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:v , • | ~ " . • - _Illll41Ul~l~Itlk 1 ~l~l~ t PAGE 2 " THE PRESS FEBRUARY 9, 2011 Retired but still community involved Recollections of 32 Years in the State Senate In my 16 sessions in the Senate I was on many Bills. In the Senate you could have a pri- mary sponsor and five more sen- ators and house members as co- sponsors of the bill. A few of the interesting bills I sponsored were one to make the English language the official language of North Dakota. It passed. Another was in 1999 to cele- brate the coming of the 2000 year. I introduced a bill to permit the use of fireworks for a few days to celebrate the New Year of 2000. It passed. Another bill I introduced as chairman of the Senate Appropriation Committee required that if the state budget went into a deficit balance all government agencies were forced to cut their budget by 10 percent if the legislature wasn't in session. That bill passed. I sponsored and was on a great number of basic and pri- mary education bills to attempt to raise the state support of edu- cation to 70 percent state funded. This had always been the goal of those who promoted better edu- cation in North Dakota. I also sponsored and was co- sponsor of several bills to pro- mote the production of ethanol in North Dakota. Another area where I sponsored bills was pro- moting the production of lignite coal and also the research of coal products. I also enjoyed spon- soring and being a co-sponsor on the promotion of coal generating electrical plants and the promo- tion of safe electrical transmis- sion facilities. I sponsored a bill to condense insurance laws into one chapter of the laws of North Dakota. As chairman of the Senate Appropriation Committee for four sessions of the legislature I was asked to sponsor important bills for some state agencies. When you sponsor a bill it was your obligation to explain it to the proper committees. In my 16 sessions in the Senate I was on many Bills. In the Senate you could have a primary sponsor and five more senators and house members as co- sponsors of the bill." , We carry candy, cards, and gifts for all of your Valentine's needs this February 14. II Want to .send a special thank you tll or recognize someone who deserves it? Put a card of thasks in The Press. Call 254-6 Norman D. Carlson Norman D. Carlson, age 83 of Park River ND and formerly of Lankin, ND passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Center of Larimore, ND. Norman D. Carlson was born October 21, 1927 in Cleveland Township, Walsh County, ND the son of the late Christ and Bessie (Midthun) Carlson where he attended rural school. Following his education he started farm'mg with his father. In 1950 he began serving in the United States Army, in Korea. Following his discharge in 1952 he returned to Walsh County and continued farming. Norman was united in marriage to Alice Monson on June 19, 1953 at the Hoff Lutheran Church. The couple lived and farmed in Norton Township until 2008 when they moved into Park River. Norman was a member of the HoffLutheran Church and served on church boards. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and past commander of the Lankin Bosh- Ryba American Legion Post #157. He served on the School Board, Harvest States Elevator Board and was involved in 4-H county fairs. Norman was the best-ever husband, father and grandfather. He loved helping and caring for his family, friends and anyone in need. Visiting relatives was his idea of a great vacation, but home was always his favorite place to be. He is survived by his wife Alice of Park River, ND; his children: Kaye Carlson, Grand Forks, ND; Beth (Richard) Carlson, Grand Forks, ND; Russel, (Candy) Carlson; Lankin, ND; Noreen (Paul) Hagness, Pembina, ND; twelve grandchildren: Eryn (Nick) Hagadone, BryAnn Schroeder, Lucas Bina, Brooke Bina, Chris (Connie) Carlson, Jared (Crissy) Carlson, Jennifer Carlson, Wade (Lara) Carlson, Jacob Carlson, Katherine (Ryan) Olson, Cassandra Hagness and Marcus Hagness; six great grandchildren: Marcus Jay Carlson, Elle Carlson, Romann Carlson, Wyatt Carlson, Noah Olson, Jocelyn Olson; sisters: Lorna Maughlin, Renton, WA; Judy Bondy, West Fargo, ND; brothers-in-law: Milt Benson, Bainbridge Island, WA; Clair Kroke, Fordville, ND; sister-in-law: Shirley Carlson, Lankin, ND, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three infant daughters, brothers: Conrad, Olger and Reuben and sisters: Blanche Carlson, Lyla Benson and Donna Kroke, brothers-in-law: Galen Bondy, Chuck Maughlin and sister-in- law: Ione Carlson. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the Mountain Lutheran Church of Adams, ND. Visitation was Tuesday from 5-7 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River. Military rites will be provided by the Lankin Bosh-Ryba American Legion Post # 157. Interment will be at the Haft Lutheran Cemetery, rural Adams. The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. Every tithe of the herd and flock - every tenth animal that passes under the shepherd's rod- will be holy to the Lord. LE'vqTICUS 27:32 Detail of"l)er Hirte" woodcut bv Richard Seewald (1919) © 2Oll by King Features Syndicate, Inc. World rights reserved. Wayne E. Wayne E. Drevecky, 78, a resident of Arlington for 40 years, passed away Sunday Dec. 19, 2010, following a valiant 13-year battle with cancer with his family at his side. Wayne Elroy Drevecky was born March 5, 1932, on his parent's farm in Adams, N.D., the youngest of three sons born to Charles and