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COMMUNITY THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017 Pa e 5 BISMARCK, N.D. -- The vited to provide handmade oma- planning of the annual Christmas ments for the North Dakota State Tree Lighting Ceremony will be Christmas Tree. Submitted oma- changing hands this year. Ronda ments can vary from traditional to Berg, Office of Management and contemporary arts. This is a great Budget, will be in charge of plan- art project for elementary classes, ning the 2017 ceremony. Ms. Berg Scout troops, 4-H clubs, residents 6an be reached at 328-1040. of assisted living centers, as well In the past, the North Dakota as a great family project. This Council on the Arts (NDCA) vol- year's omament motif is gratitude unteered to plan and finance the for what makes your Main Street ceremony, receive and tag the gz'eat, but omaments can also be of newly created omaments, and any shape or medium of the de- help decorate the tree. NDCA co- signer's choosing. sponsored the event along with Each ornament should include Capitol Facility Management and the name of the person entering it, the Office of the Governor- Due to and a brief one or two-line de- a decrease in state funding and scription of the ornament that in- challenges with being under- cludes the art form used and the staffed, the Council can unfortu- special circumstances through nately no longer volunteer to as- which it was created, such as a sist with this event, which will con- class or senior center project. tinue to be sponsored by Capitol Ornaments can be mailed to Facility Management and the Of- Ronda Berg, State Capitol, OMB rice of the Governor. NDCA 14th Floor, 600 East Blvd Ave, wishes to express its gratitude for Bismarck, ND 58505, and must be the opportunity to be a part of this received no later than Monday, ceremony for so many years. November 13, 2017. The oma- The ceremony is scheduled for merits become the property of December 1.2th at 5:00 pm in the Office of Management and Budg- Capitol building's Memorial Hall. et and may be hung on the state Artists and crafts people are in- tree in ensuing years. you need" talk and connect plans that let's you choose exactly what you want. Their talk plans start at $10 per month plus 25 cents per minute used for infrequent callers, or $15/month for 250 minutes, $20/month for 1,500 minutes, and $30/month for unlimited minutes. And their connect plans for text messages and cellular data run $2.50 per month for 300 texts and 30 megabytes (MB) of data, $5/month for 2,000 text and 200MB data, $10/month for unlimited texts and 500MB, $20/month for unlimited texts and 1.5GB, $30/month unlim- ited texts and 3GB, and $40/month for unlimited texts and 5GB. Consumer Cellular, which offers 5 percent monthly fee discounts to AARP members, also lets you bring your own smartphone by offering free SIM cards. Or, you can purchase a wide variety of Android andAp- EDMORE, N.D. -- Tuesday, July 18, 2017 was a very special day at Con- cordia Lutheran Church in Edmore. That was the day the High Plains Parish cel- ebrated the lives of those in the communities served by the parish who were or would reach 90 years of age in 2017. Twenty-six people were invited to at- tend; 10 were able to attend. Those in attendance and their guests were: Fern Ar- neson (Keith Ameson), Jean Boesl (Susanne Blair), Junis Dostert (Michelle Dostert), Ada Drevecky (Pam Fuhrmann), Walter Gron- hovd (Marion Hove), Beat- rice Grove (Pat Hove), Alyce Haugen (Laurie Hau- gen), Eloyce Holmes, Amelia Kjelaas (Doyal Dis- eth), and Joe Rosinski (Gene Rosinski). As guests arrived, pic- tures were taken. When all had arrived, a group picture was taken to commemorate the day. Pastor Jodi Myrvik wel- comed the group, gave a short message for the day, and introduced everyone. This was followed by an af- temoon lunch consisting of chicken salad served on a lettuce leaf and a warm Happy Birth day to you... Photo: Submitted Above: Front (Lto R): Joe Rosinsld, Eloyce Holmes, Beatrice Grove, Junis Dostert, Jean Boesl. Back: Amelia I..jelaas, Ada Drevecky, Fern Ameson, Alyce Haugen, Walter Gronhovd. croissant followed by an everyone to return to their Eloyce Holmes-at 101 be 90 this fall was the angel food trifle. Lemonade homes. Hostesses for the was the oldest woman to at- youngest. Eloyce, who lives and coffee were also served, day were Becky Diseth, Sal- tend, Joe Rosinski at 94 in Grand Forks, traveled A time of visiting fol- ly Diseth, Louann Thorvil- was the oldest man, and the greatest distance to at- lowed before itwastime for son, and Irene Levang. Amelia Kjelaas who will tend. BISMARCK, N.D. -- Chris Jones, Executive Director of the North Dakota Department of Hu- man Services, announced today that Fargo-area business executive Thomas Eide has been hired as director of field services. Eide will lead operational, financial, and ad- ministrative areas of the North Dakota State Hos- pital in Jamestown, N.D., the Life Skills and Tran- sition Center in Graflon, N.D., and theeight re- health care, software, and manufacturing sectors. We are pleased to have Tom's expertise as we fo- cus on providing important core behavioral health and developmental disabilities services more effectively and efficiently," Jones said. Prior to joining the department, Eide served as chief financial officer of Prairie St. John's, a 110-inpatient bed psychiatric hospital in Fargo. He formerly served in executive leadership 4, gional human service centers located in Bismarck, mles at IMAR Group and Amity Technology, and ple iPhones along with the senior-friendly D0m 824 SmartEasy for $100. [ Dev.ils_.Lake. " " .