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Page 4 December 25, 2014 Valley News & Views Bowesmont Lives by Saralee Merv and Phyllis Holter returned from visiting to visit and spend the night with Geoff and Hope the Craig and Ann Holter family of Willmar on Hoselton Faith, Dakotah, Chris and Eve, Sami, Monday. Grace and Dylan. That evening Geoff, Hope, Larry, Moe, and Curly (aka Saralee Hoselton, Grace and Saralee attended the Fargo South High Joyce Tuttle and Jan Maurstad) were among the School Holiday Choir Concert in which Faith and revelers at the Adventures Unlimited Christmas Dakotah sang. On Friday before retuming home Party at Hastings Landing Dec. 16th. Others at- Saralee met Louise Hoselton at West Acres Mall tending included Marvin and Clarice Mosolf and Food Court for lunch. Don and Marlene Bates. Jolene Maggert and Natalie, Caitlyn, Macken- Saralee Hoselton had lunch with Linda Ho- zie, and Reagan of Red Wing arrived Friday to selton at her home in Grafton on Wednesday. visit Merv and Phyllis Holter until Dec. 22nd. On Marvin and Clarice Mosolf attended the Sun- Sunday Merv and Phyllis Holter and their guests day School Christmas program at the Trinity Lu- attended the Christmas party at Hallock Assem- theran Church that night, bly of God Church. On Thursday Marvin and Clarice for the Pin- December 2 l=t Mike and Judy Stellon attended ning Ceremony at the Nursing School; Nicholas the Fleece Assembly of God Christmas Program. Tuttle was one of those "pinned". They also at- That day Saralee Hoselton was among those at- tended the reception which followed at the home tending the United Methodist Church Christmas of Tom and Rita Schuster. Program and turkey dinner. That day Saralee Hoselton and Lynette Reste- Later in the aftemoon Marvin and Clarice Mo- mayer went to the Islandic State Park Interpretive solf attended a gathering of friends at the home Center to view the specially decorated Christmas of Brad and Karen Schuster. trees. Then they went to Thompson's caf6 in Cavalier for lunch. Later Saralee drove to Fargo es into (StatePoint) Everyone faces setbacks in life. ences with discrimination to become an open ad- While those personal obstacles can lead to disap- vocate for African Americans and gays, and has pointing outcomes, they can also be harnessed into been honored by the United States Congressional personal motivators, say experts. Black Caucus and the United Nations for his ef- "When it comes to success, setbacks can be used forts. to motivate one to action, rather than the alterna- Don't get silo-ed: The skills that have served tive," says five-time New York Times best-selling you well in one arena can be applied to others, as author and journalist Josh Young, who has studied well. So don't get stuck on a narrow path. Levin, this concept intimately. As author of "And Give for example, has successfully pivoted into worlds up Showbiz?" the new biography of illustrious unrelated to trial law, tackling such diverse chal- personal injury lawyer Fred Levin, Young docu- lenges as founding the first reality cable TV sta- ments the rise and success of someone to whom tion, managing the boxing career of one of the life handed lemons, greatest boxers to ever live, and even running a Levin is listed in every edition of"Best Lawyers chain of women's dress shops and barbecue joints. in America," and is inducted into the Trial Law- Discover what it is about you that helped you yers Hall of Fame. But his still-thriving legal ca- succeed and find ways to apply those skills in new reer that spans over a half-century wasn't written ways. in the stars. Levin grew up the son of a pawnbro- Tum insult into victory: Not everyone with ker and dog track manager at the end of the Great power and influence over your future is going to be Depression. Barely passing college, his success your advocate. Rather than let naysayers' prophe- was certainly against the odds. cies become reality, succeed in spite of their be- Having closely studied and tracked Levin's ex- liefs about your potential. When Levin entered law ponential rise to success, Young is offering insights school, he had a reputation as a party boy, gambler into how to turn your impediments into assets, and lousy student. Having barely skidded through When a door is closed, open a window: When college, the dean of his law school predicted he your limitations are beyond your control, view would never graduate. Even while dealing with them as opportunities. As a Jewish lawyer, few the death of his brother, Levin proved the dean doors were open to Levin in the early 1960s, espe- wrong, graduating third in his class. cially in the particularly profitable area of corpo- Information about Young's new book can be rate law. Levin leveraged this anti-Semitism that found at www.AndGiveUpShowBiz.com. was prevalent at the start of his career to forge a Even when obstacles abound, so do opportuni- path for himself as a personal injury lawyer -- a ties. With some