with a                                                          we can offer you “Specialty
                                                                                         local potter and hosts a holiday tea offers an all-inclusive “Stay-in-n- dining with an imaginative menu that
                                                                                         the first weekend in December. In full Snuggle” package so you don’t have is simply delicious.” We also host mu-
                                                                                         holiday décor, the house provides a to go back out in the cold.              sic concerts throughout the year.
                                                                                         perfect venue for celebrations through-    We welcome spring with blossoms      Open all year round, Whispering
                                                                                         out the season; from small, intimate of daffodils, daisies and lilacs and Pines is certainly an Inn for ALL sea-
                                                                                         weddings to work-place holiday so- guests dining al fresco. Out comes sons, and we hope to see you soon!
                                                                                         cials.                                  the hammock, in goes the vegetable Visit for
                                                                                             Ring in the New Year, reconnect on garden and on goes the waterfall. The additional information.
                                                                              VOICE NEWS             HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE, Thursday, November 15, 2012 - Page 3

Yes, we serve gator
  from Buzzard Billy’s and the
     Starlite Lounge website            away each Saturday morning from           while enjoying the mild summer
    Lincoln is home to the fourth       the first weekend in May to the           days and evenings.
and most recent Buzzard Billy’s.        last weekend in October.                     Nestled below Buzzard Billy’s
It opened May 16, 2000. This res-          The restaurant and bar is              Armadillo Bar ‘N’ Grillo in Lincoln,
taurant sits in the center of the       within convenient walking dis-            the Starlite Lounge will take you
Historic Haymarket section at the       tance to Memorial Stadium, home           back to simpler, swingin’ times.
West edge of downtown. This lo-         of the Nebraska Husker Football           With its retro atmosphere, you will
cation is housed in the first floor     team. It also is just down the            feel like you are in the presence      favorites.                           tion. You deserve the atmophere
of the old H.P. Lau commercial          street from Haymarket park, home          of Frank Sinatra and the famous           Wonderful appetizers are avail-   and company the Starlite Lounge
grocery building built in 1906. It,     of the Lincoln Saltdogs and to the        Rat Pack.                              able to accompany you on your        has to offer. So sit back, relax and
like the Des Moines store, also         top ranked University of Ne-                 The Starlite Lounge, situated       journey through the past. Relax      take a trip back in time at the
has the original wood beams ex-         braska baseball and softball              downstairs, is sure to conjure up      on our plush couches or vintage      Starlite Lounge.
posed throughout.                       teams.                                    memories of nostalgia with clas-       swivel chairs while our decked-         Having a party? Be sure to
    Buzzard Billy’s Lincoln loca-          The Lincoln location also has          sic lounge songs and top shelf         out wait staff serves you the fin-   check out our Banquet Room for
tion is convenient to the Embassy       a large covered patio dining area         hooch. Wet your whistle with one       est libations.                       weddings, receptions, reunions,
Suites and Holiday Inn Hotels. A        that fronts 8th Street. It is a great     of our many house martinis or             Stop in after a long day at the   banquets, graduations, birthdays
Farmer’s Market is held one block       place to dine and people watch            simply enjoy one of your classic       office or for a weekend celebra-     and more!

Build a new holiday
tradition with gingerbread
    (NAPSA)—Sugar, spice and de-        kits even offer decorating ideas or                    3 Great Reasons to visit the Haymarket
lectably nice! Few things can serve     you can create your own design.
as a more festive holiday centerpiece      Decorating gingerbread houses                                during the holidays!
than a gingerbread                                        brings the whole
house. Made popu-                                         family together for                                                                   Made from scratch
lar by the Brothers                                       holiday celebra-
Grimm tale “Hansel                                        tions. Adults can                                                                     American Cajun &
and Gretel,” ginger-                                      put the basic frame                                                                  New Orleans cuisine
bread dwellings                                           structure together
were created by bak-                                      and watch kids                                                                     Poboys, Crawfish, Alligator
ers as early as the                                       have a ball decorat-                                                                and other cajun favorites
16th century. These                                       ing with their favor-                                  Yummy Martinis
charming holiday                                          ite candies to create
homes are absolute                                        rainbow roof tiles,                                     at retro prices
fun and the perfect                                       festive        holly
memory-making ac-                                         wreaths, and play-                                          Atomic Era
tivity to share with                                      fully patterned win-                                        Martini bar
loved ones.                                               dow designs. The
    No time to bake                                       results and memo-
                                                                                                                    Best Happy Hour
gingerbread this sea-                                     ries will be special.                                         In Town
son? No problem.                                              Completed gin-
Houses are easy to                                        gerbread projects                                  475-8826
                                                                                                                                             Pick up
assemble and deco-
                                                          will amaze holiday                         In the Lincoln Haymarket           Gift Certificates
rate with Pre-Baked                                       guests while allow-
                                                                                                                                                                     Lincoln Haymarket
                                                                                                     Lower Level, 247 N 8th St                                          247 N 8th St.
Gingerbread House Kits from             ing creativity to shine. Everybody
Wilton, while still providing the       will enjoy the beautiful creations and
wonderfully spicy-sweet taste and       you will join in the excitement by
smell of gingerbread.                   finding out just how great a gift they
    There’s a kit for every dream       can be for others.                                                         Will new carpet or wood floors be
house - from a classic cottage to an       So spread some good cheer by
intricate mini village. Even pre-as-    sharing a holiday tradition that will                                       under your tree this Christmas?
sembled kits are available, leaving     bring joy all season long, and make
extra time for decorating. All that’s   sure to visit the leader in food craft-
needed to craft an ideal abode is in-   ing at for more gin-
cluded in the kits and ready for        gerbread ideas. While you’re visit-                                                       It can be if you make
fun—pre-baked gingerbread, a card-      ing, check out the “Ask Nancy”
board base, icing, loads of colorful    podcasts for step-by-step instruc-
                                                                                                                                   your selection soon,
candies, an easy-to-use decorating
bag and tip, plus instructions. The
                                        tions for creating beautiful treats
                                        anytime of year!
                                                                                                                                   or better yet, give a                                             n

                                                                                                                              gift certificate and choose it
                                                                                                                             after the busy holiday season.

                                                                                                                 Small town service-big city inventory
                                                                                                                   48th & Hwy 2 • Sutter Place Mall
                                                                                       Lincoln • (402) 486-3700

                                                                                                               Gift Certificates
                                                                                                               make great gifts!
                                                                                                                 Stop by to see our
                                                                                                              Christmas Cards & Gifts
                                                                                                             We have Baker’s Chocolates!
                                                                                                         Lake Crest Pharmacy
                                                                                                                         Downtown Adams
                                                                                                                                    Closed Thanksgiving Day
                                                                                                                    Don’t forget your teacher, mail man, school bus driver,
                                                                                                                         Sunday school teacher, or day care provider!
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Spruce up your holiday decor with tips from Campbell’s Nursery
                                                        Submitted by Campbell’s Nursery
                                                            For over 50 years, “The Holi-     color bow to add daytime interest.       sonal touches such as humorous
                                                        days at Campbell’s” has been          Instead of just using the same or-       stuffed figures like Moose, Owls,
                                                        where many have turned when           naments on your tree as you have         Reindeer, Santa figurines or with
                                                        decorating their home for the holi-   in the past, think about adding new      other decorations such as plates,
                                                        days. And, while decorating your      ornaments in one color and some          artwork or even ornaments on the
                                                        home will always be about using       colorful ribbon woven through            tree such as pets, sports teams or
                                                        the decorations you already own       your tree to create a new color ac-      anything that adds individuality to
                                                        and love, at Campbell’s we al-        cent focus this year. Instead of         your decorating.
                                                        ways recommend you add a few          putting all your decorations in the          While decorating for the holi-
                                                        new touches each year, or work        same locations in your home as you       days can take some time and effort,
                                                        to use your existing decorations      have in the past, think about rear-      looking at the task with a new eye,
                                                        in slightly new ways to really add    ranging your decorations into new        updating and freshening your
                                                        flair and style to your decorating.   locations to make your decorating        decorating can be simple and eco-
                                                            For example, many of us will      seem fresh and new.                      nomical this year. So, as you deco-
                                                        hang a beautifully lit wreath out-        And, don’t forget that for many      rate your home for the holidays, let
                                                        side our front doors. This year,      of us, some of the best parts of cel-    all of us at Campbell’s help you find
                                                        consider updating the wreath with     ebrating the season are with             just the right touches and advice
                                                        seasonal decorations - berry or fo-   whimsy and humor or accents that         to enrich your decorating so you
                                                        liage picks and sprays, a few pine    speak to your personality. So, con-      can make your home perfect for the
                                                        cones, and a bright new plaid or      sider adding a few whimsical sea-        holidays.

                                                                                              Give gift of trees
                                                                                              to future generations
                                                                                                         Submitted by
                                                                                                   Lower Platte South NRD
                                                                                                 Could your windbreak use              is the same this year. The NRD
                                                                                              some rejuvenating? Would you             runs the program with a goal of
                                                                                              like to have more wildlife utilizing     breaking even. Seedlings will be
                                                                                              your land? Don’t future genera-          delivered to the NRD in April and
                                                                                              tions of your family deserve to en-      stored in our custom tree cooler
                                                                                              joy your land as much as you do?         until the landowner is ready to
                                                                                              Each year, the Lower Platte South        plant in April or May.
                                                                                              NRD, along with Nebraska’s 22               Since the NRDs took over the
                                                                                              other NRDs, combine orders to of-        seedling tree program from the
                                                                                              fer seedling tree and shrub spe-         Nebraska Forest Service in 2003,
                                                                                              cies for sale to landowners at a         the Lower Platte South has sold a
                                                                                              reduced cost. More than 30 vari-         total of more than 363,000 seed-
                                                                                              eties of seedling trees and shrubs       ling trees and shrubs in its annual
                                                                                              are offered for bulk sale by the         program. We also cost-share with
                                                                                              NRD each year. The minimum or-           landowners on the planting of be-
                                                                                              der is 100, and varieties are sold       tween 200 and 1,500 trees and the
                                                                                              in bundles of 25 plants. The dead-       purchase of between 1,500 and
                                                                                              line for ordering is January 25,         4,000 trees. Community groups,
                                                                                              2013. Varieties are selected espe-       such as neighborhood associa-
                                                                                              cially for providing wildlife habi-      tions, service organizations,
                                                                                              tat and windbreaks and most              churches and schools wanting to
                                                                                              come from the Nebraska National          buy or plant trees can also take
                                                                                              Forest in Halsey. More than              advantage of NRD cost-sharing.
                                                                                              23,000 seedlings were sold for           See to learn more or
                                                                                              $0.75 each last year and the price       contact Jay Seaton at the NRD.

