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Website © 2019. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal. R35 Small Town Papers 217WCota St I Shelton WA 98584-2263 Iq&apos;h"hhhqh'l"hlqh.,qO,d%hOh,...l.hl.. ll, d, Wednesday, June 18, 2014 1 Single Copy $26 Yearly Subscription Special Ad Campaign for the Bagley's Mike Cudmore elected president of Minnesota A,00-Snoo00 Funeral Directors Association Reunion The Farmers Independent will feature a special ad campaign in the July 2 issue for those wanting to reach the hundreds of persons turning out for the BHS All School Reunion happening over the 4th of July weekend. Contact Tom Burford at the Farmers Independent, 694-6265 Correction In the June 4 issue of the Farmers Independent, it was written in a page one story that Usama Dakdok "was represented by Liberty Counsel in his suit to win his right to speak at the school." That statement was incorrect. There was no lawsuit, but instead an exchange of letters from Liberty Counsel and the Bagley School District. Also, Mr. Dakdok wrote a letter to the editor stating that he did not sue the school to make any money off of the school district." This statement was misleading, as well as the headline which ,,-..-anemioned ..... that_-Dakdok "sued." Mr. Dakdok then stated that he "pursUed" his constitutional rights. He did not sue the school district, but rather was represented by Liberty Counsel (see the paragraph above). More than 250 attend Garden Vaney's 109th Annual Meeting By Tom Burford As a funeral director, the greatest part of Mike Cudmore's work is relating with people to bring them comfort, learn their wants, and guide them through the process of arranging a loved one's final rites. "People ask me how I can stand working with dead people," he said. "I spend 10 percent of my time working with the dead and 90 percent with the living." Because his work with the living as well as the dead has earned him widespread respect, his peers in the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association elected him as president of their group at the 124th annual convention held May 20-21 at the Earle Brown Center in Minneapolis "I feel honored," said Cudmore of his election. "What a way to end a career." He said this as he is planning to either retire or semi-retire next year. His choice of a career as a funeral director was largely the product of his upbringing, as he grew up the son of a funeral director. His father, Wally Cudmore, owned and operated Cudmore Funeral Home at International Falls. His family lived upstairs of the funerat home. Mike Cudmore Continued on page 5 Mike Cad.n H tl:theg.veLthat l-i4Ltl power., of the president for one year. He heads the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association after being elected president at the 124 th annual convention. Let's make music with Mike Lundin! Join the community/alumni band and choir to perform at the All School Reunion and parade By Karen Edelbach Alumni and community members are encouraged to join Mike Lundin, a 1984 graduate of Bagley High School, as he organizes and conducts this year's reunion choir, which will perform for the Casino Night on Friday, July 3 during the All School Reunion weekend; and the reunion band, which will ride a float and play in the parade on Sunday, July 6. He said, "Everyone is welcome - we'll do a couple rehearsals, and go with what we've got." He conducted the band at the last reunion five years ago. In 1984, he had the lead in "Guys and Dolls" along with Marilyn Hood. Then in 1989, he was in "Music Man." His start in music began in Bagley Elementary School, with Sam Sandeen, who, Mike says, made music fun. Ralph Solum in High School Choir was another early influence on Mike, as well as Hartman Brothern. Mike played trumpet in the High School Band and sang in the BHS Choir. Alumni Band Continued on page 7 Liquor Store donates to memorial .... The role of Bagley's Municipal Liquor Store as a fund-raising mechanism came to the fore recently when the city was able to contribute $2,000 of liquor store profits to the Clearwater County Veterans Memorial. The check was delivered by Mayor Sid Michel and Liquor Store Manager Chris Arnold. The occasion was cause for this photo: (from left) Gary Gesell, Sid Michel, Art Tobkin and Chris Arnold. Gesell and Tobkin are volunteers active in the memorial organization. Gesell said the donation was matched by the organization and will allow the purchase of stainless steel posts to be set into place, between which will be loops of chain. Dedication of the memorial will take place at 2 p.m. on the 4th of July. More than 250 persons, including 193 registered members, were in attendance at the 109th annual membership meeting of Garden Valley Telephone Company held at the Win-E- Mac School auditorium near Erskine on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Directors Elected to Board Directors Joe Sandberg, Edgar Olson and Jerry Freitag were re-elected to serve