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10 Years Ago...............2004
The 4th annual Opheim Open 4-Person Scramble will be held at the Enderlin Golf Course on Saturday, August 28th.  You need not bring a team.  Registration is at 8:30 until 9:30 am.  Golfers names will be put in one of the four jars, where they will be drawn for teams.
At 10 am there will be a shot gun start.  The $50 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf with cart, 2 meals, 2 free drink tickets, $50 pin prizes on every hole, and a chance for over $30,000 in cash prizes.  
Following the scramble and presentations to winners, there will be karaoke all night long.  Make plans to join this fun tournament.  Remember, all out-of-town golfers will be eligible for a free 2005 Enderlin Golf Course membership.  For more information, please call the Enderlin golf Course at 701-437-2055.
Three area showman advanced to Round-robin at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot.  Courtney Bishof, Lisbon, won Reserve Junior Goat Showmanship.  She is from the Aliceton 4-H Club, Lisbon.  Troy Bunn, Lisbon, won Champion Senior Beef Showmanship and Cassandra Hanson, Enderlin, won Championship Junior Beef Showmanship.  They are both members of the Sheyenne Braves 4-H Club, Sheldon.

20 Years Ago................1994
The Enderlin Indies have done it again....they are the North Dakota State Amateur Class AA champions one more time.  This is the sixth state title that the Indies have won in the last eight years.  They won three Class A titles and this is the third Class AA title.
Mr. and Mrs Willard Larson, 42 Cleveland Street was awarded yard of the month.  
The Ladies Annual Golf Tournament was held on Wednesday, August 10th at the Enderlin Golf Course.  Thirty five gals registered for the two rounds of golf.  George Westphal was in charge of registration.  Dale Kaber conducted the flighting procedures and depicted the winners.
30 Years Ago...............1994
Business Challenge, an economic education program of the Greater North Dakota Association, completed its seventh and most successful year, this July.   The program was developed throught the effort of business people in North Dakota to overcome the lack of understanding people have about free enterprise.  Kim Daub, daughter of Gary and Bonnie Daub, and Carmen Wawers, of Enderlin, participated in Business Challenge.  
Daub was sponsored by Enderlin’s Citizens State Bank, and Wawers by NSI.  Both girls will be juniors this year in the Enderlin High School.  They toured businesses in Dickinson and had the opportunity to meet Governor Allen Olson, 50 of the state’s top business people and several nationally known motivational speakers.
40 Years Ago...............1974
Elsa Leven from San Salvador, Argentina is Enderlin’s new foreign exchange student and is staying with Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hanson.  She arrived at the airport in Fargo on Thursday evening and was met by her host family, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hanson and Becky.  Elsa is 18 years old and will be a senior in the Enderlin High School.  She writes English very well and has been teaching English to elementary children in San Salvador.  Elsa prefers to be called “Elsie”.  We would like to welcome her to our community and hope she has a very enjoyable year. 
With 12 wins and 6 loses the Trio Bar Women’s Team are fourth in their ten team league.  The last three game results are July 29, losing 20-4 against Delamere here, July 31, winning 12 -3 at Forman, and Aug. 5 against Franson’s of Lisbon here, losing 8-13.  Milnor hosted the League Tournament August 11,  Delamere took 1st, McLeod 2nd, Rutland 3rd, and Franson’s of Lisbon consolation.  

50 Years Ago..............1964
The first annual Senior Citizens flower show , sponsored by the senior citizens committee of the community betterment program, was successfully inaugurated Sunday, August 9.  Many varieties of roses, glads and other garden flowers were on display in the lounge area of Hillcrest Manor, Enderlin’s new retirement home.  Those in charge of the event said the response from out-of-town visitors was particularly gratifying.
A chokecherry tree owned by the William boxruds must be confused.  About a dozen blossoms appeared on the tree this week.  
The Boxruds have already harvested one crop of chokecherries from the tree.

60 Years Ago............1954
A play tent belonging to Jimmy Hansen, 7, was torn to shreds in the Vic Hansen backyard early Tuesday.  The time was set at between 1 and 2 a.m., as the R.C. Petterson’s dog next door broke into violent barking at that time.  Mr. Hansen is offering a $5 reward for information leading to identification of the vandals.
A prowler hunt in which the police provided the prowler was recorded in Police Chief John Erbstoesser’s notebook last Friday.  
At 3 a.m. Erbstoesser got a call from Mrs. Andy Scheie, who was worried about a light in the garage.  Orvie Peterson accompanied the chief to the Scheie home.  In the garage they found the spotlight on the car had been turned on, apparently by accident.  
That accounted for the light.  There was no evidence that anyone had been in the garage.   While Erbstoesser was reporting to Mrs. Scheie, Orvie took a look around the shrubbery. 
Just then daughter June came to the door.  She saw Orvie moving about in the shadows.  “There he is!” she screamed.  Erbstoesser grabbed his gun.  “Where?” yelled Orvie, charging out and ready for action.  
Everybody laughed in a kind of embarrassed way.

