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Pa e 8 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS , WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 20 7 By Kevin Skavhaug .One hundred and two souls... A couple summers ago I at- tended the 90th birthday cele- bration of my Aunt Muriel. It was held in the Mountain Lutheran Church in Adams. During the presentation, I re- member hearing about an ear- ly membership accounting from the late 1880's for that mostly Norwegian congrega- tion. It said something to the af- fect that "our church current- ly has one hundred and two souls and one Swede!" I thought that interesting and cer- tainly funny. At the time I as- sumed it was good, old fash- ioned Norwegian humor, but then again, maybe there was something more sinister to the remark. I had to find out. So it got me to thinking.., which got me to take action this past week, just two years after the fact. To begin my quest I want- ed to find out interesting bits of Norwegian lore and specifi- cally, what they thought of Swedes in general Since I think a good chunk of me is from the shallow end of the Norwegian gene pool, based on the fact that my name sounds like it is probably Nor- wegian and because I say "huh" all the time, which I found out, is the number three most common thing about be- ing Norwegian -- that they say "huh" all the time when some- one says something to them (us). (For all you faithful Press readers back in Norway, for- give me for taking liberties and using words such as "us, we, and ours" when referring to Norwegians, but from all I've discovered in my family his- tory, no other nationality was willing to claim a name like Skavhaug). But what about the Swedes? What are they like? Are they nice? Do they want to take over Norway? Are they going to build a wall? Can they ski even? All of these things I needed to know. In other words, who wins? Norway or Cont 9 Above: Park River/Fordville-Lankin Aggies Adam Zavalney drives around Caval.ier Tom,o's Ancl. re .Carri'er on. his way to the basket. Adam scored 19 points as the Aggies surprised the Tornadoes wmntng tn overtime in Park .River. Right: Aggies Jace Jehlicka eludes a Cavalier defender for a under-handed layup for two of hts 13 po rns =n the Agg=es wtn over Cavalier in Park River. Photos: Larry Bid By Kevin Skavhaug of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- In a game that lasted 36 minutes, Park Riv- er/Fordville-Lankin led for only two minutes and 14 seconds of it. But those minutes are mhatcounted as the Aggies,picked up a nice 66-64 overtime win over Cavalier here last Tuesday night. Andy Moe's two free throws with 2:14 of overtime gave Park River/Fordville-Lankln its first lead of the game and then five out of six shooting from the free throw line later in overtime sealed the Aggies come from behind win. The Aggies battled back from deficits of 19 and 15 points in the first half to claim an important region win. PRFL, who is vying for a home play-in game in two weeks, helped themselves along that path with the win. Cavalier got up on the Aggies early thanks in part to the inside game of Andre Carrier. The freshman post scored 9 first quarter points en- route to his game high 22. The Aggies trailed 20-12 after one quarter and were down 38-23 at the half. But the third and fourth quarters were all Aggies. Led by Adam Zaval- ney's 9 third quarter points, the Aggies had pulled to within nine at the end of the quarter trailing 49-40. The Aggies would get six big points from Andy Moe in the fourth and a three pointer (the Aggies lone trey of the game) by Jace Jehlicka with two minutes to go to tie this one up. The Aggies would had a chance to win it in regulation, but a missed shot with :08 seconds left gave Cavalier a last second shot that rimmed out sending this one to overtime. In the overtime the Aggies scored all of their points at the free throw line hitting on seven of eight attempts. A last second shot by Cavalier was offthe mark and the Aggies avenged a 27 point loss earlier in the season to the Tornadoes. Zavalney led the Aggies with 19 followed by Jehlicka's 13 and Moe's 12. With the win the Aggies improved to 9 wins against 10 losses on the season. The Aggies will finish regular season play with a very im- portant game on Friday in Larimore. A win for PRFL could give them a home play-in game next week. A loss will most certainly see them having to travel for their opening round game. Lelt: Aggies Andy Moe goes in for a reverse layup while being dosely guard- by.the Tomadoes Colton Ratchenski. Andy scored 12 points in the Ag- gle win. Serving 11am- lpm BINGO begins at l:30pm Come for LUNCH- BINGO- or BOTH Grows like Wildfire Wheat breeder Dr. Greg Fox has developed a hard red spring wheat variety that is available this year as Certified seed called TCG-Wildfire. It has a long large reddish spike that will look like wildfire racing across the field hence the name Wildfire. TCG-Wildfire has very high yield potential, medium height with excellent standability, medium high protein and has a good disease package. TCG-Wildfire also has good bread baking qualities. Call for to book your TCG-Wildfire! O r d e r Let us help you (701) 657-2127 get growing! PEMBINA SPECIAL EDUCATION COOPERATIVE NOTICE OF FREE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION SCREENING FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-5 Parents/Guardians, the PEMBINA SPECIAL EDUCATION COOPERATIVE is coordinating the fall/spring preschool screening for the school districts of Drayton, North Border, St. Thomas, and Valley-Edinburg. Parents or guardians who have concerns about their 3-5 year-old child's abilities or skills may request this screening, which may help determine if a child's skill levels are adequate or if further assessment is warranted. A child can be screened in the following areas: Speech/language skills School readiness Motor skills ,Social/play skills Behavior activity level Hearing Parents or guardians may call the PEMBINA SPECIAL EDUCATION COOPERATIVE at 265-8080 to request a screening appointment before Friday, March 10, 2017.