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Saturday, May 25, 2013
Columbus Fire Dept.
adds new truck to fleet
By Teresa Roering
The Columbus Fire Department has added a brand new Rosenbauer truck to their fleet.
The new truck arrived the first week of May and has already been put to good use.
While the fire department was training on the new equipment, they got called to a fire and brought the new truck to help respond.
The new truck comes equipped with water and foam, and holds 1000 gallons of water at a time; the truck also holds five firemen.
The new truck adds to their fleet of rescue vehicles.
The Columbus Fire Department recieved an oil impact grant for $180k to help them buy the new truck, along with a $15k grant to buy new equipment for the truck. The department also received $54k in donations from Global and Basin Transload oil companies that work close to Columbus.
and audio products
By Teresa Roering
Lostwood Media is a husband and wife production team that creates video and audio products. The company provides services for videoing and editing of sporting events, weddings, biographies, training seminars and more.
Lostwood Media also provides duplication services as well as music recording, writing and production; providing and using up to date equipment and software that is standard in today’s video and music industry.
Lostwood Media also has a ministry division called “Lostwood Films” that is dedicated to filming/writing and producing faith based movies. The filmmaking division is in part financially supported by Lostwood Media.
Burke County Auxiliaries
& Legions plan services
The American Legion Carl Oftedahl Post #127 and Auxiliary have set Memorial Day services for Monday, May 27, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Bowbells Memorial Hall (note change of location). Richard Reuer, Minot Legion Post #26 will be the guest speaker (The Four Chaplains Service, it honors the four men, who went down o Feb. 3, 1943). Reuer is a powerful speaker/singer who you won’t want to miss.
Potluck dinner will be served following the service. Coffee, kool-aid, plates and silverware will be furnished by the Auxiliary.
The Roy Clementsen American Legion Post in Powers Lake will hold a Memorial Day program on Monday, May 27 at the Legion Hall in Powers Lake.
The program will begin at 10 a.m. and will feature the Powers Lake High School Band, directed by Sue Gunderson. Guest speaker will be Pastor Cole Bentley.
The Legion Auxiliary is providing a freewill offering lunch following the program. Everyone is invited!
The Monson-Finkhagen American Legion Post and Auxiliary will meet at Lignite Legion Hall at 9 a.m., Monday, May 27, to go to Portal to join Woods-Roan American Legion Post and Auxiliary at the Portal Park for a short service at 10 a.m. The group will return to Lignite for the Memorial Day service at the Christ Lutheran Church, to begin at 11 a.m. Kathy Hammond of Bowbells is the guest speaker and special music will be provided by Burke Central music students. This year, they will be honoring Vietnam Era Veterans.
Following, attendees will march to the Lignite City Park for a short ceremony, returning to the church for dinner.
Slices of Life
By: Jill Pertler
I'LL DO IT LATER
“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” Thomas Jefferson
I’ve been meaning to write a column about procrastination – I just never got around to it. Besides, I’m not sure even Thomas Jefferson could abide by his own words 100 percent of the time. Most of us have succumbed to the sin of avoiding that which needs to be done at least once or twice.
I’m even betting many of us can relate to a slight modification to Jefferson’s words, quipped by Mark Twain: “Never put off till tomorrow what can be done the day after tomorrow.”
Pro-cras-ti-na-tion. The noun requires a full five syllables to get its point across. I’ve read entire sentences that were shorter. I suppose some sort of poetic symbolism exists in the fact that the word itself seems lazy and never-ending – similar to ignoring a task for days and days, or floating down the Mississippi with Huck Finn.
Procrastination is the act of doing one thing – such as napping or checking Facebook – in order to avoid something else you know you should be doing instead. Conquering the beast involves not only finishing what you start, but starting in the first place. And starting is often the hardest part.
That’s because procrastination sneaks up on you. You don’t wake up one morning and decide to ignore certain tasks. You just do (or don’t do, if we are seeking accuracy). I call this unplanned procrastination. If left unchecked it can last upwards of nine months – or more.
My front door needs painting. The wood is chipping and peeling. I bought a can of green semi-gloss over a year ago. Every weekend, when I think about painting, the weather isn’t right, or I can’t find the paintbrush, or the kids have a game or I’ve got other important things to do – like organizing the pencil drawer. By the time I’ve exhausted my arsenal of avoidance techniques, the sun is setting and I decide I might as well wait until tomorrow.
Or next week. Or next month.
Some people avoid procrastination like the plague or a bad cliché. I call these folks anticrastinators. They see no value in a do-it-later, normal guy mentality. They are filled with fortitude and an intentional work ethic. They never hit the snooze alarm and often use the phrase, “The early bird catches the worm.” Their front doors never chip or peel.
I am not one of these people. I avoid many things. But, because I am a glass-half-full kind of gal, I embrace my procrastinationalistic tendencies and seek to use them to my advantage. I guess you could say I am a pro-procrastinator. Through years of careful implementation, I understand proper use of the technique can propel one into action. When you spend a substantial amount of energy avoiding one task, you may actually get a lot of other stuff done in the meantime.
All procrastination rationalization aside, I know my front door isn’t going to paint itself. My son is graduating from high school this year and we’ll host an open house whereby friends and family will have occasion to walk through the entryway that is currently chipping and peeling. In situations such as this, when a deadline looms, the motivation for procrastination decreases exponentially in relation to the date of impending doom. In other words: There’s no time like the present.
Now, where did I put the paintbrush?
Jill Pertler is an award-winning syndicated columnist, playwright and author of “The Do-It-Yourselfer’s Guide to Self-Syndication” You can read more columns at the Slices of Life page on Facebook.
(651) 264-1979 email@example.com
HAM BENEFIT DINNER FOR RUDLAND IN FLAXTON
A medical benefit dinner consisting of ham and baked potatoes will be served at the Flaxton Memorial Hall for MaryAnn Rudland on Sunday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Take out will be available.)
The benefit is sponsored by the Flaxton Community Club. Supplemental funds provided by Burke/Divide Thrivent Financial for Lutherans #31330.
VOLLEYBALL CAMP IN POWERS LAKE
The Powers Lake Volleyball Camp will be held May 28-30 for grades 3-12 (Fall 2013).
For more information call the Powers Lake Elementary or the high school or talk to Mona Christenson.
City of Columbus awards demolition of gymnasium
to JDC Industries
After receiving Clarification of Intent for reclamation of grade level and confirmation of bid from the two lowest bidders, the City of Columbus Mayor, Scott Kihle, contacted each City Councilperson, individually, for their vote on the selection of a contractor for demolition of the gym and disposal of debris and reclamation of the property.
Alderpersons contacted were Sandra Raines, Darrell Brenno, Denis Hunstead and Kyle Hawkins. All council members voted to award the contract to the lowest bidder for all work related to demolishing and disposing of materials, except the Asbestos Abatement and Disposal.
The award was made to JDC Industries of Powers Lake.