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Section A- Oakes Times, Thursday, December 22, 2011 3 First Community Credit Union holds toy drive "'" (Oakes, ND) First Community " Credit Union (FCCU) hosted a toy "', drive this holiday season for deserv- ing children and organizations with- . "in the local area. FCCU members, employees, and ".community members were invited ",to participate in this great event. People of all ages brought in new "" or slightly used, unwrapped toys to " "the First Community Credit Union -'branch. FCCU has donated the toys to the Kedish House. Oakes Elementary students from the 2nd and 3rd grade helped collect toys to contribute to FCCU's toy drive too. "The toy drive is a great way to encourage community involvement for such a great cause. There are children and families who are less fortunate and we feel this is the least we can do to help make their Christ- mas a happy one. After all, this is what the Christmas season is all about," said Abrah Dufault, Branch Manager of First Community Credit Union. All of FCCU's 14 branch lo- cations around the state held toy drives, each supporting their own local organization by donating the items. During its 70 year history, First Community Credit Union has grown to abe North Dakota's largest Credit Oakes Girl S cout Troop Union with 125 employees and 14 branches whose field of member- ship covers approximately one third of the state. As a credit union, FCCU is owned by its members. This is different than other financial institutions which are owned by a select group of stockholders. The Credit Union's profits are returned to the members in the form of bet- ter services, accounts, and favorable rates on savings and loans. Oakes Girl Scout Troop #30010 purchased 20 gifts for the Kedish House Angel Tree at Alco this year. They utilized the money they earned through their fall fundraising event .. " Front Row: Tyler Thompson, Paige Baake, Aryian Steiner, Bethany Harris, Isabella Sundby, Kate Harris, and Jaci Praska. Back Row: Ryley ' Bury, Emma Muggli, Akirah Straughter, Lily Wiek, Samantha Meehl, Alexis Meyer, Isabelle Haring, and Gabriel Kraemer. ,.*, Not Present: Abigail Cox, Shaena Kelson, and Sierra Kelson to purchase these gifts for the vari- ous children on the tree. Girl Scout Troop #30010 is comprised of Kin- dergarten, I st, and 2nd grade girls. ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY SPECIALISTS ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON DR. MACDOUGALL WILL BE AT SANFORD CLINIC OAKES ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 6 & THURSDAY, JANUARY (AFFERNOON ONLY) FOR APPOINTMENTS CALL 1-800-765-2660 ual upplies, nt Sale NAPA Shop Supplies, Tools & Equipment Red iver . Red t Electric inc. For all your electrical needs: -Residential -Commercial -Farm Wiring 1 -877-209-5069 Licence #2122 On Professional-Quality Tools & Equipment December 15 - 31 NAPA Parts Supply 803 7th St. S, Oakes 742-2192 Local Modern Woodmen members plant trees \\; In November, local Modern Wood- men of America members gave a lasting gift to the community. Mem- bers of the Oakes Modern Woodmen Chapter gathered at the Oakes View Cemetery to plant five trees (three Flowering Crab, one Mountain Ash and one Korean Lilac). The project was part of the Plant A Tree Program, a nationwide program introduced by Modern Woodmen for its members in 2004. "This program allows Modern Woodmen members to give the community a lasting gift," says Patrice Koerselman, leader of the local Modern Woodmen Chapter. "The name Modern Woodmen honors the pioneer woodmen who cleared the forests to build homes and secure futures for their families. Modern Woodmen offers financial services to help clear away mem- bers' financial burdens. And planting trees is an important way to create a secure future for families, com- of trees across the United States. For more information, contact Ko- erselman at 701-282-6427. Coordinated by local Mod- em Woodmen members, chapters provide opportunities to connect through social activities and volun- teer projects. Youth service clubs provide young Modern Woodmen members with opportunities to vol- unteer, be patriotic, learn new skills, make new friends, and have fun. For more information about the local chapter or club and how you can get involved, contact Patrice Ko- erselman at 701-282-6427. As a tax-exempt fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen sells life insurance, annuity and investment products not to benefit stockhold- ers but to improve the quality of life of its stakeholders members, their families and their communities. This is accomplished through social, charitable and volunteer activities. munities and the environment," Ko- Annually, Modern Woodmen and erselman says. its members provide more than $23 Through a Plant A Tree Program million and nearly 1 million volun- and the help of its members, Mod- teer hours for community projects ern Woodmen has planted thousands nationwide. New Year's Eve Spectator special @5 pm New York Strip & Jumbo Beer Battered Shrimp. Music in bar @ 10:30 )"Red Solo Cup Party" Come out for Red Solo Cups and music Angry teaver Lodge 742-3458