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Cycle Safety!

Cycle Safety!
A record 46.9 million Americans are planning to head at least 50 miles from home this summer. More so this time of year, we share the road with cyclists. It is even more imperative to be cautious. You could come around a curve or over a hill and see cyclists. Along with cars being cautious, people on bicycles should also being doing their job. They also have to watch for traffic and know the appropriate hand signals. If we work together and be vigilant of everyone on the road, it really can cut down on unfortunate accidents. Bicyclists have the same responsibilities as drivers. They must obey all traffic laws the same as vehicles. If you’re passing a bicyclist, move to another lane if possible and give them plenty of room. It is important to be on the lookout for cycles at intersections and it they have to maneuver around potholes or debris on the road. Again, knowing the appropriate hand signals are key. Always be on the lookout for cyclists wherever you are!

LIFE IS COOL...BY THE POOL

LIFE IS COOL...BY THE POOL



Nothing beats chillin’ at the pool on a hot summer day. We are incredibly lucky to have nice pools to enjoy in our area. Maddock just opened an indoor pool, Rugby has had an indoor pool for years and I have fond memories of swimming lessons there. And we cannot forget about Harvey’s outdoor pool where you soak up the sun and enjoy a dip. We encourage all of our area residents to take advantage. We’ve all heard the headlines of pool accidents, and more recently ones that are hitting close to home. Pool safety is more important than ever. Whether you are in a public pool or your own pool, there are things that are a must to remember. Everyone knows there are a lot of pool drownings, but the statistics are mind blowing. Drowning is the #2 cause of accident-related deaths in children ages 14 and under. 85% of those victims were not wearing life jackets. What most don’t realize is that people tend to drown quietly and quickly. Children and adults are rarely able to call our or wave their arms. That is something to think about...a pool full of kids, you think there's so many people, someone would notice, but in a moments blink, they can go under. As a mom, that is something I play in my mind. I make my children wear life vests, even if they get teased, even if they are the only ones. They will wear them. It’s such a simple preventative tool. Sometimes adults think with lifeguards around, how can anything go wrong? 19% of children drowning deaths happen when there is a lifeguard present. Its great to have a lifeguard on duty, but we cannot expect them to watch every single child at every single moment. There are so many scary situations that can happen with pools, but you don’t need to be afraid to live and have a good time. There are preventative tips that can help make sure you are providing a safe environment. Start by securing your pool or hot tub with barriers. They should be at least 4 foot tall and self closing. Make sure they are stable enough so children cannot climb over. Its always a good idea to place a cover over the pool and having an alarm that signals pool entry. Have someone watching children at all times when they are in the pool. Keep your children within in arms length, especially if they are not strong swimmers. A child can drown in as little as 20 seconds. Once under water, their lungs fill up with water so fast, there may not be time to get to them. Living in a small community, this questions always comes up: At what age should I allow my child to go to the pool alone? The answer is not one size fits all. Every child is different as far as their maturity and their ability to swim. It is really hard to set a certain age. The advice I would give is; ask yourself, can my child take care of himself for a few hours. That includes applying sunscreen, staying hydrated and being able to fend for themselves. You should also look at their maturity level. Do they know the route and know to be cautious of unknown cars and people? Are they a strong swimmer? They may know how to swim, but are not quite strong enough. If all these answers are yes, I would feel comfortable letting my child go to the pool alone. If you are in the area this summer, please check out our local pools!

Flag Cake with Cheesecake Topping

Flag Cake with Cheesecake Topping
By Michelle Weinmann
“The perfect dessert for your 4th of July celebration!"
Ingredients:
1 box white cake mix plus ingredients on box
1 box strawberry jello– 4oz
Strawberries and blueberries
Topping
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 tub whipped topping
Prepare cake in a 9X13 pan according to package directions. Cool and poke the entire cake with a fork.
Add 1 cup boiling water to the jello mixture and stir until all powder is dissolved. Stir in 1/2 cup cold water. Gently pour over cake and refrigerate 4 hours.
Mix softened cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add whipped topping. Spread over cake.
Create a blueberry rectangle in the top left corner of the cake. Cut strawberries in half and place in rows. Refrigerate 2 hours before serving.
Enjoy!


Homemade Ice Cream



Homemade Ice Cream
By Amy Haldorson
“Is there anything better than fresh homemade ice cream on a hot summer day?!"
This recipe is a perfect base to add any toppings or flavors.
Ingredients:
6 egg yolks
2 cups white sugar
24 oz heavy cream
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons vanilla
2 cups whole milk
Directions:
Cream eggs and sugar. Then add cream and condensed milk and vanilla. Beat until well blended. Pour into an ice cream churn. Add milk to fill line. Insert dasher and pack with a layer of ice, then rock and salt and repeat until full. Its done when it wont churn anymore.
Enjoy!

