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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2_5, 2_0 1 7 Pase 7 By Kevin Skavhaug All things have a "thing"... Suffice to say I'm a fan of dogs. I don't think I've ever met a dog I didn't like. I sup- pose it has to do with what you grow up with. I grew up with dogs, so many different ones now it's hard to re- member them all. The first dog I remember was Queenie, a silver and black German Shepard we had growing up on the farm west of 35. Queenie was a good dog to us kids but not so much to the baby pigs. She "mysteriously" disap- peared one spring after her obsession with the piglets reached the point of no re- turn. I'm sure she has been cured of that in dog heaven by now. Since that time there were always dogs around. Mutts mostly, hand-me-downs from promiscuous teen dogs in love I suppose, but nonetheless, they were all good dogs. I can't remember all of their names; guess I should have kept a dog jour- nal or something, but like Queenie, it seems they all had their own peculiar "thing" that made them memorable. I remember one dog I picked up when I was a jun- ior in high school. A pure bred hunting dog that would be my slough pounding part- ner for autumns to come. She was a brown and white springer spaniel that I named Bandy. I thought about nam- ing her Brandy, but that was an ordinary name so. I dropped the r and went with something a little less com- mon. The "thing" that Bandy had was a knack for wan- dering. She was a traveler of epic proportions, well at least in dog miles. By the time I got Bandy as an eight-week-old pup, she was a town dog as we had moved to Park River by then. She grew up in our house and spent the first few months exploring the al- leys and back yards of Park Avenue south. When she was just shy of Cont. page 9 Spoilers tough at Centennial Photos: Larry Bid Left: Grafton/Park River Spoilers Tom Magnusson lets go with a slap shot against West Fargo. The Spoilers fell 7-1 to the Packers at the Centennial Center. Above: Grafton/Park River defenseman Jacob Erovick skates to the comer for the puck. By Kevin Skavhaug closing offpassing lanes which of The Press resulted in numerous stolen CRYSTAL. N.D. Park passes and lay-ups going the River/Fordville-Lankin broke other way. open an early 4-4 tie with a 16- The Titans battled back in 0 mn late in the first quarter to the second half but were nev- vault by Drayton/Valley-Edin- er able to close the distance on burg in girls' basketball action the number two ranked team in Friday night. The Aggies would cruise through the first half the state. The Aggies won the from there, building up a 34-14 second half33-29. halflime lead. Leading the Aggie scoring Again it was the full court was Kaitlyn Brintnell with 16. pressure that was most effective Jenna Zavalney had 14. Taylor for the Aggies. In the smaller Knudson had 11 as did Bailey confines of the Crystal gym, the Beneda for the Aggies. The Ti- A.g e defense appeared smoth- tans were led by Taylor Reilly's enng at times, trapping and 14 and Laiken Larson's 10. Photo: Larry Biri Left: "l' ans Laiken Larson drives past Taylor Dalbey of the Aggies for two points. Laiken finished the game with 10 points. Above: Park River/Fordville-Lanldn Aggies Jenna Zavalney battles with DraytonNalley-Edinburg Titahs Taylor Reilly on the floor for control of the basketball. The Aggies downed the Titans 67-43 in Crystal. Contact us (7011284-7161 Sigma E Regent Tour LS: A premium touring tire designed for today's luxury vehicles. 80,000-Mile (T-Rated) Limited Treadware Warranty P205/70R15 $72.42 P215/70R15 $73.68 P205/65R15 $72.54 P225/60R16 $84.29 P225/55R17 $107.63 P225/60R17 $116.18 Other sizesavailable Free mounting and balancing with purchase of 4 new tires. North Star Kitchen Winter Hours until April 1 Monday-Saturday: 6am-8pm Sunday" 10am-8pm Hot Stuff Pizza Large Pan Single Topping Pizzas $10 Subs, Sandwiches, Appetizers, Salads available Order ahead Noon Specials *Monday - Roast Pork Tuesday - Tacos *Wed nesday - Tu rkey - Roast Beef *Friday - Ham *AJI! are served'with potatoes and veggies (7Ol) 284-7oo7 Full or Part time RN & LPN positions available at First Care Health Center in Park River. 0 Contact Lori Seim at First HEALTH CENTER