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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 FARMERS INDEPENDENT, Bagley, Minnesota -- Page 5 ,bq Yl li, i" rl t r, c BANNERS FOR RECEPTIONS, PARADES! 'Tis the season for outdoor receptions, parades, and other celebrations. We now make banners of photo quality on heavy reinforced vinyl or on vinyl mesh (for greater wind resistance) at prices you won't believe! Bring your ideas and photo(s) to us and we'll help you set up the banner that works best for you! Allow 7-i 0 days for completion. FARMERS INDEPENDENT ~ 694-6265 ~ Email: Bagley's 27 Annual Art - in the Park coming July 12 ,Bagley's 27 th Annual Art i the Park will be held on Saturday, July 12 in the City Phrk overlooking beautiful l_hke Lomond. This fun filled d is flee to the public and b gins at 9 a.m. ',.This year it will feature t " t musical talents of Calge Jnbor who plays many o! !ginal songs and ballads that 1  wrcte. Caige was raised in Hemidji; currently lives in Iemidji and just graduated fom BSU, earning a degree .I m-sociology. Relax and enjoy tle beautiful variety of music syles that he will share 'to entertain listeners of all ages. 'The Summer Recreation Mike Cudmore/Continued from page 1 in 1967 Mike graduated from International Falls High School and started his mortuary science studies at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis campus. While undergoing his studies, he also worked at 'Mcl)ivRt- Hauge Funeral Home _ on West Broadway in North Minneapolis. Mike resided downstairs of the funeral home. His living and working' there gave him the experience a funeral director needs. He manned phones; went on death calls, provided visitations; and kept the cars clean, inside and out. "I washed a lot of cats in my time," he said. Daily washings were the norm, and he still does his share of car cleaning. West Broadway in North Minneapolis today, is a Violencr-sh-idkdn neighborhood, but . when Dancers will be performing as jlart I hila ..... avouth will Cudmore resided there, he e the'pp'ort- 4 to" ere'ate recalled,': lJe od/" project with local artist;  walks jn the even,t  JYu will be able to shop for " After ,tp.,),@; 4.,,, ,,d f-vwlt with  he. worked .at Jolfla e-local exhibaors and enjoy :: Fimeral.HtCme,/dfla. fod and drinks at the nark "Nctrllet>ifiMimtchI 'titl ,n-profit Vendors that will: also a.cpel W St.t' b providing food ineltide, Hts:nePW I Puneral taome m ttocnester, tagley Senior Citizens Center (|aramel rolls and coffee), ace Community Church, a I .... Darly Childhood inmatwe, ad Faith Hill Assembly. This year CLIMB (Creative laming Ideas for Mind Body) Theatre will be t rforming plays throughout t e day. W nnual meeting ontinued from page 1 rgistering and recelwng their tendance gift, member joyed music by "The Citi %kson Band" .and were rated to coffee and donuts ior to calling the business eting to order. The business ting included reports President Hanmes and eral Manager Fish, as 11 as a financial report from asurer Sandberg. Garden dley employees were also oh hand to answer questions aout the cooperative's p[oducts and services. Prizes ere awarded and lunch was ' slrved followed adjournment o[ the meeting. The winner of e adult grand prize, a 32" DTV, was Jacqueline Burke o[ the Maple Bay exchange, ad Aaron Wiese, of Bagley, won the children's drawing fr a 24" bicycle. Board Names Corporate But after six to eight minths; he wanted to head north. "F missed tiid wo'ol," he said ." He went to work al L Schoeneberger Funeral HomeL in Perham. He eommenteff that "Schoeneberger"; iS . German for "beantifu mountains." Another nearby-' funeral home was "Belmont,"(" whichqs French" fd/- abeautifui mountains." (Such a, coincidence!) ' d Mike worked four years" at Perham was served as  a volnnter ol-the fir department there. :" He would  put his "firefigaf'" skills  to work in Bagley soon afterward. . His next stopW!at ' Bagley in 1976,.g6g,'::, work for Ed C;iaad , son, Wayne CeasCB!heff men, by the way, also once held the title of president in the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association, Ed iri 1964-65 and Wayne in 1992- 93. Mike is the third presidem from Bagley and !iais'iterm goes May tO May, 2014-15. 