                                                                                              Packing tips for holiday
                               There’s miles of scenic trails just waiting                    travel with young children
                               to be discovered by you and your family,                          (NAPSA)—If you’re among the           avoid overweight baggage fees by
                               spring, summer, fall and winter.                               millions of Americans who will hit       packing dual-purpose products to
                                                                                              the roads and skies this holiday         free up space.
                                                                                              season, a few hints on packing may           •Be prepared: It’s bound to hap-
                                   The Homestead Trail begins at 25th & Saltillo              make traveling more enjoyable.           pen. Spills and messes seem to al-
                                                                                              Holiday Travel Tips                      ways be present while traveling with
                                   and is completed to Beatrice. Eventually, the                  •Make a list, check it twice: A      little ones. Pack a small emergency
                                     trail will be more than 60 miles long and                week before the travel date, make a      kit to keep handy, complete with
                                                                                              list of everything you’ll need. Stay-    Johnson’s Hand and Face Wipes,
                                      reach all the way to Marysville, Kansas.                ing organized will keep you from         an easy solution for these messy
                                    Parking is available at 25th & Saltillo Road.             packing, unpacking and repacking         on-the-go moments.

                             ; Gift idea - Give an annual trail pass -
                                                                                              to confirm you have all the essen-           • Mini must-haves: Not checking
                                                                                              tials. Giving yourself a week to think   your luggage, but still want to carry
                                                                             only             about what you need will help with       all your essentials to look your best
                                                                                              any anxieties over forgotten items       on your family vacation? Pack a va-
                                   available at the NRD office or on the trail!               that might arise.                        riety of travel-sized products to get
                                                                                                  •Kids join the packing fun: In-      through the security line with ease.
                                                                                              stead of carrying a variety of toys,     And since these products can be
                                                                                              books and other forms of entertain-      used by children and adults, there’s
                                                                                              ment for your children, allow each       no need to purchase a complete set
                                                                                              child to pack one small bag of fa-       of travel products for each member
                                                                                              vorites. Remind them they have to        of the family. With travel-sized items,
                                                                                              carry it so they’ll be less likely to    you save both money and space in
                                                                                              bring unnecessary items.                 your bags.
                                Learn more at 402-476-2729                        •Over the limit: If you’re flying,       Relax and enjoy the experience.
                                                                                VOICE NEWS        HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE, Thursday, November 15, 2012 - Page 5

Essink’s                                                                            Holiday greetings from Complete
begin new
venture in                                                                          Chiropractic and Wellness Center!
metal works
                                                                       Submitted by Complete Chiropractic                 3. When it comes to footwear, com-      here to help. The past year has come
                                                                                  and Wellness Center                 fort and support should take priority.      with plenty of changes for our office,
                                                                           It’s that time of year again, the hustle   Mall floors are hard and unforgiving        with a new facility and the addition of
Submitted by ERI Metal Works                                           and bustle of holiday shopping sea-            and will take their toll on your knees,     licensed massage therapist, April
       and Essink Repair                                               son will soon begin. And, as Black Fri-        hips and low back if your shoes aren’t      Deveaux. What hasn’t changed is our
    Rick and Wendy Essink                                              day approaches, we here at Complete            right.                                      dedication to providing the absolute
have owned their own busi-                                             Chiropractic urge you to treat your                4. Leave your purse at home. Take       best patient care possible.
ness, Essink Repair Inc., since                                        holiday shopping as an athletic event          only those items that are absolutely            In fact, starting in January, we are
1998. Earlier this spring, they                                        to ward off the stress and strain that         essential (driver’s license, credit card,   happy to announce that we will be of-
decided to expand their busi-                                          often accompanies this otherwise joy-          etc.), and make sure you bring heavy        fering our services at a second loca-
ness which is where ERI Metal                                          ous season.                                    shopping bags to your car rather than       tion in Adams. This will allow us to
Works began. ERI Metal                                                     We’d like to offer the following           lugging them around with you.               better accommodate some of our pa-
Works specializes in custom                                            check list to help you avoid back, neck            5. Plan frequent breaks into your       tients from a little further south. Also,
signs - whether it be for your                                         and other musculoskeletal pain:                shopping day, at least once every hour      due to popular demand, we will be
door, your garden, your busi-                                              1. Drink plenty of water through-          for most people. Those with less            changing our hours a little to include
ness or anything else you can                                          out the day to keep your body hy-              stamina may need to take a break ev-        some Saturday appointment times
imagine.                                                               drated.                                        ery 20-30 minutes.                          (look for further details soon). As al-
    Just recently, ERI was ap-                                             2. Stretch before and after a long             In the event that these tips aren’t     ways, we truly appreciate the support
proved to design, produce and                                          day of shopping. Odds are, you will be         quite enough to keep your shopping          shown to our business from the com-
sell officially licensed Univer-                                       doing more walking than usual, make            season from pushing your body past          munity, and wish everyone a happy
sity of Nebraska (R) items!                                            sure you prepare your body for the             its breaking point, know that Complete      and healthy holiday season.
    Essink Repair and ERI Metal Kyle Essink is one of Rick and increased activity.                                    Chiropractic and Wellness Center is             Yours in health, Dr. Brian Garton
Works pride themselves on at- Wendy Essink’s sons who was                                                                                                                  and family, and CCWC staff
tention to detail and producing helping display the family’s work at
a quality product. You can visit the Norris Craft Fair recently. Their to view other children, Ryan, Adam and
recent projects. Plans are in the Meghan Essink also are involved in
works to update the website to the family business, either welding,
allow for online ordering in the painting or marketing the signs.
near future.                                Linda Bryant/VOICE NEWS

Check out gift cards
    (NAPSA)-According to the Of-         card is good for at least five years
fice of the Comptroller of the Cur-      after being added. If an expired card
rency, sometimes you should look         still has money left, find out whether
a gift horse in the mouth-or at least    the card can be reissued with a new
look over gift cards before giving       expiration date.
them for the holidays. Gift cards can        • For lost or stolen cards, find out
be convenient and valuable. But be       whether you can get a replacement.
careful, these experts warn; the         Is there a fee for the new card? If
popular cards may have costs and         someone else uses the card after it’s
restrictions.                            lost or stolen, is that money cred-
What To Look For When Buying             ited to the replacement card?               Dr. Brian Garton has invested in a new office for Complete
    • First, look at the fine print on       • Keep the receipt for the gift card    Chiropractic in Hickman and is opening a second location
the card or call the toll-free number    purchase and write down the card            in January in Adams.
listed. You may find that some cards     number. These may be needed if you
come with fees. A fee could be           or the person you give it to needs a
charged when you buy the card or         replacement.
make a high number of transactions.          • Find out where you can use the
Fees can also be levied if you           card. A store gift card can often be
haven’t used the card for a year and     used only at the store where it was
then you may be charged a fee ev-        purchased (or related stores). Other
ery month. Other fees may be ap-         gift cards, such as those with a con-
plied when you make a balance in-        nection to American Express, Dis-
quiry, add funds to the card, or re-     cover, MasterCard or Visa, can be used
place a lost or stolen card.             at many locations around the world.
    • Next, see if the card has an ex-   Some gift cards can even be used to
piration date. By law, gift cards is-    withdraw cash at an ATM machine.
sued after August 22, 2010, may not                     Learn More
expire for at least five years after         For more about gift cards, visit
purchase. Also, money added to a

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                                                                                                                         keyring or finding yourself out of range when you really need to warm up or
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                                                                                 50% off
                                                                                                                 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  Get on Santa’s list now                                                                                                     By Linda Bryant,                for it in your monthly bill or find it on
                                                                                 any sale                                 VOICE NEWS co-publisher             our                          website.-
     Small Business                                                             priced rod                           The VOICE News has been busy as
                                                                                                                 work, much like elves in Santa's work-
                                                                                                                                                                  We also use the newspaper to thank
                                                                                    instock1 day only            shop, getting ready for the holiday          not only our advertisers but also our
    Saturday, Nov. 24                                                                                            season. The Christmas art books - 30
                                                                                                                 years worth- are out of the box- and
                                                                                                                                                              readers, for supporting their home-
                                                                                                                                                              town newspaper by subscribing, buy-
                                                                                                                 now even more convenient on the com-         ing ads, shopping with our advertis-
                                                                                                                 puter, for our sales consultants to share    ers, buying photos from our website,
                                               Gift Certificates                                                 with our advertisers. The Christmas art      and telling their friends and neighbors
                                                                                                                 is always colorful and eye catching- be      and businesses about their hometown
                                              are perfect for the                                                sure to ask your ad consultants to see       newspaper. We truly count on each
                                               fisherman; they                                                   the art books. We have new Christmas         subscriber and advertiser to help us
                                              can use it all year                                                greeting books each year with Christ-        continue the tradition began in 1978 of
                                                                                                                 mas greeting and thank yours that are        covering the local news of the area. Bill
                                                   for fishing                                                   published before Christmas, most are         and I purchased the newspaper in
                                                 tackle & gear                                                   in the December 20 edition-our annual        1982 and got involved in our commu-
                                                                                                                 Christmas greeting issue, but some           nity serving on village boards, educa-
                                                                                            Clearance Sale       businesses prefer to wait to thank cus-      tion committees, community founda-
            5581 So. 48th                                                                   50% off              tomers until the New Year- in the Dec.
                                                                                                                 27 or Jan. 3 issue. It is like picking out
                                                                                                                                                              tions, as youth group leaders, and
                                                                                                                                                              other community projects over the
         near 48th & Hwy. 2, Lincoln                                                          on selected        a Christmas greeting for your custom-        years, as well as sending our son to the
                                                                                          fishing line ,lures,   ers who have become your friends             local public school, attending church
       in Briarhurst Shopping Center                                                        soft plastic baits   through your association with them           in the community, and making our
                                                                                                 &more           throughout the years, filling either a
                                                                                                                 pleasant shopping experience or help-
                                                                                                                                                              home here since 1978-the year we got
                                                                                                                                                              married. The newspaper is a huge part
   7:30 6:30 Mon. Sat.           7:30 - 5 Sun.                                                                   ing you when the plumbing pipes freeze       of our life, which means our readers
                                                                                                                 or you need to replace your carpet or        and advertisers are a huge part of our
                                                                                                                 get it cleaned. Businesses do not have       life. Know that we bring you the news

