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PAGE 2. THE PRESS MARCH 9, 2011 FROM THE TRACTOR SEAT BY DEAN rVV~EBERG~ PARK RIVER In my travels around this with*his cousin Gus and they great country, both when in the have the boys with them. military and now on my annual Unfortunately, the tow hook motorcycle rides, I am often for Gus's rope is too big to hook asked the same question; Why into the frame so the boys decide live in a small town? to push the car. After two blocks, I always mention that it is and yes there is a hill on Code great not having the crime that Ave., the boys and I are tired of big cities have, to know my pushing. neighbor and their children and Along comes a young guy'in to watch them grow and become his white pickup and he offers to adults just like my children did. pull the car. His hook is able to More importantly, it is nice hook onto the frame so he can knowing who that dog that pull the car the rest of the way. keeps coming into my yard to do Once we get. to where we are his business, who he belongs going, I have to insist that he too. The real reason why I love take the twenty that I am giving living in a small town though al- him. ways escapes me because it is He tries to refuse, but I insist one of those intangibles thatyou and then he finally takes the don't think of until it hits you money as ahnost like he is era- smack dab in the face. barrassed about it. As he pulled A recent Saturday night was away, I ask Dean and Gus who one of those times where once he is? "No idea" they both say (I again it was brought home on thought I was the only one who why I love living here in Park didn't know everyone in town). River. ' So I marveled at how once Erna and I had spent the day again, people just come to assist in Grand Forks and on our way someone who is having prob- back home we decided to eat at Ictus. I have lived in, visited and the place that serves the best travelled through enough of the hamburgers in town, the Bowl- big towns to realize that we Mor Lanes (our own opinion, would have been waiting a lot we have not received any Pone- longer than what we had to do tary fees for our endorsement), on Saturday night. We pull off of Hwy 17 onto To the young man who Main and the" CV joint goes on stopped and helped us with the our car. We are sitting in the way tow; Thank You just doesn't of traffic so I hurriedly pushed seem to say it. But I was think- the car to the side in front of ing that when I asked Gus and Currie's house. What to do? Dean who was that guy with the So I call my Son-in-Law and white pickup, it would have he agrees to come down and been perfect if a voice would help pull our car to the Eastside have said, "Why that was the Garage. Only Dean shows up Lone Ranger". We have fhe cure at Grafton Drug! browse our THE LLUSTRATED B BLE great selection of giftware for all of your home's spring decorating needs! Garvie A. Haroldson Garvie A. Haroldson, age 90 of Park River, ND and formerly of Adams, ND passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Center of Park River, ND. Garvie A. Haroldson was born October 8, 1920 in Silvesta Township of Walsh County, ND the son of the late Gilman and Anna (Thrugstad)' Haroldson, and baptized at Hitterdal Lutheran Church, rural Milton. He graduated from Adams High School in 1940 and continued to farm with his dad on the family farm. Garvie was united in marriage to Elaine Lofthus on June 28, 1947 at the parsonage at Edinburg, ND. The couple farmed the Haroldson farm, rural Adams, where they raised four children. Garvie was an active member of Hitterdal Lutheran Church and community serving as church secretary, trustee, deacon and Sunday school teacher. He served on the school board of Adams Public School and was director of the Adams Credit Union Board and later the Adams/Park River Board. Garvie served as the Silvesta Township assessor for 38 years. His family will miss his smile and witty sense of humor. He was a spiritual, faithful man and Grand Forks, ND; sons: Dick (Pence) Haroldson, Williamsburg, VA; Garlen (Sue) Haroldson, Oakdale, MN; grandchildren: Ryan Haroldson; Jeffrey (Michelle) Haroldson, Chad (Sheri) Haroldson, Jared (Kamie) Davidson, Amber (Mack) Sutphin, Adam (Heather) Haroldson, Jennifer Haroldson, Daniel Haroldson and Thomas Haroldson; great grandchildren: Kai Haroldson, Soren Haroldson, Anders Haroldson, Kristoff Haroldson, Morgan Davidson and Tanner Davidson. He was preceded in death by his wife Elaine; son Dean; parents, Sister Effie in infancy and sister Doris Crawford. He was the last surviving member of his imlnediate family. Funeral serviceswere held Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 10:30 A.M. at the Adams Mountain Lutheran Church, Adams, ND. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 1, 2011 from 5- 7 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River, ND. Friends may also call at the church on Wednesday for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Hitterdal Lutheran Cemetery. An online guestbook is his family was blessed with his available at: virtues of patience, kindness, honesty, perseverance and The Tollefson Funeral Home wholesome example, of Park River is in charge of the Garvie is survived by arrangements. daughter Gayle (Dale) Davidson, The word of the Lord came ' to Zechariah, saying, "Thus says the Lord of hosts:". 