on the cooperative's Board of Directors for the next three years. Mr. Sandberg, of Erskine, will continue to serve as Garden Valley's Director from District 2 (Brooks, Erskine & Mentor exchanges); Mr. Olson, of Fosston, will continue to serve as Director from District 5 (Fosston & Lengby exchanges); and Jerry Freitag, of Plummer, will continue to serve as Director from District 8 (Gully, Oklee & Plummer exchanges). ,, By-Laws Amended Articles I, Sections 3, 4 and 7 of the By-Laws were amended to clarify joint memberships. After Annual meeting Continued on page 5 EPA considered by County Board to be over-regulating By Karen Edelbach When the Clearwater County Board of Commissioners met on June 10, Environmental Services Director, Dan Hecht brought a motion asking that the recommendation be accepted to approve the conditional use permit requested by Joni and Ellen Borntrager for a retail business by the Lost River in Pine Lake Township, along with recommended, permit conditions from the Clearwater County Planning Commission. The question was brought  up as to why a conditional use permit was needed. Hecht explained the process for conditional land use approvals. First a public notice is published, and adjoining property owners are notified; then a public hearing is held with the Planning Commission. They make recommendations for the land use, but the County Board has the final decision. He said this property is technically a lakeshore, and the land use is for commercial use as a retail business, thus requiring the permit. Commissioner Dan Stenseng made the motion to approve, which was seconded by Commissioner John Chevalier. The motion passed, which authorizes the permit to be signed. Hecht discussed some changes coming for 2015 sewage treatment system administration grants, which as a result Clearwater County will lose access to part ofthe ftmding regarding elements of' the program we don't have. County Engineer, Dan Sauve" discussed the new Envir6nmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations with the Commissioners. "This is a real complicated issue," he said. County Board/Continued on page 9 Singing nuns bring harmony and spirit to the stage in Bagley These women play the nuns of the Nonnberg Abbey, and their melodic voices open the show. Front row: Jill Bakken plays Maria, Sheryl Magelisen plays Mother Superior. Back row: Stephanie Anderson, Darcie Olson, Stacy Baird, Lyn Schroeder, Kathi Sloan. Those who know the story Bakken, who stated that her of The Sound of Music recall lifelong dream has been to that a young nun named Maria play Maria in this show, and Ranier has trouble fitting she does so beautifully. The into the strict rules of the Mother Superior is played by Nonnberg Abbey, an Austrian Sheryl Magellsen of Fosston. convent. She regularly misses Before she sends Maria offto her morning prayers because be a governess for the children she is off exploring and of the widowed Captain Von singing in the mountains. The Trapp, she sings "My Favorite local women playing the nuns Things" with her. in the Bagley Community Arriving at the Trapp home, Theater production open the Maria discovers that his seven show with a harmonic Latin children are living under the chant and then playfully sing strict military rules of the "Problem Like Maria." The Austrian naval captain. As she actresses playing the nuns are teaches them to sing and play, experienced singers in their Maria becomes quite loved churches and community, by the children, yet Maria They are played by Kathi herself begins to fall in love (Gunderson) Sloan, Lyn with the captain. Insecure in Schroeder, Darcie Olson, this feeling, she rushes back Stephanie (Beltz) Anderson, to the Abbey to find comfort Stacy (Norman) Baird, and in the safety of its walls. Yet Megan Flaherty. Audiences the Mother Superior insists will be delighted by their that she face her new life and talents, fulfill her commitment to the Maria is played by Jill Von Trapp family. She sends Sound of Music/Continued on page 7 Bagley Rotary Club Golf Scramble 2014 Set aside the afternoon of June 20 to participate in this year's 4-person Texas scramble golf tournament. Registration begins at noon with shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. at Twin Pines Golf Course in Bagley. ' * The $75 per person entry fee includes golf, chances to win great prizes and a delicious Prime Rib Dinner served at 6 p.m. Teams will be four persons, with Men's, Ladies, and Mixed Divisions. Additional meal tickets may be purchased for $15 at the event. Call, email, or text Greg Leintz to enter your team, at 218-280-1539 or Golf carts can be reserved directly with Twin Pines Golf Course, 694-2454. Hole in one on #6 wins...... $20,000 cash.t.t.t.t New this year Best Dressed Team Contest ................................ ' :::::::: ................ ................... : :: ..... /% '; ' . <'7! " ,. :,: .,::::: :::: : : :: :  : ..4 ::: ,. :;,: ; : .;,<:::,, ; ..............................