 Practically Perfect.                                                                                            the time or often the resources to send
                                                                                                                 out personal thank you notes to all
                                                                                                                 their customers, so they use the VOICE
                                                                                                                 to reach their customers in southeast
                                                                                                                                                              as unbiased as possible, as fairly and
                                                                                                                                                              accurately as possible and with the
                                                                                                                                                              knowledge that people are inherently
                                                                                                                                                              good, although bad things happen.
                                                                                                                 Nebraska with Christmas greetings and        We remember the sad stories, as well
                                                                                                                 thank yous..                                 as the triumphs. We take the most joy
                                                                                                                     I've always enjoyed helping busi-        in reporting the accomplishments of
                                                                                                                 nesses with their marketing for the          the young and the recognition of the
                                                                        Gift Certificates!                       holidays. For one thing, it is usually a     adult population who give back to
                                                                                                                 great time to be in business, although       their community.
                                                                        A gift certificate is a                  you may be working harder and longer             We invite all of our subscribers to
                                                                        perfect, practical gift for              hours than ever, it usually pays off in      make the newspaper yours by writing
                                                                        students, commuters,                     the form of increased business, in-          letters to the editor, calling in story
                                                                                                                 creased revenue. Some businesses are         ideas, submitting quality photos of
                                                                        family & friends. Use it for:            totally pumped for Christmas as that is      events in a timely manner, and this
                                                                                                                 when they do half of their sales for the     year we again invite you to submit old
                                                                        Gas • Car Washes                         year, driven totally by the gift giving      pictures of past Christmases. Pictures
                                                                        Snacks • Beverages                       public. One of the many things I have        must be 10 years old or more and must
                                                                                                                 learned over the past 30 years is that it    include a sentence or two about who
                                                                                                                 is never too early to start planning for     is in the picture, what they are doing,
                                                       402-792-2400 • 68th & Hickman Rd.                         the holidays-marketing seems to take         when (date) and where (town) it hap-
                                                                                                                 place earlier and earlier. There is some     pened. We will use these pictures in
                                                       Open Daily 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.                        reluctance on the part of people to          our December 20 Christmas issue. New
                                                                                                                 seriously look at the Christmas ads          this year is our question for another
                                                       Visit us online at                         until Halloween is past, but that doesn't    feature for the Christmas issue- our
                                                                                                                 mean the holiday marketing plans             goal is to get 75 to 100 answers to the
 Available at U-Stop convenience stores all over Lincoln and Titan U-Stop in Hickman.                            haven't been in place for months.            question "What is the best gift you
                                                                                                                     As a matter of fact, at the newspa-      ever gave to someone and why? And
                                                                                                                 per, we plan ahead for a full year. We       Question 2- What is your favorite
      Give a personal gift that lasts all year long:                                                             need to get all of our special sections
                                                                                                                 and holiday issues lined up so that
                                                                                                                                                              Christmas carol. Please also include a
                                                                                                                                                              head shot of yourself or any photo -
                                                                                                                 advertisers have that information to         we can always crop out extra stuff in

                                  A subscription to the VOICE!
                                                                                                                 make their plans and budget accord-          the picture- and tell us where you live.
                                                                                                                 ingly to be included.. And, there are        Please email your answers, or mail or
                                                                                                                 some stories and special issues we           drop them off at the Bennet or Hickman
                                     Know what’s happening in your community, get involved, learn about          start working on months ahead of time.       office by December 13.
                                     your neighbors, make your home and community a safe and friendly place.     This magic doesn't happen overnight.             Here is wishing everyone a pros-
                                                                                                                 In December we will be sending out our       perous, healthy and happy holiday
                                                               What’s inside every week:                         new special section calendar, so watch       season.

                                                   100s of photos of
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                                                   •City & County news
                                                                                                                    Thoughtful Gifts
                                                   •Sheriffs Reports
                                                   •School Sports                                                   for the Holidays!
                                                   •Club & Church News
                                                   •Academic Awards
                                                   •Plays and Musicals

                                                   •Business ads & sales

                                                   •Recipes- local cooks

                                                   •Town Festivals

                                                   •Feature Stories
                                                   •Legal Notices from
                                                   the counties, schools,
                                                   villages & businesses
                                                   •Special Sections-                                              •Collectible coins
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                                                                                    VOICE NEWS             HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE, Thursday, November 15, 2012 - Page 7

Becoming an American Tailor
        Submitted by Emsud’s
    Nestled between big box stores        ations in 1998, giving the family a         eryday suit for work or simply fash-
and national chains in south Lincoln,     taste of the American Dream.                ionable denim and sweaters for the
you will find Emsud’s Clothiers, a fam-       In September 1999, the family cel-      weekend. Shoes, belts, bowties and
ily owned and operated men’s cloth-       ebrated becoming American citizens.         outerwear are also part of the store’s
ing store. Whenever you stop in,          In the few years since their arrival in     selection. All items in the store are
you’ll be assisted by a member of the     Lincoln, they had purchased their           carefully selected to offer the cus-
Deumic family, who considers every        first home, built a successful alter-       tomer quality and style at a reason-
customer to be a neighbor and a new       ations business, and were able to           able price. Emsud’s strives to offer
friend. Emsud’s is blessed to have cre-   afford to send their oldest child to        guaranteed satisfaction with 35 years
ated a network of close friends who       college at UNL.                             of tailoring experience to ensure a
have helped with the expansion of not         Through the continued hard work         perfect fit for you each and every
only business, but family. The suc-       of every family member, the business        time. With all of the alterations being
cess Emsud’s has experienced              was able to expand into men’s retail.       done on location, an out-of-town
through the years would not have          Over time, they kept expanding and          customer can pick out their suit in
been possible without the support of      eventually landed at their current and      the morning, and pick it up freshly
everyone in the local community.          largest location to date at 27th and        tailored in the afternoon before re-
    Emsud’s story begins in Lincoln,      Pine Lake Road. Each family member          turning home.
in 1993, having just emigrated from       is still very active in the business,           Most customers continue to find
Bosnia. With a long history and great     keeping it completely family owned          Emsud’s Clothiers through the rec-
passion in tailoring and clothing in      and operated to provide the cus-            ommendations of friends. The ac-
the Deumic family tree, Emsud and         tomer a personal, small-town service        complishments of the family is proof
his wife, Samka, worked tirelessly        that can be rare in metro areas.            that anyone who is willing to work
day and night for years to reach the          The store offers a wide variety of      hard and have determination, with a
goal of opening their own alterations     clothing, fitting personalities from        good product, can still find great
business to provide a better future       the classic to the edgy. Emsud’s can        success in this country.                  Emsud’s Clothiers offers a large selection of fine men’s
for their children in this country. The   dress you from head to toe, whether             “Be the best, and be honest,”         clothing from top-notch suits and ties, to dress shirts and
years of hard work paid off with the      you’re looking for the perfect suits        Emsud says, “and people will come         fine denim.                               Photo submitted
opening of Emsud’s Expert Alter-          to dress your wedding party, the ev-        back.”

 A gift is just a gift, unless it comes from the heart
             Submitted by
      Frerking Custom Works               sive manufacturing capabilities, they       sonalized touch on your firearm, knife    cleaning to building a custom rifle or    tion.
    Stop in at Frerking Custom Works      are able to offer a “one-of-a-kind” fire-   or gun case. The possibilities are        pistol.                                      Frerking Custom Works offers
and talk with one of the guys for per-    arm for that special someone; includ-       nearly endless! Frerking Custom               Travis and his entire staff would     competitive prices and the one-on-
sonal, one-on-one help to pick out the    ing the FCW15 (their custom version         Works can provide the one-of-a-kind       also like to take a moment this holi-     one service you are looking for. FCW
perfect gift for that sporting enthusi-   of the AR15), a custom bolt action rifle    touch to make your projects and items     day season to send a special “Thank       is located three miles south of
ast. FCW is packed with firearms,         or a custom pistol. Any of these would      uniquely yours.                           You” to all their customers who have      Cortland on Highway 77. Hours for
ammo, scopes and tons of accesso-         make the perfect gift.                         FCW has the most gunsmithing           supported them over the years. They       FCW are Monday through Friday 9-6
ries. If you are not sure what to get,        New this year…laser engraving.          capabilities around. They are able to     understand that their reason to exist     and Saturday 9-1. So, stop by or give
pick a gift certificate.                  They are capable of almost any de-          accommodate almost any firearm need       is to serve their customers’ needs, and   Travis, Ben, Drew or Jason a call at
    Need something extra special?         sign on wood, painted metal surfaces,       and service customers in a timely man-    will continue to strive to meet their     402-798-8383, or check them out on
With Frerking Custom Works exten-         glass, crystal or plastic. Put a per-       ner. They do anything from a basic        goal of complete customer satisfac-       the web at

