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The pair follows the road in a Ford F250 loaded over the gunnels with Gunner's kennel and gear and the equipment and clothing that Brad needs for hunting, fish- ing, camping, cooking and exploring. Occasionally, he dresses up. One his stops was Nash- ville, Tenn.. a major center for recorded and performed music, where Brad recorded some of his music that at- tracted attention of music producers. One of his songs, "Life In 3/4 Time" appears with Carly Simon on an AARP support- ed CD project to raise aware- ness of Alzheimer's disease available on Amazon. It can be found by searching: "More Life In The Years." An avid outdoorsman, Brad's instincts have drawn him to fish at the Lake of the Woods, Mille Lacs, Dev- ils Lake (several times with brother David and associ- ates) and the Texas Gulf Coast. His route has includ- ed hunting upland game in western North Dakota, Kan- sas, South Dakota, Oregon and Texas. He has shot wild hogs in Texas with both bow-and-ar- row and rifle. Brother David. David'ss0n John and Dick Johnson have been frequent hunting and fishing com- panions. His odyssey has taken him and Gunner from Califor- nia to northern Minnesota, Drayton, Grand Forks, Devils Lake and western North Da- kota, Texas, Oregon (where he resided in a mountain A-frame and wrote songs), and Colorado. Last fall, Brad hauled beets in the Drayton area, using the opportunity on his off-hours to hunt deer with a bow. Trips back to California in- clude visits with his children: Ashley, 26, a Humboldt State grad who's a firefighter; Les- lie, 19, a fashion model with the Ford Agency in San Fran- cisco, and Trent, 22, who works for Google. Brad wrote "In God We Trust" last winter at a cab- in in Hot Sulphur Springs, Gunner, the lab, explains to Brad why he missed the last shot. Colo., where he also super- vised a remodeling project. He was back in Grand Forks and Drayton for a couple of months recently, writing songs and volunteering at the Blessing Museum while hooking up with the Ox Cart Trail Historical Society. He said he's on a "mission" for the Society. "The adven- turous members of the Soci- ety in have encouraged me to write music for their play. It didn't take much coaxing on their part, as I have al- ways wanted to try my hand at writing for the visual arts," he said. He said, "Adding to the thrill is the fact that the play is being directed by a friend and long-time resident of Drayton, Wayne Stegman," who has been a teacher and coach at DHS for 30 years. Norgart added, "Plus, Drayton is a place I will al- ways hold close to my heart. I grew up there, went to school, played sports and worked at Halcrow's Station with Frank Staskivage in plumbing. "Writing these songs for this wonderful story is a 'blessing' long awaited and one I am very thankful for. I couldn't be home for the flood of '97 to help, so I hope this makes up for my absence and makes us all want to come back home to Drayton each summer to celebrate Riverfest and the history of this very special community." He requested that the verses to "In God We Trust" be printed with this story: Where the prairie spreads, In- geborg) far as eyes can see, and the land will grow any- thing. That is where we're going, it's where we're meant to be. By a river so wild and free. 1. We have traveled this dis- tance, (Ingeborg) upon wings of prayer, and faith has brought us here. We have overcome resistance, with all it's doubts and fear, now our destiny is clear. (together unison) chorus: In God we trust. (togeth- er harmonize) like a beacon in the ntght, He's therefor us. He is the one true light. For strength to do what we must, In God we trust 2. Where the Red River's flowin; (Ingeborg) through felds of gold. that is where we'll make our home. With a 1.000 miles behind us, (husband) and a 1,000 more ro go, only fools would trythisalone, (to- gether unison) (chorus) (bridge) So we bow our heads each day, (together unison) and thank, the Lord. He knows the way. (chorus and finish) After last chorus: (husband scolds Ingeborg for being at the railing alone. She quickly leans over and kisses him on cheek and hurries down stairs to cabin grinning. Copyright 2010 Brad Norgart. All Rights Reserved Death takes former N.D. governor Link Former governor Art Link, who represented western N. D. in Congress from 1971-73 and served as the