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OH . come up to fami Page The Star October 1 1, 2021 ArnOld “Sonny Mike’.’ Poitra Arnold “Sonny Mike” Poitra, en- tered the Kingdom of God, and was met by the warm embrace of his lov- ing wife, Gladys, and his Lord and Savior Jesus on October 6, 2021. .Amold'was born November 4, 1931, in rural Dunseith, North Dakota, to Michael, and Josephine “Lesedo” (Davis) Poitra. Arnold was the oldest son of a family of 13 siblings and worked on the family farm as a 9 young man. ' As a- young man he met the love of his life, Gladys Davis and'they were married May 11, 1954, at the Catholic Church in Deloraine, Man- itoba. They raised four children to- gether, Perry, Gary, Marlys, and Lisa. Arnold received his early educa- tion in rural Belcourt/Dunseith and later moved to Los Angeles and at- tended the highly recognized Allied Welding School through the govem- ment’s relocation program in the 19505. Arnold was employed as an iron worker, welder and pipefitter for his entire life. After leaving Califor- nia, he and his young family moved to Seattle for a short period of time. Around that time, they moved back to the «area where he began working at the missile silo sites in Langdon, ND. They later moved back to the Turtle Mountains where he continued to working welding, traveling back and forth to work, until the Turtle Mountain Manufacturing Plant opened in the late 1970s and he worked there for 20-plus years until he retired at the age of 70. He worked with his good friend Jeff Azure in fabrication, jigs, and fixtures. Her and his brother Peter were well f known throughout the area and state for their welding and work ethic, and to this day, many people would still y members and talk about how Arnold was such a hard working man and- an excellent welder. He was a member of Iron Workers Union 793. v ,The center of his life was family and God. He was a devout Catholic who said the Rosary every night and prayed for many people, especially his children and grandchildren. He was a man of faith who loved his family beyond words. The center of , , We, Gladyswho’ 7.7:, his world was he lost 10-; ‘5; 9. Many family members and friends remember Sun- day dinners at their home after Mass, where they would tell stOries about the “good old” days. Arnold and Gladys were fluent as Le Mitchif speakers and for most of their life, that is what they spoke to each other. We have no doubt that is the language they are using to talk to each other inHeaven. The love he had for is wife has been paSsed on to his Children and grandchildren, showing everyone the importance of being ,a loving spouse and a caring, protective parent and grandparent. , Arnold is survived by his chil- dren, Perry (Peggy) Poitra of Bel- court, Gary (Helen) Poitra of Dunseith, Marlys (Cyprian) Delorme of Belcourt, Lisa (Kelly) Laducer of Belcourt; 14, grandchildren; many great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter; and his siblings, Ina Allery, Raymond Poitra, Esther Eller, Mabel “BB” Delorme, Mary Ann] Morin, Eugene Poitra, Linda Morin, and Geraldine Larson Arnold was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Gladys, parents, sisters, Virginia Poitra and Vita Azure, brothers, Anthony Poitra, Dale (Poitra, and Peter Poitra, and great—grandchildren, Elsie and Simeon Poitra. Casket Bearers were Craig Poitra; Mike Poitra, Brock Baker, Larry “JR” Baker, Jeremy Laducer, Kelly Laducer, Courtney Gladue, and Jill Goumeau. Honorary Bearers were Perry Poitra, Gary Poitra, Cyprian Delorme, Kelly Laducer, Raymond ' Poitra, Eugene Poitra, special Fria..4.. , A 1 - ._I Ella BJCLooJ. B... charistic Gifts were presented by Linda Morin, Mary Ann Morin, Geraldine Larson, and Barbara Bel- garde. Readers were Craig Poitra and Brock Baker. The Eulogy was given by Craig Poitra and Brock Baker. Music was provided by Linda Peltier. A Funeral Mass was held Mon- day, October 11, 2021, at St. An- thony’s Catholic Church, Belcourt, with a visitation, Eulogy and Rosary Service prior to the funeral mass. Burial followed in the church ceme- tery. Elick Funeral Home, Rolla, ND, was in charge of arrangements. ‘Recovery Reinvented.’ event free and open to the public Several Nerth Dakotans will. share ' their personal testimonies of battling addiction, finding recovery, provid- ing support to a loved one and their experiences With shame and stigma at the fifth annual “Recovery Rein- , vented? Registration is open for the event on Oct. 25 at the Bismarck Event Center. The experience will be hosted by Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum and will be free for both in-person attendees and online via livestream broadcast on recov— eryreinventedcom. The daylong event from 9:30 am. to 5 pm. at the Bismarck Event Cen- ter will feature state and national ad— diction and recovery experts who will focus on reinventing recovery through sharing addiction and recov— ery stories, creating recovery- friendly cultures in the wOrkplace and community, eliminating the stigma surrounding the disease of ad— diction and creating meaningful con— nections with others. “As challenging as the past 18 months haVe been, We recognize the importance of lifting up the voices and experiences of North Dakotans facing addiction,” First Lady Bur-a; gum said. “Attendees will have the Opportunity to connect to diverse sto— ‘ ries from those in tribal communities. professionals in recovery, service providers on the front lines, family members and more.” Joining the North Dakota stOries will be four keynote speakers which include: - Dr. Joseph Lee, president and CEO of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. 0 JOnathan Holth, community and client development manager for J LG Architects and co-owner of The Toasted Frog restaurants and Urban Stampede Coffee Bar. - Laurie Johnson Wade, co- founder of Lost Dreams Awakening REAL ESTATE FOR SALE. The following real property is for sale on written bid: THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE1/4) OF SECTION NINETEEN, IN TOWNSHIP ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE (161). NORTH, . itiifftattithOF RANGE SIXTY-NINE(69) . ’" WEST OF THE 5m RM" m... , . .’ ROLETTEcOUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA Sellers specifically reserve all previously unre- served mineral rights. Written bids shall be filed with Lyle Olson, 1906 Pentland Street, West Fargo, ND 58078, no later than close of the business day on November 11, 2021. There will be no oral bidding; only written bids will be accepted. After all bids are opened, the high bidder will be no- tified Within one business day Of the Sale if his/her bid is accepted or rejected. If the high bid is accepted, the buyer will deposit fifteen percent (15%) of the sales price with Lyle Olson within five (5) days and will then have thirty (30) days to make full payment Of the pur- chase priee. Failure to make full payment Of the pur- chase price for the land within thirty (30) days will constitute a forfeiture of buyer’s deposit Of fifteen per- cent (15%) Of the sales price as liquidated damages. Sellers will furnish an up-tO-date abstract Of title'and Warranty) Deed. All real estate taxes for the calendar year will be pro-rated to the date of sale. ' Sellers reserve the sole and explicit right to reject any and all bids. For further information, please contact Lyle Olson at 701-793-0590 or at Olson.lyle@gmail.com sine Public Utilities CommissiOn BOX 490 BELCOURT, NORTH DAKOTA 58316 - OFFICE 477—6159 —FAX 477-8292 . _ PUBLIC NOTICE AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Turtle Mountain Public Utilities Commission (TMPUC) plans to submit a Rural Utilities Water and Waste Loan/Grant'application to USDA Rural Development. The applicationgbeing considered would request: -‘$2.000,000 for Contract 4-3, Belcourt Water and Sewer Improvements Phase V ,- $2,000,000 for Contract TM201 8-RWST-1 Shell Valley Lift Station and Force Main Belcourt Water and Sewer Improvements project includes the removal and replacement, Of water and sewer main and service line in the City Of Belcourt. The targeted areas for improvements are residential areas along BIA 7 and south of US Highway 281. The Shell Valley Lift Station and Force Main project consists Of installation of a lift station and two parallel force mains, one force main will be discharged tO a manhole near North Central Electric and the second force main will be used to handle Water Treatment Plant reject water. ' A Public Hearing will be held at 5 :00 Hill. on 'October 25, 2021 at the TMPUC Conference Room. To Obtain views and answer questions related to project ecOnomic and environ- mental impacts, or any other impacts to service areas. Recovery Community Organization in Pennsylvania. 