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PAGE 2 THE PRESS FEBRUARY 2, 201 1 Retired but still community involved Recollections of 32 Years in the State Senate You might imagine that in trav- eling to Bismarck for 16 sessions of the Legislature you might run into a few problems. Well I did. One session Glenna and I had our car and our pickup in Bismarck when the session fin- ished the first part of April. We started for home with Glenna driving the car and me following in the pickup. Everything went well until we were on the highway south of Aneta when it started to rain and sleet. We were just start- ing down the very long hill south of Aneta when Glenna hit a patch of ice and made a couple circles and ended in the ditch full of snow. I stopped and picked her up and decided to drive into Aneta. Most people know how help- less a pickup, without weight in the box is on the ice. I was forced to drive with one side on the shoulder of the road where there was some gravel. We drove slow, about 15 miles per hour and final- ly reached Aneta where we ate supper. Glenna was still shook up and refused to drive with me in the pickup the next nearly 100 miles home. She stayed with the lady who ran the caf6 and I came and get her and the car the next day. Another time we were entering the Interstate south of Cooperstown when we found out it hadn't been plowed. We decid- ed to proceed and got as far as a few miles west of Jamestown when the car stopped. Our gas line had been knocked off by the hard drifts. A patrol man came along and we stayed in Jamestown till the car was repaired the next day. This was the winter of 1997, which was very bad. After I got the gas line fixed we went to Bismarck where we found out I had mined my transmission. So we had that replaced so we could go home the next weekend. Another incident when Glenna and I stayed in the townhouse in Bismarck I got a call from the desk at 4 a.m. I went to the desk and found the paper boy had left his car in gear when he delivered and it broadsided my car. You might imagine that in traveling to  Bismarck for 16 sessions of the Legislature you might run into a few problems. Well I did." Charles B. Wilkes Charles B. Wilkes, age 81 of Park River, ND passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at the First Care Health Center of Park River. Charles B. Wilkes was born October 14, 1929 in Portal, ND the son of the late Lawrence and Mary (Roller) Wilkes. He attended rural schools northeast of Bowbells, ND and gradtmted from St. Alphonsus Catholic School in Langdon, ND in 1947. He served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1952 serving as a MP. Following his discharge he returned home and farmed with his parents near Langdon. In 1955 he took over the farm and farmed until 1957. He later moved to Park River and worked in the Livestock Auction Market with his father. He worked part-time as a police officer in Park River for several years and worked as an auctioneer fi'om 1958-1971. He later worked as a security guard at the PAR Site from 1970-72. In 1972 he started running the feed lot in Park River and drove attle truck until 1987 when he started working for area farmers. He retired in 2000. He was a member of the St: Mary's Catholic Church where he was very active in Ushering, Eucharistic ministry and served as a lector. He was also a member of the Paul Farup American Legion Post. He enjoyed woodworking and recycling scrap Iron. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by his sister-in-law Maxine Wilkes, Park River, ND; nieces and nephews: Endora (Jeff) Wilkes- Blanchard, St. Thomas, ND; Patrick (Nicole) Wilkes, Rolla, ND; Sandra (Paul) Wilkes- Stigaard, Seattle, WA; Sarina (Greg) Hankins, Upper Marlboro, MD; grand nieces and nephews: Dacotah & Joshua Blanchard, Colten, Carson and Kyleigh Wilkes. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Paul, an infant brother and sister. Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 10:30 A.M. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church of Park River. Visitation was held Wednesday from 5-7 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River. Interment will be at the church cemetery. Military rites will be provided by the Paul Famp American Legion Post. An online guestbook is available at: www.tollefsonfuneral The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. Grafton Drug to play cupid this Valentine's Day. We carlry ' candy, cards, and gifts for all of your Valentlines needs this February 14. First Care Health Center's Feb. Schedule Dr. Baig, Gastroenterologist ............................................. Feb. 23 (Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Hepatic Consults) Dr. Fanous, Podiatrist ............................................. : ......... Feb. 15 Dr. P, onald Brockman, Ophthalmologist ........................... Feb. 15 Dr. Khokha, Surgeon .................... Weeks of Feb. 7th & Feb. 21st Audiocare AM--Brenda Haugen ...................................... Feb. 22 Wakefield Hearing Center 9 AM - 5 PM ............................ Feb. 15 Richard Wakefield, BCHIS Mammograms, Digital: 9:15 AM--4:00 PM ................. Feb. 9, 24 Foot Care Clinic 9AM - 2PM ............................................. Feb. 16 Christina Bata, Dietitian ............................................. Feb. 1,8, 15, 22 Tom Roskos, MA ............................. Feb. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21,23, 28 Mental Health Therapist C T Scans available daffy MRIs--every Thursday Ultrasounds---every Monday and Thursday DEXA Scans- Bone DenMty Measurement--available daily (Must have a health providers orders) Call 284-7555 for an appointment First Care Health Center Professional Care With A Personal Touch! Walt to send a special thalsk you Ill or re’ogl4ize someole who deserves it? Fur a card of that*ks it, The Press. Call 284--6 Connie M. Kachena Connie M. Kachena, 54, of Grand Forks, ND, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2011, at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks, surrounded by her family. Connie was born on April 10, 1956 in Park River, ND, the daughter of Angeline (Hodny) and the late Frank Kachena. She grew up Park River and graduated from Park River High School in 1974. Connie worked as a nurses aid (CNA) and loved taking care of people. Connie loved spending time with her grandchildren, Guy and her dog, Mandy. She enjoyed fishing, camping, visiting family, campfires, playing cards, watching wheel of fortune and attending family get-togethers. Connie is survived by her son, Scan (Brandi) Kirkeby of Universal City, TX; daughter, Shannon (Tim) Balzam of Fargo, ND; longtime companion, Guy Benson of Grand Forks; mother, Angeline of Park River; sisters, Laurie Loeffler of Grand Forks, Linda (Steve) Onstad of Grand Forks, Teresa (David) Erickson of Grafton, Jenny (Tim) McDonald of Gratton, Debbie (Steve) Fontaine of Park River, Pat (Len) Novak of Fallbrook, CA; brothers, Greg Kachena of Park River and Ran (Deb) Kachena of Yankton, SD; grandchildren, Keira, Timothy and Gabe, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Frank; brother, Frankie; granddaughter, Kali and grandson, Dazmon. Memorial services were held at 2:00*p.m., Wednesday, January 26,2011 at Amundson Funeral Home 2975 S. 42nd St. Grand Forks, ND. A guestbook may be signed at Allen R. Denault Allen R. Denault, age 63 of Park River, ND passed away on Monday, January 24, 2011 at the ARm Hospital of Grand Forks. Allen R. Denault was born February 6, 1947 in Grafton, ND, the son of Adeline Denault and the late Richard Denault. He grew up in Park River and attended Cudmore School, Dundee School and graduated from the Walsh County Agricultural School. After his schooling he began farming and trucking. He took over the family farm in 1969. Richard farmed for many years with Joe Almen; he worked for the Park River Cement Plant, Larson's Potato House, Walsh County Highway Department and drove truck for his wife. Allen was united in marriage to Ruth Billings on July 9, 1993 on their family farm. Allen retired in December of 2009. He was a member of Victory Free Lutheran Church and a former member of the Park Center Lutheran Church. Allen enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing the guitar, music and western movies, especially Clint Eastwood. Allen's family, grandchildren and animals meant everything to him. Allen was survived in death by his wife Ruth Denault, Park River, ND; children: Richard (Mandy) Denault, East Grand Forks, MN; Blanche Berg, St. John, ND; Anne (Ed) Wallette, St. John, ND; grandchildren: Logan, Ava, and Camden Denault, Becky Denault, June and Peter Berg, Darren, Amber and Marie Berg, his mother Adeline Denault, siblings: Leland Denault, Lankin, ND; Gerald (Diann) Denault, Adams, ND; Rolland Denault, Ardoch, ND; Lynette (Randy) Trosen, Park River, ND and Lynelle (Yon) Shutt. Several metes and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the Victory Free Lutheran Church of Park River. Visitation was Friday from 5-7 P.M. with a prayer service at 7:00 at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River. An online guestbook is available at www.tollefsonfuneral The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. - Wolsh County Press--Church Directory- PEMBINA HILLS LUTHERAN CHURCH Thurs. Feb. 3:2 p.m. Borg Worship. Sun. Feb. 6: HOLY COMMUNION 11:00 a.m.Vikur. 