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Page 8 Golden Valley News December 11, 2014 : :i ; ! I Eagles make $10,000 donation Dickinson Eagles, Aerie No. 2328, recently made a donation of $10,000 to Home On The Range, which is home to 46 troubled boys and girls. The Dickinson Eagles have the motto and mission of ,'People Helping People." Shown, from left, are Ken Mosbrucker, representing the Ea- gles, Jay Johnson and Jolene Obrigewitch of HOTR, and Kash Kremer, representing the Ea- gles. (Courtesy Photo) N.D. Matters By Lloyd Omdahl We are now officially into the,hus- tle and bustle of the Christmas sea- son. However, if we remember the reason for the season and keep Christ in Christmas, we can make it through without too much stress. Our Heav- enly Father's greatest gift to us was His son, Jesus Christ. Katy Zinsli made Thanksgiving eve supper for her son, Marty Zinsli, and his daughter, Emma from Min- nesota; her brother David Finneman; her sister, Marie Kremers; and for mother Florence Finneman. Thanksgiving was last Thursday. Hope everyone had a wonderful day of gratitude for all the blessings in our lives. Many arrived to share a fabu- lous turkey dinner at the Manor with family and friends. Jessica Savini went to Harvey on the 21st then to Fairfield, and celebrated Thanksgiv- ing with her family. Dorothy Stolberg went to Clara and Joe Michels' for Thanksgiving. Laramie Riley and Darry Austby visited with Fern Austby. David Finneman came to visit from Rapid City to visit with his mother and sisters. Friday morning Mass began at 9 a.m. in the Chapel. Norita Kress came from Bismarck to visit her mom, Frances Kress, for the weekend. She decorated Frances' room for Christ- mas and had a nice visit with her. Jes- sica Savini came back home to the Manor after visiting family and doing some shopping for new clothes. Exercises began our Saturday morning at l0 a.m. in the Activity Room with Loretta Wyckoff leading. Sunday morning Adoration began at 9 a.m. in the Chapel. Word and Com- munion followed at 9:50. Cards and Game Time in the Dining Room began at 2 p.m. with coffee time at 3. Steve Raisler, at left, helps serve chili to guests at the Golden Valley Manor Foundation's Community Appreciation Event on Dec. 5 at the Beach Community Center. (Photo by Richard Volesky) Vern Tosner visited with mom, Verna Devotions with Pastor Hojnacki Tosner. Tina Reiss visited with Fern began at 7 p.m. in the Chapel. Gloria Austby. Kara Lund and Lois Miske Ueckert was pianist for Devotions. visited Florence Miske. Jessica Savini Gene Austby came to see Fern went to church. Austby. Monday afternoon Reading with Wednesday afternoon Craft Time Sharon began at 2 p.m. followed by with Marlene and Bethine began coffee time at 3. At 7 p.m. we had promptly at 2 p.m. We frosted 300 choir practice to prepare for the up- stars, bells, trees, gingerbread men, coming Christmas Event. Taylor and snowmen cookies in an hour's Abraham came to visit her grand- time! The rule was - "If we broke any mother, Edie Abraham. Jerry Tosner we had to eat them?" What a punish- visited with his morn, Verna Tosner. ment! Well, not too many were bro- Tuesday morning exercises began ken so everyone had one during our day at 9:45 a.m. in the Activity coffee time. We all had a fun time and Room. Most of us were playing bingo were amazed at how fast we got done. in the Activity Room at 2 p.m. led by Inspirational quote of the week: St. Paul's Church members and hay- "We cannot change the cards we are ing a great time. We were served cof- dealt, just how we play the hand." - fee and yummy treats afterward. Randy Pausch What's Happening? Listings for high school sporting events, plus public events that are free to anyone and aren't fund-raisers or aren't family or business invitations, can be published free of charge in this column. Lincoln Elementary, Beach, Winter Program, 7 p.m., Dec. 11, at high school gym Belfield Elementary Christmas Concert, 2 p.m., Dec. 12, school gym Belfield High School Christmas Concert, 6:30 