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rln By Richard Volesky Of The News A Beach woman has started teaching classes intended to create healthy bodies and clear minds. Cheryl Planert started offering yoga classes late last month. The classes are held at the Bijou Show House every Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. She and her husband, Emanuel Culman, own the Bijou, and last lived in Los Angeles. Planert said she became involved with yoga about 15 years ago after experiencing a series of crises within a two-week period. Her first husband left to work in South Africa under the new government there. Her landlady died, and she had to vacate her apart- ment. Plus, two of the four hospitals where she practiced psychotherapy closed, leaving her with much less income. "I was lonely, anxious and fe,'u-ful about my future," she said. She was thinking about returning to her par- ents' home in Illinois. Yoga (Continued on Page 8) Fan faithful " Over 250 miles did nothing to dampen fans of the Beach Buccaneer football team. For a story and more pictures, please turn to page 8. (Photo by John Rosinski) Man's 17-day run beginsnear By Richard Volesky Of The Pioneer Wade Mitzel's footsteps - over a distance of 360 miles - are being made with others in mind. ' Meeting fo- The Fargo resident on Oct. 25nanh~ng r '= Started eastward :~/d~oss -- North Dakota, with his starting point being the Montana state line west of Beach. Mitzel is support- ing Operation Christmas Child, the world's largesf Christmas project. This year, organizers plan to hand deliver gift-filled shoeboxes to more than 8 million needy chil- dren suffering from war, natural disaster, poverty, terrorism and disease in some 90 countries. "Operation Christmas Child is a project that is near and dear to my family," said Mitzel, whose family has made shoebox gifts for the project for several years. "There's nothing in the world I'm going to be able to do to actually fix a child's life. A shoebox gift doesn't solve problems per st, but it does give hope." Mitzel's plans include cover- ing 20 to 25 miles per day. He's taking side roads; he would have needed a permit to run on Interstate 94. At one point, where Old Highway No. 10 ends, he fol- lowed railroad tracks. He has been training for the trip for about a year, and hasn't been in a marathon before. Back in Fargo, his wife and two sons are waiting for him. "They thought I was a little crazy," Mitzel said, recalling the time when he brought up the idea of an across-the-state run to his family. But after explaining the idea further, and how it would help bring awareness to Operation Christmas Child, "they thought it was a good idea," said Mitzel. His willingness to help others seems to be a part of Mitzel"s nature, including how he makes his living. In Fargo-Moorhead, he works as a paramedic. He hopes his run across North Dakota will result in more shoe- box gifts for Operation Christmas Child from the state's residents. In 2006, North Dakota residents con- tributed 11,642 shoeboxes. "While North Dakota's weather is quite cool in November, I have seen children living outdoors in community foundation planned The public is invited to an infor- mational meeting regarding the for- mation of a Community Foundation for the Beach area on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Community Learning & Technology Center in Beach at 7 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to gauge interest and discuss benefits for partnering local funds with the North Dakota Community Foundation (NDCF), according to Deb Walworth, executive director of Prairie West Development Foundation in Beach. Amy Warnke, of the NDCF in Bismarck, will be making a presen- tation and answering questions. The mission of the NDCF is to improve the quality of life for North Dakota's citizens through charitable giving and promoting philanthropy. The NDCF makes it possible for small communities to form founda- tions to accept charitable gift annu- ities, form an unrestricted fund, a field of interest fund, a scholarship fund and/or a grant fund at no cost or at low-cost to the community foundation. NDCF provides matching funds to North Dakota communities wish- ing to make their local share advance on a yearly basis for the first two years. Community and government leaders; non-profit groups; persons interested in community develop- ntent and those interested in donat- ing to a local community founda- tion should attend this important meeting, said Walworth. For more information about this meeting, please contact Cory McCaskey at (701) 290-9006. ch Billings County Sheriff Dave Jurgens, left, and rancher Bill Lowman look over the site of an elk carcass that Lowman found on land he uses in the Little Missouri National Grassland in Billings County. (Photo by Richard Volesky) Wade Mitzel runs on Old Highway 10 through western North Dakota. (Courtesy Photo) By Richard Volesky ~--~.~:'~" ;i:Of-The,Pionee~ ~-. i ,- SENTINEL BUTTE - The coy- otes are happy. Bill Lowman is not. During his usual" rounds through the rough country that Lowman ranches, he made two discoveries of elk carcasses that were left behind by hunters. The animals were likely hunted legally in one of the recent North Dakota Game and Fish Department (NDG&F) seasons. But Lowman is dismayed at the waste, considering that much of the two elk were left to rot. What hasn't spoiled became easy pickin's for coyotes. Lowman doesn't blame the hunters; he blames the NDG&F for a policy of allowing elk to be hunted in August, when the swel- tering heat makes it difficult for anyone to carry the meat out of the Badlands. In the case of the national grasslands, off-road trav- el by hunters with all-terrain vehi- cles or pickups is not allowed. "It was shot in August. That's why it was left," said Lowman. "They packed out what they could." According to the NDG&F, hunters are required to remove and take an elk's head, back strap and quarters. They could face a fine for what is known as "wanton illin left behind. A hunter leaving behind what they've shot - or parts of an ani- mal - is a rare occurrence, said Lothspeich. "I don't see it as an issue," said Lothspeich. Hunters typically go after the animals well equipped, with cool- ers and ice and normally a lot of help, said Lothspeich. As far as a means of moving an animal, hunters can travel by horseback on public lands and they can use game carts, he added. Plus, in the case of game hunted on private land, a hunter who has a landown- er's permission can use a vehicle to retrieve game. Lowman, other landowners and the NDG&F have for years been locking horns over elk manage- ment. Lowman at one point want- Beach 872-4444 - Golva 872-3656 Medora 623-5000 24 hr. ATM in Beach & Medora lobby Medora Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Membe~ . ed the state to compensate him for waste FI mey don t dO so. tile~ ,~ remainder of the animal, and any nts oat fields that the e~K would worse conditions Running in the ~ darts that were ruined, where it .~, . cold is the least' I can do,' MIFZel * - that has since stopper oemg a - ,- - - was ShOt or matareunusable said t hope my run remlntls - , !ed!lheo i~h:n~ cfh[i!::t~c:: f![~ be oft NovW2-d767~711 p.m. to4b:fibi!;2!ai2i'" t~rf~ ~ ~iSrii~i~2h a P iii~a, wq~t:ePlrm@!*!iiaha~i'i" " ':" " rsWi2 joy m a simple shoebox filled w~th m from 6 p ; p.m. to 8 p.m. onLowman found th,- r n ~.n following the letter of the law, elk girts." Nov. 14; from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on 'matters were removeVd carcasses and the August hunting He hopes'to cross the finish line Nov 15 and on Nov 17 from 9 '~," " ' " It wasn season WlU de giving t.owman -'~ - ,~ " [ clear 1t [ne DiCK strap . . . , m Pared on Nov. iv. a.nt. to 12 p.m and from 8 a.m. to was taken -' another ranch chore to so To pledge shoeboxes, register 4 p.m. oft Nov. 18. 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