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N ,RCH 9, 2011 THE PRESS PAGE 5 DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- Adams-Edmore fourth graders Ethan Sampson and Sara Hodek recently competed in the North Dakota U-14 (under 14) Bantam Curling Championships held at Lake Region Curling Club in Devils Lake. Skip Sampson .and vice skip Hodek curled their way to a three way tie for first place after the round robin competition. Because of their team's shootout score determined earlier in the bonspiel, they were awarded first place overall and are the North Dakota U-14 Champs. Team Sampson was not the only teafn with ties to Edmore at the state bonspiel. Tim Hodek also skipped a team in the U-18 boy's bonspiel, and ended with a 2-2 record. The Tim Hodek team also includes, Carl Kolbo, Jake Brekke, and Brock Olafson. Both teams got the chance to compete at the Can-Am Bonspiel in Grand Forks, facing stiff competitors from Canada and USA. In the U- 18 group another skip and vice skip from Devils Lake won this event also. Alex Kitchens team went undefeated in a 5 team playdown event. They are really tough. The players are Paul Tharalson from Hoople, Luke Whalen from Grand Forks, Nate Myrhre vice skip, and Alex Kitchens skip. Top: Sara Hodek, Fairdale, Curling in State Bantams in Devils Lake. Bottom Left: The winners of the U-14 group was the Ethan Sampson team. The players are; Abbey Kitchens 2nd, Eva Sobak lead, Sara Hodek vice, and Ethan Sampson skip. Bottom Right: Alex Kitchens team went unde- feated in a 5 team playdown event. The players are Paul Tharalson from Grafton, Luke Whalen from Grand Forks, Nate Myrhre vice skip, and Alex Kitchens skip. (Photos: Submitted) student chosen to participate in Orchestra's the Greater Symphony PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Hayley Fingarson, Edinburg has been selected as a violinist with the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra's Junior Symphony. A-spring orchestra concert will be presented on Sunday, March 13th at 3:00 pm in the East Grand Forks High School Performing Arts Center. The three orchestras performing at the concert provide training in orchestral and symphonic performance for students from elementary to college age. Sinfonietta, directed by Ligia Feo de Drago, is an ensemble composed of elementary and middle school-aged string players. Sinfonietta will perform selections chosen to introduce the musicians to a variety of styles and musical forms. This ensemble will also join the Junior Symphony for the beautifully arranged "Celtica," which features Donilyn Bergman on solo violin. Bergman is a former concertmaster of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony and has two daughters who are violinists in the Junior Symphony. The Junior Symphony is composed of intermediate -level middle school and high school string players and is directed this Hayley Fingarson (Photo:Submitted) , semester by Suzanne Larson. This ensemble will present varied works for string orchestra, including a suite ofEdvard Grieg's music and an arrangement of a Handel Concerto Grosso. The Junior Symphony will also join the Youth Symphony to perform Farandole by Georges Bizet. The Youth Symphony, directed by Valdin Buchmeier,' is composed of advanced string, wind, brass and percussion players in high school and college. They will perform standard symphonic and orchestral repertoire including the final movement ofDvorak's 8th Symphony, Vaughn Williams' Rhosymedre, and a Corelli Concerto Grosso. The concert will close with Bernstein's thrilling Overture to Candide; for this selection the Symphony will be joined by members of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony, UND faculty, and other area professionals. Tickets will be available for $5 at the door; children aged 10 and under are free. A reception will follow the performance. The GGFSO Youth Programs, which also include Summer Strings Chamber Music Program and Divertimento Chamber Music, are coordinated by Naomi Welsh. Above: Geraldean Samuelson (left) and Tanya DesChamps (right) of Lucky 13 bar in Adams, N.D. (Photo: Submitted) SMOKE-FREE BAR FROM PAGE 1 -- both former tobacco users, customers, they felt that this Geraldean has smoked on and off decision had to be made. Their since she was about 15, stating decision is backed up by the 2006 that back then it was almost Surgeon General's Report, which expected that they would smoke, states that there is no "risk-free" Geraldean was raised by her Aunt level of exposure to secondhand Irene for a number of years smoke. This report goes on to following her mother's death, advise that all people at risk for Geraldean relates that Irene had heart disease should avoid all also started smoking at age 15 but indoor places that allow smoking had quit after 40 years because as even a short-term exposure to she was not allowed to smoke at secondhand smoke creates an work. Luckily, Irene has not increased risk of heart attacks. suffered any health problems The Lucky 13 is also locally related to her tobacco use. well known for their delicious However, Geraldean stated food, especially their Taco that her sister, Dana, was not as Thursday's. They have received lucky. Last year, at the age of 37, Dana passed away from some support from their esophageal and throat cancer customers who are looking secondary to her tobacco use. The forward to eating out in this new Samuelson's have also lost smoke-free environment. While the Lucky 13 does hold a several other family members to restaurant license, they have not health problems secondary to tobacco use, including JenT's been able to utilize it, due to the mother, Marcy who died back in smoking, now they can look at 2001 from lung cancer. All of adding to their menu. The these loses have been an Samuelson's are hopeful that the additional reason to go smoke- new smoke-free environment free. will attract more people into their The Samuelson's had hoped bar for food. With 80% of North that North Dakota would pass a Dakotan's as non-smokers, the comprehensive smoke-free law odds are in their favor. which would make all bars in The Walsh County Health North Dakota smoke-free, this District commends the Lucky 13 does not appear to be in the for voluntarily going smoke-free works this legislative session, and thereby providing a safer, Thus foi" their own health, and the smoke-free environment for their well being of their staff and employees and customers. HEALTH FAIR FROM PAGE 1 while walking by the Park River Center received a couple of years Ambulance booth, ago, allowed for the development "Let's go test our strength," of the wellness outreach program another said while going by the for Park River and the Occupational Therapy table, surrounding communities, The health fair started in Park making fitness programs and River as a part of the Wellness health education possible Outreach Without Wallsthroughout the area. program. The Rural Health The grant runs through next Network Development Planningyear, so expect one more health Grant, which First Care Health fair to hit Park River next spring. The family of Deborah Conlon wishes to express our most heartfelt thank you to everyone, our families, relatives, friends and neighbors for their kindness, sympathies, memorials, cards, beautiful flowers, food brought to our laomes, the luncheon and the St. Josephs Altar Society for serving the luncheon. Special thank you to Father John Keinschimt for the beautiful service and to Father Sam for you thoughtful phone call. The Readers; Annette and Mary, Gift Bearers; Connie and Diane and Honorary Pallbearers; Don, Tenny, Susan, Marggy, Jenni, A1, Darin, Robert and Steve. Thank you to the Organist Brent Hermans. Cantor Jean Ann Jiskra. Also thank you to Michael Such and the Tollefson Funeral Home Staff for their compassion and prayers said at the burial. Thank you Bertha and Verna for leading the Rosary before Mass. God Bless you all John and Betty Soukup Jeff Soukup and Family T.J. Conlon Christy, Jason Mailon and Family Call 284-6333 or email County Press wcpress with your 9 l .D. neighborhood news