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_  ? :-- ' -  7"  " -: = Thursday, September 15th, 2011 The Official Newspaper of the City of Drayton and Drayton Public School 7. Cents Volume 29 - Number 34 People Helping People Seems u,Be This Week's Theme 60 Mile "Walk for the Cure" Raises $5.9 Million in Minneapolis/St. Paul Event by Gaylene Johnson Reststationswereprovided every three miles, which provided refreshments, food, and portable toilets. You could stay up to fifteen minutes to rest and stretch. But then you were on your way once again. Lunch was served at our halfway point. Cheering stations were located along the way with people in the community coming out to show there support. They always gave you the energy to make the next mile. While walking, people you never knew walked along side you and spoke about how cancer has affected them and why they were walking. It was amazing to hear all the stories throughout the 3 days and the courage and strong faith some of these people have. We had people who walked for their mothers, daughters, children, friends, or husbands. For these 3 days we all had one thing in common and we wanted to do our part to cure cancer. Our evenings were spent at a camp site with a sea of pink 6X6 tents. We had two people to a tent. Continued on Page 3 Benefit Dinner for Shane Bjerke To Be Held September 25th DRAYTON, ND -- A benefit dinner for Shane Bjerke will be held Sunday, September 25 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Drayton Public School. Cost is $5.00 per person or $15.00 per family and the menu will feature lasagna, tossed salad, garlic toast, bars, and beverages. The event is hosted by Drayton Knights Inc. and sponsored by other Drayton-area organizations and individuals. Donations can also be made at KodaBank, PO Box 369, Drayton, ND 58225, 701- 454-3317. Doc Mishler, A Cowboy On a Mission to See that All Kids Get Fed, Stops Over in Drayton Gaylene Johnson recently completed a three day walk in MinneapolisSt. Paul that covered 60 miles in three days and helped raise money to battle cancer. The walk was part of the Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure, August 19th-21st. Gaylene had to raise $2300 in sponsorships in order to participate, which she did and when the walk was over all the participants for the Minneapolis/St. Paul walk had raised $5.9 Million Dollars for the cure. Pictured above from left to right are, friend and breast cancer survivor, Kelly Marcum, unknown staff volunteer, Gaylene's sister Kristin Olson and finally, Gaylene. Big thanks to Gaylene for giving us the story in her own words. When someone asked me to join in on a special walk to help cure cancer, I said, "sure, I would be interested." Then, when they said I'd have to walk 60 miles in 3 days, and raise a minimum of $2300.00, I thought, "WOWL I don't think I can do that." Well with training and great support from family, friends and business I decided I could, and I did!! Minneapolis St. Paul walk I participated in the Susan raised over 5.9 million G Komen 3-day Walk for the dollars. Cure in Minneapolis St. Paul We started our first day on August 19-21st, along with a beautiful opening with my Sister Kristin Olson ceremony. A flag which we of St Cloud, and friend and had imprinted with the breast canser survivor, Kelly names of loved ones, who Marcum of St Cloud. in honor we were walking  We were joined with for, was raised. We were then  over 2600 other walkers given a map and, on our way and 400 staff. Together the wewent. Members of the Class of 1965 Hold Get Together at Blue Moose Above, classmates from the Class of 1965 got together at the Blue Moose and had a great time visiting. Classmates are, from left to right: Shirley Christenson Teske, Wilene Kliniske Schuster, Claudia Walz Knudson, Mary Beth McDonald, Linda Mitz Webb, Mary Lour Kirkeby Feilen, Pamela Brown Scharmer and Carol Halcrow Elliot. Mike and Christine Jensen Visit the "Cheers" Bar In Boston Meanwhile, at left, Mike and Christine Jensen visited the "Cheers" bar in Boston. Christine writes, this one is of Mike and I standing in front of the Cheers RestaurantBar with Norm. Wish we were back where everyone knows our name!!! Anyone who might have caught a glimpse of Doc Mishler, in town Monday evening, or his homes grazing in front of the Red River Resort Motel or maybe on Tuesday as he left down Main Street, probably thought him to be some sort of eccentric and crazy cowboy who just happened along the way. That's kind of what I thought until after I stopped to take his picture and had a chance to talk with him. Turns out Doc is a bit of a legend. Just Google him. He's on a mission to see that all kids get fed and he's been crisscrossing the country on horseback for that purpose. He's even spoken before congress. Seventy-five years old (he looks like the Marlboro man), he nearly died of cancer in 1996. The event changed his life, though he'll still take a Marlboro once in a while. Catch the rest of his story on page 7. Impromptu and Planned Benefits Raise $2500 for Shane Bjerke Over the Weekend Approximately $2500 was raised over the weekend via impromptu and planned benefits for Shane Bjerke, who is suffering from long cancer which has metastasized to the bone. He is currently taking radiation treatments and will be soon undergoing chemo-therapy.. Saturday night at the Zoo was a pretty much a standard dance night with a live band. As the night progressed people started making contributions to one of the fund raising jars located there on Shane's behalf, Tony Rud apparently started it all by declaring that if they could raise $800 that evening, he'd shave his head. Later after the fate of Tony's hair had been decided, Paul Larocque came forward saying that if they could raise $1000, he'd have his chest waxed. It didn't take long before his fate was also determined. With $1000 now in the kitty, Pete Marciniak came forward and said if they could raise another $100, he'd cut off his pig tail, which he has been grooming all summer. Well, Tony ended up bald, Pete's daughter Sarah cut off his pig tail and Paul was taken care of at a ceremony at the lounge, the following day. More on that in a second. Meanwhile Kyle Watts, the son of Cindy and Kevin, Continued on Page 3 60th Annual DHS Homecoming Kicks Off September 16th The Sixtieth Annual DHS Homecoming will kick off on Friday, September 16, when the high school student body and the faculty will vote to select the 2011 Homecoming King and Queen. This year's king candidates are Nathan Aufenkamp, son of Rev. Leroy and Bev Aufenkamp; Karson Dahl, son of Kxis and Kim Dahl; Kaleb Hudson, son of Kamron and Jami Hudson; and Austin Lambert, son of Ross and Cheryl Lambert. Nominated for queen are Laura Brosius, daughter of by K.C. Gardner Lawrence and Lori Brosius; Brittany Funaiole, daughter of Bob and Jessica Funaiole; Morgan Hill, daughter of Traceyand Kevin Kasprowicz, and Jason Hill; and Rebecka Landowski, daughter o fTaryn and the late Tom Landowski. The coronation will take place in the school gymnasium at 6:30 Sunday evening, September 18. Murph Thompson will once again emcee the event, and the new king and queen will receive their crowns from last year's royalty, Cole Anderson and Caity Bronson. Because this is the sixtieth anniversary of Homecoming at DHS, former queens from the area have been invited to attend the coronation and each of them will receive a long-stemmed red rose. At the conclusion of the coronation program, there will be a royal reception with cake and punch, hosted by Jill Pilon of the Drayton High School FACS Department and members of her classes. Members of the public are always welcome to attend the coronation and the Continued on Page 6