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October 7, 2004 Volume One Hundred Twenty-one Issue Number 41 0akes, North Dakota E-mail: oakestms@drtel.net www.oakestimes.com 2 showing at the October 8, 9 & 10, 7:30 p.m. Romantic/com- hr. 55 min. Starring Anne Hathaway. Clinic first of the month, 8:30 a.m., Center. Qkes Food Pantry needs cereal, crackers, rice, ;l anut butter, boxed pota- potatoes, dried fruits, can be left at all Food Pantry at Expressions, October :to discuss is The Thief 742-2007 for location. 7:30 p.m. October 12, 6:30 p.m. Steakhouse and I Ellendale. Rnancial has compiled of OHS Alumni. If you address or to make an Change, contact Ptacek . tabs for Ronald House can be left at Church or The YOur calendar for the Soup and November 7. support group the second Thursday of 1 p.m., Senior Center, HOuse in honor of Aune's 80th Birthday, 2-4 p.m. at High Prairie on the Litchville t gifts please. at the Senior Citizen Mondays at 1:30 p.m., be Club. TOPS 8 a.m. ever Fullerton Elevator Mt Ikiucation Assoc. Annual for 2005 Spring apply, must be a col- or senior majoring in Write to Pat Moore, 804 0HS, Oakes, N.D. 58474 Anonymous meets Wednesday and South 5th St., Oakes. i Shower for SWearingen, bride of October 16, 10 Lutheran Church, 3Stirum. 8 p.m. Wednesday, 201 t., Oakes. License office, Oakes Chicken end Baked all the trimmings at N.D., October - 1 p.m. Raffle drawings 1 p.m. Everyone wel- Mondays. Weigh- Otter Tail room. Clinic: Otter Tail Monday of the month, 9 Mills Box-Tops For left at The Oakes to the Oakes f at the Oakes Senior 1:30 p.m. Lunch welcome. Gym Sundays and 7-9 p.m., OHS gym. Library hours 2:30-7:30 p.m. & Saturday, 2: meets the 2nd of each month at 5 p.m., Emergency Warning the first Monday 1 P.m. Ins in Moe Bohannon The Oakes ~rnes Beginning in November the Oakes Elementary School will begin a program to bring Character Education to students in K-6. Each month, from November through May, will highlight a different theme. The administration and educators at the school are asking for the public's help, parents, businesses and everyone in the community. Here is how it will work. Each month will have a color assigned to it. The school is asking that as many people as possible wear that color on Friday of each week of the month. The educators are also asking that if you see a youngster who is showing the character traits for the month, give him or her a compliment and let the teacher and parents also know. November is for RESPECT and the color will be YELLOW. Treat each other with respect; follow the Golden Rule; be tolerant of difference; use good manners, not bad language; be considerate of others feelings; don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone; deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements. December is FAIRNESS, the color is ORANGE. Like dividing an orange equally to share. Play be the rules; take turns and share; be open-minded; listen to others; don't take advantage of others; don't blame others carelessly. January is TRUSTWORTHINESS, the color is BLUE. Be honest; don't deceive, cheat or steal; be reliable - do what you say you will do; have the courage to do the right thing; build a good reputation; be loyal - stand by your family, friends and country. February is for CARING and the color is RED - like a heart Be kind, compassionate and show you care; express gratitude; forgive others; help people in need. March is for RESPONSIBILITY and the color is GREEN. Do what your are supposed to do; persevere - keep on trying; always do your best; use self- control; be self-disciplined; think before you act - consider the consequences; be accountable for your choices. April is for CITIZENSHIP and the color is PURPLE. Do your share to make your school and community better; cooperate; get involved in community affairs; stay informed - vote; be a good neighbor; obey laws and rules; respect authority; protect the environment. May is for the MOST IMPROVED and the color will be the students' choice from the colors of the year and is based on their academics. Here is the bcst part. If you, yourself of any group has an idca on how to show to these students how these character attributes can hclp in thcir lives, contact the Elementary School and let them know. Thcy will bc glad to sec ifthcy can find a spot for you to makc your prcscntation. January lluough l)cccmbcr every year, the color is your choice, lk)r all of us to use the Golden Rulc - Do unto others as you will have them do unto you! Let us teach by example. Clip, save, show, your color!! ay new Moe Bohannon The Oakes Times Western Agency Inc., and owner, Chuck Thompkins, are announcing the hiring of Jordan Day to represent them at their Oakes location, Oakes Insurance Agency located on West Main Avenue. Day was h i r e d following the interviewing of 40 plus persons from three different states, according to Thompkins. Jordan is a native of Oakes, born, raised and graduated from OHS. "This is home and this is where I want to stay and raise my family," Day said. He will be attending insurance agent training soon to get his lieensing. "I find this work a challenge, just like I found my last position with Midwest Pest Control; and an opportunity to meet and work with people, to improve and better myself and of course stay in my hometown," he said. Western Agency specializes in farm, crop and commercial insurance. Chuck