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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
•Bacon - Pork & 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 www.bbwhisperingpines.com for
Ring in the New Year, reconnect on garden and on goes the waterfall. The additional information.
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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
assemble and deco-
will amaze holiday In the Lincoln Haymarket Gift Certificates
rate with Pre-Baked guests while allow-
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 www.wilton.com 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
www.carpetsdirectne.com Lincoln • (402) 486-3700
make great gifts!
Stop by to see our
Christmas Cards & Gifts
We have Baker’s Chocolates!
Lake Crest Pharmacy
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
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 lpsnrd.org 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 www.lpsnrd.org. 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
venture in Chiropractic and Wellness Center!
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
www.essinkrepair.com 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 www.HelpWithMyBank.gov.
Unique Ideas for Gift Giving
Are you tired of carrying around another clunky remote control on your
keyring or finding yourself out of range when you really need to warm up or
cool down your car before getting in? Now you can remote start or lock and
unlock your car just by pushing a button on your smart phone!
The simple graphical interface gives you control over the following features
of your installed Directed remote start or security/remote start system:
• Lock/arm • Unlock/disarm • Remote car starter
• Trunk release • Panic or car finder
M ETAL W ORKS
You can also control multiple vehicles – great for families! – and assign more
ETAL than one user to control a vehicle. It's easy with SmartStart!
a division of Essink Repair, Inc. Makes the
(6 MI. East of Norris Schools on Pella Rd.) perfect gift
15085 Pella Rd. • 402-791-2050 on your list!
See more pictures on our website: Remote Car Starters and Car Audio
www.essinkrepair.com Installation is our specialty
Custom metal signs and design 3711 Adams St. • Lincoln
including Licensed Husker® items 402-466-4505
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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 www.u-stop.com 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.
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In December we will be sending out our perous, healthy and happy holiday
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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
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 fcwguns.com.
Need your gun cleaned,
repaired or a new one?
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Frerking Custom Works staff pictured From left are: Drew Miles,
Jason Stevens, Ben Novotny, Travis Frerking. 3 miles south of
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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.
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.
My health transformation using
the 90 Day Body by Vi Challenge
Submitted by Jackie Peterson
Body By Vi fruits, veggies and milk products
I have suffered from Crohn’s Dis- that had previously made me very
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resections, blood transfusions, pounds lost!
many meds, diet restrictions, iron My 20-year-old has Crohn’s as
shots and steroids! well, and is now off all four of her
TODAY, I consider myself medications and plays college ten-
I no longer have any symptoms, My 74-year-old father is off his
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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
Choosing on-line hours: open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon-
day through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun-
banking saves you time
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 www.fourstargifts.com
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
www.1fsb.com 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-
· 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
(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
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
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 www.mfpausa.com 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. www.organdonor.gov. 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- www.organdonor.gov.
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 www.surfandturffood.com.
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 www.facebook.com/
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
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www.surfandturffood.com a delicious,
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Lunch: Mon. - Fri. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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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 www.lostinfun.com
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.
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
valid with other coupons
or for parties.
Come celebrate New
Year’ s Eve with us!
8431 Cody Drive Hours:
(15th & Yankee Hill Rd.)
402-261-0440 Fri-Sat 10am-9:30pm
www.lostinfun.com 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.
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.
& Mrs. Claus
Sat., Dec. 8
10 a.m. - Noon
Have your picture taken
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
of toys for
STUTHEIT IMPL. CO.
257 N 30 Rd • Syracuse, NE
VOICE NEWS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE, Thursday, November 15, 2012 - Page 15
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- www.ymcalincoln.org.
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
“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
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