state's 27th governor from 1973-1981 died on Tuesday. Link was born and raised on a farm in McKenzie County, and he never strayed from his rural N.D. roots. Gov. John Hoeven ordered that U.S. and N.D. flags be flown at half-staff beginning Wednesday and ending the day of Link's funeral. Even though their ship is listing as it struggles into port, Democrats have con- tinued to demonstrate an uncanny ability to disregard reality and destroy them- selves electorally. As the water rises, they are too busy fighting over the deck chairs to launch the lifeboats. Most Democrats are con- cerned about the slaughter of moderates in Republican primaries and conventions, but Republicans are not alone in running moderates out of office. A cursory glance across the electoral landscape re- veals scores of political bat- tles in which Democrats are spending millions to destroy other Democrats. They just finished bury- ing Senator Arlen Specter in a Pennsylvania~ primary because he wasn't the right hue of blue. Howard Dean, former chair of the Demo cratic National Committee, is backing a new candidate against Rep. Jane Hatman in California because She is too every Democrat in Minneso- ta thinks that he/she is qual- ified to be governor. They're at it again in 2010. Looking back in North Da- kota electoral history, true- blue Democrats are reaping what they sowed when they spurned the nomination of John Hoeven as their can- didate for governor. When John was trying to find him- self politically, he let the Democrats know that he was persuadable. But true-believing Demo- crats resisted his nomination and have since lived with the consequences of their inept- ness. For that bad judgment, they lost the governorship. And, instead of seeing an- other Republican go to the U. S. Senate in 2010, they Byron Dorgan's seat. Suicide in the Democratic Party is nothing new. The composition of the Demo- cratic Party is more diverse than the Republican Party, and this diversity results in greater fragmentation and disorganization. Before Democrats can challenge Republicans they must first negotiate among themselves. Their behav- ior in current primaries and conventions indicate they are more willing to go down with the ship than share the helm. Unity would have had its rewards in this tough politi- cal year when Republicans are purging their moderate incumbents. by Saralee Hos, Jeanne Young spent Mon- day night ;vith Eric and Amy Bye and boys in Fargo. Wednesday Kriss McCo- Mylo and Ruby Dybehal of Karlstad visited Steve and El- len Marciniak on Friday. On Friday evening Mike centrist, nnell had lunch with Rich- and Rachel and AvaWittrock In Arkansas, Lt. Gov, ard and Gayle McConnell; attended the wedding re- Bill Halter just forced Senl : then Kriss took their guest hearsal for Kelly Drees and Blanche Lincoln into a run- Ava Wittrock to Grand Forks Casey McWilliams at Em- off election because she was where she picked up Kelly manuel Lutheran Church too moderate.-Of ourse, he Drees and Casey McWilliamsin Grand Forks and the re- doesn't say that in conserva and they went to the moviehearsal dinner at Shang-ri-la tive Arkansas but that is the "Shrek IV.." - afterwards. reason he is being supported May 26, Saralee Hoselton Merv and Phyllis Holter by the morelibe aIleft. went toGrand Forks where spent Memorial Day week- (Having kno a num-i slae met Carole Lange of end in Wilmar, Minn., with ber of lieutenant governors,, Plattesville, Wis., for lunch at Craig and Ann Holter. I can say that mar y of them : Perkins. Later in the after- Saturday Adam and Catie do nothing but prowl the noon Saralee was one of the Hoselton, Micki and Mack political landscape, willing gr0up,:as was Doug Chertoff, of Richardton arrived at to devour their o~n kind to.: who worked at the Blessing the Saralee Hoselton home. gain a public office. Lt. Gov. Halter is a case in point. ) Then there is the perenni al Democratic mess in State of Minnesota. Ineptness among Democrats has be- come so chronic that Repub- licans can bank on winning the governorship without a campaign. Republicans have held the governorship for 16 years in this Democratic state be- cause Democrats spend all of their energy and money bleeding each other in pri- mary elections. It seems that NOTICE TO CREDITORS John N. Ferguson Estate IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE NORTHEAST JUDICIAL