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AUGUST 29, 2012 THE PRESS PAGE 5 First United Bank promotes Byron to Assistant Vice President PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Julie Byron has been promoted to assis- tant vice president of First United Bank. In conjunction with her new role, she will continue to serve as an ag lender to the Park River area. Byron has been serving First United Bank customers since 1993 and has more than 17 years of ex- perience in ag banking. A native and current resident of rural Edin- burg, North Dakota, Byron grew up on a farm, which her family still farms today. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Crookston and also has her crop insurance license. "We're excited for Julie's future with the bank," says Steve Re- hovsky, president of First United Bank. "Her firsthand experience in the ag industry is a big asset. Plus, she knows our customers, she knows the area and her banking knowledge continues to grow. " First United Bank has locations in Park River, Grafton, Adams, Michigan, Hoople and Crystal, North Dakota. dg'ed V'ozces LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD m Ignore super pac ads, let the Heitkamp speak for her own record By Lauren W. Wild As a citizen of North Dakota, I feel there needs to be some true things said about our Senate candi- date, Heidi Heitkamp. I have watched the latest ads put out by a super pac, who for all we know doesn't even have a presence in north Dakota, much less know what our values are about. I have personal knowledge of some offthe things she is being at- tacked for. The "Tax Increase" was a minute amount of fees on car in- surance. This money would have been used to expand training for law enforcement and emergency workers in our state, which we des- perately needed as things were changing at a rapid pace and we had no way to keep up. It had strong support from local law en- forcement and emergency work- ers. This "Tax Increase" amounted to .65 on every $100 on insurance purchased. The "plane". This aircraft was obtained by the state for free. Two planes were obtained from the De- partment of Defense. One plane was tbr parts plus a large amount of spare parts were sent along for maintenance purposes. Grants were used to pay for incidentals, such as gas, insurance and pilot training. A pilot was already avail- able through the Bureau of Crimi- nal investigation. I think if you looked at the log book, you would find this plane has been put to very good use. And it has been used by both Democrats and Republicans in addition to its intended law en- forcement uses. "'Salary Increases". You get what you pay for. You want a mediocre attorney General's Of- rice, pay cheap. If you want a good one to represent "us", then you bet- ter be prepared to pay for it. Politics used to be a proud thing to participate in but innuendoes and distortions and sometimes lies have changed that. Money is now the key. Let's get back to homegrown politics, not what we have now. Let's have some debates, let's hear what the candidates them- selves have to say, not the super pacs. I have known Heidi both pro- fessionally and personally for a long time. When she says some- thing, she'll look you in the eye and stand by it. I admire her greatly. I will stand behind her all the way because I know what she stands for and it is us, the citizens of North Dakota. Editor "s Note: Wild, fi'om Grafion, is sherriJ]  of Walsh County. To the editor: Mandt project on hold By Harvey Tallackson A couple of issues ago your pa- per printed a news item about a project I was proposing to move The Mandt School house away from the Park River river bank. I thank you for printing this news item. I now find that there isn't enough individual financial sup- port for this $15,000 project. I am still hoping there is some- one who has been blessed with a very successful financial life and is willing to sponsor this project so we could save a more than 100 year-old school house from de- struction. It would be a generous contribution for the future genera- tions to be able to see what life was like in a one room country school house. i;( ! sjJ,1, haveWoAdefful memofi  of my eight years in this historic building. A great number of my school mates have passed on. Your news item did attract the attention of a number of people and I want to again thank you for that. Editor ; Note: Tallakon, who now lives in Park Rivet; grew up in Mandt, N.D., which is located nine miles west of Grafion. I .4 _,Tr_ir _ _r_r, _r,_L-_,_.4f 131Af21F', 1 the temperature dropped to 36. This year the town had 4.69" of rain, the second wettest July on record. The record year was 1897, with its 6.44" (that total was helped by the shower that came on July 20-- 3.85" in one day!) The North Dakota Railway has purchased a 15 hp gasoline-powered car for carrying mail and passen- gers between Edinburg and Concrete three days a week. It isn't much for looks or comfort, but it will cut down on costs. The regular train, for freight and mail, will operate on the other tluee