0 Dr. Valerie Earnshaw, social psy- chologist specializing in stigma and substance use disorders and principal investigator on the North Dakota Ad- dressing Addiction survey. Initial results and insights from thei”North Dakota Addressing Ad-' diction” survey Will also be shared at the event. Over 2,300 people partici- pated in the statewide survey repre— senting areas such as health care, businesses, the justice System, law enforcement, tribal and local com- munities. ' “Recovery Reinvented continu- ally seeks to innovate and inspire by bringing both experts and people With lived experience 0f addiction to the table to talk about solutions,” Gov. Burgum said. “We have an in- credible opportunity to listen and learn from North Dakotans on what they know and how they feel about addiction so we can more effectively identify the gaps and areas to en- hance programs and services.” The event will also include a Re- covery ResourCes Expo, which will connect people to a wide variety of addiction, recovery and mental health resources from across the state. Information and resources will O a i I ;,~' submit them , complex. be available to family members to help guide’conversations around ad— diction and recovery. Recovery Rein— vented awards will honor local individuals and groups that are mak- ing a tremendous impact in the field of addiction and recovery. Opportu- nities to volunteer at the event are also available. Recovery Reinvented is free and open to the public, but space is lim- ited and registration is required. For more information or to register, visit reeoveryreinventedcom/2021/. Qua? Love Your Children: Sydney, Eva, Nate Brett TURTLEMOUNTAIN HOUSING AUTHORITY, T.D.H.E. A TRIBALLY DESIGNATED HOUSING ENTITY P.O. BOX 620 1/4 MILE SOUTH ON HWY. 5 BELCOURT, ND 58316 TELEPHONE 701-477-6873 ADMINISTRATION OFFICE FAX 701-0193 ._ NOTICE The Turtle Mountain Housing Authority is submitting a grant application to the ICDBG funding source. The‘source Of funds if received will be used in the reconstruction and development of a Maintenance Shop Building. The building Will consist of a stick built building-to house the maintenance shOp and equipment. The Turtle Mountain Housing Authority is seeking comments from the community on the project. Please provide comments to TMHA by , October 8, 2021. Either hand-deliver tO the main housing Office or Turtle Mountain Housing Authority Veterans jPO gox 620, Belcourt, ND 58316. th Annual TMCC Native Language Culture Conference Turtle Mountain Community College Wednesday, Oct. 20 &‘ Thursday, Oct. 21 Master of Ceremonies ~ Bobbie Frederick Time 8:4Sam-9:00am 9:00am-10:00am TBA 10:00am-10:1Sam Break 10:153m-11:153m ’11:15am-12:00pm 12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch 1:00pm—2:00pm 2:00pm-2:15pm Break 2:15pm-3:15pm 3:15pm-3:30pm Wednesday Oc’t.20I 2021 Welcome/Drum/Prayer Day 1 James Vukelich Heather Souter Digital Michif language tools Turtle Mountain Language Project Closing Remarks Thursday, Oct. 21I 2021 ' Welcome/Prayer Day 2 James Vukelich TBA Brea k Betty Frederick Your Name Is The Foundation BA Ojibwe Students Phrases To Use At Home Heather SOuter ’ Teaching Indigenous Languages Larus Longie Ojibwe Language and Music Lunch Betty Frederick A Journey Is More Than A Trip Brea k Alex Kmett Ezhi-bimiwidooyaan Gidinwewininaan Closing Remarks Drum Song *There will be drawings for all participants held FB live on Friday 10/22/2021. 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