Selina Cree TMS newspaper article “An Independent Woman”
Question from Charlie Carbonneau (Carol Watkins Carbonneau ’46 son):
As I was going through my mom’s (Carol Carbonneau) treasures I came across an Aug 1978 full page newspaper article from the Turtle Mt. Star. It is titled “An Independent Woman.” It is an amazing story of Selina Cree and includes photos. Do you know of any family member that would like to have this? I have a hard time throwing away such treasures!
Mom is with us in Watertown in a care center and still doing amazing, always cheerful and still has a very quick wit. She keeps everyone laughing. We are so blessed. Thanks for any help with this. Charlie
ARLAN Hagen (’75) OBITUARY
Arlan Hagen, age 62 of Bottineau, died Tuesday, May 12, 2020 near Kramer. His funeral will be held on Tuesday May 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Bottineau. Visitation will be Monday, May 18th from 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Nero Burial will be at toe Oak Creek Cemetery in Bottineau.
Arlan Hagen, a son of Clarence and Mary Ann (Rodlund) Hagen, was born on August 9, 1957 in Bottineau. He was raised near Dunseith where he attended School. He later graduated from Bottineau High School in 1975. He then attended NDSU-Bottineau. On June 9, 1978, he married Denise Raap at Tolley, ND. They made their home in Kramer where Arlan worked at the Kramer Elevator. A year later they moved to Bottineau and Arlan purchased Paul’s Seed House in Bottineau. He owned and operated the seed house for 20 years. He then worked for area farmers. He was currently working for Daniel Kersten.
He was a member of Our Savior’s where he served an several boards. He also served on the Whitteron Township Board, All Season Water Board and Bottineau Volunteer Fire Department. Arlan enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Arlan passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020 near Kramer.
He is survived his wife, Denise of Bottineau; daughter, Breien Hagen (Raymond Dutra) of Bottineau; granddaughter, Ophelia Marie and a granddaughter on the way; sisters, Susan (Myron) Brandt of Kramer, Karen (Dale) Simon of Bottineau and Ellen (Jim) Redding of Minot; brothers, Art Hagen of Bottineau and Henry (Sandy) Hagen of Dunseith and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau. Friends may sign the online register book at www.nerofuneralhome.net.
From Dave Slyter (67): Sabin, MN
Comment from Gary Stokes:
Folks please feel free to share with us any 4-H memories that you may have. 4-H was a big part of many or lives, especially for those of us in the “Mountaineers” 4-H club. We were a big club too with, as I remember, well over 40 members.
Thanks, Dave, for these good memories. You and your brothers were a big part of the “Mountaineers” 4-H club in my day too.
I saw they were requesting 4H stories from previous 4H members. I have a couple.
Can’t remember the years this was, but the one year we were pretty busy on farm during the 4H achievement days in Rolla N. D. Dad asked me what I was taking to achievement days this year. I asked him, are we going? He said this year we will go so what do you want to take? That year I had signed up for sheep because we had many that year.
Then go and pick one out. I had not much handling with sheep as we were always busy with so many other things on the farm. So I went down to the pasture where the sheep were and studied them for about a half hour, wanting to pick out the best one I thought would at least bring home a blue ribbon.
Once we got to Rolla and unloaded the animals the sheep, I picked was being anything but cooperative. So, I held him and combed him and got him ready to show. Me being very nervous as I had never shown an animal before this event. I got into the ring with the other participants and pretty much just followed their lead. I think there were about 6 or 7 other sheep in the arena with me and my nervous sheep.
The judge came and looked at mine, felt of its wool and looked at his teeth and jaw line and said “nice”
Mmmm I thought, maybe a blue ribbon after all. Now is the time the judge announced the winners. Of course, everyone received a ribbon whether it be Blue, Red, or White, but the big prize was the purple big bow ribbon. I just wanted a blue as I would have never thought of getting the purple. I mean I just picked this sheep out that morning from the herd.
So there went a couple of red ribbons out of the arena, then to my surprise there went all the blues out of the arena. Leaving me stand there all alone with my sheep. I thought oh crap I got a white ribbon. But here came the judge over holding the purple beautiful ribbon and explained to the audience why my sheep was receiving the purple ribbon. I was one very proud sheep handler that day.
It was the only one purple ribbon I had ever received but I was so happy and so proud of that ribbon..
The second story would be about the only one time we went to the North Dakota State Fair with our 4H projects. The three Slyter boys decide to enter our sweet clover for judging. Again, we never planted sweet clover we just picked it from our ditches along the Willow Lake road as there was plenty of it along the gravel roads.
We went to the fair that year and when we went into the display building where our sweet clover was, we were all three surprised to see blue ribbons on our projects. Pretty proud to say the least.
4H is a great experience for any young adult. It really teaches and shows many things in different categories for boys and girls alike.
I will always remember the great friendships we had with our neighbors and all the hayrides and holiday parties we had up in the old Ackworth School building right next to the Willie and Margie Hiatt farm. Great time and great memories.
Dave Slyter (70)