Category Archives: Spring

White Earth Diabetes Day

The White Earth Diabetes Day/Camp has become an annual event at Maplelag organized by the White Earth Diabetes Project.  The organizers and facilitators did a great job providing workshops and seminars on managing diabetes, nutrition and exercise. This year the National Kidney Foundation was on hand to provide screening for participants. The day ended with Diabetes Bingo!

White Earth Diabetes Day 2009

Participants checking out special shoes for diabetes patients made by Nike.

Participants checking out special shoes for diabetes patients made by Nike.

Healty breakfast featuring Maplelag's home made hot cereal.

Healty breakfast featuring Maplelag's home made hot cereal.

Discussion on kidneys.

Discussion on kidneys.

Deb with loaves of angel food cake for strawberry shortcake!

Deb with loaves of angel food cake for strawberry shortcake!

National Kidney Foundation providing free screening for participants.

National Kidney Foundation providing free screening for participants.

Fighting the Red River Flood of 2009

Thoughts and prayers to everyone involved with the Flood of 2009 in Red River Valley. The situation is overwhelming. Great job to all the volunteers and officials who are trying to save the cities and keep everyone safe. Jonell and I went up to Moorhead on March 26th to help a homeowner build a dike around their home and a few photos are posted below. If anyone needs help or a place to stay, please contact us.

Fighting the 2009 Flood in Red River Valley

Overland flooding in low area west of Hitterdal

Overland flooding in low area west of Hitterdal

Single lane open

Single lane open

Lots of geese on the move over the prairie and open water

Lots of geese on the move over the prairie and open water

Jonell unloading hot chocolate and granola bars at Nemsek building. Volunteer center and sand bagging area

Jonell unloading hot chocolate and granola bars at Nemsek building. Volunteer center and sand bagging area

Filling sandbags

Filling sandbags

Home in Moorhead protected by dike as Red River swarms around

Home in Moorhead protected by dike as Red River swarms around

Big line of volunteers building new dike

Big line of volunteers building new dike

 

Dike near Woodlawn park

Dike near Woodlawn park

Homeowners talking to volunteer. Confident of their dike and waiting for the water to move through

Homeowners talking to volunteer. Confident of their dike and waiting for the water to move through

Woodlawn park in Moorhead under water

Woodlawn park in Moorhead under water

 

 

 

 

“Shooting” levels to see if at 43.

“Shooting” levels to see if at 43.

 

 

Bikes tossed on top of garage roof

Bikes tossed on top of garage roof

Waiting for sand bags

Waiting for sand bags

 

Helicopters flying constant over the river

Helicopters flying constant over the river

Bagging resumes

Bagging resumes

Secondary dike to be built on dark strip

Secondary dike to be built on dark strip

 

Folks on Fargo side on top of building getting good view of river

Folks on Fargo side on top of building getting good view of river

 

Coast guard patroling the river. Blue tarp secondary dike on top of earthen dike in Fargo side

Coast guard patroling the river. Blue tarp secondary dike on top of earthen dike in Fargo side

Getting sump pump ready

Getting sump pump ready

 

 

 

 

 

Ready to pull the poly over and hope for the best

Ready to pull the poly over and hope for the best

Water seeping from Woodlawn park

Water seeping from Woodlawn park

Woodlawn under water

Woodlawn under water