Partners in Pink; FAB next week

The recent mail brought a welcomed sight – the announcement of the fifth annual The Link – Partners in Pink. It’s sponsored by the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation. It’ll be Saturday, Oct. 19. The fun run/walk begins at Whitney Commons at 9 a.m.

Proceeds will benefit breast health at SMH. It’s $35 to participate and includes a commemorative shirt; sponsorships start at $100.

Would believe that Ada Kirven, Tina Mediate, Brandy Johnson at the foundation (673-2418) would be able to supply you with the particulars and other information.

The SMH foundation merits support. All of the recent first-rate expansion at SMH takes root with citizens who believe good medical care begins right here, at home. Shirl Yager is the foundation president; Debbie Iverson, Jill Micthell, Rick Rossa, Kevin Bailey, Walt Gould, M.D., Brad Hanebrink, D.O., Mary Ludemann, Dave Nicolarsen, David Smith are directors.

 

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I see by the paper……

Leith, North Dakota, with a population 18 people, has become a focal point for white supremacists seeking to live there and protests from local citizens and others throughout North Dakota.

Craig Cobb, 61, has bought 12 lots in hopes of turning the tiny community an hour from Bismarck into a white, neo-Nazi enclave. Grant County, population 2,394, is 97 percent white.

Last weekend, more than 150 people rolled into Leith to protest, many from North Dakota’s Native American population. Bagpipes and Nazi swastikas greeted the protesters from the lots that Cobb owns; protesters jeered the white supremacists as they left. “Peaceful, but loud,” said one law enforcement official.

Whether Leith becomes a neo-Nazi, white supremacist “haven,” depends on a lot of factors, not least among them, winter.

It reminds me of a story from a long time newspaper pal of mine who published the Williston, North Dakota, Herald: “Forty below,” he often noted, “keeps the riff-raff out.”

 

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We’re a week away from the first-ever and first annual FAB Women’s Conference. It’ll be Friday and Saturday at Sheridan College inside the new Edward A. Whitney Academic Center. It’ll feature nationally-recognized, regional and local leadership speakers/training and education for women. Seating for the seminars and keynote addresses is limited and tickets are going fast. To know more: www.thesheridanpress.com/fab, or call, Kristen Czaban, the Press’ managing editor, 672-2431.

It’s being presented by The Sheridan Press and Sheridan College. Sponsors include: First Interstate Bank, Sheridan VA Healthcare System, Cloud Peak Energy, Edward D. Jones/Doug Dewald, The Powder Horn, Hammer Chevrolet, Fremont Toyota, USBank, Davis & Cannon, Forward Sheridan, Sheridan Travel and Tourism, ERA Carroll Realty, the Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation.

 

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Quotable

 

“The years between 50 and 70 are the hardest. You are always asked to do more, and you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.”

 

—T.S. Eliot, editor/author/playwright, 1888-1965

 

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