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JULY 25, 2012 THE PRESS PAGE 5 ll3th Annual DEUCE OF A UG US T Icelandic Celebration Aric) tv6 bdsund og tdlf (2012) MOUNTAIN, NORTH DAKOTA LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD First Care Health Center donates portable x-ray to a rural hospital in Nigeria By" Esther Omotunde When I read about doctors perfonning too many Landing in America over four decades ago I knew c-sections, 1 ponder the consequences of not per- there was something just great about this country, forming one. As an acquaintance put it, in those days "coming Death during childbirth is a personal family to America is like going to heaven in your own two tragedy. I lost my brother's wife and the baby during feet", child delivery because there was no surgical inter- Nowhere is it truer than in the area of health care vention of performing a C-Section to save the life of accessibility and delivery, the baby and that of the mother. We are very blessed here in our community to When First Care Health Center chief executive of- have two hospitals in our area to cater to our needs, ricer, Louise Dryburgh learned of our mission she There is a hospital within a walking distance here consulted with the board of directors of First Care in Park River or a choice of Grafion Unity medical Health Center Park River and they donated a portable center. The nurses are available to call the doctors on x-ray machine to our cause. call, and you are treated and discharged or admitted, We are very grateful to the board of directors of as tile situation requires. In some cases an ambulance First Care Health Center for their contribution and brings in patients, their help in our mission of saving life in that rural It is a different story, where Dr. O.S. Omotunde area. came from. Our sincere gratitude to Lois Mathison for the The first motivation to get Dr. O.S. Omotunde in- contribution of a centrifuge. terested in being a physician, is the long distance he We would like to say thank you to the x-ray staff had to travel on a bad road to a hospital when his lit- anti laboratory staff in their effort to make this hap- tle brother Joshua was ill and needed surgery to save pen. his life. Special acknowledgement of thanks to Dr. Mark B. Living in a village with no electricity or running Siegel at Altru for his continued financial support. water, he studied at night using an open flame. Rick Alnundrud has been very instrumental in He studied hard and fulfilled his dream ofbecom- helping us to develop our website. ing a medical doctor in his county so he could save We are very grateful to Mr. Amundrud for donat- other people's lives as someone else had saved his ing his time and technical expertise in building our brother's life. website in spite of his busy schedule. Sixty years laten after the experience of traveling We are very grateful to all those who believe in a long distance to have his brother's life saved, there our cause of saving lives. is still not a single hospital ill his hometown. To everyone who makes access to health care pos- The news of death from simple illnesses such as sible here in our community and all over the world; dia=Thea, mahmtrition, hernia, untreated diabetes, and doctors, nurses, management, ancillary staff; volun- death during childbirth, prompted Dr. O.S. Drab- tears and donors, thanks tbr all you do. tunde and his wife Esther to start a mission of build- Once again, our sincere thanks to the board ofdi- ing a hospital in that rural area to prevent unnecessary rectors and management of First Care Health Center death, for donating this life saving equipment. We are Iook- A 501c3 non-profit organization with tax-exempt ing forward to a day when we will be able to take a status called Sustainable Development For the Un- medical team from our community here to that area derprivileged Inc. was fanned, for a medical mission. Access to health care is very important in any so- May God bless you all. ciety: It is taken tbr granted by some of us who have L titor ;s" Note: Omotunde /i'om Park Rivez NID it; but for those who lack access to healthcare the is the president of Sm'tainable Development For the consequences could be very devastating. Undelprivileged Inc'. ons Photos: Submitted The Red River Valley Motorcyclists President Tim Gowan presented donations to 34 volun- teer fire departments in the Red River Valley on Thursday May 17. The fire departments were asked to help the club raise funds this year by selling raffle tickets for a 2012 Fire- fighter Edition Harley Davidson that was given away at their annual bike show. All 34 de- partments received a $500 donation with the participating departments receiving more. The top seller for this year was Park River Volunteer Fire Department. Top: Accepting the $8300 donation for Park River is Bob Lundquist. Bottom Left: Sam Shutt accepted the $2674 do- nation to the Minto Volunteer Fire Department. Bottom Right: Brad Martinson accepted the $1845 donation to the Grafton Fire Department. $63,000 in donations were awarded with $57,000 going to volunteer fire departments. $3000 was donated to Impact (program at UND), $2500 to local VFW used for matching funds, $500 was also donated to the Little Spoke Fund. J LATE-LATE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 1912 was the heyday of progressive