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2 Section A- Oakes Times, Thursday, December 22, 2011 Elementary C ristmas Concert Photo by Alexis Marthaller HAT TIPS Hello, I've got some good news and some bad news. You know how that goes. Bison were the good news. Twins losing Cuddyer was the bad news. One good player. One. And they let him go. We now have a catcher who spends more time in the training room than on the field. A first baseman that might or might not play. A closer who can't close. The Vikings... Need I say more? Oh yes, fifty above here and snowing in Texas! But back to the NDSU Bison. Zim! Zam! Shirley and I had to go to Bis- marck over the weekend. No, I wasn't going shopping. I don't shop. Locally or otherwise. We were attending the Stockmen's Black Boot Ball. That's right. Black Boot Ball. Tuxedos, suits and ties, lovely ladies in long dress- es...those ranch ladies clean up real nice. Guess maybe we should do that more often. Anyway, before the ball, I attended the Bison football game at a local wa- tering hole. It was crazy! I suppose I was among the oldest fans there. BY I}EAN MEYER So, I may not have been as techni- cally savvy as many of the screaming Bison fans. But I do know this. The referees and coaches cannot hear you when you scream at the TV! Really! I don't care if it is a bad call. I don't care if it should be challenged. It does no good to stand up and scream at a TV screen. There was one young man who constantly screamed at the ref and the coaches. I honestly think he thought he was communicating with the people in Fargo. It was wild. And later, after the game, plans were being made to head to Frisco, Texas to cheer on the Bison January 7th. One friend planned on being at our house this moming, bor- rowing a horse, and taking off for the game horseback. I told him I would pick him up at the New England bar. This morning, he said he is leaning a little more toward flying. At the Black Boot Ball, the seating was kind of pre-arranged. I ended up sitting by a big guy. I mean really big guy. I'm big. This guy was really big. I mean, for supper, instead of prime rib, they just threw him a bale of hay. And wouldn't you know it, he was of a different political persuasion than I. Which is not unusual for me. I tend to end up in situations like this. And I usually kind of enjoy being the only one right. But maybe it was kind of an exten- sion of the passion and excitement of the football game. Maybe it was the wonderful weather. Maybe it was the wine. That is seeming more likely as I now think about it. Anyway, the discussion became pretty heated. And in my mind, I was grabbing this guy by the collar, dragging him out of the party (in front of 150 people in tuxedoes), and teaching him how democracy works. In reality, I got up and left. He was three inches too tall, thirty pounds too heavy, and thirty years too young. As I sit here and reminisce about the eve- ning, I reached one conclusion...I'm glad they mixed the drinks weak and weren't serving fighting whiskey! Go Bison! Later, Dean "0 dysl! Corn early; December Decem, Veterinary orn - Last day-- 2-8. Open House; Total Cellular/ Goodies; we businesses close off all gifiware re LIBRARY CORNER 742-2466 OR 742-3234 - EXT. 106 HO__URS: TUES., THURS., & SAT.: 2:30 -5:30' WED.: 2:30 - 7:30 P.M. DEC. 27- 29 THE LIBRARY HOURS WILL BE 2:30-5:30, CLOSED CHRISTMAS EVE AND NEW YEARS THE DROP BY MICHAEL CONNELLY HARRY BOSCH HAS THREE YEARS BEFORE HE RETURNS FROM THE LAPD AND HE WORKS CASES MORE FIERCELY THAN EVER. IN ONE MORNING HE GETS TWO. A CHRISTMAS NOTE BY DONNA VANLIERE A MYSTERIOUS NOTE REVEALS A SHOCKING SECRET - AND A NEW BEGINNING. THE WEDDING LETTERS BY JASON F. WRIGHT CAN A FAMILY TRADITION SAVE THEIR ROMANCE? THIS IS A SEQUEL TO "THE WEDNESDAY LETTERS". NOAH MEETS RACHEL AND SHE IS TOLD OF THE TRADITION OF WEDDING LETTERS. BUT WHEN A SECRET FROM THE PAST SURFACES THE IS THREATENED. G THEM BACK Letter to the Editor The views and opinions expressed in the "Letter to the Editor" column do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the staff and management of the Oakes Times. Freedom of speech does not apply to the Oakes Times! You must sign