p.m., Dec. 12, school gym South Heart Music Concert, 5:30 p.m., Dec. 15, for grades kindergarten through four, school gym, Prairie School Holiday Program, 5:30 p.m., Dec. 16, Fairfield Beach High School wrestling: Rotary Tournament, 10 a.m., Dec. 13, at Bow= man Bowman Quad, 5 p.m., Dec. 16, away Linton Tournament, 2 p.m./8 a.m., Dec. 19-20, away LAY A I HIT THE GROUND Shop & Enroll Today at 800-280- BLLIE BOLDER SHADE OF BLUE had to switch to a different team de- fense. Napoleon's guard play was much too fast for Beach that forced them to fall back into a half-court de- fense. Napoleon was quick to get down the floor and it appeared that pressing them would only enhance their team speed. The first quarter score ended at dead even at eleven a piece. The Bucs attacked the basket and drew numerous fouls but only connected three free throws out of 13 attempts; that made it very hard on themselves. The second quarter both teams struggled from the field with Beach scoring only eight and Napoleon managing seven. Sofia Muruato came off the bench and combined with senior Lateasha Lechler, an inside presence, that gave a spark to their teammates. Taylor Abraham was the third leading scorer Roundball (Continued from Page 1) but more than that she played all 32 minutes of the game because of an ankle injury to freshman guard, Abby Wilhelmi. The ankle injury was sus- tained in the B-Squad game the night before against Linton-HMB. Bree Davidson, another freshman, was also out for the game with flu like symptoms, so it was an enduring 32 minutes for Abraham as the Imperials put full-court pressure defense the entire game. She was a trooper as was the rest of her teammates win- ning their second game of the season 47-37. Things are not going to get any easier as the 2-0 Buccaneers will face the Wibaux Longhorns on Friday night and then get up early and travel to New Town to face the Eagles. The Eagles have their sites to return to the State B that will have to contend with the likes of Parshall and Watford City. Beach 57, Linton 34 BEACH 13 14 15 15 57 LINTON 10 8 4 12 34 BEACH: B.Zachmann 12, T.Hof- fer 9, T.Abraham 8, B.Nielsen 7, L.Lechler 5, A.Dietz 4, R.Clarke 4, S. Muruato 4, A.Wilhelmi 4. LINTON: N. Nieuwsma 25, R. Umber 7, J.Bernhardt 2 Beach 47, Napoleon 37 BEACH: 11 8 10 18 47 NAPOLEON 11 7 6 13 37 BEACH: L.Lechler 10, S.Muru- ato 10, T.Abraham 9, B.Nielsen 7, B.Zachmann 4, A.Dietz 4, T.Hoffer 3. NAPOLEON: K.Long 11, S.Gross 10, J.Schmidt 5, L.Schmidt 4, E.Christofferson 2; S.Weigel 2,AI Rodlund. Measures drew Not having access to polls to track issues during the recent election cam- paign, a couple of measures caught me by surprise. The surprises were not in the partisan elections but on the eight ballot measures. The know-it-all didn't know it all. For example, I expected Measure 1 (personhood) to pass. It lost by a significant margin. Surprise. Everyone should have expected Measure 2 (phantom mortgage tax) to pass. It had no opponents. No surprise there. Rejection of Measure 3 (higher ed- ucation) was a sure bet. However, Measure 4 (curbing ballot initiatives) was doubtful because public discus- sion of the issue was limited, making it more of a turkey shoot. While I was skeptical about the chances of Measure 5 (conservation and parks), I thought it would make a better showing than it did. In fact, it did so poorly that I expect the Legis- lature to walk away from the cam- paign promises to do more for conservation and parks. Measure 6 (parenting) looked to me like it may have a chance and I thought Measure 7 (pharmacy own- ership) would certainly pass. With the promise of saving money, why would people vote against such a measure? Was it a manifestation of hatred of box stores or was it loyalty to the home town pharmacists? You tell me. I had no expectations on Measure more than partisan races 8 (school opening) although I would not have been surprised by its pas- sage. As it turned out, the measures were the centerpiece of the election, encouraging voter turnout in North Dakota