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: i~k : ,, 23, 2014 Volume One Hundred,Thirty One Issue Number 4 Oakes, ND Email: 75 a copy ECTRIC, INC. t: 1-877-209- so PU LB., ,.,,.,,,ARY HOURS, Wednesday, 2:30-7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday and Satur: day, 2:30-5:30 p.m. BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION can be left at the Oakes Times or at the Elementary School office. ADULT OPEN GYM, Sundays and Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., OHS gym. PHILOMENA showing at the Grand Theatre Saturday, Janu- ary 25 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, January 26 - Matinee at 2:00 p.m., evening show at 7:30 p.l Rated PG-13. 1 hrs. 38 n' s. Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark. Popcorn to Go/ OAKES ARMORY is open for .... a k ng! 9 a.m.-3 p.m. every day. BINGO AT THE SENIOR CITI- ZENS CENTER, Mondays at 1:15 p.m., Golden Age Club. FULLERTON TOPS, 8 a.m. Saturdays, Fullerton Elevator Meeting Room. DICKEY COUNTY HISTORI- CAL SOCIETY will meet the 1st Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Otter Tail Room, Oakes. DRIVERS LICENSE OFFICE, first Wednesday of every month at the Oakes Armory. WlC PROGRAM, Otter Tail Room, 2nd Tuesday of each month. Call 701-883-5179 for an appointment. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, 201 S. 5th St., Oakes. AL ANON, 8 p.m., Monday at 201 S. 5th St., Oakes. OAKES BONE BUILDERS classes meet every Wednesday and Friday at the Oakes Senior Ceiiter at 10 a.m. Call Kathie at 742-3509. OAKES QUILTERS GUILD meets every 3rd Thursday at 5 p.m. at Main Street Quilters. R&R IS ACCEPTING DO- NATIONS of home furnishings and elementary aged children's clothes Wednesday through Saturday! Call Kim Raatz at 701-710-0860 or Kim Schmit at 701-710-0145 if you want to visit about donations or volunteering! CPR COURSES offered at Oakes Ambulance. Please con- tact Andrea at 742-3244 for more details. OAKES BASKETBALL BOOSTERS will have open gym for students grades 2-6 (younger children welcome if accompanied by a parent) at the OHS gyms Sunday afternoons from 4-5:30 (note change of time from prior years). NO open gym on Febru- ary 2 and 16. FIRST AID, CPR, AED CLASS to be held January 29 at the Oakes Ambulance Garage. Classes start at 6:00 p.m. Con- tact Andrea at 701-742-3244 or to register. WALT HABERMAN FOOT- BALL CARD AUCTION Sunday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m. at the LaMoure Civic Center. For more info call Awender Auction at 701- 742-2456 or go to www.awender- RACK IT UP V Hunting and Fishing Trophy Show Satur- day, March 15 from 2:00-10:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 16 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Quandt Brothers Shop 5 miles south of Oakes, ND, Hwy 1 and 93rd St. SE (County Rd 5). Exhibitors wanted. Contact: John Quandt at 701-710-0077 or qb@quan-; Bill Schmitz at 701-210-1130 or bschmitz@heri- patrice Koerselman, Modern Woodmen of America Repre- sentative, has earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional@ (RICP@) professional designation from The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA. Candidates for the RICP@ desig- nation must complete a minimum of three college-level courses and are required to pass a series of two- hour proctored exams. They must also have three years of experience, meet stringent ethics requirements, and participate in The College's continuing education program. The RICP@ educational curricula is the most complete and compre- hensive program available to pro- fessional financial advisors looking to help their clients create sustain- able retirement income. The rigor- ous three-course credential helps advisors master retirement income planning, a key focus area not fully covered in other professional desig- nation programs. From retirement portfolio management techniques and mitigation of plan risks to the proper use of annuities, emloyer- sponsored benefits and determining the best Social Security claiming age, the RICP@ provides a wealth of practical information for advisors. Using the most current techniques, RICP@s identify retirement income needs and objectives and evaluate a client's current situation relative to those goals. Individuals who earn a RICP@ can provide expert advice on a broad range of retirement top- ics including income needs and ob- jectives, estate issues and other risks to the retirement income planning, Social Security, health insurance and housing decisions, and income taxation. The American College is the na- tion's largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial ser- vices. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, the college has served as a valued business part- ner to banks, brokerage firms, insur- ance companies and others for over 86 years. The American College's faculty represents some of the fi- nancial services industry's foremost thought leaders. For more informa- tion, visit The AmericanCollege. edu. Pictured Back (l-r): Steve Frojen of the Oakes VFW, Faith Osborn, Stephanie McCann, Hali Christenson, VFW Post Commander Caleb Aberle; Front (l-r): Hannah Zantow, Harleigh Utecht, Marah Pickel. Oakes Public Schools 6-8 graders took part in the Patriot's Pen Essay contest last fall while 9-12 graders took part in the Voice of DemocraCy Speech contest sponsored by the VFW. Area students receiving honors for the local VFW Patriot's Pen contest included the following: Harleigh Utecht - 3rd place award of $20. Hannah Zantow - 2nd place award of $30. Marah Pickel - 1st place award of $50. Marah also won 1st place honors at the district level with an award of $125 and received 2nd place at the