days. The city electric light plant has been out of service for a week, owing to mechanical failure. The service might be restored by tonight. Several professional ads appear: Dr. Nels O. Sand- yen, over Anderson's Drug Store; Dr. O.S.Barke, Dentist, over Thorson's Fruit Store in the Union Block; HA Libby, Attorney at Law, over the First Na- tional Bank. The paper of course mentioned the harvest that was beginning, and it was the Gazette's pronouncements that prospects were good. A small filler article noted that the amount of binder twine needed for the har- vest in the Dakotas and Minnesota would go around the world 279 times at the latitude of Minot. There will be no shortage of harvest hands this year. Every train since the second week of the month has been full. It is no new sight to see from 25 to 50 men strolling the streets, ready to be picked up by farmers. There seems to be work tbr all. The only ones turned down are those who demand extortionate wages. Men of this character do not care for work anyway, and are a bad influence. Toward the end of the month, rain was delaying the harvest, however, Mr. Mills, of Medford, has threshed at 17 bushels/acre. The remodelling of the Great Northern depot is proceeding apace. The GN is building a 32' exten- sion on the north end of the building, and a ladies' waiting room. The office will be, as before, in the cen- ter of the building, between the ladies' and gentle- men's waiting rooms. The entire building will be wired for electric lights. The GN was essential to the well-being of the com- munity: Mr. Pomeranke, the ice man, received a car of ice (20 tons!) because his supply had mn low. The school addition is also going well and will be completed before school begins. The addition is in the center of the building on the east side. Most of its space will be used by the high school. There will be an assembly room, a domestic science room ("re- quired now in all first-class high schools"), and a lab- oratory for chemistry and physics. Enok Wick has rented the Woodard building, and will install a bowling alley. Northern neigtfl)00rs Pembina County Pioneer Machinery Show expands to r day event CAVALIER N.D. -- The Annual Pioneer Machin- ery Show sponsored by the Pembina County Histori- cal Society has expanded its format to 2 days for the 19th Annual Pioneer Machinery Show on September 8-9. Farm Trucks - Past and Present is the theme for this years' Show, and there are at least ten good ways to get involved in the new Saturday activities. First, take photos of trucks in any way, shape, or form to enter the photo contest. Entries can be sub- mitted until 5 pm on Monday, Sept. 3 at the Pembina County Historical Museum. Entries must be unframed and 5x7 or larger. Cash prizes will be given in both the adult and under 18 divisions and People's Choice during the Sunday 1:00 parade. Take time to view the entries and vote for People's Choice on Saturday af- ternoon and on Sunday before noon. Second, ready lawn tractors for the Show's first ever 'LeMans' Style Lawn Tractor Race on Saturday at 1:00. The public is invited to participate and inaybe even challenge that neighbor with the perfect lawn. ,ere is no ent fee, entries must be made by 12:00, ! afi, d entrants must be licensed drivers. Call Jim at 549- 3746 for further information. Third, gear up the tractor for Saturday's Know Your Engine Race and the Slow Race. These fun events for both tractor men and women take place fol- lowing the lawn tractor championship race. Fourth, practice now with your pitching arm for the Cow Chip Toss at 4:00. Register at the information tent for the several divisions including those for chil- dren and politicians. Fifth, bring the farm truck from the past or the pres- ent to display and drive in the Parade of Tracks at 5:00. Trucks should be on the grounds by noon on Sat- urday for display. Trucks will also lead the Sunday pa- rade at 1:00. Sixth, be entertained by Special Delivery, the quar- tet from the Hampden area, at 6:30. Seventh, experience the sights, sounds, and mem- ories of the past with demonstrations like sawmilling and exhibits around the grounds. In addition, there will be a craft, flea, and farmers market plus tbod available including Mrs. Wellman's June berry pie and Steve Kemp's food concessions. Eighth, support this signature fund raising event by purchasing quilt raffle tickets or the souvenir cups. The handmade quilt features old trucks and cars, and the cups feature the 1938 International truck donated to the Pembina County Historical Museum Watson Farms, Bathgate. ' Ninth, volunteer your time and talents to.Tofake tiae 19th Annual Pioneer Machinery Show another suc- cess. Call Pat at 265-8295 about volunteering or par- ticipating in some way. Tenth, prepare to return the next day for Sunday's activities which begin at 7:30 with breakfast. The 19th Annual Pioneer Machinery Show grounds are located 5 1/2 miles west of Cavalier. Ad- mission to the grounds is $5 for both days; children under 12 are admitted free. 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