even thoughnational turnout slid into the 30 percent range. Even though 15,000 more ballots were cast in 2014 than were cast in 2010 (the last nonpresidential year), turnout in 2014 dropped one percent - from 48 percent in 2010 to 47 per- cent in 2014. Population increased more than turnout. The importance of the measures can be seen by comparing the votes cast for the partisan offices and those cast for the measures. The largest partisan vote was on the race for Congress in which 249,000 ballots were cast. But there were three measures that received more votes than the Congressional race. Around 252,000 votes were cast on the personhood measure; 251,000 on the conservation measure, and 250,000 on the pharmacy proposal. The average vote on the eight meas- ures was 247,000 while the average vote for the partisan offices was 242,000. While the statewide turnout was 47 percent, counties that fell into the 30s were Benson, Grand Forks, Mountrail, Rolette, Sioux, Ward and Williams. The Native-American population could explain several counties but the: influx of oil personnel is not the rea- son for the low turnout in Williams and Ward. A 30-year compilation of turnout covering 1952-1982 found that Grand Forks, Williams and Ward have always had low turnouts." The high turnout counties - 60 per- cent and over- were Billings, Grant, Kidder, Logan, McIntosh, Emmons, Sheridan, Slope, Griggs and Wells. In the 1952-1982 compilation, all of these counties were in the top 15. These figures suggest that turnout in counties is based more on cultural tradition than contemporary issues. Looking at the North Dakota leg- islative races, we should have ex- pected Democratic losses in a nonpresidential year with a Demo- cratic president. That didn't happen. In fact, the relative strength of both parties in the 2015 Legislature re- mains the same as it was in 2013. So why didn't Democrats lose seats? President Obama ran so poorly in 2012 that there was nothing left to surge in the off-year. The Democratic legislative delegation had already been reduced to a bare minimum. Another factor. Democrats left 19 legislative races uncontested while Republicans left only six. It is virtu- ally impossible to beat somebody with nobody. Gary, Michelle, Whittney, Emily We often hear of the negative chose the topic"StudentRights:" She and Jake Hardy ate Thanksgiving din- achievements of our teen-agers, but received a scholarship in the amount ner at the Golden Valley Manor with seldom hear the positive accomplish- of $300. If she is successful at Dis- Christine Finneman, then they all ments. Two young Golva residents trict, she will go on to compete in the went to the Hardy's home to visit in that are members of the Beach High West Regional competition at Watford the afternoon. Jackee, Marissa, Ethan School Football team earned recogni- City. We are hoping she will win and and Macee VanVleet had dinner with tion recently when they were named go on to compete at the state level in the VanVleet families in Beach, be- to the Region IV 9-man Football All- January. Channa's dad David, and his fore driving to the Hardy home to Region Team. Sam Stoveland who is brother Tim are the sons of Art and visit. Later, the group was joined by a offensive lineman, received a sec- Libby Clarin, and are both graduates Paul and Mary Lee Schmitz who had ond-place award, and Kirby Maus of Golva High School. dinner with the Jeremy Schmitz fam- who played defensive back, earned a Mike and Doris Berger spent ily in Bismarck Whittney Hardy took first-place award. Thanksgiving at the home of their son her grandma Christine back to her Another student with Golva con- Randy and his wife Mary. They took home at the Golden Valley Manor in nections, Channa Clarin, placed first pictures of them all enjoying a meal Beach while on her way back to Bis- in a speaking contest sponsored by the in a 50's Wayback Cafe in Lewiston, marck later in the evening. Harley Salzman Post No. 5. Channa Mont. 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