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SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 THE PRESS PAGE 5 Hoople church offers benefit, for Minor flood victim, former pastor HOOPLE, N.D. A dinner benefit for Pastor John Streccius and his family will be held at First Lutheran Church in Hoople on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pastor John served the First Lutheran Church from- 1993 to 1999. John Glenda and their 5 children are victims of the recent flooding in Minot, where John serves as Ziola Lutheran Church. The flood waters destroyed the basement and entire main floor of their two story home. They have been living with friends. If you are unable to attend and would like to contribute, donations may be sent to First Lutheran Church, RO.Box 110. Hoople. N.D. 58243. Park River blood drive a success PARK RIVER. N.D. Park River has sponsored a good blood drive. According to Katie Bartelson. Donor Recruitment Representative at United Blood Services. "Park River had a good turnout. Out of 45 people who volunteered to donate, 40 were able to give. Fifteen people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine which collects two units of red blood cells during the donation, so a total of 55 products were collected." Diane Schmit~ and Dena Larson coordinated the drive. The Hospital Auxiliary sponsored the drive. Space to 'hold the drive was provided at the American Legion. The availability of blood is dependent on the success of blood drive held in many, communities. The citizens of the Park River area can be assmed that their community is a good example of a well-run blood program. On behalf of the patients who benefited. United Blood Services appreciates all the thoughtful people who ~/olunteered to help others by giving of themselves. Blood is for sharing; you have truly given the "Gilt of Life". STENVOLD He slowly began to open up and use his experience to advocate for others. For the past 16 years he has been lobbying for veterans of Viet- naln. He said the events of Sept. 11, 2001, "really shook my walls." He found himself opening up to help the next generation returning from war. As president of Vietnam Veter- ans of America North Dakota he became connected to the Vietnam Veterans of America's national of- rice in Silver Springs, Md. CONTINUED FROM PAGE The first term that he was nom- inated to be director at large he re- ceived the fifth highest number of votes, the next term he gained the, fourth highest number of votes. and now with the second highest number of votes of anyone being elected for the 10 positions. According to Stenvold, the president of the board said Sten-: vold's noneonfrontational Midwest approach is just what the position called for. Stenvold said that the approach he has as mayor of Park River is! the same as his approach out in' Washington: "What you see is what you get." Part of his job is to increase membership, lobby for health care and make sure the government is aware of the effects of Agent Or- ange, and to work toward PTSD awareness, homelessness preven- tion. and suicide prevention for all veterans, or as he describes it working for "the betterment of all veterans." This honor is one that Stenvold takes very seriously. '~Never again" has become a promise. "and we re- ally live by that motto." he said. WALKING would continue making walking sticks, we will con- tinue to make walking sticks as long as we are able," Dennis wrote in a book created to document their ef- forts. After an article in the Trail County Tribune sur- faced in February of 2007, Stenvold and the NDVVA got involved in continuing Enger's dream of reaching out to these new veterans. Each branch is'cut from What Eriger~ ~alls swan~p' willow found near Drake, N.D. After debarking, the wood takes 90-120 days to dry. The sticks then are sanded, stained, and covered with four coats of polyurethane. Each stick then has a leather strap and rubber tip added. The process takes about fore" or five hours. "'We've taken 650 sticks out there," Stenvold said. "Every stick has a story." STICKS CONTINHED FROM PAGE 1 The scrapbook Enger created shows thces of men and women of every background with one common connection each sustained injuries while serving their country. Stenvold said he has come across triple amputees who have lost limbs from driving through improvised explos!ve ,devices. Others have sustained injuries from rocket 15ropell,ed .grenades, gunshot wounds, shrapnel One man he :met had a skull fracture that doctors were able to repair. "In Vietnam. he would have died. No doubt about it." Stenvold said. Stenvold said that the kids fighting out there today are fighting a war~uch different than those fought in the post, but they are veterans who will not be forgot- ten. NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR =CLAn COMMUNICATIONS. a competitive and growing telecommunications company located in northeastern North Dakota is seeking a Network Administrator to become part of its team. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The Network Administrator will be responsible for maintaining entire company LAN system, which includes installing, updating, and repairing the network and related equipment. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems or related field and at least three years of work related experience. Individuals with Microsoft, Cisco, or A+ are Y()uI ad goes ere! Cal 284-6333 rates. Notice to Creditors BENEFITS: This position offers a competitive salary, depending on experience, with a full benefit package, including pension and savings plans. 