2014 Art in the Linda Bestul loves watching others enjoy the items they buy from her or that she gives them: That is what has kept her working or/ In Bagley Mike was very active in the community, particularly in the Bagley Fire Department, where he eventually became chief. He is past president of the Bagley Lions Club and Bagley Rotary, Club, volunteered on the ambulance, taught community CPR classes, was treasurer of Ducks Unlimited, president of the Clearwater Chapter Of Minnesota Deer hunters Association, and president of Faith Lutheran Churrh. In the state funeral assoe]ati0n, Cudmore served as a board member for five yes, served as the group's District |0 president, and for te past year served as treasurer. His Wife Linda, daughter Mich.elle, and granddaughter Hillary / attended his insthllhtion as president. Mike's other family members include daughter Kristin Willberg of Bagley and son Scott of Stanley, N.D., plus three more granddaughters who have proven themselves avid i outdoor sports enfliu.siast. His office wall carries many photos of young girls with antlered deer and big, big fish. His wife of three years; Linda has proven to be quite a Shot, too, during the huiafing season. When he is ready to relax he enjoys spending time with family at his mobile home on land along Upper Red Lake, at the log hunting cabin on his own land in rural Bagley, and and he has been there smce. Mike was a deputy coroner for 35 years. NOW he holds the revised title of coroner investigator. The job is a little more complex, calling for him to check the scene when picking up a body, noting medications that Were being taken, providing information to the coroner and serving as a liaison between the coroner and sheriff. He said today when there is an unattended death or death from unkfl6wn causes, chances are greater that an autopsy will' be ordered. He noted that three forensic pathologists serve our area from the University of North Dakota. Today he is still hard at work. His schedule Of night and' weekend duty is shared with other funeral direct0rs at Cease's, but s0metimes he might be covering for one of the other Cease Family Funeral Homes in Bemidji, Park Rapids, Nevis, Chs Lake or Blackduck. "It's nothing to drive 100 miles (one way) on a death cal!," hr. said. But what" driees him onward? Serving people in their time of need. When asked what gi#ds him his greatest safisfdctioh in his work, he responded, "Having the family era deceased express their appreciation for the help, advice and comfort that I ' hav, e given-them during the difficult times of loss. It in a bqatwith a fishing pole. makes the short ni_hts and /fild,,g , career ':, path long days,wortflii.(' , . : contmddd when he leffCease ' " "   ' "  What chMlengesdoes his Farri!/Funeral Home ,in  profession ace? "Finding 1993 t(rmanage Furey funeral' yung l0ple willing "to Home at Frazee. He enjoyed sacrifice time spent with PRIME RIB DINNER SPECIAL ONLY $13.99 Every Saturday 5 - p.m. Stop by and try the special or one of the other entrees from our menu! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING YOU] living on a lake there,, lint then his fathek fell ill, so he took his family to Intematt'Otlal Falls. He took over :the funeral home, but after his father died, the situation of the funeral home became more than he cared to bear. His family sold the funeral home: after he moved back to Bagley. :Once back in Bagley in 1996, he attended a real estate course, but then Wayne Cease invited him to come back to work as a funeral director at Cease Family Funeral Home, friends, and family to,enter a:*profession that is very' devaatiding" of"your*",e. '' People do not die from 8-to 5 on wekdays, so you have to be willing to work nights, holidays and weekends." In discussing the difficult: aspects of his job, he stated, "In a small town, knowing everyone, it becomes difficult emotionally to  bury, your friends. We grieve losses like the families we serve do, but we learn to put our grief aside to help others. Burying children and infants are the Park- Fun for artists and visitors her art for over 20 years, the products they sell. Linda does a mixture of "It gives me peace" is sewing, machine embroidery, another reason she loves hand knitting and crocheting, working on things. Her daughter helps her make She has been going to Craft qfticers ,Following the June 10th anual meeting, Garden alley's Board of Directors e!ected the following persons to serve as officers of the cooperatwe: I PRESIDENT Ambassador Gospel