~Qr~ ~ s~e~ ~ general manager and product manag- ' [ Ja~~*- .... : ~erat Microsoft (Great Plams). Lifeline Program [ The departm~iat's field servicesare~l ~'rovides Jones said Eide's new role in the department behavioral health and developmental disabilities will help assure that both clinical and operational issues receive sufficient resources and expertise. Eide will work with the department's clinical leaders, Jones said, to achieve the state's be- havioral health goals and objectives. These leaders include Dr. Rosalie Etherington, super- intendent of the State Hospital and chief clinics officer of the regional human service centers; Jeff services and other human services to thousands of North Dakotans annually. It has a budget of $332 million and 1,627 authorized full-time equiv- alents for the 2017-2019 biennium. "Tom brings over 20 years of executive lead- ership and business and financial management ex- perience to the department, which he honed in the DAkOtA DATEBOOK: If your income is low enough, another option to check into is the Life- line Assistance Program. This is a federal program that provides a $9.25 monthly subsidy that could go towards your smartphone service. To qualify, you'll need to show that your annual household income is at or below 135 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines - which is $16,281 for one person, or $21,924 for two. Or, that you're receiv- ing certain types of government benefits, such as Medicaid, food Stamps, SSI, public housing assistance, veterans pension or survivor's pension benefit, or live on federally recognized Tribal lands. To apply, contact a wireless provider in your area that participates in the Lifeline program (see or call 800-234-9473) and ask for an application form. Be sure to check all wireless providers in your state becausesome offer better services - like a free smartphone, monthly talk time minutes, unlimited texting and some cellular data - than others. Stenseth, regional director of Southeast Human Service Center in Fargo and statewide clinic di- rector leading accreditation efforts and clinical projects; and Susan Foerster, superintendent of the Life Skills and Transition Center. "Joining Human Services allows me to con- tinue working with dedicated clinicians to sup- port the behavioral health needs of North Dakotans - work I find very rewarding and mean- ingful. I appreciate this opportunity to assist the governor and Chris in their shared goal of strengthening our operations to support and en- hance the state's public behavioral health system," Eide said. Eide has a master's degree in business ad- ministration from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. and earned a bachelor's degree in business and computer science from Concor- dia College in Moorhead, Minn. He is a native of Hitterdal, Minn., and has resided in Fargo the past 21 years. Send your senior questions to." Savvy Senior, t~0. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Savvy- Seniororg. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of "The Savvy Sen- ior" book. The National Historic Preserva- of Polish ethnicity had settled there, the Red River Valley. With a main Catholicism, the Polish language tionAct was created to help preserve Many of the immigrants were Pol- steeple extending 143 feet heaven- and Polish customs. On this date in the diverse archaeological and ar- ish Catholic, and to them life with- ward, its impressive red brick design 1979, the St. Stanislaus Historic Dis- chitectural treasures of America. As out a church was just not life, so a stretched 76 feet to the roof peak trict, including the parish cemetery, immigrants traveled to the emerg- small church was established in and 33 feet to the eves. At 143 feet ing frontier, they carried little more 1883. Centered near the town of long and 50 feet wide, it left an im- was accepted onto the National than their personal belongings, but Warsaw, it became a beacon for oth- pressive footprint. From its dedi- Register of Historic Places. Often equally important were their tradi- er families. A two-story, wood- cation on July 9, 1901, it served as called the Cathedral on the Prairie, tions and religious beliefs. Often set- framed rectory was added in 1892. a cultural and social center helping it continues to link modem gener- tling in ethnic groups, these tradi- By 1896, 1,800 souls of Polish de- the Poles retain the cultural heritage ations to Old World traditions and tions and beliefs created a cohesive scent lived in the area. The need for still seen today. In 1978 it suffered beliefs. cornerstone to build communities, a larger church was apparent, and in heavy damage from fire, but was re- Dakota Datebook by Jim Davis In 1873 Polish immigrants began 1899, architect John W. Ross was stored to its formal grandeur. "Dakota Datebook" is a radio settling in the southwest comer of hired to design a suitable place of To further preserve the culture series from Prairie Public in part- Walsh County. When word of the worship, and religious conviction, the Sisters nership with the State HistoricalSo- fertile Red River Valley spread, Pol- Upon completion, St. Stanis- of the Resurrection established the ish families from the Old World, as laus Church was one of the largest St. Anthony Academy in 1921. ciety of North Dakota and with well as many who had settled in structures of its kind in North This three-story, wood-framed funding from the North Dakota Minnesota and other states fimher Dakota. Its Gothic style was more building with brick veneer served as Humanities "Council. See all the east, quickly moved into the area, in line with the medieval cities of a convent and school offering in- Dakota Datebooks at prairiepub- and by1880 more than100 people Europe than the tall grass prairie of struction in general subjects, anof North Dakota with Your classified ad will appear in all 90 North Dakota daily and weekly newspapers for only Call your newspaper or 1-866-685-8889 i for details HELP WANTED Auto Body, Langdon 701-256-2286. HUNTING LODGE/VACATION SALES AGRONOMIST--Missouri Val- HELP WANTED: Combine Operator RENTAL for hunting, fishing and recre- ley Ag, Sterling, ND, seeks individual ($670) and CDL Truck Driver. Trans- ation. Thousands of public acres to with good agronomic knowledge, great portation and Housing Provided. 701- enjoy. 30+ fishable lakes loaded with sales skills combined. 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