Kicking Cancer From Every Angle!

Kicking Cancer From Every Angle!
By: Michelle Weinmann
The fighters, supporters, survivors and volunteers will all be out rocking downtown Rugby and Harvey in the next couple of weeks with our local Relay for Life events. Rugby’s event is June 1st and Harvey’s is June 15th. The fight for cancer has been near to my heart since finding out my mother had cancer 12 years ago. But, she is a survivor and we continue to fight and support those around us who are continuing the battle or have fought and passed, like my uncle who we lost much too young. Relay for Life is a team effort that began in 1985 as a way to raise funds for American Cancer Society and brings the community together in a unified effort to fight cancer and raises awareness of the journey patients face as they fight the disease. Luminaries decorated and featuring the names of loves ones who have lost their battle with cancer, as well as survivors, are displayed on the walking path. The event is free to the public and family friendly. We want those involved; our volunteers, survivors, sponsors, everyone, to know by coming together and educating ourselves as a community we can help make great strides against this disease that in some way has touched us all. Our fundraising efforts are crucial to continue research efforts to find a cure as well as providing much needed services, such as rides to and from treatment and places for out of town patients to stay without financial burden, to those currently fighting for their lives in our community. In Harvey, our event is a Tri-County Relay event. We start out with our Community Meal (free-will donation) from 5:00-6:30 pm at the Armory. We will also have some games going, music, our Relay Store, silent auction bidding, selling of Luminaries, and team registration and team campsites set up. After the meal at 6:30 is the opening ceremonies. The Survivor Lap, Caregiver Lap and release of balloons is right at 7 pm. This year we are doing something a little different—we are having a Little Miss Relay Pageant. This is going to be a lot of fun for the little girls! They can dress up, get their nails painted by the cheerleaders, have a little program and get a tiara. We also have a new event this year—a wine-tasting at 8:30 along with some more games that I will be helping with. Some of the fun we have planned include a Cake Walk—which we are looking for donations of cakes. If you want to help, please let Michelle Weinmann know. It’s a great way to get involved. Also we will be doing Bed Races! This is with hospital beds with wheels. We are looking for teams to register and there will be prizes for Best time and Best décor. Yes, you will want to decorate your teams bed if you are able. Other fun activities going on will be a watermelon eating contest, frozen T-shirt contest and a kid friendly Scavenger Hunt. Prizes will be awarded! At 10 pm is our Lighting of Luminaries and at 10:30 is our Luminaria Ceremony or “Reading of Names". If you have been to a past event, you will remember seeing all the bags lit honoring or memorializing those that have survived or fought and passed because of cancer. The bags will be sold at the relay and around town prior to the Relay. We have them available here at the agency in Harvey. They are $5 or whatever you would like to donate. You can buy as many bags as you would like. The final lap and ceremony concludes at 12 am. We hope to see everyone out supporting our community and continuing the fight!

Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight
Nuline Insurance is expanding again, which means gaining another great employee! Say hello to Burton Kelly! Burt will be located in our new Maddock office, which is located in the Business & Technology Center in downtown Maddock.
Let us tell you a little bit about Burt. He grew up in Circle, MT and grew up farming with his large family. Burt is one of eleven children. After graduating from Circle, Burt then served our country by joining the United States Marine Corp.
After his time served in the Marines, Burt moved to Benson County and married wife, Bonnie. Together they have three children, two of which graduated from Harvey High School. Burt started his insurance career in 1997 and was an agent for Nodak Mutual Insurance for 13 years. NuLine recently opened an office in Maddock, ND, in which Burt will be located. Burt said the best thing about the insurance business is the rewarding feeling of helping our customers. When he is not working, Burt helps the community in other ways. He is no stranger to work and is always willing to jump right in and help fellow farmers. He always enjoyed farming and won’t think twice about helping anyone out. Burt also is an assistant coach for Harvey’s Little Stingers youth football program. He can usually be “heard" from the sidelines helping shape the young boys of our community. Burt also likes to relax by socializing with friends on the weekend.
Burt brings many skills to our agency, but most of all his big heart. He always puts the customer first and that is a quality we look for in our employees. Please help us welcome Burt to our team! We are so happy to have him aboard!

Hello Maddock!


