1/4/2006 – News


Volume 122, Number 48             Wednesday, January 4th, 2006


Beth Horner again represents state
"It’s Not JUST Wool!" was the theme for the annual 2005 North Dakota Make It Yourself with Wool contest held in conjunction with the ND Lamb and Wool Producers’ convention December 2 and 3 at the Seven Seas Inn in Mandan.
Twenty contestants from across the state competed for the four ambassador positions. Each contestant took home a length of Pendleton wool and numerous other prizes that included wool yardage, gift certificates, books, sewing notions, and sewing machines.
The purpose of the Make It Yourself with Wool contest is to promote the beauty and versatility of American wool fabrics and yarns. The contest is a fashion, sewing, and presentation competition. It is open to all North Dakota residents. The contest encourages personal design in sewing, knitting, and crocheting and recognizes creative skills. Contestants must select, construct, and model their own garments made of at least 60% wool in front of a panel of judges.
Chosen as junior ambassador was Gretchen Dawley of Munich. The junior division includes individuals ages 13-17. She won an iron, pressing equipment, a gift certificate, a plaque sponsored by the ND Lamb and Wool Producers, Pendleton wool yardage and several other prizes. She will represent North Dakota at the National Make It Yourself with Wool contest in Phoenix, Ariz. January 26-28. This will be Gretchen’s second time representing North Dakota at the National Make It Yourself with Wool competition.
Gretchen is the daughter of Kevin and Deb Dawley of Munich and the granddaughter of Vincent and Lois Dawley of Munich and Ester Rufsvold of Lisbon.
The senior division is for individuals ages 17-24. Chosen as senior ambassador was Beth Horner of Graham’s Island. Beth won a full-sized Pendleton blanket sponsored by the 4 Bears Casino, a plaque sponsored by the ND Lamb and Wool Producers, Pendleton wool yardage and several other prizes. She will travel to Phoenix with Gretchen and represent North Dakota at the National Make It Yourself with Wool contest. This is Beth’s sixth experience representing North Dakota at the National Make It Yourself with Wool competition.
Beth is the daughter of Dick and Jane Horner of Devils Lake and the granddaughter of Esther Augustin of Devils Lake and Pete and Rose Horner of Napoleon.
Next year’s contest will be held December 1 and 2 at the Seven Seas in Mandan in conjunction with the ND Lamb and Wool Producers’ convention. For an entry blank for next year’s competition, contact Jane Horner, ND Make It Yourself with Wool Director, 341 Old Main, Devils Lake, ND 58301 or check out the Web site at www.NDLWPA.com under the MIYWW button.

Wool ambassadors
Gretchen Dawley, left, was named the junior ambassador for the North Dakota Make It with Wool contest held recently in Mandan. Beth Horner, right, was named the senior ambassador. Gretchen is the daughter of Kevin and Deb Dawley of Munich and the granddaughter of Vincent and Lois Dawley of Munich and Ester Rufsvold of Lisbon. Beth is the daughter of Dick and Jane Horner of Graham’s Island and the granddaughter of Esther Augustin of Devils Lake and Pete and Rose Horner of Napoleon.



Retires from bank
Elaine Darling of Minnewaukan was honored Dec. 28 at an open house in honor of her retirement December 30 after 39 years with Bremer Bank. She is shown here with Jim Helgeson, president of Bremer Bank of Devils Lake and Minnewaukan.


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