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AUGUST 2012 THE PRESS PAGE 5 Top Left: A riderless horse rides along as a tribute to those that have passed on. This horse was gouged by a buffalo prior to the ride. The wound is still visible in the left flank. Top Cen- ter: Doing the laundry. Sean aooney, (l-r) Denise aooney and Lynda Thompson all from England hang some washed clothes to dry at the end of a leg of the Memorial Unity Ride ride. The riders spent a couple days camped at the Jon McMillan residence just south of Fordville. Top Right: Jolene Silk stirs some delicious buffalo stew at the camp. Jolene's de- ceased husband Gary Silk is one of the reasons for the ride. Gary rode on many Unity Rides. One was to the steps of Wash- ington DC to talk to then Presi- dent Clinton. Gary was met at the steps by a swat team. Never getting to talk to the President, Gary presented a member of security a piece of rawhide with a list of broken treaties. Y T Tt r w ~r~ T r ][~ T ~r~ r~ I-~ n ~ i w n f-~ r~ IV :~: I T I E E 2E :~--; ;-- -- =::'-- --; i ~--~t --::~ L; --Z-- 2 were packing up camp, she River Falls and then on to was tending to their horses Red Lake Reservation each of which she knew by where they were to have two name. camps before concluding the The ride, she said, ride. involved long hours and This ride, McArthur sai& many miles each day, but was up to 75 people when she understood the stronger they left Fordville and more purpose behind it. would be joining. "We're riding for those The 75 camping in kids at Red Lake," she Fordville that night included said. "'We're all united. We people from a wide range of ride for them, because they ages and backgrotmds. were innocent." Scan Mooney, who was On this memorial ride, originally from England, McArthur said, they began connected with the riders in their journey from the Spirit the early '90s while he was Lake Reservation on Aug. 8 doing volunteer work at a and would conclude the ride South Dakota reservation. on Aug. 18 at the Red Lake He became a runner. Reservation. They traveled Traditionally, he from Spirit Lake, to Brocket, explained, the runners N.D to Fordville and then would be sent out ahead on on to Oslo, Minn. From foot as messengers. Today's Oslo they were to go to runner is a bit more modem Carpenter's Comer, which is as they use people of all ages between Oslo and Thief running in a relay style. As Photos: Larry Biri one runner tires, the runner's staff is passed on to another who would be riding in a car along the trail. "The staff moves on foot the whole time," he said. Thanks to his experience, he has helped to organize the runners through the years. For some time he and his wife had been traveling from England for the fide, but 10 years ago they moved to South Dakota. He stayed good friends throughout the years and he said that the experience "changed my life." "There is a lot of love here," he said. "It definitely can have a big affect on you." As Jon and his nine-year- old grandson, Drew, watched the riders and runners break down their camp and ready for their Above: Runners lead the way in the Memorial Unity Ride. Riders in the pickup would each take their turn. journey to the next location, him. these, folks, and their Jon said that experience"There is a lot that culture," he said. "I'llnever definitely had an effect on everyone can learn from forget it ' STUMP LAKE N.D. -- The 17th annual Stump Lake Village Thresh- ing Bee, hosted by the Nelson County Historical Society, will be held over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2 and 3 at Stump Lake Park. The Threshing Bee is the largest and most anticipated event for members The event draws thousands of people to see how arves was done iq days gone by. There is a wlde variety of entertainment and activi ips fog the entire family. Events for Sunday and Monday include a Threshennan's Breakfast consisting of pancakes, eggs, hash browns, sausage, juice and coffee. The breakfast is served from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. each day. There is a parade both days, and this year the parade will featme "Oliver" trac- tors as well as old engines, other tractors and vintage autos each afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Parade entries are welcome and preregistration is not re- quired. On-going events both days include a Craft Show, Grain Threshing, Lefsa-making, Rope making and others; Sawmill, Small Engine and Blacksmith demonstrations; Live Music, Clown, Magician, Food Ven- for those quarters in the hay. dors and Tours of the Village. All the buildings at the Village have been decorated and restored to Sunday only events, include an all-faith's service at 8:00 a.m. in the near original condition. The artifacts and exhibits that fill these buildings ~.Vf ",- , . h-. Otther; undaY only e'vents include: Radio contain many stories of their own. The "Old Main Street USA 'build- :2S ' it.lO:31La.m. and 3:00 p The "Dixie Cups" at 12:30 p.m ing has been completed and liouses many exhibits which haclude a zen- , .Lucky Lenny the Clown at 12:30 p.m. The Slow Tractor Race at 3:00 eral store' post office, library, veterans room, bank, attorney office, p.m. and the Kids Pedal Tractor Pull kicks offat 3:30 p.m. A fun filled millinery shop, beauty/barber shop, saloon, jail, telephone office, dentist day for all. office, church, harness and toy exhibits, stage fbr entertainment, kitchen Monday events will feature the "The Radio Stars" at 10:30 a.m. and and gift shop. 3:00 p.m ; "The High Plains Trio" at 12:00 p.m.; Magic Show at 12:30 The Nelson County Historical Society is a non-profit organization p.m. and "Vintage Fashion Show" at 1:00 p.m. dedicated to preserving the past for future generations. Stump Lake Vil- The Stump Lake Tractor Club will be having a "Tractor Pull" at 3:00 lage is located at the entrance of Stump Lake Park, ten miles south of p.m. with weigh in from 10:00a.m. until 12:00p.m. ContactKimSwen- Lakota or ten miles north ofPekin on North Dakota State Highway Num- son for further information at 247-2546. ber 1. The ever popular"Kids Money Scramble" will take place at 3:30 p.m. Information: Visit the website at Click on in front of the Machinery Building. The children really enjoy searching Stump Lake Village. CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED If You Can't Find What You're Looking For WE'LL FIND IT FOR YOU!! CI'IE'VRICEx,'3" BLIICK '11 GMC Sierra 2500 "12 GMC Yukon SLT @ I GMC. Hwy 17 W. or 110 W. 5th St Grafton Phone 701-352-3600 or 800-279-3083 Open 8:00 - 5:30 Mort. - Fri. & 8:00 - Noon Sat. www.hansonai.c0m '12 Chew Traverse'12 Chevy Impala '08 Chew Tahoe '08 Buick Enclave'!2 Chevy Impala'! ! 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