DISTRICT, PEMBINA COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA In the Matter of the Estate of John N. Ferguson a/kla Jack Ferguson, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be foreve barred. Claims must either be presented to R. Scott Stewart, personal representative of the estate, at P.O. Box 151, Langdon, ND 58249, or filed with the Court. Dated this the 11th day of May, 2010. R. Scott Stewart Personal Representative P.O. Box 151 Langdon, ND 58249-0151 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there will be a school election for the purpose of electing two rural board members for terms of three (3) years. The election will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at the school starting at 11:00 AM and ending at 7:00 PM. All patrons are eligible to vote for these positions. Applications for Nomination and Absentee Ballots are available at the school. Nominations for this position will be accepted at the school until 4:00 PM, April 9, 2010. Notice be given that the regular Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2010. -JUDY STELLON OFFICIAL BALLOT #2 T DRAYTON SCHOOL DIST #19 108 S ~ STREET DRAYTON, ND 58225 OFFICIAL BALLOT #1 DRAYTON SCHOOL DIST #19 108 S 5tb STREET DRAYTON, ND 58225 GENERAL ELECTION JUNE 8, 2010 GENERAL ELECTION JUNE 8, 2010 Vote for on._. e candidate. The position represents the rural area for a three year term. All voters in the district may vote. Mark an X in the box opposite the candidate you wish to vote for. ****************************************** Vote for on_.~e candidate. The position represents the rural area for a three year term. All voters in the district may vote. Mark an X in the box opposite the candidate you wish to vote for. Chris Littlejohn [ ] '- [ I W rtte-m: Mark Hatloy Write-in: I ] 1 I Museum. ~Thursday night. Richard and Gayle, McConnell and Ava Wittrock went to Mar- cus Tucker's graduation in St. Thomas. That same night Mike and Rachel Wittrock of Omaha arrived at the McCo- nnell home. Mildred Flach visited A.D. Duncklee on Thursday and had dinner with him and Phyllis Holter. That evening they visited Ken and Liz Linster while Saralee went to Grafton to attend the joint graduation reception for Taylor Aasand and Ellie Dokken at the Steve and Kelly Dokken home. Richard and Gayle McCo- nnell and their guests Mike and Rachel and Ava Wit- trock attended the wedding of Casey McWilliams and Continued on Page 7 NOTICE OF CITY ELECTION Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, the 8th day of June, 2010, at the Pembina County Courthouse in Cavalier, North Dakota, an election will be held in accordance to the consolidated Precints and "Vote by Mail" process as so ordered by the Board of Pembina County Commissioners. For the City of Drayton the following will be elected: Mayor for a 4 year term and 3 city council members for 4 year terms, Municipal Judge for a 4 year term, 3 Park Board members for 4 year terms, and the question of imposing a 1/2% city sales and use tax with proceeds dedicated to the Drayton Park District Swimming Pool Fund. Such election will be opened at 8:00 AM and will continue to be open until 7:00 PM of that day. In accordance with the "Vote by Mail" process, the only polling location is at the Pembina County Courthouse. Mayor City of Drayton Vote for no more than ONE name ~L~ Ardls Olson Q Cou~ll Me~ber A v0ter rnayvote upon a measure by darkening the oval(O) opposite either the word "YES" or 'NO to~lowing the summar,~ 0f each question, Drayton City Sales Tax Measure 01 City of Drayton Shall the City of Drayton adopt an Vote for no more thlmTHREE ordinance pursuant to the Home Rule Charter ~raposJng an additional 1t2% c~y CE> Mark Prigge sales and use tax upon all gross, taxable retail receipts, with all wocee~s to be dedicated to the Drayton Park Distr~ct Mtchasl J Larson Swimmt~g Po01 Fund? Said tax, if approved, will be effective October 1, 2010 O O Municipal Judge City of Drayton Vote for no m=e than ONE mtr~ CC> Todd d Gozdal Park Board Member CWt of Dra~ Park Vote for no more ~ THREE ~amea Ross Lambert C> 0 Q YES You approve the 1/2% dry sales use tax. NO You do not approve the 1f2% c'r~y sales and use tax. Given under my hand and the official seal of the County of Pembina, State of North Dakota, this 17th day of May, 2010. Linda Schlittenhard Pembina County Auditor/ Treasurer [I lmRI/llfl; l1 -