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1/7/2009 – News

Volume 125, Number 49           Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Santa visits Sheyenne
Santa Claus made his appearance at the Sheyenne Community Christmas dinner on Christmas Day. Madison Myhre receives a gift from the Old Elf, portrayed by Kent Myhre. In the background, left to right, are Sara Myhre (partially obscured), Virginia Eisenzimmer, Joanna Larson and Sandra Larson.
Sheyenne Community Christmas dinner serves 170 participants; may be annual event The spirit of giving was alive and well in the community of Sheyenne over Christmas.
Something new was started by a small group of women who got together and decided to host a turkey dinner with all the trimmings on Christmas Day free of charge to anyone in the area who could come.
Folks were asked to bring an item for the Eddy County Food Pantry, which they did by the bags full.
The brainchild of Paula Myhre and organized by her, Dianne Hanson and Bek Meredith, it truly turned into a community event with 170 meals being served.
The turkeys were baked in home ovens. The buns were baked by Liz Swenson and Alpha Nelson, the squash was donated and baked up by Stan and Marilynn Kruger along with many donated salads and platters of baked specialties.
A full crew was also on hand to set up, serve and clean up, including a creative touch by Alyson Myhre from "It’s in the Details" who decorated Ostby Hall.
Financial support for the few expenses came from a donation by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and also from Alyson Myhre and her siblings who select a charity to donate to each Christmas.

On the left, Ione Swenson and Lois Swenson dish up their dinners. Seated at the table enjoying his dinner is Gene Woolley of Oberon. Mitchell Poulsen, right, prepares to get his dinner.

Enjoying their dinners, left to right, are Diane Karlsbraaten and Kathy and Gradyn Albrecht.

To raffle puppy
Natalia and Nikita Wright show the Bichon Frise puppy they have donated to the Maddock Bleacher Fund. The puppy is being raffled off and will be drawn for on Super Bowl Sunday (February 1) at a "Death By Chocolate" event at the Maddock Community Center from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Raffle tickets for the Bichon Frise, quilt and meat bundle are available at the North Star Community Credit Union and at the Maddock Business and Technology Center.

Warwick perfect attendance
Warwick Elementary School students who had perfect attendance in December are pictured with Elementary Principal Steve Jacobson. They are holding their certificates and Wal-Mart gift cards given out for perfect attendance. Students who had perfect attendance are pre-kindergarten, Hillary Archambault; kindergarten, Marlin Demarce, Aaron Greene, Jayla Guy, Julian Hill, Keyen Omen and Cole Smith; first grade, Jackson Delorme, Mallory Demarce and David Mandan; second grade, Jordan Bertsch; third grade, Weylin Azure, Sage Bertsch and Jayryl Guy; fourth grade, John Charging Crow and Katelyn Omen; fifth grade, Isaac Owlboy; and sixth grade, Jose Guy and Bailee Langstaff. Near perfect attendance was recorded by Peyton Azure, pre-kindergarten; Nathan Cavanaugh, kindergarten; Warren Greene and Sydney Tollefson, first grade; Tachella Feather, second grade; Hailey Redfox, fourth grade; and Travon Feather, sixth grade.

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