campaigns against adulterated and misbranded food. The 12 July 1912 issue of the Gazette contained halfa page of list- Hoflhaan House Ketchup, which was "composed of decomposed and filthy material unfit tbr food." A couple brands of bulk oysters were listed, containing Walsh County Gun Club hosts Turtle Mountain ings offoods that didn't meet legal standards, includ- decomposed oysters and containing filthy matter with ing shortweightingall.over the place, lemo.n extract e.coli present. Then there were kippered henings put S "' " "' that don t meet Standards (inciuding some that con in, solution. Amofi iasi itein; ,list; t my fa- : League hoo "'''' ithno lemon oiL22 differeui brands of minced meat upin Norway. These cans contained-tir ;le,ad and zinc . .iained no meat!) Among the brands listed were Cud- vorite yummy snack--cocoant'fi b ?s coated with shel- 3rd Andy Havig-Rolette ! . : ahy, Armour, and Heinz. There was a citation for lac. Class C doubles 66 When it comes to your money, UNITED "'llvaO er svo glatt sent gGOra vtnaj[itndur. "W/sat is as,joyjf}d as a gathering of goodJkiendv. AUGUST 2ND AUGUST 5TI-I, 2012 TH URb;DAY, AUG U ST 2ND 12:30 PM DEUCE OF AUGUST GOLF SCRAMBLE TOURNAMENT Cavalier Country Club FRIDAY. AUGUST 3RD 4:00 PM GENEALOGY CENTER Mountain COmmunity Center 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Alfred Hanson Woodworking display 7:00 PM KAREN BUSCH PRESENTATION Mountain Community Center "My Adventures and Misadventures in Iceland" 8:00 PM ICELANDIC LANGUAGE CAMP PRESENTATION Mountain Community Center by Brad Hirst 9:00 PM STREET DANCE Main Street of Mountain Music by "Carmen the Cactus" SAT|YRI)AY. AU(;I 1ST /*l'l I 10:30 AM PARADE Main Street Parade wilt be broadcast live on KXPO AM 1340 11:00 AM VIKUR SALAD LUNCHEON Vikur Church basement 11:30 AM GENEALOGY CENTER & SOUVENIR SALES Mountain Community Center 11:30 AM - 6:00 PN Alfred Hanson Woodworking disptay 12 NOON CAR SHOW AND SHINE Main 5treat of Mountain 12 NOON KIDS INFLATABLE GAMES t4ain Street oi' Mountain 12:30 PM KIDS PEDAL TRACTOR Main Street of Mountain Z=~ PM HERITAGE PROGRAM Mountain Community Center Spedat Guest: 6uOmundurA;StefanssOn Iceland's Ambassador to tzhe Unlted 7~~ States " Entertainment: Music by Singer and Songwriter Doug Langerud and by Trumpet :. Virtuoso Einar Einarson 3:30 PM TOURS OF AREA HISTORIC SITES AND FARMS Depart from Mountain Community Center 4:00 PM - OLD 1rIME DANCE 6:OO PM Mountain Legion Hall Music by "3utie Lee Band" 6:00 PM ICELANDIC COMMUNITIES INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP SUPPER Mountain Community Center 7:00 PM - OLD TIME DANCE CONTINUES 10:00 PM Mountain Legion Hall 9:00 PM STREET DANCE Main Street of Mountain Music by "Boomtown" 10:30 PM FIREWORKS Spgn~gKfld by O~ Eugene Byron SU N DAY, .~U~/7 STH 11100 AM WORSHIP Borg 1:00 PM 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM 1:00 PM Mountain Mountain "With Love to You AlL.BoggaLS~ by Author Audrhea Londe GENEALOGY CENTER & SO~yEmR SALES Across from the Mountain ~m~ftY Center Alfred Hanson Woodworking di~ PARADE GRA N I) NIA I(SHALS I~tllIII;ANT) R()%I: (;t I)MUNI)S()N tlt)NOI~ARY PARAI)I] NIARSHAL N I KINGR.INI[~t~ % I I~IN()I,I:N()%I West o] tO be herd West hie Souvenir Booth will ab, o b(, selling Icelandic Harchish, for the cash raffle. Tradil i()nal I(tdandic to~)d';, wilt be availablP $1 ,O00 acid $500 will I )e avvardL~l, and at~ A IV will I)o raftlod, theTrac, tor Pull (, S;und,~ ~.LI~,LINI rith. SPONSORED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE NORTH DAKOTA TOURISM DEPARTMENT Visit us at "r : GRAFTON, M.D. -- The County tbllowing are the results of the 2nd Ran Hultin Walsh Cou]lty Turtle Mountain Trapshooting 3rd Norm Howard-Rugby 1 st Mike Kirkeby-Walsk League Shoot hosted by the Walsh Middle yardage County, County Gun Club on July 15, 1st ChadTrottier-Rolette 2nd Dan Schindele-Walsh 2012 2nd Gary Hove-Walsh CountyCounty 16 yard singles 3rd Tom Balsdon-Langdon 3rd Riley Bata-Langdon Singles Champ: Dan Short yardage Women Schindele: Walsh County 1 st Curtis Havig-Rolette 1st Sara Clemens-Rolette Class A Singles 2nd Andy Havig-Rolette 2nd Dianne Johnson-Rolla I st Craig Magnusson-Walsh 3rd Leon Hi ltner-LangdonJuniors County Women I st Chase Rhode-Langdon 2nd Ken Fischer-Walsh County 1 st Sara Clemens- Rolette Class A overall shooter: Jerry 3rd Rod Howatt-Langdon 2nd Dianne Johnson-Rolla Blanchard-Walsh County Class B Singles Juniors Class B overall shooter: Chad 1st Andy Havig-Rolette Ist Gus Stevenson-Walsh 2nd Curtis Havig-Rolette County Trottier-Rolette 3rd Leon Hiltner-Langdon 2nd Chase Rhode-Langdon Class C overall shooter: Andy Women Singles Doubles Havig-Rolette 1st Dianne Johnson-Rolla Champ: Nate Tallackson- Woman overall shooter: Sara 2nd Ashley Desautel-Walsh WalshCounty Clemens-Rolette County Class A doubles Junior overall shooter: Chase Junior Singles I st Jerry Blanchard-Walsh Rhode-Langdon I st Chase Rhode-Langdon " County Youngest shooter: Chase Handicap 2nd Norm Howard-Rugby Rhode-Langdon Handicap Champ: Josh 3rd Ken Fischer-Walsh County Most improved shooter: Max Thompson-Walsh County Class B doubles Johnson-Langdon Long yardage 1 st Gary Hove-Walsh County Overall shoot champ: Rod 1 st Brad Magnusson-Walsh 2nd John Peters Bisbee Howatt-Langdon g % Sign up for SecurelT Plus before July 31 and get the first 3 months FREE! /