80 Years Ago............1934
The Enderlin Community Band, assisted by members of the Kindred band will give an open-air concert, Tuesday, August 21.  The concert will be presented in Baxter Park at 8 o’clock.  The program will consist of the following numbers,  The Crystal, March-Abbot.  Spirit of the Age, Overture Hayes,  Memories, Song-Sanford.  Selections from H.M.S. Pinafore-Sullivan.  After Sunset, Intermezzo-Pryor.  Broken Dreams, Song-Spitalny.  Campus Memories-Seredy.  Rosita, Meqican Serenade-Dupont.  Our Director, March-Bigelow.
The regular meeting of the Dakota Maids 4-H Club was held at the home of Doris Brun on August 9.  The meeting was called to order by our president.   After the business meeting our leader, Mrs. Kraft, showed us some charts of how to make button holes, pockets and how to finish seams.  Some finished garments were judged.  A social hour and a delicious lunch was enjoyed by all.  Our next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Kraft, August 30.

Veiw along Highway 46 by Lois Trapp

In the mad, topsy-turvy world of civil rights, things happen that would be funny if they weren’t sad.  Since the passage of the civil rights bill, committees of negro and white leaders, business and city officials, all trying to achieve peaceful compliance with the public accomodations section of the law, have worked out careful plans to test hotels, motels and restaurants.  Dressed in well-pressed suits or pretty hats, white gloves and attractive dresses, teams of Negroes visit these places, asking for service.
The fear of the owners who comply is that there will be retaliation by white extremists or that they will lose their white customers.  At one cafeteria, Negroes tested, were served, liked the food and prices and returned in increasing numbers.  The proprietor complained to the coordinating committee.  The next day they saw that there were Negroes at the competitors.
One restaurant owner said he would serve Negroes but would put them in a corner, give them super service and rush them out.  If you do that, another told him “You’ll get twenty more the next day.  Do like me.  I give them the same lousy food and service I give everyone else.”
That’s Democracy in action!
I have my reservations about the anti-poverty bill just passed in Congress; not about its necessity but about its scope.  I fear that as a nation we simply do not realize the size of the problem or the fact that we are going to have to make some radical changes in our thinking and planning about employment.
We are gradually coming to realize that the massive job of wiping out rural and urban slums, raising the educational level and job training level of their people is long overdue.  But even if we are able to accomplish this, what jobs are we going to provide for them?  Our fast moving technology is not only displacing the unskilled and semi-skilled but even some of those workers classed as skilled.
During her recent visit to North Dakota, Assistant Secretary of Labor, Esther Peterson, told of visiting the Sarah Lee baking plant where the excellent baked products we all buy are produced.  In their fully automated plant, not one person is required in the entire process.  Cakes are mixed, baked, cooled, frosted, packaged, frozen and packed entirely automatically.
The age of automation is not coming-it is here right now.  That is why I fear that the present program, which of necessity is tailored to be politically possible-and not raise the budget too much - and not raise too much opposition in Congress--will be as useful as trying to dam Niagara Falls with a spade and a bucket of sand.  Hopefully, if we can make a start, we may be able to get a clearer view of the magnitude of the problem.
This “Old Timers” game bothers me just a little.  When do you get to be an “Old Timer?”   On studying the list of players I could find only two that are as old as I am-Ole Opheim and Eugene Fitzgerald.  Couldn’t they call them “Past Timers” or “Half Timers” or “Middle Timers” or something not quite so final?
One nice thing about running for President-you get to church every Sunday.  - - Saturday Review.
I notice that Kent is wondering what people passing through will think of the decorations on the overpass.  Don’t worry-they will think that the kids in Enderlin are just like the kids in every other town in the country.  Ours just have a particularly handy bill board.  They don’t have to climb the hills and collect rocks to spell out the class numerals or climb the water tower to paint them up there.  This is a mild disease that afflicts all young people in their junior or senior year but runs its course shortly after graduation.  These will recover but will undoubtedly pass the virus on the class of ‘65 and ‘66 and probably even unto 2066. 

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