your name or it is not published. The New York Times, San Fran- cisco Examiner, Chicago Tribune, etc. do not require this. How interesting the Oakes Times gave so rmch coverage on Rita Nan- nenga. She and her husband had full med- ical coverage, had cans all over town for money, a benefit and who knows what else. There's not even a thank you from them until the Oakes Times does a follow up. I wonder if there is going to be a follow on the little 8 old who has Hunter disease. There is a citizen in our commu- nity that has no insurance, has not asked for one penny and could really use the help. Editor, I know you will have enough room to print this because I am signing my name. Darlene Johnson Editors Note by Moe Bohannon: In response to the letter by Darlene Johnson. We checked all the listed papers in her letter as well as several area papers such as The Forum and James- town Sun require a Letter to the to say "thank you" to all  -ret;t.e8 k Editor be signed, along with a name address and phone num- ber. Rita Nannenga was a very public figure on our streets de- livering mail for years and the public was concerned. We will have more news on Ryder Seelye as it comes to us. The signing of a name does not mean you lose your Free- dom of Speech. Freedom of Speech gives you the right to express your ideas, nowhere does it say anything about be- ing anonymous. Oakes Bowling Results I Sponsored by OaSes Bowling 701-742-3440 THURSDAY NIGHT WOMEN'S HIGH SERIE, S 12-15-11 Lona Hermes 498 our customers. We wish you all a very merry and bright Christmas and look forward to seeing yo u again soon. Oakes Bowling Lanes 742-3440 James Valley Grain 16 4 Michele Pulfrey 465 B & B Gardens 15 5 Catherine Deering 455 Monkey Hut 8 12 HIGH GAMES Oakes Bowling Lanes 8 12 Monica Hansen 178 Back to Health 7 13 Lona Hermes 176 Sanford 6 14 Mona Visto 170 ,.00OnThe menul We're serving up best wishes for all our loyal patrons. It's always a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to seeing you soon! Christmas Hours -CLOSED December 24 -25 A . The me.can Legion WUhgraaaandanacipaaon, We'd like to join the celebration With good cheer and best wishes too, For each and every one of you! oall=u Happy Holidays and heartfelt thanks! .Pain 800-726-3363 :  -- limp 742-3363 . 0akes, ND : "l, -q m- 432-5537. Verona, ND  J This holiday greedJg is trimmed with best wishes and thanks to our divine clients and friends. Knowing you has been simply heavenly for us. Amber, Cheryl, Abby & Rhonda North en. Kent Conrad, D. Phone: (202) 224-2043 Oakes, ND 742-2143 i Dakota Leg is I ative co ntact -= i )l Sen. John Hoeven, R. Rep. Rick Berg, R. r Phone: (701) 250-4618 Phone: (701) 265-9760-Fargo : Fax: (701) 250-4484 Phone: (701) 224-0355-Bismarck Fargo: (701) 232-8030 OAKES TIMES SUnSCRn,nON RARES Dickey County: $34 In-State: $38 Out-Of-State: $42 Moe Bdaannon, Managing Editor Danealle Potter, Production Manager Alexis Matthaller, Sales Manager -Alexis Marthaller, Production Assistant Polcy on Corrections: Any error should be reported immediately. Please check the accuracy of your advertisement the fast day of inser- tion. Tie Oakes Times will allow credit for only the first day of insertion. L POLICY The Oakes Tunes welcomes letters to the editor on issues of public interest. To be published, letter must: - Be signed and include your address. Unsigned letters will not be considered. Letters may not be used to thank specific people or organi- zations. - The Oakes Times reserves the right to edit for length, taste and libel considerations. Letters must be 250 words or less and deal with only one topic. - Be legible. - Preference will be given to letters from the Dickey County area. Letters from outside the area will be considered if they are of sufficient interest. BUSINESS Hotms Mon-Fri: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Phone: 701-742-2361 Fax: 701-742-2207 E-Mail: Mailing Address: P.O. Box 651 Oakes, ND 58474-0651 Published weekly at 323 Main Ave., Oakes, ND 58474-0651, by Nordmark Publishing, I 1 1st Ave. NE, Rolla. NO 58367. Periodicals postage paid at Oakes, ND, and additional mailing offices. 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