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Page 6 ....L.... n... .v..m..-.;.. “*4...,......._.-Ammm~m w~<fl-w‘-&w—- “an...” .. anew... “was”... via-nu...— w». The Star July 5, 2021 FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS , Sam and Joetta Booth outside their new bar on Main Avenue in Rolla. They plan on renaming the establishment with a bit of the city’s history in mind. take over bar as Mueller serves final ‘last call’ While cleaning out his desk in the small office space at the end of his bar, Bryant Mueller found the, first liquor liCense issued to the Main Street Saloon. The date was 1999. The 2021 li- cense will be his last. Mueller and his wife, Brenda, sold the long-time Rolla business to Sam and Joetta Booth. The couple will also revisit history themselves after deciding to re-name the establish- ment “The Club Bar.” Mueller, a former Rolette County Sheriff, said it wasn’t a tough deci- sion to sell. “It’s not that often a buyer comes along. Brenda and I are both ready to be less tied down,” said Bryant, adding that the couple has no plans to leave the community based on a key factor just down the street from their home on the north side of town. “The proximity of the grandkids will keep us close.” The official transfer of ownership was July 1, but the Booths were hard at work the day before. Sam said the couple will continue all the offerings that Mueller provided while adding a few things of their own. A new “slushy” machine is up and running and Sam said live music was already booked for the weekend. There’s also plans to bring back the auto-fryer in order to provide appe- tizers. The couple will keep their exist- ing jobs while depending on the bar’s current and new employees to keep the business operating. Sam works for Turtle Mountain Communica- tions and Joetta works at Park View Assisted Living. The bar’s employees are Gia Davis, Loren Lundy, Gail Belisle, Winter Monette, Quade Keplin and Ray Ann Henry. Bryant credited the “good neigh- bors” of business Owners, on the city’s commercial sector for helping keep his establishment busy as well. “The business community is good here in Rolla,” he said. Bryant added a short piece of ad- vice for anyone in the saloon busi- ness. “Have the coldest beer and the cleanest bathrooms and you’ll proba- bly be successful,” he said. The fondest memories Bryant has of his 22-year stint navigating the HOP LOCAL. FJL'I' LOOAL.’ ESPEHO LOOAL. ENJOY LOOAL. Mueller Main Street Saloon are the people who came through the doors. “They are what made it fun,” he said. Many of those people held a going away party last week. Bryant said the kinds words meant a lot to both him and Brenda. Bryant said his mother left him with a mantra that he tried to uphold during his time as a Rolla business owner. “She always said, ‘when you I go do something, try and leave it bet- ter than it was when you started,”’ he recalled. “I hope I helped make a dif- ference in the community.” Mentoring and recovery program at new location Amachi Mentoring and Recovery has a new location in Devils Lake and has expanded its services. Amachi made the decision to pur- chase the forrner Engen Law Office building a few months back. Ac- cording to board chair, Ryan Hanson, “Amachi is adding additional pro- grams which means additional em- ployees, and we could no longer house everything in the same space and wanting to stay in downtown Devils Lake this was the most practi- cal choice”. There are two apart— ments above the office which covers most of the expenses making it a good business decision. With the added space Amachi em- ploys care coordinators and peer sup- port specialists to work with persons on their road to recovery from addic- tion. Amachi partners with the ND Department of Human Services and ND Department of Corrections with the Free Through Recovery and Community Connect programs to offer services to those who qualify for either of those programs. Amachi also works with persons who do not fall under the requirements of those w state sponsored programs. This is made possible by grants and dona- tions. According to Brenda Bergsrud, Director of Amachi, “we want all people needing recovery support to have the same opportuni- ties”. Amachi partnered with .Ramsey County Public Health for 2 years to provide support to those not on pro— bation or parole prior to the ND De- partment of Human Services adding the Community Connect program. “We saw the need for all persons to be supported, so by partnering with the wonderful staff at Public Health we were able to add additional serv- ices”. With that partnership Amachi was able to bring in life skill work- shops with area professionals, such as a budgeting class and human re- sources to teach employment skills. “The workshops were a great oppor— tunity to bring in area professronals to volunteer their time to assist per- sons in recovery and also invite pa- tients from Heartview in Cando to participate and gain knowledge and“ lessen any barriers they may face”. According to Brenda Bergsrud, “we could never do this alone, I have to give credit to all of the agencies and persons we partner with to be suc— cessful with this program.” “We work closely with probation and pa- role, human services and other agen- cies for referrals and to bring about complete services to those in need” states Bergsrud. The Amachi staff works as a team. While one staff member is knowl- edgeable in housing and one is more knowledgeable in another area and so on. With this combination the Amachi team will work together to 9 bring about assistance with finding housing, employment, counseling, and gaining self —esteem while pro— moting self— advocacy. This past Christmas Amachi care coordinators and peer supports collected donations to provide toys and food baskets to their clients