Team to give concert at Grace Free Lutheran Church June 30 shows for over 20 years, too, and that is how she got started with her business. Watch for Linda and her daughter at Art in the Park this year. hardest of tasks to bear, especially When you have children and grandchildren?' Having spent so many years on the job as well as volunteering i n public' service in Bagley, Mike learned one of the rewards of his willingness to'serve. "Several year ago,I handled a ftmeral for, an elderly lady. When the family came. to make arrangements, 'th3 re/r/inded me that whenever they had a crisis in their family, ! seemed - : r , to be always there. When their barn burned, I was there with the fire department. When grandma fell and broke her hip, I was an EMT on the ambulance, and when grandma died I was there to help them in arranging the funeral." These are just some of the reasons Mike has earned tile respect and vote of his peers to lead his profession in Minnesota. ,THE UGHTHOUSE OF BAGLEY (formerly " Grandma B's of Baglead) 23 Main Ave N 28694-d081 or 218-255-4954 NOW. ON DAILY FOR FELLOWSHIP & FREE ',. - , MEALS 0 LnUS " "Cq' S choice for meals.) , Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Food served) Every Fridayriiglit we haw a special gelebration with a larger mea!; served Iicoatinuously frpm 5:30 to 7:00p.m. II THIS FRIDAY WE* WIBE.SERVINGTACOS, II ENEFIILADAS; BEVERAGE AND DESSERT." it SrURVY PAPEI PLATES ARE NEEDED "--1'' FRmAY&SmUUAr:.  KARAOKE , CRIME ,RIB & ALL YOU CAN,EAT COD ; Every DIFEItF, NT AliY SPECIALS! --- Saturday r/, , : . . , . ' ., ' , ON &'OFF SALE:, Wl-l:l" CHARITABLE GAMBLING i ,'ILAILYSPECIALS "CABIN RENTALS TRY ONE OF OUR BURGERS ,ii(, TIIIAy MORNING: Price Bloody Mary's, 9-11 a.m. PlRff Juke Box Sunday Evenings! ar osr sra m so mu,, ENTERTAINMENT EVERY SATURDAY! * ;  Call for details f ...... l Every Thursday ~ 8 =10 p.m. / KITCHEN HOURS 2 for I D Open Noon - 9 p.m. BAR BINGO:MONDAY & FRIDAY 6 p.m. SHARP! Foil . by Meat Raffles Benefiting the Malmemen Boys & Girls Club Hours: Man.- Sat. ' _:.j r_.. Happy Hour: 9a.m.- l ,,t ]" t ,a'-alt#  Monday-Friday 4- p.m.s, , Sun Noon-Midnight i   ili iiiiill i ,i? i ! ii li[41 $-III II 'ilil ilg.1  I. I1 1 Illllr--l  I IIl , Ill Inltlml=,l o-.o.o, o,:=7) Lengby, MN (218) 668-2111 5 Miles South of Lengby on #:4 Vernon Hamnes  VICE PRESIDENT i Jerry Freitag  SECRETARY Byron Ness TREASURER r Joe Sandberg Write A Letter To q-he Editor! Grace Free Lutheran Church of Bagley invites the community to a concert of sacred music Monday evening, June 30 th at 7 p.m. The Ambassador Gospel Team from our Bible School in Minneapolis will provide an encouraging and spiritual program including testimqes 0ftheir faith in Christ. The Association of Free Luther Congregations Bible School (AFLBS) offers a two year course in the Bible and related subjects. During the last school year 116 students were in attendance. The Bible School considers the Bible to be the inspired and inerrant Word of God without exception and the only rule and norm for faith and spiritual life. The team of five young men and women will provide an inspirafionale while offering an example of the results of a Bible School experience for those who might be interested in attending. The program begins at 7 p.m. and an ice cream social will follow. Protect your engine with Cenex lubricants BAGLEY CO-OP ASSOCIATION Diesel Fuels, Gasoline, Propane, Lubricants GET YOUR WHEELS ALIGNED NOW! ,ue 00sistanceVend.r II 211 So. Main, Bagley 694-6228 Exposing what is being taught about Islamand Christianity in our schoOis:all over America! Christian Speaker 8, Expert on Islam gSamaK. Dakdok Saturday-Monday, June 21, 22 & 23 Beginnlng each night at 6:30 p.m. Admission." Free will donation Bagley HighSchool Auditorium 202 Bagley Ave. NW, Bagley MN CAIR: First night: What the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is and why they succeeded in stopping our meeting last year at Bagley High School. Lies in the textbooks: Exposing how Islam is infiltrating the minds of students in the public schools with lies in the textbooks. Each night will be different: You won't want to miss anything Usama has to share with you, so plan to attend all the sessions. Bring a fiend, a student or a neighbor. The Straight Way of Grace Ministry, Inc. For information about Usama and his ministry go to." www. thestraightway, org