state level winning an additional $300. Local Voice of De- mocracy winners were as follows: Faith Osborn - 3rd place award of $25. Hali Christenson - 2nd place award of $50 Stephanie McCann - 1st place award of $100. Stephanie also went on to receive 1 st place honors at the district levei with an award of $500 and 3rd place at the state level with an award of $200. Congratulations to all of the winners!; (l-r): John Zetocha Jeanne The Oakes Area Community Foundation recently awarded four local organizations with grants totaling $9,600.00. Recipients were: Oakes Community Hospital Foundation for a fetal heart monitor and mechanical reclining chair, to replace the broken equipment; Guelph Community Develop- ment Association to use towards the roof repairs for the Guelph Commu- nity Center (former school), which houses a kitchen, multi-purpose room and three museum rooms; Oakes Public School to use to- wards the purchase of a music filing system for the school; and Oakes Golf Club (through Oakes Public School) to use towards build- ing a dike to prevent future flooding of the golf course. "The Oakes Community Foun- dation is pleased to provide grants for these important local projects to help make our community an even better place to live," said Advisory Committee Chair John Zetocha. "The Oakes Golf Club, which is in dire need, is a healthy recreation and is a great asset for our community," says Board Member Bill Schmitz. Each year, grants are awarded on a competitive basis. An Advisory Committee of local volunteers re- views applications and decides how to allocate funds each year. "We're fortunate to have a permanent source of funds right here in Oakes so that we don't have to rely on outside funding to help improve our com- munity. The money will always be there for whatever needs are greatest in any given year," said Zetocha. The Oakes Community Founda- tion is a fund of the North Dakota Community Foundation which man- ages more than $50 million in as- sets for the benefit of North Dakota citizens and their communities. The Foundation was established in 1976. The Oakes Community Foundation was established in 1998 by a grant from Mr. Frank Larson, and pro- vides a method of receiving funds/ donations to benefit projects or non- profits in the Oakes area. Gifts from many individuals are pooled togeth- er and invested in a permanent fund. Each year, the local Advisory Com- mittee uses income from the fund to make grants. "As the fund balance increases, the amount of money available an- nually for grants increases as well," said Zetocha. "Maximizing our match potential means that we have the opportunity to increase the size and number of our grants in coming years." Current Advisory Board mem- bers are Toni Ptacek, Tom Gulsvig, Bill Schmitz, Ron Goodman, Becki Thompson, Abrah Dufault and John Zetocha. If anyone has any ques- tions of the Oakes Area Community Foundation, please contact any of the advisory board members. Those wishing to donate to the Oakes Community Foundation can send their tax deductible gift to: Oakes Community Foundation, PO Box 571, Oakes, ND 58474 or visit All gifts to the fund are tax deductible to the full extent of federal and state law, and gifts of all sizes are appreciated and welcomed. For more information about the Oakes Community Foun- dation, please contact John Zetocha at 701-742-2112. For more information about the North Dakota Community Foun- dation, please call 701-222-8349 or visit them on the Web at www. OO0 A COMMUNITY EVENING WITH A SPEAKER, A MEAL AND A CAUSE Tuesday, January 28 Oakes Community Hospital is part- nering together with Oakes High School to present a community eve- ning. The evening's event will be held in the Oakes High School South Gym. There will be a free meal from 6:00-6:45 p.m. followed by motiva- tional speaker VJ Smith, author of "The Richest Man In Town" at 7:00 p.m. They are kick- ing off the vio- lence prevention survey,"Creating a safer community together.., if you see something, say something". Bullying is seen as the most common violence in our com- munity. The survey link is: www. and there are only 10 questions to an- swer. It only takes a few minutes to complete, and will help with the drive to stop the bullying in our community. The goal is to create a safe com- munity free from bullies, and it will take the whole town. The slogan for this project is "If you see something, say something. Don't just save peo- ple from drowning.., go upstream and stop them from falling in!" Step two of this prevention is to coordinate a plan and educate ev- eryone; and step three will be to measure the effectiveness of the program. Computers will be avail- able Tuesday evening for the community to take the survey to get data and promote com- munity involve- ment. The Stu- dent Council, Creating a safer community together... "If You See Something, Say Something" National Honor Society and the athletic teams will be on hand to help with the computers and the survey. There will be musical selec- tions performed by the Oakes High School Band. The first 300 people to take the survey will receive a free copy of the book "The Richest Man in Town" written by VJ Smith, who has been a professional speaker for more than a decade. So, plan on attending the Community Evening, January 28 in the Oakes High School South Gym. This event, sponsored by Oakes Community Hospital and Oakes High School, is an attempt to promote "Community Violence Prevention". Take a short survey on bullying - www.sUrveymonkey. com/s/8J5Y323 - and help our com- munity to be free of the most com- mon violence in our midst. Dona- .tions will be accepted and donated to the Oakes Food Pantry. VJ Smith