Hansine Moe Drevecky. While growing up, Wayne developed his strong work ethic while helping his brothers, Marvin and Wally, with mandatory farming chores. Wayne would meet his future wife, Dorothy while both were attending high school in Park River, N.D. After enlisting in the Air Force and completing basic training, Wayne married his beloved Dorothy and began a journey with her that would last almost 60 years. The aviation mechanics training he received while serving his country resulted in a job offer from Singer-Link Corp.'s new flight simulator division after completing his enlistment. During his years with Dennis J. Bjorge, age 66, passed away Jan. 11, 2011 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo N.D., after a brief illness. He was born in Ada, Minnesota to Palmer and Irene (Sather) Bjorge. He ~ l ~. ~ ~udy. Ferguson on January 21, 1989. Dennis loved their little dog, Peaches, who would greet him at the door with an excited bark and friendly wag of her tail every time he came home. Dennis loved working on his 1951 Chevy which he would share with everyone by often driving in the 4th of July parade. He enjoyed going to vintage car shows and won many awards which he proudly displayed. Woodworking Singer-Link, the family moved with him as he built flight simulator facilities on U.S. Air Force bases in Alaska, California, Texas, North Dakota, Kansas, Florida and New York. In 1970, American Airlines recruited Wayne to build a commercial flight simulator training facility at its new corporate headquarters in Fort Worth. It was his acceptance of that offer that resulted in the family's permanent return to Texas. After retiring from American Airlines in 1988, Wayne enjoyed family, fishing and woodworking. Left to mourn Wayne's passing are his devoted wife Dorothy; children and spouses, Denise Gunnip (Robert), Dean Drevecky (Holly) and Patrice Ince; grandchildren, Brandon, Nathan and Amanda Gunn~p, Cory, Cary and Cassidy Dreveckuy and Nicole, Dustin and Austin Ince; and great- grandchildren, Ian, Anthony, Eliot and Lucas Gunnip and Keirsten Drevecky. J. Bjorge was one of his hobbies; he made many gifts for the family. Dennis worked for GPK, Associated Potato Growers in Grafton, N.D. and also worked • ,flagging for a construction company. He is survived by his wife Judy (Ferguson) Bjorge, Park River, North Dakota, a sister Linda Thompson, Baker, Montana, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held at Sunrise North in Fargo, North Dakota on Jan. 23, 2011. Burial will be in Twin Valley, Minnesota in the spring. He was preceded in death by his parerits. PEMBINA HILLS LUTHERAN CHURCH Thurs. Feb. 11~: 2 p.m. Borg Worship • Sun. Feb. 13:9:30 a.m. Vikur. 9:15 a.m. Trinity • 10:30 a.m. Sunday School • Tue. Feb. 15:2:30 p.m. Bible Study at Borg TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, EDINBURG I Sun. Feb. 13:9:15 a.m. Worship • 10:20 a.m. Sunday School • Tues.: 9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study • Thur.: 2 p.m, Circle meets with Bible Study ST JOHN'S NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH, PISEK Feb. 12:5 p.m, Evening Mass ST JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, LANKIN Feb. 13:8:30 a.m. Morning Mass ST'S PETER & PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH, BECHYNE Feb. 13:10:30 a.m. Morning Mass SEND IN YOUR CHURCH'S SCHEDULE FAX 284-6091 WCPRESS @ POLARCOMM. COM ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH~ CRYSTAL Sunday Mass: 8:00 a.m.. Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.. Thursday: 7 a.m. ST. BRmID OF IRELAND CATHOUC CHURCH, CAVALIER Saturday Mass: 5 p.m. • Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m. • Monday & Friday: 7 a.m. • Wednesday. 6:00 p.m. OUR SAVlOUR'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, PARK RIVER Sun. Feb. 13:9 a.m. Sunday School/Adult Study/Coffee • 10 a.m. Worship • Wed. Feb. 16: Choirs & Confirmations as usual • 5 p.m. 5th & 6th gr. worship ZION & SOUTH TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCHES Sun. Feb. 13:9:00 a.m. Worship at Zion • 10:00 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 $20.00 A MONTH/ $20.00 A MONTH/ : CALL THE PRESS 284-6333 TODAY! CALL THE PRESS 284"6333 TODAY! 301 Co, Rd 12B • Park River Ph. 284-7115 Fax 284-7117 F IRST UMTED Bank&lnsurance. 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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) I Penodicals postage paid at Park River, N.D., and ~ mailing off~e POSTMASTER: Send address I changes to The Walsh County Press, p.o. Box 49, Park River, ND 58270. Nordmark Publishing Publisher 11 1st Ave. NE, Rolla, ND 58367 Allison Olimb Editor Terra Linn Office Staff Larry Biri Freelance Photographer Policy on Corrections Any error should be reported immediately. Please cheek 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. BusI~mSs HOURS The Walsh County Press is typically open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Phone 701-284-6333 • Fax 701-284-6091 • Email: LETTER/AREA VOICES POUCY 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 considerett. Letters may not be used to thank specific people or organizations• - The Walsh County Press reserves the fight 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 opmmns expressed are those of the author and do not represent the opmmns of The Walsh County Press. - Be legible. - Preference will be given to letters ~om the Walsh County area. Letters from outside the area will be considered if they are of sufficient interest.