Easter Egg Hunt at the Park

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  Come to Anamoose and join in the fun!

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Hunter Safety Classes Being Held

Alan Martin teaching class

Alan Martin teaching class

A free 14 hour course on Hunter Safety & Education is being held at the Anamoose Fire Hall from March 14-18th.  Students who are 11 years & older in 2015 can attend.

The Anamoose teachers are:  Mark, Corinne & Kaya Engen; Dorian Anderson; LJ Dusek; Steve Heim; Jeff Lemer; Jackie Martin; & Alan Martin.  Alan has been teaching for 30 years!

Jeff Lemer teaching gun safety.

Jeff Lemer teaching gun safety.

A home study course is also available.  The ND Game & Fish web site  http://www.gf.nd.gov/ has information on this.

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90 And Still Going Strong

RUTHWe all hope that if we live to be 90 that we will be as active as Ruth Ammon.  I attended her birthday party Saturday evening at the VFW Hall.  Her family had a meal of ham and all the trimmings.  The Hall was decorated for St. Patrick’s Day and guests were encouraged to wear green.


The entertainment was great with a DJ and Ruth’s granddaughter Katie’s husband, Brian Knowles, doing a series of dances with Leprekin puppets.  Katie’s parents, Connie and Mike Rudnick made the puppets.  Connie saw it on the Internet and decided that they could make it.

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A New Look

The new Civic Club Anamoose sign went up this afternoon.  The sign was made by Midwest Graphics; Keith Reinowski, owner, and designed by Angie Mack.  It is 8 x 16 and is made of aluma-corr, an aluminum faced and backed sign substrate.

Keith & Scott.  Angie also helped with sign.

Keith & Scott. Angie also helped with sign.

Old Anamoose sign- taken in 2012

Old Anamoose sign- taken in 2012

Keith, Angie and Scott Mack, and I were trying to remember the history of the sign.  The original sign was made by Jim Kapfer.  I called him in Minot.  Jim and his wife Sharon figure that it was made about 20 years ago .  It featured the railroad since all the towns were built along the railroad.  We thought Joe Moose was added about 2005 and Ana was added when we finished our Horizons program in 2008 and we had the wedding of Joe and AnaMoose.  Let me know if you have  any more history of the sign.

Keith started his business in 2001 and has made over a thousand signs.

Later—-I found an article that told of the adding of Joe Moose to the sign, but it had no date on it.  Joe was “the brainchild of local artist, Pam Heim, who volunteered to design the friendly greeter for Anamoose.”  I called Pam & she thought Joe was added in 2002.  Angie Mack designed Ana.


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A Fun Week at School

A fun week at the Elementary School was planned to honor the 110th birthday of Dr.Suess, a famous writer of children’s books, and to promote reading.

Monday was Cat in the Hat Day where teachers wore tall round hats, as the character in Dr. Suess’ book did.  Kids wore any kind of hat, and red and white clothes.

Tuesday was My Many Colored Day where each class wore a different color.  They guessed the number of cracker fish in a jar.

girlsB. BromleyToday, Wednesday, was Wacky Wednesday, where students and teachers wear “wacky clothes” as pictures of these girls and Brittany Bromley, 2nd grade teacher, show.

Thursday will be I’m Not Getting Up Today where pajamas will be worn.

This picture shows a survey of students that picked “Green Eggs & Ham” as their favorite Dr. Suess book, with “The Lorax” second.  I can remember reading “Green Eggs & Ham” with my kids, so it is OLD and stood the test of time.dr. suess books

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Anamoose Wildlife Supper

appreciation supperThe annual Land0wners Appreciation Supper was held last night at the VFW Hall.  A swiss steak meal was served for all area landowners, sportsmen, and members of the Anamoose Wild Life Club.

The speaker was Blake Schaan, Wildlife Resource Management Supervisor. He spoke on the Outdoor Heritage initiative that funds game and fish programs and Save the Lakes program that increases the quality of our lakes and restores shore lines.

Blake Schaan

Blake Schaan

Myron Miller is president of the Anamoose Wildlife Club and Jackie Martin is Secretary/ Treasurer.  The club meets 4 times a year and has about 80-90 members.  They have been a club since 1950-60.  Two of their yearly projects are trap shooting every Monday evening from May to September, and sponsor shooting after hunter safety program.  They had a dock put in at Antelope Lake and are now working on getting a dock at Clear Lake.

Myron Miller

Myron Miller

I was lucky to win one of the 3 prizes-a Dewalt Drill/Driver set, a tool set, and a flashlight.screwdriver

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A Fun Day at the Farm Credit Women’s Forum

sue 1We all need to listen to a motivational speaker every so often, as I did yesterday at the 21st Annual Farm Credit Service Women’s Forum in Minot.  Sue Hamilton did such an excellent job of presenting that I would like to share some of her message of “Encourager at Heart”.

If someone asks you “How are you”, what do you reply-  “Fine”, “Good”, “Partly cloudy”, “What’s it to you”?  You can usually tell by someone’s expression how they feel. 

You have choices in how you feel.  If you have a negative attitude “Shake it off”.  An example Sue gave was where you wake up and lay in bed planning your perfect day.  You get all dressed up.  And then your husband asks you to pull anhydrous tanks!  What do you do?  Keep a positive attitude or do the crabbies come out?  You have a choice.  Catch yourself, get out of the negative mood, talk to yourself-it doesn’t mean you are crazy.  Smile, look like you’re having fun.  Attitudes can make or break a family!  It is hard to stay positive though.  Think of a positive person that you know.

A negative person will be crabby looking, say icky things, and complain a lot.  They will not be the first on your list to call.

Three characteristics of a positive person:

  •  Open-minded.  Visit with a lot of people.  Have good listening skills. 
  • Confidence
  • Integrity.  This means doing what you said you would do.  When asked to do something, don’t be afraid to say no. Be a woman of your word and do it or say no.  You do not need to give a long explanation. 

You have a choice to be positive or negative.  Enjoy life as it comes-enjoy pregnancy=young children=teenagers (may be difficult)=early 20s=grandchildren, etc.  It ‘s no fun if you don’t enjoy the journey.

tina and lina 2“Tina & Lina” added many laughs to the afternoon as the joked, sang, danced and involved the audience in their hilarious presentation.

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