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8/31/2005 – News

Volume 122, Number 30             Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Quilt raises $2,300 for victims
The Leeds Lutheran Parish women created a sampler quilt to benefit victims of the recent Indian Ocean tsunami that killed nearly 300,000 people and left millions homeless. Twenty-eight women from the community contributed quilt blocks which were sewn together into a beautiful king-sized quilt.
Each woman pieced a twelve-inch quilt block; these were arranged and sewn together with coordinating fabrics. Each quilter was allowed to pick her pattern and as it turned out, no two quilt blocks were the same. Jan Meachen of Wausau, Wisc., a professional quilter and sister-in-law of Pastor Richard and Ruth Budd, donated her time and talents to the project by providing the batting and custom machine-quilting. (Jan is married to Pastor John Meachen, pastor of the Crary-Doyon Parish from 1977 until
1987.) Quilt tickets were sold by the members of the Leeds parish women for several months; the quilt, two accompanying pillows and two pillowcases were raffled off at the "Threads That Bind" quilt show and supper which was held July 26 at the Leeds Lutheran Church. Mona Streyle of Leeds was the lucky recipient. But the real winners were all the tsunami survivors who will benefit from the $2,300 that was generated by this effort of love. The money goes to Lutheran World Relief’s Tsunami Recovery Fund.

Which way is east?
How would you like to live in a place where south, north and west all go in the same direction? Elke Nelson of rural Minnewaukan came across such a place at Ponca City, Okla.

Courthouse flag
The Benson County VFW Auxiliary 4251 of Esmond presented a US Flag to the Benson County Courthouse in Minnewaukan. Holding the flag are, left to right, Jean Olson, secretary of the Auxiliary; custodian Bob Helland and county auditor Bonnie Erickson.

LRSC five-year awards
Receiving their five-year service awards at Lake Region State College
(LRSC) from LRSC President Sharon Etemad (far right) are, left to right, Annette Schmid, Layne Roloff, Kevin Kraft, Duane Hahn, Denise Anderson, Rita Kaeding and Erin Wood. Etemad presented the awards during LRSC’s welcome back breakfast for faculty and staff August 17 in Devils Lake.

Maddock Memorial Home residents traveled to the Holy Family Villa in Carrington to help Oresta Garnaas celebrate her 90th birthday in July.
Oresta is pictured with her son, Leroy Garnaas, who resides at the home in Maddock.

Earns commission
Gary A. Ripplinger of Mapleton was commissioned a second lieutenant in the ND Army National Guard on Aug. 20 at Camp Grafton. He served with the ND National Guard’s 142nd Engineer Combat Battalion in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Upon returning to North Dakota he entered the officer training program and completed his active duty phases at Ft. Meade, SD and Ft. Lewis, Wash. He graduated from the ND State College of Science in Wahpeton with an associate degree in welding technology. Later he earned a bachelor’s degree in business management at the University of Mary in Bismarck. He is the son of Donald and Connie Ripplinger of Devils Lake and the grandson of Marie Ripplinger of Devils Lake, formerly of the Harlow area, and the late John C. Ripplinger.
Presenting his diploma from officer candidate school is Major General Michael J. Haugen, adjutant general of North Dakota.

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