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Simplify the holiday season with these tips
    (NAPSA)-Have the holidays                        you’re not rushed.                                 Grandparents will likely value a         4. Prep ahead. Chop, measure                    6. Organize your grocery list
become more stressful than joy-                           • Revisit family traditions.                  photo album or a framed piece of      and prepare as much as possible                 by department to save time at the
ful? Want to simplify the season                     Think about holidays past.                         children’s art far more than ex-      before the big holiday meal.                    store.
and actually have the time and                       Which activities were most                         pensive presents.                        5. F a k e i t . N o t e v e r y t h i n g      7. Shop your own cupboards
energy to enjoy the holidays?                        worth the effort? Focus on what                       • Shop strategically. Some-        needs to be made from scratch.                  first to see what you already
It’s time to stop the insanity and                   makes you and your family                          times, the places that save you       Delicious cookies, desserts and                 have.
get back to holiday basics. Stay                     happy and eliminate what                           the most money might surprise         candy can be bought premade.
focused on what’s really impor-                      doesn’t.                                           you. Shop locally and find great
tant this season with these tips                          • Don’t overcommit. You don’t                 bargains and personal service.
to prevent you from overstress-
ing and overspending. You can
save time, money and trouble and
still celebrate in style. Here are
                                                     need to say “yes” to every invi-
                                                     tation. Save room in your sched-
                                                     ule for things that might pop up.
                                                          • Keep it simple. Don’t overdo
                                                                                                        Seven Tips for
                                                                                                        the Big Holiday Meal
                                                                                                           1. Make it potluck. Ask your
                                                                                                        guests to contribute an appe-
                                                                                                                                               The natural Christmas tree
                                                                                                                                                 Submitted by Dave Titterington
hints that can help:                                 the table settings and decora-                     tizer, side or dessert. Ask visit-         The Wild Bird Habitat Store                or lurking predators. And when the
    • Get ready. Inventory your                      t i o n s . Yo u r g u e s t s w i l l e n j o y   ing relatives to make breakfast,            The Christmas tree is a prod-             glass decorations that hung so
supplies early on. Get wrapping                      themselves just as much even                       so you can focus on the turkey.         uct of Nature herself, just an in-            precariously from the limbs of
p a p e r, t a p e , r i b b o n s , s t a m p s ,   without a complicated, expen-                         2. Plan your menu and stick          fant in time when compared to the             these trees in a warm living room
boxes, and pantry staples (such                      sive centerpiece.                                  to your list. You’ll save money.        diminishing old growth forests.               are replaced with bits of suet and
as sugar and flour) well in ad-                           • Focus on gifts from the                        3. Quality over quantity. You        But these trees have served their             seeds, along with garlands of pop-
vance of the holidays. You may                       heart. Give gifts that show your                   don’t need seven vegetable              mother well. Although carefully               corn and fruits, they will then also
find discounted items when                           love-not the size of your wallet.                  sides and six pies. Keep it simple.     cultivated by the hand of man, cut            provide a source of nourishment
                                                                                                                                                fresh in their youth, then brought            for the wildlife that seeks their
                                                                                                                                                indoors for our Holiday enjoy-                beckoning shelter. And once
                    Santa Claus, the original                                                                                                   ment, these miniature giants carry            again, mothers and sons, fathers
                                                                                                                                                a history of their own.                       and daughters, families and

         “American Picker” shops                                                                                                                    These special trees we place in
                                                                                                                                                a stand, carefully water, and then
                                                                                                                                                decorate with bright lights and
                                                                                                                                                shiny ornaments, may at one time
                                                                                                                                                                                              friends, can gather to celebrate the
                                                                                                                                                                                              remaining days of these trees that
                                                                                                                                                                                              we treasured so dearly for a few
                                                                                                                                                                                              short moments in time.
          The Aardvark Antique Mall                                                                                                             have hidden a frightened bird
                                                                                                                                                dodging a sharp-eyed predator.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Natural Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                              tree ideas
                                                                                                                                                They may have provided shelter                    Suet Cubes: Cut 10 inch pieces
                                                                                                                                                for a group of birds from the blus-           of string and tie the ends together.
   Featuring Holiday Décor & Gifts                                                                                                              tery north winds of winter. The               Lay the knotted end down in the
       from over 260 dealers                                                                                                                    sturdy boughs of these young                  bottom of an ice-cube tray. On low
                                                                                                                                                trees could have gently clutched              heat melt suet or lard in a pan stir-
                                                                                                                                                the woven twigs and grasses of a              ring in bird seeds, peanut butter
                  Gift Certificates                                                                                                             bird’s delicate                                                  and nut pieces.
                     Available                                                                                                                  nest       which                                                 When melted,
                                                                                                                                                brought forth                                                    pour the mixture
                                                                                                                                                new life. Or, they                                               in the ice-cube
                                                                                                                                                may have pro-                                                    trays with the
                                                                                                                                                vided the final                                                  string. Place in
                                                                                                                                                perch of an old                                                  the refrigerator
                                                                                                                                                and weathered                                                    to cool and
                                                                                                                                                avian friend. The                                                harden. Remove
                                                     402-464-5100                                                                               trees of Christ-                                                 the suet cubes
                                                                                                                                                mas present,                                                     from the tray and
                 5800 Arbor Road • Lincoln                                                                                                      which        once                                                hang on the tree
                 (Just South & East of I-80 & North 56th)                                                                                       helped to hold                                                   branches.
                                                                                                                                                the landscape in place, contribut-                Fruit Wreath: Cut 10 inch
                                                                                                                                                ing to the natural world, now pro-            pieces of thin wire. Thread a vari-
                                                                                                                                                vide for us as a center piece dur-            ety of diced fresh fruit, or dried
                                                                                                                                                ing this most beautiful of festive            fruit, onto the wire. Cranberries
                                                                                                                                                seasons. When adorned, they stir              work well and add color. Once you
                                                                                                                                                the dreams of young children                  have threaded the fruit on the wire,
                                                                                                                                                while conjuring up past memories              bend in a circle and twist the ends
                                                                                                                                                for those whose belief of a jolly             of the wire together. Hang from
                                                                                                                                                fat man dressed in red, sliding               tree limbs.
                                                                                                                                                down a soot filled chimney, have                  Peanut Tassels: Thread a
                                                                                                                                                long since faded.                             needle with strong line through 6
                                                                                                                                                    But, once the tattered wrap-              to 10 peanuts. Tie a small twig on
                                                                                                                                                pings and unfurled bows from the              the opposite end to prevent the
                                                                                                                                                long awaited opening of the gifts             peanuts from slipping off. Remove
                                                                                                                                                have been pushed aside; once the              the needle and tie a loop in the
                                                                                                                                                strings of colorful lights and as-            end of the string. Hang the loop
                                                                                                                                                sorted ornaments have been care-              on tree branches.
                                                                                                                                                fully packed away to wait another                 Pine Cone Feeder: Attach a
                                                                                                                                                year, the life of these trees we be-          string to the end of a pine cone.
                                                                                                                                                friended can once again, in their             Generously spread peanut butter
                                                                                                                                                remaining days, provide one last              on the pine cone. Roll the peanut
                                                                                                                                                benefit to the natural world. When            butter covered pine cone through
                                                                                                                                                retired to the backyard, these                a bird seed mixture. Tie the bird
                                                                                                                                                worn-out and tired symbols of                 seed coated pine cone to a tree
                                                                                                                                                Christmas, which families gath-               branch.
                                                                                                                                                ered around to express their love                 Popcorn Garland: With a
                                                                                                                                                for each other and celebrate the              needle and thread, string popped
                                                                                                                                                season, can provide a renewed                 popcorn onto the line. You may
                                                                                                                                                source of enjoyment. Placed back              add cranberries, fresh or dried
                                                                                                                                                in the outdoors, these trees of               fruits and peanuts. Make it as long
                                                                                                                                                Christmas past can once again                 as you want to. Wrap the garland
                                                                                                                                                provide shelter for feathered visi-           around the tree from top to bot-
                                                                                                                                                tors from the harsh winter winds              tom.

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                                                                                 VOICE NEWS         HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE, Thursday, November 15, 2012 - Page 9

Treasures, trinkets &     Four Star Card and Gift
timeless memories at      Gallery now a Pandora Gold dealer
the Aardvark Antique Mall
                                                                                     Submitted by Four Star Card
                                                                                           and Gift Gallery            charms and other finely crafted      showcase department in Four Star
                                                                                     Four Star Card and Gift Gallery   jewelry, all designed to help you    Card and Gift Gallery.
           Story submitted by                                                     is very excited to announce they     celebrate life’s unforgettable mo-       Four Star was named best place
        Aardvark Antique Mall            When you’re searching for “the           are Lincoln’s only Pandora Gold      ments. See the entire line of        to buy cards and gifts for the sixth
   Do you want to find interesting       thing” or “the things” you love, it      dealers. Pandora is famous for its   Pandora jewelry in the new Pandora   year in a row in the 2012 KFOR Best
antiques and collectibles like the       can be like an exciting treasure                                                                                   of Lincoln survey.
“American Pickers” find? Do you          hunt. Aardvark’s friendly and                                                                                          Famous for its friendly service
need to find a “special” Christmas       knowledgeable staff is on hand to                                                                                  and unmatched selection of gifts
gift? Are you looking for holiday        make your treasure hunt at our                                                                                     and fashion favorites. Four Star
decorations that you won’t find in       store an enjoyable experience.                                                                                     Card and Gift Gallery is a holiday
“the usual” stores? Stop in at the          We have more than 260 dealers                                                                                   shopping tradition in Lincoln.
Aardvark Antique Mall in Lincoln.        with 650 spaces of interesting and                                                                                     Four Star has long been known
You will be glad you did!                collectible items, with recently dis-                                                                              for its keepsake quality gifts like
   If you have just decided to get       covered treasures brought in daily.                                                                                nativities, lighted villages, and
into collecting, are a seasoned col-     Aardvark Antique Mall is open                                                                                      Christmas ornaments, but Four Star
lector, or if you just have an appre-    daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., except                                                                                also has your fashion favorites like
ciation for items that were made in      on major holidays. We are easy to                                                                                  Vera Bradley, Life is Good,
a time when things were made to          find. Take exit #495 off of I-80. We                                                                               Baggalini, and now, Pandora jew-
last…you’ll find 25,000 square feet      are located one block south and                                                                                    elry.
of interesting and unique items at       two blocks east at 5800 Arbor                                                                                          Four Star opens at 8 a.m. Friday
Aardvark Antique Mall.                   Road.                                                                                                              November 23, for their big after-
   Collecting is a great hobby that         Aardvark Antique Mall … a trea-                                                                                 Thanksgiving sale.
we would love to help you enjoy.         sure hunting experience.                                                                                               From November 24 to December
                                                                                                                                                            23 Four Star has extended holiday