401 (k), free disability coverage, life insurance. paid time off, moving expenses, and health, dental and vision insurances. A complete job description and Polar Application form can be obtained from company website at www.thinkpole, r.oom. APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 23, 2011 Please send cover letter, Polar Application and resume to the following address: Polar Communications Attn: HR Administrator PC Box 270 Park River, ND 58270-0270 Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CRP LAND & FARMSTEAD FOR SALE IN SHEPHERD TOWNSHIP WALSH COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA LADDIE. ZAHRADKA offers for sale the following- described land (160 acres) including a nice 1-story house with many modern improvements, garage, 40x80 pole shed and utility building: The Southeast Quarter (SE) O~ Section 27, Township 156, Range 59 The farmland (121.1 acres) is subject to a CRP Contract which expires on September 30, 2012. Bid Procedure: Written bids will be received at the law office of StevenC. Ekman~, Bremer Bank Building, 910 Hill Avenue, PO Box 70, Grafton, ND 58237 until 2:00 on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. Bids will be opened thereafter and the successful bidder will be contacted. Please mark your envelope "BID FOR ZAHRADKA LAND". The Owner reserves the right to conduct oral bidding after the written bids are submitted. The right is reserved to waive irregularities and to reject any or all bids. Terms: 10% of the purchase price will be due upon acceptance of a bid, and tl~e balance due 30 days later. For a bidding packet and further information, contact: Steven C. Ekman Attorney at Law 910 Hill Ave, PC Box 70 Grafton ND 58237 (701) 352-0916 ' z steven(~, Your source for:Happy Happcnint s. WMsh County Press 284-6333 9/11 CONTINUED places. He turned alcohol and drugs. In 2002. he was fired from the FFA for failure to comply with drug testing. In 2003. with divorce papers everything but finalized, he was suicidal. He went to church to make peace with God_ but he said that day something changed. "The Lord grabbed my atten- tion." he said. That's when he tbund himself turning to prayer. The ni2~tlnares stopped and he said he found what he was looking for. He began to study the bible and look more deeply into his faith. "Tenyears ago, as miserable as my life was. I thought I had what [ wanted and needed." Totman said. He began to find that life was not about what you do. but who you are. As he started to find his own liliz. TOtman began to work to- ward doing good. He ended up taking a job with Salvation Arnw as a disaster relief coordinator in August of 2005 and was thrust right into Hurricane Ka- trina relief in Louisiana. He was driving a food truck, de- livering meals and bibles to people in need when they ran out of bread. He began to share the words of the bible with the crowd, which was losing patience. Finally he reached out to the group and prayed for bread. Moments later a man in a van full of goumlet bread stopped and asked if they wanted to share. Not long after a Salvation Army truck full of bread delivered even more. Totman noted that befbre that happened, no* a single bible was picked up, but afterward, everyone wanted one. Totman said he went from liv- ing a life where everything came easy to him and he had direct con- trol over everything to seeing that there was another power in connol. He and his family gave up their possessions and began their lives as missionaries in Florida. They found that they were provided for. Each time they were on the verge of needing a place to stay, they would pray and a phone call could come from someone who had a need for a house sitter or someone who had extra space. They maintained stability within their children's school dis- trict while being able to help those who were homeless, people within the prison system, and anyone else in need. Then in 2008. Totman said that God was giving him clear signs FROM PAGE 1 Above: The Totman family (L toR) Grace, Robert, Caleb, Susan, Beth & Robby Totman. (Photos: Submitted) # Above: Robert offers spiritual and physical food to the homeless. that he was going to put a church in his charge. One day he got a phone call "'out of the blue" from a woman in MiltOn. N.D.. who had a connec- tion to Totman from a man he had ministered to in Louisiana. Almost a year later Totman received the call to come to Michigan. N.D. "Our fist day in North Dakota was Sept. I1. 2009," he said. 'Eight years later, to the da3;'" Totman. his wife. and their four children ages 13, 10. 7 and 4. took up residence in a home offered to them in Fairdale and they have been sharing their experiences of thith with the parishioners of Grace Community Fellowship in Michi- gan ever since. Calling himself a missionary pastor. Totman said that his experi- ences and Bible studies have been his education. "My competence comes from Him." he said. From a self-described egoma- niac to releasing all control. Tot- man's life has taken a dramatic shift in ten short years. On Sept. ! 1,200t. his world changed. And if you ask him. it was all for tlqe better. Services in Michigan are held every Saturday, and Totman said he makes himself available Sun- days for anyone wishing for him to share with any congregation. For more information: ' Pub ic Notices t t I ! IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WALSH COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA In the matter of the Estate of David McLean. Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of th above estate. Ai persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three (3) months after the date of the first ~ublication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Tracy L. Laaveg. PC., PO Box 127. Park River, ND 58270 or filed with the Court. DATED this 24th day of August. 2011. NANCY HUHTA Personal Representative TRACY L. LAAVEG 102 4th St W. PO Box 127 Park River, ND 58270 Attorney for the Petitioner (Aug. 24, Aug. 31, and Sept. 7 2011) Walsh County Cover Crop Demonstration Project Tour: Sept. 14, 2011 from 8:30-5:00 at the Walsh County Extension Office RSVP by Sept. 9 at 284-6624 or 7466 ext 3 Sponsored by: Walsh County Three Rivers SCD NDSU Extension and NRCS ND SAnE Program