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ND Securities Department presents Mad About Money to Glenburn Middle School

Pictured Above: Nikko Raymo, left, and Laurel Schuessler, right, were the performers from National Children’s Theatre presenting their program “Mad About Money” at Glenburn on Thursday, October 9th.

Middle school students across North Dakota learned skills crucial to financial literacy as they participated in sketch and improvisational comedy. North Dakota Securities Department proudly sponsored Mad About Money and joined together with The National Theatre for Children (NTC) to bring the show to schools at no cost. The tour began Monday, October 6th and ended Friday, October 10th. Among the schools to enjoy the financial lesson on Mad About Money was Glenburn. Other schools enjoying the program were Sterling, Bismarck, Minot, Wilton, and other cities.

During the forty-minute play performed by professional actors through a series of comedic sketches, students learned the difference between needs and wants, between saving and investing, between cash and credit, and the importance of forming a savings habit. While the performance and educational content is completely scripted, the shows are built to incorporate certain moments of improvisation and lots of student participation. At the beginning of each scene, actors solicit information from the audience that is then humorously integrated into the show. “Lots of young people make financial mistakes that end up costing them huge amounts of money, time, and worry,” says Karen Tyler, Commissioner of North Dakota Securities Department. “We want to equip these kids with the tools and the knowledge to make intelligent choices and to develop healthy saving and spending habits right from the start.”

Schools in Western and Eastern North Dakota have been able to participate in this program since 2005. “We have dedicated nearly a decade to preparing young people in our state to be a responsible addition to our economy,” Tyler continues. “It’s been a huge success, and we are very excited to partner with NTC and provide the program to schools again this year.”

Above photo: Nikko Raymo speaks to the children.

The concepts examined in Mad About Money are reinforced by student workbooks and teacher guides for educators to use in their lessons. Schools also gain access to digital learning materials to supplement their lessons with interactive classroom exercises, quizzes, and games based around the program. “The free show and resources are one part of what participating schools receive,” says Tyler. “The goal is always to encourage students to find out more, to pursue deeper understanding, and to explore these ideas in order to see how they apply to everyday life.”

In 1978, NTC dedicated itself to delivering entertaining and highly educational programs to positively motivate families, students, and educators. They inspire young people - and their families - to explore important and timely curricular subjects including: wise energy use; science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); financial literacy; health and nutrition; and environmental literacy, among others. Originally focused on delivering its programs via live theatre, NTC is now an award-winning educational content provider whose repertoire includes print and digital curriculum, professional development, extracurricular events, and volunteers-in-the-schools. They have developed the art of teaching through educational story-telling into a science of its own, and are currently the largest in-school touring educational production company in the world. Check them out at

Brad Parks of Mohall
places 4th in Enduro Race

Above photo: Brad Parks of Mohall finished 4th at the Enduro Race on Sunday, October 5th at the Burke County Fairgrounds.

On Saturday and Sunday, October 4th and 5th, B & G Oilfield Services, Morgel Farms, and Holter Welding hosted two days of motor events at the Burke County Fairgrounds. Promoter for the events was Terri Morgel of Portal.

Saturday, October 4th winners were as follows:
Hornet Races were won by Luke Quigley of Kenmare.

Demolition Derby: 1st place went to Clay Houle of Dunseith; and Mad Dog was won by Carey Peltier of Dunseith.

Soccer Mom Enduro: 1st place was won by Ciara Sorum of Crosby; and the Crowd Favorite was Michaela Bjergaard of Bowbells.

On Sunday, October 5th, they had their largest driver participation yet, with 32 cars racing in the Enduro. Despite the cold weather, there was a good crowd in attendance to support the drivers. The top ten winners were as follows:

1st: Nate Brandt of Stanley.
2nd: Bandyn Ganskop of Flaxton.
3rd: Nick Lund of Crosby.
4th: Brad Parks of Mohall.
5th: Marcus Bjergaard of Bowbells.
6th: Coltin Glearee of Minot.
7th: Tom Morgel of Portal.
8th: Jacob Behles of Garrison.
9th: Alvin Larson of Flaxton.
10th: Taylor Wenstad of Minot.
Crowd Favorite was won by #65 Tom Morgel of Portal.

During intermission, they had 12 kids take over the track with their power wheels. Each had to complete one lap, and all received trophies.

Steve Pfeifer, an IMCA Modified Driver, was in attendance and showed the crowd what a modified would do on the 1/4 track.

A raffle was also held during the ... (To read this article and many more, see this week's issue of the RCF.)

No school due to
Teachers’ Convention October 16th and 17th

Due to the North Dakota Education Association Conferences that are to be held in Bismarck on Thursday and Friday, October 16th and 17th, there will be no classes held at the Glenburn Public School or for the Mohall Lansford Sherwood School District.

Classes will resume at both school districts on Monday, October 20th at their regularly scheduled time.

The two days are set aside each year during the month of October for North Dakota instructors to attend the instructional conferences.

District Superintendent Keith Nelson
to bless the new North Prairie Parish
next Wednesday, October 22nd in Mohall

A special worship service of the newly aligned North Prairie Parish, comprised of the Bowbells United Methodist Church, Mohall United Methodist Church, and Sherwood United Methodist Church, will be held on Wednesday, October 22nd at the Mohall United Methodist Church. They will share in a time of fellowship with a potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m., and the combined worship will begin at 6:45 p.m.

District Superintendent Keith Nelson will be present to give his blessing to this new parish. The worship will include a blessing on the ministry of Pastor Marilyn Moeller and Pastor Eugene Moeller, who are new to this parish, and have just completed a six year Course of Study from St. Paul School of Theology, located in Kansas City.

All are welcome at the meal and worship service. Cake and ice cream will be served in celebration of the pastors’ completion of Course of Study this past July.

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