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                                                                                                                                                            day through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                            Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun-

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   Submitted by First State Bank         process a little smoother. You can
                                                                                                                                                                Experience the magic of seeing
                                                                                                                                                            all the wonderful gifts and fashion
                                                                                                                                                            items displayed for the holidays.
    The Christmas Season is a busy       begin looking at houses in the                                                                                         For the latest information or to
time of year. First State Bank under-    spring without worrying about the        Santa with live reindeer is a very popular annual event that              shop online go to Four Star ’s
stands that time can be tough to         financing and getting documents to       will be held Sunday, December 9 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Four Star              website
come by, especially during the holi-     the bank. While everyone else is         at 55th and Old Cheney Road.                Photo submitted
days. That’s why this year our gift      driving applications around, you
to you is…Time!
    No, we can’t add a day to the
                                         can be moving into your dream
                                                                                                      Why I Love Nebraska at Christmas
calendar, but we can make some of           Person to Person payments us-           When it’s Christmas in Nebraska    “Cause the snow’s up to your So I guess I’ll hang around,
life’s everyday things a little easier   ing Popmoney speed up payments             And the gentle breezes blow,       butt.                               I could never leave Nebraska --
and more convenient.                     to friends and family. No more cut-        About seventy miles an hour        You take a breath of Christmas air My feet are frozen to the ground”
    We love seeing our customers in      ting a check and waiting for it to be      And its fifty-two below,           And your nostrils both freeze shut,
the lobby, but understand there are      cashed – you can make a payment                                                                                                    --Unknown
                                                                                    You can tell you’re in Nebraska    The weather here is wonderful,
times when you just can’t make the       and receive a payment in as little as
trip. Setting up on-line banking at      one day! Popmoney can be used to allows you the free-        pay the babysitter, the person clear-
dom to check on your account and         ing snow and a variety of other tasks
move money around from the con-          that we normally write checks for.
venience of your home. On-line           No more checks will save you money
banking allows you to cross off one      and not having a check to deposit
more thing on the “to do” list.          saves time!
    Winter is also a time when people       These products were designed
begin to plan a potential move in        to make banking a little easier and
the spring or summer. With our on-       more convenient so you have more
line mortgage applications, you can      time during the holidays to be with
begin the process from home where        family and friends.
all your documents are most readily         From all of us at First State Bank
available. Getting a jumpstart on fi-    Nebraska – Thank You and Merry
nancing makes the home buying            Christmas!
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and
goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
                                                              ~ Calvin Coolidge
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Giving thanks to the volunteers
   Submitted by Lincoln/Lancaster            the greatest people
    County Habitat for Humanity              in and around the
    There are many reasons why Lin-          Lincoln area.
coln/Lancaster County Habitat for               Although this
Humanity is thankful every day. Dur-         question is very
ing the first half of this year’s building   easy to answer,
season, I was thankful for my WON-           there is still so much
DERFUL volunteers! The volunteers            more to be said for
that come through Habitat are a con-         my thankfulness to-
stant inspiration to staff and               wards the past,
homeowners. The generosity and kind-         present and future
ness of individuals coming to volun-         volunteers. There is
teer their time for others is more than      nothing better than
enough reason to give thanks this time       going out to a construction site      within Lincoln/Lancaster County
of year, and all year.                       and hearing laughter and the          Habitat for Humanity are a constant
Why am I thankful for volunteers?            swinging of hammers; or going to      reminder of everything that is great
   This question is very easy to answer:     a committee or Board of Director’s    in this world.                         The Merman family has built an inviting space for enter-
   · Habitat would not exist with-           meeting and seeing the teamwork          Time is money, and even the         taining and wine tasting in Ashland, but also hold events
out them.                                    of the individuals who have be-       “priceless” volunteer hours given      at the vineyards near Bennet during warm weather.
   · Habitat homeowners would not            come friends through volunteering,    by a generous city can be trans-
have homes.
   · I would not have met some of
                                             helping to make someone’s life just
                                             a little bit better. The volunteers
                                                                                   lated into dollars and cents. The
                                                                                   information below shows just how
                                                                                                                          Wine tasting in Ashland,
                                                                                   good-hearted and generous neigh-
                                                                                   bors have been.
                                                                                                                           ours    Bennet you can’
                                                                                                                          tours in Bennet – you can’t
                                                                                      For those of you who might
                                                                                   wonder why Habitat is so thankful      go wrong with Glacial Till
                                                                                   for volunteers, here are some cold                     Submitted by Glacial Till Winery
                                                                                   hard facts since the start of 2012:       Stop by the tasting room just in time for some holiday fun.
                                                                                      · 7100+ hours have been volun-      With a variety of award-winning wines, unique gifts and local art
                                                                                   teered total                           available, there’s something for everyone. Come and enjoy a fun
                                                                                      · Nearly 1400 volunteers have       and relaxing afternoon or evening with us at our tasting room in
                                                                                   volunteered these hours                downtown Ashland, or make a reservation and tour our family
                                                                                      · The Value of Volunteer hours in   owned winery in Bennet. Either way you can’t go wrong, and you
                                                                                   Nebraska averages $16.77 per hour      may even find some gifts and goodies for the holidays. Visitors
                                                                                      • 7100 hours x $16.77 =             are always welcome.
                                                                                       $119,067 worth of service

                                                                                                                                                           For gifts that
                                                                                                                                                           give back, think
                                                                                                                                                           vehicle donation
                                                                                                                                                               (NAPSA)-This holiday season,
                                                                                                                                                           giving a generous gift doesn’t have
                                                                                                                                                           to mean breaking the bank. Instead,
                                                                                                                                                           you can get on the road to giving
                                                                                                                                                           joy by donating your old car. Ve-
                                                                                                                                                           hicle donation is one gift option
                                                                                                                                                           that’s sometimes overlooked, but,
                                                                                                                                                           to charities, it’s the gift that keeps
                                                                                                                                                           on giving.
                                                                                                                                                               A recent donation behavior
                                                                                                                                                           study found that nearly three out
                                                                                                                                                           of four Americans have made chari-
                                                                                                                                                           table contributions in the last five
                                                                                                                                                           years. Of these, 69 percent donated
                                                                                                                                                           cash, 67 percent donated used
                                                                                                                                                           goods and 47 percent donated their
                                                                                                                                                               According to the report, how-
                                                                                                                                                           ever, only 6 percent have ever do-
                                                                                                                                                           nated a used vehicle and 76 percent
                                                                                                                                                           of the rest said they never even con-
                                                                                                                                                           sidered doing so.
                                                                                                                                                               The program’s partners, which
                                                                                                                                                           include the National Kidney Foun-
                                                                                                                                                           dation, The Humane Society of the
                                                                                                                                                           United States, Society of St. Vincent
                                                                                                                                                           de Paul, the American Heart Asso-
                                                                                                                                                           ciation, select chapters of Ronald
                                                                                                                                                           McDonald House Charities, Boy
                                                                                                                                                           Scouts of America, and the Yellow
                                                                                                                                                           Ribbon Registry Network, work
                                                                                                                                                           closely with it to demonstrate the
                                                                                                                                                           benefits of vehicle donation.
                                                                                                                                                                To donate your car or learn more,
                                                                                                                                                           you can call (877) 557-1CAR or go
                                                                              VOICE NEWS               HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE, Thursday, November 15, 2012 - Page 11

