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....... . . . . PAGE 6 THE PRESS JANUARY 8, 2014 MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO MNSU-MANKATO announced summer/fall graduates MANKATO, Minn. -- Minnesota State University, Mankato presented 1,638 degrees during summer/fall commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 in Taylor Center on the Minnesota State Mankato campus. Graduate-level doctoral degrees presented included eight doctor of ed- ucation (Ed.D.) degrees and one doctor of psychology (Psy.D.) degree. Graduate-level master's degrees presented included 80 master of arts degrees, eight master of arts in teaching degrees, three master of music degrees, 18 master of fine arts degrees, 10 master of business adminis- tration degrees, five master of public administration degrees, 182 mas- ter of science degrees, 29 master of social work degrees and 36 special- ist degrees. Awarded at the undergraduate level was 70 bachelor of arts degrees, two bachelor of athletic training degrees, 27 bachelor of fine arts degrees, three bachelor of music degrees, 1,062 bachelor of science degrees, three bachelor of science in computer engineering degrees, one bachelor of sci- ence in mechanical engineering degree, nine bachelor of science in elec- trical engineering degrees, two bachelor of science in engineering degrees, 42 bachelor of science in social work degrees and 37 associate of arts de- grees. Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 stu- dents, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions. Local graduate, Jeremy Lund of Pisek, N.D., received his MS in Ed- ucation Technology. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA UND names 2013 winter graduates GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- More than 860 University of North Dako- ta students were eligible to receive degrees during Winter Commence- ment events Friday, Dec. 20, at Chester Fritz Auditorium on campus. The following is a list of new graduates, sorted alphabetically, are North Dakota students: NORTH DAKOTA: Adams -- Jocelyn Lee (BSED); Edinburg -- Nicholas Althoff (BA), Carrie Kachena (BBA, Magna Cure Laude); Grafton -- Wade Berg (BAcc), Rachel Grzadzielewski (MS), Ryan Hills (BBA), Rebecca Lessard (BA), Tim McDonald (BSME), Kyle Novak (BA, Magna Cure Laude), Lindsay Presteng (BSN), Kody Stark (BBA); Hoople -- Alisha Schulz (BA); Minto -- Alexander Gruchala (JD), Zachary Miller (BBA), Thomas Sitzer (BSME); Park River -- Andrew Anderson (BGS), Evan Koenig (BBA), Sarah Orstad (BS), Nicholas Svobodny (BA); Pisek -- Danielle Bjerke (MSW). use ... ! mustache you a question. Have you subscribed to the Press? GET YOUR SUBSCRIPTION TO THE PRESS! IN COUNTY OUT OF COUNTY OUT OF STATE $34 $38 $42 YOUR EVENTS ... YOUR COMMUNITY... YOUR HOMETOWN PAPER IN TIlE ]:tEART OF WAIS|I COUNTY Photos: Submitted Above Right: Ben Thompson, left, and Britt Brouillard sandwiched Devils Lake's Levi Yolk during the second period of Grafton-Park River Area's 4-3 win over the Firebirds in Devils Lake. Above Left: Grafton-Park River Area goalie Zach Nelson reaches up to ricochet a puck over the goal during the Spoilers' win over the Firebirds. Photos: Larry Biri Above: Midway-Minto Mustangs Ben Schanilec is fouled by Aggies Spencer Rehovsky on his way to the basket. At Right: Park River Area-Fordville/Lankin Aggies Andrew Hylden drives past Midway-Minto Mus- tangs Derek Goodoien on the way to the basket for two of his 18 points in the Aggies 55-44 win Thurs- day night in Park River, VCA~ H: COUNTY P BOX 49 -PARK RIVER, N D 58270 2 that was so loving as an adult that He] paid for our downfalls so we had no need[ to. This is a gift that should be shared[ VALLEY-EDINBURG HIGH SCIIOOL with all, yet we hesitate. The child born on that day doesn't recognize the rich from the poor, nor one race from the oth- er. He is not denominational. The baby was a gift from God that awaits anyone By Larry Omdahl ings for these frantic young ones. I'm willing to unwrap it. It is a gift that each Did the holiday season go as fast for sure you can picture nine little ones rang- of us should feel privileged to share. you as it did for me? Each year it seems ing in age from one to eleven trying to As I approach this new year, I intend to fly by faster than the previous yea ". wrestle the grownups from their slum- to use the sharing of that special gift as Maybe it is an age-related phenomenon, ber. CHAOS ring a bell. The decibel a resolution. I have applied for a lead- For me, this is the most enjoyable time of the year. Being such a golf fanatic I find it hard to believe myself. But this a time of year that we manage to get the whole family together for an extended time. Getting the family together is a very special time in our household. Our Christmas celebration begins with everyone eventually gathering in our home on Christmas Eve. Some ear- ly and some late, but the time comes when we are all together in anticipation of Christmas m6m. Very few get to bed very early and no one gets to catch up on sleep in the morning. With nine grandchildren anxiously awaiting the ar- rival of Santa, we find little time for sleep once morning arrives. After all, we need to find what Santa has left in the