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Page v» 9.... -. Golden Valley News February 18, 2021 ' Manor By Mary Jan. 28 Happy birthday wishes went out to Becky Reich. Becky helps in the Assisted Living Depart— ment and helps in the kitchen. She also has been helping with visitations on the Weekends. We appreciate all that she does and wished her the very best on her special day. Jan. 29 - Exercises were held at 1-0 am. Bingo took place at2 pm. ‘ Marlys Updike was our bingo lady for the afternoon. Earl Bares was the bingo caller and Fern Hennings de- livered the prizes. Jan. 30 A beautiful Celebration of Life was held in Golva at St. Mary's Catholic Church for our dear friend Christine Finneman. The church was decorated to honor her life. The pews were covered with the many quilts and blankets Christine had made throughout her years. They cushioned our benches just like "she cushioned our lives. The grand— kids carried in items that were sig- nificant throughout her life. A little white rocking chair was placed up front that she used throughout the lyears to rock her babies and grand- babies. Prayer books and pumpkins adorned a side table that signified her prayer life and pumpkin patch, which she _will forever be remembered for. Her daughter Michelle played the organ for the service and Christine's beloved men's choir added to the cel— ébration. The Rev. Berg and the Rev. TKovash did the service with Deacon ‘Wosepka helping, so fitting because her whole life was dedicated to pray- ing for men who were aspiring to be priests and deacons. Her grandsons, Jeremy and Jason Schmitz, were the Mass servers. As we said goodbye to this dear sweet lady, there was much sadness, but also rejoicing for Our Christine is now home. Jan. 31 The Rosary and The, Litany of the Saints were said in the Chapel at 10 am. on Sunday. Visita— tion guests for the afternoon were: Alysia Shaver and friend visiting Darlene Wilson, Lori Schulte visit- ing Clara Portscheller, Tess Heine- man visiting Dick Heineman, and Dave 'and Wendy Ekre visiting Bro. Sam and David Ekre Sr. Feb. 1 Monday's afternoon ac- tivity was once again bingo at 2 pm. Tami Fricke set up the activity, and had her helpers Earl and Fern assist her. Feb. 2 — Bro. Sam Larson cele— When she was 14, Gjovik said, she had a friend who took his own life. “I didn’t know how to handle [the situation] ,” she said. “If I had more information, maybe I could have saved my friend.” e ' Gjovik said it was difficult for her to tell her family about what she was going through. “I didn’t want to let them down or see me struggle,” she said, adding that she believes the proposed legislation would help ed- ucate children on how they can help themselves as well as learn how to help their friends. Aimee Copas, executive director of the North Dakota Council of Ed- ucational Leaders,'testified in favor of the bill and detailed’how children are struggling today. Issues are often hidden, and “parents are not seeing what's happening or coming,” she said. “One of the things our kiddos see, that we didn’t see growing up, is the pervaSive use of social media.” Copas said children absorb media, and to them it paints a very different picture of the world. “Kids, they embody that and they may not tell you, and eventually it grows,” she said. “You pray when brated his birthday on Tuesday. Sam is known very well for his home- made birthday cards he crafts. He never let anyone's special day go un- noticed. He spends hours and hours on his cards, and all are considered blessed to receive them from this special man. Feb. 3 Mary led exercises on Wednesday morning In the after- noon, we held a Super Bowl 55 Party. We had some Packer fans at- tend, some Vikings fans attend, a Steeler fan, and a Buccaneer fan. Earl Bares has been a loyal Beach Buccaneer fan when it comes to sports so he showed up in his own Buccaneer attire. We held Super Bowl trivia, filled out our predictions for the big game coming up, worked on Super Bowl unscrambles, Word finds, and then enjoyed our snacks and a Super Bowl cake with sprite ' and coffee. Visitation guests for the afternoon were Delores Olson's daughters Sue Feldmann and Cindy Nuemiller. It is with much pride that our home is COVID-l9 free. All resi- dents are able to be out and about at— tending activities, eating meals in our dining room, and walking the halls for exercise. February is off to a great start. Feb. 4 On Thursday, Missy Nel- son celebrated a birthday. Missy works in Assisted Living and the res— idents love her friendly personality. She is always one who takes the time to Visit and has a calm nature about her that is loved by us all! Feb. 5 Exercises were held on Friday in the activity room at 10 am. Bingo was the afternoon activity. Earl Bares was the bingo caller, while