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PORTS Page 8 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, APRIL I 8, 2018 By Kevin Skavhaug Huh The craze of the year of course is DNA testing. I like many of you, am cu- rious to see where I came from. I received a kit from one of the big DNA com- panies as a Christmas gift from my son and after spitting in a tube, I waited as anxious as a senior who took the ACT for the re- suits to come back. Based on accounts from my parents, I always thought that I was com- pletely Norwegian. But re- ally, I doubt that anyone is 100% of anything. In reality, I figured my genealogical beginnings weren't anywhere near present day Oslo. I was pretty sure they weren't anywhere near Cairo either but rather someplace in between. So one day in February the results were emailed to me. Something like 86% Norwogian, ,59/o- -:Finnishi, , 2% English, and 2% Irish. The rest was a combination of things probably Diet Coke. At least there was no Swede in there. No of- fense to anyone Swedish, " but it's sort of like when NDSU plays SDSU, some- one has to be the bad guy. So, my results basical- ly said I am almost all Norwegian. But what does that mean? To be Norwegian I mean. How does that make me different from say, someone who is Pol- ish, or German? I only had to ask Google to find out. I googled "traits of Norwegians" and quickly found my answers. Many of them made perfect sense. I guess centuries of reproduced Norse genes stick with you, even if you're second generation American. Here are some things I found out. Norwegians talk on the "in breath" and on the "out breath." Say "Well ya know" while breathing in. Yep. Skiing is a big thing. So are fish and fishing, and hiking. Norwegians say "huh" or "um" quite a bit. Going to a getaway in the country is a pastime in Norway but then when aren't you in the country in Norway? There's this thing for High Schoolers in Nor- way called Russefeiring. It probably wouldn't go over well here. Um, things are super expensive in Norway. Not that this defines someone Norwegian, but it probably means I'll never be going there, but with YouTube, I don't really have to. So yah, every national- ity has their "things." Nor- way's aren't any better or worse than anyone else's I guess, but it's crazy how much I absolutely love codfish. of J Your classified ad will appear in all 90 North Dakota daily and weekly newspapers " foronly ;Call yournewspaper i or 1-866-685-8889 for details Photos: Larry Bid qQ ,"f]El~ r')fl tl ,b !r'::!1' fl/19J ]9f1)~': Above: The Park River/Fordville-Lanldn golf team has not yet been able to prac- tice outside because of snow and cold weather. Team members are Front: (L to R) Seth Nelson, Gavin Gillespie, Elias Markusen, and Jake Olson, Back: Jack Whaley, Nick Whaley, Jacob Ham, Spencer Skavhaug, Jace Jehlicka and Josh Ham. Coach is Kevin Skavhaug. Left: Pad( River/Fordville-Lankin girls golf team has been unable to practice outside because of weather. Golf team mem- bers are Front: (L to R) Peyton Restemeyer, DeslJnee Hahn, Hannah Frovarp and Gretla Wharam, Back: Wharam, Brooke Shirek, Gigi Brouillard, Kadna Wha- lay and Kylie Jacobson. Coach is Usa Krile. HELP WANTED WANTED: HS PRINCIPAL at Midway Public School, Inkster, ND starting August 2018. For more information, call 701-869- 2432 or go to NORTHWEST AREA SCHOOLS EDU- CATIONAL COOPERATIVE in Isabel, South Dakota, is seeking an Early Child- hood Special Education Instructor. South Dakota licensure is required. NWAS offers competitive salary, benefits, transportation and SD Retirement. Position is open until filled. Contact Quinn Lank, Director, at 605- 466-2206, or email MCLEAN COUNTY IS hiring one or more full-time Patrol Deputies. For more infor- mation regarding this position visit ment/ OPERATIONS MANAGER: Horizon Fi- nancial Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank, with four locations is seeking an experienced, motivated and highly organized operations manager. HFB offers a competitive salary and compre- hensive benefit package. Please submit resume to Horizon Financial Bank, Attn. John Vollmer, P.O. Box 7160, Bismarck, ND 58507-7160. HELP WANTED: PFEIFLE Chevrolet in Wishek, N.D is seeking an experienced Service Technician. Up to $5,000 sign on bonus if GM Trained. Call Dave at 701-452- 2375. CLASS A OTR DRIVER WANTED. Reefer/drive in. Home weekly. Starting .40 to .42/mile, DOE. Benefits: Health Insur- ance, Sign-On Bonus, Paid Vacation. Bill (701 ) 527-7215. A 25-WORD AD costs only $160. Runs in every North Dakota newspaper. What a deal! Contact your newspaper to place your ad. WANTED TO BUY ATTENTION WESTERN ND. Petska fur buying Antler/Finished Fur. All Grades, no lot too large or small. Fair grading, com- petitive prices, "antler routes", 308-750-0700. BUSINESSES FOR SALE CORNER DRIVE INN in Fessenden, N.D. for sale. Restaurant equipment included. $25,000 OBO: Call Judy at 701-341-1010. REAL ESTATE FOR SALE ND FARM LAND Values surge upward. Are you selling or renting? Pifer's Auction and Farm Land Management. Bob Pifer 701.371.8538. Kevin Pifer 701.238.5810. Free valuation PLANTERS/SEEDING EQUIPMENT BUYING VALMAR, GANDY applicators used, Call Melissa at Daily Bread Machin- ery, 320-679-8483 or 763-286-9693. HOUSING NEW 55+ COMMUNITY - The Meadow- lands in Mandan! Open Houses Saturday 10am-4pm & Sunday 1-4pm, close to healthcare/retail; call 701-712-1353 or visit MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE LOOKING FOR THE most complete list- ing of ND Media? ND Media Guide. Only $25! Call 701-223-6397, ND Newspaper Association. MISCELLANEOUS WE MAKE IT easy to place an ad in one or all 90 North Dakota newspapers. One or- der, one bill, one check. We provide the ad design and tear sheets. Call the North Dakota Newspaper Association, 701-223- 6397. 4