Greenfield’s serves delicious lunch and dinner, too
   Submitted by Greenfield’s Cafe
                                                                                                                              Make a plan to reduce
   Greenfield’s Cafe serves fresh, ca-
sual style breakfasts and delicious
lunches and dinners. Choose from
                                          cheon, we handle all of the details.
                                             If you haven’t been to
                                          Greenfield’s recently, we invite you
                                                                                    again….and again…
                                                                                       You know us for breakfast and we
                                                                                    are confident you will love us for
                                                                                                                              seasonal shopping stress
our signature breakfast casseroles        back to enjoy all the new menu items!     lunch and dinner too!                        (NAPSA)-The best gift you can        products, visit their website at
and griddle items to our crowd pleas-     We think you will be pleasantly sur-         Greenfield’s Cafe at 87th and Hwy     give yourself this holiday season is or call (877)
ing burgers, soups and sandwiches,        prised and we know you will be back       2 across from Sam’s Club.                to start your preparations well in ad-   MFPA-USA.
in a distinctly warm and welcoming                                                                                           vance. Although reminders about              One of those artists is Cindi
environment.                                                                                                                 holiday shopping seem to arrive ear-     Bernhardt, who was paralyzed as a
   Breakfast is served anytime at                                                                                            lier each year, the lack of an actual    teenager as a result of a gymnastics
Greenfield’s. Enjoy Greenfield’s spe-                                                                                        plan can mean little gets done until     accident. Bernhardt paints with a
cialty omelettes, crepes, pancakes,                                                                                          the last few stressful weeks.            brush in her mouth and her “Crying
eggs, delicious bacon and much                                                                                                   To make your holidays merrier-       Eagle” painting to honor the emer-
more! For lunch or dinner, try our                                                                                           and less stressful-here’s a master       gency service people of 9/11 ap-
comfort food, from delicious meatloaf                                                                                        plan:                                    peared in The New York Times.
and pasta to soups, salads, burgers                                                                                                     September/October             Among the high points of her life
and more. All of our food is made                                                                                                Once life gets back on track after   was carrying the Winter Olympics
from scratch and, although that term                                                                                         the school starts, start to make some    torch on her wheelchair through the
might be too generic. there is some-                                                                                         lists. Who will you send cards to?       streets of Pasadena. Another of her
thing special about the way our food                                                                                         Who are you buying gifts for? Ask        passions is blues music, and one of
tastes, from our homemade soups                                                                                              family members where they plan to        her portraits of B.B. King was
and sauces and dressings, to our                                                                                             be for the holidays. This time also      signed by the legendary musician
fresh, never frozen burgers. We take                                                                                         offers a great opportunity to browse     and auctioned to raise money for
great pride in how we prepare all of                                                                                         through the stores that you’ve al-       an orphanage charity.
our items.                                                                                                                   ways meant to visit.                              November/December
   We also offer a catering menu to                                                                                              Don’t wait for Black Friday.             Now that you’ve earned your-
serve groups small and large. From                                                                                           These days, stores have special of-      self some breathing space, it is a
our great potato casseroles and                                                                                              fers all year round. With time on your   good time to start writing cards in
fresh fruit, to our sandwich platters                                                                                        side, look for innovative gift ideas.    preparation for posting. A holiday
and specialty salads, we have you         Jay Donaldson (left) and John Coffey (right) holding our Chunky                    Presents with thought behind them        card is always special to receive, so
covered for any occasion, whether a       Monkey dessert crepe and Napa Valley Greens respectively.                          are always appreciated more. Look        make it even more special by think-
small office breakfast or large lun-                                                     Photo submitted                     for cards that will be special for       ing carefully about the personal
                                                                                                                             friends and family to receive.           words you write inside. They will
 Organ donation: giving the gift of life                                                                                         For example, the Mouth and
                                                                                                                             Foot Painting Artists (MFPA) uses
                                                                                                                                                                      be on display in the homes of your
                                                                                                                                                                      friends or family for a few weeks, so
   (NAPSA)-It’s not often that a          lated to donation vary. You can learn         • Notify your family and friends.    reproductions of its artists’ unique,    make sure the message is from the
gift can actually give someone a          more about the donation process in        If you want to make the commit-          original paintings to produce holi-      heart. And don’t forget to pop in
second chance at life. However,           your state and sign up on your            ment to give the “gift of life,” it is   day cards, gift wrap and gift ideas      the envelope any personal photos
organ, eye and tissue donations do        state’s registry by visiting              helpful to tell your family and          such as desk calendars, books,           for your loved ones.
just that.                                             friends. Notify the people close to      prints and puzzles. The worldwide            Write up your holiday menu and
   Currently, more than 111,000               • Indicate your consent on your       you about your decision to be-           for-profit organization is owned and     confirm invitations for parties and
people in the United States are on        driver’s license. Most states allow       come an organ, eye, and tissue do-       run by disabled artists and helps        special meals.
the waiting list to receive a life-sav-   you to declare your organ donation        nor so they can support and verify       them earn their living through di-           With all this work behind you,
ing organ. Last year, organ donors        status on your driver’s license. The      your wishes if needed.                   rect sales to the public.                you will now have time to enjoy the
made more than 28,000 transplants         next time you renew your license,             • Declare your intent on docu-           If you don’t receive one of these    season with friends and family.
possible. And the need for organ          you may be able to register as an         ments. To add further verification       mailings and wish to buy MFPA            You’ll have earned it.
donors grows each day.                    organ donor on the spot. Check with       to your decision to become an or-
   Here’s how you can register to         your state’s department of motor          gan, eye and tissue donor, include
become a donor:                           vehicles to see if this is an option in   donation in advance directives,
   • Enroll with your state regis-        your state. In some states, you can       such as your will and living will.
try. Signing up to be a donor is a        also sign up online.                          To     learn     more,      visit
state-specific process, and laws re-                                      

  Surprise your loved ones this holiday season
 with authentic gifts and souvenirs from Russia.
    Unique variety of souvenirs, gifts, antiques, CD’s, movies, icons, books,
     groceries, liquors and much more imported from Europe and Russia.

                                          809 P St., Lincoln
                                          Located in Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket

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Fresh seafood for landlocked Lincolnites at Surf and Turf
     Submitted by Surf and Turf
    Locally owned and operated by        vidually packaged fish and seafood,       both fresh and frozen lines of meats          Customers can stay informed
Monte Conrad, Surf and Turf spe-         as well as beef, pork, poultry and        and seafood. When in season, shop-         about fresh seafood offerings by
cializes in only the freshest, highest   other exotic meats delivered in trucks    pers can find fresh and live shellfish     checking out their Facebook page
quality beef and seafood. “The fish      to Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and           including live lobster, dry (chem free)    (Surf & Turf Nebraska) and can find
you eat tonight from Surf and Turf       Kansas. Another facility was opened       sea scallops, clams, mussels, craw-        them at
could literally have been in the ocean   in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2004, ex-     fish and many kinds of crabs. Local        A store email newsletter is strongly
that morning,” says Monte, “and our      panding their territory coverage to       American fish from all coasts includ-      advised and is available on the
beef is top of the line and aged for     include Utah, Idaho, Montana, Ne-         ing migratory fish, like sashimi grade     company website. The store is cur-
flavor.”                                 vada and Wyoming.                         ahi tuna, swordfish, marlin, opah and      rently open Tuesday through Sun-
    Monte, an experienced business          In 2009, the Conrads decided they      escolar from Hawaii, are brought in        day.
man, has been in the seafood and         wanted to offer Lincolnites a source      every week. A full variety of fresh           Monte says, “While supermar-
meat industry for over 19 years. Af-     for fresh seafood flown in directly       seafood is flown in from Alaska in-        kets so called ‘fresh fish’ may have
ter graduating with a degree in busi-    from the coasts. They opened a Surf       cluding wild king, coho and sockeye        been in the store for days, what
ness from Nebraska Wesleyan,             and Turf retail store in south Lincoln,   salmon, rockfish, spot prawns and          you’ll find at Surf and Turf is flown
Monte began working in sales,            carrying fresh fish and seafood, and      ling cod. The gulf region provides         in daily and of the highest quality.
quickly moving from a position as        a year later, they also began to offer    live crawfish, gulf shrimp, snapper        Our beef is hand-cut the old fash-
regional manager to part owner of a      fresh aged beef. As sales grew, the       and stone crabs. Surf and Turf is able     ioned way––steaks are cut to the
national seafood company. In 2003,       retail store moved from its original      to source a huge selection of spe-         thickness you specify. Landlocked
Monte and his wife opened their own      location on south 48th to its present     cialty fish and the highest quality line   Lincolnites needn’t be deprived.
business––Surf and Turf Seafood          one at 5740 Old Cheney Road in the        of aged steaks, and they are more          They can eat fish tonight as fresh
Company. Headquartered in Lincoln,       Old Cheney Plaza.                         than happy to help with special or-        as fish served in coastal restau- Justin and an 8.6 pound
the company sold boat frozen indi-          Surf and Turf’s retail store offers    ders and requests.                         rants.”                               lobster. Photo submitted

                                                                                                                              Take the hassle out
                                                                                                                              of Holiday shopping
                                                                                                                               Submitted by Coffey and Company
                                                                                                                                  Imagine a relaxed holiday season          quick way to whip up an appetizer for an
                                                                                                                              with your shopping done, gifts wrapped        evening with friends, they’ve got you
                                                                                                                              and plenty of time to decorate your           covered. The second new offering is a
                                                                                                                              home and make special treats for your         full line of jewelry and scarves. Perfect
                                                                                                                              loved ones. Does this sound too good          for gift giving, or for that special holiday
                                                                                                                              to be true? Shopping locally can help         party, these pieces are beautiful and af-
                                                                                                                              you accomplish all of this and more!          fordable.
                                                                                                                                  Stop by Lincoln Interior Design stu-          Not sure what exactly to put on your
                                                                                                                              dio and home furnishing showroom              mantle or table before your holiday
                                                                                                                              Coffey and Company House of Interiors         party? No problem. With two Interior
                                                                                                                              for excellent customer service in a relaxed   Designers on staff, there is always some-
                                                                                                                              and inviting shopping atmosphere. Open        one available to help you choose just
                                                                                                                              9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday,          the right item. Running out of time and
                                                                                                                              with extended shopping hours Thurs-           need the perfect gift in a hurry? The staff
                                                                                                                              day evenings until 8 p.m. and Saturday        can help you select the gift, and wrap it
                                                                                                                              from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., they can take the        so beautifully your friends and family
                                                                                                                              hassle out of your holiday preparations.      will want to admire it before opening.
                                                                                                                                  When you visit, you will find an              Visit Coffey and Company at 3530 Vil-
                                                                                                                              unrivaled selection of gift items, home       lage Drive Suite 200 in Lincoln this holi-
                                                                                                                              furnishings, accessories and holiday          day season. They can also be reached at
                                                                                                                              décor that will help you give the per-        420-2277 or online at
                                                                                                                              fect gift, or create a look that is just      coffeyandcompany.
                                                                                                                              right for your home.
     Gift Certificates - a perfect gift for anyone                                                                                To make your holi-
                                                                                                                              days even more hassle
  Hand Cut Nebraska aged Steaks                              Lincoln’s ONLY FRESH Seafood                                     free, the showroom has
                                                                                                                              added two new offer-
                                                                       Flown in daily!                                        ings this holiday sea-
                                                                                                                              son: The first is a gour-
                                                Cheeses, Spices                                                               met food gallery featur-
                                               & other Gourmet                                                                ing some amazing spe-
                                               items for holiday                                                              cialty food items you
                                                  entertaining                                                                won’t find anywhere
                                                                 FFFresh made Shrimp Cocktail                                 else. So whether you are
                                                                                                                              looking for a perfect
                                                                                                                              hostess gift or just a
                                                                                       5 off                                           Gift Certificates
                                                                             25 purchase of
                                                                         seafood or steaks
                                                                        limit 1 per customer/household                                make Great Gifts!!
                                                                                                                               Come to The
                                                                                thru Dec. 31, 2012
        402-435-1200 • 800-475-4275                                                W/COUPON                                    Steak House for
                                                                                              a delicious,
       5740 Old Cheney Rd #15 Lincoln                             Send a gift for the holidays-
                 Tue - Fri: 11 am - 7 pm                                                                                       meal and
            Sat: 10 am-6 pm Sun: 1 pm-4 pm                       Delivery options throughout the U.S.                          prompt,courteous
       Find us on Facebook: Surf & Turf Nebraska                                                                               service. Or,
                                            CLIP & SAVE $5                                                                     simply relax and
                                                                                                                               unwind in our
                                                                                                                               Stoney Inn