Thompkins noted they insure 927 farms in North Dakota currently, with one half million acres under crop insurance. Staying with Oakes Insurance will be Don Sylling, veteran insurance agent here in Oakes. He will also be available to answer your insurance concerns. "While I learn the business and continue my education, I have 18 people that I can turn to for help and guidance," Jordan said. He also said, "It is a growing me--I s you !! Dickey County Deputy Stacy Hansen, the person who spearheaded the Adopt-A-Cop in Dickey County schools, along with her helper, Dickey County Deputy Trent Stanton, visited the Oakes Elementary School on Friday. They had lunch with the lower grade students, hot dogs and all the trimmings. Then it was on to play time and also time to get to know the law enforcement officials that live among them. The kids asked questions and were encouraged to get to know the officers in an effort to let young people know the law enforcement community is their friend. The visits will con- tinue periodically throughout the school year, with different officers visiting the schools. One student said, "It is so much fun when they come to see us." Photo by Moe Bohannon I I III II I The Oakes Theater Group will he presenting, "SOUTHERN FREED MURDER", Friday, No- vember 19 and Saturday, Novem- ber 20, 2004 at the Guelph School. The dinner theater will begin each evening at 6:30 p.m. A wealthy family matriarch, Magnolia Capote, gathers her family at the Towering Oakcs Hotel Dinning Room in New Or- leans, Louisiana, to discuss hcr will. But when a murder is com- mitted, mayhem cnsucs Join the .... ~t as they try to discover who committed the murder. Cast members for the produc- tion will be local stage and screen stars, Mark Anderson, Janet AI- bers, Kathy Sitzler, Jean Schmaltz, Kelly Ness, Mike Spiese, Ron Goodman and Doug Sitzler. DECA students at the Southeast Area Vocational Technical Center will develop the promotional ma- terial for the event. Persons attending the solv- ing of this murder case will be requircd to purchase a ticket in advance because there will be a limited number of tickets sold for each cvening dinner theater. Tercsa Doggett, Ticket Committee Chairman, announced that tickets will go on sale Monday, October II, 2004. Tickets will be sold at the Oakes Community Hospital, Oakes Good Samaritan Center and the Southeast Medical Center. The price of each dinner theater ticket will be $20.00, The final day for tickets to be purchased will be Wednesday, November 17, 2004. All profits from this commu- nity project will benefit the "WE CARE CAMPAIGN", for the development and construction of the new state-of-the-art Oakes Community Hospital. The Oakes Community Hospi- tal Foundation Board of Direc- tors and Bill Ott, "WE CARE CAMPAIGN" Director, express their appreciation to all individu- als involved in the planning and presentation of this community event. business and we write for 20 different companies, we can certainly find the right protection for you. I see this position as a tool to help protect your future, your families, farms and businesses." You can see Jordan Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. 12 noon at the Agency office in Oakes or call 742-2182 for an appointment convenient for you. Jordan is married to Beth Day, Oakes City Auditor, and they have two children, Kalen 6 and Alexandra 2. When Jordan is not busy learning the insurance business, he says he enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys hunting and fishing and is a member of the Cogswell Gun Club. You can also visit Western Agency Inc. on the web: www.westernagencyinc.com Congratulations Jordan and Best wishes as you enter your new career. [e Moe Bohannon/The Oakes T/rues Project Childsafe recently paid a visit to North Dakota. They have distrib- uted an additional 55,000 gun locks in North Dakota through the cooperation of Gov. John Hoeven and the N.D. Peace Officers Association. Locally the gun locks were distributed to the Oakes Police Department and the Dickey County Sheriff's Department. In a joint statement Oakes Police Chief Marke Roberts and Dickey County Sheriff Jim Bohannon stated they have the gun locks available at their depart- ments. For the safety of your children, and others, stop in during office hours and pick one up for your guns. They are FREE, while supplies last. Cookbook to support troops Moe Bohannon The Classic Salon, Dale's Jack & The Oak Times Judy Bolek and Sue Reinstra, both of LaMoure, and spouses of two N.D. National Guard mem- bers from the 142nd in Oakes, had an idea on how to help support other families of deployed Guard troops and the troops in Iraq. "Lets put together a cookbook of favorite reci- pes of the family members of the 142nd," stated Sue. They did and the cookbook is now a reality. Where can you find it? ALCO, Jill, Hill's Furniture, Hometown Variety, Praska's, Hardware, Prai- rie Printing and Computer Ex- press, Oakes Drug and The Oakes Times. For the lowcost of $10,you can enjoy the many recipes, handy hints and photos of the Guards in Iraq found within its covets. Hurry in to get your copy. They make a great gift for the new bride, Christmas, birthdays, son or daughters first apartment, the cook that needs help and many more. ATURDAY SHOULD HAVE BER HER OWN TALK Tammy's view of life has become slightly demented.. Her comedy is interactive, intelligent and rapio fire.