stock- level is unbelievable. The kids are in ership role in a program called Fellow- their own little world and what a special ship of Christian Athletes (FCA) which sight to see. Once the stockings have applies the Bible to lifetime experiences been ransacked, look out gifts. Superbly wrapped packages are redticed to con- and especially to the athletes in their ar- fetti. Once exposed these new-found eas of competition. Once I have ap- toys and gifts are thoroughly enjoyed by proval from the organization I will ac- each and every grandchild, tively invite students to take part if they As I observe the "oohs and aahs" find this to be something they would be of excitement, eventually I notice that interested in. I want to be involved in they all begin to share their new things sharing this gift of the first Christmas with each other and play peacefully to- with anyone that chooses to join in and gether, with the older ones looking af- I want to do it on a daily basis. Wish- ter the younger. It crosses my mind that what a wonderful example these little ing all a very happy new year and may ones are. The more I think of it, I won- each of your resolutions stand the test of der why we, as grownups can't follow time. suit. We received the greatest gift pos- Editor's Note: Omdahl is a math tech- sible about two thousand years ago er at Park RiverArea Schools. First Quarter "A" Honor Roll 12th Grade Courtney Duff Morgan Ellingson Courtney Estad Hayley Fingarson Selena Hobbs Abbie Sondeland llth Grade Alex Iverson 10th Grade Shelby Cyr Danielle Durand Kayla O'Toole Ellisha Pastorek 9th Grade Mikayla Fingarson Rachel Jonasson Emily Swanson "B" Honor Roll 12th Grade Josh Holm Josh Langerud Kristan Lorenzen Mark Kristian Myrdal Sarah Olson Honor Roll Aaron Sondeland Paul Tharalson llth Grade Alexandra Braathen Kristy Estad Becky Klose Jackalyn McCollum Eli Olson 10th Grade Charley Hall Steven Kartes Dustin Lorenzen Brock Olafson Ben Phelps Patrick Reilly 9th Grade Haley Ashpole Christian DuBois McKenzie Geir Kia Hiller Hailey Jackson Sayler Jenson Brooklyn Johnson Morgan Laxdal Steven McCollum Adam Oberg Shayla Rouland PA~ I~rV~ LocATIoN ONLY (7Ol) 284-7161 different wines to choose from Buy two or more bottles of wine $1.00 off each bottle 2Killer Lit, Coors Light Beer Sale - 24 pk $1.00 off per case on our everyday low price Thur, Jan. 9 - Wed., Jan. l5 Meals are subject to change without notice EDMOI~ PUBLIC SCHOOLS (EDMORE) Served Daily: Skim milk, salad bar option, whole wheat products Thurs- B: French toast, sauce L: taco 'n bag w/trimmings, sauce Fri- B: cereal, yogurt, juice L: spaghetti, w/meat sauce, garlic sauce, garlic toast, green beans, fruit ~o. B: cereal, yogurt, juice L: chicken noodle hot dish, carrots, breadsticks, sauce Tues- B: cinnamon rolls, sauce L: vegetable soup, assorted sandwiches, crackers Wed- B: oatmeal, toast, fruit L: scalloped potatoes, ham, green beans, dinner rolls, sauce FORDVILLE-LANKIN SCHOOL (FoRDVILLE) Milk & bread are served daily. Meals are subject to change. Thurs - MINTO PUBLIC SCHOOL (MINTO) k3vuits, vegetables, milk, peanut butter, jelly, and bread served with all meals. Thurs- 13: oatmeal, toast, fruit L: taco salad, fruits and veggies Fri- B: cereal, toast, fruit L: BBQ on a bun, chips, mac. salad, fruit and veggies Mon- B: eggs, bacon, toast, fruit L: beef stew, biscuit, fruits and ve'~gies Tues- B: omelets, toast, fruit, juice L: hot turkey sandwich with potatoes and gravy, fruits and veggies Wed- B: pancakes, syrup, fruit L: hamburger on a bun, potato chips, fruits and veggies PARK RIVER AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Bread, sun butter, jelly, fruit, salad bar, and milk arc se~ed daily. Thurs- B: omelets, toast, f~it L: hamburger macaroni hot dish, corn Fri- B: breakast pizza, fruit L: chicken burgers, chips salsa Mon- B: breakfast taco L: chicken nuggets, California blend qSaes- B: cereal, toast, fruit L: cheese burgers, French fries Wed- B: breakfast bagel, fruit L: hot ham & cheese, rice, pineapple VALLEY- EDINBURG K-4 (HOOPLE) Fresh vcggies (lettuce, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, celery), fruit and milk served at each meal. Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches offered as an alternative to the entree. Thurs- spaghetti w/meat sauce, garlic toast, veggie bar, peas, fruit Fri- chicken noodle soup, egg salad, turkey, uncrustable sandwiches Mon- chicken nuggets, hash browns, dinner rolls, cooked carrots Tues- hot dogs, tator tots, peas Wed- BBQ'S, baked chips, baked beans VALLEY-EDINBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL (CRYSTAL) Salad bar, fruit, milk served at each meal. Thurs- crispitos Fri- hot dogs, mac. & cheese, bush's beans Mon- bean & cheese burritos Tues- chicken & dumpling soup, bologna or uncrustable sandwich Wed- chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots VALLEY-EDINBURG HIGH SCHOOL (EDINBURG) Bread, milk, fruit, veggie bar, dessert, peanut butter and jelly served with all meals. Thurs- taco salad, salsa, cheese, Bush's beans Fri- French toast, sausages, scrambled eggs, juice cup Mon- chicken burger on whole-grain bun, mac salad Tues- Macaroni hot dish, whole-grain French bread, carrots Wed- Soup choice, asst. sandwiches, crackers