NuLine Insurance is always evolving and changing, and in an effort to bring our local communities better products and services, we have recently expanded to Maddock, ND. Our 3rd office opened this May! Our office is located in Maddock’s Business and Technology Center. NuLine would like to welcome all of Maddock and the surrounding area to stop down, say hello and check out our new office. The new location will allow us to expand our insurance base and offer the existing Maddock area customers the same great service we currently provide. This would include our advanced technology systems and means of communication, like web and social media. Being an Independent Agency, we are able to give area residents additional options and choices when it comes to their insurance needs. Sometimes in a small town there are not many options and in order to have variety, it requires going further, whether it be out of town or online. We can help take the hassle out of shopping around as we represent many different carriers and do all lines of insurance. Our staff and team are thrilled to be a part of this venture, which includes our management and administrative staff, licensed agents, and CSR’s (customer services representatives). We especially look forward to having an active role in the community activities. With NuLine starting out in Harvey in 1966, and then adding our Rugby office, we have been built on being community minded and are always willing to help out in any way we can. Our entire team at NuLine are rural people that come from an agricultural background. We know how important it is to be involved and to keep the smaller communities thriving. We are also excited about some of the changes we have made to the new office. We have started with new paint, flooring, furniture and décor. With the fresh new look and being located in such a nice, professional business center, we are thrilled for this opportunity.

SENIOR PRESPECTIVES

It’s Graduation time and we wanted to have a little fun with some of our area seniors! Check out their interesting Q & A:

  • If you could have any super power in High School, what would it be?
  • What high level job do you think you could lie your way into without being noticed?
  • What childish thing do you still like to do?
  • What one thing is society doing now that we will look at in 20 years and laugh at?
  • Finish this sentence.. (I/name) am/is most likely to…………
  • What good tip would you give people on how to stop texting and driving?

Kevin Friedt(HHS)

  1. Super Speed.
  2. Pilot-I've lived by an airport all my life.
  3. Watch cartoons.
  4. Donald Trumps tweets.
  5. Become a successful business man.
  6. Put your phone out of reach.


Tatiana Friese (HHS)

  1. Have the ability to hack computers and change my grades or have a mega mind to ace my classes.
  2. I could lie my way up to be a secret agent since the whole job consists of lying.
  3. Climb trees and explore outdoors.
  4. That we actually drove ourselves around.
  5. Lindsey English is most likely to win a noble prize, but still be late to pick up her award.
  6. If you have an I-phone you are in luck since you can just turn on the “car" button and it will stop all messages to you until you stop driving unless it’s a noted emergency. It notifies them that you are driving and you will get back to them later. Or you could lock your phone in a box and chains and throw it in the trunk.


Madison Uhlenkamp (RHS)

  1. To know all the answers to assignments and tests.
  2. CIA.
  3. Watch Hannah Montana and High School Musical.
  4. Wait in a check out line in stores.
  5. Become a millionaire with my money saving skills.
  6. When you text and drive you aren't just putting your life in danger, but people also on the road.

Landen Foster (RHS)

  1. Super power to fly.
  2. The Principal.
  3. Biting my fingernails.
  4. Do homework on paper.
  5. Become a coach.
  6. Turn your phone off when you get behind the wheel.


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Schools out for summer -Schools out for ever!

For some, this may be a true statement. Graduation is a celebration of moving on to the next chapter in your life, whatever that may be. When preparing for an open house, you need to ask yourself a few questions.
What if your teen asks you to supply booze? What if there’s an accident on your property? What if someone drives drunk? Can you be held responsible? Party hosts should make sure they have adequate homeowners insurance to cover any injury sustained by a guest. Some things to look for on your homeowners policy; liability coverage may help pay for medical bills as a result of injury. It may also help cover the cost of a settlement against you. A personal umbrella policy, which is optional, may help provide greater liability. No one wishes for an accident to occur at their residence, but it always a good idea to be prepared and knowledgeable about what your home policy does cover. Below are some additional tips to keep handy.
1. Lock up all valuables like jewelry, money, firearms, electronics, prescription medications, keys, and your pets (even well behaved ones).
2. Require all guests to sign in to a guestbook.
3. Limit the number of guests in the home at one time/close off rooms.
4. Do a walk through for any items that could be tripped over or cause liability issues to arise inside & out. (ie. Landscaping, loose rails)

Camping Breakfast Burrito


Camping Breakfast Burrito
“This recipe is great if you have a crowd to feed and its easy to serve."
You can make these ahead and warm them at the campsite with one of those throw away tins!
Ingredients:
2 lbs hot/mild pork sausage
2 tbsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. onion powder
2 tbsp. chili powder
2 lg onions chopped
2 medium green or red bell peppers
2 tbsp. butter
12 eggs beaten
16 tortillas
3 cups cheese-any kind will work
1 jar salsa-warmed in pan
Cook and stir sausage, onion and green pepper in large skillet. Drain and set aside in pot. Heat butter in skillet until bubbly. Mix garlic powder, onion powder and chili powder into eggs. Pour eggs into skillet, stir and cook until set. Spoon about 1/4 cup sausage mixture onto each tortilla. Top with 1/4 cup egg mixture and 2 Tbsp cheese. Roll tortilla and fold ends. Serve with warm salsa. Wrap individually in foil to make ahead.