                                                                                                                                  Serving great steaks since 1949

                                                                                                                                                                              over 60 years
                                                                                                                                                                                of serving
                                                                                                                                                 Steak • Chicken • Seafood

                                                                                                                                      The Steak House
                                                                                                                                   34th & Cornhusker, Lincoln • 466-2472
                                                                                                                               Take-Out Available
                                                                                                                                          Lunch: Mon. - Fri. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
                                                                                                                                             Dinner: Nightly from 5 p.m.
                                                                            VOICE NEWS              HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE, Thursday, November 15, 2012 - Page 13
Cutting-edge technology at a
century-old locally owned bank                                                     Lost in Fun is Lots of Fun
                                                                                              Where the Outdoor comes in!
                                                                                        Submitted by Lost in Fun
                                                                                      Fun and more!... Lost in Fun has      ferent areas to explore with a diversity     maze game in which people enter into
                                                                                  become a great place to entertain kids    of activities including four different in-   a Lost Temple and discover three trea-
                                                                                  of all ages and their families.           flatable jumpers, a glowing foam pit in      sures they need to obtain, but for their
                                                                                      Owners Scott and Monica Lieske        an out-of-space theme, a fun gym maze        surprise they are protected by lasers.
                                                                                  and their children have turned their      to climb, play-sets with swings, slides,     Kids, teenagers and adults can try to
                                                                                  love of spending time at the park into    rock and chain wall, a multi play room       defeat the clock by trying not to touch
                                                                                  an all season fun center. It just might   to play basketball with both dad and         the lasers. Fun huh?
                                                                                  be the most delightful “park” you         kid sized hoops. There’s also a cute             Parents and grandparents can sure
                                                                                  ever visit without worrying about the     toddler area with wee-sized activities,      join the fun, or relax at the picnic eat-
                                                                                  chilly winter, hot summer or rainy day.   a game room, four party rooms deco-          ing area, spending time with the family
                                                                                      This indoor play land is located      rated with spring, summer, fall and win-     or watching the fun. The adults don’t
                                                                                  inside of a 13,000 square foot build-     ter themes, and a snack bar area with a      pay to enter!!! Family interacting is the
                                                                                  ing in the fast growing area around       big screen TV where the whole family         name of the game!
                                                                                  14th and Yankee Hill Road in south-       can watch the football games and                 If you have a birthday coming up,
Joan Jungren, Toby Fisher, Bobbie Kunze, Rick Kunze, Spencer                      west Lincoln.                             more. The most recent addition Lost          you can reserve a private party room
Kunze and Tamara Kunze are ready to help their customers                              Visitors will encounter many dif-     in Fun added was a high tech laser           and have a great party in the indoor
with the latest in banking technology. Stop in to the Roca                                                                                                               play land of Lost in Fun, where you
Branch to see how they can help you. Cole Keeton/VOICE NEWS                                                                                                              can enhance it with piñatas, pizzas, etc.
            Submitted by                                                                                                                                                 Lost in Fun was voted First Place to
      State Bank of Table Rock                                                                                                                                           have a Birthday Party in 2012. The cen-
                                         along with specialty programs such
    Please come join us at the State                                                                                                                                     ter is also available for family reunions,
                                         as FSA, SBA, USDA and Farmer
Bank of Table Rock on Saturday,                                                                                                                                          church groups, Christmas or holiday
                                         Mac. Stop in at any of our conve-
December 1 starting at 1 p.m. in                                                                                                                                         parties, corporate parties, fundraisers
                                         nient locations in Roca, Table Rock,
Table Rock or Saturday, December                                                                                                                                         and club outings. LIF also offers gift
                                         DuBois, Pawnee City or Humboldt
8, from 9-11 a.m. in Roca, for a visit                                                                                                                                   cards, punch cards and memberships;
                                         to visit with any of our helpful staff
from Santa and his LIVE reindeer.                                                                                                                                        a perfect gift for the kids.
                                         regarding your banking needs.
There will be hot cocoa, coffee and                                                                                                                                          There is fun the entire week, Mon-
                                            We also offer a full service in-
holiday treats!                                                                                                                                                          day-Thursday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri-
                                         surance agency, Community Insur-
    It’s a wonderful time to remem-                                                                                                                                      day and Saturday from 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
                                         ance Group. The Agency is staffed
ber the birth of our Lord, and cel-                                                                                                                                      and Sundays from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Look
                                         with five full-time agents that write
ebrate the holidays with family and                                                                                                                                      at the latest news, closings or events
                                         auto, home, farm, crop insurance,
friends. We are a community bank                                                                                                                                         at their web site
                                         commercial, life and health insur-
that is locally and family owned for     ance. It is their goal to promote
three generations, and have been         long-term customer relationships,
around for over 127 years! We            and to be regarded as the most pro-
would like to show you how easy          fessional, independent insurance
changing banks can be!                   agency in southeast Nebraska. Be-
    Do you get tired of your bank        cause it is an independent agency,
finding new ways to charge you           the agents at Community Insurance
more? We keep banking simple and         Group are able to write policies with
even though we’re over a century         more than 35 different companies.
old; we have the latest cutting edge     This allows them to find the best
bank technology including Rock           possible coverage and rates for their
Free checking with E-Statements,         customers.
and coming January 1, our newest            As part of the bank family, let us
added features; Online Bill Pay and      help your family by determining the
Mobile Banking, all from the con-        right products and services for ev-
venience of your smart phone. We         ery stage of your life. We promise
also have Business Banking that          to help you get your accounts and
saves you money without the ac-          loans moved to a simple to use bank-
count analysis charges many banks        ing system that not only saves you
charge. Business Banking with the        money, but also provides you per-
Remote Deposit Capture feature al-       sonal one-on-one service! We
lows you to make deposits direct         know our customers by first name
from your business without having        and would love to welcome you into
to run to the bank. We understand        our family. Come visit your locally
your needs whether it’s Checking,        owned and operated community
Savings Accounts, IRAs or CDs. We        bank today!
are here to serve you with personal         Merry Christmas from our family
service on a first name basis. We        to yours. Rick and Bobbie Kunze
have a wide variety of lending pro-      and the staff from State Bank of
grams available at competitive rates,    Table Rock

    The time is near. Lost in Fun
      brings the holiday cheer!
                                 Make your holiday special,
                                  book your party today.

  Fun Gym
  Foam Pit
  Party Rooms                            50% off one pass
  Lost Laser Temple
                                         (Save up to $5.00)
                                         1 coupon per person, per
          Gift cards make great           day, per family. Not
           Christmas presents.
                                         valid with other coupons
                                               or for parties.

                                     Come celebrate New
                                       ear’s Eve
                                      Year’ s Eve with us!
 8431 Cody Drive           Hours:
 (15th & Yankee Hill Rd.)
                   Mon-Thur 10am-9pm
 402-261-0440      Fri-Sat 10am-9:30pm    Sun 11am-8pm
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Stutheit Implement in Syracuse                                      Celebrate the First                       Let Diet Center help
offers something for everyone                                       Week of December
                                                                      Start celebrating early to get the      with that unwanted
                                                                                                              holiday weight gain
                                                                    most out of the holiday.
                                                                    Decorate Early
                                                                        For many people, half the fun of
                                                                    the holiday is putting-up beautiful
                                                                    decorations and twinkling lights.
                                                                    Consider putting up decorations            Submitted by Diet Center
                                                                    right after Thanksgiving or even             The holidays are ap-
                                                                    earlier. That way they can be en-         proaching. Do you have
                                                                    joyed throughout the whole sea-           some extra pounds that you
                                                                    son. Ask friends and family to help,      have been carrying around
                                                                    and turn it into a fun decorating         for years and you are finally
                                                                    party.                                    ready to shed them?
                                                                        ·Provide the decorations to be           Whether you need to
                                                                    used. Use old ones and add some           lose 10 or 50 plus pounds.
                                                                    ones each year.                           Diet Center is the place for
                                                                        ·Play festive Christmas music to      you, At Diet Center, We
                                                                    enjoy while decorating.                   Center Around You.
                                                                        ·Finish the night with hot choco-        My name is Barb
                                                                    late as workers enjoy the beauti-         Johnson; I am the owner and
                                                                    fully decorated house.                    manager of Diet Center. I just
                                                                        Bedazzle all indoor spaces. Add       celebrated my first year as
                                                                    wreaths and swags to doors, wrap          the owner. I have enjoyed
                                                                    lights around the edges of the walls      the year, helping many
                                                                    and hand stockings by the mantle          people become healthier
                                                                    or on the walls. Paint windows with       and feeling better about
                                                                    a washable paint to create snow           themselves.                              a client’s appropriate food plan. I
                                                                    scenes and holiday images. Even a            Losing weight is always a chal-       enter key information into the Diet
                                                                    bathroom can be decorated by us-          lenge, food is a lot more than nutri-    Center software, and with the in-
                                                                    ing holiday themed soaps and hand         tion, and it is an emotional habit for   formation received from your
                                                                    towels. Outdoor spaces can be cov-        so many. At Diet Center we show          body composition analysis. We
                                                                    ered in lights and the yard can host      our clients how to make a lifestyle      decide which plan and calorie level
                                                                    some holiday themed inflatables.          change; we don’t just help our cli-      is right for you, and which pro-
Stutheit’s in Syracuse offers every imaginable John Deere gift.     Advent Calendars                          ents lose weight and let them go on      gram fits your lifestyle, whether
From framed prints to back packs, there really is something             An advent calendar is a great         their way. We teach them how to eat      you are on the go type person, or
for everyone. Stop by Saturday, December 8 from 10 to Noon          way to celebrate the holiday during       healthy and what to do if they have      the one who has time to cook or
to have your photo taken with Santa on a John Deere!                the entire month. Many of these           a slip.                                  likes to cook.
                                                                    special calendars are still religiously      We start the process by using            All programs are designed to
                                                                    based, but there are also many secu-      your personal information form to        help you lose at least two pounds
                                                                    lar models available. They feature a      decide which of our four unique pro-     per week, and up to three or more.
                                                                    small window that represents each         grams is best for you, by reviewing      It depends on how strict and mo-
                                                                    day of December starting with De-         your health history, medical condi-      tivated you are.
                                                                    cember 1. One window is opened            tions and eating habits                     Diet Center is with our clients
                                                                    each day until Christmas. Behind             Our programs consist of eating        every step of the way, providing
                                                                    each window is an image, a portion        your own grocery store food, or fol-     confidential one on one counsel-
                                                                    of the Nativity story, a poem or          lowing one of our other programs         ing. Re-check of Body Comp and
                                                                    Scripture verse. There are also some      with three or more meals or snack        measurements are done once a
                                                                    available that have small drawers to      replacements a day, with one meal        month. Remember, Diet Center,
                                                                    open where a present such as a            of grocery store food. To determine      We Center Around YOU
                                                                    piece of chocolate can be hidden.