creative thinking, you can triumph profession that was then in its infancy and dis- over setbacks. tained by the established, but would eventually become wildly lucrative. Levin also harnessed his own personal expert- (SPM Wire) It's the season for charitable giving, listic approach toward reviewing a charity. but do you know where your hard-earned money A good place to start your research is by check- is really going when you donate to a particular ing whether a charity is accredited by the BBB charity? With scams and misspent funds an all too Wise Giving Alliance, which evaluates charitable common scenario, it's important to get savvy, organizations on 20 holistic standards covering While many Americans know it's crucial to do governance, effectiveness reporting, finances, ap- some background research before writing a check, peal accuracy and other issues, to assist donors in many donors don't know all the indicators to making informed giving decisions. watch out for, according to new data. To investigate a charity, check out www.give. Americans consider finances to be the most im- org. portant indicator of trust in a charity, according This holiday season, don't just be generous, be to a study by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). wise. However, the BBB recommends taking a more ho- Retrospective On August 16, 1881, the Pembina County Commission was notified that the Judge of Pro- bate had to move his office to the county office in Pembina immediately under Section 91, Chapter 21, page 55 of the Revised Laws of Dakota Terri- tory, even if it required appointing a new judge. On September 20 the County Commission was meeting, but then adjoumed until the next day upon hearing of the death of President James A. Garfield. Between November 23-26 the county commis- sioners approved the jail cells and authorized the county treasurer to pay the Pauley Bros. $3460 plus $236 freight and cartage on the cells and twenty dollars for T-bars on the cells. On December 9, 1881, the "Northern Express" published by Robert H. Young in Drayton, be- came the county's second newspaper; the "Pem- bina Pioneer" was the first. On December 9, 1881, the following were the Pembina County officers, as found in the newspaper, the "Northern Express," published in Drayton: Commissioners--Frank Aymond, Neche; F.C. Myrick, Pembina; John Bechtel, Cavileer; H.R. Vaughn, Pembina, Clerk and Register of Deeds; T.W. Gaffney, Pembina, in his second term as Treasurer; Charles J. Brown, Pembina, but originally from Virginia, in his third term as Sheriff Robert Tweedlie, Pembina, Judge of Probate Ezra A. Healy, Drayton, Superintendent of Schools; L.O. McGuin, Pembina, Surveyor; and Adolf Carl, Carlisle, Assessor. The jailer was Philip White, who had previ- ously worked at the Manitoba Penitentiary. Tweedlie had moved his office from Cavileer Street to the new court house; he was the first county official to move in. The January 13, 1882, "Northern Express" in- dicated he was also the Clerk of District Court. On December 15 the county commissioners in- spected the court house and jail. It was 38x43x30 with 10x20 pediments on the front and rear. On the first floor were the offices of the Register of Deeds, Sheriff, Clerk of Court, and Treasurer. The upper floor had the court room, which was 36x40x 15, and two jury rooms. The jail addition was 24x42. The jail cells were on the first floor. The second floor had a room for female prison- ers and one for the insane. The court house was topped by a 30-foot high cupola. On December 17 T.W. Gaffney reported that the court house and jail were in good shape. The County Commission then voted to accept them from the contractor Herman Weber and autho- rized the county treasurer to pay him the contract- ed amount plus $418.58 for extra work. The com- missioners also authorized payment for stoves for the court house to O.S. Hagerman. On January 5, 1882, David Dick was appointed by the Pembina County Commission as assessor, replacing Adolf Carl, who had resigned. At that meeting the Commission voted to pay Judson LaMoure $99 for rent of the county building to December 16, 1881, and seven dollars to H.A. Murrel for moving county furniture to the new court house. On February 17, 1882, R.H. Young published the first edition of the "Northern Express" in its new location, Pembina. GREETINGS, FRIENDS & MERRY CHRISTMAS! Kilmer Construction Grafton 352-3357 Mobile 520-0109 !iiii (StatePoint) New Year's resolutions often focus Enjoy family dinner together each night or as on personal improvement. This year experts are often as possible. encouraging entire families to consider making a At each meal, fill half your plate with fruits pledge to adopt a healthier and more active life- and vegetables. style. Make at least half of the grains you eat whole Parents have more potential than anybody else grains. to influence their children's behavior -- including Get active. 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