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Subscribe to the Burke County Tribune, by calling 701-377-2626 or e-mailing to tribune@nccray.netTuesday, November 24, 2015
Powers Lake Woman
Wins Brand New Car

By: Jodi Benge
Bonnie Jorgenson was not in attendance when her name was called as being a big winner, but it didn’t take long for the news to travel!

Bonnie and her late husband, Harold, attended the Norsk Hostfest in Minot for many years.

“Harold always bought tickets for the car that they give away every year,” said Bonnie. “But I hadn’t bought one by myself before this year.”

Jorgenson loves the atmosphere at the Hostfest and the first day of the festival, she was walking around and spotted the ticket booth and new car that was to be given away.
“I thought, what the heck,” smiled Jorgenson. “It only takes one ticket to win.”

She dug in her pocket and found a loose five dollar bill and signed her name on the ticket.
She attended several of the Hostfest events that week, never giving it another thought that her ticket would be the winning one out of the 3,200 that were sold.

The last day of the festival was Saturday, Oct. 3. Jorgenson decided to go back home and not to attend the concert where the winner of the car was to be announced. She wishes now that she would have.

Ranchers Claim 3rd Place at Region 8 Tourney
The Powers Lake Ranchers concluded their 2015 season with a 3-2 victory over the Kenmare Honkers for third place honors at the Region 8 Tourney:

(back) Sydney Titus, Brianna Honrud, Sadie Maruskie, Keilani Rystedt, Grave Hove, Allison Grote, Assistant Coach Kayla Jensen;

(front) Jessica Rosencrans, Kinzi Grubb, Kylie Gunderson, Delaney Clark and Head Coach Mona Christenson.

National Diabetes Month Observed in November
Nearly one in 11 North Dakotans has diabetes. More than one in three adults in the state has prediabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

For people living with diabetes or at risk for type 2 diabetes, community support is critical to staying healthy.

In observance of November as National Diabetes Month 2015, the North Dakota Department of Health’s (NDDoH) Diabetes Program and its partners are working with individuals, families, and communities to encourage simple, but important, lifestyle changes to improve health for those who have diabetes or are at risk for the disease.

Community support helps people deal with many challenges of life, including diabetes. Planning healthy meals and snacks, fitting in physical activity, attending health appointments, and keeping a positive attitude are all easier when people work together. Having a good support system leads to fewer complications from diabetes and maintaining a better quality of life for those with diabetes or prediabetes.

Tera Miller, NDDoH Diabetes Program Director said, “Whether community means loved ones at home, school, work, or place of worship, having a support system is an important part of staying healthy.” It’s important to know that having a family history of diabetes, such as a mother, father, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes, puts you at greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The good news is that you – and your family – can take small, but important steps to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes.

Slices of Life
By: Jill Pertler

When you no longer have a dog the world is a different place.
The barks of other dogs resound and seem louder than they were before. When a neighbor’s dog barks and wakes you in the early morning or late night it doesn’t so much annoy, but provokes a twinge of sadness.

When you no longer have a dog you don’t have to worry about dog-hair dust bunnies or running out of dog treats. You don’t ever have to read the label on dog food for the hundredth time to make sure real meat is the number one ingredient. You can save money at the grocery store because dog food is expensive.

When you no longer have a dog you notice other people with their dogs. It seems as though everyone else has one. They are walking on the street or playing fetch or posting cute dog photos on social media. Sometimes you scroll through them, other times you try not to.

When you no longer have a dog you can walk freely through your yard without constantly having to look down to avoid stepping in the doggy doo – although this takes some getting used to. It’s hard to walk freely without looking down when you’ve done so for so more than a decade.

When you no longer have a dog you can take an evening stroll without bringing a plastic bag along. You don’t have to pause at every fire hydrant or telephone pole or carry the plastic bag home once it is full.

When you no longer have a dog and the humans in your life are unavailable, sometimes you take walks alone.

When you no longer have a dog leaving the house is simplified. You can be gone all day without having someone let the dog out or feed her lunch. You don’t have to secure a spot at the kennel when you go on vacation. There’s a certain freedom to that.

When you no longer have a dog there is no one to wag her tail when you come home. And when you return after a long weekend, you don’t have to worry about anyone peeing on the floor because they are so glad to see you.
When you no longer have a dog shoes don’t get chewed. No one chases the cats or drags her butt across the carpet. There are no dog toots to smell and you don’t have to be concerned about anybody ransacking the neighbor’s garbage and coming home with a tuna can stuck to her tongue.

When you no longer have a dog, you don’t have anyone begging for a tummy rub. No one kisses you all over your face or sniffs you in unseemly places.
When you no longer have a dog, sometimes you dream about dogs and sometimes even about the one you used to have. Sometimes dogs can talk in your dreams. Those are the good dreams.

When you no longer have a dog and you hear creaks or noises from upstairs you automatically think it is your dog and then remember she is gone and it couldn’t possibly be her. You wonder how long it will be before creaks and noises become just creaks and noises.

When you no longer have a dog, suddenly puppies take on a whole new level of cuteness and you think, “Maybe,” but then just as soon, “Maybe not,” because you know your heart isn’t ready yet. It may never be. But you never know.

All this – good and bad – is okay, because if you no longer have a dog it means that at one time you did. In doing so, you experienced unconditional love and a companionship like none other. That is a gift. And I believe if you no longer have a dog, it is a gift waiting for you in heaven. Because all dog owners understand: it wouldn’t be heaven if dogs weren’t there.

Jill Pertler is an award-winning syndicated columnist, published playwright and author. Don’t miss a slice; follow the Slices of Life page on Facebook.

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SERRV Fair Trade Sale is set for Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Powers Lake.

Items for sale from Fair Trade partners around the world including jewelry, scarves, wall decor, baskets, Christmas Decorations, chocolate and coffee.
Free soup will be served over the lunch hour on Thursday and samples of food will be served both days.

Catalog orders will be taken to arrive in time for Christmas. All proceeds go to SERRV International.


The Bowbells community Thanksgiving celebration and worship will be held at the Bowbells United Methodist Church on Sunday, Nov. 22.

A time of celebration and fellowship will begin at 6:45 p.m. with a dessert bar. Following the fellowship time, the worship service will be held in the sanctuary at 7:30.

It is scheduled for Sunday evening to give Thanksgiving travelers the opportunity to participate in this worship service. All are welcome to attend as we join together in giving thanks for all the blessings we have received.

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