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7/25/2007 – News

Volume 124, Number 25            Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Radio club donation
Wal-Mart has made a $1,000 donation to the Benson County Amateur Radio Club towards the purchase of an antenna, antenna base and antenna trailer. The equipment will enhance the use of the emergency communication trailer. Nita Boltz, manager of the Devils Lake Wal-Mart store, is shown presenting the check to Mark Motis of the Benson County Amateur Radio Club.

Donate funds
The Active Women of Maddock recently donated $1,652.75 to the Maddock Park Board for the purchase of a new high diving board. Representing the Active Women is Becky Brandvold on the left and Sara Plum is accepting the check on behalf of the park board.

Cliff Reeves wins race at GF
Cliff Reeves of Oberon won his first feature race at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on July 20. In the street stocks event Dan Arends and Aaron Olson were on the front row for a 15-lap feature event. With only one lap complete and two yellows, Aaron Olson was leading the rest with Arends in second. Steffan Snare had moved up to third from the sixth starting spot in just one lap.
The field was under green for a half lap when the next caution came out and charged to Tyson Anderson. The restart would be called back because Anderson hit the front stretch cone and was sent to the pits for two yellows.
Another caution flag flew with just two full laps complete and was charged to Dale Fugleberg for a spin in turn four. With Aaron Olson in the lead, Snare had moved past Arends for the second spot but going into turn one, Olson’s transmission exploded and as a result Snare ended up cutting down a tire and was forced pitside to change a tire and start tailend. This would give the lead to Dan Arends with Sheldon Peterson second and Cliff Reeves third.
On the restart Peterson slipped back, which put Reeeves in second with Kyle Leake third. Just two laps later the sixth caution of the night and the time limit forced officials to go with a green white checkered finish.
It looked as if Arends would be able to hold off Reeves for the win, but that wasn’t the case as Reeves passed Arends for the lead and his first ever win at River Cities Speedway.
Reeves also came in second in one of the three heat races for the street stocks.
(Photo and story by Mike Orness of Devils Lake)

Wins at State Fair
Kimberly Randle of Maddock received a grand champion ribbon in food preservation and a reserve champion ribbon in other cakes at the ND State Fair in Minot. She is a member of Benson County 4-H.

Receive grants
The Devils Lake Area Foundation (DLAF) recently awarded grants to several area non-profit organizations. The Minnewaukan Public School received a grant to purchase software for creating an online High School Introductory to Art class which will be available to any high school student in North Dakota. Pictured, left to right, are DLAF committee member Clint DeVier, Minnewaukan Public School art education instructor Karen Anderson and Deborah Carlson, an art instructor at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake.

The Fort Totten Historic Site Foundation will use its grant funds to purchase chairs and floor lamps at the historic site. Foundation representatives Donna Lannoye, left, and Barb Krayk are shown receiving the funds from DLAF committee member Jeff Klemetsrud.

The museum at Fort Totten for the Lake Region Pioneer Daughters will benefit with track lighting and floor outlets. DLAF committee member LuAnn Stromme, left, awards funds for that project to Virginia Bowman, treasurer and Frances Eidsness of the Lake Region Pioneer Daughters.

Gather at Oberon
Oberon natives gather for a photo on Main Street. Left to right are Merle Nelson of Medford, Ore., Wayne Nelson, Larry Barko, Gary Barko of Sheyenne, Loren Smeby of Cross Lake, Minn. and Lester Roberts.

Oberon natives gather on Main Street for a photo in front of the Larry Barko Coffee House. Left to right are Don Knutson of Phoenix, Ariz., Daniel (Pete) Wetzel, Gene Woolley and Larry Barko. Discussion at the coffee house centered around memories, some half-truths and even some outright lies.

Bond winners
Winners of US Savings Bonds at the 2007 financial aid meeting held earlier this year at the Maddock School are pictured. On the left is Kimberly Randle and on the right is Thane Solberg. They each received a $50 US Savings Bond. The bonds were donated by North Star Community Credit Union and Ramsey National Bank & Trust Co.

Foundation provides funds to organizations
Beth Olson, left, administrator of the Maddock Memorial Home, accepts the first grant given by the Maddock Community Endowment Fund. Wanda Terpening, a member of the advisory board which administers the fund, made the presentation.
At the July meeting of the Maddock Community Endowment Fund, advisory board representatives reviewed grant requests from local organizations and approved grants totaling $1,414.
Those receiving grants were the Maddock Memorial Home and the Maddock Park Board, each receiving $707. The designated project for the Maddock Memorial Home was the installation of a new ramp for the handicapped. The Maddock Park Board will utilize their funds for general operating as they have several projects on which they are working, including improving the baseball diamonds and bases and also improving the children’s swings in the Maddock Swimming Pool Park.
The Maddock Community Endowment Fund was originally established in 2003. It was created for the purpose of enhancing the community and giving residents a vehicle by which they could give back to the area through bequests, memorials, estate planning, etc. The Maddock Community Endowment Fund falls under the umbrella of the North Dakota Community Foundation’s 501(c)3 tax status, which means that all donations to the fund are tax deductible to the maximum amount allowed by federal and state law. An added bonus to this relationship is the matching gift program offered by the North Dakota Community Foundation. Annually, for every dollar raised, up to $10,000, the North Dakota Community Foundation will match it dollar-for dollar. If the community can raise $25,000 there is a bonus $5,000. This means a potential $15,000 of new money coming to the community each year.
Eligible recipients for funding include any government agency, such as schools or park districts, and any charitable or non-profit organization. Applications are available at the North Star Community Credit Union or online at Requests are reviewed by the local advisory board for approval and determination of amount to be awarded. The advisory board consists of Wanda Terpening, Tom Gilbertson and David Swanson.
Those interested in learning more about contributing to the Maddock Community Endowment Fund, may contact Wanda Terpening, PO Box 249, Maddock, ND 58348-0249 or (701)438-2718 or (701)438-2222.


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