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? By Richard Volesky item - is small and refined enough to Editor/Reporter be considered an actual tool. Clovis BEACH-Acache of prehisto~ric artifacts are named after Clovis, items found here is the first knmwn N.M where they were first discov- discovery of its type in No~rth eredinthe 1930s. Dakota, a state official says. "These are very unique," said The prehistoric items, whiichFern Swenson, director of the experts call Clovis "bifaces," fare Historic Preservation Division of works-in-progress that ended up the State Historical Society of North being frozen in time. They rare Dakota. "We previously did not stones that humans have chipped have any Clovis artifacts until these away and would have eventuailly they are a very unique addition used to create spear points or to the (state) collection." blades. Arrowheads or atlatl poinats The artifacts are considered to be these stones are not. about 13,000 years old, said Of the more than 100 itenas Swenson. She estimated the items recovered, only one - a blade-liike will be available for public viewing "These are very unique. We previously did not have any Clovis artifacts until these they are a very unique addition to the (state) collection." Fern Swenson, director of the Historic Preservation Division of the State Historical Society of North Dakota at the North Dakota Heritage Center The artifacts are representative about two years from now. Between of the earliest people known to have now and then, further research will been in what now is North Dakota. be done to fully develop the story "It provides us with a glimpse into behind the artifacts themselves, she these early people and into tool said. manufacturing," said Swenson. The first artifact discovered in to make the donation came at the Golden Valley County was found by urging of Dr. Bruce Huckell, a New A1 Miller of Beach in October 1970. Mexico anthropologist, who saw Landowner and rancher Don the items and favored having them Abernethy had given Miller permis- become museum pieces. Abernethy sion to hunt for game. It wasn't until said he realized he could sell the recently that Miller, Abernethy and artifacts, but the result may have others who have collected artifacts been that only the new owners over the years learned of the signifi- would ever see them. cance and age of the items. "Now others (the public) will be Abernethy and his wife, Rella, able to see them," explained recently donated 23 Clovis items to Abernethy. the state. Their Minot friends, Miller, a courthouse custodian, Robert and Ruth Jade, donated 16; who discovered the first artifact, is and Ted and Beverly Trinka, also of retaining the 54 items he found over Minot, donated six. Cache Don Abernethy said the decision (Continued on Page 8) Young hired for By Richard Volesky Editor/Reporter BEACH - The Spirit Of The West organization has signed on Chris Young as this year's counltry music talent. The 22-year-old singer-somg- writer is scheduled to perform at tthe Golden Valley County Fairgroumds on Saturday, Aug. 2. The search tfor this year's talent began not lomg after last year's event. "Over the years we have becen able to establish some (music indms- try) contacts," Kit Nunbetrg, SOTW vice president, said wh,~en asked about the process of bringiing in an entertainer. SOTW President Walt Losinsski said they had made offers to a nutm- ber of performers for this year, amd Young was the first to respond, so the group went with Young. Losinski said the board has allso started looking for an entertainer ffor 2009, which is Beach's centenniial year. Young's self-titled debut is through RCA Records. Workiing with Kenny Chesney producer Buddy Cannon, Young's music is described as up-to-date, with a cogn- temporary edge. Young is originallly from Murfreesboro, Tenn. ChrlsYoung "For as long as I can remember, I told everyone I would be a country singer," said Young, in a biography published on his Web site. 'Tve always been sure that this was what I was going to do. I didn't know if I'd be successful, but I knew I would be singing, even if it meant doing it on the street with a cup in front of me. I love it that much." Young said he doesn't worry about trying to sing to match a par- ticular type of country music label. rformance "I know that whenever I sing the music I love, I see people my age, and people of all ages, really responding to it. I know they hear the same things I hear in the music. It's about life - all the joy and all the heartbreak of living, right there in three minutes and 22 seconds." Young's first single was "Drinkin' Me Lonely." His other debut songs include the Southern "Lay It On Me" and the celebratory "Small Towm Big Time." The debut album, released in 2006, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard country charts. On Oct. 7, 2006, Young appeared on his second major televised appearance at the Grand Ole Opry and performed "Drinkin' Me Lonely" and his second single, "You're Gonna Love Me." He was nominated for the Academy of Country Music's award for Top New Male Vocalist in 2007. By grade school, Young per- formed in children's theater, leading family and friends to discover his singing talent. The youngster enjoyed the full support of his par- ents from the start; whenever he asked for help, they came through, whether it meant paying for vocal lessons or buying his first guitar, according to his biography. Manor officials hoping for kitchen, addition By Richard Volesky Editor/Reporter BEACH - Vickie Brad n, administrator of the Goldlen Valley Manor, has her sights ,on an addition to the facilit)y's kitchen. The proposed 18-by-24 additiion would be located on the kitchem's south side. The project has been on the Manor's wish list for a couple of years, As the Manor is now configur ed, = some of the Manor's food supply is stored in the basement. Cooks hawe to carry the food up two flights of stairs to the kitchen. "It's a huge safety issue," Bradten said, referring to how items have; to be carried up and down the stairs A refrigerator and freezer comlbi- nation has been donated to tthe Manor, but at this time there is no room for it. Another issue is tha t a freezer is located in a pantry, amd the kitchen in other areas has re;la- tively narrow passages between shelving because of the limitted room. It's hoped that some financ'ial inroads toward the project are made with a fund-raiser that is beiing sponsored by St. Paul's Lutheran Church this weekend. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Manor:, a spaghetti supper will be held. A ]pie and craft auction is scheduled four 6 p.m. Evie Erickson, head cook at the Golden Valley Manor, carries Donations of pies and craft ite ms frozen beef from the facility's lower level. (Photo by Richard are welcome, just bring them to lthe Manor. Volesky Damian Berger puts the clamps on his opponent during the championship match last week. I Brad Steele captures Two years ago, Brad Steele stood at center stage in the N.D. Class B Wrestling Tournament and found disappointment. One year ago, fate eluded him once again. On Saturday afternoon in the Bismarck Civic Center, Steele found the dream and it was every- thing he thought it would be. Steele pinned Ryan Heisler of Central Cass with wrestling skills honed over years of hard work and by doing his homework. Beach's 125-pounder had watched all his opponents matches on tape and knew what to expect. "I knew he was going to come out and try to work for a quick pin," Steele said after stepping down from the champion's podium. "I watched all his matches and he was always tired by the end. I knew if I hung on early and kept the score close, I would be there at the end." Steele's strategy worked to per- fection and, according to his coach, the championship was built with a consistent mindset and a dedication to a conditioning pro- gram, which included early morn- ing workouts. Coach Josh Heinemeyer said Steele's past state tournament defeats did nothing but motivate the young man. "He's a great kid with a positive attitude," Heinemeyer said. "He makes up for his setbacks by work- ing hard." The coach said there were morn- ings when Steele was the only wrestler there for workout sessions. He pointed out with a laugh that even he missed a few. "Brad out-conditioned everyone and he out-worked everyone," Show (Continued on Page 8) elusive championship Bard Steele puts a move on Central Cass's Ryan Heisler dur- ing the championship match at the North Dakota State Wrestling Tournament. loans to .our community l AS a hometown bank, one of our prlmary responslblhtles [ to reinvest our customers' deposits locally. this by [ making auto loans, personal loans, and agrz?ultural [ loans, to name a few: We're dolng our part to Insure the ] growth and vztahtyof our local economy. ' [