and families. “We go above and beyond to support our clients” according to Duane Gourneau, an Amachi Care Coordi— nator. Amachi has care coordinators in several regions including the Lake Region, Turtle Mountain area, Bis- marck, Selfridge, Beulah, Ft. Yates and Minot-Williston. We continue to need mentors to work with our foundation program of youth mentoring. There are several youth needing a positive role model by making the commitment of spending at least one hour per week with a child. “We have come full circle”, ac— cording to Hanson, “we are able to serve the youth, assist in recovery and now working with the Lake Re- gion Shelter, provide housing with services”. ' Amachi has offices in Devils Lake and Rolla and can be reached at 662- 6767. Ballot measure seeks term limits for governor, legislature Petitioners who include ultracon- servative North Dakota lawmakers and Republican Party leaders have proposed a ballot measure for term limits on the governor and members of the Legislature. Secretary of State Al Jaeger re- ceived the petition on Thursday for his review of its format. After his ap- proval for circulation, petitioners would have one year to gather 31,164 signatures to put the measure to vot- ers next year. The measure would add a new arti- cle to the state constitution, effective Jan. 1, 2023, imposing term limits of eight cumulative years each in the House and Senate. The governor could not be elected more than twice. Term limits would not be retroactive — meaning the service of current office— holders would not count against them. The measure’s language also would bar the Legislature from pro- posing amendments to alter or repeal the term limits; only citizens would be able to do so. North Dakota For Term Limits Chairman Jared Hendrix, of Minot, did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment. Ina statement he said, “We are fil— ing this petition because North Dakota needs a government .of the people, not a political class. “Term limits ensure everyone from our communities can run for an open seat rather than going up against well-connected incumbent politicians. Increasing citizen in- volvement with term limits ’will allow new ideas to be heard,” Hen- drix said. “Term “limits provide more oppor— tunities for citizens to have a role in government without leaving their job or business to become a career politi- cian,” he said. “Our communities have a bench of engaged citizens '. who would run for office if they had the opportunity to run on a level playing field, term limits end incum— bent advantage and levels the play- ing field. More people will use the opportunity to serve their state and communities.” The measure’s 42-member spon— soring committee includes several state lawmakers linked to the ultra- conservative Bastiat Caucus, as well Rush! For Dogs Nu m, 5 i lleterinar will hold a . . Vaccl nation 0 Q . l l nu: THURSDAY. JULY 3.; from 5:30 to 7 pm. at the Rolla Fire Hall Please use south side doors rIIIsrsunr/r No appointment necessary For more information, call 776-5726 J, ( i’ctcflctlltc'ltj y Service and Cats FREE L'llNIl.’ as multiple new GOP district chair— men. Hendrix is the Minot—area Dis- trict 38 GOP chairman. Last spring, Republican district parties censured nine GOP lawmak- ers,acti0ns political observers tied to the House expulsion of former Rep. Luke Simons, R—Dickinson, for ,workplace and sexual harassment. Simons denied any wrongdoing and said he was denied due process. The censures happened at district reorganization meetings,.when party members chose their district leaders, many of them new. A censure for- mally condemn a person’s conduct. North Dakota has no term limits for state elected officials or lawmak- ers. The governor and lawmakers each serve four-year terms. North Dakota’s Legislature has 47 senators and 94 representatives, and meets every two years for up to 80 days to write new laws and budgets. The 2021 Legislature adjourned April 30 after 76 days. More than 60 lawmakers have served eight or more years in their re- spective chamber; two have served more than 40 years: Sen. Ray Holm- berg, R-Grand Forks, and Rep. Bob Martinson, R-Bismarck. North Dakota’s longest-serving governor, Democrat Bill Guy, was in office from 1961-73. US. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., served 10 years as governor from 2000-10. The House in a 12—78 vote this year defeated a resolution brought by Rep. Jeff Magrum R-Hazelton, simi—. POSSI Charles Wood, MD Trinity Health Maria Li, MDCM, MSc, FAANS Trinity Health, MINOT, ND lar to the measure being proposed for 2022. That resolution would have imposed term limits of 16 years for members of the Legislature and eight years for the governor. Magrum is a measure sponsor. He said residents of his district want term limits. “I realize that term limits to politi- cians is more like kryptonite to Super- man. It’s not something that politicians like,” Magrum told the House. Fifteen state legislatures, includ- ing Montana and South Dakota, have term limits. Two other measure groups are gathering signatures for constitu— tional initiatives next year. One would legalize marijuana. The other seeks to limit constitutional initia- tives to one subject and require at least 60% of voters to be in favor of amending the constitution. Another petition group is seeking to recall Gov. Doug Burgum and Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford. The 2021 Legislature did not ap- prove any measures for voters. ‘ BOLETI'E GRADUATES Scholarship flnuortumty DlPtOMA Available to students who have graduated from the Rolette Public School and have been accepted into an Education Program have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship from the Rolette Education Association. 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