                                        Visit with
                                       & Mrs. Claus
                                             Sat., Dec. 8
                                            10 a.m. - Noon
                                        Have your picture taken
                                              with Santa
                                           will be available

      Huge selection of camo gear
       and John Deere apparel
                                    Charles Frietag framed prints
                                       4 ft. $369 • 5 ft. $429

                                          JD mailboxes $99

       Come browse
         our great
        of toys for
         all ages!

                  STUTHEIT IMPL. CO.
                            257 N 30 Rd • Syracuse, NE
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There’s plenty to do at Pioneers                                                                                      Christmas Party Activities for Everyone
                                                                                                                          Holiday parties often involve all ages. Luckily, there are plenty of
Park Nature Center, even in the cold                                                                                  things to keep everyone busy and interested:
                                                                                                                          ·Host a Christmas karaoke contest.
           Submitted by                                                                                                   ·Play Christmas trivia games.
  Pioneers Park Nature Center                                                                                             ·Have a fun gag gift exchange.
   Winter is coming, can you see                                                                                          ·Tell each other your funniest Christmas jokes.
it? We see and feel the changes                                                                                           ·Make homemade Christmas gifts to send to loved ones who cannot
all around us. The temperature is                                                                                     attend the party.
getting colder, the leaves are gone                                                                                       ·Create Christmas craft projects together, pairing a child with an adult.
from the trees, song birds have                                                                                           ·Sing Christmas music together, asking those with instrumental
migrated and waterfowl are on the                                                                                     talents to play the piano or guitar for accompaniment.
move. As the days get shorter,                                                                                            ·Put on a Christmas skit or play for everyone to watch.
many of us move indoors and be-                                                                                           ·Host a viewing party for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular or the
gin to go semi-dormant for the                                                                                        Disney World Christmas Parade, previously recorded if necessary.
winter. Even at the Pioneers Park                                                                                         ·Go Christmas caroling around your neighborhood, hospital or senior
Nature Center things slow down,                                                                                       citizens’ home, ending at your home for food and drinks.
especially the snakes and turtles.                                                                                        It is always a good idea to have at least one or two different activities
However there is still plenty to                                                                                      planned for back-up. That way, if you finish one idea quickly or your
see and do indoors and out.                                                                                           guests seem bored, you can move on to other Christmas party activities
   The Prairie Building is open                                                                                       with ease. Plan to do one or two activities total, so there is still time for
every day except major holidays                                                                                       unstructured socialization.
and we have turtles, snakes and                                                                                           Have several holiday music CDs or playlists ready to play throughout
the kestrels for guests to visit as                                                                                   the evening. Utilize Christmas music online if you do not have time to
well as an art exhibit, children’s                                                                                    make your holiday music selections.
activity corner, interpretive exhib-   open daily and winter is a great       We will travel to Squaw Creek Na-
its and a gift shop. Across the        time to look for animals and ani-      tional Wildlife Refuge to partici-
road in the woods, the Chet Ager       mal tracks. With fewer people          pate in Eagle Days. Our staff will
Building will be open on week-         around, you’ll have a better           drive the vans, provide a light
ends. It has lots of reptiles and      chance of spying on muskrats,          lunch and help identify all the
amphibians, plus the screech and       foxes, coyotes and of course the       eagles, waterfowl and other wild-
barn owls. Outside the building,       captive bison, elk and deer.           life staying at the refuge.
our bird garden boasts a variety          There are also a number of              And, if the kids need some-
of bird feeders, a large water fea-    scheduled events for everyone          thing to do over winter break, we
ture and native plantings to at-       to enjoy. On Saturday, November        have a couple drop-in programs
tract a wide diversity of song         24, we are hosting a Holiday           for you; Playful Puppets on De-
birds. Whether sitting inside look-    Greenery Workshop. This is the         cember 27 and Storytelling and
ing out on the garden, or watch-       perfect opportunity to create          Music on January 2.
ing from the bird blind, visitors      your own wreath or basket using            We look forward to seeing you
are sure to see woodpeckers,           natural materials and decorative       this winter. Have a wonderful holi-
sparrows, finches, cardinals, jays     ribbon.                                day season!
and quite a few squirrels!                If you enjoy eagles and bird                  Naturally, Andrea Faas
   And, don’t miss out on the per-     watching you’ll love the Eagle            Pioneers Park Nature Center.
fect winter walk. The trails are       Watching Trip on December 1.

Exercise makes hard work easier
    Submitted by Dave Stoupa
       Body Basics-Lincoln             taining that rate for approximately    of injury. Stretching will also help
   Let’s face it, if you live and      30 minutes that promotes a more        with maintaining proper posture.
work in Nebraska, you are used         fit heart. The other part of fitness   Few things make us look and feel
to some hard work. Hard work is        is maintaining a strong muscular       older than improper posture. This
the reason to add a workout rou-       system. If cardiovascular fitness      is sometimes related to flexibility.
tine to your life.                     “keeps you alive” by strengthen-           The side benefits of all three
   With regular cardiovascular         ing the heart, then I think per-       forms of exercise is that you get
workouts, your body is ready for       forming weight training “keeps         to look and FEEL more youthful.
the rigors you put it through. If      you living.” By that, I simply         Don’t let the long winter take its
you have been training regularly,      mean the ability to keep perform-      toll on your fitness.
your muscles won’t get as sore         ing day to day tasks. Bending              Whether walking on a treadmill
since they are better conditioned.     down to pick things up, going up       or an elliptical trainer, working out
   Daily work is also not typically    a flight of stairs and other activi-   with weights or a home gym, re-
enough to keep your heart rate         ties require a strong muscular sys-    member that any time you put into
elevated for the desired amount        tem.                                   your fitness will be evident in the
of time to promote good cardio-            The most overlooked pillar of      future. Do your hard work, but
vascular fitness. It is the eleva-     fitness is stretching. Stretching      have your body prepared for it
tion of your heart rate and main-      exercises can help reduce the risk     and harvest the benefits of it.
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The Lincoln YMCA encourages community
members to register for the Annual Turkey Trot
     Submitted by the YMCA
   On Thanksgiving morning, No-          About the Lincoln Y                  obesity, healthy and active living. or how to support the Strong Kids coln YMCA facility or visit
vember 22, 2012, the Cooper Y will          The Lincoln Y has long been the To learn more about the campaign Campaign, please contact any Lin-
have its annual YMCA Turkey Trot.        leader in health and wellness.
This fun, family-friendly event in-      Many health issues can be allevi-
cludes a 5K race, Turkey Leg Re-         ated by daily exercise. Healthy liv-
lay and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk.             ing, along with youth development

    Frozen turkeys will be given to      and social responsibility are the
the overall male and female finish-      major areas of focus of the Y.
ers in the 5K race and medals to            In 2011, through its annual
the overall age-group winners. In        Strong Kids Community Support
addition, all participants dressed in    Campaign, the Lincoln YMCA pro-
a holiday themed costume will be         vided over $1,340,130 in financial
eligible for prizes at the awards cer-   assistance and services to chil-
emony which is held in the Cooper        dren, families and individuals in our
Y gym after the races.                   community.
    The races will take place on the        The Y is also a leader in three
beautiful grounds of Lincoln Me-         important community initiatives in-
morial Park, across the street from      cluding Character Development,
the Cooper YMCA. This course             which is integrated into all pro-
offers paved roads with a few mod-       grams, Developmental Assets,
erate hills. Parking is not available    which are building blocks for a
in Lincoln Memorial Park so par-         strong community and Activate
ticipants are asked to park at the       America, which focuses on youth
Cooper YMCA and walk over to the
    All proceeds from this event will
be donated to the Lincoln Y’s
Strong Kids Campaign. This annual
campaign helps individuals and
families in need participate in
YMCA programs. The funds raised
directly support the Y’s cause of
strengthening communities by nur-
turing the potential of every youth
and teen, improving the nation’s
health and well-being and provid-
ing opportunities to give back and
support neighbors.
    “At the Lincoln YMCA, we
count on the generosity of our do-
nors and volunteers to make a
meaningful impact on our commu-
nity,” said Barb Bettin, CEO, Lin-
coln YMCA. “We believe that last-
ing personal and social change can
only come about when we all work
together to invest in our kids, our
health and our neighbors.”
    Last year’s event raised approxi-
mately $15,000 with 950 people
participating. In addition, the
Cooper Y is looking for event
sponsors. Businesses who would
like to sponsor the event can get
their name on the back of the event
t-shirt, a banner to hang in a YMCA
facility or on the race mile marker
all depending on the sponsorship
level. For more information about
event sponsorship, please contact
Amy                        Shanahan, or
    Whether as a donor, volunteer,
event participant or sponsor, the
Lincoln Y encourages everyone to
join the campaign to help more
kids, as well as adults, realize who
they are and what they can
    Bring the whole family out for a
great time and benefiting a great
cause, the YMCA Strong Kids
Campaign. The deadline to regis-
ter for these events is Friday, No-
vember 16; however, we do offer
late registration and race day reg-
istration at an additional fee. You
can       register       online     at

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