Senior Center News
By: Marlyne Skramstad
4 tables of whist were in play, May 7th. Winners were: 1st, Lyle Bjone; tied for 2nd, Janice Lee and Roy Neuman; low, Carol Hockersmith.
Wednesday, May 8th, the ladies of First United Methodist Church entertained the ladies from Hope AFLC Church to a Mother’s Day Tea.
The front of the Senior Citizens Center builidng has a new look! Jerry Kuck got the new siding on and it looks great. We have a new sign over the back door and that is beautiful, too!
No whist or Hand and Foot will be played on May 14th.
Reminder: The Senior Bus goes to Fargo every 2nd and 4th Tuesday and also every Thursday it goes in to Fargo. Make your appointments after 10:30am and before 2:30pm on those days.
The van is available for trips to Lisbon every Thurday - Let’s use these transportation vehicles to keep the service available!
By: Joan Blegen
Blegen Twins Confirmed
Christopher Ray Blegen and Cody John Blegen, twin sons of Harley and Michelle Blegen, Kindred, and Vicki and Steve Moen, Colfax, were Confirmed on Sunday, May 5,2013 in the Galchutt Lutheran Church in Galchutt. Pastor Kennth Kirchenwitz officiated.
A dinner to honor Christopher and Cody followed in the Moen home for those attending the Confirmation Service. Attending were Chris and Cody's parents, Harley, Michelle, Vicki and Steve, brothers, Hayden and Hank Blegen and Eric Moen, sponsors, aunt and uncle, Heidi and Randy Denzel, Dalton, MN, uncle John Blegen, West Fargo, and great aunt and uncle, Lori and Bob Satrom, Ayr, grandparents, Hubert and Joan Blegen, West Fargo, Ray and Jeanne Norgard, Kindred, Earl Axvig and friend, Lois McKinney, Adams and Ed and Lois Moen, Colfax, great grandmother, Eleanor Punton, Fargo, and cousins, Ry and Rayne Denzel, Dalton, MN. Unable to attend were sister, Hope Axvig, West Fargo, sponsors and cousins, Nicholle and Matthew Heuer, Eleanor and Jared, Leonard, and cousin Ramie Denzel, Dalton, MN.
The afternoon was spent indoors visiting due to the cold and damp weather outside that day.
Carol and Ernie Olson attended the confirmation for Chris and Cody Blegen on Sunday, May 5th in the Galchutt Lutheran Church in Galchutt. Carol and Ernie babysat for the twins all of their pre-school years while they lived in the Leonard area.
Following the service Carol and Ernie attended the 2nd birthday dinner for their grandson Colt Olson, son of David and Lisa Olson in the David Olson home. Others attending were Colt’s other grandparents Gary and LaNae Askim, Park River, Aunt, Uncle and cousins Amy and Al Johnson, Megan and Emily, West Fargo, Uncle and cousins Craig Askim, Devin and Karen, Beulah, ND, Uncle, Aunt and cousins Matt and Patience Askim, Dalton, Kayley and Autumn, Fargo.
John Blegen, West Fargo had breakfast with his father, Hubert Blegen, Friday and Saturday mornings in a diner and dinner with both of his parents Hubert and Joan at noon in their home.
Virginia Westman, West Fargo visited Hubert and Joan Blegen on Friday evening and brought them a beautiful spring plant.
Harley and Michelle Blegen and Hank visited Harley’s parents Hubert and Joan Blegen, Saturday evening, May 4th.
Sue Fraase, Horace spent Saturday, May 4th with her parents Tom and Bev Gibson. On Sunday, May 5th, Shirley Kemmer, Casselton and Randy Ausk visited Shirley’s parents, Tom and Bev.
Don Westman, West Fargo, visited Hubert and Joan Blegen on both Monday and Tuesday, May 6th and 7th.
Heidi Denzel, Dalton, MN visited her parents Hubert and Joan Blegen on Wednesday, May 8th. She took them to appointments and ran errands for them. John Blegen, West Fargo, joined the group at noon at a restaraunt in Fargo and treated them to dinner.
John Blegen, West Fargo, had breakfast with his father, Hubert Blegen on Thursday morning, May 9th at a Diner in West Fargo and dinner with his parents Hubert and Joan in their home at noon. Later in the day he took his mother for an appointment.
Carol Olson attended the Haggert show Saturday Evening, May 4th in Lisbon.
Carol Olson and Virginia McDonald attended the spring luncheon in the Canaan Moravian Church on Saturday morning, May 4th.
Glenda and Dave Pistorus, West Fargo visited Hubert and Joan Blegen on Wednesday evening May 8th.
Tuesday, April 8, Loretta Ussatis and Rayann McLeod visited with Maxine Peterson. Nice visit, come again.
Brinklyn “Joy” Johnson performed with the “Studio 29 Dance” group held in the VC HAC. Her dances were “Summer”. Grandparents Warren and Nancyann Johnson proudly attended along with her mom, Nikki, Autie Heather, and brother Tucker “Love”. They celebrated after at the Pizza Corner.
Nana Johnson cared for “Prince” Andrew Olson in Rothsay, MN, for a week, while Stephanie doctored at the Mayo Clinic for the multiple clots in her legs.
Warren and Nancyann Johnson, godparents, attended the confirmation of Meaga Kaye Selinger, at the Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Chanhassen, MN. As her Faith Action Prjoect, she and four others raised $22,000 for a 6th grade boy named Tate who has cancer, through selling bracelets, haircuts at his school and a spaghetti supper.
Also, during the weekend, “The Thoresen” family members celebrated sister Sue’s 60th birthday party with the theme “Life is Good,” also attended the Brian and Katie Steven’s baby shower for Harrison. Then Nathan, Nikki, Brinklyn and Tucker participated in Sea World, Lego Land and Nickelodeon Universe.
Sister whist playing and cousin swimming was enjoyed.
Tucker Johnson is in his first year and first competition in Tae kwondo in Valley City with Stacy Monilaws as the coach. In his first compeitition he kicked in his first board. Great job, Tucker.