at Lake Assembly
Lostwood Media and Lake Assembly announces the premier of their second film, “On Earth As It Is In Heaven,” on Friday, Dec. 13, at 7:00 p.m., at Lake Assembly in Powers Lake.
How does the war in the heavenlies affect the lives of people here on the earth today? Is the “Battle of the Ages” still raging? Are angels and demons real?
Come see how God hears and answers the prayers of Dakota, a young girl who asks God to help her parents, Ricky and Tiffany, who are struggling in life and their marriage.
The public is invited to this free premier. Call Lake Assembly, 701-464-5612, with any questions.
Youthful Ranchers looking
for senior leadership
The Powers Lake Ranchers graduated five seniors from last year’s boys’ basketball squad and will be looking for the underclassmen to fill roles left vacant by graduation.
Returning are two seniors, Levi Hoiby and Curtis Marden.
“We will have a strong post game with Levi and Curtis,” stated Head Coach Jordan Carlson who returning for his 5th season at Powers Lake.
“As the season goes on, we will look for our younger kids to gain experience and have a chance for the district title,” predicted Coach Carlson.
The Ranchers finished first in the district last season, losing out in the first round of regionals.
The Ranchers are playing in the Stanley tournament, Dec. 12 & 14 then travel to Ray, Dec. 21.
January is a busy month for the boys with 10 games scheduled. They host Stanley Jan. 3, then travel to Lignite Jan. 7. Mandaree and Ray will be in Powers Lake, Jan. 9 and 14. The Ranchers go to Watford City Jan. 17, and are back home again for four games, Jan. 18 versus Killdeer, Jan. 21 against Tioga, Jan. 24 they take on Trinity Christian, and Jan. 28 they host Burke County. The final game in January is in White Shield.
The first two games in February are on the homecourt, Divide on Feb. 3 and NS-P, Feb. 6. The final regular season game is in Parshall, Feb. 8.
Districts are Feb. 13-15 in Ray and the regional tournament at Williston State College, Feb. 24, 25 & 27.
The Ranchers will suit up three squads, JH, JV and V.
Burke County Wins
The Burke County Titans started the season strong, with a 45-38 victory over the Divide County Maroons in Lignite, Thursday evening, Dec. 5.
The Titans jumped out to an early lead as Colton Gandrud converted 2 treys, Douglas Winzenburg 2 field goals and Austin Deckert a bucket. Burke County led 14-5 after one quarter.
The second quarter went dry for the Titans with only 2 field goals (Dylan Benge and Matthew Hinds) and a freethrow by Benge. But the Titans defense held strong to keep a lead at halftime, 19-13.
Burke County opened the second half with another 14 points in the third quarter; a group effort with four players scoring. Titans led 33-21 heading into the final quarter.
Divide outscored Burke in the fourth quarter, but the Titans were able to win the contest, 45-38.
The Titans were only whistled for 10 total fouls in the game.
Titans scoring were Gandrud 12, Winzenburg 10, Benge 9, Nolan Beeter 8, Deckert 2, Quinn Chrest 2 and Hinds 2.
Other team members include Zack Beard, Mark Nelson, Kyle Greig, Bradon Peterson, Cole Nelson, Josh Kihle and Robby Cooper.
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The 2013 Burke County Farm Bureau Scholarship has been awarded to Paige Hoiby from McGregor. She is the daughter of Lyndon and Michelle Hoiby and is enrolled at Bismarck State College.
The Burke County Farm Bureau Scholarship is awarded annually to a college student in any year of study, who is enrolled in a college in North Dakota, and whose parents or grandparents or themselves are members of the BCBF.
The Department of ND American Legion has announced the selection of Travis Bruse of Horace as the 2013 ND American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year.
Travis graduated from West Fargo High School and a member of Troop 274 sponsored by the Horace Lutheran Church. He has been active in scouting since 2004 and he is the first Eagle Scout of Troop 274 in 2009. He has currently earned 105 Merit Badges far above the required 21 and several Special Awards. The most recent award Travis completed is the Boy Scouts of America God and Life Religious Award. His Eagle Project was landscaping seven acres at the Living Waters Lutheran Church in Fargo following the 2009 flood.
Community activities include sandbagging, 4-H and a FM Posse Horse Club member. High School participation includes Academic Letter, Honor Roll, Buildings Trades Club and Fargo/Moorhead Warriors Lacrosse.
Travis has been accepted to NDSU and will be majoring in Architecture.
The selection of the American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year is made annually. To be eligible for the award, a scout must belong and be active with a Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team or Explorer Post chartered to an American Legion Post or Auxiliary Unit or be the son or grandson of a Legionnaire or Auxiliary member.
