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FEBRUARY 2, 2011 THE PRESS PAGE 5 To WASHING+ON about Initiative 2, which would "set uniform natibnal standards for the education of blind students in K-12." The third initiative is designed "to increase business opportunities for disabled Americans by enact- ing the Americans with Disabilities Business Opportunity Act. Suzie said before leaving on Saturday they weren't exactly sure what the schedule was, but Brandon had some plans of his OWlq. For the most part, Brandon spent the week before going on this trip with his parents, Suzie and Chuck, scouring the Internet for various tourist attractions for them to discover. "He's our tour guide," Suzie said. In addition to having the sup- port of his family on this adventure, he has his community behind him as well. John Evenson of the American Legion post in Edinburg said that both the legion and the auxiliary FROM PAGE 1- voted to support Brandon on his trip. They said that although most everything was paid for as a part of the trip, they wanted to send him off with some spending money to treat himself. Both representatives from the legion and auxiliary emphasized how Brandon ,vas an excellent stu- dent and community member, who they were proud to have represent- ing North Dakota in Washington. "Brandon is consistently on the A honor roll," Evenson said. Alida Flora of the Legion Auxiliary echoed a similar senti- ment. "He's an excellent listener and thinker, and he has an excellent sense of humor," she said. Brandon was thankful for the gilt adding, "I will be using it that's for sure." Suzie said it all just started with an application. "This is just going to be unbe- lievable," Brandon said. "I think it's an experience of a lifetime." Leadership short course set LANGDON, N.D. -- People from nortbeastem North Dakota have an opportunity to develop leadership skills through a Rural Leadership North Dakota short course. Rm-al Leadership North Dakota (RLND) is the North Dakota State University Extension Service's leadership development program that teaches people from farms, ranches and rural communities to become effective leaders. The program also helps them develop skills to over- come challenges facing rural North Dakota. The short course is a four-part program that will be held in Langdon Feb. 23, March 9 and 23, and April 6 at the NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center. "Your investment in this short course will lead to a better understand- ing of yourself and others," says Marie Hvidsten, RLND director. Each session will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Here is what will be cov- ered at each session: * Feb. 23 - Orientation, an overview of the RLND program and group activities to enhance networking skills * March 9 - Understanding individuals' behavioral styles * March 23 -Effective communication skills * April 6 - Understanding and managing conflict The cost is $200 per person. That includes noon lunches, breaks and all materials. The deadline to register is February 14. Tuition scholarships are available. For more information about the short course or scholarsps, contact Ron Beneda or Macine Lukach in the Cavalier County ExteJn'office at (701) 256-2560. You aI6 dm e- mail Beneda at rnald'beneda@ndsu'edu or Lukach at Area student selected for [uropean music tour FARGO, N.D. -- On July 6, 2011, 290 honor student musi- cians representing the states of North Dakota and Montana will gather at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND, for three days of rehearsal and a perform- ance prior to-departing to seven European countries for a 16-day tour. Rebecca O'Toole of Crystal has been selected for this honor. Rebecca was a member of the Valley High School high school music program, directed by Greg Janick. Rebecca is the daughter of Brian and Sara O'Toole. Students were nominated for the 2011 Northem Ambassadors of Music tour based upon their level of musicianship, leadership, and character, and were selected for participation by invitation. Each nominee received a copy of an ambassador of good will proclamation from the office of the govemor or his or her respec- tive state honoring his or her selection. Dr. Warren Olfert, Director of Bands at North Dakota .State University, will serve as Music Director for the tour. Olfert will share conducting duties for the Concert Band program with Dr. Sigurd Johnson, Associate Director of Bands at North Dakota State University. Larry Swingen, choir director at Malta High School in Malta, MT, will conduct the Honor Choir. Voyageurs International, Ltd., a Denver- based agency specializing in European music tours for over 37 states throughout the country for over 40 years, designs the tour. This is the Northern Ambassadors sixth such tour, having grown from 110 participants in 2001 to over 300 travelers in 2011. Prior to their departure for Europe on July 9, student partici- pants will gather on the campus of North Dakota State University for an intensive three-day schedule of rehearsals and orientation ses- sions. On Friday evening, July 8, at 6:30 PM, a farewell concert will be held in Festival Concert Hall in the Reineke Fine Arts Center on the campus of North Dakota State University and is open to the pub- lic. The Northem Ambassadors of Music honor band and chorus will share their music with European audiences in seven different coun- tries and in a variety of performance settings. The tour will include stops in England, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, and Germany. The Northern Ambassadors of Music tour is an educational pro- gram designed for honor music students to perform and share their musical talents, while gaining cul- tural enrichment abroad. Big hearts, big 'help Above: Pictured are students from Park River Elementary. They are shown with just a few of the toys that were brought to school by many students and staff to give to area children for Christmas. This act of kindness and generosity has made numerous needy children very happy and has warmed the hearts of many. Gifts have been distributed by staff from Northeast Human Service Center. (Photo submitted) l'olarto sponsor FRS "x outh Tour student PARK RIVER, N.D..