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By Ginny Heth
This & That....
I read about it in the Courant, then I read about it in the Minot Daily News, finally I saw a news story about it and I STILL canít believe it!
Someone thought it was the thing to do to run a little pony up and down the ditches until he was so tired he couldnít run any more. They then thought the thing to do was to tie him to their vehicle and drag him along until he was (thankfully) dead. His poor, ruined body was left in the middle of a busy intersection to be found by a passer-by.
Why would anyone think that was the thing to do? How can it be fun? I just canít get it!
The little pony was a favorite of the ownerís grandkids and people all around the area are feeling bad about what has happened. A couple different rewards have been put together to try and find the persons responsible for the demise of this miniature horse. One generous family even gave the Boppreís another miniature horse! (A really nice gesture, but replacing a beloved pet canít always be done!)
At any rate, I hope the culprits are found and made to pay for the Ďfuní they thought they were having. Lessons must be learned!
Iíve been working for a few weeks on the homework for a class that I attended this past weekend in Rugby. I have wanted to become an EMT instructor for several years and there just havenít been any classes in the state to get that certification. The State Health Department had decided that there were enough instructors in the state (over 200) and no more were needed. The problem is that of those 200+ instructors only about 40 were teaching classes that were supposed to cover the entire state.
Well, they decided a class could be held and I jumped at the chance to take it not knowing exactly what I was getting into! I had hours and hours of reading to do ahead of time and somewhere around 20 on-line quizzes to take in preparation for the class. I got all that done with a few days to spare and headed out early on Saturday morning for Rugby to be sitting in class by 8 a.m.
It was a very good class (even though it was a long weekend of sitting in one place for me!) and I feel pretty good about setting up and conducting EMS classes in the future. I will be qualified to teach several different classes and will be able to keep our local EMTís education up-to-date, so that should help us all out some.
I must complete a final Ďtestí and submit it before my certification comes through, but I have no doubt Iíll get it done before the deadline of November 30th.
Being in class over the weekend meant that I missed out on the Westhope Firemanís Supper on Saturday evening. I hear it was really good and that the crowds werenít too bad even thought many had travelled to Elgin for the Siouxís first round football play-off game.
It sounds like the football game was one that should not have been missed! Congratulations to all of you and best of luck as you head to Towner to take on the TGU Titans for the next play-off game!
I also missed the PTO Halloween Party but I know from talking with Marlena that it was well attended and a good time for all involved! Reading her story today made me want to listen to Halloween music myself, so I found some on Pandora Radio and weíve been tapping our feet to the music all afternoon! Nothing like a good rendition of the theme song from the Addamís Family!
Donít forget to turn your clocks back one hour this Saturday night before you head for bed (or youíll be late to anything you plan to do on Sunday!) While you are at it, donít forget to check those batteries in your smoke detectors.
Stevie Wonder and Tiger Woods meet at a fund raiser. Woods turns to Wonder and says: "How is the singing career going?"
Stevie Wonder replies: "Not too bad! How's the golf?"
Woods replies: "Not too bad, I've had some problems with my swing, but I think I've got that right now."
Stevie Wonder says: "I always find that when my swing goes wrong, I need to stop playing for a while and not think about it. Then, the next time I play, it seems to be all right.
Tiger Woods says: "You play golf?"
Stevie Wonder says: "Oh, yes, I've been playing for years."
Woods says: "But, you're blind. How can you play golf if you're blind?"
Wonder replies: "I get my caddy to stand in the middle of the fairway and call to me. I listen for the sound of his voice and play the ball towards him. Then, when I get to where the ball lands, the caddy moves to the green or farther down the fairway and again I play the ball towards his voice."
"But, how do you putt?", asks Woods. "Well," says Stevie, "I get my caddy to lean down in front of the hole and call to me with his head on the ground and I just play the ball towards his voice."
Woods asks: "What's your handicap?"
Stevie says, "Well, I'm a scratch golfer."
Woods, incredulous, says to Stevie: "We've got to play a round sometime."
Wonder replies: "Well, people don't take me seriously, so I only play for money, and never play for less than $10,000 a hole."
Woods thinks about it and says, "OK, I'm game for that, when would you like to play?"
Stevie says, "Pick a night."