'Execute true justice, show mercy and compassion everyone to his brother. ' T7 ZECHARIAH 7:8,9 Detail of print by Michael Leunig (c) 2011 by King Features Syndicate, Inc. World rights reserved. Hazel Lucy Pfannsmith Hazel Lucy Pfannsmith, 106, of Park River, North Dakota passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Center. Hazel was born March 2, 1904 in Medtbrd Township, North Dakota to Elden and Alice (McKeith) Ridgway. On November 17, 1926, she married Lester Pfannsmith. They owned-and operated a farm 7 miles west of Fordville until retiring from farming and moving into town. He preceded Hazel in death in 1993. Hazel was a charter member of the Jolly Country Homemakers Club of which she became a member in 1947. She was also a member of the Fordville Presbyterian Church where she belonged to the Ladies Aid circle. Hazel remained in Fordville until July 1999 when she moved to the Sunrise Apartments in Park River. In October of 2003 she became a resident of the Good Samaritan Center. Hazel is survived by son Wendell (Janice) Pfannsmith, daughters Lulu (John) Sve and Claudia (Art) Graham; grandchildren Ellen Joiner, Yvonne Sve, Wendy (Randall) Blasky, Larry (San&a) Pfannsmith, Kevin (Lisa) Pfannsmith, LaVonne Finnerud and Heather (Rob) Notske; 10 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; and sister Lucille (Herman) Novak. FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, February 28, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Fordviile Presbyterian Church with Pastor Paul Keil officiating. VISITATION: One hour before the service on Monday BURIAL: Oak Grove Cemetery, Fordville, ND Officiating will be Pastor Paul Keil. Music selections will be provided by Joyce Keil, Organist and Rose Lynne Miller, Soloist Casket bearers will be Dean Ridgway, Don Novak, Larry Pfannsmith, Kevin Pfannsmith, Brennan Blasky and Art Graham. Orville Gerald Strommen Orville Gerald Strommen, age Mountain Lutheran Church of 95, of Park River, ND passed Adams, ND. away on Friday, February 25, Gerald is survived by two 2011 at the First Care Health daughters Bonnie Ross, Ray, ND Center of Park River, ND. and Linda (Lowell) Williams, Orville Gerald Strommen was Park Rapids, MN; two sisters born July 17, 1915 in Crosby, Stella Myrvik, Park River, ND North Dakota the son of the late and Doris (James) Haug, Ole and Olia (Rod) Strommen. Edinburg, ND; grandchildren, He fought in WWII as a member great grandchildren, and several of the 612 Tank Destroyer nieces and nephews. He was Battalion, and spent fourteen preceded in death by his parents, months in France and Germany.. wife Grace, an infant daughter, Gerald married Grace Clark on and sisters: Thelma Flop and July 11, 1950. In 1951 the couple Luella FloP. moved to Stonebank, Wisconsin where they established a dry Funeral seryices were held cleaning'business. Gerald also Monday, February 28, 2011 at worked as a machinist and part 2:00 P.M. at the Tollefson time , selling cars during Funeral Home of Park River, retirement In 1977 Gerald and ND. Visitation will be one hour Grace moved to Park River. prior to the service at the funeral Grace passed away September home. Interment will be at 28, 2004. Gerald moved into the Trinity Cemetery, Adams, ND. Good Samaritan Center of Park An online guestbook is River, ND in 2005. available at Gerald wrote two books of poems and loved the Green Bay The Tollefson Funeral Home Packers football team. of Park River is in charge of the He was a member of the arrangements. PEMBINA HILLS LUTHERAN CHURCH Wed.: Ash Wednesday 5:30-6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowshipsupper at Trinity 7 p.m. Lenten worship at Trinity Thurs.: 2 p.m. Borg Worship Sun.: 10:30 a.m.Vikur. 9:00 a.m.Trinity. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Tue.: 2:30 p.m. Bible Study at Borg TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, EDINBURG Wed.: Ash Wednesday 5:30-6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship supper at Trinity Sun.: 9:15 a.m. Worship 10:20 a.m. Sunday School Tues.: 9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study ST JOHN'S NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH, PISEK Sun.: 8:30 a.m. Morning Mass ST JOSEPH'S CATHOUC CHURCH, LANKIN Sun.: 10:30 a.m. Morning Mass ST'S PETER & PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH, BECHYNE Sat.: 5 p.m. Evening Mass ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, CRYSTAL Sunday Mass: 8i00 a.m.. Tuesday: 5:30 p.m..,Thursday: 7 a.m ST. BRIGID OF IRELAND CATHOLIC 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.: 9 a.m. Sunday School/Adult Study/Coffee 10 a.m. Worship Wed.: Choirs & Confirmations Lenten Schedule 4:30 p.m. 5th & 6th gr. worship ZION & SOUTH TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCHES Wed.: Ash Wednesday 7 p.m. worship at South Trinity . Sun.: 9:00 a.m. Worship at South Trinity 10:00 a.m. Sun. School 11:00 a.m. Worship Zion with Concordia Outreach team 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 ,~.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 Schoollfor all ages 11 a.m. Worship- Wed: 9 a.m Men's Bible Study 6 p.m. WinGS (3 yrs to grade 7) Match 14 Deacon meeting at 7:00 pm and Council meeting at 8:15pm 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 BECOME A CHURCH SCHEDULE SPONSOR BECOME A CHURCH SCHEDULE SPONSOR I ,-FL.,Goc~ 301 Co. Rd 12B Park River CHURCH'S SCHEDULE $20.00 A MONTH/ S20.O0 A MONTH/ : I .C' ,F' g a0tan Ph. 284-7115 l FAX 284-6091 CALL TH " ' " ":' | ~*'J-~OC'le~l~av=, WCPRESS@POC4RCOMM.COM E PRESS 284 6333 TODAY. CALL THE PRESS 284 6333 TODAY. [ ...... 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