-- Polar Communications will again spon- sor a High School student to th National Telephone Cooperative Association (NTCA) Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Youth Tour in Washington, DC. The 2011 Tour is an all-expenses paid trip scheduled for June 4-8, 2011. Youth tour participants will re- ceive a first-hand glimpse at how the legislative and regulatory de- cisions made in Washington, D.C., affect how their local serv- ice providers operate in their own hometowns. The trip features a comprehensive overview of the telecommunications industry, in- cluding careers in telcom as well as the critical role that telecommu- nications plays in rural America. In addition to the educational component of this trip, the youth tour also introduces the students to various historical landmarks throughout the nation's capital. Visits to the Vietnam, Korean and World War II memorials, the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, Mount Vernon, the Smithsonian Institution, Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials are among the highlights of the trip. To qualify, the student's parents must be subscribers of Polar and the student must be age 16 or 17 years old at the time of the youth tour. Deadline for entries is March 1,2011. Applications can be ob- tained from your High School Guidance Counselor or at Area stuent honored for hard worj WATERTOWN, S.D. -- Deb Shephard, Lake Area Technical Institute President, announces the current honor roll. A minimum grade point average of 3.25 and full-time status is required of LATI honor stu- dents. Students honored include Jordan Loewen of Park River has earned an H honor indicating 'H' = 3.25 - 3.99 GPA. He is majoring in Aviation Maintenance Tech. Vintage snowmobile ride set for a community cause MOUNTAIN, N.D. -- Saturday, Feb. 5 the city of Mountain will be host to a variety of vintage snowmobiles when they host their fast annual Vintage Snowmobile Ride and Show. Registration will be open from 10 a.m. until noon with the ride starting at 1 p.m. Trophies will be awarded to the participant with the snowmobile that can be called the "Best Restored," "Best Original," People's Choice," or "ard Luck." One grand prize wiI1 also be awarded. Stops throughout the day in- clude Crystal, Hoople, Edinburg, and Milton (time permitting). Participants are asked to be back in Mountain at 6 p.m. for sup- per and prize drawings. The event is sponsored by MC- CCCC. All proceeds go towards the Mountain Community Center Project. C,o00o,]ki00,e00 iha ]hamtd[ (Jnce again, It'sGirl Scout Cookie time It's Girl Scout Cookie time! Girl Scouts in your community will have all your favorite Girl Scout cookies in-hand for you to purchase and enjoy. Eight varieties of cookies including everyone's favorite...Thin Mints will be avail- able. If Caramel deLites are your passion, then we have that too! New this year is a delicious new Belgian-style caramelized cookie called the "Shout Out." No more placing an order and waiting for the cookies to arrive. Girl Scouts will have cook- ies in-hand to buy from the first day of the sale. In addition, Cookie Shops will be set up at vat- ious businesses throughout each community to accommodate today's busy lifestyle. Customers can go to and click on the Cookie Shop link to find a searchable listing of the nearby Cookie Shops. Tami Haug-Davis, CEO of Girl Scouts-- Dakota Horizons said. "The Girl Scout cookie program has produced more female .business owners than most universities, and gives girls skill sets to make the world a better place." "Each box of cookies sold helps young girls build leadership skills, learn goal setting, deci- siGn making and money management," stated Haug-Davis. Every Girl Scout Cookie has a mission to help girls do great things.. Some cookies help fund camps for girls. Some cheer up soldiers in Iraq. And some teach girls how to manage money and becofne community leaders. Proceeds from the sale stay in the Girl Scout community where they are purchased. Ifa Girl Scout does not knock on your door, call the Cookie Hotline at 1.800.666.2141, or find the Cookie Shop nearest you by visiting our website at www.gsdakotahorizons.0rg. # POLAR COMMUNICATIONS " IqON-DISCRIMINKTION STATEMENT Polar Communications is the recipient of Federal financial assistance from the U. S. Department of Agrieuhure (USDA). The USDA prohibits discrimination in all its prograrns and activities on the basis of rac.e, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic ,inforhation, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape; etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (2o2) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Oce of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. 14oo Independence Avemle, S., STOP 941o W., Washington, r). c. 2o.5o-941o, or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (English) or (8oo) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (8oo) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). "USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and Lender". "I'}m prsorl rsponsib]e for (:oordinatin(;l this organization's non-discrimiration compliance efforts i.; the Chief Finmmial Offmer. Your source for Happy Happenings. Walsh County Press 284-6333 I #,.t,- Two-day conference on producing, .,a,,dL--". % processing, and utilizing locally-growq foods ,.-*,-- '" and food products. G;:i_ FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FEB 18-19 ,: DOUBLEWOOD INN-BISMARCK registration for conference is $40 %.v for more info call: 1-701-328-4763 or '" email Be vocal - Ask /?r local