Fern Hennings passed out the bingo prizes. Marlys Updike filled in for the afternoon, serving coffee and brownies when the games were done. Fern Hennings celebrated a birthday on Friday. Fern boasted on all the cards and surprises she re- ceived this year, feeling very special and loved. Friday afternoon visita- tion guests were Kay Fisher visiting her mother Marj Farstveet. Feb. 6 Tami Fricke celebrated her birthday on Saturday. Tami also, works in the Assisted Living Depart- ment and has been filling in overtime these days. Tami joined our team re— cently and is already a pro at her po- sition. Starting during COVID-19, Awareness (Continued from Page 1) they have a breaking point they come to mom and dad, or go to a teacher, but sometimes they don’t and their breaking point is them doing harm to themselves.” Sen. Judy Lee, R-West Fargo, and chairwoman of the committee, said stressors on children are exacerbated during the pandemic, “particularly if it is a struggling family, with other pressures like job cuts or losses. Kids are in a sense held‘ prisoner in an envirdnment that is dysfunc- tional.” With students back in school, Lee said she believes the relationships between teachers and students are even more important. “Teachers are likely to be a link that’s even more important than it was one year ago,” she said. “All those social contacts, in the best sense, for a kid who does have friends that are supportive —- they haven’t been able to see them.” Lee noted that a child died by sui- cide recently in Fargo. The child was an athlete and Lee' said there was no reason for people to think there was an issue. ‘ Emma Quinn, who left Fargo at5 ’ am. on Feb. 9, to testify in favor of she really got thrown into way more than she could have ever imagined but has been such an asset here at the Manor. All three of these ladies are wished the very best and we hope that this year will .be an easier year for you all. Feb. 7 — Residents met in the Chapel at 10 am. on Sunday mom- ing to pray the Rosary and Litany of the Saints. In the afternoon, resi- dents watched the Super Bowl 55 game between the Chiefs and the Buccaneers. Our Sunday afternoon visitor was Mary Ernst, visiting her mother Agnes Miesaloski. Feb. 8 Exercises with Deb were held on Monday morning. An after- noon of bingo fun was held starting at 2 pm. Feb. 10 — On Wednesday morning, 3 some of the Manor staff and its/resi- dents received their second COVID shot. Once again, bingo was enjoyed in the afternoon. Mary served lemon bars with their coffee and two lucky residents were blackout winners. Wednesday afternoon visitation guests were Nichole Baker visiting Nellie Booth and Rick Stoveland vis- iting Judy Curl. Our sympathies go out to the Donna Sygulla families. Donna had been recuperating away from the Manor for a couple of months and passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at CHI St. Alexius Health in Dickin- son. Donna will be remembered for many things, but especially her love for crafting. She took part in activi- ties on a daily basis, and will always be remembered for her talent in mak- ing scrubbies. She had a competitive spirit when it came to games and ac- tivities, and she loved to play cards with the residents. Donna passed out pencils to the trick or treaters every year at the Manor, making her well known to all who visited her here. Chapel Lane has lost some very dear ladies, ones that will be dearly missed by us all. It is with a happy heart that I re- port we have been lucky enough to remain COVID free since our last scare. We are enjoying days of not being so confined and getting back into our activity routines. We sure look forward to seeing the faces of all our volunteers and friends again soon. What a joyous day that will be for us all. Have a blessed week and stay warm. the bill, also shared a personal expe- rience with the committee. “I started to struggle with my mental health at age 12, and started trying to take my own life at age 14,” she said: “It took me over 14 years to find the proper help for my mental health.” . As a mother, Quinn said, she now watches her own son struggle with the pressures of middle school, and she thinks education is the first step in helping children. “The last thing [children] are doing is talking to their parents about their mental health,” she said. DEADLINES The deadline for submittedcopy and stories and all ad orders is noon on Fridays. Call 872-3755 or e-mail goldenandbillings BUCKET LIST OR To—Do LIST, -— , WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED", Whether you’re in a bind Or looking to fund some fun, a personal loan is the way to go. Cover travel expenses, replace your furnace, buy a new washer and dryer or pay off taxes! 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