9:15 a.m.Trinity. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School • TuB. Feb. 8:2:30 p.m. Bible Study at Borg TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, EDINBURG Sun. Feb. 6:9:15 a.m. Worship (communion) • 10:20 a.m. Sunday School • Youth Fellowship sub sanwiches • Tues.: 9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study • Thur.: 2 p.m. WELCA General Meeting • 7 p.m. Journey of Hope ST JOHN'S NEPOMUCENE CATHOUC CHURCH, PISEK Feb. 6:10:30 a.m. Morning Mass ST JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, LANKIN Feb. 5:5 p.m. Evening Mass ST'S PE'I. R & PAUL CATHOUC CHURCH, BECHYNE Feb. 6:8:30 a.m. Morning Mass ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, CRYSTAL Sunday Mass:8.()O a.m.. Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.. Thursday: 7 a.m. ST. BRIGID OF IRELAND CATHOUC CHURCH, CAVALIER Saturday Mass: 5 p.m. • Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m. • Monday& Friday: 7 a.m. • Wednesday. 6.)0 p.m. OUR SAVlOUR'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, PARK RNER Sun. Feb. 6:9 a.m. Sunday School/Adult Study/Coffee • 10 a.m. Worship • Wed. Feb. 9: Choirs & Confirmations as usual • 5 p.m. 5th & 6th gr. worship ZION  SOUTH TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCHES Sun. Feb. 6:9.0 a.m.Worship at Zion. 10.0 a.m. Sun. School at Zion • 11:00 a.m. Worship South Trinity ST. MARY'S CHURCH Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Good Sam. Center • 5 p.m. St. Mary's, Park River Sunday: 8 a.m. St. Luke's, Veseleyville • 10 a.m. St. Mary's, Park River FEDERATED CHURCH Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship (Fordville) • 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (Park River) • 10:45 a.m. Worship (Park River) • Wednesday: 3:30 p.m. Confirmation VICTORY FREE LUTHERAN CHURCH, PARK RIVER Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages • 11 a.m. Worship • Wed: 9 a.m. Men's Bible Study • 6 p.m. WinGS (3 yrs to grade 7) GRACE FREE LUTHERAN CHURCH, EDINBURG Sunday: 9 a.m. Church Services/10:15 a.m. Sunday School Every Thursday: 9 a.m. Bible Study BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH, PARK RIVER Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship • 10:30 a.m. Fellowship • 11 a.m. Sunday School SEND IN YOUR CHURCH'S SCHEDULE FAX 284-6091 WCPRESS @ POLA RCOMM. COM BECOME A CHURCH SCHEDULE SPONSOR $20.00 A MONTH! CALL THE PRESS 284-6333 TODAY! BECOME A CHURCH SCHEDULE SPONSOR $20.00 A MONTH! CALL THE PRESS 284-6333 TOOAY! . 301 Co. 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No. 665320) is published weekly on Wednesdays for $34.00 per year in Walsh County, $38.00 for out of county, $42.00 per year for the rest of North Dakota and out of state, from The Press building, Park River, North Dakota. Please allow 3 weeks to start new subscriptions or change of address (U.S.P.S. Pub. No. 665-320) Periodicals postage paid at Park River, N.D., and addlional mailing o$ce POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Wa sh County Press, P.O. Box 49, Park River, ND 58270. 403 Briggs Ave. So., P.O. Box 49, Park River, N.D. 58270 Nordmark Publishing Publisher Terra Linn Office Staff Phone: (701) 284-6333. FAX: (701) 284-6091 ' 11 1st Ave. NE, Rolla, ND 58367 Larry Biri Freelance Photographer E-mail: Allison Olimb Editor Policy on Corrections Any error should be reported immediately. Please check the accuracy of your advertisement the first day of insertion. The Walsh County Press will offer a free reprint in the event of an intemal error. BUSINESS HOURS The Walsh County Press is typically open from 9:30 am. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Phone 701-284-6333 • Fax 701-284-6091 • Email: wcpress@polarcomm.corn LEVI'EP-JAREA VOICES POLICY The Walsh County Press will accept letters to the editor and other submissions on issue of public interest. To be published, letter/article must: - Be signed and include your address. Unsigned letters will not be considered. Letters may not be used to thank specific people or organizations. - The Wulsh County Press reserves the right to shorten letters, edit out factual errors and reject those deemed libelous, in poor taste or of a personal nature. - The Walsh County Press will not run letters from the same author two weeks in a row. All opinions expressed are those of the author and do not represent the opinions of The Walsh County Press. lm-/.._ - Be legible. - Preference will be given to letters from the Walsh County area. Letters from outside the area will be considered if they are of sufficient interest. , / I t