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Page 6 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS p I JEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015 CAVALIER, N.D. -- The Pembina County Area Sports- man's Club is hosting its annual Ice Fishing Derby on Lake Ren- wick at Icelandic State Park on Saturday, Feb. 7. The derby begins with entrants droppingfishing lines in the water at 10 a.m. and fishing until 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for both kid and adult divisions. The oldest fisherman to catch a fish is also awarded a prize. Entry fee is $10 per person with kids 12 and younger free. All fish- ermen must follow North Dakota fishing regulations for this event. Icelandic State Park is located 5 miles west of Cavalier, ND on State Highway 5. Please use the Renwick Dam road to access Lake Renwick. For more information contact Char Binstock at (701) 265-4561. T-~..~d~.~.:& -~=v=5-C~,.= U-~-~=v:i.E -,.=-~.;-Z, -L grade school. Before I went to col- Larson, Professor of History at lege he was the only person I Hendrix College, a fine liberal ever knew who could do every- arts college in central Arkansas, thing better than I could. He was enjoying a cup of coffee in the could run faster than I could hope Student Union, thinking about ab- to. He could look up words in the solutely nothing important, when dictionary twice as fast as I could, he noticed one of his students His American Flyer electric train reading a book entitled Meeting Je- could go faster than my Lionel be- sus Again for the First Time. The fore overturning. He always got author was "Borg". better grades than I did. (In my de- For three decades I had heard fense, Mark sometimes did better nothing about or from Mark. My only because he got an A in De- curiosity was aroused, so I asked portment.) the student whether the author's It's strange how these childhood middle name was Joel. It was. things still clutter my mind, even after 60 years. Inthose six decades Mark had already published three bestselling books. A few contacts that have passed since his family moved to Fargo, our paths have from the school led him to accept a lecturing opportunity on the gone completely different ways (except that we both became aca- Hendrix campus. demics; he a thinker and writer I ask you to remember at this about Christianity, I, a teacher of point, that Dr. Marcus J. Borg, Russian history). Ph.D., was a world,class scholar, In those 60 years we met exactly a person who lectured intema- twice. Once in New York City, tionally, a person whose work when he was on the verge of be- was so intriguing and impressive coming an Important Person in that he received a phone call one Christology, then again thirty years evening from a well-to-do Texan later, when he visited my campus who set up a 3 million dollar trust to deliver a couple lectures, and fund so Marcus could have the free spend an evening with our fami- time to think and write. Marcus ly... delivered a wonderful lecture, In 1967 we met in New York clear, well-organized, enticing. City: we hadn't seen each other for One of our brightest students found fifteen years. I had no idea what that his life changed as a result of to expect. All of you have proba- the lecture; he is now a Bishop. bly had the experience that I have So what did Dr. Marcus Borg, had: a person you once knew really eventually the author of 20 books, well when you were both at the insist upon? The terms of his con- bottom has risen through the ranks, tract specified that he was to have has changed, has become some- the entire evening after his lecture thing superior.! YOffmeet With that free so he could spend the hours person, you are treated decently, with an old friend. and yet you can,t shake that feel- Fifty years had passed, a full ing of condescension coming from a friend you once knew so well. half century, and still the power of And yet in 1967 this man on the friendship was greater than the lure verge of greatness, had a wonder- of advancement or the satisfaction ful spirit. He could meet a person of being the most brilliant person who had not yet achieved much, as in the company of those who were an old friend. No condescension not his equals. It was one of the to a struggling graduate student most emotionally memorable from the Midwest who had never evenings in my life. And yet I can- even been to New York City: we not remember the details, only could meet as two old friends--his that somehow our daughter and I attitude was "Let me show you took out our own copies of William New York City, and those parts of Butler Yeats' poetry and began it that have given my life new reading different poems simulta- meaning." We went to the Sulli- neously. "Duelling Yeats", Mark van Street Playhouse, way off called it. Broadway, where we saw The How many world-class people Fantasticks. A street market where have time for the simplicities of I could buy my wife a piece ofgen- friendship? uine artist-made, not "Tiffany- Marcus--no, you will always like'jewelry, that she has until this be just Mark to me, a kid that day. A mission church that be- picked his scabs and played tack- lieved in the equality of God's crea- le tag at recess, the intrepid sailor tures, a place where two street- that sailed Dixie Cups down the walkers could take communion on spring-swollen coulee, the guy an equal basis with respectable who collected bubble gum cards people like myself, and introduced me to the life- "Let me show you what semi- nary life is about" Mark seemed to long pleasures of stamp collecting, be saying, not "Let me impress you the pirate I buried treasure with, the with my achievements at Union boy that could do everything bet- Theological Seminary." Then, ter than I---even though we got to- we went our separate ways. gether only twice in 60 years, I Each of us struggled: I with sup- miss you very, very much. I have porting a family and with advanc- never met a great person so hum- ing in the academic world, he ble and so tolerant of human fail- with "the dark night of the soul" ings as you. and becoming a world-renowned Godspeed! I hope that God has scholar who could explain com- explained His nature to you, and plicated ideas to everyday people, that you now have the certainty you Thirty years later, Dr. David could never reach in this life. Lifeline The eac r In Personal Response andSupport Services How Lifeline Works To Get You Help Fast If you need help, push your personal help button, which automatically dials the Lifeline Response Center'. Trained Personal Response Associates who have instant access to your pertinent ir- formatior wilt contac;t you immediately to see winat help you need. Even if you can't answer, Lifeline will send the help you need right away and will fallow-up to ensure that help did arrive and you are being cared for. 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