Travis was eligible for the award through his grandfather, Clifford Fremstad.
Bowbells native, Molly Aufforth, is an intern for Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. This is her first semester with Studio One and is a member of the weather team.
Every week she creates graphics and maps, writes broadcast style scripts, conducts on-camera interviews and edits weather videos.
“With all the knowledge and experience I have gained here at Studio One, I know it will help me in the future when I’m looking for a job,” says Aufforth.
Along with Studio One, Aufforth is involved in the UND Student Chapter American Meteorological Society and UND Weather Update. She is also a recipient of the ND Academic Scholarship and the UND Transfer Scholarship. She was on the President’s Honor Roll Fall 2011 and is currently on the Spring 2013 Dean’s Honor Roll.
Aufforth graduated from Bowbells High School in 2011, and is currently a junior studying Atmospheric Sciences at UND.
Bowbells native, Joy Jacobson, is in her second semester as an intern for Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. She has worked as a graphic designer and C.G. operator in the past (character generator). She currently is a reporter, runs the character generator and is the video operator during the live production.
Jacobson says, “Studio One has instilled exceptional professional and communication skills in me.”
She uses these skills perfectly and brings an outstanding level of focus to live production, while she runs two pieces of equipment.
Along with Studio One, Jacobson is a member of the Delta Gamma sorority where she holds the position of Vice President of Communications. She has received the UND Presidential Scholarship for outstanding academics and various scholarships through UND’s communication program. She received Studio One’s Recognition of Excellence Award for her quality contributions to the program.
“After graduation I hope to either obtain a job in Public Relations or attend law school … The professionalism, teamwork and leadership acquired in Studio One will be transferrable to whatever career path I choose,” says Jacobson.
She is a 2012 graduate from Kenmare High School and will be graduating in May 2016 from UND with majors in Communications and Political Science.
|THANKSGIVING, THE FARM |
This year I finally drew my muzzle loader buck tag and what better way to enjoy the opener but to head home to Bowbells for Thanksgiving then go hunting. Well that was a good plan when I thought it up.
We told Braden we were heading to the farm for Thanksgiving. He calls it Happy Thanksgiving.
At school before we left he told the class that he was thankful for Grandpa Dean’s tractor. So with that how does the song go?
Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go. The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh. Well, it was more like, over The Turtle or Mouse (river that is) the Ford knows the way because it’s the sleigh.
I must admit with the early ice forming and good fishing reports coming about, my desire to deer hunt was quickly disappearing.
As we were pulling into the farm I saw a large buck running but of course the season was not yet opened and “Happy Thanksgiving” dinner awaited.
After dinner my dad, Braden, and myself made our way to the pickup and started to go looking for buck signs and start to formulate a game plan for the hunt.
After a while, just taking a tour of the neighborhood, I wanted to punch a couple holes in the ice so we stopped at one of the fishing ponds so I could do that ice test. I found a solid 9-10 inches of ice and even dropped a line down for a few minutes to see if I could catch that first fish of the new ice season.
I did, two actually.
Friday, I got up go outside and take pictures of my dad and Braden when he was learning to drive (steer) the tractor he was thankful for. They then went sledding and who knows what else they did outside at the farm.
After making some calls to find bait, I was back with a plan. This time I had a nice day, an ice drill some new ice fishing toys and some time.
Before the fishing could commence I had a deer to hunt, well or not. I decided to just drive around the countryside and check out the old sites of my youth and if a deer would show up so be it.
I caught a lot of fish on Friday. The numbers were good but the quality was a little on the small side. No big deal, I was more interested in testing some new rods, jigs and my new Vexilar FLX-28. I went home happy with a solid afternoon on the ice.
Saturday, to me was the big day of the weekend.
I started the morning out pulling Braden around the farmyard on the sled. We went for a walk then made snow angels in the little bit of snow on the lawn.
While he was napping I took the wife out for a drive around the countryside, looking at the old farms and remembering different people who lived at the places. I also pointed out different spots where I have seen a big deer or harvested a deer over the years.
After nap, I dropped Lisa off and took Braden for some ice fishing. It was a nice day and I wanted to see if he would like the ice again and see what he thought of blue gills. He didn’t have much interest in the actual fishing part of the deal but he reeled in a couple and had a great time just playing on the ice.
So over the Turtle and down the road to Grandma (and Grandpa’s) farm we went. We had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed the outdoors the entire time.
And if anyone is still keeping score, the deer are still safe.
Until next time get outside and make some memories.